Swap-bot Time: April 10, 2021 11:05 pm


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: April 10, 2021
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States

About Me

DEAR SWAPPER- TO MAKE ME SO HAPPY.... when you are sending out my (not postcard) swap if you throw in an empty candy or candy bar wrapper, scrap of gift wrap, empty tea bag or a recipe card .... all things I like to put in my junk journals. I would be excited to accept it.

I am an elementary school paraprofessional where I teach 36 children in 1st through 3rd grade.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 13, 15, 16 and 17. Eight years ago we added a Golden Retriever pup to our family and a year later we got a 7 year old Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican which is totally fun and awesome! My hispanic friends say that I am a total gringa... but I try! I love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish. I know enough to hold my own in a conversation, but not enough to read a whole book in Spanish and understand what I just read in depth.


I love touristy postcards. I am not interested in random postcards of cartoons, animals, plants, and objects. I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

I love art journaling!!! I love to use paint and old ephemera in my mixed media journals.

Junk journaling is my newest endeavor. Those digital printables are all over my computer files at the moment! I love making Zines, but haven't made many in the last few years. I hope to trade them again and see what others do with this amazing art form. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library.

Favorite Books

I have a book club that I started with a group of friends from church like 4 years ago. Still going strong and even figured how to do it via ZOOM this last year. I love to curl up with a REAL book.... no digital books for me. I run a couple book clubs and other types of clubs.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles... and now K- Dramas.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages


Old ticket stubs, menus, doilies for art journaling


ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican because I am half Mexican! The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Tea or Coffee or anything with alcohol. I respect all religions. and do not mind learning of your beliefs if you choose to share them.

Private Swaps

I love to do private swaps with well established swappers. I am open to profile surprise related swaps or a specific type of swap. Send me a PM and we can chat!


I always send out my swaps on time. I usually get them out at least a week before the swap closes. There are 3 different days in the month that I go to the post office. So some swaps are ready to be mailed weeks before the swap closes and a few are mailed just a few days before it closes. If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).


Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park postcard! I love the artwork!
Response: You are welcome. That was one one the best trips of my life and I didn't even have to go too far from home to experience it. Thanks for the heart. Maggie
alittledabble rated for Instagram ❤❤❤❤ on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the support and kind words!
Response: You are welcome and thankyou for joining this swap!!! Best wishes! Maggie
Comment: Love that roadside attraction--thank you! Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: It was great fun!! We got a lot of photos and videos there. Best wishes, Maggie
SGriffin rated for Postcard Trifecta #2 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card! I will take very good care of it!
Response: I am so glad you like it. Thanks for swapping! Best wishes, Maggie
Jayofjournals rated for Instagram ❤❤❤❤ on Apr 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely comments on instagram. Really made my day! Lots of love, Julia
Response: You are welcome! You are so talented!! I have followed you so that I can continue to see what you do.
Raven93 rated for Happiness in an envelope #101 on Apr 3, 2021
Comment: I love the Halloween stickers - so cute! And the stationery is cute too. Thank you!
Response: I am so glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Maggie! I loved the old-school, vintage feel of the Hollywood postcard you sent. Thank You!!
Response: Glad you liked it. I picked a couple of those type of pc's up when our family was on a trip to Southern California a few years ago. They are always my favorite. Thanks for the heart.
apocaleepse rated for Happiness in an envelope #101 on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute wallet card, and the stamp!
Response: I loved making that wallet card for you. I have made them for the young people who graduated from high school and put a gift card in it for each kid. They are a lot of fun to give out.
Cindymt rated for Instagram ❤❤❤❤ on Apr 2, 2021
Response: Thanks for joining this swap! Thanks for the heart!
arimails rated for Instagram ❤❤❤❤ on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Insta Love :D I followed you back as well
Response: Thanks so much! I am excited to have found some great Instagram accounts to follow. Thanks for the heart.
Sherry71 rated for Happiness in an envelope #101 on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for caring about me. It’s tough but it is getting better. I love everything you sent, Thanks 🤩
Response: I hope you are able to feel some happiness every day! Thanks for the heart. Have a blessed week.😍
DoLammSu rated for Ugly Postcard Swap #27 on Mar 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this card! ❤️ I really love the style and would love to receive more such „ugly“ postcards. 😁
Response: I was hoping I didn't offend you by sending it to you. I like art and that style is fun too.... anyway, thanks for the heart!
mailandart rated for Instagram ❤❤❤❤ on Mar 29, 2021
Response: Thanks so much for joining this swap. I really like your IG account and look forward to continuing to follow you and see what you create.
jandmterry rated for Sunshine in a postcard #4 on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard! I set a goal to read 53 books. I’m behind on mine. I am finding it difficult to concentrate to read at times. Love the quotetoo! ❤️❤️
Response: I am creating a junk journal to keep book quotes and so far so good. At the moment I am reading 3 books at the same time. I can't focus.
Comment: Thanks so much for the goodies and for hosting such a fun series of swaps!
Response: Thank you for joining the first round!! I hope you join us again!! Take care!!!
Comment: What a pretty destination! Thank you so much <3
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart rating!!!
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely postcards! Also, hello fellow Nevadan. :)
Response: Glad you liked them. I don't see Nevada swappers on her often so good to meet you!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Pc and your note. I hope to see Tahoe one day, but CA, OR & WA are next on our list, if we ever feel comfortable traveling again.
Response: I sure hope you and your wife can get back out on the road. As more folks get vaccinated I think things will really start to open up. I already feel safer here in Vegas as the older population, teachers and those in the service industries are being vaccinated. You must have a huge collection of postcards. I am quite curious as to how many you have now. Thanks for the heart.
hppyjessa rated for PC - Senders Choice #2 on Mar 20, 2021
Response: Thanks! I am happy to be back on swap-bot after a year off.
Kairbear rated for 5 postcards in an envelope #8 on Mar 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of cards! I love them all!
Response: Glad you like them. It is so nice to be back in the postcard swaps. I hope to add some to my art/junk journaling.

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MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


tcornell on Jun 12, 2020:

Wow- I love the quarantine postcards! So, thank you so very much for angeling the $7 Etsy Postcard Surprise swap for me, it is so very appreciated ♥

banjobraids on May 2, 2020:

!frida kahlo studio Very cool miniature creation by Elsa Mora! https://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2007/10/frida-kahlos-st.html

jenmcjen on Aug 27, 2018:

Whoa! The zines! First, this envelope - beautiful! I love every one of these zines. I like the ideas, especially the one of "people get to fill in." I'm going to def make one of those. The sewing one is so pretty! Having Milan Pasta next weekend! Juicy secrets are always fun to read!

So you didn't want anything in return, but since zines are a make and copy thing, any that I make, I will send you a copy. Oh, I'm making a "kinky" one for a swap - let me know if you DON'T want a copy of that. Meantime, for the rest of your life (or mine...depending) you will randomly get a zine from me in the mail on occasion. I'm starting to see how useful they can be, and also how they can be put together in different ways to make different sizes. Thank you so much!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

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rngstgstll on Oct 11, 2014:

Thank you for the awesome and wonderful and fabulous mail art created by your super kids. I love the house and the mountains, the fabulous tiger cat, alligator, panda, and owl! You are a talented household, clearly! Thanks also for the tags, we'll put them to good use :)

picupurcross on Aug 30, 2014:


Thanks so much for the zines, Maggie! I really liked getting these three little (completely different) peeks into your life! It's what makes trading zines so awesome! 😊 I especially enjoyed reading about your fairy village. So imaginative! Thanks again for trading with me! Have an awesome holiday weekend! ~ Joy

devilyn on Aug 17, 2014:

hello, i recieved my lovely zines for the tag. i was really pleased and i really enjoyed reading them, thanks for the little extras and i also loved the really cute photo address card that you sent of you and your family.

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