Swap-bot Time: July 31, 2021 6:25 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: July 31, 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.


Drachenfrau rated for Book List Swap 7/2021 on Jul 31, 2021
Comment: I didn't notice we were the only ones in the swap. 🤣 Thank you for the great suggestions! ❤️
CHOWEFACE rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #217 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you Susan!
Comment: What a fun envelope to open up! I loved every single thing you picked out to send. And how fun are those happy mail stickers. Thanks for hosting and sending me awesome cards!!💌
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Matchy Matchy (global) on Jul 28, 2021
Comment: What a HOOT! Loving all the owls. Thank you for such a great swap!
Response: Ha ha! Yay! Glad you liked the owls!! Thank you so much for hosting it and for my rating! xoxo
Comment: So happy to see your return address on the envie & love your rubber stamp images. The cards are all right up my alley. The B&W French Liberation Day photo is so joyful & from the year of my birth. Matt Adrian's cards are always a treat as is the Animalium ostrich. And you even had a Hundertwasser! Most people have never even heard of him. Lucky you to have seen his work in Vienna. I only know him from books and prints. Thanks so much for sharing such great cards.
Response: Thank you for the kind rating - I really am happy when I have postcards my partners like! I sent you some mail yesterday so look for it next week. Hope you’ll enjoy it! Thank you for joining my swap!! xoxo
LadyJo rated for Mini Scavenger Hunt 7/21 on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Fun postcards! Thank you! I love the lemon notecard you sent as an extra! See you at the mailbox!? Next time!
Response: Thanks again for the rating! Yes, I’m sure we will meet again soon! Thanks for joining as always! : )
Comment: I loved your travel envelope! So fun! Thank you for the fun enclosures as well! We might do some day trips or last minute getaways! Just depends what in the world is happening!!
Response: Happy you liked it! I had fun making it. Yes, playing it by ear here too. Hopefully we both get a few adventures in this year! Thanks for the rating! xoxo
Smsands2 rated for Send 3 From the List #18 on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such lovely items!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks so much for joining and for the rating! : )
AmookIslandCreations rated for MAIL ART - BIRDS on Jul 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this yummy envie!!! I love the collage and all the stamps! Thanks too for all the extras and for hosting such a fun swap! Every thing birdies! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: That was quick! Yay! Thanks so much for the rating - I’m happy you liked everything! Thank you for the rating and have a nice weekend! xoxo
LadyJo rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - July 2021 on Jul 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards! Enjoy your weekend~
Response: Thanks Jo! Happy you like them! : )
glassnowdrop rated for FOOD Postcard on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretzel card! Looks delicious. I hope you are doing well.
Response: Oh they’re so good!!!! Thanks for rating and for joining my swap! : )
Comment: Thank you so much Susan, for the PC of 2 cute Dolphins! I've not seen this PC before. So it's just wonderful! I too have seen Dolphins before. Seen them at the Philadelphia, PA zoo and at the Alpron Park fair in Troy, PA. ( 10 miles from here). Glad you got to see them and also Humpback whales as well in Hawaii. Nice! They are so beautiful! BTW, I had to buy another computer. There was no bringing back my old one. Oh well!
Response: Oh no! Sorry your computer was not able to be saved! I love to see dolphins in the ocean - so magical! Thank you for the rating! xoxo
Writercat rated for Flat Envie of Fun 32 on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan! Thank you so much for the delightful envelope stuffed with so many wonderful treats that I will be sure to use in letters and craft projects. And I love the tea, too. Thanks so much for all of it. It made going to the outdoor mailbox such a treat.
Response: Thank you for the rating - I’m happy my mail is getting to you pretty quickly! Enjoy the tea and other goodies! : )
knitterofhats rated for What Are You Reading July '21 on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the rating!
manders2280 rated for BEVERAGE Postcard on Jul 13, 2021
Comment: I can imagine a cup of tea and a good book! Thank you for the postcard. A friend mentioned a trip to Hawaii but their vaccination rate is about the same as Minnesota. Just maybe Amsterdam!
Response: We have no idea what’ll be this year. Japan might be a no again this year but we have our tickets... trying to figure out other possibilities in case! Thanks for joining the swap!! : )
debbiespoms rated for AN: Intl Dog Day PC (US) on Jul 11, 2021
Comment: Hey there Susan ! Thank you very much, for the so cute doggy PC! I love the Yorkies! Thanks for telling me about your Poodle Lucky. He sounds so sweet! So sorry for your loss of your toy Poodle. I hope you're alright now. It is so hard I know.
Response: You’re welcome!! Those Yorkies are adorable! Lucky is a sweetheart. He’s my first big dog. I do miss my toy poodle but I had her for over 15 1/2 years and I’m grateful for each day!!!! Hope you’re doing well and having a good week so far! : )
noname13 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #216 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: thanks a lot for the wonderful postcards!
Response: You’re welcome!!! Thanks for the rating!! : )
TexyDeb rated for Book List Swap 6/2021 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much. I enjoyed reading it and the extra's. You are a sweetheart. I like the decorations too.
Response: Yay, so happy you got it pretty fast! Thanks so much for the rating and for joining! Happy Reading!! xoxo
manders2280 rated for FIREWORKS Postcard on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fireworks. The big displays around here were cancelled too because it's hot and dry, a tinder box. Usually we can hear them from our house as well as people shooting off fireworks they buy at Target and Costco. Not this year. When I lived in Boston I always enjoyed watching the fireworks on the Charles River, and listening to the Boston Pops on the radio.
Response: The people lighting their own fireworks here was relatively bad. Some towns did fireworks but we didn’t have the city ones. Oh yes! I used to love the Pops! Thank you so much for joining and for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you for the postcard :) Hope the weather is better? Its just a typical cold and wet winter here at the moment.
Response: Yeah it’s been nice!! Today was cooler but not even close to cold! Thanks for the rating and for joining!! : )

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BusyB on Jul 31, 2021:

Thank you so much for your letter and goodies! I enjoy hearing from you. ❤️ Of course I plan to write back. It may take a little bit but I do keep letters together so I can write again. Sounds like you're enjoyed your summer so, happy summer! ( Lol what's left of it!) I agree I love summer too! It's a busy one this year, whew!

ChrisAnne on Jul 30, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday card and goodies from my Wonderful Wishes wish list. I appreciate you thinking of me.

Ikat78 on Jul 26, 2021:

Happy Monday!!

fourgnomesinatrenchcoat on Jul 23, 2021:

I got the anniversary RAK today! Thank you so much! everything is amazing and I cant wait to use the things you sent!

Ikat78 on Jul 22, 2021:

Hello dear friend, I am back!! :) And it feels so good. Have a great day.

Linsoid on Jul 18, 2021:

Got the Anniversary RAK package yesterday! Thank you so much for all the goodies! I love everything, but I really cant wait to try the pens out and I adore that you sent so many Birthday Cards! I love having them on hand to send out when swappers ask for birthday cards!! Thanks again!!

debbiespoms on Jul 14, 2021:

Thanks so much for the 3 wonderful PC's, for the PTG June WTA 2021. I love them!

Poftoffel on Jul 8, 2021:

Thank you so much for the sweet RAK!! It's so kind of you to think of me and take the time to send me such lovely mail.... it really brightened up my day! And your lovely note made me blush. THANK YOU!! I wish you a wonderful day!!!

kiddomerriweather on Jun 21, 2021:

Thank you for the vintage lodging PC’s. They are awesome and a welcome addition to my collection.

anicka22 on Jun 17, 2021:

Sorry for the strange words. My computer wants to translate it all on Dutch ( while I don’t want it)! Restend = resend and recidive = receive.

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