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Original Member
Last Online: January 16, 2021

Country: Canada

About Me

May 7, 2016: Takimg a break.

I would appreciate not receiving extras in swaps.

I live in Canada, where our postal service, while quite expensive, is mediocre at best. It can take 4-6 weeks for mail to go to/from the USA, yet only 1 week to go to/from Europe. I watch all of my swaps to make sure they are received and rated. I will gladly re-send after a reasonable period of time has passed - and that, unfortunately, is usually at least 4 weeks. Thanks for your patience!

Member of Swap-bot since October 2006~

Hosted and completed 48 swaps before the hearts and stars systems were implemented on January 27, 2007~

I support FOPS and Newbie Helpers ~

I have vision issues - please don't be shy to let me know if I miss the mark on a swap because of it - I will be happy to re-send. Thx.

  • The Paper Dragon (Fonder)
  • The Postcard Place (Co-Founder)
  • The Natural World (Officer)
  • Newbie Helpers (Officer)



Pretty much all*, whether pastel or saturated, but especially:

- all blues & blue-greens (aqua, turquoise, teal)

- all purples

- black
- silver and grey

- lime green

- darker reds

- fuchsia and magenta

- soft pinks

- soft yellows

- taupe

- black with any of the above colours and also with white

*Exceptions: I don't care for neon colours, or drab/muddy colours (unless combined with something bright).


- animals, especially cats, bats, squirrels, mice, polar bears, hedgehogs, pigs, foxes, elephants, moose,

- birds, especially owls, crows, ravens, robins, peacocks, penguins, pelicans, puffins, cardinals, bluejays
- sea creatures, especially fish, jellyfish, turtles, whales, seahorses

- trees, especially palms, willows, red maples, firs

- flowers, especially poppies, gerberas, tulips, peonies, lilacs
- mushrooms

- insects, especially butterflies, dragonflies, bees, ladybugs, fireflies

- The Big Outdoors: beaches, oceans, lakes, rivers, sky, sun, moon, stars, sunsets, breezes, storms, mountains, green fields and other natural green spaces
- weather of all kinds


- Christmas
- Halloween

- Victorian

- retro

- art nouveau

- art deco

- shabby chic

- European

- Asian

- clean lines, contrast, bright colours with black

- polkadots

- fun, funky, quirky things (like spider brooches, irreverent stationery, wild sox)
- gory things (like zombies, blood, true murder stories)
- fairies, dragons, gnomes, elves, trolls, mermaids

- glitter
 and bling
- Matryoshkas
- Kokeshi
- Kawaii
- umbrellas and rain boots


  • Charley Harper
  • Laurel Burch
  • Mucha
  • Gustav Klimt
  • Monet
  • Rousseau
  • Erte
  • William Morris
  • Georgia O'Keeffe
  • Kanagawa
  • Australian Aboriginal
  • Graphic
  • Geninne Zlatkis
  • Ann Taintor
  • Ted Harrison


  • Handmade stationery (postcards, note cards, postalettes, envelopes, etc.) and handmade stickers (paper or fabric)

  • Paper Postcards: I prefer funny, quirky, unusual, colourful, artwork, text; not so keen on the traditional touristy photos of scenery or places or maps unless there is an unusual element to them, or you have taken the photo yourself. (Please see more detailed list below.)

  • Supplies: Washi and deco tapes plus anything that can be used for paper crafting (except paper - I have lots of that).

  • Food & Drink: Herbal and decaf teas of any kind (no caffeine please as I cannot tolerate it), Italian, Indian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Mexican, Slavic (like pirogies and cabbage rolls), vegan and vegetarian, popcorn, prime rib, potatoes, pasta and rice in any form, butter, home baked and artisanal bread, desserts with fresh fruit and real whipped cream, European chocolate, quality ice cream (like Hagen Das or gelato)


  • Sports, politics, religion

  • Commercialized cartoony stuff like Disney, Looney Tunes, etc. (but I love funny cartoons and graphics and Kawaii)

  • Anything more suitable for children (cute, girly, frilly is fine, just not "childish")

  • Small bits and pieces of things, like loose stickers or gems, small pieces of paper, individually stamped images (simply because I do not see well and easily lose them)

Please feel free to disregard the above likes and dislikes if:
- the swap specifically calls for one of those things or
- the swap is handmade and sender's choice, in which case I appreciate receiving thoughtfully-made-by-you arts and crafts in YOUR style, theme, colour. (";)


I do not care for common, generic tourist type PCs or commercial ad PCs (unless the swaps calls for that specifically).

I like just about everything else (not easily offended) but especially:

  • Altered
  • Handmade (including digital art)
  • Photos you have personally taken
  • Quirky, funny, unusual, sarcastic, dark, twisted, etc.
  • B&W and sepia photos of people, famous or not
  • Anything related to the arts
  • Mythical creatures like fairies, unicorns, dragons, witches, gnomes, elves, mermaids, etc.
  • Christmas (not religious though)
  • Food
  • Quotes, poems, etc.
  • Houses
  • Water
  • Trees
  • Birds
  • Vintage or vintage repro

Write to me about:

  • Food, including recipes
  • Favourite place, book, poem, song, movie, TV program, colour, leisure activity, hobby
  • Family
  • Friend(s)
  • What you did yesterday or today
  • Future plan or hope or dream
  • Funny or silly fact or story about yourself
  • Secrets (yours or someone else's)
  • Shopping
  • Crafting
  • Being "green"
  • Something interesting about where you live
  • A favourite/funny quote
  • Story from your school days or childhood
  • Story about your ancestors/ancestry, genealogy
  • An "Ah-ha!" moment
  • A poem you wrote (I love haikus)


Unless otherwise specified in the swap description, I prefer receiving handmade envelopes that:

  • Are lined if made from thin/flimsy paper (so they can be mailed)

  • Are at least large enough to hold an ATC: 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" (I don't use smaller envelopes much)

  • Do not have address labels affixed (pop therm inside if you like so I can choose where to affix them, depending on how I'd like to use the envelope)

  • Do not have any closure tape affixed (I can take care of that myself, thx)

Tough Stuff

Yes, I admit I am pretty much a rule follower, but it is in the interest of protecting the good swappers here.

  • I rate down without notice any swaps sent late without personal communication by the swap deadline.

  • I give swappers who have not met the swap requirements a chance to re-send as long as it is within a reasonable period of time and I do not have to go chasing them for it.

  • I ban without notice anyone who doesn't meet all of my swap requirements - but I will usually give a reason.

  • I consider profiles important because they help your swap partners to put together swaps you are more likely to enjoy receiving, and I look for info on style and colour preferences OR a statement that any colours/styles are welcome.

  • Prompt, courteous communication can resolve just about any potential problem here.



Comment: Thanks so much for the map card, Terry, I loved it!
samsstuff rated for PNS: A Photo by Me #2 on May 17, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard!
spotteddogs rated for TPD: Kraft & Washi on May 5, 2016
Comment: It was so fun to come home from vacation today and find your fun note in my mail! It is funny you picked the "organizing" subject from my profile because in the car on the road today, I decided I am going to post a RAK/game in the PFs for messy craft spaces!! Sorry you won't be visiting this way soon, but hope you have a great summer, too! Hugs!
Response: Thanks for the rating, J! (";)
dartha rated for PNS: Mondrian PC on Apr 25, 2016
Comment: Thank you Terry for the cool Mondrian post card and fun quote. Awesome swap! thank you, darla
Response: You're very welcome - thanks for the rating, Darla! (";)
Comment: Very beautiful card! I can't stop looking at it! And I'm jealous of your snow too! Here we have cold mornings but the sun is warm in the afternoon. Thanks for a great card :-)
Response: My pleasure - thanks for the rating, M! (";)
Francella rated for PNS: Sender's Choice Postcard on Apr 12, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lily postcard :) and for writing about one of my profile questions too.
Response: My pleasure! Thanks for the rating. (";)
Vickyen rated for TPP: Jerry's Petunia Pie PC Swap on Mar 24, 2016
Comment: Hi Terry! Love the vintage pc - it was very vintage but lovely! Your Mom's pie sounds amazing and with ice cream, my lips are smacking at the thought! Yum! I think those are pompoms on her, but who knows?? LOL! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the rating! (";)
Snuggles555 rated for TPP: Jerry's Petunia Pie PC Swap on Mar 23, 2016
Comment: Loved the pc Terry - thank you. The sour cream peach pie sounds awesome! Thanks for joining my swap. Hugs, Susan ♥
Response: Thanks for the rating, Susan! (";)
MadeByRori rated for NH: NC+ on Mar 18, 2016
Comment: Really enjoyed your strawberry note. :) My husband and I just finished sharing a bowl of strawberries. What timing! My grandma grew strawberries when I was little and I still remember picking them with her and watching her chop them and put them in bowls of sugar for strawberry shortcake. Yum!
Response: Thanks for the rating! (";)
Paige1900 rated for TPP: The Blue PC List on Mar 18, 2016
Comment: YAY! So happy to find you in my mailbox. I love the PC and I love your list of blue things that you saw while writing the postcard to me. :) I also love the blue washi tape you used. ♥ Thanks for being fantastic.
Response: Thanks for the rating, my friend! (";)
Comment: Love the way you arranged the scraps!
Response: Thanks for the rating! (";)
Paige1900 rated for TPP: Tell a Story PC #3 on Feb 16, 2016
Comment: I love those bird brains! Great story Terry. Thank You for hosting. ♥
Response: Thank you for suggesting this swap again, Paige - and for the rating! Hugs, T (";)
Changeling rated for TNW: Polar Bear Haiku on Feb 6, 2016
Comment: Thank you for hosting and for the beautiful card and haiku!
Response: Thank you! (";)
luckycharms rated for TPD: What to do? HM PC on Feb 3, 2016
Comment: What a Fun swap! Thanks for hosting and Thank you for the post card you made me!!
Response: Thank you! (";)
wolfeagle rated for TPD: What to do? HM PC on Feb 2, 2016
Comment: These postcards are a great way to recycle. Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you! (";)
penelopesamuel rated for TPD: What to do? HM PC on Feb 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you, Terry, for the very sparkly postcard! Being part raccoon, I love all the glittery bits of card you used, especially the ice skate piece :) This was a very fun idea and swap! Happy Arting and swapping, Penelope
Response: Thank you! (";)
sjayana20 rated for Private: Handmade PC on Jan 31, 2016
Comment: Your handmade postcard was super awesome !!! It made my day 😘😘😘😇
Response: Thank you! (";)
Comment: I'm sorry that my late rating.Thank you for the great package.They are so interesting to me. This was a very special package!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the rating! (";)
Artstamper rated for PNS: Paint & Cling Wrap PC on Jan 22, 2016
Comment: Your Cling wrap print turned out great! I like what you did with the PC too. Thank you very much.
Response: Thank you for the rating! (";)
Comment: Dearest Terry, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your article and letter! I love them!!! ♥ It may be weird but I like how neat your letter is and the font is so pretty, and can I add how gorgeous and unique your handwriting is?!?! :D Your christmas celebration sound so massive and awesome, having 4 generations! It's funny to hear about your mum's turkey dressing ! Well, she can try making a newer but improved recipe again!? Haha. The most exciting thing to me is the part where you guys receive pjs for christmas! (May I mention that it's handmade and handmade stuffs make things cooler!) That sounds really fun and I am so tempted to try that idea out! I agree that family is the best so I spent my christmas with my family as well! ♥ Hope you had a splendid christmas and HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your loved ones! ♥
Response: Thank you for the rating and Happy New Year! (";)

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bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

TryshaH81 on Nov 10, 2020:

Just checking in on some of the swappers I remember most! Hope you are doing good!

gooseberry on Jul 22, 2019:

YooperHill on May 31, 2019:

Hey you.....good to see your name in the forums again!

Paige1900 on Jan 7, 2019:

In case you return, know that you are still missed! ♥

nermalski on Sep 30, 2018:

Miss you still. Hope all is well.

DaisyDice on Jul 2, 2018:

Miss you

Paige1900 on Feb 2, 2018:

Miss you bunches!

nermalski on Nov 28, 2017:

Miss seeing you around. Hope you are doing well.

biasbabe on Nov 23, 2017:

Hope where ever you are that you are having a wonderful Thanks giving. hugs Robin

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