Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2020 1:18 pm


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: February 23, 2020
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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Feb 8/20

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Feb 2/20

About Me

My name is Crystal, I am in my 30's, and I live in the Canadian city of Surrey, BC...just outside of Vancouver. For US only swaps I do have a US mailing address. I am a non-smoker so you should never get a smoky swap from me! But I do have a dog named Mia...she is a brussels griffon X terrier so she doesn't shed much and doesn't come into the craft room often.

I am the proud to have inherited two different groups in my time here on SwapBot...Canadian Swappers and International Paper Crafts. I love each group I am a member of but am especially fond of these two groups and am happy that two great swappers entrusted me to carry on their created groups!

I am a child of the 80's and am a big kid at heart so I love anything that reminds me of my childhood. I love Winnie the Pooh, Disney, Ziggy, vintage Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Holly Hobby, Popples, etc.


I am listing 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) or any jewel tone (emerald, sapphire, etc)

Favourite bird: owls and hummingbirds, but I really love all birds. I especially enjoy images of vintage (or vintage inspired) illustrated birds.

Favourite drinks: One of my fav flavours is peach but I enjoy most any fruit or desert flavour tea though. And any tea with anise or licorice too! I also really enjoy flavoured hot chocolate mixes.

Favourite food: cashews, dark chocolate, Eatmore bars, pistachios, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, rice crackers, Skittles, sour candys. Overall I prefer candy or salty snacks over a chocolate any day.

Favourite scent: lilac, lavender, melons, peach, pumpkin spice, gingerbread, peppermint/spearmint

Favourite sports teams & athletes: NHL Edmonton Oilers, CFL Edmonton Eskimoes. Fav athletes are Wayne Gretzky and Trevor Linden.

Other themes I enjoy: butterflies, dragonflies, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), woodland/natural critters, and Totoro.


My papercrafting journey started with scrapbooking in '98 or so, then cards, then I fell hard for pocket letters in '15, and then on to ATC's.

Check out my Flikr photos (link at the top) to check out some pocket letters I have created.

I am obsessed with paper and paper goods...hoarder, collector or whatever you call it I am that! While I love all things paper I do not need anymore scrapbook paper or paper scraps.


I love my postcard collection and am always looking for new swaps! I prefer receiving them in an envelope but I also do swap for naked ones occasionally. I don't mind receiving well-made & sturdy Zazzle cards but please no handmade cards or ad/freebie cards unless they are tied to my likes/collections!

  • postcards tied to my likes/collections

  • 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 City, New Orleans LA, and Paris France.

Other Things I Like

This is just a small selection of things I like receiving. Please do not take this tiny list to be an exhaustive list, it is just a few things that I use often is all. I welcome whatever you feel I may like!

  • deco tapes
  • vintage or non-English book papers
  • diecuts & punchies
  • fussy cut images on cardstock paper
  • Graphic 45 anything
  • handmade envelopes (at least 4.5"x6.5")
  • face masks
  • note papers / list pads / stationary

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 paint, crochet hooks, 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
  • 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
  • paper scraps (unless for a destash swap; I generally have more than enough of my own, thanks!)
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples

Snacks/Drinks To NOT Send

  • candy corn
  • gingerbread flavoured anything
  • gum
  • instant coffee
  • peanuts (I LOVE peanut butter or peanuts as an ingredient I just hate salted or roasted peanuts on their own)
  • pumpkin flavoured anything
  • raisins....just no

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 (original one) Murder She Wrote, Murdoch Mysteries

Educational: River Monsters, Zoo Juniors, Food Factory, Food Factory USA, How It's Made, Mythbusters (with original team)

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 and she is a Leo. Her favourite colours are cream/ivory, purple, raspberry pinky red, or granny smith apple green.

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 and old timey/vintage images (cute ads, etc).

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!


user6937 rated for OOO: Let's Swap in 2020 on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: Very nice embellishments, Crystal! Here I said not to procrastinate, and what have I done? I've thought about them a lot, lol. But, they'll be in your hands soon - hopefully, in two days like these ones got to me!! Love the bag you sent them in, too :)
Response: Yey glad they arrived to you safe and quickly too! The bag I had on my desk and when I was making the emblishments I knew the perfect use for it :)
Jaimiepaige rated for Organize This Craft Room!! on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the board x
papercraftkath rated for Paper exchange on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: I love these paper so much and appreciate the extras. I especially like that you included the variety of textures. Thank you for the thoughtful package!
user6937 rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt A-E on Feb 14, 2020
Comment: Dino's are one of my favourite postcards to get, thanks!
Response: I am glad you enjoyed it! I hope to one day visit Drumheller to visit the museum.
PeliKat rated for Organize This Craft Room!! on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Crystal, thanks so much for sharing your Pinterest board with me! I, too, try to go economical on getting all these supplies organized. I found several that I might be able to put to good use in my craft area, especially for organizing ephemera. I had to laugh at the one suggestion that an author made about "if you haven't used it in 3-4 weeks" to pass it on or purge it; it can sometimes take me longer than that to get it unpacked from the shopping bag I brought it home in!!! Lol! Thanks again, and happy crafting!
Response: Me too!! I rate right away but then sometimes things sit for awhile in my "to go through later" basket or my "ok im really going to keep this and need to put it away" basket. Thank you for rating!
LinSoles rated for Pinterest - Recycling Ideas on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the link to your pinterest recycling board, was fun flipping through it.
mariewilliams810 rated for Pinterest - Recycling Ideas on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing!
postmansdaughter rated for Pinterest - Recycling Ideas on Feb 11, 2020
Tverne05 rated for Washi Bag #9 (Int'l) on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks. Cute note cards with the puppies in it.
PrettyAlice rated for Organize This Craft Room!! on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks! I like the ideas you’ve collected!
cmalaina rated for Washi Bag #9 (Int'l) on Feb 10, 2020
Comment: Love the Winnie pooh washi-tape and love it and adding my samples and passing on and love the Winnie the pooh paper also .
2bneat rated for CS: Winter Themed Mini Pocket Letter on Feb 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter, I love it. My favourite part was the letter: you have a gift of writing a personal letter to someone you don't know well. Great swap.♥
Response: Thank you for your kind words! I am trying to be better at writing letters as it has long been something I struggle with. I loved making the mini pocket letter and I hope you had fun making yours as well :)
blubutterfly rated for CS: Let's Trade 3 PCs on Jan 27, 2020
Comment: Can’t explain how great it was to get this swap in the mail today. After an awful Monday it really brightened my day, thank-you so much:) You totally hit the mark, super super loved the TinTin card!! That’s the first one I have ever received. I’m keeping it for my album for SURE:) Hope your week is starting out on a good note, mine has now! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Response: Aww I am so happy that the cards brightened your day! I have that same TinTin card in my collection too as I rmemeber watching him when I watched him growing up :)
debbiespoms rated for PH: Big & Small Animals #3 on Jan 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you much for animal PC's and the re usable doggie note card. Love it!
Eulegirl rated for PH: PIck A Word PC Swap #5 on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: Oh wow!! I really love that owl!!
Response: Yey glad that that they arrived to you safely!
marylm rated for This/That on Jan 23, 2020
Comment: I love the paperclips, washi and unicorn card! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Looking forward to swapping with you again in the future :)
Comment: Thank you, thank you, thank you! So many wonderful things for my junk journal! Thank you for sharing your things, they’ll be put to good use!
Response: So glad to hear they arrived to you safely! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
LinSoles rated for This or That 1 to 5 -INTL- on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for this lovely swap. I especially love the tags and note papers, and tea, and basically everything.
Comment: Hello! How are you ? I just received your beautiful postcard today and thank you !! I would love too one day go to Florida and especially to Disneyworld !! Bye
Highlander18 rated for PH: Opposites Scavenger Hunt #4 on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: Great cards, thank you very much! Interesting building in the new one, like them all!

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Lorabora on Jan 30, 2020:

Thank you for the 4 non tourist postcards. Postcard hideout tag :)

user6937 on Jan 28, 2020:

Cheap Postage Swaps, Tags and Fun > Pick 2 - Global butterfly die-cut/punchies and some dinosaur die-cuts have arrived - the dino's are adorable (my favourites) and I'll be sure to use the butterflies in a swap soon! Thank you :)

Tryph on Jan 9, 2020:

Thanks for the great Christmas ephemera pack. Not too late because: there's a Christmas next year!!! :)

rainbowfizz on Jan 4, 2020:

Thank you for my goodies from my December list at wishlist group xx

sassafrass on Dec 31, 2019:

Wishing you all the best in 2020!

daydreamer47 on Dec 20, 2019:

Crystal, thank you so much for the neat sticker flaked and letter sets!

BeHappyToday on Nov 30, 2019:

Thank you very much for the PC’s RAK! 🙂😊

Mon1496 on Nov 21, 2019:

Thank you so much for the children postcards! I adore them

fbresnah on Nov 15, 2019:

Thanks so much for the Vegas postcards RAK. I love them!

bluehairedmary on Nov 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the Postcards RAK! Wonderful cards! Have a great rest of your week!

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