Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2022 12:23 pm


Date Joined: April 2, 2020
Last Online: September 20, 2021

Country: United States

About Me



Some of you may have noticed I haven't been as active here on swap-bot lately, and for that, I apologize. I have been having some personal things going on that I can't really discuss, but things are getting back to normal now so I should be more active. We are still having some small issues with our mail, but so far I have been rated for all swaps with the exception of 3 people. (One of which knows the situation.) If ANYONE has not received a swap from me, PLEASE reach out to me before rating. I will ALWAYS re-send. I hope everyone is doing well and staying safe out there. Much love to all!

Hi there! 👋😊

My name is Mel and I am a pet mommy, living in an old, (1800's) farmhouse in rural, northeastern PA with my roommate, dog and kitty cat. :)

Happy mail is my favorite way to connect with the outside world and I love putting together special packages to make people smile.

**I try really hard to put thought into each and every package I send to make it special for the person receiving it, so if you ever do not receive a swap or tag from me, PLEASE message me before rating, as I ALWAYS send what I promise in good faith! ALSO: If I do not rate you within a reasonable amount of time, please message me as well! Sometimes I can be a "scatterbrain", but it is never intentional! Oh! And one last thing... if there is ever an issue with something I send (like I forgot to include something, or there was not enough postage), PLEASE let me know so I can fix it before rating. ALL of my swaps go directly to the post office to be weighed, but they HAVE made a mistake before, so just let me know.*

I do the majority of my shopping online, especially for happy mail goodies. 😊 Etsy is my favorite site to shop at! So many cute and gorgeous things! 💙

Boring, Yet Important Health Stuff:

I suffer from agoraphobia, depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and PTSD therefore do not leave my home very often.

I am also a type 2 diabetic with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and a slew of other health issues. I am a stage 1 uterine cancer survivor! I am soon to be getting tested for lupus. HOWEVER, I do not let my physical/mental health issues define me as a person and I do not talk about them very often unless something major is going on. I like to try my best to remain as positive and upbeat as possible because life is too short to not be as happy as you can be.

Thank you for taking the time to read and I look forward to swapping with you all. Wishing you a bright and beautiful day!

Favorite Crafts

Altered Objects, Art Dolls, Art Journals, ATC's, Bookmarks, Card-Making, Decos, Envelope-Decorating, Glue Books, Jewelry-Making, Junk Journals, Matchboxes (Large or small, decorated & filled), Mixed-Media Art, Painting, Paper Crafts, Pocket Letters, Slams, Zentangles & Zines.

A few of my favorite things...

Colors ~

I love almost all colors, but my favorites would have to be teal/turquoise, purples, blues and pinks. (I love all shades of those colors!) I also love metallic colors, especially gold and color combos: pink/gold, purple/gold, black/gold and blue/silver. But seriously... I love all the colors. :)

Themes/Characters ~

70's, Alice In Wonderland, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Christmas, Coffee/Tea, Eeyore, Flowers (Forget-Me-Nots, Sunflowers, Bleeding Hearts and yellow or rainbow roses), Gnomes, Halloween, Kawaii (Especially BonBonRibbon, Charmmy Kitty, Gudetama, Hello Kitty, Hummingmint, Korilakkuma, Little Twin Stars, Milky Shy Cat, My Melody, Rilakkuma & Sentimental Circus), Little Red Riding Hood, Retro, Shabby Chic, Steampunk, Tinkerbell, Vintage, Victorian, Woodland Animals, & Winnie The Pooh.

Collections ~

ATC's, books, dolls, hand-made by you things, hat boxes & other pretty boxes, journals (junk journals and the guided/interactive/self-help kind with prompts), Kawaii, Pioneer Woman, plushies of my favorite animals, tarot decks (for the artwork) & zines.

Animals ~

(Pets): dogs & cats.

(To collect or admire in the wild): alpacas, bears, birds, chipmunks, bunnies, deer (especially fawns), foxes, groundhogs, hedgehogs, lemurs, llamas, meerkats, raccoons, red pandas, snow leopards, tigers & wolves.

Things I will love you FOREVER for!:

  • Anything hand-made/hand-written by YOU... especially art dolls, ATC's, books/journals you decorated, bookmarks, cards, envelopes, ephemera, favorite recipes of yours to try, decorated & filled matchboxes, penpal letters, poetry, song lyrics, stories & zines.

  • cute/pretty letter sets

  • cute/pretty stickers

  • cute/pretty washi samples

  • decos

  • happy mail stickers

  • pretty/vintage lace in my favorite colors

  • return address labels

  • slams

  • vintage ephemera, especially Christmas, Halloween & Valentine's.

Allergies & Dislikes

I am allergic to chamomile, seafood, walnuts, cigarette smoke & bees, so please do not send me any of those things... especially the bees!

I am type 2 diabetic, so please, no food items.

As for "dislikes"... there is not much I dislike, but the two biggest things for me would be anything satanic or anything to do with animal cruelty. Other than that, I am a pretty open-minded and non-judgemental type of person. :)


rkassman rated for 3 Layer ATC #2 on Jan 6, 2022
Comment: No mail received nor response when emailed. Happy to re-rate if ever received.
quaisoir rated for CPG Mushrooms ATC - Global on Jan 2, 2022
Comment: I did not receive anything. Seems to be offline.
bluerose3 rated for CPG Ballpoint Pen ATC - US on Dec 31, 2021
Comment: Will re-rate if I receive anything.
chimerix rated for Mixed Media ATC No.6: Lace on Oct 10, 2021
Comment: Well, I never did receive this ATC. After responding that she'd resend on Sept 19, she has not responded to my other messages. And hasn't logged in for 3 weeks.
arystotle rated for One Deco - December on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Yay, got it, thank you
Valval rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #4 on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and cool goodies! I will be writing you back soon ♥️
LPasternacki rated for Xmas in July ATC on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC and extra goodies
Comment: Thank you for the awesome package!
Autist rated for LSRUS-Sticker flakes US on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks for stickers
Response: You are very welcome. :)
BicycleUkulele rated for A Note For You # 90 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Mel, for your swap message, A Note For You #90. I love Happy Mail & friendly messages. Perhaps we'll do another swap. Happy Swapping, Happy Spring!
Response: You are so welcome! Sorry for my late reply. Happy summer!
Comment: Great goodies, thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked!
triplepisces rated for Easy Envelope Swap ~ USA on Feb 25, 2021
Response: Thank you for the heart! <3
bluerose3 rated for CPG Zentangle ATC - US only on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love this zentangle.Thank you for the extras as well. I haven't added colors to my zentangles but I may start :)
Response: I am so glad you liked it. Thank you for the nice rating and comment. <3
Comment: Hey, wow! What an amazing and generous variety of napkins! I especially love the ones with the blue flowers and the fall themed apple ones. And the Marilyn Monroe ones are so cool! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. I am so glad you were happy with what I sent. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, rating and heart. <3
Cynfully rated for A Note For You # 86 on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing swap. I loved everything and that card... oh be still my heart
Response: You are so welcome! Glad you enjoyed it. :o) Thank you for the lovely comment and the heart!
VaGrammy66 rated for LSRUS-Pretty Napkin Swap (USA) on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty napkins!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for your comment and heart.
jinxspinx rated for Any size Slams- USA on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Mel- you sent such an awesome swap to me. If the 1st one ever arrives, I will def let you know. The teas and stickers were so nice of you to include. I really appreciate your kindness. You really know how to spoil your partners! Beautiful envelope art :) Thank you!! -Ashley
PrettyPaperHoarder rated for Pretty Papers on Jan 7, 2021
Response: Thank you... I hope my swap was okay.
TonyaAshe rated for Pretty Papers on Jan 4, 2021
Response: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Flipbook and all of the fun goodies I can't wait to try the fudge .

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LauraM540 on Mar 21, 2021:

Thanks for the flat destash envie! Love that gold lace trim! Right up my alley, and I didin't have anything like it already! :)

LavenderSprinkles on Mar 9, 2021:

Hey! Been thinking of you. Hope you are well.

LavenderSprinkles on Dec 22, 2020:

Happy holidays!

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

Thank You

Thank you for your warm message! ♥

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!👻 Thinking of you and sending hugs!


LavenderSprinkles on Oct 2, 2020:

Oh my goodness! Those teas are amazing! You brightened our day! So soothing and delicious! Thank you very much dear!

djcamp04 on Sep 18, 2020:

Hey Mel!! Hope you are feeling better these days. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you & keeping you in my prayers. I’m also happy to see you in the winter/Christmas JJ supply swap! Woohoo.

sebastian122 on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you for the too wonderful RAK! You're so generous!! I love it all!!

vick302000 on Aug 20, 2020:

hang in there my dear. i have lost pets and know the heart ache and down right trauma. I have joined and left many groups over the years for the same reason you are. I came back a little at a time and now i know I will stop at a certain amount of groups and or swaps. So chin up as hard as this sounds there is another kittie waiting just for you to show up when you least expect it.

LavenderSprinkles on Aug 19, 2020:

I can help you with your group.

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