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Date Joined: November 5, 2014
Last Online: November 18, 2017
Birthday: March 15
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm not a fan of pink, cute or girly items. If a little girl would love them, then send them to her. I think we can all be a bit more creative than stereotypes. I don't like peanut butter either. I don't wear makeup either, so don't send it. I'm not a fan of coffee or tea since I can't tolerate caffeine.
If you want to send me an item in response to a make-up item you have requested, here is a list of ATCs I would like:
Animal alphabet ATCs for the J, L, N, R, V, X and Y.
A mermaid, fish or butterfly of any color.
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December 21, 2016:
I have rated all gifts/cards received so far. I will be on vacation for a week. I will register the backlog by the end of the year!

December 2015 update: I will be in England for the last 2 weeks of the year. I will get all of my swaps out before I go, but will not be home to receive yours. The mailman will have a large basket of stuff for me to pick up. Please be patient and I will register the items as soon as possible when I get back!

Christmas Wish list (dollar store)
Wacky packages stickers; small calendar (6X6); note book, Christmas ornament (star); Ribbon; note cards; pretty paper for die cuts, drawing paper; origami paper; State map PCs (see below)

Oct 2015 update: Still waiting on the rain dancers.
Does anyone know how to do a rain dance?

I'm back! We had a great time, but the 13 hours it took to get there was exhausting! Good thing we didn't have any plans for the evening! The weather was great all weekend. Race day started out raining but was dry by the time the boys had to race. We took the "quick" route back but had to sit thorough traffic in Los Angeles and Orange counties. We learned that the one day of the year that San Diego had weather, we were out of town! We got an inch and a half during a month that we NEVER see rain.

I am on vacation July 17 through July 21. If you are waiting for a reply from me during that time, it will have to wait. I don't own a smart phone and won't be checking my profile for a few days.

I have been a member of Postcrossing.com for just over 3 years. I like receiving mail that doesn't have to be sent back with a check in it. :)

I like pretty stamps. All the stamps are great, but if you could send a combination of smaller stamps, I'd appreciate it. I like to see what new stamps have been sent to me each time I go to the mailbox. This goes for international senders too. It's just a little thing to brighten my day.

My preferred subjects for postcards are:
-- Maps and Flags - I want to collect a map and a flag from every state in the US.
--Greeting from ... cards - these have large letters spelling out the name of your city or state with pictures in each letter.
-- Photographs of actual religious buildings - Mormon Temples, Synagogues, Mosques, Cathedrals, Spanish Missions (exteriors please)
-- __ vintage cards__ - Whether a vintage reprint or an actual vintage card, both are OK. I prefer the old cards be in good shape (yellowing is OK).
--Lantern Press & Ranger Dave cards
-- My newest interest is birds. I like fine art drawing and Audobon photographs I'm not interested in cartoons or ugly faces (vultures, etc).

I have many postcards for swap. This is my collection to give: https://plus.google.com/photos/103955174455728682894/albums
My collection of postcards and stamps received: https://www.flickr.com/photos/109784245@N07/collections/

I often make my own envelopes for flat mail sends. I use whatever is at hand. Everything from wrapping paper to newspaper works. I like to do origami (modular mathematical models) and paper mache.

* handmade envelopes to fit larger (5X7) US postcards
* origami paper 5 inches or greater
* sheet of paper (9X12 inches or larger) for making my own envelope
* single view postcards with name of view printed on front
* washi tape samples (quality only, no dollar store stuff such as StudioG)
* lace bits of lace to use on cards
* embroidery floss DMC all colors preferred


I read a kindle and don't need any


I am only interested in postcards and the decorations you can put on them


I don't wear it so why would i need it?

I will ALWAYS rate!

RATINGS: I rate each package that arrives. I usually rate the day it arrives. Please do me the courtesy of rating also. It's not so much that I want a specific rating - it's that I want to know that something I sent has arrived. Thanks.

I will ALWAYS rate. If you think I should have received your card/letter/package by now, let me know. I don't like when I'm not rated, so I won't do that to you.

Christmas 2015: I will rate when I get back from vacation, sorry for the inconvenience!

What makes me smile

The thing I like most about received items in the mail is when I see something from SwapBot, Postcrossing or Postcard United. When I look at it and realize that you actually read my ENTIRE profile, you can't imagine how great that feels inside. To know that someone cared about what they sent instead of just cramming things into an envelope.

State Map PCs

I have these states, provinces, departments, etc:

US States -- ALL!
CA provinces -- Quebec,
FR departments -- 17, 22, 28, 29, 35, 43, 44, 45, 50, 56, 59, 60, 63.

I need these:

US States -- none
CA provinces -- the rest!
FR departments -- a LOT!

Any other state symbols would be appreciated (birds, flags, license plates, etc.).


I am trying to collect at least one animal and one letter ATC for each letter of the alphabet.
I need animals for the following letters: J, L, N, R, V, X, Y

Fast Food Series --

I'm waiting for any swapper to send me any of these: IN-N-OUT, JACK-IN-THE-BOX, DAIRY QUEEN, BAKERS.

The 50 States ATC Series --
I need all states from Hawaii to Mississippi. I have AL(3), AK(2), AZ(2), AR(2), CA(1), CO(1), CT(1), DE(1), FL(1), GA(1), MO(2), MT(2), NE(2), NV(2), NH(2), NJ(2), NM(2), NY(2), NC(1), ND(1), RI(1), SC(1), SD(1), TN(1), TX(1), UT(1), WA(1), WV(1), WI(1), WY(1) .
I am missing HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MS, OH, OK, OR, PA, VT, VA...

HD/HP PLANETS SERIES Waiting on Saturn, Neptune, Uranus, Pluto ...

A to Z likes

  • A - ATCs, animals (especially unusual ones), architecture, Angry Birds, Amy Pond

  • B - Butterflies, birds, state birds, bicycles, blues, botanical drawings

  • C - Cats (especially tigers), chemistry, cormorants, clothes that fit, Christmas, dark bitter chocolate ( I found a 100% dark chocolate bar the other day!), Charlie Harper, churches (outside view only), PCs of city, county maps (CA, UK, US), crochet, Christmas washi, Clara Osgood

  • D - ducks, dragons, Dali, Departement (French) map PCs, Doctor Who (10th)

  • E - elegance, eagles, Easter, Escher

  • F - fish, flowers, flags, falcons

  • G - greens of all shades, glacier blue

  • H - Halloween, holidays, hawks, hermit crabs, hot chocolate, Charlie Harper animals

  • I - islands, ice blue, irreverent postcards

  • J - jetties, jaguars, jelly bellies

  • K - key chains, Koalas

  • L - leopards, lynx, Lantern Press PCs

  • M - Maps, marsupials, marine blue, map PCs, Minions trading cards

  • N - nature, New Year's celebration

  • O - ocean, otters, oyster catchers (a kind of bird), ocean colors, olive green, old postcards (with old postmarks), oblasts (PCs), Ood

  • P - Postcards, paper, pin-ups, Prussian blue, playing cards, Province map PCs

  • Q - quail, quality, quirky

  • R - row boats, roses, Ranger Rick PCs, Rose Tyler, Rory 'Pond'

  • S - science, snarky postcards, stars, signage, symbols, simple machines, the color salmon, sewing, summer, spring, sailing ships, sea colors, single view PCs, vintage state map PCs, Speedy ATC series!, Sontarans, The Silence, Silurians

  • T - tigers, turquoise, teal, trading cards (Wacky Packages, Angry Birds, pokemon & Minions)

  • U - unusual items, umbrella birds

  • V - vintage postcards (& vintage reprint), van Gogh

  • W - water birds, water falls, colors of water, winter scenes (I get no cold weather here), Wacky Packages Trading Cards, Weeping Angels

  • X - xtremophiles (animals and plants that live on the edge of life)

  • Y - yellow

  • Z - zebras running wild in California (Hearst Castle)



Coffee or tea, owls, gothic, horror or cute and cuddly such as Hello Kitty, Kawaii/cute, Lisa Frank, PINK, MAUVE, etc.


matt319 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 18! on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much!!
matt319 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 8! on Apr 19, 2018
pat5036 rated for newspaper atc swap on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your newspaper ATC!
dancingDog rated for Dark Green Background on Sep 16, 2017
Comment: I have not received this ATC and it is not marked as sent. I sent you a message Sept 1 and have not heard from you.
Megamaam rated for More Mermaid ATCs! on Aug 8, 2017
SamiE rated for More Mermaid ATCs! on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Lovely blue mermaid. Thanks so much.
Danii rated for PICK LUCKY 7 #21 USA ! on Aug 6, 2017
Comment: I absolutely loved every single item ! The magnet was awesome.! Thanks for the goodies and thanks for joining ! I have posted another swap if you like to join !?
Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of washi! I don't have many thin tapes, so those were a special treat. I appreciate your thoughtfulness!
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thanks!
Germanbaby77 rated for Light Blue Background on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Very nicely done! thanks for the beautiful ATC! I love how you embossed the background. I'll have to try that sometime.. :)
janski48 rated for House shaped atc swap on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome ATC house! I love it. :P
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful oversized Africa pc!
Comment: Belated thank you for the sweet vintage ad scene -- I love the serenity, contentedness, and of course, the cat at its masters' feet :) I hope the spring and summer have been considerably less rainy and that you are well!
shinyserra rated for PICK LUCK 7 #20 USA on Jun 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for my lucky items! I love the cute zebra print pouch :)
samsstuff rated for Brown Background on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I like how you used cork for the background!
roostercraz rated for Fish ATC on Jun 18, 2017
Comment: Really good
LunaMoody rated for Fill My Stocking - June on Jun 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the gift. I look forward to opening it.
Comment: saving, looks intriguing !!
Comment: Hi Sybil, Thank you for your great postcard for NPCW. Be the Sunshine, Not the rain, Demaris

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Tinker60 on Feb 11, 2017:

Thank you so much for the great PCs you sent me in the PTG January WTA - I love them all. The 'someone needs a hug' one is perfect for a friend of mind who lives far away. . . and the affection one is just sweet. The Yellow Submarine PC is just too awesome! Thanks again and hope you'll be playing in the February WTA ~~

bjmonroe on Nov 23, 2016:

anrtist on Nov 8, 2016:

There are so many negative things on TV & everywhere you turn,.. esp on this election day!
I want to share this with you lovely ladies today!!!

Blessings, cc

jaimierandolph on Nov 1, 2016:

Profile Check for Dollar Store/ Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffer (USA) #2! Welcome to the swap! I hope that you will enjoy it!!! Happy swapping, jaimierandolph

bjmonroe on Oct 30, 2016:

jaimierandolph on Oct 25, 2016:

Profile Check for Dollar Store/ Dollar Tree Stocking Stuffer (USA) #1!!!! Welcome to the swap! I hope you will enjoy it! Happy Swapping, jaimierandolph

bjmonroe on Sep 22, 2016:

wolfeagle on Jul 4, 2016:


DowneastArtisan on Jun 6, 2016:

Just wanted to reach out and 1) First apologize for not messaging sooner, I was busy with my sons Prom & Graduation....and 2) Your partner has a US Address in their profile as an alternative sending address. I reached out to your partner too. I hope this helps alleviate any confusion and you pointed out something I very much needed to be aware of and will be sure to follow up on in the future.

ElaCaiu on May 17, 2016:

Thank you for the awesome cards for the PTG WTA! :D

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