Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2017 9:34 pm


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Last Online: September 20, 2017
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 three individuals I did not send swaps to 10 years ago. Of the three, 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 two partners that I never sent 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


HelenG6 rated for Where You Live (PC) - September 2017 on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the night view of NYC. One of Hubby's favourite locations to go is NYC, and he usually visits annually.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful unicorn PC and all the unicorn facts!
Lantana149 rated for Postcard with a Quote...Rnd Seven on Sep 20, 2017
Comment: I love the PC!!! One of my new favorites....where did you find these? And the quote is one to always remember, "be yourself". Many Thanks!
Comment: VERY cool postcard! Thanks also for the interesting mermaid facts! :)
patchworkchickadee rated for Lyrics on a PC -USA on Sep 18, 2017
Comment: I'm sorry you had to resend, Ellie. :( Thank you!
jendoggie rated for Postcard with a Quote...Rnd Seven on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: What a great quote. Now if I can only live by it.
CavalierCommunications rated for Postcard Swap - Dogs on Sep 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful dog post card. I really love it. Such a cute dog on the front :)
Toby2017 rated for Hello Stranger PC Swap US Aug2017 on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: LOVE the collie postcard!! I, myself, have lived all my life in Missouri. It is definitely quiet where I live, but I also only have about a 5 minute drive to work...lol! I so want to visit NYC!!!
ginny19590 rated for Send Anything: August -USA- on Sep 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the stamps you sent from etsy........=)
indigo68 rated for ANIMAL PC #7 G is for... on Sep 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cool goldfish PC and the random facts about them. Amazing creatures!
simcoe54 rated for AN Nature Scavenger Hunt on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards which will fit nicely in my collection.
Comment: Thanks for the pretty fairy pc and fairy facts! I'm reading the Dresden Files and it's riddled with fairies!
Comment: What a lovely card! I love unicorns, too! karolina
jn6754 rated for Random PC International #8 on Sep 11, 2017
Comment: The card is perfect! I hope your BBQ was a success. I agree, cooking is fun, but.......that's alot of people!
Comment: Thanks for the fabulous postcard. I _love_ NYC and visit as often as I can. My mother was from New Rochelle so we visited when I was growing up. I worked in Manhattan for several years as a Boston-based consultant.
Comment: Thank you for the interesting card. Love the stickers. Especially the cat. Reminds me of Annabelle when she is watching the birds outside of my dining area window.
isamanthax rated for Postcard Swap #34 (USA) on Sep 9, 2017
FundyGirl rated for Postcard Swap - Sweet Treats! on Sep 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I hope your Labor Day BBQ went well.
Comment: Beautiful lighthouse
JoMama rated for Snail Mail Penpals - International on Sep 7, 2017

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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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