Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2018 6:24 am


Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: August 20, 2018

Country: United States

How Did I Get Here?

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. If something slips through the cracks, my apologies, and feel free to remind me.

Stuff I Like To Buy

  • fountain pens and ink
  • fountain pen friendly paper and notebooks
  • mechanical pencils
  • gel pens
  • stationery supplies (washi, staplers, glue, hole punches, etc)

Stuff I like to make

  • junk journals
  • Midori Traveler and Faux-Dori notebooks
  • quilts and other sewing projects
  • food - I enjoy cooking

Stuff I like to do

  • read (memoirs, magical realism, crime/mysteries, entertaining non-fiction)
  • see movies in a theater
  • badminton, and I'm about to try pickleball
  • 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.
  • Stingy raters. Make the world a better place. Be generous with kind words and gratitude.


JadeFan rated for Mr. Zip says, on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: sweet gift
Comment: Lovely vintage paper, so unique and pretty! Wrote ya back already but no pressure for a reply ;)
Leftie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2018 on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: 🥃🥃...😃 Couldn’t help but to chuckle when I saw an old favorite 👀 looking back at me! Good memories!😃
Comment: Thanks for the great Aerogramme!
katmandu rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2018 on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: I love graham crackers but haven't bought any in years, this brings back many good memories of ice cream sandwiches and s'mores! Love the Postcard rubber stamp too, very cool. Thank you!
Comment: Betsy, I loved reading this typewritten letter! I was in awe looking at the pretty font. I know what I'm asking for this Christmas. :) I'll write back soon, thank you for the swap!
lou rated for Mr. Zip: Birthday time, he's turning 55! on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for using the great vintage postal mailer & the vintage stamps you added were fun, too! Loved your story about your stoic penpal, great stuff & rare to get a non-computer typewritten letter, too, and in cursive!
Leftie rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - July 2018 on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: ❤️💚💙...It is always a pleasure to swap with you! Semi- retirement is not bad!😃💙💚❤️
tishttr1 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2018 on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: Thank You 😊
kclicquot rated for Mr. ZIP Thinks Outside of the Box! on Jul 19, 2018
Comment: BEST . NON-TRADITIONAL . MAIL . EVAH! Thank you so much for the creative, wonderful CD!!!!
Response: I'm so glad that you liked it! You could run a string thru it and hang it outside in the sun somewhere. Not exactly super classy, but kinda fun! And shiny!
lou rated for Mr. ZIP Thinks Outside of the Box! on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks, it made it with no cracks, I haven’t checked yet to find out if there’s anything recorded on it
Response: Oh, don't try to play that disc. It's covered in paint and you should not put that into your player. Could get paint all over the optical reader. It is intended to be purely decorative.
Comment: Halloween in June! So original and I love the TYPED letter. Really groovy. Thanks much! xo
Response: Glowing coconut balls and flying bats are NEVER out of season!!
Ruthless rated for Mr. Zip: 2 + 2 = 4 Stamp Swap on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: OMG! What an awesome envelope and very cool stamps! I’m in heaven! I loved the letter. Great way to recycle. I appreciate the time you took to type it out on a great font/typewriter! My sister works at NASA so I have an appreciation for all things space. You really made my day. Thank you❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Autumn5 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: I love the Crackles - how funny! Thanks so much :)
myancey rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 12, 2018
Comment: thank u . we love shrimp and grits!
Pdxmommy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: I love your vintage "postcard" stamp, it makes it look so official! I'm stuck on Voyager... I haven't picked it up in the month I've been on SB. I'd like to finish it- they just, um, no spoilers, but got to France before their next adventure. *yawn* I think I'm ready for the "happily ever after" already. No more adventure. But, I'd like to at least finish this and maybe I'll keep going or switch to the tv show. :)
Comment: Thank you for the resend.📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
lilmissthrifty rated for Mr. Zip says, on May 20, 2018
Comment: Great letter! I have a PINK royal typewriter, that I saved from a goodwill! I like how you re-use a lot of your writing materials...very smart!
pattiairel rated for Mr. Zip says, on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a very interesting letter. 100 MPM is wild. I am a very very bad typer!!♥♥♥
dawnakaulen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2018 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Cap'n Crunch! Haven't seen him in a long time. Thank you :)

Rating Overview

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myancey on Jun 13, 2018:

Happy 10 year anniversary

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

julianapena on May 11, 2016:

Hello, how are you? I hope you are ok! Do You will not host more swap of "Chunck The Cardboard Intl"? I liked so much.. I hope so! Greetings from Brazil...

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

FiWebster on Jan 31, 2014:

Thanks so much for keepin' the Fountain Pen pal swaps going, Betsy, as well as the Typewriter swaps. I've done both of them, more than once, and I want to do more in the future, because I've met some great people through them! (P.S. Did you get my letter? =smile= No rush on the reply: I just wanted to make sure you got it.)

BlueberryLady on Dec 10, 2013:

Love Your "Chunk-o-Cardboard" Postcard Swaps that you Host. Its got me looking for unusual Chunks to use and I got one of my Friend to start using Cardboard like that too...I have even started to Decorate them according to the partners Profile... It Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for being a Great Host...

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