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Last Online: August 9, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

About Me 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. Its been a lot of work but also fun. But after 20 years of it, I am slowing down and taking the opportunity to do other kinds of arts and crafts.

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! ** (Black is okay for Halloween swaps though!)**


• 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, rooster s, 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, koalas, 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, caramel 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!)

Vintage Christmas or Halloween images

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

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

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

Miniature things,

Adhesive ribbon - paper or fabric

Paper lace ribbon,

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,

Leaf stickers that look like real leaves (not shiny or glittery),

Stazon Re-inkers in forest green or brown,

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

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, journal pages),
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!



Comment: Thank you for all the awesome planner goodies! I could definitely use them :)
Zander rated for BL ~ Butterfly Journal on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thank You so much for a beautiful swap, loved all the wonderful Butterfly Journals
MKayla rated for CPG Flat Destash Envie - US Only on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so so much for all the goodies!! This was such a great swap!! I absolutely love everything!! :)
BusyB rated for LSRUS:💓Stuffed Envie💓 on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️ Lisa, WOWza, my snail mailbox runneth over with your happy mail today! Right up my alley and you made my day! So happy to see this pretty blue and floral stuffed envie because all the rest was bills and junk mail, lol Thank you so very much for ALL the wonderful goodies!! LOVE!!! Your swap is so thoughtful with all these hearts sprinkled in, fabrics oh my and everything you sent ! Just noticed the French dictionary page with my name, the definition, that's about right! 🤣 I can tell you read my profile sweet lady. 💛 I can't wait to use the vintage 70s fabrics, wooly yarn and these goodies in my newest personal WIP junk journals made with old sewing patterns. Perfect! First time trying a JJ like this. Thank you again for your thoughtfulness and sharing some of your awesome stash with me. I hope all is well with you and your loved ones. Stay safe and craft on!
cynaemon rated for BL ~ Butterfly Page on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the lovely butterfly page and extra goodies. Take care. Cynaemon
fairyduster53 rated for Vintage Christmas Ornament on Jul 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ornament and all the goodies!! It was fun looking thru it all!!
Comment: Thank you - so pretty - and thank you for all-the extra mermaid stuff!
chimerix rated for Pack an Envelope~•~•~• on Jul 17, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your generosity. What a lovely envelope of Christmas crafty goodness. Aloha
geekgirl1001000 rated for SOS (Share our scraps!) on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: thanks for all the great goodies!
Gobarb rated for CPG Summer Scavenger Hunt - US Only on Jul 14, 2020
Comment: Hi Lisa. Thank you for the wonderful package for the scavenger hunt. I think I will be able to use almost everything in it at some point. This was a fun swap. 🤗
Comment: Just lovely!!
Comment: I love them!! Thank you so much! I especially like the colors from the red fruity teas and how creatively you used the round teabag!!
Comment: Thank you for all the fun stuff - I am impressed it was all even the same shade of turquoise! 💙 I am looking forward to creating with them!
Comment: So much teal and blue!!! Thank you so much for such a generous swap. I am in love with the textured paper and rice papers.
grammypammy rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter T on Jul 8, 2020
Comment: I love what you sent for this swap! The teal towel is adorable, thank you! Thanks for the tape and papers too, can always use those.
Comment: Oh my! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful blue and turquoise items you sent! Gosh, they are going to be so much fun to create with. The fibers are absolutely beautiful. Everything is fantastic! This was a joy to open. Thank you ❤
Comment: Thank You
lou rated for WIYM: Arbor Day fun! on Jun 22, 2020
Comment: Trees, trees and more trees, yay!! So what’s the back story on these things?? Some your photos? You make the notecards?
stephiedee rated for 9 pockets of ATC supplies on Jun 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all of the colorful supplies.
goosey rated for CPG Flat Nature Envie - US Only on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: lisa, thank you so much for the awesome envie of images and ephemera! .. there are so many beautiful images here!

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grammypammy on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for your participation and swapping in ABCUSA Swaps!



Ukucaitie on Jul 24, 2020:

Hello! Thank you so much for the acrylic stamp RAK! These are pretty and Ill be able to use them in my journals and art :)

Kirkdebb on May 11, 2020:

Thank you for the April RAK #2 ~ Easter and spring destash. It came in the mail today and I was surprised at all the goodies you sent me. Thank you so much for this amazing RAK!!

chimerix on Apr 13, 2020:

Thank you so much for the birthday gift! It was so kind of you to send me the beautiful beads. I am really touched by your kindness. Aloha

glennasgarden on Apr 12, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful little seed beads in all sorts of shades of blue.

Kirkdebb on Feb 27, 2020:

Thank you for the ribbon pieces RAK. It's a great variety of colors and textures, I am excited to use them!!

carfra89 on Dec 28, 2019:

Thank you for the December RAK!! It was all great stuff and beautiful stickers. Thank you!

SoCarla on Dec 16, 2019:

thanks so much for joining the destash swap! I really enjoyed reading through your profile, lots of info for your partner to destash for you!

ginny19590 on Sep 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envie of goodies, you sent me for September's RAK. Thank you so very much......=)

Cgscdy on Sep 8, 2019:

Thanks for the Aug RAK. Ioved all the paper goodies!!!

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