Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2020 3:25 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: January 26, 2020

Country: United States

About Me


I am a 47yr old mom of two boys and I have been married 23 years now to a wonderful man who puts up with my crafting. My sons both have ASD. One is 18 and just graduated High School. The other is 11 and in 5th grade. Recently, June 2019, my hubby and I went to Reno, NV. We had a fabulous 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 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 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 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.

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 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 like I needed another reason to love Stickii?! They came out with awesome, sophisticated storage! Whaaat?! Check out this Stickii Storage


I love ephemera, such as pretty vintage playing cards or die cuts to craft with.

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

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.

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 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 will not down rate for a PC sent naked of course because many swaps require this. 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

Grumpy Cat aka Tardar Sauce 2012 - 2019 RIP


Comment: Thank you for the adorable washi! ~ I thought this was a great idea for a swap and if you ever host another I will be joining! I am also working on my cursive and brush lettering! What are the odds! Your cursive is beautiful! 💖💖💖
kittyfun rated for CPG: 2020 resolutions 🎉 global on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the stickers and good luck with your goals!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
TeaNi rated for Postcard with a Prompt...#1 on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: thank you for the cute Disney whale postcard; have fun when you visit next month! :)
Response: Your most welcome! I am hoping to find fun stationery there!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love Valentine's puns and your notecard was so pretty!
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! Thank you for the complement!
Comment: Lots of goodies. Thank you for sharing your treasures.
Response: My pleasure. I love sharing my favorite stickers. Washi stickers are so fun as they can be layered. Thank you for the rating. :)
Suzyanner rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #12 on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the cards, especially the kitty ones!
Response: I am so happy you liked them. :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. Love it I am working on learning to emboss.
Response: I have wanted to play with embossing as well. However since it deals with powders and heat guns. I am afraid of making a mess and burning myself. I will stick to junk journals for the time being. Thank you for the heart!
theevidenceisme rated for Postcards: Cats - USA Only on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and the joke.
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart!
AnnaL rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #3 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you Selena for the pretty Valentine's Day card & stickers. AnnaL.
Response: My pleasure! Happy Valentine's Day!
kittyfun rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #9 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard!
Response: My pleasure. :)
PineappleTarts rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #11 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly postcard!
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart!
Carolien25 rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #11 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome Keep Calm card! Love it! :)
Response: It was the only one I had! So it must be for you of course! Thank you for the heart. <3
Comment: Thank you for the valentine and stickers. I was going to wait but I couldn’t.❤️Happy Valentines Day!
Response: Yea, I can't wait either. I must open all the happy mail right now! Thank you for the heart. Happy Valentines Day to you too!
yannesilvestre rated for Stickers and a Resolution on Jan 23, 2020
Response: Thank you for the heart!
mermaidery rated for Happy Little Notcards #100! on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: A penpal told me about swapbot, too. I also prefer it over postcrossing. Thanks!
Response: Postcrossing is fun but not being able to chose from only inside the USA sucks. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for the letter. The Summikkogurashi nautical stationary is so cute. Your pen sounds great! Especially the part about writing like a sharpie on slick shiny paper. Wowww
Response: Oh they are fantastic and I was able to buy refills for them on Jetpens.com! Thank you for the heart! <3
savannahsmiles4u rated for Postcards: Cats - USA Only on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Love the joke! I still do that with my indoor cat! Have you ever pointed them up a wall?!? Too funny!
Response: My kitty walks me from my car to the door. He is my escort to and from the car heh. He wasn't that interested in the lazer pointer. He is a lover kitty that just wants to be pet constantly.
vontakk rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #2 on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Waiting to open it in February! :) I know it'll be delightful, whatever it is!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Hehe my pleasure! Enjoy!
Comment: Thank you for VT card and your note about week.Nothing happened on your birthday.I am always into my birthdays. Even that I might wish time to be turned back.Upgrading computer is not a romantic gift at all. Should be done wiithout asking.. Happy Belated Birthday!
Response: Yea, but I am a gamer. So having my computer upgraded is awesome! Hehe. I have never been into my birthday. I'd rather forget it each year.
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #11 on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Aww, Such cute puppies PC! Love the rat joke! Thank you!
Response: Hehe, I was hoping you would like those pups! Thank you for the heart!

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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!!

Soph on Jan 23, 2020:

Today I received your variety of most lovely washi tape samples (RAK). Thank you so much!

isandie on Jan 21, 2020:

Thank you SOOOO much for the sticky notes!!! I love them so much!!! Just adorable! They will go to good use!!! ❤️❤️❤️

JuneRosebud on Jan 18, 2020:

Selene, Thank you so much for the wonderful washi samples. They are fabulous=) Thanks again for sharing!!

supersquirrel on Jan 17, 2020:

Dear Selene - I've never heard of scented washi tape!! Thank you so much for all the wonderful washi samples. Such a generous RAK :)

LauraM540 on Jan 17, 2020:

Thank you so much for the generous envelope of awesome Washi samples!

bluerose3 on Jan 16, 2020:

Thank you for the Washi Samples (RAK). I love the variety you sent.

CHOWEFACE on Jan 13, 2020:

Happy Birthday!!

stiffneck78 on Jan 7, 2020:

earthnk on Jan 4, 2020:

Selene, Thanks for the sweet Christmas card. Took me a bit to figure it wasn’t for a swap. Hope you and family had an amazing holiday season.

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