Swap-bot Time: September 29, 2023 7:54 am


Date Joined: February 18, 2011
Last Online: September 28, 2023
Birthday: May 19, 1962
Country: Canada
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About Me

My name is Shannon and I live in the interior of British Columbia with my husband. I live in an area surrounded by glorious nature and lots of lakes, mountains and beautiful scenery.

a little more about me..

Likes: I have several likes so I will add to this list as time goes by. I love authentic vintage ephemera. Cigarette cards, bridge tally cards, old letters, ledger papers, etc. I absolutely love this stuff! Postage stamps and postal ephemera. Clear (legible) postmarks and old air mail envelopes. Vintage postcards and interesting postcards. Cool stickers, even cute ones I can send to my grandson. Painted papers, gelli plate prints, etc I love creating and swapping mail art including postcards, ATCs, rolodex cards, Decos, etc I create junk journals, art journals, altered books, omni journals and more. If its a handmade journal, I will probably like it.

Colours: I love all colours but I do gravitate towards rich jewel tones like cobalt blue and emerald or forest green. Brick red, deep yellow, etc. I also love metallics used in moderation. Purples, pinks, teals, oranges etc are all beautiful as well. I try and reach for colours that are outside my comfort zone once and while and have been pleasantly surprised more than once.

and some more...

I also do slow stitching, some quilting (especially scrappy quilts) and I love to incorporate stitch and fabric into my paper creations.

Not a fan of: Using stickers on art unless it has been fussy cut and it really adds to the piece.


*Random guitar picks for ongoing project.

*cigarette cards (love these silly things!)

*unique or vintage bookplates

*random oracle or tarot cards


I will add to this as time goes on.

A. ATCs, altered books, affirmations, art decos, art journaling, ATcoins

B. Book plates, beaches, buttons, bears, birds, blues, bats

C. Charms, chickadees, coffee, cigar bands, cigarette cards, crows, collaborations, crystals

D. Dogs, Die cuts, dragonflies

E. Envelopes, Ephemera

F. Fish images, flash cards, flying foxes, feathers, fussy cut images

G. Gerbera daisies, Great Danes, greens

H. Hearts, happy mail, homemade paper

I. Ink

J. Jack Russell terriers, Junk journals, Joss paper, journaling

K. Koalas, Keys (old)

L. Long letters, lists, ledgers (old)

M. Mail art, manatees, mandalas, Mulberry paper, mixed media

N. Notecards, napkins, Nikon

O. Oracle cards, ocean, orchids, owls, orange

P. Penguins, postal ephemera, postage stamps, puppies, photography, peacocks, pink, purple, pendulums

Q. Quilting, quotes

R. Ravens, rockhounding, Rolodex art, reds, roses

S. Stencils, stamps, stickers, stitching, singing bowls, Sunday drives, scavenger journals

T. Tarot cards


V. Vintage ephemera

W. Wombats, wind chimes


Y. Yellow

Z. Zentangles, zines


I am open to private swaps. I have a large collection of genuine ephemera and am always looking for more interesting pieces. I also have an extensive postcard collection which I am parting with. I would happily trade some postcards for things listed above.

Postage Stamps

Postage Stamps

I have a large world wide postage stamp collection which I have decided to streamline. The stamps I am looking for now include:

World Wildlife Fund stamps from anywhere

Whales, dolphins, sharks, fish and all other sealife

Penguins, bears, birds, basically any animals

Universal postal union, stamps on stamps

Stamps with foil or metallic elements

Trains, ships, lighthouses, planes, space

Singapore, Great Britain including the British Isles, etc, Canada, US, etc.

Etched or engraved

I love old stamps

There are many stamps which I like that don’t fit these categories so don’t let the list deter you from sending. I also use stamps in my art as collage fodder.

Having said all that, I am open to private swaps. Maybe I have something you are looking for??

I have a lot of stamps to trade. I am slowly working my way through my collection and selecting what I want to keep. Everything else will be traded or swapped out.

So far I am swapping out

Art on stamps,

Christmas and Easter


Some florals

Assorted countries

Hearts, etc

It’s the little things for me. I send a note with every swap. It’s my way of personalizing a swap that may not otherwise be personal. I also put a lot of effort into my swaps. I check profiles and try and send something you will like.

Hearts: I know there seems to be a lot of pressure around hearts. Up to now, Aug 31, 2023, I gave hearts sometimes because I felt pressured to do so. I decided not to do that anymore. The heart system was put in place to reward those swappers who put that extra bit of effort into a swap and if hearts are given out too freely, how do you judge that anymore? If you merely meet the requirements of the swap and nothing more, then why should you get a heart the same as someone who put in the extra effort and really made someone’s day. It’s kind of like a participation ribbon and becomes rather meaningless. Having said that, I think it’s important to have a well filled out profile so that your swap partner has a chance to earn that heart. How do they know what you like if you haven’t indicated it somewhere.


Lyndylou5 rated for MAE: Inchie Swap #2: RED on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: I love your red inchies! Thank you so much. Aren't these tiny ones super fun to make?! I was intimidated at first to try and create something so small, but now I'm really enjoying this swap. Thank you for all the extras too. Several years ago I bought some Native Element postcards at a reservation art museum that's a few hours from where I live, but I've sent them all out. So I'm thrilled to see one again! Thank you so much.
Response: I am so glad you like the inchies and the other goodies! Those postcards are so gorgeous! Thank you so much for the rating and the❤️!
DeboraCreates rated for DB ♥: Letter Rate Decos #6 on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for Emma's fun Free Theme deco and the extra notecard - I collect and use them so they are always fun to receive. Hope to see you in more deco book swaps!
Response: I am happy you will get use of the notecard! Decos have become one of my favourite swaps so yes, you should be seeing me in more! Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
Mamabemus rated for WIYM: Postage Stamp Swap #5 on Sep 24, 2023
Comment: awesome. thanks for the extra goodies. many stamps I can use
Response: Oh thats great! Happy that I sent some you can use! Thank you so much for the rating and the❤️!
JtttK rated for CPG: Sticker Bags #23 - Global on Sep 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks, I will pass it on.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
Nordmen rated for 25 used postage stamps #30 on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the beauthiful stamps , and the card ! I will give the sunflower card to my daughter too ! Thanks again and have a nice day !
Response: I am glad it arrived! Thank you for the rating (my 500th 5!) and the ❤️!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome decos
Response: Have fun adding to them! Thank you so much for the rating and the ❤️!
AnneliesV rated for Postage Stamp Bag #65 on Sep 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the rating and the ❤️!
Comment: Thank you for the stamps and de elephant pc.
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
marclively rated for EE: Ephemera A-Z #2: B on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Many thanks, Marc
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
Comment: Thanks for the letter set! I love your homemade envelope.
Response: Thanks, I am glad you like it! Enjoy the letter set! Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
user2148 rated for MMA: Inspiration Card Deck: Round 1 on Sep 20, 2023
Comment: Love the cards!! They are gorgeous and so textured! Thank you for the extra book pages 😁 everything is beautiful! ❤️
Response: I am so glad you like them! They were fun to make! Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
Comment: Thank you joining my swap and for the great papers! (●'◡'●)
Response: I am so glad you like them! Was a fun swap! Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
Comment: Oh, a blue card, my favourite colour! Thank you, it's great. When making my card I feared that it might end up a bit overcrowded with als the prompts. Your result looks so harmonic and fitting.
Response: I am glad you like it! Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
Comment: Thanks, I will work on it and send it home!
Response: You’re welcome! It’s exciting to send them home! Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
WoodlandBanshee rated for ACTS: Coin, tag or ATC on Sep 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the coin and the tag. Take care
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Comment: Love the postcard, I love the background paper.
Response: Glad you like it! Thank you for the rating and the heart!
Lolcw rated for CPG: Alphabet Treasure Hunt: Global on Sep 15, 2023
Comment: Thank you. It was fun going through each letter of alphabet!
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thanks so much for the beautiful ATC and lovely extras! They will make wonderful additions to my art.
Response: You are so welcome Terry! Enjoy! I can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks for the rating and the ❤️!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, I love the dreamy colours with all the patterns :)
Response: I am so glad you like it! I love making that kind of art… thank you for the rating and the ❤️!
Comment: Thanks for all the nice pieces, I'm excited to make a journal page with them. the black cat, black bird and tassle are the best :) But I like it all. This is a fun swap!
Response: I am so happy you like it all. Have fun making your page! It is a fun swap for sure. Thank you for the rating and the ❤️!

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user6937 on Sep 13, 2023:

Hi, Shannon your tag for Canada Only has arrived; I'll be able to use many, thank you!

MuggleMom on Aug 31, 2023:

So happy to see you in the Purple Craze group!



Rainydancer on Aug 12, 2023:

Welcome to Sunshine Swaps!

yvonne401 on Jul 16, 2023:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



MystyxMya on Feb 2, 2022:


LahDeeDah on Dec 20, 2015:

Snuggles555 on May 19, 2015:

Happy Birthday!!!! ♥

bjmonroe on Mar 19, 2015:

HelloCindi on Mar 11, 2015:

Hi Shannon,

Yes! I love miniature sheets! I actually collect those as well! How about you? Do you collect them? Take your time putting my envie together. Oh, could you PM me your new address? I was going to send you some postcards soon with new USPS stamps. xoxo

bjmonroe on Feb 20, 2015:

Good morning

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