Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2022 9:08 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: January 18, 2022
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
My Etsy Faves

About Me

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, 17 and 18. 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! 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.

I have read so many books about Hygge. I love it so much that I had a women's retreat and that was the primary focus.

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 discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with an 8 wing. It has helped me better understand myself and my family and friends. It has helped me to learn better how to improve my mental health and be more patient with others. As a parent it helps me understand my children's motivations and needs so much better!

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).


FaithinHeaven rated for Junk Journal Round 9 on Jan 17, 2022
Comment: Love your board! Very creative. I'm sure you will accomplish all of it!
chaosatlanta rated for Junk Journal Round 9 on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing your vision board journal spread. I hope you have a great birthday party! Best wishes for a colorful New Year.
Response: Thank you so much. I do hope my birthday is not too blah. It is this Monday and will be something low key since we know so many with Covid. Just want to try and be safe. My husband is giving me a few hours of a housecleaning service as a gift so I am getting a deep cleaning of the main living area and 3 baths. I am excited for that!
Comment: I love all of these zines! So heart wrenching to hear about some of your personal challenges due to Covid! Glad you could spend most of it together. We, living remote, were not hit as hard, as we were already used to not going to the store, having to have our pantry stocked ahead, not having any school-aged children at home, etc. Our biggest challenge was keeping our villagers safe from all the outside threats of a Commercial Cannery, lodges, and commercial fishermen and the usual influx of people from all over the world. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I am so glad you got my zines. I have swapped zines with you for so many years and I worried that I may have sent you one of my zine already so I tried to get you some of the newer ones. I know I whine a lot about how Covid has affected our family.... but it does sadden me some of the activities that we have missed out on. I am glad to hear that things went okay for you up North Take care. Best wishes Maggie.
ghek rated for Junk Journal Round 9 on Jan 13, 2022
teabunny rated for Zine- Round #2 Random Signs of Life on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: thank you so much
Response: You are welcome. I am glad that you got it! Thanks for joining.
rhore3 rated for International PenPals - Fall 2021 on Jan 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for your lovely letter and recipes. I love to try new cooking so it is very much appreciated:)
Response: Thank you so much. I appreciate it!
Comment: Got it. Please remember to insert a note stating info of the swap. This is a requirement of the swap. Thanks hun
Comment: Thanks for the cool Stephen King postcard!
Comment: I love your zine - such a good idea to sew it together! Thanks for sharing your holiday memories :)
Response: As Always ...... I appreciate your support on these swaps!!! Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the lovely postcards ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ Happy Holidays 🎄☃️🎄
Response: Thanks so much. I am so glad mail is getting to everyone that I sent awhile back. I love these pc swaps so much.
ace81620 rated for Zine- Round #2 Random Signs of Life on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: Always love receiving a zine from you! Love your Christmas zine. Love reading about other people's traditions. Lovely craft idea! Loved reading the list of Best-Selling Christmas toys. Hope you're enjoying the snow (if there's some) in Reno and good luck to your daughter on her exam :)
Response: I am so glad that you liked it. I live making my zines so much. I will miss having the holidays to theme the zine around. I enjoy your zines too. MERRY CHRISTMAS
KellyR rated for Postcard Trifecta #3 on Dec 20, 2021
Comment: Great card, thank you!
Response: So glad you got it. Thanks a bunch! Happy Holidays.
tcornell rated for My Obsession Zine on Dec 20, 2021
Comment: Love it, thank you ♥
Response: I am glad you got it. Thank you. Thanks for joining these swaps.
Jafferty rated for Zines from the PAST on Dec 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun zines!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for swapping.
Nicole72898 rated for Junk Journal Round 8 on Dec 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing your spread it’s so cute! I loved seeing all the photos you included and the little bits of scrapbooking bits like the bike etc😀Thanks for sharing and hosting as well ! Nicole
Response: Thanks so much. I find that I tend to gravitate to photos more than ephemera bits in my junk journal. Probably because I feel so much mom guilt for not Journaling more.
Artstamper rated for Zines from the PAST on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: What a great group of zines.thank you so much for the zines and the swap!
Response: You are welcome. I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Keep warm.
messymama rated for Junk Journal Round 8 on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: I love your focus on family <3 Mine are all quite adult by now... Thanks for hosting -- I plan on continuing.
ace81620 rated for Zines from the PAST on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Great zines!!!! Laughed through the Collection of Winter Jokes. And especially love the Freezer Meal recipe zine (what a cool group idea, recipe sounds so good, and I love the stitching!!!). Thanks!
Response: Thanks so much! I have a really eclectic mix of zines. It is so much fun to decide what to create a zine about.... I love food so that tends to work its way into a lot of zines.
riviwriter rated for Zines from the PAST on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I can't wait to read these!
Response: Glad they arrived. Thanks so much.

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DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 just wanna say thank you for hosting junk journaling swap! I hope you can continue the project as right now my country still suspending international mailing 😢 Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again 🙏🏽

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 ♥

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!

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