Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 1:12 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: September 28, 2020

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, 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 like/need scrapbooking supplies/raised stickers , 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 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!

I have a white toy poodle and an assortment of reptiles:a tortoise, a turtle, and a lizard Lots of fish too! Said goodbye to my mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19. 😥 9/1: Tomorrow we are getting a standard Poodle!!!! : )

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. (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!

  • 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: Thank you for including labels too! That is always so helpful!
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful He"art" envelope and all the extras! Can't believe how fast this summer has gone! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
MiRdLHWY43 rated for MAIL ART - Sender’s Choice on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Love the bear envelope so much! Thanks for the cool sea life postcards too!
Response: That was so fast, yay!!! Glad you like it and thanks for the rating!!! xoxo
kydestar rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #7V on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Love the postcards & sticker you sent, thank you ever so much!
Response: You’re so welcome!! That got there so fast! Thank you for the rating!
debbiespoms rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #18 on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Hello Susan! Thank you very much for the kitty cat, butterfly, rabbit, book cover, and I'm guessing New York city PC's. The book cover of Robinson Crusoe, I have actually read that book. But yrs. ago & still remember it. I enjoyed it!
Response: Yes, it’s a great book!! Happy you liked the postcards and thanks for the rating!!! : )
simcoe54 rated for Touristy Scavenger Hunt #2 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Again, you have outdid yourself. Thanks for such an amazing bunch of cards & extra stamps!!!
Response: Awww, you’re welcome!!! Always happy sending you you!! Thanks so much.
simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #7U on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Amazing cards. Thanks
Response: You’re welcome - thanks for the rating!!! xoxo
Comment: Thank you so much for this Beautiful mail <3 love everything including the nice note :-)
Response: What a journey!! I’m so happy you got it!! Thanks for the rating and hope you have a lovely fall season! xoxo
Comment: Thank you so much Susan for the wonderful surprises - you know I love snoopy so much (my first love). It made it just fine. thanks so much, darla
Response: Mine too lol!! I’ll never be too old for Snoopy!! Thanks for joining and for the rating!!! xxxxx
Wanda rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #200 on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much, Susan, for the interesting postcards! I love them all. ❤️
Response: Thank you for the rating - happy you liked them! Thank you for joining my swap! : (
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope, stamp collection and pin up cards! Lucky me! By the way I really like the paper with poodle you have written on your message! And now have a wonderful start into the new week.
Response: Thanks for the rating!! Happy this got there quickly! : ) That paper is from Alexa Pulitzer. She has really neat stuff!! Happy Fall and have a great day! : )
JenniferJo rated for Send a lighthouse on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the really pretty light house! Also for the great lighthouse stamp!
Response: You’re welcome!! I was glad I came across that stamp for this swap!! Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely goodies!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for joining and for the rating : )
chandlerguera rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #200 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you - the pinup postcard is lovely!
Response: Happy you like it! Thanks for the rating!
sherylk3 rated for Animal Postcard on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great PC. I have the same problem when writing to my pen pals, brain goes faster than my hand and it gets messy....lol
Response: Thank you for the rating!!! I’m glad I’m not the only one! : ) Thanks for joining the swap!!
vacths95 rated for Three Truths and a Lie #4 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice card! I think the lie is that you have no sisters?
Response: I’m happy you got it! : ) I just have a brother! My lie was that I have never had surgery. (Thankfully it was decades ago!) Thank you up for joining! I’ll have up set up round 4!
BusyB rated for AN: National Dog Day PC (US) on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Yay! I'm so happy this cutie arrived today! Love your poodle rubber stamp image too. Thank you! I hope your dog adventures with a new member turned out well. Lol We don't have a dog now but we use to. We have our one cat. Hubby says no more dogs. Sigh but our cat is happy! haha! 💛
Response: Yay! That one took a while but it seems like even if mail is slow it’s getting there! Yes, the new dog is doing great. He’s been here about 10 days now. He is very good! We didn’t plan for another dog either but we couldn’t say no lol!! Yes I’m sure your cat loves the quiet without a dog, ha ha! Have a great weekend!!! xoxo
debbiespoms rated for AN: National Chicken Month (US) on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Hi there Susan & thank you very much the cute birthday chicken PC. I too love the drawing! Esp. the egg with the party hat, ha! Oh, how well I know chickens are smarter than you think. My parents had a farm. But rid of it after the kid left. 4 kids( me oldest & last to go was my baby sister). But we had chickens, pigs, cows, horses, ponies, & a couple goats. But our chickens would always hide. Esp. with their eggs. They didn't want us to have the eggs, ha!
Response: Oh that’s right! You did tell me you lived on a farm!! Chickens are beautiful animals. I love to see all the varieties at the state fair. Maybe next year!! Thanks for the rating!!! : )
Suzyanner rated for Fill My Mailbox! - August 2020 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: I love the cat card! It's one by that artist I don't have---I feel a collage of postcards coming on! My daughter Janey won't be going to school in person until at least January. We had a choice of in person 2 days a week with severe restrictions, or modified homeschooling. And they are delaying the start of even homeschooling for 2 more weeks!
Response: Yes seems like things are similar all over. Late start here, hybrid or virtual learning. It’ll work out - hang in there!!! Thanks for the rating. Happy it’s a new cat postcard for you!!! Take care! xoxo
Giddyanni rated for Random Envelope 5 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope (with lovely stamps ) full of random happinesses! I can use absolutely everything from the Tim Holtz washi tapes to the envies and the great bookmark, from the die cuts to the embellishments and the lovely snowman stamp. A really great swap :0) :0) :0) Once again, thank you, Susan!
Response: My gosh that was so fast! Wow! Happy you like what I sent! Very happy you joined and appreciate the rating!! xxxx

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grammypammy on Sep 27, 2020:

WW ~ September

Thanks for granting my wish for a birthday card and for the beautiful postcards you included! I appreciate you thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

Soph on Sep 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for the great postcards and airmail stickers you sent me for the PTG - August WTA. I enjoyed reading the fun facts about NYC.

MiRdLHWY43 on Sep 19, 2020:

I changed browsers and can get on here now, yay! Thank you for the cute poodly postcard ww Aug and keep adding pictures of both of the pups. 💜

dobie256 on Sep 18, 2020:

Lions and dragonflies and hedgehogs ... Oh My! Plus a gorgeous Waterhouse bookmark and Celebration postage stamp. You spoil me so. Thanks for a delightful birthday surprise! <3

pkpeace on Sep 16, 2020:

LadyJo on Sep 10, 2020:

Thank you for the wonderful WW for August! I love the bookmark and pc's. Oh the stamps will be very handy! Love the new TY postage stamps! My dental work went well!

manders2280 on Sep 9, 2020:

I added a glue stick to my recent JetPens order because I'm always looking for a better one.

Kokuyo Gloo Glue Stick - Disappearing Blue

The tube is well designed, it goes on smoothly without globs, and it smells wonderful!

djcamp04 on Sep 8, 2020:

What an adorable “Fox card” I received in the mail today❤️Thank you so much. I am feeling better each day. A lot of changes, but all for the better.

anicka22 on Sep 5, 2020:

Thank you for the letter. Reply soon. Hugs.

sherba31 on Sep 4, 2020:

Thanks for the tea you sent me for August WW! I look forward to trying them.

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