Swap-bot Time: September 23, 2019 6:54 am


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: September 22, 2019
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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Here I will list any tags, RAK's, wishes, and resends that I need to send:

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 but I do have a dog in the house. Her name is Mia and she is a brussels griffon/terrier cross.

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 tea: Country Peach Passion from Celestials. I enjoy most any fruit or desert flavour tea though. And any tea with anise or licorice too!

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

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, butterflies, dragonflies, florals, gnomes, Paris (especially the architecture), Winnie the Pooh, Ziggy (remember him?), and Totoro

My Collections: Paris things, Winnie the Pooh anything, and postcards.


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. I am hoping to get into making my own junk journals this year, 2019!

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

I am plain 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.

Favourite YouTube Paper Crafter's


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 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 book papers
  • diecuts & punchies
  • fussy cut images on cardstock paper
  • Graphic 45 anything
  • handmade envelopes (at least 4.5"x6.5")

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

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!


Comment: Phew! This sure did take a while, but it made it! And it's amazing! Thank you so much for the beautiful and colorful bits and pieces, I can't wait to use them! I've been super happy with my Silhouette but damn! Those crisp cuts! I think I might have to get a Sizzix lol, I've been avoiding it because then I wonder where I'll be storing all the dies but aahhhggg!! I just have to have it haha. Thanks for the teas as well! You're so generous and sweet, they're all my favorite kinds of tea, you've spoiled me rotten! I loved this swap, once again, thank you SO much!! This made my day :)
Response: I am so happy they finally arrived to you!! It is fun to use the manual diecutters...I have a Spellbinders but it is such a big machine that I always hesitate in taking it out to use. So happy I was able to include the teas for you too :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
milamilamura rated for IPC: Rainbow Card on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for this gorgeous card and the washi tape samples. You did a great job, I loved it!!
Response: So glad this finally arrived to you and that you liked it. It was fun to make a card again...thank you for hosting the swap!
sassafrass rated for Flowish Junk Journal on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you SO much for the amazing journal! So many awesome papers and bits and pieces tucked in. I absolutely love everything and how you put it together. I'm so excited and looking forward to using everything. Many thanks for doing this swap with me!
Response: I am happy to hear the journal arrived safely :) I am looking forward to creating more in the future!
WoodlandBanshee rated for IPC: Small Tag and Mini Kit on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely tag and mini kit!
paperlvr rated for Paper Craft De-Stash USA on Jun 26, 2019
Comment: Wow! You sent me such a wonderful collection of items! I am so excited to try everything! Thank you very much for the apparent time, effort and care you put into my swap! xxxooo and many, many hearts!
Response: So glad it arrived to you safely! Hope you create some fun things with everything :)
Comment: Good Luck with your craft area! I really love how your space turned out!
Comment: You got a lot done! I think most of us didn't quite get it all, but your hard work shows. I agree with you saying it's always kind of going to be a work in progress :) Thanks for hosting this much needed swap!
Comment: You did and awesome job!
Comment: Looks great - you should be able to find things easier; sometimes I wish I had just one place to work with :)
sassafrass rated for IPC: Scrappy Scrapbooking Tags on Jun 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Crystal! Love the tags, and hope you had fun using up your scraps!
Response: So good to hear they finally arrived to you! It was fun digging into my scraps....you always have the best scrap buster type swaps :)
Comment: Thank you for the awesome pocket folder and goodies! I love everything โค
user6937 rated for Paris on May 31, 2019
Comment: Very pretty, thank you, Crystal! I didn't get an Arc de triomphe pc while I was in Paris, so appreciate this one :)
Response: So glad you got it so quickly and that you like it! Thank you for rating and the heart :)
mb58ca rated for CDN Swappers: For the Book Lovers on May 18, 2019
Comment: Interesting reads. I'd like to read the "Disney Trivia" book and "The Forest Wife" sounds like something I'd be interested in.
Response: The Forest Wife was such a good book...or trilogy of books as it were really. I would highly reccomend reading that one if you can!
user6937 rated for CDN Swappers: For the Book Lovers on May 15, 2019
Comment: Hope you enjoyed reading the books you did! I think I might have the Kon-Tiki book around here somewhere, too, haha. Thanks for signing up :)
Response: I did enjoy reading the books I did get to! I would highly reccomend reading the Kon-Tiki book if you do have it. Such an unassuming book with a boring cover (definately a good case for not judging a book by its cover!). I was going to tear it apart for my crafting initially, as it is falling apart, but then decided to give it at least one read before and now I am glad I did! It will instead now be repaired best I can then added to my permanent collection :)
user6937 rated for CS: Postcard Destash #3 on May 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks!
9O96O rated for Canadians are the BEST on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the generous amount of blank postcards. I especially like the white dog, the Willows painting, and the nice 2012 Queen Elizabeth stamp on the envelope.
Response: Glad you liked the postcards! Thank you rating and for the heart :)
simcoe54 rated for Postcards 1 / 2 / 3 on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Great cards. Thanks
soccer8s rated for PH: 3 + 3 Postcard Swap #4 on Apr 2, 2019
Comment: Love them! Thank you!
nightswimmer rated for CS: New Year, New You? on Mar 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and letter!
mb58ca rated for Calling all teal lovers! on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Awesome items! Thanks so much. I never tire of seeing this color ;)
Response: Me either...thanks for hosting these fun swaps!

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TeaNi on Jul 27, 2019:

thank you so much

for the package of fun goodies for my wishlist! :) What a great assortment of colorful index cards, big lined post-its, stickers, tear, and pore strips! So many useful and happy surprises!

Swan on Jul 24, 2019:

Thank you for the large selection of origami papers for my June Wishlist! Thanks for including those non-traditional dictionary/letter/postal themed ones, I love those!

Ukucaitie on Jul 8, 2019:

Hello! Got The Canadian Rockies Postcard From the Postcard Tag from you today! Thank you so very much! I loved your note about living there, It sounds beautiful. I would love to visit there one day. Thank you so much.

anicka22 on Jun 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the pretty washi samples and the cute stickers for my May wishlist!!

user6937 on May 25, 2019:

FOPS tag > Pick 2! Your beautiful hummers have arrived (I know just what swap I'll be using some of them in) - oh, do I wish I knew how to use a Cricut - along with the 15 envelopes! I actually got these on Thursday but I just grabbed the mail out of the box, and then went out; and, then yesterday, we had to go to our campsite to accept our new (to us) trailer - yay :).

simcoe54 on May 7, 2019:

Canadian Swappers - Paper RAK -- Thanks so much for the stacked envie filled with different papers. I can find lots of uses for them!

mgallardo68 on May 5, 2019:

Thank you so much Crystal!! I got the envelope! It was a resend for an August-2018 wish :-) I loved it!! The Xmas little book is BEAUTIFUL and the papers great for my collages! Hugs! โ™ฅ

CurlyTea on Apr 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

jinxspinx on Apr 7, 2019:

The Junk journal RAK was received yesterday! Ahhhh!! Thank you so much. You are so sweet to send all that! I cant wait to look through it all. Ty again!

user6937 on Apr 5, 2019:

Your junk journal supplies have arrived! Thank you SO much ;)

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