Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2020 6:35 pm


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: January 26, 2020

Country: United States

About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • My favorite meal is cheese and crackers! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!!


VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap


I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few!

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!


I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's


I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Paper dolls
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • office supplies-tags
  • shaped paper clips
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like


THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • nothing scented except luxurious bars of soap...I don't use scented lotions and I don't burn candles
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.


Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks


MsBellaDonna rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter H on Jan 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pc and so nice to meet someone else from our great little state!! :)
Response: And for a small start we are not anywhere close to each other! LOL Thanks for the heart ❣
ginny19590 rated for EP: Let's Swap Ephemera! on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome!
basykes rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter i on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card. Looks like a nice inn--I like the gazebo!
Response: Happy that you liked the postcard and I thank you for the heart ❣
nannydino rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter E on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Hi Mar thank you for the awesome Eggplant PC...and also the beautiful postage stamps. Happy 2020 peace love light
Response: Whew! Very relieved that it finally arrived! I'm also happy that you liked the postcard and postage stamps! Best wishes, Mar/skinny52
carfra89 rated for Walk Thru The Alphabet - A on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the awesome goodies! :)
Response: Yippee! Happy that you found them awesome! Best wishes and thanks for the heart ❣
Comment: thanks for everything esp. the thread, nice color
Response: You're welcome, I'm happy that you like the thread! Thanks also for the heart! Best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Comment: Thank you for the adorable skating snowman card and the moda 2.5” fabric squares.
Response: You're welcome, I'm hoping that you find a use for them! Thanks for the heart and best wishes to you!
Comment: I will use all of the postcards, notecards, and stickers that you sent me.
Response: Wonderful to hear that! Thanks for the heart rating! Best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Hyshu rated for WIYM: Christmas Postcards on Jan 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart!
dawnakaulen rated for FPRU: ABC~ ad cards Letter G on Dec 29, 2019
Comment: Great choice, I love it!
Response: So happy that you liked it and thanks for the heart!
suepier rated for WIYM: Christmas Postcards on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard.
Response: You're very welcome, thank you for the heart ❤
Comment: Thank you for the re-send!!
Response: So relieved to hear that the resend arrived! Thanks for the heart ❣
dreamlady66 rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 17, 2019
Comment: Ty ❤
Response: You're welcome❣ Merry Christmas to you 🌲🎅🌲
Comment: Mar - your card is adorable and I love that Santa has glasses on! And I, too, love to dig into some cookies! Yum!
Response: So happy that you liked the postcard...thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas to you 🎅❄🎅
christy102194 rated for Christmas Postcards #2 USA on Dec 15, 2019
Comment: thanks! :D merry xmas! :)
Response: You're welcome❣Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas to you 🌲🎅🌲
1koolkrafter rated for Box of JOY on Dec 15, 2019
Comment: Where do I begin!!! First I have to come down from the ceiling...LOL Your package was absolutely amazing!!! And yes...it was indeed a box of joy!!! No one would understand the things you sent but a paper addict...LOL. I loved everything. Funny thing..."way back in the day"...I use to work in West LA and I know where that location is on La Cienega!...that blew my mind...LOL. Where on earth did you get some of this stuff? Good things do come in small packages...Happy Holidays
Response: SO happy that you really enjoyed what I sent!!! And answering where I got everything is impossible...as I'm sure that you can understand! LOL Thanks for the enthusiastic response and also for the heart❣Happy Holidays to you
rosealu02 rated for Secret envelope #1 on Dec 15, 2019
Comment: Bonsoir, merci beaucoup pour le courrier! Happy swap
Response: I'm so happy that the resend arrived! Thanks so very much for the heart❣
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and set another plate at the table. I love Prime rib. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Response: Come on over! Thanks for the heart and Merry Christmas to you also🌲🎅🌲
Comment: You came up with lots of great cards for these wacky holidays! Thanks so much Especially love the Greetings from Illinois as I grew up there. Awesome tractors pc too.
Response: That's pretty cool about the Illinois coincidence! I'm happy that you liked everything and I thank you for the heart❣
debbiespoms rated for Christmas postcard on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Pretty! Season's Greetings!
Response: You're welcome and Merry Christmas to you 🌲🎅🌲

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

MSturgill87 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing British package for my S&W March wish! My husband was as into getting this as I was, as we're both Anglophiles. LOL He even stole the recipe booklet!!

jukejan on Sep 24, 2018:

That PC from Japan was beautiful, when you are planning a trip up I would love to hear your stories!

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

Really enjoyed our meet-up in Barnstable Village. I hope we can do it again!

Angie on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK! And the fun mystery of solving who it is from. Tee hee!

BlueberryLady on Aug 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Jar of Cranberry Jam along with all the Cape Cod/Mass info- maps, magnets booklets etc.. I love Cranberry in any thing.. Hugs from OHIO.. You were very Generous ! !

Lady on Jun 12, 2017:

You are so right "white chocolate" is not chocolate!

Margothecat on Sep 16, 2016:

Wow - thank you so much for all the goodies! Love the alphabet stickers and such nice postcards! Thanks again - and thanks for joining the alphabet swaps!

Artstamper on Nov 23, 2015:

Hi Mar, Thanks for the great Christmas PC.It's beautiful and I love that it is a non traditional color.

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