Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2021 8:38 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: January 15, 2021
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
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December 2020 - I am not signing up for many swaps this month as I am in many holiday card swaps (not just on swap-bot) and have a list of 200 people I am sending to, so after I finish my swaps for December, I will be signing up for January swaps, unless of course there is an amazing swap or two that I have to sign up for in December, ha!

I hope everyone is hanging in there with the world pandemic situation. Stay safe out there and Merry Christmas and here's to a good new year!

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

Please note, I NEVER flake on my swaps, and I have been doing this fun and silly hobby on and off for 6 years now and I absolutely love it; to send and receive happy snail mail...ah, there is nothing better!

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, Madonna, U2, Depeche Mode, George Michael, Queen, Janet and Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, Marc Martel, 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, Wild, A Walk in the Woods, real life traveling stories 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, Dirty Dancing, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Amelie (all time favorite film, actually!), Fur, Garden State, City of Angels, Michael, What Dreams May Come, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Sherlock Holmes, Spaceballs, The Greatest Showman, Tim Burton films, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera 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 Orphan Black, Mr. Selfridge, The Americans, Sherlock Holmes, American Horror Story, Homeland, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror, WestWorld, Stranger Things, ALONE (survival show), Ozark, Upload, Tales from the Loop, The Original Twilight Zone, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, Living with Yourself, Handmaid's Tale, The Masked Singer, America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent 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, "party games", Charades, Pictionary, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, Boggle, 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 since 2004 and that is how I met my husband, whom I married in 2012.

In 2019 I participated in an "event" called GISH (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt) for the first time and I absolutely loved it! If you like to be creatively challenged and do wild and wacky things, google GISH and find out what the fun is all about! In 2020, I have participated in two one day GISH "hunts" and I look forward to tackling the week long hunt again this summer!

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 that were our "foster kitties" that we ended up falling in love with and adopted from the animal shelter I used to work at. My husband works with computers and he loves seeing the fun "snail mail" that fills our mailbox. 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 (especially ginger & Chai). ~ 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 - from Lonestarchild - October 2020 Nature RAK - thank you so much for the lovely nature inspired items, I cannot wait to use them in my crafts and greeting cards!

RAK - from Supersquirrel - October 2020 - random playing cards, thank you so much Susan!

Angeled swap - September 2020 - from debbiespoms for the swap: SF:Inside-Outside PC (USA) - Thank you so much Debbie!

RAK - September 2020 - thank you crochetjunkie for a pretty envelope of fun, random postcards - I love them!!

RAK - April 2020 - Thank you to AliCrafter for a wonderful chock-full envelope of terrific postcards, I appreciate you sharing some of your stash and you sent to me cards that I can use, but most of them I will never want to let go of! :) You are terrific!

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. :)


Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards:)
Response: You are welcome - I hope all is well with you! :)
Comment: Such creative choices! Great swap -- thank you. (and then penmanship.....man!)
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the compliment on my handwriting - I love giving too much flourish to my handwriting, which got me into trouble when I was in elementary and junior high school in the 80's - I was told my handwriting was atrocious. :O Oh well, the joke is on those teachers as everyone uses computers these days. :)
Comment: I hope you had a fantastic Holiday! Thank you so much!!! It was hard to get festive without all the people, but hopefully next year will be better!
Response: You are welcome. I know it was a strange year indeed! Tonight my husband and I are going to go deliver oranges and lemons from our trees to our friends - a belated little holiday gift of citrus! :) Take care and Happy New Year to you!
marisav rated for Holiday POSTCARD swap - USA on Dec 31, 2020
Response: Thanks for rating, and Happy New Year to you.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty card and surprise snowflakes. This was actually the first year we didn't go to Bainbridge! Since there has been nothing to do, people descended en masse and it was taking HOURS to find parking to walk or drive through the neighborhood. Our little cul de sac really turned out this year. We all pulled out all of our lights and decorated the street and the yards and the neighbors across from us made giant lollypops and placed them in all the yards on the street so it looked like a little Candyland. It was super cute and very fun to look at at night.
Response: You are welcome. That sounds lovely that your neighborhood all decorated, the Candyland idea sounds fun. We enjoyed looking at more lights on New Year's Day - found a neighborhood that really goes all out - there must be close to 20 blocks that decorate! Our lights are still up - we forgot to turn them off and at 6 am I asked my husband, "what is that flashing light outside?" (I was half asleep) then we realized we had forgotten to turn them off, oops! I hope all is well with you, take care and Happy New Year to you!
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card and postcard. We did not get out to see lights much this year but I did get some hung outside, like you I did it and the other half plugged it in lol Hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Years!
Response: You are welcome! Our lights are still up and we are lighting them for a while - need to keep up some holiday cheer! :) Take care and Happy New Year to you!
Juniebird rated for Holiday POSTCARD swap - USA on Dec 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and I enjoyed your note. We drove around to look at Christmas lights too... always fun! Happy holidays!
Response: You are welcome! My husband and I drove around and found a neighborhood with blocks and blocks of lights, on New Year's Day - nice way to celebrate the new year! Take care and Happy New Year to you!
Comment: Lovely swap. Thanks!
Response: You are welcome, Merry Christmas!
Comment: Tweet! Love the birdies -- especially the quail. Looks like she's wearing a fancy hat! Thankyou!
Response: I am glad you liked the cards - I love quail and when I see one "in the wild" here in SoCal, I always get excited! Take care and happy holidays to you!
Comment: Thank you for the great space themed postcards and really nice note. I am enjoying a more laid-back Christmas season. We got a nice covering of snow yesterday and makes everything look nice and brighter (reflects the light so much on the overcast days). Thanks again!
Response: You are welcome. :) Snow for the holidays always sounds lovely. Last year the local mountains were covered in snow for Christmas, it was so pretty to see (from afar, ha!). Have a wonderful Christmas season.
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and goodies! Have a merry Christmas!
Response: You are welcome, Merry Christmas to you too! :)
marisav rated for Holiday Postcard Swap! on Dec 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks, I love the postcard! It went right on the fridge!
Response: You are welcome - love that I made the fridge, woohoo! Have a great holiday season. :)
debbiespoms rated for Holiday Postcard Swap! on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Hi Cherise! Thank you very much for the cute Santa PC and your so nice note! I hope you were able to get all your cards out to friends & family. Sorry about the strong winds you had, blowing all your decorations down. Hopefully that won't happen again. Merry Christmas !
Response: You are welcome. I am still working on holiday cards - staying up til 3 AM each night, yikes! I had to stop signing up for swaps until I can get through December - at this rate, more and more of the cards will be "new years cards", oh well. No more strong winds, and Santa Skeleton looks a bit worse for wear, but he is in one piece, so that is good. Take care and Merry Christmas to you too!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card. Merry Christmas
Response: You are welcome - Merry Christmas to you and yours too! :)
Comment: Thanks so much! (Wish I had your penmanship!)
Response: You are welcome - that is very nice of you to say about my handwriting. When I was a kid, I was always in trouble because my writing was "so bad" (not the "correct" way to handwrite) so I think I have more than made up for it; it's funny, it used to be so important to be able to write in cursive, now everyone types on the computer, who would have known?! Take care and stay safe and healthy!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card! We are keeping safe and so far are all healthy! Definitely something to be grateful for and reason to celebrate! Hope you and your family continue to be safe and healthy!
Response: You are welcome! Glad to hear you are all well; I'm just hunkering down at home, trying to stay away from crowds these days. :) Take care and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the card and your newsy note - Merry Chrsitmas!
Response: You are welcome - Merry Christmas to you and yours! <3
Murras01 rated for LRSUS-Christmas cards- Global on Dec 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for this great post! The Card is beautiful, your message thoughtful & the extra postcard appreciated. Hope you have a great holiday season & best wishes for 2021! Thanks again.
Response: I am glad you liked the card! I am doing very well this holiday season - not worrying about buying gifts, shopping, wrapping and making plans to be anywhere is SO NICE! My husband and I plan to go Geocaching on Christmas day as we will have the day just to ourselves for once! :) Take care and enjoy the holiday season too. <3
dvmac rated for Black and White #21 on Dec 11, 2020
Comment: Hi Cherise. I'm sorry I forgot to rate you. Things have been so unusual, to say the least. That was a pretty cool card, definitely more historic than touristy. Thank you and merry Christmas.
Response: Glad you liked the card and I too hope you have a Merry Christmas. Take care and stay safe and healthy!
Catt007 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #124 on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fab postcards. 😀 🎄
Response: You are welcome - hope you are doing well and that the holidays treat you wonderfully! Take care!

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simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

reauk on Dec 5, 2020:

reauk on Dec 5, 2020: Thanks for the CS: Christmas card RAK And lovely postcards I hope you join the ornament one take care Andrea 🎄

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


chimerix on Dec 2, 2020:

Thank you for the really cool Christmas card! I love the window on it and the tuck ins are lots of fun. Thank you for the note. I found my DH some 26 years ago and we also have a lot of living left to do. Aloha!

debbiespoms on Nov 28, 2020:

Thank you very much for so pretty Christmas card, via CS group RAK.

debbiespoms on Nov 19, 2020:

I forgot to add, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2021!

debbiespoms on Nov 19, 2020:

Hi Cherise ! Thank you very much for the so pretty CS: Christmas card RAK 2020. I loved your words of encouragement. It's kind of hard to live by, when you've been on lockdown since this Covid began. I have Autoimmune System disorder & can't go out & about. Anyway, Thank you also for being so generous & giving postcards too. Love them!

MisplacedfromPA on Nov 19, 2020:

Thank you for the Covid19 support group Christmas card RAK 2020. Lovely card and postcards you sent. May you always be enjoying laughter, joy, happiness and love. Happy Holidays.

kromo on Nov 17, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas card for the CONVID Support group. Very good idea and advice for everyone to find happiness in everything they can. I try to go into every day the same way. 🎄

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 3, 2020:

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