Swap-bot Time: April 17, 2024 5:29 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2010
Last Online: February 10, 2024
Birthday: October 3
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

*Updated 4/26/22 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


MCGalaxy rated for PC Playlist #3 - 80's Pop Songs on Apr 18, 2023
Comment: I was cleaning up my apartment and in the closet I found a bag of swaps and this was in there. So sorry for the MUCH overdue rating. These are some great songs.
Response: No worries! What a nice surprise. :) Better late than ever. Your eating brightened my day, thank you! What fun to find a bunch of old swaps at once. Take care 🤗
AmyMarie rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #24 on Feb 5, 2022
Comment: A fun swap to receive! I appreciate the re-send since the first one never arrived. I appreciate all the fun items you included in the envelope. Take care!
simcoe54 rated for Naked - Magnify a Map Postcard #12 on Feb 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great map postcard and for resending this swap.
radalice518 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #28 on Nov 5, 2021
Comment: sorry it's taken me so long to rate! thank you so much for the amazing pc's!
glassnowdrop rated for NIGHT VIEW Postcard on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card and colourful handwriting :) I hope fall is treating you well!
marclively rated for Maps. Maps. Maps #6 on Oct 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Comment: Thank you for the elephant card with all the stickers and the note. Who knows why they returned it with the way things are now it could have been anything. Thanks for resending it it will go in my elephant book.
simcoe54 rated for Take Your Pick - Naked Map #13 on Oct 24, 2021
Comment: Nice map pc. Thanks
suepier rated for PH: Naked Bird PCs to 2 Partners on Oct 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great bird postcard. I think that it is a heron. I am going to use it as a reference for a watercolor painting that I am going to do.
Comment: What a fun graphic envie! And such sweet surprises inside -- love the little kitten NC -- that is going in the mail tomorrow to my daughter! Thank you!
GreetingsEarthling rated for PH: World Postcard Day on Oct 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you Lisa! I love the pc : )
Comment: Thank you for the great elephant card and your note. Hope you have a good vacation with your sons. Other then a pinched nerve that is causing pain in my arm I am doing fine. Got this years flu shot Thursday and going to check on getting covid booster this week as I had my second one in February. Stay safe.
Comment: Hi Lisa, thanks for the lovely PC - i love how busy you made the back!
ultracinematik rated for Handmade Envelopes 9/2021 on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness! What a wonderful happy mail envelope stuffed with so many things I love! Each envelope is spot on to my taste, as are the extras! Lydia Deetz!!!🖤
Comment: Thanks!
Tricia22 rated for BEACH Postcard on Sep 15, 2021
Ikat78 rated for FISH Postcard on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Lisa! It is so nice to receive from you. Happy to “see” you again since my return. Thank you for the colorful pc. 🤩
ThrivingWell rated for Naked Map PC #18 on Sep 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Maryland May pc! It does look like there’s a lot to do around there! It is sad when summer ends; I just wish that Autumn 🍂 was longer each year! I love this time of year. ~ Z
susieq11 rated for Flat Envie of Fun 33 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the big fat envie of fun!!! Woo hoo! I love receiving mail from you and your notes are the best! Totally putting Stolen on my list, thanks for the recommendation. Hope you’ve enjoyed the warm days and seems like they’ll continue for a bit!! Xoxo
AmookIslandCreations rated for DOG Postcard on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this great PC and note! So sorry your dad lost his dog! We are already rapidly heading for Autumn! The temp is supposed to go down to the low 40's tonight. I have 2 kitties, and they rule the roost! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry

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squince on Oct 16, 2021:

Thanks for the bonus postcard! :)

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:

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