Swap-bot Time: August 10, 2020 8:44 am


Date Joined: July 4, 2014
Last Online: July 15, 2020
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Linda and I'm a mixed-media artist, instructor, and designer, teaching mostly to women, but occasionally men. I specialize in paper arts, but also books & journals, dolls, wearable art, and assemblage projects. I live in a small town in NC, and love to travel & shop at antique stores for supplies to use in my class kits.

Things I Collect

I've been collecting rubber stamps for 40 years. My favorite manufacturers are Artful Illusions (online as Mrs. O'Leary's), Invoke Arts, Catslife Press, Stampers Anonymous, and anything collage related.

I love sending & receiving decorated and handmade envelopes through the mail! Everything leaving my house is in a rubber stamped envelope whether it's going to the IRS or a donation to the SPCA. I mail envelopes, paper plates, chunks of cardboard and clear plastic bottles filled with candy, a note, and shredded mylar.

Other things I collect: handmade envelopes, playing cards, Tarot cards, washi tape, game pieces, and assorted ephemera like old tickets, receipts, deeds, and postcards to use in my art.

I especially enjoy swapping postcards of all kinds. Those are some of my favorite swaps, especially vintage and b&w PC's.

A favorite collection: my old black & white photographs, mostly of women and groups of women, laughing and doing silly things, that I use on my journal pages, adding captions of witty sayings.

I love making journals of all shapes and sizes and then filling them with cheerful as well as unusual ephemera and rubber stamped images. I have multiple smash books, junk journals & art journals and love all the new, bright, cheerful supplies and pockets to adorn my pages.


I do a great bit of travel to teach classes, but also because we love sightseeing. We've bought a brand new 2017 Mercedes Winnebago so we get to see far more of this great country. Road trips here we come!

I've been to England 3 times and France once. Would love to visit England again.


My favorite number is 14. Do me a favor. If you've read this far down my profile, please include the number 14 on whatever you send me. Write it, stamp it, cut the numbers off the page of a magazine or book. Tape it down, use a glue stick, or slip it loose in an envelope. Sending a PC? You can still add it on there somewhere. Let's see if I'm clever enough to find it and mention it when I rate you. Wanna play?

Favorite books: I prefer mysteries or humorous fiction. My favorite authors are Dick Francis and Robert B. Parker.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I like both cute and scary.

Favorite color: Yellow

This and That

I have a 700 sq. ft. studio filled with art I've made, far too many supplies, and art I've received. Since joining swap-bot my boxes of mail art are overflowing, which is a good thing!

I'm now making envelopes from old topography maps, calendar pages and scrapbook paper just to keep up with the amount of mail I have going out daily.

I own more than a dozen different sets of alphabet rubber stamps and use those often on my mail art. If you know a funny saying, or see one in print, by all means send it to me! It will go in a journal for sure, but might just be stamped on a future envelope.

My love of swapping!

Oh my, it's now been four years of incredible swapping! Thanks to everyone who has sent me fabulous swaps and rated me graciously when you've received one of mine that meant a lot to you. Here's to another great year!!

I always mail my swaps on time and I always rate the day the mail arrives.

Wish List

I love cute note cards like Punch Studio from Tuesday Morning and note pads for making grocery lists or jotting down a note to include in my swaps. I can always use address labels, bookmarks, pens, markers, clips, and brads. I love little bags and envelopes to attach to the pages of my journals.

We have a little black Scottish Terrier named Mercedes Benz, named after 1 of our cars, so anything with the black Scottie motif is always welcome, like note pads, etc.


Comment: Thank you for sharing this comical picture postcard! I love that you hand stamped my name in a colorful rainbow as well! Hope your travels to the Keys are safe and refreshing!
Response: Thanks for the rating. So glad you liked the card.
Kokoxo rated for UHM: Hand-made Envelopes on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: GORGEOUS envelopes! ~ Thank you SO much, such a great swap, as always βœ¨πŸ’–
Response: So happy you were pleased. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: What an amazing and generous bunch of goodies! So many wonderful papers, ephemera, rubber stamping, and vintage images. I absolutely love everything and can't wait to get creative. Thank you so much! β™₯
Response: Yippee! So glad you were pleased. Thanks for the rating
Cicely321 rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 7, 2019
Comment: Thank You ~ MeRRy CHRisTmas and HaPpy NeW YeAr! :o)
IDreamOfAfrica rated for SMSUSA: Paper Scraps on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the genuine and meaningful collection of vintage, rare, and interesting patterned paper that required some of your undivided attention and quality time to sort, organized, and de-stash. I am deeply touched and truly humbled and honored to have been your partner. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. πŸ’–β₯πŸ’žβ¦πŸ’•β§πŸ’—β™‘πŸ’“β™₯οΈβ€οΈβ€πŸ’˜αƒ¦πŸ’β£πŸ’˜πŸ’šπŸ’ŸπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’› Ξ΅Ρ—Π· Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❀ ƸӜƷ Ξ΅Ρ—Π·
Response: Wow, I'm not sure I deserved such high praise but I really did have fun putting it together for you. Many thanks for the rating and kind words.
bjansen rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #5 on Dec 1, 2019
Response: Hope you've opened your gift by now and that you were pleased.
FiveAcres rated for QUICK Sender's Choice PC #6 USA on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard: I love photos of the Great Wall. It has been very cold here the past few days, though generally November is pretty mild.
Comment: I loved EVERYTHING you sent me!! Thank you so much! I especially like the cat washi tape!
Response: Woo Hoo! So glad you were pleased. I really had fun putting it all together for you. Thanks for the rating.
03Scarlett rated for Uplifting Article Swap on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: First off, Linda sent me (4) articles total so she went over and above the requirements and they were all excellent ones too by the way! Her envie was so colorful and decorated that it definitely made it HAPPY MAIL! And, on top of it, there was a long letter enclosed as well. I'd rate this higher if I could. Thanks so much, Linda!
Response: Thanks for the personal message and for the rating. So glad you were pleased. Looking forward to your reply.
smadronia rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #5 on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Fabriqueen rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #4 on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm looking forward o opening these! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Lucky me - I got gifts from you again! Everything is wrapped in sweetly decorated envelopes that will be so much fun to open. Thank you so much for one of the best swaps ever!!πŸ’–πŸ’“πŸ’ž
Response: When I saw that you were my partner for the third time I made sure not to duplicate anything, and in fact, spent more time trying to come up with clever gifts to surprise you. Sure hope when they've all been opened you feel I was successful. Thanks for the rating!
Jafferty rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #5 on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the very nicely decorated envelope! I am numbering each one and will begin opening one a day in Dec. Thank you!
Mindy82671 rated for QUICK Sender's Choice PC #6 USA on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Im curious to what may be inside, but I have put it away till Advent. Thank you for decorating the envelope nicely. Updated 12-19. Thank you for the washi samples (I do not have many kitty washi, so what you sent is so special), a postcard, a note card and recipe card. It was surely a nice surprise inside your card. Merry Christmas.
MadeByRori rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #4 on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: Oooh, I love the notecard, Washi samples and that fun little envie. Thank you!! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating. These Advent swaps are the gifts that keep on giving. So much fun to open throughout the month.
krspellman rated for Christmas Card Advent Calendar #3 on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much πŸŽ„
Kalalinga rated for M-an-E Group: Envie Advent #3 on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Linda!! Everything looks great and I can hardly wait for Advent to arrive. Cheers & Smiles.
LadyJo rated for Christmas Surprise Gift Swap on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for another lovely wrapped gift! Can't wait to open!

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CurlyTea on Oct 22, 2018:

Happy Belated Birthday!

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luckycharms on Oct 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday

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