Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 10:58 pm


Original Member
Last Online: August 18, 2022
Birthday: May 8
Country: United States

About Me


Had a pretty major health setback last week. So I'm in catch-up mode for everything.

31May22 Update:

Thank you Swap-bot family and friends for the outpouring of love as I celebrated by birthday this month. It was a big one and came with a few big issues that required several physicians visits. I'm on an upward trajectory now and hope to be back in top form in the next six or so weeks.

Please know that your cards, notes and packages mean a lot to me and I cherish each one. The acknowledgments, thank you notes, ratings and profile post notes are taking a little longer than anticipated, but they are coming.

I'll provide another update after I get all caught up.

Thank you for your love and concern.


Updated: 29Dec21

Greetings all! I was past due for a profile update, so here is the slimmed down version for 2022.

I'm artistic and I live in Texas after calling Virginia home for 30+ years. I've been swapping since 2004, and found out about this site on 2.22.07 and have been swapping here since then.

My first name is Felicia.

My favorite colors include blues, golds and purples.

I love flowers (the iris is my favorite), nature (I was a master naturalist in Virginia), books, water (sea, ocean, rain), Asian culture, hearts, tigers and traveling. I write fiction, poetry and essays, I paint (watercolor), do all sorts of papercrafts, and quilt (by hand). I have a thing for handbags and tote bags.

Every November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month. The challenge is to write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. So I'm usually scarce around the site, except in the NaNoWriMo Swapping group.

I'm a voracious reader and love notecards, teapots, stickers, etc. related to books and to tea.

I collect letter openers and blue & white porcelain.

My crafting style is eclectic and artsy simply because I'm willing to try almost anything at least once.

I love to read, travel and listen to music.

Favorite Music

mellow jazz, blues, instrumental, Celtic, gospel, Bossa nova

Favorite Movies

comedies, romantic comedies, and old romantic movies in black and white

Favorite Television

Networks: HGTV, Food Network, MeTV, Antenna TV.

NCIS (love and miss Gibbs!), Snowpiercer, various cable news stations, Chopped, game shows, and late-night TV monologues.

Favorite gone, but not forgotten TV: Pose on FX, Fixer Upper, The Alienist, Monk, Madame Secretary, Boston Legal.

Radio: "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" on NPR.

Favorite Crafts

Bible art journaling, painting, scrapbooking, quilting, assorted other papercrafts, including ATCs, card making and Zentangle.

My Sizzix Big Shot gets a workout. Love dies! And a Hero Arts Compact Cutter just joined the die cutting family at my house.

Because writing is a craft, I'll list it again here. :)

I enjoy receiving ATC, card and/or dotee kits or creating them for people.

I love making, buying and receiving bookmarks. (I usually have about four books going at a time -- a thriller or mystery, a romance, a self-help and an inspirational or faith-based work.)

Wish List/Flat Mail Wishlist

Big Ticket wish list:

  • worldwide eradication of COVID-19 and all of its variants

  • a major, breakout book contract

  • Mont Blanc fountain pen

  • anything Dooney & Bourke

Basic wish list:

  • U.S.presidential campaign buttons! ANY party, any year.

Every four years on the second Tuesday in November, I put on a vest and then ALL of my campaign buttons. Would love any from this election cycle.

  • books about creative writing or writing

  • for Christmas swaps: I like the blue/white Christmas color theme; would LOVE for some items to be for my Mom (see below)

  • gorgeous stationery, preferably letter sets not note cards

  • Gift cards (noted below in Flat wish list area)

  • Screw or clip-on earrings

  • Wrapped and labeled surprises for my Mom (see below)

  • Pin back buttons about writing, tea, humor, political campaigns (any party/any year)

  • NaNoWriMo swag

  • Profile surprises!

  • Scarves

  • ballpoint pens with blue ink preferably fine point. Hearts for Zebra, Tul, or Cross brands

  • Anything from Levenger

  • A copy of the newspaper from your town/city

  • Did I mention profile surprises?!

Flat mail wishlist items for specific swaps:

COUPONS: Dove products (soaps, body wash, etc); Ivory Snow soap; EAS Advantage protein (shakes, bars); Atkins proteins; Premier Proteins.

FLATS: I enjoy bookmarks, articles/essays about fiction writing and the creative process, maps, postcards from/about where you live, inspirational or sassy quotes and stickers (especially stickers related to writing, books, reading or tea.

GIFT CARDS/GIFT CERTIFICATES: These make me happy -- Panera, Google Play, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Target, Amazon, Tea Forte, Michael's Arts & Crafts, Club Scrap, Keepsake Quilting, Scrapbook.com

Hope these lists help. :)

Favorite Books

Mysteries, thrillers, romantic suspense.

Among my favorite authors: Jo Nesbo, Robert B. Parker, Steve Berry, Elizabeth Lowell/Ann Maxwell, James Baldwin, Kay Hooper, Langston Hughes, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick, Paulo Coelho, Ha Jin, Michael Connelly, Brian Freeman, Daniel Silva, Martha Grimes, Jeffrey Deaver, William Kent Krueger.

My mom likes...

Sometimes I join swaps where gifts/items are for my mom.

She like blues and yellows, lace-edged handkerchiefs, Jesus, C-SPAN, politics, activism, non-fiction books about religion, and information or books about natural foods/eating/wellness. Her flower garden in the summer is spectacular and she's an ace at Sudoku puzzles and Boggle-type word games. She collects angels, Nativity sets and loves surprises.

Any items for her should be addressed to or labeled for Miss Bernice. Thanks!


DParker85 rated for CPG: Butterfly Happy Mail - GLOBAL on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: So many pretty butterflies! Thanks so much
ChrisD rated for CT: Christmas Journal Clusters on Aug 16, 2022
Comment: Love the clusters. I appreciate the time you put in these little creations. Much appreciated.
piepie rated for 💌 Happy Mail #25 💌 on Aug 15, 2022
Comment: Thank u so much for the goodies!
JKartstuff rated for YTPC: Bookmarks from Book Pages on Aug 15, 2022
Comment: These bookmarks are gorgeous, and I love the ATC too! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap. I too watched all those shows in reruns after school. Thank you foe the adorable Halloween tags.
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for My Crafty Side #4 ~ USA on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Hi Felicia! Aww, thank you so much for the adorable Halloween cards (heart)! You are so talented...I love them and they really put me in the Halloween spirit! Just a couple months away & I can't wait :-D
PaperPassion rated for AADC Card with 3-D die cut on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Beautiful card,thank you so much.I enjoyed your note also.The mini house is adorable.
Jsereg001 rated for YTPC: Glue Book Page Series: July! on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful page!! I love it!! You always do a wonderful job! ❤️ ❤️
Laurluv23 rated for 💌 Happy Mail #25 💌 on Jul 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail
Lantana149 rated for WIYM: Paper Pocket on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Hi Felicia, Thank you for the beautiful pockets! I especially LOVE the heart shaped one. I had never seen one made that way, I will definitely be making some. I also like the extras, they will certainly be used in my prayer journal. Thank you for the great swap. P.S. I like the stamps on the envelope too. HEARTS, HEARTS and more HEARTS!
JuneRosebud rated for RAKS ~ June on Jul 7, 2022
Comment: Felicia, Wow! Thank you for all the lovely things you sent for the June RAK. I was tickled to receive them. You were very generous!! Thank you bunches!!
MrsCaddy17 rated for Pride ATC Swap !! on Jul 5, 2022
Comment: Wow! Thank you. I love everything. ❤️ I've added the atcs to my scrapbook
HexG rated for Halfway to Christmas! on Jul 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you!! I’ve just got your package and I absolutely love the way you’ve wrapped it! Have a wonderful Fourth of July and happy holidays (∗´ര ̫ ര`∗)
Comment: The glue page you made is absolutely amazing!!! It’s so pretty! I love it so much!! Thanks! ❤️ ❤️ 🌈 🦄
bordercolliemom59 rated for Uplifting Article on Jul 1, 2022
Comment: i love it thank you . Happy swapping .
Comment: What a beautiful swap, Felicia! I love the rosettes you made, I really like the colors, and the lace gives them so much texture. Thank you so much!
Zefaniya rated for GIFT ~ Faith Sister ~ June on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: You have me stumped with the clues, ha! As for the journal prompt..I have been surprised by grace by praying for a baby to get his much needed heart transplant this week!! The grace comes in the form of the doctor who initially refused the baby the heart transplant.
Comment: More lovely goodies!!! Thanks so much, Felcia!! 💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌💌❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: It made me so happy just to see your handwriting on the box!! And so many goodies--it was a super nice and well timed dose of Christmas Cheer!! I have a schedule I have to finish--when I'm done--I'm rewarding myself with one of the tempting little packages. Not usually something I do--but I'm looking forward to it!! Thanks so much for your friendship--thinking of you!! 💟💟💟💟💟💟
JanHardt rated for YTPC: Masterboard Tags on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Felicia, This package is amazing. I love the tags, and so many unique toppers. Thank you for the tag set template - it will certainly come in handy. Love the tuck-ins too. Thank you for a great swap package.

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24Donna on Aug 13, 2022:

Monday mailer week three went out today August 13! Enjoy ❤️

grammypammy on Jul 31, 2022:

Thank you for sending me the Special Delivery Labels for a July Wish in RAKS! Those are cool, I like how big they are and have so much space to write on! Thanks for thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

JuneRosebud on Jul 2, 2022:

Thanks for the birthday card & notebook journal for my June wish of June birthday cards on RAKS ONLY USA. I appreciated it. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well....

circularlogic on Jul 1, 2022:

Have a happy July!

Was a blessing to lift you up in the month of June!

All the best,

purple24 on Jun 29, 2022:

Thank you for the Julie Nutting stamped images. Love them! -- RAKS June WL

tatntole on Jun 27, 2022:

Thank you for the June RAK fussy cut card and the terrific pocket for my junk journal with the card inserts.

bordercolliemom59 on Jun 27, 2022:

hi could you please check your msgs ? I sent you my address for the uplifting article swap thanks .

circularlogic on Jun 24, 2022:

Hope you are having a happy Friday!

24Donna on Jun 16, 2022:

Praying for you❤️

Zefaniya on Jun 16, 2022:

Thank you for the daily bread for June's GIFT faith sister.I've actually heard of Little craft place..it looks like all sorts of fun! I'm crossing my fingers that they will open a Daiso in Denver but my wallet says NO lol For bible journaling I use colored pencils, highlighters, washi & stickers. One day I hope to get more creative with other mediums though.

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