Swap-bot Time: August 7, 2022 8:21 pm


Date Joined: November 3, 2017
Last Online: October 5, 2020

Country: Canada
Catina's Randoms

About Me

September 2019 update- I am slowly getting back into swaps. I’m currently preparing to hike up to Everest Base Camp this November. I am pretty stoked about that.

Currently looking for pen pals from anywhere. I would like is for us to send 1 or 2 letters by snail mail a month ~~~Please note all my swaps come from a pet friendly and smoke free 🏑 ~~~ **Ratings: I have 3 3’s. None of which are from 2019. I received one of them because I didn’t ask enough questions about the swap and I sent NEW stuff for a magpie art journal swap so I didn’t meet the requirements. The other 2 I had no control over because I sent my items and then our postal system went on strike and they were a week late. I communicated with both individuals but was given that rating. **

I NEVER FLAKE ON MY SWAPS. Please contact me if there is an issue

I am a single mom of four. I teach mixed media art to children ages 6-12 years old and work at a community centre. I love writing and have published a couple of books. I won first prize for one of my poems a few years ago and had one of my stories published in Chicken Soup for the Soul. I also love art journaling and photography. I have 2 cats and a dog. Art journaling is my favorite.

I've been keeping a journal since I was 13.

Favorite Books

πŸ“š Authors I like... πŸ“š Stephen King πŸ“š L.M. Montgomery πŸ“š Charlotte Gray πŸ“š Patricia Cornwell πŸ“š Margaret Atwood πŸ“š Sylvia Plath πŸ“š Charles Dickens πŸ“š J.K. Rowling πŸ“š James Patterson

I am sure there are others I can't think of at this moment.

Favorite Movies

Some of my fav 🍿 πŸŽ₯ are: 🍿 Stand by Me Movie 🍿 Fried Green Tomatoes 🍿 A Christmas Carol 🍿 The Colour Purple 🍿 Gremlins 🍿 Anne of Green Gables 🍿 Goonies 🍿 One Magic Christmas 🍿 Scrooged (with Bill Murray) 🍿 Stand by Me 🍿 It (both versions)

Favorite Television

I like mostly πŸ“Ί crime shows such as Dateline, Law & Order and Criminal Minds. I watch TV while I crochet or write. I don't usually sit down and watch a specific show.

Favorite Crafts

My absolute favourite is art journaling. I have been doing it a few years now. I especially like things I find lying around, missing playing cards, using markers etc. I also put in stuff that I come across during my journey. For example if I go to a movie I will paste my ticket stub in my journal. Or if I get a really cool birthday card. My journal πŸ““ say a lot about me.

I also do a bit of crocheting. Mostly just scarves and baby blankets.

A Few Likes

πŸ““ I collect Cabbage Patch Kids from 1983-1985 πŸ““ Strawberry Shortcake πŸ““ Anything with anchors πŸ““ Harry Potter (Harry, Hagrid, Dobby) πŸ““ Vintage Looking items and items with lace πŸ““ Maps (for art journal) πŸ““ Anything vintage

Beverages - peppermint tea, hot chocolate and apple cider :)

And snail mail, of course I love snail mail!!!


πŸ’₯ I’m not a fan of reward or emoji stickers...

πŸ’₯ I don't have any allergies

πŸ’₯ Not a fan of glitter/sparkles

πŸ’₯ Tourist post cards

Wish List

πŸ—Ί Wish List πŸ—Ί -stamped paper tags 🌎 -vintage items to put in art πŸ““ (Lace, tea dyed paper, old photographs) -vintage πŸ“ paper **-vintage playing cards ♠️ I especially like travel themed ones and Coca Cola ones (I collect these) -tabs for journals/note books πŸ“– -mini stencils πŸ“š -mini art journal with a few pages done by you :) πŸ“–


milkiss rated for *Winter Care Package* on Jan 2, 2020
Comment: I finally received the package! It took a long time to arrive, so I thought the package was lost. Sorry about that and I enjoyed everything you put. Thanks for coordinating this awesome swap for winter. Happy new year!
Jess1991 rated for Christmas Advent - Canada on Nov 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you Catina! This was a fantastic swap and your advent calendar looks great! Can't wait until Dec to open it!
hibiscus rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 26, 2019
Comment: Great selection! Love the dogs and especially the Canadian scenes! Great swap... thank you so much!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the swap!
AliCrafter rated for Playing Cards Swap on Oct 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you for more cards! YAY!
Response: Welcome :)
Libertyjayne rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for cards and the extra ones! The bunny one is my favorite!
Response: Glad you liked them! I love the bunny!
taledo rated for Let's Trade 'Em #2 on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: thank you for the wonderful postcards
Response: Welcome.
xthemasonsx rated for Playing Cards Swap #2 on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: Tysm I loved all the cards πŸ’–πŸ’– they truly where so beautiful.
Response: Happy you like them!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post card. You are lucky to be able to celebrate your birthday in Harry Potter World. πŸ™‚
Response: It was really awesome!
Johanna51 rated for Let's Trade 'Em #2 on Oct 13, 2019
Comment: I received your postcards. Thank you
Response: Welcome.
diesel101 rated for Let's Trade 'Em #2 on Oct 10, 2019
Comment: thank you so much for the postcards, I love them all so much!
Response: Glad you liked them!
Comment: Great selection of cards ellecamino. I did not have any Halloween cards so very happy to receive one. All cards were awesome. Many thanks.
Response: I was so happy when I came across Halloween postcards. I couldn’t wait to share them.
ovenbernt rated for Note Card Swap on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: these notecards are gorgeous!
Response: Glad you like them :)
2Hearts rated for Just another Postcard swap on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: I loved the cards you sent! They made me giggle at the silliness of them!
Response: Awesome!
Comment: Third time you've gotten me as a partner for a postcard swap! I always appreciate your postcards! Thank you
Response: Lol. I know. Glad you like them.
loverofpostcards rated for Halloween Post Card on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: Welcome.
2Hearts rated for Eyes closed swap 23 on Oct 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the nice card!
Response: Welcome.
Comment: thank so much for the postcards!
Response: Welcome!
myancey rated for 3 Postcards in an Envelope #2 on Oct 4, 2019
Comment: Catina thank you so much for the collection u sent. I hope u have a good day
Response: I hope you have a good days as well and I'm glad you liked them!
Comment: I love the postcard, thanks!!!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Marykstaveness rated for Playing Cards Swap on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cards and the notecard!
Response: Welcome :)

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iheartushi on Dec 12, 2018:

Newbie Profile Fav Xmas Toy My favorite Christmas toy I received for Christmas was a little doll. Merry Christmas and have a nice day!

Jewelss2 on Dec 11, 2018:

Newbie Profile Fav X-mas Toy Hi Catina! It sounds like we have quite a few interests in common! Mixed media art, collecting Harry Potter, Criminal/Mystery television and books, stickers we don't like...lol! My most memorable Christmas Gift? The original Barbie Doll! So many years ago! I find it hard to believe that I am that old! 😊 I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Julie jewelss2

ellecamino on Nov 29, 2018:
RightNowIDontKnow on Nov 24, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #16

jessnewson98 on Nov 23, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #16

Hi hi Catina! I hope you have a lovely day! I also like(d) Care Bears, I mostly have all of my aunts care bears from when she was a kid - I also just found a care bear journal of mine that I used as a kid, it has some horrible drawings of all my pets.

Anyway,may you have a lovely Christmas!

x Jess

reauk on Nov 23, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #16

from reauk

Hello Catina its cold wet and freezing over here in England cant believe it will soon be Christmas time i love Christmas its my all time favorite holiday season take care

HushedKitty on Nov 22, 2018:


I'm just getting started with SwapBot and it's great to see a friendly profile! I'm so sorry for the loss of your grandmother -- that must have been so hard for you.

Mishi on Nov 22, 2018:

Newbie Friendly - Profile Hello #16

jaimierandolph on Nov 16, 2018:

Newbie Friendly-My Author Favs

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Dana78 on Nov 15, 2018:

Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #11

"A sweet friendship refreshes the soul" _Proverb 27:9

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