Swap-bot Time: February 29, 2020 5:31 am


Date Joined: April 13, 2016
Last Online: February 29, 2020
Birthday: January 18
Country: United States

About Me

08-2018 - Postmarks - I rarely look at those and most often cannot see them on postcards. I am interested in sending on time and getting rated when the recipient receives the swap. I do check off each swap when rated and when I rate what I receive. I try to keep records for what I sent so I do not duplicate and if needed to resend a swap.

I have found many swaps to be fun, challenging and rewarding. Thank you to all those participating. You are creating a fun experience.

I always rate, usually the day I receive a swap. I hope others treat swaps received from me the same way. I usually mail very soon after partners are assigned, so if you haven't received the swap from me, PM me, I'll resend. In US should be 2 weeks delivery and 3-4 weeks for international swaps.

I read the profile of who I send to and who I receive from. I found a new friend who lives near me. Her profile mentions the Denver Postcard Club. I joined and love it. We have monthly meetings with fantastic topic presenters and we can look through and purchase postcards. I participate twice a year in the children's project to fill 150 envelopes with postcards and stamps to the Ronald McDonald House and the hospital to introduce postcards and mailing them to the Children.

I have been collecting whales for over 40 years, one day I will see one in real life. We tried once but rain for three days didn't allow the day trip. I have traveled all the states except Alaska. Sewing is my passion for costumes for grandchildren or machine embroidery for fun and sometimes for pay. Joann Fabrics, Michael's and Hobby Lobby are my kind of toy store!

Favorite Crafts

Love to sew and do machine embroidery. I have a granddaughter with very specific ideas for costumes and decorating her clothing. She gives me challenges for sewing projects.

I enjoy new techniques in my sewing and love to make the Free Standing Lace Angels to give to everyone who visits.

I am trying to do some quilting or at least table runners. Missouri Quilts on Youtube is a great place to get tutorials.

I learned to make Microwave Fabric Bowls and went nuts making over 200 sets of them so far. I use them instead of flat pot holders.

Counted Cross stitch is also a passion

Favorite Places to visit

I absolutely love to visit Mt Rushmore. Since 1963 it is the most visited spot ever for me and I find something new each time. One time my dog even went with me on my trips from Illinois to Montana. Animals are no longer allowed on the Presidential Walk or in the amphitheater. I have over 300 different postcards from that tourist place and welcome more. Mine are in a binder now instead of a photo box. It is much easier to view them.

2019 - October weekend I visited "My Men" again. The area is under construction and the Presidential walk is partially closed. I did get evening and sunrise photos. I visited local antique stores for more postcards. I was thrilled to find a Giant size Linen card! Did not know those were made.

2017 - Labor Day weekend, my granddaughter and I went to see my men with a focus to find the three tunnels that have the Mt Rushmore framed view. We found them and the three pig-tail bridges. I had thought there were only one of each. Those places are now on video and digital pictures.

I would go back to Europe in a heartbeat and revisit Castles and distant relatives in Switzerland.

New England historical sites are very much a fascination to me. The Whaling Museum is also on my bucket list.


Touristy are my Most Favorite!

I have been collecting post cards for years buying those instead of other souvenirs. I collect postcards from every place I visit. I put the date and who was with me on the back. I have boxes of them filed by states, countries and other themes. They can capture pictures that my camera cannot. I like city views, landmarks, country scenes, day and night themes, maps (state or country) and most any interesting pictures. I like the colorful pictures of places, map cards and information ones of places as well. I will trade animals or flowers if that is what is required in the swap. I would prefer touristy cards from places to see over the artsy or animal pictures with the exception for Whales - I collect all kinds of Whales. Postcard swaps with touristy or specific theme, but not animal or flowers. I have no filing boxes or folders for flowers or animals other than Whales. I like the places visited to inspire me to add to my bucket list.

I have Colorado cards galore, send me a different state card, please. I am a dog person - Dachshunds and I collect whales. Please send other animal cards to those displaying animal requests in their profiles.

Wishlist - State Capitol Building - AK, AR, MD,MA

Postcards --- Castles, City views, Covered Bridges, Historical sites/ or Historical people, Lantern Press, Large Letter State and City (Greetings from), Lighthouses, Linen, Map or map shape cards, PCs with cutouts, Hold up to the light cards, Busy Tourist's Correspondence Check Off, Vintage touristy, Pictorial Map, State Cards, Touristy of city state or country, Famous Places,


Likes --
Butterflies, Civil War/Revolutionary War, Counted Cross Stitch, Dachshunds, Dragonflies, Embroidery, Ladybugs, Mount Rushmore, Owls, Patriotic themes, Pine cones, Scooby Doo, Sewing notions, Snowmen, Statue of Liberty, Trains, US Presidents and Whales,

Dislikes or not into-- Tea or cocoa, rather have my Boyer's coffee made in Denver.
Make-up not allergic - just not into it, Color Orange, but I am trying (pumpkins are cute)

Sad to say dislikes or disappointments are the flakers and non-raters. I am getting my share.

I will no longer seek out a rating. If you do not receive the swap, let me know and I can resend.

I will sometimes use washi tape and stickers on envelopes and postcards. I do not use the puffy style and would rather you send those to other people. I have to take them off so I can file postcards. Instead of lots of stickers, use the area for writing interesting ideas or topics.

Favorite Quotes

Growing old is Mandatory, Growing up is Optional!! Want to play Hopscotch?

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Don't Sweat the petty things and Don't Pet the sweaty things!

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You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time - John Lydate


International Swaps and envelope swaps are taken to the post office. Envelopes are weighed and checked for thickness. I print the address by copy paste from the swap. Your address is then exactly how it is in Swap-bot. My end I feel is secure by handing the swap directly to the postal worker. I will reconsider doing International swaps if resends become an ongoing issue. It gets too costly.

If you do receive a swap from me, would you be so kind as to rate so that I know you received it.

Please leave the bottom half-inch on the front and back for the postal service to mark the card with the bar codes. Writing in that area is difficult to read or completely blurred.

Thank you


LizzyJo rated for WIYM: Match-a-Stamp Mail Art #7 on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Mt. Rushmore envie and PC. They brought back memories of when we went there for a vacation when our kids were little. Also thank you for all the thoughtful profile goodies. I will be putting some to use soon.
Response: You are welcome - a place dear to my heart. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
doodlebugdezines rated for PH: Map PC Scavenger Hunt on Feb 28, 2020
Comment: Great cards!! Thank you very much. Love the extra, too :D
Response: You are very welcome. Fun swap, thank you for rating and for the heart.
Lorabora rated for Scavenger Hunt - 4 on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcards! I'm in love with the JFK card. I collect JFK cards, and that made my morning! ❤😊
Response: I am so happy I found the right person. I buy cards at the Postcard club meetings in hopes I pick ones I can swap. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Love the selection and envie!
Response: Very welcome, had fun putting this together. Thank you for hosting and for the heart.
doodlebugdezines rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #9 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: Even LOVE the stamps on the envie! Great cards ;) I grew up in the Peoria area. Fond memories of IL. Miss those big blue skies and endless views of farmland.
Response: You are very welcome. I visit twice a year and get the flat lander views, but I really like the mountains here in Colorado. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
Comment: I loved the cards you sent! I wonder if the Victoria card was a sign.... because my husband wants our family to go there for our 2020 family vacation. I wasn't too keen on it... but now that I see how cool it is in your PC I may have a change of heart. Thanks again for the nice selection and pretty envelope!
Response: Very welcome - my that was a fast rating!! Thank you for the heart. Fun swap!
ToujoursMoi rated for Lantern press blank envie 18 on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for the amazing Lanternpress postcards. I haven’t had any of those. ♥️
Response: Oh so glad to know these are new! Thank you for rating and for the heart.
SoberMermaid3 rated for Postcard of Lists #3 on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: I love the rainbow! I took a pic of one just the other day! Thank you for sharing I love that you did family history! It’s fascinating!
Response: You are very welcome, fun swap! Thank you for rating and for the heart.
rosehippo rated for US State Postcard Quick Swap on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are very welcome, thank you for rating and for the heart. An easy swap I can archive quickly.
neecie rated for Oh the places I’ve been PC Swap on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: hello! obviously, you are a good geography & history seeker with those great beloved sites & lessons ... thanks for the beautiful glacier lake view & have a lovely yer with many more places to see!
Response: You are welcome, fun swap. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Horray! I love getting Michigan cards! Thank you so much. And thank you for telling me how to store your collections! I finally decided on getting a photo album that holds 500 postcards. One is almost full and I want to get another soon. Until next time :)
Response: You are very welcome. I had a fun vacation in MI and would go again. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
marija rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #88 on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you
Response: Very welcome, thank you for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the great pc! Wow you’ve been to some awesome places! ❤️
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for rating so quickly and for the heart.
suepier rated for October Bridges postcard on Feb 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great bridge postcard.
Response: You are welcome, thank you for rating and for the heart.
Comment: great swap!
Response: Yes, neat swap. Welcome and thank you for rating and for the heart.
Comment: Once place I'd like to go is Mt. Rushmore. We've talked about taking a trip there. All the places you listed sound so nice, thanks for sharing with me!
Response: You are welcome, thank you for rating so quickly.
simcoe54 rated for Two Maps & Two Random #3 on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
Response: Very Welcome, thank you for hosting and for the heart.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Wow, rating so fast! You are welcome and thank you for the heart.
Comment: This card is so cool and no scrapes! I need to get out there to see your men :):):) Thank you!
Response: So happy you liked it. Yes do go sometime - walkway under construction until 2021, but I think I mentioned that. Thank you for rating and for the heart.
kittyhahahotbot rated for Vintage/Retro PC Swap on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and stamps! Did you notice the postcard was printed in Ireland? coolio!
Response: Yes, I did - I have the same one in my whale collection. Thank you for rating and for the heart.

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couchart on Feb 10, 2020:

Thanks so much for the postcards and unused stamps in the RAKS Only USA group!

goinjenny on Jan 18, 2020:

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

catlingmex on Nov 29, 2019:

Many, many thanks for the LOVELY angel ornament you offered (and I won) in the RAK group. Your envelope brightened my day and will be enjoyed all season and for years to come.

mejulia on Nov 18, 2019:

Thank you for the gorgeous Angel from the Nov. RAK group.

ginny19590 on Nov 2, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Oct RAK stickers and stamps.....=)

purple24 on Sep 29, 2019:

Thank you for the cute Halloween Decorations. My kids and I absolutely love them.... RAKS Only USA group

craftyone on Sep 25, 2019:

Thanks so much for the kokopelli dish towel!! Very nice and I love kokopelli with his flute. What a nice RAK for the RAKS only group

SharMarie513 on Sep 1, 2018:

Thank you for sending me the bonus postcard for the Lighthouse Postacrd swap! I love it and I love your story about visiting and climbing the lighthouse ❤️

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