Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2022 9:19 am


Date Joined: May 16, 2017
Last Online: August 13, 2022
Birthday: November 12
Country: United States

About Me

I always send swaps and rate as well! If you don't receive a rating, I didn't receive the swap as of yet or it was lost in the mail. I will contact the swap partner if I don't receive something in a months time, before I rate a bad rating. Life happens and this is to be a fun experience, not a stressful hobby.

f you don't receive a swap let me know before giving me a bad rating. I don't flake, so message me first!

I am a wife and mother to 3 children. I love living in a rural area. I enjoy reading, pen paling, collecting postcards, watching movies, cooking, and life in general.

I enjoy reading cozy mysteries, other mysteries, Christian fiction, cookbooks, self care books, flower/garden, travel and biographies.

I like to travel to see other small towns, lighthouses, covered bridges, the scenic area there. I also have enjoyed camping or staying at a cabin to explore the mountains.

I like collecting postcards from other places that show the person's town, historical place, flowers native to that area, scenic postcards, and local foods, lighthouses, snow capped mountains, covered bridges, famous buildings, and countryside, I like Lantern Press and Zazzle post cards as well!

Favorite colors that I like: Bright Pink or Fushia, Lime Green, Sunshine Yellow, Purple, Navy, and Red,

Favorite room colors, I like cream, light brown, so I can accent it with a brighter color. Accent colors purple, reds, greens, blues, and yellows.

Favorite Crafts

I liked to do Mail art, mainly with washi tape, stickers, stamps, cut outs. I am exploring at getting more creative here.

I do a little with card making, sometimes handmade postcard as well.

I guess you would say, I am into paper crafting. I enjoy others handmade items, such as sewn, crochet, knitting, and cross stitch.

My favorite past time is really getting postcards ready for my Elderly project. I take on about 6 or 7 people at a time who have a medical condition or up in years to send the ABC's in postcards. I started this in 2020 with a widow who were friends with my parents. She was lockdown in her retirement home. I would talk to her by phone but decided sending the next 26 weeks the ABC's in postcards. I loved doing it so much I decided to do up to 7 people at a time. I pick them out of my stash than fancy them up with washi or stickers. I have them all in a baggie with the address to mail out every Monday. So anytime you have extra postcards or postcard stamps I will use them toward this project. I actually have a friend who liked the idea so much, she is also going to do this. You can send only so many cards saying Thinking of you! I here the receiver tries to guess what the next post card will be for the letter.

A B C 's of things I like!

A- Apple themed, Animals, Art, Address labels

B- Books, Bookmarks, Book related theme, Biographies, Bible verses, Beach, Burt's Bees, Bee themed, Butterfly themed, Blankets, Barns, Birds, Beatrix Potter anything

C- Countries cultures, Covered Bridges, Chocolate candy, Coffee themed, Christmas, Christian themed items, Cookbooks, Chicken themed, Cow themed, Cozy, Candles, Classical, Country, and Christian music, Camping and Cabin themed, country themed

D- Die cuts, Dish cloths, Dark chocolate, Devotionals, double sided tape, Daphne's Diary

E- Europe anything, England themed, Ephemera, Easter, Essential oil candles and soaps

F- Farm themed, Farm Animals, Flowers, Fall themed, Fruit themed

G- Gift cards to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Cracker Barrel, Panara Bread, Chick-Fil-A, Barnes and Nobles.

H- Handmade items or Handmade envelopes, Hot Air Balloon Themed, Hiking, Hot Chocolate, Herbs, Holiday Tea Towels, Highland Cow

I- Ice cream, Inspiration, Ink stamps

J- Journals, Joyful, Jersey Cows

K- Kitchen tea towels(Seasonal ones, red, white, or beige), Koalas, Keurig cups of hot chocolate, hot tea, cider, coffee

L- Lighthouse themed, Lemonade, Lemon themed, Lantern Press Postcards, Lang Stationary products

M- Magazines, Mail, Markers, Music, Movies, Milk Chocolate, Mountains, Maps

N- Notecards, Nautical, Nuts, Naked Bee skin products, Nature

O- Ocean, Organic soaps, Owls

P- Postcards, Pillows, Pens, Plants, Peppermint anything, Pandas, Panda Brand Black Licorice, Punch Studio products, Pretty Paper Napkins, Peter Rabbit(Beatrix Potter)

Q- Quilted handmade items, Quality socks, Quotes

R- Roosters, Reading, Red, Rainy Themed, Regional snacks

S- Stickers(no foam or teacher ones though) sheets or the bigger vinyl ones, Sunflowers, Stationary, Sweet Tea, Snail Mail themed, Souvenir magnet, Snowmen themed, Spring or Summer themed, Signs with quotes or few words, Seashore, Snacks, and Sweets Scents I like for candles, soaps, lotions, (cucumber and mint, grapefruit, orange blossom, cranberry, really any fruits, peppermint, to name a few)

T- Traveling, Travel themed items, Tea(Mint, Peach, White tea, Plain Black, Green tea with mint, but not Chia), Tea cups tea themed, Tote Bags, Tropical, Trader Joe's Surprise

U- United States Postage Stamps always needed, Umbrella themed

V- Verse cards, Valentine's Day, Vintage Postage Stamps

W- Washi tape rolls, Winter themed, Writing themed, Woodland Animals themed, Waterfalls, Wooden signs with words or quotes

X- Xtra flat goodies you want to share

Y- Your handmade items

Z- Zoo Animals themed


-Unused Postage Stamps

-Ultra Fine point Sharpie pens, any color

-Pentel Liquid Gel Pens, any color

-Blank postcards see my likes above or below

-Something with Highland Cows(post card, vinyl sticker, ect.)

-Double sided tape

-Stickers (no foam or teacher) sheets or the bigger vinyl ones I use in my journal

-Alphabet Stickers to use in my Elderly Project

-Magazine, Biography book, Travel Book

-Handmade Envelopes

-Something with the word Summer on it.

-Surprise from my above list of ABC's

-Any size Return Address labels(use the tiny ones on postcards)

-Your Handmade crochet, hand sewing creations.

-Pressed Pennies

-Flip Calendars that you can use year after year! I could use a different one or several. I like one at my desk, kitchen, ect.

-Trader Joe's Fabric bag or the washable ones they sell. These usually are different state to state.

Postcard Wishlist

Cow postcards(Really like Jersey Cows or Highland Cows)

Coastal (Beach, Lighthouses, Coast Lines, Tropics)


Flowers(like roses, star gazer lilies, lupines, sunflowers, tulips, as my favorites but like almost all Flowers)

Your town or city

Collecting State Capital Postcards!

Any tourist card

That would be my preferences right now but I am sure I will like it whatever you do send. Just keep it child friendly! You can write on the back and send it. I like real photos for the most part. I do like Christopher Arndt Postcards as well. I am a fan of current postcards and not really into vintage ones.


Vickyen rated for NATIONAL PARK Postcard on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: HI Jo! I love your Yellowstone pc! On my bucket list and shortly I will have the time (retiring the end of September) but that dang money factor - sigh! LOL! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Comment: Love this punny "coast is clear" PC! And I've never been to any of these countries, either! Just some islands in the Caribbean.
greenleaf rated for Places I Haven't Been #1 on Aug 10, 2022
Comment: Hello Jo ! Thank you for the beautiful postcards with Alaska and Southern California๐Ÿ˜Š I like both of the views. Alaska must be a great state to visit and I also would like to go someday as well. About Southern CA, I went there when I was 16 and really had great time myself. I hope you will be able to visit both of them sometime๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you again for the wonderful swap and also thank you for the heart.
Comment: What a beautiful postcard and encouraging scripture. Our help comes from the Lord. Yes! Alaska is full of lovely scenery and wildlife. I've not been there but pictures are beautiful. Thank you for joining the swap.
Poohtat rated for ABC USA - Postcard D for: on Aug 9, 2022
Comment: Such a cool postcard. Dogs are the best. Happy Swapping
susieq11 rated for I Spy Something with a B (R4) on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: I love all the birds on the postcard! I love to see them too - so many pretty ones! Thanks a lot for joining my swap, Jo!!! : )
TamiHope rated for CF: Celebrate Lighthouse Day on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you, Jo, for the very pretty lighthouse card! And you decorated the envelope so pretty. Thanks so much!
yvonne401 rated for GIFT: Postcard Verse B on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the pretty postcard! It must be God. I used the same scripture, Be still and know that I am God... God Bless!
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter. It was fun to hear about your trip and the play you saw with your daughter. Thank you for joining as well!
Comment: Thanks for the cool beach postcard! I do love going to the beaches near me but sadly don't make the trip as often as I should. Hope you're doing well on this first day of August.
Ikat78 rated for VACATION Postcard on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the unique stamp style Massachusetts pc. I love it! ๐Ÿ’• Iโ€™d love to tour a cranberry farm. How fun.
Comment: Thank you. Looks like you had fun
grammypammy rated for GIFT: Postcard Verse A on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the "A" postcard and for sharing the verse from Isaiah! Love this swap you're doing!
explore rated for ABC USA: Postcard Letter C for: on Jul 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Pennsylvania postcard and for hosting this swap!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely flower card. Wouldn't a yard like that be so peaceful and exciting to see the bird, bees, and butterflies enjoy the nectar? Thank you for the verse. a good one for us.
CHOWEFACE rated for LARGE LETTER Postcard on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Another Ocean city card from you- on the same day! Lol. I love the washi you used too.
CHOWEFACE rated for BEACH Postcard on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the Ocean City card!
glennasgarden rated for CF: Sharing Note card on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks Jo for the lovely iris card and long note. I have experienced some time with family living with me for a couple of years son and grandsons. Some of the best times but hard times too! Thank you for the little card and happy mail stickers too!
Heirloom rated for UHM: Mini Penpal Challenge #4 on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the 3-page letter and happy-mail stickers, Jo! Your stationery is super cute, too. So sorry to hear about the Highlands calf scam, but you're right -- live and learn. :-) Take care and enjoy the rest of your summer. ๐Ÿ’
Candace rated for TCHH ~ Just a Note July on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Oh no! I hope the poison ivy is gone!

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susieq11 on Aug 10, 2022:

Ha ha I love the Pretzelvania postcard - that is amazing!!! There is a lot to do in your town ,how cool! Thank you for thinking of me for WW August!!

Autist on Aug 8, 2022:

Thank you so much for the WW August Postalette wish! I just love postalettes. This one was GROOVY!! I will keep them in my collection! Thank you!

24Donna on Aug 2, 2022:

Joy means holding on to hope in God regardless of the outcome. Declaring we will give up everything and entrust ourselves more fully and wholly to the One who holds all things together.

24Donna on Aug 1, 2022:

Dear Jo, Iโ€™m your partner for August fruit of the spirit watermelon ๐Ÿ‰! Looked up Joy : cheerful, calm delight, gladness multiplied greatly; to be exceedingly full of Joy! Praying you have Joy ๐Ÿ‰

theshyone on Jul 27, 2022:

I got your July RAK #1 4 Random Post cards today! You sent such a fun and diverse selection of postcards! I loved them <3 Thank you :D

warheart on Jul 19, 2022:

Thank you for the July Wishes from the WW group!! Those cloud stickers are awesome and I love the Hot Air Balloon postcard!

circularlogic on Jul 19, 2022:

Thank you for the July RO birthday wishes! So blessed by you!

All the best,

grammypammy on Jul 15, 2022:

Fruit of the Spirit ~ LOVE

Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Pam

susieq11 on Jul 14, 2022:

Hi Jo! Thank you for the Lantern Press pc's for WW July! Yes, I do like them a lot! And I don't think I have ever seen a Long Island pc and have spent TONS of time there in the past - so that's awesome! Thank you for thinking of me!!! xoxo

Highlander18 on Jul 13, 2022:

Thank you very much for the RAK USA - Tag - a Random envelope! Wow - where do you find these fantastic cards?

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