Swap-bot Time: July 17, 2019 3:30 pm


Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: July 16, 2019
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
  • All 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

Best movie......Green Book! 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: Anything Marvel, 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. Netflix is my new addiction. They carry movies, tv series and original programming that I can watch anytime, anywhere.

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 in no particular order:

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

    • 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.

  • 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 at least 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.




CheyanneB rated for Don't Mention It on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the postcards and the papers are super cool - I can;t wait to use them :) I have been watching lots of videos about gelli plates lately but haven;t tried it yet - definitely on my โ€˜creative bucket listโ€™ Thank you!
Zanet rated for One Map + One Random on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Dear Joy, thanks a lot! I got the letter today... how very fast delivery! Your monthly camping sounds great. Enjoy it and have a lovely and not too hot summer.
Christine1982 rated for Quick PC Swap #6 on Jul 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks! Have a great weekend!!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’šโค๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’›
Murrayd78 rated for REAL QUICK PC Swap on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great pc! I love lighthouses too! Lol youโ€™re right I am wayyyy up there, they donโ€™t say weโ€™re in the north county for no reason.
myancey rated for SCATTS PC SWAP - D - US ONLY on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: I love your pc and wish I could give more than one โ™ฅ๏ธ โค๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ...I love ur stamp choice too. It made me ๐Ÿ˜€. Thanks ๐Ÿ™ mamajoy. Hope to see u soon.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard.
PracticalPorche rated for Quick PC Swap #6 on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and kind note. Porchรฉ is my real name. Knock on wood so far so good. Loving Swap-bot! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Comment: Thank you!
Pluralzalpha rated for first & last lines no. 13 on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Loved my post card and the nice little welcome to the swap bit community! ๐Ÿ˜„
pirtsi rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #6Q on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for nice cards Pirkko
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing selection of cards, I love them all!
kristyrogers rated for *PC scavenger hunt July on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: What great choices! Yes, the cateract surgery is the best thing EVER! I'm so in love with the sky right now! Being able to see clouds is so neat! Driving again is life changing!
Zanet rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap #2 on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Hello and thank you very much for lovely postcard - I love the sound of this festival, will look it up and maybe one day we meet there (wouldnยดt that be fun?).
Comment: Thank you for the card and your message! I looked st your ATCs & the Under the Sea one is so gorgeous!!
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard!
Comment: Amish country always looks so peaceful. Thanks for the card.
kssunlover1947 rated for Send a Sunset PC on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great sunset card and note. All of the lakes around here are manmade. But it doesn't matter if they are large or small they are great for camping and fishing.
sacmersault rated for A postcard from your town 3 on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I love the baseball stamp and the butterfly
Response: That didn't take tooooo long. I tried to use older stamps. I won't waste them on those who don't appreciate them. There's licking involved........
samsstuff rated for Bookish Themed Postcard Swap #2 on Jul 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Highlander18 rated for Send a Sunset PC on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for great postcard view of Sunset at Pymatuning - wish the post office would cancel the correct side of the card. ugh - they put a blob right over the sun!
Response: Oh what a shame. I get to see it in person. Thanks for the heart.

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Highlander18 on Feb 28, 2019:

WPS - Multiview Postcard #6 - You rated so very quickly - you get the star award for the fastest turn around I have experienced!

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!!!

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!! : )

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

bbsporty on Aug 4, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

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