Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 5:26 am


Date Joined: September 13, 2018
Last Online: September 17, 2019
Birthday: January 14
Country: United States

About Me

I ran across a girl, Suzi blu, on Youtube who introduced my daughter and I to Art Journaling about 9 or 10 years ago. My first journal is hysterical but I have improved...a little...Early on, my daughter found out she didn't enjoy that hobby so she left me to learn on my own...I dabbled a little over the years, but really got steady with it in 2017...I do most of my learning by watching other truly amazing artistic people on YouTube....tha'ts where I spend most of my time. My interests vary in different kinds of things one might put in a journal, trying my hand at all sorts of ideas...like one thing I started was learning how to draw faces...I ran across Dina Wakely who says if you will do a hundred faces...you will be successful...so I think I have done at least 30 so far....some of those I like....and she's right...I feel comfortable with it but still need the practice....I like Art Marks....just random marks on a page or two using mixed media...stamps, stencils, acrylics, watercolor, pan pastels, inks, distress inks and oxides, markers, etc...I love the idea of making pocket letters but for now, I enjoy making single ATC cards....My neighbor works in oils...tried that but found out I don't like oils...so I don't work with that media....I love collage and started getting ephemera kits from Etsy and collaging in a very large 12 x 14 book....that's an occasional journal, not every day....I just love Art....I am not a natural artist....I do have to work hard at it....I usually call myself the copycat artist but hopefully one day I will find my style....My kiddos are grown and off on their own adventures, so I have plenty of time for "arting"... I had started a Youtube channel a while back ("MadHatter 27"...with the bird pic)) in art journaling... it's just for fun....lots of editing....lol....but I wanted to challenge myself to just film it, don't worry so much about it and see how much I grow in my "arting'....or not...but it does take so much time so, I have put it aside for now...papercrafting is my new time consumer as of late....like I mentioned before....ATCs,flipbooks, pocket letters and zines....so much fun to put together....

Favorite Television

I love British t.v......old favorites are Miranda and the Vicar of Dibley... Downtown Abbey's a good one....

The Durrells in Corfu....currently my fav!

odds and ins

We have 2 cats and 2 dogs....

I would love to sell all my stuff and be a minimalist...

I thought about selling my house and living in my car....once...ummm...update (2-19)...back to thinking about it again...a couple of more inspiring women on YT who have decked out different kinds of vans that look way cool!!....could I actually do it?...hmmmm....possibly the last part of life's journey spent living uniquely....?

I was born and raised in Texas and I hate being hot but my favorite time of the year is summer because of how long the sun stays out....plus I love the lake and water skiing....

I lived in Holland for 3 years when I was 10-12 yrs old.... got to look around western Europe just a little bit while we were there....I liked Paris because of the crepe carts....oh so yummy!....But my favorite place was the south side of France.....I remember it seemed so pretty and peaceful than any of the other places we visited.....I have always wanted to go back and experience it again.... one day maybe....but I also want to go back and see our home there in Voorschoten...I have seen it on that google earth site once....still standing...

I have lived in Colorado for 4 years, my university days (CSU) and also in Kentucky, for 4 years as well....both places are beautiful and unique in their own ways....


fav color blue

fav combination of colors:

..............pink and brown


..........pink yellow orange

...........red orange yellow

fav birds owl and geese

fav outing anywhere in the world you can travel around on a scooter/motorbike checking out the city or town...

fav buildings windmills and lighthouses

love a good book by the fire eating fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies and drinking milk from a glass that has been stored in the freezer for a while...ahhhh...heaven to me!!

would love to see those huge trees in the Redwood Forest/National Park

Great Quotes

"Creativity takes courage" -Henry Matisse

"We don't make mistakes just happy little accidents"-Bob Ross

"Happiness is an inside job! Don't assign anyone else that much power over your life"

"Don't let yesterday take up too much of today"-Will Rogers

"Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold"-Josephine Daskam Bacon

"It's kind of fun to do the impossible" -Walt Disney

Favorite Craftings

Tim Holtz vintage papers and things; Steampunk


Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #51 (USA) on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Another wonderful ATC from you! <3
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #50 (USA) on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you! <3
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #47 (USA) on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Your art is super cute! I love receiving hand drawn art in the mail, thank you so much!
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #48 (USA) on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card!
blanketfort rated for Summer Flip Book on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Got the amazing flip book today, and it's beautiful! I love everything 💛 thank you so much! And you're absolutely right - you can never get too old for Harry Potter 😄
Comment: Thanks for another fabulous zine! Did you make this on vellum originally? It has a look like vellum. Really pretty pictures you chose!
Response: hi thanks for your lovely comments...I didn't use vellum on this...the printer is not working right and it seems to be the density level of the black ink that makes it have that look...the orignal is white copy paper but not the copies...they have a black inked sheer added as a bonus!...lol...cheers!
Jenicat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - August on Aug 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun zine!
Response: you're welcome!!...have a good day...
Comment: So sorry I thought I had rated this before. Loved all your "Happies" Awesome images too. Thanks so much.
Response: you're welcome...cheers!
lauriew rated for DOG ATC USA on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: I love, love, love this ATC. It is wonderful. You did a great job. Thank you very much. Laurie
Response: thank you!...it was a fun one to put together...glad you liked it...have a good day...cheers!
kclicquot rated for August Atc #1 - International on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the camping ATC! I do love letterboxing, and my daughter is old enough to not be "too old" anymore!!!! But she doesn't live nearby, but we do when we can.
Response: you're welcome...cheers!...happy LB and swapping days!.... :D
Badxhampill rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - G - US ONLY on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Great PC, loved the Gaston stamp!
Response: thanks....my last Gaston stamp to use...he's a good one!...cheers!
Trinket rated for HARRY POTTER ATC Swap (Ravenclaw) on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for this ATC, it is delightful and will sit next to my other Harry Potter ATCs in my special folder. ossum work.
Response: you are so welcome...this was a fun challenge...Luna Lovegood is one of my fav characters and I wanted to include her somehow...thanks and I'm glad you liked it...cheers!
Comment: Almost forgot to rate this zine, Loved your july background and the fun illustrations. Thank you so much!
Response: thank you...cheers!
Comment: Outstanding! I loved, loved, loved this zine! The children's books choices were awesome. I loved how you used the calendar block for each date. You are very creative and you made a wonderful zine! Thank you!
Response: thank you so much for the lovely comments...its the second time I made a zine this way...I taught 1st grade years ago and was a big book collector, so this is right up my alley...I still love to match books with just about anything...have a good rest of the summer...cheers!
Comment: LOVE THEM! thanks so much!
Response: you're welcome...glad you liked them...cheers!
Jenicat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - July on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful zine! 💜
Response: you're welcome!...cheers!
Wykyd rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - July on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! Love your zine!
Response: thanks!...glad you liked it...cheers!
young46356 rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - E - US ONLY on Jul 22, 2019
Comment: I am enjoying this series, thanks for your great answers, I didn't think of any of these. Rich
Response: you're welcome...cheers!
PeliKat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - May on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: I love the idea of a mini-coloring book! And I especially love that you created all the drawings! Such a great zine! The flag background looks so cool! This is definitely a favorite zine for me! Thanks so much!!!
Response: you're welcome...I really don't draw much....little patience for how slow I do things...lol...but these were simple ones and turned out cute...glad you liked it...cheers!
PeliKat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - June on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: Lori, I love your Wacky Holiday Zines! The images you chose for June were spot-on for the holidays they decorate. My favorite is the girl dancing in her flower garden as she waters it! I love the random placement of the images with the white background, not sure what it was about it, but it was so pretty that way! The May Zine, Color Your Wacky Holiday, was a treat! What a great idea and your drawings were so clever! The flag background was cool too! And your little raccoon on the cards you included was just precious! If I could, I would give you 5 hearts for a 5-star swap! Thanks so much and best wishes to you!!
Response: thank you for the lovely comments...I loved putting that June one together...my fav was the girl, too...lol...glad you got both of them...have a great rest of the summer...cheers!

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

vontakk on Feb 26, 2019:

I have you for a swap and wanted to see if you could send me your favorite zoo animals in a PM as I'l be at our zoo on Thursday of this week! I was looking at your profile and we have a ton in common. I love British/Irish TV and movies and period pieces better than anything and just staryed The Durrells with my Mom. I am actually in the process of selling all my stuff right now and I'm converting my grandfather's camper into a tiny house. I live in Texas and absolitely love it. I've also lived in KY. I am taking the tiny house to Denver for the summers!

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