Swap-bot Time: March 8, 2021 1:41 pm


Date Joined: February 27, 2018
Last Online: November 6, 2019
Birthday: September 2
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! My name is Michele. I am 48 and a SAHM. I have a seven and a eight-year-old son and daughter, a Maltese and a DH of 11 years.

I am from Los Angeles and recently moved to the Central Coast of California (near Paso Robles/wine country). We are halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. We live across from a vineyard and I am a bit obsessed with wine right now.

I have also lived in Philadelphia, San Francisco and New York City. I love anything relating to or from these cities, as well as LA and CA.

I love using inks and stamps. I’m a big fan of mixed media. Of course I love my markers! I am addicted to finding neat and unique images, stamps and cool embellishments for collage and ATCs. I spend a lot of time happy creating cards, ATCs, post crossing and journaling.

I am new to postcrossing and love it. I appreciate any and all postcards. My favorites, among others, include Lantern Press, Anderson Design Group, large letter city postcards, Ranger Doug, Buddhist and spiritual, concert or music, colorful, unique tourist, cryptozoology (Yetis, etc.), anthropomorphic, beach and ocean themed, airline, book themed, Shinzi Katoh, Jetoy cats, colorful, modern, political, feminist. I am not offended easily. I am fine with artistic nudity (no porn/vulgar).

I have a collection of political buttons dating back to Grover Cleveland. I collect from all districts, states, countries and parties.

I love to read and love books. I started reading and watching Harry Potter for the first time recently. I am reading with my kids and I am absolutely Harry Potter obsessed. I also love to read political and historical non-fiction, oral histories and historical fiction. I have recently been on a comedy/improv binge, reading lots of books about and by comedians. It has been fun! Barbara Kingsolver, Ernest Hemingway and David Halberstam are my favorite authors.

Dave Matthews is the soundtrack of my life. I also love John Mayer, Tom Petty, Eddie Vedder, Lucinda Williams, the Grateful Dead, Rolling Stones, Green Day, Patty Griffin, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rachael Yamagata, Pink, Cold Play et al.

I love sports, especially baseball and football. Go Eagles! Also (big) Yankees, Dodgers and Flyers fan. I LOVE game 7s.

ABCs of ME

Anderson Design Group, Alice in Wonderland, Aliens, Athena

Buddha, Bohemian, Bees, Bluegrass, Baseball, the Beach

Cryptozoology, Craftsy, Collage, California, Cartoons

Dragonflies, Dodgers, Dave Matthews, Deer, Decopage

Eagles (bald and Philadelphia), England, Eclectic

Flamingos, F. Scott Fitzgeralds, Flappers, Feet (not in a weird way), Farms

Galaxy, Guitars, Goats, Grateful Dead

Harry Potter, Hemingway, Heroes, Hydrangea

Islands, Interesting, Ideas, Iguanas

Journaling, John Mayer and Oliver, Jofy Stamps, Jetoy

Kraft Paper, Kids, Kangaroos, Ken Oliver

Lantern Press, Llamas, Lanters, Letter Press

Mid Century Modern, Music, Mixed Media, Modge Podge

Neptune, Nice People, New Techniques

Palm Springs, Psychedelic, Poseidon, Postcards, Postage Stamps, Purple, Peace, Peonies

Queen of Hearts, Quiddich, Quality, Quails

Rain, Retro, Robots, Rollerskates, Rustic, Rainbows

Sirius Black, Sloths, Sports, Silver, Science, Steampunk, Spikes, Spectrum Noir

Tables, Tim Holtz, The Twenties, Tea

Umbrellas, Unicorns, Uniterian

Vintage, Victory Sign, Violet, Vineyards

Wine, Water, Wizard of Oz, Wild Animals, Women's Suffrage, Women's Rights

Xanadu, eXtras (giving and receiving)

Yellow, Yeti, Yankees

Zebras, Zeus, Zen

So glad to have found this site! Looking forward to creating and swapping with you! xo, Michele


Comment: Very disappointed not to have received anything
ButterflyLover rated for Swaps ~ Dear Holiday Diary on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Sent PM on 2/19, sitting unread. Swap marked sent 1/30/2019. Still haven't received it. User hasn't logged in in over a month. (was archiving swaps and came across this one. Sorry for the delay.) Will change rating if/when received.
Singske rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #12-Int'l on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Too much love in one envie! Thanks a lot for everything. Love the stamps!!! Have a great weekend! 💌
Comment: Thank you for the L-O-V-E postcards, the extra, & the prancing unicorns, Michele. All delightful. It was sweet of you to do a re-send, although I'd have been happy to wait until the originals finally came home from the airport!
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of cards for this swap.
shirleyinCA rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #3 on Jan 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for very nice postcards and the beautiful butterflies! Really love that antique and much loved teddy bear card!
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 60! on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Ty! ☺️ Sorry for the late rating!
texdel rated for SS- Look For Circles Day on Jan 4, 2019
Comment: Love the card. Thanks so much.
soccer8s rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 69! on Dec 24, 2018
jeka396 rated for WIYM: Blind Envie Swap #2-USA on Dec 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for this blind envie! I can’t wait to send off these postcards into the world!
Comment: Thanks for the scavenger hunt items, Michele. I loved them, right down to the beautiful envelope you used for the recipes, which were interesting. I hope you have a lovely Xmas.
Comment: Thank you!
Kraftylady777 rated for Card With a Profile Surprise on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much
SashaMae rated for Card With a Profile Surprise on Dec 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
geordiebaker rated for New penpals & a photo on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you
ksperline90 rated for Card With a Profile Surprise on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! LOVE the flakes!
Comment: Thank you! I hope you had fun exploring. :) San Luis Obispo is a fun place! Did you go to the gum wall?
Comment: Thanks for the resend. I'm sorry my mail messed up and it all went missing. I have been to SF, but never for fun. I used to deliver beer down there :)

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lou on May 13, 2019:

Glad you’ve returned and very sorry to learn of your recent losses, take care

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


katmandu on Sep 29, 2018:

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Happy September Birthday!


mandigutterrose on Jun 27, 2018:

I received my state seal pc back, thanks for joining!!

nsciambi on Jun 16, 2018:

I came across this link today and thought of you: https://style.disney.com/living/2018/06/13/incredibles-2-home/

yvonne401 on Jun 16, 2018:

Welcome to Swaps in the U.S.A.! It's great to have you here!



ladydy5 on Mar 8, 2018:

Welcome to Artistically Inclined enjoy our group

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