Swap-bot Time: May 12, 2021 12:25 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2017
Last Online: May 11, 2021
Birthday: May 16, 1977
Country: United States

About Me

I started paper crafting about 11 years ago when I decided to do my own DIY wedding. I realized how much I enjoyed making my wedding stationary, favor boxes, welcome gifts, and coordinating it all. I self taught myself by watching a ton of youtube videos....I stumbled across some craft fair idea videos and that's when it really began. I share this hobby with my sister. I do not have a website. We do local craft fairs. I am married, no children, unless you count our two cats. The cats came with him, and he was right I do love my furry children. We lost our fur babies in 2020 almost a month apart in Feb (Chloe 18 years) and Mar (JR 22 years). We got a another fur baby kitten, July 2020 (Shadow). He is so affectionate and we love him so much!

Favorite Music

I'm pretty picky when it comes to music...but anyone who knows me knows that I am a HUGE PRINCE fan. ** THE GOAT **


Favorite Crafts

Paper crafts - I love 3D paper crafts i.e.. treat holders, gift bags and boxes packaging, and handmade embellishments. I do make cards as well. I watched a lot of swap reveal videos on You Tube, and I thought wow that's incredible I would love to join.

Because my favorite musician is PRINCE, clearly anything purple is all right with me. I do like neutrals and sage green as well. I am loving MINT GREEN. I've been sleep on that color. It's the new neutral and goes with every color. Love it.

I own a Silhouette Cameo and several manual die cutting machines (Big Shot, Gemini, and the little one made by Spellbinders). I truly enjoy designing cut files using Silhouette Studio and creating 3D crafts.

Regarding crafts ... I am not really into vintage or the mixed media look. I don't like crafts just thrown together, and it looks like a child's art project. I like more of a scrapbook design. Mats, stamped images, sentiments, embellishments. I admire all the work done for Shabby Chic, but it's not something that I do. I do like different textures for interest. I like simple, clean designs. But I do not want to limit anyone's creativity by my dislikes.

Likes Dislikes ABCs

Below is an ABC list of some of my likes and some dislikes. I saw this on someone's profile, and thought it was a pretty neat idea.

A - Altered Office Items post it notes, paper clips, notebooks

B - my Birthstone (Emerald)

C - Card Candy (Handmade card makers know what this is) , Crepe paper embellies

D - Dangles, I've been obsessed with buying beads to make dangles.

E - (Handmade) Embellishments

F - Foiling Techniques

G - Glimmer Paper not Glitter, (Love) Game of Thrones

H - Hearts

I - Ice esp the kind in Snow Cones

J - (Dislike) Junk Journals, (Like) JoAnns

K - Krazy Coupon Lady

L - Lindor Lindt Milk Chocolate

M - Michaels Craft Store , MINT GREEN!

N - (Handmade) Notecards, that fold

O - Ombre

P - Purple and of course PRINCE

Q - Quick Dry Glue

R - (Likes) Ribbon, Rosettes, (Dislike) Reward Stickers

S - Shaker Cards or Shaker Elements

T- Tuesday Mornings (sniff the one closest to me is closing) The nearest one is in another state like 40 miles away...

U - Unicorns

V- (Dislike) Vintage, (Like) Violet

W - Word Puns

X - eXtra gum or any sugarfree gum

Y - You Tube Paper Craft Videos

Z - my Zodiac Sign (Taurus)

Please Do Not Send

Please do not send the following items:


Loose stickers

reward stickers

Kiddie stickers

Sheets from a sticky note pad, I would prefer the entire pad. Not 4 or 5 sheets

scrap pieces of paper

Washi samples

NO Children crafts

No Kiddie designs, like monsters, toys, cartoons ect (Lawn Fawn Critters, Mama Elephant or similar stamped images are ok). I just do not want any craft/item for children. Not really something I would ever use.


bpl76 rated for LSRUS- 12X12 paper -usa on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: yet again you out did yourself !! Love it all and the paper craft is perfect the paper pad -where did you find it - thank you
Response: Thanks again for the kind words. So glad that you love it. And it made it there super fast. I fell like my husband just dropped if off at the post office 2 days ago!
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Die Cut Swap - USA on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Oh Venetta! I would give you 10 hearts if I could! This die cut package is just amazing. You have given me so many coordinated die cuts to play with and packaged them just wonderfully. I hated to even open up the packaging! And thank you so much for the instruction cards on how to put some of the together. And the stickers - how did you make them? Really I am completely blown away by all of this and cannot thank you enough. And thanks for the info on the dies to help me assemble some of them. I especially love the butterfly corner bookmark and the notecard and envelope. Can you tell me who makes those? And the envelope with the slots that holds all the die cuts - just brilliant. Thank you so so much for this amazing swap!
Response: The "stickers" are not adhesive on the back. They are just die cuts, you will need to add your own adhesive. I created a PRINT and CUT file on my Silhouette Cameo. I wanted them thicker so I used cardstock instead of sticker paper. Thanks again for the kind words. I do appreciate it.
Comment: Your embellishment kit is exquisite!! I love the colors and it's so posh!! Gorgeous Gorgeous Gorgeous!!! Thank you so much! When I finally move into my new house, I will join more of your swaps!! xxMuggleMom
Response: Toni, so glad that you liked it. And I appreciate the swap support. I'm not moving anytime soon, so I do plan to host more swaps. I will keep you posted. Best wishes on your move.
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Simply beautiful !! thank you
Response: Thank you for the kind words. I will message you when I host the faux stamp swap.
Kraftylady777 rated for BIG happy mail swap -3 usa on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap!
Response: You are welcomed.
Comment: wow! Your swap was extraordinary. I had so much looking in all the pockets and tucks. You were so thoughtful in every detail, even cutiing out the images for me, but taping the back in place for me to color. Everything about this was amazing. Thank you very much.
Response: I really enjoyed making it. Once I host the faux stamp swap, I will message you.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely package! Everything is so nice and your papercraft skills are impressive! Take care!
Response: You are welcomed
kizzlets rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail!
Response: Wow! That was fast, I just mailed it Saturday You are welcomed.
bethe rated for BIG happy mail swap -3 usa on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: I love your handmade book case mem dex and the goodies inside. Thank you!
Response: You are welcome. I enjoyed making it.
K8thecrafter rated for BIG happy mail swap -3 usa on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: Wow. You sent me a stunning Happy Mail! I've never seen anything so amazing. Thank you SO MUCH! I love the goodies and the mask lanyard.
Response: You are welcome. So glad that you liked the swap.
bpl76 rated for BIG happy mail swap -3 usa on Mar 27, 2021
Comment: My first memory-dex card thank you !!
Response: It was my 1st 3D memory dex. It was on my list of things to try.
YolandiLetters rated for BIG happy mail swap -3 usa on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: WOW!!!! The amount of work that went into that is amazing and it's so cool!!!! I really appreciate it <3 :)
Response: I love to craft in bulk, so this swap was perfect. I just set up a an assembly line. Thanks for the kind words.
Comment: Thank you for re-sending.
Response: no problem, so glad it finally made it.
Comment: What a gorgeous swap presentation! The lanyard you made is lovely. The hemp cord really makes the beads pop. Thanks so much.
Response: You are welcome
rarjones rated for YTPC: Fringed Hearts: USA on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Oh my I am overwhelmed with your swap! It is all so beautifully done and thought out! I am so amazed at how you put it all together - it is more than beautiful! Thank you so much for your time and talent in making this for me. I totally LOVE it all!
Response: Wow that was quick. I mailed it yesterday. I did notice that you had an Illinois address, I wasn't sure how close it was to Northwest Indiana...Anyway so glad that you liked it.
Comment: Happy New Year! Thanks for the card
Comment: thanks so much for the awesome envie :D
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful handmade card and the swap tags!! happy new year!!
Response: You are welcomed. Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card
lilkim rated for Handmade Face Mask Lanyard on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: I received my package on time with extra special packaging and goodies The package was definitely made with love and care I loved it
Response: Thanks K!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 101 26 27
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grammypammy on Jan 5, 2021:

Welcome to RAKS Only USA and Wild 'n' Wacky Holiday Swaps!

Please go to forums in each group and add info where needed.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Hugs, Pam

amandacase on Sep 21, 2020:

Thank you for the angel package for the ephemera collage kit swap. It was lovely ❀️

Snaileditcrafts on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you SO much for the amazing swap!! I truly appreciate it! I wish I could leave you more than a 5 and a heart, so here is a million hearts! Thanks again! heart

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