Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2021 1:48 am


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: December 7, 2021

Country: United States

Things I love

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

  • POODLES, Collies, Huskies, greyhounds, Saluki, Borzoi, Shar-pei - but I love ALL dogs!

  • DEER,owls,foxes,turtles,rabbits and all woodland animals

  • moose, elk

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • Snoopy/Peanuts, Pink Panther, Sanrio , Moomins, Mutts (comic strip)

  • hearts, pears

  • European countries,Japan ,Venice, Italy, NYC

  • art museums

  • books, libraries, reading

  • stationery, greeting cards, note cards, stickers

  • POSTCARDS! I like them blank and unwritten. I do not like ad cards unless they show one of my "likes". If I sign up for a written/stamped postcard swap, please send it that way. I collect blank and written postcards! Thank you!

  • I am a Taurus & love Zodiac-related items. Also Year of the Dog from the Chinese Zodiac.

  • NJ Devils, NY Mets.

  • Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. I like tea but simple flavors. Please no Earl Grey, and please nothing apple (allergic) or plain cinnamon! (Chai is ok though!) If you have decaf I'll take it!

Favorite Movies

Wizard of Oz

Favorite Books

I will read fiction & non-fiction, but do not like sci-fi or romance. A romance in literary fiction is fine, I just don't like over the top romance books or chick lit.

If you send me a postcard or swap: Tell me a must-read or your personal favorite(s).


I am not interested in ANYTHING political or religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa...that kind of stuff! : ) I appreciate that!

Please join me in any of my groups: International Fun Mail, Postcard trading group, Make A Wish (intl wishlist), Wonderful Wishes

I do not use : foam stickers , deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, fabric. I DO LOVE rubber stamps. New or used. I am hardly creative with them, make lots of smears, but I still enjoy using them on postcards and letters! ; )

I enjoy postcards sent unwritten in an envelope, but "naked" is fine too - I save all postcards. Whatever's easy - you won't get a complaint from me unless there's a choice on how to send it and I have made a comment. I do not like ad cards unless they somehow relate to any of my "likes".
Typically handmade postcards are not my favorite,but I have a few really cool ones that I've received! I do not really collect vintage postcards unless they are of topics on my likes list.

I am allergic to cigarette smoke and cat hair and apples. The one scent I despise is cinnamon! Please, please, please no cinnamon anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and the like - nudes in art welcome too. Please no animal cruelty,rodeos,hunting, dog or horse racing, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. Also no bugs please. : /

About Me

I live with my husband in Columbus, OH. I got married on 2/29/12; Leap Day! Yes, on purpose. I have no children. I am from New Jersey and miss it!

We are down to a standard poodle, a tortoise and fish. Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love the ocean and beaches and anything to do with them. I love to travel and try to take one "big" vacation a year. My dream is to make it to Australia and The Maldives. (Of course not in the same trip)
This year I went to NYC a couple of times and to Chicago. Upcoming this year: Italy. Japan (once again postponed!).

I enjoy making friends here in the USA and all over the world.

Please read

I want to be sure everyone receives what I sent, so PLEASE let me know if you didn't get a swap from me. I will resend if necessary. I rate daily. If I will be away, I will post it on my profile. Please have the courtesy to rate me. This is part of the agreement in a swap! I want to be sure my partner gets what I've sent. Please let me make it right before rating me poorly. I have all letters and packages weighed at the post office, but will try to use stamps whenever possible. This is for fun; it is not life or death!! I am not here to rate poorly! I just want to get something in line with swap requirements in return for what I send! I will always message partners to be sure they got a swap from me if I haven't been rated. I will also let a partner know if I haven't received a swap in a reasonable amount of time. Please do the same for me! Thanks to everyone.

Looking for...

I am in search of poodle postcards (new or vintage, written on or not) and really all things with poodles on them. If you have anything, maybe we can arrange a private swap. I have lots of different things to swap. Let me know! : )

Anyone have any postcards of:

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

  • Space, the Moon, NASA (and similar agencies worldwide), astronauts, etc.

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC with Twin Towers in skyline

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins

  • the Netherlands

  • all birds, but especially owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me these postcard wishes!!

I will also do a private swap for new or vintage unwritten post cards in an envelope. Just PM me!


Things I really like!

  • postcards. I especially love my postcards blank! (If I sign up for a written postcard swap, please send it that way though) Animals, cute drawings, Marjolein Bastin,coffee, Touristy (esp. skyscrapers & subways) art, B&W, baseball stadiums, maps, Mayan ruins, maps,Tokyo, NYC, New Jersey, unique non-touristy - try me!! ....!!!!! Any and all! See my "loves" at top too, thank you! You can't go wrong sending me an animal postcard. Anything but bugs, please.

  • envelopes and airmail envelopes

  • stickers

  • note cards

  • stationery

  • anything with poodles

  • anything with Snoopy and Peanuts

  • The Who

  • Beaches!! I LOVE beaches!

  • Alain Grèe

  • Marjolein Bastin

  • New York City - I was born there and raised close by and it is my absolute favorite place on Earth!

Music I Like

The Who!!!! Also like Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joan Jett, Duran Duran,Joy Division, New Order, Pixies,B-52's, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Smiths, Ramones,Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen and 80's "new wave",jazz.
Too many to name! Some day I'll make a big list! Love attending concerts.


dartha rated for Season's Greetings 2021 on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute snoopy card and goodies. You are so sweet!!! And love the Santa post stamp too. darla
Ikat78 rated for CHRISTMAS Postcard on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: Omg I love Santa Dolphin!! 🥰 Thank you for the unique pc.
Response: Yay! I figured it would be great to send you. You got it really fast! Thank you for the rating! xoxo
jeka396 rated for Season's Greetings 2021 on Dec 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful glittery Xmas card with the stickers and tiny card tuck-ins! Your return address label on the envie was so cool- a decoration itself!
Response: You got it fast! Thank you for joining and for the rating!! Hope you enjoy the holiday season : )
Comment: Thank you so much for this delightful swap of assorted goodies. So much fun to look at all of it. Love all the items with the dogs, birds and butterflies. Much appreciated. Cathy
Response: You’re welcome! Thank you for the rating! Happy you like what I sent! Thanks for the rating! : )
shirleyinCA rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #224 on Dec 3, 2021
Comment: thank you so very much for such a thoughtful swap! You always select quality cards that perfectly fit my interests. And the little extras - a vinyl sticker of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona - just love it! Sweet travel faux postage too.
Response: You’re welcome Shirley!! I’m so happy you like it all. Hope you had a nice vacation! : )
swapbotmaria rated for Random Envelope 9 on Dec 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I love all my random goodies! That fuzzy owl makes me think of our bathroom wallpaper when I was a kid! ❤️
Response: Oh yes! I remember the fuzzy wallpaper too! Thanks for the rating and for joining my swap! : )
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #223 on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: Love the pcs and extras. Thanks!
Response: You're welcome, Maxine! Thanks as always for joining and for rating! : )
Ikat78 rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #8T on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: 💖 Thank you for the awesome pcs! Most of them are new to me. I especially love the raven and sideshow banner ones.
Response: I hoped you'd like the raven, yay! Thank you for joining my swap!! XOXO
HippieChick rated for FS: PC Nov. #2 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Susan, you know me so well! I love anything with a good Deco design! We are currently trying to keep our heads above water here. No personal flooding (thankfully) but watching the rest of the province scramble has been hard. But we are safe, dry, and healthy so I have to be grateful. Hope you are doing well!
Response: Yes! I hope things are going ok now - really sad. Happy you are ok! Things are good here, can't complain. Have a wonderful holiday season! : )
swapbotmaria rated for Send 3 From the List #19 on Nov 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the fun goodies! I especially love the rainbow envelope. And the adorable outer “reader” envelope. Where did you get that? It’s amazing!
Response: You are very welcome! Sending you a PM! Thank you for the rating and for joining! : )
Comment: Hey there Susan! Was surprised to see you in this swap ! 😀 So great you enjoy recipes too~! Thanks so much, for the really cute mama & baby polar bear card, your nice note, the 2 recipes, and sticker sheet! Loving all you sent me! On the White chocolate Macadamia cookies. I will leave the nuts out. I'm allergic to them. Bummer! But I love white chocolate, yum!
Response: Oh Deb I’m so sorry!! I didn’t see you comment on the swap and I neglected to check your profile. You could substitute milk chocolate chips or cranberries - really anything. My hubby is allergic just to peanuts but it’s a bummer not being able to make cookies with peanut butter. I do when he’s away LOL!) Have a great Thanksgiving and holiday season! Be well! xoxo
Comment: Thanks for the sweet card and the fun cookie recipes. And I'll use the stickers on my cards. Mele Kalikimak
Response: You’re welcome!!! Hope you enjoy the holidays and thank you for the rating!! : )
carrotkate rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #24 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: What a FUN envelope! And the stamps arrived uncanceled! Thank you!
Response: Bonus! No postmarks! : ) Thanks a lot fit the rating!!
Comment: Lovely choices and extras, thanks so much! (I grew up in NJ too! Near Rutgers New Brunswick.)
Response: Oh nice!!! Another NJ girl : ) Thanks so much for joining my swap and for the rating!
Ruthless rated for Mix It Up! - November '21 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Great selection of postcards! Thank you so much. I really like the sticky bun recipe postcard. Have a happy thanksgiving!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap and for the rating! Glad you liked that recipe postcard! Hope you have a nice Thanksgiving too! : )
young46356 rated for Handmade Envelopes 11/2021 on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Susan, nice! Rich p.s. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours
Response: Wow that was so fast! I had fun making them - happy you like them! Thanks for the good wishes - have a wonderful holiday. Thanks for the rating!
Comment: great cards!
Response: Thank you for the rating!!! : )
simcoe54 rated for Naked Animal PC on Nov 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the vintage animal pc.
Response: Thanks for hosting and for the rating! : )
Juniebird rated for CPG Glitter Card Swap - Global on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the really pretty holiday card and all the cute extras. You are so right - time goes by so quickly this time of year! Be safe this season and enjoy!
Response: You’re welcome - and thank you for the rating! You take care and have a fun holiday season! : )
Comment: 🎄Your card arrived today!! It was the first official Christmas card I've received for 2021! Let the Season commence! LOL! I loved the sparkly card and the super cool owl stickers you included. We have tradition in our house with a Christmas Owl named Mr. Peepers who keeps watch over the presents. So Christmas owls are perfect!! Thank you so much. Have a wonderful holiday season!!
Response: Oh yay!! Hope you get lots of nice ones! That’s adorable about Mr Peepers! Enjoy the holidays and thank you for the rating!! : )

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annanymark on Dec 7, 2021:

Thank you so much for the CPG happy mail global tag- mail that I got today. You sent me so many nice thing that I’m looking forward to use in coming crafts ❤️

fishsteak on Dec 6, 2021:

Yes, I’d love to hear what bookstores you recommend in the area! My friend told me about Comicopia and I visited the Harvard Book Store so those are already on my list. :D

lindseyjae on Dec 5, 2021:

Hi! I received a PC from you yesterday, thanks so much and I will try to get one sent back ASAP!

BusyB on Nov 25, 2021:

kiddomerriweather on Nov 24, 2021:

Thank you for the PC's, note cards, and postage you sent for my November WW! Receiving mail from you is always a delight.

fishsteak on Nov 24, 2021:

Thank you for the letter and postage for my November WW! I also love getting to explore a new city, and although this is the first time I’ve really moved, I think that’s definitely the most fun part. (My favorite thing about my new place is that the library is just around the corner.) Wishing you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mimosagirl on Nov 23, 2021:

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Ikat78 on Nov 20, 2021:

Thank you for the awesome manatee Etsy wish for Nov WW!! I LOVE it. 💕 🥰

Lonestarchild on Nov 16, 2021:

Loving all the great big envies in Christmas themes for WW Nov. So fun!! Thank you!

lindseyjae on Nov 15, 2021:

Thank you for the November WW envie - you always send such nice stuff! I LOVE the stickers you picked out for me. Have a lovely rest of your month!

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