Swap-bot Time: March 19, 2019 12:52 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2017
Last Online: March 18, 2019
Birthday: July 16
Country: Canada

Favorite Crafts

I like to make Pocket letters and love all things to do with paper and paper crafting.

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 really like vintage themes.

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).

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 .

Favorite Television

Dancing with the Stars,

The Voice,


CNN news,



Most British detective shows

About Me

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

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 Like to write letters (& receive them). Right now I have penfriends in Germany, USA, Spain, Russia, Canada and Ireland.

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 favorite.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.

-Drink too much black coffee instead of water...I also like tea.

-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, 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 (all kinds),

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!!


Comment: Thank you for the great cards. We had a really cold winter with more snow than in the last few years. It is finally starting to warm up to spring temps.
dawnakaulen rated for AN: Two x TWo PC #2 (global) on Mar 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great PC's and the extra stamps too!
Response: You are very welcome!!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the extra vintage cards.
Response: You are so welcome!
Comment: Thank you for your delightful envelope and goodies that today. best wishes ja
Response: I am happy it arrived so quickly! You are very welcome! ❤️
KarenFife rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #54 on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great variety and quality postcards! Love the pc of your town and even where your house is. (This is my favorite type of postcard!!). I very much enjoyed reading your nice note too.🎫💚
Response: So glad the see your remarks--thsnk you!!😀
Comment: These are so great!!! I love the Waterhouse card, especially. Thanks so much for the extras as well, cool all around! :):):) Muchas always remind me of my beloved grandmother's hallway which was lined with Mucha prints. :):):)
Response: You are welcome! Your grandma's decor sounds wonderful!
Comment: These are great!!! I love all of them and that fluffy cat is just the type I’m ok with - because he’s a drawing, ha ha!! Thanks too for the cute Peanuts papers!!! Thank you for joining the swap! xxx
Response: You are so welcome! 😀😀
Comment: Carol, thank you so very much for for the lovely assortment of stickers! Especially enjoyed the special ones you selected from my profile likes. I was thrilled with even the stamp on your envelope of Queen Elizabeth II . I’ve wanted a stamp with her on it! YAY!!!!
Response: So happy you liked them. I have messaged you regarding the private swap. ❤️
laterdayze rated for QUICK Scavenger Hunt For Items on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you SO much Carol, I love the kitty stickers best, so adorable! :D <3
Response: You are very welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great art cards plus the extra one. Also for using such a pretty stamp. Danke! We had a sunny second half of February but now it is cooler and stormy. Waiting for real spring also the birds say it already is every morning.
Response: You are very welcome! Spring is fnally on its way here too!
Meryly13 rated for CPG Green Flat Envie - Global on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Carol, thank you so much for all the wonderful items that you sent to me. I so wish that I could give you an extra heart - I’m feeling very spoilt with all the goodies you’ve sent. Thank you!
Response: I was so happy to send them to you and glad you liked them!😀
denimblu14 rated for St. Patrick’s Day Card on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much Carol, I was born in the year of the pig so I loved the postage stamp you used on the envelope, thank you very much for that and for the lovely St Patricks Day card, the nice long letter, the interesting postcards and the fun stickers:)
Response: i was very happy to send them to you--your profile was so well outlined, It was a pleasure to have you as a swap partner!😀😀
Comment: Thanks for the pretty birdie envie and all the birdie goodies! I love birds and we have lots of eagles, 1 raven, crows, magpies and, I am hoping, that all the small birds will come back, after the die off this last fall. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You are welcome! I got mail from you today as well! WE are lucky here to have a huge variety of birds all year long.
CraftyCrow rated for Library Lovers' Day 2019 on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing about libraries. The bookmark is really cute too! It is in use right now!
Response: That is nice to know! Happy reading!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome card, stickers and washi samples!
Response: You are welcome! Glad it arrived in time for the 17th!
Trinket rated for IPC: Happy Mail! on Mar 9, 2019
Comment: This was indeed the happyest of mail, I love the easter bunny shiffing a flower. the good night kittys and the tiny odd rabbit stickers you sent me. Thank you so much for this swap it arrived on a day when I very much needed me some happy mail, if you would ever want to swap again. Please let me know.
Response: So happy you liked the items!! Thank you for the rating and remarks!
Comment: Oh my goodness, I love all the postcards you sent! I love getting all these Canadian ones too! The one of Mt. Abraham is beautiful! I never heard of this beautiful mountain. Thank you so very very much!
Response: You are always welcome, Jo!
CaseyErin rated for Easy Washi Swap on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the great washi! I’ve never heard of Family Day until your note. I think it’s a wonderful idea. Great swap!
Response: Thank you for the heart rating!
Comment: Thank you very much for the resend, I appreciate your efforts to send it for the second time since the original swap unfortunately got lost. I love Christmas card and extra postcards. That's so nice of you! I also like the stamps on the envelope ;) I can't wait spring too! Have a nice day :)
Response: Wow, that arrived fast!! Thanks so much for the rating and for bearing with me over this swap! I appreciate it.
Comment: Thanks for such a beautiful card, and the cute tuck ins!
Response: You are very welcome!

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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!

blanketfort on Mar 11, 2019:

I'm so happy the washi rolls made it to you safe and sound, and that you like them :)

shirleyinCA on Mar 9, 2019:

What an amazing and beautiful Travel Pocket Letter for the CPG Tag! So much layering and I love your technique of adding so many things on top of the pocket page in addition to all the detail on each ATC. Love the touch of washi trim on the spine binding, too, and the extra goodies in the back pockets! I feel like I got a wonderful tutorial on making pocket letters from a true expert artist. Thank you so very much, Carol.

anicka22 on Feb 28, 2019:

Thank you for the pocket sleeve filled with pretty decorated tarrot themed cards!

LadyJo on Feb 22, 2019:

Thank you for the PTG! I love the postcards you sent to me! You have great taste and seem to know what I like. I also love the bookmark! Thank you!

rebeccag1986 on Jan 7, 2019:

Carol, thanks so much for the little magpie journal and card letter you sent back to me. I’ve just received it, it’s great!

susieq11 on Dec 22, 2018:

Hi Carol!!! Thank you for the adorable dog postcards and Year of the Dog one! I was also born in the Year of the Dog! I have a lot of poodle postcards and I’m constantly surprised to receive ones that are new to me. I’ll be adding the one you sent me to my collection, yay! And the huskies are precious. I’ll have to check out that site. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!!! Thank you for your kindness xxx

susieq11 on Dec 8, 2018:

Oh thank you so much!! That’s so nice!! xxx

FireCat91 on Nov 10, 2018:

Hellooo, thanks for your sweet comment on my profile. I love choosing and sending things I would also love to receive! Are you interested in a small private christmas swap? Let‘s talk about that! Have a wonderful day! xxx

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