Swap-bot Time: May 29, 2020 6:00 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: April 29, 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 15 and a sophmore this year...I am still not sure how that happened so fast! My youngest is 13 and in the 8th 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 10 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.

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 15 and she is a sophmore 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 13 and in 8th 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.

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


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.
Comment: Thank you for these wonderfully upcycled and artistic ornaments! I love the vintage packaging and theme too. The wings with my middle name on theme are on my tree right now! But I want to share the other one that has a boy bugler on it with my son first, since he looks like a Scout! I feel very blessed to have you as my partner in this swap! Many, many thanks and well wishes for a pleasant holiday season!
Comment: Thank you for such a delightful swap! It's nice to be able to share the festivities of Halloween with others. Your swap card is precious!
Comment: SWEET! Thank you so much for the awesome jewelry and crafting supplies! I LOVE your packaging.Many hearts to you! 💗💗💗💗💗
Comment: WOW, what a wonderful swap. I love what you made with the patterns, the are fabulous and you gifted me with a pattern, and the flowers are beautiful. Thanks again!
Response: Thank you, I am glad you liked it! I tried to think of a way I could get the flowers to you without them being crushed...I hope I was successful!
redheart rated for Trash to Treasure #23 on Nov 19, 2019
Comment: Well I have to say... This was so worth the wait! I just L♡VE this tassel that you made for me it's exactly the colors that I remodeled my living room in. So it is displayed on a pretty bottle that I have on my shelf in my bookcase. Thank you so much I really appreciate it, and I appreciate all the extra goodies that you sent to me! They will certainly be used!😍😍😍😍 THANKS SO MUCH!!!
Response: I am so glad it finally arrived! I read that you liked mermaids... so it was my ode to the mermaid for you ❤️❤️❤️
Tatsu rated for JATWCT:Christmas in July Box Swap 2019 on Nov 15, 2019
Comment: OMG- Thank you SO MUCH. You've made my month, nevermind my week! I've opened the Christmas Stickers, the winter cards, the cat bag (my favorite) and had a couple of smarties (the banana NowandThen was so good. I don't like banan flavor, but I'll happily make an exception for this one); it all put a smile on my face. I've saved the rest of the gifts to open daily and make the swap last. Thank you once again! <3<3<3
Response: I am so glad you liked it! I was hoping that I got it right 🤗
Comment: Thank you, the package was nice and enjoy the extra papers. Sadly the witch was broken in many places but the shoe orniment was fun as well we do have a Halloween tree to add it to next yearr.
Frickenjazzed rated for Handmade Halloween Brooch on Oct 23, 2019
Comment: I am in LOVE with this brooch! I will cherish it. Thank you!!!
Response: Oh! I am so glad!! yay!
Jbcangel rated for Trick or Treat bag filler 10/19 on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you for swapping. i cannot wait to open it. Love the pink package.
Comment: Lesley, Blown away completely. You not only executed this "Type 3" Swap correctly, you also took the time to read my entire profile. Thanks so much for this amazing swap you put together. Finally felt like being on the receiving end of one of my own swaps. LOL. Your attention to detail in wrapping all the goodies in pattern paper, knowing my love for Disney and pin trading, including one of my Amazon Wishlist Books and the Fall themed stamps are all things I love and can use. But then you went and got my kiddos their favorites Ring Pops & Candy Necklaces. Thanks again and you are one of my stellar swappers here on The Bot for my entire time of swapping here for 10 years. Have a very Happy Halloween. If you are ever down for a private swap let me know. xo
dolphingirl rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA/CANADA on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: I haven't started opening them yet as I am saving a few up but I love love love the bag number 13 is in. It is awesome and I love that size bag for carrying my e reader and snacks in and I love all the wrapping and everything. Thank you for the wonderful presents!
Comment: I am flailing all over the place over all the awesome stuff you found! Thank you so much!!!
kfaye rated for Altered Skeleton on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: I love the skeleton you made! Thank you :D

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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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