Swap-bot Time: April 21, 2018 12:15 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: April 19, 2018
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. Also purse/keychain charms in one of my colors (teal, purple,burgundy) with beads, charms, etc. 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(wings). 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."


Comment: I love this special envie of sweet butterflies, birds and flowers! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Gnoe rated for ABES: Send 6 Animals on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sending! The envelope was opened unfortunately O_O so I'm not sure whether everything made it here safely :(
Comment: Dearest Coleen, as always, thank you for my great looking envelopes. Happy Spring my dear!
Response: Well, I'm so glad you like them MsLee. Thank you for joining my swap and rating a heart. Sure appreciate that. <3
JaneInSD rated for MAE - Handmade Flower Envies on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the envies and extras! :-)
Response: Glad you liked it all. Appreciate the heart.
Kitty2cats rated for MAE - Handmade Bird Envies on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Collen, Thank you so much for the cute envelopes. I love the bird stamp you used. Thanks also for the extra goodies, will put it all to good use!
Response: Glad you liked it all. Thanks for the heart. Appreciate it.
skier11 rated for MAE: Handmade Butterfly Envies on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Such fun envelopes! Thank you! My apologies for the late rating.
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for heart.
Mantia rated for Adult Coloring PC #71 USA on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: The glitter mist looks so cool! Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Response: Glad you like it, Mantia. Made the marker run, but I even liked that affect. Thanks for the heart.
jn6754 rated for EH~~Bird Envies Handmade on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: This was fun. Thank you.
Response: Oh good. Glad to hear it. I love doing bird anything. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
JaneInSD rated for MAE - Three Different Ones on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
bb2 rated for CF: Mail Art - Flowers on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail art flower envelope and the goodies inside. It all arrived in perfect condition. I can even reuse the envelope!
Response: So glad. One never knows about the mails. Thanks for the heart, Joan. Appreciated.
Kalalinga rated for MAE - Those Birds on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great envies. I love your feather stamps and the extra surprises in the envelopes.
Response: So glad. Appreciate the heart..
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Bird Mail Art on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you , cute envelope
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks so much for the heart. Appreciated
CurlyTea rated for Trash to Treasure #5 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful ATC.
Response: So welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love my very groovy envie and the address cracked me up! "To the charming..." Thanks for using PCs to write your note. Mostly, I make them not collect them, but the idea was novel. Thanks!
Response: Glad. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
tatntole rated for BL ~ Handmade Envies Again on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thanks for the colorful envelopes I can’t wait to put these in the mail to share with somebody. They will love their happy mail too!! Thanks also for the extras! Take care ;)
Response: You are welcome. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great envies! I love the bird one.
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the cute envelopes and labeled already! Thanks for the swap cards too, those are always nice to have.
Response: Great, Becky. Glad you liked it all. It's a joy to share. Thanks for the heart.
Kalalinga rated for MAE: Hearts on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for another excellent swap. The envelopes are gorgeous and all the extras are great!😊
Response: So glad. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart.
Jjean rated for C.I.: Easy Colored PC Swap (USA) on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the neat PC - And yes, I am so looking forward to warmer weather.... :)
Response: Glad you liked it Jean. Fun to do and not real time consuming. Happy 2018 and thanks for the heart.

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clutterfree on Feb 22, 2018:

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


orneryswife on Aug 4, 2017:

I didn't realize you were back in the States! Hope all is well with you!

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!

ShannonArtsyFartsy on Nov 20, 2014:

Thank you so much for the awesome envie full of book pages and music sheets!!! :) ♡♡♡♡

Candyn29 on Oct 9, 2014:


anrtist on Feb 22, 2014:

Christian Swappers Group ;-)

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