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Date Joined: January 16, 2008
Last Online: February 12, 2016

Country: United States
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About Me

Wow I can't believe that I have been away for so long. 8 years?? But I never forgot Swap-bot. I love rubber stamps, polymer clay, beads, quilt patterns, and wire work. Put them all together somehow and I'm happy :) Anything with an oriental, nature, antique, or textural theme I crave! I switch from craft to craft frequently, every time I see something in a magazine or on tv I just have to do it and it becomes my favorite (for that day) lol. I'm wanting to try some steampunk jewelry next.

I have been married for 37 years to a retired cowboy, and have a boy 35, and a girl 33, who gave me a grandson in 2015!. I now work two jobs a day, as office manager of each. I really like making the change in the middle of the day so I don't get so bored.

I'm also an avid Atkins dieter. Not that fond of it but it works so I'm doing it.

Favorite Crafts

Current crafts:

Polymer Clay: I like to make polymer clay molds, so I collect items that I can use to impress into a mold, such as old jewelry. I also like to make polymer clay beads that have texture on them, so I also try to find texure sheets to impress into the clay.

Rubber Stamps: I also enjoy collecting rubber stamps of any kind. In my next project I am going to try to hand carve some rubber stamps, and also I would like to look into making stamps with my computer using liquid photopolymer.

Quilting patterns: I haven't made any quilts (might try some pillows) but I love the graphic shapes of the patterns and collect old pattern magazines (especially very old traditional patterns) and plastic templates for quilts.

Stencils: Lately I have enjoyed trying out some theorem (multilayered) stencils and found some stencil books that you can use to make your own. I would like to try to decorate some boxes with stenciled colonial designs.

Like, Dislike, Themes

Colors: Like: Mahogany, browns, silvers, metallics, naturals and rich colors,. Dislike: garish, stark, too bright colors.

Smells: Like: Lemon, Lime. Dislike: flowery, strong smells.

My favorite themes:

Lord of the Rings (Tolkien, fantasy)- Dragons, swords and shields, armor, wizards, CASTLES, etc.

Asian - Calligraphy, symbols, geishas, landscapes, trees, murals.

Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls - I collect Nancy Ann Storybook antique bisque dolls, especially the ones that need a lot of TLC! Estate sale finds are the best even if missing a lot of parts!

Books and TV shows

My Favorite Books:

Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Spaceship/new world colony, crafting.

Dune (series) by Frank Herbert)

The Lord of the Rings (series) by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Sword of Truth (series) by Terry Goodkind

TV shows: House, Game of Thrones, Black Sails, Downton Abbey, Star Trek, Project Runway.

Crystal Singer (series) by Anne McCaffrey

Favorite Movies

Sci-fi and fantasy, specifically: Lord of the Rings, Dune, Blade Runner, Children of Men, Alien series, Logan's Run, Star Trek films, Saturn 3, The Abyss, Outland, X-men, Flatliners, Total Recall, Event Horizon.


I have no allergies and am not sensitive to cigarette smoke, pets, etc.

Coupon Wishlist

Non-grocery:L'oreal Excellence hair color, L'oreal shampoos and conditioners for color treated hair, laundry detergent, soft soap, cleansers, Dawn dish soap, any bathroom tissue esp. Scott brand, paper towels, Bounce, trash bags.

Grocery: Gaterade or sports drinks, Mighty-dog canned food, any dairy, any pasta, Special K cereal, any canned goods (esp., tuna, salmon, Rotel tomatoes, tomato sauce), crackers, Folger's coffee, frozen lego waffles, tortillas, eggs, peanut butter, jelly.

I do not need diapers, makeup, frozen pizza.

The only stores we have here are HEB, Walgreens, and Walmart.


Hag53 rated for private with shelly on Feb 13, 2016
Comment: She is beautiful Shelley! and wrapped in such winter sparkle!!! I just love her. Thank you for swapping with me...
Trippy rated for grocery coupon swap #7 on May 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much! A lot of them were for stuff i use all the time :)
Masterbard rated for Elven emblem/heraldry design on Apr 20, 2011
Comment: I love your design! It incorporates the four elements beautifully (a way of organizing life's patterns, personality types, emotions, and more that I have always found very natural and useful) and you have stylized my images into the four areas with excellent balance. The colours look a little faded on my monitor, so I might saturate the image more in Photoshop (different monitors register very differently!) if you don't mind. The harp is perfectly done, with its iconic shape and shading, and I shall have to look up and download that font, which I love. Thank you for a wonderfully-created and very representative emblem! A heart for you, Judith
Response: Thank you Judith, It was done with Love if not skill! :) I had the colors brighter then I thought it might look a little garish, and i had to hand draw some elements so I know you can only improve it!
renees rated for Book Lovers Treat on Feb 3, 2010
Comment: Can I give you like 20 Heart?!?!!?!? I love this! Thank you so much! I'm excited to read this series, I love reading series, I get to into the characters! And I will defintiely try some denim embroidering! Sounds fun, Really thank you SOSO SO SO SOOOOO much! I've had some so so swaps lately and this just made my day and reaffirmed my faith in Swap-Bot!
Response: What a wonderful comment Renee! I'm so so so so glad you like it :) and I hope you enjoy the books as much as I did.
bustamove rated for Goodies in a Book Stash on May 14, 2009
Comment: thanks so much for the book and lovely items, everything was great! sorry it took me so long to rate! hope all is well. <3 bustamove
kchristisen rated for Ugly Rubber Stamp Swap on Mar 15, 2009
Comment: Thanks so much! These were far from ugly..I loved them all!
dandelionmom rated for Spice of Life! International on Apr 23, 2008
Comment: I am positively DROOLING and that's just from reading your recipes!! Can't wait to try them!! Thank you!
Amberly rated for Spice of Life! International on Apr 21, 2008
Comment: Thanks for the neat spice, the extra pinto bean seasoning and the extra embossing powders-I didn't have pink either and an now doing the happy dance! Thanks so mcuh!!! You went way beyond the requirements!!!
Comment: Thank you so MUCH, you went above and beyond and they are so sweet. Thank you for the extra stamp.
Comment: thanks so much! it was a wonderful package and I will enjoy it very much. I'm not sure if this rating posted as I just got a reminder. I'm so sorry if it didn't. I just loved the package and am sorry you were kept waiting for a rating!
Greenwoodtree rated for Assemblage Art Treasure Box on Mar 30, 2008
Comment: Wow, Shelley! I was so amazed when I opened this package to find such a perfect box for me ;-) Here's a hug and a heart. Tolkien is above and beyond my favorite of everything...I LOVE how you used so many elements and creative ingredients - the copper inlay on the top is stunning, I love the LOTR collage on the box, and the velvet interior is perfect. Thank you for making this one of the BEST things I have EVER received in the mail. You are VERY talented! Would LOVE to do another swap with you. peace, Holly
Response: Wow yourself Holly thanks for the wonderful review, I was holding my breath and it made my day. I really enjoyed this swap, it was a great idea, and when I read you liked Tolkien, I just HAD to do it! I'm so glad you liked the box (had to go get another one for myself after I made that one and am decorating it with a Tarot card theme), now I am inspired to do more!
Comment: Wow Shelley, this stuffie is absolutely gorgeous. just luv the colours and the matching blanket. wish I could give you more stars bear hugs joan in italy
MARY rated for Share a bookmark! on Mar 5, 2008
Comment: What a wonderful package. I love my new bookmark and will enjoy using it. I am so pleased to get the stencil sheet. I didn't even know they made such things, and I like the subjects to be stenciled. This is something that will encourage me to try new things. The recipe sounds delicious and easy. Thank you so much!
Batraplume rated for Dotee Dolls for Beginners on Feb 25, 2008
Comment: Just received your very lovely Dotee, thanks a lot!! I love her, she's very cute! I don't know if it's your first one but it's really well done! :-)
Response: Thanks for the kind words, yes she was my firstborn. You really gave me encouragement, especially from a crafter with so many hearts!
Comment: Thanks so much!

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Hag53 on Feb 13, 2016:

Wonderful dotee, Shelley! You are welcome in any of my swaps!

Masterbard on Apr 2, 2011:

Welcome to Swapbot! I see you are still very new, but Greenwoodtree's rating is so positive and appealing, I'm sure you'll be collecting numbers and hearts in no time. I'm your send-to partner for the Elven Heraldry swap - looking forward to what you'll design for me! @masterbard

SweetClementine on Apr 11, 2008:

Thanks for joining my International Spice Swap. Glad to have you!

My husband is also a huge WoW player. I'm amazed you have time to play AND do so many other things! ;-) ~Michele

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