Swap-bot Time: June 7, 2023 6:02 am


Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: June 6, 2023
Birthday: July 16
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a HEALER in many ways. I love nature and all it offers. My flower garden is my inspiration and my sanctuary. I love growing herbs and using them daily in our meals. I am thinking of growing lavender and experimenting with soap making. I have a grandfather tree in my back yard that canopies the entire back. I watch for fairies who live and play there. I like to paint, scrapbook, make simple little jewelry like earrings and I love music of all forms. I am excited about starting this venture to enhance my creativity that I let slip away. I am a very creative person and one of the things I like the most is to give little gifts to family, friends and co-workers. I live in a small town but love the big city. New York is one of my favorite places. I also enjoy all things from Scotland and participate in Renn Faires. I finally made it to Scotland in the fall of 2012 and again August 2014 and now saving for my next trip there. I do hand tooled leather work such as journals, bracers, and items for Faire. I taught my hubby this and he now has his own business. If it is any thing you can do with your hands and mind, I'm there. I love long baths, good books,good wine, fine food, dark chocolate, mornings in my garden and good friends. I work hard at listening to what people are saying. We are all important and deserve full attention when communicating, not just a nod. Most importantly, I try to say a kind word to all around me each day and mean it.

HOLIDAYS- I love Halloween and the Fall in general. The smells and the colors are food for the soul. I love decorating the house and garden for the Fall Holidays. I love finding old, Vintage Halloween items like cards, figures, etc.. like cats and crows and even children in costume. I always have extra special events for Halloween here in my small town and the kids all know it. My place is always the first stop! This is a family tradition I have continued. It was always so dear to my fathers heart! I just love any holiday and another reason to have family and friends close by. Christmas is almost as fun!

MUSIC - I love all music, 70's is my favorite, jazz, Celtic, and many new artists. My husband was in a band for years so I am a groupie at heart. Beatles, Stones, Cream, Bread, Guess Who, Bad Company, Eric Clapton, Moody Blues, James Taylor, Eagles, Frank Sinatra, Maroon 5, Jack Johnson, Queen, ELO, Cat Stevens, Indian Flute, on and on! I could not live without music. It is in my soul.

FOODS - I love it all! My husband is a chef so we eat alot of different things. The more exotic the better. I love different chocolates and shortbread cookies. It's not food but there is nothing better than a glass of red wine with my food! I also love Starbucks coffee and all coffee flavored dark chocolate.

COLORS - I love black! You can find it in my office, in my decorating, my clothing. It is just an elegant color. I love grey, silver, ice and steele blue together. I decorate with a world travel flare as my husband has traveled alot.

PETS - I have two cats that are my children. Ginger and Princess rule the house. They want to say "MEOW" to all their friends here that send them toys!

COLLECTIONS - I collect old powder compacts ,Celtic Greenmen, Superman, The Munsters items/art, Star Trek items and blue colbalt.

ITEMS I LOVE - All things postal with the vintage red, white and blue, airmail stuff, Vintage Halloween items,Superman,Tim Burton stuff, The Munsters items, Star Trek, Greenman, dark chocolate, celtic items, beautiful paper for paper crafts,art pens, vintage circus/side show/freak, Starbucks, Paris, mailart, my family, dark fairies, old world items, rain, little oddities, Edgar Allan Poe items, bones, marbles, gargoyles and your art work that I can frame.

WISH LIST- Vintage postal items like rubber stamps, airmail stickers & envies, rubber stamps with celtic style designs, your art work, little carved wooden boxes, greenman items, Superman, Edgar Allan Poe trinkets. There are so many talented people here and it rocks when I receive one of your handmade, heartfelt crafts.

MOVIES - Tim Burton ROCKS, he is so creative!Love all his movies. I also love to watch any thing to do with Dragons, Knights, Kings, etc... BraveHeart, Lion In Winter, Lord Of The Rings, Robin Hood, Excalibur, Old Vampire & Werewolve movies, any vintage Hollywood horror monsters, Star Trek, Zombies and still have a thing for the Wizard of Oz, love the flying monkey! How can you not like it when you are from Kansas!

SHOWS - Dexter, Lost, The Tudors, Heros, Dead Like Me, Deadwood, Game Of Thrones, Dark Shadows, The Munsters, Food Network, Oddities, Trek, Grimm, American Horror Story, The Voice, and HGTV

HOBBIES - Painting, scrapbooking, photography, jewelry making, gardening, tooled leather work items for Renn. Faire, and stepping stones. I just love all paper crafts like cards, tags, postcards, zines, bookmarks, ATC's, and mail!!! Lots of mail! By the time I was 10, I had to have my own postal box because I kept filling dads. I think it must have come from my dad who use to send my mom a love letter each week when dating. He did art work on each of these envies which I now own. ( minus the love letter)

SCENTS - I like the smells of Rain, Musk, Woody, Fireplace, Leather, Fresh Coffee, Fall, Cinnamon. I dislike floral smells, food related candles like cookies, cherry, strawberry, etc...

FAMILY - I have no children but watch my great nieces and nephews frequently. We always have great adventures they will remember a lifetime. Many of them enjoy the Renaissance Faires with us in full costume. Life is good, easy and simple. Why have it any other way.


Comment: THANK YOU for the generous bounty of stationery! Notecards, notecards, more notecards, postcards, stickers, vellum with images, more stickers, more postcards, postage stamps, the little box full of bits for me to get creative with, and all the colorful pens! Do you have anything left to swap with? 😃 Thanks again. You went above and beyond, for sure. 💌
Response: Hope you found some items to use. I love to share so Happy Mail Day!!! Hugs, Mona
Jillemina rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail USA #20 on May 15, 2023
Comment: WOW! What an amazing little gift to get! The envelope is wonderful, such a joy to receive in the mail. The letter was so fun to read, thank you. And the goodies, I feel spoiled. Everything is so wonderfully perfect. Thank you so much for taking the time to brighten my day!
Response: You are welcome and so glad you enjoyed your Happy Mail. I look forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: I absolutely love the zen tangles on the envelope! I’m going to use it in my journal. Thanks for taking the time to make such a cool piece of mail art. The goodies are fun and your note was so encouraging! Thanks again 🥰
Response: You are very welcome. Happy almost spring! Hugs, Mona
Sonya rated for EASU: Hats, Crowns & Bows on Mar 2, 2023
Comment: Loved the expression on your cat's face, Mona! Thanks so much for the great ATC and extras. We're having 30mph winds here today...doesn't blow, it sucks! lol
Response: LOL! The wind, you get it! You are very welcome and have a fab week. Hugs, Mona
Net3811 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #16 on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: Mona - I loved your swap. The stamps are so interesting and the cards will come in so handy for me. Thanks for sending 2! You inspire me to try more mail art!
Response: I am so happy it found its way to you. I love sending to partners in different countries. I hope our path crosses again. Hugs, Mona
jannieb rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC Coin on Feb 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC Coin. It is of course fabulous just like you. I have been out of commission due to shingles. It sucks. Take care :)
Response: I am so sorry friend. That is the worst thing. I hope you recover soon as I know how it can go. Big, big hugs to you. I wish I were just down the street to help you. Hugs, Mona
Comment: THanks for taking the time to make this postcard! Take care
Response: You are very welcome and glad it found its way. Ready for weekend crafting!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful owl card. I really appreciate all the extras too, very generous of you. You definitely brightened my week!
Response: You are welcome and Happy Valentines to you. Hugs, Mona
lilmissthrifty rated for Pick me up February on Feb 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sending me a wonderful pick me up!!! Happy mail days to you
Response: You are very welcome. Looking forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona
explore rated for AMA: More Heart Love PC -Feb on Feb 11, 2023
Comment: Mona, thank you for your big cool heart handmade postcard. Nice collage! Happy swapping!
Response: Thank you so much. Lots of hearts for Tuesday. Happy Valentines Day. Hugs, Mona
watercolorgirl rated for HMPC: Put a Heart on It on Feb 11, 2023
Comment: What a lovely heart post card you made. The colors are very pretty and I like the collage looking back ground. Well done M. Happy Hearts Day to you.
Response: Thank you. So glad you liked it. Happy Super Bowl Day!! Hugs, Mona
theshyone rated for SMSUSA: Stationery Share on Feb 6, 2023
Comment: Could you have spoiled me more!?! Like, oh my goodness?! The amazing goodies just kept coming...stickers, stamps, ephemera, notecards, postcards, pens....wow, just wow! And then to top it off, you presented it so prettily, all wrapped up and looking like the present it was (sigh) Thank you for making me feel so special, really, I felt so spoiled (´∀`)♡
Response: You are very welcome and I am pleased that you are! Hugs, Mona
uiltje rated for AMA: Inkbox card - 23 on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful Inkboxcard. It makes fun to create them. Maybe I need some new reading glasses, but I can't find the number 23 on it. (I will not tell anybody) Wormerveer, of all places. It was no problem at all to find the B&B over there. What a great way to stay there!
Response: Thank you and so glad it found its way to you. Please find a second on its way as I am so sorry I missed the 23. It makes me happy that you saw the B&B. there. Hugs, Mona
YooperHill rated for EASU: People ATC on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you Mona, the replacement arrived& I love it. I also ❤️ The NYC card you sent it in!
Response: You are welcome and glad it found you. Wishing you the most fabulous holiday season. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for designing such a delightful postcard and emailing the photos, I'm so sorry the post ate your PC twice! ETA: Just wanted to say a beautiful "Witch's Haunted Life" PC arrived from you and I absolutely love it, thank you so much!!
Response: Thank you for rating after 2 failed attempts. I will still be sending another soon because I want you to receive from me. Snow today!! Hugs, Mona
Comment: I just loved the notecards you sent me! Thank you for all the little extras, washi & envie seals! It was great to meet another that started early snailmailing :) If you ever want another pen pal, let me know ;)
Response: You are very welcome. I try and get some of my nieces interested! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Such a great envie! And love the little cards. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: You are welcome and I love mailart in all forms. Looking forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the variety of goodies you sent!! Such fun to open!
Response: You are very welcome and wishing you a wonderful holiday seasone. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Gorgeous postcard! Thank you so much! Going on my mantle for the rest of spook season!
Response: You are welcome and I love Sugar Skulls! Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
ginny19590 rated for EASU: Free Theme ATC on Oct 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC.....=)
Response: You are welcome. Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona

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rainydayangie on Oct 31, 2022:

Thank you SO much for the super fun Halloween advent you put together for me! It was so exciting to have those gifts to open, and they were so perfect! All the hearts!

alittledabble on Sep 6, 2021:

I was going through my old swaps and letters, and while I did give you a heart for the Un-birthday card you sent me, I never properly thanked you specifically for the amazing collection of blue-themed vintage stamps you included on the envelope. I adore vintage stamps, and your lettering is lovely too! Thanks again!

YooperHill on Jul 6, 2021:

Thank you for the words you left on my profile! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/317437

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lou on Sep 9, 2020:

Happy nearly 12 years, so glad you are here!

couchart on Jul 13, 2019:

Mona, thank you so much for the wonderful jester/harlequin postcard, I love it! I am delighted with it and I will be sending something your way soon. All the best, Cynthia

Kellpepper on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Valentines Day Card! The front image is so pretty and all the goodies are wonderful. Thank you!

Lonestarchild on Oct 12, 2017:

Just opened the Halloween #11 -- you are SO talented and creative. Super cute -- starting with the envie. I didn't want to open it b/c it was such a great envie. And the inside was even more fun! Thank you so much!

Vickimac on Aug 21, 2017:

I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful Halloween swap you sent me. I had a really rough week and your package brought so much joy for several days. Thank you!!!

KathleenHope on Jul 26, 2017:

Case of the Missing Postcard. I don't know when your first post card was delivered, but someone from another neighborhood just came to our front door with a pile of mail (and a few swap-bot swaps) and said "this was delivered to the wrong house."

So I guess we CAN blame this on the US postal service, delivered to wrong address.

Just wanted to let you know, Hearts 💖💖💖

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