Swap-bot Time: April 25, 2017 1:26 pm


Date Joined: February 22, 2015
Last Online: April 24, 2017
Birthday: November 14
Country: United States
Instagram (Spoilers!)

About Me

  • I will be away from my mailbox the first week of April, I will rate when I return! *

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, and attending the local San Diego area Postcrossing Meetups.

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 most of my ATC's 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, making cards or other items with paper (basically anything with scissors, paper & glue), digital scrapbooking and design, rubber stamping, sewing, writing, blogging. I love hanging out on Pinterest and finding more craft ideas than I can possibly make in a lifetime. :) .


I like...

  • 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, Cadbury, UK Royal Family, "Look Right!" and "Mind the Gap"
  • anything Dutch, as my mother and grandparents are from there! Delft, Royal Family, 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

If you are sending at 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.

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

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 USPS 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: I love how you DreamDex with small tangles inside turned out. Well done! Thanks for sharing your ATC with me.
Comment: I love it! well done and beautiful. Thank you for being my partner again. I do really love pink- thank you for that too
Comment: The postcard is definitely a vintage reproduction, but nice. I like your zentangle and your personalized stationary. Thank you!
christy102194 rated for Adult Coloring PC USA #42 on Apr 6, 2017
Comment: Nicely done! :) thank you.
Comment: Beautiful!
Comment: Beautiful E! The best I've received so far. And where did you get that cute swapping paper? I want some! Thanks a bunch.
Comment: You were right about your slow mail delivery. I just received your card yesterday due to a substitute mail carrier. Everyone's getting the wrong mail. No telling how long somebody in my neighborhood has been sitting on your mail to me. It's so frustrating! Thanks for the extra. I love those & am trying to collect all the states Thanks a bunch.
Comment: Thank you for an awesome "B" very talented. the tangles are well done.
Comment: Thanks for the extra postcard!
hesedetang rated for ZIA Swap #28 - The Genesis ATC on Mar 11, 2017
Comment: It is always a happy day to receive mail from you R, it is beautiful. Sorry for the lateness of this rate, my PC died on me and I'm having a hard time keeping up without one. Take care x
Response: Oh no! And no worries about the delayed reply. I hope you find a solution soon for your computer troubles! <3
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous A zentangle :) A handful of swappers missed round one, so not sure if I should do a makeup series for it or not.. debating!
Response: Thanks for the <3! I somehow missed round "C" - ooopssss!!!! Oh, well, I can always keep my own and put it in my collection. :)
Gobarb rated for Zentangle Shapes - January on Jan 20, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful Zendala! Your work is wonderful! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for your wonderful compliment! I'm so glad you like the design.
Comment: Thank You so much. the extra was cool!
Response: Yay! I'm always so relieved when I hear a traveling postcard has reached it's next destination. :) Thank you for the heart! So glad you liked the extra!
Comment: I love your tangles, R!! Enjoying the beautiful ATC and equally beautiful postcard :) Your little package and notes made my day a lot brighter :) Thank you!
Response: It's always a joy swapping mail with you. So glad the ATC arrived, and thank you for your kind words. :)
Kraftylady777 rated for New to Zentangling? (USA) on Jan 5, 2017
Response: Thank you for the <3!
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the rating & <3!
lob rated for ZIA Swap #26 - The Gratitude ATC on Dec 31, 2016
Comment: Beautiful ATC! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and the <3!
jcaldesign33 rated for A.I. - Design a Holiday Card on Dec 28, 2016
Response: Thank you for the <3!
Herestweety rated for Chunk O Cardboard - Dec 2016 on Dec 16, 2016
Comment: Thank you for sharing the Pumpkin Spice Coffee cardboard pc. That sounds delicious. Merry Christmas and happy holidays.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Hi Rebecca, thank you for the beautiful quilted ATC, lovely and apt for the season! Thank you as well for the cute cat stickers! Happy holidays!
Response: You are welcome! Happy Holidays!

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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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