Swap-bot Time: October 3, 2022 8:59 pm


Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: October 3, 2022

Country: United States

How Did I Get Here?

UPCOMING ADDRESS CHANGE!!! I will be heading south for the winter in mid-October 2022. I will change my address in Swap-Bot before then, but I haven't quite figured out the timing yet. I have to physically open the mailbox before the post office will deliver mail, so I can't change the address before we arrive. Anything arriving before we get there and open the mailbox will be returned or rejected. If you have any questions, you can PM me.

BACK TO OUR USUAL PROGRAMMING There used to be a site specifically for swapping fabric postcards - 25 swappers in each bunch! I made hundreds. When they shut that down, someone referred me to Swap-Bot.

Some stuff that I've made: Etsy Shop Product Examples

Did Something Go Missing?

Please let me know if you were entitled to a swap item from me and didn't receive it. I ALWAYS send. The only way that I know if something has gone missing is if you tell me, so help me help you!

I also try hard to rate everything that I receive, but be warned it might take a while. I will definitely send you a message before rating if something hasn't arrived. If you haven't heard from me feel free to assume that I have received your swap, and don't waste any energy worrying about it.

Stuff I Like To Buy

  • fountain pens and ink
  • paper and notebooks
  • mechanical pencils
  • gel pens
  • stationery supplies (washi, staplers, glue, hole punches, etc)
  • typewriters (do I have too many or just the right number?)

Stuff I Like To Make

  • junk journals
  • Midori Traveler and Faux-Dori notebooks
  • quilts and other sewing projects
  • food - I am getting tired of cooking and am looking for super quick and easy meal ideas

Stuff I Like To Do

  • read (memoirs, magical realism, crime/mysteries, entertaining non-fiction. I love my e-reader.)
  • watch streaming tv (more into binging series now than sitting through an entire movie)
  • play badminton, and I am getting better at pickleball (hahaha - I sat too much during pandemic quarantining and I haven't played for over a year now - my knees have begun to protest which makes it even harder to get back out there on the court)
  • nap - I'm retired and I love that I get to nap whenever I want to


  • Markdown language. I'm a retired programmer and have done a fair bit of web development, but this Swap-Bot markdown language to format profile information drives me nuts. I can never get my profile to look like I want it to.
  • Housework. Why am I so bad at it?
  • Stingy raters. Make the world a better place. Be generous with kind words and gratitude. On the other hand, Swap-Bot doesn't require ratings and I'm cool with that. I don't care how long it takes you rate me or if you rate me at all, but if you're going to, I do believe that it's nicer to be kind and generous.


Comment: This PC is so cool!! You picked out such a cool image for your cardboard chunk, and I love that you matched the stamp to the image 🦈 Ah, we still haven't started the new season of What We Do in the Shadows yet, but I'm excited to watch it. I hope you have a safe drive!
Comment: Thank you for the fun chunk with an astronaut 🚀
Comment: I enjoyed the National Geographic photo of the Eagle convention! Eagle Scout meeting! Thank you!
onyx95 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2022 on Sep 7, 2022
Comment: Always love seeing other SAA fans. I'm not doing the Amazon reading challenge, I did a summer read at my local library. Yes, loved the excuse to read every day. Thanks for the beautiful chunk.
AzEkologi rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2022 on Sep 6, 2022
Comment: I got your chunk this weekend and thought it was neat that the Cheez-it chunk was Major League Soccer (MLS) branded! My family just started following soccer a year ago (we have a local Championship league) and LOVE IT! Thanks for a cool chunk. ~ Rick
Comment: Thank you. That is a beautiful cat, but then they all are.
luckysweetpea rated for Easy Newbie Swap on Jul 13, 2022
Comment: Betsy, thank you for coordinating this swap! I'm also in the Chunk O Cardboard swap, so be on the lookout for your postcard! I love the stationery you used for this swap! Warmly, Ginger
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2022 on Jul 11, 2022
Comment: LOVE love LOVE the flower embossing ;)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I really enjoy using my sizzix machine for embossing and for die cutting. But I don't get it out nearly enough.
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2022 on Jul 6, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the nice 'chunk'. I was not (for only the third time in 30+ years) active on Field Day. My brother-in-law had died just a few days before so many plans changed. He would have been on for FD as well.
Comment: How am I just now learning that those stamps are scratch-n-sniff?! I feel like I’ve missed out on so many sniffs!
venzo2b rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - June 2022 on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you Betty ! Tell your parrot the decoration is ok ! I don't know Brassic but I'm going to watch it soon.
teresats rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Benton's Vanilla 'flavored' wafers. My favorite to use in a banana pudding. Thanks!
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🌞
MamaCat rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Betsy! Yes, sugar snap peas! 😁. Didn’t plant any this year and haven’t seen them at the farmers market:
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great chunk. I used to eat grape it with way too much sugar! I would think they would be too crunchy in yogurt 😆
ensigncelery rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 18, 2022
Comment: I love this chunk you sent! And I would love sending you a letter, as well, if you wouldn't mind waiting on me? I've got a bit of a sinus infection right now and it's really dragging me down. ♥ If you wouldn't mind, I can PM you when I'm feeling better~?
Response: You can either PM me, or just drop a letter into the mail whenever you fee like it. No hurry. Hope you feel better soon!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the chunk. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to rate!! I love the fabric hearts on the front of the cars. Such a nice little touch. I hope you are doing well and having a nice spring!!
Comment: Betsy, thanks for the chunk & note! You have a good plan - get away for the worst weather. I need a cooler place for June-July-August. I just ruled out Denver area for 5he wildfires. Looking at Ann Arbor now. Love your return stamp & how you drew my name in a banner. Keeping for template! Kind regards!
Comment: Thank you for the grits chunk.

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SunTradeToo on Feb 12, 2021:

Thank you for continuing to host the chunk o cardboard PC swaps!

Fullsteampowell on Aug 30, 2020:

Thank you for sending the replacement Chunk on behalf of Berrylumps. It was a nice surprise. :)

Barbara on Feb 29, 2020:

Congratulations Betsy! Your chunks made it to the top ten.

earthnk on Jan 7, 2019:

Thanks for hosting this fun swap. Just mailed mine off to recipients. So fun handing chunks of cardboard over to postal clerk and seeing them smile when they look them over before adding postage. Yay!

lou on Jun 11, 2018:

Happy 10 year anniversary month with SB!!

MissThundercat on Jun 9, 2016:

Glad to see you hosting again :) hope you got my little surprise package :) xoxo tarah

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2015:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Merry Christmas!

lettergirl on Apr 20, 2015:

Well, but, as long as you HAVE the Vandercook press..well, I mean, would you maybe TRY to make me some sort of trinket..I dunno, like maybe my own personalized...oh...moose head postcard? I especially enjoy ones featuring them enjoying a good Grape Tang, but I'm not picky. Thank you.

Candyn29 on Feb 5, 2015:


squince on Jan 4, 2015:

I have you as a partner for a swap and love how you call out bratty SB users! I also put a disclaimer on my profile due to snotty people I've 'gotten' to encounter on this site. The entitlement of some people is just disgusting!

In saying that, I Hope I find a card that you will like! :D

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