Swap-bot Time: January 23, 2020 8:12 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: January 23, 2020
Birthday: July 20
Country: United States

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. Also love 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.

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. 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 items.

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."


ktk8 rated for CC: Repurposed Card Collage PCs - #1 on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: What a GREAT re-purposed card.... I love it.... so sad there will be no more of these... Big hugs and THANKS.....
Response: I liked doing them too. Thanks so much for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the fun additions to the Spook Hill card., Coleen. Being a Floridian, I've heard of Spook Hill but have never been to see/experience it. Happy New Year
Response: Funny coincidence, MamaMangrove. Maybe you need to go sometime. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciateded.
AmookIslandCreations rated for MFF: BIRD TAG #1 ~ US on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for both tags and all the fun birdie goodies! These swaps are so fun to do! You did such a beautiful job on this one! Hugs from Alaska. Sherry
Response: Thanks, Sherry. You are so sweet. A blessing for sure. Hope it's not too cold where you are. Looking forward to our next swap.
grammypammy rated for CF: National Bird Day! on Jan 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the bird emphemera.
Response: You're welcome.
colleenbUSA rated for CPG Handmade Envies - US Only on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the envelopes!
Response: Hi Colleen, I will try to do better since I couldn't rate a heart. I aim to please.
Comment: Thanks for nice assortment of cards. Delightful to get some faith based pc's!
Response: Chose based on your profile. How might I have done better to rate a heart? I try to please.
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. I hope your recovery is going well.
Response: Poohtat, you are so welcome. And recovery is coming along well. Thank you. Merry Christmas.
Comment: Thanks so much, I love these! The bunny one and the raccoon one are my favorites!
Response: So glad. Thanks for the heart. So appreciate.
PineappleTarts rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #11 on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful vintage postcards. Happy Holidays!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you! This is a fun envie full of goodies I will definitely put to good use! Have a great day!! xx Gabi
Response: Gabi, glad, I aim to please. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Love the cards, thanks so much.
Response: you are so welcome. thanks for the heart. very appreciated.
kokoloc rated for CPG Mail Art Random Envie - US only on Nov 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you, Coleen for the fun ephemera! What a cute envelope!!
Response: kokoloc, you are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks! I especially like the oversized ones! Those will come in handy.
Response: Thanks for rating. Sorry I didn't rate a heart. I'll do better next time.
Kokoxo rated for EP: Washi Envelopes on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envlopes and adorable mini extras! I love and will use everything! Thank you 💖
Response: You are welcome. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart.
Tricia22 rated for EP: Washi Envelopes on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the washi envelopes!!
Response: You are welcome, Tricia. Fun to do. Thanks for the heart. Do appreciate it.
Poohtat rated for EP: Just Add Washi - House on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the ‘wonky’ washi house!
Response: Hi Poohtat, with a name like that I thought you might like "wonky." LOL! I thought a magnet on the back would be nice too. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
kclicquot rated for BL ~ Handmade Butterfly Envies on Oct 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful envelopes!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
jinxspinx rated for USA- Quick Tea Time on Oct 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Cant wait to try these!
Response: New teas are always fun. Thanks for rating.
Christopherpines rated for Trash to Treasure #22 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute envies!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart. Do appreciate it.
Comment: Thank you, Coleen. You forgot to mention which swap these were for so it took me a while to track it down. Love the Egyptian design, the shelves of books & the Edward Hopper painting. I appreciate your reading my profile & trying to find cards that match my preferences.
Response: Sorry I didn't label it. At age 70 sometimes I leave out details. Glad you liked the cards. Thanks for the heart. Sure appreciate it.

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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}}

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!

ShannonArtsyFartsy on Nov 20, 2014:

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

anrtist on Feb 22, 2014:

Christian Swappers Group ;-)

lovetherain on Jun 25, 2013:

Hi Coleen, Thanks so much for the postcards and stationery RAK! I'll make good use of them, when I write letters to my friend. Thanks again!

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