Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 4:47 am


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: March 24, 2019
Birthday: July 20
Country: United States
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About Me

If you don't receive it, I make it right, I don't flake, just check my ratings. I rate the day it arrives.

I love art, crafts, music, hiking, biking, gardening and teaching art. Love feathers, wings, anything bird.

Favorite Crafts

I do mixed-media plus teach arts & crafts. It's a mission, I provide everything. So I like swapping for your de-stash. I keep an art journal, I draw, alter items/books, I do beading, jewelry, more. Love vintage anything and steam punk, also Paris anything and Little Kitty(grands). I swoon over birds and feathers. Purse, keychain charms in my colors. Fun for purses and zippers.

FAVE COLORS: Teal, purple and jewel-tones.

RUBBER STAMPS: anything vintage or steam punk, gears, clocks, crowns, birds, owls, dragonflies, butterflies. Background/texture stamps too. No wood back stamps please. No room.

POSTCARD/ATC preferences: birds, butterflies, flowers, crowns, seed pack and animals. Also, not vintage, but vintage copies of above.

METAL CHARMS: same as above and flat charms/filigree I can glue onto my books.

Teas: Green is my fave, especially flavored ones. Fruit/Herbal is good.

Things I'd Love

I'd love to have some of your die-cuts: leaves, trees, snowmen, clocks, gears, crowns, anything steampunk or vintage, anything Tim Holtz, preferably cardstock. No machine myself.

Love,love,love small crocheted flowers.

Embellishments or stickers of flowers or anything nature.I supply everything for my classes and ladies love flowers/birds/butterflies/dragonflies.

Brass/metal stencils, used ok.

Things I Can Swap

Destash your extras in exchange for....

I have great items for collage or art journaling: foreign maps, music, brochures, stamps and product labels, business cards and other odd items all in foreign language, usually Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Georgian, French, Armenian, German, Italian. Also have a small amount of Arabic and Hebrew language items. All from 22 yrs living in Europe. New cross stitch and embroidery kits, floss, linen. Pretty note cards. I have a lace/trim/ribbon collection that goes back to the 60's so some of it is vintage for sure.

Often I have foreign money/coins.

Postcards from various countries and themes.

Beautiful paper napkins from Europe. Just brought some back from Germany (vintage style).

I'll trade for scrapbook stuff....your chance to clear out what you don't want. I like vintage anything, but needn't limit it to that.

Dream List

I need a banner for my Etsy shop if you know how. Would love some address labels and swap cards.

What I Don't Want

I have enough cards/stationary, thank you. No postcards, magnets. No Halloween, skulls or dark side stuff. No candy, tea or coffee and I"m over the top with note pads. Thanks, anyway. Also, no cosmetics or personal products. All of the above is with the exception of being in a swap for these.

Trouble from

Susanne Gross (FrauSusii) flaked on Reusable Bag Swap #3 Jenni Lumpkin (Pawprints) flaked on me twice. Evitake flaked on a "Stuff It Full" swap Evelyn Rozychi (eviroz), rated 3 for a swap that was evidently lost twice and even tho' I sent a third registered and she got it, she felt the need to rate down. My record of ratings speaks for itself that I am not a flaker, so be cautious if you swap with her. Christine Alejos (christine1) flaked on "Int'l Stuffed Envie."


Christopherpines rated for Trash to Treasure #14 on Mar 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the magnet and thank you for the fun extras! i love getting new ephemera!!
Response: So glad you like it. I posted on FB and had lots of reactions/comments on it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely decorated butterfly envelopes and stickers! <3
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
arimails rated for Crafty Envie #5 MEGA on Mar 19, 2019
Comment: thank you for some nice items 😊
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
abcdefgxyz12367985 rated for Crafty Envie #5 MEGA on Mar 16, 2019
Response: Thank you for the heart. Much appreciated.
bb2 rated for CF - Send 1 Ounce of Sunshine on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Guess what showed up today! It was postmarked 2/19 and arrived 3/15, almost a month. I'm glad we waited on the resend. Thank you for the pretty flowers and papers. Enjoy the sunshine!
Response: Wow, that was a long route home. Don't ya just wonder where these things go in the meantime? LOL! Thanks for the heart.
MaggieRain rated for Crafty Envie #5 MEGA on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you~
Response: Welcome
sydgwiz rated for Send Me a Mix of Happy Mail #2 USA on Mar 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart.
vlhafer54 rated for Make a Card from an ATC #2 on Mar 4, 2019
Comment: Love the ATC and the card - And thank you for the extras!
Response: So glad you like it all.
Comment: WOW, Thanks Coleen for such a cool assortment of cards in a cool envelope!! I love the birds and all the awesome ladies and interesting cards I've never seen before. You're amazing :):):)
Response: So glad. Thanks for the heart
Cgscdy rated for CPG Green Flat Envie - US Only on Feb 16, 2019
Comment: Ty for the green envie!
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.
Kellpepper rated for EP: Pretty Paper Swap (Edited) on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: OMG! There is a piece of rose paper in this pack this is amazing. Just perfect. All the papers are so pretty. Thank you!
Response: Glad you liked it. Nice papers are so fun. Thanks for the heart.
pianoheart rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending.
Response: You're welcome.
Comment: WOW! this mail art is awesome! I love what you did, and thank you for the nice postcards inside <3
Response: Great. Saw you like pcs and I have a lot. Thanks for the heart.
lefroggy rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: wow, thank you so much I loved it, I can't believe that homes were so cheep years ago.. that's about the same price as my rent lol. the postcards were amazing!!!! :)
Response: You are welcome. Thanks so much for the heart. I'm sure those papers were turn of the century....previous that is.
Comment: Thank you for the cute things! The peacock tag is my favorite!
Response: You are welcome. I loved the peacock tag too. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Terrific mail art. The envelope is an inventive up-cycled letter, and the ATC is great, with the Schrodinger quote on the front and Lincoln quote on the back: well done! Thanks also for the papers, which will find their way into my projects.
Response: You are welcome. I do like making envelopes. Thanks for the heart.
Arabella rated for AI ~ Embellishment Clusters on Feb 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the clusters, Coleen! These are so fun to do and to use!
Response: Arabella, you are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
SillyTilly42 rated for Do What You Want 1 on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: welcome
Comment: Thanks for hosting this fun swap! Thanks too for all the great decorated envies, the extras, and the beautiful calendar envie you sent them in. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you liked it all, Sherry. I do like making envies. BTW, went on a cruise to Alaska. An amazing trip.
bluehairedmary rated for Themed postcard swap Pick 3 on Jan 28, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely postcards and the extra bookmark!
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart.

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TamiHope on Jul 20, 2018:

Happy, Happy Birthday Coleen! Thank you so much for the information on the blogs. I am going to pass them along to my Dad so he can read them. You are so sweet!

CurlyTea on Jul 20, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

bb2 on Jul 19, 2018:

May you be happy as a hummingbird on your special day! God bless.

rarjones on Jul 17, 2018:

A very Happy Birthday to you this week! Hope your day is filled with sonshine:)
Hugs, Rose

CF group

clutterfree on Feb 22, 2018:

Hope you enjoy the CF group...look forward to seeing you in the mail box SOON!!


RyeRye on Aug 22, 2016:

Thanks for hosting in Inspiration Station!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Sherry71 on Dec 26, 2015:

Coleen! WOW, WOW, WOW! Thank you so much! You are awesome! The package you sent me is amazing, I all of the cards you sent and there soooo many. Thank you! I am still adding goodies to the package I am sending to you :)

Sherry71 on Dec 6, 2015:

Jubula on Feb 1, 2015:

Coleen, welcome to the Bird Lover Group BLoG!

You are now a BLoG-er!

Please tell us some of your favorite birds so we can send you happy mail! -Jubula

First swap extended-send by Feb.14

New swaps coming!

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