Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2018 3:45 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2017
Last Online: February 24, 2018

Country: Canada
Catina's Randoms

About Me

I am behind in a couple of my swaps because I didn't leave the house for 2 weeks due to a concussion and for some of the swaps I needed extra items :) I do apologize and will have the rest sent out shortly. Thanks

I am very excited to be a part of swap-bot and enjoy it a lot. If there is an issue please send me a message

&& December and January are especially hard months for me. Getting mail and goodies from everyone in the swaps has really lifted my spirits. Thanks a bunch&&

I am a single mom of four. I teach mixed media art to children ages 6-12 years old and work at a community centre. I love writing and have published a couple of books. I won first prize for one of my poems a few years ago and had one of my stories published in Chicken Soup for the Soul. I also love art journaling and photography. I have 3 cats and a dog. Art journaling is my favorite.

I've been keeping a journal since I was 13 years old so its been over 3 decades. I have quite the collection now!

Favorite Books

I like variety when it comes to books.

Instead of naming the books, I will name some of the authors I like: *Stephen King *L.M. Montgomery *Charlotte Gray *Patricia Cornwell *Margaret Atwood *Sylvia Plath *Charles Dickens *J.K. Rowling *James Patterson

And I am sure there are others I just can't think of right at this moment.

Favorite Movies

Some of my fav movies are: *Stand by Me *Fried Green Tomatoes *A Christmas Carol *The Colour Purple *Gremlins *Anne of Green Gables *Goonies *One Magic Christmas *Scrooged (with Bill Murray) *Stand by Me

Favorite Television

I like mostly crime shows such as Dateline, Law & Order and Criminal Minds. I watch TV while I am crocheting, writing in my journal or folding laundry. I don't usually sit down and watch a specific show.

Favorite Crafts

My absolute favourite is art journaling. I have been doing it a few years now. I especially like washi tape and things I find lying around, missing playing cards, using markers etc. I also put in stuff that I come across during my journey. For example if I go to a movie I will paste my ticket stub in my journal. Or if I get a really cool birthday card. So my journals say a lot about me. Some people say I suffer from "Stationary Sickness" and I am okay with that. That's the truth!

I also like painting and drawing and photography. I have had a couple of my own solo art shows and have sold over a dozen pieces but have just been into art the last couple years. Although I haven't created any new pieces in almost a year. I've been busy raising the kids, focusing on my writing and keeping balance using my art journal.

I also do a bit of crocheting. Mostly just scarves and baby blankets.

A Few Likes

I like: *Strawberry Shortcake (especially the vintage looking ones. I also like Huckleberry Pie).


*Harry Potter (Harry, Hagrid and Dobby)

*Alice in Wonderland (Alice)

*Beauty and the Best (Belle)


*Vintage Looking items

*Used Stamps (to put in my art journal)


And I like pens, especially felt pens....

I love journals, especially hand made :) I like both lined and blank.

Beverages -I like mint tea, peppermint tea, lemon, hot chocolate, different favourite flavors of hot chocolate and apple cider :)

And snail mail, of course I love snail mail!!!

Hey you, thanks for stopping by! Just remember you are awesome!


  • Although I like stickers I am not a fan of stickers that are emoji's, reward stickers or food stickers.

  • solid coloured notecards (I prefer ones with an image/print)

  • plastic coloured tape (I guess its fake washi?)

*I don't have any allergies


suntattoo rated for Ephemera Love on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Interesting assortment of things! The elephant stickers make me smile :)
Anney rated for Christmas POSTCARD swap on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Dear Catina, Thank you very much for your nice postcard. It must have gotten stuck somewhere at the post and took a little longer to reach me. :-) I hope 2018 has started great for you and will continue that way! All the best, Anney
Comment: Thank you for resending and I'm very happy to receive these great samples. I also want to say thanks for the cute Strawberry postcard :) Happy swapping!
chelle523 rated for MJS: Classroom Valentine Swap on Feb 18, 2018
Comment: I love what you sent! Thanks so much for joining the swap! <3
AlyssaYFTM rated for newbie welcome February 2018 on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful package! Everything in it is beautiful! I wish I could give more hearts! ❤ ❤
frenchd73 rated for The city where you live on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card, it got here quick! I really appreciate the card and you resending!! :)
Response: Please see your message. Thanks.
Comment: Thank you so much ! Love the owl postcard❤️❤️❤️❤️
Gaelan rated for WIYM: I love snail -mail supplies #4 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Wow! What a fantastic envelope! Thanks so much. Happy Swapping!
Liiskah rated for WIYM: Let's Trade 3 Postcards #3 on Feb 7, 2018
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely postcards :)
Chaosfay rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #6 on Feb 6, 2018
MsBellaDonna rated for postcard roulette january 2018 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet postcard :)
ckwini rated for Newbie Friendly Happy Mail on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Absolutely love the variety of items in this package! My favorite is the peacock note card. Thank you Catina!
miia rated for IPC: Easy Peasy PC Swap on Feb 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful postcard! Have a nice weekend! :)
SnailerAH rated for Christmas surprise newbie welcome on Jan 22, 2018
Johanna51 rated for The city where you live on Jan 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the Ottawa pc. Sorry for late rating.
Response: Just glad it arrived. Thanks.
Ikran3 rated for Christmas surprise newbie welcome on Jan 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute items - just arrived today! :)
Response: Glad they arrived and you like them!
HolgaLove rated for FAST SWAP - get/improve ratings,! on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute cards and washi tape. Have a great day!
Response: Welcome and all the best in the New Year.
Comment: Thank you very much
Response: Welcome :)
susanica rated for Stuff an Envelope with Smiles #1 on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: thank you very much for your envelope. The heart is for the special beautiful washi you include:) i love it have a great day and a Happy New Year
Response: Thanks! All the best in the New Year.
Wheat2bn rated for Notecard and Stationery Swap on Dec 29, 2017

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sassafrass on Feb 16, 2018:

Hope you feel better! Take care of yourself!

KandaceB on Feb 1, 2018:

Thank you so much for the extra cards in the Postcard Roulettes! Love the strawberry shortcake, where can I find these cards?!

ellecamino on Dec 15, 2017:

@MisplacedfromPA Glad you liked my letter and I am looking forward to hearing from you in the New Year. Wishing you and your family all the best!

ellecamino on Dec 15, 2017:

@MarHelene glad you liked it!

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 11, 2017:

Received a lovely letter from you today. I will write you back once the hustle and bustle of the holiday is over. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year.

USAFwife on Nov 29, 2017:

Very nicely filled out profile! :) I hope you decide to join the Collected Journal Pages swap. :)

MarHelene on Nov 27, 2017:

Thank you for my extra card from the post card roulette November swap!

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