Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 3:55 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2017
Last Online: October 1, 2022
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 3 months to 17. We are a close family and enjoy movies, TV, museums, parks, festivals, family game nights, and just hanging out together.

9-23-2022 Busy season at work is winding down... or is it? I'm still feeling pretty brain dead at the end of most days. I just want to relax - read or watch TV. Can't get motivated to do much. I'm hoping that I'll feel more energized once it starts to cool off. Fall is always my favorite time of year to get out and DO!


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; Emma Bull; 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; You've Got Mail; Indiana Jones; Guardians of the Galaxy; My Neighbor Totoro; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Princess Bride; The Birdcage; Knives Out; The Good Place; Abbott Elementary; Brooklyn Nine Nine; Severence; Parks and Rec, Ted Lasso, Ghosts, Only Murders in the Building (I seem to prefer action / adventure / funny / nerdy stuff!)

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


mchesser12 rated for ABC USA Postcard G for: on Sep 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cute gnome postcard… he is so cute!!! I am also ready for cooler temps.
Comment: Thank you for the neat postcard! The quote is great!
explore rated for ABC USA - Postcard F for: on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your fiesta postcard purchased from a local craft fair. I love it.
catlingmex rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #14 on Sep 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing all of these lovely items with me! Of course the postcard is absolutely gorgeous, as is the washi, and the tea sounds delicious. And it was a beautiful touch how you decorate the letters in my name on the envelope to look like leaves. This was a wonderful envie to open—hope I get you as a partner again! lol
Comment: Thanks for the swap, and sorry about your hot and muggy weather! We are the opposite, we have had a cool summer and all it does is rain!
LadyJo rated for CPG Aug 22 SCPC - Global on Aug 24, 2022
Comment: I agree ready for the next season, so it is warm days but cool nights. Not so Humid! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you very much Lisa, for the oversized PC of Museum of natural science. I bet it's a fascinating place to see!
Comment: Thank you! So sorry for my late rate!!
BobaBarb rated for My Favorite Washi #1 on Apr 24, 2022
Comment: thanks for sending
Comment: I'm hoping to go to Dallas, then Houston in 2024. First for the eclipse, then my husband wants to visit a book friend in Houston. Maybe I will get to the Velvet Taco. Yum!
Comment: Hi Lisa! Thank you for the adorable vintage Easter pc. Hope you had a nice weekend.
Beckster rated for CPG QUICKIE: 5 Washi Samples - US on Apr 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute samples and the unicorn card!
Comment: Thanks for the great fox card. I love wolves and foxes.
Lolcw rated for My Favorite Washi #1 on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the extras!
Chaosfay rated for CPG Daily Q's PC #12 - US on Mar 13, 2022
Comment: OMG A NASA POSTCARD!!!! This has made my day. Day is done. Perfect.
agatamm rated for Blind, quick tea swap 21 on Mar 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a great selection of tea, can't wait to try all of them!
Comment: So sorry for the late rate! Life got a little crazy :) I appreciate the swap!
carrotkate rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #21 on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: It took me a minute to figure out where the card was from - Then I realized it was a painting of kangaroos!
Comment: I love small art markets, yes! I don't go as often as I would like, but when I do, I have a great time, too. Thanks for your nice note!
Ryleighsmom rated for CPTG: 2 for 2/22/22 Global on Feb 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much!! ❤️❤️

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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! 🦋

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! 😆 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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