Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2020 6:12 am


Date Joined: December 10, 2010
Last Online: August 3, 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: Omg I love the bird card! Thank you so much!
swolverton rated for 🍓 Strawberry Recipes Swap on Jul 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I just love the recipes. So thoughtful :)
Comment: Thanks for the recipes!
e2java rated for 🍓 Strawberry Recipes Swap on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great recipes. Two are new for me but I have not made a strawberry spinach salad in years and it is so easy. I'm going to make that this weekend. I love the little sand dollar card, too. Thanks!
Comment: I loved the Halloween card, thank you!
Comment: SQUEE!! Thank you so much for the adorable Mummy card and envie! The bookmark is gorgeous too! Thank you so much!
Comment: What a lovely surprise I received from you. I wish I could give you a thousand hearts!!! Your card is beautiful as are the special note cards...and even a pen. I love your note too. The stamp set is perfect...I hadn't seen it before and I think it's one I will use a lot when I can get back into stamping. Thank you so very much for everything. You made my day, week, month, year!
Comment: Thankyou for the Beautiful pillow case
Emilycatherine1989 rated for Handmade Jewelry Swap on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful jewelry! Small world we live in! I used to work at the downtown Ambler CVS, now work at the one right outside of town. I'm familiar with K.C.'s Alley, but I've never been there!
LaughingLoon rated for Handmade Mother’s Day Card on May 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks for telling me about your mom; my mom wore white gloves when I was small, and she was a powerhouse. I wish I was more like her - I'm just as strong but not as polite!
ellie rated for WIYM-Tea & Note-USA on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all you did t make my package so much fun. I love the tea envelopment.
Artistic rated for Card Making Kit on May 8, 2020
Comment: What a fun card image. I think I'll make these this weekend! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for the pretty packet. It made my day! Hope this finds you well.
Comment: Happy Mother's Day! Have fun zooming :)
Comment: Thank you for the mother's day card. Luckily this is the only swap I've joined for mother's day cards because you didn't put the name of the swap anywhere. Hope you have a happy day!
Response: Glad you figured it out, my head has been in the clouds lately - so sorry, usually not that absent minded.
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the Easter card. The bunny is super cute. It's very cold here in Oklahoma. We usually don't have much of a spring. It goes from cold to hot.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! I just love that it is handmade and has a bunny on it. Stay safe, Renee
Comment: EAUTIFUL workmanship. The card is lovely. Thank you.
Comment: I love your adorable handmade card! Thanks!

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yvonne401 on May 1, 2020:

Welcome to Proverbs Women! It's great to have you here!



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

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