Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2018 10:57 pm


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: February 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


junemoon rated for TF: Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the package of surprises -- all lovely, and for your nice note, I enjoyed reading it.
Response: Happy to hear that, thanks for the heart!
DorothyH rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Wow, great job of looking at my list 🙂 Lots of ewes and ahhs and I was going through the goodies. Thanks again
Response: Wonderful! So happy that I made you ewe! LOL Thanks for the heart!
Trader1244 rated for Give me an "A" on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Great batch of postcards. Sorry it took me so long to recognise
Response: Thanks for rating, I'm hoping that this means you are feeling better! I'm glad that you liked my selections. And thanks for the heart!
Artstamper rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R33 on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Love the fish!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the email...I've just responded Thanks so much for everything...and also for the heart!
Comment: Oh no fun snowblowing for 2 hours...That must of been quite the snowstorm! Ours mostly accumulates through the year mostly. Doesn't start melting until about April. Thank you for the great postcard! :)
Response: Tomorrow it will be in the 50's and it will rain all day, if it were cold enough to snow it would be 12"+! I'm happy to be getting the rain and happy that you enjoyed the postcard! Thanks for the heart!
Larina rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 9 on Jan 1, 2018
Comment: I love the stamps you sent and the extra postcard! Thanks so much!
Response: I'm very happy to hear that! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: I can't wait to open your package! I'm so excited! I'll be back after Christmas to let you know what I think of everything!
Response: I truly hope that you are still excited after you open it up! Merry Christmas and thanks for the heart!
RyeRye rated for IS: Driftwood Wand - USA on Dec 6, 2017
Comment: Fabulous wand for magical spells! LOVE the bits and baubles too! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so very happy that you like your wand, I hope that you do good magic with it! Thanks for the heart!
bstrong rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 8 on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Received the postcard today and all the wonderful stamps on the outside. Thank you very much for the extras I love the clocks and a postcard is nice as well. I had a good chuckle about the word ‘obsessive’, I hear the word OCD a lot, no I’m not I just like things to be in order LOL. Have a great day
Response: I'm not OCD...I'm CDO...you know, with the letters in order? The way they should be!!! LOL Seriously, I'm not either, I just prefer things a certain way in my own home. I'm happy that you liked your goodies and thanks very much for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for such a great package! All great choices and thanks for the bonus :)
Response: I'm happy that you liked my choices, I do try for a variety. Thanks for the heart!
btbeth rated for OSS: Profile Based 1 Stamp Swap on Nov 25, 2017
Comment: What a fun collection of goodies! Thank you so much.🐼 Love the bobunny stickers!
Response: Very happy that you are having fun with everything! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow, thats all I can say! The magpie journal was crammed with the most interesting things and I love it! The photo negatives are especially cool! Thank you so much I love it!
Response: I'm very happy that you enjoyed it!I just went through my little bins of odds and ends and went to town! Thanks so much for the heart!!!
Comment: My goodness! You sent so much! I've had a great time squeezing and poking each little giftie, but am resisting the urge to open them, lol. Thanks for giving me so much to look forward to!
Response: Such willpower! I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to wait! I hope that the reality lives up to the anticipation! Thanks for the heart!
southerndevil rated for Send 10 Things Swap #5 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package! The Moda fabrics made my day!!
Response: Awwwww, very happy to have made someone's day! Thanks for the heart!
Sangria rated for Send 10 Things Swap #5 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you! The bauble is perfect for my glass work. I'll find something special to put it in. I love the postcards and the stationary. And the washi! Everything is pretty cool. Thank you!
Response: Very happy that you like everything, especially the bauble! Thanks for the heart!
jezb750 rated for City / Town / Village with T R2 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Hi Mar! Thank you for the nice card, I heard a lot about Topeka from a cousin, they're based in Kansas too. Best regards!
Response: I've never been to Kansas, you probably know more about it than I do! Thanks for the heart!
Mamamoose rated for FREE/AD #45 RELIGIOUS on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Love the postcard you sent! Thank you! Happy Easter! LOL
Response: Glad that you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for Just Randomness on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! Of course the fabric squares are my favorite, but I'll have a use for everything you sent😊
Response: You're welcome, I'm happy that you're happy! Thanks for the heart!
PeliKat rated for Writers Scavenger Hunt on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Mar, I was so overwhelmed when I opened the chunky packet that was in my mailbox!I love the items you picked to send, from the yellow ribbon to the bookmarks, to the notecards and postcards, and the little silver notebook, and especially the adhesive ribbon! I didn't even know they made such a thing! What really touched me, though, was the profile based item: the Pug and Pomeranian coasters! How wonderful to receive such a well-thought-out package! I can't thank you enough! I would rate you at a 10 if I could!!!
Response: I really enjoy putting together swaps like this and always hope for exactly this type of reaction! I'm so happy to have made you happy! Thanks for the heart!
Tinker60 rated for P&M postcards scavenger hunt 9 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Mar ~ What a wonderful selection of PCs you chose for this swap. I'm a big fan of prairie dogs so loved that PC but the one that really interested me is the chandelier. I would love to see that in person as it must be spectacular. Thanks again for such wonderful PCs and hope to see you again in future swaps. A special thanks for the Peter Pan ad card - it will go right into my collection. I saw Sandy Duncan in a stage performance of Peter Pan in San Francisco 30 years ago and it was fabulous and I know I would love this show as well - thanks for sending it along.
Response: Awwwww...I'm touched by your kind words...glad I could make you happy with this swap! I love Dale Chihuly's work...there is currently an exhibition in NYC but I'm thinking that I won't be able to get the time even though I'm only 2 1/2 hours away. Thanks for the heart!

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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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