Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2020 10:07 pm


Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: January 21, 2020
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States


In my home there are several people who have been diagnosed with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder.

To avoid receipt of anymore stress-inducing POSTCARD images in our mailbox, I would like to ask swappers to please avoid sending:

🚫Animal Print/Scales

🚫Insects/Arachnid (not even butterflies)

🚫Reptiles (Sea turtles are the only exception)


🚫Amphibians (It’s taken two years of art therapy, and I am proud to say that kermit the frog is the ONLY non-threatening amphibian my son can appreciate!)

🚫Clowns, Dolls, Mimes, or Claymation

📩 WHEN IN DOUBT, Please USE AN ENVELOPE! Thanks for being respectful of my family 😉


About Me

🌺Aloha!🌺 I am Harmony Joy!🎶🎵

Yes, my mother is a hippy! And my father is a singer and musician. I am a Berkeley ☮️born and California-foster-system-raised “love-child”, who currently lives on the other side of the nation. I have been married a decade, and we have three children (2 daughters, 1 son). Our current fur-family consists of 2 canine rescues: Kyna (a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix) and Ella (a Black Labrador mix), plus a "grand-dog" named Luna, and a “grand cat” named Maximus.

My ohana means everything to me.

Besides my “V.I.Peeps”, I also enjoy many indoor and outdoor HOBBIES:

(indoor) Pressed Flower Craft (oshibana), Card-making, Coloring, Painting, Paint-pouring, Paper-making/marbling, Philately, Pottery, Genealogy, Handicraft, Crocheting, Listening to music, Face-painting, Dance, Reading, Weaving, Watching movies, Thrifting, DIY, Diary-writing, Sewing, Sculpting, Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling

(outdoor) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Shopping, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Stone skipping, Swimming, and Volunteering

My current collection hobbies include: numismatics, phillumeny, stamp collecting, deltiology, and cartophilia to include: baseball, basketball, Olympic athletes, motocross, and military police dogs


A- Autumn leaves🍁, Almonds, Aquamarine (birthstone & color), Albanese brand “Poppin' Pineapple Gummi-bears”, Ansel Adams photography

B- Buttons with 2-holes, Botany, Batik, Beach sand, Blue-prints/patents, Bamboo, Bob Marley, Black pearls, Black Bears, Brown-paper-packages-tied-up-with-strings📦🧸

C- Cookie-Monster, Cinnamon, Chile (country), Chinchilla, Coffee paintings, Chai teas,Celtic music and knots, Cowboy/girl boots and hats, Cook Islands, Collage fodder, “Cool” colors (purple, blue, green), Cherry blossoms 🌸, Coloring pages (esp. when colored by others for my wall!), Clogging & Irish step dance

D- Daffodils & Dandelions, Dole Plantation (I love their pineapple tea), Dancing 💃(esp. Hula, Poi, Swing, Ballroom, and West African), Dark Chocolate, Drums

E- Ephemera, Epcot, Embossed paper, Eight-bit Art, Eighties Music, Envies (glassine, kraft, and magazine), Earth (our big blue planet), EARLY (pre-Vegas) ELVIS, Eeyore (my son calls him E-horse 🥰)

F- Franken-pages, Fifties music, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️symbols, Fiji islands, Friesian horses, Firemen, Flames & Fireworks, Frangipani (flowers), Friendship bracelets, Flutes, Frank Sinatra, Flakes (not the ppl, the washi stickers), Flash cards, Fruit crate labels

G- Gelli prints, Good Earth Tea (original flavor; spicy & sweet)*, Guitar picks, Graphology, Glassine, Gilded-edges, Graphic 45: Sunkissed, Good Ol’ Sport, & Birdsong

H- Harmony (I heart things made with my name on them), Heart-shapes (esp. hearts-in-nature), hibiscus 🌺, Hawaiian Quilts, Huskies (esp. Siberian! But I heart Shibas, Samoyeds & Malamutes too)

I- Iced cream🍬candies, Ireland, Ink, Icebergs

J- Jade (stone/color), Juke boxes, Junk Journaling, Japanese maple leaves, Jordan-Almonds, Jujubes

K- Koru (ferns), Koala🐨, 🥝, Kisses (Classic Hershey’s, Almond, & Mint Truffle), Kanji, Gustav Klimt (Austrian painter; I esp. love his art titles The Kiss & The Embrace), Koi fish, Kauai, Kliban Cat, Kanga w/ Roo, Keys 🔑

L- Levi’s, Lokta papers, Leaf rubbings/eco-prints, Linen paper, Lychee gummies, Lyrics, Lei, Lucille Ball & I Love Lucy, Libraries

M- Mulberry paper, Mickey Mouse (orig. Steam Boat Willy is my fave), Mama Bear 🐻, Mix tapes &Music (notes & sheet), Matau designs, Maori culture, Marilyn Monroe, Mail-art🎨

N- Norman Rockwell, Nik the Booksmith, Narnia, Northern Soul music, New Zealand, Native American Heritage & Symbols, Neutral colors (gray, black, white, khaki, brown, maroon, navy, and olive), Nora Butler (artist)

O- Orange tabbie cats, Obsidian rocks, Ocean, Otters🦦, Orca, Olive branches🕊

P- Postcards of Paniolo, Polynesia, Papua New Guinea,🍍 Pineapples, Pumpkin-spiced chai, Paint brushes, Pens (blue ink, but BIC reporter 4-color Pens are a fave),Postage stamps, Paisley or Plaid Prints, Pisces, Poetry, Panda 🐼bears, Pansies, Phoenixes, Pomegranates, Pirates, Punny jokes, Peace signs

Q- Quilled papers, Quail (esp. Californian), Quotes (I collect the positive/motivational ones, Quill (of pens)

R- Rapa Nui, Blue cats, Refills (P-Touch TZe labelling tapes), ROYGBIV 🌈 Rainbows (spectrums-in-nature), Rock art (hetro/petroglyphs), Retro stickers/clipart (mix tapes, rollerblades, fanny packs, etc), Rugby

S- Scouts (BSA/GSUSA), Stickers, Smash-booking, Springtime (puddle hopping, maypoles, umbrellas, rain boots), Sewn things (fabric/papers/envies), Scottish Fold cats, Sea turtles, Sanrio’s Pochacco puppy, & Pekkle duck, Spirals, Sari, ☘️Shamrocks🍀, Sarong, Samoa, Soft Slipper Socks, San Francisco, Steven Schulman (artist), Sequoia (Redwood) trees,, Strawberries, Step-Shows (collegiate/Greek-org.), Serenity, Surf & SUP boards, Sugar Skulls, Stamperia brand crafting papers

T- Totems, Tracks (paw-prints), Taj Mahal (Blues Singer), Tokens & Tickets, Trees, Tribal Tattoos, 🌷Tulips, Tonga, 🐅Tigers - incl. “Tony The Tiger” (Frosted Flakes), Tim McGraw, Tire swings, Turquoise (stone/color), Textiles, Tie-dye, Tinted Beauties (ephemera of women by Pre-Raphaelite painter John William Waterhouse)

U- Uniforms (I especially love used buttons, badges, labels, ribbons, metals, patches, and cords for Scouts), Uppercase magazine, Ukulele

V- VW buses/cars, VINTAGE ITEMS such as images of musical instruments, cameras, worn shoes, and hats, textbook pages and illustrations, sewing patterns, flashcards, sheet music and various scientific papers or ephemera, Vellum Vanilla beans/pods, Veterans ( I am one, and I strongly advocate for those who are wounded and/or in recovery as a state certified peer support specialist)

W- Wolves, Washi tape (I collect all size samples in an old book), Wild Flowers, Wyland (art), Whale sharks, Wine corks & Wax seals, "Walt-Life" (and Salt-Life) stickers

X- Xylophones, Xeruses 🐿 Xyron (sticker-maker refills), and the Xyphoid process (part of sternum; important when I teach CPR skills to my Scouts & a fun word to say!)

Y- Yarn (bits for weaving), Yellowstone (TV show), Yin/Yang (symbol), Yuri animé, Yeager (as in Bunny Yeager, late, great female photographer)

Z- Zebra 🦓(the animal, not the print), Zines, Zen, Zeriscapes, Zipper pulls

Favorite POSTCARD Themes:


-post office buildings

-mailboxes 📫📮

-state and country maps


-vintage travel posters


-husky dogs🐾


-doors & windows

-retro gas stations & diners




-B&W images of animals playing/sleeping/hugging, or tending to their young

-close-ups of the hands/feet/paws/eyes

-vintage hats and musical instruments🎺🎷🎻

-worn-out boots and shoes

-TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot)


Favorite FANDOM:

-SF Giants, Oakland A's, and NY Yankees (The Babe, Jeter, & Judge)

-Golden State Warriors

-Hogwarts House Crests of Hufflepuff & Gryffindor

- SIZE LARGE socks & Unisex T’s



  2. SMOKEY BEAR Ephemera

  3. 7-of-❤️ Playing Cards

  4. California Ephemera (esp. NORCAL)

  5. Sea Turtle Art, Imagery, and/or Ephemera

  6. HARMONY art-made-by-you!!! Seriously though, if you make me something with my name, I will cherish it forever and ever! 🎉🎁💌🏅🌟☀️

POST-Xing Profile

Thank YOU for thinking of me! I enjoy listening to all genres of music depending on my mood. I also like to read books. I am privileged to be the mother of three, an artist, teacher, geek, and military Veteran! I feel most comfortable at the ocean, in a library or museum, at a bookstore/coffee shop, or art gallery/studio. This is because I really enjoy learning new things and working with my hands! In my youth, I enjoyed traveling alone and spent time in Chile as a foreign exchange student! Now, I prefer to travel in good company. Currently my husband and I enjoy local stay-cations and exploring estate sales or antique stores for vintage tools and armaments.
I WELCOME - hand-crafted, artistic, colorful, collage, and/or cut, dry-goods packaging postcards.

Please affix real postage stamps (not metered/digital) and send “naked” without an envelope because I enjoy the cancellation stamp! I also enjoy reading a handwritten definition, phrase, quote, poem or song lyric!

Favorite Movies


Big Hero 6



Forest Gump 🏃🏻


Finding Dory


Mary Poppins


Star Wars

My Neighbor Totoro


Whale Rider

Cool Runnings

Wizard of Oz & The Wiz

Lilo & Stitch



Professor Marston & The Wonder Women


Dances with Wolves

Last of the Mohicans

La Amistad

Like Water for Chocolate


First, I can admit that I struggle with clearly putting my thoughts into words others will not misunderstand, so this profile page is always UNDER CONSTRUCTION 🚧

On occasion, swappers have described me as “sassy” or “gritty” like it’s a bad thing! 😊 I just want to respond to those who may share the opinion:

As much as I genuinely enjoy sharing, earning ❤️‘s, and making others smile, I DO NOT appreciate “drama”. In fact, I avoid it as much as possible! I do not watch “reality TV” or major news. Nor am I actively participating in any social media platform! I have an autoimmune disease known as Hashimoto’s, so stressful stuff only elevates my cortisol levels and poorly impacts my wellness. For this reason, I seek peaceful and positive things that make life pleasant. I also highly value intelligent people who are capable of both self-reflection and empathy for others. Since one of my favorite books is “To Kill A Mockingbird” I often refer to my kind of people as those who can take a “Boo Radley” moment to walk in another persons moccasins! Genuine and kind people are my kind of people.

CAUTION: I don’t care what mean people think!

Additionally, I am an American with disabilities and I will not apologize for that. I also struggle daily with the challenges of PTSD and major depressive episodes. My mental health issues are a result of post 9-11 service to my country, which I pride myself on being one of the few female EOD 💣journeymen in the armed forces. I worked hard to be this “gritty”. Take it or leave it!

OFFENDED Swap partners are welcome to excuse themselves from their obligation by sending me a message! We can make an arrangement with the coordinator and then go on our merry ways.


1.Zombies 2.Puffies 3.Perfume/Cosmetics


Comment: Your postcard is so cute, thank you!!
squince rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Gorgeous card!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and stamps
dancingtiger rated for PA: Dance on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: fantastic card Harmony- thank you so much
Catida rated for ECO-Arted 😃 Mail! on Jan 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and for organizing this swap :) The pomegranate created cool prints! I've sometimes used red cabbage halfs for stamping (with paint). They make interesting shapes too.
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the creative cabbage idea! I will look into that sometime!
shelley96734 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiest Unite! #1 on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you. I love that washi. They are great and the little glitter roll was a special touch.
Response: Awesome! I’m so happy to hear this, as washi is sometimes difficult to pick for others! There’s just SO MANY to choose from these days! 😉
SatisHuman rated for USA- Anything Goes Post Card on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: I LOVE the turtle postcard! That's so cool!
Response: Awesome! I’m smiling inside and out knowing that I shared that one with just the right person! It’s been in my collection for almost a year now! Enjoy 😉 and thank you for rating me so fast and with ❤️
michlove rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: This is such a cool card. I love it. Thank you. I'll have to look up the collection. I feel as if I need more of these to send out. . . or not. Your swap bot sticker label it too cute and love the stamp sticker. It's a favorite.
Response: You’re welcome! I think I know what you mean about “needing” more postcards, or not! I feel that way sometimes, despite the fact that I have way too big of a collection already! 🤪 Anyway, it’s fun to share! Thank you for rating promptly and giving me a little boost of encouragement with a ❤️🥰
Stargazer008 rated for Send My Postcard Back - Week 1 on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Oh thank you so much for the envelope filled with joy! I really like illustrations by Gibson and the set from the hotel! By the way watch out your letterbox your postcard is already on the way to you! And now have a nice evening.
Response: You’re welcome so much! I’m thrilled to hear that you like Gibson illustrations too! Thank you for the ❤️-warming rating and for getting my PC back in the mail so promptly 😁
Comment: Thank you for the lovely handmade eco-art postcard. I really enjoyed the info on how you made it - and you read my profile and that was so special!! xx Muggle Mom
Response: You’re welcome 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed my DIY!
Ukucaitie rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 17, 2020
Comment: Love love LOVE this postcrossing meet up card! Thank you so much! :) I hope to go to one someday, but none near me at the moment.
Response: Excellent! I also enjoy meet-up cards! So glad to share ;-)
theevidenceisme rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 109! on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: What a great postcard! Thanks ❤
Response: Wow! That got to you fast! So glad you liked it too😁 Thanks for the heart! ❤️
Comment: Hello Harmony Thank you for your wonderful list.. ♡ we have a few things in common the past year. I shall reply to you as soon as I finish up my outstanding swaps. I wish you all the best for 2020 And kant wonderful swaps! ☆♡☆
Response: Thank you for sharing this kindness with me too! I REALLY APPRECIATE ❤️💕
suepier rated for Christmas Postcards #2 USA on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Response: You’re welcome & thank you!!😁
suepier rated for I’m Thankful For... PC Swap #1 on Jan 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and sharing you gratitude with me.
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for rating with ❤️!
Comment: This was the sweetest most thoughtful gift. It made my week! Everything was like it was made for me!! Love love love!!
Response: You’re welcome, sis! I loved putting it all together for you! Thank you for thinking of this swap for Christmas! Yours were thee funnest gifts I received this year! 😘
Comment: Thanks for the lovely B items. Those kitty stickers are so cute!!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m so glad that you like the cute kitty stickers too! 🐱
Ellen101 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiest Unite! #1 on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: Oh my gosh! You totally spoiled me! I really love your washi choices...so colorful and Guilded with gold! The travel stickers are prefect for my cultural journals and scrapbooks. You even added Kawaii! Thank you very much! 💕
Response: Aww! That’s awesome - we all deserve to feel “spoiled” from time to time! I’m so happy to hear that you enjoy the things I shared with you so much! It makes my heart happy to receive hearts here too 🥰❤️
SeleneW rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #1 on Jan 14, 2020
Comment: I saw the new Stitch PC and lost my breath! ITS so cute!!! I just recently finally let go of the other Stitch one you sent. He was put in a journal and I added even more butterflies around him. Thank you so much! <3 <3 <3
Response: SUPER YAY!!!! 😁 I’m glad you like that Stitch postcard as much as I do! ❤️🥰 Back atcha too!!!
swapbotmaria rated for STAR WARS POSTCARD SWAP - USA on Jan 12, 2020
Comment: Hello again Harmony! Thanks for the great postcard. I loved it!
Response: Hi there, Maria! Thank you for being SO quick about rating here! I appreciate the heart too ❤️ makes my heart happy!

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yvonne401 on Dec 28, 2019:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



lorencz on Oct 7, 2019:

Hi Harmony! I got your lovely orca postcard today and thank you so much! The watercolor is so pretty. I'm going to frame it and put it up in my classroom. Give Kyna a big hug for me. I wish I could get myself a dog, but my current landlady won't allow them. I really appreciate the sweet note and postcard.

Jbeth on Oct 1, 2019:

What a joy to find your amazingly beautiful card in my mailbox. It made me smile and filled my heart with joy. This jesture of friendliness is above and beyond and not often enough found in our society. I have it on display for my fall decor as it is craftsmenship at its best and filled with kindness. I am overjoyed that you are happy with what I sent to you. Thanks again ( jbeth)

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 25, 2019:

Thank you for the stamp. YOure very kind and thoughtful.

wolfeagle on Sep 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Owl stenciled ATC for the AMA Mystery Supply Swap.

stiffneck78 on Sep 9, 2019:

So cool of you to angel this swap with an awesome coffin pc!!!! Thank you!

Rosepettals007 on Aug 29, 2019:

Omgoodness! thank you for my post card! I love peach! She is elegant as she is gangsta! Haha! My sister always chose her is any Mario game! Fun times! Thank you! ❤❤❤❤

supersquirrel on Aug 24, 2019:

Thank you for such kind words. Looking forward to our next swap :)

gerberdaisy on Aug 19, 2019:

You are so thoughtful! Thank you so much for the extra extras! You went above and beyond!!

arimails on Aug 16, 2019:

Heart For You <3

Thank you so much for the reminder on this swap. I really appreciate you going out of your way to help me out. I would like to say, the world needs more people like you! So willing to help. Having a good and kind heart is rare to find. I have met only a few people who have really touched my heart with their selfless ways. Sending lot of hearts your way.

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