Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2022 11:05 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2017
Last Online: December 31, 2020
Birthday: February 12
Country: United States
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About Me

I am taking a short break from swapping to focus on some "real life" stuff, but I am still checking my messages. So feel free to stop in and say hi during my break!

If you do not receive something from me, please let me know! I always send, but I have had a few things get lost in the mail. I no longer mail from home because of this. I will resend if you have not received my end of the swap.

I always rate the day I receive your swap. If I have not rated, it has not been received. I will always contact you before leaving anything other than a 5. Things happen, and I am extremely flexible. Please give me the same consideration if you do not receive my end of a swap.

I love swapping! I sign up for lots of swaps, mainly postcard and ATC, but also a few penpal or notecard swaps. Don't worry, just because my "current swaps" list is long, does not mean I'm a problematic swapper. I've seen some hosts say that they will remove anyone with over 15 current swaps. A lot of times I have that many, but I am active and a responsible swapper. I like to sit down and work on a bunch of swaps in an afternoon, and mail them all at once. If I have signed up for your swap, I am good for it!

I have met so many kind, creative people. I have also learned so many techniques from other makers. Swapping gives me a reason to create, and I am so very grateful for swap-bot.

ABOUT ME: I'm a homeschool mom and fiber artist who lives in Independence, MO with my family. Independence is a suburb of Kansas City. We love being a full-time family and learning together. Our homeschool adventure has been one of the best decisions we have made as a family.

I enjoy crochet, ATC's, collage, mixed media, gardening, herbs, jam making, embroidery, crochet and knitting, and homemaking.

We are a very creative family. Most nights you will find us around the table working on a project together. Lately it has been Diamond Painting. Have you tried it? So much fun!

We just bought bicycles, and mine is a beautiful, retro looking cruiser with a basket! I have big plans for long rides and picnics.

We have chickens, and I love all things chicken and farm related. I am a farmer's market enthusiast (is that a thing? well, it is now!).We have many good farmers markets here in the Kansas City Metro. I try to grow some of my own food, and I have fruit trees and berry bushes. I am a canner and jam maker. I love gardening! It's like magic to me. You plant a tiny little seed, give it some love, and you get flowers and food!

We have 3 dachshunds, and love love love them! We also have a naughty little old Morkie (maltese and yorkie mix). She is an "honorary dachshund". The dachshunds have incorporated her into their little pack.

I love bright colors! I really like all things paper (journals, office supplies, art supplies, etc.)

I'm always looking for new friends and pen pals. Can't think of anything to write to me about? Tell me about your day, about your kitchen, about your pets. Send me your favorite recipe. Tell me about the last thing crafty you made. Let's talk about your pets, your kids, your husbands. I love connection and community. That is what draws me to this website.

I adore tea!


Our house is decorated in colorful handmade and vintage.

I am especially interested in making friends with other artists, crocheters, and bloggers.

If you are a homeschool family, let's be friends!

My blog can be found at: www.atthesmithhouse.com - I'm not the most regular blogger. I am working on that.

On Instagram, I am atthesmithhousestephanie

I always rate, and I try to rate in a timely manner. I like to sit at my desk with a cup of tea, and open my "correspondence" with my fancy beaded handmade letter opener. I pretend I am receiving mail from a good friend from far away. It's one of my favorite parts of my day! I rate right away.


mulberry paper scraps,

handmade paper scraps,


scraps of yarn (seriously! I can use anything over 9" or so. Love yarn scraps. Save them for me, please? I incorporate them into what I call "community blankets".),

anything Mary Engelbreit,


vintage ephemera, or anything I can use in collage,

cool socks,

music from around the world, ATCs (artist trading cards),

stationery - cards - etc.,

mixed media art supplies,

glass beads,

anything artsy,

bees, on everything, queen bee stuff is a favorite,

turquoise (the color),


decorative drink stirrers,

tea spoons,

tea (especially herbal or fruity flavored),

blank journals,



postcards from your town or state,

military stuff, especially Navy.

vintage truck images,

vintage bicycle with basket images,

foreign currency and coins (for my 8 year old daughter)

postage stamps (used are good, too!)

rubber stamps




kid and reward stickers


complainers and nitpickers

all forms of bullying


mean spirited snark

I prefer bright and bold colors to neutrals

Favorite Music

classic rock

country - both classic and new

Spanish guitar

Bluegrass Jazz

pretty much anything from the 60s to the 90s and everything in between

Favorite Books

I collect cookbooks, mainly healthy cooking and vegetarian

craft books

books on positive living, meditating, manifesting, and other spirituality topics

home decorating books

trashy novels, on occasion :)

Favorite Movies

Under the Tuscan Sun


The Truman Show

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

The Little Mermaid

most Rom-Coms (romantic comedies)

Cheesy old horror movies, like The Birds

Favorite Television

My husband and I love all the silly dating shows, like The Bachelor.

We are also fans of Big Brother

We watch a lot of Nat Geo

Mysteries at the Museum

all of Josh Gates' various shows


The Golden Girls

The Good Place

We are big Kansas City Chiefs fans, so Fall and Winter Sunday afternoons are usually spent watching football

Favorite Crafts




all things paper


diamond painting

I love scrap yarn! Please send me all of your usable yarn scraps over 9 inches or so.


matt319 rated for Quick PC Swap #6 on Dec 27, 2019
Kraftylady777 rated for Coloring Collab 2019 #8 on Dec 3, 2019
LadyJo rated for TSCL: Chicken Themed on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the resend of this swap! The necklace set is adorable! Thank you!
Comment: Sorry you had to resend. Thank you and for the extras.
THEpossum rated for Granny Square Swap #3 on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: worth the wait!! i love the colors in this square and im really really excited to try the kit!!
suepier rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #5 on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower postcard and the art postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing your list with me.
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. :-) I love butterflies!!
CheyanneB rated for Granny Square Swap #3 on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thank You!! And sorry for the delay in rating!!
LoveThis rated for Postcards - Focus On: Women #3 on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: thankyou very much for the grate card :)
dustcollector rated for Postcards - Focus On: Women #3 on Sep 28, 2019
Comment: Great card! Thanks.
Comment: Thanks much for the beautiful post card 😊 Great to hear you have a good friend in India.
Comment: Love the ATC! Thank you.
sherig47 rated for PC Swap: Easy Peasy on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: I like the flowers and grasses. Pretty card thank you.
tristitia rated for Put botanical on! on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: pretty assortment of flowery goodies - thank you!
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #45 (USA) on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Beautiful ATC! I'll be responding to your letter soon! Thank you tons! :)
jamicam rated for EP ~ Handmade Flower Envies ~ USA on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the sweet, flowery envelopes!
BetsyPreston rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh, if you have a fabric postcard from me that was a LONG time ago! Thanks for the Orangette- it sounds delicious. I always tell people that my husband and I like the same soda as 6 year olds: root beer, orange, grape, and strawberry. Have you ever had Faygo's Red Pop? One of my all-time favorites!
Conniegirl rated for Trash to Treasure Bookmark Swap on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Beautiful bookmark and card, thank you!

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YooperHill on Sep 11, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, Yo! Yes, I do like the bookmark! Thank you for playing!

donetta on Jul 5, 2019:

Stephanie! I received your gorgeous mixed media flower ATC, and it's stunning...it looks a bit like stained glass! And I'm carrying that thought with me...luck IS a state of mind, and I"m reminded of that when I begin swapping with someone new (to me). This morning I'm at my craft table, for which I feel very lucky indeed. I hope to swap with you again soon!

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


ladydy5 on Jun 15, 2019:

Welcome to our group make an Envelope Great bunch of people in it

stiffneck78 on May 2, 2019:

Profile check!

yvonne401 on Dec 16, 2018:

Welcome to Hell's Grannies! It's great to have you here!



OGIMAQTpie on May 18, 2017:

Hi! I'm excited I was partnered with you in the June Tea Swap! I am a former Missourian, I used to live in Fenton (went to HS in Eureka, where Six Flags is) :D

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