7/24 - I have just realized that some ratings I have given for past swaps haven't stuck with SwapBot so it looks like I haven't rated a swap when I actually did. I think I caught the few that it happened on but if you are missing a rating from me please let me know!
7/2018 - I will be taking a semi break from SwapBot for at least July. I will not be joining any swaps with a large craft component due to my current time restraints.
I am in my 30's and live in the Canadian city of Surrey, BC...just outside of Vancouver. I am a non-smoker but I do have a dog in the house. Her name is Mia and she is a brussels griffon/terrier cross.
FOR US ONLY SWAPS: I do have a US post box that I use for these swaps. Only US only swap partners are to send to my po box so please do not ask for my US address when I am in an international swap and more importantly please do not hold on to my US address and mail extras to me in the future. As much as I appreciate rak's I just can't afford to pay my post box to receive and store any unsolicited mail. Thank you!
I have just signed up for Instagram (welcome to this century I know! lol) as I was finding the blog to be too cumbersome to work with. So far I am loving it! On my instagram will be all my inbound & outbound mails but NO SPOILERS as I would only post a picture of the outside of the package until I was sure my partner has received it. I would also like to just take more pictures period so hopefully this venture encourages me to do that!
I have listed a few of my favourites and my collections to potentially help my partners. Please know though that just because something isn't on my favs list etc doesn't mean I won't enjoy what you pick to send my way!
Favourite colours: teal (leaning more towards a lighter teal/aqua versus a dark turquoise) or any jewel tone (emerald, sapphire, etc)
Favourite tea: Country Peach Passion from Celestials. I enjoy most any fruit or desert flavour tea though. And any tea with anise or licorice too!
Favorite treat: candy like Skittles or sour candies. Please do not send chocolate.
Favourite bug: butterflies and dragonflies
Favourite bird: owls and hummingbirds, but I really do love all birds. I especially enjoy images of vintage (or vintage inspired) illustrated birds.
Favourite flowers: tiger lilies, lilac, lavender
Favourite scent: lilac, lavender, melons, peach
Favourite sports teams & athletes: NHL Edmonton Oilers, CFL Edmonton Eskimoes. Fav athletes are Wayne Gretzky and Trevor Linden.
Other themes I enjoy: Disney, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), fairytales, Winnie the Pooh, Ziggy (remember him?), and Totoro
My papercrafting journey started with scrapbooking in '98 or so, then cards, then I fell hard for pocket letters in '15, and now I am loving ATC's!
Check out my Flikr photos (link at the top) to check out some pocket letters I have created.
I am also obsessed with paper and paper goods...hoarder, collector or whatever you call it I am that! While I love all things papery I do not need anymore random paper scraps (the exception being any Graphic 45 bits).
I like receiving them "naked" or in an envelope. I don't mind receiving well-made & sturdy Zazzle cards but please no handmade cards or ad/freebie cards unless the swap calls for it.
postcards tied to my likes/collections
Unesco and/or historical sites
touristy postcards from anywhere!
I unfortunately do not do any other crafts (other than papercrafting) like knitting, candlemaking, sewing etc thus I can not make use of any items for other crafts like fabric, paint, yarn, or knitting needles, etc. The exception is vintage pattern books as those are great to add to junk journals!
I am pretty easy to please overall but below are the other things I dislike or simply just have to much of already.
I am a huge lover of Disney, Pixar, and DreamWorks movies like Happy Feet, Toy Story, Shrek, etc. My fav of course is Winnie the Pooh :)
I am a big fan of both Paul Walker and Vin Diesel so pretty much anything with either of them in it I love...any of the Fast & Furious movies, XXX, etc.
I also enjoy the musical/dancing focused movies. Grease 1 & 2, Dirty Dancing 1 & 2, Footloose (original and remake), High School Musical series etc.
Comedies: Golden Girls, Big Bang Theory, Two Broke Girls, Two and a Half Men, The Odd Couple (new one, never watched the original), Friends, Frasier
Drama: NCIS, NCIS LA, NCIS New Orleans, CSI Vegas, CSI Miami, Hawaii 5-0 (new one, never watched the original), Magnum PI, Murder She Wrote, Murdoch Mysteries
Educational: River Monsters, Zoo Juniors, Food Factory, Food Factory USA, How It's Made, Mythbusters
My Mom is my very best friend and is my world. I may from time to time join swaps/play tags and ask for a gift/stocking stuffer for her instead of me so I wanted to tell you a bit about her and her likes.
Her name is Mavis and she is in her mid 50's. Her birthstone is a ruby, she is a Leo, and her favourite color is green-yellow (something like granny apple green, lime green, etc).
She most enjoys watching "her stories" on tv....NCIS, NCIS Los Angeles, Hawaii 5-0, Criminal Minds, etc. She likes reading magazines and short article type books (think of the facts & trivia bathroom reader type books lol). No novels please. She also really enjoys refinishing wood furniture/items like tables, jewelry boxes etc. She can use little knobs or embellishments for the jewellery boxes. She doesn't do ANY other craft like scrapbooking, painting, or sewing.
She likes anything blingy or sparkly, atc's with a hummingbird, cardinal bird, dogs or cats, or vintage items or images on them (like an old timey stroller, or vintage ladies etc), anything that says "Live, Laugh, Love" on it, and anything Calgary Flames (ugh don't even start me on that lol). She also has an affinity for chef themed things.
She does like postcards featuring churches.
Treatwise she enjoys chocolate (no dark or mint flavour please), caramel flavour, and green tea. Please do not send gum for her.
Anything you are sending to her please address to Mavis Armitage. She has the same address as me though.
Here are the tag games I enjoy playing:
Anything marked with a * is a game with an active tag from myself.
I understand life happens and will give people a second chance to make things right. So if you have flaked on me, and want to make it up, please message me!
Listed below are swaps I have been flaked on (thankfully not many) and the kind angel that came forward.
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