Swap-bot Time: March 23, 2023 7:12 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: March 22, 2023
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am taking a gap year as an elementary school paraprofessional where I taught 1st through 3rd grade since 2012.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 14, 16, 18 and 19. And a Golden Retriever and an Australian Cattle /Lab Retriever. I am half Mexican and love learning about the Mexican side of my heritage. I love traveling to Mexico to meet and visit family. I am still learning Spanish.


I love touristy postcards and vintage pre 1990's postcards. I am NOT interested in random postcards of quotes or animals.... unless the swap calls for it.

I LOVE postcards of cityscapes, landscapes, art and architecture. I especially love PCs from Mexico, Europe and outside the USA.

Junk journaling is my newest endeavor. I have joined some special groups on here for these swaps.. if you are my partner I love vintage papers especially in another language than English. I am a succor for old vintage recipe book pages or recipe cards or old photos or sketches from vintage cookbooks or magazines. I like old receipts and bank ledgers. Old geneology charts and always a good old photograph all of which may be a copy. I understand that originals are hard to part with.

I love making Zines and am happy to take them.off your hands. I grew up with a librarian as a mother so I feel a little like I have my own little library. I have made hundreds of them. Seriously. I have a file cabinet full of my originals. I know. Nuts. But it is kind of a passion of mine.

Favorite Movies

My favorite Movies- Pride and Prejudice (BBC version and the Kiera Knightly version) as well as Nacho Libre (Jack Black), Emma (Masterpiece Theatre version with Jonney Lee Miller) and the Harry Potter films.

My favorite TV shows: Schitts Creek, K Dramas, Modern Family. Sister Wives. Black Mirror. Miniseries filmed in the U.K. and throughout Europe and those Scandinavian Noir tv series, plus Black Mirror on Netflix. PBS Masterpiece Theater specials. I also watch a lot of shows with subtitles.😍😍😍


I am obsessed with Travelers Notebooks!!! I love my planners B6 size.

I love to read Thrillers, self help and autobiographies and short stories. I receive a book each month from Book of the Month club and have read so many wonderful ones that I never would have picked up.

I discovered the Enneagram in 2013 and have studied it ever since. I quickly realized that I am a SEVEN with a 6 wing.

I just have to declare my love for alpacas!!! We stumbled across an alpaca farm in rural Oregon one night and spent a day there just watching those beautiful creatures. Now they are my favorite animals on the whole planet.


CITY STREET POSTCARDS-especially small town downtown America or British villages


Old ticket stubs, menus, doilies for art journaling


ANYTHING ENGLISH (as in England)



Things with gnomes

Dollhouse miniatures

I love anything and all things Mexican. The food, the decor, the colors, the music!!!!

Don't send me:

I belong to the church of Jesus Christ of Latter DaySaints (Mormon) so I do not drink Coffee. (I do t drink tea BUT I use them to age paper for junk journaling AND to use in pocket letters so I would enjoy getting those.

I don't need any more bits of colored cardstock or patterned paper. I find that this doesn't get used.

Loose tiny stickers that are not on a sheet. I will loose them immediately and that is sad.

Private Swaps

I love to do private swaps with well established swappers. I am open to profile surprise related swaps or a specific type of swap. Send me a PM and we can chat!


If you do not receive a swap from me... PLEASE send me a private message and let me know it was not received. I will resend after waiting an appropriate amount of time to ensure the mail is not just taking the long route to you. I ask that you give me a chance to get your package to you before rating a 1 or 3. I never give out 1's or 3's when the swapper truly makes an effort to fix a problem. Anyway... so far things have run super smoothly (and hopefully they continue to do so).

The ABC's of ME

A- Alpacas, Address Labels, Airmail theme

B- Beatles (as in the Fab Four)

C- Currency collector (foreign bills)

D- Denmark, Dia de los Muertos

E- England, Europe, Ephemera, Eighties toys

F- Frida Kahlo, Fountain pens, Flow magazine

G- Gnomes, Enchiladas

H- Holly Hobbie, Harry Potter, Hufflepuff



K- K-Pop and K-dramas

L- Lace

M- Mexico, Miniatures, Mini-Brands



P- Pocket Letters. Penpals, Postcards, Pipsticks, Pom Poms


R- Road Trips


T- TPC's, Traveler's Notebook, Tea in different colored pkgs. for my junk journal pocketd

U- Used Postage stamps

V- Villages (miniatures ones and IRL), vintage postage stamps

W- Washi


Y-Yellow is my favorite color

Z- Zines (mini magazines)


IseeRoses rated for Vintage tourist card #34 on Mar 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for the awesome vintage postcard!
Response: Glad that you liked it. I love them so much!
Comment: Hi Maggie, thank you for the pc! I love all the stamps you used ❤️
Response: You are welcome. I love using lots of stamps!!! Thanks for joining the swap!
luckysweetpea rated for Zines #8 (USA) on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Hi Maggie! Thank you for sharing your memories with me. Your engagement story is awesome! I appreciate the stickers you included. Warmly, Ginger
Response: Ahhh thanks. I love making zines!!
spacefoxsupreme rated for Memory Triggers #9 on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for your cute pink zine! Ahh, what an engagement story! I would have dropped the ring for sure! I messaged you about the touristy postcards :)
Response: So glad you like it and I look forward to being postcard penpals.
Jafferty rated for USED postcards swap #22 on Mar 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
Response: Thanks for the heart. Have a beautiful day.
Comment: Thank you so much for the pickle letter stuffed with goodies. And I agree that the black and white one I struggled with it too. Was cool you got me on both swaps. I got the same person on both of these too. Maybe we will have one another on others.
Response: I love doing these pocket letters. I am learning so much.
Comment: Thank you so much for the pocket letter stuffed with all the goodies. ❣️
Response: Thanks so much. It was a tough challenge but fun!
Response: Thanks so much!
Comment: Wow! What a pretty Mexico postcard. It really is a beautiful country. I also don't have much of Mexico in my postcard collection. I'm looking forward to adding more! Thank you so much:)
Response: Thanks so much. Collecting pcs is so much fun!
cowboypoodle rated for Quick Tourist Postcard #1 on Mar 15, 2023
Comment: thank you so much for the interesting postcard! I love it!!! glad you had fun at your family outing but sorry they charged you a bit for the pc! best wishes :)
Response: No worries.... I don't mind paying extra for postcards. Everything costs more these days.
Comment: LMAO.. you sent all your prompts with letter M but it was for letter N... were you having a rough day honey? xxxx Di thank you and the card does have a sense of humor to it. 3/14
Response: Oh my gosh! Which postcard did I send you? I think I may have switched the two while filling out multiple cards. I am so sorry! And regarding the rough day..... I have had terrible allergies for a few weeks now that make me feel really weird when I take the meds. I apologize!!!
alihagerart rated for Memory Triggers #9 on Mar 7, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap! Your zine was so fun!
Response: I am so glad that you liked it. It was fun making it. Zines are the best. Thanks so much for joining this swap.
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS - L - ROUND 11 - US ONLY on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the leaves postcard and sharing your L answers. Great burlesque character name!
Response: Thanks! I had so much fun with this!
Lolle rated for Tourist PC- West of the Mississippi on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Hi Maggie! Thank you so much for your pc - I would love to visit Utah one day 🧡
Response: I love traveling all over the west. It is so much fun getting in the car and going on roadtrips.
gillman rated for POCKET LETTERS NO THEME USA ONLY on Mar 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the fun pocket letter and for hosting this swap!
Response: I am glad that you liked it. I really had fun coming up with it and have ideas of other themes as well.
Comment: Thank you for the very peaceful Shenandoah National Park pc. Your trip to DC and Virginia sounds like it was a fun one. Thank you for sharing. :)
Response: Travel is life! I love it so much. I hope to get to more national parks.
lunatenchi rated for Memory Triggers #9 on Mar 3, 2023
Comment: You are so sweet. And I love your zines too! Your zine swaps are my favorite zine swaps :D Thank you so much for your zines!
Response: Thanks so much. I felt really out of my element with the whole handwritten zine. But I wanted to try something new and challenge myself a little. I don't know if I will do it again... I may go right back to typed zines. Thanks for always joining.
Comment: Thank you for the awesome Wisconsin card. I love to learn new things. This card will be added to my postcard wall at school.
Response: You are welcome!!! Thanks for joining this swap!!
hellojett rated for Junk Journal Round 29 February on Mar 1, 2023
Comment: Thanks for sending me your journal pages! I like what you did with using your zines. Sometimes it's also a nice way to preserve creative things that you've made instead of wondering what to do with them. The theme of nostalgia was a nice one, nice to hear about how you and your partner met. Hope you are feeling better too! Until next time...
Response: Thanks. I never know what my pages will end up looking like. It is always a surprise. I appreciate you joining these swaps.
Karen07 rated for Tourist PC- East of the Mississippi on Feb 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the everglades card! I've lived in Florida for most of my life and in answer to your question, I am not a fan of humidity. lol
Response: You are welcome and see you around in other postcard swaps.

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simcoe54 on Jan 17, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

ScrapHappyGabi on Dec 25, 2022:

Leave A Christmas Comment

From: ScrapHappyGabi

May you be blessed with a beautiful Christmas and a New Year filled with Love, Laughter, Happiness and Good Health! x

Nicole72898 on Mar 18, 2022:

Aww thank you so much for your kind words! I am so excited because my book is filling up too and is nice and chunky ! I love having the prompt, and yours are awesome! This is definitely my favorite swap series, and I’m so happy I’ve joined in every round! I always love seeing your spread too, and they are full of inspiration ♥️♥️Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll ttys😀


DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

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infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello 👋🏽 just wanna say thank you for hosting junk journaling swap! I hope you can continue the project as right now my country still suspending international mailing 😢 Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again 🙏🏽

MNJoviGirl on Nov 26, 2020:

I am hosting the January Birthday greetings again. Feel free to check it out.


tcornell on Jun 12, 2020:

Wow- I love the quarantine postcards! So, thank you so very much for angeling the $7 Etsy Postcard Surprise swap for me, it is so very appreciated ♥

banjobraids on May 2, 2020:

!frida kahlo studio Very cool miniature creation by Elsa Mora! https://elsita.typepad.com/elsita/2007/10/frida-kahlos-st.html

jenmcjen on Aug 27, 2018:

Whoa! The zines! First, this envelope - beautiful! I love every one of these zines. I like the ideas, especially the one of "people get to fill in." I'm going to def make one of those. The sewing one is so pretty! Having Milan Pasta next weekend! Juicy secrets are always fun to read!

So you didn't want anything in return, but since zines are a make and copy thing, any that I make, I will send you a copy. Oh, I'm making a "kinky" one for a swap - let me know if you DON'T want a copy of that. Meantime, for the rest of your life (or mine...depending) you will randomly get a zine from me in the mail on occasion. I'm starting to see how useful they can be, and also how they can be put together in different ways to make different sizes. Thank you so much!

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