Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 12:16 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: October 29, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

Update - 10/16/2020

I haven't been too happy as of late. I am trying and I am glad I voted. I keep moving through each day. It is what it is.

Thank you to all those who have reached out. It has been very touching to receive just letters and notes of kindness. I am blessed to be part of such a caring group of people.

I am very busy helping my son with distance learning. This is eating more time than I expected into my swap time. I will try to still sign up for some but definitely will be less than in the past.


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 19 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. I don't use a light pad but it is supposed to 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


MaddiV17 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #8 on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card!!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter and for the extra sticker sheets! I especially love the shiba one, I've always wanted a shiba puppy.
Response: My pleasure. My neighbor had two of them for years. The tail and the looks they gave were the best!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter as always Selene!
Response: My pleasure! <3
fortannam rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #10 on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! And extras!!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for joining my swap!
SatisHuman rated for Journal GIVEAWAY - Bedazzeled! #2 on Oct 22, 2020
Comment: Lovely journal!
Response: I am so happy you like it! <3 Thank you for joining my swap!
Comment: Thank you! I love The Count too!
Response: He is the best vampire, mathematically. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice letter and cute stickers! I really enjoyed both!
Response: My pleasure! <3
chiken79 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #7 on Oct 19, 2020
Response: Thank you!
klover rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #5 on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute halloween card🎃🦇. Thank you for the halloween jokes. I always pass them onto my daughter; She works with kids and is always looking for new jokes:-). Have a great day and a happy halloween!
Response: My pleasure and Happy Halloween to you as well!
Comment: Thanks for the colorful bookmarks! I’ve just started some new reads, so I know where they’re going. 😀
Response: My pleasure! I am so happy you like them!
vontakk rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #3 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: Waiting to open on Halloween! Thanks so much! 🎃🦇👻😊
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: lovely xx
Response: My pleasure. See you in the next swap. <3
Comment: Thank you! I'm excited to start on it
Response: Woot! Have lots of fun!
Comment: Got the wonderful journal and the surprise extras. Wow, you was not kidding about the ribbons. Love it.
Response: I have been collecting them and ironing them for years! Many were from bath bombs and other things I had bought. Just seemed silly to toss out a pretty ribbon. I did use some from time to time in projects but they just add up. I hope some are incorporated into your crazy quilt which would be much more fitting for a ribbon. <3
goosey rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #4 on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: thank you, selene, for the terrific card and stickers! love them all! our last names are so alike ... great to meet you!
Response: My pleasure! Nice meeting you as well.
Comment: Interesting to use as bookmarks. I like them, thanks. They may get used in a project. :)
Response: Awesome! I am glad you like them. <3
Comment: I'm sorry im behind in life atm lots going on ill write you asap xx
Response: No worries. I look forward to your letter. No rush though. Take care of you! <3
Comment: TYSVM! I enjoyed reading your letter. Thank you for your patience.
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: thanks a lot for your postcard!
Response: my pleasure!
Comment: Just realized I had not rated you for this swap. I am in the middle of packing for a move so things tend to get misplaced. The page you made is so cute. Loved how you used a sunflower for your background.
Response: No worries. I hope you find many happy memories in your new place! <3

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OrigamiGrace on Oct 14, 2020:


What a lovely RAK! Thank you for another huge box of fun!! I can't wait to play around with all the very nice things you sent - never tried liquid pearls before but they look like fun! And thanks for providing so much to share via CPG raks too!! Thank you for your generosity and caring!

pinklilly on Sep 14, 2020:

Thank you for the beautiful card I received from you today, a thank you for the rose rak!! I am so glad it made you smile!! We are so blessed indeed to have wonderful people such as you to care for others!! You are so kind to send me this card! Did you make this card!! Love the rose and butterfly on it!! Also thank you for the little cards, I can't figure, are these from postcards, they're so beautiful!!!

carrotkate on Sep 11, 2020:

Just wanted to say thank you for hosting the Coloring Collab Swaps! Those are so much much fun, and I'm for you!! :)

Gnoe on Aug 28, 2020:

I'm so sorry to read you're battling depression ans anxiety :-( Just wanted to say that YOU ARE WONDERFUL!

Sending hugs across the ocean just for you

OrigamiGrace on Aug 27, 2020:


Thank you so much for the loveliest RAK I have ever received in my 14 years on Swapbot!! (Of course, you sent the 2nd most loveliest RAK as well!!!) Much much appreciated - so many nice things to share and craft with!! Can't wait to send some finished items back to you!! Thank you most kindly!

kiddomerriweather on Aug 22, 2020:

Wow! Just saw the journal you're giving away and that is a thing of beauty!!! Not that I'd expect anything less from you. Every journal I've ever gotten from you has been. Keep up the amazing work!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


Mimosagirl on Jul 26, 2020:

You’re so thoughtful and generous! Thank you for sharing your last letter set from that theme. I’m going to happily add it to my collection. ❤️

MissBrenda on Jul 1, 2020:

Just thinking about you......

Zefaniya on Jul 1, 2020:

Yay! That was my aim! :)

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