Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2021 6:36 pm


Date Joined: August 13, 2008
Last Online: July 27, 2021
Birthday: August 26
Country: United States
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Important Stuff...

7/13: So Dad's surgery went very well. However, trying to convince an 83 year old man who is otherwise healthy, that he is not 25 any longer is a bit difficult! Trying to help him recover as he is now in Indiana for the summer. It's a bit much at times! haha!

6/12. I will be out of town for a bit. My Dad is having surgery for an aneurysm and am going to be there. Will still be logging in, but not much else!

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!!

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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!


Heynowokay rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse ATC 2 on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Love the piece. These are definitely harder to come up with when you’re in a strange mindset. I can’t wait to see how they all turn out! :)
Comment: Thanks so much
Comment: Dana I love the 3x3 size also.I also can't wait to add your wonderful cube to my collection. .Thank you also for the great extras, Will play with them soon.
Comment: Super fun spread! love the colors!! xx Gabi
Artstamper rated for OMAE: Exquisite Corpse ATC 1 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: i agree this is a fun swap! Thank you for your very creative head. Love all the details It's always fun seeing how they come together.
Comment: Thank you so much for the bee inspired house, I just love everything about it, it will get a special place in my craftroom. Also thanks for the paper goodies❤️❤️❤️ Enjoy your summer🍹🏖😎
Comment: Thank you
user6937 rated for SS: Rolo #2 on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Dana - I'm glad you're enjoying these! Hope mine gets there soon :)
Poeprincess rated for ATCO - Flower ATC on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the bouquet of flowers & the bees! Great background. Love your little gnome info card & the extras.
sweetgypsy rated for OMAE: Funky Shack (USA) on Jun 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun mermaid house & the painted papers. :)
Comment: Oh, I love them so much. Thanks for such a cool variety of sizes, colours, and designs! Awesome swap!
donetta rated for TIMs: Creator's Choice Twinchies (2) on May 30, 2021
Comment: Dana, your twin hires are beautiful! Thank you so much for them, and for the sweet extras. I always get a good idea or two when you are my swap partner!
Comment: Hi Dana, thanks and thanks for hosting these swaps :)
Comment: thanks and thanks for hosting these swaps :)
Eulegirl rated for TFT-Many Teas of May-USA on May 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all of the teas! So many good ones I will enjoy trying!!
Comment: I absolutely love every one of these faux stamps! You did an awesome job - I'm trying to keep myself from going and decorating my October calendar five months early right now, lol!
Mimi7 rated for private fun journals on May 25, 2021
Comment: HI Dana I love these mermaid pages, thanks so much for creating in my journal and joining this swap. Take care
Comment: Got them the same day (love the folders you put them in) - thanks also for the new-to-me shaped paperclips that were included in both swaps AND the gelli printed notecards :)
Comment: So different from mine (but maybe I don't understand collage), who knows? I do need to get out my gelli plate; I'm reminded of it a lot lately :)
Comment: Beautiful final piece to the puzzle! Tyvvm. Oooh paper doll extras to play with. TY!! Masks off and happy spring Ms. Dana!! ♡♡♡

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MiRdLHWY43 on Jul 9, 2021:

Thank you so much for adding Charlie Chaplin to my silent movie deco! I love everything about it💜

Hell0Z0mbie on Jun 5, 2021:

Received the freestyle deco - thanks for sending it my way!

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 🧡🐿️🧡

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