Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 5:01 pm


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: May 17, 2022
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a HEALER in many ways. I love nature and all it offers. My flower garden is my inspiration and my sanctuary. I love growing herbs and using them daily in our meals. I am thinking of growing lavender and experimenting with soap making. I have a grandfather tree in my back yard that canopies the entire back. I watch for fairies who live and play there. I like to paint, scrapbook, make simple little jewelry like earrings and I love music of all forms. I am excited about starting this venture to enhance my creativity that I let slip away. I am a very creative person and one of the things I like the most is to give little gifts to family, friends and co-workers. I live in a small town but love the big city. New York is one of my favorite places. I also enjoy all things from Scotland and participate in Renn Faires. I finally made it to Scotland in the fall of 2012 and again August 2014 and now saving for my next trip there. I do hand tooled leather work such as journals, bracers, and items for Faire. I taught my hubby this and he now has his own business. If it is any thing you can do with your hands and mind, I'm there. I love long baths, good books,good wine, fine food, dark chocolate, mornings in my garden and good friends. I work hard at listening to what people are saying. We are all important and deserve full attention when communicating, not just a nod. Most importantly, I try to say a kind word to all around me each day and mean it.

HOLIDAYS- I love Halloween and the Fall in general. The smells and the colors are food for the soul. I love decorating the house and garden for the Fall Holidays. I love finding old, Vintage Halloween items like cards, figures, etc.. like cats and crows and even children in costume. I always have extra special events for Halloween here in my small town and the kids all know it. My place is always the first stop! This is a family tradition I have continued. It was always so dear to my fathers heart! I just love any holiday and another reason to have family and friends close by. Christmas is almost as fun!

MUSIC - I love all music, 70's is my favorite, jazz, Celtic, and many new artists. My husband was in a band for years so I am a groupie at heart. Beatles, Stones, Cream, Bread, Guess Who, Bad Company, Eric Clapton, Moody Blues, James Taylor, Eagles, Frank Sinatra, Maroon 5, Jack Johnson, Queen, ELO, Cat Stevens, Indian Flute, on and on! I could not live without music. It is in my soul.

FOODS - I love it all! My husband is a chef so we eat alot of different things. The more exotic the better. I love different chocolates and shortbread cookies. It's not food but there is nothing better than a glass of red wine with my food! I also love Starbucks coffee and all coffee flavored dark chocolate.

COLORS - I love black! You can find it in my office, in my decorating, my clothing. It is just an elegant color. I love grey, silver, ice and steele blue together. I decorate with a world travel flare as my husband has traveled alot.

PETS - I have two cats that are my children. Ginger and Princess rule the house. They want to say "MEOW" to all their friends here that send them toys!

COLLECTIONS - I collect old powder compacts ,Celtic Greenmen, Superman, The Munsters items/art, Star Trek items and blue colbalt.

ITEMS I LOVE - All things postal with the vintage red, white and blue, airmail stuff, Vintage Halloween items,Superman,Tim Burton stuff, The Munsters items, Star Trek, Greenman, dark chocolate, celtic items, beautiful paper for paper crafts,art pens, vintage circus/side show/freak, Starbucks, Paris, mailart, my family, dark fairies, old world items, rain, little oddities, Edgar Allan Poe items, bones, marbles, gargoyles and your art work that I can frame.

WISH LIST- Vintage postal items like rubber stamps, airmail stickers & envies, rubber stamps with celtic style designs, your art work, little carved wooden boxes, greenman items, Superman, Edgar Allan Poe trinkets. There are so many talented people here and it rocks when I receive one of your handmade, heartfelt crafts.

MOVIES - Tim Burton ROCKS, he is so creative!Love all his movies. I also love to watch any thing to do with Dragons, Knights, Kings, etc... BraveHeart, Lion In Winter, Lord Of The Rings, Robin Hood, Excalibur, Old Vampire & Werewolve movies, any vintage Hollywood horror monsters, Star Trek, Zombies and still have a thing for the Wizard of Oz, love the flying monkey! How can you not like it when you are from Kansas!

SHOWS - Dexter, Lost, The Tudors, Heros, Dead Like Me, Deadwood, Game Of Thrones, Dark Shadows, The Munsters, Food Network, Oddities, Trek, Grimm, American Horror Story, The Voice, and HGTV

HOBBIES - Painting, scrapbooking, photography, jewelry making, gardening, tooled leather work items for Renn. Faire, and stepping stones. I just love all paper crafts like cards, tags, postcards, zines, bookmarks, ATC's, and mail!!! Lots of mail! By the time I was 10, I had to have my own postal box because I kept filling dads. I think it must have come from my dad who use to send my mom a love letter each week when dating. He did art work on each of these envies which I now own. ( minus the love letter)

SCENTS - I like the smells of Rain, Musk, Woody, Fireplace, Leather, Fresh Coffee, Fall, Cinnamon. I dislike floral smells, food related candles like cookies, cherry, strawberry, etc...

FAMILY - I have no children but watch my great nieces and nephews frequently. We always have great adventures they will remember a lifetime. Many of them enjoy the Renaissance Faires with us in full costume. Life is good, easy and simple. Why have it any other way.


jannieb rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Coin on May 10, 2022
Comment: I just received my wonderful coins. Thank you so much for the extra. I am so happy to add these to my Mona Collection. I enjoyed the card & decorated envelope as well. Here's an extra hug since we haven't talked in a while. I'm sure things will get back to "normal" soon & we can continue our art endeavors on a much regular basis. Hugs X2
Response: You are the best and I so look forward to returning to normal! Thanks for the comment and heart! You deserve thousands of hearts! Hugs, Mona
glassnowdrop rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #27 on May 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful swap, the envelope was so lovely and the card was really beautiful! I also love the happy mail stickers. all the best and happy swapping!
Response: You are very welcome and glad you enjoyed the swap. I LOVE sunshine everything!! Hugs, Mona
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Houses PC -April on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute neighborhood.
Response: Thank you and glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
rkassman rated for The Dark Side DAJ 7 on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness, this is absolutely perfect! Thank you so much, I think you've got the idea down pat :) I'm so glad you've joined in on the series!
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the feedback. Ready for the next one now! Hugs, Mona
Cgscdy rated for EASU: Strange place for a flower on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: So pretty ty and for the stickers! ❤️
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the rating. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you so much! I love Glennon Doyle, great quote!
Response: You are very welcome and so glad you enjoyed the envie. Hugs, Mona
Ramya rated for Brighten My Week Note Card April #3 on Apr 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful and generous mailing! I’m so grateful. I love the poem, the tags, the stickers! Wonderful notecard… Happy Swapping.
Response: You are very welcome and so glad it was happy mail. Looking forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Love your card -- thank you.
Response: You are very welcome. Hugs, Mona
Comment: I love all the happy mail stickers and the cow card is going into my junk journal!! Happy Spring :)
Response: Glad it made you "Happy" and have a fabulous weekend. Hugs, Mona
marymary914 rated for EASU: Gnome ATC on Apr 5, 2022
Comment: Adorable gnome and thanks for stickers!
Response: Thank you and you are very welcome. Hugs, Mona
Ikat78 rated for AMA: Houses PC -March on Mar 28, 2022
Comment: HI Mona! My first reaction was, “OMG, it is SO cute!” If you remember, did you use alcohol markers? I have some but never really use them. I’d love to break them in if I had an idea to run with. I love how colorful this house postcard is. THANK YOU for the awesome effort and time you put into this postcard. :)
Response: You are very welcome and I am so glad you enjoyed it. I used Sharpies as well as alcohol. I am still learning the use of alcohol and I love them. Thanks for the comment and heart. Hugs, Mona
YooperHill rated for EASU: Monochrome ATC on Mar 22, 2022
Comment: Mona, your ATC is so lovely! Thank you.
Response: You are welcome and very kind. Thank you for the rating. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thx for cute card and stickers, my floofs say hello.
Response: You are welcome and my four-legged kids say meow as well! Hugs, Mona
captkristi rated for HMPC: Botanical love - March on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: Beautiful!!! Thanks so much!! Definitely waiting for spring here too - or summer actually. Have a great weekend! Hope it's lovely weather!!
Response: You are welcome and it is finally a perfect weekend! Hugs, Mona
Gobarb rated for EASU: Grungy ATC on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for thievery cool ATC. I really like the way you did it. Thanks also for the happy mail stickers.
Response: You are welcome! Happy Spring to you. Hugs, Mona
Gobarb rated for EASU: Your Choice Art Swap on Mar 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. Your artwork is really fun! Thanks also for the "happy mail" extras.
Response: You are very welcome. This is a fun place! Hugs, Mona
lukeyduke rated for EASU: Funky House ATC on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: I love the house! Thankyou!. I love the detail and the bright colors.
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed my happy little house. Thank you for the heart. Hugs, Mona
tatntole rated for AMA: Houses PC -Feb on Feb 18, 2022
Comment: It is sunny here but cold and very windy. Love the postcard.
Response: You are very welcome. Sending another snowstorm your way from Kansas. Stay warm. Hugs, Mona
chimerix rated for Holy Crap, It's Valentine's Day! on Feb 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and all of the little Valentine's stickers and bits. Aloha!
Response: You are very welcome and wishing you a Valentines full of chocolate and flowers. Hugs, Mona
Comment: I love her, thank you.
Response: You are welcome. Purple must be the "it color" because several in Walmart were sporting it! Hugs, Mona

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alittledabble on Sep 6, 2021:

I was going through my old swaps and letters, and while I did give you a heart for the Un-birthday card you sent me, I never properly thanked you specifically for the amazing collection of blue-themed vintage stamps you included on the envelope. I adore vintage stamps, and your lettering is lovely too! Thanks again!

YooperHill on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you for the words you left on my profile! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/317437

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


lou on Sep 9, 2020:

Happy nearly 12 years, so glad you are here!

couchart on Jul 13, 2019:

Mona, thank you so much for the wonderful jester/harlequin postcard, I love it! I am delighted with it and I will be sending something your way soon. All the best, Cynthia

Kellpepper on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Valentines Day Card! The front image is so pretty and all the goodies are wonderful. Thank you!

Lonestarchild on Oct 12, 2017:

Just opened the Halloween #11 -- you are SO talented and creative. Super cute -- starting with the envie. I didn't want to open it b/c it was such a great envie. And the inside was even more fun! Thank you so much!

Vickimac on Aug 21, 2017:

I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Halloween swap you sent me. I had a really rough week and your package brought so much joy for several days. Thank you!!!

KathleenHope on Jul 26, 2017:

Case of the Missing Postcard. I don't know when your first post card was delivered, but someone from another neighborhood just came to our front door with a pile of mail (and a few swap-bot swaps) and said "this was delivered to the wrong house."

So I guess we CAN blame this on the US postal service, delivered to wrong address.

Just wanted to let you know, Hearts 💖💖💖

DLRodrigues on May 30, 2017:

Thank you Mona for the re-send for WIYM Not My Country PC - It arrived today!!! Please send me your address ... I would like to send you something xx

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