Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2017 9:35 pm


Date Joined: August 6, 2017
Last Online: September 21, 2017
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

Hello.... greeting the Pacific North West! 🌲🌲🌲. Born in Boston though. I am so excited about beginning this wonderful swap-bot experience. I've been "crafty" all my life. My interests are varied. I was a stay at home mom until all my children were in grade school. In order to have the same schedule as my children I became a school bus driver, and 19 years later I'm still sitting in the seat! When I heard about swapping I felt that it was a perfect fit for me AND to share. The best of both worlds! Right?!

I used to teach kindergarten which was a perfect fit for me because kindergarten is education disguised in one big craft session.

I love to walk and swim, hiking and a good bike ride. Camping and walking on the beach.

Favorite Music

What would the world be without music..... right now my playlist has on it... Rihanna's "Love on the brain", Adel's "Hello" - Well all of Adel,
Mumford and Son, Macy Gray, Journey, Duffy, Chicago, Elton John, Michael Jackson, U2, Train, Journey, Beetles, Tracy Chapman, Lauren Hill, well I could go on and on. I'm kinda an eclectic person of sorts and it translates in my music, reading and crafts!! I'm afraid I don't like country or hard rock though.

Favorite Books

I love to read and belong to a book club. What fun it is and it broadens my reading. I like easy reading but don't object trying something new. Some books on my shelf.... Girl on the Train, Winter Garden, Man Called Ove, A wolf called Romeo, The Shack, James Patterson, The Women in Cabin 10, The Light Between Oceans, Big Little Lies, Unbroken, again very eclectic. I love bookstores(older ones more so) and libraries and the feel of a good book in my hands.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorites, Pride and Prejudice The Help, Nima Island, Training Day, Eight Below, Marvel movies - Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Crash, Forrest Gump, The Princess Bride, I like based on true life uplifting movies, Action and adventure, Not good with scary, scary movies. No Saw or Geeper Creaper..... 😁

Favorite Crafts

Hmmmm - there just isn't enough time or ones attention span to really do my crafting justice...!! 😊 So let me just say ........ I ....L O V E ..... Paper crafts but have have been seen doing - Knitting, Crochet, beading, Cross stitch - But mostly I'm hooked on paper crafts. I do scrapbooking, journaling, making my own envelopes and cards. I love paper plain or lined of any color and shape, well maybe not every shape. I'm learning about pocket letters, I think I'm leaning toward the mini kind! Inchies and twinchies, I could get into all the little things I love - lets just say anything that has to do with embellishing my work. BUT I try my best to always craft beautiful work and want to swap with those feeling the same way and are committed to following through and doing their very best.

I also want to mention that Pen Palling, snail mail🐌, have a special play in my heart. I like short or long letters typed or hand written in our out of the United States. Swapping little things or not is fine with me. This includes PC - I love collecting them. No convicts and only women, I'm afraid we wouldn't have much in common otherwise. (I always feel bad saying that).

No Thank you

Anything Political, Cruelty to Animals - well cruelty of any kind, No religious items please, Dark art, Insects - except ladybugs, or Horror Movies... Yikes!

things I love....

I LOVE Coca-Cola, American Flags, Lighthouses, PC,s, Stationary and notecards and mini pocket letters, die cuts, Frank Lloyd Wright Architecture, Daisy and Sunflowers, Watermelon, Owls, ladybugs, elephants and giraffes, Ribbon and lace, Journals, Fountain pens, Vintage, Stamps, Pen pals, Traveling, Going out to dinner with friends, York peppermint patties,


mandigutterrose rated for Transport Postcard Swap #3 on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: I have so much awe for what you do. I remember how awful kids were when I rode the bus. I hope they are more respectful for you!
Response: Thank you so much... there are always those certain few!!! A lot of times I can win them over by the end of the year,..... Ah, might I ask just what kind of kids were you?! Just kidding don't answer that .... lol
BeadDiva rated for ATC #4 - Month of September on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you Kerin. My birthday is in September and I love the fall colors you selected. This ATC is now one of my all time favorites. Thanks.
Response: Oh thank you so much, I was so nervous because it was my FIRST ever ATC..... and H happy birthday to you!!
Fenix825 rated for Just Randomness on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool envelope of goodies!
HDouglas rated for Washi Sample Swap #2 on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great washi and note. I love the pretty envelope.
MelodicPenguin rated for I love Tea - NEWBIE WELCOME! on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so so much for the wonderful swap! I had to show it to my mum because it was so beautiful and she was amazed by it :D Wishing you and your friend with the beautiful name Yvonne a wonderful day ;D
Response: Yes I will tell "Yvonne" you wished her a wonderful day, she will get a little chuckle because I had mentioned you to her. Have a wonderful day back at you!
Bananers rated for EH~~Halloween ENVIES on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: I love the envelopes that you sent! I especially like the one with the pumpkin liner. :) You did a great job!
ShyAnn64 rated for Washi Sample Swap #2 on Sep 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty washi samples! I love the cute cardboard boxes that you put them in 🌸
Response: Thank you
MsBellaDonna rated for Join 8/20, Send PC 8/21~~US on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute pig postcard, I love it! I am really enjoying swap-bot and how it brings people together! :)
Response: Im so glad you liked it. My daughter will be so glad to hear that . It helps the sanctuary too.
yolomba rated for Stationery addicted penpals on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the letter and most beautiful washi samples, I really like them.
VivaLaDiane rated for NH: Postcards x5 on Aug 27, 2017
Comment: The quote that "the best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart" was actually Helen Keller. Even more beautiful now, right? Thanks for a great postcard. I think you and your husband should visit Saint Louis! It's great here. ♥♥
Response: Much more beautiful, thank you 😊
MadeByRori rated for NH: Postcards x5 on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Love the PC and your sweet message. I love Washington! Wish I lived up there instead of down in this crazy humidity and heat. We had an earthquake this morning and the hurricane is making weather all over the state crazy. I've got a monster headache and this PC made me smile. Thank you 💖💌
Response: OMG..... I hope it all goes well for you. Take care of you! 😊
kpfree rated for B&W PCs week 34 on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: HI Kevin! I know it is almost 1 am and i just looking at yesterday's mail which i went and got at the end of the block in the mailbox. Went about 9 pm but was bust canning pickles. Make 3 varieties adn sell them. Small hand craft batches. Yes, i grow almost everything that goes in them except garlic. Was reading your black and white postcard and yes I LOVE IT TOO! So glad that you found a stationery store too! I remember a good one in Eugene Oregon downtown back in the mid 1990s. So i know what you mean! The card is lovely and I LOVE the hand drawn element of the space needle and liked how the artist tied it in. Beautiful. Thank you for thinking of me and sending it over my way! I have to tell you Baba totally approved of it and she gave me her little purr to let me know. She is laying on the bed now relaxing. Thanks again and have a wonderful week! happy swapping and meeting a lot of great people here.
Response: My pleasure..... have a fabulous, fabulous day 😊

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MsLee on Aug 21, 2017:

Hiya! Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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