Swap-bot Time: May 11, 2021 11:08 pm


Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: May 5, 2021

Country: United States

How Did I Get Here?

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.


fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2021 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard!!
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2021 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the bear chunk! I apologize for not rating sooner. I’m not sure how that got past me.
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you β™₯β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.¸¸🌞
TrevorGoesB00 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Hey Betsy! Thanks for the cool chunk! I'm a big fan of Nat Geos too. I hope you're enjoying your book!
howdyholly rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2021 on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: I love the froggie stamps! The closest PO doesn't have them, but I usually drive 20 miles to the 'big' PO and I have gotten them there. And, yes, it is Box 6. With only 100 people the box numbers are small. Living in the country has lots of benefits.
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2021 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely 'chunk' and your note. I am feeling much better, though I still have a cough from the lung damage of the pneumonia and my legs are very weak. I have officially been categorized as a 'Long-hauler'.
Comment: Thank you. I like those birds too.
blubutterfly rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Hi Betsy! This chunk must have taken the scenic route lol, just arrived today! Always nice to see a note from you:) And yes, Prince Harry appears to be living his best life, he and the Duchess are expecting their second child and they were just interviewed by Oprah. Life in the public eye must be so draining. I’m happy to live in relative obscurity lol! Hope all is well with you:)
Response: Oh my! That is a LONG time in transit. Thanks for your patience!
Wingy rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2021 on Feb 20, 2021
Comment: Love the pelicans ;) thank you
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2021 on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this chunk! I enjoyed the pelicans!
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2021 on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2021 on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Betsy! I have a kindle but really like real books or books on tape better. I can still order from the library, just cannot do more than curbside at this time - I sure miss being able to just go in and browse, but in time hopefully things will get back to "normal"! Love your chunk - what is it off of? Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: The bird picture is from National Geographic. I got a 2-year subscription pretty cheap, but never read it so now I'm trying to declutter by cutting them up for postcards. I LOVE my Kindle Paperwhite cuz 1) it is LED side-lit so I can read in bed without a lamp on to keep my husband awake. I can highlight amusing phrases and mistakes and my notes, and export them to a PDF later to save in my book log. And there is on onboard dictionary to look up words. Oh, and I can check out and download book in about a minute without a trip to the library. I keep a book "wish list" so I cherry pick titles from there with great success over randomly stumbling across things at the library. I thought I'd never switch from paper books, but now I think I may never switch back!
Comment: Hi Betsy! Happy New Year!! Thanks for the interesting chunk:) Hope things are off to a good start so far!
Comment: Love the Card! Did you emboss the gold bird on the back? So cool! Yes! I'd love to do a letter swap!
Response: Yes - powder and heat embossing gun for tbe bird. Stuff left over from when I used to make cards. I've always liked the 3D texture of embossing. It's fun to get out the old stuff every once in a while! Sorry about the delayed response. I'll get back to you about a letter.
atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2020 on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: So glad to receive from you again. Hope you are doing well.
Ukucaitie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2020 on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card, these are one of my favorite swaps. I love the image you used from the magazine. Happy New Year!
fortannam rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! Happy quilting!
Lilyhax rated for Chunk O Cardboard - December 2020 on Dec 24, 2020
Comment: Merry Christmas. I loved the card.
carol rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2020 on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Hi Neighbor! I'm always excited to find another swapper in the Valley of the Sun! I keep hoping maybe we can have a big get-together someday and swap live! Wouldn't that be fun?
Comment: Thank you for the card with the birds. And for telling me about your birds. We had a parakeet when I was growing up. It was blue and we thought a male until she tried to lay an egg and something went wrong.

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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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