Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2023 8:34 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2018
Last Online: March 30, 2023
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Greetings! Welcome to my profile page. Thanks for stopping by. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Hi! I am a Technologist who love art and the process of creating. I have done other swaps, which includes swapping internationally. Swaps are fun and exciting. Swapping 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.


The question in my house has been: Is the pandemic really over? Some say it's the new norm and we have to learn how to live with it just like all other ailments that has come upon our land. I still wear my mask in public places and at work. I choose to do so to help keep my family members safe.

I've always been particular when it come down to cleanliness and germs even before COVID. Yes, I do know some germs are necessary, but what I can control, I try to. I grew up using Lysol spray and I always kept a supply in my house before the pandemic. I also kept hand sanitizer and wipes around at home and work. When the pandemic hit, the people that knew me and my habits all mentioned that they now know why I've always done what I do...lol.

Any who! I said all that to say this: I will keep on being particular about cleanliness and sanitizing.

  1. I still keep hand sanitizer and wipes around when working on swaps. I wash and clean my hands so much that I keep moisturizers in just about every spot that I keep hand sanitizers and wipes because sometimes my hands become so dry.

  2. I will continue to wait at least 24hrs before opening swap mail. I have a basket to put the mail in that's located in my foyer by my office door.

  3. If you have any type of symptoms whether it’s allergies, a cold or whatever please just let me know. We can easily come to an agreement for a much later time for you to send your swap. I won’t mind at all. I would prefer you to work on getting healthy and not worrying about a swap anyways. I will surely do the same. If I'm under the weather I will contact you to set up an arrangement.

The swap-bot community has been great and my experience has been awesome! I’ve met some wonderful people on here. I do think about you and hope that everyone is safe and healthy.

Things I Like

🦥 Sloths

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.

Autumn/Fall colors are beautiful as Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love Thanksgiving!

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.

I love creating ATCs and I have created and swapped artist trading coins also. I've been exploring creating tags of various sizes. I have received some fabulous ones when swapping.

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

I love homemade envelopes!

I love different style of pens and journals. I also love different styles and texture paper like lokta paper, handmade or coffee/tea dyed paper. I keep plenty of washi tape and adhesives around. I'm not as addictive to washi tape as I use to be.

I love my sewing machine. I've made shirts, aprons, pant suits, formal dresses, journals, paper crafts, and various other things.

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

Don’t Like

No food or drink items please or scented things...I have allergies. So, it’s best to just avoid having it sent.

Cigarette smoke or any smoke smells bothers my senses. Cigarette smoke gives me a headache. I really do appreciate you being considerate of that.

Please do not send me jewelry as I have a skin sensitivity, therefore I have to be careful about jewelry that is not real. IF it's something that I have on my Etsy or Amazon wish list then it's okay. If you see something on there that means I have already checked it out to make sure I can actually wear it.

I can not wear clip-on earrings they make my ears hurt and irritated. I don't want you wasting money. Thanks for your understanding.

No Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, Cartoon Stuff (it’s complicated...lol because I do like the Peanuts Characters...Charlie Brown and the gang and Betty Boop).

I don't celebrate Halloween and stuff related to it. 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 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. 💫🏷📬🧩🎯🐚👡🧵🧥👀👅

Let's see who has really read down to the end of my profile...lol If you have read this far then you will know:

  1. Yes, I love butterflies, but I have a plenty of butterfly stuff. There isn't a need for more right now, but thanks for the thought.

  2. 5 is my favorite number and I will greatly appreciate finding it in some shape, form, or fashion in the swap you send. It could be the number or a representation of the number. Surprise me!

  3. If you have a need to send extra and have the means to do so, then address and swap labels will greatly be appreciative.

  4. I welcome sloths items/ephemera. I don’t have much in my stash at this point.

Take care and be blessed!

John 3:16

John 14:1-3

Philippians 4:6-7

Proverbs 3:5-6

2 Chronicles 7:14


Tuutis rated for Napkins napkins napkins! on Mar 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you, lovely selection! (Also love this colourful envelope :))
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely March signature :-)
Comment: Hi Tonia and thank you for these two bright and colorful paper strip tags with focal point What a fun project this was and I love how both of your tags turned out. The turquoise one has a really wonderful background with the copper and gold and the pretty butterfly. And the red one has that sparkly lady's figure in here fancy dress atop a fun background of different coordinating papers and the machine stitching. Both are just really well done, and I thank you again so much for a great swap!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: pocket envelope - USA on Mar 5, 2023
Comment: Hello dear Tonia! Many thanks for the gorgeous pocket envelope you created! I just love paper with golden accents and this paper is beautiful! All the ephemera you included matches so well--can't wait to use it! It's always a pleasure receiving your work.
purtygirl rated for January 2023 Journal Swap on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: Love the journal. I have not read it all yet but I love the way you did it.
Comment: Thanks for the starter set and the nice tea! Happy Day!
marles rated for SMSUSA: 6 Week Penpal/Happy Mail Swap on Feb 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for everything! I've enjoyed hearing from you!
Comment: Thank you. This will be different than any I’ve ever worked on. 😊
shinyserra rated for Journal Prompt - USA on Feb 17, 2023
pbcquiltlover rated for Stuff the Mailbox - Holidays on Feb 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies!
Comment: Thank you for the really beautiful collage! I love it and I'm going to hang it in my office to inspire me while I'm at work. And I love the beautifully decorated envelope. Aloha!
Comment: lovely cards, thank you!
geekgirl1001000 rated for 6 ATC Backgrounds #1 on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Love all your backgrounds. /and the copper tape! I love going to the hardware store to find interesting things to use in my art. my favorite is dry wall tape.
Ryder rated for 23 Stamped Images in 2023 on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Very pretty. Thank you.
Comment: Hi Tonia! It's a pleasure to receive your beautiful work again! I love what you created for me. The front with the butterflies and the zig-zag edging is so pleasing and I LOVE the way you threaded the brown ribbon under the front panel. All the goodies inside are delightful, too. Many thanks for a wonderful swap!
purtygirl rated for AMA: Mini Art Journal Go-Round #8 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: I received your mini art journal today. I look forward to creating a page in it. Also thanks for the cute little cards you sent with it.
LizzyJo rated for 6 ATC backgrounds #2 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the backgrounds. My favorite is the one with the mermaid tail. I like the way you packaged them so they would not shift in the envie.
Coffeeegal rated for YTPC: Ultimate Envelope Journal on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you love it. Had fun making mine to

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JuneRosebud on Jan 14, 2023:

Hi Tonia,Just wanted to let you know that I am posting the first week Pen Pal Letter With Resolutions from the SMSUSA 6 Week Pen Pal/Happy Mail Swap today. Happy New Year=)

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


wolfeagle on Dec 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great Tag and pocket for the AMA: USA-Mystery Supply Swap. Happy Holidays.

SharMarie513 on Dec 15, 2022:

Hi Tonia, I decided to open my stocking tonight! Thank you so much for everything! I love every gift, they’re perfect! I’m putting the gingerbread ornaments on my tree now! Merry Christmas! 🎄

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