Swap-bot Time: August 14, 2020 12:22 pm


Date Joined: June 20, 2017
Last Online: September 5, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

Hi! my name is Theresa and I currently live in Florida. Being a military brat and spouse I have moved every three years or so of my entire life. Before coming to Florida I spent about 14 years in Japan. I taught ESL craft classes while I was living in Japan. Although I'm retired now I used to be a magazine editor for the Air Force. When I'm not at home crafting, I'd like to be out on my pontoon boat on the river, or playing with my grandchildren. I've been married for 36 years and I have two kids, a boy and a girl, who are both married with children of their own. They've given me six grandkids and one great grandchild! I can't believe I'm a great grandmother! I've been swapping ATC on other sites for about a year now and have a pretty decent collection going. I've learned a lot of various techniques through these swaps and I can't wait to start swapping with you all!

Things I like:

anything with an Asian theme.

the colors purple, turquoise, blue, green.

Anything with a Peace sign or a Buddha, anything Zen

I collect seaglass. I have jars and jars of it!

anything handmade

Decorating magazines, crafting magazines, etc. I love to read and wouldn't mind receiving any kind of article cut out of a magazine that you find interesting.


I have two cats. I've had cats all my life and I love anything cat related.

I like to scrapbook and am currently a consultant for CTMH.

I love to do origami. I've folded 1,000 cranes { called senbazuru} for my mother when she was ill and have also contributed origami cranes at the Children's Peace Monument in Hiroshima, Japan. Sometimes I go around town and just hand out to cranes to people as they go by with a message of peace attached.

I'm into painting rocks and love the whole kindness project thing of hiding them and leaving it up to the universe for the right person to find it.

Things I don't like:

the color red

anything too cartoon-y




Favorite Music

I mostly like music from the 60s and 70s. Sitting on the dock of the bay by Otis Redding is my absolute favorite song. When I'm in the car I like to play the album 'low Spark of high heeled boys' by traffic. Of course who doesn't love the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, the who. Like most people my age, we think we cranked out the best music during that time. But I do love to listen to the radio and enjoy Bruno Mars and Adele plus any quirky little pop song that goes viral .

Favorite Television

Walking Dead.

Better Call Saul.

Dancing With The Stars.


Orange is the New Black.


Favorite Movies

Dances with Wolves is my favorite movie

Favorite Things

I love hunting for Peace Poles! There are literally thousands of them all over the world with the words ' May peace prevail on earth ' in multiple languages on each side of the Pole. I'll bet you've seen one and looked right past it! Next time you see one, please stop and say a silent prayer for peace on earth. And if you want to take a picture and send it to me I'll be your forever friend.


gojenn rated for ATC #10: Month of March on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for a great swap package.
Response: Your welcome
emmaswaps rated for ATC #9: Month of February on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: that was a special ATC you sent..is that called tea-bag folding? and i love the extras also..thank you
Response: It’s origami! Glad you like it!
meenaRN rated for ATC #8: Month of January on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I too enjoy a comfy chair. I especially love that paper dress.
Response: Thanks!
vlhafer54 rated for National Bird Day ATC on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Love the ATC - so cute! And thank you for all the bits and pieces, too.
Response: thank you!
Gobarb rated for Holiday Recycled ATC on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Hi Theresa. I absolutely LOVE the recycled Christmas card with all of the little kitties on it. I also like the envies that you made from your cat calendar. My calendar it too large to do that but I might try making larger envelopes. I just took mine down today and wondered what I could do with it. I HATE throwing them out each year!! 😕 I think your ATC is the best that I ever received! Thank you. ❤️
Response: well that is so kind of you to say! I'm so happy you like it!
Robinarie rated for December Holidays ATC on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: beautiful atc! Thank you for the nice note too.
Response: thank you! so glad this one arrived without a hitch
karli rated for Umbrellas on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: So pretty and thanks for the extras! Karli
Response: Thank you! 💜
Comment: I really these fun ATC's!!! They are beautiful, thank you so much, and for the extras as well!
fluffyjunk rated for NH: Questions & Answers on Sep 23, 2017
Comment: Update 11/03/17: Unbelievable... It arrived yesterday! Your original first letter was stuck at the customs! For nearly 4 months!!! I am glad that it finally showed up because your letter was fun to read and all the extras.... :D Thank you so much!!! I would give you more ♥♥♥♥ for this mail and your resend, if possible... And you are the reason why I have to buy those amazing PocketPenPal dies now! :D *** 09/23/17: Your resend arrived today! Thank you so much! It is sad that the first letter got lost in the mail. But perhaps it just needs just much more time to travel. I will let you know if I receive the original mail. Thanks again for the second send!!! Not a letter but the paper pieces look so cool and I can use them for some of my next Pocket Letters! :D
Response: I’m so glad the first one arrived! I’m glad you liked it all. I hope we can be swap partners again soon
Robinarie rated for Put a Bird on It ATC on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Good faith works for me!
Response: drew your name in the holiday ATC swap. Hope this one arrives safely! happy holidays, my friend.
neecie rated for Origami Swap (Newbies Welcome!) on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: it was incredibly surprising to receive & behold samples of your handiwork ~ i am constantly amazed seeing evidence of craftwork that is uniquely creative & endlessly delightful ... the dresses were especially awesome little treats (if only i could fit into one of them, hahaha!) > i applaud you & hope all your hobbies continue with immense satisfaction =)
Response: Oh thank you! And thank you for all your kind messages thinking of me during hurricane Irma. There are so many kind people in this world and you were one of them
toni rated for Layered Postage Stamp ATC on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Love the pretty atc and the embossed papers! thanks!
Response: You're welcome!
Blufox421 rated for NH: Rip & Tear ATCS - US Only on Sep 8, 2017
dancingDog rated for Fabulous Flamingo ATC on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Nice card - love the state of FL and the texture in the background - is that cheesecloth? And you were so generous with extras, love the brads & tape especially - Thank you!
Aladyjackson rated for ATC 2017# 34: Word Free -USA- on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: What a lovely package! Thank you so much!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
3trysandimout rated for Koi ATC on Aug 26, 2017
Comment: Hello Theresa, You sent a beautiful surprise package. I loe your koi!!The dresses are very innovative and lovely, I could never do that. And, as an old camper, I love the fire stickers, and will have fun finding places to use them. Thank you very much.
Response: Thank you so much! Have fun with them!
stiffneck78 rated for ATC: Cat Theme on Aug 12, 2017
Comment: Oh my! Thank you so much for the wonderful package. I adore the ATC you made and love the extra treasures you included. I would give you two hearts if I could. Thanks again.
Response: Glad you liked it !
thepinkaholic rated for ATC Flower Theme on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much! I really like Sunflowers. They're so pretty. I love the chicken wire detail in the background of the card (I have chickens). Thank you so much for the extras, too! So thoughtful.
Response: you're welcome!
Comment: Very cute ATC, thank you!
sweettems rated for ATC - Trees (INTL) on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, Theresa! I absolutely love the ATC itself, and then there's so many other awesome and completely unexpected things. Can't wait to do my nails. Enjoy your vacation. You rock!!
Response: Thank you!

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Kellpepper on Jan 25, 2018:

National Bird Day ATC rating check. Thank you for participating in my 1st swap!


RiverTopanga on Dec 27, 2017:

Profile check for Holiday Recycled ATC. Welcome to the swap! Hope you have fun creating this one :-)

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



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