Swap-bot Time: April 6, 2020 7:30 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2017
Last Online: April 5, 2020
Birthday: July 16
Country: Canada

Favorite Crafts

I took a year off from swap-bot and now am ready to start swapping again! Mainly, I will be trading postcards and flat items.....

Love junk journals but so far i am only looking at how to make them and have not actually made one yet. I have completed a few magpie journals and quite enjoy filling the pages with my bits and pieces of daily life here.

I have just discovered dotee dolls since joining swap-bot and hope to make and receive one some day. They look so cute...and each one is so unique. It would be a treasure for me to own one.

I like vintage looking paper and embellishments.

I do not follow Disney movies so I do not really like the new Disney themes or characters.

I like woodland themes, animals, flowers, birds, artsy patterns and my washi tape collection is slowly growing so I am finding more uses for it....like everywhere!

I have a few hand punches but no sophosticated crafting tools/machines. I would be interested in exchanging or receiving punched paper.....I have a mason jar, egg shape, butterlies, small flower, daisy and batchelor button shapes that i could offer to you. I like all colors of paper.

I love notecards, postcards and writing paper sets. Actually anything to do with penpaling! (Such as stickers, washi, stamps). My preference for postcards are for new, not vintage ones as I do not collect or send vintage cards. I find they are not usually in pristine condition and are quite small. Touristy cards are also not my favorite but can be used in swaps. I like my cards blank, in an envelope, where possible.

Favorite Books

Historical fiction, Mysteries, Crime drama, Also Vintage Illustrated childrens books such as Beatrix Potter, Winnie the Pooh, Aice in Wonderland, Dr. Seuss

Favorite Movies

Tarantino films Clint Eastwood films .Downton Abbey

Favorite Television


CNN news,



Downton Abbey

Most British detective shows

About Me

My name is Carol and I live in the Province of Alberta , in Canada ....the prairie region!

Please note, if you have not received your swap from me, please let me know before you rate me down as I always send by the due date and I always rate others as soon as I receive their swap....I want to always maintain my 5 rating! But I know that things can be late or disappear in postal systems so I would appreciate a message and I will gladly resolve the swap.

I Belong to Postcrossing and Postcard United so love to send and collect postcards. I like all kinds of cards but touristy ones are my least favourite and I find most postcrossers do not want a vintage card so I do not collect or send them. Recently, I have been less active on these sites since joining swapbot though as I like tradiing blank cards as much as written cards!

Tidbits about me:

-I have a Vera Neumann scarf collection of 300 plus vintage scarves

-Prefer rural life to city living.

-Like nature and camping, birds, animals.

-Love cats especially, but cannot have one at the moment....I like all cat related items.

-like Instagram, reading and eating out.

-prefer coffee or black teas

-Have one sister and one brother. (And one husband.)

-Love Russian culture, their folklore patterns, matryoska dolls, art, etc.

-like to visit museums, National parks and UNESCO sites.

-I am new to ATCs but find them fun. I am less an artist than a paper piecer.

-I m retired but have had a career as a municipal worker, also worked for a short time as a community librarian so I do love books, real books, not e-books. I belong to our local book club.

  • I like frilly, girly things and also enjoy thrifting, going to auctions and just general browsing in general. shopping, does not necessarily result in purchasing!

  • i do like the vintage "look" and antiques, especially glassware and dishes.

  • love all stickers,, postcards (not vintage), washi, paper, tags, magazine cuttings, diecuts, punches, buttons, ephemera, cards, notecards, and pretty much any flat items as long as they are NEW and CLEAN. Please only send items that you would be happy to receive yourself. That is how I put together my swaps for sending out and would appreciate the same consideration from anyone sending to me.

I am very easy to please and am happy with whatever you choose to swap with me....

Things I would like to receive

I would appreciate receiving any type of :



Larger envelopes for mailing postcards, 4 x 6 or larger

return address labels,

Washi samples,

paper (all kinds),

stationery sets,

envelopes, (any size)

stickers (all kinds),

cards (all kinds)

vintage embellishments

dotee doll, (only a wish)


Die cuts

stamped images,

stamps (postage or otherwise)


blank postcards (prefer no vintage or touristy),

anything else paper related or penpal related

hope that helps you make decisions about swapping with me. I do drink tea but do not really like herbal teas.....thank you!!


colleenbUSA rated for PCEW20 Round 2 on Apr 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! I love it!
Fabriqueen rated for ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS POSTCARD #3 on Apr 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool postcard and history of Winnie the Pooh. My favorite character also is Eeyore and I have on my Eeyore shirt today. My hubby hates this shirt and I always thought he didn't like Eeyore. He told me about a month ago that it's not the character, it's that I wear it so much. Well, the shirt is only about 10 years old. There's a lot of life left in it. I got it at Walmart on sale for $5. "Great Value!" LOL! Hugs, Diane
Response: That is such a funny story - I hope you keep wearing it! I have clothes that are 10 years old too. Thanks for the rating!
CrystalZ rated for CS: Postcard Scavenger Hunt on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Wonderful postcards you picked for me! You must have a great collection as you always send me cool postcards. My favourite is the extra Special Event one for Jane Austen's wedding....my Mom saw it and has claimed it! Lol.
Response: Does she want some more? I bought 2 sets and cannot seem to ever find a profile who would like them!
Drvr337 rated for CPG: 🐰 Easter Cards 🥚 global on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Wow! Thank you for everything! The envelope is great with the awesome postage stamps and fox washi tape. Love the Alice stickers and the cake postcard. That fuzzy chick sticker reminds me of ones I had growing up, so cute. Definitely brightened up my day.
Response: So glad to read your comments - you are very welcome!
Suzyanner rated for CPG: 🐰 Easter Cards 🥚 global on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the very pretty card and the great postcards! They are exactly the kind I love! We are hanging in there here in Boston. Scary times, but swapping helps very much!
Response: Hi - you are quite welcome! I hope our border stays open for mail so we can keep swapping!
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool cards and the extra! I love having a varied selection too! Have a lovely day and stay safe! -Al
Response: So glad you liked them! Cheers!
mb58ca rated for 2020 Color Series - March on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the green items. Yup, I saw the green first ;) I know and am experiencing the craziness of this virus. Couldn't even find pasta on the shelves. Lord!
Response: Hi - I got groceries today and things were pretty good so we are set for a couple weeks. You are welcome for the items - i wish it were greener here!
user6937 rated for CS: A Canadian Fact #2 on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for a CDN fact that matches the front of the postcard (Bighorn Sheep & the Bighorn Dam)!
Response: You are very welcome!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful lily pc. I'll have to check 'Vera' out. Hopefully you'll be able to visit WA when everything is settled down. :)
Response: Thank you for your comments and the heart rating!
CrystalZ rated for CS: Flat Sticker Swap on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: I love the stickers you sent for this swap....and it all came in a cute file folder too! The giant mushroom sticker is probably my favourite one....no clue what I am going to do with it yet but it will be used on just the right project :) Thank you for sharing samples of your new fun washi too! We don't have strawberries here yet but no snow anymore...at least not where I am. It is so crazy to think that you are still in thick of winter there.
Response: You are very welcome. I was beginning to worry that it did not make it through the postal machines! That folder was from another swap, I did not make it but she sent several and I thought they were cute too. She has a diecut machine that makes all kinds of fancy things!!
KarenFife rated for PCEW20 Round 2 on Mar 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Michigan postcard with the bridge! Not sure I’ve been there, but maybe going to Canada. Love your Swap-Bot ID❤️‼️
Response: Thanks Karen! Hope we can swap again sometime!
Comment: This is a beautiful postcard! It is fascinating to learn about this bubble phenomenon! Thank you so much!
Response: You are so welcome! I am glad you liked it!!
denimblu14 rated for St. Patrick's Day Card on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much Carol for the lovely note, stickers and postcards that you enclosed in the nice St Patrick's Day card. The Anne Of Green Gables postcard is fabulous. Love the assortment of postage used on the envelope too :)
Response: So glad you liked everything and that it arrived before the 17th.
Comment: Such a fun swap! Great PCs and love the wildlife pics. Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome!
Comment: This is such an adorable package - thank you so much! I especially love the unicorn postcard and stickers. Do you have favourite stores you go to? Curious where others find cute things in AB!
Response: Hi - you are very welcome! I shop online a lot instead of in stores as I do not get shopping in the city very often.
Comment: Thank you very much for your beautiful postcard and your kind message!
Response: You are so welcome!!
Tricia22 rated for AN: Two x Two PC #10 (global) on Mar 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the great pc’s💐❤️🐱
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the rating!
KrystalCook84 rated for 🍁 Canada: Send a postcard on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. Hope you enjoyed your conference. It snowed today, but are expecting good weather next week
Response: The sun is finally out here ! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: thankyou very much for awesome cards :)
Response: You are so welcome!!
Comment: Thank you so much, my language nerd self was so happy with your card! So many languages, and it being from the new millennium makes it feel even more special. My native language is actually the third one in the card, right after English and French 😁 Also so cool that you've been to SK! Where did you camp? My street pretty much crosses the whole city so I don't live downtown, but I do live right across the river from it 😊
Response: Aw, very glad you liked it - we camped around Moose Jaw and North Battleford. Thanks for the rating!

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debbiespoms on Mar 11, 2020:

Thank you so very much for the 2 PC's Magnetic & 3D bookmarks, for AN's WTA- February! So, Your envelope made it to me safe & sound.

stiffneck78 on Feb 14, 2020:

Thank you so much for the great CPG Happy Mail tag! I love all that you sent.

pastryandprimer on Feb 12, 2020:

Thank you so much for the postcard roulette postcard! I have read some of the Anne of Green Gables books and enjoyed them :)

myancey on Feb 12, 2020:

Hi glad it made it glad u loved the wta have a good day

OrigamiGrace on Feb 4, 2020:

THank you for a delightful envie of Happy Mail from tag at CPG!!!

thisismeAXiD on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy birthday month

OrigamiGrace on Apr 18, 2019:

Thank you for the THREE pcs in an envie from 2 pcs in an envie tag at CPG!! You spoil me!!

rexypants on Apr 10, 2019:

You are most welcome! Cats are awesome :)

LadyJo on Mar 14, 2019:

Thank you for the Animal and Nature Tag postcards. Also, the notecard is beautiful!

Sazza on Mar 13, 2019:

Thank you for the lovely cards and Pocket Letter from CPG Pick 2 Global Tag! They arrived today and I was very excited to get them (and the fox is so cute on the pocket letter n.n) Thank you again!

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