Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2020 8:30 pm


Date Joined: July 12, 2014
Last Online: May 27, 2020
Birthday: October 30
Country: United States

About Me

I try to send with adequate postage, BUT if EVER anything comes from me with postage due, let me know and I will make it right. The PO and I have a love-hate relationship, but I love YOU.

I LIKE: light coming through colored glass and my morning window sill is covered with a rainbow of glass vases - love waking up and they are first things I see!

I ALWAYS NEED ATC SUPPLIES;: magazine cutouts, realistic stickers (flowers, animals, etc. - - am not into fantasy), pieces of pretty material, buttons, lace, ribbon, anything Oriental, crocheted edging, mismatched earrings, steampunk,, rhinestones (oh yes, rhinestones, yellow if possible), you get the idea

I LIKE: horses, giraffes, elephants, gorillas (especially the silver backs - they look so wise and there is the story of a child who fell into the enclosure which agitated the younger males but the silverback went and sat by the unconscious child until the keepers came) (several occurrences of gorillas protecting human children who fall into their area), birds, all animals really, polar bears, dogs & cats, BIG cats, chipmunks, hummingbirds, raccoons, lemurs, even skunks

I LOVE: minerals (crystals), rock hunting, it's in my genes - maternal grandfather never passed a rock slide or place where road crew was tearing up the land, he would stop to check and see what was to be had there. He had a museum quality collection, where it now resides.

I LOVE: the sky, nebulae, comets, sunsets, northern lights which I saw once as a young girl in PA and I could hardly breath.

Humm, I LOVE ice cream, vanilla, real peach, orange sherbet, pineapple sherbet, milk shakes, banana splits, you name it!

NO COFFEE - love the smell. but not the taste, not even in candy

I ADORE: flowers, hydrangea, lilacs, forsythia, daffodils, tulips, dogwood, gardenia (smell sends me to another place), lilies of the valley,

THANK GOD FOR COLOR (He didn't have to, you know): blue, yellow, all shades of purple, green, red) - life in a kaleidoscope

I ENJOY: traveling, reading, the internet, writing, SwapBot, Listia, garage sales, estate sales, GoodWill Outlet stores

I COLLECT: rubber stamps, lace and ribbon, material for Barbie clothes, books & magazines, ATC embellishments (which encompasses almost everything under the sun!),

I MAKE: scrapbooks, altered books, embellishments for card makers, ATC's

NEED: scraps of unusual lace, crocheted edging, surviving earrings, ribbon, magazine cuts, words (great for ideas), steampunk (metal or paper pics), anything really, I love the challenge of unusual items

I LIKE: the sea, waves, the beach after a storm, sea glass, surfing (by other people), pretty tropical fish, nudibranch

I MUTILATE MAGAZINES: cut them up for crafts, never have enough

I LIKE: Victorian lacy stuff, I would walk a mile for a copy of the Victoria Magazine

I LOVE: orchids (I have killed more than my share with excessive love) and some do smell - at an orchid show in San Diego's Balboa Park, there was a small orange colored one that had a delicious smell which I think I used up by returning to smell it every five minutes

AGAIN I LIKE: rock hounting (new word- cross between hunting and rockhound), petrified wood (even my poodle would carry home a rock she decided was just right for her)(had to put a stop to that as she was wearing down her teeth. I don't think she could give anyone a serious bite thanks to her rocks.)

TV; THE BIG BANG (even tho' I am a creationist), MONK (I know, he's gone, but oh, I miss him), PROJECT RUNWAY, CHOPPED, THE LITTLE COUPLE, DIY shows, FRIENDS, I LOVE LUCY, (anyone remember MY LITTLE MARGIE), EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, DICK VANDYKE, oh the list is endless

I LIKE: cookies (All Hail the choc chip), pineapple upsidedown cake, schnitz & knepp (from my meat eating days), applesauce, apple pie with vanilla (comes from an orchid, you know) ice cream

I LOVE ORIENTAL THEMES; temple gardens (even the ones with only rocks), flower arrangements, architecture, clothing, Geishas, printing, koi

I love good Sci Fi; (movies, books and TV) - hate the drooling monster ones - they all pale after the original ALIEN, All Hail mother Weaver

I LOVE: the woods, wooded streams with their little waterfalls, finding delicate woodland flowers in the spring

I make Barbie clothes, tailored suits and lovely gowns with lots of bling, hatboxes, luggage, purses and hats

. . . oh, I love life, as the alternative is TOO close for my comfort, but I AM comforts me

About Me

BOOKS: THE SOURCE is my absolute all time favorite - love the Holy Land's history and all her people(s) and this is a fantastic through-the-ages story of one bubbling spring in Israel - don't let the size put you off, each time line story is complete in itself with a modern excavation theme running throughout

All of Amy Tan (finally learned to play simplified Mahjong thanks to a family friend), James Patterson, Clive Cussler, Jeffrey Deaver (but not S King or his genre), James Rollins, Orson Scott Card and of course, Isaac Asimov

I like books that make me laugh out loud - All Creatures Great & Small (and the others) fall into this category. The story of the dog who farted so much no one wanted him was a beaut.

About Me

TRAVEL: I have lived in PA, upstate NY, TN, FL, CA and for a few months each in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua and for two years in Costa Rica. I have had heat exhaustion at Machu Picchu, crossed that off my bucket list, seen Niagara Falls "from both sides now", held a baby black jaguar at a big cat preserve in Oregon, seen a thunderstorm in the Grand Canyon, climbed down into a kiva at Mesa Verde, walked the avenue of the dead at the Temple of the Sun and Moon outside Mexico City, stood by a huge male lion and felt him purr (it vibrated my body, if he had roared, I would have embarrassed myself), saw a comet smeared across the night sky (cross that off my bucket list), had six children all of whom grew to be people I would not mind being stranded with on desert island, swam with dolphins on Roatan Island, Honduras (another bucket list item), hugged a redwood, had heat exhaustion in a stretch of real jungle in Costa Rica, dug for geodes at the Howser Beds and found petrified shells in the desert of CA, had a whale of an experience on Scammons Lagoon, Baja CA, and I knew a real leper.

Some of the best places to see are in our own country. The red rock country of Utah. Zion is terrific. The Oregon coast. Snorkeling off Florida. Ruby Falls inside a cave in Tennessee. Carlsbad Caverns. Petrified Forest. See America First!

I tell my kids, when I GO, do not mourn me too long because I have had a good life - seen and done things I never thought I would . . . like passing several gall stones!!! No, really, I have had a good, full life, but I ain't done yet!!!


Comment: The one you made and the one you didn't are both very pretty. I loved your envie and the goodie bag of extras - thank you!
Helena8664 rated for Speedy Found Image ATCs 2017-#1 on Apr 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cards...interesting image choice. :)
RiverTopanga rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap. USA only on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I love the way the medallion matches the background paper, and the saying is fabulous!! ;-). Thanks for the goodies too! I hope you your family are back to "normal" now.
Whimsy1 rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap. USA only on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: TY! I love it!
paperlover rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap. USA only on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Be the Change ATC. I really like it. Very nice of you to include the little extras, too. I will using them in the future.
BusyB rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap. USA only on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Hi neighbor! Thank you and have a great day!
museofthemorning rated for 5 for 5 ATC swap. USA only on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sweet bird ATC!
hushpadwitch rated for Flower ATC on Apr 8, 2017
Comment: Beautiful :)
Response: thanks for taking time to rate this swap.
AZmom875 rated for Wacky Holiday ATC MAY 2016 USA on May 28, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the 3 great wacky holiday cards.
Response: thanks for the rating AND the heart.
debtea2 rated for Anything Oriental ATC Swap on May 27, 2016
Comment: very pretty thank you
Response: thanks for taking time to rate this swap AND thanks for the heart.
Pupkitmomof4 rated for Speedy Found Image ATCs! #14 on May 9, 2016
Comment: What cool images and I got 3!! I love the them all. I really love the note card you sent with it. Thank you for a wonderful swap.
EllenWilGraagPost rated for Flower ATC any medium on Apr 26, 2016
Comment: Dear Phyllis, Today your Flower ATC has arrived with all the lovely extra's with it! Thank you so much! I see all the love and effort you put in it! I feel privileged you did send it to me! And the extra paper with gorgeous decoration: it is so awesome! Thank you for sharing this all with me!!! All the best! Ellen BTW ... the weather should be spring-like, but is has been terrible the last couple of days :-( It feels like winter: cold, rainy, the wind blowing so hard and this morning we woke up in a white (snowy) world!
Response: whoa - - sounds like when I lived in upstate New York . . . we hunted Easter eggs in the snow! I do NOT miss that! Have a great evening.
tristitia rated for USA ATC SWAPS: Book Page ATC on Apr 22, 2016
Comment: Love the card - very pretty!
Response: Glad you liked it
MissBrenda rated for Speedy Found Image ATCs! #12 on Apr 18, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the extra ATC! I really like what you sent! Happy swapping to you!
Response: Glad you are pleased and happy swapping to you too!
Allegrae rated for ATC BAG #27: USA ONLY on Apr 9, 2016
Comment: Thanks for forwarding the bag!
Response: thanks for the heart
LizFinn rated for ATC - Free Themed #89 (USA) on Apr 8, 2016
Comment: Ty.
Response: YVW
rjdolphin rated for ATCs with Color # 3 Yellow/Gold on Mar 31, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC and the extras
Response: it was fun and thanks for the heart
karlaross rated for ATCs with Color # 2 Green on Mar 29, 2016
Comment: Enjoyed the ATC! Thank you 😊
Response: thank you for the heart
goodie2shoes rated for **** Time ATC **** on Mar 23, 2016
Comment: Very nice! Thank you!
Response: thanks for the kind words and the heart
momzo rated for ATC SPRING FEVER on Mar 21, 2016
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the shaker box ATC. So excited to add that to my cards. Thanks so much.
Response: glad you like it . . .thanks for the heart. happy swapping, your Bot Buddy, phyllis

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anrtist on Jun 5, 2017:

HI! Came by to invite you to the APDG to help make SB a prettier place ;-)

Blessings, cc

georgiafae on May 15, 2017:

Thanks for finishing the Spooky Black Cat jam. Hope you are feeling better. Thanks for the pretty purple bookmark!

Allegrae on Dec 19, 2014:

Happy holidays! I look forward to more ATC JAMs with you.


TereDiane1954 on Oct 31, 2014:

Wow, what a cool profile! I, too, love the story of the gorilla who protected the little kid. I love the Goodwill, color, garage sales, the stormy beach, orchids and-oh, yes, cookies!! (If you want a really yummy cc cookie recipe, pm me!) And I agree, the story about the stinky dog is hilarious! And I want to go to Machu Picchu, if only to listen to the music. What fun to find you here among all these strangers:)

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