Swap-bot Time: June 15, 2019 2:05 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: June 15, 2019

Country: United States
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Hello -

I look forward to swapping with you.

I enjoy making people happy, so do let me know (before rating down) if for any reason my swap content did not meet your expectations or the instructions and especially if you do not receive a swap. My rating is very important to me and I want to make it right.

I have been a widow for 4 years. I miss him more every day. But, God has provided. I'm also a Mother (1 married daughter), Grandmother to three grown girls and Great-grandmother to a 3 year old girl. My daughter and husband live in Florida and the grown girls are in three different states: AZ, AL and FL. They all like sunshine. 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 am Christian and trust in God for the salvation he provides through his son, Jesus.

I have one cat, Tinkerbell. She will be 15 this spring. She is my loving companion. I am retired and enjoy tag sales, thrift stores and flea markets. I love crafting with paper and all kinds of mixed media.

Themes I enjoy

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

I collect postcards. My very favorites are animals and especially birds holding umbrellas.

I also collect vintage ephemera: Victorian Trading Cards, Vintage greeting cards, Single Swap Playing Cards (especially cats, owls, and unusual jokers) Postage Stamps. All of my collections include used and unused. I love them all!

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. I like yellow and lime green for all seasons. I also like "unexpected" color combinations. I can use:

  • Handmade paper or paper you alter w/swirls, splatters, Gelli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Hand stamped images (black or brown on white or cream color) and images that blend on unusual papers
  • Cats, chickens & roosters are favs
  • Christian themed stickers with scripture.
  • Pictures of you and your family to add to my Swap-bot scrapbook
  • Pretty stickers. I prefer just flat ones, not 3D
  • 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)
  • Fun, bright printed socks (Size 9-11)
  • Vintage lace, ribbon and crinkled seam binding


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:


LadyJo rated for CF: Area Postcard on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard you sent! No fisherman here! Sounds pretty!
GrannysNamesake rated for CF: National Upsy Daisy Day on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and matching envelope, I can tell you had fun making it. The seeds are great especially your Marigold seeds. The ones I planted in early spring, never came up. The red, white and blue stamps will come in handy soon. The sweet surprises were so creatively presented and I really appreciate the smile they gave. Thank you for the encouragement and joy.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Happy Birthday on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Joan, what an adorable card!! And just in time for Charlotte's birthday~ :-) I love the lay out and the papers you used are so "me". Thanks for the extra kitty cats!
Response: I'm glad you liked how I used the fun stamp you sent to me. Happy Birthday Charlotte! Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
HappyDayMail rated for CF: Area Postcard on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Always good to hear from you Joan...thanks bunches for the lovely p.c.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Thank you for the heart. Happy summer travels and maybe Oregon some day!
glennasgarden rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ JUN on Jun 11, 2019
Comment: Joan what a fun JUN Scavenger Hunt swap you sent to me! I love everything and am most appreciative of the postage. YAY new PC stamps! Thank you so very much :)
Response: So glad you liked everything; those new PC stamps are so pretty and fit perfectly for something that lives under the water! thanks for the nice rating and heart.
DixieDiane rated for CF - National Flag Day Swap on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Always happy to have u as sending to me..thanks dear friend
Response: I'm glad it finally arrived. Thank you for the top rating, with a heart.
LilysMama rated for UHM: Postcard Scavenger Hunt #6 on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: You're envelope was fun to receive, loved the puzzle letter :) Thanks for looking at my profile and sending things I would like. I actually have been to Pike's Place Market in Seattle, it was very interesting. The Mt St Helens card is definitely being put into my book of keepers. Thank you so much, I really did love everything!
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed the swap. And, it was fun putting it together. Thank you for the nice comments, rating and heart.
Comment: What a sweet fun card you made for me Joan! Thanks so very much~ I love the extras you sent too so I can make some more cards and the inspiration you gave me to do so~
TamiHope rated for RSC- For the Birds on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful card, Joan! I love the bird stamp that you used, and the card itself is so pretty. Love the blues! Thank you very much.
Response: I'm glad you like it Tami. If I remember right, you sent me that flowered paper. I like it with the denim su ink. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Your next swap is on the way!
luvbird rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #5 on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely ATC and the extras. Great swap!
Response: I'm happy you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
LadyJo rated for CF: Mail Art- Lighthouses on May 29, 2019
Comment: A beautiful envie I received today in the mail! It is lovely! Oh an all the nice things you sent to me as well! I will enjoy using them! I love the cartoon, that is funny!
glennasgarden rated for CF - Put a Bird on it on May 29, 2019
Comment: I am still smiling about the birds with long legs card you made :) I love the PC you made for me to use too! The postage is very much appreciated as well. Thanks for a really fun bird swap Joan.
Comment: Thank you Joan for the beautiful ATC you made for me and for the fun decorated envelope too - it was definitely happy mail! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed this swap. Thank you for the top rating!
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Mail Art- May Flowers on May 19, 2019
Comment: So sorry for the late rating - - I LOVE your pretty flowery mail art. This is going in my CF remembrance booklet. :). I enjoyed your note, the flower stickers, and the pretty pink floral envelope for me to use. The design/construction of the mini envelope was cool with the combined pink/purple paper. Thanks for a bright, happy mail box!! :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. What a nice idea to keep a booklet with CF favorites. I may have to copy that idea. Sounds more organized than a shoe box : ) Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
BlueberryLady rated for CF - Scavenger Hunt ~ MAY on May 10, 2019
Comment: Excellent MAY items, Thank you.. !!! Love the Map Envies !!! Hugs from OHIO.
LadyJo rated for CF - Kitty/Cat Mail on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the clever envie of cat things! I will enjoy using these items! The pc is so cute!
LadyJo rated for CF: Sorry, Charlie! on May 3, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed what you sent me for this swap! A neat envie you sent everything in! I liked the stamp Lighhouse with the note written inside. I liked the travel paper and ocean themed things. You shouldn't have sweat this, because I love it! Thank you! It would have cheered Charlie, Yes!
Response: I'm so glad Charlie is happy! I did like what I finally came up with and glad you did too. This was a unique idea and fun. Thank you for the nice rating with a lovely heart.
Sunflower107 rated for CF - Sender's Choice Postcard on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Such a beautiful work of art. Thank you
Response: I'm happy it arrived safely and you like it. No mailing problems, I hope. Thank you for the top rating. Blessings on your week.
Comment: Thank you for all the lovelies!
Response: Thank you for the top rating, with heart. I'm glad you liked the swap. Happy swapping!
TamiHope rated for CF Easter Card Swap on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Joan, your Easter card, which is beautiful, is postmarked April 16th and it just got here today!! I love how you did the envelope to match the card. Very, very pretty. Thank you very much.
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and rating. I'm sorry it took so long to get to you and missed Easter day. That is awful to take a week and 2 days between OR and CA. But, I'm glad you liked it.

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LadyJo on Jun 10, 2019:

Thank you so very very much for the nice books you sent my way! I also like the extra Mail Art ones too! I will be using them! Thank you for the RAK offer!

susieq40 on May 25, 2019:

Sent you a pm about a swap on CF, sorry Charlie..please read and respond.

LindaW on Mar 28, 2019:

Hope youโ€™re having a great week!๐ŸŒผ๐Ÿ˜„

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Mar 7, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome Garfield birthday card and forever stamps! <3

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2019:

SCORE! lol The Tower Records postcard! OMgosh!

03Scarlett on Feb 14, 2019:

Happy Valentine's Day, Joan ... I hope your day is an extra special one. (Hugs) Love ya!

Swan on Jan 8, 2019:

Looks like I may not have thanked you for your Christmas card yet. The ornament is great, too!

glennasgarden on Dec 25, 2018:


rarjones on Dec 21, 2018:

Happy December Birthday to you! Hope your day is extra special:)

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