Swap-bot Time: August 22, 2017 1:26 pm


Date Joined: January 4, 2017
Last Online: August 22, 2017
Birthday: September 14, 1979
Country: Canada
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About Me

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 :)


mrsD rated for 30 gram Envelope #3 on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: oh my gosh - THANK YOU!! what a lovely swap you sent - the handmade cards are all so beautiful, and the wonder woman items totally made my day. Cant wait to use them all. You rule!! merci merci merci xo
Response: I'm glad you liked them! It was fun to make it all 😁 especially since I'm dying to see the new movie - it looks so good!
Comment: I've just received your resend letter, thank you!
Response: I'm so happy it arrived and in under a month 😁
ladyfluorspar rated for 30 gram Envelope #3 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you, will definitely go into my junk journal! That tag with pockets was very creative. <3 I also LOVE the stamped images on the envelope, you can also stamp those die cuts, that would be a nice piece!
Response: I'm glad you liked it 😊
Fabriqueen rated for Stamp me cute LITTLE things on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute little images! Hugs, Diane
Response: I'm glad you liked them and thanks for the hugs 😊
LizzyJo rated for JJJ: Send 6 Maps, Menus and/or Music on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice variety of maps & music themed items.
Response: You're welcome. Sorry, no menus. I only had pizza flyers but they aren't as much fun, lol.
Artstamper rated for JJJ: Send 6 Heads, Eyes or Hands on Aug 7, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the lovely things you sent. I will use them all. Love the hand paperclips!
Response: Me too! There were feet as well but it didn't fit the theme 😁 I was kind of surprised to find them at the dollar store...
Wooper rated for junk journal supplies - insects on Aug 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for all these great goodies! Nice selection :3
Response: I'm glad you liked it! This was a harder theme to find things for - and of course I found more after I sent it out 🙄. Definitely need to organize my craft stuff better, 😁
Comment: love it. great book and a pretty good movie too!
Response: Thank you! All this talk made me want to reread then I realized I lent it out and never got it back 😭. Good excuse for hitting up the used bookstores, lol.
Comment: Thanks for the card--love the sign with the post office motto. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I started placing the letters then realized I wouldn't have room for the last few words but at least it ended at a good spot so it still worked 🤗
pinkrenegade rated for Scavenger Hunt - July on Jul 27, 2017
Comment: Using those little sticky notes to describe which scavenger choice you did choose, is so cute. Thank you so much for the note cards, postcards and recipe cards. A great swap, Sara! ♥
Response: I'm glad you liked it 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for all the thoughtful goodies you sent to me.. I love all the stamps! I also can use the fabric in a new project I'm working on. Nice!! Have a great summer.
Response: I'm glad you can use the fabric and that you liked the stamps 😀 I hope your summer is fantastic too!
mgallardo68 rated for WIYM: Handmade Bookmark Swap on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: BEAUTIFUL gift!! It is stunning work ♥♥ Thank you so much for the postcards too!! I hope, hope I can get to be your receiver again ;-)
Response: I'm so glad it finally made it!!! And I'm glad you liked it. I tried my best to keep the cat hair out but it was like my cats sensed I didn't want them around so stuck to me like glue while I was working on the bookmarks, lol 😼😸
dally rated for junk journal supplies - dogs on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the great selection of pupper goodies Sara. I was in the same boat; I didn't realize how much more cat stuff I have compared to dog until it came to these swaps, lol. It's awesome your sis is moving to NS; if you get a chance to go to Cape Breton again, go in the fall. The Highlands are AMAZING in the fall, <3
Response: Fall is my favourite season. I'll have to come see 😍 I'm glad you liked the puppies 😁
kacka rated for Writing paper swap on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: thank you or all the selection:)
Response: You're welcome. I'm so glad it arrived! I had almost given up hope 😀
mb58ca rated for Quickie : 4-4-U - July on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Sara, awesome things in that envelope! Love the wrapper. Creatively done. Love the stickers, clips, postits, and PCs. Thanks for joining :)
Response: Thank you! I love the roses tissue paper so was glad to have a chance to use it. It's nice to have Canadian swaps where I don't have to worry about every mm!
canadarosebud rated for Cheshire cat and White Rabbit on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Love the cards and goodies
savannahmay222 rated for The Seasons Junk Journal on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Love th cover so much love the stars. Thanks for the dedicated staining techniques.
Response: Yay, I'm so glad it arrived! I'm always so worried when I mail a journal that it will go missing and all that effort will be lost 😱. Then the relief when it arrives, safe and sound, makes the worry seem silly... 😊 Have a great summer!
CraftyCathy31 rated for Pick 6, send 3 on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for a fabulous swap! I love it all, especially all the ROSES, just for me!🌹🌹🌹💖💋
Response: I love roses, all flowers really, too 😁. I'm glad you liked it!
marianne81 rated for Stamped Images for Paper Crafts on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the beautifull stamped images and I just love those Crazy cat stamps from Tim Holtz!
Response: Those cats are my favourite 😀. I'm glad you liked them!

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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:

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WayUpInAlaska on Jan 6, 2017:

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