Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2019 11:57 am


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: July 19, 2019

Country: Canada

About Me

Update July 15 2019: I just created my first group! I'm excited and nervous. :)

Snapshot Photo Craft Projects

Theme: A DIY group. Turn your snapshot photos into postcards, ATCs, notecards, zines, and more. Type: Arts and Crafts



If you haven't received a card within a month of my send date, please let me know.

I like staying creative in small ways and this site provides a lot of opportunities. I like handcrafted one-of-a-kind things.

I love making my own postcards.

Here's an example of one of my handcarved blocks postcards.

Carved block prints

Cut n Paste postcards are one of my favourite style of postcards. They are fun to make and receive. I like rummaging through magazines for images that will make a great postcard. Look over on the right, under "Currently Hosting" I've usually got one CnP on the go.

Borrowing from NRGordon's description, I like making postcards from found images. I find they are more interesting, and more personal. If you like making postcards, definitely send me one if you are my partner in a swap. Let me know how you made it and tell me something about the image you picked (why you picked it, what you like about it).

Things I find interesting:

  • Everything Keri Smith--in particular her Wander Society concept. Solvitur Ambulando!
  • Documenting things a la the Wander Society
  • Hygge concept - cosy, comforting, calm, zen
  • Little Free Library visits while wandering and exploring
  • Dogs
  • Coffee shops
  • Municipal art galleries
  • Whimsical things
  • Canadiana
  • Amateur art made by regular people
  • Tartan

To all those people who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note...

Thank you

Favorite Books

My favourite books are the kind I want to keep and not give away. Or the kind I think are so good I want to pass it on, then buy a second copy to keep.

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande

The Wander Society - Keri Smith

The Guerrilla Art Kit - Keri Smith

Experimental Travel - Rachel Antony, Joel Henry

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well - Meik Wiking

El Deafo - Cece Bell

Good Mail Day - Jennie Hinchcliff

How Can Art Make You Happy - Bridget Payne



Comedians (and their TV shows):

  • Ricky Gervais
  • Jim Jeffries
  • Bill Burr
  • John Oliver
  • Jon Stewart
  • Bill Maher
  • Sindhu Vee

Current TV Shows:

I'm still a fan of Saturday Night Live. I've watched every season. Including the years they hadn't invented VCRs yet and I had to stay up well past my bedtime to watch.

What We Do in the Shadows. I don't know anyone who doesn't love this movie. There's a TV series out now on the FX channel. Hilarious. These are classic Romanian Victorian vampires living in modern times.

Kim's Convenience (Toronto) Immigrant Korean family run a variety store near Kensington Market in Toronto. Funny. Wonderful characters.

Schitt's Creek I've grown to really like the "Green Acres" style fish-out-of-water storyline. They film in Orangeville and Goodwood, Ontario (I've visited both locations - my friends who like the show are jealous :D ). I've always loved the SCTV comedians. It's great to see Catherine OHara and Eugene Levy working together.

Food and Drink

Take-Out Food: Asian especially Thai and Indian.

Drink: Bubble tea, coffee, club soda with fruit juice, the tea lattes at Starbucks

Note to myself

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Catt007 rated for Photo Swap #1 on Jul 18, 2019
Comment: Lovely photo and I love the idea of making it into a postcard. Thank you.
Response: Me too. I'm giving obstereperousv a star for coming up with the idea. It inspired me to create my first group: Snapshot Photo Craft Projects.
camelsamba rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the zine - now I want to move to Denmark!
Response: Me too! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the cool postcard!!!
Response: Thanks PPP. I was excited to try collage work but I have to say, it doesn't come naturally. I had fun though.
goinjenny rated for Book THEMED Postcard on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome
Comment: Thanks!!! I really like the idea of using book covers! I used both paperbacks and hardcover for my collage postcards.
Response: You're welcome.
cinnamonspice rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: The happiness of pursuit - YES ! thank you.
Response: I'm glad you liked that part. I found it enlightening too. When I look back it is often the pursuit/anticipation that was most exciting and fun.
KatePossum rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Very inspiring and thought provoking Mini Zine, thanks so much for introducing this interesting book (which i'm convinced makes a positive impact! :) Xx
Response: Yes, it's a very positive book about how it's important to society as a whole to uplift. Everyone benefits. :) Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the fun Bookish PC!! Love it! Definitely gave me a chuckle! I love Kitchy!! Have a great weekend! xG
Response: I'm so glad the HR cover had the effect I was hoping for. :) Thanks for the heart SHG.
elinor rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great zine, lots of thoughtful quotes to contemplate :)
Response: You're welcome. I really like the Lykke (happiness) book. I borrowed it from the library and liked it so much I bought a copy to keep. You are right there is so much thoughtful information and I wanted to share it in a zine. I'm glad you like it.
NRGordon rated for Cut-Paste PC - USA/Canada on Jul 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great PC and your note. I like the image very much, for the same reasons you do. I believe I have the same, or at least similar, image somewhere. Now I'm going to have to search. :-)
Response: Happy 4th of July! I hope it wasn't too hot for you. It was a hot 34C up here. Enjoy tonight's fireworks! Won't it be amazing if you have the exact same image in your collection by the same artist. :)
jenmcjen rated for Pocket Zine eSwap - July on Jul 4, 2019
Comment: I love the Lykke zine! Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome. And thank you for loving it, and for the heart. :D
SydneySix rated for Mad About Plaid Postcard on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for coordinating this swap and for the lovely postcard!
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for swapping with me. I'm looking forward to seeing what you came up with. I'll let you know when it gets here. :)
goinjenny rated for WIYM: YELLOW POSTCARD SWAP #3 on Jul 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad my 'Black Lab on a yellow plaid background' postcard got to you. I hope you're black lab is well and happy. :)
bstrong rated for OIC: Sender's Choice Postcard #13 on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Received the PC today, thank you very much. It's very interesting to read about the tornado so I looked it up on the internet, they have done an amazing job of restoring as you say. Thank you for sharing this pc.
Response: I'm glad you like the Goderich postcard. Yes it was a spectacular amount of damage. It's uplifting to know it's possible to rebuild so that a little town still has it's historical look and feel.
Traceyk rated for NH: Send a card on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I love the sheep! (Just a heads up - this swap was supposed to be for a notecard, not a postcard, but I understand the confusion.)
Response: OMG. Thank you for being so understanding and even giving me a heart. I totally missed that it was supposed to be a greeting card style card. I'm glad you liked the sheep in an Ontario pasture postcard.
January rated for HCSI: Sender's Choice on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Love love love the postcard you created! Awesome stamps and great design! Do you make your stamps out of craft foam or do you carve them that large? I've been wanting to try making craft foam stamps...kind of like Art Foamies - have you seen those...they're addicting (and I think they are from Canada...;)
Response: I'm so glad you like it. :) The biggest stamp was the frame and it's one stamp measuring almost 6"x4". I used the inner rubber material to carve some of the smaller images, so I didn't have a lot of waste. I use a rubber material called Nasco Safety-Kut. It's not the greatest, hard to carve and full of little bubbles but OK for folk art style chunky work. Go here for more information about carving material: https://www.atlasquest.com/about/wiki/browse.php?catId=12 I've never used Art Foamies. Just heard about them recently. They seem like they'd be good of chunky images.
Comment: Thank you Rome! I love it.
Response: Yeah you got my Montreal Botanical Garden postcard. :) I'm so glad you love it. Thanks for the heart.
Irene rated for Happy June on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nifty Grundy Lake postie!
Response: You're welcome Irene. And thanks for the heart. Happy swapping. :)
Comment: Thank you for the array of doggies! :0)
Response: Fantastic, you got them. :) I hope you find some use for them soon. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you like the Nicola Jane (dog walker print) postcard.

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kelliegirl6 on Jul 9, 2019:

You host such fun swaps! Thanks! ☺️

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Card I sent to GoinJenny:

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