Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2021 12:43 am


Date Joined: July 4, 2014
Last Online: September 26, 2021
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Linda and I'm a mixed-media artist, instructor, and designer, teaching mostly to women, but occasionally men. I specialize in paper arts, but also books & journals, dolls, wearable art, and assemblage projects. I live in a small town in NC, and love to travel & shop at antique stores for supplies to use in my class kits. I also love to crochet while watching TV.

Things I Collect

I've been collecting rubber stamps for 40+ years, and prefer wood mounted over cling, though I own thousands of both.

I love sending & receiving decorated and handmade envelopes through the mail! Everything leaving my house is in a decorated envelope whether it's going to the IRS or a donation to the SPCA.

More fascinations I collect: handmade envelopes, foreign vocabulary cards, vintage postage stamps, antique ledger books, Tarot cards and assorted ephemera like old tickets, receipts, letters, deeds, and postcards to use in my art. I also own 5 vintage manual typewriters and have never used any of them.

I especially enjoy swapping postcards of all kinds. Those are some of my favorite swaps, especially vintage and b&w PC's.

A favorite collection: my old black & white photographs, mostly of women and groups of women, laughing and doing silly things, that I use on my journal pages, adding captions of witty sayings.

I love making journals of all shapes and sizes and then filling them with cheerful as well as unusual ephemera and rubber stamped images. I have multiple smash books, junk journals & art journals and love all the new, bright, cheerful supplies and pockets to adorn my pages.


I do a great bit of travel to teach classes, but also because we love sightseeing. We bought a new 2017 Mercedes Winnebago so we get to see far more of this great country. Road trips here we come!

I've been to England 3 times and France once. Would love to visit England again.


My favorite number is 14. Do me a favor. If you've read this far down my profile, please include the number 14 on whatever you send me. Write it, stamp it, cut the numbers off the page of a magazine or book. Tape it down, use a glue stick, or slip it loose in an envelope. Sending a PC? You can still add it on there somewhere. Let's see if I'm clever enough to find it and mention it when I rate you. Wanna play?

I love to read, preferring mysteries or humorous fiction.

Halloween is my favorite holiday, and I like both cute and scary.

Christmas means snowmen, lots & lots of snowmen!

Favorite color: Yellow Every room in my home is a shade of yellow, mostly a creamy butter shade of the palest yellow.

I collect unique pigs: multiple wire and metal pig baskets that hold face clothes in the guest bath & plants in the kitchen. My favorites are pig wind chimes my brother sent me from his 25 years in England.

My studio is filled with beautiful little bowls to hold beads, rubber bands, clips and embellishments. I find them in thrift & antique stores for $1-$2 each.

This and That

I have a 700+ sq. ft. studio filled with art I've made, far too many supplies, and art I've received. Since joining swap-bot my boxes of mail art are overflowing, which is a good thing!

I'm now making envelopes from old topography maps, calendar pages, book pages and scrapbook paper just to keep up with the amount of mail I have going out daily.

I own more than a dozen different sets of alphabet rubber stamps and use those often on my mail art.

My love of swapping!

Oh my, it's now been six years of incredible swapping! Thanks to everyone who has sent me fabulous swaps and rated me graciously when you've received one of mine that meant a lot to you. Here's to another great year!!

All my mail is carried to the post office for weight and postage verification whether it’s questionable or not.

Wish List

I love anything handmade! I've received coasters and 2 tote bags that I treasure from partners on Swap-bot. I don't sew and therefore love that someone would take the time to make me a gift with their talents.

In winter months I like plain hot chocolate and keep mini marshmallows on hand for a cup most evenings, and I like warm & fuzzy socks.

I love vintage linens such as mismatched napkins and tablecloths that we can use when we're camping. I love the little scented sachets I see on Pinterest and etsy made from vintage linens but don’t own any.

We have a one year old male black Scottish Terrier named Beemer after hubby’s BMW so anything with the black Scottie motif is always welcome.

I love birds, bees, butterflies, dragonflies, and botanicals. Anything from stickers to postcards or book pages of illustrations would be much appreciated. I also love handmade envies of all shapes and sizes. Small scraps of sturdy decorative papers for punching and banners and altering are also welcomed. And if you make decorated bookmarks, pockets or layered embellishments, I’d love to be the recipient of your talents!

Quick Note

Please don’t send book pages, used postage stamps, or brand new faux ephemera. I have an abundance of antique & foreign books and 5 extra large wooden cigar boxes overflowing with vintage foreign stamps. Instead tell me if I can send some of those your way! I shop antique stores constantly for true vintage paper ephemera to use in class kits so have plenty to share.

Having said that, if you make something for me that includes these items or has ink distressed edges, I’ll be thrilled to receive them to display in my studio or add to the pages of my journals.


carol rated for Book you like PC #2 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Love the vintage card! And also Dick Francis books too! My brother, a fellow mystery lover turned me on to those years ago. I am pretty sure I've read them all, but they deserve a 2nd reading, and I'm old enough now that I probably won't even remember the plot anyway! lol! [email protected]
Comment: Love the postcard, so pretty! It's definitely cooler here, in the 70's instead of hot and humid as it was all summer. Thank goodness!
bb2 rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes! on Sep 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelopes with labels and sealing tape. You put a lot of extra work into this swap and I appreciate it. I love the little book page extra too! Happy swapping.
Response: Glad you were pleased. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: What a beautiful postcard! I love fall and your card will remind me of why I love fall. In California, I will not get to see the leaves change in October like other states. If there are any leaves that change, it won't happen until November/December. Take care and keep on swapping!
Response: Thanks for the rating. Fall is my favorite season and I bought several cards last year on our travels, including the one I shared with you. So glad you liked it.
Comment: Thanks for the postcards!
shirleyinCA rated for SMSUSA: Pretty Envelopes! on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: A great swap from you as always! Fun envelope and beautiful wrapping of all those great envelopes! I love the way you planned the envelopes so the wonderful quotes accompany the lovely b/w photos! Thanks also for so many additional envies of all sizes and the delightful extras- they will be fun to use on mail and in journals!
Response: Tinkled pink, as always, when I see your name as my partner. I can spend hours looking for just the right thing. And as always, thanks ever so much the kind comments and rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the water postcards and the extras too! I appreciate that!
Response: Happy to share. Thanks for the rating.
2Hearts rated for FTLOC#1-Self-made envelopes-US on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: HOW can I give 10 hearts here? LOL.... your package was over the top with wonderfulness! Thank you!!
Response: Yippee! So happy and thanks for the rating.
XwattsX rated for 9 things on Sept 9 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: war rations! thank you!! i have one teensy booklet that i've been...rationing...out over several years - they are fascinating to me. thank for for this amazing package!!
Response: I love them too. I own several books of rations bought at an antique store in Columbus OH years ago and 2 boxes of the red coin rations, one of which is still full, found at the Liberty Antique Festival here in NC years ago. Glad to know someone else loves them too. And thanks ever so much for the rating.
Comment: thank you no problem at all
Trevismom rated for Stocking Surprises-August on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Lovely wrapping! I'm saving it for Christmas. Thank you!
Csomma827 rated for USAPC: 3-Pocket Envelopes on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Linda, I absolutely LOVE the triple pocket that you sent. Love all the vintage ephemera that you included. I do a lot with old ledger pages so I totally appreciated that. This was spot on my style.💕💕
Response: I’m so happy to hear you were pleased. Hope we swap again. And thanks for the rating.
Comment: Beautiful! Love the colors, the tuck ins, the papers you used! Thanks so much!
Response: So glad! Thanks for the rating!
Lilyhax rated for 📫3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #16 on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: I loved the Ikea card. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you! I really enjoyed your letter and will give the bookmark a go :)
minniepic rated for 📮Crazy 8’s in an Envie #1 on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Oh my what a wonderful swap❤️❤️ Thank you so very much for all your effort into this wonderful swap. I enjoyed the envelope you made, thought it was so cute. I loved your beautiful note and all the wonderful postcards. Thank you so much for brightening my day❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: You’ve made my day. Thanks for the lovely comments and the rating.
Comment: Thank you!!! :)
Jafferty rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the awesome swap. Loved your creative envelopes and all the goodies. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating. All my envelopes are different and the clerks at our tiny post office look forward to my visits every other day. Glad you were pleased too.
Tara rated for FTLOC#1--Napkin swap-US on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun napkins. And I appreciate the extra pieces 😀
Response: I’ve got tons in the attic that my husband decided to organize last month. If they ever turn up again I’ll have far more extras to share. Thanks for the rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 745 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
610 810 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
0 340 270 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 14, 2021:

Hello I got your 12 days of Christmas day 1 make up swap you didn't label your envelope with the swap info. It ws a guideline to the swap. I had to open the swap to figure out what swap it was from. Go back and read the swap requirements

bluerose3 on Jun 3, 2021:

Thank you for the swap cards included in the CPG May Stocking Stuffer. Love them!

1OldfoolPlanner on Mar 17, 2020:

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

1OldfoolPlanner on Dec 31, 2019:

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs Pam

pattiairel on Oct 23, 2018:

Pals. Patti

CurlyTea on Oct 22, 2018:

Happy Belated Birthday!

Heirloom on Oct 15, 2018:

luckycharms on Oct 14, 2018:


Login to leave a comment now!