Swap-bot Time: August 4, 2020 9:46 pm


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: August 3, 2020
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am an elementary school paraprofessional where I teach 36 children in 1st through 3rd grade.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 12, 14, 16 and 17. Seven years ago we added a Golden Retriever pup to our family and a year later we got a 7 year old Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican which is totally fun and awesome! I 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 know enough to hold my own in a conversation, but not enough to read a whole book in Spanish and understand what I just read in depth.


I love touristy postcards. I am not interested in random postcards of cartoons, animals, plants, and objects. I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico and outside the USA. I am learning to watercolor. It is hard to get the technique down, but the end result usually makes me happy. I love art journaling!!! I love to use paint and old ephemera in my mixed media journals. I love making Zines, but haven't made any in a few years. I miss making them and hope to trade them again and see what others do with this amazing art form. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library.

Favorite Books

Dystopian and Utopian books in the YPL (young people's library) section of the Library. I love to curl up with a REAL book.... no digital books for me. I run a couple book clubs and other types of clubs.

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: Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles... and now K- Dramas.😍😍😍


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

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.



VINTAGE PC'S Old ticket stubs, menus, doilies for art journaling


ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican because I am half 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 as a member I do not drink Tea or Coffee or anything with alcohol. I respect other religions.... As long as what you send me is informational and not meant to try to convert me to your belief I ACCEPT INFO ABOUT Different BeLEIFS.

Private Swaps

I love to do private swaps with well established swappers. I am open to profile surprise related swaps or a specific type of swap. Send me a PM and we can chat!


I always send out my swaps on time. I usually get them out at least a week before the swap closes. There are 3 different days in the month that I go to the post office. So some swaps are ready to be mailed weeks before the swap closes and a few are mailed just a few days before it closes. 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).


MrsAlderman rated for Zines #1 (INT) on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute zines!
Response: I am glad you like them. Thanks.
babyblues65 rated for Vintage Family photos on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Hi Maggie! Thank you for the super cool photos! I just love them! They make the BEST ephemera projects!!! Happy Summer!
Response: I had fun doing this!! They are great to use in projects.
kizzlets rated for My Pandemic Life on an uplifting PC on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your postcard! Yeah, same here, my husband and I had tickets (this month actually) to go to Europe again, but we cancelled due to the whole COVID-19 pandemic..
sfcorrespondence rated for Travel by Postcard Swap #2 on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your lovely vibrant and colorful postcard!! I would love to visit more of Mexico too. :) Have a great day!
Response: You are welcome. Have a wonderful day!
Comment: So much wonderful stuff, thank you thank you
Response: So glad you liked it. I hope you find a way to incorporate it into your journaling!! Thanks!
marles rated for Travel by Postcard Swap #2 on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks !!
Response: Thank you!!!
dustcollector rated for First & Last Lines no. 23 on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Interesting choice. Did you follow her instructions. be well.
Response: I think I did follow them. I enjoyed her book and read it twice. :) Thanks!!
Response: Thanks!
thecolorofinfinity rated for Zines #1 (USA) on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks very much for the zines! These are tough times but I'm glad you're finding some good in it too, and I'm looking forward to having a chance to play MASH for the first time since middle school!
Response: My teenagers love MASH. I loved it when I was in 6th grade! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much Maggie for such a variety of goodies. I will really enjoy playing with them. thank you, darla
Response: We just got home from vacation so I plan to starting my trip junk journal! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you : )
Response: Thanks for joining this swap!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the Mother Goose pages. They are perfect! Thanks too, for the Hwy 66 postcard, and the color prints. Very nice choices for me!
Response: I chose the Mother Goose since you said you like it and the rest was just guesses.... so I am glad you liked them!
lovesmail rated for Zines #1 (USA) on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed your zines; thank you very much! Glad you are well too!
Response: So glad you liked them. I do feel so much better!! Thanks!
JenniferJo rated for Travel by Postcard Swap #2 on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Lots of interesting places!
Response: Travel is one of the best parts of my life. Thanks!
Beaverswap rated for Ugly PC Swap #11 on Jul 10, 2020
Comment: You card is hilarious πŸ˜€ thank you, Yuana
Response: So glad you liked it! Yea... it was funny and ugly!
Comment: Thank you for everything! I love all the floral paper, and the cool photos you included :)
Response: I am glad you like what I picked out for you. Thanks!
Comment: You gave even more than expected!! Thank you! And I love your homemade envelope. So cute :)
Response: Thanks. I was hoping that I picked things that you would like. I am so glad you liked it. I really love making the homemade envelopes. Most standard envelopes just don't hold very wide things. :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, they are lovely! i also really enjoyed reading about your Covid experience in your zine, I also hope people will be kinder, and yes i have learnt to keep good food in the pantry!! We have been reasonably lucky here, and i hope things have gotten better there!
Response: Vegas is still under Phase 2 (groups no larger than 50). It seems like with the way the numbers of positive cases each day that we will continue to be in this phase for awhile. Thanks for this swap!
dorcii rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #105 on Jul 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the swap and the lovely zine you sent to me! :)
Response: You are welcome. Glad you got the swap and my zine. :)
noone7212 rated for Postcard Swap #5 (USA) on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cool card, I think this is the first Kawaii postcard I've received. I have no idea what it says either :-) Hope you're doing well!
Response: Thanks for the swap and hosting!!

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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 β™₯

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!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

emilynhr on Oct 30, 2014:

rngstgstll on Oct 11, 2014:

Thank you for the awesome and wonderful and fabulous mail art created by your super kids. I love the house and the mountains, the fabulous tiger cat, alligator, panda, and owl! You are a talented household, clearly! Thanks also for the tags, we'll put them to good use :)

picupurcross on Aug 30, 2014:


Thanks so much for the zines, Maggie! I really liked getting these three little (completely different) peeks into your life! It's what makes trading zines so awesome! 😊 I especially enjoyed reading about your fairy village. So imaginative! Thanks again for trading with me! Have an awesome holiday weekend! ~ Joy

devilyn on Aug 17, 2014:

hello, i recieved my lovely zines for the tag. i was really pleased and i really enjoyed reading them, thanks for the little extras and i also loved the really cute photo address card that you sent of you and your family.

bluehairedmary on Jun 25, 2014:

Consider joining my quote or stickers swaps in the Mailbox Mania group!

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