Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 2:34 pm


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: August 17, 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


DarkSkullMistress42 rated for P&M Blank letter A swap on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Great cards! Thank you😁
Response: So glad that you liked them, thanks for the heart!
Candace rated for Ad card swap on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Great timing! I just started reading book #9 today of the Sookie Stackhouse series.
Response: I hope that you enjoy it! Thanks for the heart!
Lonestarchild rated for P&M Blank letter A swap on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart!
tam2016 rated for Bits and Pieces Magpie Swap #3 on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Oh thank you so much for the items in this swap. I really loved the Christmas page and thanks a bunches for the extras.
Response: I'm so happy that you liked your page...and the extras! Thanks for the heart!
RiverTopanga rated for P&M Small postcard swap 7 on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: Yay! It arrived :-) I LOVE It. I grew up in Massachusetts, only 5 miles from Concord where the American Revolution was fought. I used to love going over there to the bridge where "The shot heard round the world" was purported to have happened. Lexington was about 12 miles away, where the "Battle on the Green" and the saying "Don't shoot until you see the whites of their eyes." was uttered. :-) THANKS! Happy Sunday ;-0 PS: hope you had a wonderful vacation at the beach!!
Response: Love the serendipity! Thanks for the heart!
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Playing Cards Mega Swap on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Mar - Thanks so much for all of the wonderful cards. I am super excited to add them to my collection. I hope you had fun with the swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I definitely enjoy going through my playing cards for your swaps! I'm happy that you liked what I sent and thanks for the heart!
wittmert rated for FREE/AD pc JULY on Jul 17, 2018
Comment: I bet you'll be excited when your new washer shows up!
Response: Yes, it's coming tomorrow! Thanks! And thanks also for the heart!
tam2016 rated for Bit and Pieces Magpie Swap #2 on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the delicious recipes! I can't wait to try them out.
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for the heart!
isabellasnow rated for MJS: Kitchen Magpies on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: YOWZA!!! You sent me a treasure trove of goodies to work with! I had SO much fun going through everything and making plans for each piece. I can't believe how many different items you came up with. Thank you so much for sending all you did--and for sending such nice things. I can't wait to use those bottle caps--I might flatten them with a hammer (who doesn't love to use a hammer?) I'm so lucky you were my sending partner!
Response: Awwwww...I'm so very happy to have made you happy! Thanks for your kind words and also for the heart!
Comment: I love the cover you did for me!! Thank you so much!!
Response: Whew! Happy and relieved...thanks for the heart!
ahren rated for PH: 1 + 2 + 3 Objects on Jul 2, 2018
Comment: Ingenious! Lovely choice, thank you so much! I wish I could give multiple hearts! A great swap, I wish there were more like this.
Response: Awww...that makes me happy! Thanks so very much for your kind words and of course for the heart too!
Lonestarchild rated for P&M Postcard Scavenger Hunt 14 on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Oh! These are so FAB! Can't pick a fave, but adore the "there must be a pony" one! thanks so much
Response: I love that you loved what I sent! Thanks for the enthusiasm and the heart!
Stargazer008 rated for FREE/AD pc June HOTEL on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the winter greetings. Today I really thought the winter is back, we only had 10°C in the morning. And now have a wonderful weekend.
Response: Weather can be so crazy! Thanks for the heart!
squince rated for P&M Small postcard swap 7 on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Hope you had a fun day with your niece!
Response: Always!
young46356 rated for WIYM: LINEN POSTCARD SWAP on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all three cards. Don't worry we all screw up occasionally.
Response: Thanks for understanding and for the heart!
KarenFife rated for Free Ad Card PC swap #2 on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Beautiful postcard! Would love to tour those gardens. Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome, thanks for the heart!
Comment: Great cards! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked them, thanks for the heart!
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Playing Cards Mega Swap on May 30, 2018
Comment: Hi Mar! Thank you so much for all of the amazing Playing Cards. I love how you have been swapping so much you were able to send 52 different cards! I love all the horse cards and very thankful for so many Vintage cards. Thanks for a very, very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: Your comments make me feel happy, I'm especially glad for you that you like the vintage cards, those are my favorites...thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you very much for my lovely happy magpie mail! I love everything and can’t wait to use in my journals!
Response: Awesome, so happy to hear that...and thanks for the heart!
Meba rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R35 on May 24, 2018
Comment: Got it!
Response: Great, thanks for the heart!

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BusyB on Aug 1, 2018:

Started a new group, my first ever! Hope you will join me..it's called Merry Memorydex and Rolo Swaps USA

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

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

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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