Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:48 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2020
Last Online: February 22, 2024
Birthday: November 24
Country: United States

About Me


2/14/24 All my swaps have been sent by the deadlines and everything I have received has been rated. I am happy to resend ANY swap so let me know if you have not gotten it in a reasonable amount of time!! I only down rate if a partner doesn't respond to my messages. If you've recently received a 1 from me - I'm more than happy to change the rating once something arrives

I am looking for any postcards new/used from a place called Sycamore Springs in Sebetha, Kansas. It was a Resort/Campground/Sanatorium popular in the very early 1900s, and later a campground and hotel. If you happen to run across anything like that, let me know and I'll swap you something for it.

To my PenPals: I reply to all pen pal letters I receive. So if you wrote me a letter and I never responded, let me know, it may have gotten lost in the mail.

I enjoy books, letter writing, camping, travel, train trips, hiking, photography. I am a nurse, and I've worked in a ton of different areas, but right now I work in a plain old doctor's office. I took up letter writing and sending postcards as a new "covid hobby," and then bumped into swap-bot by accident. I thought it would be a good way to be able to use some of the great stationery and postcards I have found. But I keep getting such great goodies from other swap-bot members, that its hard to use things up as fast as I am gaining new things.

When it comes to letters/postcards I love anything vintage or retro. Actually when it comes to paper goods I like all of it. So if you have a postcard or bit of stationary that you have been hesitating on sending out because you think it’s “not good enough” then now’s your chance - you’ll still get a 5 from me as long as it fits the swap's criteria. I've always weirdly loved mail and paper/pens, so I'm surprised I never found this website before now. And I mean all paper...like one time my cousin was working for a company that was throwing out old fill in forms, for like insurance or something, I was probably 8 years old, and he gave me two paper sacks full of these random tablets of forms. My parents threw all of them away except about 2 inches worth because they didn't think I'd actually want them and it made me nearly cry when I found out. And I was the kid that didn't even cry when the school nurse had to pick rocks out of my face from falling while hanging upside down in the playground...anyway...

Favorite Crafts

I'm not very "crafty" but I like making useful things. Especially sewing on my front porch with an old treadle sewing machine, when the weather is nice. I enjoy making home printed stationery on what ever sort of paper is handy. My new tinkering hobby is fixing up old manual typewriters and using them to write letters.

Favorite Books

Time travel fiction. Absurdist fiction. Non fiction. Books that teach me things. Historical fiction. Apocalyptic. Mysteries especially "whodunit" style murder mysteries - "who was the one person that wasn't in the room when the lights went out...."

Favorite Television

Derek Are You Being Served? Fleabag Period Dramas QI

"Whodunit" style murder mysteries - always looking for recommendations!

Random likes

Anything to do with vinyl albums.
Anything baseball.
Women and minority historical figures. .
Kitschy things.
Animals - especially furry or unusual. Extra especially camels, foxes, kangaroo rats, dogs.
Stationary/mail/postal related.
Things related to manual typewriters. Any sort of machine that does not use electricity. Nature.
Train/rail journeys. Trains in general.
Anything foreign to the USA.
Greetings from...
Architecture, especially old buildings.
Anything really - especially if you tell me why you liked it in the first place.

Substitutions If you are ever not sure what to send in a swap, I will always accept unused USA stamps as a substitution. Just let me know what it is in substitute of so I can still rate you a 5💙.

Favorite Movies


Shaun of the Dead


Favorite Music

Four-on-the-Floor, EDM, Disco, Rock, Oldies.

Avicii. The Gaslight Anthem. The Killers. Sam Cooke


Comment: Thank you for the postcard for this round. And all the extra goodies you included was such a nice surprise! Thank you for your generosity!
Comment: Cleaning up my swap log and realized I didn't rate this one - So sorry! Thank you for all the great cards...and for entrusting me with the swap series!
Comment: Thank you for such a cute post card <3. The stickers were so cute too!!! :D. I love the two cats at the movies but the one on the phone was cute too <3 Happy swapping!! :)
Comment: Thanks for the PCs to pass along and for all the fabulous stickers!
Comment: Thanks for sending the travelers on and all the stickers. I say you are definitely doing well on the writing if you are a beginner. (I tried it briefly-fail!)🤣. Cute decorated envi too.
andee73 rated for Any postcard will do ... #9 (USA) on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cards for this round and the extra goodies! Have a wonderful day!
Comment: Thanks Carrii! Glad to pass these along this week, and I love the Ukranian dog card too❤️
Response: Isn't he the cutest!
Comment: Thanks for the extra card and the tip on Deco Books. I found a good video to see how to make them. I thought it was funny that someone just dumped all her cards on you! You are a good sport to take care of them! We used to live in Council Bluffs in a little rental house on Pierce Street. There is some medical complex there now. Lots of great memories - the Bluffs, the parks and Lewis Central Schools where my husband and I taught! :-)
Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #110 on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cards. I am catching up on ratings. I mailed the cards a while ago.
Comment: Thank you. I will pass along the ones you sent. Enjoy your day.
Comment: Cards are here! I loved the birthday envelope. My mom checked my mail and said “It’s a little early for that, isn’t it?” I thought it was so funny.
Comment: Thank you for the card for this round and the extra goodie! The extra one you included was cute!
Comment: Thank you so much for hosting the swaps and for sending me such a lovely one!
Comment: Lol lol the lady carrying the pumpkin card is cute.. I’ll pass them on
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the extra goodies!!!
Comment: Thank you for the card, and for all your hosting duties.
Comment: Thanks for the PC's to pass along, the extra and for being a wonderful host!!

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HappyMom on Feb 8, 2024:

Thank you for sending my round robin card home! I was tickled to get it back today! ty

Aleesha on Aug 8, 2023:

Thank you for sending home my traveling postcard!!

HappyMom on Jul 22, 2023:

Thanks for sending home my Boston RRTPC card that I started last summer!

sleepykitty on Jan 25, 2023:

Thanks for the great cards and stickers for your January RAK! 😽❤️💌

Ikat78 on Dec 25, 2022:

Merry Christmas! Hope you and yours have a lovely day!

Ikat78 on Nov 25, 2022:

Hope you had a nice birthday! 🎉🎂🥳🥂

toni on Nov 18, 2022:

Carrii, thank you so much for the great christmas money/gift card holders. I love them!

Ikat78 on Nov 7, 2022:

I finally received one of my traveling postcards back today!!!!!! OMG, how cool. I started it in Feb. It works my friend.

Mimi7 on Nov 6, 2022:

Hi Carrii Thanks so much for the Turkey RAK wish of address labels I love them, you made my day thanks so much

feverfawn on May 8, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great variety of stickers for the April RAK - I am in love with the sparkling frogs and the holographic bats/skeletons/ghost stickers! I will find a good use for them all, thanks again :)

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