Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2021 3:28 pm


Date Joined: July 13, 2020
Last Online: May 17, 2021

Country: Netherlands

I’m Robyn💕

May 2021

About me:

I am happily married with 2 adult children and 1 very good boy. Our nest is almost empty. This is a new and strange season for me but it feels right and I have never felt better! I love my children deeply but it is so exciting to see them grow and have their own lives. I am so happy for them.

For the past 25 years I have worked part-time as a caregiver for patients who need long term care at home. I am american but I have been living in the Netherlands for a long time. I can speak dutch fluently but writing dutch is still very hard for me.

I take swapping very seriously. I will always try to do my best to create something special for you. If you have any comments or questions please message me. If I am your swap host I will always angel. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly.

I try to reuse, recycle, upcycle as much as possible. I don’t let things go to waste.

Just to let you know, Postal service is closed in Holland on Sunday’s and Monday’s. Therefore your swap might be stamped at a later date.

Together with @stachel I co-host the euroswappersonly group

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Postcards and Stamps

I quite enjoy the postcard swaps. My favorites are:

  • forest animals

  • city or country where you are from/live

  • funny, quirky

  • I LOVE BIRDS! All kinds but expecially woodpeckers, robins, tits and sparrows.

  • butterflies

  • vintage

  • art

Any new or used postcards or stamps

Christian themed items are ok with me.

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Favorite Crafts

Atc’s, paper creations and mail art.

wish list

  • Anything Princess Diana

  • Ephemera

  • Owls, foxes, woodpeckers, hummingbirds butterflies

  • stickers (no foam stickers please)

  • Stationary/briefpapier I can use/reuse little bits and pieces of paper.

  • tassels

  • tags

  • used postage stamps

  • vintage postcards, stickers , paperscraps. I love more vintage colors and themes. Please no reward or disney stickers.

  • tea (please no rooibos or licorice)

  • small homemade envelopes

  • anything forest themed, nature, flowers or butterflies.

  • washi tape (please no pink) No Disney.

I love dark colors. Rich reds, purple, browns, caramel. I often combine these colors with oker dark yellows, gold. to warm these colors more.

  • postcards new or used


I take my labrador retriever for walks everyday. I like to jog and work out. Before the pandemic I went to the gym several times a week. Now I do home pilates and bodypump. BodyPumpwithLars

UPDATE: YES! I am exercising again!

My hobbies are painting and creating anything with paint and or paper. I like museums. I have been to many with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam topping the list. I admire Van Gogh ( I live close to where he was born) Chagall and Gustav Klimt.

Thank you for reading my profile. ♥

**I’m currently reading....**

Ik Ga Leven— Lale Gül

Whisper Network — Chandler Baker


Comment: Such a beautiful view, thank you! :D
dreamlady66 rated for ESO: two bags of tea swap on May 17, 2021
Comment: Ty for your neat envie with extra encl., arriving today, yeah ❤ Unf., I cannot drink fruit tea due to my intolerances :( Stay safe & groetjes to NL!
Response: Goodness, now I see it! Can I send you maybe some earl gray or celyon?! I’m resending!
Lilyhax rated for PH: Naked Postcards to 4 Partners #4 on May 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the garden illistration.
Response: Your welcome take care!
samsstuff rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 15, 2021
Comment: Homemade frosting is so much better than store bought & the frosting they ice cakes with in store bakeries isn't even in the same league!
Response: Ive got a serious obsession with frosting lol! Thank for your rating!
user6937 rated for MAS 1 For All - Sparrow on May 15, 2021
Comment: I've never heard of this one - but, it's supposed to be in Alberta, so I'll keep an eye out for it! Thanks for the gelli prints :)
Response: I just thought they have alot of sass and attitude..lol.. Thank you !
Comment: Thanks Robyn for your fantastic ATC, and your gelli background is great. Thanks ever so much for joining this swap.
Response: There so fun to make don’t you think? I’m enjoying my gelli plate. Its easy to get some backgrounds made. I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for rating and the heart!!
Arhel rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards (Double Down) on May 14, 2021
Comment: ...and I got another swap from you today! A good swapping day! :D Thanks for the awesome cards!
Response: It’s funny how I sometimes get the same partner several swaps in a row haha!! Thank you for your rating!
Arhel rated for ESO: Happy Happy postcard swap on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great tulip postcard! I love flowers, and I appreciate the design!
Response: Your welcome! Thank you for your rating!
Comment: Thank you so much for the card. We’re almost out of lockdown too and really looking to enjoy spring/summer.
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard - I hope your lockdown has ended and that the weather has gotten better!
Response: Your very welcome! Thank you!
Tessssssa rated for NS: simpel ephemera mapje on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely pocket folder. I love everything in it!
Response: I cannot believe how fast you got it!! I had so much fun making this and it was so easy to do! I look at alot of tutorials on yt and for me simple and easy bases are the funniest to work with! Have a great week! Thanks for your rating:)
lorz88 rated for ESO: Handmade postcard swap. #2 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Hi Robyn, thank you so much for the gorgeous postcard I received today, very pretty, I especially love thered butterfly sticker! Thanks again. Glad to hear you're starting to come out of lockdown, we are too!!
Response: Wow that was fast!! I guess mail is picking up again,hopefully at least :) Thank you for joining this swap. Hopefully we can all keep the eso group active. Take care!!
Ree87 rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 9, 2021
Comment: Happy swapping!
Response: You too!
shirleyinCA rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #31 on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for great postcards and an extra! Fun map papers, too, and all in such a lovely collaged envelope! Very classy swap card - and wow, your dad lived in Yorba Linda! Hope spring is warming up for you there and vaccine is becoming available! Finally we don't need to try and make appointments - just stroll into most pharmacies at your convenience! Lots of celebrities are making videos to persuade people to get vaccinated!
Response: I’m glad you got it! We lived in El Toro what is now Lake Forest, next to the air force base. One day I want to go back to Orange County items probably changed alot. Finally it was spring temps with Mother’s day! I hope your well stay safe!
TexyDeb rated for LSRUS: Birthday Cards for Donovan on May 9, 2021
Comment: Black Forest
Response: Definitely in the top five for me!
Comment: Have a most wonderful day.
Response: You too! Thank you!
blubutterfly rated for MAIL ART - Used Postage Stamps on May 7, 2021
Comment: Hi Robyn:) Thanks for the lovely envie and goodies! Such a nice swap to receive, it brightened my day considerably! The PC with the tulips reminded me of my late father-in-law, he and I were trying to grow a very similar variety here for Canada's birthday a few years back and it made me smile to see. I will have to post that one up in my office:) The stamps you used as the actual postage did not get cancelled! I wonder if the sorting machine was confused by all the stamps? Thank-you again for such a thoughtful and pretty swap! Hope you are well:)
Response: Then you got to extra stamps I hope!! My mom also planted tulips that I brought her from Holland. Every year they would come back. Good memories.Take care and have a nice weekend!
Poftoffel rated for ESO: May ATC - receivers choice on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely atc!! I love how you used Lorna Dane… Polaris! And I love the backgrounds you made… I could never get anything nice out of my gelli plate XD I’ll tell you about the green haired tomorrow in a comment, it’s rather boring really but I’m too tired now XD
Response: If I had to have green hair I would want Lorna’s! I having been using my gelli plate alot. Today was the perfect day to practice!! take care!
lorelejka rated for ESO Paper Lovers swap on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you soooo much for your beautiful letter. I love it so much❤☺⚘
Response: Your welcome! I’m relieved to know you got it and that you liked it! Take care!
Comment: Mm omg Cakeeeeee! LOL!!!
Response: Hahahahaha!!! cakeeee!

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Poftoffel on May 17, 2021:

Ik had je getagd in de handgemaakte postcard tag en ik ben je niet vergeten hoor! Hij komt eraan! Sorry voor de vertraging ik had een bijholte-ontsteking en antibiotica en alles :O

jeka396 on May 15, 2021:

Got your thank you card today! Very pretty!

isandie on May 5, 2021:

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! You are so sweet to send me some teas from Netherlands! 🥰🥰🥰

tcornell on May 1, 2021:

Thank you for your awesome letter, and the goodies- in such a beautiful mail art envie ♥ (I Feel Like Writing About tag) !

RachelM on Apr 30, 2021:

Robyn, thank you so much for your wonderful reviews!! I'm so grateful to have you as a friend. Big hugs Rachel 🥰🥰

jamicam on Apr 29, 2021:

Thank you, Robyn! You are so very thoughtful. I will write back soon!


anicka22 on Apr 28, 2021:

Dankjewel voor de fijne brief en extras! Ga je snel post terugsturen :)

Johanna51 on Apr 26, 2021:

Hello, I read in your profile that the stamps in your supermarket are sometimes sold out. At the website Post.nl you can buy real stamps and they will be sent to your home. Another possibility is buying stamps from another website: Postzegelsmetkorting.nl. They are a little cheaper than the normal stamps. All the best.

Snaileditcrafts on Apr 8, 2021:

Hi Robyn, I got your letter! I will sending my reply soon! Thank you for being patient with me! p

user1664 on Apr 6, 2021:

Thank you for the butterfly ATC from the ATC Pay it Forward tag in the forums. So exciting for me to receive mail from The Netherlands! I like the different stamps and ephemera you used in the composition to complement the butterfly.

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