Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2022 11:39 pm


Date Joined: July 27, 2007
Last Online: June 14, 2021
Birthday: September 17
Country: United States
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My swapping here is now occasional due to a busy schedule but I will join swaps from time to time that have a long time frame between sign-up and send. This balance may get better as time goes on - I miss doing more art right now but don't want to get overextended.

Thanks for reading my profile. I am inspired by the fabulous artwork I get in swaps to try new crafts and techniques to become a better artist myself. Thank you for the awesome art you have made - I feel very grateful to be the recipient of such wonderful work. There is a lot of talent here at swap-bot!

I think I am pretty easy to please but if you have any doubts or questions, please feel free to PM me. :=D. If you sent a swap and I did not rate you, please contact me. The only reason I would not rate you is that I have not received the swap. After a fair amount of time, I will always contact you about sending it before I give a less than 5 rating.

If I send you a swap and I don't see a rating from you in a week-10 days, I will ask if you got my swap. I am happy to resend any swap that got lost in the mail. Please contact me if you are expecting a swap from me but do not get it.


Favorite Books

Reading is one of my favorite things to do ever since I learned how. I love cozy mysteries, especially British ones. Also read some sci-fi, chick-lit, historical fiction & just plain fiction. I read whatever my mood dictates and lately I am on a YA dystopian kick and an occasional biography. And I love non-fiction animal books. I'm not into vampire, horror or paranormal books - that stuff creeps me out! And I can only take romance books (unless they're more chick-litty) in small doses (LOL). I am a member of bookcrossing (dancing-dog) and bookobsessed. I have an online wishlist I can point you to if you're interested!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different types of music - like classical, piano music of all sorts, Scott Joplin rags, 60's folk music, the Beatles, most rock, pop & jazz, mid-eastern, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian choro, Celtic, new-age, oldies. Not too crazy about most rap, hip-hop, opera, heavy metal or country but I try to be open-minded!

Favorite Movies

I love the original Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. My favorite drama of all time is Schindler's List. I'm also a Disney & Pixar fan.

Favorite Television

I almost hate to admit it but I like a lot of the crazy "reality" shows on now particularly those that involve self improvement or improving people's conditions. My current favorite is Long Lost Family. And this is nerdy but I love game shows. I don't watch a lot of TV but when I do it may also be an animal, home, garden, fashion, DIY or food show or possibly Cops or Forensic Files.

Favorite Crafts

I like to do crafty stuff now and then and sometimes make book strings. I also play around with making jewelry. I enjoy making ATCs and appreciate anything I can use to make them. It takes me a while to get into a craft - I have tried matchboxes and whimsey jars and do keep my eye out for something new to try once in a while. Looking forward to trying flip books or zines soon. And on my bucket list is taking classes on drawing, painting with water colors and pottery.

About Me

I recently retired and enjoying having more free time. I love animals. I volunteer at an equine therapy center (the horses are amazing) and am also part of the cleaning crew at a cat rescue once a week. I also help out at an equine therapy center! I have two German Shepherd mixes (rescues) and walk and play with them all the time. I try to do some art, reading and gardening in my spare time. I've just started taking yoga and am enjoying it. I also love to travel and wish I had more time and money to see the world. :=D

Other Likes/Dislikes:

I love: Food: almost anything but nothing too spicy and please, no raisins. Love most coffees including flavored coffees & cappuccino-type mixes. Love most teas although I prefer black teas over green or herbal. Love fruity teas. Don't like licorice/anise tea or anything heavily cinnamon. I also love hot cider and hot chocolate.

Candy: love anything chocolate. Fond of tropical fruit flavored Lifesavers. Don't care for gummy or sour candies.

Colors: blues and greens and I favor cool colors over hot.

Girly stuff: light flowery scents but nothing too fruity, charm or beaded bracelets, kind of have an obsession with lip gloss. Have pierced ears & like small, delicate-looking earrings.

Playthings: hmmm... like jigsaw puzzles when in the mood, trivia games but can never get anyone to play with me, crossword puzzles, word games.

Would love to receive art pens, sharpies, fancy brads, pretty papers, unusual looking ribbons, embellishments to use on ATCs, stickers, small pieces of fabric, double-sided craft tape, washi tape, ATC blanks & backs, address labels. Pretty much anything you send I can find a use for.

I like things with flowers and/or dragonflies, garden or nature themes, dog-related items, dance-related items, handmade bookmarks, fun socks and miniature sizes of things (not dollhouse stuff, just little things).

Do not like: super glittery, blingy stuff (a little goes a long way with me), blood, guts & gory stuff, neon colors.


Comment: your ICAD looks great! thanks for the tea
Arabella rated for VTHS: 1-2-3 ATC on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Love your atc, MJ! Great background and I am sooo glad Tim Holtz came out with these paper dolls! Thank you so much!
Neenarneenar rated for ATc mail themed on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Just got around to opening. You did an amazing job on these ATC.. and you sent me TWO. Thank you for the little goodies inside also. Sorry for the extremely late rating.
user2148 rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 21 on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Love the card!! It’s simply perfect! Thank you so very much and for the addtl as well!
HannahsMommy07 rated for FALL INDEX CARD SWAP on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: LOVE YOUR WORK!!!!
CraftyChristina rated for USATC: Eye love ATC's! on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC! I love the stamping. Have a great fall season too!
colodad rated for EASU Polka Dotted ATC Swap on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Wow !!!! Such a great ATC. Thank you for the custom design. And the such fun extras too!!! Wonderful swap.
ARTG33K74 rated for EASU: Free Themed ATC Swap on Oct 31, 2018
Comment: Lovely mixed media art ATC, thank you! <3
supersquirrel rated for USAPC: Autumn ATC with a Fox on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the hand drawn fox and leaves ATC. She is an elegant fox! Thanks too for the SQuiRRel paper and cute Washi :)
Comment: Very pretty! Thank you!!
PaperPassion rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap on Oct 28, 2018
Comment: Beautiful ATC thanks so much and also for the extras.I love your work.
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Index-Card-A-Day: Day 17 on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: MJ, this is gorgeous! I love your colors, your layers, your quote--everything. Thank you so much for creating something so lovely for me and for sending along such special extras!
hibiscus rated for VTHS: Pick a word ATC or Card on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: Great great word choice great great image great great every element of this “ great great” card!! Thanks for the cool note as well
djcamp04 rated for EASU: Bookpage Heart ATC Swap on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Love your book page heart ATC!! I glad you did it in blue, as it is one of my favorite colors. Weather is feeling fallish today. 67 and rain....lots & lots of rain. Local flooding close to us. But all is good here.
gojenn rated for The Color Blue ATC and a bit more #3 on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Love the blueness!! Thanks!
SLembke rated for Coins from Cards Challenge USA on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Love these. Thank you.
Comment: This was really a fun swap-it was a little help to have a choice of backgrounds to work with-better than staring at a blank page or blank circle! Love the colors you used-one last look at summer. The leaves are turning-colder outside-but do love fall! Thanks for the people and map extras-thanks for sharing!
Comment: I love the cards you chose. I haven't seen one with gold foil on it. It's the first one I am going to colour in. :) Thank you for the extra post card as well.
donetta rated for USAPC: Pointy Hat ATC on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: I can see how much work went into this beauty, MJ...and I thank you for every minute you spent! It's adorable (I'm a cat lady), and my cats actually do say to me a few times a day, Where is the party? LOL...there's only dinnertime...that's the party they are seeking. Thank you for making and sending something so cute!
Kalalinga rated for USATC: "Art" ATC Swap on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the very well done atc.. I'm quite partial to mixed media works and yours was great. Thanks for the book papers too.

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CurlyTea on Sep 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

RiverTopanga on Feb 18, 2018:

Profile Check for Group: Artisan ATC Mixed Media ATC. Have fun with your mixed media... remember, making a mess is part of the deal! Happy Swapping :-)

CurlyTea on Sep 18, 2017:

wolfeagle on Feb 8, 2017:

ty Thank you.

luckycharms on Dec 22, 2016:

Merry Christmas

Mareree10 on Dec 20, 2016:

Welcome to the Skinny Swappers Group!

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