Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 9:45 pm


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: October 20, 2019

Country: Canada

About Me

October, autumn is here. One more month and then winter arrives. The sunlight is still long lasting. The leaves are reaching their peak of colour. Good time for a drive in the country.

I founded this group! :)

Snapshot Photo Craft Projects

Theme: A DIY group. Turn your snapshot photos into postcards, ATCs, notecards, zines, and more. Type: Arts and Crafts



I put a return address label on everything I send out.

If you haven't received a card within a month of my send date, please let me know.

I like staying creative in small ways and this site provides a lot of opportunities. I like handcrafted one-of-a-kind things.

I love making my own postcards and I think it's fantastic when someone sends me something they made themselves. It's a one-of-a-kind personal thing.

Cut n Paste postcards are one of my favourite style of postcards. They are fun to make and receive. I like rummaging through magazines for images that will make a great postcard. Look over on the right, under "Currently Hosting" I've usually got one CnP on the go.

Borrowing from NRGordon's description, I like making postcards from found images. If you like making postcards, definitely send me one if you are my partner in a swap. Let me know how you made it and tell me something about the image you picked (why you picked it, what you like about it).

Besides being profoundly HOH (hard of hearing), I'm introverted (probably more so as I have lost my hearing over the years) and really enjoy the concept of Swapbot. It’s connection through creativity, connection through art, connection through writng, connection without physical contact.

Other things about me: I'm married, approaching our ruby anniversary, and we are childless by choice.

Things I find interesting:

  • Keri Smith--in particular her Wander Society concept. Solvitur Ambulando!
  • Documenting things a la the Wander Society
  • Hygge concept - cosy, comforting, calm, zen
  • Little Free Library visits while wandering and exploring
  • Dogs (and generally all animals including spiders and insects)
  • Coffee shops
  • Whimsical things
  • Folk art (e.g. Maud Lewis, Grandma Moses)
  • Canadiana (or your country's stereotypical/cultural/characteristic things)
  • Amateur art made by regular people
  • Tartan
  • Public art galleries
  • Artist Co-op stores

To all those people who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note...

Thank you

Favorite Books

My favourite books are the kind I want to keep and not give away. Or the kind I think are so good I want to pass it on, then buy a second copy to keep.

Being Mortal - Atul Gawande

The Wander Society - Keri Smith

The Guerrilla Art Kit - Keri Smith

Experimental Travel - Rachel Antony, Joel Henry

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well - Meik Wiking

El Deafo - Cece Bell

Good Mail Day - Jennie Hinchcliff

How Can Art Make You Happy - Bridget Payne

Currently reading:

Microadventures: local discoveries for great escapes by Alastair Humphreys

Experimental Travel by Rachael Antony

America the Fair: using brain science to create a more just nation by Dan Meegan


Comedians (and their TV shows):

Current TV Shows:

I'm still a fan of Saturday Night Live. I've watched every season. Including the years they hadn't invented VCRs yet and I had to stay up well past my bedtime to watch.

What We Do in the Shadows. I don't know anyone who doesn't love this movie. There's a TV series out now on the FX channel. Hilarious. These are classic Romanian Victorian vampires living in modern times.

Kim's Convenience (Toronto) Immigrant Korean family run a variety store near Kensington Market in Toronto. Funny. Wonderful characters.

Schitt's Creek I've grown to really like the "Green Acres" style fish-out-of-water storyline. They film in Orangeville and Goodwood, Ontario (I've visited both locations - my friends who like the show are jealous :D ). I've always loved the SCTV comedians. It's great to see Catherine OHara and Eugene Levy working together.

Coronation Street (the world's longest-running television soap opera) I've been watching for decades. Can't stop, even though the writing is pretty bad a lot of the time. But I like the characters, especially the older ones.


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luckylynnl rated for Handmade Postalette Swap on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Rome: I really love my golfer postalette!! Thank you so very much. I am glad also to see one a different size that suggested. Now I have two new ideas. Used to buy these things years ago from a company called Current but to cutesy for my taste now. Appreciate the artwork. luckylynnl
Response: Thanks so much for your lovely comment. I'm so happy you like my postalette. I enjoyed making something for you that I thought would make you smile. Last week was tough, I felt that I had missed-the-mark with 3 partners. Your comment made my day. And thanks for the 😊 πŸ’– luckylynnl!
PenPaperPostage rated for DIY Postcards #2 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Sorry. I don’t know why it didn’t hit your profile. Doing this again. I really like your postcard and it’s on my collage wall!! Thanks!!
Response: Thank you PPP.
Comment: Thanks so much! Loved the green and purple!
Response: You're welcome. I'm glad you liked the colours.
user6937 rated for SPCP: Trees on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: Will be finding out where palm trees grow in Ontario - wish I'd known about them when I took a road trip there a couple of years ago!
Response: You're welcome.
Allylu rated for Postcards - Focus On: Women #2 on Oct 15, 2019
Comment: i got it! Thank you so much for re-sending. I love the dragon!
Response: My first re-send. I'm so glad it arrived this time. The post office still didn't send back the first postcard even though it had a return address label on the back. I'll still keep putting return address labels to be on the safe side. I'm glad you liked the Paper Bag Princess dragon. The illustrations really add charm to the story.
nannydino rated for SPCP: "D" is for... on Oct 11, 2019
Comment: Hi Rome thank you so much for the collage photo PC featuring the Door knobs of Little Free Libraries.I absolutely love it ! This one is going on the wall beside my computer where I write all my postcards out :) The colours and the variety are perfect. I think I recognize the flower knob-my daughter had that one on her captains bed when she was younger. Great theme to go with .Happy October swapping peace love light
Response: It's a great feeling when I create something that makes an impression.Thanks Geraldine! 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the vintage Mountie postcard. I love anything vintage so was excited to see this in the mailbox. It's great!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. It's a favourite of mine too. I like old Mountie Canadiana.
Comment: Love this PC! You did a great job! True art! Will be used in my planner as a divider! Love it!! ~G
Response: I'm so glad you like that Guys and Dolls poster postcard. When I saw the image in the travel magazine I thought it was the right fit for you. :)
Eulegirl rated for DIY Postcards #3 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks! This is beautiful!
Response: Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Rome Thank you for the pretty red barn photo PC...I agree with you, the vibrant red against the blue sky is really beautiful and those puffy white clouds are lovely to see. Happy October swapping peace love light
Response: Thanks Geraldine. I'm glad you like it. :)
Comment: β–‚β–ƒβ–…β–‡β–ˆβ–“β–’β–‘Ϋ©ΫžΫ© Thank You Ϋ©ΫžΫ©β–‘β–’β–“β–ˆβ–‡β–…β–ƒβ–‚ Rome for the *Λ›Λšαƒ¦ β€’Λš ˚mind blowing ~β™₯~˚ ✰* β˜… swap! I am ooing and awing over your gorgeous postcard. I LOVE the picture!. Wherever did you find it?! Love, Love, LOVE your color, washi tape, and stickers! Sending you a gazillion hearts! πŸ’–β₯πŸ’žβ¦πŸ’•β§πŸ’—β™‘πŸ’“β™₯οΈβ€οΈβ€πŸ’˜αƒ¦πŸ’β£πŸ’˜πŸ’šπŸ’ŸπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’›
Response: Thanks for responding so quickly after my nudge message. 😊 😊 I’m pleased ithe postcard made an impact. I thought you might like that mother and child. 😊 Thanks for the ❀️️.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for SPCP: Postcard #4 on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you!! Love the shot you got! Great display!! Happy Snapping! Gabi
Response: Thanks SHG. 😊 I'm glad you liked Dominion City. Thanks for the ❀️️!
kssunlover1947 rated for SPCP: "C" is for... on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Another very interesting photo. Those cardboard buildings are so realistic looking.
Response: Thank you B. I was really lucky to have visited the gallery that day. Thanks for the ❀️️.
kssunlover1947 rated for SPCP: Postcard #3 on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great photo card and telling me about it. Your photos and what you tell about the area makes me want to see it someday in person.
Response: Thank you for you nice reply B. It's inspiring to know my photos are interesting.
Comment: Thank you for the Mennonite postcard! I have heard of Elmira before and find it interesting to learn that the downtown still caters to horse-drawn buggies.
Response: Hi Crystal. Thank you for the rating and the heart. The Mennonites give the Ontario farmscape in my area a very picturesque and cosy feeling.
candigirl rated for Postcards - Focus On: Women #2 on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: I love the card! Thank you for the Canadian history! ❀️
Response: I"m glad you like it. It's one of my favourites too. :) Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you! I love the postcard you made !! YES! I love dancing and this gave me quite a smile! Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers are ICONS of dance!! <3 Hope you are having a great Fall so far.. I'm LOVING the cooler night temperatures!! Can't wait for OCTOBER LOL! Gabi
Response: I'm so glade you liked the dance card. I love that image. I found the dance on youtube and re-watched. They were so dapper together. I'm enjoying this cooler weather too. The trees are starting to go orange/yellow/red. :)
Comment: Those little books are so cool. Thanks for including my swap in it.
Response: Thank you. I'm so glad you like them. I think they are cool too. Fun to make (I use a powerpoint template).
Comment: Thank you for the little zine of your vacation. We did lots of camping over the years. We had small fishing boat as husband really liked to fish.
Response: Thank you for the heart. I'm glad you liked my zine. My husband did some fly fishing, to watch the casting on the water can be very zen.
nannydino rated for SPCP: "B" is for... on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: Hi Rome thank you for the Blue Bird on a garage door PC.It's really lovely.What a neat idea to paint your garage door like that. Do you have Blue Birds in Ontario? We dont have them here in BC but we have Stellers Jay, which is bigger and a real beautiful dark vibrant blue . I saw areal blue bird once when visiting in Alberta. So exciting for me lol peace love light
Response: Our barn swallows are a pretty blue. There's the Eastern BlueBird which is about the colour of the bird on the garage door. I've never seen an Eastern BlueBird. Then there's the Indigo Bunting which is a gorgeous cobalt blue. I have had the fortune to see one a few years ago in a park nearby.

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September- A Haiku

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