Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2022 4:20 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2017
Last Online: July 7, 2021
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!!


Comment: Thankyou for such a wonderful swap Carol, you really went out of your way, i love it all ❤💜🇦🇺🙂
LadyJo rated for Season’s Greetings 2020 on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Love the card you sent to me! Thank you for the post card too!
CHOWEFACE rated for Season’s Greetings 2020 on Dec 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you Carol and Merry Christmas!
captkristi rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #18 on Dec 13, 2020
Comment: I loved your envelope!! That "Johnny Canuk" stamp was funny! Never heard of him. haha Thanks so much for the cool postcards as well. Numbers are surging here in Nevada too. I keep waiting for the governor to issue a stay at home order...but so far he hasn't. Take care!!
m3i5 rated for Season’s Greetings 2020 on Dec 13, 2020
Comment: Hi Carol, thank you very much for the beautiful white seasons greeting card and the pretty Christmas stamp on the envelope! Love it! :D
tigermousecat rated for CS: Xmas tags on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice variety of tags you sent The tree one with the bulbs is fun! Also, love the card it came in. That would be something I would send to my BFF as she is the dog person. No snow, just rain and more rain. At least one does not have to shovel it!
Comment: I love the glowing quality of this PC! I imagine it is even more spectacular in person! I am so glad they are not paving over it! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
rhinoluvr rated for Book Postcard on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: Hi Carol 👋 what a great L. M. Montgomery book cover, thank you. I loved the Anne of Green Gables books 📚 as a girl, and I wanted to BE her. Thanks for your cheery note too. 😸 I can’t believe (but can) you’ve had snow ❄️ already. Take care :)
Response: Hello - yes, we are pretty much past fall here, sadly! So glad you liked your card....cheers!
minniepic rated for AN: Spelling Bee: PUMPKIN (global) on Oct 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful postcards you sent. Also the envelope was decorated so pretty:)
Response: You are so very welcome!! Thanks for the rating
Swan rated for CPG: Early Christmas 🎄 global on Oct 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas greetings! The embossed papers are cool, exactly the kind of thing I still enjoy receiving while trying to declutter.
Response: So glad it suited your craft basket!!
Comment: Mega hearts!! All new cards for me - wow. I owe you big time. You sent way over the amount.
Response: You are very welcome - if I accumulate another swath of US touristy cards, I will keep you in mind!
Comment: Thank you for your card and the extra post cards!
Response: Thanks for the rating!,
Highlander18 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #201 on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness! Awesome cards! Love the Pa Amish and others too. Whale washi is very cool. I cannot find it here.
Response: Glad you liked it! The washi was a sample that had been given to me in a swap.
kydestar rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #201 on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: Heya, Thank you for the brilliant postcards & extras, a great selection. Take care!
Response: You are quite welcome!! Thanks for the rating.
rhinoluvr rated for Three Postcards in an Envelope #7V on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: Hi Carol, thanks for this great selection of PCs, & for the extra. I like all of them, but especially the Rhino - Thank You! I also really enjoyed your cheery chatty note. I hope you’re getting happy mail that makes you smile too. Take care & have Fun :)
Response: Hi - you are very welcome!! Take care !
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards! Canada, House, Retro and wierd or strange. I find it pretty cool that the house postcard is in your provence. Have agreat day, stay healthy and happy swapping!
Response: Thanks for your comments and the heart!
9O96O rated for Joy PC on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: That's a nice vintage-style bicycle postcard. So nice to read that you love bicycling and can still get out and about. It's a wonderful form of exercise and transportation. I hope you get to enjoy as much of autumn as possible on your bike. Thank you cariboocarol.
Response: You are very welcome - had a cold week last week but it is looking better for the weekend!
ManitoulinGirl rated for Traveling Notebook - R5 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely extra goodies! I adore the post card with the animals. Have a wonderful day! Stay well!
Response: You are very welcome!
CrystalZ rated for Pick 5 on Aug 22, 2020
Comment: You are such a generous lady! Thank you for the wonderful items that I can tell you picked based on my profile :) The two owl postcards are so pretty and the handmade envelope from Graphic45 paperwork I will be incorporating into a future journal I will be makin. Thank you so much for everything!
Response: You are very welcome!!
mb58ca rated for Traveling Notebook - R4 on Aug 14, 2020
Comment: Notebook received. Will send it on to the next participant.
Response: Thanks - I have yours again now.

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CrystalZ on Apr 28, 2020:

Thank you for the unique Covid19 themed Postcrossing postcard! Who would ever of thought that I would get a postcard with a bar of soap on it lol :)

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!

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