Swap-bot Time: October 28, 2020 6:56 pm


Date Joined: December 20, 2012
Last Online: July 31, 2017
Birthday: February 12, 1984
Country: United States

About Me

My name is Alex and I live in the beautiful State of Maine, in the Northeast of the US.

I speak English, German, and a little French and Spanish. I share my home with my amazing husband, a dog and two cats.

I have been penpalling for about 16 years and I think I'll always love it! There's nothing better than finding a bunch of fat, colorful envelopes in my mailbox that contain long letters and little surprises from my amazing friends all over the world. :) I'm addicted to snail mail and opening our mailbox is like Christmas every day haha I also enjoy swapping all kinds of (paper) goodies.

I also love the outdoors, fishing, canoeing, four wheeling, sewing/quilting (I'm kinda addicted to pretty fabric haha), playing with my cats and dogs and watching sunrises.

Sending and Rating

I ALWAYS send my swaps as soon as possible, and always on time. Most of the time I send it on the same day when I find out who my swap partner(s) is/are or the next day. So, in case you don't receive my swap, please contact me first before giving me a 1, so I can re-send my swap. Thank you!

Same goes for my ratings. I rate my partners as soon as I receive their swaps. If you haven't received a rating, feel free to message me...but it's very likely that I haven't received your swap yet if I haven't rated you yet.

I'm a patient person and I know the mail service can be very slow sometimes. :)

What I love

I love love love touristy postcards (countries, states, cities, sights, landscapes etc) and I LOVE sending postcards and decorating them (it's addicting lol), ATCs (another addiction of mine haha), paper, stationery, cute/colorful stickers, anything air mail related, rainbow colors, cute tape, rubber and clear stamps, cute fabric, pens, receiving mail, old US stamps, the 80s, my '84 Bronco :D, cougars, whales, lighthouses, autumn/fall, mushrooms (esp. on ATCs), nature, trees, woodland creatures, maps (I'd be so happy to receive any old maps you don't need anymore!), making envelopes, mail art, Montana, Alaska, Greenland (the North in general), Thanksgiving, pumpkins, arts & crafts stores, fabric stores, night skies, sunrises, ocean and a lot more.

Postcards I love

I love pretty, touristy postcards from all over the world with cities, towns, sights, lighthouses, ocean, bridges, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, beautiful landscapes, nature scenes, mountains, beaches, maps etc.

I'm still looking for nice USA viewcards from: CT + MD...so if you have a card of one or more of these states, I'll be more than happy to do a private swap with you! :-)

I'm looking for a female postcard penpal around my age, in the US!

Please don't send

Free/ad cards, Zazzle/Touchnote cards, food, coffee, tea, lotions or body sprays or anything else that is scented. Thanks.

Postcards other than touristy cards: IF you have to send me a non-touristy card I'd love something colorful (I love rainbow colors :D), flowers, cards with positive/encouraging quotes on the front, cougars, lynx or something nature related (only wildlife, no domestic animals please)

Favorite Books

I love books about psychology, self-help, self-improvement

Favorite Movies

Back to the Future I-III, Secret of my Success, La Boum, The Christmas Card, The Santa Clause, Christmas Vacation, You've got Mail

Favorite Television

Gilmore Girls, 7th Heaven, The Blacklist, Banshee, Home Improvement, Golden Girls, currently I'm addicted to Grey's Anatomy...


I love love love making and trading ATCs! :D

I especially like mushroom ATCs and I have a nice collection..I also like moon/night, ocean, under water, vintage, travel, maps, nature, animal and rainbow themed ATCs. But any card is welcome as long as it's not just a plain card with a few stickers on it.

I love seeing all the different techniques everyone is using to make those beautiful cards.

Also: If you're interested in a private ATC swap, message me! :)

What to write about...

If you don't know what to write on your postcard, tell me about your hobbies, your favorite places and why, your pets, describe your home town, share your favorite quote or tell me about your goals and dreams. :)


matt319 rated for Postcard swap - Questionnaire #3 on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Comment: I love the cards and the extras are just awesome!
Comment: Loved your ATC's. Oh, how our state collection is growing slowly.
shinyserra rated for An ATC A Day #7 on Feb 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic ATC's! The googly eyes did not make the travel but I glued them back on and they look as good as new :)
ladybugluvsstuff rated for An ATC A Day #7 on Feb 5, 2017
Comment: awesome atcs!!! my fav is the book pg with girl and the altered card,thanks.
LizFinn rated for An ATC A Day #7 on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: I always look forward to opening your package of ATCs! As usual, they are wonderful. Apparently we all had Paris on our mind this month :) as most everyone has included the Eiffel tower some how.
Winegeek rated for An ATC A Day #7 on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: LOVE my ATC's, all so well done and different techniques. You are talented my friend, so happy to have swapped with you. The hot air balloon is my fav. Thanks again.
Martha rated for An ATC A Day #7 on Feb 1, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC's....Great work!! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks Alex. I would love to get to new England states some time esp to see all the lighthouses.Thanks for the pc and the cool movie fact ..we have several movies taped in our town to and walking dead is being filmed now!
Comment: Thanks for the great ATCs.
sassafrass rated for PRIVATE: 80sGirl and Sassafrass on Dec 26, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the amazing envelope of goodies! I love all of the ATCs you made, and the Tim Holtze papers and goodies are appreciated! Thank you so much for doing this swap with me xo
Response: So glad you liked everything :) Thank you for swapping with me! Happy New Year!
lloydp rated for Graphics 45 ATC - Your Choice on Dec 20, 2016
Comment: HI Alex I received your ATC and it was beautiful. Thanks so much and I hope we swap again sometime soon. Pat
Comment: Wonderful cards. Thanks!
Comment: sweet atc, thanks!
thevioletgypsy rated for ATC - Free Themed #176 (USA) on Dec 5, 2016
Comment: Loved the ATC. thanks so much!
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #166 (USA) on Dec 5, 2016
Comment: love them all
robelwilson rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 19! :) on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you! Sorry for the late rating!
LizFinn rated for W2W ATC Swap #7 on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: Your work is wonderful! I love it!

Rating Overview

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CurlyTea on Aug 23, 2018:

Last online is over a year ago.

sassafrass on Jan 3, 2017:

Hope your new year is off to a good start! Wishing you much health, happiness and creativity in 2017!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

Fry on Oct 8, 2016:

Hey, you have 20 type three swaps!

AZmom875 on Sep 26, 2016:

Your Mystery items ATC card for the group, AllaboutAtc arrived. Great work.

AshbyDanielle on Sep 24, 2016:

I can't believe someone else is on here this close so awesome!

RyeRye on Sep 17, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

JenniferWatsonMcDonald on Sep 1, 2016:

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my profile! :) My husband is "ok". ;) The trip to Europe WAS amazing! I can't wait to go back! :) Hope to see you in the next round of State ATC's.

IsadoraWing on Aug 30, 2016:

Hey Alex! Glad you liked my spreadsheet. Gotta let the OCD demon out once in awhile.... If you want to be postcard pals, I'm game!

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