Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 9:28 pm


Date Joined: July 22, 2020
Last Online: November 3, 2022
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I've started a group: Altered Playing Cards Only (APCO) --join us, won't you?

Hello, I live amidst the cornfields in East Central Illinois, USA.

Aquarius. Librarian-type. Pluviophile/Ceraunophile.

I love travel, so tell me about where you're from!

Camping and going to live concerts are things I do.

I exchange loads of postcards, and trying my hand at stamp-collecting. I love swapping ATCs and APCs--I host an ATC/APC swap group via Instagram.

Note: I weigh all outgoing mail; if I ever have postage due, let me know, and I will amend the issue!

Favorite Music

I adore music, and would love to hear about your favorite songs/artists. My favorite music includes Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, Phish, and most classic rock in general. But I love listening to new things!

I've been falling asleep recently to a playlist called "sad cello" and now, "midnight thunderstorms." Some "sad melancholy Chopin" as well.

This is going to be the year (2022) of lofi hiphop, "chillhop." It's been great for when I need to focus on work tasks thus far this year!

Favorite Television

Outlander. British television in general. Twin Peaks. Black Mirror. Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul. Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Bridgerton is so fun!

Have really been into The Witcher and Wheel of Time.

Favorite Books

I read a lot; any recommendations?

LOVES: LOTR, Dune, ASOIAF, The Kingkiller Chronicle, Circe, The Chocolate War, Tana French novels, Three Dark Crowns, The Southern Reach Trilogy, Discovery of Witches

Fantasy. SciFi. Nonfiction.

Recently Read and Enjoyed:

Lovecraft Country

Normal People

Little Fires Everywhere

Throne of Glass series

Mexican Gothic

Prisoners of Geography

Stuff I like

Any kind of ephemera--lately: book-themed or travel-themed, pop culture

Painted Papers, please!


Tourist-y postcards!

Stamps, stamps, stamps (used, from everywhere)

New or used stamps with state name




Cozy Cabins

Vintage anything

Board Games


Book pages

Folk Art--esp. Eastern European, Scandinavian


90's era music magazines



ATC materials

Junk Journal materials


Postcards from where you live--written and stamped!


Overall, items have been lovely. But there are a few things that I really don't have use for:


Kids TV/movie stickers--please no more paw patrol, minions, sesame street, etc.

Stained postcards


Overtly religious items


hibiscus rated for Halloween APC's on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Nice cards and I want to mention how perfect those backgrounds were for this swap…really good witch.. and we’ll all element made a good pair of apcs!
hibiscus rated for APCO: Non-English Text 2 for 2 on Sep 17, 2022
Comment: First I want to say .. your backgrounds are amazing.. very nice work..and the little chick is adorable .. thank you for two really nice cards and two also great postcards how nice of you thanks again
Comment: thanks great choice it is hot in ny once again thanks love the extra
sera rated for 3 BLANK POSTCARDS IN AN ENVELOPE on Aug 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cards!
blubutterfly rated for Ugly PC Swap #56 on Aug 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the ugly PC! Hope fall prep is going well, my spouse is returning to school next month and we are also prepping! I need more summer lol!! Take care:)
lyssathemermaid rated for Witchy Wonders on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all of the lovely goodies! 🥰
rkassman rated for AM: Memento Mori ATC on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the wonderfully creepy memento mori ATC and the extra bits!
Rrush19 rated for AAA: Frida Kahlo on Aug 2, 2022
Comment: Hello Karla, I love your Frida Kahlo drawing. Thank you so much for sending it to me.
kristenlyns rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #30 on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much! Love the cards!
papercraft70 rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Postage Stamps on Jul 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely APCs and the bunch of extras. Happy swapping to you!!
marineko rated for WIYM: FLOWER POSTCARD on Jul 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card! I love the decorations too :)
ddoherty6138 rated for MAE: ATC SWAP 3 for 3: TRAVEL on Jul 7, 2022
Comment: WOW - You created three unique Travel ATCs. You have portrayed a feeling of actual travel from the US to other countries. Lovely use of the different backgrounds. These ATCs will find a nice home in my collection. Thank you very much for all of the extras. Denise
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome assortment of stamps.
blubutterfly rated for WIYM: FLOWER POSTCARD on Jul 2, 2022
Comment: Thank-you for the lovely card:) Working from home sounds perfect! I hope you have a great summer!!
chimerix rated for APCO: Collaged Flower on Jun 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the really lovely APC! I love the colored background - how did you do that? And a big hug and kiss for the moon landing stamps! I don't have these in my collection and they are wonderful! You really made my day! Aloha
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #167 on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the awesome cards! Sorry for the late rate--this one went hiding from me!
Rottmom rated for APCO: Butterfly APC Swap on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pretty butterfly APC! Love it. :)
heidiblooms rated for Food or Drink PC swap on Jun 19, 2022
Comment: I LOVE these postcard coasters!! I've only ever found one before and I mailed it away, so I'm so happy to receive this one! Yes, Texas has a terrible heatwave. The sun rises here around 6:15-6:20am and I go out for a run around 5:30, and it's still in the high 80s! YUCK!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: HD/HP ATC -Black Hair Woman on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Love the postcard also.
Highlander18 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #29 on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much - love it all outside envie and larger-sized whale stickers and postcards. I grew up in Illinois - I had to look up where you live. My Hometown was Elgin.

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theshyone on Jul 23, 2022:

Thank you for the July RAK #1 ~ 2 Blank Edition Tausendschön Postcards! The postcards arrived today and they were such a treat to open and are so, so, so pretty. They even sparkle! I love them so much <3

sleepykitty on Apr 25, 2022:

Thanks so much for the great tarot cards for your April RAK! I love them!

tatntole on Apr 21, 2022:

RAK- April 1 and 2 of 3. Very thoughtful, thank you.

AJ73 on Apr 20, 2022:

Thank you for all of the ACT’s made by various artists. Now I know what to do so I can make a few too. You are so kind and generous. I’m still looking at them and admiring all the work, energy and talent!!!

grammypammy on Apr 1, 2022:

RAKS ~ March

Received #3/3

Thank you for the adorable Care Bear stickers! These are so cute! Thanks for all the goodies for this swap! I enjoyed receiving from you!

Hugs, Pam

user6937 on Mar 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for my March wish! pm'ing you :)

Krochet4Life on Mar 17, 2022:

You are so very very welcome!!



grammypammy on Mar 16, 2022:

RAKS ~ March

Received #1/3 from you and love the postcards, thanks so much!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Mar 14, 2022:

RAKS ~ March #2/3

Thank you so much for all the postage stamps!

Hugs, Pam

ittybittykitty on Mar 14, 2022:

Thank you so much for the tarot/oracle cards - they’re really lovely! Many of them are from decks I’ve never seen before…so cool!!

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