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Elliepatterson

Elliepatterson
Date Joined: February 5, 2013
Last Online: January 19, 2018
Birthday: August 2
Country: United States

This is me:-)

December 2017 I have completed 28 different Christmas Card swaps with 143 partners—yes I do love sending & recieving Christmas Cards. Ho-Ho-Ho Lets get our swap on🌲🌲🌲❤️ Merry Merry Christmas to all out there in Swapbot Land

July 2014 I rescued a female Chihuahua that I named Sheeba. She is the delight of my life. I rescued her, but I say she rescued me right back.

June 2014 I have been involved with SB since Feb. 2013. I have enjoyed walking to my mail box each day with great expectations of snail mail. My mailbox does not disappoint. On top of that I hopefully, am also making another’s mailbox somewhere around the world a happy place too!

If you're wondering what to write, tell me about something that I have to do/see in your neck of the woods, or tell me which (historical) person you´d like to meet and why! -OR- you could write me your favorite quote/scripture of encouragement:-)

Since I am an empty nester I tend to spend more “me” time and SB is my choice of drug. Plastic canvas stitching is my second choice. I also enjoy: Pocket Letter Pals Cooking--studying my Bible (I am a Christian)--ATCs --Zentangles--Zines--Pinterest--crafting--nature

Music of all kinds, except heavy metal and NOT hard rock. I don't like music that you cannot understand the words because they are screaming to sing. I just don't enjoy that.

The sound the wind makes when it is rustling thru the trees or blowing outside. It is music to my ears. ( Many thanx to "seekingjoytoday" psithurism - the sound of wind in the trees and rustling of leaves)

Photography-there aren't too many subject matters that I pass by that I don't stop and take a photo.

I have raised 2 boys who both joined the Army. My children are my world, but when they grow up and move away what then? Well that is exactly what I am trying to figure out. My husband is civil service and prior Air Force. We met in NY, married, lived there 14 yrs. moved to Florida in 95' and then in 98' we moved to Illinois. My husband is retired.

I am an Air Force brat, oldest of 6 kids who live scattered thru out the states. When I was younger I hated moving with Dad's job, but now I am glad for the experience to have lived in Taiwan, Turkey, & several different states.

I have had several jobs mostly in sales and public customer service. When we moved here to IL. I worked as a secretary at a church in the children's dept. 14 yrs., the longest position I've held in one spot. While there I taught preschoolers, elementary, adult Bible studies and a guest speaker at different events. One of my greatest joys in life was teaching and investing in children's lives and watching them grow. I taught 5th graders the timeline of the Bible for 8 yrs. I participated in MANY discipleship events, VBS, Kids Kamp, Sunday school, Creation vs. Evolution, and so many more.

I have the gifts of administration, teaching, hospitality, & service. My personality is a choleric lion.

Likes:

I would l appreciate any of these themes:

Scotland-Scotland-Scotland Oh and did I say Scotland?

Sunflower or just flowers in general, Daisy, pansy, magnolia,

Cows, cowboys, boots & saddle

Coffee/tea/Java

Postage stamps (used)

Birds, Owls, birdhouses, feathers, cardinal blue bird, eagles, hawk, peacock, chicken, most any bird,

Ocean, sand, sun, surf, & seashells

I collect Box tops for education off of food boxes

Rubber stamped images from your collection

Humor, smiles & more humor

Hands, feet, faces, & EYES images

Mushrooms

Butterflies & wings

Red Hat Society

Black & White themes with a burst of color

Trees, nature, pinecones, rocks

Art, abstract art, stautes

Nativities of any medium

Magazine cutouts of any of my likes

I LOVE LOVE LOVE receiving decorated envies

Dislikes:

Confetti is one thing but PLEASE do NOT include loose glitter in your swaps to me. Just too messy for this ole’ chic:-)

I'd hate to make a list of things I "dislike", because all swaps that are sent to me are appreciated- It puts a smile on my face knowing that someone took the time out of their day to send me something!

I cannot help but wonder why if a partner is going to take the time to rate a swap received, that they don't write a line about the swap. A simple 5 rating leaves it open to so much interpretation. Call me silly, but I would much rather a partner tell me that my swap just did not float their boat. Hey it happens. Not everyone I swap with is going to like my swaps. One can only hope for that, but that is life. I do try to put some thought into my swaps and include tuck-ins as I am able. If nothing else write about the weather or some event happening in your area at that point in time. So to just get a plain empty 5 rating is beyond me. Sorry if it seems as tho I am complaining, just saying what I feel.

Cowardness & unkindness of others. I don't know what I don't know. Tell me if you don't like my swap and I will be happy to resend something that you might like.

Profanity. I think only small minds swear.

Not into to the darkness of goth, Halloween or satan. However, I do respect the right of others to their own opinions.

"I DO NOT LIKE FLAKERS. IT IS STEALING. Therefore, I do not flake". Says it all for me. Quote by: Hollycarole92

(Flake- is a new term for me since I joined swapbot. My husband says that I am "flakey", little did I know there was another definition for that word. duh, LOL

Quotes:

I always say:, "cake is nice, but pie says I love you"

"The worst they can do is say 'NO'' so just ask.

"When it comes to the kids, if they are not drawing blood they are just fine."

"if you are coming to see me, come any time, if you are coming to see my house, make an appointment."

Dr. Phil says, "You teach people how to treat you." Also, “In choosing your behavior, you choose the consequences.”

Thoughts on Swapping:

"In a community of inspired, thoughtful, and artistic swappers, I believe we should show each other kindness, grace, and understanding. We all have enough stressors in our lives outside of swap-bot--let's not let swap-bot become one of those stressors instead of the joy it is meant to be!" quote by isabellasnow, ditto!

Since I began with Swap-bot partners have been more than generous, thoughtful and kind to help me in the understanding of SB Land. I totally appreciate the kindness everyone in Swap-bot land who has helped me along my way. Will be paying that forward by helping other "newbies".

I also do not mind ANGELING for others, so if you need one and I am able to do it, I would be happy to do so. :-)

If you do not receive something form me, please message me before rating, I will do the same. I ALWAYS send. If you did not receive something, please Let Me Know so I can re-send. If you don't have your stuff 3 weeks from "sent date" internationally (or less for the USA), please let me know! I do appreciate comments when you rate.

A word about ratings: If you are going to be late sending me your swap, a quick pm message would be greatly appreciated.

I usually check my sent swaps to insure I have received all my swaps so that I can Archive the swap.

I will only send you ONE pm message about your swap being late (according to the last date sent). If I do not hear back from you I will rate 1. If I do receive your swap, I will rerate a 3. That is it. I like to exercise Mercy & Grace as well as the next person. But I personally feel if you cannot do me the courtesy of a pm about your tardiness then that is what the rating system is for. (I do try to take into account overseas time mail travel).

As for the post date on any of my swaps, my definition of sent is this: Out of my hands and in the postal system hands. Now, if I drive to the drive thru at the post office after 4 p.m. and mail something, I do believe it may get posted the next day's date. Also on the weekend, if something is mailed after 2 p.m. on Saturday it is posted the following Monday's date. When I have to mail like this, I will pm you about the date sent.

Now knowing what I have stated as my definition of "sent date" I do make every effort to get my swaps out in the mail prior to the sent date. I no longer use the latest date to be sent as my to do list on getting them out. As you know tho, sometimes life happens and even with the best of intentions I do not accomplish this.

If you want to express to me something about a swap that I did/didn't do please pm me. I appreciate you letting me know about your thoughts. Most people do not appreciate such comments, but I do. If someone doesn't let another know when something bothers them how is anyone to know?

Local Friendships:

I would love to find some local buds who want to explore all those things here in Illinois/St. Louis that we just don’t make the time for. I'm accustomed to travelling so if anyone wants to meet and combine it with exploring some cool areas nearby or just explore a few fun local places I’m in.

If you have read this far, I say thank you! I know this profile is long but. I prefer to have more than less. One can choose to not read it all, is up to the reader. Have a blessed day!

THANX Candyn29

Thank you for sharing with me how to post an image on another person's comment section. I can't tell you how I have fretted over doing this. Now it seems so simple to me. You are and have been a sweeeeet blessing to me!!!

From @Candyn29 profile:

adding photos (for members if the need help)

image

you have to start the markdown with a ! exclamation point and put the word image in brackets [image] and the image URL between these things ( )

to find a photo, go to google type in what you want and browse images.

right click an image and it says copy image URL or image GIF you can do gif if its a moving pic. so copy that, bring it to your profile for a trial run (make sure it looks good and fits the space for comment section. you can delete it after. If you wanna share that image w/ many after you get it typed/pasted in just click copy and that way you dont have to enter all the stuff over.

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laterdayze rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #2 on Jan 19, 2018
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Comment: I'm happy to be your first Rhode Island swap! Thank you for the card and extras! :)
adaywithmom rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #2 on Jan 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the cute Valentine's Day card & the extra goodies.
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Comment: Thank you for the Scripture and Hugs and Blessings for You...
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Comment: Thank you for the great card you sent. I sometimes use those pies when I need them for special occasions. I will bake them but I don't eat anything pumpkin.
Response: Glad you got the card. Thank you for rating:-)
momma197464 rated for Profile Bible Verse #2 2018 on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you For the Bible Verse you left for me. i loved it. Love and Hugs, Michelle
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for a timely rating. blessings,
momma197464 rated for Profile Bible Verse #3 2018 on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the Bible Verse that you left for me. I loved it. Love and Hugs, Michelle
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating.
pennypuppy rated for Recipes: Side dishes EMAIL on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Yum, mushrooms! These all sound wonderful!
Response: glad you liked my recipe. Thanx for the rating.
TonyaAshe rated for Profile Bible Verse #3 2018 on Jan 17, 2018
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Response: thank you for rating:-)
Pikkis rated for OUTLANDER #1 ATC NEWBIE-FRIENDLY on Jan 17, 2018
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Comment: Oh my, I´m totally speechless in front of your amazing package :)! First of all, that chocolate-envelope caught my eye the first thing I saw the pile of mail on my kitchen table. Yummy! Second, the Twilight-cards are awesome even thought the biggest "hystery" is over also for my part, but love them anyway. Third, the bookmark is spectacular, and how did you know that Jamie is my favourite character, LOL? Love it! And have to say, I´ve followed all the three seasons that have been shown here and liked them a lot, but loved the books more just like you. And fourth, the ATC is totally cool, LOVE it too! Just have to ask, that did you mean the pink frame with the word "love" to be attached to the ATC as it´s loose? But if you meant it to be attached, it´s easy to glue back, don´t worry. So what I´m trying to say is BIG THANKS and tens of hearts to you for really making my day a lot brighter! Hugs and take care!
Response: Ok first off, WOW that was fast mail delivery since I just mailed this swap out last week!! Hooray! Secondly, if Jaimie is not your favorite Outlander character, can I just say are you dead? :-) The pink frame I wanted to include on my ATC because I thought what's not to love. But I just could not make the colors match up. So I just included it in the sleeve. Re-use as you may like to. It's always a joy to share your likes/loves with others around the world. I've done a few Outlander pocket letters and am always over joyed at receiving them as well. Glad you enjoyed the swap. Looking forward to swapping you again.
KitsuneSK rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Lovely Christmas card, thank you! I also really liked the card that had so much info about Christmas and even had your Holiday story in it. :) And the gift tag too, thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you kindly for rating.
pennypuppy rated for Recipes: Lunch EMAIL on Jan 16, 2018
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Response: thank you for rating.
LindaW rated for Bible Study on Prayer on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for your great answers to the Bible study. Thank you also for the tuck-in coloring items. That bookmark with "Always Remember" really hit the spot! I love that little Christmas booklet also.
Response: Greetings, You are very welcome. I have ALWAYS loved those words by Roy Lessin. The little book is my Christmas Zine. I enjoy making them. Happy 2018
TonyaAshe rated for Profile Bible Verse #2 2018 on Jan 16, 2018
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Response: thank you for rating
PinkPosy29 rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap #2 on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the card and goodies!
Response: You are welcome thank you for rating
Bridgette rated for Stuff the Mailbox #4 - Christmas! on Jan 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fabulous envelope!
Response: You are welcome thank you for rating
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Comment: Thank you for the well wishes! I hope that your 2018 is better than your 2017.
Response: You are welcome thank you for rating
JenniferJo rated for Inspirational Quote PC #1 on Jan 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the post card:)
Response: You are welcome thank you for rating
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Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard with all the bows! Hope 2018 is treating you well so far!
Response: You are welcome thank you for rating
goinjenny rated for Inspirational Quote PC #1 on Jan 12, 2018
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Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome thank you for rating

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Comments

ultrameganerd on Jan 19, 2018:

Hello pretty! I leave you one of my favorite verses:

Philippians 4:13 13 I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.

Kisses

Erikaa on Jan 17, 2018:

Your journey has the lord`s approval Judges 6:16-18 Whatever you do in life, do it with God in your heart!

benzmom on Jan 17, 2018:

I tried to be cute with Bible Verse but didn't work the way I planned..

It should have read...

I will walk by faith even when I can not see.

2 Corinthians 5:7

benzmom on Jan 17, 2018:
              Profile Bible Verse #3 2018

pinklilly on Jan 17, 2018:

Hello, here is a bible verse for you!

Ps. 27:1, 3

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is my strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

Enjoy reading this beautiful verse!!

Momta3luv2Quilt on Jan 17, 2018:

"But Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.'" Matthew 19:26

Have a Blessed Day~Tisa

MichelleKemper on Jan 17, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse Swap # 3 2018

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Blessings, Michelle

justme2905 on Jan 17, 2018:

Psalm 33:4-6King James Version (KJV)

Profile Bible Verse #3 2018

4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

KawaiiMoriGal on Jan 16, 2018:

For the word of the Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does.The Lord loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love.

Psalm 33: 4-5

jaimierandolph on Jan 16, 2018:

Profile Bible Verse a Day 2018 #1

Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

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