Swap-bot Time: April 1, 2020 1:19 pm


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: March 31, 2020
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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Pocket Letters I've Made


Due to the current CoVid19 crisis please be patient if you are waiting for a swap or rating from me as mail is still moving but quite slow. Rest assured I am sending on time and will be rating as I receive swaps. I am lucky enough to be working from home now and have started dropping my mail right at the main Canada Post branch in my city instead of to a closer to me postal outlet to eliminate any unnessesary person to person contact and any unnessesary handling of my mail. Hopefully this also means it will arrive to you quicker as well!

I am continuing to join and host swaps though and am always interested in doing private swaps!

Current Open RAK's


Outgoing Tags/RAK's/Resends

To be dropped as post office

Working on

Above List Updated

Mar 11/20

Profile Updated

Mar 7/20

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 so you should never get a smoky swap from me! But I do have a dog named Mia...she is a brussels griffon X terrier so she doesn't shed much and doesn't come into the craft room often.

I am the proud to have inherited two different groups in my time here on SwapBot...Canadian Swappers and International Paper Crafts. I love each group I am a member of but am especially fond of these two groups and am happy that two great swappers entrusted me to carry on their created groups!

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, Popples, 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: One of my fav flavours is peach but 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 collect both atc's and pocket letters :)

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!

  • anything handmade by you (atc, pocket letter, bookmark, small painting, flip book, decorated tag, etc)
  • 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.


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!

CS: Quick Gratitude Notecard


simcoe54 rated for CS: Postcard Scavenger Hunt F-J on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Love the great selection of postcards. Thanks
simcoe54 rated for CS: Postcard Scavenger Hunt on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
Karmi53 rated for Spring on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Wow love all the layers you used on your spring atc. We need a nice warm spring. Very well done thank you and stay safe
evanselli rated for CS: Flat Sticker Swap on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap, itโ€™s hard to imagine that with all those stickers I didnโ€™t have one the same๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ’•
Phenyx rated for Washi Bag #8 (Int'l) on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the replacement washi. I received them today. You should be receiving from me soon too. ๐Ÿ˜Š
Response: So glad to hear that the resend arrived to you safely!
Karmi53 rated for St. Patrick Tag on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Crystal your leprechaun made me laugh he is so cute. Love my tag very well done. And thank you for postcard too.Your envelope l will reusing it because it's pretty cool to pass on. Thank you love it all
Response: So glad it arrived to you safely! I happy you like the tag and will be reusing the envelope too :)
Chaoscreations rated for Junk Journal Supplies on Mar 3, 2020
Comment: Omg! Thank you for all the awesome ephemera for my junk journal. I can use everything you sent:) I love all the different envelopes. Thank you again โคโค
Response: Glad you enjoyed!
AlisonKingWriter rated for CS: A Canadian Fact on Feb 25, 2020
Comment: I had no idea! Thanks for the card- it's super cute. -Al
user6937 rated for OOO: Let's Swap in 2020 on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: Very nice embellishments, Crystal! Here I said not to procrastinate, and what have I done? I've thought about them a lot, lol. But, they'll be in your hands soon - hopefully, in two days like these ones got to me!! Love the bag you sent them in, too :)
Response: Yey glad they arrived to you safe and quickly too! The bag I had on my desk and when I was making the emblishments I knew the perfect use for it :)
Jaimiepaige rated for Organize This Craft Room!! on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the board x
papercraftkath rated for Paper exchange on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: I love these paper so much and appreciate the extras. I especially like that you included the variety of textures. Thank you for the thoughtful package!
user6937 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt A-E on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Dino's are one of my favourite postcards to get, thanks!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it! I hope to one day visit Drumheller to visit the museum.
PeliKat rated for Organize This Craft Room!! on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Crystal, thanks so much for sharing your Pinterest board with me! I, too, try to go economical on getting all these supplies organized. I found several that I might be able to put to good use in my craft area, especially for organizing ephemera. I had to laugh at the one suggestion that an author made about "if you haven't used it in 3-4 weeks" to pass it on or purge it; it can sometimes take me longer than that to get it unpacked from the shopping bag I brought it home in!!! Lol! Thanks again, and happy crafting!
Response: Me too!! I rate right away but then sometimes things sit for awhile in my "to go through later" basket or my "ok im really going to keep this and need to put it away" basket. Thank you for rating!
LinSoles rated for Pinterest - Recycling Ideas on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the link to your pinterest recycling board, was fun flipping through it.
mariewilliams810 rated for Pinterest - Recycling Ideas on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
postmansdaughter rated for Pinterest - Recycling Ideas on Feb 11, 2020
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #9 (Int'l) on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks. Cute note cards with the puppies in it.
PrettyAlice rated for Organize This Craft Room!! on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks! I like the ideas youโ€™ve collected!
cmalaina rated for Washi Bag #9 (Int'l) on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Love the Winnie pooh washi-tape and love it and adding my samples and passing on and love the Winnie the pooh paper also .
2bneat rated for CS: Winter Themed Mini Pocket Letter on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter, I love it. My favourite part was the letter: you have a gift of writing a personal letter to someone you don't know well. Great swap.โ™ฅ
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am trying to be better at writing letters as it has long been something I struggle with. I loved making the mini pocket letter and I hope you had fun making yours as well :)

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anicka22 on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you for the washi samples, stickers and violin bookmark

Lorabora on Jan 30, 2020:

Thank you for the 4 non tourist postcards. Postcard hideout tag :)

user6937 on Jan 28, 2020:

Cheap Postage Swaps, Tags and Fun > Pick 2 - Global butterfly die-cut/punchies and some dinosaur die-cuts have arrived - the dino's are adorable (my favourites) and I'll be sure to use the butterflies in a swap soon! Thank you :)

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 PCโ€™s RAK! ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜Š

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!

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