Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2017 3:02 am


Date Joined: February 1, 2017
Last Online: December 15, 2017
Birthday: April 5, 1955
Country: United States

About Me

12/15/2017: I have been in a whirlwind (like most of you) with the season - getting ready, buying gifts, planning get togethers -- and I have been behind by 1-2 days in getting my swaps out. Thank you to all of you who have graciously accepted their tardiness. I am back on track as of today and plan to keep up-to-date. I was in panic mode when I realized how many were due at the same time.

As we wind down this year, and start a new year, may your days be blessed with lots of art! and love! and kindness.

Best wishes this season, Annielou

12/1/2017: today is my 10-month Swap-Bot anniversary. Probably not a big deal to anyone else, but through my angel of a friend, Georgiafae, I have been enveloped in the SB world and it has brought me more happiness than I thought possible. I am making changes to my craft corner (we live in a very small house, but I WILL have my corner) this weekend and while I still do scrapbooking--swapping with all of you is my passion. The art you have shared with me are keepsakes. I can't join any swap unwanted ATC swaps, because I want to keep everything I have received (and part of the reason I need my corner-to store these pieces of art!) Please accept my thanks. You have earned my respect. you are artists, one and all.

I think I am a pacifist, an idealist (versus realist), peace loving, tree hugging, spiritually grounded middle aged woman.

I am a happy mother of 5 (blended family) with 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Crazy! I'm 61 years old and I love life. I've been a scrapbooker, a stamper, a knitter and NOW .. a swapper!

My second husband is a retired Methodist pastor. Faith is pretty important to us. organized religion has been hurtful to many people. I prefer a faith that encompasses all walks of life, all faiths, all people. I am criticized for that. but that's my truth.

Favorite Music

Rock & Roll! Actually Im pretty diverse in my music listening but I do not like old fashioned country, nor do I like opera. I don't like rap.

A kid of the 60s and 70s, I like The Eagles, America, Dan Fogelberg, Journey, Styx, Aerosmith, Grand Funk Railroad, YES, Steppenwolf .. to name a few.
Todd Rundgren, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, Adele, Amy Winehouse, Maroon 5, seriously into most all types of music. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Dan Fogelberg, Foreigner, Journey, Boston, etc.

Favorite Television

This Is Us

Modern Family

Genius on PBS (waiting for the next season)

Call the Midwife

Stranger Things

Handmaid's Tale (currently on Hulu)

guilty pleasure: (all the) Real Housewives

Favorite Crafts

  • Knitting
  • Scrapbooking
  • Rubber stamping
  • Sewing (just starting again..) BUT MOST OF ALL:
    ~*~ Swapping - a whole new world. I love it.


Mary Engelbriet--anything! anything with hearts anything with angels retro stuff stars! peacocks (they are my "token.") 1960s, 1970s, 1980s

I like decorating my desk for the holidays each month. so I like the seasons and the holidays.




favorite flowers & house plant

snapdragons, hollyhocks, lily of the valley, black-eyed susan, clematis, violets, daisies, moss roses, lilacs

Christmas cactus African violets anything that climbs - ivy

favorite foods

Italian, Mexican, Irish pub, Norwegian Christmas meatballs, Qdoba, Chinese

chicken is my absolutely favorite thing to eat.

ADDICTED TO: Chocolate

My husband makes the best spaghetti sauce in the universe.


Party-related political stuff

Death or dying related

I don't like tea.

I don't use coupons.

I prefer to NOT receive photocopies of your previous work.


Comment: Thank you for the ATC and extras! 🎄
blueseabliss rated for ATC: Daisies on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: This is beyond precious. I love it so much! I'm putting this one in a frame and setting it on my desk. Thank you!!!!
blueseabliss rated for ATC: collage with sheet music on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Super cool! Thanks Anne!
Comment: Beautiful atc thank u very much. I would love to know where and how u got the labels for the back of the atc!!!! Xxoo
PaperPassion rated for Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas PL on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Love the PL you made for me.Love the photos you chose.Thanks so much.
Conni59 rated for ATC: Christmas Wrap collage on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute Christmas wrap atc. It was a fun challenge! Also thanks for the extras ❤️
hibiscus rated for ATC: collage with sheet music on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: I am crazy about the vintage th paper dolls...and she is also a favorite...I like her dancing to the music...I used the other paper doll ballerina on one of mine for this swap....thank you so much...p.s. the Christmas light note was so cute....
InkStainedAngel rated for Christmas ATC on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: This was so cute! Thank you!!
patchworkchickadee rated for ATC: Daisies on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the ATC, Anne, and I love the sweet envelope.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I love this time of year. Thank you as well for the extra papers.
Comment: too cute! love the return address, what a great idea! Thanks
suzwa rated for Christmas Sweets ATC (USA) on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Ooohh--what a "yummy" ATC. Thank you. Hope you have a wonderful holiday season.
Kalalinga rated for A.I. ATC: Drawing on black paper on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the ATC - I think it's really good! Thanks for your note and the extra goodies also. Merry Christmas!
naturenerd3 rated for Turkey ATC on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: This arrived yesterday (my mail has been painfully slow). Thank you much
Comment: Love the ATC and Card! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Cute Card, and thank you for the extras.
Response: I'm glad you liked the card. there are so many choices, and so little time!~ Just love swap-bot and the way it has helped me to look at designed paper in new and different ways. Thank you for the rating and the heart!
nevers rated for Post-Thanksgiving Debriefing on Dec 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute homemade card. I'm so impressed with your Thanksgiving planning!!
Response: I may have mentioned, it felt like our best Thanksgiving ever! We always "plan" but this year it went without a hitch. the kids were pretty well behaved, and we hatched a plan for Christmas! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Cute snowman! Lovely handmade card too!
Response: Thank you! Swapbot makes me appreciate all the different figures and scenery just a little bit more -- who can I send this to? you know what I mean, right? Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are so welcome. I cannot believe that it is already December 4! where does time go? We are in a Blizzard Warning here today. Not something to fool around with. Maybe I'll get some crafting time in at home, all snuggled in and warm. Happy Holidays! and thank you for the rating and the heart!

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craftyone on Sep 9, 2017:

Ooh, the coffee sleeves are totally awesome! You are so thoughtful! Thanks for thinking of me during your coffee time!

Allegrae on Aug 16, 2017:

Received the finished APC starters! Love the finished cards!

makestuff on Jul 8, 2017:

Thank you for the ATC jam and the extras!

MissPaula on Jul 7, 2017:

Thanks for working on my ATC Jams.......

Allegrae on Jun 2, 2017:

Fantastic additions to the lobster ATC jam! It's perfect!

craftyone on May 16, 2017:

Wow, It is something really special when I receive a new coffee sleeve from a new coffee place. My first one from a hospital! It was so thoughtful of you to send it - a very nice thing to do! Look for something in the mail from me.

KeriandtheFlock on May 8, 2017:

The hen and chick arrived today. Thank you! :D

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