Swap-bot Time: October 26, 2020 8:26 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: October 25, 2020
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful girls. My oldest is 16 and a junior this year...I am still not sure how that happened so fast! My youngest is 14 and a freshman. 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 11 years when my husband, my college sweetheart, suffered an accident that has left him in coma, and he passed away this January. 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.

Things I Read

  • 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.

  • 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 16 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 14 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.

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

  • Scarves, they are pretty but I don't wear them

*Stickers, unless they are vintage inspired (like Tim Holtz) I don't use them.

  • Little kid things, cutesy things.

*Cute Halloween items, we like it creepy and spooky over here ;o)

  • 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, Punchies, or Sequins

*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


Ace330660 rated for Tags x2 - International on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: I absolutely love your tags ! They will look great in my journal. Thanks for the extras as well.
mandymo rated for Family Heirlooms-SC on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: LOVE it! It was so fun to read the note that came with the hanky, photos and the ring(which I love and am wearing now) and feeling for a moment like I did have a dear Aunt Agnes! Love your imagination. Thank you for sharing your creativity with me. :)
Response: You were always Agnes' favorite! She would be so happy that you are enjoying her ring ;o)
mandymo rated for WITCHY on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Holy Halloween! What an awesome swap I received from you in the mail! I just love doing Halloween swaps because they make the month of October even more magical! Everything you sent is just perfect and I absolutely love the shrinky dink bracelet you created. It is so cool. Thank you so much for an awesome swap!
fairyduster53 rated for Christmas Pin Cushion on Oct 17, 2020
Comment: Oh My Goodness!!! I LOVE the mouse pincushion!! It is so adorable and so appreciated!! Thank you so very much!! Many❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️💕❤️ To you!!!
Jjean rated for Destash Your Stash # 3 on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Wow, Thank you for all the fun items... and I love the little notebooks...... fun package.....
Rabbitfreedom rated for Got Treats? on Oct 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for oh soo many wonderful goodies you sent!! Love all the candy! Sixlets?? Love them and haven't had those in years. But my absolute favorite item is the tiny felt skeleton finger puppet!!! So freakin cute - he is hanging out in my studio to keep me company - did you make him?
Rabbitfreedom rated for Quarantine Halloween Party on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Got your package today but didn't open it - I am sure it is going to be amazing - can't wait to open it on the 28th!
Comment: These are so beautiful, thank you. I really, really love both of these tags!
Mindy82671 rated for Christmas Scavenger Hunt on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies 🤗
bpl76 rated for CPG-Trick or Treat -USA on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: wow did you make the necklace ? Its all perfect the book I cant wait to use Thank you
Response: I added Halloween tlair to the "L" for you :o)
Scarlett3639 rated for Halloween Fun Swap - USA on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for an amazing swap! My niece loves bubbles!
SilverD rated for Handmade Halloween Earrings on Sep 28, 2020
Comment: OMG! I LOVE these!!! I may have to wear them all October. Thank you so much! I absolutely loved the packaging as well! Little treats all along the way and so creative and fun! I ❤️ your logo and the name.
Response: Thank you so much! I am glad you liked them :o)
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween Lucky Parcel on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: Loved this! Thank you so much for all the wonderful goodies! Those cookies happen to be my absolute favorite - also loved the NMBC touches!
Response: I am so glad! I actually had never seen those cookies before, but they looked tasty!
Comment: What a precious swap!! I love everything!! Thank you so much!!
Comment: OMG - Thank You. I love everything and will put everything to good use
savannahsmiles4u rated for VS: Fabulous Ephemera on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Wow! What an envie full of ephemera! I love it all. So many neat things! Thank you!
Comment: Sending you love and peace...xo Thank you so much for the beautiful necklace and buttons and other goodies! It was such a nice package to find in my mail today. It's a beautiful day in Tucson, I was just sitting outside getting some sun and it was really warm. Summer won't be far off ~
Lisapotterylady rated for 5 Spooky Things - Orange on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the excellent selection of orange items!
rainbowfizz rated for ST: Mystery Candy Swap on Dec 27, 2019
Comment: I got the resend today. Thank you very much.

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kiddomerriweather on Aug 10, 2019:

Oooh! I really like the name Boojangles! His name is no longer Jack.

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!

wolfeagle on Aug 28, 2018:


Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

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

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

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

katiewoo on Nov 9, 2012:

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Well, you must have sneaked over and dropped that splendid little tag off without me spotting you climbing the steps to my house!!! Of course, you know me so well - there isn't even one bead, button, trim or fabric that I cant use! Those coin purse fabrics are spiffing! k x

Bluelily on Oct 31, 2012:

Thank you @christopherpines for the wonderful Inspire Me Tag! I love the ribbon. I love everything.

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