Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 10:50 pm


Date Joined: July 22, 2020
Last Online: June 24, 2022
Birthday: January 23
Country: United States
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About Me

I've started a group: Altered Playing Cards Only (APCO) --join us, won't you?

Hello, I live amidst the cornfields in East Central Illinois, USA.

Aquarius. Librarian-type. Pluviophile/Ceraunophile.

I love travel, so tell me about where you're from!

Camping and going to live concerts are things I do.

I exchange loads of postcards, and trying my hand at stamp-collecting. I love swapping ATCs and APCs--I host an ATC/APC swap group via Instagram.

Note: I weigh all outgoing mail; if I ever have postage due, let me know, and I will amend the issue!

Favorite Music

I adore music, and would love to hear about your favorite songs/artists. My favorite music includes Grateful Dead, Dave Matthews Band, Wilco, Phish, and most classic rock in general. But I love listening to new things!

I've been falling asleep recently to a playlist called "sad cello" and now, "midnight thunderstorms." Some "sad melancholy Chopin" as well.

This is going to be the year (2022) of lofi hiphop, "chillhop." It's been great for when I need to focus on work tasks thus far this year!

Favorite Television

Outlander. British television in general. Twin Peaks. Black Mirror. Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul. Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Bridgerton is so fun!

Have really been into The Witcher and Wheel of Time.

Favorite Books

I read a lot; any recommendations?

LOVES: LOTR, Dune, ASOIAF, The Kingkiller Chronicle, Circe, The Chocolate War, Tana French novels, Three Dark Crowns, The Southern Reach Trilogy, Discovery of Witches

Fantasy. SciFi. Nonfiction.

Recently Read and Enjoyed:

Lovecraft Country

Normal People

Little Fires Everywhere

Throne of Glass series

Mexican Gothic

Prisoners of Geography

Stuff I like

Any kind of ephemera--lately: book-themed or travel-themed, pop culture

Painted Papers, please!


Tourist-y postcards!

Stamps, stamps, stamps (used, from everywhere)

New or used stamps with state name




Cozy Cabins

Vintage anything

Board Games


Book pages

Folk Art--esp. Eastern European, Scandinavian


90's era music magazines



ATC materials

Junk Journal materials


Postcards from where you live--written and stamped!


Overall, items have been lovely. But there are a few things that I really don't have use for:


Kids TV/movie stickers--please no more paw patrol, minions, sesame street, etc.

Stained postcards


Overtly religious items


Rottmom rated for APCO: Butterfly APC Swap on Jun 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pretty butterfly APC! Love it. :)
heidiblooms rated for Food or Drink PC swap on Jun 19, 2022
Comment: I LOVE these postcard coasters!! I've only ever found one before and I mailed it away, so I'm so happy to receive this one! Yes, Texas has a terrible heatwave. The sun rises here around 6:15-6:20am and I go out for a run around 5:30, and it's still in the high 80s! YUCK!
wolfeagle rated for AMA: HD/HP ATC -Black Hair Woman on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Love the postcard also.
Highlander18 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #29 on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so very much - love it all outside envie and larger-sized whale stickers and postcards. I grew up in Illinois - I had to look up where you live. My Hometown was Elgin.
mchesser12 rated for CPG May 2022 SC PC - US on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the owl postcard. Adult Pop Lit sounds like a fun class. I have not heard of Verify… need to see what it’s about.
sunshinesuperman rated for EASU: All Purple ATC on May 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you for this awesome card. I love the colors and am amazed at the technique you used. It is stunning. Thank you for the extra goodies. Hugs, Mona
mejulia rated for UHM: Blank Postcards Swap on May 29, 2022
Comment: I love the postcards you sent, thank you8
Comment: So great! Thank you!
wincejl rated for APCO: Ticket Party 2 for 2 on May 26, 2022
Comment: I love them! Thank you!
Response: Hi! I haven't sent this yet!
Comment: We sent on the same day, so I hope mine gets to you soon! Thanks so much - these will be so useful. :)
Comment: Thank you for the U of Illinois pc. It looks like a beautiful campus. Yes, I do love living in the PNW. It is a beautiful place to live, but the rainy/grey cloudy days can get to you in the winter. The Spring/summer is beautiful though!
Comment: Received your Flowers PC today and thanks very much! So pretty! Enjoy your day.
christy102194 rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #26 on May 6, 2022
Comment: TY for the artsy cat pc! ^^
Softawoo rated for APCO: 3 for 3 Black & White Collage on Apr 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks Karla! Cool cards and also, although a little odd to mention, maybe, this envelope is awesome. AND the stamp. Your packaging game is very strong. I'm assuming you made the envelope? If you bought it, I'd love to know where. :)
magicinker rated for USATC Black and White ATC on Apr 24, 2022
Comment: hi Karla, Thank you so much for your black and white ATC Loved it so much !! Perfect! Merry Springtime ...
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Stamped images swap #19 on Apr 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
TeaNi rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #27 on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: thank you very much for the delightful ephemera pocket flipbook- I love all the little papery treasures you included! Hope your new floors turn out beautifully! :)
tatntole rated for RAKS ~ April on Apr 21, 2022
Comment: You were a wonderful swap partner, all 3 received thank you.
Comment: Loved everything. Thanks so much for making this swap special..
Comment: What a wonderful ATC! Thank you also for the extra bookmark. Dyeing in coffee was a great idea.

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sleepykitty on Apr 25, 2022:

Thanks so much for the great tarot cards for your April RAK! I love them!

tatntole on Apr 21, 2022:

RAK- April 1 and 2 of 3. Very thoughtful, thank you.

AJ73 on Apr 20, 2022:

Thank you for all of the ACT’s made by various artists. Now I know what to do so I can make a few too. You are so kind and generous. I’m still looking at them and admiring all the work, energy and talent!!!

grammypammy on Apr 1, 2022:

RAKS ~ March

Received #3/3

Thank you for the adorable Care Bear stickers! These are so cute! Thanks for all the goodies for this swap! I enjoyed receiving from you!

Hugs, Pam

user6937 on Mar 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for my March wish! pm'ing you :)

Krochet4Life on Mar 17, 2022:

You are so very very welcome!!



grammypammy on Mar 16, 2022:

RAKS ~ March

Received #1/3 from you and love the postcards, thanks so much!

Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Mar 14, 2022:

RAKS ~ March #2/3

Thank you so much for all the postage stamps!

Hugs, Pam

ittybittykitty on Mar 14, 2022:

Thank you so much for the tarot/oracle cards - they’re really lovely! Many of them are from decks I’ve never seen before…so cool!!

bbsporty on Mar 14, 2022:

Thank you for the Feb RAK Only - Harry Potter Postcards!

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