Swap-bot Time: November 21, 2017 2:51 pm


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: November 21, 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.

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
  • Canadian souvenir sticker sheets or singles
  • 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
* Route 66 * 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


MarieS rated for Represent the country 4 on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Lyndall rated for WIYM: SEND ME SOMETHING - Sept. 2017 on Nov 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard xo
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
Comment: I love the sticker sheet you sent - it is just my style. Thank you for the resend of this swap. Take good care.
Response: Glad it arrived and you liked the items. Thanks for rating.
CWarner rated for PH: Postcard Poker #2 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Your re-send envelope arrived last night, Monique! Thanks so much for the great cards--love 'em! The one that looks like toast with Nutella and strawberries looks yummy and I just might have to try it sometime. Great stamps too which I always appreciate.Thanks again and have a great weekend. If the original envelope ever shows up I'll let you know.
Response: Happy that this one arrived. Thanks for rating.
armadillogal rated for Match'em PC on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Great lighthouse card!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for rating.
Toby2017 rated for Two Words on Nov 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard! I think I live these two words everyday! Just let go...perfect!!!
Response: Indeed. Working on it everyday, too. Thanks for rating.
LovelyLindaSwap rated for Seeing Doubles - 2 on Oct 31, 2017
Comment: Thanks.
Response: Thanks for rating. Glad they arrived.
user6937 rated for Map/Flag/Profile Related #3 on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the Brazil map card!
Response: No problem; glad it arrived. Thanks for rating.
judee0624 rated for One Map PC (Blank or Naked) #5 on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely card of Norway. Yes, teal is my fave. Can't get enough of it.
Response: Sorry for the lateness in responding. Thanks for rating.
Cariboocarol rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for all of the 'pretty' items---this was a really nice swap!!
Response: Sorry for the late response. Thanks for rating.
Coco26 rated for Alphabet - J, K, L on Oct 15, 2017
Response: Glad they arrived. Thanks for rating.
Kraftylady777 rated for **Loose Sticker Swap!** on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much
Response: Glad it arrived. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely stamps Monique!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you so much! I will add my sticker and pass it on
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
mamajoy rated for Take Your Pick - Naked Map #3 on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Very nice card! It's hard to wrap your head around the size of Australia!!! Amazing. Stamps are great too.
Response: It is amazing. Glad you like the pc. Thanks for rating.
ccmmsu rated for My Favorite Colors on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful PCs! I like those colors, too! And now I want to go float in an ocean surrounded by a heart shaped island. :)
Response: I know, eh? It's a favorite with a lot of people. Thanks for rating.
mandigutterrose rated for It Still Exists... on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: I've been butting heads with my son recently, so I was really touched my your son's instagram mention. What a sweet moment for you.
Response: The sweetest ever. Hang in there with your son. Thanks for rating.
pinkrenegade rated for Sept Happy Mail on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Nice package Monique ~ thank you very much! Niagara Falls is so gorgeous. It would be great to see it one day.
Response: It's a sight to see that's for sure. Thanks for rating.
Chaosfay rated for Q&A - A, B or C? on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Your answers are hilarious and adorable. I got a good chuckle out of this.
Response: Glad to see your response. Thanks for rating.
SGriffin rated for Name your animal on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.

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