Date Joined: April 5, 2017
Last Online: November 17, 2017
Country: United States
Greetings, and Welcome to my profile page!
I'm severely scaling back on swaps while I complete some home renovations and get ready for Thanksgiving. I'll still be checking in here now and again just in case an irresistible swap pops up, and also to check for messages.
If you haven't received a swap from me, please let me know. If you sent a swap I haven't acknowledged yet, please let me know that too.
Thanks for stopping by!
If you are a swap host here to check my profile, please rest assured that I won't be joining swaps I won't complete. Baring a medical or family emergency, I'm not sure why anyone would.
If I sign up for a swap, I will complete that swap. I'm here to swap, not to disappoint people.
If you are a swap recipient and haven't gotten your swap yet, please message me prior to leaving a 1 rating. It's either on its way, or possibly lost in the mail.
If I haven't rated your swap yet, it's because I haven't gotten your swap yet. If you think you sent something I should have gotten by now, please message me and let me know so I can keep a lookout for it.
If you are a swap participant trying to figure out what to send me for a swap, feel free to read on below for the specifics.
In general, I'd love to get something that represents you, your aesthetic, and/or the place you live. I'm looking to expand my horizons, and that's not going to happen by getting things I already own. :)
I love pens, paper, stationary, post cards, postage stamps, markers, pretty much anything related to correspondence.
I am obsessed with junk journaling and travel scrapbooking.
I have no artist talent to speak of, so I won't be joining swaps that require you to make something. I'd love to get handmade items, but I wouldn't want to disappoint anyone with something I've created.
I love all kinds of washi tape, all kinds of stationary, all kinds of paper and note cards, all kinds of post it notes.
I would love anything with a narwhal, Totoro or hot air balloon, clock, typewriter or carousel on it. I have no idea why I'm obsessed with these things.
I also collect shaped paperclips, envelopes, international postage stamps, tiny houses (on washi tape, charms, postcards, drawings, whatever), fairy garden supplies, all kinds of ephemera but especially vintage, tags, pockets, die-cuts, pretty much anything flat that I can stick into a junk journal.
I am not fond of:
There is no bad Washi tape, but if you happen to have some in your stash, I would be especially happy to get anything with:
Overall, I prefer patterns over solid colors. If you have a style or pattern that you think is unique to your area (i.e. did not come from Michaels, A.C. Moore or Target) I'd love to get that as well.
Most of the stickers swaps I have signed up for are sender's choice, so by all means, send me your choice.
But I would be especially glad to get stickers that are decorative (think interesting shapes, swirls and designs rather than cartoons or pictures of animals).
I am overly fond of stickers in the shapes of tiny houses, lighthouses, hot air balloons, leaves, trees, feathers, anything travel themed, tags or label shapes, anything space themed, mystical creatures of any kind such as mermaids and dragons, clouds, flowers, vines, dragonflies, bird houses, bird cages, birds, buildings and castles
I'd rather get a variety of loose stickers than a sheet of multiple duplicate stickers. I like variety!
One of the reasons I first joined Swapbot was to find a use for a couple of packs of postcards I've had for ages. My Mom send me off to camp with a pack about 125 years ago, and I sent some to her while I was there, and have had the rest since then. I'm going to be honest - the postcards are nothing special.
But since I've joined swapbot, people have sent me neat, weird, interesting, wild, beautiful postcards, and I'm geniunely curious - where do you find them?
My local Barnes & Noble? Doesn't carry postcards. My local Target/Walgreens/Walmart? Don't carry them.
I know you can find touristy postcards in touristy place, and really expensive art postcards in museum and art attractions, but where are people getting postcards that aren't touristy or arty?
My local used bookstores tend to have a box of postcards, but I have to riffle through them repeatedly to find cards that aren't in bad shape or already written on.
I know you can buy them online or make one using Zazzle, but that's not a a lot of help when you join a swap has to be completed in 5 days.
So tell me, where do you go to find non- touristy, non-homemade, non-arty, interesting postcards?
I'm not picky about postcards that I get.
Cozy mysteries, mysteries in general, urban fantasy, science fiction, paranormal romance. If it has a strong, smart lead character, I will like it.
Not at all interested in books about history, sports, biographies or romance novels.
I'm way better at collecting craft materials than using them.
I buy nice things and then don't use them because I want to save them because they are so nice.
If I do finish a craft project, I tend to give up the craft entirely after that.