Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2020 2:53 pm


Date Joined: July 28, 2008
Last Online: March 23, 2019
Birthday: September 21
Country: Canada
I've been published!
in this magazine...

About Me

I am very excited to be a member of swap-bot! I must say thanks to my friend in Toronto who told me about this neat site and that she gets mail almost every day - wow, who doesn't love mail! (Unless it's a bill, of course)

A little bit about me... well, I'm a French teacher by day, and I love speaking and writing in French and traveling to Paris, where I used to live for 3 years. I moved back to Canada when I realized the man that I was going to marry had been in my hometown waiting for me all along. (We've now been married for over 9 years and counting...and we now have 2 children, Johnny who is 4 years old and Naomi who is two.)

About my user name... "chou chou" is a term of endearment in French. It is the pet name I use when I talk to my little boy who is now 4 old. :) (It is pronounced "shoe shoe"!) I call my daughter "chouette".

Things that make me happy...

Eiffel Towers & anything & everything relating to Paris and France (my husband recently pointed out to me that there is some sort of Eiffel Tower in EVERY room in the house!)

My favorite craft is making handmade note cards! If you ever want to send me a handmade card, I'd love it! They always make me happy!

I have fun using my embossing heat gun and glittery powders on paper crafts to make things shiny and bright.

any type of sticker with French or different languages on them

the color pink- bright pink, blush pink, sparkely pink... all types of pink! I'm a very girly girl!

I love glitter, shimmer, sparkles and shine!

my brown lop-eared pet bunny named Nibbles! (she's almost 7) and anything with cute little bunnies on them

traveling all over the world (but I've only been France, England, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and some of the Northern U.S... I've certainly got a lot more to see!) I also like stamps and travel themed items

CUPCAKES - my most recent obsession, thanks to swap-bot... I'm like the cupcake monster! I also love to make and collect cupcake note cards, rubber stamps, stickers, ATCs, any paper craft with cupcakes! The kawaii style ones are super cute too.

I just discovered kawaii too! I like the pictures of food and objects with the little faces on them and I love kawaii letter sets.

Stationery and cute letter sets with matching envelopes - not so much a fan of solid color letter sets.

Quatchi! What's that you may ask? He's one of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic mascots! Go to http://www.vancouver2010.com/mascot/en/meet.php to see an adorable video all about him!

rubber stamping and anything involving "Stampin'Up!" which I just discovered and now I'm in a monthly card making group :)

Reading swap-bot profiles and doing my best to tailor the swaps I do to try to give you something that will make YOU smile! They also inspire me, and give me neat ideas, especially when I'm making ATCs.

My favorite holiday is Valentine's day, because there is so much pink everywhere, and Easter because there are cute bunnies galore!

Being neat, tidy and organized. I always try to package my swaps nicely and include a little note, and to do each one to the best of my ability. I love getting feedback on the swaps I send, and I try not to take it personally when I don't. (but, boy, it's hard to not take things personally when you put your little heart into it!)

starting to get into the Tim Holtz style and that distressed look

The Postcrossing project is now another new addiction

I love mail art and mail images like stamps and post markings (I figure that one is pretty obvious since I love mail, as do you I'm sure since you're on Swapbot!)

Baking makes me so happy, if anyone has and favorite recipes to share, I'd love to have them!

working out at the gym

Things that make me feel blah:

working out at the gym (yes, the fact that this in on both lists is not a mistake)

things with pictures of cats on them, or photographs of real animals (sorry!)

Disney decorated stuff, children's cartoon characters, Diddl

Mary Engelbreit & Anne Geddes items

Hello Kitty (but I like all other kawaii style characters!)

floral type patterns or any stationary with flowers on them (I can't stand to garden, and I don't like spending time outside in nature... I'm much happier in a bug free environment)

Victorian style things or lace


earth tones

negative people & complainers

Favorite Movies

When I'm not teaching or marking, or chasing after my kiddies, I'm usually watching a movie with my husband. We try to go to the movies at least once every couple of weeks. (I also keep a journal of all the movies I see or rent and rate them on a scale of 1 to 5!) Some of my favorite movies are Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, The Hurt Locker, No Country For Old Men, The Departed, Pixar films and I love foreign movies too.

Please, please, please...

I pride myself in ALWAYS sending my swaps out on time! If for some reason you haven't received something from me, please PM me before rating me. If it's lost in the mail, I'll resend it, but I recently got a 1 rating (it has since been resolved) but I was sad and upset about it for days... so please let me know if there is a problem.


Zanet rated for Sticker Swap-Sender's Choice on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: I am sorry to have to rate like this...but it has been really long time and even after your resending and reasuring I did not receive anything till this day. I hope you are all right since you have not been online for so long.
Kgoeldner92 rated for Sticker Swap-Sender's Choice on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the stickers :)
Lizard rated for POCKET LETTER INTERNATIONAL on Aug 27, 2015
Comment: Such a gorgeous pocket letter! Thank you for the cute goodies too. Happy swapping. ♥
seraphina rated for Washi Sample Swap on Aug 22, 2015
Comment: Thanks for all cute washi tapes.
gramsbuttonbox rated for Stash-Buster on Aug 21, 2015
Comment: Such a beautiful stash! I'd like to play on your craft table all day! Thank you for joining my swap, I hope you had FUN putting this together, and will receive some FUN and just as beautiful papers!
New2Swapping rated for Stash-Buster on Aug 18, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the happy mail :)
HennyPenny rated for Mixed Media Pocket Letter on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: Too bad I could not add another 8 hearts for your pocket letter, it was so fabulous! My kids almost killed each other for the big Canada stamp. Your pocket letter was incredible. The embossing is so beautiful. Love all the extras and the French theme. I could go on forever......truly incredible! Thanks, thanks, thanks!
jennifergordon rated for Washi Sample Swap on Aug 17, 2015
Comment: Thanks! What a great assortment and I love the extra :)
Comment: I'll send you a pm about this! :)
Comment: Thank you for the generous package!! I'm so happy to have received some Swap-Bot postcards! :)
AdelaideQuinn rated for Quote ATC x2 #6 on Aug 12, 2015
Comment: Beautiful ATCs! And thank you so much for thinking of my girls:) they love the stickers!!
Comment: Very nice swap, thanks so much!!
Response: you're welcome! :)
DecoPalace rated for ATCx3 Trade #2 on Mar 1, 2014
Comment: wonderful and I love how you sent them
mahlermail rated for PINK galore! #2 on Feb 24, 2014
Comment: Love the package -- cutest ATC's ever!
kittyfluffgal rated for * Kawaii Penpal & Surprise * on Feb 21, 2014
Comment: Wow! Thanks for the awesome swap! I love the letterset and other goodies. I'll write back soon :)
urbanguerilla rated for Create Magazine Envie + Letter on Feb 11, 2014
Comment: Thank you! :]
Comment: thank you for the lovely items and what a beautiful envie. You are really creative.. thank you so much.. :D
Response: Awwww.... Thanks!
Comment: Whoa - what a super cool and pretty envelope! Thank you so much, and thanks also for the thoughtful goodies inside said envelope! :D
Response: You're welcome! And thank you for the rating:)
Comment: Hi Kelly! Thank you so much for the awesome envie of goodies! I love everything - your bright, fun mail art, the beautiful card, the vintage stamps & the super cute mini envies filled with lovely bits! Great swap, thank you!! :-)
Response: Yay! I'm glad you liked it. Thank you for the rating!
smilesalot7 rated for ~Swap Me 2 ATCs~ on Feb 1, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the atcs and card.. :)
Response: You're welcome!

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joebob778 on Jan 30, 2014:

I love your screen name! So endearing, I love it! I actually though it was meant to be said 'chooo choo' like the train! Typical American I am, lol.

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