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Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: June 17, 2021

Country: United States
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[Updated 2-22-21]
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 LOL.

I tend to prefer bold or muted colors over primary and pastel colors. Yellow and lime green are faves for all seasons. 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.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:

Ratings

suepier rated for WIYM: Unique PC #6 on Jun 12, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart : )
susieq40 rated for RSC: Text from a book on Jun 12, 2021
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Comment: My card is absolutely gorgeous, great job...what dies did you use? Thank you so much for the extras..ā¤ļøā¤ļøā¤ļøā¤ļø
Response: I'm glad you like the card. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. The die set is Sizzix Framelits Layered Ovals #663510 The only draw back are the holes to punch out.
mchesser12 rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup JUNE USA on Jun 12, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards. I do keep all the ones I receive in the mail. I have them divided into different categories.
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Comment: Thank you for the scripture card and the e-mail about the thoughts behind God's provision of salvation. I also liked the cuttings from security envelopes - very nice and will be fun to use. Many blessings!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the things I sent. Thank you for the rating with a heart. God bless.
Sweetrizzo44 rated for UHM: Odd Holiday Postcards June on Jun 10, 2021
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Comment: Joan - thank you for the lovely post cards. I do not have any of these in my own collection. They made me smile. Keep on swapping!!!
Response: They arrived quickly. I'm glad you liked them. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. Happy summer to you.
Heirloom rated for UHM: Summer Solstice Mail Art on Jun 8, 2021
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Comment: What a fabulous swap, Joan. I love that yellow envelope, and your letter hit all the right notes. Thanks also for the stamps and the beautiful HM postcard. (Now I know what a master board is.) šŸŒ· šŸŒ· šŸŒ·
Response: Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. I'm so happy you liked the swap. I enjoyed putting it together for you. There are different kinds of masterboards. I enjoy stamping on lightweight cardboard also, especially those 12x12 stiff, white sheets on the back of the pads. I enjoy the aspect of not planning ahead and the artistic surprises when I cut it up.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Sunflowers on Jun 1, 2021
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Comment: Joan - I love this card! The background paper is so cute, and I love how you layered everything. You did a great job!! Thank you very much, and thank you for joining this swap!
Response: Thank you for the rating with a heart Tami. I had fun stamping that background and want to do more, but maybe fewer bees. I'm glad I joined up for this swap.
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Comment: Thanks for a great card and the stamped envelope! I'll use the stamped images, too!
Response: I'm happy you liked your swap. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
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Comment: Such a pretty deco envie and love all the birdies! Thank you.
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely and you like the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
susieq40 rated for RSC - Sender's Choice on May 22, 2021
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Comment: Love that cute little card, specially the saying fits perfect.....kind of like people..each have our own personna...have a great summer. Hugs
Response: I'm glad you liked the card. Thank you for the great rating with a heart. God bless.
DixieDiane rated for CF: Mail Art Flowers on May 21, 2021
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Comment: Thank you the great swap
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart rating.
LadyJo rated for CF: Color Swap Purple on May 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome purple things! I love the cards! Well, everything I can surely use ! A great purple swap!
Response: I'm glad it got to you fairly quickly and you like the swap. Thank you for the heart rating.
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Comment: Thanks for the cute dancing chicken images you added to my profile page.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating!
123Poggy123 rated for RSC - Something Playful (Edited) on May 12, 2021
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Comment: I am soooo glad I joined this swap & that you were my partner. This card with the monkey blowing bubbles is simply adorable. I know a Grandson who is going to love this card. Thank you very much.
Response: I'm so glad you like the card. Thank you for joining in the fun!
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Comment: Guess what? The first swap arrived today!!! Iā€™m so speechless. I love JFK & Jackie Kennedy. Those PCs are priceless!!!! TYSVM!!!!!!! I wish I could give you more than 1 heart.
Response: I am so glad the swap showed up and you liked it. I had forgotten what I sent but now I'm really, really glad it wasn't lost since you like the PCs so much. The resend is all different. I hope it makes it also. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
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Comment: Thank you so much! I love all the dog stuff!
Response: Great! Thank you for the heart rating. Woof Woof
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Mail Art to match stamp! on Apr 24, 2021
5
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Comment: I love the new coffee stamps and how you showcased them in your mail art and on the items you made me. Love the colorful coffee cup paper too!! I was enjoying all of it as I sat with my afternoon cup of coffee. Thank you for choosing the coffee theme!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
Hunbun rated for RSC - Birthday Card on Apr 19, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the re-send. The mail system has been dismal lately; I appreciate you following up so quickly. The card is adorable and the extra background papers are beautiful!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I'm glad you liked the card and do hope the first one eventually shows up.
123Poggy123 rated for UHM: Something with legs card on Apr 19, 2021
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Comment: I love this watercolor card with whimsical birds. I know just who to send it to. Thank you for the stamped envelope. Such a wonderful swap. Thank you.
Response: I'm so glad you like it. Thank you for the top rating and nice comments.
clutterfree rated for CF: Spring Postcard on Apr 16, 2021
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Comment: Joan...love this PC...You were very creative with this swap and made it super unique!! Thanks for the reminder with scripture that we may not understand His purposes but we can TRUST His promises! Happy Spring friend....
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1319 337 341
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1176 1363 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

grammypammy on May 15, 2021:

WnWHS ~ Dance Like a Chicken Day ~ Profile Deco

Thanks for joining this swap & please rate me.

Hugs, Pam

Swan on Apr 20, 2021:

Thank you for the postcard with matching stamp for my birthday!

clutterfree on Mar 30, 2021:

Joan. ..what an awesome SURPRISE your RAK was...I really enjoyed your wonderful letter on the super cute spring flower paper!!! You are so thoughtful and generous sending me fun paper crafting supplies to inspire and bless me and I loved all the fun SPRING stamped images on the mailing envelope. ..you truly brought JOY to my day!! Happy SPRING and Easter BLESSINGS dear praying friend....Charlene

Animatarian on Feb 11, 2021:

Joan, Thank you so much for the sweet valentine (and included inside the "ewe" one!). Thanks, too, for the encouraging words. I'm doing better, seems like it's been a lot longer than 2 weeks since my surgery, but slowly I'm gaining strength! I appreciate so much your support and prayers!! Take care, stay healthy!!

kittyhahahotbot on Feb 14, 2019:

SCORE! lol The Tower Records postcard! OMgosh!

supersquirrel on Dec 13, 2016:

Just completed the MAE - I spy a kitty kat. My first event since joining MAE. It was a blast - a swap I truly enjoyed. Thank you for hosting such a fun event.

TamiHope on Sep 4, 2016:

wolfeagle on Jan 30, 2012:

Thinking of you two. Hope all is going well and you are back at home, recooperating nicely.

And if you ever want to play Words with friends, which is like Scrabble, then let me know. I would Scrabble with you but I'm not on Facebook.

ginabee on Sep 28, 2011:

LindyLuLu on Jun 24, 2011:

Joan, What a blessing you sent my way. I really felt like I "toured" the Columbia River...the postcards are wonderful. Now I will be challenged to see what I can come up with for you! Thank you so much for the RAK and making my day.

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