Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 2:12 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2008
Last Online: March 6, 2022
Birthday: January 29
Country: United States
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About Me

December 19, 2021—I am sorry, MAJOR family issues out of state…I will try to repair and get back in the game!

You can email me at [email protected] if you need me!

> While hearts are certainly NOT expected for every swap, when either myself or even YOU go out of the way to include something really extra, a plain 5 with or without a "thank you" is truly a bummer. If no heart, how about a few words???

I CHECK & TRY TO FOLLOW PROFILES OF ALL MY PARTNERS, even if not a profile specific swap!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am lucky that my local post office lobby is open 24/7, so if I mark a swap as sent & it's a Sunday, the P.O. will send it out the next day, Monday morning or Tuesday if that Monday is a holiday!

> I am only doing USA Only swaps, I can't afford the postage, unfortunately, even to Canada. Not only that, the 2 low ratings I received were years ago, from Europe and because of postal reasons.
> COLORS I APPRECIATE! I love purple!!! All shades, They are all lovely! BUT, I don't ONLY like purple. Lately I’ve been drawn to turquoise for some reason.


My husband Todd & I will be married 29 years this coming July 2021. No kids, but we had 2 four legged pups named Scooter & Oscar. Old age & ill health forced us to walk them over the Rainbow Bridge in May of 2020. Lately my time is spent making jewelry consisting of bracelets, earrings, mask holders, eyeglass holder chains etc. out of beads or wasting time on Facebook. I am making jewelry more now, check out my Pinterest above or Flickr.

I deliver Meals On Wheels every Thursday, have been for almost 2 years. It is very fulfilling & really enjoy meeting & engaging with my delivery clients! I have a booth every Friday at our local farmers market & I love it!

> I was a PASSIONATE scrapbooker, but I have cut down on that too. I've started cross stitching at night to keep me from grazing. Only with STAMPED patterns!


I love to give away stuff that I have. I have SO much scrapping stuff that I'm overwhelmed!


The more unusual the better.

I have all U.S. magnets shaped like the maps of each state already! I love unusual magnets, from everywhere, I have over 1000 & need more! > I am REALLY into purple. I don't like all things purple, & I don't only have purple things, but I do have a lot of purple. Not just "purple" either. There's lavender, wine, burgundy....you get the picture. When I did a lot of scrapbooking, I would work on my vacations, my dogs, parties, general life things. I made books for friends, & co-workers when they had special occasions. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


My ABC's!

A: ATC's; abstract art; avocados; Australia (on my bucket)

B: Beads;Books on audio; birthday parties; Butterflies; buttons; BINGO; Bunco; burgundy; Brunch

C: Champagne cooking; Colorful things; Things with my name (Cheryl); Cross stitching (stamped); coffee; cruises; card making; Chicago (my home town); candles; comedy;

D: Driving; drawing; Drinking champagne;

E: Earrings:eating;

F: Flowers; fabric; fireworks;

G: Garage sales; Grapes-to eat. lol.

H: hearts; hiking; hearing babies laugh; Herma refills

I: Ice Cream; icicles;

J: juice; jelly beans

K: Karaoke;

L: Lavender; lilacs;

M: Magnets; Mosaics; maroon (the color); musicals; mountains to look at & drive thru;

N: Nature; Natural Stones; Newborns (other people's); Number oddities;

O: old jewelry; organizing;

P: Purple; painting; paper; popsicles; pot; peeling grapes; Pistacio nuts; paisley; popcorn

Q: Quirky; Queen Latifa!

R: Ribbons; rain; remnants; rock & roll music;

S: Singing; Scraps; Sewing; Sunflower seeds (to eat); sushi;

T: Train travel; traveling; turquoise (the color)

U: Umbrellas(I have about 7);

V: Volunteering; vegetables; violet;

W: watching TV; watching people; white wine; watermelon; walking;

X: X-men

Y: yellow; Yard sales;

Z: zentangles; Zots;

Favorite Crafts

Beading, I make items & sell them



stamped cross stitching;

Card making I have the Cricket Imagine, so I'm going to start making more cards!


Likes & Dislikes

I like :

Fabric remnants! I can't go near a fabric store without going to the remnant section. What I do with it, who knows? BUT, I have it if I need it! I've started wrapping gifts with them, tied with a nice lace ribbon & voila...beauty!

Bling, can't have too much of it, don't need glitter, have enough!

Beads- -~~~~ 3mm; 5 mm; 8 mm & 11mm. beads,

~~~~~shiny beads, not huge, but 1/4 inch & smaller; any color

Adhesive, to include the following:

~~~~~~Zots, ~~~~~~Elmer Glue Spots

~~~~~~HERMA refill adhesive things, both dots & squares--I prefer permanent NOT re-positionable. I use a lot & all kinds.


I DON'T care for:

Kawaii, or any Anime stuff.

I don't need anything that's going to collect dust, so no little figurines unless it's specific to the swap, please.

Food & Drink Likes & dislikes


PLAIN peanuts ~~~~ Pistacio nuts ~~~~Pepita's

pasta ~~~~ white sauces, ~~~~cheese, NO FETA or Blue.

MOST vegetables

Flavor enhancers from the dollar stores that are powder & perfect for water bottles. NO LEMON please. coffee, ~~~~tea strong black tea is my favorite. ~~~~rum flavored teas

Champagne, ~~~

especially raspberry flavored & Almond too! Basically it's all I drink, to the point where it's my "calling card", along with the purple. I carry a bottle with me when I go visit anyone, not only for me to drink, but to be a good guest! Mama didn't raise no fool!

REDUCED SODIUM sunflower seeds everyday! They carry them at the 99cents store! Not the Dollar store, but only at 99cents stores. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


NUTS see list below, nutty flavors.

Green Tea, Humas, Catsup & Mustard

Lemon flavored stuff, Peanut butter,

NO nuts, to include:

Walnuts~Pecans~Almonds~Brazil nuts~Macadamia~Cocoanut~Hazelnut

I don't like nutty flavored anything, even though I eat plain peanuts, I don't like them in candy, bread or brownies. I don't like sardines. Don't like raw tomato, Lima beans, relish or ANY SPICY FOODS! I don't eat salsa, corn tortilla's, but I love Frito's. Go figure!

Favorite Books

Books? I have to read/listen to books through audio, I get them from the library or Audible online. I can't read anymore...I have found that I have a slight case of dyslexia & I've been missing out on a lot of text. :)

Finished ALL the Nocturne Falls books by Kristin Painter & then the "universe" books. Now up to date on her Shadow Vale. Trying a bunch of other paranormal series. Love, love, love them!

I'm obsessed with JD Robb's Eve Dallas! I will only read them in order, I'm all caught up to Feb, 2021. I like Linda Lael Miller's time travel novels, Faye Kellerman & Jayne Ann Krentz! I love time travel, from now back to the past, like the move Kate & Leopold.

I love mystery/love stories and love stories with vampires.


Favorite Television

NO REALITY, except Food network or HGTV.
~ I watch all the CSI's/NCIS', I record everything I watch, I use to have 5 VCR's, but now I have one DVR. I still have 2 VCR's, just in case of a recording emergency! You can't always DVR "on demand" so I record it

Gastric Bypass

I had Gastric Bypass in August 2001. I've lost 102 lbs, I started at 220. If anyone wants to talk about it, please let me know. I'm pushing the surgery, & if you've had it & can't seem to get past a plateau, let me know! I can help you "move" that stuff!!

Been Flaked on by....

I recently removed the names I had in here...they have all either gotten new accounts or haven't swapped in years.

Happy swaping!!!


OrigamiGrace rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 6/21~ USA on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Nothing received, pm sent (by myself as well as the swap coordinator). LLO 6/2/21, swap was due out 6/20. Will re-rate if received.
Response: Sorry, I just can’t do this anymore. Major family drama. I know it’s not okay, but I accept it
Comment: Wow what an exciting trip you have planned! Im so intrigued - Ive never taken Amtrak!! Might have to look into it now! Thank you and safe travels!!
Aseret25 rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ 5/21~ USA on May 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for passing this postcard on - should be fun to add to. And thanks so much for the extra goodies, especially the owl washi tape - LOVE IT!!
Response: Glad you like it. Thanks SO much for the heart!!!
SatisHuman rated for CPG ~ Collab HMPC ~ USA 4/2021 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: I love the Alice extra you sent me! So wonderful! I have tattoos of some of the Tenniel illustrations.
Response: I am so glad! You really do love his art! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the bracelet!! The colors and the glittery beads are so pretty! I enjoyed this swap! Thanks! ❤️
Response: You have no idea how happy this makes me! Thanks again for joining my swap & for the heart!!!!
Kalalinga rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the generous amount of goodies you sent for this swap. I like everything and will enjoy crafting with all of it. Fun swap.
Response: Thanks for the heart and enjoy!!!
debtea2 rated for CQ-SCRAP Happy Swap-USA on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the place mat and the Needle book I'm happy your sewing machine decided to work again.. Lol
Response: Glad you liked them, thanks for the heart!!!
kmoverbye rated for Purple for your partner on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful purple happy mail!
Response: SO glad you liked it, thank you for the heart!
Fabriqueen rated for ATC Coin Swap - USA/CAN #313129 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling ATC Coin and the fabric! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: So glad you like it. Enjoy the fabric and thanks SO much for the heart!
FeltPrincess rated for LBoE - Craft a Rainbow! on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Really neat piece of art, thank you! I don't get a lot of ATC's, since I don't make them personally, and I thought this one was really cool. I love 3D art pieces. Definitely finding a place to display this. TYSM <3
Response: Thanks so much for the heart!! Very glad you like it. I went through about 4 concepts before settling on the little “garden”.
Allegrae rated for CPG: Hot Breakfast Month ATC -- USA on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fabulous ATC (lox! A girl after my own heart)! Love the extras and your letter. I lived in Los Angeles for many years, so I'm familiar with Simi and its environs. I've traded 110-degree summers for snowy winters (so much this month...). I, too, binge on Britbox & Acorn--such good shows. We have a LOT in common! Welcome back to swapping. The package really is quite special!
Response: I am so glad you like the ATC! I had to rack my brain to think of something good after so long of being away. We really do have a lot in common! Except I left Chicago because of the snow LOL. Thank you so much for the heart and your kind words! I look forward to any future swaps we might share.
Jaimiepaige rated for Positivity Colouring Swap on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your colourings and for taking part! X
Response: You’re welcome! And thank you for the heart really appreciate it
SunflowerRose rated for Positivity Colouring Swap on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks. Loved them
Response: Thank you for the heart!
Eclyan rated for Positivity Colouring Swap on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks you !! 🥰
Response: You’re welcome!
Comment: Loved the towel and potholders! Thank you!🎄
Response: So glad!!! Thanks for the heart!!!!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the cool stuff! I’ve never seen chalkboard ATCs. I love the address labels and I’ve been using them daily.
Response: Very glad you like it all, thanks so much for the heart!!
Comment: These are so cute! Thank you very much for including the extra one 😃
Response: Glad you like them, and thanks for the heart!
Comment: OhMy, it’s my favorite pattern for beads. I love that it’s purple..the tape is pretty cool too. I feel like we are soul sister!!! Yes, let’s be pen pals!!!! Love all the coincidences...or are they braahhhaa
Response: So glad you like it. you are too funny about the things in common. :) Thanks for the heart, looking forward to hearing from you soon!!!
Fairwind rated for Sending Halloween Cards USA only on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love the owl card.
Response: So glad, enjoy and thanks for the heart!!!
Comment: These are my very favorite earrings! I love them!! So "theme" and SO BEAUTIFUL!!! THANK YOU!! do you sell your jewelry??? I love your style!!!
Response: I am SO glad you like them. I think they are SO cute! Yes, look for me on F/B...PrestaGems.........I do sell my stuff! :) Thanks for the heart and the wonderful praise!

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CurlyTea on Jan 30, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

anrtist on Nov 14, 2018:

Happy Thanksgiving!!!
Blessings, cc

njstauter on Feb 6, 2018:

Be the love you seek in the world

CurlyTea on Jan 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

njstauter on Jan 22, 2018:

I am enjoying the audiobooks. Just finishing the 1st Coben book. Love the genre. Thanks

njstauter on Jan 8, 2018:

the audiobooks came today!!!! My computer is down and waiting for the guy to fix it, but I am so excited....thank you so very much

Mugsie on Sep 6, 2017:

paperfilia on Feb 19, 2017:

Hi! Here are your hearts from me for APDG ❤ Lottsa Hearts! ;-)





Janevey on Feb 19, 2017:

APDG 💙💚💛❤️💜 Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

Hello! Here are some hearts to brighten up your day. Enjoy :)

kdeorne1 on Feb 18, 2017:

APDG 💙💚💛❤️💜 Lottsa Hearts! ;-)

Here are some of my favorite hearts as of today. I hope you are having a good day.

~Karin / kdeorne1

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