Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2018 7:43 am


Date Joined: February 17, 2008
Last Online: April 25, 2018
Birthday: November 9
Country: United States
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About Me

Welcome, come on in and sit down....I invite you to see what makes me tick creatively and things that make me happy! My motto for now open up, be yourself, trust.

Edited and updated April 5, 2018

UPDATE: I am not one for any prejudiced actions or comments. There is no need for perpetuating those sorts of things anywhere in my life. Art especially transcends all of that. [badge

About me in the visual sense.... I love anything vintage, the older the better for me, but all looks from the 1800's to the 1970's..

Nature is really my passion. I really adore the following items, botanicals of all types, birds, moss, dragonflies, bees, butterflies, nests, eggs, mushrooms, snails, flowers, any nature themes!

"Campy" images like 50's, 40's, 30's humor, sexual content does not offend me. Betty Page, etc. I love to laugh, send me your humorous quotes if you don't know what to write on a PC.

Colors of the world!! I gravitate alot to green & aqua when I create, but I really like ALL COLORS. I like to combine colors and love metallic finishes, too!

I have started on a new journey of story writing. I find it be a wonderful creative outlet and I have always loved words.

I love word games on the PFs.

Favorite Music

I sing the blues. My band is presently on hiatus. We have no guitarist and since we are just jamming in the cellar that is ok for now. My musical interests are all over the place.

KoKo Taylor, Shemekia Copeland link, Susan Tedeschi, Debbie Davies link, Janis Joplin, Clapton, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Stones, Doors, folk, Scottish, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Ray Charles.... Muddy Waters, BB King, Howlin' Wolf, Aretha, and not the least of smooth style kd lang. Patty Larkin, Cheryl Wheeler, Jimmy Buffett,all beachy music, reggae, oldies do-wop, Beatles, Everly Brothers, Elvis, Beach Boys. We have a vinyl record collection of over two hundred albums in our "Pub in the cellar". Like most music excluding headbanger & opera.


Favorite Crafts

I have made a decision to go to a different Post Office and get all of my send outs "hand cancelled." The clerks at my nearby PO are too grumpy if I want stamps, or if I have a bag full of to-be-hand-canceled. Another thing, I am sending resends far too often. So, I am taking good action to see that my swaps get there.

Currently into postcard making and altering. Love to decorate envelopes.

I really like doing collage the best. When I use various cut outs from magazines and make ridiculous new images from them, I am content!

Watercolor and acrylic painting, watercolor pencils too.

Wands made from driftwood, signs made from old boats, driftwood bit pendants. I collect the buoys washed up from lobster pots, shells, beach debris... anything that catches my fancy. Of course beach glass, too. I have pinned a bunch of future projects on Pinterest.

I love to write letters and get written notes on PCs. I would welcome any letter writers out there.

Starting to make my own jewelry. I am very slow at it, but keep plugging away.

The following badges are compliments of Raven.



Photography - I like nature shots more that people shots. I also love to take pictures of doors. Doors are the portals of our lives, in and out we go in life and death.

Home Base

Married, no kids by choice. Loving the DH 34yrs plus. He's amazing and I am blessed to have a wonderful man...Being a New Englander beach babe, I love to dance on the beach around the campfire and proclaim it to be a beach party. (shades of Annette Funichello).

** I am not particularly sports minded excluding hydroplane racing since my nephew Captains the US-A TEAM.**. see them here on FB and more

Love thrillers & suspense (not horror) in the movies and books. And I enjoy reading about foreign countries, spiritual based stories and books that develop the characters well.

ie: Totally hooked on the Outlander books and tv show. I am now destashing many books that are just collecting dust. Indie movies are also a fav. I like movies that have intense emotions and often show the moral compass side of life. I also like feel good movies and I try to not watch the same genre over and over. TV shows that I like: The Americans, Top Chef, Outlander, Power, Sugar Queen, The Arrangement, Nat Geo, home improvement type shows are mostly what I watch. Oh yeah, Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes are great, too. ________________________________________-Church of the big blue sky type of spirituality for me. Prayer works in miraculous ways. Serenity is the goal, baby! My totems are the crow and the turtle. Open minded, but please don't try to convert me. I'm happy that you are happy. It's always important for me to find the path to peace. I believe in intuition and the ability to know what you just know.

Goddesses that are important to me are: Kuan Yin, Diana, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Sarasvati, & Isis.

My mom was my craft mentor, clever Lil!

We camp on the beach in the spring, summer, & fall. We are fortunate to travel whenever we can. Punta Cana DR beach is my fav with those palms that go to the water... Costa Rica another visit??? I speak enough Spanish to get by and make an ass out of myself. Go to NC on a regular basis. Got to go on a bucket list trip to Scotland. WOW! I can't wait to go back! Loved the castles and the scenery.

I had the world's most affectionate cat, Smokey Boo Boo Lucky Cat. He went to kitty heaven 1/7/14. Best cat I ever had.

We had inherited Mr. Marmalade. A loving old boy. Had to put Marm down April 2017. Take videos of your pets. I am comforted by the ones that I have of him.

Smokes and another pic

We recycle everything we can and we are down to one bag of trash a week. Love my garden, my stone walls, the woods across the street and birdwatching. I am a self proclaimed nature girl. I still love that dirty water, too. Boston was my home in the early part of my life.

not so much...don't want

Disney blech, no likey! I don't care for the vampire look or bloody stuff but appreciate that is your art.

Super cutesy isn't my preference either.

Don't care for country/Americana style.

Pledge/Swaps/Waiting For

FLAKED BY: @IAmAlwaysIn for CQ Mini Pinata Free Style- I was the host. Angelled by @Amandalee

FLAKED BY @CraftyAnnie for Make Your Own Bubble Mailers. I was the host on this swap, too. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/72253

@lovestosew never send a WTA from Inspire Me group, I have since left that group.

When I join a swap, I look to see ratings of other participants and if there are a number of 3's, never mind the ones, I leave the swap.I do not care for drama around swapping, period.

I reuse packaging. Be good to mother earth!

Art & craft is always subjective, if I think you sent me your best work I always rate well! I can't say something isn't ART!

My rating (5.00) speaks for itself. I act like a responsible adult and expect the same from you. When I host, I use this disclaimer----I maintain the ability to question ratings and discuss them with you before assigning partners.


Waiting for IS pick a theme #2 from So Africa

Other things I like

The fact is something created by you is great. However, I am NO LONGER collecting ATCs.

I can always use letter sets.

Heart shaped rocks.

Necklaces that are long.

Fairy images.

Fine tip white pens. Fine tip black pens for zentangle.

Anything with crow or turtle images. Please, I am destashing these days, no need to send me extras in swaps. Thanks so much.

I have a great appreciation for meeting so many wonderful people here.We have such a varied community and I have come to appreciate that the longer I am here.This is not a snarky place, so go snark somewhere else is my motto.

Nature report

mushroom My Fav nature pic, outside my front door.

My brother passed on 11/26/2009. Dedicating this section to him, my birdwatching mentor.

This is the link to Cornell Lab BirdCams for red tailed hawks 3/11/18 linkforhawks The may be laying first eggs anyday now.

Missoula MT Osprey Cam linkforospreys

Whenever I see a hawk, I think of you, Jack, watching from above. Got to see two and I happened to be talking about my dad.

2017 July a big hawk came through my yard this morning as I was eating breakfast on the deck. A big gift!

2017 April I have been watching the Cornell Univ. bird webcams. Osprey nests are very interesting to me. I monitor 2-3 nests within a mile from my home. 2017 Feb 24 snowdrops cover my neighbors front yard. A lot of geese have been flying in formation over or near my house.

2016 Fall- a very late fall this year, we still have some minor green leaves on low lying shrubs. Also, many yellow leaves still haven't fallen. I am blessed to have the time to take it all in.

I had blooms on window box plants up until Dec 7th.

2016 Spring - took some cool pics of the skunk cabbage emerging in a boggy area on my lunch break today.

Had an intense purple/red daybreak this morning. Love to hear all the birds singing their Spring songs. I could hear cardinals, mourning doves, chickadees, Carolina wrens, Phoebes, woodpeckers, robins and more this morning


"Aging is a kick in the crotchety." from It's Not Menopause... I'm Just Like This, Maxine's Guide to Aging Disgracefully

"Be careful ...the toe that you stepped on yesterday, may be connected to the ass you have to kiss today." Buddy Cianci, former Mayor of Providence RI incarcerated for fraud.

Send me your humorous quote!

Links, swaps, ideas

pic posting


post a pic info from PFs

1 oz regular sized US letter mailed International is $1.15 1st additional oz is 98 cents, so add 98 cents in US postage stamps to $1.15 For 3 & more oz mail weight, add 99 cents postage for each additional oz.


piratecaptainmo rated for Beltane Altar photos on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your sacred space with me! I love how personalized your altar is. All your statuettes are really neat too.
Response: It was a joy to be in this swap. Thanks for the kind rating!
lovetherain rated for Beltane Altar photos on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing your altar pics! I really love how you celebrate both land and sea with the crystals and sea shells. I also love your statues of Kyaun Yin, Our Lady of Guadalupe, and Buddha.
Response: Thank you for the kind words . The altar grounds me every day.
Comment: Ha ha ha ha! I love it! Thank you!
Response: That got there is record time!!! Whoa. And I am so happy that you liked it. Stout, eh?
BeckyG56 rated for OFAP:Altered Postcard Swap on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Great altered postcard. Spring is here today in Ohio, hopefully it's heading your way too!
Response: Yes a very nice day, so happy that you enjoyed the delux bus station of Worcester MA !
midteacher rated for IS: Glitter PC on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely handmade PC!
Response: Best wished to a very kind swapper.
130kitten rated for Spring & Summer Pinterest Swap on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Fun swap, thank you!
toni rated for CC: Fish postcard - USA on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Very fun atc! thank you!
Response: Glad that you liked the postcard.
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You are welcome!
Comment: I absolutely love this PC! I can't believe you did the seahorse freehand. And loved the creative use of security envelopes. Thank you so much for such a wonderful PC! xoxo
Response: Very happy that you liked it! Went to Cabo and visited the UNDERTOAD as we call the under tow. No swimming in the ocean there except for a snorkle tour.
skinny52 rated for O: Make a Driftwood Wand on Apr 8, 2018
Comment: How fortunate am I to have another one of your magic wands?!?! Such an Incredibly awesome wand!!! I love everything about it, you've captured the spirit of the sea beautifully!!! Thanks so very much for your creative work of art!!!! I have to say that I tried it use a razor clam on mine but it was just too fragile...I tend to collect tiny items, lesson learned! The older tougher things definitely have their place...sort of an analogy for life actually...PS...a very big heartfelt thanks for the mica...I've never found anything like it!!!
Response: What a loving comment ! Thanks so much! These are really my jam now. I am having a ball creating them. The mica can be flaked, collaged into a pendant --loads of things!
Comment: Wow, such writing! I loved this! What a great and touching memory to an amazing woman. I love music too and it has such special memories to me, so I completely understand this piece. I was sad when it ended because I wanted to read more! Thank you!
Response: Aww you got me all choked up when I read this! I am in a writing class and it has helped me so much!
Poftoffel rated for A Childhood Memory - non-fiction on Apr 8, 2018
Comment: I loved reading this, because I felt I was there with you! I can just imagine the people and the places. And how bittersweet is it to have been there at Christmas, what a special memory. thank you for sharing this with me!
Response: Thanks again for your very kind words!
Beat rated for Dirty Limerick on a PC Swap on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: I was laugng hard
Response: Great!
turtlelove84 rated for Spring & Summer Pinterest Swap on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing a wonderfully made Pinterest board, so many ideas I now have running around in my head.
Response: Thanks so much and I appreciate your sidebar comment too!
farangelinan rated for Spring & Summer Pinterest Swap on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing the beautiful spring/summer board :)
Response: I thank you for the comment and for joining the swap.
deblew rated for IS: Vintage inspiration swap ~ INT on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of goodies! And, yes, that is an awesome envelope!!
Response: What a great rating, thanks for the kind words!
StagKing rated for April Recipe/Spell (flat mail) on Mar 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful recipe and for following up about the components properties! I look forward to trying it one of these still spring nights!
Response: My pleasure ! Thanks for the heart.
Anettethhjertnes rated for March Flowers on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Wonderfull art. I think it was a great drawing
Response: Thanks so much, I had fun finding an image and then interpreting it into my own art with the pencils.
MiRdLHWY43 rated for Dirty Limerick on a PC Swap on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Edited and hopefully makes sense now! Many thanks and much love for the entire postcard that you made- the (beachy!) Vintage comic, the sabre tooth tiger stamp(I failed to mention postage stamp! Haha), and of course the funny limerick in the classic style that always makes me laugh. Thank you!
Response: Oh yeah a tiger stamp! I am happy that you enjoyed my PC and that we got to goof around! Thanks for heart.
Comment: Thank you for your lovely postcard! I enjoyed your bit of purple! I missed the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit when it was here! Good excuse to head up to Salem to see it!
Response: Thanks for the heart, that was a fun one to make. Salem has much to offer!

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groundhogstamper on Apr 12, 2018:

I'm honored to have won the whacky chicken and everything else you packed into the box! I wish I knew how to post photos so I could show everyone the chicken. The one ChrisAnne posted above made me laugh too!

turtlelove84 on Apr 10, 2018:

Thank you for coordinating the Spring & Summer Pinterest Swap.

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Wanda on Apr 7, 2018:

Aww, Jukejan, thank you so much for the well wishes on my profile page. Actually, surgery was postponed, pending more tests. So now I am hopeful that it may be avoided completely. Time will tell! 💖😊🍀

oblivionspin on Apr 6, 2018:

Lobster mail was spotted! Inexplicably it had a "not at this address" note on it. (Yes, you used the correct address.) This isn't the first time something like this has happened at our p.o. box though, we had a notice for a package, went to pick it up and the clerk caught it was for P.O. Box 2256... in a completely different city!
We had a fun time opening and sorting through everything, and Kenneth got a kick out of the stickers, thanks for thinking of us!

Fatherted on Apr 5, 2018:

Hi, just saw the comment on my page.Will write you soon. XO

ChrisAnne on Apr 4, 2018:

ChrisAnne on Apr 2, 2018:

Just stopping by to give you some practice counting such big numbers. It must be a yucky Monday as you left two oops words in our PF games. I just added an extra s to keep them going. Luv yah, Friend

ChrisAnne on Mar 27, 2018:

I must see this "wacky chicken"! I'm picturing something like this:

MsRose on Mar 21, 2018:

Thank you SO much @ jukejan For the cute little girl stickers RAK /public forum Love the vintage stamps on the envie 💜💜 Peace and blessings 🌍☮️

bluehairedmary on Mar 12, 2018:

I got your note the other day! I am more than happy that you liked the bounty of stickers and was able to pass some on to others! Isn't that what makes the 'Bot great? Thanks for the happy mail!

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