Swap-bot Time: October 18, 2019 9:10 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2017
Last Online: October 17, 2019
Birthday: June 30, 1959
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm the mother of five grown children, with two still living at home; and the grandmother of four. We are a close family and enjoy movies, TV, museums, family game nights, and just hanging out together.

I work in an office with a long commute. I love my job (international logistics) but it can be stressful. Crafting and creating helps me stay sane!

6-4-2019 I'll be cutting waaaay back on my Swap-bot activities for a while... Summer is my busy season at work and this year I am also expecting out-of-town company (my daughter and her family - yay!). I'll be checking in but not swapping much until Fall.

12-15-2018 My dad is doing much better! I'm still stopping by his place every day to do some things for him but I am back to staying at my own house. Thankfully, things are getting back to normal.

11-15-2018 PLEASE NOTE - My dad is in the hospital and I am staying with him and taking care of my mom. I don't expect to be late with any outgoing swaps but I may get a little behind on rating. I will get caught up as soon as I can. Thank you for understanding.

6-9-2018 It's that time of year again... Summer is the busiest season in my business and I usually end up working a lot of hours. Time for me to cut back on my swaps for a bit.

12-29-2017 I'm back from vacation and things are starting to get back to normal. It was pretty hectic there for a while... If I haven't rated you for something please check with me. I've been trying hard to stay on top of the incoming mail but something may have slipped through the cracks. I hope everyone had a happy holiday!

12-21-2017 I'll be on vacation until the 28th (I'm so excited to be visiting my daughter and her family in Virginia!) I'm caught up on my outgoing swaps but for anything coming in I won't be able to rate until the end of next week. Happy Holidays everyone!


My main interest at Swap-bot is postcards. I enjoy making and receiving handmade postcards, but I've come to enjoy the store-bought postcards nearly as much. I'm not really a collector... I just enjoy seeing pretty / arty / uplifting cards in my mailbox! I have a slight preference for receiving them naked and written on unless it's a swap for adding to my stash.

Zazzle cards (or the like) are fine with me. I've found the quality to be good on the ones I've seen, I don't really understand why some people don't like them.

Other swaps

In addition to swapping postcards I've also particpated in some simple flat envelope swaps. I think it's fun to share stickers, extra notecards, and washi samples. I can sometimes use other kinds of paper ephemera also. I'm not really picky about what I receive, if I can't use it I will usually just pass it on in the next swap.

I'm just starting to get into some tea swaps. I've been trying to cut down on my coffee drinking and so I'm drinking more tea. My favorite tea is chai but I'd love to try all kinds!

I especially love decorating the envelopes that I send stuff in and I really enjoy getting decorated envelopes in my mail box. Mail Art is the best!

Favorite Crafts

I like paper crafts mostly. Acrylic paints, brush pens and gel pens and markers (oh my!), collage, even watercolors. I have a couple of art journals that I play around in. I really enjoy making postcards and greeting cards to send to my family and friends. I try to recycle or upcycle whenever I can.


I love pretty / beautiful things - flowers and gardens of all kinds; fun patterns and prints; sunrises and sunsets; rainbows; the moon, stars, and the night sky; natural scenic wonders.

My favorite color is aqua blue or turquoise. I also like pink and red.

I like animals... especially cats and birds... especially owls! Other favorite animals are woodland creatures (foxes, deer, rabbits, etc.) songbirds (chickadees, cardinals, wrens), frogs, lizards, and garden insects.

Some other things I enjoy: Baseball (big Astros fan here!); Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang or other sweet-natured comics; Chococat and Keroppi (Sanrio); Spring and Fall; Christmas; Ancient / Classical Greece; Wine, Margaritas, Craft Beers; Mexican Food; Street Art; Coffee and quaint coffee shops; Books, especially sci-fi and fantasy, Monty Python, MST3K, geocaching.

Other favorites

Books / authors - JRR Tolkien; Mary Renault; Rosemary Sutcliff; Steven Brust; Dave Duncan; Ann Leckie; Dave Hutchinson (my tastes run to sci-fi / fantasy)

Movies / TV - Star Wars; Star Trek; Back to the Future; Ghostbusters; White Christmas; Indiana Jones; Guardians of the Galaxy; My Neighbor Totoro; Fantastic Mr. Fox; Princess Bride; The Birdcage; The Good Place; The Big Bang Theory; Brooklyn Nine Nine; (I seem to prefer action / adventure / funny / nerdy stuff!)

Music - Radiohead; Muse; Metric; The Dear Hunter; Panic at the Disco; Mother Mother; Amanda Palmer; Beach House; AFI; Keane; The Killers (mostly Alternative)


BMitchell1978 rated for Christmas Cards in September on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card
Froggy2974 rated for Tea for Thee # 17 on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful teas and the beautifully decorated envelope.
Comment: Thank you so much...so sorry I hit wrong button. Everything was great. Thanks for letting me know.
Zefaniya rated for CPG: Prompt PC #2 - US Only on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing & the cute postcard.
Poeprincess rated for CPG Collage PC #2 - US Only on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Superific! Thank you for the collage PC. Great composition.
Comment: Thank you for the resend!!
Response: I'm glad this one made it!
CHOWEFACE rated for Christmas Cards in September on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: thank you!
Comment: I love that dog! Thank you!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flowered postcard! I agree, the colors are beautiful! I too love the rain! Have a great evening!
Comment: Thanks for the cute fall drawing :D
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous postcard! I'm SO excited for the 4th (and final, boo!) season of the Good Place. I also see you enjoy Brooklyn 99, I'm super excited for that show to return too!
Comment: Thanks! I will send this on in round # 93! thanks for the home made envie! it brightened my mailbox! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas. Can't wait to the the blackberry one.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for WIYM: Military Themed PC Swap on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: Fantastic card!! :) Love it! We have the Battleship NJ here and my family and I LOVE to go there. Never gets old seeing it and touring it! Thank you SO MUCH! Love this! It's my 1st Battleship Texas PC!! xx Gabi
Response: I'm so happy you like it, I thought it was a super cool card too and it makes me happy to know it went to someone who appreciates it! Happy swapping!
diesel101 rated for First and last lines No.13 on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I really want to visit Mexico!!
tcornell rated for EP: Show off your washi tape on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Hello all the way to Pearland LOL Your envie did turn out cute! Thank you for the samples also, everything arrived intact!
Swan rated for WIYM: Bird Postcard ( International) on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the flamingos!
armadillogal rated for CPG - Prompt PC #1 - US Only on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
loveretro rated for Tea Tuesday #2 on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the teas you send in beautiful decorated envelope with lovely stamps . Can't wait to try the vanilla bean macaron tea. Did you already try the English Breakfast ? it is one of my favourites ! Have a nice weekend ! Monique

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Soph on Oct 10, 2019:

Your owl card from the OMAE Handmade Postcard Tag is simply wonderful. Thank you so much!

kiddomerriweather on Sep 18, 2019:

Thank you for the OMAE PC Plus tag. I was so thrilled to get it in the mail today. The box you used is so colorful and fun! I love the witch and faux stamp you drew. It was such a great PC to receive!

Artstamper on Aug 13, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful OMAE Handmade PC. It's very creatine and I like it a lot! I especially love getting a little sparkle in the mail.

goosey on Aug 7, 2019:

many thanks for the wonderful omae paper bomb and super fun envie! esp the darling fish on the back!

CurlyTea on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

weatherwax on Jun 19, 2019:

Wohoo :) Thank you so much for a fabulous and cheerful envelope!! I just love e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g. I will use nearly all of it. Paddington I have to hoard though :)

Thanks a lot (OMAE Paper Bomb Tag)!

susieq11 on May 27, 2019:

Thank you very much for the PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! They are both great and I love your mail art!!! xxxx

bigmamabird on May 10, 2019:

Your cheerful OMAE Handmade PC arrived last night! I so love the bright colors and hand painted flowers... The texture of layered papers and visible brush strokes makes me happy too! Many thanks for making this for me!

Hell0Z0mbie on May 7, 2019:

Thanks so much for the awesome ATC and book from the OMAE April WTA. I really love the ATC, it's super cute.

stephiedee on May 1, 2019:

Thank you for the very awesome OMAE Paper Bomb! I like every single paper and know they'll get used. β­οΈπŸ€“πŸ‘

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