Swap-bot Time: October 27, 2020 12:09 am


Date Joined: September 1, 2015
Last Online: October 26, 2020
Birthday: August 23
Country: United States
My Website

About Me


I am Julia - a twin mom, accountant, quilter, scrapbooker, card maker, blogger, traveler and nap-sneaker.

I have a blog called Mini Van Dreams where I share about life with twins, planner printables, other printables, scrapbooking, card making, recipes, crafts, reviews and more. The link is above it you want to check it out! (All my printables are FREE so feel free to print some and send them with your next swap!)

I have been described as impetuous, sassy and a trooper. I try to laugh my way through life!

Favorite Music

I love anything but rap or hip hop music. I especially like classic rock and country - Eagles, Tom Petty, Brad Paisley, Eric Church, etc.

Favorite Books

  • Into the Wilderness (series) by Sara Dontai
  • The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The Belial Series by R.D. Brady
  • The Bellingwood Series by Diane Greenwood Muir
  • The Low Country series by Susan M. Boyer
  • Daddy Long Legs by Jean Webster
  • The Lucky Series by Deborah Coonts
  • Virgin River series by Robyn Carr

Favorite Movies

  • The Blues Brothers
  • A Christmas Story
  • Mamma Mia!
  • Turbo
  • Same Time, Next Year
  • Tangled
  • Gumball Rally
  • Cars
  • Lost in Translation
  • Thomas Crown Affair (old version and new version)
  • The Princess Diaries 1 & 2
  • The Sound of Music
  • Grease
  • Love in the Wild
  • Catch and Release
  • 13 Going on 30

Favorite Television

  • 24
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Are you being served?
  • Who do you think you are?
  • My Lottery Dream Home
  • American Pickers
  • Unwrapped
  • Virgin River

Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking
  • Quilting
  • Card making
  • Jewelry making
  • Zentangling
  • ATCs
  • Miniatures
  • Sewing doll clothes/things for my kids


I am a Jack Daniels and Coke/jeans and t-shirt kinda girl. I love working on cars. I collect frogs and interesting rocks. I love penguins. I love fun, unique things. I love to travel and learning about new places. My favorite place to visit is Amish Country in Holmes County, Ohio. I love old barns and country drives. I also love to cook to receive new recipes to try. I am also a dirt racing (World of Outlaws), NHRA drag racing fan and a die-hard Steelers girl. I also love writing letters/sending postcards. If you want to be pen pals, send me a message!

Swap Notes

I mail my items at work. I mark them as soon as I put them in the mail drop. The mail is picked up once a day, so depending on what time I drop them, they might not go out until the next day. If you do not receive your items in a timely manner, PLEASE CONTACT ME and I will resend them!

Swap Likes/Dislikes

  • Scrapbook supplies (embellishments, paper, etc)
  • Stickers (Rewards okay - my kids love them)
  • Chocolate
  • Penguins
  • Frog items (please no real frogs! LOL)
  • Journals and notebooks
  • Craft & quilt magazines
  • Local postcards from your area
  • Rubber stamped sentiments/quotes (on card stock, please)
  • Unique Buttons
  • Brochures from local tourist attractions
  • Takeout menus from local restaurants
  • Anything car or racing related (advertisements, postcards, signs, etc)
  • Surprises!
  • Stationery, especially San-X and Sanrio (Rilakkuma Panda is my favorite!)
  • Advertisements for items we cannot get in the USA
  • Unique, interesting rocks (nothing too large)
  • Coloring pages
  • ATCs
  • Recipes
  • Harry Potter anything
  • Recipe cards
  • Cookbooks

DISLIKES - Please, do not send more than 2-3 tea bags. I do not like tea, but my children do. However, I do not let them drink it all the time.

ATC THEMES: I am not too picky - I love them all! All I ask is that you don't sticker slap... I hate that!

But, my favorite themes are:
-beach/ocean -pinups -mermaids -Harry Potter -holidays -quotes -lighthouses -old pictures -1950's housewives -food -Anything on my list below...

Postcard & Swap Ideas ABCs

A – apples, Amish, America, Americana, August, aquamarine, antiques, ATCs

B – beach, band, books

C – cars, covered bridges, cats, camping, Captain Marvel

D – dogs, daisies, daffodils, donuts, doodles

E – Egypt, Easter, elephants

F – frogs, fields, farms, fabric

G – giraffes, goats, gardens, Georgia, gulf

H – huskies, Halloween, hearts, herons

I – inappropriate, ice cream, igloos, iguana, icicles

J – Jack Daniels, Japan, jokes

K – Kangaroo, koala, keys, Kawaii

L – lighthouses, lambs, letters, leaves, LEGO bricks

M – mountains, monkeys, mermaids, music, March, marching band

N – night, numbers, notes, Northern Lights, Nick Fury

O – owls, orange, Oreos

P – penguins, pink, panda, peaches, pine cones, pond, peacock

Q – quilts

R – retro, Route 66, random facts

S – sarcastic, sailboat, sapphire

T – turtles, tourist postcards, traveling

U – umbrellas, unicorns

V – vacations, Valentine’s Day, violin

W – winding roads, windmills

X –

Y – yarn, yucca

Z – zebras, zoo, zentangles


chimerix rated for ATCA: G on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Gnome ATC. I love it. And thanks for the additional Halloween ATC. I love her too. Aloha
Comment: Interesting choice!
Comment: Hi Julia - I think you’re the closest to me swapper I’ve ever had- thank you for the the great haunted hAlloween card!
Comment: Awesome starter set! I'm really looking forward to working on them
derakisu rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 1 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for these cute little witches ! ^_^
derakisu rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #6 on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: I quite like how you put together this photo booth theme ! I'm curious about the photo you used though... Is it something random or you/people you know ?
chimerix rated for ATCA: Halloween Wk 2 on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute witch ATC. Aloha
AnnaL rated for Jams: Rainbow of Food Series - Purple on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Hi Julia, just received your purple eggplant ATC JAMS. Will mail out to 3rd person next Tuesday, next Monday post office closed for holiday. AnnaL.
captkristi rated for ATCA: F on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Super cute!! I got this a couple of weeks ago and I missed rating it. It got buried in my craft explosion :) Really pretty composition. Thank you
luv2kraft rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Feather on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Lovely. Thanks for goodies.
YooperHill rated for EASU: 1 Word ATC Swap on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
vanneparis rated for JAMS - Trick or Treat Starters on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: WOW! These Starters came out so cute Julia! I love the "Trick or Treat" and the Spider is so fun. I love them. Thank you so much for joining the swap. -Vanne
vanneparis rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Scarecrow on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: Hi Julia! Thank you so much for the adorable Scarecrow Starters. I love the image that you chose. I hope you had fun with the theme. -Vanne
geekgirl1001000 rated for ATCA: E on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC!
Comment: Thanks for these awesome blueberry starters! I can't wait to work on them.
AnnaL rated for JAMS - Poison Apple Starters on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Hi Julia for the cool ATC you made, will add my touches to it & will mail off to 3rd swap person tomorrow morning (Friday 10/02/20. Have a wonderful week and Craft On! AnnaL.
Comment: How cool that you have this vintage Green Giant promo ephemera! Thank you for sharing some - I’ll get these moving along shortly!
Comment: Really cool ATC! Thanks so much!!
neea1989 rated for ATCA: Sender's Choice #5 on Sep 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool atc and washi tapes! πŸ’•πŸ’œπŸ’•
Comment: I thought you drew Ohio just fine!! I thought that grey β€œpaint” was a wonderful shade and I was going to ask what brand it was til I touched it! Nice work thank you

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beachchicken on Oct 5, 2020:

Thanks for finishing the Minion jam! It looks great! Have a great day!

beachchicken on Jul 12, 2020:

Thank you for the completed Today I Choose Joy JAM, it turned out great!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


BlueberryLady on Aug 23, 2018:

Happy Birthday !!! Hope your Day was Special !!

Heirloom on Aug 23, 2018:

Enjoy it!!

CurlyTea on Aug 23, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

earthnk on Aug 6, 2018:

Hi Julia, Your "Hello Stranger" pc is on the way!

yvonne401 on Aug 4, 2018:

Welcome to Pennsylvania Swappers! It's great to have you here!



Shellyr on Jan 31, 2018:

I am sending a February wish to all of the usual monthly profilers. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Violet is the flower of the month

Happy Valentine's Day

President's Day

Black History Month

Nellie1 on Jan 16, 2018:

A.P.D.G.~ HAPPY JANUARY 2018!!!! Happy 2018. So sorry this is late. Family stuff going on.

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