Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2023 3:25 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: June 4, 2023
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
365 Project

***Updated News***

Update March 2023

I'm back and ready to swap! I took a break from swapping but I certainly missed my swap-bot friends! I hope everyone is well. After taking 6 years off from working (I called it my semi-retirement!), I am back at the LA Co Fair Wine Department (I left the Fair 18 years ago!). I am happy to be working again and making a few bucks to stash away for a new car one of these days (my 17 year old car with almost 250,000 miles on it has seen the inside of more repair shops than there are Starbucks around here!). I hope to join a swap soon, I miss all of my friends on here!

Fav. Music and Books

I love all sorts of music, but not rap nor country. Just a few of my favorites are: Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Janis Joplin, 80's music, Madonna, U2, Depeche Mode, George Michael, Queen, Janet and Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, Marc Martel, and so many more (will add as I remember more of them!).

I love to read although I must confess I don't have the time to read as much as I would like. I collect books (my husband and I own thousands of books!) - especially dictionaries (in all languages), poetry, Shakespeare, Memoires of a Geisha, The Red Tent, Da Vinci Code, Wild, A Walk in the Woods, real life traveling stories and countless others (I will continue to add as I read more!).

Favorite Movies

I was a teenager in the 80's so I enjoyed many of those films. I also love the Back to the Future series (I have always adored Michael J. Fox and used to have HUNDREDS of magazine photos of him on my bedroom walls!), romantic comedies such as Princess Bride, Star Wars series, Love Actually, Nottinghill, Dirty Dancing, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Amelie (all time favorite film, actually!), Fur, Garden State, City of Angels, Michael, What Dreams May Come, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Sherlock Holmes, Spaceballs, The Greatest Showman, Tim Burton films, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many many more!

NO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!

Favorite Television

I don't really watch TV, although thanks to my husband, I've been introduced to some TV shows on Netflix. I've really enjoyed Orphan Black, Mr. Selfridge, The Americans, Sherlock Holmes, American Horror Story, Homeland, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror, WestWorld, Stranger Things, ALONE (survival show), Ozark, Upload, Tales from the Loop, The Original Twilight Zone, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, Living with Yourself, Handmaid's Tale, The Masked Singer, America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent and more when I learn about new, great shows!

Favorite Crafts

I make my own greeting cards and have done so since I was a child (now I'm in my 40's!) and I also enjoy making bookmarks (due to my collection of books!) and postcards. I have recently gotten into the ATC, so I'm still a newbie, but hope to learn more as I explore this paper craft.

I have collected stickers and traded (and sold them to!) with friends since 1982, so I would say I love stickers and own thousands and thousands of them - I can't stop buying them I adore them so much!

Other stuff I like to do

I started out an avid postcrosser as I love learning about other countries and cultures, but now that I have found swap-bot, I must confess I am not on there as often. grin Pretty much any postcard you send will be great: it's about what you write, your handwriting and the postage stamps that honestly make my day!

I collect and play board games - I have well over 100 in my "game closet" and love to play cards, trivia games, "party games", Charades, Pictionary, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, Boggle, Blokus, Risk and Scrabble is my favorite game!

I love to attend Renaissance and Pirate Faires (and dress up as I have a closet FULL of costumes!).

I throw costume parties and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday; I go "all out" when decorating the house and yards for the holiday.

I enjoy hiking, camping and being out-of-doors.

I love photography and have been taking pictures since I gained a 110 camera in the 1980's.

I am a Geocacher and have been doing this fun hobby since 2004 and that is how I met my husband, whom I married in 2012.

In 2019 I participated in an "event" called GISH (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt) for the first time and I absolutely loved it! If you like to be creatively challenged and do wild and wacky things, google GISH and find out what the fun is all about! In 2020, I have participated in two one day GISH "hunts" and I look forward to tackling the week long hunt again this summer!

About Me

My husband and I knew we would marry after less than a month of dating. We are both "hopeless romantics" and love leaving each other notes of love and buying little surprise "gifts" from the $1.00 store and such. We have 4 cats that were our "foster kitties" that we ended up falling in love with and adopted from the animal shelter I used to work at. My husband works with computers and he loves seeing the fun "snail mail" that fills our mailbox. I'm very lucky to have found my soulmate, even if it did take me until I was 40 years old. grin

I hope to trade items with wonderful people on this site and am hoping it gets me back into my crafting, which I love to do and what makes me the happiest (other than the love of my life and our house full of kitties!).

Things I like, love and enjoy

I have been to Paris, France, twice, and dream of living there, so anything French is wonderful with me!

~ I love art (especially photography). ~ I love theatre (especially musicals). ~ I love gardening. ~ I office supplies! ~ I love nature. ~ I love the feel of textures (paper, cloth, etc). ~ I love the scents of lavender, vanilla and fresh laundry! ~ I love pins and buttons. ~ I love flavored teas (especially ginger & Chai). ~ I love traveling. ~ I love positive sayings. ~ I love Steampunk. ~ I love boxes (especially wooden). ~ I love foreign coins and bills. ~ I love postage stamps. ~ I love dancing. ~ I love the beach and shells. ~ I love the mountains. ~ I love rocks and collect them! ~ I love antiques and thrift stores. ~ I love listening to and collecting record albums ~ I love PEACE. ~ I love wind chimes. ~ I love pirates. ~ I love Tetris. ~ I love handwritten notes and letters. ~ I love languages. ~ I love LOVE. ~ I love vintage items. ~ I love humor. ~ I love pin-up girls. ~ I love weird, odd, unusual things. ~ I love chocolate. ~ I love the color black (you can tell by my closet)! ~ I love many other things....

Dislikes and disinterests

~ I don't care for reward stickers or tiny stickers (have been sent way too many of those and I don't have kids!) ~ I don't care for stained/dirty/torn items, yes I have received a few of those for swaps and I can't imagine who would send or want something of that sort. ~ I don't care for anything religious. ~ I don't care for anything Disney. ~ I don't care for politics.

Angels, RAKs and Received Swap

RAK - from Lonestarchild - October 2020 Nature RAK - thank you so much for the lovely nature inspired items, I cannot wait to use them in my crafts and greeting cards!

RAK - from Supersquirrel - October 2020 - random playing cards, thank you so much Susan!

Angeled swap - September 2020 - from debbiespoms for the swap: SF:Inside-Outside PC (USA) - Thank you so much Debbie!

RAK - September 2020 - thank you crochetjunkie for a pretty envelope of fun, random postcards - I love them!!

RAK - April 2020 - Thank you to AliCrafter for a wonderful chock-full envelope of terrific postcards, I appreciate you sharing some of your stash and you sent to me cards that I can use, but most of them I will never want to let go of! :) You are terrific!

RAK - International Fun mail ~ January 2016 ~ thank you susieq11 for the wonderful envelope of goodies!

RAK Postcard from Yolandie ~ May 21, 2015 - thank you for the nice note!

Angel for Newbie Friendly PC Swap #3 ~ May 2014 swap ~ nightrainboww ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for Newbie and Pros Nakey Postcards Swap #6 ~ July 2014 ~ sammieianime ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for GROUP: WIYM: Mail Call: Second Quarter, 2015 ~ August 2015~ Lou ~ Thank you for the postcard book and for always watching out for those members in your swaps!

July 2014 ~ Received a Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada PC from Kat - says Newbie Post Card Swap but I don't see you on my list of senders ~ would love to rate you, so if this is you, please let me know so I can do so. :)


Eulegirl rated for LSRUS-Fun and random sticker-US on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the awesome stickers!
PrincessLeia rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #147 on Aug 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cool PCs! Myfave would be the turtle!
Comment: Thank you for the very special postcard from Tarpon Springs. I think that I have used these sponges when I do my watercolor painting and maybe they did come from here. The heat is really getting bad now.
Comment: The cat army!
Comment: I loved the notecards/postcards and the chatty message (you have beautiful writing); this made me smile! :) The LA Arboretum as well as your backyard sounds lovely! <3 Have a wonderful summer.
Comment: Hi Cherise! Thanks so much for the cute kitty cards and stickers. Love them! Fun to hear about your cats and all their antics. All the best! Cathy
Ang rated for 🌟 Sticker Swap #1 🌟 on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the variety! It's fun to receive stickers I've never seen before.
Comment: Thank you for the newsy note on a cute cat card! I appreciate the extras; they are purrrrfect. ( Sorry. Had to do it😊!)
ffinch1994 rated for Postcards Please #6 (INT) on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Hello Cherise! Many thanks for these lovely postcards, the art pieces are delightful :) Sorry to hear about the ink spill. The MASH pc is still very neat - I used to watch that show all the time! Your grandma sounds like a great woman to have known - art, theatre, and paper crafting - a real Renaissance woman! Hope your summer is fantastic. All the best, Alan
Comment: Hi Cherise, thanks for the cool postcards. I love the chief and turtle the most! Ive had my first vaccination, second one is due next week. I feel like we are having a good uptake on the vaccine in Darwin as there is such a long waiting time to get started. Hope you have a great time at the graduations!
rhinoluvr rated for AN: National Kitten Day PC (US) on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: Hi Cherise! πŸ‘‹ Thank you so much for this adorable kitten postcard. I can see why Muffin was a β€˜foster fail’ if she was as cute as this one. 😸 Take care
Response: Hello! You are welcome. Yes, Muffin was a little fluff ball but strangely she did not stay fluffy, which in hind sight is probably for the best - these cats shed enough as it is, and they are all DSH! :) Take care and have a groovy day!
Comment: Really interesting assortment, thanks very much! I'm not into traditional 4th of July celebrations at all either. I don't enjoy parades or crowds and I'm usually in bed before 9pm so I'm not into fireworks. This year a crafting friend came over for the day and we just hung out and got creatively messy! I hope that everything was safe in your neighborhood. Best wishes, Mar/skinny52 Ps, very clever postage stamp choice!
Response: You are welcome. Luckily no fires this year from the fireworks, although I did watch my neighbors light fireworks FROM THEIR ROOF! Ugh. At one point they all yelled, "fire fire fire, get the hose!" then I heard, "medic, medic!" But then I heard laughing so no need to call 911 thankfully. It was a lot less this year, thankfully a lot of people must have either went to a professional show or to someone else's house, either way, it was finally quiet after 2 AM! I am glad you noticed the stamp - I had to laugh at myself for that one too. :) Take care and have a good summer!
Comment: Hi Cherise! Thanks very much for the adorable beagle card. Fun to read about what you did on Father's Day and so cute about the cats giving their "Daddy" a card. Cathy
Response: Hello and you are welcome! Mike (hubby) is a good "cat dad" - he cleans up their barf and (sometimes) cleans their litter box too! Ha. Take care and have a great day!
laterdayze rated for NYUP USA Only #71 on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and I'm glad you are enjoying time with your friends again!
Response: You are welcome. I went to a concert in the park this week with a friend - it was a Queen cover band called Queen Nation - they were great! Take care and enjoy the summer.
Cellolady rated for LSRUS-Fun and random sticker-US on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: Loved everything! Fun variety of stickers, too. :-)
Response: I am happy you liked the variety - it is the spice of life, as they say. :) Take care and be well!
Cellolady rated for PH: 1 + 2 + 3 Objects #3 on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: Loved everything. Thank you!
Response: I am glad you liked what I sent - take care and enjoy the day!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards❀️❀️
Response: You are welcome - thank you for the heart and have a wonderful day!
Comment: Yuo are getting plenty of sun, but I think we are getting all your rain. It has been raining for six days now. Thanks for the pretty daisy PC.
Response: WOW 6 days of rain? I am jealous... it's so dry here and everyone in my neighborhood was setting off fireworks this weekend; I left the hose on the backyard and the front yard for 11 hours yesterday, just in case... man, that water bill is going to hurt, but better safe than sorry - we did not want our house/yard to catch fire! Take care and hope you dry out soon!
mchesser12 rated for PH: Building Scavenger Hunt #2 on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great variety of postcards and for the note. Cute Father's Day message from the cats. My girls and I got my dad a John Deere tractor book.
Response: You are welcome - it's silly to "send" cards for Mother's Day and Father's Day to each other, but as we say, our furkids ARE our "kids"! Take care and hope your dad enjoyed his book.
banjobraids rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #96 on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: What a cool card and mask! THANKS! I loved hearing about your fair experience. I miss the Detroit State Fair. The expo art was my fav area after the butter cow :D
Response: I am glad you enjoyed the PC and my work story. Since our local county fair won't be on this year, I will miss ours too. :) Take care and have a groovy day!

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thriftymermaid on Mar 6, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ’ŒπŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚

thriftymermaid on Mar 6, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month from the WIYM Group. We hope to see you in swaps soon. Wishing you all the best in your New Year. πŸŽ‚πŸ“¬

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

πŸŽ„β„οΈMerry Christmas!β„οΈπŸŽ„

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

ThrivingWell on Aug 4, 2021:

… for the generous sweet Blue themed postcards, for the June WTA in the Postcard Hideout group! ~ It’s greatly appreciated! I love them all!!! Beautiful artwork! πŸ’• ~ Z

myancey on Jun 10, 2021:

Thanks so much for the beautiful envie with lovely quotes and the overstuffed package of rak thank you for your generosity. Much appreciated. Happy swapping. Happy day to u

user6937 on Jun 10, 2021:

A nice surprise b-day card with postcards arrived in my mailbox today! Thank you for thinking of me❣️

kiddomerriweather on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday wishes from ABC USA!

LauraM540 on Jun 8, 2021:

Thanks so much for the Birthday postcard RAK from the ABC USA group! Love them, and your nice note!

kittyhahahotbot on May 14, 2021:

Thank you for the kind birthday wishes!

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