Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2023 4:34 pm


Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: May 27, 2023
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. I now have a 17 yr old Tuxedo cat named Ozzie. He is vocal, (we argue all the time) loving, and very handsome. His owner passed away in a car accident at the age of 30. I wanted company last year during Covid but wanted a senior cat. One of the funniest YouTube videos is: Sad Cat Diary by zefrank1. A must see for cat lovers.

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
* Where the Crawdads Sing
* 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 more and more. 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) Can't wait for John Wick 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. I always loved Fashion Police.....I will miss "bleeping" Joan Rivers and the ugly red carpet dresses. With Covid, Netflix is my new 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 a new interest. . I do some Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. Very Zen-like. 2019: Beaded suncatchers and tree ornaments. Fun and easy gift.

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 thats 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!

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.
    ****I was given a couple of decks of pinups (nude men or women) from the 70's. If anyone is interested in acquiring a couple of cards, PM me with your address. I will be glad to send some on. I know this is not for everyone, but many collect playing cards of all types.

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 sent 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.




marclively rated for Spell A-D-S with 3 postcards on May 27, 2023
Comment: great cards!
Response: Thanks, Marc.
KellyR rated for Half deck swap 2 ♠️ on May 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks, the jalapenos are fun!
shellbee8 rated for Playing Card Obsessed #46 on May 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you! There are some really cool ones!
MelissaLB rated for Half deck swap 1 ♦️ on May 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you Joy for the nice cards. Your trip to Michigan sounds really lovely. I love spending time on the lake.
marclively rated for Send 3 Ad Cards #2 on May 4, 2023
Comment: great cards Joy - always a pleasure to receive a swap from you !
marclively rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #17 on May 4, 2023
Comment: thanks Joy!
alihagerart rated for Washi Lover's dream on May 4, 2023
Comment: These are such fun washis! and I loveeeee the way you packaged them. Thanks for the swap! :)
KellyR rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #7 on May 4, 2023
Comment: Thank you, the deer is charming :)
Barbara rated for 3-2-1 Your Choice #5 on May 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you Joy for all the profile goodies. I will look into the Dr. Ouch Relief. haha Have a lovely day in the sunshine!
Comment: Thank you for all of the awesome items ,love the pocket that holds the cards, I cannot sew for the life of me, I have 2 left thumbs. But I keep myself busy with either grandkids sports or chat booking / scrapbooking on the weekends. I too also love historical romances, I have just read a good one : V E Schwab The Invisible life of Addie Larue, I also like to watch movies with the same theme like Bridgetown on Netflix. Thank you for the letter as well. Hope you have a relaxing but fun time in May.
Response: Glad you liked everything. Addie Larue was good, wasn't it? I'm working on glue books with magazine images. Very relaxing., Thanks for the nice note and rating.
Comment: Thank you I didn't have any of those designs
Response: You're welcome.
chaos55 rated for 25 Postage Stamp Swap - April 2023 on Apr 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful selection of used and mint stamps! And for sending them in a purple butterfly card : )
Response: Glad you like them. I figured they would be good for various art projects.
Courtney rated for Advertisement/Free Postcard Swap #2 on Apr 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and participating in my swap. Have a great week!
Response: Thanks for rating. I presume it was the resend that you received.
Comment: Thank you for the cards, I think the man of war is pretty cool too. And I love the polka dot note card! I cut the front side off so I can reuse it in other fun projects.
Comment: Thanks so much!!
Comment: Thank you for the great cards!
Comment: Thank you for the great cards!
SweetD rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #17 on Apr 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you Joy.
KellyR rated for Playing Card Obsessed #44 on Apr 13, 2023
Comment: EXCELLENT cards! Thank you for taking the time to read about my Frankendecks!!
Comment: great cards!

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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. πŸ˜€

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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