Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2019 2:51 am


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: July 21, 2019
Birthday: July 1, 1958
Country: Canada
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ABOUT THE THREE'S: I was late on an email swap. Kind of bummed that a late electronic swap ruined over 1,000 stellar swaps. Rules are rules I guess. Just keep in mindβ€”I never flaked; I was just late.

If you prefer blank postcards in swaps, join my group "Postcard Stashers" that deals with swaps requiring blank postcards only.

1) Even if there's a note or paper inside, please put the swap name somewhere on the envelope, too.
2) If choices are allowed, my postcard preference is blank in an envelope.

I am an avid reader (by heart), romantic (by nature), 60 (by years alive), French (by design), Canadian (by birth), Ontario (by residency), engaged (by choice), Pentecostal/born-again (by faith) and loved (by God and all who know me).

I am also a freelance editor, writer, and founder of Halcyon Days Magazine at (http://halcyondaysmagazine.blogspot.ca).

Fav Swap Themes


  • 3D items (the kind that look like they're moving)
  • anything with the following words (or derivatives) on them: "Create," "Discover," "Dream," "Imagine," "Journey," "Memories," "Mystery," "Passion"
  • beach scenes
  • books (medical romance, law/courtroom, rescue)
  • bookmarks
  • Canadian gift cards for Amazon, Coles/Indigo, Michaels, Target, Walmart
  • Cafes, street scenes
  • Canadian souvenir sticker sheets or singles
  • cardinals (birds)
  • cameos
  • clouds
  • courtrooms
  • covered bridges
  • Downton Abbey
  • Elongated pennies
  • Envelope/Letter seals
  • FDC (First Day Covers)
  • gazebos
  • glitter
  • gift cards from Michael's, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Walmart
  • hourglass
  • Jim Holtz items
  • journals
  • keys
  • key chains
  • kissing
  • ladybugs
  • lambs
  • libraries
  • MAILBOXES - any items! Stamps, rubber stamps, envelopes, stickers...
  • maps on anything (trinkets, postcards, notecards, etc.)
  • MAXI cards
  • mickey mouse
  • moleskin planners
  • nautical objects (seashells, anchors, etc.)
  • panda bears
  • pens / fountain pens / FriXion pens
  • pocket letter refills
  • postcards (if the swap calls for naked, then don't send in an envelope). Basically, my preference is blank postcards in an envelope. I like postcards with beautiful or unique postmarks, mailboxes, stamps, and tea/coffee cups.
  • postmarks (unbroken) on stamps/envelopes
  • rain/rainbows
  • rhinestones
  • roses
  • samples of ATCs, decos, and FBs
  • snails
  • spoons
  • Starbucks gift cards and other goodies ;)
  • stickers suitable for diaries and planners
  • teddy bears (and anything with teddies on them) EXCEPT Winnie-the-Pooh
  • things framed/llined with gold or silver
  • Tim Horton gift cards and goodies :)
  • travel-related items
  • umbrellas
  • vintage ephemera
  • wishing wells (fountains)

I prefer not receiving things with the following themes. But if it's a sender's choice, don't worry about it :)
* angels * balloons * cartoonish things -- see samples here * cats * clowns * dogs * Hello Kitty
* Route 66 * Winnie-the-Pooh

Fav Colors, Scents, & Tastes

My favorite color schemes are teal green/blue and coral or purple tones, hunter green, or ocean colors. My favorite flower and scent is Lily-of-the-Valley. For cooking or tastes, I'm a fan of anything with cinnamon, chocolate, lemon and orange in it.

Favorite Television

I can't get enough reruns of Bones, Coach, Dexter, Downton Abbey, ER, Flashpoint, Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, Mr. Selfridge, Rome, Trauma

Other Fav Pastimes

I love cross-stitching, painting with acrylics, sketching, and definitely photography.

Wish list

  • Address labels
  • Anything to help organize things better
  • Blank postcards
  • Fountain pens
  • "FriXion" pens by Pilot
  • Lapel pins
  • Note cards
  • Postcards with teacups/coffee cups
  • Sharpie pens (fine/ultra fine)
  • Souvenir item from Austria or Disney World
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • Stickers suitable for journals and planners
  • Swap cards
  • Tim Horton gift cards


madebymilla rated for Imperfections on Jul 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! It was really nice to receive it.
Response: Happy it got there. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Gorgeous items! You sent genuinely beautiful things. Thank you so much!
Response: You're very kind. Thanks for the rating.
Isa2020 rated for Headlines Plus on Jul 7, 2019
Comment: Hello! Thank you for the journal paper and the nice postcard !!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
Mye rated for PC Series - May on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards ❀
Response: I'm so happy they arrived. Thanks for the rating.
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Postcard Senses on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: The postcard finally arrived today! The vintage radio is so cute! And I remember the "We interrupt this broadcast..."! That made me laugh!
Response: Great! I'm glad it arrived :) Thanks for the rating.
Lisamarieforge rated for Stick & Post on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely post! I love the stickers so much xx
Response: I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating.
CrystalZ rated for CDN Swappers: For the Book Lovers on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sending your book list. "I Know That Name!" sounds like a book right up my alley and I am going to check to see if I can check it out at my local library. Sadly I do have to rate a 3 though as the swap did arrive a few days late. Hope to see you in another swap!
Response: I hope you get to read the book. It really is fascinating.
evanselli rated for Michael's Bargain Bin on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great swap! Hope you have a lovely day😊
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for rating.
9O96O rated for CDN Swappers: For the Book Lovers on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Sorry mb58ca, loved your postcard and appreciate that you let me know you sent late, but I was reminded that it's important to rate appropriately as a 3 for sending after the deadline.
Response: Loved my postcard? "For the Book Lovers" was an electronic swap...
lilmermaid rated for 3-3-30 SC on May 31, 2019
Leen rated for MY Favorite Colors on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for all the beautiful postcards
Response: No problem. Thanks for joining and rating.
Leen rated for Seven Gifts on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all the gifts!!! So generous!! It was really fun to open them :) Love the postcards and rubber stamps. You made my day, thank you. Have a nice evening
Response: Catching up with the responses. Apologies. I'm happy they arrived and that you liked them. Thanks for rating.
Bantiarna rated for Pick 3 - May on May 28, 2019
Comment: Loved it all!! Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for rating.
goinjenny rated for On The Move #4 on May 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Response: Thanks for rating.
papercraftkath rated for Sender's 1x1 on May 27, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and the stickers. I look forward to using both!
Response: Sorry for responding so late. Glad they arrived safely. Thanks for rating.
Lolly rated for Purple Swap on May 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for rating.
Mye rated for PC Series - April on May 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you! 😊
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
simcoe54 rated for CS: Postcard Destash #3 on May 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards.
Response: No problem ;) Thanks for rating.
porpie5 rated for PC Series - March on May 10, 2019
Comment: I usually rate as soon as I get the swap, but I see this one was back in March. You marked it sent, so I am assuming it got lost in the mail. No worries!
pinkrenegade rated for April - No Reason on May 8, 2019
Comment: Hi Monique ~ I received your last week's swap yesterday and thank you for everything, from the postcards in week one to the pretty butterfly paper, the heart stickers to the bookmarks, great stamps, and the pocket letter items. Good swap. :o)
Response: Happy to do it! Glad everything was liked. Thanks for rating. Another swap coming for July!

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CurlyTea on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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