Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2020 4:25 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: August 13, 2020

Country: United States
USPS Store

About Me

I love the USPS.


Update August 6, 2020 - I'm back to depression and anxiety again. I know I am not the only one. I am getting help but I also won't deny how I am feeling. I am concerned that I may write negative or sad in a letter etc. I am concerned about making any mistake or disappointing a swap partner. I know that swapping means a lot to me and others so I am going to try. Hope, Health and Happiness to all. SW


I am a 47yr old mom of two boys and I have been married 24 years now to a wonderful man who puts up with my crafting. Both of my sons are autistic (ASD). One is 19 and started college. The other is 11 and in 5th grade. I went on a trip to Disneyland in Feb with my husband and 11yr old son. We had a magical time together! I love butterflies and woodland animals such as foxes and deer. I enjoy Pusheen, Grumpy Cat and Disney.

I have been crafting by painting on pennies, small diamond painting kits and miniature kits as of late.

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. During this Covid-19 virus time with CA having "shelter in place" order. I am not directly handing my mail over to the post worker as per usual before clicking the SENT on Swap-bot. I am placing the swap in my mailbox and then clicking SENT otherwise I would forget to click SENT if I wait. Depending on when the USPS picks up the mail, it may be postmarked the day after I SENT it. This should not cause a problem as I send my mail off days before the send by date.


Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are filling my own personal journals with fun things, book binding, and counted cross stitch.

I have made my own journal from scratch including tea staining the paper, binding the book, making signatures and stitching them in.

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 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.

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

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

I do like Kawaii stationery but I am not picky about it. So if you are in a Kawaii swap that is particular don't worry about what you send to me. I am okay with receiving Diaso, American Kawaii, and cheap Sanrio.

I love butterflies.


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

Postcards - I prefer but not necessary written on and sent in an envelope only because I put many in my journals. Often times the postal machines scratch or rub off right in the middle of the cute kitty's face or whatever is the best part of the post card is covered in some odd ink. I try to fussy cut and salvage what I can but sadly some I just cannot fix. I have had some swap partners wrap the PC in a clear poly envelope they recycled and it works just fine to mail and comes to me safely. :) Please remember to either cut out the corner of the poly where the stamp is or put the stamp On the poly and that works too. Just if your hoping your PC might go in a journal, you may want to send it in an envelope.


Had a bad day, week, month? Running low on note cards, stationery 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 enjoy working on deco books. 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 swaps.


Looking For A Collector

I am currently looking for a collector of finished Deco Books, Magpie and Junk Journals. Someone who might take finished ones that no longer have a home. If this might be you, please message me here at swap-bot.

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 tiny 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.

I personally don't use classroom reward stickers but I do pass them along to a few teachers that love them.

The End


michlove rated for PH: Send 3 Touristy Postcards #14 on Aug 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards. They're just lovely. 🙂
Response: My pleasure!
KaliOya rated for One Deco - August on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: The paper that Aurora used in the deco are already so beautiful. I hate to cover them up with my "art"! LOL But I will. Thank you for the stickers. I never can find these types of stickers (like they were printed on vellum). So they are much appreciated. So glad to hear you have seen one of the decos out there that are meant for me. Thank you for your contribution! Excited to have it return home when full. Happy swapping.
Response: My pleasure!
debbiespoms rated for AN: World Cat Day (US) on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the so cute kitty cat! It's not a problem, that you didn't mail the PC in an envie. No worries. I don't get mad over things like this. Life is too short to worry about the little things. Anyway, thank you again. Love it!
Response: Thank you for understanding :) I hope you have a nice day!
mejulia rated for PH: List 5 Series - Favorite Birds on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you Yes, I really believe Mickey ears are yard attire. I'm figuring a Winnie the Pooh mask is yard attire.
Response: I'd love to see Winnie the Pooh right now. I know what he would say about 2020, "Oh, Bother!" Hehe
debbiespoms rated for NYUP Vintage PC #8 on Aug 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the vintage PC. The flowers on it are very pretty!
Response: My pleasure! I am always so tickled to find those!
camelsamba rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #88 on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: Cute postcard - thanks! I'm usually not much of a beach person but these days ANYthing would be a welcome diversion!
Response: I am not a book reader but for some reason I am really missing going to book stores.
mandigutterrose rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #88 on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: My husband has been taking his stress out on they yard as well. He was weeding the yard by hand (we live on a 1/2 acre) and it was starting to freak out the neighbors!
Response: The more I weed, the more my neighbor suggests I do more so I stopped weeding for a while. Heh.
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Response: My pleasure!
debbiespoms rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #110 on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you Selene for all the awesome PC's, for water, forest animal, Greetings from, summer scene and bonus starts with S. Loving all!
Response: My pleasure! These are very fun swaps!
Response: Thank you.
Comment: thanks we all love spaghetti here too but fav is meatloaf
Response: Oh meatloaf! We haven't had that in a while. Great idea!
Comment: Loved reading this thanks for the smiles xx
Response: My pleasure!
LeaTheShark rated for Decos Only - 8/2020 on Aug 2, 2020
Comment: So stoked for these decos! And I would love to swap more! 💕
Response: I need to get to work on some. If I end up with extras, I will know who to send them to. :)
Comment: Thank you for the extras! I can’t wait to color and send this one home :)
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: Wow! So that’s diamond painting! I’d heard of it, but had never seen a finished product. Thanks so very much!!!
Response: My pleasure! I am glad you like it.
Comment: Hi Selene, thanks for the trees pattern postcard & happiness proverb. Take care ;)
Response: My pleasure :)
pyneapplequeen rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #34 on Jul 30, 2020
Response: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you Selene for the wallpaper flowers PC & your quote about happiness.
Response: Your welcome.
jms7310 rated for Expand my Vocab PC USA #34 on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I learned some new words!
Response: Your welcome! I am glad to have shared them with you. :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute letter and little extras! They are great!
Response: My pleasure! I am glad you liked them.

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OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


Mimosagirl on Jul 26, 2020:

You’re so thoughtful and generous! Thank you for sharing your last letter set from that theme. I’m going to happily add it to my collection. ❤️

MissBrenda on Jul 1, 2020:

Just thinking about you......

Zefaniya on Jul 1, 2020:

Yay! That was my aim! :)

OrigamiGrace on Jun 30, 2020:


Thank you for the nicest RAK I have received in years!! So nice of you to send me your overflow rubber stamps - I love them!! I gave up bins and bins when we moved and miss them, so your gift is very much appreciated! Hugs!

Zefaniya on Mar 23, 2020:

Ahh okay! Enjoy! I love pretty sunsets/sunrises...sunsets more 😂😂

pentar757 on Mar 5, 2020:

Thank you very much, Selene, for the postcards! I especially like the vintage The "make it yourself" card turned out well.

christy102194 on Feb 20, 2020:

Hope you have a blast in Disney!

bluerose3 on Jan 29, 2020:

Thank you for the Large Planner (RAK). It will be quite useful :)

JuneRosebud on Jan 24, 2020:

Selene!! Thank you for the great RAK of pens!! I love them & will put them to good use. Thank you for your generosity!!

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