Swap-bot Time: December 14, 2017 10:34 pm


Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: December 14, 2017
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States

About Me

  • Update 11/2/17* I am very open to private swaps for Deco books or ATC's. I'm stronger with Decos (done them longer and more of them) but do take my time to do a good job on ATC's) *

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, 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

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.


kfaye rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - I - USA on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Indiana postcard and note. I have never been there. Happy Holidays to you too & a great 2018! :D
grannysimpson rated for Christmas card and washi on Dec 13, 2017
stiffneck78 rated for One Deco Book - December on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Ooooohhh, my fave!!! My hubby says you're my 'Swap-Bot Romance'. haha Love getting mail from you. You always put a smile on my face. Thank you. Have a great week.
mcovey rated for Postcard Bag Swap- USA #4 on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard bag to send on ! Nice postcards
Response: You are so welcome :) I'm glad you liked the cards. Thank you for the rating and heart, I greatly appreciate it.
gojenn rated for ATC Bag #45 (USA) on Dec 7, 2017
Response: Wonderful, I'm so glad it got there :) I appreciate you giving me the wonderful rating and heart. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
piashlara rated for Make Christmas Deco on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Yay mail from you! Thanks for the Deco! <3
Response: YAYYY! So glad it got there. I always smile when I get your name. xoxo Thank you for the rating and the heart!
stiffneck78 rated for IS: Winter Deco Book - USA on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you. Have I told you how wonderful I think you are? :)
Response: I feel the same doll. Happy Thursday, and thank you for the rating and heart!
stiffneck78 rated for Let's move those Decos on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: You are so freakin awesome!!! Thank you for all of the great books.
Response: Awwww , thank you! So are you!!!! Thank you for the heart and rating
stiffneck78 rated for Let's move those Decos - USA on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: YES! Thank you for all of the great decos. I am looking forward to playing and passing these along.
Response: xoxo you are always welcome sweety! Thank you for the rating and the heart :)
Comment: Several things: the washi on the envelope is GORGEOUS, on of my favorites of all I've seen; I adore Mary Englebreit so the little card is perfect; your card is beautiful; BUT my most favorite part of all is your son's delightful Rudolph on the envelope. That is going on my wall of cheer along with the rest of the Christmas cards. Please tell your little guy thank you and Merry Christmas! If he ever wants to share any more art I would adore receiving it. Children's pictures are the bestest thing of all! :)
Response: AWWWWW!!! What a sweetheart thing to day about Rudolph! I'm so glad you enjoyed his addition to the envelope :) Your comments made he and I both smile a HUGE holiday smile. Thank you so much for your kind words, rating and heart. I wish you the very Merriest of Christmas' and a very Happy New Year!
laterdayze rated for Decos Only - USA December on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Hi Dina, thank you so much for the deco and the extra goodies! <3
Response: Hi sweety! You are very welcome. Enjoy! Thank YOU for he rating and the heart :)
Sagebrushs rated for Pick 3 Swap on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for everything and Seasons Greetings.
Response: You are very welcome, and thank you for the greetings, rating and heart :) Makes me smile.
Ace330660 rated for Let's move those Decos - USA on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the decos ! Will gladly pass along.
Response: You are very welcome! Enjoy :) Thank YOU for the rating, I appreciate it a ton.
suzwa rated for Craft Destash #2 on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the stuffed envie. Loved your ATC's they are simply beautiful.
Response: Yayyy!! Glad to know it arrived and you enjoyed it. :) I had fun putting it together. I especially appreciate the feedback on the ATC's. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Tamawi rated for Last Page Deco - December on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the deco. I also like to stretch myself and see if I can decorate every one I receive. I'll see what I can dream up for this one.
Response: You are very welcome! :) I'm glad you are like me...always fun to try and come up with something to add to the decos. Thank you so much for the heart and the rating, I appreciate it!
ccmmsu rated for Decos Only - USA December on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Oooh, a fresh new deco to play in. :) Thank you! And thank you also for all the fun holiday extras!!
Response: LOL - yes! We love us some new decos, don't we? You are very welcome, and I hope you have fun with it. Thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the nice story/note and beautiful card! :)
Response: You are very welcome! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) Thank you for the rating and the heart, I appreciate it a ton. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for taking the time to read my profile and sending me such great goodies from my list! Your ATC cards are beautiful and I really enjoyed those :) Have a wonderful Christmas!
Response: YAYYYY!!! I'm SO glad to hear that you enjoyed it. You are quite literally the very 1st one I've ever made, and you have given me confidence to give it another shot in the future. lol Merry Christmas to you and yours and thank you for the rating and the heart. :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 213 41 45
Completed Fives Threes Ones
203 254 0 0
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Sandara333 on Dec 14, 2017:

🌟Thanks for the Bead Grabbie that arrived in the mail yesterday. ☕️😺

simcoe54 on Dec 12, 2017:

PH: Postcard Tag - Great touristy postcards! Thank you!!!!!

mgallardo68 on Dec 7, 2017:

Dear Dsweeny I just received a lovely full envelope from you!! It has 3 out of 4 tags I made to you!! It came the 'Metallic lips sheet' for Stickers Tag, the 'Random envie grabbie' for Grabbie TAG and the 2 Postcards for the Postcards Tag!. Everything is perfect but that vintage NY postcard is just PERFECT!!! Thank you so much!!!

anrtist on Dec 7, 2017:

CSG~ Christmas Blessings, cc

piratejimbob87 on Dec 7, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely selection of tea bags and Minion stickers from the "I collect...send to the person above you" tag, I can't wait to try the pumpkin spice one!

Best wishes,

shirleyinCA on Dec 6, 2017:

Thanks for the darling little Christian coloring card - it is so cool, what a delight!

RooBaRoo on Dec 4, 2017:

Thanks for the fab cut gallery postcards RAK! I did notice that they are ATC width ... will be fun!! :)

bluehairedmary on Dec 4, 2017:

Thank you so much for the handmade Xmas card! Love it! ~Christmas Card Tag - US Only

supersquirrel on Dec 3, 2017:

WOW - Thanks for the LB, SB, etc RAK. They will keep me busy for some time!

MissTullie on Dec 1, 2017:

Dina ...Thanks so much for the postcards and recipe cards you sent me for the Wishlist November 2017 tag in the main forum. My favorite is the wonderful "Alice" card ...my first one in color. Your happy mail made my day special. Blessings!

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