Swap-bot Time: April 16, 2021 2:04 pm


Date Joined: June 12, 2014
Last Online: April 16, 2021
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. I have a brother scan n cut so any accessories to this machine would be so loved! I also have a big shot and would love cutting dies.

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.

Personal care items - anything from lush, burt's bees, dry shampoo, face masks, however, I don't use makeup.

For kitchen items, bees wax food wraps, oven mitts, tea towels, dish cloths, scented candles, coffee beans, organizational items.

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.....


ChrisAnne rated for OoO: Washi tape swap on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: Love the choices you made for me and the packaging was better than most Etsy stores. Thank you!
user6937 rated for Spring Die Cut Swap on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: I'm not sure, but I think I have the umbrella/boots dies, though mine might be a bit smaller (and am going to use them for this swap, too - you're always way ahead of me, lol); I love the "mottled" paper you sent with the frames, what a good idea to make a mat for them; and, the little bunnies are adorable! And, the envelope - fantastico :)
CrystalZ rated for Sheetload of Card March on Mar 25, 2021
Comment: I love the cards you made this month...the cute vintage airplanes went perfect with the color scheme and patterns you picked. Also, your friends homemade card was pretty as well. You even decorated the envelope you mailed everything in with some of the most adorable drawings of kids in rainboots splashing in puddles! Your envelope absolutely made me smile when I got it today :) Thank you!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating, heart and kind words!
user6937 rated for Sheetload of Card March on Mar 22, 2021
Comment: Marvellous cards, as usual! Thanks for sending some of your heart tags, too :)
user6937 rated for Sheetload of Cards February on Feb 11, 2021
Comment: These are wonderful, just as they are. I'll be giving one to my husband, that's for sure! You always give 150% - thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for your continued encouragement and kind words! I'm glad you are able to use these cards!♥
tampatha rated for Sheetload of Cards January on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: These are stunning! I totally love them. Thanks for the extras too!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and rating! I hope you have a great day.
Comment: Yay!! THank you for the fun 2020 covid cross stitch patterns - I really want to make them asap!! Merry Christmas!
Response: They are so fitting! I hope, for this year only. Thanks for hosting this swap, I really enjoyed it.
user6937 rated for Sheetload of Cards December on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Your cards are very professional looking! I didn't have a "proper" border edge so I used my decorative scissors - I do have the snowbank one, but never even considered using it. It's perfect for a Christmas card! Thanks for the extra stamps (now I finally have Christmas ones, oh, and they're by Maud Lewis!) - that wasn't necessary; yours weren't cancelled but then somebody crossed them out with a pen :(
Response: Thank you for the kind words and rating! I hope you have a great day.
user6937 rated for Sheet Load of Cards - Private Swap on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Wow, I haven't even started (gulp)! These are very very nice, and thanks for the extra tags and things!
Response: As soon as I sign up for a swap I get excited and start working on it...a little nerdy I guess. Thank you for the kind words and heart.♥
Comment: Wowee what an awesome package - thank you so much for all the lovelies!! Tim Horton's hot cocoa - I'm stoked! And those gorgeous shakers? Did you make them?? Thanks muchly for a great swap!
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed your swap. Yes I made the shakers, they are one of my favourite things to make. I hope you have a cozy evening sipping hot chocolate soon. Thanks for the kind words and heart.
Lilianders rated for OoO: Die-cuts for Xmas/Winter on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Hi anita, thank you so much for the beautiful diecuts! Love the way you packaged it all, will use them for sure.
Response: I realized when I received my swap that I understood the requirements wrong. I should have given a bigger variety and less cuts of the same die cut. Regardless, I\m glad you can use them. Thanks for the heart and kind words.
user6937 rated for CS: Xmas tags on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Wow, these are beautiful - they'll have to go on somebody special's Xmas present! Thank you! I'm going to make a Xmas card out of the embossed paper you sent; it's also very nice :)
Response: Thank you for hosting this swap and giving us the opportunity/nudge to start working on our Christmas tags. I really enjoyed it. Thank you also for your kind words and heart.
Comment: Your beautiful envelope arrived today :) So looking forward to open it <3
Response: December will be here before we know it! I hope you enjoy. Thanks for the rating and heart.♥
CrystalZ rated for Christmas Box Swap on Oct 24, 2020
Comment: Wow you sent me such a wonderful big Christmas themed box! I sincerely appreciate that you even made up a basket of goodies for my Mom...she was so overjoyed to find out there was something for her included :) We both enjoyed the baskets you made up for us and we will be using the Christmas decor this year. I haven't unwrapped the wrapped presents yet but I am sure they will all be wonderful! I also like the well done handmade boxes you made....did you use a die to make them or just from your imagination? And you even included a handmade card that I will be happily displaying this Christmas season :) Thank you for hosting this swap! EDITED TO ADD: I opened the wrapped gifts Christmas Day and I am beyond thrilled at what you picked out for me! The little Christmas Tree and all the wee decorations are going to be saved for next season and will be put up in my craft room next year...or I guess this year now lol. I also really liked the sign and we have already hung it up in our hallway. Thank you for being an amazing partner!!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the box. I have to admit that after I sent it I found two more wrapped gifts that were supposed to be included....sometimes I'm so forgetful! Thanks for joining the swap and for the kind words and heart.♥
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envelope! The mail art and stamps are wonderful!!!
Response: I hope you will enjoy the contents in December!
rocsina207 rated for CPG Blind Envie #2 - Global on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for your selection of goodies.I liked them and I think they fit my preferences.
Response: That's great to hear for a Blind Envie! Thanks for the rating and heart. Have a good day and take good care.♥
Comment: Thank you for the awesome envelope... I just adore all of the postage and love "The Polar Express" trains!
Response: I glad it arrived safely, I hope you enjoy the contents on Christmas, Thanks for the hosting this swap!♥
Comment: I got your package and now I have to be good and wait until December. I am not quite sure how I am supposed to let these packages sit here for a month to a month and half and not open them!
Response: Christmas will be here before you know it! Thanks for the rating.♥
Comment: WOW Anita, this package is huge! The pouch alone is a gorgeous gift! I can't wait until December to open it! <3 *edit* I just had to open your gift first. You really went above and beyond an advent gift! I love everything; the washi, the cchocolates, the packaging, everything. I'll be trying that recipe soon!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart. I had fun putting together your swap - I hope you like it.♥
sherylk3 rated for Paper exchange on Feb 7, 2020
Response: Thank you for the heart.

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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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