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racheljohnson

racheljohnson
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Last Online: January 19, 2017
Birthday: February 10
Country: United States
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Rachel, Travis, & Kenneth!

NOTICE: I am more than happy to answer administrative and site questions via the messaging system, but it can take up to two weeks (or more!) for me to respond. I am also not able to accept group invites at this time.


A few photos of my little family, Travis, Kenneth, Crusher, and me:

nightout

playground

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I am one of the creators and administrators of Swap-bot. I came up with the idea of Swap-bot after participating in some really cool blog-hosted swaps. I think swaps are a great way to meet fun, creative, new people. I have been swapping for a long time and I am still having lots of fun with it.

I live in Brooklyn, New York, with my husband, Travis, son, Kenneth, and little dog, Crusher. I grew up in Missouri and Kansas, went to college in Iowa, and lived in Oregon for four years.

Travis and I started Swap-bot in 2005 and we have been staying busy keeping it running ever since! I graduated from the University of Oregon in June 2007 with a masters degree in Arts Management. My thesis covered the topic of internet marketing for indie crafters, and I used Swap-bot in some of my research projects. I was most recently working as a graphic designer at a national greeting card company, but now I am working on Swap-bot and other independent projects (i.e. being a mom!) full-time.

General Favorite Goodies

My favorite color is light blue or green - like turquoise or teal. I also like pink and yellow and grey, lately. Really, I love any colors!

For crafting: I love any type of scrapbooking embellishments - I use them for all sorts of altered art projects, not just scrapbooks. As of just recently, I also really love felt. I also really, really love glitter! Oh, and kawaii! Anything kawaii!

Favorite foods: Coffee, coffee, coffee! Chocolate. Any candy. But I also try to be healthy. Lately, I'm loving grapefruit and pistachios.

My favorite holiday would probably have to be Valentine's Day (I was born in February). My favorite Harry Potter character is Neville. My favorite cold weather sport is ice skating. My favorite genre is scifi.

I love wacky and cute things, courage, gel pens, glitter, rubber stamps, stationery, Star Trek, scrapbooking embellishments, sharpie markers, the space-time continuum, ribbon, gum and candy, kindness, stickers, patterned paper, the internet, handmade plushies, handmade anything, Martha Stewart, puppies, short pants, 1" buttons, optimism, flowers, fashion magazines, anything miniature, kleenex, friendly people, and honest politicians.

Favorite Crafts

I do mostly paper crafts, but I love making anything! I also paint and do some crochet. I design stuff on the computer, too. Matchboxes are my signature craft. (You can download my free matchbox template here and create matchboxes from scratch out of card stock!)

I want to sew more... my mom gave me her old Kenmore sewing machine, which I love. I have made lots of curtains and mended pants... and now I am embarking on my first quilt!

Favorite Television

Silicon Valley, Antiques Roadshow, X-Files, Deadwood... ST:TNG is my all-time favorite. (I have a huge crush on Captain Jean Luc Picard.)

Favorite Movies

I like futuristic movies and also anything fun...

Children of Men was superb. I love the new Star Trek movies.

The Terminator is my all-time favorite movie. I wouldn't mind being Linda Hamilton/Sarah Connor when I grow up. Alien is my next favorite. Anything futuristic or post-apocalyptic with a strong female hero is fascinating to me.

Love Actually, Zoolander, and Lilo & Stitch are also faves.

Han Solo and Indiana Jones are my ideal leading men.

Favorite Books

Two of my favorite books:

Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder - for museum buffs like me this is a real kick in the pants. It helps you to think about all sorts of things like the nature of reality and authority and truth.

Middlesex - Everyone is different and gender is not black and white. I am glad this book is now one of Oprah's book club choices because I think it will help broaden many people's definition of gender and sexuality.

I also must admit that I read the Twilight Saga - I love Jacob!! - and The Hunger Games trilogy.

Favorite Music

Tom Petty is my all-time favorite, but I listen to anything that is good! Recently, I am really digging Florence and The Machine, Beyonce, Nikki Minaj, Vampire Weekend, Weezer, Angels & Airwaves, Arcade Fire, Prince, Paul Simon, Wyclef Jean, and JayZ.

One of my very favorite songs is the Ignition Remix by R.Kelly. My guilty pleasure is Bruce Hornsby.

Dislikes

I am hesitant to list my dislikes because I love to get random things from people all over the world. I do not want to limit anyone's creativity by giving them limits on what they can or can't send me. If you like it, I will probably like it, too. That being said, I don't really like ranch dressing or closed-minded people.

Favorite Swapper

Swaps I've Hosted

February Love Matchbox Swap Christmas Fun Time Matchbox Swap spring time matchbox swap cute dessert matchbox swap

Ratings

Tracykason rated for Random (PC) - December on Dec 29, 2016
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littlemissme84 rated for Random (PC) - December on Dec 23, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard
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Comment: Rachel, thank you for the neat Christmas card and all the snail mail extras. What a wonderful Christmas you are going to have with your 2 year old son. So much fun at this age. Do not forget the photos. Shirley
rubyhousesliprs rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 15, 2016
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Comment: Thank you, and Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Wow! Thank you so much! You went above and beyond, what a wonderful package. Thank you for the 5th Avenue bars! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Yay! You are totally welcome! Happy holidays!
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Comment: Thank you for the card and baby animal stickers. Merry Christmas!
Response: You are welcome! Happy holidays!
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Comment: This is a beautiful card thank you! I have actually never seen Scrooged, perhaps I'll finally watch it this year. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday season as well!
Response: Glad the card arrived quickly! You'll love Scrooged. :)
bluehairedmary rated for Animal Themed Postcard Swap on Nov 17, 2016
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Comment: What a cute card! Always good to swap with you! Thanks so much!
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Comment: Wow! Rachel, I am overwhelmed by all of the wonderful New York postcards and souvenirs you sent me. And I love the Swap-Bot goodies you included, too! This package was a delightful surprise! (Did you forget to mark "Sent"? Thanks! This was a fun swap. Thanks for swapping with me! I plan to get at least one more postcard out to you later today and/or tomorrow, which is our send-by deadline. Time flies!) Thank you, again, so, so, sooo much for sharing all that you sent with me! :-)
Response: Yay! I am glad it arrived quickly and that you liked everything! (And thanks for the reminder about marking it sent!!)
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Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Sounds like a great trip - I'd like the chance to visit there myself.
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Comment: Thank you for a fun swap and for a beautiful card from Budapest! I have always wanted to visit -- and not merely because of its references in film (The Grand Budapest Hotel) and theatre (She Loves Me) -- for its history and architecture. Happy Wednesday!
missstamper rated for Spring Matchbox on Mar 29, 2016
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely matchbox! I love it and all the extra goodies you sent too!
PlyorDye rated for Daily Postcard Swap- Sign Up By 3/8 on Mar 14, 2016
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Comment: I love the swap-bot postcard!! I need a few of those to encourage my mail loving friends. :)
joybookpages rated for Flat Envie of Happy Mail #1 on Mar 6, 2016
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newrule rated for Postcards in an Envelope #8 on Mar 3, 2016
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Comment: Wow! It is an honour to receive a swap from you!! Thanks so much for all the lovely postcards! And thanks too for keeping this awesome site strong!
Response: oh yay! I am glad they arrived quickly! Thanks for the kind words. Happy swapping!
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Comment: So cool thank you!
TrishaLouise rated for February Matchbox Swap on Feb 17, 2016
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Comment: Thank you!
Mscraftyt rated for SOMETHING RED on Feb 16, 2016
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable little matchbox and all the fun little goodies...these will be put to good use in my future crafting! 😊 Love the Swap-bot postcards, stickers and pins! Again thanks! ❤️
Response: I am so glad it arrived quickly and that you liked it all! I haven't been doing as much crafting lately, so it was really fun to put this matchbox together. Happy swapping!!
A127 rated for Christmas Matchbox on Dec 5, 2015
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Comment: What a treat! I just love that matchbox! You made my day! That was so much and there was more swapbot goodies and chip buttons too! It feels like Christmas! One heart just does not do it.Thank you and Happy Holidays!
Response: Oh, I am so glad that it arrived quickly! I had not meant to leave it until the final day to mail. I was glad to read on your profile that you like glitter, because I do too and use it too much! ha. I had fun making the matchbox. Happy holidays!!
njstauter rated for Pick 3 Swap - October USA only on Oct 21, 2015
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Comment: What a treat it was to open your package, Rachel! I was feeling a little down this morning, and yet, it sure paid off for me to stop at the mail box. I feel like it was my birthday! So many lovely things. You made my day. May you receive 10x the joy!
Response: Yay! You are totally welcome. I am so glad that you liked the package! It was fun to put together. Happy swapping!

Rating Overview

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Comments

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

angelgram on Jul 2, 2016:

☀ ☄☀ ④ᵀᴴJULY ♥ՍՏΑ ♥ ④ᵀᴴJULY ☀ ☄☀

♫♪♬ LAND THAT I LOVE ♫♪♬

☀ ☄☀ ④ᵀᴴJULY ♥ՍՏΑ ♥ ④ᵀᴴJULY ☀ ☄☀

anrtist on May 24, 2016:

btbeth on May 2, 2016:

I got my post card from the Instagram post! Thank you SO much! <3

mariadastrouxas on Apr 5, 2016:

Hello Rachel! Last friday i received the Swap-bot® swag! Thank you so much for 30 postcards + 15 stickers + 6 cards. Happy swapping from Portugal, maria das trouxas

5rtfhg

anrtist on Mar 11, 2016:

SSOOOOoooo.......


Have i told you lately.......
that you are one of my favorite SP Peaple???LOL

HAPPY ST. Patrick's DAY!!! ;-)


Have a GREAT DAY!!!! ;-)
Love & Blessings, cc

devilspigeonhole on Feb 14, 2016:

♥ ♥ ♥ HAPPY VALENTINES DAY ♥ ♥ ♥

anrtist on Feb 12, 2016:

anrtist on Jan 23, 2016:

JUST BECAUSE WE CAN ALL USE a LAUGH... ;-)

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waldenpond2 on Dec 29, 2015:

Thank you for the swapbot goodie package! I'll be sharing... :) happy new year to you and your sweet family! :)

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