Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2021 10:56 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: August 5, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • My favorite meal is anything with cheese! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!! I am grain free 😁

CHRISTMAS...about the only holiday I decorate for and I lean towards Christmas trees...any size and style 🎄🎄🎄 I put them in every room of my house 🎄🎄🎄


VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap


I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few! A few more...Elly Griffiths, John Sandford, and Fred Vargas

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!


I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's


I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like


THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • nothing scented except luxurious bars of soap...I don't use scented lotions and I don't burn candles
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.


Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks


myancey rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - L on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: I honestly don’t remember receiving this lol but don’t worry we r good sorry I left it unrated. Mindy
Response: Oh man, I sure hope that you did get it. I appreciate the heart especially in this situation ❤
Comment: Wow, Its tough not to open this one right away. Thank you. I really like the homemade card you made. I just may use that idea of using tissue paper as a tree cutout, if that is ok? Have a great day. Thank you for joining my swap. Hope to see you in future ones.
Response: Of course you can use the idea! I'm very happy that you're intrigued by the package 😁. Thanks for hosting these, I haven't missed a month yet! Thanks for the heart 🎄❤🎄
Comment: Loved it. Thank you! Would love to see the lake near you someday!
Response: You're welcome! Let me know when you'll be in the area! Thanks for the heart rating❣
Kbrewste09 rated for State map postcard on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the Connecticut postcard! I'm glad you were able to go on vacation!! :)
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart rating❣
nanadiana rated for State map postcard on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Connecticut map pc. Enjoy your vacation! Sounds like fun!
Response: It's going great, thanks for the heart rating❣
Autist rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - N on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Nifty N things! My husband had a great time looking at the Nantucket stuff. He grew up on the cape. Very well thought out, lovely items. Cheers, Evan
Response: That's so cool, I'm going to be on the Cape week after next! Thanks for the heart rating❣
loverofpostcards rated for State map postcard on Jul 25, 2021
Response: Thanks for the heart❣
grammypammy rated for ABCUSA ~ ABC's & 123's ~ July on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: You have went above and beyond throughout this swap! I love all that you sent: Washi Tape, Postcards and Tea Towels. Thanks so much for joining this swap and making enjoyable for me as your partner! Hope you join the next month too! Thanks again for everything!
Response: I enjoyed it and I'm very happy that you did too! Thanks for the heart rating❣
Gnoe rated for CPG One Word Swap - Global on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Oh. My. Dear. THANK YOU for a wonderful and generous swap -- even including not one but two of the jackstock stamps!!!! YOU ARE A DARLING! I immediately turned the origami sheet into a crane for a penpal who's gathering a thousand for her seriously ill husband (as I was in the process of sending her 50). Love everything you sent -- but that Japanese letter set is like nothing I've seen before. A thousand times Thank You; for writing a lovely letter too.
Response: I'm so pleased that you liked everything! I really enjoy going through my stash and get quite excited when I feel I've found the perfect thing. Thanks for your great response and also for the heart rating❣
DRMOM rated for VES: Vintage Postal Ephemera Swap #2 on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: You spoiled me! This is my favorite type of vintage ephemera and I am so happy with what you sent. Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad to hear that! You're very welcome and I thank you for the heart rating!
myancey rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - M on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Mar thank you so much for the m goodies. Love the stickers , micah loved Pete the cat and the bookmarks are so cute. I love corny puns like that. I appreciate u so much. Thanks for the cardboard to ( although it helps when it’s blank on other side for me to write on but I ain’t complaining lol) I appreciate ya!!!! Have a good day !
Response: I'm glad that you both found things that you enjoy! And thanks for the heart rating! I'll try to step up my cardboard game 😉
TrishaLSmith rated for Vintage tourist card #06 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard P.s. I just got your other card you sent as well. I would have definitely been happy with just the one. If youd like to shoot me a message with your address, I'll send you a card. 😀
Response: No need, I'm happy to hear that they both arrived! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you! Good selection.
Response: Thank you! And thank you for the heart rating!
Jjean rated for TF June 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Jun 21, 2021
Comment: Oh, girl, I love the packages......I don't open until Christmas but how fun with the little boxes you sent.... Thank you so much....
Response: Yay! I hope that you enjoy the contents just as much at Christmas 🎄 Thanks for the heart rating ❣
Comment: Thank you so much :)
Response: You're welcome 😊 Thanks for the heart rating❣
myancey rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - K on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much. I hope u have a great day!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart rating ❣
dawnakaulen rated for ADs with Animals on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! That Jack Hanna autograph is amazing- thank you so much for thinking of me for it.
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad it's found a new home. Thanks for the heart❣
Comment: Hi Mar, I want to start out this rating with A BIG THANK YOU for your patience in receiving this rating on this swap. Since my surgery, I have had a difficult time, post-op infection, continued slow healing, and GI issues. I really enjoyed swapping with you, so I APPRECIATE your patience. The mail in Colorado continues to move slow, both in and out of the state. PLEASE be Patient with my mail as I never know how it will be handled after I turn it over to the Post Office. Thank you for the GREAT Collection of "J" items you sent me for the "Walk thru the Alphabet" Swap. You sent WONDERFUL items and I look forward to using your collection over the next many months. I love having all kinds of supplies to draw from when I'm participating in different swaps. I have had the opportunity to swap with you before on Swap-bot. Over the last 8-9 months, I have met a lot of new swappers, new swappers to sending me a swap for the first time. This experience with you has been WONDERFUL! . I look forward to swapping with you in the future. Until then, HAPPY SWAPPING! Barbara sleepingrover2010
Response: That was one of the sweetest ratings I've received ❤ thanks so much! I'm sorry to hear that you're having so many complications from your surgery and I hope things improve for you from now on 😘
craftynut rated for VES: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt 4 on Jun 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of ephemera that you sent. I love old postcards, especially when they have been written and stamped.
Response: You're very welcome, I'm happy that I struck a chord with the postcards! Thank you for the heart rating❣
Comment: Thanks Mar - great cards!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad that you liked them. Thanks for the heart rating 😊

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grammypammy on Jul 24, 2021:

ABCUSA ~ ABC's & 123's ~ July

I received the 3rd and last item for this swap and I want to say thank you for the beautiful vintage tea towels! They are so pretty and large, I'm thinking about framing them somehow or maybe putting them on canvas to display instead of dirty up as a normal tea towel. Thank you for thinking of me for these beautiful tea towels!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jul 13, 2021:

ABC's & 123's July

I received the P3 from you...thank you for the blue postcards!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Jul 7, 2021:

ABC's & 123's July

I received the W1 ~ thank you for the Washi! Look forward to the other two!

Hugs, Pam

MSturgill87 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing British package for my S&W March wish! My husband was as into getting this as I was, as we're both Anglophiles. LOL He even stole the recipe booklet!!

jukejan on Sep 24, 2018:

That PC from Japan was beautiful, when you are planning a trip up I would love to hear your stories!

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

Really enjoyed our meet-up in Barnstable Village. I hope we can do it again!

Angie on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK! And the fun mystery of solving who it is from. Tee hee!

BlueberryLady on Aug 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Jar of Cranberry Jam along with all the Cape Cod/Mass info- maps, magnets booklets etc.. I love Cranberry in any thing.. Hugs from OHIO.. You were very Generous ! !

Lady on Jun 12, 2017:

You are so right "white chocolate" is not chocolate!

Margothecat on Sep 16, 2016:

Wow - thank you so much for all the goodies! Love the alphabet stickers and such nice postcards! Thanks again - and thanks for joining the alphabet swaps!

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