Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 2:30 am


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: May 18, 2022
Birthday: February 26
Country: United States
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What I Pledge

I take my swapping very seriously, I like to read my partners profile to get a sense of who they are and will always try to send things that will make them smile!

If for some reason you do not get a package from me, please pm me and I will resend. If for some reason I would ever be late, I will always pm you before the send date.

I will rate you within 2 days of receiving you swap.

About Me

**2022 word of the year: Organize”

**Favorite Quote: “A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” -Walter Witchell

I’ve been swapping now since Feb. 2008. I am totally addicted and have made many new friends. I love to surprise my Swap-Bot friends with RAKs and cards.

I'm a homemake who has been married for 39 years to my best friend Mike. We have 2 grown children, a beautiful grandson and adorable grandaughter. We have 3 fur babies, 2 german shepherds and a cat. We have a Harley and love to ride through the parkway when it's nice out. I have a beautiful craft room that my husband built me to do my crafting in.

My favorite colors are green and purple.

Favorite Books

I love to read science fiction and thriller/suspense books. My favorite book series is the Xanath series by Piers Anthony. Some other authors that I like are Patricia Cornwell, Johnathan Kellerman, Robin Cook and James Patterson.

Favorite Movies

I like action/adventure, comedy and science fiction movies.

Favorite Crafts

Since joining swap-bot I have had the pleasure of being exposed to artist and art that I had never seen before. The level of craftsmanship still amazes me and makes me want to explore my own talents. I enjoy making postcards, making atc's bookmarks, and decorating envies.

Things I like

-Some themes I like: Birds, Fish, Dinosaurs, Animals, Mushrooms, Science Fiction, Bugs & Lizards

-Pretty Stickers (both loose and sheets)

-Used Postage Stamps & Airmail Labels

-Handmade postcards

-Rubber Stamps

-Small Embellishments

-Receiving swaps in decorated envelopes

-Ephemera of all kinds



-Colored Pens

-Sticky Note pads

-Fun Office supplies (I have a strange obsession with office supplies, especially fun colored ones)

-Anything made by you


@basilikum83 - Mail Art Challenge ~ Angeled by @LauraAust

@fineapple - Group AMA: Sender's Choice - June ~ Angeled by @wolfeagle


Cryptid rated for WIYM: Cover my Envelope on May 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope and the stamps and stickers. :)
mcorbus rated for AMA Pass and Paste # 92 on May 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you :)
Shellyr rated for HMPC: Botanical love - May on May 17, 2022
Comment: Sunflowers are my favorite flower and you included a bird too. Your postcard is gorgeous. Thank you so much. I love it.
Piccolo rated for WIYM: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much Barbara! I love it all and there are very fun tiny things such as stamps and cigar labels. I love it. You have a good eye and the envelope is great! The definition of Happy Mail!
TTrotti rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #1 on May 6, 2022
Comment: HI Barbara, rec'd your awesome PC today! Love how you incorporated the different items. The saying on the wrapper is perfect. Thx again! Tama
ScrapHappyGabi rated for AMMM: Blind Envie Swap #3 on May 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this super fun blind swap! LOTS of goodies here for me to play with! Thank youuuu!! xx
Comment: Your Sav-a-lope is ADORABLE and I will be using it in my journal as a belly band/pocket!! Thank you for the fun goodies you tucked inside! I absolutely love the Bugs Bunny theme!! SO FUN!!
Comment: Fish mail! The collaged background really looks like an underwater scene. Great, thank you! :)
hibiscus rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Black & White Collage on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: oh wow...are you not so very talented...the envelope and everything inside is just amazingly wonderful...i really hit the jackpot...all three cards and the special holder are just perfection...loved the extra pattern piece...but those cards are just excellent...this isn't hyperbole...everything about this package made me so very happy and glad it is mine...thank you barbara...you are quite the creative artist...
Response: Thank you so much for the very kind words! Coming from you means a lot!
kclicquot rated for HMPC: Botanical love - April on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: I love the postcard, and the thoughtful selection of postage!! THANKS!
Comment: What a fun envelope! Thank you for the included flats.
bluerose3 rated for SMSUSA: Mail Art Goodies 💌 on Apr 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Lovely variety of goodies. Especially love the unused postage.
Comment: Fantastic mix of papers! Thank you for the lovely collaged envelope as well. It really adds to the opening experience. Great swap, thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely APC.
Shuttlebug rated for 2 for 2: Florals on Apr 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful altered playing cards and the extras!
Comment: You sent a ton! Thanks so much :)
MelissaLB rated for SMSUSA: Easter Washi Envie on Apr 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful washi samples and bookmark. I love your envelope! Happy Easter!
rkassman rated for HMPC: Put a Napkin on it on Apr 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the delightful postcard in a dino theme! I love everything about it <3
Onyx rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-March on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Really liked your travel themed PC, and you are right that crafting is great stress relief. Thank you!
BeckyG56 rated for AMA: Houses PC -March on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I misplaced a few swaps, and had to be a detective in my home to try and figure out where they were! Thanks for the cute and colorful house! I love these swaps, everyone has been different!

Rating Overview

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hibiscus on Apr 29, 2022:

barbara...the black and white trio is absolutely one of the best swaps i've received in all my time in swap bot...your work is exactling and creative and i love it all...thanks so much partner...

feverfawn on Apr 25, 2022:

Oh I forgot to mention - I also really love the stamp you used to mail the envelope. I have never seen that one before. I love to cut off and save any cool postage & this cute little monster stamp is awesome! Take care!

feverfawn on Apr 25, 2022:

I got the RAK #2 3 assorted postcards w/ stamps today - thank you so much for the interesting postcards (and stamps) I love them! :)

Panda1122 on Apr 19, 2022:

Thank you @bbsporty for the RAK#1 10 Pc vintage ephemera from the RAKS USA ONLY group. Love all the items and the envelope as well. Looking forward to using the items in my junk journals. ❤️❤️❤️

rsj244 on Apr 11, 2022:

Thanks so much for the approval into your group!!! I look forward to joining swaps! :) Have a great week!!!

Artstamper on Apr 7, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely Birthday card! That was so thoughtful of you.

Krochet4Life on Apr 7, 2022:

Thank you so very much for the March TAG! I loved the postards so very much and needed them!!



colleenbUSA on Apr 5, 2022:

Thank you for the themed stamp RAK!

AJ73 on Mar 25, 2022:

March RAK #2 Fussy Cuts received today. Thank you for the nice variety. I do a lot of fussy cutting, too. I do mostly flowers/botanicals. It’s great to have a new supply already cut. Thank you so much.

Artistic on Mar 17, 2022:

RAKS Only Group -- Thank you so very much for the diecuts! Such a fun variety, too. The Easter ones will be put to use soonest. Thanks again.

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