Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2022 7:15 am


Date Joined: May 16, 2017
Last Online: May 17, 2022
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States

About Me

I always send swaps and rate as well! If you don't receive a rating, I didn't receive the swap as of yet or it was lost in the mail. I will contact the swap partner if I don't receive something in a months time, before I rate a bad rating. Life happens and this is to be a fun experience, not a stressful hobby.

f you don't receive a swap let me know before giving me a bad rating. I don't flake, so message me first!

I am a wife and mother to 3 children. I love living in a rural area. I enjoy reading, pen paling, collecting postcards, watching movies, cooking, and life in general.

I enjoy reading cozy mysteries, other mysteries, Christian fiction, cookbooks, self care books, flower/garden, travel and biographies.

I like to travel to see other small towns, lighthouses, covered bridges, the scenic area there. I also have enjoyed camping or staying at a cabin to explore the mountains.

I like collecting postcards from other places that show the person's town, historical place, flowers native to that area, scenic postcards, and local foods, lighthouses, snow capped mountains, covered bridges, famous buildings, and countryside, I like Lantern Press and Zazzle post cards as well!

Favorite colors that I like: Bright Pink or Fushia, Lime Green, Sunshine Yellow, Purple, Navy, and Red,

Favorite room colors, I like cream, light brown, so I can accent it with a brighter color. Accent colors purple, reds, greens, blues, and yellows.

Favorite Crafts

I liked to do Mail art, mainly with washi tape, stickers, stamps, cut outs. I am exploring at getting more creative here.

I do a little with card making, sometimes handmade postcard as well.

I guess you would say, I am into paper crafting. I enjoy others handmade items, such as sewn, crochet, knitting, and cross stitch.

My favorite past time is really getting postcards ready for my Elderly project. I take on about 6 or 7 people at a time who have a medical condition or up in years to send the ABC's in postcards. I started this in 2020 with a widow who were friends with my parents. She was lockdown in her retirement home. I would talk to her by phone but decided sending the next 26 weeks the ABC's in postcards. I loved doing it so much I decided to do up to 7 people at a time. I pick them out of my stash than fancy them up with washi or stickers. I have them all in a baggie with the address to mail out every Monday. So anytime you have extra postcards or postcard stamps I will use them toward this project. I actually have a friend who liked the idea so much, she is also going to do this. You can send only so many cards saying Thinking of you! I here the receiver tries to guess what the next post card will be for the letter.

A B C 's of things I like!

A- Apple themed, Animals, Art, Address labels

B- Books, Bookmarks, Book related theme, Biographies, Bible verses, Beach, Burt's Bees, Bee themed, Butterfly themed, Blankets, Barns, Birds, Beatrix Potter anything

C- Countries cultures, Covered Bridges, Chocolate candy, Coffee themed, Christmas, Christian themed items, Cookbooks, Chicken themed, Cow themed, Cozy, Candles, Classical, Country, and Christian music, Camping and Cabin themed, country themed

D- Die cuts, Dish cloths, Dark chocolate, Devotionals, double sided tape, Daphne's Diary

E- Europe anything, England themed, Ephemera, Easter, Essential oil candles and soaps

F- Farm themed, Farm Animals, Flowers, Fall themed, Fruit themed

G- Gift cards to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Cracker Barrel, Panara Bread, Chick-Fil-A, Barnes and Nobles.

H- Handmade items or Handmade envelopes, Hot Air Balloon Themed, Hiking, Hot Chocolate, Herbs, Holiday Tea Towels

I- Ice cream, Inspiration, Ink stamps

J- Journals, Joyful

K- Kitchen tea towels(Seasonal ones, red, white, or beige), Koalas, Keurig cups of hot chocolate, hot tea, cider, coffee

L- Lighthouse themed, Lemonade, Lemon themed, Lantern Press Postcards, Lang Stationary products

M- Magazines, Mail, Markers, Music, Movies, Milk Chocolate, Mountains, Maps

N- Notecards, Nautical, Nuts, Naked Bee skin products, Nature

O- Ocean, Organic soaps, Owls

P- Postcards, Pillows, Pens, Plants, Peppermint anything, Pandas, Panda Brand Black Licorice, Punch Studio products, Pretty Paper Napkins, Peter Rabbit(Beatrix Potter)

Q- Quilted handmade items, Quality socks, Quotes

R- Roosters, Reading, Red, Rainy Themed, Regional snacks

S- Stickers(no foam or teacher ones though) sheets or the bigger vinyl ones, Sunflowers, Stationary, Sweet Tea, Snail Mail themed, Souvenir magnet, Snowmen themed, Spring or Summer themed, Signs with quotes or few words, Seashore, Snacks, and Sweets Scents I like for candles, soaps, lotions, (cucumber and mint, grapefruit, orange blossom, cranberry, really any fruits, peppermint, to name a few)

T- Traveling, Travel themed items, Tea(Mint, Peach, White tea, Plain Black, Green tea with mint, but not Chia), Tea cups tea themed, Tote Bags, Tropical, Trader Joe's Surprise

U- United States Postage Stamps always needed, Umbrella themed

V- Verse cards, Valentine's Day, Vintage Postage Stamps

W- Washi tape rolls, Winter themed, Writing themed, Woodland Animals themed, Waterfalls, Wooden signs with words or quotes

X- Xtra flat goodies you want to share

Y- Your handmade items

Z- Zoo Animals themed


-Unused Postage Stamps

-Ultra Fine point Sharpie pens, any color

-Pentel Liquid Gel Pens, any color

-Blank postcards see my likes above or below

-Stickers (no foam or teacher) sheets or the bigger vinyl ones I use in my journal

-Alphabet Stickers to use in my Elderly Project

-Magazine, Biography book, Travel Book

-Handmade Envelopes

-Something with the word Adventure on it.

-Surprise from my above list of ABC's

-Any size Return Address labels(use the tiny ones on postcards)

-Your Handmade crochet, hand sewing creations.

-Pressed Pennies

-Flip Calendars that you can use year after year! I could use a different one or several. I like one at my desk, kitchen, ect.

-Trader Joe's Fabric bag or the washable ones they sell. These usually are different state to state.

Postcard Wishlist

Any Europe Landmarks

Coastal (Beach, Lighthouses, Coast Lines, Tropics)

Flowers(like roses, star gazer lilies, lupines, sunflowers, tulips, as my favorites but like almost all Flowers)

Your town or city

Collecting State Capital Postcards!

Any tourist card

That would be my preferences right now but I am sure I will like it whatever you do send. Just keep it child friendly! You can write on the back and send it. I like real photos for the most part. I do like Christopher Arndt Postcards as well. I am a fan of current postcards and not really into vintage ones.


Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card! Pink flowers, pink writings, the floral washi, and the stickerโ€ฆ.it all just screamed spring! Finally it is feeling spring-like here :)
simcoe54 rated for Take Your Pick - Naked Map #14 on May 15, 2022
Comment: Love the map pc. Thanks
TexyDeb rated for CPG Where I Live PC - Global on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for everything, postcard, postage stamps and decorations.
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Mail Art Flowers #2 on May 8, 2022
Comment: Love the envelope! Thank you for the cards inside. Love it all!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. Receiving happy mail made my day. Take care and keep on swapping...
toni rated for CPG April 22 Senders Choice PC - US on May 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful postcard!
glennasgarden rated for CF - Postcard Fun! on May 5, 2022
Comment: I would love to visit a lavender farm. I like the smell of lavender. Hope you get to visit one! Thanks for the beautiful PC. Wonderful verse~ The grass withers the flowers fade but the word of our God will stand forever. Isaiah 40:8
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful envie and extra quote card. There is a quote that says "green is the primary color of the world..." Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
sleepykitty rated for Note on a Postalette 2 on May 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and the surprise of Giving Tree stamps! I have always loved that book!
Writercat rated for IFM: Altered PC Swap #2 on May 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for your cute and fun beach postcard. Love it! Cathy
grammypammy rated for GIFT ~ Faith Sister ~ April on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for being a blessing! You have encouraged me and sent such wonderful items! Thanks for joining this swap and I hope to see you join again!
grammypammy rated for ABC's & 123's ~ April on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: Updated: I rated you already but it was actually for another swap, because you were sending to me twice in April. I did receive this actual swap today. Thank you for the brown sack, notecards and postcards. My husband and I visited the Strasburg Railroad when we were in PA back in 2016 and we viewed the museum and rode the train, but I didn't get a postcard, so now I have one for memento! Thanks for everything!
Chaosfay rated for CPTG: 2 for 2/22/22 Global on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I received it over a week ago. Iโ€™m not opening it until Christmas time as the swaps I get are the only things I get at Christmas that I donโ€™t buy myself and I love surprises! I am super excited to start my stash of stocking stuffers, thank you!
Comment: Hello dear Jo ! Thank you for your so lovely postalette and your Wonderful note and the 2 Forever stamps. Which you really didn't need to send or anything else. I'm always happy with no tuck-ins and still rate a heart. But thank you so much for your kindness. We too here, have been weeding & mulching. Plus my husband rototilled for my gardens as well and they're ready to to plant in. I have already planted my potatoes. We should get at least a 50 pound bag worth or maybe more. Our Spring is a lot like yours. Cool one day & warm the next & so so forth. Just love the bouncing around weather, Not! ๐Ÿ˜• You say your Tulips are up already. Love those! Our Daffodils are all up. I cover them up, when I know we're going to get a frost. Too pretty to lose them already. Oh, also my Snowdrops are up as well. Love these flowers so much! I hope your daughter had a lot of fun, with her friends to NJ beach. Gosh, I miss that! It's a few yrs. since we were to Ocean City, NJ. That's my favorite beach and motels are a bit cheaper there. I also love Wildwood, NJ. You asked me, Do you know the Author's book "The Giving Tree"? I sure do and read it yrs. ago. Believe it or not I still have that book. I had a "Hope" chest and that's one thing I put in it. ๐Ÿ˜Š I still have the "Hope" chest & is in our attic. Eventually, I will hand it down to my eldest daughter Holly age 40 or will be on June 8th. Maybe I'll give it to her for birthday. Oh my gosh, Saying her age, made me feel even older yet, ha! Well, Jo, I very much enjoyed reading your note. Thank you again. Have a wonderful evening Jo!
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ 3, 2, 1 of 2022 on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your 3-2-1 with me. I love your keep at it attitude toward your goals.
Eulegirl rated for CPG Mar'22 Stocking Stuffer - US on Apr 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you! I look forward to opening these at the end of the year!!
Comment: Love the super cute envelope! Thank you!
BlueberryLady rated for CF List your wishes #3 on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: Love the fabric and the Envies! ! ! and the verses.! ! ! buzy here too.. computer acting up and then it will stop typing... Hugs and thank you. 4/22/2022
suepier rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #14 on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice map postcard from Indiana. I was there once for 1 hour when we went to Chicago.

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LindaW on May 10, 2022:

Hope youโ€™re doing well. Enjoy your week!๐Ÿ˜ƒ

phillaine on May 8, 2022:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes and your absolutely delightful letter! โ™ฅ I loved hearing about your travels. I'm quite fond of Mackinac Island as well, by foot or bicycle, but one can't separate its memory from the mixed aroma of chocolate fudge and horse manure--and of course all the lilacs during the lilac festival! :) I've always always wanted to visit Maine. I'm not fond of the desert either, having lived there 4 years. So many things to talk about! I look forward to visiting with you more soon. โ™ฅ

susieq11 on May 7, 2022:

Jo! Thank you so much for the amazing wishes for WW May! I love the card and all the fun goodies!!! Ooh that washi looks awesome! Thanks for thinking of me and spoiling me with fun goodies!!! xoxo

LindaW on May 3, 2022:

Happy May to you!๐ŸŒป

grammypammy on May 2, 2022:

I received another envie from you today for Faith Sister April, I love the Nautical theme envie you made! Also, I received the ABC's & 123's Swap but I had already rated you because I was thinking some of the stuff you sent me in April was for that swap, but apparently it wasn't. You can check your rating for what I wrote. Thanks for all you've done! Hugs, Pam

middleearthtraveller on Apr 29, 2022:

Hello! I received #2/3 for RAKs only April RAK! Thank you--what a fabulous selection of stamps!

bluerose3 on Apr 26, 2022:

Thank you for the bookmark and stickers (RAKs Only USA April RAK #2 Gift from my Gift Box drawing). I was just looking for a bookmark to use for the new book I'm reading :)

colleenbUSA on Apr 25, 2022:

Thank you very much for the RAK of PA postcards!

bostianh on Apr 25, 2022:

Have an awesome week.๐Ÿ’—

grammypammy on Apr 24, 2022:

GIFT ~ Faith Sister ~ April

I received your package and loved everything! I've already started reading the magazine, which I love. Thank you so much for all of the goodies!

Hugs, Pam

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