Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2023 3:13 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: December 1, 2023

Country: United States

Things I love

All mail has been rated/accounted for! THANK YOU for being patient while I was away! I came home to so much mail! : )

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

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

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

  • moose, elk

  • hummingbirds! and all birds

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, sea dragons, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • My Sweet Piano (Sanrio)

  • Duffy & Friends (Disney)

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

  • hearts, pears

  • Japan ,Venice/all of Italy, NYC, European countries, Antarctica, New Jersey

  • 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.

  • 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 cheesy 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, religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa, winter scenes...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 (USA only)

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 scented anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and nudes in art.

Please no animal cruelty, rodeos, hunting, dog or horse racing, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. I am not a bug lover however. Spiders and bees are ok, most other bugs I can live without! That includes moths and butterflies. I do not use Ohio themed stuff either (only postcards), thank you!

About Me

Trying to recycle any envelopes I can so please don't be offended if you get one!

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 (Lucky), a tabby cat (Tora), a tortoise and some fish. 9/16: We added PIXIE, a tortie kitten, to our family! She has the same Mama as Tora!

Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love big cities and the ocean/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)

2023 travel: We have Florida, California and Japan set so far. NYC was end of February. Boston was in April. Planned a trip for our Leap Day anniversary trip in 2024 - we are going to Mexico City! : )

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

Would love a couple more committed postcard pen pals. No fun sending once or twice and then it's over, never to hear from them again.

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, and 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:

  • Northern Lights

  • South America (all countries)

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • hummingbirds, Shima Enaga/silver-throated dasher, owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks and really all birds, who am I kidding?!

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

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

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • horses

  • domestic cats

  • Italy

  • Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, France, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moldova

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC (with Twin Towers in skyline is a bonus!)

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins and any Mexico

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!!

  • 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 Talking Heads, 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.


Comment: As always, great choices. Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the rating and for joining!!!! : ) xoxo
mamarochat rated for PTG: OHIO postcard on Nov 25, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the Ohio postcard
Response: You’re welcome - thank you for the rating!
CHOWEFACE rated for BEVERAGE Postcard on Nov 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks Susan! I’ll take tea hot or iced!
Response: I can do hot when I’m freezing ha ha!! Enjoy your day and thanks for joining and the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope and all the great goodies. We are a crowd of five for Thanksgiving; my husband's parents and his sister will join us. And it's all sides and dessert - no turkey!
Response: I’m in Tokyo right now - we are going to do Thanksgiving on Saturday! I don’t eat turkey but everyone else does so…! Hope you had a great holiday and thanks for joining and for the rating! xoxo
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Response: Thanks for the rating!!! : )
Highlander18 rated for MAIL ART - Pick a Theme 2 on Nov 19, 2023
Comment: ❤️❤️Wow - Love the hot air balloon outside and inside, the train, and the pine cones papers!!! Thank you so very much and also for hosting a fun swap!!!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks a lot for joining and for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely mail, I just adore all the stuff and you chose such great things for me!! Thanks again and have a great day!
Response: I’m really happy you liked it!! Thanks so much for joining my swap and for the rating! : )
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful PC, and your tale about the turkey that never was. I wrote about a different catastrophe, but earlier today I was remembering the Thanksgiving where my hand mixer burst into flames while making 10 lbs worth of mashed potatoes. My friend Jenn and I celebrated at a frat house and ate our meal on a trampoline in the drizzly rain. So very Humboldt.
Response: Oh my, that’s one for the ages, lol! We are celebrating on Saturday - hope it goes well and no crazy stories ha ha! Thanks for the rating!
Singske rated for IFM: Scrap Envelope-November 2023 on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you Susan for the great decorated envelope. I love all the scraps you used, makes it very colourful. Also thanks for the extras and the Bowie stamp on the back…❤️⚡️❤️
Response: You’re welcome, very glad you liked it! Thank you for the rating! xoxo
Lolle rated for MAIL ART - Halloween on Nov 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this fun envelope and all the goodies you added 🎃💕 Love from NZ, Carola
Response: You’re welcome! So happy you joined and thank you for the rating! xoxo
Ikat78 rated for What Are You Reading? - November 2023 on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: I want to have the kitties paint me something, lol. I can’t wait to hear what you read on your upcoming festivities!! Hope Happiness Falls kept you engaged until the end. 💕 Thank you for the cute pc.
Response: Omg I’m almost finished but worried I’ll have to read the end after my trip! I hate that! Just haven’t had a chance to sit and read much this week!!! It’s a little slow but good! Thanks for the rating and for joining!!! Xoxo
CHOWEFACE rated for NIGHT VIEW Postcard on Nov 13, 2023
Comment: Thanks Susan! Surprisingly my sister got me Chicago cards at the airport- she couldn’t find any in the city too!
Response: Ok so my postcard finding skills haven’t vanished, ha ha!! It wasn’t just me! : ) Thanks for the rating!!!!
Christine6035 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #255 on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: Great cards! Thanks for hosting!
Response: Glad you like them - thanks a lot for the rating! Have a nice week ahead! : )
Christine6035 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #54 on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: ❤Thank you, Susan!
Response: Thanks for joining and for the rating!!! : )
nanadiana rated for ANIMAL Postcard on Nov 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the PA animals. So cute! It's been cold, rainy and windy here, so I'm wishing for sunshine soon! Thank you for hosting, this was a fun swap!
Response: I hope you get lots of sunshiny days soon!!! Thank you for the rating and for joining! xoxo
Comment: Hi susan, thanks for the lovely card and those great stickers and PC! Just had a 4 day crafting retreat and the theme was halloween - the room was beautifully decorated and we all got dressed up on the sat. It was pretty awesome!❤️❤️❤️
Response: That must have been so much fun!! : ) I am happy you had a good time! Thanks for the rating and for joining!! Take care xoxo
marinda rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #255 on Nov 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and for joining! : )
Stargazer008 rated for Fill My Mailbox - 10/2023 on Nov 6, 2023
Comment: Oh thank you for the stunning postcard. Now I wonder if you are already on your holiday?! Simply have a wonderful time in Japan. :)
Response: Yay, I am so glad you like the postcard - it reminded me of you instantly! : ) I leave in a week for my trip! Thank you for the good wishes and for the rating! XOXO
anicka22 rated for Fill My Mailbox - 10/2023 on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable postcard!
Response: Thanks for joining and for the rating!! I hope you have a good weekend, my friend! xoxo
Comment: Thank you. Sounds like a fun get away
Response: It was really good!! Thanks a lot for the rating!!! : )

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dobie256 on Nov 30, 2023:

Welcome home! Loved your sweet Thanksgiving card! Next week is busy but I'll get with you the week after.

Ikat78 on Nov 29, 2023:

Thank you for the Snail Mail Is Magical pc with the cool stamps for WW NOV!! Super cute.

kiddomerriweather on Nov 28, 2023:

Thank you for the awesome mega-roll of return address labels you sent for my November WW! So thoughtful and generous!!! I shall never run out. Haha! You're the greatest!!!

Poohtat on Nov 25, 2023:

Thinking of you

Bhindblueeyes on Nov 21, 2023:

Thank you so much for your well wishes in my mailbox after the mass shooting. It's been stressful and heartbreaking, but kindness is getting me through! You are a doll for thinking of me! <3 <3 <3

grammypammy on Nov 18, 2023:

WW ~ November Wishlist

Thank you for the postcards and Thanksgiving card! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family too!

Hugs, Pam

Zefaniya on Nov 17, 2023:

Thank you so much for wish for November’s WW! I appreciate it!

LadyJo on Nov 16, 2023:

Thank you, Susan for the birthday card and wishes! I love the camper postcard, camper stickers, the awesome postcard stamps to use for my WW November wishes! I had several days of fun celebrations, than fun mail to keep celebrating!

BusyB on Nov 13, 2023:

Hi Susan, Today I am catching up on some letter writing! We've had a lot going on. I'm done with your letter and sending this week. Realized you won't receive until you get back from Japan. Just wanted to tell you I am thinking of you and safe travels! ❤️

LadyJo on Nov 10, 2023:

Thank you for the awesome camping stickers you sent to me! They will be fun in my camping journal, happy mail, and my photo scrapbooks! This was for MAW November wishes!

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