Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 7:35 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: August 21, 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. I swoon over anything bird, 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 and lastly 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. 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."


scrappermama rated for MaE ~ Flower Envelopes ~ USA on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: Got them!! I had to pay a ransom of .30!! Lol!! The outter envie was quite beat up but the envies were perfect!! Thank you very much!! Love!!
Response: So glad the inner ones made it ok. Thank you so much for the heart and for your patience in so long waiting.
Comment: Thank you , love the envies:)
Response: So welcome, Diane. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
kokoloc rated for EP Ephemera Swap - Clarified on Aug 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all of the fun things, Coleen!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. Really appreciated. Happy weekend.
neecie rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #5 on Aug 7, 2019
Comment: thank you once again for the great views ... it sounds like your summer is abundant with activities, so really appreciate your sharing/recycling some of your extras on swap-bot > good luck with all those creative pursuits!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for rating.
Comment: hello Colleen ... your wonderful assortment of postcards make me feel as if i took a trip around the country & WORLD! i look forward to lingering over each one the rest of summer: such fun to have the mailbox deliver interesting sights!
Response: Glad you liked them, neecie. We lived overseas for 22 years and I've been swapping pcs for some years so I have a few. Thanks for the heart.
WoodlandBanshee rated for BL: This n’ That on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely butterfly items. I will ue it all!
Response: So glad you finally got it. Would you believe it came back to me 3 times? Happy to hear you can use it. <3 And thanks for the heart, despite the delay. You had quite the wait.
kittyfun rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #5 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you, I love each card!
Response: Oh, wonderful. That makes me happy. Thanks so much for the heart, kittyfun.
Comment: Fabulous and fun selection!! Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart. <3
crochetjunkie rated for AI ~ Artistic Envelopes on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes.
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart and joining my swap.
dcp0112 rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on Aug 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the envies, love the papers you chose. What template do you use if you don't mind me asking. I use with hand folding or punchboard. The reason I am asking is bc when I have something like the puppies face on the one envie, when using the punchboard the face ends up on a diagonal usually. I noticed that some envies were folded differently so was curious what template you were using.
Response: So glad you liked them. The puppy one was not done by me, but one that I passed on.
pattiairel rated for IS: Handmade Flower Envies ~ USA on Jul 28, 2019
Comment: Love my envies, very nicely madeβ™₯β™₯β™₯β™₯
Response: Glad you like them. Thanks for the heart and for joining my swap.
Cobweb rated for Envie of Ephemera on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: Lovely bits and pieces! Thank you ever so much.
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the GORGEOUS envelopes! I love them! The little mini envies you included with each one are also adorable. Great swap. Thank you so much!! :-)
Response: You are welcome, Janel. BTW hubby is from SD. We are in Arkansas now. Thanks for the heart and for joining my swap.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envies!
Response: Aww, you are so welcome. Thanks for the heart and joining my swap.
luleemik rated for Trash to Treasure #19 on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Oh Coleen--I love the music themed feathers and am thinking of ideas of how to use them already. Thanks for sending an amazing swap w/washi tape and of course, for joining in on the fun. {{hugs}}
Response: So glad we got partnered, Lu. I'll be curious to know how you use them. I really like these, but rarely have I used them, tho' I have shared with many. Thanks for the heart.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Just Randomness on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much!!! <3 is such a fun envelope!! <3 <3 <3 Love all the fun goodies!!
Response: You are welcome, Gabi. Glad you liked it and we got to swap again. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the great selection!
Response: Thanks for rating.
dcp0112 rated for Create some handmade envies on Jul 11, 2019
Comment: Hi Coleen, I cracked up as soon as I saw that you had written "To the Marvelous..." ! LOL! Instant giggle for sure! Thanks for the adorable envies, I will definitely use them in a few upcoming swaps I have, I love them all. The one from a childrens book I like it TOO well....I will save it for a personal letter for sure. Thank you again!
Comment: Thanks Coleen! I especially like the art cards
Response: Great. Thanks for the heart.
christy102194 rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #2 on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: love the cool artsy cards! thanks! :)
Response: So glad, Christy. I saw you liked those if I do recall. Thanks so much for the heart. I never take those for granted.

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stlouisphile on Jun 9, 2019:

Hi, I'm moving my RAK to the forums under Random Acts of Kindness. Will do it soon as I am moving. Sorry for the inconvenience. Stlouisphile

LindaW on May 17, 2019:

I sent you a message. I want your address to send some colored craft papers.

luleemik on May 14, 2019:

Coleen, thank you soooo much for the wonderful RAK I received!! Love all of the different papers and am sure to be using them as backgrounds for future projects!! {{hugs}}

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.

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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