Swap-bot Time: December 6, 2022 1:52 am


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: December 5, 2022

Country: Canada
ATCs I've Made
My ABC List

About Me

Updated December 2, 2022

  • ISFP - Adventurer

  • Enneagram 9 - a desire to live in peaceful harmony with their environment.

  • Married. Childless by choice.

  • 🦻 In mid-life I started to lose my hearing and now I'm profoundly HOH. I lip-face read. I do not know sign language. I had cochlear implant surgery and activation in August 2022.

  • Gmail: [email protected]

  • Canada

🤗 ABC List - Things I find interesting

Handmade is what I like because it's unique and personal. There's a greater feeling of camaraderie and community when sharing something we've made. It's a means of supporting and encouraging play, mindfulness, creativity, originality, and authenticity.



Definition: basically it is a blank little handmade book (usually 4-6 pages) that has a theme (it can be open theme). When you receive it, you decorate 1 page and pass it to the next person. When it is full, it gets sent home to the person who made it! So they get a nice little decorated booklet back!

About decos, deco resources, collaborative projects. Also my preferences, and available decos


No need to send extras to me. Rest assured, I do not rate based on extras.

The things I send

I put a return address on everything I send out.

I keep a photo-log of my outgoing swap items--front, back, and at the mailbox.

It takes on average 10 business days to get to most places. However, delivery is often 4 weeks to many places in the United States.

I will resend if my swap doesn't arrive within 6 weeks.

Canada Post Service Alerts

Postcrossing Postal Monitor: Ongoing mail suspensions

ICC Logistics site - Mail disruptions

📩Re-sends sent to:

2020 and 2021 Re-sends


@Barbara for CPG: Cut n Paste PC #328363 (Global). Received May 5.

@Byn0604 for One-sheet booklet deco #333627. Received Sep 12.

@Rrush19 for AMA: Mini Art Journal Go-round #4. The MAJ was returned to me with a label that said the address was a problem, but the address turned out to be correct. So I repackaged it and mailed it back to rrush19. October 27. Received Nov 14.

My Hosting Style

If you join one of my swaps here's what you should know about my hosting style:


I screen participants to minimize the risk of flakers getting in, and those who do not rate, and those who leave blank comments. I will remove participants with swapping histories that worry me. If you have any negative unresolved swapping history and want to join my swap please proactively message me to explain.


If you haven't received a postcard around the one month mark, let me know. I will send out a nudge message.

If I have had to send more than one nudge message to a member, I may "ban" them from future swaps.

Blank comments

Please, no blank comments. When rating please comment on the item received. Example:

"Thank you for the Van Gogh sunflower postcard."

As a host, I read the comments each participant receives. I really appreciate reading a little description of the item. A description tells me the item was received and noticed.


I check to see that everyone is rated and will add a "Finished" stamp to the Discussion section when all items are sent, received, and rated.


If your partner flakes, PM me to let me know you posted the "1" and I will angel the swap.

Swap-Bot Frequently Asked Questions: What are the rating criteria?

Thank you to all who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note.

Great swapping advice, tips and checklists:

Thinking of hosting a swap? Things you should consider.

Joining a swap tips

Hosts: Rating Requirements Too Low?

Giving/Getting/Reacting to a Poor Rating

Groups and Tags I help manage:

All about ATC

ATC's Only

Hand Carved Stamps and Images

Snapshot Photo Craft Projects

Handmade Postcard TAG

Zeen TAG

Deco Books TAG


I will create a private swap for the two of us. Contact me.

While you are in the honeymoon-phase of membership, successfully completing private swaps are a great way to show you are serious and committed to swapping.

Many hosts have felt the sting of accepting a new member into a public swap before the 6-month mark only to have them disappear, leaving behind unfulfilled swaps. An example that affected me.

Helpful topics for newbies:


soyprincesa2 rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 17 on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Oh yes I got this and apparently I didn't save the rating. I lived what you did. Thanks so much!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Zine-Go-Round Round 18 on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you! So pretty!
Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you like the abstract sun look. I like how it turned out too. I think I'll make create something similar, it was fun to make.
Comment: well recieved <3 thankyou so much
Response: Thanks for replying to my PM so quickly. I'm so glad you've received my quill cover MAJ and sent it on in round #6. :)
Comment: Fun Decos thanx for the extra deco.
Response: I'm so glad you like the Penguin deco by Softawoo and the Not Breakfast deco by Mari B. :)
Shellyr rated for CPG: ICM Decos #338349 - Global on Dec 1, 2022
Response: I'm sorry to see a blank comment. In the swap's description there's a section at the end that reads " No blank comments please. When you rate your partner's deco, please describe the deco you've received. Example: "Thanks for sending user396's 'Cats' deco." I will keep a list of the decos received below in the discussion section. "
Response: Response: I'm sorry to see a blank comment. In the swap's description there's a section at the end that reads " No blank comments please. When you rate your partner's deco, please describe the deco you've received. Example: "Thanks for sending user396's 'Cats' deco." I will keep a list of the decos received below in the discussion section. "
teejlc rated for DB ♥: Small Deco Booklet #338096 on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sending the fabulous "Starts with B" deco! It's so artfully done so far!
Response: Boy oh boy do I agree, Jay9 made a very artistic bug cover. I wish I had her talent. Thanks for the heart. I had fun creating the bluebird page.
Comment: Rome - You have created a fantastic collage and great layering. Very scary! Wonderful that you are following the theme of Laura Ward's Booklet. Thank you, D.
Response: Thank you for the awesome feedback D. That artsy deco spurred me on to do something worthy of the theme and the other pages.
Comment: Thank you for sending this little journal along to me!
Response: You're welcome for RachelGrogan's MAJ. Enjoy filling your page.
Hotthreads rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #337873 on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoy your swaps and your adorable Deco’s and pages. Happy swapping!
Response: You're very welcome for Here comes the Sun by Sonya; and Cherish by Mary Nguyen. I'm happy to host decos because I get so much out of the experience. I'm glad to hear you enjoy them and I agree, ICMs are adorable.
joppagirl rated for DB ♥: Small Deco Booklet #338595 on Nov 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun deco. I remember the Bay City Rollers too!
Response: You're welcome for "Your Wild Teenage Times" deco by Sunny D. I'm delighted that you know who the Bay City Rollers are! :D And thanks for helping me repair my page.
jeka396 rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #338596 on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for both the ‘Women on Postage Stamps’ and ‘Geometric Design’ themed decos. And HURRAH for a last pager!!
Response: I hope ccmmsu likes the Women on Postage Stamps results. I really like how it turned out. :)
hazelwitch3 rated for Mini Art Journal Go-Round #6 on Nov 20, 2022
Comment: Lovely addition to the journal, Rome! I look forward to continuing it.
Response: Thanks for hosting! It's nice to get luckysweetpea's deco moving.
jeka396 rated for DB ♥: ART DECOS 11/22 (Int'l) on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the very pretty ocean themed deco! I loved the sea turtles on the cover of this one :)
Response: You're welcome. Dinkysparkle did a nice job on the cover.
Comment: Thank you for CrystalZ's butterfly one-sheet deco and for the lovely free themed deco you made for T. Brooks. ------- Thank you for the extra OPEN THEME deco that you made, in the red and white polka dot envelope!
Response: You're welcome Debora. Thanks for joining the swap and thanks for the heart!
user6937 rated for SPCP - November photo(s) on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Our first snow is always wet, but building a rabbit never crossed my mind, and I love rabbits :)
Response: I hope you make some for your grandson's next visit. :)
Softawoo rated for AMA: Mini Art Journal Go-round #3 on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks, Rome!! Always a pleasure to work in your decos/MAJs. Sorry for the long wait for my rating, here, too. I'm finally returning to catch up on things!!! :)
Response: Fantastic! So great to hear from you again. Welcome back.
user6937 rated for SPCP - October photo(s) on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: I know you know I got these on Oct 31; I was sure I rated you! I especially loved the skulls in the bushes :)
Response: That was a favourite of mine too. Another Halloween decoration that I hadn't seen before. Thanks for hosting!
PrairieKittin rated for AMA: HD/HP Pass and Paste #122 on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: I love the bird! "SOAR" is a favorite theme of mine! Thank you. (By the way, I figured out the confusion. I think my brain misfires exactly when I need it to be functioning well!)
Response: I'm so glad you like the postcard theme. I really looking forward to seeing what you create! Thanks for the heart!
lrm1980 rated for DB ♥: ICM decos #338113 on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you! 2 great decos… Emma’s Free Theme (with gumball machines) and your new flower pot free theme. So cute!
Response: You're welcome. 🤗 Thanks for the heart! I love ICMs. ❤️

Rating Overview

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DeboraCreates on Nov 10, 2022:

Thank you for the 'blue' theme deco in the forum Decos Tag, and thanks for your kind note and adorable charm!

DeboraCreates on Nov 5, 2022:

Thank you for the RAK of the following decos: - my favorite pets - flowers in the snow - Geodes/Gems I also really love the envelope you mailed them in.

Mistyinltown on Oct 20, 2022:

Happy Birthday!

Also thank you so much for returning my full deco! I do love how it turned out! Have a wonderful birthday!

MuggleMom on Oct 11, 2022:

Awwh, thank you for the lil heart gift you sent with the decos! So thoughtful and much appreciated!!



Hell0Z0mbie on Sep 16, 2022:

Got the tag deco! Thanks so much. It's super cute, I'll enjoy decorating this one!

kittyhahahotbot on Aug 1, 2022:

Thank you for awesome LEMON zine gif!

Sonya on Jun 28, 2022:

Hi Rome - just received Janet's firework deco for the Tag Swap. Thanks for sending a fun and colorful one! Best to you.

jeka396 on Jun 11, 2022:

Thanks so much for the tiger themed deco book for the deco books tag!

teejlc on May 13, 2022:

The extra deco you sent came today and I am so glad that you made the "mistake" with this swap! The book is so well made and fun. I have never heard of a knocker-upper before either, and I will admit my mind went elsewhere when you mentioned it in your note, haha! Thanks so much for this fun book.

9O96O on May 5, 2022:

Fantastic Barbara. So glad the seagull made it safe and sound and that you like the results. 🤗

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