Swap-bot Time: June 13, 2024 4:32 am


Date Joined: January 22, 2021
Last Online: June 12, 2024

Country: United States

About Me


Hello hello!

I live in a small coastal city in Washington state, USA. It’s a beautiful place and I love, love, love living here! Lots of snow-capped mountains with ginormous trees, spectacular waterfalls, and endless hiking trails. Salt water, lakes, rivers, it's all here. Being a person who loves to be outdoors, this is the perfect place for me! Evening waterfront strolls and chronically gorgeous sunsets are icing on the cake.

I love postcards! ALL postcards will be appreciated and enjoyed. The message is the part I enjoy most. The longer the better!

If you make homemade postcards, I would LOVE to have one! These make my heart sing!

I'm a paper addict. I love to look at it, touch it, smell it; you get the idea. All things paper thrill me! I recently discovered the world of gel press plates, and it's downright addicting! Right now I'm hooked on ATCs. I'm also into altered playing cards and handmade postcards. There are so many fun ways to decorate them! Mine sometimes include interesting and colorful postage stamps that were on mail I've received.

I enjoy swapping individual playing cards. In most swap groups the purpose is to build Franken-decks, where each of the 52 cards is from a different deck. But my purpose is to use them in collages, and to make altered playing cards for swapping. I especially like shaped and mini playing cards, ones that have a picture on the # side, and unusual jokers. I'm amazed at how many different kinds of playing cards are out there!

One of my favorite things to do is dragon boating. My team participated in two festivals last summer; it was my first time racing, and I loved it! We practice year round 3x a week rain or shine, dark or daylight. Dark starry nights are especially magical! My dream is to be out on the water on a snowy night, when the snowflakes are big and chunky. It doesn't snow very much here. But it COULD happen!

I enjoy reading, a lot! It's a great way to go someplace without leaving the house. I mostly read historical fiction. I also like non-fiction war stories, memoirs, and all things maritime. Occasionally a good psychological thriller finds its way into my library bag.

I play the ukulele. Jugband songs from the 1920-1930s, and bluegrass tunes are my favorites to play. I also play piano. Classical music (especially sonatinas & waltzes), and broadway show tunes are my favorites. I can have the most stressful day ever, and if I sit down at the piano and play a classical piece for even just five minutes, all the negative energy vanishes instantly. I can literally feel it flowing out of my body. I close my eyes and I smile big.

I've loved writing letters ever since I was a kid, and I've always had lots of penpals. For anybody who's old enough to remember the personal ads in the back of magazines, that's where I found my first pen pals! In the last couple of years I've acquired pen pals in various assisted living facilities, and it's a real hoot getting to know them through letters. They are rich with life experiences, and have a lot to share.


Please don’t feel you must include extras with your swap to earn a heart. My ratings and hearts are given based on the swap itself, not on extras. The creativity and originality you put into your art is enough to earn a heart! I have such a stockpile of art supplies, and I really don't need any extras.


I strongly dislike glitter, unless it's sealed.

If you made it this far, thanks for reading my profile!

Updated 1/8/24


24Donna rated for Coloring In ATC on Jun 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you love the way you colored the fish way cool looking! Also thank you for the extras! Congratulations on becoming a grandma, nothing sweeter! Have fun making all the fun things for your precious grand baby! Blessings
HelenG6 rated for PCS: 10s - All Suits on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your nice sea world theme. The cards are beautiful! I appreciate the stamps used.
Meeshywii rated for Any PC Hello #11 USA on Jun 9, 2024
Comment: Thanks so much for the resend! Very nice and I do love stamps! Also love the cut-outs you sent! I collected cow things back in the 1990's and had an advertisement from an old magazine of Elsie-remember her well! The card you set all this in is really nice too-Thanks for sharing! Hope you are feeling well-Take care!
Boomerang rated for CPG-N Doodle Art ATC - Global on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for your ATC. I love the color, the drawing, and how you coordinated everything (even the envelope decoration!). Congratulations on (almost) being a great-grandma! The baby's name is beautiful, and I'm sure the crochet blanket you're making will be amazing and well-loved. Hugs!
Response: You're very welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it!
Allegrae rated for ATC Bag #142 (USA) on Jun 4, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the great bag! Will send it on its way!
Boomerang rated for Neurographic Art PC #4 on Jun 3, 2024
Comment: What an amazing postcard you made. I love the purple background (my favorite color!) and how you "collaged" it and even decorated the back. Thank you so much for the extra postcard too!
Response: I'm glad you liked it! That was a fun one to make.
carterj rated for USATC: "B" is for BUTTON on Jun 2, 2024
Comment: I love the the ATC with the buttons you made as well as the card with the octopus.I am so happy that you chose to pass it on! Your place sounds lovely! I love the water!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything!
grannysimpson rated for PCS: 9s - All Suits on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: the postcard by the local artist is awesome
RiverTopanga rated for AATC: CABBAGE ROSE POSTCARD on May 30, 2024
Comment: Lyndy! You really had a huge piece of Celery for this! Such a beautiful pc and rises. I like how you cut out some of the spaces between "petals". The lace in the corner is very pretty, too. Nice sewing job. I always joke that I can't sew a straight line to save my life...love the whole Cabbage Rose pc. Did you sre any Orca? When my son and I visited my brother in Alaska about 20 years ago, we went on a cruise out of the hatbor.harbor.. saw a lot of Orca. The tour guide said it was like Orca soup! Usually a lot of different whales, not just Orca. It was a great cruise. What do you take for training courses? Sounds fascinating! Thank you for the beautifully crafted PC. Hope you'll join some more swaps. πŸ˜€
Allegrae rated for ATC Bag #141 (USA) on May 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the bag, and apologies for the late rating!
Response: No worries, I'm glad it arrived.
kssunlover1947 rated for Lots of Mail: Playing Cards 7 on May 26, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great cards, Pretty pocket folder, and the Caribbean PC. Also for you note I would love to do another cruise but who knows what will happen in the future. Also for telling me about the Seattle Space Needle. I was in High school when it was built and I remember hearing about it then.
Response: Cool! It would have been fun to see it being built. I didn't live here then.
AJ73 rated for PCS: 5s - All suits on May 25, 2024
Comment: πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œA really big thank you for the 5's playing cards, the fantastic card you made and the Elephant postcard. The presentation of your Happy Mail is EXCELLENT! I'm putting the card you made on my bulletin board and later it will go into the journal I'm working on right now. I love this swap with you. πŸŒΉπŸ’Œ
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the heart!
papercraft70 rated for CR: Ocean Inspired Mail Art on May 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the ATC and the handmade card. Both are beautifully done. I like it!
Comment: Thank you, and congrats on getting to be a great grandma!
Comment: Thank you for the card. It's so pretty.
grannysimpson rated for PCS: 6s - All Suits on May 23, 2024
Comment: Got the resent swap today. I also like using old calendars to make envelopes
grannysimpson rated for PCS: 8s - All Suits on May 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you and I agree with you the Old Capital Building looks better
Comment: Thanks so much for your postcard! I absolutely love the cake recipe design! I love to experiment with desserts and will definitely be giving the Vienna cake a try! So jealous you got to visit the Jersey Shore!
RiverTopanga rated for AATC: EASIEST CABBAGE ROSE EVER on May 20, 2024
Comment: Lyndy... thank you for joining this swap. It pleases me to know you enjoyed it so much! I love your atc creation! I won't be able to fit it in my book of atcs though :-( Will have to put in the back pocket of the book. Thank you for such a creative atc. I hope you will use this technique again. Enjoy!
Response: I was so happy when your swap description said it was ok for the rose to overhang the card, and be artsy. I love to do that, but most people don't like it. When I receive them I roll a piece of tape and put it on the back, and stick it on the outside of the center spot of the pocket page in my notebook. I'm so glad you like it! The cabbage rose postcard is in the mail on it's way to you now.

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wolfeagle on Feb 29, 2024:


Thank you so much for the lovely postcard for the AMA: USA Mystery supply swap.

BlueberryLady on Jan 13, 2024:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group! Check out the Swap that has 1 more day to sign up... I sent Message out too. Jean

Sonya on Oct 3, 2023:

Hi Lyndy - I received BOTH of your pretty ATCs for the Mystery Supply 10/23 swap. The nest is adorable! I'll photograph all of them once received and send an email to all participants. Thanks.

MuggleMom on Sep 25, 2023:

So happy to see you in the Purple Craze group!



ladydy5 on Sep 2, 2023:

I am so jealous of where you live and thank you for joining in the envelope swap. Your home discription reminds me of Tennessee this season starting soon And I’m in Florida instead. Ah well just another journey in life. πŸ˜‰

BlueberryLady on Aug 31, 2023:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group ! Hope you will join in a Swap or even Host one... Have a Great Week. Jean

Rainydancer on Aug 12, 2023:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

debbiespoms on Sep 7, 2022:

Hi Lyndy and welcome to Postcard Scavenger Hunt group ! Thanks so much for joining and having an interest in our group. I hope you will have fun.

Karen07 on May 2, 2022:

Hi Lyndy! Received your letter on waffle cone paper and I swear I could taste a coconut cream waffle cone! No calories either! Sorry that you wrote the letter by mistake but sure did enjoy it! Thanks for sending it along

darkandstormy on Mar 16, 2021:

Hi Lyndy I received your postcard for the first and last line #30 Thanks so much- I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the book postcard- just perfect!!!! :-) :-) :-) Cheers Charis (darkandstormy)

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