Swap-bot Time: August 20, 2018 6:00 am


Date Joined: August 19, 2015
Last Online: August 9, 2018
Birthday: April 6
Country: Canada
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7/24 - I have just realized that some ratings I have given for past swaps haven't stuck with SwapBot so it looks like I haven't rated a swap when I actually did. I think I caught the few that it happened on but if you are missing a rating from me please let me know!

7/2018 - I will be taking a semi break from SwapBot for at least July. I will not be joining any swaps with a large craft component due to my current time restraints.

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.

FOR US ONLY SWAPS: I do have a US post box that I use for these swaps. Only US only swap partners are to send to my po box so please do not ask for my US address when I am in an international swap and more importantly please do not hold on to my US address and mail extras to me in the future. As much as I appreciate rak's I just can't afford to pay my post box to receive and store any unsolicited mail. Thank you!

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

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!


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
sojourner rated for IPC: Book Page Embellishments on Jun 17, 2018
Comment: I loved what you sent me. Thank you. It was an interesting swap to do.
Response: I had fun creating the embellishments and am planning on doing up a batch of more soon. Hope you had fun creating yours too! Thank you for rating and for the heart!
mrsD rated for CS - Washi samples on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: really pretty tapes, thank you for the extras too! :)
ebusby07 rated for Paper Crafting DeStash! on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you Crystal, the package was full of so many beautiful paper crafting supplies. I was so excited to receive the package and it felt like everytime I opened a different section of the package, there were more and more goodies. A great swap!
Response: Great to hear that the package arrived to you safely :)
bstrong rated for CS: Postcard Exchange #1 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: What a great envelope I received today. I love when people make their own envelopes and I love the coyote you chose - AWESOME 😃😄. You definitely read my profile well, you can seen how much I love to travel and the post card you sent were right on the dot. We are hoping to go to Rome again this year, and Africa is a place that we talked about going to on one of our adventures, the animals do look pretty cool! For some reason I never thought of Bangkok and I do think that is a pretty building and looking at it I think it would a be pretty country to go and see as well, maybe our money would be worth something over there 🤣🤣🤣, But it is someplace I'm going to have to check out. And then the stamps. It is hard to get Canadian stamps, thank you very very much and also for the Finnish stamps. I really appreciate how much effort you put in to this envelope and you've brightened my day and it's people like you who make the world a better place. Thank you very much and I'll keep watching out for the PC Exchange #2 swap. ❤️💛💚💙💖🌷🌷🌹🌹
Response: Wow thank you so much for such kind words! I am thrilled that you enjoy the package I sent you...putting a smile on my partners face is the aim with all my swaps :) Yes Bangkok is somewhere I have never thought to visit either but from my understanding it can be easily done on the cheap once you are actually there...it is the flight that kills you though lol. Thank you for joining this swap and for the rating & heart!
CaptiveofIowa rated for Postcard Swap on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Super love the winding road postcard! And great shot of Vancouver. Thank you for the trade and the kind words of your enjoying it.
Response: So glad they arrived to you safely! Thank you for the rating and heart :)
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #13 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much, Crystal! Yes you sure did pick some great ones for me! I appreciate it so much!!
Comment: Thank you for the great mini album:) And the goodies!!!
Response: You're welcome! It was funny making it for sure. Thank you for rating and the heart :)
ArtsyEm rated for Traveller's Postcard on May 31, 2018
Comment: Pretty PC, cute stamp and nice list :) I've been to NYC and Paris- great trips!
Airam rated for Traveller's Postcard on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
EmilyT rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt - May 2018 on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thanks! And thanks for sharing the PC with a clown doll!
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!

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Bhindblueeyes on Aug 3, 2018:

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your box was in my PO box yesterday, but I wasn't able to open it until after I got home from picking up my race bib. I opened the box around 10PM, and without even going through it, I'm just completely stunned. I have not been able to devote the time it deserves to go through every little thing, but I wanted to be sure to let you know it's in my custody. I know I will be able to use these items, and I can't believe how much is packed in there!!! Thank you so so much for your generosity!!! I am just so thrilled! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!

piratecaptainmo on Aug 2, 2018:

Thank you so much for the awesome random envie you sent for the FS tag! It's fabulous!

ladyaries7 on Jul 16, 2018:

Thanks so much for the june wishes! Wishlist group

zurdoswifey on Jul 5, 2018:

Thank you for the envie of awesome you sent my way...I appreciate it very much but you really didnt have to ...the cards you sent for our swap were plenty =)

Have a fantastical weekend

piratecaptainmo on Jul 2, 2018:

Thank you for the fun ephemera you sent for my May wishlist! It took the scenic route to get here but finally arrived, lol.

Babsmomof5 on Jun 29, 2018:

Thank you so much for the awesome wish! I can not wait to start using Little Red!!!

simcoe54 on Jun 27, 2018:

PH: Postcard Tag - Thanks for the Jetoy cards. Great additions to my collection.
Make A Wish - June Wishes -- Thanks for the envies, used and unused postcards. I can never have enough envelopes and the postcards are great :)

anicka22 on Jun 15, 2018:

Thank you soooo much for the beautiful embossing powder samples. Looking very forward to use them . And so many pretty postcards!! Thank you very much for spoiling me so much for the june wishlist!~!

hamolla22 on Jun 11, 2018:

Thank you so much for the awesome envies and shaped paper clips and washi!! I love everything 😊❤️🌹

knitterofhats on Jun 8, 2018:

FOPS: Tag Game - Pick 2 -- Thanks for the lettersets and handmade envies which are AWESOME!!!!

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