Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 5:18 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2010
Last Online: July 31, 2021
Birthday: October 3
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

*Updated 4/15/21 HAPPY SPRING!! I love brightening friends' mailboxes with happy mail & positive messages. I also enjoy mail art, and trying to save the USPS. *** I enjoy recycling fun paper products, so you may see a re-purposed envelope from me. I **always send my swaps, so if you don't receive a swap, please just let me know. I'll be happy to re-send. The drop box mailboxes at one of my post offices nearby recently had a vandalism event, and I hope none of my outgoing mail was affected, but if so, I'll be happy to re-send. I give my partners the benefit of the doubt also. We're all here for the full mailboxes! ;)

As far as crafting, I particularly enjoy doodling, cutting, gluing & collage, rubber stamps, especially alphabets, stickers, labels, ribbons, paints, and anything else to embellish my Art Journals.

I also have a sloppy gluebook where I paste in anything paper to keep it from junking up my artspace which is just a desk in the corner of my living room.

I enjoy making my own envelopes from old calendars, magazine pages, and other papers. I also enjoy making postcards & greeting cards. I'm afraid my efforts aren't as neat as the ones in card making magazines, but I am always pleased with the way they turn out.

I collect alphabet stickers & alphabet rubber stamp sets, have a too large stash of scrapbook papers, and many B&W and color images collected over the years for collage. I have tiny handwriting and so prefer to use very fine tip pens, like the Pigma Micron 01.

I work at a bookstore and keep a journal at work to paste in any kind of label or tag, and because I think gluing helps me de-stress. I've just transferred to a new location within the same company, and immediately ransacked the office supply cabinets for good paper, post-its, labels, art tape, etc.

I tried to make an art quilt/quilted book once, but found my sewing skills needed some fine tuning before I embarked on such a big project. I still like sewing though, and try to appreciate the sloppiness of my stitches.

I have collected and embellished cigar boxes and other small wooden boxes. These come in handy for my vast postcard collection, some as old as 1906 with a cancelled stamp.

I like decoupage, and any other sort of collage. I love making small photo books, like the KOLO ones with ribbons attached for hanging. I like looking at bookbinding books, but haven't attempted one yet.

Favorite images - antique suitcases, typewriters, books, cameras, etc. I love RHINOs, and rainy scenes. I like camping images, as well as treehouse and tree hugging. Oops, guess that makes me a bit of a hippie, huh? ah well, there's worse things.

I'm really looking forward to swapping so I can pare down my craft supplies and meet other people like myself who obsess about PAPER

About Me

Hello, my name is Lisa, aka rhinoluvr. I'm happy to be on swap-bot, after reading about Hoarders and seeing a season of the TV show of the same name. Where does all this stuff come from?!

I am a 46 year old mom who lives in Maryland & works in a bookstore. I'm a vegetarian but not the self-righteous sort.

I've lived all over the U.S. - in Boston, MA, in Portland, OR, in Athens, GA & in Virginia before moving back to my home state of Maryland. I can't pass up the occasional free babysitting & hot meals from my family.

I am the proud mom of two boys - Harper (15), & Dylan (13). They are so much fun to be with. I am very Liberal in my politics & lifestyle. People should do what makes them happy without directly harming others. Things happen for a reason.

I love to create & to paste found things in my art journal. I love getting into the zen state when you're crafting when everything falls away, and time passes without you noticing.

When I am not working or playing with my 2 sons, I enjoy sending postcards, taking pictures, drawing & painting and writing/pasting/doodling in my art journals and gluebooks.

I love camping, hiking, swimming, and being outdoors in the sun. I also love to curl up with a book that grabs me right away- bonus points if it's raining outside & I'm snuggled under a quilt.

I've recently been feeling uninspired but overwhelmed by my stationery, art & crafting supplies, and figured swapping would help me pare them down, while adding new items from like-minded individuals.

Looking forward to sending & receiving. :)

Favorite Music

SONIC YOUTH, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney, Shins, Weezer, Beastie Boys, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Tom Waits, Pavement, Beck, Built to Spill, the Lucksmiths, Johnny Cash, the Pixies, Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan, Gossip, Cat Power, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rihanna, Bjork, Arcade Fire, Patsy Cline the Beatles, Velvet Underground, Mirah, Nina Simone, Rolling Stones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Camera Obscura, Iron & Wine, Neil Diamond Bob Marley, They Might Be Giants, Holly Golightly, Goldfrapp, The Who, New Order, June of '44, Kimya Dawson, New Pornographers Apples in Stereo, Nirvana, Stereolab, Joanna Newsom, Beirut, Black Heart Procession, the Decemberist, the Pretenders, John Legend Duran Duran, Sufjan Stevens, the Vaselines, Buddy Holly, Cars, Mumford & Sons, Magnetic Fields... just to name a few.

Favorite Books

I love looking through craft books for inspiration. There are two really good Art Journaling books coming out this Spring: Journal Junkies & Creative Wildfire - just Can't Wait!

When I read fiction, I love everything & anything by: Paul Auster, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, James Ellroy, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Klosterman, Truman Capote, Harry Crews, Dashiell Hammett, David Sedaris, Patricia Highsmith, Danny Gregory, Jim Thompson, Feodor Dostoevsky, Edith Wharton, Milan Kundera, Leo Tolstoy, Toni Morrison, Henry James, Raymond Chandler, Bill Bryson, Chuck Palahniuk, poetry of Pablo Neruda, poetry of Leonard Cohen, and musician biographies.

My favorite Children's literature authors right now are Roald Dahl, Edward Gorey, Mo Willems, David Wiesner, Judy Sierra, Kate DiCamillo, David Shannon, Anna Dewdney, Jerry Pinkney, Lane Smith, Shel Silverstein, and many others. I am just starting to re-read the Independent Reader and Chapter Books I loved as a child, like the Encyclopedia Brown series, the Boxcar Children series, and many others. It's an exciting time to be a bookseller!

Favorite Movies

movies directed by John Waters - "Polyester", "Pink Flamingos" Terry Gilliam Jim Jarmusch Coen Brothers - "Big Lebowski", "Raising Arizona" Woody Allen - "Hannah & Her Sisters", "Annie Hall" Wes Anderson - "Rushmore" Barry Levinson - "Avalon", "Liberty Heights" Alfred Hitchcock - "Dial M for Murder" Marx Brothers movies Everything by the little tramp, Charlie Chaplin Terence Malick - "Days of Heaven" Gus Van Sant - "Drugstore Cowboy" Stanley Kubrick - "The Killers" Billy Wilder - "Some Like It Hot" Tim Burton John Hughes - "Sixteen Candles" Roman Polanski - "Rosemary's Baby" Lasse Hallstrom - "Shipping News"


Color - PURPLE
Animal - Rhinoceros
Shape - Stars! Polka Dots!
Holiday - Arbor Day (I'm a bit of a tree hugger)
Pens - Sakura Pigma Micron 01, any Ultra Fine Point Sharpie
Number - 13
Letter - L
Foods - Cheese, sushi, most fruits, nuts
Drink - COFFEE
Fruit - Bananas or Mangoes
Car - Volkswagen
Job - current one, as a bookseller
Sport - Swimming
Season - Fall
Candy - Fireballs

fAvOrItE pOsTcArDs

Here are some of my FAVORITE types of postcards to receive, but I will be happy with almost any PC you send me, as long as it follows the directions in the swap:

RHINOS ( hard to find, believe me, I know)
Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, etc.
Libraries, bookstores, people reading
Photographs of famous authors
Covered Bridges Outhouses Mailboxes, Post Offices, stacks of letters
City scenes
Forests, or calming greenery scenes, with trees
Vinatge scenes of what a city area used to look like
Animals in their natural habitats
Edward Gorey
State map cards
B&W images
Odd Roadside Attractions
Airstream trailers, or other camping vehicles
Postcards of artwork, such as those bought in a museum
Cats (wild or domesticated)
Laughing children, or children having fun
Book illustrations or engravings


Writercat rated for Handmade Envelopes 6/2021 on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Hi Lisa! Thanks so much for the delightful package of pretty and fun card and envelopes that you sent. And the fun stickers. I love it all and will enjoy using them. They're great! Cathy
Hunbun rated for MAE - let’s purge a little! on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: What a fun swap! Thanks for the well-made envelopes and the extras. Hope your beach trip with your sons is amazing!
knitterofhats rated for What Are You Reading June '21 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
nanadiana rated for AN: National Kitten Day PC (US) on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitten postcard. Sully sounds like a sweet kitty, they do bring such joy to our hearts. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the colorful, decorated envie full of amazing goodies! Loving the dogs, dolphins, and other animal items! : ) All very cute! It’s pretty humid here too. We walk early and late with the dog and depending on the weather I take another walk or use my treadmill. Or both lol. Thank you again for everything!!!! xoxo
Crafty rated for FOOD Postcard on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Lisa! That postcard made me chuckle! Love the postage stamps you used, & the stickers! Take care & stay safe!
Comment: Awesome as always! Thank you for all the extras too. Love the bee card and what cool stickers!! Wow!! Cute Peanuts envie too. I love it all, you know me well!! I hope you enjoy the summer and some “easy” swaps to keep your mailbox happy! Thank you for joining!!! XOXO
Comment: Hi Lisa! I definitely like having a plan too! It makes my life so much easier and less stressful! I liked the panda washi tape!
LadyJo rated for Naked Map PC From Your Country #16 on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the neat Oregon pc! I hope to visit there sometime. We have had hot humid days! It is to be stormy today, so it may just cool down a bit.
Comment: love the postcard. also love all the old games - gin rummy, crazy 8s, etc!
CindyST rated for City Skyline Postcard on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. Keep well.
Comment: Great map pc. Thanks
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #132 on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late rating--thanks for the letter and cards. Winter was a time of great stress with job hunting, and now getting ready for a new job as a high school English teacher is keeping me busy!
Comment: I love the jellyfish! It's like a natural work of art. My husband loves lemon too. I make him a lemon bundt cake with drizzled icing every year for his birthday. So good! Thank you for the postcard. Take care!
susieq11 rated for Odd Shaped Postcard in an Envelope on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Hi Lisa!! Thank you for the postcards! How totally cool! Thanks for the extras too. Always love your notes - I am so glad you had a great vacation. And I totally laughed about confusing the PO. You are right they don’t need any further help being confused LOL!!!! Always love when you’re my partner! xoxo
Comment: Thank you for the enveloped, the stunning postcard collection and stickers. Lucky me - all this was really a lovely surprise. And now have a good start into the new week.
Fabriqueen rated for Quote PC Swap USA #19 on Jun 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the inspirational PC and quote! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Eulegirl rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #29 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: I love all of these postcards that you so carefully chose for me! The envie is adorable, too!!
Comment: What a wonderful swap - thank you! 💜
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelopes The dragon is my favorite! I had forgotten about Books-A-Million. I need to check them out again. I found them once about 5-6 years ago and I haven't been back that way again. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

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susieq11 on Feb 24, 2021:

Thank you for the Valentine’s Day postcard! I got it today! Postmarked the 10th. Seems to be usual these days. That was quick compared to so much other mail. Thank you for thinking of me - I love the card and your note! XOXO

Poohtat on Feb 6, 2021:

susieq11 on Feb 1, 2021:

Hi Lisa! Thank you for the get well card!! It is so cheery and pretty! I appreciate your note and I’m on strict orders to take it easy! : ) It is so nice to be feeling good again and I look forward to March when I can get my usual life back (for the most part), finally!! You are so sweet to think of me. XOXO

TexyDeb on Dec 15, 2020:

Have a loving, safe, healthy holiday season!

susieq11 on Oct 13, 2020:

As far as that postcard goes, it also has a USPS label dated 9-23! I only wish I knew where it went! LOL!

susieq11 on Aug 28, 2020:

Thanks for the Save the Post Office postcard!! So cool!! I owe you some mail!! xoxo

susieq11 on Jul 16, 2020:

Thank you for the pretty envelope!!!!!! Love the flowers and colors!!

susieq11 on May 12, 2020:

Hi! : )

creationsbytee on Dec 24, 2015:

mamajoy on Mar 22, 2014:

Lisa...your resend for "three postacards in an envelops #2g" went out today. Hope you get it soon. If you are lucky, both mailings will show up. Thanks for your patience. Joy

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