Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2018 11:56 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: November 19, 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


Lonestarchild rated for PH: Spell T-U-R-K-E-Y With Pcs on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: So many great cards -- love all the kid ones. Thanks so much!
dawnakaulen rated for P&M Blank Letter C Postcard Swap on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: All great choices, thank you!
Comment: I got your package today! I'm saving them all up for Christmas. I can't wait to open them! Your wrapping is exquisite! Thank you so much!
Response: I am so happy to hear that! I hope that you get a little extra joy on Christmas when you open them. Thank you for the heart!
Capricorn31 rated for PH: Words With 3 Letters on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you..
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Martha, your swap made my day. What a lovely selection and I so appreciate that you looked at my profile and personalized it. Thank you so much!
Response: And you're response made my day, I'm happy to have sent things that you like...thank you for the heart💟
junemoon rated for Christmas Thrifting on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks, that's a perfect gift. The wrapping and container were perfect too. Havea great Thanksgiving and a really beautiful Christmas.
Response: I'm so happy to hear that! Thanks for the heart and happy holidays to you!
Comment: Love the vintage postcards. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Awesome cards and even awesomer self challenge with all animals! Thank you..
Response: You are so very welcome, thanks for the heart!
Margothecat rated for Margo's Letter Set Swap USA on Nov 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're so welcome, thanks for the heart!
fairyduster53 rated for Bits and Pieces Swap #9 on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Lovely page!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Response: I'm happy that you think so! Thanks for the heart! Happy Thanksgiving and best wishes to you!
Comment: Thank you so much for a fun and fabulous fairy. Sorry i had it marked rated..i just forget to hit save rating when on my phone for some reason.
Response: Oh my goodness, I've definitely done that! LOL Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards and the extra in such a pretty handmade envie.
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
tam2016 rated for Bits and Pieces journal swap #6 on Nov 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the Glamping swap. I really love the "sparkle" of it.
Response: You're very welcome, thanks to you for the heart!
gothbarbie rated for Filled Mini Art Journal on Nov 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for returning the journal to me so I can get it back into the rounds! Also thanks for all the info about your experience with the journal and the swap.
Response: You're welcome...I'm very happy to have worked through that one...thanks for the heart💕
BabyBee78 rated for Haiku & Surprise #4 on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything. Next time please include swap information as well as swap name so you can get rated.
Response: My apologies for the oversight...I do hope that you liked what I sent
DarkSkullMistress42 rated for P&M Blank Letter B Swap on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Love the cards, the cardinal is beautiful!!! Thank you!
Response: Glad to hear it, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love v the details💕
Response: I struggled with this one so I'm very happy to hear it! Thanks for the heart!
dvmac rated for Haiku&Surprise! #3 on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Hi Mar! thank you so very much for the lovely package of goodies. I promise to put them to good use. And the haikus! I will take my time to absorb them, but know that i am enjoying them very much.
Response: I'm so very happy that you like what I sent! Thanks for the heart!
Highlander18 rated for P&M Blank Letter B Swap on Sep 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcards!
Response: You're welcome!
tam2016 rated for Bits and Pieces Magpie Swap #4 on Aug 30, 2018
Comment: I apologize for not rating this earlier... but thank you so much for the lovely button themed magpie page for the book. I also greatly appreciate the extras you sent. Thank you so much for all!! (smiles)
Response: I'm happy that you liked it, thanks for your kind words and the heart!

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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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