Date Joined: December 19, 2016
Last Online: February 15, 2021
Birthday: April 22
Country: United States
Update 2/15/21 Our local Portland news just stated that (as we knew) postal prices are increasing, and a woman in Portland (where all my mail goes thru) received a postcard today that was dated December. Oy. And they said that the post office is in the red, and expect mail to get even slower. Grrr.
Update 1/21/21 I just got a huge influx of mail today including swaps, but haven't received ratings. I'm at a loss. I'm going to resend AGAIN in the morning. The single thing I can think of is all of my mail goes through Portland, Oregon, and there is still unrest down there. Please hang in there with me.
*Update 1/10/21 - The mail is insanely slow coming from me. You can see on my profile a letter I mailed on 12/8/20 just arrived to it's destination. Grrrr. I'm going to just resend stuff so if you get a double, woohoo! I haven't received things either, so I'm guessing this is happening all over the place. Thank you for your on-going patience. Be well.
I am the divorced mom of a wonderful son. I love to read mystery books, paint, craft cards, Art Decos and photography. Swapbot has been a ton of fun because who doesn't love snail mail! Such a treat to get something other than bills. I work as an Administrative Assistant for the Director of Tech, and it's one of the coolest jobs I've had. The people I work with are hilarious, dysfunctional and a second family. I live to laugh, and am thankful for the many blessings in my life. I also love ALL things Irish!! Stickers, stationary, torn pages from books..the sky is the limit :)
Oh my Lord where do I start?! I'm all over the place with books. I find I can't help but buy Stephen King immediately upon release, read a lot of teen fiction at the advice of my kiddo...mystery. ..quirky like Christopher Moore...Max Lucado. Find myself gravitating to Bible studies, but have so many now I don't know where to start! My son is ADHD and has Aspergers so I read up on that as well. My library card and Goodwill serve me well. Piles of books are at my house.
I tend to be all over the place with music. The only kind that I can't latch onto so far is country and rap. Artists ranging from Zeppelin to Dan Mangan to metallica. Just depends on where and what I'm doing.
I love to paint, scrapbook, make cards, photography, paper art and Art Decos. I'm always open to new things, and enjoy the creative process. It's wonderfully relaxing. I bought myself a journal as well to create pages of things you all send that really speak to me. I'm trying out ATC cards now, but am far from a pro, so be kind. LOL
I received a great suggestion. I love coffee and super dark brew tea. I tend to not enjoy lighter teas, although I've discovered they are good cold, so I'm more open to those. Please no peppermint, just can't wrap my brain around the taste. I'm pretty worthless without my caffeine, so the stronger the better.
A - Animals - love them
B - Blue is my favorite color
C - Camping is one of my happy places
D - Dogs (and Cats!) have a special place in my heart
E - Everything Doctor Who, Star Wars, CS Lewis XFiles, Sci-Fi in General!! Star Trek..blah blah blah
F - Fan girl of Avengers. Like scary at my age. Loki, Thor especially. Not so much Hulk. Also love Wonder woman, Batman (Dark Knight), Joker (all of them).
G - God has blessed me and given me trials to learn. He is my rock.
H - Hiking is one of my fav. past-times
I - I would like to learn more about journaling
J - Joker - I love to make people laugh
K - Kindness is important, especially now
L - Loving the Lord :)
M - music lover (except for old school rap/country)
N - nature embracer
O - Outside is my haven
P - Painting/upcycling furniture
Q - quirky in some ways (I don't like my feet touched, so pedicures don't happen.)
R - Rescue animals. 3 dogs and 2 cats.
S - Shiny paper makes me HAPPY
T - THE CHILD!!! Mandalorian has completely sucked me in, and I'm OBSESSED with THE CHILD!
U - Unusual papers, emphemera, postcards, ATC's
V - Very open minded/accepting and enjoy hearing what others have to say/believe/brings them joy
W - Worthless without my coffee or dark tea
X - "Xperiencing" Life is a great joy
Y - Young at heart
Z - Zealous for Anything you create
This is a short list of no thank you's, because I'm pretty open to most things and love experiencing what others enjoy.
Please no pornography-type images
Please no Teacher/Award stickers or the puffy ones. I have a TON ;)
Please don't attack my faith. I am WIDE open to others sharing there's (and am quite accepting of everyone with faith or not), as long as we all roll with each other in a positive way.
Please don't be rude, mean or judgmental of me, what I make or what I send. If I have made a mistake in a swap, please allow me to right it by messaging me in a considerate and respectful way and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll do my best to make it right. Life is to short to allow these negative things into my life, and I won't put it into yours. I promise you, I'm doing my best.
That's it - told ya it was short!
Anything that can be used for Decos (ribbon, brads, charms, borders, diecuts, etc.) old watch parts, cogs, metal pieces
Library check out cards/Tags
Stamped images to use in my Decos - on paper, on ribbon...whatever you can imagine
pages from books/dictionaries, Bibles, maps ,song books ,newspapers, story books, anything really!
Interesting found images
Stickers (not Teacher/reward or puffy please, have a TON)
ANYTHING Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, CS Lewis, Alice in Wonderland, Sleeping Beauty, Toy Story, Sci-FI ANYTHING
Handmade envelopes all sizes
Postcards - vintage, used, gallery, interesting images, free ad cards..any postcards :) I use them in my crafting and art
Emphemera - Bingo sheets, napkins, raffle tickets, vintage, train tickets, the sky is the limit!
Old photographs - people, animals, historic buildings - whatever you may come across.
Interesting papers (Scraps are fine as long as they aren't teeeeeny tiny)
Foreign newspapers or book pages
ATC's / ATC sized paper
THE CHILD!!! Mandalorian is a new obsession in this house.
Tim Holtz or Dylusions anything
I rate. I promise. No exceptions to that. I think it's super important so folks know I received their goodies, and appreciate them. If you have swapped with me, and I don't rate for some unknown reason, call me on it PLEASE and I will get 'er done.
Also, if you EVER receive something from me that has postage due, message me. I'll just want to see a picture of the receipt that you had to pay and I'm ON IT. I know people make mistakes, and although 99.9% of the time I go to the post office to have things weighed, one could get through. I don't expect you, nor do I WANT you to pay for something I'm sending you.
I promise I WILL NOT FLAKE. EVER. PERIOD. If you do not receive something from me in a timely manner, please message me and I'm ON IT. If I need to pay for tracking on that puppy, I will do it. That way we both know you are getting what I promised you by signing up to swap.
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