Swap-bot Time: April 17, 2024 5:53 pm


Date Joined: July 10, 2010
Last Online: April 17, 2024

Country: United States

Things I love

I love: (on postcards or any other items)

  • POODLES, Collies, Huskies, Shiba Inu, greyhounds, Saluki, Borzoi, Shar-pei - but I love ALL dogs!

  • DEER, owls, foxes, turtles, rabbits, frogs and all woodland animals

  • moose, elk

  • hummingbirds! and all birds

  • dolphins, seals, seahorses, sea dragons, whales

  • giraffes, elephants

  • donkeys

  • koalas, bats/flying foxes

  • any animals!!

  • My Sweet Piano (Sanrio)

  • Duffy & Friends (Disney)

  • Snoopy/Peanuts, Pink Panther, Sanrio , Moomins, Mutts (comic strip)

  • hearts, pears

  • Japan ,Venice/all of Italy, NYC, European countries, Antarctica, New Jersey

  • art museums

  • books, libraries, reading

  • stationery, greeting cards, note cards, stickers

  • POSTCARDS! I like them blank and unwritten. I do not like ad cards unless they show one of my "likes". If I sign up for a written/stamped postcard swap, please send it that way. I collect blank and written postcards! Thank you!

  • I am a Taurus & love Zodiac-related items. Also Year of the Dog from the Chinese Zodiac.

  • NY Mets.

  • Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. I like tea but simple flavors. Please no Earl Grey, and please nothing apple (allergic) or plain cinnamon! (Chai is ok though!) If you have decaf I'll take it!

Favorite Movies

Wizard of Oz

Favorite Books

I will read fiction & non-fiction, but do not like sci-fi or romance. A romance in literary fiction is fine, I just don't like over the top romance books or cheesy chick lit.

If you send me a postcard or swap: Tell me a must-read or your personal favorite(s).


I am not interested in ANYTHING political, religious!! If you send me a holiday card, please keep it non-religious -- snowmen, deer, snowflakes, Snoopy dressed as Santa, winter scenes...that kind of stuff! : ) I appreciate that!

Please join me in any of my groups: International Fun Mail, Postcard trading group, Make A Wish (intl wishlist), Wonderful Wishes (USA only)

I do not use : foam stickers , deco tape, ribbons, beads, buttons, fabric.

I DO LOVE rubber stamps. New or used. I am hardly creative with them, make lots of smears, but I still enjoy using them on postcards and letters! ; )

I enjoy postcards sent unwritten in an envelope, but "naked" is fine too - I save all postcards. Whatever's easy - you won't get a complaint from me unless there's a choice on how to send it and I have made a comment. I do not like ad cards unless they somehow relate to any of my "likes".
Typically handmade postcards are not my favorite, but I have a few really cool ones that I've received! I do not really collect vintage postcards unless they are of topics on my likes list.

I am allergic to cigarette smoke and it is just nasty anyway. The one scent I despise is cinnamon! Please, please, please no cinnamon scented anything!

I am not easily offended by nudity, but please keep it tasteful. I like postcards of pin-ups and nudes in art.

Please no animal cruelty, rodeos, hunting, dog or horse racing, dead animals, circus and that type of thing. I am a huge animal lover. I am not a bug lover however. Spiders and bees are ok, most other bugs I can live without! That includes moths and butterflies.

I do not use Ohio themed stuff either (only postcards), thank you!

About Me

Trying to recycle any envelopes I can so please don't be offended if you get one!

I live with my husband in Columbus, OH. I got married on 2/29/12; Leap Day! Yes, on purpose. I have no children. I am from New Jersey and miss it!

We are down to a standard poodle (Lucky), a tabby cat (Tora), a tortoise and some fish. 9/16/23: We added PIXIE, a tortie kitten, to our family! She has the same Mama as Tora!

Said goodbye to our mini poodle Daphne on 5/8/19 and our toy poodle Pepper on 1/6/21. 😥

I love big cities and the ocean/beaches and anything to do with them. I love to travel and try to take one "big" vacation a year. My dream is to make it to Australia and The Maldives. (Of course, not in the same trip)

2023 travel: NYC, Florida, California, Japan and Boston this year.

Planned a trip for our Leap Day anniversary trip in 2024 - we are going to Mexico City! : )

I enjoy making friends here in the USA and all over the world.

Would love a couple more committed postcard pen pals. No fun sending once or twice and then it's over, never to hear from them again.

Please read

I want to be sure everyone receives what I sent, so PLEASE let me know if you didn't get a swap from me. I will resend if necessary. I rate daily. If I will be away, I will post it on my profile.

Please have the courtesy to rate me. This is part of the agreement in a swap! I want to be sure my partner gets what I've sent. Please let me make it right before rating me poorly. I have all letters and packages weighed at the post office, and will try to use stamps whenever possible. This is for fun; it is not life or death!! I am not here to rate poorly! I just want to get something in line with swap requirements in return for what I send! I will always message partners to be sure they got a swap from me if I haven't been rated. I will also let a partner know if I haven't received a swap in a reasonable amount of time. Please do the same for me! Thanks to everyone. If you got this far, PM me and I will send you a postcard.

Looking for...

I am in search of poodle postcards (new or vintage, written on or not) and really all things with poodles on them. If you have anything, maybe we can arrange a private swap. I have lots of different things to swap. Let me know! : )

Anyone have any postcards of:

  • Northern Lights

  • South America (all countries)

  • bats or flying foxes

  • deer

  • alpaca or llamas

  • poodles

  • hummingbirds, Shima Enaga/silver-throated dasher, owls, robins, parakeets, crows, pigeons and storks and really all birds, who am I kidding?!

  • pigs

  • pin-ups

  • lizards

  • New Jersey

  • Space, the Moon, NASA (and similar agencies worldwide), astronauts, etc.

  • Wolves

  • tug boats

  • donkeys

  • horses

  • domestic cats

  • Italy

  • Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden, France, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Moldova

  • Snoopy/Peanuts

  • books/reading or libraries

  • bicycles

  • NYC (with Twin Towers in skyline is a bonus!)

  • Tokyo or anywhere in Japan!!!!!

  • art postcards from museums

  • Mayan ruins and any Mexico

THANK YOU to everyone who has sent me these postcard wishes!!

I will also do a private swap for new or vintage unwritten post cards in an envelope. Just PM me!


Things I really like!

  • postcards. I especially love my postcards blank! (If I sign up for a written postcard swap, please send it that way though) Animals, cute drawings, Marjolein Bastin,coffee, Touristy (esp. skyscrapers & subways) art, B&W, baseball stadiums, maps, Mayan ruins, maps,Tokyo, NYC, New Jersey, unique non-touristy - try me!! ....!!!!! Any and all! See my "loves" at top too, thank you! You can't go wrong sending me an animal postcard. Anything but bugs, please.

  • envelopes and airmail envelopes

  • stickers

  • note cards

  • stationery

  • anything with poodles

  • anything with Snoopy and Peanuts

  • The Who

  • Beaches!!

  • Alain Grèe

  • Marjolein Bastin

  • Curious Feast - postcard box postcards

  • New York City - I was born there and raised close by and it is my absolute favorite place on Earth!

Music I Like

The Who!! Also love Talking Heads, Yaz, Depeche Mode,Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Joan Jett, Duran Duran, Joy Division, New Order, Pixies, B-52's, Wilco, Beastie Boys, Smiths, Ramones, Billy Idol, Bruce Springsteen. Love 80's New Wave, EDM/techno, rock, jazz.


btbeth rated for Handmade Envelopes 04/2024 on Apr 16, 2024
Comment: thank you for these great envies - the rooster?! AHHHHHH i may never give that one up
Response: I am so happy you liked them!! Thanks for the rating and for joining! : )
dartha rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #10R on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much Susan for the awesome Post Cards - love them!!! Darla
Response: Yay! I was happy to see you were my partner! Thanks for joining my swap and for the rating. I sent you other mail this week. : )
mejulia rated for PTG: Touristy Postcard on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: Thank you, I hope you got a good view of the eclipse.
Response: We did!! It was amazing! Thanks so much for the rating! : )
Dustzappa rated for DOG Postcard on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: I’m so glad you sent me the picture of this card..
Response: Oh yay! So happy you got it!! Thanks for checking and for the rating! : )
Conniegirl rated for Note on a Postalette 13 on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your note and the extra. I enjoyed reading it.
Response: Thanks for the rating and I am glad you joined my swap! xoxo
Comment: Hi Susan! So fun to have you as my partner again and love the pc! Thank you for the share - I will have to see if I can get the one you enjoyed from the library. It is funny how so many people can enjoy a book and it not be our cup of tea! I felt that that "With Where The Crawdads Sing"! But the movie was really done well, which you almost never hear! LOL! All the best! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
Response: Oh I did not like that book either and I figured out what would happen very early on! I did however like the descriptions of nature in it. Hope you are reading a good book - have a happy weekend! Thanks for joining and for the rating. xoxo
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #261 on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Response: Thank you for the rating and for joining! : )
Piccolo rated for IFM: Make a List #8-Tea on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: Susan! I love your stamps on the envelope! I bet you have an amazing stamp drawer! I actually work for a coffee company. Our Peruvian French roast decaf is very popular! Thanks for the ginger tea- I love Pukka brand! And a million hearts for the amazing Japan stickers! I plan to visit in the next year! I just had my b day and my husband got me a gift certificate to NikoNecoZakkaya in NYC! He gets me!🤓
Response: Oh I have a rubber stamp section in my closet, LOL! I have so many it's crazy! I hope you get to go to Japan next year! Message me if you need any info! We will be going back again in November. Once you go you can't resist going back! Enjoy using your gift card, and belated birthday wishes!! Thanks for the rating! xoxo
jamicam rated for Earth Day Postcard 2024 on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: Thank you for taking care of the trash on Earth Day and always. "The Earth is what we all have in common." And thanks for another fun swap!
Response: That is a very true quote!! I am so glad you joined and thanks for the rating! Hope your month is a happy one! xoxo
Comment: This is soooo beautiful, Susan! I looooove Moomin, so everything about this mail is perfect :) I also adore the way you put the images on a Finnish/Swedish map. The Aiko Fukawa note papers are so incredibly cute as well. I just love everything about this mail, haha, can you tell? :) I try to not use too many exclamation marks, but it's hard because I just love it!!!!!!!!! Haha, thanks again :)
Response: Yay! I am really glad you got it - I chose Moomins especially for you! And exclamation marks are my favorite - you can't use too many, LOL!! Thanks for joining and for the rating! xoxo
LadyJo rated for BABY ANIMAL Postcard on Apr 6, 2024
Comment: Ah, so cute! You know I don't think their is any baby animal that isn't cute! We seen a grown coyote on a snowmobile trail walking this past January in Maine. It walked into the woods, but it blended so well I didn't get a picture of it. Thanks for a cute postcard to add to my collection!
Response: I know - baby animals are adorable! I am happy you like the coyote pups! Thank you for joining my swap, Jo! : )
Ruthless rated for HAWAII Postcard on Apr 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I love the rubber stamp!!
Response: Thank you for the rating and for joining! I am glad you liked the postcard I chose - and I was so happy to find that hula girl stamp! : )
Ikat78 rated for IFM: Scrap Envie-March 2023 on Apr 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the fun scrap envie! I love all the neat stamps too. Love the included stickers and notecard.
Response: Thank you for the rating and for hosting! I love this swap! xoxo
LadyJo rated for Solar Eclipse Postcard on Apr 2, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard! I love it, shall I tell you, nope wait till you get yours! LOL:) I hope you have a great day for viewing!
Response: Did we send the same one!?! Ha ha ha - I am so glad you joined my swap, thank you!!!! xoxo
Response: Thank you Marc!!! Thanks for joining my swap! : )
Comment: Thanks for a fun envelope and goodies inside!
Response: Thank you for joining and for the rating - happy you liked what I sent! : )
Comment: Thank you so much! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and for joining! xoxo
Vickyen rated for FOOD Postcard on Apr 1, 2024
Comment: Hi Susan! Thank you for the wonderful food pc! I have never tried Japanese food but the thought of sushi is yucky to me! I am not a fish fan, so... Thank you for hosting such fun swaps! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: There is way way more than seafood, but as a vegetarian, I don't eat much Japanese food, lol! I do not like any type of soup based food so even veg ramen/somen etc is out of the question! Thanks for the rating and for joining my swap! xoxo
paperlover rated for PTG: Random Postcard on Apr 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the Windsor postcard. I would like to visit Canada.
Response: You are welcome - I hope you get across the border one day! : ) Thanks for the rating!
Conniegirl rated for Spring Greetings 2024 on Apr 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your note and the extra cards. Spring is starting to arrive here too.
Response: I am happy you got it - we started the April showers right on time today! Thanks so much for the rating and for joining my swap! : )

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MuggleMom on Apr 13, 2024:

Thank you so much for the RBG stamps!! Happy Mail today!! Your kindness always makes me smile!



dreamrains on Apr 13, 2024:

Oh my goodness! I was checking out swaps and saw your name as the host and recognized it from AGES ago (like 2010-2015!)! I love that you've been swapping all this time <3

lovetherain on Apr 9, 2024:

Thank you so much for all the awesome Violette sticker sheets from the CPG Who Likes Tag! They were all new to me!

lindseyjae on Apr 8, 2024:

Hi Susan!! Thanks SO much for the nice birthday card and the tuck-ins. I love everything, especially the pretty bookmark you included for me. You always send such nice things and I am really grateful for you! Enjoy the Eclipse later today!!! & thank you again for the nice birthday happy mail!

(WW April Wishlist)

BusyB on Apr 6, 2024:

Hi there! Happy mail and letter is all sealed up and ready to send your way! Mailing on Mon or Tues next week. ❤️

CrystalZ on Apr 5, 2024:

Thank you for the cute Winnie the Pooh seals from Japan that you sent for the March MAW!

Giddyanni on Apr 4, 2024:

MAW March. Hi Susan and thank so much for the happy envelope, your chatty note and the great images which I will definitely be able to use! Spring hasn't quite arrived here; yesterday we woke up to snow and minus degrees. Brrrr. Hope fully it will soon warm up a bit. Once again, thank you for the MAW!

anicka22 on Apr 4, 2024:

Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards for maw march ❤️

dobie256 on Mar 29, 2024:

My mailbox is raining sunny Susan cards! Thanks for both the Easter and Get Well Soon cards. Everyday is a bit better. Should be up for a Starbucks visit in another couple of weeks. Have yourself a lovely Easter! 😍

Poohtat on Mar 28, 2024:

Thank you for the cute card. I can't believe Easter is already here. This year is flying by.

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