Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2021 12:41 am


Date Joined: April 21, 2020
Last Online: September 27, 2021
Birthday: February 27
Country: United States

About Me

7/28 My mom passed away after a long struggle. Im not sure what to do with myself. Swapping and making things have gotten me through the worst time in my life. Im just thankful to have this.

Hi, my name is Heather. I live in West Virginia with my boyfriend, our 11 year old daughter, and our kitties. My favorite thing to do in life is playing with paper. I collect old paper stuff like receipts, calling cards, cigarette cards, letters, report cards and other stuff. I love making junk journals and making my planner pretty. Swapping has become my favorite hobby. I love sending and receiving goodies, postcards and especially handmade things.

Favorite Crafts

Junk journals, altered books and everything that goes with it. Dying paper, making ephemera.

I also love happy planners, bullet journals, travelers notebooks.

I love stamping, inking, painting with watercolors and acrylics, calligraphy (not good at that yet)


ATC's!! I didnt know they existed until a couple months ago.


Favorite Books

I haven't read much lately because I have a hard time picking books right now. But I love bios or memoirs mostly of old time mobsters I like things like Harry Potter, Hunger Games, and Handmaids tale. My all time favorite is She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb. I also like easy reads like VC Andrew's, and Candace Bushnell.

If you have any easy, but good, reads to recommend right now I'll take it!



A- ATCs, altered books, altered playing cards, antique paper/everything, old advertising, avocado dyed paper

B- butterflies, birds, botanical, old bookpages, bookmarks, braille book pages, brads, buttons

C- coffee dyed paper, charms, collage, calling cards, cats, Christmas, calligraphy, corsets, cuss words

D- dried flowers, dogs, decopauge, dip pens, old deeds, daubers, dennison labels, dolphins, doodles, die cuts, doilies

E- eco-dyed paper, ephemera, embossing, embroidery, eye charts, envelopes, Edith Holden books/ or the like, eyelets, eyelash trim

F- flowers, flipbooks, fabric, fabric tape, fibers, foreign currency/ language

G- gelli prints, gesso, glue, glue books, old gangsters, geese, geisha

H- handmade, handwriting, happy mail, Happy Planner, Halloween

I- ink, Italy, illustrated flowers, good ideas

J- junk journals, all journals, jute, junk

K- kittens, kings

L- lace, letters, ledger, vintage ladies, libraries, library catalog cards

M- mail, maps, matte, markers, mod podge, matte medium, the mafia, magic eye, mixed media

N- napkins, notebooks, New York

O- OLD, old paper, old letters, old books, old photos, ODD, organization

P- PAPER, paper flowers, postcards, postage stamps, penny stamps, post marks, pansies, pens, punches, painted paper, paint, paper dolls, pockets, old photos, unique playing cards, pin-ups

Q- quill pens, quilting squares, queens, quotes

R- Rick rack, recycled material, the royal family

S- sewing, old sewing patterns, stamping, strange, squirrels, stickers, surprises, storage, steam punk, scrappy bits

T- tea stained paper, travelers notebooks, Tim Holtz, tags, tucks, tickets, thrift stores, old telephones, TMI, tarot

U- upcycle, unicycle

V- vintage, victorian, vellum, vulgarity, vinyl stickers, velocipede (bike)

W- watercolor, washi, words, wallpaper, Where's Waldo, washi stickers,

Y- YouTube

Z- zoo animals


Childish stickers. Neon colors. Loose glitter. Dirty things. Kawaii.

I'm really not picky, I can find use for most things. I do not drink tea but if you want to send please do. I have found lots of things to do with the packaging, and I'll use the tea for dying paper.


Book pages with beautiful handwriting or matte botanical illustrations

German and french book pages

Readers Digest covers

Inked up tracing papers

The paper with the little triangles all over it, kind of like graph paper.


Anything made by you that I can put into my journal


Square doilies

Foreign currency

Dennison labels

Sari silk

Washi stickers

Tarot cards

Pretty napkins

Embossed paper


Favorite Movies

Old gangster movies, documentaries, 80's movies my mom watched when I was a kid, comedy, anything with Melissa McCarthy, anything by Quentin Tarantino. I will watch anything really. I always have something playing in the background.


I will always send my swaps on time. I will always rate the day i get them. Please rate me so that i know you have received what i sent! If you happen to not recieve something from me, please let me know. If i make any kind of mistake please let me know, I am more than willing to fix it! I have never enjoyed a hobby like im enjoying this!

Please do not send dirty things.


I have been reading about a lot of postage due issues. I haven't had this happen so I'm not sure how it works. Even though I am a half a block from the post office, I cant always get there before it closes. If a package i send has to be weighed I make time but I cant do that every day. So I try to put correct amounts, or more. If it happens that you get something from me that has postage due and you pay it, even if its a nickel please let me know so I can make it right.


I'm very new to collecting postcards. But some of the things I like are... i hope this is a legit list. I'm still learning about what I like.


Dogs and other animals


Old ones with people on them, photography and other if that makes sense...

Victorian women, or couples

Vintage valentines, Easter and Christmas

Vintage funny or newer funny

Old casinos, motels, or desert land

Sea creatures, ocean images, dolphins

Old ships

Old New York or Italy

Weird ones, by that I mean possible bad language, odd photos anything.


I'd like to collect all the states, no particular style

Space or astrology

I want a Wheres Waldo badly!!


Christopherpines rated for WIYM: SSS-SEP 2021 (USA+) on Sep 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ephemera and the vintage style tag and other pieces you made. I love them!
KathyB rated for RAK Destash #8 - September on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: I hope you feel better!!
Comment: HI Heather, I am impressed that you take your current project with you! I wish I had your resolve. :)
Response: Oh! You have no idea how rediculas I am! I think about that Erika Baidu song, Bag Lady, everytime I get out my car!
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Junk Journal - US Only on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Many hearts for this beautiful junk journal. What a blessing to have one filled to the brim with beautiful papers, tags, tucks,everything that makes this a junk journal. Thank you so much for the time, and effort you put into this journal. It is such a gift.
Leekoba rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome re-send, i love everything in it! The stickers are so cute, and all the bird stationery~ Happy Swapping!!
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Made with Washi PC - US on Sep 7, 2021
Comment: Love your pc!! So creative and great use of washi! Thank you for a gorgeous card!
Comment: Hi Heather, Thank You for being my partner for the swap listed above. I have been meeting a lot of new swappers over the last 8-9 months. My new partners are not necessarily new to Swap-bot, but more likely new to me OR partner(s) that I haven't seen in quite some time. Thank you so much for the FANTASTIC collection of Ephemera that I will be able to use in lots of different art projects with the items you sent me for this swap. All of what you sent me is all unique due to age, limited use now due to improvements and/or because of technology. I look forward to using all these GREAT materials. I hope we get to swap again in the near future. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping! Barbara B., sleepingrover2010
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. I enjoyed the kewpie valentine pc and what you had to say on the back. Doris funstuff
caf1988 rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Aug 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the fun ephemera!
Comment: Thank you for doing this swap with me and for spoiling me with soooo many beautiful things! I’m so greatful for all the things and for your effort ❀️ To read about the things was so interesting!
craftyone rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Aug 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much. Love the postcard and cute little planner stickers!
Comment: Beautiful Botanicum card! Your outfit sounds comfy! Lol
Zefaniya rated for CPG Mailbox Stuffer #3 - US only on Aug 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the cool ephemera!
Comment: Thank you so very much!
Comment: Thank you for all the nice items
mcorbus rated for MMPC: 3 Layer ATC - #1 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Lovely ATC! Thank you :)
Comment: WOW! Wow! Wow!! Thank you so much for this incredible package Heather! I absolutely LOVED the flip book - did you tea-stain the vellum yourself? All the goodies were amazing! I am so inspired by your little stamp pouch... I’ve been looking at my sewing machine for weeks wondering what I should make with it.. but now I know just what to do! πŸ₯° This just turned my gloomy, rain-day around! THANK YOU!
Response: It's tracing paper, it dyes nicely i even dry it in the oven. I like the sound it makes!
ladyaduial rated for June 2021 Journal Swap on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: This is probably the most beautiful journal I've ever received. I love it! Thank you.
Comment: Wow. Absolutely love it my most favorite. Thank you. Trying figure out how to ad it to my traveling junk journal for my trip in two weeks β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️
Cellolady rated for PH: List 5 Series - Free For Life on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: Loved the PC, and I agree with your free for life list! :-)

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Barbara on Sep 24, 2021:

Hi Heather, thank you for the LSRU goodies. I love the vintage butterfly ephemera you created and now I can have fun playing with paper dolls!

XwattsX on Aug 17, 2021:

thank you soooooo much for the packet of vintage goodies - i especially love the japanese beetle - i have on tattooed on my arm!!

glassnowdrop on Jul 16, 2021:

Thanks Heather for the card you sent in case your first one didn't arrive - although it did in the end. This one came much faster of course, Less than a month :) Hope you are doing well and all the best!!

MauiMami on Jan 28, 2021:

Mahalo for the Birthday wishes πŸ’Ÿ

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