Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 1:07 am


Date Joined: April 22, 2010
Last Online: May 13, 2021
Birthday: October 3
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

*Updated 4/15/21 HAPPY SPRING!! I love brightening friends' mailboxes with happy mail & positive messages. I also enjoy mail art, and trying to save the USPS. *** I enjoy recycling fun paper products, so you may see a re-purposed envelope from me. I **always send my swaps, so if you don't receive a swap, please just let me know. I'll be happy to re-send. The drop box mailboxes at one of my post offices nearby recently had a vandalism event, and I hope none of my outgoing mail was affected, but if so, I'll be happy to re-send. I give my partners the benefit of the doubt also. We're all here for the full mailboxes! ;)

As far as crafting, I particularly enjoy doodling, cutting, gluing & collage, rubber stamps, especially alphabets, stickers, labels, ribbons, paints, and anything else to embellish my Art Journals.

I also have a sloppy gluebook where I paste in anything paper to keep it from junking up my artspace which is just a desk in the corner of my living room.

I enjoy making my own envelopes from old calendars, magazine pages, and other papers. I also enjoy making postcards & greeting cards. I'm afraid my efforts aren't as neat as the ones in card making magazines, but I am always pleased with the way they turn out.

I collect alphabet stickers & alphabet rubber stamp sets, have a too large stash of scrapbook papers, and many B&W and color images collected over the years for collage. I have tiny handwriting and so prefer to use very fine tip pens, like the Pigma Micron 01.

I work at a bookstore and keep a journal at work to paste in any kind of label or tag, and because I think gluing helps me de-stress. I've just transferred to a new location within the same company, and immediately ransacked the office supply cabinets for good paper, post-its, labels, art tape, etc.

I tried to make an art quilt/quilted book once, but found my sewing skills needed some fine tuning before I embarked on such a big project. I still like sewing though, and try to appreciate the sloppiness of my stitches.

I have collected and embellished cigar boxes and other small wooden boxes. These come in handy for my vast postcard collection, some as old as 1906 with a cancelled stamp.

I like decoupage, and any other sort of collage. I love making small photo books, like the KOLO ones with ribbons attached for hanging. I like looking at bookbinding books, but haven't attempted one yet.

Favorite images - antique suitcases, typewriters, books, cameras, etc. I love RHINOs, and rainy scenes. I like camping images, as well as treehouse and tree hugging. Oops, guess that makes me a bit of a hippie, huh? ah well, there's worse things.

I'm really looking forward to swapping so I can pare down my craft supplies and meet other people like myself who obsess about PAPER

About Me

Hello, my name is Lisa, aka rhinoluvr. I'm happy to be on swap-bot, after reading about Hoarders and seeing a season of the TV show of the same name. Where does all this stuff come from?!

I am a 46 year old mom who lives in Maryland & works in a bookstore. I'm a vegetarian but not the self-righteous sort.

I've lived all over the U.S. - in Boston, MA, in Portland, OR, in Athens, GA & in Virginia before moving back to my home state of Maryland. I can't pass up the occasional free babysitting & hot meals from my family.

I am the proud mom of two boys - Harper (15), & Dylan (13). They are so much fun to be with. I am very Liberal in my politics & lifestyle. People should do what makes them happy without directly harming others. Things happen for a reason.

I love to create & to paste found things in my art journal. I love getting into the zen state when you're crafting when everything falls away, and time passes without you noticing.

When I am not working or playing with my 2 sons, I enjoy sending postcards, taking pictures, drawing & painting and writing/pasting/doodling in my art journals and gluebooks.

I love camping, hiking, swimming, and being outdoors in the sun. I also love to curl up with a book that grabs me right away- bonus points if it's raining outside & I'm snuggled under a quilt.

I've recently been feeling uninspired but overwhelmed by my stationery, art & crafting supplies, and figured swapping would help me pare them down, while adding new items from like-minded individuals.

Looking forward to sending & receiving. :)

Favorite Music

SONIC YOUTH, Radiohead, Sleater-Kinney, Shins, Weezer, Beastie Boys, Belle & Sebastian, Spoon, Tom Waits, Pavement, Beck, Built to Spill, the Lucksmiths, Johnny Cash, the Pixies, Flaming Lips, Dinosaur Jr., Bob Dylan, Gossip, Cat Power, Neutral Milk Hotel, Rihanna, Bjork, Arcade Fire, Patsy Cline the Beatles, Velvet Underground, Mirah, Nina Simone, Rolling Stones, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Camera Obscura, Iron & Wine, Neil Diamond Bob Marley, They Might Be Giants, Holly Golightly, Goldfrapp, The Who, New Order, June of '44, Kimya Dawson, New Pornographers Apples in Stereo, Nirvana, Stereolab, Joanna Newsom, Beirut, Black Heart Procession, the Decemberist, the Pretenders, John Legend Duran Duran, Sufjan Stevens, the Vaselines, Buddy Holly, Cars, Mumford & Sons, Magnetic Fields... just to name a few.

Favorite Books

I love looking through craft books for inspiration. There are two really good Art Journaling books coming out this Spring: Journal Junkies & Creative Wildfire - just Can't Wait!

When I read fiction, I love everything & anything by: Paul Auster, Vladimir Nabokov, William Faulkner, James Ellroy, Kurt Vonnegut, Chuck Klosterman, Truman Capote, Harry Crews, Dashiell Hammett, David Sedaris, Patricia Highsmith, Danny Gregory, Jim Thompson, Feodor Dostoevsky, Edith Wharton, Milan Kundera, Leo Tolstoy, Toni Morrison, Henry James, Raymond Chandler, Bill Bryson, Chuck Palahniuk, poetry of Pablo Neruda, poetry of Leonard Cohen, and musician biographies.

My favorite Children's literature authors right now are Roald Dahl, Edward Gorey, Mo Willems, David Wiesner, Judy Sierra, Kate DiCamillo, David Shannon, Anna Dewdney, Jerry Pinkney, Lane Smith, Shel Silverstein, and many others. I am just starting to re-read the Independent Reader and Chapter Books I loved as a child, like the Encyclopedia Brown series, the Boxcar Children series, and many others. It's an exciting time to be a bookseller!

Favorite Movies

movies directed by John Waters - "Polyester", "Pink Flamingos" Terry Gilliam Jim Jarmusch Coen Brothers - "Big Lebowski", "Raising Arizona" Woody Allen - "Hannah & Her Sisters", "Annie Hall" Wes Anderson - "Rushmore" Barry Levinson - "Avalon", "Liberty Heights" Alfred Hitchcock - "Dial M for Murder" Marx Brothers movies Everything by the little tramp, Charlie Chaplin Terence Malick - "Days of Heaven" Gus Van Sant - "Drugstore Cowboy" Stanley Kubrick - "The Killers" Billy Wilder - "Some Like It Hot" Tim Burton John Hughes - "Sixteen Candles" Roman Polanski - "Rosemary's Baby" Lasse Hallstrom - "Shipping News"


Color - PURPLE
Animal - Rhinoceros
Shape - Stars! Polka Dots!
Holiday - Arbor Day (I'm a bit of a tree hugger)
Pens - Sakura Pigma Micron 01, any Ultra Fine Point Sharpie
Number - 13
Letter - L
Foods - Cheese, sushi, most fruits, nuts
Drink - COFFEE
Fruit - Bananas or Mangoes
Car - Volkswagen
Job - current one, as a bookseller
Sport - Swimming
Season - Fall
Candy - Fireballs

fAvOrItE pOsTcArDs

Here are some of my FAVORITE types of postcards to receive, but I will be happy with almost any PC you send me, as long as it follows the directions in the swap:

RHINOS ( hard to find, believe me, I know)
Coffeehouses, coffee mugs, etc.
Libraries, bookstores, people reading
Photographs of famous authors
Covered Bridges Outhouses Mailboxes, Post Offices, stacks of letters
City scenes
Forests, or calming greenery scenes, with trees
Vinatge scenes of what a city area used to look like
Animals in their natural habitats
Edward Gorey
State map cards
B&W images
Odd Roadside Attractions
Airstream trailers, or other camping vehicles
Postcards of artwork, such as those bought in a museum
Cats (wild or domesticated)
Laughing children, or children having fun
Book illustrations or engravings


user6937 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #139 on May 12, 2021
Comment: You have lovely cursive writing - I wish schools still taught it. Thanks for the pc's - the Bigfoot one is cool :)
dawnakaulen rated for Mix It Up! - April 2021 on May 12, 2021
Comment: A great mix, thank you so much!
susieq11 rated for Mini Scavenger Hunt 4/2021 on May 12, 2021
Comment: Hi Lisa! Thanks for all the great selections and extras! I love them! As always your notes are my favorite! Definitely keeping that book list. Even the titles sound good! I read that Nick Hornby book but none of the others. Keep the turtle pics coming! Thanks for a wonderful swap! xoxo
suepier rated for Quote PC Swap USA #22 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard and nice quote.
Lonestarchild rated for Handmade Envelopes 4/2021 on May 8, 2021
Comment: Fun envies -- and great size. Thanks so much!
ayahsantos rated for Send 3 From the List #17 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
Maddashin rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #31 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Can t begin to tell you how much I love the recipe postcards. Crab (blueclaw) is my favorite food on the entire planet.
debbiespoms rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #140 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Hey there Lisa! Received your swap today and thank you very much for the PC's of Bicycle, Gorilla, Museum, NASA/Space, and extra of Route 66. I absolutely loved them all! So glad to hear, that your mom had a so nice birthday lunch with you! How sweet! I will be taking my youngest child of 5 Blaze, out to dinner for his 27th birthday May 11th. I can't believe my baby is going to 27! I called my son Dan on his birthday May 4th. He is now 38. Wow, do I ever feel old as the hills ! LOL! Take care & hope to hear from you soon dear.
Comment: Hello Lisa! Thank you for the lovely postcards! Take care x
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Used Postage Stamps on May 5, 2021
Comment: I love all your cool stamps!! Fun envelope too. Thank you for so many goodies!!! The poodle postcard is new to me!!! I love the heart stickers! And the birthday card too. You are so sweet, Lisa!! Thank you for joining and spoiling me! xoxo
Comment: Thanks for the pc
Comment: Thank you for the fun kid cards!
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the recommendations. And now have a nice evening.
Comment: All great choices, thank you! Love the dog :)
Hunbun rated for MAE Handmade Flower Envies on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely flower cards! You chose great images!
Response: YAY! 🌺 I’m so glad it arrived at long last. 🌸 you’re welcome, and thank YOU for the heart. Take care ;)
Murras01 rated for PH: Naked Lighthouse Postcard #3 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the great swap! Wish you all the best.
LadyJo rated for Send a Naked Map Postcard #15 on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the new map card for my collection! I like the washi with the snails and envie, ect. I love the outdoors right now perfect weather!
debbiespoms rated for Quote PC Swap USA #22 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the great PC and great quotes ! Love them!
Aseret25 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #138 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for this colorful collection of postcards! I have been trying to get out and hike more too, now that it's nicer out - and before the cicadas emerge! This year is the big one - there will be BILLIONS of them.
riverwatcher rated for Transportation Postcard on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Hi neighbor! Thanks for the postcard. I'm eyeing those new barn stamps too. I haven't received from another MD swapper for a long time. Take care!

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susieq11 on Feb 24, 2021:

Thank you for the Valentine’s Day postcard! I got it today! Postmarked the 10th. Seems to be usual these days. That was quick compared to so much other mail. Thank you for thinking of me - I love the card and your note! XOXO

Poohtat on Feb 6, 2021:

susieq11 on Feb 1, 2021:

Hi Lisa! Thank you for the get well card!! It is so cheery and pretty! I appreciate your note and I’m on strict orders to take it easy! : ) It is so nice to be feeling good again and I look forward to March when I can get my usual life back (for the most part), finally!! You are so sweet to think of me. XOXO

TexyDeb on Dec 15, 2020:

Have a loving, safe, healthy holiday season!

susieq11 on Oct 13, 2020:

As far as that postcard goes, it also has a USPS label dated 9-23! I only wish I knew where it went! LOL!

susieq11 on Aug 28, 2020:

Thanks for the Save the Post Office postcard!! So cool!! I owe you some mail!! xoxo

susieq11 on Jul 16, 2020:

Thank you for the pretty envelope!!!!!! Love the flowers and colors!!

susieq11 on May 12, 2020:

Hi! : )

creationsbytee on Dec 24, 2015:

mamajoy on Mar 22, 2014:

Lisa...your resend for "three postacards in an envelops #2g" went out today. Hope you get it soon. If you are lucky, both mailings will show up. Thanks for your patience. Joy

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