Swap-bot Time: June 17, 2019 11:45 pm


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: June 17, 2019
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful girls. My oldest is 14 and a freshman this year...I am still not sure how that happened so fast! My youngest is 12 and in the 7th grade. They are as different as night and day, My oldest is a sporty girl, a deep thinker, a reader, a writer and an old soul. My youngest is talkative, outgoing and gregarious. She loves to dance and perform, and be creative. I have been a single parenting parent for the last 9 years when my husband, my college sweetheart, suffered an accident that has left him in coma since then. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations, including a mother/daughter one. I have an online store where I sell fabulous supplies and luxury trims, boutique goods and whimsical jewelry. .

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, Gaga, Bruno Mars, Adele,...

Things I Watch and Read

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

  • The Small Screen; NCIS, Law and Order, Greys Anatomy, Criminal Minds, Chopped,Hawaii 5-0, Modern Family, Food Network Challenge, This is Us.

  • 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).

  • Grays 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 white in the master and bath.

  • Favorite colors, all shades of grays, 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 individually wrapped 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

  • Washi tapes

  • Day of the Dead and sugar skulls

  • Frida

  • Altered Art Supplies

  • Polka dots

  • Sloths

  • Tea-I like fruity tea like lemon, peach etc. I have not liked tea for most of my life, but have recently started to like some teas.

  • Milk Chocolate(I don’t care for any Hershey’s chocolates, don’t care for fruit filled chocolate, white chocolate, dark chocolate or snickers) I love licorice(red and black),Caramel, Butterscotch, Runts and sweet tarts are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 15 and she is a freshman in high school! Her favorite colors are grays with pops of color. She loves quotes, fun school supplies, boho, and playing field hockey, FFA, and ski team for school. Her school colors are red and gold and her school mascot is a panther. She loves to read, crafts, Stranger Things, Friends, Beauty and the Beast, Riverdale, Harry Potter and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 12 and in 7th grade, her favorite colors are shades of yellow, blues, and corals. .She loves tiny things, crafting, Friends, mermaids, gilmore girls,dancing,baking,unicorns, llamas, blingy things and fun school supplies.

Additionally they both enjoy snow skiing, mermaids, making videos, sparkly things, decorating for holidays,movies, and fun bath stuff. You can always send stuff for the girls in place of me or choose things from their likes instead of my personal likes :o)

No Thank You

  • Marshmallows

  • Stuffed animals (we have way too many)

  • Gummy anything (kids love them though)

  • Coffee, Hot Chocolate or most hot beverages

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

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

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

*Confetti or Punchies

*crochet dish towels or dish rags

*Dark or white chocolate, Hershey’s chocolates, fruit filled chocolate, snickers.

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

** Hall of Shame: ** Flaked on by @BabyBee78 for 3 holiday tags

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


Comment: Thank you for all the fun items to play with. I just adore the black envie you used, it's awesome!! I will be using some real soon. I love the airmail sizzix and will try it as a stencil. Hugs, Mona
Comment: Thank you for the cute little Christmas bag! I have placed it in my stocking that hangs on the back of my art room door!!! I am sure it will be fabulous! Hugs, Mona
Arabella rated for Halloween Bingo Card on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Love your altered Bingo card! Those TimHoltz witches are great!! I really like the quote you used, too! Thank you for such a great Halloween decoration!!
seagull rated for National biscuit Swap on Jun 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you very very much Lesley, everything looks delicious and the stamps are so beautiful!! ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: OMG! The altered playing cards you made are Fabulous! Thank you so much. Hugs, Sandy
donetta rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 5 on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Lesley, the altered playing cards are simply fabulous...thank you so much! I haven't yet sent to the same person twice, and if I had to choose someone to send to ME twice, it would be you...I love your style. Thank you also for all the wonderful Halloween and non-Halloween extras...I'm such a kid when it comes to extras, and you made this old kid very happy! Multiple hearts for you!
Response: Thank you!!! You are so sweet!!
dartha rated for May Stocking Stuffer - Yellow on May 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much - I will really enjoy opening it this Christmas. And OMG thank you for the amazing postcards and stamps too. You are so sweet!!!
stamparose rated for Mixed Media Challenge #5 on May 25, 2019
Comment: Love it, thank you
Comment: Wow WOW WOW! This swap came to me at the PERFECT TIME!! Thank you SO VERY MUCH for the love and care you put into every single bit of this swap! I can tell that you really read my profile! You went all out and it actually made me teary eyed when I opened it! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! I LOVE every single bit!! HUGS and love to you! xx
Lisapotterylady rated for Mixed Media Challenge #4 on May 20, 2019
Comment: Good work ~ I really like the way you made all the layers in this piece! Thanks for another good swap!
Comment: Got it Sat....thanks for the package. I know I will love whatever it is.
sunshinesuperman rated for Send a RAK stocking gift. on May 10, 2019
Comment: Well, I already opened my stocking stuffer just like a kid, I can't wait! Oh! and thank you for the best rubber stamp ever! I just adore it and what a perfect time as I am starting a postal zine project. Thank you for taking the time to send perfection. Secondly, love the presentation and I will hoard the postal ribbon!!! Hugs & 1000 Hearts, Mona
Frickenjazzed rated for Halloween Garland on May 9, 2019
Comment: Your garland has made this crummy week more happy! I love it and that you looked at my profile and added some "tasteful" spiders, lol. They work so well with it! Thank you! The extras you threw in are awesome, too, and will be super helpful with future trades. Thank yooouuu :D
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked it!!
luleemik rated for SC- It's my Party on May 9, 2019
Comment: I don't even know how to thank you for such an amazing swap!! I truly feet like a Queen with such an array of regal things:) Love the crown and will be styling it on Mother's Day:) Each and everything was beautifully wrapped! LOVE the French macaron soap, beautiful box, peat pot, brads, stamps and magnet. Merci, merci, merci for an over the top swap!!!!!
Response: Awww.... you are the best! I was happy to make you feel like a queen! :o)
Rabbitfreedom rated for Altered Altoids Tin on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: I'm sorry for the late rate - I really thought I had rated awhile ago~ anyway, thank you for such a gorgeous, extremely well crafted altered tin~ I absolutely love it!
Comment: I am so curious but placing it into my stocking for December. Loved how u used pattern paper for the wrapping paper. Did u make the snowman tag? Its peefect!
Haole1 rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 4 on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Love the cards that you chose for this swap, especially the back! Thank you!
amyduff rated for Mixed Media Challenge #3 on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my bird canvas! Love it and thanks for the Washi roll.
luleemik rated for Peat Pot Pixie: Spring on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: How sweet---love the little spring pixie and all of the cool extras:) You are such an amazing and generous swapper!! Thank you for sharing your talent with me!
fairyduster53 rated for SC-Altered Spring Tea Cup on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Such a precious little treasure!! Thank you so much! This was a fun little swap!!

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luleemik on Apr 26, 2019:

Hi Lesley, hope you are well! Just wondering if you received the Halloween garland that I mailed to you on Apr. 5. Let me know please:)

user6937 on Mar 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stars ATC that @slewis234 never sent. The card is so very nice (front AND back), and your kindness is appreciated!

sassafrass on Feb 21, 2019:

I'm loving the wonderful creative swaps you always seem to have going in Shabby Chateau! I'm looking forward to when life is more caught up and I can join in! Love your creativity!

CurlyTea on Dec 21, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Moni on Oct 7, 2018:

Received this lovely tag from you, thanks so much!

wolfeagle on Aug 28, 2018:


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!

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

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