Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2020 4:02 am


Date Joined: January 22, 2016
Last Online: September 25, 2020
Birthday: October 26
Country: United States
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I weigh and stamp almost all of my mail from home. Should you receive an envelope with postage due, please let me know so that I reimburse you. This has never happened before but with all of the PO changes in the US, it could happen. So, just saying...

This is important! We live in a very rural area of Dayton,NJ (08810). Our mail pickup and delivery is handled by Monroe Township, NJ 08831. The past month or so the pickup / delivery has been 3 -4 times a week. I called the Monroe PO and they confirmed this. They are struggling to keep up with recent changes to the postal system. I will have swaps ready to post early to avoid any late sending. I cannot go to the post office. This is something that my husband will do if I am shipping large items or overseas.

I do love paper but please do not misunderstand. I do not collage regularly and if I DO collage I use my own painted and printed papers. Please do not send me scraps of any kind. Not scrapbook paper, memo sheets and the like. Please do not send me your recycling or ripped papers with holes and pieces cut apart. My recycling pile is big enough. I do not collect postcards other than those to send to others or those pertaining to my profile interests.

I love paper.... special, unique and homemade paper. Paper that you have printed or painted. I love notebooks. True passion has always been and continues to be printmaking. If you like to collage and want to privately swap for paper, let me know. I do make multi layer mono prints which are perfect for collage and for backgrounds but I also make a second kind of paper for collaging. It's base is simply newspaper or newsprint and I use only Golden Paints to make this. PM me for more information. I learned about these papers from a professional collage artist. I have some of it spread out now (May 2020) and am waiting for feedback. Creating backgrounds for HMPCs, ATCs and ATC Coins is another love. I will participate in swaps for these items every once in awhile but usually prefer to be the background artist! My alcohol inks were commissioned by Brown Dog Ice Cream in Cape Charles VA for their new brand. It was much more economical for them to do this digitally but the project is currently on hold. Also in my 15 minutes of fame.... I worked as a designer for G&R RoyalCraft Trimmings in NYC's garment district as a designer and pattern maker. I designed for many, many popular companies like Jones NY and Laundry by Shelli Segal. That's a lifetime ago.


Things that I love and will privately swap for...

  • I have five "Tag Journals" that have been completely made from tags received from swaps and they are truly my prized possession. So my very first item will always be ~

  • Mixed Medium Art Tags created by others for my Tag Journals!

  • Reusable bags (any size) from where you live

  • Handmade drawstring bags

  • Susan Branch ~ Anything

  • Stickers

  • Enamel Pins

  • Handmade journals

  • I have the Big Kick so thin or Sizzix dies

  • Unique Embossing Folders

  • Vintage US postage ~ Unused

  • Homemade embellishments

  • Your Mono or Gel prints

  • Pieces of your homemade paper

  • Brayers you don't want or use

  • Interesting ~ Unique die cuts

  • Stencils Duplicate? Unused? Tired of it?

  • Moleskin Journals or notebooks

  • Homemade Bookmarks

  • Embroidered Patches

  • Dark Roast Coffee

Themes that I love!

  • Burlesque

  • NJ Shore

  • Thrifting

  • Coffee

  • Monarch Caterpillars & Butterflies

  • Swallowtail Caterpillars & Butterflies

  • Giraffes

  • DOGS!

  • Animal rescue

  • Whimsical Owls & Birds

  • Deer

  • Beaches

  • Skulls (ALL)

  • Skeletons

  • USMC

  • Chai Teas, Fruity Herbal Teas

  • Your favorite Diabetic Friendly recipes (esp desserts)

  • Anything with Peace sign โ˜ฎ๏ธ

Important to me

Above dancing skeletons borrowed from the profile of @curlytea


I am challenging myself to do this...ABC's

*A: Animals, Anise, America, ATCs

*B: Beaches, Babies, Books, Batiks, Bank Street College

*C: Children's Literature, Charity

*D: Dogs, Ducks, Drum Circles, Dead Heads, Donkeys, DYNA Paints, Dancing, Democracy

*E: Elephants and science of elephant poop! Education

*F: Families ( working with) and my own, Friends, Fibers

*G: Grace, Geese, the Grateful Dead

*H: Homebody, Hippies

*I: Ice Cream

*J: Joking around with my family and always with the pups!

*K: Kindness... TRUE Kindness

*L: Laughing

*M: Marriage, to the right person is incredible, Murphy, our pup, Monarch Butterflies (from egg to e-closure), Music , Mono-Printing

*N: Nougat, Nuts

*O: Oreos

*P: Purples, Politics, Peace โ˜ฎ๏ธ, Pebeo

*Q: Hand pieced QUILTS, Quilt blocks

*R:Roosters, Recycling

*S: Sweets, Shellfish, Snoopy, the Sixties, SOA

*T: Trees in every season, Traveling, Tie-Dying


*V: Vintage items, especially linens

*W: Wyland (artist) Bob bought an original for me on the wharf in San Francisco on our honeymoon: Woodstock (as in the original Music Fest AND Snoopy's friend)

*X: X-Rays as in I have a collection

*Y: Yahtzee (on a daily basis)

*Z: Zebras(Bob and I have been collecting them for over 23 years)


Comment: I love the tag!! Great colors! And thanks for the magnet! Looks just like Scarlett! ๐Ÿ˜
Response: Oh man, I didn't see your instagram until after I mailed the tag... I was sweating it. Then I saw their picture and thought, maybe it would work! THEN I watched a few of your videos... then went to Amazon to order kraft paper stickers! What a great idea! Great videos and I feel like I have been missing out all of my years on SB for not having encountered your profile sooner! I do hope that we can swap again! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful owl tag! The dark color palette with the pearl inks are just the start of this texture-rich piece. The ribbon, buttons, fibers and burlap are as "love"ly as the stamped accents. Happy Tag Friday!
Response: You are. very welcome! Sometimes I get carried away with those FW inks, I really love them. My hands were definitely inky that day, which always makes me happy! Hoe you're enjoying the weekend!
Comment: I love her!! Thank you for an awesome HK puzzle piece, it's perfect!!!!
Response: I am so happy that you like her. I wanted this puzzle piece to reflect something that you love, hence HK. I did think she would only be 1/8th of an inch tall but as you can see, she is a bit taller than that. I hope she will work with your frame ideas! Pleasure to make for you!
meeltje57 rated for Friendly Private Swap on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all the love you've put into this swap. I really don't know which item I like most. Is it the little snail stickers, the cat inchie, the peace fabric... I love and cherish all of it. Thank you for being a friend.
Response: I am so happy that the package brought you happiness! Peace and Love~ Patty
vanneparis rated for JAMS - Starters w/ a Peace Sign on Aug 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Patty! I love your Peace Sign Starters! One of my favorite themes. I'm excited to work on them. Thank you so much for joining the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: This is always a favorite for me too! Thank you for hosting and the heart! Can't wait to see them!
Comment: Patty.... got the collab. Super cute kitties! Thanks for the sand dollar and starfish die cuts. Stay safe and healthy.
Response: Wow! That was quick! There's a reason for those cute kitties!! Thanks for the <3
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful tag and extras.๐ŸŒบ
Response: I'm so glad that you like it! I will be posting the next swap soon and hope you'll join again!
Comment: Thank you love the extrasโค๏ธ
Response: All day today I was thinking about that burlap and wondering if it stayed put.. I just got a new (to me) glue and really like it so far. Posting the next swap soon and hope that you'll join!
Comment: I love the pens you sent me. Can't wait to use them on my next set of ATCs. Thanks!!
Response: Iโ€™m so happy that you like them... Pitt pens are great but my loyalty will always belong to Prismacolor!! Enjoy!
Comment: Thanks for a lovely envelope! I love the decorations you painted, and it was very pink :) I also love the Christmas decorations and Halloween stickers inside the envelope. They will be used for special occasions. I am very, very sorry to hear you had made me another envelope begore this one all Christmas themed. It would have been so fun to get. I will thank you for the work and time making me two envelopes (one sent out) Happy swapping!
Response: I'm happy that you liked it! I am working on finding a new post office as this one is very strange!
Comment: I love the altered puzzle piece that you made for me! The colors are great and I love the German scrap cat, too! Thank you so much for adding to my puzzle. Thanks for the sticker and quote as well.
Response: I was so excited when I got my hands on that piece of German scrap! Glad you like it!
MamaD rated for CPC Collab HMPC #6 JULY - US Only on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC to work on! Thank you as well for the extra postcards!!
Response: This is my first collab anything! Thank you for working on it and for the heart! Peace.
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Abstract Art ATC HD/HP - USA on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I love creating with my gelli plate also. You've inspired me to bring it out and start creating with it.
Response: Oh... mono printing is always a good thing! Have fun! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for sending me a little piece of your handmade art! Your ATC is great - it does look like tie dye ๐Ÿ˜Š I love the extra postcard you sent as well, it was a nice surprise! I've just started getting into the postcard swaps here, so it will come in handy! Thanks for sending some happy mail my way! ๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ“ฌ
Response: I am so glad that you like it too! I was happy with how they came out. The postcard is a Marimekko design which I really like. Have a happy and safe weekend! Thanks for the heart!
Nushkinathan rated for Black Lives Matter Swap on Jul 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter and goodies! I enjoyed reading about your experiences and love how you're committed to learning and understanding POCs experiences. I love the BLM stickers - I've already decorated my laptop with them!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked the letter and goodies! I covered my laptop with the stickers and decals too! lol!
Comment: This ended up in a pile of mail that got soaked in water and I'm so glad it didn't get damaged! I hung it up in my kitchen and I'm going to use the bookmark in the book I'm currently reading. Thank you, and I apologize for the late rating. PS - Thank you for the stickers for my kiddo, crazy how a little extra will make the cost of postage skyrocket.
Response: Happy it was dry and hope that you enjoy it as. much as I enjoyed making it for you! Glad the kids got the stickers and, right?? One pkg of stickers = package?! Thanks for the heart!
bostianh rated for Private: ATC Swap on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness these are beautiful! I love them! ATC cards based on things I love!!! And you must tell me the long story about the burning car, wowza! I would love to do a swap with you again sometime soon. I will be in touch!
Response: So happy that you like them! It's always fun to create based on your partner's "likes". I'm ready when you are!
Comment: I absolutely love the mermaid tag! Its gorgeous! Thank you!
Response: Yay! I'm so happy that you like her! I was worried that it was more MM Art than Scrapbooking stuff! Thanks so much for the heart!
Aeon rated for MMPC - Mixed Media PC on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pretty PC, Patty!
Response: Oh, relieved that it made it to you... with the key intact?? It was fun to create, enjoy and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for the heart!

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pinklilly on Sep 24, 2020:

Thank you so much for the journal pocket and the stickers!! That was so kind of you to think of me!!!๐Ÿฅฐ

CrystalZ on Sep 24, 2020:

Thank you so so much for the great items you sent me for the Pick 2 Tag game in CPG! I can't believe you even had some Holly Hobby stickers...that is so cool :) And the teeny tiny envelopes with teeny tiny papers in them are just brilliant...I do not know how I will use them yet but rest assured I will be keeping them until just the right project comes up. Everything was packaged so nicely and I really appreciate that you picked things you felt I would like based on my profile...you definately hit it out of the park :)

user6937 on Sep 24, 2020:

Got the cute puffy elephant stickers today (and the cute baby pc) - Menagerie Tag.

user6937 on Sep 23, 2020:

Your wonderful package of inked and gelled background papers have arrived - I hope you had as much making them as I'll have using them! Thank you!

shirleyinCA on Sep 22, 2020:

Oh my, thank you for so much wonderfulness! everything is delightful - all the Tim Holtz ephemera and Victorian scrap and the inked envelopes you made are great! Love how you presented everything, too, in all the bags and envelopes. Your generosity really brightened my day and I will have so much fun creating with everything you gifted me with -- thanks again.

goinjenny on Sep 22, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday card, postage and PCs in WW September!!

area51ufo1 on Sep 21, 2020:

Hi sent you a Finished COG jam a while back please lmk if you got it and tag Thanks ! ( pumpkin spice girl)

limetteandlove on Sep 21, 2020:

Thank you for the Halloween labels and TH Halloween snippets from the CPG Pick 2 US only tag! Love them, can't wait to get crafting! x

lindseyjae on Sep 19, 2020:

Hi Patty, thanks so much for the cute stickers you sent for my WW wishlist! Love them!

Fairydollmilk on Sep 15, 2020:

Thank you for the wish granted for โ€œWeirdโ€postcards!

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