Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2018 1:34 pm


Date Joined: October 9, 2016
Last Online: January 18, 2018
Birthday: January 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Update: I'm not really craft swapping right now. Mostly interested in letter writing and the occasional postcard. I'll leave the rest in place in the event that it is useful.

I live in Oregon - I've been here 20 years already. It's getting very crowded in Portland Metro and I'm starting to think about moving somewhere else. Suggestions welcome! I grew up in the Chicago area (suburban and ex-urban) - it's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there now :-)

My husband and I are entering or second year as empty nesters, and it's starting to feel like our regular life. It feels unusual and special to have our sons in the house now. We aren't completely lonely though, our two little dogs make sure we have the opportunity to keep "parenting", haha.

I joined swap-bot for postcard swapping, but I'm having so much fun doing arty swaps, too!

Some of my favorite things: A personal note or letter, Mail tag, colored pens and markers, Really, anything colorful zentangle, little dogs, coffee, all kinds of tea, yoga, and morning pages (The Artists Way).

Favorite Music

About ten years ago my favorite radio station became an "oldies" station, and I decided it was time to branch out into new music. I listen to KINK.fm, a local Portland, OR radio station. It's a good mix of classic and new Adult Contemporary music. Who/what I want to listen to varies from day to day. On my favorite playlist you will find: Paul Simon Stevie Wonder Matt Nathanson KT Tunstall John Mayer Joni Mitchell James Taylor Bob Schneider Chris Isaaks Dire Straights Avett Brothers Fleetwood Mac and others I'm forgetting :-)

Favorite Television

We don't have broadcast or cable TV, but Netflix keeps us well entertained. I like Modern Family, Orange is the New Black, Grace and Frankie, House of Cards, Downtown Abbey. From the oldies but goodies file - MASH, ER, Friends...

I used to love a show called The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd (starring Blaire Brown) - anyone remember that show? It was never released on VHS/DVD as far as I know - something about the music rights. I'd be so curious to see it again, see if it holds up for me.

But, my (secret) guilty pleasure is Grey's Anatomy (yikes! It's getting SO soap opera, but I just can't stop watching...) AND, now my new guilty pleasure is Reign (on Netflex). Beautiful people, beautiful costumes, intrigue, romance, ahhhh...

Favorite Movies

We watch a wide variety of movies. It's hard to call favorites. Anything from the subscription service Film Movement is usually always good. They are foreign films - we get them at the library. I really enjoy foreign films, because I never know what to expect. It's fun to see different cultures, and wonder at the cultural references that we are missing in the subtitles.

Favorite Crafts

I am a new art journaler - I don't make as much time for it as I would like. I'm a huge fan of Lisa Sonora - 30 Day Journal Project, among other things.

I also knit and cross-stitch, but haven't done them in a while. Since starting on Swap-bot, I've rekindled my love of Zentangle :-) I also want to get started with ATCs. I've enjoyed Soul Collage in the past, and have done mini Soul Collage cards.

I'm just having so much fun being artsy again!

Favorite Postcards

I've started postcard swapping again! I just have too many postcards sitting around and I'd like them to be able to fulfill their postcard destiny. Also, I can't resist buying more postcards when I see cool ones.

I like postcards that are colorful, quirky or unusual. Handmade cards are just fine with me, as are cards in envelopes - especially if you think they might be damaged.

I also like Lantern Press, and have a good selection to send out. Message me if you want to do any sort of LP swap. My LP album is here:

See the links at the top of the page for my postcrossing profile if you want more information about my postcard preferences :-)

Random Goodies

I love all sorts of goodies! Surprises are fun :-)

If you want ideas, I especially appreciate:

washi tape

embellishments for papercrafting


blank postcards (see above)

unused postage stamps

tea bags - I like everything except plain black and chamomile

any fun coffee thing

ATCs - I'm starting to make these, so I like to see what other people do.

Happy Mail, yay!


iamred rated for WOW: • Washi Sample Bags • on Jan 11, 2018
Comment: It is now the 7th of January ... 16 days past the send date {12/22/2017} and 11 days past the day you said you would send it out {12/27/2017}. I have not received this swap from you nor any more communication from you regarding this swap at all. I wrote you on 1/4/2018, the message is still unread as of today. You sent me a message on 12/19/2017 saying that the current bag you have was already signed by me that did not have time to do this swap as you were going out of town for the holidays and that honestly, you didn't want to make a new bag. I felt your "honestly, you didn't want too" was in poor taste and bad swapping practice as you know from being in these swaps before that there is a chance you might have to make a new bag. You have been on several times since the 27th of December and even made and update to your profile on the 28th of December stating that you weren't really into crafty swaps right now. I am sorry, this doesn't exempt you from completing your commitments in swaps that you have signed up for before this update. I have been patient in believing that you were going to honor your commitment to this swap. If you make good on this swap, I will re-rate you a 3. UPDATE 1/11/2018: I got this today. however you marked this sent 1/8/2018 with no communication at all, with the message I sent still unread. Rating a 3 from a 1 as promised.
ckwini rated for Mail Tag Swap on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you Sherri for the thoughtful letter. I enjoyed reading about your adventures travelling and love the extra goodies. My favorite is the Arthur Conan Doyle postcard. It was well worth the wait. Happy New Year!
Leekoba rated for Mail Tag Swap on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies and letter! I also went to new york recently! Taos is very nice if you ever get to visit! Happy new yar, and happy swapping!
qwertzui rated for Everybody Loves A Penpal on Dec 4, 2017
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your letter. I'm going to answer soon!
MadeByRori rated for IU: SOC_Nov on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: I loved the letter and the stickers! I hope to write back to you soon. 😊💌
moonfayri rated for WOW: • Washi Sample Bags • on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sending on this beautiful bag. I agree with your comment...this bag is gorgeous!
Comment: I will write back this week. Thank you for the very long water and cute stickers. I'm starting to fill my planner with Christmas stuff already.
marclively rated for Buck Wild PC swap on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Sherri, thanks for the great postcard! Marc
iamred rated for WOW: • Washi Sample Bags • on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: thank you so much! =) can't wait to move this bag along.
zurdoswifey rated for Buck Wild PC swap on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome PC =)
shellyc rated for WIYM: Another Magpie Journal on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Hi Sherri, I've just spent the longest time going through each page, flipping over to read your writings, finding the wonderful surprises you left for me such as the cards, teabag... all the way to opening up the little nesting envies! (^-^)/ Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful and interesting journal with me, along with the coffee aroma.. ha! It's my first magpie journal received and I loved it! Many hearts ♥♥♥ to you... Here's wishing you and yours a Happy Summer too!
WLB rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #11 on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! I will have to check out Barnes & Noble for stationary. I have been buying mine through the Internet.
teresa110 rated for Pass & Paste--Late June 2017 on Jul 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you
user3654 rated for Buck Wild PC swap on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome PC with HK washi! I loved hearing about your safari adventure - that is a trip that is at the very top of my bucket list!
moonfayri rated for WOW: • Washi Sample Bags • on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: thanks for the washi bag and for the beautiful artwork on the envelope. I am so glad this made it here. It looks like it may have gotten stuck in a machine somewhere at the post office
Babsmomof5 rated for Buck Wild PC swap on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: You are so sweet to look for my fav blue! And the jellyfish PC is AWESOME! Thank you for the love you obviously sprinkled onto this swap! ❤️
squince rated for Buck Wild PC swap on Jun 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks!!!!
moxiekiefer rated for Buck Wild PC swap on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! Lame that your post office isn't super willing to put up with mail art!
Senoval rated for Buck Wild PC swap on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful car and Space stamps! What a great addition to our collection :)
PostcardAl rated for Buck Wild PC swap on Jun 29, 2017
Comment: Howdy -- thanks for the great card of early Everest explorers. I read all those books (from 1920s on) and I love how "old-fashioned" some of it was -- hanging out with no oxygen and smoking a pipe, just wearing wool tweed (no fancy high-tech fabrics), carrying up a lot of bottles of brandy. Now Everest seems like a crowded garbage pile rich people pay to slog up, lol. Yours in googly eyes, al

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EmilyT on Jun 20, 2017:

Thanks for adding to my pass and paste!

tiffkay on Apr 18, 2017:

Hey Sherri!!

I got your first Mail Tag and should write you back within the next week or so! If not feel free to harass me! 😜😋 haha

Hugs, Tiff🌺

tiffkay on Apr 18, 2017:

Hey Sherri!!

I got your first Mail Tag and should take you back within the next week or so! If not feel free to harass me! 😜😋 haha

Hugs, Tiff🌺

BooksTeaAndMe on Apr 6, 2017:

Hi Sherri!

Thank you for your reply to Mail Tag #2. I had so much fun reading though your answers especially in the beginning - regarding your favorite quote- "can I pick two? I guess I can, its not like you can stop me' haha

You sound a lot like me and I have a feeling we'd get along great - it will be a pleasure replying to your letter

Hope you have a great weekend ahead!


Hell0Z0mbie on Jan 25, 2017:

Hey Sherri! I am hosting a couple of deco swaps you might enjoy… Fits in Envelope Deco and Zentangle Deco - I hope you'll think about joining!! - Emma

redyellownow on Jan 23, 2017:

to RLS - I got your great postcards, but I cannot figure out which swap they were for - I don't see a user name anywhere. I'd love to thank you - if you are RLS or know who it is, please let me know, thanks!

EmilyT on Jan 11, 2017:

Sent home your pass and paste in an envelope today!

jaimierandolph on Dec 3, 2016:

Profile Check for Christmas Card with a flat surprise! #3! Hope you enjoy this swap! jaimierandolph

marinda on Nov 18, 2016:

Thank you SO much for sending my hedgehog postcard back! I am so so so loving the adorable hedgehog tape and stickers! :-) Have a wonderful day!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 15, 2016:

Welcome to AMMM!

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