Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2018 1:34 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: October 22, 2018

Country: Canada


Hello! I am a nemophilist; love camping among other forest activities. I just discovered the made up term Werifesteria, which is probably not an actual word, but it describes what I love perfectly. The Canadian Pacific Northwest is the best place for a nemophilist with its mossy evergreen forests and arbutus trees, but you have to be able to live with a lot of rain. The rain puts a sparkle on spider webs and glistens on the tree tops. And it keeps everything green year round. When I am not in the forest, I am at work, or home with my family. I work p/t at an active day program for people living with dementia, and p/t at a pediatric respite care home for kids living with serious medical and/or behavioural issues.

I love rich dark opulent colours. I love the colours of autumn. I enjoy rusts and golds, turquoises and royal purples.

I make a lot of big canvas and little paper mixed media pieces along with the atcs, inchies and mail art swaps I enjoy here. I really enjoy layering and creating texture. I would love to get more into assemblage, stain glass, and acrylic pouring, but I haven't found the time to start new hobbies.


Some materials I use often in my craft includes but are never limited to:

textured paper and unique fibres

strips of lace and ribbon

metal charms

brads of all shapes, sizes, and colours

leaf skeletons

old keys or key images

die cuts

anything vintage or vintage looking

steampunk, Victorian, and space themes

homesteading images, pictures of tools/items

nature themes and fairies, gnomes, fantasy, forest creatures, and folklore

trees, leaves, plants

dark, Hallowe'en, witchy, and spooky themes

handmade paper

really sparkly paper

rubber stamped paper in all above themes

photography/imagery in all above themes

Woodblock or rubber stamps

Old photography or picture postcards

wood or wood like elements

anything for mixed media art making like artist trading cards, inchies, cards, smash books,paper art on wood/canvas/cardboard etc

Tim Holtz Ideology "Paperie Salvage Stickers", or more high end mixed media use style stickers for craft

nature themes and woodland animals

anything handmade, especially by you

**letter paper, handmade/coloured patterned envelopes

mail art

I love rich colours, deep dark reds, rich browns, oranges, blues, and greens. Mossy and inviting. I also love using silver, gold, and copper tones.

No thank you!

!Some things I would not like. Thank you!

foam shapes or kid crafts

city postcards

dollar store stickers

No religious or holiday stuff please (unless I have specifically joined a swap for it)

I am not a fan of childish stamps or images

No princess or Disney stuff. I will not pass it on either (sorry) I do, however, use crown brads or images on atcs.

I am not interested in your current ephemera like yesterday's bus ticket, receipts, labels etc. It will likely just get recycled. Truly vintage or Tim Holtz style only please.


HermaPol rated for Colorful Hearts Mail Art/ ATC on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC.
Comment: Thanks for sharing. I hope to make it to Australia/New Zealand one day!
Comment: We are the same with vanilla, water, and smell 😉
Meryly13 rated for Mixed media supply swap on Oct 17, 2018
Comment: Oh my word Helene!! What an amazing bunch of goodies you sent to me!! Thank you so so much!!!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter. What a wonderful family you have!
Comment: Thank you for all the great array of colors, Everything was awesome, great for my ever growing stash of ATC supplies. These are some of my favourite colors for fall!!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Halloween ATC on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this Oh-so-scary Halloween ATC and all the extras too! I will have to ask one of the villagers to collect the ink sac from one of the octopus they harvest and see what the ink looks like. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Tryph rated for Ephemera swap...Fall on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: A fantastic selection. Would you believe I also had an in-province partner for an international swap recently, too? Definitely took advantage of cheaper postage, too! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for your stuffed envelope with goodies. There are really some nice gems in there!
marliese rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-Sept on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Very nice PC, thank you! I hope to visit Canada one day!
Milla84 rated for Whimsy Envelope - HALLOWEEN! on Sep 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the halloween goodies! Hugs from Finland. :)
sweetgypsy rated for junk journal supplies - blue on Sep 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the fun 'Blue' stuff! :)
meeltje57 rated for WIYM: PAPER FUN on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Do I like this swap??? O yes, I LOVE it. The paper you used for the envelope is absolutely gorgeous. I peeled it of so carefully to use it in my scrapbook. And O what a joy I found inside. Thank you so much for this fabulous swap.
Justjada rated for Under the Sea Mini Pocket Letter on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket letter and goodies!
Comment: Such a cool and fun collection. I really like the cutouts and ephemera pieces you included. And that vintage photo is so pretty. Thank you!!
DaiziDruke rated for junk journal supplies - green on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely green things! I'm excited to use these in my journal.
Comment: Love the vintage theme! Thank you for everything!!
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail package, Helene! Shame the first one didn't reach me, I'm sure it was wonderful. The second one that did is amazing. I've never received so much stuff in such a swap, everything is with quality and picked with love. I will try and make sure to use everything for swaps that are worth it! Loved the washi samples so much and the animal notecards! Thank you so much for this happy mail, it made me very very happy ^^ <3
Response: I thought I just sent the second package to you last week! Perhaps this is the 1st package and another will be on your doorstep in 2 months! Here is hoping! Thanks for the rating!
YooperHill rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art on Sep 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Youre welcome! Take care!

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ittybittykitty on Sep 22, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

ittybittykitty on Jul 6, 2018:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stamped Images for Crafting swap! I really liked the images you sent!

pinkrenegade on Feb 28, 2018:

For what must be the 20th time!!!!... instead of writing a lot in the comment section, I just wrote that to see if it would go through. When it did I went back and wrote on it.. twice. Nothing. But thank you many times over for the great 3 letters sets of vintage stationery! ♥♥ Happy Note Card Feb #2

pinkrenegade on Feb 26, 2018:

Helene ~ I have no idea what's going on with my computer. I received your swap for Happy Notecard Feb #2, and since Friday I've been trying a few times a day to rate you, but nothing shows up. I will keep trying so you can get your ♥ :o) Pat

btbeth on Dec 21, 2017:

Beautiful handmade tags! Thank you for angeling this swap! I truly appreciate it! Hugs and happy holidays!!

TC on Nov 13, 2017:

"right on!" :) That's the favorite catchphrase of my brand new son-in-law. It's so funny that you wrote that on my profile. LOL.

Eclectonote on Nov 5, 2017:

Thank you for the Brown art swap - the many layers on the ATC made for a little work of art with much depth and interest, and all of the lovely papers and embellishments are inspiring!

sleepingrover2010 on Sep 23, 2017:

Hello Helena,

I want to send you a GREAT BIG THANK YOU for the beautiful piece of art you sent me as a "thank you." It is beautiful and shows a great deal of creativity. I recognize some of the items that I had sent you. I like the butterfly magnified glass piece you put on this piece of art. I love this piece. This piece will have a prominent place in my house. Thank you so much for this gift.

I am so glad that you liked what I sent you. I am so glad that you can use the supplies that I sent you.

I am very happy that I my swap brought a smile to your face.


Bee1981 on May 31, 2017:

Awwww, I am the host of the diffrent stuff for flipbooks... ...I hoped that I would be your partner, cause we have some things in common, but sadly it hasn´t happend.Maybe we can make a private swap one day? Love Rebecca

mgallardo68 on May 26, 2017:

Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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