Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2021 12:37 am


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

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), 63 (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


Comment: Thank you for hosting this simple swap, I appreciate the goodies you sent!
Katastick rated for Christmas Card Swap on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the very cute card and stickers. I love 🐈‍⬛.
Response: Wonderful! Thanks for rating.
dawnakaulen rated for One of Each on Nov 26, 2021
Comment: Nice PC's, thank you! Love the vintage train :)
Response: Super! Thanks for rating.
andee73 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 25, 2021
debbiespoms rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much Monique, for the wonderfully cute Snowmen Christmas card & not sure what the paper with flowers on it is.
Response: Thanks for rating. The paper was just a miscellaneous insert--tuck-in.
HelenG6 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Nov 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and enclosure.
Response: I appreciate the rating. Thanks.
Writercat rated for Sender's Choice - PCs on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Hi Monique! Thanks so much for the lovely postcards, cute stickers and notecard. It's all great! Much appreciated! Cathy
Response: Not a problem. Rating is appreciated.
dawnakaulen rated for Unmentionable - 2 on Nov 15, 2021
Comment: Nice PC's, thank you
Response: Thanks for joining the swap.
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcards, fun stickers and nice vintage looking paper. So much fun! Much appreciated! Cathy
Response: Rating is appreciated. Glad you liked everything.
bblue rated for Stuff-It 10 on Oct 30, 2021
Comment: Your envelope finally got here, a bit beat up from its adventures, but luckily everything inside is unharmed. Thank you for all the colourful supplies, I can definitely use them! Edit: oh, I reread the note and I guess this is a re-send. I'm sorry the first envie got lost, but glad for what you sent!
Response: Yeah, lost mail is annoying! Thanks for rating and your patience.
Maddashin rated for PC Stash on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks 🙏 Hearts 💕 to you Loved them all!
Response: Glad to read that! Thanks for rating.
Ang rated for Match the Envelope on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the swap! I so love your penmanship too.
Response: Compliments are always welcomed! Thanks for rating.
ericabella rated for 3 Sticker Sheets on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Monique! I hope you have a lovely day!
Response: Thanks, and thanks for the rating.
FieryCanuck rated for September | Just Because on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun mail!!! :)
Response: Thanks for saying that, and for the rating.
debbiespoms rated for Let It Snow on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Monique! Received your swap today and thank you very much, for the 3 snow PC's for the swap and the 2 extras! I especially love the snowy Coast Redwoods PC! So pretty!
Response: I'm glad you like them. Thanks for the rating.
dally rated for My "First" Swap #3 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you Monique, I really enjoyed reading your letter. I like to relax with Happy Color too! Thank you for the panda stickers too, they're adorable!
Response: Yay for Happy Color! Thanks for rating.
simcoe54 rated for PC Series - July on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for resending this swap. Love the pcs.
Response: Oh, good. Glad you liked the pcs. Thanks for rating.
howdyholly rated for PC Msg Template #1 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: I hope your high tea was fun! Thank you for the great card.
Response: The high tea was posh and delightful! Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you for the note card, postcard & the cool washi tape page. Take care 🙂
Response: Happy you liked everything. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks so much I love everything you included.
Response: I'm happy you're happy :) Thanks for rating.

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