Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2020 12:35 am


Date Joined: February 11, 2020
Last Online: November 23, 2020
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 of couple years. Earlier this year I was reminiscing about those times and came across Swap-bot. It has been the highlight of my year to rediscover swapping on here!

I'm now in my mid-30s, no children, and 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 10 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 in the summer 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, 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. At the beginning of the year 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. How have I gotten so many rolls of washi tape in a matter of months? I love it!


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

  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • die cuts
  • cut-outs
  • tags
  • journaling cards
  • embellishments
  • paper clips
  • vintage ephemera
  • interesting book pages, especially from old children's books
  • used postage stamps
  • 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 peachy pinks.

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

An ABC of themes I like:

A – Animals, Adventure, Advent
B – Butterflies, Buttons, Berries, Bicycles, Books, Botanical
C – Color, Cuteness, Candy, 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 cute or beautiful 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!


Comment: Hello Donate, Thank you for the very cool and bold card, I love it! Both sides of the card where great, thank you and happy Holidays!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad you liked it, because I tried some new things for decorating and wasn't too confident. I will keep practicing.😉❤️
Comment: Thank you dor the funny card. Hope you will have a cozy christmas as well
Response: Thank you! 🙂
Murras01 rated for WIYM: Impromptu postcard on Nov 14, 2020
Comment: Hallo! Thank you so much for the post! I love the card & great stamps. The guy in the middle is totally 'styling' for that year. LOL. You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful area & hope you make that drive in 2021. Thanks again & I wish you all the best.
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad it has reached you. Wishing you a cozy, healthy holiday season! ❤️
Comment: Danke, ach wie wunderbar :) :) oh, wo soll ich denn beginnen... Richard Scarry Deko, bereits am Kuvert <3 und dann das herrliche Alphabet. Ich liiiiebe die "K" Karte, Deine Kreativität und vor allem die Vielfalt! Danke für das tolle Kuvert und dass Du Dir die Mühe gemacht hast, sogar extra mein Profil miteinzubeziehen ( Peanuts, Igel,..) Thank you so much & have a fabulous weekend :)
Response: Ich freue mich so sehr, dass es Dir gefallen hat! 🥰 Ich kenne Dein Profil mittlerweile ziemlich gut und habe mich deshalb auch gefreut Dich als Swap-Partnerin zu kriegen. Hat echt Spaß gemacht! Pass auf Dich auf und hab einen schönen Sonntag! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and for translating it for me. Yes, "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" for certain, I suppose I would need to ponder the meaning of your postcard further to decide if that's the case for me too. :) My husband and I are well - I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy too, take care!
Response: We are doing alright so far, thank goodness! Wishing you a cozy, healthy holiday season! ❤️
Kraftylady777 rated for My Favourite Stamp on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Got the re-send. Thank you so much! I love the swap and all the care you put into it. Stay safe! Hugs, Kim :o)
Response: I'm so glad you got it! Thank you for your kindness and patience! Have a cozy holiday season and stay well! ❤️
Comment: Schon wieder ein Swap den ich on dir bekommen durfte! :D Vielen Dank, ich mag die Sticker die du mitgeschickt hast sehr gerne :)
Response: Das freut mich, dass dir die Sticker gefallen! 😊
Tuutis rated for SIE: Early Christmas postcard ⛄ #2 on Nov 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you, so stylish card and such a sweet message! I wish lovely, safe holiday season to you as well!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked it. 😊❤️
Stargazer008 rated for EML: Postcard Swap #8 on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: Danke für die schicke Postkarte!Ich bin so froh über das Wahlergebnis! Hoffe jetzt wird alles wieder "normal". Und jetzt wünsch ich Dir einen entspannten Abend.
Response: Ich bin auch so froh und erleichtert. Ich danke Dir und wünsche Dir noch eine gute Woche!
Comment: You did really good job writing all the entry. I hope you really have fun doing it and feeling positive and happy :) Thanks for participating in this swap
Response: Thank you! The prompts were really good. :)
romyisa78 rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #5 on Nov 6, 2020
Comment: vielen lieben dank, pass auf dich auf und bleib gesund
Response: Du auch! ♥️
Comment: Danke für deine schöne Karte! Musste in der Grundschule stricken, ich war da erbärmlich... Weihnachtsmarken muss ich auch noch bestellen, ich glaub, das mache ich auch gleich.
Response: Meine sind angekommen und werden fleißig benutzt. Schade, dass es nicht eine 60 Cent Variante gibt. Danke, dass du die Christmas Postcard Swaps organisierst! ♥️
Littleroo rated for Adult Coloring PC #100 INTL on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you its very pretty. You did a great job on it. I love the Snoopy stamp too.
Response: Glad you liked it and it reached you well! Take good care! ♥️
Fieke rated for SIE: Early Christmas postcard 🎄 #1 on Oct 30, 2020
Comment: Vielen dank fur die schöne Karte. Liebe gruße
Response: Freut mich,dass sie dich erreicht hat. Pass gut auf dich auf! ❤️
Catt007 rated for EML: Mini Autumn Envelope Flipbook on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flip book, it's fab. Happy Swapping 😀
Response: So glad to hear it has reached you and that you like it! Thank you, take care! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the cute stickers x 💕
Response: Glad they've arrived! Thank you for the nice rating. :) Stay well! x
Inesrv rated for SiE: Advent Calendar #4 on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you Donate for this little gifts, can't wait to open them! I'll say something when I open them. Have a wonderful and cozy winter time :) love, Inês
Response: Glad they reached you safely. I hope you will enjoy them in December. Take good care! ❤️
mailfromjo rated for Germany Postcard Swap on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Vielen Dank für die schöne Postkarte, sie gefällt mir sehr! Bleib auch du sicher und gesund!:)
Response: Freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen hat. Fand sie auch ganz toll.
Comment: What a lovely card, thank you so much :-)
Response: Glad you like it! I feel like we are postcard buddies now! :)
meeltje57 rated for Private Orange Themed Swap on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Were do I begin to tell you how great and lovely your package is. From the second I received the box I fell in love with it. Opened it holding my breath. So many items, so carefully packed. I adore the paperclip, my name is on it ໒(❤‿❤)७. The chocolade, the tea, the tin and it's lovely contents. So sweet how you tucked in a few acorns. The stickers and the beautiful paper. The cats are so adorable. Need I say more? Also thanks for your sweet letter. This swap is perfect, what a gift!! Thank you so much, the orange brightens my workroom.
Response: Thank you for the lovely comment! I'm so happy I could put together something nice for you. Thank you for the wonderful swap! 🧡🧡🧡

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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. ❤️

Jessysutanto on Aug 5, 2020:

"It's always seems impossible until it's done." -Nelson Mandela

strawberrymilkmade on Aug 4, 2020:

You're so lucky to have moved to Germany from the US! I'm still here, but at least I'm in California. If you ever wish for a new pen pal (now or later, when the world is healed), feel free to reach out! :)

PS Yay Summer!

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strawberrymilkmade on Aug 4, 2020:

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Gold on Aug 4, 2020:

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”

– Theodore Roosevelt

strawberrymilkmade on Aug 4, 2020:

"There's nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons." Stephen Chbosky

Sending you happy tropical vibes & fancy baby umbrella drinks this summer! :)

Willowmoss on Aug 4, 2020:

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars-let it go to move forward” -CS Lewis It’s “OK not to be OK” Swap

katierose on Jul 30, 2020:

Thank you for your nice welcome message! I'm excited to be here. Maybe we'll be swap partners some day :)

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