Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2018 9:49 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: May 31, 2016
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
365 Project

***Updated News***

March 6, 2016 ~ Hello everyone - I am on vacation and have not been home much to log my received swaps but am trying to catch up - will try to get them all logged in today but if not, I will when I get home from vacation March 12th. Until then - happy swapping and thanks for understanding! grin

April 16, 2015 ~ My one year anniversary on Swap-bot and I am very glad to have come across this site. I have met some wonderful people here and had some great swap opportunities. I have learned it's not an exact science and you may get flaked on or not get exactly what the swap entailed, but if you stick it out, the amazing swappers out there (and you know who you are!) will make up for the not-so-great.

April 1, 2015 ~ I almost drown while swimming in the ocean and thankfully a lifeguard rescued me and was able to safely bring me back to shore. I know it may sound trite or silly, but I am forever thankful to "Bob" the lifeguard who risked my life to ensure I would still have mine. I thought about my husband, our cats and my job as I was tossed around in the sea, and thought I only had 2 more breaths left in me... thank you Bob for being there at the beach, doing the job you do!

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to swapping with you!

Fav. Music and Books

I love all sorts of music, but not rap nor country. Just a few of my favorites are: Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Janis Joplin, 80's music, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, and so many more (will add as I remember more of them!).

I love to read although I must confess I don't have the time to read as much as I would like. I collect books (my husband and I own thousands of books!) - especially dictionaries (in all languages), poetry, Shakespeare, Memoires of a Geisha, The Red Tent, Da Vinci Code, traveling (especially to other countries) and countless others (I will continue to add as I read more!).

Favorite Movies

I was a teenager in the 80's so I enjoyed many of those films. I also love the Back to the Future series (I have always adored Michael J. Fox and used to have HUNDREDS of magazine photos of him on my bedroom walls!), romantic comedies such as Princess Bride, Star Wars series, Love Actually, Nottinghill, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Amelie (all time favorite film, actually!), Fur, Garden State, City of Angels, Michael, What Dreams May Come, Red Dragon, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Sherlock Holmes and many many more!

NO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!

Favorite Television

I don't really watch TV, although thanks to my husband, I've been introduced to some TV shows on Netflix. I've really enjoyed Orange is the New Black, Orphan Black, Mr. Selfridge, The Americans, Sherlock Holmes, American Horror Story, Homeland and more when I learn about new, great shows!

Favorite Crafts

I make my own greeting cards and have done so since I was a child (now I'm in my 40's!) and I also enjoy making bookmarks (due to my collection of books!) and postcards. I have recently gotten into the ATC, so I'm still a newbie, but hope to learn more as I explore this paper craft.

I have collected stickers and traded (and sold them to!) with friends since 1982, so I would say I love stickers and own thousands and thousands of them - I can't stop buying them I adore them so much!

Other stuff I like to do

I started out an avid postcrosser as I love learning about other countries and cultures, but now that I have found swap-bot, I must confess I am not on there as often. grin Pretty much any postcard you send will be great: it's about what you write, your handwriting and the postage stamps that honestly make my day!

I collect and play board games - I have well over 100 in my "game closet" and love to play cards, trivia games, Blokus, Risk and Scrabble is my favorite game!

I love to attend Renaissance and Pirate Faires (and dress up as I have a closet FULL of costumes!).

I throw costume parties and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday; I go "all out" when decorating the house and yards for the holiday.

I enjoy hiking, camping and being out-of-doors.

I love photography and have been taking pictures since I gained a 110 camera in the 1980's.

I am a Geocacher and have been doing this fun hobby for 10 years and that is how I met my husband, who I married in 2012.

About Me

My husband and I knew we would marry after less than a month of dating. We are both "hopeless romantics" and love leaving each other notes of love and buying little surprise "gifts" from the $1.00 store and such. We have 4 cats and sadly Sept. 12, 2014 my 17 year old cat, Groucho Kitty, went to kitty heaven. I work at a local animal shelter, where my husband volunteers to help with the cats and kittens and we love to foster the tiny baby kitties until they are old enough to be adopted. My husband works with computers and I recently introduced him to postcrossing which we enjoy doing together. I'm very lucky to have found my soulmate, even if it did take me until I was 40 years old. grin

I hope to trade items with wonderful people on this site and am hoping it gets me back into my crafting, which I love to do and what makes me the happiest (other than the love of my life and our house full of kitties!).

Things I like, love and enjoy

I have been to Paris, France, twice, and dream of living there, so anything French is wonderful with me!

~ I love art (especially photography). ~ I love theatre (especially musicals). ~ I love gardening. ~ I office supplies! ~ I love nature. ~ I love the feel of textures (paper, cloth, etc). ~ I love the scents of lavender, vanilla and fresh laundry! ~ I love pins and buttons. ~ I love flavored teas. ~ I love traveling. ~ I love positive sayings. ~ I love Steampunk. ~ I love boxes (especially wooden). ~ I love foreign coins and bills. ~ I love postage stamps. ~ I love dancing. ~ I love the beach and shells. ~ I love the mountains. ~ I love rocks and collect them! ~ I love antiques and thrift stores. ~ I love listening to and collecting record albums ~ I love PEACE. ~ I love wind chimes. ~ I love pirates. ~ I love Tetris. ~ I love handwritten notes and letters. ~ I love languages. ~ I love LOVE. ~ I love vintage items. ~ I love humor. ~ I love pin-up girls. ~ I love weird, odd, unusual things. ~ I love chocolate. ~ I love the color black (you can tell by my closet)! ~ I love many other things....

Dislikes and disinterests

~ I don't care for reward stickers or tiny stickers (have been sent way too many of those and I don't have kids!) ~ I don't care for stained/dirty/torn items, yes I have received a few of those for swaps and I can't imagine who would send or want something of that sort. ~ I don't care for anything religious. ~ I don't care for anything Disney. ~ I don't care for politics.

Angels, RAKs and Received Swap

RAK - International Fun mail ~ January 2016 ~ thank you susieq11 for the wonderful envelope of goodies!

RAK Postcard from Yolandie ~ May 21, 2015 - thank you for the nice note!

Angel for Newbie Friendly PC Swap #3 ~ May 2014 swap ~ nightrainboww ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for Newbie and Pros Nakey Postcards Swap #6 ~ July 2014 ~ sammieianime ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for GROUP: WIYM: Mail Call: Second Quarter, 2015 ~ August 2015~ Lou ~ Thank you for the postcard book and for always watching out for those members in your swaps!

July 2014 ~ Received a Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada PC from Kat - says Newbie Post Card Swap but I don't see you on my list of senders ~ would love to rate you, so if this is you, please let me know so I can do so. :)


marclively rated for Easter Postcard USA on Jun 23, 2016
Comment: Cherise, my apologies for the delayed rating, thank you for the Easter postcard!
Wheat2bn rated for UHM: Pick 5! on Apr 19, 2016
Response: 5/9/16 - I have written to my partner and coordinator - this was sent on 2/8/16 - will remedy this and resend if I have to to get my "5" back. I have photographs of the contents and the outside envelope of original swap sent - let's fix this as I DO NOT flake! - Cherise
marclively rated for I dont want these postcards #10 on Apr 18, 2016
Comment: Thanks Cherise, appreciate all! ML
imaisha rated for 50 Stickers (International) #9 on Apr 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful selection of stickers! 💖 Wow, so many frozen stickers! :D Love the flower and teddy bear sticker sheets but other stickers look fun as well ❤️ I enjoy reading about your day at the beach💛 I also went to the sea near my house a few weeks ago and had a lovely day while i was there :)
Lizzycat7 rated for Easter Postcard USA on Apr 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you!
emilynhr rated for Easter Postcard USA on Mar 24, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Hope you get all those sweet animals adopted! Pets are such a blessing!
minniepic rated for SURPRISE POSTCARD SWAP on Mar 21, 2016
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful postcards😊
PurpleButterfly rated for MARCH Birthday Cards on Mar 19, 2016
Crispycritter rated for B&W PCs week 5 on Mar 16, 2016
Comment: Sorry to be late in rating but I've been down with a virus and just back to rating and reading my mail. Great card - certainly a different time then. Thanks.
hollowfyre rated for MARCH Birthday Cards on Mar 14, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. It is absolutely adorable, and I love the postcards and stickers too. I can tell you really tried to find things I would enjoy and I appreciate you so much for that ♥ How was Oklahoma?
artgirl29 rated for MARCH Birthday Cards on Mar 12, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies!
quirkyish rated for MARCH Birthday Cards on Mar 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the handmade card and the postcards and washi! I love all of them!
Trader1244 rated for MARCH Birthday Cards on Mar 11, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the birthday card and postcards. Great choices. Hope you are having a great time on your vacation
SabriSuh rated for Quote PC - Int on Mar 11, 2016
Comment: Happy Belated B-Day! And thank you for your postcard. I agree with you, we always but improve, personally I like to learn new things all the time,mother kind of my hobbie.
Neenie rated for MARCH Birthday Cards on Mar 10, 2016
Comment: Love the card and all the goodies! Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Thank you for the stickers and note!!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely swap! All the best😊
nancylee rated for Newbie 30 Sticker Swap (USA) #10 on Feb 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the nice assortment and the cherry note. Love So Cal, I occasionally work there.
MissTullie rated for UHM: 3 Notecards with Envies on Feb 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely note cards you sent me. I love the "Peacocks", "bird & butterflies" and "kitty" note cards. They match my profile perfectly! I appreciate the little note from you...and making me smile.

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phillaine on May 25, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

paperpusher on May 9, 2016:

I'm angeling the UHM: Pick 5 swap since you haven't been on swapbot since March 20th and I'm not sure if or when you may be back to take care of it... I also removed you from UHM. =( Just wanted to let you know. Hope all is ok with you!

Trader1244 on Mar 5, 2016:

I'm a little behind, but still hope you had a great day


lou on Mar 3, 2016:

Happy Birthday from WIYM group! You have the same birthday as Kelly's sister, see below!

Drachenfrau on Feb 13, 2016:

Thank you for the wonderful envelope for the January WTA in the postcard trading group Cherise! :-)

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mazoak on Jun 3, 2015:

The one thing I really enjoy about your profile is-- You and your husband are "hopeless romantics". This made me smile. :)

Paige1900 on May 22, 2015:

Welcome to The Postcard Place!

Would you please go to the group forum and read the requirements thread, then comment that you have read and understand. :)

Thanks and have fun!

@Paige1900 and @TerryF

mebanham on Apr 5, 2015:

Hi, Thank you for the RAK on my birthday. I waited until the 29th to open it and believe me it wasn't easy. Thank you again and take care.

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