Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2019 4:27 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2017
Last Online: November 18, 2019
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 four. We are a close family and enjoy movies, TV, museums, family game nights, and just hanging out together.

I work in an office with a long commute. I love my job (international logistics) but it can be stressful. Crafting and creating helps me stay sane!

6-4-2019 I'll be cutting waaaay back on my Swap-bot activities for a while... Summer is my busy season at work and this year I am also expecting out-of-town company (my daughter and her family - yay!). I'll be checking in but not swapping much until Fall.

12-15-2018 My dad is doing much better! I'm still stopping by his place every day to do some things for him but I am back to staying at my own house. Thankfully, things are getting back to normal.

11-15-2018 PLEASE NOTE - My dad is in the hospital and I am staying with him and taking care of my mom. I don't expect to be late with any outgoing swaps but I may get a little behind on rating. I will get caught up as soon as I can. Thank you for understanding.

6-9-2018 It's that time of year again... Summer is the busiest season in my business and I usually end up working a lot of hours. Time for me to cut back on my swaps for a bit.

12-29-2017 I'm back from vacation and things are starting to get back to normal. It was pretty hectic there for a while... If I haven't rated you for something please check with me. I've been trying hard to stay on top of the incoming mail but something may have slipped through the cracks. I hope everyone had a happy holiday!

12-21-2017 I'll be on vacation until the 28th (I'm so excited to be visiting my daughter and her family in Virginia!) I'm caught up on my outgoing swaps but for anything coming in I won't be able to rate until the end of next week. Happy Holidays everyone!


My main interest at Swap-bot is postcards. I enjoy making and receiving handmade postcards, but I've come to enjoy the store-bought postcards nearly as much. I'm not really a collector... I just enjoy seeing pretty / arty / uplifting cards in my mailbox! 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.

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 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 just starting to get into some tea swaps. I've been trying to cut down on my coffee drinking and so I'm drinking more tea. My favorite tea is chai but I'd love to try all kinds!

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. I have a couple of art journals that I play around in. 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!); Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang or other sweet-natured comics; 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 (my tastes run to sci-fi / fantasy)

Movies / TV - Star Wars; Star Trek; Back to the Future; Ghostbusters; White Christmas; Indiana Jones; Guardians of the Galaxy; My Neighbor Totoro; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Princess Bride; The Birdcage; The Good Place; The Big Bang Theory; Brooklyn Nine Nine; (I seem to prefer action / adventure / funny / nerdy stuff!)

Music - Radiohead; Muse; Metric; The Dear Hunter; Panic at the Disco; Mother Mother; Amanda Palmer; Beach House; AFI; Keane; The Killers (mostly Alternative)


jessnewson98 rated for First & Last Lines No. 15 on Nov 16, 2019
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the postcard! It must be a sign for me to retry reading the book, Good Omens! Did you love it?
Response: Well my digital library loan expired before I could finish it unfortunately. I do plan to check it out again when I have a little more time for reading. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
djcamp04 rated for Big 4-0 Paper Party on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great paper & ephemera assortment!! Just went through it and I’m sure I’ll go back again and see something I missed the first time. Love those colorful leaves! Did you make those yourself? So cool. Thanks for such a great swap!
Response: I got the leaves at a really cool second hand shop in Houston called Art Asylum. It's a great place for artists (not that I consider myself an artist), you never know what you'll find there. I'm glad the package made it there ok... Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the tea! A tea hag is just someone who loves tea - me! It's snowy here and very cold (14 degrees this afternoon)! I think I will be sending this postcard to the owner. That doesn't happen very often for me! Yay!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Hope you had a great day with your daughter! And found lot of things to craft! ♥
ppiiku rated for Quick Tea and Washi Swap #1 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Loved the owl card too :)
Comment: Oh apparently, I love that set too!!!!!!! Thank you! So adorable!
Comment: Thank you for the posties! I have to admit that I want to keep the UNC postie for myself. LOL. UNC Chapel Hill is my alma mater. You're awesome!
CroLaneyL rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2019 on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!! :)
Comment: Love the Pochacco postcard.
Comment: Wow! These envelopes are gorgeous! It looks like you have some really neat calendars! Thank you so much for your swap ~ I can't wait to use these :) 💖
Comment: Thank you for the PC! I've been out of town so I apologize for the late rating. The poem is so adorable! I can't believe you've held the cardboard for a year!
Comment: Thankyou for the beautiful card of the Luna moth - I would much rather see one of these than the alligators you mentioned! You will just have to keep looking! All the best, Tracy.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Haven't tried the pumpkin waffle mix, yet, but will have to make a special trip to Trader Joe's before pumpkin season is over.
CaseyErin rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2019 on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Lotusemilia rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I think I'll like the orange & spice as well. Thanks for the extra halloween stickers too! Very cute.
MelbourneGirl rated for WIYM: ORANGE POSTCARD SWAP #1 on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable postcard! Hope your fall is beautiful :) :)
BMitchell1978 rated for Christmas Cards in September on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card
Froggy2974 rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful teas and the beautifully decorated envelope.
Comment: Thank you so much...so sorry I hit wrong button. Everything was great. Thanks for letting me know.

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stephiedee on Nov 1, 2019:

Hi, me again! 😆 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. 😏

stephiedee on Oct 26, 2019:

Oh good! I'm happy the resend made it. Guess the postal machines liked the taste of the first one too much.

Soph on Oct 10, 2019:

Your owl card from the OMAE Handmade Postcard Tag is simply wonderful. Thank you so much!

kiddomerriweather on Sep 18, 2019:

Thank you for the OMAE PC Plus tag. I was so thrilled to get it in the mail today. The box you used is so colorful and fun! I love the witch and faux stamp you drew. It was such a great PC to receive!

Artstamper on Aug 13, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful OMAE Handmade PC. It's very creatine and I like it a lot! I especially love getting a little sparkle in the mail.

goosey on Aug 7, 2019:

many thanks for the wonderful omae paper bomb and super fun envie! esp the darling fish on the back!

CurlyTea on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

weatherwax on Jun 19, 2019:

Wohoo :) Thank you so much for a fabulous and cheerful envelope!! I just love e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I will use nearly all of it. Paddington I have to hoard though :)

Thanks a lot (OMAE Paper Bomb Tag)!

susieq11 on May 27, 2019:

Thank you very much for the PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! They are both great and I love your mail art!!! xxxx

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