Swap-bot Time: February 8, 2023 6:31 pm


Date Joined: October 10, 2013
Last Online: February 7, 2023
Birthday: February 6
Country: United States
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Short attention span summery:

  • I love colorful or grungy, fun, quirky, and unique things especially when made by you. I'm not picky or easily offended at all so feel free to share what you are passionate about or trying for the first time. I do prefer things without glitter please.

Very long version:

  • I strive to make you laugh, bring you joy, feel great even if just for a moment, and also tend to think outside the box. If I get it wrong please let me know so I can fix it.
  • Scottish terrier lover and pet rescue supporter. No pets of my own currently and love to receive pictures, doodles, or stories about yours.

-I'm a terrible pen pal but love to read your letters and lists. Always check out what you recommend even if I don't really respond the "right" way.


  • Address labels: clear, plain, tiny, or regular with designs, with my email, swapbot name, or address. Mail art, flat stickers, postcards(handmade ok), labels, postage(real or faux), vintage postalettes, unique stamped images, and washi samples (preferably patterns, tie dyed, or watercolors, not characters) super sticker slapped envelopes covered in all those unloved ones.
  • Anything handmade or decorated by you. Atc, pocket letter, inchies, flip books, stuffies, pins, really anything.
  • Lists, jokes, poems, haiku, limericks.
  • Healthy instapot and slow cooker recipes.
  • Vintage stationery 1960s - 80s. Current brand is my favorite.
  • Bright colors. Black and White.
  • recycled and partially used items are always welcomed. I wonder how other people feel about this. I find it annoying that a lot of sticker sheets are too big for an envelope so I cut them in half and send them that way unless it specifically says on your profile not to do that.

Anything with an animal πŸ’œ:

  • Scottish Terriers.
  • Rescued pets and their stories.
  • Mega fauna - e.g. Woolly Mammoth, Saber tooth tigers, giant sloths.
  • Donkeys, goats, and pigs.
  • Fish and other sea life, horseshoe crabs.
  • Woodland creatures real or imagined.
  • Put a bird on it: Flamingos, barn swallows, woodpeckers, crows, turkeys, birds of prey.
    Tell me about your backyard birds. I work with amazing people who are true bird watchers, great photographers, and learn something new everyday. Recently have piliated woodpeckers visiting the feeders!
  • Ferns, oak trees, poppies, hydrangeas, pines, cherry blossoms, native plants, moss, and mushrooms.
  • The only animal thing I don't like are real monkeys and chimpanzees when dressed in clothes, they creep me out. Go figure that the flying monkeys from oz are my favorite though??? Maybe because they're fake? It's the trained circus animals that creep me out. Just no.


  • Halloween year round. Love vintage costumes (Ben Cooper!) and photos. Classic Universal monsters and Horror movies. Witch Hazel and Gossimer. Hitchcock. Vincent Price. Cute is awesome but prefer scary (not necessarily gory), grungy, or gothic style overall.
  • Silly or dark humor.
  • Oddities and Imperfections.
  • Pop culture, esp 70s and 80s. Let's talk about that time the bionic man and woman fought bigfoot!
  • Cults, I'm both fascinated and horrified that people get sucked into them.

Artsy fartsy:

  • Local traditional art
  • Outsider arts and crafts.
  • Bright bold colorful florals.
  • Art deco and nouveau.
  • Modern, surreal, and weird art, turn me on to an artist you love.
  • Illustration- vintage children's books, ads, propaganda, industrial workers
  • Vintage Hawaiiana
  • Mid century architecture and furniture.
  • Industrial, steampunk, time travel, space, and scientific themes
  • I'm not religious, but I still love the art, icons, and shrines.

write about:.

  • Triumphs and struggles.
  • Regional culture, artists, dialect, ghost stories, treats, and recipes.
  • Kindness you've received or given.
  • Family history and origin. Stories about eccentric relatives.
  • Favorite songs and concerts.
  • Favorite or hilarious childhood and teenage memories.
  • Adventures and travels.

Fictional characters and tv shows.

  • OZ.
  • The Muppets.
  • Bojack Horseman.
  • Richard Scary
  • Raggedy Ann
  • ME-HenryπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
  • Tina Belcher.
  • Grover and Oscar.
  • Parks and Recreation Jean Ralphio because he's the wooorst!

  • The Office, both versions.

  • Spock and Picard.
  • Batman 60s series
  • 60s -70s cartoons.
  • unexpected anthropomorphic "things"
  • R.O.U.S.
  • Portlandia. I think I've worked with every character on this show over the years.
  • I'm in love with Matt Berry and What we do in the shadows brings me immeasurable joy.
  • Svengoolie
  • Bozo the clown.

Food and travel.

  • illustrations of food, esp breads and pastry.
  • Austria, Chicago, Puerto Rico, Mexico, and Canada.
  • Mountains, forests, and beaches.

NOT crazy about-

  • coconut. chai, and zinger tea
  • plastic which I understand is impossible to avoid, but I try to recycle and reuse.
  • non communicators, silent and non raters
  • glittery, statements on how to live life, pastely vintage(except snarky and kitch) and girly girl stuff-the exception is Valentine's day, go nuts!
  • scented items: There are scents I love and many I can't handle, ask before sending please. I do love scratch and sniff though.
  • Please for the love of all things good and holy do not send Satan's bile aka mustard.
  • 3D stickers, paper pieces, and bits, I have tons.
  • It confuses me when people join a themed swap and then their profile specifically states they do not like it. It's also frustrating when someone has extremely specific likes and not much else to go on. I also won't join swaps that don't have very specific instructions. Swaps with no stated price limit are just setting people up for disappointment and failure IMHO.

Favorite Movies

These whimsical, visually stunning, and goofy ones

  • Sunset Boulevard
  • Freaks
  • Metropolis
  • Hugo
  • Coraline
  • The Birds.
  • The Princess bride.
  • The Wizard of OZ.
  • Return to OZ.
  • Pee Wee's Big Adventure
  • Anchorman
  • Coming to America
  • Repo Man.
  • Dazed and Confused.
  • Ghost World.
  • Zoolander.
  • Night of the living dead.

Wes Anderson films and aesthetic!!!!

You'll have my love forever if you send something (even abstractly) related to any of his movies.

Favorite Books

Always reading something and it varies greatly, could be science fiction, fantasy, or historical fiction. Biography, Ted talks(don't know where to put these), or old childrens science textbooks.
-The fifteen lives of Harry August by Claire North.
-The Borgias have been fascinating me lately, it's amazing that we have the details of these people's lives that lived so long ago. I get exhausted just thinking about their daily lives.

Favorite Music

Spotify is on most of the day. Frequently Go to: 80s college and dark wave, Wilco, The Who, Monsters of folk, Jack White, and love finding new music! I love to hear about concerts you've been to, songs you love, and why you love them.

Favorite Crafts

Anything handmade by you is greatly loved and appreciated, no matter your skill level.


I prefer smaller, flat, and without chunky embellishments please. Inappropriate and weird are fun send them to me!

I enjoy making papercrafts: pocket letters, postcards, atcs, and mail art. I just haven't felt very crafty lately so haven't been joining those types of swaps. I do continue to buy and hoard supplies of course. So back on track somewhat and I'd say my crafting style goes to grungy no matter what I do, lol. If you hate it let me know. I'm easy going.

I really love needle felting, but working with wool makes me sneeze like crazy:(

Thanks for reading. Have a great day!


Comment: Thanks so much for the cute Valentine's Day card and the pretty handmade book mark and stickers. Much appreciated! Cathy
Comment: Thank you so much for these beautiful decos and the lovely goodies! I'm so excited about these :)
Response: You're welcome!
tendersores rated for Season's Greetings 2022 on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the card & tuck ins!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome!
LadyJo rated for Themed Notecard on Dec 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the resend! I enjoyed hearing all about your Christmas and the New Year Celebrations coming up! Thank you for the stickers too!
Response: Yay! I'm happy it finally got there! Happy new year!
anicka22 rated for Season's Greetings 2022 on Dec 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you, best wishes for you
Response: You're welcome, Merry Christmas
Writercat rated for Season's Greetings 2022 on Dec 16, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely Christmas card and all the fun Christmas goodies. Merry Christmas! Cathy
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas!
sherba31 rated for MAIL ART - Birds on Dec 9, 2022
Comment: Hello and thanks for the great envie. Glad the bird job is fun for you! Love all the detail from the collage, the stamp, notecard and extras! Take care.
Response: You're welcome, enjoy!
susieq11 rated for CPG Festivus 2022 PC - US on Dec 7, 2022
Comment: I couldn't agree with you more - air travel is not for the weak these days, LOL! Not planning or actually flying! Hopefully once you're there it'll be awesome! Love the ostrich pc! Thank you!! xoxo
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: I love this envelope! And how cool is that little bookmark/notepad?! That is truly perfect for me because I’m a list/just-thought-of-something-need-to-write-it-down-now person! I LOVE it and love repurposing! Yay! The card and postcard are great too. : ) It sure took its time getting here, wow! 10 days. Thank you for joining and for sending me the happiest of happy mail!! XOXO
Response: Yay! It got there. Slow slow mail these days. I'm so glad you liked my funky project. I wasn't sure if you take notes of the books you read, but thought that was a clever idea! Thanks!
DeboraCreates rated for CPG Move Any Deco 19 - Global on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for Emma's adult language deco and Sonya's Wardrobe Malfunction deco - they will be so much fun to add to!
Response: I thought they were fun, enjoy!
Comment: Hey thanks for the ramblings! I love how you have squirrels and birds around you, how lucky you are! I hope your husband brings you home nice presents or postcards from his travels! :) If you send a photocopy of one of your family's old letters I can see if my bf's grandmother can decipher it, the handwriting is likely easy for her.
Response: You're welcome! Oh I might do that, thank you for the offer!
Swan rated for CPG-Christmas count down 4 -us on Nov 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the colorful envelope. I will open this at the beginning of December. Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome, Merry Christmas!
Piccolo rated for IFM: Water-bottle Stickers on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: OMG! Werewolves not Swear wolves!!! And Twiggy! Wow thanks! ❀️❀️❀️
Response: I'm glad I found the perfect person to share those with, enjoy!
Comment: Got it! Such a pretty envie. Thank you for the beautiful washi tape and cardinal stickers.
Response: Oh yay! I was getting worried. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thanks for the great little books! Also thanks for the cute chicken notecard, I love it.
Response: You're welcome, enjoy!
Mindy82671 rated for CPG-Christmas count down 4 -us on Nov 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and stickers thank you for the cute Christmas card πŸ’•πŸŽ„
Response: You're welcome, Merry Christmas!
kromo rated for CPG-Christmas count down 4 -us on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you. I am waiting till December to open. Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ thank you for the stickers and washi
Response: Thank you, Merry Christmas!
Zefaniya rated for CPG-Christmas count down 4 -us on Nov 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you :D
Response: You're welcome, Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi Laura! Thank you so much for the bird card and other birdies. I do love birds so much, the real ones and the stationery kind, too. Cathy
Response: You're welcome, enjoy!

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susieq11 on Feb 8, 2023:

PS: the kitten in a bow tie envelope is the cutest!

susieq11 on Feb 8, 2023:

Thank you for the fab wishes! Love the card and all the fun paper goodies, stickers, & awesome postcard!!!! I’ll write you soon! : ) XOXO

BusyB on Feb 6, 2023:

Happy Birthday! Hope you are having fun!

MuggleMom on Feb 6, 2023:

Happy Birthday fellow Aquarius.



LadyJo on Jan 19, 2023:

Thank you for the WW November resend and also wishes from my WW January list! I liked your winter list! I like to read and drink tea but going out to eat to see the view of the River would be awesome! I also liked the other items you sent my way, too!

USAFwife on Jan 18, 2023:

Thank you so much for the card and letter for the WW-Jan group wish! :) It was great to hear from you. (I grew up in SW Michigan, and South Bend was one of the "exciting" places to go for shopping!)

Ikat78 on Jan 9, 2023:

Thank you for the beautifully decorated envie with the post office pc, gorgeous envies and ephemera for WW January! The envies I just love the images. You are like me and make A LOT when you are creating, lol. Thank you 😊

susieq11 on Dec 18, 2022:

Thank you for the Top 10 list and winter goodies for WW December - so cute! I love those songs too!! -- xoxo

phillaine on Nov 30, 2022:

Thank you for sharing some of your cozy winter traditions with me, and for the sweet handmade envelopes and stickers. I need to put out my bird feeder before the ground is frozen too solid to do so! We've got great big windows now, and LOTS of squirrels and bunnies to watch, too. :) Have a delightful December!

lindseyjae on Nov 22, 2022:

Thanks so much for the fun things you sent me for my November WW wishlist this month!

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