Swap-bot Time: May 26, 2018 4:42 pm


Date Joined: March 12, 2018
Last Online: May 26, 2018
Birthday: December 27
Country: United States

About Me

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5/4/18: Received a swap without a note, name or return address name!! It's a LOVELY swap too- lots of pretty postcards and macaroon papers and matching stickers. I want to rate you and give you the heart you deserve... it was sent in a white plastic shipping bag, and postmarked from Bentley LA. HELP anyone!


Thanks for checking out my profile. My name is Emily and I'm still pretty new here, but have been happily busy with swaps, crafting/creating, and making new penpals every day since joining! I always send forth my best work, and if you do the same and are interested in private swaps, please let me know!

Bio Stuff

I'm a busy single mom of two teenagers. Kinda nerdy- love to read and learn, love classical music and going to the symphony. I listen to NPR, but no other radio or TV. I like many video games, especially RPGs that I can sink hours into. Love Tolkien and other fantasy writers. I don't use social media/facebook. I put pics of my mail on IG, but don't really "socialize" on it. I don't create or partake in drama of any sort. I do not get offended or angered much at all. I try to live mindfully and follow the Middle Way. I practice what I call "moderate minimalism", except when it comes to office and craft supplies LOL. If I could retire today, I would! I'd garden and read, and write, and draw, and sew, and paint, and just watch the clouds go by! But alas, I am only in my 40s and have plenty of workdays yet.... booo.

Sending and Rating

I always send, send on time, send my best work and rate when swaps are received. I would love the same from all of you! However, I know this is a site for having fun and being creative, so I'm not gonna stress over a few days. Just keep in touch, that's always best.


I have a postal scale and weigh my own envies. I have been an eBay seller since 1999 (yikes) and stay very familiar with USPS rates and regulations. With that said, if you receive postage due, I want to hear about it, not only to send you a surprise something, but to learn from my errors.Thank you!


I'm really easy to please as I have not been doing this long enough to have a lot of specific needs. However, here are a list of things I am fond of:

  • Blank postcards, stationery and unused US stamps

  • Nice stickers, prefer not puffy

  • Die cuts and punches (even just basic shapes)

  • Stamped images, interesting papers for collage

  • Vintage illustrations cut out from books, magazines

  • Rain, rainy days, rain imagery, stormy weather, clouds...

  • Animals, especially cats, owls, otters, llamas, bugs, bats, sheep, birds, ok basically all animals

  • Flowers, anything floral. Love daises, poppies, sunflowers

  • Plants and succulents- love imagery of potted plants and cacti. Love shamrocks/ four-leaf clovers

  • Butterflies, birds, dragonflies, anything that flies!

  • Celestial themed- sun, moon, stars, planets too!

  • Fantasy things- Dragons, fairies, gnomes, mermaids

  • Books, book related- pictures of books, bookmarks

  • Any Buddhist or Hindu images, ie Buddha, Shiva, Vishnu etc

  • Colors I'm not picky about at all! Love all color - you choose!


I don't really have any dislikes, but I do my very best to send "Happy" mail to people, and hope to receive the same! Like so many swaps say, send something you would like to receive!


kaypendragon rated for CPG At the Beach ATCs - US only on May 26, 2018
Comment: Name of the Wind is on my list!
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Tiger ATC. FYI, the glue you used to put your design on the card did not hold. I used Elmers clear glue to fix it. You did such a wonderful job for your first APC. You only have to show one corner of the suit and number. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm really glad you liked it and THANK YOU for the tips AND for the repair!! =)
manme rated for KKL: Kitty writes a letter ... on May 24, 2018
Comment: Meow! Meow! Meow! Thank you very much! Have a purrrrrrfect day Frank the cat! -Jeppe&Simba
Response: MEOW! Purrrr
Comment: Your package made my day! I've been a bit down (anxiety and depression). Your package came a just the right time and had such perfect and beautiful stuff in it. Thank you for the obvious effort you put into this!
Response: I'm SO happy! Yes, there is a reason it's called "happy mail" ;) I've had the same experience. I hope you continue to feel better.
astrodogg rated for Collage Square Swap on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the collage and extras! :D
JanJak rated for Rubberstamped Images Swap on May 23, 2018
Response: Thank you :)
pennypuppy rated for MAE~May Bee on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the darling envies and decorated happy mail envie. I'll enjoy using them!
MollyKathleen rated for FCMA: Put a horse on it PC USA on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the collage postcard. I love turquoise, too! The horse's hairdo was so fun :)
January rated for UHM: Profile based Happy Mail MAY on May 21, 2018
Comment: Wowza! Thank you thank you for the amazing assortment of ephemera in this happy mail! Definitely made my day happy! You are so generous!
vlhafer54 rated for Trivia in a Notecard #1 on May 19, 2018
Comment: I love the trivia you sent - and I'm pretty good at the games because I have a knack for remembering totally useless facts.
TereDiane1954 rated for ISS: Mail Art #5 - Postage on May 18, 2018
Comment: Emily, I got your creative envelope today, and I love it! Thank you, and thank you also for the cool goodies you included. We have a lot in common; I'll write back to you:)
lovesreward rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC #3 on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the fun art bike postcard - so much detail to look at! I'm headed to Detroit on Friday - hope the weather has warmed up for my visit! Take care and have a great day!
Comment: Thanks for all the great note cards and all the extra ones. Happy swapping, Linda
Fieke rated for WIYM - HMPC Under the Sea on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard. Love the image
Comment: Lovely card!! Thanks so much!!! And the cutest little stickers !
astrodogg rated for MAE - Two Different on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes! They're cute! ❤💌💕
Comment: Thank you for a lovely set of atcs! Love the quotes too!
petaluda rated for Love Yourself Swap #1 on May 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful letter and the extras ..We have a few things in common My daughter has beautiful red hair ...I would love to write back
BhaktiCreations rated for ATC #12: Month of May on May 15, 2018
Comment: I hope you’ve had a better time at work this week :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 130 3 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
112 151 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
5 58 49 0
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Germanbaby77 on May 16, 2018:

thank you so much for the lovely letter you sent me. it was above and beyond what I expected. I'm so glad that one little swap was able to help you an your daughter spend more time together. your note more than made my day!

nancylee on Apr 22, 2018:

Earth Day profile decorations Hello and Happy Earth Day! Treat her well <3 . These are bonus images just for fun - have a beautiful day and thanks fr joining my swap!!!

kittyhahahotbot on Apr 22, 2018:

Hi there~ Earth Day profile decorations...

janien on Apr 11, 2018:

You've made my day with your lovely message ... wish you a wonderful magical day! Sending you a lot of smiles across the miles ... Janien (Belgium)

PrettyPeacock on Mar 31, 2018:

Thanks for the smiles.


nancylee on Mar 18, 2018:

Welcome Spring profile decorations HI thank you for joining my swap- these are just for fun bonus decorations. Have a Happy Spring!

draco on Mar 16, 2018:

Chelle on Mar 16, 2018:

{Welcome Spring profile decorations Swap}

Vooraltijd on Mar 16, 2018:

Welcome Spring profile decorations

ArtsyEm on Mar 15, 2018:

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