Swap-bot Time: February 2, 2023 6:33 am


Date Joined: November 12, 2016
Last Online: February 1, 2023
Birthday: June 29
Country: United States

About Me

Retired. Recently widowed (June 15, 2021). Two daughters both married. Two granddaughters. I love cats. I am spiritual, but not religious. I embrace tenets from many beliefs and recognize the existence of a higher power. I dislike "good ole' boy" politics & do not identify with any specific party. I am a tree-hugging animal lover & love nature.

Crafts: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery/crewel, dried florals, papercrafting; Arts: drawing, painting, calligraphy, writing prose/poetry, journaling, cooking, playing piano, reading.

Likes: Traveling, cruising, salt air, the ocean, crisp morning air, rain on my face, fall colors, laughter of children, smiles, soft snowfall, the wind, fantasy, meditation, metaphysics, silence, hugs

Favorite Music

Genre: Folk, Blues, Alternative, World Music, New Age: Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo', Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Fleetwood Mac, Moody Blues, David Bowie, Dr. John, Annie Lenox, Carly Simon, Paul Simon, Gary Jules, Jason Mraz, Josh Groban, Andrea Bochelli, Bonnie Raitt, Wilco, Mumford & Sons, Five for Fighting, Bare Naked Ladies, CCR, Steve Winwood, Dead Can Dance, The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Emmy Lou Harris, Nancy Griffith, Patty Griffin, and oh, so many others!

Favorite Books

Books: American Dirt, Cutting for Stone, White Dog Falling from the Sky, Game of Thrones series, Harry Potter series, Dune series, Water for Elephants, The Silent Patient, Where the Crawdads Sing; Authors: Jeffrey Archer, Sharon Kay Pennman, Ken Follett, John Grisham; Poetry: Gail Mazur, Rod McKuen, Maxine Kumin, Edgar Alan Poe (poetry/prose), Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost

Favorite Movies

Not a movie goer-- just watch whatever's playing on HBO, Showtime, Starz, Cinemax, Netflix, etc.; Love foreign films (with subtitles, not dubbed); Like suspense, sci-fi, drama and deep movies that leave you thinking.

Favorite Television

Chicago PD, Chicago Fire, Chopped, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, American Horror Story, Dexter, Yellowstone, Mayor of Kingstown, Hightown (of course, it takes place in P-town!), Survivor, Chicago Med, Vikings, VICE, Frontline, NCIS (all), Blue Bloods, Ice Road Truckers, The Deadliest Catch, The Amazing Race, Dr. Pimple Popper, My Aching Feet, & all the veterinary sites (Dr. Pol, Dr. T., etc.)

Favorite Crafts

Knitting, Crocheting, Embroidery, Crewel, Any papercrafts (but especially Inchies, Twinchies, ATCs & Moo cards), Journaling, Sewing, watercolor painting, calligraphy, shell pictures, drawing


Likes: Coffee (not decaf) Caffeinated tea of all kinds, All colors, Handmade papers, Used postage stamps from anywhere, Die cuts;

Dislikes: Herbal teas, Instant coffee, Religious stuff, Disney (I’ve outgrown it)

Wish list

I have been doing papercrafts all my life & have a whole room of supplies & tools. I can honestly say I don't need another thing. I just replace supplies.

Favorite Artists

Favorite Artists: Jaime & Andrew Wyeth, Winslow Homer, Alphonse Mucha, Erte, Norman Rockwell, Peter Maxwell, Maxfield Parrish; Art Deco, Art Nuvo

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: I try to get my swaps done as soon as I sign up because I sign up for so many. Therefore, they do not reflect partner preferences as partners are not assigned until weeks later. I don't sign up for profile swaps for this reason.

Please don’t feel you must include extras in our swaps. Your awesome creative art is enough to make me happy and is the base for my rating.

I take my membership in the groups I belong to or have created very seriously. The founders/coordinators/officers of these groups work very hard to think of swaps, vet participants, and troubleshoot any problems. I do my best to support them by signing up for swaps and being available to host when needed.

I create upstairs & receive mail downstairs. I rate on the day I receive swaps (or the next day at the latest) & after rating, place the swap on the dining room table to go up & be entered in my swap journal. If you’re missing a rating, I’m missing your swap. Please pm me so I know you will resend.

I have never, nor will I ever flake on any swap I undertake. If I find, by some cruel twist of fate, that I cannot complete a swap by its deadline, I will notify you & the coordinator to obtain a mutually agreeable solution. I would appreciate it if you have any problems with or do not receive any of my swaps that you notify me so I may rectify the problem. I promise to do the same for you.

Thank you for allowing me to participate in this wonderful creative journey with you!


papercraft70 rated for MAE: TAG SWAP for 2: PINK on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks Dianne for the tags and both came together. See you in next swap.
Response: You are welcome. I’ve just started appreciating pink, a color I detested when I was growing up. Thank you for the heart.
marymary914 rated for AATC: Using pretty tissue paper on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Beautiful ATC!! Thanks so much!
Response: I enjoyed making it for you & hope there are more swaps like this. Thank you for the heart.
rkassman rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PostCard -Jan on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC - it's somehow both cozy and refreshing at the same time, and the quote is a good reminder! <3
Response: YR welcome! We all get a touch of creative genius in winter AND time to execute our ideas. Thank you for the heart.
Tverne05 rated for 6 ATC Backgrounds #1 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: thanks for the ATC backgrounds you sent. I’m looking forward to using them in an ATC swap.
Response: Maybe I’ll get one back that you’ve used in a future swap! Thank you for the heart.
littlehana86 rated for Vintage Valentine on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Your card is so sweet.. :) Thank you! I really like it.
Response: Thank you for the compliment & the heart!
WoodlandBanshee rated for CQ;:Hearts for February on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Looks like some more drawing inspiration! Very cute raggedy anne style heart card. I love the mixed media and the tiny buttons you've glued on. I appreciate the butterfly and mushroom extra tuck-ins. Thanks and take care!
Response: Actually, I can’t take credit for drawing Raggedy Anne & her heart—they are a stamp. Thank you for the kind compliment & heart!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Bird themed mailart postcard on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Beautiful PC! I wish I could draw and I've been inspired by your branches and berries. It's do-able! These chick-a-dee's behaviour sound similar to the Whisky Jacks we have around the mountains here on the northwest coast. They'll just bop up onto your head or hands if you have food for them, as they are very accustomed to humans too. Thanks and take care!
Response: Thank you so much for the nice compliment! I get encouragement from it! I’d love to see the Whiskey Jacks—they must be related to the chickadees. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Such a cute rabbit postcard - I really like how it turned out! Thank you!
Response: Happy you liked the bunnies! Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Your background came out completely different from mine but, I have to admit that I really like how yours turned out. Mine was more defined lines. I think it has to do with how deep the lines are in the cardboard. I love the bird. Great ATC.
Response: The lines were not overly deep & I stamped it vertically & horizontally. Glad you liked it & thank you for the heart.
Shellyr rated for PA: Winter Animal (1:1) on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Love your fox pc. Well done. Thanks.
Response: It’s a white tailed deer sleeping on the snow. Lol! Thank you for the heart (and the giggle).
Comment: Oh, how adorable! I would NEVER have thought to pay homage to Campbell's tomato soup, although it's a wintertime staple! I'm so glad you thought of it...it's a wee treasure! I equally adore all the sweet extras bits, which I always use. Thanks so much for being the very best swap partner and friend, Di!
Response: Mom would have a mug of hot Campbell’s cream of tomato soup (milk added) ready when we cam in with red cheeks & runny noses from skating on the flooded cranberry bogs. So delicious! Glad you liked them, my friend. I loved yours, too! The star anise is a favorite! Thank you for the heart.u
Gwillisinc rated for VJP: Neutral Palette on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Absolutely beautiful pocket card - love the dragonfly
Response: Somehow the dragonfly ties it all together! Thank you for the heart.
user6937 rated for AMA: Inkbox card - 23 on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Nice inkbox, Di! And your extra's will be lovingly used in collage :)
Response: Thank you for the compliment & the heart! Glad you can use the extras—sometimes it takes me longer to pick something out than to do the card!
LauraM540 rated for BL: Butterfly Themed Ephemera on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the butterfly goodies! The die cuts are super cool and I can't wait to use them in my crafting! Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: A good swap! Glad you liked the selection I sent. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Very cute bee card. Thanks so much!
Response: I’m glad you liked what I did. Thank you for the heart!
CookieMomster78 rated for ABC: Sender's Choice #23 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you, Di! 💌 These look like fun Valentine’s themed cards to work with. I’m looking forward to it! ♥️💕🥰 Thank you for participating in another buddy jam with me too! 🎨 I love to “see” you in my mailbox - your kraft envelopes and lovely penmanship always make me smile and think “this will be good fun to open and see what’s inside!”
Response: Oh, thank you! I’m flattered & encouraged. I hope you have fun tweaking your creativity—you always send such great things. Thank you for the heart.
Panda1122 rated for FFF: Neutral Fabric Collage Tag on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Beautiful tag! I love the textures and the fabrics you choose ❤️
Response: Thank you for the compliment, and thank you for the heart. I’m glad you liked it!
explore rated for OATCs: Arctic Life (1:1) on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute polar bear ATC. Very cool! Love the blue and white colors. Also thanks for the goodies. Happy new year!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart & Happy New Year to you, too!
Comment: great brown bear! thank you.
Response: I am glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart!
Jbee rated for winter themed mailart postcard on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: What an amazing lovely winter mailart pc you made for me! I love the vintage touch of the illustrations. It's really a little master piece! have a wonderful winter time and thank you for join the swap. love Jill
Response: Thank you for the encouraging review! Love those snow babies. Thank you, too, for the heart.

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watercolorgirl on Jan 21, 2023:

Really like how sender's choice #23 came out. You put the stamp in the prefect place. Thanks a bunch.

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


yvonne401 on Dec 23, 2022:

Wishing you a safe and fun Christmas! May you have a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!

Love and blessings,

Your friend, Yvonne

YooperHill on Dec 19, 2022:

Thank you for the nice return for the ABC’s junque jams dec. 22!

Hope to do more exchanges with you next year Diane!

Rrush19 on Dec 19, 2022:

Hello Dianne, Got the latest ATC collaboration (#22) Love what you did! Thank you so much for the delicate extras. I'already envisioning something to do with the,!! Have a good time during the holidays!

MuggleMom on Dec 5, 2022:

ABC: Sender's Choice #21

I love the steaming clouds on my tea ATC you sent back and I'm totally stealing the idea for future crafts. Love the texture of it. Thank you.



Sonya on Nov 19, 2022:

Hi Di, I just mailed the return ATC for ABCs #22. I think they turned out great! Thanks for being my partner. Cheers! Sonya

watercolorgirl on Sep 16, 2022:

Thank you for returning my homer. The pumpkin just makes the ATC and I love how you colored the kitty. Thanks for making this a special JAM. Stay well.

CookieMomster78 on Aug 21, 2022:

Thank you for returning my butterfly homer ATC. Your idea to put the butterfly on white paper backing was perfect! I love your irises too! This is another one of my favorites, for sure.

YooperHill on Jun 14, 2022:

The spirit animal breezed in today! This ABC return is pretty creative girlfriend! Thank you.

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