Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2018 3:49 pm


Date Joined: December 14, 2015
Last Online: June 18, 2018
Birthday: April 8
Country: Mexico

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 my 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. In exchange I will not send one of course because I wouldnt know where to start but I can offer you many fun things from Mexico so just ask!


pennypuppy rated for Quick Swaps: Horse on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of the horses and carriage in Prague. You are so luck you got to travel there!
milkiss rated for 500 sticker jumbo swap world #1 on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: It took long time, but I got it finally . Thanks
Response: I am so happy you have it now. Thank you very much <3 <3 <3 <3
littlemissme84 rated for TOP 5 of my country on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I’d love to visit more of Mexico someday. I lived in Texas for a few years so crossed the border into Jauarez a couple of times but that’s it.
Response: oh its a shame, Juarez is not as touristy :( but there are beautiful things to see in Mexico, we are still a very green country so there are a lot of nature sites to visit
PukiCat rated for TOP 5 of my country on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Wow, Mexico is so rich in food and culture! I definitely need to visit it one day!
Response: it is, there are a lot of things I didn't include because it was too much but Mexico is a very tourist friendly country.
satinification rated for Thanks for the Encouragement on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful quote. It's so true :) Thank you also for the extra stickers!
Response: glad you have received it! thanks for rating and heart!
Katja rated for TOP 5 of my country on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome!
thelocalman rated for TOP 5 of my country on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the email, Elena! I didn't know about the drinks except the tequilra, I really should try them one day, also Mole looked delicious!
Response: Mole is amazing, it is actually one of my favorite things to eat, its a bit sweet and only a bit of spicy. People say the original recipe has over 50 ingredients but the modern one probably has around 25
KarenFife rated for Multi Multiview PC swap #21 on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: So happy your postcard arrived at last! I don’t have a Tennessee postcard and that state holds many wonderful memories. College, and many great vacations in the Smokies and Gatlinburg. Thank you! That was the right one for me.
Response: I'm so happy that you received it and that it fits into your collection! yay!
Comment: Hi Elena! Finally your card has arrived. It was missent to Thailand. Thank you :)
Response: OMG! Im so happy it is with you, if that postcard could talk! all the places it has seen :O
Wildchild rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on Jun 12, 2018
Response: thank you for rating :)
kygirl rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #7 on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a great swap!
Response: you are very welcome
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Amazing, just today I got mine as well from my partner. Thanks for rating and heart <3
Jaybe63 rated for Pocket Letter of Positivity! on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Your beautiful pocket letter arrived today my lovely - what a pretty project. I love that you took the time to read my profile and include lots of my favourite things - thank you so much xx
Response: I'm so happy you have it, it was one of my first pocketletters I made, I think I would do better now LOL thanks for rating and heart.
annim rated for 5 sticker sheets Swap (International) on Jun 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: 1 months wasn't so bad from Mexico to UK, thanks for rating and heart!
PurpleEars rated for Multi color pocket letter on Jun 5, 2018
Comment: Absolutely amazing swap, thank you! Beautiful pocket letter. :)
Response: I'm so happy you have received it! I was a bit concerned about time, thanks for rating and heart, hope you had fun swapping!
jeepermom rated for Quick Swaps: National Park on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card The stamps are really cool, too. Amazingly, I don't have many stamps/cards from Mexico. Thanks again!
Response: happy you have it with you <3
Rosie2766 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #7 on May 31, 2018
bluesky rated for AN What Makes You Smile? on May 31, 2018
Response: glad you received it, I really love elephants :)
roosje rated for Thanks for the Encouragement on May 31, 2018
Comment: Thank so much for the happy mail, a Dutch card from Mexico? How special! I really loved the quote too, it gives me hope and confidence, thnak you!
Response: i'm so happy you have it now! I'm happy it made you smile, that was the my intention <3
myancey rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #7 on May 30, 2018
Comment: Thank U for your answers and pics. Wish u many years of happiness. I enjoyed reading your answers.
Response: thanks for reading and Thank you soo much for the wishes :)

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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!

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just because

Thanks for being a part of my group :D

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