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Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: October 16, 2021
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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My name is Joyce and I live in Jackson Heights New York City with my DH and where I work at a paper and craft store.

I run two groups here on Swap-bot -

Halloween Everyday in the USA - for all lovers of all things Halloween! We will host mostly type 2 and three 3 swaps! Come visit, say hi, maybe stay awhile and swap with us!

The second group is Craft Hoarders! If you have a ton of craft supplies and ephemera, and love to do "destash" swaps, come check out the group homepage, hang out awhile and hopefully join us as we swap all kinds of fun things, from ATC kits to ephemera destashes with different themes. Open to US swappers who have been on swap bot a least a month and have a rating of at least 4.98

I am working on several altered book art journals -I just completed the Bee art journal, the other is Celestial Rabbit themed. I am also gathering items for an Steampunk Owl themed journal as well. Any items sent that would work with these themes would be super appreciated and would certainly earn you hearts!

I am a lover of bits and pieces, reuser of cool junk, queen of salvaged trash.AKA - Pack rat

Fall is my favorite season. I love the smell of cold air, the crunch of leaves under foot, and of course, Halloween, my favorite holiday

I believe a cup of tea will cure almost any bad mood. So will a good phone conversation with your best friend, sibling, or mom or dad.

I love collage and am getting back into paper arts.

Let's talk Halloween

My favorite holiday is Halloween, and I plan, prepare and craft all year round for it.

I prefer gothic, vintage and steampunk Halloween themes.

I adore anything Jack Skeleton from Nightmare Before Christmas.

I also have a weakness for Halloween plush toys!

This years Halloween tree theme is haunted pumpkin patch! Think scary (but not gorey) jack o'lanterns - vintage or goth or steampunk. Hoping to use more organic materials such as wood, fabric, metal. Would love any felted jack o'lanterns! Colors are prominantly orange, gold, rust, brown.

I especially love Bats, Vampires (Anne Rice, not Twilight) Vintage themes, classic monsters. And please, please, NO fun foam shapes.

A quick side note - I am not a big fan of ugly witch images. I also love skulls, but not sugar skulls.


  • A - Alice In Wonderland (classic illustrations only) / ATCs / Anything Halloween
  • B - Bats / Bees / Bowie / Buttons
  • C - Card making / Coins / Classic Monsters
  • D - Distressed surfaces / Dirigibles / Decoupage
  • E - Ephemera / Embossing
  • F - Feathers / Fangs / Fabric
  • G - Gears / Ghosts / Gothic
  • H - Halloween!!!!!
  • I - Inks / Italian papers
  • J - Journals / Jewelry making / Junk
  • K - Keys (Skeleton) / Knobs
  • L - Letters / Lobsters / Lovecraft
  • M - Monty Python / Music sheets / Matchboxes
  • N - Nightmare Before Christmas / Nosferatu
  • O - Owls / Octopus
  • P - Paris / Postage Stamps / Poe / Paper
  • Q - Quidditch / Quilling
  • R - Rabbits!!! / Rubber Stamps / Rivets
  • S - Steampunk / Skulls / Stickers
  • T - Tim Burton / Tea parties / Travel
  • U - Umbrellas
  • V - Vampires / Vintage
  • W - Woodland creatures / Watch parts / Wax seals
  • X - Xyron (sticker maker and the 510)
  • Y - Yarn / Yeti
  • Z - Zentangle

Movies and TV

  • Movies: in no particular order - I am a huge Sci-Fi/Fantasy Geek so I love all Star Trek / Star Wars movies, as well as Princess Bride, The Holy Grail, Spaceballs, Nightmare before Christmas, Gross Pointe Blank, Serendipity, Brave. I am also a huge fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!

  • TV: During these past few months, I have been binge watching several shows to keep me laughing - We love to watch "Nailed It" and "Whose line is it Anyway" one of my other favorites is Psych! and I enjoy Miracle Workers and The Good Place. My husband loves wrestling, and I sometimes enjoy watching along!

Favorite Books

Ah, well I certainly can't pick a favorite book but here are some of the writers I love Anne Rice, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Richard Adams. I love Science Fiction and Fantasy. One of my favorite books is Watership Down by Richard Adams - I read it when I was 12 and then started collecting rabbits - I have over 100 now.

Favorite Crafts

I love all kinds of paper crafts, but I don't scrapbook. I've started making art and junk journals to use up alll the great ephemera I own. I also love creating ATC's. I love making jewelry and working with all kinds of ribbons as well.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, but since I am a child of the 80's, my favorite is new wave, industrial, punk and goth The Cure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran. Loved them then and love them still Also love Irish music, Classical and Jazz

Tea Please!

I love all kinds of tea, but prefer mostly flavored black teas, with my favorite being Earl Grey. I also enjoy Chai teas and other spiced flavors. For herbal, I enjoy jasmine and chamomile.

The Hubby enjoys flavored green teas.

If I have any dislike, they would be anything Lipton brand (yuck) fruit zinger (too tangy), or decaf (why?)


There are just a few things I'd rather not rather not receive. They are:

Anything religious or political themed

Washi tape samples

Foam shapes!!!

Kid's crafts


Disney themes ( Nightmare Before Christmas the exception)

Anything with Santa on it

Sugar Skulls or Zombie themes

Perfumes or cosmetics

Lipton, Zinger, or Decaf Teas

I always pass on things that I don't use, so if the swap is not profile specific and you send me something on this list, don't worry, I never throw anything away.


MamaD rated for Halloween JJ Goodies on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment of Halloween Journal goodies! I love it all! Can't wait to incorporate them into my Halloween Journal! Thanks again so much and for hosting this!!
tristitia rated for CH - Scrap Attack! #3 on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the envie of fun scraps! I love using scraps, and I love the challenge of trying to incorporate/use other peoples' scraps, too, lol! I'm going to have some fun with these!
Comment: This was so excellent open! The letter was a delight to read. Thank you!
sandyponey rated for HEUSA - BOO Box! on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween treasures. I love the chest of drawers. Hugs, Sandy
goosey rated for CH - Scrap Attack! #3 on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: joyce, thank you for these wonderful bits! such a great assortment!!
JudalineZ rated for Private: Big Boo Box on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for all the cool things you sent!
Sequoia183 rated for CH - ATC kit for Halloween on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Such a fun collection! Thank you
Comment: Hi Joyce and thank you for the awesome handmade Halloween card. Great job done on it! Thank you too for the Halloween stickers. Loving all! I hope you have fun celebrating Halloween out of town!
aprilivy rated for HEUSA - Super Halloween Card Swap! on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much :) I love the card!
Comment: LOVE the card! And I will certainly use the adorable stickers. Thank you!
Comment: This is always such a fun challenge and what you did with the supplies was very clever. I wouldn't have thought of cutting the bats out of the washi tape! Thanks so much and Happy Halloween!
Christopherpines rated for Decluttering our Kitchen on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Great job organizing, and purging! I know you said you didn't really have the room to get too bad in the kitchen, but i applaud your thinking outside the box and sorting the canned goods. I definitely could do that too!
USAFwife rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #7 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great card! When I first looked at it, I thought it was handmade. :) I also enjoy exchanging cards, but don't usually display them for very long, but I like your idea of recycling :) I'm also happy to see the end of summer - it was too hot and dry for my liking! I've always loved fall best, though. :) Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you im over summer to lol we started having cool nights. And im a pumpkin spice junkey to lol
AZmom875 rated for Decluttering our Kitchen on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for participating in this swap. I loved reading about your kitchen declutter in the comments.
Comment: Just a quick note to let you know I received your card. I’m saving all my Halloween swaps to open throughout October. I will be coming back and leaving a proper review once I have opened it. Thank you!!!
rkassman rated for Halloween flip tag swap on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: I love love love these flip tags, they are so well coordinated and fun! Thank you - and the extras are delightful :)
Comment: What a beautifully spooky master board square, Joyce! Thank you so much! I love it! Thanks, also, for the really cool card, and for decorating the envelope and using a Halloween postage stamp! 🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡🖤🧡
Comment: I absolutely love your cube! It is wonderful! Thank you as well for the lovely letter. That was so sweet, thank you for thinking of me!!
LauraM540 rated for CH - Scrap Attack! #2 on Sep 26, 2021
Comment: Awesome selection of scraps! Thank you so much

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bringitb on Sep 24, 2021:

Hi! I'm hosting a Halloween gift swap, honoring the Secret Santa spirit of redditgifts. Spreading the word in case you’d be interested in joining: https://swap-bot.com/swap/show/321715 👻

debtea2 on Aug 29, 2021:

user6937 on Jul 21, 2021:

The Menagerie tag as arrived - thanks for all the bee items; I even kept the Washi tape and the ends of your note - I'll be able to use them all! LOVE the die-cuts :)

CariahCreates on May 28, 2021:

Thank you for all of the great PL goodies from the I collect tag!

ImnotDorothy on May 10, 2021:

Hi Joyce,

I just received the playing cards for the forum tag: Swap Tag US - Rated Swappers Only! These are great. I have never seen the foil ones before. I can’t wait to use them. Thank you for the extras too.

DeAnnaVarela on Mar 6, 2021:

Thank you for angeling the Creepy Cool ATCoins. Your master board is fabulous!

Hugs, DeAnna

PS To answer your questions, my original partner has not followed up or sent a resend. : (

DeAnnaVarela on Feb 8, 2021:


Thank you for the gorgeous "Creepy Cool" DAJ. I love the paper you made and the technique.

Thank you so very much, DeAnna

chimerix on Jan 27, 2021:

Thanks so much for the box of beads. I got them a few days ago and forgot to post. There are many useful things in there. So many pretties. Aloha

debtea2 on Dec 31, 2020:

ladyaries7 on Dec 6, 2020:

Thank you for the stationery for the "I collect" tag

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