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Last Online: January 26, 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 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!)

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!



Alishab rated for 2020 Start It Right: Something White on Jan 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for everything! I wish my thrift store had a craft section!
fortannam rated for Re Gift Swap : USA on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: I love Starbucks! And the fabric! Thank you for the fun prizes! I appreciate it SO much!
ashchu rated for Christmas theme pocket letter on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you! So cute!
emeche07 rated for Sewing Basket De-Stash on Jan 5, 2020
Comment: This was fun to open! I'm excited for the variety of little fabric pieces and the old clippings of magazine patterns are a hoot!
ARTG33K74 rated for AI: 5x7 Mixed Media Abstract on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: I love that I got your for both painting swaps. They are wonderful and I love them. Thank you for such a wonderful gift. <3
ARTG33K74 rated for Mixed-Media 5x7 Work of Art on Dec 28, 2019
Comment: I love that I got your for both painting swaps. They are wonderful and I love them. Thank you for such a wonderful gift. <3
crochetjunkie rated for WIYM: 20 piece Destash on Dec 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Please be sure to put the correct swap name and if it is in a group, the group name. I hosted two of these swaps at the same time.
Response: Thanks for the reminder ~ I will remember that in the future. I hope you liked the stickers.
skinny52 rated for Box of JOY on Dec 24, 2019
Comment: Love the orange and green fabrics! And the Chinese (?) book pages are right up my alley! Thanks very much for everything!
Response: Glad you liked it. The book pages are Chinese. I used to have a Chinese roommate and she left a lot of that stuff here when she moved out to get married.
Squirrelie6irl333 rated for AFWLG: An ENVIE of Leaves on Dec 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies. So fun to get a swap from so close :D
Kitty2cats rated for Monthly Treasure Hunt - November on Dec 16, 2019
Comment: Hi Lisa, Thanks so much for all of your fun goodies for the treasure hunt. Love the handmade cards and will look forward to using. Thanks for the recipes, lots of great ideas😊
Comment: Wow Lisa! You above and beyond the gifting! Thank you so very very much! I can't wait for Christmas to get here. It's so hard to wait. As I have other swap gifts to open too. But Christmas is nearly here now, hooray~! Happy Christmas !
Lorivintage55 rated for Jewelry Swap on Dec 14, 2019
Comment: Lots of nice trinkets, beads and charms. Thank you so much for participating in my jewelry swap!
Comment: Thanks so much -- this was fun to go through all the little pockets!
Comment: Thank you!
mchesser12 rated for ABC's Of It--B on Nov 30, 2019
Comment: Wow! Thanks for the bountiful selection of B items. You outdid yourself!
JuneRosebud rated for Christmas Goodies on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: Hi Lisa! Got ur package. Will rate appropriately at the end of the swap=)
pattiairel rated for Teal Jewelry! on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks Lisa for the nice necklace. Did you make it? It looks like alot of work!! Happy Thanksgiving ♥♥
veraflip rated for Garage Sale/Thrift Store Finds on Nov 25, 2019
Comment: This very cute little beach box was exactly what I needed on a cold night! Thank you <3
donetta rated for VC: Tag Book Tag #10 (October) on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Lisa, thank you so much for the lovely October-ish tag for my book...I do love the Halloween vibe (and all the special Halloween goodies you sent along)!
lou rated for WIYM: Send 5 Photo Notecards on Nov 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you, I love all the pretty reds!!!

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carfra89 on Dec 28, 2019:

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

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs, Pam

grammypammy on Dec 23, 2019:


Hugs Pam

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!!!

CurlyTea on Dec 3, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


ladydy5 on Aug 8, 2018:

So glad you are joining my third group Artistically Inclined!

CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:

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