Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2022 11:05 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: September 27, 2022
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a HEALER in many ways. I love nature and all it offers. My flower garden is my inspiration and my sanctuary. I love growing herbs and using them daily in our meals. I am thinking of growing lavender and experimenting with soap making. I have a grandfather tree in my back yard that canopies the entire back. I watch for fairies who live and play there. I like to paint, scrapbook, make simple little jewelry like earrings and I love music of all forms. I am excited about starting this venture to enhance my creativity that I let slip away. I am a very creative person and one of the things I like the most is to give little gifts to family, friends and co-workers. I live in a small town but love the big city. New York is one of my favorite places. I also enjoy all things from Scotland and participate in Renn Faires. I finally made it to Scotland in the fall of 2012 and again August 2014 and now saving for my next trip there. I do hand tooled leather work such as journals, bracers, and items for Faire. I taught my hubby this and he now has his own business. If it is any thing you can do with your hands and mind, I'm there. I love long baths, good books,good wine, fine food, dark chocolate, mornings in my garden and good friends. I work hard at listening to what people are saying. We are all important and deserve full attention when communicating, not just a nod. Most importantly, I try to say a kind word to all around me each day and mean it.

HOLIDAYS- I love Halloween and the Fall in general. The smells and the colors are food for the soul. I love decorating the house and garden for the Fall Holidays. I love finding old, Vintage Halloween items like cards, figures, etc.. like cats and crows and even children in costume. I always have extra special events for Halloween here in my small town and the kids all know it. My place is always the first stop! This is a family tradition I have continued. It was always so dear to my fathers heart! I just love any holiday and another reason to have family and friends close by. Christmas is almost as fun!

MUSIC - I love all music, 70's is my favorite, jazz, Celtic, and many new artists. My husband was in a band for years so I am a groupie at heart. Beatles, Stones, Cream, Bread, Guess Who, Bad Company, Eric Clapton, Moody Blues, James Taylor, Eagles, Frank Sinatra, Maroon 5, Jack Johnson, Queen, ELO, Cat Stevens, Indian Flute, on and on! I could not live without music. It is in my soul.

FOODS - I love it all! My husband is a chef so we eat alot of different things. The more exotic the better. I love different chocolates and shortbread cookies. It's not food but there is nothing better than a glass of red wine with my food! I also love Starbucks coffee and all coffee flavored dark chocolate.

COLORS - I love black! You can find it in my office, in my decorating, my clothing. It is just an elegant color. I love grey, silver, ice and steele blue together. I decorate with a world travel flare as my husband has traveled alot.

PETS - I have two cats that are my children. Ginger and Princess rule the house. They want to say "MEOW" to all their friends here that send them toys!

COLLECTIONS - I collect old powder compacts ,Celtic Greenmen, Superman, The Munsters items/art, Star Trek items and blue colbalt.

ITEMS I LOVE - All things postal with the vintage red, white and blue, airmail stuff, Vintage Halloween items,Superman,Tim Burton stuff, The Munsters items, Star Trek, Greenman, dark chocolate, celtic items, beautiful paper for paper crafts,art pens, vintage circus/side show/freak, Starbucks, Paris, mailart, my family, dark fairies, old world items, rain, little oddities, Edgar Allan Poe items, bones, marbles, gargoyles and your art work that I can frame.

WISH LIST- Vintage postal items like rubber stamps, airmail stickers & envies, rubber stamps with celtic style designs, your art work, little carved wooden boxes, greenman items, Superman, Edgar Allan Poe trinkets. There are so many talented people here and it rocks when I receive one of your handmade, heartfelt crafts.

MOVIES - Tim Burton ROCKS, he is so creative!Love all his movies. I also love to watch any thing to do with Dragons, Knights, Kings, etc... BraveHeart, Lion In Winter, Lord Of The Rings, Robin Hood, Excalibur, Old Vampire & Werewolve movies, any vintage Hollywood horror monsters, Star Trek, Zombies and still have a thing for the Wizard of Oz, love the flying monkey! How can you not like it when you are from Kansas!

SHOWS - Dexter, Lost, The Tudors, Heros, Dead Like Me, Deadwood, Game Of Thrones, Dark Shadows, The Munsters, Food Network, Oddities, Trek, Grimm, American Horror Story, The Voice, and HGTV

HOBBIES - Painting, scrapbooking, photography, jewelry making, gardening, tooled leather work items for Renn. Faire, and stepping stones. I just love all paper crafts like cards, tags, postcards, zines, bookmarks, ATC's, and mail!!! Lots of mail! By the time I was 10, I had to have my own postal box because I kept filling dads. I think it must have come from my dad who use to send my mom a love letter each week when dating. He did art work on each of these envies which I now own. ( minus the love letter)

SCENTS - I like the smells of Rain, Musk, Woody, Fireplace, Leather, Fresh Coffee, Fall, Cinnamon. I dislike floral smells, food related candles like cookies, cherry, strawberry, etc...

FAMILY - I have no children but watch my great nieces and nephews frequently. We always have great adventures they will remember a lifetime. Many of them enjoy the Renaissance Faires with us in full costume. Life is good, easy and simple. Why have it any other way.


Comment: What an amazing swap! Thank you so much for all the wonderful enclosures and cute card! I loved everything you sent!!
Response: You are very welcome and let the spooky stuff start! Hugs, Mona
Comment: thank you for the halloween postcard and wishes!
Response: You are welcome and Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
boriquaz rated for EASU: Halloween ATC on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: Absolutely love your atc, and thank you for the extras. Happy Swapping and Happy Halloween!
Response: You are welcome and glad you enjoyed it. Happy Hauntings, Mona
NJack19 rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #4 on Sep 26, 2022
Comment: WOW! Thank you for all the goodies and great card. So cute!
Response: You are so welcome. Happy Halloween! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Mona~ Thank you for the Halloween Card!!! I look to toward to the contents! I hope you have a wonderful Fall and Halloween Season!!
Response: You are very welcome. Fall, here we come. Hugs, Mona
Comment: LOVE the Halloween card and all of the Halloween goodies you included. Great decorated envelope! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. I say make Halloween 31 days! Hugs, Mona
sndrtkt rated for 13 Envelopes of Spooky Fun - #3 on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: Received, Love how you decorated the envelope!
Response: You are very welcome. Have a fabulous Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the adorable Halloween card and all of the extra goodies you included!
Response: Nothing like Halloween time and goodies! Happy Haunting, Mona
marymary914 rated for EASU: Dictionary Words on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: Great ATC and thanks for the stickers!
Response: You are very welcome. Hus, Mona
Ikat78 rated for Halloween USA Only Greeting card Swap on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a FABULOUS swap! Wow, I am over the moon. The cool brewery sticker on the envie came off real easy. I put it in my Halloween junk journal! So cool. I like how you decorated the envie, the beautiful card, and pocket inside with stickers. How thoughtful. AND the poem inside. I appreciate the time you took for this swap. Thanks again and HAPPY HALLOWEEN 🎃
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the lovely comments. Happy Haunting, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome card and all the amazing enclosures! I loved everything you sent! I am a fan of Frankenstein as well!
Response: You are welcome and may the classic horror last forever!! Hugs, Mona
Comment: OMG I love my box, it is perfect. It is like something I might find at an estate sale that is haunted lol. Which is just perfect for me. I also love the hand sanitizer and holder ( I go though a ton of it and didn't have a cute holder for it! And all the Tim Holtz things and those sparkly hair clips are just the best. Thank you again for the awesome package!
Response: You are very welcome and what fun Halloween boxes are! I love making them. Happy Haunting, Mona
Comment: I knew when I saw the return address this was gonna be good… I freakin’ adore that apothecary bottle shaped tag! It’s so good, and the ribbons and charms complete it perfectly. You’re the best. Happy Halloween! 🧡🖤🧡🖤
Response: Yeah! Glad you enjoyed it. I love this time of the year and all the Halloween swaps. Until next time! Hugs, Mona
Comment: thank yo \u i will open on Halloween
Response: What spooky good fun we will all have! Hugs, Mona
rainydayangie rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA 2022 on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: I've put the gifts in a basket and am (impatiently) waiting until mid-October to start opening them...but thank you! Even just the packaging is absolutely adorable!!!
Response: Glad it made it and I agree, it is always so hard waiting. Too bad we can't all ZOOM and watch each other open our prezzies! Hugs, Mona
DeAnnaVarela rated for The Dark Side DAJ 12 on Sep 11, 2022
Comment: Hola! Thank you for another terrific DAJ. Your work and packaging is always perfect! And...thank you for all of the extra goodies! I can use everything!
Response: You are very welcome and have a Spooktacular fall & Halloween. Hugs,Mona
goosey rated for Yes! It's BOO BOX! on Sep 8, 2022
Comment: mona, thank you so much for this terrific box of halloween treats! the box itself is splendid, and the treats too.. tons of fun here, and special thanks for the vintage witch noisemaker!! hugs to you.
Response: You are welcome and glad you are enjoying your box. I am always on the lookout for vintage! Happy Hauntings, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Coin on Sep 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesomely awesome coins. I was so surprised to see that you sent me 3 of them. WOW...this was my lucky day :) Thanks for being so sweet & thoughtful.
Response: You are always welcome friend and glad you enjoyed them. With fall and winter coming I can finally spend more time inside playing! Hugs, Mona
Arabella rated for HEUSA - Tag Swap Series #4 - Skulls on Aug 25, 2022
Comment: WoW!! What a great tag - front and back!!! In fact, it's hard to tell which is the front because they are both beautiful works of art!!! I love the side view of the skull you used and the stamped spooky house is so cool!! And then you sent me so many great skull extras!!! What an amazing swap partner you are!! Thank you sooooo much!!
Response: You are very welcome and forever kind. Thank you for the comments and may the spirits be with you this Halloween! Hugs, Mona
Cindiva rated for EASU: Paperclip ATC on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing atc. Right up my alley! Love it. Thanks also for the goodies! Enjoy your upcoming retirement—-more time for crafting!!!!
Response: You are welcome and glad you enjoyed the card. I will have no problems entertaining myself! Hugs, Mona

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alittledabble on Sep 6, 2021:

I was going through my old swaps and letters, and while I did give you a heart for the Un-birthday card you sent me, I never properly thanked you specifically for the amazing collection of blue-themed vintage stamps you included on the envelope. I adore vintage stamps, and your lettering is lovely too! Thanks again!

YooperHill on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you for the words you left on my profile! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/317437

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lou on Sep 9, 2020:

Happy nearly 12 years, so glad you are here!

couchart on Jul 13, 2019:

Mona, thank you so much for the wonderful jester/harlequin postcard, I love it! I am delighted with it and I will be sending something your way soon. All the best, Cynthia

Kellpepper on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Valentines Day Card! The front image is so pretty and all the goodies are wonderful. Thank you!

Lonestarchild on Oct 12, 2017:

Just opened the Halloween #11 -- you are SO talented and creative. Super cute -- starting with the envie. I didn't want to open it b/c it was such a great envie. And the inside was even more fun! Thank you so much!

Vickimac on Aug 21, 2017:

I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Halloween swap you sent me. I had a really rough week and your package brought so much joy for several days. Thank you!!!

KathleenHope on Jul 26, 2017:

Case of the Missing Postcard. I don't know when your first post card was delivered, but someone from another neighborhood just came to our front door with a pile of mail (and a few swap-bot swaps) and said "this was delivered to the wrong house."

So I guess we CAN blame this on the US postal service, delivered to wrong address.

Just wanted to let you know, Hearts 💖💖💖

DLRodrigues on May 30, 2017:

Thank you Mona for the re-send for WIYM Not My Country PC - It arrived today!!! Please send me your address ... I would like to send you something xx

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