Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2022 4:46 pm


Date Joined: November 10, 2008
Last Online: January 15, 2022

Country: United States


I like

  • ocean colors
  • coffee
  • lilacs and tulips
  • interesting typography
  • Craftsman style architecture; Mission style furniture
  • stories about time travel
  • outdoorsy things and nature and anything around water (beaches, rivers, and lakes). I hike and kayak, and one of my bucket list items is to thru-hike the Appalachian Trail.
  • I completed another bucket list item, running a marathon, in March 2020, just before the world shut down. Now I just walk 3 miles a day. I love being outside, unless it’s cold, wet, and windy.
  • Cats. I have 1 barn cat (a very fat tiger kitty) and 2 house cats (a lynx point and a tuxedo ragdoll). I think dogs are wonderful, too, but I no longer have the time to parent a dog.
  • Birds, especially North American songbirds and penguins.

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing and quilting. I also teach sewing to kids, and taught myself basic sewing machine maintenance and repair. I try to rescue vintage machines that are otherwise destined for the garbage heap. I have enough fabric and trims for 3 lifetimes, please don’t send me any.
  • Paper crafts. With rising postage costs, I stick to ATCs and other small, 1-stamp domestic swaps. I downsized a lot of my paper stash this year; please don’t send me any.
  • Baking. Pies and cheesecakes are my specialty. I gave away a lot of my cookware over the last few years, as I minimized my meal routine. The cookbooks are going next.



Comment: Thanks so much for the fun and glittery gift tags! I loved the various edge punches you used on them too!
Comment: I love the pumpkin ATC you made for me..thank you so much!!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. It's fun to add loved ATCs to our collections!
StitchingWitch rated for Butterfly ATC - USA only on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Love the 3D butterfly and your painting on the background is awesome. Glitter is good!
Response: I’m happy you like it. Thanks for the kind words.
theinkqueen rated for USA State Fun on Jul 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Diane, Thanks for the fun Texas facts! Love that Dish got free TV service! I never heard about the 'Mums", would love to see those! Thanks for swapping! Sharon
Response: Google “Texas Homecoming Mums.” They’re absolutely over-the-top ridiculous. Thanks for the rating.
jayneblonde002 rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely postcard.
Response: WOW that took a long time to arrive! Thanks for rating. :)
choke rated for THC: #8 Tag with Distress Color Fade on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Fabulous tag Diane! I love the old worn look you got on all of the elements. The fade (ombre, yes! why couldn't I think of that when I set up the swap?!? lol) you achieved is fabulous. Thank you too for the beautifully colored envelope that it arrived in. Thanks for another superb swap!
pne rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card, yay! And thank you for hosting this swap :)
Sammoning rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the pretty, glittery postcard! I definately share your love for sparkling lights :)
Comment: So nice to see you in a swap again! Thank you for all the glittery things you sent. I will enjoy using them. I always love a little glitter.
TiffanySmart rated for THC: 10 step ATC challenge #13 on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Love. Love. Love. Thank you!!!
Response: Oh, I'm glad! It definitely went in a different direction than I expected. haha
Caithness rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Your postcard warmed my heart today with its warm quote. I too love when all the homes start to show their twinkling lights. Have a great festive season!
kmwhatley rated for NH: Christmas Postcard on Nov 23, 2018
choke rated for THC: 10 step ATC challenge #12.5 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Diane, this pumpkin card is stunning! Is it a Tim Holtz stamp? I keep looking at the faded color effects, they're perfect! And the background looks like the perfect ground setting for autumn. Thank you so much for your wonderful creation!
Response: Not a TH stamp, just one I probably picked up at Michael's or HL.
choke rated for THC: 10 step ATC Challenge #12 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Outstanding work Diane! This was a new challenge for me too. You really found the right mix and got some lovely intensity to your color, I really struggled with that part. Thank you so much for the lovely swap, of course it will go right in my collection!
Comment: Love the tag you made! The holder you made is cool. I will be stealing this idea. :) I archived this swap and just realized I had not rated you, so sorry!
Response: I always keep my messy inked scrap papers for sleeves and envelopes. ;)
Comment: This is gorgeous!!! I love, love, love the background and want to know how you created it. Do you have a tutorial? A super tag!!! Thank you!
sherylk3 rated for NH Dog ATC on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: What a cool ATC, thanks so much.
Response: Thanks for the rating, and for joining the swap!
Bhindblueeyes rated for CS Doggo ATC on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: I love the ATC!!!!! I also loved the notecard you sent it in - super cute! PLEASE do tell me where you obtained the sleeves :) Thank you so much for hosting and giving me courage to try something new!!!
Response: I bought clear plastic sleeves at Walmart, where they keep the trading cards (usually near a register).
Sash90 rated for Blind, quick tea swap nr.5 on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: I got the teas today ❤️ Thank you so much. I‘ve never tried these flavors before and now I can‘t wait to give them a try 😊
DragnFeathers rated for NH Mail Art swap on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: This envelope is beautiful! I love the metallic. It is definitely going to be a keeper. Thank you!

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LahDeeDah on Dec 25, 2021:


sebastian122 on May 30, 2019:

Thinking of you

VivaLaDiane on Apr 17, 2019:

I love you and I miss you my friend. xoxoxo♥

Paige1900 on Feb 18, 2019:


VivaLaDiane on Dec 18, 2018:

Just letting you know I was thinking of you. Merry Christmas lady!! May 2019 be our year!!! xoxo♥

piratecaptainmo on Jul 9, 2018:

Thank you for the cool note cards you sent for the PF swap tag(US), they're great!

jukejan on Jul 1, 2018:

Here is a hug, just read your post about your pet. The compassion as the Vet's office is so wonderful!

VivaLaDiane on Jun 6, 2018:

Okay - take a break from jury dutying to go nab me Harry Styles. He's in Houston tonight I believe. Just lock him up and I will fly down and pick him up. :D :D

VivaLaDiane on May 23, 2018:

Jury duty??! I am jealous!

craftykat68 on May 18, 2018:

Thank you for your nice letter about raising chickens for the"I feel like writing about.. Penpal tag.I enjoyed reading it!!Lovely handwriting

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