Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 10:51 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: October 25, 2021

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

  • 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 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

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

  • 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 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.


carrotkate rated for IFM: Vintage PC with a Quote #3 on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: What an excellent vintage card - That torch ginger photo actually kinda looks good in that style!
Comment: Amazing pcs and stamps as always. Thanks for the wonderful items.
Tverne05 rated for CPG-Self-made envelopes-US on Oct 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely handmade envelopes. I love the papers you used. Thanks for adding one with a butterfly 🦋.💖
Response: I’m very glad you like them! Thank you so much for the rating! : )
marclively rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #222 on Oct 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Thank you for the rating!
Cellolady rated for Halloween Greeting Card 10/21 on Oct 21, 2021
Comment: Loved everything! My birthday is 4 days before Valentines. Not as fun because things get combined with Valentine's day. No, the card isn't a duplicate. Thank you for all of the extras!! Everything was wonderful!
Response: Awww yes that’s no fair! Thank you for joining and for the rating! Happy you liked everything! : )
Comment: Thanks for your note and goodies. Nice to learn more about you.
Response: Thanks for the rating and happy you joined! : )
Caithness rated for IFM Halloween Themed Envie on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan, thanks ever so much for your fun Halloween envelope. You spoiled me with all the goodies inside - which were perfect! Loved it all and your writing paper!
Response: I’m happy you liked it! Starting to feel like fall here. Cold mornings and evenings. Leaves changing. Thank you for the rating! : )
Saba rated for CPG Halloween Card 2021 - US on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love the card!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating! Happy Halloween! : )
Comment: Thank you! I have not been to Japan :)
Response: Oh it’s amazing!!!! Cannot wait until we are allowed to go again!! Thanks for the rating!
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - AUTUMN on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun autumn mail envie! The dictionary book page is clever. Thanks also for the extra cutouts and stickers. Hope you enjoy your celebrations this month.
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the rating and for joining! I got your mail yesterday and I’ll reply soon! xoxo
Cellolady rated for CPG Halloween Card 2021 - US on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Hi!! Thank you for the cute card and stickers. I love to pass out the candy, but not dress up! Like your hubby, there are some here, too, that dress up. I'm too lazy I guess! :-) Love the PC!
Response: I don’t like to do either! Ha ha!! Thanks so much for the rating! I sent you another swap on Monday! : )
Comment: I enjoyed the postcard and Prague is not a place I have ever been. The swapping and surprises are a lot of fun. As well as a small intro to others. Thank you Fun stuff Doris
Response: Thank you for the rating! Prague is beautiful if you ever get the chance to go! Enjoy swapping! : )
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies. With every piece I thought "ohh, I think this is my favorite...no, I think THIS one is my favorite!..."
Response: You’re welcome - and thank you for the rating and for joining! I’m happy you like what I sent!!! : )
Lonestarchild rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #31 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Always really special cards from you! I really like The Emigrants one. Thank you!
Response: Yay! Always happy when you are! : D
Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #222 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Always special cards from you -- the Carte Postal elephant is very special! Thank you!
Response: Pretty one indeed!!! Happy you liked them! Thanks for the rating! : )
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Vintage PC with a Quote #4 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: What a cute card full of animals!! I love the quote too!! Thank you ☺️
Response: Thank you for the rating and for hosting - I love this swap! xoxo
dawnakaulen rated for LIBRARY Postcard on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: What a gorgeous library, thank you!
Response: It’s beautiful inside and out! Thanks for the rating and for joining! : )
Lonestarchild rated for Handmade Envelopes 10/2021 on Oct 11, 2021
Comment: Super fun great big envies in a gorgeous fall theme! Thank you!
Response: You’re so welcome! Thanks for the rating and for joining. Glad you were my partner! : )
Comment: Thank you for the extra pcs! I did get your resend from the D swap- thank you for that as well
Response: Oh yay! So happy this got to you fast too! Thank you for the rating!! : )
marclively rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #221 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Thanks for the rating Marc!!!

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kiddomerriweather on Oct 24, 2021:

Thank you for the super adorable Hello Kitty Halloween card and Halloween stickers for my October WW. You always send the cutest things. <3

shirleyinCA on Oct 23, 2021:

Many thanks for the PTG October RAK! All great cards - I especially love those frogs from The Princess and the Frog and the classy Great Sand Dunes National Park!

dobie256 on Oct 18, 2021:

Thanks for the beautiful dragonfly postcard and the delightful envelope of ephemra. The insect stamps will be so much fun to use. And the jellyfish art page ... Swoon! I do appreciate you thinking of me!

MiRdLHWY43 on Oct 17, 2021:

Thanks so much for the double dose of happy mail! Love the vintage pc!

Poohtat on Oct 13, 2021:

Thank you for the WW Oct wish. Love the feather stickers and the Kokopelli images. Perfect!

warheart on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you for the Oct WW - The winter envelopes are gorgeous! Love the paper you used!

Autist on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you for the ww September! I will definitely be able to use these arrow stickers!! Cheers!

simcoe54 on Oct 10, 2021:

PTG: September 2021 RAK -- Thanks for the wonderful postcards. All good ones for my collection!!!!

LadyJo on Oct 7, 2021:

Thank you for the WW September wishes of mailing labels. They are awesome, love all the different ones.

Lonestarchild on Oct 5, 2021:

Double-Susie mail day! Aren't you the clever one with PCs to spell OREGON!! Thank you for the wishes! Sept. WW

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