Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 3:37 am


Date Joined: November 18, 2015
Last Online: July 25, 2018
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

Please note...

Update 1/8/2018

After a year away from Swapbot, I am back. My life has finally calmed down some, I'm ready to come back, and I've really missed being here! Thanks for bearing with me!

Update 2/21/2017

I have been dealing with some personal and family issues lately. I will be taking a break from swapping until things calm down with my life. I will still be logging on from time to time to check messages so please feel free to get in touch if needed. I look forward to coming back (hopefully) soon!

About my swaps...

I do not flake and have no intention of starting. If I sign up for a swap, I will follow through. I take all swaps that I am sending out directly to the post office rather than dropping them in the closest blue box. I do this to try and minimize the possibility of lost mail. However, I know that accidents still can and do happen. If there is ever a problem with anything I have sent, or if something fails to show up, please contact me before rating poorly! I WILL DO WHATEVER NECESSARY TO RECTIFY ANY PROBLEMS. I do click send once a swap has been placed in the post office drop box. Please note that depending on when I show up at the post office, the date shown on the envelope may not necessarily reflect the sent date.

I recently had a swap that showed up to my partner postage due (which I felt horrible about). To make matters worse, it was something that I had taken to the post office to have weighed and sent off so it shouldn't have happened. That being said, I'd like to let everyone know that if there is ever a problem with anything you have received from me, or if you fail to receive something, please please contact me. I WILL DO WHAT I NEED TO IN ORDER TO MAKE IT RIGHT! Thank you :-)

About Me

I live in the beautiful state of Colorado, USA. I was born overseas and moved to the states at 6 months of age. I was raised in Colorado and love it. In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors. I'm an avid hiker in the summer and skier in the winter. I am currently working on my scuba diving certification. I also love to swim, travel, read, spend time online and enjoy doing crafts. I don't have any children, but I do have three big dogs that I love like children!

Being an avid hiker, I am absolutely in love with America's National Parks. My husband and I were married in Rocky Mountain National Park in May of 2016, and followed up our festivities by visiting Capitol Reef National Park for our honeymoon. The outdoors play a big part in my life.

If you are partnered with me in a PC swap and are unsure what to write about, consider telling me about any recent traveling you have done! I love to travel and I'm always looking for new ideas of places to visit! If there are any national parks, national monuments, landmarks, etc in your area, I would love to hear about them!

My Bucket List

**climb all the highest peaks in Colorado

**swim with sharks (I've only ever seen sharks on TV or in an aquarium. Would love to meet one up close and personal!)

**skydive (went indoor skydiving and loved it. Ready to try the real thing now!)

**ride in a hot air balloon

**visit Egypt (fascinated with the pyramids!)

**visit every national park in the U.S.

**visit New Zealand

**take a tour of Europe

**go whale watching

Random facts about me...

1) I still listen to boy bands from the 90's. It's hard to hate Mondays when you're jamming out N*Sync all the way to work!

2) I love the smell and feel of laundry fresh out of the dryer.

3) I hate my birthday. I always wished for a summer birthday.

4) I refuse to eat cereal with milk. I'll eat dry cereal and drink milk but I don't like the two together.

5) I'm absolutely terrified of snakes. I don't care how harmless they are. They scare me!


I'm pretty open to receiving almost anything. I'm not picky. I love crafting, scrapbooking, animals and anything related to the outdoors. Here are some particulars that come to mind: (In no particular order)

1) postcards from anywhere (especially those from National Parks or cards featuring animals. Touristy or non touristy-both are great! I always prefer my postcards unwritten in an envie, but if the swap calls for stamped and naked, that's fine!)

2) tea (not picky. I love red, black, white, green, fruity, though I have recently discovered that I am especially fond of fruity!)

3) stationery

4) pens, sharpies (any colors)

5) patterned origami paper

6) washi tape

7) scrapbooking supplies

8) cardstock

9) patterned paper (no scraps please!)

10) anything handmade (love to see others' creativity)

11) envelopes (I especially love handmade envelopes; the size doesn't matter as long as it's suitable for mailing. I once received a lovely origami envelope no bigger than a business card. It was beautiful, but hardly practical for mailing LOL!)

12) stickers (most kinds--please refrain from sending me any teacher/reward stickers)

13) I love glitter provided it is tightly adhered. Please do not send me any loose glitter.

14) candy (major sweet tooth! Especially love dark chocolate, marshmallows, or peppermint!)

15) crafting supplies

16) anything related to dogs or horses

17) I love meaningful quotes! I collect quotable magnets and anything related to quotable magnets.

18) I love bumper stickers (especially those from ski resorts!) I use them to decorate my microwave, my cooler, even my dogs' food container!

19) socks! I love crazy colorful socks!

20) Disney stuff (particularly the Disney princesses, Belle is my favorite!)

21) Anything related to Sanrio (Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars are favorites!) or Lisa Frank. I love “cutesy” things!

22) bookmarks (especially crazy, colorful or cute ones!)

23) I love stars! (NOT Hollywood stars but the twinkling ones you see in the sky!)

24) I love your typical "souvenir" type items such as magnets, keychains, notepads, t-shirts, etc.

My favorite color is pink. I'm very fond of pink things, but definitely not a color snob. I pretty much love all pastel or bright colors! My favorite seasons are Spring and Winter.

Please do not send...

All in all I'm open to receiving just about anything. However please do not send the following

1) food containing nuts (I'm not allergic, just never particularly cared for them)

2) spicy foods

3) postcards or cards with snakes. Eek!

4) Anything with a religious motif. I consider myself to be more spiritual than religious.

5) Please do not send me ephemera (such as receipts, newspaper pages, phonebook pages, etc) I just don't use it very often and already have entirely too much of it!

6) I don't make ATCs. I won't be upset if I receive blank ATC cards, just know that it will most likely be passed on to another swapper better able to use them.

7) I do have a nickel allergy. On top of that, I rarely ever wear jewelry. Please avoid sending jewelry of any kind.

8) No milk chocolate please! I can't stand the stuff. I love dark and white chocolate though!


I've recently gotten pretty into postcard swaps, so I figured I should add a more detailed section here about postcards. As mentioned above, I'm not picky about postcards. I love pretty much any kind, touristy or non-touristy, multi-view, panoramic. I'm especially fond of postcards featuring animals (except snakes) or those from zoos or national parks.

The only postcards I'm not particularly fond of are coloring postcards. The adult coloring thing never really caught on for me. Feel free to send me a postcard that you have colored in. I love to see the creativity of others. But un-colored postcards sent naked and stamped usually end up in my recycling bin. If coloring postcards are the only ones you have available, I would really appreciate them being sent blank in an envie so that I can pass them on to others. Thank you!


Comment: WOWZER- You are so generous to have included so many loose leaf samples of different teas. I already plan to try a different one every day for a week and start over. I could smell the Ginger Peach when I opened the swap envie. I love ginger anythings. Pretty stationery and a lovely letter. Now I'll be sending a pen pal reply. What a wonderful private swap. Thank you so much, Mary
Comment: Thank you for the mug!! I posted it last week? I guess it didn't save? Thank you again! Love the goodies as well :)
Comment: Swapping with you is so cool!
Comment: YEAH >>> I got a very awesome swap!
Comment: Thank you for the raccoon and bear, your PC will be going out tomorrow. Edit! ARE YOU KIDDING? Apology not necessary at all but totally accepted! So sweet, kind, generous, and amazing of you! I love, love, LOVE everything!!! Oh, and thanks for sending my National Park PC back lol.
Comment: Oh Lillian, I LOVE the envelope, stickers, vintage postage stamps. postcards and lovely note from you. I want to re-learn French as my best friend is dating a French man and I told her if she gets married, I'm going! :) I hope you have a beautiful day - thank you for making me smile today! Take care!
AliCrafter rated for MAE: Envelope Surprises on Apr 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun envelopes and the goodies! It was a fun surprise in my mailbox.
m3i5 rated for EH~in YOUR favorite color ENVIE on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Hi Lilian, Thank you very much for the beautiful pink envelopes and the extra pretty butterfly stickers :D I love the patterns on the outside and on the inside! Special thanks for the awesome Eclipse stamps, I found out that the moon will show when you warm up the stamp! :D
HannahsMommy07 rated for 3rd - 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Apr 24, 2018
HannahsMommy07 rated for Butterflies Theme Swap on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great large and sturdy envies and extras!
Comment: Thanks so much for this incredibly generous swap! I love the HMPC, the botanical stickers, the bookmark, with the tree of life, the beautiful inner envelopes, the stamps, the amazon card and the best part, the note! This swap deserves 5 stars! Thanks again! I will be looking out for the original swap to show. If it does, I will PM you! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart! I’m glad you enjoyed everything, and also to know that you finally received your swap. I truly appreciate your patience and understanding during this whole missing swap fiasco. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. If the original swap ever does show up, just keep it. It was intended for you in the first place!
RetroChik rated for 5th - 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Apr 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun handmade envies!
Comment: Happy pen pal finding! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the card with amazing wild cats ;)
Comment: Dear Kindred Spirit, I am so happy to meet you on swap-bot. Beautiful two sided paper on the homemade envie. Wonderful letter & great swap-card. Thanks for the multiple Earl Grey tea brand samples. I would like to try the loose leaf. The notecards are all new images to me. I will be researching the British card company on the floral card. I am visiting a friend for her B-Day soon. She has rescue ducks & this card will be the gift tag on her present. Thanks so much for everything!
Jenicat rated for 5th - 4 Handmade Envies - USA on Apr 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envies and vintage postage 💜
Comment: Thank you so much for all the cards and all the extra. Love the postage stamps and I will definitely try the teas. 😄
ladydy5 rated for MAE - Handmade Flower Envies on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Many hearts. What did you use for the textured smaller envelopes? I also adore getting those stamps. You are so sweet. 💐❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
lomogirl rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! March. on Apr 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the fun stuff!! I LOVE the stamps.

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lostinavalon on Mar 12, 2018:

Thanks for sending back my postcard for the Keep 1, Send 1 Back swap! I've gone through your town several times on my way to visit family in Oregon! Blessings!

mgallardo68 on Mar 9, 2018:

Dear @skier11 I received my scratch cards for the Random Acts of Kindness > LUNAR NEW YEAR RAK. I love them and are so GREAT!!! But I do not want to scratch them, I am afraid of what they are going to tell me, lol!!! Thank you so much for a great token!!

RooBaRoo on Feb 16, 2018:

RAK year of the dog scratch cards arrived. Thanks so much! I'll give them to my daughter & nephew to scratch when they are back from school today :) The notecard & the Postcard are so nice too! Thanks again! Wishing ayou a year of happiness & achievement!

Mye on Feb 13, 2018:

I received the Lunar New Year RAK from you today. Thank you very much for the postcard and the scratch cards! Wishing you a prosperous year of Dog 😊

simcoe54 on Feb 6, 2018:

Lunar New Tear RAK - Thanks for the scratch fortune cards and dog postcard. I plan on sharing the scratch card with my daughter. Should be fun! Happy Year of the Dog to you!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 2, 2018:

So sorry I gave you a tracking number for the wrong wap lol Here is yours

9500 1103 3372 8033 0001 30

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 2, 2018:

Hello, I mailed this swap to you today Private swap 10 tea bags. We were right this is a type 3 swap, shipping was 3.50 first class your tracking # is 9500 1103 3372 8033 0001 47 you should receive on Monday

user6937 on Jan 31, 2018:

I have the Lunar card, pc and scratch cards! Mine says "Happy News will soon come". That will be nice :)

supersquirrel on Jan 27, 2018:

Your Lunar New Year RAK cards arrived today. I can't wait to scratch! Thank you so much for this fun RAK.

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 26, 2018:

Message me if you would like to do a private 10 bag tea swap i will make it type 3 swap its only fair

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