Swap-bot Time: August 11, 2020 11:56 am


Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: August 9, 2020
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States

About Me

Update 8//6/20 There is some HORRIFIC and such sad weather happening in the south and East coast. Add that to the Post office potential cut-backs, and mail seems to be affected BIG time. Please show grace to each other when sending/receiving. Breaks my heart that this is all going on on top of everything else. Blessings to everyone during this difficult time

Update 7/26/20 Had a rough 2019 but I'm back and ready to rock and roll. Loved being part of this creative community, and this will be just what the doctor ordered to get me back into my craft room. Thank you Lou, for reaching out and encouraging me to re-join this creative community.*

I am the divorced mom of a wonderful son. I love to read mystery books, paint, craft cards, Art Decos and photography. Swapbot has been a ton of fun because who doesn't love snail mail! Such a treat to get something other than bills. I work as an Administrative Assistant for the Director of Tech, and it's one of the coolest jobs I've had. The people I work with are hilarious, dysfunctional and a second family. I live to laugh, and am thankful for the many blessings in my life. I also love ALL things Irish!! Stickers, stationary, torn pages from books..the sky is the limit :)

Favorite Books

Oh my Lord where do I start?! I'm all over the place with books. I find I can't help but buy Stephen King immediately upon release, read a lot of teen fiction at the advice of my kiddo...mystery. ..quirky like Christopher Moore...Max Lucado. Find myself gravitating to Bible studies, but have so many now I don't know where to start! My son is ADHD and has Aspergers so I read up on that as well. My library card and Goodwill serve me well. Piles of books are at my house.

Favorite Music

I tend to be all over the place with music. The only kind that I can't latch onto so far is country and rap. Artists ranging from Zeppelin to Dan Mangan to metallica. Just depends on where and what I'm doing.

Favorite Crafts

I love to paint, scrapbook, make cards, photography, and Art Decos. I'm always open to new things, and enjoy the creative process. It's wonderfully relaxing. I bought myself a journal as well to create pages of things you all send that really speak to me. I'm trying out ATC cards now, but am far from a pro, so be kind. LOL

Coffee over tea please

I received a great suggestion. I love coffee and super dark brew tea. I tend to not enjoy lighter teas, although I've discovered they are good cold, so I'm more open to those. Please no peppermint, just can't wrap my brain around the taste. I'm pretty worthless without my caffeine, so the stronger the better.

About me A-Z...a work in progr

A - Animals - love them

B - Blue is my favorite color

C - Camping is one of my happy places

D - Dogs (and Cats!) have a special place in my heart

E - Everything Doctor Who, Star Wars, CS Lewis, Sci-Fi in General!! Star Trek..blah blah blah

F - Family is number one in my book

G - God has blessed me and given me trials to learn. He is my rock.

H - Hiking is one of my fav. past-times

I - I would like to learn more about journaling

J - Joker - I love to make people laugh

K - Kindness is important, especially now

L - Loving the Lord :)

M - music lover (except for old school rap/country)

N - nature embracer

O - Outside is my haven

P - painting/hiding/finding rocks

Q - quirky in some ways (I don't like my feet touched, so pedicures don't happen.)

R - My son's name starts with this letter

S - Single Mom

T - Theater buff (both television, movies and stage)

U - Unicorns are so cute!

V - Very open minded/accepting and enjoy hearing what others have to say/believe/brings them joy

W - Worthless without my coffee or dark tea

X - "Xperiencing" Life is a great joy

Y - Young at heart

Z - Zealous for Anything you create

Painting and Hiding rocks

I am a member of a Facebook group called Battle Ground Rocks. We paint and hide rocks for others to find with messages, pictures. ..the works. The idea is to spread joy and smiles when you randomly find one. I'm always on the look out for painting pens, and gel pens. It's a blast, and if you are interested in starting one in your community let me know. :)

No Thanks You's

This is a short list of no thank you's, because I'm pretty open to most things and love experiencing what others enjoy.

  1. Please no pornography-type images

  2. Please no Teacher/Award stickers

  3. Please don't attack my faith. I am WIDE open to others sharing there's (and am quite accepting of everyone with faith or not), as long as we all roll with each other in a positive way.

  4. Please don't be rude, mean or judgmental of me, what I make or what I send. If I have made a mistake in a swap, please allow me to right it by messaging me in a considerate and respectful way and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll do my best to make it right. Life is to short to allow these negative things into my life, and I won't put it into yours. I promise you, I'm doing my best.

That's it - told ya it was short!


  1. Anything Irish

  2. Anything that can be used for Decos (ribbon, brads, charms, borders, diecuts, etc.)

  3. old watch parts, cogs, metal pieces

  4. Stamped images to use in my Decos - on paper, on ribbon...whatever you can imagine

  5. pages from books/dictionaries, Bibles, train tickets, maps,song books, story books, anything really!

  6. Interesting found images

  7. Diecuts

  8. Stickers (not Teacher/reward please

  9. ANYTHING Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, CS Lewis, Alice in Wonderland, Sci-FI ANYTHING

  10. Handmade envelopes

  11. Postcards - vintage, used, gallery, interesting images, free ad cards..any postcards :) I use them in my crafting and art

  12. Emphemera

  13. Old photographs - people, animals, historic buildings - whatever you may come across.

  14. Interesting papers (Scraps are fine as long as they aren't teeeeeny tiny)

  15. Foreign newspapers or book pages

  16. Washi

  17. ATC's

  18. ATC sized paper

  19. Tim Holtz or Dylusions anything

About Me

I rate. I promise. No exceptions to that. I think it's super important so folks know I received their goodies, and appreciate them. If you have swapped with me, and I don't rate for some unknown reason, call me on it PLEASE and I will get 'er done.

Also, if you EVER receive something from me that has postage due, message me. I'll just want to see a picture of the receipt that you had to pay and I'm ON IT. I know people make mistakes, and although 99.9% of the time I go to the post office to have things weighed, one could get through. I don't expect you, nor do I WANT you to pay for something I'm sending you.

I promise I WILL NOT FLAKE. EVER. PERIOD. If you do not receive something from me in a timely manner, please message me and I'm ON IT. If I need to pay for tracking on that puppy, I will do it. That way we both know you are getting what I promised you by signing up to swap.


HappyMom rated for Random Question Swap #1 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the very thoughtful answer to a great question. It sounds like you have learned to navigate the rough waters of life!
Response: You are very welcome! I like the idea of the random question generator. I'm kind of a private person, but this really had me in a sharing spot. :)
vlhafer54 rated for Brighten My Week Notecard July #5 on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful note and all the goodies! I live smack in the middle of Houston and I have stray cats, opossums, raccoons, bats and screech owls in my yard - no goats, but every now and then I hear a rooster!
Response: LOL, now THAT is interesting to have all of that in the middle of Houston! I'm so glad you enjoyed your goodies and note. Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
vick302000 rated for ATC Bag #63 (USA) on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Sent a pm but no response but then you have not been on in a few weeks. Will rerate when I receive the bag. April 17 still no bag. Send a pm said she would get it in the mail on Monday. That was two weeks ago. Flanker and she lies. Had I received it I would have rated a five because those things happen. But not now. Received. Please just communicate solves a lot of problems.
Response: 7/27/20 - Thank you Vic302000 for updating the rating. I appreciate it alot. 7/26/20 - Sent PM to Vick302000 just now to see if she is still participating. As shown above her rating, my other late ones arrived. I take complete ownership of my late sends. Not a flaker, just blew it in March. 3/23/19 -So sorry about this - totally my bad. Found in my mail bag, and it will be going out on Monday. No excuse on my part, should have communicated better
ccmmsu rated for DBL ~ Move One, Make One ~ USA on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Hi Dina. I hate to give you a 1, but I haven't received this swap and you haven't been on Swap-bot in a few weeks. I will definitely rerate if it shows up. 4-23-19 Still have not received. Dina hasn't been on Swap-bot since 3-27. Hope you're ok. *** 9-19-19 Received swap; rerated to 3. Thank you for fulfilling this swap, Dina. I'm so glad to see you back, and hope things are better for you now. ***
Response: 7/26/20 - Thank you for updating the swap. Tough time back then, and your grace is appreciated. 3/23/19 -Thank you ma'am - totally my bad. I lost my mailbag, and has been located. Sorry I wasnt in contact. Will go out Monday
Comment: Thank you for the great transfers. And your envelope is fun, too! I'm addicted to the transfers now; they're so much fun.
Lazydaisy0104 rated for EP Washi Tape Swap on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: I received the washi you sent. I’ve never seen Autism Awareness washi before, super cute! I can tell you read my profile which is awesome. However you sent this swap 3 WEEKS LATE! Ugh 😑 I received it almost a month after the due date. ☹️ So no ❤️ I almost gave a three rating but since the note card is a super cute Woodstock one I gave you a 5. Woodstock saved you. Lol
Response: LOL - totally get it. Kind of you to give me a 5. Tough time for me back in March and April of 2019. You are a rockstar
patricia8288 rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: thank you for all the cute goodies
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them. Thank YOU for the rating and the heart. :)
Comment: Thanks Dina- I love everything! Some really, cool unique things you sent. Can't believe it took 2 weeks- maybe it was that stretch of bad weather? Regardless, thanks!!
Response: I know, right?!?! A gal I sent decos to in Finland actually got them faster than yours!!??? Must be the weather, can't think of another thing that would make sense. lol So glad you received it and enjoy what I sent. Thank YOU for the rating, the heart, and joining in the fun
BeckyG56 rated for WIYM - Napkin on a Book Page - USA on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Beautiful napkins on vintage paper. Thanks so much for the extra's. Many hearts!
Response: Yay!! So glad you like them! You are so welcome, and I'm so glad you joined in the fun. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
AnnaHannele rated for DB ~ Alphabet Letter L on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: I am really looking forward to get more Decos which are so well done as the ones you have sent me. I also would like to have art decos as I haven't got any of them and don't know what they are supposed to look like. Hannele
Response: Awww, thank you! I'm glad you are enjoying them. I'll try and get some thinner art decos out to you - they tend to be a bit bulkier, and unfortunately since postage rates went up, it can be crazy expensive. But we'll figure things out. Thank you again, my new Finland friend, for the kind words heart and rating
AnnaHannele rated for DB ~ Alphabet Letter M on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute Mini Deco! I will be happy to swap some Decos with you. I will be quite buzy for several weeks now so it might take some time before I will be able to send you some. But you can send me some more if you want to. Hannele
Response: Yayyy!! I'm so glad you like the Mini - and WOW that got to Finland FAST! You got international mail from me faster than some of our stateside mail is delivering. lol Thank you so much for the heart and rating :)
KarenLaneWV rated for AI ~ Embellishment Clusters on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Beautiful work!! Thank you very much!!!!
Response: Yayyy!!! I'm so glad you like them! I always have a blast doing these. They come in so handy for so many things! Happy Valentine's day, and thank you for the rating and the heart ")
KarenLaneWV rated for EP ATC Background Papers on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Nice selection!! Thanks!!
Response: Eggggsallent! i'm glad you liked them! Thank you so much for the rating and heart. Happy Valentine's day
Comment: Thank you so much I love all that you sent!
Response: Yayy!!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. Happy Valentine's day!
Tverne05 rated for ATC Bag #62 (USA) on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Hi Dina, I had my son to help me select two ATCs. He chose the exact same two cards I had in mind of choosing. ATC bag swaps are fun!
Response: Hi there! I'm so glad you and your son had fun choosing the cards together, AND even agreed on them! Fantastic! You are right, ATC bag swaps are a blast. Thank you so much for the heart and rating. :)
Comment: Thank you for the napkins, all 4 so different , I am sure I will find something fun to use them on!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you like them. I have such fun incorporating them into different projects. thank you for the rating, and for joining in the fun!
PrettyAlice rated for Decos Only - USA January on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I’ll decorate a page in each and pass them along.
Response: Awesome!! I'm so glad they arrived! Thank you so much for the rating :)
ccmmsu rated for DB: Year End Clean Out - US Only on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Got the resend today. Thank you so much! I'm sorry you had to resend -- darn PO. :( I'll let you know if the first one ever shows up.
Response: Yay!!! Thank goodness the ones I sent first were new by me, so I'm the only one out any money. Hurts my heart when they get lost and someone else has either decorated for they are for someone. Thank you for the heart and rating!
Kalalinga rated for Decos Only - USA January on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks Dina.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating :)
splendid rated for Bible Study ~ Signs on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and Bible study notes! I got the letter today-our mail runs so slow when the weather is like this- lots of snow and ice! Thanks again!
Response: Yayy!!! You are so welcome! I'm glad it arrived - we are getting ice here now, too, so I suspect the mail will start crawling while we all deal with this mess. Stay warm lady! Thank you for the rating :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9919 416 106 113
Completed Fives Threes Ones
399 489 2 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
8 156 235 0
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bluehairedmary on Apr 27, 2019:

Thanks so much for what you sent for the Pick 2 Tag - US Only. Life can get overwhelming sometimes, but it's good that you followed through. Hope you are well!

CurlyTea on Apr 22, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

joppagirl on Mar 26, 2019:

Please rate your partner in the DBL ~ Move One, Make One ~ USA swap.

bluehairedmary on Mar 22, 2019:

I hope all is well. I sent you a PM about a tag you were going to send. Let us know if everything is okay.

lou on Mar 22, 2019:

Please check your private messages

Babycakesxo on Mar 15, 2019:


limetteandlove on Jan 29, 2019:

(and thank you for the very sweet words!! <3)

limetteandlove on Jan 29, 2019:

Hi Dina, so glad you loved the necklace, earrings, and ATC supplies!! Enjoy!

shellbede on Oct 15, 2018:

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EmilyT on Aug 21, 2018:

P.S. I missed the last one again, it was in my watchlist, hoping to join #10 as I have trains to pass on from past rounds.

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