Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2020 2:53 am


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: August 14, 2020
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Husband retired. Two daughters both married. Two granddaughters. One cat. I am spiritual, but not religious. I embrace tenets from many beliefs and recognize the existence of a higher power. I dislike "good ole' boy" politics & do not identify with any specific party. I am a tree-hugging animal lover & love nature.

Crafts: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery/crewel, dried florals, papercrafting; Arts: drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing prose/poetry, journaling, cooking, playing piano, reading.

Likes: Traveling, cruising, salt air, the ocean, crisp morning air, rain on my face, fall colors, laughter of children, smiles, soft snowfall, the wind, fantasy, meditation, metaphysics, silence, hugs

Favorite Music

Genre: Folk, Blues, Alternative, World Music, New Age: Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, David Bowie, Dr. John, Annie Lenox, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Andrea Bochelli, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, CCR, Steve Winwood, Dead Can Dance, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, and oh, so many others!

Favorite Books

Books: American Dirt, Cutting for Stone, White Dog Falling from the Sky, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Dune series, Water for Elephants, The Silent Patient, Where the Crawdads Sing; Authors: Steven King, Sharon Kay Pennman, Ken Follett, John Grisham; Poetry: Gail Mazur, Rod McKuen, Maxine Kumin, Edgar Alan Poe (poetry/prose), Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost

Favorite Movies

Not a movie goer-- just watch whatever's playing on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Netflix, etc.; Love foreign films (with subtitles, not dubbed); Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Survivor, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race; found "The Castaways" totally fascinating.

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Crewel, Any papercrafts (but especially Inchies, Twinchies, ATCs & Moo cards), Journaling, Sewing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, shell pictures, drawing


Likes: Coffee (not decaf) Caffeinated tea of all kinds, All colors, Handmade papers, Used postage stamps from anywhere, Die cuts; Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee, Religious stuff, Disney (I’ve outgrown it)

Wish list

I have been doing papercrafts all my life & have a whole room of supplies & tools. I can honestly say I don't need another thing. I just replace supplies.

Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists: Jaime & Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Alphonse Mucha, Erte, Norman Rockwell, Peter Maxwell, Maxfield Parrish; Art Deco, Art Nuvo

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I try to get my swaps done as soon as I sign up because I sign up for so many. Therefore, they do not reflect partner preferences as partners are not assigned until weeks later. I don't sign up for profile swaps for this reason.

Please don’t feel you must include extras in our swaps. Your awesome creative art is enough to make me happy and is the base for my rating.

I take my membership in the groups I belong to or have created very seriously. The founders/coordinators/officers of these groups work very hard to think of swaps, vet participants, and troubleshoot any problems. I do my best to support them by signing up for swaps and being available to host when needed.

I have never, nor will I ever flake on any swap I undertake. If I find, by some cruel twist of fate, that I cannot complete a swap by its deadline, I will notify you & the coordinator to obtain a mutually agreeable solution. I will rate promptly, usually on the day I receive. I would appreciate it if you have any problems with or do not receive any of my swaps that you notify me so I may rectify the problem. I promise to do the same for you.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful creative journey with you!


McAnaraks rated for Art with Squares on Aug 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the bright, colourful handpainted card. I will include it a blogpost and I'll give you a link to it when I publish it .
Response: Fantastic! Thank you for inclusion in your blog & for the heart.
Drea3nvy rated for SUSA - Sexy Legs ATC on Aug 14, 2020
Comment: Love it!! Thank you so much for the adorable swap!!
Response: This was a fun swap! Thank you for the heart & glad you liked it!
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Circle love - July on Aug 12, 2020
Comment: Hi Dianne! Your pc made it just fine and I love the design! Wow on cutting out the stencil - I am very impressed! Yes, this summer is very unusual and hopefully not the new norm forever! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I’m glad the PC made it through! Thank you for your positive inspiration & for the heart.
hibiscus rated for The Eyes Have it -Zetti Tag on Aug 12, 2020
Comment: This wonderfully creative tag! Wow ... I am always amazed at the methods used to create .. those eyelashes ! How did you ever think of this ... of course green eyes are my favorites anyway nice work and the quote was perfect thank you also for the generous goodies .. just a great swap your talent is obvious
Response: I am flattered by your wonderful & inspiring comments. Green eyes are my favorite, too (one of my daughters has them). The eyelashes came from some yarn I was knitting with a couple of years ago. So incredibly pleased you liked the tag! Thank you for the heart.
KaliOya rated for PCA: July Swap on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ice cream art. I always feel so honored when someone takes the time to create a piece of art for me!!! Happy swapping.
Response: So glad you liked it! Hope it helped you feel cooler in this heat. Thank you for the heart.
EleanB rated for ACTs: Coin a Phrase on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the starfish, and the extras were sweet.
Response: You are so welcome. When I get a “sender’s choice”, i inevitably choose a beach/ocean theme. Thank you for the heart.
craftykathy1 rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #32 on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: I love that the birds on the stamp goes so nicely with the bird you put on the ATC. Thank you for the little extras too. I REALLY love that you shared how you did the background. I enjoy that so much when my partners share their process. There's so much to learn and create with. Blessings to you, Kathy.
Response: When I was in a local swap group that met twice a month, we shared how we created our art. I like the idea because, you are right, we can learn new things through others. Thank you for the heart.
PeliKat rated for PA: Favorite Quote on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Dianne, I love your postcard! The drawings were great and I especially liked the dragonfly. I liked the way you edged the address side as well, and your penmanship is outstanding; I always notice that because mine is so not outstanding. This one will go in my 'special' postcard album. Thank you so much for all the creative energy you put into it! Best wishes to you!
Response: Your comments are so inspiring! Thank you for adding my PC to your special album.i am so flattered. Thank you for the heart as well.
PaperPassion rated for Zetti Journal Page #4 on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Lovely butterfly page.Great addition to my journal thank you so much and for the extras also.
Response: I’ve found 2 new addictions—skinnies & journal pages! Thank you for hosting this swap & for the heart.
tcornell rated for MMPC - Zetti ATC w/ Numbers on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Your ATC is beautiful! Thank you ♥
Response: Zetti can be challenging, but I’m starting to get the concept. Thank you for your kind comment & the heart.
CookieMomster78 rated for MMPC: Etegami PC on Aug 7, 2020
Comment: 🌺💖Your beautiful postcard was an absolute delight to find in my mailbox today! Thank you for sharing such pretty plumerias - I love how you drew and colored them! The back of the card got a layer torn off en route, so I didn’t get to read all you wrote me. But I am grateful for the quote you shared on front of the postcard and gathered that you liked the quote too! Such a pleasure to “connect” with you in some small way! (Especially during all this social distancing stuff). Thanks again for participating in the swap with me!
Response: Sorry the back was damaged but happy the design & your address made it through! I like the simplicity of this swap. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Dianne, thank you for the great index cards. I love the way the stencil colors stand out against the backgrounds. You have a great eye with color. And the tissue paper you wrapped them in will be perfect for a collage project I am starting.
Response: I’m glad you liked them. This size lends itself to using the space for bigger creative ideas. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I love the little gold edging. SO pretty. Thanks for the little goodies and note too.
Response: You are entirely welcome! Nice to have you as a partner again. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the fun card. I love the mask on the girl - so fitting for the times we're in.
Response: So true (unfortunately). Glad you liked her! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I love the paper. I chuckled at "stinky thoughts." :)
Response: The silly stuff that runs through your mind! Like these SOC swaps. Thank you for being my partner.
PaperPassion rated for TIMs: Anything Goes Moo on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great moos.I love all the texture and layers.Beautiful as always.
Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments! Glad to have you as a partner again! Thanks for the heart as well.
marymary914 rated for Woodland Series #6 - DEER ATC on Aug 6, 2020
Comment: I love the torn paper! Thanks so much!
Response: You are entirely welcome, Mary! Thanks for the heart.
miyi rated for CPG July 20 Senders Choice PC - GLOBAL on Aug 4, 2020
Comment: Yes the cute banana split arrived fine, with most of the whipped cream still intact! Great ice cream choices, I love coffee ice cream too. It's almost always hot and humid in Singapore, every day can be ice cream day!
Response: Hot & humid today & hurricane blowing by. We will get the eastern edge. Good day for ice cream! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the inspiring butterfly skinny. I liked the words you wrote on it. Thank you for the fun extras as well. Happy August!
Response: You are welcome. I enjoyed making it for you. Thank you for the heart.
vick302000 rated for ACTs: Mutt’s Day Coin on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: What acute little doggie. Thank you.
Response: Glad you liked him! Thank you for the heart & for joining the swap.

Rating Overview

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Gobarb on Jun 8, 2020:

I can't thank you enough for sending me the ATC coin blanks! It was so sweet of you. These should tide me over until I get my machine running again and when I can figure it out how to use it (again)! 😉 You are a great friend! 😘

Gobarb on May 10, 2020:

Good luck with the chemo treatments. I hope they are not too bad and that they work! Thinking and praying for you. I see my oncologist at the cancer center on Tues. the 12th. Interested to see if he wants me to start chemo yet. 🤗

yvonne401 on Dec 22, 2019:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

hibiscus on Oct 11, 2019:

thank you for the most amazing and inspiring zetti… great technique...

Aladyjackson on Mar 27, 2019:

👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑👑🤟🏾🤟🏾🤟🏾🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️ Thanks for commenting on my profile page! And thanks for accepting my friend request too💁🏾‍♀️ I have been taking a short break from swapping but I will be back soon! I will look you up for a swap! Glad to know you!! Big hugs!!🤗🤗🤩🤪

ladydy5 on Jun 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday today. Just noticed that. Enjyed your twinchie very much.

jukejan on May 28, 2018:

Thanks for joining Oceana Spirit swap. It's great to read your profile and see Nancy Griffiths and the Wyeths represented in your likes. I love Jamie Wyeth's the Buoy Tree which I saw in Camden, Maine. I want to paint my own version from my buoy tree.

Poeprincess on Mar 28, 2018:

My head is hanging low because I was rated a 1 for the Art Deco swap by my partner. I have never been rated less than a 5, so you can imagine my shock. I had no explanation why it was given, so I sent her a msg. Come to find out, she never received it even though it was sent early. Although I would have appreciated a "heads up" before the rating, I am so happy it is something easily corrected. I have made a duplicate and will have it in the mail ASAP. Please, all, before you give a 1 rating alert your partner so they have a chance to rectify the situation and retain their previous ratings. This can affect their group memberships, joining swaps & good name. Swap-bot is my life and creative haven, so thank you all for your faith in me.

dobie256 on Dec 30, 2017:

Keb Mo' is fab! Enjoyed reading your profile. :)

ladydy5 on Sep 22, 2017:

Glad to have you in our group of fab swappers! Artistically Inclined 😊

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