Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2021 11:36 pm


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: April 10, 2021

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 anything with cheese! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!! I am grain free 😁

CHRISTMAS...about the only holiday I decorate for and I lean towards Christmas trees...any size and style 🎄🎄🎄 I put them in every room of my house 🎄🎄🎄


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! A few more...Elly Griffiths, John Sandford, and Fred Vargas

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
  • 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
  • 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


shirleyinCA rated for Mix It Up - Maybe? #2 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Lucky me to get you as my partner! I love your ocean themed items for me and am very glad you included the Cape Cod map playing card! What a cool Landshark coaster and your ad cards are terrific! Thanks for an extra. Cute envelope, too!
Response: Awwww, thanks for the enthusiastic response, I'm very happy that you enjoyed what I sent! Thanks so much for the heart rating❣
SharMarie513 rated for WIYM/ Themed PC Swap 3: Sea on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for those really great vintage sea postcards, I love them! And that notecard! I don’t have it in my profile, but I absolutely love sea turtles, and this card is beautiful. I may just have to frame it! Thanks again! ❤️
Response: So happy I chose that turtle card for you! And I'm glad that you liked the actual swap items too 😁 Thanks for the heart rating❣
Comment: Oh wow, thanks so much!! Are there really 5 envelopes?!? So far I have received 1,2 and 3 of 5.cant believe there's more! Lovely stuff, feels like a vacation! So many memorabilia and gorgeous vintage pages. I'll update when the other 2 envelopes arrive. 😁 UPDATE: Envelope 5 of 5 is AMAZING! You really spoil me Mar! 😁 Now where is no. 4 of 5?🤔
Response: I'm thrilled that at least 3 have arrived safely and quickly! I'm very happy that you're enjoying what I sent! Fingers crossed that you get the last 2! Thanks for the heart rating❣ Stay healthy and best wishes!
Comment: Wow, that WAS close! Lucky me to get the ones you did have. Thanks for being so generous - when I'm your partner remind me and I might be able to send you a skeleton pc :)
Response: I love your offer but if we're relying on my memory it will never happen 😁 I'm very happy that you enjoyed what I sent and I appreciate the heart rating❣
ScrapHappyGabi rated for VES: Linen Postcard Swap #3 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous! Thank you!! I love these so much!! Thank you for sending me these treasures! xx Gabi
Response: You're so very welcome! I'm glad that you enjoyed what I sent! Thanks for the heart❣
Sequoia183 rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - F on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Oh my Fido works! What a Fabulous Fun Festive Folder of flipperies!
Response: Fabulous feedback! Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy!
AJ73 rated for Paperback Book Postcard on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Martha. I love me Iris Johansen but cover postcard that you made. You are right. Iris is one of my very favorite authors. This is a great postcard for my collection. Thank you for playing this swap with me. Sincerely, Alma.
Response: You're welcome! I enjoyed the idea and searching for something by an author on your profile.
stiffneck78 rated for Holiday POSTCARD swap - USA on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for resending this. I've had to dig out some holiday things to resend also. I appreciate your time and effort. Happy Spring to you! 🌱🌷🌸
Response: It was my pleasure to resend, I'm happy that this one arrived safely! Stay healthy and best wishes to you 🌻🌻🌻
kizzlets rated for MJS: Mini Magpie Journal 2021 - #1 on Mar 17, 2021
Comment: Hello skinny52 :) Thank you for the mini magpie journal! I had a lot of fun going through and picking items out lol. I appreciate the buttons, tickets, ephemera, cool stamps and keys that you scattered in your journal. I’ve done this swap before and it’s so funny how tea tags seem to always be collected as well as fortune cookie paper. Collecting kwik locks was very interesting and I never thought of including that in my journal. Anyways, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I've done this type of swap before also and I've never gotten tea tags or fortunes, so funny! I'm happy that you're going to be able to use some of what I shared! Stay healthy and best wishes
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Response: Your very welcome! Thanks for the heart❣ Stay healthy and best wishes to you!
Comment: wrapped so nicely. Thank you. Placed it into my stocking till December. Thank you for joining my swap.
Response: Yay, another person saving their goodies for Christmas! I'm loving this series, thanks for hosting. And thank you for the heart rating❣
sleepingrover2010 rated for Walk thru the alphabet - E on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Hi Mar, Thank you so much for the wonderful collection of "E" items you put together, hi lighted in your note, and mailed to me for the "Walk Through the Alphabet--E" Swap. I appreciate the variety of the items you sent me for this swap. I look forward to using your different items in future swaps and other Art experiences I plan to do. It was wonderful to have you as my swap partner. I am sure we haven't swapped before and its always nice to meet new swappers. Over the last 2-3 months, almost all my swap partners are new to my swap experience. Colorado continues to have mail issues, both coming in and going out. Please be patient. Thank you! Barb B. sleepingrover2010
Response: What a lovely response! I'm happy that as a new to you swapper that I didn't disappoint! Thanks for the heart rating❣
Comment: Wow! I'm impressed. The John Lennon superman is great. The old car is cool. Tulips are my favorite and I love Holland. You did good! I love these challenges too. I'm a long way off from finding one in every category but I'm up for the challenge. Take care and happy hunting:)
Response: You're welcome and happy hunting to you too! I've just signed up for #8😁
Comment: Thanks for all the great postcards and extras.
Response: You're welcome! Happy Saint Patrick's Day 🥦🍏🫑🥒 I couldn't find a shamrock 😁
MCGalaxy rated for Christmas wishlist on a pc! on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list.
Response: So glad that the resend arrived! Thanks for the heart rating❣
CANNEKCUL rated for Oversized Postcard swap( edited) on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the very interesting postcard. I am going to have fun putting things together. The soup ingredients sounds yummy! I love peanut butter. Sometimes I just grab a teaspoon of it to enjoy right off of the spoon. haha
Response: I eat peanut butter right from the jar too, fortunately I live alone so I don't have to worry about some of my habits 🙄 I'm very happy that you're going to put the little building together, good luck!
Maggie249 rated for USA: Block Art Doll on Mar 8, 2021
Comment: she is wonderful you went above and beyond many thabks for you and of course a heart. and i luv the tiny budha many many thanks
Response: I'm so pleased with your response, thanks very much for your kind words and of course for the heart too❣❣❣
Comment: Wow, you did a great job! I love all the postcards you sent and thank you so much for the extras, they are always appreciated!
Response: Thanks so much for the great rating and the heart❣
Comment: I think you are the winner of most sent!! 11 Cards for a 3 card swap. I am blown away by the Maxi card - my first. Understand them better now. Thank you mega bunches for all you sent.
Response: You're mega welcome! Thanks so much for the heart rating❣
Comment: Thanks for the great linen postcards and extras.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!

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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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