Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2023 10:40 pm


Date Joined: December 31, 2009
Last Online: May 27, 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.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜


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)


ChelsJo rated for PL: Pocket Letter- NEUTRALS (USA) on May 22, 2023
Comment: Hi Maggie! Oh my goodness! I love what you did with the coliseum in the pocket letter! So neat! Thank you for all of the wonderful goodies as well! This was truly a wonderful swap and definitely made me smile :)
Response: I am so glad you liked it. That was a special pocket letter to me and it was hard to let it go! Buy I am happy you appreciated it! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Maggie! So sorry for the delay! Currently playing catch-up! I absolutely LOVE the pocket letter I received from you! The B&W mini photos made me smile :) and the ruffle material is just my style! And the SEALS...I haven't ever received in a swap, and I'm so thrilled that you sent me some! Everything was perfect, and I thank you so much. :)
Response: You are very welcome. I am so glad that you liked the seals. I enjoy creating pocket pages for my partners in so many of these different themed swaps. I know that my style is different that many so I always wonder and worry that others won't like what I send.
Nurse101 rated for Junk Journal Round #32 May on May 21, 2023
Comment: Love the layout! Congrats on your daughters graduation!
Response: Thanks so much! Thanks for joining the swap.
mangoN7 rated for Junk Journal Round #32 May on May 21, 2023
Comment: The Journal pages you created are really colorful. They give me vibes full of happiness and joy :D I also love your handlettering and handwriting!
Response: Ahh thanks. And thank you for joining this swap! Please join the next round!
Lolle rated for Tourist Postcard #7- Europe on May 19, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pc from the Netherlands & the cool stamps ๐Ÿ’š
Response: You are welcome. I love using lots of different stamps. I love it when others do that for me too!
denisedecker58 rated for Tourist Postcard #7- Europe on May 17, 2023
Comment: Beautiful postcard! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much. I love it!
Response: This wasn't from me. You rated the wrong person. I haven't finished mine or mailed them out yet!!! Our other partner sent hers to both of us and YES she did a great job!
NJBird rated for Tourist Postcard #7- Europe on May 11, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Verona looks lovely. Maybe some day I will get to Europe.
Response: Thanks so much!!!
Mimi7 rated for Everybody has 6 names pc swap 2 on May 8, 2023
Comment: Hi Maggie thanks so much for the resend and I like the names!!
Response: Yay! I am so glad that you got it! Thanks for the rating!!
Comment: Thanks Maggie- Iโ€™ve also been using my national parks cards for these swaps!
Response: Do you have the same National Park pc collection. I know there are many different collections. Thanks for the heart!
Aleesha rated for Tourist Postcard starting with a D on May 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of Denali National Park.
Response: You are very welcome. I love these art NP postcards. I really want to visit them all and so far have been to quite a few. I haven't been to one yet that I didn't enjoy. Thanks a bunch for the rating.
Fuchsi rated for Postcard Story on May 4, 2023
Comment: Dear Maggie, thanks about you story of finding Harry Potter! ^-^ I remember i first didn`t want to read it as well, as too much of the hype was going around, but than I was ill and sick at home, so my mother went to the libary for me, to return some books and came back with the first part of Harry Potter. - And I was hooked immedaitly as well! XD Have a great day, Maxi
Response: Thanks so much. Life is better thanks to Harry Potter.
Lolle rated for Tourist Postcard Starting with an A on May 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the pc, Maggie! Those ruins look so impressive. It must be great experience to see them in person. Hugs from NZ ๐Ÿงก
Response: They really are so beautiful in person. I love living near so many amazing national parks. I just sent you another PC I hope you get it soon!
HexG rated for Read profile send a surprise on Apr 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely surprise gift โค๏ธ
Response: I was excited to see that you like KPop music too! Me and my teens love it!
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap. I actually rated this before, but I guess I forgot to save. Sorry โค๏ธ
Response: I am relieved that you got it. These are swaps that are really hard to recreate, if lost.
Comment: Thank you for the Paris theme pocket letter and all the goodies. Yes I think this makes at least the third PL I have from you. I need to start a binder for you maybe. Lol. And Yes I put mine in binders too. I have them for ATCโ€™s and postcards too.
Response: I am loving the pocket letters and wish that more people joined just so that we could spread the love of pocket letters more!!
Comment: Thanks for your swap. Sorry for the delay in rating.
thecolorofinfinity rated for Zines #7 (USA) on Apr 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the sweet zines + extra goodies!
Comment: Thank you for the letter about the book and also the zine! The book sounds very interesting and even if I like feelgood books more, I will read it. Because I wonder everytime I watch series or movies were people that immigrated and have to fear to be send back. Itโ€™s a horrible situation and I really donโ€™t understand why they make the people illegal. However, I wish you all the best and thank you for the recommendation!
chelle523 rated for SCATTS - T - ROUND 11 - US ONLY on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: Oh, I LOVE this postcard! I've never seen this series but it's amazing! Thanks so much :)
Response: You are so welcome. I love these series of postcards. They are a lot of fun to look at. Have a wonderful week!

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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 Iโ€™m so happy Iโ€™ve joined in every round! I always love seeing your spread too, and they are full of inspiration โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธHave a wonderful weekend and Iโ€™ll ttys๐Ÿ˜€


DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

DinkySparkle on Jan 18, 2022:

infphann on Jun 2, 2021:

Hello ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿฝ 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 ๐Ÿ˜ข Really appreciated this & I have fun! Tysm again ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

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 โ™ฅ

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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