Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2022 8:20 am


Date Joined: August 23, 2012
Last Online: May 14, 2022
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
my gallery
My Flickr Photos

About Me

Hello there!

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 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 am working on several altered book art journals -I just completed the Bee art journal and a steampunk owl themed book.

Thanks to all who have sent me ephemera to put into these art journals. The next one I am starting is Celestial Rabbit themed!

I am also slowly gathering items that are Harry Potter themed for an interactive book I am planning on.

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.


babyblues65 rated for The Dark Side DAJ 7 on May 3, 2022
Comment: Hello Joyce!!! Oh I just love what you created for DAJ 7!!! This was my first ever swap of this kind and man it challenged me to conceptualize how to put it together, I'm not great at doing that, I kind of just let things emerge. It was good to challenge the brain! I love your idea of the fold out, and the paper you used is so fabulous!! Thank you for the amazing DAJ I'm so excited to have a completed journal at the end of the year!!! Have a great summer!!!
YooperHill rated for OATCs: Tea on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: Yes, thank you for the nicely done swap! Your envy was great too!
bethe rated for WED: Sticker Swap - US on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of weird and cool stickers! What a fun swap. Happy Spring!
Mimi7 rated for Lucky Number 13 ATC Challenge on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Hi Joyce I love the ATC you made for me. Yes it was a challenge, but such a fun challenge!! Thanks and thanks for all the lovely extras!
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous Halloween Tassel - I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so very much - it will make my Halloween Journal look amazing - thank you, darla
Comment: Thank you for the fun swap. Also for the post card!
addieixmarie rated for The Dark Side DAJ 6 on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Joyce, OMG!! I just ADORE the DAJ page that you made for this swap!! I seriously am obsessed with it! Thank you so so much! I am also excited to put my book together as well and I am just loving this swap:) Everything about this DAJ page that you made is amazing. It all flows together so nicely and it is so well put together! I can't get enough of it!! Thank you so much again<3
DeAnnaVarela rated for Dark Paperclip Dangles on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous dangles. I've hung them up above my desk so I can admire them instead of putting them in my journal.
bostianh rated for CH: Goodies De-Stash on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: Wow thank you so much for the great collection of beautiful items! I am so excited to use the items in my crafting adventures. So many beautiful things, I especially love the beautiful ephemera pieces, fabrics, and cat stickers I have never before seen.😻
toni rated for Spring Scrap Attack for two! on Mar 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending such pretty goodies!
MamaD rated for The Dark Side DAJ 2 on Mar 9, 2022
Comment: Joyce, I absolutely LOVE the pages! It is fantastic! Thank you so very, very much for the wonderful swap!!
DeAnnaVarela rated for The Dark Side DAJ 5 on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for another great DAJ. I'm glad you're enjoying this series and I look forward to themes you will host. Hugs, DeAnna
Comment: Thanks for the great set of journal cards. I know they’ll be right at home in my journal pages. Great idea for a swap.
Begokschaf rated for QUICK! I need a love potion! on Feb 23, 2022
Comment: Cute tag pocket. I love what you created!
AceInBeautyland rated for The Dark Side DAJ 4 on Feb 13, 2022
Comment: Very nice DAJ, Your artwork reminds me of a cold case file, I love it. Thank you so much.
addieixmarie rated for Exquisite Corpse-LEGS ATC on Feb 11, 2022
Comment: Joyce, thank you SO much for the wonderful Dracula legs that you sent me! I also just adore the cute little Halloween card you sent it in as well:) I love how my entire Exquisite Corpse looks all together, this was such a fun swap series! I love his pointy boots and love the gold you put on them as well! I can't thank you enough but, thank you again, so very much! Addie<3
ItaliaGirl863 rated for Exquisite Corpse-HEAD ATC on Feb 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks Joyce for the resend! I absolutely LOVE my !!corpse head! Happy 2022!
Comment: Again, so many apologies for the late rate. It is an absolutely beautiful piece.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
Kraftylady777 rated for The Good Stuff #1 on Feb 3, 2022
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1315 256 266
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1103 1434 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
32 292 779 0
View all


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!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


debtea2 on Aug 29, 2021:

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. : (

Login to leave a comment now!