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BetsyPreston

BetsyPreston
Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: February 16, 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

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!.
starmccoy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2019 on Jan 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the funny story. You are a trophy wife!
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Comment: Thank you! Isn't moving and mail forwarding fun? Especially during the holidays? I hope it's going smoothly :)
Drvr337 rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2019 on Dec 28, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. Merry Christmas!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2019 on Nov 28, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the tasty 'chunk' and advice. We use a different brand but I'll try making it with buttermilk next time.
Eulegirl rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2019 on Nov 12, 2019
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Comment: I love what you did with the embossed spiders! Winnie accosted me when I was in a parade as a freshman. We'd just been instructed to keep going no matter what. I didn't know how to react to this character touching me. I didn't know who was touching me, either. It was creepy.
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2019 on Nov 10, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
taledo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2019 on Nov 8, 2019
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Comment: I have gotten in the habit of having oatmeal for breakfast every morning. it is such a good thing to have.
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Comment: Thank you!!
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Comment: Ooh I love the Halloween theme! Chunk! I can't believe you will be here soon - safe travels! Thanks for the COC.
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Comment: Love all the spooky!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9967 958 322 330
Completed Fives Threes Ones
643 1202 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 504 95 39
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Comments

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...

smadronia on Nov 21, 2013:

Thanks for your third quarter reading swap. I was flaked on, so it was nice to receive an angel of my own :)

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