Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 1:25 pm


Date Joined: March 2, 2017
Last Online: March 21, 2018

Country: Canada


I am a nemophilist. I love wandering, camping, and being outdoors. I work at a creative and active adult day program with people living with Dementia on Vancouver Island on the Canadian west coast. I am introverted, musical, and creative. I love art/craft exchanges and letter writing, so I am super stoked to find this community.

I love photography, especially photos from the first half of the 1900s; they have stories. I also really love sepia tones and the clothing people wore days gone by.

In my own arts and craft making, in addition to using photography and vintage ephemera, I also love faux vintage and use a lot of it in craft. It adds to the story I am sharing in my art.

I am currently mostly enjoying creating mixed media pieces of all sizes and artist trading cards. I love layering and incorporating many smaller crafts onto bigger pieces as well as mixing paint, paper, photography, and rubber stamp ink and images. I find layering textures and colours really satisfying.

I am interested and keen on finding some more time for assemblage art and acrylic pouring.

I love all things PAPER from letter paper to scrapbook paper and interesting textured papers or fibres.


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 Thanks!

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.

New Pen Friends?

Please, if we do a swap and you like to write or keep penfriends, include a letter and I will likely write you back!

If I have added you as a "friend" on swap-bot, it is likely because you host awesome swaps and I would like to remember so I can go back to your page and see if you have anything up. Otherwise, we're likely penfriends.



Popsicle rated for Mini Pocket Letter Swap on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute pocket letter. :)
Etoile rated for Yayoi Kusama Inspired ATC on Mar 19, 2018
Ronya rated for Ephemera swap...Spring on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much! :)
rngstgstll rated for Issam Kourbaj inspired ATC on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: It was really fun to explore a new artist! I hadn't seen the book covers installation -- very cool and I liked the way that you interpreted it with the green of the Syrian flag. Thanks so much for the cool ATC and the note about your inspiration for it :)
tishttr1 rated for Tree ATC x2 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank You.
kclicquot rated for Rust and Blue on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the ATC! I love it!!! Anything that incorporates sheet music is a challenge for me and you nailed it!!! Thanks!!!
Tracykason rated for junk journal supplies - flowers on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: Loved the flower themed surprises. These assortments are always made that much better when bundled with ribbon. Thank-you!
Anettethhjertnes rated for Issam Kourbaj inspired ATC on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely atc, and thank you for telling me the meaning behind your art
cindygroet rated for 9 random inchies on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your inchies. I can make a new card out of them, nice. The notes and tape are cute too.
Comment: Lovely. Thank You
AromaAlchemist rated for Tree ATC x2 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful ATC with so many layers! Very cool that you are in Victoria, its my favourite place in Canada.
Comment: Thank you so much! I love everything from the decorated envelope to the extras and your letter! You are way more organized than we are. I wish I could sneak into your suitcase and go to Portugal with you.I wish you success in every wish or goal. Never think childcare is boring. Our families are so important to us and knowing they are cared for by a loving person is of most importance. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Awesome! Thanks for the rating. Take care!
Comment: Great variety of images! I like the different papers you used to print them on. Many thanks, Helene!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the rating, take care!
Comment: I love it, thank you!
Response: Awesome. Thanks for rating!
carterj rated for Music PC on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
TreeAnn629 rated for Craft Destash! on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a great swap and so much loved everything and will put it to good use
Response: I am glad! Happy swapping and thanks for the rating!
Comment: Thanks for sharing. It was interesting reading your answers.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart!
HappyMom rated for 50 Random Questions EMAIL Swap on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Enjoyed your answers!
Response: You\re welcome! Thanks for the rating.
tishttr1 rated for Stamped Images for paper crafting on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thank You:-)
Response: Thanks for rating! Take care
blueseabliss rated for Quick Sheet Music ATC (Global) on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: WAY COOL! Thank you for this amazing ATC.
Response: Thanks for hosting a great swap! Take care.

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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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