Swap-bot Time: March 8, 2021 10:04 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: March 8, 2021
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.. 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 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, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage. 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).

  • 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...I like "clean" fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore, pine etc.

A Few of My Favorite Things


  • Vintage buttons

  • Vintage laces and trims

  • Millinery and Fabric flowers

  • Embellishments

  • Vintage ephemera

  • Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry

  • Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms

  • Collage sheets

  • Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items

  • Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps

  • French theme things

  • Anything Tim Holtz

  • Glass tiles for jewelry making

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

  • 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

  • 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, 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, crafting, Friends, mermaids, Gilmore Girls,dancing,baking,unicorns, llamas.

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


chimerix rated for Fabric Heart Christmas Ornament on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: Wow! What a wonderful heart ornament. I just love the aged velour background and the hand stitching is so lovely. And thank you for the wonderful Alice in Wonderland charms, I am going to make them into a bracelet this afternoon! Aloha!
Comment: WOW this is amazing the tags are now on display !!
bluerose3 rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on Feb 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you. A nice selection of goodies:)
Comment: Wow! This was wonderful! Loved the heart box and all the fun goodies! Thanks for being part of the swap!
Response: Thank you for hosting! It was much fun!
Comment: OH! This looks interesting and love the festive wrapping. And a bonus envie of stuff too? How fun is that. Saving for Christmas -- it's my first one. Thanks for fun in the mailbox today!
fairyduster53 rated for Glass Jar Snow Globe on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: What a lovely snow globe I received today!! It is just so sweet. All the other pretties were so generous. Thank you so very much!!
Disneydezi rated for New Year's Eve Zoom Celebration! on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: I don't even know where to start thanking you, this was such a wonderful package! I hope you are having a lovely relaxing time at the cabin, your note was so sweet! I absolutely loved the candle and the pressed penny, everything was such a delight and beautifully wrapped. Thank you so much for spoiling me and helping me bring in the new year on such a great start! <3
Response: I am so glad you enjoyed it! I know we have had a lot of time indoors lately, and I hoped to bring you some new inspiration for your baking and crafting times! I came across the candle right after I read your profile and it seemed made to be. I hope 2021 brings you great things!!
Conni59 rated for SC Winter Wonder mixed media on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: I love the winter scene! This was a fun swap! Thank you for the mixed media piece and the extras. Best wishes in the coming year.
marymary914 rated for VTHS: Stamped and Decorated Tags on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: These are beautiful tags! 😍 and thanks for the extras!
mandigutterrose rated for LSRUS-6 things for fun#3-USA on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Omg thank you so much!!!! You are so sweet!
Comment: The button tree is just adorable!! I love it!! I have it hanging at my craft table!! Stay safe and happy crafting in the new year!!!
Comment: What a precious package I received today!!!! A 1000 ❤️s are deserved!! So much fun swapping with you!! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you
tlemon4 rated for Christmas Cracker on Dec 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for an AWESOME swap!! I loved everything, you got so many items into the cracker. I really loved all the ribbons & I really LOVED your swap info card. It was so cool Thank you & Happy Holidays & stay safe & well until we swap again.
Response: Thank you! I am so glad you enjoyed it! I love my swap cards too! I use some of my favorite vintage images and upload them to Moo and have the cards printed!
Comment: Thank you thank you for a delightful and delicious swap - I love it all, especially the stroopwafel and the hot cocoa goodies. The Encouragments are adorable tool! Thanks for a GREAT swap and Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you so much for the package. I am not opening it until Christmas day. :)
Comment: Thank you for sending, I am trying to wait to open until Christmas Eve. My daughters want to open them while we watch Hallmark movies.
Response: I caved!! My girls were with me too and when my box came... we opened them! 😂 good luck! May the force be with you!
Comment: Thank you for the awesome gifts, so beautifully wrapped - they really put a smile on my face during a Christmas which was very difficult here in the south of the UK. I loved them, thank you so much!
Response: The snowman is from Denmark! My friend brought some to us!
fairyduster53 rated for Destash your stash # 4 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Christmas came early!! Thank you so very much for the treasures!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!
Comment: Thank you so much! I am having a rough day so opened the package early, and it is so lovely! Thank you! Love the old pages as well. I appreciate it!!!

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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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