Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 10:12 am


Date Joined: April 17, 2019
Last Online: October 19, 2019
Birthday: March 17
Country: United States

About Me

I have Adult ADHD w/ Sensory Processing Disorder. I am also mama-bear of a child with ASD/ADHD and Sensory Processing D/O.

We've been post-crossing over two years now, and never encountered a problem with receiving visually disturbing postcards. Unfortunately, only 5 months into Swap-bot, we've experienced a different crowd. Since it's been a rough start here in Swap-bot land, I've had to put up my "shield" by rearranging my profile page, to begin with my list of absolute NO-GO's.

Do NOT Send:

  • Animal Print/Scales
  • Insects
  • Arachnid
  • Reptiles
  • Primates
  • Amphibians
  • Clowns, Dolls, or Mimes
  • Claymation (i.e. Tim Burton characters)
  • Propaganda (religious, political or otherwise) Note: SEA TURTLES are the only acceptable reptiles.
  • Scented stuff: I have severe SOY, MOLD, & SMOKE ALLERGIES!

PLEASE NOTE: I prefer "naked" postcards with affixed postage stamps and hand-writing on them. If it will make it through your mailing system, I like postcards without envelopes, in order to see the cancellation stamping on the postage! HOWEVER, if the image on the postcard is not family-friendly then PLEASE USE AN ENVELOPE. =======THANK YOU! =======

Now, for those who care to get to know a bit more about me, please continue reading my profile!

Aloha! I’m Harmony Joy!

Yes, my mother is a hippy! And my father is a singer and musician. I am a Berkeley born and California-foster-system-raised “love-child”, who currently lives on the other side of the nation. I have been married a decade, and we have three children (2 girls, 1 boy). Our current fur-family consists of a Rhodesian-mix canine rescue, a MAX-sized brown tabby feline, and a "grand-dog", named Luna who has a very dark chocolate coat and crescent moon shaped white patch on her chest. We’ve had a turtle, lots of fish, a squirrel, and 3 mice over the years. LOL! The family enjoys many animal species and we would really like to own a small ranch out in the countryside some day!

My ohana means everything to me.

Besides my V.I.Peeps, I also enjoy many indoor and outdoor HOBBIES:

(inside) Pressed Flower Craft (oshibana), Card-making, Coloring, Painting, Paint-pouring, Paper-making/marbling, Philately, Pottery, Genealogy, Handicraft, Crocheting, Listening to music, Face-painting, Dance, Reading, Weaving, Watching movies, Thrifting, DIY, Diary-writing, Sewing, Sculpting, Scrap-booking, and Art-Journaling.

(outside) Hiking, Scouting, Shooting, Shopping, Herbal-ism, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Stone skipping, Swimming, Travel, Rock-tumbling, & Stand Up Paddle-boading (SUP). My current collection hobbies include: numismatics, phillumeny, stamp collecting, deltiology, and cartophilia to include: baseball, basketball, Olympic athletes, motocross, and military police dogs


A- Autumn leaves, Almonds, Art-journaling, Aretha Franklin, Aquamarine (birthstone & color), Albanese brand “Poppin' Pineapple Gummi-bears”, Airmail label/stickers, Address labels, Ansel Adams, Aristocats (Classic Walt Disney movie)

B- Buttons with 4-holes, Botany, Biology, Batik, Beach sand, Blue prints, Balance, Bamboo, Baymax/Big Hero 6, Bob Marley, Black pearls

C- Cookie-Monster, Cinnamon, Chile (country), Chinchilla, Coffee paintings, Chai teas, Choffy, Coins & Coin-sized envies, Coconuts, Cowry (shells), Cashews, Celtic music and knots, Cowboy/girl boots and hats, Cook Islands, Collage fodder, “Cool” colors (purple, blue, green), Coloring pages (colored by others for my wall!), Clogging & Irish step dance

D- Daffodils & Dandelions, Dole Plantation (I love their teas & pineapples), Dancing (esp. Hula, Poi, Swing, Ballroom, and West African), Disney/Pixar, Dreamworks, Dark Chocolate, Dri-high lighters, Drums, Drum-lines, Dr. Seuss, Dyes (natural), Daiso, Duane ‘The Rock” Johnson

E- Ephemera, Epcot, Embossed paper, Eight-bit Art, Embellishments (wood, metal, shell – natural materials), Eighties Music, Envies (glassine, kraft, and magazine), Earth (our big blue planet), EARLY (pre-Vegas) Elvis, Eeyore

F- Franken-pages, Fifties music, Forest Gump movie, Fleur-de-lis symbol, Floss (embroidery and dental), Fiji islands, Friesian horses, Firemen, Flames & Fireworks, Frangipani (flowers), Friendship bracelets, Flutes, Finding Dory, Frank Sinatra, Flakes (not the ppl, the washi stickers), Flash cards, Fruit crate labels

G- Gelli prints, Good Earth Tea (original flavor; spicy & sweet)*, Guitar picks, Graphology, Glassine papes/envies, Gilded-edges on playing cards or book signatures, Guy Harvey (artist), Glass beads, Graphic 45 papers/supplies

H- Hula Kahiko, Harmony (if it has my name on it, I must have it! LOL!), Heart-shapes (esp. hearts-in-nature), Hummingbirds, Hurt Locker (movie; based on my job in the USAF), Hibiscus, Huskies (esp. Siberian), Hawaiian tikis

I- Iced cream flavor candies (chupa-chups, and the cold stone parlor mix by Jelly Belly), Ireland, Inks (all colors: re-inkers/refills), Icebergs

J- Jade (stone/color), Juke boxes, Junk Journaling, Japanese maple leaves, Jordan-Almonds, Jujubes (Ferrara brand) candy, Johnny Depp, Jack Black, The Jungle Book, Joy

K- Kokopelli, Koru (ferns), Keanu Reeves, Koala, Kiwi (people & fruit), Kisses (Classic Hershey’s, Almond, & Mint Truffle) Kawaii, Kanji charts, Gustav Klimt (Austrian painter; I esp. love his art titles The Kiss & The Embrace), Koi fish, Kauai, Kliban Cat, Kanga w/ Roo

L- Levi’s, Lokta papers, Leaf rubbings/eco-prints, Linen paper, Lychee gummies, Lyrics, Lei, Lucille Ball & I Love Lucy, Lilo & Stitch, Library card-catalogs & check-out cards

M- Mulberry paper, Mickey Mouse, Moana, Malamutes, Mix tapes &Music (notes & sheet), Mary Poppins, Maya Angelou, Matau designs, Maori culture, Muk-Luks, Mulan, Molecules

N- Norman Rockwell, Nik the Booksmith, Narnia, Northern Soul music, New Zealand, Native American Heritage & Symbols, Neutral colors (gray, black, white, khaki, brown, maroon, navy, and olive), Nora Butler (artist)

O- Orange tabby cats, Owney the postal dog, Obsidian, Ocean, Otters, Orca, Olive branches, Orange (citrus) rind (but not so much the color orange)

P- Postcards of Paniolo, Polynesia, Practicality, Papua New Guinea, Pineapples, Pilates, Pumpkin chai tea, Paint brushes (any kind), Pens (blue ink, but BIC reporter 4-color Pens are a fave),Postage stamps, Paisley & Plaid Prints, Pisces, Poetry, Panda bears, Pansies, Phoenixes, Pomegranates, Pirates, Punny jokes, Peace signs

Q- Quilled papers, Quilts (Hawaiian & Tshirt), Quail (esp. Californian), Quotes (I collect the positive/motivational ones, Quill (of pens)

R- Rapa Nui, Blue cats, Refills (P-Touch TZe labelling tapes), ROYGBIV Rainbows (spectrums-in-nature), Rock art (hetro/petroglyphs), Retro stickers/clipart (mix tapes, rollerblades, fanny packs, etc), Rugby

S- Scout stuff, Stickers, Smash-books, Springtime (puddle hopping, maypoles, umbrellas, rain boots), Sewn things (fabric/papers/envies), Star Wars Trilogy, Scottish Fold cats, Sea turtles, Sanrio-brand kawaii characters (Pochacco puppy, & Pekkle duck), Sea glass, Spirals, Sari, Shamrocks, Sarong, Samoa, Soft Slipper Socks, San Fransokyo, Steven Schulman (artist), Sequoia (Redwood) trees, Snickerdoodles, Strawberries, Step-Shows (collegiate/Greek-org.), Serenity, Surf & SUP boards, Sugar Skulls, Stamperia brand crafting

T- Totems, Tracks (paw-prints), Taj Mahal, Threads, Tokens & Tickets stubs, Totoro, Trees, Tribal Tattoos, The 50’s era, Tulips, Tonga, Tigger & Tigers, Tony The Tiger (Frosted Flakes), Tim McGraw, Tire swings, Turquoise (stone/color), Textiles, Tie-dye, To Kill A Mockingbird & The Secret Garden, (favorite books), Tranquility

U- Uniforms & parts (buttons, badges, ribbons, metals, patches, and cords for Scouts or military), USPS stamps (new/usable), UGG boots, Uppercase magazine, Ukulele

V- VW buses and cars, VINTAGE ITEMS such as images of cameras, worn shoes, and hats, textbook pages, sewing patterns, flashcards, sheet music and various scientific papers or ephemera, Vellum paper, Vanilla beans/pods, Veterans ( I am one, and I strongly advocate for those who are wounded or in recovery as a state certified peer support specialist)

W- Wolves, Washi tapes (esp. solid colors), Wild Flowers, Willow, Whale Rider, The Wizard of Oz & The Wiz (movies), Wax (for sealing), Wyland (art), Whale sharks, Wine corks & Wax seals, "Walt-Life" (and Salt-Life) stickers/decals and tags

X- Xylophones, Xeruses (squirrel), Xyron (sticker-maker refills), and the Xyphoid process (part of sternum; important when I teach CPR skills to my Scouts & a fun word to say!)

Y- Yarn (bits for weaving), Yellowstone (TV show), Yin/Yang (symbol)

Z- Zebra (the animal, not the print), Zines, Zenscape, Zippers & Zipper pulls (useful in mixed media art projects)

  • Favorite POSTCARD Themes: post office buildings and mailboxes, state and country maps, flags, black-and-whites, vintage travel posters, trees, husky dogs, "greetings from" large-letter cities/towns, doors & windows, retro gas stations & diners, UNESCO

  • Favorite PHOTOGRAPHY: black-and-whites of animals playing/sleeping/hugging, or tending to their young, close-ups of the hands/feet/paws/eyes, vintage hats, worn-out boots and shoes, mailboxes or musical instruments, and TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot)

  • Favorite FANDOM: SF Giants, Oakland A's, and NY Yankees (The Babe, Jeter, & Judge), Golden State Warriors, Hogwarts House Crests of Hufflepuff (me) & Gryffindor (my youngest daughter)

  • SIZE Large socks & Unisex T’s


  1. Friendly people, GOOD VIBES & R.A.K’s

  2. Soy-free & wheat-free dog treats (corn, pea, rice, & oat are okay)

  3. Scotch-brand MAGIC tape rolls (I never seem to have enough of the stuff – and dollar tree brand doesn’t tear well nor stay stuck, so I’ve had to become a bit of a “tape snob”)

  4. Warm Socks (my feet are always cold)

  5. 7-of-Hearts or any Ace Playing card

  6. Elmers’ Glue All (liquid) or Craft Bond/X-Treme Glue (stick)

  7. Postage stamps (new/used)

  8. Leatherback & Green Sea turtles

Wanna See My Sent Swaps? https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/sets/72157709335972886/

My Postcrossing Profile: If possible, please send standard 4x6 inch (10x15cm) "naked" postcard with postage stamps and hand-writing. If it will make it through your mail system, I prefer postcards without envelopes, in order to see the cancellation stamping on the postage! HOWEVER, if the image on the postcard is "questionable" or not child/family-friendly then PLEASE USE AN ENVELOPE. My children sometimes check the mailbox. Thank YOU for thinking of me! I enjoy listening to all genres of music depending on my mood. I also like to read books. I am privileged to be the mother of three, an artist, teacher, geek, and military Veteran! I feel most comfortable at the ocean, in a library or museum, at a bookstore/coffee shop, or art gallery/studio. This is because I really enjoy learning new things and working with my hands! In my youth, I enjoyed traveling alone and spent time in Chile as a foreign exchange student! Now, I prefer to travel in good company. Currently my husband and I enjoy local stay-cations and exploring estate sales or antique stores for vintage tools and armaments.
I WELCOME - hand-crafted, artistic, colorful, collage, or cut dry-goods packaging postcards. If possible, please affix real postage stamps (not metered/digital) and send without envelope. I like to see the cancellation stamp! I also enjoy reading a handwritten definition, phrase, quote, or song lyric in your language! ******RESERVE - generic ads/free cards for a different post-crosser******* These are A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS: - COLORS: black, purple, green, blue, pink (cools, not warms), & ROYGBIV rainbows - CARTOONS: Cookie-monster, Moana, Lilo & Stitch, My Neighbor Totoro, Kung-Fu Panda, Tigger & Eeyore, Baymax (Big Hero 6), Transformers (Ratchet, Iron Hide, Optimus Prime, and 'Bee), Sponge Bob - CELEBRITIES: Bob Marley, A.J. Buckley (from S.E.A.L. Team), Lucille Ball, Judy Garland, Julie Andrews, Duane “The Rock” Johnson, “early Elvis” (before Las Vegas), Shirley Temple, C.S. Lewis, Janis Joplin, Tracy Chapman, U2, Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel - FLORA: ferns, hibiscus, frangipani/plumeria, fruit-tree blossoms, succulents, pansies, Sequoias - FAUNA: sea turtles, shells, sea horses, otters, whales, Freisen horses, wolves, working-group dog breeds (esp. Huskies) - PHOTOGRAPHY: sunsets, clouds, black-and-white, kissing/hugging, sleeping, close-ups of hands/feet/paws, eyes of animals, vintage hats, shoes, and instruments, and TREES (especially giant ones that look like they've witnessed a lot) - FANDOM: NY Yankees, Golden State Warriors, Wookie’s & droids (Star Wars) - COLLECTIONS: positive quotes, meaningful song lyrics, used VINTAGE postage stamps, vintage World Scouting stuff, nautical and pirate illustration, tribal tattoo art, phoenix, sea turtles - HOBBIES: Dancing of ALL kinds, art journalism, clay/ceramics, paper-crafting, and mixed-media


Comment: Thank you!
PrettyAlice rated for Address Labels USA on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much! I love these and the stickers too!
Response: Excellent! 😃
9O96O rated for DIY Postcards #2 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Beautiful collage postcard JC/CM78. And well made too. I like that you embedded a pressed flower, it goes well with the theme, colour, and quote and adds a tactile addition to the postcard. It's going up on my postcard display in my craft area. Thanks!
Response: Hooray! 🥰 I am so happy to know that you finally received your postcard. I am honored to have one of my postcards among your displayed art in your craft area too! Thank you for being so incredibly kind, and patiently awaiting the resend!
ericabella rated for A Note For You # 14 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: No, thank YOU! I really appreciate your rating me! Still, I’m bummed you didn’t actually get my first notecard, so b.o.l.o. for a second one to arrive shortly 😉 💕
Comment: Thank you Harmony! Your postcard came today and it was great!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad that you like it and that it arrived! I am grateful to you for your quick and kind rating! Happy swapping adventures! 😊
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You’re welcome 😉
stiffneck78 rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 14, 2019
Comment: Yay! Thank you for the great playing cards. I don't think I've ever seen one so big. 😊 Haha-sorry, that's the pervert in me. Thanks, doll!
Response: That’s awesome! LOL! Thanks for the laugh & a prompt rating! 😘
Akanksha23 rated for Used ticket swap #4 on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Loved them! Thank u for sending some vintage ones! I am excited to use them in my journal!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad that you like them and will be able to use them in your journaling. I am grateful to you for your quick and kind rating! Happy swapping adventures! 😊
Ace330660 rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all of the great playing cards ! Can't wait to use them in my projects !
Response: You’re welcome! I’m happy you’re happy! Enjoy 😉
Vickiejojo rated for C.I. ~ Collaborative Postcard on Oct 9, 2019
Response: Thank you for the kind 💕 rate! Happiest swapping adventures!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!! I don't have ANY of these and I love them ALL!! <3 These are some great cards! I really appreciate the time you took to find all of those in your stash!! <3 I hope you have a great day!! xx Gabi
Response: SUPER YAY!!!! I love that I was able to send you a few new ones for your collection then! Mission success 😉
WoodlandBanshee rated for Pass and Paste #65 on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Very pretty!
Response: 😊glad you like!
luluvision rated for PA: Autumn Leaves on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your fun PC! Are those real leaves on there? So cool!!
Response: Yes, they are the real deal!! I am glad that you like it 😊
Comment: Harmony, thank you for the fun postcard! I loved your honesty. (: you used the corner stamps from 1997 and it totally took me back to my childhood-those were some of my favorite back then! (: happy swapping! 😂debbie
Response: You’re welcome 😉 I love the corner stamps too!
sharmison33 rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Postcards on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks Harmony! I love the card you made and it has a red three on it. I love collage things. So much fun to look at all the little details 😊
Response: Yay! I was hoping the red-3 would be noticeable! Thank you for the kind and quick rating! 💕 Sometimes I can get a bit carried away in the fun of collage, then my focal point gets lost, so I tried to stop myself before it got too busy! The beautiful mess of art! LOL!
LadyJo rated for SF:Under the sea PC on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: What an awesome idea you did with this swap! Thank you so much for sharing this wealth of knowledge with sea creatures. We loved it. Some was new to us. I am glad to have you send to me! Thank you!
Response: Thank YOU for sharing these encouraging words! I’m honored to have shared with you and your loved ones! 😊
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tag! And the sunflower seeds! Those are my favorites!
Response: Oh goodie! I was hoping the seeds would be a fun fall bonus to share with you! So happy that you like the tag too🍁🍂🌻
wolfeagle rated for Snail Mail Fun on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: What a clever and cute idea. Thank you. I will definitely put the cards to good use.
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for always being so fast about rating 😉
LouJan38 rated for Mermaid Themed swap on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: Thankyou so much for the post card :)
Response: You’re welcome! 🧜🏼‍♀️
ovenbernt rated for Handmade Envelopes #1 on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap! Your envelopes were a joy to find in my PO box. I especially liked the succulent pattern one! These will definitely get used - soon!
Response: I am very happy to hear that you like and will use the envelopes I made! I like that succulent paper too. 😊

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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.

wolfeagle on Sep 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Owl stenciled ATC for the AMA Mystery Supply Swap.

stiffneck78 on Sep 9, 2019:

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

Rosepettals007 on Aug 29, 2019:

Omgoodness! thank you for my post card! I love peach! She is elegant as she is gangsta! Haha! My sister always chose her is any Mario game! Fun times! Thank you! ❤❤❤❤

supersquirrel on Aug 24, 2019:

Thank you for such kind words. Looking forward to our next swap :)

gerberdaisy on Aug 19, 2019:

You are so thoughtful! Thank you so much for the extra extras! You went above and beyond!!

arimails on Aug 16, 2019:

Heart For You <3

Thank you so much for the reminder on this swap. I really appreciate you going out of your way to help me out. I would like to say, the world needs more people like you! So willing to help. Having a good and kind heart is rare to find. I have met only a few people who have really touched my heart with their selfless ways. Sending lot of hearts your way.

IDreamOfAfrica on Aug 13, 2019:



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