Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2021 11:30 am


Date Joined: February 11, 2020
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: December 13
Country: Germany

About Me

Hi! I live in Germany and love finding something other than ads and bills in my mailbox. :) I used to host and participate in swaps between 2003 and 2007 in Yahoo! Groups, one of which I co-ran for a of couple years. Early in 2020 I was reminiscing about those times and came across Swap-bot. Shortly after, the pandemic hit and rediscovering swapping ended up being the highlight of my year.

I'm now in my mid-30s, no children, but I still love cute and beautiful stationery, stickers, and writing supplies! Some more things I enjoy are:
- Flow Magazine
- childhood stories and illustrations
(for example, I love the stories I grew up with by Astrid Lindgren and their classic illustrations by Ilon Wikland)
- the MBTI - I'm an INFP!
- history
- learning about different people and cultures
- languages (working on Spanish and Russian)
- traveling!


I grew up in the US and have been living in Germany for over 12 years. I have been to quite a few cities in Europe, but am determined to see many more. I really enjoy northern cities like Reykjavík, Dublin, and Amsterdam, but also love the south of France and places with Mediterranean flair.

Top 5 places I want to go:
- south of Spain
- Norway
- Sweden
- Russia
- and Provence while the lavender is blooming!


Swap-bot has been amazing at getting me in touch with my creativity! Through swaps I have learned about and made my first ATCs, mini pocket letters, flipbooks, zines, and lots of decorated envelopes. I have so many ideas and things I still want to try and I love making something special for my swap partners. Before joining Swap-bot I didn't know about clear stamps or die cutting machines, but now I have both. It's amazing how quickly craft and stationery supplies can accumulate once you have an excuse to buy them! Especially washi tape rolls... I'm pretty sure those things multiply quicker than rabbits!


I'm not picky, but if you need ideas for a swap, I love to receive all sorts of paper goodies, such as:

  • nice used postage stamps
  • stickers
  • washi tape
  • vintage ephemera
  • interesting book pages, especially from old children's books
  • cut-outs
  • die cuts
  • tags
  • journaling cards
  • embellishments
  • paper clips
  • letter and note paper
  • envelopes
  • postcards

I love bright colors, but also cute pastels and subdued earthy tones. My favorite colors are turquoise, burgundy, light greens, and dusty pinks.

I love big bold florals and cute illustrations. I'm especially into cute dinosaurs and love foxes, hedgehogs, squirrels, and other woodland critters and themes, like mushrooms and Autumn leaves.

An ABC of themes I like:

A – Animals, Adventure, Autumn, Advent
B – Butterflies, Buttons, Berries, Bicycles, Books, Botanical
C – Color, Cuteness, Citrus, Clouds, Coffee
D – Dinosaurs, Dragons, Daydreams, Doodles
E – Europe
F – Family, Flowers, Florals, Foxes, Food
G – Gnomes, Gingerbread
H – Hygge, History, Hedgehogs, Houses
I – Illustrations, Introverts
J – Jokes
K – Keepsakes, Keys
L – Love, Letters, Lists, Languages, Lemons
M – Matryoshkas, Mushrooms, Mysteries, Mediterranean
N – Night, Nature
O – Oceans
P – Paper, Pens, Positivity, Patterns, Plants, Piglets, Penguins, Polar Bears
Q – Quotes, Quiet
R – Rainbows, Rain
S – Seas, Shells, Sunshine, Stars, Snow, Squirrels, Snails, Sarcasm
T – Travel, Trees, Thrifting, Tea
U – Umbrellas, Upcycling
V – Violet, Velvet, Vintage
W – Washington (State), Waterfalls, Woodlands, Wildflowers, Westies
X – Xenophilia
Y – Yesteryears, Yore
Z – Zoological

I especially enjoy illustrated postcards and nice postage stamps.

I really love so many different things, so don't worry too much and feel free to surprise me. I love seeing your personal touch!


Comment: Nice! I just LOVE the stickers. It made my day. and the journal cards are very creative. Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad to hear that. 😊❤️
Comment: I sure hope you get to go to that store soon. It sounds like a fun place to browse and shop. I looked it up and browsed a bit myself on the website. The beaded flower DIY project caught my eye. :)
Response: Thank you! I think soon I'll be able to go. 😊 I'm glad you got my swap. Have a nice weekend! ❤️
soyprincesa2 rated for Postcard Trifecta #2 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Such an interesting postcard. I want to get to London so bad!! I hope to after the world starts to heal from covid. Thank you!!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Have a great weekend! ❤️
KellyR rated for Postcard Trifecta #2 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Great card and stamp, thank you!!
Response: I'm glad you liked them! Have a nice weekend! ❤️
Comment: Danke liebe Donate für diese fabelhafte Blumenpost :) Die Idee meinen Namen schicken, ach toll!!! Ich freu mich immer sehr, wenn ich Deine Handschrift im Postfach erblicke :) :) Alles Liebe <3
Response: Ich freue mich auch sehr, wenn meine Post Dir gefällt! 🥰 Ich hoffe es geht Dir gut und schicke ganz liebe Grüße 💕
funstuff rated for Postcard Trifecta #2 on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: I received your lovely postcard today. The picture on the front is great. The stamps were great too. I sure hope someday to visit Germany, Having grown up in the NW how does it compare? Doris
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! 😊 Southwestern Germany, where I live, is pretty different from southeastern WA, where I grew up. I would say both have their pros and cons. 😉 Have a great weekend! ❤️
Comment: Received. I’ll send these on for the next swap.
Response: Thank you! 😊❤️
kizzlets rated for LDEM - Thinking of You - March 21 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Hello, much appreciated for the happy mail! Happy swapping and thank you for brightening my mailbox!
Response: Thank you! 😊❤️
evanselli rated for WIYM - Tiny blind Spring swap :) on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely swap. I love the postcard and sticker.😊❤️
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad they reached you quickly. 🙂
Hunbun rated for LDEM - Eclectic mix of....Words :) on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the wordiness, especially the German book pages!
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you liked them! ❤️
dreamlady66 rated for Easter postcard - EUROPE only on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Tolle Karte, schön bunt & frühlingshaft - ebenso toll dekoriert - vielen Dank!
Response: Vielen Dank 🙂
Comment: Thank you very much for the cute items - I LOVE the aloha-die cut and especially the Sleeping Beauty card <3
Response: I'm glad you liked it. 🙂 Take care! 💕🌺
Comment: Toll!!!! Ein herrliches Gute-Laune-Kuvert halte ich da in Händen - dankeschön!!!! Es ist mir ein Rätsel, wie Du es schaffst mich immer wieder zu überraschen, obwohl Du Arme mich schon so oft als Partnerin erwischt hast! Ich mag Deinen Hund, die Karotte wandert auf den Kühlschrank und all die bits und bobs kommen in mein Journal :) :) Hab ein prachtvolles Wochenende liebe Donate <3
Response: Ohh, was für ein liebe Rückmeldung! 🥰Vielen Dank! Ich freue mich sehr, dass es Dir gefallen hat und freue mich auch jedes Mal wenn ich Dich als Partnerin erwische. 🙂 Ich wünsche Dir auch ein prachtvolles Wochenende! 😄 ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the nice mail. I had a one month subscription from stickii club. It was really nice.
Response: Glad to hear that! Enjoy your weekend! ❤️
agneslyra rated for LDEM - Lucky Dip Europe #3 Bonus on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Beautiful paper goodies, but my favorite part was the turtle you drew on the envelope <3 It was lovely. Have a nice weekend!
Response: I'm so glad it has reached you! I liked what you wrote on your profile about everyone can draw. 😉 Enjoy your Sunday! ❤️
diesel101 rated for WIYM: FAMOUS PERSON PC SWAP on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! Malala is definitely a well looked up to person + I liked the card a lot! Take care x
Response: Yay, so glad to hear you liked it! ❤️
chendaleh rated for Handmade Valentine Card on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely card' I love it. And thank you for the cool Disney cards
Response: So glad to hear it has reached you and that you like it. Was fun to put together for you! ❤️
photovivie rated for Frühlingsgrüsse on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für die schöne Karte! Macht gleich Lust auf einen schönen Blumenstrauß - Oder den Balkon zu bepflanzen 😍
Response: Das freut mich, dass sie dir gefallen hat! Ich wünsche dir einen wunderschönen Frühling! 🌺💕
RachelM rated for Huge Giveaway Swap on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for an amazing parcel. What a variety, I love everything. Big hugs🥰🥰
Response: I'm so glad to hear it has reached you and that you like it! I had fun putting it together for you. Hugs! ❤️
weatherwax rated for LDEM - Lucky Dip Europe #3 Bonus on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: haha, deine Dackel-Zeichnung ist einfach famos :) :) Vielen lieben Dank, dass Du bei den Aufklebern extra an mich gedacht hast! Ich freu mich immer sehr über Post von Dir <3 Hab einen gemütlichen Abend :)
Response: Haha, freut mich, dass es Dir gefallen hat! Ich bin nicht geübt in zeichnen. 😅 Dankeschön und einen schönen Sonntag wünsche ich Dir! ❤️

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weatherwax on Feb 11, 2021:

Du hast heute Swap-bot Jubiläum :) :) Gratuliere!!

weatherwax on Dec 24, 2020:

Frohe Festtage!!!! Hab ein wunderbares und gemütliches Weihnachtsfest, genieße die Feiertage und bleib gesund!

Alles Liebe <3

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

noname13 on Dec 13, 2020:

🎄 Hallo Donate, vielen Dank für deine "Danke-Karte" mit dem Weihnachtsmarkt. Der fehlende Weihnachtsmarkt dieses Jahr ist echt wirklich schade, ich bin sonst mindestens dreimal die Woche abends nach Feierabend einfach auf einen Glühwein und eine kleine Leckerei. Ich liebe einfach die Gerüche auf dem Weihnachtsmarkt. Liebe Grüße aus Braunschweig, Andrea 🎄

thisismeAXiD on Dec 2, 2020:

Happy birthday

LadyJo on Nov 20, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday post card! I had a wonderful day! The kids even got me an ice cream cake! Yum!

LavenderSprinkles on Sep 23, 2020:

Thank you!

djcamp04 on Aug 27, 2020:

Thank you @LiliLuv Dad’s card did arrive today! He is still enjoying his birthday month. Thank you for helping put a smile on his face. ❤️

Jessysutanto on Aug 5, 2020:

"It's always seems impossible until it's done." -Nelson Mandela

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