Swap-bot Time: January 26, 2023 9:40 pm


Date Joined: December 7, 2009
Last Online: May 13, 2019
Birthday: September 12, 1949
Country: United States
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About Me

Okay members, I'd like to request that you please, please, please put a date on your card when you write your message. I like to know how long it takes a card to reach me and with the new postal machine cancellations half the time you can't make out the date. I would certainly appreciate it and thank you in advance!!

Now a bit about me!

I am a 64 year old, semi-retired Montessori preschool teacher. I no longer teach full time however, I do substitute when needed.

I live with Robert, my partner of 17 years, and our 14 year old part Pomeranian, part long-haired Chihuahua, Chaz. We lost our 17 year old Chihuahua, Megan,in March of this year.

I have two grown children; a 35 year-old daughter and a 33 year-old son. I have no grandchildren but wish I did!

My love for postcards started when I was around 9 years old. I have now turned my #1 favorite hobby into a business. Since 1997, I have been participating in postcard shows as a dealer. I also promote the Denver Postcard Show (http://www.DenverPostcardShow.com) held three times a year so I'm quite busy from October to the middle of January and from March to the end of July. I am also a member of Postcrossing, where I have two accounts. '

I probably join way too many swaps for my own good but I sure love going to my mailbox every day and seeing all those postcards! I love when the sender writes something besides "Have a nice day." or "Happy Swapping!" I want to hear about you or why you chose a particular card to send me.

For whatever swap I am in I read each profile of the member I am to send to - even if it says “sender’s choice”! I get just as much pleasure from searching through my cards trying to find the right fit as I do from receiving cards in the mail! I also like to use interesting older U.S. postage and try to match the stamp to the theme of the card. I also LOVE seeing a variety of stamps on the postcard or envelope.

I have a large collection of wonderful vintage postcards which I love, however I have a fast growing collection of the modern 4 x 6 cards in many favorite categories.


Beautiful art cards - especially of children, ethnic cultures or women

Ethnic cards showing way of life

Ethnic cards of babies being carried - PLEASE, NO MORE of the Pomegranate card of the Hopi mother and child - I now have 5!!

Ethnic cards of people carrying large loads on their head or on their back

Did You Know?.../Fact cards from various places. Just started collecting this a short time ago so would love ANY!

Beautiful Poster Art – Art Deco and bright colors especially!

Cards pertaining to wash/laundry day

Illustrations from children's books

Beautiful art cards from your region or by local artists

People's faces (children and adults) - especially if they are smiling!

Interesting people – especially people of Lappland

Indigenous children

Strange & unusual roadside attractions and architecture

Canadian Province maps

Canadian and world flags

US State Flags

World maps – other countries

Cards showing mailboxes or anything related to mailing a letter or postcard

Any cards that would bring a smile to one's face

Love all the holiday/greeting cards - Christmas, New Year, Halloween, etc., but nice modern ones are hard to find!

A card that shows me something you would take me to see if I were to visit you!

Handmade/homemade cards are fine as long as they are tastefully done with some creativity. I love the ones made with used postage stamps especially if there is a theme to the design!

I'd love to receive a Zentangle postcard or an ATC!!


Great structures of the world such as the world's tallest building in Dubai, the Millau Viaduct in France, Singapore Flyer Ferris Wheel, etc., Malaysia's Twin Towers.

Great Wall of China

Eiffel Tower

World Trade Center - these can be the ealier views also - or cards showing the memorial site.

Thank you to all who read my profile!

Favorite Music

While at home I listen to a mix of music on my ipod - Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Coldplay, ABBA, music from soundtracks, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, Cat Stevens (now Yusef), Chris Isaak, Nick Drake, Dido, Patsy Cline, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Jack Johnson, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Art Garfunkel, The Beatles, Andre Bocelli, Bob Seger, Carly Simon, K.D. Lang, and BeauSoliel just to name a few.

Favorite Television

About the only thing I watch on TV is Biggest Loser, or if I'm checking weather conditions or getting updates on breaking news.

Favorite Movies

Some of my favorite all time movies are:

Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sound of Music, Gone with the Wind, Shall We Dance, Sweet Home Alabama, Catch and Release, Mamma Mia!, and Secret Life of Bees, just to name a few!

Favorite Crafts

I used to do crossstitch and dabbled in other crafts but seem to have no extra time anymore! However, I have recently started experimenting with watercolors and have painted and sent a few of my handmade watercolor postcards.

I am fascinated by the whole ATC thing and the Zentangles but have never attempted to make either. I'd love to have an example of each one so if any of you are artists and make this for fun and feel like sharing, I am open to receiving them! It might inspire me to attempt making my own!

Favorite art/artists

Paul Giovanopolos

Leonid Afremov

Inge Look and many other Scandanavian artists

Russian art

Ethnic art and ethnic cultures

Work by Elias Rivera

Block prints

Mary Cassatt

Renoir's works of children

Children's book illustrations

Mili Weber - Toadstool Children

Fritz von Uhde (Dutch)

Carl Larsson

Martta Wendelin

A. Larionova (Russian)

Lisi Martin

Boris Kustodiev (Russian)

Raija Nokkala (Finnish)

Elsa Beskow

Connie Snoek (Netherlands)

See the link to my Postcrossing favorites to get an idea of the type of cards I like to receive.

Thank you for taking time to read my profile.


EricB rated for Place I have travelled to on Mar 12, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! And a matching Pueblo art stamp and hand cancellation! I'd love to see more of New Mexico someday.
Response: You're very welcome! Happy you were pleased with the card and stamp.
mmenocal rated for Handmade Holiday Card on Dec 29, 2014
Comment: Thank you, I received a postcard but the swap was for a holiday card. Anyways, hope you are enjoying this wonderful holiday season.
Comment: Thanks for your beatiful postcard and for sending it naked ;) I'm happy to have a little piece of Colorado with me.
Comment: Thanks for the great card
Nandin rated for Postcard Shower for Debbie on Mar 6, 2014
Comment: It was great to get you as a partner! Thank you SO, SO much for everything!!!! You always send out the best swaps! See you in the mail! :-)
Response: Happy you liked the goodies! Nice having you for a partner! Thank you for the rating and the heart.
Comment: Great selection! Thanks so much!
Response: Thank you for the rating. Glad you enjoyed the cards.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard! :)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for sending such beautiful postcards!!!! I wish so much that the USPS' stupid machine had not eaten them! But there is enough left that I will absolutely do something crafty with them! Thank you!!!
Response: You're welcome, Hanna and I too am very sad the cards arrived in that condition. Thank you for the rating and for the heart!
Soph rated for Postage Stamp Collage ATC on Nov 6, 2013
Comment: Many thanks for your nice atc. I think it would have been even nicer without the adhesive film all around, because I like to see and touch the character of the paper. A heart for your thoughtfullness in reading my profile and finding some really pretty lighthouse stamps and a lovely lighthouse postcard for me.
Response: Happy you liked the card. I apologize for the contact paper covering. I thought it would protect the card better. Thank you for the heart!
michst74 rated for I ♥ MAP Postcards #1 on Oct 25, 2013
Comment: What a wonderful surprise to receive this Alabama map from you! Love the artwork... AL & CO have such artistic, creative residents. (Love that the postage stamp that you used to mail it was done in a similar art style as the map.) Thanks so much!
Response: So happy you liked it, Kris! Thank you for the rating and for the heart.
CaptainG71 rated for Autumn in North America on Oct 22, 2013
Comment: Thank you. :)
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart!
Amy7783 rated for I ♥ MAP Postcards #1 on Oct 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful Card of Colorado. I love the Stamps too.
Response: You're welcome! Happy you liked the card. Thank you for the <3!
EricB rated for I ♥ MAP Postcards #1 on Oct 19, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the great Lewis and Clark map card! Also liked the baseball stamp and hand cancellation--very fancy!
Response: Happy you liked the card, Eric. Thank you for the rating and for the heart!
stanleyhk rated for Unesco World Heritage Site Swap on Oct 19, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for your nice card!
Response: Happy you liked it. Thank you for the rating and for the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the card ! I have been to Colorado but not here..I'll add it to my bucket list :)
Response: Happy you liked the card and hope you get to visit this site someday. Thank you for the rating and for the heart.
Comment: Wow! Talk about traveling! It is nice that you have been able to not only travel by collecting postcards but also in actually traveling. What a great experience. Thanks for the nice selection of cards. I also love your stationery.
Response: Happy you liked the selection of cards! Thank you for the rating and for the <3!
aafke rated for Postcard swap on Sep 3, 2013
Comment: Hello Dede, thank you very much for the wonderful postcard! What a beautifull lakes and moutains.We have no mountains at all in the Netherlands... I wish you all the best and happy swapping! Greets, Aafke
Response: Happy you liked the card! Thank you for the rating and for the heart. Yes, Colorado landscape is quite different from that in the Netherlands!
Newberlin rated for Place of Worship on Aug 30, 2013
Comment: Hello again, Dede! Thank you so much for the postcard of Cadet Chapel, very interesting looking place. :) I also love the stamps you used. :)
Response: Happy you liked it. Thank you for the rating and for the heart!
mushka2010 rated for Artsy Fartsy #8 on Aug 21, 2013
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful Audubon pc. It was a good choice for me as I love birds very much. Also, I appreciate the different stamps you chose.
Response: Thank you for the rating and for the heart. Happy you liked the card.
mycatbutters rated for Artsy Fartsy #8 on Aug 18, 2013
Response: Thank you for the rating.

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LauraAust on Feb 6, 2014:

rachelcdoyle on Sep 11, 2013:

picupurcross on Jul 11, 2013:

Hello! I don't know if you remember me from Walltype? I sent you one of my handmade stamped collage cards... I think it was a B&W theme. Anyway, I'm back on Swap-Bot and saw your username so I thought I'd say "Hi!" Have a wonderful weekend!

BBQ on Jun 12, 2012:

I just wanted to tell you that I think your advitar pic on here is sooo adorable:-P

Saucyknits on Jun 4, 2011:

Thank you for the super awesome cards for the Postcardmania May WTA!! Both are great, though of course, the Rita one made me smile just a tiny bit more :)

denimblu14 on Mar 26, 2011:

Hello Dede, thankyou very much for the nice note, the wonderful postcards and the super postage stamps that you sent to me for the Postcardmania WTA. I will definitely check out that postcard site that you recommended, Carol.

miahalf on Dec 3, 2010:

Thank you again for the beautiful artsy postcards! You totally picked the perfect ones for me :)

DaftDabbler on Nov 9, 2010:

Thank you for the lovely postcard you sent me for the Postcard Lovers October WTA! I love columbines and have one in my garden. :)

craftgasm on Oct 12, 2010:

I'm hosting a city view postcard exchange (mostly for my fiance, who loves those aerial images of cities and towns). Come see if you're interested in joining! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/74830

guysgirl on Sep 22, 2010:

I was planning to go to the Postcard show in Wichita as well! I'll have to look you up when I stop by there to shop!

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