Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2018 3:54 pm


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: September 18, 2018
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

9/15/2018 I am back from my break and hosting some swaps and participating in a couple of others. It feels good to be back in the swing of things, but sad summer is over. I did buy a different vehicle at the end of July, so now I have a car payment again, grrrr. The seats in it are very comfortable, and that was the deciding factor. Not crazy about the color, but I can live with it. (It's black, and shows everything!) I hope you will join in my swaps, as I plan on doing many. Happy swapping!!

5/22/2018: Taking a short break, but will be checking to make sure all swaps are taken care of. This will be done on a daily basis.

Enjoy the weather and Happy swapping!!!

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's and anything zentangle!

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (being cold, snow and sleet) so swapping will help me fill the void of the long winter nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I like to hang around my house and spend time with my 6 1/2-year old female chihuahua named Charlie. She is so cute! She is a rescue and I got her when she was 6 months old. She was so timid and very shy and scared of everything. Now she is more sure of herself, but still gets scared easily. She gets nervous around children.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like Chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too. Especially on warm days. Who remembers the old commercial "Take the 'Nestle Plunge' " and a guy with a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day would fall backwards into a pool? I didn't like tea in those days, but I sure do now!

Favorite Music

I have an eclectic taste of music, however I do not like most rap or any head-banging music.

My favorite artists: Def Leopard, Garth Brooks, Billy Idol, Martina McBride and nature sounds and most everything in between. When I am in my "creative zone", I like the background noise to be soothing and non-intrusive.

I love to listen to podcasts. My favorite are Unsolved Murders: True Stories, Serial Killers, Once Upon a Crime|True Stories, Conspiracy Theories and many more. What I like about them is they are based on true stories of unsolved murders (for the most part) and then dive in and give a compelling retelling of the facts based on the story. It's intriguing and I enjoy listening to it.

Favorite books and Television

My bookshelf is full of goodies! I have the Harry Potter series, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Water for Elephants, The Clan of the Cave Bear series, Reiki books and many Bibles. Plus so much more!

I don't watch a lot of tv. I can go a couple of weeks without even turning it on! But I do own two, one in my living room, and one in my bedroom. I mostly watch in the mornings for the weather. In the evenings, I do catch a couple of old game shows on Buzzr, such as Password+ and Sale of the Century. But if I do miss them, it isn't a big deal. They are from the 80's after all.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

I really love doing the Found Image swaps here on SB. Totally fun to search for items of interest.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: ATC items. Aquamarine.

B: Blue. Brown.

C: Coffee, love it and drink it daily. Charms. Colored pencils and pens. Cardinals. Crocheting, I spend many hours doing this, for swaps and pleasure.

D: Die Cuts/Cut outs. Diamonds.

E: Elephants. Embellishments of all kinds. Essential Oils.

F: Fingerless Gloves. Frankincense E.O.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold.

H: Homemade PC's and Cards. Hedgehogs.

I: Ice Cream, Yummy!

J: Jam.

K: Kites. So pretty in the sky.

L: Lavender. Lilac. Lavender E.O.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E. O.

N: Note cards, new or homemade. Napkins, I like the interesting variety.

O: Owls, cool animals. Orange.

P: Postcards: Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Not big on scenic, unless its required of the swap. Homemade. Unique. Purple. Pink. Peppermint E.O. Pens, .07 fine line.


R: Red. Rosemary.

S: Stationery. Silly things and sayings. Stickers to use on envelopes to mail out. Sloths, too cute!

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Although I do like them, I am unable to drink it. :( . Tiny things. Themed items. Trading cards, made by you or someone else. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins.

W: Washi Samples. Woodland creatures. White.


Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure.

Z: Zentangle. Zines. Themed Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these.

Dislike: Hello Kitty. Well, I don't dislike Hello Kitty. I just have no use for her.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids. I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also been sewing dog boots for our furry friends. They are made primarily of fleece, but have suede on them, so our friends have sure footing when walking in cold weather. They also help keep the salt off our friends paws, which damage their paws. In the summer, on those sultry, super hot days, they keep our furry friends from burning their paws on the tar and cement! If it is too hot for us, it is too hot for them. Dogs sweat through their paws, so we need to protect those precious paws!

ATC's; I am finding I am enjoying making these very much. They are a fav of mine! I am going to try many different mediums. I am not much of an artist, at least I haven't considered myself one in the past, but people who visit me have enjoyed seeing what I've created so far. hehe.

Zentangle; I discovered it here on SB almost 2 years ago and I checked out YouTube for a swap to see if I could actually do it, and was instantly hooked! I have made myself a book filled with samples of the different types of tangles, and had to move to a 5 x 7 drawing book I've had for years (I can't draw) to add more zentangle samples along with the zentangle names. I love doing them. Can't get enough!


squince rated for PC Swap #3 on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Cute bird card!
Bendabb rated for PC Swap #3 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: I loved your points to ponder (especially the Cinderella one). Thank you!
Response: I love doing the P2P so much fun! I love the Cinderella one too! Makes you think, huh??? Happy swapping.....
JenniferJo rated for PC Swap #2 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great cards, stamps and for sending in an envelope!
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the πŸ’“! Happy swapping.....
jannieb rated for Halloween Card swap #1 on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun card & for sharing the goodies with Grayson. That was really sweet! Love the mini joke book too :) Take care!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the πŸ’“ and so glad he liked the mini joke book! Happy swapping to you.....
CarrieB rated for Post Card Swap #1 on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: The hummingbird PC is lovely! Thank you! Happy Swapping!
Response: So glad you like it! Thanks for the heart! And happy swapping to you.... Were you able to read it?? If so how did I do?
HannahsMommy07 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #2 US on Aug 7, 2018
Response: Thanks for the heart rating! Have a great day and happy swapping.
noone7212 rated for "Unwanted" PC quick turnaround #4 on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun card! I almost got concerned about the Pringles holder ;-)
Response: lol! IKR! Thanks for the heart....Have a great day and happy swapping.......
Lantana149 rated for "Unwanted" PC quick turnaround #5 on May 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the PC, I actually like the picture and i LOVE the "points to ponder" thank you for a great swap. :)
Response: You are most welcome! I love doing the P2P. It's fun! Have a great day and Thanks for joining my swap. Happy swapping to you.......
Comment: Thanks love it have a great summer
Response: You are most welcome. You also have a great summer. Happy swapping....
Leftie rated for CFC: May Dishcloth 2018 on May 25, 2018
Comment: πŸ’™πŸ’› Love my dishcloth! Love the stitch!πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’™
Response: So glad you like it. Thanks for the hearts! Happy swapping.... Enjoy the summer.....
suepier rated for Lighthouse Postcard on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great lighthouse postcard. I love collecting them from all over.
HannahsMommy07 rated for Quotes on a postcard #20 on May 20, 2018
HannahsMommy07 rated for Quotes on a postcard #19 on May 20, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU much for your patience
Response: I hope your mom is on the road to recovery......
luvmesum20 rated for Quick Turnaround PC #12 on May 19, 2018
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! Happy swapping to you!
Comment: Awesome card and note! Some of those really did make me think πŸ˜† Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Glad you liked the P2P! Love doing it! Thanks for the heart and have a great day. Happy swapping.....
goinjenny rated for "Unwanted" PC quick turnaround #3 on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for sending blank
Response: No problem. I try to remember that. Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
Comment: San Francisco, love it. Thank you.
Response: You are welcome. Take a closer look. Have a great day and thanks for the heart! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: This card is adorable! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. Have a great day and happy swapping.....
cllfdl rated for Mother's Day Card swap #5 on May 7, 2018
Comment: I always love to receive happy mail from you!
Response: Aw, thank you! So glad you joined my swap! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping to you.....
goinjenny rated for WPS - Cartoon/Comic Postcard #6 on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: you are welcome! Have a great day and happy swapping to you.....

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ReadMoreBooks33 on May 4, 2018:

cllfdl on Jan 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely letter!!

Kellpepper on Jan 22, 2018:

Thank you for hosting the fun Valentines Day swap!

esmy77 on Jan 10, 2018:

Thank you for the beautiful comment you

left on my profile about my calligraphy,

yes I do all the calligraphy and handlettering,

you are so sweet!

snail mail by esmeralda3

CurlyTea on Aug 14, 2017:

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2017:

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

Thanks for tangling on my pass and paste PC. I always like to see how other people tangle :-) Happy New Year!

emilynhr on Dec 7, 2016:

Thanks for the fun fall goodies! I love the dish towel. Thanks for going above and beyond!

(1$ store addicts WTA - Autumn Theme)

jannieb on Nov 13, 2016:

I just wanted to reply to the letter you sent with the Thanksgiving card swap...I'm so sad to hear about your dog Kayte. Her tag will be a cherished part of my collection. I have an old glass canning jar that I keep them in. I don't know why, but they just mean a lot to me. We just lost our dog Larry-Boy on Oct. 5th. He was almost 18 yrs old. We got him at 8 weeks too. He grew up with my kids & had a great life. It's so weird not to have him around. Take care :)

tcornell on Oct 29, 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely package that you sent to me for the Halloween WTA in the $1 SA group! I love the witchy kitchen towel, the candles, postcards, labels and ATC backs you enclosed. Very thoughtful and appreciated!

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