Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2019 10:57 am


Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: February 18, 2019
Birthday: January 3
Country: United States

About Me

I'm a gal who lives with my husband in a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona, where the climate is desert (dry and hot). We were married in Maui. We enjoy traveling and golfing.

My hobbies/interests: Postcrossing, mailart, antiques, golf, cupcakes, ephemera, fishing, family activities, travel, museums, napping, cooking, the U.K., practicing Spanish, my niece Emmi, pro-choice, flea markets, Hispanic & Japanese culture, vintage, pin-up girls, thrift shops, tag sales, reading, fleur-de-lis, indie and foreign films, lavender, Frida Kahlo, Dia de los Muertos, Texas Hold 'Em poker, crafting, Italy, Renaissance art, turquoise (the color and the jewelry), wrapping presents, morning tea with a splash of milk, sushi, collections, royalty, letter writing, BBC America, theme parties, crafting, Guinness...

I've been writing letters since I was a child and have had a number of foreign penpals. Still in touch with a childhood penpal in Sweden, but via email now. My longest term penpal is in Japan and we've been writing for over 27 years. We only email a few times a year -- the rest is snail mail! I love sending postcards and letters to friends and family, even if they don't reciprocate. I know they enjoy receiving them.

I love recycling/upcycling. Chunk 'O Cardboard is my favorite monthly swap. I'm always on the lookout for cardboard chunks to send as postcards (food packaging, book covers, board game boxes, etc).

Swapping note: 1) I strive to get a heart each and every time I do a swap by going above and beyond with extras or personalization. 2) I won't be bullied or bribed into changing ratings. I can overlook some lateness if it's communicated, but if you are a month late on your swap and you think I won't notice...then you deserve a "3." 3) I am very liberal with giving HEARTS because it makes people happy and we're all busy and we do our best with these swaps. Not everyone is an artist. When you get older, you realize life's too short to be petty.


I'm fairly easy with these four themes: Vintage, foreign, postal-related, ephemera!

Postcard wish list: *Wedding theme *Retro *Pin-up *Vintage black & white *Golf *Deer or Stag *Something with the color purple or the color lavender *Mexican artist Frida Kahlo *Royalty

vintage wedding ephemera (photos, invites, paper)

anything postal related






rubber stamps

French ribbon

foreign language newspaper

postage stamps (unused or used; foreign and domestic)



handmade envelopes

foreign language dictionary pages

vintage children's books

Air Mail stickers

vintage cookbooks/pamphlets

Everything about Italy: Art, museums, wine, language, food, churches

Day of the Dead

old tickets of any kind (i.e., travel, train, movie, concert)

vintage books that are tattered and can be used for crafting

glue sticks

My favorite color is purple



The ocean


Country music

B&W postcards featuring vintage scenes or people (i.e., photography by Robert Doisneau)




plant-based eating

Don't Need




playing cards


tote bags






Only allergy is tree nuts (i.e., walnuts)

Favorite Movies

Too many to list them all!

I like to watch all Academy award nominated movies.

Indie films

Foreign films


Amelie, Priceless (Audrey Tatou)

Four Weddings and a Funeral (I love British humor)


The Queen

The Dutchess

Shakespeare in Love

The King's Speech



Mrs. Brown


Love Actually


Bridget Jones' Diary

The Italian Job

The DaVinci Code

Julie & Julia

The Devil Wears Prada

Favorite Television

Reruns: Ugly Betty, Seinfeld, Will & Grace

The Good Doctor

The Crown

Stranger Things

Big Little Lies

Cupcake Wars, DC Cupcakes

Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares

Master Chef, Chopped

Martha Stewart

Pawn Stars, American Pickers


BBC America: Graham Norton, The F Word, Come Fly with Me, Keeping up Appearances, The Vicar

Favorite Books

I enjoy:



Art books

Chick Lit


My three favorites I've read that I listed on goodreads.com: Pink Slip Party, Good Mail Day, and The Kite Runner

and I read a lot of magazines!


English/Irish/Scottish breakfast tea. Any other black tea. I also drink chai or vanilla and I will try fruit teas.


nannydino rated for PH: Valentine PC (Blank or Naked) on Feb 18, 2019
Comment: Hi Garci thank you so much for the vintage inspired PC. I love love love it ! peace love light
Comment: Hi there! Card just arrived, it seems to have had an adventure; came in a special white USPS Postmaster envelope with their sincere apologies for damaging it. It must have gotten caught in the sorting machine which seemed to have started to eat the bottom right corner:( What a great vintage chunk though!!! And QE II❤️ Thank-you:) Amazing stamps too! Most were not cancelled, they probably felt bad for such a neat PC getting damaged. Always lovely to see a swap from you! Hope 2019 is off to a good start for you:)
CindyST rated for PTG: I spy something with M R3 on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: I love the postcard, thank you for sending.
Comment: Thank you for the great Dolly Parton card. My husband also liked Shania Twain but never got to see her. I wanted to see her in Kansas City a few years back but couldn't afford the tickets.
Response: Thanks
Comment: Thank you - I love everything you sent , especially the foxes and jelly fish PCs!
justmesks rated for PH: A-Z Word Hunt #1 on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Loved your selection of cards! They are all new ones for me. Thank you!
SunTradeToo rated for WIYM:RECYCLED CARDBOARD SWAP on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 🎇 And happy new Year!
Ramoontje78 rated for WIYM ~ Cover My Envelope! on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you sooo very much for your cover swap.. Also really live the goodies.. The Cat cards ❤️❤️ and that writing paper.. ✔️
Bhindblueeyes rated for PTG: I spy something with L R3 on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: I love, love, love everything about this PC!! This postcard is the epitome of playing I spy, me thinks :) Thank you for all of the decorations that are applicable to my loves in life, esp. the cupcake!! :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard and the amazing stamps - love, love, love! So, so beautiful! Thank you again :) :)
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM: recycled cardboard swap on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the recycled cover for 'Charade' - love the movie and the theme song!
miyi rated for WIYM:RECYCLED CARDBOARD SWAP on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Ooh this is so shiny and happy it made my day! And yes I also enjoy looking through my stamps to find nice ones to send out. Lastly, coffee is always awesome!
paperlvr rated for Quick Swap - Variety of Choices on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Many thanks for the amazing swap! Thank you for the incredible collection of canceled stamps and ephemera! You were so very generous and I will enjoy it all! Hysterical "commitment" PC too! Thank you!
dogkisses rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2018 on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Oh...this is a BIG chunk. TY for the nice decorations on it. The love bird it so cute. Happy new year to you too.
Comment: Cute Lucky Cat card! Thanks for sharing your resolutions! Good luck with those! We try to eat meatless meals often too. Happy New Year!
cookies37 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2018 on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Nice to meet someone that loves Elvis too! Thanks so much for the pc with The King on it! I hope you had a Happy Birthday and did lots of shopping. Nice album cover too. Take care ~ Judy
AZmom875 rated for Send me 4 in an envelope, Please on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcards, and for being in the swap. I can't make the next local meet up because I only work/volunteer once a week at the food bank, that I run so, it is hard to take a Saturday off. I will catch you all at the next one.
shellbee8 rated for PH: Postcard Variety Pack #3 on Jan 5, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh! I can't tell you how excited I was to get this letter! I love the stamps and the postcards! It's my first zazzle and first square postcard!
cookies37 rated for WIYM:RECYCLED CARDBOARD SWAP on Jan 4, 2019
Comment: Love the gingerbread house postcard! My nieces and I tried to make the little ones and only two stayed together, lol But we had fun doing it together & the girls loved the left over icing! Thanks for the swap & Happy New Year! Take care ~ Judy P.S. Thanks for the great Elvis Stamp!!
Comment: Thank you for the really nice pick of SNOW! I love the extras you sent as well! Many hearts to you!

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ivanabu on Feb 14, 2019:

Thanks for your RAK birthday greeting, it pleased me a lot!

ivanabu on Feb 14, 2019:
SeleneW on Jan 15, 2019:

Happy Belated Birthday to you! Thank you for the wonderful card!


CurlyTea on Jan 3, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

isabellasnow on Jan 2, 2019:

Happy January Birthday from WIYM Group!

RooBaRoo on Jul 24, 2018:

Thanks for the chunk Happy mail :) Congrats on your 6 years together - & wow, you "do things" :) I wish we were as interesting! :D Wow, that's some rough weather!!!! Yes ... Monsoon Wedding is actually quite nice :) & thanks for pointing me to the scented stamps :D I'd never have guessed!! See you around!

bbsporty on May 26, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard! I love cactus!

kssunlover1947 on Feb 6, 2018:

Thank you for the RAK. I will enjoy using the stamps you sent. I had just ordered some $.25 and $.10 ones from Ebay. So I am set for awhile.

CurlyTea on Jan 3, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

bbsporty on Nov 18, 2017:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous RAK postcard! I love the heart made of stamps!

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