Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2020 10:44 am


Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: October 19, 2020
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Joy, and I am a retired real estate broker from northern Ohio. I have 4 daughters, 4 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, and 2 new, great-grandchildren. I play golf, craft and travel. I used to cruise. I also love the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, Browns and any Ohio sports team......a sad year for all sports and fans on many levels.

Favorite Music

Music seems to be limited to oldies, classical, and anything my grandchildren (the musical ones) are involved in. Norah Jones is a fav. I really like peace and quiet.

Favorite Books

RECENTLY READ BOOKS * Where the Crawdads Sing * The Other Girl * All Nicholas Sparks * David Rosenfelt. It's even better if you listen as the reader has an east coast accent which is perfect for the character. If you like dogs, you will love this series. Courtroom drama, but funny. * Love Jeffrey Archer
* James Patterson (he writes (yeah, right)) at least 10 books a year)
* Lee Child * David Baldacci
* Love: Michael Connelly & Harlan Coben
* Rosamunde Pilcher
* Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (not a western)
* Philippa Gregory.
* JoJo Moyes

Books are a big part of my life, both written and audio. I will read almost any mystery or best seller. Historical novels are pretty good also. Once in a great while I'll read a "trashy love story" just to break the monotony of serial killers. My eyes get tired more often, so sometime it takes a while to get through a book. I am downloading books on my IPad more and more. Love it!

Favorite Movies

TV is just a vehicle for watching movies and sports. I LOVE movies. I found that the local library has most of the just released movies, and I usually have a list of 25 or 30 at any one time on reserve. My favorite movies are: Anything Marvel or DC, French Kiss, You've Got Mail, Moonstruck, Kinky Boots, Avatar, Chicago, Triplets of Belleville, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Breakfast Club, Howl's Moving Castle, Shall we Dance, original Japanese version. I am not opposed to any genre, except perhaps most sci-fi's. (Ok, I'm not totally square....I do like The Matrix and most Quentin Tarantino movies) Can't wait for John Wick 4. I find I like Kung Fu movies, and laugh at myself. I have been watching dvds of BBC series, such as Upstairs/Downstairs, Downton Abbey, etc. I look forward to Project Runway and all variations I always loved Fashion Police.....I will miss "bleeping" Joan Rivers and the ugly red carpet dresses. Netflix is my new addiction. They carry movies, tv series and original programming that I can watch anytime, anywhere.

Favorite Crafts

My interests include textiles & fiber knitting (scarves) and crochet (afghans), sewing, and collage jewelry/button stuff. Button dolls. Any Christmas ornament or decoration. I started making my own Christmas cards. I am obsessed with ATC's. I made 5 "family history" altered books. Also trading postcards has become a new interest. . I do some Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. Very Zen-like. 2019: Crystal suncatchers and tree ornaments. Fun and easy gift.

More about me

I am not easily offended, love tasteful nudes, double entendre's, clever sarcasm, etc. I collect and hoard whatever I need at the time for my current project(s). I did purge all the supplies for past projects during the move. I feel so much lighter. There is so much to learn and do, and so little time. I do love hand made things. There is a little bit of the artist in everything hand made. I think thats why I love ATC's. The maker's personality shows through. So, do not worry about what I like. I am open to anything you love. I have recently developed a love for postcards. It's instant mail gratification...I like them naked with a nice note, or sent in an envelope (to be used for another swap). I love sending and getting little pieces of mail. My vacation shopping now includes buying interesting postcards for my swaps. Too funny!

Yes, Please

OK.... I will be adding thoughts from time to time. It's hard to list likes when there is very little I don't like.

I Love...........

  • Anything about the Royal family. I have a small collection of British commemoratives (china, postcards, etc.)
  • Middle ages (Henry VIII, etc.)
  • anything (book pages, etc.) written in a foreign language
  • Unusual colored/patterned/floral papers. All colors, especially muddy/washed out/muted colors and patterns. ATC sized papers (2.5 x 3.5 or larger). I also like hand made papers and backgrounds.
  • Rubber stamps, especially clear or unmounted ones
  • ephemera from victorian to the 50's
  • Anything Tim Holtz
  • Notecards, decorated envies
  • I would love it if you used real stamps when mailing me.
  • unusual yarn (not 4 ply Red Heart type) , any color, single, individual strands about 6 foot long, for a particular scarf project.
  • books and magazines on crafts, beading, buttons, or paper crafts.
  • Butterflies

  • POSTCARDS - written or unwritten from anywhere in the world. I prefer standard 4x6 size (NOT oversized or large) for my album unless the swap calls for something else. I DO NOT collect multi view cards or vintage or handmade. I like in no particular order:

    • people
    • real animals (not the cartoony ones)
    • art
    • lighthouses
    • touristy
    • world heritage sites
    • foreign
    • scenic
    • map
    • national parks
    • black and white
    • stadiums/sports
    • Maxicards
  • my state map collection (blank) is complete but, there is more than one design for each state.

  • I love Go Cards and Max cards. They are ad cards with great graphics. They are actual post cards with ads on the front and I no/very little writing on the back. I have not been able to find them in Ohio.

  • pierced earrings - I like hooks rather than posts.
  • Chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet
  • Decaf coffee
  • Anything made with love
    • Computers (I don't mean someone should send me a computer, but I spend a lot of time on mine.)
  • Movies (ditto for movies) I would love recommendations
  • Book recommendations

No, Thank You

If you can avoid these.

  • Cutsy stickers (Hello Kitty, Kawaii, etc.)... It's ok if you make me something with them, I just don't feel creative using them myself.
  • Quilting-supplies or fabrics, I don't quilt- that would be a whole other life.
  • I don't journal
  • All jazz music, heavy metal, most country (I know, it's un-american)
  • Sci-fi movies
  • Most bugs
  • Spandex anything
  • make-up, I don't wear much
  • Cooked spinach - liver - mushrooms
  • squash (anything with a z or q in it)
  • perfumes and lotions. I'm not into scented anything.
  • People who send swaps or postcards without a little personal note. A line or two would be enough. I would love to hear something about you or your area.
  • Postcard dislikes:
  • multi view
  • cartoony animals/people unless it's cartoon characters
  • Oversized (larger than 4x6)
  • Handmade (unless the swap calls for it)
  • Zazzle
  • Vintage


I always send my swaps on time. I never mark sent until I actually mail my swap. However, sometimes it goes into a mail box, not the post office, so the post mark might not be the same as my sent date. If you don't receive anything in a reasonable time-frame, please let me know before you rate me and I will resend. I send all multiple partner swaps at the same time. So, if you see I have been rated by someone in your swap, you know I did send to you also. I WILL NEVER LET THE POST OFFICE WIN! I do keep track of my swaps. I know it's my responsibility to check on whether you received my swap, and as many of you know, I do. But it's also your responsibility to rate me when you do receive it. Thanks.

I promise to rate as soon as I receive your swap. (Unless I have a brain cramp that day) I appreciate thoughtful extras, but, they are not necessary for a heart. I will give hearts for good and/or caring work. If you send on time and it is the required item(s), you will at least get a 5. If you have a good reason for being late and let me know, I will be patient. Communication is the key. Sometimes life does kick us when we're not paying attention.

THANK YOU to my swap-bot family for all your wonderful swaps. You never disappoint. It's a real pleasure to belong to this group.




sherylk3 rated for PH: E Is For (Blank or Naked) #2 on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Egypt would be great place to visit.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Art Ad cards on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Wow the mail is ridiculously slow! It surely was not your fault. I call it Covid Mail Chaos LOL!! ! Thank you , Great cards!! Hope you had a great weekend!!
squince rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #117 on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: I’ve been to Cedar Point and loved it! I want to go back!!! TYVM!!
Response: Thanks, USPS. That only took 1 month! Another one coming your way.
Comment: I noticed the cool stamps. Congratulations on quitting, whenever you managed to do it!
Response: It was hard. I had smoked for 40 years. It did leave me with health problems: a warning to all who still smoke. That was 25 years ago. Yeh, I'm a tough old bird.
Comment: .Thanks for the card-I did not have that one...loved the stamps too.
Response: Whew! So glad you got it. I thought it was a cool card. 😘
susieq11 rated for Send a lighthouse on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: I didn’t know about this lighthouse!! That would be great to go see them all. I hope you do! Thanks for the great postcard and for joining!! : )
CrystalZ rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #113 on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: I love the postcards you picked for me! My fav is either the giraffe one or the one from Althorpe Island. Thank you!
marclively rated for Events Happening! on Sep 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Glad you found them. Thanks for the 💗
glennasgarden rated for P&M Blind Postcard Swap 4 on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: What a beautiful flower PC Thanks so much Joy for lifting my spirits!
Comment: Hi Joy, Thanks so much for the great Alice postcard. I love finding an unexpected bargain like that, so I know just how you felt. Thanks too for using a Maryland postage stamp!
banjobraids rated for 3 AD cards #2 on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: These are so great! I especially love the Calcium one from Singapore, but they're all super special and interesting. I'm the same way about ad cards, I always collect them. I have some from 30-plus years ago that I treasure just for the fun styles in them. I'm going to NC next month too, to Wilmington. Only for a few days, though. Have fun! :):):) Thank you!
Response: I'm doing Hilton Head with friends. I'm glad you liked them. That makes swapping more fun.
skinny52 rated for Girl Power on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Really great selection! Thanks so much! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Response: Glad you liked them. I'm being as careful as I can. You stay safe too.
Comment: Thank you for the Aruba postcard! It looks like such a beautiful place, maybe I will get there one day!
oldsoul rated for Art Postcard on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you Joy! A very special Pablo Picasso postcard, thank you. He's my fathers favourite. Take care now!
Highlander18 rated for Touristy Scavenger Hunt #2 on Sep 12, 2020
Comment: Wow - great cards, thank you very much. All new additions to my collection!
Kvwanderlost rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #114 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you Joy! Yes I think that is a moose :)
BusyB rated for PH: List 5 Series - Today I Saw on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Love your list and thank you for the cute postcard from Ohio with ❤️'s ! I think your list is better than mine. Lol Stay safe.
LadyJo rated for From Your Country - Map Sent Naked #4 on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the neat map card from Montana! A state I hope to visit some day! Yea, everyone will be glad to see 2020 leave! I loved the stamps you used!
debbiespoms rated for PH: 4 USA #3 on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you Joy for the 4 postcards.

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susieq11 on Aug 19, 2019:

OK, I’m glad you liked both mapcards!! : )

susieq11 on Aug 5, 2019:

(Sorry I’m a day late!)

susieq11 on Aug 5, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joy! Have a nice day!!!

Highlander18 on Feb 28, 2019:

WPS - Multiview Postcard #6 - You rated so very quickly - you get the star award for the fastest turn around I have experienced!

susieq11 on Apr 11, 2018:

Thank you for the PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! I looove the iguana and owl. We are desperately ready for Spring too!! OMG! xoxo

denimblu14 on Aug 4, 2016:

Happy Birthday Joy, I hope that you are having a lovely day :)

RyeRye on Aug 4, 2016:



RyeRye on Aug 1, 2016:

Happy Birthday Month!


simcoe54 on Jun 12, 2016:

The single postcard that you sent in error for PTG: "B" Is For, just arrived. It sure took its time getting here as I received your resend faster. I love the card. Thanks!!!

marinda on Dec 14, 2015:

Thank you so much for the religious building postcard! That was really sweet of you! :) I imagine the first pc falling down behind something at the post office, then some mail worker finding it weeks later and thinking, oops! Better send this off! Ha ha. Yeah, one month is very strange for domestic mail.

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