Swap-bot Time: April 29, 2017 10:36 am


Date Joined: November 27, 2013
Last Online: April 28, 2017
Birthday: October 8
Country: United States

About Me

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I am so appreciative of those swappers who take the time to send me happy mail ! Every bit of mail makes me feel special because someone went to the trouble just for me! :) Thank you all!

Hi! My name's Beth. I'm a reliable swapper, share ad min job in a great facebook USA swap group and ran one international Yahoo group for a time, belonged to several others (until postage went sky high.) Was in the penpal world for about 23 years and still friends with a lot of my original pals- plus so many newer ones- although these days, with facebook, we enjoy talking there instead. Started swapping on a regular basis several years ago and really enjoy it!

Things I love to do : Besides paper crafting, I love drawing, painting, and photography, gardening, driving/ sightseeing....

I'm in love with nature and all animals. I even love most insects and creepy crawlies!

I have 2 very spoiled Chihuahuas, a big lab mix rescue and 2 pit bulls, and a varying amount of cats since it's well-known in the stray cat world that a free meal can always be found at our house. :) I ADORE cats but am really allergic to them and have to take several meds to be around them- which means no fur kids are ever allowed into my craft room....

I've been married to my best friend for 27 years and am the mom of 3 adult children and also work full time as office manager at our manufacturing company. I live on a used-to-be farm in a small town in the southern state of Mississippi. I have lived in Alaska, Missouri, Kansas, and Louisiana and have visited 17 states and part of Canada. Our business and paying for college keeps us near home these days but hopefully someday we'll get to do some traveling....

I always read the profiles of my partners and include something extra I think they'll enjoy. Every swap is personal to me! I send most swaps out within a day or two of partners being assigned (the make new items might take a bit longer). If I don't receive a rating by you in a reasonable time, I'll contact you to make sure you've received your swap. I never flake on any swap so if you don't get mail from me, something has happened in transit and I would appreciate the chance to resend. I rate swaps received as I open them to make sure no one is missed. Please know I'll give great ratings for great swappers and hope you'll do the same when you see that I am a great swapper too :) I will never give a rating of 1 without first trying to resolve the swap! Please note that I mark sent when my swap gets dropped in the box at the post office. Mail dropped off in the evenings will be postmarked the next day, or on the following Monday if it's dropped into the box on Saturday evening or Sunday.

I like these!

You definitely don't need to send me extras- I rate on the swap itself and am generous with hearts- but in case you just want to send something else or it's a profile based swap, here's some info about things I like.

  • a note about your day/ week/ where you live, etc.

  • Stickers- the flat kind, not puffy or dimensional- seasonal and/or holiday and any of the cute characters listed in my likes

  • anything with cute/ whimsical forest creatures (fox, deer, raccoons, frogs, etc, as well as mushrooms, fairies, elves)

  • anything with horses

  • Pens or markers

  • foreign coins

  • miscellaneous regular size playing cards, any theme (Even one card I can add to the collection makes me happy!)

  • Washi tape- all colors and designs are equally loved!

  • postcards

  • Sticky notes

  • state magnets

  • state keychains

  • anything kawaii

  • anything with pumpkins or snowmen on it

  • amigurumis or crochet patterns for cute ones

I do not care to receive:

  • Loose confetti!! I hate it!

  • Scraps of paper- I have BOXES of scraps

  • Label bags, decos, x-slips, fbs

  • Recipes unless it's a great cookie recipe or I join a specific recipe swap =)

  • religious items/ crosses (I do like religious holiday stickers and cards, though)

  • teacher reward, wedding/ baby/ graduation stickers

  • stick on tattoos

  • tea (I'm very allergic!)

  • anything with cigarette smell

  • lotions or perfume (allergies again)

  • any kind of food/ candy

My Favorite Characters!

  • Molang

  • Studio Ghibli

  • Diddl

  • Snoopy

  • Garfield

  • Suzy's Zoo

  • Forever Friends bears

  • Tatty Teddy

  • Anime & Manga (not obscene- lol)

  • Kawaii (see separate section on kawaii)

  • Penny Black

  • Moorehead

  • Beatrix Potter

  • Winnie the Pooh

  • Mylo and friends

  • House Mouse

  • Gorjuss

  • Sarah Kay

  • Alice in Wonderland

  • Fizzy Moon

  • snow leopards

  • fox

  • bunnies

  • squirrels

  • deer

  • horses

  • Chihuahuas

  • fantasy (dragons, elves, fairies, vampires)

Favorite Television

Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Face Off, Master Chef (all of them,) So You Think You Can Dance, Gilmore Girls, Golden Girls, Game of Thrones, Best Ink, Ink Master, Breaking Bad, Fixer Upper, Million Dollar Listings (all of them,) Project Runway


I never played video games or anything and now, suddenly, I'm obsessed with Pokemon Go! I LOVE it!

(If trading ever comes out and you have the regionals, I have a ton of Tauros to trade!!!! Or other Pokemon.)

Favorite Movies

  • Independence Day - all time favorite!

  • Inception

  • Zombieland

  • all the Indiana Jones movies

  • The Last Samurai

  • all the Hangover movies (sorry, but they're hilarious to me )

  • All the Pirates of the Caribbean movies

  • All the Men in Black movies

  • Twilight series

  • all the Madea movies (I love Madea!)

  • the entire Harry Potter series

  • Alice in Wonderland (Tim Burton's version)

  • The Little Mermaid

  • Mulan

  • Brave

  • Up

  • Twister

  • The Internship

  • I'll be Home for Christmas (w/ Jonathon Taylor-Thomas)

  • Kiki's Delivery Service

  • Howl's Moving Castle

  • My Neighbor Totoro

  • Spirited Away

  • Maleficent- maybe my new favorite!

By the way...

  • I'm very allergic to cigarette smoke so please don't send smoky items.

  • I promise to rate quickly for every swap I receive!

  • My goal is to give each swap partner mail that makes them smile :)

  • Oh, and if by some chance you get mail from me with postage due, please let me know and I will immediately mail you the extra stamps or money! Or I can send you the difference through paypal. But please be honest about this and not take advantage of my offer if there really was no postage due. I'm very particular about putting enough postage and weigh and calculate prices on the USPS site. However, I know that things can happen and there are differences of opinion among postal workers, so....

Kawaii Needs Its Own Section!!

Kawaii 101 for inquiring minds!

I love regular and mini note pads and loose sheets, envelopes, letter sheets, pencils, sticker flakes, buttons, deco and washi tapes, postcards if they exist (I've never seen any but who knows??) I love all the characters and themes except the poo ones, Zombitt, and the real children. I like the photo ones of animals and items, though! And all of these:

  • My newest love! ♥ Jinbei San! ♥

  • Hello Kitty ♥

  • My Melody ♥

  • Cinnamaroll ♥

  • Berry Puppy ♥

  • Kuromi ♥

  • Tokidoki ♥

  • Rilakkuma

  • Sentimental Circus ♥

  • Chou-fleur

  • Tarepanda

  • Piggy Girl

  • Puku Puku

  • Kutusita Nyanko ♥

  • Clover's Town

  • Sugar Bear

  • Kinoko No Mori

  • kawaii ghosts

  • fairytales

  • kawaii kitties, puppies, bunnies, bears

  • older Sanrio characters

  • really any kawaii except Zombitt and poo. Really.

Just because it's not on this list doesn't mean I don't like it! I may have not seen it yet! :)


turboneko rated for KSU: Bunnies and Eggs on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Wow! You really went above and beyond. Thank you so much, I love everything! Thank you for the extra kitties note cards too =^.^=
Comment: I never get tired of getting swaps from you! =) You always send such nice swaps. Thanks for all the sticker and the page flags. I've never seen so many of the Toki Doki sticker flakes before! Thanks so much! =)
sebastian122 rated for KSU: A bouquet of flowers on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: ME TOO!!! I got to the point where I was like...this starts with F........ You did a LOT better than me, though. Thanks for rising to the challenge. =D ETA: COUPONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love you!!!!!
Response: See my comment on your rating! LOL!!!!!!!!! I'm still giggling! =) But digging for a challenging theme sure lets you see some stuff you may have forgotten you have, doesn't it?? See, silver lining! XOXO
tiggerkitn25 rated for KSU: In the forest!! on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: I love the mini letterset and all the squirrels! Thanks for the sticker sheet too! =)
Response: You are so very welcome! Forest critters are some of my faves! =)
sebastian122 rated for KSU: At the zoo! on Apr 9, 2017
Comment: Wow. Terrific variety of goods. Flakes, mini stationery, stationery, mini memos, AND coupons!! Incredible. And seriously, where does one find an ostrich flake???? =D
Response: This was a fun swap! I love the themed ones (when I can find them- we both know I'm thinking of flowers here. LOL)
Comment: You have the best tape. =D Fab envelopes, too!! Thanks for all the goodies. You're the bestest. XOXO
Response: No, YOU'RE the bestest! =) I'm glad you liked! XOXO
turboneko rated for KSU: 25 Large Kawaii Memo Sheets on Apr 7, 2017
Comment: All I can say is WOW!! Thank you for all memos and wonderful extras! :D
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed receiving! =) Thank you for the nice comment and rating!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful flakes and for sharing your new memos with me :)
Response: Thank you for the nice rating! =)
kasini rated for KSU: Bunnies!! on Mar 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the bunnies! I love the sticker sheet 🐰 💖 Thank you 😊
Response: I thought that sticker sheet was cute, too. I'm so glad you like everything!! :)
Comment: Urashima Taro stickers!!! How cool!! Thanks for all the postcards, and for the stickers! XOXO
Response: You're so welcome!!! ♥♥♥ As always, a pleasure to send to you! =)
manders2280 rated for KSU: Quick 20/ 20 Swap! on Dec 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous 20/20/20! Great memo sheets and sticker flakes and lots of wonderful postcards! I worked in Nashville for several months and enjoyed the city. The food was always good and I had friends at Vanderbilt with whom I relaxed. And when you go to the Northeast, plan to take public transportation rather than driving!
Response: Public transportation sounds wonderful! LOL! I'm not cut out for serious traffic! =D I'm glad you enjoyed the swap! Thanks for joining and for the nice rating ♥♥♥
Whippet rated for It's a FOPS Christmas on Dec 9, 2016
Comment: Many thanks Beth for the beautiful Christmas Day Penguins Christmas card, the penguin mail art, and the extras - you are so kind. Yes! Happy news to report - We got rain! Waited so long in FL after Hurricane Matthew and we got rain! Rained again early Fri AM, temperature dropped so I don't need to wear mask outside! Air has been washed clean of pollen - Hooray! Happy December and thanks for the mail!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating! I'm so glad you got rain! We finally did, too, and our drought is easing up. Happy Christmas to you and all the best for the new year!
Whippet rated for UHM: Christmas Card on Dec 9, 2016
Comment: Gorgeous Christmas ornaments card, and I love the mail art showing two children holding huge decorated wreath, and thanks for the extras! Agree with you Beth that Christmas is a "state of mind" cheering our hearts this time of year. Blessing are the cool days, cold nights in Central FL, I take advantage of the these days, getting sun exposure, getting exercise. Hope and looking forward to Christmas weekend.
Response: Thank you for joining my swap and for the nice rating! =)
JazD rated for UHM: Christmas Card on Dec 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the card and all the awesome postcards. Love them
Response: Thank you for joining my swap and for the nice rating! =)
pkpeace rated for It's a FOPS Christmas on Dec 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful LANG card and the awesome Peace "doodle", it's gorgeous! I appreciate the postcards and postage!! Have a wonderful holiday season! Peace! xo
Response: I'm so glad you like what I doodled for you! =) Thank you for the lovely comments and rating!
luluvision rated for UHM: Christmas Card on Dec 4, 2016
Comment: What a lovely card and filled with goodies! Thank you for the lovely postcards (Sentimental Circus-yay!) and love the stickers!!
Response: I'm so glad you like what I sent! Thanks for joining the swap and for the nice rating! =)
starrycat rated for KSU: Make a Kawaii Christmas Card on Dec 3, 2016
Comment: I love the card you made for this, Beth! Thank you for the sticker sheet and the lovely postcard you sent as an extra!
Response: Thanks for joining my swap! It was fun to do and fun to send. =)
dawnielynn rated for UHM: Christmas Card on Dec 2, 2016
Comment: Beth, thank you so much for the card and decorated envelope! Really love the goodies and your note as well. Merry Christmas!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap and for the nice comment and rating! =)
amyduff rated for UHM: Christmas Card on Dec 2, 2016
Comment: Thank you Beth for my beautiful card, the warm sentiment, and the address labels! I was so thrill to receive these since I just moved and neeed some for new address! Merry Christmas!
Response: Yay! I'm really glad you can use the labels! =) Thank you for the nice rating!!
TeaNi rated for UHM: Christmas Card on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for a delightful swap! The pretty postcard with festive stickers and stamps, the pretty embossed card with a lovely quote, the pretty postcards and sticker sheet- I love it all! Such a treat to receive today. :)
Response: Thank you for joining my swap and for the lovely comments and heart! =)

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Heirloom on Apr 22, 2017:

Thank you so much for the birthday greetings, Beth!

iamred on Apr 10, 2017:

thank you so much for sending my sticker flake bag home~ ♥ all the stickers were so cute!

sebastian122 on Feb 17, 2017:

Your sticker collection surpasses mine, kiddo! Thanks for the 5 pounds of swap! XOXO

turboneko on Feb 17, 2017:

Thank you so much for the cute postcard! Sorry for being late, it was held hostage as bookmark and I forgot T_T

sebastian122 on Feb 2, 2017:

ZOMG! You're incredible! Thank you SO MUCH for the HUGE pile of goodies! I can't believe all the stuff you sent. Sooooo spoiled!!!! Thank you!!!

iamred on Feb 1, 2017:

BETH! WOW! Your kindness has blown me away! ♥ i don't even know what to say! i have had a really hard time the last couple of months and your parcel really brought tears to my eyes ♥ thank you for showing me that humanity still exists in our world and for being so generous. thank you. ♥♥

manders2280 on Jan 7, 2017:

Thank you for the postcard!


tiggerkitn25 on Jan 6, 2017:

Thanks for the cool New Year's PC! =)

JazD on Jan 1, 2017:

Heirloom on Jan 1, 2017:

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