Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 7:16 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2019
Last Online: January 15, 2023
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States

About Me

Jan. 5. 2022: Slowly getting back into swapping things! Mostly in groups that I'm in right now.

11-9-2021 : Taking a break from Swapbot due to some personal life events. I can check messages, but as of right now I won't be joining swaps. πŸ’—

California born, Idaho raised, Tennessee living!

My name is Ashley and my family of four moved to Tennessee over a year ago for a big life change. We're absolutely love it and don't miss the snow at all! My two kiddos are ten years apart but they're thick as theives!

We have two dogs and two cats which sadly had to be temporarily re-homed with family and friends until we had out own home to bring them to here. Our fur babies have been reunited with us and they've been adjusting wonderfully. We added a puppy to our home as well and she keeps our old dogs lively!

I don't like flying a lot of personal information out on the internet for all to see (my days of being an over-sharer are over!). But I am married with a 14 yr old and a 3 yr old.

Favorite Crafts

Daily journaling and rock painting.

My daughter and I have been painting rocks and hiding them for about two years now. Our artistic abilities have made a lot of progress since starting. Unfortunately the rock painting community isn't as active here in Tennessee as it was in Idaho so we hide many more than we find!

I've kept a daily journal for over two years though I fell off the wagon over the summer of 2019 while all of fun journaling stuff was held up by the moving company 😬 Worst experience ever!

I use a lot of magazine clippings, washi tape, and stickers of all kinds. I also like to add things that I find out and about (business cards, menus, post cards) in my journal. I love the thrill of making a beautiful page with things that most would toss out! I enjoy using watercolor paints and pencils in my journal as well but I'm not a master artist.

I'm trying to find a way to make my hand lettering better. I have"loud" handwriting as a teacher once told me but I'm not saying that it is messy by any means. My favorite pens are fine-liner type but I'm experimenting with brush pens for the fancier writing.

Favorite Books

I read and listen to audiobooks constantly!

Some of the ones that touched me the most are...

Buffering: Unshared Tales of a Life Fully Loaded by Hannah Hart

Everything's Eventual by Stephen King

Looking for Alaska John Green

100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Just Mercy by Brian Stevenson

Build Your House Around My Body by Violet Kupersmith

Honor by Thrity Umrigar

Me as a Pen Pal

I had a pen pal from junior college that I would write back and forth with fairly regularly until just a few months ago. I love to write and always have a fair amount of stamps on hand to send letters! I have a lot of cards and paper to my husband's dismay. I just love the different things I can use to mail to others.

Since then I have done many swaps from Swapbot and regularly send letters, cards, and goodies back and forth. I do sometimes drop off due to personal reasons, but never more than 3-4 months. If you're my pen pal and haven't heard from me and are wondering what's going on, send me a message! It should help jump start me to replying to letters. Or just wait a few more weeks and I'll be sending you a letter or card. πŸ™ƒ

I don't have time to go in to the post office and hand it to people behind the counter - since I keep teacher hours I will often leave and return home without seeing the sun all day! So I drive through and drop them off in the blue box. So typically when I mark something as sent it probably gets picked up after 5pm that day and will be postmarked for the next day after it is sorted at the facility. I try always send within a day or two of the partners being given and have never sent late.

Wishlist Items

I am so thankful for whatever someone sends to me, but some of my current interests included:

-washi samples - I would love solid bright colors, but will gladly accept all types

-magazine cut outs (interesting colors/patterns and phrases)

-stamped images as I love fussy cutting and using them on my journal pages

-stickers of anything (I give the little kid type ones to my 5 yr old)


-scrapbooking paper scraps (no smaller than 1x1 inch)

-Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan (other Disney is okay too, but those are my loves)

-Hispanic heritage, specifically Mexican heritage

-I enjoy inspirational quotes and sayings but I'm not overly religious so Bible verses don't usually resonate with me

-Book pages, especially in foreign languages

-my absolute unicorn wish would be one of those Janice Joplin stamps that the USPS had over a decade ago! Cancelled/used is fine, I just loved those stamps but I wasn't journaling then and don't have any, lol


SatisHuman rated for tLB Any Note with a Quote on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the clever card and inspiring quote!
Ramya rated for February Birthday Card on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Such joy to receive a birthday card! Thank you! I hope you do get a massage... you deserve it no matter what! Happy Birthday to you😊
pynart2 rated for Word of the Year Postcard on Jan 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your word and postcard. Have a Great New Year.
Comment: Thank you for the cute pumpkin card!
nicolebrooke23 rated for Winter/Holiday Cards on Dec 25, 2022
Comment: thank u :)
pynart2 rated for Winter/Holiday Cards on Dec 21, 2022
Comment: Loved! Loved the snoopy card and stamp, one of my favorites.Sending you many wishes for a merry Christmas and a very happy New Year.i
RedheadLady rated for Thankfully Thanksgiving Card on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for Thanksgiving card.
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Snoopy and Woodstock Christmas card and the pretty snowflake envelope seals!!I hope you have a great Christmas and a New Year full of love, happiness and good health! xx Gabi
Comment: Cute card and great surprises inside. Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Thank you for your letter and book list. I will write back.
Comment: Hi Ashely! Love your Bull Moose pc - they are so huge! I think we have decided to just go into winter here - sigh! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully painted envelope and note. I never have much luck growing sunflowers, the bunnies seem to eat them before they can grow lol
Response: I'm so glad that you got your card/envelope! The birds and squirrels loved our sunflowers this year - maybe next time we'll both have better luck! Happy Swapping. πŸ’—πŸ“¬
noone7212 rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #31 US Only on Nov 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card! :⁠-⁠) It sounds like a very fun household!
ShireSeamstress rated for Gratitude List in a Card on Nov 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and your Gratitude list. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! πŸ¦ƒ
Response: Happy Thanksgiving! πŸ’—
Ettoad rated for November 2022 Penpal (International) on Nov 18, 2022
Comment: I look forward to reading my way thru your book list - I haven’t read a single one of them! I also look forward to writing back to you!!
Response: I hope that you enjoy them. πŸ’— I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
squince rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #31 US Only on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks!! Interesting choice.
Comment: We love the after-dinner walk on Thanksgiving too! It's always brisk and breezy here too! I hope your Thanksgiving is lovely! xx G
Response: Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving πŸ’—
Comment: I received your notebook: I love your entry and can't wait to add to your book! <3 Thank you so much for the great extras also! <3
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the extras! This is a very exciting string of swaps. πŸ–€
MsBellaDonna rated for Easy PC Swap #3 on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty lighthouse postcard! I stayed overnight in a lighthouse once. What an experience! xo
Response: That sounds like an amazing experience! I'm glad you enjoyed the post card πŸ–€

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Swan on Nov 23, 2022:

Thank you for the Christmas cards to fulfill my LSRUs November wish. I’ll have fun sending them out.

heliogal on Jan 24, 2022:

Hi Ashley!! Thank you so much for granting my January LSRUS wish. Your lovely selection of handmade cards made it to me!! They are so special and sweet did you make them?? I am looking forward to your letter too when it gets here!! I am so glad we are friends!!

bostianh on Dec 29, 2021:

Thank you so much for the Dec. Wishlist surprise from LSRUS, I love the paper and I am excited to start using them to make some ephemera. Have an awesome day.

bizzles on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you so much for the washi and memos from my June LSRUS Wishlist!

Swan on Jun 21, 2021:

Thank you for sending me your list as well. I loved β€œA Man Called Ove” as well and will check out some of the others.

heliogal on Jun 20, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely decorated envelope- I just love a nicely decorated envelope! and the washi and notecard for the LSRUs June wish list.

bizzles on Jun 17, 2021:

Thank you so much for the washi and memos from my LSRUS June wishlist!

bethe on May 1, 2021:

Thank you for the retro washi and wonderful note with your recommendations! I appreciate this so much!!! LSRUs April wish list

gingerbee on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you so much for the LSRUS wishes! I especially love the terrarium image on the book pages - those turned out beautiful. Can't wait to add these into some of my projects. Have a great day!

LindaW on Apr 26, 2021:

Hi Ashley! I enjoyed reading your profile. Have a nice week.

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