Swap-bot Time: January 25, 2021 10:09 pm


Date Joined: May 20, 2011
Last Online: September 9, 2017
Birthday: July 23
Country: Canada
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7/9/15 - I've moved again! I am still in the process of getting boxes emptied but I'm hoping to get back to swapping again soon!

7/21/13 - I had to mark my first swap as sent a day late last night. Why was it late? It wasn't. I mailed it out on time Friday afternoon. Walked home. Only to have a major storm hit the second I stepped through the door. Out went the power. With no way to mark it sent I had to wait 28hrs before power came back on, then I had to wait another several hrs for our service provider for phone, internet and satellite tv to come back on too before I could actually mark the swap as sent. I just thought I'd give everyone a heads up just in case anyone noticed that that swap was marked sent a day after it was due, it WAS sent on time, just not marked as such. Thanks. To read about the storm and power outage:

Intense storm wreaks havoc...

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.



Favorite Books

Anything by:

Laurell K Hamilton

Kay Hooper

Charlaine Harris

Janet Evanovich

MaryJanice Davidson

Tate Hallaway

Gerry Bartlett

Shanna Swedson

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, steampunk, paranormal etc...

Things I love:

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

  • Planner stuffs! I am using a travellers notebook with a monthly calendar and a weekly calendar. I love washi tape and cute stickers for decorating (especially if they are matching themes!). I also love using special planner stickers for things like coffee dates, scrapbooking crop dates, work days, pizza days, no school, holidays, hair colouring, library day, pyjama day, me day, shopping day... etc.

  • Mail art: I love zentangled, painted, doodled, handmade, stamped... Pocket Letters, Penpal Flip Books...

  • Anything that you can make (or have on hand) that's similar to things on my Etsy wishlist :D

  • Key chains, charms (non-touristy ones preferably)

  • Red Riding Hood themed

  • Alice In Wonderland themed

  • Nightmare Before Christmas themed for hubby

  • Anything Mary Engelbreight

  • Lindor chocolates

  • Zines: I love zines and 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).

  • Gel pens!!

  • bookmarks, new or handmade (especially magnetic ones!)

  • postcards, blank notecards (not handmade as I make my own and would rather use my own handmade ones. But some store bought ones are nice to have on hand too)

  • 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!)

  • notebooks, notepads, journals etc (I'm a little obsessed, I love lined and unlined)

  • fun coloured pens (can never have too many!)

  • anything fantasy: fairies, dragons, witches, vampires etc

  • new to me sweets/treats (Loooove Lindt chocolates from Germany!!!)

  • snowflake themed items, or art supplies

Have to trade:

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!!

-Pocket Letters, Penpal Flip Books


-ATCs, tags...

-Mail art (I'm relatively new at this, but I love doodling, stamping, painting and collaging on envelopes)

-postcards and blank notecards

-handmade bookmarks

-teas (loose leaf or bagged)

-scrapbooking/Smash Book/Art journal supplies

-Canadian souvenir stuffs :P

-children's stickers


*Pineapple. I love it but unfortunately I've developed an allergy to it over the last couple yrs. Nothing deathly serious, it just makes me extremely sick. So try not to send my things Pineapple flavoured. Recently found out Kiwi and banana bother my body too :( Thanks!

*I am allergic to flower and fake scents.

*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

Favorite Crafts

I'm a crafting junkie. I love trying new things, here's a list of the ones I've tried:

-Pocket Letters, penpal folders and flipbooks



-Collage Couture (mostly digitally, but some paper and hybrid style too)

-Mail arting

-Art journaling

-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!)

Favorite Television

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 -House -NCIS (all of them) -CSI (all of them) -Law and Order (all of them) -Firefly -Covert Affairs -Grey's Anatomy -Scorpion -Black List -Haven -Big Bang Theory...

My Daughter's Info:

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 12yrs old (born in 2005). She's loves the colours pink and purple. Loves doing arts and crafts and trying new things :D She also loves reading.

Some of her favourite things:

-Books: My Little Pony, Grimmtastic Girls, Ever After High, Nancy Drew and the clue crew, Stink Moody, Judy Moody, Clementine, Ivy and Bean...

-Movies: MLP Equestria Girls, Despicable Me (love those Minions!),Tinkerbell movies, Buddies (Space Buddies, Snow Buddies, Santa Buddies etc), Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Pitch Perfect and many more! (she loves movies)

-Games: Just Dance series, monopoly, Life, Quidler, Uno...

-My Little Pony

-Ever After High

-Littlest Petshop

-Hello Kitty

-Resealable bags (like Ziploc) with prints on them

-Collectable Pin/Buttons, stickers, cell phone charms (I decorate her backpack with them), postcards with animals on them (the cuter the better!), cute bandaids, cute notebooks/pads, fun socks (sm adult size), bookmarks, fun flavoured gum, postcards...

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 (fave team is Calgary Stampeders!), and monster trucks... lol.


what I pledged

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


SamiE rated for Fairy ATC swap on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the really sweet fairy.
graciepie49 rated for Book page atc swap on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the nice ATC Monique :-) . . . I love the rain too, having grown up in the Houston, Texas area, but now I live in the great Mojave Desert which is the driest desert in North America.
Comment: Thank you for all my goodies!
Zab rated for PRIVATE: Zab/Mpatry Mail Folder on Mar 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much it was cute. I cant wait to try the tea
Shannoneke rated for Shannoneke/Mpatry Junk Journal on Jan 12, 2017
Comment: Lovely journal! Thank you, I really like the textured snowflake cover! :) What is a penpal folder? I'm listening! :P:P
Zab rated for Zab/Mpatry Wonderland Pocket Letter on Dec 13, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful atc/pl I was wonderfully made and the teas are great can't wait to worm up from the cold with them
samsstuff rated for Movember on Dec 1, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the fun card :)
Comment: Gorgeous pocket letter! Thank you so much :) I love everything you included!
Comment: I love this pocket letter! It's really so beautifully done and put together, and I love all the things you included too and can't wait to use them in my creativity. I really love how you took things I sent and things you had and just seamlessly put them together :) Thank you SO much for doing this series of swaps with me!
Zab rated for Private - Zab/Mpatry Penpal Part 3 on Sep 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you I got your pl yesterday I loved it. I loved all the little quotes and the girl on the front was beautiful thank you . Hope to trade some more with you
Comment: A very cute card, indeed! Alot of nice use of elements. Thanks so much :-)
Comment: Received your lovely flip book! Thank you! Love the stamped images and great idea with the list booklet! :)
Ohhedgehogs rated for MA: My doodly penpal letter on Jul 25, 2016
Comment: I loved this style letter and cant wait to do more!
sassafrass rated for Private - Penpal Part 2 on Jul 21, 2016
Comment: I LOVE it!! Such an amazing flip book. I love how you set it up and decorated it, and all the little goodies are perfect! I really enjoyed the letter and your lists. Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap and for doing this series with me :)
tigermousecat rated for At the Beach Atc swap on Jul 11, 2016
Comment: Thanks for a fun card!
TakenByChance rated for July - Birthday swap on Jul 8, 2016
Comment: What a great coloring book!! I just love it , and a super excited to get to practice coloring on a less daunting scale!! 💜💙❤️💚💛 Thank you also for the beautiful card too 😊
Zab rated for Private- Zab/mpatry Penpal swap 1 on Jul 4, 2016
Comment: It was a very pretty pl lots of glitter and sparkle. I loved the tags to decorate. adn how you wrote on catch card thanks again
Comment: Lovely pocket letter! It appears we have a lot in common! :) Looking forward to part 2 :)
petaluda rated for Stamped Images Swap #3 *INTL* on Jun 27, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the images I have not any similar to them I also thank you for the extras :)
nannydino rated for Stamped Images Swap #3 *INTL* on Jun 27, 2016
Comment: Hi Monique, can you believe I did the same thing: cutting image paper too small for swap requirements...lol...my favorite is the dressmaker form...happy blissful swapping :)xx

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RyeRye on Jul 11, 2016:


RyeRye on Jun 24, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

raven on Feb 29, 2016:

tanjch on Sep 2, 2013:

You're very welcome (it was really fun putting the packet together :D) - thank you for the comment :)

doulakk on Jul 15, 2013:

Welcome to our group!
Please join one or two swaps!

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rngstgstll on May 22, 2013:

Oh, I loved the Canadiana mail art! All that detail with the little maple leaf stickers! And the poutine information! And the tarte au sucre recipe! And the postcards! And the pork pate recipe! Wow! I owe you a purple fantasy steampunk paper hat for sure! Thank you so much.

dmarie on May 20, 2013:

Thank you for my heart goodies in the "you choose" tag - theme in a ziplock group

Lilian on May 15, 2013:

:D :D :D Thank you for the beautiful image!! I'm sending lots of ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ from over here :)

mpatry on May 14, 2013:

JavaJunkie on May 11, 2013:

Your profile is AWESOME! I am your partner for Mail Art: TEA! and now I have lots of ideas on what goodies to send you!

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