Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2024 2:10 pm


Date Joined: April 16, 2014
Last Online: June 23, 2024
Birthday: March 3
Country: United States
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***Updated News***

update May 2024

Our power is still not working at the house so I'm trying to do this on my phone but there is nothing but pop up ads and I don't know what to do. I try desperately to get to my messages and am trying to navigate this web page on my browser on my phone and it is driving me crazy. I need to register some of the swaps I have received and thank people for some winner-take-all drawings I was in, I haven't forgotten about you I'm just struggling with this swap bot navigation on my phone. Ugh. Please bear with me. ❤️

Update April 2024

Ugh. Owning a home is a blessing and a curse. So not only have we not had hot water for 11 months but now half of our house has lost electricity. I'm not able to get on two my computer or the internet at home so I'm going to try to do this on my phone now. If I'm a little delayed in logging swaps I've received I apologize, it's been more than a week without the power We have an extension cord running through the house for the refrigerators to stay running. 😔

The good thing about not having any power or internet means you have more time to work on swaps and being creative and crafty. Ha!

Fav. Music and Books

I love all sorts of music, but not rap nor country. Just a few of my favorites are: Harry Connick Jr, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Beatles, Michael Buble, Janis Joplin, 80's music, Madonna, U2, Depeche Mode, George Michael, Queen, Janet and Michael Jackson, Tori Amos, Soundtracks, Broadway Musicals, Melissa Etheridge, Bruno Mars, Classical, Big Band, 40's Swing, Marc Martel, and so many more (will add as I remember more of them!).

I love to read although I must confess I don't have the time to read as much as I would like. I collect books (my husband and I own thousands of books!) - especially dictionaries (in all languages), poetry, Shakespeare, Memoires of a Geisha, The Red Tent, Da Vinci Code, Wild, A Walk in the Woods, real life traveling stories and countless others (I will continue to add as I read more!).

Favorite Movies

I was a teenager in the 80's so I enjoyed many of those films. I also love the Back to the Future series (I have always adored Michael J. Fox and used to have HUNDREDS of magazine photos of him on my bedroom walls!), romantic comedies such as Princess Bride, Star Wars series, Love Actually, Nottinghill, Dirty Dancing, Singing in the Rain, Sound of Music, Amelie (all time favorite film, actually!), Fur, Garden State, City of Angels, Michael, What Dreams May Come, Pirates of the Caribbean series, Sherlock Holmes, Spaceballs, The Greatest Showman, Tim Burton films, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and many many more!

NO DISNEY!!!!!!!!!

Favorite Television

I don't really watch TV, although thanks to my husband, I've been introduced to some TV shows on Netflix. I've really enjoyed Orphan Black, Mr. Selfridge, The Americans, Sherlock Holmes, American Horror Story, Homeland, Dexter, Breaking Bad, Jane the Virgin, Black Mirror, WestWorld, Stranger Things, ALONE (survival show), Ozark, Upload, Tales from the Loop, The Original Twilight Zone, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Umbrella Academy, Sex Education, Living with Yourself, Handmaid's Tale, The Masked Singer, America's Got Talent and Britain's Got Talent and more when I learn about new, great shows!

Favorite Crafts

I make my own greeting cards and have done so since I was a child (now I'm in my 40's!) and I also enjoy making bookmarks (due to my collection of books!) and postcards. I have recently gotten into the ATC, so I'm still a newbie, but hope to learn more as I explore this paper craft.

I have collected stickers and traded (and sold them to!) with friends since 1982, so I would say I love stickers and own thousands and thousands of them - I can't stop buying them I adore them so much!

Other stuff I like to do

I started out an avid postcrosser as I love learning about other countries and cultures, but now that I have found swap-bot, I must confess I am not on there as often. grin Pretty much any postcard you send will be great: it's about what you write, your handwriting and the postage stamps that honestly make my day!

I collect and play board games - I have well over 100 in my "game closet" and love to play cards, trivia games, "party games", Charades, Pictionary, Cards Against Humanity, Scattergories, Boggle, Blokus, Risk and Scrabble is my favorite game!

I love to attend Renaissance and Pirate Faires (and dress up as I have a closet FULL of costumes!).

I throw costume parties and Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday; I go "all out" when decorating the house and yards for the holiday.

I enjoy hiking, camping and being out-of-doors.

I love photography and have been taking pictures since I gained a 110 camera in the 1980's.

I am a Geocacher and have been doing this fun hobby since 2004 and that is how I met my husband, whom I married in 2012.

In 2019 I participated in an "event" called GISH (Greatest International Scavenger Hunt) for the first time and I absolutely loved it! I did it for a few years but sadly it is no longer happening - but if you are a GISHer, let me know!

About Me

My husband and I knew we would marry after less than a month of dating. We are both "hopeless romantics" and love leaving each other notes of love and buying little surprise "gifts" from the $1.00 store and such. We have 3 cats that were our "foster kitties" that we ended up falling in love with and adopted from the animal shelter I used to work at. My husband works with computers and he loves seeing the fun "snail mail" that fills our mailbox. I'm very lucky to have found my soulmate, even if it did take me until I was 40 years old. grin

I hope to trade items with wonderful people on this site and am hoping it gets me back into my crafting, which I love to do and what makes me the happiest (other than the love of my life and our house full of kitties!).

Things I like, love and enjoy

I have been to Paris, France, twice, and dream of living there, so anything French is wonderful with me!

~ I LOVE Halloween more than anything! ~ I love art (especially photography). ~ I love theatre (especially musicals). ~ I love gardening. ~ I office supplies! ~ I love nature. ~ I love the feel of textures (paper, cloth, etc). ~ I love the scents of lavender, vanilla and fresh laundry! ~ I love pins and buttons. ~ I love flavored teas (especially ginger & Chai). ~ I love traveling. ~ I love positive sayings. ~ I love Steampunk. ~ I love boxes (especially wooden). ~ I love foreign coins and bills. ~ I love postage stamps. ~ I love dancing. ~ I love the beach and shells. ~ I love the mountains. ~ I love rocks and collect them! ~ I love antiques and thrift stores. ~ I love listening to and collecting record albums ~ I love PEACE. ~ I love wind chimes. ~ I love pirates. ~ I love Tetris. ~ I love handwritten notes and letters. ~ I love languages. ~ I love LOVE. ~ I love vintage items. ~ I love humor. ~ I love pin-up girls. ~ I love weird, odd, unusual things. ~ I love chocolate. ~ I love the color black (you can tell by my closet)! ~ I love many other things....

Dislikes and disinterests

~ I don't care for reward stickers or tiny stickers (have been sent way too many of those and I don't have kids!) ~ I don't care for stained/dirty/torn items, yes I have received a few of those for swaps and I can't imagine who would send or want something of that sort. ~ I don't care for anything religious. ~ I don't care for anything Disney. ~ I don't care for politics.

Angels, RAKs and Received Swap

RAK - from Lonestarchild - October 2020 Nature RAK - thank you so much for the lovely nature inspired items, I cannot wait to use them in my crafts and greeting cards!

RAK - from Supersquirrel - October 2020 - random playing cards, thank you so much Susan!

Angeled swap - September 2020 - from debbiespoms for the swap: SF:Inside-Outside PC (USA) - Thank you so much Debbie!

RAK - September 2020 - thank you crochetjunkie for a pretty envelope of fun, random postcards - I love them!!

RAK - April 2020 - Thank you to AliCrafter for a wonderful chock-full envelope of terrific postcards, I appreciate you sharing some of your stash and you sent to me cards that I can use, but most of them I will never want to let go of! :) You are terrific!

RAK - International Fun mail ~ January 2016 ~ thank you susieq11 for the wonderful envelope of goodies!

RAK Postcard from Yolandie ~ May 21, 2015 - thank you for the nice note!

Angel for Newbie Friendly PC Swap #3 ~ May 2014 swap ~ nightrainboww ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for Newbie and Pros Nakey Postcards Swap #6 ~ July 2014 ~ sammieianime ~ Thank you for the card!

Angel for GROUP: WIYM: Mail Call: Second Quarter, 2015 ~ August 2015~ Lou ~ Thank you for the postcard book and for always watching out for those members in your swaps!

July 2014 ~ Received a Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada PC from Kat - says Newbie Post Card Swap but I don't see you on my list of senders ~ would love to rate you, so if this is you, please let me know so I can do so. :)


Jbondbull rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #62 on Apr 29, 2024
Comment: The postcards, stamps, and envelope. A trifecta of awesomeness. Thankyou.
Response: Yay! I'm glad you enjoyed everything. I hope you are doing well and that you have a fantastic month of May!
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️❤️ I hope you have power fixed soon❤️
Response: Hello, you are welcome Glad you liked the cards I picked out for you. Still having power issues, and and way too busy at work to stay home and have an electrician and a plumber out so trying to make do with using my cell phone. Weeeee. Ah, home ownership! Lol. Take care and have a great Sunday!
Comment: Thank you for all the nice cards. So sorry to hear about all that trouble in your house, best wishes, Rich
Response: You are welcome! Glad you liked the cards, and thanks for the thoughts about my house... I told my husband just pretend you are camping! 🤣 Sigh. I mean, I've always wanted to live off the grid, so I practically have my wish right now, oops! Lol. Take care and have a great week ahead.
Comment: thanks so much for all the awesome cards! can't believe you had a card for moonlight over water!!
Response: You are welcome, I've been having a blast collecting all kinds of random postcards, I keep thinking I need to just post on my social media page and ask my friends to send me obscure postcards and I'll trade them for something so I can use them for swap bot. Lol. Glad you liked the envelope of cards and I hope all is well!
Comment: ❤️❤️ Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards, I loved them all. Also loved the cute drawing of Garfield on the envie❤️❤️❤️
Response: Hello! You are welcome - glad you liked the cards. I wish I could draw more things, but I only learned Garfield back in the 1980's and never practiced anything else, ha! Take care and enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Comment: Thank you for your note and pretty post cards..A week of daily rain after Monday's Eclipse.
Response: You are welcome - hope you got to see at least part of the eclipse - we saw a lovely partial eclipse here - luckily it was clear skies for us. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for your lovely letter in the decorated envie and the fabulous postcards. I love that so many of them are vintage.
Response: Hello! You are welcome - glad you liked the cards I chose for you. Hope life is treating you well and that you have a great weekend ahead, take care!
marclively rated for 4 Vintage PCs #4 on Apr 7, 2024
Response: Thanks for the heart - have a great week ahead,
Comment: Great to see you in my mailbox again so soon, Cherise, and thank you for the PCs. I appreciate your seeking out less touristy ones for me. Funny, I also sent a Barbados card as my "Place that starts with a B". I'm longing for the Carribbean. My brother has moved to the Virgin Islands, where we both lived a long time ago & I'm envious.
Response: I have only been to Grenada in the Caribbean, but would love to see more of it for sure - maybe one day you will move back to the Virgin Islands as well. <3 Take care!
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful selection of postcards! Thank you so much. Your personal note was a very special touch and so appreciated! I loved reading it. 😀 multiple hearts 💗 💕 💞 ♥️
Response: Awww, thank you for the many hearts - glad you enjoyed the cards and the note. I hope you have a fabulous rest of the week! <3
mangoN7 rated for PS: Pick a Word PC Swap on Apr 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely postcards! The fourth postcard with the penguin really made me think which of the three postcards are supposed to create the word "SKY". It was fun!
Response: You are welcome - sorry to throw you off with the penguin card, ha! Have a great rest of the week!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #255 on Mar 25, 2024
Comment: Love your beautifully stylized handwriting on my name & address, Cherise ❤️. Great choices on the cards you sent too & thanks for the extras. Always a treat to find you in my mailbox!
Response: You are welcome and thank you for the kind words about my handwriting. <3 I am glad you liked the cards - have a wonderful Easter weekend!
doodlebugdezines rated for PH: Send 3 Postcards #61 on Mar 22, 2024
Comment: Love each one, Cherise! Thank you bunches :) Sounds like you are enjoying life, too.
Response: Yay! I am glad to hear you enjoyed the cards. Whew, our crazy work week has finished and now I want to sleep for the next 48 hours (although I do have plans this weekend, oops, ha!). Take care and have a great weekend yourself.
Bavarija rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #5 on Mar 20, 2024
Comment: Hello, Thank you for nice cards! I wish you good day. Evelina
Response: You are welcome - hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead! Take care!
marclively rated for WIYM: 3 SHIPS IN AN ENVELOPE on Mar 17, 2024
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome Marc, take care!
Jbondbull rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #5 on Mar 11, 2024
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome postcards
Response: You are welcome - hope you are having a great weekend! Take care!
SFreer rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #254 on Mar 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for a great selection of postcards Cherise! I especially love the Bug’s Life one!
Response: You are welcome - I read that you liked cards you could send to the grand kids too, so I wanted to send something that would work for them as well. :) Take care!
kydestar rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Partners #5 on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Hi Cherise, Thank you for the brilliant postcards & hope you had a good birthday as well.
Response: You are welcome - I had a nice birthday - trying to celebrate all month long, so it should be a good month for sure! :)
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, Cherise, and belated happy birthday greetings. Sounds like it was gonna be great! Enjoyed hearing about your visit with an old (in both senses) friend. I can relate, as I have a 97-year-old friend who has been giving me inspiration and wisdom for 40 years.
Response: You are welcome! Ah, my friend called me and sent a card to me for my birthday as well and she started to tear up, telling me how special I am to her - I told her I felt the same way about her. <3 Friendships are precious things to treasure! Take care!
bookends rated for PH: Pick A Word PC Swap #10 on Mar 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for these great postcards. I hope you’re able to make it to New Orleans one day. I don’t party or drink, But I do enjoy the city for the art, entertainment, and culture. It’s a magical place to visit. Thank you for the extra card as well! ❤️✨
Response: You are welcome. I don't drink much anymore either now that I'm older... but I would love to go for the music, art and history for sure! Take care and enjoy your week ahead!

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Gamanana0022 on Jun 18, 2024:

I received the envie of cards today for the June WTA in the Postcard Hideout group. OMG!!! I love the huge assortment of cards you chose!!! Thankyou so much!!! You are so awsome!!!

thriftymermaid on Mar 6, 2023:

Happy Birthday Month from all of your swapping friends at the WIYM Group!! We hope you enjoy your special day. May all of your Birthday wishes come true and your New Year be all you hope it can be and more!! 🎂🎂🎂💌🎂🎂🎂

thriftymermaid on Mar 6, 2022:

Happy Birthday Month from the WIYM Group. We hope to see you in swaps soon. Wishing you all the best in your New Year. 🎂📬

heidiblooms on Dec 25, 2021:

🎄❄️Merry Christmas!❄️🎄

heidiblooms on Nov 26, 2021:

ThrivingWell on Aug 4, 2021:

… for the generous sweet Blue themed postcards, for the June WTA in the Postcard Hideout group! ~ It’s greatly appreciated! I love them all!!! Beautiful artwork! 💕 ~ Z

myancey on Jun 10, 2021:

Thanks so much for the beautiful envie with lovely quotes and the overstuffed package of rak thank you for your generosity. Much appreciated. Happy swapping. Happy day to u

user6937 on Jun 10, 2021:

A nice surprise b-day card with postcards arrived in my mailbox today! Thank you for thinking of me❣️

kiddomerriweather on Jun 8, 2021:

Thank you for the birthday wishes from ABC USA!

LauraM540 on Jun 8, 2021:

Thanks so much for the Birthday postcard RAK from the ABC USA group! Love them, and your nice note!

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