Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 1:23 pm


Date Joined: August 21, 2016
Last Online: August 22, 2017
Birthday: September 7, 1969
Country: Canada

About Me

UPDATE With apologies, I have been alerted that I have unknowingly fowled up the data entry of my address within the Swap-Bot profile edit screen. Please note my full new address as stated below:

Hi! I have just changed my mailing address to 711 Soudan Avenue Toronto, ON M4S-1X7 CANADA, but still have access to the old one at 660 Eglinton Avenue East for a while. If you see a discrepancy, this is why.

Before I begin my about me, I just wanted to mention that I try my best to send out all Swaps within days of the assigned partners date. I might delay because I try to aspire to my partners profile, and send extras if possible. I always commit to my Swap partner, and will send out the goods. Also, on the receiving end, I always rate the day I receive swaps.

I have been on SwapBot for several months now, and have been flaked on by a few people, and I know how disappointing that feels. (I have been flaked on by two co-ordinators too!) I have also been angeled once, and really appreciate the commitment and kind gesture of the many responsible co-ordinators, and the risk they take by honoring others the trust and privilege.....

Now about me: I am a close to 50 year old Canadian born female, living with my partner/love of my life (Nick) in downtown Toronto, Ontario. We work together in Real Estate.

I have been fortunate to recently have changed occupations and lifestyle, and so now have a complete turnaround in life. I have a little more time to spend on "make happy projects", and so have begun my quest to try Swap-bot.

I am a happy personality that loves art and adventure. Art for me, is anything that captures the soul and creates an unforgettable experience through visual, audible or tactile methods. Adventure for me. is any out of ordinary events, whether it be spending some time outdoors (away from the abode), or having a really great day at home, doing what ever.

I love hand made cards and other creations, and if inspired, make them too. I have started making jewelry, and am contemplating an Etsy store (TBA). I love glass, and glass art, painting on glass, mouth blown glass, and favour all thing by Chihuly. I also love painting and drawing, and have graduated within the frivolous field of fine arts.

I enjoy beautiful things, like botanical prints, flowers, handmade papers, soap, stationary, stickers, post cards and anything that is visually complex and pleasing. I love colours and dimensional perspective in art, alternately, love quaint and charming graphics.

I love gardening, and growing vegetables and flowers, and exotic plants. I also like terrariums, as they keep the outdoors feeling going during our long cold Canadian winters.

I also love baking and cooking, and would love to one day have a quality chef's kitchen with lots
of bells and whistles. Our family loves bread, and due to my baking addiction, we haven't bought many baked things this year, as I finally have mastered bread baking.

I own two smaller dogs, as I have no children, I treat these as my babies. They are spoiled, and I am happy to do so. We walk, play and spend almost every hour of the day with each other, as mostly, I work at home. They are just great to be with. They love squeaky toys made by KONG and small rubber balls made by JW Pets. They love ripping the guts out of various stuffies too.

I love receiving snail mail with beautiful postage, and love being acquainted with interesting people from all over the world.

Favorite Crafts

Jewelry making, painting, drawing, photography, decoupage, scrap booking, memory/shadow box picture frames making.

Music, Books, TV shows, Movies

I love all kinds of music, but Jazz and Blues, Reggae, and Salsa make me happy (70's and 80's music too, embarrassingly). I also like Heavy Metal...

I like to read books that are of art and alchemy. Cooking, paper crafts, jewelry making, travel and cultural books are adored. I more so like books that have illustrations and photos, magazines suit me well too (except some adverts).

I love watching crime shows on TV, like Criminal Minds and CSI, but also enjoy, Big Bang Theory and Two Broke Girls, and the news. Always the news.

Movies, I like those which are thought provoking, biographical, documentary, romantic, comical and adventurous...don't have any favourites.

About Me

If you have read this far, thank you, I hope I am getting to the point of what a Swapbotter's profile page should be.

I hope to receive various stationary items, maps, seeds, international news papers, clippings, magazines, souvenirs and handicraft items. Sheet music for piano would also be appreciated, along with basic foreign language study books. I am not fussy, and trust the judgement of my fellow Swapbotters.

I also like anything unusual, creative and one of a kind.

I collect stamps, coins, maps, vintage epherma, indigenous art, antique picture frames, tea cups (especially made in Japan/occupied Japan), antique furniture.....

I spend time making gifts for friends, whether from scratch, or personalising found objects. I believe in recycling, and being ethical in all ways, so I buy second hand/thrift store/vintage goods, and use reclaimed materials for some projects, by re-using, re-purposing, or re-inventing items.


As for food, I enjoy all kinds of snacks, sweet and salty. I am a sucker for fine chocolate, and will dance for you to get it! I love coffee and tea, but the caffeinated kinds, and usually unflavoured.

I love baking, as prior mentioned, and enjoy creating cakes and pastries, breads and other concoctions.

Favourite flavours for me are quite simply citrus (lemons especially), raspberry, blueberry, coffee, vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate.

Complex tastes I like are: Perilla, Oregano, Fennel, Thyme, Sage, Coriander, Basil, Lavender.

We regularly cook and eat Indian, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese. Anything vegetarian oriented. Also, comfort foods, like Mac 'n Cheese, Stew... We don't believe in eating animals, with the exception of chicken and fish.

I could just go on.......


Momskii rated for Unused greeting cards on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: thanks so much for everything
Response: Your Welcome, and Thank You for the Heart!
CariahCreates rated for Unused greeting cards on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all of the cute cards!
Response: Thank you! and for the Heart too !!
EllieBeth8 rated for Fridge magnet and postcard #7 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great swap!!! It was all fantastic!! My hubby is from Toronto so he'll get a kick out of the Rob Ford Magnet! haha Thanks again and have a great day!! Shelley
Response: How perfect! It's a collectible - RIP Rob! Thank you for the Heart!
aspens rated for CPG: I don't like it on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: HAHA, at first, when I saw your card I thought, aw how nice, someone from Poland sent me a postcard. Then I, ya know, read it, and then started getting physically uneasy at the bizarre sprayed edges. Yikes....I don't like it either.
Response: Ya, das is nicht so gut, sorry...I'm happy you don't like it (lol), success. A much better one for the next time! Promise!! Thank you for the Heart :D
Comment: Wow this is the coolest swap EVER! Thank you Diane!! I LOVE the effort you put into these cards you made just for me! These are the best kinds of postcards because they go right into my PLACES I WANNA GO book of postcards! Now I gotta go to Fort Erie!! GOTTA GO THERE So many cool things right there in that area! I love these cards! I will treasure them ALL!! I got #2 and #3 today and I am guessing that #1 will be in tomorrows post! Thank you again for this fantastic swap! I would give you 100 hearts if it was possible!
Response: Oh My, #2 and #3 first?! I've been foiled by the post office... but I am happy you got 2 of three (so far), AND that you LIKE!!! Thank you for the Heart(s)!!! See you in Fort Erie :D
Lady rated for Chunk O Cardboard Intl - Aug 2017 on Aug 13, 2017
Comment: very clever "chunk", thank you. I won't give away your secret here ;)
Response: Thank you :D
JaneInSD rated for Letters of the World.....July 2017 on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: I'm so sorry that it took me so long to rate you. I've been working 10-12 hour days/ 7 days a week for the last 6 weeks and things have been crazy!! Thank you for your letter and the booklet! It is so creative and I really enjoyed reading it. The extras are adorable as well! I will write you back this weekend! I'm so relieved to finally get my life back after working such crazy hours. :-)
Response: Thank you for the rating and for the Heart! Been there with the long hours, and the 7 day thing, so no worries. I am happy that you'll get back to a regular schedule, and look forward to your reply! Be well.
porpie5 rated for Transport Postcard Swap #1 on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: How cool! I am really impressed with the Beatles washi tape! haha And the clever way you thought to put it on a postcard! Wow! Thanks for the postcard - you did a lot of extra work on it - the Canadian flag, the weather, the USA stars and bars! Thanks so much! YOU ROCK!
Response: Haha! I am so pleased you liked my way of making a postcard FUN! YOU ROCK for giving me a Heart!!! Thank you back :}
Comment: Such a delightful envelope and even a decorated note! I like the variety of postcards you chose and thank you so much for the Mary E paper doll set - have never seen that and love it!
Response: Thank you for the Heart! and enjoy the paper goods :}
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard! And you're so clever with the way you send extras! Thank you!
Response: Make my day! Thank you for the nice comment, and for the heart.
marlak2008 rated for CPG: I don't like it on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and your lovely note! I can't wait to make the beer bread from the recipe you sent!
Response: Yay!! Enjoy, and there'll be beer left to drink too :} Thanks for the Heart.
Comment: Thanks, dear! Sending your reply out in a few days! :)
Response: Thanks to you too! and for the Heart.
marciagodin rated for ✿ Flower Power on Jul 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your mail. I liked everything. Thank you.
Response: Wow, finally. Very glad you got it. Thank you for the Heart!!!
Lexidh rated for QUICK 20 glass beads swap #19 on Jul 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much, I love them all =)
Response: Hi! Glad you got them OK and you like them. Thank you for the Heart!! Be well...=D
Maggiesmother rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #3 on Jul 23, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards in my favorite color - purple. I love the Red Hat stickers. I just went to Red Hat luncheon last Monday. Lots of fun. Happy swapping, Linda
Response: What a great organization - Red Hatters Matter!!! Thank you for the Heart!
wooperton rated for Letters of the World.....July 2017 on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: Diane thank you for your lovely letter and cool package- it was a delight to receive and read !! I will write back soon 😊 Xxxx
Response: Thanks, I am happy you enjoyed it...and thank you for the Heart too!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely enveloppe
Response: You're welcome, and hope you liked the 2014 Canada Post Permanent Issue (P) Christmas stamp.
AIZYAHT rated for Letters of the World.....July 2017 on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the letters and extra things, I love the pressed flowers, but the leaves you sent are my favorite thank you they're so beautiful
Response: Right off of my tree into your creations! Thank you for the Heart, and I am very pleased you liked them!
Monastelar rated for Postcard swap roulette intl on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely Pc and washitape!!! Greetings from Chile
Response: Oh Good, you got it! Sorry about the first one gone missing.... (someone's enjoyed it). Glad you like it! Thank you for the Heart.
aspens rated for postcard hoarders #3 on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: What a swap!! Man, I love everything you sent. Really, the postcards are beautiful & I am so excited to add them to my stash. And that was so thoughtful of you to send an article about Italy's lakes! I'm taking it to work tomorrow to read at my desk. Thank you, Diane!
Response: Hope you enjoy the article, it's from a Toronto magazine called "Panoram Italia", I love reading it. Glad you enjoyed everything, and Thank You for the Heart!!!

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dakotadee on May 10, 2017:

The ATC 2 way swap you created is alsome! I can't believe what you created with the bits and pieces I sent.You have the eye of a great artist. If you can tell...I love it!

myancey on Apr 19, 2017:

Hey hon. Have u rcvd the sunrise sunset 🌅 pc I sent u on the 4th? I would love to archive this swap. Thanks.

abbyaguas on Apr 9, 2017:

Oh wait, it's Alberta.. HIHI

I hope I can visit Canada someday.

Cheers, Abigail

abbyaguas on Apr 9, 2017:

Dear Tita Diane,

I just want to thank you so much for having me as an unassigned partner in the Postcard Roulette Swap Int'l 🐶

My auntie lives in Canada. She's in Alnerta

paraxparaxnoia on Mar 17, 2017:

I'm happy to have made a crappy day even a bit better, I hope it gets better :) haha, my username is actually derived from a misheard tong lyrics but somehow it stuck :D and hey, reading your profile I say hello from another foodie♡ノーラより

Spiritfree on Feb 23, 2017:

Hi Onibah3, thanks so much for that wonderful postcard for the unassighned partner in the Postcard Roulette, Cheers!

myancey on Feb 23, 2017:

Thank you so much for the unassigned postcard roulette swap! I love Winnie the Pooh and love the sticker and postage stamp. Thank u so much! Have a good day!

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