Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 9:40 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: October 2, 2022

Country: United States

Things I love

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

  • POODLES, Collies, Huskies, greyhounds, Saluki, Borzoi, Shar-pei - but I love ALL dogs!

  • DEER,owls,foxes,turtles,rabbits and all woodland animals

  • moose, elk

  • hummingbirds! and all birds

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, sea dragons, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • Snoopy/Peanuts, Pink Panther, Sanrio , Moomins, Mutts (comic strip)

  • hearts, pears

  • European countries,Japan ,Venice, and all of Italy, NYC

  • art museums

  • books, libraries, reading

  • stationery, greeting cards, note cards, stickers

  • POSTCARDS! I like them blank and unwritten. I do not like ad cards unless they show one of my "likes". If I sign up for a written/stamped postcard swap, please send it that way. I collect blank and written postcards! Thank you!

  • I am a Taurus & love Zodiac-related items. Also Year of the Dog from the Chinese Zodiac.

  • NJ Devils, NY Mets.

  • Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. I like tea but simple flavors. Please no Earl Grey, and please nothing apple (allergic) or plain cinnamon! (Chai is ok though!) If you have decaf I'll take it!

Favorite Movies

Wizard of Oz

Favorite Books

I will read fiction & non-fiction, but do not like sci-fi or romance. A romance in literary fiction is fine, I just don't like over the top romance books or chick lit.

If you send me a postcard or swap: Tell me a must-read or your personal favorite(s).


I am not interested in ANYTHING political or religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa...that kind of stuff! : ) I appreciate that!

Please join me in any of my groups: International Fun Mail, Postcard trading group, Make A Wish (intl wishlist), Wonderful Wishes

I do not use : foam stickers , deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, fabric. I DO LOVE rubber stamps. New or used. I am hardly creative with them, make lots of smears, but I still enjoy using them on postcards and letters! ; )

I enjoy postcards sent unwritten in an envelope, but "naked" is fine too - I save all postcards. Whatever's easy - you won't get a complaint from me unless there's a choice on how to send it and I have made a comment. I do not like ad cards unless they somehow relate to any of my "likes".
Typically handmade postcards are not my favorite,but I have a few really cool ones that I've received! I do not really collect vintage postcards unless they are of topics on my likes list.

I am allergic to cigarette smoke and cat hair and apples. The one scent I despise is cinnamon! Please, please, please no cinnamon anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and the like - nudes in art welcome too. Please no animal cruelty,rodeos,hunting, dog or horse racing, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. Also no bugs please. : /

About Me

Trying to recycle any envelopes I can so please don't be offended if you get one!

I live with my husband in Columbus, OH. I got married on 2/29/12; Leap Day! Yes, on purpose. I have no children. I am from New Jersey and miss it!

We are down to a standard poodle, a tortoise and some fish. ** We added a kitten our family in January 2022! Yes, I am allergic, but this kitty needed a home, lol!! He is a tabby and so cute. Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love big cities and the ocean/beaches and anything to do with them. I love to travel and try to take one "big" vacation a year. My dream is to make it to Australia and The Maldives. (Of course, not in the same trip)
This year I went to NYC a couple of times, Philadelphia, Florida, New England, and a quick trip to Windsor, Ontario. Upcoming this year: JAPAN, again, finally!!!!

I enjoy making friends here in the USA and all over the world.

Please read

I want to be sure everyone receives what I sent, so PLEASE let me know if you didn't get a swap from me. I will resend if necessary. I rate daily. If I will be away, I will post it on my profile. Please have the courtesy to rate me. This is part of the agreement in a swap! I want to be sure my partner gets what I've sent. Please let me make it right before rating me poorly. I have all letters and packages weighed at the post office, but will try to use stamps whenever possible. This is for fun; it is not life or death!! I am not here to rate poorly! I just want to get something in line with swap requirements in return for what I send! I will always message partners to be sure they got a swap from me if I haven't been rated. I will also let a partner know if I haven't received a swap in a reasonable amount of time. Please do the same for me! Thanks to everyone.

Looking for...

I am in search of poodle postcards (new or vintage, written on or not) and really all things with poodles on them. If you have anything, maybe we can arrange a private swap. I have lots of different things to swap. Let me know! : )

Anyone have any postcards of:

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • hummingbirds

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

  • Space, the Moon, NASA (and similar agencies worldwide), astronauts, etc.

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • horses

  • domestic cats

  • Italy

  • Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

  • the Netherlands

  • all birds, but especially owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me these postcard wishes!!

I will also do a private swap for new or vintage unwritten post cards in an envelope. Just PM me!


Things I really like!

  • postcards. I especially love my postcards blank! (If I sign up for a written postcard swap, please send it that way though) Animals, cute drawings, Marjolein Bastin,coffee, Touristy (esp. skyscrapers & subways) art, B&W, baseball stadiums, maps, Mayan ruins, maps,Tokyo, NYC, New Jersey, unique non-touristy - try me!! ....!!!!! Any and all! See my "loves" at top too, thank you! You can't go wrong sending me an animal postcard. Anything but bugs, please.

  • envelopes and airmail envelopes

  • stickers

  • note cards

  • stationery

  • anything with poodles

  • anything with Snoopy and Peanuts

  • The Who

  • Beaches!!

  • Alain Grèe

  • Marjolein Bastin

  • New York City - I was born there and raised close by and it is my absolute favorite place on Earth!

Music I Like

The Who!!!! Also like Talking Heads, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joan Jett, Duran Duran, Joy Division, New Order, Pixies, B-52's, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Smiths, Ramones, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen and 80's "new wave", jazz.
Too many to name! Some day I'll make a big list! Love attending concerts.


Comment: Hello again, and thank you for the wonderful PCs and cute cats in costume stickers. I especially like the Halloween pc and the rainbow bookshelves. Always a delight to swap with you.
Comment: Thank youfor your flowery envelope. The colour matches the flower stamp. :) Oh, and all the fun goodies!
Comment: Hello Susan ! Wow, You out did yourself on this swap, with 2 note cards, 2 sheets of stickers, and 2 postcards! So nice of you to do so! TYSM for them and I love them!
LadyJo rated for PTG: Fall Themed Postcard #2 on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful fall postcard! It will be displayed with my other fall postcards I receive as well! It is fun to see the different ones. My husband recently said what happened to the display, I told him getting ready for the fall ones! I guess he likes looking at them!
quaisoir rated for I Spy Something with an F (R4) on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard. Ooh I've yet to visit Finland but I plan to next year in July so it won't be so cold😜. You should visit Singapore someday its nice and warm here but we can't live without air-conditioning! Lol.
Response: Wow, that got to you way faster than I expected, that's' great!! I do hope you get to Finland - it is so lovely!! And Singapore is on my list for sure - I would LOVE to go!! One day I will get there!!! Thanks so much for joining my swap and for the rating! : )
heliogal rated for IFM: Halloween Card #2 on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful card and lovely note and great extras!! How exciting to get to go to Tokyo in October! I am just looking forward to listening to my playlist, carving pumpkins and making my awesome pumpkin soup! I love Halloween!!
Response: Thank you for the rating! It totally feels like fall here - cool, dark, damp, ugh!! Lots of fun things to do at least this season! Have fun on Halloween! : )
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #237 on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Always cool stuff from you! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome - thanks a lot for the rating! : )
Petaltea rated for Handmade Envelopes 09/2022 on Sep 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you Susan for the beautiful envelopes and the sticker sheet. I could make and decorate envelopes all day. LOL Take care!
Response: Isn't it fun making them?! I love it too!!! Thanks a lot for joining and for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you so much for the fun mail :) I hope you are doing well, and thank you for the effort in making sure mail gets to me!
Response: So happy this reached you!!! Thank you for the rating! xoxo
Comment: Yes, I like lighthouses! Thanks for sending me this one! Never saw this one, but like too! Thanks!
Response: I am so glad!!! Thanks a lot for joining and for the rating!! : )
Comment: Thank you Susan, such a pretty postcard of Minnesota Autumn. Happy you were my partner too! Ohh I will look forward to seeing photos if you get to Japan!! 😊
Response: Thank you for the rating! : ) Yes, we are for sure going so next month I will post pics from there, yay!!! xoxo
Comment: Thanks for the nice selection of postcards and I love the butterfly birthday card.
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the rating and for joining!! : )
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Halloween Notecard on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: OMG, I LOVE these Halloween cards. The one you wrote in AND the one you included. Thank you for the stickers as well. How fun.
Response: Yay! I am glad I picked good ones for you! Thanks a lot for the rating and for hosting this! : )
jamicam rated for IFM: Fall Envie on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: Festive fall envelope! Loved the apple stamps you used - how perfect! Thanks for the lovely note and goodies. Happy Fall to you!
Response: You are very welcome - thanks a lot for joining and for the rating. Enjoy Fall! :)
Ruthless rated for LIGHTHOUSE Postcard on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: You're welcome - thank you for the rating!! : )
marclively rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #236 on Sep 18, 2022
Comment: great cards!
Response: Thanks for the rating and for joining! Have a great Sunday! : )
debbiespoms rated for PTG: Fall Themed PC on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: Well hello there Susan! This is nice, to get get another swap from you.😀 Which doesn't happen too often. I loved your Fall PC & note about Fall. TYSM ! Like you, I love the changing of leaves ! I'm summer girl too. But I also like Fall. But absolutely hate winter. Sometimes I wish we lived back in Florida. But can't afford to go back though now.🙁 Glad to hear you & your husband are doing ok there and had a really nice Labor Day weekend. We had a cook-out that day. Had 2 of my children here for it. It was fun! Take care and keep staying safe.
Response: Thank you for the rating! It has been a really nice month and looking like a nice week ahead to finish summer. Glad you had a nice Labor Day! I hate winter so much too, ugh!!! Have a great day, Deb!! xoxo
deesides rated for AERIAL VIEW Postcard on Sep 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the magnificent Boston card! Such cute stickers too ^_^
Response: I am so glad you like it - I thought it was a lovely view too!!! Thanks a lot for joining and for the rating!! : )
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #236 on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: Always fun cards from Susie! Thank you.
Response: Thank you for the rating and for joining!! xoxo
young46356 rated for AN: The Big One PC #14 (US) on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Susan. Yes, we had a quiet holiday weekend. We have a big parade here every year but I never go to it, but had company (another married couple) here for dinner and board games later in the day. The boys were all gone and my daughter spent the weekend at the lake with a girlfriend.
Response: That sounds like a really good day and relaxing weekend! Wish every weekend was 3 days : ) Thank you for the rating!

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Bo on Oct 1, 2022:

Thank you sooo much for a wonderful selection of writing paper from "Make a wish" group. I love them all.

chimerix on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope of Halloween goodness! I love the stickers and the card and PC are to die for. LOL! A big Aloha!

Ikat78 on Sep 26, 2022:

Thank you for the wonderful wishes September. I love the Japanese Halloween stickers, the cute cat notepad, Halloween stickers, and the really cool postcards that you sent that will be perfect for Halloween thank you!!!!

Highlander18 on Sep 24, 2022:

WW September Wishlist - Oh my!! Love it all!! awesome whale postcards especially shaped one, great gnome stickers and love the LP Alcatraz card, cute doxies too!!

grammypammy on Sep 24, 2022:

WW ~ September Wishlist

I absolutely love the Flintstones stationery sheets!! Did you make them or where did you find the images? Thank you for those and for the birthday card with all the goodies tucked inside! Also the envelope was decorated so cute with the Flintstones that I just have to keep it. I'm so excited that you sent me those things. Thank you for thinking of me!

Hugs, Pam

anicka22 on Sep 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for the wonderful fall/Halloween mail for make a wish September!

kiddomerriweather on Sep 20, 2022:

Thank you for the Halloween stickers and PC's you sent for my September WW! You really hooked a girl up!

Poohtat on Sep 20, 2022:

Thank you for the lovely note and goodies for my WW Sept

Zefaniya on Sep 17, 2022:

Thank you for the September WW for Christmas ephemera =)

manders2280 on Sep 17, 2022:

MTA washi tape!!! Where did you find it? Thanks for the wonderful washi-covered envelope. The Fuji tape is great too. Where do you shop for washi?

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