Swap-bot Time: June 22, 2018 9:47 am


Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: June 22, 2018
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States

About Me

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. Current obsession Kings of Leon.

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 - Keep chickens - have 16 right 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 is my newest hobby

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), as long as we all roll with each other in an accepting 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.) or ATC's

  3. Steampunk RAWKS

  4. Stamped images to use in my Decos

  5. Torn pages from books/dictionaries, Bibles, train tickets, maps, ATC's, stickers, Washi, Ribbon

  6. Interesting found images

  7. Rubber stamps you no longer want/use

  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 (I'm trying to figure this out)

  11. Vintage postcards (don't have to be store bought) or postcards from galleries or ads

  12. Emphemera

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

  14. Interesting papers

  15. Scrap papers are fine

  16. Washi

  17. Blank or used postcards

  18. ATC sized paper

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.


Comment: Hi Dina! Loved what you sent--as always! I had such fun going through the envelope. I actually got the mail RIGHT before bed and opened it and spread it out all over the bed! So many fun things I'l enjoy using--great selection just for me! Thanks bunches!
Response: You are SO welcome my friend! I'm glad you joined the swap and had fun doing it :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
craftyone rated for WIYM: Dollah Destash #2 - USA on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies. Love the note cards and the whale ribbon is so cute. Fun!
Response: Yayy! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) I've had that ribbon for quite some time, and just couldn't figure out a way to use it...so happy it made you smile. Thank you for joining in the fun, and for the rating and heart.
Comment: Ty!
Response: You are so welcome :) Thank you for the rating, I appreciate it
Comment: Thanks a bunch!!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for the deco and extras!
Response: You are welcome :) Thank YOU for the rating and the heart
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank you for the rating
Comment: Thanks
Response: You are very welcome :) Thank YOU for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the PC and the quote.
Response: You are so welcome :)
Comment: Thank you for all of the wonderful stuff! I love the buttons, the jewels, the stickers, just everything! Thanks again.
Response: You are so welcome! Thought it was cool I got your name twice. lol Thank you again for joining and for the heart rating!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! You always host such great swaps. I love the little flowers you sent. So unique. Thanks again.
Response: Yay!! I'm so glad you like the swaps, and are joining in on the fun! You are awesome for rating and the heart.
Comment: Hi Dina! Thank you for the PC.. I had to look it up to see where the Columbia River Gorge was located... there were some more beautiful pics of it. One of these days, I am going to make it to Oregon--I say with my fingers crossed :-) And I agree with your quote, A little progress each day does add up... Who were you quoting?
Response: Hi there! You are so welcome, I'm glad you liked the card. I stayed at that Lodge, and boy oh boy are the views amazing! You wouldn't be disappointed to head out here to the Northwest - so much stunning beauty you can't ever run out of things to see! As for the quote...I go online and try to find quotes that speak to me at any given time. Unfortunately that one didn't have anyone given credit...but it is one of my mantras. Especially as a single Mom. Easy for things to feel out of control sometimes when I'm not hitting a homerun every day. lol Thank you for taking the time to rate, and have a great week!
Comment: Thanks for the great assortment of cards. 😀
Response: You are so welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed them. :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: 🌺Thanks!🌺
Response: You are very welcome :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
ChrisAnne rated for Two Deco Books, One Partner #5 on Jun 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the two decos. The elephant one has my creative juices going!
Response: You are so welcome! I'm glad you liked them, it's always fun to pass along something others enjoy adding to. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Great quote!
Response: You are so welcome, I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and heart :)
Allegrae rated for ATC Bag #51 (USA) on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for forwarding the bag! Appreciate your participation!
Response: You are so welcome! These are a lot of fun, thank you for hosting!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Response: You are so welcome! Hope you are having a wonderful week, and thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the PC and the quote Dina.
Response: you are so welcome!! I'm glad you enjoyed it. Such fun getting all the happy mail! Thani you for the rating and heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard!
Response: You are so welcome! Thank YOU for taking the time to rate and give me a heart. How fun to get all of these postcards :)
Margothecat rated for WIYM - Postcard Train - USA #2 on Jun 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome :) Hope you are feeling better, and thank you for the rating

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 331 81 85
Completed Fives Threes Ones
311 388 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 129 177 0
View all


stiffneck78 on Jun 20, 2018:

Hi there.

zurdoswifey on Jun 4, 2018:

Im so sorry...I just found the envie with the bags you sent to me for the RAK...Thank you so much and I appreciate you sending them my way

Have a lovely week =)

MNJoviGirl on May 3, 2018:

Thanks for joining my swap and for the wishes (Lovely Swappers R Us) Jodie

CurlyTea on Apr 24, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

stiffneck78 on Apr 17, 2018:

isabellasnow on Apr 4, 2018:


Onaki on Mar 17, 2018:

I'm so happy you received the RAK! I put together things I thought you'd enjoy. Thank you so much for your kind words and for letting me know you received everything! :)

stephiedee on Mar 10, 2018:

Yayyy! I'm SO glad #2 made it...and that you liked everything.

fbresnah on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you for all the wonderful items for the I Wish tag! You are too generous!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 24, 2018:

Thank you for a fun random envie from tag in the public forum!

Login to leave a comment now!