Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 9:17 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: December 10, 2018

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'm a reader: science fiction, animal fiction, mainstream, and random non-fiction.

I keep a paper journal. And a blog, occasionally.

I'm a photographer and I print my photos up as postcards.

I enjoy art in many forms. Mail Art is awesome... And I especially love handmade cards and postcards!

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 photos with the world as postcards...

Postcards I've been involved in a (5 card) monthly postcard exchange since July 2008... and now I send out 100 to 150 postcards every month! I use desktop publishing software to turn my photos into postcards, which I print at home on a (very temperamental) high-end printer.

Gardening I'm a terrible gardener, but I still end up with more cherry tomatoes than I can eat! I'm mostly there for the photo opportunities. ;)

∞ Rarely: Drawing, Crochet, Book Making, Making Bookmarks

Fav TV and Movies

I don't watch much tv, 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!

Movies: Legend (the one with Unicorns!), LadyHawke, The NeverEnding Story, Ever After, The Secret Life of Pets, Serenity


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, Squirrels!

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. And also an autobiography here and there.

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 love to create and send mail! I enjoy sharing 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.

Yay, Mailbox Joy!


midteacher rated for Take a Walk Series - November on Dec 5, 2018
Comment: I love your photography but I always look forward to your storytelling, what goes on behind the scene. I feel as though I am walking along with you as you are snapping your photos! And I love how you use your photos as stationary. Amazing!
lawchick rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #127 on Nov 25, 2018
Comment: Hi there! This is one of the best mailings I have received in a long time. The photos only added joy..so many awesome little critters in your part of the world. Take care!
Fabriqueen rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #126 on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: Wow! Your pictures are awesome! I am hoping to get a new camera for Christmas (I showed hubby the ad :) ) and I want to practice enough stillness to get great pictures like these. My uncle once layed on a branch in a tree for over 3 hours just to get a picture of a bird that was visiting their back yard. LOL! He succeeded. They had a beautiful 16X20 hanging in their house of that bird. Hugs. Diane
jayneblonde002 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #121 on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Your card and photos just arrived. I am absolutely blown away. They are FANTASTIC! Thank you so much for taking the time to send such a wonderful package to me.
Traceyk rated for interest me no. 63 on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the book page and letter! It looks very interesting! Happy reading.....
AuTiger rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #125 on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Oh my gosh I love reading your note! I am a retired Children ‘s Librarian so yes I have read the Phantom Tollbooth-there is a reason it won the Newberry award! And that pink flower is a Camilla-I have one blooming in my front yard now! Mine is called a double pink. I love your state! I had the privilege of hiking it as a college student working for the National Park Service out there. Thank you so much for happy mail!
midteacher rated for Take a Walk Series - October on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Where is the 5 💖 button? You so deserve them! The owl captured my heart even with all that attitude. You put together an amazing swap, so many great photos. Thank you so much for all the time you took to put this together to share your walks.
knitterofhats rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #124 on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Love all the pics you sent!
bluecrayons rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #119 on Oct 29, 2018
jessnewson98 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #122 on Oct 25, 2018
Comment: Hi! Thank you so so much for the card! I absolutely loved it - That squirrel was adorable! It sounds like you had a good weekend! Also, thank you for the photos, they are absolutely stunning!!
Kraftylady777 rated for Interest me No. 61 on Oct 18, 2018
grstamping rated for Take a Walk Series - September on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Hello Rift and thank you so much for the walk in your community garden. I did not know there were rules there. If I was closer, I could help you with weeding. I love to do that :O) I do not have weeds in my garden because I have been adding layers of compost and peat moss. It works, but I have been going for years. I love gardening too.
amandapapercraft rated for Interest me no. 62 on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for probably the most fragrant piece of mail I've ever received! ^_^ Whilst the book extract didn't spark curiosity to read the rest, I am appreciative of you sending it, and of the bookmark & the nice stamps on the envelope, thank you
Kvwanderlost rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #120 on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful note, such a busy weekend! A walk in nature with the animals is truly food for the soul and I love the pictures you sent. Especially the squirrel, he does indeed look like he is demanding that his picture be taken! :D
michelemb12 rated for First and Last Lines No. 5 on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you and I think the banned book thing is awesome!
grstamping rated for Take a Walk Series-August on Oct 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for being patient with me... I am gratefully to have had you in this swap because it was a pleasure looking at your photos with my favorite subjects: squirrels, geese, roses, a bench. The bench photo is especially awesome since you were able to capture it in a very peculiar light. I LOVE it!!! Thank you so much for sharing with me the walk and see you soon in the mail :O}
Comment: Thank you!
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #118 on Sep 25, 2018
Comment: Always so great getting your letters - I love your photos and descriptions of your weekends.  ❤️ Thanks for asking about our storms - we did ok...just way too much rain and 5 tornadoes within 5 miles of my house! Thankfully, no damage or trees down!
Comment: thank you for the awesome note card as well as the photos inside , I very much enjoyed it
lynnpinkdaisy rated for How's The Weather Today PC INT on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Ahhh, I love the Poppy and bee PC! It's so pretty. The weather in IL is just as moody!

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Traceyk on Nov 1, 2018:

What a coincidence! I joined the postcard exchange this month on GR and realized you're the same person that I've swapped with before on SB! Wonderful! :)

USAFwife on Aug 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for your surprise post card. :) The butterfly is beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your photography with me. :) ~Cindi

Stargazer008 on Jul 18, 2018:

How cool is that!!!! I won in the postcard roulette! Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise in my letter box! I really enjoyed your little story! And now have a lovely evening.

Fullsteampowell on Jul 18, 2018:

Thank you for the unassigned Postcard Roulette card! That squirrel is adorable.

katmandu on Jul 17, 2018:

Postcard Roulette Comeback (July 2018)

Hi Rift- I received the "unassigned" PC and love the pic on the front and the story on the back! Here's a cute baby fox for your profile!! ❤❤❤


Thank you-


myancey on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank u for the beautiful owl postcard for unassigned roulette! love it! but so sad how wildlife gets treated :( thanks have a good wknd!

LisaWithAKiss on Jun 11, 2018:

Thank you for angeling that notecard swap Force me! I loved reading your letter and wanted to thank you for those pretty pictures too. Ducklings are so cute! Thanks again!

Traceyk on Jun 8, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard! I loved it!!!! :)

Gnoe on Apr 30, 2018:

Helleu my dear, thank you for your wonderful Blue Bird postcard! That creature is stunning and adorable at the same time!!! swoon We don't have any of those cutie pies here in the Netherlands -- I so wish we did. Sending you good vibes -- NO MORE BAD LUCK!!!

MarinaB on Apr 26, 2018:

Hello! Thank you so much for the wonderful tulips PC! That was really kind of you! It's one of the most beautiful PC I've ever received! Have a great weekend! ;-)

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