Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 1:41 pm


Date Joined: April 20, 2021
Last Online: February 4, 2023
Birthday: October 24
Country: Canada
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About Me

Hello from the We(s)t Coast of Canada! I live here with my husband, 5 kids and 3 cats and am, what you call, indoorsy (despite living by the ocean and the mountains). I love writing, creating, reading, napping, drinking tea, and listening to music and dancing in my living room. :) My favourite things to do is to make cards and send snail mail! I have been penpal'ing for years in the traditional sense (writing long letters) and find an absurd amount of happiness sending things! I am a positive encouraging person who loves to make people smile! :)

**my daughter has an account as well and we live together, so if you come across both of us and wonder about the same addresses, that is why! She and I are similar, but you will quickly see we have different styles and crafting skills! :)

Favorite Crafts

I love papercrafts and am a cardmaker (my favourites are working with rubber stamps, water colouring, and heat embossing ...see my IG page listed above) @tHartInk

Journaling is another favourite of mine ---traditional writing as well as travel books -- I like learning new styles and techniques.


My favourite book is Pride & Prejudice. I also love historical fiction (love Liz Curtis Higgs & T.L.Higley). And fantasy (like Chronicels of Narnia and Donita K. Paul)

my favourite movies are Disney's Beauty & the Beast (animated and the live action) and Pride & Prejudice (2005). I also love Anne of Green Gables, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Princess Bride, Sherlock Holmes, LOTR & the Hobbit.

I don't watch TV. Except for hockey -- when I can find a game and it's not too crazy loud at home. I'm a Canucks fan.

Music is the most important thing to me (besides snail mail!!!) I love listening to CityAlight, Sovereign Grace, Crowder, Sarah Sparks, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Tommee Profitt, old skool Newsboys and any music that has a strong beat and makes me move.


To be honest, I don't have a lot of dislikes and am not picky. Receiving mail is fun so don't stress! Whatever I don't use, I pass on.

Things that make me happy: (in no particular order)

*tea (white, herbal, earl grey)

*washi (the traditional kind not decorative tape)

*buttons (with pins-- not the kind you sew with!)



*heart shaped things


*black licorice

*cats (don't hate me but I'm not a dog person at all, even though they're cute, lol)


*vintage papers (even faux handmade vintagey)

*glittery/shiney things

*stickers (not kid ones or planner stickers though)

*Bible verses and quotes



*crochet ribbon & paper doilies

*Canadiana stuff (eg: Roots, old HBC)

*little pockets/envelopes for journals (like glassine)

*gnomes, faeries and cottagecore

*Classic Winnie the Pooh

*homesteading (I dream of having my own small farm!) gardening, herbal medicines, apothocary, husbandry, self sufficient living, old wives tales


My favourite colour is yellow followed by grey, orange, and green.

If you speak a different language other than English, I would love to learn a word or phrase! Tell me about traditions or what it's like where you live! I love learning about other cultures and families!

I don't like vanilla or heavily scented things, horror stuff, witchcraft or ants.


fbresnah rated for Flower Notecard - Global 🌸 on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and extras. I love what you wrote. We need to enjoy the simple things in life!
mejulia rated for CPG: Flower Notecard - Global 🌸 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Loved your note, Greetings from the windy part of the coast.
Response: <3
JanHardt rated for YTPC: Waxed Paper Flowers on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: The waxed paper flowers are beautiful. I love the buttons you used for the centers. Thank you for the extra goodies you sent along. Excellent swap!
Response: I'm so glad! I had a lot of fun making them! :) <3
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your books. Thank you for sending and thank you for the extra postcards! I love Mary Jane's Farm magazine!
Response: <3
blubutterfly rated for WIYM: New Year's Card Swap on Dec 27, 2022
Comment: Thank-you for the lovely card (did you make it yourself?!) and note. Can’t wait to use my confetti 🎉 Hope your son hears back soon and get his first pick, and that all of you had a wonderful holiday:) May the new year bring good health, good weather & happy mail!!
Response: yes, i did make it, thanks. :) Have a wonderful and safe Holidays!! <3
CherryBlossomLady rated for Christmas card exchange on Dec 26, 2022
Comment: Merry Christmas and HNY 2023!
Response: Have a safe and wonderful Christmas Holiday Season <3
myancey rated for Christmas card exchange on Dec 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you so so much for the beautiful card and tea. Merry Christmas to u and yours
Response: I'm so glad it arrived in time! Have a wonderful Christmas! <3
Comment: Thanks so much! Cant wait to rea the book :D
Response: woohoo, I'm so glad it's something you like! <3 :)
CrystalZ rated for CS: Tag Time on Dec 10, 2022
Comment: Very cute tags and great idea to use scraps to make the trees...who doesn't have a bajillion scraps?! With the 3x3 pieces you included I will be making mini notecards/flip open tags like you had planned as they are a great size for that :)
Response: So glad you liked them and can use the extras! :)
Comment: Thank you for the note & beautiful notecards! The hand-warmers will come in handy! I've never been to BC but I love Seattle. Enjoy the rainy weather! I am not a big fan of the snow but it is what it is. :)
Response: I imagine having snow all of the time would get OLD fast!! We got some and now it's basically all washed away by rain and we are happy. :) Have a wonderful Christmas season!
ddoherty6138 rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Dec 7, 2022
Comment: Lori-Anne - Thank you for the Advent cards to make. I am really looking forward to opening them all. D
Response: I just finished making yours --- I can't wait to do one a day. haha. <3 This was fun!
Comment: Thank you, Lori Anne, for this swap you sent this past Summer. I was away for the Summer and so am very late rating, but I had mail in a basket so that I wouldn't forget to rate when I got back. I hope you agree "better late than never". 😊 I love the shades of purple handmade cards you sent and yes, that scrap paper book is amazingly made and I can definitely use it. Thank you for passing it along to me! I loved reading your note too. It was so personal and obvious you read my profile. Thank you! I will definitely check out Liz Curtis Higgs Scottish series. I've read her before but I think it was one about the women of the Bible? It's been awhile. But definitely will check out that book series you enjoy. Thank you again for a great swap!♥️... Karla, 12/6/22
Response: Thanks so much for rating me! :) I hope that you had a wonderful summer and that you are starting to get into the Christmas season! Yes, Liz Curtis Higgs has written a few books on women in the Bible and they're good too! Happy reading! Merry Christmas! <3
user6937 rated for Private Rolo Swap on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Guess what came today?! Sorry I forgot to put that plastic bit back on the rolo when I finished it; saw it on the table after I'd sent. Are the flying birds the front? Sig should be on the back, but other than that, you made a beautiful rolo, thank you (and, yes, I still like Art by Marlene). :)
Response: oh no, hahaha, i had a feeling I did it backwards! Yes, the flying birds are the front. *face palm* Thanks for letting me make my first rolo attempt with you! I now have yours to guide me for our next swap! <3
explore rated for CPG Just a Note #16 - Global on Dec 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your handmade notecard and bookmark. I have sold on eBay and etsy for several years but the competition is fierce and it is hard to get your products visible in search results. But selling on Amazon is way worse. Selling online is tough. Anyway I think teaching cardmaking classes would be more fun 😂
Response: thanks for sharing --- it really is a saturated market, isn't it? But we persist! :)
mrsD rated for It's All in the Bag on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: thanks for the fun swap!
Response: <3
2bneat rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: I am having so much fun with this Advent Calendar. Every evening I make a cup of tea and grab a card kit to put together. It's quick, easy and no stress, no mess. The perfect December crafting. Thanks for participating and for your card kits.
Response: I thought this was such a fun swap too! I wasn't able to hold out on making them one a day though... lol
Comment: Thank you so much! The snowflake was a lovely touch!
Response: you're welcome! <3
CrystalZ rated for CS: Handmade Christmas Cards 2022 on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful snowflake card! It will be going up as soon as I decorate for Christmas...so hopefully this weekend :) Thank you for the extras as well!
Response: It's feeling more Christmas-y with this snow, eh? :) stay safe!! and happy decorating. :)
CrystalZ rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the 3 card kits! I like the sketches you went with and the different paper choices you made...especially the slimline one. The cat one is funny though lol. Looking forward to making all 3!
Response: I"m so glad you liked that cat one!!! haha I had fun with these kits! :)

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explore on Dec 24, 2022:

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

djcamp04 on Jun 19, 2022:

Just checked out your IG. OMG! Your cards are gorgeous. You do amazing art. ❤️ So far the sunflower card is my favorite. 😍. Thanks for joining the baggie swap.

JKartstuff on Feb 28, 2022:

Thank you so much for the surprise happy mail!! (Random Happy mail Giveaway #2)You are so sweet! I can definitely use all the supplies you sent.

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:


lrm1980 on Oct 30, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful sympathy card. It was so thoughtful, and I am lucky to call you a friend! <3

yvonne401 on Jul 15, 2021:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



kelseyn3478 on May 21, 2021:

How could I have forgotten to thank you for the absolutely gorgeous watercolor that you sent me!? It is so adorable with sunflowers and bees. How did you know? I love yellow! You are such a sweet person. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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