Swap-bot Time: February 27, 2020 10:05 am


Date Joined: November 20, 2018
Last Online: February 27, 2020
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States

About Me

Hi! I am a Technologist who love art. I have done other swaps which includes swapping internationally. Swaps are fun and exciting. I love the thrill of not knowing exactly what I will receive from my swap partner. Swaps allows me to see how creative other people are and to see their interpretation of a theme. There are always a great variety of ideas. Receiving from others not only give swappers a chance to add variety to their collection but it gives an opportunity to add more create ideas to the repertoire of ideas in their creative brain.

Things I Like

Colors that I like are Shades of Brown, Turquoise, Purple, Red, and Black. There are a combination of colors that like together like pink and brown. Well that one had to grow on me. At first I couldn’t believe people were putting pink and brown together. Then I got over it.

I love Butterflies, they are my favorite insects. They are so beautiful to me. When I think of butterflies 🦋 I think about quietness and peacefulness. Serenity.

If I had a pet I would prefer a dog over a cat. When I was a child I loved cats but not so much now. I’ll put it this way I wouldn’t have one for a pet. I don’t rate down or not give a heart if I receive something with a cat or cats on it. That’s okay, it’s not like someone is sending me one to have as a pet. 🙀

I love creating ATCs and I have created and swap artist trading coins also. I've been exploring creating tags of various sizes. I have received some fabulous ones when swapping. My goal is to make stashes of ATCs and tags with messages on it to pass out to people.

I like mixed media journaling and creating my own journals. Most times I give away the journal after I finish making it. Journaling is a great way to express yourself, whether it's through the writing of words or drawing. That is why I like to create them to share with people.

I love different style of pens and journals. I also love different styles and texture paper like lokta paper. I believe I am addicted to washi tape and different adhesives.

I have recently (12/18) gotten me a brand new sewing machine that I have not taken out of the box yet. I got a great deal on it. I do plan to put it to use. I just have to start building up my sewing 🧵 collection. Sewing was my passion as a child. I use to make clothes. When I went off to college I didn’t make time for it that much. Years after college I got married and moved and after I moved many miles from my hometown I found another home for my machine. Then I had children and didn’t find the time for sewing. So now many moons later, my children are teens and give me a little more freedom...lol... I am excited that I have another sewing machine in my life. Now I have to figure out what’s the first thing I’m going to make. 🧐🥰

Update concerning the sewing machine: I made my sister-in-law a black skirt. I also had to adjust the pattern size to make it a good fit for her. She loved it and received complements on her skirt.

I have been using my machine to do stitching on craft/art items.

I like variety and what’s made from the heart.

Don’t Like

No food items please or scented things...allergies. No Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, Cartoon Stuff(it’s complicated...lol because I do like the Peanuts Characters...Charle Brown and the gang and Betty Boop).

No gothic, darkness, pagan, and creepy stuff.

Thanks so much!

Favorite Television

I really don’t have a favorite television show that I must watch. I do like watching British shows. We have the Herbie collection, which is fun to pull out and watch. I enjoy watching Mr. Bean. He is funny to me. 🤪🤓

Swap Information

If you don't receive a swap from PLEASE let me know, I will resend or try fix the problem. I’m not responsible for what happens after I drop it off at the post office, but I will resend if necessary.

My goal is to send out swap items before the deadline. Majority of the time I try to send the swap as soon as I find out who my person is. When I decide to join a swap I make sure I have the items already available. Then when I find out who I’m sending to I check their profile so I can tailor the swap item to what the person like and don’t like if it’s a profile related swap. Even if it’s not a profile base swap I still like to check a person’s profile so that I won’t send them something that’s on their dislike list. Now if the swap says to put it in an envie or pack it and seal it before finding out who your partner is then I absolutely will not check profiles then.🧐😀

If there’s ever a question about anything please contact me. I didn’t join Swap-bot to make other people’s lives miserable by joining swaps and not sending the required items. Swap-bot isn’t my first go around of doing swaps. I’ve been swapping with another online group for over a year and I still swap with them with no problems. I’ve done US and international swaps with them.

When I came across Swap-bot I thought it would be a great opportunity to expand a little bit, meet other creators, and get ideas from other creators. I consider myself a fair and understanding person. I don’t mind working through situations with people and I would like for others to do the same.

Random Thoughts

Variety is the spice of life. 💫🏷📬🧩🎯🐚👡🧵🧥👀👅

I love homemade envelopes! But there's one problem...When I receive them it's hard for me to use them. The purpose of receiving them and exchanging them in swaps is to use them, correct? SMH. Well, I just got a new idea...maybe I should use them to make envelope flipbooks. That way they just won't get marked up, mailed, and tossed to the side once they have been ripped open and all the contents taken out.

I just came up with a great idea for all the used envelopes that I kept from swaps. I'm thinking about turning them into a junk journal. Hmm! Just know that if you sent me a swap in an envelope that you made or decorated, it just didn't get trashed. I also recycle the yellow envelopes that people send swaps in.


marymary914 rated for USATC: Glass Bead Gel on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Beautiful ATC!! And thanks for the extras!
Sissi rated for Washi Bag #9 (Int'l) on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the bags!
Fabriqueen rated for Bible Verse swap #2 on Feb 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the inspiring verses and journal cards! I do love the verse swaps. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for the great starter set and the fun extras! Update 2/23: Sent set to Bananers :)
Comment: Thank you for a gorgeous card !
kolasx rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #2 on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything! ♡
Phenyx rated for Washi Bag #9 (Int'l) on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for passing the bags along, looking forward to finding something in this stash.
Comment: Hi Tonia! Your pockets are, in a word, wonderful! I love them all but my absolute favorite is the one created from a piece of sheet music accented with that watercolor-ish heart on the front--gorgeous! It was also very clever to lean the Tim Holtz boy against the desk--I had to look twice to see what you had done. Really wonderful swap; thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad that you like it. Sometimes I have one idea in mind but by the time i try implementing it and when I get to the end it has changed. Sometimes I start a project and have to put it aside for a few days and come back to it. It's all good though. I try to do something creative every day no matter how big or small to keep the juices flowing...lol. I do take a break but it has to be a planned break.😄🤗
m3i5 rated for WIYM: Show off your washi tape on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Hi Tonia, thank you for the beautiful envelope and nice washi tapes :)
jasdeepk rated for January 2020 Journal Swap on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Hey Tonia! Thank you so much for the super cute Journal! I loved reading all about your days! Thank you for all of the cute extras you sent along!
Holunderfee rated for Intl: Face Time-January on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card.
Chocopan rated for Pocket Letters for Beginners on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the PL! Love the theme you picked :)
Comment: Thank you for sending me the journal and adding some goodies.
Comment: Thank you for the nice pockets. And the tags too. Loved them.
grannysimpson rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5! on Feb 8, 2020
michlove rated for SSM: stamped images swap #3 on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: I am So so sooo glad I got you as a swap partner. Not only was everything beautifully presented but also carefully constructed. Such a variety of images, on different papers and the combinations work so well together. Your creativity and neat construction have inspired me. I will definitely be replicating (attempting) many elements of this swap. You're a mail artist extraordinaire. What a treat. Thank you!!
Response: Lol, awe thanks! I had initially prepared everything to participate in the 2nd one but missed the sign up deadline. So when #3 posted I made sure I signed up for it. I’m glad you like it. Sometimes it takes me just as long to package my swaps as it does to make it. Most times I do like to make my own envelopes. Have a great weekend!
paperboats9 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #9 on Feb 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the washi bags and the great journalling cards, Tonia :)
Comment: thank you for the swap. I like the washi (p.s. just checking through my swaps to archive them and I noticed that I wrote a rating but didn't hit the five!! so sorry)
Comment: Very pretty! Thank you!
user2148 rated for YTPC: 3 Washi Tape Journal Cards on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Love these!! You have some amazing washi tapes! Kinda jellie 😂 thanks for the great cards and the stickers! ❤️
Response: Thanks! I like a variety. If there’s some that I used that you would like to have some of let me know.

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isandie on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you so much for the sweet thank you card for the Envie Advent swap!!! Happy new year!!! XOXO

cmalaina on Dec 30, 2019:

Hey, I wanted to stop by and say thank you for all the extra goodies that you sent me for sending your washi-bag back to you and Happy New Year

wolfeagle on Dec 20, 2019:

Thank you for working on my pyramid collaboration postcard. These are my favorite swaps.

mejulia on Dec 5, 2019:

Thank you for the Christmas epherma from the RAK group. I'll enjoy using me.

Cgscdy on Dec 3, 2019:

Ty for the stamped images rak(RAKS Only)

groundhogstamper on Dec 2, 2019:

Thanks much for the stamped images from the RAKs Only Group.

Rainydancer on Nov 15, 2019:

thanks so much for sending my sticker bag home!

YooperHill on Nov 12, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, star was received today. What a unique idea! I have the perfect altered book to use it in! Thank you!

glennasgarden on Nov 6, 2019:

Thanks so much Tonia for the lovely handmade envelopes! So sweet!

Vickiejojo on Oct 31, 2019:

Thank you for such a beautifl Bible study!!! Hope we do more together!!!!

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