Swap-bot Time: May 28, 2020 4:38 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: May 26, 2020
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
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***Updated News***

2/26/20 - Happy Valentine's Day! update

After a hiatus, I am back and ready to swap on Swapbot.

I NEVER flake on my swaps. I really want to be an active member of this community, for I miss it so much and I have now upped my collection of blank postcards and am looking forward to sending some out ASAP!

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

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, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, 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, 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 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 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!

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 - 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. :)


usctrojans79 rated for Postcard Pick Up #6 on May 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
squince rated for Postcard Pick Up #6 on May 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for such a nice selection of cards for this swap, Cherise, and for your clever illustrated envie as well. Like you I've tended to forgo my "to do" list for things that are more fun. My house looks like it was stirred up with a spoon!
Highlander18 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #101 on May 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the fantastic cards. Would love to go back to Maui sometime. Enjoyed your letter and also the beautiful envelope!
Response: I am glad you liked the cards, I hope you are doing well - have a great week! <3
Comment: Love your beautiful calligraphy and the classy snail on envelope! Thanks for good variety of postcards and your nice long note. Great plan to barter produce for homemade bread!
Response: You are welcome, as always. I love playing with my pen and ink, just wish I had lots of things to practice on, some people practice just to practice, but for me, if I am using my ink, I want it to "count" - ha! I think I'll have to go to the grocery next week - no one is offering any bartering at the moment. :) Take care!
Lonestarchild rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #21 on May 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the 5 cards and all the extras! I really like the Flame Tree print one!
Response: I am glad you liked the cards! I hope all is well with you and yours - it's the weekend and I want to get out of the house, even for a walk, a drive, something! :) Take care!
megan1230 rated for Postcard Pick Up #6 on May 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards! What I crazy story about the cemetery website!
Response: You are welcome! Oh, and the cemetery had signs they would be closed this weekend but I walked by today and no signs, so I imagine it will be a madhouse this weekend; they normally have a HUGE Memorial Day event but it's been cancelled this year. Take care and be safe - thanks for the heart!
1OldfoolPlanner rated for Destash giveaway on May 22, 2020
Response: Thanks for the heart - hope all is well with you!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #95 on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I love them all! My favorite is that glittery one!! So fun!!
Response: You are welcome! Glad you like the cards! Since we cannot go out and shop for "new" cards, I am having to be creative in my scavenger hunt themes! :)
tcornell rated for 1,000 Hearts! on May 20, 2020
Response: Thanks for the heart - hope all is well with you! <3
Response: Thanks for the heart and I hope you are well!
Comment: I loved reading about your cats! They sound absolutely adorable. Thank you for the awesome postcards as well :)
Response: I am glad you liked my note - I love my kitties and I have a box next to my desk that my cat Oliver sleeps in while I work on swaps - always trying to be careful I don't send out any fur as he is about 10 inches away from me! Have a great day!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #60 on May 18, 2020
Comment: I think I've had similar vintage chipmunk postcards before, but will always take another! So sweet! I prefer them to squirrels! Thanks! Hope you're well!
Response: It's funny, I have had 3 or 4 of these chipmunk cards in my stash - and I send one out and months later I find I have another one... I think they are multiplying!! Take care and have a great day!
Comment: THANK YOU! You made me cry, happy tears! I went to June Lake, CA as a young child with a family who are all deceased now. WOW did that beautiful postcard bring back the memories! I cant thank you enough. I liked all the other ones, too! Be safe! Blessings
Response: Oh I am so glad that that June Lake card touched your heart. <3 I hope all is well with you and that you have a beautiful day!
Response: Thanks for rating - hope all is well with you Matt!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Wildlife PCs on May 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cheery envie of wildlife cards, Cherise. Sorry to hear of your sleep problems. I can relate as I suffered from insomnia even before the pandemic & now it's worse than ever. I feel like we're living in a bad sci-fi movie. Hang in there!
Response: I am sorry you are having trouble sleeping too - hopefully we all get some rest soon...either that or I am going to go a bit crazy from lack of rest! :O Glad you liked the cards - take care of yourself!
brooklynboo rated for 1000th Heart~GIVEAWAY!! on May 13, 2020
Response: Thanks for the heart and welcome to swap bot - have fun and take care!
jessnewson98 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #84 on May 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the incredible postcard!
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked it! I hope all is well with you, take care! <3
Comment: 😻Absolutely loved the red kitty! Red is my fave cat color! Thanks so much and so cool you have 4 kitties!😻💕
Response: I am glad you liked the kitty card! Oh my goodness, I love my cats but dang it, they caught two birds yesterday - good hunters but bad for the wildlife around here! Take care!
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for the wonderful Dr. Seuss items and the extras—they’re ALL things that I ❤️. The handmade Dr. Seuss card is going in my album. Thank you so much for everything!
Response: Yay! I am glad you liked the card and enclosures - it was a fun card to make! Be safe and take care and thanks for hosting!

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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:)

MissPaula on Mar 5, 2018:

Hope your day was great!

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