Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2019 6:37 pm


Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: December 6, 2019

Country: United States

How Did I Get Here?

There used to be a site specifically for swapping fabric postcards - 25 swappers in each bunch! I made hundreds. When they shut that down, someone referred me to Swap-Bot.

Some stuff that I've made: Etsy Shop Product Examples

Did Something Go Missing?

Please let me know if you were entitled to a swap item from me and didn't receive it. I ALWAYS send. The only way that I know if something has gone missing is if you tell me, so help me help you!

I also try hard to rate everything that I receive, but be warned it might take a while. I will definitely send you a message before rating if something hasn't arrived. If you haven't heard from me, don't waste any energy worrying about the swap.

Stuff I Like To Buy

  • fountain pens and ink
  • paper and notebooks
  • mechanical pencils
  • gel pens
  • stationery supplies (washi, staplers, glue, hole punches, etc)
  • typewriters (do I have too many or just the right number?)

Stuff I Like To Make

  • junk journals
  • Midori Traveler and Faux-Dori notebooks
  • quilts and other sewing projects
  • food - I enjoy cooking

Stuff I Like To Do

  • read (memoirs, magical realism, crime/mysteries, entertaining non-fiction)
  • watch movies & streaming tv
  • play badminton, and I am getting better at pickleball
  • nap - I'm retired and I love that I get to nap whenever I want to


  • Markdown language. I'm a retired programmer and have done a fair bit of web development, but this Swap-Bot markdown language to format profile information drives me nuts. I can never get my profile to look like I want it to.
  • Housework. Why am I so bad at it?
  • Stingy raters. Make the world a better place. Be generous with kind words and gratitude.


NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2019 on Nov 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the tasty 'chunk' and advice. We use a different brand but I'll try making it with buttermilk next time.
Eulegirl rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2019 on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: I love what you did with the embossed spiders! Winnie accosted me when I was in a parade as a freshman. We'd just been instructed to keep going no matter what. I didn't know how to react to this character touching me. I didn't know who was touching me, either. It was creepy.
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2019 on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
taledo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - November 2019 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: I have gotten in the habit of having oatmeal for breakfast every morning. it is such a good thing to have.
Comment: Thank you!!
Comment: Ooh I love the Halloween theme! Chunk! I can't believe you will be here soon - safe travels! Thanks for the COC.
Comment: Love all the spooky!
poppie07 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2019 on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the chunk o-card! I love grits! Not a oatmeal fan though. Thanks for the book suggestions! I will check those out! And that was my first scratch n sniff stamp. So cool! At first I thought you were pulling my leg haha
Response: I did send out a few cards last month with a mix of sniff and non-sniff stamps. I must have been in a fog cuz I marked the non-sniff cards as scratch-n-sniff and not the sniffy cards. So I DO have a history of leg-pulling. If accidental. But YOURS was the real thing. Way to go, USPS, thinking outside of the box!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2019 on Sep 7, 2019
Comment: Hi Betsy! Always fun to swap with the wonderful host of this fun swap! My hubby was very impressed with the birds you embossed on the chunk! LOL! I love pumpkin stuff and am looking forward to it all coming out soon! Banana and lemon are favorites as well - maybe I have not been exposed to rhubarb enough - what do you find it in? Besides homemade stuff? Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are right - rhubarb stuff is a lot harder to find. In the city and older suburbs around here, pretty much everyone has a plant in their yard. There is a bakery across town which makes flaky crisps pastry folded over a rhubarb filling. I find a fair amount of jams and preserves, but I'm not a fan of toast so we have 2 or 3 jars hoarded in our cupboard (note to self: get on that - maybe I could spread a jar on a batch of sweet rolls). Oooo, for some reason, another fav just popped into my head - cassis/black currant. Also hard to find, except in Canada and the UK.
Comment: Thank you! Love your sparkly pen you wrote in 😁
Response: Pentel Hybrid Dual Metallics. I LOVE those pens!! They sheen in two colors when you tilt it in the light.
scrappermama rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Aladka was fabulous! Hot tho! Thank you for the chunk & your continued hosting of these swaps! Love them! Be well mz. Betsy!!
Comment: I also reuse plain cardboard. I get the Smithsonian magazine and use the pictures from it in my creations.
Response: Oooo! How do you like Smithsonian? I'm thinking about getting one more magazine to fill time instead of looking at my phone so much every day.
lilianwillow rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Aug 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love the jellyfish. Let It Snow is the only John Green book that I haven't read. I put it in my TBR pile every winter, but never get to it. I'm going to put it on the top of the pile this year.
Response: Heads up! You're gonna wanna read Let It Snow twice. There are several intertwined stories, and after you finish you're going to want to go back to see the connections you missed the first time around. That's one of the reasons it's fun to read every year.
Hoxiedove rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2019 on Aug 9, 2019
ericabella rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard! I just love how you jazzed it up.
Comment: Thanks for the clear postcard! I’m glad it was mailed without any problem! Let me guess, you like sewing? 😁
Response: I am SO EXCITED that I finally learned how to do zippers! I like to make lined zipper pouches to keep things sorted like my charger cords and my gel pens.
lizzmathwhiz rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard made from the farfalle box. Very clever using the box's peekaboo hole for butterfly art. I am working on my second actuarial exam now, Thanks for asking ❤
Response: I never really thought about farfalle pasta much, so I was super excited when 1) it turned out to be butterflies, and 2) I actually had butterfly paper in my stash. Good luck with the exams! Keep on crack a lacking at them!
Comment: Love all the colors! Thank you!
NRGordon rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2019 on Aug 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the fun "chunk" and your note. My mother kept birds. My younger daughter would knock at her door and stay outside until they were in their cages.
Response: It's funny how much free flying birds bother some people. I think it's delightful. Although I used to have nightmares about my birds getting loose out of the house. >shudder< Thank goodness that never happened! (And I hope that it never does!!)
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard!

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earthnk on Jan 7, 2019:

Thanks for hosting this fun swap. Just mailed mine off to recipients. So fun handing chunks of cardboard over to postal clerk and seeing them smile when they look them over before adding postage. Yay!

lou on Jun 11, 2018:

Happy 10 year anniversary month with SB!!

MissThundercat on Jun 9, 2016:

Glad to see you hosting again :) hope you got my little surprise package :) xoxo tarah

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2015:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Merry Christmas!

lettergirl on Apr 20, 2015:

Well, but, as long as you HAVE the Vandercook press..well, I mean, would you maybe TRY to make me some sort of trinket..I dunno, like maybe my own personalized...oh...moose head postcard? I especially enjoy ones featuring them enjoying a good Grape Tang, but I'm not picky. Thank you.

Candyn29 on Feb 5, 2015:


squince on Jan 4, 2015:

I have you as a partner for a swap and love how you call out bratty SB users! I also put a disclaimer on my profile due to snotty people I've 'gotten' to encounter on this site. The entitlement of some people is just disgusting!

In saying that, I Hope I find a card that you will like! :D

FiWebster on Jan 31, 2014:

Thanks so much for keepin' the Fountain Pen pal swaps going, Betsy, as well as the Typewriter swaps. I've done both of them, more than once, and I want to do more in the future, because I've met some great people through them! (P.S. Did you get my letter? =smile= No rush on the reply: I just wanted to make sure you got it.)

BlueberryLady on Dec 10, 2013:

Love Your "Chunk-o-Cardboard" Postcard Swaps that you Host. Its got me looking for unusual Chunks to use and I got one of my Friend to start using Cardboard like that too...I have even started to Decorate them according to the partners Profile... It Fun Fun Fun! Thanks for being a Great Host...

smadronia on Nov 21, 2013:

Thanks for your third quarter reading swap. I was flaked on, so it was nice to receive an angel of my own :)

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