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Last Online: September 16, 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!



xthemasonsx rated for Scraps moving along swap on Sep 12, 2019
Comment: I loved everything. The papers you sent where so beautiful! Did you make them yourself? The tinfoil with the patterns was really cool too. I loved the fabric square scraps. Especially the one with the cloud 💖thank you so much.
donetta rated for VC: Tag Book Page #8 - August on Sep 11, 2019
Comment: Such a sweet August tag...thank you, Lisa! August is such a "gateway" month...the ending of summer and the beginning of fall...I love the gorgeous flowers and the endless opportunities for late-summer fun that August brings. Thank you also for the stack of cute stickers; I can never have enough of them!
ladeebug rated for My Sewing Package on Aug 30, 2019
Comment: Wonderful swap, lots of things, I loved this swap. You certainly deserve a heart.
Hunbun rated for Destash swap #5 on Aug 27, 2019
Comment: Wow, so many interesting things! Thanks for such a large assortment!
crochetjunkie rated for WIYM Paper Craft De-Stash USA on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the nice stuff and cute cat stuff!
ShabbyJules rated for VC: Tag Book Page #7 - July on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Love as in really adore this tag best I have ever received how wonderful the crochet edge and netting covet so winter and in Aus we have just had snow
Karebear110 rated for Washi Sample Scavenger Hunt #3 on Aug 12, 2019
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much! You were so generous and I love all the washi!
luleemik rated for Mixed Media Challenge #8 on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: Absolutely lovely! You did an outstanding job of using the vintage lace and heart elements. Thank you for another outstanding art piece!
Comment: Thank you I love it!
Jsereg001 rated for WIYM: Craft Supply Swap #1 USA on Aug 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the assortment of goodies!!
Teddybear rated for Bear pictures on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: I will be picking up my mail on August 2nd at the US border. I recently had cataract surgery and my driving is limited until my doctor’s appointment later this week. What an absolutely fantastic package of bears. Thank you so much. Love them all and the birthday one was great as yesterday was my birthday. Sandy
Response: I am so glad that you were able to get the bears and that you liked them. Happy Birthmonth!
Comment: Thanks for all the great items. I will use in some decos. Love the London stickers thanks so much.
luleemik rated for Mixed Media Challenge #7 on Jul 23, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful swap with so many sea themed extras! Love everything and want to thank you for joining in on the fun and being a super swapper!!
pattiairel rated for Teal-ing For You on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: thanks for a nice swap♥♥♥ So unique and nice.....hard work into it
pattiairel rated for Its Teal Time on Jul 8, 2019
Comment: thanks for a nice swap!!! ♥♥♥ So unique and nice...Love it
thevmatt rated for WIYM Paper Craft De-Stash USA on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much!!!
donetta rated for VC: Tag Book Page #6 - June on Jul 5, 2019
Comment: So pretty...thank you, Lisa! I can't wait to have a completed book of 12 tags! Thank you also for the lovely extras; I will definitely be using them in future projects.
tentmari rated for TF - Flat on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I am overwhelmed by your generosity and wish I could give you multiple hearts. ❤💚💜💙💛 I am always in need of greeting and note cards so you can be sure everything you sent me will be put to good use. Thank you again! 😀🌸🌺
luleemik rated for Mixed Media Challenge #6 on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for joining in on the fun and sending an amazing swap with so many extras! Love everything especially the dog in the pick-up truck notecard. Reminded me of my golden retriever that I loved and dearly miss:)
LisaLaughs rated for 9 LP-Summer at the Beach-USA on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Hi Lisa - thank you for the super cool PL!! You are so clever and I love how you created the beach scenes!!

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ginny19590 on Sep 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envie of goodies, you sent me for September's RAK. Thank you so very much......=)

Cgscdy on Sep 8, 2019:

Thanks for the Aug RAK. Ioved all the paper goodies!!!

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.

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