Swap-bot Time: August 4, 2021 12:14 am


Date Joined: January 20, 2009
Last Online: July 3, 2021
Birthday: December 27
Country: United States
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Welcome!! I thank you in advance for reading my profile and getting to know me. Peace and warm regards fellow Swap-Botters.


  • At my Massachusetts address for the 2021 summer season. Thanks!

  • I only pick up mail once a week! I do rate when I open your swap! Please contact me for anything.

  • I am wheelchair reliant so I often send other--non-creative type--family members and friends to the post office to mail my swaps out for me. They may not be able to use pretty postage--know that I try to make up for it with the content of my swaps.

  • Profile Updated January 2021

About Me

My name is Erin and I am from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. My father was a commercial fisherman and I miss him dearly every single day. That is where I get my love for the sea and mermaids.

I am 42β€”when did that happen!! I live with my husband Miller, a handsome guy from the beautiful island of Jamaica. We have a beautiful miracle baby--Miss Zora, currently 3.5 years old who is the sun of our universe! My mom, Debby, also lives with us, an incredible person from who I inherited my love of crafts. She is a quilter who also loves to crochet.

I love to craft, recently I've been making a lot of boho ribbon tassles with different fibers and charms, memory wire bracelets and Upcycled Beaded Chandeliers from old Jello molds, glass beads and charms. And I'm trying to get some Smash Book/Junk Journaling time in. I love beading and paper crafts best of all, but will try anything and enjoy experimenting.

I love writing poetry, memoir and fiction. I majored in Creative Writing in college and writing has always been part of my daily life.

In my free time (which is not plentiful these days) I am often found hiding in my craft room, treasure hunting at local thrift stores, flea markets and antique barns. I enjoy shopping, reading, swimming and cozy quiet time with my family.

I consider myself to be a Bohemian, gypsy type of soul. Colorful things make me happy, as do layered bracelets, big earrings, and nature. I enjoy uplifting quotes and quotes and exercises that inspire creativity and the artistic spirit.

I am in love with all things vintage, junky, shabby, re-purposed, re-loved and recycled. I greatly desire anything handmade in this style or new things inspired by vintage images and prints.

Favorite Books

I LOVE to read. Alice Hoffman is my ultimate favorite author. I also admire wordsmiths: Natalie Goldberg, Jennifer Weiner, Jojo Moyes, Karen White, Sarah Pekkanen, Zora Neale Hurston (My Baby Girl's namesake), Alice Walker, Ann Hood, James Patterson (Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas!). I loved Stern Men by Elizabeth Gilbert, Illumination Night, Blackbird House and Acts of Nature by Alice Hoffman. Somewhere off the Coast of Maine by Ann Hood. I liked Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner. The Perfect Happiness by Santa Montefiore was very good.

Favorite Movies & Music

My favorite movies change but some of them include: Anne of Green Gables movies/miniseries with Megan Follows, Little Women with Winona Ryder, Tristan and Isolde, The Holiday, An Officer and a Gentlemen, Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, The Family Stone, Steel Magnolias, Tyler Perry Movies, Circle of Friends, Bridget Jones' Diary, When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless in Seattle, You've Got Mail, Goonies, Les Miserables, Musicals in General...

I love all kinds of music, anything that inspires me and fuels my creativity. I love chick music, folk, country, soft rock, and some reggae. Some of my favorites are Regina Spektor, Christina Perri, Jewel, Natasha Bedingfield, Adele, Cat Stevens, Kenny Rogers, Simon and Garfunkel, Sanchez, Tanya Stephens, Rihanna, Sasha, Ingrid Michaelson...

Favorite Television

When my husband isn't watching soccer...I enjoy Poldark, Downton Abbey, This is Us, Being Mary Jane, Reign, The Originals, Any and all PBS & BBC miniseries, Junk Gypsies, Flea Market Flip, Storage Wars, American Pickers, House Hunters International.

Favorite Crafts

Another long list :o) Beading, Jewelry making, Upcycled Crafts, Smash Booking/Junk Journaling, Altered Books, Paper crafts in general. I enjoy sewing small things such as ornaments.


Swap-bot is the best! I have been so honored to swap with amazing ladies through the years, many of whom I consider friends. I believe that Swap-Bot should be a fun and drama free zone so don't worry, just do the best you can, enjoy and make good friends.

Please check out my Etsy and Pinterest Links Above to get Further Ideas and Inspiration about my Likes & Style. Thank you!!

I wish I may, I wish I might receive in no particular order...

  • Washi, Deco or Craft tape. A true obsession! (Anything Goes!!)

  • Nautical (Mermaid, Anchors, etc.) Rubber Stamps, Papers, Ephemera, Stickers, Washi...

  • Anything Postal Related, Air Mail, Snail Mail, Happy Mail, Ephemera, Rubber Stamps, Washi, Vintage...

  • Alex & Ani style bracelets in silver tone!

  • Flow or Daphne's Diary Magazines or products Or Similar publications, magazines or books.

  • Travelers Notebooks-standard size. Covers and inserts.

  • Anything Baby Girl or Little Girl for scrapbooking Baby Zora's journey-washi, papers, vintage ephemera, stickers, etc

  • Ribbon, lace, seam binding--vintage and new for making tassels.

  • Absolutely Anything from Cavallini Papers & Co or Paper Chase

  • If you're in the UK or Europe--Instant Smile = Any Stationery Items or Fun Tapes from Hema, Tiger or Paper Chase. :o)

  • If you're on the West Coast I'd love anything from Daiso. Fun packaging, note pads, washi tapes, etc.

  • Glassine Envelopes, Bags, Cello Bags, And Other cute packaging!!

  • Something from my Etsy faves or Amazon Wishlist. Or something that you can make or have that is similar!! Gently used is always welcome. The link is located at the top of my profile.

  • STICKERS: All kinds welcome, except reward ones please. I still have the sticker collection I began in 2nd grade. Love, love, love stickers!!


  • KAWAII!!! Everything Welcome: stationery, deco tape, memos, sticky notes, cellophane baggies, pens etc. (Some faves include Shinzi Katoh, Sugar Bear, Bear Cocoa, Laundry Raccoon, Chocopa, Mochi Panda, Rilakkuma, Fairy Tales, Circus Animals, Lucky Bear, Suama, Cute Food Ones...) But there are many I haven't seen so feel free to surprise me!!

  • I absolutely love handmade items! I love to see what other people are making and to be inspired and have inspiring things around me!

  • Vintage, Re-purposed items, crafts, jewelry, etc.

  • Paper Ephemera--The more vintage (or vintage looking) the better-old handwritten items, labels, cool stuff for collage, mixed media, altering and smash-booking.

  • Paper Doilies! Especially ones in pretty colors and designs!!!

  • A Prayer Flag or Garland.

  • Adhesive glue runners--all kinds. I go through these like crazy!

  • Unused US Postage Stamps of any value. Also any used worldwide postage stamps for crafts and collecting.

  • Anything Jamaica.

  • Old Game Pieces, dice, etc. (especially wooden ones)

  • Old Keys, they don't have to be skeleton ones. I love the cool shapes and fancy writing on keys before and around the 70's. I love to use these in making wind chimes.

  • ANCHOR Items--earrings, charms, bracelets, purses, crafty stuff, fabric....anything with Anchors.

  • Anything Seashore, Beach or Cape Cod related, would love old playing cards, maps, stamps, paper, stickers, etc.

  • Jewelry making supplies-- Glass, Crystal, Metal beads, CHARMS, split rings, long eye pins or head pins, clasps, wire, in any color/tones etc.

  • Gordon Fraser or Schmid vintage items, especially his bear and scottie dog images. These were my favorite stickers as a kid. Reproduced is fine.

  • Woodland Creatures (foxes, owls, raccoon, bears and penguins too). Cutesy and whimsical is wonderful.

  • Anything that says "Selfie"

  • Unicorns.

  • E6000 glue, crystal glue or lacquer.

  • Rubber Stamps with Snail Mail, Nautical, Vintage, Woodland Creatures, Nature, Distressed, Labels, Postage, Creativity, Planner Stamps, Dress Forms, etc.

  • Vintage Type Writers--Items inspired by them too.

  • Sun Catchers & Crystals (Old or New)

  • Anything Frida Kahlo Inspired, Love images of her and quotes by her.

  • Anything with artists John William Waterhouse's or Alphonse Mucha's art print images.

  • Artwork, prints, postcards by artist Carl Larsson.

  • Bohemian, Gypsy Items, themes, colors.

  • Art Deco and Art Nouveau

  • Collage sheets--any pics I could use for card making, journal covers, or in jewelry. Prefer: Mermaids, Vintage, Bathing beauties, Diva gals, etc.

  • A handmade Junk Journal or Smash Book!!

  • Junk Journal and Smash Book Supplies.

  • Inspirational quotes, Quotes on Creativity.

  • A Whimsy Jar.

  • A great new pen.

  • Vintage buttons. (Especially ones with Anchors on them.)

  • Address labels or Swap Cards.

  • Interesting Blank Labels or anything that can be used to address a handmade envelope.

  • Matryoshka Dolls


  • I am a girly girl so I love anything with a little Bling!!

  • Jewelry, handmade or store bought. I like longer necklaces 24 inches or longer. 8 inch bracelets. 10 to 12 inches in anklets. I love dangly earrings!!

  • Curly Girl Designs Stuff.

  • Flavia Weedn Items.

  • Papyrus Stationery, etc.

  • Punch Studio Cards, Stationery, Etc.

  • Susan Branch Items.

  • Pip Studios Cards, Journals...

  • 1980's version of Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Rainbow Brite, She-Ra, Get A Long Gang, Snorkels, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Smurfs.(I would be delighted with images, stickers, old game pieces, journal covers, coloring books, journal covers, folders, school supplies, pencil boxes or lunch boxes.)

  • Vintage Children's Book Illustrations.

  • STATIONERY & STICKERS--Anything & Everything Goes! Disney is fine, Kawaii and Cutesy too in this category. (No reward stickers please.)

  • Postcards with a theme of Mermaids, Bathing Beauties, Vintage ads, Christmas, Valentines Day or Cape Cod, Massachusetts, particularly Provincetown. Vintage ones would be adored.

  • Teddy Bear stationery, stickers and deco tape. Not stuffed ones.

  • For Valentine Swaps: Vintage (or Vintage Inspired) Valentines and cute new (not vintage) Valentine paper goods and crafting items. Washi, papers, stickers, etc...

  • Gift cards in any denomination for: Amazon (Love my Kindle Fire), T.J, Maxx, Michael's, JoAnn's Fabrics, Barnes and Noble, Staples or Hobby Lobby.

  • Beauty Related Stuff: (If called for in a swap) I like black for eyeliner and mascara. I like the plastic tube eyeliners best. I adore eye shadow cream sticks, the fat ones are best, in pinks, purples, browns, and gold tones. Lip stain, tinted lip balm, lipstick and gloss in berries, mauves, deep pinks and on occasion reds. I love items from Bath and Body Works or similar, especially shower gel and body sprays. I can always use a small purse size nice smelling antibacterial gel or lotion. I tend to like fruity or musky scents, not florals. I don't use nail polish too much but if I do my own nails I like clear or light tints, maybe something for strengthening nails. Hair accessories and earrings are wonderful.

  • Something for my lovely Mum Her name is Debby. She likes 100% cotton fabrics, fat quarters, old wooden thread spools, cotton yarn, quilting books, and magazines, Gees Bend Alabama quilting items or history, Jude Hill stitching, Sashiko, Indigo/Indigo dying, 2022 Calendar: quilt, farm, moon, or country-themed, goddess items, chakras, crystals, sun-catchers, tarot, snowmen, organic and fair trade items, organic individually wrapped teas, dark chocolate, cotton socks. She likes inspirational items, rainbows, moons, Charlie Brown, a good mystery book, and Magnum PI.

  • The Newest and Biggest Love of My Life, Little Miss Zora, is 3.5 years old. She loves dinosaurs, especially T-Rex, foxes, mermaids, unicorns, bears, mini dolls, and animals for her dollhouse, dollhouse furniture, Barbie and Chelsea dolls and accessories, Polly Pockets, Calico Critters, or similar type figures and accessories. She loves small figures or dolls--like the kind you get in surprise packs. She wears a girl's size 7 (Tall Gal). She loves music, coloring, painting (mostly watercolors and tempera), stickers and sticker books, and board books. As far as characters go she loves Dora the Explorer (especially Swiper the fox), Paw Patrol, Minnie Mouse, Peppa Pig, Dino Dana, Tumble Leaf, Creative Galaxy. Zora's Amazon Wishlist is Here


I LOVE everything about Christmas: The anticipation, putting up the tree, advent calendars, Christmas stockings, decorating the tree, ornaments, memories, food, presents, Christmas carols (Yes, even in July!). My dad loved Christmas and he passed that love down to us. He is my Christmas Angel now. My Nana Olivia, his Mom, passed away in May of 2019, she is another of my Christmas angels now--thank you to everyone who sent things for her in past Christmas swaps--she always got a big kick out of it! ((Hugs))

Christmas swaps are my favorite of all the wonderful swaps on Swap-Bot! Thank you to the lovely ladies who host these swaps, the gals who do private Christmas swaps with me, and the swappers who help make Christmas morning so special.

  • Profile Surprises!! - I would love anything sent to me based on my profile wishlist above.

  • Flow or Daphne’s Diary type magazines or books

  • I'm really loving all of the Santa and Christmas Gnomes!

  • Hygge or Scandanavian style Christmas items.

  • I love anything vintage Christmas (or Vintage inspired)--wrapping paper, labels, cards, etc.

  • Christmas Teddy Bear Rubber Stamps, Figurines, Ornaments, Stockings, Stickers, Cards, Etc.

  • I am doing a December Daily Junk Journal. I would love anything to put in it, vintage Christmas ephemera, Holiday Washi Tape, A Base for a Cover, Christmas Rubber Stamps, Stickers, ideas, inspiration, please!!

  • Your handmade creations!

  • Nautical and Woodland Creatures (foxes, owls, raccoons, bears, and penguins too). Cutesy and whimsical is fine.

  • Christmas items from your country or region that mean something to you or you think I might like. I love doing international swaps!

  • Pine or Christmas tree scented candles.

  • Charlie Brown, Lucy, and Snoopy (Peanuts) Christmas items.

  • For Christmas swaps feel free to include something for my Mom in exchange for one or more of my items. Just mark it: to Mom or Debby and I will gladly add it to her stocking or put it under the tree. (Her likes are listed above)


This section was inspired by @LittleDonnaGirl I love the idea of celebrating the Swappers who make our lives brighter.

Some of the wonderful ladies who've given me inspiration, super special packages or doses of incredible kindness are:

@waldenpond2 @LittleDonnaGirl @luluvision @ChinaCat @Artistic @adancingflower @lou @skybridgestudios @lexidh @paperfarm @MissWhimsy @samjowers @zoev1975 @livvy @shannonlinde @anicka22 @VioletLove @luckycharms @Laficelle @Created46 @rainydayangie @CookieMomster78 @Christopherpines



Comment: Thanks for the awesome mermaid Valentine's Day card and all the extras!
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer! I've tucked it away! Thank you also for the lovely note and the little extras!
Response: Always a pleasure to send your way!! I hope you're well and enjoying your summer so far. Thanks for the rating! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Comment: If I could make a cartoon of how I feel about your swap it would beSnoopy dancing with his arms flung wide and his nose in the air. Many hearts and a warm puppy for this β€œhappiness is β€˜ ...
Response: Awwww, I'm so glad you liked it!! Keep dancing!! Hope you and yours have a great summer!! πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
Comment: Thank you so much for the absolutely beautiful envelope full of wonderful goodies you sent to me. I love all of it and I was very happy to find it in my letterbox this afternoon. Thanks again. If you would like a new Australian pen pal please let me know. I would be happy to write first. If you don't, that is cool too :)
Response: Hello--this comment made me so happy!! Thank you for the wonderful rating!! I'd love to be pen pals!! PM me if you still want to write/need my current address. That would be wonderful!! All the best!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
samsstuff rated for SOHC - Asymmetrical Earrings on May 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely earrings & the little extras!
Response: Thank you for the rating! Happy summer!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
lou rated for Private: Easter Parade on May 12, 2021
Comment: Many thanks for the Easter Parade swap, you definitely brought me some much needed sunshine this year and it's great to know I can always count on you!
Response: πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
Comment: I LOVE the earrings! Thanks for all of the other presents, too. So sweet. I am so looking forward to having places to go so I can wear my new earrings!
Response: YAY!!! Thanks for the rating, my friend--look forward to swapping with you again soon, Hope you're having a happy start to summer!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Jsereg001 rated for Earrings for a Mermaid USA on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful earrings and all the extras!! I love everything!! I am enjoying these swaps so much!!
Response: These are great swaps! I'm so glad you liked the earrings as I adore everything you make. I'll hopefully have time to post a new swap soon1 Happy summer and thanks for the rating!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Space themed env-USA on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Love this swap you sent me Thank you
Response: So glad it finally made it--I think it actually went to space!! Thanks for hosting such a fun swap and for the rating!! πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
Comment: WOW! Lots of great things!! I will save the gift til December...maybe!!! Thank you for the awesome things!
Response: You're so welcome!! Thanks for joining in the swap! Wishing you a super fun summer!! Thanks for the rating! πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Comment: I feel so spoiled again! Thank you for the stocking stuffer - it is going in my Christmas tote bag. And I absolutely LOVE the mermaid earrings! The dragon phone cover does not fit my phone either, but I'll see if I can't find someone to gift it to. Aloha!!
Response: Always fun to send to you!! That dragon is flying all over the place!! I can't wait til we get paired up again--I found something fun for you the other day, I hope your summer is going well so far! Thanks for the rating!! πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ’™
Drea3nvy rated for MLU: Mermaid pocket letter on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Beautiful pocket letter thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for the rating!! I hope you and yours are well! πŸ’™πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Drea3nvy rated for MLU: Mermaid Mail April INT'L on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you my friend for the lovely mermaid goodies!!
Comment: Hello fellow New Englander. I just got back from a vaca to Disney with my oldest daughter and found your envie waiting for me! All I can say is β€œWow!” You did a beautiful job on your pocket letter and you went above and beyond on the goodies. They will be put to good use. I love that you are so into Christmas as well. I hope your move back to MA goes smoothly. Thank you for hosting such a fun swap. πŸ’–
Response: Awww! I'm so glad you liked it!! I hope you enjoy the bits and bobs. Disney sounds amazing--it must've been so nice to go somewhere after all of the staying at home!! Thank you for swapping in the MLU group--I hope we swap together again soon! Thanks for the rating, too! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful birthday card and fabulously generous birthday gifts! I feel so spoiled. Everything was so beautifully wrapped. Big mahalo for hosting this fun swap.
Response: I'm so happy you got it and like everything! Thanks so much for the rating. πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
esalas73 rated for MLU: Mermaid Jewelry USA on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!! I loved the items you sent
Response: I'm so glad you liked them!! Thanks so much for the rating!! πŸ’œπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Comment: Thank you so much! I put the wrapped gift aside for my stocking. I love the earrings! The color of those beads is fantastic!
Response: So happy you liked them--they're so much fun to create!! I love how our stockings are growing!! There will be much mermaid treasure in December!! Wishing you well--thanks for being in the swaps and for the rating!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ§œβ€β™€οΈπŸ§œβ€β™€οΈ
Artistic rated for It's Easter Time! on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Love it! Love it! And so did the USPS package clerk. He didn't realize the b&w was tape. He said, "someone sure had a lot of time on their hands." :) I'm opening the wrapped items one day at a time. The first one I selected ended up being the blue porcelain notecards. Oh, my gosh! Beautiful! I've never seen those before. Cute tote bag and I think I'm going to take the quilting magazine with me next week as hotel reading in the evening. I'm fully vaccinated and going to a four-day crop. I'm so glad we were able to do this. Happy Spring to all of you!
Response: I'm so, so happy that you're liking your gifts so far and are savoring them by opening little by little!! I loved those cards--they are at JoAnn's and they have many wonderful prints--I only wished they had that pattern in the larger size--I'll have to check their website and see if there are more options online...start Xmas shopping for you! πŸ˜‰ I hope you have a wonderful time at your crop--that's sure to be fun!! I get my vaccine on Friday!! Yay!! Big, big hugs and lots of love sent your way!!
Jjean rated for WIYM: Stocking Stuffer March 2021 USA on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: It is really hard but I will wait until Christmas...... Thank you for the items and the lovely wrapping.....
Response: You're so welcome! Hope you like them when the time comes around to opening! Thanks for the rating and for being in the swap!! πŸ’œπŸ“«
bluesky rated for Stocking stuffer private swap on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Needs more than one heart! Thank you so much for swapping with me/us.
Response: It was my pleasure-thanks so much for hosting and for the rating!! Hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend!! πŸ’œπŸ°πŸ°πŸ’œ

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rainydayangie on Jun 26, 2021:

It is my birthday and I opened my "un-birthday" gifts from back in March from you today. Thank you SO MUCH! They are all perfect! So fun and what a great treat to have such lovely gifts to open on my birthday.

1koolkrafter on May 25, 2021:

Hello Erin...this is well over a month late but I wanted to send this message of thanks to you none the less for the beautiful birthday card and goodies that you sent me back in April. I loved everything!

Curiouskitty on May 6, 2021:

A big "Thank you" to you for the beautiful birthday card you sent to me for WIYM Birthday RAK! The note card & tickets are cool too. I especially like the Happy mail stickers - so many kinds! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity.β™₯️

xninolax on May 5, 2021:

Wow! Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday RAK via WIYM. I love the mermaid & happy mail stickers and bits and pieces. So so thoughtful of you. Thank you SO much <3

chimerix on May 3, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful birthday RAK. What a surprise! I love the mermaid goodness. Aloha

lovenita on May 2, 2021:

Ahhhh!! Thank you so much for bday RAK and all the lovely goodies you sent me!!!! So happy about this! Thank you thank you!!

yvonne401 on May 2, 2021:

Thank you so very much for the WIYM Birthday RAK! Thanks so much for remembering my birthday πŸŽ‰! It truly means alot.



debbiespoms on Mar 29, 2021:

Hi Erin ! I want to thank you so much on here too, for angeling for WIYM: Stocking stuffer February 2021 USA swap. I love the Fairy note cards so much and I am grateful to you doing this for me! So, Thank you again & again!

cookies37 on Mar 23, 2021:

Just a note to thank you for the awesome birthday envelope!! Such a nice surprise, I love the card and the postcards are great. The tiny envelope is so cute with the unique stickers! It is late so I didn’t make it all the way to the end of your profile, but I’ll be back.

Take care ~ cookies37=Judy

JenZen5 on Mar 18, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely birthday card and the envelope of goodies. You made me smile. Thanks for thinking of me. I love this group!

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