Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2018 5:59 am


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: February 18, 2018
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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@urbexarchaeology with Totoro sticky notes & vintage inspired sticker flakes (FOPS Swaps tag)

@Aladyjackson with handmade bookmark (IPC: Paintchip bookmark swap)

@fairypretty7 for BL - Butterfly Happy Mail swap

@mrsD with postcards (CS: Postcard Destash)


None pending. I try my hardest to keep track of my tags but if I still owe you a tag please message me and I will definately look into it and will resend!

Dec 28: I have just been made aware that the postal drop box I sometimes use does NOT get emptied every business day, as they have posted on the box. I will no longer be using that drop box and instead will go right to a postal outlet. If u haven't received mail from me in a timely fashion, or worse not at all, please let me know.

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....a brussels griffon/terrier cross named Mia.

I enjoy hosting various swaps and try hard to vet the swappers in them to avoid flakers etc. However, if you do wind up flaked on please let me know so I can try and make it right for you!

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), Victorian, 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 t

  • collage sheets on cardstock paper
  • ephemera (vintage book papers, diecuts, punchies, fussy cut images on cardstock paper etc)
  • 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, yarn, knitting needles, pattern books etc.

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
  • gum
  • gory themed items
  • makeup
  • nail supplies (fake nails, nailpolishes, nail stickers etc)
  • orange pekoe tea
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples
  • religious items such as brochures, etc

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, 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 chapter books 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!


Sternenfee rated for FS: Favorite Things A-Z on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the swap...and also for the wonderful cards :-)
kssunlover1947 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #11 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
Sola79 rated for ISS: Scrappy Background ATC on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Lovely ATC and also thank you for the extra\s :)
eel rated for ISS: Postcard 3 + 1 on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Hej Crystal, You could not have chosen better PC ...they are awesome! Thank you so much. cheers, eel
Comment: Wonderful tags Crystal. The quality of your art is amazing (I just hope you like mine)...These are beautiful!! I loved them and are already in place for collection, I don't think I want to pare them with anybody!! Thank you so much ♥♥♥
Response: How wonderful to hear that they finally arrived to you! The postal system of both our countries definately isn't the best sometimes so I am glad this package did get to you....hopefully you get a chance to0 use the tags next Christmas :)
Zander rated for Punch me! Make me die(s)! on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful assortment of die cuts and extras , Thank you so much!
goinjenny rated for I Wish on Jan 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you
djb rated for National Winnie-the-Pooh Day! on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Wow thank you so much for the amazing goodies! I loved everything 💛🐻
Response: I am happy that you enjoyed the Pooh themed goodies! Hopefully we see more Pooh themed swaps in the future :)
mb58ca rated for En Masse - Purple, Grey, Teal on Jan 10, 2018
Comment: My goodness, you make me want to take lessons in creativity! AAAAWWWEEESSSOOMMMEEE goodies! I love how they're arranged. Definitely made me smile. Thanks so much for joining ;)
Response: I am happy that you enjoyed them! Thanks for the rating & heart :)
Comment: Thanks for your wonderful mini file folder pocket!
Response: Wow it arrived to you fast, glad to hear! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
ericabella rated for Christmas Cards #1 on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Hi Crystal! So, it turns out that I received your swap. Very unfortunately, though, your envelope came to me in one of those dreaded "We're Sorry" plastic bags from the USPS. The card was missing, and there just the ripped envelope left. What a huge bummer! I hate it when that happens. It's not your fault. I hope you had a good Christmas!
Response: Thank you for your rating and that is a dissapointment for sure! I have sent a PM on this. Edit 1/3: Thank you for your kindness on this swap!
satinification rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #10 on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Hello, Thank you very much for great postcards that you picked for me! I love them all. Jetoy and the girl with glittery heart are just amazing. You really made my day! Happy New Year!
Response: Glad to hear you enjoyed the postcards I picked for you! Hope you have a Happy New Year too!
Comment: thanks for the nice items.
user6937 rated for 12 Items of December on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: Very nice to send me this nice ephemera instead of stickers; the pc's are great and thanks for the Washi tape and stamps!
Response: Glad you liked the goodies!
suepier rated for ISS: Christmas Card & Flat Surprise on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card and the kitty cutouts.
Response: Glad they arrived safely! They are actually Kitty stickers :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
angeness rated for December Mega Misc on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies! I love what you chose, and I can't believe it already arrived, that was so fast. Happy swapping! :)
Response: Yes that was fast....glad to know it arrived to you safely! Thank you for the rating and heart.
suntattoo rated for Flat Rate Stocking Stuffer Box on Dec 7, 2017
Comment: Wow, that arrived quick! Thanks so much for all the lovely goodies - they're all nestled under my sad-looking tree. Can't wait to start opening them :) Sorry that we discovered flat rate boxes are more trouble than we expected, but I feel like now we know it involves a bit of preplanning to acquire boxes when they're in stock ;) Update: I just opened them all last night and wow, what amazing goodies. I love the Parks Canada mascot stickers, and the feltboard sets actually made me squee with glee.
Response: Glad it has arrived safely to you and I hope you enjoy them! This one was definately a learning curve....now I know that Canada Post is nowhere near having their poop in a group for the flat rate services :)
HelenG6 rated for CDN Swappers: Christmas Card Swap on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great Christian card. I love vintage cards.
Comment: Really really wonderful! LOVE the Christmas one and the owl one. The one of the Ethiopian children brought a sad smile -- I've been in so many feeding stations like that and seen so many children like that. Itching to get back to field work! Thank you!
Response: I agree...it was a bit of a sad card but they seemed to still be etching out a bit of joy though :) I do not envy the work you do at all but I understand why you are itching to get back out there. Glad you enjoyed the cards I sent!
PostcardAl rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #9 on Dec 1, 2017
Comment: Hi Crystal, thanks for the selection of fun cards. Envious that you live so close to Whistler -- BC really a beautiful place. Best, al
Response: Glad to hear you received the postcards! I personally have never been to Whistler...horrible since I live so close I know. It is definately on my list to do though! Thank you for the rating and the heart :)

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user6937 on Feb 13, 2018:

PH tag - aboriginal postcards have arrived! Thank you - they're great :)

pickleme on Feb 12, 2018:

Thank you for all the great postcards for my January Wishlist!!

Marryth on Feb 8, 2018:

Thank you SO much for all of the wonderful goodies towards my January Wishlist - this is exactly the pick-me-up I needed today! ♥ I really appreciate you thinking of me, and I'm looking forward to using them in the near future. :)

mgallardo68 on Feb 1, 2018:

Dear Crystal, this botanical kit is just perfect!! I loved every single piece you included!! Thank you so much for a wonderful surprise!!

piratecaptainmo on Jan 10, 2018:

Thank you so much for the great envelope of magazine cut outs you sent for the Get something, give something tag!

simcoe54 on Jan 9, 2018:

PH: Postcard Tag - Love all the wonderful postcards that you sent for this tag!!! Thank you

bblue on Jan 4, 2018:

THANK YOU for the pocket letter you sent via forum tag! It was so awesome to see one of these!

Babsmomof5 on Dec 29, 2017:

Thank you so much for the generous RAK you sent of the beautiful postcards. You kimd generosity has made my day!

mejulia on Dec 29, 2017:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envelope of gingerbread items that arrived today. I love and plan to use everything.

simcoe54 on Dec 20, 2017:

What a surprise to receive an envie from you with postcards and playing cards for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #10 RAK. Love everything. Thanks and Happy Holidays!

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