Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2023 4:10 pm


Date Joined: November 20, 2018
Last Online: November 18, 2023
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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About Me

Greetings! Welcome to my profile page. Thanks for stopping by. I hope all is well with you and yours.

Hi! I am a Technologist who love art and the process of creating. I have done other swaps, which includes swapping internationally. Swaps are fun and exciting. Swapping allows me to see how creative other people are and to see their interpretation of a theme. There are always a great variety of ideas. Receiving from others not only give swappers a chance to add variety to their collection, but it gives an opportunity to add more create ideas to the repertoire of ideas in their creative brain.


The question in my house has been: Is the pandemic really over? Some say it's the new norm and we have to learn how to live with it just like all other ailments that has come upon our land. I still wear my mask in public places and at work. I choose to do so to help keep my family members safe.

I've always been particular when it come down to cleanliness and germs even before COVID. Yes, I do know some germs are necessary, but what I can control, I try to. I grew up using Lysol spray and I always kept a supply in my house before the pandemic. I also kept hand sanitizer and wipes around at home and work. When the pandemic hit, the people that knew me and my habits all mentioned that they now know why I've always done what I do...lol.

Any who! I said all that to say this: I will keep on being particular about cleanliness and sanitizing.

  1. I still keep hand sanitizer and wipes around when working on swaps. I wash and clean my hands so much that I keep moisturizers in just about every spot that I keep hand sanitizers and wipes because sometimes my hands become so dry.

  2. I will continue to wait at least 24hrs before opening swap mail. I have a basket to put the mail in that's located in my foyer by my office door.

  3. If you have any type of symptoms whether it’s allergies, a cold or whatever please just let me know. We can easily come to an agreement for a much later time for you to send your swap. I won’t mind at all. I would prefer you to work on getting healthy and not worrying about a swap anyways. I will surely do the same. If I'm under the weather I will contact you to set up an arrangement.

The swap-bot community has been great and my experience has been awesome! I’ve met some wonderful people on here. I do think about you and hope that everyone is safe and healthy.

Things I Like

🦥 Sloths

Colors that I like are Shades of Brown, Turquoise, Purple, Red, and Black.

There are a combination of colors that like together like pink and brown. Well that one had to grow on me. At first I couldn’t believe people were putting pink and brown together. Then I got over it.

Autumn/Fall colors are beautiful as Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I love Thanksgiving!

I love Butterflies, they are my favorite insects. They are so beautiful to me. When I think of butterflies 🦋 I think about quietness and peacefulness. Serenity.

If I had a pet, I would prefer a dog over a cat.

I love creating ATCs and I have created and swapped artist trading coins also. I've been exploring creating tags of various sizes. I have received some fabulous ones when swapping.

I like mixed media journaling and creating my own journals. Most times I give away the journal after I finish making it. I've also sold a few of my journals. Journaling is a great way to express yourself, whether it's through the writing of words or drawing, or collaging ideas. That is why I like to create them.

I love homemade envelopes!

I love different style of pens and journals. I also love different styles and texture paper like lokta paper, handmade or coffee/tea dyed paper. I keep plenty of washi tape and adhesives around. I'm not as addictive to washi tape as I use to be.

I love my sewing machine. I've made shirts, aprons, pant suits, formal dresses, journals, paper crafts, and various other things.

I like variety and what’s made from the heart.

Don’t Like

No food or drink items please or scented things...I have allergies. So, it’s best to just avoid having it sent.

Cigarette smoke or any smoke smells bothers my senses. Cigarette smoke gives me a headache. I really do appreciate you being considerate of that.

Please do not send me jewelry as I have a skin sensitivity, therefore I have to be careful about jewelry that is not real. IF it's something that I have on my Etsy or Amazon wish list then it's okay. If you see something on there that means I have already checked it out to make sure I can actually wear it.

I can not wear clip-on earrings they make my ears hurt and irritated. I don't want you wasting money. Thanks for your understanding.

No Hello Kitty, Harry Potter, Cartoon Stuff (it’s complicated...lol because I do like the Peanuts Characters...Charlie Brown and the gang and Betty Boop).

I don't celebrate Halloween and stuff related to it. No gothic, darkness, pagan, and creepy stuff.

Thanks so much!

Favorite Television

I really don’t have a favorite television show that I must watch. I do like watching British shows. We have the Herbie collection, which is fun to pull out and watch. I enjoy watching Mr. Bean. He is funny to me. 🤪🤓

Swap Information

If you don't receive a swap from PLEASE let me know, I will resend or try fix the problem. I’m not responsible for what happens after I drop it off at the post office, but I will resend if necessary.

My goal is to send out swap items before the deadline. Majority of the time I try to send the swap as soon as I find out who my person is. When I decide to join a swap I make sure I have the items already available. Then when I find out who I’m sending to I check their profile so I can tailor the swap item to what the person like and don’t like if it’s a profile related swap. Even if it’s not a profile base swap I still like to check a person’s profile so that I won’t send them something that’s on their dislike list. Now if the swap says to put it in an envie or pack it and seal it before finding out who your partner is then I absolutely will not check profiles then.🧐😀

If there’s ever a question about anything please contact me. I didn’t join Swap-bot to make other people’s lives miserable by joining swaps and not sending the required items. Swap-bot isn’t my first go around of doing swaps. I’ve been swapping with another online group with no problems. I’ve done US and international swaps with them.

When I came across Swap-bot I thought it would be a great opportunity to expand a little bit, meet other creators, and get ideas from other creators. I consider myself a fair and understanding person. I don’t mind working through situations with people and I would like for others to do the same.

Random Thoughts

Variety is the spice of life. 💫🏷📬🧩🎯🐚👡🧵🧥👀👅

Let's see who has really read down to the end of my profile...lol If you have read this far then you will know:

  1. Yes, I love butterflies, but I have a plenty of butterfly stuff. There isn't a need for more right now, but thanks for the thought.

  2. 5 is my favorite number and I will greatly appreciate finding it in some shape, form, or fashion in the swap you send. It could be the number or a representation of the number. Surprise me!

  3. If you have a need to send extra and have the means to do so, then address and swap labels will greatly be appreciative.

  4. I welcome sloths items/ephemera. I don’t have much in my stash at this point.

Take care and be blessed!

John 3:16

John 14:1-3

Philippians 4:6-7

Proverbs 3:5-6

2 Chronicles 7:14


Vorkat rated for July 2023 Journal Swap on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the journal! I learned a bit about you. I loved the extras. Many of the sayings i remember from growing up in southern Illinois.
24Donna rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Faith Sister ~ August on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for being my faith sister this month and my sister in Christ always! Thank you for your prayers, thoughtfulness and the beautiful glass that came today it’s perfect I will be drinking my ice tea in it❤️❤️❤️❤️ God bless you
Comment: Thanks for the images you added to my profile page.
Comment: Thank you for the images!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful scripture!
lunatenchi rated for JLU: Quotes Journal Swap on Jun 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the journal and goodies :D it was so flat; mine came out so bulky lolol i love it, thank you again!
Comment: Hi Tonia! Thank you for the great journal!
Comment: So very sorry. I thought I rated this earlier. You did a great job. Love the botanical and newspaper theme.
Comment: Hi Tonia! I absolutely love this cascading waterfall journal card set you sent me. The background paper you used it great - do you happen to remember who makes it? It looks a bit like Stamperia? Anyway, I really like it and love all the little embellishments you added to the pages. This was such a fun project, so thank you so much for sending me such a wonderful set! And thank you also for the extra goodies - love adding to my stash!1
Comment: Hi Tonia, Thanks for forwarding the journal! Will have a look thru my yellow stash!
gothbarbie rated for March 2023 Journal Swap on Apr 30, 2023
Comment: the journal has arrived : ) I'll rate more once I've spent time reading it! Thanks!!
Comment: Thanks so much! Love the pens!
Comment: HI Tonia and many thanks for this lovely beginner Junk Journal for March. The paper you chose is so pretty, and I love the little touches of sparkle here and there. And such a fun collection of tags and journal cards you have tucked into the pockets. Everything unique but so well coordinated. Thanks so much for this fun swap!
Comment: Hi Tonia! What a beautiful journal! It really feels like spring. Love the papers you chose and those extra special places where you created pockets, tucks, and little envelopes. I love that you left lots of writing space, too. It's the best of both worlds--writing space AND gorgeous, embellished pages. We're into April, but I'm starting it today!
JanHardt rated for YTPC: Napkin Book Page Pocket on Apr 8, 2023
Comment: Tonia, I love this pocket you made for me. The underwater napkin you used I’d beautiful, and I like how you followed the theme on the tag. Excellent swap. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you!
Tuutis rated for Napkins napkins napkins! on Mar 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you, lovely selection! (Also love this colourful envelope :))
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely March signature :-)
Comment: Hi Tonia and thank you for these two bright and colorful paper strip tags with focal point What a fun project this was and I love how both of your tags turned out. The turquoise one has a really wonderful background with the copper and gold and the pretty butterfly. And the red one has that sparkly lady's figure in here fancy dress atop a fun background of different coordinating papers and the machine stitching. Both are just really well done, and I thank you again so much for a great swap!
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: pocket envelope - USA on Mar 5, 2023
Comment: Hello dear Tonia! Many thanks for the gorgeous pocket envelope you created! I just love paper with golden accents and this paper is beautiful! All the ephemera you included matches so well--can't wait to use it! It's always a pleasure receiving your work.

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LindaW on Aug 28, 2023:

Hi Faith Sister! Hope you’re doing well and rejoicing in the Lord.🌺

LindaW on Aug 7, 2023:

Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace in time of need. Hebrews 4:16

grammypammy on Aug 2, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Profile Scripture Deco ~ Psalms

Have a Blessed Day & please rate!

Hugs, Pam

LindaW on Aug 2, 2023:

Hi Faith Sister for August! May the Lord bless you this week and encourage you through His Word. 🌺

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 1, 2023:

Hello Happy August lots of blessings to you

,G.I.F.T. ~ Profile Scripture Deco ~ Psalms Mail Deadline: Aug 7, 2023

yvonne401 on Aug 1, 2023:

G.I.F.T. ~ Profile Scripture Deco ~ Psalms



JKartstuff on Jul 5, 2023:

Thinking of you and praying for you today Tonia!

"Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way." II Thessalonians 3:16 NKJV

Faith Sister- July 2023

JuneRosebud on Jan 14, 2023:

Hi Tonia,Just wanted to let you know that I am posting the first week Pen Pal Letter With Resolutions from the SMSUSA 6 Week Pen Pal/Happy Mail Swap today. Happy New Year=)

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


wolfeagle on Dec 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great Tag and pocket for the AMA: USA-Mystery Supply Swap. Happy Holidays.

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