Swap-bot Time: May 12, 2021 1:51 pm


Date Joined: October 28, 2008
Last Online: March 7, 2014
Birthday: May 25
Country: United States
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About Me

****Hi to all who care...I have been totally depressed since the middle of May. I really don't want to go into all of it but, I am alive. I feel horrible about the swaps that I owe. I promise I will get them sent. I've just really had a bad, bad time of things, you know, anything that has to do with living. I promise I will get them all caught up very soon. I am so very sorry about this, this is the worst my depression has been in many years, I am so sorry.*****

:::I am so sorry, but my laptop crashed. I bought a new laptop so I'm on over-load with all the different how-to's. Please, please work with me on my swaps. Some are running late but I will get trhem all out by Tuesday.: :Okay, not that I should have to explain this, but I have many major disabilities. I have an enlarged heart, high blood pressure, Chrone's disease, IBS, progressive rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia, congestive heart failure, and diabetes; these are the ones we are trying to control with medication. Now on to the really difficult ones: PTSD there's much, much more to this that I will not post.. I have Chronic re-occurring depression, panic attacks, anxiety, agoraphobia. So some times, sometimes I simply have things that get in the way of time, such is I can't remember what time I need to pick up our grandson from Pre-K so my husband and sister have to call me. Or I'll be going down the road and completely forget where I am going and have to pull over. Most often I just head back home. I have missed doctors appointmentsts for myself and for our grandson. So going to post office can become quite an ordeal for me. I can't go anywhere by myself.I truly believe that the people I swap with the most often.... I don't know, you all feel like friends, I also have dependent personality disorder. *** So with all that said sometimes I do miss the end date for swaps. My husband, God bless him, does his best to take my mail to the post office for me.***

My Vision Statement includes Faith, truth, honesty, love, caring, and compassion. For it is without my faith that I stumble and fall. Truth from within myself to myself. Honesty with all I come in contact with, whether in person or on-line (Swap bot). Love makes our lives continue. A caring person is always available to help others. Compassion allows me to grow and learn, follow and teach.

My Mission Statement: I do not lie, cheat, or steal and will not tolerate is around me or the people I love. I am often weak minded toward myself (major depression) but I strive to improve myself upon reaching any stumbling block. Making a difference for this, my life and the lives of others. To stand strong and endure what life throws my way by trusting in my Lord, listening to him and doing the very best I can to follow the direction that he gives me.

I fear failure. I don't judge people of other faiths or beliefs but would prefer not to receive witchcraft, tarot cards, Wicca, etc. as I will not keep it in my home. My God is a mighty God and Jesus is my Savior.

Favorite Books

Any Beverly Lewis,

Family orientated story lines. Nora Lewis, and John Grishom.

I DO NOT like harlequin romance or anything on that line. Some favorite magazines are "The Good Old Days", Reminisce", "Mother Earth News" and "Taste of Home". I don't remember the last time I bought a magazine.

I enjoy gospel music, country style (traditional or modern) instrumental. Some artist that I particularly enjoy are Yanni, Bucky Covington, Chris Daughtry, and Eric Church - he's from the town next to where I live. Some of my favorite songs are "Arms of an Angel", my daughter had it played at my son's funeral. "Go Rest High on the Mountain", "Time in a Bottle" and "How would I live Without You".

Favorite Movies

My all time favorite movie is "It's a Wonderful Life" black and white version, Driving Miss Daisy and the Color Purple. Again I like family style movie, Hallmark Type. I enjoyed "Game Time"with The Rock, RVing" with Robin Williams. Robin Williams is also my favorite comedian along with Whoopi Goldberg.

The Walton's and Little House are still favorites. I watch HGTV, DIY, and Food Network. I enjoy Survivor, Hell's Kitchen,

Favorite Crafts

My favorite craft is sewing which I have been doing since I was 9 years old. I LOVE buttons, old, new, unusual I love 'em all. Scrap booking, and cooking, I have a massive collection of cook books. I enjoy recycling items.


I DO NOT LIKE OWLS...they creep me out. And I am afraid of worms/caterpillars !

A little about me...

I had 2 children, a boy named James and a daughter named Mary. They ARE my life, my soul, my being. I lost my son 6 years ago on June 5th. He committed suicide, and part of me just isn't anymore.There's a whole in my heart and I don't believe it will ever heal. I joined this Swap-bot so I could be involved with something that is JUST for and by me. When I make or create something I put my whole heart into it. If anyone is ever disappointed then please let me know so that I can make it right. I have Crone's Disease, Chronic Re-occurring Depression diagnosis change( now Clinically Depressed), IBS and Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and so on and on and on.

I am a simple, earthy person, I don't lie, cheat or steal and don't tolerate it around me.

I now have 10 grandchildren; 4 boys and 6 girls. The youngest boy, we have custody of. what a joy to have so many grandbabies!!!


I collect Winnie the Pooh, I like smaller items (I can collect more that way), I also collect John Deere and Campbell's Soup stuff. Miniature items for a Shadow box. Puzzles with 25 or less peices for a boy or of nature. I like all colors but don't like navy/ beige combo. I love children and often donate items to the Pre-K class, so quick, simple: items, suggestions, how-to's, etc. will be put to good use.

Wish List

My wish list starts with:

  1. 10" x 10" fabric squares, please no skulls or such. I'd like plain colors or pretty prints. ( I am going to make a Swap-bot quilt at the end of 2012) That idea didn't work out, only got squares from 2 people. I am going to continue to collect them and make a quilt when I have enough.

  2. I am in need of spools of thread.

  3. Card making supplies; blank cards and envelopes. This will be my next adventure in crafts.

  4. Teddy Bears, to be used on ATC's and cards.

  5. Scrapbook/ATC flowers.

  6. Stickers of: fire, firemen, fire trucks, emergency vehicles, police, etc ($1.00 Stickers) These will be for my grandson, Ethyn who is totally obsessed with them.

  7. Address labels.

  8. Vintage or vintage looking people.

  9. Unusual decks of cards.

  10. Anything UNC (husbands obsession).

Flakers and Non-Raters


Tiffany Harper...(ambinc38) Did NOT receiver for "Add A Car" ATC. Partially Suspended.

Tiffany Harper...(ambinc38) Did NOT receive for "Add A Key' swap . Sent her numerous messages, no response.

Yeni Castaneto (scrappnswappr): for "Using First Name ATC".

Non-raters: Maranda Piro; (maranda222) No rating or response for HM Note-card w/ Ribbon and extra's.

Lauren Tibbitts; (activista) No rating for "Book page #6

Stacey Burdine:(smvlpn) NO rating for "Send Me Some Paper Stuff"

Yeni Castaneto (scrappnswappr):for "Stamping with Bleach ATC". She's Banned.

Rafaela Costa (rafacosta) for "Candy Wrapper Inchies".

Alicia Crates (sassyreader) for "Group: 7 plus 1 ATC Swap".

Nana Becham (pedal2u) for Teddy Bears 2012: January ATC

Mel Arrington (luckygirl) for Group: 5 + 1 X 2 Atc's

Sandrine Lorent ( LunaEtlesEtailes) for Hand-drawn Teddy Bear ATC


fawnscrafts rated for Random Postcard Swap #18 on Sep 24, 2013
Comment: Nothing not even reply to PM
kssunlover1947 rated for Remember When...ATC's on Sep 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I do remember doing these things. And watching the Mickey Mouse Club in the 50's. Annette was my favorite Mousekateer. Then I loved her later in the Beach Party movies.
SMackie rated for Fish Inchies on Aug 30, 2013
Comment: I am sorry but I missed rating you for this swap. I love the Inchies.
taralynnjane rated for Add A House on Aug 8, 2013
Comment: I am so sorry but I have not received anything from you so I will have to rate you a one. If you ever do get back online and send me anything I will re-rate you.
SamiE rated for 7/1 Sender's Choice ATC swap on Aug 6, 2013
heatherkm rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 61! on Aug 6, 2013
123Poggy123 rated for Add A House on Aug 4, 2013
Comment: Sorry to do this but I have not heard anything from you. I have written to you twice.
123Poggy123 rated for Acrylic Paint on Craft Paper on Aug 4, 2013
Comment: I really hate to do this because I know you are a wonderful swapper but I need to follow the rules too. I sent you 2 messages & you have not responded.
luvdmb36 rated for Acrylic Paint on Craft Paper on Jul 30, 2013
Comment: Will re-rate if I ever get this swap. :(
Comment: Never received! Sadly you are the hostess! I sent PM and again, no communication. If you ever want to get in touch with me & send, I will gladly rerate. I hope all is well!
bstitched rated for Hidden Pictures on Jul 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the ATC, cute stamped images. I appreciate the extras too.
SacredYoli rated for Acrylic Paint Techniques Swap on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: Thank you, I love your ATC card.
agonysdecay rated for Hidden Pictures on Jul 12, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the ATC and extras. This was a different ATC to do, I enjoyed it. No worries on being tardy, I always am!
thebragal rated for Acrylic Paint Techniques Swap on Jul 10, 2013
Comment: Normally I'd give a heart for the extras but since its late, I hope you understand. TY for the ATC.
DreamScaper rated for A Beachy Themed ATC on Jun 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. For some reason I sent this on the ATC page at first. Brain melt down. Anyway I really liked the hot air balloons.
SMackie rated for Patterned Inchies w/ bling on Jun 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. It finally arrived. I think it must have stopped to see the sights on it's trip up the east coast. :D
Response: Wish it were me making that trip, I am originally from NY and I have been terribly home-sick lately. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the Inspirational PC:-) With the upcoming govt Furloughs, I will have another day to fill up with busy stuff...LOL! Happy Swapping
Response: This is the first year I have worked on postcards and I have discovered that I really enjoy creating them. Thank you for the rating and the heart.
ShaundaDixon rated for 6/3 Sender's Choice ATC swap on Jun 20, 2013
Response: Thank you for the rating.
kromo rated for ~Send Some Paper Stuff~ 3 on Jun 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the super stuffed envie. It was fun looking through all the new fodder for creating. Rach is not at home and I will let her open her envie. Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and include her. Super extra bonus hearts....
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I am very happy that you liked what I sent.

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choke on Aug 27, 2013:

I have to remove you from Crafting Queens until your ratings improve. I'm sorry to hear you're going through a rough time. If you need someone to talk to you, please reach out to us. We're here to help! Please take care of yourself, that is most important.

Debmitch on Apr 15, 2013:

for signing up for the Fun and Simple Notecard with a Surprise in the Friendship Circle group!

Thanks so much for getting your swap marked sent and please remember to rate your partner when you receive :)

Big hugs Debbie

Aumonae on Apr 12, 2013:

Got your angel ATC for the 5+1x2 and a KEY swap for the group ATC Freaks. Thank you very much!

Postcardpeggy on Apr 5, 2013:

Thank You so much for the lovely Get Well Soon card for Tom. he says to say Thank you and is surprised at how much the kind thoughts and support has helped.He is finally home and on the long road to recovery. Thank you for your kindness...Hugs Peggy

savannahjan on Feb 23, 2013:

In fact, that handmade was 100% perfect. I was on my last day to send the same swap, and was sending to one of my penpals who is a major fashion gal, so I took it out of the envelope, wrote on it, and sent it to her. It was great!

RyeRye on Feb 13, 2013:

I received the cute Birthday card today! Thank you so much!

RyeRye on Feb 13, 2013:

Happy Valentines Day~

From all of us in The Friendship Circle!

PeggyO on Dec 17, 2012:

Have a wonderful and very Merry Christmas!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 4, 2012:

Thank you for the fun random grabbie from tag!! Love the embossed papers - cuttlebug?? Cute!!

MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! Γ’β„’Β₯

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