Swap-bot Time: January 27, 2020 10:34 am


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: January 27, 2020
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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I have noticed that inbound and outbound mail with Canada Post has been SUPER slow lately. If you are waiting on a swap or rating from me please be patient. I have sent everything not showing on my dashboard and am rating swaps as I receive them.

Thank you!

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Currently List Updated

Jan 25/20

Profile Updated

Dec 24/19

About Me

My name is Crystal, I am in my 30's, and I live in the Canadian city of Surrey, BC...just outside of Vancouver. For US only swaps I do have a US mailing address.

I am a non-smoker but I do have a dog in the house. Her name is Mia and she is a brussels griffon/terrier cross.

I am a child of the 80's and am a big kid at heart so I love anything that reminds me of my childhood. I love Winnie the Pooh, Disney, Ziggy, vintage Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Holly Hobby etc.


I am listing a few of my favourites and my collections to potentially help my partners. Please know though that just because something isn't on my favs list etc doesn't mean I won't enjoy what you pick to send my way!

Favourite colours: teal (leaning more towards a lighter teal/aqua) or any jewel tone (emerald, sapphire, etc)

Favourite bird: owls and hummingbirds, but I really love all birds. I especially enjoy images of vintage (or vintage inspired) illustrated birds.

Favourite drinks: Favourite tea is Country Peach Passion from Celestials. I enjoy most any fruit or desert flavour tea though. And any tea with anise or licorice too! I also really enjoy flavoured hot chocolate mixes.

Favourite food: cashews, dark chocolate, Eatmore bars, pistachios, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, rice crackers, Skittles, sour candys Overall I prefer candy or salty snacks over a chocolate any day.

Favourite scent: lilac, lavender, melons, peach, pumpkin spice, gingerbread, peppermint/spearmint

Favourite sports teams & athletes: NHL Edmonton Oilers, CFL Edmonton Eskimoes. Fav athletes are Wayne Gretzky and Trevor Linden.

Other themes I enjoy: butterflies, dragonflies, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), woodland/natural critters, and Totoro.


My papercrafting journey started with scrapbooking in '98 or so, then cards, then I fell hard for pocket letters in '15, and then on to ATC's.

Check out my Flikr photos (link at the top) to check out some pocket letters I have created.

I am obsessed with paper and paper goods...hoarder, collector or whatever you call it I am that! While I love all things paper I do not need anymore scrapbook paper or paper scraps.


I love my postcard collection and am always looking for new swaps! I prefer receiving them in an envelope but I also do swap for naked ones occasionally. I don't mind receiving well-made & sturdy Zazzle cards but please no handmade cards or ad/freebie cards unless they are tied to my likes/collections!

  • postcards tied to my likes/collections

  • mountain scenes

  • Unesco and/or historical sites

  • touristy postcards from anywhere!

    • I would especially love to receive any from the Canadian Maritimes, Vancouver Island, New York City, New Orleans LA, and Paris France.

Other Things I Like

This is just a small selection of things I like receiving. Please do not take this tiny list to be an exhaustive list, it is just a few things that I use often is all. I welcome whatever you feel I may like!

  • deco tapes
  • vintage or non-English book papers
  • diecuts & punchies
  • fussy cut images on cardstock paper
  • Graphic 45 anything
  • handmade envelopes (at least 4.5"x6.5")
  • face masks
  • note papers / list pads / stationary

Please do not send....

I unfortunately do not do any other crafts (other than papercrafting) like knitting, candlemaking, sewing etc thus I can not make use of any items for other crafts like paint, crochet hooks, yarn, or knitting needles, etc. The exception is vintage pattern books as those are great to add to junk journals!

I am pretty easy to please overall but below are the other things I dislike or simply just have to much of already.

  • buttons of any kind
  • big gemstones/rhinestones
  • craft books for any craft including papercrafting
  • gory themed items
  • junk mail type ephemera (such as store flyers, newspapers, real estate ad cards, coupons, restaurant menus, etc....basically the stuff that goes from your mailbox to the recycle bin I have zero need for)
  • magazines or magazine cutouts
  • makeup
  • paper scraps (unless for a destash swap; I generally have more than enough of my own, thanks!)
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples

Snacks/Drinks To NOT Send

  • candy corn
  • gingerbread flavoured anything
  • gum
  • instant coffee
  • peanuts (I LOVE peanut butter or peanuts as an ingredient I just hate salted or roasted peanuts on their own)
  • pumpkin flavoured anything
  • raisins....just no

Favourite Movies & Television


I am a huge lover of Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks movies like Happy Feet, Toy Story, Shrek, etc. My fav of course is Winnie the Pooh :)

I am a big fan of both Paul Walker and Vin Diesel so pretty much anything with either of them in it I love...any of the Fast & Furious movies, XXX, etc.

I also enjoy the musical/dancing focused movies. Grease 1 & 2, Dirty Dancing 1 & 2, Footloose (original and remake), High School Musical series etc.


Comedies: Golden Girls, Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, The Odd Couple (new one, never watched the original), Friends, Frasier

Drama: NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, CSI Vegas, CSI Miami, Hawaii 5-0 (new one, never watched the original), Magnum PI (original one) Murder She Wrote, Murdoch Mysteries

Educational: River Monsters, Zoo Juniors, Food Factory, Food Factory USA, How It's Made, Mythbusters (with original team)

My Mom

My Mom is my very best friend and is my world. I may from time to time join swaps/play tags and ask for a gift/stocking stuffer for her instead of me so I wanted to tell you a bit about her and her likes.

Her name is Mavis and she is in her mid 50's. Her birthstone is a ruby and she is a Leo. Her favourite colours are cream/ivory, purple, raspberry pinky red, or granny smith apple green.

She most enjoys watching "her stories" on tv....NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Hawaii 5-0, Criminal Minds, etc. She likes reading magazines and short article type books (think of the facts & trivia bathroom reader type books lol). No novels please. She also really enjoys refinishing wood furniture/items like tables, jewelry boxes etc. She can use little knobs or embellishments for the jewellery boxes. She doesn't do ANY other craft like scrapbooking, painting, or sewing.

She likes anything blingy or sparkly, atc's with a hummingbird, cardinal bird, dogs or cats, or vintage items or images on them (like an old timey stroller, or vintage ladies etc), anything that says "Live, Laugh, Love" on it, and anything Calgary Flames (ugh don't even start me on that lol). She also has an affinity for chef themed things.

She does like postcards featuring churches and old timey/vintage images (cute ads, etc).

Treatwise she enjoys chocolate (no dark or mint flavour please), caramel flavour, and green tea. Please do not send gum for her.

Anything you are sending to her please address to Mavis Armitage. She has the same address as me though.

Tag Games

Here are the tag games I enjoy playing:

Anything marked with a * is a game with an active tag from myself.

Postcards Tag!

Destash Tag

I collect...send to the person above you

I wish for

Tag Through the Alphabet


I understand life happens and will give people a second chance to make things right. So if you have flaked on me, and want to make it up, please message me!

Listed below are swaps I have been flaked on (thankfully not many) and the kind angel that came forward.

Sparkly-Inchie; angelled by @JudalineZ thank you!

Where You Live PC November; angelled by @LucyToons thank you!

A Less Ordinary Animal Postcard; angelled by @Fever thank you!


debbiespoms rated for PH: Big & Small Animals #3 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you much for animal PC's and the re usable doggie note card. Love it!
Eulegirl rated for PH: PIck A Word PC Swap #5 on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Oh wow!! I really love that owl!!
Response: Yey glad that that they arrived to you safely!
marylm rated for This/That on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: I love the paperclips, washi and unicorn card! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Looking forward to swapping with you again in the future :)
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! So many wonderful things for my junk journal! Thank you for sharing your things, they’ll be put to good use!
Response: So glad to hear they arrived to you safely! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
LinSoles rated for This or That 1 to 5 -INTL- on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for this lovely swap. I especially love the tags and note papers, and tea, and basically everything.
Comment: Hello! How are you ? I just received your beautiful postcard today and thank you !! I would love too one day go to Florida and especially to Disneyworld !! Bye
Highlander18 rated for PH: Opposites Scavenger Hunt #4 on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: Great cards, thank you very much! Interesting building in the new one, like them all!
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #8 (Int'l) on Jan 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the card. I will pass bag along in the next round. Happy New Year!
Comment: You picked a winner for an extra!! Bears at Soldier Field. DH and I may have to check out that museum in Kingman, AZ. Over the moon on the whale breach and Hearst dining room. Cool beans!!
Response: So glad to hear that you enjoyed the postcards! The whale one was one of my favourites snd I am glad it has found a new home :)
BloomingRoses rated for Ho Ho Ho on Jan 3, 2020
Comment: Thankyou Crystal for my beautiful card and warm wishes. Its interesting receiving cold climate cards when it's so hot here in Australia at the moment. All cards are so different too. I'm so excited to have received cards from England, Germany, USA & several from Canada. Happy New Year to you. Sorry about the late rating.
Comment: I received your cards today and absolutely love them! Great choices; thanks so very much!
Comment: Thank you for the generous Christmas mail <3
Comment: Thanks for the humorous Christmas card, Crystal, and for thoughtfully choosing two cards based on my profile!. Happy holidays!
Comment: Thanks, Merry Christmas!
BluBerry rated for Ho Ho Ho on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and washi tape!
mrsD rated for Holiday Greetings on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: really cute card and terrific Batman postcards! thank you, merry Christmas!
CheyanneB rated for Holiday Greetings on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you! What a nice card, and postcards for my collection! Merry Christmas!
agirlnamedfriday rated for Holiday Greetings on Dec 8, 2019
Comment: I love the card so much! Ornament quality control is a total cat job. Thank you got the tea too :) ❤️
Comment: Love the cards and the varied stamps on your envie! I feel like I hit the jackpot!! Thank you bunches! :)
user6937 rated for CS: Happy Mail Supplies Pick 10 on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks! The Washi tape is new, I love the address labels and the tag/RAK cards will be very useful :)

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Tryph on Jan 9, 2020:

Thanks for the great Christmas ephemera pack. Not too late because: there's a Christmas next year!!! :)

rainbowfizz on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you for my goodies from my December list at wishlist group xx

sassafrass on Dec 31, 2019:

Wishing you all the best in 2020!

daydreamer47 on Dec 20, 2019:

Crystal, thank you so much for the neat sticker flaked and letter sets!

BeHappyToday on Nov 30, 2019:

Thank you very much for the PC’s RAK! 🙂😊

Mon1496 on Nov 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the children postcards! I adore them

fbresnah on Nov 15, 2019:

Thanks so much for the Vegas postcards RAK. I love them!

bluehairedmary on Nov 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Postcards RAK! Wonderful cards! Have a great rest of your week!

marinda on Nov 13, 2019:

Thank you SO much for the great selection of postcards! :D

pinklilly on Nov 12, 2019:

OMG Crystal, where did you find these beautiful vintage postcards? I love them! Thank you so much for the PC RAK on the forum!!!

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