Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 6:47 am


Date Joined: January 6, 2010
Last Online: September 23, 2023
Birthday: December 20
Country: United States
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About Me

  • Perfumey smells and cigarette smells make me gag - please, if there is a smoker in your home, add a dryer sheet to swaps you send me.

I always send my swaps. A lot of the time I mail them right on the day they have to be mailed cause I like to think about them for a few days, and it usually takes me another few days to search thru my craft and art boxes to find the perfect embellishments! So, if you haven't received a swap within a reasonable time, please, please send me a message!!

I have to add, no matter how great your artwork is, if there isn't a note with it, I'm always a little disappointed. It doesn't take that much time to add a short note and it really does make the swap more meaningful.

My husband and I live in Oregon, USA. We have a daughter and a son, both of whom are in college. I enjoy visits to the local book or craft stores, daily lunch out with my husband (except if it's rainy or windy) and having one of my sisters nearby to go antiquing and to movies with me.

Favorite Crafts

I blame my grandmother for my addiction to crafts. Who would have thought that some of the very things we used to laugh about that our grandmother had made us, we would now be making ourselves. She was altering boxes and books before the rest of us knew what altering was.

I started with sewing and cross stitching in high school and college then bought myself a band saw to cut out wood crafts. Now I like to alter things - books, boxes, dolls, pictures. Can't seem to buy anything without thinking how to alter it. Most of my altered art works have little skulls lurking around.

Right now I'm working on several collages using l" and 2" squares and ATC's. I like to make a few cards for each holiday to send to my sisters and relatives.

Favorite Music

My radio is always on, tuned to the Oldies channel. But I also sometimes like to listen to songs my kids recommend. Right now I have Sounds of Silence by Disturbed on repeat.

Favorite Books

My favorite authors include Jane Austin, Georgette Heyer (my user name comes from one of her books), Robert Jordan, Tamora Pierce, Lois McMaster Bujold, C.J. Box, Nevada Barr, and Alexander McCall Smith. I like mysteries, SciFi, fantasy, and fiction that have strong, funny women in the stories.

Favorite Television

My favorite TV shows also have strong women actors including "NCIS", "The Mentalist", "The Closer" and "Major Crimes," "Castle", "Leverage", and "Justified". I really miss "In Plain Sight" - why do the best shows get cancelled so early?!

Recently, I've been watching random anime episodes my son likes to show me, a lot of 9-1-1 on Fox with my daughter, and Whose Line Is It, Jeopardy or British murder mysteries with my husband.



  • Little rusty things

    • Vintage things

    • Used postage stamps

    • Little Red Riding Hood

    • Crows, ravens, owls

    • Halloweeny things including skulls, skeletons, trolls, dia de los muertos art, and zombies

    • Steampunk

    • Scrapbooking things

    • Things to use for altering

    • Collage items

    • Primitive dolls and artwork

    -Warm shades of red, orange, brown, yellow

    -Blues, lavender, and greens together

    -State capitol postcards

    -Owl, raven and other bird postcards


-Foam stickers, stickers for children

-Large fake stick-on jewels



24Donna rated for BL ~ Envie of Butterfly Happy Mail on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: Oh! My! What a wonderful envelope in my mail today! I hated to open it, so pretty! Then all the butterflies ๐Ÿฆ‹ to fly out of it! I love how you packaged them in the cute little folder! I will definitely enjoy and use each oneโค๏ธthank you and God bless you
Comment: Your clusters are beautiful and I 100% agree with you, making them is such a creative outlet. Thanks for sharing with me and I'm excited to use them in my projects and journal. Love how you coordinated the notecard and envelope to match!!๐Ÿ’Œ๐Ÿ’Œ xxMuggleMom
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards! I appreciate all of them especially the Oregon ones. I lived in Oregon for 12 years (Corvallis and Beaverton), but don't have very many postcards from there. Its because I kept mailing them to people in other states.
Comment: The postcard, notecard and envelope you made are AMAZING! Blackbird by the Beatles is my jam. I love, love , love all of it! Thank you โ˜บ๏ธ
Response: Fun swap, glad you like my card!
tigermousecat rated for Cougar or Lynx on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Lynx! Yes, I have seen both cougar and a lynx close up many years ago.
Response: Thank you for rating
roosje rated for YTPC: Autumn Snippet Strips on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much, I love your snippet strips! I love fall and this was a great swap.
Response: This was a great swap - love making and receiving snippets! Thanks for the heart!
ginny19590 rated for USATC: Free Theme ATC Swap July on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you......=)
Karmi53 rated for Oh Its Cold on Sep 2, 2023
Comment: Great job on this beautiful winter page. Love the older lady in her winter coat and hat. And the great looking background it's perfect. Thank you very much
Response: Glad you like it! I think I am the old lady in a winter coat!!!
wincejl rated for USAPC: Ink Box Card #5: Bees! on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous ink box card! I love the greeting card you made as well! Both are stunning!
Sylvia4647 rated for JJJ: Floating Book Page Pocket! on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the book page pockets. Another way to fold paper! I like your choice of papers. Very much my cup of tea!
evanselli rated for YTPC: EZ Double Pocket Folder on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely folder, I love the color of paper you used and i always love butterflies ๐Ÿ˜Šโค๏ธ
Comment: Thank you for the fox ink box card and the extras
Response: Thank you for the heart!
dmarie rated for USAPC: 6x6 pocket journal on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: โ™ฅโ™ฅโ™ฅ I love the journal! ... the paper is gorgeous and since I am currently pet sitting very appropriate!!
Response: These pockets are fun to make! Have fun pet sitting!!
CMBOND rated for USATC: Free Theme September on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Nancy, this is an absolutely beautiful ATC with great meaning. Thank you so very much!
Response: I'm glad you like it!! Thank you for the heart!!
DecemberWishes rated for Collage Only - Fussy Cutting on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: I feel so spoiled! Thank you so much for all the images! I already know where the sea turtle is going! :) PS - Loved the colorful card and envelope!
rkassman rated for MAE - using three different on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the 3 gorgeous envies! I like both styles and the lady-paper one is truly delightful!
Comment: Nancy, thank you for the amazing folder. The paper is gorgeous! You did a lovely job with the extras and the owl photo...perfection. I wish I could give you more than one heart.
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful envelopes AND matching notecards! Very thoughtful of you. Love the three different styles-thanks for sharing! Take care!
Lobo816 rated for CPG ~ ATC of the Month ~ AUG on Aug 17, 2023
Comment: Nancy-I love your ATCโ€™s and especially love the story that goes along with them!!! What a great childhood memory!! I love sunflowers too and have been seeing them growing wild lately. A smaller version of them. Iโ€™ve been tempted to stop & cut a few!! I used to sell lemonade as a child too!! Thanks for a great swap.
Nehalennia rated for Oh Deer on Aug 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful journal page and extras. I love what you've created <3

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Artistic on Jun 11, 2023:

Thank you so very much for the sweet RAK! That's was so kind of you. I'm going to use that pretty blue/yellow note card for an ATC or something. :) Thanks again for the kindness.

Artistic on May 17, 2023:

Hi there! So glad you liked the "no-fuss" journal! I wondered if you'd like that washi. I got it a couple of weeks ago as part of a swag bag of goodies from a planner event in Houston. I had to open it to send a sample to you. Since you like it, the rest of the roll is yours! I'll drop it in the mail to you this week. A well-placed hinge can fix many a crafty "oopsies". LOL!!

simcoe54 on Dec 20, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

2Hearts on Aug 18, 2022:

I loved your ATCs and the note you wrote for CPG-ATC of the month - Aug 22! I also went to a small carnival in my little town where I grew up - Anamosa, Iowa. Your note and ATC brought back wonderful memories! We have a lot in common - including our names! Nancy

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IDreamOfAfrica on Apr 8, 2020:


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lemooon on Nov 30, 2019:

Wishing you all the best!


JuneRosebud on Nov 1, 2019:

Thank u 4 joining my swap through WIYM: Ho To The Third Mini Pocket Letter=)

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