Swap-bot Time: February 19, 2019 5:42 pm


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: February 6, 2019
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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Pocket Letters I've Made


Outgoing RAK's

@tigermousecat - junk journal supplies (CS)

@user6937 - junk journal supplies (FS)

@jinxspinx - junk journal supplies (PF)

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.

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 or desert flavour tea though. And any tea with anise or licorice too!

Favourite bird: owls and hummingbirds, but I really do 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 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 also 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 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, 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")

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 scraps (nothing smaller than 2.5"x3.5")
  • paper straws
  • perfume or perfume samples
  • religious items such as brochures, I do collect postcards with churches though for my mom
  • red rubber stamps (clear/cling stamps that you use with a clear block are great though)

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 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!


mb58ca rated for Calling all teal lovers! on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Awesome items! Thanks so much. I never tire of seeing this color ;)
anicka22 rated for FS: A Christmas With Me on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you dor the sweet letter!
Paige1900 rated for Private Swap: Christmas For... on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: OMG...How fabulous! Thank You so much for all the Xmas stuff! I can't wait to put it to good use! ♥
Response: So glad to hear your package arrived...thanks for being a great swap partner!
ccmmsu rated for junk journal supplies - purple on Nov 27, 2018
Comment: ** I'm so sorry for the late rating! I must not have hit "Save" the first time.** Thank you so much for a beautiful swap! Not only do I love everything you sent, but the packaging is so clever. I love, love, love it!! Buckets of hearts for you! :)
Response: So happy to hear it arrived!
SuZignomeMoM rated for BL ~ Butterfly Flip Book on Nov 24, 2018
Comment: ♥ I love everything about this book from the impeccable craftsmanship to the coordinating colours. Thank you so much for this flip book filled with wonderful bits and bobs.
Response: I had fun making the flipbook for you and I am happy that you liked it! I love butterflies and it was so nice to get to make one in my favourite theme :)
Comment: Thank you for all the postcards. I really did like that Alberta one!
WoodlandBanshee rated for CS: Envelope Flip Book on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: This flipbook is amazing and very inspiring. This was so much fun to open and look around in - lots of extras and very well made. Great work!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! It was fun working in the flipbook for you :)
CWarner rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #39 on Nov 6, 2018
Comment: These are wonderful cards, Crystal - thanks very much! That's a different Canadian map card than the one other I have, and I love that 2 of the cards have Indian Paintbrush on them-it's one of my favorite flowers-and the state flower of Wyoming!
Response: So glad you like the postcards! Thank you for rating and for the heart :)
MNJoviGirl rated for Private Swap on Oct 24, 2018
piratecaptainmo rated for junk journal supplies - pink on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome selection of pink goodies! I especially love the birdie memo sheets!
HannahsMommy07 rated for MAS Winnie the Pooh on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: VERY CUTE!
Response: I am glad you like it...I had fun drawing him!
user6937 rated for OOO: Stickers! on Oct 9, 2018
Comment: Great assortment, thanks :)
Response: Glad they made it safely to you! Thank you for rating and for the heart :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package!
Comment: Thank you for your nice card and Christmas post cards. I had those cards, and it'll be nice to use them again.
Response: The postcards are so cool....nice and vintagey. I am planning on keeping a few for my Christmas scrapbook :) Thank you for the rating and heart!
dodie rated for ISS: Summer Ephemera on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Im doing a summer swap so its just on time :)
user6937 rated for CDN Swappers - ATCoins on Aug 2, 2018
Comment: He is SO cute! Pm'ing you.
Response: I am glad you loved the little guy! I had fun making him :)
Lettersfromrainey rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice comments! :)
Response: You are welcome....I am loving your IG for sure!
mb58ca rated for 1-2-3-4-5 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Love, love, LOVE the way this was put together! Well done. Enjoyed the contents :)
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I thought I'd try something a bit different for this one :)
luluvision rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the Instagram love!
Senga89 rated for Instagram Junkie on Jul 11, 2018

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Journeyoften on Jan 24, 2019:

Thank you so much for the RAK of postcards! You chose such beautiful water photos and ships and boats and oh my! These showed up in my mailbox on a very bad day with bad medical news about my father- and it was just a joy to open them and look through what you sent. Thank you so much for doing this and blessing me with many smiles. It is much appreciated and I hope that you are blessed in return!!! <3 Thank you!!!

simcoe54 on Jan 16, 2019:

FOPS Swap RAK - Thanks for the wonderful assortment of postcards. Can't wait to add them to my collection.

Cariboocarol on Jan 11, 2019:

Wow, thank you very much for the envelope RAK full of postcards from the Canadian Swappers forum---a very nice variety and so many too! I appreciate it Crystal!! My first win!

notme78 on Jan 2, 2019:

Thank you for everything you sent for Desember wish via make a wish group.

suntattoo on Dec 26, 2018:

Oh my goodness, the sea creature die-cuts are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! I think I just squealed with joy the whole time I was opening that envelope. Thank you for the umbrella ones as well, it was so thoughtful and kind <3 Happiest wishes for the holidays! :)

anicka22 on Dec 24, 2018:

Thank you so much for the lovely diecuts and stickers for the tag and escpecially for the most adorable clear stamps of Mary Poppins!( for make a wish). You are such a sweetheart! Merry christmas!

suntattoo on Dec 20, 2018:

Your tag arrived today and it is nestled under the Christmas tree to be opened next week :) Thanks so much!

simcoe54 on Nov 14, 2018:

Make A Wish - October Wishes -- Thanks so much for the 2 pressed pennies that you sent me from etsy. Perfect for my collection.

dvmac on Oct 24, 2018:

Hi Crystal

I LOVE the children cards from Budapest from thte Postcard Hideout Tag. They are just adorable. Thank you so very much!

anicka22 on Oct 5, 2018:

Thank you so very much for the wishes for MAke a wish! I hardly don’t know where to begin: all the beautiful 7 gypsies papers, the cute Suzy zoo cards and stickers, the pretty postcards, the sweet note.. Thank you for spoiling me so much!

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