Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2019 5:08 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: January 17, 2019
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Profile edited: December 6, 2018.

I am Beth from Oregon, USA. I'm married with no children, but we do have a small cat who brings us great joy & a little fur or is that great fur & a little joy?! =^..^=

I am a born-again Christian. Jesus Christ is my Savior.

Random things I enjoy:

  • Rock/mineral hunting on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere."
  • Getting together with friends for fellowship and card games.
  • Organizing my craft room.
  • Keeping the lost art of letter writing alive by writing to my pen pals all over the world.
  • "Treasure hunting" at thrift stores, garage sales, and estate sales, and finding cool paper crafting or letter writing items.
  • Receiving colorful snail mail in decorated envelopes (white ones are so boring!)
  • Sending colorful snail mail to brighten people's days!
  • Song birds singing their sweet songs.
  • Meeting other Christians who enjoy my love of paper arts and/or writing letters.
  • Cats (meow!)
  • Watching YouTube paper crafting videos.

Favorite Crafts

I LOVE playing with pretty papers, washi tapes, stamps, pens, markers, etc. I use them to make cards and envelopes for swapping, writing to my pen pals, and for encouraging and blessing my Christian friends.

I also love:

  • Decorating plain envelopes with colorful washi tapes. There is no excuse for sending boring white envelopes when we have washi tape! :)

  • Hosting swaps to get people to be creative with their pretty papers and washi tapes, besides just hoarding them. It helps me too!! ;)

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers, song birds, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, tea/coffee, postal or pen pal related (mailboxes/letters/postage stamps/snails*/pens). I love these same themes in a whimsical flair. * whimsical snail only, please.

FAVORITE COLORS: All the happy, colorful ones! LOL. I prefer bright colors (not neon) over khaki and beige tones. My "go-to" colors right now seem to be pink, green, and blue; however, it doesn't mean that I won't be happy with other colors too. For metallics, I prefer gold over silver.

Wish List

[If you have any of my wish list items and would like to set up a private swap, send me a PM. I'll see what I might have in my stash that you might like for a trade.]

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or the current self stick kind.
  • TAPE: Double-sided tape rolls or decorative washi (either samples or rolls - if you really want to send 'em).
  • EMBOSSING FOLDERS (background patterns) for use with BigShot or Cuddlebug. (Used ok).
  • STAMPIN' UP CARD STOCK: Any color (for making A2 sized cards (folded: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"; unfolded: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2").
  • YOUR HANDMADE CARD CREATIONS: I especially enjoy fun folds, pocket letters, or fancy folds card techniques. I like them for inspiration.
  • STICKERS (in my preferred themes above, as well as biblical verse stickers).
  • LETTER SETS/STATIONERY (with lines if possible).
  • TEA: I prefer green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). (See tea dislikes below.)
  • STARBUCKS: A gift card so I can enjoy a caramel macchiato with a petite vanilla bean scone.

Please Don't Send

We all have our own likes and what you like might not necessarily be what I like. Below is a list of things I do not care to receive.

  • Santa themed holiday items.
  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • Glittery items, as in the kind of glitter that shakes off a card and gets all over the place. It drives me crazy.
  • Themes: mustache, beards, circus, cutesy (Hello Kitty, Disney, cartoony), Asian, holiday-themed items (unless I've signed up for a specific swap), bugs/insects (dragonflies & butterflies are ok).
  • Scented things: perfume, incense, candles
  • Make-up
  • Tourist items (example: postcards, magnets & keychains)
  • Tea: I like tea (see above kinds under my wishlist), but NOT these kinds: licorice/anise, hibiscus, lemon, orange spice, or any black tea. I don't like tea that brews up red in color (usually from hibiscus being a top ingredient). No Stash brand tea.
  • Chipboard scrapbook embellishments, nor 3-D stickers.


I always send out my swaps and usually it's very soon after partners are assigned. If for some reason you do not receive a swap from me, please send me a PM or an e-mail before rating me poorly and I will do the same for you.

I will rate upon receiving your swap or shortly thereafter. I would appreciate you doing the same for me.


isabellasnow rated for EP: Pretty Paper Swap (Edited) on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Hi Beth! What a wonderful bunch of patterned papers! You always manage to come up with designs I've never seen. Really love them all and I'm crazy for those art quote stickers. Thanks so, so much for the thoughtful envie!
Response: I'm super glad you enjoyed everything!! Thanks for the wonderful rating. 😀
clutterfree rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ JAN on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Beth...you always send great swaps!! I love the quote on the stamped image stickers and the HM note card in my 2 favorite colors with the dragonflies would get you a ton of hearts if I could give more!!! Great items...the scavenger hunt series has been a lot of fun! Hope you are having a great start to your New Year...Charlene
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed this swap. I love trying to come up with profile based items. 😀 The new year is going good. Blessings.
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Love the envelope and all the extras - Happy New Year!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the mail art & extras. I really had fun making it for you. Thanks much for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
bb2 rated for CF: Mail Art- Happy New Year on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful, pretty mail art. It cheered my day. Best wishes on your lettering ventures in 2019. Thank you for the nice stickers and postcard. Happy New Year!
Response: I'm glad I'm could cheer up your day!! Thanks for the heart. Happy New Year to you too! :)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome items. God Bless and Happy Holidays.......=)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating. Merry Christmas to you too.
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Basket Weave Card on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Beth and thank you for the wonderful basket weave card! I had not done this technique either and the first one I tried I kind of messed up on, but the second one turned out great! Love all the bright colors of your card and thank you for the nice personal note inside. My son lives in souther Oregon - Jacksonville. Where in MA did you live? Thanks for a great swap and happy holidays!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card & note. Thanks much for the lovely rating. The basket weave challenged me as well, but I "Googled" it & found more cards to go by. 😀 I'll PM you about MA.
BeckyG56 rated for CF: Christmas Stocking Exchange on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Beth, what a stocking full of paper lovers items! Thank you for the beautiful paper, its too pretty to use, but I think I'll come up with something-maybe for journals! Thank you so much for your gifts, and your friendship!
Response: You are very welcome; isn't that purple stocking so nice & soft? :). Thanks for the lovely rating; I hope you enjoy the goodies within it and the one that I couldn't fit inside too!!
glennasgarden rated for CF: Basket Weave Card on Dec 9, 2018
Comment: Beth~ Thanks so much for all of the pretty flowers in December! The card is beautiful~ Enjoy your tree!
Response: You're welcome. I'm happy you enjoyed the card. Thanks for the lovely rating. Well, the tree is up and so far the cat hasn't climbed it, but who knows what she does at night, although she really has never taken an interest in doing that. She is however, trying to nibble on the glittery branches. Yikes!
clutterfree rated for CF: Mail Art- Christmas Theme on Dec 3, 2018
Comment: Beth...what a beautiful, merry and bright Christmas themed art envelope....I love the card filled with hot cocoa warm wishes and how wonderful to read your newsy note...yes the years pass too quickly and I'm always wishing I had more time for swaps! The deadlines always seem to sneak up on me!! It was good to hear form you as always and may your holidays be safe, warm and JOYOUS!!!...Charlene
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed my Christmas mail art! Have a very Merry Christmas too!
rarjones rated for USAPC- a'Round' we go! on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: Love your card! Thanks for swapping with me:)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card. You come up with some fun challenge card swaps. :) Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart.
stephanyhocc rated for MEGA Fan of Washi #2 on Nov 30, 2018
Comment: thank you for the beautiful! washi samples <3
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad they finally arrived. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Keruka rated for IWTS: Big Blind Washi Swap #3 on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for my gorgeous washi and lovely note. I love it all!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for the lovely rating. Blessings.
marhod5 rated for IWTS: Big Blind Washi Swap #3 on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the cool washi. I don’t have any like these. I’m always amazed at the variety of washi out there.
Response: You're welcome!! It is amazing, I agree, the seemingly endless washi tapes in the world. Thanks for the wonderful rating.
BlueberryLady rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ NOV on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: Love how you separated the Letters into little Envies.. and the Stamps on Front of Envie. OH my 91" Blueberry Washi !! for N. Ovals for the O and Verses for V.. Great Ideas.. Fun Scavenger Hunt !! Received 11/26/2018.
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed everything. These scavenger hunts are really fun! Thanks for the loveliest of ratings.
YooperHill rated for EP Washi Samples - EDITED on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Wonderful! Thank you.
Response: You're very welcome. Thanks for the lovely rating.
Zefaniya rated for EP Washi Samples - EDITED on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: I enjoy making cards like that as well! :) That cityscape is too cute.
Response: Washi tape & washi cards are fun! Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and ATC. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: You're welcome. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Show off your tapes #2 on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Ohhhh so pretty Beth! I love it! Thanks for the sweet note I hope you feel better and thanks too for hosting this swap and sharing some pretty washi tape samples with me!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed envies & tapes. Hugs for the rating w/heart. :)
TamiHope rated for CF: Fun Double Flap Card on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Beth! Your card is so pretty! I love how everything coordinates so nicely. Beautiful! Thank you very much. Tami
Response: Thank you for your compliments. I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Many thanks for the lovely rating w/ ❤️!!
smadronia rated for WOW: 5 Favorites on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: So neat, thank you! I'm sorry the first ones didn't make it. That starbucks tape is AWESOME! try a chestnut praline latte if you haven't =P
Response: I'm glad this set of tapes made it to you and that you enjoyed them. Yes, that Starbucks tape is very cool. Hmmm....a chestnut praline latte, I just may have to check it out! :). Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!!

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iamred on Jan 15, 2019:

was just checking out your profile! =) its seems today is your 10th swapbot birthday! =) heheh! 10 years!!! ♥

AbbyGailsCorner on Jan 8, 2019:

Hi Beth! Your RAK of Encouragement cards arrived TODAY!! I explained what happened in the group string. In any event...they are LOVELY and I will be using them very soon! Thanks to your husband as well for choosing ALL of us! You both are too sweet!

Heirloom on Jan 7, 2019:

...for hosting swaps in USA Happy Mail!

Animatarian on Dec 3, 2018:

Beth, thanks so much for the sweet RAK!! I'm going to enjoy using the Merry Christmas die to make some more Christmas Cards. Thanks so much for sharing!

TereDiane1954 on Oct 23, 2018:

Dear Beth, thank you for thinking of me! It was such a nice surprise to find your card in my mailbox. ♥hugs♥

Animatarian on Oct 14, 2018:

Thanks so much for your generous RAK of the Hot Off the Press: Four Seasons Stamps! They arrived yesterday, and have already been put to use!! I'm certainly looking forward to using them throughout the year! Thanks again for sharing!

TereDiane1954 on Oct 5, 2018:

Good morning, Beth! Thank you for your lovely note in yesterday's mail. I, too, had a wonderful time shopping with you and Joan♥

LivingInSong on Aug 23, 2018:

Thank you so much Beth for the lovely card and greetings! You made me feel so special today! :) I am so happy to be a part of the Christian Friends group with you. Have a wonderful day!

Mye on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you very much for the gorgeous washi samples you sent me for the IWTS: washi Tape Samples Tag ❤❤❤ Thank you for using different and unique stamps on the envelope too 💞 Have a great day ahead 😊

Animatarian on Aug 10, 2018:

Beth, thanks so much for your thoughts and prayers!! Your card is beautiful, and I just love the handmade envies, (agree the tea pot one is special!). Thanks also for the teas, I'm looking forward to trying them out with my morning quiet time. Thanks again!!

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