Swap-bot Time: March 2, 2021 8:36 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: March 1, 2021
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
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***Updated News***


I hope everyone is hanging in there with the world pandemic situation. Stay safe out there and here's to a good 2021!

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to swapping with you!

Please note, I NEVER flake on my swaps, and I have been doing this fun and silly hobby on and off for 7 years now and I absolutely love it; to send and receive happy snail mail...ah, there is nothing better!

Fav. Music and Books

I love all sorts of music, but not rap nor country. Just a few of my favorites are: Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Janis Joplin, 80's music, Madonna, U2, Depeche Mode, George Michael, Queen, Janet and Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, Marc Martel, and so many more (will add as I remember more of them!).

I love to read although I must confess I don't have the time to read as much as I would like. I collect books (my husband and I own thousands of books!) - especially dictionaries (in all languages), poetry, Shakespeare, Memoires of a Geisha, The Red Tent, Da Vinci Code, Wild, A Walk in the Woods, real life traveling stories and countless others (I will continue to add as I read more!).

Favorite Movies

I was a teenager in the 80's so I enjoyed many of those films. I also love the Back to the Future series (I have always adored Michael J. Fox and used to have HUNDREDS of magazine photos of him on my bedroom walls!), romantic comedies such as Princess Bride, Star Wars series, Love Actually, Nottinghill, Dirty Dancing, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Amelie (all time favorite film, actually!), Fur, Garden State, City of Angels, Michael, What Dreams May Come, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Sherlock Holmes, Spaceballs, The Greatest Showman, Tim Burton films, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many many more!

NO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!

Favorite Television

I don't really watch TV, although thanks to my husband, I've been introduced to some TV shows on Netflix. I've really enjoyed Orphan Black, Mr. Selfridge, The Americans, Sherlock Holmes, American Horror Story, Homeland, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror, WestWorld, Stranger Things, ALONE (survival show), Ozark, Upload, Tales from the Loop, The Original Twilight Zone, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, Living with Yourself, Handmaid's Tale, The Masked Singer, America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent and more when I learn about new, great shows!

Favorite Crafts

I make my own greeting cards and have done so since I was a child (now I'm in my 40's!) and I also enjoy making bookmarks (due to my collection of books!) and postcards. I have recently gotten into the ATC, so I'm still a newbie, but hope to learn more as I explore this paper craft.

I have collected stickers and traded (and sold them to!) with friends since 1982, so I would say I love stickers and own thousands and thousands of them - I can't stop buying them I adore them so much!

Other stuff I like to do

I started out an avid postcrosser as I love learning about other countries and cultures, but now that I have found swap-bot, I must confess I am not on there as often. grin Pretty much any postcard you send will be great: it's about what you write, your handwriting and the postage stamps that honestly make my day!

I collect and play board games - I have well over 100 in my "game closet" and love to play cards, trivia games, "party games", Charades, Pictionary, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, Boggle, Blokus, Risk and Scrabble is my favorite game!

I love to attend Renaissance and Pirate Faires (and dress up as I have a closet FULL of costumes!).

I throw costume parties and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday; I go "all out" when decorating the house and yards for the holiday.

I enjoy hiking, camping and being out-of-doors.

I love photography and have been taking pictures since I gained a 110 camera in the 1980's.

I am a Geocacher and have been doing this fun hobby since 2004 and that is how I met my husband, whom I married in 2012.

In 2019 I participated in an "event" called GISH (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt) for the first time and I absolutely loved it! If you like to be creatively challenged and do wild and wacky things, google GISH and find out what the fun is all about! In 2020, I have participated in two one day GISH "hunts" and I look forward to tackling the week long hunt again this summer!

About Me

My husband and I knew we would marry after less than a month of dating. We are both "hopeless romantics" and love leaving each other notes of love and buying little surprise "gifts" from the $1.00 store and such. We have 4 cats that were our "foster kitties" that we ended up falling in love with and adopted from the animal shelter I used to work at. My husband works with computers and he loves seeing the fun "snail mail" that fills our mailbox. I'm very lucky to have found my soulmate, even if it did take me until I was 40 years old. grin

I hope to trade items with wonderful people on this site and am hoping it gets me back into my crafting, which I love to do and what makes me the happiest (other than the love of my life and our house full of kitties!).

Things I like, love and enjoy

I have been to Paris, France, twice, and dream of living there, so anything French is wonderful with me!

~ I love art (especially photography). ~ I love theatre (especially musicals). ~ I love gardening. ~ I office supplies! ~ I love nature. ~ I love the feel of textures (paper, cloth, etc). ~ I love the scents of lavender, vanilla and fresh laundry! ~ I love pins and buttons. ~ I love flavored teas (especially ginger & Chai). ~ I love traveling. ~ I love positive sayings. ~ I love Steampunk. ~ I love boxes (especially wooden). ~ I love foreign coins and bills. ~ I love postage stamps. ~ I love dancing. ~ I love the beach and shells. ~ I love the mountains. ~ I love rocks and collect them! ~ I love antiques and thrift stores. ~ I love listening to and collecting record albums ~ I love PEACE. ~ I love wind chimes. ~ I love pirates. ~ I love Tetris. ~ I love handwritten notes and letters. ~ I love languages. ~ I love LOVE. ~ I love vintage items. ~ I love humor. ~ I love pin-up girls. ~ I love weird, odd, unusual things. ~ I love chocolate. ~ I love the color black (you can tell by my closet)! ~ I love many other things....

Dislikes and disinterests

~ I don't care for reward stickers or tiny stickers (have been sent way too many of those and I don't have kids!) ~ I don't care for stained/dirty/torn items, yes I have received a few of those for swaps and I can't imagine who would send or want something of that sort. ~ I don't care for anything religious. ~ I don't care for anything Disney. ~ I don't care for politics.

Angels, RAKs and Received Swap

RAK - from Lonestarchild - October 2020 Nature RAK - thank you so much for the lovely nature inspired items, I cannot wait to use them in my crafts and greeting cards!

RAK - from Supersquirrel - October 2020 - random playing cards, thank you so much Susan!

Angeled swap - September 2020 - from debbiespoms for the swap: SF:Inside-Outside PC (USA) - Thank you so much Debbie!

RAK - September 2020 - thank you crochetjunkie for a pretty envelope of fun, random postcards - I love them!!

RAK - April 2020 - Thank you to AliCrafter for a wonderful chock-full envelope of terrific postcards, I appreciate you sharing some of your stash and you sent to me cards that I can use, but most of them I will never want to let go of! :) You are terrific!

RAK - International Fun mail ~ January 2016 ~ thank you susieq11 for the wonderful envelope of goodies!

RAK Postcard from Yolandie ~ May 21, 2015 - thank you for the nice note!

Angel for Newbie Friendly PC Swap #3 ~ May 2014 swap ~ nightrainboww ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for Newbie and Pros Nakey Postcards Swap #6 ~ July 2014 ~ sammieianime ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for GROUP: WIYM: Mail Call: Second Quarter, 2015 ~ August 2015~ Lou ~ Thank you for the postcard book and for always watching out for those members in your swaps!

July 2014 ~ Received a Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada PC from Kat - says Newbie Post Card Swap but I don't see you on my list of senders ~ would love to rate you, so if this is you, please let me know so I can do so. :)


TryshaH81 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #29 on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Love the envelope! Happy Swapping
Comment: Yay raccoons. Thank you
Comment: Thanks for the cool droid PC. My droid would be a personal maid and cook too. That would free up lots of time for swapping!
Response: You are quite welcome - when I saw that card come to me in a swap, I knew I had to save it for the *right* time and this swap was it! :) Have a groovy day!
simcoe54 rated for PH: 5 Vintage Postcards #2 on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great vintage postcards and extras.
Response: You are welcome - hope all is well up there my northern neighbor! Take care and have a terrific week!
Comment: Hi Cherise! Thank you for the lovely tree pc - what a great idea to have your cards up all year - they do make me feel so cheerful and love! Wishing you all the best and please stay safe! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: You are welcome. I have the cards taped to windows so at times they fall down and I have to tape them back up, but then it reminds me to actually stop and admire them once again! :) Take care and hope you are well too!
Comment: I loved hearing about your cats, and the postcard was adorable. Thanks.
Response: I am glad you liked my (crazy cat lady) story and the card! Take care and have a beautiful day!
Comment: Great comments! And, I love the card. I am so glad it arrived intact. Many vintage post cards have portions torn away in transit or end up in a plastic envelope for final delivery. That happening when grossly torn.
Response: Oh yes, I too am glad the vintage card reached you safely! <3 Take care and enjoy your day! :)
Comment: Such fun choices -- love the b&w of settlers. Thanks for a great swap!
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked the cards. I went shopping at a tiny, local record store this weekend for postcards and bought 20 cards that I thought would be good for future swaps - I try to have a good variety on hand! :) Take care and have a great week!
EverydayAngels rated for 5 postcards in an envelope #7 on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: BEAUTIFUL post cards! I love the ocean and after the wicked winter storm, it made me feel warm and happy. I also love the Mission at sunset and the Ironwork gate in Prague. Seriously, amazing PCs. THANK YOU and blessings for a glorious and healthy 2021!
Response: Oh I am so glad that you liked the cards, you are quite welcome! I am hoping to have a wonderful 2021, trying to make the most of each day! Take care! <3
ladyaries7 rated for 💌3 of a Kind! (In an envie) #9 on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nature pc's and you are so right about the nice weather.. but we always need rain :)
Response: You are welcome! This was such a lovely weekend that I did not want it to end; I almost feel bad that we have such nice weather here in SoCal when others are dealing with *real* winter! :) Take care and have a great day!
diesel101 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #129 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Hi Cherise! Thank you so much for the lovely variety of postcards! Take care x
Response: Hello and you are welcome! I hope you have a groovy day!
AlisonKingWriter rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #1 Int'l on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! Sounds like a cozy day! <3 AL
Response: You are welcome! I hope all is well with you - we've had a few beautiful 70f degree days - ah, I think Spring is already here! Take care and have a great week!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra stamps!
Response: You are welcome - hope all is well with you! :) <3
Carrii rated for WIYM: FAMOUS PERSON PC SWAP on Feb 22, 2021
Comment: I love it. How lucky you are to have a Grama like that!
Response: My Grandma was MY WORLD, sadly she is gone, passed away in 2007, but she was my "mom", my confidant and my best friend. <3 Take care and have a great day!
Comment: Great! Cool casino tree 😁. I love that these cards are getting a new life!
Response: I thought it was a bit more fun than a "normal" holiday tree - I wish I knew who sent it to me in the first place, but all I had was the front photo ... I often cut off the fronts to repurpose into postcards or greeting cards, and save the written part in my souvenir box. :) Hope you have a great weekend!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP: 3 B/W Postcards #2 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a great swap!
Response: You are welcome - hope you are doing well and staying warm this winter!
Smsands2 rated for WIYM: January Wrap-Up Postcard on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: such a pretty postcard! I hope the weather allows you to get outside soon :)
Response: Glad you liked the card. We are hoping to get out today for Valentine's Day if we ever get dressed and showered! :) Have a great day!
Foxy rated for PH: One Wild and One Tame Animal #2 on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so so much for those awesome Postcards plus extra ones, i really love them! A few days ago we had -20°C out, it was a nightmare for me D-: That chili-bean-soup you mentioned sounds so delicious, i got a crock pot for christmas and if i find a recipe for that soup, i will make it asap. :-) Thanks again for the awesome swap, stay safe and take care!
Response: You are welcome! OMG I am sorry about the freezing cold weather - it's "cold" for me at 60 degrees right now, but I had better keep my mouth quiet on that one! I did not have a recipe for my "soup" but I used black beans, kidney beans, white beans, canned tomatoes, chicken bouillon and water or chicken broth, added in chopped up onions, garlic, black pepper, chili powder, cayenne pepper, paprika, Tajin (can you tell I like it to have some spice?!), and then sometimes I add in garlic and onion powder and something called "21 seasoning salute" from a store called Trader Joes. I don't usually add salt, but you can, although I have found that many of the ingredients give it enough salt. I let it simmer all day - watching it and if it looks like it needs a bit more water, I may add that. I don't usually add ground beef, but I did the last time and my husband was over the moon (ha!). Take care!
BusyB rated for MissBrenda's Valentine Card swap #10 on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine, your nice note and extras. I love the Cartoon Network postcard and enjoyed your note very much! I hope you and your hubby enjoy your Valentine's Day! Oh and I loved your envie, my favorite one this year. Thank you again for an awesome swap!
Response: Happy Valentine's Day to you too! I am glad you liked the envelope and stuff inside. I just cooked burgers and sweet potatoes for "brunch" for my husband - tonight will be chicken and veggies so a mellow "holiday" around here! Take care! <3
Lorellie rated for InCoWriMo 2021 #1 Int'l on Feb 10, 2021
Comment: What a thoughtful card! I loved hearing about your birds :)
Response: You are welcome - hope you are having a wonderful day! Yesterday I walked around the cemetery and listened to the many doves there and watched a hawk as it circled above. There are squirrels at the cemetery and once we saw a hawk grab a fluffy critter - yikes! Oh well, that's nature for you! :) Take care!

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thisismeAXiD on Mar 1, 2021:

happy birthday month

user6937 on Feb 19, 2021:

Of course it's the first b-day card - you got it way too early! I should have put a warning on the outside so you could have waited a bit to open it. But, anyway, I hope you have a lovely day on March 3.

Poohtat on Feb 11, 2021:

Thank you for the WIYM Birthday card and the goodies. Stay safe and Happy Swapping!

debbiespoms on Feb 6, 2021:

I didn't realize you had a February birthday too. I didn't see it in WIYM February birthday's or otherwise you would have gotten a card from me. So, I wish you Happy Belated Birthday Cherise! I hope you got to do something for it & it was very special.

simcoe54 on Jan 24, 2021:

Thanks so much for the Christmas postcard and postage stamps. It was very thoughtful of you but very much appreciated. Hope to partner up with you in more swaps this year!

simplykaren on Dec 13, 2020:

thank you

Thank you for your sympathy!♥

reauk on Dec 5, 2020:

reauk on Dec 5, 2020: Thanks for the CS: Christmas card RAK And lovely postcards I hope you join the ornament one take care Andrea 🎄

Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


chimerix on Dec 2, 2020:

Thank you for the really cool Christmas card! I love the window on it and the tuck ins are lots of fun. Thank you for the note. I found my DH some 26 years ago and we also have a lot of living left to do. Aloha!

debbiespoms on Nov 28, 2020:

Thank you very much for so pretty Christmas card, via CS group RAK.

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