Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2022 1:39 pm


Date Joined: August 5, 2010
Last Online: December 9, 2022
Birthday: July 1, 1958
Country: Canada
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About Me

If you didn't receive a swap, please ask for a resend before rating me down.

If you prefer blank postcards in swaps, join my group "Postcard Stashers" that deals with swaps requiring blank postcards only.

I always have another group "Keep It Simple" for—yes, you guessed it—simple swaps that have only one or two line descriptions.

1) Even if there's a note or paper inside, please put the swap name somewhere on the envelope, too.
2) If choices are allowed, my postcard preference is blank in an envelope.

I am an avid reader (by heart), romantic (by nature), 64 (by years alive), French (by design), Canadian (by birth), Ontario (by residency), engaged (by choice), Pentecostal/born-again (by faith) and loved (by God and all who know me).

I am also a freelance editor, writer, and founder of Halcyon Days Magazine at (http://halcyondaysmagazine.blogspot.ca), Founder's Favourites (http://foundersfavourites.blogspot.com), and Perspectives which deals in inanimate objects describing their life (http://1perspectivesmagazine.blogspot.com).

Fav Swap Themes


  • 3D items (the kind that look like they're moving)
  • anything with the following words (or derivatives) on them: "Create," "Discover," "Dream," "Imagine," "Journey," "Memories," "Mystery," "Passion"
  • beach scenes
  • books (medical romance, law/courtroom, rescue)
  • bookmarks
  • business cards of nearby/favourite cafes and tea rooms
  • Canadian gift cards for Amazon, Coles/Indigo, Michaels, Target, Walmart
  • Cafes, street scenes
  • Canadian souvenir sticker sheets or singles
  • cardinals (birds)
  • cameos
  • Cinderella
  • clouds
  • courtrooms
  • covered bridges
  • Downton Abbey
  • Elongated pennies
  • Envelope/Letter seals
  • FDC (First Day Covers)
  • gazebos
  • glitter
  • gift cards from Michael's, Starbucks, Tim Hortons, Walmart
  • hourglass
  • Jim Holtz items
  • journals
  • keys
  • key chains
  • kissing
  • ladybugs
  • lambs
  • libraries
  • MAILBOXES - any items! Stamps, rubber stamps, envelopes, stickers...
  • maps on anything (trinkets, postcards, notecards, etc.)
  • MAXI cards
  • mickey mouse
  • moleskin planners
  • nautical objects (seashells, anchors, etc.)
  • panda bears
  • pens / fountain pens / FriXion pens
  • pocket letter refills
  • postcards (if the swap calls for naked, then don't send in an envelope). Basically, my preference is blank postcards in an envelope. I like postcards with beautiful or unique postmarks, mailboxes, stamps, and tea/coffee cups.
  • postmarks (unbroken) on stamps/envelopes
  • rain/rainbows
  • rhinestones
  • roses
  • sloths
  • snails
  • spoons
  • Starbucks gift cards and other goodies ;)
  • stickers suitable for diaries and planners
  • teddy bears (and anything with teddies on them) EXCEPT Winnie-the-Pooh
  • things framed/llined with gold or silver
  • Tim Horton gift cards and goodies :)
  • travel-related items
  • umbrellas
  • vintage ephemera
  • wishing wells (fountains)

I prefer not receiving things with the following themes. But if it's a sender's choice, don't worry about it :)
* angels * balloons * cartoonish things -- see samples here * cats * clowns * dogs * Hello Kitty
* Route 66 * Winnie-the-Pooh

Fav Colors, Scents, & Tastes

My favorite color schemes are teal green/blue and coral or purple tones, hunter green, or ocean colors. My favorite flower and scent is Lily-of-the-Valley. For cooking or tastes, I'm a fan of anything with cinnamon, chocolate, lemon and orange in it.

Favorite Television

I can't get enough reruns of Bones, Coach, Dexter, Downton Abbey, ER, Flashpoint, Frasier, Grey's Anatomy, Mr. Selfridge, Rome, Trauma

Other Fav Pastimes

I love cross-stitching, painting with acrylics, sketching, and definitely photography.

Wish list

  • Address labels
  • Anything to help organize things better
  • Blank postcards
  • Fountain pens
  • "FriXion" pens by Pilot
  • Lapel pins
  • Note cards
  • Postcards with teacups/coffee cups
  • Sharpie pens (fine/ultra fine)
  • Souvenir item from Austria or Disney World
  • Starbucks gift cards
  • Stickers suitable for journals and planners
  • Swap cards
  • Tim Horton gift cards


Annalena rated for PC Scavenger Search on Dec 9, 2022
theprairiemailbox rated for It's All in the Bag on Dec 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the lovely happy mail, those snail stickers are too cute!
Response: Your welcome. I know--I love snail stickers. Thanks for rating.
NRGordon rated for Scavenger T/F on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap and the lovely PC. I’m going to guess picked six but didn’t play… because I’ve done similar.
Response: Yes, you picked the correct one. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thanks Monique for the postcard. Merry Christmas!
Response: Enjoy. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thankyou for the awesome card and postcards.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
JadeFan rated for Mystery Swap - Pick a Number on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the swap. Found it again under a mail package.
vigdisblom rated for A-B-C on Nov 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much! I loved it all but especially loved the stickers!
Response: Super! Thanks for rating.
snels119 rated for Experience Heaven... on Nov 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the re-sent card!
Response: Haha, glad this one arrived. Thanks for rating.
minniepic rated for October Stash on Nov 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards ❤️❤️
Response: You got it. Rating appreciated.
Courtney rated for Haiku postcard swap on Oct 27, 2022
Comment: What a lovely haiku from your pen-pal. Thank you for sharing it!
Response: Loved the haiku, too. Rating appreciated.
Unbijou rated for Dear Diary PC on Oct 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you all around. Wonderful stamps. Cool post card. And your entry is true. We do too much research. Just experiment Good luck writing !
Honeybee203 rated for PENPAL LETTER WITH GOODIES on Oct 18, 2022
Comment: Ty for the lovely letter and goodies! I’ll be writing you back!
catlingmex rated for 3D Please on Oct 17, 2022
Comment: What an awesome ostrich bookmark! Thank you so very much.
Response: Cool! I'm glad you like it!
sherylk3 rated for CTP: Any Postcard (Blank or Naked) on Oct 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard!
Response: My pleasure!
Mamabemus rated for PC Quotes on Oct 12, 2022
Comment: awesome thanks
squince rated for It's Coming Soon on Oct 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
ddoherty6138 rated for A Bag Full of...Surprise Me! on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: Monique - great bag of surprises. I really like the little note book and the lovely postcard. I will be able to use the other items in my art journal. Thanks
Response: Whew--happy to read that!
ddoherty6138 rated for Colour Collection - Red on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the RED collection. I particularly like the red poppy postcard.
Neenarneenar rated for One of Each on Oct 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for resending!!!
Chaosfay rated for Vacay - I Would...pcs on Sep 30, 2022
Comment: THANK YOU!!!

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isabellasnow on Oct 23, 2022:

Thank you so very much for the lovely linen postcards, fulfilling an October wish on my AATW wishlist. I love them!

debbiespoms on Sep 27, 2022:

Why TYSM for joining my group. I really didn't expect that at all. But Welcome to All About the Wishes. Happy to have you !😊

HelenG6 on Jun 9, 2022:

When it comes down to it, we have to take care of our health. Thank you for the group, "Only in Canada." I enjoy the group. Slowing down sometimes is the key to basically take care of our health. Enjoy your Summer!

bblue on Jun 3, 2022:

Thank you for running the "Only in Canada" swap group all these years! It's a much-appreciated group.

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