Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 11:01 pm


Date Joined: September 25, 2022
Last Online: April 17, 2024
Birthday: November 3, 1975
Country: United States
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4/2/24 - Today marks 1week after Joel's emergency surgery to remove his appendix. He is healing well and resting comfortably. He is upset that he can't go skateboard yet, but he will live. Thank GOD!! It could have gotten bad very quickly.
And, we just got the estimate for the necessary repairs on husband's car. Tomorrow will be 1week since attempted theft of car occurred. $1870!! Our deductible is $1000 so my swap budget will be affected for a little while. Just means I can not participate as much as I would like, but I will still be around.

2/25/24 - @pitchmom has changed my 1 to a 5. I'm thinking it's because she has received my resend. Don't know for sure because she left the comment section blank yet again! At least I have my 5 rating back. Thank you.

2/17/24 - I went ahead and resent the postcard swap without hearing from @pitchmom I figured it was only right and fair to do so. If she says she does not receive this one in a couple of weeks, I will resend for 3rd time. But this time it will be an envelope with tracking on it. Again, please know that I am very upset about this matter and will do anything to clear it up. I am sick to my stomach over this.

2/16/24 - On the 10th of Feb. I was unfairly rated a 1 for a swap done in November. The swapper I was sending to is @pitchmom and I don't know why she rated me this way as she left the comment section blank. I am trying to contact her and have left her a msg., see below for copy. I would like an opportunity to make things right. I will go ahead and get together another postcard ready to resend. Please know that I would never "not send", and that I am rarely late (yes it has happened a few times).

COPY OF MSG SENT TO @pitchmom 2/16/24 Hello, I noticed that you have rated me a 1 for this swap? Can you tell me why? I mailed your postcard on the 4th of November. Did you not receive it? I am more than happy to resend. Never received communication from you about this swap so I was unaware there was an issue. Please let me make it up to you. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you.


Patricia Randon

2/04/24 - I am current with everything right now including rating and sending. I wound up sending 1 swap, a postcard swap, out late by 24hrs and I am sorry for that. It cost me the opportunity to join a very nice monthly swap that sounded like a lot of fun. One of her pre-requisites was not being late on any current swaps, and she was pairing up her swap the day after my postcard swap was due, so she banned me, rightfully so. There are always consequences to your actions!! But I do feel some lee - weigh is earned sometimes. I mean, life just got in the way!! With dealing with my mom's cancer stuff and my houseful of boys, I had too much life at one time. I really enjoy swapping and hope to never be late again, but to say with certainty, I can't. Call me a realist if you want, but it's the truth. I can't predict the future and tell you that life won't get in the way again! But, what I can tell you is that I will try harder for it not to happen again. You have my word!!

1/11/24 - I just got home from my mom's house on Sunday. (Today is Thursday) Sad news though, and this is part of why I stayed longer. She had an apt with her dr on the 4th and was told that she has lung cancer. We don't know all the particulars as of yet. She is due to see the pulmonologist on the 17th and the surgeon on the 27. As you can imagine, this was not the news we were hoping to get and it has taken our breath away. I am coming home to a house that has not had a woman's touch in a month and it is going to take me a bit to get it back on track. I have a stack of about 40 envelopes to go through from swapping. Please give me time to do this. I am not even going to try before this weekend. I promise I will rate when I open up your envelope. Since I am going to rate one at a time and in no particular order, its gonna take me a minute. I appreciate the patience ahead of time. Happy New Year everyone!!

12/26/23 - Just a heads up that I am not getting home till January 6th now. My mom is healing slower than expected and still needs me here in VA. My son, who is getting the mail from post office, says that many swap bot envelopes have come in. So I will have a lot of fun opening everything. Please be patient with me and have travel mercies for me. Happy New Year everyone!!

12/9/23- I have had a family emergency come up and will be traveling unexpectedly to my mom's in Virginia. I will not have access to any incoming mail till the New Year. The 2nd to be exact. It will take me at least a week to go through that much mail. My son will be collecting it and putting it in one spot so I will have access to it starting on the 2nd when I get home. I may still join swaps and just mail them from mom's place. Just know that ratings will be paused starting today. I have rated everything up to this point that I have received. Thank you for your patience. It's times like these that remind us how important our family is to us. Have a Merry Christmas with your family and a Happy New Year!!!

First off: please message me if a swap you are waiting for has not arrived! the postal service is doing their best, but I'm still seeing quite a few delays and undelivered mail. I am happy to send out new stuff/replacements ASAP, as long as you let me know!

47yrs old Christian woman, married to the man of her dreams (literally met on a blind date), and the mother of 2 wonderful sons, ages 23 and 18. Only have the 18yr old left at home, but that is enough. He just got his drivers license, ugh!! We have 3 dogs - Mr. Poe who is a 7yr old chiweenie. Katie who is an 9yr old chihuahua terroir mix. And last but not least, our gentle giant, Dobbie (named after the house elf on Harry Potter) who is a 20yr old wire haired terroir mix. I'm a stay at home mom, but that doesn't mean I stay at home! LOL! I volunteer at my local church every Tuesday for the food pantry ministry. I am also the Programs Manager for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health). I coordinate and lead support groups, education classes, set up informational tables at local events (to help spread the word about mental health awareness), and many other duties. Between these two projects, my personal health appts, and keeping up with the house - I am one busy momma!! I live for the call of the weekend when I do most of my crafting and swapping.

Favorite Music

I thoroughly enjoy country and christain music. I can tolerate most anything else except opera and classical. My youngest listens to rap and that gets a little rough to handle sometimes, especially with the language and all. That's when I tell him to put the ear buds in!! Favorite country artists would have to be Garth Brooks and Reba for older stuff and Jelly Roll and Luke Bryant for newer stuff on the country music side. No favorites in the christain music arena as I like it all really. Well, gospel and hymns can be tough to follow, but still like them just not as much as contemporary.

Favorite Books

love murder mysteries, especially those with a medical or legal theme to them. Really like the kind that you start and can't put down until you know "who done it"!! Fast readers work well with my short attention span. I don't have a favorite author as I will read anyone. Some author's I have read in the past are Iris Johannson and Tess Gerritson. Also love James Patterson's legal thrillers! He has some page turners.
If you are looking for a good book to read, I just got done reading the following two. Fast paced, page turners they were!! Most Wanted by Lisa Scottoline - about a couple who conceive a child using a sperm donor only to find out that he may have been a serial killer. They now need to find out for sure, but who to turn too?? Then.... Catch Me by Lisa Gardner - about a single woman who thinks she is going to be murdered on January 21st of the new year. Which happens to be the anniversary of the murders of her best friends. She gets a homicide detective involved in trying to solve her murder before it happens!! I read this one in a week!! Currently reading The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay. A little different than what I am used to reading, but I like it. Hard to explain, you will just have to look it up for yourself. If you like psychological thrillers, than it will be right up your ally.

Favorite Television

NCIS, CSI: Vegas, Law and Order (any of them), Bull and 911 are all great choices for me. I also watch the Chicago series on NBC, but not as faithfully as those listed previously. Just started watching the new Quantum Leap. I love it!!!! Star Trek and Dr. Who are always great Sci Fi choices. Crime Drama shows are a great bet too! Shows like Forensic Files, 48 Hours, 20/20, and Dateline are awesome. Anything on Investigation Discovery Channel.

Favorite Crafts

I currently am into papercrafting. Mostly ATC's (Artist Trading Cards) and greeting cards. I have been making ATC's since 2018 and trade them all over the world on Facebook. I make greeting cards with a group of lady friends. We get together twice a month at someone's house. (a Stampin' Up demonstrator). That is the only time I make greeting cards as I only work on ATC's at home. I have a feeling that is going to change as I sign up for swaps, but I'm ok with that. I have my own craft room, which I love. I still overflow into the living room by a lot!! LOL!! I have an extensive acrylic and rubber stamp collection. Almost a bookcase full of bins and binders full of stamp sets. I'm always on the hunt for the perfect stamp set because I can only use stamp images that fit into a 2.5" x 3.5" space (the size of the ATC). I also have an extensive collection of dies for my Sizzix Tim Holtz Vagabond electric die cutting machine. I also us a Brother Scan N Cut machine which I use to cut out my stamped images quickly. You could also say I collect stationary items such as note paper, postage stamps, and pens. Kinda goes along with the papercrafting I guess?

Favorite Foods

love Taco Bell, any mexican food in general really. I used to get the tostada, but they don't have it on their menu anymore. Was just there the other day and they have brought back the Mexican Pizza, which is close so I'm happy. Favorite drink would be Mountain Dew Baja Blast Zero. Mountain Dew Code Red and Venom are awesome choices too! Ok, I see a theme here. Let's just say any Mountain Dew flavor will do. LOL! Favorite sweet would have to be chocolate of course. I mean, what girl doesn't love chocolate? Skittles, Starbursts, jelly beans (any kind) and Sour Patch Kids (any flavor) are great second choices. Favorite teas include cinnamon and chai, but like fruity and mint too. I do not like Earl Grey tea or Breakfast tea.

Favorite Past Times

curling up in my lazy boy chair and reading a good book is always fun. I can get lost for hours this way!!

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/2Q4ROUSJX7CTH?ref=wlshare/ (Amazon Wishlist)

Postcard Likes and Dislikes

Postcard Likes: Harry Potter, Disney, Coca-Cola, weird in some way (ex - 3D, odd shape), oversized, cows, cats and dogs, any animal really except those in dislikes, ocean and related (beach, shells, lighthouses, etc.), floral, poetry and quotes, recipes (food and drinks), fairies and fairy tale related, holiday related, inspirational, map cards, greetings from...., cruise ship cards (going on first cruise 6/29/24), holiday (any)

Postcard Dislikes: advertising, bugs and insects, snakes, anime, coloring, homemade (unless swap calls for it), gothic or dark themed, day of the dead, a card where there is so much info on the back that I can hardly write a message

Misc. Likes/ Dislikes

Misc. Likes: Purple, blue and teal, hot pink are my favorite colors. Stationary, post cards, ATC's, lace and trimmings, buttons, charms and other small embellishments, writing pens of any color (really enjoy gel pens), tea (really like chai, plz no Earl Grey or Breakfast), religious items are welcome, journals and notebooks, pins of all sorts (the kind that go on a backpack, youngest collects them), stickers (especially the 3D ones), ribbon, murder mysteries, cows (black and white preferred) , cats and dogs (really any animal, NO bugs or insects, NO snakes), wallpaper samples, printed paper (small prints for my ATC's), Steampunk items, Disney items.

An extra list of things you can send me that I’ll love -Alice in Wonderland stuff -bath and body stuff -journals -purple things - washi tape -stickers -handmade things -pretty cards/envelopes (handmade are welcome) -post cards -inspirational items -art -ephemera -acrylic and rubber stamps -pretty postage stamps (used or new) -note/writing paper -mail art - seahorses - bee items- letter sets, mug rugs, murder mystery book

Misc. Dislikes: playing cards, hot chocolate, used postage stamps unless pretty, fabric scraps, unlined stationery, reward stickers, goth items, ATC backs, foam stickers, stuffed animals/creatures (only on here b/c I got one once, smh)

Wish list: stickers or labels with the swapbot envelope guy Ernie on it. I can't make them myself and can't find where to buy them, so I thought I would wish for them. :)


(copied from someone else's profile, but it put my words down exactly the way I feel) just an FYI... I truly enjoy the art of swapping. I always take the time to read my partners profile and see what I can create for them & what kind of goodies they like. Even when it’s β€œsender’s choice β€œ. I always try to tailor my swaps to my partner as best I can. I want my partner to be really happy when they open my mail πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ₯³ I put a lot of time and effort into my swaps. I prefer quality & thoughtfulness over quantity πŸ™ŒπŸΌ thanks in advance :-)

I mark swaps sent AFTER I officially drop swap off at my post office.

I RATE my partner as soon as I have received their swap. I would appreciate the same. If you do not rate me, I don't know you received your swap.

I am very proud of my 5 rating!! I won't do anything on purpose to mess that up. So, Please contact me if you have not received your end. I usually send out my end of the swap prior to the due date. I will resend if necessary, but give it more than 2 weeks to get to you. My mail goes down to Jacksonville, FL before going anywhere else. I know, messed up system. But it its what we have to work with so please be patient.

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Last updated April 2nd, 2024


Keanui rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Apr 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard :)
pennypuppy rated for Easter Greetings on Apr 18, 2024
Comment: I just received your mail yesterday. There wasn't even a cancelation on it, so I don't know when you mailed it. I just thought you would like to know why I had not rated until now. Thank you for the cute card and the clear stamps. Happy Spring!
Comment: Thx so much!
Bavarija rated for Postcard Destash Swap #4 on Apr 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
WindspiritMason rated for Tea and Whatever!! on Apr 12, 2024
Comment: Sorry for some reason it did not go thru. Redid it now. Please forgive me.
Response: NP! This swap was fun! Thanks for the heart and star. Have a fun weekend!
KrystalCook84 rated for Blind Envie 2024 Spring 2 of 4 on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: you are more than welcome! Have a great day swapping.
KristaMarie rated for Tea Happy Mail - March - USA on Apr 7, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much, Patricia! Have a great day! :)
Response: You're welcome my dear!! You too have a great day! Happy swapping!
Ace330660 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #24 on Apr 7, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the items! I like the stamps especially!
Response: You are more than welcome. I'm glad you liked everything I sent. Have a wonderful weekend and happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you sp.much for a fantastic swap envelope. I love everything that you sent. The texture items are going to be especially helpful. Have a great weekend.
Response: You are more than welcome. I'm so glad you enjoyed everything. I do try and get it right every time I swap. You too have a great weekend and happy swapping!!
Comment: Wow! What a great package I found in my mailbox. Already using purple coin purse, loved everything and so many extras! Thank you!
Response: So glad you loved everything. I had fun putting the swap together! What a creative swap, thank you for hosting! Have a great week and happy swapping!!
BalticFox rated for March 2024 Postcard Swap USA Only on Apr 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cute fox!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked him. Have a wonderful week and happy swapping.
simcoe54 rated for PH: You Pick Your Theme #3 on Mar 31, 2024
Comment: Fun theme. Thanks for the great pcs.
Response: You are more than welcome! Glad you liked them. Have a great week and happy swapping!!
Christine6035 rated for CM-Mystery Postcard Swap 1 on Mar 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you, Patricia! Happy swapping!
Response: Happy swapping to you too! Thanks for the heart!
Karinasilva rated for Easter Greetings on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable chick card! I appreciate it so much, and I appreciate the communication on your end! It means a lot! Also, I LOVED the Raya and the Last Dragon postcard! Love that film so much!
Response: No Problem, glad both parts made it to you. So happy I got one of the postcards right!! Have a great week and happy swapping.
isabellasnow rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #5 on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Hi Patricia . . . thanks so much for the Halloween pc's. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them! See, it does pay to read your partner's profile. LOL!! Have a wonderful week.
Kimmiekaylewis rated for Pink and White Swap on Mar 25, 2024
Response: Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: You went above and beyond! Thank you so much, this bubble mailer made my day. I love the fidget spinner too (I have adhd and anxiety and use fidgets a lot). Honestly blown away ❀️
Response: It warms my heart to know I made your day! You are more than welcome. I try and do my very best with each envelope or pkg that I prepare for swapping. The fidget spinner was the last thing to go in the pkg - I gave it a whirl and in it went! LOL!! Have a great Easter week.
Gretchenwu rated for Paper Destash Swap on Mar 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you. Have a nice weekend.
Response: Thanks for the heart! Happy Easter!!
Comment: So much fun, love how decorated the envelope is and extra postcards that are all beautiful! Thank you
Response: You are more than welcome. I'm glad everything was delightful. I love decorating my envelopes and try and do so as often as I can. Thanks for mentioning it as often it gets overlooked. :) Happy Easter!!
sarahgrab1 rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #5 on Mar 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween postcards and extras for my journaling! Have a great Easter! ❀️
Response: You are more than welcome!! I got those in a variety pack off of Amazon I believe. They were meant to come to you as I had just come across them on my desk the day I was doing your envelope. Glad you liked everything. Have a Happy Easter!!

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simcoe54 on Apr 7, 2024:

LSRUS - March Wishes -- Thanks so much for the unmarked stamps and pokemon package. Thanks for thinking of me.

heliogal on Apr 3, 2024:

Oh my goodness Patricia!! Thank you so much for the lovely face masks!! Can't wait for some relaxation! You are so kind to think of me and send me such a wonderful package from the LSRUS March Wish list! You really made my day!!

Mimi7 on Mar 25, 2024:

RAK Thanks for all the wonderful goodies

ambhi2024 on Mar 7, 2024:

Thank YOU for the πŸ’–Tea & Stickers πŸ’–. I absolutely love how you packaged everything and love all of the stickers. I've never tried the teas before, so I am really looking forward in trying them!

AJ73 on Jan 30, 2024:

Wow? Thank you, Patricia for your January RAK #2 - 2 ounce envelope of mishmosh * randomness. I had so much fun looking at everything and am looking forward to using in my crafting. Lots of special pieces of mishmosh in this envi will go into my Journals. Hugs πŸ’œβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’œπŸ’œβ€οΈ

Highlander18 on Jan 28, 2024:

❀️ ❀️ ❀️ Thank you very much for Jan. RAK #1 2oz envelope of mishmosh randomness - so much fun in one envie!!

BusyB on Dec 19, 2023:

Thank you for all the wonderful stocking stuffers you sent to me this year! All the cooking utensils are adorable and so useful! I didn't sign up for many of these swaps in 2023 because just LIFE... I enjoyed opening gifts this week from you for WIYM January and February. Thanks again and happy holidays! ❀️ p.s. I'm saving the cute wrapping paper to make ephemera for my junk journal!

Aumonae on Dec 7, 2023:

Thank you so much for the fabulous envies ( 2 oz+) of randomness via RAKs Only USA November. So sorry you felt like you had to resend so soon...

bluerose3 on Oct 27, 2023:

Received Oct 1 envie of paper crafting goodies. Thank you. Neat : )

HeidiJean on Sep 7, 2023:

Thank you for your Aug RAK #1 for 10 notecards & stamps!

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