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BetsyPreston

BetsyPreston
Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: January 17, 2021

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

Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2021 on Jan 17, 2021
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Comment: Hi Betsy! I have a kindle but really like real books or books on tape better. I can still order from the library, just cannot do more than curbside at this time - I sure miss being able to just go in and browse, but in time hopefully things will get back to "normal"! Love your chunk - what is it off of? Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
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Comment: Hi Betsy! Happy New Year!! Thanks for the interesting chunk:) Hope things are off to a good start so far!
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Comment: Love the Card! Did you emboss the gold bird on the back? So cool! Yes! I'd love to do a letter swap!
Response: Yes - powder and heat embossing gun for tbe bird. Stuff left over from when I used to make cards. I've always liked the 3D texture of embossing. It's fun to get out the old stuff every once in a while! Sorry about the delayed response. I'll get back to you about a letter.
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2020 on Jan 4, 2021
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Comment: So glad to receive from you again. Hope you are doing well.
Ukucaitie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2020 on Jan 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card, these are one of my favorite swaps. I love the image you used from the magazine. Happy New Year!
fortannam rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Dec 31, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! Happy quilting!
Lilyhax rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2020 on Dec 24, 2020
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Comment: Merry Christmas. I loved the card.
carol rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Dec 22, 2020
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Comment: Hi Neighbor! I'm always excited to find another swapper in the Valley of the Sun! I keep hoping maybe we can have a big get-together someday and swap live! Wouldn't that be fun?
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Comment: Thank you for the card with the birds. And for telling me about your birds. We had a parakeet when I was growing up. It was blue and we thought a male until she tried to lay an egg and something went wrong.
Hoxiedove rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2020 on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful Cardboard PC Love NatGeo!!!! Happy thanksgiving 🦃!
Carrii rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2020 on Nov 6, 2020
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Comment: So cute!
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I think that was a great use for those cards.
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Comment: Thank you for the very cool lunar "chunk!" The embossing adds a fun touch, I love it! And now you get to use all those Nat Geo magazines to make awesome postcards!
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Comment: 'Tis the season for pumpkin everything lol! It might seem boring but my favorite pumpkin goodie is pumpkin pie. (Sometimes when I make it I spice it up with a little rum - Rumpkin Pie!)
Response: Rumpkin pIe. I LOVE that!!!
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Comment: You are correct - the Banana Twins recipe is gnarly! I love your return address stamp (Bird on a wire) and the embossing. Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the cool handmade card!! I'm glad I got yours first because I was nervous about this swap!! Yours looks great!! I've never heard of a Grebe before, but they look pretty cool!!
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Comment: Oh me too being home isn't a hardship for me! Cool postcard, unique! And huge! Lol
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2020 on Sep 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard with the gross popsicles! 2 of my 3 boys like gross things, the 3rd is a scaredy cat
jeepermom rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2020 on Aug 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I have never used fountain pens myself, but can definitely relate about shopping your own stash to find things you forgot about!

Rating Overview

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4.9968 993 339 348
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662 1244 0 1
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Comments

Fullsteampowell on Aug 30, 2020:

Thank you for sending the replacement Chunk on behalf of Berrylumps. It was a nice surprise. :)

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.)

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