Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 3:57 pm


Date Joined: June 12, 2014
Last Online: September 28, 2020
Birthday: June 25
Country: Canada
Esty Favourites $3-$5

About Me

Wow, I do not know what to say as an introduction to myself. I have been married for 25 years to an incredible man, together we have 5 children. We live and farm in rural Alberta - the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

We recently acquired a donkey and I have fallen in love with this archaic animal. His purpose is to guard our sheep from wolves, coyotes and cougars.....but he's afraid of the sheep!

The sheep are another love of mine. Their gentle, accepting spirit is a testimony to me and doing chores around them always settles my soul. In regards to swapping....I will appreciate anything to do with donkeys or sheep. I would love to hear of your experience of either and enjoy these animals with you.

I am a dog trainer and a supervisor for volunteers who puppy raise guide dogs. I am also a gardener, encourager, camper, listener, cross country skier, hiker, family meal planner, scrape and wound fixer and bed time book reader. I am a Christian.


I love tea and drink it every day. Before I joined Swap-bot I only every drank Red Rose Orange Pekoe Tea. A few partners generously shared their tea with me and now I am hooked on experimenting with tea.

I have found out that I don't like white tea or fruity flavoured teas (except lemon). I also did not care for Chia tea.

I've discovered I like Earl Grey, English Breakfast, Green tea, Chamomile, and Mint teas. However my tea journey has just started so if there is a variety you think I would like - I am happy to try it.

Favorite Crafts

I don't craft but I am fascinated by the creativity of others. Send me your art - I would love to see it!


I'm including a wishlist because I appreciate a detailed list on other peoples sites. Please know, however, I am easy to please and generally enjoy all mail.

Things I would love to receive/wish list:

Flat Items: • Canadian postage, any denomination • Letter or note included in swap • Encouragement • Any Maggie Holmes paper or die cuts • Origami • Car air fresheners • Gift card to the dollar tree. Any amount.

I really have enough note cards, postcards, journals, notepads and stickers so please do not send as extras.

Craft Items:

• Cutting dies • Ink pads • Blending tools • Cardstock • Lace and ribbon • Sequence • Hot glue sticks • Double sided tape • Maggie Holmes • Glitter paper • Gold foil paper * Charms * Enamel dots * Bling

Personal items:

• Socks♥ • Gloves • Scarfs • Toque • Face masks. • Lounge wear • Bath and Body works • Lush

Kitchen Items:

• Measuring spoons • Paper to bake Mini loaves in. • Tea Towels • Dish clothes • Scented Candles • Cutting boards • Country themed • Bento Boxes * Oven Mitts

Operation Christmas Child

My family has the goal of filling 6 - 12 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child any donations to these boxes will be welcome.


I do not like skulls, occult, wicca, nudity or rudeness. Please no stickers - I don't use them.

One of the things I enjoy about swapping with such a variety of people is seeing the things they include in a swap. It tells me about the sender. If it is something I don't have a use for but still in good condition.....I will send it on again.

Christmas Box swap ideas

I thought I would add another section just for these swaps.

I would love craft room organization items. Any small or large containers would be helpful and used. If you have a system you love, I would love to hear about it.

We always do a jigsaw puzzle during the Christmas holidays. Our family also enjoys playing games.

Garden decorating items or accessories such as, gardening gloves, sunglasses/sunhat, row markers, self watering accessories, gardening magazines.

Out side/camping accessories. Our family is very busy outside so these items are always needed. Some ideas are buffs, carabinors, water purifying drinking straws, dehydrated meals, sporks, hand warmers, merino wool socks/base layers,mosquito nets basically anything that can be used hiking or rock climbing.

When we have time we also like to geocache so geocaching coins or travel bugs are always welcome.

If more ideas are needed, I am in need of new slippers, always appreciate new socks, I love lounge wear, use silicone chocolate molds of all sizes, use bento boxes and accessories, and I always appreciate kitchen accessories.

Thank you for reading.....


sherylk3 rated for Paper exchange on Feb 7, 2020
Response: Thank you for the heart.
Comment: OMG thanks!! I love it! I've never done one/received one of these before and I love it! Thanks!! -Al
Response: I'm new to making these too, but they are so fun. Thank you for your kind comments and the heart. Take good care.
Comment: Hello! I just received your swap and thank you for the great Christmas card and letter.
Isa2020 rated for December Survival Box on Nov 4, 2019
Comment: Hello! I received your box today and thank you so much ! I can't wait to open it !!
Response: Yeah!! I'm glad it made it to you and I hope you like what I sent.
shtrqueen rated for 12 days of Christmas on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for another lovely wrapped package. I was stopped twice on my way upstairs and was asked if it's my birthday - the donut paper is adorable and was a real conversation starter. Thank you dear friend. We will have lots to open this year!
Response: I really hope you have fun opening these packages and that you like what I sent you. Happy Holidays!!
suntattoo rated for Another 12 Days of Christmas. on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Received! :) Thanks so much!
Response: Your welcome😊
shtrqueen rated for Christmas Box Swap 2 on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for another wonderful surprise box! My mailman saw me today and said there's something big waiting for you. I'm so glad you set these up! Happy Swapping!
Response: I had fun filling your Christmas box. I hope you like it. Thanks for the rating and heart.
Comment: It arrived on Friday! Not sure where to put it until I put up my tree in December, hahaha :) Thanks so much <3
Response: I hope you will enjoy opening it, I had so much fun putting it together for you. Happy swapping and thanks for the rating and heart.
shtrqueen rated for Christmas Box Swap (free Shipping) on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: Anita - we got back from the trailer today and what a huge package awaited me. What a lovely surprise. I can't wait to open this over the holidays. Thanks also for the tip on free shipping Tuesdays in October - it was so easy to set up and do - I'm so glad you set these swaps up. Hope you're doing well. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
Response: Hi Kim! It's great to be swapping with you. Thanks for the heart and rating, I hope you like what I sent you! P.S if you open the first layer of wrapping, you will find a penpal letter. Have a great day and happy Thanksgiving!
zurdoswifey rated for SH: Small Stocking Stuffer #5 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Oh what a cute wrapping for my stocking stuffer...this is too pretty to even open when it’s time haha ...thanks so much...excited to see what it is 🙂
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and heart. I hope you like it! Happy swapping.
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap and so early too. I have to say this is prettiest mini pocket letter I have ever received. I am going to use the charms on my journal and the stamps are awesome. I never knew you could buy unused postage like that unti my daughter and I went to a stamp show recently. Everything is awesome!! I wish I could give you a hundred hearts 💕😊😃
Response: Thank you for the rating, heart and kind words. I enjoyed working on the pocket letter and so it's nice to know you enjoyed it too.
susieq11 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #7 on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great Christmas tree stamps and fun gift card holder. That’s really neat! I’ll for sure use it. I do not get into the excitement of the season, LOL. I look forward to New Year’s and going “back to normal”! Enjoy the festivities and have a wonderful Christmas!! Wishing you and your family the best!! xoxo
suntattoo rated for Advent calendar envies #1 on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: I can't wait to start opening these, thank you so much <3
mb58ca rated for It's Time to Recyle #10 on Nov 22, 2018
Comment: Ummm I don't know ow what to write except I am overwhelmed. I was expecting three items--not what I got! Hahahahahahaha. I LOVE the goodies. All of them. Especially the mailbox. Wow. And the socks of which I was such in need. And the pads of paper--my goodness. A million thanks!
Comment: Thank you very much for the mini pocket letter! Loved it!
Comment: Thank you for the resend very much appreciated
Response: That one traveled fast! Please let me know if the first package arrives. Thank you for the rating and heart!
Sola79 rated for Christmas Box Swap May 2018 on Jun 19, 2018
Comment: Soo looking forward to open it... only 6 months + left ..LOL :) Thank you :)
Sola79 rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #2 - Random flat on May 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the gifts and the very nice note :) Saving them for Christmas :)
Lexidh rated for 3 gifts 1 theme - #1 - Random package on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you =) Love the wrapping and labels!
NatACT rated for CS Advent calendar 2018 #3 March on May 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely parcel :D

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Cariboocarol on Nov 5, 2018:

Hi.....just thought I would send you a wave---I think we must live fairly close together--!

Marryth on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you for the fun envelope towards my Wishlist group July wishes - it's very interesting! :)

shannonlinde on Jun 1, 2017:

Hi Anita!! I was just going back through the letters from the year long Christmas Advent swap you and I did in 2015! That was one of my favorite swaps of all! I hope you are doing well! If you ever want to do a little swap, I'd love to!

TeaNi on Dec 29, 2016:

Thank you tons and bunches

for granting a CPG December wish for me with the SUPER generous package of Matryoshka loveliness! From the outside of the package with the cool holographic Star Trek stamp (which I will save- my mom was a huge Trekkie) to each and every new layer of the sweet nesting doll goodies- the stickers, tags, stamps, tape, stationery, and especially the beautiful cross stitched card which I will probably end up framing, this package is an absolutely delightful experience. I will be enjoying these wonderful gifts for a long time, and through them you will bring many smiles to my face. Thank you so very much for this wonderful gift! :)

bluehairedmary on Dec 16, 2016:

OMG! You spoiled me with all the OWL stuff for my CPG Dec Wishlist! I love the bookmark, the tiny erasers, and all the little notebooks/papers! Squee for happy mail! Thank you so much! ♥♥♥

Swan on Dec 12, 2016:

A sheep mat, how fun! Thank you for the CPG December wish!

TeaNi on Nov 17, 2016:

thank you very much

for granting a November wish for me with the pretty sparkly snowflake garlands and the lovely card! I also love the wrapping, the stamps on the package, and the pretty origami star on the envelope- a delightful package. :)

OrigamiGrace on Feb 24, 2016:

Thank you for my awesome Feb wish at Wishlist! Those pcs will be perfect for the college student!

TeaNi on Feb 13, 2016:

thank you

for granting a CPSTF group February wish for me with the pretty notecards and lovely message! So thougful! :)

bluehairedmary on Feb 11, 2016:

♥♥♥ Thanks so much for the awesome owl & fox postcards! And the keychain is soooo cute! ♥♥♥

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