Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 1:13 am


Date Joined: August 13, 2008
Last Online: September 19, 2021
Birthday: August 26
Country: United States
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Important Stuff...

9/17/21 I have just returned home after my father's funeral. I do have a stack of mail I will be going through over the weekend. I also have mailed out all but two of my swaps, which I will mail out over the weekend. Thank you all for your sweet messages!

9/11/21 I am heartbroken My father passed away on Thursday, September 9. I am thankful I was with him as he left us, but am not dealing with this well. I will try to look at swaps and so forth asap, but am just not coping well at all - at this time. I hate to be one of those people, but I am absolutely devastated right now.

8/30 I am officially ready for this summer to be OVER! My Dad (Covid positive) is recouping in the hospital, thankfully he did not have to be vented, but has to regain his strength. His vitals/stats are good, all things considering.

However, his daughter (that would be ME!) has had an extreme case of hives for 2 weeks now. They are everywhere, my eyes were even almost swelled shut last week! It was not a happy birthday week! Needless to say, my Dr. thinks it is stress related...hmmm..you think??!! I am actually thankful he was admitted to the hospital, as now someone can keep an eye on him 24/7, as he fell last week and hit his head, and has no idea how long he was out, and didn't tell anyone! Prayers/good thoughts truly appreciated for us all!

Postal Issues:

I have had mail reach it's destination despite having it weighed and checked at the mail counter. If this ever happens, please feel free to refuse or if you pay the difference, I ALWAYS reimburse!!

Also, if a swap is mailed out on Saturday, it may not have the correct post mark on it, as there is a small window of time for me to get up to our little post office and have it postmarked!

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My word of the year is actually 2 words. "Be Still"

The craziness of last year has taught me to appreciate the simple. To slow down and find joy in the moment. To be happy in Now and not always be waiting for the next thing.


  • 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.

  • I have now, after 13 years on Swap-bot, sent out late swaps. It has been a very hard past 3 weeks with my Dad passing away, and being out of town. However, if I receive any "3s" due to this, they are deserved, as I did miss the deadlines.

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


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. My soul feels most at rest when I am near water. There is just something within me that longs to be there.

In my "work" life, I am a Director, Teacher, Counselor who is working on Art Therapy Certification.

Just a thought!


On a "Gnome' Kick lately!! I have always loved them but we have now started a collection!

I collect Jokers and Queen of ❤s playing cards. Any of these would be GREATLY appreciated!

Anything with a Dragonfly

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

  • Love unusual/odd images..animal heads on portraits, zetti inspired, vintage freak show

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

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

  • Love to read & watch murder mysteries. Cozy mysteries, Agatha (Queen of mysteries!) I especially love British mysteries. Father Brown, Miss Marple

  • 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!


"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"

Tea and coffee / LOVE BOTH!

Dessert teas are amazing!

My tea likes are more minty, spicy, etc. LOVE chai! Love Egyptian Licorice!

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 AND 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!


Comment: Thank you for the pretty skinny. It will be nice to add to my collection.The extras are great, never seen them before.
Mimi7 rated for JC 5 x7 journal swap A on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Dana thanks for this journal to work in and send on its way. take care
Comment: Sorry I didn't rate this sooner. Nice pages thanks.
Response: No worries! Thanks so much for the heart!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely collaged beach house you made for the free theme #2 swap. I like the circles & beach house in paper and ink / paint. ♥️
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks so much!!
Comment: The best thing I've ever received in the mail! Thank you so much. I loved the personal note, the atc coin, AND there were so many goodies. Even a group invite and yes I would love to join! I had not heard of skinny cards before.
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the rating!
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Thank you!
bigmamabird rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse ATC 3 on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the legs! They kinda give me Tank Girl vibes, which I love. The Llama card and german dictionary pages are cool too! Now I have to go did up the other parts to see how they go all together....
Response: Glad you liked it, this was a fun swap!
Heynowokay rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse ATC 2 on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Love the piece. These are definitely harder to come up with when you’re in a strange mindset. I can’t wait to see how they all turn out! :)
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: Thanks so much
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Dana I love the 3x3 size also.I also can't wait to add your wonderful cube to my collection. .Thank you also for the great extras, Will play with them soon.
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: Super fun spread! love the colors!! xx Gabi
Response: Thanks Gabi!!
Artstamper rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse ATC 1 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: i agree this is a fun swap! Thank you for your very creative head. Love all the details It's always fun seeing how they come together.
Response: Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the bee inspired house, I just love everything about it, it will get a special place in my craftroom. Also thanks for the paper goodies❤️❤️❤️ Enjoy your summer🍹🏖😎
Response: You're welcome! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks!
user6937 rated for SS: Rolo #2 on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Dana - I'm glad you're enjoying these! Hope mine gets there soon :)
Response: Thank you!!
Poeprincess rated for ATCO - Flower ATC on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the bouquet of flowers & the bees! Great background. Love your little gnome info card & the extras.
sweetgypsy rated for OMAE: Funky Shack (USA) on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun mermaid house & the painted papers. :)
Comment: Oh, I love them so much. Thanks for such a cool variety of sizes, colours, and designs! Awesome swap!
donetta rated for TIMs: Creator's Choice Twinchies (2) on May 30, 2021
Comment: Dana, your twin hires are beautiful! Thank you so much for them, and for the sweet extras. I always get a good idea or two when you are my swap partner!
Comment: Hi Dana, thanks and thanks for hosting these swaps :)

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ThrivingWell on Sep 17, 2021:

~ My thoughts are with you & your family. Sending loving healing energy prayers your way! ~ Zaadia

Mimi7 on Sep 15, 2021:

I am praying for you and your family at this time of your loss. My sympathy for you and your family

MiRdLHWY43 on Jul 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for adding Charlie Chaplin to my silent movie deco! I love everything about it💜

Hell0Z0mbie on Jun 5, 2021:

Received the freestyle deco - thanks for sending it my way!

ScrapHappyGabi on May 9, 2021:

sassafrass on May 2, 2021:

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful pup. We lost 2 of our 18 year old cats (brothers) within months of each other. It's so heartbreaking when we have to say goodbye. Hugs to you ❤️

Poeprincess on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for a stellar job on the aquatic buddy jam swap! Love the bubble die. Hope to be paired with you again.

Poeprincess on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for a stellar job on the underwater buddy jam swap! Love the bubble die. Hope to be paired with you again.

hibiscus on Apr 13, 2021:

Thank you for the super comment! Always a pleasure swapping with you...love your creative ideas!

OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


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