Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2023 4:12 pm


Date Joined: December 16, 2008
Last Online: December 16, 2022
Birthday: May 22
Country: United States
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After a fairly long hiatus on the bot, I have decided to return. Lots of major life issues recently have caused me to reevaluate and try to figure out the last time I was really happy, and also try to find some time just to do some things for myself. Being a full time caregiver to my sick daughter, I don't often get a chance to do that. I am an introverted extrovert, love to get out and meet new people. I also just love to create in general, and being back here gives me an outlet to do so.

Also important to note: I usually only get on here on maybe once or twice a week, usually on Fridays. This is my designated self-care day =) If you send me a message, I will do my best to reply as quickly as possible, but please keep this in mind.


My 3/1s's: So, I have learned a few things during my time here. I am not a quilter(lol) and I also need to make sure that I send items with enough postage.Oh, and also never trust anyone but myself to mail my packages for me.There really isnt anything I can do to correct those swaps themselves except #1 dont ever quilt and #2 always use proper postage. The ornament swap was late because of the lessons learned mentioned above. I did make the swappers aware, and I offered to refund postage,but they didnt really want me to do that. If you were one of my partners for that swap, my offer still stands,whether you re-rate me or not. Its the principle of the thing.

Hi, Im Rachel,Southern Gal,musician,travel afficionado,fellow crafter,homeschooling Mommy to one(hopefully more someday),married to the love of my life for 19 years,and more recently college student(Im soo nervous!) It all started when someone from from postcrossing.com referred me over here to swap postcards.Soon I started delving into stickers, and eventually worked my way into crafts. I have always been a crafty girl, just enever really had a reason to do it until I came here. I soo enjoy making and receiving things from all over the world. I have done it all, from ATCs, to inchies,papercrafts, but I would have to say that currently my favorite two crafts are art journaling and altering things. I love giving new purpose to things that would otherwise be thrown away

I am alot of things, a flaker isnt one of them, so if your swap hasnt come. Please,please,please let me know so i can resend.I will do so gladly...... PLEASE READ IF YOU ARE WAITING ON A RATING FROM ME: I usually do all of my ratings on Fridays, and my sending of packages as well.Friday has been declared swap-bot day in my household, and is when i usually rate and send, and oragnize my swaps.The only exception is if it is a quick turnaround swap......

Welcome to my profile =) If you have any problems or questions about the swap I have sent you,or havent received from me yet, please PM me.

I have several things that I am passionate about which include my faith(Christian),my music, crafting, and nature/traveling,just to name a few.

I Pledge to Rate

Favorite Music

Music is everything to me.It is my life. I graduated from University last year with my music degree, and hope to open my own studio someday.I live by the Hans Christian Anderson Quote "Where words fail,Music speaks". Its my favorite quote of all time. I love anything craft that is music related,song sheets, hymn sheets,altered CDs,etc.

I enjoy mostly christian music.I love praise and worship music,Hillsong Australia,etc. I like a little bit of country, none of the beer drinking, cheating stuff, mostly the classics george Strait,John Michael Montgomery, Alan jackson,u Brad paisley,etc. I am an aspiring musician, and write songs,etc, so music is very important to me.Oldies are always good.Have recently gotten into broadway and classical as well I DO NOT like heavy metal/alternative

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As for themes,if you are making a profile themed object, I love anything travel themed,outdoors themed,historical themed,broadway/theater and the like.I am a huge history and geography nerd, anything history related fascinates me.

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to sing at Carnegie hall. It was my first time in NYC, so I am pretty obsessed with anything from or related to that area now. Ireland is a current obsession as well

My favorite color patterns and schemes are black and white, red,green(but not red and green together)neutral colors(any shade of brown), and earth tones(think outdoorsy/fall) I am not too big on floral scents, I mostly like food type scents

Favorite Crafts

I pretty much love to make anything, but it all started with scrapbooking. Just recently got into pocket letters, and love art journaling.I currently have about 5 journaling projects going on at any given moment.My bullet journal is my current obcession, andI also recently got back into pen palling. So far, I only have maybe three pals, but would love to have more =)

THumbs Up =)

Things I collect and enjoy:

  • Pillsbury Doughboy **** zebra print anything(not actual zebra though, just the print)*****

***** PENS!!!!! Love pens of all kinds, but especially Tombow,Zebra, and Pilot brands*****

***** buttons!!!!!!!!and any type of embellishments*****

  • fabric, Robert Kaufman,and Moda are my favorites

  • snowman anything

*anything Disney

*squishy pennies

  • washi tape

****** souvenirs from other countries,esp deck of cards, destination shirts,magnets, dolls with popular cultural dress are a favorite of mine,pretty much anything that makes me feel like Ive been there I love anything pretty that represents the countries history and culture that I can proudly display in my schoolroom****

***** Woodland themed,owls,birds,deer,etc NO GNOMES

*M and M's memorabillia

  • Dallas Cowboy anything

  • Texas LOnghorn anything

  • matroyska,momiji's

****My Wishlist ****

  • wallpaper books

  • anything off my etsy faves list

  • souvenir "touristy" type items. anything from your country that I wouldnt be able to get here

  • office supplies(pretty paper clips,dividers,decorative push pins,etc,anything to help keep me organized.some ALTERED supplies would be awesome)

  • stationary and notepads, I am constantly writing notes

*all kinds of ephemera and embellishments( I can never get enough!)

*stamp pads in unusual colors

*altered anything(tins are coming to mind, but anything altered that is functional)

*functional art

*Kawaii anything

  • a bento box and bento accessories

  • anything from Lush!

*jewelry(sz8 ring, ***dont have pierced ears)

****My Daughter ****

  • stickers

*Alice in Wonderland themed

  • magnets off all kinds ( I only like touristy ones, but she collects any kind)

*fake food,crochet/felt,etc

*beads(she loves to make bracelets and necklaces)

Thumbs Down

skulls or anything goth monsters,scary stuff Gnomes or trolls, pretty much any thing related to those non-travel, or non historical postcards anime hair accessories(I have short hair so dont wear them) anything that smells like smoke or anything with cat hair on it paper scraps(I have wayyyyyyy too many) ANYTHING THAT SMEELS LIKE SMOKE,HIGHLY SENSITIVE,IF YOU SMOKE, PLEASE SPRAY WITH PERFUME OR PUT A DRYER SHEET IN THE PACKAGE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH :-) teas chocolates, cause they melt. any other candy

Swap Notes

Unless the swap is food related,please dont send any food. I have recently lost 50 pounds, so i am on a pretty strict diet =)

I especially love to trade with people from other countries. I love to give hearts........however, please note, I do not give them for sending an item early. Here recently i have received alot of things that were thrown together and not taken there time on. I would rather have you take your time on something and have it be a little late, then get it way early and look thrown together. I also give hearts for profile extras. It means alot to me when I receive a package where I know someone has taken the time to read it. If you havent received from me,please be patient, especially if it is international(imparticularly Canada, i have had a package take like 8 weeks before!!!)I always try to contact my partners if they havent rated after a few weeks,but if I havent pmed you, please contact me before rating.

Also, I tend to get a little antsy about whether packages make it or not, so please rate promptly,especially if it is an international package. Thank you soo much =0)

Also a note to those I am swapping with: I am a beginner in alot of things. I have been doing paper crafting for years, and am trying to expand a little.Please keep this in mind when receiving your items(esp if sewing is involved.....lol). Please be sure you check your postage, i have had quite a few postage due swaps lately........


Comment: Thank you so much! I did not expect you to translate my letter, I am impressed. I am currently in hospital and that is why I received it so late, I will write back soon. Please write me your address in a private message
KarlaKC rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Rachel! Have a Merry Christmas! 🎄♥️... Karla, 12/23/22
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend. Mich apprish. All the best to ya. Merry merry. Hoho
kromo rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and recipe. Sounds yummy. Merry Christmas 🎄
Comment: Thank you for the lovely sweets card. So much fun! And the eggnog cookie recipe sounds great!
Salyx rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the recipe. Will have to give it a good.
omfgsarah rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card cookie recipe, I hope you have a very merry Christmas!
pernie123 rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and recipe. I think I shall try it.
Maddashin rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕
JMS459 rated for Holly Jolly Christmas Card Swap #1 on Dec 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card, and the cookie recipe, I can't wait to try it.
Comment: Hi Rachel! Thank you for the beautiful card and fun goodies 🎄❤️
bluecrayons rated for Handmade Thanksgiving Card on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: I'll read & reply soon! Thank you! Happy Swapping
vitiator rated for 100 SWAPS COMPLETED!!! on Jun 11, 2020
arisavin rated for 100 SWAPS COMPLETED!!! on Jun 10, 2020
laurenaraya rated for Journaling Cards Give Away #2 on Jun 7, 2020
DreamCloud rated for Journaling Cards Give Away #2 on Jun 7, 2020
Comment: Great advice! Thank you for sharing :D
bluecrayons rated for Genealogy Discoveries on Dec 26, 2019
anatomieenfysiologie rated for My Travel Bucket List on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Got it 👍 thanks

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miablancs on Mar 25, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire and paste it on your personal page in the group forum. Also I have made all members are officers so that they may host swaps. Please feel free to create a swap. Thank you and Happy Swapping!

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

HannahEnilk on Nov 2, 2016:

I'm looking forward to your letter! :D

jaimierandolph on Oct 25, 2016:

Profile check for Dollar Store/ Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffer (USA) #1 Welcome to the swap! Hope you will enjoy it! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

ThriftyUrbanMom on Oct 17, 2016:

Thank you so much for your compliment about my profile! That was a very nice, unexpected pick me up! Love & Blessings, Rachael

cnmn64 on Sep 12, 2016:

Kawaii Profile Swap :)

Trader1244 on Sep 12, 2016:

**This is for the Kawaii Profile Swap! **

Kawaii Pusheen Cat

Kawaii Hello Kitty

Kawaii Pikacho

Kawaii Rilakuma

Ann AKA Trader1244

jenniloo on Sep 11, 2016:

For the Kawaii Profile Swap!


I hope you enjoy as I saw you liked travel and nautical things! <3

MJDesigns1227 on Aug 12, 2016:

Thank you for your guidance through my first swap on Swap-Bot. You were very helpful in showing me the ropes. I also appreciate the high ratings and the heart! Very excited to get my butterfly PL swap, I know I will learn a lot.!

yannajk on Aug 5, 2016:

Yayy, my package is on it's way to you! excited :) 0

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