Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2023 7:02 pm


Date Joined: October 18, 2020
Last Online: March 31, 2023
Birthday: November 24
Country: United States

About Me


3/22/23 All my swaps have been sent by the deadlines and everything I have received has been rated. I am happy to resend ANY swap so let me know if you have not gotten it in a reasonable amount of time!! I only down rate if a partner doesn't respond to my messages. If you've recently received a 1 from me - I'm more than happy to change the rating once something arrives

I am looking for any postcards new/used from a place called Sycamore Springs in Sebetha, Kansas. It was a Resort/Campground/Sanatorium popular in the very early 1900s, and later a campground and hotel. If you happen to run across anything like that, let me know and I'll swap you something for it.

To my PenPals: I reply to all pen pal letters I receive. So if you wrote me a letter and I never responded, let me know, it may have gotten lost in the mail.

I enjoy books, letter writing, camping, travel, train trips, hiking, photography. I am a nurse, and I've worked in a ton of different areas, but right now I work in a plain old doctor's office. I took up letter writing and sending postcards as a new "covid hobby," and then bumped into swap-bot by accident. I thought it would be a good way to be able to use some of the great stationery and postcards I have found. But I keep getting such great goodies from other swap-bot members, that its hard to use things up as fast as I am gaining new things.

When it comes to letters/postcards I love anything vintage or retro. Actually when it comes to paper goods I like all of it. So if you have a postcard or bit of stationary that you have been hesitating on sending out because you think itโ€™s โ€œnot good enoughโ€ then nowโ€™s your chance - youโ€™ll still get a 5 from me as long as it fits the swap's criteria. I've always weirdly loved mail and paper/pens, so I'm surprised I never found this website before now. And I mean all paper...like one time my cousin was working for a company that was throwing out old fill in forms, for like insurance or something, I was probably 8 years old, and he gave me two paper sacks full of these random tablets of forms. My parents threw all of them away except about 2 inches worth because they didn't think I'd actually want them and it made me nearly cry when I found out. And I was the kid that didn't even cry when the school nurse had to pick rocks out of my face from falling while hanging upside down in the playground...anyway...

Favorite Crafts

I'm not very "crafty" but I like making useful things. Especially sewing on my front porch with an old treadle sewing machine, when the weather is nice. I enjoy making home printed stationery on what ever sort of paper is handy. My new tinkering hobby is fixing up old manual typewriters and using them to write letters.

Favorite Books

Time travel fiction. Absurdist fiction. Non fiction. Books that teach me things. Historical fiction. Apocalyptic. Mysteries especially "whodunit" style murder mysteries - "who was the one person that wasn't in the room when the lights went out...."

Favorite Television

Derek Are You Being Served? Fleabag Period Dramas QI

"Whodunit" style murder mysteries - always looking for recommendations!

Random likes

Anything to do with vinyl albums.
Anything baseball.
Women and minority historical figures. .
Kitschy things.
Animals - especially furry or unusual. Extra especially camels, foxes, kangaroo rats, dogs.
Stationary/mail/postal related.
Things related to manual typewriters. Any sort of machine that does not use electricity. Nature.
Train/rail journeys. Trains in general.
Anything foreign to the USA.
Greetings from...
Architecture, especially old buildings.
Anything really - especially if you tell me why you liked it in the first place.

Substitutions If you are ever not sure what to send in a swap, I will always accept unused USA stamps as a substitution. Just let me know what it is in substitute of so I can still rate you a 5๐Ÿ’™.

Favorite Movies


Shaun of the Dead


Favorite Music

Four-on-the-Floor, EDM, Disco, Rock, Oldies.

Avicii. The Gaslight Anthem. The Killers. Sam Cooke


ndw76 rated for Long Letter Swap #1 on Mar 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your wonderful letter. I loved the postage stamp themed writing paper.
Geekydee rated for Letter To 2 Partners #1 on Mar 24, 2023
Comment: Hi Carrii, I received your letter this morning, thank you so much! I loved having a read and I've got to say, I'm loving the vintage colour pens that you wrote with. Take care, Deb
Comment: thank you! will pass along next round
Comment: thanks for the postcards! so many. and also thank you for the thank you note card.
Response: You're welcome
HappyMom rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #105 on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Sorry for the late rating - loved the swap and will pass these along next round!
nanc6124 rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Mar 16, 2023
JustSmurfie rated for Long Letter Swap #2 on Mar 15, 2023
KrystalCook84 rated for Letter To 2 Partners #1 on Mar 14, 2023
Comment: Hello! I got your letter today. I will write back soon :)
Lablauri57 rated for Fountain Pen Pal Swap on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Nice to hear from you. I still think fountain pens are messy!!! I have tried refilling them.
AliCrafter rated for Mega Letter Swap International#1 on Mar 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for your very nice letter. I have one in the mail back to you as you are my partner for both versions of this swap!
Ace330660 rated for Round Robin Traveling PC Swap #104 on Mar 12, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the pc's and extras ! I will gladly pass them along.
Maddashin rated for Fountain Pen Pal Swap on Mar 10, 2023
Comment: Love my pens too! Love to write. ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ’•
denisedecker58 rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Mar 8, 2023
Comment: Ditto on this swap! Loved the letter and the stationery! Great job!
Comment: Loved your letter and the stationery you wrote it on! Didn't mind it at all that you put two letters together! Good idea!
Karen07 rated for Mega Letter Swap International#1 on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Loved this letter, too! Thank you!
Karen07 rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Mar 6, 2023
Comment: Loved your long, rambling letter! Thank you!
shinyserra rated for Mega Letter Swap USA #1 on Mar 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a lovely letter! I loved the stationery you used that looks vintage.
shinyserra rated for Mega Letter Swap International#1 on Mar 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for your letter! I'll be writing back :)

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sleepykitty on Jan 25, 2023:

Thanks for the great cards and stickers for your January RAK! ๐Ÿ˜ฝโค๏ธ๐Ÿ’Œ

Ikat78 on Dec 25, 2022:

Merry Christmas! Hope you and yours have a lovely day!

Ikat78 on Nov 25, 2022:

Hope you had a nice birthday! ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‚๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿฅ‚

toni on Nov 18, 2022:

Carrii, thank you so much for the great christmas money/gift card holders. I love them!

Ikat78 on Nov 7, 2022:

I finally received one of my traveling postcards back today!!!!!! OMG, how cool. I started it in Feb. It works my friend.

Mimi7 on Nov 6, 2022:

Hi Carrii Thanks so much for the Turkey RAK wish of address labels I love them, you made my day thanks so much

feverfawn on May 8, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great variety of stickers for the April RAK - I am in love with the sparkling frogs and the holographic bats/skeletons/ghost stickers! I will find a good use for them all, thanks again :)

Artistic on Mar 18, 2022:

RAKS Only group - Personal RAK for stamps. Carii, the second set (in that way cool envelope!) arrived today. Thank you so very much for making these for me. They will be put to good use!

AJ73 on Mar 3, 2022:

Thank you Carrii for granting a wish from my RAK February wish list. I love the notecards and look forward to using them to write to friends. I love the stationary you wrote your letter on! Where did you get it? Hugs, Alma

mchesser12 on Feb 27, 2022:

Thanks for the reply postcard for the Traveling Pen Pal postcard swap.

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