Swap-bot Time: December 4, 2020 12:07 am


Date Joined: June 30, 2010
Last Online: February 4, 2020
Birthday: May 31
Country: United States

About Me

  • live in the Midwest in a small town by the Mississippi River
  • married, no children
  • have a miniature long haired dachshund
  • own a childcare center and preschool
  • green: recycle, reuse, reduce
  • enjoy surfing the net and getting ideas for crafts or life in general
  • cooking and eating healthy (okay... not always on both of these!)
  • Organized or Unorganized How about an organized MESS? Seriously I can organize with the best of them, but keeping it that way, forget it. I have great intentions AND for the most part I can find what I want in my mess!

Favorite Crafts

Since I am a random person I have lots of things started. I am creative and I like to try new things. I enjoy doing collages BUT I am also into becoming more simple and not having a lot of STUFF. So I like to give things away and I don't think collages are something a lot of people appreciate. Collages are more therapeutic art for me :) update 11/2011... I love collages! I have found a way to channel that love (where did that line come from?) Friendship Books. I really ENJOY making and trading FBs! And with that comes FUN snailmail too. Whoo Hoo! update 12/2013...I still enjoy making FBs but trading not so much. Only because there seems to be so much CRAP (excuse my language) Lately I have been enjoying stickerbooks and sticker bags.

  • quilting
  • decoupage
  • paper crafts (I use a lot of scrap booking items but I don't have a scrapbook)
  • collage
  • recreating junk
  • creating something out of nothing

Things I LOVE

  • my dear husband John and Dog Bessie
  • PINK
  • ladybugs (especially PINK ladybugs!)
  • learning and growing
  • being creative and a free spirit
  • quiet (no music, no tv, just sounds of the universe)
  • being positive
  • FUN snail mail


  • Watching movies and television is not one of my favorite things. When you do both of those you have to not talk and pay attention. I do watch some TV but mostly to be with my husband and fortunately I do like most of the shows he chooses to watch. So when the show is on...he calls me to watch.
  • We remodeled our home so it would be an open floor plan. I can now do crafts, surf the web, cook or whatever and still be with my husband as he watches TV.
  • Candles are on my "no no" list for safety reasons. I have left TOO many burning at night when we have gone to bed. So I have told myself...no more candles for Cathy!

Things u could send me....

I have been reading other profiles and I understand how important it is to have lots of suggestions...one of my fellow swappers had a VERY vague profile and it was very difficult to figure out what to send...but really I don't consider myself a picky person...but I'll give ya ideas! (try to). Of course keep in mind this list is in no means limited to what is written... if you have something not mentioned and you think it is kewl...send it on...

  • something ladybug
  • anything old or unique (food label, clothing label, anything paper, advertisement, newspaper clipping, picture, postcard, admission ticket)
  • ephemera
  • home made soaps especially shampoo bars
  • crosses & rosaries
  • seed packets (with or without seeds)
  • dish clothes to wash dishes with (homemade or not)
  • I try to be GREEN so if you have an old watch or anything broken that you think I could use in my collages...send it on. Check out your junk drawer...I bet there is something in there I would LOVE!
  • an ink pen where the ink is GREEN
  • gel pen
  • scrap booking supplies (I use in my collages)
  • buttons or charms
  • Fabric pieces or notions of any kind
  • Quilt Squares
  • ric rac
  • string or twine
  • card stock (any color)
  • colored envelopes
  • gel pens
  • wide tipped markers
  • old photographs or old jewelry (can be broken and in pieces)
  • old greeting cards or postcards (used okay) (it doesn't have to be OLD-I am using them in my creations...if you wish cut out the personal stuff BUT please don't throw you cards in the trash...send them to me!)
  • rubber cement or removable glue dots/squares or glue dots
  • posties that are cute and fun
  • sticker books and sticker bags
  • return address labels
  • teas or drink mixes...not really my cup of tea... unless it is old or has a cool label than I could us it in a collage
  • stickers (foam ones are ICKY! They are bad for the environment too!)
  • Please no Disney or commercial themed items... or camouflage or hunting themes (I have NEVER been able to watch Bambi!)... I'd rather have something from your junk drawer

If u r a SMOKER!

If you are a smoker or live with people that smoke I CANNOT receive a swap from you. I am sorry BUT I CANNOT do smoke smell. The dryer sheet makes it worse! If you are paired up with me, please send me a message. We will figure something out. I will try to get you hooked up with someone else or we will have to do a "pass". I will certainly rate you with a 5 and a heart if you send me a message and do NOT send me something smelly via snail mail!


ammalu rated for Round Robin Pen Pal #10 on Nov 17, 2016
Comment: Wow, what a surprise to receive this in the mail! The Starbucks gift card was unnecessary but I am very appreciative. Thank you for fulfilling this swap, and being honest about it. I know life can get away from us.
Response: Thank you for the patience. The gift card was a small gesture...because if this was real life I would have taken you out for a "cup of tea"
BelfryBat rated for 9LP ~ Build Your Stash #2 on May 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the great stash pocket letter - I loved everything you sent. Bats!!! The washi covered die cuts are a brilliant idea. Thanks again.
Fabriqueen rated for Round Robin Pen Pal #9 on Apr 26, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for sending me the round robin journal. I love getting to read this each time and add to the conversation. Hugs, Diane
joyceann888 rated for Round Robin Pen Pal #8 on Mar 5, 2016
Comment: I got the Round Robin Journal, and I'll keep it moving. Thanks for the extras, too.
phillaine rated for UHM: Pick 5! on Feb 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all of the delightful surprises! I LOVE the fountain pen-- I haven't had one since high school. Everything is great. :) So much fun!
Comment: Thanks for a great swap. Loe the address lables you included Ann
Comment: Sorry it took me a little while to rate on this. Thanks so much for the great swap and goodies you sent. Love the lady bug stickers! Ann S
Comment: Thanks so much for the pen! What a surprise - I love it, writes pretty well!
GrannysNamesake rated for Pocket Letter Newbie on Jan 25, 2016
Comment: Your pocket letter is perfect and you're right, seems the hardest part is deciding what to put in each pocket. I love that you decorated the back and thank you for not loading each pocket stuffed full with a billion tiny pieces that fly out everywhere. The playing card of Fort Madison is awesome. You have a real talent for making pocket letters and I'm glad you were my partner.
Response: Thank you for the compliments and for the heart! xoxo
Comment: Thanks for your fun letter and don't worry that you didn't quite get it right. I loved your "washi cards." The stickers are fun and I enjoyed getting to know you in your letter. Thanks for the extra stationery of me to use.
Response: TY for the heart for the understanding of my reading comprehension
joyceann888 rated for Round Robin Pen Pal #7 on Jan 14, 2016
Comment: Your round robin journal arrived today. I'll move it along. Thanks for the extra goodies!
Response: Thank you for the heart!!
AliCrafter rated for Labels Labels Labels 9LP on Jan 13, 2016
Comment: You did a great job. Thanks for the fun!
Response: Thank you for the compliment and the heart!
Babsmomof5 rated for Fill ~ Inns on Jan 11, 2016
Comment: Got this today, loved reading all of your answers, and the extras were so thoughtful! Thanks so much, I hope to swap with you again soon!
Response: Thank you for the heart! Glad you enjoyed reading my answers....I had fun doing this swap.
Comment: This is awesome and I LOVE it! Thanks, and Merry Christmas. :)
Response: You are very welcome - thank you for the heart and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Finally received this today. Must have stopped off to see Santa along the way!! LOL Thank you Ann
Response: Wow that envie did take a detour! Sure glad it arrived! Thank you for the heart! xoxo
paperpusher rated for UHM: Envelope Surprises on Nov 7, 2015
Comment: I love your pretty envelopes and the surprises inside!!! So fun! I giggled over the panda poo note block but love it :) Thank you so much!!!!
Response: TY for the <3 and glad you liked the envies!! xoxo
sal410cat rated for TXM: Xslip Bags October: USA only! on Oct 30, 2015
Comment: Cathy, thank you so much for the bags and the extras! That was really nice of you! <3 <3 Feel free to send me excess anytime you need to get stuff moving - you've got my addy now, no need to ask. :)
Response: TY for the heart! I'll make a note by your name for "loves excess"
Comment: What beautiful embellishments! I love the flowes that I can layer and the variety of punches/die cuts. The turkeys will be perfect for an upcoming Thanksgiving pocket letter! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart. So happy you like everything!
Mindy82671 rated for UHM: Handmade Flat Embellishments on Oct 19, 2015
Comment: Thank you. I like to make ATC's, these sizes are perfect.
Response: Great! TY for the heart!!
Wenturner71 rated for October swap...with a twist! on Oct 25, 2012
Comment: This is a fantastic package! I've never seen this magazine, but I may have to subscribe now. The book is great and I love the Little Jotter! I'd give more stars if I could!
Response: It was hard to give up the 2 magazines but I do have hoarding issues! LOL So glad u liked your package!! Thanks 4 the <3!!

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USAFwife on Jan 5, 2017:

Hi there Cathy! Can you believe I came back? I can't.

paperpusher on Sep 19, 2016:

iamred on Feb 23, 2016:

aww Cathy! thank you so much for the little gift for sending home your full sticker flake bag! =) that is very kind of you <3

ninarae4381 on Oct 6, 2015:

Welcome back!

Happycrazylion on Aug 12, 2013:

Thank you for sending my full sticker bag home!! Loved the stamps you used on the envie!!

rattissia on Apr 20, 2012:

Thanks for sending me the label bags. I am happy to get them if you receive more that you don't want to do :)

wolfeagle on Apr 5, 2012:


ladyaries7 on Nov 9, 2011:

thank you for the ladyaries tags for the granting wishes november wish

sweetpea22 on Oct 27, 2011:

Thank you so much for the awesome gel pens for my October wish at Granting Wishes!! I can always use them!

Laynie on Oct 11, 2011:

Thank you for the ad/freebie cards for my October Wish in the American Swappers Group!


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