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Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: July 31, 2021
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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My name is Joyce and I live in Jackson Heights New York City with my DH and where I work at a paper and craft store.

I run two groups here on Swap-bot -

Halloween Everyday in the USA - for all lovers of all things Halloween! We will host mostly type 2 and three 3 swaps! Come visit, say hi, maybe stay awhile and swap with us!

The second group is Craft Hoarders! If you have a ton of craft supplies and ephemera, and love to do "destash" swaps, come check out the group homepage, hang out awhile and hopefully join us as we swap all kinds of fun things, from ATC kits to ephemera destashes with different themes. Open to US swappers who have been on swap bot a least a month and have a rating of at least 4.98

I am working on several altered book art journals -I just completed the Bee art journal, the other is Celestial Rabbit themed. I am also gathering items for an Steampunk Owl themed journal as well. Any items sent that would work with these themes would be super appreciated and would certainly earn you hearts!

I am a lover of bits and pieces, reuser of cool junk, queen of salvaged trash.AKA - Pack rat

Fall is my favorite season. I love the smell of cold air, the crunch of leaves under foot, and of course, Halloween, my favorite holiday

I believe a cup of tea will cure almost any bad mood. So will a good phone conversation with your best friend, sibling, or mom or dad.

I love collage and am getting back into paper arts.

Let's talk Halloween

My favorite holiday is Halloween, and I plan, prepare and craft all year round for it.

I especially love Bats, Vampires (Anne Rice, not Twilight) Vintage themes, classic monsters. Cute things are ok, but nothing for children. And please, please, NO fun foam shapes.

A quick side note - I am not a big fan of ugly witch images. I also love skulls, but not sugar skulls.


  • A - Alice In Wonderland (classic illustrations only) / ATCs / Anything Halloween
  • B - Bats / Bees / Bowie / Buttons
  • C - Card making / Coins / Classic Monsters
  • D - Distressed surfaces / Dirigibles / Decoupage
  • E - Ephemera / Embossing
  • F - Feathers / Fangs / Fabric
  • G - Gears / Ghosts / Gizmos
  • H - Halloween!!!!!
  • I - Inks / Italian papers
  • J - Journals / Jewelry making / Junk
  • K - Keys (Skeleton) / Knobs
  • L - Letters / Lobsters / Lovecraft
  • M - Monty Python / Music sheets / Matchboxes
  • N - Nightmare Before Christmas / Nosferatu
  • O - Owls / Octopus
  • P - Paris / Postage Stamps / Poe / Paper
  • Q - Quidditch / Quilling
  • R - Rabbits!!! / Rubber Stamps / Rivets
  • S - Steampunk / Skulls / Stickers
  • T - Tim Burton / Tea parties / Travel
  • U - Umbrellas
  • V - Vampires / Vintage
  • W - Woodland creatures / Watch parts / Wax seals
  • X - Xyron (sticker maker and the 510)
  • Y - Yarn
  • Z - Zentangle

Movies and TV

  • Movies: in no particular order - I am a huge Sci-Fi/Fantasy Geek so I love all Star Trek / Star Wars movies, as well as Princess Bride, The Holy Grail, Spaceballs, Nightmare before Christmas, Gross Pointe Blank, Serendipity, Brave. I am also a huge fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!

  • TV: During these past few months, I have been binge watching several shows to keep me laughing - We love to watch "Nailed It" and "Whose line is it Anyway" one of my other favorites is Psych! and I enjoy Miracle Workers and The Good Place. My husband loves wrestling, and I sometimes enjoy watching along!

Favorite Books

Ah, well I certainly can't pick a favorite book but here are some of the writers I love Anne Rice, C.S. Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Richard Adams. I love Science Fiction and Fantasy. One of my favorite books is Watership Down by Richard Adams - I read it when I was 12 and then started collecting rabbits - I have over 100 now.

Favorite Crafts

I love all kinds of paper crafts, but I don't scrapbook. I've started making art and junk journals to use up alll the great ephemera I own. I also love creating ATC's. I love making jewelry and working with all kinds of ribbons as well.

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, but since I am a child of the 80's, my favorite is new wave, industrial, punk and goth The Cure, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran. Loved them then and love them still Also love Irish music, Classical and Jazz

Tea Please!

I love all kinds of tea, but prefer mostly flavored black teas, with my favorite being Earl Grey. I also enjoy Chai teas and other spiced flavors. For herbal, I enjoy jasmine and chamomile.

The Hubby enjoys flavored green teas.

If I have any dislike, they would be anything Lipton brand (yuck) fruit zinger (too tangy), or decaf (why?)


There are just a few things I'd rather not rather not receive. They are:

Anything religious or political themed

Washi tape samples

Foam shapes!!!

Kid's crafts


Disney themes ( Nightmare Before Christmas the exception)

Anything with Santa on it

Sugar Skulls or Zombie themes

Perfumes or cosmetics

Lipton, Zinger, or Decaf Teas

I always pass on things that I don't use, so if the swap is not profile specific and you send me something on this list, don't worry, I never throw anything away.


Comment: I absolutely love this ATC! Thanks so much, Joyce! πŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ’œ
rkassman rated for Mega Halloween Happy Mail on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this fabulous Halloween Happy Mail!!! <3
Mindy82671 rated for Mega Halloween Happy Mail on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween goodies. I’m looking forward to all of the Halloween swaps in the Fall
Moxieroe rated for Mega Halloween Happy Mail on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great Halloween goodies! I especially love the spooky house. And I love the paper you used for the envelope - it's such a cool pattern.
lvpoohbr2 rated for CH - Postage Stamp Scavenger Hunt on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun variety of stamps! This was a fun scavenger hunt!
MelissaLB rated for SMSUSA: 30 Loose Stickers on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of stickers. I look forward to using them.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap! I ABSOLUTELY love it and will use everything you sent!! This will be a fun weekend with my journals for sure! xx Gabi
ScrapHappyGabi rated for PS - July Scavenger Hunt on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap! yes I will definitely use all these goodies!!! I love the colors you chose it looks almost like a little kit! Thanks again!! Super fun! xx gabi
Poeprincess rated for Laces and ribbons swap on Jun 26, 2021
Comment: Beautiful laces! I love the story about the vintage pieces. Thank you so much for such a great selection.
Comment: Thank you for my ATC kit. It's very beautiful and you can never go wrong with blue. It's my fave color.
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful kit! I love the presentation and the paper bag folio you made to keep it organized! I have never seen that done and I love it!
Comment: Love this swap so much! Thank you for all of the great ephemera, the selection was fantastic!!
Sequoia183 rated for CH: Inspire Me Kit - June on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Oh this wants me to skip straight to fall do not pass go do not collect summer! I love it
Comment: I have never had a billion dollar bill - I feel like a politician !
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic supplies. Everything in the beautiful envelope is something I can use. I'm even using the outer envie in my journal -- it is so lovely.
Lisapotterylady rated for CH - Tin full of Tinies! on Jun 10, 2021
Comment: What a delightful tin full of goodies! When I saw your name on the return address I knew it was going to be a wonderful swap! I had fun going through the box and I also enjoyed putting this swap together. I hope you host more of them.
Comment: Thank you so much for the stuffed envelope! I'm always amazed with the beautiful envelopes swappers create, your envelope is so beautiful!
Comment: Quadruple Hearts, Joyce!! πŸ˜πŸ–€πŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ’œLove, love, love my new Poe ATC. Thanks so much!!
debtea2 rated for TFT-Vintage ATC & Tea on May 26, 2021
Comment: I just love it its so me thank you so much you are a wonderful swapper
LauraM540 rated for CH - A Bunch of Black on May 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much, I look forward to creating some cool crafts with the goodies you sent!

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user6937 on Jul 21, 2021:

The Menagerie tag as arrived - thanks for all the bee items; I even kept the Washi tape and the ends of your note - I'll be able to use them all! LOVE the die-cuts :)

CariahCreates on May 28, 2021:

Thank you for all of the great PL goodies from the I collect tag!

ImnotDorothy on May 10, 2021:

Hi Joyce,

I just received the playing cards for the forum tag: Swap Tag US - Rated Swappers Only! These are great. I have never seen the foil ones before. I can’t wait to use them. Thank you for the extras too.

DeAnnaVarela on Mar 6, 2021:

Thank you for angeling the Creepy Cool ATCoins. Your master board is fabulous!

Hugs, DeAnna

PS To answer your questions, my original partner has not followed up or sent a resend. : (

DeAnnaVarela on Feb 8, 2021:


Thank you for the gorgeous "Creepy Cool" DAJ. I love the paper you made and the technique.

Thank you so very much, DeAnna

chimerix on Jan 27, 2021:

Thanks so much for the box of beads. I got them a few days ago and forgot to post. There are many useful things in there. So many pretties. Aloha

debtea2 on Dec 31, 2020:

ladyaries7 on Dec 6, 2020:

Thank you for the stationery for the "I collect" tag

LizzyJo on Nov 26, 2020:

I'm glad you're happy with your bee stuff. I was happy to share it with you.

debtea2 on Nov 14, 2020:

Put a little Pumpkin spice in your life

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