Sunday, August 5, 2012

2012 Summer Olympics

I received this awesome card from Sammi.
Thank you so much!  I love it!
I have been watching some of the Olympics and really enjoyed it.
My favorites are swimming and gymnastics.
What amazing athletes!!!

Teddy Tum Tum

How cute is this card?  I absolutely love it! 
It's so adorable!
The card says, that "Teddy Tum Tum is an adventurer, prepared to journey where other bears dare not."
It's one Patrick Lowry's exquisite illustrations.
A big bear hug to Lori for sending it.
She always knows what cards I like.


I love map cards and these Ideaman cards are especially nice. I just have a handful of them.
This one is of Maryland and has the State flag, the Oriole (state bird)
and the Black-Eyed Susan (state flower).
Love the crabs and all the other pictures on the card.  So fun!
Thank you so much Erin for sending this great card.
An awesome addition for my collection.

Alcatraz Island

This great card of Alcatraz Island Lighthouse near San Francisco arrived last month
for the North America July Round Robin.
My first card showing the inside of a lighthouse.
What an awesome addition to my lighthouse collection.
Thank you so much Victoria for sending it.

Saturday, July 28, 2012


This card is so cuuute!  I just love it! 
It came from Eliza and she sent it for the North America July Round Robin.
She went to a Postcrossing Meet Up in Grand Rapids, MI this month and sent it from there, along with signatures from some of the participants.  How cool! 
Thank you Eliza and to all the others, that signed my card.

Did You Know?

I received this cute guy this month for the North America July Round Robin.
These "Did You Know?" cards are really great, because they're full of information and facts.
It says, that the Great Smokey Mountains National Park with its great variety of plants and animals, and its rich cultural heritage entice more people annually than any other in the United States.
Thanks to Nhigh for this great card.  She knows that I love bears!  How could one not?
He's so adorable!

Lighthouses Of Cape Cod

This is an awesome card.  It's a map card and lighthouses all in one, which I both love.  
Here it shows all the locations of all the lighthouses on Cape Cod.  
I also really like the border around the card with the fish, seashells and lobster.
My new postcard pen pal sent me this awesome card.
Thank you so much Karen.

Chicago, Illinois

I received this beautiful view of Chicago's skyline 
for the North America July Round Robin
from MissMcFace.  Thank you Megan!
The card says, that the Sears Tower, one of the tallest buildings in the world, is one of the most recognized buildings of the Chicago skyline.
I've only been to Chicago's O'Hare airport and unfortunately didn't get a chance to see the city.
I'd love to visit there and just stroll around and explore this beautiful city one day!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Tabby Cat

How cute is this guy or girl?
I love Tabby cats and used to have one a lot like this.  
This one looks so sweet!
Thank you to emotis for sending this adorable card to me 
for the June North American June Round Robin.

Hamilton, Ontario

This card came this week from LizzyS for the June North American Round Robin.
It's a lovely view of the city.  
Lizzy wrote, that Hamilton has a population of about 505,000.
Also there is a lot of green space there for running, walking, hiking trails, the beach and places to ride.
Sounds like a lovely place to live.
Thank you for the great card!

A lot of interesting and colorful stamps on this card.

Russian Bear

I found this cool card this week in my mail box.
It's Postcrossing CN-1036247.
Thank you to Ann for sending it.  I love it!
Ann wrote, that the bear is one of the characters in Russian fairy tales.  
His name is Mihail Potapych and he's very big, strong, clumsy, but kind hearted and righteous.
How cute! 

I always find the Russian stamps as so beautiful and detailed.

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I received these two adorable cards in a Private Swap from the Czech Republic.
I love any kind of bears and these guys are just too cute, aren't they?  
Thank you so much Sarka!

This guy is a Steiff Bear, one of the oldest ones with a sealing-wax nose from 1902/03.
He looks like he's in good shape, considering he's over 100 years old.

Sarka wrote that she found this card in the Toy Museum in Prague and they have a big collection of  
Steiff and otherTeddy Bears and also Barbie Dolls to see.
Oh, I'd love to visit there.  That would be so much fun to see all the antique bears
and other collectible toys.

This is Bora in the Prague Zoo.  How adorable is he?
I just love to go see the animals.
I haven't been to a zoo in soooo long!

Nouvelles Images

And here are some new Nouvelles Images cards, which I also received in this private swap.
I love these type of cards and Sarka was so nice to send them to me.

Since I love pasta, this is a perfect card for me.
Love all the different types of pasta pictured on the card.
Hmm!  Getting hungry, lol!

This one has so many different things, like spices, cookies, chocolates etc.
Each time I look at it, I find something else.
Couldn't really figure out the translation, but it looks like all kinds of delicacies from different places.
Really such a cool card.

These are the awesome stamps that were on the envelope.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Fauna of Belarus

I found this great owl card from Belarus today in my mail box.
 Postcrossing  BY - 500855.
The owl is really captured well on this card.
Thank you to Kiryla for this beautiful card.

Absolutely love these stamps.  So beautiful and detailed and awesome colors.

Cool Postcrossing Card

I received another Postcrossing card from the Netherlands, NL-1280211.
Looking at this card, I just want to pack up and go on a trip.
Such a great, fun card.
Thank you to Liefke for sending this great card and for translating the saying.
'Ga je mee'?  means 'Are you coming'?

Love the heart world stamp!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Housework is Evil

This is a funny card, but so true in a sense, lol.  I mean, who likes to do housework?  Not me!
I think it's a great card and I wanted to show it here.
I received this card for the North America June Round Robin 
from Veeder.  She saw it in my favorites and sent it to me.
How nice of her!
Thank you so much!  I love it!

San Francisco, California

San Francisco is one of the nicest cities.  I was lucky to visit there many years ago and I loved it.
There is so much to see and do. The cable cars, China town, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf  and of course the Golden Gate Bridge are just some of the must-see places there. Wonderful restaurants and a great climate.  I had the most amazing time.  I really hope that some day I can go there again.  
This card gives a great view of the city and it's great architecture.
Thank you to Vejoyce for sending me this beautiful card for the 
North America June Round Robin.


One of my biggest loves are bears. 
It makes me especially happy to find something with bears on it 
in my mail box.
These brown bears are just so cute frolicking in the wild.
Just wanna go up to them and give 'em some snuggles, lol! 
A big thank you to Lori, who always sends me the most amazing cards.

California Natural Wonders

A new California map card.  I love map cards and this one is so neat with all the little characters.
This map card shows all the different natural wonders in California, like the giant redwoods, Death Valley and of course Yosemite National Park, just to name some of them.
Thank you to Cruzin for sending me this awesome card for the North America June
Round Robin.

A New Moomin Card

Yeah, a new Moomin card. Isn't it cute?  I love it!
 I haven't sent any official cards on Postcrossing in a long time.
I'm not sure why exactly, probably because of being involved in Round Robins on the forum and Swap-bot and private swaps.  A couple of weeks ago, I decided to get some addresses and send out 3 or 4 cards and today I received this adorable one, FI-1457362.
A big thank you goes out to Erja for this cute card.

And take a look at this adorable Moomin stamp?  Can't help, but love it!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Ponce De Leon Inlet Lighthouse

I always like adding to my lighthouse collection.
This beautiful lighthouse is Florida's tallest lighthouse.
From the top you'll have a spectacular view of Daytona Beach and 
the Ponce Inlet.
I'd love to visit there some day and climb to the top.

Thank you to Janila for sending this great card to me 
for the North American April Round Robin.

Saturday, March 31, 2012


I received this cool map card for the NA March RR.
 I love map cards and this one is perfect for this
month for St. Patrick's Day.

Thank you M_Corbett for the cool card.
I love it!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Big Black Bear

How cute is this guy?  I love bears and he is adorable.
This is a big black bear.  
The card on the back says, that he pauses in a river and is patiently waiting for another fishing opportunity.  
Needing to gain weight before winter hibernation, these generally non-aggressive bears can become dangerous and ornery, especially as they remain in areas increasingly frequented and populated by human beings.
Many years ago, when driving on a back road in the country at night, I saw one crossing the road. 
Hard to believe!

Cincinnati, Ohio

This is such a beautiful night view of Cincinnati's skyline.
I love the full moon and all the lights.  So pretty!
Thank you to Veeder for sending me this gorgeous card
for the NA February Round Robin.

New Jersey

Yeah, an Idea Man map card!!!
I love map cards and this one was in my favorites 
and thanks to Janila it is now in my collection.
She sent it to me for the NA Feb. Round Robin.

Postage Stamp of the Ivory Coast

I received this awesome stamp card last month for the North America January Round Robin.
I love it, especially since it is postal related.
It's a postage stamp of the Ivory Coast.
Hoping someday I'll have the actual stamp on some mail.
Thank you to Belle South for sending me this cool card.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Jetoy cat

Yeeeaaah, my first Jetoy card.  I think they are so adorable.
I looove this card.  Isn't she cuuute???
A big 'thank you' goes to Zeroday for sending me this card.

Lighthouses of West Michigan

This is a beautiful card.  I love lighthouses and these are of West Michigan.  
I'd love to visit them and climb to the top.  It's such fun.
Unfortunately the postmark is covering some of the text on the card, and I'm not able to read the names of them all.
I received this great card from Choke for the January NA Round Robin.
Thank you so much!!! 

National Aquarium in Baltimore

I received this little guy for the January NA Round Robin.
This is a Dwarf Caiman.  They are relatives of alligators and crocodiles.  They rest during the day and come out at night to hunt for food in the water and on land for fish, crabs, snails and even giant beetles.
He's too cute!!!
I love this card and it's a great addition for my collection.
A big 'thank you' to Janila for sending this cool card to me.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


I love these cards so much and this is my second one.
They were offered by the US post office in 2001. 
This one came from Nhigh for the January NA Round Robin.
Thank you so much Naomi.
I love it!

She also sent the matching stamp.  How awesome is this?  I love it!