Swap-bot Time: April 18, 2021 5:06 pm


Date Joined: April 2, 2020
Last Online: April 12, 2021

Country: United States

About Me


12/13/20 ~ We have been having some problems with our mail for the past few months. PLEASE, if you do not receive a swap from me, let me know before leaving a bad rating, as I am always happy to re-send. Thank you for taking the time to read.

Hi there! πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š

My name is Mel and I am a pet mommy, living in an old, (1800's) farmhouse in rural, northeastern PA with my roommate, dog and kitty cat. :)

Happy mail is my favorite way to connect with the outside world and I love putting together special packages to make people smile.

**I try really hard to put thought into each and every package I send to make it special for the person receiving it, so if you ever do not receive a swap or tag from me, PLEASE message me before rating, as I ALWAYS send what I promise in good faith! ALSO: If I do not rate you within a reasonable amount of time, please message me as well! Sometimes I can be a "scatterbrain", but it is never intentional! Oh! And one last thing... if there is ever an issue with something I send (like I forgot to include something, or there was not enough postage), PLEASE let me know so I can fix it before rating. ALL of my swaps go directly to the post office to be weighed, but they HAVE made a mistake before, so just let me know.*

I do the majority of my shopping online, especially for happy mail goodies. 😊 Etsy is my favorite site to shop at! So many cute and gorgeous things! πŸ’™

Boring, Yet Important Health Stuff:

I suffer from agoraphobia, depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and PTSD therefore do not leave my home very often.

I am also a type 2 diabetic with fibromyalgia, neuropathy, and a slew of other health issues. I am a stage 1 uterine cancer survivor! I am soon to be getting tested for lupus. HOWEVER, I do not let my physical/mental health issues define me as a person and I do not talk about them very often unless something major is going on. I like to try my best to remain as positive and upbeat as possible because life is too short to not be as happy as you can be.

Thank you for taking the time to read and I look forward to swapping with you all. Wishing you a bright and beautiful day!

Favorite Crafts

Altered Objects, Art Dolls, Art Journals, ATC's, Bookmarks, Card-Making, Decos, Envelope-Decorating, Glue Books, Jewelry-Making, Junk Journals, Matchboxes (Large or small, decorated & filled), Mixed-Media Art, Painting, Paper Crafts, Pocket Letters, Slams, Zentangles & Zines.

A few of my favorite things...

Colors ~

I love almost all colors, but my favorites would have to be teal/turquoise, purples, blues and pinks. (I love all shades of those colors!) I also love metallic colors, especially gold and color combos: pink/gold, purple/gold, black/gold and blue/silver. But seriously... I love all the colors. :)

Themes/Characters ~

70's, Alice In Wonderland, Breakfast At Tiffany's, Christmas, Coffee/Tea, Eeyore, Flowers (Forget-Me-Nots, Sunflowers, Bleeding Hearts and yellow or rainbow roses), Gnomes, Halloween, Kawaii (Especially BonBonRibbon, Charmmy Kitty, Gudetama, Hello Kitty, Hummingmint, Korilakkuma, Little Twin Stars, Milky Shy Cat, My Melody, Rilakkuma & Sentimental Circus), Little Red Riding Hood, Retro, Shabby Chic, Steampunk, Tinkerbell, Vintage, Victorian, Woodland Animals, & Winnie The Pooh.

Collections ~

ATC's, books, dolls, hand-made by you things, hat boxes & other pretty boxes, journals (junk journals and the guided/interactive/self-help kind with prompts), Kawaii, Pioneer Woman, plushies of my favorite animals, tarot decks (for the artwork) & zines.

Animals ~

(Pets): dogs & cats.

(To collect or admire in the wild): alpacas, bears, birds, chipmunks, bunnies, deer (especially fawns), foxes, groundhogs, hedgehogs, lemurs, llamas, meerkats, raccoons, red pandas, snow leopards, tigers & wolves.

Things I will love you FOREVER for!:

  • Anything hand-made/hand-written by YOU... especially art dolls, ATC's, books/journals you decorated, bookmarks, cards, envelopes, ephemera, favorite recipes of yours to try, decorated & filled matchboxes, penpal letters, poetry, song lyrics, stories & zines.

  • cute/pretty letter sets

  • cute/pretty stickers

  • cute/pretty washi samples

  • decos

  • happy mail stickers

  • pretty/vintage lace in my favorite colors

  • return address labels

  • slams

  • vintage ephemera, especially Christmas, Halloween & Valentine's.

Allergies & Dislikes

I am allergic to chamomile, seafood, walnuts, cigarette smoke & bees, so please do not send me any of those things... especially the bees!

I am type 2 diabetic, so please, no food items.

As for "dislikes"... there is not much I dislike, but the two biggest things for me would be anything satanic or anything to do with animal cruelty. Other than that, I am a pretty open-minded and non-judgemental type of person. :)


BicycleUkulele rated for A Note For You # 90 on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Mel, for your swap message, A Note For You #90. I love Happy Mail & friendly messages. Perhaps we'll do another swap. Happy Swapping, Happy Spring!
Comment: Great goodies, thanks so much!
triplepisces rated for Easy Envelope Swap ~ USA on Feb 25, 2021
bluerose3 rated for CPG Zentangle ATC - US only on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love this zentangle.Thank you for the extras as well. I haven't added colors to my zentangles but I may start :)
Comment: Hey, wow! What an amazing and generous variety of napkins! I especially love the ones with the blue flowers and the fall themed apple ones. And the Marilyn Monroe ones are so cool! Thank you!
Cynfully rated for A Note For You # 86 on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing swap. I loved everything and that card... oh be still my heart
VaGrammy66 rated for LSRUS-Pretty Napkin Swap (USA) on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the pretty napkins!
jinxspinx rated for Any size Slams- USA on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Mel- you sent such an awesome swap to me. If the 1st one ever arrives, I will def let you know. The teas and stickers were so nice of you to include. I really appreciate your kindness. You really know how to spoil your partners! Beautiful envelope art :) Thank you!! -Ashley
PrettyPaperHoarder rated for Pretty Papers on Jan 7, 2021
Response: Thank you... I hope my swap was okay.
TonyaAshe rated for Pretty Papers on Jan 4, 2021
Response: Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful Flipbook and all of the fun goodies I can't wait to try the fudge .
GirlMomToTwo rated for Full Page Slams - USA on Dec 10, 2020
Comment: Got them! Thanks so much gal, your swaps are always great <3
Rabbitfreedom rated for A Very Vintage Halloween! on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely resend and letter and all the extra goodies that, while not necessary, where much appreciated. I shall enjoy a cup of your tea while writing you back when I get the chance!
Comment: Thanks for the fun junk journal supplies. I will be happy to close out my 2020 journal with some items you sent. Won’t be able to add all to my journal. But leftovers can go in my seasonal supplies storage container for next year.
Response: Oh thank GOD you got it! I am so relieved. This mail stuff is going to be the death of me! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. I say bring on 2021! Lol.
kizzlets rated for Bullet Journal Supply Swap on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks bunches for the goodies. I love your washi tape collection.
MissRich rated for Edgar Allan Poe Inspired ATC on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome ATC Mel! and the Alice in Wonderland cards/extras were perfect!!!!! :):)
Comment: Thank you for the owl ATC you made for me. I really like it and thank you for all the useful extras. I appreciate it. :)
Comment: Thank you for the resend! It is crazy how mail is right now. I know some of mind people are waiting on. I sent a Birthday card to FL the end of July, and it still didn't arrive! I enjoyed your letter because I knew some of the area real well you were writing about. Thank you for all the fun goodies!
Response: You are VERY welcome and I am so relieved that this one got to you. I actually just made a post in the public forums about the mail. It seems like the problems are mainly with flat mail. (At least in my case.) I hope your birthday card reaches its destination soon. That is a LONG time! Thank you so much for your lovely rating and comment. :o)
Comment: Hi! Thank you so, so much for the adorable happy mail and the awesome stickers, I love them so much! The extras you included were so sweet of you, and I love the handmade lil envelope you put the goodies inside. I love everything!! Thank you!!!
Response: You are welcome. :o) I am so glad you are happy with everything. Have a beautiful day and thank you for your nice rating and comment. (((Hugs)))
kizzlets rated for Ephemera/Junk Journal Supplies on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: Hi HappyMailMel, I finally sat down and open some of my happy mail lol. Yours was one of the package I opened, I just want to say I've done quite a bit of junk journal swaps on here and it's definitely a hit and miss sometimes. I love junk journaling and I like bright happy things. Gosh the goodies you sent me are all amazing! Definitely the type of stationery stuff I like full of gold foil, kawaii, bright pastel colors! You must have an amazing stationery stash lol. I really like the silver accented cherry blossom/sakura half sheet of paper you sent me, can you tell me where it's from? It is very pretty! Thank you for your letter, I appreciate the time you took out of your day to write me a handwritten letter :). Thank you so much!
Response: Hi there! :o) I am so glad you are happy with what I sent. I admit... I have quite a huge stash (I have a paper problem!) Lol. I got that origami paper from either Etsy or Ebay. I will try to find the seller and send you their info. In the meantime, I am your partner for the bullet journal supply swap so I will send you some full sheets with that. :o) Thank you so much for your kind rating and the lovely comment. (((Hugs)))

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LauraM540 on Mar 21, 2021:

Thanks for the flat destash envie! Love that gold lace trim! Right up my alley, and I didin't have anything like it already! :)

LavenderSprinkles on Mar 9, 2021:

Hey! Been thinking of you. Hope you are well.

LavenderSprinkles on Dec 22, 2020:

Happy holidays!

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

Thank You

Thank you for your warm message! β™₯

banjobraids on Oct 29, 2020:

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!πŸ‘» Thinking of you and sending hugs!


LavenderSprinkles on Oct 2, 2020:

Oh my goodness! Those teas are amazing! You brightened our day! So soothing and delicious! Thank you very much dear!

djcamp04 on Sep 18, 2020:

Hey Mel!! Hope you are feeling better these days. Just wanted you to know I was thinking of you & keeping you in my prayers. I’m also happy to see you in the winter/Christmas JJ supply swap! Woohoo.

sebastian122 on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you for the too wonderful RAK! You're so generous!! I love it all!!

vick302000 on Aug 20, 2020:

hang in there my dear. i have lost pets and know the heart ache and down right trauma. I have joined and left many groups over the years for the same reason you are. I came back a little at a time and now i know I will stop at a certain amount of groups and or swaps. So chin up as hard as this sounds there is another kittie waiting just for you to show up when you least expect it.

LavenderSprinkles on Aug 19, 2020:

I can help you with your group.

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