Swap-bot Time: June 2, 2020 2:07 pm


Date Joined: April 2, 2020
Last Online: June 2, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

Hi there! 👋😊

My name is Mel and I am a pet mommy, living in an old, (1800's) farmhouse in rural, northeastern PA with my roommate, a dog and 3 cats.

I collect ATC's, books, dolls, Eeyore, eye shadow pallets, handbags, hand-made by you things, hat boxes & other pretty boxes, journals, lace, pens, Pioneer Woman, planners & planner accessories, plushies of my favorite animals, stationery, stickers, tarot decks (for the artwork) & washi tape.

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.

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! 💙

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.

Thank you for taking the time to read and I look forward to swapping with you all. Have a beautiful and blessed day. 🥰

Favorite Crafts

Altered Objects

Art Journals





Glue Books


Junk Journals

Matchboxes (Large or small.)

Pocket Letters



Favorite Themes

I love almost all colors, but my favorites would have to be teal/turquoise, purple and pink. (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. :)

My favorite themes would be anything to do with any of the following:

Alice In wonderland


Breakfast At Tiffany's









Flowers (Forget-Me-Nots, Voilets, Daisies, Sunflowers, Bleeding Hearts and yellow or rainbow roses are my favorites.)



Kawaii (Some of my favorites are: Badtz Maru, BonBonRibbon, Chairoikoguma, Charmmy Kitty, Deery Lou, Hello Kitty, Hummingmint, Korilakkuma, Little Twin Stars, My Melody, Rilakkuma & Sentimental Circus)

Little Red Riding Hood

Shabby Chic

Snow White & The 7 Dwarfs






Wild/Woodland Animals (esp. foxes, deer, hedgehogs, raccoons, bunnies, groundhogs, chipmunks, meerkats, lemurs, llamas, snow leaopards, bobcats, black bears, wolves & tigers, to name just a few!)

Winnie The Pooh

Favorite Things To Swap




Ephemera (Especially vintage & hand-dyed or hand-made papers)


Ideas & Inspirations

Lace (The pretty stuff!)

Matchboxes (Themed & filled.)

Penpal Letters

Planner Goodies


Ribbons (The cute & pretty kind!)





Tea (Individually sealed bags only, please.)


Washi Samples

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. :)

Favorite Books

I love, love, LOVE books and tend to "hoard" them.

My favorite kinds are autobiographies/biographies, craft books, fun journals, historical, life after death, mystery/suspense, old diaries, romantic time-travel, self-help, true ghost stories/hauntings, etc.

Top 20 Books I HIGHLY recommend:

A Knight In Shining Armour ~ Jude Deveraux

Embraced By The Light ~ Betty J. Eadie

Fairytopia ~ Lori Wenger

Heaven Is For Real ~ Lynn Vincent & Todd Burpo

Remembrance ~ Jude Deveraux

Simple Abundance ~ Sara Ban Breathnach

Soul Catcher ~ Kathy & Amy Eldon

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook ~ Edmund J. Bourne, PH.D.

The Day I Shot Cupid ~ Jennifer Love Hewitt

The Fat Girl's Guide To Life ~ Wendy Shanker

The Holy Bible

The Little House Series ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

The Lives They Left Behind / Suitcases From The Attic ~ Darby Penney

The Outsiders ~ S.E. Hinton

The Secret Garden ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

The Velvet Room ~ Zilpha Keatley Snyder

The Velveteen Rabbit ~ Margery Williams

Wee Felt Folk ~ Salley Mavor

Wreck This Journal! ~ Keri Smith

You Are Badass! ~ Jen Sincero

Favorite Movies

50 First Dates

50 Shades Of Grey

50 Shades Darker

50 Shades Freed

A Christmas Carol

Breakfast At Tiffany's


Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past

It's A Wonderful Life

Kill Bill Vol.1

Kill Bill Vol. 2

March Of The Wooden Soldiers

Miracle On 34th St.

Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat Anhilation

Mrs. Doubtfire

Never Been Kissed

The 5 People You Meet In Heaven

The Crow

The Crow, City Of Angels

The Notebook

The Others

The Shining

Favorite Television

I don't watch a lot of tv these days, but when I do, I enjoy channels like Lifetime, Hallmark, Tubi & Netflix. some of my all-time favorite shows are:


Beverly Hills 90210


Days Of Our Lives


Everybody Loves Raymond


Ghost Whisper

Gilligan's Island


I Love Lucy

King Of Queens

Leave It To Beaver

Little House On The Prairie

Mr. Ed

Punky Brewster


Secret Circle

Silver Spoons

Sleepy Hollow



The Brady Bunch

The Cosby Show

The Patty Duke Show

True Blood

Favorite Music

I enjoy a wide variety of music from many genres. My FAVORITE is Reggae because it makes me happy, but I also love 60's, 70's, 80's, big band, classical, country, gothic, metal, nature/relaxation, oldies, rock, etc.

Here are some of my favorite bands/composers/singers:

Amy Lee

Avril Lavigne



Big Mountain

Bob Marley

Bobby Vinton

Celine Dion

Elvis Presley



Johnny Cash

Mazzy Starr



Norah Jones

Patsy Cline

Rascall Flatts

Shania Twain


Theory Of A Deadman

Theatre Of Tragedy

The Sisters Of Mercy

Toni Braxton



MallowCat rated for Wishy Washi Friends on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: I received your parcel and letter a couple of days ago, thank you! The washi samples are beautiful and I really enjoyed the letter, too. I appreciate the detail and I will reply a little bit later, since there were some neat conversation starters that I'd love to continue, if that's OK.
TryshaH81 rated for Two Blank Letter Sets Swap on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Love the cute sets and extras! Thank you
babyblues65 rated for Junk Journaler's Dream on May 28, 2020
Comment: Hi Mel! I got my package today and it was AHHHMMAAAZZZINNNGG!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! It was so much fun to go through and I learned how to package stuff for my next partner, the way you wrapped everything made everything even that much more special! Stay safe and well! Thank you again!
MCGalaxy rated for Leaving kindness on May 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the comment :)
Comment: Your letter was delightful and so very pretty. The paper has such a sweet vintage look which I love, yellow is one of my favorite colors. All the extras are great ! I love the stickers and especially the washi tape with words. I'm so intrigued with the Washi For You, thank you so much for such a great swap.
Kittybob83 rated for Wishy Washi Friends on May 18, 2020
Comment: I'm in love with this envelope, I have been messing with it all evening! You put a lot into swaps and I love that. I would love to swap again sometime. I have a stash of really old paper I'd love to share.
Response: That would be AWESOME! I would love to do another swap. :) I am glad you like what I sent. <3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Leaving kindness on May 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! <3 SO very sweet!
Response: Thank YOU! :)
shesallboundup rated for Leaving kindness on May 12, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating. :)
Jenny19 rated for Decorated Snail Mail on May 9, 2020
Comment: I love the package you sent! Thanks :)
Response: You are welcome! :)
captkristi rated for I <3 Ephemera Swap on May 7, 2020
Comment: WOW!!! Thank you so much for the goodies!! I really appreciate your generosity. Take care!!
Response: You are very welcome! Have fun! :)
denisemichelle rated for Paint Using Coffee ATC on May 7, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness! I love the ATC!!! Especially the layers! And it smells delicious!
Response: Hi Denise! I am so glad you like it and looking forward to our private swap! :)
Elliepatterson rated for Happy mail Swap on Apr 29, 2020
Comment: Hello Mel, Wow is all I can say about this swap! You did an outstanding job! I loved your decorated Sloth envie. Your stationary was so vintage looking & pretty. There wasn't a song on your play list that I did not like. The patriotic dog/flag card I will use to send a note to my son who is in the Army. Stickers of donuts & coffee made me want donuts with my morning coffee. And I just ooooed & aaahed over the personalized book marker that you sent me! Llama washi tape! I'm in Happy Mail Heaven! AND 2 new teas to try! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Consider yourself hugged! I will be answering your kind letter. Hugs
Response: Hi Ellie! Sorry for my delay in responding. I am soooo happy that you liked what I sent you and also super-excited that you will be writing back! I can't wait to hear from you! BIG hugs! <3
draco rated for Email Swap - 25 Favourite Books on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: thank you. i'll have to check some of them out
Response: You are welcome. :)
CassandraP rated for Washi Tape Enthusiest Unite! #4 on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute washi! I especially like the purple one with flowers:)
Response: You are very welcome! :) Thank you so much for rating, commenting and for the heart. <3
ThreadsofJoy rated for Email Swap - 25 Favourite Books on Apr 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks Mel, I totally agree with you on The Secret Garden and Where the Wild things are. I’m intrigued by the ‘lives left behind, suitcases in the attic’, I’m going to look for that one. Thanks for your thoughtful list. Best wishes Jane xx
Response: Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Jane and also for the rating and heart. :) Yes! Do check out that book... it is very interesting and is actually about an asylum not far from where I used to live. <3
mariamichelle rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #4 on Apr 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! The buttons are absolutely adorable!!
Response: I am so glad you like them! Thank you so much for the rating, comment and heart! :-)
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Welcome :)

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Nevi2018 on May 11, 2020:

Leaving Kindness 2020 - Because who doesn't need kindness in a time like now!! Right!!

I see your a Newbie so my Best Advice would be that you should go slow...don't get involved into too much...And be prompt...(Which I never am) LOL

NeronNebula on May 10, 2020:

You are loved and amazing! Thanks for being you! 🧡💛💚💙💜🖤

LiliLuv on May 10, 2020:

You are wonderful and your are worthy! Take good care of yourself! ♡ ♡ ♡

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