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BetsyPreston

BetsyPreston
Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: April 7, 2020

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, 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, don't waste any energy worrying about the swap.

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 enjoy cooking

Stuff I Like To Do

  • read (memoirs, magical realism, crime/mysteries, entertaining non-fiction)
  • watch movies & streaming tv
  • play badminton, and I am getting better at 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.
  • Housework. Why am I so bad at it?
  • Stingy raters. Make the world a better place. Be generous with kind words and gratitude.

Ratings

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Comment: Gracias for the chunk - I love the embossing!
margeux rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2020 on Apr 7, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for such a marvelous card, Betsy; I love it! I'll look through my notes/books for a dill pickle recipe to recommend and get back to ya. <3
ASawvel rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2020 on Apr 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Did you emboss the flower pattern? I'm completely obsessed! I hope you and yours are safe and healthy in these crazy times. Take care, Adrian
Response: Yes, I embossed it using a Sizzix Big Shot and an embossing folder I found on eBay. I bought the machine to make 100+ XMAS cards using a fancy folded card die cut. I also used it another year to cut 150 snowflakes out of aluminum soda cans. I try to get some use out of the machine now and then. Thanks for the nice compliments! You take care as well!
iliamall rated for First and Last Lines No. 19 on Mar 16, 2020
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Comment: Hahaha kinda sappy indeed! 'xDThank you for the cute postcard! <3 Happy swapping!!
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Mar 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.ΒΈΒΈπŸ’Œ for the buttery crackers chunk!
MailArtbyJac rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: love how you embossed it! that was a very nice touch. if you ever want to do a one on one swap, let me know and Ill send one :)
HennyPenny rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2020 on Mar 6, 2020
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Comment: Loved the embossing on the card ;) My mouth was watering as I looked at the mint chocolates. Mint is one of my favorite flavors and dark chocolate is the only type of chocolate I like. Thanks
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2020 on Feb 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks fo the chunk. I reuse those USPS backings too. Mostly as dividers in my postcard collection. They do lend themselves nicely to the cutting dies.
StagKing rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #4 on Feb 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard and the list. I must admit, I don't think i've heard any of the songs you lister (although i'm familiar with many of the bands/artists). Thanks for the new tunes to look up!
Ashzaller rated for Writing Challenge #2 on Feb 18, 2020
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Comment: What a great poem!! Thank you!! Also bonus paper is awesome. 😎
tisha rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - February 2020 on Feb 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card Betsy, the punched borders are cute! And thank you for hosting, too!
Autist rated for GEEK of the WEEK #5 on Feb 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the postcard!! I loved the space theme. Good car choice! Cheers!
DreamCloud rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2020 on Feb 10, 2020
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Comment: Betsy, I love the way you used your diecutter to elevate an ordinary piece of cardboard and make it beautiful. Love the vintage stamps, too! Thank you! <3
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Comment: Thanks! Happy swapping to you....
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Comment: Thank you!!
blubutterfly rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2019 on Jan 17, 2020
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Comment: Great chunk!! And only two of the stamps were cancelled:) I got a new typewriter for Christmas , maybe while you're in AZ you will come across a good find and add to your typewriter family?! I am loving my "new" Underwood right now, but I have my eye on a 1970's Smith-Corona with script typeface;) Hope 2020 is starting out with good health & happiness!
Mamasch rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2020 on Jan 10, 2020
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monsbrick rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2019 on Jan 9, 2020
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Comment: Hi Betsy! Fabulous and creative design I loved this shape!!
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Comment: Hi Betsy,Your sweet little tree came enclosed in a USPS postal envelope. The little tree was ripped and lost some branches en route but made it to our mail box. Thank you!.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9967 964 325 333
Completed Fives Threes Ones
647 1212 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 508 95 39
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Comments

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:

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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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