Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2020 5:11 pm


Date Joined: August 6, 2020
Last Online: October 19, 2020
Birthday: June 23
Country: Canada

About Me

PLEASE NOTE: As of October 1st, 2020: Montreal Canada is back in the red zone and on limited lockdown for Covid-19. What this means: We are allowed to go out to do essential things, but I will be limiting my trips due to having two people in my house who are at high risk. So when I finish this round of swaps, I will likely be joining mostly those that I know are one stamp only so I can just put them in the mailbox and/or only going to the post office once per week.. I don't know if it will affect mail times more than they are already affected but I suspect yes.

10/17/20: I have updated my profile with more likes/dislikes and so on. But honestly, so long as it's not specifically in my dislikes, which is very short, I wouldn't stress too much about it.

I am married and mom to two adult children, one still living at home. I work part-time and am caregiver to my mother-in-law who lives with us. My body tells me I'm getting older but my mind insists I'm still young which makes for some interesting situations at times. I love reading, writing, music and dancing. I like baking, crafting, watching TV, relaxing computer games and surfing the net.

Favorite Music

Technically anything that I can dance to works for me but I am an old school rocker at heart. Yes, I had the Harley Davidson tees, plaid shirts and skin tight jeans back in the '80s. But I do listen to 80s pop, 60s and 70s rock 'n roll and old school rap as well. As for more modern music, Imagine Dragons is incredible.

Favorite Books

Too many to mention by name. I have read a lot of the classics over the years and Austen and Dickens are both favorites. Everyone should read Terry Pratchett at some point in their lives, he's just too good to miss. Agatha Christie will always hold a special place in my heart for introducing me to mystery novels. Little Women was the first book to ever make me cry. Nowadays I read mostly romance (especially historical) and mysteries (especially cozies).

Favorite Television

Favorite Movies and TV:

I don't watch many movies, but when I do it's generally comedy. Other than that I have seen all the MCU and loved them.

As for TV I mostly watch non-scripted shows. Things from Travel Channel, true crime, documentaries on Netflix and shows about history. I loved Modern Family.

Favorite Crafts

Not exactly a traditional "craft" but I like to bake elaborate desserts. I've had a few culinary disasters, but most turn out well.

For actual crafts: Cross-stitch, Scrapbooking, Junk Journals and Making Collages.

I also enjoy writing, whether it's letters or stories.

I am debating with myself whether I want to try ATCs, card making or tag making. I may still jump in on this at some point.


I collect postcards, coins, stamps and Funko pops.


-I particularly like if you send a note/letter with the swap, so if you are pressed for something "extra" just send a nice little letter. I don't base hearts on extras at all, so no worries.

-Anything that can be used for scrapbooking/junk journals: But especially things which are a little larger/easier to handle.

-Animals: Especially cats, elephants, bears and rabbits.

-Birds: Especially owls and cardinals.

-Colors: Anything bright/vibrant, especially purples, pinks, blues, greens or metallic.

-Ephemera: Most, but especially vintage and/or ad related.

-Memo pad sheets: Either small and designed that can be used for scrapbook/journal or large enough to write more than a couple of lines.

-Stamps: Cancelled or not, from any country.

-Stickers: All, but nothing too childish. Pages of small ones that can be used as accents are also good. Especially animals and fantasy themed stickers. Sheets or loose, does not matter.

-Stationery/Cards: Happy to receive any/all. I think handmade things are lovely.

-Postcards: Preferred if they are written on and stamped. Especially of the "touristy" type, but all are welcome. Animals, quotes and retro/vintage are also very good. Honestly, any postcard you think is nice is good.

-Tea: A preference for black teas (Earl Grey, English Breakfast), mint tea or fruit flavored teas. Nothing that tastes like flowers please or green tea.

-Coffee/Hot Chocolate: Happy to receive either in pretty much any flavor.

-"Strange Things": If you have something that is a little odd, quirky, might offend another swapper, I am probably a good candidate to send it to.


Okay, if you take the time to send something I am unlikely to say I don't like it. I am happy to receive things that aren't exactly what's on the list above because I do believe it's the thought that counts. With that said though, please nothing overtly religious (except if a religious site on a postcard or Christmas stuff). And please no candy/sweets, there are two people in my house who can't eat it.

A note about glitter: I don't mind it on cards, stickers and so on. But please, no loose glitter! Now granted, I place the blame squarely on me and the cat, but there was a loose glitter incident with a swap that resulted in me needing to use a sticky roller on him and we'd prefer not to repeat the process, thanks!

A note about stickers: Please don't intentionally go out and buy me teacher/reward stickers. I do however have three people in my family who are teachers and I asked if they could use them and they said sure. So if you have some hanging around from another swap or whatever and want to get rid of them in a sticker swap, feel free to send them to me and they will be passed along and put to good use.


I am a visual, tactile person. I like to be able to hold and examine something. I am not the craftiest person, but I am interested in ATCs, pocket letters and flipbooks. If anyone would like to send me an example, even of a quite simple one (like one pocket basically) or maybe one you weren't quite thrilled with, I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!


As stated in my About Me, I do have Mum living with me. She is quite isolated (especially now) and doesn't use computers without my help. She enjoys online shopping for things with me though and loves picking out gifts and things, we just have only so many people to send things to. Some of the likes above correspond to hers as well. She used to paint but is not steady enough anymore which is one of the reasons doing scrapbooks, junk journals and collages with me is good and rewarding for her as they are more forgiving and help to keep her mind and co-ordination active.

It's still my account, I will still be in charge of and responsible for all swaps, but just know that you are also making an elderly lady very happy by being able to shop for you and enjoying the things you send.

One more thing, anything at all with a cat on it (that meets all other swap requirements) will get an automatic heart :)

Thanks for reading my profile and have a wonderful day! :)


2Hearts rated for How happy is your mail? on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: What a nice swap! Thank you!
romyisa78 rated for WIYM - Tiny blind Autumn swap :) on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: thank you so much. stay safe and healthy
traceyj rated for LLU: TeenTober! on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your TeenTober stories, I had a good laugh :). I've been meaning to return to Discworld too--I've only read Wee Free Men so there's a lot for me to discover. Happy Reading! πŸ“š ❀️
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: Mystery Series week! on Oct 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the e-mail I'll have to check some of these series out!
AzEkologi rated for CS: Halloween card on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card and bonus postcard...that was very thoughtful. I really appreciate that you took the time to write a little letter. It's so nice when someone writes a note, isn't that what getting mail is all about? Best!
Response: Thanks for rating and glad you liked it. I agree with you and I always try to include some kind of note or letter in my swaps and love when people do the same. Take Care :)
Comment: Hi Tatum! Thank you very much, for vintage Christmas postcard. I too like these postcards. I'm the same as you & bake around the holidays & lots of it too. In the spring & summer I don't bake, just too warm outside to do so. I make a lot of baked goods with Egg Nog esp. Yum-yum! You asked me, If I had heard of Tortiere? Yes, I have. But I don't care for pork. So, I won't eat it.
Response: I've never baked with egg nog... I am now very curious about what kinds of things you make. Thanks for rating and take care :)
Stachel rated for Pick - A - Prompt Postcard on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. <3 Wow, I didn't even know that there had been a referendum. I am glad it all turned out as you wished. :)
Response: Me too! Take Care :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmark!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, take care :)
Comment: I agree with you about all the pumpkin everything, pie yes or even muffins, but tea??
Response: Thanks for rating, take care :)
Comment: Your book sounds interesting! I haven't read any of that series, but I did read one by the author last year called "Stranger Diaries" - have you read that one? I really enjoyed that story. Maybe I can find more by her. :) Thanks for sharing! :)
Response: So far the only one I read is the one I told you about, I'll have to check that one out. Take Care :)
USAFwife rated for R&W: World Postcard Day on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Haha - loved the vintage coffee ad postcard! Thanks for sharing :)
thecolorofinfinity rated for Happy Songs on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great songs (and BTW Blues Brothers was one of my fav movies growing up!).
Response: I know right? Such a good movie, even after all these years! Take Care :)
Pei04 rated for ESG: October Survey on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. It was nice getting to know you a bit more :)
Response: Thank you, take care :)
Pei04 rated for Happy Songs on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list of happy songs! I have to agree there's a lot of happy ones on there :) Love it, thanks a lot! :) Hope you're having a wonderful day and stay safe! <3
Response: Thanks so much for rating, take care :)
Comment: Your instincts were right on! I LOVE macabre, weird, odd, etc pc's - thanks for the extra one, too. Did your grandma mean to say crutch? I'm confused by couch, too, lol. I gave up that bad habit many years ago, thankfully. My mom finally gave it up when she was 85!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. Good for you and her, I still do but not in the house, maybe one day, your mom gives me hope :) Take Care :)
03Scarlett rated for ESG: October Survey on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: I loved reading your answers, Tatum and oh my word, your answer to the ? about what would others would be surprised to know about you - after reading it all I could think was ... oh man, better you than me! lol What a story to have to tell though! πŸ˜€ Have a good day, friend!
Response: Thanks for rating, I love these kinds of swaps. Take Care :)
USAFwife rated for R&W: Thankful for BOOKS! on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: 2020 has been a bit similar for me, overall. I've found myself going back to dear Agatha Christie more often than usual this year and I've sought out some old favorite titles again after years and years. Comfort reads. :) I haven't tried Terry Prattchett before, but have heard about his Discworld books. I have read some Neil Gaiman and keep intending to read - or at least watch - Good Omens. Maybe in 2021! :) Thanks for sharing!
Response: Ohh, you really should when you get a chance. I was very impressed with how good the Prime series was.
USAFwife rated for R&W: Mystery Series week! on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! I'd forgotten about the Temperance Brennen series and The Cat Who! How could I forget The Cat Who series? I read those forever ago - probably the first 'cozy' series I read. Thanks for reminding me of those - I'm sure there are still titles there I haven't read, and this is a good time to try that out! :)
Response: I could have listed a bunch more too, at this point so often I hear someone talking about a book and I remember reading it, but before they said something it had totally slipped my mind. Take Care :)
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks
Cindymt rated for Happy Songs on Oct 11, 2020

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BlueberryLady on Sep 19, 2020:

Welcome to Beginner's Crafting Group

Cubsfanjennie on Aug 25, 2020:

Thanks so much for joining my Spill it Sister swap! I'm starting to get excited! This is one of my favorite swaps that I have done!!!

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