Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2018 10:31 am


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: May 27, 2018
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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@hamolla for "I Collect" & "Destash" tag games

@knitterofhats for the Pick 2 tag game in FOPS Swaps

About Me

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.

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!

My Favorites & My Collections

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 teas though.

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

  • ocean/beach scenes

  • mountain scenes

  • Unesco and/or historical sites

  • touristy postcards from anywhere!

    • I would especially love to receive any from the Canadian Maritimes, Vancouver Island, New York NY, New Orleans LA, and Paris France.

Other Random Things I'd Like

  • collage sheets on cardstock paper
  • deco tapes
  • ephemera (vintage book papers, diecuts, punchies, cool notecards, writing papers, fussy cut images on cardstock paper, touristy maps etc; both new and vintage welcome but does NOT include junk mail type of ephemera)
  • Graphic 45 anything
  • handmade envelopes (at least 4.5"x6.5")
  • paper doiles, any colour welcome!
  • personalized address labels
  • washi tapes, incl. samples

Please do not send....

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.

  • buttons of any kind
  • big gemstones/rhinestones
  • craft books for any craft including papercrafting
  • gum
  • gory themed items
  • junk mail type ephemera (such as store flyers, newspapers, real estate ad cards, coupons, restaurant menus, etc....basically the stuff that goes from your mailbox to the recycle bin I have zero need for)
  • magazines or magazine cutouts
  • makeup
  • nail supplies (fake nails, nailpolishes, nail stickers etc)
  • orange pekoe tea
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples
  • religious items such as brochures, I do collect postcards with churches though for my mom

Favourite Movies & Television


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

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.


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.

Sparkly-Inchie; angelled by @JudalineZ thank you!

Where You Live PC November; angelled by @LucyToons thank you!

A Less Ordinary Animal Postcard; angelled by @Fever thank you!


zurdoswifey rated for Notecards for Postcards #2 on May 23, 2018
Comment: Ooh wow what a nice variety of cards...Loved the larger ones especially. Thanks for doing this swap with me =) Have a lovely week
lloydp rated for 5 Sets of 5 Happy Mail Supplies on May 17, 2018
Comment: Hi Crystal Thanks so much for the lovely package. I really like the stationery and the pig post its. Hope we can swap again sometime soon. Pat
Response: I am glad you enjoyed the package! Thank you for the rating and heart.
bluehairedmary rated for Notecards for Postcards on May 14, 2018
Comment: Great notecards! Thanks for swapping with me!
Response: You are welcome and I am glad that the notecards have found a new home! Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great items!
Response: You are welcome and thank your the rating & heart!
mb58ca rated for 1 Partner-10 Goodies on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I LOVE the bookmark--wow!
Response: So glad it got to you quickly! I loved the bookmark when I bought it and I am so happy you liked it :)
Tuutis rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #155 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Lovely, different cards, thank you!
Response: You are welcome, and thank you for the rating & heart!
apryl rated for Handmade Spring Card on May 6, 2018
Comment: Thanjs so much!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and heart.
Bavarija rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #155 on May 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for cards!!
Response: Wow these arrived to you super fast! Swaps to my own country sent earlier than this one still haven't arrived. Thanknyou for the rating and heart!
Karmi53 rated for Canadian Postage Stamp on May 4, 2018
Comment: thank you for the lovely atc l do love dragonflies very well done and thanks for the cool extra stamps. Take care
Response: I am glad it has reached you safely. Thank you for the rating & heart!
Cariboocarol rated for CS: 1/2/3/4/5 Postcard Swap on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cards!
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart!
eel rated for CS: Spring Happy Mail on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Hej Crystal, Such an awesome envelope of goodies! Thank you. cheers, eel
Response: You are welcome!
LisaWithAKiss rated for Two Pairs on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcards! It was awesome swapping with you!
Response: Glad to hear they arrived safely and that you liked them! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
skeffiboo rated for My Crafty Area on Apr 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for showing us around your wonderful crafty area. I love how organised you are and I adore the fact that you have mapped out, labelled and made charts for what is where! Are you like me where you spend more time organising and re-organising your hoard than actually using it? Are you using a Spice Stack for washi storage too?? I love it all =D
Response: Sometimes I definately do spend more time re-organizing than using it....a room is never "done" lol. For washi storage it is a washi holder thing I got on sales at Michael's. It used to all be in a giant jar but I figured actually having it so I could easily access it maybe I would actually use it :)
Comment: Thank you
WhimsicalRose rated for My Crafty Area on Apr 14, 2018
Comment: What a great craft space. It was wonderful to see that I’m not the only one working in organized chaos. You have a great craft space. Thanks for sharing.
Wildchild rated for My Crafty Area on Apr 12, 2018
Cariboocarol rated for CS: Spring Happy Mail on Apr 11, 2018
Comment: Wow---thank you so much for all of the wonderful items! They are lovely and VERY springy!! I will enjoy usng them,
Response: Glad that it arrived to you safe and sound! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
anicka22 rated for ISS: Two Pairs on Apr 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for setting up such a nice swap! And love the pretty Alice washitape sample!
sjayana20 rated for Pocket Letter & Extras Swap on Apr 7, 2018
Comment: Hello my friend, The PL you made for me is outstandingly beautiful. Thank you so much for your creation and the extra PL sleeves. I have made a video of your mail in my YT channel. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/41N-kL2Gots I can't wait for mine to reach you and hope you like it :) Thank you for the swap. Hope we can swap again 💕.
Response: Wow I never knew you had a YouTube channel, I will definately be checking it out! A lot of hard work goes into those for sure. Thank you for your kind words along with the rating and the heart!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Maple Leaf on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the super pretty ATC and really cool vintage die cuts!
Response: I am glad you liked the atc and the diecuts! The diecuts I thought were pretty cool too! I hope they go good on your future projects.

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Tryph on May 24, 2018:

What a fantastic selection of ephemera from my May wishlist! Thanks so much - definitely plenty to get used there!

phillaine on May 11, 2018:

Thank you for thinking of me and sending me birthday surprises (Make a Wish--April)! It was so sweet of you, and I'm enjoying using them already. Also, I just checked out and had fun reading your blog. It was neat to see your crafting space, especially as I'm finally working on putting mine together. So much stuff! Thanks again. :)

HippieChick on May 10, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely birthday card and the fabulous postcards from my April wish list! I love it all!

HippieChick on May 7, 2018:

Yup, that pink envelope was totally one of my recent favourites so I am super glad you like it! :D It was a couple shades of pink scraped with a card with layers of gesso in between to get the depth. And I used my doily stencil from DecoArt for the design. And I thought it was an added bonus that the new water lily postage went so well with the whole look. I would love to see your results if you ever try it. I use old atlas pages, I like the re-use aspect, plus the size and texture are wonderful to work on. :)

MSturgill87 on May 7, 2018:

Thank you for the great Die-cuts and punches from the "destash tag" in the public forums!

And for the ephemera, Project Life cards, and washi samples from my April wishlist in the Wishlist group!

You're very kind!

shirleyinCA on May 6, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely birthday card and really wonderful Cinderella view master reel set! Pretty mailing envelope also.

mgallardo68 on May 4, 2018:

I received a lovely envie from you containing the 5+ journal cards and 3+ note cards w/envies for Tag game- pick 2 and the 5 cards featuring artworks at FOPS Swaps > Postcard RAK. Everything is great!! Thank you for sharing ♥♥

ceecee on May 1, 2018:

HOLY WOW! The very FULL envie you sent for the Canada/US Wishlist Tag came in the mail today. I am so thrilled, you are so generous. I love the stickers, the stamps and everything else you sent..... I can't believe what a lucky girl I am! THANK YOU !!!!!

sherba31 on Apr 28, 2018:

Thank you very much for the GROOVY vintage hotel/motel pcs - FOPS Swaps RAK. I love that you were able to include one from Victoria which is not too far away from you. Hope your weekend is lovely.

noname13 on Apr 27, 2018:

Thanks a lot for the lovely envelopes, the postcards and the Japanese stamps for Make a wish APRIL

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