Swap-bot Time: November 19, 2018 5:03 am


Date Joined: November 3, 2017
Last Online: November 18, 2018

Country: Canada
Catina's Randoms

About Me

A couple of low ratings explained: In April 2018 of this year my grandmother unexpectedly passed away, two weeks before I was to visit (we are in different cities). It obviously broke my heart but the guilt at not booking a trip to see her a little sooner kept eating away at me. It still does. After she passed away I owed 4 swaps and did not follow through so was given 1's. I completely deserved them. About six weeks ago I came across a bunch of stuff I had received from different members of swap bot and realized how much I missed it and how I wanted to send out the swaps I owed. I contacted the members and arranged to make it up to them and I did. I followed through and sent what needed to be sent. Because it took me so long to send them I currently have (I did have 4 # 1's but have been working to repair my ratings and making progress) 1 #3 and 1 #1 . The #1 rating will hopefully change to a #3 once they receive it. 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. ❀️

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


jessnewson98 rated for Newbie Friendly-My Author Favs on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your list! I hope you have a wonderful week!
monsbrick rated for You've Got Mail #2 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sending this swap.
Response: Thanks πŸ™ˆ
Dana78 rated for Newbie Friendly-My Author Favs on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing.
Jewelss2 rated for Post on Profile-Fav Holiday Food on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your favorites! Julie
LizH rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #11 on Nov 13, 2018
Comment: Beautiful verse. I will add it to my prayer journal tonight. Thank you
Dana78 rated for Newbie Friendly - Profile Quote #11 on Nov 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your quote.
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Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Hey! Thank you for your lovely message! Have a great day!
Comment: Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself, it's nice to see how much we have in common with someone we've never met. I have to admit, I'm envious of those that get to travel, I have this wanderlust bug but it's not in plans to go explore; I hope to visit Japan and Alaska some day, but for now, we enjoy the local sites, life is so rich with history with places to see all around us if we just take a look around....thanks again for sharing, happy swapping.
steffelchen rated for You've Got Mail #2 on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: I got your letter today. Thank you for sending it finally. :)
CassandraP rated for You've Got Mail #2 on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: I received your letter today! Thank you for sending it :)
Response: Thank You!
ToujoursMoi rated for It'll Be Okay #4 on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card
Chrissiemeade85 rated for Happy Mail-April 2018 on Jun 9, 2018
ambwilcox rated for MJS: Spring Themed Magpie Journal on May 12, 2018
Comment: Nothing yet received a month after deadline, and no response to message sent almost two weeks ago. Hope all is well. Will gladly re-rate once I receive.

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Newbie Friendly- Profile Bible Verse #11

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

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Peace Begins With A Smile. -Mother Teresa

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Newbie Friendly -Profile Quote #11

"There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends"_Jane Austen

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Sugar cookies are my favorite holiday treat

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A Christmas Story

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Hello Canada!

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.

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