Swap-bot Time: May 16, 2021 8:50 pm


Date Joined: November 11, 2008
Last Online: March 23, 2021
Birthday: July 8
Country: United States
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About Me

37 years old, married, and mother to a fabulous 15-year-old girl (Nova).

I am into mail art, hooping, easy gardening, geeky stuffs.

I have 3 cats, 2 Siamese mixes (Mini & Koko) and a tortie (Princess Kitten Pepper Pinky Potts aka Pepper). Two dogs, both rescues, brindled hounds-of-some-sort (Merlin & Misty).

All of the above keeps my life busy. Checking the mailbox is the highlight of my day (Mon.-Sat.)

A Few of my Favourite Things..

succulents ~ butterflies ~ birds of prey ~ swans ~ gryphons ~ geishas ~ collages ~ ladybugs ~ sunsets ~ trees ~ snails (paper trail and slimy) ~ mandalas ~ malas ~ birds ~ faeries ~ camels make me laugh ~ purple ~ orange ~ sky blue ~ green ~ peacocks ~ seahorses (but no other sea creatures, please...they scare me)


Jack White ~ Royal Blood ~ Pink Floyd ~ Led Zeppelin ~ Tool ~ Sublime ~ System of a Down ~ Nonpoint ~ Korn ~ Alabama Shakes ~ Portishead ~ Nina Simone ~ Garden State Soundtrack ~ VAST ~ Ours ~ Muse ~ Incubus ~ Gorillaz ~ Evans Blue ~ Morcheeba ~ Album Leaf ~ Alt-J ~

on and on and on...

I prefer heavy alternative music, genuine lyrics, music that transports me to another part of the world...


I adore patchouli, sandalwood, beachy, lilies, pomegranate, berries, cinnamon, rain...

TASTE: I'm not a foodie, but I do like healthy food.

I have switched from coffee to tea and am so happy i did!

TEA FAVES: lapsang souchong, herbal, dandelion, red, black, lady grey, rooibos, yerba mate, berry, flower, full-leaf, loose. I prefer organic teas and without "natural flavors". Celestial Seasonings' Morning Thunder is my current fave every day tea.

That being said, I am always up for trying new teas!

My Daughter

My daughter's name is Nova. She is celestial.

Just getting mail with her name on the envelope puts a big smile on her face!

She is currently obsessed with Sims Pets, Harry Potter and Emo bands - Fall Out Boy, Panic at the Disco!, My Chemical Romance, Twenty One Pilots. If you send anything related to that, she would squeal with joy!!

Anything personalized with NOVA is a real treat as it's an unusual name and you can't buy anything with her name on it.



vinyl cling stickers for my yellow VW Beetle. Her name is Betty.

vintage paper (books/stationery/anything paper!)

bracelets/necklaces (esp. mala bracelets (round 6mm/8mm/10mm beads)

small knickknacks

succulent cuttings

non-gmo seeds

blue glass


shiny, sparkly stickers


paper, oh, and did I mention paper?



pinback buttons

mixed cd of your favorite music

collage ephemera

handmade envelopes from magazines

Good quotes on small, decorated cardstock for inspiration

fridge magnets

I would love to...

own a cabin in the woods...

Fly in a Hot Air Balloon...

visit Amsterdam...DONE! SEPT. 2018

visit the Sequoia trees in California - DONE!! FEB 2014

ATC themes I collect...

So far, the favourite themes in my collection consist of:

  • anime girls/harajuku/geishas/lolitas
  • eights (in any form, it's my favorite number)
  • silhouettes
  • trees
  • birds (esp. birds of prey, peacocks, swans, crows)
  • hot air balloons
  • sun(sets)
  • spirals
  • iguanas/lizards
  • camels
  • lions
  • vintage text/poetry
  • windows


  • Green eggs and ham...i do not like them, Sam I Am.

New Interests


I collect & make zines and would love to receive more! Would love one made by YOU, too!


My favorite number is 8. I live my life by it. If two roads diverged in the wood and one marker said "Path 2" and another marker said "Path 8", I would take 8 every time. No questions asked, even if it looked spookier or was full of spiderwebs...

I'm a bit obsessive about it really, sometimes, some would say. But it is a symbol (infinity) that I put my faith into and I follow it when it comes in front of my path.

I would rather pay $8 for something than $6.97.

I put :28 mins on the microwave instead of :30.

I pay $20.80 to fill my tank instead of $20.00.

Ok, you get the point - I'm done now...


Comment: Thanks, Happy New Year!!
Comment: Cute card!
SkaGirl rated for Send A Postcard #2 on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: I wish I could give you two hearts, thank you so so much for the Hogsmeade postcard!!!!!!!!!!!!
Comment: Love postcards from this set! I don't own it myself, but I've received several from it. Thanks! I also love the custom "swap from" stamp you must have! Cool beans!
marclively rated for Just Because PC Swap #29 on May 26, 2019
C3lemon rated for Just Because PC Swap #29 on May 15, 2019
MsBellaDonna rated for HOW STRANGE!!! POSTCARD-APRIL on May 5, 2019
Comment: How strange indeed! Thank you :)
lilsiyh rated for ☆ TEA TIME #4 ☆ on Apr 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the teas! And for future swaps, please don't put tape on teas, because now all the tea packages were torn apart because it was impossible to remove the tape carefully enough without the teas getting damaged. :(
Jaymmers rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: I just got the resend! Thank you so very much! I really apprecaite it. I was all excited about the fun tea and then I found the washi you sent! Thank you! Thank you!
Vdinos rated for ❄️ Christmas Cards #3 on Dec 28, 2017
Comment: Thank for so much for the Harry Potter card, stamps and bookmark! I also love your ATCs. I LOVE them so much and I've followed the page as soon as I read your card. Sadly, there isn't any local group near my country but I'd love to keep following the page. I'd like to be a Slytherin as my favorite character is Professor Snape but my personality is close to Ravenclaw so Sorting Hat must put me in your house. Anyway, thanks again for your suggestion and thoughtful posts! Have a happy new year!
Mimosagirl rated for Tea Advent Calendar #4 on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelope and wonderful teas you sent this time. Where did you find the personalized stamp "Swap from ..." ? I hope you have a wonderful Christmas. I look forward to future swap opportunities with you in 2019. ♥ Judy
Mountainbythesea rated for ❄️ Christmas Cards #3 on Dec 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute flamingo card!! I can’t wait to try the tea you sent, and I think I’ll have to try some tea swaps to try new flavors!
Mimosagirl rated for Tea Advent Calendar #3 on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great teas! Merry Christmas!🎁🎄
believeucan rated for Tea Advent Calendar #1 on Nov 26, 2017
Comment: Picked up my mail this morning and your package in my box. Thank you for the teas and for making them look pretty. Wishing you happiness this holiday season :)
CariPeace rated for Tea Advent Calendar #5 on May 12, 2016
Comment: Wow, thought I already rated for this. Where did it go? I'm pretty sure that I did because I remembering absolutely LOVING what you gave me! It was an astonishingly fun swap. Thank You ~ Cari
Comment: Wonderful pocket letter! I haven't been doing them very long but they are addictive! Thanks so much!
Comment: The alliteration titilation stamped on your swap card totally cracked me up. I want one! :) Thanks for the art journal goodies, travel tags, and notecard (love the kraft envelope). Those tiny address labels are so pretty that I can't wait to use them! Oh! very fun envelope, too. Thanks again. ♥
phillaine rated for PBS: Wishy-Washi on Apr 19, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the fun multicolor washi tapes. :) The little notecard you put them in was very pretty, too.
Comment: Love your name, poeticpaper. I haven't heard that one before. Normally, pocket letters have decorated fronts like all ATCs in the pockets. But since this is your first one I will not count it against you. I love everything you sent and can't wait to use it. I am looking forward to trying the zen Tazo tea. I love tea. The little owl bag is adorable. I will keep that in my collection. Very kind of you to send lighthouse stamps. Those I will be keeping also. I have that owl punch. I just love it and make it into all kinds of things.
Comment: Now THAT's a thoughtful swap, Bethany -- one *wow* after another. I could not be smiling more about the Nancy Drew, lighthouses, Edward Gorey, daffodils, and those petite stickers! Even a handwritten note. If there were a "Swapper of the Week" award, I'd give you one. ☆☆☆ Look forward to swapping with you again.

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CurlyTea on Jul 10, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

Heirloom on Oct 8, 2016:

OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

phillaine on May 22, 2016:

to a whole new year of Profile-Based Swaps!

Heirloom on Apr 18, 2016:

8...I totally get it. :-)

stephiedee on Feb 22, 2016:

Thanks for the cool James Jean postcard for the Tag-a-roo in MPU! He's one of my faves.

Lexidh on May 9, 2015:

Thank you for the wishlist group gift! Some days the dragon DOES win!

cmdunderground on May 8, 2015:

Thank you for the sticker and mini cling stamps=happy mail for my April Wishes in the Wishlist group! Have a happy weekend! :)

sojourner on Apr 10, 2014:

...and yes! it makes me smile ◕‿◕

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