Swap-bot Time: September 18, 2019 10:55 am


Date Joined: February 22, 2015
Last Online: September 8, 2019
Birthday: November 14
Country: United States
Instagram (Spoilers!)

About Me

May/June 2019 - I will be traveling frequently through June 15 so there may be delays in my being able to rate incoming swaps. Please feel free to message me if you have any concerns!

** Moved to Alaska in December 2018 - there may be a couple traveling postcards with my old address in California. If you happen to find one of these, please PM me for an updated address. Thank you! **

I love sending and receiving mail, and I enjoy crafty things as well (see "Favorite Crafts"!) Photography is one of my favorite hobbies, although sadly most of my photos live only on my hard drive these days. :(

I'm a member of postcrossing.com and enjoy connecting with people all over the world through swapping postcards. I used to live in San Diego, and loved attending meetups there.

I love travel and anything travel related. One of my goals in life is to always have a current/valid Passport - then the potential for adventure is always there!

For swaps, I tend to participate only in flat, 1-stamp swaps. I prefer to keep my postage budget on the more modest side, and I really don't have the space for much "stuff." :) .

Social Media

INSTAGRAM -- Spoiler Alert! I post some of my swaps on Instagram before sending them, so don't look if you are worried it will spoil a surprise being sent your way!

https://instagram.com/religt/ .

Favorite Crafts

Photography, scrapbooking, Zentangle, digital scrapbooking and design, rubber stamping, sewing, writing, blogging, knitting & quilting. I visit Pinterest when I want more ideas than I can create in a lifetime. :) .


I like...

  • art - paintings, sculptures, quilts, anything really
  • bright and bold colors, especially cool colors (black, purple, blue, green and dark reds)
  • travel, transportation (especially trains), scenery, art, architecture
  • flowers, florals, trees
  • ocean, beach, seaside
  • National Parks (U.S. or other countries)
  • England, English stuff, "Look Right!" and "Mind the Gap"
  • anything Dutch, as my mother and grandparents are from there! Delft, Tulips, etc. Unfortunately, I don't speak/read/write much Dutch, so please send any messages in English. :)
  • reading, words, thoughtful quotes
  • finding surprises in my mailbox .


I dislike...

  • creepy things (insects, spiders, snakes, etc.)
  • depictions of violence, gore, etc.
  • sexually explicit material (tasteful/artful nudity is fine)
  • I'm not really an animal lover, so although I love flowers and plants, and don't mind most animals, they aren't a favorite subject of mine .

Mailing Preferences

ATC: If you are sending an ATC, you need not send it in a protective sleeve as I save all my received cards in larger album pages for cards so I can enjoy them.

POSTCARDS: For postcard swaps, naked and addressed cards are fine, no envelope needed.

Please don't send ephemera (paper odds and ends) as I haven't been doing much crafting where I can make use of them and I'm VERY limited on space. I do love collecting postcards for my Postcrossing and swap-bot swaps, and it is always a delight to find mail in the box with decorated envelopes, but I really don't expect anything extra with your swap - please give it your best, and mail on time.

I am not a stamp collector, so any ordinary stamp will do! I know there are many stamp collectors on swap-bot, so I will not mind at all if you hoard your stamps for someone else (or yourself!) :) .

Wondering where your swap is?


  • if you receive a swap from me and for some reason you feel it doesn't meet swap expectations, please contact me so I can make it right

  • if you don't receive your swap, I will do my best to re-send something (because let's face it, sometimes the post office is the flake!)

  • if you feel you can't give me the highest rating, please contact me so I can try to work something out with you

Thank you!

*** 8/23/2015 *** I have been having some issues with swaps taking a super long time to get to people - one sent within the USA took 3.5 WEEKS! To make matters worse, I've just learned today that at least one swap-bot private message didn't get to me either! AGH! I've been meticulously tracking all my swaps and I usually take a photograph of swaps and the addressed envelopes/postcards before sending, so please do your best to let me know if something isn't reaching you. .


Comment: We were swap partners before! My best friend in the Netherlands last name is Ligtenberg!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful bear postcard! :) Hugs, Diane
Comment: Hidee Neighbor! Thanks! I will send this one out in round 92. Usually we have bears in every stream out here, but haven't seen a one. There is not even much sign (poo) either. Thanks too for the extra PC. She was just online here, asking for old halibut line. Hugs from Larsen Bay, Sherry
Comment: Thank you very much for all the extra cards as well! I loved the stamps you used!!
DaisyNY rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass Postcard on May 4, 2019
Comment: Not a lot left for me, no large only tiny circles - but there's also the in between spaces.
Comment: Thank you for the traveling postcards! I was so excited that the Alaska one was blank for me. I love Alaska and have another vacation planned there for 2020. It is beautiful!
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Postcards received and ready for their next adventure! I have to admit I have been doing this swap for a while now also and am still waiting for any of my cards to "come home" but I just can't resist this swap, it's one of my favourites too =D
Kraftylady777 rated for ZZ ~ Tangle and Pass PC on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much
Comment: Thank you so much for the stickers for my planner. The paper you wrote on is so cute!
Comment: What an adorable PC I get to send on for round # 84. Got me smiling (the birds). I also like the Bear PC I get to keep. Thank-you. Keep warm and laugh each day! Happy Holidays.
Comment: Got the postcards- will pass them on in round 81.
Response: Awesome!
Comment: I love how you made this post card! I really enjoyed the swap too, and plan to make more. :)
Comment: Got it and thank you so much for the HP post card!!!!
Comment: Great choice in papers!
Comment: Got the post cards today and love the lion. Happy swapping.
Comment: hello Rebecca, sorry for the rating beeing so late. I was vergotten. it was a very nice kart. thank you very much. greating Andrea
CindyST rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #20 on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard :)
Juniebird rated for Found Art Postcard on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: I would definitely go visit Iceland too, and I would love to see the aurora borealis! Thanks for the PC!
christy102194 rated for Botanical Postcard swap #1 USA on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: loved your pick! :D thanks!

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Sherry71 on Aug 26, 2015:

I hope your working out the swap issues :) I had a couple of swap issues too but took care of them today. But I patiently on what you sent me. Don't worry I can wait. <3 Animal Postcard swap


Margo on Mar 8, 2015:

Hi! I'm glad to know another Pinterest addict! And I'm glad I'm your sending partner in the Nice Profile Comment Swap! I read mostly non-fiction, so if you ever want a book recommendation, I'll try to help! Photography? That sounds wonderful! I use my phone to capture patterns in nature... I have a collection, but other than that...lol;) Hugs!

NaomiD on Mar 7, 2015:

Nice to meet you! I've never met so many people who are interested in the Royal Family and the UK until I started getting to know people on swapbot. We share many similar interests, including a love of travel and photography. I love Pinterest, but sometimes it gives me idea anxiety.  althello

Kathy821 on Mar 2, 2015:

Welcome to swapbot and thank you for joining my swap. I hope you enjoy it. Happy Swapping!

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