Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2019 2:25 pm


Date Joined: March 4, 2017
Last Online: January 19, 2019
Birthday: July 16
Country: Canada

Favorite Crafts

I like to make Pocket letters and love all things to do with paper and paper crafting.

Love junk journals but so far i am only looking at how to make them and have not actually made one yet. I have completed a few magpie journals and quite enjoy filling the pages with my bits and pieces of daily life here.

I have just discovered dotee dolls since joining swap-bot and hope to make and receive one some day. They look so cute...and each one is so unique. It would be a treasure for me to own one.

I really like vintage themes.

I do not follow Disney movies so I do not really like the new Disney themes or characters.

I like woodland themes, animals, flowers, birds, artsy patterns and my washi tape collection is slowly growing so I am finding more uses for it....like everywhere!

I have a few hand punches but no sophosticated crafting tools/machines. I would be interested in exchanging or receiving punched paper.....I have a mason jar, egg shape, butterlies, small flower, daisy and batchelor button shapes that i could offer to you. I like all colors of paper.

I love notecards, postcards and writing paper sets. Actually anything to do with penpaling! (Such as stickers, washi, stamps)

Favorite Books

Historical fiction, Mysteries, Crime drama, Also Vintage Illustrated childrens books such as Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh, Aice in Wonderland, Dr. Seuss

Favorite Movies

Tarantino films Clint Eastwood films .

Favorite Television

Dancing with the Stars,

The Voice,


CNN news,



Most British detective shows

About Me

My name is Carol and I live in the Province of Alberta , in Canada.

Please note, if you have not received your swap from me, please let me know before you rate me down as I always send by the due date and I always rate others as soon as I receive their swap....I want to always maintain my 5 rating! But I know that things can be late or disappear in postal systems so I would appreciate a message and I will gladly resolve the swap.

I Like to write letters (& receive them). Right now I have penfriends in Germany, USA, Spain, Russia, Canada and Ireland.

I Belong to Postcrossing and Postcard United so love to send and collect postcards. I like all kinds of cards! I have been less active on these sites since joining swapbot though as I like tradiing blank cards as much as written cards!

Tidbits about me:

-I have a Vera Neumann scarf collection of 300 plus vintage scarves

-Prefer rural life to city living.

-Like nature and camping, birds, animals.

-Love cats especially, but cannot have one at the moment....I like all cat related items.

-like Instagram, reading and eating out.

-Drink too much black coffee instead of water...I also like tea.

-Have one sister and one brother. (And one husband.)

-Love Russian culture, their folklore patterns, matryoska dolls, art, etc.

-like to visit museums, National parks and UNESCO sites.

-I am new to ATCs but find them fun. I am less an artist than a paper piecer.

-I m retired but have had a career as a municipal worker, also worked for a short time as a community librarian so I do love books, real books, not e-books. I belong to our local book club.

  • I like frilly, girly things and also enjoy thrifting, going to auctions and just general browsing in general. shopping, does not necessarily result in purchasing!

  • i do like the vintage "look" and antiques, especially glassware and dishes.

  • love all stickers,, postcards, washi, paper, tags, magazine cuttings, diecuts, punches, buttons, ephemera, cards, notecards, and pretty much any flat items as long as they are NEW and CLEAN. Please only send items that you would be happy to receive yourself. That is how I put together my swaps for sending out and would appreciate the same consideration from anyone sending to me.

I am very easy to please and am happy with whatever you choose to swap with me....

Things I would like to receive

I would appreciate receiving any type of :


return address labels,

Washi samples,

paper (all kinds),

stationery sets,

envelopes, (any size)

stickers (all kinds),

cards (all kinds)

vintage embellishments

dotee doll, (only a wish)


Die cuts

stamped images,

stamps (postage or otherwise)


blank postcards (all kinds),

anything else paper related or penpal related

hope that helps you make decisions about swapping with me. I do drink tea but do not really like herbal teas.....thank you!!


Comment: Thank you for your beautiful letter and I can't wait to open the birthday envelope - July feels like such a long way away. I am going to tuck it away so I am not tempted daily.
Response: You are very welcome! I wish you the best!
Anettethhjertnes rated for Black and gray pl on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: Wow, you did a great job on this one, thank you a 1000
Response: So happy you liked it! Great idea to have color themes.
isabellasnow rated for MJS: Grow My Magpie Stash on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Carol, this is the loveliest bunch of magpie goodies I've ever received! SO thoughtful! LOVE all the kitties and postcards and unique papers. I can't wait to incorporate them into my MJ's. Thank you so very much for putting together such a great bundle of goodies.
Response: Aw, so glad you can use the items! Happy New Year!!
sokakkedisi rated for Cat Postcard Swap INTL #2 on Jan 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely Jetoy postcard
Response: Glad you liked it!! 😀
Comment: Thanks! So, when you send a maxi-card, do you have to put a stamp on the other side, too? If, of course, it's from your country.
Response: Yes, it requires postage on the usual side as well.
Mark63 rated for MUSEUM POSTCARD SWAP -DECEMBER on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Hi Carol. Thank you for the package that arrived today. I really do like everything that you sent. Yes, I do have a preference for PCs sent naked, because I like postmarks. But it's certainly not a hard & fast rule. PS: It's 40deg c. (104deg f) here in Merredin today!!! I bet there aren't too many people in Eckville, Canada who know that!
Response: Haha! No, probably only one person ---me! It is only -11 here today so pretty mild for us too! Glad the envelope got there, will send naked from now on!
emiiy8 rated for Animal and Nature Washi on Jan 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the beeeeutiful Pocket letter you made!
Response: You are welcome!!
Comment: These are great. LOVE the leaf close up. Thank you so much!!
Response: So glad! Thanks for the heart rating!!
DaisyDDD rated for ATC -- Postage Stamp Fun! on Dec 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the card and the lovely atc
Response: It arrived pretty fast! You are very welcome. Happy New Year!!
Comment: Thank you for the cat PC and stamp too :)
Response: You are very welcome!!
Margothecat rated for AN: Kitty Cat Love - Global on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I have never seen the cat ribbon and I love it! I love everything you sent! Have a very Happy and Healthy New Year!
Response: You are very welcome!!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Carol, Thank you for the great goat cheese salad recipe you sent. Look forward to trying it. Happy Holidays, Demaris
Response: I hope you enjoy the salad! Merry Christmas!
AmookIslandCreations rated for AN: Bird Love - Global on Dec 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the wonderful things you sent. (I had to go diving back into the envie to find the dragonfly) LOL! We are back to having no snow with rain instead. Merry Christmas with hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I am glad it made its way to you! Best wishes! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty cool science card - this special oil makes me wonder and smile! And now have a wonderful happy holiday!
Response: You are welcome--..Seasons Greetings!
MrsKytes rated for It's a Write Day! on Dec 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the Alphonse Mucha postcard; I love it! I got to see an exhibit of his artwork over this past summer, and I just fell in love with it all, The protests are mainly on the Champs-Elysées, so I am a good distance away from it all. This past Saturday wasn't near as bad as it has been, so I am hoping that it is all winding down! As an expat I really like Macron, so I was surprised by the sudden outburst of protests as well. I can understand the concerns of the protestors, but some of the demands, like completely eliminating homeslessness, are simply not feasible regardless of what country you live in. We'll see how it all plays out. Thank you again, and Merry Christmas to you as well!
Response: So glad you liked the card and also that things have quietened down there---now all the news is centred on the US!
MarieS rated for Where You Live (PC) - November 2018 on Dec 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for your card!
Response: You are welcome!
Arhel rated for Mini Crafty Happy Mail on Dec 19, 2018
Comment: Wow, thank you for this super-nice swap, you absolutely made my day! :D The petroleum mining postcard is very interesting for me and I absolutely love the feather stickers! :D
Response: So happy that you liked the swap!!! Thanks for letting me know and for the heart rating!!
Comment: Thank you for card and message and stamp of young queen. Never heard of Eckville before. Near to Rockies--the prettiest part of North America! A second most wonderful card!!! The Queen!!!!
Response: Glad you liked it!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard! Your message was just as great as the recipe. I can't wait to try the recipe!
Response: Aw, thank you for your comment and rating!❤️

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rebeccag1986 on Jan 7, 2019:

Carol, thanks so much for the little magpie journal and card letter you sent back to me. I’ve just received it, it’s great!

susieq11 on Dec 22, 2018:

Hi Carol!!! Thank you for the adorable dog postcards and Year of the Dog one! I was also born in the Year of the Dog! I have a lot of poodle postcards and I’m constantly surprised to receive ones that are new to me. I’ll be adding the one you sent me to my collection, yay! And the huskies are precious. I’ll have to check out that site. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!!! Thank you for your kindness xxx

susieq11 on Dec 8, 2018:

Oh thank you so much!! That’s so nice!! xxx

FireCat91 on Nov 10, 2018:

Hellooo, thanks for your sweet comment on my profile. I love choosing and sending things I would also love to receive! Are you interested in a small private christmas swap? Let‘s talk about that! Have a wonderful day! xxx

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CurlyTea on Aug 16, 2018:

Never hide your wings!

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 1, 2018:

CurlyTea on Jul 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

samjowers on Jun 5, 2018:

You might enjoy reading "the red tent".

Kgoeldner92 on Apr 12, 2018:

Hello :) pocket letters are my most favourite thing as well :) looking forward to getting to know you

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