Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 8:30 am


Date Joined: August 25, 2009
Last Online: March 17, 2018
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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Spoiler Alert!!

01/22/2018 Just wanted to let everyone expecting a swap from me this past week up until today, it may be a few days late. Last week Houston shut down due to "ice" conditions! I'm serious! We can handle water here in Houston just not frozen water! 🤤I mailed everything out on time but might take a bit longer to have gotten out of Houston. I will resend if they don't show up... plz. just let me know prior to rating down.

9/2/17 Eeeeeeee spared by Harvey by the grace of God! Just wanted to let anyone that I may owe a rating to that it might be a few more days. Our neighborhood hasn't been cleaned of any household debris yet. Promise to rate as soon as possible. Not sure postman has even tried to deliver mail.

5/2/17 just wanted to let y'all know if I owe you a rating or a swap, I'll be returning home soon. My mom recently passed away after a long 10 year battle with Alzheimers. She is now resting peacefully in beautiful Colorado.

1/25/15 I'm back! Went cruising on the 18th & just got back today ;) I'm picking up my mail tomorrow so promise to rate all swaps that I receive. Sorry for worrying anyone... I hate that feeling of having a lost swap :/

7/27/14 I'm baaack but... headed out tomorrow until Aug 9th to NM to help my sister with my mom who has alzheiemers :( I should be able to get all my swaps out even if on the last day due.

7/17/14 I'm headed out of the country tomorrow on vacay for the next 10 days, so, I hope if you get me as a partner, you don't mind me mailing 1 or 2 days late. I believe I'm only in one swap where this might be the case. I will rate anything I receive as soon as I get home. Thanks y'all!

I pretty much put pictures of all my swaps on Flickr so just a heads up! If you want to be surprised, don't look :p

About Me

I've been married for 19 years to a wonderfully crazy man. We have two kids, a 18 y.o. son & a 17 y.o. daughter. We have 3 muttly dogs, 2 nutty cats, a 90 lbs. plus tortoises & 2 macaws, Picassa, a blue & gold and now a green wing, Lucy.

I'm addicted to making cards, inchies & ATC's. I've swapped at the old PCMB, afa, ISC & Splitcoaststampers. I love collecting little stuff such as bizzare charms, old skelton keys, doll heads, nuts & washers, watch parts & cogs... really anything old & rusted makes me happy ;)

Favorite Music

My favorite music would probably be classic rock...I am old ;) I especially like Van Morrison, Led Zeppelin, Earth, Wind & Fire, the Commadores, Chicago, Jimmy Buffet, Santana, Janis Joplin, Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Nickelback, Seether, Los Lonely Boys... anybody remember the Bay City Rollers? I use to love them. I like head banging music, punk, reggae, country, & grunge. Hmmm, guess I love it all.

Favorite Books

I love reading John Sandford, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, James Patterson, Sue Grafton, Patricia Cornwell, Steven King & so trying to read Sturgis Larsson's books.

Favorite Movies

I think my all time fave movie would have to be the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Wizard of Oz or Overboard.

Favorite Television

I watch Fox News. I get a kick out of the Big Bang Theory & saddened they took #!@? My Dad Said off the air, Person of Interest, Bones, Criminal Minds... I love the original Star Trek, Bewitched, Frazier & Jack Bauer in 24. Loving the new marvel TV series', the Arrow & Flash.....

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafts! I USE to do a lot of atc swaps but have recently started doing mail art trades & since being on swap-bot, fallen in love with zines. I'm still learning tho :) I love vintage anything, grunge & especially Steampunk! I pick up old rusty nuts, washers, pieces of metal, things that others would consider junk! I also love inchies & got quite the collection going. Did I mention Tim Holtz? Or that distressed look? It is absolutely awesome! Old Skelton keys? LOVE them!!!

Postcards: Ok. Had to add this since lately I've been making a lot of pc's. I prefer homemade but if it has to be store bought, I'd love non touristy cards, sent naked with cool stamps.

Colors - I like reds, browns, burnt oranges & blacks mostly but ALL colors are great! Bling is awesome... But not necessarily "loose" glitter.

Likes & dislikes I think I'm fairly easy. As long as some thought is put into your project, I'd be grateful. I really don't like cigarette smoke smelly things... and thought I just might have to add, no childish or baby things, reward stickers or kawii. My kids are teenagers now so I have no use for such things anymore :[ Everything else is all good :)

I'm a paper hoarder (really!) so please no extras needed there, unless of course, it's cool emphera with bizzare images on it such as doll heads...


I will almost always have my items ready to mail as soon as I get my partners snail mail addy's so if you don't receive something from me, please let me know. I'll rant, rave and call the postal service a few names then, re-do. I will NEVER flake!! I will also ALWAYS rate as soon as I receive your item(s) otherwise, it'll get mixed in with all my other "stuff", lol! One more thing, please put the name of the swap somewhere, either behind the card itself or in any correspondence. I'm a swap addict & am usually doing quite a few swaps SO, it makes it much more easier & faster to rate if I have that info. Love you for it!


Flakrs/NonRaters Wall of Shame

Dang it that I have to put this in here! Sad day!


ReaderChris for 6x6 Journal Pages, September - not sure if she ever even received them. SO sad to have to put this here & will gladly remove it if ever I hear either way from her.

mortuaary for 25 Places I'd Like To Visit In My Lifetime

AppleRidge for Wreck this Composition Book #2


12/24/13 kimjoyous21 for Themed Inchie Bag #1- Account is suspended :/

12/14/13 ReaderChris for Thanksgiving is for......? 6x6 journal pages. Rated a 1:( - pynart2 angeled

Kimbeewa for Alice In Wonderland ATC Series #1- Alice

MyPoohBear60 for POSTCARD - 4th of July - USA only

RamonaBlue for 2013 Minizine Project - June

BioHazard for Grungy Mousetrap Note Clip, rated a 1

Twinning, multi profiler, flaker AND non-rater for Blank Halloween Junk Journal - USA Only


Comment: Thank you for the card and note. Today is a damp gloomy day but it is only 61 so cooler than yesterday. But supposed to be nice for tomorrow when they have the St Patricks day parade and other activities.
Arabella rated for MAE - Three Different Ones on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great envelopes! Yellow is one of my favorite colors! Love the Curious George one!
ttbishop rated for AMMM: A Hello and a Smile on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
ASawvel rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2018 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very fun (and educational) Chunk O Cardboard. I was a lovely treat to find in my mailbox today!
Pandd rated for APCs - Mixed Media on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Absolutely love your APCs. They are lovely. I am glad you did your own thing because they are little works of art. Thank you for a wonderful swap. Pat💕💕
Jcqln rated for MJS: Journal Supplies Scavenger Hunt on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the journal supplies, I love youre choices.especially travel vintage and school. I sure can use it 😁 Happy swapping Jacqueline
Yakima1955 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2018 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Cute
supersquirrel rated for 9LP - Groceries! on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: What a fun swap! Thank you for the tour of your pantry and for the fun perfume label images and all the great items in the glassine envie :-}
HexG rated for 50 Random Questions EMAIL Swap on Mar 8, 2018
Response: Thanks for raring...
Comment: Thank you for the amazing items! I love it!
Response: Your welcome!! Thank you for rating & I appreciate the ♡¡
03Scarlett rated for 50 Random Questions EMAIL Swap on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much, your answers were fun to read!
Response: Yaaay! Glad you got it! Thank you for the rating & ♡¡
Comment: How could I not love the Whimsey Jar you made for me? It is wonderful! AND I don't think you could have put many more items in it at all---and some are really interesting and unusual. I am going to enjoy using everything you included! Thanks for a wonderful swap! I wish we could give more than one star! <3<3<3<3<3<3
PaperPassion rated for TIMs: Mooove Me on Feb 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the resend.So cute.
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2018 on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Ooo Star Wars! My husband was impressed that you pulled out the spiral binding. But, man, that is thick cardboard - no way could you have torn it off!!
DaisyNY rated for TIMs: Your Choice Valentine on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: What lovely, tiny valentines! Thank you.
Prpldy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2018 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: You couldn't have sent a better Chunk O Cardboard!!! This will go in my 1930's See's candy tin. Thank you so very much.
Response: Yaaay! TY for rating & I appreciate the ♡¡ I too love See's 😁
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2018 on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you ❤¸♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
crystalite rated for Mini Magpie #3 on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Wow! What a great journal...I love, love, love it!!! Thank you so much! The fold out pages are awesome; I never thought to do something like that. You are so generous...thank you for all the delightful bits and pieces pocketed throughout the journal, and all the other extras you included! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ I wish I could give you 5 hearts!
Comment: Love the pretty heart card! Thanks!
Response: Happy Valentine's Day!!

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MissPaula on Mar 5, 2018:

You are my Mom's birthday twin! I hope your year is spectacular!

choke on Feb 20, 2018:

The whimsey jar swap was due out yesterday, please contact your partner and host if you're running behind. Thanks!

dawnielynn on Sep 21, 2017:

Thank you so much for the un-birthday gift! :)

luluvision on Jul 10, 2017:

Your unbirthday package came today!! I can't wait to open it tomorrow! Thank you so much!

judgedbyabookscover on Apr 3, 2017:

OK... I totally love these cards!! Thanks a bunch for swapping. I think we need to get together and do a larger mixed media swap one day..Might be interesting!!

MissPaula on Mar 30, 2017:

Thank you for the birthday postcard you made for me! The secret to happiness is to count your blessings not your birthdays! I do! ♥

mebanham on Mar 26, 2017:

Thank you very much for the postcard it was lovely. Happy belated birthday. Morgan

MissPaula on Mar 24, 2017:

angelgram on Mar 14, 2017:


was enclosed in my Un- Birthday package. WOW How did you make the candle lights on the cake twinkle? Love the quote ! Love your Art!


angelgram on Mar 13, 2017:


That had to take alot of crafting time (and how did you do it while getting ready for a trip ?) to create this gorgeous state maps, attractions & history decorated hinged wooden box with fold down clasp of your state ⍟ TX ⍟ & my state ♫ TN ♫. Love the other decorative elements on the box using washi tapes and special papers and global maps and LOL the down under location of Australia on the box. THEN I find a second smaller □ box and third smaller wood grain nesting □ box for me to craft. Already know one will be covered in teabags and the other in cancelled postage stamps from Swap-Bot. BUT then more surprises ☺ a Jane Austen Mini Book of all her novels in a pretty map bag and some Hotel/Resort Stationery. I am astonished at your reading of words on my profile and finding all these ways to touch my heart. ☺ THANK YOU for the Un-Birthday I will never forget 2017 and your amazing gift.


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