Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2021 12:28 am


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: December 4, 2021

Country: Canada
Postcards I've Made
ATCs I've Made
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About Me

Updated November 14, 2021

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I'm always searching for creative ideas and inspiration.

In mid-life I started to lose my hearing and now I'm profoundly HOH. I lip-face read. I do not know sign language. I've started the process of getting a cochlear implant.

Personality style: ISFP - Adventurer

Married. Childless by choice.

I'm in the youth stage of old age.

rSmith - PO Box 31013 WILLOWWEST - Guelph, Ontario - N1H 8K1 - Canada

What to write

If you are stuck about what to write on the back of the postcard, or the note you're sending me, here are some questions that might inspire you:

  • Tell me a little about a great trip (local or abroad) you've had.
  • What are the best 2 or 3 things about where you live?
  • What are you currently watching/streaming? (Movies, TV)
  • Do you have other hobbies? What are the pros and cons of that hobby?
  • What was your first job?
  • What is your least favourite job you've ever had?
  • Pick something from this Icebreaker List.

Deco Books

If anyone has a deco book they'd like me to add to, let me know. I'd be interested in adding to or completing a deco book.

My hope is to brighten someone's day with what I send.

I agree with a swapper who wrote:

"When I open my happy mail, I see such special art! Every single piece of art is different, unique and beautiful! Never will I ever see two of the same design. Thank u all for trading!!"

I love the creative motivation that I get from Swap-Bot swaps.

And the meaningful comments are a big reward!

πŸ€— ABC List - Things I find interesting

  • Handmade is what I like because it's unique and personal. There's a greater feeling of camaraderie and community when sharing something we've made. It's a means of supporting and encouraging play, mindfulness, creativity, originality, and authenticity.


The extra I'd really like is a bit of correspondence❀️. I'd love to know a little about what you have sent to me.



I put a return address label on everything I send out.

If you haven't received a card within a month of my send date, please let me know.

I keep a photo-log of my outgoing swap items--front, back, and at the mailbox.

If the postal equipment damages my card, let me know. I'll send you a photo of the card as it looked before I mailed it.

I will resend if my swap doesn't arrive.

Sending and receiving mail, including global, during January 2021 have been approximately 15 days on average for me.

πŸ“©Re-sends sent to:

2020 Re-sends


Happy to report that no re-sends were needed for the first 5 months, January to May 2021.

  • User1664 - My HMPC Tag altered ad postcard didn't make it. Re-sent June 20. The re-send arrived, July 19. πŸ‘

  • Asert25 - My teal lilypads for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art - May didn't make it. She was kind to accept the photo of the postcard that I snapped before mailing it. Since the pressure was off, it made it easier to create a new teal HMPC. Re-send mailed June 19. Asert25 got the resend on July 9. July 16--after floating around the post offices for 2 months, the lilypads PC came back to me. It was marked undeliverable. But it is so nice that my return address label worked. πŸ‘

  • AmookIslandCreations - September 14 - the Go-Round zine for swap #3 didn't get to Amook Island. I remembered that I had scanned the original zine before mailing it and could print up a copy to keep the round going. Re-send arrived Sept 28th. πŸ‘

  • chimerix - Nov 7 - She did not receive my AAA: Sender's Choice #322349 ATC so I sent another ATC along with the AMA: ATC coin #323633 swap (she was my send-to partner again). Received and rated November 19. πŸ‘

Canada Post Service Alerts

Postcrossing Postal Monitor: Ongoing mail suspensions

My Swap Hosting Style

If you join one of my swaps here's what you should know about my hosting style:

I screen participants to minimize the risk of flakers getting in, and those who do not rate, and those who leave blank comments. I will remove participants with swapping histories that worry me. If you have any negative unresolved swapping history and want to join my swap please proactively message me to explain.


If you haven't received a postcard around the one month mark, let me know. I will send out a nudge message.

If I have had to send more than one nudge message to a member, I may "ban" them from future swaps.

Blank comments

Please, no blank comments. When rating please comment on the card received. Let's make our partners feel like their projects matter. If you have a hard time thinking about what to write, this example might help you: Thank you for {describe the item}. It brightened my day...Thank you for the Van Gogh sunflower postcard. It brightened my day.

As a host, I read the comments each participant receives. I really appreciate reading a little description of the item you receive. I get to live vicariously through you, and by describing it we get confirmation that you received your partner's item.

Rating booster or "Leave a Comment" swaps are red flags.


I check to see that everyone is rated and will add a "Finished" stamp to the Discussion section when all postcards are sent, received, and rated.


Please give your partner 4-6 weeks after the sent date, then send them a message if you haven't received the swap. Give your partner some time to respond to your message (2-5 days) before posting the "1". You can change the "1" later when the item is received. PM me to let me know you posted the "1" and have not heard from your partner and I will angel the swap.

To all who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note...

Thank you

Great swapping advice, tips and checklists:

Thinking of hosting a swap? Things you should consider.

Joining a swap tips

Hosts: Rating Requirements Too Low?

Groups and Tags I help manage:

All about ATC

ATC's Only

Hand Carved Stamps and Images

Snapshot Photo Craft Projects

Handmade Postcard TAG

Zeen TAG

Deco Books TAG

Swap-Bot Terms of Use

Swap-Bot Terms of Use:

  • Swap-bot's services are not available to children (persons under the age of 18)


chaiwitch rated for AMA: Scrappy Mail Art on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: I love the colors you used for the postcard scraps! Thank you so much!
Response: Thanks, I'm a fan of fall colours. It was a nice AMA theme. And thanks for the heart!
rebeldaisy rated for AAA: Sender's Choice ATC #324151 on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the perfect Santa ATC. This is really fabulous. I can tell how much time and energy you put into it. I really like it!
Response: Oh, thank you so much for the lovely and kind feedback. It's inspiring and motivating. I think I'll go do something crafty tonight. βœ‚οΈπŸŽ¨πŸ–ŒοΈ
GummiBear rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #323374 on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: So Sorry to hear youre going through the same thing. What a beautiful message. Thank you so much. You have made my day.
Response: I'm wondering if you wrote to the wrong person. I sent a pastel pumpkin ATC with an autumn quote. My note was brief wishing you a great autumn season. Thanks for the heart. I hope you received my pastel pumpkin.
lrm1980 rated for AO: Abstract #324009 on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful gold vein ATC! I love it... I do love pretty rocks!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. πŸ€— Thanks for the heart!
Comment: love this colourful card- thank you for the positive vibes
Response: I'm so glad you like my unusual YES postcard. Thanks so much for the heart. :)
Comment: Thanks for this repurposed postcards! Poppies are my DH favorite flower. I have a poppy permanently clipped to my backpack, so I never forget what our service members went through to keep us free! My oath will never expire. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I'm so glad wolfeagle sent a nice note in that nice Monet notecard so I could recycle it. It's so interesting that poppies are you DH's favorite. Thanks for the heart!
Inesrv rated for AMA: Zine - Go for a Walk on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you Rome, your little and funny zine arrived today :)
Response: Thank you for the heart Ines. I really enjoyed that walk. Looking for photo opportunities to make the zine really added an extra layer of fun and adventure. I love that neighbourhood. πŸ€—
2imagine4 rated for Dog atc on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late comment. Your ATC is beautiful πŸ• thank you ❀
Response: Thank you for rating me and for the heart! 😊
chimerix rated for AMA: ATC Coin #323633 on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: I love the cute little Santa ATCoin. And thanks for the stickers and bits. Aloha
Response: You're very welcome chimerix. So glad you like my Santa coin. πŸŽ…πŸ» πŸ˜ƒ
chimerix rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #322349 on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the super cute ATC and thanks for resending. Aloha
Response: Yeah, the package made it this time. Thanks for staying in touch with me and waiting for the re-send. I'm glad you like my candle doodle ATC. πŸ€— Thanks for the heart. ❀️
WoodlandBanshee rated for AAA: SC Coin USA/CAN #322752 on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Great Santa card! Thank you.
Response: You're so welcome WoodlandBanshee. Thanks for the heart! πŸ€—
Arabella rated for AAA: Christmas Coin in November on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Love your Santa coin!! Love how his hat is too big for him and it covers his eyes!! And my sister says he seems to be smoking a cigarette, which adds even more to his image!! He definitely makes me smile!!! Thank you!!
Response: Ha! That's funny about the cigarette. πŸ˜„ I'm so happy that you liked my Santa coin for multiple reasons. πŸŽ… πŸ€—
kelliegirl6 rated for PnS: Your Photo on Nov 12, 2021
Comment: Love the flower picture. The lighting is lovely! Thank you. (Somehow the card smells of cinnamon or pumpkin spice!)
Response: I'm so glad you like my Queen Anne's Lace photo. thanks for the heart. Weird about the cinnamon. Maybe the postie stopped off for at Starbuck's for a Pumpkin Spice latte. :)
mcorbus rated for AMA: Face Time -October on Nov 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the face swap πŸ˜€
Response: You're welcome for quirky Beverley Goodman, aka Batwoman. :)
ddoherty6138 rated for CA : Make an impression #1 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Rome - You are very talented to have carved your own stamps. Great combination on this very wintery ATC. Well done and thank you. D
Response: You're welcome D.
allieo rated for CS: Any Type of Mail Art on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the masked mail!
Response: You're welcome. I hope it gave you a little chuckle.
Gnoe rated for CPG Cut n Paste PC Global on Nov 7, 2021
Comment: I absolutely LOVE the 1947 book jacket postcard - it's beautiful! Thank you very much; for hosting also :-)
Response: I'm so glad you like that truly vintage book jacket Cut n Paste. πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ©πŸ‘’
camelsamba rated for Zine Go round #6 October 2021 on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: Love your contributions to the zine - and another great plaid envelope :^)
Response: Thanks camelsamba. My favourite was my first page--the lemon slices. Getting the zine a second time was unexpected, but I think I did OK. I had fun making more lemons.
Comment: Thanks for the plaid envelope :^) and the fun abstract ATC.
Response: I'm so glad the plaid made an impact. I love to decorate my envelopes in doodle plaid. I'm glad you like my blue glue abstract ATC. :)
wyrdfae rated for Zine Go Round - wyrdfae and 9o96o on Nov 4, 2021
Comment: what a cool deco. looking forward to working on it
Response: I agree. i like the Quotes to Live By theme.

Rating Overview

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OrigamiGrace on Nov 15, 2021:

Love the pumpkin zine from Zeen Tag!! Thank you very much!! YOur neighborhood sounds like fun!:)

jeka396 on Sep 13, 2021:

Thanks so much for Angeling the swap β€œcut and paste pc #317013”. I loved the flower image you used!

samjowers on Aug 6, 2021:

Thank you for letting me know where my zine is!!

user1664 on Jul 19, 2021:

Thank you for the handmade postcard from the forum tag. Love the colors of the landscape you drew. It looks very serene. Much appreciated!

thebragal on May 31, 2021:

Thank you for the angel ATC. It did brighten my day!

papercraft70 on May 17, 2021:

Hello! I received your HPCTag today. Love the effect of markers and alcohol on the art. Thank you. -Hamiza

OrigamiGrace on May 13, 2021:

Thanks much for the zine from Zeen tag!! Glad you like my IG:) Lotta spoilers there!

9O96O on May 6, 2021:

@tcornell thank you so much for taking time out to let me know that you got the book review zine. Wishing you all the best.

tcornell on May 6, 2021:

Love your zeen for the Zeen Tag in the PF's! β™₯β™₯β™₯ Thanks a bunch!

9O96O on Apr 15, 2021:

Thank you so much @denisemichelle for letting me know that my Handmade PC Tag arrived and that you like it. I was really happy with how it turned out. I'm so pleased you like it.

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