Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 6:53 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: November 25, 2022
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
My Etsy Faves

About Me

I am taking a gap year as an elementary school paraprofessional where I taught 1st through 3rd grade since 2012.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 14, 16, 18 and 19. And a Golden Retriever and an Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican and love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish.


I love touristy postcards and vintage pre 1990's postcards. I am NOT interested in random postcards of quotes or animals.... unless the swap calls for it.

I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, art and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

Junk journaling is my newest endeavor. I have joined some special groups on here for these swaps.. if you are my partner I love vintage papers especially in another language than English. I am a succor for old vintage recipe book pages or recipe cards or old photos or sketches from vintage cookbooks or magazines. I like old receipts and bank ledgers. Old geneology charts and always a good old photograph all of which may be a copy. I understand that originals are hard to part with.

I love making Zines and am happy to take them.off your hands. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library. I have made hundreds of them. Seriously. I have a file cabinet full of my originals. I know. Nuts. But it is kind of a passion of mine.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Schitts Creek, K Dramas, Modern Family. Sister Wives. Black Mirror. Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I love to read Thrillers, self help and autobiographies and short stories. I receive a book each month from Book of the Month club and have read so many wonderful ones that I never would have picked up.

I discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with a 6 wing.

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages


Old ticket stubs, menus, doilies for art journaling


ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican. The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Tea or Coffee.

I don't need any more bits of colored cardstock or patterned paper. I find that this doesn't get used.

Loose tiny stickers that are not on a sheet. I will loose them immediately and that is sad.

Private Swaps

I love to do private swaps with well established swappers. I am open to profile surprise related swaps or a specific type of swap. Send me a PM and we can chat!


If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).

The ABC's of ME

A- Alpacas, Address Labels, Airmail theme

B- Beatles (as in the Fab Four)

C- Currency collector (foreign bills)

D- Denmark, Dia de los Muertos

E- England, Europe, Ephemera

F- Frida Kahlo, Fountain pens, Flow magazine

G- Green Enchiladas

H- Harry Potter, Hufflepuff



K- K-Pop and K-dramas

L- Lace

M- Mexico, Miniatures, Mini-Brands



P- Penpals, Postcards, Pipsticks, Pom Poms


R- Road Trips


T- Traveler's Notebook,


V- Villages (miniatures ones and IRL)

W- Washi


Y-Yellow is my favorite color

Z- Zines (mini magazines)


Dskinner rated for Fall Soup recipe card swap on Nov 22, 2022
Teresa1961 rated for Fall Soup recipe card swap on Nov 22, 2022
Nicole72898 rated for Junk Journal #26 on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: Maggie! I love your spread! I loved the fall movies too😊Thanks for hosting 😊
BevG rated for Fall Soup recipe card swap on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: This soup sounds yummy!
BevG rated for Thanksgiving Card Swap on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: So very cute! Thank you!
ttpass12 rated for Junk Journal #26 on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing the creative fall design. The colors gives the feeling of fall. And your favorite movies list is exactly my favorite :-)
ubx rated for Junk Journal #26 on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: i love you page!
CutieTheresa rated for Cuties Fall Pocket Letter on Nov 19, 2022
Nicole72898 rated for Junk Journal #25 on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Lovely❤️😊Thank you so much for hosting 😊
michelekt rated for Fall Soup recipe card swap on Nov 18, 2022
teabunny rated for April Wacky Holiday Zine on Nov 16, 2022
Annalena rated for Fall Themed Pocket Letter on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful pocket letter! I loved how it looked, the goodies and the wonderful letter :)
Response: It felt like my first ever pocket letter since I hadn't made one in many years and only that ONE time. So I felt like I was going to have a tough time making it good. That makes me feel feel that you liked it. I hope you will join future pocket letter swaps.
kristenlyns rated for PIPSTICKS Sticker sheet swap on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: These sheets are all new to me! Thanks so much!
Response: Really?!? Wow! I am surprised since you have a subscription. Oh well... that makes me happy that there are no duplicates. Thanks for joining this swap.
Comment: thank you for sending both your zine from this round and the last round! i loved them both
Response: You are welcome. I really love making these so much!
justsomegirlyouknow rated for ABC Send ~B on Nov 7, 2022
Comment: This was really lovely, thank you! The postcards are great and the stickers are my favorite (:
Response: I am so glad that you liked them. I had a lot of fun making that for you. Glad you like the postcards. I love Bryce Canyon so much!
Mayje rated for Junk Journal #25 on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: Hi! I love your page. I really like the accordion book with the photos of book covers. It is always nice and nostalgic to see those covers especially the Sweet Dreams ones. It was when I started to like reading them a lot when I stopped playing outdoors. One of my favorite books are Sweet Dream's P.S. I Love You and The Promise. I love Barbie interactive toys too. The one me and my sister had was the school room. Thanks for sharing! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart. I spent hours pouring over images of all the covers of the many book series. I only printed the ones that I remembered by the cover. I felt tingly as I looked at these covers. Do I knew they were read by me.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for ABC Send ~B on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely B goodies! I love the bLue folder you stuffed with so many fun things for me to use! I really love them all and they will all go to great use!! <3 lots of Autumn Hugs!! x Gabi
Response: I am so glad that you liked what I sent you. That was a fun swap.
brooklynbunch rated for Ugly PC Swap #63 on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the card--if you hadn't said there were feet there, I wouldn't have figured it out. I like the Nancy and Sluggo stamp. Susan (brooklynbunch)
hellojett rated for Junk Journal #25 on Nov 4, 2022
Comment: What a lovely junk journal! I love all the expanding and hidden elements! Babysitters Club! Also a favourite of mine, as was operation. It’s nice that you also wrote comments too. Would give two hearts if I could!
luluvision rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 17 on Oct 31, 2022
Comment: EDIT to add: It's the Hogwarts house zine! Received! What a fun one to do! And I love the vintage stamps on the envelope!
Response: Glad you got it. I can't even remember what theme zine I did for this swap. Could you jog my memory? I hope you hold onto the stamps and find a way to use them in your future crafting or to send to someone for their ephemera stash. I have a hard time parting with vintage stamps because I put them in my junk journals. I love them so much! Thanks for the heart!

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Nicole72898 on Mar 18, 2022:

Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I am so excited because my book is filling up too and is nice and chunky ! I love having the prompt, and yours are awesome! This is definitely my favorite swap series, and I’m so happy I’ve joined in every round! I always love seeing your spread too, and they are full of inspiration ♥️♥️Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ttys😀


DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 just wanna say thank you for hosting junk journaling swap! I hope you can continue the project as right now my country still suspending international mailing 😢 Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again 🙏🏽

MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


tcornell on Jun 12, 2020:

Wow- I love the quarantine postcards! So, thank you so very much for angeling the $7 Etsy Postcard Surprise swap for me, it is so very appreciated ♥

banjobraids on May 2, 2020:

!frida kahlo studio Very cool miniature creation by Elsa Mora! https://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2007/10/frida-kahlos-st.html

jenmcjen on Aug 27, 2018:

Whoa! The zines! First, this envelope - beautiful! I love every one of these zines. I like the ideas, especially the one of "people get to fill in." I'm going to def make one of those. The sewing one is so pretty! Having Milan Pasta next weekend! Juicy secrets are always fun to read!

So you didn't want anything in return, but since zines are a make and copy thing, any that I make, I will send you a copy. Oh, I'm making a "kinky" one for a swap - let me know if you DON'T want a copy of that. Meantime, for the rest of your life (or mine...depending) you will randomly get a zine from me in the mail on occasion. I'm starting to see how useful they can be, and also how they can be put together in different ways to make different sizes. Thank you so much!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

Wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas!

emilynhr on Dec 23, 2014:

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