Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2019 1:12 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: April 20, 2019

Country: United States
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About Me

Currently Wed 27 March 2019

It's been 9 weeks since I broke my foot in a car accident, and it's still healing. I am currently trying to transition out of the walking boot, but the going is slow. I hate my limp! But at least it's getting easier to get out of the house!

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

Yay, Mailbox Joy! I love to create and send mail! I enjoy sharing my nature photography as postcards and notecards. 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.

∞ Hosting

All of the swaps I create are International and Newbie Friendly. Both of these things are important to me, and I'm especially passionate about International swaps.


Tara rated for Hand made postcard anything but white on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
astarael rated for INTL PC #9 - Gardens on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card :)
Comment: Thank you for the sweet PC!
iheartushi rated for First & Last Lines No. 10 on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful flower post card. I will take note of the book recommendation and will look for it in the bookstore. 🙂
Comment: I love the hand-drawn postcard, thank you so much !
Nnyla rated for Early Spring: Photo Postcard 2019 on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Beautiful blossoms! Thank you so much! I love the blue sky. I almost sent you a similar photo, but had to go another direction. I explain in my own note. Thanks for joining! Hope to see you in more spring swaps!
Oliviagrace76 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #140 on Apr 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card! Loved it! im happy you had a good weekend and jealous you guys got rain lol I hope your partner gets well soon!
Comment: Love the PC - love birds - I envy you - sadly I'm not a drawer, more a collager. Happy swapping!
Comment: lovely- thank you
SkaGirl rated for INTL PC #8 - Sender's Choice on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful cat postcard! You definitely should read the Warriors series soon but prepare to fall in love! It's such a great series!
Comment: What beautiful Lenten rose you have! Thank you for sharing, especially because I have yet to see a flower in my garden yet this spring.
knittymarie rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #138 on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the pictures of the flowers!! Did you take them on your hike? I was in a boot for 5 months last month. I feel your pain!!
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #139 on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: Wow! was I lucky to have you as a partner. The pictures are wonderful, I enjoyed learning about ducks and of course wonderful to read about your weekend.
Comment: Thank you very much for your thoughtful postcard! Your community of gardeners sounds so much fun! Only if I didn’t live in a flat! Hahah
Comment: Thanks for a very beautiful and interesting card. I appreciate you included your method of creating. I am not sure what papers you used, but it even felt nice. Thanks again for a great card.
Spritsy rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #137 on Apr 2, 2019
Comment: Am I correct in thinking that the card you sent and the photos inside are you own photography? If so, wonderfully done! I love the cute little squirrel <3 Sorry to hear about your foot, and I'm wishing you a very speedy recovery. Thank you so much for the card :)
Comment: Thanks for your fern art. Fellow fern lover here! I love to use them in my projects too. Can't wait till they grow back again here.
brooklynbunch rated for INTL PC #7 - Topic:Pets! on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Love the guinea pigs--I've had several in the past. I volunteer at the local animal shelter and this winter we had guinea pigs that someone had dumped in the park. Who would do that? They were adopted. My fave was a long haired tricolor pig. Also many rabbits and a lizard abandoned. Boo! Thanks for the card. Susan (brooklynbunch)
CRAFTiiChrissy rated for INTL PC #5 - Sender's Choice on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: Thank-you

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AddictWithAPen on Apr 18, 2019:

I just received the postcard for the swap you angeled, Dawn and Piper are way too cute. Thank you very much !

HappyMom on Jan 27, 2019:


I am so sorry to hear about your car accident Rift... Sending love and prayers for a speedy recovery.

HappyMom on Jan 19, 2019:

Hello Rift! Just dropping by to say HI ... Looking forward to TGIF swaps coming back! Hope you had a great holiday and that 2019 is off to a great start!


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!

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