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Last Online: January 23, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

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


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!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




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. 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

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

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

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,

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 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


MisplacedfromPA rated for CPG Regift Swap :: US Only on Jan 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the washis, individual stickers, antibacterial wipes, ribbon samples, holly hobby papers and candle. All will be put to great use(s). Happy New Year
Comment: Hey there Lisa...sorry for the delay in rating you but there was no note inside the envelope that you sent me stating what swap this was for! I actually got it n 12-23-20! Today was the first chance that I have had to sit down and go thru my swaps to clear up and clean up. I love what you sent me and will be thrilled to use all the stamps you enclosed the next time around. Thanks so much...and Happy New Year!
Rosa1 rated for WIYM ~ Journal page #1 USA on Jan 19, 2021
Comment: So so beautiful! Thank you so much ~ love everything in envelope :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely assortment of scrapbook papers, all were patterns I don’t have myself!!
Comment: Great package! Love,love the snoopy and snowman the mostest!
Comment: Thank you so much for the very generous packet! I have already used a few pieces!
erosxart rated for Pretty Papers on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Hi Lisa, sorry for the late rate. Thank you for all the different kinds of papers! I have so many ideas on how to use them. Thanks again and take care!
Response: Thank you for responding so quickly and for the heart! Happy swapping year!
clutterfree rated for TF: Blue on Dec 30, 2020
Comment: Lisa...Thank you for the great variety of items you sent in the cute winter wrapping paper...love the beverage napkins you found...I like crafting with napkins so it was a great item for me...I used a few for snacks with my grands over the holidays too...hope you had a nice Christmas and blessings for a great New Year of swapping and thrifting! Stay healthy. ...
pattiairel rated for LSRUS-Stuff it to the max! on Dec 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a nice swap. Its good to swap with you again!!♥
grammypammy rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter G Swap on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for this swap! Merry Christmas to you and your family!
shellbee8 rated for Pretty Papers on Dec 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for such lovely papers! I can't wait to use them!
Comment: WOW it took a while but this i full of lovely goodies LOVE it all
ittybittykitty rated for Funky Textured Art on Dec 21, 2020
Comment: Thanks Lisa, your snowman is so clever! I love the real twig arms and bubble wrap body. So cute!
Comment: Thank you Lisa for the festive wrapped Stocking stuffer!!!! Only a few more days until Christmas morning and OH what fun it will be to open all the gifts!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Eulegirl rated for AFWLS - Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you! That postcard is especially amazing! I love the colors of autumn!
Rosa1 rated for Christmas Ornament with a Twist on Dec 16, 2020
Comment: Wow ~ so pretty and so creative! Love them ~ hung them all on my tree right away, thank you so much!
clutterfree rated for TF: Send a Snowman-USA on Dec 15, 2020
Comment: Lisa what a fun stuffed envie of snowman goodies! Thank you for the awesome variety and so many items to inspire me to create in the wintry months ahead! Stay warm, healthy and have a Merry Christmas! Charlene
Response: I'm glad you liked it! I had an excess of snowmen and needed to share some before they took over my house. I just sent you another swap and there might be a few stray snowmen in that too.
pernie123 rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter F Swap on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for fall theme.
lovenita rated for LSRU-Move my excess quick on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the huge amount of things you sent me. I loved your selection. I can’t imagine what your actual stash is like if this is only your excess!
Response: My stash is huge ~ I've had a lot of years to collect things!
Christopherpines rated for Destash your stash # 4 on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: what a lovely selection of goodies! Thank you so much!! I particularly love the little piece of tatting and the bag of sparkles! Thank you!

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hamsterfarm on Jan 14, 2021:


Welcome to Yarn addicts!

thequilterslink on Dec 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the gold envelope, so many lively things. RAK group USA

AZmom875 on Dec 28, 2020:

THAT!!! was the MOST awesome silver envelope, From the RAKS only group. You have no idea how much you made my day!!!! THANK YOU!

chimerix on Dec 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for the cool beads for my stocking stuffer! They are really lovely and I will use them with love in my crafting. Aloha

wolfeagle on Dec 24, 2020:


BusyB on Dec 7, 2020:

Thank you very much for the awesome Christmas De-stash for November. So many fun items in here to play with. Ideas stirring up already. I can't wait until I can play in my journal with some of it and I'll be using the stickers and note cards for outgoing mail this week! Merry Christmas Lisa!


J198928 on Nov 10, 2020:

Thank you for the October RAK love I will definitely use it to scrapbook.

Poohtat on Sep 17, 2020:

Thank you for the great Destash Envie for the August RAK. Lots of goodies!

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 :)

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