Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2020 9:44 am


Date Joined: March 10, 2017
Last Online: September 8, 2019

Country: Canada
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About Me


I have been doing mail swapping for about two years now and I am having a lot of fun with it. Thank you to my good friend blubutterfly for introducing swap-bot to me! I have a love of all things snail mail including: letter writing, postcards, stationary.

I like quirky, unique, homemade or vintage things. I appreciate thought provoking messages; a good quote from a philosopher, or touching poem is meaningful to me. I am an aromatherapist in my spare time, and I really enjoy naturally scented things.

I love nature and animals. Currently I have a calico cat and a retired Alaskan sled dog. I love artistic tattoos, and have several myself, including a dragonfly, blue lotus, and a half sleeve that is nature inspired (bugs, bees, chickadees and dandelions). Even though I have a love of nature and animals I despise spiders so please do not send me anything spider related.

I am a vegetarian and I haven't met a fruit or vegetable that I didn't like. My favourite food is pizza, easy on the cheese and loaded with veggies. I am not much into sweets but crave savory foods.

I am not a coffee drinker, the occasional cafe latte excepting, but I LOVE tea. I like it traditional and simple. Red Rose, Orange Pekoe, Assam, or English Breakfast are my favourites. I like Earl Gray in the evenings. I enjoy Chai and flavoured black teas too. (I don't love green or herbal teas, but if you have an absolute favourite you want to share I am open to trying it.)

I am an avid amateur photographer. I typically photograph my daughter, nature, or landscapes. Looking at how light and shadow fall on things inspires me.

I have recently discovered Minimalism and am going through the process of de-cluttering my life both mentally and physically. I don't give a heart based on extras and don't look for those in my swaps unless its something extra special that you think I will truly enjoy and use. (see Things I Love, below)

I love to make cards and most of the time my swaps include cards that I have made. I have an ETSY store where I sell a few of my items as well, linked above if you are interested!

Favorite Music

Electronic music is my favourite. I particularly love deep house. During the summer months I enjoy attending EDM camping festivals.

Favorite Television

I like to have fun binging on Netflix. My favorite series include: Community, Scrubs, Brooklyn Nine Nine, The Good Wife, Vampire Diaries, Call the Midwife, and Being Erica. I have fond memories of watching The X Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel.

I really enjoy watching YouTube. I get a lot of ideas for swaps and paper crafting there. I am also quite into minimalism and healthy eating, as well as alternative living. Some of my favorite YouTubers are: Brittany McCowan, Paper Letter Blog, Dactyl Life, Yoga with Adriene, lyriclover810, Clean and Delicious, Pick Up Limes, Break the Twitch, Living Big in a Tiny House, What I've Learned, Curious Life, The Rubin Report, Owen Benjamin, ODD Reality, Truth Stream Media

Favorite Movies

I love movies that make me think or laugh. I feel I have gone through enough grief in my life and typically go for feel good stories with happy endings or comedies. Some of my favourite movies include : One Week, Interstellar, The Martian, The Grand Budapest Hotel, 50/50, Mr. Right, Hancock, Love Actually, The Hunger Games, Deadpool, and The Princess Bride, but the list is ever evolving and varies greatly depending on my mood.

Things I love

Adventure Themes, Aromatherapy and Naturally Scented things, ATCs, Autumn, Bears, Bullet Journaling, Butterflies, Bumblebees, Dandelions, Camping, Crows, Deer, Dragonflies, Ephemera, Die Cuts, FLOW magazine, Forest Themes, Foxes, Handmade items, Hiking, Nature Themes, Organic Foods, Photography, Philosophy, Postcards, Rabbit, Raccoons, Shamanism, Survival/Prepping, Tea, Washi tape, Yoga

Private Swaps and Penpals

I am very interested in developing some long-term penpals from all over the world. As I mentioned I am de-cluttering my life and would be happy to de-stash some items to some special people. If you have a shared interest in the things mentioned above let me know and we can exchange info!


Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty PC! Hugs, Diane
Tatsu rated for CALG:Spring Time Note & Tea on Sep 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea! :) It's one my favorite flavors.
mb58ca rated for CHWH: a favorite day ... on May 27, 2019
Comment: A day spent on a beach and overlooking a vista in Vancouver, BC -- that would definitely qualify. Sounds lovely. Wishing you many more favorite days ;) Thanks for the notecards and postcards! Beautiful.
Purplmyst rated for Sharp Shooters: Scenic view photo on May 18, 2019
Comment: Beautiful cards, thank you!
Basilika rated for AMA National Dandelion Day! on May 16, 2019
Comment: Wow, your mailart is beautiful!! And all the surprises inside are so nice *and* on-theme :) This was a great swap to recieve, thank you!
Comment: Loved the Keri Smith postcard and especially your write-up. I can picture that poignant moment in my mind.
Response: Glad you enjoyed! Thank you for the heart <3
Eulegirl rated for CHWH: Hand Warming Happy Mail #1 on May 4, 2019
Comment: I love the oil infused notecards! Thank you! And the tree postcard! And the tea and coffee
Response: So glad you liked them :) I enjoy making cards, its rather Zen... Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Hi Dawn thank you for the kitsune (anime fox)PC. Happy Spring swapping peace love light
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the heart <3
earthnk rated for WIYM:Recycled cardboard swap on May 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the twinnings tea card. I agree earl grey is my favorite too! Last year I discovered double bergamot earl grey and that has become my favorite.
Response: oh! Double Bergamot Earl Grey sounds divine! I will have to look for some :)
SoberMermaid3 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #142 on May 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for telling me about yourself and the beautiful extras that I will be using! We too have in similar reasons for choosing writing and swaps ❀️
Response: I like finding kindred spirits on swap-bot, it makes swapping more fun. Thank you for the heart :)
Rosa1 rated for WIYM:Recycled cardboard swap on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Our snow also just left ~ supposed to be wet snow tonight and tomorrow morning, but... won't last!
Response: Welcome! Thank you for the heart :)
newrule rated for WIYM: Handmade Notecard Swap #1 on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Hie Dawn! Thanks so much for the lovely package! The note cards are awesome and thanks too for the extras! I tried the coffee this morning....yummy! Take care!
Response: Glad you liked the package :) Thank you for the heart! <3
bstrong rated for WIYM: Ugly/dislike PC Swap #8 on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Mmm, learn something new every day! I did not know that Bluebonnets were the state flowers for Texas. Hope you had a great walk. Thanks for the PC.
Response: Very welcome, glad it was informative ;) Thank you for the heart again! <3
Comment: Thank you for the postcard and the note! I love Nancy Drew.
Response: So glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card dawn summer! πŸ€—β€οΈ It was gorgeous and I loved all the stamps. Let me know if you want any recommendations for Napa valley πŸŽ‰ cheers!! Have a great day!
Response: Glad you liked the card and stamps! I will definitely be in touch re: Napa Valley recommendations :) Thank you for the heart <3
Beckster rated for β˜† TEA TIME #4 β˜† on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the tea. I look forward to trying it.
Comment: Love the postcard! Thank you!
Response: So happy you loved it! Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you so much Dawn! I really loved everything! I can't wait to try the tea's you've included. Happy swapping and crafting xoxo
Response: I am so glad to hear you liked the package. I hope the teas were to your liking :) Thank you for the heart! <3
lou rated for WIYM: Handmade Notecard Swap #1 on Apr 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful (scented!) notecards and things you sent me, and for your note, too!
Response: You are very welcome :) Thank you for the heart! <3

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Star7Lily on Jan 7, 2020:

Happy New Year dear Georgette, I hope you are safe and well at Home xx Jane and Anna

OrigamiGrace on Apr 1, 2019:

From CPG!


mandigutterrose on Nov 6, 2018:

Thank you SO SO SO much for the caramel apple spice tea. Your kindness really boosted me up, I can't describe how nice your act of kindness made me feel. It means so much to me.

yvonne401 on May 20, 2018:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



TC on Mar 13, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-bot! Before I can approve your request to join Newbie Helpers, we ask that you send your name and mailing address to one of the group founders, as stated on the group home page. Once you're in the group, all of our groups swaps are open to newbies. Have fun!

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