Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2018 2:54 pm


Date Joined: January 13, 2017
Last Online: October 21, 2018
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!

6-9-2018 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 favories

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)


Comment: Thank you for these lovely Christmas cards. I will find a good use for them :)
chewytulip rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration- October on Oct 18, 2018
Comment: I really enjoyed the envelope art you did. :)
krisvog2000 rated for Tea Swap & Inspiration- October on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much. Loved the card, the inspiration, and the teas!!! I have not had either of those kinds before and I am so looking forward to trying and enjoying them!!!
Adventurer rated for CPG Handmade PC - Global on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Fun postcard and Thank you. Spring here, but too cool, can't wait for it to heat up :)
gojenn rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2018 on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: I think I got a card from you today - signed JB -? Apple cider cardboard. Thanks!!
Response: Yes, that was from me. I see I forgot to include my username... I'm sorry about that. Thanks for rating!
LadyCyr rated for Doodle me a face PC US on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: I love what you drew so very cool thank you
Comment: Thank you for the Mount Rushmore South Dakota PC. Enjoyed reading your message and I adore the autumn colors washi!
KatKit rated for Zazzle PC #1 on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Love the card. I also enjoy outdoors but have the opposite of too hot here. We seem to have skipped over fall weather and headed straight to winter.
Comment: I got this today! It made it, it had the wrong Zipcode 75070, not sure who that belongs too? lol But it made it!
Response: Yikes, I can't believe I did that! I guess I'm lucky it wasn't permanently lost... gotta give the postal credit. And thank you so much for your patience!
young46356 rated for WIYM: PINK POSTCARD on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Asian postcard.
Comment: I love cats! Thanks for the great PC :)
myancey rated for How's The Weather Today PC INT on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: thank u . i must ask how u obtained this pc. i have rcvd before but from this particular swapper. thank u so much. have a good day
Response: I got it in a swap but I don't remember which swapper it came from. I'm sorry you got a duplicate... I can send you another postcard if you like.
Comment: How did you know I love Italian Ice?! So refreshing. I can't wait for the hot weather to be over....very soon. Thanks for the chunk! xo
myancey rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2018 on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: i havent thought about otter pops since i was a kid in delaware. lol. we call them ice pops down here in south. thanks for the great memory. i remember they all had different names to. thanks
SunTradeToo rated for WIYM: CARDBOARD SWAP (POSTCARD) on Sep 10, 2018
uiltje rated for WIYM: WATERFALL POSTCARD SWAP on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC. It reminds me of a waterfall on Iceland: you can walk behind it. But there only a few trees on the island, that;s the big difference.
Corazon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2018 on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the “cool” chunk! My Granny kept similar treats in her freezer when I was a kid. Brings back sweet memories!
biphobe rated for B&W PCs AUGUST on Aug 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the super awesome city illustration postcard! I love every inch of it, this type of graphic design is among my favorites! :)
Response: I'm really glad you like it!
Comment: Thank you

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Prpldy on May 23, 2018:

Thank you so very much for the Tag: 2 PC in an envelope. Love them both!

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 13, 2018:

KSENiA on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you for sending my street art postcard back to me.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



wombatlady on Dec 4, 2017:

Got my postcard back today! Thanks so much. :-)

LoveThis on Nov 13, 2017:

i received my card today (week 6), thankyou very very mjuch :)

wombatlady on Nov 7, 2017:

Glad the PC arrived safely! The King Must Die is one of the Renaults I've read before, but I barely remember it, so I might as well reread next time I'm in a historical fiction mood!

myancey on Oct 25, 2017:

Hey hun. Thank you so much for the unassigned pc for pc roulette. Glad u enjoyed it , it's always been one of my faves. Have a great day!

VerreShana on Jun 23, 2017:
simcoe54 on Jun 6, 2017:

The two postcards arrived today and they are even more beautiful then the scans that you sent. Thanks so much for sharing.

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