Swap-bot Time: May 31, 2023 11:28 pm


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: May 31, 2023

Country: Canada
ATCs I've Made
My ABC List

About Me

Updated May 23, 2023

I have a few uncancelled US stamps (no marks), that I cut from envelopes. If you're my send-to partner and would like me to drop a couple in your envelope let me know. I also have a lot of cancelled US stamps (postal stamp marks).

  • ISFP - Adventurer

  • Enneagram 9 - a desire to live in peaceful harmony with their environment.

  • Married. Childless by choice. Not retired yet but I qualify for senior discounts.

  • 🦻 In mid-life I started to lose my hearing and now I'm profoundly HOH. I lip-face read. I do not know sign language. I had cochlear implant surgery and activation in August 2022.

  • Gmail: 3392048@

  • Canada

🤗 ABC List - Things I find interesting

I like handmade. It's unique and personal. There's a greater feeling of community when sharing something we've made. It's a means of supporting and encouraging play, mindfulness, creativity, originality, and authenticity.



About decos, deco resources, collaborative projects. Also my preferences, and available decos

I've started a group for Collaborative Swaps

Deco swaps are my favourite swaps to host. Everyone sends and rates quickly. Most of the time all of the decos are sent before the swap deadline and I'm flabbergasted when all of the decos are rated before the swap deadline. Deco makers are a great group of swappers!

I hope I don't jinx myself but I feel fortunate to have had about half of my decos come back to me, 8 out of 20. I'm attributing it to my note in my decos that says I'll send each contributor an e-copy of the finished booklet. And maybe because I include a FOB number (Following Our Booklets code) in the deco.

Other Sites

A list of other papercraft swapping sites


No need to send extras to me. Rest assured, I do not rate based on extras.

The things I send

I put a return address on everything I send out.

I keep a photo-log of my outgoing swap items--front, back, and at the mailbox.

It takes on average 10 business days to get to most places. However, delivery is often 4 weeks to many places in the United States.

I will resend if my swap doesn't arrive within 6 weeks.

Canada Post Service Alerts

Postcrossing Postal Monitor: Ongoing mail suspensions

ICC Logistics site - Mail disruptions

USPS Service Performance Dashboard

📩RE-SENDS sent to:

2020 - 2022 Re-sends


May 2023 - @Shoreart - DB ♥: ESTABLISHED Decos 3/23 (Int'l - I've asked Shoreart for a resend. Unfortunately it's been 8 weeks since the sent date and I haven't received the deco.

April 2023 - @rkassman - HMPC: Pass & Paste Postcard #342143 (Global) - PrairieKittin's homer pass & paste postcard never made it to rkassman's place of employment. I re-sent a new pass & paste PC which arrived May 9th. 👍

April 2023 - @Tara for AMA: Mini Art Journal Go Round #9. DaisyNY's black paper MAJ deco. Mailed it out on Feb 26. Lost in the mail. Didn't get to Tara and the post office didn't return it to me. Re-sent a new MAJ with a neurographic cover. FOB221-033. Tara got the re-send May 10. 👍

Jan 2023 - @CookieMomster78 for DB: Small Deco Booklet #338836. Mushrooms by PaperPassion got lost in the mail. Sent Snowflakes by DeboraCreates as a replacement. Received Jan 31. 👍 I let PaperPassion know that her deco is lost in the mail. Sent her photos of the deco pages.

My Hosting Style

If you join one of my swaps here's what you should know about my hosting style:


I screen participants to minimize the risk of flakers getting in, and those who do not rate, and those who leave blank comments. I will remove participants with swapping histories that worry me. If you have any negative unresolved swapping history and want to join my swap please proactively message me to explain.


If you haven't received a postcard around the one month mark, let me know. I will send out a nudge message.

If I have had to send more than one nudge message to a member, I may "ban" them from future swaps.

Blank comments

Please, no blank comments. When rating please comment on the item received. Example:

"Thank you for the Van Gogh sunflower postcard."

As a host, I read the comments each participant receives. I really appreciate reading a little description of the item. A description tells me the item was received and noticed.


I check to see that everyone is rated and will add a "Finished" stamp to the Discussion section when all items are sent, received, and rated.


If your partner flakes, PM me to let me know you posted the "1" and I will angel the swap.

Swap-Bot Frequently Asked Questions: What are the rating criteria?

Thank you to all who join my swaps and rate promptly and with a nice note.

Great swapping advice, tips and checklists:

Thinking of hosting a swap? Things you should consider.

Joining a swap tips

Hosts: Rating Requirements Too Low?

Giving/Getting/Reacting to a Poor Rating

Groups and Tags I help manage:

NEW! : Collaborative Swaps

Hand Carved Stamps and Images

Snapshot Photo Craft Projects

All about ATC

ATC's Only

Handmade Postcard TAG

Zeen TAG

Deco Books TAG


I will create a private swap for the two of us. Contact me.

While you are in the honeymoon-phase of membership, successfully completing private swaps are a great way to show you are serious and committed to swapping.

Many hosts have felt the sting of accepting a new member into a public swap before the 6-month mark only to have them disappear, leaving behind unfulfilled swaps. An example that affected me.

Helpful topics for newbies:


Comment: Thanks for sending the cad made for Sonya. I'll get to working on it soon.
Comment: Thanks for Prairie Kittens card. I'll get it out asap. I love your envelopes btw!
Comment: Great card, it will be fun to work on.
Comment: Thanks for the veggie deco. I'll have fun with the 1920's deco & get it sent home asap.
Response: I had fun with the 1920s theme. I hope you do too. :)
ktk8 rated for AA.HM.PC: Weaving Postcard - May on May 23, 2023
Comment: OH Rome.... what a stunning woven postcard....... I love love love it.... I am a weaver by nature..... did pottery and wove the clay....got looms at one time had about 7 of them..... so I love the concept you chose it is stunning..... thank you so much and many HEARTS to you....... gold and burlap BOTH are needed in our lives......
Response: Thank you so much. It was a very satisfying project. I'm very pleased that you like it this much. It's very rewarding to make something that resonates.
Comment: Many thanks for sending Beth's open theme deco. Your HD rabbit is adorbs and your envie was so cool! Cheers!
Response: Thank you so much. It was fun drawing the rabbit and especially fun making the gelli print envelope. Thanks for the heart!
jeka396 rated for DB ❤️: ART Deco 5/23 (Int'l) on May 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for Sonya’s bird themed deco. Loved your cardinal page!
Response: Thank you so much. I was fun using my hand carved stamp. :)
ccmmsu rated for CS: CM's ICM Decos on May 13, 2023
Comment: Hi Rome! Thanks so much for passing on Holly's Once Upon a Time and Jessica's Something Sea decos. I love your sea scene! I'm going to have to up my game on that one since I'll be on the page facing that. :D
Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about my sea page. I had fun creating it. I hope it ends up inspiring you. :)
Comment: Thanks for passing this great zine onto me. It will be fun to work on! I love the homemade envie, with acrylic color and texture! Looking forward to swapping with you again soon! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: I love PaulaF’s stamp work. She has a great eye for colour. Thank you so much for noticing my envelope. I'm really enjoying making them. It's fun to play with amazon boxes and acrylics. :)
Tara rated for AMA: Mini Art Journal Go Round #9 on May 10, 2023
Comment: I got the art journal. Thanks!
Response: 👍 It's too bad that DaisyNY's MAJ got lost in the mail. I let her know and she's sad by cool about it. I'm glad my new MAJ got to you.
Comment: Thanks for the re-send, it arrived here safely this time!
Response: Phew. Glad to hear that my new P&P re-send postcard arrived.
Comment: like your creation...cool
Response: Thank you. The Toque magazine is a favourite local magazine and occasionally has illustrations that are postcard-worthy. :)
Comment: Love that squirrel 🐿️ tail!! It looks so bushy!! Awesome carvings 😁❤️
Response: Thanks! I carved the squirrel for this project. I needed a squirrel in my collection.
Comment: Thanks for the nice mail, lovely decorated envelope with the same stamp as you used for the PC. I'll try to continue using the gelli plate on this one! :-D
Response: Thanks Ellen, I tried a few stamps before I hit on the dragonfly. I like how the details printed. Thanks for the heart, and I hope you have fun with your handcarved stamp on gelli.
Comment: Thank you for the S&P PC you started. What a lovely Corgi stamp! I am rating late because in the Easter weekend we had put our dog to sleep, very sudden and unexpected ... She was only 4 y.o. And I am still quite upset.
Response: Oh so sorry about the loss of your young dog. That's heartbreaking. Oh my gosh I hope the dog postcard helps. I love dogs.
Comment: Thank you for the dog deco.
Response: I hope Hell0z0mbie likes the results when it eventually gets back to her. :)
mcorbus rated for PA: Pass & Paste #6 on May 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you, I will add to and send on. Awesome envelope!
Response: Thanks for noticing the envelope. I'm enjoying making my own envies. I'm pretty happy with the colour combo on that envelope. I hope you have fun filling the 3rd space on Jessica's postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely PC to work on & the cool decorated envelope!
Response: Have fun finishing the Homer to Donna in New York. Thanks for noticing the envelope. I'm having fun making envelopes out of amazon boxes and using my gelli plate to paint them.
wolfeagle rated for AMA: Tangled Pass PC #3 on May 5, 2023
Comment: Looking forward to adding to this pc. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the heart! :) Enjoy making your tangle. I look forward to the finished postcard.
swapwithyi rated for CS: Letter-Rate Decos Only on May 5, 2023
Comment: thankyou for the punk hair deco for Janet<3 I will have fun with it!
Response: It's an interesting and unique theme. Enjoy!

Rating Overview

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DeboraCreates on May 12, 2023:

Thank you for the RAK of two deco books - I will get them moving!

papercraft70 on May 7, 2023:

I received my Tangled postcard. That’s for sending home. Your last entry with the eyes are super cute! ❤️

joppagirl on May 3, 2023:

Thanks so much for returning the Dry themed deco that Deanie made for me. It's a unique theme and I enjoyed all the interpretations of Dry. I love your Dried Lavender page!

9O96O on Mar 25, 2023:

This is the 2nd pass & paste postcard that has come home! Started November 2022, returned March 2023. Here is the finished product:

Section 1: me 9o96o Section 2: Ktk8 Section 3: PrairieKittinkt Section 4: lkat78

lunatenchi on Mar 11, 2023:

Thank you for all your helpful tips on your profile about Deco books. I'm trying to get into them ♡ -Adrevica

9O96O on Mar 10, 2023:

My first Pass & Paste postcard that I made is the first of my P&Ps to return. Thank you PrincessLeia for sending it back to me!

MuggleMom on Feb 13, 2023:

Leslie Knope is dope!!



OrigamiGrace on Feb 9, 2023:


DeboraCreates on Jan 28, 2023:

Thank you for sending Kyoto's Fruit Drinks Deco in the CPG: Established Deco Tag!

9O96O on Jan 27, 2023:

OMG Sonya, how cool is that. It was meant to be! 🤯😁🤗💖

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