Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2020 9:07 am


Date Joined: August 13, 2008
Last Online: August 10, 2020
Birthday: August 26
Country: United States
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Important Stuff...

Just started making Deco books and Sticker Bags. I've been trying new things! If anyone has any excess of either, I will be happy to take some!

3-18-20 This past week I had 2 pieces of mail that reached their destination with postage due! This was despite the fact that they were weighed and checked by our postal clerk. If this happens, please let me know and I will rectify this!

Also, when I have a package they scan it as delivered even if I've not yet picked it up. They are only open from 12 to 4 so sometimes with work it is hard to get there when they are open. Oftentimes I have to wait until Sat morning.

Click here to join the Skinny Swappers Group for trading Skinny cards, ATCs, APC's and Journal cards!

I also started a new group for Dotee inspired dolls! Click here to join Pin pals-Dotee inspired dolls




  • I don't rate swaps on extras, I rate them on the actual swap item. It is appreciated, but not necessary to send extras in order to receive a good rating from me! If I send extras in your package, it is because I like to do it and have it at the time to share.

  • In 11 years on swap-bot I have never sent a swap late! NOT that I feel I'm better than anyone else..because I know sometimes life does happen! If something were to ever come up..I would communicate with my partner & co-ordinator!

  • Please let me know if I do something wrong BEFORE rating me, and I will do my best to fix it! Thanks!*

Mailing Swaps:

MOST of the time I take my mail inside our little PO and have it weighed. However, if its something I know is fine with 1 stamp (postcards, occasionally ATC, etc) I will put it in the blue outside box. I do mark sent after putting it in the blue box. Just an FYI in case the marked sent date and cancellation date don't match up!


Other Stuff...

So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it"~Willy Wonka

I am a free spirit with an old soul. I love nature, reading, quiet nights at home, and mysteries. I love baking, sewing, crocheting, paper crafting, jewelry crafting, sculpting (not many crafts I do not like).

Just a thought!


I collect Jokers and Queen of โคs playing cards. Any of these would be GREATLY appreciated!

I have just recently discovered Deco books and absolutely LOVE them! If you have extras you need to trade or want to do a private swap, just let me know!!

Profile Based Swaps Wishlist:

  • Love Retro 50's & 60's art, Retro colors, Retro Pin-Up girls.

  • LOVE Vintage Nursery Rhymes, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Fairy Tales

  • Vintage advertisements.

  • Hand drawn maps, Old maps, road maps

  • Vintage storybook illustrations, photos of children, circus, gypsy, postcards

  • LOVE Halloween-my favorite Holiday! Love Sugar skulls. Not so much the cutesy stuff..but not horrific either! Witches, bats, ghosts, etc.

  • Enjoy doing ATCs, APCs, Skinny Cards, Moo cards, Twinchies, and Rolodex cards.

  • Love to read & watch murder mysteries. Cozy mysteries. I especially love British mysteries.

  • Love to crochet..I'm addicted to granny squares

  • Love unsolved mysteries, or mysterious creature sightings. Cryptoids. I love the possibility that there are things still undiscovered!

  • Vintage movie monsters, Nosferatu

  • Not much into Disney except for Villains & NIghtmare Before Christmas - especially: Maleficent; Ursula, Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil and Queen of Hearts!

  • Love Edgar Allen Poe, Wednesday Addams

  • Old postage stamps and stamps from other countries

  • Mythical creatures: gnomes, elves, fairies

  • My partner is obsessed with all things British!

I don't really have many dislikes.

  • Do not care for snakes.

  • I have Trypophobia - which is a phobia about patterns with small holes. I have had this my whole life, but did not know there was a name for it until I was in my 40's! My family just thought it was me being "weird"!. Due to this - please don't send any patterns similar to honeycomb. Thank you! HOWEVER-I would never rate someone down for this!!


"We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams"..~Willy Wonka~

Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened~Dr. Suess"

Finally found my postcard collection from storage!

I do prefer postcards sent naked..but am really happy with anything! Just ask one thing-PLEASE date your postcard!!

Postcard interests:

  • Map cards
  • Greetings from:
  • Vintage

Tea and coffee


My tea likes are more minty, spicy, etc. LOVE chai! Not a huge fan of fruity flavors but will try anything once!


I am in a lot of groups for several reasons.

They are generally a bit safer than public swaps.

I also have a little bit of crafting ADD! There are so many crafts I love doing and I never know when the mood will hit me to do something different!

Hosting swaps...

One last thought...

I do angel my own swaps that I host, but sometimes it does take me a little while, so please be patient with me!


marianne81 rated for Intl: FaceTime-June on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: Hi, thank you so much for the handdrawn card with little red riding hood, I love it! And that little piece of the wolf on the side โ™ก thanks for the resend!
Response: So very happy the second made it to you!! Thank you for the rating, I'm glad you liked it! Maybe the first will show up some day!!
Comment: Thank you for the cool Cookie Monster addy labels! These are beautiful starters too!
Response: Thank you!
Allegrae rated for ART Collab #65 add postage on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: 3 -- count 'em -- 3 fun cards to work on. Thank you! Always happy to play with extra cards. And thanks for the stickers!
Response: I overloaded you!! Thanks a bunch!!
Comment: Thanks for the bags (and extras)! Happy to pass them along.
Response: Thank you!!
Allegrae rated for ATC Bag #85 on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fresh bag! Happy to pass it along. Love the zentangle cards you included.
Response: Thanks!!
mariewilliams810 rated for Artistic Decos - 7/2020 on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the perfect deco! I'm actually in a pin-up/vintage ladies social group so this is perfect for me. Happy swapping!
Response: I'm so glad!! Thank you!!
Comment: lol thank you for the vertical postcard. LOL How do I feel about a vertical postcard. Hmmmm, I expressed myself pretty clearly. You'll see. LMAO. You laugh too. Oh and thank you sooooooooooo much for the playing cards!!!!!!!!!!!
Response: I can't even remember which card I sent you! haha! Thanks!!
Comment: Love it! Sorry for the late rating! Take care
Response: Just glad it got there! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card. Iโ€™ thought this was fun too. Hopefully there will be more
Response: Thank you!!
LadyJo rated for FS: SAFE Sender's Choice PC on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice Covered Bridge post card! My late mother loved to see them. I take an interest in them too!
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: Can't wait to deco-rate, and thank you for the fun extras!
Response: You're welcome, thank you!
Comment: Beautiful design!! I'll enjoy decorating this PC. Thanks for the extras as well, the washi is super cute!
Response: Thank you!!
jinxspinx rated for Collaboration Puzzle #3 on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Holy moly! This puzzle piece is BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you very much for your swap. I love it!
Response: Thank you!
area51ufo1 rated for Sticker Bags Across the USA #5 on Jul 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you fir the adorable stickers. I will pass these on asap
Response: You're welcome! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the neat deco!
Response: You're welcome, thank you!
Comment: I love what you did with piece #1. The message on it came at a good time for me. Thanks for the ATC size patterned paper and for adding a green heart to your envie, too.
Response: I'm so glad!
vanneparis rated for JAMS - Zettiology Starter Set on Jul 19, 2020
Comment: Hi Dana! It finally arrived. The mail has been very wonky lately. Thanks so much for joining the swap. Talk to you soon -Vanne
Response: So glad it finally arrived! Thank you!!
Aeon rated for PCA: July Swap on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: OMG Dana! Your drawing skills blow me away! This was such a welcome cheer-me-up today that I needed. Thank you for the super adorable PC. It is going right on my art inspiration wall. I love ice cream too! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฆ New England states eat more of it than the rest of the country, so Iโ€™m not alone. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Response: Thank you! That was sweet!
Kalalinga rated for USA Last Page Deco - 7/2020 on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Dana. Thanks for sending the deco, although I had already done a page in it. I'll pass it along next time though, so don't worry about it. Cheers. 07-30-20. New deco received. Thanks for the extras too!
Response: I am SOO sorry! What a dumb mistake! I'm going to mail out another tomorrow!!
Comment: I love the hand drawn, cute monster skinny you sent. It's very cheery! Thank you so much for the skinny and the galaxy themed stickers, too.
Response: Glad you liked him!! Thanks!!

Rating Overview

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bigmamabird on Aug 5, 2020:

Thanks for working in my Flower Time zine! I just love holding a collab work in my hands when it comes home, so cool to feel the energy and see what peeps have done...

HeidiJean on Jul 25, 2020:

Thanks for the CPG July wishes! I love the swap cards and labels!

Tverne05 on Jul 25, 2020:

Thanks for sending home the ATC. It turned out soooo cute!

noname13 on Jul 23, 2020:

Thanks a lot for the halloween items from my CPG July Wishlist!

Sternenfee on Jul 22, 2020:

Thank you so much for the cute address labels you sent for my July wish.

beachchicken on Jul 21, 2020:

Thank you for finishing the girl smelling the flower ATC jam. I love the way it turned out!

area51ufo1 on Jul 19, 2020:

Thank you,Thank you,thank you for my labels. I feel so loved right now,that was such a kind gesture for the CPG July wish

OrigamiGrace on Jul 16, 2020:

Thank you for the adorable beachy swap cards and addy labels from my July wishlist at Cheap Postage Group - I love them!!

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

LadyJo on Jul 15, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the CPG July wishes of return address labels and swap cards! The colors are so pretty and great to use for the upcoming Fall swaps!

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