Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2019 2:30 am


Date Joined: March 22, 2009
Last Online: September 18, 2019
Birthday: October 18
Country: United States
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How I Conduct Swaps/Rates

I Pledge to Rate

  • IF you do not receive a swap from me, PLEASE contact me before rating. I always send out swaps ON TIME, unless otherwise communicated to my partner. Allow me the opportunity to resend it, because it probably got lost in the mail. When available, I always get a tracking number and I save receipts.

  • I reuse packaging

  • Check the last section of my profile for sent updates and other news.

  • I mark swaps as 'sent' when I have dropped it in the mailbox, sometimes that may be on a Sunday or a holiday (in the USA no mail on Sundays or holidays) Or be on the deadline date of the swap (although I try very hard to send it a few days prior to that to avoid gray areas). That being said, my 'send date' and when the Post Office post marks it, may be different. Please refer to when Swap-Bot says I clicked send. Of course, I am human, so there may be the rare time that I forget to mark sent, I will send you a message communicating this.

  • I have my mail going to a post office box, which I check a few times a week, usually on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. These days are also when I do any mailings that have to be weighed.

  • Check your e-mail Moving forward, I will be doing proof of sending by e-mailing you directly with a picture of tracking receipt (if applicable) or envelope with stamps on it. This is to avoid any confusion. If you did not receive the swap, it is because something happened beyond my control.

About Me

My name is Desiree and I live in NJ, I am a widow and have no children. I enjoy swapping and have been on Swap-Bot for over 10 years.

Things I enjoy are:

  • Movies
  • Music,
  • Traveling
  • Shopping
  • Amazon
  • Crafting
  • Paper crafts
  • Pen-Pals / Writing letters
  • Vacation planning
  • Coffee
  • Planning in my Happy Planner

What I Collect

  • Postcards
  • Notecards
  • Stationary (loose or coordinated)
  • Letter sets
  • Stamps( international, vintage), not the generic USA flags or celebrate
  • Rubber Stamps
  • Shot glasses
  • Bottle caps
  • Stickers
  • Disney Pins
  • ATCs


  • Kawaii

  • Wine designs-- I really like items that have wine bottles and wine themes on them.

  • England

  • Chocolate

  • Gel Pens (papermate ink joy gel, gelly roll, etc.)

  • Mildliners

  • Fineliner pens/ fine point pens

  • Cute paper clips

  • Paris, I love designs with french words on them, especially love and romance theme and also items with the Eiffel tower on it. I really love the vintage Paris look and things that say "Carte Postale" on it.

  • New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco are my favorite U.S. cities, so anything with these cities on them are awesome.

  • Blank Recipe cards, especially cute designed ones

  • Recipe cards with a recipe on it

  • Handmade envelopes

  • Tickets-- I really like the look of tickets such as movie tickets, plane tickets, the ticket shape, etc.

  • Disney

  • Tim Burton

  • Stamped images

  • Coffee - French Vanilla, Hazelnut, Columbian and Cuban Roast, donut shop roast

  • Tea - partial to Twinnings, Tazo , Tazo Dessert Delights and Bigelow brands. Favorite blends: french vanilla, English Breakfast, Irish Breakfast, Apple Cinnamon, Lemon, Chai


  • Religious -- While I do believe in God, I do not like it shoved in my face or forced upon me.

  • Cigarettes-- I hate the smell and I do not smoke

  • Licorice or non-chocolate candy

  • Things that have a bad odor

  • No paper scraps

  • No expired food items.

  • Decaf coffee or decaf tea


  • Washi Tape (not fond of dollar store washi)

  • Flip books

  • Pocket letters

  • Matching paper and envelope letter sets

  • ATC's for collecting.

  • Loose stationary; odds and ends stationary paper and envies that don't match.

  • Craft stuff (embellishments, journal cards, project life cards, tags, etc.)

  • Tim Holtz stuff

  • Any ephemera

  • Any planner supplies

  • Ink pads

  • Cute sticky note pads (not plain Post-its)

  • Clear rubber stamps (mounted or unmounted)

Do Not Send

  • Teacher stickers, reward stickers or overly juvenile stickers.

  • Planner pages, folders or dashboards with a 3 or 6 whole punch in it .I do not have that type of planner.

Sent Updates

All swaps are currently out, please contact me with any issues.


dustcollector rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #8 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the interesting selections.
Zefaniya rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #8 on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks ;D
Comment: Hi Desiree, thank you for your note. It has been triple digit hot here. I’m glad you are enjoying your summer. Thank you for sending teas that are new flavors to me. I can’t wait to try the vanilla bean macaroon tea and especially the glazed lemon loaf tea. Wow, guess whose going to shop for Tazo tea flavors now? 😊
dorcii rated for Snail Mail on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for your letter, I'm going to reply soon :)
Daithra rated for Snail Mail on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you, your letter was lovely! I will try to reply to you by the end of the month.
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and stickers!! I will for sure be writing back to you!πŸ’–
Comment: Thank you for the great letter and stickers. Will write back this week.
Comment: Finally received! Thank you so much for the wonderful stickers!
Response: Yay! I'm so glad. You are most welcome!
Amandlyn22 rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #13 on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter! I enjoy Big Bang too! I will write back to you soon.
MawBella rated for Pen Pal and a Treat on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter and goodies. You will hear from me soon. ❣️
Comment: Ty πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—
Comment: Thanks, Marc
amandapapercraft rated for International PenPals on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter, stickers and sparkly postcard, I will reply as soon as I am able ^_^
frenchd73 rated for Just a Postcard - US Only on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great pc!! I love it!! Hope to visit NYC soon!!!
Comment: Woohoo!! It made it and at no charge, sister πŸ˜‰πŸ˜„ the notecards are beautiful and I adore all the Washi!!!!!! Thank you so much xo
Response: I'm glad everything worked out! I appreciate your understanding and I'm glad you like everything :)
Comment: Thank you for somenice stuff. I love the NBC stickers!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap!
j3ss1ca rated for Notecard Penpals- USA on Feb 14, 2019
ladyaduial rated for January 2019 Journal Swap on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the journal. I can't wait to go through it.
aero rated for International Snail-Mail Friend on Feb 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your intro letter and extras
Comment: Thank you for the cute Valentines card (love the laser cut-out) and the stickers - Happy Valentine's Day!

Rating Overview

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wm on Feb 16, 2018:

let me trumpet my thanks!!! alt text

njstauter on Jan 21, 2018:

Thank you for contacting me. You are amazing! Love the PC you sent

groundhogstamper on Dec 8, 2017:
LowRain on Sep 16, 2017:

thank you so very much for sending an angel swap out to me for the mason jar swap. LOVE it.

nwgirl on Oct 6, 2014:

Hello :) USPS tracking shows that my resend for the Make Some New Friends Swap is available for pickup at your PO. Please let me know when you have it. Thanks!

kimberlym322 on Oct 4, 2012:

sending letter 2 for the Six Week Snail Mail Swap #4!

kimberlym322 on Oct 2, 2012:

Glad that the first letter made it to you!

kimberlym322 on Sep 27, 2012:

Sending you letter out for the 6 week snail mail swap #4.

ChantalB on Jun 5, 2011:

how are things going on your end of the screen?

ChantalB on May 2, 2011:

got the postcards from your half of our stamp for card swap, love them, and would love to do another when you got more cards :D

still have over 150+ stamps left

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