Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2019 4:26 pm


Date Joined: February 20, 2018
Last Online: December 8, 2019
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Note: Nov 2019. Happy Holidays - I am out of town for a few days. All swaps, RAK's, etc have been sent.

"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. Twice a month I meet with some other crafty ladies and we make cards/create together, sharing our designs and joy of paper crafts. 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.

Instagram Note: My IG account is for papercrafting, happy mail, and mix media inspiration. If your IG account isn't about these things I will probably not follow you. I don't use this account to keep up with friends and loved ones. I do that through letters, in person, and with phone calls. It doesn't mean I don't like you or not interested in what you have to say. Remember, tech is a tool, NOT the master.


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 and hazelnut 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, Empress die cut machine, 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. Recently have become interested in some mixed media art.

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, Fruity, or Green Tea

  • Face Mask Sheets

  • Photograph of outdoors/flowers taken by you

  • Floral or Butterfly ephemera

  • Address labels with my address on them

  • Vintage paper, especially ledger, grid, and onion skin

  • 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 (or similar) Eyelets - Standard

  • washi with script

  • Used postal stamps

  • 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 or a spa day. 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.)

Note: I enjoy swapping in the USA and internationally. A while ago, I decided to use Stamps.com to save money and time. This means, your mail will not have pretty stamps or be decorated on the outside (unless it is a mail art swap). I know this is a big deal for some, but if I were to go back to regular stamps and taking trips to the post office, I'd have to stop swapping internationally and sending larger packages. Thanks for your understanding.


Last updated: August 2019


IDreamOfAfrica rated for UHM: Fall Mail Art Swap on Dec 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the genuine and meaningful mail art that required some of your undivided attention and quality time. I am deeply touched. Your handmade (and I do mean made-from-scratch...the paper...the dye...paint splatter...everything) is stunning! I love how the graph paper has been "aged" and all of the colors and tones that give the envelope that fall woodsy aesthetic. The copper paint (or is it ink?) is gorgeous! Your dried/pressed plant leaves smell heavenly and your handmade wax seal brown paper bag is incredibly elegant! I am truly humbled and honored to have been your partner. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity. 💖❥💞❦💕❧💗♡💓♥️❤️❤💘ღ💝❣💘💚💟💙💜💛 εїз Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ ❤ ƸӜƷ εїз
Response: Wow. I am overwhelmed with gratitude about your review. Thank you so much for the very kind review. Wishing you the very best. 💖😊
Comment: Thank you for the lovely washi and what a beautiful page you made :)
Response: Wow! That got to you pretty quickly. I am happy it arrived safely. Thanks. Happy swapping!
lady41701 rated for SMSUSA: SNAIL Mail Art on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Such cute snail mail! Thank you for the wonderful vintage goodies too. Loved everything!
Response: Yay! I am glad you liked everything. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy Holidays!
Candace rated for SMSUSA: Tell Me About ... #8 on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: I love the stamp set you used! Thank you so much!!
Response: You are quite welcome. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy Swapping.
Comment: Hi Zoe! Thanks so so much for this gorgeous mail, I had a big smile on my face while opening it, everything was put together so nicely & I loved the collage you decorated the front of the envelope with! For sure one of my favorite swaps I’ve ever received!
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked the happy mail. Thank you for the prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping!
MiekeC rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R46 on Sep 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the journal and the extra's
Response: You're welcome. Happy swapping
Mimosagirl rated for UHM: August Pick-2 Happy Mail on Sep 2, 2019
Comment: This was amazing! I just sat down and admired it for a long time. Then got my son 8 hours away on video chat and made him look at it too! ❤️ I got teary eyed when I saw the personalized swappers calling cards. I’m moved that you would take the time to make something like that for me. I’m keeping the card belt, tickets and pocket so I can add them to my junk journal. Thank you Thank you!!! ❤️
Response: Yay! I am so glad you liked everything. I always get nervous when I try to give Kawaii themed goodies. I am glad you liked the swap cards. Wishing you well and happy swapping! 😊
Comment: Oh my, oh my! I am speechless. Everything included in this swap is absolutely gorgeous! Your generous gift of tag dies left me speechless. Thank you so very much. ❤️❤️❤️
Response: You are so welcome. I am happy you liked everything. Happy swapping 😊
Elenamarie rated for USA Tea letter and tea on Aug 31, 2019
Comment: Zoe, your tea card/letter is beautiful! That looks like a stamping up tea pot...Love it! Also, the way you attached your letter inside is really genius. I have not seen that done before. Thank you for letting me know about the Loyd tea you like. I'll have to see if my Tuesday Morning carries it. I like looking for craft supplies there too. Good deals! And thank you for sending two types of tea I drink on a daily basis! Perfect!
Response: Good eye. It is a Stampin' Up stamp/die. I am glad you liked everything. Happy swapping! 😊
Artstamper rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R45 on Aug 21, 2019
Comment: This is such a lovely journal! I'm looking forward to working in it Loved the the bellyband.
Response: Hello, So glad it arrived safely. Thank you - this is actually the first and only journal I have ever made. I had a great tutor. Have fun!
Comment: Beautiful work!! I love it. I never would have thought to try to get that many little envelopes out of 12x12" paper. I've used calendars, magazine pages and odd bits of scrapbook paper to make them - it's amazing what we can learn from each other here!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping!
Lantana149 rated for Coin Envelope Swap on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: OMG! This package was a nice surprise. I love the packaging, it's always fun to open up a gift. Coin envelopes and goodies are AMAZING! Thank you, thank you!!!!
Response: You are quite welcome. I am happy you liked to goodies. These were fun to make. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping!
Comment: This was the most beautiful mail I’ve gotten in a really long time! I love everything. You gave so much attention to detail and my profile! I love everything, but especially the Kindred Stamps next space explorers stamps! I love them. Thank you so much for making this the happiest mail I’ve gotten all month!
Response: You are so very welcome! So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping ☺️
Margothecat rated for EP- Paper Sunshine on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards, which were beautifully presented, and the tea and label! What a nice swap! I'd give you extra hearts if I could!
Response: You are so welcome. I am happy you liked the cards and goodies. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping :-)
Wykyd rated for UHM: Open theme card on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Zoe - I truly have never receive such a beautiful package. I literally cried when I saw how much effort and care you put into this. I simply do not know how to thank you. It is a lovely gift!
Response: Awww I am so glad you like it. Hopefully you can use/enjoy the vintage papers. Thanks for rating and heart. Happy Swapping!
Comment: Thank you so much for this beautiful swap. I love the envelope, your letter and the surprise! I'm so glad you were my swap partner and I wish I could give you a thousand hearts!!!
Response: You are very welcome and thank you for the compliments on my work. Wishing you well.
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

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glennasgarden on Oct 22, 2019:

What a lovely surprise I received from you! I love the way you wrapped up the RAK Thank you so much!

groundhogstamper on Sep 26, 2019:

What a treat to win a RAK from you! I love the tiny stationery and, even more, the way you packaged it so beautifully. Thank you.

MSturgill87 on Jul 26, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday card! It was funny! I also just sent your letter!

Queensmiley2530 on Jul 8, 2019:

Thank you so much for my wishes in Wishlist.

ladyaries7 on Jul 2, 2019:

Zoe!! I absolutely loved the package you sent! It was so thoughtful and packaged so pretty.😊😊 you made my day! Thanks so much!! Wishlist..june wishes

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:

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