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Date Joined: September 6, 2012
Last Online: April 12, 2024
Birthday: September 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I love Postcards, used and unused, vintage and new.

I am addicted to scrapbook paper and stationery. I use scrapbook papers for collaging and making my own envelopes.

I love vintage ephemera or anything for junk journals.

I like leather and lace, and pearls and pretty beads for embellishments.

STICKER SWAPS: I'm ok receiving holiday stickers, even if the swap says no holiday stickers allowed. I prefer Christmas and Valentines but am open to receive others as well.

I don't like childish stickers/reward stickers. There are some kid stickers that are really cute but I don't like childish ones. No princess, etc. unless it looks more grown up.

EXPLANATION FOR RECEIVING A 1 RATING: It was for a postcard swap, and I received a message that my partner never received it. I responded and told her if she didn't receive the pc within the next week, I would send her another one. On March 29th, 2022, she sent me a message saying it still had not arrived. I responded and told her I would place another one in the mail that day, which I did.

Soon after, I fell ill and was not on swap-bot again until October of 2023. I did not know that I had a 1 rating until then. I have no problem resending anyone a card that they didn't receive...even if it supposedly happened twice.

My reputation, integrity and ratings are very important to me. I would never flake on anyone. So I will do whatever it takes to redeem that 1.

UPDATE DECEMBER 17, 2015 Because It's Christmas, I've been very generous in my ratings with the Christmas Cards Swaps. I've given hearts to every single person I received a card from whether they deserved it or not. I now wish I hadn't done that because it's not really fair to the swappers who really put forth effort to make it special. By special, I mean TAKING time to WRITE a note more than ONE SENTENCE. Extras don't mean as much to me as someone who takes time to share something about themselves, etc. or shows an interest in me. I've sent out around 200 cards this year and I do my best to make every single one special, even if I've been partnered with the same person 8 different times. That's my rant.

****UPDATE**** DECEMBER 3, 2014 After taking a few months off, I'm back. I noticed I have a 1 rating which I just saw today. I have sent the rater a private message and have addressed the issue and will be resending the item in tomorrow's mail. I will be rejoining the Adventures of the Traveling Postcard for which I have in my posession a postcard belonging to Kristina from Hungary. ***************************

I'm a Virgo. Christmas is my favorite holiday. I love baking, photography, traveling, exploring, and learning new things. Learning how to create mail art is my new obsession. I love the 1930's and 1940's glamour and style. (pin-up girls, WWII) I collect vintage postmarked postcards and piggy banks. One of my passions is photography and I am a member of a camera club. I love boots, gloves and stockings. I have an interest in astrology, numerology and anything paranormal. My favorite black and white movies are The Imitation of Life and Mr. Death Takes a Holiday. I like all kinds of music but mostly new wave from the 1980's, as well as Rock N Roll, and Country. I love Billy Idol, U2, The Cult, Jesus & The Mary Chain, Dinasour Jr, etc. George Strait, Toby Keith, and Kenny Chesney are my favorite country artists. I love the southern states. My favorite is Tennessee. It feels like home to me. I love southern cooking and southern hospitality. I am a huge animal lover, especially dogs. I hate to admit it but I do watch reality tv. I am hooked on Jerseyliscious and all the real housewives except Miami, New York and Atlanta. I still watch Perry Mason and Murder She Wrote. My favorite cop show is Criminal Minds and I also watch ID channel religiously. I like most cooking shows such as Master Chef, Top Chef, Next Food Network Star, The Great Food Truck Race. The truth is, I watch way too much TV but I like it. My celebrity crush is much younger: Eddie Cibrion, Josh Hartnett, Channing Tatum. Celebrities who push politics are a complete turn-off. Oh, did I mention that I love to journal.......writing is what I love to do. I especially love writing letters and receiving them as well. I love snail mail.

Favorite Television

Sitcoms: Big Bang Theory; The Middle; Raising Hope; The Neighbors; The Goldbergs; Anger Management; Two and a Half Men.

Dramas: Nashville; Criminal Minds; Longmier; The Glades; Drop Dead Diva; Witches of East End.

Reality TV: Long Island Medium; Jerseyliscious; Secret Princes; Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Orange County and New Jersey; Chasing Nashville; Vanderpump Rules;

I'm sure that I've forgotten many.

Favorite Movies

Dirty Dancing; My Cousin Vinny; Kindergarten Cop; True Lies; Die Hard; Pretty in Pink; Breakfast Club; Urban Cowboy; Walk The Line; The Help; Here On Earth; Peggy Sue Got Married.....

Favorite Music

I mostly listen to country music now but I love 80's new wave. The Cult, Cure; Jesus and the Mary Chain; Gene Loves Jezebel; The Plimsouls, The Smiths, The Smithereens, Echo and The Bunnymen..... you get the idea.

I also love big hair 80's. Slaughter, Warrant; Cinderella, Candlebox; Poison; Winger, Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister.

Classic Rock: Bruce Springsteen, Led Zeppelin, The Doors.....

Country: Mostly 80's and 90's. I love George Strait, Kenney Chesney; Toby Keith; Reba MacIntire; The Judds;

I also like classic country and some of the new country.

Some new alternative such as Muse, Arctic Monkeys.

Favorite Crafts

I'm not very crafty but I do love making my own envelopes and sometimes I doodle, although I'm a work in progress.

Favorite Books

I LOVE books!!!!!!! Mostly I read non-fiction and I prefer themes. Right now, I'm on a spiritual kick so most of my books are on tapping into intuition and communicating with spirits and the angels. I tend to also buy books about writing, books on sexual subjects; books on success and leadership, etc.

I like to read romance such as the books that Nicholas Sparks writes.I also like suspense and psychological thrillers. Harlen Coben is one of my faves.

True Crime: Many authors. Glenn Puit, especially.


My favorite postcards at this time are Roadside Attractions. You can see my postcrossing site for ideas on what I like. I also like motels, diners, etc. as well as route 66 and ohter touristy cards. Not much into landscapes unless there are cows or barns or some sort of life in them.


Comment: Thanks for the postcards and oddity extras, JarieLyn! I like the comic PC and the vintage photo replica.
minniepic rated for PH: 'Wordle' Postcard Swap on Mar 31, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely postcards and all the extra goodies ❤️❤️❤️❤️ My fave was the Elvis postcard ❤️❤️❤️
Aseret25 rated for SCATTS - J - ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Mar 20, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the Jeremiah Nunan House postecard. We had no duplicate answers.
minniepic rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #58 on Mar 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I loved them all but I really loved the Elvis pc.❤️❤️
Response: I've always loved Elvis. My husband and I went to Graceland for our honeymoon back in 1995.
isabellasnow rated for PH: Pick A Word PC Swap #10 on Feb 28, 2024
Comment: Hi JarieLyn . . . thank you SO much for the sweet cards you chose for me. I'm in love with the bear card ;+) Nice to swap with you!
Response: Nice to have you as a swap partner. I'm glad you like the cards I chose for you.
Jellicle rated for Black & White Postcard Swap on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Hello. Thank you for the “drunk cat” art postcard. It’s a new addition to my collection. I can’t help but wonder what made Kathy Lam think of drawing a drunk cat… Congratulations on completing your chemo. I’m sure you’re glad to have that behind you. I hope your future will be healthy and happy. Best wishes. ~ Bonni
me2az50 rated for Black & White Postcard Swap on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the post card and your note. I really love the post card...it's SO FUNNY.
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS - K - ROUND 13 - US ONLY on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the postcard of the kangaroo and sharing your K answers. I really like how you share your answers in complete sentences... it's like a story.
Response: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed reading your favorites!
julebear rated for What's is your favorite.....PC Swap on Feb 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pc! Like how you wrote your note:)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, I hope you love Braiding Sweetgrass! It's a wonderful book.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty flower pc. Im going to tell my daughter about Dr. Joe. She just got her first nursing job in the ER. I enjoy watching true crime as well. Thanks for sharing your favs.
suepier rated for Postcard Swap (Trivia) #3 - USA on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard and the very interesting trivia facts.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! Braven is my sister. The love fair seems awesome. I hope you get lots of customers!
Response: Thank you! Our love fair didn't attract as many customers as we wanted, but it was a great day.
Catt007 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #249 on Feb 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the fab PC's and your envelope and stamps are lovely. Catch you soon. 😺
Response: Thank you.
Vickyen rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #248 on Jan 30, 2024
Comment: Hi JarieLyn! Thank you for the fun selection of pcs! They are all new to me! The book store and cats, are awesome! And sending me a vintage pc is just so sweet of you! Thank you for making my day with this fun envie of pcs! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: I'm glad you like them. Happy swapping!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Writing Prompt - My Favorites on Jan 28, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the lovely owl postcard and for participating in this swap.
Comment: Thank you for the map PC. I've never been either but imagine I'd melt in the humidity.
Comment: Thank you for the nice note, your handwriting is beautiful!
Response: Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard and the great stamps! I also love getting mail :)

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HannahEnilk on Dec 10, 2016:

Entry 2 has made it! Thank you for sharing the Pueblo storyteller card.

HannahEnilk on Dec 1, 2016:

PC Diary November Entry 3 Received today! Hopefully 2 will follow soon. What a beautiful shot of Zion National Park. Thank you!

HannahEnilk on Nov 16, 2016:

Entry #1 for November PC diary received! Thank you!

ktina on Jul 15, 2015:

Hi! If you come back, would you kind to rate my Adventures of the Travelling Postcard R26 swap I sent May 2014. Thanks!

Sternenfee on Feb 24, 2014:

I hope you are doing fine. Just saw that you haven't been here for some days. Well, wanted to tell you that I have the swap ready to mail. Hope it arrives safely.

TereDiane1954 on Nov 19, 2013:

Welcome to Color and Light! Come check out the swaps, and feel free to jump into conversations.

preslarb on Nov 2, 2013:

Received my Adventures of the Traveling PC #10 back. I assume you mailed it back to me? If so, thanks so much! Time for me to send another one out....it was fun to see where all it has been!! Thanks again! Bonnie P.

AnnieMaxine on Aug 26, 2013:

Hi! Just hoping that you are still interested in participating in Adventures of the Traveling Postcard swap! If you no longer wish to continue, please message me, so I can get the postcard that you have in your possession back! I'd like to keep all of these postcards in rotation! If you do wish to continue, there is a round currently listed!

Thanks! Annie

Rosei on May 23, 2013:

It always depends on the motivation... I find that when I am doing healthy stuff regularly I feel so good that it keeps motivating me! But if I get out of the habit of it for awhile it seems a lot harder when I start again! But I try to do at least very small amounts of something on a daily basis. =)

Momskii on Feb 25, 2013:

since your postcard was due on a Sunday, I am mailing it today (Monday). Pls let me know if you don't get it and I will send another. Have been having trouble with the mail lately. Should have received 9 postcards already and only have 2.

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