Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2020 12:41 pm


Date Joined: January 23, 2015
Last Online: April 5, 2019
Birthday: March 27
Country: United States
Swap Swamp USA - Postcard Group

Ch'ee-la! (Hello)

Shyla waa ‘vm-nvsh-shi. (My name is Shyla)

Daa-‘ee-la ha~? (How are you?)

Xwii-day shvm. (Everything is good.)

A little about Me:

I grew up on the Oregon coast and I have lived here all of my life. I am what you call "coastal-ized" ...sideways rain & temperamental weather are the norm here. I am a proud Native American mother of two stubborn, but amazing children. I have a weird sense of humor that not everyone always understands. I am an introvert and I find my zen by getting lost in a good book.

What I enjoy:

I have collected postcards off and on for three decades. I found Postcrossing.com 6 years ago and I renewed my love of the hobby. I am in several Postcard groups on Facebook. I co-founded a Postcard swap group as well. I have made some great friends along the way, and I hope to make many more.

Besides collecting/trading postcards, I have a great love of photography. I am constantly taking photographs.

I also enjoy scrapbooking. I have more paper than I know what to do with. I like to make and decorate my own envelopes. I am not skillfully creative, but I have fun doing it.

I am an avid reader, post-apocalyptic has been my go to lately. I am currently making my first attempt at penning my own novel. It may not ever see the light of day, but I'm having a great time writing it.

I love to travel and see new places. I have not been able to venture outside of Oregon often, so I hope to travel more someday.

I love the outdoors. I would rather be camping than in the city - my family goes camping several times during the summer. There's nothing better than sitting out underneath the stars far away from the city lights.


I love washi tape, decorative tape, stickers, die-cuts, colorful paper/envelopes and other craft items. I enjoy interesting stamps and postmarks. I love to receive envelopes and cards that are decorated.

My favorite colors are black & pink. I also have a fondness for zebra stripes. ;)

Postcards & items I am not fond of:

*Ad/Free postcards

*Postcards that are blank on the front

*Poorly made homemade cards/postcards

*Postcards that are written to someone else

*Anything Religious or Political. (everyone has their own beliefs/opinions)


*Items that smell of cigarette smoke, perfume, cologne, or other strong odors.

Postcards of interest:

Collections I am currently working on:

*Native American/American Indian/Alaska Natives

*Poster Style-Lantern Press (Genuine), Anderson Design Group, etc.

*National Parks/National Monuments (Prefer name on front of card)

*State Map Cards

*Map cards in general


*Route 66

*The Walking Dead/Zombies

*Ghost Towns

*Cemeteries/Head Stones/Mausoleums /Memorials/etc. (Tasteful)

*LARGE LETTER/Greetings From...

*Oregon Trail

*Trails in general





*Covered Bridges

*Light Houses

*Animals: Bears (Black/Brown/Grizzlies), Zebras, Eagles, Wolves, Elk, Deer, Coyote, & Baby animals

*Odd shaped/Die-cut

*State Capitols




*Glittery cards

*Ice Hockey

*Harry Potter


*Paper Dolls


*Did you know?

*Anything touristy

Swap Swamp USA-Postcard Group

I am an admin for this group of 100+ mostly Postcrossing and Swap-Bot participants on Facebook. We exchange all kinds of postcards with people from all over the United States. Chat about postcards, your collection, and postcard hunting.

Members may randomly send postcards to other members, offer postcards on the group wall, play postcard tag, and participate in organized group swaps. The Golden Rule – mail a postcard in return, if someone sends you one. USA addresses only.


Favorite TV Shows/Movies:

My all time favorite show is The Walking Dead. I also enjoy Saving Hope, and Criminal Minds.

I admittedly love Hallmark movies. At the same time I love movies like Aliens, Battleship, Avatar, Harry Potter series, Fast & Furious series, and old black and white movies.

Favorite Music:

I like it all. My love of music grew when I learned to play the Bb Clarinet, it gave me a greater appreciation of the different types of music out there.


I do not send my swaps immediately. I like to visit profiles to get to know my swap partners. I do however send by the deadline.

If you have not received my swap or have an issue with what I sent, PLEASE contact me before leaving a negative rating. I will offer the same courtesy before leaving anyone a negative rating.

I try and rate partners immediately upon receipt of swaps. I hope you will do the same for me.

Hvm'-chi' (Goodbye)

Thank you for visiting my page. I look forward to swapping with you. :)


Comment: Dear Shyla, Thank you so much for the LP cards! I especially love the Santa Fe postcard :-) I hope you had a great Thanksgiving break and Happy Holidays! --Jess
Comment: Thank you so much, Shyla!
Comment: Sorry for the delay! I love the card! I also love a lighthouse with an interesting history! lighthouses have always been something that has caught my eye! thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! 😊
phenley rated for 5 Lantern Press PC's in envelope on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you . Sorry for the late rating.
Response: You’re welcome! 😊
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcards. I spent some time in Bend OR so I am very fond of the state and will gladly add these to my collection.
Response: You're welcome! :)
Marcie24 rated for 5 Lantern Press PC's in envelope on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: I love all of the postcards. I'm so glad I was matched with someone on the west coast since I never are any of these cards. I hope you got good ones too.
Response: You're welcome! I did receive some good ones from my partners that I did not already have, and I have a good sized collection. :)
austen777 rated for Profile comment on Oct 22, 2017
Response: :)
peipeicl rated for Lantern Press Postcard Swap on Oct 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great Lantern Press postcard! It is a great addition to my collection.
Response: You’re welcome! 😊
VASaint rated for Lantern Press Postcard Swap on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the LP card! ♡ sand dollars, and haven't seen this design before 😊 thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Thank you for the Oregon cards! All new great choices.
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Thanks, Shyla!
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: Ch'ee-la to you too! Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! 😊
CHOWEFACE rated for Lantern Press Postcard Swap on Oct 25, 2016
Comment: thank you for the great card! I want to visit Alcatraz too!
Response: You're welcome! 😊
Briarstitch84 rated for Lantern Press Postcard Swap on Oct 22, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I used to go to pier 39 as a kid :)
Response: You're welcome! 😊
Comment: Loved the card, thanks so much.
Response: You're welcome!
SilverD rated for Scavenger Hunt - 10 postcards on Oct 9, 2016
Comment: Thank you, Shyla.
Response: You're welcome! :)
jellyqueen rated for Send them Your Post Cards on Oct 4, 2016
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome! :)
jules4534 rated for 5 Tourist PC's blank in envelope on Oct 4, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much Shyla! They are all so beautiful. The 101 card is really cool! Thanks again!
Response: You're welcome! :)

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austen777 on Oct 22, 2017:

Hi Shyla! Three things about myself: 1) I started collecting postcards when I read in "Archie" comics that Dilton Doiley collected postcards:) 2) I love collecting maximum cards but it is pretty difficult to find people who like to swap this type of cards. 3) I don't really watch TV but the last TV show I religiously followed was "Downton Abbey" :)

kawaii on Feb 5, 2016:

I'm reading your profile! :P ❤➴❤ Daryl

hangingonahoneymoon on Feb 4, 2016:

Welcome to Swap-bot!

Bhindblueeyes on Jan 29, 2016:

Welcome to swap-bot, fellow swamper! (:

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