Swap-bot Time: November 16, 2019 8:14 pm


Date Joined: August 27, 2008
Last Online: November 16, 2019
Birthday: April 16
Country: United States
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About Me

Hello! Welcome and thank you for taking the time to read my profile!

Here is a quick little run down about me so you can get to know me better. I am a stay-at-home mom. My family consists of my husband and our five children, ranging in age from 18 to 7. I have three cockatiels. I live in Arizona. Hot!!šŸ˜“

I love swapping on swap-bot. It is something that I do for "me" to brighten the otherwise mundane housework, grocery shopping, homework, carpooling, etc. of everyday life. I LOVE SNAIL MAIL!


Colors: any and all shades of green, my very favorite is dark/forest green. I also love deep purple. I especially enjoy green and purple combinations. However, I like all colors. I never met a color I didn't like!

Animals: I love the duck-billed platypus! It is my very favorite animal. I am fascinated with those creatures. They seem like they were made from a bunch of "leftovers" after all the other animals were made.

Also on my favorite animal list are: hedgehogs, Basset Hounds, cockatiels, mallard ducks, walruses, sea horses, and turtles/tortoises

Hobbies: Playing the piano, reading, soccer (I'm a "soccer mom"), crocheting, knitting, exercising, recycling, adding to my collections

Crafts: Crocheting and knitting. I also enjoy cross stitching occasionally. I have tried ATCs in the past and enjoy those, but only when I'm feeling creative; my creativity seems to come and go, usually corresponding with the amount of free time I have. (Which, right now in my life is pretty much nil.) šŸ˜„

More detailed descriptions of what I like are below. Feel free to read what you like and skip what isn't relevant:

Favorite Books

I love to read. For an idea of what kinds of books I like: crochet or knitting books, magazines or pamphlets; Harry Potter; Jane Austen; "The Host"by Stephenie Meyer; sweet/clean reads; always happy endings; suspense

I dislike sexy romance novels and books with a lot of gory violence.

Favorite Crafts

I love to knit and crochet.

Note: If you have no use for and don't know what to do with your leftover yarn balls, you can send them my way! I make little things from yarn leftovers all the time and I love to have variety in colors.

My collections/FYI:

Favorite collection: I love to collect NATIVITY Christmas ornaments. (Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, shepherds, and/or wisemen.)

My Other collections:

Anything with a platypus on it

leftover yarn balls

acrylic worsted weight yarn

nicely made ATCs (I especially love profile based ones)

jewelry (necklaces, bracelets, earrings for pierced ears), handmade or store bought

Christmas postcards, store bought, blank/unused

Postcards, blank (prefer non-touristy, but I like all postcards)

Advent Calendars

Other things I LOVE:

Here is my wishlist. Anything from this list will make me very happy:

stories or anything relating to adoption(s), (near and dear to my heart)

anything from my collections section above! šŸ˜„

Nativity scenes

pocket tissues with designs

scented lip gloss

personal address labels

Deco tape/washi tape

perfume samples

colorful pens/gel pens

Anything (postcards, note cards, images, etc.) in a language foreign to my native English

Images of sunsets on the beach

Baymax from "Big Hero 6", especially in his "fluffy" state, not in uniform

sock monkeys

handwritten letters. A letter from YOU would make my day!

Decorative bandages (Any and all designs or pictures)

decorative envelopes, store bought or handmade

gift cards to anywhere


Autumn, Halloween and Thanksgiving

exercise dvds, blu rays or xbox one games (new or used)

(Buttoned) hanging hand towels, handmade or store bought

Stickers (much prefer flat ones rather than pop up/3D)

potholders/hot pads, handmade or store bought

piano or flute sheet music šŸŽ¶


Holiday cards for any holiday, Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, etc., store bought or handmade, blank/unused

hair accessories, barettes, clips, headbands, etc.

sugar free mints/gum

Snow! Snow flakes and snow scenes. We don't get any snow here, and I am glad, but I really think it is beautiful and sometimes I feel I am missing out.

wrapping paper/gift wrap (Christmas, birthday, all occasion, wedding, baby, etc.)

A handmade (or store bought) half apron with pocket(s)

I am a fan of the paranormal, especially ghosts! I love ghost stories and personal paranormal accounts. I would LOVE to hear yours if you are willing to share your experience! (I am not a fan of the bloody, gory, dark, or evil, however.)

Anything from (or similar to) my etsy favorites

An advent calendar ( love advent calendars of any kind. I love the countdown to Christmas.)

Anything that has to do with platypuses


To whom it may concern/postcard preferences:

I love nearly all postcards, but here is a list of the postcards I particularly enjoy:


Fluffy and/or soft animals, domestic or wild, (photographs that make you want to touch or pet them)

Sea creatures, especially sea horses



Mallard ducks




Beautiful Religious buildings (outside or inside)


Hawaii or other tropical islands

Beautiful sunsets

Norman Rockwell




Vintage (true vintage rather than copies)

Non touristy

Multiview without borders (the pictures fade into each other)


Bassett hound dogs

Cats or dogs

Airplanes in flight

Rainbows (real life photographs)



Autumn leaves or other Fall photographs

Nativity scenes

Native/cultural dress

Books/reading related


Founding fathers

Holidays (any)

Black and White photographs

Anything relating to my likes or collections above

A note about postcard preferences: I mostly prefer postcards sent blank in an envelope if the swap asks for a choice. I love swapping postcards and it is nice to have a variety in my stash. However, I enjoy almost as much to receive stamped and written on postcards, especially if the postcard is from my postcard preferences list above, has a nice, longish handwritten note on it, is nicely decorated and/or has awesome stamps on the back. šŸ¤©


I guess I should add a "dislikes" section:

For recipe swaps: alcohol, eggplant, nuts, seafood, soy or tofu as ingredients.

Coffee or tea.Ā  I don't drink these.Ā  Sometimes I drink herbal teas.

Macabre, bloody, gory, or demonic

Skulls (although I love Halloween, this is the one thing I find too creepy for my taste. Interestingly though, I like full body skeletons.)

Foul language or excessive violence, erotica.Ā 

Sexy romance novels

Zazzle (or other printed) postcards. I'm not quite sure why. I think it has to do with their disproportionate shape and/or paper quality.

I don't do scrap booking or card making

I have all the notebooks, journals, note cards and stationery I need.Ā 

Not a fan of Monkeys and apes (with the exception of sock monkeys).Ā  The only animals I don't care for much.Ā  Again, not really sure why! šŸ™„

Thank you!


carfra89 rated for Upcycled Thanksgiving Card PC #1 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for this swap! I love the cartoon turkey on the card, it looks fried and crunchy!
Minjabali rated for Happy Profile- Thanksgiving on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: I loved it soo much! Thank you
Highlander18 rated for SNOW on Nov 10, 2019
Comment: Great card, thank you - wouldn't you like to be the person taking the picture for up close and personal? or even see how it moves.
pernie123 rated for NYUP Vintage PC #6 on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: Nice New Zealand church post card. Does not look vintage.
MissPaula rated for NYUP Vintage PC #6 on Nov 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Pioneer Village PC. My DIL said the woman in the pic looks like Cinderella's Fairy Godmother,lol! I'm sure you are glad it's cooling down, Summer in AZ is not for me, I like to be outdoors during the day!
Comment: Hi Marinda! Love the veggie pc and I have not heard of many of them as well! I am going to start trying to eat healthier, so who knows, I might run across a few of them! LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Great job with the stickers.
Comment: When I rcvd your postcard I thought "oh, no, why did my postcard come back in the mail"? lol Yours is so similar to the ones I made. OUr postcards had a few stickers in common but not too many. Ya know, theres that green witch at the bottom of your postcard pouring candy in her mouth....she reminds me of a vintage cartoon i once saw. Wish I could peel away some stickers on her. lololol Oh and coolio you used a vintage 1982 postcard! I saw that! lolol Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for a cute hamster and gorgeous horse! I really like them! Happy swapping!
Comment: LOLOL so cute! Thank you and have a fun Halloween too!
Comment: Thank you for the Hershey's card! and today is National Chocolate day too! lol
kittyhahahotbot rated for Kitty-0-ween themed postcard on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard. Esp. for using that wonderful vintage stamp. Dont see those that often! Love the glitter kitty too! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you!
KarenFife rated for Weather Postcard Swap 2 (USA) on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Perfect postcard for this swap! Great stamps and washi too. I love lots of snow especially now that Iā€™m retired.šŸ„°ā„ļø
Comment: Thank you šŸ˜Š
Whippet rated for Quick Pumpkin themed Halloween Card on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you my friend Marinda for the Halloween pumpkin card & extras. The color patterned papers I will us for my Halloween ATCs. Its always a pleasure finding your envelope in my mail box. I'm doing good. My mom enjoys looking at my Halloween mail. Happy Halloween!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card, die cuts, and stamped images. I love your story about the full moon, black kittens, and Friday the 13th. I love it when things like that happen, especially when it involves numbers, the moon, and freakin adorable animals. šŸ˜Š
Comment: Thank you Marinda for the pretty pink Washi samples, I love the marbled one. They will all get used making happy mail and envies.
jannieb rated for Dog Themed Halloween Card Swap on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the adorable dog card & goodies inside. Happy Halloween!!
Comment: Wonderful card. Thank you :)

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couchart on Nov 16, 2019:

Thank you very much for the lovely soap samples in the RAKs Only USA group, October RAK!

rainbowfizz on Nov 15, 2019:

Happy Profile- Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving.

kiddomerriweather on Nov 11, 2019:

UHM: Thanksgiving Card + Profile Greeting


I hope you and your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving. ~Suzanne

IDreamOfAfrica on Nov 9, 2019:

Swimming by to say hi!~


Janevey on Oct 30, 2019:

CPG Halloween Profile Bling - Global

Hello there. Happy Halloween to you!!


Mimosagirl on Oct 28, 2019:

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CPG:Halloween profile bling šŸ‘»šŸŽƒ

Heirloom on Apr 17, 2019:

A litle late but the sentiment is the same...happy birthday, Marinda!!

bb2 on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday, Marinda! I hope your special day was full of surprises, sweets and family hugs. God bless.

CurlyTea on Apr 16, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


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