Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 2:10 pm


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: January 20, 2021
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 mind—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), 61 (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
  • business cards of nearby/favourite cafes and tea rooms
  • Canadian gift cards for Amazon, Coles/Indigo, Michaels, Target, Walmart
  • Cafes, street scenes
  • Canadian souvenir sticker sheets or singles
  • cardinals (birds)
  • cameos
  • Cinderella
  • 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


tampatha rated for Grant A Wish on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: Monique, I loved the post card! thanks so very much. I'm ashamed to say that when I was younger I lived in St. Catharines and only 45 mins from Hamilton and yet, never visited the Dundurn Castle. I wish I had!!!
HarloweHouse rated for 2020 Postcard Series - December on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks. I love the selection you chose and am glad to have them in my collection. .
Cindymt rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
CrystalZ rated for Pass It On #1 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Fun swap idea! I took out the pretty postcards and the rubber stamps. Looking forward to the next round to send out this envelope of goodies!
Lorellie rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the love! Happy New Year!
mamajoy rated for 2021 Alphabet Series A-C on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Really good choices for this alphabet series swap. Thank you. Hope to get up to your neck of the woods this year for the Shaw Festival. Please let us cross the border.
ayahsantos rated for Pick 5 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
telly rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Insta love! :)
kayebubbly rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Mamamoose rated for Instagram Love! on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for your likes and nice comments!
simcoe54 rated for Year End Destash on Jan 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcards.
Response: You bet! Thanks for rating.
CrystalZ rated for A Package of ... Me! on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: You sent me such good items for this unique swap! I really liked the 3 items you picked...the fun lenticular bookmark, the cool map postcard that is definately going into my collection, and the travel stickers thatbI will be using on a scrapbook layout. Thank you!
Response: Happy to know my likes are beneficial to you ;) Thanks for rating.
Tricia22 rated for PS: Snowy Scenery PC's on Jan 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you, love all the postcards!! Happy New Year!❄️❄️
Response: Happy to know that ;) Thanks for rating.
Ashzaller rated for Rushing Senses on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Great Choices! Thank you so much
Response: Thank you my dear.
Fabriqueen rated for November Days on Dec 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your November calendar with me! I really enjoyed this swap! Have a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: No problem. Will do this every two months.
Murmuration rated for Maps, Maps, MAPS... on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the maps!
Response: My pleasure. Thanks for rating.
AlisonKingWriter rated for Pen, Post and Stick on Dec 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the stickers, and those sticky notes are the exact kind I use for my mail book- perfect! Happy holidays! <3 Al
Response: Wonderful! Thanks for rating.
LittleRed rated for November Days on Dec 23, 2020
Comment: Merry Christmas and thanks for hosting such a fun swap❤️
Response: Glad you liked it. Just letting you know a January 2021 swap is going on. Thanks for rating.
ÇisnerosV rated for LSRUS Travelling postcard round 5 on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Response: I’m glad it arrived. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks a lot for the cute things, the Texas card is new to my collection *yay*
Response: Glad to read it! Thanks for rating.

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


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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