Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2017 12:38 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: November 18, 2017

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!
  • I'm a tea drinker but I don't like flavored teas.
  • 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


Comment: My goodness! You sent so much! I've had a great time squeezing and poking each little giftie, but am resisting the urge to open them, lol. Thanks for giving me so much to look forward to!
Response: Such willpower! I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to wait! I hope that the reality lives up to the anticipation! Thanks for the heart!
southerndevil rated for Send 10 Things Swap #5 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package! The Moda fabrics made my day!!
Response: Awwwww, very happy to have made someone's day! Thanks for the heart!
Sangria rated for Send 10 Things Swap #5 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you! The bauble is perfect for my glass work. I'll find something special to put it in. I love the postcards and the stationary. And the washi! Everything is pretty cool. Thank you!
Response: Very happy that you like everything, especially the bauble! Thanks for the heart!
jezb750 rated for City / Town / Village with T R2 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Hi Mar! Thank you for the nice card, I heard a lot about Topeka from a cousin, they're based in Kansas too. Best regards!
Response: I've never been to Kansas, you probably know more about it than I do! Thanks for the heart!
Mamamoose rated for FREE/AD #45 RELIGIOUS on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Love the postcard you sent! Thank you! Happy Easter! LOL
Response: Glad that you liked it! Thanks for the heart!
Momta3luv2Quilt rated for Just Randomness on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! Of course the fabric squares are my favorite, but I'll have a use for everything you sent😊
Response: You're welcome, I'm happy that you're happy! Thanks for the heart!
PeliKat rated for Writers Scavenger Hunt on Nov 8, 2017
Comment: Mar, I was so overwhelmed when I opened the chunky packet that was in my mailbox!I love the items you picked to send, from the yellow ribbon to the bookmarks, to the notecards and postcards, and the little silver notebook, and especially the adhesive ribbon! I didn't even know they made such a thing! What really touched me, though, was the profile based item: the Pug and Pomeranian coasters! How wonderful to receive such a well-thought-out package! I can't thank you enough! I would rate you at a 10 if I could!!!
Response: I really enjoy putting together swaps like this and always hope for exactly this type of reaction! I'm so happy to have made you happy! Thanks for the heart!
Tinker60 rated for P&M postcards scavenger hunt 9 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Mar ~ What a wonderful selection of PCs you chose for this swap. I'm a big fan of prairie dogs so loved that PC but the one that really interested me is the chandelier. I would love to see that in person as it must be spectacular. Thanks again for such wonderful PCs and hope to see you again in future swaps. A special thanks for the Peter Pan ad card - it will go right into my collection. I saw Sandy Duncan in a stage performance of Peter Pan in San Francisco 30 years ago and it was fabulous and I know I would love this show as well - thanks for sending it along.
Response: Awwwww...I'm touched by your kind words...glad I could make you happy with this swap! I love Dale Chihuly's work...there is currently an exhibition in NYC but I'm thinking that I won't be able to get the time even though I'm only 2 1/2 hours away. Thanks for the heart!
phenley rated for P&M postcard scavenger hunt 8 on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great variety.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: thank you, sometimes when i do the ratings from the telephone it stays unposted. Thank you for great swap anyway:)
Response: So happy to know that it arrived! Thanks very much for the heart!
judee0624 rated for City / Town / Village with W R2 on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the Washington, DC card.
Response: You're welcome!
animal87x rated for Paper - Junk Journal Swap on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: OMG!! I love this journal!!! I've been wanting to drag my sewing machine out of the garage for a while but now I know I need too for sure!! I really like how it came out! Thank you so much! <3 And thanks for the postage back :) I hope you love your journal just as much! Thank you so much for joining the swap! I'm not even sure I will use the journal for anything other than looking at all the neat things you added. I like the theme you came up with. <3
Response: I'm very happy...and a bit relieved...to hear that you like my theme! Thanks so much for your very kind words! And also for the heart!
EmilyT rated for FREE/AD #44 CRAFT fair or show on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks! I'd enjoy the ceramic art sale!! I'm glad you're enjoying the series!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart! I'll definitely miss swapping ad cards...
EmilyT rated for FREE/AD #43 QUOTE on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the quote pc! Hope the family fun day was fantastic!
Response: It was, thanks! And thanks also for the heart!
Lety rated for Used Stamp Chain Card Round 7 on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful stamps! I must confess, though, that my favourite is the Scar one on you enveloppe. Big fan of the Lion King <3
Response: It's funny how the random things are sometimes the most treasured! Thanks for the heart!
Nassenheider rated for City / Town / Village with V R2 on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Hello, thanks a lot for your card. Still don't have many from that state! Greetings from Germany!
Response: Glad to hear that you liked it, I'm happy to add to your collection!
Mamamoose rated for FREE/AD #42 "halloweenish" on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you so much!!!!
Response: Glad to hear it, thanks for the heart!
suepier rated for City / Town / Village with S R2 on Oct 18, 2017
Response: Happy that it arrived! Thanks for the heart!
CindyST rated for PRIVATE: City / Town with Q on Oct 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you :)
Response: You're welcome, thanks so much for being willing to do this private swap with me!
dawnakaulen rated for P&M small postcard swap 5 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you! Yes, my home is 5 miles from the ocean. I love it here:)
Response: What's not to love about that??? Lucky you!!! Thanks for the heart!

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damilola on Oct 14, 2017:

Hi Mar! Just to let you know I finally got your journal for the "Paper - Junk Journal swap" ! Let's get busy....

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 ! !

Margothecat on Jun 26, 2017:

two O/s and an S........... tools? stool?

Margothecat on Jun 21, 2017:

2 O's............ how interesting! Love the owl postcard - it is a new one for my collection!

Margothecat on Jun 16, 2017:

Got the Orca postcard today - no guesses yet lol! Thank you!

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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