Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2019 6:56 pm


Date Joined: September 4, 2018
Last Online: September 20, 2019
Birthday: November 25
Country: Puerto Rico

About Me

I live in the island of Puerto Rico and I am a stay at home mom at the moment to a baby I had in January of 2018. He is now 18 months old and learning so much! (Updated jul 2019)

I like to read, go to the beach, go hiking and relaxing spending time with family and friends. I love to craft, draw, paint and recently I've been learning about junk journals and making them. I like to try different kinds of tea, mostly I like caffeine free ones as I am still breastfeeding and I also like to try new candy, mostly chocolate. I like crystals and new age stuff and learning about others spiritual practices, cultures and traditions. I love journals and notebooks and fill them up with different things.

I like journaling in the junk journals I make, especially now that I have a little one. Is so fun keeping a record of the new things he does and learns. I watch crafty youtube channels for learning and inspirations so recommendations are always welcomed.

Follow me on instagram @ CreativeCitrine

Favorite Music

I like all kinds of different music and like to find new music to listen to,

Favorite Books

Mysteries and psychological thrillers are some of my favorites to read but I also like new age books and self help so I can better myself and calm my anxiety. Some of my favorite authors are:

*Dr. Wayne Dyer

*Dr.Brian L Weiss

*Dan Brown

*Kay Hopper

*Chuck Palainuck

*Isabel Allende (in spanish)

*Paulo Cohelo

And some of my favorite books are:

*The Alchemist

*The Power of Intention

*Como Agua Para Chocolate


*Many Lives, Many Masters

*Stealing Shadows (and the rest of the Bishop/SCU series)

*The Lost Symbol

*Angels and Demons

*The Da Vinci Code

Favorite Movies and T.V

I like all different kinds of movies but prefer mysteries or thrillers, comedies and Pixar movies. Some of my favorites are:

*Practical Magic

*The Last Unicorn

*The Goonies

*Inside Out


*Fight Club

*I Origins

*Marvel's movies

*Alice in Wonderland

On t.v I watch a little bit of everything, I like cop shows and mystery. Some of my favorites are:



*How to Get Away With Murder


*How I Met Your Mother


*Project Runway

*Criminal Minds

*El Gran Hotel

*Jane the Virgin

*Lie to me




*Ancient Aliens

Favorite Crafts

Ive liked drawing and painting since I was a child and I love to craft with paper. For the past 2 years I have been really into junk journals. I love making them and using them. I love to journal using bits and pieces from my everyday life and will be doing my first December daily this year. I have been really into making flip books lately and sent my very first one recently. They are just so much fun to make. UPDATE April 2019, I am now learning embroidery and loving it.


☆Botanical things, vintage botanical prints.

☆Pastel colors

☆Azulejos, tiles, especially really old ones.

☆Vintage stationary or correspondence.



☆Neutral, Earthy colors



☆Antique/vintage ephemera

☆Winnie-the-Pooh, especially vintage.

☆Washi tapes and samples. Floral, neutral, vintage, grid.

☆Project life cards or journaling cards (I love them!) I have nowhere to buy them here.

☆The universe, planets, stars, sun and moon

☆New age things


☆Oracle Cards

☆Bohemian things

☆Animals, love them all mostly but really into woodland animals lately, deer, foxes and bears.

☆Antique/vintage childrens books or book pages

☆Antique valentine cards

☆Postcards, blank to use or written and stamped.



☆Different paper treat bags and glassine bags

☆Stamps, used or new

☆Tea, I like to try all different kinds but peter caffeine free. I like them in sealed tea bags no loose leaf. I love the little packaging and like to put them in my journals. I'm really into trying flavors like the chocolate ones and dessert ones.

☆Chocolate or coffee mixes.

☆Word or phrase stickers


☆Ancient Egypt and the pyramids

☆Peter Rabbit or anything Beatrix Potter

☆Maggie Holmes (is hard to find here)

☆Tim Holtz

☆Graphic 45

☆Vintage Postcards

☆Vintage fabrics, laces and trims. They can be scraps.

☆Vintage wallpaper

Current Wishlist

♡Vintage flash cards, letters, greeting cards and valentine card. I really love vintage things so I'm always trying to find anything vintage for my junk journals.

♡Maps, vintage or new, any size. It can be pieces or the whole thing.

♡Any Maggie Holmes or Graphic 45 stuff. I don't have any craft stores around and is hard to find these.

♡White ink pens

♡Vintage Wallpaper

♡Grid and neutrals washi tape

♡Flow or Daphnes Diary magazines or pages.

♡Embroidery supplies, looking for the tiny hoops but anything to embroider is welcomed, I just started.

♡ Vintage button cards.

♡Vintage christmas ephemera

Dislikes/don't send

☆Smell of smoke

☆Drama and Negativity


☆Emoji stuff

☆Character stickers

☆Animal print

☆loose glitter, it gets everywhere lol

☆Anything zombie or Gothic or gory

☆Don't really like kawaii stuff

☆Ribbon (unless the swap requires it) I have too much at the moment.


I live in Puerto Rico, this is part of the US so the postage and timing are the same as when sending to any other state. I say this because I have a budget for swapping and sometimes I join the regional swaps for the US and have been banned because is US only. This leaves me with only the option of international swaps and is more costly for me to always send international.

I dont flake and always try to send on time unless something bas happened in which case i will let you know. If you don't receive something please let me know so I can make it right and resend. I will always rate and even give hearts when I feel the mail is special, it could be something as simple as a note. I love it when things are creative and wrapped nicely and I love decorated envelopes.

I reuse packaging as much as possible and like to make my own envelopes out of paper bags and packaging as often as I can.


RiverTopanga rated for CPG: 2 Teas & 1 Note - US only on Aug 28, 2019
Comment: Melanie, Thank you for such a wonderful assortment of teas! I haven't had one yet, but I plan on having one today. I've never heard of any of these brands, and am really excited to taste them :-) I would love to make the Citron one into a sachet for my drawers, it smells divine! I hope your switch to decaf products goes well. It would be VERY hard for me. Thank you so much!! <3 <3 <3 3 <3 <3 even more extra hearts!!
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the items you chose for me!! The frogs are adorable! Everything will go to great use in my journals and planners!! Have a great week!! xx gabi
cherylld rated for EJ: 10 Bits of VINTAGE Ephemera #2 on Aug 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
HappyDayMail rated for EJ: 10 Bits of VINTAGE Ephemera on Aug 24, 2019
Comment: Received my swap today...you should have seen it as it lay in my mailbox! My heart sank...it was in a clear bag from the postal service to keep the contents together. It appeared to have been in a flood! I've carefully peeled away each little precious vintage piece, laid them out to dry, and will flatten them once they are dry. I was tickled to have each thing that you sent, even though one item simply couldn't be saved. The journey they made from your house to mine will add "character" to their appearance when I use them in my mail art. And your envelope was lovely, even though it was a reflection of having been subjected to what looked like a hurricane. You made this a fun swap despite the US mail and I thank you!!
Comment: I love these! Thanks for your creation, it's very pretty.
Comment: Thank you for the envie of ephemera Melanie! I especially loved the foreign language papers!
Comment: Thank you! Lots if fun stuff to use!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome Envie. I loved how you did the Envie and the little extras you added :) ❤️
cherylld rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Great stuff!
pattiairel rated for Mr Zip~ Randomness Swap on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a cute swap!! It;s lovely♥♥
Comment: Great double pocket and thanks for the great extras!!
Comment: Sorry, Melanie, for taking so long to give you your rating! I LOVE all the wonderful things you sent to me for this swap. Thank you so much! :)
MamaMangrove rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the big envie full of ephemera, Melanie. I especially love that wonderful sheet music cover & the vintage sewing pattern, but it's all great fodder for collage-making.
doodlebugdezines rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Soooopah coooool! Thank you!! Love each piece.
Kvwanderlost rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #14 ☆ on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
wendrfl rated for FLOW POCKET LETTER on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Flow Pocket Letter! It was loaded with great stuff! Thank you so much!!
rainydayangie rated for put woodland in it! on Jun 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
sassafrass rated for IPC: Inspiration Kit on Jun 15, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful envelope to open! I absolutely love the stitched pocket and all the amazing things you tucked in. I love the little bag with the washi and all the pretty papers and goodies, and the book pages, especially the the Beatrix Potter pages. I look forward to using everything. Thank you so much for a lovely and thoughtful swap!
Jenicat rated for Year of Wacky Holiday Zines - May on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: What a lovely zine. I just love the style. Thank you! 💜
caf1988 rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie - Global on Jun 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a pretty swap! I loved the little tag on the ribbon and when I realized it had a tiny bit of washi on it, I about died, haha. :-)

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TeaNi on Sep 6, 2019:

Thank you

for granting a CPG wish for me with the organic teas! Can't wait to try them! :)

Swan on Aug 28, 2019:

Thank you for the beautiful colored postcard for my CPG August wishlist!

Trinket on Jun 22, 2019:

Project life cards - they are the bestest things. Thank you for my CPG pick two tag. It has arrived safely and is lovely.

MSturgill87 on Apr 18, 2019:

Thank you for the Christian themed PCs via my CPG April wishes!

lindseyjae on Apr 17, 2019:

thanks so much for the CPG April wish you granted for me! I love everything you sent, and the handwritten note was so thoughtful!! thanks again!

jenmcjen on Feb 28, 2019:

I see you like Sherlock. Me, too!

mcovey on Jan 24, 2019:

Thanks for choosing me for your extra card ! Very nice card and note !

CurlyTea on Nov 26, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

yvonne401 on Nov 3, 2018:

Welcome to Butterfly lovers! It's great to have you here!



tabbycat on Oct 15, 2018:

"I’m not going to be murdered," Harry said out loud. "That’s the spirit, dear," said his mirror sleepily.

Harry Potter & the Prisoner of Azkaban

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