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Last Online: August 16, 2017

Country: United States
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About Me

July 2017 ~ I just changed my mailing address from the PO box to my home. Because of road construction it will be very difficult to get to the post office for a few months and I don't want to put up with that hassle every week. I will be keeping the PO box so if you mailed something there I will still get it, just not as quickly. Its so nice to walk out to my driveway and get the mail instead of driving all the way to the PO!!

My favorite swaps to do are handmade crafts and craft supplies. I love de-stash swaps! I really enjoy making things and sharing my craft stash with my partners. Its fun to read profiles and find things that my partners will like.

My home is in the state of Washington, east of Seattle, in the woods - out of town, on a hill. Its great to be up here when its flooding, but not when its icy and we have to drive down.

I was born in Arizona and grew up there. I have also lived in Southern California and Oregon before coming here.

I am mainly a ceramic artist but love doing all kinds of arts and crafts. I love craft materials - I'm a craft material addict. Also I like making recycled art and altered art out of all kinds of junk. I used to be a teacher and really loved doing all kinds of art projects with the children, using recycled materials.

After taking years of ceramic classes I decided to be a professional ceramic artist. It was a successful career until the economy tanked. This year things have been getting better though.

I recycle, reuse, reswap, and regift. I don't usually reswap handmade items unless they are supposed to be sent on, like a card. I consider anything handmade to be a treasure.

I'm not real picky about what I get as far as craft materials or other swap items, I can find a use for almost anything. I would prefer that you send recycled things or things from your stash rather than spending money buying new stuff. And if you don't have something on my list, feel free to send something else.

The following is just a guideline. I won't hate you or give you a 3 for sending something I don't like, because I usually can find someplace to use it.

MY FAVORITE COLORS are blues, turquoise & aqua, any shade of blue-green, yellow, pinks, teal green, rust, burgundy, copper. I like anything that is a transparent color.

I don't like black, gray, beige, lime green or olive green. I do NOT like polka dots!


  • Craft supplies - beads, charms, ribbon, lace, buttons, fabric, iridescent and metallic stuff, unusual yarns, embellishments, glitter glue, metal or glass pieces, old rusty things, vintage stuff, all kinds of paper,

  • anything copper,

  • windchimes, bells, suncatchers, mobiles,

  • mountains & rocks,

  • ocean stuff,

  • trees, leaves (esp.maple leaf shapes, but not real leaves cuz I have too many of those already. Ha ha you should see my yard in the fall!),

  • fairies and angels,

  • spirals, swirls, waves, squiggles,

  • heart designs, flowers

  • furry animals, (I hate reptiles, frogs, insects, & spiders)

  • Southwestern designs - the American desert, Native American, or Mexican -
    (but NOT howling coyotes, lizards, snakes, cattle skulls, Kokopelli, Frida Kahlo, or Day of the Dead stuff)

  • I like birds, but not chickens, roosters, ducks, or geese. (I like the real ones but not the images for crafts or decor.)

  • For Halloween I like cute ghosts and pumpkins and cats. Nothing ugly or scary.

  • For Christmas, my favorite things are nativity scenes, angels, trees, bells, stockings,ornaments & snowflakes. I love glitter, not loose, but glued on cards and ornaments. .....Actually, I like Christmas things any time of the year! ..... I am a Christian so love religious themes for Christmas. However I am not offended by things from other religions. I enjoy studying and learning things about all religions.

  • My favorite characters are: Eeyore, Pooh, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, Garfield, Paddington Bear.

  • I'm not into Kawaii, but I don't mind getting Kawaii stuff. I like cute animals like pandas, kitties, puppies, squirrels, deer, and bunnies.

  • I do NOT like clowns, pirates, skulls, skeletons, monsters, scary stuff.

  • I'm allergic to lots of scents - but love anything with vanilla or citrus scent. Any fruit scent is okay. NO lavender please, that really sets off my allergies.

  • I don't wear makeup except for lip gloss.

  • Love tea and coffee, unsweetened. Candy is good, but NO gummy candy or gum. I love black licorice and dark chocolate!! And any candy with coconut or peanut butter.

  • I do not like artificial sweeteners.

  • My ears are pierced and I really enjoy getting earrings. I like both silver and gold, and of course, copper. I really like dangly earrings. My jewelry sizes are 26" necklace, 8" bracelet, .



WISHLIST: (But don't go out and buy anything, just send if it is in your stash and you don't need it anymore!)

Textured or chunky yarn - I prefer variegated colors over plain ones

Tulip themed items - stickers, fabric, ribbon, rubber stamp, paper, embellishments,

Miniature things,

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

Angelina Fiber,

Fantasy Film,

Sheer Heaven.

Adhesive ribbon - paper or fabric

Vintage lace, ribbon, or buttons

Washi tape with nature designs(leaves, trees, flowers, seashells), or hearts, or snowflakes

Washi tape in plain transparent colors,

Silk fabric or ribbon,

Paper lace ribbon,

Very small leaf stickers,

Stazon Re-inkers in forest green or brown,

Small pieces of transparent colored glass for mosaics (the glass can be broken or crushed, it doesn't have to be cut neatly),

Paper punches ~ maple leaves or 5 petal flower, 3/4" or 1". I have lots of tiny punches, don't need more of those. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Favorite Music

Acoustic Guitar. Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Classic Rock, New Age Instrumental Smooth Jazz

Favorite Crafts

pottery (stoneware and terracotta, functional and decorative, sculpture),
beads, jewelry, fused glass,
papercrafts (collage, greeting cards, ATCs),
weaving, sewing, crocheting
assemblage and mixed media

Other stuff

To my recipients: I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS. If you don't get something within two weeks of the send date, send me a message. If something is damaged, missing, or didn't have enough postage, send me a message. If anything is wrong with a swap package, let me know so I can fix it. If you have a complaint, please send a pm instead of putting it in the rating comments.

However, remember that once a package goes into the PO, I no longer have control over it! Also mail from my town goes to a regional center for sorting and postmarking, so the postmark date may not be the same day that I put it in the mail.

If you get a swap from me please let me know that you received it! I don't care about the ratings, I just want to know that you got the swap.

I often send extra stuff because I have it or because I want to ~ its not for getting a heart.

To my sending partners: You do not have to spend extra money for Priority shipping just to get it to me faster. If you send it by the "send by" date that's good enough for me. I can wait for regular mailing. If you keep the package below 13 ounces you can send it First Class and it will be much less expensive.

If you send to me and don't get rated by me, or hear from me, that means that I didn't get the package. I ALWAYS RATE WHENEVER I RECEIVE A SWAP PACKAGE. I have a post office box and do not go there every day so sometimes a package might be there for several days before I pick it up.

I'm pretty generous about giving hearts but they are not given for "extras", but for a swap that is "extra special". Which most of them have turned out to be!



BasketWorks15 rated for HUGE Craft De-Stash #4 USA on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: OMG! What an awesome Destash! I'll be keeping 99.5% of it. Lol!
Comment: Wow! What an amazing package! Thank you so much for everything!
Comment: Wow!!! Such a lovely package and so much thought you put into it! You even chose my fav color combo of turquoise and red! It was such a delight that I immediately used some of the items onto a page in my art journal! Wish I could give ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
Ryleighsmom rated for SUSA: Small Parcel Swap on Aug 5, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Lisa!! I'm just now getting to go through your package! Love the goodies! Esp the paper clips!!
luleemik rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Wow! I got two and in my fave color combos:) Love the vintage style and all of the great treats inside that will surely be used in future projects. Thanks for joining my swap and sending such a great package!
luleemik rated for Crappy Souvenir on Aug 4, 2017
Comment: Love the button badges and all of the info about your area! I have never visited, but it's on my bucket list:) Thanks for a great swap!!
georgiafae rated for BL ~ Butterfly Pocket Letter on Aug 3, 2017
Comment: What a wonderful pocket letter-such variety! And all the Peace happiness-thanks so much for thinking of me and making this swap special-thanks for sharing!
Maggie249 rated for TF ~ Fabric!!! on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: wonderful fabrics will work very welkl for dotee dolls and the letter M thanks heart for you
Mugsie rated for 9 Little Pockets of Fabric! on Jul 22, 2017
Comment: Lisa ~ thank you so much for the fantastic fabric! Love all the different prints and colors and it's decorated so pretty! Thank you again!! And thank you for joining in my swap!! XO Kelly
Spice rated for Altered Tin Craft on Jul 20, 2017
Comment: How AWESOME!! Lisa, Lisa, Lisa, you are so creative. I was so surprised and happy you made the tin into a magnet. It will look great on the fridge in our new house!!! Thank you so much. I love it.
Response: Thank you for the great comment and heart! I am so glad you liked it ~ I had fun doing it!
armadillogal rated for TF - Christmas in July on Jul 19, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cute stuff. I love the wrapping...never thought of that...
turtles27 rated for WIYM: Send 4 Swap -USA- on Jul 17, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful assortment! I will definitely put it to good use!
ladydy5 rated for THE GReAt OUTdoOrS ! on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Very cool. I also see those deer in my backyard ocassionally and thanks for the photos of yours.
Comment: Lisa, thank you so much for the Autumn goodies! I love everything you sent! Also, thank you for including my daughter!
Comment: Oh my gosh, what an amazing, HUGE envelope! Thanks so much! I'm going to start making Christmas cards soon, and this gives me some great inspiration!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I shall put them in my "fall" box.
coleenfranks rated for Send Anything: June -USA- on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Hi Lisa, Thank you so much. Fun swap. Thanks for the bird stuff too.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: I'm so glad that you received it!
Shellyr rated for IS: Envelope of Hearts INT on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: What a fun package. Thanks so much.
Nurse101 rated for WIYM:Ephemera Colour Swap - Green on Jul 1, 2017
Comment: Thank You for all the green goodies!

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RyeRye on Jun 15, 2016:

Thanks for joining and taking part of INSPIRATION STATION!

allthingsregency on Feb 10, 2016:

ladydy5 on Jan 17, 2015:

Nicely done informative profile. I welcome you to our Thriftstore Group. Enjoy!

bjmonroe on Dec 26, 2014:

Thanks for my stocking stuffer refrigerator magnet. I love it and have added a heart to your 5 rating.

JenniferWatsonMcDonald on Dec 30, 2013:

on 1,000 5's !! <3

wolfeagle on Feb 13, 2012:

Just wanted you to know that your lovely heart ornaments have inspired the next swap in the Year Round Christmas Ornaments group. Thanks again!

leecytx on Jan 29, 2012:

How've you been? I think about you every time I wear the heart pendant you made me for a swap! :).

RyeRye on Sep 4, 2011:

Thanks for being an active member of the Crafting Queens~

hippysherree on Jun 24, 2011:

A very big groovy hello from here in the u.k.. I am to send to you in the altered spoon 5 swap this is my first try at an altered spoon and i hope you are happy with the result . I also like squirrells and furry animals , folk music is fantastic my favourite is Donovan. The only thing i am worried about with the spoon is how to put something on it to make it hang right . Spread across my craft table i have lots of ribbons and i am picking out your favourite colours have a lovely weekend .Love and hugs hippysherree n patch xxx

Lauriez on Sep 15, 2010:

i'm sending off your Fall Leaves Magnet swap today! Just wanted to say hi from a fellow Washingtonian! I live in Everett-moved here just a little over 2 years ago from the midwest and i absolutely LOVE it here! We enjoy browsing the llittle shops in Issaquah, and I had an exhibit of my photos at Spirit Journeys for the artwalk last year! We also like Grimaldi's coffeehouse, and have hiked Cougar Mt. I enjoyed looking at your Flickr photos-your art & your place looks so lovely! Happy swapping! LaurieZ

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