Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2019 12:24 am


Date Joined: August 12, 2015
Last Online: May 16, 2018
Birthday: June 26
Country: United States

About Me

'Ello there! My name is Tessa! It's so nice to meet you! :) I'm a 22 year old brunette(no longer ginger...for now), currently attending College, and I am a Christian.

9/9/17 Fall Classes have begun! ...and that means hardly any free time for writing letters :c ..if you're in college too, I hope you have a great semester! see y'all around

I will always do my best to send on time, and rate as soon as I receive. If there's an issue, please message me!

My Interests

Painting, Photography, Journaling, Snail Mailing, Scrapbooking, Mixed Media, Music, Singing, Violin, Cello, Calligraphy, Wreck This Journal, Doodling, Coloring, Knitting, Sewing, Crafting, Daydreaming, Exploring, Traveling, Yoga, Swimming, Running, Cycling, Stargazing, Coffee and Tea Drinking. :)


COLORS: the colors in a Sunrise and Sunset, Autumn Colors, Blues and Greens, Neutral Colors, Cool Colors, Minimalist, Galaxy...

THEMES: Galaxy, Astronaut, Space Travel, Time Travel, Maps, Nautical, Sailing, Travel, Cameras, Polaroids, Scotland, Ireland, England, the UK, Mixed Media, Air Mail, Bo-ho, Hipster, Indie, Clocks, Fantasy, Classic, Regency, Jane Austen, Musical, Vintage, Steampunk, Elvish, Original Star Trek, Harry Potter, J.R.R. Tolkien, Sherlock Holmes, Detective, Artist, comic book,

ANIMALS: Frogs and Toads (they're so cute!), Dogs, Polar Bears, Foxes, Pandas

SCENTS: Fruit, Fresh and Clean, Lightly Floral, Vanilla, Cinnamon, eucalyptus, anything Autumn-y, Lavender.

SWEETS: Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt, Teas, Hot Chocolate, really anything. (I have no food allergies) I love trying international sweets!

I HEART IT: A decorated envelope is a sure way to get a heart from me!

THINGS: Journals, Postcards of places, Maps, Paper Currency, Washi Tape, Stickers, Fun things to stick in my journal (see themes), Stationary, New Stamps, Used Stamps, Paints, Books, Pictures, Polaroids, Sheet Music, Handmade, Paintings, Drawings, Doodles, Magazine Clippings, Keychains,


Sherlock Holmes, J.R.R. Tolkien's Hobbit and Lord Of The Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek (original), Star Wars, Jane Austen, Eoin Colfer,

BBC: Sherlock, Merlin, Robin Hood, Doctor Who, North and South, Jane Eyre, Lost In Austen, Jane Austen movies/tv series.

Avengers, Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter, the Flash, Daredevil, Leverage, Psych, Elementary, Disney, X-Men, Wolverine, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Red 1 & 2, Despicable Me 1& 2, Megamind, Leap Year, Interstellar, The Martian

Write Me Prompts

If you are sending me a letter but are a little stumped on what to say, here are some prompts that I find interesting! :)

  • If you could be a book character, who would you be?

  • Five weird things that you like

  • A random secret

  • Your favorite place to be

  • Draw me a picture (I won't judge!)

  • Tell me about your pets

  • Tell me about something funny that happened

  • What's your favorite book and why?

  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be? How would you use it?

  • A random memory

  • Best piece of advice you've ever received

  • What is the funnest thing you've ever done?

  • Tell me about a time when you did something spontaneous




  • Regular bound. I prefer hardback, but an occasional softcover is fine, too.

  • I like both lined and unlined paper.

  • Medium sized journals are my favorite size. No larger than 8.5 x 7 inch and no smaller than 6 x 4 inch.

  • I like thin to medium sized thickness (the page #) journals because I can finish them faster.

  • I like journals when they have the elastic strap, but without is fine, too.

  • I love journals that look like vintage books, leather and faux leather, and in any of the themes I like that are listed above like space, travel, nautical themed, etc. Also I like simple journals that are just a color.


  • Spiral bound.

  • Graphics or large watermarks on each page. If the page isn't blank it messes up my creativity and writing flow.

  • Jumbo journals, pocket journals, spiral bound, magnetic flaps, designs that are girly, too busy, or cheesy quotes.


I traveled to Ireland in December 2016, and ever since my wonderlust has only increased! I LOVE everything travel themed, especially Ireland and Scotland!

Stickers, stamps, paper, flags, postcards, pictures, etc!


Girly things (pink, purple, too many frills, rhinestones, hello kitty, etc.), Skull and crossbones, dark/rude humor, inappropriate things, Holiday themed (I have enough), tattoos, notepads, stuff for kids (simple coloring pages, foam stickers, etc.). Even though I like coffee I don't like coffee flavored candy. Cherry flavored candy. Not a fan of any sports, so I don't care for them, cigarette smoke, smoke of any kind,

Snail Mail Art

I absolutely LOVE getting Mail Art letters! A decorated envelope is a sure way to get a heart from me! Also fun stamps! :D

The LORD is Good!

Waiting on swaps from:

thatsnotmyname | Lovely Penpal Mail Swap! - Germany & America

Waiting on ratings from:

ammalu | The Round Robin Pen Pal #13 posted Dec 31, 2016

Never Received:

OlcSylvia | Travelling Letter #5 ~ User has since been banned

swededreams | 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind: Journal Ver


MailLadyJane rated for Random PC International #7 on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: I loved the card! I'd love to send you one back, if you'd like to shoot me your address!
Response: I'm so glad! Thank you for the heart! Oh fun, I'll send you a message! :)
SGriffin rated for Random PC International #7 on Aug 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating! :)
ShyAnn64 rated for Mystery Q&A - 50 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: I really enjoyed getting know you :) Thank you so much for the postcards and tea! I love how you decorated your letter next to each answer, very creative!Γ°ΕΈΕ’ΒΈ
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! :) Thank you, I like to add my personal touch!
jkendall0023 rated for Round Robin Pen Pal #16 on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: Holy cow I got it already!!! I am so impressed by how full it is and how beautifully decorated yours is already! Lovely!
Response: Thank you so much!! :D It was a lot of fun! I'm excited for the next round!
Comment: I got your letter today! So excited to read it...I haven't started yet due to multiple distractions today lol. I love the washi samples you included! Thank you :)
Response: Yay! :) Glad you'll enjoy the washi! Thank you, too!
shinyserra rated for Round Robin Pen Pal #15 on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I'll pass it along :)
Response: Thank you for the heart! :)
carol rated for Travelling letter #3 on Nov 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the cool PC!
Response: Glad you like them! Thank you for the heart! :)
MisplacedfromPA rated for Travelling Letter #2 on Oct 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you for all the extras! Have a great weekend.
Response: Glad you like it!! Thank you, you too! :)
JINANNE rated for Stream of Consciousness July 2016 on Jul 27, 2016
Comment: Tessa, your words mean much that you'd share them with me. I didn't read them as a rant at all, and l'll write a response asap. Your comments about motivating yourself align with all of us...often over and over at any age. We can usually make more progress after we vent! Ò˜º Armloads of cheers and thanks for the tags the perfect PCs, the cool stamps and envie. Hearts back to you, with hope we swap again...jinanne ҝ€
Response: Thank you so much, Jinanne!! That is so very kind of you to say! I do find that when I'm able to journal what's on my mind that it helps me work through it. So happy you liked my letter. I look forward to your letter! :)
smartin85 rated for Just to Say Hello #8 on Jul 26, 2016
Response: Thank you for the heart! :)
Billi rated for Harry Potter letter #5 on Jul 26, 2016
Response: Thanks!!
alisonriann rated for Travelling Letter #1 on Jul 25, 2016
Comment: Nice to get a letter from Home, since I grew up in Ft. Worth. Stay cool!
Response: Oh that's so cool! haha yeah for real! :)
MadeByRori rated for Just to Say Hello Postcards on Jul 1, 2016
Comment: Really enjoyed your PC. I'm a journalist so my writing (for work, anyway) is nonfiction. 😊
Response: Thank you!! You have such a cool job! :)
sam86 rated for Travelling Letter 10 on Jun 22, 2016
Comment: Arrived :-) thanks for the postcard
Response: Great! You're welcome! :) Thank you for the heart!!
Response: Thank you for the 5! :)
Briggy13 rated for Travelling Letter - 9 on Apr 21, 2016
Comment: Sorry for the delay ! Got your letter on time and forwarded it as well :-)
Response: Great!! Glad to hear it, and thank you! :)
Fry rated for Emotional Release Letter on Mar 30, 2016
Comment: I am glad that this swap came around when it did because it can feel soo good to just get it all out! Thanks! =)
Response: That is so true!! I am at such a stressful time of my life that a good vent is exactly what I needed!! Blessings to you! And thank you! :)
pernie123 rated for All About Me #9 on Mar 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you for such an interesting description about yourself. I intend to reply to your question to me.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my letter! :) I look forward to it!
ragingrainbow rated for New International Penpal on Mar 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter! Looking forward to writing back to you. :)
Response: I am so glad you liked it! :) Thank you for the heart! I look forward to hearing from you! :)
spicemom rated for Note Card Pen Pals-March on Mar 23, 2016
Comment: Hi Tessa thank you for the nice notecard spicemom
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart! :)

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JournalingGinger on Jan 6, 2017:

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JournalingGinger on Jan 6, 2017:

JournalingGinger on Jan 6, 2017:

Zefaniya on Jul 15, 2016:

Oh wow, I just saw your note on my profile. You've probably gotten my reply by now lol

Zefaniya on Mar 18, 2016:

No worries, I'll still be here lol

joybookpages on Mar 6, 2016:

Tessa, L💗VE the notecards & extras. Thank you.

miablancs on Feb 20, 2016:

From the GROUP PEN PALS WITH A HEART. Please now that you are a member of this group can you go to the group forums in our group. You will find your own personal page in the group forum and a questionnaire that you must fill out. Enjoy being part of our group and thanks for joining.

oblivionspin on Feb 16, 2016:

I had to check out your profile after running into you in the group forums (and because how can I resist scoping out the other journaling redheads on this site). Your profile is really stellar. I might have to mooch the write me prompts idea for mine.
Also, for how much we absolutely do not have in common we sure have a lot in common. I hope we run into each other in a swap at some point or something. (:

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