Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 7:55 am


Original Member
Last Online: September 23, 2023

Country: United States



I love this site and the joy it brings! I try to send quality swap packages, and hope for the same in return. I love to create and give. I send out all swaps on time, so if you haven't received something from me, please contact me!

badge every swap I receive (or don't receive!) It may take a few weeks but I will rate you, or contact you if your swap has not arrived. There is no need to message me about your rating. I want to make your experience swapping on this site a good one.

About Me


Swap-bot started in 2005.

I am not easily offended. I don’t look for reasons to be offended.

My Politics: Do what you promise to do, don’t infringe on other persons or their property.

I'm mostly interested in exchanging art and handmade items not store bought things. I am a paper artist, I am not a scrapbook-er.

Hearts and Extras:

I give hearts for swaps that makes my heart sing, extras have nothing to do with it.



I LOVE European/Asian/South American/African/Australian run of the mill envelopes, small paper bags, stationery etc.

I like 60’s retro (not vintage) mid-century modern, coffee, clean lines, Christian religion, urban, Angels, bizzarro, quirky, clever, strange, off beat and dark humor. I like mermaids, burro’s, gnomes, the moon, Cats (Pets, not tigers, lions, etc), Quarter Horses, robots, the Northern Lights, dreams, sci fi, water, snow, storms, the woods, lightning, birch trees, Lake Superior, violets, lilly of the valley, lilacs, Hello Kitty, Charlie Brown and his crew, Black Watch tartan, craftsman style, Stampotique and delusions styles, and flat handmade paper fodder.

I love inexpensive fountain pens with ink, shrines, matchbox art, rocks, assemblage art, hand decorated paper, bento, handmade books, beaded items, needle books, digital art, handmade wallets/purses/bags, art dolls, creative writing, bowls, pottery, glass, zines, graphic arts, felted items, handmade ephemera, and handmade household items, die cut words and nature items, and snarky remarks. Any Stampington magazine new, or old.

I like highly saturated colors, not pale or pastel colors. I like cool blue, turquiose, tan, purple,....beachy colors. I like orange and dark pink.

Matchbox Art: I don't care for filled matchboxes ...so feel free to DECORATE the inside instead. There used to be lot's O’ swaps with decorated insides, but not so much any more. I promise I won't rate a 3 for not filling the box if the inside is decorate. I just don't like/want that tiny stuff inside.

I LOVE ribbon beads. Small holed, CUTE, wood, and (yuck) plastic beads will get the heave ho at my house.

I have pierced ears, and prefer silver to gold. I have small wrists. Bracelets around 7" fit me best.


No hearts here…No scraps of paper (specialty or plain), pencils, Stamped images, ball point pens, sharpie markers, erasers, books, pages from books, sheet music, coffee mugs, tags, playing cards, loose sequins, little do dad's for art, confetti, dollar store/discount items, ankle socks, Doo Wap or 50's items, small stickers, Disney, food, tea, candy, lotions, makeup, scents, plastic beads, wood beads, or consumables. Thank you but, I'm not interested in run of the mill paper from the US including pads of paper, and sticky notes.

CUTE, country or scrapbook styles. I prefer wilder, creative, bold, elegant, and thought provoking art.

I don't care for Pastel colors, and rust.

Pushy positivity quotes and quotes like "live laugh love"

Extras - Thank you but, I have too much STUFF! I like to keep things purposeful, beautiful and simple.

I dislike people putting children's personal medical issues on the World Wide Web.

Mean girls

Over analysis. Seems like there is a lot of that today.

I don't like dirty, used, clean out your stash left overs! Although I would love to have a cigarette (I quit ages ago,) I don't like the smell on swaps..

I snarl at swaps that do not identify swap-bot, the name of the swap and swapper. I am in a lot of swaps. It's hard to figure out where a swap package came from with out your help!

I don’t like to receive political or social cause items.

OK, thank you for reading that!

Favorite Books

Nicholas and Alexandra, Atlas Shrugged, The little Prince, Ender's Game, The King of Oil, Steve Jobs the man who thought differently, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Infinity net: the Autobiography of Yayoi Kusama, and Metal Men.

Favorite Music

Rock & Roll music (not pop) from the 1960-1980’s vinyl era. Bag Pipes. Jerry Jeff Walker, Hoyt Axton, The Kinks, Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Joni Mitchel, Amy Winehouse, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot, The LIbertines...

Favorite Movies

The Star Wars movies, 2001: A Space Odessy, A Clockwork Orange, Escape from New York, Overboard, Les Miserables, Edward Scissorhands, Steel Magnolias, Moonstruck, The Princess Bride, An Unfinished Life, My Cousin Vinney, The Secret Life of Bee's, Like water for chocolate, the big Lebowski, the Guardian, the Jesse Stone series and Queen.


3.29.23 @coleenfranks with no prior communication rated me a 1 for a swap from the previous year titled CPG: Christmas Junk Journal Cluster - us..

Then I got this message on 3.30.23 @ 9:30 am: Thank u. I removed the 1. I will say that I wrote to a few that had never sent and no response. Then sometimes the 1 gets them to respond. I didn't recall who all I wrote to since there were a few. I'm sorry it was disturbing.


The same day at 1:00pm, the one is still there. Update 6pm the rating was removed.


Comment: Thank you for the cute filmstrips and the colours are awesome 😊❤️
Comment: Thanks for such a cute post card. Love it!
hibiscus rated for CO Surreal Collage #7 on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Hi—larious! Love the big mouth!!! Fun swap! Thanks also for the book page …
Poeprincess rated for AMA: Inkbox card - fish on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: You do the most amazing things with your swaps & this is no exception! Thank you so much for the fish inkbox card & the extras.
Sonya rated for OATC: 6 Inchies on 1 ATC 9/23 on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you.
Jjean rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage Series #1 on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the nice collage - you did forget to send a note with your name...... 😊
CiCiHatter rated for Patriotic Jam #1 on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thank so much!
user6937 rated for AMA: Negative Space #2 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Just about missed it, lol - I love it, thank you!
wolfeagle rated for USATC: See Through ATC on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Love it. Beautiful. Thank you.
ellie rated for AMA: Art in a teabag #3 on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the tea bag. I hope you had a nice vacation.
Comment: Amazing idea! Love it when swappers think “outside the box”. Thank you so much!
Comment: well you did a great job while on vacation, hope you enjoyed the vacation! Thanks for the creative ATC. Happy Swapping!
luv2kraft rated for OATC: Corrugated ATC 9/23 on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the artsy ATC.
boriquaz rated for EASU: Anything BUT Vintage ATC on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: thank you for the wonderful atc and extras. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you for the variety of papers.
Comment: Hi Yooper, Thanks so much for the textured paste ATC. It’s really striking with the colors you used. Thanks also for the pretty butterfly shaker card!
mchesser12 rated for WIYM: PINK NAKED POSTCARD on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the homemade postcard. I had not heard of Fodders School so I looked it up.
RockyBeach rated for AMA: See Through Postcard on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you! You gave me an idea with your use of bandage. Cool!

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Sonya on Aug 10, 2023:

Thanks, Yooper for the return of the mystery supply 8/23 ATC. I'll send everyone a photo of them all together when received. Cheers!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 8, 2023:


for the lovely RAK!!

rkassman on Jul 24, 2023:

I love the ATC you made from the Junque Jam challenge 7/23! Thank you <3

Poeprincess on Mar 13, 2023:

Love what you did with the ABC Sticker Coutour ATC! I really like how it turned out. Thank you!

mermaidery on Feb 27, 2023:

Thank you so much for the card for my MIL. She really appreciated it and sends her many thanks as well.

MuggleMom on Feb 16, 2023:

ABC: Sender's Choice #24- thanks so much for returning the ATC



CookieMomster78 on Feb 10, 2023:

♥️Thank you for the Mini Valentine RAK! 😊 I 😍 heart it! You’re so sweet 🥹 you have brought me joy and happiness, Yooper. And your friendship means a lot to me. 🥰🤗

CookieMomster78 on Feb 4, 2023:

Thank you for my "mystery supply" ATC from our ABC group's first swap. I like what you did with the lace and of course, you can never go wrong with flowers! Making them removable is an excellent idea too ~ like my own paper bouquet! 🌼

MuggleMom on Jan 24, 2023:

ABC: Sender's Choice #23 - thanks for sending back my ATC. xxMuggleMom

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


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