4/29/13 - I have been on a swapping break for about 1.5yrs. I have since moved from Alberta to Quebec and with DD at school all day and DH being deployed (military) from time to time I'm feeling the need to swap again. Due to me not being able to find work in the province of Quebec I don't have a ton of money for swapping so I will be keeping it mostly small and affordable, a lot of handmade crafty items and regional swaps... mail art, postcards, (might try some ATCs), notecards, letter swaps etc. If you are interested in doing a private swap let me know - but I'm mostly sticking to within Canada with a few North American and the odd International swap.
Laurell K Hamilton
And many, many more! (I love to read). Since getting a Kobo ereader almost a yr ago I'm reading a lot of different authors... fantasy, light horror, thrillers, mysteries, classics etc...
These are all things that I would love to receive in a swap. But please don't feel obligated to stay within the list :D
doilies, lace, deco/washi tape, empty thought bubble stickers, any cool swirly stickers, rubons, gel pens(especially Sakura Gelly Roll pens!), fun papers, acrylic elements, profile based inchies/twinchies for me to add to my pages, journal notepapers, list notepapers, foreign language paper ephemera (non- English)... etc
Mail art: I love zentangled, painted, doodled, handmade, stamped...
Collage Couture (a new obsession, follow the link above to check out my 52 dolls in 52 weeks collage couture self challenge)
Anything that you can make (or have on hand) that's similar to things on my Etsy wishlist :D
Cute kitchen tools, towels, accessories etc (esp. LOVE retro kitschy kitchen things)
Key chains, charms (non-touristy ones preferably)
Hello Kitty, Muppets, Tinkerbell, Nightmare Before Christmas...
Anything Mary Engelbreight
Zines: I'm new to zines, but I'm working on my first one right now and would love to receive any you are willing to send my way! I would LOVE any in the following topic categories:
Cookbooks, Home & Garden, Arts & Crafts, DIY & How-to, Travel, Hobbies, Humour, Entertainment, Fiction (esp. fantasy, fairy tales).
bookmarks, new or handmade (especially magnetic ones!)
postcards, blank notecards
Colours: purple, turquoise, teal, blue (I like all colours, these are just my faves!)
your favourite recipes!
hot chocolate (esp. the OPTIONS brand! Someone here got me hooked on this UK brand but I can't get any here!)
Steampunk style (my new obsession!)
tea (I love herbal, fruity, fruit or vanilla flavored black and green teas) bagged or loose (if loose please include info about the tea, type, flavour, company it's from etc)
reusable tote bags (love these! I love having no 2 the same when I take my bag of them in to the grocery store!)
aprons (love full and half styles as well as homemade ones!)
notebooks, notepads, journals etc (I'm a little obsessed, I love lined and unlined)
fun coloured pens (can never have too many of these!)
things with white tigers, fairies or dragons
anything fantasy: fairies, dragons, witches, vampires etc
fun and funky socks - esp. knee highs! (I have small feet, size 5.5 US)
scarves (warm and accessories)
hand knit things (ie scarves, mug cozies, fingerless gloves, slippers - i have small feet of size 5.5)
new to me sweets/treats (Loooove Lindt chocolates from Germany!!!)
snowflake decorated stuff, or art supplies
These are things that I can readily trade. I am definitely not limited to only these things. I like researching my swap partners to find things that I really think they will love. I aim to please!!
-Mail art (I'm relatively new at this, but I love doodling, stamping, painting and collaging on envelopes)
-postcards and blank notecards
-handmade magnetic bookmarks
-teas (loose leaf or bagged)
-drink pouches (hot chocolate, iced tea, lemonade, Koolaide, hot apple cider etc)
-handmade cards, notecards, mini notecards (3x3"). Example:
-custom designed recipe cards (with your recipes typed onto them for you!) Example:
-Canadian souvenir stuffs :P
-handmade ribbon wristlet keychains (currently have green polka dot and purple polka dot premade)
-handmade tshirt tote bags. Example:
*I am allergic to flower and fake scents.
*No makeup please, I really don't wear any ever. (unless I join a makeup specific swap - then of course follow the swap requirements. I have brown eyes, brown hair, like neutral colours and have sensitive skin)
*If you are sending something that may be new to me, I'd love a little description of it and why you sent it... makes trying it more fun. Maybe in a little note or something. Thanks!
*That's all I can think of, I'm not all that picky! :D
I'm a crafting junkie. I love trying new things, here's a list of the ones I've tried:
-Collage Couture (mostly digitally, but some paper and hybrid style too)
-Digital scrapbooking (have been doing for 8+ yrs and am still doing it)
-Card making (started a couple years ago, mine are usually hybrid - combination of digi and hands-on)
-Crocheting (I started again a couple years ago, have done some slippers, fingerless gloves, scarves, mug cozies...)
-Knitting (didn't last long :( )
-Stenciling (don't have a steady enough hand for this)
-Sewing (can do a basic straight stitch but that's all I have the patience for - sewing machines seem to hate me... lol)
-Beading (did some as a child, nothing since)
-??? (what will I try next? who knows!)
Don't really watch much TV. I'd rather play around with my digital scrapbooking stuff on my laptop or read a good book!
We did recently sign up for Netflix and I've been going through shows that I love and that are recommended to me, including...
-Bones -Drop Dead Diva -Robin Hood -Numb3rs -The Glades -Life -Pretty Little Liars
And on reg tv I still watch NCIS, Bones, The Big Bang Theory
My daughter loves getting mail as much as I do :)
Message me if you have a child interested in doing a swap with her :D
Her name is Ally and she's 8yrs old (born in 2005). She's loves the colours pink and purple. Loves doing arts and crafts and trying new things :D
Some of her favourite things:
-Books: My Little Pony, Fancy Nancy, Rainbow Fairies, Strawberry Shortcake, Disney Princesses.
-Movies: Barbie, My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Buddies (Space Buddies, Snow Buddies, Santa Buddies etc), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, KungFu Panda, and many more! (she loves movies)
-Games: Littlest Petshop DS, Mario/Sonic Olympics Wii, Scrabble Junior, Yatzee, card games and more!
-My Little Pony
-Resealable bags (like Ziploc) with prints on them
-Collectable Pin/Buttons, stickers, cell phone charms (I decorate her backpack with them), Kinder surprise figurines (especially princesses and winnie the pooh), postcards with animals on them (the cuter the better!), cute bandaids, cute notebooks/pads, fun socks (kids size 2).
She's not very picky, she loves trying new things (hates taking simple sandwiches for school lunches... lol), she's very girly - except for her love of football, dinosaurs and monster trucks... lol.
I pledge to other swap-bot members to:
Rate for every swap i take part in.
Rate as soon as i am able to get on line after swap is received.
Rate Fairly, I will only give a 1 rating if a swap hasn't been received and that no contact has been made from the sender. I promise to pm member first to give them the chance to resolve the situation first.
I will only give a 3 if i feel that the swap didn't meet the requirements and that the partner choose's not to correct the swap.
I will try and leave a message on all ratings to state what i received and what i was happy with, even if its just a thankyou.
I will not use slander or badmouth anyone when given a rating, facts is all that is needed when rating a 1
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