Swap-bot Time: March 20, 2023 7:32 pm


Date Joined: February 25, 2021
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: November 22
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello (◍•ᴗ•◍) to all who may read this!!

As you may guess from my SB name... I ❤ love pandas 🐼 and I used to collect anything stationary/craft related to pandas. My IG account is even panda related @pandaartsylifestyle It all started when I chose "Panda" as my camp counselor name from Girl Scouts a few years ago and it has stuck.

I am 48. I'm married and have a daughter who is a young adult. I work full time in the public schools with children with special needs.

SWAPPING📌 Where will I swap -- Is Antarctica too far?? Yes, I am willing to swap internationally.

INCOMING SWAPS-- I try to rate within 24 hours of receiving swaps. If I haven't rated and you have sent... please send me a message and I will double check my log. I am a patient swapper and realize things get returned, lost and otherwise stuck in the various postal service systems of the world. I will contact others before rating anything other than a 5, but do believe in the need for ratings.💙 Anything sent with effort and friendship in mind is appreciated. (◍•ᴗ•◍) 💙 Anything that is sent with an awareness of my profile and/or with generosity will get a quick heart.

OUTGOING SWAPS-- PLEASE send me a message if you don't receive a swap from me. I'm happy to resend if something goes amiss. I do mark sent on the day the item goes into my mailbox. May be picked up by the post office the next day or two days later if there's a holiday. I do try to send out my swaps to the recipients as the partners are posted if they are non-profile based and days before the mail out deadline is they are profile based. If you receive something that isn't your taste and it's a non-profile based swap... kindly just pass on to the next person.

CRAFTING HISTORY 📌 I've put together personal scrapbooks for the last 20 years... and snail mail pen pals for nearly 30 years. I have a love of stationary and stickers that spans my life since grade school. In recent years I've added faith journaling and junk journaling into my frequent craft hobbies.

HOT TOPICS 📌 I am an open minded, but not easily swayed individual. I am a straight, Catholic, democrat that is also Asian-American, that lives in the USA/Mexico border, supports our military and is fully immunized. I am strong in my beliefs but enjoy other points of view and intelligent debate. If your interests, age group, culture, race, religion and/or lifestyle are different then mine that's a BONUS to me. I have many close friends that live different than I do and I love learning about new people, their cultures, their religions and differing points of view. Nice is nice and I truly believe that variety makes the world an interesting place. 👍🏼♥️ Love is love. 🌈 Be kind to ALL.

Likes: 💗See ABC likes list below

Dislikes: 👎🏼Foam/puffy stickers. 👎🏼Themes as follows: creepy bugs (like beetles, spiders); Mushrooms (but most nature/woodland is great); cats; tarot, witches, magic, clown or political items. 👎🏼I'm not a fan of fluorescent colors or yellow in general. 👎🏼Items that smell of smoke. 👎🏼Please don't send loose glitter. It gets all over my area/crafts and my fluffy pets.

Favorite Music

I like upbeat and thought provoking music from just about any genre/language. Favorites are country, rock, pop, music from musicals (Guys and Dolls; Mama Mia, Moana) and Christian music.

I love ❤❤❤ to swap playlists as listening to new music can be great fun. I'm currently really into Fall Out Boy and fellow Filipino American Olivia Rodrigo!

Favorite Books

I listen to audio books when I doing chores or exercising. Mystery and dramas are my favorite. Recommendations are appreciated.

I collect and use several in hand, real life actual cookbooks: Skinnytaste Air Fryer, Hungry Girl Simply 6; Pioneer Woman, 5 Ingredient Semi-Homemade and The Hell's Kitchen Cookbook are my favorites.

Favorite Television

Reality shows (Survivor; Amazing Race; Top Chef; Love Island USA/UK/Australia; 90 Day Fiance), dramas related to medicine (Grey's Anatomy, Station 19, New Amsterdam, The Good Doctor) and other types of series (Downton Abbey; Call the Midwife; Virgin River).

Does YouTube count as television? I love listening/watching others craft while I'm crafting. I enjoy following along with the tutorials... But also to just have the videos on in the background. My crafting favorites include: The Paper Outpost, Joie de Fi, Camelia Crafts Designs and Artymaze.

ABC likes

A: Art, ATC cards, acrylic painting, animals, Alaska, atlas book pages

B: Bible, blue 🔵, black ⚫, botanicals, butterflies, bees, birds, beaches, burlap, boba tea, babies, boating

C: creativity, churches, crochet, cooking, coffee, cappuccino, campers/camping, children, cards, cruises, clouded snow leopards, Chicago Bears/Cubs, chocolate

D: dogs, dragonflies, die cuts, desserts, doilies

E: elephants, home made/craft store bought envelopes, embellishments, exercise, echo park, espresso, embroidery

F: flip books, flowers, friendship, flamingos, football, fellowship, foreign languages (book pages, brochures etc.), fabric with small images.

G: gorjuss girls, grey, geology, graphic45, globes, gesso

H: Hobonichi planners, hiking, Heidi Swapp, Holy Trinity, healthy lifestyle

I: stamping ink, international mail, Instagram

J: Jesus, junk journals, journals, Jim holtz,

K: koalas, kindness, kings, Kung Fu panda, kids

L: lavender, lace, light houses, layers

M: maps, sheet music, music, mixed media, movies, musicals, markers, mulan, tombow markers

N: nutrition, navy blue, national parks (USA), nature, noncaff tea, napkins for decoupauge

O: optimism, otters, oceans, Olympics

P: pandas, Philippines, purple 🟣, painting, pocket letters, planners, pink 💟 , plants, play lists, pens, pink fresh studio, Peleton non-bike workouts. prayers, postcards

Q: quotes, queens

R: rickrack, roses, ribbons, RVs, road trips, retro, rabbits

S: sewing on paper, stickers, stationary for letter writing, scrapbooking, snail mail, cling rubber stamps, shabby, sparkle, sanrio (hello kitty may be the only cat I like), soccer, sparkle, swap sheets, stamped quotes, sentiments, sari silk

T: trees, travel, turtles, typewriters, tags, tea, theatre

U: umbrellas, USA

V: vintage looking items, authentic vintage items, vellum, vans, vegetarian/vegan recipes, VR games

W: watercolor paints/markers, washi tape/stickers, whales, weather (rain, snow, clouds), white ⚪, wax seals, wooden stamps, words

X: xeriscape landscaping (I do live in a desert)

Y: YouTube tutorials/recommendations, yummy treats (no food allergies here), yarns samples with texture

Z: zoo animals, zen, zebras

Favorite Places I've Been

I grew up in Illinois. Went to college in Iowa. Lived in New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Arizona after graduation prior to moving to Texas.

When I have breaks from my job in the schools I love 💟 to travel. We own a small motorhome and love to get out on the open road whenever we have a chance. I've been all over the United States including Alaska. Internationally I've visited: Barcelona, Spain; London, England; Mexico, Canada and the Philippines.

Other interests

💟 I'm a treadmill and trail jogger/walker/hiker. I recently got a stationary bike and am on Peloton as "panda749296"

💟 I am very interested in nutrition: I count calories and am learning to count macros. I do eat meat, but eat vegetarian many days a week and try to eat primarily plant based as well.

💟 Chocolate is my favorite dessert, but unfortunately if its mailed to me between April to October the chances it will arrive melted is significant. Second favorite sweet is gummy candy - especially Swedish fish.

💟 I enjoy VR Cardio games (Supernatural, Beat Saber) on our Oculus headsets.


Magenta3 rated for Napkins napkins napkins! on Feb 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the napkins!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating ☺️
Comment: Thanks Barbara for the beautifull flowers. They fragility is very nice.......
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating
Response: Thanks for rating
Zefaniya rated for YTPC: Decoupaged Playing Card Tags on Feb 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the pretty florals on both these ATCs & the extras you included. Hope to be your partner in a future swap!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Cindymt rated for FTLOC#1-BIG Happy mail swap -US on Feb 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you 😊
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
JanHardt rated for FFF: Matchbook Paperclips on Feb 10, 2023
Comment: Barbara, I love the little matchbooks you made. I especially like the gold embellishments you added. And, the papers you included are an excellent addition to my stash. Great swap, thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely swap and all the goodies.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Thank you!
Inesrv rated for VJP: Neutral Palette on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you Barbara for this beautiful Tag and goodies! Have a wonderful day and happy swaps :)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
isabellasnow rated for FFF: Neutral Fabric Collage Tag on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Hello dear Barbara, and thank you for this absolutely gorgeous tag! I love the laces you used--especially that side piece with the sun-like design. Love that the Kraft paper shows through the laces and the bead/pearl dangle is a beautiful touch. Thanks, too, for the generous pieces of lace and fabric you sent!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for hosting, rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much the stamps you used were very interesting and fun. I absolutely loved opening this and all of the extras you sent me I absolutely adore and can’t wait to use them! Thank you so much and hope you had fun making these.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Oh my, what an amazing swap! I loved the beautiful envelopes you made for me, they are so elegant! Thank you for the extras as well, those Edith Holden pages are so special!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: Love it. Amazing as usual. Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for another great swap ❤️
MissChief rated for Collage Supply Paper Swap on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Wow! You went well over 2 ounces! That was very kind! I loved how many different languages you had collected and were willing to share. Thank you for the die cuts and nature pages as well.
Response: You're welcome. I have lots to share so it was easy to go a little over the 2 ounces. 😉
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful pockets and tags!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating and the heart ❤️
Comment: I like the accordion journal insert very much! The added yarn and clip made it so much more interesting.I also like how you decorated it and added the words.And I LOVED the postcards! The first one had the whole person so it wasn;t until the second one that I realized they are all about the shoes. Thank you so much, very thoughtful!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like what I sent... Especially the shoe postcards. They just had to be yours ❤️
shalvorsen rated for YTPC: pocket pouches USA on Dec 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much!!! I love pink and I love everything about these pouches. Thank you for the extras too. Love it all!!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like what I sent ❤️.
EchoLima rated for YTPC: Accordion Pocket x 2 ~ USA on Dec 19, 2022
Comment: It's finally here! I told you my mail was slow, lol! Thank you so much for the adorable pocket and all the cool goodies! It quite literally made my day!
Response: I'm so glad it made it safely and that it out a smile on your face ☺️ Thanks for rating and the ❤️

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JuneRosebud on Mar 1, 2023:

Thank you bunches for the FEB RAK #2 - Embroidery Floss - Three Winners called 2/17!! I love how vibrant the colors are!! RAKS ONLY USA

gingerbee on Feb 28, 2023:

Thank you so much for the February RAK of embroidery floss. It is a nice addition to my craft stash! Have a great day!

grammypammy on Feb 13, 2023:

Hugs, Pam

circularlogic on Feb 13, 2023:

Winner winner winner!!! $6.30 in postage coming at you!!! RAKS USA Only🥰

Highlander18 on Jan 15, 2023:

Thank you very much for the beautiful and variety of patterns - January RAK - Scrapbook Paper destash. Will have fun with these in crafting.

chimerix on Jan 15, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of papers for your scrapbook paper RAK. I just love so many of them. They are going to be great in my crafting. Aloha

supersquirrel on Jan 14, 2023:

Love the assortment of papers you sent me for the January RAKs Only - especially the fortune cookie and rain boots! Thank you ❤️🐿️❤️

katjl on Jan 13, 2023:

Thank you so much for the scrapbook paper destash. Great selection of papers. I will surely use them. 😍

Jillemina on Jan 10, 2023:

OH MY GOODNESS! I just received the sweetest and most thoughtful envelope in the mail! Thank you so much for the kindness! And stamps? WOOHOO! I can never have enough!! Jill

sleepykitty on Dec 26, 2022:

Thank you for your Dec 2022 RAK #3 of wonderful rainbow stickers! I love them! 😽💗💗💗

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