Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2018 3:28 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: October 19, 2018
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, Licorice(red and black), Bottle Caps, Caramel, Butterscotch are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 14 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 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 aquas, 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)

  • Coffe, 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)

*Confetti or Punchies *crochet dish towels or dish rags

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

** Hall of Shame: **

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


blueseabliss rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: I love it! Thank you so much!!!!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Boo Box - The Big One! on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: What a gorgeous boo box! Thank you so much for one of the best swaps so far this season. I loved all of it! Esp. the Annalee kitty cat!
kaypendragon rated for 5 Handmade TINY PACKAGES USA on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: The felt cookies are wonderful! I love the jewelry too.
satinification rated for JATWCT ! Christmas stockings. on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I see the bag from Sephora and I know it will be a great gift :)
Comment: I love the adorable vintage looking cat!!! Thank you :D
kfaye rated for Create Halloween Earrings on Oct 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you :D The skulls are so cute.
Comment: Really lovely thoughtful gifts. Thank you :)
YooperHill rated for CQ- Halloween Tags swap-USA on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Well done! Thank you!! And glad to see you back on the bot!
Response: Thank you :o) I am happy to be back ;o)
Jsereg001 rated for Magic Box Destash Swap October on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: I had so much fun going through this box of goodies! I love everything!! Thank you so much!!!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: I am so glad...I was happy to see a fellow vintage lover..I save every half loved thing...I am glad some can go to your projects :o)
reauk rated for JATWCT ! Christmas stockings. on Oct 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package I promised I haven’t peeped 😀 saving till Christmas morning
Purplmyst rated for Pendant necklace Halloween theme on Oct 6, 2018
Comment: Both are fabulous, thank you!!
Comment: I cannot wait for chrismass thank you so much and I love the card its so pretty <3 and you packed your gift so cute I'm very excited <3
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I can't wait to open the present at Christmas. I hope you enjoy your time time with your family :)
whytewillow rated for A Halloween "Boo"quet for You! on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Cute wee boo quet...did you make the fliwers? So sweet. Thank you.
Response: Thank you, I did make the flowers and button flowers :o)
OGIMAQTpie rated for AFAWL - Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Sep 28, 2018
Comment: If I could, ai would give you a thousand hearts!!! This was the most amazing swap anyone has ever put together for me! Everything is perfect!
Response: Oh! What a compliment! I am so glad you enjoyed it!
Comment: Ho ho ho, in my sock it goes. Thank you so much, I can't even guess...lol...happy holidays.
Comment: Holy buckets, there are so many awesome things in this package! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for my parcel, really looking forward to opening it! :D
luleemik rated for Queen of Halloween: Pumpkin on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: First of all---Welcome Back and thanks for joining the swap! LOVE the pumpkin!! It's going on my dining room table so I can enjoy it from now until Thanksgiving. I'm a lucky girl to receive this incredible swap from you. Thank you for sharing your talent with me!!
Response: Thank you! I am so glad you like it! I really enjoyed this challenge...definitely out of my box! The pumpkin started out in one direction and ended up going off in another!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ornament and the neat things inside. I especially love the charm. Really really cool!

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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!

SabrinaDeeBerry on Apr 29, 2013:

Wishing you a happy spring ♡

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

SabrinaDeeBerry on Dec 11, 2012:

Wishing you happy holidays and a fantastic new year!!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

wickedred on Nov 9, 2012:

Leslie your such a sweet thing thank you for the lovely inspire me tag every piece will find a home on one of my creations

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