Swap-bot Time: June 13, 2021 2:30 pm


Date Joined: April 5, 2017
Last Online: June 12, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

I would be extremely grateful for any ephemera related to The Year of The Ox. I'm trying to create a layout, and so far all I have been able to find are US Postage stamps, and a postcard that a very kind swapper sent me before I even thought to ask. If you have Year Of The Ox anything, or Chinese themed ephemera that you would like to share, I would absolutely love to have it!

If you haven't received a swap from me, please let me know. If you sent a swap I haven't acknowledged yet, please let me know that too.

If you are a swap recipient and haven't gotten your swap yet, please message me prior to leaving a 1 rating. It's either on its way, or possibly lost in the mail.

If I haven't rated your swap yet, it's because I haven't gotten your swap yet. If you think you sent something I should have gotten by now, please message me and let me know so I can keep a lookout for it.

If you are a swap participant trying to figure out what to send me for a swap, feel free to read on below for the specifics.

Thanks for stopping by!

Favorite Crafts

I love pens, paper, stationary, post cards, postage stamps, markers, pretty much anything related to correspondence.

I am obsessed with junk journaling and travel scrapbooking.

I have no artist talent to speak of, so I won't be joining swaps that require you to make something. I'm fine with receiving handmade items, but I wouldn't want to disappoint anyone with something I've created.

Yes, Please!

I love all kinds of washi tape, all kinds of stationary, all kinds of paper and note cards, all kinds of post it notes.

I would love anything with a narwhal, Totoro or hot air balloon, clock, typewriter or carousel on it. I have no idea why I'm obsessed with these things.

I also collect shaped paperclips, envelopes, tiny houses (on washi tape, charms, postcards, drawings, whatever), fairy garden supplies, all kinds of ephemera but especially vintage, tags, pockets, die-cuts, pretty much anything flat that I can stick into a junk journal.

No, Thanks!

I am not fond of:

  • Ripped out book pages - please don't murder innocent books!
  • Strong odors - they make me quite ill
  • Magazine or Encyclopedia cut outs - the paper is too flimsy for me to work with
  • sports themed anything
  • Disney themed anything
  • school or rewards themed anything
  • hearts of any kind
  • pictures of household animals (don't get me wrong, I love actual cats, dogs and horses, but I don't need pictures of them)
  • smiley faces
  • Barbie or other toys
  • baby themed anything
  • wedding themed anything

Washi Tape

There is no bad Washi tape, but if you happen to have some in your stash, I would be especially happy to get anything with:

  • gears
  • fall/autumn
  • clocks
  • houses
  • mushrooms
  • hot air balloons
  • flowers
  • really pretty much any fun designs

Overall, I prefer patterns over solid colors. If you have a style or pattern that you think is unique to your area (i.e. did not come from Michaels, A.C. Moore or Target) I'd love to get that as well.

Favorite Themes

  • Steampunk (Gears, Clocks, Goggles, Machinery)
  • Fantasy
  • Travel
  • Vintage
  • Tiny houses or cottages
  • Paris
  • Sea and Sea Creatures
  • Clouds
  • Gardens, Flowers, Plants, Trees
  • Space
  • Carosels/Circus
  • Sky
  • Fall/Autumn
  • Beach

And just for full disclosure, some themes I'm not interested in at all include:

  • Sports
  • Babies
  • School
  • Weddings


Most of the stickers swaps I have signed up for are sender's choice, so by all means, send me your choice.

But I would be especially glad to get stickers that are decorative (think interesting shapes, swirls and designs rather than cartoons or pictures of animals).

I would be especially grateful for stickers depicting the following:

  • tiny houses or lighthouses
  • hot air balloons
  • leaves, trees or feathers
  • anything travel themed
  • tags
  • anything space themed
  • mystical creatures of any kind such as mermaids and dragons
  • clouds
  • flowers
  • vines
  • dragonflies
  • bird, bird houses or bird cages
  • buildings and castles


Please, please, please, please do not send me touristy/destination/Greetings From type postcard unless it is a place you are actually from.

I've been participating in a lot of postcard swaps that involve sending blank postcards, and overall, I like to think I'm not too picky, but I keep getting similar touristy postcards that I don't know what to do with, other than send them off to someone else who probably also doesn't want them.

I knew it was bad when I sent off a touristy postcard in a swap and got back the exact same postcard in another swap from a DIFFERENT person a few weeks later.

I would LOVE to get postcards that feature artworks, carousels, lighthouses, Space, pretty much anything listed in my favorite themes area above. Fpr me, weird, creative and beautiful postcards beat tourist postcards any day of the week.


I read and collect:

  • Cozy mysteries
  • Mysteries in general
  • Urban fantasy
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy

Sorry, but these aren't for me:

  • History
  • Sports
  • Biographies
  • Romance novels

My Crafting Confessions

  • I'm way better at collecting craft materials than using them.

  • I buy nice things and then don't use them because I want to save them because they are so nice.

  • I buy stuff I don't know what to do with just in case I someday know what to do with it.

  • If I do finish a craft project, I tend to give up the craft entirely after that.


Steph80 rated for Notecards in a envelope swap on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: Tara! What a lovely thing to receive in the mail today! I love all the notecards, you even sent an extra 1! The dream catcher is my favourite one. And that little envelope…..so cute!! 😍 Thank you so much!
Risna rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #16 on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: What a fun card! Thank you so much for sending it. I've never been to San Francisco though. You asked about the place I'd pick if I could travel to anywhere... tough question for me because there are so many places on my travel bucket list. I think I'd pick the Hawaiian Islands or New Zealand. What's your choice?
Comment: I love seeing familiar names in these swaps. Thank you for the stickers! You did great and especially this butterfly! 💜
pattiairel rated for Notecards in a envelope swap on Jun 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice note cards...♥ Happy to swap with you again.
Catida rated for PC from a Place I Don't Live #16 on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Paris view card :) I've never visited Paris either, but my parents have been there a few times for their anniversary. I'd love to go to Israel one day, to see the biblical places, and to Iceland for a horse tour in the unique nature. And to Croatian to see the beautiful national parks.
lovenita rated for Postcard bag swap R.4 on May 30, 2021
Comment: What an absolutely amazing package! Totally made my day. Thanks bunches!
hppyjessa rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this amazing swap! If I could give more than one heart, I would! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my profile carefully and send things you knew I would like (including Pope Benedict XVI!)! These kinds of swaps are the best part of Swap-Bot! Thank you for brightening my mailbox!
CANNEKCUL rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the wonderful gifts! ♥️
Comment: Thank you for all of the floral themed goodies, I will use them well <3
Comment: Thank you for the great stickers! Love the Hello Kitty popcorn sticker!
MisplacedfromPA rated for Postcard Bag Round 2 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I will pass this bag along on round 3. Happy Swapping. Enjoy your Easter.
Comment: Thanks!
coffeef1rst rated for Ugly Postcard Swap #27 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I do think the PC isn't so bad:)
Comment: Thank you, I would love to go to Rome someday too!
1happyday rated for April Birthday Card Swap on Mar 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!!! I am saving the card and candy for my actual birthday, but I opened the extra stuff because I cannot wait, and I LOVE IT!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the great card and note!
Comment: Thank you for the Rome postcard. I would love to travel there too! Someday soon I hope. :)
Comment: Thank you for the PC. It does look like nice place to visit.👍🏻

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splendorpursuit on Aug 26, 2018:

Randomly rereading your profile and I’m curious too: did you ever find out where folks get the fun postcards? I see a few here and there in large amazon collections but frankly I don’t want to buy 50 of the same type of postcard, you know? Well, maybe botanical, but that’s because I could use them elsewhere in my art.

Ugh. Let me know if you ever get the skinny on how to procure any awesome ones! :)

SpaldingMom0813 on Jan 16, 2018:

Hello!!! Greetings from MD as well! I’m pretty sure I had you as a partner in another swap prior to this. LOL. it is snowing where I live and I LOVE it. Only 2-4 inches which is not enough at all! I want feet! I’m one of those crazy people I know! Happy Swapping!

monteverde1997 on Jan 16, 2018:

HI, Happy New Year! I'm Kim from the Quick and Easy Profile Message #6 swap. I am addicted to junk journaling and travel scrapbooking too. I have never made a travel scrapbook. It would be a lot of fun but I'm more interested in the place I travel to than making a scrapbook. I'm not sure how others take in all the beautiful and new surroundings at the same time scrapbook it. Usually, for me the scrapbook comes much later. Over Christmas break, I made my first Junk Journals and gave them away as gifts. I'm now officially addicted!!! Recently, I just finished my own Junk Journal and am very excited about filling it with all the junk I have found. I didn't know I had so much junk! I hope you have a great day! Happy crafting!! Kim

Aynora on Jan 16, 2018:

Quick and Easy Profile message #6

Good morning from the midwest! I hope you are having a fantastic day. It's quite frigid here in the midwest, we have a low of 5 degrees today with the snow and ice packed all over the streets. Stay safe and warm!

biasbabe on Jun 30, 2017:

Welcome to swap bot. To answer your first question on your profile I would say that 10 type three swaps anything after that I think your not a newbie here anymore. But, I have been on here since 2008 and still feel like I haven't found out all of what I need . Good luck dear.

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