Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2017 9:34 am


Date Joined: April 24, 2015
Last Online: November 14, 2017
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 consider myself to be Christian and would say the term "Christian Left" is where I lean.

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 absolutely 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


*Vintage ephemera

*Gemma Correll illustrations

*journaling....a mix of junk journaling & Fauxbonichi


*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: turquoise, purple, sky blue, peach/aquamarine color scheme, neutrals (currently loving burlap, flannel and butcher paper themes)

*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, 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, The Golden Girls 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.


goinjenny rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #20 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra!
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!
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
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!
aspens rated for NYUP - 4 postcards in an envelope #1 on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: HAHA, what a mix! Thank you for these cool cards! I do love them all. And yeah, that show "Abandoned" is so rad, they did an episode on the Salton Sea which is a part of where I grew up, so that was cool (I guess, given the circumstances). The mall episode and the nuclear plant were my favorites.
Response: Glad you liked the PC's! I wish Vice would make more episodes. Take care!
Comment: saving my prezzie, the comic book is really cool and the tiny horse clip!!! thank you so much 😊🐞
Response: Your welcome! ❤️
Comment: Thanks for the Sept stocking stuffer, yes it's getting closer to time for reveal...can't wait. Thanks for my surprise.
Response: Your welcome! ❤️
goinjenny rated for September Birthday Cards on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the goodies
Response: Your welcome! ❤️
Comment: Thank you so much! This is going directly into my stocking stash for Christmas! The "For now" gift of stamps was so sweet of you too, and I adore the Hello Kitty envie you tucked them in to. Absolutely top notch swap and I've not even opened the gift, lol!
Response: Thanks for the great feedback! I hope you like the gift too!! ❤️
Fabriqueen rated for Stocking Stuffer Swap - AUGUST on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much ! I'm looking forward to the day we get open all our little goodies. Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome! I think I need to acquire a 3rd "stocking" for this year...it's so fun!
JazD rated for WIYM October Stocking Stuffer on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I like the postcards 🙂
Babsmomof5 rated for P&M postcard scavenger hunt 7 on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Oh my goodness! What wonderful postcards! And you're right the old dentist one is very strange, and probably my fav as well!
Response: Great to hear! Your welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely things
Response: Glad you liked the swap! Thanks for rating ❤️
kfaye rated for WIYM: September Stocking Stuffer on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the stocking stuffer :D
Response: I hope you like it! I hope your stocking is getting nice and stuffed 😀
ladydy5 rated for TF -August - Stuff my Stocking/Tote on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you it is in my tote!
Response: I hope you like it! I hope your stocking is getting nice and stuffed 😀

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CurlyTea on Sep 5, 2017:

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.. ^^

bjmonroe on Sep 23, 2016:

stiffneck78 on Sep 21, 2016:

Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday surprise! You made it extra special. Happy belated birthday to you also.


bjmonroe on Sep 2, 2016:

         Happy Birthday from the Crafting Queens
institches on Sep 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday...a day early!

sassafrass on Jul 17, 2016:

I'm sooo envious of you to have seen the Offspring so many times! Gone Away is my fave song too! Thank you again for the wonderful swap :)

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