Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2021 11:04 am


Date Joined: February 16, 2020
Last Online: August 5, 2021
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States

About Me

6/7/21 - Took a break from swapping to clean up swaps but now I'm back. I've messaged everyone that I haven't received from or haven't been rated for and still have 6 swaps not completed. I missed my swapping pals and am happy to be back!

10/10/20 - I'm ready to come back to swap-bot and excited to visit with some old friends and meet some new ones!

8/5/20 - Taking a break from swapping. I've sent out all swaps that I'm registered for, will rate when I receive from my partner(s) and always thank partners that leave a rating. I am no longer tracking down ratings. If I haven't received a rating from you and you haven't contacted me to let me know that you never received the swap from me, I'm assuming that you did receive it, but either forgot to rate or don't rate partners. I always send swaps out the day that partners are assigned, or the next day.

About Me: I've been married for 44 years and have 2 married daughters, 1 granddaughter (13) and 3 grandsons (one 17 & 7 year old twins). I retired in 2018 and am enjoying spending more time with family and watching the grandkids grow!

I transplanted from Montana to the PNW (Pacific Northwest) 35+ years ago and have never regretted it. Can't beat being a couple of hours away from the mountains, the beach or the 'big city' although I do miss the slower living of Montana.

I'm a Seattle Sounders MLS fan and enjoy going to their matches especially now that we can go back into the stadium. Go Sounders!

Favorite Crafts

I love making cards, and other paper crafts, cross stitching and sewing. I enjoy learning from other crafters and seeing their creations.

Over the past years I've been 'collecting' paper crafting supplies and fabric to use when I retired. I'm not at hoarder status yet, but could be close! It's been fun trying to use some supplies that I've had stashed away but never tried before. I would like new ideas to spark my creativity and to see what's new in the crafting world.

In the past I was a SU! demonstrator which built up my stamping collection. I also was a part of Operation Write Home until they dissolved. I enjoyed making cards for the troops and was thankful that one of my Swap-bot friends told me about Cards for Soldiers. I'm so happy to have a purposeful service group to donate to!

I've also been doing online craft classes with One of A Kind on Facebook where you purchase kits from vendors ahead of time and craft along with the instructor on the day of the classes. And I attend Close to My Heart classes once a month. Kristina Baldwin is an awesome instructor!

I like to collect recipes and occasionally try them out. I've made several family cookbooks for family reunions.

Favorite Television

I watch lots of movies and tv but I'm usually working on cards or another project while I'm watching (or I'll fall asleep!) I'm always looking for a new series to watch. Any suggestions? A few of my favorites are: ~ Outlander, ~ Grey's Anatomy, ~ The Man in the High Castle, ~ Marvelous Mrs. Maizel, ~ Better Call Saul, ~ This is Us, ~ The Masked Singer, ~ Survior, ~ Downton Abbey, ~ Call the Midwife, ~ Modern Family, ~ Handmaid's Tale, ~ and the list goes on, and on, and on!

About Me

I enjoy learning about different cultures and countries, and connecting with others. I wish to someday do more traveling.

My favorite colors are purples, blues and greens, but would enjoy any color.

Other favorites are dragonflies, hearts and angels.

I'm allergic to cinnamon, cloves, ginger, basically all of the fall flavors. Unfortunately, no pumpkin spice lattes, spiced teas or spice scented candles for me!

Favorite crafting tools

I have a lot of crafting supplies so don't really need anything more. My crafting likes but I'm open to anything new in the crafting world:

~ Paper! Paper! Paper!, ~ Washi, ~ Quotes, sayings, angel words, ~ Ribbons, ~ Rub ons, ~ Stamps, ~ Rhinestones, gems for paper crafting,

PLEASE - NO GLITTER. Cards for Soldiers requires no glitter. Reason being, they send the handmade cards to overseas troops that may be in the field and one little speck of glitter may make them visible to snipers. I check all cards before I send them, but glitter is really hard to keep off of things.


I prefer naked PCs, love that stamped piece of mail. A real stamp (not metered) makes the piece of mail even more interesting. Although I like to collect state PCs, I also like to get a PC that you like so I can learn more about you. No nudity please.

Postage and no shows

If you do not receive something from me, please contact me and I will resend. I understand that all post offices are different, have different hours, some even different days that they work, especially the smaller rural towns. And they misplace things. If you receive something from me with postage due, please let me know and I will more than make it up to you. I can't always get to the post office so use a scale and USPS.com to figure out postage rates and may sometimes not get it right.

I've always believed that health and family are the most important pieces of our lives. So if you are going to be late, please send me a message so I know when to be looking for your item.

I would appreciate if you would give me a chance to make it right and I will do the same for you.

Happy swapping!


I love making cards, sending cards and RAK. Maybe you'll find a surprise in your mailbox one day!


nsciambi rated for Disney PC Swap #26 on Aug 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Pixar movies are fantastic! Have you watched Monsters at Work on Disney +? So cute!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed, I haven't seen Monsters At Work yet but am very anxious to see it. :) Thank you for rating and the heart!
TakenByChance rated for Summer postcard #3 on Aug 4, 2021
Comment: Love how warm this card feels, it is definitely a perfect summer card, the froggy stamps you picked are such a great match. Thank-you
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for rating and the heart. :)
NRGordon rated for Museum Art PC swap #2 on Aug 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. I am a fan of Japanese culture and love most of the art. Much is ink on silk which allows for minute retake.
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the pc. Thank you for rating and the heart. :)
SunflowerRose rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #6- US Only on Aug 4, 2021
Comment: loved the card
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Thank you for rating and the heart!
RedheadLady rated for Beautiful Postcard Swap #1 on Aug 4, 2021
Response: Thank you for rating.
CraftyTraveler rated for Happy Little Mailman on Aug 4, 2021
Response: Thank you for rating.
Cellolady rated for Quote PC Swap #30 on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Loved the quote and very fitting for the PC of crayons. Love everyone, everyone needs love...treat others like how you would like to be treated. I was taught that while growing up. :-) Thanks again for the great swap.
Response: You are welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed the swap and thank you for the rating and heart!
Cellolady rated for Sender's Choice - Naked Map PC #3 on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Looks like it would be a fun place to visit! I'd love to travel again. Maybe next summer...?
Response: Hopefully we can travel again next summer. Our family wants to go to Yellowstone Ntl. Park next year so hopefully we can travel. Thank you for rating and the heart!
Cellolady rated for State map postcard on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Love the quote and the PC! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed. Thank you for rating and the heart!
Comment: I love foxes!! Thank you for a great pc!! We had a neighborhood fox back in VA - I miss seeing them here but too many coyotes!
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed it. We had more coyotes than fox where I grew up, too. Thank you for rating and the heart!
Comment: Loved your pc!! Hope you had a fab day!! I am so over anything but comfy clothes:)
Response: Now that I'm retired, it's only comfy clothes. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute puppy dog PC! That's so funny about the dogs all being 'Pete'! Happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome. Yes, we always chuckled about all the dogs names Pete. No danger of calling the dog the wrong name that way either. :) Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
squince rated for Quick PC Swap #5 (US Only) on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating. :)
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart!
moonchild89 rated for Aquatic Animal Postcard on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: thank you! :)
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for rating!
Juniebird rated for WIYM: Sender's Choice PC #8 INTL on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Wow, what an interesting Fun Facts postcard. Can you imagine being invited to stay in the special suite?! Thanks for sharing this cool PC!
Response: You are welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed. Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
Dinamis rated for Simple PC Swap 5 Partners INTL on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Hello Diana and thank you for the cool postcard! The deer and birds do glow in the dark 😁 Best wishes from Russia!
Response: You are welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed and that the pc did actually glow in the dark. :) Thank you for rating and the heart. Take care!
susieq11 rated for CAT postcard on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: Oh I love this up close of the cat!! I’m actually allergic to cats (in the process of getting allergy shots for a bunch of things including cats!) so I like them from afar. My in-laws have 6. Your kittens sound adorable! I love that they want to be together. So sweet. Thank you for sharing with me and for joining my swap! : )
Response: You are welcome. Wasn't that a sweet kitty! I hope the shots work for you. Thank you for rating and the heart and for hosting this fun swap!
christy102194 rated for Take 10 Postcard swap #37 USA on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pc! :)
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart. :)
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #256 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your weekend with me. I have noticed Target's dollar department only has items really over a dollar.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating and heart! Take care!

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Johanna51 on Apr 16, 2021:

Thank you for the resend postcard of Memphis.

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




babypansy on Nov 11, 2020:

Welcome to lovely little mail group! ☆

OrigamiGrace on Nov 4, 2020:


gooseberry on Jun 28, 2020:

I saw where you had left a 1 for a swap partner and you were so kind in your comment, hoping she was ok. I thought "There's a compassionate and kind person" and just wanted you to know.

DaisyDDD on Jun 19, 2020:

Heeeey I just got your card! I love it and will definitely use it! So well made! I’m send mine out this week!

camelsamba on Apr 15, 2020:

i had never been to a crew (rowing) regatta until my oldest kid joined the crew team, freshman year in high school. And as far as WA is concerned, I have a good friend with two rowers - it's a big deal in the Seattle area. Not sure about sailing regattas though.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!


LavenderSprinkles on Mar 31, 2020:

Thanks for the postcard!

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