Swap-bot Time: May 18, 2024 3:26 pm


Date Joined: April 13, 2010
Last Online: May 16, 2024

Country: United States
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About Me

5/1/24 - The incredible fatigue wasn't just a day or so, like usual. There's something going around that isn't positive for COVID, but there's no fever either? Neck hurts, headache won't stop, and walking across a living room is exhausting to the point of laying on the floor. It's only been some days. I feel lucky- one person I know has been laid up for almost a month, another for a few weeks. Hard to tell with EDS for me, since I'm like this all the time. And today is ALREADY the 1st of May! ... oh no...

I extended deadlines for some swaps, inc. some that haven't been assigned yet. I'll get them out ASAP. Sorry, everyone!

4/28/24 - I got a Mystery Envelope today! 1.58oz, inc. envelope, so it must be a 1-stamp swap with 'extras.' Very nice papers and lots of die cuts! No return address or note. Tulsa OK postmark. Any ideas?

4/15/24 - New blog with swaps current and proposed. I can only create so many at a time. Please expect an update for May closer to April 30th.

Blogspot is no longer accepted as a safe site by my ISP so I've gone back to Livejournal. I've been using it off and on for maybe 25 years and it's still one of my favourite blogging sites.

Please bookmark https://nb-sb-notes.livejournal.com/

EMAIL me, please!

Message me for my e-mail address, especially for messages longer than trading links, or anything I need to respond back to.

SB was never intended to be an email server. SB Messenger does not allow for photo attachments, messaging multiple people, or most importantly, message chains. I cannot see what you messaged me at the same time that I'm writing back. That alone will significantly delay response times.

I have to go back and open a separate window to look for every single exchange we've had on a topic and any other relevant history before assembling it into a timeline. That is incredibly taxing. I can accomplish other things that are also important, OR I can drop everything for this one stupid message response. Both need to be done, and only enough energy for one 'set' of things.

Also, I can only respond when I'm on an actual computer. I can't do it from my phone. I try to avoid typing on that tiny keyboard for anything at all if it's longer than a phone number. Even my text apps need to be accessible via PC. Relatives who use SMS only often do not get responses because... I can't... type... on... my... PHONE. Which I've repeatedly told people. And yet!



  • I love trading out washi + stickers. I have lots of them! I like 'academia,' 'dark forest,' animals, all kinds of things that aren't the cute, cartoony kind.
  • Random envelopes that aren't the standard white business envelopes. No notecards needed or anything. Any colours, any sizes, but 4x6" or larger preferred. These are for mailing other swaps out.
  • Die cuts of all kinds.
  • Yiddish postcards, especially early 1900s Yiddish, when they were popular.
  • Embroidery floss + other threads for hand embroidery.
  • Larger-eye needles. Mine are getting dull or somehow I'm losing them. I have piles of standard sewing needles and plastic needles.
  • I neeeed to get a mini-iron, the kind that plug in via USB. geesh.

Everything else, I have So Much of right now and I feel like I need to use more of it before I let myself buy more Things.

Feel free to message me if you want to send any of this stuff instead of the swap items asked for. It isn't a problem!


It isn't personal, I just won't use these items in my own work. So things I will pass on automatically: - Used stamps - Kiddie stuff, kids' stickers - Most items from Dollar Tree - Most planner stickers unless it's just numbers - Felt stickers - Recipes (too many dietary restrictions. :P It's just a puzzle...)

Please no dog hair, cigarette smells, or strong perfumes. I tend to get migraines and don't have a washing machine, so it could take 2 weeks to hot wash something properly.

Favorite Crafts

  • Sewing basic items. I try to use natural fabrics only, including scraps larger than 2x2" for sewing. Right now my joints are getting worse and will for the forseeable future, so lifting the sewing machine and such in a small space isn't doable easily. But hand-sewing with fine needles for more than a few minutes also isn't... I fear I'm losing one of the very few things I can still do. Any advice?

  • Papercrafts like art journalling, scrapbooking, and some bullet journal/art journal hybrid work for daily use.

Swap FAQs

I started a blog just to post FAQs about my swaps, USPS, tracking, etc.

Please check the link before asking about lost things, swap requirements, why I don't just go off ratings before banning someone, etc.

https://nb-sb-notes.blogspot.com/ OLD

https://nb-sb-notes.livejournal.com/ CURRENT


JenZen5 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 18, 2024
Comment: Lovely items you chose for me. The origami is so cool. I am working on a blue and yellow journal so this is all perfect for me. Thank you!
luv2kraft rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 17, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the great assortment of lovely goodies.
Honeybee203 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #49 on May 17, 2024
Lady rated for USA - Handmade Surrealist Postcard on May 15, 2024
Comment: you picked a hard item to paint! The explanation helped.
Response: It was a wild dream for sure. I hope I wrote it down somewhere... But I couldn't forget that scene.
ambhi2024 rated for LSRUS: Most Loved TV Shows - PC on May 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card of The Summer Palace in Beijing. I have no cards from there, so this is special to me!
Response: I'm so glad. Someone sent me a pile of postcards of famous Chinese sites. They're absolutely beautiful. You can really see where much of the Heian-era Kyoto influence came from. Kyoto was built to be a mirror of Chang'an, including the street names. Isn't that interesting?
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
jekbot rated for USA Rainbow Swap #3 - GREEN - 1 Stamp on May 11, 2024
Comment: Such a happy assortment! Thank you! πŸ’š
Comment: How fun! Thank you so much! Beautiful :)
Comment: Oh, this is a COOL mix of greens! I take love these gold lined papers, and all of these stickers~ πŸ’š I'm especially into this long felt border. I have PLANS for this πŸ‘€ Thank you for the incredible swap!
RedheadLady rated for USA- Make + Mail 5 Postcards #5 on May 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the nice card.
Comment: Wow, that was a solid bunch of information! 2 biographic notes, some history and your own experiences. You life story is heartbreaking. I've heard such stories but never first-hand. It never ceases to amaze me (not always in a good way) how different US are from state to state. How they differ. It's pretty similar in Europe as well, if we swap word "state" for "country". Poland has fallen behind in terms of human, women and LGBTQ+ laws but only a few months ago a new goverment was established and they are already making changes. I remain hopeful for both US and Poland. Have a good day!!!
KarenLaneWV rated for USA - 6oz Craft Supply Swap #5 on May 5, 2024
colleenbUSA rated for CPG-This or That Postcard #4-US on May 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pc! I agree on the cold one, you can always put on more clothes, but there comes a point where you can't have less on!
Comment: thank you for the fun book pages and ephemera!
Aalicia rated for USA - THEMED 6oz Profile Supply Swap on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Dani, I loved everything you sent! Especially the Alice items ! Thank you so much your a great person to swap with!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cool playlist! I found many new favourites to add to my own playlists. πŸ’• ^-^

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heliogal on May 13, 2024:

I appreciate you sending me such lovely envelope of really gorgeous papers!!! I am very grateful to you for thinking about me and sending me the LSRUS May wishes!! I LOVE what you chose for me and can't wait to use the all the lovely thing in crafts and that gorgeous stationery for my letters!!! You really gave me a terrific mail day and that is so special for me!!!!

groundhogstamper on Mar 8, 2024:

Thank you much for the bonus envelope full of paper goodies.

ensigncelery on Feb 28, 2024:

Did youuuu send me a second envelope of things, you kind person? πŸ’œ I absolutely love it! The skull is my favorite, of course, but all of these bits and bobs are super fun πŸ‘€

Thank you!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

(I also opened this while cooking with the family, so it gave me a chance to brag about how amazing you are~)

Poohtat on Feb 10, 2024:

Thank you for the LSRUS birthday wishes. I enjoyed your note and I love the goodies you sent. The skull is so cool!! πŸ’€ I hope you had a good birthday and sending positive thoughts for your move. When I moved from Florida to Maine and found this lovely home, I made a vow to myself that I would never ever move again!

Raven93 on Feb 4, 2024:

Thank you for the super fun RAK! I appreciate your sharing your stash with me.

bbpolymath on Jan 31, 2024:

Thanks so much for the lovely 1oz paper stash surprise. Very thoughtful.

Trevismom on Jan 30, 2024:

Hello! Thank you so much for the BIG package of findings, laces and fabric samples! Thank you too for hosting a great swap! Happy Swapping! πŸ’

LavenderSprinkles on Jan 21, 2024:

Thank you dear for your page comment!

ladydy5 on Jan 5, 2024:

Welcome to Artistically Inclined! Great group. Hope you enjoy.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

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