Swap-bot Time: August 11, 2020 12:07 am


Date Joined: June 15, 2013
Last Online: August 10, 2020
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Back to doing PC swaps and small group swaps.

I am a Contract electronic resource Librarian in the sunny state of Colorado. I also teach after school science classes and art classes.


I am married with 4 parakeets as pets. They keep me entertained with their antics. Their names are Sherlock, Ghost, Cooper, and Oscar.

I am navigating my 30's and loving it. My hubby and I travel as much as we can and live life to the fullest. I'm an avid hiker and try to do at least one hike a week.

I love crafting especially with felt and buttons, sewing skirts, making jewelry and geeky crafts. I also am a pottery/ceramic student at a shop in our town.

If you have not received something from me please let me know asap so I can send again. I will rate as soon as I can, usually that day or the next. If for some reason I have not rated you please let me know.



  • Crows and Ravens

  • Hiking related items - Stickers for my water bottles, quotes about hiking and being outdoors, pins or patches for my backpack

  • Star Trek- The original series (I watched it with my Dad when I was little)

  • Star Wars- I love Princess Leia,
    Han Solo, and girl power themes.

  • Doctor Who- Amy and Rory, and 10 are my faves.

  • Lord of the rings & the hobbit

  • Studio Ghibli- I love Totoro, soot sprites, and I super love Howl’s Moving Castle

  • Moose themed or elk themed things

  • Birds- any kind!

  • Kawaii and Kpop themed things for my journals -stickers, flakes, washi tape, deco etc

  • Space things- Constellations, Northern lights

  • geeky buttons and pins

  • Harry Potter- Ravenclaw all the way!!

  • Literary themed postcards

Favorite Books

I love reading fantasy and science fiction books. I am a big reader of YA books because of my job and also because most of them are better than adult fiction.

I also like graphic novels, comics, historical fiction, and steampunk.

I also read old fairy tale and folk tale books. I am currently learning stories to tell for my volunteer job. I love hearing stories from other cultures. I also believe in the value of passing on traditional tales.


Romance- I'm just not a fan of 100% romance novels.

Horror- I will read it now and again but I don't particularly care for graphic violence.


Stationery/Postcards -

  • I love any kind of stationery as long as it doesn't contain nudity.

  • I collect fun postcards with Owls, dragons, library themes, Space, geeky, book illustrations, birds, crows/ravens, flowers, ocean scenes. I also really like art drawings or paintings of animals.

  • I am not fond of spiders, nudity, clowns, or cards depicting violence towards animals or people

Favorite Crafts


  • I love to cross stitch. My favorite patterns are usually geeky in nature. I can always use more floss of any color and needles.

  • I also sew costumes, dresses, and skirts for fun. I'm exploring new creative avenues with my sewing machine.

  • I like to hand-stitch small projects and I'm always looking for new inspiration

  • fun buttons, vintage buttons- I sew them on everything.



***NO FOOD!!!! I have lots of food allergies and it's just easier to say no to it all than to have a seriously ridiculous list.

  • things depicting violence

  • clowns- I have an actual clown phobia.

  • Anything with a smoke smell.


24Donna rated for NT: Hand Made Bento Bag on Jan 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Very pretty I love the fabric you chose! God bless
kiddomerriweather rated for NT: Christmas Ornament on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my super cute dinosaur ornaments! They will look adorable on my new white, year-round tree. I love that they're all dressed up for the season!
phillaine rated for PBS: Profile-Based Sticker Swap on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the forest-y stickers and bonus decal. :) Have a lovely day!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Teach Me #12 (USA) on Nov 16, 2019
Comment: Pine Camel - LOVE THAT. Thank you!
LahDeeDah rated for N&T: A Game of Catch ATC on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for having the courage to join this weird, out-of-control swap. Your ATC is great! Your ability to control the wildness of the catch threads enough to make them fit into the shape of the metal branch is impressive! I love the movement, whimsy and craftsmanship in the piece. Nice job! Thank you!
Response: Aw you are so very kind. Thank you for the encouragement!
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Medicated Twinkie Coaster on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Your coaster turned out great! Fall is my fave time of year, too. It came at I good time, because lately I've needed a reminder to believe in "hope". Thank you for joining my swap.
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Backstitch ATC on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: I not only love what you made for me, I absolutely adore it! I have it hanging in my living room so I can see it easily. (I admire you for sewing it to the card stock. I was not up for that challenge.)
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked the fox. Thank you for the kind words and the rating.
sherba31 rated for N&T: Meditative Twinchie on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: What a delightfully beachy twinchie! Thanks so much. Love the unicorn wax seal as well. I look forward to more of this swap - YAY!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating.
couchart rated for PH: Bird Scavenger Hunt #3 on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun bird cards plus the extra!
sharmison33 rated for R&W: Make a Poetry Journal on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notebook filled with wonderful poetry. I loved reading them. Shel Silverstein is one of my all time favs!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Wreck It style journal on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, 10,000 hearts! Not only did I LOVE the actual journal you used, but I love how you illustrated the different points! Love this so much!
Response: I am so glad you liked this. It was fun to create. I hope you can add some pages of your own!
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra!
jayneblonde002 rated for PH: Music PC (Blank or Naked) on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your music postcard as well as the extra.
Comment: I LOVE this so much! I love baby animals! Elephants are mine and we have 2 babies at our zoo! Thank you!!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Bird Love #2 (global) on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: SQUEAL! Such a fun and incredibly generous package! Love it -- just love it. Adore the little bag --- exactly my kind of thing! And the cards and washi are PERFECT. Thank you so much for such a lovely swap!
Response: Yay!! I’m so glad you liked the bag. I like doing these themed swaps.
jeepermom rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #48 on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness I was so excited when I saw TWO John Wayne cards. That is awesome! I love them (and the other cards, too). Thank you so very much!
Response: I’m so glad you liked them!!
banjobraids rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #47 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: WOWWWwww, Valerie, these are so great! They're so perfect for me, you are such a thoughtful person! I especially love the Weddell seal, the explorer Shackleton is one of my favorites and there are lots of stories about the seals :):):) One of my great-aunts used to raise french bulldogs and they are still prized in my family. And these beetles!!! They're so amazing! I absolutely love Hercules beetles, too. Blown away, thanks so much! :):):)
Response: I’m so happy!! I’m glad I had cards you love. Thanks for the rating!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Flower Power on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Oh wow -- Flower Power indeed. thank you for such a lovely package! Can't wait to use the ribbon -- already know exactly what i'm doing with that! Thank you so much!
marinda rated for AN - Winter Scene on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you. I love looking at pictures of snow!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #40 on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the extra tractor card.

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LahDeeDah on Mar 26, 2020:

ChrisAnne on Nov 15, 2019:

Thank you for thinking of me when you saw the great doggie Christmas fabric. I love them both.

bluehairedmary on Nov 13, 2019:

Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas card, stickers, and postcards! Hot Christmas cider sounds wonderful! ~WW November Wishlist

grammypammy on Nov 12, 2019:

WW~November Wish Thank you so much for the Christmas card, stickers and address labels. I love the snowmen labels.

kiddomerriweather on Nov 12, 2019:

Thank you for the November WW! I'm so happy to have the Christmas themed return addy labels! I was about out of the ones I already have and I just bought them. LOL! I also love the Christmas stickers. Thank you so much for thinking of me.

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 12, 2019:

Oh my goodness! I can't even begin to thank you for my happy mail Nov. wish you granted for WW! I am so pumped, you have no idea! As much as I do with perler beads, I've never seen anything like this kit!!! I can't wait to get started on it :) I'm always in need of embroidery floss so that too will be put to good use - and thank you also for some of my favorite teas! xoxoxox

sherba31 on Nov 9, 2019:

Thanks so much Valerie for the fantastic origami paper - Wonderful Wishes November!

goinjenny on Nov 9, 2019:

Thank you for the washi tape from Etsy for October Wonderful Wishes!

CariahCreates on Nov 2, 2019:

Thank you for the stickers from my Etsy wishlist. I’ve been admiring those for a while. WW October Wishlist

phillaine on Oct 30, 2019:

EEP! I can't stop smiling every time I look at these hilarious and adorable embroidery scissors (my very first pair!) you got me for my October wwwishlist, in all their rainbow-fantastical goodness. I'll think of you and smile whenever I use them, which starts today! Thank you for your kindness, and for the lovely gift. ♥

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