Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2024 3:02 pm


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Date Joined: January 6, 2015
Last Online: February 5, 2024
Birthday: June 23, 1954
Country: United States

About Me


I want to apologize to everyone who has received late swaps, undecorated swaps and swap with no extras. My husband has had health issues over the last month and it finally resulted in him begging to go to the emergency room 7 days ago. He has had a lot of pain. I have tried hard to keep up with him, work, and swaps all at the same time. I have run behind on all of the above. We just came home from the hospital today and I will get everything caught up, including rating. I have done some of the writing swaps from the hospital thus no or little decoration or extras. My friend was sweet enough to come by here and feed my kitty and throw a few things in a bag for me. You work with what you get. I was working on one swap when he needed to go and I just left and I find I have one very dried up stamp pad. I forgot to close it. Please forgive me and give me a couple of days or so to catch up. If you are a person who prays please pray for us, this isn't over yet. I'm holding faith that we will walk into the doctor's office Friday and she will say "It was just a tumor, No Cancer." Everyone of you will hear me singing God's praises. You will know it's me because I can't sing worth a darn. LOL! I love and appreciate all the friends I have made on Swap- bot. I think swapping will help keep me sane as we move along here.

11/10/16 I will be out of town from Friday afternoon(11/11) til Sunday afternoon (11/13) for a church retreat. I will answer any messages when I return. Thanks.

I want to let everyone know that I have not flaked on any swaps. I had a lot going on with my family and had to be out of town for a time, When I got back I messaged a few people that I was back on course then I got hit with a bout of arthritis. Thank God for pain pills - I'm able to move again. I think it was because of dealing with 4 little ones for a week. I have completed a few things that I plan to mail out today. Just know that if I owe you a swap you will get it. I have never gotten this far behind before and I will get caught up. Thank you all for your patience with me.

I'm 60 years old, newly retired from 20 years with Walmart. I now work part time for Lifeway Christian Stores. I have been married to my wonderful Hubby for 35 years this year. We never had any children of our own but we helped raise my little sister who was only 3 when our mother passed away. She now has 6 children and 2 step children ranging in age from 23 down to 6 years old. You know the saying "If I had known grandkids were so much fun I would have had them first" Well, we did that. I love them all (even the ones who are now taller than me and make fun of me because of it). They are just like our own. I love all types of crafts and hobbies. I love all colors but the greatest of all of course is purple. Scrapbooking, book making, journaling and paper crafts seem to be what I've been working on most lately. I also started quilting in 1998. I love swapping with others. I love snail mail. I do not have a URL or website. I guess I need to find out what that is. Please e-mail me with any other information that you need.

Favorite Music

I like most all types of music. I listen mostly to contemporary christian and southern gospel. I also like country and rock oldies. The only things I really do not like is hip hop/rap and jazz.

Favorite Books

Again, I like some of all types of books. Most of the books I have read lately are fiction books set in biblical times. I also like: Debbie Macomber, Nora Roberts, Earlene Fowler, Robin Carr, Sheryl Woods, Mary Higgins Clark, And Nicolas Sparks.

Favorite Movies

There's too many to list here but some of my favorites are Sound of Music, Paint Your Wagon, Fiddler On The Roof, Independence Day, Star Wars, The Indiana Jones movies, Air Force One, (yes, I do like Harrison Ford) and several John Wayne movies just to name a few. We watched "God's Not Dead" last night and it was really good.

Favorite Television

Castle, Forever, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Dancing With The Stars, Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and American Idol.

Favorite Crafts

Quilting, Embroidery, Scrapbook/journal making, Paper Crafts, Jewelry Making, Photography and I'm working on learning to do more artsy things. I'm not a true artist but I have been playing with the art journaling, zentangle/doodling crafts lately.I'm getting pretty good at drawing things that do not need to be identified as a object. When I need specific shapes, stamps and stencils are my friends. I also like to look for things that can be used in ways other than their original purpose. Example: I found a cell phone case with an interesting cutout design and I bought it for a stencil. I make angels out of the net bath puffs on a string. Things like that. A challenge for the brain.

Favorite Colors

Purple is the #1 color in my opinion but I like all colors. In fabrics I tend to gravitate towards blues as my second choice. I'm not sure why unless it's because it is my Hubby's favorite. Lately I'm drawn to bright colors- oranges, yellows, bright greens, teals, etc. I like all shades from pastels to jewel tones. Really the only color I do not like is gold. I'm not referring to metallic gold but the golds that are just beyond mustard to baby poo.I just can't stand them.

Stuff I Like

Fabrics, Quilting and sewing supplies and patterns, Papers (colored, patterned, embossed, specialty, you name it.) I love anything paper. Paper clips, Brads, Postcards, Ephemera, Interesting cutouts from magazines, Die cuts, Tags, Beads, Buttons, Laces, Trims, Jewelry supplies, Bracelets (even the plastic ones), Washi tape. Stamps, Stencils, used Postage stamps, Pens, Pencils, Markers, Colors, Paints, Glues, Books, both for reading and for crafting with, Bookmarks, Threads, Flosses, Unique fibers, and Specialty yarns, Chocolate.

I'm trying to convince Hubby that I need an Office Depot for my birthday and a Hobby Lobby for Christmas. He's trying to win the lottery for me.


Angels, Butterflies, Teapots and cup and saucer sets, Lighthouses.

Stuff I Do Not Like

Scented items (allergies), Body sprays and lotions, bath products, (Again, allergies), Coffees and Teas, (Diet Coke is my addiction) Mint candy.


Comment: Hi Diane, I have to rate you a 1 because I haven't received anything yet and I did message you about it around January 28th (but it is still Unread). I know you probably have a lot of stress with Swap-bot, but still :'( It is still possible for me change this rating from a 1 to a 5 (instead of a 3 like people usually do), but it depends on how you solve this swap with me. The message I sent you: "Hi Fabriqueen, Maybe it could be insensitive to inquire about this, as you might have gone through a lot of tough, sad times yourself and maybe with the postal system... so maybe all of this stuff on Swap-bot is not important compared to what you're going through :'( Yet at the same time it is actually bothering me, and I want to check in with you about Christmas Card and a Tea - International. You marked it as sent around November 26th, 2023, and I actually haven't received it yet. I hope to receive it, but I have doubts if it will arrive by now. I don't know about rating you a 1 and from the comments on your page it seems like maybe this message might go unread, but I wanted to at least message you first. I hope we can work this out. At least with me, if I rate you a 1 later on, you'll still have a chance to get a 5 instead of a 3 if I receive the item or receive a resend of it. Sorry to hear(? at least it seems?) what you're going through. Kiyasu"
Comment: Tanks for the verry nice traveling journal! I just got it to Day:)
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute cat postcard! I love it :)
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous washi tape. Happy New Year!
Tr3n1ty rated for 4 Washi Tapes: sender's theme on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: I think I must have gotten this?
tonat80 rated for Christmas Decorated Envie and Card on Jan 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend. I like it all. Happy Swapping.
Response: I'm so sorry! I dropped a replacement in the mail yesterday (1/8/24). I hope it gets to you quickly. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Tara21cd rated for Christmas ATC--Christmas Tree Swap on Jan 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and an envelope full of fun things. Love your Christmas and New Year ATC. Great Job.
Comment: Have sent message, unread. Happy to change rating if it arrives. Arrived, postmark Jan. Thank you.
Response: I'm so sorry this is missing! I will have a replacement in the mail tomorrow. Have a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
ElenaMaz rated for Quick Swaps: Snow on Jan 22, 2024
Comment: got your card today, I hope the cold wheather is getting better there!
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!! I love the old fashioned postcard. Glad it finally made it here. LOL! Happy swapping and new year!
Highlander18 rated for 5 Bags to two partners (INTL) on Jan 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you! Happy New Year and happy swapping
Manonroberts rated for WTL: shades of pink & red on Jan 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful washi samples and extras, I really appreciate your generosity!
wolfeagle rated for 24 Stamped images in 2024 on Jan 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun assortment of stamps.
gadasinialdigim rated for Lets say goodbye 2023 -2 on Jan 15, 2024
Comment: Hi Diane thanks for your envelope 🥰 i truely was looking like this as I opened it. I loved the book stickers and everything else.. 2023 was a hard time i hope 2024 will welcome is with nice surprises 🌸
Comment: Thank you Diane!
Comment: Thank you! Hope you had a great holiday!
Comment: Diane, thank you for the lovely card and all of the great extras you included! Wishing you all the best in the new year!
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card.
Eulegirl rated for Holiday Cards on Jan 12, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the lovely, glittery Snoopy card!
Comment: Thank you for a vintage style postcard. I hope you had a great start to 2024.

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fighterangel on Jan 21, 2024:

Hey, I have decided not to message you about the Dollar Tree Stocking Swap since it will go unread and this is a common issue with communicating with you as it seems. I am leaving my rating as a 1 as I have yet to receive anything and the "update" you provided hasn't changed in over 3 weeks. If I happen to receive anything (which I highly doubt), I will hesitantly change my rating to a 3. Very disappointing.

Snaileditcrafts on Dec 16, 2023:

Thank you for joining the swap that I am hosting! Congratulations for being on the nice list! Merry Christmas!

yvonne401 on Aug 16, 2023:

RAK giveaway swap Mail Deadline: Aug 18, 2023

My color is pink and purple. Cool swap!



Ramya on Jun 26, 2023:

I have sent you messages but am not hearing back from you... please check your messages. Thank you

TerryEO321 on Jun 14, 2023:

Hi Diane, I sent a message to you about a bird cluster swap we were partnered. Please read it and respond, as we are partnered now for the Thankful Card swap. Thanks!

GingerMiffy on Jun 5, 2023:

Hi lovely! I sent you a DM last month about a swap, please reach out and get back to me as soon as you're convenient to :)

papercraft70 on May 17, 2023:

Hello Diane I send you a message on May 13th. Kindly check your message and reply to me. Thks.

kssunlover1947 on May 11, 2023:

Please check your messages. I have sent your 3 messages over the last few months that are still unread.

LaughingLoon on Mar 25, 2023:

Thanks for swapping! Enjoy the Ernie PCs.

SpringShire on Jan 29, 2023:

Hi! I am your partner for the Letter, Bookmark and Tea swap! I just saw that you list tea as something you don't want to receive, so I am just wanting to reach out and see how to best fufill this swap so that it's not something you don't want but also meets the rules! Is there only specific teas you need to avoid or any that you enjoy? I can't promise i have it, but if I do have something you could use or like...I would love to make sure before I send it!

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