Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2018 9:22 pm


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Last Online: February 20, 2018
Birthday: August 6
Country: United States
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My Ratings


I'm back on swap-bot after being away for a 10 year hiatus. In 2007, I left this site, swapping, crafting and many other things in my life after a personal life event changed everything for me (negatively) for many years. I am aware of my negative ratings and have done what I can to correct the situation with the individuals I did not send swaps to 10 years ago. I have made up the swap to the one person that is still on this site and she has changed my "1" rating to a "3." I have reached out to the other person that I owe a swap to, but they have not been on this site for many years, and, as of now, I have not heard anything back from them. As you can see, prior to that incident and ever since my return, all of my ratings have been 5s. if you need more details before considering me for a swap, please send me a message and I will gladly respond.

Postmarks/Due Dates

I work very late and very long hours. I most frequently use my Firm's mailroom to send out mail as I don't have many opportunities to make it to the post office during business hours. What this means is that sometimes, depending on how busy the mailroom is, items I send out are not processed until the next day and the postmark will be a day late. This is also true if I make it to the post office closest to me that is open late because even though the post office is open until 10pm, all mail received after 5pm is postmarked with the next day's date. ALL MAIL I SEND OUT ON SATURDAYS WILL HAVE MONDAY'S POSTMARK.

If this is a problem for you and you are going to rate me down because of the one date difference in postmarking, please let me know so I can make sure this doesn't happen with your happy mail. Thanks!

About Me

My name is Ellie, I'm 42 years old and I live in Staten Island, NY with my 25 year old son and my two fur babies (two year old kitties named Princess Fancy Catalina and Captain Schmancy McFluffyPants). I love to read, write, experiment with new art techniques, and learn all that I can from others. I love spending time with family and friends. I have a passion for traveling and love to take pictures (although I am far from being professional). My dream trip is to safari in Africa. I have a small obsession with food and enjoy trying new flavors as often as possible. My favorite restaurant is in Copenhagen and I would eat there every day if I could. I went sky diving for my 30th birthday and would love to do it again - I think. I love a challenge and anything that makes me rethink what I thought I already knew.

Favorite Music

I love music and have an extremely wide range of interests. I enjoy everything from classical and opera to hard rock, pop, 80s hair band, freestyle, Broadway show tunes, jazz, rag, Christmas music, polkas and pretty much anything that doesn't include screaming death metal or hardcore rap.

You can find Frank Sinatra, Andrea Bocelli, Katie Perry, Madonna, The Who, Rush, Mozart, Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Ozzy, GaGa, Bo Jovi, Billy Joel, Bing Crosby, Green Day, Sublime and so many others playing on my Pandora because why limit yourself and when my mood determines my music and my music determines my mood, I like endless possibilities!

Favorite Movies

The older the better. Love Betty Davis, Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietricht, Sofia Lauren - all of them!

80s movies (The Breakfast Club, Stand By Me, Mannequin, Can't Buy Me Love)

Star Wars (Episodes IV, V, VI)

A Clockwork Orange

Musicals ( The Sound of Music, Grease, Singing in the Rain, Mary Poppins, Annie, Rocky Horror Picture Show)

The Godfather

Sophie's Choice

Young Frankenstein

History of the World

The Wizard of Oz

Gone with the Wind

Taxi Driver


I usually prefer dramas and absolutely hate blood & gore horror films and the kinds of comedies that Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Ben Stiller, etc. star in.

Favorite Television

I don't have regular television/cable, so everything I watch has to be on Netflix or Hulu.



This is Us

The Golden Girls

Orange is the New Black

The Ranch

Sons of Anarchy


Doctor Who


Chef's Table

The Mind of a Chef

One Day at a Time

The Path

Stranger Things

Favorite Crafts

card making

pocket letters


altered books/junk journals


art dolls

any type of paper crafting

a few things that are not paper related.

Things I Love

Other things I love include:




anything kawaii

stationary, letter sets, memo pads


sticker flakes

Toki Doki/Hello Kitty/My Melody/Little Twin Star

Strawberry Shortcake/Rainbow Bright/Smurfs/Care Bears/anything similar from the 80s

the colors pink, turquoise and silver

anything glittery

black & white photography

washi tape

vintage ephemera

street art (love Banksy!)

exchanging letters/pen pals


patterned and/or textured paper

Alice in Wonderland

Audrey Hepburn


reading, writing


cooking/food/cookbooks/traveling for food

learning something new

things that are quirky

Postcard Preferences

I am happy with both enveloped and naked postcards.

I prefer not to have a postcard with multi-views or a picture of some touristy place with the name of it written all over it.

I do like postcards with any of the things I mentioned above (unicorns, fairies, mermaids, Hello Kitty, street art, etc.), but I also like:


abandoned buildings/objects



If you don't have anything in your stash that fits my preferences, send what you have - I am not easily offended by things, so send what interests you so I can learn something about you.

Things I Don't Like


candy with nuts in it

very dark chocolate

cinnamon, mint and coconut (eeewwwwwww - yuck! - blech!)

touristy postcards

fabric (I can't sew to save my life - not even a button, so it would just be wasted on me)

ric rac

magnets/key chains

the colors orange, yellow and green

shabby chic/country style


bettespages rated for Postcard craze senders choice #2 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Hey neighbor! Thanks for the postcard!
Karen07 rated for Postcard craze senders choice #2 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for an awesome card!
nikkihc rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #21 on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: I've always been so intrigued by Ground Hog Day! It's funny how folks once thought that one little animal's shadow could dictate the seasons.😊 I really love the card you sent. Can't quite figure out what it is but it almost looks like something right out of Doctor Who.💙 Thank you!
jeepermom rated for Lighthouse PC Swap on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card! It would be awesome to have lighthouses close enough to explore. We can only visit when we go on vacation. Thank you again!
keeru1689 rated for Tourist Postcard - My city on Feb 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the PC! I visited NYC recently and I absolutely loved it!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 51! on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: Everyone has a happy place, mine is Panama. I plan to move there when I finally finish with at least a bachelors here, I already have a place to live with my host family from when I studied abroad.
Ydacha rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #10 on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Thank for nice card!
japn rated for Postcard craze senders choice #2 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: thank you love the wine
SatisHuman rated for Kitty Kat Love 1 on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and the amazing quote!
dvmac rated for NYUP: Send some Art - January on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: It's definitely interesting. I would like to hear his explanation of it. Thanks!
mle rated for Expand my Vocab PC swap USA #10 on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Great words!
squince rated for Kitty Kat Love 1 on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
itsnobody rated for Tourist Postcard - My city on Feb 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice rainbowy PC of NYC. I love it
Comment: LOVED my postcard!!! THANK YOU!!!
Lina279 rated for Sweet! This isn't a bill! PC INT on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot!I love it!
young46356 rated for AN Big (Wild) Cats on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Great card and info, thanks.
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 51! on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Hello Ellie, Thank you For the very beautiful postcards you sent for this swap. They will be a wonderful addition to my Postcard Collection. . I am always looking for neat postcards to add to my Postcard Collection. Thank you for swapping with me. Barb sleepingrover2010

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Lonestarchild on Jul 29, 2017:

OVER THE TOP! I received yet ANOTHER package from you to day for the Big One Swap. Really -- no words. This is the most generous and thoughtful swap I have ever received. You sent me an envie full of fun stuff, 2 Huge (not dollar store!) crossword puzzle books, handmade socks from Etsy and today a STUNNING handmade leather journal arrived. (love it so much, have ordered something from their website!) Speechless. Not enough thank-yous for all this!!!!

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