Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2018 1:04 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: June 18, 2018

Country: United States
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About Me

Yay Vegan! Being vegan is the best and most important thing about me! I love being vegan!

I'm a reader: science fiction, animal fiction, mainstream, and random non-fiction.

I keep a paper journal. And a blog, occasionally.

I'm a photographer and I print my photos up as postcards.

I enjoy art in many forms. Mail Art is awesome... And I especially love handmade cards and postcards!

Favorite Crafts

Photography My focus is urban wildlife. I go for walks every weekend and take pictures of nature; I love trees, birds, flowers and any kinds of animals that I find, including bugs and pets. Photography is definitely my passion, and I love sharing my photos with the world as postcards...

Postcards I've been involved in a (5 card) monthly postcard exchange since July 2008... and now I send out 100 to 150 postcards every month! I use desktop publishing software to turn my photos into postcards, which I print at home on a (very temperamental) high-end printer.

Gardening I'm a terrible gardener, but I still end up with more cherry tomatoes than I can eat! I'm mostly there for the photo opportunities. ;)

∞ Rarely: Drawing, Crochet, Book Making, Making Bookmarks

Fav TV and Movies

I don't watch much tv, but there are a few shows I like... Doctor Who (I love the new, but it all started with the old!), and I'll watch Firefly over and over!

Movies: Legend (the one with Unicorns!), LadyHawke, The NeverEnding Story, Ever After, The Secret Life of Pets, Serenity


Postcards I'd love to receive nature, animals or art postcards. But I'm not picky! I just like to get mail: send me anything, and then write something interesting in the text block! :) Also love handmade postcards!

∞ Other than Nature and Animals, I am also very interested in Ocean themes and Astronomy, Star Gazing, and Outer Space themes.

Animals I truly love all animals, even bugs, but here are a few of my most favorite! Chickens & Turkeys, Crows, Dolphins, Elephants, Equines, Foxes, Frogs, Guinea Pigs, Humpback Whales, Mice & Rats, Octopuses, Sea Horses, Squirrels!

Favorite Books

Oh my gosh, I love to read! I also love to buy books! I tend to buy more than I have time to read. There is also a big place in my heart for ebooks, I love my Kindle!

I enjoy reading science fiction, but lately I'm reading a lot of non-fiction. I love to read about nature and animals. And also an autobiography here and there.

Someday, I'd Like to TRY...

crochet amigurumi

stamp carving

drawing and colouring my own postcards

I ♥ Swap-Bot

Getting all kinds of mail certainly brightens my day, but I love to create and send mail! I enjoy sharing my photography on the postcards and notecards I make. I like to read profiles and figure out what I have that will make my mailing partner happy. I enjoy challenging myself occasionally with different kinds of swaps.

Yay, Mailbox Joy!


MMark rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #103 on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: Absolutely loved your letter. You are a great letter writer! And I appreciate the pictures. It added a little extra special. Thanks for hosting this swap!
Judykkm rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #102 on Jun 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Rift thank you for the gorgeous notecard and photos of the junco and squirrel. You are magical with the lens! But I especially enjoyed reading about your weekend. Thank you for sharing and I do need to start swapping again. I'm slowly getting back into it. I seem to miss the GR postcard exchange but I'll be better. Have a great weekend!
thepinkaholic rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #94 on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Natasa rated for First and last lines of a book No. 1 on May 22, 2018
amylou2 rated for Interest me No. 58 on May 15, 2018
Comment: I just LOVED the color copy! It made me feel like I was really reading a book such a great idea. It looks to be pretty good too! I will definitely have to pick it up!
WintersGift rated for Interest me No. 58 on May 11, 2018
Comment: I too love Orphan Tales! Def give Palimpsest another chance. Let me know if you have any other book recommendations!
knitterofhats rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #99 on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Enjoyed hearing about your weekend. Thanks also for the pics!
midteacher rated for Take a Walk series - April on May 9, 2018
Comment: I appreciate all the creative energy you put into creating this swap. First, the note card is stunning. I love that you made it yourself in addition to the hand written note. The shot of the Camas lily is my favorite!
heatherknits rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #97 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the newsy card - I love all your bird watching. This is a potential future activity of mine. Three weeks ago it snowed here and actually it did again maybe a week and a half ago, so I haven't thought much about gardening yet, but my friend gave me some seedlings and seeds so I am planning to do some indoors planting this week. We'll see how it goes!
EmiEmi rated for Flower themed Postcard Swap on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
jendoggie rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #98 on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great card. I hope your garden turns out well and it hasn’t been too cold. Good luck with the camera, they are a big investment, but well worth it, especially when you take such nice pictures.
aprilivy rated for Flower themed Postcard Swap on May 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much :)
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #96 on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: It's so funny how SB gets into patterns at times, and I'm glad you're in mine :) Loved the letter and photos - and I'm going to check out MAKE TROUBLE. Sounds fascinating! ❤️
alexandraemily rated for Random PC International #4 on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely postcard!
HappyMom rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #95 on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Your notecard totally made my day :) The photos are amazing!! Thank you so much, and I hope this weekend is as good as the last one. They sure go by fast, don't they??
tizzicat rated for Interest Me no. 57 on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: Oh dear. Being as a make a point of adding all books I receive through this swap onto my reading list, I guess I'll have to plough through it too. Still, can't be as bad as Proust!
Swan rated for Interest Me no. 57 on Apr 12, 2018
Comment: Good reminder of why this book is not my To Be Read list. Thanks for warning me :)
JadeFan rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #93 on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for telling me about your Sunday.
skeffiboo rated for Garden Postcard #9 on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: Wonderful photograph! We don't have cucumber beetles here. They're pretty, even if they are considered a pest. Is the flower it's perched on a type of Allium? I've always been drawn to plants with pom pom or spikey flower heads. Happy gardening! <3<3
Starforest rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #92 on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: I loved the detailed letter and crow notecard! Thank you 💖💖💖

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LisaWithAKiss on Jun 11, 2018:

Thank you for angeling that notecard swap Force me! I loved reading your letter and wanted to thank you for those pretty pictures too. Ducklings are so cute! Thanks again!

Traceyk on Jun 8, 2018:

Thank you for the postcard! I loved it!!!! :)

Gnoe on Apr 30, 2018:

Helleu my dear, thank you for your wonderful Blue Bird postcard! That creature is stunning and adorable at the same time!!! swoon We don't have any of those cutie pies here in the Netherlands -- I so wish we did. Sending you good vibes -- NO MORE BAD LUCK!!!

MarinaB on Apr 26, 2018:

Hello! Thank you so much for the wonderful tulips PC! That was really kind of you! It's one of the most beautiful PC I've ever received! Have a great weekend! ;-)

inkyplum on Mar 27, 2018:

Thank you for the lovely, albeit unexpected photograph postcard! It brightened my day! I’ll be sure to sign up to more of the TGIF swaps once baby is here and all is settled! Hope you’re well ❤️

kldncn on Feb 15, 2018:

Thank you so much for helping me with mail! I am sorry to hear about your computer crashing, and I hope things are getting easier!

Gnoe on Dec 8, 2017:

You are such a sweetie!!! Thank you for the adorable guinea pig postcard <3 Wishing you happy holidays!

Gnoe on Nov 29, 2017:

Thank you for your blue scrub jay photo card; what a gorgeous bird! And you're very welcome -- pls don't feel sore about not replying to crow envelope!!! Love ya :D

MelbourneGirl on Nov 21, 2017:

Hey, Thanks for the lovely garden postcard! We are so excited about your garden postcard swaps too - they are so much fun! We love community gardens. We use to live really close to allotments and it was so nice to walk past and see what was happening! ❤️

mariewilliams810 on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you for the very pretty bonus Garden postcard.

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