Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2019 10:34 pm


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: October 16, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • I'm a tea drinker but I don't like flavored teas.
  • My favorite meal is cheese and crackers! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!!


VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap


I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few!

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!


I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's


I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Paper dolls
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • office supplies-tags
  • shaped paper clips
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like


THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • nothing scented except luxurious bars of soap...I don't use scented lotions and I don't burn candles
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.


Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks


dawnakaulen rated for PH: Letter Q (Blank or Naked) on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Great quote, thank you! Sounds like you had a nice cozy craft day- lucky you :)
Response: Thank you for the heart❣
couchart rated for PH: Choose 5 Letter Animal Words on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Mar, thanks so much for the cool postcards plus the extras! I love the little green lizard. All the best, Cynthia
Response: You're very welcome, thank you for the heart!
young46356 rated for PH: Letter M (Blank or Naked) on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the resend. Always nice to get large letter postcards. Rich
Response: I'm always happy to do a resend, glad that you liked the postcard...thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Mar thank you for the lovely PC of the Old North Church and the wonderful assortment of postage stamps. Please accept my apologies for such a late rationg. I had mistakenly thought I'd rated for this swap. peace love light
Response: I'm happy to hear it arrived safely, thanks for the heart!
BLUR rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! Love the handwriting on the old Canadian postcard ♡ Looks like my grandma's a bit :)
Response: Sweet! Thanks for the heart❣
Comment: Love your postcard choices for the Wacky Holidays and I really appreciate all the extras. Thanks
Response: You're welcome, I have fun with this type of swap...thanks so much for the heart❣
Marykstaveness rated for Vintage PC Swap #9 - Disney on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Disney postcard. I remember seeing that same act when I was little! I'm glad you're enjoying this swap series!
Response: You're very welcome and thank you for the heart❣
pbcquiltlover rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the stuffed envie! Love the goodies - sorry for the late rating.
Response: I love to stuff envelopes! Thanks for the heart❣
kittyfun rated for PH: Letter O (Blank or Naked) on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the NOLA postcard. I love it there...so much to see and do!
Response: Yes, I'll return one day hopefully!
goinjenny rated for PH: Choose 4 Letter Animal Words on Sep 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're very welcome, thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great card.
Response: You're welcome ❣Thanks for the heart ❣
simcoe54 rated for PH: Choose 3 Letter Animal Words on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Great animal choices and thanks for all the extras, too.
Response: Thanks and you're welcome! Also thanks for the heart!
justmesks rated for PH: Letter N (Blank or Naked) on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the "N" card. Glad you had a good time in Japan.
Response: Thanks so much and also thanks for the heart!
wokeupmissing rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you participating in my swap and for all the fun bits you sent...most went straight into a journal page.
Response: So glad to hear that you could use most of what I sent! Thanks for the heart!
msashtree rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: What a quirky and beautiful collection of items you gave me! Thank you! <3
Response: Quirky is a wonderful compliment! Thank you for the heart also!
CarlyJo rated for Beach washi newbie friendly on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: This was a fast! Not only do I like all the samples you sent but I didn't have any already in my sample book! I like your custom tag, but not near as much as the washi wth the whales! Thank you
Response: You're very welcome, glad I happened to send all new stuff! Thanks for the heart!
marija rated for Doubles postcard swap on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: So many cards! Thank you.
Response: You're doubly welcome 😁Thanks for the heart ❣
Mon1496 rated for 24-Hour Single Stamp Trash on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: loved the items know i can use some of it
Response: So glad to hear that❣Thank you for the heart❣
Comment: I LOVE the stencils and the pressed penny too. Thank You!
Response: You are so very welcome❣ Thank you for the heart❣

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MSturgill87 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing British package for my S&W March wish! My husband was as into getting this as I was, as we're both Anglophiles. LOL He even stole the recipe booklet!!

jukejan on Sep 24, 2018:

That PC from Japan was beautiful, when you are planning a trip up I would love to hear your stories!

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

Really enjoyed our meet-up in Barnstable Village. I hope we can do it again!

Angie on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK! And the fun mystery of solving who it is from. Tee hee!

BlueberryLady on Aug 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Jar of Cranberry Jam along with all the Cape Cod/Mass info- maps, magnets booklets etc.. I love Cranberry in any thing.. Hugs from OHIO.. You were very Generous ! !

Lady on Jun 12, 2017:

You are so right "white chocolate" is not chocolate!

Margothecat on Sep 16, 2016:

Wow - thank you so much for all the goodies! Love the alphabet stickers and such nice postcards! Thanks again - and thanks for joining the alphabet swaps!

Artstamper on Nov 23, 2015:

Hi Mar, Thanks for the great Christmas PC.It's beautiful and I love that it is a non traditional color.

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