Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 12:25 pm


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: January 15, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

Happy New Year! It is time to get back into swaps!


I am a 47yr old mom of two boys and I have been married 24 years now to a wonderful man who puts up with my crafting. Both of my sons are autistic (ASD). One is 20 and in college. The other is 12, in 6th grade and distance learning. We are blessed as my husband has been able to work from home.

I love butterflies and woodland animals such as foxes and deer. I miss going to Disneyland but one day it will reopen. I have recently started to admire Kevin the Kitten by Vanessa Stockard. Picture below of Kevin on her lap. Vanessa likes to paint him on older chairs or snuck into old master works.

My family and I do celebrate secular holidays.

Please message me if a swap is late or gone missing. During this Covid-19 virus time with CA having "shelter in place" order. I am not directly handing my mail over to the post worker as per usual before clicking the SENT on Swap-bot. I am placing the swap in my mailbox and then clicking SENT otherwise I would forget to click SENT if I wait. Depending on when the USPS picks up the mail, it may be postmarked the day after I SENT it. This should not cause a problem as I send my mail off days before the send by date.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are not interesting me much these days. I have been trying to do different crafts as of late. I like diamond painting as it relaxes me. I only make journals now occasionally. I haven't been writing much as I find it depressing.

This is a couple of pictures of diamond painting. The first is using a light pad. It can help quite a bit for those that have difficulty seeing.

I tend to do diamond painting with special rhinestones. I just enjoy all the colors. Similar to what you see below. You can see more on my IG link at the top of my profile.

Favorite Music, TV & Books

I prefer listening to pop and rock music. Recently I have been into K-pop bands (G)idle and Blackpink.

I prefer watching mostly DIY on YouTube or TV shows on Netflix/Hulu.

I have actually never had a favorite book. I used to read lots of books as a teen. As I became older, I just had worse and worse reading comprehension. I read passages over and over and nothing stuck. I found it very frustrating. It took me a while but I found out it is from a symptom of fibromyalgia called fibrofog.

Small Things I Enjoy

I love stickers, except puffy. I subscribe to Stickii and buy all three packs. They are awesome stickers that are non kiddie, non alpha, great for planners. Check them out at this Stickii Link

I do enjoy stamped images that I can color in and add to my journals.

I do like Kawaii stationery but I am not picky about it. So if you are in a Kawaii swap that is particular don't worry about what you send to me. I am okay with receiving Diaso, American Kawaii, and cheap Sanrio.

Disney characters, especially Minnie and Mickey. Oh and Stitch.

Postcards - No preferences.


Had a bad day, week, month? Running low on note cards, stationery but want to keep swapping? Message me if you would like a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) and I will see what can be done.

Deco Book Info

I enjoy working on deco books. I don't mind occasional homers to international destinations especially if you double check the return address.

Some of you may end up finding in your deco book work that has been done by Baba my mother who is a watercolor artist. She does the work but has me attach it to the book and mark the information for her. It will be signed pfa or P. Anderson instead of her nickname Baba. She loves looking at the deco books and I do encourage her to work on a page because that does help them move them along faster also her work is exceptional.

I use the following picture of her work in my swaps.


Looking For A Collector

I am currently looking for a collector of finished Deco Books, Magpie and Junk Journals. Someone who might take finished ones that no longer have a home. If this might be you, please message me here at swap-bot.

No Thank you, please

Please as a side note, I do not wish to receive anything religious. I am not religious but respect all religions and the people who practice them.

Sadly, candy treats I cannot have. I am on a special diet from my physician.

Please no clothing or house hold items.

I really don't care for glitter.
Please Note: A tiny amount well stuck to the paper such as on a card or sticker is fine.

I don't care for confetti or sequins.

I personally don't use temporary tattoos so they just get passed along.

I personally don't use puffy stickers as they are don't match my aesthetic for journals and so I just pass them along.

I personally don't use classroom reward stickers but I do pass them along to a few teachers that love them.

The End


TamiHope rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #3 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Hi Selene! What an adorable card you sent! And I loved your joke you added inside. :-) Thank you for such a fun swap - Happy Valentine's Day to you, too. Tami
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 123! on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: TY for the vintage Roma pc! ^^
Response: My pleasure! I am happy you liked it!
Comment: Did you get the cactus kit?? I am debating.. should I get a 2021 Hobonitchi?
Response: I did order the cactus kit and a few others like it. I am working on the first one and it has been fun! I did pick up another Hobonichi for 2021. Personally as busy as you are, I would recommend the larger daily page one the Techo. It worked well for me but I decided to try out the smaller Weeks for this year. I do highly recommend the Zebra Sarasa MARK ON gel pens for writing in them. The Hobonichi takes even fountain pen really well but the Mark On gel formula can be highlighted over within 5 sec of writing with no smearing!
Comment: I STILL collect stickers.. heh.. but you already know that :P! You bet your buttons I got ALL 3 ADVENTS... >0< now that I've gotten to day 23 I must say I really liked most of the picks this year :)
Response: Okay, I have something to admit. They sold the advents so early and I put them away so I would not open them early. Then with the fun of decorating and making an advent for my son. I forgot about the Stickii advents! Well, um I get some fun opening today. Hehe
Comment: Did you really throw candy?? :P You REALLY brought me back [like throwback!] with "Where the Sidewalk Ends" ! "The Giving Tree" always made me cry like a baby >0<
Response: I wanted really bad to throw candy but I left out a bowl full and kept adding to it. Only the first person emptied the bowl and ran. That is okay, I put out the worst candy first! hehe
Comment: OOOH~ Did you say JOURNALS..?? I'm in! :P hehe :) I agree - I want a dream craft room so bad! One day...!
Response: I write in very few journals but I collect many more. I have no idea why. I must though! I'd like a dream craft room so I can leave a project and not have to move it for whatever reasons. I will put it away and then forget. /sigh
Comment: This year has been heavy... Anxiety included -.- Some days it's like I either do TOO much or not enough - well it feels that way I suppose. Hang in there <3 2 days till xmas..! It will be a lowkey holiday this year.
Response: We played some new games on Christmas while opening the presents! It was lots of fun. Especially the getting to stay in PJs all day!
Comment: Rain is lovely, yes :) <3 I must admit, pumpkin spice and peppermint mocha = YES.
Response: Lots of rain around here right now. Do you get snow?
Comment: I am SO hooked on Stickii :P lol... hehe :) you're right :) I <3 mashed potatoes now that you mention it XD! I am SO grateful for you! This has been quite the year... Though we have never met, we do have a lot in common and share so many interests! I am so glad to have such a great swap friend <3
Response: One of my fun ideas is to one day go shopping for Pusheen stuff or Kawaii stationery with you! Though it may come down to rock, paper, scissors if there is only one item left! JK! <3
Comment: I think the Instax swaps should make a comeback! I gotta check out JetPens!
Response: I miss the Instax swaps! Careful checking out JetPens. It also is addicting hehe.
Comment: I haven't been quite on the ball either :/ tough times, lots on the mind.. Trying to stay "busy" but to a fault.. -.- BTW - I finally looked at and ordered from AliExpress [addicting!!!]
Response: It is quite addicting! Fun when the package arrives though with all the goodies. <3
Comment: Selene! <3 I hope all is well. I do the same thing TBH - dr/dentist wise. DIY can be so comforting, I agree ^^ Stay well, and happy [belated] Thanksgiving <3
Response: Had fun this Christmas Season! I hope you did too!
Comment: Thank you so much for such an awesome swap! happy holidays! Kim
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 123! on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Rome and the cute joke.
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: Wow, Selene! what a terrific & generous selection of postcards! Thanks so much. I especially love the orchids, the dove print (reminds me of an Escher drawing), and - for a laugh just when I needed one - the weird science card!
Response: I was hoping you would like those. :) Thank you for the heart!
Rosa1 rated for Postcard Journal Prompt on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you ~ great Q's and cute kitties! :)
Response: My pleasure! I am so happy you like the journal! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for such an awesome swap! Happy Holidays
Response: My pleasure! Happy Holidays to you as well. <3
aprilivy rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 123! on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 123! on Dec 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: My pleasure!
Jocecrafts rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 123! on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: The little joke you wrote on the postcard cracked me up. Thank you for the smiles.
Response: I am for giggles! Thank you for the heart bonus!

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MissBrenda on Jan 13, 2021:

Happy Birthday my friend! Hope your day is as wonderful as you are!

alafour on Jan 10, 2021:

Thank you for the Birthday Card! you are so sweet!

thisismeAXiD on Jan 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

Rosa1 on Dec 30, 2020:

christy102194 on Dec 29, 2020:

Thank you for the ADORABLE Meowy Catmas cute card <3 hope you had a lovely xmas! ^^

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:



OrigamiGrace on Dec 8, 2020:

Happy December!


Rosa1 on Dec 4, 2020:

Thank you so so much for the amazing journal RAK! What a wonderful thing to find in a mailbox!

christy102194 on Dec 3, 2020:

Miss you! Popping in to say hi ^^ Hope all is well <3

OrigamiGrace on Nov 16, 2020:


For another wonderful RAK!! So much fun!!

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