Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 7:44 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: September 24, 2023

Country: United States

Things I love

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

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

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

  • moose, elk

  • hummingbirds! and all birds

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, sea dragons, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • My Sweet Piano (Sanrio)

  • Duffy & Friends (Disney)

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

  • hearts, pears

  • Japan ,Venice/all of Italy, NYC, European countries, Antarctica, New Jersey

  • 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.

  • 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, religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa, winter scenes...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 (USA only)

I do not use : foam stickers , deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, fabric.

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 scented anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and nudes in art.

Please no animal cruelty, rodeos, hunting, dog or horse racing, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. I am not a bug lover however. Spiders are ok, most other bugs I can live without! That includes moths and butterflies. I do not use Ohio themed stuff either (only postcards), thank you!

About Me

Trying to recycle any envelopes I can so please don't be offended if you get one!

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 tabby cat, a tortoise and some fish. Yes, I am allergic to cats, but this kitty needed a home and I am in love with him! : )

Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love big cities and the ocean/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)

2023 travel: We have Florida, California and Japan set so far. NYC was end of February. Boston was in April. Planned a trip for our Leap Day anniversary trip in 2024 - we are going to Mexico City! : )

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, and 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:

  • Northern Lights

  • South America (all countries)

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • hummingbirds, Shima Enaga/silver-throated dasher, owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks and really all birds, who am I kidding?!

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

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

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • horses

  • domestic cats

  • Italy

  • Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, France

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

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!!

  • Alain Grèe

  • Marjolein Bastin

  • 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 Talking Heads, 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.


Comment: I've been to that lighthouse! Thanks for the postcard and thanks for hosting the swap.
Response: That’s so cool!!! Thank you for joining and for the rating!!! : )
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Scrap Envelope-September 2023 on Sep 19, 2023
Comment: CUTE, lol, I love the kitties, and paper variations. The SCREAM paper is great. Thank you for the fun swap, for the pcs, notecard and stickers that smell gooooooooooood!!
Response: I found the Scream paper scraps in some Halloween stash! I am glad you like the scraps I used, I love this swap! Thanks for hosting and for the rating!
dawnakaulen rated for PTG: Pennsylvania Postcard on Sep 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I agree snow is no bueno :)
Response: I hate it!!! YUCK! lol! Thanks for the rating!! xoxo
dawnakaulen rated for AUTUMN Postcard on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: Beautiful PC, thank you!
Response: Thanks a lot for joining and for the rating! Happy Fall! : )
Highlander18 rated for Handmade Envelopes 09/2023 on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️ Mega hearts - Oh my!! Thank you so very much for the four beautiful sturdy envies, labels, stickers (whale, too!) postcard and hosting!
Response: I am so happy you liked it! Thanks a lot for joining and for the rating! I love sending to you! : )
mysmashbooklife rated for Sticker Sheets on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much! These sticker sheets were such a pleasant surprise. I think they are all so cute. And the Capybara papers... are amazing! Thank you again!
Response: I am happy you like them! Thank you for joining and for the rating! I hoped you'd like the capybara stuff - adorable! : )
kydestar rated for Envelope of Animal Postcards on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Hi Susan, thank you for the great postcards. That's so cool you read a book mentioning LS.
Response: Yes, it was neat to know of it! Thanks a lot for the rating and for joining! : )
mejulia rated for What Are You Reading? September 2023 on Sep 11, 2023
Comment: Your book sounds interesting, I may try it.
Response: I did like it! I liked her other book that I mentioned a bit better, but both worth a read! Thanks for joining and for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!!
Response: Thank you for the rating! See you in another swap soon! : )
Piccolo rated for MAIL ART - Woodland Animal(s) on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thanks Susan! I love your woodland stamps and the dictionary is a great collage idea! Awesome job!
Response: Thank you so much!! Thanks for joining and for the rating! : )
MissChief rated for Random Envelope 17 on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: Wow, Thank you Susan! This was a beautiful surprise! so many gorgeous goodies! And I just found the schnauzer sticker! Goodness how adorable. And all the roses too. TY
Response: You're welcome - it was fun putting it together for you! Thank you so much for joining and for the rating! : )
Lolcw rated for Pick A Theme Flat Envelope on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks
Response: Hope you like what I sent - thanks for the rating! : )
KrystalCook84 rated for IFM: Make a List! on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: I have been to NYC and LOVED it!!
Response: I am so glad you love it there! : ) Thank you for the rating!
Ikat78 rated for TRANSPORTATION Postcard on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Love the Bangkok Tuk Tuks’ pc! The little pig with the envie stamp is sooooooo adorable. Awwwww, hand-stamped too. Thank you 😊
Response: I am glad you like it! And the rubber stamp! I got to postmark it 😂 They always let me do it LOL! Thank you for joining and for the rating!!! xoxo
manders2280 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #252 on Aug 29, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards! We are hunkered down for Labor Day weekend, the last three days of the state fair that's less than two miles from our home. We can leave our neighborhood but getting home is tricky if we try to go home at the same time people go to the fair. Parking at the fairgrounds is $50+ now and that might be why there's not quite so much traffic this year. There are many park and ride lots.
Response: I don't think our fair charges to park?? (Could that be?!) We park on the road right outside the gates and it is so close and easy to get in/out of there. Happy you joined and like the postcards! Thank you for the rating! xoxo
colleenbUSA rated for CPG Daily Q's #41 - US on Aug 29, 2023
Comment: I love the pc! And all your decorations but it ended up a little munched on. I'm the same with the school supplies! LOL
Response: Oh no....I am so sorry! Thanks for the rating and I hope you have a great holiday weekend! : )
metrognome rated for MAIL ART - Stickers on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks! I love the Stuff is Hard kitty notecard. :D
Response: Thanks for joining and for the rating! : )
CMBOND rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #252 on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a great selection of postcards ❤️
Comment: Thanks so much Susan!!
Response: Thank you! So happy you joined and thanks for the rating! xoxo
Vickyen rated for Places I Haven't Been #9 on Aug 27, 2023
Comment: Hi Susan! Always enjoy when we are partners! I have not been to any of the places you included pcs from but they are on my bucket list! LOL! Well maybe not Saturn! LOL! So much time and so little money - dang it! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Ha ha yes Saturn might be hard to do! Never enough time or money…but I hope to get to many more places I haven’t been yet! Thanks for joining!!! XOXO

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Bo on Sep 23, 2023:

Thank you for a MAW August and all sea/martine goodies you have sent me. I have already used half of them. 😁

MiRdLHWY43 on Sep 14, 2023:

Thank you for the super cute Scottie postcard with all the great book recommendations. I'll add them to my list and hopefully read them all by the time I'm 80. I read slow, so this may actually be true😆

dobie256 on Sep 14, 2023:

Thanks for the birthday greetings and all of the cool Dragon fly goodness. You spoil me! Enjoy this glorious weather!!

LadyJo on Sep 12, 2023:

Thank you for the fun fall stationary for my MAW September wishes! I have several people I need to write to, so this will be fun! Thanks for thinking of me!

LadyJo on Sep 6, 2023:

thank you for the WW August wishes of a postcard from a vacation! How cool to be in California! Thanks so much!

dobie256 on Sep 5, 2023:

I enjoyed our tea break today. Thanks for the fun dragon fly goodie. It makes me smile! 😁

anicka22 on Sep 1, 2023:

Thank you so much for the beautiful birthdaycard, stickers and postcard. Love Anicka

Stellaerrans on Aug 30, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful happy mail for MAW August! I love the stickers and the cards you chose for me... The Japanese card is amazing ❤

bethe on Aug 26, 2023:

Thank you so much for the birthday wishes, cute stickers and postage stamps from August MAW! I am very low on postage so these will come in so handy. Life is a little crazy right now but I'm happy to be back! It was great hearing from you :)

CariahCreates on Aug 26, 2023:

Thank you for the PC from my WW wishlist

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