Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2019 8:29 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2018
Last Online: August 19, 2019
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. 🧐🥰 I plan to have my youngest son record me taking it out the box.🤣

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

Don’t Like

No food items please or scented things...allergies. 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). 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.


marclively rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #42 on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: great stamps!
jazzyheart rated for AAA: Challenge #1 on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #9 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Hi Tonia! This ATC is just plain lovely! I'm crazy for the sweet appliques you used and the cute pink stitching--also love that little ecru doily peeking out from behind the birdcage. Such a beautiful, cohesive design. Thanks so much for joining the swap and for sending such a pretty ATC.
Coffeeegal rated for DOG ATC USA on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Its really neat
Ac2052 rated for Spiral Mail Art on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the super-fun mail art!! I LOVED the paper beads - I've already turned them into a bracelet!!!
Comment: Thanks for participating. I loved reading all the comments about quilting.
earthnk rated for July 2019 Journal Swap on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your journal. I enjoyed perusing it albeit carefully. Some of the pages where you used a puffy type painting pen were stuck together and had to be gently coaxed apart. Maybe the high temperatures while it traveled glued them shut? Anyway it was nice to read about life in your neighborhood. Thank you for sharing l
Comment: What an adorable envelope flip book! I love it! Your “kindness” theme was so sweet. I love all the great surprises in the pockets you added, too! I’m sure I will be using them. And your own pattern of coin envelope came out perfect! I have the WAMK pocket punch board & the pockets are nothing like yours (which I really like). Thank you for such a great swap! ❤️
onthecrafttable rated for Postage Stamp Bag Swap #42 on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the stamp bags!
Comment: Thank you, I really enjoyed your choices..the candy kiss restaurant was indeed interesting
Ace330660 rated for WTL: Washi Bag #4 on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the washi bags. Will gladly pass along !
suzwa rated for OATCs: Sequential Number Swap #5 on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Great idea !! Thanks so much !!
Burger1girl rated for 3 Items Random Fun #2 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: I love the envelope of texture! ANd the envelopes you included are the most beautiful I have ever seen. You take great pics, the clouds entranced me the most. The flowers are so pretty and thanks for the tape!
Larina rated for Travelling sketch book #8 on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the travelling sketchbook but its more like an art journal! Such beautiful artwork! Thanks for the lovely tape!
crochetjunkie rated for 3 Items Random Fun #2 on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great stuff!!
georgiafae rated for Jam Supply Scavenger Hunt Swap on Aug 8, 2019
Comment: Great variety of supplies-super job-I should be able to do lots of creative Jams with this-thanks for sharing!
LadyJo rated for Real Photos - Architecture Edition! on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing some great photos! My favorite you sent to me is the Towerclock.
CookieMomster78 rated for Here's TWO you on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Terrific Tonia! These Two envies were so awesome to receive, thank you! I received the first one with postcards last week, and today was the envies! These are fabulous too - you're a great envie-artist! Love the variety of styles and sizes too! I feel lucky to have these and will be using them very stingily! LOL! Thanks for sharing them with lil ol' me! You're the best!
Comment: Thank you so much! I LOVE these and yes it looks like a hershey's kiss !!! I love seeing the world through other's eyes ! Thank you for sending these to me! <3
DragonflyDaisy rated for USA Puzzle Collaboration #3 on Jul 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful puzzle piece. The background is super cool. I am really enjoying this puzzle collaboration swap and can't wait to see the completed puzzle from all my creative partners. See you in the swaps again soon! 😀

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rainbowfizz on Jul 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for my Newbie Helpers Grabbie Tag. I love the address labels and the swap cards as an added bonus! Thank you :-)

HippieChick on Jul 15, 2019:

Glad to here they arrived! I hope you have a great week!

HippieChick on Jul 9, 2019:

Lol, so bizarre that the stickers got there before the postcards have. :) Enjoy.

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


knitterofhats on Jul 1, 2019:

Thanks for the handmade envies for the Newbie Helpers: TAG GAME: Grabbie Tag International. I loved all the sizes you included. You may want to take care on sending swap. The PO put a note on the envie that it should be returned due to low postage. However, it did make it to me and I didn’t have to pay that extra postage to get it. You may want to make sure heavier envies get weighed at the PO. Have a great 4th of July! Best, Amy

marianne81 on Jun 28, 2019:

Thank you very much for finishing and sending my collaboration postcard home. I love the gears and die cut you added.

PenPaperPostage on Jun 22, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes. It was very thoughtful considering everyone else forgot...even belatedly. I truly appreciate it.

hibiscus on Jun 18, 2019:

The “say something” atc was just amazing thank you!

YooperHill on Jun 1, 2019:

Thank you for the fun mystery supply art! Very nice!

vanneparis on May 11, 2019:

Hi Tonia - I received our Jam today with the Girl Power badge and it really came out cool! I'm happy your having fun in the group. Take Care -Vanne

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