Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 6:15 pm


Date Joined: September 4, 2016
Last Online: August 20, 2019
Birthday: March 11
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a cancer patient diagnosed in 2011. I have Multiple Myeloma. There is no cure but I am in remission.

I am a Certified Zentangle teacher and I like to draw and give (and sell) my work. I am also a card maker. My style is usually clean and simple but sometimes, I will get carried away and add layers and embellishments. I also enjoy watercoloring, colored pencils and jewelry making.

I enjoy most crafts have gotten into ATCs big time! I really enjoy working on little works of art. I am not too particular of what I get, however, I do not have any use for children's themed things and I do not like action heroes and gory things. I would also appreciate it if you would not put too much tape on the back of the envelope. It makes it very difficult for me to open!

I am a Christian but use to be Jewish so neither of those are out of bounds. Anything faith based is fine.

I also like to sing and I enjoy traditional Christian music, show tunes, new age and classical music.

I am big time into rubber-stamping and die cutting. and I love all colors! I am also an old cat lady. I LOVE cats! I am interested in swapping anything related to card making, ATCs, stamping, die cutting, anything Zentangle (not doodling) including Zentangle Inspired Art. I am serious about my art and I always try to send things on time. I also rate as soon as I get my swap and I would appreciate the same from my partners. If for any reason you have not received something from me on time, please notify me! I have some issues with my memory, but I check Swap-bot almost every day. I also try to thank you for my rating ASAP. It is common courtesy!

If by any chance there is not enough postage on what I have sent you, please message me and let me know so that I can pay you back! Sometimes I have to drop my mail after hours because we don't have a post office where I live. Thanks.

Looking forward to swapping with you!


Vickyen rated for UHM: Card with a cat on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for the sweet cat card! I am so happy to be able to send it to one of my Cat Lady Friends! LOL! Love the stamp as well - very cute and yes, I love reading, so that really had me smiling! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart! I just knew when I read your profile, exactly what I was going to make for you. I am really glad you like it. I am also glad that you will be able to send it to one of your cat lady friends so she can enjoy it too! Hugs...
Comment: Cute ATC. Thank you❣️
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
kssunlover1947 rated for Zentangle ATC on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Zentangle ATC. I have not done any classes with certified teachers as I can't find any in a reasonable distance but I do enjoy it following the instructions from the Zentangle website. Looking forward to other swaps of this kind.
Response: I am glad you liked my swap. Keep working on your Zentangle and who knows, you may get a CZT there some day. They just had a class with 150 people from32 states and several other countries! This was my first hosting and I didn't even know where to put it. I would like to do more authentic Zentangle swaps in the future. Keep a lookout. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
Comment: Very nice ATC - Thank you!!
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart. :-)
supersquirrel rated for USATC: Stamped ATC Swap on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Hi Barb - A beautiful "Beautiful" ATC 😊. I need to look in to Wink of Stella. Thank you for the pretty deco napkins too πŸ’œ
Response: I'm glad you thought my beautiful ATC was beautiful. πŸ˜‰ I really love Wink of Stella but it is a bit pricey. On the other hand, it does last a long time. I think Nuvo now makes one similar to it. Not sure if the price is better. Best wishes.
Comment: Love your nickname here! Great atc ... that background was so perfect for this swap and I appreciate that lovely note and the teal notecard! Thanks so much
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. My nickname gobarb is from my email address of gobarb26. It stands for 26 miles. (I use to be a marathon runner and they always said go Barb! πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈ πŸ˜€
supersquirrel rated for SUNFLOWER ATC on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Hi Barb - love your hand painted sunflower. So intricate and pretty. Thank you also for the fun extras 😊
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. So glad you like everything! πŸ€—
Comment: Thank you for the nice atc - I think you did a great job with it. Thanks also for the extras, especially the bird print.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
BLUR rated for USATC: MAY MONTHLY SWAP - Flowers on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! Enjoyed the distressed inks, embossing and purple of course! Thanks also for the extra sleeves and papersβ™‘
Response: You are very welcome. Glad that you like everything! 😊
dchance rated for CMF- Guys Themed Card on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Such a beautiful card - thank you!
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ˜€
luv2kraft rated for AAA - Postage Stamp on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Guess what arrived today? Thank you very much for a patriotic ATC. Simple but so very meaning full. love it. I appreciate the extras.
Response: Yipee, I am so glad that it finally arrived! Can't believe it took so long. So glad you like it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. πŸ€—
Kskollections rated for USATC: ATC with Wings on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Really cute! Looking at them lifted my spirits.
Response: Ah, that is really special. Thank you for that! Thank you also for the rating and the heart. πŸ€—
camelsamba rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sending me chocolate cheesecake while out of the country. You're the best!
Response: It was my pleasure. It was from Switzerland or Canada or Israel or somewhere. I can't remember where I was! I'm not even sure that I am back yet... πŸ˜‰ Thanks for the heart.
BLUR rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: Hehehe :D
Response: This was such a blast to play! Now I have to figure out how to rate my partners! Thanks for the rating and the star. πŸ€—
Ukucaitie rated for I would join this swap if... on Jun 2, 2019
Comment: This is a funny swap!
Response: What a fun swap. I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the rating and the heart! πŸ˜€
Cgscdy rated for EASU: May Monthly ATC Swap - BIRDS on May 31, 2019
Comment: Ty so much for the flamingo ATC very cute! Love the extra papers as well!
Response: Glad you like everything. I enjoyed making the ATC with the flamingo. I just had to do that bird since I am from Florida! πŸ˜€ Thank you for the rating and the heart!
supersquirrel rated for GREETING CARD ATC on May 14, 2019
Comment: I LOVE what you created - such a great design. Thanks for the napkins and please thank Rusty for his contribution :)
Response: Rusty and I thank you for the rating and the heart. So glad you like the ATC and napkins.
RiverTopanga rated for BOKEH Backround Technique ATC on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Barb... Thank you for joining this swap :-) Such a beautiful Bokeh ATC. The butterfly die cut was a nice touch.. you can still see the Bokeh behind it! I had to go over a few of my white spots as well... they sink in! Thank you for the extras too. I appreciate them :-)
Response: This was a fun swap. Thank you for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
Comment: Thank you for the ATC & for all of the goodies! You did a great job on the bluebird ATC. Have a great day!!
Response: Thanks Janis. This was a great idea for a swap! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! πŸ€—
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Wine ATC on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: This is one beautiful ATC! I love the colors. You done a wonderful job, thank you!
Response: I really appreciate your comment and rating. Thank you for the heart! πŸ€—

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yvonne401 on Jul 17, 2019:

Hi Barb! I'm doing better with the rest. Thanks so much for your prayers and for thinking of me!



LindaW on May 4, 2019:

The handmade cards on your website are beautiful! Please join my card making group "Card Making Fun" to create some cards.

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Mar 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

MissPaula on Mar 13, 2018:

I hope your day was special and the year is fabulous and flaker free!

CurlyTea on Mar 12, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Profile Check for Group: Artisan ATC Mixed Media ATC. Have fun with your mixed media... remember, making a mess is part of the deal! Happy Swapping :-)

RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



MsLee on Nov 29, 2017:

Hello Gobarb, I hope that you're doing and feeling just fine. Lots of blessings to you & yours.

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