Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2018 1:08 am


Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: October 20, 2018
Birthday: April 8
Country: Mexico
Instagram: elenamazmar

About Me


Back in December 2016, I had a lot of liver issues that kept me going back and forth from the hospital. I missed and sent late some swaps so this is the reason of my poor rating. I didn't came back to Swap-bot until October 2017 and resent just not to leave my partners empty handed but was not able to reverse the poor ratings.

I always send on time and re send if needed. Please don't let these ratings mislead you. Always message me if in doubt, I usually take pics of everything before putting it in the mailbox.



My name is Elena, I'm Mexican, 30 years old and love meeting people, other countries and other cultures. I'm so excited to join Swap-bot, hope to do some amazing swaps and create great memories.

My native language is Spanish but I speak English and Portuguese as well.

I learned about this website from another site called The bucketlist and found it interesting that people wanted to do swaps as a life goal so once I read it all I knew I had to join!

I recently got engaged so everything wedding themed if a plus for me. I currently have no kids. I also have no pets; unfortunately I work long hours so it doesn't seem fair for pets to be home alone :( but I would love to adopt a dog one day.


I have 2 elephant tattoos and about 150 elephant figurines that I've been collecting for years from anywhere in the world and any material, from wood, wire, crystal, paper, fabric, etc.


(USA) I have noticed it takes around 6-8 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

(Rest of the world) I have noticed it takes around 8-10 weeks to receive mail from Mexico so please be patient.

I have no problem re sending if needed, so let me know if more than 2 months has passed and you haven't received anything.

Thank you for your patience!

Favorite Movies

The Godfather (all of them) the bucketlist, Last Vegas,Danny the dog, the shining, Psychosis, Rosemary's baby, Vertigo, and many more

Favorite Television

Saturday Night Live, The tonight show (Jimmy Fallon), How to get away with murder, Greys anatomy, Criminal Minds, Bob's burgers, Family Guy, the Simpsons, etc

Favorite Books

Great expectations (Dickens) . Banana Yoshimoto, Jose Saramago. Latin american writers (Jose Agustin, Enrique Serna, Jorge Iibarguengoitia, etc)

Likes & Dislikes


I love all fruits & vegetables with the exceptions of : Papaya and Turnip

Coming from Mexico, I love spicy food!

I have no allergies which makes me very happy since I can eat anything. I am not afraid of trying anything at all, I have eaten a lot of different things, chicken, beef, pork, rabbit, moose, all kinds of seafood (my fav is octopus), austrich, veal, lamb, snake, etc. Most people wont like it but my fav meal is beef tongue.

Food: I will take it all!.

  • I like candies (I specially love the soft chewy kind like starburst)

  • Snacks


  • Cookies

  • All kinds of tea (except chamomile)

  • Coffee

  • Anything dairy.

  • All types of spices

My favorite season is Christmas. I am a Huge Fan of ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced.

I dont have any problem with alcohol or cigarrets, actually even though I dont smoke I usually buy a pack of local smokes while traveling as a souvenir.

I am Roman Catholic so I dont mind any Christian/Catholic items yet I am not interested in switching religions :)

I LOVE: coloring, crafts, calligraphy, cooking, baking and many more things...


  • I usually like 99% of what I am sent, no matter the colors or picture. I am very flexible, I can do dark or pastels.

  • I dont mind any picture unless it is obscene or pornography.

  • Anything but ad postcards. Not a fan of them

    I am open and flexible about receiving anything you would like to send :)

  • I prefer postcards sent NAKED & STAMPED UNLESS you feel you need to protect the pc like in hand made cases, in such cases I am fine with receiving in an envelope.

I specially like:

  • Flowers

  • All Animals (but LOVE elephants, wolves, dragonflies and butterflies)

  • Literature, authors, writers, calligraphy

  • Quotes

  • Beautiful landscapes

  • Architecture in general

  • Touristy Pcs

  • Funny/Joke pcs

  • B&W photography


  • ANYTHING WITH ELEPHANTS, pandas, wolves, dragonflies and butterflies

  • Pocket letter goodies to decorate them, Embellishments, ephemera, die cuts, fabric, Rhinestone Beads, Crystal Gems, etc

  • Pocket Page Protectors (or similar) for pocketletters, (They are not sold in Mexico)

  • Bookmarks

  • Pictures,postcards,about any beautiful place on earth! TRAVELING is my passion and love to get inspiration from other people.

  • Candy!

  • ANYTHING-Pumpkin spiced

  • Chocolate

  • Tea/Coffee

  • Key chains

  • Fridge magnets

  • Pens

  • Stationery

  • Stickers ( I like any kind, puffy or flat)(I DON'T like teacher/rewards, or promotions/ads)

  • Anything traditional from anywhere, that could help me get to know different cultures.


When I joined SwapBot I learned what Pocket Letters were. Thanks to @Johkup I got my first one and I'm in love with it!!!!!

I think they are beautiful and I am learning to do them so I am hosting a series of swaps to practice and see how you make them.

If you do them I would love a private swap for one of your creations. Just ask!


Comment: Thank you for sharing! The bucketlist site sounds pretty interesting. I am also interested, but intimidated by the handmade swaps. I just don't feel like I have enough supplies to get started.
Response: oh the details some people have on these things are amazing, I think that is my main area of opportunity, the attention to detail
Comment: Thanks for your belated answers. Your perspective on swap bot is interesting :)
Response: thank you for rating!
Emro rated for Why I Like Swap-Bot - Electronic Swap on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your answers! It's so interesting to read about your experiences. I have only ever read about pocket letters, flipbooks etc. and have basically no idea what those entail. haha.
Response: You should search tutorials on youtube , I bet you would fall in love as soon as you see them, they just require a lot of detail and crafty skills
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers! You sound like you have a great sense of humor, and I loved looking at your profile. - it’s beautiful 😍
Response: Thank you very much, send me a message if you want to add pics to your profile :) I can totally show you
Comment: Thank you for the lovely blue butterfly-shaped card, Elena, and for the extra stick-on butterfly now mounted on a window overlooking my garden. So very sweet of you.
Response: I am so glad you liked it, thanks for rating and heart :)
paperlover rated for ESwap: Getting to know you. on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers. Thanks for sharing
neecie rated for Spend the Day With Me - email swap on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: such a comforting day, i must say! there is a lot to be said for a day without excitement ... things can get done & daydreams have peaceful moments to explore! thank you so much for sharing your satisfying routine, since i sure wish to get there someday :)
Response: thank you so much!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your day! :)
Response: Thank you for rating and heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your day with me. It is great fun to see how other people life their lives. Wish you all the best.
Response: it is very fun! thanks for rating and heart
annim rated for Acrostic Bio on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent! :) I'm in love with Christmas too. Not long now! :)
Response: I'm so glad you have received it! Thanks for rating and heart!
ileimgruber rated for New address New Mail Swap! on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you Elena for very nice postcard !!!
Response: Thank you for rating and heart :)
myancey rated for This was Not a postcard Postcard 2 on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: it made it!!!!!! I love the Mexican version of bingo pc, how cool ! my grandma loved playing bingo and I remember going once with her to the bingo hall and she had like 20 cards in front of her. how I miss her. thanks so much! have a great day! 9/10/18 wow almost 2 months later the first pc u sent made it. It got here today! Thank u for two cards. Blessings
Response: I am so happy you received it and that it triggered nice memories. Even though it is considered "an old people's game" I enjoy playing it at home every now and then
Comment: Elena ~ This was the most amazing pocket letter. I absolutely love the creativity you expressed. It was just beautiful. Thank you so much for a super swap! <3
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, and thank you for joining this swap. I created a Halloween PL for October if you are interested
RachelSwaps rated for Quick Swap - What the Heck? on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you
Response: You are very welcome. and thank you for rating :)
vlhafer54 rated for Easy postcard swap 7 on Aug 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great selection of postcards - Happy swapping!
Response: thanks for rating and heart. Happy swapping to you too!
Comment: Hi Elena, i just received your mail. Thank you for making it up for this swap.
Response: Thank you soooo much for understanding and changing rating, I appreciate this. Hope you like everything I sent! //This swap is from December 2016//
Zander rated for Swap me some pretty papers. on Aug 5, 2018
Comment: Thank You for the lovely papers.
Response: thank you for rating and heart, glad you have received this :)
Tracykason rated for Pick 3 Swap (INTERNATIONAL) on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Thank-you for a wonderful package! Can always use more fancy stationery:-)
Response: yay! I'm so happy you liked it, thanks for rating and heart
me2az50 rated for Nature pocket letter on Aug 4, 2018
Comment: Today, I received the Nature Pocket letter and I love it. I never thought of dividing a photo into 4 ATCs like you did. I just love that idea. Thank you for everything. Thank you for the goodies. Thank you for coordinating this swap.
Response: yay! Im so glad you have received it. Im so glad you liked it, I really liked the bird but wouldn't fit so that's why I divided it LOL
Lumona rated for Crafty Happy Mail on Jul 29, 2018
Response: Glad you have received this, thanks for rating!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9767 370 40 44
Completed Fives Threes Ones
390 512 2 2
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
49 275 66 0
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SAHCatMom on Oct 7, 2018:

Hi Elena, ? About adding pictures to profiles: I found the format and have tried posting several pictures and gifs found on Google, but many of them will not copy :(.
I know I am using the right format, but I am wondering if the images are copyrighted or something.?? I would love some feedback on this if you know what I’m doing wrong! Thanks! Susan. Sahcatmom

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 19, 2018:

Right now I am only doing letter swaps, and easy type 3 swaps, I was doing pocket letters BUT my last swap was a nightmare. Let me know if you want to do a private letter swap or something easy?

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Apr 18, 2018:

HIIIII long time no talk How are you these days?

Maggie249 on Feb 5, 2018:

I agree on the elephants

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 23, 2017:

Received your Christmas card today with the post mark December 7th 2016 2 months a 3 weeks for it to get here. I changed my 1 rating to a 5 with a heart thank you

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Jan 2, 2017:

I mailed the Christmas card private swap a month ago, I messaged you, and I never heard back from you, I dunno if you received my swap, or not, I am still waiting for yours to arrive. I see you have not been on swap bot since Dec. 16th, 2016. I would love to give you a chance to re send but i see your partially suspended with 3 1s. I hope your ok. Happy New year

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Dec 5, 2016:


Private Christmas Card swap

I mailed your card today!!!!

PrairieKittin on Nov 15, 2016:

Thank you so much for the Dia de los Muertes card! I love it!!! It's beautiful!

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Bohochick on May 24, 2016:

I absolutely love the quote postcards that you sent in the Ratings Booster packet!! I'm going to have to use them in a piece of art. Thanks so much for all the goodies!

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