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Date Joined: December 28, 2011
Last Online: March 27, 2017
Birthday: August 28
Country: United States
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24 March 2017 Update ...

This past Monday, I fell and have badly sprained my ankle. I haven't been able to take off work, so I'm working full time and have been going to daily doctor's appointments after work. My time and energy are limited, but this won't last. If you have any questions about my swaps, just ask. I'm still sending everything out, but they might be closer to the deadline than usual. I'll be updating my received swaps this weekend. I haven't looked at my mail all week.

Swaps Not Yet Received:

  • Altered Keys (Intl) Send By: Feb 13, 2017

  • An ATC a Week Round 3 (Intl) -Swap By: Jan 28, 2017 Emailed partner 2/22

  • Anything goes postcard swap February (Intl) Send By: Feb 20, 2017 (need 1 of 2)

  • ATC Cats (USA) Send By: Feb 13, 2017

  • ATC 2 - Free Themed #35 (USA) Send By: Feb 9, 2017

  • ATC 2 - Free Themed #57 (USA) Send By: Feb 28, 2017

  • ATC 2 - Free Themed #58 (USA) Send By: Feb 28, 2017

  • ATC 2 - Free Themed #59 (USA) Send By: Feb 28, 2017

  • GROUP: Crazy Cat Lady Starter Kit #2 (USA) Swap By: Feb 28, 2017 (need 1 of 2)

-Random old ATCs (Intl) Send By: Feb 11, 2017 (need 1 of 2)


  • PRIVATE: Private Swap for 5 Teas (Intl-Russia) Send By: Jan 13, 2017

I pledge to rate! I open my mail in front of my computer, so I rate while I'm opening my mail. :-)

I always send my swaps! I prepare my swaps in front of my computer too, so as soon as I put postage on it, I mark them sent. I usually do this at night because I have a full time job, so they are picked up by the post office the next day. If you don't receive a swap I sent, please let me know so I can follow up on it. I will happily resend anything eaten by the post office.

Receiving Resent Swaps Every now and again, the USPS will lose swaps, so I advise my partners before rating. Always. I've had a few situations where I will get the resent swap, then I'll also get the original swap at some later date (Thanks USPS). When I end up getting both, I send a "Thank You" in the mail equivalent to the swap sent and received twice because of awesome swap partners. It just seems like the right thing to do. :-)

I live in Northern Virginia with my husband and three kitties, but would much rather live in the forest on a mountain. Perhaps when we retire! I work full time and spend most of my days on the computer so by the time I get home I usually stay away from the computer because I'm tired of it. In my free time, I like to make stained glass and fused glass. I also like to try new crafts.

I like to travel and play augmented reality games (like Ingress and PokemonGo) because I end up going to places I never would have otherwise. I've been on beautiful hikes, seen amazing gardens and museums, and been to really interesting historical places all because of these games!

I have a witty and often sick sense of humor. I cuss ... a lot. I enjoy many things geeky. I'm a Nerdfighter ... DFTBA! And I love playing games with friends and family - Munchkin, Cards Against Humanity, and Exploding Kittens are a couple of my current favorites.

I'm also a pagan who is comfortable talking religion to anyone. In my theological studies, I've come to realize that all major world religions can pretty much be boiled down to one thing: Don't be an asshole. :-) So I try not to be.

Teas and Foods


I am allergic to maple syrup. To be safe, please don't send anything that is even maple flavored. Thank you!


I do not like floral teas, blackberry/raspberry, ginger, lemon, licorice/anise, mango, any melons, rooibos, or mint flavors. I also don't like earl grey or anything by Ashby's.

I like plain black teas and I do prefer black tea over green. Darjeeling is my favorite black tea.

I also like flavored teas with peach, orange, strawberry, spices, vanilla, and apple and I like trying new-to-me flavors too.
I am always looking for Twinings Peach Black Tea. They appear to have quit selling it in the States.

Favorite Teas discovered in swaps:

I will always love to receive these flavors!!

• Ahmad Vanilla Tranquility

• Greenfield Vanilla Cranberry

ICA Chai

SPAR Aardbei Thee (strawberry)

• Stash Vanilla Chai

• Tazo Organic Peach Cobbler


I like chocolate, caramel, pecans, hazelnut, peanut butter, orange, toffee for sure.

I don't like almond, blackberry, coffee, ginger, lemon, licorice/anise, lime, kiwi, mango, melon, or raspberry flavors.

I don't like chewing gum.

Favorite Crafts

Stained Glass

I have been making stained glass and fused glass art since the 1990s. I can use MANY things in my glass work and like to use "weird" things whenever possible ... like sliced agate, river rocks, crystal points, sea glass, sea shells used bike gears, keys, antique glass plates, antique glass buttons, cabochons, chain, jewelry findings, empty bottles, metal stirrups ... I'll use anything! :-)

Beaded Jewelry

I have been making beaded jewelry since I was a child - my mother did macramé and taught me when I was little. I work with glass beads, gemstone/mineral beads, and metal beads. Specifically NO plastic.

Other Stuff

I have really been getting in to making ATCs lately and I like receiving ATCs and supplies that I can use when making them.

I like trying new crafts and find that I can always use ribbon, Sharpies, origami paper, acrylic paints, metal jewelry findings, metal pendants.

I enjoy painting and decorating those plain cheap wood boxes from craft stores as well as other boxes too. It's nice to re-purpose boxes that are in good shape and make them into something prettier and then use them!

Every spring I make pysanki (Ukrainian Easter eggs).

Things I Love

These are things I'd love to receive in any form (ATCs, ephemera, goodies, stickers, etc.)

  • Astronomy - Moon, stars, galaxies, constellations, planets ... all the things!
  • Charmander is my favorite Pokémon
  • Crystal & mineral specimens
  • Deadpool and all things Deadpool
  • Grumpy Cat
  • Nerdfighters & the Vlogbrothers - DFTBA!!!
  • Pusheen
  • Stamps from other countries
  • Trees and/or leaves
  • Washi (any, but I especially like purples, snowflakes, trees, leaves, moon and stars, rabbits, and cats.)

  • Favorite colors are purples, jewel tones, and saturated colors.

  • Snowflakes - One of my favorite websites is http://www.snowcrystals.com/ because they have beautiful pictures of snowflakes as well as a great science section about how snowflakes form and how the crystals grow in nature (2, 3, 6, and 12 points - Never 4, 5, or 8 points!).

Flakers and Non-Raters

Oy I hate to even have to keep track of this, but all it takes is one bad egg to ruin it for the rest of us.


  • @Alliwood10 User is partially suspended. User has not logged in since 09/27/16 (as of 1/31/17) and has flaked on Washi Swap-a-plooza.
  • @freyacz User has not logged in since 11/07/16 (as of 1/31/17) and has flaked on Ready for Winter Tea Swap.
  • @jesslynne - Flaked on 2017 MEGA Washi Swap #1 - Send By: Jan 3, 2017. Emailed her on 1/24/17. As of 1/31/17, @jesslynne has not logged in since 1/10/17.
  • @paoliplanner User has not logged in since 12/19/16 (as of 1/31/17) and has flaked on January Tea Swap. I contacted user both by Swap-Bot email and Internet email with no replies.
  • @Pallolla User has flaked on Where's all the tea? (Swaps). Her partner contacted me via SB message yesterday to advise me of this. She tried contacting her partner with no response. User has not been online since October 18, 2016 (as of 1/31/17). This user is also a Double profiler @pahzin in 2014...returned as @Pallolla from Brazil.
  • @ShivaniParasnis User hasn't logged in since 12/16/16 (as of 1/31/17) and has flaked on the January Tea Swap. I have tried contacting her via SB and Internet email and have not received a reply.
  • @thatsnotmyname - flaked on January Tea Swap and Lovely Penpal Mail Swap! - Germany & America. As of 1/31/17, User has not logged in since 11/25/16.
  • @Vanilla90 - flaked on January Tea Swap. I contacted user both by Swap-Bot email and Internet email with no replies.
  • @YharaLuna User has flaked on Lots of Tea. I contacted her via SB message and she said she would resend. Neither the original or "resent" swaps were received and she stopped responding to messages after she said she would resend. She was last online November 28, 2016 (as of 1/31/17).


Comment: Thankyou for the great stamps!
CutePenguin rated for Send Something! #5 (USA) on Mar 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely stamps! :)
Comment: Thank you for a great selection of used postage stamps for this swap. Take care!!
Sunflotea rated for March Tea Swap on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the teas and the nice notecard.
joybells2426 rated for Washi Swap # 4 on Mar 18, 2017
Comment: I got your resend today. I love the bright washi you sent. Thank you so much! I've also had a crazy amount of mail go missing lately and I don't like it!
Meba rated for An ATC a Week Round 5 on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: My apologies for not rating earlier. My only excuse is that I thought I had rated before I put the ATC away and then I noticed today that I hadn't. Cute ATC. Thanks so much.
theevidenceisme rated for ATC 2017 #7: Bird USA on Mar 15, 2017
Comment: Lovely ATC, thanks!
Jadelynn rated for Fairy ATC on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely ATC! <3
Stahlrala rated for 2 ATCs, 4 washi on Mar 9, 2017
Comment: beautiful atcs and washi thanks
Comment: Thank you so much for the double-batch of beads! You went above and beyond, layering the seed beads like the rainbow. :) And I love the little red/white & blue beads!!! Thank you, thank you!
owl rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #57 (USA) on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: Beautiful ATC. Thank you
ArtByTab rated for An ATC A Week~ Round 8 on Mar 5, 2017
Comment: Awesome ATC thank you very much
urocyonfox rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #58 (USA) on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you
MarieS rated for February Tea Swap on Feb 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for the teas you chose!
Peaches12 rated for ATC Scavenger Hunt #2 on Feb 26, 2017
Comment: I really liked your 'super hero' ATC. Thank you for the stamps also :)
Candyn29 rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #56 (USA) on Feb 25, 2017
Comment: thank you very much <3
LizFinn rated for ATC 2 - Free Themed #60 (USA) on Feb 24, 2017
Comment: Thx for nice ATC and cute stickers.
Comment: Thanks for the stamps! I especially liked flower stamps from USA. And you also put beautiful stamps on envelope, which made me smile! :) Happy weekend!

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Camg on Feb 26, 2017:

Thank you very much for being an angel in the January tea swap, you were very, I liked it a lot, including the card, once again I thank you, I hope to hear from you in another swap.

LokiAngel on Feb 25, 2017:

Thank you so much for being an angel in the Feb Tea swap! I received the teas today and can't wait to try them! I added you to my profile list of angels.

flowerchild on Dec 7, 2016:

WOW!!!! I got this envelope in the mail today and when I opened it it was like a clown car...goodies kept coming and coming :) Thank you so much, you really went above and beyond a simple token!!!!

jaimierandolph on Sep 21, 2016:

Profile Check for swap: Any kind of Washi or WHATEVER swap #1 Welcome to swap! Hope you enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

jimncinpease on Jul 14, 2016:

thank you so much for the teas! the apricot one was waaaayyyy delish!!! thank you again so much!

KatlynAva on Jun 28, 2016:

Thank you again for more than making up for the missing postage! You're a wonderful swapper!!!

julierachelliz on Dec 31, 2011:

I would love to see some of your Easter eggs and some of your glass work! From one newbie to another- HI!

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