Swap-bot Time: September 27, 2023 9:07 pm


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: September 27, 2023
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
My Etsy Faves

About Me

I currently work 4 days a week as a substitute teacher in the public high schools.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 15, 17, 18 and 20. And a Golden Retriever and an Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican and love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish.


I love touristy postcards and vintage pre 1990's postcards. I am NOT interested in random postcards of quotes or animals.... unless the swap calls for it.

I collect Calico Critters especially the furniture and the adult characters. I am making a little outdoor looking village that will be displayed in my art room and I need more characters and furniture.

I collect miniatures to put in my modern dollhouses. I collect Barbie size all the way down to 1/12, 1/16 and 1/24 sizes.

I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, art and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Schitts Creek, K Dramas, Modern Family. Sister Wives. Black Mirror. Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I love to read Thrillers, self help and autobiographies and short stories. I receive a book each month from Book of the Month club and have read so many wonderful ones that I never would have picked up.

I discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with a 6 wing.

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages



ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican. The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Coffee. (I do t drink tea BUT I use them to age paper for junk journaling AND to use in pocket letters so I would enjoy getting those.

I don't need any more bits of colored cardstock or patterned paper. I find that this doesn't get used.

Loose tiny stickers that are not on a sheet. I will loose them immediately and that is sad.


If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).

The ABC's of ME

A- Alpacas, Address Labels, Airmail theme

B- Beatles (as in the Fab Four)

C- Calico Critters, old Currency

D- dollhouse miniatures, Denmark, Dia de los Muertos

E- England, Europe, Ephemera, Eighties toys

F- Frida Kahlo, fairy house/garden supplies Fountain pens, Flow magazine

G- Gnomes, Enchiladas

H- Holly Hobbie, Harry Potter, Hufflepuff



K- K-Pop and K-dramas

L- Lace

M- Mexico, Miniatures, Mini-Brands



P- Pocket Letters. Penpals, Postcards, Pipsticks, Pom Poms


R- Road Trips


T- TPC's, Traveler's Notebook, Tea in different colored pkgs. for my junk journal pocketd

U- Used Postage stamps

V- Villages (miniatures ones and IRL), vintage postage stamps

W- Washi


Y-Yellow is my favorite color

Z- Zines (mini magazines)


2Hearts rated for PL - HELLO FALL! on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: Really nice job! Thank you!
Response: Yay so glad you got them. Thanks!
2Hearts rated for PL: Pocket Letter: BLOOM (USA) on Sep 27, 2023
Comment: So nice! Thank you!
rkassman rated for October Ephemera Sheet swap on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Love the vintage flair! I think my fave bits are the "scary millinary" and the number/pumpkin boy tag.
Response: Thank you. I had fun (as always) putting this together.Thanks for the heart and I hope you continue to join us.
Comment: Thanks
Response: You are welcome. Enjoy
Nurse101 rated for October Ephemera Sheet swap on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Love The goodies! Thanks!
Response: Thanks. I love making these collections.
Nurse101 rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 7 on Sep 25, 2023
Comment: Fantastic layout! Thanks!
Response: Thanks it was one of my easier layouts to create. Sometimes they take forever but this one came together fast!
sleepykitty rated for Once Upon a Postcard #5 on Sep 24, 2023
Comment: What a great short story! Thanks for the creative postcard. :D
Response: You are welcome. Thanks so much for the heart!
MamaKek rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 7 on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: I love how all of my partners took the same prompts and created something so different from one another. Great page!
Response: I know! It is so fun to see each item on the list and how each person's was unique and many very different from the others. I hope you join us in future rounds. Thanks!!!
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: Thanks so much. Have a blessed day!
Luvchickadees rated for Short Crazy Story #2 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: You get a star for being able to fit all that on my card - love it! Card is cute too.
Response: WOW. I haven't gotten a star in a long time! Thanks so much! :) I did have a hard time squeezing the sentences all on there. But good challenge none the less. Thanks for joining the swap.
Nicole72898 rated for Junk Journal Round 36 on Sep 14, 2023
Comment: Hi Maggie! Thanks so much for sharing this! I love how you included pictures of your son and you etc! Also love how you included the words savor across!
Response: Thanks so much. I try and make these journals as personal as possible because I want them to be saved by family when I am one day gone and my thinking is that they will value them more if there are photos and personal stories. Thanks so much!!!
octobereve930 rated for Breakfast PC Swap on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: I am not a brekkie person at all..I usually just grab a few graham crackers of a small dish of dry cereal.. with my morning coffee of course. thank you for the Lego eggs and bacon card. 9/13
Response: Thanks! The postcard that I sent you ended up being the same postcard that my partner sent me! I was so happy since I liked the Lego one and wanted my own copy. :) Thanks for the rating and ...... graham crackers are a great breakfast!
rkassman rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 6 on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Very fun page - especially love the top third placement, with it growing up out of the catalog page!
Response: Ahhh thanks. It was a lot of fun to make and I love it when things are sticking off pages. I tend to like when my closed albums are fluffy on the edges.
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of postcards. Have a lovely day. Happy swapping.
Response: Ah thanks so much. I love these swaps so much.
GramMonster rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round 6 on Sep 11, 2023
Comment: I love the Chesterfield coupon in the for ground!
Response: Thanks so much! I added that coupon at the last minute since I felt the page just needed something extra! Thanks for joining these swaps.
lynnscrggns rated for Ephemera Sheet September on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this swap. You were so much fun to work with. Loved the extra sheet. That was a great idea!!
Response: Ahh thanks. My kids are all teens and young adults so when I am not working my mind tends to come up with all sorts of ideas and I want to make things. Of course, I have to share them because I just find it is so much more fun to share than just keeping it to yourself. I hope you continue to join the swaps!
Nurse101 rated for Ephemera Sheet September on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: I love the variety! thanks!
Response: You are welcome. I am glad you joined us this round. I look forward to seeing what you come up with as well! Thanks so much!!!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your journal! It looks awesome and I especially love the mustache man in the sales ad 😆 Thank you for hosting!
Response: Thanks so much. I have had that ad for awhile and hated to ever use it. So I only taped down one side so that I could flip it up to read and ooh and ahhh over the prices of the clothes. Thanks for joining the swaps!
kpcreations rated for Ephemera Sheet September on Sep 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the September ephemera sheet! The mix of vintage and newer pieces was so charming and fit the theme perfectly
Response: Ahh thanks. I had so so much fun creating this for you guys. I have lots of ideas for October and it will be quite different.
rkassman rated for Ephemera Sheet September on Sep 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for putting together such a fun assortment! I love the plaid under-theme going through it <3 Looking forward to future swaps like this one!
Response: Thanks so much. I had so much fun going through my ephemera drawers and picking out a collection of vintage school bits and fall stuff. That red plaid was a swatch of fabric that I had and just laid on the bottom since I wanted to fill that space. I hope we can get more to join future rounds. It will be fun to continue to see what ladies come up with since each of us have our own style and method.

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simcoe54 on Jan 17, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2022:

Leave A Christmas Comment

From: ScrapHappyGabi

May you be blessed with a beautiful Christmas and a New Year filled with Love, Laughter, Happiness and Good Health! x

Nicole72898 on Mar 18, 2022:

Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I am so excited because my book is filling up too and is nice and chunky ! I love having the prompt, and yours are awesome! This is definitely my favorite swap series, and I’m so happy I’ve joined in every round! I always love seeing your spread too, and they are full of inspiration ♥️♥️Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ttys😀


DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 just wanna say thank you for hosting junk journaling swap! I hope you can continue the project as right now my country still suspending international mailing 😢 Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again 🙏🏽

MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


tcornell on Jun 12, 2020:

Wow- I love the quarantine postcards! So, thank you so very much for angeling the $7 Etsy Postcard Surprise swap for me, it is so very appreciated ♥

banjobraids on May 2, 2020:

!frida kahlo studio Very cool miniature creation by Elsa Mora! https://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2007/10/frida-kahlos-st.html

jenmcjen on Aug 27, 2018:

Whoa! The zines! First, this envelope - beautiful! I love every one of these zines. I like the ideas, especially the one of "people get to fill in." I'm going to def make one of those. The sewing one is so pretty! Having Milan Pasta next weekend! Juicy secrets are always fun to read!

So you didn't want anything in return, but since zines are a make and copy thing, any that I make, I will send you a copy. Oh, I'm making a "kinky" one for a swap - let me know if you DON'T want a copy of that. Meantime, for the rest of your life (or mine...depending) you will randomly get a zine from me in the mail on occasion. I'm starting to see how useful they can be, and also how they can be put together in different ways to make different sizes. Thank you so much!

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