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Date Joined: January 23, 2011
Last Online: April 30, 2023
Birthday: March 4
Country: Canada

About Me

My name is Justene and I live in southern Ontario, Canada & I am married to my bestest friend in the whole world. I have 3 wonderful sons who are my pride and joy and the light of my life. I have a beautiful granddaughter who is perfectly precious and all things wonderful!

I LOVE animals and have a dog named Roxie and a cat named Frank and they are spoiled to bits! They are more often than not, the subjects of my amateur photography hobby! I love taking photos of them! ♥♥♥

I work full-time outside my home and look sooo forward to getting home and diving into my crafting! I love mixed media arts, art journaling, scrapbooking, card making & all things paper!

I LOVE mailart - I love to decorate all my envies and also love to receive decorated mail. Life's too short to mail anything in a plain white envelope! A naked envelope is an unhappy envelope. Be bold! Decorate that envie!

I just purchaed my firt Midori Traveler's Notebook and I'm having so fun much using it! A brand new adventure for me! Planning, decorating - sooo many wonderful ideas on Pinterest for planners! It's such a lovely idea of daily recording that will provide a golden treasure trove of memories at year's end!

I love all things vintage! Papers, ephemera, ribbons, buttons, textiles, books, book covers, antique door knobs, vintage clothing, old journals, photo frames, vintage imagery & postcards.

I LOVE photography and take lots & lots of pictures! I love experimenting with my photos - I use both a Nikon D3100 DSLR as well as my iPhone. I love to scrapbook my most special photos and am in the midst of doing scrapbooks for my three sons, as well as my granddaughter. I also am in my second year of doing Project Life scrapbooking, which I love so much!

I love going to art festivals, museums & flea markets....and bringing home treasure troves of goodies to use in my crafting.

Crafty things I love...♥

♥ Mail art

♥ Art journals

♥ Planners & planner accessories

♥ Traveler's Notebooks

♥ All things vintage

♥ Postcards

♥ Hand-made paper

♥ All inks...craft, alcohol, Indian, dye-based, etc.

♥ Rubber stamps and clear stamps - especially vintage themes

♥ All Tim Holtz products, designs, & elements

♥ Decorated envelopes - LOVE making, sending & receiving!

♥ Hand-made mini albums & paperpag albums

♥ All 'Alice in Wonderland' themed items

♥ Gems, charms, bling

♥ Maps

♥ Russian Nesting Dolls

♥ Vintage Music pages

♥ Cosmic Shimmer Spray

♥ Envelopes - all different sizes & shapes

♥ Sakura glaze pens

♥ Washi tape, tissue tape, paper tape

♥ Vintage ephemera

♥ Exotic & antique door-knobs

♥ Old vintage documents, especially foreign

♥ Embossing folders

♥ Decorative pins, brads, trinkets

♥ Vintage lace, bows, doilies of all sizes and colours

♥ Hand-made journals & altered journals

♥ Hand-made boxes

♥ Altered books

♥ Gourmet recipes

♥ Chipboard elements

♥ Bookmarkers

♥ ATC's

♥ Copics markers

♥ Vintage fabric swatches / textiles

♥ Hand-made tags

♥ Small collectible boxes & tins

♥ Cloth bags

♥ Coin purses

♥ Silk scarves

♥ Old books & book covers, especially vintage

♥ Cigar bands & boxes

♥ Blank notecards

♥ Sea shells, sea glass, anything beachy themed!

♥ Anything whimsical - fairies, elves, pixies, angels, cherubs

♥ Photography - black & white, sidewalks, shops, charming streets, colorful buildings, doors, windows

♥ Flowers, trees, leaves, rivers, brooks, streams, mountains, lakes

♥ Favourite Colours: pinks, purples, silvers, blues, greens, turquoise, cream, black

♥ Foreign newsprint

♥ 1950s imagery

Planner Love...♥

I love love love my Midori Traveler's Notebook daily planner! I am new to using a daily planner and I'm having soooo much fun with it! It is standard size (11cm x 21cm) (8.25" x 4.33") Here are some of my planner preferences:

♥ Colour scheme is muted vintage tones with pops of red

♥ Paper flags

♥ Sticky notes (plain & decorative)

♥ Decorative paper clips

♥ Washi tape (LOVE washi tape!)

♥ Printed quotes on tiny cards

♥ Small clear acrylic stamps

♥ Planner die cuts & punched shapes

♥ Pens & markers

♥ Journal cards

♥ Stickers

♥ Planner charms (especially love fish, dolphins, elephants, & hearts)

Food & Drink...♥

TEA! I've developed a fondness (or obsession!) for tea. I'm currently enjoying Organic Slimming Oolong Tea by the Metropolitan Company...it's simply divine! I also love green tea....I have at least 2 cups every morning! I enjoy many different varieties of tea....: Oolong, Black, Herbal, Green, White, Rooibos & Chai.

Here is a wish list of some of my favourite teas as well as some teas I'd love to try:

♥ David's Tea ♥ Tea Pigs Tea ♥ American Tea Room Milk Oolong ♥ Teavana Eastern Beauty Oolong ♥ Friday Afternoon Red Earl Grey ♥ Tea Forte Raspberry Nectar ♥ Sacred Rose Morning Blossom ♥ Tea Zone Cinnamon Apricot Tisane ♥ Tiesta Tea Fireberry ♥ American Tea Room Nirvana ♥ Canton Tea Company Jasmine Pearl ♥ Culinary Teas Chocolate Mint ♥ Art of Tea Classic Black ♥ Joy's Teaspoon English Breakfast ♥ Japanese Green Tea

COFFEE! Love love love coffee! I love a good cuppa coffee! I also love specialty coffees, cappucinos, flavoured cappucinos, lattes, and mocha & hazlenut are my favourite add-ins to coffee. Yum!

CHOCOLATE! Love love love chocolate! Love to try all different types of chocolate from all over this wonderful planet. There's nothing better than a good friend, except a good friend with CHOCOLATE!


♥ I love collecting postcards. I joined PostCrossing.com which is a wonderful network to exchange postcards! I like the idea of collecting postcards & postage stamps from all over the world... the kind that are written on and dated and stamped by the post office. Not only for the postcard itself, but for the soul that was connected to it, and the different hands that have touched it, and the different eyes that have read it on its wonderful journey to my little corner of the world.

I would love to receive postcards that represent the country or area where you live. Traditional customs, architecture, street views, houses, people, animals, art & quirky items. I also love hand-made by you -- your ideas, your inspiration, your creativity!

More postcard favourites:

Vintage ● Artsy ● Whimsical ● Romantic ● Moomins ● Jetoy Cats ● Churches ● Castles ● UNESCO World Heritage Sites ● Cities at night ● The Pyramids ● Steampunk ● Alice in Wonderland ● Winnie The Pooh ● Children's Literary Classics ● Cats ● Elephants ● Polar Bears ● Gorillas

I'd also love to receive postcards of the New Seven Wonders of the World:

The Great Wall of China ● Petra in Jordan ● Brazil's statue of Christ the Redeemer ● Peru's Machu Picchu ● Mexico's Chichen Itza Pyramid ● The Colosseum in Rome ● India's Taj Mahal

Please, no free-ad or multi-view postcards. Also, I prefer naked postcards (no envelopes) with hand-written messages & pretty postage-stamps! Thank you!

Favorite Movies

Shawshank Redemption ♥ Findng Nemo ♥ Casablanca ♥ Up! ♥ The Princess Bride ♥ Pulp Fiction ♥ Labyrinth ♥ Inception ♥ V ♥ Avatar The Colour Purple ♥ Shakespeare in Love ♥ Million Dollar Baby ♥ Gran Torino ♥ Schindler's List ♥ Johnny Dangerously ♥ Finding Neverland ♥ The Lion King ♥ Whale Rider

Favorite Books

A Fine Balance ♥ Life of Pi ♥ To Kill A Mockingbird ♥ The Great Gatsby ♥ The Time Traveller's Wife ♥ Sarah's Key ♥ Lord of the Flies ♥ The Hot Zone ♥ Book of Negroes ♥ Change of Heart ♥ The Lovely Bones ♥ The Kite Runner ♥ Fall on Your Knees ♥ The Poisonwood Bible ♥ The Red Tent ♥ The Notebook ♥ Frankenstein ♥ The Dovekeepers ♥ Keeping Faith

Favourite Television

Game of Thrones ♥ Vikings ♥ Dr. Who ♥ Iron Chef ♥ The Walking Dead ♥ Sherlock Holmes ♥ Big Bang Theory ♥ The Voice ♥ Schitt's Creek ♥ Modern Family ♥ Black Mirror

Still patiently waiting...

FLAKED - I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - February - Kayla Fine @AnakinVash

FLAKED - Decorated Tags-February - Melanie Perry @LotusMel

FLAKED - Send Me A Tote & A Note #3 - Sherrie Roberts @quiltknit

FLAKED - Art Journal for Beginners - Nancy Krzyworz @nancyk

This art journal was lovingly ANGELED by my fellow Canuck, the uber-talented and ever-so-kind Corinne Braun @braunc -- thank you Corinne! ♥


Comment: I received your envelope today and I am probably the happiest woman in my country right now! Your washi samples are AWESOME! And you went so out of your way with all the extra goodies! I LOVE IT ALL!!!!! Thank you!
Response: I'm so happy you like your washi and goodies! And I'm so happy it finally arrived - that took sooo long! I mailed that May 12!!! Thanks for the fun swap - I had so much fun making the washi! I do it all the time now! :) Have a wonderful day -- and thanks so much for the heart!!!
Stickerz78 rated for Decorate my week - International on May 13, 2015
Comment: Thoughtful swap, thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
paperdoxie rated for Planner Accessories #2 on May 11, 2015
Comment: When I came home from work I found your beautiful envelope in my mailbox and oh, wow! This really made my day! Thank you so much for the wonderful planner goodies you sent, I love them all and can hardly tell which one I like most, because they're all so awesome: The Washi, the journaling cards, the paperclips, the postcard ... everything.Thank you again for this great swap. If possible, I would give you eleven hearts out of ten. :)
Response: I'm so happy you like your envelope and planner goodies! I had fun putting it together for you! And thanks so much for the heart! :)
Response: Thank you for rating - and for the heart!
Comment: I really LOVE your envelope and all the goodies insite! Thank you só much. If I could give you more hearts, I would have done that!!
Response: You're very welcome! So happy you you like it! I had fun making the envie and stuffing it with goodies for you! :) Thanks so much for the heart!
Lolcw rated for Washi Anonymous Washi Sample Swap on Apr 9, 2015
Comment: Thank you!!! and for all the extra.
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the heart!
kalikei rated for ★ March Tea Party ★ on Mar 31, 2015
Comment: Wow-thanks so much for everything! I can't wait to try the teas, especially the green tea with peach. Thanks so much for all of the extras too!
Response: You're so welcome! Thanks for joining my swap! And thank you so much for the heart! ♥
Natze0407 rated for ★ March Tea Party ★ on Mar 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the great tea :)
Response: You're very welcome - thanks for the heart!
Comment: Justene thank you so much for your beautiful envelope! Put a big smile on my face when I saw it in the mailbox, especially when I saw all the stamps on it too. And thanks for stuffing it full of all kinds of stationery- what a bonus!
Response: You're so very welcome! I'm so happy you like the envie and the goodies! Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: Love the kitty cat mail art.. Thanks for all the great extras....
Response: So happy you like it! Thanks so much for the heart! ♥
Comment: Thank you for the nice quote, Justene☺
Response: You're welcome! :)
Comment: I love that one. So True!
Comment: Thank you so much for that lovely quote and your kind words :) I appreciate them a lot! Hugs Yoshi
Response: You're so very welcome, Yoshi! I'm glad you like the quote! Thank you so much for the heart! ♥ :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the inspirational quote
Response: You're so very welcome! I'm glad you like it! Thanks for the heart! ♥ :)
BBQ rated for 3~Random PC's in an envie ~ Edited on Jun 4, 2012
Comment: Thank You for the wonderful pcs you sent me. I love them.
Response: You're very welcome! So happy you like them! Thanks so much for the heart! :)
Mamabemus rated for 5 Postcards in an Envie #5 on May 31, 2012
Comment: I wish I would give you more than one heart. you went way above and beyond. what a great package
Response: Happy to know you liked the postcards! Thanks so much for the heart! :)
Wennie rated for I ♥heart♥ Mail Art - May on May 30, 2012
Comment: Wow, Justene! What a cool envelope and what nice goodies inside! Thanks a lot!
Response: So happy you liked it! :) Thanks so much for the heart!
Comment: I loved your mail art! I am saving it!! You are so creative:)
Response: So happy you like it! Thanks for the heart! :)
Comment: I love the creepy-cute envelope you sent!
Response: Glad you liked it! :)

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Loonstruck on Dec 31, 2016:

I have dropped you from the group Sealed with Love because you haven't logged on or participated in swaps since February 2016. If you decide to come back to Swap-bot and would like to rejoin our group, please let me know!

sweetpea22 on Feb 16, 2016:

Thank you so much for the Awesome Friendlies wishes :o)) I especially love the handmade envies and beautiful handmade notecard!!!

Bavarija on Jan 18, 2016:

Thank you for postcards. Very interesting postcards!

owlsinathens on Dec 31, 2015:

yvonne401 on Oct 13, 2015:

Justine, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.



owlsinathens on Oct 12, 2015:

Thinking of you!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!!

tcornell on Sep 4, 2015:

My thoughts and prayers are with you Justene. Great big hugs, Tracy

Amace on Sep 3, 2015:

Remember each day, you are in all of our thoughts and prayers!!!!

Hugs and lots love ♡♡♡♡♡

Love Amber and the Friendlies group

HelenG6 on Sep 2, 2015:

Dear Lady, I wish you well on your health recovery. I am in the Toronto area and hope your care is excellent. Best Wishes to you and your family.

Amace on Sep 2, 2015:

I am always here for you!

Much love!


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