Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2020 11:03 pm


Date Joined: July 23, 2011
Last Online: October 19, 2020
Birthday: February 18
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm 58 years old, married for 29 years and still madly in love with my honey. We have two grown daughters, 2 grandsons, and 1 dog (Benny).

I always rate and I always send. If you don't receive something from me, please let me know and I can resend. I will do the same as this is a courtesy we all prefer.

I'm originally from North Dakota. I've lived in Minnesota for over 30 years. We still have friends and relatives there and visit them when we can.

I'm fascinated with junk and art journals. Love to see them and have just started making my own. I'm also making Zines and ATCs and love to see what others make.

My hobbies:

Reading, books, visiting bookstores, reading about books, libraries, museums. I love most things books and mail related (authors, stamps, bookstores, libraries, etc). I also enjoy doing genealogy, scrapbooking, rubber stamping and making ATCs, cards, booklets, junk journals.

I love to travel and collect postcards wherever I go. I usually will do a postcard travel journal after I return home.

I love mail, writing letters, fun/unique stamps, Steampunk, mail art, whales, castles, nature walks, Moomin, doodling, pens, typewriters, owls, new notebooks/journals. Paper & ephemera. Love old Library Cards from books. I also love small/miniature envelopes and folders for crafting.

Games: Scrabble, Pinochle, Bookworm, Cribbage, Darts, 500, Solitaire, RummiKub.

Love to visit museums. planetariums, bookstores and libraries at home and when I travel.


England, Cottages, Ocean/Waves, Octopus, Owls, Winnie the Pooh, Whales, Antarctica, Edward Gorey, Steampunk, Explorers, Futurist, Astronomy/Hubble/Space, Underwater.

Favorite Books

So many but I will list some that come to mind:

The Dutch House, Station Eleven, The One & Only Ivan, All the Light We Cannot See, Night Circus, The Buried Giant, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, Less: A Novel, Kafka on the Shore, Green Mile, Gone with the Wind, To Kill a Mockingbird, American Gods, The Stand, Hobbit

Favorite Music

Airborne Toxic Event, Sara Bareilles, Ronnie Milsap, Film Scores- Harry Potter, LOTR, Stardust, Star Trek. On Pandora I listen to the 3 DogNight Channel - which is Neil Diamond, Cher, Tony Orlando & Dawn, the Carpenters, the Archies.

Favorite Television

The Detectorists, Dr Who (2018), NCIS, Big Bang Theory, Star Trek Next Generation, Frasier, Cosmos, Elementary, The Middle, Barney Miller, Murder, She Wrote, Vera.

Favorite Movies

Jaws, Jumanji (2017), Stardust, How to Frame a Figg, The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, Hello Down There, LOTR, Star Trek, Finding Nemo, My Neighbor Totoro, Howl's Moving Castle, Final Countdown, Wreck of the Mary Deare, Ghost & Mrs Muir


I prefer to receive postcards naked and stamped,especially with fun stamps (large, colorful, different, multiple, etc)

England, Cottages, Ocean/Waves, Underwater, Octopus, Seahorse, Owls, Beautiful parks, Winnie the Pooh, Whales, Antarctica, Siberia, Edward Gorey, Steampunk, Explorers, Astronomy/Hubble/Space, Museums, Planetariums, Books, Bookstores and Libraries, Typewriters (and images of typewriters).


Comment: I love the PC! Thanks so much! Where I live there's a 4 librarians throughout the city, so there's always events virtual right now or in person pre-COVID
Allylu rated for LLU: World Postcard Day on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: That is a beautiful postcard! I have heard of people sending postcards to penpals and have been doing it for years. I love sharing the little bits of life on a postcard. Happy swapping!
Comment: Thank you for all of the fun extras!
Comment: Thank you for the extra goodies! Will keep the card moving along😊❤
denisedecker58 rated for LLU: Support USPS PC Swap #1 on Oct 7, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much!
Comment: aww thank you! Such cuteness!!! These swaps are such fun! I love what you sent!! x Gabi
Carollee922 rated for LLU: Support USPS PC Swap #1 on Oct 6, 2020
Comment: great idea with the sticker. I love it!
Comment: Thanks for joining in the postcard fun & sharing an interesting upcycled collage! Both my husband and I are impressed that both pieces made it here virtually unscathed, with just that simple piece of scotch tape holding them together on top! USPS mysteries ;-)
Snailmail1772 rated for LLU: Support USPS PC Swap #1 on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pc. I never thought to do that. Do you just use sticker/label paper?
Response: Hello! I heard this idea on postcrossing.com. Someone shared they were celebrating World PC Day (Oct 1) by ordering label stickers that were 4x6, covering used PCs and mailing them out. So I ordered some 4x6 white label stickers and used those. Sometimes I put a blank piece of paper over parts of the old PC so old names/addresses didn't come through as the new writing didn't always cover them. I didn't use the ones with really cool stamps or others that I wanted to save. But I also tried to pick fun ones (not boring). Thanks for the rating!
Beaverswap rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 32 on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: It arrived yesterday. Thanks for the extra!
Xira rated for LLU: World Postcard Day on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful postcard! I love how you repurposed it and I enjoy thinking about how it made so many people happy:) The stamps are amazing and the washi too. Have a great autumn! Groetjes Barbara
CookieMomster78 rated for LLU: World Postcard Day on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing this wonderful “upcycled” postcard of a book nook! I can almost smell the old pages...lol! The washi you used on back is awesome too!!
BrunetteBunny rated for LLU: World Postcard Day on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Love the book-themed washi-- cut washi is the cutest!
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your book. :) I hadn't thought of using Cliff's Notes or Spark Notes for my own reading, but that's a great idea. I usually get the audio book and read & listen together, which helps me with pronunciation and such.
VAgardengirlgirl rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Love the upcycle, Jackie! The washi is very cool, too! THANK YOU!
Comment: Oh my I too love using canceled stamps. This atc is perfectly lovely. Thank you
Scarlett3639 rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard!
pernie123 rated for World Postcard Day on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card and note. I hope you are not in the fire area. Keep safe from the virus.
Comment: What a great assortment of stuff! Lots to like... all of it! :)
Comment: Loved seeing your pictures and reading about your bird feeding tales! Thanks!!

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myancey on Feb 22, 2020:

Happy belated bday to you and thank you so much for the roald Dahl postcard. I love him so much and this made my day. Thank you

AmericanHeiress on Feb 14, 2020:

Thanks so much for the lovely twinnie postcard!!! 💋💋

thisismeAXiD on Feb 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

pearlywhitesmile on Jan 28, 2020:

Hi, I visited your website, it's so cute. Bookmarked it for reading later today.

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 22, 2019:

Opened up my Christmas Card Advent Calendar # 5 swap and found lots of goodies inside. Thank you for the stickers, washi samples, note card and Post card. Hope you are enjoying your Holidays, Merry Christmas

justmesks on Sep 4, 2019:

Jackie, Thank you for sending Ella and Emma the state fair postcards. They both received them this week.

OrigamiGrace on Jul 4, 2019:

From Cheap Postage Group!


jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

tampatha on Mar 10, 2019:

Thank you so much for the lovely birthday card and goodies. It was so unexpected and very nice of you.

Tammy (tampatha)

sweetgypsy on Feb 26, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Birthday Postcard! It was a nice surprise in my mailbox today :) WIYM Feb Bday

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