Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 5:35 pm


Date Joined: April 24, 2015
Last Online: January 17, 2018
Birthday: September 2, 1978
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi! I'm Cheryl from Plainfield, IL. I'm a huge Chicago Blackhawks hockey fan, my husband and I enjoy attending games, going to the annual Blackhawks Convention in Chicago and traveling to away games when possible (usually once per season). We don't have any kids, but we visit our nieces often and enjoy spending time with family. We don't have any pets at this time, but we are looking to adopt a shelter/rescue dog again.

I am Christian and would say the term "Christian Left" is where I lean. No judgement to others beliefs or political stances.

I am a Social Worker and my focus is helping adults with severe mental illness live independently in the community. My motto (acquired from Pinterest): "Love thy Neighbor....No Exceptions!"

I love all things postal, snail mail and mail art. I'm not sure what I enjoy most...sending mail or receiving mail 💌

I enjoy visiting central Wisconsin and I ❤️Cheese!

One of my simple joys is stumbling upon an interesting quote. Sometimes just watching tv, listening to the radio or reading a book can lead to the surprise of a quote that moves you. For some odd reason, I especially like very odd/obscure quotes, lines from movies and music lyrics. If you have any favorites please pass them along.



*colorful/amusing comic strips

*Elvis (I’m finally visiting Graceland in 2018 for my 40th birthday!)

*Vintage ephemera

*Gemma Correll illustrations

*journaling....a mix of junk journaling and gratitude journaling

*Hockey! ❤️

*Stickers: kawaii mini puffy stickers, Korean diary stickers, planner stickers, odd/unusual stickers, promotional stickers, holiday stickers, vintage stickers......I really like stickers!

*Good Luck images and themes: four leaf clovers, happy Buddha images, horseshoes🍀

*Colors/themes: turquoise, purple, sky blue, peach/aquamarine, neutrals, burlap, and Tartan flannel.

*natural stones & crystals

*Animals: deer, chipmunks, squirrel, birds, turtles, elephants, pandas, Clydesdale horses

*Stationery - traditional/weird logos/businesses with cool graphics

*wax seals

*white/pastel paint pens/gel pens

*Anything humorous....I love comedy and great one liners, (some of my favorite comedians: Jim Gaffigan, Mitch Hedberg, Melissa McCarthy, Stephen Colbert, Aziz Ansari, John Pinette, Amy Schumer, Kristen Schaal......too many to list)

*colorful ink pads

*stained glass

*Plumbing & Copper

*miniature enamel/glass/metal figurines ❤️

*Foods/Flavors: hazelnut, anything chocolate, nuts, coffee

*Postcard wishlist: I am not picky, I love all types of postcards (used, new, in an envelope, naked). I do love vintage PC's. I'm also fond of postcards with scalloped edges. I enjoy images of water (ice, lakes, oceans, fog, steam, beaches, rain, waterfalls), clouds, Ansel Adams, black & white, Hollywood/movies, and Disney. I Like odd and quirky cards and I don't mind offensive cards.

*I enjoy receiving mail with real stamps for postage (but I understand its not always feasible)


*reward stickers/toddler type stickers



*cigarette/smoke smell


Favorite Television

I'm kind of a couch potato....

Some of my favorite shows.... The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, The Middle, Orphan Black, Mr. Robot, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Bob's Burgers, General Hospital, Everbody Loves Raymond (recently found this show in late 2017, I must have been under a rock the last 20 years!) and Outlander.

I'm currently hooked on the classic game show channel BUZZR.....favorite classic game shows: To Tell the Truth, Tattletales, Family Feud hosted by Richard Dawson

Favorite Movies

I love great movies.....I finally completed my bucket list of watching the AFA Top 100 movies of all time. I really enjoy Buster Keaton, Cary Grant, Shirley Temple and Jimmy Stewart movies. I love 1950's-1960's Disney movies. Wizard of Oz, Harry Potter.

I also like silly movies that are ridiculous and make me laugh (over and over): Step Brothers, Office Space, Rat Race, Elf, Tropic Thunder, The Great Outdoors

Favorite Books

I love to read. But I have difficulty setting time aside to read. I do enjoy listening to books on CD during my daily commute. When listening I prefer non-fiction, memoirs and sociology. When I read-read I prefer mystery, suspense and literary fiction.

I wouldn't say I have favorite authors, I like variety so I just read what seems interesting.

Recent reads: Sleeping Beauties by Stephen King and Owen King; The Little Book of Hygge


goinjenny rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #24 on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra
Response: Welcome!
young46356 rated for NYUP: 4 pc's in an envelope #5 on Dec 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks, great cards. Happy New Year!
Response: Your welcome! Happy New Year to you too!
ladybugluvsstuff rated for Fill My Stocking - December on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: thank you so much for the adorable little gift!! my stocking is very full😁 Merry Christmas Cheryl 💖🐞
Response: Welcome! Merry Christmas!
Comment: A new map card of WI for me! Cat woman is VERY interesting :) So is the chocolate orange. Love 'em.
Response: Welcome! I’m so glad you liked the swap. ❤️
MrsBottomley rated for Profile based postcards swap on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Hello Cheryl! Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards!! ☺️ You must have such a great and eclectic postcard collection to have put together such an assortment. There wasn’t anything I didn’t like! I really like the card and all the explanations to your choices. Thanks so much and happy holidays to you!
Response: I’m so glad you liked the swap. I do love collecting PC’s ❤️
Comment: Thank you for your sweet note. I have never been to Wisconsin.
Response: Your welcome, thanks for the heart! I hope you get a chance to visit Wisconsin one day, especially if you like cheese, football history (Green Bay Packers ~ Lambeau Field tour), waterparks (Wisconsin Dells is the waterpark capital of the US)....I sound like a WI tourism rep! LOL
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Christmas Stocking Gift #2 on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: OMG! What a pretty container to put something in! It will be so hard to wait until Christmas to open it! Thanks also for the very cool line markers. **Thank you so very much for the mailbox full of goodies!!! I love all of the notepads, sticky notes and other fun things! Happy Holidays!
Response: You are very welcome! :) Thanks for the heart Glad you like the goodies!
simcoe54 rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #15 on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Love all the cards that you sent for this swap. Thanks
Response: Glad to hear! Your welcome :)
Comment: Loved the fun and quite unique cards you chose for this interesting swap! Very sweetly decorated envelope, too with Richard Scarry illustrations I believe!
Response: Glad you liked it! I love his illustrations too! :)
Comment: Thanks for such interesting cards! I especially like the doll postcard! Thanks again!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart!
crescendo rated for Fill My Stocking - November on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for my prezzie! My stocking is getting nice and plump. Merry Christmas!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for the heart!
goinjenny rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #20 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra!
Response: Welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the fun selection of postcards. I love seeing what my partners come up with. My favorite has to be ET - that was great!!!! I love the bike!! Too funny! Thank you tons for the Devils sticker!!! : D So glad you joined the swap!
Response: You are very welcome! :)
luckycharms rated for WIYM: Christmas Stocking Gift #1 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Ooooh, how pretty and festive!!!!! Now how am I supposed to wait till Christmas!!! lol...Thank you so very much, Merry Christmas..01-01-18 Thank you so very much for the fun stocking gifts! I love the book mark(awesome), prima flowers, the rubber ons (are great!) and the baking cups!!! My stocking was very happy!!! ...I hope you had a merry Christmas and have a great New Year!
Response: You are very welcome! I’m so glad you liked the stocking stuffers! Until next year! ⛄️
kfaye rated for Fill My Stocking - October on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: You wrapped the package so pretty! Thank you :D
Response: Welcome! Only 2 months to go!
Comment: Thank you for resend. Amazings cards!
Response: Your welcome!! I'm glad they arrived quickly! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much for the great PCs - I really like them all but especially the fruit jelly, and skyline of Chicago, and the B&W of Tracy and Taylor. Thanks again and hope to see you in future swaps ~~
Response: Your welcome! Glad you like the selection! I love scavenger hunts! ❤️
HappyMom rated for P&M postcard scavenger hunt 8 on Oct 17, 2017
Comment: Great selection! My favorite is Arches National Park :)
Response: Glad you like them! Thanks for rating ❤️
PostcardAl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs#8 on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Hi CHeryl -- thanks for the postcards. Surprised to see the Coopers Rock one -- a place in West Virginia not far from me, but didn't realize is was famous enough for a postcard, haha. Great place to hike. Thanks for the cactus card, too! Best, al
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Small world!
Tjace007 rated for WIYM-November Stocking Stuffer on Oct 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for my gift and stickers. :)
Response: Welcome. I hope you like it! Hi! Just checking if you opened your gift and to see if you loved it??? Hope so! happy New Year!

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institches on Jan 5, 2018:

Fill My Stocking March and May - Thank you for the ornament, tape pins, Farkle game and the sock monkey pencil toppers. Thanks for joining the swap too!

kfaye on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Christmas gifts! :D Many happy blessings in 2018!

Babsmomof5 on Dec 25, 2017:

Oh my goodness! I just ooened all my gifts and the gifts you sent to me from the "Profile based stocking stuffer Sept USA- swap are among my favs! The lavander oil has been plesantly scenting my entire Christmas bix since it arrived, and the FDC...from Christams 1978! Oh my word! Just so, so special! Thank you so much for touching my heart with your truly sincere gifts. I hooe you have had a very, very merry Christmas!

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ladydy5 on May 18, 2017:

Welcome to Thriftstore Find group. Great swappers in this group so come join in a swap.

susieq11 on Jan 29, 2017:

I also loved taking the giraffe envelope out of my mailbox! So cute!!!!

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

grethe418 on Nov 14, 2016:

Thank you so much for your lovely Xmas card and present that arrived today! I would have loved to give you a <3 but didn't see where I should do that... The post it-notes are so cute! ...couldn't wait a month to unwrap the present.. ^^

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