Swap-bot Time: June 13, 2021 1:40 pm


Date Joined: May 20, 2011
Last Online: September 19, 2020
Birthday: July 11
Country: United States

About Me

I AM RubyLadyBug!

Once upon a time I was crrcookie. It was a good username and it served me well for years. But since about January 2013 I have used the name RubyLadyBug. I changed my name on all the websites I frequent, got a RubyLadyBug email address or two and quit signing in as crrcookie. I don't use any of the old crrcookie accounts anymore and can no longer access the email associated with some of them.

I like LadyBugs! And I collect pictures of them and other small articles for household use. (I display or use up most of what I have since I don't have much storage for extra things.)

I have several rubber stamps with ladybug pictures on them and you should find one (or more) on any swap that I send out. I hope it makes it easier for you to identify as being from me. (IF my username on Swap-bot never gets changed I will write both usernames on all swaps!

I have many hobbies and I enjoy all sorts of crafts. I look forward to expanding my online friendships with swaps.

I am a very organized person and I keep extremely detailed records of the swaps that I am in. I make sure that all of the swaps I send out are received so I really appreciate a rating from you as soon as you get what I send. That is the easiest way for me to mark down that you have gotten it. If we decide that something is lost in the mail then I can do a re-send. Communication is the key! Just send me a message.

I just got a brand new mailbox (August 2016) and I cannot wait to fill it with mail!

PLEASE put the name of the swap on the swap somewhere. The more obvious it is that your item is a swap-bot swap and which one the easier it is for me to rate you. (And it will save us both a headache.) I get lots of things in the mail from a variety of sources so this is really important!


I am having a great time collecting and trading postcards. I started collecting some time ago with PostCrossing and I love to buy them when I go to tourist places. I also like making them with my own photos mostly using Vistaprint. I'll only send out my Vistaprint cards if the swap indicates that they are acceptable because I know that some people regard them as inferior to other cards. I don't mind receiving them in swaps as long as they are good quality and they are suitable to the swap.

I started saving postcards for a homeschool project. I figured that we would take location specific ones and add them to folders for each state/country. And I like other things that we can research whether it be zoo animals (awesome!) or National Parks, or other fun fact type things. We try to be really creative and a picture of a flower may be used to illustrate a project on botany or whatever we are working on at the time.

Really most postcards fit into the "research project" idea and so the only ones that I don't really have a use for are random unknown landscapes, cartoons and other things that I can't use for some sort of educational purpose.

I like postcards that are written on and stamped and sent through the mail "naked" (with no envelope). However, I respect the rules of the individual swap and I prefer to send and receive according to the stated swap guidelines.

I often purchase multiples of the same postcard to send out. I notice that I sometimes get the same partners in similar swaps. I can't always keep track of who gets what postcard so PLEASE if you get a duplicate postcard just let me know and I will happily send you a different one.

Mailer's Postmark Permit

I have my own Mailer's Postmark Permit so that I can cancel the postage stamps on the mail that I send out. It helps me get a clear impression on the postmark so that you can see the date of mailing.

For more information on getting your own permit (USA) visit the FAQ at http://www.mppclub.org/

This also makes all of my mail unique as my permit number belongs to me and will never be issued to another person.

What do I like?

I like postcards, and regular cards, and letters and snail mail of all kinds.

I like books (and BookCrossing), historical markers (and Markeroni), crocheting (and a variety of charity groups that relate) and photography/scrapbooking.

I like dogs (and other people's cats). I have a 12 year old Shih Tzu that is quite spoiled but would never have a cat in my house. I don't mind if you have cats though ... to each their own. I think that both puppies and kittens are cute! (Other baby animals too!)

Some gift ideas would be:

*postcards (used or un-used) [Favorites are those that I can use for research in homeschooling. Zoo animals and National Parks are especially awesome.]

*Items for scrapbooking or paper crafting

*books (especially those already registered at BookCrossing)


*Anything "boy". I have a son (lilgrovers) that is nearly 10 and a new baby boy (LilBug) on the way for December 2016.

*Anything I can use for homeschooling lessons (brochures, maps, info about your location)

*Anything LADYBUG! I think they are wonderfully cute and they are relatively popular now.

I try not to hang on to things that I don't care for. And I am trying to keep my possessions to a minimum. So one of the best bets is to send me the requirements of the swap because that is what I agreed to when I signed up. Extras are a nice gesture but not necessary and will be best appreciated if they fit into the above things that I like.

I am not a religious person. Your religion (or lack there of) does not offend me and I prefer when it doesn't affect me. In other words, I don't want people to evangelize to me or try to push their beliefs. I'm very tolerant of lifestyle choices because I believe that everyone should have just that ... choice. Please respect my choice to live my life the way that I please with my own research and beliefs.

I really don't want to get food products in the mail. There is just something a little creepy about eating things sent through the mail by strangers. The exception would be if I joined a specific swap where one of the items would be a food product but I don't think that is likely for me.


I often join a lot of swaps at once and send out large batches of mail so I can make trips to the post office (11 miles one way) to use my Postmark since it must be handed to a postal clerk after I cancel it.

Again with the organization I am dedicated to sending out all of the swaps that I join according to the requirements. PLEASE rate me!

~RubyLadyBug (aka crrcookie)


Comment: Hi Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the great postcard. Sorry I have taken so long to rate (but I have not had a computer).
nativegan rated for I got this postcard... USA Swap on Jan 29, 2013
suepier rated for CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP on Jan 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Christmas card. It was very special.
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I really enjoyed it.
suepier rated for Christmas cards :-) on Jan 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful card. I loved it.
maggie16 rated for Glittery Christmas Cards on Jan 18, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the glittery santa Christmas card. Love the message you wrote inside...cute! Best wishes for the year ahead! =D
jaceslave rated for Quick Christmas Cards! on Jan 17, 2013
Comment: thank you for the card
Goldilocks rated for 12-12-12 Postcards for 12 on Jan 17, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the message.
Manda724 rated for Christmas cards :-) on Jan 8, 2013
Cicely321 rated for EDITED *A Holiday Card in the US* on Jan 3, 2013
Comment: Thank You ~ :o)
Rhondalea6 rated for Under The Mistletoe Card Swap on Dec 31, 2012
buzzgirl88 rated for Quick Christmas Postcard Swap on Dec 29, 2012
Kokkie rated for Quick Christmas Postcard Swap on Dec 28, 2012
Comment: Hi Christal Thank you for the lovely card ! Hope you had a wonderfull christmas. Best regards Ageeth
leilx rated for Quick Christmas Cards! on Dec 28, 2012
Blurg rated for Fold and send on Dec 27, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the great note. Happy travels! It will happen. Happy New Year.
Response: Thank you for giving me my 500th "5" rating. This was a fun swap. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
suepier rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #90 on Dec 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card from Colorado. Love the view.
suepier rated for Bird postcard on Dec 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the eagle card. I remember this poem from highschool. We had the words dalliance of eagles and we had to figure out what it meant.
suepier rated for Cat Postcard #7 on Dec 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the cat card. I love the big cats. This bobcat has such pretty markings.
lilacnyellow rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #90 on Dec 26, 2012

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Cristin91 on Feb 19, 2013:

Wow! Thank you! Two huge flat rate boxes arrived today. What a very generous RAK!

KarlaKC on Dec 25, 2012:

Hi! In those cards you received with no swap name on them or unable to identify the sender...I recognize Melissa Ann Paris as being from the CLCCX. Whether List 1 or 2 I would have to check. But perhaps she is sending to you from that swap? I think I got one. :)

Vanillacreamteas on Dec 16, 2012:


Wishing you a very Merry Christmas this year!
And a Happy New Year for 2013!!

racheljohnson on Dec 6, 2012:

Thank you for the wonderful holiday card and sweet note! Snail mail makes the season bright. :)

Swap-bot is lucky to have members like you. Happy holidays and happy swapping!!

dalbright on Nov 14, 2012:

You’re invited! Come de-clutter your desk with us!?: “Desk De-clutter #7 USA”

Swan on Jan 15, 2012:

I didn't know you were on swap-bot, too! Nice to meet you here :D

TC on Dec 29, 2011:

summerhawk on Aug 30, 2011:

Always nice to see another BookCrosser. :)

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