Swap-bot Time: April 15, 2024 1:30 am


Date Joined: September 20, 2011
Last Online: April 14, 2024
Birthday: August 31, 1960
Country: United States

About Me

3/7/23 Today, I had a total of 2222 ratings of 5!

I have recently decided to start swapping again and I am trying to make up my low ratings. I am slowly getting back in and learning the site again. I am only doing flat mail until I get my swaps made up. I made a big move at the end of July and then had to move my mom into rehab in October, and then my youngest son had to move his household back in with me. I have not dug out my craft supplies yet, as of Jan 2024, so not doing any type three swaps yet.

I've lived in Colorado since 1976. I have two older sons. We have a rowdy Australian Shepherd named Chip and a black cat named Wilson (=^.^=) and a whippet named Savanna. I have 3 parakeets, named Kiwi, Kiko and Skybird. I also have a small 30 gallon fresh fish aquarium and have snails, tetras and a large angelfish.


I LOVE to garden, cook, papercraft, knit, crochet and some sewing.


ATCs and supplies--precut cardboard backings, papers, charms, stickers, flowers, jewels, lace, ribbon, feathers, any destash items.

I would love your finished destash ATCs, Skinnies, Inchies or Twinchies that don't fit into your collection if you are looking for a home for them :)

quality notecards, greeting cards, handmade envies

Flowers, Horses, Gardening, Nature Quotes

Beatrix Potter/Peter Cottontail, Red Ridinghood

Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, Toto, Lion, Witches

Three Little Bears, Hansel and Gretel

Winnie Pooh and friends, Bambi, Garfield

Cute Woodland Creatures--Owls, deer, rabbits, birds, mushrooms, cute mice, bears

All kinds of birds--owls, eagles, hawks,woodpeckers, hummingbirds, bluebirds, robins, bluejays, cardinals, blue heron, parrots, toucans, macaws.

Birds, Butterflies, Bees, Ladybugs, Dragonflies

Cats and Dogs, fish and birds

Faeries, Fairy Gardening, Teddy Bears

Craft supplies/embellishments/charms/inks

Acrylic/ rubber stamps

Flat metal charms and flat or shaped buttons

Stickers LARGER THAN 1/2" (no Disney), especially flowers, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, jjewels, gold border stickers

Bronze metal items

Vintage items/ paper(please--NO book pages)

Ephemera--Buttons, lace, Victorian, die cuts, images, stamped images/phrases on cream colored cardstock

Home colors/style----Earth colors/Tuscan

Jewelry colors---cream,red,blue,black,brown

ATC's--I like lots of embellishments and layers and very few stickers. I like ribbons and trims, lace, glitter, borders, metal charms, buttons, anything that adds dimension and appeal.


**********POSTCARDS************************ I really dislike abstract art! I really dislike black and white art! PLEASE WRITE LEGIBLY! It is very frustrating when I have to decifer the message. This means running letters together, rushed handwriting, etc. PLEASE PUT YOUR RETURN ADDRESS! This is because the postmark is rarely clear enough for me to tell where the card was sent from.
You will NOT get a heart if either of these things are missing. I always look for reasons to give hearts but I can no longer overlook these two things, sorry.

Cats, Dogs, Wildlife, Nature, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies, Flowers, Botanic and Gardens, Bees, Herbs, Colorful Landscapes/Scenery, Recipe, Mother w/child, Beautiful Women, Humorous, Mapcards, Tourist Attractions, Fairies, Quote cards, Garden/ Nature, Beatrix Potter/Peter Rabbit, Homemade(any). I like to see many different stamps on the PC's.

I'm NOT fond of City Scapes, Ad pc's,Weird/Twisted PCs, Abstract, Black and White.



ATC's I am not a fan of digital atcs. I am not a fan of hand drawn/painted atc's unless you are good and a true talented artist! 'Good' meaning that you have been doing it for awhile and it comes out better than children's artwork-LOL! Good means that you have gotten plenty of nice comments about your work over the years, not just from your family. I can't draw worth beans, so I don't subject my partner to it. However, if you are a true talented artist, I will love it, so please don't hesitate to send me your LOVELY HD/HP artwork!

I dislike most abstract art, sorry.

Magazine clippings and cutouts and anything made with them.

Notepads/Memo Sheets/Sticky Notes

Journal cards--I don't journal

Magnets(unless it's a cute animal or floral/gardening related)

slippers/socks/gloves (unless handmade)

religious items, crosses(angels okay)

tiny stickers/reward stickers/ cheap looking stickers

foam stamps and stickers

erasers or highlighters

Disney items

preservatives/sucralose and other artificial sweeteners

lavendar scent


Favorite Crafts

Rubber Stamps, Cricut, Papercrafting--punches, cardmaking, etc, ATC's, crocheting, knitting, gardening, cooking, everything Martha Stewart(sorry). I can sew but don't like to much anymore other than quick and easy machine or handsewn projects.

===================================== HAPPY MAIL DAY!


About ratings.....I rate on the quality of your work and if you have put time, effort and love into it and whether it fulfilled swap requirements. I give hearts if I think the overall swap was extra special, NOT just because extra items are tucked in. I don't expect extra items. If your ATC is basic, you may not get a heart just because you sent extras.

I am pretty easy going on the deadlines. If you need more time, just let me know! I understand that life gets in the way and would rather wait and get a well made item than get something that was quickly made.


Vickyen rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC - March on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: HI Laura! Your HMPC is just lovely! Thank you for the share on how you made it! Yes, we are blessed to have family in Colorado Springs, it is so beautiful there, with lots to do! We will be there again in July - not wishing the year away but so looking forward to it! They had some bad weather as well, which held up having a new driveway installed - Mother Nature... LOL! Thank you again for the wonderful Happy Mail and sweet note! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
meganimal rated for LSRUS: Recycled Crafts Swap-USA on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I love the bookmark! :)
AlexysBellew rated for Colorado Day PC swap on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Hey!! Thanks for the beautiful postcard! Ill have to for sure check those places out!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable bunny card the the postcards. Thanks for the compliments on my blog--I haven't added to it in forever. I really need to get back to cooking!
Comment: Hello! I love my card thanks so much! The quote is so beautiful!
KarenFife rated for Easter Greetings on Apr 3, 2024
Comment: Your beautiful Easter card just arrived today, April 3!! Thanks so much for all of the seasonal stickers, and I especially love the pretty decorated envelope!
Gammyof1 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #7 on Apr 2, 2024
Comment: ❤ can't wait to try it
Comment: Thank you so much am anxious to try the fluffy salad
jenlovespsu rated for Easter Greetings on Mar 31, 2024
Comment: Thank you! Happy Easter!
frogerie rated for Bunnies! profile decorations on Mar 30, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cute bunnies!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Bunnies! profile decorations on Mar 28, 2024
Comment: Oh so cute!! I love allll things bunnies and these are just SO CUTE!! Thank you!!! Happy Spring!!!!
Catt007 rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #7 on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the recipes, they look lovely, I am definitely trying them and I love the card, made me lol 😺
bbketcher rated for Flower Power #2, International on Mar 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card! I love it. I’m also a big fan of gerbers!
looktothisday15089 rated for Easter Greetings on Mar 25, 2024
Comment: that little note card is certainly making the rounds. I think it was mine to start with.:) I'm sure that turquoise dress was perfect. I give hearts when I feel effort was put into a swap.God bless
Response: Sorry if I sent something you already had. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the colorful bird coloring page PC. It is hard when communication challenges transform our loved ones. My mom can speak but doesn't have comprehension or even visual interpretation skills anymore. She doesn't recognize her own things, or even favorite foods, can't read a clock (even large number digital!). I hope your mom is able to get her needs met without speaking.
ccap rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #8 on Mar 22, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for all the recipes!
papercraft70 rated for HMPC: Paper! on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: Such a lovely and vibrant postcard. I like it! Thank you for the swap.
Swan rated for LSRUS: Giveaway for 2 Winners-Int'l on Mar 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Easter card and goodies!
SFTX rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #9 on Mar 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card and corn casserole recipe. The strawberry salad looks fun too! My mom has two Bichon Frise dogs so the card was a nice surprise ;)
Response: Glad I picked the Bichon card for you! Thanks for the heart.
AlexysBellew rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #8 on Mar 8, 2024
Comment: Omg ! Thanks so much for ALL the recipes so excited to try them out!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9960 2197 29 31
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1718 2486 1 2
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
62 578 1078 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


carpediem24 on Mar 31, 2024:

Bunnies ! Profile Decoration

carpediem24 on Mar 31, 2024:

Bunnies ! Profile Decoration

nancylee on Mar 30, 2024:

Bunnies! profile decorations - Hoppy Easter! Thank you for joining my swap. Bonus images

mchesser12 on Mar 28, 2024:

for: Bunnies! profile decorations

littlebigmel on Mar 10, 2024:

Yes, I make digitally drawn and traditionally drawn stickers, stationery, bookmarks, and etc. Are you interested? If so, just let me know and I can make a custom order for you.

pennypuppy on Jan 22, 2024:

SFTX on Jan 22, 2024:

Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! :)

nancylee on Jan 20, 2024:

A. A. Milne (Pooh) birthday profile decoration

Thank you for joining my swap - this is bonus image

pennypuppy on Jan 20, 2024:

A.A. Milne Birthday(Pooh) Swap.

It's a Wonderful Day to Celebrate a Silly Old Bear!

gerberdaisy on Jan 20, 2024:

A. A. Milne (Pooh) birthday profile decoration

Login to leave a comment now!