Swap-bot Time: July 27, 2017 5:44 am


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: July 27, 2017
Birthday: July 1
Country: Canada
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About Me

If you prefer blank postcards in swaps, join my group "Postcard Stashers" that deals with swaps requiring blank postcards only.

Private request: Looking for more postcards from the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon. It's a hotel for book lovers. * Please * pm me!

REGARDING SWAPS: Even if there's a note or paper inside, please put the swap name somewhere on the envelope, too. And if you are able, instead of a swap note (swap and who it's from), I wouldn't mind all that information on a postcard and sent it in the swap package!

I am an avid reader (by heart), romantic (by nature), 58 (by years alive), French (by design), Canadian (by birth), Ontario (by residency), engaged (by choice), Pentecostal/born-again (by faith) and loved (by God and all who know me).

I am also a freelance editor, writer, and founder of Halcyon Days Magazine at (http://halcyondaysmagazine.blogspot.ca).

Fav Swap Themes


  • 3D items (the kind that look like they're moving)
  • anything with the following words (or derivatives) on them: "Create," "Discover," "Dream," "Imagine," "Journey," "Memories," "Mystery," "Passion"
  • beach scenes
  • books (medical romance, law/courtroom, rescue)
  • bookmarks
  • Canadian gift cards for Amazon, Coles/Indigo, Michaels, Target, Walmart
  • cardinals (birds)
  • cameos
  • clouds
  • courtrooms
  • covered bridges
  • Downton Abbey
  • FDC (First Day Covers)
  • gazebos
  • glitter
  • hourglass
  • Jim Holtz items
  • journals
  • keys
  • key chains
  • kissing
  • ladybugs
  • libraries
  • MAILBOXES - any items! Stamps, rubber stamps, envelopes, stickers...
  • maps on anything (trinkets, postcards, notecards, etc.)
  • MAXI cards
  • mickey mouse
  • moleskin planners
  • nautical objects (seashells, anchors, etc.)
  • panda bears
  • pens / fountain pens / FriXion pens
  • pocket letter refills
  • postcards (if the swap calls for naked, then don't send in an envelope). Basically, my preference is blank postcards in an envelope. I like postcards with beautiful or unique postmarks, mailboxes, stamps, and tea/coffee cups.
  • postmarks (unbroken) on stamps/envelopes
  • rain/rainbows
  • roses
  • samples of ATCs, decos, and FBs
  • snails
  • spoons
  • stickers suitable for diaries and planners
  • teddy bears (and anything with teddies on them) EXCEPT Winnie-the-Pooh
  • things framed/llined with gold or silver
  • travel-related items
  • umbrellas
  • vintage ephemera
  • wishing wells (fountains)

I prefer not receiving things with the following themes. But if it's a sender's choice, don't worry about it :)
* angels * balloons * cartoonish things -- see samples here * cats * clowns * dogs * Hello Kitty
* Winnie-the-Pooh

Fav Colors, Scents, & Tastes

My favorite color schemes are teal green/blue and coral or purple tones, hunter green, or ocean colors. My favorite flower and scent is Lily-of-the-Valley. When it comes to cooking or tastes, I'm a fan of anything with cinnamon, chocolate, lemon and orange in it.

Favorite Television

I can't get enough reruns of Bones, Coach, Dexter, ER, Flashpoint, Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, Mr. Selfridge, Rome, Trauma

Other Fav Pastimes

I love cross-stitching, painting with acrylics, sketching, and definitely photography.

Wish list

  • Address labels
  • Anything to help organize things better
  • Blank postcards
  • Fountain pens
  • "FriXion" pens by Pilot
  • Lapel pins
  • Note cards
  • Postcards with teacups/coffeecups
  • Sharpie pens (fine/ultra fine)
  • Souvenir item from Austria or Disney World
  • Stickers suitable for journals and planners
  • Swap cards
  • Tim Horton gift cards


dodie rated for Scavenger Hunt - July on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: thanks for everuthing; love the Canada's postcard
LisaLisa3 rated for Postcard Purge-Can/US on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards. : )
phenley rated for TPW: Favorite Quote on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you, I loved the quote.
Response: Thanks for rating.
Minxy1964 rated for I Can't Believe I... on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: You managed to send me a card with raspberries on it. That's worth a heart! Xx
Response: Haha. Glad I mailed a smile :) Thanks for rating.
ainaignies rated for TPW: Favorite Quote on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for rating.
isabellasnow rated for Postcard Mix on Jul 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards, Monique! My most favorite is the wildlife in Canada card--such vibrant, beautiful colors.
Response: I know, eh? It's beautiful. Thanks for the rating.
frogginghappy rated for Quickie : 4-4-U - July on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the presents 😁 I couldn't wait and opened them all...I hope you like the package I sent you as much as I did! 💞
Response: Thanks for the rating. Yes, I sure did like your package!
aspens rated for Favorite TV Series/Movie Quote on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: I've never seen Downton Abbey, but the quote you sent was pretty funny. Thank you for the postcard!
Response: You never saw Downton Abbey? Goodness! A great TV series. Thanks for rating.
EmilyT rated for Spell Out - June on Jul 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you! My favorite is the Alice pc ♥️ and...here us a "j" connection to your replacement pc...Telluride is located in the San Juan montains! So there is your J!
Response: Ahhhh. Thanks for the trivia :) Glad you liked everything. Thanks for rating.
Wildchild rated for 3 Things In An Envelope INTL #2 on Jul 5, 2017
Comment: Super selection, thank you! I love the post card
Response: Happy you're happy ;) Thanks for rating.
mandigutterrose rated for Just The Facts on Jul 3, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating.
aspens rated for Action! on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Super rad postcards!! The tightrope walker & the Crayola ones are so unique, thank you!
Response: Thanks. Glad you liked them. It was tough giving them away but there you have it ;) Thanks for rating.
bstrong rated for Three Things in an Envelope on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you for reading my profile i love everything and have none of the stamps - even the one you used on the envelope I dont have. So the whole envelope put a smile on my face. Thank you.
Response: I thought you might like the stamps ;) Thanks for rating.
PostcardAl rated for postcards mix in envelope on Jun 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Monique, and thanks for the cards. I'm hoping to visit Canada (Lake Superior) in July. Best, al
Response: Glad they arrived and you like them. Canada welcomes you whenever you can make it ;) Thanks for rating.
FelinaSP rated for Match'em PC on Jun 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard of yellow jasmine that you sent me, I also really liked the quote! Greetings from Chile!
Response: I know, eh? Lovely quote. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Love the cards you chose for this swap. They are all new ones for me. Thank you!
Response: Great! Thanks for rating.
sperkows rated for Pick 6, send 3 on Jun 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely and thoughtful items. I love the it all! :D
Response: No problem ;) Thanks for rating.
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Postcard Poker #1 on Jun 24, 2017
Comment: Yay! 2 pairs! Love the maps, thank you!
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for rating.
wm rated for Say it with stamps on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you! What a fun story :)
Response: Whew... Haha. It was a fun exercise. Thanks for rating.
grstamping rated for Send Anything - May on Jun 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome giraffe postcards and the mailbox photo card you have sent. I LOVED it!!!
Response: Thanks for rating. I was hoping you'd like them ;)

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