Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2018 3:41 pm


Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: February 16, 2018
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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 am basket weaving. What fun! . Made a lap afghan.....just what I need, another project. 2014: yet another afghan for my youngest 50th birthday this year. 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
      *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
      Queensland, AS
      Great Britain, Yorkshire
      Dry Tortugas
      US Virgin Islands
      South America
      St, Martin Island
      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


I POST PICTURES OF MY ATC'S ON FLICKR, SO IF YOU DON'T WANT TO SEE BEFORE YOU RECEIVE, DON'T GO THERE! Computer/scanner problems. Haven't posted for a long time. Finally back to posting on Flickr. Yay!


simcoe54 rated for Postcard Purge-Int'l on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Great postcards. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you
EmilyT rated for WPS - Food Postcards #7 on Feb 9, 2018
Comment: Yum yum yum! I live peanut butter!
Comment: Thanks so much for the post cards and the crochet pattern.Happy Swapping! Jen
Comment: Best of luck with your resolutions! You can do it!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Fun cards!
GinaVisione rated for WPS - Food Postcards #7 on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Yum! The buckeyes look tasty! Thank you!
goinjenny rated for AN Nature Scavenger Hunt #2 USA on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I love the stamp!
goinjenny rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #22 on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extra
MuddyPuddle rated for Naked Map PC (USA/Canada) #4 on Nov 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard - and a heart for the cool 34-cent stamp! Where did you get it?
Response: Probably at a stamp show in Cleveland. You can usually buy unused stamps @ face value. Glad you liked it.
Comment: I love these, especially the lighthouse! Beautiful. I go to the Conservatory a lot so I know that little Chihuly underpass. So pretty!! Great photo. Thanks so much!!! xo
Response: I learn something new every day. That artist is new to me. However, I saw him on a PBS program about crafts in America, right after I bought the cards. Glad you liked the selection.
Neenie rated for WPS - Postcard From My Vacation #6 on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Loved the postcard! Sounds like a wonderful place to vacation! Happy swapping!๐Ÿ“ฌ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: Thank you for the heart. I loved being there.
ElenaMaz rated for more than one stamp postcard swap on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Im so sorry, seems crazy to rate now, but Just got to open all of the mail I had home, since I am recovering. Thank you very much for the pc
Response: Thank you for catching up on ratings. At least it gives you something to do while you are recovering. Hope you feel better soon and back to normal. Happy swapping!
RAINDARGON rated for Halloween atc Swap on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your great atc, and yes we must step outside of are comfort zone sometimes so that we may see things in a new way. Also have a happy helloween
Vickyen rated for AN: Trees/fall - USA on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Hi Joy! Thank you for the very pretty Tree pc! We have had great weather for Oct, we have enjoyed several evenings sitting out like it was spring! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
SamiE rated for MAS: Halloween ATC on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Love the ATC. So "sweet". I'd like to know where you got your image? I've got several places I order from. Just let me know. Thanks for all.
Sabbe77 rated for Take Your Pick - Naked Map #3 on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Faaaabulous addition to my US States map collection thank you โ™กโ™ก The stamps are also lovely. Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜Š
justmesks rated for Two Maps and a Non-Touristy PC #4 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards. Both maps are different than all the ones I have of those states. Great choice!
EricB rated for CHEERS to AUGUST on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the colorful ad card--it's a nice one! Also love the Roberto Clemente stamp--haven't seen that one in ages.

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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:


raven on Feb 29, 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.

raven on Nov 20, 2015:

susieq11 on Mar 6, 2015:

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

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