Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2017 1:38 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: September 20, 2017

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 papers

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
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • no food
  • 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


MarieS rated for 5+ Stamps on Envelope 2017 #3 on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks a lot for your envie!
Comment: What a wonderful card. The quote is so true, too. But as you pointed out, be careful what you wish for! I love the glossy finish on the card and the stitching around the edge adds a special touch. This is one of my favorite swaps I have ever received.
Response: Wow...I'm really touched that you are so happy with my art! Thanks so much for the heart too!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You are very much welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Love all the water themed postcards and the extra.
Response: I do tend to get carried away with a theme! LOL! Thanks so much for the heart!
moxiekiefer rated for PH: 2-4-6-8 on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: very cool postcards, thanks so much!!!
Response: I'm glad that you liked them, you're cool too! Thanks for the heart!
Wooper rated for junk journal supplies - Asian on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this amazing swap! So much cool stuff to use and the variety is great! :)
Response: I'm so thrilled that you like everything, I'm really hoping that you do find a use for it...thanks so much for the heart!
mimi1004 rated for City / Town / Village with P R2 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks
Response: You're so very welcome!
Comment: I really like this card, I think little old cabins are so cute. Hope your feeling better!😁
Response: So happy that my little old card landed in the right place! I'm over my cold and very appreciative of the heart, thanks!
WayUpInAlaska rated for P&M small postcard swap 4 on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Just got the cool little card in today's mail :) I too enjoy the small cards :) Thank you for the great beach scene card :)
Response: So happy that my little old postcard got some love!
roosje rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 5 on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for swapping! Love all the extra stamps!
Response: You are so very welcome! I'm happy that you appreciated the stamps and I thank you for the heart!
CindyST rated for PTG: Something Animal with A on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Very clever! Love all the stamps too :D
Response: This was a fun challenge...happy that you liked the stamps too! Thanks for the heart!
jendoggie rated for FREE/AD #36 CLOTHING or FASHION on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for great postcard. I love the paper too. It is really cool
Response: I especially like ad cards that have a bit of oomph to them, thanks for the heart!
HappyMom rated for P&M postcard scavenger hunt 7 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Awesome selection Mar - Thanks for the Coca Cola reproduction too :)
Response: I'm happy that you found them awesome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: lol Mar, I loved the Z is for Zebras card! I sent one too, only in my case, it was a Zebra I had been holding onto for just this swap since sometime before we began this series in March! :-) Other potential Zs could be Zimbabwe, Zanzibar, or any Zoo. ;-) Thank you for sharing! <3
Response: Thanks for understanding and thanks especially for the heart!
Lady rated for TPD: Mystery Supply Swap #10 on Sep 1, 2017
Comment: nice job. lovely quote!
Response: Thanks, I've always liked that one! Thanks also for the heart!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
mimi1004 rated for City / Town / Village with O R2 on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Hi, thanks for card from Oxford. Michaela
Response: You're very welcome!
Comment: Thank you for all the beautiful cards!
Response: I'm happy that you liked the critters I sent, thanks for the heart!
Fieke rated for City / Town / Village with N R2 on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your PC of Northville
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: 5 million Hearts,,, Hugs from OHIO and A Big Thank you for the Magnets and Cape Cod and Mass. Info booklets, Maps etc..
Response: I had so much fun shopping and collecting for this swap, I'm very happy that you enjoyed it!! Especially the cranberry jelly!!! Thanks so very much for the 5 million hearts!!!!

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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 ! !

Margothecat on Jun 26, 2017:

two O/s and an S........... tools? stool?

Margothecat on Jun 21, 2017:

2 O's............ how interesting! Love the owl postcard - it is a new one for my collection!

Margothecat on Jun 16, 2017:

Got the Orca postcard today - no guesses yet lol! Thank you!

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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