Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 7:55 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2013
Last Online: March 21, 2018
Birthday: July 27
Country: United States

About Me

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. In September 2017, I had to say goodbye to my 17 year old gray fluffy tabby cat when he crossed the Rainbow Bridge. He often watched as I worked on ATCs for swaps. I miss him, but will get another when the time is right.

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. Since I work as a counselor, I also spend time reading psychology-type nonfiction books for professional development. I buy most of my books at Goodwill or library book sales. I collect bookmarks, and especially like ones w/ philosophical or inspirational quotes. Little Golden Books are one of my nostalgic carryovers from childhood. I love the illustrations and happy endings.

Favorite Television

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

Favorite Music

My favorite is James Taylor, especially his older classics; shag music (East coast beach music from the 60's and 70's), Native American flute music, Mannheim Steamroller (at Christmas). Some classical music is okay. Also like NPR, Enya, and Windham Hill-type instrumental music.


I facilitate a creative arts group with my clients, so I am always on the lookout for new ideas. At home, I enjoy painting with acrylics, or clipping junk mail and magazine images for collage. I participate in an art challenge each summer using index cards as the substrate. They are inexpensive for sketching with colored pencils, acrylic painting, or collage. I've gathered a nice variety of postcards through my travels and Swapbot. I prefer to send/receive them "naked", as that's how PCs are intended. ATCs are great, and I have an interesting little collection going as well. 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, retro or current touristy, 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: PC from the Mutter Museum in PA....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.

Dislike/Not Interested:

** I've listed few dislikes, as I've rarely been disappointed with the swaps I receive. I think it's just fascinating that mail arrives in my mailbox from around the world from people I would have never encountered otherwise.

I've listed some items here that aren't my thing, just so you know...

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!
widelo123 rated for Waterfalls PC swap International on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Julie, thank you for the wonderful waterfall postcard. I have lived in New Bern for over 8 years now and ever haver gone to Greenville. It will have to be a spring ride, if spring ever comes. I am so sick of this cold weather. We had snow flurries on Tuesday. Yes, I have seen Nicholas Sparks a couple of times, once was at a book reading. He usually has one when his new book is released. The line for signing is usually around the building. Shirley
Response: Hi Shirley-thank you for the 5+heart. The waterfall is right in downtown Greenville. Hope you get to visit sometime. The area is nice to walk, shop, and have a nice lunch or dinner..... I've seen Nicholas Sparks once, at Barnes & Noble, when Message in a Bottle was released.
Highlander18 rated for SITU: Blind PC Swap March '18 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the touristy Bluffton card - oh sooooo Green!!!
Response: You're welcome! Love that part of our state. Thank you for the 5 + heart!
Comment: Thank you for the St Patrick's day card and foam shamrocks. I noticed a lot of daffodils blooming around Tulsa today. My 37th wedding anniversary is the first day of spring.
Response: You're welcome! Happy anniversary-I hope you enjoy your special day. Thank you for the 5 + heart!
bcdebinbc rated for Quick Swaps: Ship on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Lovely scenery, thank you very much :)
Response: Hi - you're welcome! Thank you for the 5 + heart rating.
nannydino rated for Quick Swaps: Bridge on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Hi Julie thank you for the Charleston Bridge PC. 8 lanes of traffic...oh my I can t even imagine. lol. peace love light
Response: Hi- you're welcome...glad you received the PC! Thanks for the 5 + heart rating. BTW, the old Charleston bridge was so narrow, it was scary! The new Ravenel Bridge is like a dream, even with 8 lanes.
Comment: For me, a postcard with roses is always welcome! :) Thank you!
Response: You're welcome...I hoped you would appreciate the roses! Thanks for the 5 + heart!
JenniferJo rated for Quick Swaps: Bird on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome-glad you received it. Thanks for rating!
bellanonna rated for Quick Swaps: Beach on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Very cute "peach" PC Julie, thanks! I'll have to check it out if ever in the area...sounds good! 😋
Response: Thanks for the 5 + heart rating! It's a quirky PC for sure, but the restaurant is good.
stramaga rated for Handmade Bookmark on Feb 27, 2015
Response: Thanks for rating.
zurasayang77 rated for Christmas PC Swap on Jan 27, 2015
Comment: Thanks a lot for your nice cards and sorry for late rating : Have a great year 2015 :D
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 + heart rating!
Tuutis rated for Christmas PC Swap on Dec 18, 2014
Comment: Thank you for this posstcard! Really fun to get a postcard from a cafe!
Response: Thanks so much for the 5 & heart. I'm glad you liked it!
moxsapphir rated for Christmas PC Swap on Dec 14, 2014
Comment: The PC was quirky and I liked it! Thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the 5 + heart rating!
chandlerguera rated for Christmas PC Swap on Dec 10, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the neat local holiday postcard!
Response: Glad you received it. Thanks for the 5+ heart!
onlyincambodia rated for Christmas PC Swap on Dec 9, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the "Jingle Bells" postcard.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for rating!
nauheimer rated for I love postcards! USA only (: on Nov 28, 2014
Comment: thank you
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the 5 & heart!
Elliepatterson rated for I love postcards! USA only (: on Nov 19, 2014
Comment: Hello & thank you for the words of encouragement on your PC. It was a very nice mail day because of it. blessings,
Response: That verse has some special meaning for me from a life transition. Happy to read it brought some joy your way too. Thanks for the 5 & heart!
katjl rated for I love postcards! USA only (: on Nov 16, 2014
Comment: Thank you the national park postcard. It's cool!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the 5 & heart!
tkichinka rated for I love postcards! USA only (: on Nov 11, 2014
Response: Thank you for the 5 & heart rating!
moxsapphir rated for I love postcards! USA only (: on Nov 10, 2014
Comment: Trains or trolleys I love, so your PC was a big hit with me!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the 5 & heart!

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yvonne401 on Mar 13, 2018:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



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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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