Swap-bot Time: March 3, 2024 3:31 am


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: March 2, 2024

Country: Canada
My ABC List (and more)

About Me

Updated February 16 2024


Rome (in Canada)

πŸ€— ABC LIST - Things I find interesting

Above all, I like handmade. It's unique and personal. There's a greater feeling of community when sharing something we've made. It's a means of supporting and encouraging play, mindfulness, creativity, originality, and authenticity.

  • ISFP - Adventurer

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

  • Chinese zodiac sign: Rat (metal)

  • 60s, married, no kids, not religious

  • 🦻Profoundly hard of hearing. I have a cochlear implant in the left ear and I wear a hearing aid in the right. I can really relate to the comedian DJ Demers deaf experience Deaf In The Pandemic

  • Gmail: 3392048@



About decos, deco resources, collaborative projects, homers sent and received, and more.

Deco makers are a great group of swappers! Quite often everyone sends and rates quickly. Most of the time all of the decos are sent before the swap deadline. Sometimes all of the decos are rated before the swap deadline.

You have my permission to move my decos and P&P postcards between groups and different collaborative swaps. You can even get a friend/family to fill in a section or page. The sooner they make the rounds and get home the better. πŸ™‚

Send me homers, (it doesn't have to be for a swap). I like finishing them up and getting them back to their waiting owners. πŸ“¨πŸ“¬

Homers that came back to me and homers I've mailed out


A list of other papercraft swapping sites


No need to send extras to me, I have lots. But if you love to send extras then feel free. πŸ™‚ Rest assured, I do not rate based on extras.


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 8 weeks (It was 4 weeks when I started SB, then 6 weeks, now 8 weeks because mail service is getting slower and slower).

Canada Post Service Alerts

Postcrossing Postal Monitor: Ongoing mail suspensions

ICC Logistics site - Mail disruptions

USPS Service Performance Dashboard

πŸ“©RE-SENDS sent to:

2020 - 2023 Re-sends


January 4 - @samstuff - I PMd @samsstuff She said that she didn't receive Jessica P's "Important Women" deco FOB 255-070. I then updated the FOB database and let Jessica P know the deco is missing. I mailed a re-send deco for Collaborative Swaps: Small Deco #351040 on January 11PM'd samsstuff to let her know. January 12 - samsstuff replied and she tells me her mail has been stolen twice during the holiday season. January 22 - I have not heard from samstuff about whether she got the re-send. I have not been rated yet. January 31 - Still no rating and no PM from samsstuff. Feb 3 - the resend arrived and got rated.

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.

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

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

Hosts: Rating Requirements Too Low?

Giving/Getting/Reacting to a Poor Rating


Are you searching for newbie friendly swaps? Click on the 'Find swaps' tab, choose 'Newbie' under 'Category' and then 'Search'.

Also try contacting the host of the swaps you are interested in. Let them know you are new and asking for a private swap. Hosts aren't required to do this, but many hosts are willing to do a private swap, and you will get a rating.

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:


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The meaningful comments you leave are a big reward and motivator!

Cut and paste emoticons



Comment: Yay! Guess what arrived in the mail today! Look forward to adding to this one! And love the colorful envelope! It came on a rainy day so it was nice to see something bright in the mailbox!
Response: Yes! I'm thrilled it got there. That was a tricky envelope and I thought the postal machines may have chewed it up. I'm so glad you like the colours. Enjoy Krytal's P&P PC. I've got my fingers crossed that Collaboration PC Rd 4 gets there next week.
Comment: Hiyya <3 Thank you for the awesome postcard art! I really liked this one a lot <3
Response: Thanks so much. πŸ€— I had fun making the heart neurograph. I'm so glad you like it.
samsstuff rated for Zine-Go-Round #35 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for passing along Reisegern's Fill Me zine!
Response: Have fun with it. πŸ™‚
dabsfree56 rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #354761 on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Beautiful card, made with a technique I haven't seen before. I plan to try it out myself soon. Thank you!!
Response: Glad I could introduce you to a new technique. πŸ€—
mjhaertling rated for SPCP: Landscape on Feb 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the swap and for the info about the bridge. It is a beautiful site.
Response: You're welcome. It was nice to have an opportunity to share my photo.
SFreer rated for F&N: Letter Rate Deco on Feb 23, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sending me Selene’s handwriting deco. I know just the thing to add! Quite a unique theme. πŸ™‚
Response: Yes, the handwriting theme was a new one for me too. Makes for an intriguing deco. (Thanks for letting me know about the glue problem.)
lob rated for SPCP: Landscape on Feb 22, 2024
Comment: I really like the way you captured both the river and part of the covered bridge. Great photo!
Response: Thank you. I'm not much of a photographer, more of a documenter. I was happy with how that scene from the bridge turned out. It was a lovely moment on a late autumn morning. ☺️
CrystalZ rated for CS: Letter-Rate Decos Only #7 on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sending me Joey's reading themed deco. It is a new to me theme but I am going to enjoy digging through my ephemera stash to find some pieces to use for it.
Response: Glad they all made it safe and sound (the Letter-Rate and the ICMs). Thanks for the heart! πŸ™‚
CrystalZ rated for CS: CM's ICM Decos #10 on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sending me 2 decos for Jessica, the Elegant Florals and the Tarot deco. I am looking forward to adding my pages to both and I think I have just the perfect piece for the tarot one! I will be sending the floral one home here soon as well.
Response: I'm glad that you like the Tarot theme. πŸ€— Jeka396 will probably post the homer Elegant Floral deco on her instagram page, so I'll watch for it.πŸ™‚
user2148 rated for HCSI: Collective MAJ #13 on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: What fun additions to this MAJ! Love the critters and the scenery ❀️❀️
Response: Thanks! It was fun doing torn paper and handcarved stamp scenes.
Comment: Thanks for passing along this patterned drawing/zentagle postcard, looking forwad to adding my own bit!
Response: Thanks for the heart! ❀️ Enjoy rainydancer's postcard. πŸ™‚
Jafferty rated for CPG Move Any Deco 26 - Global on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the fun swap!
Response: Have fun with the vintage theme by Magda. Thanks for the heart. 🩷
Comment: Thank you for sending the cutest colouring card I have seen thus far. I can't wait to colour it! Have a nice day.
Response: I agree. Ktk8's cupcake colouring card is a cute one!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard and the stamp!
Response: I enjoyed making it. Thank you for the heart. Canada Post had some nice international winter stamps this year. I'm glad you like it. ☺️
Comment: Hi Rome! Thank you for sending your new ATC Style deco to me. What a great idea! I am fully over Covid, thank goodness. This last round was rough, but probably because I was already tired from taking care of the new puppy. :P
Response: Thanks for the heart! So glad that you are over COVID. The symptoms suck. Extra tough when you've got to take out the new puppy multiple times a day. But a new puppy is so worth it. πŸ€—
GummiBear rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #353223 on Feb 13, 2024
Comment: Such a pretty envelope!! And I love the chicken and the way you used eggshells for the background!! It just so happens that I opened it at work in front of a coworker who loves chickens.... I had to pry it out of her hands lol
Response: Oh fantastic, so glad it made it. I was worried it might be lost and it wasn't an easy one to replicate for a re-send. I'm so glad you like the eggshell mosaic background. So cool that your co-worker really liked it. πŸ€— πŸ“
Comment: Thanks :)
Response: You're welcome for ktk8's homer postcard. Have fun filling the last spot.
luluvision rated for Zine-Go-Round #34 on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Ooh! This postage stamp one will be a fun one! Thanks Rome! Always love your handmade envies! I've used one to make into a journal cover!
Response: So cool that you used my envelope to make a journal cover. What a great idea. I'll try to send you some more painted amazon box paper in the envelope next time I send you one. Have fin with Marika's Z-G-R!
Comment: This tree atc is super cool. I will work on it tonight and send it home! Take care
Response: So glad Reisegern's ATC arrived along with #353481. πŸ™‚
Comment: Thank you! I will pass it on soonish. Take care
Response: So glad the envelope wasn't lost in the mail. πŸ™‚ Have fun with Ilyse's postcard.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1154 692 729
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1166 1243 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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ktk8 on Feb 17, 2024:

HeLLo and THANKS for adding beautiful Washi tape to my pass and paste postcard... many hearts to you.....it returned HOME today......

ktk8 on Feb 12, 2024:

Hello and thanks for working on and coloring on my ROSE collaborative postcard.... I love the colors you chose..... I love collaborative swaps..... many hearts to you.....

MuggleMom on Jan 25, 2024:

Thank you so much for sending home my "T" deco! Your page exceeded my expectations as usual! Guess what, the Canadian stamp you used did not get canx so it's coming back to you!



SFreer on Jan 18, 2024:

Thank you so much for contributing to my add n pass postcard and sending it home! I love it!

chimerix on Dec 25, 2023:

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

9O96O on Nov 27, 2023:

MuggleMom on Nov 24, 2023:

for the goodies in the ICM swap!



Reisegern on Nov 24, 2023:


Thanks a lot for contributing your wonderful artwork to my Stamp&Pass-Postcard :) The circles are a great stamp!

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