Swap-bot Time: July 5, 2022 9:48 pm


Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: July 2, 2022

Country: United States

How Did I Get Here?

RECENT ADDRESS CHANGES!!! I will be moving in mid-May 2022. I am changing my address on swap-bot May 1st, in order to avoid confusion by changing my address mid-month. This also means it might take me a while to rate your card because I won't get it until we actually move. If you want to get your card to me in the mail RIGHT NOW, you can PM me for my address for the first half of the May (but you'd better get right on it, cuz if you use that address after I'm gone, it'll get thrown away - there's no forwarding).

BACK TO OUR USUAL PROGRAMMING There used to be a site specifically for swapping fabric postcards - 25 swappers in each bunch! I made hundreds. When they shut that down, someone referred me to Swap-Bot.

Some stuff that I've made: Etsy Shop Product Examples

Did Something Go Missing?

Please let me know if you were entitled to a swap item from me and didn't receive it. I ALWAYS send. The only way that I know if something has gone missing is if you tell me, so help me help you!

I also try hard to rate everything that I receive, but be warned it might take a while. I will definitely send you a message before rating if something hasn't arrived. If you haven't heard from me, don't waste any energy worrying about the swap.

Stuff I Like To Buy

  • fountain pens and ink
  • paper and notebooks
  • mechanical pencils
  • gel pens
  • stationery supplies (washi, staplers, glue, hole punches, etc)
  • typewriters (do I have too many or just the right number?)

Stuff I Like To Make

  • junk journals
  • Midori Traveler and Faux-Dori notebooks
  • quilts and other sewing projects
  • food - I enjoy cooking

Stuff I Like To Do

  • read (memoirs, magical realism, crime/mysteries, entertaining non-fiction)
  • watch movies & streaming tv
  • play badminton, and I am getting better at pickleball
  • nap - I'm retired and I love that I get to nap whenever I want to


  • Markdown language. I'm a retired programmer and have done a fair bit of web development, but this Swap-Bot markdown language to format profile information drives me nuts. I can never get my profile to look like I want it to.
  • Housework. Why am I so bad at it?
  • Stingy raters. Make the world a better place. Be generous with kind words and gratitude.


venzo2b rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - June 2022 on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you Betty ! Tell your parrot the decoration is ok ! I don't know Brassic but I'm going to watch it soon.
teresats rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Benton's Vanilla 'flavored' wafers. My favorite to use in a banana pudding. Thanks!
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸🌞
MamaCat rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2022 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Betsy! Yes, sugar snap peas! 😁. Didn’t plant any this year and haven’t seen them at the farmers market:
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 📬
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great chunk. I used to eat grape it with way too much sugar! I would think they would be too crunchy in yogurt 😆
ensigncelery rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2022 on May 18, 2022
Comment: I love this chunk you sent! And I would love sending you a letter, as well, if you wouldn't mind waiting on me? I've got a bit of a sinus infection right now and it's really dragging me down. ♥ If you wouldn't mind, I can PM you when I'm feeling better~?
Response: You can either PM me, or just drop a letter into the mail whenever you fee like it. No hurry. Hope you feel better soon!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the chunk. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to rate!! I love the fabric hearts on the front of the cars. Such a nice little touch. I hope you are doing well and having a nice spring!!
Comment: Betsy, thanks for the chunk & note! You have a good plan - get away for the worst weather. I need a cooler place for June-July-August. I just ruled out Denver area for 5he wildfires. Looking at Ann Arbor now. Love your return stamp & how you drew my name in a banner. Keeping for template! Kind regards!
Comment: Thank you for the grits chunk.
camelsamba rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2022 on Apr 16, 2022
Comment: Fun chunk! There are some really nice designs on kleenex boxes these days. And such perfect rounded corners :^)
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2022 on Apr 5, 2022
mspandatrain rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2022 on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: Hello Betsy, thanks for the postcard! Travel home safely! Hugs Luisa
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2022 on Mar 27, 2022
Comment: Hi Betsy! Also lovely to have you as a partner and thank you for the congrats on Baby Jemma! She is such a cutie pie with lots of hair & smiles for all! FV on my profile is Farmville - I pretty much stopped playing once I got involved with SB! Not sure which my hubby would have preferred! LOL! But I always tell him we are supported the USPS and since he is a mailman... LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Your homemade fabric postcards sound so fun and interesting! Maybe I'll be a lucky recipient of one sometime! :)
Comment: I love the yummy baking mix "chunk!" Thank you :)
carrotkate rated for CPG InCoWriMo Notecard Wk 2 - US on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card. I loved hearing about your class! I worked the desk at an RV campground and can imagine the scene in the rec room!
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2022 on Feb 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
Comment: This is a mighty pretty Valentine themed chunk with bonus fabric hearts! THANK YOU. I'm so glad it got here promptly, since it is the International Chunk Swap!
Comment: Thank you for the Honey Nut “chunk” and for hosting this fun swap! xo

Rating Overview

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SunTradeToo on Feb 12, 2021:

Thank you for continuing to host the chunk o cardboard PC swaps!

Fullsteampowell on Aug 30, 2020:

Thank you for sending the replacement Chunk on behalf of Berrylumps. It was a nice surprise. :)

Barbara on Feb 29, 2020:

Congratulations Betsy! Your chunks made it to the top ten.

earthnk on Jan 7, 2019:

Thanks for hosting this fun swap. Just mailed mine off to recipients. So fun handing chunks of cardboard over to postal clerk and seeing them smile when they look them over before adding postage. Yay!

lou on Jun 11, 2018:

Happy 10 year anniversary month with SB!!

MissThundercat on Jun 9, 2016:

Glad to see you hosting again :) hope you got my little surprise package :) xoxo tarah

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2015:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Merry Christmas!

lettergirl on Apr 20, 2015:

Well, but, as long as you HAVE the Vandercook press..well, I mean, would you maybe TRY to make me some sort of trinket..I dunno, like maybe my own personalized...oh...moose head postcard? I especially enjoy ones featuring them enjoying a good Grape Tang, but I'm not picky. Thank you.

Candyn29 on Feb 5, 2015:


squince on Jan 4, 2015:

I have you as a partner for a swap and love how you call out bratty SB users! I also put a disclaimer on my profile due to snotty people I've 'gotten' to encounter on this site. The entitlement of some people is just disgusting!

In saying that, I Hope I find a card that you will like! :D

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