Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2017 1:49 am


Date Joined: November 29, 2011
Last Online: November 19, 2017
Birthday: May 26
Country: Canada

About Me


I really enjoy travelling with my husband, walking my dog, collecting rocks and shells at the beach (I have them all around the house on my windowsills), writing to my penpals, photography, and card making (using photos or rubber stamps). I have gone to India, USA, France, England, Costa Rica over the past 15 years! So many more places I would love to visit.

I love anything to do with gardening. It is therapy for me. I grow coneflowers, roses, and herbs (thyme, lavender, and sage). I have created a fairy garden in my backyard (in a pot). I would like to visit as many botanical gardens as possible in my lifetime - starting with Canadian ones.

I love animals, many of them in fact, but my heart flutters fast for birds. I enjoy watching the feeder and writing to my pals. It inspires me.

My favorite times of year are Spring, Fall, and Halloween. I think that birthdays are very important too.

I am a fan of old rock bands, music from the 80's, Star Trek: Voyager, Pipi Longstockings, and Ann of Green Gables. I watch Hawaii 5-0 and Blue Blood, and any shows related to unlikely animal friendships.

I LOVE Tom Hanks, John Travolta, Channing Tatum, Morgan Freeman, and Denzel Washington, Melissa McCarthy, Romy Schneider, JLo. I am a big movie buff. I try to go to the movies as often as I can. I Love being at the theatre and forget about the real world for two hours.

I swap for fun...

The type of swapper I am

If you do not get my items or it does not seem to fit the swap, please let me know and I will gladly resend

If you are missing a rating from me, let me know ASAP. Life is busy with long work hours and many other family duties.

If I do not get your swap item, I will contact you first to give you the opportunity to resolve.

If you send me a pm to let me know you will mail after the deadline, I will rate the swap and not how quick it gets here.

I get larger packages weighted at post office. Regular mail is dropped in a box near my home. The mail lady does not always pickup on Friday or Monday so I try to drop the mail at an outlet when possible. The date stamp on the envelope does not always reflect when the mail left my hands. With the postal service, I have learned to be patient!

I often send my swaps on the deadline date. I am naturally slow.

I will give you a heart for work well done and for a complete swap. Extras are welcome, but sometimes less is better.

What I like

I like notecards, rhinestones, pens, postcards, and lined writing paper. I have a serious addiction to Sharpies!!! I also appreciate photos of birds and flowers taken by you.

I love Zentangle and learning new patterns. I haven't had the time to commit to this art.

I collect mint stamps (souvenir sheets) and postcards showing nature, animals, trees, butterflies, birds, cartoons. I love post cards from Zazzle and MAXI cards! I don't enjoy multi views.

I love elephants, giraffes, panda and polar bears, owls, turtles, whales, sea horses, planes, butterflies, Bernese Mountain Dogs, fairies and cute gothic images.

Teas: I like teas from the company Teavana. I enjoy anything with ginger and bold fruit flavors. I am not a big tea drinker, but when I have a tea, I look for comfort. My morning always start with coffee!

Flaked by and other troubles

@demismummy - She had a double profile: missamminorth.

@Treksek -Flaked me on Christmas Decorated Envelope-international

@nachtsonne - flaked me on my own swap -Book Club-Twisted

Notecard Swap #6 - no rating from @jeanjeanie

RESEND to @pimbot ->Happy happy mail teabags #10 -never rated me nor acknowledged she received my swap.

Prick and Stitch Handmade Card - Easter - no rating from @pandabee This card took me 5 hours to make.

A Journal and a Pen - I was not rated by @bearingitallreno She has not responded to my PMs or emails and she has not logged on since March 17/2014. This is sad considering the swap was expensive for me.

I have sent the swap "Let's Swap Happy Mail-new Edition" to @momtoanimals on August 21, 2014, but it was returned to me as "unable to forward". Carissa has not logged on since August 3rd and she has not replied to my message. I will wait for her to get back to me before I resend the package.

The type of Host I am

I will angel if you are flaked in my swaps. I create swaps that I can angel.

I welcome private swaps.

I reserve the right to ban a participant that does not meet my requirements. I try to protect participants to my swaps the best I can by being vigilant with reading profiles and checking ratings.

I require recent activities on the profile. If you have not been on Swapbot for a long time, please contact me first before joining.

I request well filled profiles. No need to complain or send me nasty PM. If you are taking the fun out of MY swap, you will be banned and blocked.

I wish people stopped asking me to create USA only swap. I don't live in the USA and can't do it.

If you do not like these rules, please create your own swaps!


Fabriqueen rated for Letter Writing Supplies Swap on Nov 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome items you sent. I love the stationary and the owl paper clips and the tags and... well, all of it! Great swap! Hugs, Diane
Response: I am really happy you enjoyed the swap!
midteacher rated for "One Perfect Rose" on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Beautiful photograph of the rose! There is something about capturing raindrops on rose buds that pulls at my heart strings.
Response: I feel the same and always return to the same place because the smell is incredible. Thankfully one rose bloom holding on to life in my garden.
Karmi53 rated for Supplies by color on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: Wow Gale great orange stuff thanks l can use them for sure love them all thanks a lot. Happy Halloween to you. take care
Response: I am happy you enjoyed the swap. Hopefully it will spark some creativity!
jeufr27 rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Great instagram account
Response: Thank you
sakura15 rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 15, 2017
lemooon rated for Me-Time in an Envelope Swap on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! <3 I've never seen the hand gel. ;) Thanks again!
Response: I am happy you enjoyed the swap.
mariewilliams810 rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for visiting and the lovely comments.
Response: You are welcome!
animal87x rated for Visit me on instagram on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the love!! <3
Comment: Your PL is awesome!!! :D The Fishy Friends are adorable and you colored them wonderful! Thank you so much for this little piece of art! And thanks for the goodies, too! :)
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed my pocket letter. I wanted to watercolour so bad, but I am also new at it. Thank you for the great feedback!
Karmi53 rated for Bookmarker / Note on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you love the bookmark and l checkout those books. Take care
Response: You are welcome!
secretterrabite rated for WIYM: Summer Scavenger Hunt on Sep 21, 2017
Comment: Great collection of stuff :-) So bizarre to have a cinema ticket from Canada, it's going straight in my art journal. Thank you so much for the huge effort in finding cool items :-)
Response: You are welcome. I am happy you can use something from my mail. I am not familiar with art journals but it is great I can add a little bit to yours.
pinkrenegade rated for TAlk About your Town or City on Aug 28, 2017
Comment: Hi Gale ~ what a nice letter descriptive letter. The pictures you sent are beautiful and it seriously makes me wish I could be thee for a while. Your Fall season looks spectacular. and don't I wish I was so close to 3 great chocolate stores! Purdy's just came to one of our malls this past weekend. We have a stand alone Lindt store that takes 40 minutes to drive to...next to Ikea. Worth the drive!
Response: I am happy you enjoyed my swap. Chocolate is worth a drive anytime!!!
guinstar rated for 3 Sticker Sheets on Aug 15, 2017
Comment: I love what you sent!! Thanks for the awesome washi too! And I LOVE the cute mice Halloween sheet!! I've been thinking about halloween a lot lately for some reason! Haha thanks again!
Response: I am really happy you enjoyed what I sent.
SabrinaDeeBerry rated for WIYM: Pen Pal Adventures I on Aug 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and wooden bird tag! I'd love to visit Hawaii as well. Did you get to see the new Planet of the Apes yet? I like the new versions. Happy swapping, and apologies for the late rating. (。◕‿‿◕。)
Response: I am happy you enjoyed the swap and YES I saw the new Planet of the Apes movie. I am a BIG fan can’t help it ...
reader44ever rated for WIYM: Book Review and Bookmark on Aug 1, 2017
Comment: Thank you for sharing such a nice letter - with one and a half book reviews! - and such a beautiful bookmark, Gale! I haven't ever read any of Nicholas Sparks' books, as if I read romance I need it to be romantic suspense. And aren't his books more along the lines of just being contemporary love stories? But I enjoyed hearing about that one you shared with me. :-) That Jeffrey Deaver book you were reading sounds more like it would be up my alley. What did you think of it? I hope it had a satisfactory ending! Also, audiobooks are great, and I too have read a bit more thanks to them. But unfortunately, I don't work, so don't have a commute, and listening just at home is problematic for me. (Too many distractions!) Thank you for sharing! :-)
Response: I am still working on the Jeffrey Deaver book because I got distracted by another book. LOL I will need to create another swap so we can talk about it!!!
metammi123 rated for Scavenger Hunt - July on Jul 21, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful package to open MADE MY DAY ... Thank you ... I was really having one of those days and receiving your mail was perfect ... I used the stamps right away and created some art AGAIN Thank you ...
Response: I am happy it made your day. I also find much joy in these type of swaps. Have a great creative day!!
krspellman rated for WIYM: PocketLetter - your country on Jul 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the great pocket letter! I've had a lot of different things happen around me regarding Canada lately, just coincidental connections here and there, plus I'm reading the mystery books set in Canada by Louise Penny...so I thought it was pretty cool my pocket letter is Canadian. Perfect! I love it, thank you!!
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed it. I haven't done many of them, but since it is Canada 150 anniversary, I was very excited to go back to my craft room and create something for you.
lou rated for SS: Photo Notecards: Q2 2017 on Jul 3, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the note and the adorable kitty postcards - your photo cards are fantastic, I love them all, I am not sure I will be able to ever use them (maybe to my mom to keep them in the family)! Missed you lots!!
Response: Thank you so much Lou. It was a pleasure preparing mail for you again. Thankfully the computer keeps pairing me with you so I can spoil you from time to time.
Comment: Thank you so much for this lovely letter and all the goodies inside. I will reply soon
Response: You are very welcome. It was my pleasure preparing the swap for you.
Wildchild rated for Spring letter swap on Jun 15, 2017
Comment: Hmmm I'll have to get my hubbie to take my your way one of these days sounds like a great place to visit
Response: If you want to visit the Oshawa Botanical Garden I could me you there

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lou on May 1, 2017:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

miablancs on Apr 7, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Canada. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Everyone in this group are officers so that we can all create swaps. If you would like to help out more than that and become a group founder please let me know Thank you and Happy Swapping

dartha on Apr 7, 2017:

Thank you so very much for the awesome surprise I received today - you really didn't need to Gale, but I do LOVE them!!! The Canadian stamps are so much cooler than ours and of course I love snoopy :). If there is ever a US stamp you want please just ask. Thank you -thank you - thank you, darla

AEK7300 on May 26, 2015:

Happy Birthday! Many wishes to you...

AEK7300 on Apr 1, 2015:

Welcome to Bird Lovers Group - BLoG!

shellsajerseygirl on Dec 29, 2014:

Thank You for swapping with me. Your shots are always the best =)

Tina78 on Oct 25, 2014:

Already have got two lovely letters for " months of mail october" Thank you!

bbsporty on May 26, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

TereDiane1954 on Mar 15, 2014:

Hi, welcome to Color and Light! Come on by the group and check out our swaps--and a fun RAK!--and get to know us:)

PukeFacedFreak on Dec 4, 2013:

Thank you for joining My Drunk Penpal.

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