Swap-bot Time: March 31, 2020 4:20 pm


Date Joined: October 25, 2016
Last Online: March 31, 2020
Birthday: June 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I am hoping that we can get to know & encourage one another. I love JESUS, crafting , upcycling, and all things vintage, shabby & farmgirl chic. life is more than a snapshot. it is sometimes messy & painful. but it is such a beautiful gift! we are beautifully and wonderfully made in the image of our Creator. You have a unique gifting & story that makes you who you are. now go & tell your story!

Favorite Movies

I really enjoy watching a good movie. I don't fancy myself a movie buff or anything, but I really like movies that engage you & require you to think about them long after the movie is over. such as... princess cut, fireproof, courageous, GOD'S Compass, old fashioned, the song, finding normal, country remedy, anything with the cameron family, revelation road 1,2 & 3, risen, war room, mom's night out, hosea, me before you-awww, the notebook, kingdom of heaven,sound of music, funny face, casablanca, yours-mine-& ours, cheaper by the dozen, it's a wonderful life, orginal secret life of walter mitty, Willy wonka, wizard of oz, little women, the secret garden, a little princess, dimples, MY FAIR LADY, Mary Poppins, saving Mr. banks, step-mom, hallmark movies, The Shack, crisis call- you know anything found on pureflix

Favorite Books

reading has to be one of my favorite guilty pleasures! I go through seasons when I can't put books down & then there are times when I simply can not find the time to touch one book. I can't imagine a life where you don't enjoy reading. it is just one of those things that you can not escape. here is my attempt at a piece of a list... the shack-paul young crossroads-paul young and the shofar blew-francine rivers rebel with a cause-franklin graham this present darkness-frank peretti piercing the darkness-frank peretti anything by t.davis bunn me before you-jojo moyes

Favorite Television

I don't really watch a lot of prime time television. we don't have cable. we primarily stream. but here is what I am enjoying right now: this is us & new amsterdam-I don't usually fall for what is popular, but I can't help it I love these shows!

Some Shows that I miss: timeless-time travel with a twist counting on

*some of my favorites on HallmarkNow: when calls the heart (more like amazon prime, since they won't bring it to hmn) when hope calls heartland signed, sealed, delivered (whenever it is updated)

I Love Pureflix-they have original content also: Ties that bind-a pure flix orginal The encounter- a pure flix original The inspectors- a pure flix orginal


*colors-purple first, secondary- turqoise\teal *hobbies-reading, crafting, writing, drawing, *bible studies * anything by beth moore *paris & Israel *a sample of steampunk *anything shabby, farmgirl, vintage chic *mason jars, milk bottle related *skeleton keys *junk journals *ephemera *air mail *music sheets *lace *muslin *burlap *shiplap *picket fence *chicken wire *wrought iron *ruffles *flowers *did i say chocolate? how about coffee? *vintage *faith based I also enjoy things that have a story to tell. all thing upcycled & "redeemed"

Spread kindness like confetti

I am not really into anime *trying to be trendy *obscene material *rudeness *flashy things- not to be confused with sparkles, confetti or glitter

***** I do not join swaps to just get stuff and fill my mailbox. I put thought and effort into all the swaps I participate in (happily-this is why we call it happy mail, right?) I send out swaps I would be excited to receive, and at any given time, I can receive an “I fulfilled the requirements” swap. No letters, no personalization, just stuff in an envelope-No Biggie! I realize that social and economic situations are different. But You took the time to send Me SoMeThInG!! In 2020 I have decided to be more grateful & graceful with my Swapping. I love swapping, but sometimes real life happens.

I am not just trying to build my ratings. If you don’t give me a heart, it is okay. It just means you weren’t as thrilled with what you received as I was sending it. Swap Bot is supposed to be fun!! I understand why the rating system exists, but I also feel like there is uncertainty with it. I now have a 3 for something I will not rehash here and a 1 from someone who flaked on many people & then dropped off the grid and it kinda sucks the fun out of Swap Bot for me. I give feedback as I receive an item. You will also most likely get a heart. Why?? Because you took time and money to send me something!

Once partners are assigned, I will ship it out & mark it sent. I cannot lie & say it will be the same day. Unless it is a Big item: a loaded envelope, a journal, a book, i generally place it in my mailbox. And where i live, the mailbox is at my front door. Yesterday it occured to me that perhaps the mail carrier doesn't check every box everyday? If I place something in there, i usually use a clothespin to prop the lid up so he/she wil notice. Though occasionally my aunt may think she is helping me & take it to the post office & dropping it in the blue boxes-which if it is after a certain time, it may not be collected until the next day. I say all of that to say, i don't mark it sent until i have placed it in the box. The date stamp does not reflect lies or deception, it reflects that we are working with an imperfect system.

When I receive a swap, I leave feedback. I try to be patient as i allow you time to do the same. As I said I am not here for ratings, I do not keep track of who has rated me or not. I assume it will all happen in due time. I don’t hound anyone for ratings. Sometimes I will go, “hey I know I sent this thing to this person some time ago, I wonder if they got it.” Then look it up.

I have seen people ripped to shreds over a swap. DON'T MISUNDERSTAND: NO ONE WANTS TO BE FLAKED ON! BUT sometimes Life Happens! Many people on here have expressed having very serious & sudden health conditions. It could place a delay on the sending of things. I am to the point in my life where I want GOD to show me the person's heart or intent behind the actions. Instead me assuming i already know.

The biggest thing here is communication! We are a community of strangers-a group of people with other demands on our time & SaNiTy! I think this was intended to be fun! I have found the best way to learn something, or figure it out - is to ask. Assumptions and expectation lead to let down and confusion. If you are unsure about anything, please contact me.

the boy

I have a ten year old boy & I am not keen to place his personal information on the internet. he is all boy & really into the following *running *sonic *gaming: specifically the Nintendo switch *nascar *motor bike races *drawing *creating art/junk journals his way *stickers *fun

Favorite Crafts

we were created by a creative creator... I just love crafting. I am so very fond of upcycling. so if we are partners in a swap, I am happy for anything you send. International swappers, that includes regional wrappers or cardboard, advertisements, mailed envelopes, etc. I love surprises but if you choose to send something profile based, my loves are-chocolate purple/teal, vintage, shabby, farmy, romantic and/or reading related. or send me something you enjoy. my crafts include.... junk journaling* simple sewing* bible journaling* drawing* painting* creating faith binders* upcycling* floral arranging* scrap crafting* getting drawn into planners*


January 20, 2020- I Love swapping! But i wish all receiving swappers would provide the grace they wish to receive as if they were the sender.

November 8, 2019-I am back!! I really have missed this community & i am so blessed to know real friendships can be made here. People really did notice my absence & have celebrated (very loosely used) my return. I thank GOD upon every rememberance of you!!

2018 update. I have one (1) rating. I contacted swap bot on several occasions regarding this. The international issuer has been suspended & did not change my rating even after the resend. So while it saddened me to miss the holidays swap-bot style, I dropped off the grid for a little while.

2017-heyy, y'all. I know that The GOD I serve has a sense of humor, because in less than 2 weeks, my life will undergo yet another major shift. I moved across the country. I am unpacking & trying to get settled so I am not signing up for any new swaps & I am trying to fulfill my obligations.... if I have not rated you, please let me know. if you have not received a package from me, please let me know


samsstuff rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC!
Response: you are indeed welcome. I am so glad that you liked what I chose
Comment: Thank you for your card.
Response: :) welcome!
Mamasch rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Since I live among many dairy farmers we have MANY awesome options for ice cream. I most often get ice cream from my parents’ pizza shop. They have cones, shakes, floats, sundaes, soft & hand-dipped, etc. Yum!
Response: Thank you. You are one lucky gal to have easy access
patricia8288 rated for Ephemera swap! USA ONLY!!! on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Wow. Thank you for the awesome swap. I love everything, big heart for you.
Response: WoW! That was fast! So glad that you liked what I sent, you were so easy to please!!
nanadiana rated for Paper Scraps Destash on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful package of paper! I'm so excited to use it! You went above and beyond! Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome! Thank you for helping me to destash(.somewhat) I really hope you can use the pages
Comment: Thank you for the card from The Aristicats. What is odd is that I recently watched this movie on Disney+. I love the older Disney movies. I have seen this one many times over the years.
Response: Oh, it is on Disney+? Thanks for letting me know. Happy Watching!
LisaRea rated for Random List Pad Sheets on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: sorry it took me so long to rate you Hugs,LisaRea
Response: No worries! I hope you are feeling much better
Mamasch rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2020 on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! Hershey is a fun place, for sure!
Response: You are welcome!
Knitsicle rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2020 on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the Disney card!!!
Response: You are very welcome
Comment: I absolutely love love love the Nancy Drew chunk! It really means a lot when your swap partner takes the time to read your profile and then send something you think they will really like (as I try to do with my swap partners). You truly put a smile on my face and in my heart! Thank you!!
Response: I love that you liked it!! I really love these chunk swaps!
zurdoswifey rated for Random List Pad Sheets on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: First and foremost...this swapper believes ratings are “subjective” ....I had zero issues with what she sent...she sent a few extras as well...No disappointment in what I received tho she keeps saying I was somehow disappointed 🤷🏻‍♀️... I rated a 1 because I had not received and she offered a resend...I had received the swap the next day and removed the rating...She messaged me with a passive aggressive attitude claiming I need to be more patient like I expect others to “wait on me” based on something I said on my profile that has absolutely nothing to do with this situation...I explained to her that her swap was sent late according to the postmark....Envelope arrived Jan 20...It was postmarked Jan 8th...she clicked and marked sent Jan 4th...swap deadline was Jan 6th... was sent late according to postmark....hense the 3 rating...NOT BECAUSE I WAS DISAPPOINTED BUT BECAUSE THATS THE RATING CRITERIA....may I suggest you check the FAQs about ratings....As I said I was deciding on rating a 5 or 3 and you decided to tell me how you felt I should rate because it was only 2 days past deadline...umm no, it was 2 days past deadline and 4 days past the day you clicked sent...late is late and ur attitude didn’t help ....You are correct, the 1 rating was the first communication...when I checked your profile you hadn’t logged in for several days...I rated and archived the swap as I seen you haven’t had any other ratings for this swap
Response: 1/21--This response was to the "1" rating that was offered without any prior communication,-Wow. Okay. Thanks for telling me. I will resend-trying to confirm if i need to send another set to my second partner, also I will resend on Thursday. I must visit the po so i can have confirmation. The 1 rating was the first notification/ form of communication. **Updated response 1/25- Thank you for rating me. Have a great day.
Comment: ▂▃▅▇█▓▒░۩۞۩ Thank You ۩۞۩░▒▓█▇▅▃▂ Ayesha for the *˛˚ღ •˚ ˚mind blowing ~♥~˚ ✰* ★ swap! I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous 𝖇𝖎𝖇𝖑𝖎𝖈𝖆𝖑/Christian themed pocket letter?! *Squeals with happiness* I have never received one of these before. I 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 it so much! It is just (¯`*•.¸♥♫ ♫ B░E░A░U░T░I░F░U░L ♫ ♥¸.•*´¯) ♥♥♥♥ Oh. My. GOODNESS! Look at all these stunning treasures! Wait! This must be what a 🅻🅾🅰🅳🅴🅳 pocket letter looks like! 𝖇𝖎𝖇𝖑𝖎𝖈𝖆𝖑/Christian themed elegant memo paper, delightful washi tape, and luxurious stickers from "The Paper Studio Ack! I could hug you right now, you know that? This was such a personal and thoughtful gift. It is priceless! I am forever touched. This surprise is a true treasure and you are an unbelievable artist. You spoil me! Sending you a gazillion hearts! You are one of the best swappers on the bot. Fabulous top-notch swapper. Highly recommended! 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз xoxo Lora
Response: You are more than welcome. I am so glad this made your heart happy! Hugs We will swap again
ioana rated for Christmas_Card_2019 on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for everything, this outdid the basic requirements for the swap. The journal will be well loved in the coming year. Have a wonderful new year!
Response: You are so very welcome! I am glad that you like it
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful loaded envelope. I only briefly looked at it because I’m in the middle of cooking a big Christmas Eve dinner for family. It is stunning! I can’t wait to sit down later tonight and really appreciate it. Merry Christmas 💕 12/28-I just got an envelope with some more goodies for this swap. Not sure why because you did a beautiful job with the one you sent. However, I appreciate it💖
Response: Hello, Mindy! I am so happy that you have enjoyed your "glimpse" of the envelope. I look forward to your thoughts!!
Comment: Thank you for the neat postcard! Great Movie!
Response: Heyy, there! You are so welcome. I tried to create the postcard as a trailer/interest generator
Swan rated for TCHH ~ Names of God on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you! This name is especially meaningful for me right now as well!
Response: Hello, it is amazing how GOD shows Himself to us. Recently, HE met me in a Hallmark Movie-Signed, Sealed, Delivered--CHRISTmas movie
Comment: Thank you. Love the card going use it as part of my holiday journal
Response: Hi, how did your journal turn out? Do you have any pictures to share?
Comment: What a beautiful card you made...very talented to do that...❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I simply "try." That is my goal moving forward, to allow myself to be more fearless with my "creativity"
TwinMom rated for TCHH: 2 Books For Christmas! #2 2019 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are most welcome Christina. I know you will enjoy them. I AlWaYs enjoy swapping with you. We can do it again at anytime.
sherig47 rated for TCHH: My Little Stocking 2019 on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much the stocking is so pretty. Love all the stuff you put in ot. I will use all of it!
Response: You are so very welcome! I just wanted it to be something different

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redeemed on Feb 4, 2018:

** update. I have one (1) rating. I contacted swap bot on several occasions regarding this. The international issuer has been suspended & did not change my rating even after the resend. So while it saddened me to miss the holidays swap-bot style, I dropped off the grid for a little while.

shannonlinde on Jul 17, 2017:

Hello! I got a second book today!!! You are a blessing!! Thank you so SO very much!! Can't wait to hunker down at Christmas with this one! I love the way you packaged it!! Such a lovely extra added touch of love!! :) I am so happy to have "met" you!! :)

allthingsregency on Jul 4, 2017:

I hope you have a wonderful day!

TwinMom on May 18, 2017:

Thank you for the Three Little Pigs postcard! It is absolutely awesome! Every time I think of the Three Little Pigs it takes me back to my childhood. You have put a big smile on my face. :)

allthingsregency on Apr 20, 2017:

... For the surprise envelope today with all the cute stickers!!! How sweet of you to think of me. :) I hope you're having a wonderful day!!!



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