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Last Online: May 22, 2018
Birthday: August 6
Country: United States
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I work very late and very long hours. I most frequently use my Firm's mailroom to send out mail as I don't have many opportunities to make it to the post office during business hours. What this means is that sometimes, depending on how busy the mailroom is, items I send out are not processed until the next day and the postmark will be a day late. This is also true if I make it to the post office closest to me that is open late because even though the post office is open until 10pm, all mail received after 5pm is postmarked with the next day's date. ALL MAIL I SEND OUT ON SATURDAYS WILL HAVE MONDAY'S POSTMARK (this sometimes happens with mail I send out on Fridays, too, if it isn't processed early enough by the mail room).

If this is a problem for you and you are going to rate me down because of the one date difference in postmarking, please let me know so I can make sure this doesn't happen with your happy mail. Thanks!

About Me

My name is Ellie, I'm 42 years old and I live in Staten Island, NY with my 25 year old son and my two fur babies (two year old kitties named Princess Fancy Catalina and Captain Schmancy McFluffyPants). I love to read, write, experiment with new art techniques, and learn all that I can from others. I love spending time with family and friends. I have a passion for traveling and love to take pictures (although I am far from being professional). My dream trip is to safari in Africa. I have a small obsession with food and enjoy trying new flavors as often as possible. My favorite restaurant is in Copenhagen and I would eat there every day if I could. I went sky diving for my 30th birthday and would love to do it again - I think. I love a challenge and anything that makes me rethink what I thought I already knew.

Favorite Music

I love music and have an extremely wide range of interests. I enjoy everything from classical and opera to hard rock, pop, 80s hair band, freestyle, Broadway show tunes, jazz, rag, Christmas music, polkas and pretty much anything that doesn't include screaming death metal or hardcore rap.

You can find Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Katie Perry, Madonna, The Who, Rush, Mozart, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Ozzy, GaGa, Bo Jovi, Billy Joel, Bing Crosby, Green Day, Sublime and so many others playing on my Pandora because why limit yourself and when my mood determines my music and my music determines my mood, I like endless possibilities!

Favorite Movies

The older the better. Love Betty Davis, Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietricht, Sofia Lauren - all of them!

80s movies (The Breakfast Club, Stand By Me, Mannequin, Can't Buy Me Love)

Star Wars (Episodes IV, V, VI)

A Clockwork Orange

Musicals ( The Sound of Music, Grease, Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Annie, Rocky Horror Picture Show)

The Godfather

Sophie's Choice

Young Frankenstein

History of the World

The Wizard of Oz

Gone with the Wind

Taxi Driver


I usually prefer dramas and absolutely hate blood & gore horror films and the kinds of comedies that Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, etc. star in.

Favorite Television

I don't have regular television/cable, so everything I watch has to be on Netflix or Hulu.



This is Us

The Golden Girls

Orange is the New Black

The Ranch

Sons of Anarchy


Doctor Who


Chef's Table

The Mind of a Chef

Favorite Crafts

art journals

mixed media paintings

gelli printing

card making



art dolls

any type of paper crafting

a few things that are not paper related.

Things I Love

Other things I love include:




anything kawaii

stationary, letter sets, memo pads


sticker flakes

Toki Doki/Hello Kitty/My Melody/Little Twin Star

Strawberry Shortcake/Rainbow Bright/Smurfs/Care Bears/anything similar from the 80s

the colors pink, turquoise and silver

anything glittery

black & white photography

washi tape

vintage ephemera

street art (love Banksy!)

exchanging letters/pen pals


patterned and/or textured paper

Alice in Wonderland

Audrey Hepburn


reading, writing


cooking/food/cookbooks/traveling for food

learning something new

things that are quirky

Postcard Preferences

I am happy with both enveloped and naked postcards.

I prefer not to have a postcard with multi-views or a picture of some touristy place with the name of it written all over it.

I do like postcards with any of the things I mentioned above (unicorns, fairies, mermaids, Hello Kitty, street art, etc.), but I also like:


abandoned buildings/objects



If you don't have anything in your stash that fits my preferences, send what you have - I am not easily offended by things, so send what interests you so I can learn something about you.

Things I Don't Like


candy with nuts in it

very dark chocolate

cinnamon, mint and coconut (eeewwwwwww - yuck! - blech!)

touristy postcards

fabric (I can't sew to save my life - not even a button, so it would just be wasted on me)

ric rac

magnets/key chains

the colors orange, yellow and green

shabby chic/country style


Comment: I agree, the painting is a bit odd. Maybe No.2 meant two shells. A bit of sand would have helped! Love these swaps to unload the weird ones. Thank you, Ellie!
naturenerd3 rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #18 - US Only on May 15, 2018
Comment: Cute. I'd love to go to a kitty birthday party! Thanks for the card
goinjenny rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #18 - US Only on May 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Kathy821 rated for Quick Turnaround "Unwanted" PC #9 on May 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much!
aspens rated for Quick Turnaround "Unwanted" PC #9 on May 2, 2018
Comment: Such a random postcard! I hope your crafting weekend was nice, and hopefully all the pets got along!
armadillogal rated for Scattergories PC Series - O on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun card!
Comment: You're right that the card needs time. A heart for your humor - made me laugh! Thank you.
Iheartny rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #22 on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the fantastic Niagra Falls postcard!! That’s somewhere that is definitely on my bucket list!! And I loved the quote 😀
GoCindy rated for Scattergories PC Series - N on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card!
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #9 on Apr 19, 2018
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap on Apr 19, 2018
matt319 rated for Postcard craze senders choice #1 on Apr 19, 2018
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #21 on Apr 19, 2018
matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #22 on Apr 19, 2018
Comment: The postcard you sent was very beautiful! Thank you!
Comment: Great Niagra Falls postcard! I've never been but that postcard sure made me want to see it in person. Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard and for joining. I love the beach and could spend hours gazing out to sea. I'm about 6 hours away so that's probably why lol.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard; I too love lavender and the way it smells! Have a great day!

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ContraryHousewife on Mar 20, 2018:

Lonestarchild on Jul 29, 2017:

OVER THE TOP! I received yet ANOTHER package from you to day for the Big One Swap. Really -- no words. This is the most generous and thoughtful swap I have ever received. You sent me an envie full of fun stuff, 2 Huge (not dollar store!) crossword puzzle books, handmade socks from Etsy and today a STUNNING handmade leather journal arrived. (love it so much, have ordered something from their website!) Speechless. Not enough thank-yous for all this!!!!

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