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BetsyPreston

BetsyPreston
Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: June 24, 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

Dislikes

  • 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.

Ratings

Ruthless rated for Mr. Zip: 2 + 2 = 4 Stamp Swap on Jun 18, 2018
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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
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Comment: I love the Crackles - how funny! Thanks so much :)
myancey rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 12, 2018
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Comment: thank u . we love shrimp and grits!
Pdxmommy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2018 on Jun 7, 2018
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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. :)
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Comment: Thank you for the resend.📬 ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤
lilmissthrifty rated for Mr. Zip says, on May 20, 2018
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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
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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
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Comment: Cap'n Crunch! Haven't seen him in a long time. Thank you :)
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2018 on May 7, 2018
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Comment: Captain Crunch huh? I have never tried it! Don't think my kids had ever tried either! What kind of mother am I? Thanks for sharing! 😉
Response: Probably a good mother! These "chunks" were so old that I made them years ago, stashed them away, and only found them again last month. I really like PB Cap'n Crunch, but I don't let myself eat it very much!
polyk rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2018 on May 5, 2018
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Comment: Love this! (I honestly never thought of rounding my edges lol) Oh! And I love your Postcard Stamp :)
Hotthreads rated for Mr ZIP Approves! Simple Warm-up on May 1, 2018
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Comment: Loved Your typewritten letter and fold a post note card. Sounds like fun having your own cancellation stamp.
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 25, 2018
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theevidenceisme rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 14, 2018
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Comment: A friend of mine who is from Pennsylvania swears that it's only good from there, but I haven't had birch beer before I don't think. Thanks for the card!
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Comment: Thank you for the Mr. Zip envie, typed note, and goodies! It was like a little vintage treasure in my mailbox!
BlueberryLady rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Apr 2018 on Apr 7, 2018
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Comment: Love your Card... Birch Beer Does it Taste like Root beer? Sounds Good..I will have to look over in PA for some.. We don't live too far from the State line..
Response: As far as I am concerned, Birch Beer, Root Beer, and Sarsaparilla are all pretty much the same thing. Some are spicier, some are sweeter, some have a lot of vanilla. Some Root Beers are more different from each other than Root Beer and Sarsaparilla. I love them all, and like to try any new ones that I find. I'll be so jealous if you are able to go out for a weekend drive and come home with a case of Birch Beer!! Oh, and BTW, I think that there is WHITE Birch Beer which is clear. It can also be brown, red, or blue. If you DO try to get some, be sure to try more than one if you have the option!
MsBellaDonna rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2018 on Apr 2, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the chocolate "chunk!" Always a good time for chocolate :)
RooBaRoo rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - Feb 2018 on Mar 19, 2018
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Comment: "Everyday feels like a treat"! That's so awesome! ...Please host the Intl version more!!
kssunlover1947 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Feb 2018 on Mar 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the candy card. I will have to go to Aldi's one of these days and check out what they have. I haven't been there in quite a while but my Son goes there regularly.
AlyssaYFTM rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2018 on Mar 5, 2018
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Comment: Thank you. One of my new favorite flavors is blood orange.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9964 883 286 294
Completed Fives Threes Ones
600 1114 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 462 94 39
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Comments

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:

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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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