Swap-bot Time: April 19, 2018 8:13 am


Date Joined: April 24, 2015
Last Online: April 18, 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


justmesks rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #19 on Apr 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I LOVE the Elvis. I have well over 100 Elvis cards but did not have this one! Hope you enjoy your trip to Graceland. I have not been there.
Comment: You have absolutely made my day!!! Thanks so very much for the wonderful envelope of vintage ephemera!!!! You are the best swap partner!!! Thanks so very much for everything!!!!
Response: Aw! Thanks for the great feedback! Your welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the note with recommendations and the Byron quote. I also feel that way about letter-writing. I was SUPER excited and touched that you sent me the Cat's Cradle postcard-- I'm going to frame it and display it on my book shelf. The journal cards are perfect, too. Thanks for such a thoughtful swap.
Response: I’m so glad you liked the PC!
paperpusher rated for IWTS: Animal Theme Washi Tape on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Love the tapes you chose- extra tapes, too!! And the adorable Kawaii envelope and an awesome playing card for my collection!!! Even that little paper clip was soooo cute! Thank you for everything!! And thanks for joining my swap. =)
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: What a wonderful envie of goodies! Thank you!!
Response: Your welcome!
Comment: All great choices, thank you! My favorite is Zsa Zsa with the pig. "Green Acres is the place to be..."
Response: Your welcome, glad you liked it! I love the Green Acres theme song, now it’s stuck in my head, LOL!
EmilyT rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #27 on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great selection and extra map pc!! My very favorite are the map & fancy insect!
Response: I’m glad you liked the cards! Your welcome!
shirleyinCA rated for WIYM Business Card Swap #2 on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for lots of very interesting cards! They really are all very special. Mars Cheese is terrific, love the clear cowboy, clever Distressed Wife, really enjoy Sadie Roberson's with the Bible quote, that fierce angry dog for Clutter- yikes! And the Jesse White card is so classy, loved your story and info on him, too. Thanks, too, for the cool coloring card of Phil. 4:19. And all in a handmade Pinocchio envelope with Disney postage -- you are the best! I watched some of the Jesse White Tumblers videos - amazing talent and what a worthwhile program for inner city kids! Thanks!
Response: Thanks so much for the great feedback! I'm glad you liked all of the cards & goodies! I had fun with the Pinocchio envie too!
auralily rated for Fill My Stocking - March on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I've got the stocking stuffer tucked away but I absolutely love the cards! We should talk, because it definitely looks like we share some favorites :)
Response: I'm glad you liked it! We definitely have a lot of similar faves ;)
PinkPosy29 rated for Small Stocking Stuffer - March on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the gift and goodies. Placed the gift in my stocking for later!
Response: Your welcome! Thanks for rating!
Comment: Got Package today.
Response: Thanks for rating!
skinny52 rated for P&M Postcard Scavenger Hunt 11 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: You did such a wonderful job picking out postcards for me! Thanks so very very much! And the little old snapshots are exactly what I like! You rocked this swap!!!
Response: Thanks for the feedback! Glad you liked the swap :)
BusyB rated for WIYM Stocking stuffer FEB on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you Cheryl, so much for your kind generosity! What a beautifully wrapped stocking stuffer and for the awesome extras "for now!" I'll unwrap my prezzie at Christmas. I love the Elvis paper you wrote your note on. I'll be thinking of you in May when you visit Graceland! Have a wonderful day!
Response: 😊your welcome! Thanks for the kind feedback 😊
user6937 rated for NYUP: 4 pcs in an envelope #7 on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sending these EXCELLENT cards - they're exactly the kind of cards I had in mind when I set this swap up. Love, love, LOVE them!!! The pig is great, but I gasped when I saw the chimps (Planet of the Apes was one of my favourite movies - the original one, that is). Thanks, again. Hope to see you at another swap someday. :)
Response: 😊your welcome! Glad you liked the cards. It was a fun swap!!
Comment: Thank-you. Placed my box in my stocking till December. I appreciate the Christmas tags. I go thru them since I love these stocking stuffer swaps. Have a great weekend.
Response: Your welcome! Happy swapping!
quirkyish rated for WIYM Stocking stuffer January on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer. I have a box in a closet where I’ll keep all the wrapped goodies I get sent throughout the year. And I love the extras you sent for now! That “Hey girl” badge/button—👌🏼
Response: Your welcome!
ladyfluorspar rated for ISS: Blind Envelope on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: thanks for rating
Comment: LOVE IT! ME too -- when the snow sticks to the trees it's a winter wonderland! LOVE IT! gorgeous!! HUGS and thanks for the lovely washi too! xx
Response: So glad you liked it!
Comment: thanks for a nice swap♥♥♥♥ Love the frame. Sorry I cant wait, I'm like a kid!!!
Response: Glad you liked it! Your welcome!
phenley rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #21 on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: I am so sorry for the late rating. My mother has been diagnosed with lung and bone cancer. I had to move in with her. So things are crazy. Have a great swapping 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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