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Date Joined: September 12, 2008
Last Online: July 11, 2024
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.


addieixmarie rated for Halloween Pumpkin ATC in July on Jul 9, 2024
Comment: Mona, WOW WOW WOW!!! Thank you so very much for this incredible ATC!! I LOVE the colors that you used and how vibrant it is! You are just so talented and creative, I am in awe! I am so excited and thrilled to add it into my ATC collection!! It also makes me so happy to read that someone else shares similar interests as me, I love that! Thank you so very much for all the extra goodies as well, wow! I love everything with my whole entire heart! It is all truly perfect in every single way. I am beyond grateful and appreciate you so much! I will cherish everything<3 I also adore the notecard that you sent and also the way you decorated the envelope! I can't wait to display them:) Thank you so so very much again for everything. I wish I could give you so many more hearts<3
Response: You are very welcome, and I enjoyed reading your profile and getting to know you. I love Halloween so I hope to run across you again in those swaps. Happy summer but over it! Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful art, I love it! We named our cat Frankenstein so it is just perfect to have art of his "ancestor" lol. It is just perfect!!!
Response: Thank you. I love that you named your cat that! He must be one cool cat!! Hugs, Mona
Response: Thank you and HAPPY WEEKEND!!!! Hugs, Mona
vlhafer54 rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #8 on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful stash - I can't wait to start using it - You made my day! And I like the envelope and notecard - Happy Swapping!
Response: You are very welcome and glad you enjoyed it. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the sunset colors decorated envelope stuffed with PCs, stickers, and your note in the card. We've had lots of up and down weather here too, turning on the heater one day and the AC the very next. It is gusty wind today, bringing in warmer weather this time.
Response: You are very welcome, and I look forward to swapping again. Hugs, Mona
Comment: A🧑 for the special card and gift you sent. You’re a special soul 🩷🩷
Response: What a special swap for a lost friend and her son. Hugs & Hearts
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card, quote and fun stickers!
Response: You are welcome. I love swapping. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Great quote! Thank you for the pretty notecard and stickers.
Response: You are very welcome. Hugs, Mona
inventacharm rated for Halloween Happy Mail #1 on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Wow! What an amazing assortment of things you sent, thank you so much! <3 P.S. Your art room sounds amazing, I'm jealous!
Response: You are very welcome and glad you love Halloween year round! Hugs & Spooks, Mona
warheart rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #6 on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Wow! Thank you for an amazing envelope of really fun stuff! I love all the goodies you included
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. I love Happy Snail Mails! Hugs, Mona
DeAnnaVarela rated for Freak Show DAJ: Creepy Clowns on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Hi Mona, I finally made time to go by the post office. I LOVE the DAJ you made! I always love to receive your work you're one of my all time favorite artists. Thank you so much. I'm still considering continuing the series at some point.
Response: Glad it found its way to you and that you enjoyed it. Loved this series and thank you. Hugs, Mona
Fieke rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC - January on Feb 3, 2024
Comment: WAUW what a beautiful artwork you made 😍
Response: You are welcome and glad it found you! Hugs & Hearts, Mona
Psychopomp rated for Freak Show DAJ: Fortune Teller on Jan 8, 2024
Comment: Beautiful addition to the DAJ- I love your use of colors and layering. Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. This has been a great theme. Happy New Year. Hugs, Mona
Comment: I wish I could give you 20 hearts! Thank you for the notecards! I smiled when I saw them! Happy New Year!
Response: Thank you. I know a girl can never have enough notecards. Happy New Year! Hugs, Mona
LauraM540 rated for SMSUSA: Snail Mail Happy #5 on Jan 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the envelope of fun goodies! Happy New Year!
Response: You are very welcome and happy new year to you as well. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Mona, WOW WOW WOW!! This is such an incredible DAJ!! I hardly have words to describe how amazed I am by your talent!! Everything looks beyond perfect and I adore your creativity so much!! I am thrilled to have your work of art in my journal. Thank you so so much, I am beyond grateful!! <3<3
Response: You are very welcome, and your comments are beyond nice. I am happy you enjoy the DAJ. I look forward to swapping again. Hugs & Hearts! Mona
Begokschaf rated for WIYM: Send Something Orange on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for everything!
Response: You are very welcome and Happy Halloween! Hugs, Mona
georgiafae rated for WIYM: Send Something Orange on Oct 22, 2023
Comment: I had just recently gotten back from AZ and was catching up on giving Karma and I found the envelope that said send something orange so I must have taken the stuff out and forgot to rate! I'm sure it was lovely as you always send such great things! Thanks and sorry for mistaken to rate you!
Response: I am glad it found its way to you and that your trip was for fun. I think you are always awesome and a great partner. Wishing you a fun holiday season. Hugs, Mona
Mistyinltown rated for 13 things For Friday the 13th on Oct 22, 2023
Comment: Sorry for the delayed rating! Thank you so much! I love the large skull die cut, and the coffee/tea dyed law away tag! I have already used a few goodies in projects!! Happy Halloween!
Response: So glad they found you. Hope your Halloween and fall is awesome. Hugs, Mona
CajunLady rated for HALLOWEEN GREETING CARD on Oct 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome and have a spooktacular Halloween. Hugs, Mona

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ultracinematik on Sep 21, 2023:

Your 13 days of Halloween package arrived today! Being the rule breaker that I am, I plan to start opening them on October 1st so I can use the items leading up to Halloween. I'll rate you in mid October and tell you my favorite goodies! Thank you for the enormous box of wrapped treats! I thought I got carried away with the priority box I sent.

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!!!

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