Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2017 1:07 am


Date Joined: August 25, 2016
Last Online: August 16, 2017

Country: United States

Bulletin Board

Looking For
* ATCs
* Blank Penguin and Hedgehog postcards
* Does anyone have an unused postcard of Joy from Inside Out?
* Wonder Woman notecard, postcard, or stamp.

FYI 8-15-17: I am pursuing a new opportunity, and anticipate cutting back on swapping until things settle down a bit. If you need to reach me outside SB, try atychiphobia@hotmail.com.


In the beginning was The Word.
My family enjoys Nertz and Dutch Blitz (card games).
We have an adorable Australian Shepherd dog named Allie.
I've kept a journal since Kindergarten.
I used to run a mail delivery service for my parents, grandma, and neighbors.
I love playing volleyball.
Milk may be my favorite beverage. Grape juice is a treat.
Speaking of treats, my aunt makes the best white chocolate raspberry cheesecake.
Sunglasses are my semi-permanent accessory.
I've been trying to get out and walk or bike every day. I managed 75 miles in June. Didn't make 100 in July (just 81), so still aspiring for a century!


  • Colors: most shades of blue and green. Lavender and burgundy are also nice. I don't care for pink.
  • simple & quiet > loud & glitzy
  • 100% cotton socks.
  • Items helpful for correspondence are welcome, such as postcards, stationery, envelopes, return address labels, pens (love Pilot V5 and G2 ), postage (new or used).
  • No Thank You: Please save pink items and stickers for those who will appreciate them more (to be clear, not me! ☺)

A note on pink : several thoughtful swappers have apologized for using pink stationery to correspond. Please do not feel you must limit yourself if pink is one of the ways you comfortably express yourself. I am very happy for you to write on and use pink items, I just have no interest in using them for myself.

Themes I Enjoy

  • Thoughtfulness: Tell me about your attachment to the item you're sending. Where did you find it? How is it significant to you? Why will I like it?
  • Connection: I'd like to hear about the people who are important to you.
  • Lighthouses
  • Reading/Writing/Books/People engaging in these activities (Libraries)
  • Aussies (Australian Shepherd dogs)
  • the beautiful earth, nature, landscapes, sun, moon, stars
  • Happiness
  • Language and Words (such as the same word in many languages, or a greeting in your heart language). Translation appreciated!
  • Something that represents you or your story. Some examples I've received: a postcard of the church the sender was married in, a new year's card from the sender's sister, a map of the sender's city, an image from the sender's favorite movie.
  • For postcards, I look at the text before the image. I'd rather have an interesting message accompanying a lackluster photo than a stunning picture with no commentary.

Off the Shelf

Some of my favorite

Books Les Mis. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Quiet. The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society. The Hunger Games. The Night Circus. Heidi. To Kill a Mockingbird. The Hiding Place. Books by Malcolm Gladwell.

Reading Hidden Figures. So intrigued! Listening to Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers.

Music Classical/Instrumental/Movie Scores. Jars of Clay. DC Talk. United Pursuit Band. The Fray.

Movies The Fourth Wiseman. 3 Idiots. The Intern. Batman Begins. Crash. Notting Hill.

Watched Lion recently. Wow.

TV This is Us. Sherlock. Early Edition. Scrubs. Touched by an Angel. Arthur. Wishbone. Crossing Jordan. Reading Rainbow. Mr. Roger's Neighborhood. Forever. A to Z. Downton Abbey. Mercy Street.

Not really following anything on TV at the moment. Do you have a solid recommendation?


A place for used postage
Holocaust Stamp Project

A place for used greeting cards
St. Jude's Ranch

A place for old pens and such
Pen Guy Art

Postcard Show Calendar
Jim Mehrer's Calendar

Collecting Postmarks
Postmark Calendar


December 15, 2016: 100 Ratings!
January 7, 2017: 100 Hearts!


Kskollections rated for Happy Anniversary to VLD♥ on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Love the postcard! Too cute!
LadySunshine rated for NH: Questions & Answers on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
kathiann rated for QUICK ATC Swap #243 on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: I'm sorry this took so long to rate. I really need to remember my messages better. Thank you for passing on such a lovely owl to me.
Steinway5 rated for QUICK ATC Swap #244 on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fun ATC! Such a cute one! I hope you try making one soon, I bet you can do it! I just tried my first one for this swap too. I've always wanted to visit Peoria IL, because everyone always talks about it! It must be famous for some reason. Peoria AZ actually has higher population, but we aren't known for anything. Haha. Basically we are just a town with tons of houses and chain restaurants/stores. Not too exciting, but a nice, convenient place to live!
Response: My swap-bot anniversary is approaching, maybe I'll try it then, haha. Maybe not... :) Peoria, IL has been the home of Caterpillar for many years; however, they have announced a move to Chicago which is upsetting as it effects the local economy. Thanks for joining and your rating and <3!
Comment: It's here at last. Thank you for sharing, I loved reading you answers. It seems I'm the only person who didn't like Night Circus :D I will answer your letter and will send reply ASAP. Our post going through reorganization, so I hope it is back to normal functioning,
Response: Hooray! Glad it made it. You are a patient soul! I look forward to your reply when you have the chance. :-) Thank you for the rating and <3!
kathiann rated for QUICK Yesterday #1 on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: It sounds like you had a busy day! Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thanks for reading and rating! Hope you come back for another round. :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, yes I'm really enjoying it here :)
Response: Glad you like both the postcards and the place! :) Thanks for rating promptly and giving a heart!
laterdayze rated for QUICK Letter Sets #1 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Hi Hannah! Thank so much for the lovely stationary and all the extra goodies! I wish I could give you 2 hearts. I would be happy to correspond with you. I'll get a letter out soon :)
Response: I aim to please--glad you liked everything! I look forward to hearing from you when you have the chance. :)
KSENiA rated for CL: May Reading log - Paper on Jul 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your log. I came back from vacation in Eilat and there it was. I dislike books with teenager anguish too. That's why i find it hard to read YA.
Response: I am so glad it made it! I finished the Lunar Chronicles and then tried a couple of the extra novellas--Wires and Nerve, a graphic novel, and Stars Above, a collection of short stories. Kind of fun! Please let me know if the 55 book questions didn't arrive, and I'll resend.
Comment: You did such an awesome job this month!!!! I have no doubt you will be a success in July too! I love the floss - thank you!!
Response: You're welcome!! Thank you for the encouragement! I have gone 30 miles so far this month and am right on track! Hard to believe I did in a week what it took me almost a month to do before. :)
mejulia rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #60 on Jul 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your most interesting note card, great to read about your weekend. It has been ten years since I have been in St. Louis, a great trip.
Response: You are welcome! It is one of my favorite cities to visit. Let me know if you ever come out to the Midwest! :)
ChrisAnne rated for TCHH ~ Happy Mail ~ Hebrews on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much. I agree that reading in multiple versions can be a great tool.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for hosting these swaps!
Fabriqueen rated for June Note Card Pals on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for your note sharing your week with me! I love this one resale shop here in Houston. I get a lot of my postcards from them and sometimes I find stationary or note cards there also. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Response: If I'm ever in Houston, I'll have to check it out! I love good spots to find papergoods! Stay well!
kssunlover1947 rated for QUICK ATC swap #242 on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cards.
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked them.
fbresnah rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #57 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice letter! Never heard about the PBS special, I will have to check it out.
Response: I will be curious what you think!
Miamorswife rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #56 on Jun 13, 2017
Response: Thank you for rating! I'm glad to know this swap arrived.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks a bunch!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating and <3!
Comment: Great job on finishing the 45!! I did the same thing - 4 miles on the last day! :) And thanks for the great postcards and ATC backing :)
Response: You are very welcome! Way to push yourself for the finale! Keep moving forward!
Response: Glad your swap arrived--thanks for rating!

Rating Overview

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Sherry71 on Aug 6, 2017:

Thank you for the comment. I really like your swap and I would love to join every one of them in the future :) Please check my profile again and let me know what you think.

jukejan on Jul 29, 2017:

Got your PC and I had fun showing you around. My cousin is in Boston now, but I had to take a pass to see him since I have to get ready for the other side of the family coming in. Best to you!

zurdoswifey on Jul 22, 2017:

Thanks for all the loveliness that you stuffed into the Destash flat rate envie tag...Everything was great and I can use all of it

Fenix825 on Jul 6, 2017:

Thank you SO much for the patriotic letterhead! My daughter's American Heritage Girls Troop is going to love it!

ChrisAnne on Jul 3, 2017:

Thank you for the great RAK! I love the USA flag paper and will definitely be wearing my new visor tomorrow! THANK YOU!

sweetpea22 on Jun 30, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Awesome CPG Hot Chocolate RAK ~it is very generous of You. I will enjoy it! ;o))

anrtist on Jun 30, 2017:

THANK you so much for the Trivia Game in
a pretty American themed TIN
that I won from your RAK!!!!

It is so nice & will be a fun family activity too!
Blessings, cc

BasketWorks15 on Jun 29, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome & wonderfully generous bag of tea RAK for the CPG group! Live the travel cup too. Truly a mountain of tea! Love this it all!

sweetpea22 on Jun 20, 2017:

I live about 4 hours from Fayetteville ~my brother used to live there when he was in the Air Force.

sweetpea22 on Jun 20, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Neat Random Flat Envie PIF ~I love the envies, notecards & addy labels!!!

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