Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 4:46 pm


Date Joined: June 12, 2014
Last Online: August 3, 2022
Birthday: June 25
Country: Canada
Esty Favourites $3-$5

About Me

Wow, I do not know what to say as an introduction to myself. I have been married for 25 years to an incredible man, together we have 5 children. We live and farm in rural Alberta - the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

We recently acquired a donkey and I have fallen in love with this archaic animal. His purpose is to guard our sheep from wolves, coyotes and cougars.....but he's afraid of the sheep!

The sheep are another love of mine. Their gentle, accepting spirit is a testimony to me and doing chores around them always settles my soul. In regards to swapping....I will appreciate anything to do with donkeys or sheep. I would love to hear of your experience of either and enjoy these animals with you.

I am a dog trainer and a supervisor for volunteers who puppy raise guide dogs. I am also a gardener, encourager, camper, listener, cross country skier, hiker, family meal planner, scrape and wound fixer and bed time book reader. I am a Christian.


I love tea and drink it every day. Before I joined Swap-bot I only every drank Red Rose Orange Pekoe Tea. A few partners generously shared their tea with me and now I am hooked on experimenting with tea.

I have found out that I don't like white tea or fruity flavoured teas (except lemon). I also did not care for Chia tea.

I've discovered I like Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green tea, Chamomile, and Mint teas. However my tea journey has just started so if there is a variety you think I would like - I am happy to try it.

Favorite Crafts

I don't craft but I am fascinated by the creativity of others. Send me your art - I would love to see it!


I'm including a wishlist because I appreciate a detailed list on other peoples sites. Please know, however, I am easy to please and generally enjoy all mail.

Things I would love to receive/wish list:

Flat Items: • Canadian postage, any denomination • Letter or note included in swap • Encouragement • Any Maggie Holmes paper or die cuts • Origami • Car air fresheners • Gift card to the dollar tree. Any amount.

I really have enough note cards, postcards, journals, notepads and stickers so please do not send as extras.

Craft Items:

• Cutting dies • Ink pads • Blending tools • Cardstock • Lace and ribbon • Sequence • Hot glue sticks • Double sided tape • Maggie Holmes • Glitter paper • Gold foil paper * Charms * Enamel dots * Bling

Personal items:

• Socks♥ • Gloves • Scarfs • Toque • Face masks. • Lounge wear • Bath and Body works • Lush

Kitchen Items:

• Measuring spoons • Paper to bake Mini loaves in. • Tea Towels • Dish clothes • Scented Candles • Cutting boards • Country themed • Bento Boxes * Oven Mitts

Operation Christmas Child

My family has the goal of filling 6 - 12 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child any donations to these boxes will be welcome.


I do not like skulls, occult, wicca, nudity or rudeness. Please no stickers - I don't use them.

One of the things I enjoy about swapping with such a variety of people is seeing the things they include in a swap. It tells me about the sender. If it is something I don't have a use for but still in good condition.....I will send it on again.

Christmas Box swap ideas

I thought I would add another section just for these swaps.

I would love craft room organization items. Any small or large containers would be helpful and used. If you have a system you love, I would love to hear about it. I have a brother scan n cut so any accessories to this machine would be so loved! I also have a big shot and would love cutting dies.

Out side/camping accessories. Our family is very busy outside so these items are always needed. Some ideas are buffs, carabinors, water purifying drinking straws, dehydrated meals, sporks, hand warmers, merino wool socks/base layers,mosquito nets basically anything that can be used hiking or rock climbing.

When we have time we also like to geocache so geocaching coins or travel bugs are always welcome.

Personal care items - anything from lush, burt's bees, dry shampoo, face masks, however, I don't use makeup.

For kitchen items, bees wax food wraps, oven mitts, tea towels, dish cloths, scented candles, coffee beans, organizational items.

If more ideas are needed, I am in need of new slippers, always appreciate new socks, I love lounge wear, use silicone chocolate molds of all sizes, use bento boxes and accessories, and I always appreciate kitchen accessories.

Thank you for reading.....


user6937 rated for Another Die Cut Swap on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Got these yesterday, but opened today. Very classy presentation, for your lovely die-cuts!
Response: I hope you will be able to use these. Thanks for the rating and heart.
user6937 rated for Sheetload of Cards - one card on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: Wow, what a great story - and what a sight that would have been! I hope you get to experience it again someday. Thanks for sharing it with me, and thanks, too, for another beautiful card :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart, and for hosting this swap.
user6937 rated for Sheetload March on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: Beautiful cards, as usual! TY for some nice cards to add to my collection of wonderful Sheetload of Cards :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and hearts. I hope you are able to use the cards. Take good care and enjoy the springish weather.
ddoherty6138 rated for Sheetload February 2022 on Mar 5, 2022
Comment: Anita - as always your work is stunning. The pink and green together are beautiful. Your presentation is very professional. Thank you for the so cute flower trucks. I will be sending these cards out soon. Take care. D
Response: I just saw that I didn't respond to your rating but need you to know that I truly appreciate both the rating and the heart. Thank you.
FieryCanuck rated for Sheetload of Cards - one card on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: Wow, I love your card.. and all the matching extras!! I'll have to look into digital prints more! :) <3
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating. Yes, I love digital papers and not having to try to use those papers in a pad that I either don't like or can't figure how to use.
tigermousecat rated for Jan 2022 Sheetload on Feb 2, 2022
Comment: Love these cards! The raccoon is so cute! Where did you get this stamp from? He is cute but not too childish, if that makes sense. Thank you for a perfect swap!
Response: The racoon is a stampin up stamp from a set called someone special. I agree with you about him being cute but not childish. Thank you for the rating and heart!
tampatha rated for A Die-cut Swap! on Jan 25, 2022
Comment: Wow! I don't even know where to start. This was way more than I had expected. Your presentation of the dies blew me away. I wish I could give you more than 1 star.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart HaPpy NeW yEaR!
user6937 rated for Die-cut Swap #2 - words on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much - also love the packaging!
Response: I hope you are able to use some of the words. Thank you for the rating and heart
Comment: Received this in the mail today - lovely cards and I love how you wrapped them as well! Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart
Comment: Beautiful cards, and I love how you used up the little scraps to make so many more beautiful things! <3
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart
ddoherty6138 rated for Sheetload of Cards October on Nov 7, 2021
Comment: Anita - The cards are created are so professional looking. I had a hard time with the layout. Your cards are magnificent. I was not expecting all of the other goodies. You’re really spoiled me. All of the embellishments you’ve made are well done with lovely combinations of colors.I will put These extras to good use when I create my stash of Christmas cards. Thank you so very much. Denise
Response: I apologize in being so late to respond to your rating, I truly do appreciate your encouragement and heart!
ddoherty6138 rated for DeStaSh SwAp on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Anita - WOW - You are very generous!! So many elements. I will be using the 12x12 album for my mixed media creations. I can't wait to use the camera. You have provided me with a wonderful selection of washi tape. I will using the Christmas tape shortly. I can't wait to try out the Explosion Card punch. Wonderful Season's Greetings Flip book. I am very grateful for all that you have sent me. I wish you great success in setting up your new craft room! Merci beaucoup de Denise
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards!
theprairiemailbox rated for Sheetload of Cards August on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Your cards finally made it to me - they must've been on quite a journey! Thanks so much :)
Ladyadybug rated for Sheetload of Cards July on Aug 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful cards - I really enjoyed the colour combination you chose! :)
tampatha rated for Sheetload of Cards July on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: These are so very pretty. Thank you so much.
LoveCyn rated for IPC: Christmas in July on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: Is there a way to give double or triple hearts? 🥰😍 This was absolute perfection! Christmas in July was better than I could have ever imagined! THANK YOU SO MUCH!
CrystalZ rated for SheetLoad of Cards April on Apr 17, 2021
Comment: Such pretty cards you made! The colours and patterns used are so beautiful and are all nicely cohesive. I appreciate that you included a few different sentiments to go with each card too...and the extra diecuts are going to go perfectly on other cards I will be making and other paper projects. The cute little racoons and the fun rainboots are the best :) Thank you!
ChrisAnne rated for OoO: Washi tape swap on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Love the choices you made for me and the packaging was better than most Etsy stores. Thank you!
user6937 rated for Spring Die Cut Swap on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: I'm not sure, but I think I have the umbrella/boots dies, though mine might be a bit smaller (and am going to use them for this swap, too - you're always way ahead of me, lol); I love the "mottled" paper you sent with the frames, what a good idea to make a mat for them; and, the little bunnies are adorable! And, the envelope - fantastico :)

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:


fourgnomesinatrenchcoat on Oct 27, 2021:

RAK Destash- Thanks so much for this I absolutely loved opening it! I cant wait to use some of the things you sent!

simcoe54 on Oct 18, 2021:

Destash RAK -- Wow! Thanks for the box of items that you destashed. Loved going through it and thinking of how I could use alot of it. You are sooooo generous. Thanks again!!!!!

user6937 on Oct 14, 2021:

Your box of Destash stuff arrived yesterday and I love it; you're very generous (but I do understand the need to purge)! This was a great idea; I think I'll start early for next October - a lot of things could be added to boxes throughout the year :)

Cariboocarol on Nov 5, 2018:

Hi.....just thought I would send you a wave---I think we must live fairly close together--!

Marryth on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you for the fun envelope towards my Wishlist group July wishes - it's very interesting! :)

shannonlinde on Jun 1, 2017:

Hi Anita!! I was just going back through the letters from the year long Christmas Advent swap you and I did in 2015! That was one of my favorite swaps of all! I hope you are doing well! If you ever want to do a little swap, I'd love to!

TeaNi on Dec 29, 2016:

Thank you tons and bunches

for granting a CPG December wish for me with the SUPER generous package of Matryoshka loveliness! From the outside of the package with the cool holographic Star Trek stamp (which I will save- my mom was a huge Trekkie) to each and every new layer of the sweet nesting doll goodies- the stickers, tags, stamps, tape, stationery, and especially the beautiful cross stitched card which I will probably end up framing, this package is an absolutely delightful experience. I will be enjoying these wonderful gifts for a long time, and through them you will bring many smiles to my face. Thank you so very much for this wonderful gift! :)

bluehairedmary on Dec 16, 2016:

OMG! You spoiled me with all the OWL stuff for my CPG Dec Wishlist! I love the bookmark, the tiny erasers, and all the little notebooks/papers! Squee for happy mail! Thank you so much! ♥♥♥

Swan on Dec 12, 2016:

A sheep mat, how fun! Thank you for the CPG December wish!

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