Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2017 10:05 pm


Date Joined: June 7, 2017
Last Online: September 20, 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, pink, 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, painting (well, coloring with paint pens), collage, card making, scrapboking, SMASH journaling, ATCs. and of course mail art.

My favortie things to receive

Cheerful thoughts

Kind words

Your favorite quotes

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.)


Embroidery floss (bright, unusual colors)

Wool felt scraps


Handmade envelopes

As far as particular images go, I hesitate to say because I enjoy being surprised and getting a glimpse of your style and taste. 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



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


TrishaLSmith rated for U is for ??? on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! We did not sustain any damage from the hurricane. :)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable hippo postcard
SunTradeToo rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #3 on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
jendoggie rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #2 on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I will have to check out the Dog wants a kitty video. Winnie would probably just chase it.
moxiekiefer rated for U is for ??? on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: So weird!! My aunt had a print of this exact painting hanging in her bathroom for years, no idea what it is lol
Response: Funny. I didn't know what is was either, but I just looked it up. It's Maxfield Parrish. The Dinky Bird was/is an illustration in a book of poem's for children. There is a really interesting article about Parrish's work on Wikiwand.
Comment: I loved this postcard. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks have a great weekend
pynart2 rated for A.I. - Pencil Sketch on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: Love! Love! your Tea cups, job well done. Also loved your note, with some practice you could be an Artist, so keep on drawing.
Kskollections rated for ATC #4 - Month of September on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Beautiful!! Thanks for the lovely extras!
Comment: What a cute idea! Thank you so much ❣❣
Sunnydays rated for The Four Seasons on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Hello, I just got my lovely ATC's this morning. I really like the way the way they look. They make such a pretty grouping. That was a great idea to use the calendar stuff you had. Did you do the black around the borders? I like the way it makes the card link vintage. Love the vintage recipe cards. Do you mind sharing where you bought those? It was great to swap with someone in my home state. I've only had 2 partners from NC. Thanks for the special swap and extras. Happy Crafting !
Response: You are very welcome! Yes, I inked the edges to make it look a little more finished. Unfortunately, I purchased those little recipe cards at a yard sale. They come in a mini recipe box. It's called TEA TIME Mini Box of Recipes.
nicolekaay90 rated for Happy Little Notecards #45 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Becky, thank you so much for your card! I really enjoy the postcard - elephants are one of my favorite animals! I also love thrift store shopping. This weekend we are going to a big community yard sale and im so excited! Anyway, thank you again for your card i enjoyed learning a little bit about you! (: Oh! & good luck with your craft fairs this November!
Comment: Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing about yourself! I don't make my bed each day either ;)
Comment: Thank you!
pineheartbeat rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #1 on Sep 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the card! I like to keep things simple. I'm not terribly fond of picky swappers. I'm glad you didn't have to worry too much about what to send! Have a great day.
armadillogal rated for Happy Notecard September #1 on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Love love love the card and the postcards!!!
Comment: Thank you for the tiger postcard, I think that they are one of nature's most awesome animals! I would love to visit the big cat rescue that you mentioned. :)
FundyGirl rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Sep 2017 on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: What a cute postcard you made! It was huge! I loved it. Thank you.
Neenie rated for Little Slips of Inspiration-USA Only on Sep 8, 2017
Comment: Becky Thank you so much for the adorable card, note, wonderful drawn sunflower! And the quotes wrapped like little gifts! Awesome idea! Love everything! You really took time and read my profile and its greatly appreciated! Hugs, Janeen 🌻❤️

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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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