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grstamping
Date Joined: November 29, 2011
Last Online: June 14, 2018
Birthday: May 26
Country: Canada
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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!

Instagram

I am very active on Instagram. Come see me there: gale123.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the lovely pocket letter
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Comment: Very lovely cards. Thank you! The squirrel looks like he hasn’t skipped a meal ever! What a big squirrel!
Response: The squirrels here are the size of cats and they are just so beautiful especially the grey ones. I am happy you enjoyed the cards I made for you ;)
Nnyla rated for Fierce Woman: Photo Inspiration 2018 on May 20, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the fierce fish-slinging woman. She is pretty fierce. Thanks, too, for sharing all the details of the experience--makes blogging about her so much easier. LOL! Love the quote too!
Response: You are welcome my friend. I am happy you enjoyed your swap.
Mugsie rated for SS ~ Photo Book Marker! on May 2, 2018
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Comment: OH MY Gosh ~ that photo is the best! I love my book marker so much! Thank you so very much for an awesome swap and for joining in my swap! Kelly :)
Response: I am so happy you liked it. I took the photo in California. That bird I had never seen before, but so full of attitude don't you think? It was a fun swap for sure. Loved pairing photo and craft.
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Comment: Loved your cards!!! Thanks!!
Response: I am happy you enjoyed them.
Karmi53 rated for Handmade Card on Apr 4, 2018
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Comment: Wow thank you for a lovely card and extra too. Really well made love the joke too. Take care
Response: I am so happy you enjoyed your card. See you in the mail soon!
Nnyla rated for Valentine Editing Challenge on Feb 24, 2018
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Comment: I love the cards you made and can't wait to use them! I love the uber cute squirrel too. Beautiful swap! Thanks!
Response: You are welcome! See you in the mail soon!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and the awesome pens you sent me ❤✉🌷. I'm sorry the first envelope was torn during its trip to me 😔. The second one arrived safely and I would give you a hundred hearts if I could ❤❤❤
Response: You are so sweet! Thank you for being part of my swap. I am happy you enjoyed the mail ;)))
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Comment: THANK YOU THANK YOU ... I love my goodies!!!!
Response: You are welcome!!
midteacher rated for Winter Mayhem on Feb 16, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful note cards. I am also pushing myself to get outside, taking photo walks to manage the winter blues.
Response: You are welcome! Yes, this winter has tested my limit and thankfully I have a dog who forces me to go out ;)))
Nnyla rated for Talk a walk series – January on Feb 15, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for the "take a walk" photos. My, those birds and the squirrel are so wonderful to let you get up and close and personal! I love the photos and the beautiful--perfectly matched--card you wrote your note on. Thank you!!!
Response: I am happy you enjoyed the swap. There is more mail on the way.
eel rated for Valentine Card and Goodies on Feb 14, 2018
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Comment: ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ and a gazillion more... Thank you for the beautiful card...you are SO talented. cheers, eel
Response: You got it right on time for Valentine. That is awesome! I am happy you loved it. I was inspired ;)))
mrsD rated for Swap for Stationery Lovers on Feb 7, 2018
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Comment: Excellent swap! Love all the papers and notecards, and ribbons. thank you!
Response: You are welcome! I am happy you enjoyed it.
Hugsie86 rated for A Bookworms Letter-Only in Canada on Jan 19, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the bookworm letter. It was really fun to read. I have read "My Secret Sister" a few years ago. From what I remember, I think I enjoyed it. I wish you luck with your reading goals!
Response: Maybe I will start with that one. Thanks!
CrystalZ rated for December Mega Misc on Jan 9, 2018
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Comment: Gale if I could give more than a 5 and a heart I so would! Your generous package arrived to me today and I really appreciate that so many of the goodies you picked for me are profile specific! It is hard to pick a favourite item though....the owl paperclips are too cute, the sweet treats are right up my alley,the washi rolls were so generous, and all the tape squares will definately go to good use. Thank you so much for swapping and I look forward to seeing you in future swaps :)
Response: You are welcome. I am glad you enjoyed the package ;)))
Nnyla rated for Autumn Postcard or Notecard 2017 on Dec 16, 2017
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Comment: Love, love, love your autumn photo notecards! Thank you and thanks for joining in! Happy Holidays!
Response: You are welcome!
pinkrenegade rated for Nice To Meet You! ..edited.. on Dec 15, 2017
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Comment: Hi Gale ~ thank you for such a nice letter. what pretty stationery. It's hard to find Christmas stationery now, at least around here. Thank you for the great stickers too. Merry Christmas Gale!!
Response: You are welcome! I hope you has a great holiday season.
Conniegirl rated for Downton 1-2-3-4 - Canada/US on Dec 4, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much! I enjoyed your little letter and will write to you as soon as I can. Beautiful note cards and postcards. The photo card from Paris is my favourite. :)
Response: You are welcome! Paris is one of those places that leaves a lasting impression. In fact, when I was there, it was cold and I bought myself a long scarf. I wear it all the time now (winter is hitting us with incredibly cold weather) and it brings me back to happy times with my husband over there. We were so free and relaxed. Walked the streets for hours, looking at everything. I will be back one day sigh...
shtrqueen rated for Secret sisters on Dec 1, 2017
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Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely swap. I don't have that Smashbook and can't wait to use it. I'm having fun going through all of the stamps - what a wonderful bag full. You made my day. Happy Swapping!
Response: WOW that was fast delivery! I am happy you did not have the smashbook so hard to choose. I hope those stamps will be useful to you. They were from penpal mail.
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Comment: Thanks for the card! I have heard of Star Trek Discovery. Only the first episode was free to watch here, for the rest you have to pay for an extra service. Maybe I'll binge watch for one price when the whole season is out...
Response: Too bad you have to pay for the new Star Trek ;( the serie is really awesome. If you feel brain dead go check out The Orville. It is so bad I can’t stop watching it. LOL. Spoof of Start Trek - kind of...

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Comments

lou on May 22, 2018:

Happy Birthday Month from WIYM group!

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:)

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