Swap-bot Time: April 22, 2024 7:20 pm


Date Joined: December 21, 2018
Last Online: April 22, 2024

Country: Canada

About Me

Updated April 21 2024


Rome (in Canada)

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, homers sent and received, and more.

Deco makers are a great group of swappers! Quite often everyone sends and rates quickly. Most of the time all of the decos are sent before the swap deadline. Sometimes all of the decos are rated before the swap deadline.

You have my permission to move my decos and P&P postcards between groups and different collaborative swaps. You can even get a friend/family to fill in a section or page. The sooner they make the rounds and get home the better. πŸ™‚

Send me homers, (it doesn't have to be for a swap). I like finishing them up and getting them back to their waiting owners. πŸ“¨πŸ“¬

Homers that came back to me and homers I've mailed out


A list of other papercraft swapping sites


No need to send extras to me, I have lots. But if you love to send extras then feel free. πŸ™‚ Rest assured, I do not rate based on extras.


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 8 weeks (It was 4 weeks when I started SB, then 6 weeks, now 8 weeks because mail service is getting slower and slower).

Canada Post Service Alerts

Postcrossing Postal Monitor: Ongoing mail suspensions

ICC Logistics site - Mail disruptions

USPS Service Performance Dashboard

πŸ“©RE-SENDS sent to:

2020 - 2023 Re-sends


January 4 - @samstuff - I PMd. She said that she didn't receive Jessica P's "Important Women" deco FOB 255-070. I then updated the FOB database and let Jessica P know the deco is missing. I mailed a re-send deco for Collaborative Swaps: Small Deco #351040 on January 11PM'd samsstuff to let her know. January 12 - samsstuff replied and she tells me her mail has been stolen twice during the holiday season. January 22 - I have not heard from samstuff about whether she got the re-send. I have not been rated yet. January 31 - Still no rating and no PM from samsstuff. Feb 3 - the resend arrived and got rated.

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.

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

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

Hosts: Rating Requirements Too Low?

Giving/Getting/Reacting to a Poor Rating


Are you searching for newbie friendly swaps? Click on the 'Find swaps' tab, choose 'Newbie' under 'Category' and then 'Search'.

Also try contacting the host of the swaps you are interested in. Let them know you are new and asking for a private swap. Hosts aren't required to do this, but many hosts are willing to do a private swap, and you will get a rating.

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:


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Cut and paste emoticons


The meaningful comments you leave are a big reward and motivator!


dvmac rated for Zine-Go-Round, round 37 on Apr 20, 2024
Comment: I'm so envious that you got to see the eclipse! It was cloudy here.πŸ˜• Thanks for the zine. Love your envelope!
Response: The day started off with thick clouds but they thankfully parted when the eclipse happened. I'm so glad you liked my yellow-gold cardboard envelope. Have fun with BluGinhm's eclipse ZGR.
ch23 rated for CS: Collaboration PC - Round 7 on Apr 17, 2024
Comment: What a beautiful card. Your envelopes are always so pretty.
Response: dcp0112's postcard tree background is definitely pretty. Thanks for the kudos on the envelope, πŸ€—
user2148 rated for HCSI: Collective MAJ #15 on Apr 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for hosting so many amazing swaps and sharing your fabulous carving skills with us! ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️
Response: Thank you user2148. I really enjoyed hosting the MAJ series. I look forward to continuing to see your work in the Stamp & Pass postcard swaps. πŸ™‚
WoodlandBanshee rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #356139 on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: thank you!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart. I enjoyed making the sunrise theme ATC.
Comment: Thank you, I will have in adding to this pc
Response: Have fun! And thanks for the heart. ☺️
Lobo816 rated for F&N: Pass & Paste Postcard #355798 on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Rome I love your road scene!! Great Lit’l painting!! Great envelope also!!!
Response: Thanks! I loved how it turned out too. I hope you have just as much fun with e2java's Embrace the Journey postcard, too.
Sonya rated for F&N: Pass & Paste Postcard #356734 on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Thanks for Prairie Kitten's PC, Rome. It's coming along nicely. Glad your winter tires came off - the noise those things make! Happy Spring!
Response: I'm glad to have that done, and my husband took the car in so that saved me a boring wait at the dealership. Thanks for the heart Sonya! ☺️🩷
Comment: Thank you Rome. And thank you for the note too! Hope it warms up soon.
Response: Have fun with rainydancer's Things That Fly postcard. :)
MuggleMom rated for PC: Pink Pass & Paste Postcard on Apr 3, 2024
Comment: Of course you would make a piece of art in your square! Pink-tastic!! I'll sign up for round #2 also. Thanks for the extra, I'll send it on homeward. xxMuggleMom
Response: You are so kind. ☺️ It was a fun technique to create that mountain effect. Have fun making your section!
Comment: What a beautiful envelope! I might use it for a future pass and paste! Have a nice day.
Response: I love it when my envelopes get repurposed. πŸ€— I hope WoodlandBanshee loves the finished postcard.
Comment: Hi Rome, thank you for sending Cathy's Lombard Street, San Fran Coloring Collab PC. I will get it on its way home to her! Warmly, Ginger
Response: I hope she loves it. ☺️
Comment: Thanks for sending me Linda's Flowers Deco and the extra forest stickers! My family was just joking about my love of forests because last year I visited the Redwoods and this year I'm going to a bamboo grove. I just feel so at home amongst the trees! :)
Response: I'm so glad the forest stickers were a hit. πŸ€— 🌲🌳
pat5036 rated for HCSI: Artist Trading Card on Mar 29, 2024
Comment: Neat tiger carving!
Response: Thanks! My tigers are some of my favourite stamps that I've carved.
Comment: Thank you. I will finish this off and send it home :)
Response: Have fun finishing OrigamiGrace's postcard.
luluvision rated for HCSI: Stamp & Pass Postcard #16 on Mar 28, 2024
Comment: Oooh! I'm such a big fan of The Twilight Zone! I was always too chicken to carve Rod! Great job! Look forward to adding to this one! Thanks Rome!
Response: I'm so glad you like my work. I grew up watching the Twilight Zone so it has really stuck with me, especially the talking doll episode and the cornfield episode.
SFreer rated for CS: Small Travelling Booklet R#4 on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you Rome…Super cute cover on your booklet!
Response: Thanks, I liked making that booklet. Thanks for hosting!
RAINDARGON rated for AAA: Sender's Choice #355535 on Mar 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your lovely atc.it has been raining here β˜”οΈFor the last three days.
Response: Spring has arrived on the west coast. πŸŒ§οΈπŸ’§πŸŒ«οΈ Thanks for the heart! I enjoyed making that sunrise scene.
Comment: Hello Rome, thanks for Mugglemoms rainboots zine! Its raining a lot in Darwin and I feel like I should send some along! πŸ²πŸ‰πŸ²πŸ‰πŸ²
Response: β˜” I think you have, it's raining here as I write this. 🌧️
SeleneW rated for DB β™₯: Small Deco #355787 on Mar 24, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the deco. I love the woodland stickers. The sleeping fox is so cute.
Response: I'm so glad that the stickers were a hit. ☺️ 🦊 Have fun with Sonya's 'Things that Shake' deco.
Comment: Looking forward to adding my page to Shelley's cat deco!
Response: Have fun with it. πŸ™‚

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1183 719 757
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1196 1274 0 0
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MuggleMom on Apr 3, 2024:

Thanks of the postage stamps in the pink swap!!



user6937 on Mar 26, 2024:

Rome, thank you for instructions on how to post a picture on a forum page - of course, it worked!

rkassman on Mar 21, 2024:

Thank you for your wonderful metallic addition and sending home my pass and paste postcard!

ktk8 on Feb 17, 2024:

HeLLo and THANKS for adding beautiful Washi tape to my pass and paste postcard... many hearts to you.....it returned HOME today......

ktk8 on Feb 12, 2024:

Hello and thanks for working on and coloring on my ROSE collaborative postcard.... I love the colors you chose..... I love collaborative swaps..... many hearts to you.....

MuggleMom on Jan 25, 2024:

Thank you so much for sending home my "T" deco! Your page exceeded my expectations as usual! Guess what, the Canadian stamp you used did not get canx so it's coming back to you!



SFreer on Jan 18, 2024:

Thank you so much for contributing to my add n pass postcard and sending it home! I love it!

chimerix on Dec 25, 2023:

wolfeagle on Dec 25, 2023:


OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

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