Swap-bot Time: October 31, 2020 2:50 am


Date Joined: January 8, 2015
Last Online: July 9, 2020
Birthday: June 29, 1986
Country: Canada
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About Me

Hello! I'm Carmen. I live in the Lower Mainland of BC, Canada with my fiancé, his mother, and 2 black cats named Luna and Enzo.

I have various credentials in the field of Psychology, but am very indecisive as to what I'd like to pursue as a career, so who knows where I'll go next.

I've recently discovered a love of all things mail related and swapping fun, so decided to give this a try after it was brought to my attention :)

  • Quick Note: I'm incredibly easy to please! If you can't match my preferences/wishlist very much, don't worry about it :) Send a surprise! Or feel free to contact me :)


My hobbies include (but are not limited to, because I always forget to mention things):

  • Reading
  • Writing fiction and letters
  • Crafts: knitting, beading, cross-stitch, papercraft, heat embossing, .....the list goes on
  • Video games
  • TV and movies (but the book is always better!)

I'm always on the lookout for new penpals, so if something in my profile catches your eye and you'd like to stay in touch beyond our initial swap, let me know :)

Postcard Preferences

I'm incredibly flexible on postcards, so send something you think I'd like! But please check my Flickr album to avoid sending duplicates as much as possible.

If you're a Postcrossing member, you can check my profile and favourites for inspiration :)

I prefer postcards to be written and stamped without envelopes, if at all possible.

I like to read about other people and countries, so it would be great if you could write a bit about yourself. I'm also fond of languages, so if you're able to write some thing in another language along wit translation, that would be cool!

Other Likes

  • Tweety Bird: I'm a MASSIVE fan and am always thrilled to receive Tweety items!

  • Tea: I'm open to all flavours, but if there isn't English on the label I'd appreciate a quick note letting me know the flavour!

  • Hot chocolate and/or coffee (or a mix thereof!)

  • Letter Writing supplies: Nice paper and/or envelopes

  • Bookmarks

  • Craft supplies: Yarn, ribbon, buttons, beads, stickers, cardstock, embossing powders (though I'm not sure how those would travel through customs), etc...

  • Surprise me!


Hugsie86 rated for Only in Canada: Eyes Closed Swap #3 on Feb 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your card! Don't worry about the one you fell upon, it was perfect for me!
Eulegirl rated for Short story swap - Email Version on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: I just realized I hadn't rated you for this, Sorry about the delay. I really enjoyed your story. Thanks!
bellanonna rated for Postal Smileys on Aug 8, 2019
Comment: Got your PC today, thanks! Really pretty area, but sadly, NO response from the postal carrier. :((
smadronia rated for CL: Traveling Book card Round 13 on May 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you! sorry for the late ratre!
Comment: Hey Carmen! Thank you for sending the postcard, I can't wait to add my book recommendation to it! I hope you have a marvellous weekend!
Comment: thank you! sorry for slow rating - our house is being remodeled and the computer was unplugged for about a week (yikes)
Comment: Thank you - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
ksperline90 rated for Nyte's Christmas Card Swap on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the kind wishes in your card. Love the snowman. I may need to reuse that picture in a craft. Merry Christmas
Comment: I am SURE I rated you before ... it's GONE. Thanks for particiapating, 7 thanks for the review. Ha ha, I too would have difficulty reading something so cliche'd
Response: It happens, no problem :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thank you for sharing.The book indeed does sound to much of a cliche...
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart!
mylove4craft rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Aug 17, 2018
Comment: Very thorough and entertaining! I will spend some time on your list! Thank you!
Response: I hope you find a new favourite :) Thanks for the rating and the heart!
marija rated for Christmas Card In July on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card. We have had a few hot days but mostly it's been pleasant here, but then I like warm (but not hot) weather. Marina
Response: Hopefully the weather has stayed nice for you, though is now transitioning to Fall :) Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Thanks so much for the review. Your numbering system sounds interesting! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thank you for sharing, glad you enjoyed your read. I remember that I enjoyed Poison study, but unfortunately it didn't made me want to continue. The second one is still on my TBR list. I do think the Commander's secret is important to understand his unbending nature and his attitude to women.
Response: Thanks for the heart, rating, and sharing your thoughts :)
RooBaRoo rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Thanks Carmen! I somehow did not realize that we can review multiple books for this one :) I had already read your review about Zombie Haiku, I hope you can send it in a swap ;) I enjjoyed reading all your reviews, esp. Everless may get into my TBR, so I'd remember what you said :)
Response: Haha, I always include my thoughts for all books read in the month. After all, it does say "at *least* one book" :) Though I often find I receive thoughts on just one or two at the most, so you may not be alone! Thank you so much for your kind words, the rating, and the heart!
smadronia rated for CL: June Reading Log - electronic on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your reading log! Zombie Haiku sounds terrifying and fascinating all at once, and funny too, from the examples you gave
Response: That's exactly what I thought about Zombie Haiku, haha! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
cauchy81sk rated for First and last lines No.3 on Jul 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot, I enjoyed reading your message, it's always interesting to see what people around the world are reading! :) And special thanks for a cool book cover postcard! :)
Response: Thank you so much for the kind words, rating, and the heart!
elkalsa rated for Bookworm Corner: June 2018 on Jul 11, 2018
Comment: Zombie haiku is hilarious!! :) and Unfortunate Events is legend.. although I hate it because, "they are idiot!", but very unique with that ever ever ever ever.. thanks for sharing and all detailed comments♡
Response: SoUE is definitely better as a kid, but still fun as an adult :) Thanks for your comments, the rating, and the heart!

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Gatzcat on Jun 26, 2019:


Hey Carmen!! I just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Birthday!! And I got your letter and plan to reply soon.


smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


CurlyTea on Jun 29, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

PrairieKittin on Dec 26, 2017:

Thank you for working on my Collaborative postcard!
collaboration PC

KSENiA on Oct 14, 2017:

I got your 2nd quarter reading log. Thank you for sending, I really enjoyed reading it. I use random number generator to decide what to read too. Also I am a part of Carpe Librum group on swap-bot. We have a nice monthly swap called Pick my next read. The idea is to let your swap partner to choose the book for you to read from the TBR list.

CurlyTea on Jul 3, 2017:

Happy Belated Birthday!

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:
chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group!

ragingrainbow on Mar 12, 2016:

APDG ~ Spring Kittens

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