Swap-bot Time: July 16, 2024 7:42 am


Date Joined: August 26, 2010
Last Online: May 9, 2024
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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2024 Word of the year: PRESENCE

Not easily offended,

My goal is to hopefully get an insight into who you are and
to send you spot on swaps that make you smile! In a perfect swapping world, we are all kind and charitable..... Flaking is not in my DNA, so please message me if something goes amiss...... My favorite Artista Camilla D'errico

I love lowbrow art, big eyed girls and surrealism. I enjoy Postcard Penpals

I am very grateful for all your time and effort and $$ put into swaps for me!!

Thanks to all my Partners for such thoughtful swaps!!

Trying a new craft? Send it to me! I love to reward people for their effort, not just for skill or talent. If you've got heart, I'll give you a heart!

I promise to rate! Please, do rate me.....it is a polite acknowledgment. Almost like flaking if you don't. To complete the swapping experience you need to follow thru to the end!

I am no longer using the Walnut Circle address as an alternate.

Favorite Crafts

You don't have to spend your money on me! I love little bits from your stash- LOVE doll images.

I love weird clowns and Circus themes!

Would love Alice in Wonderland or Marie Antoinette images......

I love handmade. I have not mastered any type of needle craft...I dabble, but, embroidery, knitting, crocheting, lacemaking, felting, sewing, anything like that I LOVE but am not so good at! Love redwork!

But, I excel in glue! Anything I can glue is good. Maybe this explains my love of all things paper!

I LOVE Mail Art! Love it! If you get mail from me and it has one of those = ( post office labels...I apologize! Sometimes the cranky postal workers do not want to take the time to select stamps for me! I try to use interesting postage when I can. I LOVE anything Airmail or mail related, love our Ernie or swap-bot swag!

I also love the look of hand carved stamps. I have not done this yet but I now own one made by kayler00 and I hope soon to create my own.
If you send me a postcard or a letter, I would love to see random stampings on it that you have carved! I love the look!

I love rubber stamping

  • card making

  • all kinds of paper crafts

  • scrap booking

  • doll making

  • paperdolls

Vintage, whimsical, needlework, furniture upcycling, recycling, found object art, jewelry making, photography, decoupage, cutesy stuff, architecture inspired everything, silk ribbon art, antique, victorian,stuff with buttons, I like it all! I like all kinds of paper for crafting, yes, even (clean) candy bar wrappers, cigarette packages and torn up magazines! I love sparkly, bling bling, girly stuff. Love Princess and Queen things, shoes, purses, fashion.... I collect vintage rhinestone jewelry. (Actually, I 'Collect' a lot of stuff) = )

I would LOVE mail from France, Finland, England and Germany!!

I always love Holiday stuff even Christmas in July!

I like Tim Holtz and all the altered stuff. I am just starting to collect things I can use for altered style crafting. I like the odd and unusual but I don't have much of it. I love all things Steampunk!!
I like felt food. Amazing work! I love felt and have a good selection of it but my experience has been limited to Christmas ornaments pretty much. I am going to try something new. I also have the tools for felting but have not made anything. I have now received some lovely felties from the talented kiddomerriweather-Suzanne! Love!

I love die cuts and would love words or phrases from a Cricut or Cuttlebug. Sized for cards, postcards or ATC's

Favorite Books

I confess to being a book hoarder. I can't help it, I LOVE BOOKS! I love to collect dictionaries! I also like textbooks, coffee table books, graphics stuff,advertising,1930's children's books, illustrated kids books and well, just about any book. I'm not sure I have ever met a book I did not like.

More about me.....

I love Jesus and

I love all old things.
I like monsters with stitches, cartoon monkeys and ALL Robots! I like the 'Tooth' stuff.....I just received some Kawaii woodland, Lil red ridinghood and I love it!

  • I love collage

  • Decorated envies

  • Anything YOU make

  • Unusual Postcards

    I don't really draw and I would like to receive some hand drawn ATC's or PC's!

I am a horse (owned 23 of them in my life so far) lover, love animals. Mother of 1 grown son and 1 daughter. And, one cute cat,17 yr. old Mr. Hunter. A tuxedo cat. RIP 2018 I live in sunny California in the 'Wine" Country......in the San Francisco Bay Area! I am patriotic thru and thru, love God and my Country.

I like anything in black and white, Broadway, all musicals, old movies.

I am like a magpie,I am attracted to sparkly stuff. I like rag dolls, cloth dolls, sock dolls, LOVE sock monkeys (how is it I do not own one?!). Well, now I do! Thanks to Hushpadwitch, I have my very own Sock Monkey to play with! I like whimsical, altered and primitive dolls. I love things crocheted with thread. I don't crochet with thread, but I love doilies and trims. I do like the stuffies and little kawaii stuff knitted or crocheted with yarn. I love redwork embroidery. I like all kinds of tools and art supplies, found objects, things I can use to craft with. I like tattoo themed stuff (old school, Ed Hardy, portraits, modern art, all kinds!)

I love letters. Fonts. Alphabets. Calligraphy. Fancy handwriting. Fountain pens. Typography.

  • I love Zebras and Zebra print

  • I love fairies-vintage fairies, flower fairies pixies,brownies, and kewpies.

More about me.....

I come across amazing things. I also collect a lot of....well, let's call it stuff. I save things knowing someday there will be a use for it. I know I have things You probably need right now. Ask me to swap. I welcome one on one private swaps. Ask me, I like private swaps and might have something you are looking for!

I like vintage sewing and quilting stuff.

I am an Ebay maniac. Yes! I am a Treasure Hunter!

More likeys

I love shabby chic....I love vintage western images. I like Pirates-arrrgghhh...

I would LOVE Postcards or anything with Jetoy Choo Choo Cat.

I like patterns. For envies, dolls, anything! I would love patterns you make of any kind. I would love blueprint scraps or patent pictures. Anything Steampunk.

Likes and Dislikes

I love PINK! I love all things Paris......... I like sweet stuff, fancy stuff, plain stuff, OOAK stuff, I like Tim Burton characters,I am very eclectic in my tastes. Even kind of macabre or dark......Just not vulgar stuff. Easy going, easy to please, I say 'Everyone is an artist'...........I will be appreciative of whatever you send, knowing you put your heart into it! I love all genres of artistic expression. I love to see other peoples style of art, their uniqueness. I mainly give away the things I make but keep work by others.

Dislikes: I don't like mean spirited people so please be kinder than necessary and remember everyone is going thru something.

Like to receive: Most anything you want to send, I love ATC's, postcards and pre-1970 vintage themed anything. I am really laid back and can find a use for almost anything!
I always welcome ephemera, esp. vintage.

My sewing skills are marginal and I would love anything sewn by you! I have received a fabric PC and it is beautiful! I do not have a stuffie or plushie, I'd like to see how you make them....

For PC Swaps>>>> I LOVE HANDMADE! I like all PC's, esp. odd or unique, unusual, or photos you have taken!! I want to see your art!! I'm just sayin'- Don't be afraid to send me your handmade PC's.......I also appreciate store bought, any theme-Local to where you are, travel cards, Vintage and odd or unusual are my favorite. Surreal Art, advertising, Hollywood. Paris, London, black and whites. Marvel Comics, Doctor WHO (Matt Smith is my guy), funny, cartoon, kids PC's are OK with me.  I love it when you rubber stamp it or doodle or dress it up with stickers! I love MailArt decorated envelopes and handmade envies, too! I have to say a special Thanks to those of you who picked up on my Love of Zebras! I now have a collection of Zebra PC's and I would love to add to it! Please send me your Zebras! = )

I Love Labels ...... I like junk journal, smashing stuff. Everything for altered Art and mixed media.

The List goes on....

Teesha Moore creator of Zettiology

**I love Zetti! ** Totally fabulous!!
My personality is multi-faceted and I am VERY eclectic in my tastes. I like music from country to classical, the only music I don't care for is the irreverent rap that disrespects women. I enjoy the History channel and Hallmark and everything in between .

Just an observation....

Regarding HEARTS: I have noticed that in about 1 out of every 4 swaps people do not give a heart. Particularly, some will never ever give a ♥ for a PC....... I personally think, especially with postcards, it may be difficult to make it 'extra special' in some peoples eyes, (Semantics here... an extra special 'package' for the literalists) but, many times...... If a person read my profile>heart.....tried to make it profile specific>heart......sent with care and a personal touch>heart........added a nice note, greeting, comment>heart........tried to send something nice within the boundaries of their own ability.....heart. It is noticeable at times that people are sloppy,rushed and obviously just trying to get the swap out at the last minute. God forbid I should do that to you. If I do, I don't deserve your heart.... I just want to be generous with hearts, assuming the sender did put effort into the swap. I will never withhold a heart or rate down because it is not my 'style'.
Additionally, I would not rate down a 'beginning' artist who is trying to find their way.....I will appreciate the uniqueness in us all and cheer you on for using your creative gift! I fully believe that even a postcard can have qualities that make it 'extra special'....Not only the handmade but store bought with a sincere message is extra special to me!

Also, should I be having a very painful day and your mail arrives serendipitously to me, brightening my day, making me smile or laugh or feel loved, well, that is worthy of a heart to me! I do understand, people have their own criteria for what is deserving of a heart.......and extras do not equal a heart. I have put my best into swaps (always read profiles and try to fit the swap to your likes) then not received a heart, so I have assumed the receiver did not recognize my efforts or they just have their own subjective criteria for a heart, which I did not meet. I misunderstood what they might enjoy. I really do try to be thoughtful when creating and sending. I put on my kindness hat when rating you and hope you will do the same.

I guess what I am saying is that I look for a reason to Give a heart rather than a reason to withhold one! My goal is to make my partner happy to receive things they can use or enjoy! I recently had the thought that because of my health, the day may come that my handwriting is no longer beautiful and my glue may seep, and my paper cuts may be jagged. Those who know me will still understand that I create from the heart and every project is a labor of love and often physically painful. My swapping is therapy for me, I derive such joy from it. I truly hope I can bring you some joy also. ♥ Down off my soapbox now ............. = )


NormaSue rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - March 2024 on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the chunk! I love just about any donut!
Response: Thanks for rating! ♥
Rosa1 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - March 2024 on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for the chunk and note.
Response: Thank You for rating promptly! = )
luckysweetpea rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2022 on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Greetings Miss Paula from the PNW where the weather is finally cooperating! Thank you for your mango flavored Chunk O with the little embellishment on the front. Warmly, Ginger
Response: PNW is the best! I'll be in Portland soon. ♥ Thanks for rating!
chandlerguera rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2022 on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cookie box chunk - possibly Trader Joe's? I peeled the Russian doll sticker right off. That worked great. Thanks!
Response: Yes, Trader Joe's. Glad the sticker worked out! Thx for the rate! = )
ensigncelery rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2022 on Jul 11, 2022
Comment: I haven't had rice krispies in forever! And, oh, I haven't tried cross stitching on cardboard or cardstock, yet. I need to get the tools to be able to do that. ♥ Thank you for this rad Chunk! I love it!
Response: Thanks for the rating! I just got a tool called Sew Easy from we r memory keepers. It is a rolling tool that punches the holes to stitch in. I think you could probably use a straight pin or skinny nail to punch holes. Anyway, you should try it! I have received one cross stitched card years ago in a swap and I liked it very much.
camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jul 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun chunk - now I want to play Junior Scrabble!
Response: The playing pieces are good for crafting, too! Thanks for the ♥ rating!
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 22, 2022
Comment: Fun chunk, thank you!
Response: Thank you for the sweet ♥ rating!
mspandatrain rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard. I only found Velma LOL! Hugs, Luisa
Response: Fun interactive PC, lol. At least you found Velma! ♥
isabellasnow rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup USA APRIL on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Hello Paula . . many thanks for the lovely postcards you sent to fulfill this swap. I love the quotes and don't have many quote cards so I was happy to receive them. Perhaps well be in the 'soup' together in the future!
Comment: I totally agree, stuffing is by far my favorite part of Thanksgiving. I think that’s amazing that you served the unsheltered this year. I typically volunteer at a local bike shop that serves a large majority of the local unsheltered population, and it's been a touching experience. Sometimes due to media and all sorts of other things, it can be all too easy to forget that we’re all human, and it’s an amazing experience to rediscover that sense of humanity.
Response: Bikes are so important for our unsheltered here. Thanks for the rating and nice comment! ♥ keep on giving!
Comment: I love crescent rolls. They are so buttery!! I hope you had a good Thanksgiving. It's so kind of you to serve others!! Thanks so much for the card!!
Response: Thanks for the rating! I hope you are enjoying the holidays also!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2020 on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Hi Miss Paula! Thank you for the cheesecake chunk - it looks yummy! So sweet of you to serve meals to the unsheltered - please stay safe and wishing you all the best! Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks Vicky! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to you! ♥
carol rated for Collaboration #89 on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: I love the old catalogue pages! Thank you! It has cooled down here--with a vengance. We went from 97 last week (really hot for Nov.) to 58 today. I wanted a little nicer temps before winter set in. Feels like December here now! I'm sure it will warm up again. It's been like that--crazy!
Response: The weather surely has been odd. Glad you like the pages. = )
Wanda rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2020 on Nov 7, 2020
Comment: Your yummy chunk arrived this morning. Thanks so much! 😊 Two of the three I sent this month were ice cream bars, too. LOL! They were Blue Ribbon Classics brand Orange Dreams from Dollar General - like ‘Dreamsicles’ from the ‘old days’. They sure were good. 😉👍
Response: Ice cream boxes are cute and make great chunks! Thx for the rating!
smmarrty rated for Art Collab #74 add postage on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks - this is a good one. Thanks for note and bingo sheets. You take care also.
Response: Have fun! Thanks for rating!
Comment: i cant believe ferrets are illegal there!!! its been a wild ride. and to make it even wilder my computer froze and deleted my page so im trying to put it all back.
Response: Computers, gotta love 'em, til they frustrate you! Yes, illegal I've heard because they were deemed destructive. = ( Thx for the rate! = )
Comment: I love your postcards!
Response: Goodie Goodie Gumdrops! One of my Favorite swaps (with the BEST Host) Thx for rating ! ♥
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
Response: I like cutesy, hoped you did, too! Thx for rating! ♥
mcorbus rated for Art Collab #72 add postage on Oct 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I will finish off and sent it home :)
Response: Great! Thx for the lovely rating! ♥

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

supersquirrel on Mar 10, 2023:

I just received the most sweet, wonderful and amazing surprise mail from you!! Thank you SO much. You know exactly the bits and bobs that I love! Your happy mail was so fun to unpack with all your fun pockets, notes and goodies!!! Love Love Love 🧡🧡🧡 THANK YOU 🧡🧡🧡

thriftymermaid on Mar 6, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! 🎂🎂🎂💌🎂🎂🎂

Mimi7 on Feb 18, 2023:

Paula, I hope you are doing well. We are doing well.

supersquirrel on Dec 9, 2022:

💖 Love your hot air balloon jam finish 💖

supersquirrel on Oct 2, 2022:

Your happy mail made me SO HAPPY! ❤️❤️ Thank You ❤️❤️

ChristyNichole on Jul 19, 2022:

I just saw your comment on my profile. Thank you so much! The 16th was definitely a day to remember. <3

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

tcornell on Jan 27, 2022:


Just stopping by to say "Hi"!


tcornell on Dec 25, 2021:


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