Swap-bot Time: May 17, 2022 7:47 am


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

  • 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, 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 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 went to NYC a couple of times and to Chicago. Upcoming this year: Italy (December 2021 - it was fabulous!!!). Japan (once again postponed!).

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

  • 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 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: Thank you for the great swap! Penelope Tree is wonderful and the Japanese sticker sheet is so cute!
debbiespoms rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #231 on May 16, 2022
Comment: I received your swap today and thanks so much, for the 5 fantastic PC's and the stickers as well. I love all you sent me so much! Happy to hear, you're weather is so nice. Ours hasn't been that great. We keep getting big thunderstorms with high winds & lots of flooding. I wish it would end! They say tomorrow is to be a better day & high 80's. Gosh, I hope so. We need a break. Take care Susan and have a good day.
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Vintage PC with a Quote #5 on May 12, 2022
Comment: OMG, hahahaha the quote is great! We are all cracked eggs I think. Thank you for joining and for the funny pc.
Comment: Thank you Susan for the beautiful envelope and goodies. It's always great swapping with you!
Response: I love swapping with you too - and thanks for the rating!! Have a great day! xoxo
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating! Always happy when we’re partners! : )
warheart rated for Handmade Envelopes 4/2022 on May 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun collaged envelopes (and labels)!
Response: Thank you for the rating and for joining! : )
debbiespoms rated for AN: Matchy Matchy # 6 (global) on May 3, 2022
Comment: Lucky me, got you for my partner again! I always look forward to swaps from you! Not to mention your nice notes. Thank you so much, for choosing dogs for me for this swap. I really love the all the dog goodies you gave me, along with the extras. So nice of you! I hope hope you have a wonderful day Susan!
Response: Thanks for the nice rating, Deb!!! I’m glad you liked the dog things! Have a great week! : )
Comment: Such cute cards! And an extra!! Thank you so much! I can't wait to use them!
Response: You’re very welcome!! Thank you for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you for the Brilliant selection of postcards!
Response: Thank you for joining and for the rating!!! : )
LadyJo rated for Note on a Postalette 2 on Apr 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter! I enjoyed hearing about the town you visited! That to me is a fun thing to do! Yes, it has been cool and windy the last 3 days! Warm weather come quickly!
Response: Yes! We had such a nice day!! Thank you for joining my swap and for the rating! See you in a swap soon! : )
Comment: Many thanks for the resend! I hope the original swap shows up one day. Thanks, again.
Response: I am so glad you got it!!!! Thank you for the rating! Let me know if the other shows up. I really wonder where it all goes, especially using a return address label! Hope you have a nice weekend and thanks again! : )
Comment: Hi Susan! Thank you so much for the lovely note cards and postcards!!! You nailed it! So lovely! And a very serious, important question… Where on earth did you get that bird reading a book stamp? I am so in love with it!!! Thanks again, Jenny
Response: I am really happy you liked what I sent! Thanks for joining and for the rating! Sending you a message about the stamp! : )
Ikat78 rated for Earth Day Postcard 4/22 on Apr 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Grand Teton National Park pc. I love all the stamps including the Wyoming one. Let’s keep recycling and try to make a difference! Thank you for hosting and have a great day.
Response: So happy you got it! Thank you for the rating and for joining! Hope you had a nice Earth Day!! xoxo
CHOWEFACE rated for Mix It Up! - April 2022 on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: These were wonderful cards Susan! Thanks so much for sending cards from my wishlist!
Response: Glad I had ones that fit your profile! Thanks a lot for joining and for the rating! : )
Comment: More fun Susie mail! Such fun stuff -- thank you!
Response: You’re very welcome - thanks a lot for joining and rating! : )
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Nature Randomness (global) on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: You always send such cool stuff! So much to love in here. Thank you!
Response: Awww, glad you liked what I sent!! Thanks so much for hosting! Fun swap! xoxo
debbiespoms rated for DEER Postcard on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: I received your Deer PC today and thanks a lot for it. Oh, I love Deer too! They're so beautiful ! We see love every day & night where we live. Which is atop a mountain. Were feeding them corn. But since it's Spring now, they graze on the grass. I have to giggle though. As every night, we here them snorting out back & they sound like they're right next to our bedroom window, ha! Well, I hope you have an enjoyable time in June in Philly. That's about a 4 hour drive from here. We've been there many times. As My oldest daughter lives 5 miles from Philly in Delran, NJ. You have a good night Susan!
Response: Oh Deb, you are so lucky to see them every day! I saw one on Sunday and was happy!! Waiting to see babies next month! : ) Yes, we are looking forward to going - wish I could get to NJ too but not enough time this trip! I'll wave to you as I drive by! xoxo
nanadiana rated for BIRD Postcard on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Mocking Bird pc and nice message. I think the hummingbird is my favorite, but then I like the jays and chickadees too. Thank you for hosting this swap, it was a fun one. :)
Response: Oh yes, hummingbirds are truly wonderful!! I feel so lucky if I spot one! Thank you for joining my swap and for the rating!!! : )
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Pick A Color! on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the green themed envie! I really like all the plant life. The Giving Tree stamp is perfect and on my list to get. The cactus stationery is so cute. I almost want to write myself - ha!
Response: I think the green felt right with Earth Day being the next day! Oh I have a little more of that stationery - I can send you some. Some to use, some to save! Thanks for the rating and for joining!!

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anicka22 on May 17, 2022:

Thank you so much for the lovely envies and stickersheets. Never seen them before. They are so cute!

Mimosagirl on May 16, 2022:

Thank you for the labels :) :) xx These are so super cute!!!

Poohtat on May 16, 2022:

Thank you for the awesome WW May wishes. I love it!

dartha on May 14, 2022:

Make A Wish - May Thank you so much Susan for the amazing note cards - I will enjoy using them. Thank you, darla

Autist on May 13, 2022:

Thank you for the WW - May Birthday wishes!! So many wonderful things in one little envelope!! Was great to come home to such a full mailbox!! Cheers - Rook

Highlander18 on May 12, 2022:

Thank you very much for the WW envie of great whales, stickers, and Lantern Press card. Grey whales are fine, I have several Orcas. I am partial to Humpback as a fav.

greenleaf on May 10, 2022:

Happy birthday, Susan💐🎉🎁🎉🎂🍸❤️Hope you have a super special day🍀

Mimosagirl on May 9, 2022:

Thank you very much for the beautiful birthday card and tuck in surprise! I’m so excited and I can’t wait to use it ❤️ Yummmm WW May

kiddomerriweather on May 7, 2022:

Thank you for the large envelopes you sent via Amazon for my May WW! They are perfect!

Mimosagirl on May 7, 2022:

Thank you! Happy Birthday to you too! alt text

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