Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2017 8:58 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: October 21, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

Yay Vegan! Being vegan is the best and most important thing about me! I love being vegan!

I read books: science fiction, animal fiction, mainstream, and random non-fiction.

I keep a paper journal. And a blog. I make postcards. I take pictures with a digital camera. I enjoy art in many forms.

Favorite Crafts

Photography My focus is urban wildlife. I go for walks every weekend and take pictures of nature; I love trees, birds, flowers and any kinds of animals that I find, including bugs and pets. Photography is definitely my passion, and I love sharing my pictures with the world as postcards...

Postcards I've been involved in a (5 card) monthly postcard exchange since July 2008. I use desktop publishing software to turn my photos into postcards, which I print at home on a high-end printer.

Drawing I can draw, I mostly don't. I like to draw animals, the occasional zentangle-type design, and coloured abstract pictures. If I colour my sketches, it's usually with coloured pencils and art stix. I also collect Copic markers.

Crochet I have been known to make a few Snuggle Blankets and scarves, but not currently.

Book Making Not currently, but I've made loads of blank books, hand sewn bindings. More recently, I love my Bind-It-All, and I use it regularly to make journals and log books.

Bookmarks Not currently, I have made stencil bookmarks. I really enjoyed the process and picking the colours and the finished bookmark. I can also whip up a photo bookmark, if the need arises!

Favorite Television

I don't watch much, but there are a few shows I like... Doctor Who (I love the new, but it all started with the old!), and I'll watch Firefly over and over!


Postcards I'd love to receive nature, animals or art postcards. But I'm not picky! I just like to get mail: send me anything, and then write something interesting in the text block! :) Also love handmade postcards!

∞ Other than Nature and Animals, I am also very interested in Ocean themes and Astronomy, Star Gazing, and Outer Space themes.

Animals I truly love all animals, even bugs, but here are a few of my most favorite! Chickens & Turkeys, Crows, Dolphins, Elephants, Equines, Foxes, Frogs, Guinea Pigs, Humpback Whales, Mice & Rats, Octopuses, Sea Horses!

Favorite Books

Oh my gosh, I love to read! I also love to buy books! I tend to buy more than I have time to read. There is also a big place in my heart for ebooks, I love my Kindle!

I enjoy reading science fiction, but lately I'm reading a lot of non-fiction. I love to read about nature and animals.

Someday, I'd Like to TRY...

crochet amigurumi

stamp carving

drawing and colouring my own postcards

I ♥ Swap-Bot

Getting all kinds of mail certainly brightens my day, but I am on Swap-Bot to create and send mail! I love to share my photography on the postcards and notecards I make. I like to read profiles and figure out what I have that will make my mailing partner happy. I enjoy challenging myself occasionally with different kinds of swaps.

Swap-Bot is great because I love to spread Mailbox Joy!


aligurl75 rated for Interest me No. 51 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing the book you are/were reading. I liked the way you copied the book page. I never think of that and handwrite it out..hahaha .
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #75 on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: You had a very very busy weekend. At least the garden will be ready for winter. I am putting your flower and camas flower on my inspiration board.
Fabriqueen rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #71 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! The cards you print are so beautiful as are the photos you take. I'm glad the visit with your family went well. I also hope all is well with Liz. Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #70 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and your note! When I'm taking nature pictures I have a problem getting the wildlife to sit still long enough. I wear tri-focals so it sometimes takes me a second or two longer to point and shoot. The bees just do not understand. LOL! Hugs, Diane
liljennyfoofoo rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #73 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! It's always a pleasure receiving your letter and photos! I enjoy learning about you!
Dsweeny rated for SS: Here's My Favorite Photo(s)! #2 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: I received your stunning photographs of the bids you captured in the gardens...just lovely!! The color and depth plus texture was breath taking. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me :)
aruiteru rated for Random PC International #10 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice card 😊
HouseCatAntonia rated for Random PC International #10 on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the dragonfly postcard!!! I think he has a very beautiful face :3 Thanks again Antonia xx
Ellivlove rated for Interest me No. 51 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Both books sound interesting. I have heard of the real life crime before on a TV show but didn't know there was a book. I will be updating my book list, thanks!
Comment: This was a new lighthouse for me - I know of many on the east coast, west coast, and Great Lakes, never Texas before... and the lighthouse stamp was an outstanding, super touch. Thanks!
LegacyHardware rated for Random PC International #9 on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Hello Ms Rift! Thanks for your home made super glossy card! I got to say it looks great. Must be expensive. What sort of printer are using? Read some of your web site, you are an interesting character. Don't stop now :)
leesneddon rated for Interest me No. 50 on Sep 13, 2017
FundyGirl rated for Random PC International #9 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. My grandpa used to enjoy taking photos of flowers, so whenever I see flower photos I think of him.
Ramya rated for Interest me No. 50 on Sep 10, 2017
Comment: Hi Vegan Friend! Thank you for the nicely formatted book photo and pages! Nice. I see that the author enjoyed writing about sit spots;-) I'm sorry that it wasn't what you'd hoped it might be- the book, that is. I do enjoy the birds that frequent my yards... I've stashed binoculars close to the patio door. So I might've been attracted to this book as well. Thank you for sharing it with me! Happy Swapping and Healthy Eating... Ramya
Jannified rated for Random PC International #8 on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Did you print the postcard? You have a printing machine or something? Haha! That is cool but the PC got bend so bad... not cool Postman. Haha!
Response: Yep, I print at home. Sorry to hear the post office mangled it! Glad it got there, anyway! Thanks for the heart.
skydancer rated for BLC ~ Magazine Lovers! on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Great swap! Love the birds especially. And I use the stamp catalog as well. Thanks so much.
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #69 on Sep 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, loved the pics...poor turtle....we love turtles. I just sent my husband a turtle card🐢🐢🐢🐢
liljennyfoofoo rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #68 on Sep 3, 2017
Comment: Rift: Thank you so much for your lovely notecard and the photo of the colorful bus was so awesome! I have enjoyed learning about you for the past two weeks LOL :-) Also your handmade envelopes are so cute! Thank you so much!
Toby2017 rated for Random PC International #8 on Aug 31, 2017
Comment: Love how you pick postcards!!! I LOVE the bird on this one! I am glad we are getting to know one another!!!
TraceyHepburn rated for Bookish Quote 3 on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and great quote and a new book recommendation! Have a great day.

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judee0624 on Aug 5, 2017:

Thank you for the great photo card.We don't see many honeybees anymore.

Miamorswife on Jun 27, 2017:

thanks for the postcard. i love it! and thank you for joining my swap!

mandigutterrose on Feb 22, 2017:

I received my National Anthem card from the Keep 1 Send 1 #1 swap today, thanks for sending it home! I love the appropriate quotes you added.

KSENiA on Feb 18, 2017:

Hello and thank you for the raccoon postcard. He looks so naughty! "I'd join this swap if..." was one of the most hilarious and fun swaps I took part in all my swap-bot experience :D

Thank you for choosing to send the extra postcard to me <3

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ReadMoreBooks33 on Jan 26, 2017:

SuMay on Jan 18, 2017:

Dear Rift, Thank you very much for your photograph of the scrub jay and for your kindness in sending it to me. Jays are amazing! In my city, we get one type only: garrulus glandarius, the Eurasian jay. Garrulus is right, because they love to chatter. They are also clever, cheeky and have a gorgeous plumage. I have one that buries acorns in my window-box. Every spring, I have to pull out little oak trees!

kittyhahahotbot on Jan 17, 2017:

Your Welcome and thank you for the beautiful bird postcard. I love the matte paper.

Froggy2974 on Oct 4, 2016:

I received your wonderful packet of seeds. Thank you so very much! I'm very excited to watch them bloom next season.


Sammoning on Aug 28, 2016:

Thank you for the beautful raccoon photo-postcard, it sounds like a great experience to watch them in the wild like that :)

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