Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2019 10:08 am


Date Joined: September 8, 2018
Last Online: September 21, 2019

Country: United States

About Me

Woot! I hit my first year anniversary with Swap-bot! I finished 745 swaps and maintained a 5.0! Perhaps by Sep 8, 2020 I will have 1500 done. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and guided me this newbie on her swap journey!


I am a 46yr old mom of two boys and I have been married 23 years now to a wonderful man who puts up with my crafting. My sons both have ASD. One is 18 and just graduated High School. The other is 10 and in 5th grade. Recently, June 2019, my hubby and I went to Reno, NV. We had a fabulous time.

I have been learning how to bind books. I love butterflies and woodland animals such as foxes and deer. I enjoy Pusheen, Grumpy Cat and Disney.

I have a rare name and so I don't usually see it on key chains etc. So I am very happy when I see my first name in pretty script or fonts on cards, letters and PCs.

I do like mythical creatures as well dragons being my favorite.

My family and I do celebrate secular holidays.

Please message me if a swap is late or gone missing. I only mark sent when I hand the physical letter or package to the postman or I drop it off myself at the inside post office mail slot.


Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are filling my own personal journals with fun things, writing to pen pals, and counted cross stitch.

I have made my own journal from scratch including tea staining the paper, binding the book, making signatures and stitching them in. I am currently slowing down on swaps while I make a few of more.

I love to practice my handwriting. I think it is an important skill to keep working on. I hope to learn Brush calligraphy.

I am learning a lot from Swap-bot about the various types of different crafts. It is quite a bit of fun. YouTube and Pinterest make it so much easier to find out how make items. I have to say thank you to all the DIYers out there that load up videos and pictures.

Favorite Music, TV & Books

I prefer listening to pop and rock music. Recently I have been into K-pop bands (G)idle and Blackpink I have enjoyed listening to all kinds of music though including jazz, classical and cultural.

I prefer watching DIY on YouTube. I have been learning more about paper crafting and brush lettering lately.

I have actually never had a favorite book. Quite a bit of this has to do with my terrible reading comprehension so I tend to restart books over and over. It was easier as a teen since I could spend all day reading and wasn't interrupted but these days interruptions are commonplace so I lose the thoughts of the story mentally quickly. I did enjoy the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by J. R. Ward

Small Things I Enjoy

I love stickers, except puffy. I subscribe to Stickii and buy all three packs. They are awesome stickers that are non kiddie, non alpha, great for planners. Check them out at this Stickii Link

I like I needed another reason to love Stickii?! They came out with awesome, sophisticated storage! Whaaat?! Check out this Stickii Storage


I love ephemera, such as pretty vintage playing cards or die cuts to craft with.

I like to journal and collect fun stuff to put in it. My journals are quite poofy.

I have started collecting vintage playing cards. I really like the animal or floral ones best.

I do like postage stamps but I am not a big collector. Pretty used ones often go in my journal.

I do enjoy stamped images that I can color in and add to my journals.

I do like Kawaii stationery but I am not picky about it. So if you are in a Kawaii swap that is particular don't worry about what you send to me. I am okay with receiving Diaso, American Kawaii, and cheap Sanrio.

I love butterflies.


Disney characters, especially Minnie and Mickey. Oh and Stitch.

Postcards - I prefer written on and sent in an envelope only because I put many in my journals. Often times the postal machines scratch or rub off right in the middle of the cute kitty's face or whatever is the best part of the post card is covered in some odd ink. I try to fussy cut and salvage what I can but sadly some I just cannot fix. I will not down rate for a PC sent naked of course because many swaps require this. Just if your hoping your PC might go in a journal, you may want to send it in an envelope.


Had a bad day, week, month? Running low on note cards, stationery but want to keep swapping? Message me if you would like a RAK (Random Act of Kindness) and I will see what can be done.


Deco Book Info

I enjoy working on deco books. I don't mind occasional homers to international destinations especially if you double check the return address.

Some of you may end up finding in your deco book work that has been done by Baba my mother who is a watercolor artist. She does the work but has me attach it to the book and mark the information for her. It will be signed pfa or P. Anderson instead of her nickname Baba. She loves looking at the deco books and I do encourage her to work on a page because that does help them move them along faster also her work is exceptional.

I use the following picture of her work in my swaps.


Looking For A Collector

I am currently looking for a collector of finished Deco Books, Magpie and Junk Journals. Someone who might take finished ones that no longer have a home. If this might be you, please message me here at swap-bot.

No Thank you, please

Please as a side note, I do not wish to receive anything religious. I am not religious but respect all religions and the people who practice them.

Sadly, candy treats I cannot have. I am on a special diet from my physician.

Please no clothing or house hold items.

I really don't care for glitter.
Please Note: A tiny amount well stuck to the paper such as on a card or sticker is fine.

I don't care for confetti or sequins.

I personally don't use temporary tattoos so they just get passed along.

I personally don't use puffy stickers as they are don't match my aesthetic for journals and so I just pass them along.

I personally don't use classroom reward stickers but I do pass them along to a few teachers that love them.

The End

Grumpy Cat aka Tardar Sauce 2012 - 2019 RIP


Lazydaisy0104 rated for Postcard Purge USA # 3 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Super cute post cards thank you! 😊😁
sfcorrespondence rated for Postcard Purge USA # 3 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Hi Selene, I think you got the swap wrong unfortunately, it is supposed to be a stamped and written on postcard, and you sent me five blank postcards! Which is totally fine, at least your intentions were to fulfill the swap so I’m giving you a 5 but just letting you know for the rest of your four other partners!! Haha 😆 hope this note finds you well! Thanks so much!
Response: Yikes...I think I did that for everyone. Thank you for understanding. I am going to resend to everyone. I will get it out on the last day but at least the swap won't be late! Thank you for letting me know. <3
Jenicat rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card swap #2 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and beautiful stickers! 🎃
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart and pumpkin!
Comment: Wow! Thank you for the beautiful journal! I love it and how you used your Swap items. It was bound together so nicely too. Thank you for thoroughly making my day. All the flowers really make me smile! 💜
Response: That makes my day hearing how much you enjoyed the journal. I work very hard on them and just love to incorporate as much from my swaps as I can. Thank you for the hearts and wonderful complement.
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome letter and all the enclosures!
Response: My pleasure! Thank you for the heart.
camelsamba rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #77 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: great joke [my catch phrase in high school (and thus a nickname with some friends), eons ago, was "awesome possum"], great postage, great postcard - thanks!
Response: Hehe, I am glad you liked it. Thank you for the heart <3
Zefaniya rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #9 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
Response: My pleasure!
squince rated for NYUP More Than One Stamp PC #4 USA on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Jetoy card!
Response: I thought you might really like that one :)
Comment: Thanks for the elephant card!
Response: My pleasure :) Thank you for the heart!
neea1989 rated for QUICK 4 Postcards Swap #5 on Sep 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! The squirrels are indeed super cute. ❤️🐿
Response: I am so happy you liked them! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart!
Comment: where is your stationary from? so cute! loved the letter & stickers. thank you so much!
Response: That stationery was from Michael's two years ago. I have yet to see them bring anything like it back. These days I suggest picking up a subscription from LaPapierre.com or checking out their Etsy store. Great matching stationery for good price.
Comment: As always, cute card, great extras! Thank you!
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Loved the joke! The card looks so cute and i've never seen stickers this pretty!! Thank you so much!
Response: Thank you for the heart. I need to order more of those stickers. They are quite the hit for tuck ins!
MissPaula rated for NYUP USA Only #53 on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: I like the finish on the peacock butterfly card. I don't know why people dislike zazzle. I like all the zazzle I have bought and received! Thanks!
Response: I agree, I am not sure why some dislike zazzle. Maybe they don't think its authentic? /shrug
debbiespoms rated for NYUP USA Only #53 on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you ! Loved the egg joke, lol !
Response: Yep, it is a real yoker!
Comment: Hello, thanks for your postcard & awesome stamps! :)
Response: My pleasure! I love those vintage stamps too!
Nnd482 rated for Happy Little Notecards #92 on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: My pleasure. Thank you for the heart.
Kathy821 rated for CPG QUICKIE: Touristy PC - US only on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Love the card. Thanks so much. Sadly, I lost it rofl. Mason tried hard to talk me out of it, but the stamps were awesome. I'll share hehe.
Response: Hehe yea that is a fun looking car :) If you get a chance to go to that museum, I bet Mason would really enjoy it.
denisedecker58 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 102! on Sep 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: My pleasure!

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christy102194 on Sep 8, 2019:

Fall greetings! ^^

LunaCass on Aug 28, 2019:

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I just received an abundance of pens from you, I love them!!! So cool how some of them are erasable pens! Thank you very much, it made my day receiving all of them. :D

Fieke on Aug 22, 2019:

Thank you so much for your nice handmade birthday card !

earthnk on Aug 17, 2019:

Selene, thank you for sending my color callaboration postcard home. I really like what your did with it. The colors are stunning and really make the part you colored, pop! 🙏 for hosting fun swaps!

ButterflyLover on Aug 12, 2019:

I was wondering if you noticed!

LilysMama on Aug 8, 2019:

It was a wonderful surprise to receive a birthday card and stickers from you. Thank you ♥️

Jjean on Aug 8, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday card and the lovely stickers. Such a wonderful surprise. :)

pinklilly on Aug 7, 2019:

Dear Selene, thank you so much for the beautiful birthday card and the really cute watercolor stickers!!! I really appreciate you thinking of me!!!

shellbede on Aug 5, 2019:

All the decos you sent me arrived today and they are going to be so much fun. Thanks!

bluehairedmary on Jul 26, 2019:

Thank you for the birthday wishes RAK for the WIYM group! The stickers and card are just lovely! Thank you for being so thoughtful!

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