Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2020 4:09 am


Date Joined: July 16, 2015
Last Online: February 16, 2020
Birthday: August 10
Country: United States

About Me

PSA: original thread by @TC

This is the time of year when returning flakers show up - often with new profiles. We always see an increase in their return in September, October, and November.

Many of them have learned to get an early start on establishing a "legitimate" profile before the big holiday package swaps get started. They join a bunch of Type 1 and 2 swaps in the fall, get some good ratings, and then go flakey on the Christmas swaps.

Hosts would be wise to carefully check new profiles, and consider limiting package swaps or high dollar gift swaps to swappers with 20 or more Type 3 ratings.

Swappers should be careful about joining Christmas swaps with no rating requirement and of course always check your host's ratings, too.

October 2019: Only one piece of mail has gone missing, so that is an improvement. Still no word from the Postmaster even though I have left him a message to contact me. Still waiting.....

17 Aug 2019: Still no word from the PO about missing mail. It is still happening. Frustrating.... Not sure if they will contact me IF and when they discover the reason why mail is going missing. Sure would be nice though.

8/2/19 : I have been having an issue with my outgoing mail going missing. I have resent several swaps and those have not arrived to their destinations either. Not sure what is happening, as I have verified with the recipients their addresses, and the addresses were correct. I have contacted the PO, and they are going to look into the issue, but who knows what that will bring. Please contact me if you have not received a swap from me, if I haven't already contacted you. I am more than happy to resend a swap due to this happening. Thank you for your understanding....

I'm in my 50's. I love receiving snail mail. Some of my favorites are ATC's, PC's, cards and zentangle!

I live in Minnesota and I dislike winter (the cold, snow and sleet) so swapping helps me fill the void of the long winter days and nights. Summers are too short, and full of bugs. lol The humidity gets to me and thankfully not too many days have high humidity.

I don't have any food allergies that I am aware of, which is great! I like Chocolate and have discovered I have a sensitivity to it. This is not an allergy. I also like to have my daily cup of coffee and a relaxing cup of herbal tea is always nice. Iced tea is wonderful, too. Especially on warm days. Who remembers the old commercial "Take the 'Nestle Plunge' " and a guy with a glass of iced tea on a hot summer day would fall backwards into a pool? I didn't like tea in those days, but I sure do now!

Favorite Music

I have an eclectic taste of music, however I do not like rap, head-banging music or heavy metal music.

I love to listen to podcasts. Mostly true crime.


Swapping with Me: I will try to send out my items as soon as partners are selected, but if something doesn't make it to you, please let me know. Also, I sometimes put things in the mailbox at night and mark the swap sent, so it won't be Post Marked until the next day. So keep that in mind.

BEFORE rating. I want to make sure that you get the items! I want HAPPY partners. I keep a close watch on my swaps, and I usually will contact my partner before she/he contacts me concerning any possible mail mix-ups/hiccups. I will gladly re-send the swap to you. I would rather you receive two items than none at all!

PLEASE RATE UPON RECEIPT OF A SWAP....if all requirements of the swap are met, you must rate a 5. That is required of ALL swaps.

If you're going to be late in sending out a swap, I'm very understanding, so let me know. Communicate with me and we'll work something out.

If there is postage due on a swap I sent you, please let me know, and I will reimburse you.

I really love doing the Found Image swaps here on SB. Totally fun to search for items of interest.

POSTCARDS: I have collected quite a few to try to match up what possible future partners are interested in. What I would like sent to me are PC's such as something you have no use for. However, I am not interested in Ad/Free/Dirty (soiled) PC's. The PC's could be cartoon, funny, strange, "What the Heck?"-type, something you just don't know what to do with. Please don't send your PC's from another state that you don't live in. I have a ton of those.

My ABC's for swaps:

A: Aquamarine. Albus Dumbledore. Alex and Ani. A Christmas Carol.

B: Blue. Brown. Buttons. Bows. Boots. Bell- bottoms. Brothers. Book pages in other languages

C: Coffee. Charms. Chocolate. Colored pencils & pens. Cardinals. Crocheting. Clan of the Cave Bear book series. Caramels (Homemade especially!)

D: Diamonds. Dobby. Draco Malfoy. Dragons. Dragonflies. Dark Chocolate. Diamond Painting.

E: Elephants. Essential Oils. Emeralds. Envies. Edgar Allen Poe. Erumphant.

F: Finger-less Gloves. Frankincense E.O. Flamingos. Fred Weasley. Fairies.

G: Gems. Gnomes. Green. Gold. God. Gorilla's. George Weasley. Ginny Weasley. Giraffes. Gardening.

H: Homemade PC's & Cards. Hedgehogs. Honey. Harry Potter. Hermione Granger.

I: Ice Cream. Iceman. Invisibility Cloak. Ireland.

J: Jam. J.K. Rowling.

K: Kites. Kangaroos. Kittens.

L: Lavender. Lilacs. Lemurs. Lollipops. Lipstick. Luna Lovegood. Llamas.

M: Magenta. Myrrh E.O. Mom. Minerva McGonagal. Mermaids. Maxine.

N: Notecards, new or homemade. Napkins. Never-never land. Nordic Gnomes. Niffler.

O: Owls. Orange. Orangutans.

P: Postcards: Love Vanity Fair, Master Painters (Monet, Manet, Renoir, etc, unknowns, as long as the pics are fabulous, etc.), cute and funny. B & W are good also. Harry Potter PC's. Magical Beasts PC's. Purple. Pink. Pens, .07 fine line. Podcasts. Presents. Phoenix. Peppe` Le Pew. Princesses

Q: Quartz. Quidditch

R: Red. Rosemary. Ron Weasley. Remus Lupin. Rubeus Hagrid.

S: Stationery. Silly things. Sayings. Sloths. Sisters. Squashed Pennies/Nickels. Severas Snape. Sirius Black. Sapphires. Swapping. Swap-Bot.

T: Tea, no black or green tea, please. Tiny things. Themed Zines. Themed items. Trading cards. Themed tissue paper. Turtles. Teal. Thestrals. Toffee.

U: Unicorns. Unusual items. Ukulele.

V: Violets (the flower). Violet (the color). Violins. Velvet.

W: Washi tape. Woodland creatures. White.

X: ??

Y: Yellow. Yorkies, owned one for 14 years. She was a treasure.

Z: Zentangle. Zines.


Teacher/Reward Stickers. I have no need for these. Children's puffy stickers. Can't use them on envies and all my kids are grown and the grand-kids are too old for them also.

Dislike: Hello Kitty. Well, I don't dislike Hello Kitty. I just have no use for her. Mean people.

Sloppy work. If you wouldn't want to receive it, neither would I.

Collections and Crafts

I like to Crochet. I have made tablecloths and many, many doilies along with stuffed toys for my kids and grandkids. I have made quite a few wrist warmers and have even sold a few. What has been particularly popular is the Harry Potter house colors and NFL team colors. It's very relaxing and fun to do!

I have also gotten in on the dishcloth swaps here on SB. I have received very nice dishcloths here. I hope mine are well received.

Flakers and....

And ......


Comment: This card is so beautiful! Thank you so very much. I am so lucky to have an awesome friend! <3
suepier rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #2 on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Valentine card.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and for rating me! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for personalizing this swap with all the cats!!!! I love it!
Response: You are most welcome! So glad you noticed….. Have a magnificent day and happy swapping.....
Comment: To darn cute thank You for the goodies.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart.... have a magnificent day and Happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and ATC card you made for me!! I love how you decorated it!!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart and have a magnificent day and happy swapping...
theevidenceisme rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #2 on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sending this postcard my way and all the wonderful extra postcards you added in. I love them all! Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: So glad you liked everything! Thanks for the heart! Have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
Comment: Who knew just adding a scalloped border would make a plain old piece of cardboard super cute? I've eaten way too much chocolate in the last few days. So maybe that balanced diet is not the best for me. Thank you for the postcard!
Response: I have too! But is sooo gooood! Thanks for the heart and have magnificent day! Happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine's Day card. Sorry you have to work. Try and have a good day.
Response: You are most welcome! It worked out ok, I made some money. Have a magnificent day and happy swapping....
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2020 on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Happy Valentines Day!!
Response: Thanks for rating me! Happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for hosting!
Response: Thanks for joining in! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ for the cool Postcard! I have a chocolate secret crush myself !
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
Comment: Thank you! Have a Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping.....
Comment: Ahhhh!!!! This is soooooo pretty!!! I LOVE vellum paper cards so much! This is going into a frame and I need to go find some Houston antique stores with more PCs and cards! That'd be a fun adventure! :) I'm literally framing this one!
Response: I knew you'd like that card! It was a beaut! I am so glad you like it! Thanks so much for the heart! The vellum makes a wonderful card. Loved it too! Happy swapping.....
gizmodust rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #1 on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sending the coloring PC. Loved your note card with the fairy. I pretty much like anything fairy related. Good hearing from Minnesota. I was born and raised in Winona, MN and a piece of my heart will always be there. Thanks again.
Response: Winona is a very nice town to be raised in. I was born and raised in Minneapolis. Now I am about 5 miles north of there, after living many miles north of there for most of my life. Thanks for the heart and have a great day! Happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you for the cute piggy valentine and the extra goodies! Happy swapping!
Response: So glad you like! Thanks for the heart and happy swapping....
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and also for hosting these swaps. LOVE THEM
Comment: I love the card it looks like a watercolor illustration! Thank you for the stickers and holding so many lovely Valentine swaps! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.
Response: You are most welcome! Thanks for the heart! Glad to do it! Have a great day and happy swapping....
Comment: Your so kind. Thank you so much for all your help.
Response: You are most welcome! Any time you are in need, just ask away! Thanks for the heart! Happy swapping to you.....
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun card and all the great news! I am so happy for you! <3

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SeleneW on Jan 13, 2020:

Thank you for the journal and pretty card for my Birthday!

mandigutterrose on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you for angeling your swap (MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #4). You are an awesome host.

SeleneW on Jan 1, 2020:

SeleneW on Dec 25, 2019:

Merry Christmas to you as well!

kelliegirl6 on Dec 24, 2019:

Thank you for the angel card. I don’t think my partner actually flaked, but I appreciate your kindness!! 💚

bluecrayons on Nov 28, 2019:

MawBella on Nov 22, 2019:

Thank you so much for the angel for the Halloween card swap. So sweet of you.

Mimosagirl on Nov 20, 2019:

Thank you very much for angeling for the Halloween card. You are awesome! ❤️

Peaches12 on Oct 17, 2019:

Thank you for angeling the Halloween swap #2. I like your idea of reverse trick or treating. That should be fun. I plan to spend Halloween fay at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. Thank you again for the card and stickers. Peaches12

SeleneW on Oct 15, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Christmas Journal! What a nice surprise to get in the mail today!

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