Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2023 4:08 pm


Date Joined: June 7, 2007
Last Online: November 30, 2023
Birthday: May 28
Country: United States
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About Me

๐Ÿ’™ January 2023- My focus word for this year is "FUTURE" an expectation of advancement or progressive development

I'm a country girl stuck in the city!


๐Ÿ’™Updated November 2023 I love glittery Christmas cards!

๐Ÿ’™ July 2023, my first color gluebook! It's an altered composition book with 10 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, pink, white and rainbow. I love it so much I altered another one with less pages for genuine vintage only. My 11 vintage colors/theme are red, orange, yellow, vintage olive green, powder blue, purple/lavender, black, pink, white, mixed vintage color and Christmas. (was Mom's favorite holiday)

๐Ÿ’™ February 2022- Update December 2022, my collection of USA map postcards is complete! Thank you to everybody who contributed to making this happen and a big thank you to @Highlander18 who sent me so many! โค๏ธ I appreciate you one and all!! AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IN, IL, KY, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NC, ND, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WY, WV,

Other postcards: written from you about where you travel or live, animals, animals, animals, anything from my ABCs of Me.
I collect any postcards of my home state of Oregon. Vintage would be so fun! (Oregon new or used)

๐Ÿ’™ I enjoy my art and junk books/journaling. I work in small journals, 6"x8" Dyllusions art journal (got a great deal on these when I attended art journal classes locally a few years ago) and travelers notebook size. I write in my journals, add photos of my photography and family. I enjoy genuine vintage ephemera especially colorful; bright or pastel. I enjoy artsy, mixed mediums in art journaling; gelli prints, paint, watercolor, inks, rubber stamps, hand drawing, collage, fussy cuts..so much fun! Best way to describe my style is "eclectic" from cute to vintage, zetti to whimsy weird/cute, colorful.


๐Ÿ’™ We have one cat who has our hearts. Our beautiful Yuki Maru. In Japanese it means snowball thus her white fluffy coat. It suits her. Our little 'sack 'o sugar" At her first health check years ago the vet told her that. It's true, she's the little princess in our home. She is 19 years old. We lost her sister Oni in March 2019. Our hearts are broken. RIP little one. โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ’™ We enjoy many other activities as you can read the ABCs of me. My husband has been 3D printing items. In 2019 he bought his first printer from Craigslist. We've had more fun with this new age machine! Lol And making fun gifts for family, friends, and swap-bot pals. Hubby and me use to travel but we are slowing down and focusing on retirement in the next 2-4 years. We're both looking forward to growing a vegetable garden again. Gardens don't do well where we are now, too many evergreens surrounding us.

๐Ÿ’™ I really appreciate a note or letter from my pals here. It's always enjoyable reading what everybody is doing, your thoughts, how you made your art, your travels. Thank you for sharing a bit of your life with me! โค๏ธ

Happy 2022 everybody! It didn't start off that great and it finally happened. I tested positive for Covid19. Lucky for me I am fully vaccinated and boosted. Feeling much better now and happy to say the only thing lasting is fatigue. Hubby had no symptoms. ๐Ÿคž Change so much change the last two years...

"There is always light, if only we are brave enough to see it. If only we are brave enough to be it." ~Amanda Gorman National Youth Poet Laureate #InauguralDay 2021

January 1st 2021!! So thankful for a New Year! I started my new year off right by calling and talking with my two young Granddaughters at midnight. Lol So cuute! โค๏ธ It took awhile but I finally came up with my word for the this year and it's....LIGHT After the darkness of 2020 the world needs some light and a glimmer of hope as we head into 2021.

Today is September 18th 2020...."Oregon my beautiful Oregon do what you do best...RAIN" It's raining in northern Oregon!! My family and friends are safe! My son in Southern Oregon called early this morning to happily report he can see down the street and clouds (not smoke) in the sky. For the first time in over a week we have windows and doors open. A great day to be thankful!! โค๏ธ

Update: September 14th 2020.... A lot of you have been asking how I'm doing here in Portland Oregon. Thank you for asking. ๐Ÿ’› We are doing okay. We live near the WA state border and are away from the downtown area where most of the riots and demonstrations are happening. The wildfires have affected our family and friends in evacuations, all levels in Southern Oregon (our hometown is there, our hearts are broken ๐Ÿ’”) and my oldest Sister living 40 minutes south of us. Two friends lost their homes in Southern and still waiting to hear about some if their homes will be saved. We are in no immediate danger. Except the air quality is awful in most of Oregon.

It's time to update my profile....Goodness, way overdue! Today is July 8th 2020. My hubby is going into week 17 of working at home. He's an IT professional. Lots going on and all we can do is be hopeful and live each day trying not to dwell on everything happening in our world. We are very blessed and for that we are grateful.

When growing up there were always animals in our family. (hubby not always a fan, lol) I even had a horse when I was 14 but I was not a good cowgirl! Lol We've had rabbits, rats, horses, chickens, an 'onery little black rooster named 'Chuckles' who would chase me all over the yard! Lol My brother had a horse named Shawnee and a 4H hog one year. I miss our little dog Blondie, One year when Christmas shopping Blondie came home with us! Hubby was not happy but she was well loved by her human children and our home was hers for 17 years. Animals are amazing!

Humor is good for your soul! I love it when we can laugh and one of the things I love about my sweet husband of 41 years. He always makes me laugh, he's my best friend. โค๏ธ

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™ ABC Easy as 1-2-3...OH wait that's a song..lol This is the ABCs of me. Reading these on others profiles so thought I would add one as well.

  • ๐Ÿ’™A Art by you Autumn ATCoins Art junque Alice in Wonderland my Art journals Artists (fave art journal artists, Dyan Reaveley, James Burke) Adele (singing artist) Love all animals!! Except most reptiles, snakes, bugs and ewwww spiders!! forest/woodland creatures, sea creatures, wild animals, pets, especially cats and dogs.

  • ๐Ÿ’™B Bath & Bodyworks products, love Vanillas and Lemon, Honeysuckle Peach Tea, Into the Night, Gingham, and Into the Stars scents Barbie Blackberries Blue my fave color Baking Breakfast Beaches Beatles, Boston as in the singing artists Botanicals Betty Boop Bohemian

  • ๐Ÿ’™C Claude Monet Cats Coffee Children's book illustrations COLOR, Colorful Bright happy Colors Cookbooks Christmas Collage Campfires Cookies Cooking Cross Stitching Circles especially in art Casper the Friendly Ghost Craft Warehouse store Cupcakes Cinderella COLOR (neon colors in small amounts) Some of my favorites are blue, pink, purple, aqua, and autumn colors

  • ๐Ÿ’™D Daffodils (fave flower) Vintage Dolls; Dawn Dolls and Barbie Paper Dolls Disney Dogs doTerra essential oils Dyan Reaveley Dance Drawing

  • ๐Ÿ’™E Envelopes decorated by you Eighties music Embroidery Elvis Estate sales

  • ๐Ÿ’™F Fabric Foodie Forest Food preservation Flowers Fresh Fruit Farmer's Market Fussy cutting Fairies

  • ๐Ÿ’™G Garfield Glue book Gardening Gnomes Glittery Gelli prints

  • ๐Ÿ’™H Hello Kitty Halloween Handwriting History Hand drawing Humor Hubby of 40 years Holly Hobbie Helen Reddy Heart, as in the singing artists Hearts (collected since I was a teenager)

  • ๐Ÿ’™I Instant Pot (got one for Christmas 2020) Iris Folding

  • ๐Ÿ’™J Jewelry I have pierced ears and like pretty dangle earrings in silver, not gaudy, necklaces and bracelets same. I have small wrists. Junk journals Johnny Cash the word JOY Julie Nutting Paper Dolls Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

  • ๐Ÿ’™K Kefir Kindness in many forms... Kate Greenaway Katy Keene

  • ๐Ÿ’™L Lace Letters (Penpal) Lightening storms Lemon Lilacs Lilies I โค๏ธ Lucy Little Golden Books

  • ๐Ÿ’™M Magnets for my fridge Marjolein Bastin artist Claude Oscar Monet Mail Art Mickey Mouse Magazine cut outs Movies Matryoshka Dolls the Moon Mountains Maya Angelou Marilyn Monroe Mushrooms Mixed Medium

  • ๐Ÿ’™N Nature Notes from pals interesting Newspaper cutouts Nature walks

  • ๐Ÿ’™O Ocean "Mother Ocean" Origami

  • ๐Ÿ’™ P Paper dolls Postcards, anything from my ABC favorites list Playing Cards Princess:Cinderella Pink my second fave color Painting Pockets (JJ) Peanuts (comics) Pansies Poetry

  • ๐Ÿ’™Q Quilting by machine and hand stitching Quotes Quirky Quilling

  • ๐Ÿ’™R Raspberries Rubberstamper for over 30 years Rain Recipes (tried and true) Retro Rock n Roll Retro

  • ๐Ÿ’™S Squirrels Sewing Sea Animals Strawberries Sunshine Snoopy Scooby Doo Snowmen Suzy's Zoo Star Wars Saint Patrick's Day, my Mother was Irish

  • ๐Ÿ’™T Textiles, new and vintage Tea (green and black, flavors are my fave) Thrift stores Thomas Kinkade Tulips (was mom's favorite flower)

  • ๐Ÿ’™U Umbrellas Unicorns

  • ๐Ÿ’™V Vincent van Gogh Vintage real ephemera Vintage valentines Vintage paper dolls Vintage 1930s 40s 50s 60s 70s Vintage stickers Valentine's Day Vintage fabric & sewing Vintage textiles

  • ๐Ÿ’™W Wind Chimes Wild animals Wildflowers Whimsy Wool roving and fibers Willie Nelson Woodland animals Walks

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  • ๐Ÿ’™Y Yard sales

  • ๐Ÿ’™Z Zoo (Oregon Zoo) and Zoo animals Zentangles Zines

Favorite Crafts and Art

I have tried a lot of art and crafts in my life. While I am no expert I do have an eclectic style and appreciation of art in many forms. Handmade is always appreciated and treasured.

๐Ÿ’™ Sewing was the first craft I learned when I was ten years old. My angel mother taught me and I designed my own shirt. lol After 50 years I still enjoy sewing. Although I made my own prom dress, wedding dress and clothes as a teenager, Halloween costumes for my kids and granddaughters I don't sew many clothes now.

๐Ÿ’™Quilting, My Grandmother, my Dad's mother was an amazing quilter. Still have one of the last quilts she made for my Dad. What a treasure!

๐Ÿ’™ Art Journaling. In 2017 I started attending monthly art journal classes at a local store. I loved it so much! Also attended a monthly paper craft club with challenges and incredible peeps' creations, prizes and coupons. I sure do miss not being able to attend since the pandemic. Or meeting my friend for lunch before club. I still enjoy working in my journals and learned a lot from our wonderful teacher, Lori. She has forever inspired me!

๐Ÿ’™ LOVE true Vintage ephemera! My favorites are 1970s and earlier....vintage textiles, fabrics and scraps, sewing and hand stitching items, vintage magazines, fashion and sewing magazine pages or vintage sewing books, cookbooks, children's books, readers and song books, old medical, geography or encyclopedia pages, wallpaper and wrapping paper, vintage ads and pamphlets, sewing patterns from 1970s or earlier, vintage rhinestones and costume jewelry, old type written letters and documents, forms and envelopes, old handwritten letters are a favorite

๐Ÿ’™ I enjoy "junkin'" for art junk /vintage treasures My bestest pen pal gave our goodies the name "art junk" And when my sister goes antique hunting she calls it 'junkin'" Well the terms stuck! lol Love that!

๐Ÿ’™ My favorite artist is Marjolein Bastin (nรฉe uit den Bogaard) (born 1943) is a Dutch nature artist, writer, children's author and illustrator. She is the creator of the character "Vera the Mouse" I discovered her 25 years or so ago when I use to buy Hallmark cards that featured her beautiful watercolor artworks including Vera the Mouse. I have a large framed print "Nature's Sketchbook" hanging on the wall by my art desk that I love!

Favorite Television

My husband and I watch TV together through the week but I also watch shows while he plays computer games. Lol A few of my favorites are; World's Funniest Animals, Young Sheldon, Survivor (since the beginning) NCIS, NCIS Hawaii, Americas Got Talent, La Brea, Wednesday, Dateline, 48 Hours, Netflix and Paramount some. Sad to say some of my favorites are no more. Old favorites; Grease, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Avatar, Breakfast Club, Original Ghostbusters. Old shows: I Love Lucy, That Girl, Gilligan's Island, Mork and Mindy, Welcome Back Kotter, Laverne and Shirley, Happy Days, Lassie, Bewitched, Little House on the Astroid, I mean Prairie. Sorry I had to, my hubby hated that show! Lol

Music and Dance

My favorite music is from1970s, 80s, 90s. Also love Elvis and music from the 1950s. I like old school country; Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson. Easy listening, James Taylor, Gordon Lightfoot, Jewel, Enya, Adele, Ed Sheeran. Also love Boston, Bon Jovi, Coldplay, Peter Frampton, Heart, Sir Elton John. I grew up with a country music loving family, but I'm a rock n roll girl! In 1980 I met my dear hubby at an under 21 club, a disco-tech called "Fat City" in Medford Oregon. Yes I still enjoy disco music and love dance! The days of our dancing together, what magic!! I enjoy watching dance reality TV, ice skaters and ballerinas, hip-hop It's just wonderful live art to me!


  • NON-RATERS are my biggest pet-peave!

*Please don't send me anything with nuts, seeds, popcorn or peanuts. Slowly adding nuts back in my diet. The last few years has been a nightmare with intolerance to foods and other health issues. Ugh.. I am lactose intolerant. Plain dark chocolate, jelly beans or fruity candy I can have.

*paper scraps

*While I l love my junk journals please don't send me your everyday trash.

*pencils, erasers, reward stickers, window clings for children

*socks (someone sent me a children's size that I couldn't wear) make-up or make-up bags, mug rugs/coasters. I appreciate all the handmade coasters but we now have plenty AND I use and enjoy all of them! All around our home. My BFF has also made some for hubby and me.

*Spiders, eeek! Bugs, snakes and lizards eek! I guess I do like a lot more reptiles than I admit. Lol I love to watch anything about the animal world on TV or Netflix. So interesting and entertaining! Bees especially honey bees are okay. :-)

Swapping and mailing

I always send my swaps and rate promptly and say thank you. Same for wishes, tags, and RAKS. If I don't respond it means I didn't receive. I always communicate with my partners when needed via the swap-bot messenger system. Sometimes an occasional email message. Please do the same for me. Our mailbox where we receive mail is locked. I drop off mail inside the post office. The outgoing mailbox where I live has a 3/4" drop slot and mail can get wet in there. Not ideal. I go to the post office once a week, sometimes twice a week for mailing. When I drop off my swaps and other mail, that's when I mark sent because after all I did mail it off. Mail may not get postmarked for the same day. The two post offices I use have different hours and only one is open on Saturday for short hours, so please keep that in mind if you are a postmark police! I also take photos of sent swap mail in case it's needed. Stay safe and craft on! ๐Ÿ’›โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’›

Wishes, Tags, WTA, RAKS

Tag Games:
CPG Pick 2 USA Only November 29th, tagged @ChrisAnne

WTA Sent:


RAKS Sent:


COLLABS(homers) and Mystery Supply Swaps


Comment: Received 2023 11 28 Love the variety of papers & images ... and the canines made me smile. Soooo funny, the page of borders made me laugh. A reminder of what I have in my stash & never use. This will get that rolling. Thanks.
Comment: Sometimes the swaps that take a little while to arrive are just the ones that are the best. This card was so worth the wait! Wow it is just gorgeous! It arrived on the perfect day as we just got snow, so it feels like Christmas! Love the peek-a-boo technique and the embossing. I can tell the time and care you put into making the card and putting the envelope together. Thank you for the great swap!
Response: Yay! You're very welcome,! Snowing already! We might get some this weekend but so far only in the mountains. I am happy you like your swap. I feel extra extra inspired this year! Thank you for the heart rating.
Lyndylou5 rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage #4 on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: The grid collage postcard is terrific! I really like it! And thank you for all the extras, I love thrift shopping too. My best memories are made in flipflops, so I'm always sad when fall comes. But I've learned to look at it as a good time to read books, work on jigsaw puzzles, and relax while sipping hot cocoa.
Response: Thanks for rating. Wow, I sent a private message to you on October 22, 2021 and didn't get a response. Two years later here's a surprise rating. Did your swap show up after that long?! I hope all is well with you.
Comment: thank you for the postcard. i dont think i have portland card yet. i had 2 teachers stand out. my 2nd grade and 9th grade English. take care
Comment: Thanks for the cute postcard! I've only stopped briefly through Portland but have always wanted to stay for a longer trip..
Comment: Thank you so much. Love it. I love visiting the apple farms in N. Cali.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like my little painted Sugar Bee apple. Still waiting for them at the farmers market. I remember visiting orchards in Southern Oregon. :)
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it! I love the colors of fall so much, and thank you for the awesome extras! Also, thank you so much for sending to my Mom, it always makes her day when she gets Happy Mail for herself! ๐Ÿ’—
Response: Very welcome! Happy to send to your Mom. ๐Ÿ™‚
thequilterslink rated for Halloween on Oct 30, 2023
Comment: Thanks, love the page and extras. Happy Halloween!
LaureAndLucky rated for FLOWER Postcard on Oct 27, 2023
Comment: Yaaay pansies ! My favorites ! My boyfriendโ€™s dad has a plant nursery and when we went last weekend it was full of pansies, I could watch them for hours, theyโ€™re so beautiful ! Have a wonderful day !
Comment: Very cute card and love the goodies!
Response: Very welcome! Happy Halloween!
Comment: you sure do know how to make someones day! thank you for the generous envie!
Response: You're so welcome! I'm happy to share and hope you have fun with your new goodies!
estromberg rated for Halloween Postcard Swap #1 on Oct 15, 2023
Comment: Many thanks for the awesome PC!! And thank you for being patient :)
susieq11 rated for PTG: Halloween Postcard! on Oct 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard! It is feeling and looking like fall here too. Canโ€™t believe October is half over! Glad you got my mail!! Have a great day!! XOXO
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like the postcard! xo
kasa rated for World Postcard Day 2023 - Global on Oct 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you Bonnie for the amazing postcard. Really like it. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the card and all the goodies you sent are just perfect. They'll definitely come in handy with my smashbooking obsession! Lol
chimerix rated for MAIL ART - Halloween on Oct 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great dragon Halloween envelope! I love it. And thank you for the great Halloween card and pocket with great spooky images. I am going to use them in my Halloween junk journal! Happy Haunting!
Response: I'm so happy you are pleased with your Halloween envie! Happy haunting indeed Hannah!
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! Appreciated the stamps and the cute postcard. Great swap! Much thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much - this was the perfect package!!! I absolutely love the vintage goodies - they're just precious and I can't wait to use them. Take care and have a very happy Halloween and a beautiful autumn! :)
Comment: Thanks for the Greetings from Oregon postcard, best wishes, Richard

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kiddomerriweather on Nov 25, 2023:

Thank you for the Christmas stickers you sent for my November WW! I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Ikat78 on Nov 23, 2023:

WW Nov-Thank you for the card and note. The card is SO cute!! Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ˜Š

tcornell on Nov 22, 2023:

Thank you for the great Christmas sticker sheets! I love them :)

kiddomerriweather on Nov 17, 2023:

I think my eyesight has gotten worse since I've been wearing glasses. LOL! I'm adjusting ok, but I'm still not 100% with them. I just ordered a cheap pair online so I can have a little variety. Can't wait to get them!

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 13, 2023:

Thank you for the Halloween postcard, trick or treating with your kids sounds like so much fun!!

Whippet on Oct 12, 2023:

Happy October! Thank you Bonnie for the "Happy Halloween" PC! You put me into Halloween cheer, I like the quote you wrote on the PC. Yes, we are decorating & getting ready for Halloween. - Kathy

kiddomerriweather on Oct 11, 2023:

Thank you for the Halloween card, the beautiful mail art, and the treat stickers you sent for my October WW! I also got your PC. I will write back soon. =D

Ikat78 on Oct 10, 2023:

THANK YOU for the Halloween postcard for WW Oct. You may possibly have something coming your way already as well, lol. ๐Ÿ˜Š

AJ73 on Oct 7, 2023:

Ohh wow, Bonnie! Thank you so very much for the LSRUS WISHES. You made my day with the gorgeous cats. Thank you, thank you, thank you. ๐Ÿ˜ธ๐ŸŒนโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ˜€๐ŸŽ‡

LavenderSprinkles on Sep 21, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wishes for LSRUS!

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