Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2017 2:26 am


Date Joined: February 20, 2015
Last Online: April 22, 2017
Birthday: June 4, 1950
Country: United States
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About Me

I 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 Flapper – 1920s Vintage Anything Peacocks Butterflies Alice In Wonderland Raggedy Anne and Raggedy Andy - I miss them Snoopy

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 Real TV that shows anything Detective, Hauntings, Unsolved cases, etc.


I am so easy to please so this list is very, very short:

Kid stickers Embellishments that are: snakes, spiders and bugs Loose Glitter Swatches of paint chips, cloth, store samples I have allergies to perfume/clognes so no scenty items.

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 Old vintage keys - all sizes 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


Washi Tape Glitter Sequences Wood embellishments

Post Cards that reflect: Quotes Hand Made

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

CRAFTING ITEMS: I am going to try making a Junk journal, flipbook or smashbook so I would be happy with any of these items that would either be included or made by me using:

MIxed Media Supplies Anything Tim Holtz Getting ready to buy a Tim HOltz Vagabond Sizzix and would love dies, as well as, stamps. Wish List: Tim Holtz Crazy Birds, Cats, Dogs, Graphic 45 stamps Clear Stamps/ Graphic 45 - any themes Empheria Flowers Butterflies Dragonflies Washi Tape Glitter Glue Sequens Pearls (embelishing kind)



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.


geekgirl1001000 rated for ATC - Alice in Wonderland on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you. Very cute ATC.
Response: Gladyou liked it. Hope you can use the little diecuts
lyzz rated for Fairy ATC on Mar 8, 2017
Comment: OMG! I love this fairy atc it is so pretty! all your accents and glitter used just enough but now over done! i love it and the stickers um i dont even have words for how much i am in love with these tiny things i want to put them all over everything!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much!
Response: Your compliments of my work really means so much to me inlcluding the use of accents and glitter. Every ATC or any project I do I try to do something different.
turtles27 rated for Bookpage/St. Patrick's Day on Mar 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!
Karmi53 rated for Dragonfly on Feb 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely dragon fly l it is so pretty it would make a great brooch l love the whole atc, And thanks for the extras too. Thanks for being part of the swap take care
Response: I am so glad you loved it. I made sure I did not duplicate the same color dragonfly that I sent you before. I love your swaps and I wish I lived in Canada just to do more with you. I see that you have a Canada group swap just like a lot of US people run USA only. Will be looking forward to additional swaps you host for international people (sounds wierd since I live in the USA/North America).
3trysandimout rated for O'er the Bounding Main.... on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: This is a fabulous ATC!! Don't stop swapping when you move away. The beach will be calling you, and you may not find time to swap. That would be terrible.
Response: LOL. Yep, beaches have a tendcy doing that. I will not stop swapping. I really appreciate your comment. I think I mentioned to you that is my best ATC ever.
ArtByTab rated for Bookpage/ Valentine on Feb 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and the beautiful cut outs. Hope u had a wonderful Valentines also xo
DCasey rated for Old School Valentine Swap on Feb 14, 2017
Kellpepper rated for Valentine's Day Greeting Card on Feb 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty hearts.
mshuta rated for 1oz Flat Swap #2 on Feb 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the adorable stuff & sending me a tracking # too :) everything was cute and i am happy to have some new things! thanks again, have a good day!
Ac2052 rated for Show me Christmas! on Feb 6, 2017
Comment: Yay!! I received your gorgeous album today!! Like you said, it was definitely worth the wait! It looks like you had a lovely Christmas! Thank you for all the love and hard work you put into this swap!!!
Response: I am so happy it made it there. Thank you for appreciating everything.
SharMarie513 rated for Old School Valentine Swap on Feb 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the sweet note, old school valentine, and button!!! I loved it all!
WendyTVee rated for Old School Valentine Swap on Feb 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the Valentine and the cool ladybug button
TwoTurtles rated for Leftover Christmas Cards on Jan 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!!
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

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RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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