Swap-bot Time: July 5, 2022 9:52 pm


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

Country: United States

Things I love

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

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

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

  • hearts, pears

  • European countries,Japan ,Venice, and all of Italy, NYC

  • 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.

  • NJ Devils, 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 or religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa...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 anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and the like - nudes in art welcome too. Please no animal cruelty,rodeos,hunting, dog or horse racing, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. Also no bugs please. : /

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)
This year I went to NYC a couple of times, Philadelphia and quick trip to Windsor, Ontario. Upcoming this year: Florida, New England and hopefully Japan (third time's a charm?!).

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, but 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

  • 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

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

  • the Netherlands

  • all birds, but especially owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks

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.


jeka396 rated for Note on a Postalette 3 on Jul 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute duck themed postalette and nice note! We drove through Windsor on our way to & from the Toronto airport about a month ago :). Growing up in the Detroit suburbs, Windsor is for sure my most visited Canadian city although I don’t remember much!
anicka22 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #39 on Jul 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards! Looking forward to your letter
Bavarija rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9F on Jul 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for cards and extra! have a nice day!
CHOWEFACE rated for PTG: Touristy Postcard on Jul 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you! Happy 4th!
Response: Thank you for the rating! Hope you’ve had a great holiday weekend! : )
Comment: Hi Susan, Thankyou for the awesome mail! Love the starwars PC, the luxurious dog notecard and the grogu stickers!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I am so happy you got it, yay!! Thanks so much for the rating and for joining my swap! xoxo
ashanti2106 rated for IFM: Touristy Postcard on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Love the New York postcard! It's on my bucket list :).
Response: I hope you'll get there! Thanks so much for the rating!!!! xoxo
Comment: Thanks! I love all the postcards you picked out for me, and the notecard.
Response: You are very welcome - thanks a lot for the rating! : )
satinification rated for IFM: Lives in the Water PC on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the manatee postcard! It's summer already, but you've sent it back in the spring. Time flies by really fast ;) I live near the Baltic Sea and love ocean/sea/water animals as well. Never seen a manatee in real life but would love to (one day).
Response: I hope you have a great summer and can enjoy the beach a lot! Thank you for the rating!! xoxo
ashanti2106 rated for MAIL ART - Sender's Choice on Jun 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you Susan for the beautiful envelope, goodies and birthday wishes!
Response: Hope you had a great day! Thanks a lot for the rating! xoxo
Onyx rated for PTG: Bear Postcard on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cool bear card!
Response: You’re welcome - thanks for the rating!! : )
Onyx rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #233 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Love the cards you picked for me! Thank you!
Response: I’m so glad! Thank you for the rating and for joining my swap!! : )
Comment: 2 mail from you is just awesome. Those stickersheets from Violette are sooo lovely.( but also love the cute notecards and postcards). Wish I could give you more hearts
Response: Thank you for joining! Very glad you like what I sent! I just mailed a swap to you a little while ago too!!! XOXO
anicka22 rated for FROG Postcard on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for another lovely mail
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for joining and for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you for the very ugly, unloved, weird pc. I do agree, it's the perfect card for this swap!
Response: I’m glad it hit all three descriptions, ha ha! I have lots more…! Have a great day! : )
Comment: Oh my gosh Susan, Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope and goodies inside. You spoil me!!! Thank you for hosting fun swaps and for being so kind. Thank you, darla
Response: Thank you Darla!!!! So happy you liked it and thanks for the rating!! xoxo
Ikat78 rated for PTG: Pink/Purple PC on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Ha, ha, I love this pc!! I have a blank one so I am so happy to receive a written one. It is really cute. Thank you for joining and for the cute card!
Response: I actually love to get a written one to save too! Thanks for hosting and for the rating! xoxo
Ikat78 rated for ART Postcard on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: I AM SO GLAD YOU WERE MY PARTNER FOR THIS SWAP 🤣🤣🤣🎉 Great pc! I love the humor in it. Thank you for hosting and thanks for making me laugh today.
Response: I love it and I felt like the style would be something you’d like!! Yay!!! : D
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9E on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Love the postcards. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating!!!! Have a great day! : )
Comment: Thank you! Enjoy the Florida sunshine!
Response: Looking forward to it! Thanks for the rating!! : )
Comment: Hi Susan, excellent selection of postcards, thank you!
Response: You’re welcome!!! Thanks a lot for the rating and for joining! : )

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Highlander18 on Jul 5, 2022:

Thank you for the July WW and holographic sticker - must learn how to do that!

Highlander18 on Jul 5, 2022:

Thank you very much for the new favorite pc - Lou paper new to me!!! Sneaky - did not see a sent at the forum. Made for a very happy day in this heat!

phillaine on Jul 3, 2022:

p.s. It says it's too late to plant the bachelor buttons this year, but I love them so much I might try them anyway! :)

phillaine on Jul 3, 2022:

Thank you for all the beautiful Violette stickers and handmade envelopes! ♥ They're perfect for me, and I used one of each immediately after opening your happy mail. It makes me happy to think of you when I do so. Have a delightful holiday weekend!

theshyone on Jul 1, 2022:

Oh my goodness! I got an overfilled envie (IFM: RAK) from you today, filled with so much goodness!!! 💌 I had an absolutely marvelous time going through it all. You were so generous with all the goodies and I am so looking forward to using everything ღღღ Thank you :D

Lonestarchild on Jun 30, 2022:

Wowza! Really wonderful handmade envies for June WW. Will enjoy using these and making someone's mailbox fun! Thank you!

LadyJo on Jun 30, 2022:

Thank you again for this great wish of Handmade envies! I like seeing what others do! My favorite is the Paris one! WW June 2022 wishes! On to the next month, already!

bethe on Jun 25, 2022:

Thanks so much for the additional ounce stamps and cute kitty stickers from WW June! I got your postcard too and will be writing back very soon ☺️ I really appreciate the happy mail!

Ikat78 on Jun 24, 2022:

Thank you for all the awesome stickers-lots of mushrooms and antique looking style that I love with cats!!!!!!! AND the neat rub-ons with butterflies. I haven’t seen those. JUNE WW You find the best stuff.

Mimosagirl on Jun 22, 2022:

Thank you Thank YOU! These Koi cards are beautiful and The postcards :) I don't know if I can part with them...LOL Also, all the cactus things are going to be a cute addition for my project. I buy stamps often and some I save...As it happens I did not have any MS ones. Thanks for spoiling me :) WW June

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