Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 8:49 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: February 4, 2023

Country: United States

Things I love

Trying to find WHERE'S THE PAIR postcards! I will trade with you!

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 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 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

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 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, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. I am not a bug lover however. Spiders are ok, most other bugs I can live without!

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 tabby cat, a tortoise and some fish. Yes, I am allergic to cats, but this kitty needed a home and I am in love with him! : )

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)

2023 travel: We have NYC, Florida, and Japan set so far. Hoping to go to Boston and still deciding on another trip. Already planning ahead for our Leap Day anniversary trip in 2024. Destination TBD!

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, 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.

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

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

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.


Ikat78 rated for Three Truths and a Lie #6 on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the awesome wave pc! Let’s see……. I am guessing the lie is that you met Elton John?
Response: No! I met him several times at my job when I lived in Atlanta!!! My lie is that I was engaged 3x. Only twice. Thanks a lot for joining!!!! I didn’t think I could stump you! : )
debbiespoms rated for FLOWER Postcard on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks Susan for the beautiful bright & colorful flower PC! I love it a lot! You're not the only one waiting for Spring to finally get here. I'm tired of Winter already and it isn't half way over, ugh! I see you love Peonies, Irises, Tulips, and I couldn't read the last flower you liked. As it was covered up by a postal mark. But those flowers are some of my favorites too. I also love Gladiolas, Daffodils, Marigolds, Snap Dragons, Star Sunflowers, and so many more. I love them all really! Take care and have a wonderful day.
Response: Wow that was fast for a change, yay! I think the other flower I listed was dahlias - but I love sooo many, just like you! I have met someone who doesn't like flowers and it makes me wonder where they find any joy!! So happy you were my partner - stay warm!! xoxo
explore rated for MAIL ART - Maps on Feb 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your cool map mail art envelope and goodies. Also thank you for hosting this swap. Happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome! I am so glad you joined and thanks a lot for the rating! Hope to see you in another swap soon! : )
Writercat rated for THEMED NOTECARD #3 on Jan 31, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for that adorable black cat card, the cat postcard and cute kitty notecard, too. Great to hear from you and get your newsy note. I hear you about the hectic times of the holidays. Fun you travel to Canada. I've never heard of Tiger Tail ice cream. Sounds intriguing. Thanks for writing! Cathy
Response: I am glad you liked the kitties and my swap! Thanks a lot for rating and for joining. I am told tiger tail is a Canadian flavor! I love it so I was happy to find it last time. The stores we stop at don't always have it - but there are so many neat flavors I don't see in the US! It's so much fun to cross the border!
Ikat78 rated for PTG: A Child or Children postcard on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: I LOVE THIS POSTCARD 🤣 It’s perfect, thank you.
Response: HA HA HA, I was so glad to see you as my partner! Happy you liked it too!! Thanks a lot for the rating! : )
Ikat78 rated for Handmade Envelopes 01/2023 on Jan 29, 2023
Comment: I love these! The prints on the double sided papers, the hearts, and colors are really beautiful. I’ll probably hoard these for awhile. 😂 Thank you for the labels and cat images too. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: Well, feel free to hoard them because I held onto those papers for about a year, LOL!!!! Thanks for joining and for the rating!!! xoxo
metrognome rated for CPG Daily Q's #30 - US on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks! I don't like New Years Resolutions much either, because as soon as I miss a day it's a huge disappointment.
Response: Exactly - I don't like to set myself up to fail! Thanks so much for the rating! : )
Bavarija rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #45 on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for cards!
Response: Thanks for joining and for the rating! : )
ultracinematik rated for Random Envelope 15 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the generous envelope full of fun goodies. LOVE the Addams notepaper!
Response: I hoped you'd like that paper - I love it too! Thank you for joining and for the rating - have a great day! : )
Karen07 rated for Lunar New Year Postcard - Rabbit on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you, Susan! Love the card! Happy Year of the Rabbit!
Response: Happy Year of the Rabbit! Thank you for joining and for the rating! : )
Comment: Thanks so much for the rabbit theme! I’m also born on the year of the rabbit so this is an extra special card for me! :)
Response: Oh that's perfect then!! I am glad I went with that! Thank you for joining and for the rating! : )
CHOWEFACE rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #242 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Great cards, all are going to my collection! Thanks Susan!
Response: Awesome, I am so happy you like them! Thanks a lot for the rating! : )
Karen07 rated for SPACE Postcard on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks! I love the card! Cool stamps also. :)
Response: Yay! Thanks so much for joining - and for the rating! : )
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #241 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: So happy to find you at my mailbox with this package of wonderful pcs and stamps :)
Response: Thanks for the rating!! have a great week! xoxo
BusyB rated for GIRAFFE Postcard on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: I love this whimsical giraffe postcard so much! Heehee Adorable! Happy 2023! I sent a letter to you last week, just saying hello. Looking forward to swapping this year with you. Thanks for hosting too! :)
Response: So glad you like it!! Figured it was better than a typical zoo postcard! Looking forward to your mail!! Thank you for joining my swap! xoxo
cloudjun rated for Flat Envie of Fun 35 on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: omg so much fun stuff! Thank you for hosting and for also sharing some ephemera from Japan c: I hope to visit one day in the future!
Response: That was so fast - yay! I am happy you like what I sent and I hope you get to Japan soon! Thank you so much for joining and for the rating! : )
Tricia22 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #9Q on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks so much for the rating! And for joining! : )
sherylk3 rated for PTG: Sender’s Choice PC on Jan 19, 2023
Response: Thank you for the rating!! : )
Comment: Hello Susan! Always so nice to get a swap from you! I enjoy swapping with you. Speaking of enjoy, I very much enjoyed your reading your 10 TBR book list. I did look the books already and there are a few of yours that have really sparked my interested, like "Just like mother" by Anne Heltzel, "Housebreaking" by Colleen Hubbard" and "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver. I have them on my list of to get books. But it will be sometime before I do get them. Because like you, I have 100's of books on 4 big book shelves and there are 5 shelves to be exact. I have my 10 or books stacked up to read on my bedroom dresser. My bedroom is my reading room, ha! Not to mention is where my computer is. I could have made our Utility room my Space. But it's too damp and cold in there and no heat will reach it and no heater will warm it up. Our Double wide is very old and from the early 1960's and so there are many drafts in this ole' place. Anyhow, Thank you so much for sharing your book list with me and for the book related goodies. Wherever do you find the Book stationery, stickers, and note cards? I've never found anything such as what you sent me. And, I love it all too very much! Oh, And thanks so much for your book recommendations. Especially for Bookbub. I've never heard of that site. I get book recommendations from thriftbook.com, secondsale.com, and Goodreads.com. Thriftbook and Secondsale I have ordered books from for so many years. They are very trustworthy. Thriftbooks has book reading rewards. After you buy so many books, you get one free book. I think I have bought more books from them than any other place, ha! Well, I guess I need to shut up now, ha! But you can't say I'm not an avid book reader though.
Response: Thanks for the rating Debbie! Yes, I love Thriftbooks too. My favorite store to look is Half Price Books - we have a few around town and love to dig around! I have found really great stuff. I also love to go to Book-Off in NYC - they have a huge $1 clearance section and I usually find SO MUCH. My friend made me the statinery/envelope. The stickers I don't remember - maybe Michael's? Cards I got a while ago - it was from a set and there happened to be the one with books. Oh Book Outlet is also GREAT! I just a huge stack of books last week from them. Oftentimes they have postcard sets too! Thank so much for joining - and keep reading!! xoxo
Comment: Thanks Susan! That "weird" card is pretty weird! LOL
Response: Ha ha!! I had a choice of several...might have to do that topic again! Thanks a lot for the rating and for joining! : )

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LadyJo on Jan 31, 2023:

Thank you for the PTG tag of the 3 postcards! Fun!

Sternenfee on Jan 29, 2023:

Haha I knew you would be the first (and only one?) to leave a comment 😘

grammypammy on Jan 27, 2023:

WW ~ January Wishlist

Thank you so much for the postcard stamps and the laptop/vinyl stickers! I appreciate you sending to me!


Zefaniya on Jan 27, 2023:

Thank you for the WW for January! :D

Poohtat on Jan 27, 2023:

Thank you for the amazing WW Jan wishes. It is so hard to find octopus things and that adorable pig in the mud card, I am going to frame and put up in my craft room! So cute! I love it all, thank you

Mimosagirl on Jan 26, 2023:

Thank you so much for the recipe cards and the postcard. These are great!!! ❤️ WW January

MuggleMom on Jan 26, 2023:

for sending me the red envies you find! What a treasure hunt to find these!!



Highlander18 on Jan 26, 2023:

❤️❤️❤️ Thank you very much for the Happy Mail you sent with my favorite items - whales and pinecones - will have fun with all. Always excited when mail comes with your name.

kiddomerriweather on Jan 25, 2023:

Thank you for the vintage touristy PC's you sent for my January WW! I really appreciate you!

lindseyjae on Jan 24, 2023:

Hi hi! Thanks so much for the lovely WW January goodies - as always I love everything!! I am doing well, have been pretty busy though! I will have a reply postcard sent out to you soon (my goal is by the end of this week!) take care, friend!

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