Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2017 12:03 pm


Date Joined: August 21, 2016
Last Online: June 25, 2017
Birthday: September 7, 1969
Country: Canada

About Me

Hi! I am changing my mailing address soon, but will 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 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.......


Fabileny rated for Blind Envelope - Interntional #5 on Jun 20, 2017
Comment: Hi! thank you for the lovely swap! I loved everything, specially the notecards with envelopes and the stickers, of course. Thanks! Hugs from Brazil :)
Response: Thanks for the Hugs from Brazil! Would love to visit one day... and also thank you for the Heart! Very Happy!
LouiseW rated for Represent the country 2 on Jun 14, 2017
Comment: Many thanks for a wonderful parcel. I love everything and you put so much thought and effort, best wishes :) and extra stars
Response: Wow, that got to you super fast! I am so happy that you liked everything. Thank you for the Heart! D
Jenicat rated for 30 Loose Stickers #2 on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the cute variety of stickers and extras. I love the envelope and stamps too 💜
Response: Glad you liked! Thank you for the Hearts!!
Suus rated for Let's share happiness swap on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the letter and the goodies:).
Response: Glad you got it! Be Happy!!
widelo123 rated for anything map on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: Diane, t hank you for the maps, notecard and the wonderful beads. I will put these to good use. I understand and read Polish, so I know what you said but I cannot speak it, my tongue keeps getting in the way. Good day and goodbye, Shirley
Response: Oh Shirley, I know, Polish is such a DIFFICULT language! Wish I could speak it. Glad you liked anything map, and thank you for the Heart! Dziękuję!!
FelinaSP rated for Multi Multiview PC Swap #15 on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful postcard of Germany that you sent me, besides, the washi was very nice, and very ingenious how to send it on a postcard, I had not thought of it, you are great! Greetings from Chile!
Response: Thank you! and for the Heart too :}
Artistic rated for A Gift a Month may on May 26, 2017
Comment: I love it! Thank you. And thanks for remembering Mom.
Response: All the best to you and your Mom :) Take good care!
LadySunshine rated for challenge for everyone APRIL on May 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Your Welcome!
CINDYAC rated for June Tea Swap on May 24, 2017
Response: Thank you for the Heart :)
knitterofhats rated for Handmade with Love on May 17, 2017
Comment: Diane - your lovely items arrived today. I love the bike, bracelet and book mark all with the biking theme. The extra bike ribbon is fabulous. Thanks a million for a wonderful package!
Response: Hello Amy, So glad you got my package, and very happy that you liked it. The ribbon is really great! Thank you for the Heart, and All the Best to You and your Family! Diane
WicKeDGlitTEr rated for Interest me No. 46 on May 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card and rhinestones! The book looks interesting thank you
Response: Hi! Wanted to make your life glitter regardless of the interest in the book! Thank you for the Heart!!
Larina rated for Postcard Swap -Dogs on May 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard!
Response: Thanks for the Heart :)
Beckstar rated for Suprise postcard swap #8 on May 15, 2017
Comment: Thankyou! Loved them xxx
Response: Thank You for the Heart!
karunamichell rated for ✿ Flower Power on May 14, 2017
Comment: Oh my, Diane! That bracelet is absolutely beautiful!! What an awesome surprise- I would give you a dozen hearts if I could!
Response: Hay Thanks, it was fun to make...hope it's fun to use :) Thank you for the 'dozen hearts' too ;}
Foxceelox rated for Paper Destash May 2017 on May 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love it all! 😍
Response: Your Welcome! and Thank You for the Heart! Good Day, Diane
Typicalfemale rated for Suprise postcard swap #8 on May 12, 2017
Comment: I love the postcards. Eben the stickers. thanks so much. I'll be sending you a thank you postcard soon
Response: Awww! Thank you so much for the kind words:) and Thank you for the Heart too!!
acusatis rated for Paper Destash May 2017 on May 11, 2017
Comment: This package was fantastic!!! All the way down to the pretty stamps. Thank you so very much for all the goodies!
Response: Yippie!! I am always so Happy and relieved when my packets arrive, Thank you for the Heart! I am so glad you liked it!!
tigerlily2110 rated for Interest me No. 46 on May 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bright butterfly, and the note.
Response: I love butterflies too :) Thanks for the Heart!
mandigutterrose rated for Flag Postcard Swap March on May 5, 2017
Response: Thank you for the Heart!
heliogal rated for WATER Themed Postcard Swap #2 on May 3, 2017
Comment: WOW! What an amazing swap! Your pocket came through the mail great and was so ingenious! I think I might have to steal your idea.I love the postcard of Niagara Falls, I would love to visit it sometime. As a Californian its hard to imagine so much flowing water! It was so fun to look through the tourist map also, I didn't know that there was so many attractions and such. Thank you so much for sharing a part of your world with me in such a fun and thoughtful way. What a joy to get!!
Response: Hello! and Thank You for the Heart!! Please do steal my idea, it makes a postcard extra special. I have spent a few summers in Cali, and know the drought situation there. When you visit Niagara one day, you will see the immense power of water, in a civilized way, from above and behind a secure fence LOL. Though you could try a trip on the Maid of the Mist. All the Best! Diane

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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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