Swap-bot Time: April 3, 2020 7:22 pm


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: April 3, 2020
Birthday: March 31
Country: Canada
Postcards I Made
Zines (A group I started)

About Me

New Group: Zines

One of my most rewarding swaps has been my Pocket Zine eSwaps. So I've started a new group devoted to zines. Join my Zines Group to make and trade one-sheet-8-pages pocket zines and other zine formats. Come on over and have a look.

Borrowing from NRGordon's description, I like making postcards from found images. If you like making postcards and you are my swap partner, send me one of your creations. Let me know how you made it and tell me something about the image you picked (why you picked it, what you like about it).

Cut n Paste postcards are one of my favourite style of postcards. They are fun to make and receive. I like rummaging through magazines for images that will make a great postcard.

indie postcard

If you're a swap-bot member in good standing, also like self-made postcards, and want to have a private swap, let me know.

I put a return address label on everything I send out.

If you haven't received a card within a month of my send date, please let me know.

Things I find interesting:

  • Keri Smith--in particular her Wander Society concept. Solvitur Ambulando!
  • Documenting things a la the Wander Society
  • Hygge concept - cosy, comforting, calm, zen
  • Little Free Library visits while wandering and exploring
  • Dogs (and generally all animals including spiders and insects)
  • Coffee shops
  • Whimsical things
  • The beauty and peace of trees and forests
  • Tartan and plaid
  • Folk art (e.g. Maud Lewis, Grandma Moses)
  • Canadiana (or your country's stereotypical/cultural/characteristic things)
  • Wiener Werkstätte
  • Amateur art made by regular people
  • Public art galleries
  • Artist Co-op stores

📺 What I like on Netflix (January 2020):

  • The Biggest Little Farm

Loved it.

  • Grace and Frankie

I really like Frankie and Saul. I always look forward to Frankie's outfits and her kookiness.

  • Forensic Science

I use to watch this in the early 2000s. Nice to see it back. It's amazing that there are any cold cases these days. A speck of paint, a plastic bag, a fiber, invisible blood, a tree's DNA can all lead to a conviction.

  • Changeling

Extraordinary that this is a true story. Unbelievable police corruption. Reading wikipedia for the afterstory, despite some triumph, the corruption continued, justice was not finalized.


FYI, I don't use the Relationships/Friends feature. I don't understand this feature or the benefits involved, so I'm going to ignore it. But it doesn't mean I don't value swap-bot members. I do, very much.


To all those people who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note...

Thank you

A quote from VivaLaDiane that I like:

  • I feel a 5 says - you did what you said when you said.

  • A comment says "and I appreciate that".

  • A heart says "you cared about more than just fulfilling your obligation - you cared about my happiness"

My hope is to brighten someone's day with what I send.

March 8, 2020

It's a beautiful 8C sunny day and I took a walk in the woods, down to the river.

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Nnyla rated for SPCP: Green Theme Postcard on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: My apologies. I was just checking on my ratings, and just realized that I missed rating this swap. It arrived weeks ago and I love it! Thank you for the beautiful nature photo and for sharing your sister's inspiring story. Many hearts to you!
Response: I'm so glad you liked my green tribute to my sister. Thank you for the heart Nnyla.
lemooon rated for Pocket Zine Email Swap - April 2020 on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for an amazing pocket zine and hosting this swap! I hope for you and your family's health and happiness.
Response: Thank you. It's been a wonderful swap. I appreciate how prompt we all were. I loved the end results. Re: the virus, everyone I know is well.
Ida rated for Pocket Zine Email Swap - April 2020 on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Hi Rome, thank you for the cool zine and your nice email! I hope you don't get cabin fever and you're safe and healthy ♥ Update: you are a wonderful host, thank you for putting so much effort and thought into hosting this swap! I already signed up for the second one :)
Response: No cabin fever yet. :) Thank you for a great swap. I loved folding the zines and seeing the final results. I'm glad you liked my Cabin Fever zine and thanks for the heart.
Tverne05 rated for Intl: Face Time-February on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the post card. I like your design. Stay safe!
Response: Thank you Tverne05. I hope all is well in your State. I enjoyed making the postcard for you. Thanks for the heart. I'm going to put the postcard on my instagram account now that you've received it. :)
Comment: Thanks for the PC. The image sounds as if it were nice. By the time I got it, the artwork was gone from the front.
Response: Oh no. I liked that postcard. The image was nice. How the front of the postcard could have been peeled off worries me. I will send you a link via PM to my google photo album with your card in it, so you can at least see what it looked like. ------- Update: I wonder if I used my EK Success Tools Fine Tip Glue Pen. I just bought it from amazon. I used it on a zine I made yesterday and the next day one of the times had fallen off. I won't be using it again.
Comment: Got your awesome card today! I love the Viking theme. My husband is "Irish" but his blood definitely comes more from the invasion... He thought your card was cool too. Thanks!
Response: I read your profile about the Viking interest. I'm so glad you like the medieval Viking postcard.
Drvr337 rated for FPRU: Cut n Paste #5 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard, it did brighten my day. There’s something about her perspective that is very intriguing.
Response: It had the effect it hoped it would have... bright colours to brighten your day. :) Thanks for the heart.
nannydino rated for SPCP: Postcard #7 on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Hi Rome, thank you for the PC featuring feet & legs...I have a few of these images of my daughter in her bright shoes :) The weather here is really lovely, so sunny ...everything is starting to bloom...the daffodils are up and the robins are about...the Japanese cherry trees that are planted throughout the city are in beautiful pink blossom bloom and all foretell a just around the corner of Spring. Thank you for the re-send...Happy March swapping peace love light
Response: I'm jealous. 🌸🌸🌸 We still have another month and a half before the cherry blossoms are out. Not a peep from the bulbs. Hopefully, we'll be seeing snowdrops and crocuses in a couple of weeks. 🌷🌷🌷 Thanks for letting me know that my re-send made it to you. And thanks for the heart G.
Comment: Thanks for the cool textured image, I love the colors!
Response: You're welcome. I had fun finding the image and putting the postcard together. Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: Thanks very much for that retro postcard of the woman on the sled, Rome! It's great! Writercat/Cathy
Response: Thanks Cathy. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the ❤️.
kclicquot rated for SSM: Handmade PC on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: I love letterboxing! We have a lot of options here in CT. and your handmade stamps are wonderful! THANK YOU!
Response: I'm so glad you like my postcard. I had fun making it. Nice to meet another letterboxer. The heyday of letterboxing in my area has passed, but occassionally I still letterbox. We have some amazing detailed carvers around here.
Response: Thanks for the 5 heart.
Comment: Thanks so much for the super cool card and facts!!! -Al
Response: I'm so glad you liked the Stompin' Tom postcard. Thank you for rating me.
Comment: I love getting you for a swap partner! This is such a neat card. Thank you so much!
Response: OMG thank you for the boost of confidence Ashzaller. I had fun creating that braille postcard. I'm so glad it had the impact I had hoped for.
Comment: Rome not sure if Tom connors was the original pc u sent or the resend but either way I love it. Thank you !today is 4/1/20 and believe it or not the original made it today. We originally rcvd the resend. Thanks bunches. Mindy
Response: I'm so glad It made it arrived, and you like Stompin' Tom. Thanks for the heart myancey! 😊
Comment: I finally got the card!!! One of my roommate miss pleaded it and I just found it. It looks amazing I love it. Did you also print the stickers on the back too? You are right about the colors! They look great!!!!!
Response: Yay!! 😄 I'm so glad you like the colours DDDD. Yes I did print the mandala sticker on the back too.
Comment: Thank you for the farm painting!
Response: You're very welcome Dawna. I enjoyed making the postcard for you.
Eclectonote rated for FPRU: Back of the Postcard on Mar 4, 2020
Comment: Great Wiener Werkstatte postcard - the image is new to me; good choice! The Oscar Wilde quote on fashion is wry and apt. Thanks for a Good Mail Day.
Response: Cool, someone who knows about Wiener Werskstatte. I stumbled upon the historic Vienna artist group when doing some postcard research. I'm so glad you enjoyed the postcard. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you, Rome, for the postcard. It's something different from the usual Canadiana stuff. Hahaha. I like it. =) Have a lovely week!
Response: 😄
debbiespoms rated for FPRU: Special someone on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the PC & telling me it's your sister who you're closest to. That is really nice! Nice little pictures of you both too.
Response: Thank you debbiespoms. I had fun putting that postcard together. And thanks for the heart. :)

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tcornell on Feb 21, 2020:

I loved the postcard that you made for me for the Handmade Postcard tag. I have a stamp carving tool that I have yet to use, but once I get over my nervousness, will put to use!

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