Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2019 3:34 pm


Date Joined: August 29, 2019
Last Online: October 19, 2019
Birthday: April 23
Country: United States
My Website
My YouTube Channel
My Etsy Store

About Me

Wife, mother, self employed, animal lover (12+ years large animal rescue in US). Now a professional pet sitter 4+ years.

Kindness is my way of life, not an act I do. I am extremely empathetic to the point of compassion fatigue. Recovering from life threatening illness.

Relocated from East Coast to Upper Midwest - ZERO in person friends. HIGHLY value old fashioned interaction with others.

HUGE history fan.

Crafts & Sewing

I now have a YouTube channel for my crafts and an Etsy store as well as the usual social platforms.

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I am still a bit of newb - if you do not get my swap please let me know. I have taken to bringing each swap to PO counter and taking pictures of post marks and large items are going with tracking. I try to make the swap to the best of my ability, if it arrives and isn't what you expect (or I goobered it up somehow lol) please let me know STAT and I will correct and resend.. Thank you!

Favorite Quote

Favorite Quote -

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

Theordore Roosevelt.

Favorite Books

AVID READER! I have been reading since I was about 4 years old and read as much as possible. I believe that we are always learning. I prefer to read non-fiction and prefer history (American and World) as a go to. I read in the morning before getting up and before going to bed.

Favorite books are anything about Benjamin Franklin and other historical figures. From Ancient Times to the present day.


I like anything animal friendly, I love crafting supplies, Christmas and Thanksgiving related items and Victorian themed ephemera. I like old postcards and lithography. I LOVE COFFEE but not Starbucks ...I love Caribou Coffee!!

CHRISTMAS!! and MORE CHRISTMAS STUFF - ESPECIALLY vintage Christmas ephemera.

I love acts of kindness, compassion and empathy.


CHEMICAL FRAGRANCES - They give me an instant migraine. If swapping with me please don't send anything with a fragrance and I do not send any items with fragrances or common allergens.

Anything to do with animal cruelty or abuse. I do not like smoking or anything to do with pranks on people or pets.

Favorite Music

Everything from Classical to Metal (no screaming GWAR type stuff though ..whew). Prefer classic country and have a HUGE knowledge of musical factoids. Married to a professional musician but knowledge comes from aunt who was deeply involved in music throughout her life. She instilled the love of music and how powerful it can be.


I start, complete and send all of my swaps immediately (or as close to immediately as I can get if the partner assignments post when I am asleep lol) upon receipt of my partners information. I am prepared with supplies PRIOR to partner assignment.

I read my partners profile thoroughly, and try my very best to create a swap that I think my parter will enjoy. I then proceed with swap requirements. I am in the States so if you are not in USA my letters, pc's, or packages might take longer to get to you.

PLEASE reach out to me if you don't receive something. I go to the post office every day and mail on Sunday as well but that won't get picked up till Monday unless it is the holiday season.

I rate immediately upon receipt of your swap!


Favorite Crafts

Custom embroider, paper crafts, loaded envelopes, journals and combining them all with Embroidery.

Absolutely ANYTHING Christmas or Thanksgiving....ANNNYYY TTTHHINNNG!!


ralphawilson rated for 📬 Postcard penpals 📬 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks, Jo, for the very nice Victorian Autumn card. It's subtle in San Francisco, but autumn is really finally here. Hope we all have a nice, gentle winter ahead. Best regards, Ralph
Comment: Thank you so much for the great pc, I love it!!!!!!!!!!! Love the names!
Response: Thank you! SO glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart! Have a wonderful weekend :-)
noeldtroll rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #167 on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the note. Sounds like a nice weekend overall, except for the snowstorm.
Response: Yes, it was! This weekend should be much better!! YAY! Then winter will hit with a vengeance! lol have a great weekend!
Comment: Super cute postcard! I also aspire to give up boxed foods- maybe now's the time?
Response: Thank you!!! Yes, it was well worth it! Down 16 lbs and don't really miss any of it. THANK GOODNESS LOL
Comment: Thank you for your sweet card. 🐱
Response: Very Welcome! Super glad you liked it! thank you for the heart!
Banjobritches rated for Fall Tagflip on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: I loved all the tags you made! They helped give me a few ideas for the ones I will be sending to my partner! Thanks so much!
Response: YAY! Super glad you got them. I used the automatic machine and they sent it back...apparently it was too fat to be an envelope lololzzz so had to redo it, Have an awesome day!!! Thank you for the heart!!
ivylines rated for Thrift Shop Adventures #1 on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! It was such a thoughtful package and I've already made two envelopes from the sheet music!
Response: OMG! SO GLAD YOU LIKED IT!! I went over your profile about a dozen times before going to store and then took it with me while there! YAAAYYY!!! Thank you so much and thank you for the heart!!
Comment: Your package is wonderful! So many Halloween supplies to play with! Thanks a lot!
Response: Very glad you like it!! YAY!!!
marooter rated for ABC upcycled P cardboard swap on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun "P" upcycled cardboard, Jo! I love how you decorated it to go along with the tropical theme. Its funny you used Pacifico beer packaging -- my other partner sent a piece of Palm Breeze "hard" drink packaging and I sent St. Pauli Girl beer packaging to my partners! Great minds! :-) Mary
Response: I tried to get Pabst ...he drinks it once a year with his brother but they didn't have it so he Pacifico that we had on vacation once. I loved the colors on it And went with a tropical theme!! LOL!! YES! GREAT MINDS!! :-)
Comment: Thank you so much!!!!
Response: Glad you liked the swap! thank you for the heart!!
Comment: Thanks so much for the great cat card & goodies. It was great swapping with you, Happy Halloween!!
Response: Super glad you like the swap! Thank you for the heart! Happy Halloween!
Moxieroe rated for PositiviTea + pun drawings! on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! Your pun was great and I can't wait to try the tea.
Response: Very welcome! LOLZZZZ!! Super glad that you liked the swap!!
rivervictor rated for A Note For You # 17 on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: thank you for the butterfly card!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Am super glad you liked it!!
KatKit rated for SH: Small Stocking Stuffer #5 on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Really nice little gift folders. I Was hoping to put all my Christmas swaps into a stocking for surprises on Xmas morning but you told me what was in the package. Always enjoy a nice tea. Worked out OK since I really like the little folders and I can use as a template to make a few for some gifts I'm planning. Thanks and happy swapping to you.
Response: Super glad you liked them!! I hope that you have a fantastic Christmas!!!
MarHelene rated for What the Heck...? PC #38 on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: 9 craft fairs??? Hope you do well!
Response: Thank you! YEP! CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? I must have been low on coffee and sleepy when I signed up for some of them! LOL
Readergirl rated for ABC upcycled P cardboard swap on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thank You for joining the swap. It is fun to search out the needed letters on products.
Response: Am so glad you liked it! I was quite proud of myself for finding this for the letter "P" I sent hubs to get Pabst Blue Ribbon (that he drinks once a year with his brother) but they didn't have any and I was like...whats that stuff you had when we were on vacation? And he was like,,,Pacifico? I was like..YES GET THAT!! lolollzzzz ...sssoooo now he is actively waiting for me to send him out again! LOL
Comment: Thanks for the sparkly card and the paper bits! I like getting little pieces of paper from other people's stash that I haven't seen before.
Response: YAY! So glad you liked it! I try to send stuff folks may use on their next project :-)
dreamlady66 rated for Postcard Pals on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Hi there & ty for the re-send ❤
Response: Very Welcome! I sure hope you get the original one I sent, too! :-)
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and stickers! :)
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and heart! Super glad you liked the swap!
kittyfun rated for Lets have a relaxing fall on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Loved it all, thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it!! Have an awesome night!