Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 1:16 pm


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Last Online: November 21, 2017
Birthday: August 6
Country: United States
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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


kssunlover1947 rated for ANIMAL PC # 16 P is for ... on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the interesting card. I remember seeing many pigeons here when I was younger but there do not seem to be as many now.
squince rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - F -USA on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Gorgeous, thank you!
Lyndall rated for Dent and Damaged on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute PC! Hope you're enjoying the hot weather while it lasts! xo
Hyshu rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the colorful postcard with quote.
squince rated for NYUP USA Only #31 on Nov 14, 2017
Comment: Love the Buddha card!
indigo68 rated for ANIMAL PC #14 N is for ... on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Cool nyala antelope postcard, thanks!
zerosummons rated for NYUP USA Only #31 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful JFK card!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP USA Only #31 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Awesome Marilyn PC, thank you!
m3i5 rated for ANIMAL PC #8 H is for... on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Hi Ellie, Thank you for your horse postcard! I hope your new job and the 2 partners are great people to work for! :)
russromano rated for Black/White PC Swap #25 - USA on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. Plus, I hadn't ever seen the Shirley Temple postage stamp. Definitely one to add to my collection. Best wishes--russ
Rimbar rated for ENVIES…Handmade!!! Early Sept on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: 11/6/2017--Oh! Ellie ty ever so much for such beautiful envies. I love the soft colors you chose to use. And ty for the re send that was very kind of you. Happy swapping.
Comment: This pc made me laugh! Thanks!
wittmert rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #55 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Hope you enjoyed Halloween!
marinda rated for ANIMAL PC #13 M is for ... on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute postcard!
Tinker60 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #55 on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Oh how I loved the Beatles when they first hit the radio waves. . .all the teen girls (like myself) fell in love instantly and wished we could marry one of them (my favorite was George) but alas that was not going to be the case for millions of us!! It sounds like your Halloween costumes were perfect and what a sight you two must've been. . . I hope you had a wonderful time. Thanks again for the great PC and for bringing back some wonderful memories for me ~~ happy swapping.
young46356 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - C - USA on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks, great card, love the Lucille Ball stamp. Rich
Takyar rated for City postcard swap on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful story of holding a lion cub! And a lovely card too!
ainaignies rated for City postcard swap on Nov 1, 2017
Comment: thank you
suepier rated for City postcard swap on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard of the Freedom Tower in NYC. I love it.

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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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