Swap-bot Time: May 21, 2018 5:40 am


Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: May 20, 2018
Birthday: April 27
Country: United States

About Me

I share my home in North Carolina with my husband of 25 years, our dog, and sometimes our son and daughter. My daughter just graduated from college, and my son is almost done.

For many years I devoted myself to parenting and homeschooling my children. This time in my life is all about me. I am still trying to figure out what's next. I enjoy the extreme luxury of being able to stay home and craft all day.

I LOVE COLOR. A recent, very long search for a new (used) car brought us to a plain white mini van. The salesman, knowing my fear of driving, encouraged me by saying white cars are the safest because they are the easiest to see. My husband laughed and explained to the man that if I had a choice, my car would be the color of my shirt. :) It was bright pink. :) He was exaggerating. I would choose turquoise.

Favorite Colors

Spring green and turquoise. Also pinks, dark coral, creamy yellows, and not-too-bright oranges. I like rainbowy colors also, but the mid-tones are my favorites.

Favorite Movies

I DON"T like movies that are creepy, extremely violent, or depressing. Other than that, I'm easily entertained. The Proposal, Dirty Dancing, The Princess Bride, the Bourne series, Goodwill Hunting, The Blind Side, Notting Hill.....

Favorite Crafts

I am a reuse artist. I enjoy the thrift and creative challenge. It gives me great pleasure to make pretty things out of trash. I am a jack-of-many-trades, but master of none. Often I start with the materials, figure out a use for them, and then figure out how to prettify them.

I do a bit of sewing, quilting, embroidery, collage, card making, scrapboking, SMASH journaling, ATCs. and of course mail art.

My favortie things to receive

Cheerful thoughts

Kind words

Handmade items are treasures for me. Even if the swap calls for store bought, I would prefer handmade always.

Small, colorful, cotton fabric scraps

Stickers - flat for decorating mail

Handmade envelopes

Stationery for letter writing. I write looong letters. Again, would love handmade.

I prefer non-touristy postcards if you have them. I'm working on a collection to dress up a large, boring, hallway wall.

As far as particular images go, in general, I like pretty, happy, colorful things.

ABCs of Me

A art therapy, ATCs

B buttons. birds, berries

C color, carousels, chandeliers, china, clouds, collage, county fairs

D daffodils

E elephants, embroidery

F felt, flowers, fabric, fairy tales, folk art

G gratitude, green, glass door knobs

H handmade, hardwood floors

I integrity

J Junk journals

K kindness, kissing!

L lavender, letter writing

M mosaics, miniature things, mail art

N Netflix

O old buildings

P pizza, patterns, postcards

Q quilts

R rainbows, rainy days, re-purposing stuff

S sincerity, stained glass, smooth stones

T trees, tea, tolerance, thrift stores


V vine-ripe tomatoes



Y yard sales

Z zinnias


georgiafae rated for 5/5 ATC January 2018 :) on May 9, 2018
Comment: Yes! Yes! Hello and Thanks! It did reach me-such happy mail on a gloomy,rainy day in Fargo, ND! The ATC is delightful-I forget to use my washi tape like you did on this ATC-and I have sooo much of it. Enjoyed your letter we are alot alike- I purge a little bit but then bring alot back in! Always thrilled to get paper dolls for my collection-these are great and really really like them! Thanks for resending this swap and may you too have a Happy Day!
Ruthless rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #18 on May 7, 2018
Comment: I love this postcard! The artwork on the backside is awesome too! Thank you for a great postcard and a smile!
Comment: LOVE this swap. You did really nice!! ESP the outside envie. I love wolves!!!♥♥♥
Response: Thanks, Patti. Yup, that wolf was just sitting there waiting for you to come along. :)
Fabriqueen rated for Quick Turnaround PC #1 US on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful teacup postcard! Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for MAE: Envelope Surprises on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: I absolutely love everything you sent!!!! The envies are wonderful (the lute player is my favorite also and the butterfly postcard) as well as the gifts. I love the Kindness Matters cards. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I wish we could give extra hearts but they won't let us so I will send you a BIG TEXAS sized hug! Have a wonderful day! Diane
Comment: 1 zillions hearts! Amazing! Thank you for blessing me with your art and a bit of you.
Response: Thank you, Kelli, for your kind words. :)
mrscharlesallen rated for Easy peasy PC swap on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: I was cleaning out my swaps to archive and saw that I never rated you. sorry for the late rating
Zefaniya rated for UHM: Profile Based Happy Mail April on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Oh man, no love for Johnny Cash?! It's okay, I don't like ALL his songs & often times I skip his slower older songs. You will be forgiven :) Thanks for the sweet Pug ATC!
goinjenny rated for Meowpril - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Kathy821 rated for Meowpril - Cat Postcard Swap (USA) on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the postcard that you sent. I do miss Puffy and still expect to see her. Mason is the one that it's been really difficult on. He keeps saying "We need to go get her, that was my cat. "
paperlover rated for Quick Turnaround PC #1 US on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pizza PC. I don't usually eat watermelon until July 4th, April is too early
MissBrenda rated for Quick Turnaround PC #1 US on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: That was quite a PC you sent! ugh! I wish elephants could stop bullets. That would be amazing! Happy swapping to you.......
squince rated for WPS - I love this postcard! #7 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Cool kitty art card!
Poohtat rated for WPS - I love this postcard! #7 on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: What a great postcard! I think rainbows are magical as well.
aligurl75 rated for 2nd- 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: I totally love all the envelopes you created. I love making them out of calendars also, the thickness of the paper is wonderful. I really liked the periodic chart envie! Also, the size of the envies is wonderful :) Thank you so much.
DaiziDruke rated for 2nd- 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: What wonderful large envelopes! I find myself in need of larger envies many times and these will be wonderful! I love how you upcycled and included mailing labels...what a nice touch! Thanks so much! ❤️
HannahsMommy07 rated for 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: THANK YOU for all the awesome envies! And for the ELEPHANT post card for Hannah!!!
Comment: Thank you so much! This swap was so much fun!
emeraldawn rated for Happy Little Notecards #62 on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: I few years back I joined a group that knitted scarves for homeless people. Sadly the group didnt last more than a year because the center we were knitting them for wanted more that 4 people could do and we felt like they didn't know you couldnt just whip out stuff in a hour. However I still feel like it is something I would like to do. So I know how you feel wanting to spread kindness through a craft you have.

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CurlyTea on Apr 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

craftyone on Apr 21, 2018:

Hello and thank you for the April wish! I love calendar envies and these are great!

Kellpepper on Apr 17, 2018:

Ms. Becky, you are amazing! Absolutely AMAZING! Thank you, Kelli!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Apr 17, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome postcards! I love them :-)


Cgscdy on Apr 12, 2018:

Tysvm for Gracelyns PC. She absolutely loved it!

orneryswife on Apr 10, 2018:

Thank you for the stamp carving book! What a fun surprise for my April wish list! 😘

heatherknits on Mar 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Asian art prints, labels, and PC for the AWG March Wishlist! I love the idea of postalettes, and will brainstorm other thoughts. I have a Laurel Burch planner that I've harvested from, and made one PC so far. Like these, there are beautiful images on both sides so it's hard to choose! Your calendar envie is gorgeous too.

kaypendragon on Mar 29, 2018:

Thanks for the lovely postcard - my eggs do look just like that! Painted rocks are definitely on the list - they'll go just perfect in our front garden and we already have a couple!

HappyMom on Mar 27, 2018:


Thanks for the awesome postcards and your sweet note for AWG - March. You have no idea (or maybe you do) how much this means to me. Timing is everything, and yours was perfect!

Lonestarchild on Mar 26, 2018:

Wow! These are so wonderful and so creative! Love the oversized envies and the house descriptions -- can't wait to use these! Thanks so much for my AWG wish!!

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