ALL SWAPS DUE ARE SENT THIS WEEK. I am taking a hiatus from swap bot. My business is growing and work is crazy. I will rate all incoming swaps,but keep in mind I will be slow to answer messages .
Pronouns :she/her. Zodiacs : Capricorn/metal rooster
I am a Teacher’s Aide for for the Los Angeles Unified School District.I haven’t been active on here for a long time ,but am going to try it again.
I am on here mainly for postcard swaps.I am in many groups on Facebook and also on postcrossing and Postcards United. I like to have many options.
I also recently got a few slams sent back. One had been traveling 12 years ! I see there are still those types of swaps and want to get into them again
I am a recent widow,( not to Covid-19)but I don’t let that stop me. I know My James wouldn’t want me to stop travelling or postcard trading ( he thought it was so neat to get postcards ) We travelled all over Europe,and I was planning on going solo inJune,but had to cancel. It’s ok cause I will have more funds,and can splurge more.I am interested in postcrossing meetups,so let me know. Mainly West,East and South . I really don’t go to the Midwest .
I don’t have kids,but I have fur babies .two rabbits and my cheagle Lucy. I also have Stari the tortoise. The other kids in my life are apart from me right now. I dearly miss my students. We actually have a postcrossing/trading group. It was really cool to see them share in my hobby
RATINGS Before giving me a 1 or 3 I would appreciate a message or email letting me know so we can work things out. If you are going to sign up for a swap please rate. It takes 5 seconds
I like to give hearts for especially beautiful postcards or people who seem to just take the extra time in a swap.. and actually take the time to read my profile
As for people worrying about getting bad ratings...Especially with all going on right now,I know swaps are going to take longer to get here. Just don’t lie about when you sent . That is what I hate. If you are going to be late just send me a dm. Life happens.
I’ve been swapping so long I know when people are bulls’#$%ing. Example : the girl whose grandma “died” five times.
I appreciate everything sent to me. I don’t have too many dislikes,and If I cant use it I have my students( look at their list)
If I do ask to resend and the original swap shows up. I will gladly return the extra swap. ( for postcards I will send one in return based on your profile)
Dec 2020: all postcards from my dislikes list will be tossed out. I have a pretty extensive list of likes so this is not ok . Remember I may be the one sending to you so ,just putting that out there
It’s my one collection I care about
Garbage, 80s, Blondie, Stevie Nicks, Irish Rock, Madonna, billy Idol, Rasputina, Azam Ali,placebo, beth Ditto, Ladyhawke, Motley Crue ,Hanoi Rocks,and Lizzo
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Adam Sandler ,Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, cheesy horror, George Romero, Hitchcock, Ingrid Bergman,Audrey Hepburn, Joan Crawford movies, slumdog millionaire, bollywood, Argento,Baz Luhrman, John Cassevetes,anything with Robert Mitchum or Bette Davis
Mainly True Crime,Law and Order SVU, 90 Day Fiance, Love After Lockup,The Marvelous Mrs Maisel,Greys Anatomy, Outlander
Amigurumi ,cross stitch ,sewing,drawing ,mail art and copic coloring
I DO NOT DO ATC JAMS or COLLABORATIVE ART
Do not send or it will go in the recycling, I will not waste postage or time on sending them on.
cultural dress ,local festivals, mosques,temples European architecture and churches, castles, famous landmarks, beaches,nightviews ,food diecut or odd shaped, glitter (LOVE!!) recipe, maps Lou paper ( new series via Etsy) people ,rare countries Lantern press ,Anderson design group,Inge look,WOW,vintage ads,kitsch,funny, maps Zazzle is fine
If you are unsure about what to send you can message me.
vintage postcards NOT a fan If they are rare ,defunct or foreign countries that is the exception ( North Korea, USSR,Yugoslavia, Antarctica )
Bugs,( ladybugs,bees are ok )spiders ,snakes
Real babies like Anne Geddes (illustrated babies fine esp kewpie)
Not really into celebrities or athletes
masculine theme like cars tractors etc NASCAR
Cows,farming ,roosters hens
Please no handmade! When I say handmade ,I mean cardboard ,paper pieced scrapbook types. I am ok with photography being sent into a printing service ( vistaprint zazzle) I’d be a hypocrite saying none like that ,as I am a zazzle seller.
I usually sign up for naked postcard swaps, cause I feel they are more personal,but sometimes I do sign up for ones in an envelope..
Please please please
Even for senders choice PLEASE consider NOT sending from my dislikes lists. I have gotten a bunch lately that I just throw out . It makes me really bummed . It’s just rude too.
OTHER STUFF I LIKE
Embossing powder samples ( ziplock baggies fine)
kawaii items ( stickers mainly )
souvenirs from your country
amigurumi supplies and patterns
cute kawaii plushes
Rockabilly, retro, fabric, hair accessories, jewelry etc..
deco or washi tape
Cross stitch patterns ( email or printed)
Stamps both real and digital are fine . I especially love the ones from the Greetingfarm
Buddhist/Hindu related items ( my favorite goddesses are Laxshmi and saraswati )
Anything Kitsch or 50's
Anything Hello Kitty ( my wedding was hello kitty theme, have a tattoo , and know the creator of Kittycon ) handmade is totally fine.
weiner dog/dachshund items
Dia de los Muertos ( day of the dead ) related or Mexicana
anything with the Eiffel tower or leaning tower of Pisa
We love baking recipes for the holidays ,and my sister would love some for her instant pot. She is obsessed with that thing . They can be email OR print ( no dietary restrictions or allergies but low carb is very welcome)
Favorite Animals : Anything cute and fuzzy .. I LOVE animals in general so no worries on what to send me. just not too big on bugs ( I love spiders and grasshoppers though)
Frida Kahlo , Yoshitomo Nara or Mark Ryden anything
Skulls, Gothic, ,COFFINS!!! cemetaries the macabre I love Halloween year round
anything Irish or Clovers ( st patricks day any time of year is cool)
anything Russian esp. matryoskas ( nesting dolls)
kokeshi or geishas
Wishlist : lovely White anything .it is a very early Korean kawaii character. I don’t care about condition.
These are only ideas. I am very open to new themes and ideas . I’ve learned about a lot of the crafting supply companies from swaps on here
I am open to all holidays. This has been an interest since I was a kid .
I HATE country ,barn and roosters please stop sending them !!!
The only allergies I have That matter for swapping are Lanolin and wool
I am a pollotarian/pescatarian
People who think Covid 19 is fake ( wear a mask !)
Anything racist,homophobic, xenophobic misogynistic ,etc you get the idea.
Masculine items like tractors,cars NASCAR
sports related items EXCEPT NOTRE DAME or LA dodgers.. ( refer to my students list for this too)
low quality dirty or used
Under the book /bag category
although I am a big fan of Love after Lockup, a whirlwind affair like that of Tony and Angela is not in the cards .
Americana ( except if it's for a fourth of July swap
non kawaii stationery (unless its part of a swap )
items smelling of smoke/weed ( nothing against smokers of either. I get nauseous )
reward stickers ( my students also hate them )
ATC JAMS or Collaborative mail I will put them in recycling
vintage postcards Not a fan . If they are rare ,defunct or foreign countries that is the exception ( North Korea, USSR,Yugoslavia, Antarctica )
Please try to refrain from sending. They always get damaged or bent .the modern machines can’t handle them
If you do please add a non-machinable stamp (15 cents)/ And write non -machinable
Any Christian,biblical stuff ( including greeting cards when a profile based swap)
My mother and mother in law have enough to last 10 lifetimes ( exception :guardian Angels and Guadalupe )
Getting from my dislike list cause I hate throwing stuff in the trash
People who just put a 5 and no comment. Especially if you put effort into that swap.
black , red, blues, purple pink mostly dark colors
For stuff like sticker swaps if you don’t feel you have what I like personally , just look under this category. I will happily pass them on .
scratch and sniff stickers
fake tattoos ( sealed )
Puffy,glitter, 3D stickers
Soccer ( futbol) related
Harry Potter ( all houses)
Coloring pages ,postcards etc Dodgers, LA Lakers,UCLA,USC
Godzilla , Gudetama
Spongebob Fort nite
Holiday year round
Sanrio Barbie Shopkins
Anime,manga or chibi Things ( kid friendly like naruto,full metal alchemist ages 10 to 12 ) DISLIKES
Not too big on Disney except tsum tsum
Reward stickers ( unless scratch and sniff)
Dora the explorer,bob the builder ,veggie tales,blues clues , Clifford , Daniel tiger , lalaloopsie
I eat a pretty healthy diet I am a pollotarian ( poultry only i just found the term ) pescatarian (fish)combo
Please make sure recipes only include poultry or fish or can substitute.
I try to eat non gmo dairy and meat and natural/organic. Basically food that has not been messed with or pumped with gosh knows what. I don’t eat fast food ( I gave it up almost 2 years ago with a few slips ) Unless you have a Trader Joe's, stuff is expensive so I don't expect anything. I don’t have any food allergies
Some things I like are
tea My favorites are Roobios and chai types . My mom also loves tea ( the only thing she wanted from London) We can do both bags and loose leaf
70% or higher dark chocolate
I like tea AND coffee
Anything low carb
We are always happy to get holiday recipes ( no dietary restrictions but low carb versions are very welcome)
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