Swap-bot Time: September 19, 2018 9:15 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: September 19, 2018

Country: Canada


I am a nemophilist. I love wandering, camping, and being outdoors especially in the woods and near a body of water. I work at a creative and active adult day program with people living with Dementia part time and at a pediatric respite care centre part time here 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; they have stories. I also really love sepia tones and the clothing people wore days gone by.

In my own arts and craft making, in addition to using photography and vintage ephemera, I also love faux vintage and use a lot of it in craft. It adds to the story I am sharing in my art.

I am currently mostly enjoying creating mixed media pieces of all sizes 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 am interested and keen on finding some more time for assemblage art and acrylic pouring.

I love all things PAPER from letter paper to scrapbook paper and interesting textured papers or fibres.


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

textured paper and unique fibres

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

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.




Justjada rated for Under the Sea Mini Pocket Letter on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket letter and goodies!
Comment: Such a cool and fun collection. I really like the cutouts and ephemera pieces you included. And that vintage photo is so pretty. Thank you!!
DaiziDruke rated for junk journal supplies - green on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely green things! I'm excited to use these in my journal.
Comment: Love the vintage theme! Thank you for everything!!
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail package, Helene! Shame the first one didn't reach me, I'm sure it was wonderful. The second one that did is amazing. I've never received so much stuff in such a swap, everything is with quality and picked with love. I will try and make sure to use everything for swaps that are worth it! Loved the washi samples so much and the animal notecards! Thank you so much for this happy mail, it made me very very happy ^^ <3
Response: I thought I just sent the second package to you last week! Perhaps this is the 1st package and another will be on your doorstep in 2 months! Here is hoping! Thanks for the rating!
YooperHill rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Youre welcome! Take care!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap! I loved the envie design, the cards, and the goodie holder you sent!
Response: Awesome. Take care!
Comment: Thank you for this Happy Mail. Used some right away in a work in progress. Great stuff!!
Response: So happy you found it useful. Thanks for the kind words. Funny, I am just putting another package together for you now for the WIYM - Paper fun swap.Take care.
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap :)
Response: you're welcome. Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thanks so much.
Response: Thank you !
Comment: thank you so much
Response: You're welcome!
Lucine rated for Mixed Media March post card 2 on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for resending. I received a postcard with a vintage prompt.
silvermoonsnake rated for Darkside reboot on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks <3
Response: you're welcome!
Comment: Thank you very much <3
Response: you are welcome!
RiverTopanga rated for Add 3 elements on Sep 1, 2018
Comment: Hello Helene.... I Love, Love, Love the ATC you created for the swap! You are very talented! Thank you for taking the time, effort, and love to put into making such a beautiful creation. And thank you also for the extras.. fun :-) <3
Response: This was a very enjoyable ATC challenge! Thanks for the kind words. Tkae care!
Comment: What a lot of happy in my mailbox! Love how you made all those little pockets and envelopes, every time a new surprise behind it!
Response: I've been so inspired by the different flip books I've been seeing in the mail lately. Thank you for rating
sillysusie rated for Art journaling on Aug 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you I am so impressed and inspired
Response: Thanks for hosting this swap. Ihope you'll host more like this!
me2az50 rated for INT Envelope of green for ATCS on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the greens. Now its time to start using them.
Response: I love the challenge of only sending one colour. Thanks for rating, take care.
Airam rated for Lacy PC on Aug 23, 2018
Comment: I love it! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thanks! I received today. Gotta love the postal system. Was worth the wait.

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ittybittykitty on Jul 6, 2018:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stamped Images for Crafting swap! I really liked the images you sent!

pinkrenegade on Feb 28, 2018:

For what must be the 20th time!!!!... instead of writing a lot in the comment section, I just wrote that to see if it would go through. When it did I went back and wrote on it.. twice. Nothing. But thank you many times over for the great 3 letters sets of vintage stationery! ♥♥ Happy Note Card Feb #2

pinkrenegade on Feb 26, 2018:

Helene ~ I have no idea what's going on with my computer. I received your swap for Happy Notecard Feb #2, and since Friday I've been trying a few times a day to rate you, but nothing shows up. I will keep trying so you can get your ♥ :o) Pat

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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