Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 5:25 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2020
Last Online: May 19, 2022
Birthday: November 24
Country: United States

About Me


5/10/22 All my swaps have been sent by the deadlines and everything I have received has been rated. I am happy to resend ANY swap so let me know if you have not gotten it in a reasonable amount of time!! I only down rate if a partner doesn't respond to my messages. If you've recently received a 1 from me - I'm more than happy to change the rating once something arrives

I am looking for any postcards new/used from a place called Sycamore Springs in Sebetha, Kansas. It was a Resort/Campground/Sanatorium popular in the very early 1900s, and later a campground and hotel. If you happen to run across anything like that, let me know and I'll swap you something for it.

To my PenPals: I reply to all pen pal letters I receive. So if you wrote me a letter and I never responded, let me know, it may have gotten lost in the mail.

I enjoy books, letter writing, camping, travel, train trips, hiking, photography. I am a nurse, and I've worked in a ton of different areas, but right now I work in a plain old doctor's office. I took up letter writing and sending postcards as a new "covid hobby," and then bumped into swap-bot by accident. I thought it would be a good way to be able to use some of the great stationery and postcards I have found. But I keep getting such great goodies from other swap-bot members, that its hard to use things up as fast as I am gaining new things.

When it comes to letters/postcards I love anything vintage or retro. Actually when it comes to paper goods I like all of it. So if you have a postcard or bit of stationary that you have been hesitating on sending out because you think itโ€™s โ€œnot good enoughโ€ then nowโ€™s your chance - youโ€™ll still get a 5 from me as long as it fits the swap's criteria. I've always weirdly loved mail and paper/pens, so I'm surprised I never found this website before now. And I mean all paper...like one time my cousin was working for a company that was throwing out old fill in forms, for like insurance or something, I was probably 8 years old, and he gave me two paper sacks full of these random tablets of forms. My parents threw all of them away except about 2 inches worth because they didn't think I'd actually want them and it made me nearly cry when I found out. And I was the kid that didn't even cry when the school nurse had to pick rocks out of my face from falling while hanging upside down in the playground...anyway...

Favorite Crafts

I'm not very "crafty" but I like making useful things. Especially sewing on my front porch with an old treadle sewing machine, when the weather is nice. I enjoy making home printed stationery on what ever sort of paper is handy.

Favorite Books

Time travel fiction. Absurdist fiction. Non fiction. Books that teach me things. Historical fiction. Apocalyptic. Mysteries especially "whodunit" style murder mysteries - "who was the one person that wasn't in the room when the lights went out...."

Favorite Television

Derek Are You Being Served? Fleabag Period Dramas QI

"Whodunit" style murder mysteries - always looking for recommendations!

Random likes

Anything to do with vinyl albums.
Anything baseball.
Women and minority historical figures. .
Kitschy things.
Animals - especially furry or unusual. Extra especially camels, foxes, kangaroo rats, dogs.
Stationary/mail/postal related.
Things related to manual typewriters. Any sort of machine that does not use electricity. Nature.
Train/rail journeys. Trains in general.
Anything foreign to the USA.
Greetings from...
Architecture, especially old buildings.
Anything really - especially if you tell me why you liked it in the first place.

Substitutions If you are ever not sure what to send in a swap, I will always accept unused USA stamps as a substitution. Just let me know what it is in substitute of so I can still rate you a 5๐Ÿ’™.

Favorite Movies


Shaun of the Dead


Favorite Music

Four-on-the-Floor, EDM, Disco, Rock, Oldies.

Avicii. The Gaslight Anthem. The Killers. Sam Cooke


Comment: Thank you for the extras. I am mailing 1 home tomorrow and the other will pass along on the next round. Always nice to see you at my mailbox.
Ariaya rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #63 on May 15, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the travelers!
estromberg rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #64 on May 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you!! People choose the most wonderous cards to come back to them :)
Comment: Thanks for sending these postcards my way. Looks like one will be going home.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely goodies you sent along with the penpal postcard. :)
Ahdridri rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #62 on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Loved the stickers you added, so cute!! Thanks as always for hosting :)
HappyMom rated for ABC USA - Scattergories - April on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: I loved getting this swap...everything about it made me smile ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ Even the notebook paper - did you make that? So cool! And I'm with you 100% on Hawaii - I lived there for a short time in the 70's too and always wish I'd never left. Thanks for the great Happy Mail!
Response: I don't remember which notebook paper it was, but chances are it is something I made/printed. Was it the one with the stamps? If so, I got that idea from a friend of mine, and I just temporarily adhered stamps around plain printer paper, then "photo copied" it onto notebook paper. Got to have my lines to write ๐Ÿ’Œ It was something else, let me know.
mchesser12 rated for CPG Daily Q's PC #16 - US on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the vintage Disneyland postcard. Gas is about the same price here. I am not planting anything this year. But will take full advantage of what my dad plants.
tatntole rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #62 on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: I'll pass them along.
Comment: Hello Carrii, Thankyoufor sending on the PC, and for the lovely notecards.โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ I am sending the PC home to Sarah.
suepier rated for Mega PC Swap #2-Feb on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard from the Pacific Coast Highway.
mchesser12 rated for LSRUS: Unlikely Letter Swap on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: What a cool way to write a letter. You have a lot of patience!!! There's a store in my area called the Bin Store that sounds just like your Retail Rebel. Both my girls have been to it, but not me. Thanks for the stickers.
Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding the PCs and the bookmark and extra PC! Happy Easter! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thanks for the extras!
Comment: Thanks for the travelers and the extras!
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the extras! Nice to hear from you!
Ace330660 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #59 on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pc's and extras ! I will gladly pass them along.
Selewis91 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #60 on Apr 5, 2022
aligurl75 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #59 on Apr 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for forwarding the postcards to me and I really like the little notebook you enclosed. Love the stamps you used on the envelope. I will be adding them to my collection :)

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feverfawn on May 8, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great variety of stickers for the April RAK - I am in love with the sparkling frogs and the holographic bats/skeletons/ghost stickers! I will find a good use for them all, thanks again :)

Artistic on Mar 18, 2022:

RAKS Only group - Personal RAK for stamps. Carii, the second set (in that way cool envelope!) arrived today. Thank you so very much for making these for me. They will be put to good use!

AJ73 on Mar 3, 2022:

Thank you Carrii for granting a wish from my RAK February wish list. I love the notecards and look forward to using them to write to friends. I love the stationary you wrote your letter on! Where did you get it? Hugs, Alma

mchesser12 on Feb 27, 2022:

Thanks for the reply postcard for the Traveling Pen Pal postcard swap.

AZmom875 on Feb 18, 2022:

Thanks for the fun envelopes, I loved the fonts. I feel like a queen.

Mimi7 on Feb 14, 2022:

Hi Carrii Happy Valentines Day I mailed a letter to you today take care

tatntole on Feb 11, 2022:

Got the second batch today, do you need more postage? It seems like you had to use some of your own stamps, let me know if you need a few more stamps. I think you've done an outstanding job on the envelopes you've sent. Thank you so much.

tatntole on Feb 10, 2022:

I got the envelopes you sent (the first batch I guess) and I love them. Thank you very much!!!

BlueberryLady on Jan 20, 2022:

Love the Wonderful set of 6 Notecard and envies from RAK drawing. Thank you very Much ! Especially the one from Elkhorn River Valley 1865 ! ! Arrived 1/19/2022.

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

๐ŸŽ„โ„๏ธMerry Christmas!โ„๏ธ๐ŸŽ„

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