Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 4:11 am


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: December 10, 2023
Birthday: January 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I currently work 4 days a week as a substitute teacher in the public high schools.

I am the mother of 3 girls and a boy ages 15, 17, 18 and 20. 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 collect Calico Critters especially the furniture and the adult characters. I am making a little outdoor looking village that will be displayed in my art room and I need more characters and furniture.

I collect miniatures to put in my modern dollhouses. I collect Barbie size all the way down to 1/12, 1/16 and 1/24 sizes.

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

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



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.


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- Calico Critters, old Currency

D- dollhouse miniatures, Denmark, Dia de los Muertos

E- England, Europe, Ephemera, Eighties toys

F- Frida Kahlo, fairy house/garden supplies 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)


MissAlissa rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: What a fun swap! I wonder who will win! :D
ElisaMarcuz rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!!
PeculiarLife rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Best wishes to you and yours for the New Year!
Anactualleaf6 rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Yay giveaway!
Response: 5 stars for a giveaway!!! ;)
kiyasu rated for A giveaway of happy mail !! on Dec 8, 2023
Comment: Hi, sending you holiday season's greetings and wishing you a happy new year!! Here's a Heart and a Five as a gift to you! ^^ Cheers, Kiyasu
suepier rated for Tourist Postcard #9- EUROPE!!!! on Dec 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Venice postcard. I should be seeing it in August as it is the last port on our future cruise.
PinkPengin rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #10 on Dec 5, 2023
Comment: So sorry for taking so long to post this, but thank you for sending your Round 10 journal. I especially loved the adorable-yet-bewildering large creature! I want one as a pet now. LOL.
Response: Thank so much. Yes... I wonder what that creature is. It is cute and ugly too.
corporategoth rated for Altered Candy Tin Swap on Dec 4, 2023
Comment: (Sorry for the late rate! I thought I had done it already) Oh my goodness!!! This was truly one of the most special swaps I've ever received <3 I never got to do the whole Tooth Fairy thing growing up, so this was such a sweet surprise. It was so well decorated! Thank you! :-)
Response: Oh I am so glad you got it and that you liked it. I was nervous that maybe you would think it was strange. I am very much into miniatures and so this was something that I wanted to create. I am glad you appreciated it. I need to make one for myself now. We got the tooth fairy as kids but only a quarter was ever left behind. I hope they host another of these swaps so that I can make other things in the future.
Eulegirl rated for Once Upon a Postcard #6 on Dec 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the mysterious apple headed kid story
Response: You are welcome. It was a bit creepy. Sorry.
Fabriqueen rated for Short Crazy Story #5 on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool PC and short story! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: I had fun creating it. So much fun to make up stories. Thanks!
Bridgetofthedeans rated for All About Me! PL USA ONLY on Nov 24, 2023
Comment: I enjoyed your pocket letter so much! We have so many things in common! You seem like a very nice person. Glad to have met you!
Response: Yes, I noticed that we do have a lot in common! I really enjoyed learning about my partner. I did enjoy making that page for you. I would host it again if there was a guarantee that I we could all get new partners. But with swap-bot you can't do that. Bummer.
marclively rated for Pre 1970 Ephemera Swap on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Response: Thanks a bunch.
lob rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #10 on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: The animals and corn really brought the color scheme together. Thanks for sharing!
Response: Ahh thank you so much!
mjhaertling rated for Scavenger Junk Journal Round #10 on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks for resending. your collage. I don't know what that animal is either. My favorite parts of your collage are the pretty embroidered hanky and the ticket stub. Thanks for posting this swap.
Response: Oh thank you. I love having you all participate in this swap. It is a great way to use our ephemera stash. Please join us for future rounds.
carol rated for Junk Journal Round 38 on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: Love this! Thanks for sharing and thanks for hosting these!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for joining these swaps! I hope to see you in other J.J swaps.
hellojett rated for Junk Journal Round 38 on Nov 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for sharing your page, it's nice to see a happy family. "Family traditions reveal what you value enough to repeat and if done with love build warm happy associations" I really love this sentiment!! Yes, I can imagine it is difficult to manage these swaps as they're so involved. I appreciate the ones I've participated in this year and have a nice fat folder full of my pages to look back on.
Response: Thanks for the kind words. My family is my everything. For sure! thanks so much for joining us so many rounds. I will miss this group of ladies. I just have hosted for years now and needed to 'regroup'.
bluecrayons rated for Junk Journal Round 38 on Nov 15, 2023
Comment: Love your tradition. The glasses are so cute…
Response: Thanks. Traditions are a lot of fun. I appreciate you always being so supportive.
PinkPengin rated for Pre 1970 Ephemera Swap on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: WOW - I loved your envelope itself, and then everything in it was just amazing. I adore math so math flashcards are always a hit for me, and the antique postcard was beautiful, and food labels make me smile, and everything was just... wow. You are so generous and this was so fun! (And thank you for hosting, of course, too!)
Response: Oh yay! I am so glad that you liked what I chose to send you. I need to order some more ephemera because I am running low. I have like one of many things but I like to have duplicates so that I can hold on to one myself.
Response: Thanks for rating.
Lolle rated for Tourist Postcard #8- Europe on Nov 10, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this pretty pc from Venice! 💕 2020 was a respite for the environment for sure. Love from NZ, Carola
Response: Thanks. I appreciate it. You are welcome. Have a great day!

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fishsteak on Nov 20, 2023:

Hello! I just wanted to check if you've received my postcard for the World Postcard Day global swap. I sent it from Taiwan and most people I sent to from Taiwan have already received theirs. Let me know if not. Thanks!

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

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