Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2023 4:28 am


Date Joined: February 20, 2018
Last Online: March 15, 2023
Birthday: February 16
Country: United States
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About Me


"Creativity is putting your imagination to work, and its produced the most extraordinary results in human culture" - Ken Robinson

My name is Zoe. I was born in the 70's. I am a California native who now lives in Arizona. I have two sons and a wonderful husband. I am self-employed in a career that I love and considered an essential worker. I enjoy writing letters to my pen friends worldwide and paper crafts. I typically join the two (snail mail and paper crafting). I began paper crafting in 2017 and I joined Swap-Bot in 2018 and enjoy it. Watching crafting videos on YouTube is enjoyable to me. at least twice a month, I meet with some other crafty ladies via the web or in person, and we make cards/create together, sharing our designs and joy of paper crafts. Things that bring me joy are hearing my children laugh, seeing my husband smile, watching nature (esp. butterflies and bunnies), and of course making happy mail and crafting.

Instagram Note: My IG account is for papercrafting, happy mail, and mix media inspiration. If your IG account isn't about these things I will probably not follow you. I don't use this account to keep up with friends and loved ones. I do that through letters, in person, and with phone calls. It doesn't mean I don't like you or not interested in what you have to say. Remember, tech is a tool, NOT the master.

Current Pen Friend Count: 20 (21 if you count my wonderful 95 year old great aunt)


Color: violet, green, magenta, and browns (neutrals)

Flower: lily, violets, and roses (but love all flowers and succulents)

Movie: murder on the orient express & the original star wars

Scents: sage and tangerine

Season: winter and spring

Tea: jasmine, green tea, herbal, fruity

Time: I am a morning person


  • Paper-crafts& Stationary,

  • Exchanging Letters with Pen Friends,

  • Sharing Happy Mail

  • Word games & puzzles,

  • Cooking/baking,

  • Documentaries,

  • Fountain pens & hand-lettering,

  • Nature photos,

  • Tea

  • Spa Treatments of all kinds

  • Travel to warm climates,

  • Walks,

  • Swimming,

  • Handwriting Practice Books

  • coloring (pencils and water based markers)

  • Extreme Dot-to-Dot

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy paper crafts, specifically making cards to send to pen pals as happy mail. I enjoy making tags but typically use them on cards. I have a WELL stocked craft room at home with a good variety of tools and coloring mediums. I like to use anything postage or snail mail themed for my cards and to decorate my letters. I also like butterflies, owls, elephants, zebras, anything snail mail, things decorated with books, teacups/teapots, and flowers. I am a beginner mixed media artist who enjoys art journaling.

Note: I am NO LONGER swapping DECOS's. If I receive some, I will return them to you as I don't have anyone to pass them on to. I DO NOT scrapbook or make ATC's. Just cards, happy mail, loaded bags/envies, and occasionally flip books or pocket letters.

Places to Travel

We enjoy traveling to warm climates. I have traveled to Jamaica, Mexico, Hawaii, Belize, Cuba, and St. Lucia. Our next adventure will hopefully be to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

In the USA, I have been to many cities in California, Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico (Carlsbad Caverns), Alabama, New York, Chicago, and Indiana.


Please note that: Extras are NOT expected or necessary for me. I have a well stocked craft room with plenty of craft supplies. I do not rate my swaps based on extras.

This list is for someone to pick one thing for swaps that call for a PROFILE SURPRISE or HAPPY MAIL.

  • Current usable postage.

  • Small gift card to Etsy, Scrapbook.com, Amazon, or Joann's

  • Tea related ephemera (e.g. die cuts, stamped images, washi, stickers, etc.)

  • Snail Mail related ephemera (e.g. images of mail boxes, letters, stamps, etc.)

  • vellum floral stickers

  • Avril yarn sample from Japan

  • floral book pages

  • Photograph of outdoors/flowers taken by you

  • Address labels with my address on them

  • VINTAGE: "Vintage" often indicates that the item is at least 20 years old, while items a century old or more can be considered antique.

I have recently began acquiring vintage items over the past year or so and have come to enjoy vintage items such as ledger paper, book pages, photos, transportation tickets, maps, used stamps, coupons, advertisements, cancelled checks, envelopes, onion skin/typing paper, and register tapes. I prefer things from 1977 or earlier.

I especially enjoy vintage items that are postal themed, images of flowers, sewing patterns, and typewriters. Triple bonus if the vintage photos are of people of color (e.g. African American, Asian, etc.). Finally, I love, a little too much, vintage numbering stamps. I have a modest collection, but only out of restraint not desire.

  • Book/Library themed ephemera (e.g. vintage library cards, book die cuts, vintage book pages, etc.)

  • Personalized Swap Cards with flowers, violets, snail mail themes

  • washi with script

  • Used postal stamps (especially purple and brown)

  • A profile based photo or gif posted on my profile

  • A profile based quote posted on my profile

  • Something from or inspired by my ETSY wish list

  • A letter about how you incorporate kindness into your day

  • Shop using my affiliate link (in bio)

I am open to private swaps with those who have a shared interest worldwide. I enjoy swapping vintage papers, ephemera, homemade cards, tea, used postage stamps, etc.

Favorite Television

I don't have or want even basic cable. I'd rather spend my $$$ on craft supplies or a spa day. But a couple of shows have caught my eye and they are:

YouTube Card Making/Mix Media/Snail Mail Videos (let's be honest - this is mostly what I watch)

Agatha Christie (Miss. Marple/HP)

Sherlock Holmes

70's & 80's Saturday Morning Cartoons :-)


I pledge to rate.

(If I have not given you a rating, I have not received your item.)

Note: I enjoy swapping in the USA and internationally. To avoid mail theft, your mail will not have pretty stamps or be decorated on the outside (unless it is a mail art swap). I will continue to happily participate in international swaps, however, all international happy mail will be flat. Thanks for your understanding.


Last updated: JAN 2023


Comment: Thank you for the acrylic stamps and assorted crafting goodies, Zoe! I appreciate how you wrapped them all together so nicely for me too! It felt like my bday came early this year. ;-) Thanks also for participating in the swap with us. I always enjoy "seeing" you in the mail!
gothbarbie rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R78 on Feb 15, 2023
Comment: Gorgeous artwork! This spread turned out sooo pretty! The owner of this journal is a lucky one! : ) Thanks for being a stellar participant in this swap series! Hearts across the board!
Comment: ADORABLE! This was such a joy to receive! I love the cute envelope and can't wait to try the teas, all new flavors to me. Thank you so much for brightening my day!!
Response: You are very welcome. Thanks foe the prompt rating and πŸ’œ. Enjoy and have an amazing day!
Shellyr rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R75 on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Love your home town spread
Response: ❀️❀️ Thanks so much! Happy creating!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for VES: Send Something ... on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the vintage goodies! I will definitely get good use from all of them! I loved this swap, it gave me a chance to be a little creative with my choosings too!! Thank you for the great Ephemera!! I love it ALL!
Response: πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Yay! Glad you liked the goodies. Enjoy! Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping!
galadkria rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R74 on Oct 29, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful spread!!!!! Thank you so much!!!!
Response: πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ Thanks so much! Thank you for prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping!
MiekeC rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R73 on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: I have received the journal! Thanks.
Response: Yay! Glad it got to you so quickly.
DarshanaM rated for Autumn Card on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: I always have loved your cards and getting one in the mail was so exciting. It is beautiful and perfect. Thankyou so much for doing the swap.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for your kind words. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome goodies you sent
Response: You're quite welcome. Thanks for the prompt rating and heart. Happy swapping!
thebragal rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R72 on Aug 29, 2022
Comment: Glad you finally got your craft room sorted! The journal is gorgeous. Love that paper. Can’t wait to add my pages!
Response: Yay! I was worried about being creative with the paper. Thanks for the prompt rating and heart. Have an amazing day!
Comment: Hello dear Zoe! Many thanks for your wonderful letter! I am in awe of your craft space--it sounds absolutely amazing. And it sounds so PRETTY. I have many supplies but nothing is as well organized as yours must be! Thank you so much for joining; I truly enjoyed your answers and hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Hopefully, you will get your space the way you want it. The most important part is having fun. Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Have a super day.
Artstamper rated for EPUSA: atc with postage stamps. on Aug 22, 2022
Comment: Hi Zoe, thank you for the two lovely acts and your nice note.I will be happy to add them to my collection.
Response: Glad you liked them. I am SO rusty! Thanks for prompt rating and heart.
galadkria rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R67 on May 1, 2022
Comment: It finally came - posted on the 28th feb received 30th april ... Talk about snail mail!!! Thank you so much Barbara
Response: OH MY! Thank goodness! I was so worried about that one. Thank you 😊
shellbede rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R68 on Apr 7, 2022
Comment: Beautiful spread!
Response: Glad it arrived safely, Thanks so much! Have a super day!
chandlerguera rated for VES: Let's Send GREEN on Mar 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for all the ephemera. I rarely get graph paper so that was a nice treat! Love the green tickets, too. Take care!
Response: So funny I got you twice in a row. Glad you liked the goodies. Happy swapping!
galadkria rated for Handmade Art Journal Go Round R66 on Feb 1, 2022
Comment: got it today, beautiful page thank you
Response: YAY! I was so so so worried if the package would make it. Thank goodness. Thanks for letting me know, the heart and wishing you lots of creative time ;-)
Comment: Zoe, this packet is wonderful! You're too generous. I love that there are items I've never seen before, such as the "Lettre" label, the Cine Lope de Vega tickets, and the train tickets. I love it all. Thanks so much!
Response: So glad you enjoyed everything. Thanks for your understanding and I am glad I added to your collection. Have fun creating.
Comment: Thank you for informative beginning and for well explained answers to the questions. I hope you have a great holiday. I went to Florida for Thanksgiving, a wonderful family reunion.
Response: Happy Holidays, and thanks for prompt rating and πŸ’œπŸ’œ
Begokschaf rated for EPUSA: Holiday Gift Tags on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such cute tags
Response: Thanks for prompt rating and heart. Happy Holidays!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 243 2 2
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226 252 0 0
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groundhogstamper on Jan 30, 2023:

Zoe, I am amazed at the beautiful cards you have sent to me. First, the 2 beautiful cards (I requested one) via your website, and then the box of cards RAK that I won. You are so kind and I appreciate you very much. Thank you.

wolfeagle on Jan 20, 2023:


Thank you so much! These cards and RAK are incredible. I'm so very grateful and feel very lucky to have won these.

Poohtat on Jan 20, 2023:

Thank you for the RAK Box of Handmade Cards. These are beautiful. Very generous and kind of you to offer this RAK. Happy swapping, Jannine

Whovian487 on Feb 16, 2022:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!πŸŽ‚ Enjoy your day!!

Kittybob83 on Sep 22, 2021:

Thank you so very much for the 12x12 RAK!! Im shocked, there is so much pretty paper here! The card you made is awesome too! You are a generous and talented person, thank you!

jeka396 on Aug 7, 2021:

So glad that you received your deco! Thanks for the lovely bundle of cute paper goods you sent!

January on May 27, 2021:

Thank you for the planner stickers RAK, Zoe! What an amazing assortment - they are already being used in my book and will continue to be used! Love the variety!

StarryNights on Apr 27, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome RAK mystery paper craft box. I'm so excited to use all the goodies in my crafting and journals.

LauraM540 on Apr 24, 2021:

Thanks for the awesome Flat Rate Destash box! I am having an awesome time going through it all! Lovin the pencils and markers!

CookieMomster78 on Feb 16, 2021:

Happy Birthday, Zoe!πŸŽ‚πŸŽˆπŸŽ πŸŽ‰ πŸ€—

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