Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2020 1:53 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: September 25, 2020
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
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***Updated News***

No new news for the moment but I hope everyone is hanging in there with the world pandemic situation. Stay safe out there!

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 6 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

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. :)


Comment: Thanks so much love the goodies!
Response: I am glad you liked the cards - hope you are doing well and having a groovy day! Thank you for the heart too! :)
Comment: Thanks for the extras!
Response: You are welcome, hope all is well with you and thanks for the heart! <3
Comment: Hi there Cherise ! Thank you so much for the PC's of Oregon coast Mt. Shasta, lava river cave, and the extra of Olympic national park. I love love love them ! It must be nice to have shops there, you can get PC's from. We live in such a small rural area, that we don't such places. So, I have to resort to online sites for PC's. I envy you getting to travel. We were going to go to Ocean City, NJ this summer. Which is our vacation spot to go to. But of course Covid-19 ruined that for us. We can't even go out of town still here in Canton, Pa. They announced 3 days ago, there are 5 new cases of virus, ugh! ! But I'm actually happy for you, getting to travel where you can. Oh, Happy 8th Anniversary! I hope you & your hubby had a great time Geocaching near the ocean. Our 30th Anniversary was July 31st & we couldn't do a thing for it, boo-hoo! Anyhow, Take special care now!
Response: I am glad you liked the PC's! I am so thankful to have my husband to keep me company during these crazy times. We got to the beach just as the sun was setting, but we did a bit of Geocaching before finding an Irish pub that was still serving dinner (10 pm!) and we sat outside in the dewy weather (such a nice break from the heat of home!). I had a tasty Shepherd's Pie and Mike had blackened salmon - we got home at midnight, so 2 hours driving, 4 hours near the sea... not a bad night, although I wish we had left at 8 AM like we had planned, not 4 PM, oops! Happy 30th anniversary to you and yours!
Comment: Thank you for the great PC's! (I'm going to have a hard time giving up -several- of these! I love them all!!)
Response: You are welcome - I am so glad you liked the cards!! <3 Have a beautiful day!
Comment: Great pcs, Cherise! I love the retrievers! And the squirrels are so cute! Good additions to my collection!! Thank you!
Response: I am glad you liked the PC's ... I have such a crazy huge collection of dog postcards, part of the peril of working at an animal shelter! :) Take care and have a great day.
Comment: TOTALLY love the card you sent. My grandson will love the silver skull and I'll have fun with the other extras. HAPPY HALLOWEEN
Response: I am glad you liked the card and goodies, Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous Halloween card. I love the way the cat is peeking out of the pumpkin. Thank you for the goodies.
Response: I am glad you liked the card - I thought it was fun to have the kitty peek at you! Have a great holiday season!
debbiespoms rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #115 on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the 4 very nice PC choices and your very nice note.
Response: You are welcome - hope you are well Debbie!
CatAroo rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #1 on Sep 20, 2020
Comment: Love the envie, love the card, love the treats! Thank you so much! Sorry your Halloween plans have been COVIDed. So frustrating for so many reasons! Hopefully you're enjoying some Halloween fun with swaps. Not the same... but fun nonetheless! You've definitely contributed to my fun. πŸ§‘πŸ–€
Response: I am glad you enjoyed the envelope! I am thankful for these Halloween themed swaps for sure - I am still trying to figure out if and how I will decorate the front yard this year. Take care!
minniepic rated for Take These Please on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcards:)
Response: You are welcome, thanks for the heart and have a wonderful weekend!
minniepic rated for PH: 3 Postcards/2 Partners #10 on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards:)
Response: You are welcome - hope you are doing well! :)
klover rated for MissBrenda's Halloween Card Swap #2 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the adorable card. Card making is becoming a lost art. So many people used to do alot of card making, now it seems journals and mixed media has taken over. Wow! I bet your yard looks amazing. Sounds like alot of fun. Thank you for the extra goidies:-). The fun book, the ticket, the stickers, memos and tattoo. From one fellow card maker to another, thank you, I love receiving handmade cards:-). Happy HalloweenπŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ’€
Response: Yay, I am glad you liked the card. I make all of my birthday, wedding and anniversary cards as well as many of the Christmas cards I send out, but I had not made any Halloween for a couple of years - so I am glad I had a few in my stash, but I am busy making more as I keep signing up for MissBrenda's swaps...it's one way to enjoy the best holiday ever! Take care have a great Halloween!
ayahsantos rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #114 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care!
Response: You are welcome - hope you are having a lovely weekend!
Eulegirl rated for The Blues on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Hey, it's always great to have a swap from you! I feel you on the noises. Working from home means I have to have it out with the ice maker all the time--it likes to get stuck on random items in the freezer and groan in protest. so LOUD. I have to go find and move the offending object. I'll be writing you a big message soon! As always, thanks for the great cards and the extras. Those labels are perfect for international letter swaps with their long addresses.
Response: Hello! I am glad you liked the cards. I hope you are well, I look forward to hearing from you soon. Not much new here - heat and smoke and hiding out at home! Take care. <3
Comment: Thank you for the great cards. I also loved your envelope with Garfield on the front and all the animal stickers on the back. Yes it was hot over the holiday weekend but then on Tuesday it dropped. From upper 90's on Monday to 55 on Tuesday. And stayed down and wet all the rest of the week. Then Saturday and since it has been nice with highs in 70's and 80's.
Response: You are welcome. I'm having fun rummaging through all of my stickers - it seems this year is the year to "use all of the crafts" so I am trying to do my best! Take care and be well. <3
Comment: Thanks for the great Calgary card!
Response: You are welcome, hope all is well with you!
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcards! So sorry about the fires - we had a trip scheduled out there this week and our relatives discouraged us. At first we were very sad, but now it seems to have been a good idea. So awful - my BIL had everthing burned up entirely in the Santa Rosa fire, and they just up and took off to Humboldt County this past week and then to Nevada. They were not going to get caught at home again. Our daughter is stuck in SF. She said she smells smoke with the windows shut. Terrible! Thanks again!
Response: You are welcome. I am so sorry to hear about your family's loss in the fire. I just found out that they have officially "closed" all of the California National Forests due to the fires. There are fires in all of our western states - everything is crazy here. I hope all of your family stays safe in the smoke too. :( *hugs* Take care!
DeidreArt rated for CPG ~ Not Near Me Tourist PC ~ USA on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome - hope all is well with you and thank you for the heart! :) <3 Take care!
Comment: Thank you very much for sharing the great story and for all the fun background about your feline family β€” I enjoyed your decorated and sticker-ed envelope and all the fun things you sent, too!
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked the story and envelope...I am vowing to not send out boring envelopes and to use stickers whenever possible, for I have 35 years worth of stickers in my collection, eek! Take care!
Comment: Thank you SO much for the great cards! Musicals, Maine and the Simpsons card---wow! That one is going in a frame! Someday I will make it to CA and go to that record store with you!
Response: I am glad you liked the cards, especially the Simpson, yay!! That record store is pretty small - http://www.pennylane.com/ but there are other used record stores around here, and a really great, large one called Rhino Records in Claremont that has such an impressive collection of music and "stuff". Hope you are well, take care!

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kittyhahahotbot on Aug 3, 2020:

armadillogal on Apr 12, 2020:

You might place geocaches but they might not publish them until the stay at home orders are lifted. I did get a few in the last couple weeks but mostly involves hiking. Munzee is so much easier during times like these.

armadillogal on Mar 19, 2020:

Hello from New Mexico. I haven't been geocaching as much lately but I did get a virtual in the airport.in LA. Have you checked out munzee yet? I can give you a referral...something we can do from our cars in this weird state of the country.

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 8, 2018:

manders2280 on Apr 16, 2018:

The octopus is from Animalium Postcards (Welcome To The Museum)

wolviechick121 on Mar 16, 2018:

Thank you SO much for the birthday card! Your handwriting is so beautiful! Have a happy birthday!!! <3

cookies37 on Mar 11, 2018:

Hi Cherise! Thanks so much for the Birthday R.A.K. ~ love all the postcards and your lovely note!! Your handwriting is so beautiful, love it! Happy Belated Birthday to you also. I know a little girl that turned 3 that day. I hope you and your husband went somewhere very special to celebrate your day. Again thank you so much, really brightened my day! Take care, Judy

MissPaula on Mar 8, 2018:

Thanks so much for the love-ly note and Birthday greeting and decorated envie and I Love Wyatt Earp and the other PC's! So sweet of you! = )

lou on Mar 7, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

Jenicat on Mar 7, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday card and postcards. It was very sweet of you! I hope your birthday was nice as well:)

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