Swap-bot Time: February 22, 2018 12:44 am


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: February 21, 2018

Country: Canada


I am a nemophilist. I love wandering, camping, and being outdoors. I work at a creative and active adult day program with people living with Dementia on Vancouver Island on the Canadian west coast. I am introverted, musical, and creative. I love art/craft exchanges and letter writing, so I am super stoked to find this community.

I love photography, especially photos from the first half of the 1900s. I appreciate things from the past. They have stories. In my own craft making, in addition to vintage ephemera, I also include things that look vintage, even if they are not from a long time ago. It adds to the story I am sharing within my own art.

I currently mostly enjoy making mixed media pieces and artist trading cards. I love layering and incorporating many smaller crafts onto bigger pieces as well as mixing paint, paper, photography, and rubber stamp ink and images. I find layering textures and colours really satisfying.

I love all things PAPER from notebooks to scrapbook paper and all in between.


Some materials I use often in my craft includes but are never limited to:

textured paper

strips of lace and ribbon

metal charms

brads of all shapes, sizes, and colours

leaf skeletons

old keys or key images

die cuts

anything vintage or vintage looking

steampunk, Victorian, and space themes

homesteading images, pictures of tools/items

nature themes and fairies, gnomes, fantasy, forest creatures, and folklore

trees, leaves, plants

dark, Hallowe'en, witchy, and spooky themes

handmade paper

really sparkly paper

rubber stamped paper in all above themes

photography/imagery in all above themes

Woodblock or rubber stamps

Old photography or picture postcards

die cuts and wood or wood like elements

anything for mixed media art making like artist trading cards, inchies, cards, smash books,paper art on wood/canvas/cardboard etc

Tim Holtz Ideology "Paperie Salvage Stickers", or more high end mixed media use style stickers for craft

nature themes and woodland animals

anything handmade, especially by you

**letter paper, handmade/coloured patterned envelopes

mail art

I love rich colours, deep dark reds, rich browns, oranges, blues, and greens. Mossy and inviting. I also love using silver, gold, and copper tones.

No Thanks!

Some things I would not like. Thank you!

foam shapes or kid crafts

city postcards

dollar store stickers

No religious or holiday stuff please (unless I have specifically joined a swap for it)

I am not a fan of childish stamps or images

No princess or Disney stuff. I will not pass it on either (sorry) I do, however, use crown brads or images on atcs.

I am not interested in your current ephemera like yesterday's bus ticket, receipts, labels etc. It will likely just get recycled. Truly vintage or Tim Holtz style only please.

New Pen Friends?

Please, if we do a swap and you like to write or keep penfriends, include a letter and I will likely write you back!

If I have added you as a "friend" on swap-bot, it is likely because you host awesome swaps and I would like to remember so I can go back to your page and see if you have anything up. Otherwise, we're likely penfriends.



Comment: This is the sweetest thing I've ever seen! So many goodies and things to see. It's so cold and snowy out today - but this has warmed me right up! Love it - thank you!!!!
Response: Aww thanks for the kind words! I am loving the mini flip books; so many possibilities for secret pockets, layering, ribbons, and of course extra goodies! They are so fun to make!
ElectricHare rated for ATC - Silver, Gold, and Copper. on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: Oh wow thank you for the ATCs! I absolutely love your style!
Response: Thank you! My favourite of the three I sent you is the silver one. Thanks for the kind words and the rating! Cheers!
bluecrayons rated for 30 Questions on Feb 14, 2018
Jsereg001 rated for Ephemera pack swap: vintage on Feb 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks you for the beautiful vintage goodies!!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I really enjoy preparing these destash swaps as much as I do receiving them ;) Cheers!
karenc5079 rated for ATC-Used Xmas Card recycle on Feb 11, 2018
Comment: To Cute.
MoodyBlue rated for Kids only penpals! Ages 6-9 on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Hopefully you get our response!
Comment: Thanks for the ATC, it really does remind me of Klimt's work 😊
Response: Awesome! I mixed a few of his styles around. They didn't turn out as AMAZING as I had in my head, and a little different from my style of work, but they were super fun to make. Thanks for the rating.
laterdayze rated for ATC-Used Xmas Card recycle on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC and extras!
Comment: Thank you for setting up this one on one swap, the cool ATC, and the challenge to learn something new! Love the extras as well.
pennywhistler rated for 30 Questions on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your answers. I enjoyed reading them!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras. Realy like the gold lace
ladyfluorspar rated for 5x5 on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you
HilC rated for 5x5 on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies! I love the stamped images and the pretty cardstock!
Magenta3 rated for Swap Card Swap on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cards and extras.
kclicquot rated for Recycled Christmas Card ATCs on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the recycled CC ATC! Thank you for the cutouts and the extra ATC! Have a great year!
stiffneck78 rated for Real vintage photo ATC on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Very cool ATC! Thank you for the extra photos too. I like how you wrote what was on the back of the photo you chopped up. Good idea. It makes it much more personal.
Comment: Thank you for the great mini PL, I loved the ATC, and all the goodies! It was so exciting seeing the beautiful turquoise package-I love that paper!! 💙💙
satinification rated for 30 Questions on Jan 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. I love to riding bicycle very fast too ;)
suntattoo rated for 5x5 on Jan 27, 2018
Comment: Love the envie with the plants on it, and the vintage bird papers are so beautiful. Thanks so much.

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btbeth on Dec 21, 2017:

Beautiful handmade tags! Thank you for angeling this swap! I truly appreciate it! Hugs and happy holidays!!

TC on Nov 13, 2017:

"right on!" :) That's the favorite catchphrase of my brand new son-in-law. It's so funny that you wrote that on my profile. LOL.

Eclectonote on Nov 5, 2017:

Thank you for the Brown art swap - the many layers on the ATC made for a little work of art with much depth and interest, and all of the lovely papers and embellishments are inspiring!

sleepingrover2010 on Sep 23, 2017:

Hello Helena,

I want to send you a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for the beautiful piece of art you sent me as a "thank you." It is beautiful and shows a great deal of creativity. I recognize some of the items that I had sent you. I like the butterfly magnified glass piece you put on this piece of art. I love this piece. This piece will have a prominent place in my house. Thank you so much for this gift.

I am so glad that you liked what I sent you. I am so glad that you can use the supplies that I sent you.

I am very happy that I my swap brought a smile to your face.


Bee1981 on May 31, 2017:

Awwww, I am the host of the diffrent stuff for flipbooks... ...I hoped that I would be your partner, cause we have some things in common, but sadly it hasn´t happend.Maybe we can make a private swap one day? Love Rebecca

mgallardo68 on May 26, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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