Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2023 12:27 pm


Date Joined: September 27, 2007
Last Online: March 22, 2023

Country: United States
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About Me

Hello, I have taken a couple years off of swap-bot, but lately I have started to really miss the fun mail, the creativity, and learning a little bit about someone's life. So I am back!

Update Jan 2022: Please let me make it right if something I send has postage due!! There is so much random subjectiveness to the new postage rates.

July 2021: Just updating some facts about my family. My daughter is now married to her partner by a ceremony, on the beach, that I got to officiate!! My son graduated SJSU with his software engineering degree this winter! Big goals achieved!!

I have been living off-grid for 14 years now!! We live in a yurt on very rural land an hour from town. It is a lot of work but we just love living like this! Being independent and being in nature is important to my psyche!

Since I live an hour from town I usually check my P.O. Box once a week and send mail at the same time. I mark my mail sent once I have dropped in the mail slot at the post office. It may be on a Sunday or holiday and will be post marked the next day.

I am married with 2 young adult children which we homeschooled/unschooled. My daughter has now graduated from University of CA, Santa Cruz and my son is in college pursuing a computer science degree. I'm super proud of them both and what we accomplished as a family with unschooling. We live in a rural area in a home we built. We are off grid using solar power. So all my computer correspondences are solar powered yeah! We lived for a year with no electricity at all before we were able to get solar power system up. It was fantastic learning experience. Doing something like that really helps you not take a lot of things for granted.

Nature is very important to me and I like arts and crafts that reflect nature.

I like stationery, sachets, fabric bags of sweet smelling potpourri or any of your spice and herbal mixtures address labels -I really need some and fancy STICKERS, LOTION, soaps ANYTHING Scented, Lip balms, Lip Shimmers, lace, ribbon, teas, homemade or store bought spice blends, candles (all kinds votive and jar candles ect...), I like Victorian style postcards/cards, Celestial (stars and moons and suns) style, Cats and all animals especially Bears (real pictures of bears not teddy bears) Not that there is anything wrong with teddy bears :)


People who read profiles and take the time to connect with another person

Anything Handmade- your artwork or crafts

Jewelry!! earrings I have pierced ears and like dangly earrings, necklaces, bracelets handmade or 2nd hand (thrifted or yard sales :-) I like silver, bronze and coppery metals (not too much into gold unless its "antiqued" I like bohemian styles, ethnic, Victorian, animals, nature things (flowers, birds, trees ect...)

Interesting stones, crystals, semi-precious gem stones, Nature-made beach glass, all natural things you might find on a walk: shells, pressed leaves, seed pods, dried berries, feathers, pine cones, ect...

Pen-pal letters and notes I love even a quick personal message in swaps

Owls and really all birds




Botanical themes

Fairies, Dragons, Mermaids, Gnomes, Elves and all magical creatures.

Butterflies, Dragonflies and Bees and Luna moths

Sun and moon and stars imagery

Steampunk/Victoriana styles/Science/Art Noveau

Tea parties and all tea themed things

Mail art and decorated envelopes. Just putting a little effort with stickers ect... on an envie makes me SMILE big.

Flowers, love all flowers!!

Rubber stamps and ink pads! Most of my colors got dried up after I took a break from swapping and your stamped images please!

ALL things herbal: Dried Herbs from your part of the world, information about any herbs, pictures, recipes that use herbs for body care, cooking, cleaning, medicines, potpourri, teas ect...!!

Stickers, stickers and more stickers :-) Celestial, Flowers, Victorian style, fairies, animals, trees, leaves, snowflakes, steampunk, all magical creatures, Please no children's stickers like cartoon characters, Please no kawai

Die cut shapes I don't have any punches and I love flower, star, heart, nature, butterfly, suns, leaves, trees, ect..... I love the scalloped edged rounds shapes!!

Pretty scrapbook paper- I can always use more paper! embellishment's, prima flowers, Ephemera, Lace, Ribbon, Fabric, Buttons, Washi.

TEA I love all kinds plain black and in all its delightful flavors, I love black tea with vanilla! herb teas, chai's and pumpkin spice teas. I always appreciate decaffeinated dessert teas. I like the brands Stash, Tazo, Bigelow, Yogi, Numi, Zhenas, but I would love to try different teas too. The only kinds I don't like are roobios and all of Twinning's brand teas

Magazines! Used is wonderful! I love relaxing with a magazine to read. I like all kinds: Science, Beauty, Craft, Homemaking, Nature, Current events, Homesteading, Art. Rock my world with something new to learn and read about!

Postcards: especially handmade, Nature scenery, gardens, castles, landmarks, art, Animals of all sorts!! I don't really care for the 3-D postcards, however.

Bears :-) realistic and artistic!

Cats Big and small!

Pagan/ Wiccan things: altar items (wands, candles, decorations) God and Goddess pictures, Bells, Spells, Books, I love spell bottles and amulet bags, charms. I would love some items with pentagrams lists of magical correspondences. I am a green witch and eclectic pagan. I believe in the rule of three that anything I put out in the world come back to me times three, so I only do good magic and only on myself!

Notecards I love handmade ones and store bought too!

Stationery sheets it is very hard to find stationery where I live. I like florals, nature, artistic or just interesting designs please no Kawaii or diddle or other cartoonish styles.

Fabric bags with zippers or drawstrings for organizing stuff in my totes. Handmade always welcome and appreciated as well as clean thrift store/ yard sale finds :-)

like lotions, creams. cuticle creams, soaps, shower gels, massage oils if they are handmade or of natural ingredients.

Cotton bandanas I use them all the time for lots of different things!!

I love quotes printed from the computer or handwritten

Halloween things especially vintage style I figured out that I like all holiday themes that are vintage style. I don't need real vintage, I like the reproduced images.

I am always in need of kitchen towels

I love aprons handmade or thrift store finds!!

Essential oils

Incense sticks or cones or loose Your homemade blends are always appreciated Please no drug store or dollar store brands

Anything about palmistry

Here is my very short list of Dislikes:

Disney and All cartoon characters, Kawaii

Themes of shopping, princess, shoes and handbags that sort of thing.

Please no gory, bloody images or animal abuse (I needed to add this because I got something recently that was very disturbing

Camouflage or USA stuff (love my country but just don't like that color combo)

Christian stuff (I respect the religion but it is not my path)

Favorite Music

World music especially music from Brazil, Ireland/Scotland, Cuba, and Africa. Rock from hard to Indie to oldies with a soft spot for 80's music. I also love new age music, and classical and Opera. I love the bands Fitz and the Tantrums, and Nightwish (just got to go to a concert recently that was epic!) I like danceable music with driving rhythms and inspirational melodies.

Favorite Movies

I LOVE watching all kinds of movies and shows. It is how me my family come together after a busy day and unwind. My guilty pleasures are action/ adventure films and sci-fi where the good guys always win. I also love more subtle and complex films as well. I just love Dance movies also like Strictly Ballroom and Step up. Always enjoy recommendations

We stream a lot TV shows like The Expanse, Picard, Stranger Things, The Umbrella Academy,

Here is a short list of favorites: Dune, Guardians of the Galaxy, all X-men movies, ,Cloud Atlas, Avatar, Meet Joe Black, I am Legend, The Illusionist, Princess Bride, everything Star Trek, all the LOTR movies, The list could go on for a very long time

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy making notecards and postcards and FLIPBOOKS! And all the fun pockets and happy mail paper crafts. Since I am not good at drawing or painting I use rubber stamps stickers and ephemera in a what think is a very artistic way. like getting supplies for making these such as nice papers, ephemera, stamps, ink pads, brads, ribbons and lace, buttons embellishments.

gardening, growing and nature crafting (collecting wild plants) flowers and herbs for cooking, healing and crafting. I make soap and soy candles with essential oils. I love making my own herbal medicines and body care products.

Jewelry making. I have just been getting into making bead and wire earrings and necklaces. I would love to receive interesting glass, wood, stone, metal, beads and findings, chains, wire, ect...

Favorite Books

I really enjoy reading non-fiction such as real life adventures or how-to books also books about great people. I do love engaging plot-driven books too. I love cozy mysteries like the China Bayle herbal mystery series by Susan Wittig Albert, The Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes mystery series by Laurie R. King, The book Star Girl by Jerry Spinelli is a beautiful YA book I like to recommend to everyone. I also LOVE poetry. I always enjoy good book recommendations.


I really love scented stuff and prefer things scented with natural essences. I like floral scents such as Rose, Jasmine, Violet and Honeysuckle. I like lemon, honeydew melon, herbs such as lemon verbena, lavender, rosemary, sage, Spicy scents like cinnamon, Sandalwood, cloves and pumpkin spice are fantastic too!! Wintery smells I like are pine tree, peppermint, cinnamon, apples, gingerbread, all lot of spicy smells and evergreen smells are nice.


I love all colors. Except neon brights. I'm not such a primary color person either. I love all the other shades of colors. I like earthy colors and Jewel tones. I like the combinations of Red and yellow, Blue and yellow, and turquoise and brown.You can make me happy with most colors.

Just want to say...

I just want to say THANK YOU to all the wonderful swappers I've had the joy to swap with. It is because of the great and generous people on swap-bot that this is such a fun past time!!

Create the world you want to live in.


Comment: loved that golden leaf die cut. thanks a lot for everything else
mymerakidesk rated for 🤎 Brown Swap on Mar 21, 2023
Comment: Oh wow 🤩 This was such a gorgeous swap!! I loved how you decorated the envelope and the ephemera: the lace, stickers, washi were as gorgeous. Thank you for making my day, Stephenie. 10❤️ for you. Cheers!
jburb rated for BS&S ~ March 2023 stocking stuffer on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: This was beautifully packaged, and I love the mermaid pictures you included. I couldn't wait to open the package; your gift is wonderful. I felt good vibes as soon as I opened it. Thank you for the magical present!
Response: It really makes me smile reading your nice comment! I am so happy you loved the wrapping and your magical gift!! Thank you for the heart and your sweet message!
teddygirl rated for 🌿 Nature inspired swap on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks so very much Stephanie for your beautiful mail your envelope was very pretty too 😊 😘
ammalu rated for SSM: Pick your theme envelope #11 on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I love everything you sent.
Dagmar rated for VF: Flatmail Fairytale #3 USA on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Holy Smokes!! This package was so magical! Thank you so much!!! I love everything, from the paper doll and tea to the pretty envelope and images. I am so thankful for the "good vibes" and "heartsong" blends, and the "protection" charm is so kind of you! I never had someone make one just for me and I swear I can feel your positive vibes. I love the fairy images, but I feel bad that you sent me one of your favorites -- if it was your only print, I wouldn't mind sending it back to you. Your kindness has certainly made my day! Best wishes to you and hope we can swap again! :)
Response: Reading your comment made me so happy! I am so thrilled that you liked the package I put together for you and could really feel all the positive magical power I put into it all!!! Thank you so much for your kind words and I love swapping with you!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty notecard and caring note. just had surgery on my humerus today. my arm is still numb. I enjoyed hearing about your life in California. Cathy
Karmi53 rated for BL - Butterfly Stamps on Mar 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful Flaux stamps great job on them. Love all the different butterflies and sizes. They will be going in my butterfly journal and my personal journal. Thank you for the bear post card too, bears are so cool. Take care
Response: Thank you so much for the very nice rating it made me so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the butterfly stamps!! I glad they will have a good spot to live in your journals!!
Comment: Neat title. And just as neat take away! =D
Response: Thanks for hosting the swap and I glad you liked my pc thank you for the heart too!!
Comment: Thank you so much for your kind words! I also really like the stickers!
Response: I am very happy to hear that you liked my swap!! Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: I can hardly wait to open this!! Thank you so much!!
Response: Oh I am so happy to hear that!!!
jeka396 rated for IFM: Large Cluster Envelopes on Feb 26, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for these really great decorated envies! I can’t wait to use them! I love making and decorating envelopes too…but always great to have different styles from other artists to choose from when sending out happy mail!
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely message and the heart. I am so happy to hear that you really like them!
Highlander18 rated for LSRUS: Handmade Envelope-USA on Feb 23, 2023
Comment: ❤️❤️ Thank you very much for the colorful envie. Love the Postcards, stickers, notecard and papers, especially the aerial view of Monticello - wow nice!!
Response: You are very welcome! I am really glad you liked it!! And I very appreciative of your heart!!
explore rated for Encouraging Card & Note on Feb 23, 2023
Comment: Stephanie, thank you for the handmade fox card and goodies. Love the card. Happy swapping!
Response: I am really happy to hear that!! Thank you for the heart!
susieq11 rated for FOX Postcard on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful fox postcard - I just love them! You are very lucky to be seeing them regularly. I saw one a few weeks ago but it had been a long time! They are magical to me too! Thanks a lot for joining! xoxo
Response: That is wonderful that we both find them so wonderful! I have just gotten some mail with a new fox stamp and I am all like where did you get that?!! It is really pretty! Thanks for the great message and the heart!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for AMMM: CraZy foR HeArtS on Feb 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the heart GOODIES! <3 I love them so much!! x Have a lovely week!! xx G
yvonne401 rated for Encouraging Card & Note on Feb 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty notecards as well as the tulip stickers. It means alot that you read my profile and saw that tulips remind me of my dad. You are such a kind and caring person. No, I've never grown flowers as I'm allergic. We used to grow veggies, but not anymore. I'm feeling alot better now and will definitely be swapping in March.
Response: What a wonderful comment to read! Thank you for making my day!
JaneInSD rated for CPG Valentines Paper Clusters - US on Feb 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute clusters. :-)
Stargazer008 rated for MAIL ART - Things That Fly on Feb 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope filled with so much joy. And now have a great day.
captkristi rated for SSM: QSCP #54 on Feb 13, 2023
Comment: This card is SO pretty!! Love it. The quote is excellent as well. This one will be on my table for a bit. Might try to paint this little guy!!
Response: Wow that really makes my day to hear thank you so much!!

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debbiespoms on Mar 8, 2023:

Thanks so very much Stephanie, for the AATW March granted wish of Stephen King book! This gift has made my day and I look forward to reading it, while in bed after my Chemo sessions. Thanks so much again!

fighterangel on Feb 25, 2023:

Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful AATW Feb '23 wishlist gifts!!! You've brightened my day more than you know. Thank you.

Mistyinltown on Feb 22, 2023:

Thank you so much for sending a Valentine to my Mom for my January CPG wishlist. She loved the butterfly you made, thank you so much, and I am so sorry for the late thank you.

Tricia22 on Feb 21, 2023:

CPG WTA Jan- Yay the resend made it!! Thank you for the envelope full of Great Happy Mail and I love the card you made. Reminds me Spring!!

Mimosagirl on Feb 7, 2023:

Thank you for the awesome stickers! I hope to swap soon. WTA Jan

MuggleMom on Feb 5, 2023:

CPG Jan 2023 Winner Take All - 2 PCs: Global

Thank you for the 3 postcards and the very cheery note you included! I love your lil notes of positivity!!

xx MuggleMom

RaspberryRobot on Feb 1, 2023:

Thanks so much for the amazing 'send to the person above you' Swap! My 90s child self loved your envelope decor so much! Thank you for the sweet heartfelt card and for all the goodies you picked out specially based on my profile! - Jess (RaspberryRobot)

yvonne401 on Jan 29, 2023:

You are very welcome. Glad you got it.



BookLover9273 on Jan 25, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely teas you sent me from the Tea Tag in Time for Tea group! Appreciate them so much and cannot wait to try!

lovetherain on Jan 25, 2023:

Thanks so much Stephenie, for the woodland and moon goodies from the Surprise Tag! I'm going to try the tea tonight :)

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