Swap-bot Time: November 13, 2019 2:14 pm


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: November 13, 2019
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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Oct 30/19

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 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: Disney, butterflies, dragonflies, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), Rilakkuma, Totoro, Winnie the Pooh, and Ziggy (remember him?).

My Collections: Paris things, I am obsessed with Winnie the Pooh anything, and postcards.


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. I am hoping to get into making my own junk journals this year, 2019!

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

I am plain 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.

Favourite YouTube Paper Crafter's


I like receiving them "naked" or in an envelope. 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
  • scented wax melts (not from $store though as the scent throw isn't enough for me)

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.


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: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #79 on Nov 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you ! Love the selection you choose for me for cat, landscape,waterfalls, vacation spot, and sender's choice ( Christmas PC). Love all!
Comment: WOW! What awesome cards. I love all of them. Thank you so very much.
2bneat rated for December Survival Box on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: What a great surprise was in my mailbox today. Thank you so much...I opened the package marked 'extras' and loved everything. Four packages of gems and a stamp set, wow, I am excited to use them all. This made me want to open all the others but I hid the box away in my closet until December. Thanks again for swapping with me and the wonderful packages and gifts.♥
Response: Glad that your box arrived to you safely! I hope you enjoy the rest of the gifts this December :) Thanks for hosting these fun box swaps this year!
user6937 rated for OOO - Let's Swap Stuff! on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: WOW, I got this in 3 days?! LOVE the paper-clips (especially the Yeti), and so many ATC holders for me to use! Thank you for your note too - I'm glad you think so :)
Response: Wow that did arrive to you fast! Glad you enjoyed the swap I sent your way :)
shtrqueen rated for CS: Pocket Letter Full of Teas!! on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely owl themed pocket letter. I've never seen the fully jewelled owl sticker before - it's so cool. I'm looking forward to trying all of the teas and I really liked your hedgehog paper too. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
Response: I am glad that it has arrived to you safely and that you like it! It was fun getting to make a pocket letter again as I haven't made one in sometime.
Comment: Such interesting cards! Thank you!
simcoe54 rated for CS: Postcard Destash #4 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the envie of postcards. They are perfect for my collection. Can't wait to add them.
Queensmiley2530 rated for OOO: Let's swap! on Oct 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all my Great Goodies.. I can not wait to craft with all the papers.
Comment: It is a pretty postcard, thank you very much. Prince George has probably changed a lot since you were last here, it's growing a lot. Arizona has been mentioned a couple of times so it must be considered. Thank you very much for the PC and happy swapping.
Response: Glad the p/c arrived to you safely! I hope your holiday plans come together and that you have a nice relaxing time wherever you do end up going :)
Comment: Phew! This sure did take a while, but it made it! And it's amazing! Thank you so much for the beautiful and colorful bits and pieces, I can't wait to use them! I've been super happy with my Silhouette but damn! Those crisp cuts! I think I might have to get a Sizzix lol, I've been avoiding it because then I wonder where I'll be storing all the dies but aahhhggg!! I just have to have it haha. Thanks for the teas as well! You're so generous and sweet, they're all my favorite kinds of tea, you've spoiled me rotten! I loved this swap, once again, thank you SO much!! This made my day :)
Response: I am so happy they finally arrived to you!! It is fun to use the manual diecutters...I have a Spellbinders but it is such a big machine that I always hesitate in taking it out to use. So happy I was able to include the teas for you too :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
milamilamura rated for IPC: Rainbow Card on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this gorgeous card and the washi tape samples. You did a great job, I loved it!!
Response: So glad this finally arrived to you and that you liked it. It was fun to make a card again...thank you for hosting the swap!
sassafrass rated for Flowish Junk Journal on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you SO much for the amazing journal! So many awesome papers and bits and pieces tucked in. I absolutely love everything and how you put it together. I'm so excited and looking forward to using everything. Many thanks for doing this swap with me!
Response: I am happy to hear the journal arrived safely :) I am looking forward to creating more in the future!
WoodlandBanshee rated for IPC: Small Tag and Mini Kit on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely tag and mini kit!
paperlvr rated for Paper Craft De-Stash USA on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Wow! You sent me such a wonderful collection of items! I am so excited to try everything! Thank you very much for the apparent time, effort and care you put into my swap! xxxooo and many, many hearts!
Response: So glad it arrived to you safely! Hope you create some fun things with everything :)
Comment: Good Luck with your craft area! I really love how your space turned out!
Comment: You got a lot done! I think most of us didn't quite get it all, but your hard work shows. I agree with you saying it's always kind of going to be a work in progress :) Thanks for hosting this much needed swap!
Comment: You did and awesome job!
Comment: Looks great - you should be able to find things easier; sometimes I wish I had just one place to work with :)
sassafrass rated for IPC: Scrappy Scrapbooking Tags on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Crystal! Love the tags, and hope you had fun using up your scraps!
Response: So good to hear they finally arrived to you! It was fun digging into my scraps....you always have the best scrap buster type swaps :)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome pocket folder and goodies! I love everything ❤

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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!!!

Lonestarchild on Nov 12, 2019:

What a fun envie of vintage pcs of people. Very unusual! Thanks so much for such a fun RAK!

Ukucaitie on Nov 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the postcard RAK! I love them all and happy I won this one! Thank you so very much!

simcoe54 on Nov 7, 2019:

Postcards For you RAK! -- Thanks for the postcards. Can't wait to add them to my collection.

Ruie on Oct 23, 2019:

Thank you for the lots of postcards from the "Tagging through the alphabet tag"

simcoe54 on Oct 16, 2019:

CS: Postcard Destash -- Thanks so much for the envie of postcards. They are perfect for my collection. Can't wait to add them.

simcoe54 on Sep 26, 2019:

Canadian Swappers-Postcard RAK's -- Received the postcards of planes today and I love them. Thank you!

user6937 on Sep 25, 2019:

Oh, Crystal - your Civil War pc's have arrived! They're, honestly, much more than I expected them to be; people who really tried to make a difference - we all know about Harriet Tubman, but I had to look up Frederick Douglas and John Brown. Thank you!

2bneat on Sep 24, 2019:

I received your postcard RAK today and wanted to let you know how much I love the children postcards.♥ ♥

Thank you so much!

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