Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2020 9:19 am


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: March 30, 2020
Birthday: July 1, 1958
Country: Canada
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About Me

ABOUT THE THREE: 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 mind—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), 61 (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


savannahsmiles4u rated for Scavenger Hunt - 4 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much! Really loved all the postcards!
Response: You're most welcome. Glad they arrived. Thanks for rating.
oldsoul rated for PC Blues on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you Monique, I do like the postcard you sent me. The one from William Morris is my favourite. I am well, for now - but drastic measures have been taken even here in Finland. Hopefully they'll be effective! Stay safe and healthy!
Response: I'm glad you like the postcard. Thanks for rating.
cloudjun rated for Mystery 350 - Q&A on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: I loved reading your responses! Thank you for hosting this great swap, hope there will be more in the future c: And that your magazine will be on global bookshelves one day!
Response: Apologies for the late reply. Thanks for agreeing with me :) Thanks for rating.
Karmi53 rated for 2020 Color Series - Feb on Mar 13, 2020
Comment: Wow thank you so much l love all the red items. The magnet is on my board and the rose postcard is going in a frame and the card will be going in my collection thank you. Take care
Response: Apologies for the late reply. You're welcome and thanks for rating.
doodlebugdezines rated for 2020 PC Series - Jan on Mar 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you. Unfortunately, it arrived badly bent and tossed it. It’s not swappable.
Response: Shoot. I can resend in a sturdier package. How's that sound? Leave me a pm.
oldsoul rated for Imperfections on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: Dear Monique, I wish all the postcards I receive could be as beautiful as the one you sent me. Thank you so much!
Elizaveta rated for 2019 PC Series-December on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much for the wonderful cards!
vlhafer54 rated for My Favourite Things on Feb 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards - Happy swapping!
evanselli rated for Three Non-Paper Items on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great non-paper items. I really liked them❤️😊
evanselli rated for 2020 Goodies Series - January on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the swap,lovely❤️😊
evanselli rated for 2020 Goodies Series - February on Feb 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap. 💕😊
mrsD rated for 2020 Color Series - Jan on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: I loved the two little silver bracelet charms! and the grey pen too :) thank you so much!
Response: Oh, thank goodness! It worried me that they were TOO small. I'm glad you liked everything. Thanks for rating.
goinjenny rated for I Wish on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Stickers and a Christmas Card
doodlebugdezines rated for PC Series - Nov 2019 on Dec 18, 2019
Comment: LOL! Hot coffee card :) Appreciate the extras, too.
Response: Haha. Thanks for the rating.
SkaGirl rated for Here's What I See - 2 on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks!!!
Response: Thanks for rating.
Cyanocitta rated for Send 3 on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you !! 😊 I especially like the gold and black greeting card!
Response: Wonderful! Thanks for rating :)
CrystalZ rated for En Masse - Red, Green, Gold on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Wow your package arrived super fast to me! I like the things you chose to send me for the colours. I too had difficulty finding some items...for me it was gold. The gold bookmark is so dainty and pretty, and I will be using the green face mask this weekend :) Thank you for swapping with me!
Response: Glad it arrived safely, and that you liked the items. Thanks for joining and rating :)
kelliegirl6 rated for Here's What I See on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing. It's always interesting to see someone else's view! I love how most crafters have the craft mountain on the kitchen table with a little patch cleared away! Lol
Response: Haha, I know, eh? We always think we're the only ones. Thanks for joining and rating.
Comment: 1 - 2 - 3 Thank you!!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
dawnakaulen rated for Choose & Send on Nov 24, 2019
Comment: All great choices, thank you!
Response: Glad you like them. Thanks for rating.

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derakisu on Aug 9, 2019:

I came by to send you a message but when I saw your wishlist, I noticed the Sharpies. Have you tried the Art Pens ? I get them at the Dollar store and I think they're a pure marvel to sketch and write with.

CurlyTea on Jul 1, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

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