Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2018 7:44 am


Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: April 8
Country: Mexico
Instagram: elenamazmar

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 the 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


  • Cookies

  • All kinds of tea (except chamomile)

  • Coffee

  • Anything dairy.

  • All types of spices

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!


vlhafer54 rated for Easy postcard swap 7 on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of postcards - Happy swapping!
Response: thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping to you too!
Comment: Hi Elena, i just received your mail. Thank you for making it up for this swap.
Response: Thank you soooo much for understanding and changing rating, I appreciate this. Hope you like everything I sent! //This swap is from December 2016//
Zander rated for Swap me some pretty papers. on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: Thank You for the lovely papers.
Response: thank you for rating and heart, glad you have received this :)
Tracykason rated for Pick 3 Swap (INTERNATIONAL) on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Thank-you for a wonderful package! Can always use more fancy stationery:-)
Response: yay! I'm so happy you liked it, thanks for rating and heart
me2az50 rated for Nature pocket letter on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Today, I received the Nature Pocket letter and I love it. I never thought of dividing a photo into 4 ATCs like you did. I just love that idea. Thank you for everything. Thank you for the goodies. Thank you for coordinating this swap.
Response: yay! Im so glad you have received it. Im so glad you liked it, I really liked the bird but wouldn't fit so that's why I divided it LOL
Lumona rated for Crafty Happy Mail on Jul 29, 2018
Response: Glad you have received this, thanks for rating!
Lumona rated for Vintage Pocket letter on Jul 29, 2018
Comment: Loved especially the gold flower sequins 😊
Response: so glad you finally received it, thanks for rating and heart
bluecrayons rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: thank you
Response: Thank you for rating :)
laurenewlipp rated for Favorite animal Pocket letter on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: I just got my PL today! Thank you so much :) it’s so fun having you as a swap partner again. I loved my pocket letter and all the foxes are so cute! To answer your question, I’m not really sure why I like them so much. I’ve just always loved them and think they’re really pretty animal.
Response: They are very pretty, I saw some very nice pics while googling facts about them. I'm glad you have your PL with you <3
astrodogg rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 25, 2018
Autumn5 rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: This was so wonderful, I love your pictures! Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you! It is always cool to travel around the world with some pics and see how different things are around the world
katmandu rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Love your little post office, just what I would expect in a small town, but the colors are surprising and fun! Especially love the look of the Palacio Postal! Beautiful! Thank you!
Response: Yes, the colors are actually very fun and it does make it more cheerful. Palacio Postal is one of the most beautiful buildings of Mexico, you can buy postcards, stamps and mail from there, just as a regular post office
SheilaRae rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing about your post office!!
Response: Hope you enjoyed seeing something different!
PukiCat rated for Imaginary Vacation Postcard Swap II on Jul 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for postcard! My flatmate thought it is one for her and gave it to me only now when she discovered it is not hers.
Response: Glad it is in your hands! Thank your for rating
katmandu rated for This was Not a postcard Postcard on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Glad we were partners in this swap too! I've seen these cards before and I always heard they were called Loteria, I didn't realize they were actually BINGO! Very cool PC too! Thank you!
Response: It is in fact called Loteria, but it is exactly the same as bingo, everyone has one card and there is one person naming picture by picture randomly selected. When you complete your card you say LOTERIA! instead of BINGO! LOL
Fieke rated for Culture Postcard Swap on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your postcard
Response: Glad you have received it. Thank you for joining this swap.
jenmcjen rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: This is awesome! Though I live WAY up in Minnesota, near Canada, I, too, have discovered that putting any food in tortillas makes it better to eat. Well, not pizza. But most other stuff. And my throat is now PARCHED for some orange juice! I also work at home, so I totally know what you mean. Your post office is so pretty with the green and pink! US is always blue, blue, blue. Not even pretty blue. Your fiance sounds very thoughtful! If I ever cooked anything, I'd send you a nice recipe, but I just don't. I love that you collect elephants. I collect peacocks. I don't watch TV at bedtime, but I set a timer to play an audiobook long enough for me to get to sleep. Sounds like we have a lot in common!
Response: yes! you can make a taco out of almost anything!! I will welcome recipes any day! to be fair it is a very good picture of the juice, looks so fresh LOL. Maybe someday we can exchange animal figurines to add to our collections. Thanks for reading
ahren rated for MORE THAN ONE STICKER /STAMP PC SWAP on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: I love this! Thank you! Special stickers
Response: wow, it took 2 months, I'm glad you finally received it
satinification rated for New, Old, Best and Worst on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I totally agree. The best swaps are made "with heart". Sorry for the late rating!
Response: Don't worry, thank you for joining and sharing your thoughts with me!
Gatzcat rated for New, Old, Best and Worst on Jul 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you! It was fun to read your responses. We do all agree, that effort is key. That is the general consensus.
Response: Completely true, Happy mail should make everyone happy when opening it!

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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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