Swap-bot Time: March 19, 2019 12:53 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: March 18, 2019

Country: United States

About Me


I am a 46yr old mom of two boys and I have been married 22 years now to a wonderful man who puts up with my crafting. My sons both have ASD. One is 18 and a senior in High School. The other is 10 and in 4th grade. Recently my younger son and I went to Disneyland for Halloween 2018 and we had a great time.

I have been learning how to bind books. I love butterflies and woodland animals such as foxes and deer. I enjoy Pusheen, Grumpy Cat and Disney. I am a fan of Wrendale Designs woodland creatures.


I have a rare name and so I don't usually see it on key chains etc. So I am very happy when I see my first name in pretty script or fonts on cards, letters and PCs.

I do like mythical creatures as well dragons being my favorite.

My family and I do celebrate secular holidays.

Please message me if a swap is late or gone missing. I only mark sent when I hand the physical letter or package to the postman or I drop it off myself at the inside post office mail slot.


Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are filling my own personal journals with fun things, writing to pen pals, and counted cross stitch.

I am practicing ATCs.

I have made my own journal from scratch including tea staining the paper, binding the book, making signatures and stitching them in. I am currently slowing down on swaps while I make a few of more.

I love to practice my handwriting. I think it is an important skill to keep working on. I hope to learn Brush calligraphy.

I am learning a lot from Swap-bot about the various types of different crafts. It is quite a bit of fun. YouTube and Pinterest make it so much easier to find out how make items. I have to say thank you to all the DIYers out there that load up videos and pictures.

Favorite Music, TV & Books

I prefer listening to pop and rock music. Recently I have been into K-pop bands (G)idle and Blackpink I have enjoyed listening to all kinds of music though including jazz, classical and cultural.

I prefer watching DIY on YouTube. I have been learning more about paper crafting and brush lettering lately.

I have actually never had a favorite book. Quite a bit of this has to do with my terrible reading comprehension so I tend to restart books over and over. It was easier as a teen since I could spend all day reading and wasn't interrupted but these days interruptions are commonplace so I lose the thoughts of the story mentally quickly. I still am reading The House with a Clock in its Walls by John Bellairs but am finding it dull. I did enjoy the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward

Small Things I Enjoy

I love stickers, except puffy. I subscribe to Stickii and buy all three packs. They are awesome stickers that are non kiddie, non alpha, great for planners. Check them out at this Stickii Link

I love ephemera to craft with and die cuts.

I like to journal and collect fun stuff to put in it. My journals are quite poofy.

I have started collecting vintage playing cards. I really like the animal or floral ones best. Numbered or blank.

I do like postage stamps but I am not a big collector. Pretty used ones often go in my journal.

I do enjoy stamped images that I can color in and add to my journals.

Oh! A new thing I have been into is Zines. Those are so interesting and I collect them.

I do like Kawaii stationery.

I love butterflies.


Disney characters, especially Minnie and Mickey. Oh and Stitch.

Tiny things such as miniature cars (micro machines) and ceramic animals. I have a tiny wolf sitting on my desk in front of me now.

Angels and RAKs

@AlishaK for 50 Sticker #3 Swap (many hearts) @Paige1900 for RAK Xmas PCs (lots of hearts) @OrigamiGrace for RAK of Deco Book Thank you! @kittyhahahotbot for RAK of Zines @earthnk for RAK of movie fun


Had a bad day, week, month? Running low on note cards, stationary but want to keep swapping? Message me if you would like a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) and I will see what can be done.


Deco Book Info

I am new to deco books relatively but I do enjoy working on them. I don't mind occasional homers to international destinations especially if you double check the return address.

Some of you may end up finding in your deco book work that has been done by Baba my mother who is a watercolor artist. She does the work but has me attach it to the book and mark the information for her. It will be signed pfa or P. Anderson instead of her nickname Baba. She loves looking at the deco books and I do encourage her to work on a page because that does help them move them along faster also her work is exceptional.

I use the following picture of her work in my Mismatched swaps.


No Thank you, please

Please as a side note, I do not wish to receive anything religious. I am not religious but respect all religions and the people who practice them.

Sadly, candy treats I cannot have. I am on a special diet from my physician.

Please no clothing or house hold items.

I really don't care for glitter.
Please Note: A small amount well stuck to the paper such as on a card or sticker is fine.

I don't care for confetti or sequins.

I personally don't use temporary tattoos so they just get passed along.

I personally don't use puffy stickers as they are don't match my aesthetic for journals and so I just pass them along.


Akhenaten rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #23 - US Only on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: What at handsome cat!
Response: That set of cat PCs were just too awesome! I bought a second set! He was featured in a couple of box photos hehe. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pc. I love the stamps. Awesome!!
Response: The stamps are really a big hit! I had to order some more. I hope they arrive soon. It is almost sad to use new ones, though less moistening is involved. Heh
Candace rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #43 on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Good luck with the crocheting!
Response: I have entertained the idea of trying out the Michael's loops yarn. Maybe then I can just knot up my whole arm that way! Hehe. Thank you for the encouragement and heart!
Comment: Decos arrived today! They all look like fun!
Response: I usually love to look through them a few times to get inspired. The owl one has been around I think seven years now! Happy crafting! <3
Comment: Love love your answer , the grumpy cat pc and the old stamps. Always makes me smile when it appears the stamps haven't been cancelled or gone thru a machine. Thanks so much and for hosting. --myancey
Response: I love that too! I just found those Grumpy Cat PCs too. Thank you for the heart!
shinyserra rated for Happy Little Notecards #88 on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the card! Did you end up going to your inlaws on St. Patty's day?
Response: I was really hoping to but sadly no. It was cancelled. Perhaps next weekend. Thank you for the heart !
Comment: Cute card!
Response: Hard to go wrong with Grumpy Cat! Thank you :)
Comment: Selene, I got the package. You didn't really complete the swap the right way-but you added a bunch of stickers and bonus additions, so I overlooked it. You were meant to send blank sheet papers & envelopes for the swappee, with a sheet where you answered your own prompt. I've had some sticklers in my past few swaps-I'm not picky, but I'd be careful.
Response: Thank you for your feedback. I had no issues with Swap #1 so I did not see the error but now I have reworded it for this and future swaps. This swap was simply to answer the prompt on a mismatched letter set. I apologize to you and my other swap participants for any confusion.
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 89! on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard.
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Lovely postcard!! Yeah I have a few cats that are always rubbing on me. It can be quite bothersome if I am trying to work!! Lol
Response: Or when your trying to leave the house and trip over a cat rubbing on ya! You don't really want to leave! Heh.
Comment: Selene, thank you! Marc
Response: My pleasure Marc. Selene <3
Mimosagirl rated for MEGA Kawaii Letter Swap #16 USA on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely letter and extras.
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
boandsully rated for St. Patricks Day Card Swap #7 on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Love the stickers!
Response: Thank you! I am so happy when I can find those American Greetings sticker packs for the holidays they are the perfect size for tuck ins! Thank you for the heart.
myancey rated for 100 stickers! #2 USA on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: selene, i love these stickers! thanks . almost dont want to use them but i love each and every one of them . thanks so much!!!!!! have an awesome day!
Response: I'm glad you do! They are lots of fun. I look at them for a while then tire of them and so they get moved along to another sticker collector. Thank you so much for the heart too!
Comment: Thanks!!
Response: My pleasure, Thank you for the heart!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 86! on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great bear postcard resend. I love bears.
Response: RAWR! Me too they are so fuzzy and cute and best wayyyy over there! Hence why they are best photographed! Thank you for the heart!
shinyserra rated for MEGA Kawaii Letter Swap #16 USA on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Celebrating National Pi Day sounds so cool! Also, you should totally make a Travel Wee pet. It sounds super cute.
Response: I have thought of that but going to the store to buy a 2" by 2" square of faux fur might not go over well. How much do you need? Okay...yea we only sell by the yard. Travel Wees for everyone! That doesn't sound right. Heh
nancylee rated for Happy Pi Day! 3.1415.... on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: I wonder if that's really in a garden- pretty image :) thanks
Response: I believe it is which makes it even more awesome! Thank you for the heart!
zurdoswifey rated for Mega Sticker Swap US on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome envie and stickers...Ive never had this brand before and now I feel like I need them in my life lol
Response: I signed up for the subscription of Stickii and Pipsticks at the same time and after 1 month it was Pipsticks who? Now I pick up all 3 different subs from Stickii each month and I have never been disappointed. You can find a link to Stickii in my profile. Thank you for the heart!
Tamawi rated for Happy Pi Day! 3.1415.... on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh, a Pi statue in a garden!
Response: I thought that Pi would suit you! Thank you for the heart!

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christy102194 on Mar 18, 2019:

Happy [belated] St.Patrick's Day!

Mimosagirl on Mar 18, 2019:

alt text Thank you so so so much! This RAK of kawaii stationary is amazing. You have just blown me away. I enjoyed it every bit by bit . I will again as soon as I get a moment to go to a quiet place with a cup of tea/coffee. My heart is full to bursting with joy and gratitude. I want to run around and show people..."look, look what she sent me...." LOL Time for lunch...I will write again soon :) hugs

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Mar 17, 2019:

Belated Happy Pi Day! (My work has been a circus and I haven't been on my computer in almost a week!)

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shinyserra on Mar 15, 2019:

Q: What do you call a number that canโ€™t keep still?

A: A roaminโ€™ numeral.

RooBaRoo on Mar 14, 2019:


christy102194 on Mar 13, 2019:

HAPPY PI DAY! 3.1415... ^^ ๐ŸŽˆ ๐Ÿค“ ๐ŸŽ‰

simcoe54 on Mar 11, 2019:

RAK of Random - The package of postcards arrived today and all I can say is amazing. I love them and can't wait to add them to my collection. Thanks for your generosity.

joppagirl on Mar 6, 2019:

Thanks for the RAK of international postage stamps!

shinyserra on Mar 5, 2019:

Thank you very much for the wonderful RAK!!! Those lettersets are beautiful! I just loved everything you included.

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