Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2017 11:51 am


Date Joined: February 1, 2017
Last Online: September 19, 2017
Birthday: April 5, 1955
Country: United States

About Me

Update 6.19.2017: if you receive a letter/package from me with postage due, please send me a note. Moving forward, I am going to take all my stuff into the post office so I should be able to avoid a "postage due" situation.

UPDATE (5.5.17): My favorite part of swapbot* is sending mail. (duh) but my favorite feeling in the world----is receiving mail from my swap*bot partners. THANK YOU!

I personally think it is VERY important to rate your partners when you receive their notes, ATCs, or whatever the swap might be about. and I've learned that things really can and do get lost -- so let your partner know if you do not receive something in a reasonable length of time. I appreciate it when I have been given that courtesy.

Swap*bot is probably the most rewarding thing I have done (aside from family) in a very long time, and I have a fellow swap-botter to thank for that. YOU ALL ROCK!!!

I think I am a pacifist, an idealist (versus realist), peace loving, tree hugging, spiritually grounded middle aged woman.

I am a happy mother of 5 (blended family) with 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Crazy! I'm 61 years old and I love life. I've been a scrapbooker, a stamper, a knitter and NOW .. a swapper!

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. I am criticized for that. but that's my truth.

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.

A kid of the 60s and 70s, I like The Eagles, America, Dan Fogelberg, Journey, Styx, Aerosmith, Grand Funk Railroad, YES, Steppenwolf .. to name a few.
Todd Rundgren, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Maroon 5, seriously into most all types of music.

Favorite Movies

Man in the Moon with Sam Waterston. Remember the Titans Titanic Sound of Music Westside Story Romeo & Juliet (the one from the 70s) A Star Is Born Ice Castles

  • not many movies I've met that I don't like.

Favorite Television

This Is Us

Modern Family

Genius on PBS

Handmaid's Tale (currently on Hulu)

guilty pleasure: (all the) Real Housewives

Favorite Crafts

*Knitting * Scrapbooking * Rubber stamping * Journaling * Sewing (just starting again..)

~*~ Swapping - a whole new world. I love it.


Mary Engelbriet--anything! anything with hearts anything with angels retro stuff stars! peacocks (they are my "token.") 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

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




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

favorite foods

Italian, Mexican, Irish pub, Norwegian Christmas meatballs, Qdoba, Chinese

chicken is my absolutely favorite thing to eat.

ADDICTED TO: Chocolate

My husband makes the best spaghetti sauce in the universe.


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.


SilverD rated for A.I. - Pencil Sketch on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: I love it she's beautiful! Thank you for such a wonderful ATC.
DCasey rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: Beautiful!
SamiE rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: Love the autumn girl ATC. Thanks so much.
PhaloBlue rated for A.I - Pen & Ink ATC on Sep 17, 2017
Comment: I love your ATC. Love the teacher's expression! Good work! Oh, the extras are awesome - thanks.
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful ATC, I love those TH paper dolls. I have them, but forget to use them! Thanks for the extra's too!
Response: I made your ATC at a craft retreat when I first signed up for the swap. I just loved that series! I bet I said that to you in my note. Thank you for the rating and the heart ❤️!!
Larina rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the butterfly ATC and extra goodies!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it!! We have had so many butterflies in the yard! Thank you for the rating and the heart ❤️!
blueseabliss rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: This is a great one! Thanks!
Response: I was able to make all 5 of my ATCs with one wonderful sheet of scrap book paper!! I had so much fun. Thank you for the rating and the heart ❤️!
Comment: Thank you, Annie Lou! What a terrific job you did with your painting...LOVE this little piece of art! And I think these pieces of paper with the Kitty corner cuts are wonderful too...I bet you can make a pinwheel out of them...
Response: I'm tapping into something I really like to do with the water painting!! You're so kind! Thank you for the rating and the heart ❤️!
AnnaL rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap SEPT. USA only on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Anne, I just loved your Magical fairy ATC, many thanks for making it for me. AnnaL.
Response: I was happy with the sheet of scrapbook paper I found! Lots of ATC potential ! So thank you for the rating and the ❤️!!
Candyn29 rated for Put a Bird on It ATC on Sep 10, 2017
Comment: Very pretty
Response: Thank you. I wondered if maybe one bird would have been enough but lately we have seen so many birds flying together .. I decided on a trio. thank you for the kind rating and the heart!
SouthsideTracie rated for 70s-80s Punk ATC on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the display-worthy ATC! Lovely hand lettering. Thanks also for the extras that include what I'm sure is a punk mix-tape cut out :-)
Response: How kind of you to say~ My mom was a school teacher and taught penmanship at our kitchen table -- which I loved. My dad had taken some calligraphy back in the old days for business school and he taught me the love of different "fonts" in handwriting. I appreciate your compliment! yes - absolutely a mix tape of PUNK! thanks again
blueseabliss rated for MOO Mail: COW Themed on Sep 8, 2017
Response: that poor skinny-faced cow. I am trying my hand at painting and of course, a cow isn't something that is going to come natural at all to this city girl. He looked a little emaciated. thank you for the rating.
Wanderingslug rated for Snarky & Sarcastic ATC on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You're welcome. It is not my nature to be snarky or sarcastic, so of course that was kind of fun. Thank you for the rating. We are now moving into autumn!
Dummanios rated for Song Quote ATC on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC and extras!
Response: You're welcome. I think it might be an all-time favorite, but to be honest, I have lots of favorites! I believe I had used the salt background. I need more work on that! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
ladybugluvsstuff rated for A.I. - using Salt on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: thanks for the pretty atc and extras!
Response: You're welcome. I am going to want to work with the salt for future swaps I think. It does give an interesting, although for me at least, very subtle look. I appreciate the rating, and the heart!
kristy rated for USA ATC Swaps: PINK Background ATC on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: Ty for the extra stuff
Response: Hi Kristy, pink, purple and teal are my favorite colors so it was easy to find pink paper for the background. You're welcome for the extras, people have been so generous with me - I want to share the wealth! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
MsLee rated for Mermaid ATC USA only on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: Anne, thank you for my Mermaid ATC, I'm gonna try the salt technique. Thanks for the whimsy jars. Have a great long holiday weekend.
Response: You are so welcome. I liked the way the mermaid turned out even though I would have liked to have had the time to hand-draw you something. Enjoy swapping with you very much. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
georgiafae rated for Private ATC swap on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks again for creating and including me in swap and for sending to me! You are really good at making ATC's-I like the color(of course) but the design is so elegant and with all the layers! Wonderful! Thanks for the extra goodies too-Thanks for sharing-Love ya too!
Response: To one of my dearest and best friends - everything I do I learned from you, and continue to learn! You are my inspiration. I cannot ever thank you enough for bringing me to the world of swap-bot! Thank you for the rating and the heart. Can't wait until we can "scrap" together at the end of the month.
Martha rated for 5 for 5 ATC august ( USA only) on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC.... thanks for the extras !!!
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for the rating and the heart. I think the 5 for 5 might be in my "favorite" category. Each card I make is very similar -- so it makes it easy - but they are also different in some way, shape or form which makes it interesting and fun. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
bluecrayons rated for "Gone Fishing" ATC (USA) on Aug 26, 2017
Comment: cute and interesting atc. i just dont get the purpose of putting 2 christmas tree stickers on it.
Response: The trees? Those came in a set of outdoor camping stickers that included the bobber too. In Minnesota pine trees are prevalent. Thank you for your feedback. And the rating.

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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.......

Allegrae on Jun 2, 2017:

Fantastic additions to the lobster ATC jam! It's perfect!

craftyone on May 16, 2017:

Wow, It is something really special when I receive a new coffee sleeve from a new coffee place. My first one from a hospital! It was so thoughtful of you to send it - a very nice thing to do! Look for something in the mail from me.

KeriandtheFlock on May 8, 2017:

The hen and chick arrived today. Thank you! :D

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