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Last Online: December 16, 2017

Country: United States
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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. 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!



ladydy5 rated for TF - Holiday Jewelry on Dec 15, 2017
Comment: Lisa: So nice and I will wear them. Sent you a message about signing in. Happy Holidays.
Comment: Thank you so much for the full ziplock bag! I desperately needed laces and embellishments. The teas are great too. Iā€™m adding it all to my permanent stash! šŸŽ„ā›„ļøšŸ’•šŸ‘šŸ˜
SuZignomeMoM rated for 9LP Let it Snow!!! on Dec 13, 2017
Comment: ā™„ The variety of snowflakes you used is astounding. Thank you for the pocket letter and ALL the little extras. It certainly helps me get in the mood for Christmas. May you have a Happy Holiday Season.
Response: Thanks for the heart! ...I have been collecting snowflake stuff for many years and had so many of them so it was great to find a swap where I could use them. Merry Christmas to you also!
debtea2 rated for CQ-Handmade Christmas Tags swap-USA on Dec 12, 2017
Comment: thank you for the lovely tags and so many how wonderful..many hearts.. happy holidays
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS! Such a fun package to open and go through. So many fun things in here. Using some of it today on something I'm working on. Woot. Thank you so much!!!
Comment: Thank you very much! I placed the gifts under the tree for Christmas morning!!! Merry Christmas!
ChinaCat rated for Crappy Holiday Ornament on Dec 2, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the pretty ornaments and also for the extras!! Merry Christmas! xo
Comment: thanks...cute swap.ā™„ā™„ā™„
mrscharlesallen rated for CD Christmas Ornie on Nov 30, 2017
Comment: Lisa very well done I love it. Thank you Happy Holidays.
Comment: thank you !
mylove4craft rated for Craft Destash 11/11 on Nov 20, 2017
Comment: Wow! I hit the motherload! Thanks so much! I've started thinking about how I'm going to use the items you've sent!
pernie123 rated for WIYM: Autumn Scavenger Hunt on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: I must say I need to rate you in superlatives!! I can't believe you sent such wonderful things. Thank you. Arrived today. I shall put Halloween away for next year. Thank you.
rmrascal rated for 9 LP-Inspired by you-USA on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Beautiful and talented. love this 9PL. I love the sea but also the mountains also. I live at the foot of the blue ridge mtns and the Shenanoah parkway. They are stunning right now with the leaves peaking.
turtles27 rated for Autumn Pocket Letter on Oct 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful pocket letter! No major damage from the storm but a lot of clean up.
wolfeagle rated for Halloween Craft -USA on Oct 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
debtea2 rated for 9LP: Halloween Fun on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Awesome you did an amazing job i just love it thanks so much happy Halloween..many hearts
pernie123 rated for TF: Black and Orange Swap on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thank you for my nice surprises.
Paulaeliza rated for TF - Destash on Oct 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all of the fun stuff. I like making Teesha inspired patches so all of those things will get used.

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CurlyTea on Dec 5, 2017:

CurlyTea on Nov 23, 2017:

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~

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