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Date Joined: January 20, 2015
Last Online: March 19, 2018
Birthday: January 15
Country: Canada
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About Me

*Note : We moved! Please contact me for updated address if sending me something outside of a swap :)

Helloo! My name is Shannon and I am a late-twenties Canadian Mrs, and mommy to a beautiful, clever little girl! I am happily married to a wonderful sweet Belgian man who thinks my love for pens, paper, stickers and snailmail is adorably Dorky.

We live on a small farm and practice a mild homesteading lifestyle. Life gets busy sometimes, and even more so since our wee one arrived, so there are often gaps in my swapping activities. I swap when I feel I have time to commit to it and I stay away when life is hectic, but I always come back around when things slow down again :)

I believe that the best possible weather is Light hoodie temperature with the sun shining behind a few puffy white clouds and a cool breeze that gently ruffles the leaves. Perfection!

I have a wide variety of interests, but to name a few; Reading, writing, walking, hiking, baking, travelling, pen-paling, Bande Dessiné ( French and French Belgian comic books), gardening, swimming, crafting, thrift stores, roadtrips and probably much more but my mind is blanking under pressure :) UPDATE: Chickens. I've become very fond of chickens!

I'm always interested in connecting with other farm/homestead moms, message me if you'd like to do a swap or exchange letters!

Favorite Crafts

I really enjoy mail art and paper crafts; doodling on envelopes, washi tape, stickers, fun papers etc. I've recently discovered flipbooks and junk journals and am having quite some fun with those :p

I like writing, I have a few penpals I've been exchanging letters with for a while, but every now and then, there is a dry spell during which I enjoy some letter swaps.

I'm very interested in different types of journals! Junk journals, diary type journals, art journals, etc. but don't do much because they are a big commitment!

For exchange purpose

Firstly, I'm not all that picky. I put time and effort into my swaps and try to send things I think you will like, and all I can ask is that you do the same for me. However, I know many people (including me) find it easier to put together a package when they have an idea of a persons likes and dislikes so here are a bunch of things :)

Crafting: I'm a big sucker for stickers, always have been always will be! However, I'm always open to new and interesting supplies! My favourite colours are turquoise, greens and blues, but I like all colours and especially like colour combos with greys and golds!

Favourite prints and themes: Hot air balloons, vintage housewife/1950's style images ,paper planes, Marvel comics, Boule & Bill( Buddy and Billy), Martine (from the Martine books by Marcel Marlier and Gilbert Delahaye), nautical themes, farm themes, chickens, apples, pears, lemonade, tea/teacups, Chickens, farm animals, farm related.

Tea, Coffee and other beverages: I love tea!! Fruity teas especially. Not a huge fan of oolongs and green tea without flavours. I love coffee too and have a keurig. Also open to pretty much any hot beverage or even cold ones like crystal light and such... as long as its in a factory sealed wrapper, I'm happy :)

Coins: I collect coins and foreign currencies, especially out of circulation currency or currency with colourful interesting designs, so that is ALWAYS welcome! :) I am also looking for USA quarters with the states(Still need about 30 states) and national parks(missing about 50 of theses :P ) on them as well as Canadian quarters with the provinces on them( Missing British Colombia and Nunavut). I will happily do private swaps for coins and can trade coin for coin or coin for something you collect if I have/can get it!

Naked Postcards: I'm not particularly fussy, but I particularly enjoy whimsical colourful ones, black and whites, non touristy, and creative touristy ( The ones that include a tourist attraction in a shot but do not make it the center of attention or include an element of humour), touristy ones with a naturey element, geeky postcards from my favourite TV shows or musicians, and tea related ones! That being said, I'd be happy with any pretty postcard chosen with care :)

For unused postcard, anything in good condition goes! If I can't use it, I can swap it!

Musci, TV, pop culture, books

Geekery:I like Doctor who (Matt Smith!! Tardis, Daleks), Yoshi & Toad, Lord of the rings & The Hobbit, as well as Sherlock, Torchwood and Breaking bad, the walking dead and Game of Thrones. Music: I love Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, The Kooks, The Coronas & The pigeon Detectives, Bastille, Johnny Cash..

Actors and famous people: My favourite actor was Heath Ledger. I also really like Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes and many others in the comedy side of things.

Books: I love reading! I enjoy many genres, but find myself coming back to historical fiction and YA a lot. I also enjoy a good mystery ! I never grew out of my love of Dr. Seuss either :p Some all time favourite books are the LoTR series, Hunger games series, Divergent series, Catch me if you can , Snow flower and the secret fan, and many more that can be seen on my Goodreads! :)

Allergies and Canadian postal

Allergies: I have allergy induced asthma which makes me sensitive to second hand smoke and smell absorbing items such as books and cloths that smell strongly of cigarettes or dust. I am also sensitive to any metal jewelry that isn't hypoallergenic/surgical steel, sterling silver or gold. Wood, plastic and leather etc all seem fine :)

There are import restrictions on Plants, seeds and other agricultural products, this includes wood and leaves.

Oh and you can't send me rough cut diamonds without proper documentation...because I'm sure you were planning on sending me diamonds! XP

You can find full regulations here if you want: http://www.canadapost.ca/tools/pg/manual/PGcustoms-e.asp#1384879


suntattoo rated for Snail Mail Goodies on Jan 17, 2018
Comment: A pleasure, as always, to receive from you! That llama (alpaca? vicuna?) tape is the best thing ever. I also love the stickers (the tree is beautiful, and the hedgehogs make me smile!). Thanks so much <3
Response: Aww thank you! I was soooo excited to find that tape! Haha! Glad you enjoyed your goodies! 😊
grstamping rated for A Bookworms Letter-Only in Canada on Jan 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice chatty bookworm letter. My goal is not as high as your, but I am hoping to read the pile next to my bed. I also want to explore some of the books you mentioned. I am eager to look into more talented authors. Thank You!
Response: You're welcome! Glad it arrived well and some of the books mentioned were of interest to you! Happy reading!
RareBlue rated for Write on! Letter swap on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: I agree! We DO have loads to talk about! Thank you for your letter and pretty notecard. I am looking forward to reading your letter. (Or should I write first?!)
Response: Haha! I don't know, it's always confusing when both people write at first! I'll PM you!
JemmaJ rated for Bookmark Swap on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Many thanks for the letter and the bookmark.
Response: You're welcome :)
lefroggy rated for ATBR: Write a book review on Mar 24, 2017
Comment: I actually want to read this book now lol, awesome thank you for the nice review.
Response: You should!! I thought it was pretty great, I think it may be one of the few books I'm willing to go back and read again..possibly soon haha! Thanks for the heart and nice comment! :)
reader44ever rated for ATBR: Write a book review on Mar 23, 2017
Comment: Thank you for this review, Shannon! I have added The Probability of Miracles to my TBR. And my library owns it! So I hope to check it out and read it sometime soon in the future. :-) Thank you for sharing!
Response: Cool! I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for the heart and comment!:)
mellyrose89 rated for ATBR: Write a book review on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating and heart :)
Hugsie86 rated for Penpal swap Hugsie86/Shannoneke on Jan 27, 2017
mpatry rated for Shannoneke/Mpatry Junk Journal on Jan 14, 2017
Comment: Great job on the junk journal! Love it! Love the mix of "papers" you used! I'll message you soon about the penpal folder idea.
tigermousecat rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Dec 9, 2016
Comment: What a lovely envelope to arrive on such a horrid day. Vancouver does not do well with snow! As the Deleks say "exterminate, exterminate", snow that is...Thanks for all!
Response: Ohh, I'm glad it helped push away the horrors of the snow! :P We had it pretty bad about a week ago when apparently it was ''Not snowplow season yet''...imagine that! And here I thought snowplow season came when the snow came. Silly me! XP
CrystalZ rated for Fill my Christmas card Garland on Dec 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much for the card you sent! I like the washi you sent and love the atc you created! I just recently started making them myself and have not yet been brave enough to handdraw like you did :) Merry Christmas!
Response: You are very welcome!! Funnily enough, I haven't been brave enough to use anything BUT drawings haha :P Merry Christmas!
mb58ca rated for Fill my Christmas card Garland on Dec 7, 2016
Comment: I love the card and the bookmark! Stickers are cute, too. Thanks for everything :)
Response: You're welcome! Hope the bookmark comes in handy over the cold months to come! :)
Mareree10 rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Dec 7, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the fun xmas card, it is now on the wall! Ty also for the extra stickers and Lassie. Have a great holiday.
Response: You're welcome! Merry Christmas!! :)
MichelleGG2 rated for Getting to know ME. on Dec 2, 2016
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful swap!! I am happy that you remember and have read my profile so many times!! LOL!!! I very much enjoyed swapping with you! Hope we can swap again! Thanks for the goodies you added :)
Response: Haha you're welcome..Glad/hope I didn't creep you out too much or anything :P Have a great day!
Comment: Thanks a lot for your envie! I love the notecard you chose! and a pumpkin tea is so unusual:)
Response: Glad it arrived and you like it! Have you tried the pumpkin tea? I drank so much of it that now I'm sick of it haha
SoftRevolution rated for Xmas Cards For Notecards! on Nov 8, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the lovely notecards! I hope your Xmas cards arrive soon. :)
Response: You're welcome! :) Hope so too, but mail tends to take it's time getting here, so I'm used to it ;)
Comment: Awwww, thank you so much for your swap! Your letter was such a good read and I loved the goodies..the card is so funny :-D Thank you much1!
Response: Hehe! Glad you found it funny too! :P And glad you liked the letter! You are very welcome :)
Comment: Beautiful! I love how you used the supplies I sent you and the owl is adorable. Can't wait to try the teas and use the supplies, the cat clip is already in my planner... Lol. Would love to swap w you again, your idea of a seasonal swap sounds fun. Maybe we could set something up w a 3 month timeline to give lots of time to create. Let me know if you're interested. Take care!
Response: Thank you!! I'm so glad you liked it! :P I know the black paper wasn't ''technically'' a supply you sent, more a protector sheet lol, but I loved the contrast :) It hurt my soul to cut the finished product into 9 pieces, but it worked out well in the end haha! I'd love that! I was thinking we could do some kind of xmas craft swap?
nivias rated for PRIVATE: FirstAidKit for a RAINY DAY on Oct 11, 2016
Comment: I loved everything you sent! I really love the poems and the soaps (and I have already used some of the stickers) :D such a thoughtful and personal swap :D
Response: Sooo glad you liked it!! Btw, I already ate all my candy lol! And the socks fit great! We should swap again for another season :)
JadeFan rated for Big summer journal swap! on Sep 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you so much! Amazing work.
Response: Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it, I had fun making it!!

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Babsmomof5 on Jan 19, 2016:

Thank you so much for the gorgeous birthday chicken card you drew, the book list, and the sweet note! It made me laugh on a day when I needed it! I really appreciate the love you put into it, and I will treasure it! (And frame it when your mad art skills make you famous!) ;-)

beeskneessam on Oct 9, 2015:

I just got the wishes you sent. Thank you so much! I love the tags :)

myshoesdontmatch on Jul 11, 2015:

Hi, I received your RAK, i am swooning, love it all, thanks!!

sassafrass on Jul 1, 2015:


sweetpea22 on Jun 28, 2015:

Thank you so much for the cutest stickers for my Friendlies wishlist. I love the handmade one and look forward to using all of them soon :)

Ginger4520 on Jun 20, 2015:

Hello, I hope you are having a lovely day. This swap is for the APDG~Game of Thrones swap. I hope you enjoyed what I chose for you. :)

anrtist on Apr 18, 2015:

Welcome to the APDG ~ Group!

I just posted a BAOBAB Tree themed swap ;-)
They are beautiful! It will be a fun pic swap too.
You may host some group swaps now too if you please!
ENJOY the Group!
Blessings, cc

AveryHart on Apr 13, 2015:

I thoroughly enjoyed reading your profile, Shannon!

Your comment has inspired me to ask something, and I'm about to post a query in the newbie group. =)

Amace on Mar 12, 2015:


Hi, Thank you for joining Friendlies :) I am looking forward getting to know you in the group.

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