Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2022 4:21 am


Date Joined: February 10, 2020
Last Online: May 20, 2022

Country: United States
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Looking for VINTAGE HALLOWEEN or VINTAGE CHRISTMAS themed paper goods. My name is Missy. I am a wedding photographer. I started penpalling in February, 2020, and have found it a great way to make new friends. It's also been a fresh new way to fuel my creative side.
I just turned 50 and live in Illinois with my husband and 2 children. I grew up in northern Wisconsin and it is truly one of the prettiest places I have ever been (imo) :)

Favorite bug - luna moth

Favorite animal - Orangutan, ducks, whales, jellyfish, and polled herefords

Favorite flower - Dahlia and Peony

Favorite color - blue, olive, peony, and mustard

I tend to gravitate towards a lot of different styles, but nature and everyday life either vintage or not, makes me happy. I really like anything watercolor, clean and modern, torn and vintage, quality stickers are cool, and I LOVE sending postage stamps. One of my favorite parts of sending a letter is choosing the stamp to put on it. Call me odd.

Walking out to the mailbox to find a pretty letter in it is the best. Anyone else bummed when it's a national holiday and there's no mail?

@postalstamplife and @misselitephoto on Insta.

Would like to hear your favorite thing about living where you live. Honest answer, not what you think I would like to hear. :)

Please note: My address is correct as is with the "W" in the postal code. A lot of people ask me about that. :)

I Love

-Original Contemporary Art - Watercolor, Acrylic, etc...

  • Vintage Ephemera of botanicals, bugs, animals, fish, and marine life.

  • beautiful, vintage stickers (2 inches and larger)

  • Modern, comtemporary art stickers, papers, and stamps.

  • Vintage or new unused USA postage stamps

  • Pretty, vintage, or cool address labels

  • Homemade papers

  • Heartfelt letters and notes.

  • Unusual or rare items I like - Polled hereford cattle (they have the white face and red body)

About My Swaps

I am very punctual and I always try to send my swaps out early, before the deadline. If someone doesn't receive one of my swaps within 3 weeks after the deadline date, please let me know right away, before rating me for the swap. I will gladly send out a replacement. I used to say 2 weeks, but the mail has been sporadic lately.

Please be kind. Things happen in life. Reach out first if you feel something is not a 5 for any reason.

Currently Excited About....

  • Vintage stickers or stickers that look vintage
  • John James Audubon images/vintage birds
  • Mushrooms (vintage paper, stickers, notes)
  • Handmade paper or thick quality watercolor papers.
  • Pretty or Cute Address Labels (blank I can address to my penpals on the front of my envelopes)
  • Photo pro magazines (or black and white images torn from them)
  • Unused vintage USA stamps
  • Vintage circus themed items
  • Ducks, whales (save the whales)
  • 4x6, or larger, colorful envelopes. Particularly looking for black or blue.
  • Quality writing utensils (what's your favorite pen to write your letters?)

Tea Swaps

I LOVE all teas, but mostly drink herbal. Fresh, new tea bags only please. However, if you only have black or green teas, that's 100% fine. There are other tea drinkers in the house. My favorite right now is Rooibos or "red bush" tea. My least favorite right now is Chamomile. I don't drink old tea and will toss it.


Currently collecting Pokemon cards for my son, so if you have any laying around.... even one is great.


Fabriqueen rated for Stationery Swap on May 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome stationery and extras! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
aspens rated for WIYM: Say .... WHAT???? on May 16, 2022
Comment: LOL! First of all, the card you chose for me is beautiful! More importantly, I hope the gorilla suit went well. HAHA!
riverwatcher rated for Mr. Zip: Say .... WHAT???? on May 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. I actually had a visual in my mind of your story. ๐Ÿ˜‚
Jbee rated for put birds on! on May 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful bird swap. Really love the envie & goodies โค๏ธ and l love birds - could watch them for hours. Take care & thanks again
HexG rated for Stationery Swap on May 3, 2022
Comment: Ah~ Thank you so much for all of the lovely stationery!! I loved all of the sets and I can't wait to use them c: Thanks again!
Comment: Oh my goodness Missy! What the heck!?! Could you have spoiled me more!?! You sent me so many wonderful goodies. The stamps just kept coming, like wow. I truly enjoyed and loved your swap <3 Thank you for such a fabulous and stuffed envie :D
Response: Awww. What a wonderful note. Glad you enjoyed your happy mail. :)
Comment: Hi Missy! Thank you SO much for the lovely card and the many sweet extras you sent for this swap! I have never heard of a duck feeder! What does it look like? I loved reading your note and your card is so pretty. Wonderful swap and hope we're partnered again very soon!
Response: Looks like an upside down bucket on a big, red plastic bowl. Happy swapping. :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully-packaged mail for this swap. The stamped images are lovely, and I appreciate the extras you threw in! -k
Response: Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: Happy Mail indeed! Envie full of goodies. I'm looking forward to trying the chai tea latte, I love the postcards, and the space stamps are cool. All the other little bits will be used in my outgoing happy mail. One more thing, I love your hometown note card.
Comment: Beautiful! Hi Missy . . . your fairy wren is just gorgeous. They're natives of Australia and so pretty. I love the gorgeous background, and the typography on the card. Many thanks for a lovely card AND for that beautifully quilled card--what a treat!
Response: Yay. Glad you enjoyed my creation.
Comment: That was the best packet of stuff ever. I love the little notecard collage fodder envelope thingy you made. That's going in my journal pocket so I can keep goodies in it all the time.
Response: Wow. That makes me smile.
Comment: Thank you for the tag with the Trumpeter swan. The only place I have seen swans is at the zoo, but just this week I read that as many as 1500 trumpeter swans over-winter very near St Louis so I may go look for them. The extras you sent are wonderful, I love them all. Sorry for the late rating. My daughter lives in Woodstock IL which I think is quite close to Batavia.
Comment: Thanks for this so very generous swap! I love everything including the prettily decorated envie! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry PS: Where did you find Geninne's washi tape? She is my favorite birdie artist!
Response: Thank you for the heart. It was a gift, so not sure where to find it. Sorry, but so glad you liked the swap. :)
Comment: Great swap! Love everything. Lolo says Meow meow Christmas
Comment: It was so delightful going through all the lovely things you sent!! I am thrilled with the stickers, and pretty ephemera, the gorgeous pocket you made. So many wonderful surprises!! Thank you for an amazing swap and a very happy mail day for me!!!
Response: Thank you for the kind comment and the heart.
Comment: WoW what a GLORIOUS swap..... I love the envelope.... just stunning ..... AND the SURPRISES... not just one flat surprise but a BUNCH and I love them all.....thank you so much..... made me SMILE.....many hearts to YOU......
Response: Yay!! I am so glad you loved what I made and sent to you. Decorated envies are my fave....
Comment: I used your joke on my 7 year old nephew he loved it.
Response: Nice!
Comment: Spooky greetings and thank you for your wonderful swap. Love the stickers and cute card. Happy Fall๐ŸŽƒ
mariewilliams810 rated for Halloween Countdown #4 on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: So sorry. I thought I rated you already! Thanks so much for a great swap! Happy Halloween!
Ethony rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 6 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Stunning, than kyou for a wonderful Halloween swap
Response: Wonderful. Happy Holidays. :)

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parakeetmails on Jul 30, 2020:

Thanks for the nice comment on my profile! ;)

AlyssaLynnWrites on Feb 18, 2020:

(response to rating response) No - I didn't get to go!!! I was so bummed.. they went on a cruise and I couldn't afford to tag along at the time. I was bummed.. but I'll eventually catch one! :)

LiMorris on Feb 17, 2020:

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