Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2024 3:50 am


Date Joined: March 27, 2008
Last Online: June 23, 2024

Country: United States
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12-18-2023 I am looking forward to 2024 and hope to grow in character and virtue, I plan to focus more on my new 2024 journal endeavors, use my weekend free time to answer my pen pal letters. enjoy the grandkids, get out more in nature, do some bible study, and continue my worldwide postage stamp collection. Please message me if you have ideas for a private swap. If you are looking for a new pen pal send me a message. I answer every letter received!

I like all sorts of postcards for my collection, including recipe, tourist, art, weird, map cards, vintage, photo, multi view, free ad and handmade postcards.

Aesthetic stickers and flora and fauna and nature stickers are some of my favorite things to collect and use in swaps and RAKs or pen pal letters.

My journal interests are decorated envelopes, recipes. quotes. bible study, reading, glue book. and year 2 of my 5 year diary. I don't write in all of them every day and they are all carried over from 2022 and through 2023. I love writing about little things or quick ideas and inspirations!

I collect U.S. and worldwide mint and used postage stamps, interesting postmarks and First Day Covers. If you send those along in your envelop that would be a bright spot in my day

I recently started a junk journal collection of decorated envelopes. It would be nice if you prettied up the front of the envelope before mailing. Just a thought!

About Me

We have an orange and a brown tabby who rule the household and we love them!

I would like to tell everyone that if you get flaked on in any swap, that I would enjoy sending you whatever you missed, so message me and I will send you something!

You will find me reading, walking, beginning weight lifting, journaling, pen paling, growing and baking sour dough, looking up at the sun and moon and stars, and eating chocolate!

Thank you to all who helped me to complete my collection of 50 U.S. map postcards and covers. Now I am starting to collect a postmark from every country in the world on an envelope or a postcard.

Please note I do not accept food items. Also please no mini stickers.


MelissaLB rated for My Favorite Catholic Saint(s) on Jun 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope of St. Anthony goodies and inspiration. I look forward to spending time with St Anthony in prayer.
Response: He is one of my favorites for intercession.
Response: Thank you for rating and have a lovely summer/
melissalovespaper rated for Washi tape samples swap on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you really much for your lovely mail and the great washis.
Response: If there is any washi tape you are looking for please message and I will send you more from my stash. Four rolls from Archer & Olive just arrived yesterday.
Comment: Dear Barbara, Such a stunning card arrived today with awesome deco. Ty sooo much โค Mine will to be sent-off asap...r8 now I do have such personel issues...but, happy reading...
Response: I was happy to see this swap. Thank you for hosting!
Tr3n1ty rated for Happy Penpal - International on May 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter and goodies!!! I hope to reply very soon!
Response: Oh yes I will answer your letter too!
ankabake rated for Wax Seal on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: Lovely selection of seals, extras and personal note! Thank you for the joy-filled package!
Response: Wax seals are so fun to make and send. I never know what they will look like or how they will turn out. The imperfect ones are my favorite.
Eclectonote rated for Free Advert Postcard Intern. #2 on Apr 26, 2024
Comment: Fun postcard and sayings. I do have a lot of postcard swaps, don't I? I'd say my favorites are artwork and illustration, but then again my most recent favorite is of Nancy Sinatra in white boots on a motorcycle.
Response: Travel the world; send or receive a postcard. I wasn't sure if the cancelled stamps would be processed.
MisplacedfromPA rated for RAF: Blank Recipe Cards Swap on Apr 23, 2024
Comment: So very nice to send so many recipe cards. I, also, find many of my cards at thrift stores. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day! Looking forward to trying the Lemon Raspberry muffins.
Response: You're welcome and have a lovely time in the kitchen!
AuntieBlythe rated for RAF: Blank Recipe Cards Swap on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the recipe cards. I can't wait to try the Lemon Raspberry muffins!
Response: You're welcome and have a fun time in the kitchen!
Keanui rated for Vintage tourist Card #44 on Apr 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage postcard, and I'm glad you. enjoyed your time :)
Response: Good to hear it made it through the mail because I added so many vintage cancelled postage stamps!
CloGlo rated for Penpal With Me: Bookish Theme on Apr 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the great letter full of book references and questions I canโ€™t wait to answer! I also loved all the items you added in the envelope (especially the reading panda sticker :) )
Response: Thank you for your kind words. I look forward to your pen pal letter, So many books, so little time!
Comment: My husband was so surprised to see your return address. We lived in Santa Barbara years ago. ๐Ÿ˜€ The recipes look tasty. Thank you so much for the extras as well. Bon Appetit!
Response: I have lived in Goleta in the same house for 35 years, somewhat changed but a good place. It's a small world!
Comment: Hi Barbara Thank you for the yummy recipes and goodies Spicemom
Response: The blank recipe cards are from our local thrift store. They are good for swaps or starting a recipe album, Take care!
Rosa1 rated for Favorite Vegetable Recipe Swap on Mar 30, 2024
Comment: thank you!
Response: I hope you like what I sent. Take care, Rosa!
Comment: Thankyou for the wonderful recipes. I can hardly wait to try them!!!
marclively rated for Send 3 AD Cards #4 on Mar 10, 2024
Comment: great cards!
Response: They are some of my last ones. Free ad cards are hard to find in my area!
Sandy1969 rated for Hello Penpal - International # 2 on Mar 5, 2024
Comment: Hi Barbara I received your letter today. Thanks for your beautiful stickers and letter sheet with envelope. I enjoyed your letter, it's lovely letter sheet. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ
Response: You're welcome Sandy.
Comment: What wonderful recipes you sent me! Thanks so much for them and as well as for the True friend paper, blank notecard and 4 blank recipe cards. I love everything and looking forward to trying out the new recipes. Happy New Year Barbara!
Response: They are easy to make when you get home late or need something in a hurry.
Comment: Thank You. Love the extra recipe cards and recipes sound interesting, can't wait to try them.
Response: Any time is cookie time. Happy new Year 2024!
Comment: Season's Greetings Barbara! I received your cookies recipe swap today and thank so much for them! The Hermit cookies. Which I thought was great. Good minds think alike. Because I have this very same recipe and they are the yummiest! The Potato Chip & Angel Flake Meringue cookies sound really good. I've tried my heart making cookies with meringue and I could never get the meringue right. And, Thanks so much for them and your generous amount of blank recipe cards and other fun goodies. Happy baking, Happy Christmas, and Happy New Year to you from me and my family!
Response: See you in 2024 with more delicious food ideas! Happy New Year

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nigatsubebe on Jun 5, 2024:

Thank you for the hygge stickers! I also kept the raccoon sticker from the envelope. It's adorable.

gingerbee on Apr 18, 2024:

Thank you for the LSRUS April Wishes - I will put the cards to use with some fun junk journaling! Enjoy your swapping.

LavenderSprinkles on Apr 15, 2024:

Hey Barbara, I have been writing in the book you sent me. It is good to focus on the positive in life. Really thankful you sent me this journal.

simcoe54 on Feb 22, 2024:

Lovely Swappers-R-Us - February Wishes. Thanks so much for the valentine cards and stickers. I will be putting the valentine cards away for next year and my grand-daughters will love the stickers.

mysmashbooklife on Feb 13, 2024:

Thank you so much for the LSRUS wishes! The card with the birds is so cute!

Poohtat on Feb 13, 2024:

Thank you for the LSRUS birthday wish. I enjoyed everything you sent and I love the birthday card. This will go right in to my happy journal. Thank you and Happy swapping

ElisaMarcuz on Feb 6, 2024:

Thank you so much for the LSRUS Feb wish! :)

knittymarie on Sep 22, 2023:

Hi Barbra! The postcard prize arrived in the mail today. I love it! Thanks so much!

CariahCreates on Aug 20, 2023:

Thank you for the PC from my LSRUS wishlist. Looks like a beautiful place

RaspberryRobot on Jul 19, 2023:

Got our wax seal bonus envie today omg so cool love your display! Ty so much!!

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