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TakenByChance

TakenByChance
Date Joined: March 20, 2016
Last Online: September 20, 2021
Birthday: July 7
Country: Canada

About Me

Huge wish item: I would love to swap with someone for this coin: “France celebrates the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon as a symbol of the fight against breast cancer with a new circulating commemorative $2 coin. Released on September 25, 2017” Please let me know if you have one that you would be willing to swap.

Hi there! My name is Nitisha, and I live in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. The city I live in is Prince George, BC. I moved here in 2001, and I really do love it. I have enjoyed collecting stamps and coins since a young age, and the novelty never wore off!!

These past years (2015-2020) have been full of changes, challenges and loss, so some days are less positive than others. Thankfully, I am generally an overly positive person, I'm always continually looking to see positives. Feel free to send your favourite inspirational or positive quote(s) if you're my partner for a postcard swap...or any swap really. They seem to show up when I need them most.

I had a beautiful sweet short haired, orange and white 18 year old cat named Baylea. Autocorrect would often correct her name to "Battles" so she was dubbed my battle cat. She went to the rainbow bridge on March 10th 2017. You never really notice all of the idiosyncratic habits that you have with your pets, until you don't have them around anymore, each one is a reminder of how much she was loved and will be missed.
Update/June 2021 My heart is finally getting to feel the love of a cat again. In December of 2020, I got two kittens. Ember and Ash, sisters, from a litter of 8! They have been the best therapy for me, in the few months I’ve had them, they have helped heal me so much more than I was able to do on my own or with counselling. I honestly, should not have gone so long, without a cat.

My life is currently undergoing massive changes. I've needed to adjust the time spent on swapping to focus on the challenges. (I'll be very limited on the swaps I join for a bit)
*Update/June 2021, I feel like my life might be settled down enough to join swaps again. I have been missing the coin and stamp swaps! If you would like to do a private swap for coins or stamps, please let me know.

Things I Like

Coins
Foreign currency
Postage Stamps (new and used/canceled)
Soveiner Sheets (new and used/canceled)
First Day Covers
Postcards
Lapel pins
Rainbow
Orange
Pink
Purple
Blue
Gray
Glow in the dark
Snowflakes
Crochetted snowflakes
Beaded snowflakes
Snowflakes of any kind
Mail themed items
Compass, Anchors
Butterflies
Bees
Dragonflies
Cats
Crabs
Stingrays
Narwhals
Piggies
Leopards
Tigers
Unicorns
Dragons
Fireworks
Stars, Moon, Galaxy, Earth, Planets, Space themes,
Milky Way, Constellations
Northern lights (aurora borealis)
Lightning
Rainbows
Landscapes with leaves in fall colours
Origami art / drawings of origami
Zodiac: Cancer/Crab
Lunar: Boar/Pig
Tea (I'm open to trying anything)
Coffee

Things I collect

• Postage Stamps: new and used/canceled (see list below for postage stamp swaps)
• Souvenir sheets (new and used/canceled)
• First Day Covers
• Foreign currency
• Canadian Commemorative Quarters (list below)
• USA Quarters (see below for list of missing ones)
• Lapel pins
• Postcards: naked, written on, canceled stamped, postcards (not so much into collecting random blank PC's, but I don't mind them especially if it's something off of my list of likes)
• Snowflake ornaments, crochet snowflakes, beaded snowflakes, fimo snowflakes, glass snowflakes, all the snowflakes, snowflakes will find a special place on my snowflake themed tree, and there are typically a few snowflakes decorating my house year round. I love snowflakes 💕
• Pocket Letters
• ATCs (as of April 11, I've received my very first ATC 😊 and have created and sent out my first two!!) 😊
• Copic Sketch Markers. (This list is more so for myself, super handy having this list handy when I want to add a new pen) Copics I have: B06, B29, B41, B45, BG18, BV08, RV11, RV04, YR07, Y13, YG13, YG63, YG17, G07, RV19, R27, R37, E34, E39, E59, 100, 110, 000 Blender.

COINS (used/circulated)

Here is a list of coins that are found in circulation that I'm missing.

Canadian Commemorative

•2013 War of 1812, Laura Secord, coloured

Canadian 25¢ - year:

1960,**
1961,*
1963,**
1964,**
1965,**
1966,*
1970,*
1983,**
1991** (caribou)
1992** (caribou)
1996** (caribou)
1997 no mintage, (caribou)
1998 no mintage, (caribou)
1999** (caribou)
2000 (caribou)
2001 without P
2003 P Crowned (have one grimy)
2021**

Canadian $1 - Loonie -

1992 double date (1867-1992) Regular Loon
1997-2001 2002 Golden Jubilee (1952-2002)*
2003 with crown (need two)**
2003 without crown* (have 1 scratched)
2006 regular loon w/RCM logo* (have 1 scratched)
2009 regular loon(have 1 rough)
2010 Regular Loon with Rcm mark back**
2012 Regular Loon with Rcm mark below queen no security features (need two)**
2016 Women's Right to Vote
(Have 1 dirty)
2020 regular loon**
2021**

Canadian $2 (Toonie)

1998*
1999**
2003 with crown* (have one scratched)
2003 without crown* (do have one dirty)
2006 10th anniversary (1996-2006 below queen, maple leaf above queen)**
2008 Quebec*
2010**
2012 old style w/o security features**
2017 Canada 150 -Our Wonders- coloured***
2018 Armistice not coloured*
2020 Bill Reid not coloured*
2020 Bill Reid colour*
2021

Canadian 10¢ - year:

1941,
1942,
1944,
1945,
1946,
1947,
1948,
1949,
1950,
1951,
1952,
1954,
1955,
1956,
1957,
2021,

Canadian 5¢ - year:

1942,
1944,
1946,
1947,
1948,
1951 nickel refinery,
1952,
1953 ?
1954,
1955,
1956,
1957,
1999 w/ P 2000 w/ P 2020 2021

Canadian 1¢ - year:

1920-1933
1935
1936
1937
1939
1941,
1948,

US State Quarters

(D=Denver mint / P=Philadelphia Mint)

State Quarters Needed

1999
* Pennsylvania P*
* New Jersey D* & P*
* Georgia D* & P*
2001
* Vermont D*
2002
* Ohio P*
* Tennessee P*
2003
* Missouri D & P*
2004
* Florida D*
* Iowa P
2009
District of Columbia P
America Samoa D & P
US Virgin Island P

US National Parks & Sites Quarters Needed

(D = Denver Mint / P = Philadelphia Mint)
Acadia National Park, Maine (2012) P

Chaco Culture National Historical Park, New Mexico (2012) D

Denali National Park , Alaska (2012) P

El Yunque National Forest Site, Puerto Rico (2012) (P & D)

Everglades National Park, Florida (2014) D

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (2010) (D)

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas (2010) P

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Vermont (2020) (P & D)

Mount Hood National Forest, Oregon (2010) P

National Park of American Samoa, American Samoa (2020) (P & D)

Olympic National Park, Washington (2011) (P & D)

Salt River Bay National Historical Park, US Virgin Islands (2020) (P & D)

Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Site, Kansas (2020) (P & D)

Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site, Alabama (2021) (P & D)

Vicksburg National Military Park, Mississippi (2011) (D)

War in the Pacific National Historical Park, Guam (2019) (D)

Weir Farm National Historic Site, Connecticut (2020) (P & D)

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (2010) (D)

Yosemite National Park, California (2010)
(P & D)

POSTAGE STAMPS

It is not essential to go by this list, I've enjoyed hunting through my stamps for other swaps, based on their stamp profile list requests, so I figured I'd add a list too; in-case anyone else enjoyed going on a mission. If you cannot or do not want to add a personal touch, I just love stamps in general and will be super happy to receive any stamps you choose to share with me 💕

Canadian Stamps:

•Any and all Canadian stamps. My main collection is Canadian postage.
•I've got some big gaps from year 2000 to current

Non Canadian stamps:

•Zodiac and lunar stamps
•Stamps with constellations
•Stamps with maps on them
•Stamps with flags
•Stamps with weather themes
•Stamps with animals
•Stamps with flowers
•Stamps with trucks
•Stamps with heavy equipment
•Stamps that do neat stuff (ex: scratch n sniff, heat sensitive, 3D images, moving images, holographic, ...)
•Stamps with 7s (7,17,27,37 etc...)
•Differently shaped stamps
•Any of the below mentioned "Things I Like"
Glow in the dark
Snowflakes
Mail themed
Compass, Anchors
Butterflies
Bees
Dragonflies
Cats
Crabs
Stingrays
Narwhals
Piggies
Leopards
Tigers
Unicorns
Dragons
Fireworks
Tea \ Coffee
Stars, Moon, Galaxy, Earth, Planets, Space themes,
Milky Way, Constellations
Northern lights (aurora borealis)
Lightning
Rainbows
Landscapes with leaves in fall colours
Origami art / drawings of origami
Zodiac: Cancer/Crab
Lunar: Boar/Pig

USA Forever:
Would really love to have any individual (or all) of this series: 2016 47c National Parks, Souvenir Sheet of 16 Scott 5080

Favourite Crafts

• Photoshop design
• Photography
• Creating magnets
• Melty beads
• Pocket letters (when I have time!!)
• ATCs
• Paper crafting
• Mixed media
• Vinyl creations in all sorts of creative ways
• Colouring, albeit, I'm not great at it...I do enjoy it and am trying to improve...I've got a small selection of Copic markers and I am enjoying playing with them...it amazes me what so many people are able to create with them.

Hobbies

• Traveling
• Postage stamp collecting
• Coin collecting
• Crafting
• Munzee
• Geocaching
• Happy/fun Mail
• Camping
• Reading
• Kayaking
• Hiking
• Photography and creative digital editing
• Photo-restoration
• Digital design

Things I'd like to try

Some things that I'd like to start working on creating and crafting.

•I have a love hate relationship with my penmanship... I hope to work on it and learn to love my writing.

•ATCs (as of April 11th 2016, I've received my very first ATC and have created and sent out my first two!!)

•Crocheting snowflakes

Swapping 💕

Often, I make my own envelopes, using double sided tape, and adhere items, for cover my envelope or handmade postcards, with another adhesive. I’m curious to know, if these handmade items hold up in the mail as well as I hope/think. If you receive something from me that looks like the adhesive isn’t doing what it should, please let me know, so I can adjust my glue products accordingly.

I have NO intentions of flaking. If you don't receive something from me PLEASE let me know before giving me a bad rating so I can resend if necessary. Thanks :) Sometimes I take stuff to the post office (especially if I am concerned it may not fit through their lil slot checker) but I do also use the red mail boxes when I know weight and size shouldn't be a concern...I have no idea how often they get picked up from those things, but I mark as sent after I drop off, be it the post office or a post box.

Also, if for some reason there is postage due; please Please PLEASE let me know, and we can figure something out that works for both of us. I would like to know if it does happen though in-case it becomes an issue.

I want mail swapping to be enjoyable and I hope that my swap partners feel the same way.

Forum Tags

Just a list of forum tags I play, to easily keep track of for myself.

Pick 2 tag ...Canada only

Get Something, Give Something Tag (US and Canada only)

I've Got What You Want - Tag
•Tagged @Mye July 13, 2018 •sent to Notme78 sept 29

I collect...send to the person above you

postcards not store bought forum tag
-Sent to suncloud August 15-

Ratings

tuliptrees rated for PH: Sticker Bombed Postcard #2 on Sep 16, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the AMAZING card! Loved all the insect stamps so much! Thank you. :)
Response: I’m glad you liked it 😄 I definitely enjoy decorating the back of postcards more than I like trying to figure out what to write.
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Comment: Thank you for the resend! I love the teeny stickers, washi, and caticorn card. I really appreciate the resend.
Response: I’m glad the second one arrived! I’m still crossing my fingers for that first one to show up. That first card I sent, was the absolute cutest!
FieryCanuck rated for Bees #3 on Sep 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Everything about your swap made me happy!!! I love the way you decorated the envie to the items you included and the great photo you took!!! Seriously so sweet! I love it all! I hope you're all safe up in PG and that your summer wasn't stressful with the fires. :( I'm so glad we're back into the rainy fall season just for that reason!
Response: I’m thrilled to hear that 😻 I had so much fun putting that swap together 💛🖤💛🖤 🐝 It was an interesting summer, thankfully ‘most’ of the fires near us, didn’t threaten structures or populated areas before they got under control. The rain sure helps keep the smoke at bay and the fires away. We were fortunate up here, I think, in comparison to the Kamloops and more southern okanogan areas.
primaveratime rated for Aquatic Animal Postcard on Sep 9, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi !! Thank you for the Jellyfish postcard. I love jellyfish. And your decoration is so great!! Take care
Response: Im happy to hear it arrived! Thanks for rating 😊
Catt007 rated for SSM: QSCP #30 on Sep 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the card, it is a pretty accurate description of my days 😹, I love the definition of coffee on the back. Stay safe, have fun. 😹
Response: I have never come across a profile that seemed more perfect for that card 😅 I’m so glad you think it’s accurate for you 😂😂
Sagebrushs rated for 20 Stamps Swap #5 on Sep 7, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of stamps.
Response: You’re welcome welcome
Jannified rated for Variety Pack #7 on Sep 7, 2021
5
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Comment: It has arrived. Thank you for the little fun goods! You take care there and stay safe ok? (:
Response: Wooo! Happy to here that it arrived. Thanks for letting me know 😊
d2photo rated for Summer postcard #3 on Sep 6, 2021
5
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Response: Thanks for rating 😊 Happy to know it arrived at its destination.
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Comment: I just received your card today and it is just beautiful. Thank you for the lovely note, the beautiful card (the colors are perfect!) and the pictures (what a great idea to make one a magnet!) and the paper spiders! I loved everything about what you sent and appreciate the extra time and attention you put in. It's just perfect and a much needed little lift for my spirit. :) Thank you so much for everything. :)
Response: I’m glad to hear it arrived ☺️
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Comment: Oh my goodness I was lucky to get you for my partner! I loved everything about this swap from all the pretty winged things stamps ( going to being saving those for crafting with) and the beautiful card and then I couldn't believe how amazing to have a gorgeous happy butterfly magnet that you made and that lovely washi!!! Thank you so much for really putting all that love in my mail box!!
Response: What a lovely rating to wake up to ❤️❤️ This makes me happy to read, I’m glad to hear you love everything about it 😊 I really enjoyed putting it together for you.
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Comment: What a fabulous assortment! And your decorated envelope! And the variety of postage stamps! And let's not forget the nautical washi, I'm even saving the scraps 😁
Response: Woo! I’m so happy it arrived!!😊 I really enjoyed how that envelope turned out, I’m glad you like it ☺️
kizzlets rated for Quick Handmade PC! #11 on Aug 26, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you very much, Very neat how you photoshopped the flamingos with a black and color effect, love it!
Response: I’m glad you think so. Just something a bit different of something that’s been shot the same a thousand times.
bbsporty rated for WIYM: Used Postage Stamps - INTL on Aug 16, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the great stamps! Thanks for the air mail labels! I love using those on my art!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m glad it arrived safely ☺️
minniepic rated for PH: Wildlife PCs #2 on Aug 14, 2021
5
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Comment: WOW, I LOVED EVERYTHING ❤️❤️❤️I enjoyed the envie with all the stamps, I enjoyed the home made card-it was so cute❤️ Thank you so much for the wonderful postcards that I loved, also thought your home made card was cute also. Then you sent me address labels, you brightened my day for sure. Thank you so very much ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I’m super happy to hear that it made it and brightened your day 😁😁 thank-you for letting me know 💜
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Comment: I love this card!!! WOWW! You are so fortunate to see these gorgeous animals near you. Thank you for sharing the view!! I'm agog! Beautiful picture-taking as well! loved all the gorgeous bugs and the squirrel sticker too THANKS! :):):)
Response: I’m glad to hear you liked it ☺️ Thank you for the photography complement 💜 I do feel very fortunate to live in a part of the world where the wildlife can roam ☺️
elisarose rated for Vacation Postcard Swap Int'l on Aug 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your postcard, British Columbia looks so beautiful!
Response: BC really is beautiful 💙💚 I always feel so lucky to live someplace that is surrounded by so much natural raw beauty.
lrm1980 rated for Summer postcard #3 on Aug 6, 2021
5
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Comment: I love this beautiful postcard... thank you!
Response: Thank-you, I’m happy that you think so ☺️
laterdayze rated for WIYM: BIRD POSTCARD SWAP on Aug 5, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you, such a pretty bird!
Response: You’re welcome, thanks for rating ☀️
Katastick rated for Surprise Swap on Aug 5, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for the generous and thoughtful surprise swap and thoughtful note. Made my day! The kitty Washi is the cutest Washi ever! PS: No smoke here on the island. Hope your skies clear soon.
Response: I’m glad it arrived and made your day! Thanks, for having similar likes as me! 😂 it made it super fun to put an envelope of fun surprises together for you ☺️ I’m glad to hear that at least someone is enjoying clear sky’s! ☀️
Arhel rated for Self-printed Postcards #04 on Aug 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Such a lovely card! Thank you! The photo is amazing, and I love how you edited it with Photoshop, too. ❤
Response: Thank-you for rating, I’m so happy to hear that you love it ☺️

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Comments

Poftoffel on Aug 18, 2021:

Wow!!! Thank you so much for the AWESOME AND SUPER SWEET RAK!! Thank you so much foe thinking of me and the super lovely envelope and all the goodies…. i’m so thankful! Thank you!!!

Rainydancer on Aug 5, 2021:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

yvonne401 on Jul 29, 2021:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!

Blessings,

Yvonne

lou on Jul 12, 2021:

Happy Birthday Month!

CurlyTea on Jul 10, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Bhindblueeyes on Mar 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for your beautiful photos - what a great looking bunch of kitties!!! I really appreciate it, and I will have mail out to you soon xox

notme78 on Oct 19, 2018:

Thank you for the postcards via "ive got that you want tag".

OrigamiGrace on Dec 21, 2017:

Happy

solstice

simcoe54 on Oct 18, 2017:

Get Something, Give Something Tag (US and Canada only). Thanks for the 2 map postcards. Yes, the Jasper card is a new one for my collection. Love them.

CrystalZ on Oct 17, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome goodies that you sent for the "Pick 2 Canada" tag! The papers, postcards, and address labels will all be put to good use :) I love the paper especially...I have never seen these new in shop before but I will definately be keeping my eye open for it now!

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