Swap-bot Time: July 17, 2024 3:11 pm


Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: July 17, 2024
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Joy, and I am a retired real estate broker from northern Ohio. I have 4 daughters, 4 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Number 4, Nora was born on 3-20-23 (a palindrome birthdate) I craft and travel. I used to cruise. I also love the Cleveland Guardians (Indians), Cavaliers, Browns and any Ohio sports team.

Favorite Music

Music seems to be limited to oldies, classical, and anything my grandchildren (the musical ones) are involved in. Norah Jones is a fav. I really like peace and quiet.

Favorite Books

*Spare (Interesting perspective)
*The Midnight Library
*The Book of Names
* Dear Edward
* All Nicholas Sparks
*WWII love stories
* Love Jeffrey Archer
* Lee Child
* David Baldacci
* Harlan Coben
* Rosamunde Pilcher
* Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (not a western)
* Philippa Gregory.
* JoJo Moyes

Books are a big part of my life, both written and audio. I will read almost any mystery or best seller. Historical novels are pretty good also. Once in a great while I'll read a "trashy love story" just to break the monotony of serial killers. My eyes get tired more often, so sometime it takes a while to get through a book. I am downloading books on my IPad. Love it!

Favorite Movies

TV is just a vehicle for watching movies and sports. I LOVE movies. I found that the local library has most of the just released movies, and I usually have a list of 25 or 30 at any one time on reserve. My favorite movies are: Anything Marvel or DC, French Kiss, You've Got Mail, Moonstruck, Kinky Boots, Avatar, Chicago, Triplets of Belleville, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Breakfast Club, Howl's Moving Castle, Shall we Dance, original Japanese version. I am not opposed to any genre, except perhaps most sci-fi's. (Ok, I'm not totally square....I do like The Matrix and most Quentin Tarantino movies) Loved John Wick1- 4. I find I like Kung Fu movies, and laugh at myself. I have been watching dvds of BBC series, such as Upstairs/Downstairs, Downton Abbey, etc. I look forward to Project Runway and all variations. Since Covid, Netflix is my big addiction. They carry movies, tv series and original programming that I can watch anytime, anywhere.

Favorite Crafts

My interests include textiles & fiber knitting (scarves) and crochet (afghans), sewing, and collage jewelry/button stuff. Button dolls. Any Christmas ornament or decoration. I started making my own Christmas cards. I am obsessed with ATC's. I made 5 "family history" altered books. Also trading postcards has become an interest. . I do some Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. 2019: Beaded suncatchers and tree ornaments. Fun and easy gift. Am doing some glue books. It's fun and relaxing. Cutting and pasting takes me back to my childhood.

More about me

I am not easily offended, love tasteful nudes, double entendre's, clever sarcasm, etc. I collect and hoard whatever I need at the time for my current project(s). I did purge all the supplies for past projects during the move. I feel so much lighter. There is so much to learn and do, and so little time. I do love hand made things. There is a little bit of the artist in everything hand made. I think that's why I love ATC's. The maker's personality shows through. So, do not worry about what I like. I am open to anything you love. I have recently developed a love for postcards. It's instant mail gratification...I like them naked with a nice note, or sent in an envelope (to be used for another swap). I love sending and getting little pieces of mail. My vacation shopping now includes buying interesting postcards for my swaps. Too funny! I lost my cat, Ozzie, in 2023. One of the funniest YouTube videos is: Sad Cat Diary by zefrank1. A must see for cat lovers.

Yes, Please

OK.... I will be adding thoughts from time to time. It's hard to list likes when there is very little I don't like.

I Love...........

  • Anything about the Royal family. I have a small collection of British commemoratives (china, postcards, etc.)
  • Middle ages (Henry VIII, etc.)
  • anything (book pages, etc.) written in a foreign language
  • Unusual colored/patterned/floral papers. All colors, especially muddy/washed out/muted colors and patterns. ATC sized papers (2.5 x 3.5 or larger). I also like hand made papers and backgrounds.
  • Rubber stamps, especially clear or unmounted ones
  • ephemera from victorian to the 50's
  • Anything Tim Holtz
  • Notecards, decorated envies
  • I would love it if you used real stamps when mailing me.
  • books and magazines on crafts, beading, buttons, or paper crafts.
  • Butterflies
  • Beer Coasters

  • POSTCARDS - written or unwritten from anywhere in the world. I prefer standard 4x6 size (NOT oversized or large) for my album unless the swap calls for something else. I DO NOT collect multi view cards or vintage or handmade. I like in no particular order, but not limited to:

    • people
    • real animals (not the cartoony ones)
    • art
    • lighthouses
    • touristy
    • Lantern Press
    • world heritage sites
    • foreign
    • scenic
    • map
    • national parks
    • black and white
    • stadiums/sports
    • Maxicards
      *State Capital Buildings
  • my state map collection (blank) is almost complete but, there is more than one design for each state. I need all New England states and any foreign countries are welcome.

  • I love Go Cards and Max cards. They are ad postcards with great graphics. They are actual post cards with ads on the front and no/very little print on the back. I have not been able to find them in Ohio.

  • pierced earrings - I like hooks rather than posts.
  • Chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet
  • Decaf coffee
  • Anything made with love
    • Computers (I don't mean someone should send me a computer, but I spend a lot of time on mine.)
  • Movies (ditto for movies) I would love recommendations
  • Book recommendations
    *PLAYING CARDS: I'm looking for all playing cards in any suit. Love jokers. I started a frankendeck of cities, states and countries. I need 8,9,J,Q of diamonds. A,5, of clubs, A,2,6,K of hearts.
    I would love postcards or playing cards specific to your country/area.

No, Thank You

If you can avoid these.

  • Cutsy stickers (Hello Kitty, Kawaii, etc.)... It's ok if you make me something with them, I just don't feel creative using them myself.
  • Quilting-supplies or fabrics, I don't quilt- that would be a whole other life.
  • I don't journal
  • All jazz music, heavy metal, most country (I know, it's un-american)
  • Sci-fi movies
  • Most bugs
  • Spandex anything
  • make-up, I don't wear much
  • Cooked spinach - liver - mushrooms
  • squash (anything with a z or q in it)
  • perfumes and lotions. I'm not into scented anything.
  • People who send swaps or postcards without a little personal note. A line or two would be enough. I would love to hear something about you or your area.
  • Postcard dislikes:
  • multi view
  • cartoony animals/people unless it's cartoon characters
  • Oversized (larger than 4x6)
  • Handmade (unless the swap calls for it)
  • Zazzle
  • Vintage


I always send my swaps on time. I never mark sent until I actually mail my swap. However, sometimes it goes into a mail box, not the post office, so the post mark might not be the same as my send date. If you don't receive anything in a reasonable time-frame, please let me know before you rate me and I will resend. I send all multiple partner swaps at the same time. So, if you see I have been rated by someone in your swap, you know I did send to you also. I WILL NEVER LET THE POST OFFICE WIN! I do keep track of my swaps. I know it's my responsibility to check on whether you received my swap, and as many of you know, I do. But it's also your responsibility to rate me when you do receive it. Thank you.

I promise to rate as soon as I receive your swap. (Unless I have a brain cramp that day) I appreciate thoughtful extras, but, they are not necessary for a heart. I will give hearts for good and/or caring work. If you send on time and it is the required item(s), you will at least get a 5. If you have a good reason for being late and let me know, I will be patient. Communication is the key. Sometimes life does kick us when we're not paying attention.

THANK YOU to my swap-bot family for all your wonderful swaps. You never disappoint. It's a real pleasure to belong to this group.




LadyMalchav rated for Just Randomness on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the great goodies!
minniepic rated for PCS: Ks - All Suits on Jul 5, 2024
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful playing cards ❤️❤️❤️
PapermailandMORE rated for Sticker Bomb PC 6/2024 on Jul 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks a lot for your pc - I love your stickers 🩷
Response: Your are welcome. I tried to stay away from kiddie stickers. Thanks for the heart.
krspellman rated for PCS: 10s - All Suits on Jun 30, 2024
Comment: thank you so much for the fun cards, I especially love the loons :-)
Ikat78 rated for PTG: Pick One Postcard on Jun 27, 2024
Comment: Hi Joy! Thank you for the Ohio capital pc. I hope you had a nice visit in Cleveland.
Response: You are welcome. I do live just outside Cleveland. I love this area.
manders2280 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #61 on Jun 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful postcards!
Comment: Thank you! I love the postcards :)
shirleyinCA rated for 3 Different AD Cards #5 on Jun 25, 2024
Comment: Great AD cards, thanks for an extra! I will message you about trying to get more people in our AD group
MelissaLB rated for PCS: Qs - All Suits on Jun 25, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the great Queens!
Christine6035 rated for PCS: 9s - All Suits on Jun 18, 2024
Comment: Thank you, Joy! Three of them are for sure new to me - love the flowered one!
Karen07 rated for PCS: Js - All Suits on Jun 15, 2024
Comment: The cards are great, Joy and the extras are appreciated! Thank you!
kssunlover1947 rated for PCS: 5s - All suits on Jun 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cards and your note. I like all the cards.
chandlerguera rated for 3-2-1 Your Choice #8 on Jun 9, 2024
Comment: Always happy mail from you! Loved hearing about your garden. Thanks for the nice selection! Happy summertime.
peanutlion rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #262 on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Every one of these PCs was wonderful - ESPECIALLy the 'greetings from home' card! I collect Covid ephemera and have never seen anything like this before. Thank you so so much. The quality assurance sticker also made me laugh too :)
Response: So happy you liked everything. It's hard to choose when you don't know someone personally. Thanks for the kind words and rating. I was lucky to purchase 2 rolls before the shop went out of business.
marclively rated for Springtime AD + 2 Sender's Choice on May 31, 2024
Comment: great cards!
Lyndylou5 rated for PCS: 8s - All Suits on May 29, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the nice variety of cards. I LOVE the DOTS card! Thanks for the recipe too. That's a perfect summer meal!
susieq11 rated for ITALY Postcard on May 25, 2024
Comment: Love this postcard from Agrigento! I would love to go to Sicily! I love Italy - last time we went was December 2021. I also love the parade stamps you used! Thanks for joining my swap!!! xoxo
Response: Love your swaps. Sicily was wonderful. My favorite place was Venice. Thanks for the nice rating.
mle rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #20 on May 24, 2024
Comment: pineapple! the pizza looks delicious!
isabellasnow rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #61 on May 24, 2024
Comment: Hi Joy! (beautiful name ;+) Thank you so much for this wonderful swap LOVE the handmade card and I'm beyond thrilled you were in a non-touristy mood. My absolute favorite is that potted plant card. Hope we're partnered again very soon!
Lyndylou5 rated for PCS: 6s - All Suits on May 20, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the nice variety of playing cards! Ohhh your poor plant. I too, have a brown thumb. Lol

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simcoe54 on Aug 4, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

Byn0604 on Jun 19, 2022:

Hope you had a fantastic weekend.

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debbiespoms on Mar 21, 2022:

Received the 3 map PC's via PH postcard tag and thanks very much for them!

Mark63 on Feb 7, 2022:

Hi, I’m back! And I’ve listed a swap if you’re interested. 😀

myancey on Mar 3, 2021:

I am so glad the second arrived. Happy swapping!

CrystalZ on Feb 10, 2021:

Thank you for the fun Alice in Wonderland themed postcards that you sent for the Postcard Tag in Postcard Hideout! I will definately be adding these to my collection :)

user6937 on Jan 29, 2021:

What an unexpected surprise in my mailbox today! Two wonderful map cards (Ohio & Hilton Head Island) - thank you, Joy! Extremely nice of you ;)

jjhere on Jan 25, 2021:

I'm learning some cool stuff reading your profile! I love Phillipa Gregory, too. I've read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy but didn't know the made all the movies (have seen the first one - loved it). I had to look up 'Kumihimo braiding'...wow, beautiful!

susieq11 on Aug 19, 2019:

OK, I’m glad you liked both mapcards!! : )

susieq11 on Aug 5, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joy! Have a nice day!!!

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