Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2021 8:24 am


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: October 20, 2021
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
  • business cards of nearby/favourite cafes and tea rooms
  • 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


FieryCanuck rated for September | Just Because on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun mail!!! :)
debbiespoms rated for Let It Snow on Oct 18, 2021
Comment: Hi Monique! Received your swap today and thank you very much, for the 3 snow PC's for the swap and the 2 extras! I especially love the snowy Coast Redwoods PC! So pretty!
dally rated for My "First" Swap #3 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you Monique, I really enjoyed reading your letter. I like to relax with Happy Color too! Thank you for the panda stickers too, they're adorable!
Response: Yay for Happy Color! Thanks for rating.
simcoe54 rated for PC Series - July on Oct 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for resending this swap. Love the pcs.
Response: Oh, good. Glad you liked the pcs. Thanks for rating.
howdyholly rated for PC Msg Template #1 on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: I hope your high tea was fun! Thank you for the great card.
Response: The high tea was posh and delightful! Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you for the note card, postcard & the cool washi tape page. Take care 🙂
Response: Happy you liked everything. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks so much I love everything you included.
Response: I'm happy you're happy :) Thanks for rating.
bblue rated for 3 Things in an Envelope - Canada on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice letterset and the rest...and thanks for hosting this swap!
Response: No problem. Thanks for rating.
VaGrammy66 rated for Maps, Maps, MAPS... on Sep 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
debbiespoms rated for MAPS, MAPS, MAPS on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Hi there Monique! Thank you very much, for the 3 Map cards! I love them lots!
Response: Deb, you're welcome.
vlhafer54 rated for No No on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the pretty postcards - Happy Posting!
Response: My pleasure. Thanks for rating.
katie333 rated for 1-2-3 on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely packet, it really didn't need that newspaper page lol.
Response: Sorry for the late response. You're right. It didn't need the newspaper. Glad you liked everything.
TakenByChance rated for Surprise Swap on Aug 16, 2021
Comment: Thank-you for the FDC ☺️ It’s new to me 👍🏻👍🏻 I have the stamps in my collection, and now the cover too. I really enjoy the information FDC give about the stamps, it’s interesting to only see English on this one and no French. The stamp you picked to mail on the outer envelope is also one I didn’t have ❤️❤️ Thank-you.
Response: Yikes! Sorry for the late response! I'm glad you liked everything.
cynaemon rated for July 2021: What Did You Read? on Aug 15, 2021
Response: Thanks for rating.
jailatte rated for ESG: July 3-2-1 on Aug 11, 2021
Comment: Congrats on the lottery win and new grandchild! Thanks for your answers.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
HappyMom rated for ESG: July 3-2-1 on Aug 11, 2021
Comment: Sounds like a great month - congrats! And good luck ending August with a little more $$$ left over :) I totally can relate!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
Fabriqueen rated for ESG: July 3-2-1 on Aug 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your July with me! Congratulations on that new grandchild! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely goodies! All the lighthouse stuff is nice! And I can't wait to use the stickers, stamp, and other items. Such a nice swap! One of my favorite verses is Isaiah 40:31.
Response: I thought you might like that ;) Thanks for rating.
HelenG6 rated for 2021 Alphabet Series - P, Q, R on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice cards on post box, AZ quiet place (watch the sharp cacti) and Rhode Island (don't have a card for that state). I appreciate the nice stamp used.
Response: Glad you liked everything. Thanks for joining and rating.
FieryCanuck rated for Send it ASAP! on Jul 23, 2021
Comment: thank you for the items! Especially the stamps!!! I have never seen these ones before and I'm wondering how I missed them?? (same with the one on the envelope!!)
Response: About the stamps: I know, I was shocked when I found them, too. Thanks for rating.

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