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BetsyPreston

BetsyPreston
Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: July 31, 2023

Country: United States

ADDRESS CHANGE MAY 1ST!!!

HEADING BACK NORTH! Please note that my address changed May 1st!!!!!!

BACK TO OUR USUAL PROGRAMMING There used to be a site specifically for swapping fabric postcards - 25 swappers in each bunch! I made hundreds. When they shut that down, someone referred me to Swap-Bot.

Some stuff that I've made: Etsy Shop Product Examples

Did Something Go Missing?

Please let me know if you were entitled to a swap item from me and didn't receive it. I ALWAYS send. The only way that I know if something has gone missing is if you tell me, so help me help you!

I also try hard to rate everything that I receive, but be warned it might take a while. I will definitely send you a message before rating if something hasn't arrived. If you haven't heard from me feel free to assume that I have received your swap, and don't waste any energy worrying about it.

Stuff I Like To Buy

  • fountain pens and ink
  • paper and notebooks
  • mechanical pencils
  • gel pens
  • stationery supplies (washi, staplers, glue, hole punches, etc)
  • typewriters (do I have too many or just the right number?)

Stuff I Like To Make

  • junk journals
  • Midori Traveler and Faux-Dori notebooks
  • quilts and other sewing projects
  • food - I am getting tired of cooking and am looking for super quick and easy meal ideas

Stuff I Like To Do

  • read (memoirs, magical realism, crime/mysteries, entertaining non-fiction. I love my e-reader.)
  • watch streaming tv (more into binging series now than sitting through an entire movie)
  • play badminton, and I am getting better at pickleball (hahaha - I sat too much during pandemic quarantining and I haven't played for over a year now - my knees have begun to protest which makes it even harder to get back out there on the court)
  • nap - I'm retired and I love that I get to nap whenever I want to

Dislikes

  • Markdown language. I'm a retired programmer and have done a fair bit of web development, but this Swap-Bot markdown language to format profile information drives me nuts. I can never get my profile to look like I want it to.
  • Housework. Why am I so bad at it?
  • Stingy raters. Make the world a better place. Be generous with kind words and gratitude. On the other hand, Swap-Bot doesn't require ratings and I'm cool with that. I don't care how long it takes you rate me or if you rate me at all, but if you're going to, I do believe that it's nicer to be kind and generous.

Ratings

JustSmurfie rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2023 on Jul 14, 2023
5
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Comment: Rest in peace, Betsy. Your kind heart will be missed on Swap-Bot.
AzEkologi rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2023 on Jun 10, 2023
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Comment: Betsy, I love your NatGeo PCs...what a great use of old magazines and postal stamp shipping cardboard. You rock! Best, Rick
Rosa1 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2023 on Jun 10, 2023
5
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samsstuff rated for Chunk O Cardboard - May 2023 on May 25, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for the fun little 'chunk!'
JessicaPariah rated for Chunk O Cardboard - March 2023 on Apr 25, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for such a pretty card!! I love your idea of the Nat Geo mags for art - and the subject matter of this one was just perfect for me too!
5
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Comment: Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸ 🌞
dustcollector rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2023 on Apr 17, 2023
5
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Comment: Such an interesting choice for my area on the Space Coast
SunTradeToo rated for Chunk O Cardboard - April 2023 on Apr 10, 2023
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Comment: Such a great idea about the geographic magazines! Thank you ♥♪♫*¨*•.¸¸❤ 🌞
5
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Comment: Thank you for the neat national geographic image on a chunk. It arrived along with a boot print on the moon PC, which I thought was really fun. Travelling companions.
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Comment: Hi Betsy, what a fun card and genius use of Nat Geos! I love the TRex stamp, too! Warmly, Ginger
5
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Comment: Sorry for the slow rating but thanks for the great card! Good idea to make postcards from Natl Geo magazines. They always have great photos in them!
coolcamaro rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2023 on Feb 21, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you
aurelas rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2023 on Feb 21, 2023
5
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Comment: It's so sweet of you to go to so much trouble to get your chunk of cardboard to me. I'm sorry it was such a pain. I really have no idea what happened. Anyway thank you!
Response: Oh, gosh, that wasn't your fault. It's just one of those weird things that happen sometimes. Thank YOU for your patience!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cute dragon pop-up book up-cycled postcard! I’m happy to hear that you are passing on books to the new generation ❤️
Wana rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - February 2023 on Feb 15, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for your Chunk cardboard card.
Conni59 rated for Chunk O Cardboard - February 2023 on Feb 11, 2023
5
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Comment: Love the space chunk. Thank you!0
AzEkologi rated for Chunk O Cardboard - January 2023 on Feb 10, 2023
5
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Comment: I always love swapping with you. Such a great idea to use USPS cardboard! Best, Rick
5
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Comment: I like the image a lot!
5
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Comment: Thank you for the cool chunk of space cardboard! That is awesome!
craftychristine rated for Chunk O Christmas Intl 2022 on Jan 11, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! Hope your 2023 is great!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9971 1095 389 399
Completed Fives Threes Ones
721 1360 0 1
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

TexyDeb on Jul 8, 2023:

RIP and thank you

YooperHill on Jun 29, 2023:

RIP friend

blubutterfly on Jun 26, 2023:

Hi there for all those reading this. I heard recently from a fellow swapper that Kris, known here on SB as Betsy Preston, passed away suddenly on 12 June, 2023. I have been exchanging PCs/letters with her intermittently ever since connecting through her wonderful CBPC swaps (my fav swap on SB) and I know I won't be the only person to miss her presence here and in the post. My thoughts are with her family at this most difficult time, reading the comments on the various obituary websites it is clear that she was loved in so many communities.

SunTradeToo on Feb 12, 2021:

Thank you for continuing to host the chunk o cardboard PC swaps!

Fullsteampowell on Aug 30, 2020:

Thank you for sending the replacement Chunk on behalf of Berrylumps. It was a nice surprise. :)

Barbara on Feb 29, 2020:

Congratulations Betsy! Your chunks made it to the top ten.

earthnk on Jan 7, 2019:

Thanks for hosting this fun swap. Just mailed mine off to recipients. So fun handing chunks of cardboard over to postal clerk and seeing them smile when they look them over before adding postage. Yay!

lou on Jun 11, 2018:

Happy 10 year anniversary month with SB!!

MissThundercat on Jun 9, 2016:

Glad to see you hosting again :) hope you got my little surprise package :) xoxo tarah

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 24, 2015:

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Merry Christmas!

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