Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 4:38 pm


Date Joined: August 26, 2009
Last Online: September 25, 2019
Birthday: April 16, 1978
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a whole lot of eclectic, very alternative and I love living my life, my way.

There are VERY few crafts I don't like...I art journal (EVERY day). Lately I've switched to teh Happy Planner classic and I'm LOVING IT!!!. If you do Happy planner I'd love to swap supplies with you. Other than that, I Love note cards & stationary & stickers of all kinds, make ATC's on occasion. I'll use any medium I can get my hands on! I paint, draw, scrap book, sew & glue (It's cheaper than therapy!)

Right now I'm in the process of making lots of altered art tags. I'm so in love with them I'm having a hard time letting them go!

I love rainbow colors, deep rich vibrant colors and anything to do with Yoga or belly dancing.

I also remake & reuse LOTS of things...Card backs become tiny envelopes or protective cover for ATC's..stickers become tabs on sheets. I love reimagining what something can be used for so if you send me something with that in mind, i am most grateful!

I Swap A LOT! If something didn't get to you, PLEASE contact me before giving me a low rating. If it's gotten lost, I'll be happy to resend it. If I haven't rated you, drop me a direct message! I'm usually very good about getting swaps out before they are due and rating as soon as I receive something but there is always room for human error. I'd rather be given (and give!) the benefit of the doubt.

I have two kids. A 21 yr old daughter who boomerangs back and forth between living at home & living on her own and a 17 yr old daughter who spends most of her time working with animal rescues.

I have two partners, one of 11+ years and one of 8+ years who are both outside the Gender Binary. One is a truck driver and the other lives (by choice) about 2 hours away. We have a house on my family farm that we all come together on in a loud boisterous mess.

Favorite Music

I like any kind of music except disco, religious and yodeling. I'm pretty open minded but my favorite genres are 80's music & Country. (yeah. yeah..I know...!)

Favorite Books

I am a fan of books but I don't read as much as I used to. TOO BUSY! The only things I do not read are rip-her-bodice-off-trash, westerns, and sci-fi. My favorites are the Kushiel series.

Stuff & Things

There isn't much I won't like. Seriously. Favorite tea? I'll try it. Got a bunch of stickers that are too small? Send them on. I'm not a picky person and I'll either find a way to use it or send it on to the next person I think will like it. I love gifting things to my co-workers small children or making things for my yoga buddies, dance sisters and occasionally my family (who is somewhat tired of it all at this point!)

WANTS & LIKES: ANYTHING that I can use in my Art/Junk journal HAPPY PLANNER Stickers or inserts (Classic or Mini please) Pigs with wings- Stickers, punches,print out, knick knacks...it's the only thing I actually collect. I love them & the "When pigs fly..." statement Rocks/Stones Crystals/Gems Essential Oils (Mint's, Bergamot, Eucalyptus are favorites) Hand drawn things Quotes Pretty or interesting photos Mixed Media things (charms, flowers, punches, etc) INTERESTING Fabrics (Small samples are fine) Simple bead Necklaces or bracelets (think 1-2 focal beads, longer is better) ATC's-Anything Queer based, Yoga or belly dance, hand drawn, mixed media, vintage. I've gotten out of making them so I'm getting rid of my "swap stash" but if you think I'd like them, feel free. Inchies, twinchies Washi tape samples Ladies Hankies Mala beads and bracelets Interesting/Pretty note pads/sticky notes/to do lists (I make A LOT of lists!) Jewel/rainbow colors Anything quirky or odd Recipes (I'm a gastric patient so High protein/Low carb is great!) Dark/Horror/Halloween/Bloody images or items Book pages or prints Office supplies (It's a thing!) Hole punches or punches in general you may be tired of Recycled or re-used items

Please DON'T send me: Anything anti-LGBTQI+. Seriously..it will piss me off faster than anything.

Christian Items. I've been a recovery Southern Baptist for 26+ years. I don't have anything against YOU practicing, but I'd prefer not to have it.

Quotes with a religious bent, friendship oriented or family bent. (It's not that I don't like them, it's just a GOOD possibility I already have them)

Pastel colors or Baby items. My baby's are all grown!

Generic glass beads or seed beads...I have TONS! (Want some? I'll send them if you message me!)

Pinterest? Follow me! https://www.pinterest.com/gaylaa/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beautyfullchaos/

Favorite Crafts

I am a Jill of all trades and master of none...I sew, I bead, occasionally I draw and paint. I've been know to embroider, make candles, paper crafts, chainmaille, jewelry making, scrapbooking and other assorted items. I love trying new crafts but tend to flip back and forth on them. I do a lot of mixed media work in all kinds of ways. LOL Eclectic! The one I keep up is an art/smash journal...its a diary with pictures. quotes etc that Ive kept every day since I was in highschool. Now they're called Junk journals, or mixed media journals...so anything like tags, pictures quotes (I LOVE QUOTES!) you have, send them along.


Wheat2bn rated for Memo Sheet De-Stash on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Loved it thanks!
Soapboxgirl rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #8 on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies you sent!
thebeholder rated for Washi Sample Swap on Apr 25, 2018
Cupcake436 rated for Washi Sample Swap on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Just wanted to let you know that due to the stamps being covered with tape on your envelope, it came postage due for $3.50.
Response: Oh no!!! I am so sorry! I'll rectify that asap so please look for another envelope from me. Thank you for letting me know!!
Comment: Thank you for the fun woodland goodies!
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Washi Sample Swap on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi and extras!
orneryswife rated for Fabric De-Stash! on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: What a fabulous selection of fabric and trim goodies!! Just wonderful!!! 😘
Comment: thank you.
Comment: I love the samples you sent - Thank you!
rebeldaisy rated for Ephemera Envelope: June -USA- on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I appreciate all the cute items you included!
teresa110 rated for JJJ: Mini Flow-ish Journal on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: Wow! What an amazing flow-ish stuffed journal thank you! So many things to use...
Comment: Thank you!
BluGinhm rated for JJJ: Paper Embellishments on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Everything you sent/made is lovely! Can't wait to use them in a journal - thanks!
veronicallama rated for July Tea Swap on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot! Looking forward to trying them.
mandigutterrose rated for Summer Meditation NC on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: WOW ~ this is a great package! I sure will enjoy using everything. The wreath is really cool, did you make that? Its going up on my craft room wall.
Sakubik rated for Do More Art PROJECT ~(^.^~) *April* on May 7, 2017
Comment: Your costumes are very nice, I hope your show is a success!
Comment: Beautiful costuming!
Comment: Great pics and well done. x

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CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

WallflowerJenn on Feb 4, 2016:

Thank you for the rating!!! 💗💗

user2637 on Jan 24, 2016:

Hi there. Just wondering when you will be assigning partners for the Destash swap. The date has passed and we've only a few days more until we send so.... ? Thanks!

93nha2603 on Dec 20, 2015:

Profile read Hi hun I see u have children I have a 4 year old son xx I am also a big fan of horror films and I'm a big fan of Sci fi books there good to read your also a very loyal swapper u and ur family have a lovely Christmas and I hope every minute is magical for u x

mindingmomma on Dec 20, 2015:

Hello, I have to agree with the flipping in and out of different kinds of crafts, there's just too many ideas and not enough time. Two teenaged daughters! You are one busy mom. I have to admit a guilty pleasure is watching the Breakfast Club! It was just on this weekend, and yep, I stayed in bed an extra hour just for that. I hope you have a Happy Holiday and a wonderful New Year! Jay -"Read My Profile & Leave a Nice Comment Swap"

art3osb on Dec 19, 2015:

Read my profile and leave a nice comment

Hello Gayla,

I like your swap-bot name. I celebrate my birthday in April too. I see you have 2 girls. I raise 3 boys. My oldest is 19. He will be 20 in a few months. Horror movies are awesome. I'm the only one that likes them.

Have a Merry Christmas🎄

catestalkergc on Sep 13, 2011:


Welcome to TBA

NaughtyElf on May 24, 2010:

Thank you for joining The Sangoire Cloak! So nice to have you! Stop by and take a look at our new forum tag! Blessings! Sherie

accessaesthetic on Jan 9, 2010:

Hi there, beautyfullchaos! This is your swap partner for the Jewelry Set USA swap. I just sent out your package today, and I hope you love it! I also added a little something extra in there as well.... =D This was my first swap, and it was a pleasure making something for you. By the way, I noticed you have 'pigs' and 'small games' under your likes category, so I thought you might enjoy this game my friends and I play:


It's called Pass the Pigs, and it's very easy and fun - not to mention travel size! I figured you might appreciate it. =)

Have a good day!


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