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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Designer Series Adult Coloring Book Bundle of 4 (1 nature/ 1 Patterns coloring books, 12pk color Pencils and a FREE star pencil sharpener)

Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters.

However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults — namely for its de-stressing power. The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. In fact, publishers have lately been launching coloring books specifically for adults (including some "adult" words as well!). The trend is alive and well!

Do you know how HUGE this coloring thing has become? Have you tried coloring lately? Coloring can be SO relaxing. Just sit down and turn on your fave Kindle/Fire TV, grab a glass of Game Of Thrones 2015 Red Blend, Paso Robles, 750mL Red Wine(or flavored water, hey, no judgment here), and check out this new deal on Amazon (and get a free star pencil sharpener with your order)!

Designer Series Adult Coloring Book Bundle of 4 (1 nature/ 1 Patterns coloring books, 12pk color Pencils and a FREE star pencil sharpener
  • Each Coloring Page is Designed for Fun, Relaxation, and Anti-Stress Therapy.
  • 64 Large Beautifully Designed Pages Per Adult Coloring Books
  • Set of 12 Pre-sharpened colored pencils with bright, bold colors.
  • Sit back and relax with this perfect gift.
  • The variety of pages ensure there is something for every skill level

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Welcome to the Swappermania Blog!


I am a Christian married mom of 2 boys, living in northern Minnesota. We are both veterans (me- Army Reserves, Hubby- Air Force).  My husband has had multiple strokes and has a heart issue. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism after the birth of my first child. My youngest son was diagnosed at age 5 with Diabetes Type 1

I am a work-at-home mom as an Amazon Associate, and am a self-taught graphic designer. I make and sell computer labels, stationery, and planner stickers and filler pages.
Please click my Amazon links on this blog if you are going to do any online shopping. I make a small percentage by referring people to shop on Amazon. Your support for me and my family will be much appreciated!

Do you Periscope?  I like to participate each night in bible studies on the #jesusdidit scopes (http://www.jesusdidit.org/) and also occasionally get on Periscope and do some crafting and encouraging chats. I do both bible-based scopes and just plain babbling chats and craft scopes (videos). Come and join me sometime!  https://www.periscope.tv/createdbybarbi

I enjoy all sorts of crafts, paper-crafting, beading, and my big hobby is sending and receiving fun snail maill!  I would love to exchange some happy mail with you!  I show it on my Mail Call Monday videos on YouTube (don't worry, I don't show addresses). I have met a lot of great swappers and happy mail senders all around the world.  Would love to see your name in my mailbox!

Send to:

Happy Mail/Swappermania
Barbi Tvrdik
PO Box 74
Barnum MN 55707


My fave Bible verse:

  • Romans 8:28 (KJV)

    And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Find Me On Social Media

Hi everybody, here's where to find me (buttons are also in the right hand column).

My Twitter/Periscope handles: @createdbybarbi  (was @therealbarbi)


Facebook page:

Pinterest (Does anybody still use this?)


Do you #Periscope?

I love using Periscope! You can watch (and do your own) Live Feeds from around the world. In the past few months I did a "Scope" to say Hello to everyone, while I walked to my mailbox.

Watch me get my mail LIVE on Periscope, do bible studies, crafts, and just hop on to say hi... my screen name is @createdbybarbi (same as my Twitter & IG).

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December Swaps

Location: Most swaps are International, unless otherwise stated.
If you prefer USA only, please let me know that when you sign up.

(A good way is to write the swap details in a notebook or type them into your phone/e-calendar, or write them down on your wall calendar.)

Last day to signup/drop:  
Dec. 15, 2017
Partners posted: 
Dec. 18, 2017
Date items must be sent by: 
Dec. 30, 2017

Click on the title to read the details about each swap BEFORE you sign up.


DEC ATC - Sender's Choice (USA only)

DEC ATC - Sender's Choice (Int'l)

DEC Misc. - Christmas Card (USA or Int'l)  

DEC inchies - 3 "snow" or "snowmen"theme

DEC - I LOVE POSTCARDS! (Sender's Choice)

DEC FBs - 5 n&n Snowman/Snow Theme FBs (New/Est)

DEC PCs - 3 new/unwritten postcards in an env.

DEC LBs - 5 est Label Bags (with at least 2 signers)

DEC LBs - 5 new Label Bags (made by you)




Upcoming ATC Themes (in case you want to start working on them early):

Theme #1: Use a Book-page
Theme #2: Vintage
Theme #3: Sender's Choice


It is preferred that you post a photo of your swap going out or use tracking, but not mandatory.
Post your photos on the Facebook Event page. PLEASE cover addresses on envelopes!

Hostess: Barb Tvrdik

Questions cheerfully answered 

(Use Comments section or for a faster response, send me a message on the Facebook Event page).

Happy swapping :)

Details on N&N FBs:

Friendship books must be neat, not just a bunch of pieces of paper strewn together. They cannot be slams, friendship sheets or crams. 

What is a FB?
Here are some links that should help:

What is a N&N FB?  

N&N FB = Nice & Neat Friendship Book


Guidelines for N&N FB swaps on this blog:

1. There will be NO staples in the front cover.
2. The FB should be laminated with packing tape, shelf liner, or laminating sheets.
3. Lamination should be done neatly.
4. Embellishments should be added to the cover. Embellishments include glitter, stickers, foil borders, sequins, ribbon, a nice background, cloth flowers. You can also do something fancy with pictures. Basically just a picture covered with lamination isn't a N&N FB.
5. Addresses should be printed legibly or typed.
6. Make it nice AND neat. Ask yourself whether you are proud of your work or not. 
7. For established N&N FBs, please make sure your partner hasn't previously signed it.