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Date Joined: December 8, 2011
Last Online: July 16, 2022
Birthday: July 25
Country: Canada
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Current Status

January 3, 2020

Well I've been on a hiatus for a few years. I am hoping to get back into swapping!

February 11, 2018

Wow, the last update i posted was summer 2016. Anyway, life moves on... out of the blue my husband wanted a divorce so adjusting to that. I hope to get back to swapping one day... we'll see.

About Me

I am a substitute teacher in rural northwestern Alberta, Canada. Most of the time I love my job, but it demands a lot of my time!

I live with my parents and 10-year-old son on a farm. I have a dog named Twizzler and several horses.

Generally, my sense of humour can be crude, or smart, or witty.

Favorite Crafts

For the most part, I prefer to make hand-drawn items. I am not great, but I enjoy it. I have dabbled in different crafts here and there, but I am certainly not highly skilled at any particular thing.

I prefer swaps involving:


~Happy Mail

~Letter writing



~Art journalling

~Mail art

General Interests

I've seen a lot of people do the Alphabet list, so I will give it a go. It is a work in progress, so be sure to check back...

A: animals, ATCs, Archer

B: beer, beaches, Bob's Burgers

C: cats, critical thinking, chocolate, coffee, Canadiana, Celtic

D: dogs, decorated envies, drawing, Discworld

E: education

F: fantasy

G: Garfield, grey and pink

H: Harry Potter, horses, Hawaii, history, humanism, The Hunger Games

I: ice cream



L: Lilo & Stitch, The Lion King, Lemony Snickett, the Legend of Zelda

M: My Little Pony, Mario

N: Nintendo

O: ocean

P: postcards, paisley, plaid, pink and brown, painting, paper


R: R.A. Salvatore, reading

S: sci-fi, Star Trek, Scotland, Sia, sea turtles, South Park, stickers

T: Terry Pratchett, traveling

U: unicorns


W: wine



Z: zentangles

No Thanks

Please please please don't send... ~balloons (phobia - although imagery of balloons is fine) ~holiday-related items (unless it's sender's choice or I've joined a holiday swap, of course) ~religious items/material ~scented items (I'm very sensitive)


Comment: This was such a fun swap and I loved all the items you had sent to me. It was so much fun receiving little pressies in the mail throughout the month. Thanks :)
Response: I'm sorry I am only responding a few years later, but I wanted to say thank you for the lovely rating!
Angie rated for MA: Collage with Stripes Postcard on Aug 25, 2016
Comment: Way cool! The guy in a horizontal striped swim suit and then the vertical stripes! Awesome! Thank you so much. I hope this was the first card so I hope we caught it in time and you didn't send another. Yay! It's really cool!
Response: I'm sorry my response is... a few years late lmao but I took a break after I wrapped everything up. I just wanted to say thank you for the lovely rating.
Lorie rated for NH: Paper Napkin Swap on Aug 22, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful napkins and the lovely postcard of the Rockies. I am hoping to visit there someday. I love the Canada napkin as well :-)
Response: You are very welcome! I'm glad it made it safe and sound.
TC rated for NH: Paper Napkin Swap on Aug 17, 2016
Comment: Maria, these are lovely, and I absolutely ADORE the Canadian postal one! Thanks for the PC too - I'll use that in a future swap. :)
Response: You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked them. I initially didn't read the swap carefully enough and when I realized that I needed to send four DIFFERENT napkins it was even better, because then I had an excuse to buy some cool napkins!
widelo123 rated for NH: Single postcard swap on Aug 4, 2016
Comment: Maria, thank you for the postcard with the farm silos. I hate when they tear down a piece of history I suppose it is to costly to have them stand. Shirley
Response: Thanks for the rating! It is definitely heart breaking, but I also understand. At least we have pictures to remember them by!
mandigutterrose rated for NH: Easy Postcard #8 on Aug 1, 2016
Response: Thanks for rating me!
colld rated for Adult Coloring PC INTL #8 on Jul 26, 2016
Comment: beautiful card :) thank You very much. I love it
Response: Thank you AND you are welcome!
Comment: Hey great PC!! Thanks so much:) hope you have a great summer!
Response: You are welcome. I hope you also are enjoying your summer!
Comment: Thanks for this great postcard! It arrived in perfect condition. It made me smile! I am feeling quite good actually, Just need the oxygen at night still! Hugs from Alaska.
Response: Whew, I was worried I hadn't glued it well enough and it would have trouble getting to you. Take care!
slckad rated for NH: Easy Postcard #5 on Jun 9, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the bear postcard! I absolutely love it!!
Response: You are welcome! I hoped you would enjoy it!
TC rated for NH: Zentangle ATC #3 on May 25, 2016
Comment: Maria - nice card! You used a couple of tangles that are new to me; I'll have to give them a try. Thanks for joining the swap!
Response: I usually stick to some of the same ones so I was being inventive! Thanks for being such a super host!
tampatha rated for Happy Mail - April 2016 on May 3, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the very lovely letter and the 6x6 paper! I really love the glittery ones! I'll be hoarding those ones for a bit! :)
Response: You're welcome! I love a good bit of paper myself so I was happy to send some on to a fellow papyrophile (that word is sort of made up but sort of real, lol).
ContraryHousewife rated for NH: Cave or Cavern PC on Apr 23, 2016
Comment: Thank you. I have never seen a lava tube, but would love to some day.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for swapping with me. :)
Purplmyst rated for NH: Sticker Slapping Fun on Apr 20, 2016
Comment: Holy sticker-slappin mania! I don't think it was possible to get one more sticker on thst awesomely decorated envelope :o)
Response: Thanks, lol. I would like to say I planned it strategically to fit those all on there... but it was luck!
kim91262 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R19 on Sep 14, 2015
Comment: Great use of sandpaper (?) in your journal spread!
kim91262 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R18 on Jul 17, 2015
Comment: The stamps on the envie alone were worth 10 hearts! they are all so awesome :) thanks for using real stamps!! And the mermaid stickers, i'm not sure I want to share with my kid. since you sent TWO sheets of awesome-sauce stickers, i guess i could keep one and give one to her. Oh, and the journal. yeah, that's pretty sweet too :) love the quote you used and all those body parts!
Coss rated for NH: Wild Animal Postcard on May 28, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the very cute bear cub post card.
kim91262 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R17 on May 4, 2015
Comment: thanks for using a canada stamp on the envie...and i got a laugh out of the misspelling of my last night (and the little oops you put next to it!). everyone wants to stick an 'L' in there!! i like your art and the creative way you wrapped the journal :)
Comment: TKU for card and fabric. I sent it on to dabellarguelle March 3/15 and she rated me that she received same.
Angie rated for Starfleet Academy Handmade Postcard on Mar 15, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the fun postcard! Gotta love Gul Dukat! :-)

Rating Overview

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shelbysbarn on Jan 4, 2017:

Thank you so very much for your help! I really appreciate you taking the time to tell me what I need to do to get things right on here again. I too, really really REALLY hope I can get this all right! Having a great attitude & positive thinking is the first step right? I CAN do this!! Thanks again and happy new year!

RyeRye on Jul 6, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station!

rngstgstll on May 1, 2016:


Cheers, and welcome to AMOPWBFS!

LittleRed on Aug 20, 2015:

There is a Stuff a Smarties Box Swap -Fall/ Autumn themed in the Canadian Swappers Group. We'd love to have you join!! Come by the Canadian Swappers Group and have a look:)

kiddomerriweather on Jul 10, 2015:

Thank you for the Unicorn planner stickers for the April M/L/FT WTA. They are super cute!!! I was a little scared to open the envelope when I saw it was from "RedneckGeek.etsy.com", but I was intrigued nonetheless. LOL I can't wait to use them!

miablancs on Jun 30, 2015:

VivaLaDiane on Jun 8, 2015:

Hi ♥

owlsinathens on Apr 27, 2015:

No I didn't make it myself, I found it in a small shop here in Vienna :) Yes, Epona is another name of the Celtic goddess Rhiannon - she's often pictured as the young woman in the threefold goddess :) I have some cool goddess cards where Epona/Rhiannon is pictured as a woman in profile with horses

TerryF on Jan 19, 2015:

The angeled NH: Mail Art for Beginners swap arrived today - love the colourful graphics on the front! Please tell T. that his horse is amazing too! Many thanks, dear M, for doing this for me. Hugs, T (";)

TerryF on Dec 18, 2014:


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