Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2021 6:47 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2009
Last Online: November 16, 2021
Birthday: March 4
Country: United States
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About Me


I rate. It completes the swapping transaction, and it's just the right thing to do. I also believe in rating fairly.

I give out hearts for the swap you send, not the extras. I'm always excited to see what you've made, or the swap you've put together. Extras are appreciated, but not required.

Please rate me for the swap I make and send, not any extras I may tuck in. Thank you. :)

My husband recently (December 2020) retired from the Air Force after 26 years. We have settled in San Antonio for now, and it's so lovely spending time with family, finally!

Favorite Crafts

I'm really enjoying mixed media type art. I've started working more with paints, and inks. I love gelli printing!!!

Mostly I make ATCs, Artist Trading Coins, Inchies, Twinchies, Tags, Small Books, Matchboxes etc. Paper crafts.

I also like to join swaps for inspiration kits, or supply kits.

I love being inspired by my swap partner, I love seeing what you create, and encourage you to make what you love, use the colors you love, although I am adding a list of likes, in case of a profile specific swap.

But! I am not picky, at all.



Gelli printed

Retro/50's 60's 70's

Halloween (not too cute, I love spooky, dark things) any time of year

Hitchcock, and Hammer Horror films


Dina Wakley

Tiki Bar/Cocktail

Tim Holtz

Bold Graphics/Colors


Old buttons, hat veiling bits, rhinestones, glitter

Birds, elves, mushrooms, leaves

Green, blue, black, pink, yellow

Matchboxes, any tiny boxes, I love tiny things


Really, anything. I love ad cards, too. I'm not picky, and don't mind if they're sent in an envelope or naked.


Retro cute over kiddish cute, if that makes sense.

Haunted, dark, spooky, cemetery


Brighter colors, I grew up in the 70's, when we had hot pink, olive green, and bright turquoise ribbons, and gift wrap.

Modern or retro over Victorian style

Cute deer, nature, leaves, snow, Christmas trees

All that being said, I am seriously not picky. But I appreciate knowing what my partner likes, so, now you know what I like in particular, but I like being surprised, or awed, or inspired by your choices.

Favorite Music

I got a turntable a couple of years ago, I love collecting records! I love Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Joy Division, Son House, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, REM, Bob Dylan, Dinosaur Jr. and on and on.


sweetgypsy rated for FJPP: Paper Pack on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Ver nice swap presentation. It was all put together so nicely. Great papers too! I look forward to using them. Thank you! :)
LaughingLoon rated for CH - Tin full of Tinies! on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Lovely tin filled with beautiful things.I’m especially grateful for so much inspiration as I’m facing leg surgery this month with a 7 month recovery period - I’ll be making things to share to keep sane. Bless your sweet heart!
Lisapotterylady rated for CH - ATC kit for May on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I really appreciate the blue flower trim from Germany. I will want to keep that forever.
Sequoia183 rated for Christmas matchbox ornament on May 27, 2021
Comment: Oh my! This is so precious, thank you a bazillion times! I agree that we should do more match boxes, they are a blast!
JaneInSD rated for CH -10 Non photo book pages on May 24, 2021
Comment: Cynthia, thank you SO MUCH for the great book pages you sent me and the die cuts and pressed penny. Your packaging was so thoughtful and I appreciate the care you clearly took in sending me this swap. Thanks for putting a smile on my face and for such a great swap! :-) (sorry it took me so long to rate, I thought I'd already done it!)
Comment: Out of the park with this ATC!!!! Just beautiful, the packaging was fantastic and thank you so much for the goodies, which were not necessary at all but much appriciation!
Comment: Beautiful! TY for the extras also. Be safe! ♡♡♡
BusyB rated for CPG Rainy ATC Coin - US on May 4, 2021
Comment: A beautiful and thoughtful swap Cynthia! So great to have you as partner, it's been a long time! I LOVE the Alice coin, extras and note. I don't mind the Muppets postage stamps, have some in my postage stash as well. Lol Thank you for a wonderful swap. Oregon is not as hot as Texas. Stay safe, happy and cool!
Response: I'm absolutely over the moon that you like your swap. I was very excited to be able to send to you. I still have the tiny zine you made for me in 2010 for the "Where Does Good Art Junk Come From" swap. Thank you very much for your sweet comments!
MamaD rated for Halloween Vintage Faux Postage Stamps on May 3, 2021
Comment: What an amazing package! Thank you so much for the gorgeous faux stamps!! The extras were fantastic! I love the card and tissue paper! Everything was extraordinary! Thank you so much for being such a great partner!!
Response: You are so very welcome! Those stamps were something new for me to make, I'm so happy you like them! Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate that, and the rating.
Comment: Wow, what a lovely package. I love how you presented everything. Thank you so much. Happy Swapping!
Response: Thank you for the rating, and comments. I'm happy you liked your swap package. I really enjoy trying to make things nice when I'm packaging up.
Comment: Such an awesome ATC! I love it and the texture the faux paper gives it makes it ever cooler. Thanks so much! Hope you're staying warm and safe!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it, I had a lot of fun trying out that technique.
Comment: Wow! Thank you!! First, what a a lovely ATC, I really like the colors and textures. So many great extras, so many! The postage was fine, it wasn't short at all, I appreciate the extra stamps inside (I really like the county fair set), I will pay it forward in another swap. Thanks so much!
Response: So happy you liked the ATC I made, and good to know about the postage.
Comment: Oh my gosh i love these ATCs so much. Thank you!
Response: I'm really happy you like them! Thank you for your comments, and the rating.
Comment: Thanks for the awesome package! I loved it all! I don't mind, the one I sent was not flat either! Everything was wrapped so nicely! Have a nice weekend!
Response: Glad you liked everything, thank you so much for your comments and rating!
Comment: WOW!! Thank you so much - I feel so spoiled. Both of the ATCs are so beautiful! I absolutely adore them both. And thank you for the extras to craft with! (The extra postage was unnecessary). Aloha
Response: Thank you for your comments, and the rating!
123Poggy123 rated for ACT: Senders Choice Coin on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: I love the coin & all the layers. Very well put together.
Response: Thank you for the rating,and comments!
Poeprincess rated for ETHP: Broken China ATC on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Fabulous ATC. I can see why you wanted to keep it yourself! Love your creativity. Thank you for being my partner.
Response: Thank you for your comments! I appreciate them very much. I'm so glad you liked it!
Comment: I absolutely love this coin. The background from your Gelli Plate is really great. I remember trading stamps. Thanks for the memories & the goodies for me to use.
Response: Thank you so much for your comments, and the rating! Really happy you liked the coin!
jjhere rated for 5 Spooky Things - Black on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Yikes! I'm so sorry that it took me a while to rate. Your fabulous package arrived and I love it. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked your swap!
chimerix rated for ACTs: “Coin” a Phrase on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Coin and for the lovely post cards. I will wish for Freedom for your son also. Aloha
Response: Thank you so much, for your rating, but especially for your comments.

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kiddomerriweather on Dec 24, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the awesome Alamo ornament! It's so colorful and shiny. I love it! It's taken a place of honor on the front of my tree. You were so sweet to think of me and to add to my collection.

LahDeeDah on Dec 18, 2020:

Hi there! So good to see you :-) Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a very nice holiday season and a happy and healthy new year!

sassafrass on Dec 17, 2020:

I was thinking of you too :) I know you've had lots of things going on and big changes. I hope everything is going well and you are settling into TX and hubby's retirement. Wishing you and your family happy holidays and all the best to you in the new year!

crescendo on Oct 25, 2020:

Hello my friend, long time , I wanted to say hi and hope you and yours are well. Hugs, Suey

sassafrass on Apr 10, 2020:

Thank you so much! I hope you are yours are staying well and keeping safe ♥

LahDeeDah on Mar 26, 2020:

kiddomerriweather on Mar 17, 2020:

Thank you. (((hugs)))

spotteddogs on Feb 8, 2020:

sassafrass on Jan 22, 2020:

Hello to you! I hope your holidays were lovely, and that the new year has started out well for you and yours :)

spotteddogs on Jan 20, 2020:

So nice to hear from you Cynthia! Hope all is well with you, too. I admire your goal of reaching out more and I understand staying in the background (it’s a natural state for me). I think I will do the same - a good and realistic goal for 2020!

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