Swap-bot Time: May 9, 2021 5:32 am


Date Joined: November 11, 2019
Last Online: May 8, 2021
Birthday: April 12
Country: Canada

About Me

My name is Tina, I live in Nanaimo, British Columbia located on Vancouver Island, on the West coast of Canada. I have 3 grown children.

Hello 'What's your word 2021 - Jan' Swap

My word for 2021 is THRIVE! Resiliance, overcoming obstacles, rising from hardships, & feeling good about life.

Update: Nov 26 /20 Home from surgery but not to worry all swaps due up to & including Nov 27th are already on the way to you. I have a swap for Nov 30 that will be sent asap (I can't drive atm so asking a friend to mail). The next batch are the first weeks of December and they will be on their way soon too. I believe everything will arrive on time to the best of my ability and this is only a fyi in case of situation.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact me. Thank you in advance.😉

Update: With sadness on Nov 15 our sweet cat Akuro passed away, he was almost 11 years old 😭. Our other pets miss him as well, 2 cats (Dotty & Oscar 🐱) / & 1 dog (Fennel, 1 1/2 years). 🐶

I am really excited to meet new creative friends, send & receive happy mail and explore paper crafts.

Favorite Crafts

Currently playing with:

  • art journals / cards (ready or homemade)

  • mixed media / collage

  • paper crafts: flip books, zines, envelopes

  • water colour painting


♥️Things I would like to receive: ♥️

  • Paper & card stock for journaling & mixed media (different textures, colours, and patterns, etc.)

  • ephemera (paper 'memorabilia' ie. posters, tickets, cards, stamps, tags, art, post cards, misc.flat items for collage & 'junk' journaling

  • napkins & collage materials

  • book pages (unique, foreign language, maps, music, symbols)

  • Stationary (note cards, writing paper, envelopes..)

  • washi samples & Scrapbook Stickers

  • artwork (pictures, art cards etc.)

  • stencils & stamps (ink type)

  • 'Flow' magazines/ books - love the beautiful papers, cards and other goodies.

♥️ please only send me things YOU WOULD LIKE ♥️

🛑** Please DO NOT send ** Thank you in advance

POOR quality items / things you don't like eg: * teacher type stickers * damaged, dirty, smokey anything (triggers asthma & i can't use it)

I honestly would prefer less items of better quality, than things I can't use. ( I do not pass on these materials.)

🛑Allergies: * perfume, soap, lotion, jewelry

♥️ Thank you for taking the time to read my profile and get to know me.

I am happy to join all of you on swap-bot!

Thank you!❤

Books & other Interests


  • fiction, spiritual, personal growth & self care/ love
  • Brene Brown books
  • Julia Cameron / Artist's Way
  • Paulo Coelho book

Other Interests: - friends, family & pets - being in nature - gardening & canning - yoga stretching & meditation

Movies & TV:

  • comedy & stand up
  • Crime / detective shows
  • thriller / mystery


Inesrv rated for YTPC: Collaged Fussy Torn Tags on May 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you Tina for this lovely swap. Your tags are really gorgeous! Loved the little extra cameras you sent as well :) thank you so much! Loved everything! Have a wonderful spring! Love, Inês
Response: You are very welcome! I'm happy when I have little extras that my partners might like. I appreciate your thoughtful comments.😀♥️
Comment: Thankyou so much for the special envie of goodies:))))
Response: You're welcome! 😃 This is a gun swap. Thank you for the heart too! ♥️
Comment: Thank you so much for your thoughtful pockets! I had so much fun! Charming!
Response: You are very welcome. I had a lot of fun putting it together.😃
Comment: Hey there fellow Islander! Yeah, a good couple days of rain, and now back to the warm sunshine! What a gorgeous day out. Your large colourful package sure made me happy when I arrived home from work today and the contents are super. All of it will be used in future swaps and crafts, for sure. Take care!
Response: Great news, I'm happy my envelope brightened your day. I like that I can have more flexibility to send a bigger package and on the same Island is pretty close for a global swap! Lol With all the sun & rain I now have a jungle in my yard! LolTake care♥️
Karmi53 rated for YTPC: Exciting Envelopes #2 on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Oh my god what a really beautiful Envelope or pockets it's just so perfect. I love the paper you used, the flowers makes me want to get back into the garden and the butterfly and all the goodies l love it all thank you thank you. The ladies at the post office loved the envelope you put it in l do too l be using it in my journal. Take care. Stay safe
Response: Hi, so happy you liked everything. I'm glad when everything works out and that you liked the colours I chose to use (after much deliberation). Lol I didn't have an envelope like the tutorial so I used some acetate for the window. Thank you for your comments & heart! ♥️
tigermousecat rated for Birthstone and Flower on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the sweet page.
Response: You ar very welcome. Thank you for the heart. ♥️
Artstamper rated for AMA: What's Your Word 2021-Apr on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the atc and all the other lovely things you sent for this swap. I love not knowing what to expect and all the variety I have gotten for this one little word
Response: You are very welcome! I'm happy you like it. I've enjoyed this swap as well, not only great gifts but also a reminder to keep on track each month. ♥️
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope of fun! I adore these floral stickers, the sail boat one, the life messages and the postcards. Very nice! ~ Z
Response: Hi, I'm so happy you liked it. Thank you for the heart! Happy Spring!
Soph rated for MAIL ART - Owls on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Many thanks for your lovely owl related mailart envelope, the enclosed pretty goodies and your kind letter. It was very nice to hear from you.The owl ATC is great and something very special! Thank you for creating it for me.
Response: You are very welcome.😀 Thank you for your comments & heart.
Karen07 rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #5 on Apr 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Tina! Love the cards and I do appreciate the awesome Happy Mail presentation! Thank you!
Response: Great, I 'm glad you like them. I'm always on the lookout for fun playing cards but this is the first time I have tried to make a deck. ♥️
fishsteak rated for MAIL ART - Dots on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: I love the fun mail art envie you sent. I can’t believe you cut and arranged them all. The space paper and cat stickers are also fantastic. Thanks for making my day!
Response: You are very welcome! It was fun to put together. 😀
tiniane rated for AMA: Monochromatic Mail Art -Mar on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: This was a real nice surprise in my mailbox. I like single bit of your swap. The envelope, the ATC, that you took the time to write a letter and all the nice extras. Thank you so much. This deserves a big heart!
Response: You are welcome, I'm happy you enjoyed it. Thank you for the big heart too!♥️
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Washi Pockets on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Hi Tina! I just love these 2 washi pockets I received from you. Your tape choices are great and you packed them with the best selection of goodies! This was a fun and different way to use washi tape, and I plan to put these 2 pockets you made into my junk journal. Thanks so much for a great swap and for so many fabulous goodies!
Response: You are very welcome! I thought the washi pockets were a fun craft. I definitely will make them again. 😀
derakisu rated for CA : Magic on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: This card is such a sweet and original idea, I love it ! The "Only true cat lovers can wield it" is so perfect. The whole point of this one-word swap is to give everyone as much freedom as possible for interpretation. Your take on it works very well. ^_^
Response: Thank you, you mentioned you enjoyed that theme so I am happy you like it. I did mention the artist that created the original cat but I did do my best to draw you your own personal card. 😺
ccap rated for Playing Card Swap~Round #3~Swap #4 on Apr 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much. Will be enjoying the tea as my afternoon cuppa too so thanks for that.
Response: You're welcome 😃 I'm excited about making my own 'Franken-deck'! Happy Easter
Poeprincess rated for Birthstone and Flower April on Apr 1, 2021
Comment: Love your watercolors, Tina! Thank you so much for this beautiful page & the extras you included. Hoping we’re partnered again soon.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the compliments & heart. I am still learning to paint with watercolors but I enjoy it even when it takes a few tries to get right. Lol! Take care ♥️
neea1989 rated for CPG Rainbow ATC - Global on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely atc and super cute extras! 💕🥰🌷🌈🌟❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖
Response: You're welcome. Funny story - I made 4 backgrounds testing different mediums and 3 attempts to be happy with the end result, so I am very happy that you like my atc. And I did enjoy playing with my art supplies (I love art supplies!) Lol Ps. Thank you for the rainbow hearts too! Stay safe! ♥️
elflady rated for Playing card/Vintage on Mar 29, 2021
Comment: Wow what a lovely present to get today. I love the journal page as well as all the extras you sent even the envelope. thank you so much for for being my partner and taking the time to add the extras. We are all well here in Tasmania . I hope also you are well and safe. Warm hugs. elflady
Response: You're welcome, I'm happy you liked my swap. I really enjoy playing with papercrafts and I love sending out crafts & goodies to my partners. It's interesting to have another Island partner, although we are about half your Island's size! Stay safe! ♥️
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelope filled with goodies - and for the playing cards. I have been to Vancouver Island - it is absolutely beautiful. I hope you have a chance to visit Manitoulin island someday too.
Response: You're welcome! I do hope to explore there one day too. I looked up your island online and it looks beautiful too, with the added bonus of being surrounded by fresh water. I'm glad you liked Vancouver Island, hopefully we will all be able to travel again soon.
dally rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #7 on Mar 28, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness Tina, I'd give you 100 hearts if I could. The folder you made is SO cute! I had so much fun going through all the pockets and discovering all the little treasures! You really made my day, thank you so much! <3
Response: You are very welcome, I am so happy you like it. I really enjoy making swaps but often struggle to get started. This started out as the envelope and then I had a fun idea. Lol I love it when my crafts / swaps turn out special. I appreciate your comments & heart.♥️

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thisismeAXiD on Apr 2, 2021:

happy birthday month

OrigamiGrace on Mar 5, 2021:


Hope your weekend is off to a wonderful start!

Giddyanni on Mar 2, 2021:

IFM, WTA January 2021. Hello Tina, thank you so very much for the beautiful envelope, crammed with surprises! You have really spoiled me, it's like having an extra birthday and I'm sitting here fondling my new Preciousses :0D I'm intrigued by the pin wheels, must google them! Once again, thank you very much indeed!

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


wolfeagle on Dec 22, 2020:


Thrive is such a great word. I hope you thrive in 2021. And, I love Nanaimo. I hope to move up that way at some point down the road.

susieq11 on Oct 21, 2020:

Thank you so much for the CPG: Envies of Randomness tag! I love what you sent - thank you for looking at my profile! What a fun envelope you sent it in too. I enjoyed reading your note and I hope you enjoy the rest of fall and then the holidays!!! Take care and have a fantastic night! : )

Whippet on Oct 13, 2020:

Thank you Tina for the lovely card with uplifting quote, your cheerful message with yellow flower symphony with a lady bug. Hope you continue to enjoy your first year here on swap-bot. - Kathy

thisismeAXiD on Apr 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

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