Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 7:35 am


Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: November 18, 2017
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, turquoise, pinks, coral, creamy yellows, soft oranges

Favorite Artists

Geninne Zlatkis, Sehnaz Bac, Kaffe Fassett, Sally Mavor

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.

Found images and words for collage and smashing (from magazines, junk mail, paint ads, wrapping paper, etc.)

Stickers - flat for decorating mail

Handmade envelopes

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

H handmade, hardwood floors


J Junk journals

K 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


Hopes rated for Adult Coloring PC USA #58 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: I adore owls and the teapot on the back is super cute. Thanks so much!
Jenicat rated for 5/5 ATC November (USA) on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the super cute atc and envies! Oh my gosh, they are adorable 💜
Comment: Move over Kandinsky!! This is very good..loved the note...I think mine was almost identical ! Love the envelopes I like to make my own when I have free time... thanks for the atc, the note, and the envelopes!
gmasusie rated for W is for ??? on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Love all the W words. Thank you.
Elliepatterson rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Nov 2017 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Greetings f on Illinois, Thank you kindly for the awesome tiger/animal PC! It was really unique, not to mention how it was decorated and oh the JFK apostate stamp. I did NOT have one of those stamps and now I do. It's the small things in life, what can I say. Happy swapping,
paperlover rated for 5/5 ATC November (USA) on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Happy froggie ATC. The purple envelope was thoughtful. The post office damaged it but the contents were intact. Love the owl note card and matching envelope. Disney world with our granddaughter was amazing. She gets to go to Disney Land in California with her mom and dad in December.
SamiE rated for 5/5 ATC November (USA) on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC. Yes, I love teapots, but sadly, most of them are in storage. I've got a book on the Gee's Bend quilts. Those ladies are wonderful. Thanks for the ATC and the card.
missyhope rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Nov 2017 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great card! Love it!!! All the best...
wonderingmindfield rated for 5/5 ATC November (USA) on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATC. I love it. So nice of you to read my profile and don't worry i do like a little bling I just don't like that school glitter my kid used to make craft projects with. LOL! Thanks for the mini envelopes, super nice!
suzwa rated for 5/5 ATC November (USA) on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the adorable ATC !!! Good Luck on your craft show !!
believeucan rated for W is for ??? on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the "too fun" pc. I like the postage stamp too. Wishing you an awesome Holiday Season!
Comment: thank you for the lovely handmade envies from b&w prints- they're great! :)
Comment: I love everything you sent! Thank you so much!!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Kalalinga rated for ATC using Junk MAIL on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the delightful ATC. You did a wonderful job with the card and the envelope. The squirrel is darling, I love it. Enjoyed your note too. 💞💖💓
Fabriqueen rated for ENVIES...Handmade!!! Late Oct. on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Wow! These prints made beautiful envelopes! Thank you so much! we have a place that sounds similar to the shop you described. They are named "Art Asylum" Their description of the store is "From the basement to the attic and Grampa's garage too, we've got it all just for you." I would love to go and spend several hours in there but it's way across town and I don't drive the freeways here anymore so I have to take hubby. He's good for about an hour then he gets antsy. Of course, I don't think my checkbook could afford more than an hour or so in there. LOL! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome, Diane. My unwillingness to drive certain places used to save me lots of money. Now we have amazon. :)
Comment: You know...I never thought to leave space for writing when I do these sticker PCs. I always try to fill with as many stickers as I can squish in, ha.
theevidenceisme rated for AN: Trees/fall - USA on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: LOVE this postcard! What a beautiful painting. Such cool and vibrant colors without looking odd. Also, a great quote and very much enjoyed your drawing. Thanks!
Juniebird rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #8 on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Great job decorating with stickers and pens! Thanks I really enjoyed receiving it!
Martha rated for ATC: Newspaper Cityscape on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Love the bright ATC !!! And the extras !!!
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and for sharing some info about you! I loved your ATC and the cute little notecards for me!

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believeucan on Oct 19, 2017:

I am speechless . . .Thank you so much for the RAK. Such a lovely unexpected surprise. Love the envelope, card and beautiful handmade ornament . You brightened my day!

turtles27 on Oct 16, 2017:

Thank you so much for the House Mouse images! Let me know if there is anything I can send to you!

VioletFaye on Oct 11, 2017:

Thank You so much for my Wonderful Surprise package. I Love it! It was so kind of you.

1KraftyHeart on Aug 1, 2017:


Thanks for taking the time to send me a non-touristy flower PC! It's beautiful!

kweandee on Jul 5, 2017:

In case your interested ;)

http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/246220 http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/246317

ladydy5 on Jun 25, 2017:

I believe red cars are easiest to see 😋 Enjoy swapbot - check my groups Artistically Inclined, Make an Envelope and Thriftstore Find for no drama and fun. Be happy to have you.

myancey on Jun 9, 2017:

hi. welcome to swapbot!!!

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