Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2020 4:34 pm


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: January 17, 2020
Birthday: February 7
Country: United States
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about me

Hi! I'm Michelle from Washington up in the great Pacific Northwest.

Brem ME Ginny

I live with my fiance and our furry ones, 3 lionhead rabbits: Shmi, Vader & Ginny.
(the bunnies do not come in contact with my mail so don't worry about pet hair!)

I like to travel/do road trips and I'm trying to visit all 50 states. So far, I've visited 36! Some of the prettiest ones I've been to (landscape wise) are: Montana, West Virginia, Oregon & Utah!

I also try to visit tourist places when I visit states & South Dakota has some of the best touristy places. (Wall, Mt. Rushmore, Corn Palace). The Oregon Coast is one of the most beautiful places I've been to & Saratoga Springs, NY & Charleston, SC are my favorite towns/cities.

origin of my name: CHOWEFACE came from my baby sister. When she was small, she couldn't say Michelle so it came out as "me-chow" which eventually just turned to 'chowe' (she added the E on the end). Close friends and family picked up on it so now I get called CHOWE, CHOWEFACE or CHOWDER.

Things I love include Harry Potter, Jensen Ackles, road trips, going to baseball games, pub trivia, writing, cooking (I have lots of cookbooks) and reading.

Love Sports- here are my favorite teams:


I watch the Olympics too. I love watching Winter Olympics more- I watch ski jumping, curling, hockey & figure skating! Team USA!

Seattle's getting an NHL team! So excited!

my movies

I watch ALL genres but I prefer raunchy comedies, musicals and heist movies.

Fav movies are:
-Scott Pilgrim vs the World
-Ready Player One
-10 Things I Hate About You
-Some Like it Hot
-Cabin in the Woods
-Forgetting Sarah Marshall


movie franchises I love: HP, LOTR, Star Wars, MARVEL & Mission: Impossible.

Movies I constantly laugh at are Beerfest, White Chicks, Fanboys, Eurotrip & Tropic Thunder.

I love anything from Edgar Wright. (Cornetto Trilogy, anyone?!)


my books


HARRY POTTER is my favorite.
(Pottermore says I'm a Slytherin & Pukwudgie.)


I read a lot of JK Rowling, JT Ellison, Philippa Gregory, Jamie McGuire, Roni Loren & James Rollins (I met him once!).


My favorite genres to read are Thrillers, YA & Romance (Contemporary & Mature). I also love trilogies or a book part of a series. (e.g. Red Queen series, Sigma Force series)

I love Little Free Libraries & have visited all the ones around me. I've gotten some really great books from it & of course, donated some I no longer need.

I also used to dabble in fan fiction in High School and wrote 10+ stories regarding Taiwanese pop stars (I went through a phase lol). I'm back to writing again but original stories this time!

my tv

I'm a big TV watcher. I try to watch the pilot episode of EVERY new show so at least I know what the shows about. If I like the pilot episode, then I'll go and watch more but I have stopped mid-season on some shows because I lost interest.

Favorite TV shows: 'I Love Lucy' & 'Supernatural'


Currently on air & watching: SUPERNATURAL - FINAL SEASON!!, Hawaii Five-0, His Dark Materials, Legacies, Prodigal Son, Bull, The Kitchen

I also enjoy cartoons: We Bare Bears, Rick & Morty, Bob's Burgers, Steven Universe, Gumball, Big Mouth

I've also been watching MTV's 'The Challenge' since 2000 & I'm always rooting for CT.

my music

currently on repeat:

---I listen to a bit of everything!---

Always a favorite:
Mumford & Son's 'Sigh No More' album
'Poison' by Bel Biv DeVoe
'Still Loving You' by Scorpions
Musicals & Disney songs
The original F4 (Jerry, Ken, Vic & Vanness)
Country- the more twang, the better!

BSB forever!



I always listen to 'My Favorite Murder' on my drive to work. #SSDGM

Looking for: PCs


cards from Islands- any is appreciated but it would be awesome if it was a map or aerial view of island.

Looking for specific cards with city/town name ON FRONT:
Klamath Falls, OR
Fort Smith, AR
Cheyenne, WY
Farmington, NM
Moab, UT
Shreveport, LA
Gary, IN (dad hometown)

^^ even if the city, state card you have is not listed above, feel free to send! :) I'd love to have a card from your town!


My hometown is Olongapo City, Philippines so I'd love any cards you send from that city or country. Hearts for sure if it's from my hometown or surrounding areas (Subic Bay or Bataan).

I love all Lantern Press cards!

Specific Lantern Press I am collecting though:
Starry Night versions
Sign Destinations

Starry Night Typography Signs

I'll also take Washington cards, even though I live here. I have a special box for all WA cards & the ones people send me are always new to my collection! :)

Postcard Swaps

Love touristy cards but I do collect a bit of everything!

I'm not easily offended and I do have a small collection of nude/risque cards so send them my way if you like. I will also take LGBTQ+ cards too. Love is love!

--Sending in envelope: I love all colors so any envelope color is fine.--

If given an option, I prefer written & stamped.

I do a lot of the Scavenger Hunts and swaps involving multiple cards in an envie so here's a list to make it easier for people sending me cards:

  • Animal Cards: arctic animals like walruses, wolves, orcas & polar bears. (any bears or dogs are good too) - I'm not a cat person but I realize I join cat swaps & it's because I love cartoon cat cards. So if you send cat cards, I prefer them to be cartoon or drawings rather than real photo.
  • City/Town Views: I prefer if they were aerial view. I especially like small town & farm cards or little known places. I also like the cards that say Amish Country. I have a few of them so now it's a collection lol.
  • Africa: All countries
  • Art Cards: For some reason, I like still life of fruits, like ones from Cezanne.
  • Asia: Cambodia, Laos, Middle East
  • Canada: I'd like to collect cards from all the provinces, cards with the province name or town in that province. I'd also love to collect a map of each province if they have them
  • Christmas cards: religious or not- all OK! I especially like the ones with glitter and snow scenes. You can even send Hanukkah ones if you like.
  • Collectible Types: Lali Riddle, Blue Cats from Russia (Irina Zeniuk?), Tarusov Pin ups, Lena Gnedkova, Postallove, WOW, FOTW, Icons Of...
  • College/University: any schools, even High Schools if you have them.
  • Disney: Beauty & the Beast, Lilo & Stitch, Aladdin, Moana, Rescues Down Under, Emperor's New Groove
  • Europe: Norway, Sweden, Wales, Armenia, Hungary, Iceland, Scotland
  • Flower: daffodils, dahlias, ranunculus, poppies, peonies, bouquets (all colors good)
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor, weird food Military, naval ships, british royal family
  • Handmade: ones that are done professionally are OK (like vistaprint) but I don't care for ones on cardboard. If sending naked, please make sure that it won't smear- it rains in Seattle so the card can get wet!
  • Landscape/Nature: anything nature related! Sunsets and waterfalls are a personal favorite. A volcano erupting would be cool too!
  • Map Cards: any except subway maps
  • Multi-Views: the more little pictures, the better! I also like cards that have a montage of landmarks from a state with the state's name on the front
  • National Parks: Would love to have at least one card from every Nat'l Park- Like real photo cards, not an art style like Anderson Design Group (cause I have those already)
  • Non-Traditional cards: Shaped, 3D, Glitter, Chrome, Maxi, Cut-out, Cork, Wooden - love them all!
  • Other Countries: Pacific Islands, New Zealand, Greenland? Do those exist?
  • Pixar: Brave, Coco
  • Risque: nudity, dirty jokes, Pin-ups, etc... Send them my way! I'm totally fine getting these
  • Sanrio: Not a huge fan but I do adore Gudetama. (No Hello Kitty though)
  • South America: Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay, Venezuela
  • Sports: All sports, either Stadiums, players and Olympics. I especially like Football & Baseball. No cartoon versions please.
  • State Capitols: I'd like it to say 'state capitol' on the front if possible
  • Structures: dams, bridges, monuments
  • US Maps: I have a box just for these so any and all is GREAT but I do need more of Alaska, Colorado & Rhode Island!
  • Zazzle: generally I'm OK receiving these but don't send me one if the writing is blurry! Also, no zazzle Lantern Press (not the same size!)

Things I like:
Washi - samples are awesome
Stamps - I take non-US stamps and make collages
Stickers - not reward or teacher ones

Things I don't like:
Coloring Cards (I always give them away)
Puffy Stickers on PCs (on envelopes are fine)
Quote Cards/ cards with only writing
Tea/coffee - I honestly won't use them.
Paper/scraps (If you do sent any, I give them to other people so they won't go wasted)
Blurry Zazzle (nothing worse than blurry zazzle maps!)



toni rated for CPG Jan '20 Senders Choice PC - US Only on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: thanks for the adorable postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable penguin card and the cute washi! I loved reading your fave things too! Many similar to mine :)
Arabella rated for Lantern press blank envie 17 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Love the pcs! Didn't have any of them! Thank you! Love the Washington rain festival one and can really relate to it!!
heidijo rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Thanx.
iheartushi rated for PH: Maps, Maps, Maps #3 on Jan 13, 2020
Comment: I love all the post cards. Thank you very much.
KarenFife rated for Pick 3 For Me! - January on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this envelope of happy📬! So fun to find the great postcards, nice notecards, cute washi and gold Valentine stickers. You put a really big smile on my face with the Seattle coffee PC. I have one of those and love it so much I can't send it, and now I have my own‼️ I also have to mention how much I like your address sticker and the polar bear postal stamp. You rocked this swap!!!!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I spent a bit of time figuring out what to send that you would like so I'm glad it's appreciated!
kolasx rated for Get rid of that PC Swap on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Stay warm this upcoming snowy season :)
Comment: Thank you for the adorable dog card! ~ I love it and the goodies 💖🎄
Comment: Loved it and I agree, I don't have 20/20 vision either. But I'd like to see myself on an island in a hmock
Comment: Thanks for the charming Japanese print, Michelle. Love it. Lovely blue patterned washi on your envie too. Happy New Year!
Comment: Happy New Year❄️☃️❄️
Comment: thank you for the beautiful Christmas card
Comment: thank you so very much
meowingtrish1 rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 31, 2019
Highlander18 rated for PH: Lighthouse Postcards #6 on Dec 29, 2019
Comment: Oh my, thank you very much!! Great Lighthouse cards to add to my collection and oh oh oh........great whale card also. Very much appreciated!!!
Comment: Just the love the cute card, sticker tags, and washi tape you sent me!! Thank you! Happy Christmas Michelle! Oops, I'm so sorry, I thought I rated you for this Turns out I worote you the message. But didn't save rating.
Response: No worries! Thanks so much & glad you liked the stuff!
noone7212 rated for HO HO HO Christmas Card Swap on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card! I hope you had a Happy Christmas!
BMitchell1978 rated for HO HO HO Christmas Card Swap on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card
Comment: What a lovely card! The washi was a Wonderful surprise. I love the Disney ones!! ❤️
Comment: Nice card and thanks for the tuck-ins. Happy Holidays.

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myancey on Dec 14, 2019:

Btw I love Charlie Brown and friends!!!! The peanut song was our wedding recessional song

myancey on Dec 14, 2019:

Thanks choweface for the Christmas card. And yes def hoping for a stress free fun Christmas. Thanks for the not a swap card!!!!!

meowingtrish1 on Dec 12, 2019:

Thank you for the Christmas card! It was nice of you to send one back! My six year old was very impressed with it as well- it is the first one we got that stands up and has a pop out. Putting it out on our tv cabinet as decoration!

ScrapHappyGabi on Oct 2, 2019:


happy october

myancey on Apr 17, 2019:

Please don’t forget to sign up for Disney q scats! I have the perfect one to send!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


myancey on Feb 21, 2019:

I know this is really really late but happy belated birthday. I hope u had an awesome day. Did I send u a card ? If not ones coming your way. ❤️

ContraryHousewife on Nov 20, 2018:


bck on Mar 1, 2018:

Your resend is in the mail.... hope this one reaches you!

susieq11 on Feb 11, 2018:

Thank you for using a Lunar New Year stamp on my envelope!! xxx

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