Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2019 1:53 am


Date Joined: February 18, 2015
Last Online: May 20, 2019
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

We will be moving from Tallahassee to Orlando in early June. This is why I have a short break in mailed swaps. I will continue to host electronic swaps during this time. Once we get unpacked and I can find my craft desk again, I will get back to hosting my normal swaps. Thanks for understanding!

Hubby and I work together as house parents in residential foster care. We work 16-18 days straight for 24 hours a day and then are off for 6 days.

Our own children are grown. Our oldest, a wonderful daughter teaches pre-school here in town.

Our youngest, a son, has two children of his own both with August birthdays like hubby and I.

I love my Lord, my hubby, my family, my kids, and my dogs.

Son and grandson:

My amazing Mommy & Daddy:

My gorgeous and great hubby:

And my beautiful daughter:

My pups even have their own facebook page. Zippo's Zone


Valuable: My Christian faith

Color: purple

beverage: Cherry Pepsi

person: my amazing husband

Bible book: James

flower: daisy

Candy: Bottlecaps & Spree

School Subject: English (I taught for several years.)

Book Character: Curious George

Snack Foods: Twinkies or Popcorn

Music: Southern Gospel & Contemporary Christian

Television: Law & Order (all versions)
And I must confess to being a reality tv junkie!

Odds & Ends: magnets, dog treats, fuzzy socks,

Random Weirdness about me.

I am allergic to chocolate.

I have arthritis, lupus and fibromyalgia which slows me down, but doesn't stop me.

I grew up in the north, but now live in Florida. And we moved down here to take a job, not to retire.

Candles burning in my house makes me happy.

I LOVE to rearrange furniture; it tortures me to leave it for more than a month or two at a time.

I really do NOT understand the Kawaii craze.

I'm allergic to mushrooms.

Birds creep me out. Seriously, they terrify me.

I'm addicted to my planner even though I keep changing the page design I use.

I had never seen washi until I discovered Swap-Bot.

Things I would love to receive

*Fabric of any size, shape, color, style, or pattern. I am obsessed with quilting and fabric crafting. Some of my favorites are polka dots, purples, and plaids. Any dog-related or American patriotic fabric is also awesome!

*Sewing supplies like thread, pins, quilt batting, interfacing, buttons, and any other sewing items you have but will never use. Even open, partial packages are such a sweet blessing to receive.

*Air Force or patriotic items - anything!

*Grandma items as I became a "Gammaw" in August 2015, and number two is due in August.

*Washi Tape, actually any deco/art tape. This is a new addiction since joining Swap Bot. How did I not know about this amazing stuff before??? LOVE IT!!

*Anything Curious George. A few years ago for our anniversary my hubby bought me a large hardbound book with several Curious George stories bound together. Best gift ever!

Things I prefer NOT to receive

I really hate to have this section, but with my medical history I must.

Please nothing scented. This includes perfumes, lotions, anything! My lupus makes me extremely sensitive to smell. What seems pleasant and mild to you could cause me problems. Candles with a fruity or nature scent are great. If they are too strong for me, my daughter loves to steal them from me.

For the same reason, please do not send anything with smoke or mildew residue or smell. I had a serious reaction not long ago.

Due to a recent medical diagnosis, I am no longer allowed to drink any coffee or tea so I would prefer not to receive these.

And on the weird side, I am allergic to chocolate so I may be the only woman on the planet who would not like to receive chocolate.

I am a Christian so I prefer not to receive anything that is in opposition to my faith. But don't worry, if you do, forgive and move forward is my motto.

My Craftiness

My first love is quilting. I love the creativeness and variety that comes with this great art form.

I also love sewing items like Bible covers, pillows, curtains, mug rugs, pot holders, tote bags, and other little surprises for my friends and the kids we work with.

I am a beginner at paper crafting, but I am liking the fun of creating my own cards to share. I have always loved sending cards, and creating my own is so much fun!


breezyp rated for NH ~ Fill "Er Up Pink on May 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty stuff!💜
Response: I’m so glad you like your goodies! Thanks for the heart and quick rating!
Tamawi rated for Decos Only - USA 5/2019 on May 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I also like the floral and gold patterned envelope.
Response: Thank you! I appreciate the heart!
SeleneW rated for Decos Only - USA 5/2019 on May 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the two decos. Just letting you know but the washi tape with white background and parallel red dots, I would toss it out. It made your Dr Seuss page stick to the next blank page. I was just barely able to pull them apart and used a little baby powder on the tape to reduce the stickiness to try to save it. I like your Dr Seuss page :)
Response: Thank you for letting me know! I really appreciate you working to separate them so carefully! I appreciate it so much. I had another problem with that tape and threw it out yesterday.
Comment: Thank you for the scriptures!
Response: Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart!
jeka396 rated for NH ~ Fill 'Er Up ~ Green ~ USA on May 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely green items , I think my favorite was the cactus die cut!
Response: I'm so glad you like your goodies. Enjoy! Thank you for the heart.
valentina22 rated for TCHH: Postcard of Flowers on May 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard!
Response: Thanks for the heart.
Comment: this will be a fun deco to add to. I love your snail mail carrier.
Response: Thanks for the encouragement.
CaseyErin rated for TCHH: Postcard of Flowers on May 4, 2019
Comment: Such a pretty card--I love purple--thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart.
Paige1900 rated for FS: Send a PC, Get a PC US Only on May 1, 2019
Comment: The directions were extremely complicated I agree...(The card cracked me up!)
Response: So glad you enjoyed it. I found the pack of cards at Goodwill and cracked up.
grammypammy rated for TCHH ~ Profile verse ~ GENESIS on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Genesis verse!
Response: Thank you for swapping with me and for rating so quickly.
Aladyjackson rated for Notebook #2 ~ Back to CA on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sending!
Response: I’m looking forward to reading and catching up with everyone.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your prayer request with me. I am going to put your card inside my bible and pray for you and your situation often! Blessings~ Hope
Response: Thank you Hope for praying for me. It is much appreciated.
Comment: Another great word Scavenger hunt of fun things! I love these swaps! Keep hosting them! The Die cuts are my favorite! Love the umbrella and teapot! Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad you like your goodies.
LadyJo rated for NH ~ Fill 'Er Up Purple ~ USA on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice purple envie of things! I for some reason don't have a lot of purple in my stash! I am glad to add to it.
Response: I’m the purple princess as everything here is purple.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Nice to be Noted on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: Wow! I feel blessed, an encouraged by the sweet note you sent to me! I will save this to my notebook full of Swap-Bot memories. Thank you!
Response: You deserve every bit of encouragement I can provide and more.
LadyJo rated for TCHH ~ Send your Sunday Bulletin on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing about "Love". It is fun to see other church''s ideas for a bullentin. I enjoyed the doodles! I pray the next ministry will go for you! Thanks for hosting this swap and I think you should do it again!
Response: Thank you so much for praying for us. Hubby and I have an interview Wednesday at lunch. Thanks for the heart.
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG: USA Flat Decos - US Only on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a fun selection of decos - can't wait to get to work on them!! Thanks for swapping!
Response: Grace, I'm glad you like them. Here's hoping you can get away from life for a bit to work on them.
lindseyjae rated for NH: Corny Joke PC - US Only on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: hi! thanks for the nice postcard! the corny jokes made me smile, loved how cheesy they were!! thanks so much!!
Response: Glad I could make you smile. That postcard is from a set I found at a thrift store, aren't they great?
Jjean rated for PP ~ Journal Cards on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much - really will enjoy using them.
Response: Thank you. I’m glad they made it safely.
Comment: Thank you for the two Deco Books you sent to me for the swap. I'll enjoy decorating a page in each book, then send them on in other swaps. Happy Spring!
Response: Thank you for the quick rating and heart.

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Lonestarchild on May 20, 2019:

Thank you for the fun handmade envies for May AWG. Always one of my fav things!

tcornell on May 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for the return address labels with my Madison on them, how adorable! I love them!!! AWG May wish list

Fabriqueen on May 14, 2019:

TCHH~Profile Scripture~Matthew

You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33

Have a blessed day! Hugs, Diane

Nnsabel on May 14, 2019:

TCHH ~ Profile Scripture ~ Matthew

Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

craftyone on May 11, 2019:

Thanks so much for the May AWG wish. I love letter sets! Such a nice surprise

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 4, 2019:

Thank you for the stamped images you sent for April AWG :)

Fabriqueen on Apr 28, 2019:

TCHH ~ Profile verse ~ Genesis

Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth. Genesis 9:16

You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good. Genesis 50:20 Hugs, Diane

grammypammy on Apr 23, 2019:

Thanks for posting on my profile!

TCHH~Profile Verse~Genesis

Nnsabel on Apr 21, 2019:

TCHH-Profile verse -Genesis

Genesis 18:14 Is anything too hard for the Lord?

MSturgill87 on Apr 20, 2019:

Thank you for the card & goodies via AWG!

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