Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2019 1:24 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2018
Last Online: June 24, 2019
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States
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About Me

"Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and its produced the most extraordinary results in human culture" - Ken Robinson

My name is Zoe. I am 4X years young. I live in California. I have two teens and a wonderful husband. I am self-employed full time (ish) in a career that I love that involves helping others heal. I enjoy writing letters to my pen friends worldwide and paper crafts. I typically join the two (snail mail and paper crafting). I joined Swap-Bot in 2018 and enjoy it. Watching crafting videos on YouTube is enjoyable to me. Once a month I meet with some other crafty ladies and we make cards together, sharing our designs and joy of papercrafts. Things that bring me joy are hearing my children laugh, seeing my husband smile, watching nature (esp. butterflies and birds), and of course making happy mail and crafting.

I enjoy my spa days and lunch with friends. I feel blessed to have an amazing family, friends, a great imagination, and happy memories.


Color: violet and green

Drink: Bundaberg ginger beer and limeade

Flower: lily and rose (mostly all flowers)

Movie: murder on the orient express & the original star wars

Scents: lavender, sage, tangerine

Season: winter and spring

Tea: jasmine, green tea, herbal, fruity

Time: I am a morning person

Candy: All. Kidding...but I do have a sweet tooth. Some of my favorites are: bottlecaps, smash-mallow, smarties, rocky road, candy corn, jelly belly, gummy bears, caramel m&m...and so on...(think 80's retro candy)


  • Paper-crafts& Stationary,

  • Exchanging Letters with Pen Friends,

  • Making Happy Mail & Granting Wishes

  • Word games & puzzles,

  • Cooking/baking,

  • Documentaries,

  • Fountain pens & hand-lettering,

  • Nature photos,

  • Tea

  • Spa Treatments of all kinds

  • Travel to warm climates,

  • Walks,

  • Swimming,

  • Coloring for Adults (floral and landscape)

  • Handwriting Practice Books

  • Extreme Dot-to-Dot

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts, specifically making cards to send to pen pals as happy mail. I enjoy making tags but typically use them on cards. I am enjoying DECO's. I use die cuts, stamps, stickers, ribbon, color pencils, glitter, sealing wax, and other embellishments. My tools include a paper cutter, color pencils, Zig markers, Cuttlebug, heat tool, stamping platform, and envelope score board. I like to use anything postage or snail mail themed for my cards and to decorate my letters. I also like butterflies, owls, elephants, zebras, anything snail mail, things decorated with books, teacups/teapots, and flowers.

If you have a scan and cut machine, lets chat about a trade. You cut some stamped images for me and I grant a profile wish for you :-)

Note: I DO NOT scrapbook, make ATC's, or art journals. Just cards, happy mail, loaded bags/envies, and occasionally flip books or pocket letters.

Places to Travel

We enjoy traveling to warm climates. I have traveled to Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii, Belize, Cuba, and St. Lucia. Our next adventure will hopefully be to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

In the USA, I have been to many cities in California, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico (Carlsbad Caverns), Alabama, New York, Chicago, and Indiana. Our next adventure will hopefully be Washington DC.


Please note that: Extras are not expected or necessary for me. I don't rate my swaps based on extras.

This list is for someone to pick one thing for swaps that call for a PROFILE SURPRISE or HAPPY MAIL.

  • Tea related ephemera (e.g. die cuts, stamped images, washi, stickers, etc.)

  • Roasted green tea from Japan (LOVE!!!)

  • Snail Mail related ephemera (e.g. images of mail boxes, letters, stamps, etc.)

  • Herbal or Green Tea

  • Face Mask Sheets

  • Photograph of outdoors/flowers taken by you

  • Floral or Butterfly ephemera

  • Address labels with my address on them

  • Book/Library themed ephemera (e.g. vintage library cards, book die cuts, vintage book pages, etc.)

  • A2 or A7 Envelopes made by you (e.g. snail mail themed, purple, textured, etc.) appropriate for mailing.

  • Personalized Swap Cards

  • We R' Memory Keepers Eyelets - Standard

  • New, unused postcards for swapping

  • A profile based photo or gif posted on my profile

  • A profile based quote posted on my profile

  • Something from or inspired by my ETSY wish list

  • Something from or inspired by my AMAZON wish list

  • A letter about how you incorporate kindness into your day

I am open to new pen friends who enjoy swapping paper crafts, DECOS, happy mail, etc. from anywhere in the world.

Favorite Television

I don't have or want even basic cable. I'd rather spend my $$$ on craft supplies. But a couple of shows have caught my eye and they are:

YouTube Card Making Video (let's be honest - this is mostly what I watch)

Agatha Christie (Miss. Marple/HP)

Sherlock Holmes

Anne of Green Gables

The Librarians

Dr. Who

Star Trek

70's & 80's Saturday Morning Cartoons :-)

News Comedy (e.g. The Daily Show, Last Week Tonight, etc.)


I pledge to rate.

(If I have not given you a rating, I have not received your item.)


Last updated: March 2019


isabellasnow rated for USAPC: Envelope Flip Book on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Hello Zoe! Oolala!! Wow! This is an amazing flipbook. LoVe the postal theme and all the special little goodies included. The kitty in his chair with a glass of wine! That's the life for me ;+) I'm crazy for that postbox with the letter opening and the little gold corners--so cute--I'll be hoarding that, thank you very much! Really a fun package--oh--love the vintage ephemera, too. Thank you for creating something so special for me; hope we're partnered again soon!
Response: You are so sweet. I am happy you liked it. It was fun to make. Thanks so much for lovely rating and heart. Happy swapping!
coleenfranks rated for MaE ~ Butterfly Envies ~ USA on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Zoe, what a lovely swap you did. Thank you for your generosity and creativity. Wish I could give you more hearts. Loved your presentation as well. Keeping that pretty tissue paper.
Response: Yay! Glad you liked. You are quite welcome. Thanks for prompt rating and 💜. Happy swapping!
evanselli rated for ISS: Mail Art #12 - Tea and Coffee on May 22, 2019
Comment: thank you for the pretty mail art and the wood grain is perfect! I love the stickers too😊❤️
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping!
ccmmsu rated for MAE: Tim Holtz on May 21, 2019
Comment: Zoe, thank you so much for the awesome envies and chipboard phrases! I love the papers you picked. Swaps from you always have a little extra something special to them. :) Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome and so sweet. I am happy you liked the happy mail/swap. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping
TeaRoll rated for CALG:Spring Time Note & Tea on May 4, 2019
Comment: I love the card!! Lady Earl Grey is one of my favorite teas but I never buy it! Yeah, Bay Area is looking really nice for Spring. Seems like they went straight into summer for the Valley. 😒
Response: Thanks for prompt rating and heart. I am glad you liked the card/goodies. Happy swapping
Comment: Thank you for the fantastic card and the goodies in the card. I like the inspiration by Selena. Did u make the card? Its awesome. happy swapping
Response: Hello, yes I made the card. Glad you liked it. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy Spring!
Comment: Wow! .....I'm so delighted and in awe of your package. When I received the email alerting me to a package coming from you I didn't know what was going on. That was a first for me in swapbot. I am having a birthday soon and cute kawaii address labels were on my list! The card is beautiful (did you make it? I'm not good at that) I am super excited about the face mask and cup of tea. I think that is Irbancha (sp?) roasted green tea...veryyyy nice! Well, typing out my excited doesn't fully express it but , THANK Youuuu♥
Response: Hello! Happy (almost) Birthday! I am so glad the mail made you happy :-) Yay...I took a gamble on the labels...glad you like. Thanks for the prompt rating and heart. Enjoy everything and happy swapping.
1koolkrafter rated for EP April Happy Mail on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: Your card was simply elegant!!! I loved it...thanks for the goodies also...😎
Response: Aww thanks! I am glad you liked it. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Love the card and the personal touches. Can't wait to try the tea. Thank you!
Response: Welcome to Swap Bot. Happy swapping.
institches rated for Super Quick Deco Swap on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you, I'm going to make the card into a Deco, I think
Response: What a great idea! I NEVER thought of that. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping!
Zefaniya rated for EP April Happy Mail on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Love that stamp on the back! I plan on putting the lovely cactus card on my bookshelf! :)
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating and heart! I'm glad you like the card. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thanks again for a lovely presented swap. You are inspiring me to put more effort into what I send!! I love the deco and am grateful for the little extras. Best wishes!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. See you around the mailbox.
Comment: Zoe, thank you for the beautiful card and the fun extra butterflies. Definitely happy mail! 🙂
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping!
Kalalinga rated for One Deco - April on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the interesting deco. I love how you packaged this happy mail and I'm thankful for the nice extras. The lace is a lovely bonus. Best wishes! 💞
Response: Hey there! The lace was a total afterthought and didn't go with the wrapping but I thought you might like it. Funny how those things work out. Have fun with the DECO. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful package and card. I love the die set you sent, so thoughtful. I will definitely use it! I have plenty of stuff for the Autumn deco so I'll get it moving.
Response: Yay! I am glad the die set found a home. I hate to see stuff collect dust. Now 3 more to find homes for. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks for the nice deco. I love your page and thanks for the goodies!
Response: Thank you! I don't get to do many DECO's but they are so much fun when I do. See you around the mailbox.
Mistyinltown rated for UHM: Send a card on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: This is a beautiful card! Thank you for the goodies, but especially thank you for your beautiful letter, also, your handwriting is beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your life with me. :)
Response: You are very kind. I am glad you enjoyed the letter and happy mail. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are the best. Thank you. Happy swapping.
ScrappyCEW rated for CG: The Color Palette Swap on Mar 7, 2019
Comment: Zoe this is a gorgeous card! And presentation is beautiful too!!! Thank you!!!!!
Response: Thanks for being a good host and your flexibility. Sending glitter wishes and crafty fun. Happy swapping 💌
m3i5 rated for ISS: Mail Art #10 - Books/Reading on Mar 5, 2019
Comment: Hi Zoë, What an amazing and beautiful mailart envelope you've created, I love all the techniques you've used for the different layers! :D love the special stamps you've used :) you have a beautiful handwriting. Thanks for everything you've send! :D
Response: You are very kind. I am glad you enjoyed the mail art. Thank you for prompt rating and ❤. Happy swapping!

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phillaine on Apr 4, 2019:

Thank you for the thoughtful packet of surprises you sent me for my March wishlist. I am going to have a blast writing letters and playing with all the paper pretties. :) I'm glad you didn't cut off the extra 2": I only asked for 4X6 because it's the minimum size I want for my flipbooks and easier for some people to mail out than larger pieces, so thanks for that! I'm also really impressed by the way you packaged and presented the wishes with your little checklist and everything--how unique! Thanks again for thinking of me. Have a wonderful day!

gothbarbie on Apr 3, 2019:

ladyaries7 on Apr 2, 2019:

Wow! thanks so much for an awesome package! I loved everything you sent and the very lovely note and packaging! You made my day :)

Wishlist- March wishes

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

thank you

for the wonderful decos, sheet masks and pore strips from my March wishlist at the Wishlist Group! It is ALWAYS a treat to receive an envie from you!! Many thanks!

Heirloom on Mar 20, 2019:

groundhogstamper on Feb 17, 2019:

Happy Birthday yesterday! Hope you had a good one. My hubby's birthday is today.

Heirloom on Feb 16, 2019:

Hope it's grand!

loveretro on Feb 16, 2019:


birthd Enjoy your day !

loveretro on Feb 13, 2019:




luluvision on Jan 26, 2019:

What a great list you sent for part 3 of the January 2019 pen pal swap! Thank you so much! Your handwriting is my goal! Lol!😁

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