Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2018 9:02 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: October 16, 2018

Country: United States

Things I love

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

  • POODLES, Collies, Huskies, greyhounds - but I love ALL dogs!

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

  • moose, elk

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses

  • 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 do not like/need scrapbooking supplies, deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, paper scraps, craft supplies (not my thing and won't be used). PLEASE no! 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 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, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover.

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 originally from New Jersey and miss it!

I have 2 white poodles and quite an assortment of reptiles:a tortoise, a turtle, and lizards. Lots of fish too!

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)

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

  • 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, 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!

  • 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 Vintage Trouble, 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.


Comment: Oh Susan, thank you for all the little surprises and the letter inside of your envelope!!! Oh Japan sounds thrilling. I hope to have the chance to escape somewhere in November, too. Well I never plan so much time ahead - as there is always something else happening...or maybe I just don't like to plan my private life as much I have to at work...It is crazy - there we are already in 2020... :) And now simply enjoy the evening and the colorful October!
Comment: Hi Susan, thank you for the weird postcard collection - the pictures really made me laugh. Finally autumn is here - but to be honest it feels rather like summer. We had bright sunshine and 28°C at the weekend...meanwhile I was collecting colorful leaves on my walks with my dog...Crazy!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcard collection! Today I feel a bit like hitting the jackpot - as I found THREE envelopes from you in my letterbox! Lucky me!
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for nice cards and extra!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the zebra postcard. They are pretty cool animals.
Kvwanderlost rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on Oct 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you Susan, the PCs are great! I especially love the "negative" dracula and the hedgehog b'day PCs! :D
Comment: Hi Susan, Thanks for the nice PC. The steam train is fine. I don't dislike them. In fact, one of my dearest childhood memories is of my father taking me, in the middle of the night, the see the last scheduled steam train thunder through town. Best Wishes, Neal
Comment: Thanks, you are correct, I've never heard of Youghiogheny River! Looks like a fun area. October has been pretty cold this week.
Comment: I just loved seeing this postcard land on my mat your cute teddybear stamps made it all the more awsome to receive, thank you very much Susan. Sorry to rate so late after receiving it though.
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #165 on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: All fabulous cards! Yes, I love that Eiffel Tower card with the subtle, layered collage effect! Cool Copenhagen bike, too. You're the best! Have a wonderful time in Japan!
Response: Thanks for the rating! We had to postpone the trip. One of my dogs had to have surgery last week and is very sick. So we are waiting to reschedule. Thank you for joining the swap!
CindyST rated for PTG: Halloween - Don't Scare Me PC on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard with the cool stamps.
Response: Thank you for hosting!! Fun idea! : )
Comment: Thanks for the bluebird, I love it :)
Response: Yay, I’m glad you like it!!! Thanks for the rating! : )
milamilamura rated for FS: Halloween Greetings on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: I love receiving mail from you and how cute all your envelopes look, even the simplest ones, you have a way of making them special, which I love. Thank you for the gorgeous card, I loved the PC and the stickers you included and the tiny card!! (I'll sure be using it in a journal or anything just for myself and not giving away hehe). Have a happy Halloween!!
Response: Very happy you liked the swap! I enjoyed putting it together for you! Hope you have a Happy Halloween!! xoxo
soccer8s rated for Fill My Mailbox - September 2018 on Oct 2, 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating!
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #165 on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: That Alaska from space card is way cool - thanks for all the cards, Susan!
Response: Oh great! I was on the fence about sending that one so it was a good choice!! Thanks Carol!! xx
AlishaK rated for Fill My Mailbox - September 2018 on Oct 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much I love the Star Wars PC.
Response: Yay!!! Thanks so much for the rating - I’m glad you joined!! : )
milamilamura rated for FS: My Favorite Things on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: Hi girl! It's always such a pleasure to receive mail from you, loved your letter and thanks for the goodies you're sending along. Oh, and the envelope is just gorgeous!! You always inspire me to read more books hehe and loved everything you shared about favorites, I too love bagels and every year around Halloween I watch "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" I love it! Hope you have a nice fall even though you're not a fan of it, but I'm sure you'll make the most of it, xoxo.
Response: Awww, so happy you liked it! So far fall has been nice. This week it has been around 26-28C. That’s the kind of fall I like ha ha ha! You know I watch the Peanurs cartoons too! Finished my 53rd book today. Beat my goal, so I’m happy. Love love love your swaps - thanks again for hosting!!!! Appreciate the rating : ) Have a great one! XO
simcoe54 rated for Envelope of Animals on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the awesome package of animal postcards and stamps. I have never been to Windsor, so you're one up on me!!!
Response: Happy you liked them. How far are you from Windsor? I know Ontario is huge. We love going up when we can. Did some good shopping! I got myself the newest Starbucks Canada mug too. Thanks for joining and for the rating! Have a great night! : )
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards :D
Response: You’re welcome!! Thanks for joining the swap!! xxxx
starrycat rated for FS: A Day With Me #2 on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing about your weekend with me, Susan! it sounds like you had fun! I love Hollo's and Sweeties; I try to get out to them when I can. The exhibit at the Art Museum sounds interesting; I may look into going if I can in October if its still there. Have fun in Japan! Its one of my absolute favorite places on earth and I may get to go back my myself in the spring of 2019- if I meet my sales goal for my job, its my reward, ha ha. Thanks for the postcard and the envie from Hollo's!
Response: Thank you for the nice rating! The exhibit closes on 9/30! I think the last tickets went on sale yesterday but check the website! Maybe there are a few time slots left. This is our 4th year in a row going to Japan. My hubby leaves next week. He’s taking a week extra to explore and I’ll join him the week after. I hope you meet your goal and can go back next year!!! Have a great day! : )

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MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for the happy mail! I'm writing back soon💙

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 13, 2018:

I'm sorry to hear your doggie is sick, I hope everything is ok and you get to go on your drive this weekend. The leaves are dropping here by the millions, they didn't even change color because of all the rain I assume. Xo La

sherba31 on Oct 11, 2018:

Ugh, the sizing again...but Have a great day!

sherba31 on Oct 11, 2018:

sherba31 on Oct 11, 2018:

WOW SUSAN! That is some AATW RAK you sent! Thank you so much for all the awesome goodies = stationery, stickers, pens and MORE. I adore the little Japanese mini-pouch. So kawaii. You're such a kind and generous soul. I will definitely be paying this forward in the months to come. Have a terrific day my friend. You're too kind!

MissTullie on Oct 9, 2018:

Susan .. Thank you so much for the wonderful PTG "Two postcards in an Envelope" tag you sent me. The cards are perfect for my collection ... especially love Moomin!

fluffyjunk on Oct 8, 2018:

WHOHOOOO!!! :D Thank you so much for the awesome Halloween Mail, you sent me for my September wish! I adore the greeting cards (never seen some like that before) and all the other fun paper items! You are awesome!!!

anicka22 on Oct 8, 2018:

Thank you very much for the lovely mail for the IFM-WTA. Love it all so much: the cute stickersheet, the pretty notecard and the lovely postcard!

itsnobody on Oct 8, 2018:

Yay I got your postcard tag- Sender's Choice!! The wolf really made me the happiest. Wolfs are my favourite animals after cats. This is my first wolf postcard so I'll cherish it a lot. Fall here is making me crazy, but that's regular in Bulgaria

phillaine on Oct 7, 2018:

Hi Susan. Thanks for thinking of me and sending me treats for my September AATW wishlist. :)
I've been looking for some of those pink roses for a while and was especially excited to see them among the delightful variety of postage stamps. Off to brew a cup of tea. Thanks again! ♥

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