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Date Joined: June 20, 2009
Last Online: April 9, 2024
Birthday: July 23, 1965
Country: United States
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About Me

God Loves you. He sent His son to die for you!

If you have not been on POKEMON GO for the last 90 days or you would like to start playing, ask me for my friendship code. You will get lots of extra prizes like insense, incubaters, special pokemon, etc for using it!!

Can i just say that if you have never tried LETTERBOXING you should totally check out this hobby! it combines treasure hunting with art! for more info, go to Atlasquest.com. it will explain it all! you probably have a box hidden near you and you dont even know it! My trail name is SEA MAID!

Looking for postage stamps from around the world that have mermaids on them. Here is a list of ones I know about but cant seem to get.

United Kingdon - Blue Men Male Kelpies (have)

Philippines; gold tail with blue back ground

Egypt 1998 very cool looking

Japan 2017 blue back ground with white design commemorating relationship with Denmark. says NIPPON

Thailand 1976

Laos has 125k on it

Denmark Orange (Got it!)

Us disney mermaid with flounder (got it!)

Greek has Thessolonike holding a boat (got it!!)

I am a graduate of the University of Houston. I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts in painting. I did not get my degree until I was close to 40! I made better grades and learned more because I was more focused and cared more about what I was learning. My favorite classes were the art history classes. I was married to a man from Zimmapan Mexico. (Near Pachuca and just north of Mexico City). We have a son named Oscar. I am a high school painting teacher. I absolutely love my job! I basicallly get to be creative all day long! Sometimes, I dont even want to go home! I have collected blue glass bottles, nailed them onto wooden poles and wired them on. they glow nicely in the morning sun and our neighbors keep asking us what that blue glow in the morning is! :D When I was growing up, My dad moved us around a lot. I have lived in Hong Kong, Thailand, Hawaii, Peru and a lot of the southern united states. I have visited Kenya, Japan, Mexico, Chile and been to London on layover. (went down the Thymes but fell asleep and used a postcard to do the subway.) good trip that one!

My son Oscar is 24! He got his associates at Tyler Junior College for band and now he just needs to finish up the rest of it somewhere close to home! He still loves Legos. He is way into Dr. Who and HarleyQuin and we both love the walking dead series!

Favorite Music

I love all kinds of music, except rap and screemo. just cant ge into it. Love Latin and anything 80's and 90's

Books and movies

I like to read the books at the junior high level. More adventure, quick paced action. COMPOUND. UNWIND. What a weird book! I think everyone should read this! I love JRR Tolkien, the Narnia Chronicles, and the Dragonriders of Pern series. As far as movies are concerned...Johnny Depp, anything with him in it is my favorite. Let me just add that i really dont enjoy Will Ferrell Movies, BUT "ELF" is my absolute favorite Christmas movie of all time! 8-4-2015 The most beautiful creature God ever created is Aiden Turner!! I just finished watching the series "Poldark". I think its the character that just makes Aiden so wonderful because until now, I had no clue that KILI from the Hobbit was one and the same! Don't worry, Johnny, I will forever be true, but...OMG Wow! AIDEN! cant get enough! I think I need to visit Ireland...the guy who plays captain hook on Once upon a time is also irish! GUSH.

Favorite Crafts

I used to love oil painting, but now do acrylic because it so available. I do a lot of work with Polyurethan and bottle caps. My work has changed over the years. since Covid 19 had us teachers teaching from home, i gave myself a little challenge. I have to paint a penny a day for a year. My eyes became so weary, that i had to purchase one of those jeweler's magnifying glasses. Well, I had to stop painting the pennies on day 187. I had to go back to school and I damaged one of my eyes. You can check my instagram to see my pennies. sam_jowers. I truly have gotten better at it as i have gone along. I love collage, anything with altered images and combinations of materials.

My new project is a Free Little Art Gallery outside of my classroom. I found this wonderful 3 story dollhouse on the side of the road. I fixed it up and now I am working my butt off trying to keep if filled. The high school students love it! Taking donations! lol. Things that are easy to put into a back pack are best. they love small sculptures, small paintings (5x5 inches or smaller). I have a picture of the gallery on my instagram. sam_jowers.

I Love mermaid inchies! Any medium!

4x6 Recipe cards especially Christmas ones!

Alien Rescue!!!

Aliens have heard the earth's distress call! They have come to help save the animals by building ecosystems on a new planet nearby. You have been assigned to the committee that decides which animals get chosen. If you so choose this assignment: you will create a 32ct matchbox shrine that will showcase one of earth's animal species living in their environment. You must be creative. Decorate both the inside and outside of your menagerie shrine. This is not a filled box. My Alien Ship has the following animal cargo: please send something different. 32ct matchboxes only:


Butterfly (2)




Bronco horse



Bumble bee

Polar bear

Two owls

White tail deer

Blue crab

African elephant











My mermaid name:

Star Port Singer (stellatus portus) A nocturnal variety, known to glisten with natural phosphorescence under the light of the stars. City lovers, the portus congregate near to large ports, (That's funny, because I actually live near the port of Houston!) exploring netting, anchors, and any other man-made curiosities they find. Scavengers by nature,(you should check out my found object artwork!) they have been reported to steal fishermen's catches and are occasionally snared in trawler nets. Note: Known for its alluring song, this variety is rarely quiet, luring sailors to their doom.

for the MERMAID ONLY deck, UNFORTUNATELY, MY MERMAID DECK DIED IN THE HOUSE FIRE....SO SAD. AM STARTING A NEW DECK AND WOULD LOVE ALTERED MERMAID CARDS. (or you can send me one to make for myself! I love it when my envelope is stamped with these little beauties!)These are the ones that i still need: (an "*" indicates that I already have that one.)

Spades: *, * ,* , 10, *, *, *, *, *, *, *, *, * *

hearts *, , , 10, *, *, 7. 6. *. *. *. *. * , *

clubs *, Q, j, *, * , *, *, *, *, *, * , *, *, joker

Diamonds K, ,, 10, 9. *. *. *. 5. *. *. *. *. joker

any of these will be most welcome as long as it has a mermaid and the cards number and suit show!!! thanks!

(Thanks! @Starrgazer )(Thanks! @kd7iem )

I am aNigella 
What Flower Are You?

Likes, Dislikes

I love hand made christmas ornaments (I dont really like religious ones or anything with santa clause - I have never understood putting your child into the lap of a man wearing a disguise!!! What happened to "beware of strangers!"?). hand made ornaments are all I will put on my tree! (exept of course, the handblown european glass mermaid ornaments that i have a small collection of.) I collect metal cookie cutters. I love artwork. It doesnt need to be of a special subject (I do like mermaids and paintings of women etc.) I love to see abstract, collage, techniques of all styles.. I love stories about women, both historical and mythological. (everything starts with a small kernal of truth) If a woman gets mentioned in history, I figure she probably did something very extra special or something very horrible, either way....I still like to hear about it.

My favorite flowers are purple irises!

Since I plan to participate in some christmas ornament exchanges I should tell you a little something about my CHRISTMAS TREE.

  • I only put hand made/crafted ornaments on my tree. (along with the hand blown european glass mermaids mentioned above.)

  • I love cranberry red, All greens (esp. sage, pea, and any odd off color greens like puke colors,) Gold, creams and off whites.

*No SANTA CLAUSES please. No actual candy (dont want bugs or vermin). Not fond of religious ornaments but will put them up if you send one I really love Christmas cards. I make a Petal Ball Christmas ornament every year out of the cards that I get. My tree is covered with all the love I have received in these cards and I can peak inside of the holes and see the writing! they are just beautiful!

Quilting: I dabble. I am currently collecting 2.5x2.5 inch cotton fabric squares for a rainbow quilt. It will fit a king size bed so every little scrap helps. I am hoping that there are no doubles in fabric design. no need to measure just throw the fabric into the envelope and i will cut it down to size.

The things that I dislike are: people being dishonest, racism, sexism, injustice to any being. I also wish people were accountable for their own actions. I am a child of God and He made all of us. and everything...so we all are part of the same and I strive to love everyone as He does. I call it putting on my God Goggles. (And He does LOVE EVERYONE!) It's not always easy but I still have to try! :D


I would like to say a little something about the rating system here on Swap-bot. I agree with it whole heartedly. If you cant abide by the swap rules, don't sign up. If you do not send out when you are supposed to, don't whine when you get a 3 rating. You don't deserve a 5 if you don't follow the swap's rules. We don't know each other on here. The rating system is there to help hosts see who is a risk and who is not. I see a lot of swappers getting a 3 at least once a year but still feel as if they are a great risk...No. You made your partner work to get what you agreed to do in the swap. You should be grateful they did not give you a 1.


I want to recognize an ANGEL! @user2637 for finding my favorite book! It was so wonderful of her to let me know about it!

@yelaklleps for angeling the seahorse charm on Mermaid lovers unite! group

zine go round pocketbook: Prairiekitten Dvmac

Things I can always use more o

BOTTLECAPS (beer ones are OK)

Used gift cards (my students use them to spread glue when altering their journals )

small colored pieces of junk (anything that will fit in a bottle cap)

miniature objects Especially small animals for my Alien altered matchbox series. (read above)

Anything mermaid! (except figurines...hate to dust)

Christmas music cd's

currently into TEESHA MOORE Patches Mermaid/ocean/nautical themed

mini blown glass animals...small like a fingernail! so cute!

the screw top lid from Monster drinks (it has the logo on top) 4x6 inch recipe cards especially Christmas Themed.

packaging from products whose logo is a woman: ie. the aunt jemima grandma, salt girl, italian ladies on tomato paste. i just need the part that is the woman or girl. it can be any type of label; box, can wrapper, cookie bag...etc.

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Comment: I did receive this. I had put it aside because it did not have the swap name on the inside of the card and I had thrown out the envie already. Very pretty card, thank you and Happy New year!
Comment: Thanks for the card! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the Beautiful Christmas card 🎄I wish you A Very Merry Christmas 🎀 and A New Year filled with Blessings and Happiness throughout the year 🙋
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and for the recipe card! Happy Holidays to you and your family!🎄
Comment: Thank you for the super pretty Christmas card and the sweet tuck-ins! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.
Response: You are so welcome
Comment: Thank you so very much for the beautiful Christmas card and the extra goodies ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and all the enclosures! I loved everything! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card ❤️🎄
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, the cute ornament and the recipe card! I hope you have a merry Christmas! :)
Response: Merry Christmas
Gamanana0022 rated for Christmas card swap🎄 on Dec 9, 2023
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely card!
Comment: Thanks for pretty card, message and enclosures. Have a lovely holiday!
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas card. Have a lovely holiday full of joy and laughter.
Comment: Thank you for the extremely beautiful Christmas card and the recipe card and tag.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card🤗🎄
Response: You are so welcome!
Comment: Thank you and Happy Holidays.
Comment: Beautiful gold embossed ornaments Christmas card! Thanks for the extra tag and recipe card! Merry Christmas
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas :)

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TeaNi on Jul 3, 2023:

Thank you very much

for the mermaid birthday postcard! :)

PrairieKittin on Apr 30, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday postcard! First one this year! Thank you.

lovetherain on Apr 21, 2023:

What an unexpected surprise to receive your beautiful postcard today! Thank you so much Sam! 💗

Bhindblueeyes on Jan 16, 2023:

Thank you so much for the lovely mermaid postcard you sent my way for my birthday! The happy mail is very much appreciated!!

Myself333 on Jan 2, 2023:

Thanks so much for the gorgeous birthday postcard! I absolutely love the style and colors. Hope you're staying warm as well, and happy New Year!

ChinaCat on Oct 30, 2022:

Thank you for the BEAUTIFUL birthday postcard!!! xo

Nevi2018 on Jul 24, 2022:

Happy Birthday!!

LindaW on Jul 15, 2022:

We have the same birthday! 🎂. Hope you have a wonderful day.

user6937 on Jun 6, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful mermaid/koi postcard for my b-day!

lovetherain on Apr 21, 2022:

Thank you Sam, for the awesome mermaid birthday postcard! This one is my favorite. Love the koi and mermaid together. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness and generosity <3

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