Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 11:26 pm


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: October 21, 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
  • Cinderella
  • 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


KarenFife rated for AMMM: A fall thought postcard on Oct 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful fall postcard! I especially appreciate this because we actually lived in a small town on the Connecticut River in the early 70’s. Loved the fall season in New England!! The quote is one of my favorites too🧡🧡🧡.
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for rating.
debbiespoms rated for Postcards from Heaven on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you much!
Response: You're most welcome. Thanks for allowing the resend and rating.
minniepic rated for Let's Play Poker! on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so very much for the wonderful postcards, I loved all of them❤️❤️❤️
Response: Glad to read it. Thanks for rating.
Rapsy rated for This Is Me Envelope on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice swap! We both had food things that captured our attention, haha. Take Care :)
Response: Ha... Thanks for rating.
allieo rated for It's Time to Recycle - #5 on Oct 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful bits. I look forward to using the sparkly green washi :)
Comment: Thank you very much! I love that first day cover! Thank you so much!!!!!!!!!!
Response: Oh, I am so glad! Thanks for rating.
Anactualleaf6 rated for Traveling Notebook - R5 on Sep 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the swap. Very cool stickers and I especially love the notecard you enclosed!
Response: Apologies for the late reply. You're welcome and thanks for the rating.
mchesser12 rated for LSRUS Travelling Postcard Round 2 on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Received and will send on in round 3. Thanks for the washi samples and bookmark.
Response: Whew! I'm glad it arrived. You're welcome and thanks for rating.
paleyellowstar rated for Traveling Notebook - R4 on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: I have received my notebook back, and because of my tardiness I will keep it out of the future swaps. Thanks Monique!
Response: Okay, glad it arrived safely. Thanks for rating.
paleyellowstar rated for CANADA ATC on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks Monique, I really liked your ATC. I promise mine is coming soon.
Response: Beginner, but I enjoyed making it. Thanks for rating.
Cariboocarol rated for Joy PC on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the serene card! Wishing you joy as well!
Response: Thanks for rating.
Ree87 rated for Pick 5 on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the package Monique! I'm sure I will find uses for everything :)
Response: Oh good. Thanks for rating.
mrsD rated for Just Because on Sep 15, 2020
Comment: thank you for the pretty notecard
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
debbiespoms rated for Take These Please on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you Monique for the nice selection of PC's! I can actually use a few.
Response: Thank goodness! Haha. Thanks for rating.
simcoe54 rated for Autumn on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice pc selection.
Response: You're much welcome ;) Thanks for rating.
PlannerCoz rated for Headlines #3 on Sep 1, 2020
Ree87 rated for My July Happy on Aug 26, 2020
Comment: Hi Monique! Thanks so much for the card, I'm glad you had a good July and were able to celebrate your birthday! Take care!
Response: I sure celebrated—my way! In peace. 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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