Swap-bot Time: May 7, 2021 10:04 pm


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: May 6, 2021
Birthday: July 1, 1958
Country: Canada
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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 mindβ€”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


Ettoad rated for Letter Writer Scavenger Hunt on May 6, 2021
Comment: Everything hit the spot perfectly, especially the postcards and stickers! πŸ’— Happy Letter Writing!!
PrincessLeia rated for St Patricks Headlines on May 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the newspaper page. Bit sad that theres no mention of st pats day - mainly covid stuff. Thanks for the postcards! Love the critters.
colleenbUSA rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on May 4, 2021
Comment: That's crazy! Thanks for sharing!
dawnakaulen rated for March Green on May 3, 2021
Comment: Nice PC's, thank you! Love the Live Oak tree is it stunning :)
ayahsantos rated for Scavenger Hunt on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!!
marles rated for If I Came to Visit... on May 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
CarmelH rated for Close Encounter of the Animal Kind on May 1, 2021
Comment: Wow, what a great story, I would have been terrified. Thanks for the beautiful postcard
Response: Glad it arrived! Thanks for the rating.
Ree87 rated for Mystery Q&A on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I like those shows too. I actually just started watching Grey's Anatomy for the first time this year! I haven't finished it yet, but it's been great. Happy swapping! :)
Carollee922 rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on May 1, 2021
Comment: How old were you when you took your Poppins inspired leap?
Response: I'll guess around 7 years old. Thanks for rating.
Candace rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: Good thing you did not break an ankle :)
Response: I totally agree. I wonder if that's the reason I'm afraid of heights now--haha. Thanks for rating.
ayahsantos rated for 3x3 on Apr 27, 2021
ayahsantos rated for 5x5 on Apr 27, 2021
ayahsantos rated for PC Stash on Apr 27, 2021
ayahsantos rated for 3-3-3 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!! Take Care always!
squince rated for Scavenger T/F on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: I'm going to say you've won a singing contest!
Response: Nope. I picked all six numbers but didn't play--lost out on 6 million dollars...
TabbyJay rated for True or False? on Apr 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard! I am going to guess and say you won a singing contest. :)
Response: Nope. I picked all six numbers but didn't play them--lost out on 6 million dollars...
craftynut rated for Postcard Sticker Combo on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Same for me. I like to take my daughter out for a piece of cake and milkshake. We actually went to get our first take away last night for well over a year but it wasn't what I expected.
journalingrachel rated for Pick 10 - Canada on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Hey there! Just got your lovely package in the mail today, thank-you so much for everything that you sent! I LOVE EVERYTHING. Especially the halloween stamps, stationery set, and the rubber stamp. Thank-you so so so much! Hope you are well :) <3
Response: Glad to read you liked the package. Thanks for rating.
nanadiana rated for True or False? on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Baltimore postcard dated March 16. It only took 35 days to make its way here. I wonder what adventures it has to tell. I'm hoping that the true is that you won a singing contest and not the picking all winning lottery numbers but didn't play. That would be very disappointing if you didn't win the lottery. Thanks for making my day!
Response: Your choice: False! I did play all numbers, showed my mother with shaking hands (she was in the middle of a bingo game). I lost out on $6 million dollars...
KIllerMal rated for CS: Dyslexia How it affects you on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful cafrtolina. it is so sad that people judge without knowing. I'm glad the situation is better now :)
Response: The situation is better indeed. Good luck in your endeavours. Thanks for rating.