Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2019 12:24 am


Date Joined: January 4, 2017
Last Online: August 1, 2018
Birthday: September 14, 1979
Country: Canada

About Me

If anyone is interested in why I left swap bot you can check out my 1 star review...To all the rest of you, thank you! November 10 update My sweet little kitty has developed health issues which resulted in a lot of extra care and some very expensive vet bills. Until things settle down I'm going to have to leave swap-bot for a while. I am working on sending out my last few swaps this week and hope to be back soon! Thank you for being such a wonderful, supportive group, and for all the happy mail sent my way over the past year 😁 Happy swapping!!!

I am so excited to have found this site and I can't wait to swap fun stuff with you!!!

I live in London, ON, Canada with my partner of 14 years and my 2 orange kitties, Hazard and Mulligan. I love to cook and try new foods and there is very little that I don't like with the exception of cilantro (which tastes like soap). Also, I am allergic to dairy :(. I will read just about anything I can get my hands on but I really enjoy historical and paranormal romance, graphic novels, fantasy and science fiction. Some of my favourite authors are Douglas Adams, Amanda Quick and Ray Bradbury.

I enjoy many crafts including knitting, crocheting, sewing and scrapbooking. I really like vintage items and images and have recently discovered how to make junk journals and altered books using old books. This newfound hobby led me to this site in the hopes of swapping for some interesting and unique items to add to my homemade journals. Anything goes really but I like all things halloween, steampunk, Alice in Wonderland, zentangles, and homemade. I hate buying things that I can learn to make myself (but don't worry, I'll only send you homemade things if you like them too :).

I like to kayak, hike, garden and love being outside in almost all kinds of weather.

**A note about shipping: Because Canada Post has been known to be slow I will always try to send your swap as soon as possible after receiving your address. Handmade items may take all the time I'm allowed (up to and including the final day but never beyond!) for inspiration to strike though 😊. Just know that I will put a lot of thought into making it something I think you'll love ❤️❤️❤️ And I hope it'll be worth the wait. As with most people I will mark it as sent when I drop it off at the post office or in the postbox but it won't be post-marked until the next business day if I arrive past the postal cut off time (or in many cases, not at all - most of my Canadian mail comes either untouched or with the stamp scribbled on in pen 😳). If you don't receive it within a reasonable (international) time, please let me know and I will be happy to resend :)

***Feel free to package swaps together if you have me for more than 1 swap at the same time. As long as it's clear which swap is which, if you can save on postage costs please do!!!

Favorite Movies

The Martian

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Princess Bride

My Fair Lady

Pride and Predjudice

The Nightmare Before Christmas


Dark Crystal


Despicable Me

The Sword in the Stone

Star Wars saga

Favorite Books

The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy


Pride and Predjudice

Atlas Shrugged

Soulless, The Dresden Files, Kate Daniels series

From Hell

Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, P D James

Animal Farm



Breakfast of Champions

The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Eddings The Belgariad and Mallorean series, older Feist (not that I don't like newer, just haven't read yet)

Children's fantasy: Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, The Once and Future King, The Prydain Chronicles, Harry Potter, fairy tales of all types :)

Favorite Television



Once Upon a Time

How I Met Your Mother



Doctor Who


White Collar

Favorite Crafts


Junk Journals/Altered Books



Beading - although I used to make jewelry, now I mostly just make decorative zipper charms for my sister's sewn creations (wallets, pouches, etc.)

Favourite Animals




Sea Creatures, especially octopuses 🐙


Neon colours/most things 80's

Chamomile tea

Religious messages/images (sorry - no offense meant to those that like them!)

"Girly" images - high heels, lipstick, etc unless they are vintage or of the 50's pin-up variety


Although I'd be happy with just about anything, a few items I would love to receive are:

Washi tape - I have a very small collection and would love to add to it. No size is too small! Even a few inches used on an envelope is saved/added to my junk journals.

Stamps - of either the postage or scrapbook images variety. For stamped images: I don't care what kind of ink it was stamped with and am ok with any colours - I like variety. For postage stamps: I don't "collect" them, I just really like them. I don't care if they're perfect - they can be bent, torn, on paper, off, heavily post marked, whatever. I'm just using them for crafting and I think all these things add character!

Punched or die cut items - out of scrapbook paper, book pages, old maps, anything really.

Everything mushroom!!! I ❤️ 🍄

Items from your hometown/country - ie postcards**, recipes, stamps, dairy-free candy. Part of the reason I'm here is to experience a little bit of the rest of the world, whether through craft supplies, pictures on postcards, or favourite recipes. I studied Foods and Nutrition in school and one of my favourite classes was Food and Culture where for each lab we would choose a culture and create a potluck of dishes to try 🍔🌮🍝🍱🥐🍣☕️🍽. Best lab ever!!! Definitely beat organic chemistry 😂

Any ephemera, doilies (paper or crochet), tags, ribbon, lace, beads, different paper clips, etc for embellishments; Graphic 45 and October Afternoon are particular favourites for scrapbook papers.Tim Holtz is also usually good - I love grungy, steampunk or mixed media type of papers but also love to be taken out of my comfort zone and find uses for things I don't usually use.

Paper napkins/tissue paper with interesting designs or various images for decoupage - vintage fashion, pretty flowers, etc. If sending napkins, feel free to peel away the blank layers and just send the printed ply to save on postage. I usually only use the blank layers as actual napkins anyway 😉

Playing cards with designs/pictures on either side; new or vintage - I love them all.

I enjoy coffee (sometimes flavoured but always black and unsweetened) and most teas, especially Earl Grey and English Breakfast. I prefer my chocolate dark and smooth (but it has to be dairy free - that means whey, modified milk ingredients, etc).

Also, as a special request, my partner collects craft beer coasters - the compressed paper ones like they use in bars - and would be super excited to get one of your local brews 😁😍

**I'd prefer my postcards naked - my favourite part is the message! But, that being said, I'd take a blank one too :)


BusyB rated for junk journal supplies - Thanksgiving on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Orginal rating was aproximately January 2018.Very disappointed. I'm a good swapper, been swapping here a long time and hate having to be put in the position to rate like this. After sending and then a resend I still have not received either envelope. Thanksgiving is now over but if I receive my swap from you I will gladly change your rating to a 5. :( Update: August 1st, 2018, got a nasty gram in my inbox today with a response. I don't like drama or lies! I reread our correspondence and I was not passive aggressive at any time. Your messages did not include date of a resend let alone a third time. Do you have proof of any time you sent? Furthermore in a message you stated you undestood why I rated like I did and that the Canadian post was all over the news because of missing and delayed mail. You also stated you were not on swap bot any longer because you were having a hard time juggling your studies with swapping. It's all in the archived messages swap bot keeps. After looking at your recent ratings I can see you had a few resends and late ratings.
Response: We are both disappointed. As you can see from my swap history, I am also a good swapper. I sent this swap 3 TIMES!!!! Yet you didn't receive a single one of them? Seriously!?! No one put you in the position to rate 1 but you. You could have chosen to get over it. You could have assume the best about someone who doesn't have a history of flaking. You could have believed me when I said I sent you a package, and a resend, and another resend. But you didn't. You sent me passive aggressive messages about the postal service instead. And now I have left swap bot because of you. If people like you are going to ruin the experience then I'm done but I hope you try to be a little more considerate with your future partners.
greygooselime rated for JJJ: Send 6 CANDY/TREATS on Mar 18, 2018
ToujoursMoi rated for Paint me a postcard #2 on Dec 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty card and for the effort you put into resending this swap. 💕
Hsing rated for Major Washi Swap on Nov 26, 2017
Comment: Dear Sara, Thank you so much for the washi swap! It is so thoughtful of you to include so many thing tapes ^^ I al so enjoy the postcard you sent me as well! Happy Holidays! --Jess
Comment: Ty, I love the butterflies!
shtrqueen rated for 100 Grams of Ephemera on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Oh what a smile you put on me today. I absolutely love the owl wallet - it's so special. Everything was my style and I'm so pleased. I hope your cat is doing better and that you're having a good day. Happy Swapping!
shtrqueen rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Nov 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely envelope of goodies. I adore the book postcard and the typewriter card. I can't wait to use everything. Have a great day! Happy Swapping!
2bneat rated for 30 gram Envelope #5 on Nov 15, 2017
Comment: I love this swap, thank you for everything. Happy Swappin.
dodie rated for junk journal supplies - Halloween on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: thanks for the cute thing you sent me. I will use it very soon... I want to make a halloween flipbook for one of my penpal :)
Dibrittain rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA/CANADA on Oct 19, 2017
Comment: Can't wait to open it. It came a few days ago. I just have not been on the computer. I love the paper. So excited to see what is in each day. Thanks for sending.
2bneat rated for Pretty Things in an Envelope on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: You've obviously consulted my profile when you put these pretty things in an envelope for me. From the calligraphy address and note to the teas and clear stamps - everything is appreciated and will be used. Thank you for this special swap.
dartha rated for junk journal supplies - Autumn on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much Sara for all the wonderful Autumn goodies. Will be so nice in my junk journals. thank you, darla
Suncloud rated for Summer Fairytale on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap and all the generous goodies you included. It made my day.
CrystalZ rated for junk journal supplies - Christmas on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas goodies! I look forward to using them in future swaps and on future projects :)
Candace rated for Reading Challenge 2017-September on Oct 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
ThePaperLetterBlog rated for Handmade Gift Tags on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sending the tags to me, on time! You sent some extra, for which you will get the heart. Also, I like the personalised note you added!
Comment: Thank you for the great soup recipe. I love soups!.. and I will definitely make this one. Also thank you Sara for all the extra recipe cards, washi tape, and the rest. I really like everything. ♥
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies! Will make some fun cards for my mom. Thanks for sending from Canada!
sperkows rated for Stamp me cute LITTLE things on Sep 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you, for the cute stamped things, I enjoyed them very much!

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CurlyTea on Sep 14, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Mayflower52 on Sep 13, 2017:

Good night,

I wish you a splendiferous birthday tomorrow!

isabellasnow on Sep 5, 2017:


rngstgstll on Jun 12, 2017:

Welcome to AMOPWBFS! Consider yourself franked :)


doulakk on May 8, 2017:

Welcome to the Manic Magpies group!

bbsporty on Mar 11, 2017:

Handmade Postcard Club

WayUpInAlaska on Jan 6, 2017:

Hiya! Welcome to Swap-Bot!

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