Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 4:12 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: May 8, 2021

Country: United States

About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • My favorite meal is anything with cheese! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!! I am grain free 😁

CHRISTMAS...about the only holiday I decorate for and I lean towards Christmas trees...any size and style 🎄🎄🎄 I put them in every room of my house 🎄🎄🎄


VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap


I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few! A few more...Elly Griffiths, John Sandford, and Fred Vargas

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!


I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's


I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like


THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • nothing scented except luxurious bars of soap...I don't use scented lotions and I don't burn candles
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.


Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks


Comment: Wow thank you so much for all the wonderful postcards. You certainly filled alot of categories. ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I do get a bit obsessed 🙄 Thanks for the hearts!
craftychristine rated for Vintage tourist card #02 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Such a beautiful card! I totally agree it looks like it was an amazing place to stay but my budget is not large enough most trips :) Thanks for sending such a pretty card!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart rating
shirleyinCA rated for He Said - She Said on May 5, 2021
Comment: Great cards- I really love that Wicked Redhead! Thank you also so much for the vintage Snow White and the Dwarfs - it is terrific and I don’t have one like that!
Response: I'm so happy that you liked everything! Thanks very much for the heart rating❣
Comment: Hi Mar, Thank you so much for the swap you completed and then sent to me. The item(s) you sent me for the swap are very nice. I really enjoy receiving new items that I can use in future swaps or some other creative project(s) OR Add your project to one of My Collections. I apologize for taking extra time in getting your rating done for this swap. I very much appreciate your completion of this swap and getting it off to me in a timely manner. Colorado is still having problems with the mail. Mail going in and out of Colorado is continuing to be an issue. So, until this issue is resolved, please Be Patient! Your Swap-bot Partner, Barbara B. sleepingrover2010
Response: Thanks so much for your response, I'm happy to know that it arrived safely and that you like what I sent. Thank you also for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes to you
myancey rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - H on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcards and stickers. And notecards. I really like the book pages. Thanks have a good day
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you for the heart!
Sequoia183 rated for Fill in my Ephemera color gap on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness! This apple bag will probably need to be buried with me. I love it all, such happy colors!
Response: Yay! So happy that you enjoyed what I sent you! Thanks so much for the heart❣
spinweaver rated for NYUP: PC - back into history on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: I love the old French postcard- the skyline of Paris looks very modest so I would say mid 1800's BUT paper postcards with photos started in the 1890s. Wow things have changed! Thank you!
Response: Good point about when postcards actually came about. Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you! I am always impressed at how many of these "nearly impossible" you get :)
Response: You're welcome! I definitely get a bit obsessed 😁 Thanks very much for the heart❣
debbiespoms rated for P&M Spell out postcard swap on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Hi Mar ! Thank you very much for the amazing postcard selection ! Thank you for sending a mixture at that too !
Response: You're welcome and thank you for the heart rating! Stay healthy and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
AlisonKingWriter rated for Vintage Tourist card on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much- I LOVE the black and white vintage card. I guess Weezer is older to me since they've been making music for a while- but I am quite young! I totally understand the struggle to switch thinking from plurals to singular they/them. I struggled myself originally, and I'd only had 20-ish years of plural thinking. Hope you're well! <3 AL
Response: So happy that you loved the postcard I sent but I especially appreciate your understanding of my struggle with they/them. I'm not giving up! Best wishes, Mar/skinny52
debbiespoms rated for TF April 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Hello Mar ! Received your swap today and thank you ever so much for the little gift & the Winnie the Pooh card. so cute! You asked me, Do I open the gift immediately or save them for Christmas? I save them for Christmas. As my husband & I don't exchange gifts anymore, due to money being tight.
Response: I am very good with delayed gratification and really enjoy saving swaps like this also. I hope that my little package brings a smile to your face on Christmas morning! Best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Jangonz rated for WIYM: Postcard Soup USA APRIL on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for ALL the great PCs, I will be using them!!
Comment: Thank you for all the great cards you found.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
shirleyinCA rated for Mix It Up - Maybe? #2 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Lucky me to get you as my partner! I love your ocean themed items for me and am very glad you included the Cape Cod map playing card! What a cool Landshark coaster and your ad cards are terrific! Thanks for an extra. Cute envelope, too!
Response: Awwww, thanks for the enthusiastic response, I'm very happy that you enjoyed what I sent! Thanks so much for the heart rating❣
Comment: Thank you for those really great vintage sea postcards, I love them! And that notecard! I don’t have it in my profile, but I absolutely love sea turtles, and this card is beautiful. I may just have to frame it! Thanks again! ❤️
Response: So happy I chose that turtle card for you! And I'm glad that you liked the actual swap items too 😁 Thanks for the heart rating❣
Comment: Oh wow, thanks so much!! Are there really 5 envelopes?!? So far I have received 1,2 and 3 of 5.cant believe there's more! Lovely stuff, feels like a vacation! So many memorabilia and gorgeous vintage pages. I'll update when the other 2 envelopes arrive. 😁 UPDATE: Envelope 5 of 5 is AMAZING! You really spoil me Mar! 😁 Now where is no. 4 of 5?🤔
Response: I'm thrilled that at least 3 have arrived safely and quickly! I'm very happy that you're enjoying what I sent! Fingers crossed that you get the last 2! Thanks for the heart rating❣ Stay healthy and best wishes!
Comment: Wow, that WAS close! Lucky me to get the ones you did have. Thanks for being so generous - when I'm your partner remind me and I might be able to send you a skeleton pc :)
Response: I love your offer but if we're relying on my memory it will never happen 😁 I'm very happy that you enjoyed what I sent and I appreciate the heart rating❣
ScrapHappyGabi rated for VES: Linen Postcard Swap #3 on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Gorgeous! Thank you!! I love these so much!! Thank you for sending me these treasures! xx Gabi
Response: You're so very welcome! I'm glad that you enjoyed what I sent! Thanks for the heart❣
Sequoia183 rated for Walk thru the Alphabet - F on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Oh my Fido works! What a Fabulous Fun Festive Folder of flipperies!
Response: Fabulous feedback! Thanks for the heart! Stay healthy!
AJ73 rated for Paperback Book Postcard on Mar 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Martha. I love me Iris Johansen but cover postcard that you made. You are right. Iris is one of my very favorite authors. This is a great postcard for my collection. Thank you for playing this swap with me. Sincerely, Alma.
Response: You're welcome! I enjoyed the idea and searching for something by an author on your profile.

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MSturgill87 on Mar 12, 2019:

Thank you for the amazing British package for my S&W March wish! My husband was as into getting this as I was, as we're both Anglophiles. LOL He even stole the recipe booklet!!

jukejan on Sep 24, 2018:

That PC from Japan was beautiful, when you are planning a trip up I would love to hear your stories!

jukejan on Jul 31, 2018:

Really enjoyed our meet-up in Barnstable Village. I hope we can do it again!

Angie on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you so much for the RAK! And the fun mystery of solving who it is from. Tee hee!

BlueberryLady on Aug 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for the Jar of Cranberry Jam along with all the Cape Cod/Mass info- maps, magnets booklets etc.. I love Cranberry in any thing.. Hugs from OHIO.. You were very Generous ! !

Lady on Jun 12, 2017:

You are so right "white chocolate" is not chocolate!

Margothecat on Sep 16, 2016:

Wow - thank you so much for all the goodies! Love the alphabet stickers and such nice postcards! Thanks again - and thanks for joining the alphabet swaps!

Artstamper on Nov 23, 2015:

Hi Mar, Thanks for the great Christmas PC.It's beautiful and I love that it is a non traditional color.

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