Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 3:44 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: December 10, 2023

Country: United States
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My Swapping Philosophy
Please don't send extras; I'd love a little note or letter from you instead. I rate when I receive and send promptly. Please message me if there are any problems on your or my end (postage due, late sends, possibly lost mail, etc.). I want to make my partners happy! Our local post offices are understaffed, but mail usually arrives. I angel all swaps I host.

Lately, mail has been inconsistent. I'm not fussed about transit time, especially around the holidays. I do still care about a swap being sent on time. I've had mail take 2 months or 1 week, domestic and international, and any time in between. I'm patient and hope others have the same courtesy.

Private Swaps
I’m usually open to private swaps for anything. It doesn't have to be a 1:1 trade. I do ATCs, inchies/twinchies, postcards, packages, and decorated envelopes/mail goodies.

About Me
I love food and traveling, including road trips. My guilty pleasures include tasting menus and kooky tourist traps like the Biggest Ball of Twine (still on my list!). If you don't know what to write, recommend something to see, eat, or do in your area! I have a huge Google bookmark list and love adding to it. :)

My Goodreads - books I want to read

Digital art by me:
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General Likes

I can always use unused postage.
Any poker/playing cards are much appreciated, especially if they’re in a theme I like!

⋆ assorted things I like: architecture and good design, aerogrammes/postalettes, blackout poetry, cats, calligraphy, cherry blossoms, cooking, diecuts, the Golden Gate Bridge, fairytales, fountain pens, Flow magazine, geocaching, glitter (not loose), pens, handmade/unique papers, hand-carving, hot air balloons, illustrations, ink or gel pens, Japan, landscapes, lighthouses, mail art, mahjong, mountains, all kinds of mythology, national parks, outer space, pin-ups, Pokemon (favorites: food, cute, or Ditto/Mimikyu as other Pokemon), postage stamps, sharks, shiba inu, snow, typewriters, trains, Japanese/Taiwanese washi, wax seals, watercolor, long staircases, vocaloids, zentangles, fashion/couture/streetwear

⋆ I like puns, sarcasm, satire, parody, and dirty humor.

Package Swap Likes

These are just things I know I like. I love trying new things and supporting small local businesses.

⋆ eat and drink: aerated chocolate, single origin chocolate, cookies and cream flavor, chips/crisps, crackers, sour candies, spicy foods, tea (loose leaf okay!), regional snacks, instant noodles; generally salty snacks more than sweet candies

⋆ makeup/skincare: I prefer mini/trial sizes. I use nail polish, colorful makeup, scar-removal products, makeup removers, and skincare products.

⋆ random useful things: double-sided tape, command hooks, books on my very long to-read list or related to my likes

Postcard Info

⋆ In swaps for naked postcards, I'd love a tourist postcard from your area with a long message! I prefer tourist PCs written and stamped from place of origin (postcards sent on vacation are my favorite).

⋆ Otherwise, I prefer 4" x 6" unwritten/blank postcards sent in an envelope. I like: gotochi, neat postmarks and stamps (on the outside of the envelope), illustrated cards, vintage travel poster, maxi cards
⋆ Specific postcard wishlists/favorites: one and two
⋆ I love stamps in themes I like, and especially ones with unique materials (notable countries are Switzerland and Austria for concrete, cloth, etc.)
⋆ I love maxicards or postal cards (notable countries are UK for PHQ cards and Australia for maxicards)


⋆ religious sentiments
⋆ sticky notes/page flags
⋆ dystopian novels with romance in them
⋆ cigarette smoke or strong scents
⋆ mint or cacao husk tea
⋆ "0 sugar" sweeteners (stuff like monkfruit sweetener, sucralose, etc.)
⋆ lip gloss
⋆ kids/childish stickers
⋆ faux vintage postcards (vintage reprints are fine, just not those thin fake-aged ones)

Favorite Reading:

Chew (comic book series); Discworld series by Terry Pratchett; books about food, textiles/fashion, or urban planning; favorite manga subgenre: isekai food slice-of-life

Favorite Crafting:

I love art and would love to receive anything handmade by you. Watercolor and letterpress are near and dear to my heart.

Favorite Games:

Rune Factory, Professor Layton, Touch Detective, Genshin Impact, Shining Nikki

Favorite Stationery Brands:

Sakura of Japan, mt Japan, Pilot, Cavallini & Co., Papaya, Rifle Paper Co., Paperchase, Chronicle Books, Q-Lia, Mind Wave, Paper Source, Peter Pauper Press, Punch Studio

Favorite Characters:

Nameko, Gudetama, Totoro, Catbus, Jiji, Paddington Bear, Calvin & Hobbes, Miffy, Garfield, Bugcat Capoo, Yotsuba, Llama from Shirokuma Cafe, Moomin, Bluey and Bandit

Favorite Artists and Musicians:

Roy Tabora, Thomas Kinkade, James Coleman, Sarah Gibb

Vance Joy, Jeremy Loops, ABBA, Léon


Comment: Thank you
ArtsyAbby rated for Alphabet ATC - W (round #2) on Dec 9, 2023
Comment: Your card is beautiful thank you. And I will DEFINITELY check out your book recommendation
chimerix rated for Season's Greetings 2023 on Dec 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the wonderful Halloween 4x6 that you made for me! The 4x6 is going into my Halloween junk journal! Mele Kalikimaka!
susieq11 rated for Season's Greetings 2023 on Dec 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the super cute card - we have/had most of the pets on it! : ) Thanks too for the postcards! That is exciting you can go home for Christmas! Have a safe and fun trip! It has been nice being partners a lot - thanks for joining my swaps and for hosting! xoxo
Comment: Thank you - I love Mincing Mockingbird!! Have you seen Effin' Birds? HILARIOUS! I had their planner this year and forgot about the cover (and inside too!) not being for everyone, ha ha ha! The postcards are awesome! Thanks a lot for joining!! xoxo
Comment: Oh my! Yes, I did receive it a few weeks ago. I even have the comments saved, but the rating was not marked. I am so sorry. It is such a cool postcard. I have it displayed on my desk. The stamps are good too!!! You have very good handwriting. Thank you very much!!! Sorry my rating did not show up sooner.
Comment: Thank you for the fun stamps on the envie and Christmas card!
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Pick a Theme 2 on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the B & W themed mail art - I love all the layers, stickers, stamps and designs...very cool!! I like your drawing inside too - how cute!! My one cat is not so subtle - he is constantly in my face head butting me, but I am not complaining...I admit I love it, ha ha ha!! Thank you for joining my swap!! xoxo
susieq11 rated for Fill My Mailbox - 11/2023 on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the chicken postcard - it's a great painting! I love all the stamps you used too. We had fun in Japan, of course! Looking forward to the next time already, ha!! Thanks for joining!!! : )
sarahgrab1 rated for PH: Sticker Bombed Postcard #5 on Nov 29, 2023
Comment: I love the postcard! Love the stamps on the back too! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the adorable teddy bear holiday card! I also get carried away with buying postage stamps... I think a lot of us on SB can relate to that LOL. Thanks again for this great swap!
lindseyjae rated for Fill My Mailbox - 11/2023 on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun postcard with all the colorful socks!
jeka396 rated for Fill My Mailbox - 11/2023 on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun bird with a message postcard! Loved it!
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable peanuts Christmas card!! And the cat photo!! I am adding him and the note to my album!! So thrilled to add him to my collection :)
Comment: Thanks for the super cute xmas card and the space goodies! Much appreciated!!
Kairbear rated for CPG Nov 2023 SC Postcard - US on Nov 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the neat Dorothy’s house postcard! I also love the Oz books! I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving!
Comment: Loved the ATC! Great concept :)
ellie rated for AA.HM.PC: Book Pages PC - November on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the book page post card.
tcornell rated for Make Me Happy ATC on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Fiona, thank you for the Christmas ATC! Your envelope came to me in one of those postal "body bags", with about 1/3 of the left side of the envelope missing- looked like it had been attacked by a pack of wolves LOL. Thankfully, the card was still inside and intact. Smiles, Tracy
Response: Wow, I'm glad it made it! I hope you liked it. I've never actually done a Christmas-themed ATC before since I don't have a Christmas stash very often.
123Poggy123 rated for CPG: Book Page Inchies - Global on Nov 10, 2023
Comment: These are 5 very nicely done Inchies. Thank you for the extra pages for me to use.

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Poohtat on Dec 10, 2023:

Thank you for the WW Dec postcard wish. I just started using Elmers glue sticks. Aleene's does work great! Thank you, Jannine

manders2280 on Dec 9, 2023:

Make a Wish! December
Thank you for the fun card and your nice note. It's the third night of the tiny holiday of Chanukah. I enjoy all the kindness and cheer at this time of year. We had a couple of inches of snow in October and again last week. Tonight we have freezing rain and snow that curtailed my errands. It's nice not celebrating Christmas because nothing is time-sensitive!

grammypammy on Dec 7, 2023:

That is so crazy! I could have brought it to you by car the same day! Wow! Our mail system sure has changed and is getting slower and slower. Where the heck did that end up and travel? Like you said, it sure did take a trip, but glad you finally received.

Hugs, Pam

Replying to this message:

Thanks for all the fantastic playing cards for my November WW wishlist! It's wild that the envelope is postmarked November 16 but it wasn't in my mailbox until today, Dec 6. We're so close to each other, too. I bet this envelope had a trip!

Ikat78 on Nov 14, 2023:

WW Nov-Thank you for the random mail art envelope. The blue colors were pretty. The address didn’t even smear on the plastic label like you had worried about. 😊 I bet Taiwan was a neat trip. Thank you.

grammypammy on Nov 9, 2023:

WW ~ November Wishes

Love the Faith based music pages for paper crafting!

Hugs, Pam

Karen07 on Oct 28, 2023:

Thanks so much for the playing cards and the woodland napkin! Very much appreciated!

Karen07 on Oct 28, 2023:

Thanks so much for the playing cards and the woodland napkin! Very much appreciated!

lindseyjae on Oct 27, 2023:

Thank you so much for the touristy PCs! I love the selection of cards that you sent! (WW October wishlist)

CariahCreates on Aug 9, 2023:

Thank you for the cool PC from my WW July wishlist. I hope you enjoyed your trip

Poohtat on Aug 8, 2023:

Thank you for the WW July postcard from Japan! I hope you had an amazing trip!

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