Swap-bot Time: March 19, 2018 7:28 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: March 18, 2018

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: Thank you! I especially like the vintage postage stamps on the envie!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tea things!
Response: You're welcome, I hope that you can find a use for them. Thanks for the heart!
crochetjunkie rated for HUGE Craft De-Stash #6 USA on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for some cute stuff!!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks to you for the heart!
marhod5 rated for Letter Writing Supplies Swap #2 on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the letter writing goodness! Some of those paintings are new to me. I just lo e the impressionists!
Response: They have always been one of my favorites too...so happy that I could share some new to you! Thanks for the heart!
Kimmi50 rated for RJ - Rolo w/ a Showgirl on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you Mar for the wonderful Rolo! I like the image you chose and the Rockette’s are so cool! I love all the bling and feathers and thanks for the extra blank rolos. 💕💕💕💕
Response: You are so sweet, thanks for all of your compliments and for all of the hearts!!!!
Comment: Hi Mar! I feel like we haven't swapped in a while. I love the Eiffel Tower Rolo you made; the lace is such a pretty touch. Thank you for a very special swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: It has been awhile hasn't it? I'm happy that you liked my rolo and I look forward to swapping with you again...thanks for the heart!!
Comment: Glad your not shoveling snow either, I would rather pick up sticks! Beautiful bridge card, thanks!😁
Response: I'm glad that you liked it...thanks you very kindly for the heart!
sassafrass rated for OSS: Heart Happy Mail on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very arty heart envelope and all the wonderful goodies. Love the Mary Engelbreit, the little wooden hearts, the paper goodies, old pics, and the Virginia bumper sticker.
Response: Yippee!!! So very happy that I sent some goodies that you liked!!! Thanks for the heart!!
kgomez101 rated for Luck o' the Ephemera! on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: I loved everything! Thank you so much, I can't believe how cute all these letter sets are, especially the sewing pattern one! That's so awesome you're altering your clothing, I totally agree there's way too many clothes in our landfills. And have fun on your Japan trip, I'm so excited for you!! Hopefully one day I'll be able to go too!
Response: Awww...thanks so much for the wonderful response, I'm very happy that this swap made you happy!!! Thanks so much for the heart!!!
LizzyJo rated for UHM: Profile Based Happy Mail on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the wonderful envie full of so many of my favorite things.
Response: I'm very happy that you liked everything, thanks for the heart!
Highlander18 rated for P&M small postcard swap 6 on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Great card, thank you very much. Have watched a bit of your Nor'Easter - not fun at all. Nice stamps, too!
Response: And more overnight last night, I'm gearing up to get the snowblower out...thanks for the heart!
armadillogal rated for TF - Give me an M! on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the neat M things...I love those kinds of magnets for my geocache containers...
Response: You're welcome, I'm happy that there is something that you can use...thanks for the heart!
dawnakaulen rated for P&M Postcard Scavenger Hunt 11 on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! It is amazing you had a cat PC for every theme. An amazing swap!
Response: A couple were just a bit of a stretch :) I'm happy that you liked everything and thanks for the heart!
MadeByRori rated for CPG Green Random Envie - US Only on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Such a fun collection! Thank you! And I loved the postage too 💚💚💚💚💌
Response: I'm happy that you liked it, I really like postage stamps too! Thanks for the heart!
Highlander18 rated for OSS: 3-2-1 Swap on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: So many thank yous!! Do not know where to begin............the envelope is decorated very uniquely, the items you sent - Oh my!!! Huge smile here - so many Hearts <3 I will have to plan a very special project with the whale material, love the postcards, stickers and scrapbook items. You went above and beyond!!!
Response: I really tried to match things up with your profile, I'm glad that you enjoyed everything! Thanks for the heart!!
wm rated for Stamps by Topic on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: MIRACLES! It's arrived, stamped 8 Dec.2017 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Many thanks! I hope there wasn't anything other than the stamps in the enveloped because postal services resealed it.
Response: Whaaaat???? I'm actually shocked!!! I'm wishing that you had received the first one but at least you got the resend! And I'm pretty sure that it was just the stamps and possibly a note. Thanks so very much for the heart!!!
junemoon rated for TF: Random Acts of Kindness Day on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the package of surprises -- all lovely, and for your nice note, I enjoyed reading it.
Response: Happy to hear that, thanks for the heart!
DorothyH rated for I Love Ephemera Swap! on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Wow, great job of looking at my list 🙂 Lots of ewes and ahhs and I was going through the goodies. Thanks again
Response: Wonderful! So happy that I made you ewe! LOL Thanks for the heart!
Trader1244 rated for Give me an "A" on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Great batch of postcards. Sorry it took me so long to recognise
Response: Thanks for rating, I'm hoping that this means you are feeling better! I'm glad that you liked my selections. And thanks for the heart!
Artstamper rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R33 on Jan 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you. Love the fish!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the email...I've just responded Thanks so much for everything...and also for the heart!

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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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