Swap-bot Time: March 31, 2020 3:04 am


Date Joined: May 12, 2016
Last Online: March 30, 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 lionhead rabbits.
(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.

As for outside the US, I have only been to Canada (I love Vancouver!), Philippines, Japan & Taiwan.

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.

I'll watch anything from Broken Lizard. I could watch Beerfest everyday.

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, The Outsider, Legacies, Prodigal Son, Bull, Stumptown, The Kitchen, SNL

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, Bromeliads, bouquets (all colors good)
  • Food: recipes, Taiwan food cards, Singapore food cards, beer/liquor, weird food
  • Military: all branches, WW2, 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!)



suepier rated for PH: City or Town (Blank or Naked) #2 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Johannesburg.
Comment: I am not sure how this traveled but I received it today! It was postmarked NOV 7th 2018!! Wow if postcards could talk I bet this one has a big story!!! ~ Gabi
Response: holy moly! thanks crazy!!!
SkaGirl rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #10 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: What a great postcard, thanks!!!
pammie rated for Lantern press blank envie 19 on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank for wonderful assortment of postcards.
ch23 rated for PH: List 5 Series - Favorite Desserts on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Love this card of cookies. Ironically I just bought a package of assorted Peak Freans! I love cherry pie too!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #188 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards and sweet little note card!!! : ) I hope you are doing well - stay safe!! xxx
dawnakaulen rated for P&M Touristy Postcard Swap on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Having the PC stamped at the park was a great idea :)
MissBrenda rated for Harry Potter Postcard #2 on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your favs! Have a great day!
Suzyanner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #188 on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards! I love them! Even a blue cat one I've never seen before, and a hedgehog one! Such a treat on this dreary, nervewracking day!
Luciie rated for Let's swap our Tourist Postcards! on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Minnesota tourist card! :)
Comment: Great postcard, looks like an adventure I’d love to try sometime. So much fun with the shamrock washi and the mambo stamp. Thank you!!
Comment: Hi Michelle! Love the Singapore pc and how nice that your Mom brought some back for you! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the interesting Malaysian PC.
Eclectonote rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #7 on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Terrific postcard of...is that a sleeping Totoro in the autumn forest? So nice with the vintage postage. Thanks for your city list - I hope you're able to meet more favorite cities!
Response: It looked like totoro to me so I decided to send it to you :)
colleenbUSA rated for GEEK of the WEEK PC Swap #9 on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Great choice! Thanks for joining the swap!
Response: Thanks for hosting!
MarieS rated for Let's swap our Tourist Postcards! on Mar 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
dorcii rated for PH: So Many Choices on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks a lot for your swap :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PC! My fav sticker was the one with the lady wearing the gold eye mask that said, "Not just yet!".
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #187 on Mar 1, 2020
Comment: Such perfect cards for me - thank you, thank you! Don't have any of them and oh my how I love Bambi and that wonderful close up of one of the doors at La Sagrada Familia!

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lambchoppy on Feb 29, 2020:

New swap up if you're interested!

Sticker PC Swap #17 - USA ONLY

Jafferty on Feb 17, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday postcard! And I love that you used a fun stamp (Dr Seuss). February birthdays rock!

myancey on Feb 15, 2020:

Happy belated birthday Michelle!

myancey on Feb 15, 2020:

Thank you for the birthday card. Really appreciate u thinking about me

lambchoppy on Feb 13, 2020:

New sticker PC swap is up if you're interested!

Sticker PC Swap #15 - USA ONLY

thisismeAXiD on Feb 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

lambchoppy on Jan 29, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

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!

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