Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2023 8:58 am


Date Joined: July 6, 2017
Last Online: September 23, 2023
Birthday: October 15
Country: United States

About Me

Latest revision 4/11/2023:

After taking a look at my profile I realized a lot has changed throughout the many years. I did edit some of it but thought I would do a little here too.

I have recently retired from my USPS career due to the long Covid effects. I am also on oxygen and tire easily. But being able to do swaps has made me feel better and I look forward to the mail each day. I have found that I love doing ATC’s and other items like that a lot. I am kept busy when not working on swaps with our two Great Danes that are 11 months old now. They are big and weigh over 125 each. We have recently got a motor home so we can take them with us when we go other places besides the camper. We take them to the camper that we have at a campground but this will be a whole new experience for us all. Pray for us lol.

**Updated 2/20/2023

A lot has happened in the last year. Of course the COVID nightmare with work being crazy. We were considered essential workers so life was very busy. Then around the first of 2022 I came down with double pneumonia, severely dehydration as well as kidney failure and of course COVID. I don’t remember most of anything the week before going to ER, just that I was sick. I was in the COVID ICU for almost a month. I was on a ventilator for over 17 days. My family wasn’t able to see me and I was actually out of it most the time.

From the hospital I had to go to a rehabilitation center because I had lost almost all my ability to do anything. My husband and family would come help me a lot but it was a long process. Therapy three hours a day for a month and a half. I finally got to go home.

It has been a very slow process to say the least. I am still on oxygen and probably always will be. I finally gave up getting to return to work after a year so I put in for early retirement.

Going through all this taught me that life is too short to take it for granted. Family is most important and make memories when you can. YOLO.

My big girl Maggie passed on recently. She was such a good girl and we love and miss her very much. We had got two GD pups before she passed and hoped she would be able to show them all her good ways. We see little things that they do that she always did. They are a mess. 😜

** Updated 6/7/2021

Well we did it. Got a camper and have begun our camping experience. We could never take Maggie so we wanted to include her. It has been fun getting our stuff for it. We have a spot that we leave it at year round. It is only about two hours away. Love being able to just take a few things and go when we want without the hassle of pulling it all over. Good times.

** Updated 6/25/2019

Well I am back after a short break. Had some health issues and just had a lot going on but I missed doing swaps. Hope to get back in the swing of things again and meet some new friends and maybe run across some of my old swappers. Happy swapping!

*Updated 9/6/2017

Hello from Missouri USA!

I have lived in Southeast Missouri all my life. I am a Christian and am married to a wonderful man and we share our home with our big girl Maggie ( a Great Dane) She is spoiled rotten and such a good girl. I have two wonderful grand kids that are at our house as often as they are home. We do so much together and love hanging out and traveling.

I work full time as a mail carrier and love my job. I see people get mail and packages and sometimes wonder if it is from something like swapbot. So I thought I would join and hopefully make new friends from all over the world.

    Things I love. 

Paper crafting. All kinds including ATC’s, ink box cards, handmade envelopes, handmade postcards, scrapbooking, cards, altered books, handmade folios and mini albums and more. I do a little acrylic painting and water colors. Making Christmas items.

Traveling. Would love to see Ireland and Scotland as well as Switzerland to name a few.

My Great Danes.

Flowers. My favorite is probably the iris.

Cooking. So feel free to share your recipes.

Spring, Fall and Winter. Summer not so much. Hate the heat and humidity and mosquitos.

Old movies and westerns. I love Cary Grant, Moreen Ohare, Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart and Clint Eastwood kind of movies when I want to relax. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of my favorites. Hallmark channel and DIY shows like "Fixer Upper" love Chip and Joanna! I do watch other stuff too though, like romantic comedies, suspense, sci-fi and such. Just don't care for the real scary ones. Cooking shows like Pioneer Woman.

Love old houses and vintage stuff. Antiques and Victorian era items. Our home is over 100 years old and I love all the woodwork and floors. It has a personality and craftsmanship you rarely see anymore. The attention to details is amazing.

Stamps!! I collect postage stamps from anywhere and everywhere. Vintage up to new.

Vintage postcards and greeting cards. Anything, but Christmas, Halloween, Valentines and Easter are my FAVORITE!

I collect vintage porcelain and bone china dog figurines. I have quite a few. Any breed but am searching for Great Danes.

I also have an addiction for old dishes and silverware. Especially old bowls with floral designs and Pyrex mixing bowls and stoneware crocks and bowls.

    Crafts I enjoy. 

I love paper crafting. Making ATC’s, cards, PC's, mini albums, pocket letters and holiday decorations to name a few.

Altered journals.

Painting in many forms from wood to canvas.

Found that I love making ATC's. So will be doing more.

Cross stitch. I don't do it as much as I used to but always loved it.

Love learning new crafts.

And I'm sure there is more I am forgetting. Lol

    Ideas for sending. 

ATC’s or similar.

Handmade cards and postcards.

Pretty stationery. With or without matching envelopes.

Postcards from all over.


Stamps and die cut for crafting. (Cling and rubber)

Anything Tim Holtz

Postage stamps. New, used and vintage.

Handwritten letters.

Vintage cards and postcards.

Journal items.

Handmade soaps.

Old books or pages from old books. English, French and Italian are some of my favorites.

Snacks and sweets. Love trying new stuff especially from other countries.

    *    Swaps    *

I always send on time or before deadline. I rate as soon as I receive a swap so I would appreciate the same in return. Let me know if you are sending late. Put some pride in your swaps. Feel free to drop me a letter anytime.

  **  FLAKERS  **


      **  Angels. **

@ChrisAnne Thank you for stepping up and sending journal for SHARED JOURNAL EXPERIENCE #4. ❤️❤️


Frodogaggins rated for Halloween Black Cat ATC on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: thank you so much for the amazing atc and extra's
ginny19590 rated for Dog Days ATC on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: What a lovely ATC and thank you for the extras.......=)
Response: So glad you liked it and thank you
Comment: I love the tropical pocket and tags! Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad and thank you
ÇisnerosV rated for YTPC: EZ Double Pocket Folder on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: Hi, thank you so much for a very lovely swap, I love the color, and matching envelope. The extras are great! Thank you.
Response: Thank you and so glad you liked it
LauraM540 rated for VF: Easy book pg. tags -USA on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the tags!
Response: You are so welcome and thank you
Comment: Thanks for the tags! I like the embellishments and ribbons used.
Response: You’re welcome and thank you.
Sonya rated for USAPC: Ink Box Card #5: Bees! on Aug 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cute card with the bee charm, Kay. The extras will go to good use as well. Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome and thank you
Comment: Love the big die cut flowers!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks
papercraft70 rated for AMA: Inkbox card - woman on Aug 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely interpretation on the ink box card. “Beautiful!!”
Response: Thank you and so glad you liked it.
butterflystampede rated for USAPC: 6x6 pocket journal on Aug 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful pocket journal. It was so much fun to look inside all those pockets and find the little treasures you tucked inside. Love it all!
Response: Thank you so much and I am so glad you liked it.
Comment: I was going through my swaps and realized I hadn't rated you for this. I apologize!!! Beautiful work!
Response: Thank you so much
wolfeagle rated for USAPC: Ink Box Card #4: Ladybug on Jul 31, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute Inkbox card.
Response: You are welcome and thank you
Comment: OH my goodness! AMAZING! Wow, not only was it beautifully constructed, but the goodies are awesome. Thank you so much for taking the time to make something so wonderful for me!
Response: You are so very welcome. I’m glad you liked them. Thank you ❣️
JaneInSD rated for YTPC: Mini Folio Folder USA on Jul 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable swap!! I love the colors, the die cuts and stamping you used. So cute!! The tuckins are also cute and I can definitely use them in my crafts. Thanks for a thoughtful swap! :-)
Response: I’m so glad you liked it and thank you so much
Comment: Thanks much for the pretty journal pocket. Bright and cheerful was just what I needed this week, and I appreciate all your good vibes! :)
Response: You are so welcome. Glad you liked it. Thanks.
fbresnah rated for Handmade Butterfly Greeting Card on Jul 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful card and all the extras! I don’t like hot either lol.
Response: You are welcome and thank you.
papertreasures17 rated for YTPC: Envelope Tucks USA on Jul 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much Kay for the pretty pockets. I love them and plan to place in a journal right away. These were so fun and easy to make! Thanks for joining.🥰
Response: You are so welcome and thank you so much.
Kitty2cats rated for USAPC: zig zag mini pocket folder on Jul 12, 2023
Comment: Hi Kay, This sure is a handy, clever little pocket. Loving the paper you used. Thanks also for the cute goodies so neatly tucked in their slots💕
Response: Thank you and I’m so glad that you liked it
MissChief rated for SMSUSA: Tiny mini Journals on Jul 11, 2023
Comment: thank you for the sweetest mini journals! well done! the sticker is appreciated too! We hit 99 degrees here and love being indoors! haha!
Response: I’m glad you liked them. You are welcome and thanks.
Comment: Thank you for such a nice flip book. I love the papers you used. They're so cool!! And thanks for the tags and stickers too😊
Response: Thank you and I’m so glad that you liked it.

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hibiscus on May 26, 2023:

Really special Ink box cards.. great work.. p.s. my neighborhood is called marbella! I did a double take when I saw your swap name

thriftymermaid on Oct 5, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! 🎂🎂🎂💌🎂🎂🎂

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

thisismeAXiD on Oct 3, 2019:

Happy birthday month

Ukucaitie on Aug 19, 2019:

Thank you very much for the RAK only group RAK of the 4 pcs! I loved the ones you picked out for me! I will be using some and keeping some! Thank you so so much!!

rarjones on Oct 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday to YOU! Hope your day is filled with smiles:) Blessings - CF Group - Rose

Ryleighsmom on Mar 24, 2018:

Hello! I received an amazing pack of goodies from you because I won a drawing. Thank you! I don’t know what group the drawing was in, so I haven’t posted a thank you anywhere else. I LOVE what you sent a whole big bunch!!!

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Hi I'm your partner for the Profile Swap #10 I'm not sure what happened as I did this on the weekend but none of them saved! I'm so sorry! Here is the quote I picked for this swap!

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it. Embracing our vulnerabilities is risky but not nearly as dangerous as giving up on love and belonging and joy—the experiences that make us the most vulnerable. Only when we are brave enough to explore the darkness will we discover the infinite power of our light.” ― Brené Brown

DeAnnaVarela on Feb 25, 2018:

Profile Quote #10 DeAnna Varela

“I am going to keep having fun every day I have left, because there is no other way of life. You just have to decide whether you are a Tigger or an Eeyore.” Randy Pausch

fairladybuff on Feb 25, 2018:

"Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten." Paraphrase from G.K.Chesterton

Fairladybuff Profile Quote #10

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