Swap-bot Time: February 15, 2019 10:59 pm


Date Joined: August 25, 2009
Last Online: February 14, 2019
Birthday: March 8
Country: United States
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Spoiler Alert!!

06/18/18 Headed out of the country to Ukraine for 3 weeks starting June 25th. If I owe anyone a rating, I'll catch up as soon as I get home! Art on!

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 20 years to a wonderfully crazy man. We have two kids, a 20 y.o. son & a 19 y.o. daughter. We have 2 muttly dogs, 2 nutty hairless 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, Janet Evanovich, 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. Now have to add, Game of Thrones & of course the new Star Trek movies.

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... but if you forget, promise you, I'm not anal! 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


Fabriqueen rated for 5 Valentine Theme Mini Envelopes on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling mini envelopes! I think the minisare so cute. Happy Valentines Day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Wow What a great job..... LOVE IT! I can use everything even the heavy cardboard you used so it wouldn't bend....it will make great atc's or maybe another tag. Thanks so much.
Jafferty rated for AMMM Be my Valentine, please on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and the love stamp in the little envelope - so cool!
AZmom875 rated for AMMM Be my Valentine, please on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Dog gone cute Valentine. Thanks for the fun swap.
Comment: Thanks for the extra flair!! Yes, time it flying. I can't believe that it is February tomorrow!
Comment: I loved every bit of this swap! I love the skinny, and the little bitty envelopes and stamps are perfect! I also love that you sent me a book recommendation. About 8 years ago, I went through a Janet Evanovich phase and I read 1-13 of the Stephanie Plum novels before I moved on to something else. I liked them a lot. I just looked it up and realized there’s like 25 of them! Wowza! Anyway, thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable swap!
Response: Haha! Enjoy the rest of the Stephanie Plum series!! Thank you for the rating & ♡¡ I'm happy you enjoyed the swap! Happiest new year!!
Comment: Thank you ! I love it!!! xx
CHOWEFACE rated for WIYM: Simple CAT PC Swap-USA on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Cute cat card, thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the great card. You don't have to be sorry for altering the card. You made it a really nice card.
suzwa rated for USATC: January Free Theme ATC Swap on Jan 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun new years ATC!
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2018 on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Thankyou
myancey rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2018 on Dec 24, 2018
Comment: Love the creativity. Thanks bunches
Margothecat rated for WIYM 10 Handmade Envelopes USA on Dec 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes!
Comment: That is a really nice chunk of cardboard! It's so shiny! Coke?
Response: Yes m'am a few years old. Coka cola bears! Merry Christmas!! Thank you for the rating & loving the ♡♡¡¡
kayreich rated for ATC Bag #59 (USA) on Dec 22, 2018
mrscharlesallen rated for TIMs: MOO-ing on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Love the swap and your work. Thank you so much.
PaperPassion rated for EASU: ATC with a Pocket on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Love the ATC you made.Will put the extras to good use.Thanks so much for a great swap.
Response: Thank you for the rating & appreciate the heart. I wish you happy holidays & a happy new year!! C'mon 2019!!!! 🥂
donetta rated for TIMs: Signs of the Season on Dec 10, 2018
Comment: Okay, you made me LOL with your note...I'm thrilled that you consider me a good artist, but I follow you on Flickr and happen to know that you are fantastic! Thank you so much for the adorable Christmas inchies and moo...they are all wonderful, and I want to tell you something. This is my first Christmas away from every single family member, and I have the blues. All of my "stuff" is in storage in Vancouver, WA and I have no Christmas ornaments here in MI. I have a limited budget at present, so the idea of buying a bunch of generic ornaments doers not appeal. Last year after Christmas, I bought a big, beautiful (fake) wreath for just a few dollars. This year, I've taken it out of the box and strung fairy lights throughout. I'm using all of the Christmas-themed ATCs, inchies, twinchies, and so forth as ornaments! I've punched tiny holes in each with my Cropadile, and I'm using fine jewelry wire to attach the "ornaments" to the wreath. My dear, your inchies and moo are going to be front and center! Thank you for sending me such darling additions to my wreath of Christmas joy!
Response: Ahhhh! You never realize how much you miss family until they're not around. I hope you are all reunited soon! You are very welcome! Glad to be a little part of your Merry! Happy holidays mz. Donetta! Take care of yourself!!!
lawchick rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap-USA Only on Nov 28, 2018
Comment: Hi there! This blind envelope was fun to look through. Thanks so much!
Response: Oh yay it arrived!! Sorry envie wasn't decorated! Envelope just kept growing till it outgrew the decorated envelope 😮. Thanks so much for rating & appreciate the ♡¡ Happiest holidays!!!
BTim rated for ATC Bag #58 (USA) on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sending the ATCs!

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AZmom875 on Jan 14, 2019:

Thank you for working on and passing along my ATC bag 57, it came home today. I can't begin to know how to thank you for your participation.

jjhere on Sep 30, 2018:

"S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y Night!" I remember the Bay City Rollers!! LOL!! :D

MissPaula on Sep 14, 2018:

Just pulled out a gorgeous Halloween PC , made by you a couple years ago. Thanks!

LadyRisa on Jul 14, 2018:

Thanks for your addition to my journal & all the wonderful goodies you sent.

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! ♥

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