Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2019 11:50 am


Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: November 17, 2019
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States

About Me

I have Adult ADHD w/ Sensory Processing Disorder. I am also mama-bear of a child with ASD/ADHD and Sensory Processing D/O.

We've been post-crossing over two years now, and never encountered a problem with receiving visually disturbing postcards. Unfortunately, only 5 months into Swap-bot, we've experienced a different crowd. Since it's been a rough start here in Swap-bot land, I've had to put up my "shield" by rearranging my profile page, to begin with my list of absolute NO-GO's.

Do NOT Send:

  • Animal Print/Scales
  • Insects
  • Arachnid
  • Reptiles
  • Primates
  • Amphibians
  • Clowns, Dolls, or Mimes
  • Claymation (i.e. Tim Burton characters)
  • Propaganda (religious, political or otherwise) Note: SEA TURTLES are the only acceptable reptiles.
  • Scented stuff: I have severe SOY, MOLD, & SMOKE ALLERGIES!

PLEASE NOTE: I prefer "naked" postcards with affixed postage stamps and hand-writing on them. If it will make it through your mailing system, I like postcards without envelopes, in order to see the cancellation stamping on the postage! HOWEVER, if the image on the postcard is not family-friendly then PLEASE USE AN ENVELOPE. =======THANK YOU! =======

Now, for those who care to get to know a bit more about me, I appreciate you for reading the rest of my profile!

Aloha! I’m 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 girls, 1 boy). Our current fur-family consists of a Rhodesian-mix canine rescue, a MAX-sized brown tabby feline, and a "grand-dog", named Luna who has a very dark chocolate coat and crescent moon shaped white patch on her chest. We’ve had a turtle, lots of fish, a squirrel, and 3 mice over the years. LOL! The family enjoys many animal species and we would really like to own a small ranch out in the countryside some day!

My ohana means everything to me.

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

(inside) 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.

(outside) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Shopping, Herbal-ism, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Stone skipping, Swimming, Travel, Rock-tumbling, & Stand Up Paddle-boading (SUP). 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, Art-journaling, Aretha Franklin, Aquamarine (birthstone & color), Albanese brand “Poppin' Pineapple Gummi-bears”, Airmail label/stickers, Address labels, Ansel Adams, Aristocats (Classic Walt Disney movie)

B- Buttons with 4-holes, Botany, Biology, Batik, Beach sand, Blue prints, Balance, Bamboo, Baymax/Big Hero 6, Bob Marley, Black pearls

C- Cookie-Monster, Cinnamon, Chile (country), Chinchilla, Coffee paintings, Chai teas, Choffy, Coins & Coin-sized envies, Coconuts, Cowry (shells), Cashews, Celtic music and knots, Cowboy/girl boots and hats, Cook Islands, Collage fodder, “Cool” colors (purple, blue, green), Coloring pages (colored by others for my wall!), Clogging & Irish step dance

D- Daffodils & Dandelions, Dole Plantation (I love their teas & pineapples), Dancing (esp. Hula, Poi, Swing, Ballroom, and West African), Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, Dark Chocolate, Dri-high lighters, Drums, Drum-lines, Dr. Seuss, Dyes (natural), Daiso, Duane ‘The Rock” Johnson

E- Ephemera, Epcot, Embossed paper, Eight-bit Art, Embellishments (wood, metal, shell – natural materials), Eighties Music, Envies (glassine, kraft, and magazine), Earth (our big blue planet), EARLY (pre-Vegas) Elvis, Eeyore

F- Franken-pages, Fifties music, Forest Gump movie, Fleur-de-lis symbol, Floss (embroidery and dental), Fiji islands, Friesian horses, Firemen, Flames & Fireworks, Frangipani (flowers), Friendship bracelets, Flutes, Finding Dory, 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 papes/envies, Gilded-edges on playing cards or book signatures, Guy Harvey (artist), Glass beads, Graphic 45 papers/supplies

H- Hula Kahiko, Harmony (if it has my name on it, I must have it! LOL!), Heart-shapes (esp. hearts-in-nature), Hummingbirds, Hurt Locker (movie; based on my job in the USAF), Hibiscus, Huskies (esp. Siberian), Hawaiian tikis

I- Iced cream flavor candies (chupa-chups, and the cold stone parlor mix by Jelly Belly), Ireland, Inks (all colors: re-inkers/refills), Icebergs

J- Jade (stone/color), Juke boxes, Junk Journaling, Japanese maple leaves, Jordan-Almonds, Jujubes (Ferrara brand) candy, Johnny Depp, Jack Black, The Jungle Book, Joy

K- Kokopelli, Koru (ferns), Keanu Reeves, Koala, Kiwi (people & fruit), Kisses (Classic Hershey’s, Almond, & Mint Truffle) Kawaii, Kanji charts, Gustav Klimt (Austrian painter; I esp. love his art titles The Kiss & The Embrace), Koi fish, Kauai, Kliban Cat, Kanga w/ Roo

L- Levi’s, Lokta papers, Leaf rubbings/eco-prints, Linen paper, Lychee gummies, Lyrics, Lei, Lucille Ball & I Love Lucy, Lilo & Stitch, Library card-catalogs & check-out cards

M- Mulberry paper, Mickey Mouse, Moana, Malamutes, Mix tapes &Music (notes & sheet), Mary Poppins, Maya Angelou, Matau designs, Maori culture, Muk-Luks, Mulan, Molecules

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 tabby cats, Owney the postal dog, Obsidian, Ocean, Otters, Orca, Olive branches, Orange (citrus) rind (but not so much the color orange)

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

Q- Quilled papers, Quilts (Hawaiian & Tshirt), 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- Scout stuff, Stickers, Smash-books, Springtime (puddle hopping, maypoles, umbrellas, rain boots), Sewn things (fabric/papers/envies), Star Wars Trilogy, Scottish Fold cats, Sea turtles, Sanrio-brand kawaii characters (Pochacco puppy, & Pekkle duck), Sea glass, Spirals, Sari, Shamrocks, Sarong, Samoa, Soft Slipper Socks, San Fransokyo, Steven Schulman (artist), Sequoia (Redwood) trees, Snickerdoodles, Strawberries, Step-Shows (collegiate/Greek-org.), Serenity, Surf & SUP boards, Sugar Skulls, Stamperia brand crafting

T- Totems, Tracks (paw-prints), Taj Mahal, Threads, Tokens & Tickets stubs, Totoro, Trees, Tribal Tattoos, The 50’s era, Tulips, Tonga, Tigger & Tigers, Tony The Tiger (Frosted Flakes), Tim McGraw, Tire swings, Turquoise (stone/color), Textiles, Tie-dye, To Kill A Mockingbird & The Secret Garden, (favorite books), Tranquility

U- Uniforms & parts (buttons, badges, ribbons, metals, patches, and cords for Scouts or military), USPS stamps (new/usable), UGG boots, Uppercase magazine, Ukulele

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

W- Wolves, Washi tape (I collect all size bits in an old book), Wild Flowers, Willow, Whale Rider, Wizard of Oz & The Wiz (movies), Wyland (art), Whale sharks, Wine corks & Wax seals, "Walt-Life" (and Salt-Life) stickers/decals and tags

X- Xylophones, Xeruses (squirrel), 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)

Z- Zebra (the animal, not the print), Zines, Zenscape, Zippers & Zipper pulls (useful in mixed media art projects)

  • Favorite POSTCARD Themes: post office buildings and mailboxes, state and country maps, flags, black-and-whites, vintage travel posters, trees, husky dogs, "greetings from" large-letter cities/towns, doors & windows, retro gas stations & diners, UNESCO

  • Favorite PHOTOGRAPHY: black-and-whites of animals playing/sleeping/hugging, or tending to their young, close-ups of the hands/feet/paws/eyes, vintage hats, worn-out boots and shoes, mailboxes or musical instruments, and 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 (me) & Gryffindor (my youngest daughter)

  • SIZE Large socks & Unisex T’s


  1. Friendly people, GOOD VIBES & R.A.K’s

  2. Scotch-brand MAGIC tape rolls (I never seem to have enough of the stuff – and dollar tree brand doesn’t tear well nor stay stuck, so I’ve had to become a bit of a “tape snob”)

  3. Warm Socks (my feet are always cold)

  4. 7-of-Hearts or any Ace Playing card

  5. Smokey The Bear anything!

  6. Postage stamps (new/used)

  7. Leatherback & Green Sea turtles

  8. Foreign Book Pages (looking for new and old in Farsi, French, Gaelic, German, Italian, Greek, or Hindu)

Wanna See My Sent Swaps? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157709335972886/

My Postcrossing Profile: If possible, please send standard 4x6 inch (10x15cm) "naked" postcard with postage stamps and hand-writing. If it will make it through your mail system, I prefer postcards without envelopes, in order to see the cancellation stamping on the postage! HOWEVER, if the image on the postcard is "questionable" or not child/family-friendly then PLEASE USE AN ENVELOPE. My children sometimes check the mailbox. 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, or cut dry-goods packaging postcards. If possible, please affix real postage stamps (not metered/digital) and send without envelope. I like to see the cancellation stamp! I also enjoy reading a handwritten definition, phrase, quote, or song lyric in your language! ******RESERVE - generic ads/free cards for a different post-crosser******* These are A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: - COLORS: black, purple, green, blue, pink (cools, not warms), & ROYGBIV rainbows - CARTOONS: Cookie-monster, Moana, Lilo & Stitch, My Neighbor Totoro, Kung-Fu Panda, Tigger & Eeyore, Baymax (Big Hero 6), Transformers (Ratchet, Iron Hide, Optimus Prime, and 'Bee), Sponge Bob - CELEBRITIES: Bob Marley, A.J. Buckley (from S.E.A.L. Team), Lucille Ball, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Duane “The Rock” Johnson, “early Elvis” (before Las Vegas), Shirley Temple, C.S. Lewis, Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, U2, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel - FLORA: ferns, hibiscus, frangipani/plumeria, fruit-tree blossoms, succulents, pansies, Sequoias - FAUNA: sea turtles, shells, sea horses, otters, whales, Freisen horses, wolves, working-group dog breeds (esp. Huskies) - PHOTOGRAPHY: sunsets, clouds, black-and-white, kissing/hugging, sleeping, close-ups of hands/feet/paws, eyes of animals, vintage hats, shoes, and instruments, and TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot) - FANDOM: NY Yankees, Golden State Warriors, Wookie’s & droids (Star Wars) - COLLECTIONS: positive quotes, meaningful song lyrics, used VINTAGE postage stamps, vintage World Scouting stuff, nautical and pirate illustration, tribal tattoo art, phoenix, sea turtles - HOBBIES: Dancing of ALL kinds, art journalism, clay/ceramics, paper-crafting, and mixed-media


ArtyBeth3 rated for Offset Triple Stamping on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty purple card. I like the stamps you used (I used that same stamp set for the card I made for my partner.) Pumpkin seeds too; how fun.
Response: 😊 Ah, sweet! I’m glad that you like the card. It was my first try at this technique and I enjoyed making it! Thanks for showing the love ❤️ and rating so promptly!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great playing cards! ♥️ Jill
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad that you like them!
willowh rated for PA: Patterns on Nov 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome artwork & note!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad that you liked it enough to give the swap a ❤️ too!
Comment: Thank you for such a beautiful card! Love love love it !
Response: This is good news! So glad that you like my card! I’m also very grateful for your kind words and I thank you for rating promptly and giving sharing a ❤️
gerberdaisy rated for Postcards w/a Quote on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Received the postcards. Such awesome choices and the vintage postage is a perfect selection for each of the cards. My little Batman is going to LOVE the little extra super power you sent him along. Will start working on these next week :)
Response: Yay!! I’m so glad it’s arrived to you in good condition then. No rush! Take your sweet time and enjoy the holidays with “little Batman”! 😉🥰
kclicquot rated for KC & Cookie’s Xmas Swap on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Oh Harmony! The cards are beautiful! Our envelopes probably were at the deep River post office together! Mine wet out today... I put together a flat mail" envelope using Floral Shoppe... And picked out some fun stamps too! Thank you so much! I'd love to continue these swaos!! I love your creativity!!!
Response: Awesome to hear that you’ve received your cards and are pleased! I’m most encouraged by your compliment about my creativity too. Thank you for sharing this with me! 🥰I look forward to swapping again in the future! ☺️ Until then, have fun sending happiness in your Christmas cards this holiday season! 🎄I 💕 this time of year!
wolfeagle rated for Private Swap: Wolfeagle & Cookie on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Did you make your envelope, or purchase it? I love it.
Response: Thank you! I made it using a printable. I will email it to you so you can use it too, if you like!
jessnewson98 rated for Mental Health Month on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Hey Harmony, thank you so much for your lovely postcard detailing everything you do/did to take care of yourself and your mental health, I really enjoyed reading it and it made me feel lighter, if that makes sense. Thank you for "sharing the journey"; also I totally loved how you began your postcard, it's lovely! I hope you have a truly wonderful week and may your days be bright, happy, full of loveliness, you deserve it ^_^ Stay gorgeous xx
Response: 🥰Wow! What a lovely response to find at the end of my dreary day! Thank YOU ☺️ 💜💕💝💖☀️💚❤️💙
schnirchj rated for MASON JAR Funtastic Swap on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun Mason Jar swap. I love the items you made (tuck ins, ornament, tags) and thanks so much for all the extras! Love the stickers and cut aparts, and can't wait to use that generous gift of a stamp set. Thanks again! :-)
Response: You’re so welcome! I am glad that you like everything - especially the stamp set! That one was a “duplicate” I had 😊 You know you have too many stamps when you’ve bought the same set TWICE! 😆
Comment: Omg i loveeeeee the card. Thank you so much. It deserves to be in a frame.
Response: Yay! I’m super 😃 that I chose a good postcard pick to share with you!
InTheWoods rated for 🌻 What's your name? #2 🌻 on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thank You so much for this wonderful swap. You really went over and beyond !!!! Loving all those book pages and used postage stamps you sent me :) I appreciate that you read through my profile and was so thoughtful to include all my likes in this swap too :) Thank You soooo much :)
Response: You’re very welcome 😉 I am so glad that you’re enjoying your packet of goodies! It was fun to read your profile and put the swap together for you too!
camelsamba rated for Mixed media handmade postcard on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: thanks for the glittery textural jellyfish - very cool! love the colors
Response: Thank you! 😄 I am happy you’re happy too!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard ! I like the artist's rendition of The Little Mermaid. What a great interpretation !
Response: You’re welcome.
Response: Thanks!
meganimal rated for Magic Box Destash Swap November on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Oh my, where to begin?! First, you gave me a scare when I saw the Lg. size box, and I panicked thinking I had sent the wrong size to my partner! lol! Soo many fun goodies in there! I love almost everything! (And the personalized sloth address labels made me inordinately happy too!) Thanks so much, if I could give you more than one heart I would! :)
Response: I am so glad you liked those sloth labels! I think they’re so fun too! 🤩
captkristi rated for All things sticky on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: LOVED this package!! Thanks so much!!
Response: Yay! That makes me happy to hear ☺️ I appreciate your kindness 🥰
Ukucaitie rated for SF- Scattergories PC- C - USA on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the C card! I love your answers a lot. Thank you for joining my swap and hope you had fun! :)
Response: That’s so encouraging to hear you enjoyed my answers! Thank you 😊
marymary914 rated for PA: Gelliplate Background on Nov 1, 2019
Comment: Wonderful PC! I love all the colors!
Response: Thank you 😊
Wildspoon28 rated for Tea & Note card -USA on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Response: 😃 You’re welcome!
texasjenn rated for My Travel Bucket List on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card and the BATMAN stickers. My daughter and I were so excited. My grandmother used to visit Japan when I was little and I would love to experience that too! I have just been researching family background. Years I thought we came from Germany but found we immigrated from Ireland. So would love to visit there too. I love watching Earthcam.com until I can get there in person.Thanks again so much for the wonderful letter.
Response: You’re very welcome! 😃

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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.

IDreamOfAfrica on Aug 13, 2019:



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