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Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: August 19, 2022

Country: United States
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[Updated 6-9-22]
Hello from Oregon! I look forward to swapping with you. My rating is very important to me. Please let me know if you do not receive a swap or if I've failed to meet your expectations. I want to make it right.

Who am I? I am Christian and trust in God for eternal life through his Son, Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord.

Oregon is my home. I've lived here all my life except for a few years in the San Francisco Bay area. Couldn't wait to return to Oregon. I'd prefer the Oregon coast, actually, but I'd miss all my friends here.

I've been retired since 2008. My DH passed in Oct 2014.

I have one very spoiled cat Tinkerbell. She will be 17 this spring (2021) She is my loving companion.

Before isolation, I enjoyed tag sales, thrift stores, and flea markets. Most of my days are now full of socializing on the computer and crafting. I enjoy making cards and collages.

Themes I enjoy

Birds, chickens, owls, cats, vintage toys & images are my fave images. I'm a child at heart, whimsical and playful, but not Disney. Love the 40s & 50s book pages.

My very favorite postcards to collect are dressed animals and birds with umbrellas.

I also collect unusual canceled postage stamps, and single swap playing cards (especially unusual jokers).

Wish List

Think handmade, vintage, part packages, gently used from your stash first. Other people's trash is my treasure.

I tend to prefer bold or muted colors over primary and pastel colors. I also like "unexpected" color combinations.

For flat surprises, I can use:

  • Handmade or altered paper, painted, splatters, Gelli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Swap cards and/or Return address labels
  • Christian-themed stickers with scripture.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D types
  • Retro and Victorian pictures or phrases cut from books, magazines.
  • Anything handmade by you.
  • Vintage single playing cards (collect jokers and interesting pictures)

CANNOT USE

I try to be thankful for any gift received, but some things just don't work for me due to my allergies: perfumes, soaps, lotions, candles, and some foods.

Tea and coffee samples are fine.

Although I'm a Christian I don't care for crosses, pictures of Christ, or most Christian imagery. I prefer items with scripture and a flower or other non-religious pictures.

I don't celebrate Halloween and also don't care much for Santas.

I can enjoy most Victorian Steampunk, Gears, Owls, etc., but I do not care for the dark side of steampunk, skulls, death, etc.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you beautiful postcard and perfect scripture! God bless you
Response: I'm happy your enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
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Comment: Thank you! I like the dog pc.
Response: Thank you for joining these I spy swaps and for the heart rating.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Celebrate Lighthouse Day on Aug 13, 2022
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Comment: Fabulous, loved the envelope and everything you sent. Have a blessed day!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. Happy August swapping.
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Comment: Thank you for all the great die cuts!! I needed inspiration to make 2 birthday cards and now I have it :) Enjoy the rest of the summer!!
Response: Thank you for joining this swap and the rating with a heart. I'm happy they arrived safely and that you can use them right away.
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Comment: I loved your beautiful flower butterfly pc! It is fun to make homemade ones too! I enjoy receiving both! Great verse! I am enjoying these pc swaps! Thanks for doing them!
Response: I'm happy you liked the postcard. Thank you for joining the swap and for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous envelope and the nice envelope of goodies.
Response: You are very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
susieq40 rated for RSC: Stamp a dog or cat card on Jul 26, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cute cat. That’s about I look some days. Sorry I forgot to rate you. Hugs
Response: I'm so relieved you received it. Thank you for the rating with a heart.
ArtyBeth3 rated for RSC: Pretty Paper Scraps Cards on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: I loved your Friends Forever green paper scraps card! We chose the same color to create with. 😀 We haven’t been riding our bikes this year, but we’ve done some rock hounding, and camping. Be joyful always. 💜
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card I made. We both seem to like green and teal colors. Thank you for the heart rating. Camping sounds perfect for the nice weather we've had this summer. The campgrounds were always about 10 degrees color than Portland as I remember. Blessings.
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard with its reminder of God's care for his creation including us. I constantly marvel at the beautiful variety of flowers and birds He created for us. In this time of living in such a messed up society, it is a very encouraging and comforting truth. God is in control!
Response: Thank you for the nice comments and a heart rating. Praise our creator and Lord.
rarjones rated for RSC: Pretty Paper Scraps Cards on Jul 19, 2022
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Comment: I like the banner scrap card- ty. The stickers are so pretty too. Happy summer swapping!
creativeseconds rated for AADC Card with 3-D die cut on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: Your card is beautiful!! Thank you so much ~ I'm going to keep it as a journal spot along with the postcard for my journal :) I love them both :)
Response: I'm so happy you like the card and postcard well enough to add them to your journal. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Hello Card on Jul 11, 2022
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Comment: Another one of your cards that I just love. I have that stamp set with the telephone but, love that you stamped a couple hello's on it. Very clever. Thank you for the other stamped images for me to use.
Response: I'm glad you like the card and perhaps it gave you a new idea to use with your stamp set. Thank you for the heart rating.
BeckyG56 rated for CF - God Bless America on Jul 2, 2022
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Comment: Very patriotic card. I would love to have my mantle decorated that way! I think kids in our school district, maybe elementary age, still repeat the pledge. At our AWANA club meetings, the kids repeat the pledge to the Christian and American flags. I will have to read the history of the pledge. Thanks for the tuck ins,especially the stamps, I just ran out!!
Response: Thank you for joining the swap. I'm glad you enjoyed your swap. And, thank you for the nice rating with a heart. You may want to stock up on postage before it increases early this month.
24Donna rated for CF: Send a Summer post card on Jul 2, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! Looks so refreshing! Blessings
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart rating. Enjoy the holiday weekend.
BusyB rated for AADC - 3 D die cuts embellishments on Jun 28, 2022
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Comment: Fantastic as always! Love your creativity on these and I'm glad you wrote to me about the challenge of coming up with creative ideas for these. I'm there with you. Lol Have one or two more swaps to finish before heading to the post office. Thank you for the fun swap and challenging me to think outside the box. :) Hope you're staying cool!
Response: I'm happy the bumpy envelope arrived safely and you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for your nice rating with a heart. I'm glad we have cooler temps today!
BeckyG56 rated for CF - Bible Lesson #1 on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for your insight into prayer. I love the envelopes, and the stamped tissue paper. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. I'm glad you liked the stamped airmail papers.
Kitty2cats rated for Altered Music Sheet on Jun 18, 2022
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Comment: Hi Joan, Thank you so much for the beautiful altered music art! That’s a fun idea to make it a postcard. The butterfly image on the music paper is simply stunning. How nice of you to include the Dutch windmill! That will be a blast to assemble. I enjoyed reading your letter. Yes, my parents blessed me with a lovely name…Holly Jonelle…I’m not a Christmas baby but I was born on a special day….Ground Hog’s Day, HA! Mom told me that dad named the first 2 kids in the family and she was going to name the third😊 thanks again!
Response: You just made my day with your cheerful rating. I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. I had fun putting it together for you. Thank you for the heart rating.
Tatiruth624 rated for RSC - Fresh Fruit in June on Jun 17, 2022
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Comment: Love the card and the extra die cuts. Really appreciate it.
Response: Enjoy! Thank you for joining the swap and the heart rating.
DragonflyDaisy rated for USA URCF - Yay, it's MAY! on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Joan, thank you for the beautiful moth ATC and the fun extras you sent too. The card is beautiful too! Definitely happy mail! 😁 Thanks for joining my swap. See you in the swaps again soon!
Response: So happy you liked the swap. Thank you for hosting fun swaps and the nice rating with a heart.
explore rated for AADC - C A T Scavenger Hunt on Jun 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for putting together this big package of die cuts for me. It must have been a lot of work! This is the first time I joined a scavenger hunt swap and I was surprised that hunting for stuff and deciding what to include takes way more time than making a piece of art. Thank you so much for your time and effort! I will use them to create notecards. Some of the ones you sent (e.g. telephone and typewriter) are the biggest die cuts that I have ever seen. LOL.
Response: I'm glad you can use what I sent. The telephone and other large cuts are the older large platform dies. The cut cardboard, fabric and foam. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. Happy crafting!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Byn0604 on Jun 19, 2022:

Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

jump ups flowers

DragonflyDaisy on May 26, 2022:

You are so sweet! Thank you for the birthday wishes! 🥳

123Poggy123 on Apr 26, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful floral envelopes you made. I will definitely need to learn how to use my board because I love your envelopes. Thank you also for the postage stamps & mailing labels. What a wonderful RAK. You certainly made my day. Thank you.

snailmaillover on Mar 5, 2022:

Hello :) Just wanted to say thank you for the nice card and stickers you sent for the boys! Thankful for you! Praying for you this evening!

BusyB on Feb 14, 2022:

Happy Valentines Day from me and the cat! :) Bonnie

Animatarian on Feb 9, 2022:

Thanks so much for the Beautiful Valentine Card and all the fun hearts and other "goodies". Your are so sweet to remember me.

djcamp04 on Feb 5, 2022:

🎂🎈Thank you so much for the birthday die cuts from the AADC’s tag game! Live all the different cuts and the colors are great!!! ❤️

hollycm6 on Dec 23, 2021:

Thank you!!!! FOR my birthday gift!!! I love it!

Animatarian on Dec 16, 2021:

Joan, Thanks soooo much for the absolutely beautiful Christmas card and the lovely gold deer! Will be such fun to use and are so striking. Thanks again, PattyB

supersquirrel on Dec 6, 2021:

WONDERFUL vintage Christmas ephemera I received from your AADC: November RAK. Such truly amazing items. Thank you so much 🎄🐿️🎄

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