Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2018 10:18 pm


Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: April 19, 2018
Birthday: April 8
Country: Mexico

About Me


Back in December 2016, I had a lot of liver issues that kept me going back and forth from the hospital. I missed and sent late some swaps so this is my reason of my poor rating. I didn't came back to Swap-bot until October 2017 and resent just not to leave my partners empty handed but was not able to reverse the poor ratings.

I always send on time and re send if needed. Please don't let these ratings mislead you. Always message me if in doubt, I usually take pics of everything before putting it in the mailbox.




My name is Elena, I'm Mexican, 30 years old and love meeting people, other countries and other cultures. I'm so excited to join Swap-bot, hope to do some amazing swaps and create great memories.

My native language is Spanish but I speak English and Portuguese as well.

I learned about this website from another site called The bucketlist and found it interesting that people wanted to do swaps as a life goal so once I read it all I knew I had to join!

I recently got engaged so everything wedding themed if a plus for me. I currently have no kids. I also have no pets; unfortunately I work long hours so it doesn't seem fair for pets to be home alone :( but I would love to adopt a dog one day.


I have 2 elephant tattoos and about 150 elephant figurines that I've been collecting for years from anywhere in the world and any material, from wood, wire, crystal, paper, fabric, etc.

About MAIL

(USA) I have noticed it takes around 4-5 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

(Rest of the world) I have noticed it takes around 6-8 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

I have no problem re sending if needed, so let me know if more than a month has passed and you haven't received anything.

Thank you for your patience!

Favorite Movies

The Godfather (all of them) the bucketlist, Last Vegas,Danny the dog, the shining, Psychosis, Rosemary's baby, Vertigo, and many more

Favorite Television

Saturday Night Live, The tonight show (Jimmy Fallon), How to get away with murder, Greys anatomy, Criminal Minds, Bob's burgers, Family Guy, the Simpsons, etc

Favorite Books

Great expectartions (Dickens) . Banana Yoshimoto, Jose Saramago. Latin american writers (Jose Agustin, Enrique Serna, Jorge Iibarguengoitia, etc)

Likes & Dislikes


I love all fruits & vegetables with the exceptions of : Papaya and Turnip

Coming from Mexico, I love spicy food!

I have no allergies which makes me very happy since I can eat anything. I am not afraid of trying anything at all, I have eaten a lot of different things, chicken, beef, pork, rabbit, moose, all kinds of seafood (my fav is octopus), austrich, veal, lamb, snake, etc. Most people wont like it but my fav meal is beef tongue.

Food : I will take it all!. I like candies (I specially love the soft chewy kind like starburst), snacks, CHOCOLATE, cookies, all kinds of tea (except chamomille), coffee, anything dairy.

My favorite season is Christmas. I am a Huge Fan of ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced.

I dont have any problem with alcohol or cigarrets, actually even though I dont smoke I usually buy a pack of local smokes while traveling as a souvenir.

I am Roman Catholic so I dont mind any Christian/Catholic items yet I am not interested in switching religions :)

I LOVE: coloring, crafts, calligraphy, cooking, baking and many more things...


  • I usually like 99% of what I am sent, no matter the colors or picture. I am very flexible, I can do dark or pastels.

  • I dont mind any picture unless it is obscene or pornography.

  • Anything but ad postcards. Not a fan of them

    I am open and flexible about receiving anything you would like to send :)

  • I prefer postcards sent NAKED & STAMPED UNLESS you feel you need to protect the pc like in hand made cases, in such cases I am fine with receiving in an envelope.

I specially like:

  • Flowers

  • All Animals (but LOVE elephants, wolves, dragonflies and butterflies)

  • Literature, authors, writers, calligraphy

  • Quotes

  • Beautiful landscapes

  • Architecture in general

  • Touristy Pcs

  • Funny/Joke pcs

  • B&W photography


  • ANYTHING WITH ELEPHANTS, pandas, wolves, dragonflies and butterflies

  • Pocket Page Protectors (or similar) for pocketletters, (They are not sold in Mexico)

  • Bookmarks

  • Pictures,postcards,about any beautiful place on earth! TRAVELING is my passion and love to get inspiration from other people.

  • Candy!

  • ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced

  • Chocolate

  • Tea/Coffee

  • Key chains

  • Fridge magnets

  • Pens

  • Stationery

  • Stickers ( I like any kind, puffy or flat)(I DON'T like teacher/rewards, or promotions/ads)

  • Anything traditional from anywhere, that could help me get to know different cultures.


When I joined SwapBot I learned what Pocket Letters were. Thanks to @Johkup I got my first one and I'm in love with it!!!!!

I think they are beautiful and would LOVE TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEM so while I learn I would love a pocket letter from you.

If you do them I would love a private swap for one of your creations. In exchange I will not send one of course because I wouldnt know where to start but I can offer you many fun things from Mexico so just ask!


heatherknits rated for Quick Swaps: Beach on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Wow it did take a while for this PC to arrive but a nice surprise this week when it is supposed to be spring and we are still getting snow! Punta Cana does look beautiful. I hope I can visit one day!
kssunlover1947 rated for Eyes closed swap 13 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and the colorful note It finally arrived.
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #9 on Apr 19, 2018
Response: Thanks for rating!
Jessyca81 rated for Eyes closed swap 13 on Apr 19, 2018
Response: Happy you have received it!
laurenewlipp rated for Birthday Pocket letter on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday PL! It really made my day! To answer your question, for my birthday I will be having a party with friends and family. I hope you had a great birthday on the 8th. Also, thanks for coordinating! :)
Response: Happy birthday!!!!!! Hope you have an amazing time! XoXo
Trillium4283 rated for Quick Swaps: Disney Postcard on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard, it's so cute!
Response: Glad you have received it and thanks for joining!
palmettogirl727 rated for Quick Swaps: Ship on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: HI Elena-I received your Star of India PC today. Lovely postage stamps too! Thank you 😊
Response: Glad you liked it, I really liked San Diego. Thanks for rating and heart!
bellanonna rated for Quick Swaps: Bird on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks Elena for the pretty Cardinal bird PC. WE have these birds here and they are just beautiful! 😊🐦
Response: I think so too, they are so pretty
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely PC from Puebla! it looks beautiful!
Response: Thank you! I love living inn Puebla. Thanks for rating and heart
Comment: Hi Elena! I finally received your Paris postcard. It's really unreal how long it takes from Mexico! Thanks so much, beautiful card. No, I haven't been to Paris, I dont fly, plus it would be so expensive!! Thanks again ~ Take care & Best Wishes, Judy
Response: Almost 6 weeks :/ but at least you got it :) Glad you liked it :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and for sharing a little bit of your world with me! I hope I can visit Puebla some day! :)
Response: it took 9 weeks! wow! Glad you liked it tho, and YES, I hope you can visit Puebla, it is beautiful!
Comment: Beautiful postcard! Thank you! It's the first postcard I've ever gotten from Mexico, too. Have a great day!!
Response: glad you have received this, thanks for rating!
TexyDeb rated for Random PC International #2 on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Here on Santorini the mail moves slow sometimes. Thank you for the postcard. I have one pink rose bush and one red in my garden. They are healthy and bloom twice a year. $15 to mail a postcard? ? ? That is crazy!
Response: its 15 Mexican pesos so its less than a dollar actually. it took around 7 weeks so I guess it was as expected. Im so glad you have received it!
kamagna rated for Ugly, Boring, or Dull Postcard Swap on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I actually don't mind the colors, they remind me of nature and my grandma's veggie bars, yum!
Response: I'm glad you actually liked it, that's hard for this type of swap LOL
Katsura rated for Blind, quick tea swap on Mar 22, 2018
Comment: I love how you organized the tea :) Can't wait to try it.
Response: Hope you like them! Thanks for the rating and heart :)
kygirl rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #4 on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the email swap!
Response: Thank you for rating
Karlymex89 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #4 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks! great to know a little about you.
Response: it was fun to answer. Thanks for rating
DebR rated for CALG: Christmas Card & a Cup ofTea on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: Glad you have received it, thanks for rating!
Scrapinitblue rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #4 on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the message!
catonip rated for teabags and surprise 5 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all of the goodies and tea! I've never tried tea from Mexico before and I'm really excited to. <3 You put so much love into this swap and it shows!
Response: so glad you have received it, enjoy!!

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 19, 2018:

Right now I am only doing letter swaps, and easy type 3 swaps, I was doing pocket letters BUT my last swap was a nightmare. Let me know if you want to do a private letter swap or something easy?

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 18, 2018:

HIIIII long time no talk How are you these days?

Maggie249 on Feb 5, 2018:

I agree on the elephants

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 23, 2017:

Received your Christmas card today with the post mark December 7th 2016 2 months a 3 weeks for it to get here. I changed my 1 rating to a 5 with a heart thank you

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 2, 2017:

I mailed the Christmas card private swap a month ago, I messaged you, and I never heard back from you, I dunno if you received my swap, or not, I am still waiting for yours to arrive. I see you have not been on swap bot since Dec. 16th, 2016. I would love to give you a chance to re send but i see your partially suspended with 3 1s. I hope your ok. Happy New year

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 5, 2016:


Private Christmas Card swap

I mailed your card today!!!!

PrairieKittin on Nov 15, 2016:

Thank you so much for the Dia de los Muertes card! I love it!!! It's beautiful!

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Bohochick on May 24, 2016:

I absolutely love the quote postcards that you sent in the Ratings Booster packet!! I'm going to have to use them in a piece of art. Thanks so much for all the goodies!

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just because

Thanks for being a part of my group :D

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