Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 12:37 am


Date Joined: July 25, 2011
Last Online: October 30, 2020

Country: United States
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I primarily swap handcrafted items. I've had a lot of fun over the years meeting like-minded people and discovering products and projects I would have never otherwise encountered. I keep almost everything I receive and have a craft room decorated with Swap-bot treasures.

I do occasionally join or host a postcard swap when I'm in the mood for a quick activity. I am not a serious postcard collector, though. This means I'm not picky about the cards I receive. If they meet swap requirements, we're good to go.

I don't usually send extras in my swaps and I prefer not to receive them. This isn't a hard-and-fast rule, by any means. It's just that I'm focused on the swap itself and don't give extras much thought. I'm also in a constant state of destashing because I've already accumulated more than I can use.

These are a few of my current favorites:


  • Abstract Expressionism

  • Impressionism

  • Realism

  • Whimsy


Because I love color so much, it's easier for me to tell you what I don't like than what I do. I'm not a fan of any of the colors you would find in a traditional camouflage pattern: dark tan, khaki green and gray. I've also never liked mustard yellow, avocado and primary orange as the main players in a piece.

I do love bright, saturated colors such as magenta, quinacridone violet, lime green, turquoise, cobalt blue, lemon yellow and cherry red with white detailing and hints of black to make the other colors pop.

There is a time and place for every color, though, and I find all of them appealing when used thoughtfully.


  • Plaids

  • Polka Dots

  • Stripes


  • Aspen Trees

  • Beach Scenes

  • Bees

  • Chairs

  • Churches

  • Daisies

  • Ducks & Geese (white)

  • Evergreen Forests (and anything you might find there)

  • Fireflies

  • Gingerbread People

  • Goldfish

  • Houses (row houses, cottages, cabins, chalets, treehouses)

  • Ice Skaters

  • Kokeshi Dolls

  • Meadows

  • Meteor Showers

  • Mice

  • Mountains

  • Origami (dresses, hearts, birds)

  • People

  • Portraits

  • Quaint Villages (mountain, seaside)

  • Rabbits & Hares

  • Reflections (wet pavement, lakes & ponds)

  • Sheep

  • Shoes

  • Snow Scenes

  • String Lights

  • Swans

  • Wee Forest Folk

  • Wildflowers

  • Windows (from the outside looking in)



  • Robert Frost

  • Ted Kooser

  • Mary Oliver


  • A Christmas Story

  • Chocolat


  • A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

  • Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett


  • Cats

  • Miss Saigon

  • The Lion King

  • Wicked


  • 0 - Ichiko Aoba

  • qp - Ichiko Aoba

  • December - George Winston


  • ATCs

  • Collages

  • Hand Stitchery

  • Inchies

  • Mail Art

  • Mixed Media

  • Monoprints

  • Paper Crafts

  • Photography

  • Postcards

  • Zentangles

  • Zines


  • 1/4" Red Double-Sided Super Sticky Tape

  • ATC Blanks (Bristol Vellum)

  • ATC Coin Blanks

  • Bristol Vellum

  • Carving Blocks (For Rubber Stamps)

  • Gelli Plates

  • Gold Leaf

  • Golden Acrylic Paints and Mediums

  • Micron Pens

  • Nova Acrylic Paints

  • Prismacolor Pencils

  • Sakura Gelly Roll Pens (White)

  • Scor Tape

  • Shrinky Dinks Sheets

  • Stencils (Plastic)

  • Stickers

  • Stickles

  • Washi Tape

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  • Americana (red, white and blue, flags, stars and stripes, Uncle Sam)

  • Farm & Country (chicken wire, burlap, roosters, sunflowers, weathervanes)

  • Morbid (skulls, post-mortem photography, tombstones, coffins, cemeteries)

  • Mystical (fairies, goddesses, moons, witchcraft, dragons, amulets & talismans)

  • Steampunk (keys, gears, gauges, top hats, clocks, monocles, mustaches)

  • Victorian (lace, roses, doilies, pearls, fans, sweet pink, buttoned boots)

All of the above likes and dislikes are listed to give you an idea of who I am and help ignite your creativity when planning a swap for me. None of it is intended to box you in or stress you out. As they say, swapping is supposed to be fun. And, because of the lovely people I've met here, the interesting challenges I've been given and the great swaps I've received, it has been more fun than I could have imagined.


Happy Swapping!


Comment: I am really quite blown away by your sampler! It does not say beginner at all. You need to see mine for that! It's so intricately detailed with so much in the small squares. I will find a special place to display this treasure. This sampler swap was quite an adventure!
Response: I agree! This swap was an adventure! I definitely learned a lot. Thanks for putting up with my nervousness about the whole thing. It helped knowing I would be sending it to a kind person. Thank you for the nice rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty "Sparkling Conversation!" I was going to remark on the embossing but it is the glass bead gel that gives that sparkle. It's really lovely.
Response: Glass bead gel is my latest favorite craft product. I'd smear it on the walls if it wasn't so expensive. LOL! Thanks so much for the rating :-)
LizzyJo rated for N&T~ Stab a Leaf on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: I love my leaf! It's beautiful. The beaded edging is awesome. (How did you do that?) The background felt does look familiar. I hung the leaf on my fake ficus tree so I can admire it. I like your calendar page envie, too. I want to do something with the Halloween barn. Thanks for providing me with an exceptional Happy Mail day! I love getting swaps from you.
Response: You got your ornament quickly! Yay! That felt looks like suede, doesn't it? If I remember right, the beaded edge is a blanket stitch with a bead dropped on at the beginning of each stitch series. I'm really glad you like it! Thanks for another fun swap 💚
123Poggy123 rated for ATCA: Coffee, Anyone? on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Love, love, love the ATC and the list of supplies & what you did with them. Great swap!!!!
Response: Excellent! Thanks so much for joining! And, of course, thank you for the nice rating. See you next time :-)
Carollee922 rated for CPG: Hotel PC - US Only on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: I would love to go to that hotel, it sounds like an amazing experience.
Response: Doesn't it look awesome? Breakfast with giraffes. Right up my alley. I'll let you know if I ever run across a bargain trip package to Kenya. LOL. Thanks for the rating. Happy swapping :-)
Comment: I love them - they are so cute!! Thank you for a sweet swap!
Traceyk rated for CPG: Dog PC - US Only on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cutest postcard ever! :)
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Handmade Memories Letter on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Reading about your very special pillowcase took my breath away. I really enjoy getting to know you better through hearing stories about LoAn and Muriel. Thank you so much for sharing.
Juniebird rated for CPG: Bird PC - US Only on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the great owl postcard! I love the bird stamps too, and also appreciate your note about the birds you see in your area. Take care!
LizzyJo rated for N&T: Easy PC Swap on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the momentary trip to San Diego. It made me smile.
LizzyJo rated for PVT: @LizzyJo and @LahDeeDah on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: I don't have to "grow to like it" as you wrote in your note because I LOVE it already! The colors are perfect, and I really like the scrappy edges. Thank you for an awesome swap. (And thank Coco for her contribution to the envie.)
Comment: I love the colors and textures. Thank you for #3. It's a nice addition to #s 1 & 2.
Comment: Oh my goodness. First, I love the notecard. Second, your index cards are just amazing. Third, I think my fav is the presidents, but then I look at the little girl and hold her up and that becomes my fav and then there’s the swirlies intricate design. Fourth, have I said you are so special for sending me such beautiful artwork. Thank you. I feel so lucky.❤️
Response: What a nice rating comment! Thank you so much! I'm happy to read that you like what I sent. Happy swapping :-)
Comment: Thanks for the fun back-to-school themed piece. Not looking forward to this school year, but we will do our best!
Response: Hoping it will remind you of the good old days :-) Thanks for the prompt rating and heart!
MamaD rated for CPG Altered Puzzle Piece #1 - US only on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for the wonderful start to my puzzle!!!
Response: So glad you like it! Thank you :-)
Comment: Sent you a long PM about the house and forgot to rate! :)
Response: I thought that might have happened because I've done the same thing! Thanks a bunch :-)
Comment: Your insights were great for this tour. I hadn't noticed the kitchen alcove and your research into Candace Wheeler is also really interesting. Thanks again for hosting! Michelle
Comment: Your Answers are much better articulated than I ever could. The fact that you said the museum is like a corn maze is spot on. I had a heck of a time navigating it, but what a great museum! I really enjoyed looking into Dali's surreal world. Thank you for coming up with such a fun and unique swap, this is exactly what we need more of here on the bot!
Response: I'm so glad I got to share this experience with you! What a great place. Thank you for the kind rating. Happy swapping!
sherba31 rated for NT: Fabric Postcard on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty heart-themed pc. It is adorable!
Response: Thank you for the rating & ♥ and for participating in the swap :-)
LizzyJo rated for NT: Stitched Mandala on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Guess what showed up today? An awesome happy mail package full of mandalas and chocolatey goodness. WOW is the best way to describe it. You really spoil me! Thank you so much.

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anicka22 on Oct 28, 2020:

Thank you soooo much for the awesome tapes. Love them so much, especially the white with blue flowers! It is so sweet to send me a CPG wish. Love you lots!

StagKing on Oct 19, 2020:

Popping by to say hello! I just ordered some beautiful Japanese textiles and sashiko threads to do some mending on the blanket I mentions in the NT: memory letter swap. I hope you are doing well as the weather cools down. We just had our first snow on Friday in in MN!

ittybittykitty on Oct 17, 2020:

Thank you so much for all of the Christmas stamps! A lot of them were ones I’ve never seen before. They’re so cool; I love them!

ittybittykitty on Oct 8, 2020:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

Autist on Oct 3, 2020:

Thank you so much for the game!! It looks fun, and intriguing. I can’t wait to try it. Thank you so much!!! Cheers, Evan and Tenny

BusyB on Sep 25, 2020:

Thank you so much for WW September wish you sent from Etsy! I love the collage paper doll Petunia Chipmunk. So adorable! Ohh will have to check out what else is available from this seller. ❤️ Have a great weekend! You sure made mine start with a smile! 😊 So thankful you thought of me. Happy Autumn!

kiddomerriweather on Sep 22, 2020:

Thank you for the September WW! I love the letter set you got me from Etsy. It was much needed. The seller also included some extras in the package. =D

BusyB on Sep 19, 2020:

Aww thank you very much for the profile bling, RAIN! And most of all for your kind words. I really need to reteach myself how to add photos and bling on swap-bot. Last time I tried I spent a long time trying to get the sizing right and the images were waaay too big! Frustrated. Thank you again for checking in with me. ❤️

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 18, 2020:

I am so glad you liked the ATC! I really and truly should make a better effort at naming my ATCs. I never seem able to brainstorm a title when I am finished creating, but maybe the key is to extract something from the blather I write about the piece ... 'cause the name you've given it is pretty delightful lol.

pkpeace on Sep 12, 2020:

Thank you so much for your very generous and thoughtful wish! I will have a blast with the TH Halloween ephemera! I will use this year round!

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