Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2020 3:29 am


Date Joined: December 10, 2010
Last Online: March 31, 2020
Birthday: September 13
Country: United States
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About Me

I run a small mobile art business for children and I also design and sell doll clothes. Have two fur babies and one lovely DH and one lovely DD. I have attended 13 different universities and colleges and hold a few different degrees. I was a mental health counselor for years. But I really enjoy working for myself, so running a small business suits me. I still do some private contract mental health counseling for the elderly. I live where it is cold and gloomy in the winter, so that is when I enjoy swapping the most, as it gives me an outlet for my free time besides playing WOW. I am sorta of a Geek, as I love all things gadgety and love the newest electronics. I personally can't get into twitter, but I really do like hanging out on Facebook. I am sorta of the quiet type, so I sometimes "lurk" more than I post. While I attend church frequently I am a very open person to other people's beliefs. I feel strongly that every person has the right to believe what they feel is the best in their mind. I do not like people who judge me or who force their beliefs on me.

2016 - I am new grandma, my DD had a son named Alistair on 2/4. Of course he is a cutie - I might be a tad prejudice though!

Favorite Crafts

Cardmaking, pottery, scrapbooking and rubber stamping

I love to make and swap cards. I have been swapping for over three years and find it so fun!

I am a potter and use to make pottery for several large theme parks and worked at a production pottery for awhile. Now I just do pottery for fun and I teach young people the art. Still have a wheel and two kilns and plenty of clay, guess I still enjoy it!

I am a bling type person!


I suffer from IBS and am lactose intolerant and I am allergic to some soap products. I am fine with products from Bath & Body Works, Avon, Mary Kay, even products from the drug store or Target are usually fine. I have some problems with Dollar Store products mainly. I watch my diet very carefully and seldom eat candy and junk food. I do have a passion for pistachios and low fat popcorn (not microwave popcorn, but the kind that comes in snack bags.)If you want to send me something I can have - send me tea, as at the present it is a big part of my diet.

Favorite Books

Love mysteries - Lee Childs, John Grisham, Michael Connelly, Elmore Leonard, to name just a few. But I probably have read every book they have out.

But the following are mystery authors I would like to try and yet to read one of their books: Megan Abbott, Jennifer Harlow, R. Barri Flowers, Raymond Benson, David DeLee, Vicki Hinze & Lawrence Block. Or any new mystery author that is recently published.

I belong to two book clubs and I am a quick reader. I love books in all formats, both the paper type and the type I read on my IPad - I use the Kindle app.

I have allergies and used books are prime breeding grounds for mildew if stored in damp locations, I would prefer not to receive a book with any signs of mildew, also not overly fond of books that have been hanging out in a house with smokers. Thanks

Papercrafting preferences

I love earth tones. My favorite color is purple, but seldom use it in crafting. Double it with green and I think it is a lovely combo. I love bling on my cards. I tend to fluctuate between a very modern style and retro with an occasional vintage one thrown in. While I tend to make cards mostly, I love altered items and do scrapbook some. I use lots of sympathy and thinking of you cards for my church. I also like holiday cards - any holiday, as I send cards for all major holidays and some minor holidays. I prefer handmade cards over store bought cards. I am perfectly fine with you leaving the inside of a handmade card blank, as a matter fact I like it better, as I can personalize it myself.

Sewing needs

I sew for a living. I am an experienced tailor and was trained as a tailor. I now design and sew doll clothes. I love fabric of all types. However, I am only in need of small print fabric for the dolls - don't want to overpower them with a big prints. I use pink, purple and red the most, as little girls love these colors. My speciality is superhero type costumes. I was recently featured in the CHA Portfolio magazine. I love to sew and sew for others.

Favorite food and snacks

Hot tea is my favorite beverage. I like oolong tea, white tea, coconut or tropical green tea, flavored black teas. My favorite brand of tea is Harney & Sons or David's tea. Favorite snack is peppermint bark candy or gummies, Swedish Fish - yum!

Likes and Dislikes

Things I like and would love anyone to send me:

Sewing Needs: * Thread - white and black * White single fold bias tape * Velcro - white, black, red, blue, pink * Lace - off white or white (small size), please no lace wider than 5/8 inch wide, I have no use for wider lace. Also, I do not use eyelet lace at all, so please save it for someone who can use it. I also do not use vintage lace, while it is pretty it does not fit well with the fabric I use. Also I do not use flat lace only use gathered lace. * Stick on bling - hearts, flowers, seasonal - doll size * 3/8 inch elastic - white or black

Rubberstamping and scrapbooking: * Clear or cushion mounted stamps that are atypical (no $ stamps, I literally have over a 100 sets of the $ stamps from Joann's and Mike's) * Ribbon - especially plain colors - nothing too thin - 5/8 inch is my favorite * Dimensionals, pop dots * glue dots

Fun items: * Collect penquins, one person teapots and salt and pepper shakers * Good brands of tea - bagged

Other likes: One of my degrees is in history and I have a passion for the time period of King Arthur. I have studied that era and did my masters thesis on that time period. But I especially love the fictional books about King Arthur and Morgan le Fey. I love the beauty and artistry. My DD's name is Morgaine and my swapbot name is morgainegeiser, all for my love of Avalon.

For my Daughter: Antique hats

Dislikes: * Stickers * Cheap tea like Lipton * Wall Art (One more framed inspiration verse and I going to scream - lol!) * Altered notepads (I must have a 100 or so of these) * Giant paperclips * $ stamps

Please Skip

I have recently moved and while moving I noticed I must have over 20 to-do-lists (the type in the $ bins at Michaels), a ton of blank notecards. So for the time being if you can skip sending me these items it would be greatly appreciated. Have to add to the list - please don't send stained lace, rick rack, seam binding, etc. I sew for part of my income and I have to use items that look new if not new, these items are fine if they are in good shape. Not really into the vintage look.

Birthday Swap ideas

I can always use basic sewing items like: white & black thread, colored sew on velcro (no white I have tons and order it in bulk), single fold bias tape in pink, red, black or royal blue. Felt flowers (smaller, but not tiny), glue dots (medium size), ATG tape - 1/4 inch for my scrapbook tape roller. I love the travel size Bath & Body Works shower gel - any current scent or vanilla based ones. The plug ins from B & B - I go through tons of them. Wrigley's Doublemint gum.


Comment: EAUTIFUL workmanship. The card is lovely. Thank you.
Comment: I love your adorable handmade card! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the nice hand made Easter card; very cute=)
MelissaLB rated for Space FUNTASTIC Swap! on Mar 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the AMAZING space items! You are so generous. The jewelry is so fun. I will share the DVD with my nephew. He will be thrilled! Everything was perfect!
twileteyes rated for Spring/Easter Dish Towel Swap on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Easter towels! and the handmade card is gorgeous!
Lazydaisy0104 rated for Avocado FUNTASTIC Swap on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness!!! You done so good!!! It was like an avocado Christmas haha the little paper craft avocados are so cute and I love the card!!! Thank you. Hugs!!!! πŸ’—
SoberMermaid3 rated for SELF CARE Funtastic Swap on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: I would give you a ten if I could! You did a rockstar job! I love the geode soap! So cool! I feel so blessed!! Thank you!
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Pamper Your Partner on Feb 3, 2020
Comment: Wow, What a wonderful box of goodies you sent me! Thank you ever so much for the handmade Easter scrunchies you made for me, the store bought one,socks,and Softsoap shower gel. I love all very much! I had never tried the softsoap shower gel before. I actually never thought of it, to try it out. So, Can't wait to try it. Thank you also, for your lovely handmade note card note. I enjoyed reading it! Yeah, CVS is quite high priced for Dove. Which is why I get it at DH for $4.95. Oh, I love Bath & Body works! But can't use it & it stinks! Oh, I make my own scrunchies too. Only I crochet them.I make them for my 5 grand daughters. Anyway, Thank you again!
scooter63 rated for Comfy, Cozy Winter on Jan 8, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness Roxie. What a surprise when I opened up the package and seen all the goodies. I love them all. Thank you very much..scooter63 (If I could give you 50 hearts I would)
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Christmas Goodies on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: I have the box of goodies, but I'm not going to open them until Christmas morning. So I'm giving you a heart now because I just know I'm going to love them all! Thank you!
Jrenewright rated for A Spooky Night Halloween Swap on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: I loved it all. So thoughtfully packaged too ❀
LunarBeauty rated for Let’s get our BOO on! on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Ohmygosh!!! Thanks so so so much for all the awesome goodies!! I πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ everything you picked out!! The lotion holder was super cute! 😍
IDreamOfAfrica rated for Homemade Halloween Card on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: β–‚β–ƒβ–…β–‡β–ˆβ–“β–’β–‘Ϋ©ΫžΫ© Thank You Ϋ©ΫžΫ©β–‘β–’β–“β–ˆβ–‡β–…β–ƒβ–‚
Purplmyst rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA/CANADA on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: OK I did cheat & open everything so that I could give you a timely rating. Thanks for all the wonderful goodies!
dardarbinx rated for Handmade Halloween Card on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the second card. I love it, I too am an A2 card maker when I make them. I make ATCs more than anything.
goinjenny rated for September Birthdays 2019 on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you
stiffneck78 rated for September Birthdays 2019 on Sep 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely birthday card! It's beautiful. Happy Birthday to you!!
bjansen rated for September Birthdays 2019 on Sep 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Meisje rated for September Birthday Mail Swap on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: ❀️❀️❀️ One ❀️ Isn’t enough Thanks for spoiling me. I love the items The handmade items everything is what i like and love!!
shiloh102 rated for A TOTE & A NOTE on Aug 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful package.

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dardarbinx on Sep 20, 2019:

Thanks so much for the awesome Halloween cards

stiffneck78 on Sep 9, 2019:

watercolorgirl on Nov 23, 2018:

I was speechless when I opened your package today for the me and my kitty swap. My cats will love all their new toys and treats. It was -16 here today so the socks and tissue case will come in handy. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

CurlyTea on Sep 13, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

SilverD on Sep 27, 2017:

💗 💗 💗 Thank you for your angel for Wacky, Silly & Unusual Holidays- you are awesome! 💗 💗 💗

CurlyTea on Sep 13, 2017:

tatntole on Nov 5, 2016:

I received my birthday present from you today. Thank you, I love what you sent. -Pattie

CariPeace on Jul 18, 2016:

Just remembered, to post the Happy Birthday 2016 Tracking Number: 9405 8036 9930 0280 1111 20.

May you have a wonderful Birthday Month filled with lots of Love!!!

~ Cari

christy102194 on Jul 18, 2016:

Your package is en route! Be looking out for an Amazon package from me! :) Hope you like it ^^

-Christy - Happy Birthday 2016

Bhindblueeyes on Jul 16, 2016:

Hi! I DID mail yesterday - I just couldn't get online to get the tracking commented! Here it be: 9500 1160 0131 6197 0037 37 HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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