Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2018 4:11 pm


Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: October 22, 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, 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 & steaming tv
  • play badminton, and I might 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.
  • Housework. Why am I so bad at it?
  • Stingy raters. Make the world a better place. Be generous with kind words and gratitude.


miyi rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - October 2018 on Oct 10, 2018
Comment: I loved the additional artsy touches, and you have cute handwriting!
Comment: Lol! We have 2 parrots, a blue & gold & a red wing... I can't imagine taking a trip with them!! You are a much better person than I mz. Betsy!! Thank you for the chunk. Happy fall!!!
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I liked how you embossed the frame and word Postcard.
katmandu rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2018 on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Haven't had Chex Mix in ages. I buy the Aldi's brand Rice Krispies! Have you ever used the Chex to make Puppy Chow? Love the embossing on the PC, I hadn't thought of that and I love the idea! Thank you!
Lady rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2018 on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Lovely! I stopped saving those bits of cardboard as I was not using them.... Maybe I'll get re-inspired
katmandu rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2018 on Sep 29, 2018
Comment: I see you shop at Aldi's too! I love that store and buy their pasta. I sometimes try box recipes but not this one, I'm a purist when it comes to Alfredo sauce: just butter, cream, parmesan cheese! I'll look for the book too! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the card with the interesting s'mores bars recipe.
Comment: Your PC arrived in perfect shape and I love it, it's too cute!! Thank you!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Hi Betsy! So to read your MP3 player stopped working but so glad you still have music when you mow! Thanks for the COC! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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: πŸ₯ƒπŸ₯ƒ...πŸ˜ƒ Couldn’t help but to chuckle when I saw an old favorite πŸ‘€ looking back at me! Good memories!πŸ˜ƒ
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: β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’™...It is always a pleasure to swap with you! Semi- retirement is not bad!πŸ˜ƒπŸ’™πŸ’šβ€οΈ
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.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9965 903 294 302
Completed Fives Threes Ones
611 1135 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 472 95 39
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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

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 :)

Elliepatterson on Aug 9, 2013:

Greetings Betsy, I read your comments under your "Sender's Choice" and agree totally with you. When I got my first taste of nastiness on SB it like to broke my heart. How can people who do not even know you be soooo rude!! Well that's life and it happens so I got over it and have swapped on. I enjoy meeting swappers from all over the world and finding things we all have in common. I send you weekend wishes for a bright day! blessings, ellie

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