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Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: July 19, 2024
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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Hello there!

Summer's here, so that means I am just staying indoors and counting down the days until Fall and Halloween!

My name is Joyce and I live in New York City with my DH and where I work at a paper and craft store.

I run a fun group 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!

I've completed several of the art journals I was working on. Future projects will include a new Halloween steampunk art journal and a Tea themed book 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 prefer gothic, vintage and steampunk Halloween themes.

I adore anything Jack Skeleton from Nightmare Before Christmas.

I also have a weakness for Halloween plush toys!

I especially love Bats, Vampires (Anne Rice, not Twilight) Vintage themes, classic monsters. 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 / Gothic
  • 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 / Yeti
  • 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: Realized I have to update this with some newer shows! Just finished watching a few - Station 11, Boba Fett - looking forward to Upload - Umbrella Academy

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: Hi Joyce! I got your lovely happy mail! Thanks so much for writing me a nice little note to go with it. Can't wait to try the teas. Your favorite sounds right up my alley! I also really enjoyed the stickers you sent. I don't have very many like them in my stash so can't wait to put them to good use too! Thanks again!! Happy swapping and take care. :)
Comment: What gorgeous stickers and yummy-sounding teas, thank you so smuch!
Vanna rated for Sticker sheets swap 2 Of 2 on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you
blinger2008 rated for Sticker sheets swap 2 Of 2 on Jun 17, 2024
Comment: love the stickers. thank you!!
matt319 rated for Stuff The Mailbox - Halloween on May 31, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much!!
mrscharlesallen rated for Crafty Challenge ~ TA on Apr 7, 2024
Comment: Beautiful job on the card I love it. Everything blends perfectly. Do you make cards and sell them.
Response: I'm so glad you loved the card. I used to make cards to sell but I stopped a few years ago to focus on other crafts.
Comment: Hi Joyce! How precious was the little card with gnomes and mushrooms! Oh! I loved it. Thank you for the teas and quote about glitter glue. I was glitter glue girlie in elementary school. I had to have the pink Elmer's glitter glue. Thank you and have a beautiful spring season!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely inspiration quote and tea. Excited to try these flavors soon πŸ˜ŠπŸ’œ
turtles27 rated for Harry Potter Ephemera swap on Mar 20, 2024
Comment: Absolutely love all of the goodies!! So jealous that you get to shop at the store in NYC!! I guess I should be grateful to live near Universal although sadly I've only gone twice. Will definitely have to check out the new park when it opens! Thank you so much!!
amyduff rated for Envie full of Black on Feb 29, 2024
Comment: Awesome envie of black items! Love that spiderweb embossed paper! Thanks so much!
groundhogstamper rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #6 on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: You sure did make me "Happy" with this swap! I love your note and all of the goodies you sent. I'm not sure which I like best as each one is unique and beautiful...I love the cross stitched hearts and the bunny but maybe the pussywillows, as it brought back memories of living in Michigan where we had pussywillows in our backyard. Thank you for a fun swap and good memories.
Comment: Thank you for the variety of pattern paper. I will definitely be using them in my upcoming projects. Thank you so much and happy swapping :)
Comment: Gorgeous!!!!! Thank you.
Comment: I'm in love with the home made card! it's toooo cute! We are near the same age, I need to get that discount program! LOL Yes, I am an hour away from Sav. I grew up there. Such a great swap! Thank you!!
Comment: great items - many thanks!
Comment: Love it! Thanks for all the wonderful goodies!
Mistyinltown rated for Halloween Happy Mail #1 on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Happy Belated Birthday! Also that sounds awesome to see The Cursed Child on Broadway! Thank you for all the great goodies!
Comment: Thank you! I love it!
kradke rated for Tea & Inspiration Swap~ February 2024 on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card and teas! :)
Comment: Love the cat with the heart eyes! The ghost stickers are too cute too! Thank you so much for hosting such a fun swap!

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ultracinematik on Apr 15, 2024:

Thank you for the fun little stash of Halloween stickers. I especially like the silvery ghost, and am excited with all the teeny tiny ones. πŸ‘»

LauraM540 on Apr 8, 2024:

Thanks so much for the fun envelope of Halloween stickers!

tcornell on Apr 2, 2024:

Thank you for the lovely package that you sent for the "I Collect- Send to The Person Above You" tag! :)

chimerix on Feb 7, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful Dr. Who items. The stickers are great and I do love, LOVE the tardis ribbon. Aloha

kittyhahahotbot on Oct 10, 2022:

For the gal doing the black cat swap. LOL

Byn0604 on Jul 12, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome Random Envie tag items, I love everything you sent, and have ideas for using a couple things already!

kittyhahahotbot on Jan 14, 2022:

soyprincesa2 on Jan 12, 2022:

I am so sorry to read that your father is unwell. You do whatever you need to do to be there for your family and to preserve your own physical and mental health. Sending hugs and prayers! Maggie

Poohtat on Jan 12, 2022:

Just wanted to say I am thinking of you and your family. Prayers and positive thoughts for you and your family.

litlpaint on Nov 23, 2021:

Thank you for including me in your group!! Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Please include me in your drawing! Thanks!

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