Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 2:14 pm


Date Joined: October 11, 2008
Last Online: January 13, 2017
Birthday: November 28
Country: United States
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About Me


I love earthy or beachy natural items and anything handmade just for me is treasured. My favorite colors are robin's egg blue, dark red, and all greens.

I collect books, (like old books, as opposed to new paperbacks) art dolls, pottery bowls and platters, witches, mermaids, gargoyles, embroidered pillow cases, and coffee cups. And I love candles.

I adore coffee (my favorite legal addictive stimulant) and anything to do with it, but enjoy tea and cocoa also, especially in the fall and winter.

My style is sort of a French Country/shabby chic/retro. I like to use vintage items in my decor AND in my art. My home does not reflect this... it is more boho than anything.

I live in Nashville, TN with my husband, my younger son, daughter-in-law, grandson, (2nd one to arrive in December!) and assorted pets.

***** Sometimes when I complete something, I find a stray cat hair or two, but I examine everything carefully before packing. Please be assured that I do my utmost to ensure your package doesn't include pet hairs as "extras!" I also check my partners' profiles-if a pet allergy is mentioned, I obsessively vacuum the craft area and I store works in progress in air tight containers. ****

This is my wonderful doggie YoYo (2000-2014) and sweet demon kitty Slinky:


Favorite Music, Books, Movies,

Music is the background of my life and there is a song for everything that has ever happened to me. I listen to everything from Appalachian Picking Society to ZZ Top. I usually listen to classic rock, celtic music, and blues. I am not a huge fan of country or contemporary christian music, but other than those, enjoy just about all music.

I am an avid reader! Pride & Prejudice, The Age of Innocence, Alice in Wonderland, Anne of Green Gables, Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys, Wind in the Willows, Little House series (and many classic childrens' lit),Good Omens, Walden, Gift from the Sea, Griffin and Sabine series, anything by Charles De Lint, Edith Wharton, Joanna Trollope, Rosamunde Pilcher, Robin Pilcher, Maeve Binchy, Terry Pratchett, Anita Shreve, and Agatha Christie.... I could go on and on....I love reading!

Some favorite movies: You've Got Mail, Under the Tuscan Sun, The Princess Bride, The Godfather, Die Hard, Finding Nemo, Monsters Inc, Big, Mr. Deeds, Sleepless in Seattle, St. Elmo's Fire, Rocky I & II, Howard's End, Remains of the Day, A Room with a View, The Age of Innocence, Mr and Mrs Bridge, Little Shop of Horrors

I am sure I could name more, but I think that's enough!

Favorite Crafts

Leaving this info, but not looking for crafty swaps at the moment.

  • art journals--I am always up for a tip in swap
  • plushies
  • art dolls/ healing dolls--love private swaps for these
  • quilting

See update at beginning of profile. I've lost my mojo. I am not up for much labor intensive swaps.

crow frog

On my wish list:

  • postcards with a quote, funny saying, or a snippet from your day
  • fabric scraps, all colors, especially fat quarters
  • funky yarns, ribbon, and lace trim.
  • buttons, beads, brads, and little notions
  • pretty napkins and tissue papers for decoupage
  • interesting found objects to incorporate into art dolls and altered books -especially skeleton keys, old shipping tags, old tickets, tiny bottles, and library cards & pockets, junk jewelry
  • old lace and doilies
  • recipes on 4x6 cards decorated by you
  • 4x6 tip in art journal pages
  • small ornaments made by you-all holidays
  • milagros
  • watercolor markers
  • purse frames (examples on my etsy fave link)
  • heart ornies you have made or decorated that I can hang on my inspiration tree.
  • witch art dolls
  • vintage and vintage style Halloween decorations
  • blog and pinterest board recommendations
  • author and book recommendations
  • earrings-stud or drop

pagan related wishlist:

  • 4x6 BOS pages made by you, especially relating to herbs and other kitchen witch needs
  • small candles
  • unique little offering dishes
  • small god & goddess dolls made by you
  • my totem/muse is the moose


Themes I enjoy

  • Shabby chic French
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Coffee/coffee shops
  • Bohemia
  • Green Man/nature dieties
  • Spirals/Labyrinths
  • French potager, English gardens
  • Goddess
  • Day of the Dead
  • Gnomes
  • Trees
  • hearts, hearts, hearts--I love them!
  • Edwardian
  • WWII-50's kitsch
  • cute birds
  • Peace signs-my husband is an old hippie....
  • Mushrooms (to go with the gnomes!)
  • old cemeteries
  • Moose
  • dragonflies
  • The letter Q

......side rant. Hobby Lobby has all these awesome letters in all sorts of fonts and I would like a wall of Qs. Are there any Qs in all the awesomeness? No, there is not. Pbbbtttttt to Hobby Lobby.
* Gargoyles/Grotesques
* Witches * Vintage Halloween
* tulips
* Scotland
* Southern Gothic


Things I'm not so crazy about

  • bright neon colors (except as accents)
  • kawaii, disney, other children's thingies
  • clowns
  • emo
  • soduku puzzles
  • pencils (I have lots already)
  • bracelets-I don't wear them because I break them
  • tea or candy unless I join a swap specifically for them
  • fun erasers (artist erasers always appreciated)
  • bath thingies (we only have a shower)
  • "food" smells except for coconut and lemon
  • christian items (except for Christmas cards)
  • anything Twilight related. Seriously. Loathe the whole idea, not to mention the bad writing....

Not a fan of this trend of posting your woes in the PFs looking for RAKs. How about sharing some good news?

Also do not care for the phrase: "Need an angel." You do not need a swap. I angel quite a bit, I just don't advertise it. But I never angel for someone who "needs" an angel. Needs are food, shelter, clothing. You swap at your own risk. I've been flaked on and it bites. I've also gotten many disappointing swaps. But I know that I take a risk when I swap. And no one is responsible but myself.

My very first Swap-bot swap!!

Tomorrow I have to.....

sent to @SABR October 2008


10/26-I have been on a break for a couple of years. I am looking forward to joining some card swaps, easy and quick, just to add some brightness to my life.


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choke rated for CPG Holiday 2016 Card Swap - US only on Dec 10, 2016
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Babsmomof5 rated for CPG Holiday Cards - Global on Dec 5, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the fun snowman card and extra stickers!
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Comment: thank you so much. merry christmas
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Comment: Thank you and Merry Christmas
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Comment: Cute card! Happy Holidays : )
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OrigamiGrace on Jan 3, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!


lloydp on Nov 26, 2016:

Happy Birthday Angie


OrigamiGrace on Nov 23, 2016:

Happy Thanksgiving - CPG Profile Bling!




paperfilia on Nov 19, 2016:


A Happy Thanksgiving!

littlerobyne on Nov 9, 2016:

Halloween Bling

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Halloween Bling

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starrycat on Oct 30, 2016:

CPG: Halloween Profile Bling Eswap-Global from Starrycat

Happy Halloween!

Paige1900 on May 15, 2014:

Hello...just dropping by to check on you and tell you I was thinking about you.

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