Swap-bot Time: March 22, 2018 11:02 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: March 21, 2018
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
365 Project

***Updated News***

February 21, 2018 - Update -

Hello everyone, I've been away for a while but I am excited to get back into swapping as I have missed it - receiving and sending happy snail mail and the community here. Here's to a great new year!

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, 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, 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 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, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Jane the Virgin 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.

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 - 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. :)


eel rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Hej love..., Thank you for the postcards. I can tell you checked out my profile as they all fit my likes. You are awesome, cheers, eel
Trillium4283 rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Love the postcard, thank you!
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked it! :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, a nice scavenger hunt 😁 Like the stamps on the envelope
Response: You are welcome - I hope your day is lovely!
BooksTeaAndMe rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Emily will love it
Response: You are welcome - I hope you both have a great day!
xninolax rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #15 on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your cute envelope, lovely words and of course the wonderful postcards inside! These scavenger hunts are my fave too! I love going through my postcard boxes to find the ones :) Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome - glad you enjoyed them. Have a wonderful day!
ptidzump rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 54! on Mar 15, 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating - have a great day!
squince rated for WPS - 4 Postcards in an Envelope #29 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Awesome cards!! Thank you!!!
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked them!
squince rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Love the goat card!!
Response: I am glad you liked the card! Have a great day!
Gabrielle rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Love the card, and thanks for the nice note. If you are in Yuma again, and if you haven't already found it, try Julianna's Garden Restaurant. doesn't look like much from the outside, but the food is great and the restaurant itself it delightful. Happy swapping!
Response: I plan to go to Yuma again next year, so hopefully I will remember to check them out - I looked them up online! I hope you are having a wonderful day!
ButterflyLover rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: I love the card! I was born and raised in Long Beach, and thankfully the cost wasn't as high as it is now so going often was much easier. I would never be able to afford it now. Next time you go, ride Big Thunder Mountain for me, would ya? ♥
Response: I always ride Big Thunder (I love roller coasters but now I am SO MOTION SICK every time I go on rides - egads!). Take care!
goinjenny rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #4 USA on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are welcome. Have a great day!
MeghanMac rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 54! on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: How was west side story?
Response: West Side Story was good; the next week I saw Madagascar on stage, a college Lip Sync production called Puttin on the Hits and I went to the Pasadena International Film Festival - I've been filling my culture meter this month! :)
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 54! on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from New Orleans. I live pretty close to Simi Valley. I hope that you enjoyed the play. Happy Birthday.
Response: You are welcome. The play was pretty good, although we could not hear the singing over the orchestra... that's what we get for sitting two rows behind the live orchestra, ha! Have a great day!
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 54! on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a nice birthday celebration!
Response: You are welcome; yes, I had a nice birthday, thanks!
myancey rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 54! on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Cherise! love love the card! how sweet .thanks for sharing! i hope it doesn't rain for your bday and btw happy bday to u
Response: I am glad you liked the card. It did rain, but the next day was lovely and we spent it outside with friends. :) Take care.
MeghanMac rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: I really want to drive through the redwoods
Response: Oh it is so lovely - so quiet, so green, so peaceful... *sigh*
Trillium4283 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 54! on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Love the postcard, thank you!
Response: You are welcome - have a great day!
PostcardAl rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 54! on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: hello Cherise -- thanks for the card of the natural bridge. I love visiting the Southwest and have seen a few of those in person, though not this unusual double. I encourage you to make the trip some day -- southern Utah is spectacular. Best, al
Response: You are welcome. I have been to Zion in Utah (only two days though) - I hope to go back to see more of the National Parks there, and across the US. Take care!
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 54! on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Love this PC of Diana, Thank you!
Response: I am glad you liked the card! :)
ScrapHappyGabi rated for 12345 Postcard Swap #3 - USA on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Hi Cherise! Thanks for sending me a bit of 'home' !! I love the colorado PC!! :) Girl.. I LOVE THRIFT SHOPS! *Sigh* Also love Antique shops... but my wallet doth protest! HAHAH!! Hope you had a great time!! I think you and I would get along great! Gabi
Response: Oh my gosh, my wallet doesn't go far in antique shops, but sometimes you just *have* to pick up a trinket or card or 20... ha! Take care!

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wolviechick121 on Mar 16, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the birthday card! Your handwriting is so beautiful! Have a happy birthday!!! <3

cookies37 on Mar 11, 2018:

Hi Cherise! Thanks so much for the Birthday R.A.K. ~ love all the postcards and your lovely note!! Your handwriting is so beautiful, love it! Happy Belated Birthday to you also. I know a little girl that turned 3 that day. I hope you and your husband went somewhere very special to celebrate your day. Again thank you so much, really brightened my day! Take care, Judy

MissPaula on Mar 8, 2018:

Thanks so much for the love-ly note and Birthday greeting and decorated envie and I Love Wyatt Earp and the other PC's! So sweet of you! = )

lou on Mar 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

Jenicat on Mar 7, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card and postcards. It was very sweet of you! I hope your birthday was nice as well:)

MissPaula on Mar 5, 2018:

Hope your day was great!

Gobarb on Mar 5, 2018:

Hi Cherise. Thank you for the RAK for my birthday! I hope you had a good one. I am expecting my step son and his girlfriend who are flying from New York. Looking forward to a nice visit! Happy belated birthday to you. 🎂

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


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