Swap-bot Time: March 8, 2021 10:28 am


Date Joined: March 8, 2010
Last Online: March 8, 2021
Birthday: January 3
Country: United States

About Me

Updated 20 April 2020.

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, Anglophile, travel, museums, napping, cooking, the U.K., practicing Spanish, yoga, pro-choice, vodka martinis, 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,rock painting/hiding, royalty, letter writing,British Television (Killing Eve, Keeping Up Appearances, PEAKY BLINDERS), theme parties, crafting, Guinness...

I've been writing letters since I was a child and have had a number of foreign penpals. My longest term penpal is in Japan and we've been writing for over 30 years. 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, VCR boxes, 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. As one of my friends said, "Sprinkle hearts because they are free."


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

Postcard wish list: *Wedding theme *Bigfoot or Yeti *Retro *Pin-up *Vintage black & white *Golf *Something with the color purple or the color lavender *Mexican artist Frida Kahlo *Royalty *Don't really like typical tourist postcards

vintage wedding ephemera (photos, invites, paper)

anything postal related ephemera






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

felt, yarn, fabric, playing cards, lotion, tote bags, jewelry, doilies, pencils, bookmarks, licorice

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

The Good Doctor, The Resident

The Crown

Stranger Things

Big Little Lies

Master Chef, Chopped

Martha Stewart

BBC America: Graham Norton, Call the Midwife, The F Word, Come Fly with Me, Keeping up Appearances, The Vicar, Killing Eve

Favorite Books

I enjoy:

Biographies, Autobiographies, Art books, Chick Lit and Celebrity-related

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.


Comment: Wow!!! What amazing items and so nicely packaged! I wish I could give you more than one heart. I appreciate everything you sent and how you made this such a wonderful swap to receive. You have some great finds. Enjoy making your collages - how cool to have a weekly planner for it. I recently started following Margarete Miller and hope to make time to see more of her work. Take care.
Carollee922 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #133 on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. I think I am the only person who has never seen TWD. My coworker used to watch it next to me and I would put on my headphones so I wouldn't hear any of it. It is on my list though. I love the envelope art!
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Travel on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the terrific envie covered in travel ephemera. I love the map bits, tickets, and neat cutouts. You were so generous with the extras. I appreciate the time you put into this swap!
tisha rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - February 2021 on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Love the cardboard you sent me Garci, thank you very much. So fun to see how a piece of packaging makes a great postcard !
megan1230 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #132 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Usually this is a very run-of-the-mill swap but you made it STUNNING! The postcards were great and the ephemera was so fun but I absolutely loved the envelope! Everything was amazing and you make me want to be a better swapper. Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the excellent rating and your kind words. We all love a GOOD MAIL DAY!
Comment: What a cool package! Too bad it wasn't good. It is too warm already, it's making me worried for our summer already. Hope you are enjoying these pretty days :)
Comment: Thanks! I love the glittery snow!
lovesreward rated for WIYM: FAMOUS PERSON PC SWAP on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the AWESOME Madonna postcard - it's my first ever! That's cool you found some online - I always forget to look for such things on there! Today I am working on organizing my craft room (so far it's been 4 days and I probably have another week or more, yikes!). Take care!
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcard! I love what you chose. The lighthouse stamp is cool, too. ^___^
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2021 on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Garci! Love the chunk and I think I would like to try that beer! I am not usually a craft beer person but seem to like the fruity tastes of some! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to travel once this pandemic is over. At least we can go to BC. lol. Take Care always!
Comment: I absolutely LOVE this !! IT's GORGEOUS! So much vintage fun!! Beautifully done !I'm So excited!! Thank youuuu!! I will hang it on my wall next to my desk!! SO pretty!! Thank you for the vintage goodies! I cant believe you had an antique postcard with an Asbury Park NJ cancellation!!! SO COOL! Sending snowy hugs from New Jersey ! xx Gabi
Onyx rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #131 on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: Great envie and fab postcards, thank you so much! And I miss those amazing Arizona sunsets and sunrises.
Comment: Thanks! Marc
dawnakaulen rated for Event Ads # 2 on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: They all look like fun, and thank you so much for the extras too!
mamajoy rated for A Memorable Ad Card #2 on Feb 3, 2021
Comment: Good for you for seeing America first. Canada is one of my go-to places for vacations. Mostly Ontario. I will have to sit down and figure out how many states I've been to or traveled through. Most, I think. Thanks for sharing your memories.
Catt007 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #129 on Feb 2, 2021
Comment: Than you for the lovely cards and the envelope and stamps are fab, I love the extras as well. This was definitely a very happy mail. Thank you 😀
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Spell H-E-A-R-T With Pcs #4 on Jan 31, 2021
Comment: Love your choices, and thanks for the extras too! Yes, we have had 2 weeks of rain here. Weird for us but we need it :)
Comment: Very cool interpretation of a snowman! Quite creative. Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬

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banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 happyhallll

lou on Oct 14, 2020:

please check your private messages and email

Pikapika on Sep 28, 2020:

LSRUS: 1000 Hearts Giveaway

I'm sorry I am not able to mail anything to you. I hope you like the hearts i'm sending your way.

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


simcoe54 on Jul 19, 2020:

Thanks for the random RAK - stamps and postcards and for thinking of me. I always love to receive these items. 💚

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!

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