Swap-bot Time: February 28, 2024 9:49 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: February 28, 2024

Country: United States

Things I love

All swaps rated up to 2/28. Iโ€™ll have no access to my mail until 3/6.

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

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

  • DEER, owls, foxes, turtles, rabbits, frogs 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!!

  • My Sweet Piano (Sanrio)

  • Duffy & Friends (Disney)

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

  • hearts, pears

  • Japan ,Venice/all of Italy, NYC, European countries, Antarctica, New Jersey

  • 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.

  • 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 cheesy 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, religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa, winter scenes...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 (USA only)

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. The one scent I despise is cinnamon! Please, please, please no cinnamon scented anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and nudes in art.

Please no animal cruelty, rodeos, hunting, dog or horse racing, dead animals, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. I am not a bug lover however. Spiders and bees are ok, most other bugs I can live without! That includes moths and butterflies.

I do not use Ohio themed stuff either (only postcards), thank you!

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 (Lucky), a tabby cat (Tora), a tortoise and some fish. 9/16/23: We added PIXIE, a tortie kitten, to our family! She has the same Mama as Tora!

Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

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)

2023 travel: NYC, Florida, California, Japan and Boston this year.

Planned a trip for our Leap Day anniversary trip in 2024 - we are going to Mexico City! : )

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

Would love a couple more committed postcard pen pals. No fun sending once or twice and then it's over, never to hear from them again.

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, and 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. If you got this far, PM me and I will send you a postcard.

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:

  • Northern Lights

  • South America (all countries)

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • hummingbirds, Shima Enaga/silver-throated dasher, owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks and really all birds, who am I kidding?!

  • 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, Finland, Sweden, France, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moldova

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC (with Twin Towers in skyline is a bonus!)

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan!!!!!

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins and any Mexico

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 Grรจe

  • Marjolein Bastin

  • Curious Feast - postcard box postcards

  • 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 love Talking Heads, Yaz, Depeche Mode,Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joan Jett, Duran Duran, Joy Division, New Order, Pixies, B-52's, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Smiths, Ramones, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen. Love 80's New Wave, EDM/techno, rock, jazz.


Comment: Thank you Susan for the lovely post card and all the awesome things you did - Yeah trying not to get mad at the bad drivers. It isn't easy sometimes. Thanks for the awesome swap, darla
Comment: I love everything you sent! And such a beautiful envelope! Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. And hugs to a fellow cat lady!
LadyJo rated for FLOWER Postcard on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lilac postcard! I have one of these and love the smell of them. I do cut them for my table sometimes but they don't last long like that. They do better just staying put on the bush.
marclively rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #259 on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: great cards!
Response: Thanks Marc! Glad you joined! : )
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #259 on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Response: Thanks for the rating! Glad you joined the swap! : )
manders2280 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #57 on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards. I did have a great trip to Amsterdam. I need to go back because I didn't see everything on my to-do list.
Response: So glad it was a great trip! Thank you for joining my swap and for the rating! xoxo
goinjenny rated for VALENTINE'S DAY Postcard on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for joining and for the rating! : )
goinjenny rated for PTG: Mailbox Flood!! on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for the rating! : )
goinjenny rated for Places I Haven't Been #10 on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thank you for joining and rating!!
heliogal rated for MAIL ART - Person or People on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Susan, I just really love how you decorated your envelope!!!! I really liked the vintage feel of your stamped imaged and that you used in theme postage!! Plus, I am so thrilled with the postcards and stickers you included for me!! What an awesome swap to receive, thank you so much!!!
Response: Awww, thank you for this very kind rating! I am really glad you liked my envelope and goodies - it was fun making it and putting everything together. So happy you joined! : )
Teraecau rated for PTG: Mailbox Flood!! on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: thank you very much for the lovely postcard. :)
Response: Thanks a lot for the rating! : )
Comment: I absolutely love this fabulous bookstore postcard! Im sorry the book isn't turning out so great. I liked The Orphan Collector.
Response: Oh it ended up being so bad! LOL! I have heard of that book - might even have it. I'll keep it on my list! Thanks so much for joining my swap and for the rating! xoxo
Poohtat rated for PTG: Mailbox Flood!! on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you! Cute postcard and love the postmark. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: Yay! Thanks for the rating! xoxo
Comment: Thanks again for your amazing swap Susan, you always send me some beautiful things โค๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐Ÿ’•
Response: You are so welcome - it is my pleasure! Thanks for joining and hope we swap again very soon! xoxo
Comment: This PC made me so happy! Thank-you for sending such a wonderful card:) I actually special ordered a similar card from Japan to send to my Mom as we are both big Snoopy & Woodstock fans. The card you sent is even better than the one I ordered! And LNY stamps!! So cool:) Hope you're having a great start to 2024 & Year of the Dragon!
Response: This makes me really happy because I was so unsure of sending a Snoopy postcard! Yay! It has been a great year and month, hope the same for you! Thanks a lot for joining my swap and for sending me a postcard too! xoxo
anicka22 rated for Random Envelope 18 on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful mail!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap! Have a great week, my friend! xoxo
Petaltea rated for PTG: Mailbox Flood!! on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Good to hear from you, Thanks for the postcard! Take care!
Response: Thank you for the rating - hope everything is good there! xoxo
LaureAndLucky rated for IFM: Make a List #6-Desserts on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: It's funny cause many people thinks that pastries and desserts are better in France but it's actually quite difficult to find quality ones here ! Sure we have croissants in every bakery, but most of them are just bad and it's the same for everything ! We do have amazing quality places (expensive !) but not everywhere. In the US you have great cheesecakes, cupcakes, layer cakes... Very hard to find in France ! My eternal favorite is the carrot cake, I also love banana bread and everything with blueberry ! Have a nice day ! Thanks for the stickers !
Response: Wow, that really does surprise me -- I suppose every bakery can't be amazing, but still! Oh yes, carrot cake is sooooo good and I am famous for my banana bread! I love to bake and I make carrot cake too... now I am wanting some, ha ha! Thanks a lot for the rating! : )
TrishaLSmith rated for PTG: Massachusetts Postcard on Feb 17, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. The Kuromi sticker was a nice touch. Have a fantastic day!
Response: I am really glad you liked it!! Thanks a lot for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you so much for hosting these swaps ! The stickers are amazing ! And of course I love the postcards ! Thank you again and read you soon ! :)
Response: I am happy you like my swap! Thanks for joining and rating - happy I chose well! : )

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Gnoe on Feb 27, 2024:

Thank you so much for making my bday special with a comment on my profile and your lovely birthday mail with donkey extras! You're the sweetest <3

MAW February

spotteddogs on Feb 27, 2024:

Thank you for the super cute PC for my birthday! Sorry I am late with the thank you! ๐Ÿ˜ตโ€๐Ÿ’ซ

HippieChick on Feb 26, 2024:

Thank you for the wonderful happy mail for MAW! Feb! I love the little Japanese postcard, how adorable! And you always share the best stickers, these flowers are lovely.
Thank you for the tofu tips. My husband and I both enjoy a good crispy tofu but convincing my mom has been tough. If I 'hide' it in a sauce of some sort I can usually get her to eat 2-3 small pieces, haha! I have a lot of veggie/vegan friends and I love to cook so am always looking for new things to try for them. One of my favourite is a plant-based version of Tom Kha Ghai or Thai galangal and coconut soup. Traditionally mad with chicken it is really easy to make veg only. But I use the mini tofu puffs in that and it is so good! :)

Poohtat on Feb 26, 2024:

Thank you for the WW Feb postcard. My husband says 'pee-can' and we all tease him for it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

LadyJo on Feb 23, 2024:

Thank you for the MAW Feb wishes! Awesome postcards of Ohio for my Elderly project! I hope you are having a great Month. Next week is Leap Day for you! Awesome!

Oneartcookie5 on Feb 20, 2024:

WW Feb Adding here: thank you for the stamps and pdt labels too. I just found in the small envie. Thank you so much!๐Ÿ’—

Oneartcookie5 on Feb 20, 2024:

WW Feb Thank you so much for the envie full of beautiful stickers. It is very thoughtful and kind of you. DeborahXx

Highlander18 on Feb 18, 2024:

๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’— Thank you very much! - Feb WW - Love all the cards and am learning a way to fix bent corners. The Monticello one is a great addition to a new collection.

MuggleMom on Feb 17, 2024:

Wow, thank you so much for the red envelopes and the RBG stamps! OH MY GOSH, totally spoiled me.



Karen07 on Feb 17, 2024:

Hi Susan! The double wish fulfillment for MAK February is awesome! Thanks for the cute Valentine and I really love the red envelope and the super stickers!

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