Swap-bot Time: June 9, 2023 7:56 am


Date Joined: June 12, 2014
Last Online: June 8, 2023
Birthday: June 25
Country: Canada
Esty Favourites $3-$5

About Me

Wow, I do not know what to say as an introduction to myself. I have been married for 25 years to an incredible man, together we have 5 children. We live and farm in rural Alberta - the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.

We recently acquired a donkey and I have fallen in love with this archaic animal. His purpose is to guard our sheep from wolves, coyotes and cougars.....but he's afraid of the sheep!

The sheep are another love of mine. Their gentle, accepting spirit is a testimony to me and doing chores around them always settles my soul. In regards to swapping....I will appreciate anything to do with donkeys or sheep. I would love to hear of your experience of either and enjoy these animals with you.

I am a dog trainer and a supervisor for volunteers who puppy raise guide dogs. I am also a gardener, encourager, camper, listener, cross country skier, hiker, family meal planner, scrape and wound fixer and bed time book reader. I am a Christian.

Favorite Crafts

I am enjoying card making, which is a craft I've always shied away from.


I'm including a wishlist because I appreciate a detailed list on other peoples sites. Please know, however, I am easy to please and generally enjoy all mail.

Things I would love to receive/wish list:

Flat Items: • Canadian postage, any denomination • Letter or note included in swap • Encouragement • Any Maggie Holmes paper or die cuts • Origami • Car air fresheners • Gift card to the dollar tree. Any amount.

I really have enough note cards, postcards, journals, notepads and stickers so please do not send as extras.

Craft Items:

• Cutting dies • Ink pads • Blending tools • Cardstock • Lace and ribbon • Sequence • Hot glue sticks • Double sided tape • Maggie Holmes • Glitter paper • Gold foil paper * Charms * Enamel dots * Bling

Personal items:

• Socks♥ • Gloves • Scarfs • Toque • Face masks. • Lounge wear • Bath and Body works • Lush

Kitchen Items:

• Measuring spoons • Paper to bake Mini loaves in. • Tea Towels • Dish clothes • Scented Candles • Cutting boards • Country themed • Bento Boxes * Oven Mitts

Operation Christmas Child

My family has the goal of filling 6 - 12 shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child any donations to these boxes will be welcome.


I do not like skulls, occult, wicca, nudity or rudeness. Please no stickers - I don't use them.

One of the things I enjoy about swapping with such a variety of people is seeing the things they include in a swap. It tells me about the sender. If it is something I don't have a use for but still in good condition.....I will send it on again.


user6937 rated for May 2023 Sheetload on May 10, 2023
Comment: Your paper is wonderful - I wouldn't have known it was handmade! Somebody special will be getting a card from me :)
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating!
theprairiemailbox rated for February 2023 Sheetload on Apr 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the lovely cards!
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart, I'm glad you got this resend!
tigermousecat rated for April 2023 Sheetload on Apr 25, 2023
Comment: Love the two cards you sent! The details you add are always a delight.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart.
user6937 rated for March 2023 Sheetload on Mar 14, 2023
Comment: I adjust all the time - I like your cards. I was expecting something from Crystal from the return address - good recycling, but she would have got a surprise if it'd been returned her, lol.
Response: Yes, that envelope came just as I was getting your swap ready to mail out - and the postage wasn't cancelled! Thanks for joining the swap and for the rating and heart.
ddoherty6138 rated for January 2023 Sheetload on Feb 4, 2023
Comment: Anita, your cards are definitely a hug on paper. they are beautiful. I really liked your pairing of the check with the flowers. Lovely warm cards to receive on a cold winter day. Very thoughtful of you to include the extra strips for the inside. I too liked this design. Thank you and take care. D
Response: Thank you again for the rating, heart and kind words.
ddoherty6138 rated for Sheetload December 2022 on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Anita, you have created and assembled two lovely cards. I really like how you gave extra emphasis to the sentiment and baby outfit by putting multiple layers together. Thank you also for the matching envelopes. Happy New Year, Denise.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart♥
ddoherty6138 rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Anita - Thank you for the Advent cards to make. I am really looking forward to opening them all. D
Response: Have fun! Thank you for the rating.
FieryCanuck rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Wow! Your cards were so great: I love how you changed up the tutorials, how you added extra embellishments, how you packaged them up... I had a fun time creating tonight! <3
Response: Thank you for the heart, rating and kind words. I've really enjoyed this swap both creating it and receiving. I'm glad you participated and hope you had fun with it too.
CrystalZ rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: I am looking forward to creating the 3 different card kits you sent. They are so nicely put together and I like the design choices you went with. My favourite though is the gnome one though...that one is for sure going to someone special this year!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart. It's funny because I noticed and liked how you put your kits together too.
ddoherty6138 rated for October 2022 Sheetload on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Anita - WOW. Your colouring is awesome. Great shading. Such a cute stamps, the bear one and the bunny one. Wonderful set of cards following the October layout. The big bold sentiment works well with your choices of paper. Thank you.
Response: Thank you for your rating and heart and encouragement!
user6937 rated for Another Die Cut Swap on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Got these yesterday, but opened today. Very classy presentation, for your lovely die-cuts!
Response: I hope you will be able to use these. Thanks for the rating and heart.
user6937 rated for Sheetload of Cards - one card on Mar 30, 2022
Comment: Wow, what a great story - and what a sight that would have been! I hope you get to experience it again someday. Thanks for sharing it with me, and thanks, too, for another beautiful card :)
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart, and for hosting this swap.
user6937 rated for Sheetload March on Mar 29, 2022
Comment: Beautiful cards, as usual! TY for some nice cards to add to my collection of wonderful Sheetload of Cards :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and hearts. I hope you are able to use the cards. Take good care and enjoy the springish weather.
ddoherty6138 rated for Sheetload February 2022 on Mar 5, 2022
Comment: Anita - as always your work is stunning. The pink and green together are beautiful. Your presentation is very professional. Thank you for the so cute flower trucks. I will be sending these cards out soon. Take care. D
Response: I just saw that I didn't respond to your rating but need you to know that I truly appreciate both the rating and the heart. Thank you.
FieryCanuck rated for Sheetload of Cards - one card on Mar 2, 2022
Comment: Wow, I love your card.. and all the matching extras!! I'll have to look into digital prints more! :) <3
Response: Thank you for the heart and rating. Yes, I love digital papers and not having to try to use those papers in a pad that I either don't like or can't figure how to use.
tigermousecat rated for Jan 2022 Sheetload on Feb 2, 2022
Comment: Love these cards! The raccoon is so cute! Where did you get this stamp from? He is cute but not too childish, if that makes sense. Thank you for a perfect swap!
Response: The racoon is a stampin up stamp from a set called someone special. I agree with you about him being cute but not childish. Thank you for the rating and heart!
tampatha rated for A Die-cut Swap! on Jan 25, 2022
Comment: Wow! I don't even know where to start. This was way more than I had expected. Your presentation of the dies blew me away. I wish I could give you more than 1 star.
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart HaPpy NeW yEaR!
user6937 rated for Die-cut Swap #2 - words on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much - also love the packaging!
Response: I hope you are able to use some of the words. Thank you for the rating and heart
Comment: Received this in the mail today - lovely cards and I love how you wrapped them as well! Thank you so much :)
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart
Comment: Beautiful cards, and I love how you used up the little scraps to make so many more beautiful things! <3
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart

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user6937 on Oct 29, 2022:

What a nice surprise that came for me today - and, yes, there's at LEAST one item I'll be able to use out of your wonderful, generous de-stash. I'm sure this will keep me very happily busy for a long time. You've sent me things that I do love very much. THANK YOU!

fourgnomesinatrenchcoat on Oct 21, 2022:

Thank you so much for the sticker destash! Cant wait to use everything! <3

simcoe54 on Oct 14, 2022:

Thank you so much for the box of amazing items. My grand-daughter and I went through it when it arrived and she was quite excited about all the stickers and other items in the box. It was wonderful and made our day!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2021:


fourgnomesinatrenchcoat on Oct 27, 2021:

RAK Destash- Thanks so much for this I absolutely loved opening it! I cant wait to use some of the things you sent!

simcoe54 on Oct 18, 2021:

Destash RAK -- Wow! Thanks for the box of items that you destashed. Loved going through it and thinking of how I could use alot of it. You are sooooo generous. Thanks again!!!!!

user6937 on Oct 14, 2021:

Your box of Destash stuff arrived yesterday and I love it; you're very generous (but I do understand the need to purge)! This was a great idea; I think I'll start early for next October - a lot of things could be added to boxes throughout the year :)

Cariboocarol on Nov 5, 2018:

Hi.....just thought I would send you a wave---I think we must live fairly close together--!

Marryth on Jul 13, 2018:

Thank you for the fun envelope towards my Wishlist group July wishes - it's very interesting! :)

shannonlinde on Jun 1, 2017:

Hi Anita!! I was just going back through the letters from the year long Christmas Advent swap you and I did in 2015! That was one of my favorite swaps of all! I hope you are doing well! If you ever want to do a little swap, I'd love to!

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