Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 1:23 pm


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: July 9, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

I am trying to pick back up on swapping. Depression and anxiety have me overly concerned about making any mistake or disappointing a swap partner. I know that swapping means a lot to me and others so I am going to try. Hope, Health and Happiness to all. SW


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 started college. The other is 11 and in 5th grade. I went on a trip to Disneyland in Feb with my husband and 11yr old son. We had a magical time together! I love butterflies and woodland animals such as foxes and deer. I enjoy Pusheen, Grumpy Cat and Disney.

I have been trying out painting on pennies and miniature kits as of late.

I do like mythical creatures as well dragons being my favorite.

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 filling my own personal journals with fun things, book binding, and counted cross stitch.

I have made my own journal from scratch including tea staining the paper, binding the book, making signatures and stitching them in.

I am learning a lot from Swap-bot about the various types of different crafts. It is quite a bit of fun. YouTube and Pinterest make it so much easier to find out how make items. I have to say thank you to all the DIYers out there that load up videos and pictures.

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 have enjoyed listening to all kinds of music though including jazz, classical and cultural.

I prefer watching DIY on YouTube.

I have actually never had a favorite book. Quite a bit of this has to do with my terrible reading comprehension so I tend to restart books over and over. It was easier as a teen since I could spend all day reading and wasn't interrupted but these days interruptions are commonplace so I lose the thoughts of the story mentally quickly.

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 like to journal and collect fun stuff to put in it. My journals are quite poofy.

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.

I love butterflies.


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

Postcards - I prefer written on and sent in an envelope only because I put many in my journals. Often times the postal machines scratch or rub off right in the middle of the cute kitty's face or whatever is the best part of the post card is covered in some odd ink. I try to fussy cut and salvage what I can but sadly some I just cannot fix. I will not down rate for a PC sent naked of course because many swaps require this. Just if your hoping your PC might go in a journal, you may want to send it in an envelope.


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.

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Comment: Lovely postcard. Thanks!
Comment: I always wish I knew how to knit/sew/crochet/etc... But I also feel like my patience would only last so long XD! :P
Response: I'm not sure why I have patience for some crafts and zero for others hehe.
Comment: I really like miniatures - mostly collecting and admiring - I have never tried to put one together. But I imagine it's quite satisfying! How have I not heard/used AliExpress..? I must find out what else they sell! :)
Response: I do like Aliexpress but it takes months like Wish for anything to arrive. So far I found better quality items on Aliexpress.
Comment: OMG WTForecast is sooo funny! :P Your pennies came out great btw! :)
Response: Thank you :) They are a challenge to paint. I found out kawaii faces really help when something looks bland though. :)
Comment: Thank you for letter on the cute stationary. Have fun making your miniatures!
Response: My pleasure. I just ordered more miniatures. I am becoming a little addicted heh.
MamaD rated for Decos Only - 6/2020 on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: I love these Deco books! They will be fun to work on! Thank you!
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: Thank you for the card and extras! I look forward to coloring it.
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart! If you ever need any coloring PCs, please let me know, as I tend to have extras.
Comment: My first swap mail, and OF COURSE it’s from you! Love you babe! Checking out ig for the minis now! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Squee! Your back swapping! Hip Hip Hooray!
Comment: Love!
Response: Me too! <3
Comment: You're amazing, I love the joke, haha!
Response: My pleasure! <3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Super Quick Deco Swap on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: TyTy :)
Response: My pleasure :)
Comment: Thank you for the nice note and riddles. It's always a happy time when you get time to work are art projects. Take care!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for the Pomegranate PC & fruit quote.
Response: Doh, not that funny of a joke! Thank you so much for the rating. :)
Comment: COOL mango card and fun joke! THanks! :):):)
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
Poohtat rated for NYUP USA Only #61 on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard. Ice cream is always tasty! If you ever order ice cream online, check out Jenis.com for delicious flavors!
Response: I didn't know ice cream could be ordered online! I'm curious now. Thanks for the heads up!
Comment: I apologize for the late rating. This was forever ago but a lot happened in a short amount of time and I totally had to disappear for awhile. I am so sorry. Hopefully the heart will help a little. Thanks so much and I apologize again.
Response: Thank you for the rating. :) Welcome back to swapping!
Comment: thanks for the lovely swap i will respond asap xx
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
Kokoxo rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #5 on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Beautiful card ~ cant wait to add to it! ✨
Response: I love doing the coloring PC collabs! They turn out so pretty!
rainydayangie rated for painted pennies swap III on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Loved my pennies! Thank you!
Response: I am so happy you liked it! <3
Comment: Thank you for the cute letter and goodies ^_^
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!

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MissBrenda on Jul 1, 2020:

Just thinking about you......

Zefaniya on Jul 1, 2020:

Yay! That was my aim! :)

OrigamiGrace on Jun 30, 2020:


Thank you for the nicest RAK I have received in years!! So nice of you to send me your overflow rubber stamps - I love them!! I gave up bins and bins when we moved and miss them, so your gift is very much appreciated! Hugs!

Zefaniya on Mar 23, 2020:

Ahh okay! Enjoy! I love pretty sunsets/sunrises...sunsets more 😂😂

pentar757 on Mar 5, 2020:

Thank you very much, Selene, for the postcards! I especially like the vintage The "make it yourself" card turned out well.

christy102194 on Feb 20, 2020:

Hope you have a blast in Disney!

bluerose3 on Jan 29, 2020:

Thank you for the Large Planner (RAK). It will be quite useful :)

JuneRosebud on Jan 24, 2020:

Selene!! Thank you for the great RAK of pens!! I love them & will put them to good use. Thank you for your generosity!!

Soph on Jan 23, 2020:

Today I received your variety of most lovely washi tape samples (RAK). Thank you so much!

isandie on Jan 21, 2020:

Thank you SOOOO much for the sticky notes!!! I love them so much!!! Just adorable! They will go to good use!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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