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Date Joined: April 4, 2010
Last Online: April 26, 2013
Birthday: March 14
Country: United States

About Me

I took a break from Swap-Bot for a couple years while other things in life took priority. I recently decided to start back up here where I had left off, and I am excited to be participating once again! :)

Please contact me if one of my swaps hasn't arrived before rating me low. I will send every swap I am in and I will send them by the deadline. If you think one of my items is missing please PM me to work it out. Thanks!

Although I will do my best to rate for every swap, please PM me if I've missed rating your sent swap. At times I get a few things going on at once and received swap may slip by me.

I'm a Jill-of-all-trades who loves to trade postcards and dabble in crafty things when I get the chance. I love moving from place to place following fun or interesting jobs- guiding dogsled rides is what brought me from Minnesota to Montana and now to gorgeous Vermont. I'm a nature girl and though I've never owned a track suit or biking shorts I like to get outside and MOVE, be it hiking, kayaking, biking, camping, or trying a new outdoor activity. I love playing music and at various times one may see me with my Irish penny whistles, guitar, or fiddle. I'm a bit of an animal lover as well, especially dogs (one has to be working with 100 Alaskan Huskies all winter!).

Favorite Crafts

I'm not into scrapbooking, though all those cute stickers and fun papers are fun to look at! I'll try out quirky crafts here and there when the fancy strikes. Now and then I get the fancy to doodle or paint. I'm sort of a nerd and I like doing crafty things with a science-y edge to them. Altered Altoids boxes fascinate me. I'm not real big on many crafts that are popular (though I'll try anything once); instead I like trying out original and unique ideas.


I love to get any postcard in my mailbox! But if you want to make me really happy...

*** See my I HEART wishlist below for PC ideas!**
* Send a little poem, write about what makes you joyful, tell me a mini story, or tell me about you!
* Get artsy or colorful on the back!

I Heart...

  • non-touristy postcards
  • whimsical or vintage illustrations
  • trees
  • nature close-up
  • creative photography
  • breathtaking scenery
  • animals of all types, the more obscure the better
  • boats- especially in illustrations
  • Aurther Rackham
  • Carl Larsson
  • gnomes, trolls, or fairies
  • windmills
  • Hitchhiker's Guide and Douglas Adams in general
  • Monty Python and similar humor
  • hand drawn cartoons
  • things that make you laugh and scratch your head at the same time

blues, greens, purples, earth tones

chocolate (especially dark chocolate!), coffee, candies in little tins, tea, candy or snacks unique to your country

* creative handmade envelopes
* smallish to tiny handmade things of any sort
* ATCs no matter what your artist level. I am fascinated with these!
* very small, decorated storage containers
* any stickers sturdy enough to survive abuse on my water bottle * tiny stickers I can put on the postcards I send (no reward stickers or smiley faces, though)
* stationary
* small cute notecards * drawing/sketching/doodling pens

*Really I'm happy to receive anything!

And also...

  • I especially appreciate little things (easier to store as my place is so small!).

  • I have an unexplainable infatuation with mechanical pencils and all kinds of pens (except gel pens), be they felt tip, rollerball, permanent, sharpie-like, colored or plain, for crafts, or for writing. Feel free to feed this weakness of mine!


Thanks, but I'd rather not receive:
* Gel pens (I like, I just have too many)
* Disney
* Christian items, sayings, or themes
* country music
* bath salts or oils (I don't have a bathtub)
* fabrics or sewing supplies


Comment: TY!!! I LOVED this card!! :)
Response: You're welcome :) That was one of my favorite postcards from that collection, and I am glad you enjoy it, too!
pne rated for I spy the Moon postcard swap INT on Apr 3, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the word puzzle! I'll have to get back to that later when I have some time :)
Response: You're welcome :)
thedreamer rated for I spy the Moon postcard swap INT on Apr 2, 2013
Comment: I just love the beautiful postcard you sent! Thank you so much!!!
Response: You're welcome! I am glad you enjoyed it!
deborahbanach rated for 3 Postcards In An Envelope #11 on Mar 31, 2013
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards and stickers.
Response: You're welcome :) I hope you can find a use for them, or maybe you can re-home them better than I!
carolynne99 rated for 2013 PC Swap #12 on Mar 30, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the nice card with stickers and stamps Carolynne
Response: You're welcome :)
SmashinSusan rated for 2013 PC Swap #12 on Mar 29, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard and lovely note you sent. Take care and happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome :) I am glad you liked it all.
AllieFuchs rated for 2013 PC Swap #12 on Mar 28, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the PC! We have friends from Vermont who always go on about how great a state it is! Guess we need to make a trip! :)
Response: You're welcome. Vermont is nice- I hope you can get here sometime!
crmc rated for 2013 PC Swap #12 on Mar 28, 2013
Comment: Hurrah! My first state map card! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
Response: I'm glad I could get you started :)
Comment: Lovely little Lionel Train set postcard. I am so lucky and love it so. Love the "lightheartedness". Thanks!!
Response: Haha, glad you loved it! I had fun with that one :)
JimLD rated for QUICK♥We Love Postcards #1 on Mar 25, 2013
Comment: Hope your gardening is productive this year. My peppers are bloomimg. We get a early start compared to you. Thank you for the card.
Response: You're welcome! And thanks for the good gardening wishes :)
Mammalin83 rated for QUICK♥We Love Postcards #1 on Mar 25, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! :) Yes, we have long winters here in Finland too. But today it's only -1 and lovely sunshine, so I think the spring is coming soon... I really don't like snow. :P
Response: You're welcome! I am ready for the snow to be done soon, as well!
AZmom875 rated for I spy a bunny rabbit Postcard swap on Mar 21, 2013
Comment: Great Bunny PC, Thanks for all the cute stickers and decorations on the back of the card.
Response: You're welcome :) I'm gald you liked it.
cfchai rated for Youtube gone wild #2 on Apr 16, 2011
Cadfael57 rated for WPC16 - Water on Jan 23, 2011
Comment: Thanks for sending 2 Cards ;-)
Response: Sorry the first send didn't make it. Happy to hear you received both re-sends!
Maggiesmother rated for ~12 month postcard swap~ on Aug 25, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. Hope you have a great week.
suepier rated for ~12 month postcard swap~ on Aug 18, 2010
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card of the lake.
Comment: Thanks for the postie:)
tobiejonzarelli rated for ~12 month postcard swap~ on Aug 7, 2010
Comment: Wonderful card Christina, thank you.
GabiesMom rated for ~12 month postcard swap~ on Aug 7, 2010
Comment: Thanks for the cute card :D
Comment: Thanks for the swap. The horse stickers are cute!

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Barbara on Jun 19, 2010:

Hi Christina, Thank you for the postcards of U.S. nature scenes. i am so happy to have them in my vintage album.Smith Rocks with the scalloped edges is my favorite.

Vblarney on May 30, 2010:

You're welcome!

Vblarney on May 20, 2010:

image for the awesome lenticular PC for the Weekly Postcards tag!

BBQ on May 18, 2010:

Thank You for the Awesome leticular card on the passioned for postcards forum tag

Megbomb on May 10, 2010:

Welcome to Nervous Newbies, great job with your profile! My hubby is a bagpiper by the way :)

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