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Last Online: October 19, 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.



I am very allergic to cigarette smoke and the odor that lingers on things from smokers. When I open a package that reeks of smoke odor it makes me sick and I have to put it out in the garage for a week or two until the odor goes away. I don't throw the items in the trash but can't enjoy them as soon as they arrive.


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!



jenmcjen rated for WIYM: Pocket Letter - Mixed Media on Oct 11, 2018
Comment: This is so beautiful! It actually reminds me of an abstract painting I once did, with the meandering trails. Of course I love the colors, green, green, green! This is very nice and will be treasured in my book of ATCs and pocket letters! Thank you so much!
kfaye rated for Crafty Boo Box for September on Oct 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for another fun Boo Box! happy Halloween!
Germanbaby77 rated for Scrap Fabric Exchange #2 on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: thank you for the lovely fabrics.
cinnamonspice rated for WIYM: The Napkin Exchange on Sep 30, 2018
Comment: Lots of lovely Autumny colours. Thank you
Comment: HOLY WOW! What a super fun swap. Sooo many cool things and so fun to unwrap all the little packages! Thank you so much -- made my day!!!!
PaperPassion rated for Thinking of Fall Pocket letter on Sep 23, 2018
Comment: Beautiful Pl.Thank you for all the thought and time you put in to a beautiful creation.I will put all the extras to good use,Thanks again.
polyk rated for junk journal supplies - blue on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: I guess it’s lucky me you liking blue so much!! Such variety in this goodie bag!! Even the lunch baggie was blue! Haha! Awesome!! Oh! And the butterfly magnet - I just got a bunch while visiting Mackinac Island! How cool!!
JuneRosebud rated for Thrift Find: Something blue on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the blue box & all the things you included with it; very clever!
Laurie517 rated for Mini Boo Box for August on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: I love the mini boo boxes and all of there goodies. Thank you!
Comment: What a wonderful swap! I love the notecards you made and all the fabulous extras! I will use everything! Thank you so much!
Nurse101 rated for Stuff the Box Ephemera Swap 📦 on Sep 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies!
sherylk3 rated for junk journal supplies - green on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness! I had so much fun unpacking the envelope, it was like Christmas :) Thanks so much for all the green, wish I could give you more than 1 heart.
ccmmsu rated for junk journal supplies - yellow on Sep 3, 2018
Comment: What a great variety of things you sent! I am going to have so much fun using these in my journal. Thank you so much!
pattiairel rated for TF - Special size on Aug 28, 2018
Comment: thanks for a cute swap. Love the pin esp!!♥♥♥
SilverD rated for Games People Play on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful gaming frame and awesome extras!
mandymo rated for Trash to Treasure #9 on Aug 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the creative bottle cap swap!
Comment: A lot of stickers! Some of the animal square stickers are not cut out well though. I'll use them to decorate envies. =) Thanks!
Response: I found that I had too many little stickers so was glad to find a swap for them. All the square ones are meant to be used for decorating envies. I forgot to tell you that. Enjoy your stickers and thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful oversized envie of beach goodies!
Comment: Thanks so much for the nice autumn colors pocket letter.
apryl rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie - US only on Aug 7, 2018
Comment: What a spectacular package of blue goodies! Thanks so much! I think im gonna make a blue page in my art journal with the great stuff you sent me! ♡♡♡

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ladydy5 on Aug 8, 2018:

So glad you are joining my third group Artistically Inclined!

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! :).

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