Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2022 8:19 pm


Date Joined: May 30, 2010
Last Online: December 5, 2022

Country: United States
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[Updated 6-9-22]
Hello from Oregon! I look forward to swapping with you. My rating is very important to me. Please let me know if you do not receive a swap or if I've failed to meet your expectations. I want to make it right.

Who am I? I am Christian and trust in God for eternal life through his Son, Jesus Christ, Savior and Lord.

Oregon is my home. I've lived here all my life except for a few years in the San Francisco Bay area. Couldn't wait to return to Oregon. I'd prefer the Oregon coast, actually, but I'd miss all my friends here.

I've been retired since 2008. My DH passed in Oct 2014.

I have one very spoiled cat Tinkerbell. She will be 17 this spring (2021) She is my loving companion.

Before isolation, I enjoyed tag sales, thrift stores, and flea markets. Most of my days are now full of socializing on the computer and crafting. I enjoy making cards and collages.

Themes I enjoy

Birds, chickens, owls, cats, vintage toys & images are my fave images. I'm a child at heart, whimsical and playful, but not Disney. Love the 40s & 50s book pages.

My very favorite postcards to collect are dressed animals and birds with umbrellas.

I also collect unusual canceled postage stamps, and single swap playing cards (especially unusual jokers).

Wish List

Think handmade, vintage, part packages, gently used from your stash first. Other people's trash is my treasure.

I tend to prefer bold or muted colors over primary and pastel colors. I also like "unexpected" color combinations.

For flat surprises, I can use:

  • Handmade or altered paper, painted, splatters, Gelli plate prints, stamped on and textured papers (all sizes) I love paper!
  • Swap cards and/or Return address labels
  • Christian-themed stickers with scripture.
  • Flat stickers, rather than 3D types
  • Retro and Victorian pictures or phrases cut from books, magazines.
  • Anything handmade by you.
  • Vintage single playing cards (collect jokers and interesting pictures)


I try to be thankful for any gift received, but some things just don't work for me due to my allergies: perfumes, soaps, lotions, candles, and some foods.

Tea and coffee samples are fine.

I don't celebrate Halloween.

I can enjoy most Victorian Steampunk, Gears, Owls, etc., but I do not care for the dark side of steampunk, skulls, death, etc.

Reminders for me . . .

My Games, Tags, Trains, RAKs & Wishes:


rarjones rated for TA- Shake it up! on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: Your card was beautiful! I loved the light snow flakes inside and great use of a recycled card front! I really like this way to create shakers cards- so much less to do! Thank you for joining the swap with me:)
Response: It was a fun swap. I'm glad you liked the card. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Such a nice post card from the Cape. Yes Jesus is our rock! Thanks so much Joan!
Response: Thank you for joining the swap and the heart. I'm glad you liked the card and scripture.
ArtyBeth3 rated for CF - Christmas Carol on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Oh so beautiful card you made. I love the colors you used. I’m glad you successfully got the stamp off the wood block and are giving it new life. I’m also glad you are enjoying the Stamparatus P.S. Thanks for the stickers.
Response: I'm happy you like it. The Stamparatus gives me confidence to try more complicated stamping. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: What a beautiful card you made! I love the neat circles from die cut and nativity scene. Yes, the Christmas crafting begin, although I not even close to being ready this year.
Response: God bless. Thank you for the nice rating and heart.
susieq40 rated for RSC - Let it Snow on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: I love love love the background paper used. Did you emboss it or came that way? Thanks for extras. Always need snowflakes. Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Response: I used an embossing folder on the background paper. It isn't one of the new 3D folders, but it still embosses nicely. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful die cuts 🎄
Response: I'm happy you liked them. Thank you for joining me in this swap and for the heart rating. Merry Christmas!
Trevismom rated for UHM: Autumn Mail Art on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Hello Joan! Thank you so much for the lovely goodies! I love the chickens and the beautiful sunflower stickers! 🌻 😍 I will sure use all of the awesome cut-outs! I love the colors and the neat textures! Hope that you have a wonderful holiday season! 😊
Response: You just made my day! I'm so happy you enjoyed the swap I sent to you. Happy holidays to you also.
24Donna rated for Happy, Happy, Mail Thanksgiving on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I love the postcard it is so lovely and the extra stamps! Happy Thanksgiving enjoy your family time! God bless you
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the nice rating with a heart. May God bless your holidays too.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Put a Bird on it. on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: Joan - what a beautiful card! I love the birdhouse. You did an awesome job!! Thank you.
Response: That birdhouse embossing folder is a winner for sure. Thank you for the heart rating.
TamiHope rated for RSC - Fall Flower(s) on Nov 12, 2022
Comment: Beautiful card, Joan!! I love the color choices you made. Thank you very much, It's in my favorites place! :-) Sorry for the late rating.
Response: I'm just happy it arrived and you liked it. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Beautiful card Joan and I love the goodies. I get many nice things like these die cuts I never want to use. I've always been one to keep gifts and never use them because they are special to me.
Response: I know exactly what you mean about holding onto gifts. I'm happy you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the heart rating. God bless.
Comment: Thank you for the handmade card, and tuck ins! What a cute set of die cuts.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. I'm having fun with my die cuts. Thank you for the heart rating. Happy Thanksgiving.
Comment: Love my card and die cuts. Perfect for fall cards. Yes we’re Blessed. Happy Thanksgiving.
Response: I glad it arrived and you like the swap. Mail seems quite slow now and I start to worry. Thank you for the heart rating. God bless.
Comment: Enjoy your west coast Thanksgiving and thanks for th beautiful card. I can't wait to use these images on future projects. God Bless!
Response: Happy November! I'm glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for joining and for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you, your card is beautiful and love the extras. Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful handmade pumpkin card. What a surprise when I opened it to reveal the 3D fold-out - it's so cool! I have been making pop-up Christmas cards lately. Hopefully I get to send you one of those in Christmas swaps.
Response: Thank you for the heart rating. Now, you really have me going. I'm hoping I'm your partner for a Christmas card soon!
Comment: Thanks for the pretty orange and black card. Very elegant looking. Thanks so much
Response: I'm happy you like it. Thanks for the heart rating.
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I love the postcards, too! The article was very interesting as well! God has given us such great wisdom in the Bible.
Tatiruth624 rated for AADC - Baker's Dozen on Oct 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the package. I love the Stampin Up pumpkin paper especially.
spotteddogs rated for RSC - Falling Leaves on Oct 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely card and cute little memo sheets! I have had my crafting stuff packed away for over 18 months and am just now starting to unload it into our new house. Hopefully, I can dip my toes into swapping more often next year! Thanks for hosting this swap, too!!!!!!
Response: You were missed. It's great to swap with you again. I'm glad you enjoyed the card. Thank you for the heart.

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rarjones on Dec 1, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month 2022

CF Group - Rose

rarjones on Nov 20, 2022:

Happy Thanksgiving Day to you! 2022

CF Group- Rose

LadyJo on Oct 24, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome Die cuts RAK you offered in USA Happy Mail group! I will be excited to use these soon! Sorry for the delay in thanking you but I had taken a quick family trip.

BlueberryLady on Sep 23, 2022:

Thank you Joan for the Fall Flowers Birthday Card and the Stamps ! ! Many Hugs and Blessings for you, nice to get Real Mail ! !

grammypammy on Sep 20, 2022:

Thank you for sending me a birthday card and the fall/autumn tuck-ins, I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

Byn0604 on Jun 19, 2022:

Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

jump ups flowers

DragonflyDaisy on May 26, 2022:

You are so sweet! Thank you for the birthday wishes! 🥳

123Poggy123 on Apr 26, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful floral envelopes you made. I will definitely need to learn how to use my board because I love your envelopes. Thank you also for the postage stamps & mailing labels. What a wonderful RAK. You certainly made my day. Thank you.

snailmaillover on Mar 5, 2022:

Hello :) Just wanted to say thank you for the nice card and stickers you sent for the boys! Thankful for you! Praying for you this evening!

BusyB on Feb 14, 2022:

Happy Valentines Day from me and the cat! :) Bonnie

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