Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 1:16 pm


Date Joined: January 15, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Edited Wish List on 12/31/17.

I’m Beth from Oregon, USA. I'm married. We don't have children, but we do have a small cat who brings us great joy & a little fur or is that great fur and a little joy?! ;)

I'm a born-again Christian. Jesus Christ is my Savior. No one can earn their way into Heaven, not by works; nor by just being kind to others as I once thought. There's only one way and that's through a personal relationship with Jesus.

Some of the things I enjoy (besides paper crafting) are: rock-hounding (looking for rocks & minerals on beaches and "in the middle of nowhere") and playing cards/games with friends.

Some random things that make me happy:

  • Receiving colorful happy mail in a decorated envelope (white ones are so boring!)
  • Sending happy, 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!)


Please put proper postage on your envelopes. If your envelope is "bulky" or your card has a rigid embellishment, it may need additional postage. If it's square, it will need an extra 21 cents on it.

Please always include your swap-bot name so I can rate you easily.

Our home is a nonsmoking one. If you are swapping with me and are a smoker, please try to keep the odor as low as possible.

P.S. I always, always, always send out my swaps, and most often it's right 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. I will do the same for you too.


I LOVE paper crafting – probably because I love paper. There are so many colors & textures out there, oh my! It's hard to resist not buying more of it! Of course this seems to be a pattern with a lot of other crafty things I like too. LOL! :) I enjoy making my own cards and envelopes. I like doodling and creative lettering. I've been a rubber-stamper for over 15 years.

I enjoy writing letters in an effort to "help keep the seemingly lost art of letter writing alive."

FAVORITE THEMES: Flowers, song birds, cats, butterflies, dragonflies, tea/coffee, postal or pen pal related (mailboxes/letters/postage stamps/snails*/pens) and for the winter holidays - snowmen. I love these same themes in a whimsical flair too. * I prefer whimsical snails only, not pictures of real ones. :)

FAVORITE COLORS: it's hard to choose because they're all so pretty! My "go-to" colors right now seem to be blues, greens, and bright pinks; however, it doesn't mean that I won't be happy with other colors too. I prefer "happy" bright colors rather than say, khaki and beige tones, and prefer gold over silver.


The things listed below I would love to receive in my FAVORITE THEMES (listed above), unless otherwise described:

  • UNUSED USA POSTAGE: Vintage (the kind you have to lick or glue to seal) or current self stick kind.
  • DIE CUTS: I'm looking for die cut greetings (Happy Birthday, Hello, Thinking of You, Thank You, etc.)
  • WASHI TAPE: I've started an "All things Washi" journal that I plan to put snippets of washi tapes received (and purchased) so would love to receive all sorts of washi tapes (except the themes on my dislikes list. :)
  • COLORFUL STICKERS (see my favorite themes above)
  • STAMPIN' UP CARD STOCK: Any color (at least A2 folded card size).
  • RUBBER-STAMPS/CLING STAMPS: Your hand-me-down used rubber-stamps or cling stamps (see my favorite themes above).
  • STAMPED biblical verses
  • YOUR HANDMADE CARD CREATIONS: I especially enjoy fun folds, pocket letters, or fancy folds card techniques. I like them for inspiration. :)
  • TEA: I prefer green tea varieties (jasmine, toasted rice, and other "earthy" ones); I enjoy tropical additives (figs, pineapple, etc.). (See tea dislikes below.)

Please Do Not 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.

  • Although I'm a Christian I prefer to not receive crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery.
  • Postcards (tourist or other subjects).
  • 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: 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.
  • Swaps sent in plain white envelopes with no decoration (there is no excuse for this when there are washi tapes, deco tapes, stickers, colorful pens, etc.)

Thank You!

Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and learn a little bit about me and what I like. It's appreciated and really makes all the difference to me to know you took time to put thought into your packages. It takes them beyond just "checking the box," and moving on to the next swap. It's the difference that can totally make someone's day. I always read the profiles of my partners for this reason. I would rather send things they are happy with and can use, rather than things they will toss away - even if a swap says it's sender's choice. So, thanks again! ♥


DragonflyDaisy rated for RSC: Bridge Fold Card on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: Oh Beth, the bridge card you sent was beautiful and I absolutely loved it! Thanks for hosting this fun swap! I love trying new techniques and this one was fun and easy; in fact, I am using the technique at my monthly card making club this week where we each bring a card for everyone to make. I think they will love learning this new technique too! Thanks again! :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card and the technique. I love to look online for new ideas and the fun folds are indeed that - fun! Oh, I wish I could come to your card making club and it's always great fun to create with others and see what everyone makes. Thank you so much for the wonderful rating with heart too! :)
orneryswife rated for SS: Send me some punches! on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: I was surprised to see that you were my partner in this swap! I love the punches you sent! So generous!! Thank you. 😘
Response: I saw your swap posted and then asked to join the group. :) Glad you loved the punches! Have fun with 'em. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart!!
Comment: LOVE the amazing washitape card you made. And the samples are all very , very beautiful. Thank you very much for swapping with me!
Response: I'm glad you loved the washi tape card. I'm having so much fun making cards with washi tape - there is a lot of inspiration online to look at and try. Glad you enjoyed the samples too. Thanks for swapping with me, and many thanks too, for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
Mimi7 rated for CF: Cat Mail Art on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Beth, Thanks for the great cat mail art and all the great things you included!! Love the cat washi tapes also!! Where ever do you find those great cat washi tapes?? I still have the card you sent when hubby was recovering from his accident!! Thanks so much, I just got it out and reread it , everything was so true, I grew so much going through that journey! I hope you have a great New Year!! Thanks for hosting this swap!!
Response: You are very welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed it all. I was blessed with a gift last year of some of that cat washi tape, but you can find it online in some Etsy shops. Thanks for your kind words and wonderful rating. :)
Comment: Thank you for all the stuff and the private swap. I really appreciate the stuff and loved the envelope. I like getting cool envelopes. Love and Hugs, Michelle
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap, and many thanks for the wonderful rating! :)
georgiafae rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #3 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Love the stamps and decorations you put on this envelope! Also Love Love the extra stamps you sent me-thanks for sharing!
Response: I'm happy you enjoy my chosen envied decor, and extra stamps! :) Thank you for the wonderful rating!!
Artfreak16 rated for Artfreak16 & ArtyBeth3 on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap! It was a lot of fun! Thank you for the washi tape samples!!
Response: You're welcome; I'm glad you were happy to swap washi with me. I'm glad you enjoyed the tapes I sent., and many thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
snailmaillover rated for CF: Handmade Washi Card on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much!! What a fun swap and you nailed it! Beautiful card! Thanks :) :)
Response: You are truly welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed my card. Thank you for the lovely & quick rating! :)
orneryswife rated for WOW: Handmade Washi Card on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Such a beautiful card!! Thank you! And a nice letter, too! ❤
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my card & letter! Thanks for the prompt & wonderful rating! :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing your newest washi with me! What a great variety and all new to me. Thanks so much for the extras, too! ❤️ Have a lovely evening.
Response: You are welcome; I'm glad you enjoyed the variety of tapes. How fun they were new to you. Thank you for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Response: Thanks for the prompt rating. Enjoy the tapes! :)
Comment: What a fun swap! I really had to dig through my tapes & i love what you came up with to too! Thanks for great tapes & a great swap!
Response: I'm glad you had fun with it. I love having to think a bit with these challenges. Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Comment: Such a cute card!! I love your choices of washi you sent, thank you. And thanks for doing this swap with me, it involved 2 of my favorite things....card making & washi tape!! We SHOULD do it again sometime.
Response: I'm glad you got (and loved) both my card & tapes! Swapping again sounds great. I, too, love to make cards, especially with washi tapes! Thanks for the wonderful rating w/heart!! :)
Comment: Thank you so very, very much.
Response: You are very, very welcome. Thanks for the nice rating w/heart!
Comment: Beautiful! And the other set of new tapes you sent arrived today as well! Thank you!!! ❤❤😘
Response: I'm glad you're enjoying the tapes - all of 'em ;) Thanks much for the most wonderful rating w/heart! :)
Response: Thanks for rating. I hope you enjoy the tapes! :)
kathiann rated for WOW: Washi de-stash on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely washi! I think I love the butterflies the most.
Response: I'm glad you liked the washi !! :) Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart.
Comment: WOW Beth so many nice things you sent to me! Great happy mail for sure! Thanks you so much I wish I could give you a gazillion hearts Wait is that a word well it is when it comes to you and your generosity!
Response: :) :) :) You are very welcome - you are fun to put packages together for. Thank you for your kind words and the fabulous rating w/heart. Happy New Year!! :) :) :)
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the lovely rating w/heart! Merry Christmas! :)
rarjones rated for CF: Christmas Stocking exchange on Dec 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful card crafting supplies! I LOVE everything:) Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Response: You are very welcome. Have fun paper crafting! Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year to you too. Thank you for wonderful rating w/heart.

Rating Overview

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asddsa28 on Jan 11, 2018:

thank you so much for the random washi tag I love them the flowers I cant wait to use the hearts are amazing and butterfly wow! thanks so much!

glennasgarden on Jan 1, 2018:

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glennasgarden on Dec 25, 2017:

Merry Christmas Beth!

asddsa28 on Nov 13, 2017:

thank you so much for the washi! All ones I dont have and thank you thank you so much for the extras!! They will go grate in my project! The Christmas light washi is to die for!!!

ittybittykitty on Nov 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cute washi samples and pretty card! I especially love the cat washi :)

Kvwanderlost on Sep 30, 2017:

A Big Thanks for the surprise angel swap for WIYM: Show Off Your Tape Int'l #2. Very sweet of you to send, I love your washi covered envie and also the washi samples, especially the big cat washi, adorable!!! :D

sweetpea22 on Aug 12, 2017:

Thank You for the beautiful card~~ It really means a lot to me! I will keep it always.

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