Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2019 6:22 pm


Date Joined: November 3, 2017
Last Online: March 13, 2019

Country: Canada
Catina's Randoms

About Me

December 26, 2018-Love swap bot. The majority of bots are absolutely amazing. However there are a few that have ruined it for me. For that reason I am taking a break from swap bot. I will send out and participate in the awesome swaps I am currently signed up for and will keep in touch with those bots I've become friends with. Thanks

Love getting mail and sending stuff out. It's like Christmas all year around!

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 3 cats and a dog. Art journaling is my favorite.

I've been keeping a journal since I was 13 years old so its been over 3 decades. I have quite the collection now!

Favorite Books

I like variety when it comes to books.

Instead of naming the books, I will name some of the authors I like: *Stephen King *L.M. Montgomery *Charlotte Gray *Patricia Cornwell *Margaret Atwood *Sylvia Plath *Charles Dickens *J.K. Rowling *James Patterson

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

Favorite Movies

Some of my fav movies are: *Stand by Me *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 crime shows such as Dateline, Law & Order and Criminal Minds. I watch TV while I am crocheting, writing in my journal or folding laundry. 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 washi tape and 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. So my journals say a lot about me. Some people say I suffer from "Stationary Sickness" and I am okay with that. That's the truth!

I also like painting and drawing and photography. I have had a couple of my own solo art shows and have sold over a dozen pieces but have just been into art the last couple years. Although I haven't created any new pieces in almost a year. I've been busy raising the kids, focusing on my writing and keeping balance using my art journal.

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

A Few Likes

*I collect Cabbage Patch Kids from 1983-1985 *Care Bears *Strawberry Shortcake *Owls, anchors, turtles *Bookmarkers *Harry Potter (Harry, Hagrid, Dobby) *Anchors, owls, turtles *Vintage Looking items and items with lace *Used Stamps (to put in my art journal) *Stickers *Maps (for art journal) **current absolute fav is anything vintage

I love art journals, especially hand made :) I like both lined and blank. โค๏ธ

Beverages -I like mint tea, peppermint tea, lemon, hot chocolate, different favourite flavors of hot chocolate and apple cider :)

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

Hey you, thanks for stopping by! Just remember you are awesome!


  • Although I like stickers I am not a fan of stickers that are emoji's, reward stickers or food stickers.

  • solid coloured notecards (I prefer ones with an image/print)

  • plastic coloured tape (I guess its fake washi?)

*I don't have any allergies

Wish List

Wish List -art journaling supplies -stamped paper tags -vintage items to put in art journal (Lace, tea dyed paper, old photographs) -love book marks (i don't mind hand made) -paper empherma


matt319 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much!!
Comment: Thank you for the nice Peanuts card. Sorry for the delay on rating.
Dana78 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Mar 8, 2019
9O96O rated for Email Questions Swap No. 3 - Movies on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks Catina. Glass looks interesting. I've added it to my IMDB list of movies to watch.
earthnk rated for Email Questions Swap No. 3 - Movies on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
glitterandlace rated for Wax Seal-Note Card Int'l on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Very lovely wax seal! I loved this swap, I had never received a seal on a swap before
Kraftylady777 rated for Sticker Swap on Feb 10, 2019
dcp0112 rated for Wax Seal-Note Card Int'l on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the card with wax seal, not one that I have already so it was nice to receive it. Have a great day!
Response: Awesome. I'm glad :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card and stationery.
Response: Welcome :)
mrsD rated for Sticker Swap on Jan 24, 2019
Comment: great stickers! thanks a bunch!! xo
Response: Glad you liked them. All the best.
RNRISLOVE rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great London double decker card.
Response: Welcome!
Comment: Dear Catina! Thank you for your card.
Response: Welcome.
jennylee60 rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card. I love flower fairies! They are the best
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for your letter! <3 A somewhat rambling response is in the post... :-)
Response: Canโ€™t wait to read it!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome glittery Peanuts card! Thank you for the letter set! Happy New Year to you!
Response: Welcome. Glad you liked it.
Comment: Thanks for the post card. Sorry for delay in rating. Yours was another card which spent Christmas and New Year in the sorting office!
Response: No worries. I know mail takes awhile sometimes. All the best in 2019.
Comment: Best wishes for a very very happy 2019!!! Loved the stationary and the Snoopy card; that was so cute, loved it!!
Response: Love Snoopy-always makes me smile. Glad you liked it :)
LoveThis rated for Ratings Booster Postcard Swap #19 on Jan 3, 2019
Comment: thankyou very much for the amazing card :)
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! ๐Ÿ˜Š 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

  1. Danielle Steel

  2. R. L. Stine

  3. Beverly Lewis

  4. Lynn Austin

  5. Mary Ellis

Dana78 on Nov 15, 2018:

Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #11

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

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