Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 1:38 am


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: November 23, 2020

Country: United States
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I look forward to swapping with you. My rating is very important to me. Please let me know if you do not receive a swap or if I've failed to meet your expectations. I want to make it right.

Updated 9-21-20

Tomorrow is the Autumn Equinox - I love fall time, the colors and pumpkin pie! In Oregon we need the cooler weather and rain. Many families lost their homes in the wildfires. Smoke was the main problem in my area. I was one of the fortunate. Others have to start with nothing.

Who am I? I am Christian and trust in God for the salvation he provides through his son, Jesus.

In October, I will have survived 6 years without my late husband. I miss him more every day. But, God has provided.

I have one daughter, three grown granddaughters and one great-grandaughter. My daughter and husband just moved to NJ. The granddaughters are in AZ, FL and the youngest just moved back to OR.

I like Oregon rain. Lived here all my life except for a few years in the San Francisco Bay area. Couldn't wait to return to Oregon. I'd prefer the Oregon coast, actually, but I'd miss all my friends here.

I have one cat, Tinkerbell. She will be 16 this spring (2020) She is my loving companion.

I am retired. Before isolation I enjoyed tag sales, thrift stores and flea markets. Most of my days are now full of socializing on the computer and crafting. I enjoy paper and mixed media.

Themes I enjoy

Cute birds, chickens, owls, cats, vintage toys & images, and Victorian steampunk (no skulls or goth please). I also like whimsical and playful (not Disney, but more vintage looking like 40s & 50s book pages).

I favorite postcards to collect are animals or birds with umbrellas.

I also collect vintage ephemera: Victorian Trading Cards, Vintage greeting cards, Single Swap Playing Cards (especially cats, owls, and unusual jokers) unusual cancelled postage stamps. All of my collections include used and unused paper items.

Wish List

I'm a child at heart and enjoy fun, playful themes. I also enjoy vintage era graphics (40s - 50s).

Think of Handmade, vintage, part packages, gently used from your stash first. Other people's trash is my treasure LOL.

I tend to prefer muted colors over primary colors and I like yellow and lime green for all seasons. I also like "unexpected" color combinations.

For flat surprises, I can use:

  • Textured papers, handmade paper, or paper you alter w/swirls, splatters, Gelli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Swap cards and/or Return address labels
  • Cats, owls
  • Christian themed stickers with scripture.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D types
  • Old, interesting black/white photos/cabinet photos. You know; the instant relative types : )
  • Retro and Victorian pictures or phrases cut from books, magazines.
  • Anything handmade by you.
  • Vintage single playing cards (collect jokers and interesting pictures)


I try to be thankful for any gift received, but some things just don't work for me due to my allergies: perfumes, soaps, lotions, candles, and some foods.

Tea and coffee samples are fine.

Although I'm a Christian I don't care for crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery. I prefer items with scripture and a flower or other non-religious pictures.

Please do not send skulls, goth, fairies, nudes, and such. I don't celebrate Halloween and also don't care much for elves, Santas, fantasy, surreal or cutesy, but will re-gift to someone who has these listed as favorites.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:


123Poggy123 rated for USAHM: Using a embossing folder on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: This card is stunning. So pretty. Thank you for the die cut pieces for me to make more Christmas cards.
DragonflyDaisy rated for RSC: Unsigned Christmas card on Nov 22, 2020
Comment: Joan, what a cute Christmas card you made - I love it! 😍 I think it’s starting to feel like Christmas is coming!🎄
Response: Yes. The first Christmas cards coming in put me in the mood. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
KarenFife rated for CHRISTMAS CARD SNOWMAN 2020 on Nov 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute smiling snowman card! I appreciate the nice stickers and note as well plus the beautiful snowflake stickers in keeping with the snow theme.❤️❤️⛄️⛄️❄️❄️
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with heart. Happy Thanksgiving week.
Comment: What a beautiful leaf card you made/sent. I agree with you about “all circumstances” being the hard part. Also, Romans 8:28 is a good one to remember as well. Happy rest of November, and Happy Thanksgiving to you too. P.S. Thanks for the nice tuck-ins too!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card and swap. Have a nice Thanksgiving week.
ChrisD rated for Sender's Choice Slimline Card on Nov 15, 2020
Comment: The card is amazing! I absolutely love it!! Thanks so much for the lace....beautiful.
Response: Your comments make me very happy. I'm glad you like the card and tuck in. Thank you for the nice rating with heart.
grammypammy rated for WnWHS ~ Red Postcard on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: It's so funny that you mentioned Lucille Ball on the postcard because I did too! Thanks for the pretty Vermont PC and for joining this swap!
Response: She was quite famous for her red hair. Thank you for the rating and heart.
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Put a Bird On It on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: I love this card. Thank you for the notecard for me to use.
Response: You made my day. I'm glad you like the swap. Thank you for the heart. Have a good week.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Sender's Choice ~ Green on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Joan ~ I love the green card you made for me, and I absolutely adore the stocking stickers! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful swap. It was a lot of fun, and I'm so glad you had my for your partner! Tami
Response: Thank you Tami for the nice rating and heart. The stocking stickers are from Hobby Lobby online.
SunflowerRose rated for Jeremiah 18 Bible Study on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Ill use the stickers in my journal. :)
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Sunflower107 rated for CF - Just a Note on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Such a lovely note and card. Love the extras. Thank you and blessings.
Response: So happy you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating with heart. God bless!
Comment: Thank you so much for mail art and all the lovely birds - I love birds! It was fun finding the chickens taped under the window. And thank you for the squirrels - especially the fuzzy ones 🐿️
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and you enjoyed it. Thank you for the nice rating with heart.
Tatiruth624 rated for Card Making Fun: Embossed Card on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and the lovely note.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for rating.
warheart rated for UHM: National Cat Day 💌 on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Such an adorable envelope of happy mail! Thank you!
Response: I'm glad you liked your happy mail. Thank you for the nice rating with heart.
Coss rated for RSC - Fall Colors on Oct 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and the nice stam.ped images. I love the Morton Salt one (or that is what it reminds me of)
Response: I'm glad you liked your swap. That image reminds me of Morton Salt also. It is one of my favorites. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
ChrisD rated for Fall Themed Card on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. The embossing is beautiful. I really appreciate it.
Response: I'm happy you liked it. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy fall.
rarjones rated for CF- Our Own Backyards on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Received your swap today. Yes God's creatures are a sweet treat to watch. At this time it's like He has provided us with our own at home safe entertainment! Thank you for the scripture and the extras too! Happy Fall:)
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the rating with heart.
24Donna rated for CMF - Card with a Die Cut on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! God bless you
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you liked it.
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Pumpkins on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: What a delightful card. Thank you so much & for the recipe cards.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for the nice rating with heart. Happy fall. swapping!
Jessinpa rated for WnWHS ~ Encouragement Notecard Swap on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Love the card it's beautiful and thank you for the fall goodies!
Response: So glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the quick rating and heart. Happy fall swapping!
Fritosmom rated for CF: Fall Postcard! on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Fall Gatlinburg PC and perfect scripture. God Bless
Response: Wow! That was fast. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with heart. Happy fall.

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LadyJo on Nov 17, 2020:

Thank you for the birthday card, wishes, and the extras! Always nice to hear from far away friends!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2019:

SCORE! lol The Tower Records postcard! OMgosh!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

supersquirrel on Dec 13, 2016:

Just completed the MAE - I spy a kitty kat. My first event since joining MAE. It was a blast - a swap I truly enjoyed. Thank you for hosting such a fun event.

TamiHope on Sep 4, 2016:

ginabee on Mar 2, 2012:


wolfeagle on Jan 30, 2012:

Thinking of you two. Hope all is going well and you are back at home, recooperating nicely.

And if you ever want to play Words with friends, which is like Scrabble, then let me know. I would Scrabble with you but I'm not on Facebook.

ginabee on Sep 28, 2011:

ginabee on Sep 26, 2011:

Margothecat on Sep 26, 2011:

Thank you for the puppy postcard with the Scripture on it - so cute, and so true!

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