Swap-bot Time: December 15, 2019 12:14 pm


Date Joined: July 12, 2007
Last Online: December 15, 2019
Birthday: August 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm eccentric, happy and kind. Kind of an oddball, prone to flights of fancy and imagination. I'm a whimsical type of person who revels in nature, plants, trees and the wild.

My favorite season is Autumn. The air is both thick and thin with a magical pulse. It feels as though if I were to round a corner quick enough, I might catch sight of some little fae creature scurrying off into the weeds.

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother from South Texas. My interests include art - especially outsider type, drawn and painted by hand - native plants, herbs, history, cemeteries, journaling, playing video games (All Sims games, Viva Pinata, all Harvest Moon games, Animal Crossing, etc.), vintage vinyl dolls, American Girl dolls, My Life dolls and most 18" dolls, handmade doll clothes, posing my Barbie type dolls and taking photos of them, then adding dialog and posting them somewhere. At the moment, my favorite hobbies are journaling, and decorating my journal pages, and en masse composition notebooks.I also enjoy making and receiving ATCs and handmade postcards. I do collect storebought postcards too. I love a wide (VERY wide) range of subjects but in particular, New Mexico and Arizona culture or scenery and ANYTHING and everything related to Forks, Washington or the nearby area. Also Ireland and Scotland - Celtic history, Natural attractions, stone circles, celtic crosses, history, etc., Frida Kahlo related, Mexican pyramids or ancient sites and archeology, and Europe.

I like all things gardening, yard art, farming (very small scale), permaculture, ecology, nature and related subjects. I keep a few hens for eggs, and a tiny garden for veggies. I have herbs and flowers (wild and domestic) and trees and bushes of all kinds and am mostly transitioning to Texas native species in new things I add.

FOR RECIPE SWAPS/TAGS: I really like all kinds, but some are especially nice: healthy recipes, main dishes, savory snacks and hors d'oeuvres, vegetables, baked goods appropriate for selling at bake sales and of course your tried and true recipes that you use regularly. I prefer recipes on paper (but not written on front AND back) rather than on recipe cards since I glue them into a binder, sort of like scrapbook style. But I won't gripe if you feel the need to use recipe cards. ;) ALLERGIC TO SHRIMP, but other seafood is fine.

My favorite books

  • The Bible

  • The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon

  • all books by Michael D. O'Brien - I love his art, too.

  • all books by Charles de Lint. He is the creator of the urban fantasy genre. I love both his YA books and his adult fiction.

  • the book, 11/22/63 by Stephen King

  • books about permaculture and related subjects

  • books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez - His short story, Eyes of the Blue Dog is amazingly wonderful.

  • The Twilight series

  • Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith

My favorite movies

The Passion of the Christ, Dunkirk, My Family/Mi Familia, almost all of M. Knight Shayamalan's movies, and the oldies, -It's a Wonderful Life, You Can't Take it With You, Harvey, most Johnny Depp movies (love odd characters!) and others.

My favorite TV shows

Survivor, The Walking Dead, Big Brother (sometimes), Top Chef, Food Network Star, Project Runway, The Amazing Race, Modern Family, The Middle, Who Do You Think You Are, Finding Our Roots, Deadliest Catch, The Good Witch on Hallmark, Breaking Bad, The Dead Files, Dateline, ...

My favorite crafts to do

I like painting, drawing or collaging ATCs and postcards. Also journaling and making little assembleges, collage, mixed media, also crochet, but only VERY simple things, and I have to be in the mood.

Some swap item ideas or art themes I like!

These are just suggestions, not a 'gimme list'. So many of the things I like are cheap or free, that I thought swappers might like to have a lower cost choice to send, rather than spend more money than necessary.

  • ethnic

  • folk art

  • outsider art

  • Postcards of all kinds

  • anything to do with street art of any kind or
    graffiti on train cars

  • trees in art, especially crooked or twirly limbed trees

  • Zetti anything

  • zines

  • mixed media art

  • historical subjects

  • botanical illustrations

  • special or historical trees

  • Irish, Celtic, Czech, German, Scottish, subjects

  • paintings done on newspaper or similar prints

  • art work done on brown paper such as pieces of brown paper bags

  • vintage, but not the fancy Victorian, lacey style

  • kitschy

  • funky and retro things all make me happy.

  • homemade sewn stuffed animals or dolls (not dotees, though)

  • poem written by you

  • bee items

  • chicken themed things

  • veggie garden themes

  • veggie things

  • farm themes

  • cactus and succulants

  • acorn themed things

  • anything that can be used to decorate my journal pages

  • interesting food packaging labels.

  • used stamps cut from your incoming mail ( but not the regular US flag ones)

  • notecards with envelopes

  • anthromorphic animals or veggies or fruit or plants

  • anything I can use for bento (decorative picks, dividers, small cute containers, rice molds, egg molds, etc.)

  • wine charms - mismatched singles are GREAT; it doesn't have to be a set

  • flavored teas

  • stencils of any kind (used or home made is fine)

  • hand carved stamps

  • doll clothes (for 18" American girl and My Life dolls and for Barbies/Kens), especially vintage or handmade doll clothes. Thrifted things are great!

  • miniatures 1:6 scale (like Barbie sizes) or 1:12 scale (for petite Blythe types) - scale doesn't have to be totally accurate - either bought items or crafted from clay or re-purposed items.

  • anything Claddagh themed

  • tree of life theme

  • faerie lore

  • faerie themed things that are not frilly or girly-girl, all kinds of fae such as goblins, trolls, elves, etc. (But not Disney or cartoon types.)

  • anything with the initial 'W'

  • the number 5 as a theme or a cut-out.

  • pillowcases, homemade or store bought, any color or print. Can be only one or a set.

  • Woodsy embellishments and things like leaves, trees, acorns, etc. (not real ones)

  • collage sheets and images (many are offered free for printing on Flickr)

  • I LOVE Little Red Riding Hood themed Items

  • Almost any fairy tale themed thing, as long as it is not Disney

  • Especially Snow White and Rose Red - I'd love to have the children's book of that - used, even in fair condition would totally ROCK!

  • Gift cards to Walmart or HEB or Amazon

  • Any little doll (but not dotees) or action figure or animal

  • Interesting magazine cut-outs.



  • Disney items
  • gummy candy
  • sour or tart candy
  • licorice candy
  • Dotee dolls
  • Shabby Chic themes
  • Not really into bling, girly-girl, animal prints, furry stuff, glam, etc. I hate having such a long dislike list. :( So I want to say that if you send me any of these things it's OKAY. If I can't use them, I will pass them on or find something else to do with them. I will never rate down for anything that meets the host's swap requirements.

My favorite colors

Reds, greens, and mostly dark, bright (but not neon) or jewel tones, as opposed to pastels, for most things. I also love plaid!

Halloween Preferences:

I love Halloween!!! But not bloody, gory, devil or anti-Christian (like upside down crosses, etc.). I'm not crazy about ouija boards either. Halloween things are welcome year around!

My favorites are:

  • Pumpkins, bats, black cats, owls, ravens/crows, jack-o-lanterns, or other "veggie people"

  • Vintage look type of style is cool, too.

  • I LOVE altered vintage photos used for Halloween things...like witch hats on people, etc.

  • Skeletons, both regular ones and Dia de los Muertos style

  • Halloween papers

  • Halloween collage sheets or collage elements...there are many free ones offered on Flickr, if your printer prints them well.

  • creepy or twirly limbed tree items

  • die-cuts, any kind, but especially 'fences'.

  • cemetery, grave or tombstone themed things

-ghosts and monsters of all kinds

  • Most strange, creepy things, barring the things I said I don't like at the top of this category. But if I join a swap where these are allowed or called for, please send whatever you want. I will never rate down for it. Halloween things are welcome year around!

Christmas Preferences:

Favorite themes would be...

  • Nativity (or any part of it)

  • Posada

  • Elves

  • Vintage look

  • Christmas collage sheets or various collage elements.

  • etc., etc., etc.!!!

  • If we are in a swap together and the Christmas or Winter theme is unspecified, you are more than welcome to send me art in YOUR favorite winter holiday celebration. I am not offended by receiving Yule, Hanukkah, Kwaanza or other art work. :)


Comment: Wow ~ there's a lot of good stuff in this envelope! Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome, Lisa. I’m so glad you are pleased with the package. 😊
simcoe54 rated for Scavenger Hunt - Sept on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: You’re very welcome, Simcoe. 😊
Comment: Loved everything! thank you for sending me all these goodies!!
Response: Yay! I’m so glad you like it! πŸπŸ’–πŸ
Comment: Thank you 😊 love the camera postcard
Response: I’m so glad you like it! πŸ“·
xninolax rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #177 on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Texas postcards! Have a happy autumn <3
Response: You are very welcome, xninolax. 😊 And a happy 🍁🍁🍁Autumn🍁🍁🍁 to you too. πŸ’–
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #73 on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I especially like the armadillo!
Response: You’re welcome, Eulegirl! I’m so glad you like what I sent. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
BluBerry rated for 3 PCs in an envelope, Intl #2 on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards! I loved them! I also loved the really pretty note card :)
Response: I am so glad that you liked them and the notecard! Thank you for the heart. πŸ’–
lilmermaid rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #10 on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: thank you so very very much
Response: You are very welcome. 😊 Thank you for the heart. ❀️
agrimkitten rated for Just Randomness on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope full of goodies. It was a nice surprise.
Response: You are very welcome, agrimkitten. 😊 I’m so glad you liked it. πŸ’–
MamaMangrove rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #177 on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the postcards, Wanda. Love that handsome armadillo. We have them here in SW Florida too & they're always fun to watch. Thanks for including the extra printed tissue paper too. I'll put it to good use!
Response: I’m so glad you like what I sent, MamaMangrove! πŸ’–
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and goodies 😊
Response: You’re very welcome, Lorabora. Thank you for the heart. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
KatKit rated for PH: 1 + 1 Postcard Swap #2 on Sep 5, 2019
Comment: Oh Wow Wanda. What a fun envelope. I love the cover kitty art work!! I also loved the inside postcards and especially the typewriter themed notecard. I have trouble finding them up here. Many thanks.
Response: I’m so glad you liked what I sent, KatKit! πŸ’–πŸ˜ΊπŸ’–πŸ˜ΊπŸ’–
nalaqueen rated for 3 PCs in an envelope, Intl #2 on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for your pc's of Texas
Response: You’re welcome. So sorry I didn’t have more variety. I’ve just started trading postcards again, and they are very scarce around here.
MCGalaxy rated for Airing of grievances notecard #1 on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: I just wanted to let you know that I did receive your swap. So sorry for the delay in rating but it was in a bag of mail on the coat rack that I had missed. Thanks for sharing your grievances. Hope you got everything straightened out with your son in time to avoid any fees. And just breathe and smile with the women's guild president.... either that or just run against her in the next election lol
Response: Thanks for rating, and for the nice response. 😊
Comment: Thank you -- and appreciate the fall color sequins!
Response: You’re welcome. And I’m so glad you liked the sequins. πŸ˜ŠπŸ’–
Comment: Thank you, Wanda!! I did not have this PC yet! Thanks so much! I love it!!!! Also thanks for the goodies!! <3 they will go to great use!! Hugs Have a great week! Gabi
Response: Thank YOU, Gabi! I’m so glad you like what I sent. πŸ’–
Comment: This gummy bear card is just too cute! Thank you for joining this swap. Your grievances are exactly what I am looking for people to share! I hope you got the lawn mower fixed. Take care! 😊
Response: LOL! Yes, the lawnmower is working now. I think the boy flooded it or something. Because it started right up when I mowed the next day. 😜 This really is a fun swap idea! πŸ˜„
kristyrogers rated for Journal June on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Love it! You did a great job! I can't wait to get to read the rest! Thank you!
Response: Thank you, Kristy. I’m so glad you liked it. I was pretty unsure about it since this was the first swap like this I’ve ever done. 😊
SillyTilly42 rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope on May 28, 2019
Comment: I love the Texas philosophies! Thank you!
goinjenny rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you

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earthnk on Oct 26, 2019:

Thanks for the recommendation on Giver of Stars. I was able to dl the troublesome creek nook on audiobook and really enjoyed listening to it Looking forward to reading or hearing this book soon.


JuneRosebud on Sep 10, 2019:

Just wanted to let you know that your Menagerie Tag star fish arrived...

LilysMama on Aug 26, 2019:

Thank you for the items you sent for the Send to the Person above You Tag! I love the bookmarks, very different :)

wolfeagle on Mar 26, 2019:


Thank you for working on my Collaboration pc with the bird. Your quote brings it all together.

BeckyG56 on Mar 7, 2019:

Thanks for adding your vintage fairy child to my HD/HP card, and also for sending it home!It turned out great!

CurlyTea on Aug 20, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

kisforkechell on May 30, 2018:

Welcome to Sisters in Christ!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 25, 2018:

Hello, Profile check, how are you?

I have a new letter swap up, I would love for you to join , if you can.

click the link


ericabella on Apr 22, 2018:

Thanks again for the letter and the cool envelope. Good luck with the testing and possible surgery. Sending good vibes your way!

zerosummons on Apr 16, 2018:

Thank you for the Menagerie Tag! I love all the sweet little bears you sent!!

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