Swap-bot Time: April 3, 2020 4:51 pm


Date Joined: September 19, 2015
Last Online: August 14, 2017

Country: United States

About Me

Greetings! 30+ female with a long bucket list, a room of maps and a collection of tea towels. :)

I am a lover of maps and travel-themed everything; I travel all over the world.

I own two gorgeous library card catalogs.

Favorite Crafts

I have a passion for Mail Art, knit in the winter months, and dabble in Commonplace Books and Calligraphy.


First of all, please send me ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE ME LAUGH OR SMILE!

Also, I am NOT EASILY OFFENDED, so feel free to send me anything.

Things I like:

  • Japan
  • Ephemera from abroad
  • Maps and travel
  • Squished souvenir pennies
  • Library themed things
  • Sailor Moon (and other JAPANESE - anime/manga - not the "Americanized" ones)
  • Typewriters
  • Hot air balloons
  • Reading & Audiobooks
  • Wine
  • Tea (not mint please)
  • Nature: Sky, Ocean, Woods
  • Music (Broadway & classical)
  • Octopuses
  • Hummingbirds
  • Turtles
  • Cats


  • High quality or unique writing pens
  • Tea towels
  • Stationary featuring one of my "Things I like"
  • Anything with Sailor Moon on it
  • Chocolate
  • Tea (preferably NOT mint please)
  • Bookmarks
  • Antique turtle pins
  • International surprises
  • Unique, flat ephemera for mail art
  • Zines


I'm not a fan of:

  • Bubbly stickers (they increase postage too much)
  • Pocket Letters (tried this, just not into it)

About my Swaps

I hope you are delighted when my swap arrives. :) If it's profile based, I really do try to send something you'll love.

If for any reason you do not receive my swap, please contact me and I will gladly look into it and prepare another one if necessary. Hopefully your goodies arrive to you safe and sound!

Favorite Books

I read a lot! I read for pleasure, but I also write reviews for a magazine. Some of my favorite authors include:

  • Stephen King
  • Haruki Murakami
  • Linwood Barclay
  • John Scalzi
  • Gillian Flynn
  • Karen Marie Moning
  • Julia Quinn
  • Christine Feehan
  • Kristin Ashley
  • Lauren Oliver

Favorite types of books:

  • Romance
  • Memoirs
  • YA Romance
  • Classics (Jules Verne, Agatha Christie)
  • Mystery
  • New Adult
  • Dystopian
  • Sci-Fi

Lastly, I also enjoy mostly all the books that "everyone's reading" & the NY Times best sellers.


LizFinn rated for AMA Sender's Choice-September on Sep 17, 2016
Comment: Loved everything. Particularly the vintage pc.
MCGalaxy rated for 2016 Bucket List Int'l on Feb 8, 2016
Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rating. When I was packing to move last week I found a bunch of mail from the last couple of months that wasn't even opened. It's great that you have the opportunity to travel so much. Wish I could do it but that's just not in my budget anymore. For my 33rd birthday I went to Jamaica to celebrate and that was my first and at this time only time leaving the country. I hope some day when my daughter's a little older I will be able to travel out of the county again
Comment: Joanna I'd rate a 5 plus hearts because this is AWESOME but I can't as it didn't meet the requirements. But. As a make-up package this is the bomb! You went way above what you had to do and I love EVERY thing! You're super! Thanks a ton!!!
Response: Yay!! I'm so glad you enjoyed! :) Thanks for the note!
Comment: Meant to let you know how much I appreciated what you sent me. Spot on. Which I could give you a heart, actually quite a few hearts for reading my profile and sending me what you did. How are you doing since a little bit of time has passed since loosing a family member.
Response: Thanks for rating! For anyone seeing this rating, we agreed a 3 was appropriate because due to a family death I was unable to fulfill the original swap requirements. Instead, I sent a makeup swap.
Comment: After contacting you, you weren't willing to resend although specific directions were not followed. Although it was sender's choice, I stated "junk" was not supposed to be sent (such as random papers) and that you needed to send from your partners "want" list. It also stated not to send items from your partner's dislike list, which you sent many on my dislike list. Next time, please make sure you read all the rules before signing up for one of my swaps. Thank you and Happy holidays! :)
Response: I do apologize that you weren't satisfied. In my own defense, I could not afford to resend something that cost me over $15 for a single swap. I did review your profile in depth and stuffed the envelope to bursting with items I felt you might enjoy. I hope that you do find use for at least some of the washi tapes, notecards, postcards, ephemera, etc.
shellyc rated for WIYM: Cover My Envelope SWAP! on Dec 31, 2015
Comment: Hi! Your swap is the last one I received in 2015, it didn't arrive before Christmas but receiving this X'mas themed envie (love the stamped greetings in the shape of a snowman) and the cute little packet of goodies made me happy! :) Here's wishing you a Happy 2016 with lots of mail!
Response: Aw man, it didn't get there before Christmas?? That's too bad, but I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :)
Mark63 rated for Bookmarks' Swap (December) on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks & other goodies that arrived today. A nice surprise. I'll save the $50 for a rainy day! :-) Regards Mark
Response: Haha you are welcome! :)
Comment: I love it! Thank you. You'll be hearing from me. :)
Response: I'm so glad! Thank you for the heart. Happy New Year!
EmJayBe rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2015 on Dec 16, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much Joanna!!! Love the unique postcard and the creepy stamp (I fear clowns haha)! Sounds like you have a travel-filled year ahead. Safe journeys and maybe our paths will cross again!!
Response: Thanks so much! :) Have a happy new year. Thank you for the heart.
thebeholder rated for 2016 Bucket List Int'l on Dec 15, 2015
Comment: Thank you! I really enjoyed reading it!! I envy you that you get to travel so much! I have kids and it's difficult to travel but I hope to go all over when we retire someday! Sounds like you have a fun and exciting year ahead!
Response: It's funny how the grass is always greener. Sometimes I think about how I'd trade it all for a hubby and kids!!! :) Maybe some day. Happy New Year!
simplyfunmom rated for 2016 Bucket List Int'l on Dec 15, 2015
Comment: You have a really nice set of goals, there. I hope you have fun on your travels and are able to achieve some other wishes on your list.
Response: Thanks so much & happy new year. Appreciate the heart. :)
Barbara rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2015 on Dec 14, 2015
Comment: Hi Joanna, thank you for the map card for my collection and very nice vintage circus postage stamp for my postage stamp collection. Have a very Merry Christmas!
Response: You're so welcome! Happy New Year. :)
swap4fun rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2015 on Dec 14, 2015
Comment: Thank You!
Response: You're very welcome. Happy New Year! Appreciate the heart.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Bookmarks' Swap (December) on Dec 14, 2015
Comment: Hello Joanna! Thank you for the great bookmarks and book plates! They are all adorable! I love how you tucked them in a handmade pocket!! Lovely swap! ~ Gabi
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the mail! Have a great New Year! :)
ragingrainbow rated for Favorite Quote #3 (PC) on Dec 12, 2015
Comment: I love that quote too. :D
Response: :) it's a great one!!
travelgirl rated for *** Tin suitcase *** on Dec 10, 2015
Comment: Great job! liked the little books!
Response: Glad you liked it. I spent a lot of time on it and put a lot of thought into the details.
megatron rated for Write a Steamy Scene #1 - Int'l on Nov 26, 2015
Comment: thank you! i really enjoyed reading your story - i especially liked that it was typewritten. :)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for joining the swap. :)
Comment: Love this and all the fun goodies too tha la so much!
Response: I'm so glad! You're very welcome. :)
ReneeWeaver rated for christmas cards!! on Nov 17, 2015
cherrihurt rated for WIYM: Mail art Challenge #16 on Nov 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail art and extra goodies!
Response: You're very welcome. :)

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TereDiane1954 on Jan 18, 2016:

Good morning, JoannaRose!

I had pmed your partners to let them know that I'd send them a package to make up for the Christmas swap that they didn't get. I was surprised to see that you have already sent packages! I want to tell you that I have a great deal of respect and admiration for you. Some people would just let it go, but obviously you have high standards and personal integrity, and I am impressed. Thank you for being a great swapper! Happy 2016

ChelsC on Dec 14, 2015:

Joanna, I wanted to comment to tell you THANK YOU for such an awesome thank you package. You didn't have to do that, but in doing so, it has shown me how great of a swapper and person you are. I loved all of the little goodies you enclosed. It def make my day and brought a smile to my face. If you ever want to do a private swap together, just let me know! Thanks again babe! Have a good week!!!

chicklebird on Oct 19, 2015:

hello, just wanted to say you don't have to send me another one, if you want to you can though, it's up to you, i just don't want you to feel obligated, what the shipping process does to our art is something that we can't control, i just thought i'd mention it so you'd know in the future that the photo paper doesn't play well with their sorting machines, i'm new to mail art myself, i only joined about 3 months ago but you learn how rough the postal system can be really quick, in the beginning i didn't understand people taping their envelopes and now i don't send anything out without taping the edges myself lol

Kathy821 on Sep 20, 2015:

Happy Swapping! I hope you enjoy it. You should check out Newbie Helpers and thanks for joining my swap!

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