Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2022 3:50 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: December 5, 2022

Country: United States

Things I love

Trying to find WHERE'S THE PAIR postcards! I will trade with you!

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

  • POODLES, Collies, Huskies, greyhounds, Saluki, Borzoi, Shar-pei - but I love ALL dogs!

  • DEER,owls,foxes,turtles,rabbits and all woodland animals

  • moose, elk

  • hummingbirds! and all birds

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, sea dragons, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • My Sweet Piano (Sanrio)

  • Duffy & Friends (Disney)

  • Snoopy/Peanuts, Pink Panther, Sanrio , Moomins, Mutts (comic strip)

  • hearts, pears

  • Japan ,Venice/all of Italy, NYC, European countries, Antarctica, New Jersey

  • art museums

  • books, libraries, reading

  • stationery, greeting cards, note cards, stickers

  • POSTCARDS! I like them blank and unwritten. I do not like ad cards unless they show one of my "likes". If I sign up for a written/stamped postcard swap, please send it that way. I collect blank and written postcards! Thank you!

  • I am a Taurus & love Zodiac-related items. Also Year of the Dog from the Chinese Zodiac.

  • NY Mets.

  • Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. I like tea but simple flavors. Please no Earl Grey, and please nothing apple (allergic) or plain cinnamon! (Chai is ok though!) If you have decaf I'll take it!

Favorite Movies

Wizard of Oz

Favorite Books

I will read fiction & non-fiction, but do not like sci-fi or romance. A romance in literary fiction is fine, I just don't like over the top romance books or chick lit.

If you send me a postcard or swap: Tell me a must-read or your personal favorite(s).


I am not interested in ANYTHING political, religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa, winter scenes...that kind of stuff! : ) I appreciate that!

Please join me in any of my groups: International Fun Mail, Postcard trading group, Make A Wish (intl wishlist), Wonderful Wishes

I do not use : foam stickers , deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, fabric. I DO LOVE rubber stamps. New or used. I am hardly creative with them, make lots of smears, but I still enjoy using them on postcards and letters! ; )

I enjoy postcards sent unwritten in an envelope, but "naked" is fine too - I save all postcards. Whatever's easy - you won't get a complaint from me unless there's a choice on how to send it and I have made a comment. I do not like ad cards unless they somehow relate to any of my "likes".
Typically handmade postcards are not my favorite, but I have a few really cool ones that I've received! I do not really collect vintage postcards unless they are of topics on my likes list.

I am allergic to cigarette smoke and cat hair and apples. The one scent I despise is cinnamon! Please, please, please no cinnamon scented anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and nudes in art.

Please no animal cruelty, rodeos, hunting, dog or horse racing, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. I am not a bug lover however. Spiders are ok, most other bugs I can live without!

About Me

Trying to recycle any envelopes I can so please don't be offended if you get one!

I live with my husband in Columbus, OH. I got married on 2/29/12; Leap Day! Yes, on purpose. I have no children. I am from New Jersey and miss it!

We are down to a standard poodle, a tortoise and some fish. \We added a kitten our family in January 2022! Yes, I am allergic, but this kitty needed a home, lol!! He is a tabby and so cute.

Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love big cities and the ocean/beaches and anything to do with them. I love to travel and try to take one "big" vacation a year. My dream is to make it to Australia and The Maldives. (Of course, not in the same trip)

2022: This year I went to NYC a couple of times, Philadelphia, Florida, New England, and a quick trip to Windsor, Ontario.
October/November 2022: JAPAN, again, finally!!! What a great trip, so happy to have been able to go back!

I enjoy making friends here in the USA and all over the world.

Please read

I want to be sure everyone receives what I sent, so PLEASE let me know if you didn't get a swap from me. I will resend if necessary. I rate daily. If I will be away, I will post it on my profile. Please have the courtesy to rate me. This is part of the agreement in a swap! I want to be sure my partner gets what I've sent. Please let me make it right before rating me poorly. I have all letters and packages weighed at the post office, and will try to use stamps whenever possible. This is for fun; it is not life or death!! I am not here to rate poorly! I just want to get something in line with swap requirements in return for what I send! I will always message partners to be sure they got a swap from me if I haven't been rated. I will also let a partner know if I haven't received a swap in a reasonable amount of time. Please do the same for me! Thanks to everyone.

Looking for...

I am in search of poodle postcards (new or vintage, written on or not) and really all things with poodles on them. If you have anything, maybe we can arrange a private swap. I have lots of different things to swap. Let me know! : )

Anyone have any postcards of:

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • hummingbirds, Shima Enaga/silver-throated dasher, owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks and really all birds, who am I kidding?!

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

  • Space, the Moon, NASA (and similar agencies worldwide), astronauts, etc.

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • horses

  • domestic cats

  • Italy

  • Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, France

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me these postcard wishes!!

I will also do a private swap for new or vintage unwritten post cards in an envelope. Just PM me!


Things I really like!

  • postcards. I especially love my postcards blank! (If I sign up for a written postcard swap, please send it that way though) Animals, cute drawings, Marjolein Bastin,coffee, Touristy (esp. skyscrapers & subways) art, B&W, baseball stadiums, maps, Mayan ruins, maps,Tokyo, NYC, New Jersey, unique non-touristy - try me!! ....!!!!! Any and all! See my "loves" at top too, thank you! You can't go wrong sending me an animal postcard. Anything but bugs, please.

  • envelopes and airmail envelopes

  • stickers

  • note cards

  • stationery

  • anything with poodles

  • anything with Snoopy and Peanuts

  • The Who

  • Beaches!!

  • Alain Grèe

  • Marjolein Bastin

  • New York City - I was born there and raised close by and it is my absolute favorite place on Earth!

Music I Like

The Who!! Also like Talking Heads, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joan Jett, Duran Duran, Joy Division, New Order, Pixies, B-52's, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Smiths, Ramones, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen and 80's "new wave", jazz.
Too many to name! Some day I'll make a big list! Love attending concerts.


coolcamaro rated for PTG: I HATE this Postcard! on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you. You're right, it is kind of creepy.
SatisHuman rated for CPG Festivus 2022 PC - US on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: We have so many of the same grievances! Bad drivers, late people, politics... Good thing Festivus is for the rest of us!
Response: Yes! I am glad we can vent a little! Hope you have an amazing weekend and thanks for the rating! : )
Comment: Thanks for the great envelope - of course I had to look up the flower and it's an orchid. I too like the air mail runway. Thanks for your note. Postcards - I recognized mullen because we had a volunteer in our grass this summer and it was too pretty to pull.
Response: Thanks for joining and for the rating! I am happy you liked what I sent! Enjoy your day! : )
SerenBunny rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #239 on Dec 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for organising the swap, and for being a fantastic swap partner :) I love any kind of postcard, touristy, generic, map, collage etc- these are perfect for my collection. My sister saw the postcards and said "Wow they know you!" for the penguin one lol xx
Response: That was pretty fast! Yay! I am so glad these work and hope they'll be good additions to your collections! Thanks for joining and for the rating! : )
BusyB rated for MAIL ART - Winter on Dec 1, 2022
Comment: Hi Susan! Thank you for the fun envie with all the adorable goodies! I'll be using some this week on my mail. Love The Peanuts and cats of course! Your envie is pretty, but no snow yet! Except in the mountains. Lol Thanks for hosting. ❤️
Response: It is all of 19F as I type this but no snow here either - just a dusting a couple of times. Thanks a lot for joining my swap and for the rating! I am happy you can use what I sent! Take care sweet friend! xoxo
mamajoy rated for SPORTS Postcard on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the vintage ski postcard. No I don't snow ski, but used to snowmobile and I did water ski. But now I'm vintage and don't dare.
Response: Thanks for the rating, Joy! I tried to ski twice and hated it!! LOL! I am vintage too so no way I will ever try again! I did water ski as a kid - what fun once you can actually stand up! : )
Highlander18 rated for Themed Notecard on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for the handsome bear notecard, longer than I wrote for a message I loved reading and the extras. I am puzzled by the flower with the markings to open it or use it somehow. Will ponder. Thank you for hosting.
Response: I love to write, so sometimes I just keep going! : ) Thanks so much for the rating and for joining!! : )
coolcamaro rated for DISNEY PARK Postcard on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! ♥️
Response: Happy you like it! Thank you for the rating and for joining! : )
LadyJo rated for THEMED NOTECARD #2 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecard of Paris and Floral! I like Punch Studio brand, really! Thanks for the extras as well! No trips right now, till next year. Don't know where either. I am cooking and hosting for Thanksgiving! Thats great you have a break1
Response: You’re welcome! Very glad you joined, as always! Enjoy the holiday and thanks for the rating! : )
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of the shell! Nice art work!
Response: I love Georgia O'Keeffe! Glad you joined and thanks for the rating! : )
warheart rated for Handmade Envelopes 11/2022 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Love the designs on those calendar envelopes! Thank you for the labels too!
Response: Thanks a lot for joining my swap and for the rating! Happy you liked them! Have a great Thanksgiving! xoxo
Comment: thanks, I miss Florida
Response: I always go in the summer - I need to change that ha ha!! Thanks for the rating!! : )
Poohtat rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #239 on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: OMG, what a great selection and of postcards! Love the jumping frog and the Moomin! Those PDT labels are so adorable. I look forward to our chats again. Happy swapping
Response: I am really glad you like it all!!! Thanks a lot for joining my swap and for the rating! xoxo I e-mailed you yesterday! : )
Comment: Hi Susan, Thank you so much for your cards, letter, and adorable stickers. Loved your envelope decorated with cute cat stamps! I really enjoyed reading how your cat, Tora, came into your life. That’s cute how your dog followed him around. I had a beagle who loved cats and often snuggled them. They are all such a gift.❤️
Response: You're welcome! Thank you so much for the rating! I hope one day they can cuddle - how cute would that be! Being near each other on the bed is way beyond what we expected so we are happy! I love all animals - they are truly a gift! Hope you have a wonderful day! : )
Ikat78 rated for MAIL ART - FORTUNE COOKIE FORTUNES on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun envelope. I love all the animals you included. Very fun to receive. Thank you for the stickers you included. 🥰
Response: Thank you - I am so happy you joined! Thanks a lot for the rating and I am glad you like the stickers too! xoxo
simcoe54 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #42 on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great package. Always enjoy receiving from you.
Response: That one took a while - I am so glad it found you! Thanks for joining and for the rating! xoxo
glassnowdrop rated for BIRD Postcard on Nov 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the Ohio cardinal card! I bet they stand out in winter! :)
Response: That was so fast!! Yay! Yes, it is so nice seeing them on snowy branches! Thank you for the rating and for joining my swap! xoxo
Comment: Thanks for hosting and for the cute selection of postcards sent.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and for joining! : )
Comment: All WOW cards. Thank you. I'm surprised that they got to me. The envelope was wearing on all outside edges and the bottom was held together by 3 - 1/4 inch pieces. Such a heavy envie too. How can the post office do that in a few miles? But, they didn't cancel the stamps......
Response: Oh no - wow, I am so sorry - I thought that paper was thick and would hold up as an envelope - I am glad it was all in there -- I will not be using that paper for envelopes again. Thank you for letting me know! And happy you liked the cards I sent - thanks for the rating and for joining! xoxo
Lonestarchild rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #43 on Nov 12, 2022
Comment: Great cards -- love the African mommas!
Response: Isn't that a beautiful painting?! Happy you joined and thanks for the rating!! xoxo

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CrystalZ on Dec 4, 2022:

Thank you for all the Christmas goodies you sent for my November Wishlist! Love the adorable gnome please deliver to labels and I will definately be using the envelopes this year. Merry Christmas!

Zefaniya on Dec 2, 2022:

Thank you for the November WW! Love everything you sent!! 🎅🏼🎄

Highlander18 on Dec 2, 2022:

❤️❤️❤️❤️ Thank you very much for WW Nov wishes - love it all - Lantern Press cards, beautiful glitter whale and two more whales and stickers and a pinecone stamp - a Very good Happy Mail day today!!!

Poohtat on Dec 2, 2022:

Thank you for the paper scraps for my Nov WW. This is exactly what I meant. Scraps always come in so handy. Also, Oh my goodnesss what a lovely package of goodies from your trip to Japan! I love it all. The froggy stickers are so cute, the notepad is adorable and washi!! 😊❤️Thank you

MiRdLHWY43 on Dec 2, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome envelope of Halloween and fall stickers! I appreciate all the wonderful treats from you this month and for thinking about me when you went to Japan as well. I hope we can meet again sometime! 💓

lindseyjae on Dec 1, 2022:

Hi Susan!!! Thank you SO much for the amazing package of gifts you sent me from your trip to Japan!!! I absolutely ADORE everything especially all the rabbit postcards and the washi tape!!! You know me so well.

I am grateful to you for thinking of me and being kind enough to send me some of the fun stuff you found on your trip. Also - thanks for the awesome envie full of Christmas-themed stuff you sent for my WW November wishlist!!! I feel so spoiled and this package totally made my day 100% better! Plus I had never thought to reuse amazon bubble envelopes like you did, so I am going to start doing that in the future for sure :-) Thank you again so so much. Hope your December is off to a wonderful start.

p.s. - expect some holiday mail from me soon!

kiddomerriweather on Nov 30, 2022:

Thank you for the holiday stickers (love the mummy especially!) and postcards for WW and of course the awesome package! I'm still smiling! Thanks for bringing some sunshine into my dreary day. You're the best!

LadyJo on Nov 30, 2022:

Thank you for granting me November wishes at WW! I love the two envelopes! It is fun to have a New Year one! Also love the cute stationary! I will be using these real soon!

phillaine on Nov 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for the lovely handmade envelopes and happy mail stickers! Decorating and putting together mail art is one of my favorite and most relaxing zen hobbies, and this is PERFECT timing. ♥ I appreciate you and your kindness, as always. Love, Phillaine

anicka22 on Nov 27, 2022:

Thank you so very much for the awesome stickers!! They are so beautiful. Thank you for sending such a lovely wish.

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