Swap-bot Time: January 28, 2023 8:37 am


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Last Online: January 27, 2023
Birthday: December 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Reminder ~ AN ENVELOPE OVER 1/4 inch THICKNESS IS A PACKAGE ACCORDING TO USPS RULES! I got five envies last year that had postage due because they put letter postage on a thick envelope, and another one this year.

I am very allergic to cigarette smoke so please don't send packages that are reeking of smoke!


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. This year I am getting to do a lot of online art classes.

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 bird images, 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. NO skulls or skeletons, please!

• For Christmas, my favorite things are nativity scenes, angels, trees, bells, stockings,ornaments & snowflakes. (no Santas) 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!)

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

Vintage Christmas, Halloween, Valentine, or Easter images

I need the following stickers: angels, realistic leaves and flowers, deer, squirrels.

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

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

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,

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), . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To my recipients:

My post office is understaffed and overwhelmed right now and everything has to be sent to Seattle for sorting and postmarking, so it may be several days after I send for it to be postmarked.

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'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!

A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT AWESOME PACKAGES AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE RATED AND GIVEN ME A HEART!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Favorite Music

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


Drea3nvy rated for WIYM Favorite color flat mail on Jan 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful green and purple goodies my friend! I appreciate them
Comment: Oo thank you SO much for such a fun swap! All lf these goodies are perfectly suited for my style of junk journaling and will all go to great use! Thank you SO very much!! Everything is just amazing! love the bits of lace and trim, papers, fussy cuts, book pages etc! Thank you! xG
donetta rated for VC: Winter Wonderland Glue Book Page on Jan 16, 2023
Comment: Lisa, thank you so much for the pretty, evocative glue book page!
Comment: Thanks for the yarn. I was excited to get my only Christmas present for last year!
Comment: Fun idea! Thank you.
ARTG33K74 rated for AI: A Small Drawing With L♥VE #3 on Jan 10, 2023
Comment: This landscape set is very pretty - thank you so much and thank you for joining my swap!
LadyJo rated for ABC USA Mail Art Letter O For: on Jan 4, 2023
Comment: Love the owls! Thank you for joining this swap and look for more to come soon!
ultracinematik rated for CR: Christmas Tree Mail Art on Dec 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the tree loveliness. Happy new year!
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful variety of papers & foils, will be a great addition to upcoming junk journals :) Thx for the extras
Artistic rated for Christmas ornament exchange on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: These are beautiful! The colors, the delicacy. Thank you so very much. And thank you for the item for item for Mom.
Comment: Hi Lisa, thank you so much for all the great items! The antique lace from your mom is just beautiful. It's so nice of you to share with me. (Yes, I opened everything...I can't wait.) The AZ cards are great because I still haven't sent any cards out this year and these will be perfect! I usually only send out about six. And all of the Christmas paper! I made most of my own tags this year and I love making them so thank you so much. Merry Christmas! xo
rainydayangie rated for SOHC~A Small Collage on Dec 11, 2022
Comment: Lovely collage- thank you!
MaryCheng rated for CR: Leaves Mail Art on Nov 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you for your leaves PC, autumn is my favorite season as I love seeing colours of the leaves change.
lindseyjae rated for CPG: Unused Christmas Cards - US on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the nice variety of unused Christmas cards! I hope you enjoyed this swap!
Comment: Thank you for all the folders.
riviwriter rated for ABC USA - Mail Art Letter N for: on Nov 16, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a beautiful Northwest Nature mail art!
Comment: Thank you for the fall goodies
Comment: Thanks for the lovely array of Halloween goodies! I love them all! Hope u had a memorable Halloween this year.😊
Comment: Oh My Goodness! This was beyond awesome! So many goodies in here! I can't wait to use it in projects! Have an awesome Fall! Thank you so much!
Comment: With the theme of an Autumn gift, you wrapped and used the perfect tags. Thank you for two gifts. Hope to see you in future swaps.

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lunatenchi on Jan 25, 2023:

Thank you for the RAK - Patriotic Christmas Cards :D

supersquirrel on Jan 25, 2023:

Hello Lisa! Thank you so much for the wonderful RAK #1 Destash package from the RAKS Only group. So much fun packed in here...like they say, everything but the kitchen sink! Thank you for your generosity 🧡🐿️🧡

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 9, 2022:

Opened today the Maple Leaf candle and a Maple leaf home made soap. I will really enjoy them both. Thank you.

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 6, 2022:

Opened my TF June '22 Stocking stuffer gift this morning. A lovely kitchen towel, 2 washi tape rolls (Christmas theme) and 2 ornaments. Thank you for giving my day a wonderful start. Happy Holidays.

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 5, 2022:

What a wonderful home made coaster (with a heart on it) and a red necklace with lots of hearts, plus a homemade note card, all from you for the February Stocking Stuffer Swap. You did a great job pleasing me. Thank you, thank you.

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 1, 2022:

Thank you for the wooden leaves and acorns for the TF October '22 Stocking Stuffer. I started opening some presents each day during advent and happy to see what picked me out. Very very nice. Happy Holidays.

grammypammy on Nov 30, 2022:

Thank you for the cute Santa stuff!

Nov RAK ~ S is for Santa

Hugs, Pam

Chickenmama on Nov 29, 2022:

Thanks for the Santa RAK. Cute stuff! Hugs, Stacey

BusyB on Nov 26, 2022:

Thank you Lisa, for the surprise I found in my mailbox! I know I'm in for a real treat when I receive a package from you! Beautiful Autumn goodies you gathered and sent to me. A great start to junk journal pages and other projects in here. The little pumpkin melts are going this morning on my mantel. I haven't used my melting ceramic in a long time. Did you make those? LOVE! everything! I hope you are having a nice Thanksgiving weekend. You sure made mine even brighter! Nov RAK #1~ Another Autumn Envie ~ Drawing 11/20

LauraM540 on Nov 14, 2022:

Got my envie of orange goodness from the RAK in the ABC USA Group! Thanks for the awesomeness!

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