Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 11:39 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2008
Last Online: May 15, 2021
Birthday: August 26
Country: United States
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Important Stuff...

I had to put my little sweet Macy down on 4/21/21 and am heartbroken. She was with me 16 years and I will miss her terribly!

Postal Issues:

I have had mail reach it's destination despite having it weighed and checked at the mail counter. If this ever happens, please feel free to refuse or if you pay the difference, I ALWAYS reimburse!!

Click here to join the Skinny Swappers Group for trading Skinny cards, ATCs, APC's and Journal cards!



My word of the year is actually 2 words. "Be Still"

The craziness of last year has taught me to appreciate the simple. To slow down and find joy in the moment. To be happy in Now and not always be waiting for the next thing.


  • I don't rate swaps on extras, I rate them on the actual swap item. It is appreciated, but not necessary to send extras in order to receive a good rating from me! If I send extras in your package, it is because I like to do it and have it at the time to share.

  • In 12 years on swap-bot I have never sent a swap late! NOT that I feel I'm better than anyone else..because I know sometimes life does happen! If something were to ever come up..I would communicate with my partner & co-ordinator!

  • Please let me know if I do something wrong BEFORE rating me, and I will do my best to fix it! Thanks!*


Other Stuff...

So much time and so little to do. Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it"~Willy Wonka

I am a free spirit with an old soul. I love nature, reading, quiet nights at home, and mysteries. My soul feels most at rest when I am near water. There is just something within me that longs to be there.

In my "work" life, I am a Director, Teacher, Counselor who is working on Art Therapy Certification.

Just a thought!


On a "Gnome' Kick lately!! I have always loved them but we have now started a collection!

I collect Jokers and Queen of ❤s playing cards. Any of these would be GREATLY appreciated!

Anything with a Dragonfly

Profile Based Swaps Wishlist:

  • Love Retro 50's & 60's art, Retro colors, Retro Pin-Up girls.

  • LOVE Vintage Nursery Rhymes, Alice in Wonderland, Wizard of Oz, Fairy tales

  • Love unusual/odd images..animal heads on portraits, zetti inspired, vintage freak show

  • Vintage storybook illustrations, photos of children, circus, gypsy, postcards, maps

  • LOVE Halloween-my favorite Holiday! Love Sugar skulls. Not so much the cutesy stuff..but not horrific either! Witches, bats, ghosts, etc.

  • Love to read & watch murder mysteries. Cozy mysteries, Agatha (Queen of mysteries!) I especially love British mysteries. Father Brown, Miss Marple

  • Love unsolved mysteries, or mysterious creature sightings. Cryptoids. I love the possibility that there are things still undiscovered!

  • Vintage movie monsters, Nosferatu

  • Not much into Disney except for Villains & NIghtmare Before Christmas - especially: Maleficent; Ursula, Captain Hook, Cruella De Vil and Queen of Hearts!


"We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams"..~Willy Wonka~

Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened~Dr. Suess"

Tea and coffee / LOVE BOTH!

Dessert teas are amazing!

My tea likes are more minty, spicy, etc. LOVE chai! Love Egyptian Licorice!

Not a huge fan of fruity flavors but will try anything once!


I am in a lot of groups for several reasons.

They are generally a bit safer than public swaps AND I also have a little bit of crafting ADD! There are so many crafts I love doing and I never know when the mood will hit me to do something different!

Hosting swaps...

One last thought...

I do angel my own swaps that I host, but sometimes it does take me a little while, so please be patient with me!


Comment: Thank you for lotsa beautiful coin blanks and the sticker backs are awesomely perfect!! Love them!!
Comment: You did an amazing job on the papers you used for the folders. Thank you for sharing them with me!
Comment: Dana,love the arch.Very cool style.Can't wait to swap with you again.Thanks so much
elflady rated for SG - Skinny Card - Anthropomorphism on May 9, 2021
Comment: What a lovely skinny. I love what you have done with it and was thrilled to receive it. Thanks also for the extras. I always love receiving from you. elflady
tristitia rated for ACTs: Frog Coin on May 5, 2021
Comment: I love your frog coin - very gentlemanly :) Thank you also for the extra coin backgrounds!
Comment: Dana, thank you so much for the lovely blue dragonfly collaged ATC! I love the many-layered background...you've given me something to ponder! And the adorable mini file folder...oh, I'm finding a use for this cutie!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful journal items - I love that you used NYC maps! They really are perfect for me! Thank you also for the puzzle pieces - they are just the right size to alter!
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #2 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Great job putting all the elements together! That was a challenge! Thank you for the great postcards, very encouraging prayer cards.
Comment: Absolutely one of the most amazing swaps I’ve received in swap-bot! The background so nice and the lovely pocket... everything including he tea is just perfection thank you so very much .. love it!!
Comment: Thank you! I will add to it and get it moved in the next round.
Comment: Love Alice & the journal, I look forward to swapping these. Thank you!!
Minivandreams rated for ATCO - Fairy / Gnome House ATC on Apr 18, 2021
Comment: Beautiful! Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Hi Dana, Thanks Looking forward to working in this one!
Comment: Oh my, my! I love this index card and so appropriate with the passing of Prince Philip. The Queen has always been so classy and the picture you chose is really so “The Queen.” I love the extra goodies, too. Thank you so much for such a beautiful index card! ❤️
Response: Thank you so much!! Very ironic, as I already had it made!! Thanks again!!
Comment: Thank you so, so much for such a great skinny. I love the collage - and the poem is perfect! Best of luck to you and your wife in your new home and I look forward to swapping more with you soon. xoxo
Response: Thank you so much Phe!!
watercolorgirl rated for AMA: USA- With One Image -ApR on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: I absolutely love how you used this image in your work of art. I'll enjoy coloring all the wee gnomes you sent for me. Thank you and have a wonderful spring.
Response: Thank you, I'm so glad you liked it!
debtea2 rated for TFT-Spring Handbag Paper Clips on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness they arrived yesterday and are so pretty, thank you so very much I am so glad they finally arrived and you did not remake.. thank you again..
Response: Thank you Deb! Thanks for hosting this as well, it was fun!
smmarrty rated for Journal Circles 3x5 Journal Swap A on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Another slow mover but it's here. Thanks for the library pockets and stamped images.
Response: Wow! Over 3 months!!?? Not sure how i missed that it hadn't arrived! Sorry about that!
jjhere rated for Amazing Octopode ATC Swap on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Can I even tell you how much I love the ATC and the card? Nope. Can't do it. Quadruple hearts...thank you!
Response: I'm so glad! Thank you!!
Comment: Dana, BOTH of these journal pages are beyond adorable...thank you so much! The little girl baking cupcakes reminds me very much of one of the old (VINTAGE!) Golden Books...so sweet! And the darling little Maud Humphreys girl with a bird...perfection! Thank you so much for always sending such wonderful swaps!
Response: Thank you so much, you are always so sweet!

Rating Overview

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ScrapHappyGabi on May 9, 2021:

sassafrass on May 2, 2021:

I'm so sorry for the loss of your beautiful pup. We lost 2 of our 18 year old cats (brothers) within months of each other. It's so heartbreaking when we have to say goodbye. Hugs to you ❤️

Poeprincess on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for a stellar job on the aquatic buddy jam swap! Love the bubble die. Hope to be paired with you again.

Poeprincess on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for a stellar job on the underwater buddy jam swap! Love the bubble die. Hope to be paired with you again.

hibiscus on Apr 13, 2021:

Thank you for the super comment! Always a pleasure swapping with you...love your creative ideas!

OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


From CPG!

goosey on Feb 24, 2021:

dana, thank you so much for your seahorse addition to the "blue" deco! i love the way this turned out, and i feel blessed to keep this art!! hugs from marlies

supersquirrel on Feb 4, 2021:

Love the gear jam and delicate fairy cuts. Thank you 🧡🐿️🧡

Ciska76 on Dec 26, 2020:

Your ‘sea horse’ ATC is on its way home. ❤️

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


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