Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2021 1:56 pm


Date Joined: November 24, 2008
Last Online: May 17, 2021
Birthday: October 21
Country: United States

About Me

Hi..I live in Las Vegas..great city if you stay off the strip!! LOL! I've been married for 40 yrs in Dec/2018. I have 2 children and 6 grandchildren, ranging in age from almost 3 to 22 yrs old. I love my family, scrapbooking, reading, gardening, the internet, cooking and my job...in that order. I am a Business Services Administrator for a landscape supply company...(fancy name my boss calls me to say I am in charge of everything).

Merry Christmas Everyone!!!

Favorite Music

I love all types of music, mostly rock from 60's to present day, alot of country lately..love Little Big Town and Band Perry, classical and Christmas..any version of Carol of the Bells is awesome! My son burned me a cd with over 20 different versions on it. I've seen Trans-Siberian Orchestra 3 times now and they are beyond awesome!! Had to travel to Phoenix last year as they didn't bring their show to Las Vegas...SO worth it!!

Favorite Books

I love to read! I read cookbooks for fun, scrapbook magazines. Don't really have a favorite author..but I enjoy romance, mystery and comedy books. I even still read childrens books...think Nancy Drew and Boxcar Children when the mood hits me! I have a Kindle but still prefer a real paper book over the digital and I really can't get into books on CD having someone read to me!!

Favorite Movies

I like happy movies...Very favorite is Wizard of Oz, The Long, Long Trailer w/Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz...(a relatively unknown but VERY cute movie if you Love Lucy!!) I can watch Disney classic cartoons over and over even though the kids have outgrown them now....thank goodness for the Grandkids...the family can quit groaning when they have to see me watching Cinderella for the 50th time.

Favorite Television

Got rid of cable due to ridiculously high cost and just have Netflix now. Don't really have a favorite anything anymore...just watch whatever strikes my fancy when I'm in a television mood!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy scrapbooking, altered art, ATC, trying new recipes (thanx to Pinterest!),,,Speaking of Pinterest..can that be considered a craft??..I have some awesome boards that I love to look at when I need a happy boost!! I could..and sometimes do spend hours pinning!! I love playing with the Prima Doll stamps and have recently discovered Pocket Letters...what a simple, fun concept...can't believe no one came up with that sooner!!! I made an altered puzzle for a swap here and that was a blast..want to do another one for myself soon!!


pigs..they are just too cute!!.. and scrapbooking supplies..of all kinds! My husband swears I could open my own store at this point...he's probably right!! I also have found a new interest in dress forms since he came across two metal sculptured ones that are awesome!!


Things I like to receive:

paper scraps (especially mulberry paper...love to tear this for ATC's)


sparkly things

peacock related items

mystical things

vintage valentine, christmas, halloween, easter, victorian ephemera

ribbons of all kinds

recipes that you enjoy

any kind of fairy items

unicorn/pegasus items


Prima flowers (especially altered by you!)

roses..or any kind of flower items

purple is my favorite color

celestial items

vintage hankies or doilies


buffaloes ( I know this is weird, but they're pretty awesome!!)

random playing cards

handmade tags/embellishments for scrapbooking

Punch Studio Note Cards (just recently discovered these & OMG..they are beautiful!!)

Postcards..written on and naked

Pens...especially purple ones

cigar boxes

clear stamps and ink pads

bits and pieces of unwanted jewelry (someday I want enough to make one of those really cool Christmas Trees out of all of it!!)

Favorite Postcards

Favorite postcards:




Foreign countries



State facts


Unique roadside attractions



full moons


rock formations :

Thrift Stores

Now that I've joined Thriftstore Find group..which looks like it will be alot of fun...I decided to create a category here! I LOVE thrift stores..you never know what you will find in them! Here is a list of what I look for when I'm in them:

*Raggedy Ann & Andy hardback books from the 60's or older

*Little Golden Books (older ones with the gold or silver spine)

*Nancy Drew Books from the 80's or older

*Boxcar children books

*Dr Suess Books

*Cigar Boxes

*Vintage Jewelry

*Vintage Handkerchiefs

*Unique Tin or cardboard containers

*Crafting supplies

*Christmas Decorations

*Garden Decor



squince rated for Disney pc swap #26 on May 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty pink ATC! and yes, we do hide our painted rocks to "make people happy" (as my 3 year old puts it!)
Bhindblueeyes rated for The Year That I was Born - USA on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! I quite enjoyed reading your facts, and the inclusions were much appreciated and above and beyond. The quote is particularly helpful currently. Thank you very kindly! A heart ++ :)
MauiMami rated for Aloha 🌈 PC Swap #4: April on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Mahalo Laura 🌈❤
Kellpepper rated for Easter Themed ATC Swap - USA Only on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: OMG! I love this ATC! Thank you so much. It is definitely going into my spring journal.
megan1230 rated for Aloha 🌈 PC Swap #4: April on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard! My parents live in Vegas and I'm DYING to go visit!
bizzles rated for Purple for your partner on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you all of the lovely things you sent! I am learning as I go but to think of all the things I could have used in a junk journal in the past is amazing. I will check out that site, thank you so much for that and thanks again for an amazing swap!
Kairbear rated for Postcard Swap on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great cards! What a nice selection! The post office destroyed the envelope; it was ripped in half. Somehow, the cards were not damaged!
minniepic rated for Postcard Swap on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all of the lovely postcards❤️❤️
paperlover rated for Tickled Pink ATC swap (USA) on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pink atc, very pretty. I write romance novels but have never tried to have them published. I just write them for myself.
nomadmama rated for WIYM: SSS - MAR 2021 (USA) on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap. I enjoyed your note. I once got a 99c Reformation dress at Goodwill and sold it for $80 in about 10 minutes after I listed it.
Raven93 rated for Aloha 🌈 1,2,3: Mini Destash #2 on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: I enjoyed opening this envie very much. I especially appreciated your note and the animal postcards. Thank you!
MrsAlderman rated for ATC - Free Themed #1 (USA) on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome atc!
tam2016 rated for Playing Card Swap- Series2: QUEENS on Mar 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for the QUEENS playing cards. I absolutely love the ones you sent. I am a HUGE Frozen and Beauty and Beast fan so thank you for those!
megan1230 rated for Playing Card Swap- Series2: KINGS on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: Great Kings! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for all the great cards! All are new to me - just how many different deck designs are there?! I have yet to get more than 2 copies! haha Great find at your thrift store! My daughter found the Dana Girls mysteries (also by Carolyn Keene) and liked them a lot more than the Nancy books, but wow were they hard to find! haha!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for JOKER Playing Card Swap #3 on Mar 18, 2021
Comment: I LOVE these Jokers! Thank you SO much! I totally love the DISNEY one! I'm tucking that into my Disney Journal RIGHT NOW!! Thank you for such a great FUN variety!! x Gabi
Comment: Thank you for the Jacks, and I LOVE the floral napkins. Just perfect for a Spring page in my jj :)
LaLaLove rated for Easy Envelope Swap ~ USA on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
VaGrammy66 rated for Playing Card Swap- Series2: TENS on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the cards! They are a great selection! I like junk journaling too!

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hibiscus on Feb 28, 2021:

I’m another who loves the long long trailer! I watch it every time it comes one! Reminds me of my mom and dads road trips ... she also collected rocks in our Car ! She put them in her garden when we got home! It’s like watching a “home movie”

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Emmyxxoo on Apr 5, 2020:

I LOVE THAT MOVIE...The long long trailer...I thought I was the only one that has ever seen it.....so cute and funny....Gotta love Lucille Ball

CherryBlossomLady on Feb 11, 2020:

Hi there! I would love to have you join my first swap ever as a swap coordinator! I am nervous hosting my first swap and could use the support of veteran swappers. It's called: 3-person PC Collaboration #1- Theme: Anything Goes

Thank you! Indira CherryBlossomLady

JuneRosebud on Jan 10, 2020:

W E L C O M E to WIYM ATCs of the Alphabet. I am looking forward to having you in the series=)

thisismeAXiD on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

vontakk on Dec 4, 2018:

I have you as a partner for one of my swaps again and if I didn't say it before, I am so in love with Lucille Ball that I Love Lucy was my entire bedroom theme as a teenager and I also JUST ordered The Long, Long Trailer DVD for my Mom for Christmas!!

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