Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 1:57 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: October 5, 2022
Birthday: February 26
Country: United States
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My View on Swapping

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.

About Me

6/24/22 Update: I just wanted to let everyone know that my Mom passed away this week and I am running behind on things. I hope to get back on top of things as soon as I get things settled. Thank you for understanding.

**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 40 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.

I am currently on a Robin Cook kick. I really enjoy his style of writing.

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 have just started playing around with junk journals. I also enjoy making postcards, 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


Poeprincess rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #4 on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: Another great scavenger hunt swap! Love the orange background. Always fun to do. Thank you.
ktk8 rated for AMA Pass & Paste # 96 on Oct 4, 2022
Comment: OH OH OH OH I do love doing these pass and paste swaps too..... need to get the next one uP..... thank you for this great one... can't wait to finish it and send it HOME to Prairie Kittin....... woo hoo..... many hearts to YOU......
Sylvia4647 rated for WIYM: Die Cut Exchange Swap on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the multitude of tuck-ins. I especially appreciate the vintage ephemera.
Beckster rated for AMA Pass and Paste Postcard # 95 on Sep 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute mushroom themed envelope!
georgiafae rated for APCO: Non-English Text 2 for 2 on Sep 15, 2022
Comment: First of all love the envelope from old magazine(WorkBasket?) and all the extra adds in the lovely Mikado envelope. And then we must not forget the main event-the ATC's were great-love the monotone/sepia look of it and again using the old adds. Thanks so much for sharing with me! Happy Fall!
rkassman rated for AMA: Houses Pc- Aug/Sep on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the delightful pc - I love all the textures. <3
Sequoia183 rated for YTPC: 3-Tuck Tag with Ephemera on Sep 12, 2022
Comment: Love these
MuggleMom rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #3 on Sep 1, 2022
Comment: Gorgeous, gorgeous green HMPC! I love how you used the candy wrapper - the post office machines must have been hungry too because they tried to chew it up but the pc held up well. One of the butterflies is wounded but will still fly! xxMuggleMom
MarianPater rated for APCO: Fish APC Swap on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks Barbara for the beautiful APC, it is always a pleasure to receive such a gorgeous envelope, APC and all the post stamps (goodies). I love them so much. So happy!!!
stamparose rated for HMPC: Botanical love - August on Aug 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you great PC.
rkassman rated for HMPC: Put a Dog on it PC on Aug 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the adorable pup postcard! The summer weather here has been pretty oppressive and I am definitely looking forward to fall.
ellie rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-Aug on Aug 23, 2022
Comment: I love the purple butterfly postcard. Thanks so much for making it so special
Comment: Thank you for the stickers up PC! I especially like the random sock sticker, and what looks like maybe an axolotl.
Comment: Wonderful, thank you!
Comment: Barbara I am so digging all the fun ephemera inside the envelope and especially on the envelope! I will be using that envelope in my jj for sure! Thank you 😊
Comment: Thankyou Barbara! Love your envelope and thanks heaps for the halloween pieces!❤️❤️❤️
elinor rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Postage Stamps on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great APC's, you used some lovely stamps :)
rkassman rated for HMPC: Botanical love - June on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, I love the daisies on the back particularly!
creativeseconds rated for WIYM: Handmade Bookmark Swap on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks, your sweet note, and the extras :) Enjoy your summer!
Ang rated for WIYM: Blind Envie-June on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Wow, that was the most amazingly decorated envelope I think I've received. Thanks for everything!

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ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 1, 2022:

colleenbUSA on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK of an Envie of Loose Stickers from RAKs only USA, I can always use stickers for tpcs.

AZmom875 on Sep 22, 2022:

Sept RAK #2: Unused vintage stamps totaling at least $1.20.

Thank you so much they are so cute.

chimerix on Sep 16, 2022:

Thank you for the great envelope of paper pieces. Such lovely papers! They are going to be so useful in my crafting. Aloha!

RAKS Only - Sept RAK #3

Highlander18 on Sep 2, 2022:

Thank you very much - Aug RAK #2 10 Pieces of Vintage Ephemera - great choices - so many different items - love it!

lunatenchi on Aug 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAK #1 - 25 off Paper Themed Stamps! I love them! <3

heliogal on Jul 10, 2022:

I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing away. You have my condolences and I am sending you some healing energy your way as you grieve and take care of yourself!! I look forward to when you do come back to swapping but take all the time you need!! Sending love!!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:


sleepykitty on Jun 7, 2022:

Thank you for the May RAK #3 fussy cuts you so thoughtfully picked out for me! I'm going to have such fun using them! 💗

theshyone on Jun 1, 2022:

Thank you for May RAK #2: 50 Themed off paper International Stamps! Oh my goodness, I adored the envie, I think it is probably the most fun envie I have received to date ❤ I also loved all the stamps. My daughter and I had so much looking through all of them :D Thank you for your generosity ❤

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