Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2020 11:59 am


Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: September 26, 2020
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated as of: 9/21/2020

This is MY MAILBOX! I use it to send swaps on-time, if not early. Partner/Coordinator communication will take place should this status change for any reason.


Please message if you’re missing mail from me!

My regular mail carrier, 💙 Ms. Penny, delivers 4 days a week, and the new-hire she shares the route with has only received 10-hours of training. Thus, mailing has been a bit of a wonky adventure since the pandemic began. So, my time-intensive and/or $10+ USD valued swaps will be sent flat-rate with tracking via prepaid USPS.

Postage DUE? I have learned of this happening 3 times since joining SB. I'm sorry for the inconvenience, and will always reimburse with brand-new USPS postage stamps. Just message me!


My name is Harmony Joy🎶🎵

Yes, my biological parents are hippies. I am a Berkeley ☮️-born and NORTHERN California foster-system raised “love-child”, who currently lives on the other side of the nation. I have been married since 2009, and we have three children (2 daughters, 1 son). Being “Mama Bear” is my favorite part of life, and I literally enjoy 💙 Mother’s Day more than my own birthday!🎁 In other words, I love my kids & my “job”! That includes ALL my animals too! 😉

🐾 Our current fur-family consists of 2 canine rescues: Kyna (a Rhodesian Ridgeback & Basenji mix) and Ella (a Black Labrador & Pointer mix), plus a Pit-bull "grand-dog" named Luna, and a American brown-tabby “grand cat” named Maximus 🐾 I've always enjoyed animals, but especially loved horses & dogs!

My wonderful canine companions in-heaven include: "Tucker" (Samoyed Husky mix), "Kaimaka" (Red Siberian Husky), "Roxy" (Blue Australian Cattle), and "Flanigan" (Pugster (pug + boxer) mix).

Horses from childhood were: "Ishtar" (a Morgan) & "Taco-blue" (a cold-blood pony mix)! I love to ride Western, but learned English as a teenager too. I still enjoy watching dressage and barrel racing.

Whether furry or human my OHANA means everything to me.

Besides my “V.I.Peeps”, I also enjoy many HOBBIES:

  • (indoor) Pressed Flower Craft (oshibana), Card-making, Coloring, Painting, Paper-making/marbling, Pottery, Genealogy, Crocheting, Face-painting, Dancing, Reading, Weaving, Watching Movies, DIY, Sewing, (beginner-level) Cross-stitch, Smash/Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling (I own a Sizzix Big Shot Plus, Portable Tim Holtz Sidekick, & The Cricut Explore Air2)

  • (outdoor) Hula, Hiking, Shooting,Thrift/Yard Sale or Estate Shopping, Horseback Riding, Rollerblading, Kayaking, Swimming, & Scouting (Boy/Girl/World). I earned my GSUSA Gold Award. Scouts changed my life in positive ways, and gave me recognition for things I was already doing as a youth. Although the program is ever changing, I remain a registered adult leader with my son’s Scouts BSA troop. He’s working toward Eagle rank, while I am actively working my “Woodbadge ticket”. My Patrol is “Da Bears!”🐻

  • My current collections include: Vintage Scout Ephemera, Philately (postal stamps), Numismatics (currency), Deltiology (postcards), and Cartophilia (trading cards) to include ALL sizes & shapes of the 7-of-❤️’s playing card!

  • I enjoy listening to audiobooks & many different genres of music depending on my mood. My go-to genres are usually alternative, country, & reggae. I have an all-in-one Radio/CD/Cassette Tape/Record Player in my craft-room, and I 🖤 my vintage vinyl! I like to listen to MUSIC nearly all the time, and if not, there’s usually a tune in my head!

  • I am most comfortable at the OCEAN where I can lose all sense of time hunting for SEA GLASS, smooth rocks, tiny shells, and sea beans {the ones called “hamburgers” are my favorite and I have several to share with others! If interested (USA only), message me w/subject line: “Sea Bean”}
  • I also enjoy spending quality time at libraries, museums, art galleries, or ceramic studios. This is because I REALLY enjoy learning, folk art & handicrafts.
  • In my youth, I enjoyed traveling the Americas alone and spent time living in Chile as a foreign exchange student! Now, I prefer to travel in good company, whenever possible. However, most my current traveling has been vicariously via postcards!

I 💜 snail 🐌 mail! 💌

  • When handwriting, PLEASE PRINT as I have difficulty reading some cursive penmanship.

NEATLY written or typed things are always welcome!

Some A to Z’s of Me!

A: Autobots, Avengers, Avatar-The Last Airbender, ATCs & APCs

(ATC Theme’s I enjoy: Trees/Nature, Star Wars, Marvel, Disney FanArt, Fine Arts, Vintage, Cookie Monster, Harmony Bear, Oceania, & Sea Turtles!)

A big Mahalo @captkristi for surprising me with two beautifully HD/HP ATCs of Harmony Bear & a Sea Turtle! I admire them often & each one makes me smile inside and out!

B: Bears (Polar, Grizzly, Black, & Giant Panda) 🐼,💙 Blue (esp cobalt & navy), & Bald 🦅 Eagles

C: Celtic Heritage, Clogging, Cinnamon Tea/Toothpicks, Chewbacca & Classic Mickey (esp Steam Boat Willie)

D: Daffodils, Dancing, Drum Circles, Drum Lines🥁, & Daiso Stationery (don’t have any stores here)

E: Earth 🌎, Elvis Presley, Eeyore, & Emerald Green💚

F: Friesian Horses, Fern Fronds, Fleur-de-lis ⚜️ Fantastic Beasts, & Frangipani (plumeria flowers)

G: Groot, Guitar Picks, The Goonies & GryffinPuffs (I’m a Hogwart House Hybrid!) 😉

H: 🐾Huskies 🐾, Hula (esp Kahiko), 💕Heart-shapes (esp in nature), Hibiscus, & Harmony Bear (purple Care Bear w/FLOWER belly badge)

I: Ireland, Icebergs, & Incredible Hulk

J: Juke Boxes, Jade Green Stone💚, 🏀Jordan #23, & ⚾️Jeter NYY #2

K: Koi Fish, Kiwi 🥝 Fruit, & Koru Loops (like this one)

L: Leaf Rubbings, Lucille Ball, LEGO’s, & Levi’s

M: Marilyn Monroe, Millennium Falcon, Music Notes, Mulan, Moana, Merida, Monarch Butterflies 🦋 (my family and I released these at our wedding - it was magical!), & Maple syrup/leaves 🍁

N: Norman Rockwell Art, Narnia Chronicles, & Notes w/my Name on them 😉

O: Orcas, 🦦 Otters, & Optimus Prime

P: Ponyo, Paddington Bear, Punky Brewster, Princess Bride, & 💜Purple Pansies

Q: Quail (above) & Quotes ( I collect positiveness to refer to when I need a morale boost!)

R: 🌈 ROYGBIV (spectrums-in-nature), Renaissance Art, Return of the Jedi & Redwood Trees

S: ☘️ Shamrocks, Smokey the Bear, Solfège, Sheet Music🎼, Spinning Poi Ball, & Sea Turtles

T: Tigger, Totoro, Tie-dye, Textiles, Tartan, & Tribal Tattoos

U: Ukulele,☂Umbrellas (esp oil-paper wagasa) , & Uniformed Personnel

V: VW buses/bugs, Valkyrie, & Vintageitis!


W: Wolves, Wicket the Ewok, & Wyland Art (below)

X: Xylophones, X-rays, X-men (esp Jean & Logan), Xeruses 🐿 & “X” marks the spot (a pirate’s life for me!) ☠️

Y: ☯️ Yin-Yang Symbols (they remind me to balance), Yoda & The Child

Z: Zebras 🦓, Zines & Zentangle

Thank YOU for thinking of me!

Postcard Faves!

  • Pin-Up Ladies (my FAVES are tasteful photography of clothing-challenged or racy brunettes. Bunny Yeager photography especially! However, I like the WW2 model & airplane fuselage illustrations as well)
  • Post Office Buildings
  • Mailboxes
  • Giant TREES 🌲
  • Large-Letter
  • VW Buses
  • License Plate, Graffiti/Street Art
  • WonderGround Gallery (DisneyArt)
  • In-N-Out Burger
  • Studio Ghibli: Ponyo & My Neighbor Totoro
  • B&W Photography! Especially of:

    • People Dancing
    • Close-ups of Hands, Feet, or Paws
    • Vintage Hats, Boots, or Instruments
    • Abandoned Trains, Trucks, or Cars
    • Old Books, Typewriters, or Globes
    • Saturday Evening Post, LIFE or TIME
    • Pacific Island & Polynesian Culture
  • Handmade postcards are always VERY welcome too. I heart ART! So, please feel free to share your drawing, graphic design, coloring, photography, painting, or collage. I also don't mind receiving “print on-demand” (like Zazzle, Red Bubble, Cafe Press, etc). If it’s something that you think I will enjoy (even if the swap says "NO"), please share it with me! I promise that I’ll NEVER RATE DOWN for thoughtful intentions like that!


  • Some swappers enjoy having a list of ideas to “shop” from, while others feel creatively squelched by too many ideas. For this reason, I have tried to create “harmony” in my profile by briefly listing SOME of the things I like. This is not an extensive listing 😉
  • I’ve been asked to identify my strong dislikes, as this is often easier for swap partners to work with. So, these are a few things I DO NOT like:

    🚫 claymation

    🚫 sock-puppets

    🚫 zombies

    🚫 snakes

    🚫 cosmetics (nothing scented either, please)

  • I will unashamedly regift, recycle, and dispose of what I cannot use.

  • Thank you for understanding, and I appreciate every kind and careful effort with 💖-felt gratitude!

  • Q's regarding my swap inserts and postcard labels? I use our Admin's image of Ernie the Envie by @racheljohnson to create them on Zazzle:




Followyourart rated for USA-Mega ATC Fun on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: This was such a fun envelope! Thank you for including the Buzz/poop ATC! It was a great laugh. I love it! I was pleasantly surprised to get a shaker card as well. How awesome! You definitely put a lot of work into it. I actually sat and looked for the mermaid and seahorse...haha. Such a unique card! I love everything you sent. The care bear stickers are so cute. I am adding you to my special thanks list on my profile page❤️ Your swap made my day! Thank you, thank you.
Comment: Hi Harmony Joy! Thank you for the blue ATC starter jam and the extras and the story! Love it and will work it soon!!!
Comment: Thank you!!
denisedecker58 rated for LLU: Support USPS PC Swap #1 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
Comment: Thank you so very much for the Route 66 card! I love this one. I love the style and look of old cars! I wish they were still like that. I appreciate that you read my wish list :) I also enjoyed reading the songs you wrote. A lot on the list are my favorites too.
CaseyErin rated for LLU: World Postcard Day on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you!!
Kirkdebb rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Very cool postcard!! I saw yours and thought this is perfect for this swap!
Jafferty rated for LLU: World Postcard Day on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the book postcard! Love the old stamps you used. Thank you! They really give a card character :)
BusyB rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: What a cool postcard to receive, love this! Thank you for hosting too!
kromo rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Love the stamps. Thank you for the PC
Amyncognito rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool USPS postcard!
Pixie375 rated for BIG SWAP #4 on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you
kizzlets rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Loved how you decorated your postcard. Take care!
squince rated for BIG SWAP #4 on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Love the Rockwell card!
Bananers rated for USA-Mega ATC Fun on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: I love the shaker ATC. What a neat idea.
debbiespoms rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you Harmony for the USPS PC. Did you it at your post office? Our P.O. doesn't sell PC's.
Lonestarchild rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the festive handmade card!
Comment: WOW! Everything is so on theme!! Thank you!
wyrdfae rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Sep 22, 2020

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marinda on Sep 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for sending my postcard back to me! I am so happy to have it sent through the mail!

PeliKat on Aug 19, 2020:

Harmony, thanks so much for the funny postcard! I've been struggling with a lot of health issues lately and this really brightened my day. It feels good to know that you thought of me. 🤗 And where did you find the "save the postal service" stamp? I love that, as well as your snail mail address label! Thanks for reaching out to me;it is appreciated more than you can know!! Stay safe and healthy!! PeliKat

ktk8 on Jun 15, 2020:

Hi and THANKS for adding to my beautiful zen tangled card.....it made it home today and is so very very nice......big hugs.....

lynnpinkdaisy on Mar 29, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card! It's one of the most beautiful handmade ones I have ever received. You are so kind to have made that for me. I hope you have a wonderful week and stay healthy and safe!

gerberdaisy on Feb 12, 2020:

isandie on Jan 29, 2020:

thank you so much for the stickii pages!!! you're the BESTEST EVER!!! :) love

lorencz on Oct 7, 2019:

Hi Harmony! I got your lovely orca postcard today and thank you so much! The watercolor is so pretty. I'm going to frame it and put it up in my classroom. Give Kyna a big hug for me. I wish I could get myself a dog, but my current landlady won't allow them. I really appreciate the sweet note and postcard.

Jbeth on Oct 1, 2019:

What a joy to find your amazingly beautiful card in my mailbox. It made me smile and filled my heart with joy. This jesture of friendliness is above and beyond and not often enough found in our society. I have it on display for my fall decor as it is craftsmenship at its best and filled with kindness. I am overjoyed that you are happy with what I sent to you. Thanks again ( jbeth)

kittyhahahotbot on Sep 25, 2019:

Thank you for the stamp. YOure very kind and thoughtful.

stiffneck78 on Sep 9, 2019:

So cool of you to angel this swap with an awesome coffin pc!!!! Thank you!

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