Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2018 3:33 pm


Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: May 22, 2018
Birthday: August 31
Country: Canada
Bookworm Penpals
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The Canadian Coast to Coast Penpal Café

About Me

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my profile! I'm a French Canadian girl in her early thirties (yikes!). I'm also fluent in English, and can understand Spanish and Italian. I really love learning new languages and wish I had the time and energy to learn them all! The next two languages I want to learn are Danish (I know a little bit) and German.

I've had many changed in my life in 2017-2018. My first child, a baby girl, was born in March of 2018.

I took a long hiatus from Swap-Bot, but now I am back and loving it more than ever! I just love preparing something for someone I don't know and knowing it will brighten their day. I take my swaps very seriously, I always send on time, and it is why I would prefer you contact me and give me a chance to re-send if something gets lost in the mail before rating.

I have a large variety of interests which include (but are not limited to) reading, paper crafting, bullet journaling, computer/video games, and writing letters/novels.

I love participating in any kind of swaps, but type 1s and 2s are my favorite. I host many swaps here on Swap-Bot, but also in my Facebook groups (pen pal groups). (See above for more details). I also have a blog where I review books and I write a newsletter for one of my groups.

In 2018, I hope to develop my skills in art journals and ATCs. I love the feeling of freedom that comes with creating something out of nothing!

Favorite Books

I'll read anything that catches and holds my attention. My preferred genres are thrillers, crime novels, chick lit, and non-fiction (self help and autobiographies).

Some of my favorite authors:

Louise Jensen, Karen Clarke, Kathy Reichs, Ken Follett, Camilla Lackberg, Dan Brown, Amelie Dubois, and L.M. Montgomery.

Favorite Television

Netflix is my best friend and so is the French Canadian version of it tou.tv. I mainly watch sitcoms, game shows, reality shows, and paranormal shows.

Sitcoms: How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, Full House, Fuller House, Friends, 2 Broke Girls, Scrubs, One Day at a Time

Other shows: Castle, Bones, Ghost Hunters, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Gilmore Girls,

For your French Canadians: Les beaux malaises, Radio Enfer, District 31, and shows with Patrice L'Écuyer or Véronique Cloutier.

Favorite Crafts

I love making pcoket letters and flipbooks. I sometimes dabble in scrapbooking, but I find it too time-consuming and I never have enough time to finish my projects.

I also like to cross stitch. Again, I rarely finish any projects. I've got about 5 on-going projects at the moment.

My goals for 2018 are art journals, ATCs, and junk journaling.

Swaps - Likes

  • Stickers
  • Touristic postcards (but other kinds are okay too)
  • Washi tape (ADDICTED!)
  • Magnets (touristic)
  • Bookmarks
  • Tea bags (please don't send at the moment, since I am breastfeeding)
  • Embellishments/die cuts for paper crafting
  • Anything Harry Potter
  • Planner stickers
  • Small journals
  • Blank notecards
  • Handmade envelopes

Swaps - Dislikes

There aren't many things I don't like to receive. Here is a small list of things I would prefer not to receive:

  • Nothing violent (against any living creature)
  • Nothing with spiders (my phobia)
  • Nothing religious. Spiritual and/or paranormal is fine.
  • Nothing erotic/nude
  • Nothing related to politics.
  • Though I like to color, I don't like receiving coloring pages. Got too many coloring books at home!

Swaps - Misc.

I am opened to doing private swaps, especially if you are new to Swap-Bot and have been banned from my swaps because of it. You need to be committed though.

I'd be interested in doing easy swaps like postcards, washi samples, and loose stickers.

Stickers & Washi

I thought these deserved a section of their own. My wishes are just that... wishes. No obligation to send!

Stickers (likes): dolphins, butterflies, owls, and frogs

Stickers (dislikes): Disney, religious, children stickers (ie Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc.)

Washi samples: LOVE all kinds, but right now I am looking for either skinny samples or themed samples (ie books, dolphins, butterflies, etc.).


Comment: Thank you! :)
CatnipInvader rated for Pinterest - Asian Country #3 on May 22, 2018
Zander rated for Only in Canada: Fan of Washi on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank You for the Washi tapes
mpontalba rated for You've Got Mail #2 on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the letter and stickers!
Comment: Thanks for the sweet pocket letter ~ I love green, and flowers, and the tea sounds great! Thank you for making this swap. Looking forward to another.
nyxluna rated for Only in Canada: Fan of Washi on May 17, 2018
Comment: thank you for all the cute washi samples, dog one is cute and i like the arrows :)
Comment: Thank you! That is so cool that you listed all of that french music as well, Im so excited to listen to them all! (Ive already started and already love it!) Thank you!
katmandu rated for Pinterest - Asian Country #3 on May 16, 2018
Comment: Loved the pins you posted of Cambodia. I always love looking at pics of Angkor and these were fabulous. And I can't wait to try the Lemon Grass Chicken, looks yummy and I love lemon grass.
Comment: I particularly liked the inclusion of songs in French. Thank you for Pierre Bachelet, Le Cowboys Fringants and Daniel Lavoie en particulier. :0)
Comment: Great list! Thanks for sending
Leftie rated for Pinterest - European Country #2 on May 15, 2018
Comment: 😀 I enjoyed your board on Romania!😀😀😀😀
Comment: Thank you loved it all
shellyc rated for Happy Mail, Yay! #21 on May 14, 2018
Comment: Hi Valerie, I'm so sorry I noted having rated this swap on 22 Feb but couldn't find it (thanks for info from the host) and now I'm here again... I've received your swap back in Feb and have enjoyed the items you sent, thank you very much! :D
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list, I jammed to a lot of Avril Lavigne, and these songs took me back a bit.
ladybug513 rated for You've Got Mail #2 on May 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter and stickers :)
draco rated for Pinterest - European Country #2 on May 12, 2018
Comment: thank you for the great board
smadronia rated for CL: April Reading Log - Electronic on May 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your log! The Beachside Sweet Shop sounds interesting, especially in that it doesn't sound silly, like a lot of chick lit can be. Also, seems pretty timely.
Wildchild rated for Pinterest - Asian Country #2 on May 11, 2018
Bhindblueeyes rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your email.

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Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #12 (huge apologies - i am late!)

Those who look only to the past and present Will sure miss their future

J f kennedy

adaywithmom on Mar 1, 2018:

Profile Quote #12 From: April - (adaywithmom)

"Be strong you never know who you are inspiring." -unknown

Have a great day! 😊 April

ncnurse04 on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Happiness in a nutshell. Who knew? Nice to meet you! Michelle

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

krissyhead1990 on Feb 28, 2018:

For > Profile Quote 12

Here is one of my favorite (and true!) travel quotes... I hope you are inspired to travel as much as I am.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block


bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

WritersSoul on Feb 27, 2018:

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Mark Twain

...well said...I like a man that's honest and crafty

Profile Quote #11

thebeholder on Feb 27, 2018:

"The Mad Hatter: Have I gone mad? Alice: I"m afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are."

-Alice in Wonderland Profile Quote #11

MidsummerDream on Feb 27, 2018:

“We’re all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”— The Doctor, Doctor Who

Profile Quote #11

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