Swap-bot Time: August 3, 2020 10:33 pm


Date Joined: December 19, 2017
Last Online: August 3, 2020
Birthday: February 1
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a silver aged (mid 60s) wife/mother/grandmother, and I live in central Florida. I'm a 7th generation Floridian, and have been married for 50 years.

I'm retired, (my husband is also) so to keep my sanity, I'm learning new hobbies. I am always looking for something new to keep myself busy (and to avoid as much housework as possible, lol).

I enjoy being outside amongst my live oak trees, watching the squirrels chase each other & working in the yard.

My favorite color is yellow first, then rainbow & sunset colors.

I have several favorite animals: cats (primarily, because I have the personality of a cat), horses, various birds (such as the titmouse, cardinals & house wrens), dragonflies & butterflies.

I'm highly into metaphysical matters (eg: spiritual enlightenment, paranormal investigations, esp, etc). And, yes, I believe in faeries, dragons, angels & ETs..


I've worked in the medical field for 20 years. Also worked retail, hospitality, customer service, and even several years as a Renaisance Fair serving wench (mmm, I really miss the pirates).

Favorite Books

I love reading historical romance novels, mainly time-travel & highlanders. Hannah Howell & Christine Feehan are two of my favorite authors. I love reading at bedtime, especially after a rough day. That's one of my favorite ways to escape reality.

Favorite Music

I enjoy listening to various kinds of music: celtic, esoteric, 60s/70s/80s rock, motown, and anything by Alabama.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorite movies are Everafter, Divine Secrets of the Yaya Sisterhood, Avatar, Pearl Harbor, Titanic, Happyfeet, Out On A Limb, Harry Potter, LOTR. In SciFi flixs: Star Wars (episodes 4,5 & 6), Lord of the Rings, Star Trek (the newer movies) and 2012. At times, I like a good disaster flick, such as Deep Impact, Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, Dante's Peak, etc.

Favorite Crafts

I love crafts that intrigue me, such as hypertufa (cement) planters, dirty pour acrylic painting, paper-crafting, sculpting with cement or plaster of paris, and other DIY projects. I'm finding steampunk projects and making faux postage stamps fascinating.


Unless there's a nature picture on TV, I perfer watching a tutorial on YouTube. I'm always looking to learn something new.

I also highly enjoy driving & roadtrips. Nascar was the only sport I'd watch, but not so much anymore. I was heavily into the #3 Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt Sr. (RIP).

I've been called a "granny gamer" because I love to play World of Warcraft (Alliance only). Runes of Magic and Dungeon Keeper are a close second & third.

My favorite food is Cantonese.

The teas I like: Chia, Earl Grey, Red Zinger, Orange Pekoe. (I have an ALLERGY to Chamomile).

Likes & Dislikes

My fave likes are: cats, dragons, faeries, Pegasus & dragonflies. Also the color yellow.

I also like: sunset colors, horses, parrots, sugar skulls, steampunk (gears & clockworks), shiny stickers (no "kiddie stuff"), altered paperclips, hanging shiny things, dangle beads, playing/oracle/tarot cards, washi samples, most anything eclectic or unusual.

I dislike propaganda. Please do not send anything religious, political, or sports.

I don't care for quilting, heavy sewing projects or yarn work. But give me a fat quarter or some yarn scraps & I'll make something funky out of it. I'm just crazy that way. :)

Not fond of the color purple (or shades of).

For tea swaps, PLEASE do not send Chamomile. I'm allergic to it. Thank you.

Just so you know....

If you're one of those wonderful people who make their own envelopes, don't be surprised if you get one of yours back with another swap. I believe in recycling. Unless it's one of those gems that I can't part with. I get very protective of my treasures (must be the dragon in me, lol). And if you don't see me in an international swap, it's not because I'm being picky. I'm on a limited budget, so I have to watch my postage. Sometimes I find a wonderful swap, sign up, then realize it's not regional, so I have to drop out. You may notice that my stuff is not high quality. Having to do on the cheap doesn't allow for all the pretty & nifty equipment. So, I do what I can, until I get myself stocked up (bit by bit).

10-30-2019: I rate within a couple days of receiving my wonderful happy mail. But for some reason, the rating doesn't always go through. Not sure if maybe SwapBot's matrix doesn't recognize my OS(Linux) or the "send" button isn't sensitive enough to register my "click", even though all the text that I typed is still on the "rating" page. Once I get the reminder to rate, I go back & reclick the button, then it goes through. So please be patient, the rating will eventually come. TY


Poeprincess rated for OATCs: Let’s Face It Coin on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: I saw this Coin & smiled 'cause Marvin is one of my favorite Toon characters, also! Thanks for participating, for all the extras & being my partner.
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas Tassle on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: Thanks a bunch!!
LauraM540 rated for OATCs: Purple Haze on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Sweet card! Thanks so much for the extras too!
Comment: Loved your dollar store ATC. The flowers were so pretty on your napkin. Cute sentiment too. Thanks for the die cuts. Your hand written note was thoroughly enjoyed and read at least 4 times.
Kirkdebb rated for GAG: Star Wars Mandalorian on May 26, 2020
Comment: I LOVE this ATC! You did a great job. This image is awesome and has all my favorite characters! Thank you for the extra butterflies too!!
Comment: Thank you for your ATC ! I like the prancing unicorn on the rainbow, with that little dash of sparkle on it all. ^__^
Comment: Thank you for the sweet merman ATC. ❀️
chimerix rated for OATCs: Floral on Apr 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and the extras to craft with. Always a pleasure to receive an envelope in the mail from you! Aloha
DragonflyDaisy rated for Faux Postage Stamps - US/NA on Apr 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for hosting this fun swap and for the cool faux stamps you made for me. I made some using real stamps as well and thought they turned out nice. Happy crafting! :)
rarjones rated for SS- March Madness! on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: thank you for your card. I love that technique of using envelopes for cards. Sweet of you to send along extras - I do like tea:) Still cold here by me and stormy too.
PaperPassion rated for Tile Technique on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: The card you made is great .I love flowers so you could not have picked a better theme.Thank you so much and also for the extras.Will surely use them.
Comment: Thank you for including information on your process, it's something I love to know. The ATC is amazing. It's impressive how well the 3D effect works. You're so talent. Thank you for this amazing fairy. *_*
Comment: β–‚β–ƒβ–…β–‡β–ˆβ–“β–’β–‘Ϋ©ΫžΫ© Thank You Ϋ©ΫžΫ©β–‘β–’β–“β–ˆβ–‡β–…β–ƒβ–‚ Cathy for the *Λ›Λšαƒ¦ β€’Λš ˚mind blowing ~β™₯~˚ ✰* β˜… swap! I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous ATC. I absolutely 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 it! She is just (Β―`*β€’.ΒΈβ™₯β™« β™« Bβ–‘Eβ–‘Aβ–‘Uβ–‘Tβ–‘Iβ–‘Fβ–‘Uβ–‘L β™« β™₯ΒΈ.β€’*´¯) β™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯ WAIT! There are paper clips in here?! Oh. My. GOODNESS! They are actual π–‡π–Žπ–‡π–‘π–Žπ–ˆπ–†π–‘/Christian themed clips!!!! *Squeals with happiness* I could hug you right now, you know that? This was such a personal and thoughtful gift. It is priceless! I am forever touched. Your ATC is true treasure and you are an unbelievable artist. I am sincerely humbled and honored to have been your partner. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. Sending you a gazillion hearts! Your Swap-Bot Sister LoraπŸ’–β₯πŸ’žβ¦πŸ’•β§πŸ’—β™‘πŸ’“β™₯οΈβ€οΈβ€πŸ’˜αƒ¦πŸ’β£πŸ’˜πŸ’šπŸ’ŸπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’› Ξ΅Ρ—Π· Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❀ ƸӜƷ Ξ΅Ρ—Π· P.S.Tell Dear Hubby that I said you deserve feather-footed Bantams after this swap! Honey, you πŸ…΄πŸ…°πŸ†πŸ…½πŸ…΄πŸ…³ the privilege of being a "chicken mom" to posh, pampered peeps! XOXO
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I usually try to check my partner's profile, so I can send relevant items. As for the chickens, hubby's soon to find a couple of extra mouths to feed. I've got my eye on a black silkie. And there's a tan one with a "polish" top knot. lol.
Allegrae rated for PSO: Profile PC fun! on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the favorite faces PC! They look quite happy together.
Comment: Your Greenman turned out so gorgeous! I just love him. And thank you also for the ATCoin blanks. Aloha
ginny19590 rated for ABCUSA: Profile Delight ATC on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: You so nailed the ATC and caught exactly what delights me, lol. Roscoe and my cats. Thank you so very much for an ATC that brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart. God Bless and have a safe and wonderful weekend........=)
ChinaCat rated for Spring/Summer Wall Hanger - USA on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Cathy! The altered CD wall hanger is beautiful and with your excellent mailing materials it arrived in perfect condition. =) Seriously! Thank you for the extras as well ~ very sweet of you. xo
AnitaHames rated for SS: Put a Feather on It on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I like the glossy paper and the glittery feather. Thanks for the extra papers, too.
GigiCrafts rated for Mystical/Magical PC - NA on Feb 22, 2020
Comment: fantastic job I love dragons
Arabella rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #22 on Feb 17, 2020
Comment: I think you nailed the violet! Think they are in the same family as pansies, so kinda confusing! Love the lace and music background! Thank you! And love the piece of lace from your aunt's wedding dress!! I will be happy to re purpose it!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 212 17 21
Completed Fives Threes Ones
228 251 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 54 170 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


chimerix on Apr 7, 2020:

Thank you so much for the great flower and bead wedding embellishments. They are going to be wonderful for my crafting! Aloha

RAKs Only Group - March

Kirkdebb on Mar 26, 2020:

Thank you for the Holographic paper RAK! I think I'll use some for ATC, and maybe an Iris Folding Card, and I'm sure I'll think of some other great uses for them!!

Ukucaitie on Jan 25, 2020:

Hello! I got your Decorative Trim RAK today and love them all! I want to put some in my journal and maybe try to make some thing with them!

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:

Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps

Hugs, Pam

Lillie104 on Apr 20, 2018:

Catie, Love vintage & the era of steampunk. Industrial revolution, Jules Verne,so give it ago. Hard to pick favorite colors. Not into neon or brights. Like pastels, muted, love coastal colors.

Lillie104 on Apr 20, 2018:

Cathie, enjoyed your profile. We are big NASCAR fans. This is the first Daytona 500, we missed have been going since the early 90's. I am a retired RN have been married since 1971

DaniZplannerchick84 on Apr 19, 2018:

Hi I really enjoyed reading through your profile I love Florida. I also love to read at bedtime but if its too good than I'll never get to bed. I love the fact we have some of the same things in common with animals I love cats!!!!!!! I totally get not having high quality but I believe if its from the heart that's all that really matters. Take Care It was very nice getting to know you!!!!!! You sound like such a sweetheart

                                  Sincerely Dani Z 
Creativemind on Apr 18, 2018:

Paper Manipulators "Getting to Know You"

It was interesting reading through your profile. I have to say though, I used to read during bedtime, but it always put me to sleep lol. It was nice getting to know you.

paperlovely on Apr 2, 2018:

Hello, very nice to meet you - I'm really excited to be a part of this new paper crafting group. I actually think I've sent you something, or maybe you sent me something - either way I remember reading your profile before. I just recently discovered the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon - I've seen all of the TV seasons and just finished book one. I have become a bit obsessed! I don't know many others who are watching or reading so if you like those too, maybe we can chat about it :) l look forward to getting to know you better! For: getting to know you--Addicted to Paper group.

HilC on Apr 2, 2018:

Hi! I'm excited to be a part of this new paper crafting group with you. I just love making new things with paper and being creative. You sound like a very interesting and creative person. You certainly have experienced many different things in your life. (The pirates! Hahaha!) I also love nature and birdwatching like you. I like to watch the blue jays in my area (Canada) I don't know if you have them in Florida. I have only been to Florida once, and I must say it was FAR too hot for me. Just not used to it! Haha. Can't wait to swap with you in our new group. For: getting to know you--Addicted to Paper group.

Login to leave a comment now!