Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 9:56 am


Date Joined: November 26, 2012
Last Online: November 6, 2013
Birthday: July 23
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 10 OCTOBER 2013 I am still looking for work. I should be getting unemployment payments in the next couple of weeks. Things are looking better in that department. I am still swapping a few items because it helps keep me from going crazy!!! I am very thankful for my church family who have helped me so very much through this hard time!! Thank you to those here who have been very kind and supportive--you know who you are!!! But, things are looking a little better!!!

UPDATE 3 SEPTEMBER 2013 I am currently unemployed and without home phone or internet. I do have internet on my phone, but it is VERY limited at this time. I will try to get on here as I can. I am hoping to have my internet restored very soon. If you need to get in touch with me, you can message me through here or send something straight to my email. My email is [email protected]

I apologize for any problems this may cause and sincerely want everyone to know that I am OK and that I WILL get through this. My swaps should all be sent out except for two. I will have to take a little bit of a break for now, but will not disappear completely. I have made some good friends here and met some really great people. If you are the praying type, please say a prayer for me and my family. If you are not the praying type, please send some positive thoughts my way. My family and I can use them right now.

Married, mother of three who loves sending and receiving mail from anywhere in the world. I have twins and a teenager. Sometimes I feel like my husband is a big kid himself!!!

Favorite Music

I like a lot of different types of music. What I currently listen to mostly is country, Christian, blues, 80's, 90's, no rap!!! I grew up in the 80's and early 90's and seem to be stuck there--especially with some of the "hair bands"!,

Some of my work

an ATC I made for a swap

Inappropriate ATC swap

postcard for handmade postcard swap

a picture that I captioned for a postcard


I love stupid comedy movies!! Police Academy, Adam Sandler, Mel Brooks, etc. I also like some of the lighthearted romance comedy movies. I am also a sucker for Pixar-type animated movies. Not crazy about horror or action, shoot-em-up type movies. I also like anything history related.

Although I do like a lot of reality TV, I do not like things such as Big Brother, Survivor, Toddlers and Tiaras, etc.

I do, however, like:

Duck Dynasty

Pawn Stars

American Pickers

The first 48

Travel Channel


History Channel

National Geographic channel.

I love a good documentary about a person's life. I do not watch very many of the shows on network TV. I have satellite and I love it!


Since I am doing a lot of postcard and stamp swaps, I thought I would add some things that I like here.


I like almost every kind of postcard you want to send me. I am really not very picky. If you really want to make me smile, I love beaches, sunsets, oceans, flamingos, flowers, views of where you live, funny or inappropriately funny (I have a crazy sense of humor), art, mountains, animals, frogs, dogs, and abstract art to name just a few.

I do not care much for anime, pagan/wiccan, too cutesy, kawaii, space, sci-fi, or mythological type cards.


I like a lot of different stamps. Flowers, animals, architecture, China, Japan, Israel, Mongolia, very colorful, Christmas, special issues, butterflies, birds, fish, Asian countries, some of the more colorful stamps from the European countries

I don't really care for space or sci-fi related themed stamps. I have way too many of those little queen head stamps from many different countries, basic stamps, and a few others

Favorite Crafts

I love almost everything crafty! Here is a list of what I have done, like, or dabbled in from time to time:

Scrap booking/paper crafts

Art journaling

Beaded jewelry making


Drawing-although I am not very good at it!


Candle making/soap making

Flower arranging

A little extra about me

Other things I love:




Tea-but not much coffee

Active in my church

Love animals



Searching cemeteries for old family members

Theme parks

Beaches and palm trees

Summer and warm weather

Anything medical-i am a respiratory therapist

Flea market shopping

Antique market shopping

Working in my yard

Likes and Dislikes

Seeing all the other profiles, I am adding things I absolutely would love to get in swaps and things I would rather not:


vintage paper items

paper with an old or vintage feel to it

rubber stamps

old book pages

old music pages

fruity scented candles or soaps

chocolate with nuts (but not fruits or coconut)


palm trees



acrylic paints

colored pencils

glue dots

stamp pads

journals both plain and lined

religious items

flavored things (cherry, lemon, orange, lime, grape, cranberry)

plain tea (black or white tea)

plain or vanilla flavored coffee

pens wit removable caps-no click pens

chap stick/lip balm

lip gloss in reds/corals/bronzes

ponytail holders without the metal pieces

body sprays in light scents

simple necklaces-I do not wear bracelets and can't wear earrings

mod podge-can never have enough





sugar cookies

oatmeal cookies

scented oils for oil burners


postage stamps



That is about all I can think of right now. I am sure there are others and i will add them as I think of them.


These are things that I dislike:

Coconut, rap music, candles and scented oils in scents other than fruity or cinnamon or mint, dark chocolate, flavored things (strawberry, berry, melons, blue raspberry, kiwi), items that aren't Christian religions (I will respect your right to practice whatever beliefs that you have and will not send you the "you are going to hell" stuff!), green peas (makes me want to gag--especially the smell of them), meatloaf (not even my mother's), broccoli, cleaning, laundry, green tea, some flavored teas (flavors are listed above), iPhones (love my Samsung, thank you), cold weather, snow, cloudy days, rain, mean people, Taylor Swift, Justin Beiber, Beyoncé, celebrity gossip, nudity that is not done in an artful form, and others that I can't think of right now. I will add as I think of them.


abbyaguas rated for Simple Postcard Swap on May 10, 2014
Comment: Hello Ms Melanie, I hope that you're still doing well. I am very much willing to change this rating when I receive a postcard from you :3 God bless!
TessyT rated for Check Stand Cookbook, Please! on Jan 9, 2014
Comment: Very disappointing, if you send or contact me I will change my rating, there were only 2 in swap and you seemed to want this swap, I would like to know if you received what I sent.
Elliepatterson rated for Send Me a Fall Card, Please! on Dec 13, 2013
Comment: Will rerate if I ever receive this swap. Sorry.
fun4susan rated for Send Me a Fall Card, Please! on Dec 4, 2013
Comment: Melanie, I am sorry to have to rate you such but I was also sorry not to have received a fall card :-( It seems as if your life has been spinning out of control and I am glad that swapbot has caused you to to refocus.. perhaps. I hope the card I sent you was received and uplifting, best wishes to you...
woopsydaisy rated for Simple ATC swap on Nov 26, 2013
Comment: I'm sorry to do this, and I will gladly rerate if you are able to send. I hope everything is ok. :(
Lila84 rated for WIYM: Check Stand Cookbooks, Please on Nov 20, 2013
Comment: Sad that the host flaked. I'll re-rate when/if you send this out.
RadicalRecrafter rated for WIYM: Sock Monkey on Nov 16, 2013
Comment: I feel awful having to rate you so poorly and will happily rerate you should I ever receive anything, but as of now I have neither received my sock monkey nor heard anything from you. :(
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the envelope and the pictures! I love that there's history to go with them. Thanks!!
Comment: Thanks so much Melanie. I cant believe it has taken so long to arrive here in Australia!
TexyDeb rated for MBF Postcard Swap #1 on Oct 13, 2013
Comment: Thank you, I like the postcard and the verse. God Bless You
Comment: liked how you got your envie so black and the man in black Johnny Cash priceless Thanks
kimikat rated for Mega Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 11, 2013
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap; it was a lot of fun.
nolagirl rated for Mega Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 11, 2013
Comment: Love the quote on the card! Thank you for the ATC and thanks for hosting!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelope :) I love the stamps that you enclosed. Thanks so much for sharing.
smadronia rated for Mega Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 10, 2013
Comment: I love this ATC, thank you. I have a stamp very much like the Arsenic portion of your ATC
Response: Thank you and I am glad that you liked it!!!
sammie91 rated for Sender's Choice Mega ATC Swap on Oct 10, 2013
Comment: Thank you for such a pretty hand-drawn atc and extras!!!.........so sorry for such a late rate, but cleaned off my table and found it.
Response: That's OK. I am glad that you liked everything!
kittyscool rated for Halloween ATC swap on Oct 8, 2013
Comment: Thanks for swapping! Great ATC's.
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for being a part of the swap!
Happycrazylion rated for Mega Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 7, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC!! Love your swap! Thanks!!
Response: Thank you!! I am glad that you were a part of it!
Created46 rated for Mega Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 5, 2013
Comment: love the poem on it
Response: Thank you!! Glad you were a part of the swap!
cmdunderground rated for Mega Halloween ATC Swap on Oct 5, 2013
Comment: Absolutely love the ATC! Thank you! And thank you for hosting.
Response: Thank you! I am glad you were a part of the swap!

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smadronia on Feb 14, 2014:

I miss you. Please come back :(

Aumonae on Jan 1, 2014:

Sorry, meant to say:

Aumonae on Dec 31, 2013:


anrtist on Dec 30, 2013:

Blessings, cc

bluehairedmary on Dec 10, 2013:

Hope all is well. Hope you get back on the 'bot and can try to fix things. :)

smadronia on Nov 24, 2013:

Is everything ok? It's not like you to totally disappear like this

cmdunderground on Oct 29, 2013:

I'd love to see you make a MEGA christmas ATC swap :)

abbyaguas on Sep 26, 2013:

Thank you so much for hosting a postcard swap in the group :) I appreciate it.

ladyphlogiston on Sep 10, 2013:

Thank you so much for the postcard! I really love flower fairies, though I treat them as something of a guilty pleasure sometimes :) I'm sorry this is so late - my sister had surgery and life fell apart for a while. I'm hoping to get something out to you today though!

bythelakemom on Sep 3, 2013:

Thank you for the second card. So sorry about the confusion.

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