Swap-bot Time: October 26, 2020 11:00 am


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: October 26, 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. Vintage/steampunk also my faves.

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.

FAVE COLORS: Teal, purple and jewel-tones.

ATC/Skinny/PC collections: Crowns, Flowers, Vintage, steampunk, butterflies/dragonflies & birds/feathers.

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.

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, birds, butterflies/dragonflies, trees, snowmen, clocks, gears, crowns, anything steampunk or vintage and anything Tim Holtz. Any words that I could use on tags, etc. 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.

Also love purse/keychain charms in my colors, teal, purple. Fun for purses and zippers.

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.

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."


Comment: Thanks - lots of goodies!
Comment: Thanks girly for the swap I got to use my new gear die cuts!! Can’t wait for the next one! Your envelopes are beautiful thank you!!
lmacdavis93 rated for VC: Vintage Handmade Envies ~ US on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Colleen and thank you for the gorgeous envies! Love the butterflies you used - thank you. Such a gorgeous assortment of papers, colors, patterns, and embellishments. I will have a hard time parting with one of these! And thanks also for the extra goodies!
Comment: Coleen these a just wonderful I am so pleased with your lovely clusters... I don’t do journal but I plan to keep and / or use in my swaps thank you for this swap I love what you made .. thank you so much
Response: So glad you liked them. I use them to make cards & tags. Makes card making really fast when you can just plop on down and go. Thanks so much for the heart. Very appreciated.
Arabella rated for A.I.: Words of Autumn on Oct 13, 2020
Comment: Great Autumn atc, Coleen! Love the "summer's last kiss good-bye"! Thank you so much! Take care!
Response: So glad you liked it, Arabella. I've loved that saying for a long time. Had fun making it. Thanks for the heart.
ellie rated for CPG Sept Scrapped Mini Tag - US only on Oct 12, 2020
Comment: I just love the butterfly tag you made for me. Thank you so much for everything
Response: So glad you liked it. Fun to do. Thanks for the heart.
Scarlett3639 rated for SF: Handmade Flower Envies ~ US on Oct 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the pretty envelopes.
Response: Your welcome. Thanks for rating. Sorry the envies & extras were not enough to deserve a heart, but I'll do better next time.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tag! I really liked your take on this - but just so you're aware, I didn't host this swap, @pkpeace did. I hosted the Autumn Coin swap. :) xoxo
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart. So appreciate it.
Comment: Thank you, Coleen.
Response: You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Selewis91 rated for LSRUS: 1000 Hearts Giveaway on Oct 3, 2020
Response: thank you for rating.
BasketWorks15 rated for Blind Surprise on Oct 3, 2020
Response: thank you for rating.
LizzyJo rated for CPG: ATCoin: Autumn - US Only on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the very cool ATCoin. I love the sentiment on it. And how cool that you made it stickable. Thanks for the stickers, too. I love Monet.
Response: Glad you liked it all. Got the Monet idea from your profile. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Scarlett3639 rated for SF: Handmade Butterfly Envies on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envies!
Response: So glad you liked them Scarlett. Thank you for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Envies and fun extras!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
PamV rated for Let's Share Some Handmade Clusters! on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Wow! Wow! Wow! I love my swap goodies so much! Thank you for the beautiful variety of clusters and all the extra goodies...my goodness, I would you give you many more hearts If I could.Your generosity is much appreciated!
Response: Thanks for the heart, Pam. Glad you liked it all. So fun to do.
Csomma827 rated for EPUSA - Pass The Napkin Please on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: LOVE your napkin card and the use of butterflies, my FAV. That is too funny that we share memories of Ukraine. Thanks for the Ukrainian goodies. It was a lovely surprise. πŸ’•πŸ’•
Response: Glad you liked it. My first napkin application to do with the glue stick technique. Few could appreciate Ukrainian ephemera. Glad to share it. Let me know if you want to do a private swap for more. I can always use any kind of scrapbook/sticker stuff to send overseas.
Lantana149 rated for MAE: Handmade Flower Envies ~ US on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: Love the patterned envies! Thank you. πŸ™‚πŸŒ»
Response: So glad. Thanks for joining this swap too. Appreciate the heart.
Lantana149 rated for AI: Handmade Artistic Envies on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the envies, I especially like the one with the bird! Also thank you for the extras I will be able to put to,good use.πŸ™‚
Response: So glad, Lantana. Funny how we got matched in one after another. Thanks for joining my swap and thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thanks!
Response: your welcome
LavenderSprinkles rated for Goodies swap #3 on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much! Have a great weekend! Happy swapping!
Response: Your welcome.

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OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


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 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!!! :) Òℒ‘Òℒ‘Òℒ‘Òℒ‘

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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