Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2022 8:49 am


Date Joined: October 18, 2020
Last Online: December 2, 2022
Birthday: November 24
Country: United States

About Me


11/25/22 All my swaps have been sent by the deadlines and everything I have received has been rated. I am happy to resend ANY swap so let me know if you have not gotten it in a reasonable amount of time!! I only down rate if a partner doesn't respond to my messages. If you've recently received a 1 from me - I'm more than happy to change the rating once something arrives

I am looking for any postcards new/used from a place called Sycamore Springs in Sebetha, Kansas. It was a Resort/Campground/Sanatorium popular in the very early 1900s, and later a campground and hotel. If you happen to run across anything like that, let me know and I'll swap you something for it.

To my PenPals: I reply to all pen pal letters I receive. So if you wrote me a letter and I never responded, let me know, it may have gotten lost in the mail.

I enjoy books, letter writing, camping, travel, train trips, hiking, photography. I am a nurse, and I've worked in a ton of different areas, but right now I work in a plain old doctor's office. I took up letter writing and sending postcards as a new "covid hobby," and then bumped into swap-bot by accident. I thought it would be a good way to be able to use some of the great stationery and postcards I have found. But I keep getting such great goodies from other swap-bot members, that its hard to use things up as fast as I am gaining new things.

When it comes to letters/postcards I love anything vintage or retro. Actually when it comes to paper goods I like all of it. So if you have a postcard or bit of stationary that you have been hesitating on sending out because you think it’s “not good enough” then now’s your chance - you’ll still get a 5 from me as long as it fits the swap's criteria. I've always weirdly loved mail and paper/pens, so I'm surprised I never found this website before now. And I mean all paper...like one time my cousin was working for a company that was throwing out old fill in forms, for like insurance or something, I was probably 8 years old, and he gave me two paper sacks full of these random tablets of forms. My parents threw all of them away except about 2 inches worth because they didn't think I'd actually want them and it made me nearly cry when I found out. And I was the kid that didn't even cry when the school nurse had to pick rocks out of my face from falling while hanging upside down in the playground...anyway...

Favorite Crafts

I'm not very "crafty" but I like making useful things. Especially sewing on my front porch with an old treadle sewing machine, when the weather is nice. I enjoy making home printed stationery on what ever sort of paper is handy. My new tinkering hobby is fixing up old manual typewriters and using them to write letters.

Favorite Books

Time travel fiction. Absurdist fiction. Non fiction. Books that teach me things. Historical fiction. Apocalyptic. Mysteries especially "whodunit" style murder mysteries - "who was the one person that wasn't in the room when the lights went out...."

Favorite Television

Derek Are You Being Served? Fleabag Period Dramas QI

"Whodunit" style murder mysteries - always looking for recommendations!

Random likes

Anything to do with vinyl albums.
Anything baseball.
Women and minority historical figures. .
Kitschy things.
Animals - especially furry or unusual. Extra especially camels, foxes, kangaroo rats, dogs.
Stationary/mail/postal related.
Things related to manual typewriters. Any sort of machine that does not use electricity. Nature.
Train/rail journeys. Trains in general.
Anything foreign to the USA.
Greetings from...
Architecture, especially old buildings.
Anything really - especially if you tell me why you liked it in the first place.

Substitutions If you are ever not sure what to send in a swap, I will always accept unused USA stamps as a substitution. Just let me know what it is in substitute of so I can still rate you a 5💙.

Favorite Movies


Shaun of the Dead


Favorite Music

Four-on-the-Floor, EDM, Disco, Rock, Oldies.

Avicii. The Gaslight Anthem. The Killers. Sam Cooke


Morfydd rated for Traveling Pen Pal Postcard Swap #16 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the notecard and nice stamps, Carrii! Thank you also for hosting this fun PC swap!
julebear rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #92 on Nov 28, 2022
Ariaya rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #91 on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the extras! I did vote!
Comment: Thank you for the extra card!
Jafferty rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #91 on Nov 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap and the extras! Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thanks for the extra postcard and I loved the adhered vintage postage.
Wingy rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #90 on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you . Will pass them on in another round
Comment: Thank you for the postcards to pass on, and thank you for all the extra goodies too! I also really enjoyed the cat envelope you colored for me. Thanks for the great swap!
Comment: Thanks for the note card
Comment: WOOP! Postcards and stickery goodies from the RR queen herself! Thank you!
Ikat78 rated for Traveling Pen Pal Postcard Swap #15 on Oct 29, 2022
Comment: Hi Carrii! Nice to hear from you. I finally get to send a pc home. We will see if it arrives safely. Thank you and you’ll hear from me soon.
KristenCat rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #87 on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: thanks so much for all the cards to pass on. i will send them on in the next round.
onyx95 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #87 on Oct 21, 2022
Comment: Wow thanks for all the cards to sign and send on, also really liked the envelope, what a great idea.
Comment: thanks for the Travelers
HappyMom rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #86 on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for hosting and for the great selection you sent. This swap card is so pretty - I love it!
Comment: Thanks for the extras!
Comment: Thank you! I will pass along!
Comment: TYSM - I love the extra pocket envie!
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!

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Ikat78 on Nov 25, 2022:

Hope you had a nice birthday! 🎉🎂🥳🥂

toni on Nov 18, 2022:

Carrii, thank you so much for the great christmas money/gift card holders. I love them!

Ikat78 on Nov 7, 2022:

I finally received one of my traveling postcards back today!!!!!! OMG, how cool. I started it in Feb. It works my friend.

Mimi7 on Nov 6, 2022:

Hi Carrii Thanks so much for the Turkey RAK wish of address labels I love them, you made my day thanks so much

feverfawn on May 8, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great variety of stickers for the April RAK - I am in love with the sparkling frogs and the holographic bats/skeletons/ghost stickers! I will find a good use for them all, thanks again :)

Artistic on Mar 18, 2022:

RAKS Only group - Personal RAK for stamps. Carii, the second set (in that way cool envelope!) arrived today. Thank you so very much for making these for me. They will be put to good use!

AJ73 on Mar 3, 2022:

Thank you Carrii for granting a wish from my RAK February wish list. I love the notecards and look forward to using them to write to friends. I love the stationary you wrote your letter on! Where did you get it? Hugs, Alma

mchesser12 on Feb 27, 2022:

Thanks for the reply postcard for the Traveling Pen Pal postcard swap.

AZmom875 on Feb 18, 2022:

Thanks for the fun envelopes, I loved the fonts. I feel like a queen.

Mimi7 on Feb 14, 2022:

Hi Carrii Happy Valentines Day I mailed a letter to you today take care

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