Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2022 5:31 am


Date Joined: February 26, 2015
Last Online: August 15, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

  • I love the beach...and anything that brings to mind!
  • I am retired (2-14-2014) after 40 years of working...the last 34 years with the same company.
  • I love ephemera!!! I like postage stamps...new and used... and postcards. I also like old greeting cards and wrapping paper.
  • I love miniatures and recently bought a secondhand dollhouse to play with in retirement.
  • I sew; mostly quilts and smaller crafts. I'm the one in the family that everyone brings their mending to!
  • My favorite meal is anything with cheese! I like chocolate, but not white. Sea salted caramel anything is my current favorite!! I am grain free 😁

CHRISTMAS...about the only holiday I decorate for and I lean towards Christmas trees...any size and style 🎄🎄🎄 I put them in every room of my house 🎄🎄🎄


VINTAGE!!! Even if a swap says new postcards only...if you have a vintage card (especially linen!!) that meets all other qualifications I will be happy to receive it with no complaints!!!

My favorite postcards are anything coastal...sea creatures...boats...lighthouses...beaches...seafood recipes...you get the idea!

I also love vintage linen postcards with any theme

Japanese woodblock art...Asian architecture

Books, book themes, libraries, and literary characters

I like views of rooftops

Dolls, dollhouses, and miniatures

Foggy scenes

Clocks and compasses

You can send me good quality ad cards if they fit the theme of a swap


I love to read!

I get completely obsessed when I find a new mystery series. I must read them in order! I'm currently reading Jonathan Kellerman, Timothy Hallinan and Robert Crais. I also love fantasy...Twilight, Harry Potter, Repairman Jack , Game of Thrones...just to name a few! A few more...Elly Griffiths, John Sandford, and Fred Vargas

I love to alter books for journals and I have no qualms about ripping out pictures and print pages to use in other paper-craft projects!


I love ephemera!

I enjoy going to thrift stores and yard sales...I cannot pass up old cards and wrapping paper and vintage advertising! I use them in junk journals and albums and atcs...LOVE those old crinkle edge photos from the 60's


I love vintage fabric! Doilies, embroidery, needlepoint, handkerchiefs...all good!

I prefer embroidered patterned ribbons, especially vintage!

Another reason to go thrifting! I make pillows and altered clothing and I use old and fancy fabrics and buttons in my albums and journals too!

Really like

Wish list:

  • Vintage paper or cards
  • Blank or used postcards from anywhere
  • Washi tape
  • Library cards
  • Beach glass...tell me where you found it!
  • Cancelled stamps
  • Lighthouse anything
  • Foreign language ephemera
  • Nautical labels, paper, ephemera
  • Vintage handkerchiefs
  • Old buttons
  • Bark cloth
  • Embroidered ribbon
  • Doilies
  • Vintage linen kitchen towels
  • Old photos
  • Nautical anything
  • glimmer mist
  • used postage stamps
  • decorative book end paper
  • stickles
  • mod-podge
  • colored sharpies
  • sparkling H2o's
  • roll-on adhesive
  • 18mm rotary blades
  • ink pads
  • glue sticks
  • gutterman brand thread

Really don't like


THINGS! I'd so much rather have items that I can craft with...paper or fabric...books or cards...labels or funky paper. Not just something that sits on a shelf

  • NOTHING SCENTED, I'm sensitive 🙄
  • NO stickers
  • NO address labels
  • nothing racy
  • nothing religious
  • NO friendship sheets.


Yikes!!! I just got my first ONE rating and I'm devastated. (June 2015) I was not contacted first so that I could attempt to make things right!!!! It was an international swap and my assumption is that it was never delivered. (This was successfully resolved by resending) I'm ALWAYS WILLING TO RESEND!!!!! Please, please, please message me if you think that you should have received a swap from me and I will resend. Thanks!!!!

Playing Cards

Vintage, well played with by many hands are my favorite. My next favorite are the type with designs on both sides. I use them for crafting, not playing!

Postage Stamps

I'm very intrigued by postage stamps...I always look at the stamps on my mail no matter where it comes from! I especially like the postal art of Asian countries...also I really (really!) like any and all beach-nautical-marine animal-seabirds-shells, anything along that theme line...Thanks


Fabriqueen rated for International Cat Day ~ PC Swap on Aug 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling cat PC! Yes, we do need cat stamps! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Wow Mar, you hit them all! Thank you so much, I love your choices, especially the Yemen bricklayer :) Have a great weekend!
Response: I live for scavenger hunt challenges! LOL I'm happy that you enjoyed the swap and thanks for the heart rating!
mchesser12 rated for ABC USA - Postcard D for: on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Dewey Beach postcard. My goal is to retire to the beach!
Response: You're welcome! I had to settle for retirement within an hours drive of the beach, I hope that you achieve your goal! Thanks for the heart rating!
MamaMangrove rated for PSH: "Under the Sea" postcards on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool cards and for including an extra. The whaleboat was a great choice as I I love Kyler Martz's whimsical style. Gorgeous sea turtle too. Lovely stamps on your envie as well :))
Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed everything. I didn't know anything about about Kyler Martz until I came across the book of his postcards, definitely fun! Thanks for the heart rating❣
BusyB rated for ABC USA: Postcard Letter C for: on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the columns postcard. Stay cool and healthy!
Response: You're welcome! We're in the middle of quite a heat wave here and our lake is closed due to a blue green algae bloom
Eulegirl rated for PH: Tall Things #3 on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the tall cards! What a creative way to interpret that. Thank you as well for the regular sized cards depicting tall things. What a lovely bonus!
Response: I'm so happy that you enjoyed my different approach! Thanks for the heart rating ❣❣❣
LadyJo rated for ABC USA - Post card A for:: on Jul 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks for joining this swap and I liked what you picked! Arches is a different one for A, too! I will keep hosting this, so keep watching for more to be added! I like to sort threw and see what I can come up with too!
Response: And thanks for hosting! I also enjoy going through my postcards for series like this. I'm ready for D-E-F! Thanks for the heart rating!
JuneRosebud rated for ABC USA: Postcard Letter B for: on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Hi Mar, Thanks for the base ball post card. That is the theme that I am going to go with, also, but mine will be hand made. i
Response: I.I'm glad that you liked it, thanks for the heart rating!
marclively rated for Huge Vintage PC Swap on Jul 5, 2022
Comment: thanks!
Response: You're welcome, thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Connecticut cards! I especially appreciate Mark Twain's house!!
Response: You're welcome, I'm happy to hear that! Thanks for the heart rating!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Foreign Language PC #11 on Jul 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart rating!
AnneliesV rated for NYUP Foreign Language PC #11 on Jun 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much for the postcard from Thailand. I was there just before covid and saw many pagodes as on this card. This card gives me sweet memories.
Response: What a nice bit of serendipity! Thanks for the heart rating!
simcoe54 rated for 3 Vintage U.S. State PCs on Jun 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great vintage US postcards and all the extras.
Response: You're most welcome! And thanks for the heart rating!
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ oh my goodness you spoiled me. I love all the many postcards you sent me. Thank you so very much for the treasures you send me. My absolute favorite was the vintage in Wyoming postcard. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I'm so very happy that you appreciated the Wyoming postcard, sometimes I struggle with letting go of my funky vintage pc's. I'm glad that you enjoyed everything and I thank you for the heart rating and all of the other hearts too❣❣❣
vivi2912 rated for PH: Person/Place/Thing #6 on Jun 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! I love it!
Response: Yay! I'm happy to hear that 😀 Thanks for rating me a heart ❤
marclively rated for 3 Linen Postcards #2 on Jun 12, 2022
Comment: great cards !
Response: I'm glad that you liked them! Thanks for the heart rating!
Response: I'm glad that you got the swap!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Pick A Word PC Swap #8 on May 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for all the great pcs including the 3D map. Love them!!!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart rating!
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart rating!
Comment: Such thoughtful cards thank you so much
Response: I'm glad that you liked them. Thanks for the heart rating❣

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bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from the NYUP group!

kizzlets on Dec 27, 2021:

Mar--thank you for the bonus happy mail for the "Happy ALL Month Long" swap, you didn't have too, but I really appreciate the cool Japanese stationeries you recently sent me, they are amazing! :) ~kizzlets

Jjean on Dec 25, 2021:

Thank you - Thank you.....Wow, what a wonderful gift......... Merry Christmas..... will use all & so many, many colors!!!

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 20, 2021:

Now how did you know exactly what I wanted this year? Thank you Mar for my 3 Christmas CD's..One of which is Exactly what I have looked hard for and could never find any... A handbell Choir with Christmas songs. I grew up where our church had a handbell choir so is so very special with fond memories. This is for the TF March Stocking Stuffer. I open a present each day of Advent.. Thank you again~~Michelle Merry Christmas

Artistic on Dec 14, 2021:

So happy you're enjoying the envelope countdown! Did you DIY the box? :)

circularlogic on Dec 13, 2021:

I am over the moon with RAKs #3 and #4! I adore the darling vintage books about dogs and butterflies! And I will keep the seashell journal in my purse for writing down my 2022 musings! Thank you so much!

circularlogic on Dec 9, 2021:

Your RAKS arrived today! I opened #2 and am so thankful fir your thoughtfulness! Can’t wait to paint! May also use a couple to make Christmas presents with my nieces!

circularlogic on Dec 6, 2021:

I am over the moon with RAK #1! What a wonderful surprise! I am so happy to have this advent calendar, and I don't mind playing catch up at all! :D :D

All the best,

OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:


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