Swap-bot Time: April 18, 2019 5:31 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2017
Last Online: April 18, 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!

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 favories

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)


CaseyErin rated for EP April Happy Mail on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: What a lovely swap. Everything was so nice from the envelope, card and all the wonderful tuck ins. This was a very thoughtful swap and I thank you for sending! WV isn't hot like TX. We'll get 90 temps in July and August. Right now is perfect--low 70's and the leaves are finally back on the trees. I'm surrounded 360 degrees by mountains and it's heaven when they are green again. Happy swapping to you, Juniebird!
SeleneW rated for PA - Welcome to Spring! on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: I love the hand painted spring PC and envie! Such vibrant colors and so happy! Thank you so much!
Comment: You'll be knee deep in baseball season soon!
luisaturbino rated for First & Last Lines No. 10 on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Hi Lisa, thank you so much for the lovely postcard! I am definitely dying to know what were the three things she remembered, so I guess I'll have to add this book on my reading list! <3
MarHelene rated for Not my State on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the card, love it!
Dorkydactyl rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #4 on Apr 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm so excited about this set of flavors you sent me, and especially excited about the vanilla Macaron!
StwbyQT rated for Naomi’s quick tea swap #4 on Apr 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea and extra goodies. I love everything! By the way, I liked the way the envelope turned out!
paperboats9 rated for WOMAN art PC March on Apr 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard you picked. I enjoyed reading about your life and I hope you can enjoy spring with your family :) xx
Comment: i love the postcard you made, and the technique you used. the back is so cute too! thank you!
Comment: I adore this postcard! The trees look awesome! Have a beautiful day!💗👍🙂
LahDeeDah rated for OMAE: The Word Is . . . ODD on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the odd postcard. Very cool!
susieq11 rated for I Spy Something With R R3 on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Love this drawing, thank you! Rabbits and hares are different species but in the same family! Both totally cute! Thank you so much for this postcard and for joining the swap! : )
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard of Houston!
Zefaniya rated for EP Washi Tape Swap on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: I thought your card was a professionally printer envelope when I first saw it. It is gorgeous! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you for taking the time to make a postcard, I like it a lot!
MsMarvel rated for What's the Weather Like? on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: wow! 70s sound so nice!! :D Thank you for the pretty card!!
Comment: Received the traveling PC and will forward it on so it can continue its journey home. Thank you so much for saving your stamps even though you don't collect them, and sending them to people who do collect them, and know how much I appreciate them. I also love the note you sent, it put a smile on my face tonight. Have a great day and happy swapping.
jclark886 rated for Mail Art + fun surprise on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelope! You did a great job!!!
Bhindblueeyes rated for Dog PC on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC! I was absolutely fascinated by the history blurb on the back!

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stephiedee on Apr 8, 2019:

Thank you for the great pc for the handmade tag in OMAE!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


Prpldy on May 23, 2018:

Thank you so very much for the Tag: 2 PC in an envelope. Love them both!

ReadMoreBooks33 on May 13, 2018:

KSENiA on Feb 3, 2018:

Thank you for sending my street art postcard back to me.

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:



wombatlady on Dec 4, 2017:

Got my postcard back today! Thanks so much. :-)

LoveThis on Nov 13, 2017:

i received my card today (week 6), thankyou very very mjuch :)

wombatlady on Nov 7, 2017:

Glad the PC arrived safely! The King Must Die is one of the Renaults I've read before, but I barely remember it, so I might as well reread next time I'm in a historical fiction mood!

myancey on Oct 25, 2017:

Hey hun. Thank you so much for the unassigned pc for pc roulette. Glad u enjoyed it , it's always been one of my faves. Have a great day!

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