Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2021 5:16 pm


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: July 27, 2021
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States

About Me

I am an elementary school paraprofessional where I teach 36 children in 1st through 3rd grade.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 13, 15, 17 and 18. Eight years ago we added a Golden Retriever pup to our family and a year later we got a 7 year old Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican which is totally fun and awesome! I 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 know enough to hold my own in a conversation, but not enough to read a whole book in Spanish and understand what I just read in depth.


I love touristy postcards. I am not interested in random postcards of cartoons, animals, plants, and objects. I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

I love art journaling!!! I love to use paint and old ephemera in my mixed media journals.

Junk journaling is my newest endeavor. Those digital printables are all over my computer files at the moment!

I love making Zines, but haven't made many in the last few years. I hope to trade them again and see what others do with this amazing art form. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library.

Favorite Books

I have a book club that I started with a group of friends from church like 4 years ago. Still going strong and even figured how to do it via ZOOM this last year. I love to curl up with a REAL book.... no digital books for me. I run a couple book clubs and other types of clubs.

I have read so many books about Hygge. I love it so much that I had a women's retreat and that was the primary focus.

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: 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... and now K- Dramas.😍😍😍


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

I discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with an 8 wing. It has helped me better understand myself and my family and friends. It has helped me to learn better how to improve my mental health and be more patient with others. As a parent it helps me understand my children's motivations and needs so much better!

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 because I am half 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 or anything with alcohol. I respect all religions. and do not mind learning of your beliefs if you choose to share them.

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!


I always send out my swaps on time. I usually get them out at least a week before the swap closes. There are 3 different days in the month that I go to the post office. So some swaps are ready to be mailed weeks before the swap closes and a few are mailed just a few days before it closes. 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).


Comment: Thank you for Zine Quarterly! Love it :)
Response: Glad you liked it. So fun to make! Thanks for joining the swap
Art90world rated for Junk Journal Round 6 on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Yummy page, especially the food platter.
Nicole72898 rated for Junk Journal Round 6 on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: Maggie! Wow what an awesome spread! I would love to try some campfire burritos! I love burritos in general, but s’mores even more! I really like your thought process on building a plate and fussy cutting the foods out! Very creative !!! Great job!
Response: Aww thanks. I had so much fun searching the internet images for my snacks and cutting them after printing them. I realize that I don't have a certain style. I kinda do a little of everything. Thanks so much.
Dskinner rated for Cuties: Napkin Swap Round 2 on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Your zine is soooo cooool! I just started making zines for Swapbot. The history of zines is so interesting. Thanks for the extras :)
SchultzFamily5 rated for Cutie Camp Mail Call on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Loved my little book! xoxo Irma
Comment: Thank you for the recipe! Making it next weekend!! XOXO Irma
LStander rated for Cuties: Napkin Swap Round 2 on Jul 20, 2021
Comment: Maggie, thank you for the lovely napkins! I especially love the Pinwheel/Dresden looking napkin - so Fun! Thanks a bunch!
Comment: Thank you Maggie, you know all this stitching is making my heart swoon!
Tobysgirl rated for Cuties: Napkin Swap Round 2 on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: I love your swap packages - they are so bright and so much fun! Thank you for the extra zine too!
Comment: I loved yours!!!
Comment: Really loved reading this zine!! Thank you so much for sending it and for hosting!
Comment: Your postcard is super cool! Love the fabric and I am totally going to make this recipe! I think I have to dig out the tent from the shed and camp in my backyard!
Comment: I enjoyed the zine. Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the things you sent.
Response: Thank you for joining this swap!
suepier rated for The “Never Been” Postcard Swap on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful multiview of the Netherlands. I would love to visit there someday.
dakotadee rated for Art Junk Journal Experiment 112 on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: lots of fun stuff.I have to do some thinking and dreaming before I start creating. Thank you for all the fun stuff
Comment: Yay Canada! Love the moose card, thank you so much - hope you're enjoying Enterprise, i love it!! :)
Response: Thanks so much!! I love these PC swaps.
BethHinkes rated for Paper Napkin Swap on Jul 1, 2021
Response: Thanks. I hope you enjoyed participating!!! It is great to meet you through the mail.

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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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rngstgstll on Oct 11, 2014:

Thank you for the awesome and wonderful and fabulous mail art created by your super kids. I love the house and the mountains, the fabulous tiger cat, alligator, panda, and owl! You are a talented household, clearly! Thanks also for the tags, we'll put them to good use :)

picupurcross on Aug 30, 2014:


Thanks so much for the zines, Maggie! I really liked getting these three little (completely different) peeks into your life! It's what makes trading zines so awesome! 😊 I especially enjoyed reading about your fairy village. So imaginative! Thanks again for trading with me! Have an awesome holiday weekend! ~ Joy

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