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BetsyPreston

BetsyPreston
Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: September 16, 2020

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

Dislikes

  • 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.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the cool handmade card!! I'm glad I got yours first because I was nervous about this swap!! Yours looks great!! I've never heard of a Grebe before, but they look pretty cool!!
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Comment: Oh me too being home isn't a hardship for me! Cool postcard, unique! And huge! Lol
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Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard!
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2020 on Sep 5, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard with the gross popsicles! 2 of my 3 boys like gross things, the 3rd is a scaredy cat
jeepermom rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2020 on Aug 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the card. I have never used fountain pens myself, but can definitely relate about shopping your own stash to find things you forgot about!
MSKcat rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - June 2020 on Aug 12, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your cardboard postcard. The post office stamped over the middle of your message for some reason though.That's cool that your friend moved here. I'm sorry to hear about your uncle. I got into an accident on my motorbike, but luckily it wasn't too serious.
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2020 on Aug 8, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the chunk. This is for sure one of my favorite swaps each month!
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Comment: Thanks so much for the chunk!
jeka396 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Aug 7, 2020
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Comment: Haha, thanks for the google-eye card. Have to admit that my husband gave it a googley side eye when he retrieved it from the mailbox :)
Wildspoon28 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2020 on Aug 5, 2020
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Comment: I love Coffee Crisp too!
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2020 on Jul 6, 2020
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Comment: Hi Betsy! Thanks for the fun chunk and what a bummer that caffeine bothers you that much! I am one of those folks that can drink it right before bed and still sleep like a log! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2020 on Jun 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you ♪♫*¨*•.¸¸💌
Starforest rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2020 on May 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the cheeze-its post card! :D
Vickyen rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2020 on May 17, 2020
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Comment: Hi Betsy! Always nice to have you as a partner and thanks again for hosting these fun swaps! I am a tad sick of the stay at home stuff but then worry what will happen when everything opens up - damned if you do or don't! Please stay safe and safe travels! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
MKayla rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2020 on May 15, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the fun postcard! They have us doing online school for the rest of the year, hopefully things will be back to normal by September. Thanks again for the postcard, love it! :)
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Comment: Loved that you were my partner! Thanks Dear! Stay Well!
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Comment: Gracias for the chunk - I love the embossing!
margeux rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2020 on Apr 7, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for such a marvelous card, Betsy; I love it! I'll look through my notes/books for a dill pickle recipe to recommend and get back to ya. <3
ASawvel rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2020 on Apr 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! Did you emboss the flower pattern? I'm completely obsessed! I hope you and yours are safe and healthy in these crazy times. Take care, Adrian
Response: Yes, I embossed it using a Sizzix Big Shot and an embossing folder I found on eBay. I bought the machine to make 100+ XMAS cards using a fancy folded card die cut. I also used it another year to cut 150 snowflakes out of aluminum soda cans. I try to get some use out of the machine now and then. Thanks for the nice compliments! You take care as well!

Rating Overview

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Comments

Fullsteampowell on Aug 30, 2020:

Thank you for sending the replacement Chunk on behalf of Berrylumps. It was a nice surprise. :)

Barbara on Feb 29, 2020:

Congratulations Betsy! Your chunks made it to the top ten.

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:

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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.)

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