Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2017 4:51 pm


Date Joined: November 7, 2016
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: September 7
Country: Canada

About Me

Hello! :)

My name is Angela, I am 34 years old and I live in Canada. I am kind of a daydreamer, and I love to read. I love books, I think they're beautiful. So much art goes into a book when you think about the cover, the paper used, the font for the title and the text, even the weight of a book makes me happy. I work in a bookstore, which is the perfect place for me! I love helping people find books, and I love discovering new books, too.

I really love nature, I am constantly amazed and awed by this beautiful world that we live in. Just listening to the wind blowing through the trees can calm my soul and soothe my nerves. I love water, rivers, lakes, ponds, oceans, it doesn't matter, I love them all.

I also love the rain, and thunderstorms. I have a deep fondness for trees, they seem so wise and protective. Trees have always been important to me, I spent a lot of time climbing them, sitting in their branches and telling them my secrets when I was younger. I don't think I could stand it if I had to live without many trees nearby.

I love all animals, especially birds (ravens, crows, magpies, chickadees, woodpeckers, owls, hawks and eagles being particular favourites), foxes, coyotes, wolves, bears and cats, both domestic and wild. Oh, and I really love bats, too!

I love the moon, and the night sky although I am more of a morning person than a night owl. I love to see the sun rise, and I love the freshness of a new day. I absolutely adore coffee, nothing is nicer than sipping a nice dark roast with cream and sugar while contemplating the day to come. Even better if I have mail to open or a friend to visit with!

I love art of all kinds, calligraphy, unique lettering, typography, song lyrics, poems, and quotes. I really love watercolours, they seem to make the most beautiful art!

I am a big fan of collage, I still like to cut pictures out of magazines and save pretty scraps of wrapping paper. I like to buy old books with pretty or cute illustrations so that I can cut them out and use them. I love old stamps or stamps with birds or flowers on them.

I am still pretty new to swapbot, but I take my mail very seriously and I don't take on swaps lightly. If I sign up I will follow through, always. I really want you to like what I send, and I always put care and thought into my mail. I hope that you will do the same.

I am also a mom and a wife, I have been married for 15 years and my husband is also my best friend. I have two lovely daughters that are 12 and 10, they are amazing people that I feel lucky to know. Family has always been important to me, and I am still very close to my parents and my siblings.

My daughters love mail and are looking for penpals, if your son or daughter is looking for a penpal, too, let me know!

My daughter Emma wrote the following:

"Hello Everyone!

My name is Emma, my middle name is Mae, and I'm 12 years old. I absolutely love snail mail, ATC's, and postcards more than any other sort of craft. I just love how people are making mail ten times more appealing. It's BURTASTIC! (A word I made up when I was 5)

Some of my favourite themes and kinds of things to receive are: steampunk, nature, spring, stars/nighttime and winter. I love pretty bicycles and clocks. I don't like disney or children's cartoon things. (Except Adventure Time!) I love die-cuts and stickers, too.

I'm looking for a couple of penpals, I would love to have a penpal from far away, particularly Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Russia, Japan, China, Australia and New Zealand, but a penpal from anywhere is cool too. I'm looking for a penpal age 11-16 years old, and boys or girls are both good. Hope to have you as a penpal!


Favorite Music

Some of my favourite music/bands are: (in no particular order)

The Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon

Ryan Adams

Jason Isbell

Justin Rutledge

David Gray

Pink Floyd

Gin Wigmore

Lindi Ortega

The Avett Brothers

Bruce Springsteen

Leonard Cohen

Tom Petty

and too many more to mention. I love music, and I take my Ipod with me everywhere. I love to listen to music while driving, cooking, crafting, doing housework, etc. I am always looking for new favourites!

Favorite Books

I have many favourite books, but at the top of my list right now are:

The hidden life of trees

To the Bright Edge of the World and The Snow Child, both by Eowyn Ivey.

The Outcast by Sadie Jones

Anything by Nicholas Evans (not to be confused with Nicholas Sparks, who I dislike intensely.)

Anything by Brene Brown, but especially Daring Greatly, which was a life changing book for me.

Anything by Neil Gaiman. This man is amazing and I adore everything he writes, my most favourite right now is The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Love, love, love it.

Books by Rainbow Rowell, I will read anything she writes, same goes for Juliette Fay.

Poetry by Walt Whitman or Robert Frost.

I also love cookbooks!

Favorite Movies

A few of my favourite movies are: The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom... maybe I'll just say anything by Wes Anderson. :)

I also really like Terrence Malick, I really loved The New World.

I like Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink.

Pulp Fiction, The Matrix, Inception, and Boyhood.

I like old cheesy romances, like Under The Greenwood Tree.

Favorite Television

My husband and I like to watch tv shows together, it's mostly what we like to do to relax in the evenings. Right now I am loving Westworld and Mr. Robot. I liked The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Lost, Mad Men, and Fargo. Also Game of Thrones, Rectify, The Wire, House of Cards, and Narcos. I love Adventure Time, and Rick and Morty, and I am a big Veronica Mars fan as well.

Things I Love

I love pretty paper, stickers, washi tape, and stationery. I like writing pads, and I can never find any here, just plain lined ones! I write a lot of letters, so anything related to letter writing is always welcome. I love pages from old books, especially if they have illustrations of plants, animals, or people, or poetry. I like to have interesting magazines to cut pictures out of. I always love colourful markers, gel pens, or black ink pens. Rubber or cling stamps that are plants, animals, snail mail, or the moon, sun, or planets. I love other people's art. I know a lot of people don't love handmade cards or postcards, but I would definitely choose quality handmade over store bought! I am a huge coffee lover, I also love chocolate. I love pressed flowers or leaves, and feathers as long as they are clean. Pretty stones or driftwood are also so lovely to receive. I like Calvin and Hobbes comics, and Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang, too. And did I mention stickers? I love stickers!!


I am not religious, so please don't send me religious or spiritual items.

I am sensitive to scents/perfumes and I react badly to most types of makeup and skin products, so I would prefer to not receive these types of items.


fbresnah rated for Christmas Cards #1 on Nov 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and extras. Loved your cat story. She sounded wonderful.
Lilianders rated for Kids only penpal swap! Ages 10-14 on Nov 17, 2017
Comment: Today we got the letter as well! Rosa was very happy, she said: Astrid has humor! I will write her back! Thanks!
capeygirl rated for QUICK Christmas card #85 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks Angela for the beautiful christmas card. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as well.
Response: I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the heart. :)
ainaignies rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 13, 2017
Comment: thank you
Response: thanks for the heart! :)
Vickyen rated for WIYM - Christmas Postcard Swap on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Hi Angela! I love your vintage Santa pc! Santa always makes me smile - I told my kids when they stop believing in Santa than for Christmas all they get is socks and underwear - they still believe! LOL! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks, I'm so happy you liked it! Happy swapping to you, too, and thanks so much for the heart. :)
Comment: What a lovely Magpie journal. You did a great job compiling it.Thanks so much I will treasure it. Warm regards noelene(elflady)
Response: Oh, hurray! I'm so glad it arrived safely, and that you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for the heart. :)
Comment: What a wonderful collection of in the garden supplies for a "junk" journal! everything was just beautiful, thank you so much :)
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, you were really fun to send to! :)
uhohbabyos rated for Major Washi Swap on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: Loved the washis
January rated for WIYM: Handmade Mini Quote "Journal" on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful and peaceful journal! You made a treasure, thank you so much.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it, I loved making it. Thanks for the heart! :)
Leekoba rated for LIST LETTER #2 - Dream Home on Oct 24, 2017
Comment: I also want a large garden! I love high ceilings as well, you have such pretty handwriting too! Thanks for the extras, happy Swapping!
Response: I'm glad you liked it, and thank you for the compliment and the heart. :) :) :)
MissMiniNinja rated for 15 Things I love about Fall! on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved reading your list!
loveualatte rated for junk journal supplies - Autumn on Oct 11, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome bits and pieces you put together for me. I loved it all ❤❤❤
Magenta3 rated for Ephemera Pack Sept: Autumn/Fall on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thanks!
Lablauri57 rated for 15 Things I love about Fall! on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: What cute stsmps,. Sounds like the both of us are ready to snuggle up with our blankie and hot drink
missyhope rated for LIST LETTER #1 - Awesome on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you!!! I especially loved the envelope!! You are so sweet to send all goodies too! Your letter was written so nicely and creatively. Thanks again!!!
Lablauri57 rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope Swap on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies and the note. Fun stuff, I really liked the purple theme. You did a lovely job.
Response: I'm glad you liked it, thank you for the rating and the heart! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely clippings and tons of extras! I especially love the moon stickers. Your envelope is gorgeous too! X
Response: You're very welcome, I'm so glad you liked everything! Thank you for the heart. :)
Comment: What a great package of items! Everything is beautiful! Thank you so much !
Response: You're very welcome! :) I'm so glad you liked it, and thank you for the rating.
Comment: How did I get so lucky to get another surprise from you. Your thoughtfulness shines through. Thank-you. And yes, the envelope image is brilliant.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! :)
candybeads rated for Angela & cs sticker sheet swap on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Loved.the kitties. So cute
Response: Wow, that got to you pretty fast! Glad you liked it and thanks again for setting it all up. :)

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