Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2024 2:48 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: June 20, 2024

Country: United States
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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, I'm sensitive 🙄
  • 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


JuneRosebud rated for TF June '24 Stocking Stuffer on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thanks, Mar, going right into my Christmas drawer=)
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating! Merry Christmas 🎅
Comment: Thank you. You dod an amazing job. I barely found enough to participate.
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart rating ❣❣❣
MisplacedfromPA rated for TF May '24 Stocking Stuffer on May 24, 2024
Comment: I am so excited to see what is inside the wrapping. Thank you. I actually put it inside the chest so not to be tempted to open it earlier than December. Hope to see you in future TF stocking stuffer swaps. Enjoy your memorial day weekend.
Response: I hope that you're not disappointed once you open up the package 🙂 I'm ready for the next series of these! Thanks for the heart rating ❣❣❣
tisha rated for Genuine paper ephemera swap on May 21, 2024
Comment: My goodness, did you spoil me Martha ! Thank you so much for the bulky envelope !
Response: Response: I'm very happy to hear that I appreciated your email message also. Thanks for your kind words and the heart rating ❣❣❣
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
CANNEKCUL rated for TF April '24 Stocking Stuffer on Apr 22, 2024
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for my wrapped gift. I have placed it with others to be opened on Christmas Day. I love the vintage themed wrapping paper. 🎄
Response: You're welcome! I'm saving mine up also! Merry Christmas 🎅
susieq11 rated for JAPAN Postcard on Apr 20, 2024
Comment: I LOVE this postcard, thank you!! We love Japan and try to go every year. I’m happy to have this for my collection! Thanks so much for joining my swap!! Hope to see you in another one soon. xoxo
Response: Oh my gosh, how lucky you are to be able to visit Japan so often! I'm very happy that you loved the pc I sent you. Thank you for the heart rating❣
Comment: Lovely wrapped box that I put on my cedar chest awaiting Advent Season. Wishing you a happy Easter. Hope to see you in my future thrift store swaps. Thank you for joining.
Response: Yay, I'm saving mine up for the holiday also! I hope that you're well and thanks for the heart rating ❣
fruitbat5150 rated for PS: 1 + 2 + 3 Animals on Mar 17, 2024
Comment: This swap was so cool, Mar made it amazing.!
Response: Thanks for the enthusiasm! And thanks for the heart rating!
marclively rated for Huge Vintage PC Swap #3 on Mar 10, 2024
Comment: thanks - great cards!
Response: I'm glad that you got them, thanks for the heart rating!
kydestar rated for 4 Vintage PCs #4 on Mar 5, 2024
Comment: Brilliant selection of postcards, thank you!
Response: I'm so pleased that you liked everything! And thank you for the heart rating❣
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating❣
CANNEKCUL rated for TF February '24 Stocking Stuffer on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Hi! Thank you for my wrapped gift (not opening it until December)—I absolutely loved the paper. Cool that you used a receipt to jot down your message. I also liked how you decorated the outer envelope.
Response: Thanks for so much appreciation before you actually opened it up! Thanks also for the heart rating! Merry Christmas 🎅
SasseyLynn rated for ATP: Scavenger Hunt #1 on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you so very much, I love everything you included including the Guest Check you wrote your letter on! Your postcard collection is impressive <3 I am afraid I might have played wrong since the items I sent didn't fit into a category but I really liked that touch! Thank you <3
Response: You didn't do it wrong! I just get a bit obsessed with themes 🤷‍♂️ I'm happy that you enjoyed the swap! Thanks very much for the heart rating❣
goinjenny rated for PTG: Cat or Dog Postcard on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome!
anicka22 rated for IFM: 3+ stamps on a postcard on Feb 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you. The postage stamps are so pretty
Response: I'm happy to hear that! Thank you for the heart rating❣
JuneRosebud rated for TF January '24 Stocking Stuffer on Jan 25, 2024
Comment: Hi Mar, Right in to my Christmas box this goes; yes, I do wait all year long to unwrap all my stocking stuffers. I am trying to build strong character that way=) Thank you!!
Response: I wait also! You're welcome and thanks very much for the heart rating! Merry Christmas 🎅
Comment: Hi Mar! What a wonderful package of pcs! You are so sweet to have included so many - this gal can never have too many pcs! LOL! All the best! Hugs, Happy New Year, and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: It was a lot of fun putting it together, I'm glad that you enjoyed everything! Thanks very much for the heart rating 😍
Panj rated for The Nice List on Jan 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you! 💜
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating❣
KeriandtheFlock rated for The Nice List on Jan 2, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks for the heart and Happy New Year to you❣

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Snaileditcrafts on Dec 16, 2023:

Thank you for joining the swap that I am hosting! Congratulations for being on the nice list! Merry Christmas!

kizzlets on Dec 27, 2021:

Mar--thank you for the bonus happy mail for the "Happy ALL Month Long" swap, you didn't have too, but I really appreciate the cool Japanese stationeries you recently sent me, they are amazing! :) ~kizzlets

Jjean on Dec 25, 2021:

Thank you - Thank you.....Wow, what a wonderful gift......... Merry Christmas..... will use all & so many, many colors!!!

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 20, 2021:

Now how did you know exactly what I wanted this year? Thank you Mar for my 3 Christmas CD's..One of which is Exactly what I have looked hard for and could never find any... A handbell Choir with Christmas songs. I grew up where our church had a handbell choir so is so very special with fond memories. This is for the TF March Stocking Stuffer. I open a present each day of Advent.. Thank you again~~Michelle Merry Christmas

Artistic on Dec 14, 2021:

So happy you're enjoying the envelope countdown! Did you DIY the box? :)

circularlogic on Dec 13, 2021:

I am over the moon with RAKs #3 and #4! I adore the darling vintage books about dogs and butterflies! And I will keep the seashell journal in my purse for writing down my 2022 musings! Thank you so much!

circularlogic on Dec 9, 2021:

Your RAKS arrived today! I opened #2 and am so thankful fir your thoughtfulness! Can’t wait to paint! May also use a couple to make Christmas presents with my nieces!

circularlogic on Dec 6, 2021:

I am over the moon with RAK #1! What a wonderful surprise! I am so happy to have this advent calendar, and I don't mind playing catch up at all! :D :D

All the best,

OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:


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