Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2017 1:16 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: August 17, 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!


kygirl rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: I love the postcard! Thank you
Mad589 rated for Interest me No. 49 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Adorable! I love guinea pigs!
Sazza rated for Interest me No. 49 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Ancient Egypt and these women of power sound interesting; I might just have to pick this up. :)Thanks!
Platform934 rated for Currently reading PC swap #5 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Wow! The Woman who would be King sounds like an interesting book! I might have to look into it :) We passed Cannon Beach this a month ago on our way to Seaside. Regret not stopping! :/ Take care. ~RS
LadyRaven86 rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Raven PC! I love it! I have seen a Raven before, they are beautiful birds. :-)
heatherknits rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #65 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Sounds like a fantastic weekend communing with city nature - the photos are amazing, especially the covert goldfinch. My neighborhood sounds similar, though I have not embarked on gardening. Last summer before I was back at a 40-hour desk job, I did a lot of urban foraging and found a number of public resources that didn't involve maintenance, which was cool!
pineheartbeat rated for Random PC International #6 on Aug 11, 2017
Comment: Beautiful card! I really loved that you took the picture on the card. I think that's the coolest thing! I've always wanted to make postcards of some of my photos. Where do you get them printed?
Response: Thanks for the rating! I print at home using (now defunct) desktop publishing software and a high-end printer.
vlhafer54 rated for Random PC International #6 on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sparrow PC. I love bird song - I go to sleep every night listening to loon calls.
Redhead18 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #61 on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me the thing you did on the weekend ! The picture is beautiful :)
kathiann rated for Photograph ATC SKY on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: I am also really enjoying this swap series. Also, the whole set of thing, the note card and journal cards, are amazing. My first thought when I saw them was "Oh my gosh so pretty!" I am seriously going to have to check out that website because if this cloud paper is any indication then I think I'm going to love it.
Response: So glad you liked it! And thank you for the rating... You have given me my 500th "5" rating! ♥!
laterdayze rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #64 on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: Hello Rift, it was so nice getting a note from you again! I love reading about your community garden and the photo's you send are so beautifu! :)
Kyari rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card and awesome bird facts!
Miamorswife rated for Interest Me No. 48 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: i have a whole bunch of books that i never read growing up that i have been reading.
veronicasvisions rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #63 on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card! The entire decor is beautiful :)
KeriandtheFlock rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #62 on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice notecard letter. I loved the extra notecard! :)
judee0624 rated for ANIMAL PC #2 B is for... on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Great shot, rift. Thanks!
Response: Thanks for accepting, and for the heart... Sending you a little something extra, in appreciation! :)
Wildchild rated for Random PC International #5 on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Lilacs front and centre lovely!
Sabbe77 rated for Random PC International #5 on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing one of your pictures. I absolutely love that photo you took! 😊
cpenpal rated for Random PC International #4 on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Such a lovely cat postcard!!! :D

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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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