Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 11:19 am


Date Joined: February 11, 2020
Last Online: March 20, 2023
Birthday: December 13
Country: Germany

About Me

Hi! I live in Germany and love finding something other than ads and bills in my mailbox. :) I used to host and participate in swaps between 2003 and 2007 in Yahoo! Groups, one of which I co-ran for a couple of years. Early in 2020 I was reminiscing about those times and came across Swap-bot. Shortly after, the pandemic hit and rediscovering swapping ended up being the highlight of my year.

I'm now in my mid-30s, no children, but I still love cute and beautiful stationery, stickers, and writing supplies! Some more things I enjoy are:
- Flow Magazine
- childhood stories and illustrations
(for example, I love the stories I grew up with by Astrid Lindgren and their classic illustrations by Ilon Wikland)
- the MBTI - I'm an INFP!
- history
- learning about different people and cultures
- languages (working on Spanish and Russian)
- traveling!


I grew up in the US and have been living in Germany for over 12 years. I have been to quite a few cities in Europe, but am determined to see many more. I really enjoy northern cities like Reykjavík, Dublin, and Amsterdam, but also love the south of France and places with Mediterranean flair.

Top 5 places I want to go:
- south of Spain
- Norway
- Sweden
- Russia
- and Provence while the lavender is blooming!


Swap-bot has been amazing at getting me in touch with my creativity! Through swaps I have learned about and made my first ATCs, mini pocket letters, flipbooks, zines, and lots of decorated envelopes. I have so many ideas and things I still want to try and I love making something special for my swap partners. Before joining Swap-bot I didn't know about clear stamps or die cutting machines, but now I have both. It's amazing how quickly craft and stationery supplies can accumulate once you have an excuse to buy them! Especially washi tape rolls... I'm pretty sure those things multiply quicker than rabbits!


I'm not picky, but if you need ideas for a swap, I love to receive all sorts of paper goodies, such as:

  • nice used postage stamps
  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • vintage ephemera
  • interesting book pages, especially from old children's books
  • cut-outs
  • die cuts
  • tags
  • journaling cards
  • embellishments
  • paper clips
  • letter and note paper
  • envelopes
  • postcards

I love bright colors, but also cute pastels and subdued earthy tones. My favorite colors are turquoise, burgundy, light greens, and dusty pinks.

I love big bold florals and cute illustrations. I'm especially into cute dinosaurs and love foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels, and other woodland critters and themes, like mushrooms and Autumn leaves.

An ABC of themes I like:

A – Animals, Adventure, Autumn, Advent
B – Butterflies, Buttons, Berries, Bicycles, Books, Botanical
C – Color, Cuteness, Citrus, Clouds, Coffee
D – Dinosaurs, Dragons, Daydreams, Doodles
E – Europe
F – Family, Flowers, Florals, Foxes, Food
G – Gnomes, Gingerbread
H – Hygge, History, Hedgehogs, Houses
I – Illustrations, Introverts
J – Jokes
K – Keepsakes, Keys
L – Love, Letters, Lists, Languages, Lemons
M – Matryoshkas, Mushrooms, Mysteries, Mediterranean
N – Night, Nature
O – Oceans
P – Paper, Pens, Positivity, Patterns, Plants, Piglets, Penguins, Polar Bears
Q – Quotes, Quiet
R – Rainbows, Rain
S – Seas, Shells, Sunshine, Stars, Snow, Squirrels, Snails, Sarcasm
T – Travel, Trees, Thrifting, Tea
U – Umbrellas, Upcycling
V – Violet, Velvet, Vintage
W – Washington (State), Waterfalls, Woodlands, Wildflowers, Westies
X – Xenophilia
Y – Yesteryears, Yore
Z – Zoological

I especially enjoy illustrated postcards and nice postage stamps.

I really love so many different things, so don't worry too much and feel free to surprise me. I love seeing your personal touch!


anicka22 rated for ESO: Christmas Postcard #2 on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you very, very much
Comment: Thank you for the nice Chrismas swap :) I love the snowflakes stickers <3
ashanti2106 rated for ESO: Christmas Postcard #1 on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and message. It's going to be a quiet Christmas this year. Time has really flown,
addieixmarie rated for December Birthday Card on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Donate, I love the adorable Birthday card that you sent me for this swap!! :) The lovely message that you wrote me inside just made my entire day!! I also just ADORE the stickers that you sent as well! Everything is so perfect! Thank you so so much, I am so grateful and appreciative<3<3 I hope your birthday is just as amazing as you are!! <3<3
me2az50 rated for December Birthday Card on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute Birthday Card and the butterflies. Thank you for the lovely note. Happy Belated Birthday., hope you had a great day.
Response: Thank you for the nice rating. I'm glad you liked my card. My birthday is still coming up in the middle of the month. I hope you have a lovely month and a great birthday when the time comes! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelopes - I'm so excited to open them!
Response: Thank you! I'm happy to hear they've arrived and hope you'll enjoy them. 😊❤️
nancylee rated for WIYM: Home made Fall Postcard on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: What a great card- we both love gnomes and they look so cozy in the fall leaves- thank you!
Response: Thank you! I'm very happy you liked it. 😊❤️
Jbondbull rated for WIYM: Philatelists Unite on Oct 22, 2022
Comment: I always like getting German stamps for my collection. Thankyou.
Response: Thank you! Glad to hear you received and enjoy the stamps.
Jbee rated for autumn mini flip bookled on Oct 14, 2022
Comment: Herzlichen dank fuer das schoene bookled! wunderschoen. ich liebe den herbst die farben, die pilze... habs gut! danke fuers mitmachen.
Response: Vielleicht sind dir ein paar Elemente bekannt vorgekommen? Ich hatte den gestempelten Igel und die kleine Blätter von einer vergangene Herbst-Post von dir! Vielen Dank und herzliche Grüße!
Comment: Hey du liebe! ganz lieben dank fuer deine wunderbare post! so viel schoenes und gebasteltes. Wuensche dir einen schoenen herbst. alles liebe, Jill ps: danke fuers joinen von meinem swap.
Response: Vielen Dank! Freut mich, dass es dir gefallen hat. Danke für die tolle Swap!
Comment: Thank you SO much for such a fun swap!! I LOVE the extra stickers, they fit me perfectly!!! And the stamp themed items were fabulous as well! That's pretty cool that it came to me from so far away yet so close to home :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I was so excited when I saw your address. Have a great weekend! 😊❤️
Comment: Thank you for the cute (Swedish!!) postcard ❤️
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! ❤️
Swan rated for WIYM: Animal Postcard #2 Int'l on Aug 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute squirrels! We have the grey ones everywhere.
Response: Thank you! I'm glad it reached you. ❤️
RockyBeach rated for ESO: Postage Stamp mailart on Aug 24, 2022
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für deine erste (und vielleicht nicht die letzte) Inkbox Karte! Die ist dir gelungen. So viele Briefmarken, langweilig sind sie in keinem Fall! Danke. Ein kleines Highlight auf dem Umschlag ist auch deine gemalte "langweilige" Briefmarke :)
Response: Vielen Dank! Ich freue mich sehr, dass es dir gefallen hat. 😊❤️
ScrapHappyGabi rated for WIYM: PC from a Museum on Aug 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you ! This museum looks very fun! We have a science museum in my region and it has exhibits that you can touch and experiment with. Very fun for kids and adults too!! I hope you are enjoying the last weeks of Summer! Uni classes begin on 6th September for us here!!
Response: Thank you! I hope you're enjoying the last weeks of summer, too! ❤️
mejulia rated for WIYM: Animal Postcard #2 Int'l on Aug 14, 2022
Comment: What a magnificent deer, thank you.
Response: Thank you! ❤️
Comment: I got it today! I love it! It came such a long way, I had not realized you were in Germany! Have a wonderful weekend!
Response: You are so sweet! Thank you! I'm glad you got it. Have a lovely weekend! ❤️
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Paper Clip Hearts on Mar 26, 2022
Comment: Hi Donate! Your heart clips are so pretty! Love the little prints and the sentiments, too. My absolute favorite is the tiny one--so cute! Thank you so much for your lovely note--I loved hearing about your decision to move back to Germany. My mother's family came from Frankfort. Through ancestry.com, I actually found my mother's parents and siblings listed on a ship's manifest coming to America. I hope we're partnered again very soon and can continue our correspondence.
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. 😊 That's really neat that you found the ship's manifest! I love stuff like that. Have a great week! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! It looks beautiful! I'm really looking forward to Spring as well!
Response: Thank you! Spring is such a mood booster. Hope you're seeing some sunshine where you are! ❤️
Vickyen rated for WIYM: FLOWERS POSTCRD SWAP on Mar 17, 2022
Comment: Hi Donate! Love your flower pc and thank you so much for the sweet comment about Jemma! Sadly they are 13 hours away by car and I am not retired yet, so flying all the time will not happen until next year when I am retired! LOL! I am planning on being back out in June, so that is not that far off, but still... She will change so much in that time, but I am very thankful for photos and FaceTime! My daffodils are blooming and they make me so happy! There is at least 100 in bloom and more that have not opened just yet - yipppeee! Spring is right around the corner and that makes me happy! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thank you for the nice comment! I'm glad you like the postcard. Yes, we are so lucky to live in a time where photos, video calls, etc. are easy for keeping in touch and especially for things like keeping up with your new granddaughter! Hugs and happy swapping to you too! ❤️

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Stargazer008 on Aug 24, 2022:

Oh what a wonderful surprise... so lovely to hear from your. I am really glad (and also a bit proud LOL) that you still enjoy my flipbook ... wow!!! Hope you have an amazing summer and even more I hope to see you in a swap again. :))))))

weatherwax on Feb 11, 2021:

Du hast heute Swap-bot Jubiläum :) :) Gratuliere!!

weatherwax on Dec 24, 2020:

Frohe Festtage!!!! Hab ein wunderbares und gemütliches Weihnachtsfest, genieße die Feiertage und bleib gesund!

Alles Liebe <3

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

noname13 on Dec 13, 2020:

🎄 Hallo Donate, vielen Dank für deine "Danke-Karte" mit dem Weihnachtsmarkt. Der fehlende Weihnachtsmarkt dieses Jahr ist echt wirklich schade, ich bin sonst mindestens dreimal die Woche abends nach Feierabend einfach auf einen Glühwein und eine kleine Leckerei. Ich liebe einfach die Gerüche auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt. Liebe Grüße aus Braunschweig, Andrea 🎄

thisismeAXiD on Dec 2, 2020:

Happy birthday

LadyJo on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday post card! I had a wonderful day! The kids even got me an ice cream cake! Yum!

LavenderSprinkles on Sep 23, 2020:

Thank you!

djcamp04 on Aug 27, 2020:

Thank you @LiliLuv Dad’s card did arrive today! He is still enjoying his birthday month. Thank you for helping put a smile on his face. ❤️

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