Swap-bot Time: April 20, 2024 11:20 pm


Date Joined: January 13, 2017
Last Online: April 17, 2024
Birthday: June 30, 1959
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm the mother of five grown children, with two still living at home; and the grandmother of five, ages from 1 to 18 years. We are a close family and enjoy movies, TV, museums, parks, festivals, family game nights, and just hanging out together.

Summer going into Fall 2023... Fall can't get here soon enough! It's been an incredibly hot summer and very dry. But I can look back fondly at my daugher-and-family's visit in June. And look forward to getting back outside when it finally starts to cool off!


I enjoy swapping postcards. Hand made or store bought, postcards bring a little bit of cheer to an ordinary day. I have a slight preference for receiving them naked and written on unless it's a swap for adding to my stash.

Zazzle cards (or the like) are fine with me. I've found the quality to be good on the ones I've seen, I don't really understand why some people don't like them.

My favorite kind of postcards are:

  • colorful
  • scenes from nature
  • arty
  • from an interesting place
  • whimsical
  • positive or uplifting

I especially like receiving postcards that include a fun note or quote or joke on the back, and tell me a little something about the person who sent it.

Other swaps

In addition to swapping postcards I've also particpated in some simple flat envelope swaps. I think it's fun to share stickers, extra notecards, and washi samples. (I do love me some washi tape!) I can sometimes use other kinds of paper ephemera also. I'm not really picky about what I receive, if I can't use it I will usually just pass it on in the next swap.

I'm enjoying the tea swaps I've joined. I started out drinking mainly Chai tea but, through the swaps, I have been introduced to a wide variety of teas and so far I love them all! So feel free to send all kinds, I'm willing to try anything.

I especially love decorating the envelopes that I send stuff in and I really enjoy getting decorated envelopes in my mail box. Mail Art is the best!

Favorite Crafts

I like paper crafts mostly. Acrylic paints. Brush pens and gel pens and markers (oh my!). Collage. Even watercolors, although I just play around. I have a couple of art journals and/or smash books - I'm not really sure what to call them. I really enjoy making postcards and greeting cards to send to my family and friends. I try to recycle or upcycle whenever I can.


I love pretty / beautiful things - flowers and gardens of all kinds; fun patterns and prints; sunrises and sunsets; rainbows; the moon, stars, and the night sky; natural scenic wonders.

My favorite color is aqua blue or turquoise. I also like pink and red.

I like animals... especially cats and birds... especially owls! Other favorite animals are woodland creatures (foxes, deer, rabbits, etc.) songbirds (chickadees, cardinals, wrens), frogs, lizards, and garden insects.

Some other things I enjoy: Baseball (big Astros fan here!); bird watching and nature walks; Chococat and Keroppi (Sanrio); Spring and Fall; Christmas; Ancient / Classical Greece; Wine, Margaritas, Craft Beers; Mexican Food; Street Art; Coffee and quaint coffee shops; Books, especially sci-fi and fantasy, Monty Python, MST3K, geocaching.

Other favorites

Books / authors - JRR Tolkien; Mary Renault; Rosemary Sutcliff; Steven Brust; Dave Duncan; Ann Leckie; Dave Hutchinson; Adrian Tchaikovsky, Kate Atkinson (my tastes run to sci-fi / fantasy)

Movies / TV - Star Wars; Star Trek; Back to the Future; Ghostbusters; White Christmas; You've Got Mail; Indiana Jones; Guardians of the Galaxy; My Neighbor Totoro; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Princess Bride; The Birdcage; Groundhog Day; Knives Out; Master and Commander; Emma; The Good Place; Abbott Elementary; Brooklyn Nine Nine; Severence; Parks and Rec, Ted Lasso, Ghosts, Only Murders in the Building - new favorites: Slow Horses and Poker Face! (I seem to prefer action / adventure / funny / nerdy stuff!)

Music - Muse; Radiohead; Saint Motel; Weezer; Metric; The Dear Hunter; Panic at the Disco; Wolf Alice; Grouplove; Mother Mother; Amanda Palmer; Beach House; AFI; The Killers; Tame Impala (mostly Alternative)


Comment: Thanks for this adorable purple cat PC, Lisa. I'll keep the theme for sure. Cheers.
Sonya rated for CPG: Masterboard ATCs (USA) on Apr 16, 2024
Comment: Your masterboard ATC came out quite nicely, Lisa. Very cool colors. I'm glad you enjoyed the process! Cheers.
Mystyne rated for CPG: Masterboard ATCs (USA) on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. I agree that this was a fun way to make ATCs. I'm excited to try the tea.
123Poggy123 rated for CPG: Masterboard ATCs (USA) on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: Great job on this Masterboard ATC. I love all the different layers.
TeaNi rated for CPG QUICKIE: Tea Break #2 - US on Mar 26, 2024
Comment: thank you for the yummy teas (my favorites!) and friendly note. Have a lovely spring! :)
Comment: Hi Lisa! Thank you for the sweet Easter pc! I really cannot believe Easter is in two weeks - our kids are too far away to visit with and one will be home the week after due to work, so we will celebrate when we can! I keep thinking spring is here, then we have 40 degree weather, like today! LOL! Happy Easter to you and yours! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
wincejl rated for CPG Birdy ATC #3 - US on Mar 8, 2024
Comment: Thank you! It is so adorable! Such a great idea to incorporate gelli prints!
Vickyen rated for CPG 2024 Jan Senders Choice PC - US on Mar 4, 2024
Comment: Hi Lisa! Happy New Year and I love your NY cat! I think he was making the resolution to hang in the sun more! LOL! Wish he could tell us everything he has seen from the time you mailed this until I got it! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you. The bear is cute
toni rated for CPG Ugly/Weird/Unloved PC #6 - US on Feb 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the funny postcard!
Lantana149 rated for CPG Feb 2024 SC Postcard - US on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Hi Lisa, Thank you for the pretty Valentine's postcard! And we celebrate Valentine's by going out to an early dinner. We try and beat the rush. :) Happy Swapping!
Comment: This is such a sweet snowman-good job. I own so many different watercolor sets and really need to start experimenting with them! Loved the illustration on the envelope! Not so cold here lately-in the 30;s and going to get up to 50 next week! I want some snow! Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of goodies! They will be put to good use.
Comment: It’s here! Thank you so so much! What a beautiful Swap I appreciate it so much!
Comment: So sorry for the late rating! Thank you so much for all the fun tuck ins, and a heartfelt thanks for including my Mom, it really makes her day when she has something too. So thank you. Happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you so much, I hope you have a Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you
Fieke rated for WIYM: MAKE ME A POSTCARD (NAKED) #2 on Dec 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for your postcard. Love it Happy 2024
Comment: Wonderful card! And such a cute flat surprise card. Thank you and Merry ChristmasπŸŽ„
Comment: Thank you for the pretty cardπŸ€—πŸŽ„

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goosey on Dec 7, 2020:

thank you so much for your addition to the hmpc #8 collab pc!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2020:


Happy Halloween!:)

goosey on Aug 21, 2020:

lisa, i absolutely love the wonderful assortment of papers i received today! thank you so much!

RiverTopanga on Jul 5, 2020:

Hooray! I am so happy you received the Collab card and enjoyed it. They are fun to create. Everyone is so creative! Hope you had a wonderful 4th! πŸ¦‹

DeAnnaVarela on Apr 28, 2020:

You have great taste in music!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 3, 2020:

Have a great weekend!!


lambchoppy on Jan 28, 2020:

Hi there! Promoting a PC swap I'm hosting if you're interested. Have a nice day!

Sticker PC Swap #12 - USA ONLY

kiddomerriweather on Jan 13, 2020:

Thank you for the OMAE PC Plus Tag! I love the Hello Kitty PC and the little sloth that you drew. So cute!

stephiedee on Nov 1, 2019:

Hi, me again! πŸ˜† Thank you for the magical Halloween card! We had a quiet night and just about ate all the candy we bought for ourselves, lol.

stephiedee on Oct 31, 2019:

Ha! Well, wonders never cease. I'm glad it showed up, too. I can stop giving the PO the stink eye for now. 😏

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