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Date Joined: September 7, 2011
Last Online: October 20, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

I'm a 30-something crafty gal who lives with her hubby and large housecat in a split-level that can never stay clean.

I love to create/craft things (mostly sewing, crocheting, and ATC-ing), read, write, play computer games (love the Sims) and surf/shop on the web, and spend time with my husband. We like to travel when we can, especially to beaches. I love the ocean and hope to live much closer to it one day.

I tend to put a lot into my swaps. I always check profiles, so I seldom put together swaps until partners are assigned - I like creating things especially for the people they are going to. I always send, and put in in the box on time, so if you are expecting something from me and it hasn't shown up please let me know. I don't exactly trust the postal service - they've tossed my mail into the snow more than once!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different music. From Journey and Def Leppard, to Evanescence and Linkin Park, and Katy Perry and Lily Allen. I love Ludo and Enigma, and most people haven't even heard of them. I also enjoy Enya and Jim Brickman. Basically I don't like heavy metal, country, or rap, but I'll give most anything else a try.

Favorite Books

I LOVE the classics. Shakespeare, Dickens, the Bronte sisters, Sir Conan Doyle, Agatha Christie, and so on and so forth. I loved Grapes of Wrath, but hated Of Mice and Men. A Farewell to Arms is one of my favorites, but I can't stand The Old Man and the Sea.

When it comes to newer works, well... I love them, too. I'm quite fond of Stephen King, though I usually don't go for sci fi. My husband and I love The Lord of the Rings. The Book Thief is great, The Help is great, Fried Green Tomatoes is great, I could go on and on.

Favorite Movies

It may seem silly, but I love Casper. I'll never be too old for that friendly ghost. The Addams Family and The Others are of a similar theme. I also love Ever After, The Phantom of the Opera, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Dirty Dancing, Robin Hood (with Kevin Costner, and also the animated Disney one)... And I love Patch Adams, Catch Me If You Can, and just about any other movie with Robin Williams or Leonardo Dicaprio. Robin was a comic genius (may he rest in peace) and Leo is so talented - not to mention adorable.

Favorite Television

I love comedies, such as Scrubs, How I Met Your Mother, and Big Bang Theory. I also like Downton Abbey, Lost, Fringe, and of course Game of Thrones. My hubby and I enjoy perusing Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, and HBO way too much. If you come across a great series on one of these platforms, let me know!

Favorite Crafts

I love to sew and crochet, as well as other misc. crafts, and I do so whenever I can. I've worked in bridal before, and I do bridal alterations at home - everything from simple hems to total gown reconstruction. I usually sew clothing, but I make all sorts of things with crochet. I like to crochet while watching TV with my husband and I can take it with me when we go on trips.

I learned about ACTs through Swap-Bot and got hooked. Now I have a use for all the random items I hold onto. =0)

Stuff I Collect

I tend to collect in themes. I love the sky, the moon, stars, and rainbows. I love strawberries and wizards. And I love to collect snowflake ornaments. All snowflakes are unique, so therefore all my ornaments are different. I've also been collecting thimbles when we travel, but they can be hard to find. I'd love a thimble from your neck of the woods!

I've been collecting fabrics for a few quilts I want to eventually make (though I am terrible at them). So I'd love to do swaps for them. These fabrics are: - strawberries - snowflakes - moon/stars/night sky (especially sparkly fabrics)


In general I like cute and colorful, classic and feminine, or funny/sarcastic.

  • colors: blue, purple, green, light pink, silver, and sparkles
  • animals: moose, cats (all types)
  • holidays: Halloween and Christmas
  • seasons: fall and winter
  • yarn - particularly soft or unique yarn
  • fabric - the themes I'm collecting as well floral, polka dots... anything cute, really; or interesting fabrics; not too into fleece
  • sewing notions and supplies
  • all sorts of craft supplies and embellishments
  • decorative papers and cardstock
  • gluesticks and adhesives/tapes/washi
  • cute, fuzzy, or boot socks (not toe-socks)
  • scarves
  • frames
  • jigsaw puzzles
  • color pens
  • books - especially old or classic
  • cat-related items
  • moon/star/rainbow-related items
  • 80s cartoon-related items (Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, and Care Bears)
  • small lotions and chapsticks/lip glosses
  • jewelry - I prefer silver and rose gold (my ears are pierced)
  • nail wraps and embellishments
  • cross stitch kits
  • address labels (we've had such bad luck with color printers!)
  • stickers
  • stationary
  • cocoa
  • teas (I'm new to them but have been trying)
  • dark chocolate


I'm not too picky, not easily offended, and can always send things on to someone else, but these are some things I'm not a fan of:

  • bugs (except for butterflies)
  • sports
  • religious items
  • sour candy/food

Swapping Fun

I've got a some fun toys for cutting out images and embroidery if you'd like to do swaps or trades for cutouts or embroidered items. Maybe you need a name embroidered for something you're sewing or would like a custom vinyl sticker to place on your car's back window? If so hit me up and we'll do a private swap!

I've also got an Amazon Prime account so I love to do swaps with other members through Amazon and save us both some shipping costs.


MailArtbyJac rated for RAK Destash #8 - September on Sep 29, 2021
kizzlets rated for Put autumn on! #2021 on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Hello sweettems-- thank you for your happy mail. To use diecuts and form it into an envelope, I thought that was such a creative idea!
JossieAyame rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 6 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the spooky goodies!
Prpldy rated for Things We Craft Swap on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: So beautiful, and so many more than I expected. I love each and every one often and will find a use for them all. Thank you!
rjdolphin rated for Stickers OK! ATC on May 28, 2018
Comment: great swap. thank you
Sparkleandshine rated for ATC #12: Month of May on May 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you, yes I liked the pink flowers :).
BizzyBusMom rated for ATC#11: Month of April on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: This is the best ATC for me to date!!! So delightful,,,, so cheery, I actually want to go out and garden.... and Im a city girl!! No green thumb!!!!! the placement of the glitter and the 2 demention, fabulous. It made my day. Thank your the goodies you sent and for how profile thought of you made it. Your card was so cute too. I'd give you more 5's and hearts if I could
Comment: Received the four post cards today and will send them all on their journey.
Comment: Thank you for the extras!! <3
me2az50 rated for ATC #10: Month of March on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: Very cute.
turtles27 rated for CPG Shamrock ATCs - Global on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute ATCs!
Prpldy rated for ATC #9: Month of February on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Love the title of your beautiful ATC. Thank you for taking my color dislike (long story there) into consideration. Thank you also for the extra goodies.
Comment: Thanks a lot!
luckycharms rated for Snowflakes ATC on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the snowflake atc and using a couple of my favorite colors! Hopefully we won't get any more snow this year, but it was very pretty on the beach!!!
SLembke rated for ATC #8: Month of January on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: I agree, I like snow to a point as well. ;-) Nice use of a found image.
Comment: LOL I got so wrapped up on the cute kitty stickers and the note pad that you wrote on with the pig and shopping that I forgot all about everything else - and that includes reading the note that you sent LOL. I did get the stamps (inside and out 😀), thank you so much. Your swap was great, you put a huge smile on my face on a day that I really need it. ❤️🧡💛💚💚💜
Response: I'm so glad! You are very welcome <3
laterdayze rated for USA ATC SWAPS*** ATC Penguin on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Hi Anna, thank you for the cute Penguin ATC and the little extras! :)
Comment: Lovely ATC. Thank you :)
SamiE rated for Upcycled from a Christmas card on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the delightful ATC with the cross stitch accent. Thanks for the extra goodies.
AZmom875 rated for Upcycled from a Christmas card on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I do appreciate that you read my profile.

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CurlyTea on May 17, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

kfaye on Dec 26, 2017:

The Wonder Woman mug cozy you made is adorable! My niece loves it! Thank you :)

Evelynswap on Aug 10, 2017:

Hi! Today I am making the Flamingo ATC swap for you :)

Here is a little sneekpeak of what I am making:


Evelynswap on Aug 10, 2017:

Hi! Today I am making the Flamingo ATC swap for you :)

Here is a little sneekpeak of what I am making:


rguldy on Feb 12, 2013:

Pimp my profile Valentine Edition

sissy on Nov 12, 2011:

Hi Anna, I will be sending you the vintage Christmas card swap., I hope you like what I send you. I don't know the sickness you are suffering from but I pray you improve and can get on with living life to the full again. from sissy.

aqmaine on Sep 11, 2011:

sweettems - I tried that link I gave you. It worked for me. I'm not sure what went wrong. I copied and pasted it from the message I sent you. Try this one. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/02/photogalleries/snowflakes/photo2.html

Paige1900 on Sep 11, 2011:

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for joining the N/N Colors of Halloween Swap!

LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I can't seem to get photos to post using image HTML tags. There must be something I'm not picking up on.

Anyhow, we'll try this again, for the Quickie Swap!


LadyGuenevere on Sep 11, 2011:

I notice you're a fan of Enya, who I also quite like, not just for her music and performance style, but general sense of artistry and love of beauty. Here's one of my favourite Enya-related photographs, from "Only Time".

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