Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 7:54 am


Date Joined: February 17, 2012
Last Online: March 20, 2018
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a serious night owl and have been known to be up at 4am working in my studio or glued to YouTube.

Profile updated 10/6/2017.

Many thanks to all the talented artists I have had the privilege to swap with these past five years. I have loved meeting people from around the world and treasure the wonderful friendships that have resulted.

I first found Swap-bot as a place to trade ATCs. I had been making notecards for years and was so excited to try making my art smaller. From there my art exploded into collage, mixed media, doll making and more.

I am currently hooked on Mail Art but love finding anything art related in my mailbox. If you send it, I will probably like it.

I am retired, originally from the Chicago area. I now live in SW Florida with my DH, our dog Pearl and The cat Lucy. If you have a cat you already know you don't "own" them.

We live on a salt water canal and love to boat ride and fish. We have ducks and iguanas on a daily basis. We sometimes have manatees, turtles and sea otters. It's a beautiful place to live. I love plants and am trying to learn what I can keep alive here in Florida.

I love thrift stores, garage sales and of course craft stores. My family shops for me from my Amazon wish list. They keep the art supplies coming.

I do not flake and I strive to keep my high rating. I rate fairly each swap I receive. Extras are not required to earn a heart. in fact I do not need any. Don't think you have to send me an extra to get a heart. If you are going to be late with a swap please communicate with me. Likewise, if something I send is lost in the mail or running late, please contact me before rating down.

Favorite Crafts

I am very good at some things but dabble in many. I am always curious and searching for new projects.

I am a potter and own my own wheel and kiln although it is currently in storage :)

Mail Art, especially hand made postcards

Painting, all mediums

Mixed media and collage

I love my Gelli plate

Sewing small projects

Making art dolls


Jewelry making

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite is Avatar (in 3D of course). Also Benny and Joon, My Cousin Vinny, Mama Mia, Saving Private Ryan, Steel Magnolias. I am a big Johnny Depp fan, so any of the "Pirates" and now Dark Shadows. I like Kevin Klein, Tom Hanks, Colin Firth (he is the Mr. Darby to me) and Jodie Foster.

Favorite Television

Most programs on HGTV, Vikings, Criminal Minds, The Voice, Designated Survivor, NCIS, Bull, and my guilty pleasure Live PD. I am also a sports fan, Nascar (go #11, Denny Hamlin), football and boxing (not mma or cage)

Favorite Books

When I read my nose is mostly stuck in a magazine such as Cloth, Papers, Scissors; Card Maker, Soft Doll or any jewelry making magazine. I can also be found at the library sitting on the floor looking at books in the Arts/Crafts section.


I love bright colors, tropical colors. I used to not like orange but over the last year I like it more and more and even find myself wearing it. I prefer jewel tones over pastels. I like floral and spice scents, also vanilla and of course lavender. . Things I like in general are

Our Creator, nature, Mother Earth, wind, sun, water, all things great and small. Being at the beach is a favorite. So is camping in the mountains..

OK, I also love to spend hours on Pinterest or YouTube. I love new ideas and seeing what others are doing and how they are doing it.

Animals of all kinds, especially dogs and cats.

Hearts and being in love. Warm fuzzies and hugs. I am blessed with a wonderful husband.


Snail mail

Bling and more bling

gel pens, glitter pens

Hummingbirds, butterflies and dragonflies

Sea shells


Wind chimes

My Cricut

Lace, yarn, ribbon, fibers

embossing powder

Buttons and beads

embellishments, bits of paper and fabric

craft magazines

Romantic and Victorian goodies

Hand made cards, tags, ATCs, Mail Art and etc.

Stamps, rubber,clear and postage

Paints and inks, spray inks and dyes

turquoise blue glass figurines-especially birds or other animals

Owls and birds in general

Big, chunky jewelry. Rings, necklaces, pierced ear rings, bracelets, to rings and anklets. Silver, gold, copper and pewter tones. I do prefer silver and love moonstones. Doesn't have to be real. I can have more if it's not "fine" jewelry.

Thrift stores and treasure hunting (bargain hunting) Garage sales if I can get up early enough.

Dreams and new ideas

Anything handmade by you

I like exploring old graveyards but more for the history of them than scarry stuff. Not going there at night.

I like Civil War history and have walked the battlefield at Vicksburg, following the progress of the battle from both sides.

People who create and people who share. Kind people, people who have an open mind and do not judge. I have met so many great people here. Yippee.

Chocolate, coffee not tea. Must have Hazelnut creamer.


I don't really care for this category but I do understand the reasons for it. So here goes: I don't like cold weather or cold people, narrow minded people and people who judge. Please don't talk about religion or politics to me. So much ugly in the world and I am a believer in The Golden Rule.

Now that I have been swapping I do see the reason for this category although I know that some don't read our profiles.

Please no baby, kid's childish, wedding, Disney, cute-sie, religious and advertising items. No Kawaii. No Hello Kitty please.


@nosboh99 for Non Winning Lotter Ticket ATC. She was also the host.

Private swaps

I am happy to do private swaps and would welcome any suggestions as to what you would like to swap with me. I am especially happy to swap Mail Art and spirit/goddess dolls. I also make button fairies. Anyone who would like Florida postcards, I can get those for you.


Fieke rated for March Inspirations on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard you made. I love it !
Response: Glad you like it, it was fun making it . Thanks for rating and the heart
jukejan rated for Postage Stamp Creations on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Harry looks like lipstick on a pig, HAHAH Bonnie! Love the fun outfit he is sporting.
Response: Yes, Harry did turn out pretty well. Glad you like it. Thanks for rating and the hear.t
wolfeagle rated for 1 + 1 March on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Kismet. Thank you so much. The stamps are perfect for this.
Response: You are welcome. I was coming up with nothing until I found those stamps. Kismet is right. Thank you for rating and for the heart
ktk8 rated for Doodle Bomb PC on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Awww yes we could be FRIENDS for sure... Thank you for the GREAT Doodle Bomb postcard.... I really like it....this was FUN! Yes life is treating me well....Happy Swapping!
Response: So glad you liked it. I love to do these, I love to doodle at night while watching tv. This is perfect for that. Thank you for rating and for the heart
jukejan rated for AMA: Sender's Choice March on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: The image that you chose for this swap is great and you set it off so well with the orbs and flowers. When I saw it, I said, Oooh!
Response: Thank you Jan, you always have something nice to say. And thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the cool cat and bird card..it just pops! Also..neighbor...I wanted to thank you for your very kind words. I looked at your art as well...really wonderful! Ill send you something soon.
Response: Thank you for your kind words.! And for the rating and for the heart. Hope we are partners again
fbresnah rated for CPG St Patricks Day Card - US only on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice card!
Response: You are so welcome! Thanks for the heart and rating
Gwillisinc rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: I love your 'Flight" card
Response: Thank you, that is nice to hear. Thanks for rating and for the heart
spicemom rated for WIYM Stocking stuffer FEB on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Bonnie Thank u il open it on Christmas day Spicemom
Response: Waiting is good. Thanks for rating so quickly and for the heart
Ganell rated for A.I. - ATC Collage on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful atc and extras. I love Love Love it!
Response: I am glad you like it. Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
Comment: I enjoyed your letter and beautiful card and envie very much. Your life does not sound boring at all, it sounds very serene and mellow. It was fun to learn some new things about you. I hope all is well with you and that you aced your tests. Good luck with the key hunt. I wasn't quite sure if you'd been wandering around looking for them for a month? lol. You must be getting in a lot of steps! har har. ♥
Response: Yes Sue, I look for my keys everyday. Still no keys. It is driving me crazy. Thanks for the rating and the heart.
AnitaHames rated for USAPC: Valentines Day Card on Feb 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and all the hearts!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Stickerz78 rated for WIYM Stocking stuffer January on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Tucked in the stocking for safe keeping 🎄
Response: it's a long time to wait. Thanks for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for your nice letter. So seldom do I receive a REAL letter. Enjoyed it very much. We seem to have a few things in common. I had a Torti Cat at one time. She was so beautiful. Tipper because she had a white Tip on her tail. It was 26 degrees today but the wind chill made it near 0. Just staying in and keeping warm. Thanks for the note cards too. Always have a use for them. Thanks again.
Response: I hadn't written a letter in forever but this one was fun. Glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for rating and for the heart
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Put a "Postage Stamp" on it on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your painted coast scene! That fitted well. Who says you're not artistic? That's a great card!
Response: It was fun to do, I have never used that technique before. THnk you for rating so quickly and for the heart
CurlyTea rated for Feelin' the Love Art Hearts on Jan 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package. The hearts are fabulous and will be fun to use on Valentine's.
Response: Thank you! Glad you like them and will be able to use them. Than
bearnbabs rated for FF50-Quick Christmas Card Swap-USA on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Loved the Christmas card and stickers. Have a Very Merry Christmas. ans the Best New Year Ever. bearnbabs
luckycharms rated for Private: Jingle Bells on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: Bonnie, I think you are Santa in disguise!!! Wow oh Wow, I didn't even open the presents and I am grinning from ear to ear, Thank you for all the thought and Love you have put into this this swap my friend, I love the baby shoes!, the red truck is amazing, trinket boxes and these are things I can see and more goodies yet to open!!!! You will definitelybe thought of on Christmas morning while I am opening up my presents. :) ...Thank you and I will come back and Thank you again properly. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!!!
Comment: Holy Smokes! This handmade card is a beauty. You have given me an idea to try with a collage (using napkins). Thanks so much. I love it! xo
Response: Thank you for the five and the heart. I am glad you liked the postcard and really happy to know it inspirered
RockyBeach rated for WIYM: Handmade PC-Bird on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Cookie birds! Thanks for the PC! :) Oh well, time to start to think about Christmas cookies already.
Response: Cookies sound good to me. Thank you for the five and the heart.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 657 151 156
Completed Fives Threes Ones
629 703 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 63 566 0
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luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

yvonne401 on Mar 15, 2018:

Thank you for the March AWG wish of a nice homemade birthday card!



mariamichelle on Mar 15, 2018:

Thanks again for the Bible verse stickers. I really appreciate the thought.

CurlyTea on Mar 15, 2018:

ReadMoreBooks33 on Mar 14, 2018:

Thank you for the pretty handmade birthday card!


bluesky on Mar 13, 2018:

yes, marigold seeds. collected 2017 from my garden ;-)

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

angelgram on Mar 2, 2018:

₸ Ⱨ ₳ ₦ Ⱪ Ȿ for the ◳ & ▀ Ⱨ ₳ ⁋ ⁋ Ỹ Ɱ ₳ ℹ Ɫ

Bonnie, You are so kind. Thank you for taking the time to make and send me the amazing get well Ⱨ ₳ ⁋ ⁋ Ỹ Ɱ ₳ ℹ Ɫ twice recently. You make wonderful greeting ▀ cards and mixed media post ◳ cards. Lucky me says thank You Were great ☼ day brighteners and still are !

₸ Ⱨ ₳ ₦ Ⱪ Ȿ for the ◳ & ▀ Ⱨ ₳ ⁋ ⁋ Ỹ Ɱ ₳ ℹ Ɫ

MsRose on Feb 14, 2018:

💕💕💕💕 HAPPY BIRTHDAY 💕💕💕 Thank you for my special Valentines tag Check out my profile , to see it ;)

Happy Valentines and birthday Beautiful friend 💜Cher

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

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