Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2018 9:21 pm


Date Joined: October 9, 2016
Last Online: April 18, 2018
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Update March 17, 2018 Wanna play a game? I'm going to put up a couple of questions to answer if you are writing to me in a swap. Or not, your choice :-)

1 Are you a starter or a finisher?

2 Do you ever hunt for answers or omens in dreams?

3 Where and when do you get your best ideas?

I live in Oregon - I've been here 20 years already. It's getting very crowded in Portland Metro and I'm starting to think about moving somewhere else. Suggestions welcome! I grew up in the Chicago area (suburban and ex-urban) - it's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there now :-)

My husband and I are entering or second year as empty nesters, and it's starting to feel like our regular life. It feels unusual and special to have our sons in the house now. We aren't completely lonely though, our two little dogs make sure we have the opportunity to keep "parenting", haha.

I joined swap-bot for postcard swapping, but I'm having so much fun doing arty swaps, too!

Some of my favorite things: A personal note or letter, Mail tag, colored pens and markers, Really, anything colorful zentangle, little dogs, coffee, all kinds of tea, yoga, and morning pages (The Artists Way).

Favorite Music

About ten years ago my favorite radio station became an "oldies" station, and I decided it was time to branch out into new music. I listen to KINK.fm, a local Portland, OR radio station. It's a good mix of classic and new Adult Contemporary music. Who/what I want to listen to varies from day to day. On my favorite playlist you will find: Paul Simon Stevie Wonder Matt Nathanson KT Tunstall John Mayer Joni Mitchell James Taylor Bob Schneider Chris Isaaks Dire Straights Avett Brothers Fleetwood Mac and others I'm forgetting :-)

Favorite Television

We don't have broadcast or cable TV, but Netflix keeps us well entertained. I like Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie, House of Cards, Downtown Abbey. From the oldies but goodies file - MASH, ER, Friends...

I used to love a show called The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (starring Blaire Brown) - anyone remember that show? It was never released on VHS/DVD as far as I know - something about the music rights. I'd be so curious to see it again, see if it holds up for me.

But, my (secret) guilty pleasure is Grey's Anatomy (yikes! It's getting SO soap opera, but I just can't stop watching...) AND, now my new guilty pleasure is Reign (on Netflex). Beautiful people, beautiful costumes, intrigue, romance, ahhhh...

Favorite Movies

We watch a wide variety of movies. It's hard to call favorites. Anything from the subscription service Film Movement is usually always good. They are foreign films - we get them at the library. I really enjoy foreign films, because I never know what to expect. It's fun to see different cultures, and wonder at the cultural references that we are missing in the subtitles.

Favorite Crafts

I am a new art journaler - I don't make as much time for it as I would like. I'm a huge fan of Lisa Sonora - 30 Day Journal Project, among other things.

I also knit and cross-stitch, but haven't done them in a while. Since starting on Swap-bot, I've rekindled my love of Zentangle :-) I also want to get started with ATCs. I've enjoyed Soul Collage in the past, and have done mini Soul Collage cards.

I'm just having so much fun being artsy again!

Favorite Postcards

I've started postcard swapping again! I just have too many postcards sitting around and I'd like them to be able to fulfill their postcard destiny. Also, I can't resist buying more postcards when I see cool ones.

I like postcards that are colorful, quirky or unusual. Handmade cards are just fine with me, as are cards in envelopes - especially if you think they might be damaged.

I also like Lantern Press, and have a good selection to send out. Message me if you want to do any sort of LP swap. My LP album is here:

See the links at the top of the page for my postcrossing profile if you want more information about my postcard preferences :-)

Random Goodies

I love all sorts of goodies! Surprises are fun :-)

If you want ideas, I especially appreciate:

washi tape


blank postcards (see above)

unused postage stamps

tea bags - I like everything except plain black and chamomile

any fun coffee thing

ATCs - I'm starting to make these, so I like to see what other people do.

Happy Mail, yay!


Hugsie86 rated for Eyes closed swap 14 on May 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Sorry for the (very) late rating!
Lina279 rated for Random PC International #3 on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!I love it!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter inside your note card! I will be writing back to you this week!
ArtsyEm rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #14 on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the words and HAPPY PC=)
theevidenceisme rated for Blind PC #2 USA on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very interesting art card!
Comment: Sherri. Thank you. Thank you for the thought you put into the notecard. I knew I was going to love it when I saw the "PRETTY PEACOCK" on the front. I'm off to put googly eyes on every item in my parents refrigerator while they are at Easter mass but will send you a private message later. Hugs ~ Bre
nsciambi rated for Blind PC #2 USA on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks, Sherri! We have a few food carts that move around depending on the day. A BBQ one comes to my workplace a couple time a month, but I'm too cheap (frugal?), and always bring my lunch from home.
mle rated for Blind PC #2 USA on Mar 30, 2018
polyk rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #26 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: All those mushrooms!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thanks so much hun!
AlyssaYFTM rated for Blind PC #2 USA on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. We could use some of your rain.
Comment: How have you missed Colorado?? ;)
Milamom rated for Blind PC #2 USA on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the perfect post card. It seems we are a lot alike!
Comment: Thanks for the note! I used to live in Seattle (20 years ago) and I remember the overcast days. I remember anxiously waiting for spring when the sunny days would outweigh them. I hope you have plenty of sunshine ♥
LoveThis rated for Eyes closed swap 14 on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
Amalia25 rated for Eyes closed swap 13 on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the colorful pc about hot air balloons. 😄
jlink rated for Eyes closed swap 14 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: thank you
goinjenny rated for Eyes closed swap 14 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you
dyp rated for Any Postcard Swap #1 on Mar 16, 2018
AlyssaYFTM rated for Eyes closed swap 14 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard!

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EmilyT on Jun 20, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my pass and paste!

tiffkay on Apr 18, 2017:

Hey Sherri!!

I got your first Mail Tag and should write you back within the next week or so! If not feel free to harass me! 😜😋 haha

Hugs, Tiff🌺

tiffkay on Apr 18, 2017:

Hey Sherri!!

I got your first Mail Tag and should take you back within the next week or so! If not feel free to harass me! 😜😋 haha

Hugs, Tiff🌺

BooksTeaAndMe on Apr 6, 2017:

Hi Sherri!

Thank you for your reply to Mail Tag #2. I had so much fun reading though your answers especially in the beginning - regarding your favorite quote- "can I pick two? I guess I can, its not like you can stop me' haha

You sound a lot like me and I have a feeling we'd get along great - it will be a pleasure replying to your letter

Hope you have a great weekend ahead!


Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 25, 2017:

Hey Sherri! I am hosting a couple of deco swaps you might enjoy… Fits in Envelope Deco and Zentangle Deco - I hope you'll think about joining!! - Emma

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

to RLS - I got your great postcards, but I cannot figure out which swap they were for - I don't see a user name anywhere. I'd love to thank you - if you are RLS or know who it is, please let me know, thanks!

EmilyT on Jan 11, 2017:

Sent home your pass and paste in an envelope today!

jaimierandolph on Dec 3, 2016:

Profile Check for Christmas Card with a flat surprise! #3! Hope you enjoy this swap! jaimierandolph

marinda on Nov 18, 2016:

Thank you SO much for sending my hedgehog postcard back! I am so so so loving the adorable hedgehog tape and stickers! :-) Have a wonderful day!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 15, 2016:

Welcome to AMMM!

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