Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 1:01 am


Date Joined: June 15, 2013
Last Online: April 21, 2023

Country: United States
etsy wishlist
amazon wishlist

About Me

Welcome to my profile! ~ info updated 4/7/23 ~ currently on a swapping hiatus

4/7/23: I apologize for cancelling several swaps I intended to host, but I'm going to be taking a hiatus from swap-bot. I've got too much going on personally to swap right now, but I hope to be back soon.

There are a handful of unrated swaps I sent that should've been received by now so if you notice you're missing a swap from me please send me a message and I'll get back to you asap. Any other issues with past swaps/group swaps feel free to message as well, I will check in if I get an email alert. Otherwise I will probably not be logging in much until I'm ready to swap again.

Please note: I recently moved so if you need my new address let me know. I can still pick up mail at my old address (and it will likely forward to me anyway) - I intend to change it when I come back to swapping regularly. See ya soon!

Loony 4 Loons...

This is a somewhat odd request, but I would extra ♥️ love to receive anything that has to do with loons if you're my swap partner and happen to have a card/postcard or anything else with a loon on it!

Unfortunately there are no loons where I live in the south, but maybe someday I will get the chance to see and hear one in person. The call of a loon is one of the most beautiful sounds to me - here's a short video of loons calling for you to enjoy!

General stuff about me!

Hello! My name is Jess :) I'm 31 years old and work in a library. I have no children and plan to keep it that way; however I do have a very sweet cat named Kitten! Some things I enjoy include books (reading + collecting), collage, drawing & writing, jigsaw puzzles, meditation, all things related to dreams & altered states of consciousness, aliens!!!, conspiracy theories, thrifting, bad lifetime movies, documentaries, ambient music, and of course snail mail & swapping!

If you're into astrology- I am a Scorpio Sun / Capricorn Moon / Scorpio Rising & have a 12th house stellium! My chart is heavily dominated by water and plutonian influence and I find it does describe me pretty well! I'm also a metal goat in the Chinese zodiac.

I'm not religious at all, but do consider myself "spiritual" - purposely leaving it vague as I don't really define it in anyway. I'm extremely interested in altered states of consciousness particularly astral projection and lucid dreaming as well as the in between states of sleep which are all very spiritual experiences for me. I'd love to discuss these things with anyone similarly interested!

My Groups!

Check out Monsters, Myths, & Legends -- US ATC swappers a group I help run - created by @HausOfImps - for US based swaps (no longer exclusive to just ATCs) themed around mythology, folklore, cryptids, the paranormal, & more!

Please also check out Oneironauts Only, a new international group I've created and run with @HausOfImps based on my love & interest in dreams, astral projection, and all things altered states of consciousness. If you're interested in these topics and want to do swaps on them this group is for you!

And now I'm also co-running Swapper's Paradise! For general mail swaps of all kinds, generally speaking. We're a US group focused on simple, un-themed, and mostly sender's choice swaps that are fun and drama-free!

!!!ATTN swappers: I mark sent when swaps are in my mailbox to be picked up (so the postmark may differ depending on the timing) and always send my part ~ If there are ever any issues with a swap I've sent or it hasn't arrived after a reasonable amount of time please contact me before you rate and I will get back to you asap about resending! I can also provide photos of outgoing swaps as needed - sometimes I forget to take a photo of a swap before sealing it up, but I will have at least the outside of the envelope and front/back of postcards.

I always rate and try to do so the same day I receive; sometimes it might take me a few days, but chances are if I have not rated I have not yet received. I don't mind at all if you check in with me about ratings or anything else! I'll always message before rating if I haven't received a swap. If you know you'll be late sending just let me know - I appreciate communication and will try to work with you!

For swaps I host I will always angel if you're flaked on after you've attempted communication with your partner and rated appropriately ~ please contact me about any issues in my hosted swaps!


Please don't feel like you need to include anything other than swap requirements. This section is just if you're looking for ideas of what I like to personalize swaps or for profile-based swaps.

Things I Collect: I'm into collecting stuff and have several collections!

  • Anything Anubis (minus any depictions where he's super buff/muscular...!) or Ancient Egypt in general

  • Materials related to aliens/UFOs, conspiracy theories, cults & other similar topics

  • Anything loons or ducks!

  • Postcards, blank & written

  • Foreign postage stamps (including CTOs, souvenir sheets, FDCs etc) - & banknotes or coins - especially any related to my likes!

  • Used books on topics of altered states of consciousness (astral projection/OBEs, dreams and lucid dreaming, hallucinogens etc) aliens/UFOs, conspiracy theories or other weirdo new age & occult topics + any by sci-fi author Philip K Dick with interesting covers

  • Odd photographs or polaroids (think weird vibes, vaguely disturbing, haunted...)

  • Pins/buttons related to my likes & interests - I like to put them on a stuffed animal I have so I prefer the kind that are like badges without a backing


Colors: I LOVE green in any shade - my absolute favorite color! I also like cool blues and purples (especially green/blue/purple together,) golden yellows, deep reds, black (& white together,) grayscale, and rainbows or vibrant color schemes. Holographic and glow-in-the-dark are not exactly colors, but I love that sort of thing!

Animals: I like all animals in general, but my top favorites would be ducks of any kind, loons, bears (especially grizzly or panda,) all wild cats, and any kind of ocean creatures.

Tourist - I enjoy cards (from anywhere) with scenic landscapes, mountains, deserts, ocean views, flora & fauna, and those that depict weather (lightning, tornadoes etc) sunsets, aurora borealis, rainbows and such. I also like cards with local culture or significant places from your location. Some specific places I particularly like are Alaska and Japan.

Non-tourist - Art themed (famous works & otherwise) especially Japanese woodblock prints/+other Asian art, Hieronymus Bosch, medieval and surrealist works, realistic animals, aliens & UFOs, space/galaxy themes, weird/strange/unusual however you interpret that, mythology, Ancient Egypt, lenticular/3D, and anything else profile related.

Zazzle/store-printed are always welcome and I also love handmade cards!

Tea/Coffee: For tea I'm open to most kinds, caffeinated or decaf and herbals. I would love to try your favorite flavors! My favorites are herbal (any kind - but especially love chamomile & sleepy blends,) flavored green and white teas, and earl grey. I'm not fond of "diet" teas. For coffee samples, any kind is welcome. Only in individually sealed bags please!

Ideas for flat surprises: blank postcards, stickers (sheets, cut outs, flakes & larger are all great to me,) any kind of art made by you, postage stamps, bookmarks, loose playing or tarot/oracle cards, origami mulberry or other special paper, herbal tea bags, ephemera related to my interests, and written notes detailing interesting dreams you've had.

Music: in no particular order... Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Iron & Wine, Emma Ruth Rundle, Queen Adreena/Ruby Throat/Katie Jane Garside, Sun Kil Moon, Red House Painters, Modest Mouse, José González, Have a Nice Life, Steve Roach, Brian Eno, and Boards of Canada. Love ambient and 90s (and early 00s) alt/rock in general. I'm always making youtube playlists and would enjoy private playlist swaps!

Books/Authors: Philip K. Dick, Robert Monroe, C.G. Jung, Terence McKenna, Alan Watts, Shirley Jackson. I'm a fan of science fiction, new age/occult/esoteric weirdness, and interesting non-fiction. Currently reading - Center of the Cyclone by John C Lilly, VALIS by PKD, Far Journeys by Robert Monroe and about 5 other books at all times though I'll admit I read slowly lol. My goodreads (linked up top - feel free to send a friend request) has a more extensive list of what I'm into!

Video Games: Animal Crossing! (WW, NL, & NH) - fav villagers are Curt, Benjamin, Marcel, Lucky, Grizzly - I love the bear and dog villagers, cranky and lazy types especially. Also into Sims 3, Fallout 3 & NV, Skyrim, Terraria, Pokemon Blue/Red and Arceus - my favorite is Psyduck, and all psychic + ghost types, SimCity 4, Fate, & Fantasy Life. I mostly play games on my laptop, Nintendo switch & 3DS. Let me know if you'd like to be friends on steam or switch!

ABC list of likes!

A - aliens, altered states of consciousness, ambient music, animals, Anubis, Anthony Bourdain, aquariums, art, astral projection, astrology, astronomy, aurora borealis

B - badtz-maru, banknotes, bears, bibliomancy, bioluminescent creatures, birds, black widow spiders, bookmarks

C - capricorn, cats (wild cats especially!), coffee, coins, collage, conspiracy theories, crop circles, cryptids, cults, culture, Curt the bear (from animal crossing)

D - deep sea, deserts, documentaries, dolphins, dragons, drawing, dreams/dreaming, ducks

E - eclipses, Eddie Vedder lol, ancient Egypt, envelopes, ephemera, ESP (extrasensory perception)

F - forests/woodlands, fractals, frogs, fun facts

G - Garfield, ginkgo leaves, glow-in-the-dark things, goats/rams, green

H - handmade art, herbs, Hieronymus Bosch, history (particularly about ancient civilizations), holographic things, horror, hypnagogia

I - ink pads, insects

J - jigsaw puzzles, journaling, Jupiter

K - kawaii, kelp forests, keroppi, keychains, kimono patterns

L - landscapes, letters, lifetime movies, liminal spaces, loons, lotus flowers, lucid dreaming

M - mail art, maneki-neko, medieval art, meditation, memo sheets, mixed media, moths, mountains, Mt. Fuji, mugwort, mushrooms, mythology

N - The Nazca Lines, near death experiences (NDEs), new age topics, notecards, numbers (4, 7 or any combination of those)

O - occult/esoteric topics, oceans and ocean creatures, origami paper, ourosboros

P - paranormal, Philip K Dick, photographs & polaroids, psychic phenomena, pins, playing cards (with unique backs), Pluto, poems/poetry, postcards, praying mantis, pressed pennies, psychedelic themes, psyduck, pyramids

Q - quotes

R - radios & old radio shows, reading, reality TV, reptiles, Robert Monroe, rubber stamps

S - science fiction, scorpio, scorpions, sleep paralysis, space/galaxy themes, stamps (foreign, used or unused etc), Star Trek: TNG and DS9, stationery, stickers, small stuffed animals, Stonehenge, sun/sunsets, surrealism

T - tarot, tea, thrifted items, tornadoes, trees, tropical fish, The Twilight Zone

U - UFOs, Ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), Unsolved Mysteries, used books

V - venus flytraps & other carnivorous plants, video games, volcanoes

W - washi tape, weather phenomena, weird & otherwise strange things

X - the X-files

Y - Yōkai (Japanese folklore)

Z - zener cards, zines, zodiac


I think I'm pretty easy to please and like many more things than I dislike, but there are some things that I don't particularly want to receive. Whenever possible I will pass such things on to other swappers who do enjoy them!

  • loose glitter on anything
  • any kind of holiday themes (even when in season - I just don't really care for holidays)
  • religious messages such as god/jesus loves you, bible or other verses etc or anything with the intention to convert or assert one belief over another (I don't mind some religious imagery from any religion if it's particularly beautiful/interesting)
  • patriotic or political themes
  • harry potter, star wars, marvel, pixar, disney or similar
  • children's items, teacher/reward or kiddie character stickers (I do use alpha/numerical stickers sometimes so I don't mind receiving those!)
  • food items (aside from sealed tea or coffee)

Private Swaps

I enjoy private swapping so please send a message if you'd like to do one or even a few with me. I've got some ideas listed here, but feel free to propose your own. I also like to chat so I'm open to messages for that reason too! :)

I'm open to doing simple private swaps with newbies to help with acquiring ratings!

I'll admit I'm terrible at keeping up with conventional penpal correspondence, but would be interested in something like a postcard penpal - someone to regularly exchange chatty postcards with. I'm especially interested in doing this (and other flat mail swaps) with international users.

Always looking for private swaps for: written postcards or note cards, and one off letter/writing swaps (including stream-of-consciousness) - could be free-theme, on a certain topic, or with questions/prompts we both respond to. I also enjoy electronic or email swaps on interesting topics.

Wishlist trades or profile based swaps with swappers in the US (due to postage costs) would be welcome too.

Lately I've not been feeling very creative, but in the past have enjoyed mail art (handmade postcards, ATCs or APCs, themed/decorated envelopes, zines or small drawings, collages etc.) and would be open to them as private swaps if time allows.

I've also started getting into indie perfume oils (not EDPs) and would love to trade samples or potentially larger bottles too. I like Alkemia and NAVA, but also enjoy trying other houses. I expect this to be a long-shot so I won't list my scent preferences here, but feel free to message if interested!

If you have any USPS stamps from the sun science, views of our planets, hubble telescope sets, solar eclipse, or any space related stamps from outside the US - new or used - I'd love to see them used on swaps sent to me or let me know if you want to work out a trade!


This section is just for myself in order to clean up/archive swaps + for any other reminders I might need later.

Missing ratings:
Brighten My Week Note Card March #4
WTF PC Swap R9
Postcards for Mental Health - @snailmailvic (hasn't logged in since join date of 12/12 so I don't expect a rating)

Flower PC Swap R2 - @KawaiiCourrier


lob rated for Zentangle on a Postcard on Jun 24, 2023
Poeprincess rated for AAA: Postage Stamp March on Apr 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the stamp ATC and for sending an extra! It was nice to swap with you.
stiffneck78 rated for SP: Space Postcard on Apr 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a great PC! I love it. Yeah! I'm down for a private swap. PM me and we can discuss further and can set something up.
shelleym rated for OO: Dream Journal Postcards #2 on Mar 27, 2023
Comment: Jess, thanks for the utterly surreal dream story. I haven't been able to perfect lucid dreaming (YET) but you are inspiring me!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful NC postcard.
sophieanita rated for Badly Drawn Pet Portraits on Mar 25, 2023
Comment: I love the pet portrait! Thank you so much 🥰 and thank you for the stickers too.
ccmmsu rated for MM&L: Yokai ATC #2 on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome swap, Jess! I LOVE the ATC you made -- he's so creepy-cute. I hadn't heard of kameosa before, but it may be one of my favorite yokai now. I love the idea of old things developing a spirit. Thank you, also, for the super cool space/scientific postcards and notecard (and the matching space stamp). Oh, and that yokai parade washi is *amazing*!
Response: You're very welcome! Thank you so much for the nice comment and the heart rating!! :) I thought the Kameosa was such a cool yokai too, I also love the idea of common objects growing to have a spirit over time and that they're just mischievous little guys rather than malevolent. I'm glad you like the extras too and the washi on the envelope! I definitely plan to do some more rounds of the yokai ATCs so I hope we will be swap partners again soon :) take care!
Macw1975 rated for SP: Spring Doodle Postcard on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: I love your doodles! Thank you so much for such a love postcard!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you so much for rating and the heart ~ very glad you enjoyed my spring doodle postcard :) Hope to swap again soon!
AnDark rated for Surprise me with your favorite Tea on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Oh wow, you got me pineapple! You got me peach! Yay! Thank you so much! I’m going to enjoy these so much :-).
Response: You're very welcome! Happy you like the flavors and will enjoy them! I was happy you were my partner because we enjoy some of the same flavors :) Thank you for rating & the heart! Hope we can swap again sometime.
craftymommaliz rated for SP: Happy Postcard Swap #1 on Mar 11, 2023
Comment: Thanks for creating this swap! And thanks for sharing the haiku. That psychedelic cat is pretty much how it feels in my brain lately 🤣
Response: You're welcome! Thanks so much for joining the swap!! I was going through my stash and the psychedelic rainbow cat seemed perfect for this haha. I hope to swap with you again! :)
Response: You're welcome for the teas and card 😐
Comment: Thanks so much, Jess! I love my little caped devil holding a knife in one hand and vampire teeth in the other hand. He's too cute to put away until Halloween so he's taking up residence in my office space. =)
Response: You're very welcome!! Glad you enjoyed the little devil guy - I thought it was so cute when I saw it on your list! I hope he will bring you lots of devilish joy year round ~ Thank you for the nice rating/heart and for joining my swap!! :)
WavesofJoy rated for OO: Dream Journal Postcards #1 on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the North Carolina postcard and for sharing one of your dreams. Thanks for hosting this swap, too!
Response: You're welcome!! Thank you so much for joining my group & swap and for the heart rating :)
kelliegirl6 rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #2 on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing your answers. Picked a fight while sleeping...LOL!
Response: Thank you for rating + the heart! - Yes I couldn't believe it when they told me haha, so silly!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome PC...yes i love the beach scene and the glow is pretty cool!!...love to swap paintings if you ever want..thx again :)
Response: You're very welcome - so glad you enjoyed it! :) I will let you know whenever I get going with the painting, it would be fun to swap some small canvas paintings! Thank you for the nice comment & heart!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the chatty, lovely notecard. I love the butterflies😍 I will for sure check out the fragrance shop on etsy, I love perfumes and finding new faves.
Response: You're very welcome! Thanks so much for the rating & heart!! I'm so glad you enjoyed the swap. I was saving that note card for so long and this was finally the right time to use it :) Thanks for joining my swap ad hope we will swap again someday!
Comment: Jess, thank you so much for sharing your story with me! I relate so much to so many things that you said in this letter.. It truly is hard for others to understand these situations, so I am very grateful that you were so open with me about how you feel and I was able to do the same with you<3 All we really can do is take it one day at a time, and sometimes I have to remind myself of that when I am struggling. Some days it is harder than others.. but I try to remember how far I have come as well! Also, thank you so much for the little bird stickers, it made me smile so much:,) Thank you for hosting this swap as well! It felt good to be able to talk about with someone who understands<3<3
Response: I just left my rating on your profile, but wanted to respond to say I agree with all you said and also really appreciate that you were able to share with me and vice versa! That was a nice and cathartic experience for me <3 Thank you as well for swapping with me and if you ever want to do it again please let me know :) Hope you are doing well and hope we can swap again soon <3
Apelser rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #2 on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your email. I enjoyed reading your answers.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart! :)
QuinGem rated for ESG: Never have I ever... #2 on Feb 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. I dumpster dive, too. ;)
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart! Relieved to hear you say this as so far I was seeing only "eww why would you!" as answers to that one haha
Karen07 rated for PTG: BEAR postcard on Feb 21, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the card! I like bears a lot too.
Response: You're welcome! :) Bears are the best!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 201 33 33
Completed Fives Threes Ones
186 219 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
15 113 58 0
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


MuggleMom on Mar 9, 2023:

I got your glow in the dark pc and I am thinking of a good response worth reading, lol!! Going on a mini break so it may be a a bit before a reply is sent via the blue box! xx MuggleMom

theshyone on Feb 27, 2023:

Thank you for the RAK of postcards! (from the forum). I loved all of the postcards you shared, they are so fun! ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡

traceyj on Feb 24, 2023:

Hi Jess,

thanks so much for this lovely RAK of postcards! Have a terrific weekend --

Nathan Pyle Strange Planet aliens dancing

HausOfImps on Feb 14, 2023:

Whoa, almost at 200 5's... what a world!

lefroggy on Feb 7, 2023:

Thank you so much it arrived yesterday, while I was at work, it was such a good surprise to get to when i came home from work, that made my day. Everything was cute, and wonderful, thank you so much for taking the time to send out. :)

MuggleMom on Jan 1, 2023:

Wishing you a New Year full of great memories and meaningful family & friends!



simcoe54 on Jan 1, 2023:

Happy New Year!

HausOfImps on Dec 31, 2022:

It's the MFin new year! Woooooo!

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2022:


Login to leave a comment now!