Swap-bot Time: October 29, 2020 5:55 pm


Date Joined: May 7, 2020
Last Online: October 29, 2020
Birthday: September 16
Country: United States
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Hi, my name is Ginger! Below are a few things about me. If you have sent something to me, I will post my rating within a day of receiving. If I am missing something from you, I will let you know so that it can be fixed instead of rating down.

One thing I have learned is my small post office is not savvy with unusual mail, especially sending international, so if there is any issue with not enough postage, please let me know so I can make it right!

Things I am into:

  • Bees! Honeybees (I'm a bee keeper). Butterflies, dragonflies, and moths are nice too
  • Owls (Hedgehogs & Foxes too)(and sloths)(llamas are fun too)
  • Black Labrador retriever dogs
  • Halloween, especially all those scrolly Victorian macabre motifs with crows and bats and witch’s hats
  • Arts & Crafts/Mission style, Art Deco, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Charley Harper
  • Flowers & plants & cacti
  • Tea, teatime, hygge and fika (tea type: I love green tea varieties the most, but anything yummy is welcome)
  • Quilts & fabric
  • Wooden barn quilts and hexafoos
  • Farm life, homesteading, and cowgirls/boys
  • Scottish thistle and Celtic knot motifs
  • Firefighter motifs and ephemera (adult or vintage)- being married to a firefighter, I tend to need a lot of cards and decorating with this theme!
  • Tarot
  • Catan
  • Red Sox Baseball (especially vintage)
  • Hats (like those big brimmed and boldly decorated ones that are worn to tea and horse races and royal weddings)
  • Wine/beer/liquor cardboard coasters or vinyl stickers
  • Vintage sewing patterns/ephemera
  • Vintage french signs, especially involving haute couture or la patisserie
  • Paper dolls
  • Snow flakes (white, silver, gold)

Favorite Colors: TEAL, plum, olive, sage, navy, cinnamon, honey (fall palette)

I love all things crafty! Started sewing as a child and have never stopped. Clothes, quilts, purses, collages, embroidery. I love buying fabric and imaging the possibilities.

Love all things paper crafty too - cards, gift packaging, scrapbooking, bullet journaling. Just getting into the use of stamps and dies for my paper art.

I love using botanicals and essential oils in making homemade lotions, balms, scrubs and masks.

Cooking and baking. I especially enjoy baking bread and meal prepping. Recipes are always welcome!

I decorate my living space for different holidays throughout the year with a small tree, pillows & quilts, candles, and such for each theme: Victorian valentines - Celtic St patty’s - Bunnies and butterflies Spring - Americana 4th of July - Honeybees - Halloween vintage - Winter solstice of green with white snowflakes


My wishlist of things to receive: Honestly, I really enjoy a well-curated package of fun. If you've put effort into a theme or color scheme, maybe put a little creativity of your own into the mix, I will love it! I put a lot of effort into making my swaps something amazing to open, and hope everyone else does the same!

I love things made by YOU - this is the way to my heart. I love handmade cards, PCs, ATCs, flipbooks, pockets/folders, embellishments, and long letters about who you are! I also really love a well-decorated envelope!

In the section above are my "themes" I tend to use in my decorating and card making, so if you have something that fits those, great!
In the themes above, I love

  • paper
  • die cuts (store bought or homemade)
  • ephemera (printed is ok)
  • stickers
  • stamped images
  • washi

and such things that help me to create. I often like to create something new with what I receive in my swaps.

I love all the deeply saturated "earthy" fall colors: browns, dusky blue, twilight teal, olive green, cinnamon, wine, honey.

Glassine envelopes, clear sleeves for ATCs, handmade envelopes mailing size, fun recipe cards.

Books, Movie, TV

I read a bunch, and I listen to a ton of books! I love stories that lift me up or offer up vivid descriptions of far off places. Right now I am listening to The Clockmaker's Daughter by Kate Morton, and reading Custom of the Country by Edith Warton. Book recommendations are always welcome. Examples of series I love that are widely known...

  • Mary Russell series (& other Sherlock related stories)(really Victorian mysteries overall)
  • Outlander series (and all the novellas in between)
  • Harry Potter series
  • The Witches Daughter series
  • Harley Merlin series

I am not a huge TV and Movie person, but certainly have my favorites that I watch over and over:

  • Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
  • The Crown
  • All the HP movies
  • Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Muppets
  • Gilmore Girls

About Me

I live in eastern Colorado, USA - Enneagram 5 - INTJ - Slytherin house - Virgo

Would prefer NOT to receive: religious or political themed material. I don't really need any decorated clothespins...I've received so many and don't have a use yet. I have no kids or youngsters in my family, so please skip the kids' stuff.


Comment: Thank you for the spooky goodies!
Comment: Thank you so much!! LOVE it so much!
makestuff rated for NFSC: Drawstring Gift Bag on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: OMYGOSH thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful bag! This looks like something you would pay $$ for from a designer. The colors are so cheerful as well. Thank you so much!
Comment: Lovely envie of goods. Thank you!
fairyduster53 rated for YTPC: Fabric Pocket Booklets on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Such lovely folders!! Thank you so much!!
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween Inspired on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool envie of Halloween paper goodies. Love the tag! Do you use a regular sewing machine or just a small handy one for your paper crafts. I haven’t ventured to sewing, but I’ve been wanting to. Thanks.
Comment: Totally cool swap! Like it all! Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the great card and fun goodies!
Comment: Gosh, this was B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! The cute little passport in the bag is gorgeous! Thank you for the well crafted travel theme happy mail, I so appreciate it! :)
Comment: Absolutely adorable! Thank you so much!
loey rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Halloween Inspired on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, Ginger! I love the journaling cards and pretty ephemera :)
Comment: Happy halloween! Thanks
Comment: this is such a great envie of goodies. I love your presentation!
Arabella rated for HEUSA-Halloween Tags on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Ginger, thank you so much for the cute Halloween tags! I make up a few baskets for some friend's children and the tags will be perfect for tying on the handles! Have a great Halloween!!
Comment: Totally awesome Ginger! Great swap including the very fun envelope. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Nice swap. Thanks.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap. Happy Halloween!
Comment: What a beautiful envelope! I love how you decorated it. And the adorable pocket envelope inside filled goodies made me smile. Thanks so much!
makestuff rated for NFSC: Happy Notecard October on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note, cute pattern and tag! You sound really busy. Thanks again!
Comment: Thank you for a lovely Halloween inspired swap!

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eshasketch on Oct 22, 2020:

Thank you so so much for the lovely LSRUS October wishlist goodies! I love everything you included! 💕

pinklilly on Oct 8, 2020:

Thank you so much for the wonderful goodies you sent me from the October wishes LSRUS. I love your handwriting too!! You are awesome!!

anicka22 on Sep 21, 2020:

Thank you so very, very much for the lovely tag. Love it all, but especially your letter. Thank you for this happy mail,

phillaine on Sep 20, 2020:

for the red-hot variety of delightful surprises! It was extra-special and I appreciate the time and care you put into it especially for me. The Victorian rose stickers are particularly lovely, and the " ♥ ENJOY ♥ " stamped images are a new favorite. Thanks again for your kindness.

BusyB on Sep 17, 2020:

Received the beautiful thank you card you made for me and your letter. You have beautiful handwriting! I'll write back to you. 💛 Happy belated birthday!

lasciviouskisses on Sep 16, 2020:

Tricia22 on Sep 14, 2020:

Happy Birthday, Wishing you a day filled with happiness and a year filled with joy.🎈🎂🎈

BusyB on Sep 11, 2020:

I'm so glad you're enjoying your big RAK! Happy Fall, well almost! lol Have a great weekend! Hugs, Bonnie

Rainydancer on Sep 8, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

J198928 on Sep 8, 2020:

Thank you for the halloween stuff and the birthday card for my son you made his day. Take care hugs Jen --- LSRUS September wishes

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