Swap-bot Time: February 29, 2024 4:39 am


Date Joined: September 10, 2013
Last Online: February 28, 2024
Birthday: January 24
Country: United States
instagram: Life on Capilano

About Me

January 10, 2023

Hello Friends, The last few months have been crazy with my grandchild having her first birthday, family vacation, major surgery for myself and college starting for my last child. We have been super busy and with my scheduled surgery date on the calendar I decided to take a few months off from swapping just to make sure I was present in my life. I am back, slowly of course, I will be working from home the next month until I'm released back to work. I plan on participating in a few swaps to stretch my legs and get back into a routine.

August 28, 2023

My entire family (6 of us live together) got COVID19 new variant. out of the 19 family member that went to this baby shower for my nephew 9 of us got covid. One of them is my granddaughter of 8 months, to say its been a touch two weeks does not compare. I was ahead on my swaps but did not mail two on time, I have since directly message my partner letting them know they were mail late and why.

Everyone is starting to feel better except for the baby and my mom, who I just found out fainted at home alone. Talk about being stressed.

Please reach out I will check in every other day as I start to feel like myself again. Please be safe out there COVID is coming back sadly.

August 2, 2023 Hello Fellow Swappers,

Life has been good. My granddaughter Adelina is growing currently 6 1/2 months old and crawling. I keep asking time to slow down. My adult kids are doing well for the most part my middle son and I both have some medical procedures coming up so this mama's stress level is a bit higher then normal.

*******************************************************The USPS is still working on getting things back to normal but unfortunately the mail is not the way it used to be, sometimes it take no time to get somewhere and other it takes weeks. no rhyme or reason. I know we all are dealing with this so please note I do not rate based on of post date unless its weeks from the swap date. I have put items in the mail and they either do not get picked up on time or they don't post date until a later date which is a tad bit annoying but what can we do.

12/15/2022 I’M GRANDMOTHER!!! I was able to win these the most amazing thing on earth. Mom and baby are doing great, home now trying to rest when they can. That being send please be patient with me, I’ve reached out to everyone about sending out.

08/22/2022 Hello Happy Swappers.. I hope everyone is doing good. I will be having surgery next week which will more then likely take me off the computer for 2 week possible more. I'm hoping it won't be that long, I don't know if I can be away from swapping that long. I have completed all my swaps and will rate all the mail I have already received this week. So If you haven't gotten rated yet please send me a message. Everyone take care and happy swapping.

06/12/2022 This past weekend was another overload of emergencies. My father inlaw had emergency surgery and ended up in a coma, he lives 2 hours away so my husband and I went to go be with him. Then while I was there found out that my niece, nephew, brother, and dad have COVID. My dad is 70 so my stress level to say the least is high. I reached out to my swap partners to let them know I was a day late in mailing. Thank you all for your understanding. I hope one day most of our lives are calm and uneventful. Take Care everyone and hug your loved ones.

05/16/2022 Update my entire family got COVID, 2 1/2 years into the pandemic. First, it was my son and daughter-in-law (still at home), then my mom and stepdad, and now my niece. I took care of everyone except my niece with her mom. I'm proof that if you wear a mask and wash your hand you can keep it at bay. Needless to say I'm exhausted. All swaps have gone out on the day due but they may have got to the mailbox late for pick up. I'm very behind in rating, but I promise I will catch up.

thank you for all your understandings.

01/23/2022 Nothing will ever be normal again, but I've come to accept this rollercoaster and get back to snail mail and swaps. as you can see the last time I was on here I met all my swaps just trying to get back to a 4.99 ratings.

9/23/2020 My life had other plans for me this past year, nothing seems to be the same but I'm back on the road to find what the new normal is. I've reached out to every single person for swaps I missed and will continue to make things right. I need to get back into swapping it brought so much joy to my life and I need a little joy right now.

Thank you for reading and Happy Swapping.

I like learning new things.

I'm spontaneous, loud and loyal.

I'm a night owl that hates mornings.

My Off the wall collection: Coffee Mugs When I prefer Ice Tea

I'm HORRIBLE at grammar and all things that come with that. To think I was almost a teacher too.

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Food: Pasta

Someday I will travel, finish one journal instead of having multiples, dye my hair BLONDE, and find my brother I never met.

** Communication is the key** Please reach out to me if you are sending out late or have not received something from me.

Things I love

Being on the lake

Sand between my toes

the sound of wind through the forest


family vacations

hearing my children laughing

long letters

holding hands

birthday wishes

Favorite Crafts

Creating my bullet journal or planner

Digital Scrapbooking

Paper Scrapbooking

Card making

Jewelry making

Paper crafts

Water colors

Mail art

mix media art

My Wish list

Artsy postcards



Homemade envelopes

Stickers (no teacher stickers or puffy stickers)

Magazine cutouts,

Mailing Labels

Inspirational Quote

List of suggested Books to read

anything paper related

Favorite Television

Gilmore Girls


Greys Anatomy


Last Kingdom

Virgin River

Steel Magnolia


Walking Dead

Downton Abbey

Big Brother

Game of Thrones

Favorite Books

ALL OF - Sarah Addison Allen, Andy Weir, Alice Hoffman, Karin Slaughter and Elin Hilderbrand

East of Eden

Harry Potter series


Ready Player One (didn't want it to end)

Favorite Movies

Pride and Prejudice

This is 40

Crazy, stupid, love

Wizard of Oz

Day After Tomorrow

Deep Impact

All Jurassic Park Movies

Anything Disney


FieryCanuck rated for CMF: Get Well on Feb 25, 2024
Comment: what a fun get well card; thank you for bringing a smile to my face! :) thanks also for the extras. <3 I love how you decorated the envelope too! <3
Comment: Thanks for the extra PCs! I'll get yours out next swap. I hope you finally get one back this time!
WoodlandBanshee rated for ATP: Scavenger Hunt #1 on Feb 21, 2024
Comment: thank you
Comment: Thank you! P.S. I’m thrilled you shared these in that Valentine. I used those this year for my gals & didn’t save myself one. I was sad because I really loved that LOVE design & couldn’t find any more. So now I have one for my collection! =) Seriously, thank you.
ChrisD rated for CMF: Get Well on Feb 20, 2024
Comment: Elina, you did a lovely job on the get-well card! Thank you for the extras. Hope to swap with you again.
nancylee rated for APDG - Fairies on Feb 18, 2024
Comment: Lovely! I like to make the little flower ones <3
mysmashbooklife rated for APDG - Favorite TV Shows on Feb 16, 2024
Comment: I love the Last of Us. I still have to see the other half of the show, but it is amazing. Waiting for season 4 Stranger Things!
HisSheep4lyfe rated for APDG - Favorite TV Shows on Feb 15, 2024
nenacolours rated for APDG - Fairies on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you very much! Very nice pictures profile!
ElisaMarcuz rated for APDG - Favorite TV Shows on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you!!!!
ElisaMarcuz rated for APDG - Fairies on Feb 15, 2024
Comment: Nice pics! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for sending Terry’s card on Elina! I will add to it and pass it on next swap. 🙂
AlyssaLynnWrites rated for Handmade Bookmarks #2 on Feb 11, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the bookmarks! My youngest daughter stole the rainbow looking one 🤣 she also loved the bookmarks!
WoodlandBanshee rated for Pink&Red on Feb 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
ReadWithMel rated for Traveling book card #65 on Feb 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you! Sorry, I thought I had rated.
SFTX rated for 2024 Recipe Swap #5 on Feb 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the extra items! We love pancakes, and will have to give this variation a try this weekend. Thanks again :)
Comment: Thanks, Elina! I got your swap and appreciated the postcards and the extras.
Comment: Thankyou for the nice cards:)
lulu0621 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #378 on Feb 5, 2024
Comment: Elina, thank you for the lovely note card and the ATC and bookmark. I will definitely use them! Lovely! I hope that returning to work wasn't too awful.
ElisaMarcuz rated for APDG - Cosy Winter on Feb 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you!!!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9630 638 2 2
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468 745 8 3
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HisSheep4lyfe on Feb 15, 2024:

APDG-TV SHOWS The Deadliest Catch- Time Bandit Captains/Deckhands!


1000 LB Sisters!!! I love them.



Greys Anatomy! Dr.Torrez was always my favorite, I miss her.


HisSheep4lyfe on Feb 13, 2024:






KSENiA on Feb 13, 2024:

APDG - Favorite TV Shows

Have a nice day! Ksenia

mchesser12 on Feb 12, 2024:

for: APDG - Favorite TV Shows

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 12, 2024:

APDG - Fairies Mail Deadline: Feb 16, 2024

Hello :)

mysmashbooklife on Feb 12, 2024:

Hi! This is for the swap: APDG – Fairies

Halloween Halloween Halloween

mchesser12 on Jan 31, 2024:

for: APDG Cozy (Cosy) Winter

ElisaMarcuz on Jan 30, 2024:


This is for the APDG - Cosy Winter swap.

Enjoy them

mysmashbooklife on Jan 30, 2024:

Hi! This is for the swap: APDG – Cosy Winter

Halloween Halloween Halloween

yvonne401 on Jan 23, 2024:

APDG~Inspire Your Heart With Art Day-January 31

Hope you like the art I chose for you. I tried to make it a nice variety.



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