Swap-bot Time: November 24, 2017 12:20 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2011
Last Online: November 24, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

Yay Vegan! Being vegan is the best and most important thing about me! I love being vegan!

I read books: science fiction, animal fiction, mainstream, and random non-fiction.

I keep a paper journal. And a blog. I make postcards. I take pictures with a digital camera. I enjoy art in many forms.

Favorite Crafts

Photography My focus is urban wildlife. I go for walks every weekend and take pictures of nature; I love trees, birds, flowers and any kinds of animals that I find, including bugs and pets. Photography is definitely my passion, and I love sharing my pictures with the world as postcards...

Postcards I've been involved in a (5 card) monthly postcard exchange since July 2008. I use desktop publishing software to turn my photos into postcards, which I print at home on a high-end printer.

Drawing I can draw, I mostly don't. I like to draw animals, the occasional zentangle-type design, and coloured abstract pictures. If I colour my sketches, it's usually with coloured pencils and art stix. I also collect Copic markers.

Crochet I have been known to make a few Snuggle Blankets and scarves, but not currently.

Book Making Not currently, but I've made loads of blank books, hand sewn bindings. More recently, I love my Bind-It-All, and I use it regularly to make journals and log books.

Bookmarks Not currently, I have made stencil bookmarks. I really enjoyed the process and picking the colours and the finished bookmark. I can also whip up a photo bookmark, if the need arises!

Favorite Television

I don't watch much, but there are a few shows I like... Doctor Who (I love the new, but it all started with the old!), and I'll watch Firefly over and over!


Postcards I'd love to receive nature, animals or art postcards. But I'm not picky! I just like to get mail: send me anything, and then write something interesting in the text block! :) Also love handmade postcards!

∞ Other than Nature and Animals, I am also very interested in Ocean themes and Astronomy, Star Gazing, and Outer Space themes.

Animals I truly love all animals, even bugs, but here are a few of my most favorite! Chickens & Turkeys, Crows, Dolphins, Elephants, Equines, Foxes, Frogs, Guinea Pigs, Humpback Whales, Mice & Rats, Octopuses, Sea Horses!

Favorite Books

Oh my gosh, I love to read! I also love to buy books! I tend to buy more than I have time to read. There is also a big place in my heart for ebooks, I love my Kindle!

I enjoy reading science fiction, but lately I'm reading a lot of non-fiction. I love to read about nature and animals.

Someday, I'd Like to TRY...

crochet amigurumi

stamp carving

drawing and colouring my own postcards

I ♥ Swap-Bot

Getting all kinds of mail certainly brightens my day, but I am on Swap-Bot to create and send mail! I love to share my photography on the postcards and notecards I make. I like to read profiles and figure out what I have that will make my mailing partner happy. I enjoy challenging myself occasionally with different kinds of swaps.

Swap-Bot is great because I love to spread Mailbox Joy!


LoveThis rated for Garden Postcard #3 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: thankyou for the card
jlink rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #79 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: your poor strawberries! You know they don't have feelings, right?
nytetears rated for WIYM: postcard roulette november on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: thanks for the card. Love the story on the back, I would love to visit sometime
Comment: That is a beautiful photo, I love sunflowers, they attract the most beautiful things and always face the sun
TheGreenApple rated for Garden Postcard #2 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: Sounds like you have a lot of work to do! haha! Thanks for the lovely postcard! :)
brooklynbunch rated for Random PC International #11 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card--when I had a garden I always planted some. A favorite of my local chipmunks. Beautiful photo. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Poohtat rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #78 on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice letter and what a beautiful card. Love the zinnias! I always get bee or bird butts in my photos. Love the photo of the little bluebird. I am lucky because I have two pairs that nest in my houses in the backyard.
Kenzie2806 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #76 on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Lovely notecard, thank you!
Comment: What a great postcard! Thank you!
BlackPearlTx rated for Interest me no. 52 on Nov 9, 2017
LoveThis rated for Garden Postcard #1 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: thankyou very much for the card :)
jlink rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #77 on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Beautiful letter and photo. Our hummingbirds definitely migrate or they would be so frozen. I believe it gets quite a bit colder in MN than Oregon. Hmmm I will have to find the weekly garden swap and then go shopping for some postcards in that genre! I look forward to swapping again with you.
robzy30 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #74 on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful notecard and the stunning photos. They are amazing.
aligurl75 rated for Interest me No. 51 on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing the book you are/were reading. I liked the way you copied the book page. I never think of that and handwrite it out..hahaha .
Lablauri57 rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #75 on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: You had a very very busy weekend. At least the garden will be ready for winter. I am putting your flower and camas flower on my inspiration board.
Fabriqueen rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #71 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! The cards you print are so beautiful as are the photos you take. I'm glad the visit with your family went well. I also hope all is well with Liz. Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #70 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and your note! When I'm taking nature pictures I have a problem getting the wildlife to sit still long enough. I wear tri-focals so it sometimes takes me a second or two longer to point and shoot. The bees just do not understand. LOL! Hugs, Diane
liljennyfoofoo rated for TGIF Weekend NoteCard #73 on Oct 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! It's always a pleasure receiving your letter and photos! I enjoy learning about you!
Dsweeny rated for SS: Here's My Favorite Photo(s)! #2 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: I received your stunning photographs of the bids you captured in the gardens...just lovely!! The color and depth plus texture was breath taking. Thank you so much for sharing your art with me :)
aruiteru rated for Random PC International #10 on Oct 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice card 😊

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MelbourneGirl on Nov 21, 2017:

Hey, Thanks for the lovely garden postcard! We are so excited about your garden postcard swaps too - they are so much fun! We love community gardens. We use to live really close to allotments and it was so nice to walk past and see what was happening! ❤️

mariewilliams810 on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you for the very pretty bonus Garden postcard.

PeliKat on Nov 9, 2017:

I received your postcard and your comments about your plot in the community garden reminded me of my uncle in Germany who also had a plot in a community garden area. He would go on weekends to work in the garden, and it would turn into a party. They would cook bratwurst on the grill and people from neighboring plots would come over; they would have music playing and everyone would be happy working in their gardens. Thanks so much for sparking such a pleasant memory for me!!!

crochetjunkie on Nov 9, 2017:

Thank you for the Garden PC!

Poohtat on Nov 9, 2017:

Thank you for the ‘extra’ Garden PC #1. What a pretty card.

judee0624 on Aug 5, 2017:

Thank you for the great photo card.We don't see many honeybees anymore.

Miamorswife on Jun 27, 2017:

thanks for the postcard. i love it! and thank you for joining my swap!

mandigutterrose on Feb 22, 2017:

I received my National Anthem card from the Keep 1 Send 1 #1 swap today, thanks for sending it home! I love the appropriate quotes you added.

KSENiA on Feb 18, 2017:

Hello and thank you for the raccoon postcard. He looks so naughty! "I'd join this swap if..." was one of the most hilarious and fun swaps I took part in all my swap-bot experience :D

Thank you for choosing to send the extra postcard to me <3

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