Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2019 8:21 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2013
Last Online: January 13, 2019
Birthday: July 27
Country: United States
Flickr-Art & Creativity

About Me

Update 12/30/18: I haven't been swapping since August, 2018, as I was taking an Art Therapy class at a local college (Yay!) and didn't have time to commit to swaps. Planning to join a few after the new year. I've been checking in often to see what's happening, though.

Please let me know if l have not posted a rating for you, or if you haven't received a swap from me. I strive for timeliness and attentiveness in sending and rating. Thank you 😊

I live in upstate South Carolina. I enjoy the mountains of NC and TN, and like to vacation at our Carolina beaches. I love to travel, and enjoy learning about the history & culture of the areas I visit. I enjoy birdwatching, and keep a feeder outside my kitchen window. Rabbits and opossums pass by sometimes, and the squirrels are plentiful. I call my backyard the Peaceable Kingdom, and all are welcome.

Favorite Books

I enjoy reading, although I seem to have less time for it, usually only while I'm on vacation. I especially enjoy reading novels set in the South, in other locations I'm familiar with, or biographies/memoirs. I collect bookmarks, and especially like those w/ philosophical or inspirational quotes, or pretty handmade ones. Little Golden Books from the 1960s-1970s make me smile.

Favorite Television

Mostly I like PBS, documentaries, or the reruns of I Love Lucy, Andy Griffith, Carol Burnett, and The Golden Girls, also Grace & Frankie on Netflix.

Favorite Music

My favorite is James Taylor, especially his older classics; Native American flute music; Beach music. Some classical music is okay. Also like NPR, Enya, and Windham Hill-type instrumental music.


I enjoy painting with acrylics, or clipping junk mail and magazine images for collage. I enjoy creative writing when I have time/inspiration. I like to browse at Goodwill or thrift stores for second hand "treasures" to repurpose or use in my art. I spend time on Pinterest for inspiration. Occasionally, I enjoy baking desserts to share.

Likes & Dislikes


For postcard swaps: US national parks, historic places/landmarks, museums, old churches,1960-1970s era motels, US state maps/flags, maritime/nautical, any vintage-style (reproductions are fine), Jetoy, Snoopy/Peanuts cartoons, anything medical-related. ** Specifically seeking: Peanuts PC featuring Lucy in the psychiatrist's booth.

Spiral/swirl patterns (see my profile pic above), tartans/plaid.

Nature-oriented themes: sun, mountains, trees, birds, woodland animals, seashore, seashells, butterflies, etc.....

Favorite colors: Emerald/Christmas green, purples, teal/turquoise, and yellow.

Favorite flowers: orange/salmon colored roses and any color daisies.

Favorite season: Autumn... I like leaves, pumpkins, and the rustic harvest style that's popular in the fall.

Collect: snowmen, Disney's Cinderella.


Anime (or similar style animated characters), horror or gory images. I don't really keep up w/ pop culture, especially the Hollywood "drama"/ gossip stories. No political, awareness, or causes-unless it's the theme of the swap.


Comment: Thank you for the postcard and for sending in an envelope! :)
Response: You're welcome! Sorry for the delay in responding...busier than normal lately!
Foreverfall rated for Napkin Swap on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the variety of napkins.
Response: You're welcome! I hope they are useful to you. Thanks for the heart. 😊
Vickyen rated for This is My State on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: Hi Julie! Thanks so much for the awesome My State pc! I love that it has facts on it, as well as a map! Thanks for the great share! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Hi-glad you liked it Thanks for the heart ❤️
Wildchild rated for HMPC: Use a bar code on May 25, 2018
Response: Happy to know you received it. Thank you for the heart.
TrishaLSmith rated for Touristy Postcard Swap #10 on May 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Chimney Rock postcard. We visited here a few years ago on one of our road trips. It was right before we drove part of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I climbed all of the stairs to the peak and was so proud of myself for doing so.
Response: Glad you received the PC, and thanks for the heart 😊 . Chimney Rock is quite a feat to climb!
TrishaLSmith rated for Quick Swaps: National Park on May 12, 2018
Comment: I love The Great Smokey Mountains. We visited there a few years ago. I would love to go camping there for a weekend or for a few days.
Response: It's a great camping destination! Glad you liked the PC & thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Angel Oak postcard and telling us all about it. How beautiful it is. All our best of wishes <3 :) :)
Response: I'm glad you received it. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the Lake Junaluska, NC postcard. We escaped town during Masters. Happy swapping!
Response: Hi-I'm sure Augusta is glad to regain the peace & quiet after a busy week. Thank you for the heart. ♥️
Comment: I love the profile-based pc you made for me. Banksy is a favorite. A couple of your word strips came unglued in transit, but no problem, I looked up the quote & read it in its entirety. Thank you!
Response: I'm happy you liked it! I'm very sorry that the glue didn't hold, though. Thank you for your kind words and the heart!
Comment: I am so sorry about the mix up. I loved your Mr Zip post card. Very creative and well done.
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the messages and the heart. ♥️
kssunlover1947 rated for BALLOONS & RAINBOWS pc APR on Apr 28, 2018
Comment: Our balloon festival here is in Sept. This year is the 43nd Annual Huff 'n Puff Balloon Rally! Sept 7-9, 2018.
Response: How fun! Thank you for the heart 😊
polyk rated for Simply a Black & White Postcard USA on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Love the PC! Bat Cave sounds like a neat place! ❤️❤️
Response: Glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart.
EleniWalker rated for State Pride PC Swap on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cool PC!
Response: You're welcome, and thanks for the heart!
CindyST rated for WIYM: Pick 1 PC (Apr 2018) on Apr 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard :)
Response: You're welcome, and thanks for the heart ♥️. It was the Bat Cave PC, right? I hoped you would like it.
Angie rated for HMPC: Color duo Blue & Green Postcard on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and note! I was transported into your scene! XO
Response: You're welcome, Angie. Thank you for the heart rating. It was fun to create that one.
user3654 rated for Ugly PC swap #3 on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Yup, definitely an Ugly PC! Thanks!
Response: Hi you're welcome.. glad you received it. (Please remind me which PC I sent you. I did several ugly swaps at once) Thank you for the heart rating.
nannydino rated for Oh! A Bridge! *INTL* Postcard Swap on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: Hi Julie, thank you for the Poinsett Bridge PC, lovely history. LOL, yes it's funny you got partnered with me for both bridge swaps :) thank you for sending different PC's. Happy Spring swapping. peace love light.
Response: Hi-I'm glad your bridge PC arrived safely. You're welcome, and thank you for the heart rating. ~Julie
Comment: Thank you for the card. On my bucket list is Myrtle Beach either this year or next
Response: You're welcome! Lots to do in Myrtle Beach. Thanks for the heart rating. ~Julie
HappyDayMail rated for Mr ZIP Approves! Simple Warm-up on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: What a delight to receive your Mr. Zip p.c. in my mailbox! He arrived unharmed and I liked the way you put the postal collage together. Thanks for making this a fun swap...Happy Spring!
Response: You're welcome 😊 I'm so glad he arrived safely! I enjoyed this swap as well. Thank you for the heart ~ Julie
Karen07 rated for Botanical Postcard swap #1 USA on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Lovely card! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome & thanks for the 5+ heart rating! 😊

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CurlyTea on Jul 27, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

CurlyTea on Jul 29, 2017:

RyeRye on Jul 27, 2016:


virgoleanne on Nov 8, 2014:

Hey friend! I am hosting postcard swaps now! Come take a look at my swaps @virgoleanne Feel free to join up or send some ideas for swaps you would like to see. Let me know of any swaps you would like me to join also. :) Leanne Big News

Mimi7 on Jul 21, 2014:

Happy Early Birthday! :)

Kathy821 on Jul 3, 2014:

Happy Early Birthday! I hope it's wonderful!

barbieloufromKY on Jul 3, 2014:

Happy Birthday to you from the USA Paper Crafts group!!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

TereDiane1954 on Nov 9, 2013:

So glad you decided to join Color and Light! Welcome to our little group. We have several swaps up, and I'm always open to new ideas. If you want to be an officer and create some swaps of your own, just let me know :)

kittyscool on Sep 8, 2013:

Thanks for swapping with me! We had a tall ships festival here this weekend, what a timely swap!

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