Swap-bot Time: March 6, 2021 3:57 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: March 6, 2021
Birthday: March 4
Country: United States
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About Me


I rate. It completes the swapping transaction, and it's just the right thing to do. I also believe in rating fairly. I give out hearts for the swap you send, not the extras.

Please rate me for the swap I make and send, not any extras I may tuck in. Thank you. :)

December 2020- After a hiatus, so much change in 2020 ( pandemic, moving across the country, husband retiring from the Air Force) I'm ready to get back into swapping. I've signed up to Stamps.com to help me stay out of the post office. I've missed swapping!

In August (2020) we moved to San Antonio Texas, from Dayton Ohio. Very stressful moving during a pandemic! I will be resuming swapping, after taking a break from pandemic/packing/moving/unpacking...

My husband is an active duty Air Force JAG, 26 years in the military, But in December of 2020 he will retire. It's going to be strange, we're so used to moving every two or three years.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy mixed media type art. I've started working more with paints, and inks. I love gelli printing!!!

Mostly I make ATCs, Artist Trading Coins, Inchies, Twinchies, Tags, Small Books, Matchboxes etc.

I don't have a ton of "Likes" to list, really, I am sure I will love whatever you send me. I value your creativity. I want to see what you like, the colors and ideas you have.

That being said, to make it easier for you in case of a profile specific swap, here is a list-

Pink, yellows, greens, Halloween, Dina Wakley style art, birds, Alfred Hitchcock, Vinyl records, leftover paper bits, Tim Holtz, 60's retro/psychedelia, tissue paper, deli paper, stencils, cookies, the color black, and my sweet, sweet dog, Pepper. He's a puggle.

And for any future Halloween swaps I may join-

I love creepy, scary, dark-old-house, Halloween stuff. Any time of year. I can always use Halloween themed craft items. I keep my supplies out year round.

I definitely have a dark side, and besides Halloween, I love old murder cases and mysteries, such as-

Jack-the Ripper, Lizzie Borden, the Villisca Iowa Ax Murders, The Texarkana Moonlight Murders, etc.

BUT, I am easy going and easy to please. This list is REALLY only to give you some ideas in case of profile specific swaps.

As for "DISLIKES" - I don't really care for Kawaii or anything child-oriented. I don't offend easily, so, no worries there, and I like receiving religious items, especially Catholic items.

Favorite Music

I got a turntable a couple of years ago, I love collecting records! I love Joy Division, Son House, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, REM, Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr., The Handsome Family, and on and on..


Comment: Such an awesome ATC! I love it and the texture the faux paper gives it makes it ever cooler. Thanks so much! Hope you're staying warm and safe!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it, I had a lot of fun trying out that technique.
Comment: Wow! Thank you!! First, what a a lovely ATC, I really like the colors and textures. So many great extras, so many! The postage was fine, it wasn't short at all, I appreciate the extra stamps inside (I really like the county fair set), I will pay it forward in another swap. Thanks so much!
Response: So happy you liked the ATC I made, and good to know about the postage.
Comment: Oh my gosh i love these ATCs so much. Thank you!
Response: I'm really happy you like them! Thank you for your comments, and the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome package! I loved it all! I don't mind, the one I sent was not flat either! Everything was wrapped so nicely! Have a nice weekend!
Response: Glad you liked everything, thank you so much for your comments and rating!
Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much - I feel so spoiled. Both of the ATCs are so beautiful! I absolutely adore them both. And thank you for the extras to craft with! (The extra postage was unnecessary). Aloha
Response: Thank you for your comments, and the rating!
123Poggy123 rated for ACT: Senders Choice Coin on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: I love the coin & all the layers. Very well put together.
Response: Thank you for the rating,and comments!
Poeprincess rated for ETHP: Broken China ATC on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Fabulous ATC. I can see why you wanted to keep it yourself! Love your creativity. Thank you for being my partner.
Response: Thank you for your comments! I appreciate them very much. I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: I absolutely love this coin. The background from your Gelli Plate is really great. I remember trading stamps. Thanks for the memories & the goodies for me to use.
Response: Thank you so much for your comments, and the rating! Really happy you liked the coin!
jjhere rated for 5 Spooky Things - Black on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Yikes! I'm so sorry that it took me a while to rate. Your fabulous package arrived and I love it. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked your swap!
chimerix rated for ACTs: “Coin” a Phrase on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Coin and for the lovely post cards. I will wish for Freedom for your son also. Aloha
Response: Thank you so much, for your rating, but especially for your comments.
choke rated for ETHP: Cracked Pistachio ATC on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Oh sweet Cynthia! Your ATC is so incredible, I LOVE IT!!! You highlighted this color as Tim Holtz style so perfectly with all of the different techniques. From intense to light, you captured it all! I absolutely love it, this one will definitely be staying on display for awhile until I get closer to having all 60 colors in my binder. Thank you too for sharing your precious stash of Abandoned paper, love love loooooove it! You're such an awesome swapper, thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!
Response: Oh my goodness, thank you very, very much for your kind words. It means a lot to me to make something for you that makes you happy!
Michelle0329 rated for VTHS: Send 2 #2 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Oh My GOODNESS!!! Thank you for a wonderful package!!! I loved everything you sent!!! Thanks again!!
Response: You're so welcome! Thank you for your rating and comments! Sorry it took me awhile to respond to your rating.
sweetgypsy rated for VTHS: House Shaped ATC on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Cynthia, thank you so much for the beautiful house. I truly love it. Thank you for including things from my profile too. :) Wonderful, wonderful swap!
Response: You're very welcome, sorry it took so long for me to respond to your rating and comments.
luleemik rated for Halloween Whimsy Pocket on Jul 20, 2019
Comment: OMGosh---one of the nicest swaps I've received in awhile:) Your creation is outstanding! LOVE all of the extras which will definitely be showing up in future swaps!! Thank you for joining the fun and being a super swapper!
Response: Thank you for all your hosting, and fun swap ideas. Very glad you liked your swap! And thanks for the kind comments.
Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap! Awesome, beautiful pocket and I love all my goodies.
Response: Thank you for your comments, I'm very happy you liked your swap!
donetta rated for TIMs: Inchies—Whatever on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Ohhhhh, Cynthia! One of my neighbors actually received this package, and AFTER OPENING IT, took it to the apartment office so it could be returned to me. I have to say, your inchies are exquisite. They make me determined to try something new with my own inchies...the lovely dimension of them is fabulous! They are treasures, for sure. Now, I'd like to address the tin full of sweet extras: I am blown away! It's like a treasure chest! So, so many little amazements to play with! I know it's not enough to simply say "thank you"...but truly, from the bottom of my heart, I DO thank you! And when you said you've been an admirer of my work...what a wonderful compliment! If you could see some of the stuff I sent out in my early swapping days, you would laugh and/or gasp with horror! xoxo!
Response: You're welcome, Donetta, thank you for your comments, they are special to me. I love trying to make something nice for my swaps, and i'm really happy you liked the inchies I made. I know you'll put everything I sent to good use! And, I hear you about early swapping days, we could laugh together!
Comment: Lady, your pieces of art are AMAZING!! I wish I could take lessons from you. I really am in awe at these...and your presentation...wonderful!! Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Response: Thank you very much for the kind words! I'm really happy you liked your swap, that makes my day!
Poeprincess rated for TIMs: Bees Betwinchies on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: These are adorable! Your envelope enclosure & goodies are neat, too. Thank you for joining this swap & giving me so much inspiration.
Response: You're welcome! I'm happy you liked them, thank you for your comments.
Comment: Beautifully done I love them. Thank you for swapping I hope to swap with you again.Have a great spring.
Response: Thank you, I'm glad you like your swap.
christywebb rated for 21 Pages of Inspiration on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: I don't even know where to begin! So much inspiration, including the presentation and packaging! I'm using it all - don't know how or when for everything yet but it will all be appreciated in some way! Thank you!
Response: Good! I'm very happy you like the papers I picked out! I wanted to bundle up the papers in a prettier way, on their own they seemed a bit boring.

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kiddomerriweather on Dec 24, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the awesome Alamo ornament! It's so colorful and shiny. I love it! It's taken a place of honor on the front of my tree. You were so sweet to think of me and to add to my collection.

LahDeeDah on Dec 18, 2020:

Hi there! So good to see you :-) Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a very nice holiday season and a happy and healthy new year!

sassafrass on Dec 17, 2020:

I was thinking of you too :) I know you've had lots of things going on and big changes. I hope everything is going well and you are settling into TX and hubby's retirement. Wishing you and your family happy holidays and all the best to you in the new year!

crescendo on Oct 25, 2020:

Hello my friend, long time , I wanted to say hi and hope you and yours are well. Hugs, Suey

sassafrass on Apr 10, 2020:

Thank you so much! I hope you are yours are staying well and keeping safe ♥

LahDeeDah on Mar 26, 2020:

kiddomerriweather on Mar 17, 2020:

Thank you. (((hugs)))

spotteddogs on Feb 8, 2020:

sassafrass on Jan 22, 2020:

Hello to you! I hope your holidays were lovely, and that the new year has started out well for you and yours :)

spotteddogs on Jan 20, 2020:

So nice to hear from you Cynthia! Hope all is well with you, too. I admire your goal of reaching out more and I understand staying in the background (it’s a natural state for me). I think I will do the same - a good and realistic goal for 2020!

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