Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2018 8:18 pm


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: May 26, 2018

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


Comment: Thank you very much for my lovely happy magpie mail! I love everything and can’t wait to use in my journals!
Meba rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R35 on May 24, 2018
Comment: Got it!
Response: Great, thanks for the heart!
MarHelene rated for FREE/AD pc May YELLOW on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Fun card for sure!
Response: You're welcome!
Lady rated for Fabric Curiosities on May 23, 2018
Comment: Lovely, thank you
Response: You're so welcome, thank you for the heart.
Vickyen rated for P&M Not A Perfect Postcard Swap 2 on May 22, 2018
Comment: Hi Martha! Thanks for the not so perfect pc - enjoyed it anyway! I love pcs no matter how they look! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yes, I love all the postcards too! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love this card, my oldest grandson is into the civil war, so I'm going to frame this for him😁
Response: How special is that? I love the idea! Thanks for the heart!
Fabriqueen rated for Letter Sets + A Surprise on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful stationary and the charms for my quilts. Hugs, Diane
Response: Awww, hugs right back! I'm glad that you liked everything and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Nice variety. Thank you
Response: That's what I was going for, enjoy and thanks for the heart!
choke rated for TPD: Hidden stamped images ATC on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the resend, I enjoyed this one very much!
Response: Sorry about my initial confusion, I'm happy that you liked the one done correctly! LOL
EmilyT rated for FREE/AD pc April FLOWER on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the pretty watercolor flowers!
Response: I'm happy that you liked it, I confess that I had a hard time parting with that one! Thanks for the heart!
AZmom875 rated for Lace and Ribbon Curiosities on May 7, 2018
Comment: It was lovely thank you.
Response: You're welcome! And thanks for the kindness of the heart!
krspellman rated for Letter Sets + A Surprise on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much, the stationery is great and my surprise is adorable!! ❤️
Response: I'm so happy about that! Thanks for the heart!
bombardiette rated for O: Make a Driftwood Wand on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: Wow. This wand is just stunning! Thank you so, so much for such a beautiful swap! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts for this. It is already on my altar. xoxoxo
Response: I'm so happy to know that you enjoy your wand, thanks for your kind words and also for the heart!
HelenG6 rated for PH: Containing the Letters D-E-F on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great cards and stamps. All terrific!
Response: Yippee! Happy that you liked everything! Many thanks for the heart!!!
DRMOM rated for UHM: Profile Based Happy Mail April on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful goodies! Love the stencil! Just in time for a project I will be working on. The mail ephemera is awesome. Thanks again.
Response: You're so welcome! I always hope that my swap partners can use what I send! Thanks so very much for the heart!!
pattiairel rated for TF - From Me to You! on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: I LOVE MY SWAP thanks so very much. Its just perfect!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Response: That's wonderful!!!! I really enjoy reading profiles and trying to send appropriate items. Thanks for the hearts!!!!
karli rated for Vintage Curiosities on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful package! I really love the old box! Karli
Response: You are welcome, I had fun filling it! Thanks to you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much for the delightful package, I loved everything and will use it all. Sorry I didn't rate you sooner but we just returned from wintering in Mexico and your package was in the pile of mail we had received. Hope we'll swap again ... me sending to you!
Response: I'm very happy that you liked the crap I sent! I hope that you had a lovely time in Mexico and thanks for the heart!
Paige1900 rated for My favourite is... #2 on Apr 13, 2018
Comment: Everything was fantastic. Thank you so much!
Response: Fantastic is good! Thanks for that and also for the heart!
polyk rated for Found Art Postcard on Apr 10, 2018
Response: Thanks for the heart, I hope that means that you liked it!

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Angie on Apr 2, 2018:

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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