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Date Joined: February 22, 2012
Last Online: May 16, 2012
Birthday: June 8, 1980
Country: Canada

About Me

Hi there! PLEASE NOTE: I have sent out all of the required swaps -- 3 of them were a bit late, but I did contact the recipients to let them know it would be late... However, I have not heard from at least 4 people re: swaps that I have sent and today I found out that other people are having similar issues. Anyone know what's going on here?? [Happy Book #1 -- which was my OWN swap! hasn't been received // Women Penpal #2 has not been received // a private swap to Holland has not been received // and Daily Find Journal has also not been received -- or, at least, they haven't been MARKED as received].

Anyway, on to my profile!

I have so many different hobbies and interests... I am a member of Girl Guides of Canada and collect Guide/Scout stuff from all over the world. I run 2 different units, "Brownies" which are girls 7-8 years old. My Brownie unit has 25 kids at the moment. On a different night I also run a "Pathfinder" group (ages 12-14) that currently has 7 girls. It's busy, let me tell you. But I adore it! I love being a part of the kids' lives and I truly hope I am making some kind of positive difference to their childhoods. I had a bit of a difficult childhood myself, so I have a real passion for working with kids & making sure they grow up with happy childhood memories.

I recently separated from my husband, so I've been going through a rough time. It has really made me open my eyes to the world... I love swapping and penpalling and I think it's extremely important to connect with people on a personal level (especially nowadays with all the technology we have in our lives that takes away from giving things a "personal" touch").

Hand-written cards and letters are a lost art, I think. I'm so glad to have found this site of like-minded people! I love snail-mail. I believe a person can never get enough "happy" mail :)

I love writing, reading, pen-palling, swapping, ice-skating, hiking, camping, biking, libraries, photography, scrap-booking, candles, crafts, etc etc... I love listening to music, going to live theatre and watching films. I love castles, nature, historical sites... Very much into history and geography.

I adore children's vintage toys, especially the old Fisher Price Little People (from 60s-80s). I love children's literature. I have a whole bookshelf of children's books! I love OWLS, monkeys, armadillos, butterflies, tropical fish...

I love 80s stuff... Everything from the music, toys, cartoons, old arcade games, etc.

Favorite Crafts

Lately I've been doing a lot of Owl-related crafting stuff. I'm a Brownie Leader, so each leader is known by a different owl name. I'm "Snowy Owl". Anything owl related is VERY welcome :)

I love to scrapbook. I've recently been doing a lot of sewing as well (I sew everything by hand, because I'm horrible with a machine)! I use felt to sew little hand-made stuffed animals, etc. I like bead crafts, dream-catchers, painting with acrylics on canvas or on pre-made ceramic/wood figures.

I love crafts and writing-papers that are postage-stamp related. I have some neat stationary that a friend made for me with an airmail/stamp theme. Home-made stuff is unique and I welcome it always :)

I am starting to get into rubber stamping at the moment as well. I'm also a beginner in crocheting and knitting. I love cross-stitch as well but haven't had much time for it over the past few months.


Favourite colours: greens, blues, yellows. For stickers and stationary and craft materials, I also love fiery colours like deep pinks, oranges, reds and purples.

Favourite scents: vanilla, lavender, banana, orange, chocolate, mostly fruity & sweet scents. Don't like heavy floral scents.

Favourite drinks/candy: Love coffee/cappuccino stuff. Black vanilla tea is a favourite. Very big into flavoured teas, coffees & hot chocolates.

I have a big weakness for vanilla-flavoured stuff, creme-brulee, tiramisus, custards, toffee, etc. Also chocolate (especially milk chocolate), cherry, orange, banana, etc...

Don't like: mint teas, spicy flavours, black licorice, strong cinnamon.

Things I Collect

I collect & love to receive the following:
* ice skating stuff * owl stuff * postage stamps * postcards (especially unique landscapes, castles, historic buildings, cartoon characters, winter scenes (ice skating, etc)) * coins * chocolate * coffees, teas * candy of all kinds * buttons of all shapes and sizes
* stationary supplies (cute papers, markers, pens, coloured pencils, crayons, stickers, self-inking stamps, etc) * interesting little souvenirs, etc.


Lois63 rated for A different kind of mothers day card on Dec 11, 2012
Comment: Sorry I had to do this I waited 6months.
sass0430 rated for Happy Book Swap #1 on Jul 8, 2012
Comment: The swap ended on april 20th. I still haven't received anything and haven't heard back from you. will change should I receive anything. Sorry
Glory rated for Daily Find Journal on Jun 17, 2012
Comment: I tried contacting you twice about this swap but got no response. Sorry to do this.
gmasusie rated for Pen friends! on May 4, 2012
Comment: Recieved your interesting letter. Sorry about your accident. I hope you are healing. Thanks for sharing bits of your life. I will write back when I get settle in from all my travels in April. Thanks again
LittleMissBlue rated for Sweet Six - Photo Swap on Apr 13, 2012
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely collection of photo's, you are a very talented photographer ! I'm glad you have friend's and family to keep you strong through tough times. The last one was particularly lovely made me tear a little... thank you.I am sorry this rating took so long I have been without a computer and having to function by phone. Until now :)
Response: Oh great!!!! I am so glad you liked it. It's such a calming place. :) Hope you'll keep in touch!
marielnl rated for Sweet Six - Photo Swap on Apr 12, 2012
Comment: It where really nice picktures you did a great job
gabbiegee rated for Sweet Six - Photo Swap on Apr 6, 2012
Comment: Loved the photos. They really show your personality. Thank you for the one of the buttons! Awesome. :)
Response: Thanks :)
Comment: Thanks
lindall rated for I <3 Postcards International #9 on Apr 2, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sending me a handmade pc. I love it - and Walter!
Response: Ohh I am so glad you liked it!! It was my first time actually MAKING one :)
mcovey rated for QUICK cute animal postcard #1 on Apr 1, 2012
Comment: so cute and adorable thanks for sharing
Response: So glad you liked it!
starrycat rated for Doll lovers on Mar 28, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sharing about your dolls- I loved reading the e-mail! And your message was like a flash back to my childhood- Little People! I had just about all of them when I was a little girl to! Lol...I named the baby Meggie....lol.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! I had a lot of fun with this swap!!
Inox rated for Blank Notecard Swap on Mar 28, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the notecards! The font on the envelope is actually the Dwarven alphabet Cirth, or something similar to it, but I was able to read it anyways. (Nice to meet you too!)
Response: Wow, you got them already? That's great! And about the font... LOL... I had no idea which one to use. It's amazing to me that you can read that and I am wowed that you can write your journal in that alphabet! Too cool!
LunaUA rated for Changes in my life: Divorce on Mar 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you for your letter and postcards. Hang in there. If you'd like to continue to exchange letters, let me know. Sometimes it helps to sort out thoughts to just get them written down. :-)
Response: Thanks :) I hope you're doing well. I'd love to continue exchanging letters :)
cariilup rated for Doll lovers on Mar 25, 2012
Comment: Thanks so much for your wonderful e-mail. I love your dolls specaily "Malij". I'm going to take a look to the books you recomended me, even tought I love dolls I have nerver read something about them. LOL!
Response: Malij is so beautiful :) I really love her! I hope you are able to track down those books! They're really good.
thebragal rated for 50 Questions on Mar 23, 2012
Comment: Good answers! Thanks!
CINDYAC rated for 50 Questions on Mar 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the enjoyable answers....
usatxswap rated for 50 Questions on Mar 21, 2012
Comment: Thanks!
AnitaHames rated for Time to Read! on Mar 14, 2012
Comment: Thanks for the quick response! Your paragraphs renewed my interest in reading Room!
Response: It is a great book. It's told completely from the child's perspective. You can really tell the author did a lot of deep thinking to be able to portraying this boy as a "captive". It was very interesting!
loveandlookpretty rated for Time to Read! on Mar 13, 2012
Comment: What an interesting four paragraphs! You've definitely captured my attention! Thanks! :)
Response: It is a great book. It's told completely from the child's perspective. You can really tell the author did a lot of deep thinking to be able to portraying this boy as a "captive". It was very interesting!

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emmel on May 13, 2012:

Oh no, i didn't receive a crochet purse yet. But it is so nice that you sent me something extra

Do you have problems too with swap bot mails? I don't like it anymore I think

honeyspur on Mar 25, 2012:

Hi looking forward to making your journal - welcome to Swap-Bot :)

DonnaLeeDesigns on Feb 29, 2012:

Welcome to the wonderful world of swap-bot!!! You have a fabulous profile, so easy to read and has great info for swappers to choose profile-related items.

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