Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2017 9:10 am


Date Joined: February 20, 2015
Last Online: January 16, 2017
Birthday: June 4, 1950
Country: United States
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About Me

I just retired in September 2016. This year I want to be fully engaged in my creativity and explore new techniques and reengage in my photography.

I have a son, Eric, who is 38 years old and is the father of my three most beautiful grandchildren: Bella, 15 y.o., Kaitlin, 10 y.o. and then Aiden, 5 y.o.. I also have a daughter, Jessica, who is married and is 40 years old.

I live life to the fullest and my children, grandchildren, family and friends are the most important people in my life. Yep, I am single and loving every minute of being single and an independent, vibrant woman.

I do photography as a hobby and plan to elevate myself as a photographer as i move through life. I have taken a few award winning photographs in Paris and North Carolina. I have written a few poems and/or quotes to the pictures I have taken. I want to do more of that and if there is a swap that presents itself merging photography and writing I would certainly join.

I have dabbled in the digital scrapbooking but since I have been sending pocket letters my creativity has gone from digital and putting a few stickers/embellishments on the ATC. Now I do so much more, still do digital, include when I can, my photography and yes, I still do embellish beautifully the cards quite a bit - unique to the theme.

A lot of my work is about my own personal life journey, thus I will jump at a chance to create and participate in anything that I can express through art/creative process I am big on my work telling a story and looking for themes and ways to express my life story, ancestral stories and cultural stories.

I have done about 75 plus pocket letters and they just get better and better. I Recently I posted one of my pocket letters "Vintage Peacock" on FaceBook and I could not believe it got over 30 comments and 183 likes. I was breathless.

I look forward to more challenges that challenge me to go outside my comfort zone and for me to learn other techniques and projects. I love the swap-bot because it is supports me in many ways by giving, receiving, creating and so many unique ways to do all that.

Themes and Favorite Things

Favorite Desserts that have cranberries, pecans, chocolate, rhubarb, coconut, anything crisp, cookies, christmas confections from other countries,

All Graphic 45 themes Ocean, beach, seaside Lighthouses Sunsets and Sunrises Vintage Fashions Flapper – 1920s Vintage Anything Peacocks Butterflies Alice In Wonderland Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy - I miss them Snoopy Merida Mulan Snow White

Favorite Television

Downton Abbey Doc Martin Call the Midwife The Crimson Fields Selfridges Anything Public Television and British TV The British Baking Show Twilight Zone Black List Jimmy Fallon Dancing with the Stars So You Think You Can Dance America Got Talent

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Anything Celtic Maroon 5 Christmas Music Whitney Houston Michael Jackson Taylor Swift Josh Groban Blake Sheldon 1930's, 40's , 50's, and 60's music

Favorite Colors

Ocean Blue Teal Blue Turqoise Emerald Green Sage Magenta Orchard Purple Emerald Green Sage

Childhood Memories

Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy - I miss them

Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs - Had a beautifully minature yarn set made in Italy, never knew what happen to them. Was a gift from my godmother

Tea in the GArden with my best friend Sarah Tea with my Grandmother, Lillian at the local Tea Rooms in Department Stores, Washington, DC

Watching GIGI with my granddad and him serenading me with "Thank Heaven's for Little Girls"

Places I love

I love everywhere I have visited internationally

Canada Ireland Paris Loire Valley Costa Rica


Maine Vermont Rhode Island New Hampshire Connecticut New York Cape May, New Jersey Colorado New Mexico Arizona St. Louis Georgia North Carolina South Carolina Delaware Pennsylvania

Everything Christmas & Holiday

I finally purchased a Christmas Tree after giving my son and his family mine with all the ornaments (many family) back in 2001. My grandchildren have been asking where my tree is. I tell them you have it and will they be surprise when they help me decorate it.

I love Christmas Ornaments, Christmas Cards, and Christmas Decorations

I love (across all of three above): Nature theme Vintage theme Musical instruments Peacocks Winter Birds (Cardinals, Owls Stars Bells Winter theme - skaters, snowmen and snow women) Characters: Angels, Cherubs, Santa, Elves, Christmas story characters, Raggedy Anne, Raggedy Andy, Peanuts International Ornaments - Nordic (Sweden, Norway, Denmark), Ireland, Germany, Scotland, England, France, Canada, Costa Rica

What Ornaments I don't need: Christian, Glittery

What I love to Recieve


Empheria Washi Tape Glitter Sequences Wood embellishments

Post Cards that reflect: Quotes Hand Made Animals Any country Silly

Writing Instruments - Pens of any kind Color Pencils, especially oil based Blank ATC cards - Black, assorted colors

Flowers Butterflies Dragonflies Washi Tape Glitter Glue Sequens Pearls (embelisshing kind) Stickers



I love swapping and being a good swapper. If I sign up for a swap, I will be sending out the item(s). If you do not receive something from me, PLEASE message me, and I will rectify that. I want my partners to have a good swapping experience as well.


christineann79 rated for Leftover Christmas Cards on Jan 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the extra goodies!
mchesser12 rated for Leftover Christmas Cards on Jan 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the the two cards, adorable owl postcard, and Santa paper. Happy swapping.
paperlover rated for Leftover Christmas Cards on Jan 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the polar bear card, the birds card & little girl PC. Best to you in 2017!
Junebug505 rated for Leftover Christmas Cards on Jan 7, 2017
Comment: thank you very much
jendoggie rated for Leftover Christmas Cards on Jan 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great Christmas cards and extras. Happy New Year.
emilynhr rated for A Week of Christmas Cards on Jan 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for a wonderful week of Christmas cards! Your cards were the prettiest I received this year. Thanks so much! I had a fun week opening up each beautiful card and I love the extras. What a great swap!
Response: I love this swap. Did it the year before and I hope it happens again this year. I am so glad that you like the cards. I enjoy going out and picking them out.
kimt1989 rated for Show me your Christmas decorations on Jan 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for showing me all of your decorations. They all look so sweet and cuddly
Comment: very cute
Janevey rated for Show me your Christmas decorations on Jan 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing! You have lovely decorations and I loved your front door deco :) Happy new year!
kayfay rated for Show me your Christmas decorations on Jan 1, 2017
Comment: Beautiful decorations!! Thanks for sharing!
Response: You are so welcome.
b4ustamp rated for Graphics 45 ATC - Your Choice on Dec 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much. I need to do some more projects with that collection. Have a safe and Blessed New Year.
Response: Wow, that arrived very fast. Glad you like it.
CurlyTea rated for IS: Christmas Button Fairy - USA on Dec 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the button fairy. I think you did a great job. I wish I would have received it in time for Christmas. But I understand postage problems. Hugs
Response: Thank you so much, it means a lot. I sometimes wonder about our postal system. Pretty bad that a package gets to the UK in one week before one gets to the US sent out at the same time. Happy New Year and virtual hugs coming your way.
Platform934 rated for Vintage Christmas ATC on Dec 21, 2016
Comment: I love the ATC you sent! thank you :)
Comment: Thank you for the darling snowman Christmas card and cutouts! I just love happy snowmen. I will display this on my shelf with my other snowman ornaments and stuffies and figurines. Merry Christmas to you and yours, from me and mine!
Comment: Thanks! Have you done the cut-outs yourself?
Response: I wish I had. I hope one day that I can get one of those diecutting machines. Glad you liked them.
Comment: Thank you Kathleen! Merry Christmas!
Vickimac rated for Like New Christmas Ornament Swap on Nov 25, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the cute ornament and the extras :)
moosemama rated for Send 1 Thanksgiving card on Nov 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card!
rubiannee1979 rated for Holiday Music Letter on Sep 15, 2016
Arabella rated for G45 ATC Cityscapes on Aug 26, 2016
Comment: What a great atc, Kathleen! It is well worth the wait - isn't the postal service weird at times!! Hope to see you in another swap - maybe an upcoming G45 one!

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RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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LoriA on Feb 27, 2016:

Hi Thank you for the kind comments, I wanted to let you know that I had your name in the 4x6 and the 3x4 project life card swaps. I hope you didnt mind me sending them together! Also thanks for the info, I was so excited putting my swaps together that I forgot to include the swap info!!:) I hope we swap again too :) have a great day

dancingDog on Feb 20, 2016:
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