Swap-bot Time: June 19, 2021 4:36 am


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: June 17, 2021
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
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I hope everyone is hanging in there with the world pandemic situation. Stay safe out there and here's to a good 2021!

Thank you for reading my profile and I look forward to swapping with you!

Please note, I NEVER flake on my swaps, and I have been doing this fun and silly hobby on and off for 7 years now and I absolutely love it; to send and receive happy snail mail...ah, there is nothing better!

Fav. Music and Books

I love all sorts of music, but not rap nor country. Just a few of my favorites are: Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Janis Joplin, 80's music, Madonna, U2, Depeche Mode, George Michael, Queen, Janet and Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, Marc Martel, and so many more (will add as I remember more of them!).

I love to read although I must confess I don't have the time to read as much as I would like. I collect books (my husband and I own thousands of books!) - especially dictionaries (in all languages), poetry, Shakespeare, Memoires of a Geisha, The Red Tent, Da Vinci Code, Wild, A Walk in the Woods, real life traveling stories and countless others (I will continue to add as I read more!).

Favorite Movies

I was a teenager in the 80's so I enjoyed many of those films. I also love the Back to the Future series (I have always adored Michael J. Fox and used to have HUNDREDS of magazine photos of him on my bedroom walls!), romantic comedies such as Princess Bride, Star Wars series, Love Actually, Nottinghill, Dirty Dancing, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Amelie (all time favorite film, actually!), Fur, Garden State, City of Angels, Michael, What Dreams May Come, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Sherlock Holmes, Spaceballs, The Greatest Showman, Tim Burton films, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many many more!

NO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!

Favorite Television

I don't really watch TV, although thanks to my husband, I've been introduced to some TV shows on Netflix. I've really enjoyed Orphan Black, Mr. Selfridge, The Americans, Sherlock Holmes, American Horror Story, Homeland, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror, WestWorld, Stranger Things, ALONE (survival show), Ozark, Upload, Tales from the Loop, The Original Twilight Zone, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, Living with Yourself, Handmaid's Tale, The Masked Singer, America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent and more when I learn about new, great shows!

Favorite Crafts

I make my own greeting cards and have done so since I was a child (now I'm in my 40's!) and I also enjoy making bookmarks (due to my collection of books!) and postcards. I have recently gotten into the ATC, so I'm still a newbie, but hope to learn more as I explore this paper craft.

I have collected stickers and traded (and sold them to!) with friends since 1982, so I would say I love stickers and own thousands and thousands of them - I can't stop buying them I adore them so much!

Other stuff I like to do

I started out an avid postcrosser as I love learning about other countries and cultures, but now that I have found swap-bot, I must confess I am not on there as often. grin Pretty much any postcard you send will be great: it's about what you write, your handwriting and the postage stamps that honestly make my day!

I collect and play board games - I have well over 100 in my "game closet" and love to play cards, trivia games, "party games", Charades, Pictionary, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, Boggle, Blokus, Risk and Scrabble is my favorite game!

I love to attend Renaissance and Pirate Faires (and dress up as I have a closet FULL of costumes!).

I throw costume parties and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday; I go "all out" when decorating the house and yards for the holiday.

I enjoy hiking, camping and being out-of-doors.

I love photography and have been taking pictures since I gained a 110 camera in the 1980's.

I am a Geocacher and have been doing this fun hobby since 2004 and that is how I met my husband, whom I married in 2012.

In 2019 I participated in an "event" called GISH (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt) for the first time and I absolutely loved it! If you like to be creatively challenged and do wild and wacky things, google GISH and find out what the fun is all about! In 2020, I have participated in two one day GISH "hunts" and I look forward to tackling the week long hunt again this summer!

About Me

My husband and I knew we would marry after less than a month of dating. We are both "hopeless romantics" and love leaving each other notes of love and buying little surprise "gifts" from the $1.00 store and such. We have 4 cats that were our "foster kitties" that we ended up falling in love with and adopted from the animal shelter I used to work at. My husband works with computers and he loves seeing the fun "snail mail" that fills our mailbox. I'm very lucky to have found my soulmate, even if it did take me until I was 40 years old. grin

I hope to trade items with wonderful people on this site and am hoping it gets me back into my crafting, which I love to do and what makes me the happiest (other than the love of my life and our house full of kitties!).

Things I like, love and enjoy

I have been to Paris, France, twice, and dream of living there, so anything French is wonderful with me!

~ I love art (especially photography). ~ I love theatre (especially musicals). ~ I love gardening. ~ I office supplies! ~ I love nature. ~ I love the feel of textures (paper, cloth, etc). ~ I love the scents of lavender, vanilla and fresh laundry! ~ I love pins and buttons. ~ I love flavored teas (especially ginger & Chai). ~ I love traveling. ~ I love positive sayings. ~ I love Steampunk. ~ I love boxes (especially wooden). ~ I love foreign coins and bills. ~ I love postage stamps. ~ I love dancing. ~ I love the beach and shells. ~ I love the mountains. ~ I love rocks and collect them! ~ I love antiques and thrift stores. ~ I love listening to and collecting record albums ~ I love PEACE. ~ I love wind chimes. ~ I love pirates. ~ I love Tetris. ~ I love handwritten notes and letters. ~ I love languages. ~ I love LOVE. ~ I love vintage items. ~ I love humor. ~ I love pin-up girls. ~ I love weird, odd, unusual things. ~ I love chocolate. ~ I love the color black (you can tell by my closet)! ~ I love many other things....

Dislikes and disinterests

~ I don't care for reward stickers or tiny stickers (have been sent way too many of those and I don't have kids!) ~ I don't care for stained/dirty/torn items, yes I have received a few of those for swaps and I can't imagine who would send or want something of that sort. ~ I don't care for anything religious. ~ I don't care for anything Disney. ~ I don't care for politics.

Angels, RAKs and Received Swap

RAK - from Lonestarchild - October 2020 Nature RAK - thank you so much for the lovely nature inspired items, I cannot wait to use them in my crafts and greeting cards!

RAK - from Supersquirrel - October 2020 - random playing cards, thank you so much Susan!

Angeled swap - September 2020 - from debbiespoms for the swap: SF:Inside-Outside PC (USA) - Thank you so much Debbie!

RAK - September 2020 - thank you crochetjunkie for a pretty envelope of fun, random postcards - I love them!!

RAK - April 2020 - Thank you to AliCrafter for a wonderful chock-full envelope of terrific postcards, I appreciate you sharing some of your stash and you sent to me cards that I can use, but most of them I will never want to let go of! :) You are terrific!

RAK - International Fun mail ~ January 2016 ~ thank you susieq11 for the wonderful envelope of goodies!

RAK Postcard from Yolandie ~ May 21, 2015 - thank you for the nice note!

Angel for Newbie Friendly PC Swap #3 ~ May 2014 swap ~ nightrainboww ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for Newbie and Pros Nakey Postcards Swap #6 ~ July 2014 ~ sammieianime ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for GROUP: WIYM: Mail Call: Second Quarter, 2015 ~ August 2015~ Lou ~ Thank you for the postcard book and for always watching out for those members in your swaps!

July 2014 ~ Received a Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada PC from Kat - says Newbie Post Card Swap but I don't see you on my list of senders ~ would love to rate you, so if this is you, please let me know so I can do so. :)


Comment: Thank you for the four cards. I would like to know the origins of the two Chinese cards.
Comment: Thank you for the funny Star Wars Postcard. It's really cute. The post office destroyed the back so I could only read about 1/2 of your letter. We are neighbors! I come down that way all the time, for Disney. And I assume you are growing tomatoes and something else. Which is cool. I could never do something like that. Cheers, Evan
Response: Oh no Evan, I am sorry that you were unable to read the card! I will PM you what I wrote - I always take photos of my outgoing mail. :) Yes, tomatoes and a bunch of other stuff, yesterday I harvested celery, ha! Glad you liked the card and hope you have a good week - TRY to stay cool with this crazy heatwave!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #144 on Jun 12, 2021
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Response: You are welcome Maxine, take care! :)
Comment: Love the notecard and the postcards! Thank you so much. I can't imagine having 4 cats! I've had 2 cats and a dog at the same time and that was insane - lots of rolling balls of fur with just paws sticking out! LOL I agree, they can cause lots of trouble, but the paybacks make it all worth it! <3
Response: You are welcome! OMG I was always a "one cat" person until I worked at an animal shelter - all of the staff had a menagerie at home, ha! As I type this, my cat Oliver is trying to sleep ON the keyboard - he HAS to be where ever I am which can be cute but annoying at times too. :) Take care!
Comment: Great answers! TYVM for the nice PC!
Response: You are welcome and thank you! Have a groovy day!
CraftyShana76 rated for LSRUS-Large PC swap -int on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: Love this PC. I hope to go someday. I’ve never been to CA. TYVM!
Response: Well, I have never been to Nebraska, so we have that in common! :) Take care and have a lovely day!
HollyBear rated for PH: I'm Writing This Postcard.... on Jun 8, 2021
Comment: I really enjoyed reading your postcard. Thank you! We watched the first season of The Circle. It was an interesting idea for a show. I understand staying in from the heat. It has been pretty hot and humid here too. I am attempting veggies for the first time this summer as well. Good luck with yours!
Response: I am glad *someone* else has heard of The Circle, heehee. OMG the heat is making it hard for my garden, but I am trying to do my best. Invisible bugs are eating all of the leaves on many things - all of the romaine lettuce is GONE from bugs and I just found a tiny green "inch worm" on my tomato plants - NOOOO. Well, it's keeping me busy and makes me do one thing everyday - so I have that going for me. :) Take care and good luck on your garden too!
Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely postcards :)
Response: You are welcome - hope you are doing well! :)
DeidreArt rated for LSRUS-Large PC swap -int on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You are welcome - have a great weekend! :)
TryshaH81 rated for My "First" Swap on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Happy Swapping! Thank you for the postcards
Response: You are welcome - hope all is groovy with you! <3
Comment: Thank you for the cool cards :) The one from Malaysia is my favorite but they're all awesome - and of course - Hawaii is my absolute heaven on earth, so I love that one too!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed the cards - I dream of visiting Hawaii one day, *sigh*! <3
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #139 on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great cards--really love the moon and the woman reading on the porch! I'm going to sit down tonight and write to you in response to letter
Response: You are always welcome! I just read your message and wrote back - hope you have a groovy day! :)
Comment: Love the postcards! Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked the cards! <3
Comment: How great that you're finally pursuing your gardening dream! That's amazing. How is it going? I hope you're seeing a ton of growth! I just picked some radishes (they're super fast!).
Response: The plants are growing like crazy, no fruit yet, but I am hopeful I get some this summer. I planted radishes - we'll see if they produce for me; I have lots of green tops popping up, so that's good! Take care!
suepier rated for LSRUS-Large PC swap -int on May 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard from Utah.
Response: You are welcome - I can't wait to travel to other states...maybe next year?! Take care!
Wambatty rated for A Note For You # 101 on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the note and lovely postcards. You can be pretty creative with a crockpot.
Response: You are welcome - yes, I am thankful for my crock pot, not having a working oven, and may make a veggie soup later today! Have a lovely day yourself!
mchesser12 rated for PC Series - May on May 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the note and awesome postcards. Cute owls you drew on the envelope.
Response: You are welcome - I am trying to practice drawing more as I am working on painting kindness rocks to leave for others - I need all the practice I can get! :) Take care!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #141 on May 25, 2021
Comment: Great pc choices. Thanks
Response: You're welcome Maxine, thanks for the heart and I hope you have a lovely day!
Comment: sorry for late rate. i thought i already did. last yr this time i had surgery so it was not a good time to do swaps like i thought.
Response: Oh wow, glad you did receive it - thanks for the belated rating and I hope all is well with you!
Comment: Thank you for the fab cards, especially the 'Love Is...' card πŸ˜€ and the lovely notepaper and envelope, stay safe :)
Response: You are welcome - glad you liked the cards. I hope you are having a lovely spring!

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myancey on Jun 10, 2021:

Thanks so much for the beautiful envie with lovely quotes and the overstuffed package of rak thank you for your generosity. Much appreciated. Happy swapping. Happy day to u

user6937 on Jun 10, 2021:

A nice surprise b-day card with postcards arrived in my mailbox today! Thank you for thinking of me❣️

kiddomerriweather on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday wishes from ABC USA!

LauraM540 on Jun 8, 2021:

Thanks so much for the Birthday postcard RAK from the ABC USA group! Love them, and your nice note!

kittyhahahotbot on May 14, 2021:

Thank you for the kind birthday wishes!

myancey on May 10, 2021:

I hope you have a great day too! So glad they made it!!!!

JenZen5 on Apr 12, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely birthday card. I love your perfect description of your day as you were writing the card. Enjoy those beautiful days. Thanks for making my day! ~ Jennifer

LavenderSprinkles on Apr 8, 2021:

Thanks for the WTA for LSRUS it was so sweet of you!

laterdayze on Apr 2, 2021:

Thank you so very much for the Birthday wishes and RAK, so very kind of you!! :D

user6937 on Mar 16, 2021:

Lloyd's b-day card has arrived; thanks - it's extra special being handmade and sending him a crossword puzzle and postcards! Yay!

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