Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2018 6:34 am


Date Joined: July 8, 2011
Last Online: June 18, 2018
Birthday: April 13
Country: United States


**Hi there, I know I haven't been active on Swap-Bot for several years (chronic illness), but I would really like to get back into swapping. I just wanted to add this note in case anyone was questioning my inactivity - please see my ratings and extensive activity from 2011-2016. I plan to start off with just a few swaps to get my feet wet.

**I have a ton of art supplies to destash that I would be interested in doing private swaps with. Private swaps are a little less pressure as I start out! Let me know if you're interested and we can chat!

**As of June 11, 2018, I have not yet updated the rest of my profile - some things have changed. I will make the changes ASAP, but I'm still lttleetoile!

I'm eager to have a rewarding experience with Swap-bot, so please see my "Swapping" section at the end of my profile.

My name is Erin, and I enjoy crafts, collections, and the color pink. Stars and starlight mean a lot to me. I married my perfect husband in April 2013, and in December, we moved from Virginia/Washington DC to Melbourne, Florida. We are originally from Florida, so it's nice to be out of the snow and back in the sunshine! We have two cats, Leo and Dino, who keep everything interesting.

Right now, I mostly sew and quilt (by hand). I also do a lot of paper crafts, including ATCs, inchies, Zentangles, card-making, collage, bookmarks, et cetera. I also do photography, basket weaving, drawing, and some writing. I post in my blog (link above) pretty regularly.


I also collect postcards! I collect state postcards, all international postcards, art postcards, postcards from museums, recipe postcards, funny/cute postcards, nature postcards, vintage linen postcards, and handmade postcards. I would rather not ad/free postcards. I prefer my PCs written on and stamped. Don't know what to write? Send me a good quote. I love quotes!

I must have thousands of postcards, as I have almost 700 U.S. state postcards alone! I think it would be really cool to have a state flag card, a state map card, a state capitol card, and another card showing the state bird, flower, or some other symbol for each state. (I would also love postcards of baseball stadiums.) I am far from achieving this goal! Also, I need more postcards from these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, and Vermont.

Favorite Things

  • Colors: purple, all blues, bright pink, red, silver & gold, green, black & white, sparkle!
  • Nature (flowers, butterflies, ladybugs, rainbows)
  • Hexagons - just love 'em!
  • Museums
  • Antiques/vintage, old books/maps, antique children's books
  • Angels, fairies, mermaids, similar
  • Strawberries, fruit, cupcakes, sweets
  • Art Nouveau, Alphonse Mucha
  • Lady Gaga in all incarnations!
  • Thoughtful quotations (with source)
  • Photography
  • Organization, complete To-Do lists
  • Simulation and card games, especially Sims 3 and Rummy
  • Kittycats
  • Disney (especially princesses)


  • Gruesome, scary, or similar
  • Religion-themed items (!!!!)
  • Holiday-themed items
  • Kawaii
  • Travelers: LBs, FBs, sticker bags, etc.
  • Ad/free postcards


  • Bullet Journal supplies!!
  • Washi tape, I have none. !!!!!
  • Fabric: solids in all colors, same-tone small or unique prints, and cotton please, and pre-washed if possible.
  • Scrap vomit 2.5 inch fabric squares, specifically in pink prints and black & white prints.
  • Sewing and quilting notions, patterns, etc.
  • Crafting embellishments (paper, chipboard, any)
  • Stick-on embellishment gems (love these!)
  • Brads (no eyelets)
  • Stamped images (on 2.5x3.5 or 3.5x3.5 inch cardstock - to color)
  • Ribbon, lace, rick-rack - any color
  • Buttons, preferably flat
  • Postage stamps, undamaged, nature themes
  • Unused store-bought postcards (for swapping!)
  • Stationery, notecards, envelopes, greeting cards
  • Sharpie fine tip pens, gel pens, colored-ink pens
  • Small spiral notepads (no larger than 5") to stick in my purse for notes
  • Bookmarks - with NO tassel, ribbon, string/etc - my cats will try to eat them.

Swapping: Important!

  • As a victim of post-office mishandling, I urge you to send properly-sized sturdy envelopes secured with lots of tape (especially if it's international).
  • If you don't receive a swap from me, please message me! I will be more than happy to make things right!
  • If I don't receive a swap from you, I will contact you. If I don't hear from you, I will rate you accordingly.
  • Please make sure to rate my swap when you receive it. I always rate within a day of receiving.
  • Please do not send me anything you would not be happy to receive.
  • Please don't forget to include your user name and the swap name in or on the swap.
  • If I am the coordinator of your swap, and you are flaked on, please let me know as soon as you suspect trouble. I will be happy to angel.
  • I am always up for private swaps! Just message me!


Melissahenning rated for 50 Stickers (USA) #11 on May 16, 2016
Comment: THANK YOU for all the fun stickers especially the sea creatures!
sjayana20 rated for QUICK Sticker sheet swap #56 on May 15, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful stickers :))
daydayhappy rated for Senders Choice PC Swap Aug 2015 on Aug 19, 2015
Comment: Love the postcard. Thank you so much :)
maxbenleo rated for Senders Choice PC Swap Aug 2015 on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you for a great card😋 All the best!!
Holliander rated for Senders Choice PC Swap Aug 2015 on Aug 13, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the funny card. I have been getting good so many postcards from Florida!
sixaguilars rated for Empty Mailbox Cure 2 on Aug 11, 2015
Comment: Of course I loved the bird postcard♥ Thanks for taking time to send something I'd enjoy~ And I'm sorry you're afraid of them.
jendoggie rated for Empty Mailbox Cure 2 on Aug 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the great cat card. I love kitties.
Response: You're welcome! I love them too!
justmesks rated for Empty Mailbox Cure 2 on Aug 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you for this awesome card of the Obama's.
Response: You're welcome!
Kvwanderlost rated for Empty Mailbox Cure 2 on Aug 10, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the PC, sorry no boat to spare though :( We spent the month of June in the Keys and got hardly no rain at all, I hope it dries up soon for you and you get that FL sunshine back!
Response: I LOVE the Keys! They are my paradise! And it hasn't rained yet today at least!
Karen07 rated for Empty Mailbox Cure 2 on Aug 8, 2015
Comment: Love the colorful card you sent ! Thanks!
MoodyBlue rated for Tourist PC Swap USA on May 18, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the quote and PC of a beach---I've never heard of Melbourne FL so this is a happy acquisition
TerryK rated for PC's in a Day #5 on May 18, 2014
TracyLee rated for PC MEGA SWAP #3 on May 11, 2014
Comment: I have received the postcard of the Sunshine Skyward Bridge - exactly what I want for my bridge folio (the physical part of my postcard collection). The postcard is also in my blog at: http://flynnfrogg.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/the-sunshine-skyway-bridge-across-tampa.html Many thanks - great swapping with you Tom
Response: Excellent - I sent another PC the same time as the Skyway - but I honestly don't remember what of! Have you received it yet?
missyflorence rated for Easy Peasy Postcard Swap on Apr 19, 2014
Comment: Received your postcard, Erin! Thank you for the lovely postcard! I'm definitely visiting Florida someday! :)
Comment: Thank you for the great card of St. Petersburg. I have been there and loved it.
yolomba rated for Random Acts of Happiness for a Jar. on Apr 14, 2014
Comment: <3 Thank you very much, my jar is now getting quite full! :)
Comment: Thanks! Loved the card and quotes!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Happiness in my jar! And for the extra happiness! Love the paper too! So bright and colorful! Thank you :)
Comment: Thank you very much ! It was a pleasure to receive your littles notes ! Also thank you for the extras !! Btw I love your stickers so pretty !!

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kittyhahahotbot on Apr 21, 2014:

Hi. I rcvd your postcard today. Youre welcome.

jessicaconk on Apr 15, 2014:

Thank you for the angel! It's much appreciated!

caseylw1324 on Apr 11, 2014:

Thanks so much for angeling the birthday card! I absolutely LOVED the little goodies and I received it right on my bday!

caseylw1324 on Apr 11, 2014:
arianneroxa on Apr 4, 2014:


Happy (almost) Birthday! So happy to see you in my swap. :) xo

jessicaconk on Mar 9, 2014:

I meant to ask, what state are you from? I catalog every place my postcards come from.

Lexidh on Jul 7, 2013:

Thank you so much for the stamps and stickers and address labels! That owl always puts a smile on my face =)

Nicole2 on Apr 25, 2013:

A belated thanks for the scrap vomit squares Erin (you filled in for someone who flaked out). Great fabrics!

Nicole2 on Apr 25, 2013:

A belated thanks for the scrap vomit squares Erin (you filled in for someone who flaked out). Great fabrics!

biasbabe on Jan 13, 2013:


To the Nuts for Sewing Group

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