Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2018 1:27 pm


Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: December 7, 2018
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

10-27-18 I am having Carpal Tunnel surgery this week and then to Florida for the holidays. See you all next year. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Healthy New Year to all my friends on swapbot.

My name is Joy, and I am a retired real estate broker from northern Ohio. I have 4 daughters, 4 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, and 2 new, great-grandchildren. I play golf, camp with my sister, craft and travel. I used to cruise. I also love the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, Browns and any Ohio sports team.

Favorite Music

Music seems to be limited to oldies, classical, and anything my grandchildren (the musical ones) are involved in. Norah Jones is my current fav. I really like peace and quiet.

Favorite Books


*The Other Girl *Two by Two - Nicholas Sparks *David Rosenfelt. It's even better if you listen as the reader has an east coast accent which is perfect for the character. If you like dogs, you will love this series. Courtroom drama, but funny. *I am binge reading Robert Crais mysteries *Love Jeffrey Archer
* James Patterson (he writes (yeah, right)) at least 10 books a year)
* Lee Child * David Baldacci
* Love: Michael Connelly & Harlan Coben
* Winter Solstice by Rosamunde Pilcher
* Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (not a western)
*Philippa Gregory.
*JoJo Moyes

Books are a big part of my life, both written and audio. I will read almost any mystery or best seller. Historical novels are pretty good also. Once in a great while I'll read a "trashy love story" just to break the monotony of serial killers. My eyes get tired more often, so sometime it takes a while to get through a book. Funny how I can whip through them at camp when it's quiet and peaceful. I received an ipad2 from my children, what a wonderful tool for downloading books, etc. Love it!

Favorite Movies

TV is just a vehicle for watching movies and sports. I LOVE movies. I found that the local library has most of the just released movies, and I usually have a list of 25 or 30 at any one time on reserve. My favorite movies are: French Kiss, You've Got Mail, Moonstruck, Kinky Boots, Avatar, Chicago, Triplets of Belleville, Breakfast Club, Howl's Moving Castle. I am not opposed to any genre, except perhaps most sci-fi's. (Ok, I'm not totally square....I do like The Matrix and most Quentin Tarantino movies) I find I like Kung Fu movies, and laugh at myself. I have been watching dvds of BBC series, such as Upstairs/Downstairs, Downton Abbey, etc. I do look forward to Project Runway and all variations every year. I always loved Fashion Police.....I will miss "bleeping" Joan Rivers and the ugly red carpet dresses.

Favorite Crafts

My interests include textiles & fiber knitting (scarves) and crochet (afghans), sewing, and collage jewelry/button stuff. Button dolls. Any Christmas ornament or decoration. I started making my own Christmas cards. I am obsessed with ATC's. I made 5 "family history" altered books. Also trading postcards has become a new interest. . I took a class on Lampworking a few years ago and bought the supplies. I want to get serious about it. Love making glass beads. Hope to get more consistent so I can make jewelry for myself. Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. Very Zen'ish.

More about me

I am not easily offended, love tasteful nudes, double entendre's, clever sarcasm, etc. I collect and hoard whatever I need at the time for my current project(s). I did purge all the supplies for past projects during the move. I feel so much lighter. There is so much to learn and do, and so little time. I do love hand made things. There is a little bit of the artist in everything hand made. I think thats why I love ATC's. The maker's personality shows through. So, do not worry about what I like. I am open to anything you love. I have recently developed a love for postcards. It's instant mail gratification...I like them naked with a nice note, or sent in an envelope (to be used for another swap). I love sending and getting little pieces of mail. My vacation shopping now includes buying interesting postcards for my swaps. Too funny!

Yes, Please

OK.... I will be adding thoughts from time to time. It's hard to list likes when there is very little I don't like.

I Love...........

  • Anything about the Royal family. I have a small collection of British commemoratives (china, postcards, etc.)
  • Middle ages (Henry VIII, etc.)
  • anything (book pages, etc.) written in a foreign language
  • Unusual colored/patterned/floral papers. All colors, especially muddy/washed out/muted colors and patterns. ATC sized papers (2.5 x 3.5 or larger). I also like hand made papers and backgrounds.
  • Rubber stamps, especially clear or unmounted ones
  • ephemera from victorian to the 50's
  • Anything Tim Holtz
  • Notecards, decorated envies
  • Used/unused postage stamps from anywhere. I would love it if you used real stamps when mailing me.
  • new or old buttons and glass beads
  • unusual yarn (not 4 ply Red Heart type) , any color, single, individual strands about 6 foot long, for a particular scarf project.
  • books and magazines on crafts, beading, buttons, or paper crafts.
  • Butterflies
  • dotees (I would like to learn to make them)
  • handmade dolls of any kind

  • POSTCARDS - written or unwritten from anywhere in the world. I prefer standard 4x6 size (NOT oversized or large) for my album unless the swap calls for something else. I DO NOT collect multi view cards or vintage or handmade. I like:

    • people
    • real animals (not the cartoony ones)
    • art
    • lighthouses
    • touristy
    • world heritage sites
    • foreign
    • scenic
    • map
    • national parks
    • black and white

    • my state map collection (blank) is complete but, there is more than one design for each state.

    • I ALSO HAVE (blank):
      Mackinac Island
      Pirates of the Carolinas
      Yellowstone N.P.
      Kelley's Island, OH
      Cape Cod
      Martha's Vineyard, MA
      Lakes Region NH
      Highway 49 CA
      Cascade Loop Highway, New River VA/WV
      Lake Tahoe
      Finger Lakes, MT
      Mountains & Rivers, Pacific Coast,
      Nantucket Island
      United States of America
      World Map
      Lewis & Clark Trails - Montana

  • I love Go Cards and Max cards. They are ad cards with great graphics. They are actual post cards with ads on the front and I no/very little writing on the back. I have not been able to find them in Ohio.

  • whimsy jars (?) I've never even seen one
  • pierced earrings - I like hooks rather than posts.
  • Chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet
  • Decaf coffee
  • Anything made with love
    • Computers (I don't mean someone should send me a computer, but I spend a lot of time on mine.)
  • Movies (ditto for movies)

No, Thank You

If you can avoid these. You won't be marked down if you send something on this list.

  • Cutsy stickers (Hello Kitty, Kawaii, etc.)... It's ok if you make me something with them, I just don't feel creative using them myself.
  • Quilting-supplies or fabrics, I don't quilt- that would be a whole other life.
  • I don't journal
  • All jazz music, heavy metal, most country (I know, it's un-american)
  • Sci-fi movies
  • Most bugs
  • Spandex anything
  • make-up, I don't wear much
  • Cooked spinach - liver - mushrooms
  • squash (anything with a z or q in it)
  • perfumes and lotions. I'm not into scented anything.
  • People who send swaps or postcards without a little personal note. A line or two would be enough. I would love to hear something about you or your area.
  • Postcard dislikes:
  • multi view
  • cartoony animals/people unless it's cartoon characters
  • Oversized (larger than 4x6)
  • Handmade (unless the swap calls for it)
  • Zazzle
  • Vintage


I always send my swaps on time. I never mark sent until I actually mail my swap. However, sometimes it goes into a mail box, not the post office, so the post mark might not be the same as my sent date. If you don't receive anything in a reasonable time-frame, please let me know before you rate me and I will resend. I send all multiple partner swaps at the same time. So, if you see I have been rated by someone in your swap, you know I did send to you also. I WILL NEVER LET THE POST OFFICE WIN! I do keep track of my swaps. I know it's my responsibility to check on whether you received my swap, and as many of you know, I do. But it's also your responsibility to rate me when you do receive it. Thanks.

I promise to rate as soon as I receive your swap. (Unless I have a brain cramp that day) I appreciate thoughtful extras, but, they are not necessary for a heart. I will give hearts for good and/or caring work. If you send on time and it is the required item(s), you will get a 5. If you have a good reason for being late and let me know, I will be patient. Communication is the key. Sometimes life does kick us when we're not paying attention.

FLAKERS: I have been fortunate not to have had any flakers besides the one below. I only mention it to thank my angel.

@stacsir for Free/Ad PC swap #3 angeled by @Carolynne99




Comment: Thank you! Don't worry about sending me doubles- I can always use extras for trading :)
MeHeartsQuilting rated for ACTION! on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Just so lovely Collection of postcards and Little extras! Thank you so much, it´s a real happy mail <3 5 hearts, if I could :D
Response: Happy you received everything. Thank you for your kind words and rating.
CHOWEFACE rated for Two Maps and a Touristy #7 on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cards! I don't have either map and this is my first Cuyahoga Valley NP card!
Comment: Very well made atcs... never thought of Truman as boring ! Love the pumpkin balloon nice work thank you!
Comment: Lovely postcards, I particularly liked the lighthouse!
Comment: Surely that dragon stamp wasn't in with the "boring" stamps! It and the Polska tree are beautiful. Your witch was creative. Thanks!
Response: No, they we’re from my stash. The USA stamp was sent to me along with the Eleanor Roosevelt and celebrate stamp. Fun swap. I love postage stamp people. Glad you liked them.
Kvwanderlost rated for AN Birds on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: I love the Snowy Egret :) Thank you Joy!
jenmcjen rated for Coins from Cards Challenge USA on Oct 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for two beautifully well-done coins. Very creative!
Margothecat rated for AN Land, Water, and Air Animals on Sep 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards!
janineureka rated for What the?? challenge on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: At least I got the second one! I love this, thank you so much for sending it. I love your work.
Response: Whew! So glad. Thanks for the nice rating.
Mimi7 rated for Envelope for scrap lovers challenge on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: HI Joy This was a fun creative swap. I love the kitty and bird ATC you made for me. Thanks so much!! :)
Comment: Thanks loved it..yes these swaps are so much fun!!
marles rated for WPS - Artsy Postcard #8 on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
kssunlover1947 rated for WPS - Artsy Postcard #8 on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the interesting card.
Heynowokay rated for What the?? challenge on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: I LOVE your cat ATC. Would've never known it was from a WT ?? Challenge. Thank you! :)
Comment: I love all the postcards you chose for me!! The photograph on your card is beautiful!! Thanks for joining and I’m happy we were partners! : )
Response: That makes me happy, Susan. Thanks..... Joy
widelo123 rated for AN: Tales & Tails #2 (US) on Jun 30, 2018
Comment: Joy, what interesting cows. I have never seen anything like them. How unique with the wide white stripe around their middle. Shirley
Response: Shirley:Glad I picked a good one for you. Thanks for the rating. Hugs
kacka rated for Naked - Magnify a Map Postcard #6 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: thank you for the super card:)
Response: Glad you got it. I had another one ready to send. Thanks for the rating.
femamerica13 rated for University or College PC Swap on May 23, 2018
CWarner rated for Lighthouse Postcard on May 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fabulous lighthouse card Joy--one I did not have till now. Great lighthouse stamp you used too. Hope you enjoy your camping trips--sounds fun!

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susieq11 on Apr 11, 2018:

Thank you for the PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! I looove the iguana and owl. We are desperately ready for Spring too!! OMG! xoxo

denimblu14 on Aug 4, 2016:

Happy Birthday Joy, I hope that you are having a lovely day :)

RyeRye on Aug 4, 2016:



RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!


simcoe54 on Jun 12, 2016:

The single postcard that you sent in error for PTG: "B" Is For, just arrived. It sure took its time getting here as I received your resend faster. I love the card. Thanks!!!

ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2016:


ladyrn on Jan 27, 2016:

thanks so much for the awesome cards you sent me for the Jan winner take all game in PC stashers. I can't wait to use them. :)

marinda on Dec 14, 2015:

Thank you so much for the religious building postcard! That was really sweet of you! :) I imagine the first pc falling down behind something at the post office, then some mail worker finding it weeks later and thinking, oops! Better send this off! Ha ha. Yeah, one month is very strange for domestic mail.

susieq11 on Mar 6, 2015:

You could've sent me an Ohio map card! I wouldn't mind at all!! : )

taeniura on Jan 9, 2015:

Wow, a frozen lighthouse, how awesome, love it! I've never seen one like this before. The stamps are cool too. Many thanks for this card! I love the 'up for grabs', so it's likely there will be another round, when I find some new interresting freecards :-)

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