Swap-bot Time: September 16, 2019 1:20 pm


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: September 16, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

Woot! I hit my first year anniversary with Swap-bot! I finished 745 swaps and maintained a 5.0! Perhaps by Sep 8, 2020 I will have 1500 done. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and guided me this newbie on her swap journey!


I am a 46yr 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 10 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 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 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 have started collecting vintage playing cards. I really like the animal or floral ones best.

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 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 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 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


goinjenny rated for Creatures Great and Small #14 on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
Dinkyde rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap USA #2 on Sep 16, 2019
Comment: Both cards are lovely
Response: I am glad you liked them. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you Selene!
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart.
bearnbabs rated for SMSUSA: Tell Me About . . . #4 on Sep 15, 2019
Comment: Wow You out did yourself.I just loved your stationary and all your answers and all the extras too. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day, bearnbabs
Response: Thank you for such a fun swap. This was my first for jumping in and I look forward to the next one :)
KatKit rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards (USA/Canada) #3 on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Great package of postcards Selene. The vintage card is really cool. I like the little poem it contains. Thanks.
Response: I am so happy you like them :) Thank you for the heart!
bluehairedmary rated for WIYM: Woot! PC Swap time! #7 on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: My pleasure.
justmesks rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #18 on Sep 14, 2019
Comment: Wonderful selection of cards. Thank you!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: LOVE all the animal cards! I need to find those ones with the cat breeds on them!
Response: I love the ones with the cat breeds. It also had rabbits, birds and hedgehogs! So cute!
Comment: I do have to agree with you. Thanks for the card and stickers.
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for resending, love the variety. Have a great weekend.
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for understanding :) <3
Comment: thanks!
Response: My pleasure!
Comment: Thank you very much for the California State Flower card - wow 6 stamps fit nicely!!! Well done! I like the Shakespeare one also.
Response: Hehe, I try to squeeze on as many as I can without going to crazy. I horde those Shakespeare ones. I love the coloring they did to them and wish they had more stamps like that.
MamaMangrove rated for QUICK Send 2 Postcards Swap #5 on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the the cards and for including extras, Selene. My favorite is also the charming mouse PC!
Response: That one is so cute! I am happy you get to enjoy it as well. <3
Comment: Giggle. Thank you!
Response: I love putting jokes on my PC! Who wouldn't like a daily giggle? Ok, maybe not Grumpy Cat. Heh :)
Poohtat rated for QUICK Sender's Choice PC #4 USA on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: lol. Thank you
Response: I'm happy you liked it! <3
lostinavalon rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 102! on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card!
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the decos!
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart!
Fieke rated for BL ~ Postcard with a Butterfly #5 on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much fo the nice butterfly postcard
Response: My pleasure. I am so happy it arrived safely. Thank you for the heart!
Rbrstmpr rated for What the Heck...? PC #36 on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Great card, thanks! And the joke was cute too.
Response: My pleasure. I love doing jokes on my PCs.
travellinCat rated for SF- Blind PC swap #2 USA on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Response: My pleasure.

Rating Overview

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christy102194 on Sep 8, 2019:

Fall greetings! ^^

LunaCass on Aug 28, 2019:

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I just received an abundance of pens from you, I love them!!! So cool how some of them are erasable pens! Thank you very much, it made my day receiving all of them. :D

Fieke on Aug 22, 2019:

Thank you so much for your nice handmade birthday card !

earthnk on Aug 17, 2019:

Selene, thank you for sending my color callaboration postcard home. I really like what your did with it. The colors are stunning and really make the part you colored, pop! 🙏 for hosting fun swaps!

ButterflyLover on Aug 12, 2019:

I was wondering if you noticed!

LilysMama on Aug 8, 2019:

It was a wonderful surprise to receive a birthday card and stickers from you. Thank you ♥️

Jjean on Aug 8, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday card and the lovely stickers. Such a wonderful surprise. :)

pinklilly on Aug 7, 2019:

Dear Selene, thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card and the really cute watercolor stickers!!! I really appreciate you thinking of me!!!

shellbede on Aug 5, 2019:

All the decos you sent me arrived today and they are going to be so much fun. Thanks!

bluehairedmary on Jul 26, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes RAK for the WIYM group! The stickers and card are just lovely! Thank you for being so thoughtful!

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