Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 9:45 pm


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: May 7, 2021
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States

About Me

DEAR SWAPPER- TO MAKE ME SO HAPPY.... when you are sending out my (not postcard) swap if you throw in an empty candy or candy bar wrapper, scrap of gift wrap, empty tea bag or a recipe card .... all things I like to put in my junk journals. I would be excited to accept it.

I am an elementary school paraprofessional where I teach 36 children in 1st through 3rd grade.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 13, 15, 16 and 17. Eight years ago we added a Golden Retriever pup to our family and a year later we got a 7 year old Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican which is totally fun and awesome! My hispanic friends say that I am a total gringa... but I try! I love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish. I know enough to hold my own in a conversation, but not enough to read a whole book in Spanish and understand what I just read in depth.


I love touristy postcards. I am not interested in random postcards of cartoons, animals, plants, and objects. I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

I love art journaling!!! I love to use paint and old ephemera in my mixed media journals.

Junk journaling is my newest endeavor. Those digital printables are all over my computer files at the moment! I love making Zines, but haven't made many in the last few years. I hope to trade them again and see what others do with this amazing art form. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library.

Favorite Books

I have a book club that I started with a group of friends from church like 4 years ago. Still going strong and even figured how to do it via ZOOM this last year. I love to curl up with a REAL book.... no digital books for me. I run a couple book clubs and other types of clubs.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles... and now K- Dramas.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages


Old ticket stubs, menus, doilies for art journaling


ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican because I am half Mexican! The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Tea or Coffee or anything with alcohol. I respect all religions. and do not mind learning of your beliefs if you choose to share them.

Private Swaps

I love to do private swaps with well established swappers. I am open to profile surprise related swaps or a specific type of swap. Send me a PM and we can chat!


I always send out my swaps on time. I usually get them out at least a week before the swap closes. There are 3 different days in the month that I go to the post office. So some swaps are ready to be mailed weeks before the swap closes and a few are mailed just a few days before it closes. If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).


rarjones rated for Paper Napkin Ephemera #1 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the assortment of napkins. I enjoy using them for card making. It is nice to get a variety of many different patterns. Thanks for the extras too:)
SurfinNan rated for Junk Journaling Project on May 6, 2021
Comment: I too love genealogy or as I say Family History. I liked reading about your great grandmother.
Foxears rated for Junk Journaling Project on May 5, 2021
Comment: Such a beautiful page! I also made mine in the red smashbook (but on the first page)! I love that you made a genealogy focused, and the big journaling really makes everything on the page come together! :D
Virginie rated for Junk Journaling Project on May 5, 2021
Comment: Your page is so inspiring ! I am not into genealogy but I love how you put it all together 😍 Thank you for the email and your good vibes I take it all as we particularly need it in India at the moment πŸ™
Response: Sending prayers to you all!! Thanks for the nice message. I hope you join us again!
Comment: Thanks for pc. Ill try to find the ig page
Response: Awesome! Thank you! I didn't really do much on IG UNTIL I began sharing swaps on there. And now i LOVE IT!
PrincessLeia rated for Postcard Trifecta #2 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Hi Maggie, Loved the postcard! The first thing i thought when i saw it was...”Twilight”! That would be a cool trip. I was a tragic fan when the movies were on and i have so much twilight stuff! Have a great day!
Response: I was the same kind of fan and I hosted big movie release parties for big groups of girlfriends.
Comment: Thank you for the card! I hope you enjoy Hawaii - I had a friend who went to college there, she wisely never moved back. :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: Glad you got it. We just got home yesterday from Hawaii and boy are we exhausted. Wearing masks in such a humid climate is exhausting. We are so tired and drinking a lot of water. It was a great trip with a lot of beautiful scenery and shaved ice!!
Comment: Thank you for the interesting postcard and I absolutely love your profile handle.
arystotle rated for Fill in my Ephemera color gap on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you can’t wait to use them
Gaucha rated for CPG MiniZine #6 - Global on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Hi Maggie! Thanks for your amazing zines. Have a wonderful day ;-)
Comment: Thank you. Love the postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the great scraps.
Comment: Thank you for the winter post card. We got a lotta to snow in Tulsa this season.
middleearthtraveller rated for Ugly PC Swap #29 on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Oh, this ugly PC wasn't too bad, haha. Your note cracked me up. <3 -k
Response: Thanks. I know my idea of ugly is different than others. I hope you enjoyed it. :) Best wishes. Maggie
simplykaren rated for $10 Etsy Wishlist Surprise #4 on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely gifts! They brought so much joy and put a huge smile on my face!πŸ’ž The seller did a beautiful job wrapping everything and provided extras. Definitely worth the wait!✨😍
Response: I love doing these kinds of swaps. Thank you for hosting. It is crazy how close we live to each other.
beenebag rated for Fabric Scraps Quick Ship Swap on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great variety in patterns and I loved your covid zine. I used to do a lot of zine swaps on here but not too many these days. Glad to hear you got over your bout with covid! Take care. Hope you get a lot of interesting swatches as well. B
Response: Thanks. I love making zines. I wonder if I ever swapped zines with you years ago on here. I held on to most of them. Thank you for joining my swap.
Comment: Thanks for the swap! I'm going to challenge myself to make a junk journal type envelope with them!
Response: Sounds good!! I look forward to seeing what you do.
howdyholly rated for Fabric Scraps Quick Ship Swap on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: The fabric is great! And I love the trim, the paper trim (and packing), and the embellished paperclips! Thank you!
Response: So glad you got it. Thanks!! I had fun putting it together. Thanks for joining my swaps!!
howdyholly rated for Colorful Trim swap on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: I love the trim, the paper trim (and packing), and the embellished paperclips! The fabric is great!
Response: Thank you so much!❀❀❀
Comment: Thanks for the great card! I've been through Tennessee a bit on road trips and had a great time--definitely worth a visit if you get the chance!

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MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


tcornell on Jun 12, 2020:

Wow- I love the quarantine postcards! So, thank you so very much for angeling the $7 Etsy Postcard Surprise swap for me, it is so very appreciated β™₯

banjobraids on May 2, 2020:

!frida kahlo studio Very cool miniature creation by Elsa Mora! https://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2007/10/frida-kahlos-st.html

jenmcjen on Aug 27, 2018:

Whoa! The zines! First, this envelope - beautiful! I love every one of these zines. I like the ideas, especially the one of "people get to fill in." I'm going to def make one of those. The sewing one is so pretty! Having Milan Pasta next weekend! Juicy secrets are always fun to read!

So you didn't want anything in return, but since zines are a make and copy thing, any that I make, I will send you a copy. Oh, I'm making a "kinky" one for a swap - let me know if you DON'T want a copy of that. Meantime, for the rest of your life (or mine...depending) you will randomly get a zine from me in the mail on occasion. I'm starting to see how useful they can be, and also how they can be put together in different ways to make different sizes. Thank you so much!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

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rngstgstll on Oct 11, 2014:

Thank you for the awesome and wonderful and fabulous mail art created by your super kids. I love the house and the mountains, the fabulous tiger cat, alligator, panda, and owl! You are a talented household, clearly! Thanks also for the tags, we'll put them to good use :)

picupurcross on Aug 30, 2014:


Thanks so much for the zines, Maggie! I really liked getting these three little (completely different) peeks into your life! It's what makes trading zines so awesome! 😊 I especially enjoyed reading about your fairy village. So imaginative! Thanks again for trading with me! Have an awesome holiday weekend! ~ Joy

devilyn on Aug 17, 2014:

hello, i recieved my lovely zines for the tag. i was really pleased and i really enjoyed reading them, thanks for the little extras and i also loved the really cute photo address card that you sent of you and your family.

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