Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2024 3:16 pm


Date Joined: December 9, 2011
Last Online: May 20, 2024
Birthday: October 24
Country: United States
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About SWAP-ing

Still behind on one swap (due to COVID, partner now off swap-bot) but I am participating & hosting again.

ALWAYS please let me know if you think I missed anything, I’ll work to make it right - if something has not arrived, machines and weather ate it, postage was due, whatever.

Items mailed on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday may not be postmarked until Monday, sometimes Tuesday. Monday US/local holidays in 2024: 5/26, 4/15, 9/1, 10/13, and 11/11.

If you are my partner in more than one swap and want to just put them in one envelope, that's fine - even for "naked postcard" swaps. I Pledge to Rate. Partners: Let me know if life happens and you need an extension.

Dh and I are allergic to cigarette smoke. Let me know if you've got smokers in your house. The house is also allergic to dogs - but that should not be an issue with paper craft, more with fabrics/lace.

This is long; please use the headings to find what you need.

About Me & My Creating

I love getting mail, creating, the light in autumn, purple and jewel tones, and some people.

Purple is my favorite color, followed by turquoise, lime green, burgundy, ... bright colors, jewel tones, ethnic mixes, dark colors, most anything but princess-y or “pesto-bismol” pink and not generally fond of pastels.

Favorite Books

Read a lot, especially science fiction, fantasy, and mysteries and information on education & learning. I love myths and legends and non-Disney fairy tales, Favorite authors: Family's: Terry Prattchet (for his DiscWorld books) & Tamora Pierce. Mine: Tolkien, A. A. Milne, Tamora Pierce. Picture books: Jan Brett.

we rarely use bookmarks, any would have to be glitter-free and the bit that goes in the book must be thin and flat, sad this needs explaining. (Charms or beads may hang out or over the top!)


Jewel tones. Handmade Postcards. (On and off) Paper dolls, altered postcards. (no longer collecting ATCs although have a ton) Clever use of book pages and maps. Love non-English papers & music sheets, maps, custom paper

I don't need extras but if the swap requires QUICK FLATS: washi tape, napkins, (used) postage stamps (especially people, animals, flowers, architecture, art/artists). I don't want/need recipe cards, memo pads, ATCs nor bookmarks. Thanks.

Postcards: love hand-made! In general: art, natural settings, architecture or "local people", Photos of animals. Not interested in kitch-y tourist postcards or naked people on (or off) the beach. geek-y ones are appreciated

Most Asian & ethnic things are fine - but I don't appreciate much kawaii.

Dislikes & no-no's

*My family is allergic to cigarettes, cats & dogs so for crafts with fabric & pets walking around, I probably should not be the one you send it to! If you do with a sender's choice - PLEASE let me know so that I can keep it away from the family, or pass it on. *I will rate ignoring cigarette smell but warn me so someone else can open it - outside. Thanks. *of course if it’s Sender’s Choice or a bond swap you will not be rated down at all! But my dislikes include: * Christian religious pieces. (non-religious Christmas items are OK in November & December.) * loose glitter. A tiny bit on a ATC or postcard (if USPS allows it) but certainly zero on a bookmark! * Don't appreciate much peptomismol pink, Barbie, or helpless princesses. Nor Disney. Thanks

Food & Drinks

Tea only in manufacturer's packaging, thanks! No drink mixes, unless required in swaps. (Dh & I get that unpleasant after-taste from artificial sweeteners.) Favorite tea (today): turmeric-ginger, (black tea) Prince of Wales, mint green tea, and (only iced in summer) grapefruit robous.

Lots of food allergies here: love dark chocolate and I can not eat any dairy or soy (not even soy lecithin!) anymore (in anything), but I could easily walk away from milk chocolate even when I was eating dairy. Prefer European chocolate, made in Europe (even Cadbury made in the US is different!) I've never appreciated Godiva. Do not like peanuts in chocolate.


THANK YOU! Host-angels include: @rngstgstll
@jaminthemail @CraftyReflections @muses76 and @sagesparrow .

Beautiful RAK or forum give-away swappers include: @TerryF (RAK postcards, to-do stamp), @jukejan (Real estate plans) , @bedazzle ("gold foil"!) , and @giddyani Lovely ANGEL @tc for ARC card swap!

Wonderful swap-bot traders include @RoobaRoo @tesscalhoun @tigermousecat @sagesparrow , @lsmahutchin and special mention to angels including: @artg33k74 (owl ATC). Great hosts include @rngstgstll

Info for GROUPs

"normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk but no flowers grow there"

USPS & Postcard Rate(s)

U.S. letters and international letters must be rectangular and made of paper to qualify for USPS letter rates. Letter envelopes can be between 5.5" x 3.5 " and (up to) 11-1/2" long x 6-1/8" high, and no more than 1/4" thick.There is no special postcard rate for postcards mailed from the USA to other countries.

For the within USA postcard rate, a card must be: * rectangular, * at least 3-1/2 inches high x 5 inches long x 0.007 inch thick, AND * no more than 4-1/4 inches high x 6 inches long x 0.016 inches thick.

If it is larger than 4.25 x 6 " (but less than 6-1/8" x 11-1/2" x 1/4" thick), it requires first class postage. Bigger than that and the "flats" (large envie) rate applies. (I got tired of looking it up on the USPS site.)


m0xiegal rated for USA - Handmade Surrealist Postcard on May 13, 2024
Comment: Love the postcard. So cute, especially cause I love birds, and my daughter's owns a frozen yogurt shop. :)
Comment: I love your floral line drawing! It looked like a page from an adult colouring book. Thank you for sending it :D
ambhi2024 rated for Neurographic Art PC #3 on May 6, 2024
Comment: I love your artwork AND the bonus octopus! Thank you so much!! Hope you have a beautiful week.
findeerror rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on May 3, 2024
Comment: Great chunk, great stamps, and thank you for your friendly correspondence!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC - April on May 3, 2024
Comment: That is a dynamic looking postage stamp lady! It's perfect, thank you!
sorcha rated for 4 printed napkins to 1 partner #4 on Apr 25, 2024
Comment: Hi Robin! Thank you so much for the amazing selection of printed napkins, and the beautiful piece of mail art that you sent them in. I love it all! <3
papercraft70 rated for AMA: Doodle BOMB! PC on Apr 25, 2024
Comment: This swap taken me by surprised because it was covered with weaving paper. Good job on the doodle with the acrylic pens. Thank you for the swap.
Response: Iirc I sent a magazine image of a young man in a jacket standing inside that I doodled over. I will make & resend using another image. Cant mail today as the doodles I have here are on plain paper.
papercraft70 rated for Some weaving on Postcard on Apr 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the swap.
cookies37 rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 20, 2024
Comment: Hi Robin! I have a niece Robin, she’s the youngest of my 15 nieces. I also have 15 nephews!! Thanks for the chunk of chickpeas. I have to admit I’ve never tasted a chickpea, I know right? I love all the unique postage stamps. Stamps are so fun, little pieces of art. Thanks again, take care ~ Judy
Comment: "Books cqn take us away" yesss I agree😊🤍 thx for your cards
Fritzasaurus rated for Chunk-O-Cardboard - April 2024 on Apr 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the chunk!
Comment: This is an awesome postcard. Thankyou.
Comment: Thank for the beautiful butterfly PC! -Gracias!
goosey rated for AI: Use your paints Handmade PC on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: thank you for the fun postcard! the window on the back is such a cute extra..
stamparose rated for HMPC: Atypical Map PC on Apr 11, 2024
Comment: Great pc, thank you
Vickyen rated for HMPC: Collage it PC on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Hi Robin! I love, love, love your collage it pc! It looks amazing and everything just fits together perfectly! Thank you so much for the wonderful Happy Mail! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Thank you for the texture adventure!
Comment: Thank you for your card and note.
user6937 rated for AMA Altered PC #15 on Mar 28, 2024
Comment: I appreciate the extra step you took to put the pup's ear over the strawberry :)
Gwillisinc rated for AAHMPC: Themed Collage PC - March on Mar 28, 2024
Comment: thank you for your red rooster, it looks like it took a lot of time.

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chimerix on Mar 21, 2024:

Thank you so much for the beautiful RAK Paint over newspaper PC. I love how you used the different newspaper prints to create. Thank you for sharing your art with me! Aloha!

ladydy5 on Mar 1, 2024:

Thanks for joining Artistically Inclined group. Good group!!

YooperHill on Nov 21, 2019:

Mystery supply swap, star received! Very nicely wrapped and a fun art piece. Thank you!

RockyBeach on Nov 7, 2019:

Thank you Robin for the surprise extra card for the Person-with-animal-head swap!! The well-trained crocodile is fun! I agree, searching for fitting pieces takes sometimes more time that I would like. Especially when I get distracted by other pieces I find during the process and start to work with them too.

YooperHill on Jun 17, 2019:

Thank you for the fun mystery supply swap, again mail!

wolfeagle on Apr 14, 2019:


Thank you for the postcard for the AMA:Mystery Supply Swap. Clever turning the Octopus in to a tree.

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


cloudjun on Mar 14, 2019:

Hello c: I saw that you left a comment on my profile about watercolors! Thank you for informing me about those watercolor brushes. I should go check them out. Hope your Thursday is going well!

RooBaRoo on Jun 20, 2018:

Hey Robin! Think up your CAH questions!

anrtist on Jun 9, 2018:

They arrived today and they are so delicate and lovely!
They will have to be framed in a gold bamboo frames with black backgrounds!!! ;-)
Thanx again! Blessings, cc

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