Swap-bot Time: May 30, 2020 1:09 am


Date Joined: July 19, 2016
Last Online: May 29, 2020
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States

About Me

I am very proud of my 5 rating. I NEVER flake. If you do not receive from me I am glad to re-send. All you need to do is send a me a PM and I will get a re-send out by the next day.

I live in a small town in Texas that has one blinking yellow light and a few stop signs. I have a fur child, Peaches. I taught public school for 33 years: home economics. I retired in 2014.

I like to crochet . I have made over 50 pet mats for a local animal adoption center. And I have also made hats for chemo patients and cocoons for preemies.

ABC Likes:
A - Aqua, Austria, Aprons
B - Bunnies, Big Bang Theory
C - Cats, Crochet, Crafting, Chocolate, Country music, Calvin & Hobbes
D - Dancing, Dallas Cowboys, Dirty Dancing (the movie)
E - Easter
F - Flowers
G - Gnomes
H - Hello Kitty, Hedgehogs
I - Iced tea
J - Journals, 'Junking'
K - Kittens, Kolaches
L - Lavender, London
M - Morning pages, Marshmallows
N -
O - Otters
P - Pink, Pocket letters, Polka music, Pressed pennies, Pinterest
Q -
R - Red, Reading, Rubber ducks, Road trips
S - Sewing, Spring, San Antonio Spurs, Snoopy, Suzy's Zoo
T - Travel
U -
V -
W - Washi tape, Willie Nelson, Waterfalls, Watermelon, Winnie the Pooh (and Tigger, too!)
X -
Y - YouTube, Yarn
Z -

Favorite Music

The only time I really listen to music is when I âm in the car. And then, the radio station is set on country music or I may listen to cds. Most of those are either country or polka/waltz music from local bands. Polka music is ˜happy music for happy people!"

Favorite Books

I like to read, mainly fiction. I have a small collection of books about pets! When I get one of those, they stay with me. When I finish with other books, I either donate or give to someone else. I also like reading personal stories from World War II.

Favorite Movies

I don't watch a lot of movies. Even growing up, we never went to the movies. Living out in the country didn't lend itself to being able to go to the movies. Now, if I go to movies, it will be for a romantic comedy. I don't care for horror movies or sci fi.

Favorite Television

My guilty pleasure is watching reality shows, such as Big Brother, Bachelor and Bachelorette, Survivor and Amazing Race. I always wanted to be a contestant on the Amazing Race (before they started doing those really difficult roadblocks and challenges!). I also like to watch Jeopardy and get really excited when I can know the question, especially the final question! Other favorite shows include House Hunters, Tiny House Nation, Texas Flip & Move and Flip or Flop, The Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls

. Favorite Crafts

I love to crochet. I have made pet mats for local animal shelters, cocoons for preemies and chemo hats for cancer patients. I also make scarves, dishcloths, just about anything that isn't too difficult. Let me crochet and watch television and I am a happy camper!

I used to make a lot of beaded items: jewelry, Christmas ornaments, etc. But I haven't been doing a lot of that lately.

I have always had a fondness for paper crafting. Anything to do with paper makes me smile. Scrapbooking, journals, now pocket letters and trying ATCs - any of that makes me happy!

I also sew. I have been sewing since I was nine years old - that was a looooong time ago. I also taught sewing when I was teaching and that was my favorite part of the year.

I will try just about any craft. People would always ask me, "Why are you making that?" My answer would be, "To see if I can!"


I don't have a lot of dislikes and am pretty easy to please. That being said... if you would like receiving what you are sending me, than I will most likely be happy to receive it.
The only holiday that I am not fond of is Halloween. I don't like the ghoulish, creepy, etc. things that are associated with Halloween (including skulls and crossbones). If I participate in a swap dealing with Halloween, I would prefer the cute, smiley ghosts, bats, cats, etc. I can send the 'creepy' kind but I prefer to receive the 'cutesy' kind!

PLEASE...No Thank You

I am listing several items that I do not care to receive in swaps (unless the swap calls for it). I either have too much of these items or no use for them. Thanks for understanding! * NO magazine cutouts * NO sticker flakes * NO alphabet stickers * NO reward/school type stickers * NO leftover paper scraps * NO notecards * NO sticky notes * NO note pads or loose memo sheets


Items listed in no particular order... * Gnome washi tape * Unused US Forever postage stamps * Embossing folders * Dies (new or gently used) * Vintage playing cards * Vintaqe ephemera to use in junk journals * Return address labels * Project Life cards


Comment: Blessing sounds like a very nice place to live. I'm glad that Harvey went around y'all. I've been through a couple hurricanes myself and that storm was a beast.
Comment: Love love love! Thank you for the letters and the goodies! I am excited to write back!!
Comment: I’d love to write u back if that’s ok. Thank you for the nice note and extras. ❤️❤️
Response: Sure! That would be fun!
Comment: I love this envie of travel related goodies Renee, thank you so much! Especially love the "Air Mail" notecard! Have a great weekend :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute stationary! Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you - I love them both, especially the flower one with a bit of a boho feel. I also like the little book page holders you slipped them into, very cute!
Comment: It's beautiful! You did a really good job of pulling it all together, and I love the words that you added - thank you!
Comment: I am so honored that you chose to send me all those old papers and ephemera! Yes, great for journals! I love the hot pepper note card too! But my favorite is that old Japanese pattern paper! What a find!!! Thank you so much 💖🌷
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely swap!!
Comment: Hi Renee! These are just lovely! LOVE the themes--sewing and kitties--two of my absolute favorites! Love all the embellishments and collage work on them--hangovers--haha--funny name, beautiful results!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you. Happy Easter=)
CookieMomster78 rated for MMPC: Napkin De-stash on Apr 8, 2020
Comment: Oh thank you so very much for sharing all of these splendid deco-napkins! They are without a doubt the most beautiful ones I’ve ever received! Really looking forward to using them in my arts and crafts!!!
isabellasnow rated for MJS: Napkin Swap USA on Apr 6, 2020
Comment: Oh, Renee, it's a napkin-palooza! And you sent the PRETTIEST patterns! I can't wait to use them and I really appreciate that you separated the top layer! I'm going to spend one whole day doing nothing but decoupaging these beauties to book pages. Thank you!
Comment: Cute card, great enclosures. I hope you are staying safe and healthy!
edgetorn rated for YTPC: Paper Scrap Snippet Strips on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Renee....I love your creativity from the decorated envelope, the cute pockets, the awesome Snippet strips..super cool! I love your card and pages of music, dictionary and magazine. So very thoughtful...a million hearts!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, stickers and washi tape.
Comment: Thank you for the Hoppy Easter mail :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the Easter card and cute kitty card <3

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Snaileditcrafts on Mar 16, 2020:

Hi Renee, I just sent out the swap, "Anything Goes Easter Card & Flat Surprise Swap USA" I hope it arrives quickly and safely! Have a wonderful Easter! E

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!

apirl 1

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

racheljohnson on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely card you sent to us for the New Year Rachel & Travis Swap. Your kind words are so appreciated and I am sorry it has taken me so long to write you a message of thanks. We love the Swap-bot community and hope to keep the site running for as long as we can! Thank you for being a part of this fun, snail mail experience!! Happy 2018!

kittyhahahotbot on Dec 24, 2017:

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BetsyG on May 8, 2017:

I received the jam you finished today. I love what you added. I hope you will continue to participate. Have a great day!

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