Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2021 4:14 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: May 17, 2021

Country: United States

Things I love

No access to mail from May 12-16th. Will pick it up on the 17th. Will rate that night.

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

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, 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, 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 like/need scrapbooking supplies/raised stickers , deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, paper scraps, craft supplies (not my thing and won't be used). PLEASE no! 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

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 fish. Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love the ocean and 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’ll be going to Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague.(that was fantastic!) Italy and Switzerland (postponed!), and Japan (most likely postponed!). (Three separate trips)

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

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

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

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • 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!! I LOVE beaches!

  • Alain Grèe

  • 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 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.


simcoe54 rated for Mix It Up! - April 2021 on May 17, 2021
Comment: Love the postcards and stamps. Thanks
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks as always for joining and for the rating! xoxo
Response: Thanks for the rating!!!!
grammypammy rated for CPG QUICKIE: Animal PC #2 - US on May 11, 2021
Comment: Love the dog postcard, thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the rating! : )
papercraft70 rated for Send 3 From the List #17 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I love the PC so much. 👍🏻
Response: Wow that got to you fast! Yay! Thanks for the rating and for joining the swap! : )
Highlander18 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #213 on May 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful cards - cute Doxie and notecard with Doxie!
Response: You’re so welcome!!! Thank you for joining and for the rating! : )
Comment: Thanks for the great owl postcard and postage stamps! So fun to receive. Take care.
Response: Wow that took a while! Glad you got it and like the owls! Thanks for the rating and for joining! : )
rhinoluvr rated for Handmade Envelopes 4/2021 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan! 👋 Thank you so much for these great envelopes & labels & postcards.💌 I especially like the peonies. I’m going to send a letter in it to a good friend who also loves them 🌸 I can’t believe you had snow again! ❄️ I love the polka dot purple envie these arrived in too. Thank you for hosting such fun creative swaps. Take care 🤗
Response: Thanks for the rating!! I’m happy you liked the envelopes. Peonies are a big favorite of mine. Can’t wait to see them bloom. It has been way too cold for May. Hoping it warms up soon.
Giddyanni rated for MAIL ART - Used Postage Stamps on May 7, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan and thank you for the great swap! I just adore the way you used the flower stamps.. pure genius :0) Thank you too for the very thoughtful additions, particularly the postcard. Having worked in aviation, this ticked all the boxes and it's such a sweet motif. Once again, thank you very much, happy swapping!
Response: I’m really happy you liked it!! And prefect with that postcard! Thank you for joining and for the rating! Have a happy weekend! : )
rhinoluvr rated for Transportation Postcard on May 4, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan 👋 Thanks for the adorable trailer PC. It sure does look cozy, with the little white lights & acoustic guitar. Also I love the little pig, 💌 flying envie & postbox rubber stamps. 💕 take care
Response: Thanks Lisa! That little scene screams fun summer nights! Thanks for joining and for the rating!!!
Comment: Thanks for this resend! They are lovely envelopes! i will tell you if the first ones appear! Thanks too for the extras! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Oh great!! That was pretty fast! Thanks a lot for the rating! : )
knitterofhats rated for Flat Envie of Fun 30 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the awesome envie of fun!
Response: You’re very welcome - thank you for the rating!
rhinoluvr rated for What Are You Reading? - April '21 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan! 👋 Thanks a bunch for this adorable kids in a grocery PC, & for details about your recent book. The only thin paper books I know of are large print and other bibles. Those pages are tissue paper thin! It’s funny I got this PC from you soon after sending off another swap asking about what you’ve read recently 😆 I lost my ability/drive/ concentration for a year but it’s slowly coming back, thank goodness! 📚💚 Take care 🤗
Response: I finished that book, and it turned out to be good! The paper wasn’t bible thin, but the thinnest I’ve had in paperback! Thanks a lot for the rating!! Xoxo
manders2280 rated for Mini Scavenger Hunt 4/2021 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Now I can join OrigamiGrace's NOT my country touristy PC and send your great view of the temple in Tokyo! Thanks for all the great cards.
Response: Yay, happy that helped you out!! Thank you for joining and for the rating! xo
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Response: Thanks for the rating!!!! : )
Cgscdy rated for CPG QUICKIE: Ugly/Unloved PC - US on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Loved it! Ty
Response: You’re welcome - thank you for the rating!!! : )
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! I sent off all my Gee's Bend postcards ages ago. The Chagall painting is a favorite of mine. And the envelope is so pretty!
Response: Thanks for the rating!! Love having you for a partner! : )
Comment: Great postcard selection - thanks!
Response: You’re welcome!!! Thanks as always for joining! : )
Comment: Love, love, LOVE everything about this! The starry envelope is just perfect and beautifully decorated! And of course, all those awesome stamps. And the extra astrology envelope, and fix card, and mushroom stickers you included are just perfect!! Thank you so much, really beautiful!
Response: Thank you so much for joining my swap and for the rating! I’m really happy you liked it! : )
MiRdLHWY43 rated for MAIL ART - B & W with a twist! on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: I love this b and w paper, so pretty. I also chose green as my accent:) Thank you for the pretty envelope, bird, and bug stickers too, really cool! 💜
Response: You’re welcome! I’m happy you like it!! Enjoy the stickers - glad they found a good home! Thank you for the rating and for joining my swap! xoxo
rhinoluvr rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #212 on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan! 👋 I Love this lovely packet of happy mail, thank you so much! 💌💟 Thanks for the - as always! - Superb mix of PCs - the portraits & Flemish cartoon moose are my favorites. I enjoyed your note also - yes, we are loving the spring hikes & picnics.🐢 Thanks too for the stickers & mini card 💌🦙 take care 🤗
Response: You’re welcome!!!! Always fun sending to you!!! Thanks a lot for joining and for the rating!! XOXO

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anicka22 on May 11, 2021:

Happy birthday dear friend. Hope you and your mother have a lovely day!

Gnoe on May 11, 2021:


With love from Utrecht

dobie256 on May 11, 2021:

I remembered it was your birthday today ;) lolol Make it a great day! <3

MiRdLHWY43 on May 11, 2021:

Happy Birthday Susan! Have a great day and thank you so much for the perfectly cheerful spring mail!

Highlander18 on May 9, 2021:

Thank you very much for WW - the wonderful items for my travels later this month.

Autist on May 8, 2021:

Thank you very much for the ww-may birthday wish!! The starbucks card will come in handy on my early morning icetime sessions. It's a great way to start the day! Thank you for thinking of me - Evan

dartha on May 7, 2021:

Wonderful Wishes - April Thank you so much for the beach post card - so sweet. I sure hope this year you get to travel again. We are all ready to go and do again!!!! I received your letter - thank you and will be writing you soon. Thanks so much, darla

dartha on May 7, 2021:

Make A Wish! April Thank you so very much for the envelope full of goodies to put in my journal. You are so sweet. darla

LadyJo on May 6, 2021:

thank you for the great envie of wishes! I love the air mail things and cute nautical note cards!

phillaine on May 6, 2021:

Thank you for my birthday card and MORE GREAT STICKERS! ♥ Those neon berries are the coolest stickers ever--now I definitely have to check out pipsticks. Thanks again, sweet lady!

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