Swap-bot Time: March 17, 2018 1:28 pm


Date Joined: February 19, 2015
Last Online: March 16, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

I send all of my swaps on time, so if you do not receive a swap from me let me know. I try to replace lost swaps when I can. I also rate when received.

My favorites are sunflowers, birds and mermaids. I also like doorways, windows, and gates. I make a lot of books and I love journal cards, pockets, embellished paper clips, paper flowers, etc. to use in my books. I host an altered book swap group on Yahoo and a mixed media group on Facebook.. I love anything homemade--paper or sewing.

I make ATC's, rolodex cards and postcards to relax and create little works of art. I find a lot of enjoyment in making these small pieces. I like to receive homemade backgrounds for these.

About Me

My favorite color is blue. I love brights and am not a pastel person. I also do not like gliter, gold or silver (except at Christmas time). Please NO GLITTER OR FOOD.I watercolor, do mixed media, collage and love all things paper. I also quilt and embroider.

I also like to receive items that I can collage. I prefer items from magazines, catalogues, etc. Stamped images and die cuts are nice as well. I don't particularly care for items that have been printed from the Internet, Kawaii and other kiddie items or purchased scrapbook items..

About Me

I like to make postage stamp people and collect stamps with people's faces. Used stamps are preferable. I like art that imitates zetti style, Nick Bantock, Roben Marie Smith and her gang, and Matisse.

I like to know about yourself or where you live. A note on your post card or included in the swap is appreciated.

About Me

I have my art work displayed on Flickr. I do not have a blog.


Kimmi50 rated for MFF: Send 10 Bird Ephemera on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness Shelly what a wonderful selection of ephemera. You included so many cool things and types I am really going to enjoy using all this. The napkin is pretty and thank you for the material pieces as well. I love it all thank you Shelly for an amazing swap! 💕🦆🦅🦉🕊💕
wolfeagle rated for Postage Stamp Creations on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the postage creations also.
Comment: I love the ATC - different from anything in my collection, thank you!
Response: I am glad you were pleased with your ARC. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Love this rolo-so many pretty details! Thanks also for the extras especially the scottie dog pattern! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I was surprised to find all the Eiffel images that I had.
Comment: Thanks so much ~ I love the die cuts, ribbon, and beautiful envies! The little pocket is such a great idea too.
Response: Thanks for the rating. Hope you enjoy the supplies.
nancylee rated for MARCH out like a lamb APDG on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely out like a lamb images. So excited flower will bloom again soon. Thanks for joining
Response: Thanks for the rating from sunny south Florida.
grandmaroro rated for JJJ: Send 6 GREEN on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the wonderful "green". I love it. I look forward to using it in my journals.
Response: Thanks for the rating. Glad to hear you can use the items.
SLembke rated for VS - Vintage Inspired Rolo on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Love the rolo's. Nice collage composition.
Response: Thanks for the rating. Hope you are having a wonderful day!
sweetgypsy rated for JJJ: Send 6 RED on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the red stuff! :)
Response: Thanks for the rating. Hope you enjoy your items.
joybells2426 rated for JJJ: Send 6 BLUE on Mar 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the great blue items. ❤️
Response: Thanks for the rating. Hope you enjoy your items.
karry rated for CPG Green Random Envie - US Only on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the EXTRA-LARGE envie of great green things!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I hope you can use the items for a while!
Comment: Lovely page...Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the rating. Glad you liked the collage.
mjhaertling rated for VJP: Vintage St. Patrick's Day on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: What a cute card. I love swapping these 4x4 cards. Are the photos some that you took? I just now saw the lizard on the side of the car.
Response: Thanks for the rating. My husband took most of the pics. Saw you liked unusual pics on your profile.
SLembke rated for VS - Vintage Rolo w/ a Lady on Mar 3, 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating
HannahsMommy07 rated for BL ~ Butterfly Happy Mail on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: I will take you any time for a partner ... such nice things!
Response: Thanks for the rating. Glad you liked your package.
donetta rated for VJP: February 4x4 Journal Page on Feb 19, 2018
Comment: Shelly, I apologize for the late rating. I'm not really myself lately, and unfortunately I've dragged my swap partners to the "dark place" with me! Thank you so much for the beautiful Valentine 4x4 page...I love all the gorgeous pinks and reds, the cherubs, and in fact every single detail! Thank you also for the sweet supply of ribbons and wash; they are different than any already in my collection, and I love them!
Response: Donetta, I hope I was able to bring a spark of sunshine yo your life! Thanks for the rating.
Comment: BEAUTIFUL .... I may not part with them ... LOL!
Response: Thanks for the rating. Fun to make.
luvbird rated for MFF: My Favorite Winter Bird on Feb 17, 2018
Comment: Shelly, thank you so much for the lovely winter bird atc. I would love to see a Cardinal in real life. Such a beautiful bird!
Response: Thanks for the rating. They are beautiful against the winter snow.
Margothecat rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet O - USA on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the orange card - I do collect food related postcards and this is a new one for my collection!
Response: Great I am glad I could add to your collection.
SLembke rated for SUSA - Rolo w/ a Cocktail on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: Love all the layers.
Response: Thanks for the rating. Have a wonderful day.

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SuZignomeMoM on Mar 12, 2018:

MARCH out like a lamb APDG

Hope your March is more like the lamb than the lion.

nancylee on Mar 12, 2018:

MARCH out like a lamb APDG Hi Thanks for joining my swap - enjoy the decorations and hope you have a lovely mild March

budding trees and song birds courting make me think of late March dandelion seeds blowing in soft wind

time for ice cream and frozen yogurt- I can already hear Mr. Softy coming around in his truck

bright sun peaking around fluffy clouds

Shellyr on Mar 12, 2018:


CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 8, 2018:

Sending you some February gifs, I hope you like them, since their was not a swap for Feb,

Mister Rogers 50th anniversarry

emeraldawn on Feb 7, 2018:

Something blue

elkalsa on Feb 5, 2018:

APDG Something blue




Shellyr on Feb 4, 2018:

APDG SOmething Blue Blue is my favorite color.

yvonne401 on Feb 1, 2018:

Thanks for the February pictures! Unfortunately I am no longer able to post pics. What a bummer! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!



Shellyr on Jan 31, 2018:

I am sending a February wish to all of the usual monthly profilers. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Violet is the flower of the month

Happy Valentine's Day

President's Day

Black History Month

Shellyr on Jan 17, 2018:


I am lucky and live in South Florida, so I see butterflies a lot in the winter. Just today I saw a monarch. When I lived in CA>, I saw the monarch butterflies in migration in Santa Cruz. There were 100's of thousands of them and they clung to each other with their wings closed. They made the trees look like willows. Simply amazing!


In Butterflies of North America, Jeffrey Glassberg describes the mourning cloak butterfly: "Above, there is nothing like a Mourning Cloak, with its plush brown velvety color, studded with royal blue and edged in ochre." It is, indeed, a handsome butterfly in its own right. But when you find a mourning cloak butterfly warming itself in the sun on one of the last days of winter, you may think it's the most beautiful sight you've seen in months.

Mourning cloaks are some of our longest-lived butterflies, with adults surviving as long as 11 months. By the end of winter, individuals may be noticeably tattered. On late winter days when the temperature is mild, they may emerge to feed on tree sap (most often oak) and sun themselves. Throw some bananas and cantaloupe on top of your garden compost heap, and you might find them enjoying a late winter snack.

Scientific Name: Nymphalis antiopa

Range: Nearly all of North America, with the exception of the Florida peninsula and the southernmost parts of Texas and Louisiana.

Habitat: Woodlands, stream corridors, urban parks

Adult Size: 2-1/4 to 4 inches


Question marks like habitats with open spaces, so suburban butterfly enthusiasts have a good chance of finding this species. It's larger than other anglewing butterflies. The question mark butterfly has two distinct forms: summer and winter. In the summer form, the hindwings are almost entirely black. Winter question marks are mainly orange and black, with violet tails on the hindwings. The underside of the butterfly is drab, except for the contrasting white question mark symbol that gives this species its common name.

Question mark adults feed on carrion, dung, tree sap, and rotting fruit, but will visit flowers for nectar if their preferred diet is in limited supply. In some parts of their range, you can lure them out of hiding on warmer March days with overripe fruit.

Scientific Name: Polygonia interrogationis

Range: East of the Rockies, from southern Canada to Mexico, with the exception of the southernmost part of Florida.

Habitat: Wooded areas, including forests, swamps, urban parks, and river corridors

Adult Size: 2-1/4 to 3 inches


Milbert's tortoiseshell is simply stunning, with a wide orange band of color that gradually fades to yellow at its inner edge. Its wings are outlined in black, and the hindwings are usually marked with bright blue dots on the outer edge. The leading edge of each forewing is decorated with two orange marks.

Although the flight season for Milbert's tortoiseshells is May to October, overwintering adults may be seen in early March. This species can be plentiful one year and rare the next.

Scientific Name: Nymphalis milberti

Range: Canada and northern U.S. Occasionally migrates south as far as California, New Mexico, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, but rarely seen in southeastern U.S.

Habitat: Moist locations where nettles grow, including pastures, woodlands, and marshes.

Adult Size: 1-5/8 to 2-1/2 inches

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