Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 6:29 am


Date Joined: September 10, 2013
Last Online: September 19, 2023
Birthday: January 24
Country: United States
instagram: Life on Capilano

About Me

August 28, 2023

My entire family (6 of us live together) got COVID19 new variant. out of the 19 family member that went to this baby shower for my nephew 9 of us got covid. One of them is my granddaughter of 8 months, to say its been a touch two weeks does not compare. I was ahead on my swaps but did not mail two on time, I have since directly message my partner letting them know they were mail late and why.

Everyone is starting to feel better except for the baby and my mom, who I just found out fainted at home alone. Talk about being stressed.

Please reach out I will check in every other day as I start to feel like myself again. Please be safe out there COVID is coming back sadly.

August 2, 2023 Hello Fellow Swappers,

Life has been good. My granddaughter Adelina is growing currently 6 1/2 months old and crawling. I keep asking time to slow down. My adult kids are doing well for the most part my middle son and I both have some medical procedures coming up so this mama's stress level is a bit higher then normal.

*******************************************************The USPS is still working on getting things back to normal but unfortunately the mail is not the way it used to be, sometimes it take no time to get somewhere and other it takes weeks. no rhyme or reason. I know we all are dealing with this so please note I do not rate based on of post date unless its weeks from the swap date. I have put items in the mail and they either do not get picked up on time or they don't post date until a later date which is a tad bit annoying but what can we do.

12/15/2022 I’M GRANDMOTHER!!! I was able to win these the most amazing thing on earth. Mom and baby are doing great, home now trying to rest when they can. That being send please be patient with me, I’ve reached out to everyone about sending out.

08/22/2022 Hello Happy Swappers.. I hope everyone is doing good. I will be having surgery next week which will more then likely take me off the computer for 2 week possible more. I'm hoping it won't be that long, I don't know if I can be away from swapping that long. I have completed all my swaps and will rate all the mail I have already received this week. So If you haven't gotten rated yet please send me a message. Everyone take care and happy swapping.

06/12/2022 This past weekend was another overload of emergencies. My father inlaw had emergency surgery and ended up in a coma, he lives 2 hours away so my husband and I went to go be with him. Then while I was there found out that my niece, nephew, brother, and dad have COVID. My dad is 70 so my stress level to say the least is high. I reached out to my swap partners to let them know I was a day late in mailing. Thank you all for your understanding. I hope one day most of our lives are calm and uneventful. Take Care everyone and hug your loved ones.

05/16/2022 Update my entire family got COVID, 2 1/2 years into the pandemic. First, it was my son and daughter-in-law (still at home), then my mom and stepdad, and now my niece. I took care of everyone except my niece with her mom. I'm proof that if you wear a mask and wash your hand you can keep it at bay. Needless to say I'm exhausted. All swaps have gone out on the day due but they may have got to the mailbox late for pick up. I'm very behind in rating, but I promise I will catch up.

thank you for all your understandings.

01/23/2022 Nothing will ever be normal again, but I've come to accept this rollercoaster and get back to snail mail and swaps. as you can see the last time I was on here I met all my swaps just trying to get back to a 4.99 ratings.

9/23/2020 My life had other plans for me this past year, nothing seems to be the same but I'm back on the road to find what the new normal is. I've reached out to every single person for swaps I missed and will continue to make things right. I need to get back into swapping it brought so much joy to my life and I need a little joy right now.

Thank you for reading and Happy Swapping.

I like learning new things.

I'm spontaneous, loud and loyal.

I'm a night owl that hates mornings.

My Off the wall collection: Coffee Mugs When I prefer Ice Tea

I'm HORRIBLE at grammar and all things that come with that. To think I was almost a teacher too.

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Food: Pasta

Someday I will travel, finish one journal instead of having multiples, dye my hair BLONDE, and find my brother I never met.

** Communication is the key** Please reach out to me if you are sending out late or have not received something from me.

Things I love

Being on the lake

Sand between my toes

the sound of wind through the forest


family vacations

hearing my children laughing

long letters

holding hands

birthday wishes

Favorite Crafts

Creating my bullet journal or planner

Digital Scrapbooking

Paper Scrapbooking

Card making

Jewelry making

Paper crafts

Water colors

Mail art

mix media art

My Wish list

Artsy postcards



Homemade envelopes

Stickers (no teacher stickers or puffy stickers)

Magazine cutouts,

Mailing Labels

Inspirational Quote

List of suggested Books to read

anything paper related

Favorite Television

Gilmore Girls


Greys Anatomy


Last Kingdom

Virgin River

Steel Magnolia


Walking Dead

Downton Abbey

Big Brother

Game of Thrones

Favorite Books

ALL OF - Sarah Addison Allen, Andy Weir, Alice Hoffman, and Colleen Hoover

East of Eden

Harry Potter series


Ready Player One (didn't want it to end)

Favorite Movies

Pride and Prejudice

This is 40

Crazy, stupid, love

Wizard of Oz

Day After Tomorrow

Deep Impact

All Jurassic Park Movies

Anything Disney


TereDiane1954 rated for CMF: Happy Fall on Sep 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you!
Nevi2018 rated for APDG - Gilmore Girls Deco on Sep 19, 2023
emi87 rated for APDG - Gilmore Girls Deco on Sep 16, 2023
Kaytee2678 rated for calling all photographers on Sep 16, 2023
ButterflyGirl85 rated for APDG - Gilmore Girls Deco on Sep 11, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelope and all of these amazing goodies!!
RiverTopanga rated for Oh Ladybug on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Hi Elina. Thank you for the ladybug journal page. I wish I could take collage lessons from you! Thank you also for the extras. Have a spectacular day. πŸ™‚
Comment: Thanks Elina! I will add and send on next swap!
evanselli rated for Bee Yourself on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely bee card. I love bees! Thank you as well for the extras you sent. They are perfect for collage 😊❀️
KSENiA rated for APDG - I πŸ’™ Mail! Profile Deco on Sep 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you.
IDASHi rated for ATP: PC Question #2 (USA) on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard. I got my gelli plate about a year ago, and at that time I didn't have any stencils. I think I may have tried with one stencil, but I haven't really spent some time with my new stencil collection and the gelli plate and I don't know why. I guess I should try that next time I have a chance to do something messy. Thanks for asking that question, it reminded me of good no spend project!
TwoTurtles rated for ATP: PC Question #2 (INTL) on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for swapping!
LeslieLovesMail82 rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #32 on Aug 24, 2023
Comment: Hi Elina! Wow, what a beautiful tea folder...it was so fun to open up & I can't wait to try the teas, especially the Blueberry Citrus Basil cold water infusion! Thank you so much for creating something so special for me, for the teas and adorable stickers, xo!
Comment: very nice swap, thank you
HeidiJean rated for 3 label bags on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks! Although not sure why you sent me bags that you made for me :(
Response: Because it said to make them if you did not have any... did I not understand the assignment.. should I have made them for me?? Which I can totally do.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcard Elina! Really well done! I had a hard time with this one!
Boink rated for Tea 3x3 with Friends! #32 on Aug 18, 2023
Comment: She went above and beyond for this package, making it an absolute joy to open.
TwoTurtles rated for ATP: Blind UGLY Envie #2 INTL on Aug 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for swapping! I like the envie too :)

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LavenderSprinkles on Sep 7, 2023:

APDG I πŸ’™ Mail! Profile Deco! Happy swapping!

ElisaMarcuz on Sep 5, 2023:

Hi! This is for the APDG - Gilmore Girls Deco! swap.


LavenderSprinkles on Sep 3, 2023:

APDG I πŸ’™ Mail! Profile Deco! Happy swapping!

mchesser12 on Sep 3, 2023:

for: APDG Gilmore Girl Deco

mysmashbooklife on Sep 3, 2023:

Hi! This is for the swap: APDG - Gilmore Girls Deco

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CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Sep 2, 2023:

Hello Have a safe Labor Day weekend APDG - I πŸ’™ Mail! Profile Deco Mail Deadline: Sep 6, 2023

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ElisaMarcuz on Jul 4, 2023:

APDG : Summer/Beach



Freyja on Jul 2, 2023:

APDG : Summer/Beach

nancylee on May 22, 2023:

APDG ~ World Turtle Day - 5/23

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