Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2019 8:23 am


Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: August 22, 2019
Birthday: August 31
Country: Canada
Bookworm Penpals
Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only)
The Canadian Snail Mail Café

About Me

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my profile!

I'm a French Canadian woman in her early thirties, mother of a toddler, and full-time teacher.

I have been penpalling for many years and, 3 years ago, I discovered the joy of swapping! I just love preparing something for someone I don't know and knowing it will brighten their day. Even if a swap is sender's choice, I often take a look at my partner's profile to make sure I don't send something they don't like. I can't always accommodate, but I try as much as possible.

I take my swaps very seriously. That means that I always send on time. I actually go out of my way to send on time. Lost mail happens more often than we think! That's why I would prefer you contact me first and offer me a chance to re-send before rating me a 1.

For my likes and dislikes, see the sections below.

Happy swapping!

Favorite Books

I'm a real bookworm! Thrillers and crime novels are my go-to genres. But really, if the summary of a book sounds interesting, I will give it a try. I do tend to stay away from books with demons and vampires though. Just not my thing!

Favorite Television

I watch a lot of French Canadian shows. However, other series I enjoy are How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Fuller House, Castle, and Bones. I also like Sugar Rush on Netflix!

Favorite Crafts

I love paper crafting! Pocket letters (full and mini) and ATCs are my go-to crafts. I also do the occasional flipbooks when I have enough free time.

I do cross stitching in the fall and in the winter. I have a lot of unfinished projects in the basement that I'm looking forward to getting back into this fall!

I occasionally do some adult coloring as well.

Swaps - Likes

Looking for inspiration on what to send me? Here are things I would love to receive:

  • Touristic postcards from your country or area
  • Magnets (touristic)
  • Embellishments/die cuts for paper crafting
  • Blank notecards (with envelope)
  • Anything Harry Potter (especially Hufflepuff, my House)

Here are other things I like to receive but have enough of at the moment (however, I won't say no to them if you decide to send lol):

  • Sticker sheets
  • Washi tape (ADDICTED!)
  • Bookmarks
  • Small journals
  • Handmade envelopes

Swaps - Dislikes

I'm usually not picky when it comes to swaps, but here are 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 or related to politics.
  • Though I like to color, I don't like receiving coloring pages. Got too many coloring books at home!

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.), planner stickers

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

Facebook Groups

On top of swapping here on Swap-Bot, I also admin a few Facebook penpalling groups. Come take a look and join if you are interested!

You can find the links at the top of my profile!

The Canadian Snail Mail Café - A pen pal group for Canadian residents. We also have weekly wishes, tags, and giveaways!

Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only 18+) - A safe Facebook group for women to find penpals worldwide. What makes us different is that we only accept members who are looking for penpals anywhere. Country specific posts (like UK only, or Canada only) are not accepted.

Bookworm Penpals - This group is still rather small, but it has started to grow. It is a penpal group for women who also LOVE to read! Join us and share your passion of reading with other members!


2bneat rated for Only in Canada: Mini Pocket Letter on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for hosting this swap and for the cute pocket letter. I appreciate the address labels and goodies you sent along too, Take good care.....
Janevey rated for Bookworm Corner: July 2019 on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your list of read books!
Comment: Thank you. So cute.
madebymilla rated for Bookworm Corner: July 2019 on Aug 15, 2019
Bookaunt rated for Bookworm Corner: July 2019 on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the email. I will be checking out the books you sent.
jessnewson98 rated for Bookworm Corner: July 2019 on Aug 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the email for this! I've added all the books to my list to check out and I am keen! Have an awesome week!
kelliegirl6 rated for ESG: Scattergories Email Swap on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Heart for effort, because these ARE hard! Lol! You did well! ⭐️
Sweetrose0706 rated for First & Last Lines No. 12 on Aug 12, 2019
Rithinking77 rated for ESG: Scattergories Email Swap on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Such creative answers thanks so much! I will be checking out your book recommendation!
Response: That swap was much harder than I thought! And you had an "easy" letter (r). My other partner had "k". I still managed to do it! :-)
paleyellowstar rated for First and Last Lines no. 14 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Wuthering Heights, always a classic. Thanks for the cool postcard!
Response: Sorry I had to write so small. I didn't expect the last sentence of the book to be so long! lol
dorcii rated for Bookworm Corner: July 2019 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: You made a good job with reading and also with writing this lovely email! Thanks a lot!
petaluda rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #8 on Aug 8, 2019
Comment: I am very sorry for the late rating .I loved your answers ,especially the one about your daughter’s laughing as your favorite sound and the outings during the summertime with your babysitter as your favorite memory from childhood 💐
KSENiA rated for All About Summer - Email Swap on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Lisamarieforge rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #9 on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks for doing so quickly. I really enjoyed reading your answers :)
FurPotato rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #9 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Great answers! I don't mind your preference for tall people, but the pineapple on pizza? That's offensive lol
Comment: Hugsie86 I enjoyed reading about your summer days.
smadronia rated for CL: Word Search! on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I love Roald Dahl
TellaTar rated for All About Summer - Email Swap on Aug 3, 2019
Comment: I loved reading about all of your daughters' adventures! Sounds like she had a very fulfilling summer. I couldn't help but smile the whole time I read it.
Comment: Thank you for the nice patterned card.
mb58ca rated for Pick 3 - July on Jul 29, 2019
Comment: Valerie, thanks for the goodies. I direly needed labels ;) Beautifully done. Thanks!

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


CurlyTea on Aug 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

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.

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