Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2022 9:03 am


Date Joined: February 10, 2020
Last Online: January 5, 2022

Country: United States
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Looking for VINTAGE HALLOWEEN or VINTAGE CHRISTMAS themed paper goods. My name is Missy. I am a wedding photographer. I started penpalling in February, 2020, and have found it a great way to make new friends. It's also been a fresh new way to fuel my creative side.
I just turned 50 and live in Illinois with my husband and 2 children. I grew up in northern Wisconsin and it is truly one of the prettiest places I have ever been (imo) :)

Favorite bug - luna moth

Favorite animal - Orangutan, ducks, whales, jellyfish, and polled herefords

Favorite flower - Dahlia and Peony

Favorite color - blue, olive, peony, and mustard

I tend to gravitate towards a lot of different styles, but nature and everyday life either vintage or not, makes me happy. I really like anything watercolor, clean and modern, torn and vintage, quality stickers are cool, and I LOVE sending postage stamps. One of my favorite parts of sending a letter is choosing the stamp to put on it. Call me odd.

Walking out to the mailbox to find a pretty letter in it is the best. Anyone else bummed when it's a national holiday and there's no mail?

@postalstamplife and @misselitephoto on Insta.

Would like to hear your favorite thing about living where you live. Honest answer, not what you think I would like to hear. :)

Please note: My address is correct as is with the "W" in the postal code. A lot of people ask me about that. :)

I Love

-Original Contemporary Art - Watercolor, Acrylic, etc...

  • Vintage Ephemera of botanicals, bugs, animals, fish, and marine life.

  • beautiful, vintage stickers (2 inches and larger)

  • Modern, comtemporary art stickers, papers, and stamps.

  • Vintage or new unused USA postage stamps

  • Pretty, vintage, or cool address labels

  • Homemade papers

  • Heartfelt letters and notes.

  • Unusual or rare items I like - Polled hereford cattle (they have the white face and red body)

About My Swaps

I am very punctual and I always try to send my swaps out early, before the deadline. If someone doesn't receive one of my swaps within 3 weeks after the deadline date, please let me know right away, before rating me for the swap. I will gladly send out a replacement. I used to say 2 weeks, but the mail has been sporadic lately.

Please be kind. Things happen in life. Reach out first if you feel something is not a 5 for any reason.

Currently Excited About....

  • Vintage stickers or stickers that look vintage
  • John James Audubon images/vintage birds
  • Mushrooms (vintage paper, stickers, notes)
  • Handmade paper or thick quality watercolor papers.
  • Pretty or Cute Address Labels (blank I can address to my penpals on the front of my envelopes)
  • Photo pro magazines (or black and white images torn from them)
  • Unused vintage USA stamps
  • Vintage circus themed items
  • Ducks, whales (save the whales)
  • 4x6, or larger, colorful envelopes. Particularly looking for black or blue.
  • Quality writing utensils (what's your favorite pen to write your letters?)

Tea Swaps

I LOVE all teas, but mostly drink herbal. Fresh, new tea bags only please. However, if you only have black or green teas, that's 100% fine. There are other tea drinkers in the house. My favorite right now is Rooibos or "red bush" tea. My least favorite right now is Chamomile. I don't drink old tea and will toss it.


Currently collecting Pokemon cards for my son, so if you have any laying around.... even one is great.


Comment: Thank you for the tag with the Trumpeter swan. The only place I have seen swans is at the zoo, but just this week I read that as many as 1500 trumpeter swans over-winter very near St Louis so I may go look for them. The extras you sent are wonderful, I love them all. Sorry for the late rating. My daughter lives in Woodstock IL which I think is quite close to Batavia.
Comment: Thanks for this so very generous swap! I love everything including the prettily decorated envie! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: Where did you find Geninne's washi tape? She is my favorite birdie artist!
Response: Thank you for the heart. It was a gift, so not sure where to find it. Sorry, but so glad you liked the swap. :)
Comment: Great swap! Love everything. Lolo says Meow meow Christmas
Comment: It was so delightful going through all the lovely things you sent!! I am thrilled with the stickers, and pretty ephemera, the gorgeous pocket you made. So many wonderful surprises!! Thank you for an amazing swap and a very happy mail day for me!!!
Response: Thank you for the kind comment and the heart.
Comment: WoW what a GLORIOUS swap..... I love the envelope.... just stunning ..... AND the SURPRISES... not just one flat surprise but a BUNCH and I love them all.....thank you so much..... made me SMILE.....many hearts to YOU......
Response: Yay!! I am so glad you loved what I made and sent to you. Decorated envies are my fave....
Comment: I used your joke on my 7 year old nephew he loved it.
Response: Nice!
Comment: Spooky greetings and thank you for your wonderful swap. Love the stickers and cute card. Happy Fall🎃
mariewilliams810 rated for Halloween Countdown #4 on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: So sorry. I thought I rated you already! Thanks so much for a great swap! Happy Halloween!
Ethony rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 6 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Stunning, than kyou for a wonderful Halloween swap
Response: Wonderful. Happy Holidays. :)
Ethony rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 5 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: STUNNING thank you so much for all of the amazing Halloween goodness you sent me.
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely filled envelope. I love the goodies. let the spook begin :-) happy halloween to you!
kclicquot rated for MZA: Decorated Envelope on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: What a wonderfully decorated envelope. I love the use of current and foreign postage, and always have loved black envelopes with white type!!! Thanks!
Mamabemus rated for Used Postage Stamp #4 on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: sorry for the late rating
demiguy86 rated for Why is my mailbox so Empty? #30 on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap! I love everything.
Lilyhax rated for HALLOWEEN GREETING CARD SWAP on Oct 3, 2021
Comment: I loved, loved the owl Halloween card. It was beautiful and unusual. You includes so many fabulous extras! I loved all the postcards. You are very creative.
Comment: Missy, this absolutely did brighten my day! I just started a Halloween swap that I'll be able to use these stickers in! The beetle and snail are AMAZING! Thank you!!!
nomadmama rated for Halloween Countdown #3 on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: I love how you decorated the box! It's so intrica5e and cool. Can't wait to open in a few weeks. Thank you for the nice countdown box. I really love the little bat!
Comment: Thank you for the Halloween goodies and bonus stamps!
CraftyShana76 rated for Halloween Countdown #2 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Received today!!! Yay!!! I can’t wait until next month!!!

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parakeetmails on Jul 30, 2020:

Thanks for the nice comment on my profile! ;)

AlyssaLynnWrites on Feb 18, 2020:

(response to rating response) No - I didn't get to go!!! I was so bummed.. they went on a cruise and I couldn't afford to tag along at the time. I was bummed.. but I'll eventually catch one! :)

LiMorris on Feb 17, 2020:

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