Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 4:58 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: February 26, 2021

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[Updated 2-22-21]
Hello from Oregon! 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.

Who am I? I am Christian and trust in God for eternal life through his Son, Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord.

Oregon is my home. I've 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've been retired since 2008. My DH passed in Oct 2014.

I have one very spoiled cat Tinkerbell. She will be 17 this spring (2021) She is my loving companion.

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 making cards and collages.

Themes I enjoy

Birds, chickens, owls, cats, vintage toys & images are my fave images. I'm a child at heart, whimsical and playful, but not Disney. Love the 40s & 50s book pages.

My very favorite postcards to collect are dressed animals and birds with umbrellas.

I also collect unusual canceled postage stamps, and single swap playing cards (especially unusual jokers).

Wish List

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

I tend to prefer bold or muted colors over primary and pastel colors. Yellow and lime green are faves for all seasons. I also like "unexpected" color combinations.

For flat surprises, I can use:

  • Handmade or altered paper, painted, splatters, Gelli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Swap cards and/or Return address labels
  • Christian-themed stickers with scripture.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D 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.

I don't celebrate Halloween and also don't care much for Santas.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:


PaperPassion rated for RSC - Black and White Card on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards.I love them both.
Response: I'm glad they arrived safely and you like them. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF- Scripture Swap- LOVE on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: You were on a roll. Thank you for the three lovely scripture cards and the stamped, layered verses for me to use.
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for your nice comments and rating with a heart.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I like the technique you shared with the masking tape - being new to cardmaking, I am enjoying looking up all these new techniques. :)
Response: I'm glad you like the card. Have fun if you try the technique. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
hfe777 rated for RSC: Card with a die cut - signed on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card. I like the technique and colors!
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the top rating with a heart.
AbbyGailsCorner rated for RSC - Any Shade of Green on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you Joan for the wonderful envie of green! I love your card, die cuts, card stock...even the postage stamps are green! Always so much fun swapping with you!
Response: Can you tell I like green? Thank you for the nice rating and heart. I'm looking forward to seeing green grass again when all this snow melts.
veronicallama rated for SMSUSA: STAMP IT! Mail Art on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lift on a day I really needed one! Love the envie with all its stamps (postal and ink!) and the spot-on extras. The dachshund notecard is SO cute!
Response: I'm happy you like the swap and it cheered your day. It was fun to decorate that envelope. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Thanks, I love Multnomah Falls Such a fond memory of going there as a child. I do try to post pictures on FB of this beautiful place God created.
Response: You are welcome. I love the falls for sure. Thank you for rating with a heart.
Comment: I LOVE 💗 your handmade Valentine! So nicely done and beautiful! Thank you for the written note too. The small Valentine is really sweet. Decorated envelopes and your area postcards made it a special swap!!
Response: I'm very happy you enjoyed your swap. Making Valentine cards has been a favorite with me since childhood. Thank you for the nice rating and 💗.
Comment: Joan. ..love your Jesus calling valentine card and especially the nice note catching up with how you are doing during these crazy days...I too am so thankful for my connections through our CF group. ..we have prayed and loved on each other through many life challenges...Thank you for all your prayers/encouragement for my family....have a blessed Valentines Day filled with our Lord's love that endures forever...thanks for the fun tuck-ins for my grands...you are so thoughtful and generous! Hugs...
Response: I'm glad it all arrived in good condition. Enjoy crafting with those grandchildren. Thank you for the nice rating with a 💗
DecemberWishes rated for Valentine’s Swap on Feb 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute Valentine's card! I love the postcard ... that was really thoughtful of you! PS - Holiday birthdays are rough!!! I feel you!!! :)
Mimi7 rated for CF January 2021 on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: Hi Joan, Thanks for joining this swap. I hope you are well. We are staying in also and only go into our daughters house every 2 weeks or so. My days are much like yours, highlights being swaps and mail and art and prayers. A childhood friend hurt his upper thigh very bad and has to have surgery next Wed. So we made homemade lasagna and took him several pieces and breadsticks today. He really appreciated it and it made us feel good to help someone out. Loved the Valentine card, cat postcard and the white kitty card and reading about your days. Thanks so much for a great swap. Have a great weekend . We are going to have very chilly weather the next week. So we will stay in hopefully and stay warm!! Take care
Response: You are very welcome. It surprised me I actually enjoyed writing a little each day. It was a fun swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Your kindness to your friend reminded me of the scripture, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.Matt. 25:38-40. God bless the gift and giver.
Comment: Thank you for the card & all the Valentine goodness. Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Tag: Crackle Technique on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful "faux" crackle tags. I also have stamps that imitate the crackle technique, but I have seen one this delicate before. If you haven't tried the original crackle technique with Elmer's glue or the crackle medium, you really need to try. Happy crafting!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart. I'll look for a video using glue.
traceyj rated for WnWHS ~ World Penguin Awareness Day on Jan 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute penguins and black and white papers! And thank you for coordinating a fun swap :) 🐧 🐧 🐧 🐧 🐧 🐧 🐧
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the top rating.
IDASHi rated for Valentine’s Swap on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: I really like the Valentine card, I can see the resmblence between the girl in the window and the classic Campbell's soup kids. Is that Ronald Reagan's face superimposed onto that post card? That's funny.
Response: I'm glad you liked the Valentine. Yes.I read your profile about a political collage you were working on so sent the Ronald Reagan one. I doubt you will ever see another one. You may be too young to remember the Uncle Sam posters. Thank you for the rating with a heart.
debbiespoms rated for Valentine’s Swap on Jan 28, 2021
Comment: Wow Joan, Wish we could give more than one heart! What a nice surprise to get such a pretty & cute little Valentine card, 2 PC's of kangaroo & bird, and the little envelope of wonderful vintage stamps! At first, I didn't know what the little envelope was for, until I opened it & to my surprise Vintage stamps! Thank you ever so much! But your card would have been enough. I would have rated you solely on the card with a heart anyway. As it's so darn cute & pretty! Thank you again!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I have a huge stash so I try to read every profile and pass along things I think will put a smile on faces.
rarjones rated for RSC - Red and/or Pink on Jan 26, 2021
Comment: Love your cute embossed card. Thank you for the extra V-day cards and embossed card front as well. I like your return address sticker with your cat Tinkerbell too:) Happy swapping.
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. Thank you for the wonderful rating and heart. Happy heart's day!
susieq40 rated for RSC - Hearts on Jan 23, 2021
Comment: Joan, love the card, thank you for the extra hearts, love them Happy Valentine. Day...
Response: That was quick. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
glennasgarden rated for CF: Winter Postcard on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Love this PC Joan The snowmen are having so much fun.
Response: You are very welcome, Glenna. I thought you would enjoy the cheerful winter snow card. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
TamiHope rated for CF: Pick your word! on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Joan - what a beautiful card you made for me!! I love it, and I love the note you wrote and included in my envelope. Thank you so very much!!
Response: You are welcome, Tami. I'm glad you liked the card. Thank you for the heart.

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Animatarian on Feb 11, 2021:

Joan, Thank you so much for the sweet valentine (and included inside the "ewe" one!). Thanks, too, for the encouraging words. I'm doing better, seems like it's been a lot longer than 2 weeks since my surgery, but slowly I'm gaining strength! I appreciate so much your support and prayers!! Take care, stay healthy!!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2019:

SCORE! lol The Tower Records postcard! OMgosh!

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:

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:

LindyLuLu on Jun 24, 2011:

Joan, What a blessing you sent my way. I really felt like I "toured" the Columbia River...the postcards are wonderful. Now I will be challenged to see what I can come up with for you! Thank you so much for the RAK and making my day.

LauraAust on Apr 27, 2011:

Thank you for the great April wishlist package for the CPG! Love the green bubble stickers! I also like the champagne theme stickers - they are all so cute! Thank you for thinking of me - I will put them ALL to good use! Thanks again!

DixieDiane on Apr 7, 2011:

Rec'd 4oz of paper for 5,4,3,2,1 tag @ CF-THANKS so much...I've never seen any of these before and they are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! Love that owl scrapbag :) and cuttlebug stuff :) You just spoil me !!!!

CrazyCatChick on Apr 5, 2011:

So glad you like the stickers :)

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