Swap-bot Time: September 22, 2018 3:38 am


Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: August 31
Country: Canada
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About Me

IMPORTANT: There is a possibility that Canada Post workers will go on strike starting SEPTEMBER 26, 2018. That means no incoming or outgoing mail will be delivered. We have no way right now of knowing if the strike will actually go forward or how long it will last.

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Hello everyone!

Welcome to my profile! I'm a French Canadian girl in her early thirties (yikes!). I'm also fluent in English, and can understand Spanish and Italian. I really love learning new languages and wish I had the time and energy to learn them all! The next two languages I want to learn are Danish (I know a little bit) and German.

I've had many changed in my life in 2017-2018. My first child, a baby girl, was born in March of 2018. Because of that, I can sometimes be slow with my ratings but I'll always rate within a week or two of receiving a swap. You can always check with me if you are worried your swap hasn't arrived.

I took a long hiatus from Swap-Bot, but now I am back and loving it more than ever! I just love preparing something for someone I don't know and knowing it will brighten their day. I take my swaps very seriously, I always send on time, and it is why I would prefer you contact me and give me a chance to re-send if something gets lost in the mail before rating.

I have a large variety of interests which include (but are not limited to) reading, paper crafting, bullet journaling, computer/video games, and writing letters/novels.

I love participating in any kind of swaps, but type 1s and 2s are my favorite. I host many swaps here on Swap-Bot, but also in my Facebook groups (pen pal groups). (See above for more details). I also have a blog where I review books and I write a newsletter for one of my groups.

In 2018, I hope to develop my skills in art journals and ATCs. I love the feeling of freedom that comes with creating something out of nothing!

Favorite Books

I'll read anything that catches and holds my attention. My preferred genres are thrillers, crime novels, chick lit, and non-fiction (self help and autobiographies).

Some of my favorite authors:

Louise Jensen, Karen Clarke, Kathy Reichs, Ken Follett, Camilla Lackberg, Dan Brown, Amelie Dubois, and L.M. Montgomery.

Favorite Television

Netflix is my best friend and so is the French Canadian version of it tou.tv. I mainly watch sitcoms, game shows, reality shows, and paranormal shows.

Sitcoms: How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Full House, Fuller House, Friends, 2 Broke Girls, Scrubs, One Day at a Time

Other shows: Castle, Bones, Ghost Hunters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Gilmore Girls,

For your French Canadians: Les beaux malaises, Radio Enfer, District 31, and shows with Patrice L'Écuyer or Véronique Cloutier.

Favorite Crafts

I love making pcoket letters and flipbooks. I sometimes dabble in scrapbooking, but I find it too time-consuming and I never have enough time to finish my projects.

I also like to cross stitch. Again, I rarely finish any projects. I've got about 5 on-going projects at the moment.

My goals for 2018 are art journals, ATCs, and junk journaling.

Swaps - Likes

  • Stickers
  • Touristic postcards (but other kinds are okay too)
  • Washi tape (ADDICTED!)
  • Magnets (touristic)
  • Bookmarks
  • Tea bags (please don't send at the moment, since I am breastfeeding)
  • Embellishments/die cuts for paper crafting
  • Anything Harry Potter
  • Planner stickers
  • Small journals
  • Blank notecards
  • Handmade envelopes

Swaps - Dislikes

There aren't many things I don't like to receive. Here is a small list of things I would prefer not to receive:

  • Nothing violent (against any living creature)
  • Nothing with spiders (my phobia)
  • Nothing religious. Spiritual and/or paranormal is fine.
  • Nothing erotic/nude
  • Nothing related to politics.
  • Though I like to color, I don't like receiving coloring pages. Got too many coloring books at home!

Swaps - Misc.

I am opened to doing private swaps, especially if you are new to Swap-Bot and have been banned from my swaps because of it. You need to be committed though.

I'd be interested in doing easy swaps like postcards, washi samples, and loose stickers.

Stickers & Washi

I thought these deserved a section of their own. My wishes are just that... wishes. No obligation to send!

Stickers (likes): dolphins, butterflies, owls, and frogs

Stickers (dislikes): Disney, religious, children stickers (ie Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc.)

Washi samples: LOVE all kinds, but right now I am looking for either skinny samples or themed samples (ie books, dolphins, butterflies, etc.).


newrule rated for Simple Washi Swap! on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely selection of washi samples! Loved them!
pattiairel rated for CHWH;;Random Act of Kindness on Sep 11, 2018
Comment: thanks for a nice swap!♥♥
Thatlushdudejoe rated for Simple Washi Swap! on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the washi! I dont have any of those so yay!! =)
Comment: Love the mini pocket letter - thanks for the goodies :)
laterdayze rated for QUICK SWAP - Flat Item INTL on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the washi samples!
Comment: Thanks for your review, Valerie! I am sorry to hear that the book wasn't any good and you didn't enjoy it. How disappointing for you! I hope you go on to read something much better next! I wonder if the other book in the pair by Karen Harper is any good.
Response: Don't worry too much. The book wasn't horrible (I've definitely read worse!) but it wasn't the best! I'm giving the Karen Harper part a chance, now.
katmandu rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: What a great PC! Looks like a cross between a silkie chicken and a duck-billed platypus! Thank you!
Writercat rated for Acrostic Bio on Aug 31, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for your nice card and notepaper, Valerie. Imagine you being so close just over in Orleans. That was fun to see that. Cathy
Comment: What a lovely postcard, I would love to take the cruise around the island.
jenmcjen rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks. I love How I Met Your Mother! I also love this simple green pear. Fabulous! Your printing is so beautiful, I hope you have made it a font at some point. If not, DO! Thanks so much!
pynart2 rated for Quick Swap - Let's Send on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: I really loved the Pkg. you sent. Thanks for the extras also.
dearchelsie rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. This is also one of my favorite swaps.
Hyshu rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great card!
pinkrenegade rated for Represent A Province #1 on Aug 22, 2018
Comment: This is a beautiful postcard ~ thank you Valerie! I have never been to Niagara Falls but love it every time I see pictures of it, or they show it on the weather station.
shellyc rated for INTL Happy Mail - 5 Pieces on Aug 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for this great assortment, I'll enjoy using these goodies! 😀
gizmodust rated for Eyes closed swap 22 on Aug 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute post card. I love these Eyes Closed Swaps too. I've been doing a lot more PC swaps. So quick and easy. Thanks again.
Tuutis rated for Pocket Letter -Summertime on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you, so cute!
simcoe54 rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #7 on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards.
Comment: The sentimental circus envelope was very appreciated!
oetje72 rated for WTL ~ DIY with washi tape on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: Lovely! Espacially the magnet, love that one. Thank you.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 255 44 48
Completed Fives Threes Ones
186 349 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
59 85 42 0
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CurlyTea on Aug 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #12 (huge apologies - i am late!)

Those who look only to the past and present Will sure miss their future

J f kennedy

adaywithmom on Mar 1, 2018:

Profile Quote #12 From: April - (adaywithmom)

"Be strong you never know who you are inspiring." -unknown

Have a great day! 😊 April

ncnurse04 on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Happiness in a nutshell. Who knew? Nice to meet you! Michelle

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

krissyhead1990 on Feb 28, 2018:

For > Profile Quote 12

Here is one of my favorite (and true!) travel quotes... I hope you are inspired to travel as much as I am.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block


bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

WritersSoul on Feb 27, 2018:

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

...well said...I like a man that's honest and crafty

Profile Quote #11

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