Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2020 3:46 am


Date Joined: July 26, 2012
Last Online: May 11, 2018
Birthday: October 11, 1978
Country: United States

About Me

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by :)

I have come to realize that members of this site can be very intolerant of non-perfect people. I am not looking for sympathy but just to have the chance to explain myself. I am by not one to broadcast my business but some members can tend to be pretty harsh. know we all face struggles in this life that are out of our control. I have recently found that my husband of 7 years has had several, several affairs ( continuing almost our entire marriage come to find out). He is and has been hooked on drugs as well as an "undercover" alcoholic for many years. Due to his mental abuse and extreme controlling behavior I have made the choice to file for divorce. It has been the hardest year of my life. Since then I have had to live with family member's in 3 different states. And then managed to total out my car. I am finally finding my feet. Somedays are better than others and it gets easier everyday. I know that through Gods mercy and love things will get better.mentally and spiritually. I am currently living in New Mexico. My mother just had extensive neck and back surgery so im taking care of her for the next several months.

I want to thank everyone for their patience during this very trying time. I believe that swapping and making new friends will help me find a sense of normalcy during this season of my life.

Trusting in Gods grace, mercy and all enduring love . I Love people, letter writing, shopping, reading, baking, trying new things, family time, playing card games and traveling!

I love American football. I am a University of Texas Longhorns fan. also known as UT. Hook'em Horns!

I love swapping and was super excited to find this site!

I promise to rate every swap I recieve. If you send me a swap and I dont rate you please PM I have this awful habit of forgetting to hit the "save rating" button. If you think I deserve a 3 or a 1 please PM before you rate me. I will do my best to correct any issue.

I will continue to update my profile.If you have any suggestions or questions please, please PM me!

Favorite Music

I love country Music.. from the really really old stuff to the most up to date current artist! Love George Strait He is still the king

I enjoy the oldies as well

Favorite Television

Criminal Minds

Downton Abbey


I just love movies!! I watch all kinds. I do stay away from those that are overly graphic, too much cursing and anything scary ( I'm a total chicken)


I have listed on my page here a list of tea and other allergies that I have. BUT I have no problem with any foods or teas from other countries even here in the USA. My dad LOVES to try everything once :) so please send my direction. Don't worry about me not rating well because hey I asked to swap right ;)

I love private swaps! I'm up for just about anything. Are you outside the USA and looking to try new things or foods you miss???? I'm here for you.

Favorite Crafts

Card Making

Sending Cards

Creating anyting personal for someone


Mail-art (love seeing beautiful envelopes in my mail box!!)

Wish List

Stationary All kinds of it..everything, all of it!!

PENS:: no ball point (i'm a bit of a pen snob) I am also not a fan of click pens. I love sharpie, gel, rollerball ect!! All colors..

Stencils all kinds I love them

STICKERS:: I love sticker sheets. I use them in my planners. I live having my week in view pages to match. I really like the ones by stickopotomus with the holes in the edge. P.S. I have all the tiny stickers I need.

PERSONALIZED: I like anything. I am in need of personalized return address labels with my new address

I love PINK, PINK, and more PINK! Total addict!

Lavender smell ❤❤

Anything to decorate my note cards

White Daisies ( love this flower!) Gerbera Daisies (lots of colors)

Schnauzer stuff

Jack Russell Terrier stuff


Blank Recipe Cards

Neat Vintage items (pin up girls, advertisements ect)

STATIONARY:: flat and folded note cards, stickers to put on envelopes, stationary sets

Clear stamps and ink pads


Mail art!! My new addiction

Teas Unique to your area. I drink mostly loose leaf teas.but a great strong bagged one is exciting. I don't enjoy Earl Grays or anything with bergamot added.

DRAGONFLIES:: are super exciting, beautiful and I find them lucky. cards, decorations, rubber stamps, stickers...* can't get enough!

Recently turned into an Owl fan!!

KAWAII:: I don't know the specific names or types just like them ( I don't have any but so cute)

paper and fabric flower punch outs.

Jewelry making supplies

Makeup: I love trying new stuff. Samples sizes are such fun! Would love to do a private swap!!

I enjoy private swaps so if your interested send a PM :)

I am one of those people who have to see something to see how it's created before I can do them... If you have extras of :: deco's, dotee dolls, slams, crams and inchies

I would also love to see an Advent Calendar! I keep seeing these swaps and want to try one but am really nervous! :) or maybe a private swap for an Advant Calendar??

Yucky (dislikes)

I dont wear earrings but bracelets and rings (sz9) are wonderful!

Dislike ALL carnations ! The worst flower ever!

The smell of cigarette smoke

Sticker slapping


Holiday info

Halloween: only cutesy stuff nothing scarey or dark

Thanksgiving:: ohhh how I love Thanksgiving! Time with family, no pressure to buy everyone including the mail man a gift! Fall theamed items are great!

Christmas:: I am a believer of the TRUE meaning of Christmas! Jesus Christ being born. All the other stuff comes in second. Celebrating his birth is what it's all about. Don't get me wrong I love the beautiful lights and trees and fires with hot cocoa. The presents are fun as well 😉

RAK:: Christmas Cards::: I know a lot of the older generations love them. And Christmas time can be lonely. So if you have grandparents or older parents that would enjoy them, I have tons of cards and I would love to mail them one. leave me a message or post a comment :)


Im so sorry to have to add this but guess it's needed:

PEANUTS and anything made in a plant that processes around peanuts. ( I will be trying to avoid any swaps this may cause an issue in)

SHELLFISH and anything made in a plant that processes around shellfish

CATS I know there is no control over if my partner has cats but please say on envie if you have kitties..

Confetti please don't add confetti to my envies. My dogs eat it. Thank you

  Thank you for your help


I currently have 2 planners.

1). (Primary planner) Daytimer desk size 5 1/2 X 8 1/2.
It's the Breast Cancer pink one with a snap cover. It pretty much looks like a rainbow. I add colored everything to it. It has a monthly view and a weekly vew for the year.. I'll try the daily sheets next year. I've decided to add pictures, **sticker sheets ( I like my pages to match. I won't use sticker flakes) washi tape, journal cards to it.. Kinda like a scrap/ journal book for the year. I've never done it before but I'm loving it. I even have its own hole punch so I can add what ever I like

2) Franklin Covey Portable size 3 3/4 X 6 3/4 It's black with a snap front. I don't have much of anything to add to this size. I've only added blank pages at this time to write on . Just like my bigger planner I bought a hole punch so I can add extras. I have no color scheme picked it.. It will end up like my primary one, full of colors. Especially with it having a black cover


Pens ( gel, rollerball, and the Gelly pens) Stickers Washi tape Journal cards Project life cards Handmade envies To do list (love the ones from dollar section at Target) Blank tags Book marks ( paper clip ones and paper ones) Unique handmade items And the list goes on and on....


Comment: View Cart My Account My Wish List Speed Order Gift Certificates Order Status scrapbooking classes and card making classes SHOP SALE BEST SELLERS ONLINE CATALOG PROJECT GALLERIES BLOG Home Sincere Sympathy Card By: Debbie Samples Click to view large image Click to view large image Designer’s Tip: Mix different petal shapes to form interesting flowers. Instructions: Card front: Cut 5½”x11” black cardstock, score at 5½” and fold to form a 5½” square card. Place the fold on the left. Glue a 5¼” square gold sparkles holographic paper centered. Mat a 4¾” ivory cardstock square on black cardstock with 1/8” borders. Glue centered. Use the largest scalloped oval cutting die to cut a scalloped oval from black cardstock. Use the largest doily cutting die to cut a doily from ivory cardstock, and set the inner oval aside for later. Trim the doily center, following the dots along the inside for a smooth inner oval window. Glue the doily centered on the scalloped oval mat, and glue to the card front. Use the Flower #3 cutting die to cut two sets of pink cardstock petals, two sets of pink hearts holographic petals, and two sets of ivory cardstock petals. Use the Flower #1 cutting die to cut two sets of gold sparkle holographic petals. Use the pine sprigs cutting die to cut four sets from green cardstock. Use the flower stem cutting die to cut three sets of stems from green cardstock. Use the Paper Tool Kit to shape the petals and leaves. Assemble three flowers as shown, starting with the largest petal first and layering smaller ones on top. Mix up the patterns. Attach each petal at the top with a Zot™ so the flowers keep their shape. Foam tape to the card with a doublelayer of foam tape (so they keep their shape). Glue a stem beneath each flower. Cut the pine sprigs apart, and place around the flowers. Place the gold “Sincere Sympathy” Dazzles™ on a 2½”x1” black cardstock. Mat on pink holographic paper with 1/16” borders. Foam tape 2 1/8” from the top. Card inside: Use the small scalloped oval cutting die to cut a scalloped edges around the doily inner oval from Step 2. Mat on black cardstock, and then pink hearts holographic paper with 1/16” borders for each. Place the gold “Keeping you in my Heart” Dazzles™ on the oval. Glue a pine sprig on the left. Supplies: (Find these supplies and more at www.paperwishes.com) Inside/Outside Greetings Dazzles™ (link) Two Oval Doilies and Mat Cutting Dies (link) Gold Sparkles Holographic paper (link) Pink Hearts Holographic paper (link) Classic Cardstock (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower #3 (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower #1 (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Flower Stem (link) Dee’s Distinctively Cutting Die Pine Sprigs (link) Paper Blossoms Paper Tool kit (link) Craft Pen Knife (link) Cutting Mat (link) Zots™ Adhesive Dots (link) Foam Tape (link) Glue Stick (link) Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (link) Back to Gallery Click here for a printer friendly version Looking for Paper Wishes Live? Click here! Search Webisodes Archive Search Paper Wishes Store Submit This Week's Money Saver Click here to save! Webisode & Gallery Archive Contact Us Subscribe to the RSS feed Share this with a friend Weekly Email Reminder Copyright © 2016, Hot Off The Press, Inc. Paper Wishes Weekly Webisodes feature free scrapbooking video classes and card making video classes! Every week Paulette and Gail bring you new online scrapbooking or card making classes demonstrating the very latest paper craft and scrapbooking techniques. Each of our free card making and scrapbooking classes also gives you unique project ideas and tips from Paper Wishes’ Design Team. Come back often so you don’t miss any of the fun in our card making and scrapbooking classes! You are sure to be inspired! Also watch for our “Week of Webisodes” events where we feature new scrapbooking video classes daily!
Comment: I am sorry I have to rate you as 1 because I never get the mail and you did not read/ respond to my message/ email. I hope everything is fine for you
Response: I mailed the package 3 times. Twice it was returned.The third one never came back. Each time I mailed the package it cost over $25.00. So $75 dollars later the package was never received.I am sorry if the package was never received. FYI Never do a swap to Hong Kong! Learned my lesson the HARD way.
scrapingd rated for Decorate My Week! on Jun 29, 2015
Comment: thanks for the re send
Response: I will get your re-send out asap. My best friend had a baby who was very ill so I traveled to stay with her for several weeks. I am trying to catch up with life.. Sorry for the delay
Tatsu rated for Private Swap: Gabbyloco1 & Tatsu on Jun 9, 2015
Comment: Yummyy! I L-O-V-E the peeps. Thanks so much and and extra thank you for the Kool-aid too. I was so dang thirsty.
Comment: Just came home after a hard day and saw your package waiting for me!!! OMG can't believe you found all these peeps and also the new jurassic park!!!! Thank you, thank you and thank you! Hope you enjoy my swap as well 😘❤️❤️❤️❤️
ktina rated for Private swap Ktina & Gabbyloco1 on May 13, 2015
Comment: Hi Gabby! thank you, I received it last week. I hope you receive my swap soon :)
ladyb0369 rated for List Pad Sampler Swap USA #3 on Apr 25, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great selection.
MelfromNC rated for Cute Happy Mail! USA on Apr 23, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the fun package!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: thank you
Response: Your very welcome! Thank you for the heart!!
my3babes rated for 50 Stickers (USA) #3 on Apr 16, 2015
Comment: Thanks bunches!
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the heart
pattiairel rated for QUICK Sticker sheet swap #48 on Apr 11, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the cute stickers nice variety
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. Thank you for the ❤️,
Comment: Thank you so much for the sticky notes! Theyre so cute! I'm so very happu with everything! You totally deserve a 5+++ rating!!!<3
Response: I'm so glad you liked them!!!
mamarochat rated for Pocket Letter Swap on Apr 6, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter. I love the spring colors and the kraft paper stickers. I also like your about me sheet. Great idea. I think I may use something similar in my next letter. This was my 1st letter too. I was nervous but I like the way my came out and enjoyed putting it together. I think I am hooked. Give your dogs a scratch under their chins for me.
Response: I was nervous!! But they are fun! Thank you for the ❤️
Comment: Hi Gabby, Thank you for the very generous swap of fun goodies and vintage ephemera. It will be fun to go through your package after the holiday weekend. I hope to see you again soon in some journal swaps. hugs
Response: So glad you liked everything! Enjoy the bank note! Thank you for the ❤️
Papergirl46 rated for Monthly Journal - March on Apr 2, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty page! I love that there is room to write. Thanks for the postcard and cute tag too
Response: I love the pages I can write on as well. Thank you for the ❤️
Comment: Yay Halloween!!!! I especially love the ghost card! Thank you :) :)
Response: I love those cards! So glad you liked everything. Thank you for the ❤️
Sulieen rated for Planner goodies on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: I received my package of planner goodies today! There were so many amazing things in there,I can't believe you ordered the inserts for me, you are great! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you liked everything.. Enjoy the inserts!
Response: Enjoy the goodies.
Karen2013 rated for QUICK: 3 Notecards #1 on Feb 23, 2015
Comment: No worries. Love all the cards you made. Have a great week!!
Response: Glad you liked the cards! Thank you for the ❤️
Comment: I would give you 10,000 hearts if I could!

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Barbara on Apr 3, 2015:

Thanks again for the private ephemera swap, awesome bank note from UAR and colorful art mail envie for my collections.

cutesygirlynai on Sep 13, 2014:

i miss you. are you ever coming back? :[

Bunnytoduk on Jan 29, 2014:

Thank you so much for the kool aid and peeps, I can't wait to try them, I loved the envelope to it brightened up my post box :)

PinkMudd on Jan 22, 2014:

Just wanna say- "awesome!" with the soldier box you're putting together! :) Keep up the awesome RAK-ing! :D

racheledj on Feb 14, 2013:

You have an amazing Valentine's Day too!

SFreer on Dec 19, 2012:

Thanks for the letter! :) I will write back soon! :) (Got it a little while ago, but I've been so busy! Sorry for not getting back to you sooner!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2012:

Thank you for a great envie of fun from random envie tag - rated us swappers only! Loved all the goodies, the stamp collectors pamphlet was a hoot!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2012:

Thank you for a great envie of fun from random envie tag - rated us swappers only! Loved all the goodies, the stamp collectors pamphlet was a hoot!

HeatherNicole18 on Oct 25, 2012:

Thank you for the cute address labels for the "Tag You're It! - US only! " i loved them! Have a great day! :D


kcody03 on Oct 25, 2012:

I just want to thank you again for the beautiful pics and postcard!

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