Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2019 12:09 am
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annielou

annielou
Date Joined: February 1, 2017
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: April 5, 1955
Country: United States

About Me

** UPDATE 2/21/2019 ** I have had the privilege to host several swaps. I've only been in swap-bot two years but I have had so much fun and have made many friends through the swaps.

I think we need to be very careful about our ratings. Recently I was rated a 1 because I didn't reply to a message within 48 hours. I am not here (SB) every day and it happened the message was sent on a weekend when my daughter who is getting married in April was here for wedding related stuff. Imagine my surprise when I found a 1 rating with the explanation being I hadn't responded. My reaction was swift. I deleted any upcoming swaps I was hosting, and also sent two messages to my partner. She was the only 1 (out of 10) who didn't receive my swap. I cannot explain why that happened but to only have 48 hours to respond (and on a weekend) was devastating to me.

ADMITTEDLY, I COMPLETELY OVER-REACTED.

To top it off, I had my first of 2 cataract surgeries yesterday. I'm at work and I should be able to craft -- but the timing of the poor rating, could not have been worse.

My partner received my messages and removed the rating. I will be sending my "lost" swap to her as soon as I am able.

I WOULD NEVER FLAKE ON A SWAP. NEVER. IF YOU DO NOT RECEIVE A SWAP FROM ME - PLEASE CONTACT ME. but PLEASE give me the time to respond. I work full time, have 10 grandkids that I spend time with often, my husband is a pastor and therefore, I'm involved in lots of evening activities. BUT I WILL NOT FLAKE ON YOU. As a host of swaps, I have "angeled" for others who for whatever reason didn't get their swaps in time or ever.

Please remember "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle." (Plato)


I am a happy mother of 5 (blended family) with 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Crazy! I'm 63 years old and like to think of myself as a free spirit. I've been a scrapbooker, a stamper, a knitter and NOW .. a swap-botter!

My second husband is a retired Methodist pastor. Faith is pretty important to us. organized religion has been hurtful to many people. I prefer a faith that encompasses all walks of life, all faiths, all people. John is the pastor at a Recovery Worship service currently and it has been such a blessing.

Favorite Music

Rock & Roll! Actually Im pretty diverse in my music listening but I do not like old fashioned country, nor do I like opera. I don't like rap.

Favorite Crafts

  • Swapbot -- mainly ATCs, ATC jams, and 9LP
  • Knitting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Simple wood projects
  • Quilling

COLLECTIONS

Mary Engelbriet--anything!

stars! peacocks (they are my "token.")

I like decorating my desk for the holidays each month. so I like the seasons and the holidays.

FAVORITE COLORS

AQUA TEAL TURQUOISE PINK RED PURPLE

rainbow

favorite flowers & house plant

snapdragons, hollyhocks, lily of the valley, black-eyed susan, clematis, violets, daisies, moss roses, lilacs

Christmas cactus African violets anything that climbs - ivy

DISLIKES

Party-related political stuff

Death or dying related

I don't like tea.

I don't use coupons.

I prefer to NOT receive photocopies of your previous work.

Ratings

vick302000 rated for ATC #4: MONTH of SEPTEMBER 2018 on Feb 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the nice card.
tristitia rated for ATC - Free Themed #1 (USA) on Feb 21, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Cute - thank you!
Response: You're welcome. My day doing the free themed swaps was so therapeutic for me!
BTim rated for ATC - Free Themed #5 (USA) on Feb 18, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card and extras!
Response: You're welcome. My day doing the free themed swaps was so therapeutic for me!
Fabriqueen rated for WIYM: Paperdoll ATC on Feb 17, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling Paperdoll ATC and the extras! I love the card you sent also. Hugs, Diane
Response: the very first swap I ever made was also a paper doll! so much fun. thank you for the rating and the heart!
supersquirrel rated for ATC - Free Themed #4 (USA) on Feb 13, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Cool gold ATC. Did you make the background paper? Very nice! Thanks for the vintage papers and 2x2s too :)
Response: I did make that paper! thank you for noticing! My day doing the free themed swaps was so therapeutic for me!
kfaye rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 12, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: Thank YOU!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're so very welcome. thank you for the rating and the heart. that's so very nice of you. I apologize for not labeling the Valentine clearly.
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #2 (USA) on Feb 10, 2019
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the awesome card and goodies!
Response: You're welcome. My day doing the free themed swaps was so therapeutic for me!
georgiafae rated for ATC #9: MONTH OF FEBRUARY (2019) on Feb 8, 2019
5
rating
Comment: It arrived today (Friday) but we can't use that as a measure because we got no mail yesterday. It is really sweet-you are getting really good at ATC's! Love it and Love you! Thanks for all the extras too-thanks for sharing!
Response: You're welcome! sweetie pie. You're the BEST!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You're welcome. Evidently I didn't clearly indicate which swap it was for. I apologize. I appreciate the rating and heart. You're very kind & understanding!
5
rating
Comment: Hi Annie, I received your swap today and thank you for the cute Valentines. I do appreciate them. I rated you a 5 and here is why: I had to hunt down which swap this was for, as it wasn't written anywhere. Secondly, this is Swap-bot. Not a place for you to tote your business. I recommend you listen to the podcast "The Dream" (the background for it looks kind of like a dollar bill) and please start at the first podcast, so it will all make sense. I would also like to say that it turns people off when you throw your business at them. I know I don't like it, and I know others do not like it either. They come here to swap, not to buy.
Response: Thank you for your feedback. You must be referring to a label? It wasn’t meant to be “toting” my business. I am sorry it offended you. It never occurred to me that it would offend anyone so duly noted. Thank you for that feedback.
wendrfl rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun Valentine's and stickers.
Response: You’re welcome. Evidently I didn't indicate which swap it was for. I apologize. I appreciate your rating.
vontakk rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: 🙈Waiting to open! Thank you so much!! 💘 Happy Valentine's Day!!
Response: You’re so kind. Thank you!
Wildspoon28 rated for January 2019 Journal Swap on Feb 7, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely and thoughtful Journal! I loved all your little extras of cards and recipes! You gave me lots of ideas for the next round of journal swaps. I hope that February goes well for you and isn't too cold!
Response: I’m so glad it arrived safely. It was definitely a work Of love. Thank you for your kind words.
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for all the extra goodies! Happy ❤️Day!
Response: Thank you for your generous rating. I've learned I didn't indicate which swap it was for! I apologize. Sometimes I get too excited to get things in the mail. Thank you again.
5
rating
Comment: Please remember to include the name of the swap next time. Thanks for the extras.
Response: I am really sorry about that. I had been away from SB long enough that I didn't remember all my "Ps and Qs". Thank you for your generous rating.
RiverTopanga rated for AA: Jane Davenport ATC on Jan 26, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Hi Anne! What a beautiful Jane D. style ATC! the little confetti was a nice touch! I had seen Jane's items in stores, but had never attempted anything of hers. This was a wonderful challenge! Thank you for the beautiful ATC!
Response: Thank you. I wasn't familiar with her at all! Now I'm crazy about her! Fun swap. Thank you for your kind and generous rating with a heart!
georgiafae rated for ATC "Games": Operation! (#5) on Jan 20, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Cute little book-like how it's layered and the infor connected with it. Didn't mind it being late-you have so much on your mind as for good reason. Thanks for being my sweet sweet partner!
Response: God blessed me with you as my friend. Thank you for your rating and heart. I will love you x infinity friend!
georgiafae rated for Teal Christmas Collage on Jan 14, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Wonderful collage-well worth the wait-so glad you are my dear friend that joined Swapbot and and came into by life-hopefully to stay! Love you dearly,sweety!
Response: I was so excited to make that for you. I know it's not perfect - but it was made with love! BFF!!!
rjdolphin rated for ATC #8: MONTH OF JANUARY (2019) on Jan 11, 2019
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC. Somehow your envelope was split on the end, but I think everything was in there. The USPS put it in a plastic bag. Just to let you know.
Response: Oh that's good feedback! I try to remember to reinforce with at the very least, some washi-tape. I'm glad everything was in there. Thank you for a great rating. I appreciate it, in spite of it all (busting out of the envelope!)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 351 35 36
Completed Fives Threes Ones
291 390 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 36 255 0
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Comments

Germanbaby77 on Nov 2, 2018:

Thanks for the wonderful angel-ed Month of May ATC. I LOVE IT!!!! G45 is the best!

MsLee on Mar 27, 2018:

Just dropping by to say hello and have a great week. Love you my friend.

georgiafae on Feb 1, 2018:

Happy 1 year with Swap-Bot! Pretend there is cake-ice cream-confetti and lots of whooping! Love ya!

MsLee on Jan 26, 2018:

Dearest Friend, thank you so very much for the friendship, the caring, and your kind words. I love You.

supersquirrel on Jan 26, 2018:

Being fairly new to ATC making, you can't believe how encouraging your kind words have been. They always leave me smiling. Thank you :)

MsLee on Dec 29, 2017:

Dear friend. I'm glad my card had arrived. I just one to take a moment of your time to wish you a very Prosperous, Happy & Healthy New Year. Thank you so much for your friendship. It means the world to me. 💐 🐱 🎆 💞

craftyone on Sep 9, 2017:

Ooh, the coffee sleeves are totally awesome! You are so thoughtful! Thanks for thinking of me during your coffee time!

Allegrae on Aug 16, 2017:

Received the finished APC starters! Love the finished cards!

makestuff on Jul 8, 2017:

Thank you for the ATC jam and the extras!

MissPaula on Jul 7, 2017:

Thanks for working on my ATC Jams.......

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