Swap-bot Time: April 29, 2017 12:31 pm


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: April 29, 2017
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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April 21: I am still getting my craft space all unpacked & organized after my move last month. However I am finally making progress and have some things unburied :) I am joining some postcards swaps currently and I look forward to getting back into crafty swaps again soon! When I am fully back swapping I also look for forward to sending out some raks and getting back into hosting too.

About Me

I am 34 years old and live in the Canadian city of Surrey, BC.

I work full-time doing admin work at a trucking company but am lucky enough to have my weekends off for crafting etc :) I love all animals and I do have a dog in my home....a brussels griffon/terrier cross named Mia.

I enjoy hosting various swaps and try hard to vet the swappers in them to avoid flakers etc. However, if you do wind up flaked on please let me know so I can try and make it right for you!

My Favorites & My Collections

I have listed a few of my favourites, my collections, and things I can always use more of below in order 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 versus the dark turquoisey teal) & coral

Favourite tea: Country Peach Passion from Celestials. I enjoy most any fruit teas though. I have also just tried Pukka - Detox and I love it!

Favorite treat: candy like Skittles or sour candies. Please do not send chocolate.

Favourite bug: butterflies and dragonflies

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

Favourite flowers: tiger lilies, lilac, lavender

Favourite scent: lilac, lavender, watermelon, peach

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

Other themes I enjoy: Disney, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), Victorian, Winnie the Pooh ♡, Ziggy (remember him?)

My Collections

I have a plethora of things I collect....

  • bird figurines (specially owls & hummingbirds)

  • Disney mugs & figurines

  • Human Bean figurines

  • paper and paper goodies (see below lol)

  • Winnie the Pooh anything


My drug...woops my craft of choice is papercrafting. It started with scrapbooking in '98 or so, then cards, then I fell hard for pocket letters in '15, and now I am loving ATC's!

I am also obsessed with paper and paper goods...hoarder, collector or whatever you call it I am that! Notebooks, scrapbook paper, notepads....I love it all :)


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.

  • postcards tied to my likes/collections

  • ocean/beach scenes

  • mountain scenes

  • touristy postcards from anywhere!

I am specifically looking for the following provinces...Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Crafty Bits I Would Love

  • acrylic stamp blocks
  • adhesive tapes, foam tape or strips, foam dots/squares (do not need liquid glue, gluesticks, or ATG tape)
  • collage sheets on cardstock paper
  • ephemera (vintage book papers, diecuts, punchies, fussy cut images on cardstock paper etc)
  • embossing powders
  • Graphic 45 anything
  • personalized address labels
  • planner goodies like event stickers
  • ribbons
  • washi tapes, incl. samples

Crafty Bits To Swap

Below is a list of some things I would love to send your way. If you are interested in a private swap please PM me!

  • card blanks w/envies

  • cutouts from magazines etc

  • diecuts & punches

  • game pieces/cards

  • notecards w/envies

  • playing cards

  • postcards (you pick a theme you like)

  • stickers (may be full sheets, partial sheets, or nicely cutout stickers)

  • vintage book pages

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 fabric, yarn, knitting needles, pattern books etc.

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

  • chocolate
  • gory themed items
  • makeup
  • nail supplies (fake nails, nailpolishes, nail stickers etc)
  • orange pekoe tea
  • paper clips
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples
  • pocket letter sleeves
  • religious items such as brochures, etc (I do like postcards featuring churches though)

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 and a Half Men, The Odd Couple (new one, never watched the original), Friends, Frasier

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

Educational: Zoo Juniors, Food Factory, Food Factory USA, How It's Made, Mythbusters

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, she is a Leo, and her favourite color is green-yellow (something like granny apple green, lime green, etc).

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 chapter books please. She also really enjoys refinishing wood furniture/items like tables, jewelry boxes etc. She doesn't do ANY other craft.

She likes anything blingy or sparkly, chocolate (no mint or dark please), postcards or atc's with a hummingbird, cardinal bird, 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).

Flaking & Angelling

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!

@aprilhite012 flaked on Sparkly-Inchie; angelled by @JudalineZ thank you!

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

@cammii flaked on A Less Ordinary Animal Postcard


Comment: Thanks for the really great postcards. Also, thanks for the Spellbinder embossing folder. Love touse the folders. Happyswapping, Linda
nmlacagno rated for Where You Live (PC) - November on Mar 4, 2017
suntattoo rated for Cdn 295 stash purge on Feb 23, 2017
Comment: Everything was amazing. The label stickers and panda post-its were my favourites, but everything made me smile! :)
cerealgirl rated for Cdn 295 stash purge on Feb 21, 2017
Comment: I can't believe how much you managed to stuff into your envelope! Thank you sooo much for EVERYTHING! I love it all! :D
Morris rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #4 on Feb 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and for doing this swap! I enjoy the scavenger pc hunts. My favorite postcards are the historical, beach and I esp like animation-the Alice in wonderland!
Comment: Received your package and had SO much fun going through it! Thank you so much for hosting this fun swap!! <3
user6937 rated for CDN Swappers: Love in all its forms on Jan 26, 2017
Comment: So cute! I don't like pink but that background paint chip has the perfect saying on it (Fairest of Them All)! Thanks for the die-cuts, too, and I LOVE the duck card :)
Response: I am glad you liked it even with the pink on it :) I too liked the name on it!
EllieBeth8 rated for Postcard Purge-Canada on Jan 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! Have a nice day! Shelley
phenley rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #3 on Dec 29, 2016
Comment: Thank you and Happy New Year!
Avi rated for ISS: Scrap Happy Handmade Embellishments on Dec 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely embellies!
Gobarb rated for 2017 Butterfly on Dec 26, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly ATC.I really like the sleeve that you put it in. Happy New Year! 🎉
mrsD rated for Fill my Christmas card Garland on Dec 16, 2016
Comment: thank you and merry christmas :)
Turtlelady rated for Intl-ATC + Holiday Card on Dec 16, 2016
Comment: Ty
Comment: Thank you for the nice skates card. I'm also of Ukrainian descent, and raised in Eastern Orthodox faith. There are other faiths in the Ukrainian culture, like Pentacostal, which I wasn't aware of until dating Hubby. I will be cutting the January Christmas celebrations short next year, as will be on holiday and beginning to travel to FL at that time. I'm glad you have wonderful Christmas memories from both Christmas traditions. The best to you and your family!
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful Christmas card. Happy Holidays !!
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful card and the goodies. I love the mail stickers! Merry Christmas. :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and wonderful postcards!! Merry Christmas🎄
luv2kraft rated for Intl-ATC + Holiday Card on Dec 12, 2016
Comment: I love and collect penguins,thank you for the awesome ATC.
Comment: I want a Hippopotmus for Christmas is my phones ringtone. I loved seeing it on your favorite christmas carol list! Never heard of Dominic the Donkey. Will have to look it up. I soo sooo soo love the extras. Thanks so much hoping your christmas is merry!
mb58ca rated for Fill my Christmas card Garland on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: I love the gorgeous card. And the planner stickers are most appreciated. And thanks for sharing your ATC creativity. I've always felt intimidated to make one. Maybe I'll try :)

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user6937 on Dec 28, 2016:

Tags - One on One - Pick 2 (Canada Only): Thanks for the 7 native pc's (most vintage - bonus), and the Winter stickers!

2bneat on Dec 28, 2016:

Thank you for my December wish. I love the scripture cards (they are perfect for what I need them for) and the cheery Christmas card. HaPpY NeW YeAr!

Swan on Dec 27, 2016:

Thank you for the sparkly Christmas card and cute ATC for my Wishlist!

daichki on Dec 16, 2016:

Thank you for the postcards from Canada from Cheap Postage Tag International!

Barbara on Nov 22, 2016:

It was like Christmas for me when I opened your package. Thank you for reading my profile and sending so many goodies for the "I Collect" tag.My favorite are the little dolphin stickers.

kafekafe on Nov 22, 2016:

Your swap arrived today!!! So happy with everything in it! I love the stickersheets and the notecard (I noticed it's from 1989, how cool is that!) Thank you so much for the swap <3 Take care xx

kafekafe on Nov 4, 2016:

Hi Crystal - very happy that my postcards arrived safely! Have a wonderful weekend! :)

debrbrts on Oct 31, 2016:

Thanks for the awesome cardinal ATC and extras!

bluehairedmary on Oct 24, 2016:

Thanks so much for the goodies you sent for the "Help! I Can't Find..." tag game! I love the postcards and Christmas cards! But I especially LOVE the owl atc you made! It is just sublime! Thanks so so much! ♥

SJ1 on Oct 18, 2016:

Thank you so much for the ephemera from the destash tag <3

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