Swap-bot Time: April 6, 2020 8:05 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: April 6, 2020

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!
  • 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 P&M Not A Perfect Postcard 6 on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: I wish I was on Boracay tight now! Pretty PC, thank you.
Response: So happy it finally arrived! Thanks for the heart rating ❣
suepier rated for Seashells Postcard Swap on Apr 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard with the seashells. Always reminds me of the beach.
Response: Glad to hear that! Thanks for the heart rating!
RNRISLOVE rated for Playing Card Swap Series - 2/14 on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Absolutly loved every card. Scooby Doo is my favorite Character. All new for my collection.
Response: So happy to hear that! Thanks for the heart!
Autist rated for Playing Card Swap Series - 3/14 on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cards!! I love the chickadee!
Response: Happy to hear it, thanks for the heart ❣
AZmom875 rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter O on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: O is for Oysters, how fun. I have eaten Oysters, and would eat them again.
Response: I love oysters! Thanks for the heart rating!
Autist rated for Playing Card Swap Series 1/14 on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the resend! They fit beautifully into my decks! Cheers!
Response: I very much appreciate your patience about my mistake! Happy that you liked the resend and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for all the great pc, very thoughtful of you!!🍀🍀
Response: You're welcome! Happy St Patrick's Day and stay healthy! Thanks for the heart!
mamajoy rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter T on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: What a huge tree! I'd love to see it in person. Thanks.
Response: I've only seen it in person once and it was truly impressive! Thanks for the heart!
AZmom875 rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter Q on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: I did expect Q for quilt so I was not disappointed, thanks so much, and thanks for being in the swap.
Response: Believe me I looked for something other than quilt! Thanks for the heart!
AZmom875 rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter R on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: This is a very unique postcard and glad to have it in my collection.
Response: Very happy to hear that! Thanks for the heart rating!
JenZen5 rated for Walk Thru the Alphabet - E on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the things you sent. You did an excellent job with the letter 'E', not the easiest! I appreciate that you checked out my profile and sent items I really love and can use. I'm very happy.
Response: So happy to hear that, I really enjoyed trying to match the items to your profile. Thanks for the heart rating!
debbiespoms rated for P&M Not A Perfect Postcard 6 on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you much for the flower PC. Pretty !
Response: I'm happy that you liked it!
goinjenny rated for PH: 1 + 2 + 3 Objects #2 on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you, esp for the extras
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart rating!
dawnakaulen rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter P on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Love the colors, thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thank you for the heart!
pattiairel rated for WIYM: Send 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1 on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: thank you for a nice swap. ♥♥♥♥
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the hearts!
mamajoy rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter N on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Clever card. Love the "naked" reference. Thanks!
Response: Whew, I was a bit worried about it being inappropriate! Thanks for the heart rating!
ginny19590 rated for Ephemera swap! USA ONLY!!! on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Hi Mar thank you for the pretty starfish in North Carolina PC. I love the sea shell postage stamps and the lovely vintage postage stamps you used. Really lovely. Happy swapping peace love light
Response: Thanks for the lovely comments and also for the heart!
mamajoy rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter M on Feb 26, 2020
Comment: Yum! Maple syrup. We are known for our maple trees in northeastern Ohio. They have a sugar festival every year during spring thaw. I've been there once and it's fun. Would love to see the NE maple harvest. Maybe some day......
Response: Oh yes...sugar snow! Thanks for the heart!
Autist rated for Walk Thru the Alphabet - D on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: What fun stuff!! Thank you for all D items!! And the extras made me squee!! Cheers!
Response: Happy to have made you squee! LOL Thanks very much 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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