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Last Online: May 25, 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!



amyduff rated for CPG Yellow Flat Envie - US Only on May 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you Lisa for my yellow packet of goodies.
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of postcards.
Kimmi50 rated for VC: Tag Book Tag #4 - April on May 20, 2019
Comment: Very beautiful, I really like the trim and appliqués you used to make it vintage and shabby.
kfaye rated for Send a RAK stocking gift. on May 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you :D
MisplacedfromPA rated for TF. - Spring Flowers on May 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the mini flowers, loose flowers,few note cards, ribbon pieces and fabric coaster.
pattiairel rated for TF: Something for your Bathroom on May 14, 2019
Comment: thanks for a nice swap♥♥♥
luleemik rated for Trash to Treasure #16 on May 14, 2019
Comment: Oh, Lisa ...what fun things you sent! I think I may use them to create a mini wind chime for my patio:) Thank you for joining in the fun and always being a super swapper!!
luleemik rated for Mixed Media Challenge #4 on May 14, 2019
Comment: WOW---you are one talented lady! I love how you expertly incorporated the washi tape into the design of the painting to create such a beautiful landscape!! Thank you for sharing your talent with me:)
DragonflyDaisy rated for Christmas Stamped Images- US on May 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you - just wanted to let you know the whole right side of your envelope had opened up and it was lucky the swap was still inside, but it made it! 😃
BeverlyGray rated for Christmas Stamped Images- US on May 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment.
HappyMom rated for CPG Flower Flat Envie - US Only on May 9, 2019
Comment: Lisa, if I could give you 10 hearts, I would! You really did a great job sending wonderful flowers - everything is lovely and you included so MUCH!! Thank you :)
breezyp rated for Flower Themed Ephemera Swap on May 9, 2019
Comment: Beautiful. Thank you SO much!
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail you sent Lisa! 😃 It was an envelope full of fun treasures to explore!
Comment: Thank you!!! I opened it I couldn't wait! I LOVE the tin and the goodies inside!!
JJcrafty rated for Just Randomness on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: Lisa, I wish I could give you many hearts. Thank you for the wonderful randomness that I absolutely love! Thank you for your generosity.
phillaine rated for Teal Scavenger Hunt on Mar 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the pretty bundle of surprises! I love how you wrapped everything individually and included some sweet hand-made goodies. Thanks for brightening my day. ♥
scrappycats rated for Mixed Media #2 on Mar 29, 2019
Response: I hope everything was okay.
ChinaCat rated for March Stocking Stuffer ~ Green on Mar 28, 2019
Comment: Oh my! You always send such lovely and generous swap, Lisa!!! Thank you so much for the very green necklace and all the green earrings. I demand a replay of St. Patrick's Day! But I will wear them with lots of things before next St. Paddy's Day, no doubt. I love the crochet bits and bobs, and from your mama's hand no less. That was especially sweet of you. All the extras are great. Much thanks and I'm so glad you joined my swap. xo
shtrqueen rated for Small Stocking Stuffer on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much. Looking forward to opening this over the holidays. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!
HelenG6 rated for CSG ~ Pick 3 ~ Love on Mar 23, 2019

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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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