Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 6:55 am


Date Joined: January 12, 2012
Last Online: February 11, 2020
Birthday: August 4, 1958
Country: United States

About Me


My one 1 rating was due to the fact that I had terrible food poisoning and was deathly ill for over a week. I let my partner know the swap was mailed a day or two late. She rated me 3 when she received it because - as she said - it was a couple days late. A couple weeks later, she went back in and changed the rating to a 1 saying she never received the swap.

The moderator of the swap was aware of all this and had seen the original 3 rating but couldn't get her to change the 1 back to a 3.

I'm a wife of over 30 years, married to a wonderful man who owns his own upholstery shop. A native Texan, I was dragged kicking and screaming to northern Indiana as a child where I was kept prisoner until I escaped to East TN (near Knoxville) in 1985. Thank the Lord for the South!

Have one grown son who is married, but no grandchildren. I've fostered 16 children. Was a pastor for 10 years. Now I spend my time taking care of hubby and playing with crafts - especially paper and yarn.

I'm very conservative, but I LOVE to laugh and have fun! Like to play games like Yahtzee, White Elephant Bingo (my FAVORITE), Rummikub, Canasta, BuzzWord, Scrabble and more. My tastes are fairly traditional but eclectic. I love, love, love almost anything vintage or retro!

I am adding/adapting my profile so please check back before sending new swaps.

PLEASE check with me if you don't get a swap from me! I live in a relatively small town and do have both USPS problems and email problems at times but will definitely resend anything I owe you to be sure you receive it! I will also angel or help you find an angel if you're flaked on in ANY swap I host. Just contact me if there's a problem of any kind.

Favorite Crafts

I'm a Cricut, Sizzix and embossing addict and LOVE paper and paper crafts. I haven't done any zines yet, but love the idea! They sound amazing! I also like to crochet and read, but card making, scrapbooking, "Cricutting" and paper crafting are my faves! I have a TON of paper, a gazillion stickers, a barrel full of ribbon and a bunch of stamps though I'm not very good at stamping.

I'm always open to swapping paper, ribbon, Cricut or Sizzix cuts or stickers!

I'm a fan of ATCs, too, and love making and swapping them! I'm not as "artistic" as some, but I enjoy them and do try to make them look good. If you're interested in trading, let me know.

I have 100s of ATCs that were given to me by someone getting rid of all her cards. If you'd like to trade for some, please contact me!

Favorite Books

I am an avid reader. I think I would wither away if I couldn't read. I like a variety of books, especially old books, old cookbooks, Christian suspense and old-time whodunits.

Agatha Christie is my all-time favorite author, but I love and have read all of Dee Henderson's books, as well as Irene Hannon, Brandilyn Collins, Mary Higgins Clark and similar authors. Also like to read Mrs. Pollifax books and am always on the lookout for new authors who don't go in for a lot of foul language or sex.

DON'T like anything with sex, gore, supernatural, witchy or Halloween themes.

Favorite Movies

Almost anything black & white though I'm not too keen on war stories. LOVE old mysteries, musicals, comedies. I love the old actors like William Powell, Cary Grant, David Niven, Ginger Rogers and the list could go on. Some of my favorites are Fiddler on the Roof, Newsies, any of the Thin Man movies, comedy westerns like Texas Across the River or the Sheepman. I also love any with Tim Conway and Don Knotts, as well as Sabrina (old and newer versions),

Favorite Television

About the only "modern" shows I watch are cop shows - NCIS, NCIS: New Orleans, NCIS: Los Angeles, Blue Bloods and Hawaii Five-O. I also watch the true crime shows like Forensic Files and Southern Justice. As in everything else, I like retro TV but not the shows I've seen a trillion times. I LOVE Hee Haw! (Yeah, it's corny, but it's so much fun!) My tastes vary as you can see.

Favorite Music

My music tastes vary like everything else, but my favorite style is '70s. Brandy is the best song EVER... also love Bob Seger, Al Green, Joan Baez, Crosby Stills & Nash and many, many more. I'm picky about the lyrics and won't listen to crude, sacriligious or "trashy" lyrics but I love that '70s folk and light rock sound even in the Christian music I listen to. I especially like ballads with good words and an uplifting message.

Miscellaneous Likes

• Antique or skeleton keys
• Antique glassware
• Almost anything old-fashioned, vintage or retro
• Beaded ornaments and embellishments
• Beadwork
• Bells (I collect them)
• Bishops (as in monks - cartoons, graphics, drawings, cards, figurines, etc.)
• Black and pink together
• Black and red together
• Black silhouette cut-outs or die-cuts
• Buttons!! Especially vintage
• Card making supplies
• Cardinals
• Christian mysteries (if you plan to send a book rather than pages, please ask first - I probably have over 2,000 books!)
• Cinnamon scent
• Crocheted items made with #10 thread
• Deer (my maiden name was Deere)
• Depression glass
• Die cuts
• Ephemera (vintage or Victorian, no Halloween, gory or "dark-themed")
• Frilly handmade ornaments
• Green and white together (especially ivy pattern)
• Hippos
• Horses
• Lace
• Lilacs - My favorite flower!
• Most anything Christian (I love Jesus more than anything!)
• Old recipes and cookbooks
• Old photos
• Pale yellow
• Paper and cardstock
• Patchwork
• Police memorabilia (my dad was a cop)
• Post-it notes (3 x 3 designed)
• Shoes!
• Teal and white together
• Unusual embellishments
• Victorian fans
• Vintage homemaking books and household hints
• Watkins Cookbooks, tins or bottles

Don't Like

• Halloween decor
• Gothic
• Harry Potter
• Witches or goblins
• Anything "devilish" or satanic
• Rude people
• Very much purple - some is okay
• Rap music
• Hip Hop
• Opera
• Too many dark colors
• Suggestive photos or comments
• Gore
• Tattoos, temporary or permanent

NOTE: I'm diabetic, so keep that in mind if you send any kind of food, please. And did I mention that I don't like anything with sex, gore, supernatural, wtiches or Halloween themes? :o)


meeltje57 rated for Private Swap topshelf43/meeltje 57 on Aug 20, 2016
Comment: WOOOOW, what a wonderful, wonderful surprise. You picked just the most beautiful ATC´s for me and so many. I cannot believe it. I don´t know how to express my happiness and gratitude. This was one of the most wonderful swaps ever. Thank you very 💙💜💛❤💚
SuZignomeMoM rated for MAE Butterflies on Jul 21, 2016
Comment: ♥ Thank you so very much for the fantastic four. I really like the flaps. It makes them so elegant. The matching cards just make it a complete set. Thanks again.
Comment: Beautiful butterflies! Thank you!
tam2016 rated for Newbie Friendly Send 3---Round 4 on Jul 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap! I loved everything you sent and the recipes look delicious and I can't wait to give them a try.
Comment: LOVE the ATCs.. thanks for swapping!
notme78 rated for QUICK Book Pages Swap #90 on Jul 19, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the book pages.
urocyonfox rated for ATC - Free Themed #129 (USA) on Jul 18, 2016
Comment: WHat a cool atc thank you so much
Comment: Thanks for the butterflies!
3trysandimout rated for QUICK ATC swap #224 on Jul 15, 2016
Comment: Love 'em. Thanks
HeidiJean rated for One Deco Book - April on Apr 17, 2015
resourcepit rated for Let's Move Some Decos - March on Mar 28, 2015
Comment: Thanks for all the decos! Can't wait to work in all of them.
mariasalas91 rated for Sticker Bag Swap-USA on Mar 25, 2015
Comment: I am giving you a one because I never got it
Response: I was deathly ill and let you know it was going to be late. You then rated me a 3 and said it was a couple days late. That was AGES ago. NOW you give me a 1??
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: ❤❤❤Loved my stickers! Thank you so much!❤❤❤
sammieianime rated for Bag it up! Feb 2015-USA on Mar 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much. I will pass these little fellers a long.
vontakk rated for 50 Stickers (USA) Newbie Friendly on Mar 8, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for the stickers! Loved the variety!! <3
Allegrae rated for HUGE ATC SWAP #18 -- USA Only on Mar 3, 2015
Comment: Thank you.
JennaZ rated for Sticker Scavenger Hunt on Mar 2, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the decos. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope full of sticker assortment. :)
Response: Glad you like them!

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CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 6, 2016:


From CPG!

spotteddogs on Aug 23, 2016:

Thank you so much for all of the great red die cuts and punchies for the Rainbow Tag - USA! I will be using those shortly!

deviousdomi on Aug 22, 2016:

Thank you for the 4 ATCs from the 5,4,3,2,1 Tag! :D

OrigamiGrace on Aug 15, 2016:

LOLz, perfect timing, I just rec'd your envie of stickers today! Thank you! Swap Tag US Rated swappers.

OrigamiGrace on Aug 15, 2016:

Did you get the chance to mail this tag from July 28th? Thks!

slamophile on Aug 6, 2016:

Hope you had a wonderful day.

TereDiane1954 on Aug 4, 2016:

Good morning, Darlene! I hope your special day is filled with blessings. Happy birthday♥

RyeRye on Aug 4, 2016:



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