Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2019 9:45 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2017
Last Online: October 14, 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 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 .

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 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!!


mgallardo68 rated for Send 3 From the List! #11 on Jul 24, 2019
Comment: Dear Carol, thank you so much for a wonderful package of goodies, everything is perfect thought my favorite is that unique big note-card, love it!!! Thank you for a lovely swap! ♥
Response: You are very welcome, so glad it arrived this time and thank you for waitIng to rate me.
Comment: Thank you for an awesome assortment of fun stickers!! It's always a treat to receive a swap from you!!
Response: I am glad you like them!!
Leen rated for Pick 3 - May on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely postcards (and surprises)
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: PCs & Stickers -- Global on May 14, 2019
Comment: Great timing for the Greece cat PC -- we're off to Greece next week! thanks so much!
Response: Have a great trip! I would love to go there as well! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the nice things you sent to me! I love the postcards!
Response: I am very glad!! Thanks for the heart!!
wittmert rated for NYUP: Scattergories PC Swap - F on May 12, 2019
Comment: Sorry for the late rating!
Response: That's fine! Thanks for the heart!!
Klbbird2 rated for Ephemera Pocket Letter on May 7, 2019
Comment: I'm sorry
Response: Hey, don't worry.....I hope you liked it and I hope you can swap,agsin soon! Thanks for rating!!
Comment: Thank you!!!!
Response: 😀thanks for the rating!!
Comment: Interesting PC. Thank you! :-)
Response: Glad it arrived! Thanks for the rating!
goinjenny rated for TT&E: Stationery Stock-Up! on May 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you soooo much!! Wow, you went overboard!!
Response: I hope you can use the items and you are very welcome!
Popsicle rated for Magazine Clippings on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful clippings. :)
Response: You are welcome! I hope they can be of use to you and your projects! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: LOVE this one. I have always been intrigued by this phenomenon.
Response: I am so glad! I wasnt quite sure if it was considered a myth by everyone!
CaseyErin rated for WIYM Letter Set Swap on Apr 26, 2019
Comment: I adored that letter sets--the pink paper with the strawberries and scalloped edges is my favorite. So pretty! Thank you for sending such nice paper my way.
Response: You are very welcome, Happy penpaling! Thanks for the rating.
anicka22 rated for AN: Spring in an Envie (global) on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the absolutely lovely spring envie
Response: You are very welcome!! ♥️
Comment: Thank you so much Carol for all the beautiful yellow goodies. So glad you enjoyed the swap. Hope you had a wonderful Easter too, darla
Response: Thank you for the rating and remarks!!❤️
Ryleighsmom rated for CPG Easter 2019 Card - Global on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I hope you had a happy Easter! 🌺
Response: Thanks for rating! Yes, I had a lovely Easter, thanks.
lloydp rated for Canadians are the BEST on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Hi Carol What a lovely swap. I just love tea towels and items for card making. The things you sent for cards are new to me - I have not seen these before. Your pocket letter is really cute. I hope we swap again sometime soon. Pat
Response: I am so glad it arrived as I was sure it had been stolen from your door! I was going to resend something else tomorrow!! Anyway, I hope you can use them!
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome, Denise! Happy Spring!
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling card and extras! Happy Easter! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart rating.

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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!

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!

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