Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2017 8:58 am


Date Joined: November 30, 2010
Last Online: October 21, 2017
Birthday: September 9
Country: United States
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I love Christmas postcards!

Chrisymas/Stocking Stuffer Wish List - fall or winter scented candles, EOS organic lip balm, new, store bought postcards, cookie cutters, Avon Imari powder or body spray, nice canvas tote bags, supplies for making ATC's, plain M & M's, dark chocolate (No Nuts) , small Amazon or Etsy gift, 1" or wider Washi tape, used foreign postage stamps (off paper).

I collect business cards,

  • animal related - kennels, zoos, vets, breeders, kennel clubs, farms, groomers, pet shops, etc

  • food related - restaurants, bakeries, donut shops, private chefs farmers markets, etc.

  • music - instrument sales, repairs, musicians, orchestras, bands etc

  • Etsy shops, hand made crafts, flea markets, auction houses, antiques, etc.

  • please check my dislikes!

I am 59 and single.

I collect postcards (more about that, later). I run a group called Animal and Nature Postcards. If you collect postcards in those categories and have good ratings you are welcome to join!

I am also hosting an Alphabet Postcard swap series through Whats In Your Mailbox. That is a great group and they have tons of great swaps. Please join us - the alphabet postcard swaps are for 1 letter a week!

I have a wonderful kitty. Her name is Precious, and she really is just that! Precious! She is a very active cat, and she is also really snuggly. I love her to pieces!

Years ago I bred and showed Shih Tzus, so I adore anything Shih Tzu or with a Shih Tzu on it!

I am disabled and suffer from chronic moderate to severe pain. It has begun to impact my life more and more lately. I have Fibromyalgia, diabetes with complications, and degenerative joint disease, to name a few problems. I am legally blind in my right eye. During the bad weather I am pretty much housebound.

I have good days, bad days, and awful days. But I do my best to live every day the best I can, with the Lord's help. I don't know where I would be without Jesus.

RATINGS: I always send my swaps out before the send by date. I always rate my swaps. If you are going to be late in sending for any reason, please PM me - that is really important. It can make the difference between a 3 and a 5... things do happen in life that are beyond our control.

If you do not receive a swap from me PLEASE PM me before rating me. I send all type 3 swaps with a delivery confirmation. Thanks!

Favorite Crafts

RUBBER STAMPING - I started rubber stamping when I was a young teen - buying my first stamps from The Boston Stamp Company. That was WAAAAAY before stamping became the art that it is today! I made simple cards and decorated my pen pal stationery with them.

Over the years I have hosted hundreds of swaps! It was so much fun, and very time consuming to run 4-6 swaps a month!

I started teaching classes, ran a stamping group for children, and became a demonstrator for Sweet Celebrations, which is no longer in business. I really loved their stamps!

FAVORITE COLORS: earth tones, browns, blues, greens,tan, paper with inclusions

FAVORITE RUBBER STAMPS: realistic, mostly. I love flowers, dogs, cats, horses, and nice sayings.I prefer unmounted stamps from Angel Companies

I enjoy making ATCs and am always looking for small things to use in making them.

I enjoy working with used postage stamps. Also use them for ATCs and rubber stamped cards!

Likes and Dislikes

I do not need any kind of printed/scrapbooking or fancy papers. I have 2 4 drawer cabinets full..........


I collect Cookie Cutters - everything except halloween related. I would love a dog bone, dog house, dogs, cat, sun, bird, fruit and or vegetables, hearts, etc

candles, especially with fall/winter scents. Nothing fruity or flowery. mulled apple cider, spices, Christmas scents, etc.

CANCELLED POSTAGE STAMPS from countries other than the USA, off paper preferred

1/4" Miracle Tape by VivaLasVegasStamps

dog postcards

flavored decaff coffee

herbal teas

small embellishments for ATCs

anything Shih Tzu

dark chocolate (plain - no nuts please)


PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME: Items related to:








foul language,


zodiac signs

Hello Kitty


Cartoon Characters,


FLAKERS and other information


@TR Monthly Profile Based PC Swap March


@sibbitgal now partially suspended. Lets Swap Washi Tape #3 ANGELED by Zoey

@babycakes76 fully suspended. Flaked on ten people in my Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap

@texasangel for the Pick-a-Pack (penpal Stuff) USA #2 http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/rating.php?id=106653

@endlosschliefe for the Fruity/Herbal Tea swap http://www.swap-bot.com/account/ratings.php?type=ones&id=30364

@Annelies for Christmas Card Express http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/rating.php?id=100973

@treksek ........shame on her for what she did to so many nice people who play fairly!! She flaked on me for the Fruity/Herbal Tea Swap.

@filmqueen3 partially suspended

@BRIGHT16 10 Sheet Sticker Swap - FULLY SUSPENDED

@dzaken for Prayer Swap

@kristinishere for I Love My Cat Photoswap

@Kievblonde for Quick 5 PC - account deleted!

@ellgee for Woodland Animal Postcard swap


POSTCARDS - Updated 8/15

I am always willing to do a private trade for postcards of:

Christmas themed

AUSTRIA - tourist sights, named scenic, famous buildings, native costumes, food, Christmas related, (NO city views)

Big Cats - lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, jaguars, lynx, bobcats servals, etc.




Flowers - close ups, arrangements

Horses single horse, portrait or head study preferred.

Nouvelles - multiple images




VINTAGE CARDS: the smaller, older cards




Flowers - close ups and arrangements - NO greeting cards

No handmade, ad or cartoon cards, please


zerosummons rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - C - USA on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
MCGalaxy rated for Send Anything: August -USA- on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: I was cleaning up and just found your swap. Thank you so much for all of the cards and postcards. I can never have too many of either one.
goinjenny rated for QUICK Christmas card #83 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras
crochetjunkie rated for KKL Flat Envelope Surprise! on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: I love it all!!! Thank you for wonderful kitty items!!
dawnakaulen rated for AN Dogs USA on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you! My parents have a chihuahua/dachsund mix named Gizmo.
goinjenny rated for AN: Alphabetical Animal Hunt "B" on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra washi samples
Comment: OH how i would love to go to the Carousel Museum in Binghamton! Love carousels! :) thank you for the wonderful card :)
squince rated for AN Dogs USA on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: I do have pets -- 4 cats :)
Luvslife3 rated for Postcard Swap - Birds - USA on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful yellow bird card!!
Tuutis rated for QUICK Christmas card #81 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much from this card!
Comment: I love the card you and your cat picked out for me--I wonder how long it took to get a photo of them all keeping their caps on or it they had to do considerable photo tricks to merge them into one card??? Even from the card, one can tell each cat has its own temperament and personality, especially if you look at their eyes. The golden tabby with its golden eyes reminds me of our Jerry--he had golden eyes which our vet said is rather rare. Oh, but they are beautiful. His name came from our already having one cat, named Thomas, I suddenly thought of Tom and Jerry cartoons, so we named him Jerry and we had Tom and Jerry! They were quite a pair! My Tom lived for 19 years!
goinjenny rated for Margo's Postcard Swap - BIG Cats on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you
goinjenny rated for AN: Alphabetical Animal Hunt "A" on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra
suepier rated for Postcard Swap - Birds - USA on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great bird card. I have never seen that kind of bird before.
EllieBeth8 rated for PH: Bird Scavenger Hunt on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!! Have a nice day!! Shelley
Comment: I've never been to Atlanta, Georgia. The heat and humidity make it very unappealing to me. Thank you for the card!
MelbourneGirl rated for Postcard Swap - Butterflies! on Oct 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the butterfly postcard. We love butterflies too and this postcard is very special <3 <3 <3
Comment: I used to have deer in my backyard too -- loved seeing them out the kitchen window. Thanks for such a fun card!
ainaignies rated for Postcard Swap - Flowers on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you
ainaignies rated for QUICK Christmas card #80 on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you

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simcoe54 on Oct 16, 2017:

Thanks for the 3 state related postcard that you sent for Animal and Nature Postcards - Postcard Tag as well as the 5 Jetoy cards for our private swap. All are awesome.

Babsmomof5 on Oct 10, 2017:

Thank you so much for the womderful postcards for the AN forum tag, I loved everything!

Highlander18 on Oct 2, 2017:

Adding to my Map collection. Thank you for the postcard trade!

lou on Oct 1, 2017:

Have a great new year ahead and many thanks for all you do for WIYM group!!

simcoe54 on Sep 27, 2017:

You are awesome. Thanks so much for the surprise map postcards. I love them and can't wait to add them to my collection.

Sharlie on Sep 22, 2017:

Thank you for all the Christmas postcards! I'm so excited to send them out!

Babsmomof5 on Sep 18, 2017:

Thank you, you incredibly awesome person, you! The postcards are wonderful, and the note was very kind. I really appreciate your thinking of me and sending such loveliness my way,

Lilpurplepig on Sep 12, 2017:

Thank you for the great handmade envies. I just love them and thank for being such a great swap hostess.

tcornell on Sep 12, 2017:

I'm not participating in the wish list in AWG this month, however, I was reading through them today to grant a couple wishes anyhow... When I read your list, I realized I am late, but wanted to wish you a happy birthday nonetheless! I hope it was a lovely day, and that this will be a lovely year for you as well.

zurdoswifey on Sep 10, 2017:

Thanks for the vintage lick & stick postage for my wishes in AWG...Sept

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