Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2021 11:16 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: January 21, 2021

Country: United States

Things I love

1-20-21: I am up to date on swaps/ratings. Mail at my PO Box wasn’t yet sorted when I checked today. I am having surgery tomorrow and I’ll have my husband get my mail Friday or Saturday. I am not sure if I’ll feel up to opening it right away but I hope by Sunday or Monday! Please bear with me! I’ll update this as soon as I can! : )

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

  • POODLES, Collies, Huskies, greyhounds, Saluki, Borzoi, Shar-pei - but I love ALL dogs!

  • DEER,owls,foxes,turtles,rabbits and all woodland animals

  • moose, elk

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • Snoopy/Peanuts, Pink Panther, Sanrio , Moomins, Mutts (comic strip)

  • hearts, pears

  • European countries,Japan ,Venice, Italy, NYC

  • art museums

  • books, libraries, reading

  • stationery, greeting cards, note cards, stickers

  • POSTCARDS! I like them blank and unwritten. I do not like ad cards unless they show one of my "likes". If I sign up for a written/stamped postcard swap, please send it that way. I collect blank and written postcards! Thank you!

  • I am a Taurus & love Zodiac-related items. Also Year of the Dog from the Chinese Zodiac.

  • NJ Devils, NY Mets.

  • Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. I like tea but simple flavors. Please no Earl Grey, and please nothing apple (allergic) or plain cinnamon! (Chai is ok though!) If you have decaf I'll take it!

Favorite Movies

Wizard of Oz

Favorite Books

I will read fiction & non-fiction, but do not like sci-fi or romance. A romance in literary fiction is fine, I just don't like over the top romance books or chick lit.

If you send me a postcard or swap: Tell me a must-read or your personal favorite(s).


I am not interested in ANYTHING political or religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa...that kind of stuff! : ) I appreciate that!

Please join me in any of my groups: International Fun Mail, Postcard trading group, Make A Wish (intl wishlist), Wonderful Wishes

I do not like/need scrapbooking supplies/raised stickers , deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, paper scraps, craft supplies (not my thing and won't be used). PLEASE no! I DO LOVE rubber stamps. New or used. I am hardly creative with them, make lots of smears, but I still enjoy using them on postcards and letters! ; )

I enjoy postcards sent unwritten in an envelope, but "naked" is fine too - I save all postcards. Whatever's easy - you won't get a complaint from me unless there's a choice on how to send it and I have made a comment. I do not like ad cards unless they somehow relate to any of my "likes".
Typically handmade postcards are not my favorite,but I have a few really cool ones that I've received! I do not really collect vintage postcards unless they are of topics on my likes list.

I am allergic to cigarette smoke and cat hair and apples. The one scent I despise is cinnamon! Please, please, please no cinnamon anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and the like - nudes in art welcome too. Please no animal cruelty,rodeos,hunting, dog or horse racing, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. Also no bugs please. : /

About Me

I live with my husband in Columbus, OH. I got married on 2/29/12; Leap Day! Yes, on purpose. I have no children. I am from New Jersey and miss it!

We are down to a standard poodle, a tortoise and fish. Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love the ocean and beaches and anything to do with them. I love to travel and try to take one "big" vacation a year. My dream is to make it to Australia and The Maldives. (Of course not in the same trip)
This year I’ll be going to Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague.(that was fantastic!) Italy and Switzerland (postponed!), and Japan (most likely postponed!). (Three separate trips)

I enjoy making friends here in the USA and all over the world.

Please read

I want to be sure everyone receives what I sent, so PLEASE let me know if you didn't get a swap from me. I will resend if necessary. I rate daily. If I will be away, I will post it on my profile. Please have the courtesy to rate me. This is part of the agreement in a swap! I want to be sure my partner gets what I've sent. Please let me make it right before rating me poorly. I have all letters and packages weighed at the post office, but will try to use stamps whenever possible. This is for fun; it is not life or death!! I am not here to rate poorly! I just want to get something in line with swap requirements in return for what I send! I will always message partners to be sure they got a swap from me if I haven't been rated. I will also let a partner know if I haven't received a swap in a reasonable amount of time. Please do the same for me! Thanks to everyone.

Looking for...

I am in search of poodle postcards (new or vintage, written on or not) and really all things with poodles on them. If you have anything, maybe we can arrange a private swap. I have lots of different things to swap. Let me know! : )

Anyone have any postcards of:

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

  • Space, the Moon, NASA (and similar agencies worldwide), astronauts, etc.

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

  • the Netherlands

  • all birds, but especially owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me these postcard wishes!!

I will also do a private swap for new or vintage unwritten post cards in an envelope. Just PM me!


Things I really like!

  • postcards. I especially love my postcards blank! (If I sign up for a written postcard swap, please send it that way though) Animals, cute drawings, Marjolein Bastin,coffee, Touristy (esp. skyscrapers & subways) art, B&W, baseball stadiums, maps, Mayan ruins, maps,Tokyo, NYC, New Jersey, unique non-touristy - try me!! ....!!!!! Any and all! See my "loves" at top too, thank you! You can't go wrong sending me an animal postcard. Anything but bugs, please.

  • envelopes and airmail envelopes

  • stickers

  • note cards

  • stationery

  • anything with poodles

  • anything with Snoopy and Peanuts

  • The Who

  • Beaches!! I LOVE beaches!

  • Alain Grèe

  • New York City - I was born there and raised close by and it is my absolute favorite place on Earth!

Music I Like

The Who!!!! Also like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joan Jett, Duran Duran,Joy Division, New Order, Pixies,B-52's, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Smiths, Ramones,Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen and 80's "new wave",jazz.
Too many to name! Some day I'll make a big list! Love attending concerts.


simcoe54 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8B on Jan 21, 2021
Comment: Great postcards and extra stamps. Always love opening mail from you! Thanks
LadyJo rated for Send 3 From the List #16 on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you again for a nice selection of items! Hope you are doing well!
xninolax rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 29 on Jan 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envie of fun which popped in my mailbox just now! Such great items you've included!! And so diverse! Loving it. Thank you <3
diesel101 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #206 on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan! Thank you for the lovely postcards and goods! I especially loved the Disney and map cards! Take care x
rhinoluvr rated for Beach Postcard on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan! 👋 Thank you So much for the Sunny 🌞 😎 Fort Myers Beach 🏖 postcard. I especially like the hockey player postage!! 🏒 it wasn’t canceled- the image side, at the bottom is - 10 Dec 2020. 🤔 USPS is so wacky right now. I love the happy mail 💗sticker too & your cheery message. 🤗 take care, Happy New Year! 🥳
Comment: Thanks for the great mix of postcards! You're right, the title on that bird postcard is hilarious! :) I appreciate the SwapBot postcard too.
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Comment: Thank you for another amazing mail. I am totally in love withe cute notecard!
rhinoluvr rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #19 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Hi Susan! 👋 Thank you So Much for the great envelope you sent me for this swap. I admired it for a long time before opening it. I 💗 all the postage stamps, stickers, & rubber stamps. Inside was even better!: astronauts postcard, envelope & mini envie of excellent stickers, labels & paper bits. You’ve spoiled me with this great Happy Mail. 💌📬 Thank you so much! A hundred hearts 💕 take care 🤗
Comment: Thanks for resending. Rich
Response: Yay, very happy you got these!!! Thanks for the rating!
denimblu14 rated for New Year’s Card 2021 on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much Susan as always for the wonderful array of postcards and also for the New Year's card with a nice positive message.I hope that your weekend is going well :)
Response: Thank you for the rating!!! So happy you joined! I’m glad you like the postcards too!! xoxo
Comment: Thanks for all of the fun pink and red goodies I love it.
Response: Thank you for the rating! I’m happy you like what I sent! : )
Highlander18 rated for Touristy Scavenger Hunt #4 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Fantastic cards - all of them!!! Humpback I guess would have to be my favorite and new for my collection. Thank you very much and thank you for hosting.
Response: Oh I adore humpback whales. Such magnificent animals! Thanks for the rating and I’m happy you joined!!! : )
Highlander18 rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #22 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Mega hearts! Thank you so very much for the fantastic cards - especially the very new and unique whale cards. Thank you for hosting.
Response: Awwww I’m happy you liked them! Thanks for joining and for the nice rating! : )
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #206 on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for cards!
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the rating!
debbiespoms rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #207 on Jan 6, 2021
Comment: Wow, Two in the same day for this swap! My other partner's came today too. This got here fast to say the least! Which is so good! I absolutely love the PC's you sent me! Especially the Coyote! Which will be added to my collection. I really need to get me another photo album. I've ran out of room for collections, ha! Thank you again & Happy New Year Susan!
Response: Thank you for the rating! I’m glad I sent you a coyote postcard you didn’t have yet! Hope your month is going well! xoxo
heatherc rated for Snow Postcard on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Colorado looks beautiful with snow! Thanks and Happy New Year!
Response: I thought that was such a pretty scene! Thank you for joining the swap and for the rating! : )
anicka22 rated for Random Envelope 7 on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Mail from you is always so much fun! Thank you for being awesome. Hope your back is hurting a little less.
Response: I feel the same about mail from you!!! So happy you liked the swap and glad you joined! xoxo
jeka396 rated for Handmade Envelopes - December 2020 on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envies, you always use beautiful paper!
Response: You’re welcome!!! Happy you joined and thank you for the rating!

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Highlander18 on Jan 21, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful Birthday Card!

sherba31 on Jan 20, 2021:

Hi Susan! Thanks for the happy mail notecards and labels. Positive healing vibes going out to you for your surgery tomorrow! Hoping for success so you can get back to your life! Take care.

LahDeeDah on Jan 19, 2021:

Sparkles galore! I love it! Thank you for the birthday card and stickers. How great is it that they arrived on my actual birthday? I appreciate your thoughtfulness.

January Wonderful Wishes

P. S. The little ice skaters on the envie are too cute!

anicka22 on Jan 19, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely wta prize ! Hugs

Highlander18 on Jan 16, 2021:

Huge thank you for Daisy stickers WW.

Highlander18 on Jan 16, 2021:

Huge thank you for Daisy stickers WW.

shtrqueen on Jan 15, 2021:

Thanks so much for the card and stickers for Make a Wish - December. I hope you're doing well. Happy Swapping!

tcornell on Jan 14, 2021:

Susan, thank you so much for the awesome Valentine's Day random envie! So much fun stuff in here! Jan 2021 WW ~Tracy ♥

kiddomerriweather on Jan 13, 2021:

Thank you for the touristy PC's, PC stamps, Valentine's goodies, and raccoons you sent for my January WW! I love absolutely all of it! I've already stored one of the raccoons and hotel PC's away in my collection album. =D

lasciviouskisses on Jan 7, 2021:

Thank you for the Make a Wish - Dec card and Ariel postcards! Also, the bunny sticker with a gift box you used to decorate the envie looks exactly like one of my bunnies, haha! Have a great new year ahead.

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