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Last Online: April 16, 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, Halloween, Valentine, or Easter 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


bluerose3 rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the variety you sent.
Ryleighsmom rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Happy Mail #2 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful swap!! Loved it!
Comment: Thank you for so many "fun-fun" items...love them all.....
VaGrammy66 rated for Destash your stash on Apr 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies! Love the selection!
kizzlets rated for ITW: Mail from the Woods on Mar 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail! Much appreciated!
Eulegirl rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter K Swap on Mar 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks! Love the koalas and kitties!!
Comment: Oh wow such a great selection, thank you
LaughingLoon rated for Tag: Embossing Folder Technique on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: Lovely tag and thanks for the beautiful embossed extras.
DeidreArt rated for LSRUS-Pretty In Pink-USA on Mar 13, 2021
Comment: What a lovely package! I especially appreciate the piggy things, but honestly it was all great! Thank you!
fortannam rated for Fabric Heart Christmas Ornament on Mar 12, 2021
Comment: thank you for the lovely ornament!! and the scraps of fabric - I can always use those!!
j3ss1ca rated for CPG Flat Destash Envie #3 - US Only on Mar 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the green happiness! I love the quotes and the ribbon is perfect. Thanks for a wonderful swap. Be well.
Comment: Thank you Lisa for the crocheted bitty things & yarn pieces. Not sure what the 3 little ones are. The heart I know. But not the rest. But great job done though.
Response: Thanks for the heart! The 3 small pieces are for ornaments or embellishments.
bpl76 rated for BL ~ Red/Pink Butterfly Tag on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: Very impressed by this lovely Tag thank you
fairyduster53 rated for Heart Shaped Christmas tag on Mar 5, 2021
Comment: Lovely swap. Thank you!!
Trinketgyspy rated for Ephemera Studio Detash on Feb 28, 2021
Comment: Loved all the butterflies!
Coffeeegal rated for Destash your Stash on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you fir the goodies
Comment: Finally got here!!!! Love those little frames, can always use a mask and recipes cards. Everything is great! Thank you!!!
Kirkdebb rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter I Swap on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: Wow! You found a lot more "i" things than I did! Thank you for a great selection!
Comment: Very pretty scenes! Thank you so much :)

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grammypammy on Apr 9, 2021:


I received your Easter/Spring RAK and I loved everything.....the handmade magnet bunny is adorable, that huge Washi tape...wow! the bits and bobs of craft items I can use on different crafts, I just love it all! Thanks so much!

Hugs, Pam

JuneRosebud on Apr 8, 2021:

Lisa, Thank you so much for the fun Valentine de-stash; love the way you presented it=) RAKs Only USA

BusyB on Feb 12, 2021:

So happy you enjoyed your RAK surprise! And chocolate of course. Lol I have my silver envie you sent for Rak group out so I can play some during our snowstorm this weekend. Nothing better than hunkering down, light some candles, turn on the tunes and crafting in my pjs. Brrrr! I hope you you are doing what you love. Stay warm! Hugs, Bonnie 💛

Autist on Feb 5, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK of red and pink!! So much fun stuff!! It is perfect for my journal! Cheers!

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!


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