Swap-bot Time: February 17, 2020 1:19 pm


Date Joined: March 4, 2017
Last Online: February 17, 2020
Birthday: July 16
Country: Canada

Favorite Crafts

I took a year off from swap-bot and now am ready to start swapping again! Mainly, I will be trading postcards and flat items.....

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 like vintage looking paper and embellishments.

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). My preference for postcards are for new, not vintage ones as I do not collect or send vintage cards. I find they are not usually in pristine condition and are quite small. Touristy cards are also not my favorite but can be used in swaps. I like my cards blank, in an envelope, where possible.

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 .Downton Abbey

Favorite Television


CNN news,



Downton Abbey

Most British detective shows

About Me

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

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 Belong to Postcrossing and Postcard United so love to send and collect postcards. I like all kinds of cards but touristy ones are my least favourite and I find most postcrossers do not want a vintage card so I do not collect or send them. Recently, 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.

-prefer coffee or black teas

-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 (not vintage), 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 :



Larger envelopes for mailing postcards, 4 x 6 or larger

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 (prefer no vintage or touristy),

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!!


Mye rated for WIYM: Show off your washi tape on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Carol! Thank you for the lovely mail! The samples didn't fall off the envelope and they reached in a good condition. Thanks for the lovely samples too. I hope the weather is getting better now :)
Response: Thanks for letting me know as I was getting concerned that it was lost or stuck onto something else! Ha! It actually did not take even a month to reach you so that is pretty good....considering the distance.
CrystalZ rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt A-E on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: I just love the postcards you've picked for the swap! The gnome is definately going up in my craft room...he is the best :) Thank you for the extra cards for my collection and the book page as well...I will be making some tags and such this weekend so that page will be used soon.
Response: So glad hear that Crystal!! Yes, I ordered the other set of gnomes this week as I liked them too.
kasa rated for Postcard Roulette January 2020 on Feb 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you do much for the sunflower postcard. you made my day. like you this is my first time in postcard roulette. I probably wont get any extra pc's as a lot of people dont like sending international mail , only within their own country. As for the Aussie fires i was in Australia in Dec/Jan and fortunately not near the fires. And yes we have had smoke from the fires come across the ocean. happy swapping .
Response: You are very welcome - I have not received any card yet but do not expect an extra either - but I will cross my fingers for you!
Comment: Thank you and happy hearts day to you too!
Response: You are very welcome!
Stargazer008 rated for ALL THINGS BOOKS on Feb 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the envelope full of bookish items. I read Anne of Green Gable as a child..good memories. And now have a nice Sunday.
Response: Thanks so much - for the heart and comments!
fromkady rated for Simply Send a Postcard INT #1 on Feb 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! I also love the stamps that you used :) Also, i'm not really brilliant for doing my master's at this age. I'm just trying to escape adulting and paying taxes wahaha
Response: Well, good for you anyway!! Thanks for the rating!
KatKit rated for 2020 Valentines Day greeting card on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Enjoyed your note and the postcards are perfect. I do not recall seeing a Guess Who stamp before. Great swap. Thanks and Happy Valentines Day to you.
Response: So happy you liked it - the stamp was issued a few years ago
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #90 on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard choices and also for the extra postage stamp :)
Response: You are very welcome!!
JadeFan rated for CS: Something Canadian Postcard on Feb 4, 2020
Response: Thanks for rating
Ciska76 rated for Valentine's Day Card with Mail Art on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your thoughtfully decorated envie filled with love and a lovely note. Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️
Response: You are very welcome! Thank you for the rating and kind words.
9O96O rated for Canada: Something Canadian Postcard on Feb 1, 2020
Comment: Got your cool vintage mountie postcard. You're right about his features -- kind of the Barbie of RCMP, exaggerated manliness. That coffee sounds like a nice way to keep warm on a -15C day.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Fieke rated for CPG Handmade Vday PC - Global on Jan 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful postcard and extra's. Enjoy your wedding anniversary !
Response: Thank you - !
chandlerguera rated for PH: Variety Package #4 on Jan 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you! I love everything you chose for me, especially the Princes William and George postcard. xo
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for letting me know!
Comment: Love, love, love the black and white Jetoy kitties! Thank you so much for sending it to me! :)
Response: You are very welcome! So lovely to read your response!!
meeltje57 rated for WIYM: Show off your washi tape on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the washi tape. It all was still on the envelope, although some edges were coming loose. That's no wonder bearing in mind the distance they had to travel.
Response: I am glad it made it- I guess I should have used clear tape over the whole area - I will know better for next time! Thanks
mejulia rated for Simply Send a Postcard INT #1 on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great notecard and note.
Response: You are very welcome!
Comment: what an awesome card! It would be cool to drive that highway!
Response: Glad you liked it!!
stiffneck78 rated for A/FAWLS-Valentines Day Card-INTL on Jan 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful card and handmade bookmark! I'm going to switch it out with the one I'm currently using. Happy Valentine's Day!
Response: You are very welcome, so glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks so much oh my gosh. IT was my first time doing a swap like this too and I've loved it. Thanks!!! -Al
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart !
Comment: Thank you! I have done a few of these now and really enjoy them, maybe we will trade again soon :)
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart!

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stiffneck78 on Feb 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the great CPG Happy Mail tag! I love all that you sent.

pastryandprimer on Feb 12, 2020:

Thank you so much for the postcard roulette postcard! I have read some of the Anne of Green Gables books and enjoyed them :)

myancey on Feb 12, 2020:

Hi glad it made it glad u loved the wta have a good day

OrigamiGrace on Feb 4, 2020:

THank you for a delightful envie of Happy Mail from tag at CPG!!!

thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

OrigamiGrace on Apr 18, 2019:

Thank you for the THREE pcs in an envie from 2 pcs in an envie tag at CPG!! You spoil me!!

rexypants on Apr 10, 2019:

You are most welcome! Cats are awesome :)

LadyJo on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you for the Animal and Nature Tag postcards. Also, the notecard is beautiful!

Sazza on Mar 13, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely cards and Pocket Letter from CPG Pick 2 Global Tag! They arrived today and I was very excited to get them (and the fox is so cute on the pocket letter n.n) Thank you again!

blanketfort on Mar 11, 2019:

I'm so happy the washi rolls made it to you safe and sound, and that you like them :)

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