Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2018 9:20 pm


Date Joined: August 20, 2011
Last Online: May 25, 2018
Birthday: October 7
Country: Canada
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Ones and threes

It has come to my attention that I need to make a better explanation about these.

The two 1's belong to a) users who are no longer on swap-bot and b) are from 2011 and 2012 and are only here because I had an old account I had forgotten about and had it integrated last year into this account.

Of the 5 threes two are upgrades from 1's in the same time period, two are for swappers who are no longer here in the same time frame and 1 is for one I messed up royally after my husbands heart attack.

I am not sure what happened in 2010 that caused me to mess up but the 2011 & 12 are the years when my dad was the most sick and I was travelling from where I lived to where he did a lot. It is also when I lost track of the old account.

About Me

I am a mother, a grandmother, an aunt, a god parent and a cousin. I live in Ontario in a small city and have lived here off and on for 38 years.

A few years ago I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Dysthmia.

The dysthmia I knew about for a long time; depression, especially one that never goes away completely even after 40 odd years is pretty obvious to even the dumbest bunny.

The fibro was unexpected I just figured the pain was part of being over 50 and obese.


The two of them together mean I have my good days and my bad ones. So please, please check with me before you rate me down as I do not do my best work on my bad days and will gladly redo something if it isn't pleasing to you.

Talk to Me

I also rate the day I receive a swap, so if you check and you haven't been rated, then I haven't seen it yet.

There has been issues in 2017 of mail taking an incredibly long time to reach its destination mostly between Canada and the USA but a couple of times to overseas destinations as well. I always allow 8 weeks for something to arrive. If it hasn't contact me.

I am looking forward to swapping with you!

Favourite Entertainment

Favourite Music

1950's to present with a strong preference for " Meatloaf", "Simon & Garfunkel", "AC DC" and similar music.

80's dance music to get me moving and Dan Gibsons Solitudes to help me relax.

Favourite Reading

Cozy Mysteries are #1 expecially when the hero is a heroine.

Fantasy particularly paranormal mysteries and adventures

I'll read most any fiction as long as it has something of the unusual in it.

Favourite Movies

Anything done by Tim Burton and if Johnny Depp is in it that only makes it better.

The Guardians of the Galaxy is a new favourite, the characters are so strange.

That actually sums things up nicely, if it is strange or animated chances are I will have seen it or plan to see it as soon as I can.

Favourite TV

I am a Netflix member and I love most of their series. I also like things like Supernatural and Walking Dead.

What I can Make

ATC's: 1, 3, 6, or 9 as part of a set or not, Pocket letters filled or not.

Book's: Flip books, Deco's, Friendship books, Zines

Bags: Any kind of blind bag, label bags, stamp bags, postcard bags, sticker bag

Knitted: 6' squares, 12" squares, soft toys that can be made from squares, scarves in cotton or acrylic

Sewn: worry dolls, damn-it dolls, dotees. Anything that is small and can be hand-sewn

My Likes

A is for ATC's, Autumn, Angel, Alpha stickers, Alternate Realities, Aphrodite

B is for Black, Blue, Blue Jay, Books, Being Canadian, Beagles

C is for Cats, Crone, Castles, Curiosity, China, Cardinal, Christmas

D is for Doves, Dragons, Dogs, Daffodils

E is for Early Evening, Exploring, Elves, Easy crafts

F is for Forests, Fountains, Fables, Fairy Tales, Flip Books, Fairies, Fantasy, Fox, Family, Fountain Pens, Flowers

G is for Green, Grayish Purple, Grass, Gardens, Glitter

H is for Halloween, Hello Kitty, Home made, Hand-made love

I is for Icicles, Ice Cream, Icy blue, ice covered trees

J is for Jelly beans, Images of Justice ( goddess), Images of Joy

K is for Kittens, Kindness, Kindred, Knitting

L is for Lamps (kerosene), Libra, Leaves, Long Letters, Lilacs, Leopards, Laughter, Lilies

M is for Made For TV Movies, Monsters, Maiden, Moon & Stars, Mother Earth, Mermaids, Magic, Mystery

N is for Notions, Note paper, Nativities

O is for Ocean, Ontario, Open Fields

P is for Purple, Puns, Pocket Letters, Panthers, Paranormal, Postcards, Pretty Postage Stamps, Purple Ink, Patchwork

Q is for Quotations, Quilting

R is for Red, Reading, Roses, Reduce, reuse, recycle

S is for Spiders, Science Fiction, Sun, Santa, Seven, Shepherd crossbreeds, Supernatural, Stickers

T is for Tweety, Tigers, Tuxedo Cats, Tiger Lilies

U is for Unicorns

V is for Violets

W is for Wonder & Awe, Wolf, Wild Places

X is for

Y is for Yellow

Z is for


fairyduster53 rated for MJS: Random Goodies Swap on May 25, 2018
Comment: ~Love it!!
GrumpyBear rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on May 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you ooops sorry I got this mixed up with someone else
Response: huh? did I mess up some how?
BooksTeaAndMe rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on May 23, 2018
annemariemaraj rated for Just to Say Hello Swap on May 23, 2018
Beat rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Cacti, Succulents on May 23, 2018
Comment: Really cool envelope. No problem understanding what was in there 😊 thank you for the PL
Comment: Hey Cherylann! Thanks for your lovely card!
momto8cats rated for Sticker Bags Across the World - 2 on May 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the 2+2! :)
glassnowdrop rated for You've Got Mail #3 on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your letter and the stickers - especially the under the sea ones!! I loved guardians of the galaxy 2, I hope you liked it
Comment: Thank you Cherylann, I have received your coffee themed flipbook and I love it! Some of the quotes really made me smile :) Thanks for swapping (this was my first ever) Helen xx
vickysounio rated for APT - Salads on May 20, 2018
Comment: I enjoyed your board. Thank you!
christy102194 rated for WIYM: Big Senders Choice PC #3 on May 20, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Canada PC!
SarahEve rated for Pinterest - European Country #2 on May 19, 2018
annim rated for countries of the world mini-zine-"f" on May 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you! :)
lvpoohbr2 rated for My Area on May 18, 2018
Comment: I’m giving a 5 because you were willing to send an email that had more thought than the original swap, and because our amazing hostess sent me a lovely angel package. Ü
Comment: Thank you for the minizine on the Castles in France! That is such an expansive topic! It works really well for a zine :D
Comment: Thank you for the zine on Ecuador! I didn't know that river dolphins existed!
Fieke rated for CULTURAL ATC: Africa on May 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely ATC you made. <3 <3 <3
Leftie rated for Pinterest - Asian Country #3 on May 18, 2018
Comment: 🇰🇷🇰🇷 I enjoyed your board on Korea!🇰🇷🇰🇷
damilola rated for ATP: Faces #1 on May 18, 2018
Comment: I love to see all this childrens faces, Beautiful! Thanks for sharing !
dreamlady66 rated for Profile based swap #7 on May 18, 2018
Comment: Ty, quite diversified items ❤

Rating Overview

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Wildchild on May 15, 2018:


The problem isn't being able to find a date at my age but finding one who has never dated a woman before.

nancylee on May 1, 2018:

May pole (May Day) quick profile decoration

Hi, Thank you for joining my swap, I hope you enjoyed a beautiful spring day!

aurelas on Apr 27, 2018:

I was going to have pictures until I realized how much space it was going to take up! So I'm afraid you'll have to imagine your own pictures. ;)

10 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY in no particular order

  1. Rain: it always lifts my spirits far above the world and I long to dance in it like Gene Kelly in Singin' in the Rain, which is one of my top all-time favourite movies since I was a kid. I was actually happy that it rained a little on me on my wedding day--it felt like a blessing. The scent of rain is intoxicating! And we can include thunder in this, because it makes me happy too. Also the frogs who do a hoarse cry on rainy days.

  2. Sun shining through leaves: I noticed that this made me happy back when I was in middle school, but was much too shy to tell anyone. My name here on Swap-bot, as well as just about all of the internet, Aurelas, means roughly "sunlit leaf" in Quenya (Tolkien's high-Elvish language). When I see a leaf made transparent and glowing by sunlight, I feel joy. I think of it as God's stained glass. Also, just being surrounded by trees or large quantities of natural colour green (ivy, green grass, England, etc).

  3. Snuggling with my daughter: There is nothing sweeter to me than when my 6yo climbs up onto the couch or bed and smushes herself close to me. It brings back memories of the days when she was so small I could hold her entire body on the top part of my chest. Even when she kicks me or pokes me by accident (which happens a lot), the warm fuzzies don't go away. Even better is when she tells me how much she loves snuggling with me. Gosh, I love that girl!

  4. Books: reading has been one of the biggest life-changers I have encountered, with some books changing my perceptions, my beliefs, etc. and others helping me to become a better person or even helping me to keep from killing myself. Books are friends; unread books are friends I haven't made yet. I love the feeling of a book in my hands, especially if it is old or familiar. I enjoy the smell of books--the scent of a room full of books and the scent of each particular book, for many have their own unique perfume. The font choices, the footnotes, the crinkly endpapers protecting lovely illustrations... I could rhapsodize for hours, probably. I am simply book mad! My books fill one whole room and about half of another in our house.

  5. Meeting a kindred spirit: It is so rare for me to find someone who knows about things I am interested in (besides my husband of course) that I often feel very alone in the world. A chance meeting with someone in a Dr. Who t-shirt or a book in their hand, or paints on their fingers, or an anime backpack or something can make my day. I have to talk to them and get their opinion on my favourite things.

  6. Driving: I don't know why it is, exactly, but driving calms me, steadies me, helps me to focus. I love feeling at one with the car and the road and the world outside my home. I someday want a green-energy-powered car so this could be a guilt-free pleasure.

  7. Asian markets: Walking around in an Asian market makes me very happy. There are all of these interesting ingredients and I don't have the slightest idea what to do with them. It always sparks my creativity and reminds me that there is still reason to keep going, because there is so much I haven't learned yet. And there is mochi! YUM :D

  8. Museums: Art museums, regular historical museums, you name it, I love them all. When I was a kid we couldn't usually afford vacations, but my parents were great at finding things that were free that we could go to and usually these were museums. The thrill of not knowing what wonder was around the next corner has never left me. And now museums also remind me of something special--for our first date my husband took me to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in a museum in Mobile, AL. It was the best date ever!

  9. Cats: How could I make it all the way to 9 without getting to cats? Cats have been my fascination and obsession since I was a baby. I love them all and would take them all if I could. A purring cat is a thing of joy, even if it is kneading with its claws out! I love trying to speak to cats in their language and hearing their answers. I play with them as if I were a cat too--when I move the way they do, they treat me as if I were! I would love to be the Jane Gooddall of cats.

  10. Ice hockey: I get so into hockey, especially the Stanley Cup playoffs and Finals. By the finals I'm ready to cheer the winners and cry with the losers. I'm one of those people who do the cheers in their living rooms, hehe. Hockey lets me let loose, and boy, is it ever fun!

Other things I didn't get to list: having a large snake such as a python around my neck, embroidering, thrifting with my husband or mom, the darkest chocolate I can get ahold of, and British accents (all of them).

littlemissme84 on Apr 24, 2018:

Profile Swap: Things that make you happy. I’ve not included my husband, cats or friends and family as they’re not ‘things’.

I hope you enjoy reading my list,

Ree 😊

1) Books - I love to read and will try to read most things.

2) Rainbows - the ones in the sky and my little people in red who I volunteer with (Girl Guides aged 5-7 - equivalent to Daisies in the USA)

3) crafting - all kinds but my faves are embroidery, crochet, rock painting and pyrography.

4) chocolate - I’m a HUGE chocoholic

5) my phone - I attached to my phone and enjoy playing games, surfing the internet and taking photos.

6) board/video games - I love both and hubby and I have nearly 100 board games and he’s gotten me into a few different video games.

7) butterflies - maybe not ‘things’ but they do make me happy

8) tulips - I absolutely love tulips. They’re my favourite flower though I also love daffodils and sunflowers too.

9) driving - I enjoy driving and singing along to the radio and my cds/iPhone music while driving along. It’s a good thing I like driving as I do a lot with work!

10) Pokemon go - I enjoy playing it and it gets me out of the house!

GypsyCat on Apr 23, 2018:

Hello I'm your partner Gypsycatandcrafts for the swap called 10 Things that makes me happy. Enjoy.

10 Things that makes me happy.

  1. Reading books makes me happy. I love a good book because it will capture my imagination. With books I can travel the world without ever leaving my home or bed. Discover new hobbies and recipes to experiment with. With books there are no limits to the fun adventures one can get lost in. Reading is of my favorite pass times.

  2. Singing makes me happy. Even thou I have the voice of a toad instead of a lovely goddess. I still love to sing loud and proud. Nope I'm always in the front row singing to the mountain tops.

  3. Crafting makes me happy. There's no feeling like when you just tackled a complicated project , and it turned out great. It boosts your self-esteem and motivate you to push harder to reach new limits of creativity. Also crafting is a great way to relieve stress and create unique gifts for your love ones. Are just that silly cat that lives next door.

  4. Treating myself makes me happy. Treating myself to a special spa day at home is always a great start to make me happy. Add a couple of bath bombs, some bath salt and some scented candles. Plus some nice soothing music and turn on the heat to keep the room nice and warm. Also a nice moisturizing face mask and deep conditioning hair cream also keep me happy. Soaking in the tub for at least an hour or two and then when searching up my favorite snack. Then wrapping up in my blankets with my favorite book and that is how I treat myself and make myself happy.

  5. Dutch apple pie makes me happy. It brings back memories of my father baking in the kitchen when I was a child and a picky eater.

  6. Hunting for the perfect skein of yarn makes me happy. I love roaming through yarn shops and craft stores looking for that perfect roll of yarn. That will turn into the perfect project that will turn into the perfect gift for someone special.

  7. Spring time makes me happy. I enjoy sitting back and looking at all the colorful wild flowers that randomly blossoms all over the city.

  8. Toe socks make me happy. Toe socks are just comfortable and colorful to wear. Sometging I will never grew out of.

  9. Orange Bang the drink makes me happy. I love this tasty Frosty delicious Spanish drink. I enjoyed reading it all times of day I think it's the best way to have orange juice.

  10. Being myself makes me happy most of all. There nothing else really can compare with making me happy like being myself, and being allowed to be myself. That's what really makes me happy.

turtlelove84 on Apr 22, 2018:

Happy Earth Day {Earth Day Profile Decorations}

nancylee on Apr 22, 2018:

Earth Day profile decorations Hello and Happy Earth Day! Treat her well <3 . These are bonus images just for fun - have a beautiful day and thanks fr joining my swap!!!

CraftyGnome on Apr 22, 2018:

Earth Day profile decorations swap

Happy Earth Day! Sorry I messed up the last comment. This is my first time posting comments to profiles on swap bot.

amylou2 on Apr 21, 2018:

Hi Cherylann! We are partners for Profile Swap: things that make you happy! Which I emailed because I am new and obviously not sure of what I am doing! :) I hope that I can give this a go and its correct!

Babies… all babies. I just love babies. I like the way they are able to look at things for the very first time, the wonder and excitement. The smallness of their features and how much they depend on their parent. I wouldn’t have had 5 if I didn’t love them!

Glitter. Yep, I said it. Those glitter bombs people send in the mail for torture would just be a small amount of amazing for me. Almost 40 and I still like glitter.

Flowers. It sounds cliché but I love a pretty bouquet of flowers, or a handmade dandelion crown. There is something so special about flowers, I just adore them.

My moms grilled sandwiches- As long as I can remember my mom has made amazing grilled sandwiches, that have a mix of mayo, mustard and garlic salt on them, along with cheese and usually ham. She adds lettuce and tomato to them and I can’t duplicate it to save my life. I am lucky because when I visit her still she makes them for me.

Travelling or even travelling vicariously through someone- I love hearing about customs and cultures, learning new facts, hearing the sounds and song of a different country. I love smelling the smells and absorbing as much as I can.

Traditions- I try to be the kind of mom who has “traditions” because I want my kids to be able to remember the things they did as children. Traditions like sitting with santa (my oldest is 13 and still will do it… just for me) We go for drives and look at Christmas lights, we take a yearly camping trip to a crazy destination and usually it ends up in chaos. We have so many little traditions that it makes me feel whole and happy.

Old Things- things with age, and things with a story… antiques. The smell of the old wood or the feel of the metal. I just like to breathe in the depth of antiques and think about who might have owned them or what they were used for.

Cake- I can never eat cake without a smile. Who doesn’t like some form of cake? Even a muffin is a cupcake without frosting. I would eat cake everyday if I could. 

Completing a project- I live in a old house and I have large plans for it. It has a ton of wallpaper which is screaming for removal. Bathrooms need remodeled, flooring, cabinets in the kitchen you name it, it could use a touch up. I love the feeling of accomplishment and a job well done. It truly makes me happy.

Coffee, a blanket, and Netflix- My husband and I don’t get a lot of time alone together (with the 5 kiddos), but when we do you can find us on our couch watching an episode of “Fixer Upper” or “Izombie” Maybe even Riverdale. With ice cream, or coffee and a blanket. The perfect end to a usually busy day.

Have a terrific day :)

njstauter on Apr 8, 2018:

#3 Profile Hello

Flowers are just coming out in Southern Cali. Hope your Spring is happening too. This is a cheery hello and intentions for a great, great day.

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