Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2018 5:42 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: September 29, 2015
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a stay at home mom of 2 little girls married to my college sweetheart. I have three online stores where I sell fabulous supplies and luxury trims, boutique goods and whimsical jewelry my friend and I create out of beer boxes from our famed local brewery!

We have just traded our 25 acres of rolling hills in the pines for a 1 1/2 acre parcel of walnut and fruit orchards closer to town. The girls and I are loving it! Life threw us a curve ball 6/22/09 when my 38 year old husband had a cardiac event that sent him into a prolonged coma. He is still unresponsive. I am caring for our daughters myself, visiting my husband in the hospital and maintaining our home and life, in hopes that he can one day return to us.

My Crafty Life

Paper Crafts, Cardmaking, Sewing, Jewelry Making ( I make jewelry from reclaimed vintage findings, Swarovski Crystal, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage, and if I have a common theme in the things that I make it is that they all either contain something vintage or are vintage inspired. If it is paper arts, I probably have thrown some vintage sheet music or old wallpaper in the mix. If I am sewing I am probably trying to salvage the remains of some vintage textile I have drug home. Some things speak to me right away, and others stay with me for many years before they find their voice.

Favorite Music

  • My Eclectic Music Taste; I love oldies, classic rock and country. Bon Jovi, Faith Hill, CCR, Sugarland, Josh Turner, Sara Evans, Trisha Yearwood, Tracy Chapman, Big and Rich, Toby Keith, Black eyed Peas,Alicia Keyes, Patti Smith, Tim McGraw, Huey Lewis, Meatloaf, The Big Bopper, Elvis, Darius Rucker, Bruno Mars, Adele,...

Things I Watch and Read

  • Silver Screen; Rom/Com, Comedies, Adventures, Mysteries, Thrillers.. The Bourne series, Secondhand Lions, Big Fish, The Hunger Games Lawless, Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts. Oceans 11. A good adventure without too many car chases or shooting .

  • The Small Screen; NCIS, Law and Order, CSI, Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds,Bones, Chopped, Eureka, Hawaii 5-0, Modern Family, The Mentalist,Top Chef, Food Network Challenge, Parenthood,

  • Books; I love to read! I read everything from Chic Lit and Biographies to Crime Novels. Harlan Coben, Lee Childs,Mary Kay Andrews, Janet Evanovich, or any other Murder, Mayhem and Mystery!

My Home/My Style

  • Shabby Chic, Antique, Distressed style (not the tole painted cabbage rose shabby chic, but the faded linens, chipped paint, vintage french style).

  • Sage and aqua, white cabinets, brushed granite, and stainless in the kitchen.

  • White, chippy paint and silver sage in the dining room.

  • Warm leather and reclaimed wood in the living room.

  • Aqua and burlap in the studio/craft room.

  • Beachy blues and chocolate in the master and bath.

  • The girls room is Lilac with bright color accents of pink, turquoise, purple, orange and lime.

  • Favorite colors, chocolate brown, champagne, robins egg blue, pink, sage, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, cream, bronze, mercury glass, pewter, black. stone, gray.

  • Favorite scents fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore. But I prefer not to receive scented things unless it is specified in the swap, as when they travel in a package, they can become overwhelming, and make me sneeze :o)

A Few of My Favorite Things


  • Vintage buttons

  • Vintage laces and trims

  • Millinery and Fabric flowers

  • Embellishments

  • "Keep Calm and Carry On" is the mantra of my life, I love stuff with this saying on it!

  • Vintage ephemera

  • Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry

  • Crystal beads

  • Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms

  • Collage sheets

  • Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items

  • Fun stuff for the girls

  • Sizzix stuff for my bigshot

  • Rubber stamps, (I like stamps that are more realistic ie:Tim Holtz style rather than whimsical ie:Debbie Mum)

  • Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps

  • French themed rubber stamps

  • Anything Tim Holtz

  • Glass tiles for jewelry making

  • Old game pieces (especially with the letters L,H,E & C)

  • Silver colored solder and solder supplies

  • Old silver plated forks and spoons

  • Vintage hankies and linens (damaged or not)

  • French themed ephemera & embellishments

  • Deco and Washi tapes

  • Day of the Dead and sugar skulls

  • Frida

  • Wax seals

  • Polka dots

  • Milk Chocolate, Licorice(red and black), Bottle Caps, Caramel, Butterscotch are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 8 and she is in 3rd grade. Her favorite colors are purples in any shade and blues. She loves bling, peace signs, rainbows, fancy hats (she wears them!) and anything girly. She loves to read, crafts and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 6 and in first grade, her favorite colors are pink and orange. .She loves ponies, tiny things, crafting, reading, la la loopsy and loves to pretend.

Additionally they both enjoy snow skiing, having tea parties, dressing up, games, sparkly things, decorating for holidays, roller skating, riding bikes and scooters, movies, and fun bath stuff.

No Thank You

  • Character themed or super cutesy things (not for me, the kids love them though!)

  • Marshmallows

  • Gummy anything

  • Coffee, Tea, Hot Chocolate or most hot beverages

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

  • Heart shaped things (for kids they are fine or for valentines day)

  • ATC, Dottee, Skinny, Inchies etc (It is not that I dislike them, just that I do not do them)

    ************** FLAKERS!!!!******************

** Hall of Shame: **

Flaked on by @GRANNYLUCILLE Girls Swap: angelled by Kwafty

flaked on by @MISSDOGGIE Crazy Craft Crackers; angeled by Turtle17

flaked on by: @OURDAILYCHOCOLATE Ribbon and Button: angeled by Naughtyelf

flaked on by: @MYSTICALMAGIC Dora the Explorer: Angeled by Butterflykisses

flaked on by @ROBOTGRANNY Rubber stamp set: Angeled by Jackyb

Halloween Whimsy Box Flaked on by @GOLDIE she offered to resend then never did or respond to my messages.

Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25 told swap coordinator that she had sent but never did or responded to my messages. She finally contacted me and offered to resend but never did.And contacted me again, but again did not resend.

PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL

Stamping Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Profile Lp Tag: Flaked on by @BEX

Flaked on by: @LILMISSPOLKADOT profile Lp


ChinaCat rated for Send Me a Package: Crafts on Jul 19, 2013
Comment: I LOVED my package!! Thank you so much for the lovely ribbon (perfect for the crafting I like to do), and the cute clay faces (again, perfect). The earrings and necklace are beautiful! A really special package - thank you! =)
principeta rated for What do you make? on Jun 20, 2013
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: This was such a lovely thimble tassel. Thank you so much - now I have to find a special place to hang it!
Sultana rated for Altered Watch Charms on Jun 4, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for such a cute watch charm I love it and the little charms on it ! =)
NaughtyElf rated for SC-Keys to the Castle on May 1, 2013
Comment: I am so sorry to have rated sooner but my mother-in-law had knee surgery and I am the only one with "free time" to help her out. But I must say "Oh I LOVE this swap!!" Thank you, thank you for thinking of me the necklace is gorgeous, I am wearing it and the extras you sent are so me! They do inspire and I cannot thank you enough for thinking of me. Another kind and thoughtful and beautiful swap from you. I always feel lucky to have you for a partner! Many hugs and hearts, Sher,
Comment: You always send the nicest things. I appreciate the thought and care you put into this kindness package. I love it all! Thank you!
ShabbyJules rated for SC-Our Nest is Best on Apr 16, 2013
Comment: ,Super sighable absolutely adore my little nest its so sweet and the bird is too cute with his tiny crown.,I love it to pieces and the baby mittens you know me so well the trims ahhh a delightful swap in every sense of the word,No wonder you are my favorite swapper xx
Comment: ,Love my button card swap and extra buttons as usual you make me happy,
luleemik rated for Altered Peat Pots on Mar 22, 2013
Comment: Absolutely adorable!! I love your interpretation of of the Spring theme...it is so ME:) Thank you for sharing your talent with me...Happy Spring!
luleemik rated for Altered Art Spool: Love on Feb 6, 2013
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous!! Love it:) Thank you for an amazing swap and sharing your talent with me!!
mandymo rated for Altered Tin: Fairy on Jan 28, 2013
Comment: I LOVE IT SOOO MUCH! The little fairy is adorable. Also thank you for the lovely ring and ribbons. It is all wonderful. Thank you!
Comment: If your happy and you know it clap your hands! *clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap, clap* I adore the paper pads and matching glitter, I will love to use them on cards and my paper crafts! I also love the assorted ribbons and trims, they are fantastic and I appreciate all the thought you put into this package to clear my after Christmas blues!
harleygirl rated for Christmas Lucky Parcel on Dec 15, 2012
Comment: Thank you! I love the gingerbread towel and of course the Harley ornament. You did a great job! :) Thanks!!
Comment: Oh honey, I'd give you a whole arangement of hearts if I could. You were correct I LOVE feathers....... Absolutely BEAUTFUL!!!!!!
Amigirl rated for Holiday Earring Swap on Dec 8, 2012
Comment: I loved the cute earrings you made! And thanks for the extra beads!
Comment: I love all the goodies you sent for me! I am sure I will use them all! I am totally in love with the penguin hand towel!
luleemik rated for Block Party #2: Winter on Dec 6, 2012
Comment: Love it, Love it, LOVE it!! Thank you for an amazing block...it is sooo me:) It's sitting on the lap of my handmade reindeer!
Tjrenee rated for Altered Mini Tart Tin on Dec 5, 2012
Comment: I just ADORE the ornament that you made!!! I have already hung it on my tree! Truly Fabulous work! Happy Holidays!
Response: Thank you! I had a whole different idea in mind, then I ran across some vintage napkin rings that I had stashed away, and they had the trees on them, and I thought it would work perfectly for the ornament!
Comment: Wow, Lesley, what a wonderful package of goodies. Wish I could give you a whole bunch of hearts. I love all the flowers, but I love all of it. Those little gloves are so cute. I see an altering project coming on. Bless your heart. My ladies will be so excited too. Coleen in Ukraine
Response: I am so glad it finally arrived! I enjoyed finding things for you, and was so excited to be able to send you my destash flowers, when I read how much your ladies enjoyed using flowers in their projects :o)
patumma rated for Go ahead make my day! International on Nov 25, 2012
Comment: Lesley you totally made my day!!! I love love the jute trims and twine!!! I have never seen twine in those colors!! Sooo cool. I also love the embellishments they will certainly be used..ok they will more likely be hoarded for a while cause i really like them!!! Hugs and hearts!!! Pat

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Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

I think of you often, hope you're doing well!

cbpoole on May 16, 2013:

Hey dear! I mailed our your swap on May 6 for the "Spring 2013 Kindness Swap - USA only" swap and was wondering if you had received it? I have the tracking information, but it's at home so I won't be able to check it until tonight. :P Hope you are doing well!

SabrinaDeeBerry on Apr 29, 2013:

Wishing you a happy spring ♡

dmarie on Apr 3, 2013:

Please come join new Poochie Bag swap USA only or International

katiewoo on Feb 24, 2013:

Hey sweetie, hope you're okay. Thinking about 'cha! Kate x

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

patumma on Dec 30, 2012:

Did you figure out who your SS was? I hope you liked all your gifts! Big hugs! Pat

panfried88 on Dec 18, 2012:

Thinking of you & yours fondly this Christmas!

Have the Merriest Time & A Fantabulous 2013!

SabrinaDeeBerry on Dec 11, 2012:

Wishing you happy holidays and a fantastic new year!!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

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