Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 9:47 pm


Date Joined: January 26, 2008
Last Online: August 18, 2022
Birthday: February 26
Country: United States
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My View on Swapping

I take my swapping very seriously, I like to read my partners profile to get a sense of who they are and will always try to send things that will make them smile!

If for some reason you do not get a package from me, please pm me and I will resend. If for some reason I would ever be late, I will always pm you before the send date.

About Me

6/24/22 Update: I just wanted to let everyone know that my Mom passed away this week and I am running behind on things. I hope to get back on top of things as soon as I get things settled. Thank you for understanding.

**2022 word of the year: Organize”

**Favorite Quote: “A real friend is someone who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” -Walter Witchell

I’ve been swapping now since Feb. 2008. I am totally addicted and have made many new friends. I love to surprise my Swap-Bot friends with RAKs and cards.

I'm a homemake who has been married for 39 years to my best friend Mike. We have 2 grown children, a beautiful grandson and adorable grandaughter. We have 3 fur babies, 2 german shepherds and a cat. We have a Harley and love to ride through the parkway when it's nice out. I have a beautiful craft room that my husband built me to do my crafting in.

My favorite colors are green and purple.

Favorite Books

I love to read science fiction and thriller/suspense books. My favorite book series is the Xanath series by Piers Anthony. Some other authors that I like are Patricia Cornwell, Johnathan Kellerman, Robin Cook and James Patterson.

I am currently on a Robin Cook kick. I really enjoy his style of writing.

Favorite Movies

I like action/adventure, comedy and science fiction movies.

Favorite Crafts

Since joining swap-bot I have had the pleasure of being exposed to artist and art that I had never seen before. The level of craftsmanship still amazes me and makes me want to explore my own talents. I have just started playing around with junk journals. I also enjoy making postcards, atc's, bookmarks, and decorating envies.

Things I like

-Some themes I like: Birds, Fish, Dinosaurs, Animals, Mushrooms, Science Fiction, Bugs & Lizards

-Pretty Stickers (both loose and sheets)

-Used Postage Stamps & Airmail Labels

-Handmade postcards

-Rubber Stamps

-Small Embellishments

-Receiving swaps in decorated envelopes

-Ephemera of all kinds



-Colored Pens

-Sticky Note pads

-Fun Office supplies (I have a strange obsession with office supplies, especially fun colored ones)

-Anything made by you


@basilikum83 - Mail Art Challenge ~ Angeled by @LauraAust

@fineapple - Group AMA: Sender's Choice - June ~ Angeled by @wolfeagle


Comment: Wonderful, thank you!
Comment: Barbara I am so digging all the fun ephemera inside the envelope and especially on the envelope! I will be using that envelope in my jj for sure! Thank you 😊
Comment: Thankyou Barbara! Love your envelope and thanks heaps for the halloween pieces!❤️❤️❤️
elinor rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Postage Stamps on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great APC's, you used some lovely stamps :)
rkassman rated for HMPC: Botanical love - June on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, I love the daisies on the back particularly!
creativeseconds rated for WIYM: Handmade Bookmark Swap on Jul 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks, your sweet note, and the extras :) Enjoy your summer!
Ang rated for WIYM: Blind Envie-June on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Wow, that was the most amazingly decorated envelope I think I've received. Thanks for everything!
Comment: Love your work! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Put a Cat on it Postcard on Jul 20, 2022
Comment: What is not to love about a cat! Thank you!
KathleenHope rated for AMA: Houses PC -June on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: This is the most adorable handmade postcard ever!! I love the house, I love all the pink, I love the windows, doors, towers...❤️❤️❤️ this is going on my postcard wall!
Response: Thank you for the kind words!
aspens rated for AMMM: Junk Mail Envie Swap on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Oh my gosh, I got this in the mail and was like, wow this is decorated so cool! Imagine my surprise that it's the junk mail swap! You did an amazing job with this!! Thank you so much! Yesterday I went through my regular pile of bills mail and I always save the envelopes they send so I think I'm just gonna decorate them now with all the scraps you sent! Thank you Barbara! I hope you and your family are doing well <3
hibiscus rated for APCO: Butterfly APC Swap on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: gorgeous card! lovely and my favorite colors...very well made and designed..thank you and also for the "inside stamped envelope..." i opened it and these wonderful butterflies flew out!! thank you so much for this great swap!
TeaNi rated for SMSUSA: Ephemera in a Decorated Envie on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: thank you for a lovely assortment of vintage ephemera, and I love all the stamps you used on the envelope! Sadly it was partially ripped open on the side when it arrived, but it seemed pretty full so hopefully nothing was lost. Happy swapping! :)
Hotthreads rated for HMPC: Scavenger Hunt #2 on Jul 4, 2022
ellie rated for YTPC: Masterboard Tags on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Beautiful tags, I can't wait to use them in my new art journal. I love the die cuts and how you made the envelope. Many thanks.
camelsamba rated for AMA: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: thanks for the cheery green ephemera collage!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely trading coins! They are so awesome and I am really happy about adding them to my collection!
kittyhahahotbot rated for AMMM: Couples ATC on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Hello Barbara! Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC! So happy to have it in my collection! Also, thank you for the extra gifts too esp. that mushroom!!!!!!!!!!
warheart rated for YTPC: Simple, Simple Pockets on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Love your super pretty pockets!! They're already in my journal! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for this great pc and thanks for hosting this swap! It looks homebuilders having fun the wrangling this together! Things are going sky high here as well! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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lunatenchi on Aug 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAK #1 - 25 off Paper Themed Stamps! I love them! <3

heliogal on Jul 10, 2022:

I am so sorry to hear about your mom passing away. You have my condolences and I am sending you some healing energy your way as you grieve and take care of yourself!! I look forward to when you do come back to swapping but take all the time you need!! Sending love!!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:


sleepykitty on Jun 7, 2022:

Thank you for the May RAK #3 fussy cuts you so thoughtfully picked out for me! I'm going to have such fun using them! 💗

theshyone on Jun 1, 2022:

Thank you for May RAK #2: 50 Themed off paper International Stamps! Oh my goodness, I adored the envie, I think it is probably the most fun envie I have received to date ❤ I also loved all the stamps. My daughter and I had so much looking through all of them :D Thank you for your generosity ❤

hibiscus on Apr 29, 2022:

barbara...the black and white trio is absolutely one of the best swaps i've received in all my time in swap bot...your work is exactling and creative and i love it all...thanks so much partner...

feverfawn on Apr 25, 2022:

Oh I forgot to mention - I also really love the stamp you used to mail the envelope. I have never seen that one before. I love to cut off and save any cool postage & this cute little monster stamp is awesome! Take care!

feverfawn on Apr 25, 2022:

I got the RAK #2 3 assorted postcards w/ stamps today - thank you so much for the interesting postcards (and stamps) I love them! :)

Panda1122 on Apr 19, 2022:

Thank you @bbsporty for the RAK#1 10 Pc vintage ephemera from the RAKS USA ONLY group. Love all the items and the envelope as well. Looking forward to using the items in my junk journals. ❤️❤️❤️

rsj244 on Apr 11, 2022:

Thanks so much for the approval into your group!!! I look forward to joining swaps! :) Have a great week!!!

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