Swap-bot Time: November 11, 2019 6:44 pm


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: November 11, 2019
Birthday: July 1, 1958
Country: Canada
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About Me

ABOUT THE THREE: I was late on an email swap. Kind of bummed that a late electronic swap ruined over 1,000 stellar swaps. Rules are rules I guess. Just keep in mindβ€”I never flaked; I was just late.

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

1) Even if there's a note or paper inside, please put the swap name somewhere on the envelope, too.
2) If choices are allowed, my postcard preference is blank in an envelope.

I am an avid reader (by heart), romantic (by nature), 60 (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
  • Cafes, street scenes
  • Canadian souvenir sticker sheets or singles
  • cardinals (birds)
  • cameos
  • clouds
  • courtrooms
  • covered bridges
  • Downton Abbey
  • Elongated pennies
  • Envelope/Letter seals
  • FDC (First Day Covers)
  • gazebos
  • glitter
  • gift cards from Michael's, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Walmart
  • hourglass
  • Jim Holtz items
  • journals
  • keys
  • key chains
  • kissing
  • ladybugs
  • lambs
  • 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
  • rhinestones
  • roses
  • samples of ATCs, decos, and FBs
  • snails
  • spoons
  • Starbucks gift cards and other goodies ;)
  • 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
  • Tim Horton gift cards and goodies :)
  • 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. For 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, Downton Abbey, 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/coffee cups
  • Sharpie pens (fine/ultra fine)
  • Souvenir item from Austria or Disney World
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • Stickers suitable for journals and planners
  • Swap cards
  • Tim Horton gift cards


doodlebugdezines rated for PC Series - Sept 2019 on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you!! Sorry my rating is late... I’ve been on vacation πŸ˜‰
couchart rated for 1-2-3-4 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks for resending the cards for this swap. The owl and tea cards are my favorites.
Response: Super! Thanks for rating.
Conniegirl rated for Scavenger Hunt - Objects on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Love everything, thank you!
Response: Wonderful. Thanks.
Conniegirl rated for Writers Scavenger Hunt | 5 on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you! The note cards were exceptionally pretty. :)
Response: Wonderful. Thanks for rating.
bluehairedmary rated for PC Series 2019 - August on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Each card you sent was fabulous! I especially love the odd-shaped food truck pc! Can't wait to send that one! Thanks again!
Response: Glad they were all new! Thanks for rating.
Eulegirl rated for Scavenger Hunt - Sept on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I especially like Smokey Bear and the Polaroid size one.
Response: Glad you liked them. Smokey was my favourite, too. Thanks for rating.
kgeslab rated for Doodle-A-Day Int'l on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Sorry for this very late rating!
Response: Better late than never. Thanks for rating.
shirleyinCA rated for Scavenger 30 T/F on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Very delightful cards - my favorite is Mickey in the Animal Kingdom! I'm going to guess that the true statement is you won a singing contest, because I sure hope you didn't pick winning numbers and not play them ??!! But oh dear, if that happened, how much money did you NOT win?!
Response: True statement: didn't play the lottery numbers--lost $6 million dollars about thirty years ago. I didn't want to spend my last dollar... I went to the bingo hall where my mother was. She saw I was shaking...Then I told her. OMG...
Comment: I love this coffee drink postcard and in fact I want to go to the cafe right now and write postcards while enjoying that drink. Thanks for the swap and for the terrific library quotes. I can also relate to libraries getting me thru times of no money!
beccab rated for Stick & Post on Sep 20, 2019
Stitcheddreams rated for Doodle-A-Day | August on Sep 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun doodles!
Response: Happy it got there. Thanks for rating.
Tryph rated for Going Green - August on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: No problem. Thanks for rating.
Conniegirl rated for 1-2-3-4-5 on Sep 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed going through everything. This really was happy mail. :) Thank you for hosting the swap.
Response: My pleasure. Hope to swap again!
papercraftkath rated for Sticker Time on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun stickers!
Response: No problem. Thanks for the rating,
doodlebugdezines rated for Four Seasons + on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Thank you. I liked the Dunk Island one best. Tossed the Van Gogh, sticker issues made it non-sendable in my book.
Response: Oh, okay. Thanks for the rating.
mandigutterrose rated for Maps n Things on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: Such intricate maps, very cool. Thank you for resending.
Response: Thank goodness these arrived! Thanks for your patience and for the rating.
PineappleTarts rated for Three Please on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you, very nice postcards! My favorite is the Canadian map.
Response: I thought the map might be a hit :) Thanks for rating.
Hunbun rated for Postal Smileys on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Unfortunately, nobody signed the card. :( Thanks, though!
Response: Awww, oh well. Thanks for rating.
LadyJo rated for SF ~ Blind Postcard Swap INT on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Love the postcards you sent to me! Thank you so much! I love the swap-bot paper you wrote the note to me on too! Did you make those?
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the rating. PM me with your email/username, and I'll send a sheet. Then you can print them off for your use.
kelliegirl6 rated for Haiku PC on Aug 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the Haiku. If you moved, I hope it went well! 😊
Response: No problem! Thanks for rating.

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derakisu on Aug 9, 2019:

I came by to send you a message but when I saw your wishlist, I noticed the Sharpies. Have you tried the Art Pens ? I get them at the Dollar store and I think they're a pure marvel to sketch and write with.

CurlyTea on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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