Swap-bot Time: May 22, 2022 12:32 pm


Date Joined: June 30, 2009
Last Online: October 6, 2020
Birthday: March 24
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm an utterly addicted crafter and swapper from Los Angeles, now living in Kansas. After many years in the corporate world, I went back to school and earned my BA in English Literature. I was half-way through my MA when I developed a lot of health issues and had to quit.

My faves include old movies, antique cars, Italian and Mexican food, making jewelry and sculpting in polymer clay (mostly art dolls). I love going to concerts and seeing plays and musicals, especially something completely crazy and out of the ordinary.

My favorite color is bright blue, my fave actors are Gene Kelly and Alan Rickman. I read voraciously and my ultimate fave toy is my iPad (with a Kindle reader).

****PLEASE NOTE**** I am not a flaker! PLEASE let me know if you don't receive an expected swap from me. Please communicate, I value my high ratings and will do anything I can to make my partners happy.



Favorite Music

BNL, Bette Midler, Mark Lowry, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Queen Latifa, Bruce Springsteen, B-52s, Young Dubliners, Adele, Mary Mary

Favorite Books

The Stand, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz, Harry Potter series, Five People You Meet in Heaven, The Canterbury Tales

Favorite Movies

84 Charing Cross Road, 1408, Truly, Madly Deeply, the Harry Potter series, For Me and My Gal, Singing in the Rain, Sunset Blvd, M, Bringing Up Baby, Laura, 12 Angry Men

Favorite Television

West Wing, Boston Legal, Miracles, Jericho, Dead Like Me, A Bit of Fry and Laurie, Black Adder, Ghost Whisperer, Rocket City Rednecks, Big Bang Theory, CBS Sunday Morning, Counting Cars

Favorite Crafts

I confess I'm a hopeless CRADD - Craft Related ADD...

I enjoy beading, polymer clay sculpture, art dolls, sewing, costuming, paper crafts.

...and anything I haven't tried yet...


Other than dust bunnies under the bed (and everywhere else), I collect angels, penguins, beagles, Webkinz, magnets, ghost stories and recipes. I'm also on the hunt for anything celtic or Irish related, music, jewelry, books...

New Interests Since Joining

ATCs - Never made them before and I'm having way too much fun with them.

Skinnies (3x5 ATCs) - Let the creativity flow!

Victoriana - Particularly advertisements, but anything 18th or 19th century looking

Inchies - Can't have enough!

Magnets - I've always liked making them, but this is way over the line...

Bookmarks - Loving making and getting them

Dotee Dolls - I'm not very good at them yet, but I'm having lots of fun practicing


Anything to create SteamPunk: old watch parts, gears, old keys, old or interesting-looking small hardware parts, that kind of thing.

Interesting, cute, fun cardstock for ATCs

Cool fabric for Dotees and other dolls

Felt in any color

Embroidery floss in any color

Alphabet Ideas:

Since there seems to be a lot of Alphabet swaps going on, I thought I'd list a few ideas, but I guess they would work for any swap...

A - Art dolls, Angels

B - Beagles, Banshees, Beethoven

C - Chaucer, Celtic designs, Vintage Clipart (I especially like old ads)

D - Dogs, Dragons, Disneyland

E- Elephants, England, English Literature (my major)

F - France, Jimmy Fallon, Fairies

G- Ghosts, Germany, Geeks

H - Harry Potter, Hobby addict

I - Irish folklore, Ireland, Italian food

J - J.D. Salinger, Jazz

K - Gene Kelly, kd lang, kittens

L - London, Mark Lowry

M - Marionettes, Movies, Model A cars

N - New York, Northern lights

O - Othello

P - Paris, Picasso, Polymer clay

Q - Quotes, Quidditch, Queen Elizabeth

R - Alan Rickman, Renaissance

S- Shakespeare, Severus Snape, Switzerland

T - Texas, Vintage TV shows

U - USA, Unique buttons and ribbon

V - Vintage, Vancouver

W - West Wing (TV show), Washington DC, Wuthering Heights

X- Xylophone (I used to play one in school), Xavier Cugat

Y - YouTube

Z - Zeus

Other Stuff: Papercraft doo-dads: brads, diecuts, sparklies...


If you are on Facebook and play some of the games, please let me know. I'd love to cross-pollinate two of my fun zones!


ValerieM rated for USA Halloween Time ATC on Oct 1, 2013
Comment: what an awesome ATC, I love how you did the ghosts. Super creative
Lizard rated for 7/29 Sender's Choice ATC swap on Aug 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you for th AWESOME ATC and the extra one. I love them both and you obviously put a lot of time and effort into your art. I feel privileged to benefit from this. Happy swapping. ♥
lifethroughart rated for 3 x 3 ATCs - sender's choice on Aug 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you!
vick302000 rated for 3 x 3 ATCs - sender's choice on Aug 8, 2013
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the ATCs - they were both so appropriate.
Marryth rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 62! on Jul 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you - nice quotes! :)
SamiE rated for ATC - Sender's Choice #2 on Jul 29, 2013
Comment: Thanks for both the really nice ATC's.
Lizard rated for 7/15 Sender's Choice ATC swap on Jul 29, 2013
Comment: What a gorgeous ATC! Made me think of 'The Secret Garden' with that key to open the gate. ♥ Thank you for putting so much thought and effort into it - it is going to make my album page look awesome! Thank you.
mamajoy rated for 7/22 Sender's Choice ATC swap on Jul 24, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for making this a "partner's" choice. I LOVE the card. It's absolutely adorable! One of my all time favorites.
Comment: LOVED the quote! The ATC turned out really nice. Thanks! Oh...almost forgot the earrings. Love them.....Sat is hubbys' birthday...I will wear them then!!!!
Marryth rated for 3 x 3 ATCs - sender's choice on Jul 23, 2013
Comment: Thank you! :)
Mimi7 rated for Rockin' 50s Theme ATC on Jul 22, 2013
Comment: Hi Karen, Thanks so much for a great drive in movie 1950's ATC! I love it, I loved going to the drive in as a little kid!!
JoeyAnnCatherine rated for Vintage ATC w/ a Key on Jul 16, 2013
Comment: The Key ATC is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!! Love it!
Response: I'm glad you like it, I took a left turn with it and wasn't sure if it would suit for the swap.
qbee rated for 7/8 Sender's Choice ATC Swap on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: thank you. Debbie
Tommie rated for 7/1 Sender's Choice ATC swap on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: love my nesting dolls!!!!!!
Jazz rated for A Beachy Themed ATC on Jul 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you,very cute!
Purpleheart52 rated for Vintage ATC: Edgar Allan Poe on Jul 4, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the adorable ATC.
Comment: Very nice.
kariberi rated for Vintage ATC: Edgar Allan Poe on Jun 26, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much M'Lady!
luv2kraft rated for Big Bang Theory Quotes on Jun 21, 2013
Comment: Thanks for my Sheldon! He is soooo lovabe...lol

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barbieloufromKY on Nov 25, 2013:

Hello.....just a reminder that your partner from the Christmas Series ATC #1 - Religious - would like to receive a rating from you....Please rate her ASAP..... Thanks!

RyeRye on Apr 4, 2012:

RyeRye on Mar 11, 2012:

ktina on Jan 5, 2012:

Hi! I just drop in because I've created a swap what may interest you, please check it

Happy New Year! :)

RyeRye on Sep 9, 2011:

Thanks for being a member of the Crafting Queens~

jake25 on Apr 11, 2011:

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Thanks for joining the Order of the Phoenix!

thehappyhoneybee on Apr 3, 2011:

Hello! Thought I'd invite you to check out our group District 13 . If you enjoy YA books in addition to the Sookie Stackhouse books, please consider joining (with additional info on your profile). Cheers!

RyeRye on Dec 22, 2010:


MERRY CHRISTMAS from The Crafting Queens Group~

Jex on Sep 9, 2010:


I´m hosting a swap at the Harry Potter Fans WorldWide Group:I ♥ Dumbledore!, just click in the image to join us. It will be fun! =)

I ♥ Dumbledore!

MommyKnows on Jul 14, 2010:

How about checking out the new EASY almost handmade bookmark swap? International and US versions available.

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