Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2021 6:43 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: October 22, 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)


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:


Comment: This one arrived, no issues! Wonderful assortment to play with! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh, good. I'm happy the mail seems to be moving again. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
Comment: Beautiful assortment of dies! Love the colors you choose the papers are gorgeous! Thanks for swapping with me:)
Response: I'm happy you like them. The paper is my absolute new favorite! Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
LadyJo rated for CF - Bible Verse on a Postcard on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard, and the encouraging verse.
turtles27 rated for UHM: Fall Mail Art โญ on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: What an amazing envelope!! So sorry you had to re-send. Thank you so much!!!
Response: I'm just happy this one arrived and you like it. Maybe the other one is hanging in a postal workers work space LOL Thank you for your patience, the rating and heart.
rarjones rated for CF - Hello Fall Greeting Card on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Wow that was an awesome idea to create removeable pumpkins! I love that idea:) Thank you for a fall greeting. Everything is so nice- ribbons, stickers, note sheets & the hm card as well:) Love swapping with you!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed your swap. Since you liked the removable pumpkin idea maybe we can make some Christmas cards with removable ornaments? Hmm . . . sounds fun. Thank you for the heart.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Black/White Plus One Color on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: I love the card, Joan! It's beautiful. And I especially love the stamped saying. Do you remember who makes that? Love it! Thanks for a great swap!
TamiHope rated for AADC - 1 to 2 oz favorites on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: Wow!! What a great assortment of die cuts. I love them, and I love what you did to them! Very inspirational. Thanks for hosting such a great swap! I'm looking forward to more swaps in this group. :-) Thanks Joan.
Response: Thank you for joining the group, the swap and for the nice rating with a heart. Hugs!
TamiHope rated for RSC - Coffee, Tea or Cocoa? on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: What a pretty card you made, Joan!! I love everything about it and have the perfect friend to send it to. Thank you very much!!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating and heart.
AnitaHames rated for RSC - O Chistmas Tree on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card! I like the sentiment inside (Happy wonderful Christmas). Thanks for the extra papers, too.
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Nnyla rated for CF - I Love Mail on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your precious note--pressed flowers! I love it! And for the goodies. I'm adding the map cards to my collection and will put the handmade envelope to good use! Thanks, too, for hosting a great swap!
Response: I'm so happy you liked everything I sent. Thank you for the top rating with a heart.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: FALL Scavenger Hunt on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Beautiful selection of items. Love the lighthouse card. Thanks Joan.
Response: I'm so glad this arrived quickly and you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Sender's Choice using Green on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank You, Joan, for such a beautiful card all in green! It is such a pretty card and I love everything about it. Thanks so much!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Recycle A Barcode on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: WOW!!! Joan, you were soooo creative with all the bar code creations you made for me - super cute! I havenโ€™t done mine yet, but Iโ€™m going to have to up my game now somehow - lol! Thank you for joining my swap and playing with me! See you in the swaps again soon! ๐Ÿ˜
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the things I made. I love creating with scraps of unusually things. I'd never thought of using a bar code so this was very fun. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for hosting the fun Christmas card swaps and for the beautiful snowflake card you made for me. I just love snowflakes! โ™ฅ
Response: I'm glad it arrived safely. Thank you for the nice rating and heart. Fall is here. Snow can't be far behind, right?
rarjones rated for RSC - Let it Snow! Christmas x 2 on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Love your card and note. You are so detailed when making cards - love the snow stamped envie included and the cutout snowman is adorable :)
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for joining and for the nice rating with a heart. Hugs.
grammypammy rated for CF: List your wishes! #2 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: You deserve more than 1 star, that's for sure! You blessed me with so many wonderful things, it was like getting a birthday and Christmas gift all in one! Thank you for the birthday card w/forever stamps, Washi samples, stamped images, Christmas themed items, (love those coloring postcards), the great variety of stickers and postcards, faith based items, small envelopes, die-cuts, and the ABC Bingo cards and the activity book (which I can use for my learning bags I make). I love and appreciate everything, thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad the package arrived safely and you like everything and will find the contents useful. Happy Birthday! And, happy swapping!
warheart rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes! on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: These are amazing!! I love the gold foil touch on these papers, you'll have to tell me where you got them!! Thank you for the extras too!
Response: I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. They were made from some of Stampin Ups new fall papers named Blackberry Beauty. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
123Poggy123 rated for RSC: Senders Choice on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Such a lovely card.
Response: I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart.
grammypammy rated for CF - Welcome to Fall postcard on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade postcard!
Response: I'm happy you liked it. Thank you for rating with a heart.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF: Mail Art Fall 2021 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: What a wonderfully decorated fall themed envelope you created for me!! Thank you!! I enjoyed the note & goodies too. Iโ€™m glad you are enjoying Lisa as your SU rep. Sheโ€™s great!!
Response: I enjoyed putting this one together for you. Thank you for the heart.

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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:

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.

LauraAust on Apr 27, 2011:

Thank you for the great April wishlist package for the CPG! Love the green bubble stickers! I also like the champagne theme stickers - they are all so cute! Thank you for thinking of me - I will put them ALL to good use! Thanks again!

DixieDiane on Apr 7, 2011:

Rec'd 4oz of paper for 5,4,3,2,1 tag @ CF-THANKS so much...I've never seen any of these before and they are WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! Love that owl scrapbag :) and cuttlebug stuff :) You just spoil me !!!!

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