Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2020 4:28 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2010
Last Online: February 20, 2020
Birthday: April 11, 1948
Country: United States

About Me

I am a Christian, happily retired with my husband and we are celebrating 50 years of marriage in 2019! We live in a 120-year old farmhouse on the waters off the Chesapeake Bay in the state of Virginia. I have two handsome sons, two beautiful daughters-in-love, and six delightful grandchildren.

FAVORITE MUSIC: I enjoy listening to smooth jazz, classical, Enya, Randy Adrian, 2002, and Deuter, ERA.

FAVORITE BOOKS: Everybody Always by Bob Goff, and I enjoy fictional books that have a basic underlying Christian theme especially those written by Francine Rivers or Karen Kingsbury.

FAVORITE MOVIES: Movies that I have on my favorite list include: Out of Africa, Fried Green Tomatoes, Beaches, Blind Side, Gifted Hands, A Walk in the Woods, Hidden Figures.

FAVORITE TV: I don't watch much TV, but NCIS is enjoyable, and Downton Abbey was my all time favorite.

FAVORITE CRAFTS: I have a passion for mail art. I enjoy creating collage postcards and/or ATCs, and making my own envies or embellishing store-bought ones. I'm always on the search for any supplies that would help me with this fun endeavor.

I love to play in the dirt in my flower beds, collect sea glass while strolling beaches, bird watching, shopping for antiques or vintage paper ephemera or anything postal. I jump at the chance to hike a few miles on the AT or any mountain/woodland trail.

Blue and yellow are my favorite colors, but I also enjoy lavender, purple and green.

WHAT MAKES ME SMILE: a letter from someone or an artsy piece of snail mail in my mailbox, polka dots of any color, a new fountain pen, lovely printed paper napkins, postal themed mounted rubber stamps, small border stickers, rub-ons, postal themed stickers, cancelled postage stamps from any country, Japanese washi tape, old hand-written letters, old road maps, vintage black & white photos, illustrations from old storybooks for children(1960's or older), anything to do with chickens, vintage wrapping paper, old office supplies (labels, seals, etc.), vintage greeting cards (Valentine's, Christmas, Thanksgiving) at least 40 years old, handmade postcards....anything vintage, vintage, vintage :>

THINGS I AM NOT INTERESTED IN: ~~ anything to do with vampires, witches, tattoos, zombies, nudes, fairies ~~ cutesy stuff, hello kitty ~~ candy, food ~~ Disney items ~~ buttons or brads of any kind ~~ yarn, ribbon ~~ touristy postcards,but I LOVE handmade ones or vintage ones 50 yrs or older

PLEASE, PLEASE send me a personal message if you do not receive your swap from me. I ALWAYS send them out before their due date and if you haven't received yours I will gladly resend. Thank you!!


bb2 rated for CF - New Year's Card ~ Recycle project on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the special card that took 3 weeks to get here! It is very pretty. The post office must have liked it so much they didn't want to give it up! LOL
Response: Thanks bunches for the high 5 and special heart! Be on the lookout for #2 that was dropped in the mail early today.
Dinkyde rated for AMA: Mystery Supply Swap-USA on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC.
Response: You are welcome...thank YOU for the high 5 & heart!!
likeWHOAAemmy rated for OSS: Relaxation Day PC on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard 😊 The mountain cabin sounds awesome!
Response: I appreciate the high 5...thanks!
Comment: Hi Linda, Yes I have been to Eureka to see the redwood trees. I have been looking for that Bugs Bunny stamp too. Thank you very much!
Response: When I read on your profile that you liked bunnies, I knew you were the one for my last Bugs postage stamp! Thanks for the high 5 & heart.
clutterfree rated for CF: Yard Sale-August on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: Linda...Thank you for the assortment of doilies. ...One can never have enough! ! I enjoy my treasure hunting at yard sales and thrift shops also. I love how you used the mail art on the envelope. .you brought me smiles across the miles! Have a great day for the Lord has made it and we shall rejoice and be glad in it! Hugs and prayers Charlene
Response: I'm delighted you were pleased with the swap. Thanks bunches for the highest rating!
lostinavalon rated for EJ: 10 Bits of VINTAGE Ephemera on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Hi sweet friend! Thank you so so so much for the gorgeous parcel of vintage treasures! Wow---I love everything you sent! I will have a lot of fun with these. The pretty bird envelope you made is gorgeous. Thanks for making it all so special for me!
Response: Thank YOU for your kind words and I'm delighted you enjoyed your bits of vintage ephemera. I appreciate the highest rating!! Hope to see you in the mail again sometime soon.
nannydino rated for FPRU: Cut n Paste on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: Hi Linda thank you so much for the yellow truck/cacti ... you were right I really love this one :) Thank you for reading my profile. This looks like a great project for those small succulents also. Happy August swapping peace love light
Response: Thank you for the high 5 and special heart!! What a pleasure for me to read that you enjoyed the p.c. Have a good time swapping :)
graciepie49 rated for EJ: Ephemera ATC on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending your charming Vintage Ephemera ATC, and thanks for listing all the origins of the bits and pieces. I especially liked the napkin rooster and the Japanese stamp.
Response: I so appreciate you giving me a high 5 and a heart...thanks!!
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Area Postcard on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Love the post card, thank you!
Response: I appreciate the high 5 AND the heart!! Thanks bunches~~
LadyJo rated for CF: Area Postcard on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the neat postcard! I loved hearing about your beautiful area!
Response: and thank YOU for the highest rating!!
Comment: Hello Linda, thanks so much for the envies you made and the washi tape. I like the way you used decorative tissues. Do you use a certain template for your envies? I would like to change up the style of envelopes I make. I would like to be able to make a variety of styles. Thanks!
Response: Tonia, I'm delighted you liked the envies. For my templates, I simply chose different size envelopes that I liked & carefully undid them, laid them on a piece of cardstock & traced, then cut them out using them as my pattern...I have 6 different sizes. I picked envelopes that would allow me to use the least amount of paper in making my new envies. Hope this info helps. I not only used tissue paper, but also decorative paper napkins on your envies. Thanks bunches for the highest rating!!
jeka396 rated for mae - BRING ON SPRING! on Mar 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes, they really were gorgeous! I also really enjoyed the envelope in which you sent this swap...beautiful images and great texture!
Response: I'm pleased that you liked my selections and thank YOU for the high 5 & heart!!
Nurse101 rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #4 on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: and I thank YOU for the bestest rating!!
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Happy Birthday Mail Art on Mar 2, 2019
Comment: Loved the envie and card. Thanks also for the book mark.
Response: And I thank YOU for the high five and special heart!!
mummsie rated for CPG QUICKIE: Ocean PC - US Only on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Yes the beaches can bring some lovely treasures in to us.
Response: I appreciate the high 5 & heart...thank you!!
turtles27 rated for UHM: Feed the Birds Day! 🐦 on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely note! I love the elephant stamp!!!!
Response: I'm delighted you liked the stamped elephant image. Thanks bunches for the high five and heart!
Didi rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: love the napkins and have plans for using them in my ATC's over christmas.
Response: Thankful to read that you finally received them! Thanks bunches for the high 5 & heart.
MiekeC rated for EJ: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your nice envie with all the ephemera!
Response: and I thank you for the top rating!
vlhafer54 rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Dots on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the dots - I love everything!
Response: And thank YOU for the bestest rating! :)
clutterfree rated for CF: Yard Sale Surprise/August on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Linda...yes it was nice to have you for a partner on this swap...it has been far to long since we touched base! How fun is this vintage mini booklet from the American Tract Society...I can imagine your delight in finding such a treasure as you were "digging" in the box lot at the yard sale :) Thank you also for the other surprises enclosed the shaped purple paper clip is really cute and your decorated handmade envie is beautiful and truly brightened my day in my mail box with the sunflower! Blessings and hope you have had a wonderful summer....Charlene
Response: Thanks bunches, Charlene, for the high 5 & heart . . . I appreciate that!

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

BlueberryLady on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas and Have a Healthy and Happy New Year !!!

wolfeagle on Oct 1, 2019:

Thank you for the ATC for the AMA:Mystery Supply swap. Love that you stenciled the wings.

Heirloom on Apr 11, 2019:

bb2 on Apr 11, 2019:

Happy Birthday, Linda. Many you be blessed with family and friends.

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