Swap-bot Time: December 7, 2022 9:06 pm


Date Joined: April 20, 2021
Last Online: December 7, 2022
Birthday: October 24
Country: Canada
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About Me

Hello from the We(s)t Coast of Canada! I live here with my husband, 5 kids and 3 cats and am, what you call, indoorsy (despite living by the ocean and the mountains). I love writing, creating, reading, napping, drinking tea, and listening to music and dancing in my living room. :) My favourite things to do is to make cards and send snail mail! I have been penpal'ing for years in the traditional sense (writing long letters) and find an absurd amount of happiness sending things! I am a positive encouraging person who loves to make people smile! :)

**my daughter has an account as well and we live together, so if you come across both of us and wonder about the same addresses, that is why! She and I are similar, but you will quickly see we have different styles and crafting skills! :)

Favorite Crafts

I love papercrafts and am a cardmaker (my favourites are working with rubber stamps, water colouring, and heat embossing ...see my IG page listed above) @tHartInk

Journaling is another favourite of mine ---traditional writing as well as travel books -- I like learning new styles and techniques.


My favourite book is Pride & Prejudice. I also love historical fiction (love Liz Curtis Higgs & T.L.Higley). And fantasy (like Chronicels of Narnia and Donita K. Paul)

my favourite movies are Disney's Beauty & the Beast (animated and the live action) and Pride & Prejudice (2005). I also love Anne of Green Gables, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, The Princess Bride

I don't watch TV. Except for hockey -- when I can find a game and it's not too crazy loud at home. I'm a Canucks fan.

Music is the most important thing to me (besides snail mail!!!) I love listening to CityAlight, Sovereign Grace, Crowder, Sarah Sparks, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Tommee Profitt, old skool Newsboys and any music that has a strong beat and makes me move.


To be honest, I don't have a lot of dislikes and am not picky. Receiving mail is fun so don't stress! Whatever I don't use, I pass on.

Things that make me happy: (in no particular order)

*tea (white, herbal, earl grey)

*washi (the traditional kind not decorative tape)

*buttons (with pins-- not the kind you sew with!)



*heart shaped things


*black licorice

*cats (don't hate me but I'm not a dog person at all, even though they're cute, lol)


*vintage papers/ faux handmade stuff

*glittery/shiney things

*stickers (not kid ones or planner stickers though)

*Bible verses and quotes

*vellum & glassine


*crochet ribbon & paper doilies

*Canadiana stuff (eg: Roots, old HBC)

*little pockets/envelopes for journals

*gnomes, faeries and cottagecore

*Classic Winnie the Pooh

*homesteading (I dream of having my own small farm!!) gardening, herbal medicines, apothocary, husbandry, self sufficient living, old wives tales


My favourite colour is yellow followed by grey, orange, and green.

If you speak a different language other than English, I would love to learn a word or phrase! Tell me about traditions or what it's like where you live! I love learning about other cultures and families!

I don't like vanilla or heavily scented things, horror stuff, witchcraft or ants.


Comment: Thank you for the note & beautiful notecards! The hand-warmers will come in handy! I've never been to BC but I love Seattle. Enjoy the rainy weather! I am not a big fan of the snow but it is what it is. :)
ddoherty6138 rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Dec 7, 2022
Comment: Lori-Anne - Thank you for the Advent cards to make. I am really looking forward to opening them all. D
Comment: Thank you, Lori Anne, for this swap you sent this past Summer. I was away for the Summer and so am very late rating, but I had mail in a basket so that I wouldn't forget to rate when I got back. I hope you agree "better late than never". 😊 I love the shades of purple handmade cards you sent and yes, that scrap paper book is amazingly made and I can definitely use it. Thank you for passing it along to me! I loved reading your note too. It was so personal and obvious you read my profile. Thank you! I will definitely check out Liz Curtis Higgs Scottish series. I've read her before but I think it was one about the women of the Bible? It's been awhile. But definitely will check out that book series you enjoy. Thank you again for a great swap!♥️... Karla, 12/6/22
Response: Thanks so much for rating me! :) I hope that you had a wonderful summer and that you are starting to get into the Christmas season! Yes, Liz Curtis Higgs has written a few books on women in the Bible and they're good too! Happy reading! Merry Christmas! <3
user6937 rated for Private Rolo Swap on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Guess what came today?! Sorry I forgot to put that plastic bit back on the rolo when I finished it; saw it on the table after I'd sent. Are the flying birds the front? Sig should be on the back, but other than that, you made a beautiful rolo, thank you (and, yes, I still like Art by Marlene). :)
Response: oh no, hahaha, i had a feeling I did it backwards! Yes, the flying birds are the front. *face palm* Thanks for letting me make my first rolo attempt with you! I now have yours to guide me for our next swap! <3
explore rated for CPG Just a Note #16 - Global on Dec 4, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your handmade notecard and bookmark. I have sold on eBay and etsy for several years but the competition is fierce and it is hard to get your products visible in search results. But selling on Amazon is way worse. Selling online is tough. Anyway I think teaching cardmaking classes would be more fun 😂
Response: thanks for sharing --- it really is a saturated market, isn't it? But we persist! :)
mrsD rated for It's All in the Bag on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: thanks for the fun swap!
Response: <3
2bneat rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: I am having so much fun with this Advent Calendar. Every evening I make a cup of tea and grab a card kit to put together. It's quick, easy and no stress, no mess. The perfect December crafting. Thanks for participating and for your card kits.
Response: I thought this was such a fun swap too! I wasn't able to hold out on making them one a day though... lol
Comment: Thank you so much! The snowflake was a lovely touch!
Response: you're welcome! <3
CrystalZ rated for CS: Handmade Christmas Cards 2022 on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful snowflake card! It will be going up as soon as I decorate for Christmas...so hopefully this weekend :) Thank you for the extras as well!
Response: It's feeling more Christmas-y with this snow, eh? :) stay safe!! and happy decorating. :)
CrystalZ rated for Sheetload Advent Calendar on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the 3 card kits! I like the sketches you went with and the different paper choices you made...especially the slimline one. The cat one is funny though lol. Looking forward to making all 3!
Response: I"m so glad you liked that cat one!!! haha I had fun with these kits! :)
Comment: Lori-Anne - thank you for the Christmas card - yours is the first I received this season. Take care, D
Response: yay for being the first! haha. I hope it's the start of a wonderful season for you!
ddoherty6138 rated for Sheetload of Cards - November on Nov 29, 2022
Comment: Lori-Anne - Your November card creations are delightful. I am going to borrow your beautiful idea of the snowflake on the velum. And the gold thread is a nice touch. Thank you for the extras of the hand warmers. We have a bit of snow here. Take care, D
Response: you're so welcome!! Vellum and thread are my go-to -- it's an easy way to add to a card! :) We just got snow today and it's supposed to snow all week... but we'll see if it actually does!
countrylover57 rated for CMF: Monthly Card Swap on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you so so so much for the wonderful happy swap that made my day. I loved your note and I agree with your thoughts. I have been to many places in Canada and my family preferred it over most anywhere. We never went to the pacific side but up into New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. I miss going so often as we did every year. Life changes but I have many wonderful memories. Merry Merry Christmas :)
Response: I would love to go to the East Coast -- its on my Bucket List! It's sad how life gets in the way of living, eh? :) Wishing you much happiness this Christmas! <3
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely letter and goodies! So happy it arrived!!!!
Response: I'm so sorry it took so long to get to you --- that's ridiculous!! I'm so happy it finally got to you though. <3
TamiHope rated for CMF: Monthly Card Swap on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: What a fun packet to open up!! I absolutely love both of your cards. Thank you for sending me two! You are very talented and generous as well. I love all the extras you sent along. I had fun going through them. Thanks for a wonderful swap!
Response: you're so very welcome! thanks for your comments. <3 I'm so happy this swap made you smile. :)
explore rated for Two Handmade Cards on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the two pretty handmade cards! They were reminiscent of the classic SU! style I once knew. Thank you for your letter too sharing your experience with making cards. I will PM you to answer some of your questions. Hope you will receive my cards soon - one is "classic style" and the other is "my style" 😉
Response: the nice thing about being a retired-SU demo is being able to use old stuff and not feeling badly! LOL .... although it does show my age, hahaha!
Comment: Lori-Anne, the gift card holders are amazing. Each one is carefully crafted and beautiful. Thank you so much.
Response: I'm so glad that you like them! I thought later that maybe I should've had them matching. oops. lol <3
Comment: Thank you for choosing so beautiful and tasty and useful items for this swap .It surely made me happy and I liked discovering them one by one . It was a good swap and i'm glad you were my partner .
Response: I'm so glad it made you happy! It was fun to mail something to Romania ---I'm so surprised it didn't take so long to get to you! (the post office couldn't figure out your address for the longest time!) <3
Comment: Thanks so much for the extra goodies. :)
Response: you're welcome! thanks for hosting these! I love them! <3
Comment: Thanks for the extra goodies. I especially love the cute Halloween PC. And thanks for joining my swap. :)
Response: <3

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djcamp04 on Jun 19, 2022:

Just checked out your IG. OMG! Your cards are gorgeous. You do amazing art. ❤️ So far the sunflower card is my favorite. 😍. Thanks for joining the baggie swap.

JKartstuff on Feb 28, 2022:

Thank you so much for the surprise happy mail!! (Random Happy mail Giveaway #2)You are so sweet! I can definitely use all the supplies you sent.

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

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lrm1980 on Oct 30, 2021:

Thank you for the beautiful sympathy card. It was so thoughtful, and I am lucky to call you a friend! <3

yvonne401 on Jul 15, 2021:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



kelseyn3478 on May 21, 2021:

How could I have forgotten to thank you for the absolutely gorgeous watercolor that you sent me!? It is so adorable with sunflowers and bees. How did you know? I love yellow! You are such a sweet person. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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