Swap-bot Time: May 24, 2018 4:35 pm


Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: May 24, 2018
Birthday: April 8
Country: Mexico

About Me


Back in December 2016, I had a lot of liver issues that kept me going back and forth from the hospital. I missed and sent late some swaps so this is my reason of my poor rating. I didn't came back to Swap-bot until October 2017 and resent just not to leave my partners empty handed but was not able to reverse the poor ratings.

I always send on time and re send if needed. Please don't let these ratings mislead you. Always message me if in doubt, I usually take pics of everything before putting it in the mailbox.



My name is Elena, I'm Mexican, 30 years old and love meeting people, other countries and other cultures. I'm so excited to join Swap-bot, hope to do some amazing swaps and create great memories.

My native language is Spanish but I speak English and Portuguese as well.

I learned about this website from another site called The bucketlist and found it interesting that people wanted to do swaps as a life goal so once I read it all I knew I had to join!

I recently got engaged so everything wedding themed if a plus for me. I currently have no kids. I also have no pets; unfortunately I work long hours so it doesn't seem fair for pets to be home alone :( but I would love to adopt a dog one day.


I have 2 elephant tattoos and about 150 elephant figurines that I've been collecting for years from anywhere in the world and any material, from wood, wire, crystal, paper, fabric, etc.


(USA) I have noticed it takes around 6-8 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

(Rest of the world) I have noticed it takes around 8-10 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

I have no problem re sending if needed, so let me know if more than 2 months has passed and you haven't received anything.

Thank you for your patience!

Favorite Movies

The Godfather (all of them) the bucketlist, Last Vegas,Danny the dog, the shining, Psychosis, Rosemary's baby, Vertigo, and many more

Favorite Television

Saturday Night Live, The tonight show (Jimmy Fallon), How to get away with murder, Greys anatomy, Criminal Minds, Bob's burgers, Family Guy, the Simpsons, etc

Favorite Books

Great expectations (Dickens) . Banana Yoshimoto, Jose Saramago. Latin american writers (Jose Agustin, Enrique Serna, Jorge Iibarguengoitia, etc)

Likes & Dislikes


I love all fruits & vegetables with the exceptions of : Papaya and Turnip

Coming from Mexico, I love spicy food!

I have no allergies which makes me very happy since I can eat anything. I am not afraid of trying anything at all, I have eaten a lot of different things, chicken, beef, pork, rabbit, moose, all kinds of seafood (my fav is octopus), austrich, veal, lamb, snake, etc. Most people wont like it but my fav meal is beef tongue.

Food : I will take it all!. I like candies (I specially love the soft chewy kind like starburst), snacks, CHOCOLATE, cookies, all kinds of tea (except chamomille), coffee, anything dairy.

My favorite season is Christmas. I am a Huge Fan of ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced.

I dont have any problem with alcohol or cigarrets, actually even though I dont smoke I usually buy a pack of local smokes while traveling as a souvenir.

I am Roman Catholic so I dont mind any Christian/Catholic items yet I am not interested in switching religions :)

I LOVE: coloring, crafts, calligraphy, cooking, baking and many more things...


  • I usually like 99% of what I am sent, no matter the colors or picture. I am very flexible, I can do dark or pastels.

  • I dont mind any picture unless it is obscene or pornography.

  • Anything but ad postcards. Not a fan of them

    I am open and flexible about receiving anything you would like to send :)

  • I prefer postcards sent NAKED & STAMPED UNLESS you feel you need to protect the pc like in hand made cases, in such cases I am fine with receiving in an envelope.

I specially like:

  • Flowers

  • All Animals (but LOVE elephants, wolves, dragonflies and butterflies)

  • Literature, authors, writers, calligraphy

  • Quotes

  • Beautiful landscapes

  • Architecture in general

  • Touristy Pcs

  • Funny/Joke pcs

  • B&W photography


  • ANYTHING WITH ELEPHANTS, pandas, wolves, dragonflies and butterflies

  • Pocket letter goodies to decorate them, Embellishments, ephemera, die cuts, fabric, Rhinestone Beads, Crystal Gems, etc

  • Pocket Page Protectors (or similar) for pocketletters, (They are not sold in Mexico)

  • Bookmarks

  • Pictures,postcards,about any beautiful place on earth! TRAVELING is my passion and love to get inspiration from other people.

  • Candy!

  • ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced

  • Chocolate

  • Tea/Coffee

  • Key chains

  • Fridge magnets

  • Pens

  • Stationery

  • Stickers ( I like any kind, puffy or flat)(I DON'T like teacher/rewards, or promotions/ads)

  • Anything traditional from anywhere, that could help me get to know different cultures.


When I joined SwapBot I learned what Pocket Letters were. Thanks to @Johkup I got my first one and I'm in love with it!!!!!

I think they are beautiful and I am learning to do them so I am hosting a series of swaps to practice and see how you make them.

If you do them I would love a private swap for one of your creations. In exchange I will not send one of course because I wouldnt know where to start but I can offer you many fun things from Mexico so just ask!


Comment: Thanks so much I 💗💗💗 tinkerbell. She is my favorite it is lovely I even love the packaging!!
Response: I'm so happy you have received it! Thank you for joining this swap and Thanks for rating and heart
aprilfoolzbaby86 rated for Happy Notecard April on May 23, 2018
Response: Thank you for rating, glad you have received it
JoanH rated for Recetas Fáciles on May 22, 2018
JenniferJo rated for AN Seashells on May 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great postcard and for sending in an envelope:) I love the buttery stamps!
Response: I'm so glad you have received this. Thanks for rating and heart :)
MapleRose rated for Send & answer 20 random questions on May 19, 2018
Response: Your life story in 10 words or less killed me LOL. I actually went to Montreal when I was 18 on my own and loved it by the way. It is still in my top 3 of favorite cities in the world. I would like to go back next year. I love your tattoo idea, I have 6 tattoos and I wish my mom would get on with me but she never would, she is too old fashioned. Thanks for joining this swap. I enjoyed your answers!
Yoko rated for 1x1-Int'l on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much.
Response: wow, 5 weeks to Japan is not bad at all. Im so happy it didn't take longer. Thanks for the rating and heart
Fieke rated for Postcard with a Quote on May 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for your postcard. I'm glad it arrived safe after his long travel ;)
Response: 2 months so I'm glad it finally arrived. Thank you for your patience. :)
Hyshu rated for Vacation Postcard Swap #1 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card! Took a long time to get here, but it made it!
Response: Sooo glad you have received this! thank you for rating and for your patience!
Response: I would LOVE to ride that roller coaster! How long does the ride last? And thank you for sharing that quote, I really liked it. I am writing it down to remind me of that everyday. I love Chai tea and never looked up for the recipe, thanks for sharing. <3
tonat80 rated for What Would You Like to Swap!? on May 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for joining and posting your swapping list! Happy Swapping!
Response: thank you for creating this swap, I actually found someone to swap with, it was so happy with this :)
Comment: Hello! Thank you for your lovely letter that just arrived last week! What a journey from Mexico! I enjoyed reading your letter and will write back! (Happy 30th birthday!!)
Response: so happy you have received this.Thanks for the bday wishes. I will patiently wait for your letter :)
moodymel rated for APRIL birthday Card Swap on May 11, 2018
Response: so glad you have received it, Happy belated birthday!
Makiechan rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Lovely pics~
Response: Thank you very much, I enjoyed answering these questions
myancey rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 10, 2018
Comment: Enjoyed reading your answers. Congrats on wedding
Response: Thank you, I'm very excited about it <3
SephJez rated for Send 4 Keep 1 Postcards on May 9, 2018
Comment: Hello Elena! Finally I got your postcards! Thank you, they are very nice! And thank you for the strawberry tea! I'll send you back the elephant these days. Well, be patient, it seems the poste offices are really slow between Italy and Mexico!!
Response: They are! LOL but don't worry, I will be patience, thanks for rating and heart :)
catlingmex rated for Fotos de tu ciudad on May 9, 2018
Comment: Buenas fotos y excelente explicación. Fíjate que hace muchos años visité la ciudad de Puebla pero como estaba cerrada la Capilla del Rosario, me quedé con las ganas de verla y orar ahí. Tal vez algún día vuelva para conocerla.
Response: tienes que. Es muy impresionante ver el detalle en cada rincon y el recubrimiento de oro. Aparte, Puebla ha cambiado mucho en los ultimos 5 años. yo si te recomendaria volver a visitarnos :)
catlingmex rated for Recetas Fáciles on May 9, 2018
Comment: ¡Qué rrrrrrico! Gracias.
Response: Fue tanto el placer que ayer comi justo eso! Jajaja
Gaaabi rated for Fotos de tu ciudad on May 7, 2018
Comment: Hola Elena! que lindo conocer tu ciudad por fotos, me encantaron!
Response: Puebla es bellisima, es una ciudad donde siempre hay algo que hacer
Gaaabi rated for Recetas Fáciles on May 7, 2018
Comment: Se ve muy rica la receta, la probare apenas tenga tiempo :)
Response: amo los tacos de carne asada :P
PrettyPeacock rated for APRIL birthday Card Swap on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks Elena, My aunt just called me and was so excited to get your card. Wow, you aren't kidding with the time it takes to get a piece of mail from Mexico. Isn't it crazy that in terms of distance it isn't far at all compared to some places. She loved the card and can't wait to try the teas. She loves tea, so perfect choice. Cheers, Bre
Response: I am so glad she has it now! Even though it is May now LOL I know it takes a lot of time, I honestly don't know why and some swappers are not as patience so I really appreciate your patience! Thanks for rating and heart

Rating Overview

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 19, 2018:

Right now I am only doing letter swaps, and easy type 3 swaps, I was doing pocket letters BUT my last swap was a nightmare. Let me know if you want to do a private letter swap or something easy?

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 18, 2018:

HIIIII long time no talk How are you these days?

Maggie249 on Feb 5, 2018:

I agree on the elephants

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 23, 2017:

Received your Christmas card today with the post mark December 7th 2016 2 months a 3 weeks for it to get here. I changed my 1 rating to a 5 with a heart thank you

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 2, 2017:

I mailed the Christmas card private swap a month ago, I messaged you, and I never heard back from you, I dunno if you received my swap, or not, I am still waiting for yours to arrive. I see you have not been on swap bot since Dec. 16th, 2016. I would love to give you a chance to re send but i see your partially suspended with 3 1s. I hope your ok. Happy New year

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 5, 2016:


Private Christmas Card swap

I mailed your card today!!!!

PrairieKittin on Nov 15, 2016:

Thank you so much for the Dia de los Muertes card! I love it!!! It's beautiful!

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Bohochick on May 24, 2016:

I absolutely love the quote postcards that you sent in the Ratings Booster packet!! I'm going to have to use them in a piece of art. Thanks so much for all the goodies!

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just because

Thanks for being a part of my group :D

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