Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2020 11:56 pm


Date Joined: July 9, 2010
Last Online: April 24, 2020
Birthday: April 3
Country: Canada
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My name is Crystal and I currently live in Winnipeg, although I call Montreal home.

I have had penpals all over the world since I was a young child, presently I have 4 penpals (New Zealand, Australia, Croatia and Indonesia). I like to make meaningful connections with people and if you think we could make good penpals please send me a message and lets swap addresses!

  • I like: sending & receiving cool looking mail, kittens, road trips, coffee, music, going to concerts, taking photos, collecting old cameras, randomness, cutting and gluing things together, finding amazing things at thrift store, I ♥ making envies, yoga, blogging, learning about different cultures through people, recycling paper goods, typography, the color red, sitting in the sun, people watching and reading a good book just to name a few things.

  • I dislike: canned mushrooms, religious mailings, natural disasters, cheap makeup, people who don't make room on the side walk for you to pass, baby items (I don't have any children, nor are any on the way!) and horror movies (I can`t sleep for a few days after them).

Favorite Music

Alt text I love making mixed CD's!!! Mixing my love for music with my love for mail art some how creates something beautiful to me. My musical taste is all over the board since I live with a music buff. Some favorites:

  • Gorillaz
  • The Stars
  • Bob Dylan
  • The Streets
  • The Sounds
  • Timber Timbre
  • The Kooks
  • She & Him
  • Gwen Stafani
  • The Killers
  • The Hives
  • Sarah Slien
  • Frank Sinatra (All time fav!)
  • NoFX
  • Bad Religion

  • I would ♥ to do a mix CD swap with you. I love to hear underground indie music from other countries. And I love to show others what Canada has to offer in the music world.

Favorite Reads


  • Paulo Coelho
  • Douglas Coupland
  • George Orwell


Expand your mind!

Things That Inspire Me

  • Sunshine & Rain
  • Seeing a place for the first time
  • Blog surfing
  • Walking through art galleries
  • The colors teal & yellow together
  • Kind words and deeds
  • The smell of the ocean
  • Shooting a roll of film with one of my many cameras
  • Being in nature
  • My boyfriends sketch book! (really you should see it!)

My Wish List

  • Extra Fine Pens (colors are great)
  • Anything Russian, Asian or European
  • Vintage/Retro Paper Goods from 60's, 70's and 80's
  • Interesting paper from your country (like free postcards, advertisements, newspaper clippings)
  • Rubber Stamps (hand carved are awesome!)
  • Anything Red
  • Kawaii!!!
  • Anything Art Nouveau
  • Stationary Sets
  • Stationary Pads
  • Ephemera
  • Family Recipes (on recipe cards!)
  • I love old pictures (Technicolor is the best!)
  • I ♥ Thoughtful SURPRISES!!!

I Don't Like

I hate to have this section but I don't want to send something that I am not interested in. So here we go:

  • Baby Items (I do not have kids!)
  • Christian Items
  • Make-up
  • Disney Items (unless it is Alice in Wonderland)

Thanks for understanding!

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rocsina207 rated for Travelling Letter - 8 on Mar 14, 2016
Comment: Well, your letter is here...finally ! I will send it forward. I will send a reply for you too soon. Thanks !
darkxangel84 rated for Travelling Letter #6 on Dec 16, 2015
katykat87 rated for Travelling Letter #5 on Oct 3, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. Sorry I haven't rated, we recently made a big move and are just now getting settled in.
Comment: Excellent selection of stamps! Thanks so much. And the stamps on the envelope were superb!!!! Much appreciated! Take care.
mjlgal rated for Travelling Letter #3 on Jul 1, 2015
Comment: Thank you for all the yoga postcards! I love them. A heart for a heart. :)
JossieAyame rated for Interest me No. 23 on Jun 15, 2015
Comment: I'm so glad the swap reached me. I thought it had gotten lost in the post! I really enjoyed reading the page from Douglas Coupland that you sent me. The hand carved stamps you used to decorate the envelope are so cute!
margaeli rated for WIYM: Used Postage Stamps #3 on May 30, 2015
Comment: Thanks for a LOVELY swap; I appreciate very much the birds stamps that were include and the stamps on the face of the envelope were excellent and most were not canceled. Bonus!!!
asleshk rated for WIYM: Used Postage Stamps #2 on May 19, 2015
Comment: Hello crystal, thanks a lot for the lovely stamps.. All go to my collection :)
flavs rated for Stamps & Airmail Label Swap on Apr 27, 2015
Comment: Thank you very much for the stamps and the airmail labels! :)
Nellie1 rated for 50 Stickers (International) #3 on Apr 19, 2015
Comment: Wonderful! Thanks:)
Response: Glad you liked them.
user4532 rated for Interest me No. 23 on Apr 15, 2015
Comment: Thanks for sending🌺
Response: Glad it made it to you!
shellyc rated for *100% Washi Sample S 2 on Apr 15, 2015
Comment: Thank you for your friendly message and the washi samples you sent are great :)
Response: You are too kind. I am glad you liked the samples.
Les4Saison rated for Free advertisement card on Apr 12, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the card :) Love the stamps
Response: Glad it made it to you safely!
alphabet rated for houseofhearts + alphabet swap on Aug 21, 2011
Comment: crystal - i'm so happy that we did this private swap because you sent me such beautiful mail! thank you so so much. we MUST do it again :D
toothteri rated for One stamp challenge on Apr 29, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the envie of fun goodies.I am thinking of framing that silk painting card- it is so pretty! I have never had washi tape- so excited to try it.And I love the decorated envie- put a smile on my mailbox when I saw it. Thank you so much.
Response: I am so happy you liked everything and it brought a smile to your face. Sorry it was covered in stamps and not just one :)
elizabeth13 rated for Vintage Ephemera Scrap Pack on Apr 18, 2011
Comment: Thank you for a fantastic package!!
Response: I am so happy to hear that you liked it!
eveyinorbit rated for mail art envelopes INT on Mar 16, 2011
Comment: The little handmade notebook is super cool. Great job! Thanks. :)
Response: I'm so happy that you liked the envie and little notebook!
craftyfairy rated for Pretty Envies: Mail Art on Mar 15, 2011
Fablesandcoffee rated for Mix it up! Private Swap on Feb 14, 2011
Comment: Hey! I got your mix today, inside it's awesome looking envelope, very regal :) I looked through the playlist, and while there are 3-4 songs that I already have, the majority is new and exciting, so i can't wait to give it a spin and see if I find new favorites :) I'll make sure to tell you what I think of it after i've give it a proper listen!
melodia rated for Random Envie Swap #1 on Jan 29, 2011
Comment: Hello Crystal! Thank you so much for the lovely envie! :) The letter paper,envelope and notepaper are so cute <3 I'd be happy to swap postcards,but I can't really send cards regularly because of my studies.I'm now on holidays so if you like I'll send you one.I can send you another when I can ;) Thanks again!!

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SabrinaDeeBerry on Dec 24, 2013:

Happy holiday wishes! In the New Year, may you be blessed with laughter, peace, and love.

SabrinaDeeBerry on Apr 29, 2013:

Wishing you a happy spring ♡

SabrinaDeeBerry on Dec 11, 2012:

Wishing you happy holidays and a fantastic new year!!

starrycat on Mar 22, 2011:

Glad you liked the soap! Was wondering how it would hold up in the mail, even though it certainly took its time getting to you. Ah customs, customs. Anyway, I have a Japanese doll shapped soap like that too....but its too pretty to use, lol.

yunasy on Feb 28, 2011:

thanks so much for the all the cute stationary you sent me for the WTA !! I especially love the envelope ^^

Rejoicing on Feb 28, 2011:

Thanks for the fabulous Harajuku Girls Wishlist grant! A1 swapper! ( ' * ' )

babynavyblue on Feb 22, 2011:

Many thanks for all the goodies you sent me for the February Wishlist. I love it all!!!

Fablesandcoffee on Feb 18, 2011:

Aww hey glad you got it! Let me know what you think of the mix cds when you rate :)

DeniseN10ec on Jan 7, 2011:

We would like to welcome you to the Shutter Me Up Group . We look forward to seeing your creative photographic talents.

provadia on Nov 17, 2010:

Hey Crystal!

Finally received your 'almost lost' package today! Thank you so so so much! I love the lomo film, the cute pink monster and the deer picture is up on my shelf! Everything is so great! Can't wait to see your cahier!! Definitely want to swap with you again for Christmas!! :D

xx Rossi

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