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Last Online: June 23, 2018

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, 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!



swamplover rated for WIYM ~ Let's Make A Gift! on Jun 21, 2018
Comment: Woohoo, it was like Christmas!!!! I love it all! Thank you, thank you,thank you.
Comment: Thank you Lisa for all my variety of Pink & Green Envies, oh what fun to be had. Have a great CRAFTY DAY TODAY, AnnaL.
katjl rated for CPG - R/W/B flat envie - US only on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks
fairyduster53 rated for Trash to Treasure #7 on Jun 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable spool earrings and the creative spool!! I love Christmas!! so it was just perfect!
Comment: OMG I cannot thank you enough!!! This was such a wonderful whimsy jar!!! You went so above and beyond, and really made my day! So much care and effort went behind this cute jar, a million hearts your way!!
JudalineZ rated for Halloween Ribbon Tassel on Jun 10, 2018
Comment: I love the tassel! Thank you very much for it .
January rated for WIYM: Mixed Media Art Tag - Birds on Jun 9, 2018
Comment: Love the birds on the tag! Great job on this one - thank you.
Comment: Thanks for all the fun goodies! Hearts for the washi tape!!
HeideC rated for IS ~ Pick 3 Spring ~ USA on Jun 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for a lovely packet
DorothyH rated for CPG Halloween Flat Envie - US Only on May 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you Lisa for the stuffed envie of halloween goodies, wow so many things, now I am afraid my halloween box is again overflowing : }
choke rated for TPD: 8.5x11 Art Journal Page Apr 2018 on May 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the awesome autumn page! I did one similar to this last year but yours is so cool! I love all the different colors and textures you used, well done!
Response: Thank you! I'm so relieved. I was really nervous about whether I was doing it the right way so am glad you liked it..
Response: Thanks for the heart! The PL was fun to do since I lived in the desert for many years,
Comment: What an absolutely charming circular presentation of really cool circular items!!! Thanks so much for everything!!!
Comment: Thank you Lisa so much for the beautiful swap! I just love everything, from the old calendar pages ‘till the lace pieces and wonderful old postage stamps! Thank you! Hugs from Hungary
kittyhahahotbot rated for AMMM: My Area! on May 17, 2018
Comment: Wow, thank you for the lovely package. And I love your nieces business card! I even had to go see her site! Thats so frunny, I just mailed my MY AREA swap out today and I rcvd one in the mail. Good Karma. lol
georgiafae rated for Teal Trade on May 12, 2018
Comment: What a wonderful collection of teal things! So many textures and different things-I really really like everything you sent! One can never have too many teal items-Thanks for sharing and swapping! And even a peace sign!
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful assortment of ephemera!
Alisha98119 rated for Craft Destash #5 on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the assortment!!
Comment: Such a lovely swap!!
Comment: Wow, what an abundance of crappy/cool goodies! Thank you so much, Lisa. I'm saving the Christmas bag to go through in December, but I did check out the other bag and loved the vintage style paper goods - especially the photo people! xo

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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! :).

Lauriez on Sep 15, 2010:

i'm sending off your Fall Leaves Magnet swap today! Just wanted to say hi from a fellow Washingtonian! I live in Everett-moved here just a little over 2 years ago from the midwest and i absolutely LOVE it here! We enjoy browsing the llittle shops in Issaquah, and I had an exhibit of my photos at Spirit Journeys for the artwalk last year! We also like Grimaldi's coffeehouse, and have hiked Cougar Mt. I enjoyed looking at your Flickr photos-your art & your place looks so lovely! Happy swapping! LaurieZ

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