Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 2:01 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: September 19, 2021

Country: United States

Things I love

As of September 15, everything I have received has been rated/acknowledged. I will not have access to my mail until September 21, but please contact me with any questions or concerns! Thank 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

  • 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, 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

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

I love the ocean and 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’ll be going to Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague.(that was fantastic!) Italy and Switzerland (postponed!), and Japan (most likely postponed!). (Three separate trips)

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

  • 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!! I LOVE 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 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.


Vickyen rated for PTG: Vintage PC with a Quote on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan! Love having you as a partner! Your vintage pc is so me and I love the Pooh quote! Hope all is well your way! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
bringitb rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8P on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards, and bonus Halloween stickers!! Made my day—thank you! =)
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of postcards.Hawaii looks like paradise for sure! Love the rubber stamp on the envelope! Very cool. Thanks for a great swap!
ashanti2106 rated for MAIL ART - Pick A Theme on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: I love the mail art!! Thank you so much for the extras, I love the cards and the stickers are so pretty!
LadyJo rated for Mini Scavenger Hunt 9/2021 on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Love the postcards you sent to me! I also really liked the notecard you included as well. You find the neatest things! Very Paris looking! Thanks so much!
Lonestarchild rated for Handmade Envelopes 9/2021 on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: oohhhh these are fun! Thank you!
Comment: Sorry for my horrible mail system. Thank you for sending. I love the Dory movie
Response: Not your fault!! We are all suffering I think! Thanks so much for the rating and for joining my swap! : )
Comment: So so lovely to read a note from you!!! Thank you so much for the fabulous stationery, the cards are fantastic!!! The seal will live on my moodboard now 🙃 And I will never be able to part with those hedgehog stickers, as I love them already :) Thank you Susan ✨❤️
Response: Oh yay!!! So happy it reached you and you enjoyed it! : ) Always a pleasure sending to you. Thanks so much for the rating! xoxo
dawnakaulen rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #30 on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Nice variety, thank you!
Response: You’re welcome!! Thank you for the rating! : )
marclively rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #219 on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: great cards!
Response: Happy you liked them!!! Thank you fir the rating!!! : )
Highlander18 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #220 on Sep 6, 2021
Comment: Great cards, thank you very much, like the happy mail stickers, too.
Response: Yay!! Thank you so much for joining and for the rating!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great cards! I LOVE the bed one, mosquito and Utah!!! I cracked up on all 3 thank you! Have a great weekend!
Response: I was hoping you’d like those!!!! Ha ha!! Thanks so much for joining the swap and for the always fast rating!! xx
Comment: Thank you for the PC tour. Those locations would make a fun road trip! And thank you for the nbc sticker sheet. Almost Halloween time!
Response: That would be a good road trip!! : ) Thank you for the rating and happy you liked my swap!! Have a great day!
Comment: Love the view on the PC, and would enjoy visiting that beach.
Response: I would too!!! I haven’t been to a beach in way too long! Thanks for the rating!!! : )
Karen07 rated for FISH Postcard on Sep 3, 2021
Comment: Fun fish card! Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the rating!! Have a good day!
Comment: Thank you so much. Love the envie and the pretty cards. You are awesome!
Response: Awwww I’m glad you like it!! Thank you for joining my swap and for the rating! XOXO
Comment: Hello! Thanks for the awesome cards!!! I hope you have a great Labor Day weekend also!
Response: Thank you - it was good!!! Thanks for joining and for the the rating! : D
LadyJo rated for Flat Envie of Fun 33 on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: What a fun swap! Loved what you sent to me! The New York Starbucks card is awesome! It feels like I actually traveled somewhere! I can't wait till you host this again! Thanks again for a fun travel swap!
Response: Thank you so much Jo!! I had fun putting it together. I will host another swap like it again for sure. : )
Ymbryne rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8N on Aug 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful cards :)
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for joining and for the rating. Have a good week!!!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful PCs (especially Emily and the underwater illustrated ones!) And note! I'd be curious to know more about the type of surgery you had, if you're interested in sharing it with me in a private message context. I've yet to encounter a single person who's had good results from spinal surgery!
Response: Thanks for the rating!! I was happy I had the Emily one for you!! I’ll message you now! : )

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Poohtat on Sep 18, 2021:

Thank you for my WW Sept. Love the frogs and turtle stickers. The dragonfly notecard is great too. Happy Fall!

ChrisAnne on Sep 17, 2021:

Thank you for the Wonderful Wish of please deliver to labels. I love them!

lindseyjae on Sep 17, 2021:

Thanks so much for the September WW envie! I love everything! Thanks for the kind note too, so happy when I get mail from you!

Drachenfrau on Sep 17, 2021:

Thank you bunches for the great RAK, hun!!! ❤️

spotteddogs on Sep 16, 2021:

How thoughtful of you to send me all those postage stamps! They will certainly come in handy this fall when I have to send all our ‘We Have Moved’ cards! Busy packing and amazed at how much stuff I have … argh!

LadyJo on Sep 15, 2021:

Thank you for the PTG September 2021 RAK of postcards! Fun ones!

grammypammy on Sep 12, 2021:

WW ~ September Wishes

Thank you for the pretty birthday card and the stickers! Love them! Thanks for thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

kiddomerriweather on Sep 11, 2021:

Thank you for the September WW! I love all the Sanrio and banana stickers. You spoil me!

tcornell on Sep 10, 2021:

Susan, I LOVE the stickers that you sent (you really spoiled me...Pug extravaganza!), and the labels will come in handy for sure, thank you so much for thinking of me ♥♥♥

dobie256 on Sep 5, 2021:

Thank you for the gorgeous dragonfly card. So pretty! Finally inside for a couple of days. The garden harvest has been keeping me extremely busy. Hope you have a fun holiday weekend planned! xoxo

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