Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2020 6:24 pm


Date Joined: June 7, 2007
Last Online: March 2, 2015
Birthday: December 27
Country: United States

About Me

updated 4/15/08-- Thanks to all who have been so patient. Things are still a bit out of control, but perhaps not QUITE so much. I am so tired of doctors/hospitals/tests/appointments! I was able to work on swaps some this past weekend and hope to have several in the mail tomorrow and ratings up to date this afternoon.

updated 3/5/08--Well, it is time to update, but it is a bit hard to know what to say. My husband has had Multiple Sclerosis for 10 years, and though he has done very well till now, he is beginning to have more complications. It has been somewhat overwhelming to say the least as his family is all overseas, and there are no close friends that can be called on. In addition, I have been dealing with some negative test results and am trying to get a grip on my own health issues as well. PLEASE accept my deepest apologies for getting excited about joining swaps that I thought I could manage only to find they had to be delayed while life presents another challenge..... As I have always said, late swaps WILL BE FULFILLED. Thank you all.

I guess we all find life a little complicated at times. For me, it is one of those out-of-control moments that is lasting a little longer. Swap-bot was/and is a great way to meet people, express oneself and release stress through creativity. I am thankful to the creators, swappers and the friend that first told me about Swap-bot. Though I am behind on a few swaps, I am trying to get past the issues that are holding me back. Thanks to all who have encouraged me. To those waiting for swaps, please accept my apology for running late. All swap obligations will be fulfilled. Thank you for your patience.

I am married, mom to one son, a native Texan and love the Lord Jesus Christ. At this time, I do not have any pets, but really like to hear stories about pets and their humans. Even more, I enjoy photos and stories about children of all ages as if they are all my own!? I am always asking people if they have any new pictures of their children/grandchildren...

I have been told that I am friendly, helpful and have a big heart. It is very important to me to find the positive in any situation. Life is too short to be negative :) Complimenting or encouraging someone, gives me a "rush" of joy.

From the time a wonderful friend told me about this site, I have been hooked (even before my first swap)!

Favorite Music

Contemporary Christian (Casting Crowns, Point of Grace, Mercy Me, Fernando Ortega); Classical; Oldies (50's/60's).

Favorite Books

"Left Behind" series by LaHaye/Jenkins; anything related to crafts or healthy living

Currently reading "Jane Eyre" and am really enjoying it.

Favorite Movies

Classics; Comedy; "Harvey", "It's a Wonderful Life" (James Stewert); "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit"(Gregory Peck); "Facing the Giants"

I avoid anything with violence, language or nudity; I like a little suspense, but avoid horror films.

Favorite Television

re-runs like "The Wonder Years", "Beverly Hillbillies", "I Love Lucy", etc. Mostly watch PBS; some BBC

Favorite Crafts

scrapbooking, painting and needlework (cross-stitch, crochet, sewing, embroidery) Also enjoy: all paper crafts and just beginning ATC's and stamping; Have not tried, but want to: knitting, quilting and tatting


Genealogy; Cooking/Baking; Essential Oils/Aromatherapy for health; Reflexology for health Healthy/Wholesome Lifestyle; Gardening/Horticulture


I like all colors, but my most favorite color would be green or red (together only in nature or at Christmas!) and my least favorite color might be orange or yellow (except in nature/in the Fall). Really like jewel tones. do not especially like Neons-they have their place, but not a favorite for me.

favorite flower: rose, hyacinth, tulip, daisy

NO candles, please/tarts are ok; I like some florals (honeysuckle, rose), spice, vanilla and fresh clean scents.

Collect: unique thimbles, pretty tea cups, antique(old) gadgets like kitchen utensils, sewing items, etc. that are meant to be used in the home or garden. I like vintage clothing/accessories. I like anything with crosses, cherubs, babies, flowers, teddy bears, soft-pretty things.

Not into astrology, but astronomy is ok

Do not like anything dark or Halloween themes.

Thanksgiving/Harvest is great and Autumn is my favorite season. Christmas is probably my favorite holiday, but I prefer the spiritual focus rather than the commercial side.

food: almost everything, but I am recently trying to focus more on whole foods and am somewhat health conscience. However, I still have weaknesses like: ice cream-especially Blue Bell Natural Vanilla Bean; chocolate-especially dark (thank goodness it is now considered "healthy")

I like coffee and tea but due to health reasons, am having to limit both. I like hot chocolate in the winter.

I do not drink soda or alcohol (but will consider cooking with wine).

Bert's Bees lip balm and lotions are just great!

Do not like-negativity!


Brighteyes1028 rated for Favorite Bible Verse on Nov 30, 2009
artunderastar rated for Matchbox with mini ATC's on May 13, 2008
Comment: sorry but I never received anything :(
anapinkfairy rated for Quick stuff III on May 13, 2008
mammi53 rated for Christian art ATC on Apr 15, 2008
Comment: Sorry about your problems. Will certainly change rating once I have received the cards. God Bless you.
gurugurl rated for Christian art ATC on Apr 10, 2008
Comment: Sorry to hear of your hard times. I contacted you with no reply to inquire about this swap. Prayers with you and yours. Will re-rate when cards arrive.
Comment: I have sent several pm's and never got a response...I will certainly change this if I get a pkg.
beaglemom rated for Bible Journey Journal #2 on Apr 4, 2008
Comment: I will change if I ever receive anything.
Shash rated for Easter goody bags-International on Mar 28, 2008
Comment: I LOVE my Easter/spring stuff--Thanks!!! :-)
kcfroglady rated for Easter goody bags-International on Mar 27, 2008
Comment: Thanks so much - I liked the socks the most LOL and my dh loved the candy so I had to hide it from him!
Comment: I was glad you emailed to tell me it would be late, but it never came at all. :(
Comment: Hello LaDonna, We meet again. I just love the 4 Matchboxes you sent to me for the "S-W-A-P Matchboxes" Swap. I can tell how you read my profile as the matchboxes are reflective of things I like either outside, inside, or both. It is the first time anyone has picked up on my love of George Winston. I have seen him in concert. He is so great in concert. I appreciate you filling all the matchboxes as well and I love how you shared with me about what is in the boxes or on the outside. I hope we can continue to meet at other swaps. Until we do I hope you are experiencing rewarding and satisfying swaps. Barb Brandt sleepingrover2010 P.S. I can't remember if I told you about the Crayola Crayon Matchbox Swap. You do 8 matchboxes, one box for each color in the box of 8 crayons. I have signed up for it.
Response: Thank you for your comments. So glad you like the matchboxes. Will check out the Crayola Crayon swap.
sambob rated for Crafty Extras on Feb 7, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the many extras. I will use them.
girthta rated for Crafty Extras on Feb 7, 2008
Comment: NICE PACKAGE!!! I can't quite absorb everything that's in here, but I did see a gorgeous "K" brad and a flamingo sticker sooooo, hearts for EWE!!! Wonderful array of things and I'm glad my shabby chic Dotee plan didn't work out last night (I had to frog her) b/c I have more material to work with now!!! Thanks so much!!!
audrey rated for Altered Free Postcards on Jan 29, 2008
Comment: This is fantastic! I don't believe anyone has ever read my profile so thoroughly! I love the effort you put into the card, and it is clear you made it just for me. Thanks again, Audrey
Response: I am so releived you finally received it and that you like it :) Sorry for the delay. Have a great day...
zigg13pra rated for Valentine Hearts Gallore ATC on Jan 23, 2008
Comment: Beautiful ATC's! Thank you!
Response: :) :) so glad you like them
Aerochik rated for Old Calendar Pages Swap! on Jan 23, 2008
augustmoon849 rated for Old Calendar Pages Swap! on Jan 22, 2008
Comment: Thank you.
Virginia rated for Old Calendar Pages Swap! on Jan 18, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the extra page and bookmark!
Xebby rated for Snowflake ATC Swap on Jan 11, 2008
Comment: Very nice and well put together ATCs, THANKS!

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Karen on Mar 7, 2008:

Hi, I was just reading your update and wanted to let you know that I'm praying for you and your husband. Sending hugs, too, and sure hope that things will settle down soon for you.

GrannysNamesake on Jan 9, 2008:

Sweet friend, I'm pleased to call you my friend. Thanks for listening to my problems and helping me come up with workable solutions. I appreciate your positive outlook and cheerful personality. I'm proud that you will share some of your challenges with me. I love our laughing together moments. MAY GOD RICHLY BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, Doskie

Rillaith on Jan 5, 2008:


Just wondering if you received my Layered Rubber Stamp ATC from October? Please let me know - I will send out a replacement if not.

Merry120 on Dec 31, 2007:

Hi! Just wondering if you recieved the matchbox I sent you for the Christmas Fun Matchbox swap. Please let me know & give me a rating!


CelestialFreak on Dec 29, 2007:

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VWwoman07 on Dec 27, 2007:

Thank you for joining the "valentine Hearts Gallore ATC swap" and helping to make it one of the top "TEN" swaps. Kim (VWwoman07)

CelestialFreak on Dec 27, 2007:

Thanks for joining my Christian art ATC swap.

CelestialFreak on Dec 21, 2007:

I'd love for you to join my Christian Art ATC swap, and be sure to check out my other swaps to see if there is something else you might be interested in.

Merry CHRISTmas! :-) Crystal

CelestialFreak on Nov 1, 2007:

Thank you for joining my Nativity ATC swap!

CelestialFreak on Oct 29, 2007:

I'd love for you to join my Nativity ATC swap.

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