Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 4:48 am


Date Joined: October 27, 2017
Last Online: February 26, 2021
Birthday: January 3, 1982
Country: United States
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About Me

Spoiler Alert!!! Instagram @adragonflydream & @adragonflydreamerart

Greetings! I am an old soul who loves mixed media, photography and writing.

My mind is always all over the place and depending on my mood, my body sometimes attempts to keep up with it; more often than not, to no avail.

I can find the beauty in anything. Writing has always been something I enjoy. (Although I would be lost without spellcheck!) I don't do it nearly as often as I should but I have several projects going.

I have one AMAZING man in my life, Bob, and one CRAZY dog, Molly.

They are my world.

Favorite Music

There is almost always music on in our house. We listen to everything from Enya to Megadeath depending on the mood. Since we recently moved to TN we have been on a country kick. We love Gary Allan.

Bob loves Christmas music and we are always adding to our collection. I really enjoy world music, anything from Buddhist chants to Bollywood.

Favorite Books

I love to read.

Unfortunately it is very difficult for me sometimes; I have been blessed with bipolar disorder and ADD. This means more often then not, when I get to the end of a paragraph, I'm planning dinner in my head, deciding if I should get a haircut and wondering if penguins have knees.

It's a lovely combination of a racing mind that can't stay focused on an..HEY LOOK A SQUIRREL!

Never the less I have a book shelf full of books I am determined to read someday. There are times that I get hyper-focused and can sit and read for hours on end and get through a book in two days, but that doesn't happen very often.

So what's on my book shelf?


Lots of Twain.

A few of Garrrison Keillors works.

Jeannette Walls.

Random novels that I have decided to add to my collection based solely on the fact that I liked the cover.

Several books on Buddhism; Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Quite a few books on various health topics. I have a special interest in Alzheimer's and natural healing.

A collection of artsy crafty books and magazines have also found their way on there as well. I love the SummerSet Studio publications and am always grateful for anything that inspires me.

You can find a cookbook of some sort in nearly every room of the house; Bob is a chef and we are constantly trying new things.

I discovered Audible in 2018 and as of Jan 2020 I have nearly 19 days of total listening time. Amazingly, if I play the audio at 1.5x the normal speed it forces my mind to keep up and I can actually pay attention to it!

My top audio books?....

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (Anyone with or around any mental health challenges and a since of humor MUST check this book out!)

The Book of Joy by Desmond Tutu & The Dali Lama

If You Find Me by Emily Murdoch

Man's Search for Mening by Viktor Frankl

The Man on the Mountaintop by Libby Spurrier

Favorite Television

There are very few things that I watch on TV and I couldn't tell you the last time I've ever said,

"Oh crap it's .005 seconds after 7! I'm missing the start of Who Wants to be the next Naked Zombie Bachelor!"

I was raised without a television and am totally convinced that it is destroying anything left of common morals and that mass media breads ignorance.

Don't get me wrong, I do watch TV from time to time. I mean REALLY, who doesn't love American Pickers and Home Town!?

Favorite Movies

Bob is frequently amazed by the number of movies I haven't seen. What can I say, I'm a sheltered individual...and besides, he has a few years on me in age so he has had a head start.

My two favorite movies are a couple of random ones; Smoke (A 1995 film with William Hurt and Harvey Keitel) & Amelie (A french film with Audrey Tautou who I think is adorable.)

Favorite Crafts

Here we go.

Now we're talkin'.


You know that girl that walks into a Michael's Craft store to buy a glue stick and leaves four hours later with 14 shopping bags, $153 less in her checking account and 87 more projects that she never knew she needed to start?....

I'm THAT girl.

It would probably just be easier to add a pic of my art room here at this point.

I have a sewing machine and lots of beautiful fabric.

So many rubber stamps that I have had to create a reference book for them.

There are enough ink pads, gelatos, pens, markers, ink sprays and nuvo drops to keep a kindergarten class occupied for the entire school year.

Enough paper to wallpaper the Boeing Everett Factory.

Lets not forget the modeling paste, gesso, tacky glue, texture paste, matt medium and score tape...

I do NOT have a glue stick however.

Nope no glue stick...

I forgot to get the one thing that I went into Michael's for in the first place.

Don't you hate that?

(Just a side note...I currently DO have plenty of glue sticks. You are all so thoughtful but please stop sending me glue sticks...)

With all that said and done I must confess a problem...another part of my battle with my blessings is that I never want to mess anything up. I have so many wonderful supplies that I can create amazing things with but it is often a struggle to sit down and work on anything because I don't want to waste the beautiful fabric or the fancy paper. I struggle with this because all I ever wanted to be when I grew up was an artist.

That is one of my reasons for joining Swap-bot; I want to create things, I LOVE crafting. When I'm doing it for someone else I have no problem spending hours at my desk trying to get that one last detail in just the right spot. My mom and I swap ATCs, altered playing cards and art tags every month. It's so much fun because she is still in MN so we each get a goody package every month. Some of our ATCs and such are posted on Instagram.

I can't say that I really have a style when it comes to my personal crafts but if i'm creating something for someone else I try to incorporate as many personal elements into the work that I can.

I have really started getting into more mixed media type stuff. Just completed my first magpie journal swap which was so fun. I use the chip board letters quite a bit so those are always welcome. Anything other chipboard as well.

I also make cards on a regular basis and enjoy getting stamped quotes or images to use for them.

Watercolor is something I will tackling next so any tips, articles or magazines are welcome.

Washi has become a slight addiction. I have started a washi journal with 4(ish) inch pieces. I'm collecting as many different washi snip-its as I can. If you have any fun unique ones you would like to share don't feel like you have to do a large amount.

I love learning new crafts so share what you love. Although, I do not have children and really have no use for kids type craft things.

Things that make me smile

A... ATCs, Arsenal football

B.... Buddhism; Mahayana (Especially Medicine Buddha or Green Tara), BRADS! I LOVE unique brads, black licorice

C... Chap-stick, anything Coconut

D... Dragonflies...anything to do with dragonflies. I have yet to find a nice dragonfly washi and I would love some die cuts, Decorative cocktail napkins, Daffodils

E... Enya

F... Fiats (especially anything relating to old ones), Fortunes from cookies (I've been collecting them since high school)

G... Green; My favorite color is green....anything green, any shade of green. In general I like earth tones. Gum. G2 pens.

H... Hedgehogs

I... Incense sticks. I love Maroma Kalki morning offering and burn it every morning.

J... Journals

K... K-Cups, Koalas

L... Lotus, Ladybugs, Lace

M... Mint kit-kats, Magazines... Previously loved magazines; craft, wine, food, any really

N... Nips; coffee flavored

O... Old black & white photographs

P... Photography, Pipe Organs

Q... Quotes ...Inspirational or funny quotes

R... RX Bars

S...Smells: Gardenia, Pina Colada, Rose, Plumeria, Jasmine, Snails...there are day's I wouldn't mind being a snail. There was a study done that determined that a snail can sleep for up to three years! String for wrapping small packages. Subarus, Scraps of pretty paper, Scraps of pretty fabric, small ATC size envelopes, Succulents

T... Tea... I'm always up for trying new teas. I love Jasmine, Chocolate Mint, Licorice and Chi. Treats We try to keep Molly away from chicken but she loves the carob peanut butter cookies from 3 dog bakery.

U... Unique stones

V... Vikings Bob loves anything relating to Viking history

W... Writing; journals with writing prompts. I am pretty picky about my pens however. I only use the pilot g2 fine and ultra/extra fine tip.




Quotes that are oh so true...

The two quotes that hold most true to my life...

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." ~ Maya Angelou

"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness." ~ Dalai Lama XIV

Other wonderful quotes in no particular order...

2 AMs were made for poets. Lovers/writers. Visionaries. Photographers. Painters. Over Thinkers. Silent seekers. These are my favorite hours.

"Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. ~ Vincent van Gogh

"I do not have ducks. I do not have rows. I have squirrels and they are at a rave."

"I wish I could become a public figure just to see what kind of dirt they dig up on me. I'd really like to piece together my 20's"


I do like getting postcards that are written on & stamped, unless it is a 'send multiple PCs' sort of swap. I love all sorts and would never rate down for a nice handmade PC, regardless of what the swap calls for. I keep them in an album, so I prefer 4x6" if possible. Slightly smaller is fine even if the swap says minimum 4x6.

I am currently collecting PC's with...





Current Wishlist

Current wish list

  • address labels - I got married on Jan 18th 2021 and am in need of address labels with my new last name!

  • anything flat dragonfly for my dragonfly journal

  • anything flat botanical for my junk journal

  • 1, 2 or 3 cent stamps; specifically the fruit series (lemon, apple & strawberry)

  • lined letter sets with or without matching envelopes

  • book recommendations

No thank you.... Please, no candy, kids stuff or kawaii things.


Scarlett3639 rated for Just Because Postcard Swap#30 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and great quote!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard!
squince rated for Non- Touristy Postcard Swap USA #24 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: LOVE your "masterpiece and work of progress" quote stamp! I love that quote!!
TabbyJay rated for Quote PC Swap USA #20 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Love the postcard & quotes! Thank you!
nsciambi rated for Quote PC Swap USA #20 on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I love all the different stamps on it as well.
Comment: Thank you so much for my teas! I love the coconut as always, And you little dragonfly card always cheers me up. I believe the dragonfly is my soul animal, and you always remind me of that! Thank you for the swap!
arystotle rated for 🎵 New year, new music #3 on Feb 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks I’ll check them out
ericabella rated for Just Randomness #1 on Feb 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
ainanae rated for Floral/Nature Themed Swap #5 on Feb 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful stuff that you send me. I love all of them. <3
SnailMailSvetka rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap #1 on Feb 20, 2021
trishay79 rated for Things With Wings on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: I love everything so much!
Fuchsi rated for Tea For Thee # 87 on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Dear Amrita, thank you very much for the delicous tea! :-) Also: You have a beautiful quote an your card!
radalice518 rated for 🎵 New year, new music #3 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: love this pc!! i LOVE sara bareilles!! i'll check out the keith urban, gary allan and collective soul songs :)
cajiky rated for blind, quick tea swap 17 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for tea. Wonderful. You send more than necessary. And some of them I did not see before. So, I can not wait to try it and put empty teabag in my collection.
NRGordon rated for 3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #8 on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap, your nice letter, and the lovely postcards. We are staying warm by staying inside. It's been unseasonably cold here but not like some places in the south are getting. I hope it isn't too bad in Tennessee. Houston is dominating the news here.
MarHelene rated for AliExpress Stationery Swap #6 on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: You were so generous! Loved all of it. Thanks.
CraftyShana76 rated for February Washi Swap on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous washi!!! TYSVM!!! Loved the sloth stickers too!!!
Poohtat rated for CPG Flat Destash Envie - US Only on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love it all! That wiggle butt note sheets are so adorable!
jmjackson rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #6 on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Wow! Such a generous package! Thank you so much! Especially loved the fabric and the little VanGoghs. He's my favorite artist. I always stay in a sleeper car on Amtrak ... longest trip was from Albany, NY to Portland, OR. That was 3 1/2 days on the train and I loved it!

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TeaNi on Feb 24, 2021:

thank you very much

for granting a CPG wish for me with the yummy assortment of teas! :)

yvonne401 on Feb 22, 2021:

Thank you for my AWG February wishes of list sheets, recipe cards and Valentine washi! Thanks for thinking of me!



weatherwax on Feb 22, 2021:

WoW, what a wonderful envelope!!! Thank you so very much for this thoughtful surprise - I just love everything and I will use the Origami paper immediately!! You made a very looong day cheerful and bright! Thank you <3

{CPG wishlist February}

CariahCreates on Feb 20, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful surprise tag! So much fun crafting and pampering stuff

bethe on Feb 16, 2021:

Thank you so much for your generous box of mixed media goodies from the LSRUS February wishes! What a nice surprise...and I cannot wait to jump into crafting. I've been meaning to purchase watercolor paper, and now I don't have to.

susieq11 on Feb 13, 2021:

Thank you for all the nice wishes for WW February!! So many cool stickers! Love the book list - I adored The Book of Joy! I have the Secret Garden on my TBR pile. Must’ve read it 40 years ago! Thank you for your sweet note and for granting my wishes!! : )

kiddomerriweather on Feb 9, 2021:

Thank you for the gorgeous stickers and the awesome vintage PC from the Peabody for my February WW! It was so sweet for you to think of me. =D

lady41701 on Feb 6, 2021:

Thank you so much for your for your generosity in granting so many wishes from my AWG Feb. list! You really made a HAPPY MAIL day for me. I loved everything right down to the beautiful tissue paper used to wrap the wonderful earrings. It will be recycled for collage! Your kindness is very much appreciated.

CookieMomster78 on Nov 26, 2020:

You have been one of the lights in a seemingly dark world.

CherryBlossomLady on Aug 16, 2020:

Amrita- hope you are well! miss you my friend.

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