Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2021 11:35 am


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: August 3, 2021
Birthday: July 1, 1958
Country: Canada
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About Me

ABOUT THE THREE: I was late on an email swap. Kind of bummed that a late electronic swap ruined over 1,000 stellar swaps. Rules are rules I guess. Just keep in mind—I never flaked; I was just late.

If you prefer blank postcards in swaps, join my group "Postcard Stashers" that deals with swaps requiring blank postcards only.

1) Even if there's a note or paper inside, please put the swap name somewhere on the envelope, too.
2) If choices are allowed, my postcard preference is blank in an envelope.

I am an avid reader (by heart), romantic (by nature), 61 (by years alive), French (by design), Canadian (by birth), Ontario (by residency), engaged (by choice), Pentecostal/born-again (by faith) and loved (by God and all who know me).

I am also a freelance editor, writer, and founder of Halcyon Days Magazine at (http://halcyondaysmagazine.blogspot.ca).

Fav Swap Themes


  • 3D items (the kind that look like they're moving)
  • anything with the following words (or derivatives) on them: "Create," "Discover," "Dream," "Imagine," "Journey," "Memories," "Mystery," "Passion"
  • beach scenes
  • books (medical romance, law/courtroom, rescue)
  • bookmarks
  • business cards of nearby/favourite cafes and tea rooms
  • Canadian gift cards for Amazon, Coles/Indigo, Michaels, Target, Walmart
  • Cafes, street scenes
  • Canadian souvenir sticker sheets or singles
  • cardinals (birds)
  • cameos
  • Cinderella
  • clouds
  • courtrooms
  • covered bridges
  • Downton Abbey
  • Elongated pennies
  • Envelope/Letter seals
  • FDC (First Day Covers)
  • gazebos
  • glitter
  • gift cards from Michael's, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Walmart
  • hourglass
  • Jim Holtz items
  • journals
  • keys
  • key chains
  • kissing
  • ladybugs
  • lambs
  • libraries
  • MAILBOXES - any items! Stamps, rubber stamps, envelopes, stickers...
  • maps on anything (trinkets, postcards, notecards, etc.)
  • MAXI cards
  • mickey mouse
  • moleskin planners
  • nautical objects (seashells, anchors, etc.)
  • panda bears
  • pens / fountain pens / FriXion pens
  • pocket letter refills
  • postcards (if the swap calls for naked, then don't send in an envelope). Basically, my preference is blank postcards in an envelope. I like postcards with beautiful or unique postmarks, mailboxes, stamps, and tea/coffee cups.
  • postmarks (unbroken) on stamps/envelopes
  • rain/rainbows
  • rhinestones
  • roses
  • samples of ATCs, decos, and FBs
  • snails
  • spoons
  • Starbucks gift cards and other goodies ;)
  • stickers suitable for diaries and planners
  • teddy bears (and anything with teddies on them) EXCEPT Winnie-the-Pooh
  • things framed/llined with gold or silver
  • Tim Horton gift cards and goodies :)
  • travel-related items
  • umbrellas
  • vintage ephemera
  • wishing wells (fountains)

I prefer not receiving things with the following themes. But if it's a sender's choice, don't worry about it :)
* angels * balloons * cartoonish things -- see samples here * cats * clowns * dogs * Hello Kitty
* Route 66 * Winnie-the-Pooh

Fav Colors, Scents, & Tastes

My favorite color schemes are teal green/blue and coral or purple tones, hunter green, or ocean colors. My favorite flower and scent is Lily-of-the-Valley. For cooking or tastes, I'm a fan of anything with cinnamon, chocolate, lemon and orange in it.

Favorite Television

I can't get enough reruns of Bones, Coach, Dexter, Downton Abbey, ER, Flashpoint, Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, Mr. Selfridge, Rome, Trauma

Other Fav Pastimes

I love cross-stitching, painting with acrylics, sketching, and definitely photography.

Wish list

  • Address labels
  • Anything to help organize things better
  • Blank postcards
  • Fountain pens
  • "FriXion" pens by Pilot
  • Lapel pins
  • Note cards
  • Postcards with teacups/coffee cups
  • Sharpie pens (fine/ultra fine)
  • Souvenir item from Austria or Disney World
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • Stickers suitable for journals and planners
  • Swap cards
  • Tim Horton gift cards


HelenG6 rated for 2021 Alphabet Series - P, Q, R on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards on post box, AZ quiet place (watch the sharp cacti) and Rhode Island (don't have a card for that state). I appreciate the nice stamp used.
FieryCanuck rated for Send it ASAP! on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: thank you for the items! Especially the stamps!!! I have never seen these ones before and I'm wondering how I missed them?? (same with the one on the envelope!!)
Cellolady rated for 2021 Alphabet Series - M,N,O on Jul 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks for rating. I'm glad they arrived.
Hunbun rated for Number Scavenger Hunt on Jul 16, 2021
Comment: Great postcards again, Monique! I haven't seen that particular (5 teacups) card from Flow so was really pleased with it. Thank you!
Response: Wonderful :) It was hard to give it up (the teacups) but there'll be others. Thanks for the rating.
Vanna rated for Vacay - I Would... (PCs) on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Loved the postcards they are so pretty
Response: Thanks for commenting. And for the rating.
velvetbunny rated for Scavenger Hunt on Jul 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you for everything you sent. The stickers are so cute.
Response: Thanks for the comment and rating.
Hunbun rated for My Favorite Themes on Jul 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcards on themes. Also, I truly enjoy your handwriting every swap I get from you!
Response: You're welcome. I'm thinking of ways to make an income from this skill.
FieryCanuck rated for Fives, Fabulous Fives on Jul 9, 2021
Comment: thanks so much for the fun things you sent me! :)
Response: I'm glad they were helpful for you. Thanks for rating.
debbiespoms rated for PS: Inside/Outside postcards on Jul 8, 2021
Comment: Hi there Monica! Thank you very much for the great PC's! I love all ! Thank you so much too, for joining my swap!
Response: No problem, it was a fun swap.
Comment: Hi Monique! I think we've "met" in different swaps before, so it's nice to formally "meet" you :) I'll try to write back soon!
Response: Yeah, we have 'met' in other swaps. Thanks for the rating.
mchesser12 rated for Take These--PLEASE! on Jun 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the variety of postcards.
Response: No problem. Thanks for joining.
NRGordon rated for Looking Forward on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun PC. We have eaten outside a few times recently but it is going to be some time before we are comfortable eating inside a restaurant.
Response: I appreciate your patience in wanting to wait. Thanks for the rating.
annychenghk rated for 3-3-3 Int'l on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: thank you for resending, I love all the items! they are useful!
Response: Wonderful! Thanks for joining and for the rating.
debbiespoms rated for Mixed Up on Jun 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards & Nope, no duplicates.
Response: Hallelujah! Thanks for the rating.
marclively rated for PC/Stamp Combo on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Marc
Response: Glad it arrived. Thanks for rating.
Catt007 rated for 2021 Postcard Series - March on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: Lovely cards, thank you :)
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
savannahsmiles4u rated for I'm Off--to the Beach! on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your choice of postcards! Very nice!
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for rating.
fourgnomesinatrenchcoat rated for Let's Go Paperless on Jun 14, 2021
Comment: I love the little bag you included! it is so cute. :)
Response: Wonderful! Thanks for rating.
SkaGirl rated for I'm a Smartie! on Jun 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you!!!
Response: No problem. Thanks for rating.
AlisonKingWriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!! <3 Al
Response: I'm happy you're happy ;) Thanks for rating.

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