Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 12:23 am


Date Joined: October 27, 2014
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: July 23, 1963
Country: United States
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Me as a Swapper

Flake Free

I try to send my swaps within a day or so of being notified of my partner. I use the swaps as creativity prompts. Working ahead, I tend to not even join swaps untiI I have them close to completion so that by the time the swap partners are announced, I'm ready to mail! (I don't want life to have the opportunity to get in the way!)

Sent When Sent

Additionally, I don't hit "sent" until they are actually sent. So, if you haven't received yours, please contact me before leaving a low rating. I'm happy to resend.

Always Rate

I rate immediately after coming in from mailbox.

I had a situation recently where I thought I'd rated someone and a day or so later, realized it didn't go through. I'm not sure what happened but if you believe I've received your item and haven't rated, please nudge me.

I make mistakes

I've made mistakes. I had 3 envies I was to fill with 5 PCs. One of them only got 4. (I swear I can count!) The recipient was kind enough to tell me. In another swap, I missed the instructions about decorating an envie (I also swear I can read!) and the recipient was kind enough to tell me. In each case, I tried to more than made up for my errors.

Not to use it as an excuse but my mother is on hospice (she has ALS and can't walk, talk, or do much of her own self-care) and I not only care for her full time but I also work a full time job. Sometimes my brain just leaves the room without telling me!

Lost Swappers I've received things from these people but the swap info is not there. Please let me know who you are. :)

Peggy in Berlin - Lovely PC! I'd love to rate you for it! Susan in Lansing - I received your beautiful package but it doesn't list what swap it is for or what your username is. Please contact me! Thank you!

About Me

First off... I moved to Austin, TX in Jan. I've met up with a couple of Austin SB crafters and would love to meet others in the area as well. It's great finding new friends!

Now about me... I have 3 grown children, 3 grandchildren and live with my parents! lol I moved in with them a few months ago because my mother was diagnosed with ALS and needs care. So I'm trying to learn how to live with other people again and value my artistic time as a way to deal with everything.

I'm a web designer / marketer by trade. I own my own marketing firm which allows me to work remotely most of the time. I'm a fine artist who works primarily in acrylic and have some of my work in a gallery. Don't be impressed because most often you wouldn't know it from some of the things I come up with! I also love creating digital art when I have time. I love to craft and am really into paper crafting at the moment... especially junk journaling. But I love to make cards, ATCs, postcards and other paper crafts. You'll find that I love to upcycle, reuse, repurpose, and create new things from scraps. This is actually what got me hooked on junk journaling! I'm a tree hugger at heart and want to use rather than send to the dumpster (or even to recycle!).

With the exception of my "don't likes", you likely won't offend me. Nudity, cursing, risqué, scary, horror flick stuff (especially psych horror!) etc are all fine.

I enjoy putting little extras in my envies I send out but please do not feel as though you need to include anything you send to me. I give hearts for effort and kindness. Any goodies you do send will be appreciated but possibly passed along.

Favorite Entertainment


I like a lot of music from pop to rock and country to r&b. Just a few of my favs would be Disturbed, P!nk, Maroon 5, Commodores, Lady Antebellum, Fleetwood Mac, Bryan Adams, Phil Collins, Melissa Etheridge, Blue October, Passenger, Savage Garden, Cindi Lauper, Chicago, Joe Cocker, and Pure Prairie League. That's a LOT! lol


  • GOT!

  • We have MSNBC going all the time downstairs so I hear that a lot. Otherwise, I don't want much TV.


Wicked (obviously!)

Favorite Crafts

  • ATC's

  • Junk journaling

  • Art journaling

  • Collaging

  • Mixed media

  • Acrylic painting

  • Photography

  • Zines

(to be continued!)

Some things I enjoy


  • Frida Kahlo, sugar skulls, Edgar Allen Poe, macabre, goth

  • Botanical, watercolor flowers

  • Magical, fairies, dragons

  • Bohemian

  • Black, purple, lavender, rose gold, palest of pinks, other pinks

  • GOT, Dr. Who

  • Inspirational, feminism, empowerment, badassery, Zen


  • Vintage papers - receipts, ledgers, post cards, invoices, stamps, BINGO cards, flash cards, pages from foreign language book, etc

  • Other papers - scrapbook paper, tracing, glassine, ephemera, die-cuts, etc.

  • Interesting bits - buttons, eyelets, bead caps, bits of crazy yarn or thread, unique paperclips or safety pins

  • Scraps - lace or trims (small bits of fabric that might be lacy, bohemian, macabre, black - I have TONS of other fabric - quilting mostly - so hit me up if you want some!)

  • Almost anything "bohemian" - fabric scraps, trims, beads, buttons,

And things I don't...

  • Cutesy

  • Religion

  • Racism, misogyny, bigotry, and the like.

Ha! Short list!

ABCs of Me

Give me some time to get this all sorted... lol I'm sure it will be an ever growing list!

  • a - ATCs. Art journals.

  • b - Being human. Black. Bohemian. Botanical anything. Blush (the color). Brown. Buddha. Butterflies (all you people who don't like them can send them to me!).

  • c - Colors! Costa Rica. Curse words. Crap - the kind in which my studio is overflowing but I still want more!

  • d - Dr. Who. Dark themed anything. Dragonflies. Dandelions.

  • e - Elephants (hand drawn or similar - not cartoony) and Ganesha.

  • f - Frida Kahlo! Flamingos (it's a long story). Florals. The F-bomb (let my kids use it as soon as they could name all of the parts of speech in which it could be used). Fruity tea. Focal points for my ATCs, clusters, etc.

  • g - GOT. Ganesha. Goddess. Gothic. Graffiti. Grunge

  • h - Hekate. Herbal tea. All things Halloween. Handmade over store bought (except things like humorous PCs)

  • i - Inspiration. Impressionism.

  • j - Junk journals.

  • k - I got nothin'.

  • l - Liberal... very liberal. LGBTQIA. Lowbrow art.

  • m - Macabre. Mountains. Moths.

  • n - New Mexico.

  • o - Oceans.

  • p - Paper. All sorts of paper. Vintage, new, scrapbook, writing, ephemera, etc etc etc. PostCards.Poetry. Pink. Purple. Painting.

  • q - Quiet, serene settings.

  • r - Red (particularly deep, rich reds, blue reds). Road trips. Recycling.

  • s - Sugar skulls. Sewing on paper.

  • t - Tea (just getting back into it due to a lovely - swapper!) Turquoise / Teal. Typewriters.

  • u - Uplifting quotes (not religious).

  • v - Vintage. Van Gogh.

  • w - Watercolor. Whimsical. Weaving (just started this)

  • x - Xacto knife (I use it almost daily!)

  • y - YouTube. Yellow (mostly pales)

  • z - Zines! (Just collected this passion!)

Wish List

  • Anything with Frida Kahlo on it

  • Anything I can use for a focal point on ATCs. Tiny images, stamps, die cuts, etc.

  • Specialty papers (small bits are great!) like handmade, unryu, mulberry, natural inclusion type papers, embossed, papyrus, lacy paper, banana, mango, etc... You get the idea!

  • Vintage ephemera - BINGO sheet, tickets, invoices, etc.

  • Die cut shapes of any sort. I don't have any punches or die cut machine so I'm always needing them.

  • ANYTHING genuinely creepy or macabre

  • Sugar skulls of any type

  • Address labels with my info on them

  • Blank ATC stickers for the back

  • Anything handmade by you

Ask Me For These:

I'm happy to send out what will fit in a 1 oz envie in the US. If you want a larger package, just send me postage. I'm also happy to do a private swap.

  • I have a ton of fabric scraps in various sizes and cut into quilting shapes (squares, triangles, and the like).

  • I have quite a few vintage books - maps, music, Shakespeare, dictionaries, foreign language, etc... If you would like a small envie of vintage book pages, I'm happy to send you one. Most are from before 1920's. No need for a swap - just ask me for one.

  • I inherited a few Confederate postcards. I won't send them out so either I toss them or wait until someone asks for them. If you are a history buff and would like these, please let me know.

Info I need


gooddog56 rated for ATC RRR Categories on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: What a nice ATC! and thank you so much for your note and for all the extras--love the fabric scraps--they will be the foundation of my next stash! Thank you also for hosting this great swap!
Response: So glad you are happy! Thanks for the <3
Comment: Love the paperclips you sent to me.Thanks so much.
Churchmouse70 rated for ATC - Free Themed #31 (USA) on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this awesome ATC! I love mixed media art! This is one of my favorites! 😜
Response: Yay! So glad you like it! And thanks for the heart!
Comment: I really liked what you sent, thank you!!!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
elflady rated for Altered Text/Poetry Mail Art on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the ATc and the extras. Elflady
mle rated for ATX: ATC - Senders Choice on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Love it!
jaimierandolph rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #5 on Jun 22, 2019
kittyfun rated for PH: Letter A (Blank or Naked) on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Antelope!
Comment: Oh where do I start?! I loved everything about the envelope you sent from the Lennon stamp to the bits of fabric. Thank you so much for the extras and the great postcards. The Texas one is my favorite, I laughed a little too hard at that one 😂
Response: Ha! It is funny! Glad you liked it... Even if I did have to send it twice! Did you see the little space under the stamp where it was returned? LOL SLEEP... I need SLEEP. lol
qbee rated for AAA: Wings on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: thank you, Debbie
sherylk3 rated for AAA - Rainbow Series Brown on Jun 20, 2019
Comment: Lovely ATC, thanks for the extras, love the material.
Response: :) Glad you enjoyed it!
nannydino rated for Cut & Paste Postcard - USA/Canada on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Hi Cheryl thank you for the pretty floral PC Happy June swapping peace love light
Response: Thank you for the heart!
swayzer rated for Mixed Media Tag Swap on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks Cheryl for the wonderful mixed media tags and thanks for sharing the last of your washi, I love it. Happy Crafting, Rebecca
Response: Yay! So glad you liked it!
veronicallama rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 19, 2019
Meliknives rated for Playing with watercolor on Jun 19, 2019
Response: Thank you!!! :D
haagmm rated for Fast Found Image Plus Embellishments on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Love the ATC and I love the stamp and the card! I will definitely use it for some project. Thanks
Response: Yay! Glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Thank you for the washi tape
Comment: Thanks! The corporate e-cards are so funny & relatable.
24Donna rated for Handmade 📤 Postcard swap #2 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you! You are clever! Loved the hidden message! Sweet!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad you liked it!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 67 5 4
Completed Fives Threes Ones
72 92 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
9 28 35 0
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stiffneck78 on Jun 21, 2019:

MauiMami on Jun 8, 2019:

I was just going thru the particiapnts and looking at the messages... thanks so much for being so diligent and figuring out tbe markdown syntax (i still haven't 🙈🙊) .


💛 ~ Tanya

MCGalaxy on Jun 7, 2019:

Summer fun Swap!

Hope you have a great summer

MauiMami on Jun 6, 2019:

🌞 🍉🍉 🏄🏄🏄 🌋🌋🌋🌋 🌴🌺🌴🌺🌴 🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞🌞 Aloha from Maui, Hawaii!!

Have an AWESOME summer and mahalo nui for joining my swap!!

🍹 ~ MauiMami

Babycakesxo on Jun 5, 2019:

Hi! Thank you soo much that was a cute Summer pic. -Dedra


colleenbUSA on Jun 5, 2019:

SUMMER FUN - Decorate my profile page

stephiedee on May 21, 2019:

Welcome to Swap-bot! Thanks for the interest in my swap. If you'd like to do a private swap, just let me know. 😊

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