Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 9:42 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2009
Last Online: October 19, 2019
Birthday: December 27
Country: United States
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Welcome!! I thank you in advance for reading my profile and getting to know me. Peace and warm regards fellow Swap-Botters.


  • I had a beautiful baby girl, Zora, on May 5, 2017! She is a happy thriving girl with a big smile and lots of black curly hair. Between being a new Mom and work I won't be able to commit to the level of swapping I did before but I am happy to be back and will be participating in some Christmas swaps, as they are my favorite. Thanks so much to everyone who sent packages, messages and love. It is so appreciated!!

  • Important Note: Since my last back surgery has left me wheel chair bound I often send my family members to the post office so please accept my apologies if I am not able to put lots of colorful stamps on the packages, I try to make up for it with the contents inside! :o)

About Me

My name is Erin and I am from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. My father was a commercial fisherman and I miss him dearly every single day. That is where I get my love for the sea and mermaids.

I am in my late 30's. I live with my husband Miller, a handsome guy from the gorgeous country of Jamaica. My mom also lives with us, a wonderful lady who I inherit my love of crafts from. She is a quilter who also loves to crochet. We, most surprisingly and very happily, have a new addition to our family as of May of 2017. Our baby girl, Zora Jean!! :o)

I love to craft, recently I've been making a lot of boho ribbon tassles with different fibers and charms, memory wire bracelets and Upcycled Beaded Chandeliers from old Jello molds, glass beads and charms. And I'm trying to get some Smash Book/Junk Journaling time in. I love beading and paper crafts best of all, but will try anything and enjoy experimenting.

I love writing poetry, memoir and fiction. I majored in Creative Writing in college and writing has always been part of my daily life.

In my free time I am often treasure hunting at local thrift stores, flea markets and antique barns. I enjoy shopping, reading, swimming and cozy quiet time with my family.

I consider myself to be a Bohemian, gypsy type of soul. Colorful things make me happy, as do layered bracelets, big earrings, and nature. I enjoy uplifting quotes and quotes and exercises that inspire creativity and the artistic spirit.

I am in love with all things vintage, re-purposed, and recycled. I greatly desire anything handmade in this style or new things inspired by vintage images and prints.

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read. Alice Hoffman is my ultimate favorite author. I am also enamored with Natalie Goldberg, Jennifer Weiner, Jojo Moyes, Karen White, Sarah Pekkanen, Zora Neale Hurston (My Baby Girl's namesake), Alice Walker, Ann Hood, James Patterson (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas!). I loved Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert, Illumination Night, Blackbird House and Acts of Nature by Alice Hoffman. Somewhere off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood. I liked Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner. The Perfect Happiness by Santa Montefiore was very good. Latest Favorite: Skipping a Beat by Sarah Pekkanen. Very thought provoking, but instilled with humor and a realistic love story.

Favorite Movies & Music

My favorite movies change but some of them include: Anne of Green Gables movies/miniseries with Megan Follows, Little Women with Winona Ryder, Tristan and Isolde, The Holiday, An Officer and a Gentlemen, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, The Family Stone, Steel Magnolias, Tyler Perry Movies, Circle of Friends, Bridget Jones' Diary, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Goonies, Les Miserables, Musicals in General...

I love all kinds of music, anything that inspires me and fuels my creativity. I love chick music, folk, country, soft rock, and some reggae. Some of my favorites are Regina Spektor, Christina Perri, Jewel, Natasha Bedingfield, Adele, Cat Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Simon and Garfunkel, Sanchez, Tanya Stephens, Rihanna, Sasha, Ingrid Michaelson...

Favorite Television

When my husband isn't watching soccer...I enjoy Poldark, Downton Abbey, This is Us, Being Mary Jane, Scandal, Reign, Empire, The Originals, Any and all PBS & BBC miniseries, Junk Gypsies, Flea Market Flip, Storage Wars, American Pickers, House Hunters International.

Favorite Crafts

Another long list :o) Beading, Jewelry making, Upcycled Crafts, Smash Booking/Junk Journaling, Altered Books, Paper crafts in general. I enjoy sewing small things such as ornaments.


Swap-bot is the best! I have been so honored to swap with amazing ladies through the years, many of whom I consider friends. I believe that Swap-Bot should be a fun and drama free zone so don't worry, just do the best you can, enjoy and make good friends.

Please check out my Etsy and Pinterest Links Above to get Further Ideas and Inspiration about my Likes & Style. Thank you!!

I wish I may, I wish I might receive in no particular order...

  • Anything Baby Girl for scrapbooking Baby Zora's journey-washi, papers, vintage ephemera, stickers, etc

  • Ribbon, lace, seam binding--vintage and new for making tassels.

  • Washi, Deco or Craft tape. A true obsession! (Anything Goes!!)

  • Nautical (Mermaid, Anchors, etc.) Rubber Stamps, Papers, Ephemera, Stickers, Washi...

  • Anything Postal Related, Air Mail, Snail Mail, Happy Mail, Ephemera, Rubber Stamps, Washi, Vintage...

  • Absolutely Anything from Cavallini Papers & Co or Paper Chase

  • If you're in the UK or Europe--Instant Smile = Any Stationery Items or Fun Tapes from Hema, Tiger or Paper Chase. :o)

  • If you're on the West Coast I'd love anything from Daiso. Fun packaging, note pads, washi tapes, etc.

  • Anything Fox or Cutesy Woodland!

  • Anything that says "Selfie"

  • Glassine Envelopes, Bags, Cello Bags, And Other cute packaging!!

  • Something from my Etsy faves or Amazon Wishlist. Or something that you can make or have that is similar!! Gently used is always welcome. The link is located at the top of my profile.

  • STICKERS All kinds welcome, except reward ones please. I still have the sticker collection I began in 2nd grade. Love, love, love stickers!!


  • KAWAII !!! Everything Welcome: stationery, deco tape, memos, sticky notes, cellophane baggies, pens etc. (Some faves include Shinzi Katoh, Sugar Bear, Bear Cocoa, Laundry Raccoon, Chocopa, Mochi Panda, Rilakkuma, Fairy Tales, Circus Animals, Lucky Bear, Suama, Cute Food Ones...) But there are many I haven't seen so feel free to surprise me!!

  • I absolutely love handmade items! I love to see what other people are making and to be inspired and have inspiring things around me!

  • Vintage, Re-purposed items, crafts, jewelry, etc.

  • Paper Ephemera--The more vintage (or vintage looking) the better-old handwritten items, labels, cool stuff for collage, mixed media, altering and smash-booking.

  • Paper Doilies! Especially ones in pretty colors and designs!!!

  • A Prayer Flag! or Garland.

  • Adhesive glue runners--all kinds. I go through these like crazy!

  • Unused US Postage Stamps of any value.

  • Anything Jamaica! I am Crazy for the Caribbean! I love anything with a tropical theme or Palm trees.

  • Old Game Pieces, dice, etc. (especially wooden ones)

  • Old Keys, they don't have to be skeleton ones. I love the cool shapes and fancy writing on keys before and around the 70's. I love to use these in making wind chimes.

  • ANCHOR Items--earrings, charms, bracelets, purses, crafty stuff, fabric....anything with Anchors.

  • Anything Seashore, Beach or Cape Cod related, would love old playing cards, maps, stamps, paper, stickers, etc.

  • Jewelry making supplies-- Glass, Crystal, Metal beads, CHARMS, split rings, eye pins, clasps, wire, in any color/tones etc.

  • Gordon Fraser or Schmid vintage items, especially his bear and scottie dog images. These were my favorite stickers as a kid. Reproduced is fine.

  • Woodland Creatures (foxes, owls, raccoon, bears and penguins too). Cutesy and whimsical is wonderful.

  • Unicorns.

  • E6000 glue, crystal glue or lacquer.

  • Rubber Stamps with Snail Mail, Nautical, Vintage, Woodland Creatures, Nature, Distressed, Labels, Postage, Creativity, Dress Forms, Skeleton Key Themes etc. I'd love some Planner stamps. I actually like old wooden stamps, don't mind used ones. New acrylic ones fine too although I find I use them less.

  • Vintage Type Writers--Items inspired by them too.

  • Sun Catchers

  • Crystals (Old or New)

  • Anything Frida Kahlo Inspired, Love images of her and quotes by her.

  • Anything with artists John William Waterhouse's or Alphonse Mucha's art print images.

  • Bohemian, Gypsy Items, themes, colors.

  • Art Deco and Art Nouveau

  • Collage sheets--any pics I could use for card making, journal covers, or in jewelry. Prefer: Mermaids, Vintage, Bathing beauties, Diva gals, etc.

  • A handmade Junk Journal or Smash Book!!

  • Junk Journal and Smash Book Supplies.

  • Inspirational quotes, Quotes on Creativity.

  • A Whimsy Jar.

  • A great new pen.

  • Vintage buttons. (Especially ones with Anchors on them.)

  • Address labels or Swap Cards.

  • Interesting Blank Labels or anything that can be used to address a handmade envelope.

  • Matryoshka Dolls


  • I am a girly girl so I love anything with a little Bling!!

  • I love dangly earrings!!

  • Jewelry, handmade or store bought. I like longer necklaces 24 inches or longer. 8 inch bracelets. 10 to 12 inches in anklets.

  • Curly Girl Designs Stuff.

  • Flavia Weedn Items.

  • Papyrus Stationery, etc.

  • Punch Studio Cards, Stationery, Etc.

  • K & Company Items.

  • Susan Branch Items.

  • Pip Studios Cards, Journals...

  • 1980's version of Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, She-Ra, Get A Long Gang, Snorkels, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Smurfs. (No dolls or figures please, but I would be delighted with images, stickers, old game pieces, journal covers, coloring books, journal covers, folders, school supplies, pencil boxes or lunch boxes.)

  • Vintage Children's Book Illustrations.

  • Stationery & Stickers--Anything & Everything Goes! Disney is fine, Kawaii and Cutesy too in this category. (No reward stickers please.)

  • Postcards with a theme of Mermaids, Bathing Beauties, Vintage ads, Christmas, Valentines Day or Cape Cod, Massachusetts, particularly Provincetown. Vintage ones would be adored.

  • Teddy Bear stationery, stickers and deco tape. Not stuffed ones.

  • Vintage (or Vintage Inspired) Valentines and Valentine paper goods and crafting items. Washi, papers, stickers, etc...

  • Gift cards in any denomination for: Amazon (Love my Kindle Fire), T.J, Maxx, Michael's, A.C. Moore, JoAnn's Fabrics, Barnes and Noble, Staples or Hobby Lobby.

  • Beauty Related Stuff: (If called for in a swap) I like black for eyeliner and mascara. I like the plastic tube eyeliners best. I adore eye shadow cream sticks, the fat ones are best, in pinks, purples, browns, and gold tones. Lip stain, tinted lip balm, lipstick and gloss in berries, mauves, deep pinks and on occasion reds. I love items from Bath and Body Works or similar, especially shower gel and body sprays. I can always use a small purse size nice smelling antibacterial gel or lotion. I tend to like fruity or musky scents, not florals. I don't use nail polish too much but if I do my own nails I like clear or light tints, maybe something for strengthening nails. Hair accessories and earrings are wonderful.

  • Something for my lovely Mum Her name is Debby. She likes 100% cotton fabrics, fat quarters, old wooden thread spools, quilting books, Gees Bend Alabama quilting items or history, 2019 Quilt Calendar, goddess items, chakras, crystals, snowmen, organic and fair trade items, organic individually wrapped teas, chocolate, cotton socks. She likes inspirational items, rainbows, Charlie Brown, a good mystery book and Magnum PI.

  • A special request for my beautiful Nana Olivia. She loves old Harlequin romance paperbacks. The older the better (any from the 1950's, 60s and 70s would be Perfect!) She also loves current knitting magazines. Dragonflies and iris flowers make her smile too. Happy to do a private swap with anyone who has some old Harlequins to trade!

  • The Newest and Biggest Love of My Life, Little Miss Zora, is 1.5 years old (as of Nov. 2018) She wears a 3T. She loves music, If a Mouse Has a Cookie and Caillou. She could use If a Mouse has a Cookie books. She seems to be drawn to the color red.


I LOVE everything about Christmas: The anticipation, putting up the tree, advent calendars, Christmas stockings, decorating the tree, ornaments, memories, food, presents, Christmas carols (Yes, even in July!). My dad loved Christmas and he passed that love down to us. He is my Christmas Angel now. ((Hugs))

Christmas swaps are my favorite of all the wonderful swaps on Swap-Bot! Thank you to the lovely ladies who host these swaps (shout out to the amazing gals of the Advent Lovers Group) and the swappers who help make Christmas morning so special.

  • Profile Surprises!!

  • Anything Baby Girl for scrap-booking Baby Zora's journey-washi, papers, vintage ephemera, stickers, etc

  • Absolutely Anything from Cavallini Papers & Co. I LOVEEEEE the vintage Christmas stuff!!

  • I love anything vintage Christmas (or Vintage inspired)--wrapping paper, labels, cards, etc.

  • Christmas Teddy Bear Rubber Stamps, Figurines, Ornaments, Stockings, Stickers, Cards, Etc.

  • I am doing a December Daily Junk Journal. I would love anything to put in it, vintage Christmas ephemera, Holiday Washi Tape, A Base for a Cover, Christmas Rubber Stamps, Stickers, ideas, inspiration please!!

  • Your handmade creations!

  • Nautical Christmas.

  • Woodland Creatures (foxes, owls, raccoons, bears and penguins too). Cutesy and whimsical is fine.

  • I have a collection of Christmas stockings and would love more, handmade or store bought.

  • Christmas items from your country or region that mean something to you or you think I might like. I love doing international swaps!

  • Of course, I would love anything sent to me based on my profile wishlist above.

  • Pine or Christmas tree scented candles.

  • Charlie Brown, Lucy and Snoopy (Peanuts) Christmas items.

  • For Christmas swaps feel free to include something for my Mom in exchange for one or more of my items. Just mark it: to Mom or Debby and I will gladly add it to her stocking or put it under the tree. She likes 100% cotton fabrics, fat quarters, old wooden thread spools, quilting books or magazines, Gees Bend, Alabama quilting items or history, 2019 Quilt Calendar, Quilting or Sewing magazines, anything Sewing with Nancy, goddess items, chakras, crystals, snowmen, organic and fair trade items, organic teas, cotton socks. She likes inspirational items, rainbows, crystals, mystery books and Charlie Brown. She likes Magnum PI or Tom Selleck anything.

  • Or Something for my Beautiful Nana Olivia-just mark it to Nana. She is an avid knitter and reader. Any books, pamphlets or magazines on knitting. Romance novels of any kind. She also loves iris flowers, dragonflies, Monet's water lilies and chocolate.


This section was inspired by @LittleDonnaGirl I love the idea of celebrating the Swappers who make our lives brighter.

Some of the wonderful ladies who've given me inspiration, super special packages or doses of incredible kindness are:

@waldenpond2 @LittleDonnaGirl @luluvision @ChinaCat @Artistic @adancingflower @lou @skybridgestudios @lexidh @paperfarm @MissWhimsy @samjowers @zoev1975 @livvy @shannonlinde @anicka22 @VioletLove @luckycharms @Laficelle @Created46



lou rated for Our Private Easter Box of Fun on Apr 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you SO MUCH for everything, it was all wonderful and amazing, and perfect for me! You make the holidays complete, it’s really great to swap with you!!
Response: Ditto, my friend! Happy Spring! <3
Comment: Erin, thank you so very much for the lovely mini Valentines Pocket Letter. Oh my gosh, I love every little thing about it...so pretty! Love the crocheted embellishment. Did you make that yourself or purchase it? Really cute! And, such great tuck ins...can’t wait to use them. You are so very generous! The extras are wonderful. Everything is just perfect, from the sweet decorated envelope to the PL and the extras. I would love to give you 100 stars if I could. Great swap...thank you so very much.
Jguilford15 rated for Stickers and a Valentine on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: I LOVEEEE the stickers you sent!! Thank you so much for everything!! :)
georgiafae rated for MJS: Grow My Magpie Stash on Jan 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the great things you sent me-such lovely bags big and small and such a nice variety of items-thanks for growing my stash! Loved the creativity of the envelope-a definite WOW factor!
CANNEKCUL rated for I Love Unicorns - USA on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness! I totally LOVE everything. Thank you so much. ❀️❀️ You totally spoiled me.
AliCrafter rated for Magic Box Destash Swap January on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: That is the most amazing destash box I've ever seen! You have spoiled me beyond anything! Surely this wasn't ALL destash! Ohhhh the washi and washi and washi. I adore the bag you put them in. I love the tags and the ephemera. I love everything! Thank you so much for a better-than-Christmas-stocking!
Response: YAY!! I'm so glad you liked everything! I was so happy to share washi with another washi lover!! Thanks for the great comment and rating! All the best to you and yours--especially that new baby girl!! :o)
Artistic rated for Annual Christmas Swap! on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: What a fun Christmas box. Thank you so much from me and from Mom! Happy New Year to you, Miss Debby and Nana Olivia.
Response: Merry Christmas Felicia. I still haven’t opened the boxes from you: everyone got sick on Christmas Eve, Nana has pneumonia! I’ll get in touch as soon as we get to it. We wish you and Miss Bernice a very Happy New Year!!
lou rated for Our Private Christmas Extravaganza on Dec 23, 2018
Comment: I love our Christmas tradition, always so great to swap with you, it makes my Christmas complete β€” thank you!
Response: Merry Christmas Miss Lou!! I feel the same way, you are such a wonderful friend, I feel blessed to know you. Thanks for the rating! β€οΈπŸŽ„
luluvision rated for A Very Spoiled Christmas 2018 on Dec 21, 2018
Comment: Wooohooo!! 2 very special boxes were at my doorstep today! YAY!! We cannot wait to open them on Christmas morning! Thank you so much Erin!! And thank you USPS for not screwing up!!
Response: Whew!! lol I think this tradition is my longest standing one on the Bot! Big hugs and Christmas love to you, hubby and Sienna!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„β€οΈβ€οΈ
Comment: Arrived yesterday. I'll report back after Tuesday. xoxo I opened the box though...sooooo exciting!!! I LOVE the vintage Christmas goodies so much. =) And now I can tell you how much I LOVE the Frida earrings - so boho chic! Everything was so "me", Erin...the Halloween items, the mermaid plaque and cast iron mermaid and the crafting items. So much fun!!! Thank you for another great Christmas swap ~ xoxo!
Response: Yay!!! I can’t believe it’s three days away!! Insanity! πŸ˜‚Look forward to catching up after the big day, make lots of merry!! xoxo
Comment: Thank you so much. We will be out of town on Christmas so I opened all the gifts you sent. I love them all. Great swap!
Response: I’m so glad you liked everything. Thanks for the rating. Merry Christmas and Safe Travels!
Comment: Yay! Received your swap yesterday and it went right into the stocking! Thank you!! I love all the stickers you sent as well! I can't wait to open it!
Response: Fun to send to you always!! ❀️❀️❀️
Mye rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #99 - Pretty Tape on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much Erin! The envelope was decorated beautifully and the gifts are in a very nice packaging too! ❀❀❀ Thank you for spending time going through my profile and includes some extra stickers and note cards for me too! Merry Christmas 🌲 and Happy New Year to you and your family 😊
Response: Yay!! You got it, I’m so glad. Merry Christmas, thanks for the rating!
zoev1975 rated for TP-Christmas Gift on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Erin! What can I say? A thousand hearts would not be enough! The most enormous box of goodies arrived this morning, and it is absolutely killing me not to open them! I will come back to this at Christmas when it is all opened.
Response: Hooray!! It made my heart so happy to send to you for Christmas! It had been too long since we last swapped. I so hope you enjoy it, hugs and a Merry, Merry Christmas to you!!
luckycharms rated for No Coal for Christmas! 2018 on Dec 11, 2018
Comment: Oh my Gosh!!! Thank you so very much!!! I haven't even opened my presents and I feels as through its Christmas morning!!! The box is so very festive, that I didn't want to open! lol, but of course I had too!, and so glad I did. What a wonderful and festive wrapped goodies and wrapped in Awesome Vintage Red Truck paper!!!, Super fun washi tape, so the next time I send to you, I can make your box a delight to receive!!! I love the holiday spatula, yummy Turtles and Hot Cocoa!!! this girl is in heaven!!... You my friend, truly makes my Christmas extra special!!!...Thank you again and I hope you and your family have a Very Merry Christmas!!!
Response: YAY!!!! I'm so glad it made you happy. I had a lot of fun putting it together, as always!! I hope Santa is good to you, my friend, Merry Christmas!! :o)
Comment: Without even opening the packages yet, I am amazed at your generosity!! They are so woonderfully decorated and thoughtful! Thank you!!!!
Response: I'm glad they arrived safely! Thank you for the rating. I hope you and your girls have a wonderful Christmas and New Year!
Comment: Erin, you went above and beyond. I cant thank you enough for my sweet package...the way you made Everything so festive and cheery. Love my owl bag and all the cool goodies...P.C's were awesome. The wrapped pkg. Goes in my sock till Yule. Happy Holidays and thanks for all of it. It was such a delight to get the package in the mail. Was worth the wait. Hearts, stars and unicorns to you. πŸ’–πŸŽ…βš˜πŸŒ²
Response: YAY!! It made it!! Thank YOU for being so awesome. :o)
Comment: Thank you! I love the greeting card. So cute. Also, everything was packaged so lovely. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„
Response: Glad it reached you safely! Merry Christmas and thank you for the rating!
Comment: Erin I always love receiving gifts from you, they're so festive and Christmassy!!!! I have put them in my Christmas basket and I can't wait to open Christmas morning!!!! Merry Christmas!!!!
Response: I love the sounds of a Christmas basket! Always happy to swap with you Connie!! <3
Comment: Wow, thank you! I am very excited to open them. You also made my mom's day. I wish you could've seen her face lol.

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luckycharms on May 11, 2019:

happy Mothers day

Artistic on Apr 21, 2019:

Happy Easter to you, too, my friend.

CurlyTea on Dec 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Queensmiley2530 on Dec 27, 2018:

Oh my Erin!! You truly made my day with all these amazing profile gift and that wonderful stocking.. Thank You so much & Have a Happy New Years. I love love everything πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

Artistic on Dec 23, 2018:

A wonderfully festive box arrived in Houston! Two days left before it gets opened! :)

isabellasnow on Dec 1, 2018:


Artistic on Nov 14, 2018:

Indeed! Let's do our annual swap!

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

Queensmiley2530 on Mar 28, 2018:

Omg!! Thank you for Feb wishes. It meant a lot to get this I had a lot going on and it make me feel so happy. Sending good vibes for you're recovery.

Swan on Mar 22, 2018:

Thank you for the wonderful wishes for my February Wishlist! I love the washi tapes and other embellishments. The spiral notebook is just perfect as well. It's what I use to keep track of all my swaps and wishlists.

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