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BetsyPreston

BetsyPreston
Date Joined: June 17, 2008
Last Online: October 25, 2021

Country: United States

How Did I Get Here?

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, don't waste any energy worrying about the swap.

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 enjoy cooking

Stuff I Like To Do

  • read (memoirs, magical realism, crime/mysteries, entertaining non-fiction)
  • watch movies & streaming tv
  • play badminton, and I am getting better at pickleball
  • 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.

Ratings

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Comment: Clever idea using the old VHS sleeves! My daughter had a ton of VHS movies when she was little. I think they are somewhere in my house, most likely in the back of a closet, but I probably need to de-clutter too and let them go. :(
Rateliff rated for Chunk O Cardboard - October 2021 on Oct 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the videocassette chunk! I was a kid right when things started switching from VHS and DVD to online and streaming. I don't miss having to rewind the VHS tapes but I do miss having a physical collection. Happy swapping!
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Comment: I loved the Little Debbie carton as the PC! So cute! Thank you for telling me about the sequel to Practical Magic -- Happy Halloween!
fortannam rated for Chunk O Cardboard - September 2021 on Oct 24, 2021
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Comment: This is a good chunk with Eric Clapton - sending me celebrity stuff is always a winner! Thank you!
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Comment: DING DONG! I love a Ding Dong but they need to have a robust filling (haha). Thanks for the Halloween Chunk a Treat!
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Comment: The Crown flyers were such a good idea. It threw me for a loop when I got it in my mailbox!! It looks like a good show from the flyer; maybe I'll give it a try! Thanks again!!
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Comment: I always admire Margaret Thacher, but never thought of her as the queen of hearts! lol. Thank you β™₯β™ͺβ™«*Β¨*β€’.¸¸❀ πŸ“¬
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Comment: I received octopi on my chunk and I love it! GRACIAS
TeeB rated for Chunk O Cardboard - August 2021 on Aug 30, 2021
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atlantian rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Aug 29, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the chunk. Sorry for the late rating.
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Comment: Super fun and sharks ARE cool but scary! SO TRUE! I hope you're having a shark-free summer LOL! xgabi
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RiverTopanga rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: Oh my gosh! Thanks for the fun and cute Little Debbie COC. My mum loves her mini muffins πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the swap!
TeeB rated for Chunk O Cardboard - July 2021 on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
laterdayze rated for USA State Fun on Jul 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the facts about Minnesota. I was surprised to get a postcard since the swap details say to send a notecard, but I appreciate the send and enjoyed reading the information.
Response: A "notecard" is a flat card with space for a message. That is what I sent. And I added a "shaker" feature to the notecard. I am sorry it was not up to your expectations. I am guessing that you assumed you would receive a folded notecard in an envelope, however, neither folded nor envelope was specified in the swap description. My bad luck, since I can only go by what the swap host puts in the swap information.
KaleenaMail rated for Chunk O Cardboard - June 2021 on Jul 12, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the chunk!! I really like the birdie impression on the card. That's such a great idea!! Thanks for hosting this swap as well!! It's one of my favorites! Be safe and well.
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Comment: I did the same thing! I had so many plans for my "extra" time during quarantine but didn't get anything done. All the extra cooking and cleaning up after cooking kept me busy enough :) Thanks for the great card!
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Comment: Thank you for a lovely letter and pcs!! What a great description of your lovely winter spot - how fun!!! Thank you so much!
tisha rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - June 2021 on Jul 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cool embossed chunk Betsy !

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9969 1022 354 361
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Comments

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!

lettergirl on Apr 20, 2015:

Well, but, as long as you HAVE the Vandercook press..well, I mean, would you maybe TRY to make me some sort of trinket..I dunno, like maybe my own personalized...oh...moose head postcard? I especially enjoy ones featuring them enjoying a good Grape Tang, but I'm not picky. Thank you.

Candyn29 on Feb 5, 2015:

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squince on Jan 4, 2015:

I have you as a partner for a swap and love how you call out bratty SB users! I also put a disclaimer on my profile due to snotty people I've 'gotten' to encounter on this site. The entitlement of some people is just disgusting!

In saying that, I Hope I find a card that you will like! :D

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