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Last Online: March 22, 2019

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!


• 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!



lizzmathwhiz rated for Rainbow Goodies Swap on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Omigosh!!! I LOVE everything so much! The bag and the jewelry you made, the paper goodies and the pencil, the flower cups. Everything is just fantastic. Thank you!
lovetherain rated for Trinkets and Treasures on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: I was unsure of what to rate, as there was some misunderstanding regarding the swap. My partner thought the Priority box only needed to be filled, and so it was packaged in a bubble envelope mailed First Class (I confirmed with the host, the priority box was to be mailed itself). Second, there were to be 10 separate and different items filling the box. The box was filled with nature items, and some bags of beads/small items were sent on the side. [Swap picture](https://www.flickr.com/photos/pinklotus1/46697885494/in/dateposted-public/) In my opinion there were not 10 different items, but not partner assured me there were. We have different views regarding the swap. I did request to not receive a re-send, and my partner agreed. And so am rating a 5, as I feel it is most fair.
Response: Thanks for the 5 !! I'm sorry for my misunderstanding. Sometimes I think outside the box!....I still would be glad to send more items.
Comment: I love the stuff you sent!!!! So many cool pieces and the owl earrings are adorable!!!! Thanks!! ❤️❤️
PeliKat rated for WIYM: FUnKy juNk for Altered HEadS on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: Lisa, I just received your package in the mail and I am having THE BEST TIME going through all of the treasures that you sent to me! It's like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!!! HEARTS AND STARS AND FIRECRACKERS AND BLUE RIBBONS TO YOU FOR THIS GREAT GIFT!!!!
Maggie249 rated for Mixed Media Challenge #1 on Mar 8, 2019
Comment: WOW is the only thing i can say - love the mixed media have nice place to hang it so i can enjoy it and the rest is like the best christmas I would have asked for - you are so generous and i will totally use the wonderful laces and etc ect the doll head is so cute thanks so very much for sharing alll this wonderful items this si so such a wonderrful thing lthat you have done for me. i would love to give you 5 hearts if i could =
clutterfree rated for TF: Kitchen anything on Feb 28, 2019
Comment: Lisa....thank you for joining my swap!! I love the items you sent...the dish cloth in my favorite color and the fun smiling sunshine magnet!! It cheered me on a snowy winter day here in NY....seems winter will never end! Warm wishes..Charlene
clutterfree rated for TF: Have a Heart-USA on Feb 28, 2019
Comment: Lisa...thank you for all the fun heart items and I liked how you wrapped them in heart tissue paper...it was like Christmas again!
scrappycats rated for Trash to Treasure #13 on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: what a neat idea of using tp rolls
debtea2 rated for ATC- Christmas Mega Stash swap- USA on Feb 25, 2019
Comment: OMG I can't believe the amazing package it will take be a while to see it all LOL thank you so much many many hearts
Comment: Tysm for the envie of goodies. I really loved the Halloween napkin & all the washi samples!
bjmonroe rated for AI ~ Embellishment Clusters on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: These embellishments are adorable. You certainly put a lot of time and effort into making them for me. Thank you Lisa
SeleneW rated for AMMM: A piece of my 3D HEART on Feb 21, 2019
Comment: Your package was so much fun to open. I love the magnet you made! It is so pretty! Thank you so very much!
Comment: thank you
Kalalinga rated for CPG Green Flat Envie - US Only on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for a wonderful envelope of green goodies. So many lovely things to play with!
Comment: Thanks a bunch! Sorry for the late rating!
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: thanks, I love doing this swap to see what other Christmas Cards are out there. Usually I make my own. thanks for joining my swap
Comment: Awesome Swap!! Soooo glad you were my partner! I love it all!!!!
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail!
Comment: Thank you for the card and tag!

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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:

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!

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