Swap-bot Time: February 8, 2023 10:57 pm


Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: February 8, 2023
Birthday: April 8
Country: Mexico
Instagram: elenamazmar

About Me


Back in December 2016, I had a lot of liver issues that kept me going back and forth from the hospital. I missed and sent late some swaps so this is the reason of my poor rating. I didn't came back to Swap-bot until October 2017 and resent just not to leave my partners empty handed but was not able to reverse the poor ratings.

I always send on time and re send if needed. Please don't let these ratings mislead you. Always message me if in doubt, I usually take pics of everything before putting it in the mailbox.



My name is Elena, I'm Mexican, 34 years old and love meeting people, other countries and other cultures. My native language is Spanish but I speak English and Portuguese as well.

I learned about this website from another site called The bucketlist and found it interesting that people wanted to do swaps as a life goal so once I read it all I knew I had to join!

I currently have no kids. I also have no pets; unfortunately I work long hours so it doesn't seem fair for pets to be home alone :( but I would love to adopt a dog one day.


I have 2 elephant tattoos and about 150 elephant figurines that I've been collecting for years from anywhere in the world and any material, from wood, wire, crystal, paper, fabric, etc.


(USA) I have noticed it takes around 6-8 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

(Rest of the world) I have noticed it takes around 8-10 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

I have no problem re sending if needed, so let me know if more than 2 months has passed and you haven't received anything.

Thank you for your patience!

Likes & Dislikes

In general, I love elephant, pandas, wolves, flowers, vintage, Christmas, colorful stuff, kawaii stuff, caligraphy, art, etc

I LOVE FOOD, Coming from Mexico, I love spicy food!

I love all fruits & vegetables with the exceptions of : Papaya and Turnip I have no allergies and I am not afraid of trying anything.

In terms of colors, I am very flexible, I can do dark or pastels. There is not one color I dislike.

My favorite season is Christmas. Also, I am a Huge Fan of ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced.


  • Anything but ad postcards. Not a fan of them

  • I prefer postcards sent NAKED & STAMPED UNLESS you feel you need to protect the pc like in hand made cases or if indicated in the swap, in such cases I am fine with receiving in an envelope.

I specially like:

  • Flowers

  • All Animals

  • Literature, authors, writers, calligraphy

  • Quotes

  • Beautiful landscapes

  • Funny/Joke pcs

  • B&W photography


  • Postcards, pretty paper, envelopes, etc.

  • Anything beauty related, chapsticks, lipbalms, handcream, face mask, etc

  • Pocket letter goodies to decorate them, Embellishments, ephemera, die cuts, fabric, etc

  • Candy and chocolate (I specially love the soft chewy kind like starburst)

  • ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced

  • Regional spices to cook

  • Tea/Coffee

  • Stationery

  • Stickers ( I like any kind, puffy or flat)(I DON'T like teacher/rewards, or promotions/ads)

  • Anything traditional from anywhere, that could help me get to know different cultures.


When I joined SwapBot I learned what Pocket Letters were. Thanks to @Johkup I got my first one and I'm in love with it!!!!!

I think they are beautiful and I am learning to do them so I am hosting a series of swaps to practice and see how you make them.

If you do them I would love a private swap for one of your creations. Just ask!


erinhayden rated for Dream Share! Email Swap on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Somewhat related: My son and I had a tarantula once that we'd rescued from danger. A few days later, he wasn't in his terrarium thing. We never found him in the house. I hope he escaped and lived a long happy life.
Response: Your tarantula made it all the way to my dream in Mexico! but then scaped too!
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies!!! I loved everything!!🥰 this happy mail was a joy to open❤️
Response: I am surprised it only took a couple of weeks to get to Norway! I am happy you liked everything
WavesofJoy rated for Eat-Out Photos - JAN 23 on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: I enjoyed reading about Shirushi and all the info you shared. Here as well, we have places we can always rely on, but are not fancy. The food looks great. Thanks for sharing!
Response: it is a good place to eat, thank you for hosting such an interesting swap!
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I loved reading about your traditions. <3
Response: Thank you for rating and heart! Have an excellent 2023!
shiggy rated for Dream Share! Email Swap on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: The file you made is adorable (so is Puxi). I found the dream with the tarantula so funny! It is definitely a dream I would have 🤣 Thank you for the swap
Response: Puxi is indeed cute! You can do those files in canva, it is free!
Comment: Dear Elena, Many thanks for you swap. you obviously put a lot of time and effort into this email swap. Thank you for sharing.
Response: I am glad you liked it :) Thank you for rating and heart
Comment: Thank you for sharing your holiday with us here on Swap-Bot! :)
Response: Thank you for rating, I hope you are off to a great start of 2023
mle rated for Ugly PC Swap #63 on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: That is a pretty ugly postcard. Que feo!
Response: haha it is very sad looking LOL
shellbee8 rated for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas on Jan 17, 2023
Comment: Wow! This took a bit to arrive but I’m so glad it did! Every thing was so cool even the note you wrote on is beautiful! I’m so envious of the “open me already stamp” you must have! Thank you!
Response: it is in fact a stamp! I've had it for a couple of years now, I am glad you liked everything
sjayana20 rated for Christmas Pocket Letter on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Wow. I absolutely loved the PL you've created <3..... It's so beautiful and pretty. I also enoyed the goodies. Thank You for a lovely happy mail that made me smile :) Great Layering on each Pocket.
Response: I am happy you liked it, I really enjoy PL
Chickaree rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much :-) I love the nothing you have sent me!!
Response: Nothing is my specialty! Thank you!
Gardenbird73 rated for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas on Jan 14, 2023
Comment: Hi Elena! Thank you for the fun swap goodies! I got them yesterday! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that 2023 is a great year for you.❤️
Response: happy that it finally arrived! hope 2023 is great for you too!
Jbondbull rated for National Nothing Day - January 16 on Jan 12, 2023
Comment: Thankyou for nothing.
Response: haha almost felt guilty with this one
Lolcw rated for YouTube Tutorial #2 on Jan 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you! Love the Journalling cards you included
Response: I am happy you liked it, I had fun with this swap
Comment: Thank you for the nice card
Response: hope you had the best Christmas and a great start of 2023!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card
Response: happy you recieved it even it is late for Christmas. Have a wonderful new year!
SerenBunny rated for Handmade Art Advent Calendar on Jan 7, 2023
Comment: It arrived in time to be safely stored for this coming holiday season <3 I adore the card you sent, and such a fun way of marking off the days, I never thought about mixing craft paint with dish soap! Thank you for being a great swap partner- I hope your Christmas was good xx
Response: oh no! you didn't get to use it this Christmas :( but It was fun to make, i love lotery tickets so I thought it would be fun to do this
hd121893 rated for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas on Jan 6, 2023
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart, hope you had an amazing start of 2023
annim rated for Have a Holly Jolly Christmas on Jan 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Response: havea great start of 2023!
Comment: Thank you for sharing wonderful food and traditions. I enjoyed reading your e-mail.
Response: thank you, I sure had fun at the posadas this year!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9826 510 47 53
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514 686 2 2
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teejlc on Jan 5, 2023:

Wow- thank yo so much for sending the amazing Christmas card for the "Special Card" swap. You are a really great host and I appreciate you resolving my issue with this swap. It certainly did make me smile!

SeoulQueen on Dec 1, 2018:

The best things take time! Thanks so much again. The pocket letter is super cute.

Mishi on Nov 29, 2018:

Favorite Christmas Movies Email Swap

SAHCatMom on Oct 7, 2018:

Hi Elena, ? About adding pictures to profiles: I found the format and have tried posting several pictures and gifs found on Google, but many of them will not copy :(.
I know I am using the right format, but I am wondering if the images are copyrighted or something.?? I would love some feedback on this if you know what I’m doing wrong! Thanks! Susan. Sahcatmom

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 19, 2018:

Right now I am only doing letter swaps, and easy type 3 swaps, I was doing pocket letters BUT my last swap was a nightmare. Let me know if you want to do a private letter swap or something easy?

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 18, 2018:

HIIIII long time no talk How are you these days?

Maggie249 on Feb 5, 2018:

I agree on the elephants

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 23, 2017:

Received your Christmas card today with the post mark December 7th 2016 2 months a 3 weeks for it to get here. I changed my 1 rating to a 5 with a heart thank you

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 2, 2017:

I mailed the Christmas card private swap a month ago, I messaged you, and I never heard back from you, I dunno if you received my swap, or not, I am still waiting for yours to arrive. I see you have not been on swap bot since Dec. 16th, 2016. I would love to give you a chance to re send but i see your partially suspended with 3 1s. I hope your ok. Happy New year

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 5, 2016:


Private Christmas Card swap

I mailed your card today!!!!

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