Swap-bot Time: July 22, 2024 12:15 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: July 21, 2024
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, gardening and teaching art.

Favorite Crafts

I do mixed-media plus teach arts & crafts at the library (volunteer). It's a mission, I provide everything. So I like swapping for your de-stash. I have tons of foreign text items from living in Europe 22 years. I also send craft supplies back to Ukraine for children/ladies ministry.

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. Address labels will get you a heart for sure. Anything sunflower.

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.

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.I also send items to Ukraine for ministry.

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 Ukraine.

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 stationary, thank you. 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. Jenni Lumpkin (Pawprints) flaked on me twice. Evitake flaked. Evelyn Rozychi (eviroz), she was difficult. Beware. Christine Alejos (christine1) flaked.


Comment: Thank you for the postcards, and the stickers!
Response: You are so welcome. Thank you for the heart. So appreciated.
Jocecrafts rated for Summer Birthday Card on Jul 2, 2024
Comment: I’m sorry for rating so late! Thank you so much for the sweet card!
Response: No problem. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Smoosher Technique on Jul 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the sweet smooshed journal card and all the extras. I hope all is now going well with your husband. Blessings for you both! ♥️
Response: Thanks for your patience Michele. He is doing well, thank God. Glad you liked it all. Appreciate the heart.
Comment: I think I received this from you, although I am not sure since there was no note or even a return address.
Response: I was in that swap and if I was your partner then I apologize. There have been an occasion when I have forgotten and sealed envie before sending, tho' usually I'm very good at return address labels. Maybe it came off. Thank you for rating. I do generally expect on these kinds of swaps one usually doesn't get a heart since they are done blind. Blessings and happy summer.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcards & stamps. I love the linen texture on the vintage postcards.
Response: Glad you liked them, Sabrina. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
lmacdavis93 rated for MMA: Clusters ~ Spring ~ US on Jun 12, 2024
Comment: HI Colleen and thank you so much for the fun clusters! They are fun to make and these will find a spot in one of my junk journals. Love the spring-y vibe you were able to add to each and the way you layered all the elements. And thanks so much for so many fun extra goodies! Happy Swapping!
Response: You are so welcome. I aim to please. Thanks for joining my swap.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. Happy swapping
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
Comment: Have a great day!
Response: you too
yvonne401 rated for RAK - Planner/Agenda Items on Jun 5, 2024
Comment: Thanks!
Response: welcome
cst8411 rated for Cover The Envelope 💌 #1 USA on May 28, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelope. I had no idea covering one with a napkin was an option!
Response: I love covering envies with napkins because there are so many pretty options out there and it's a good way to use them. TU for the heart.
ultracinematik rated for Handmade Envelopes Swap on May 22, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the hearty stash of handmade envelopes, stickers and rubber stamps!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
2Hearts rated for Masterboard Craft on May 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much Coleen!
Response: Aww, you are so welcome. Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart. So appreciate it.
Inesrv rated for MMA: Bird ATC (International) on May 7, 2024
Comment: Thank you Coleen for this bird ATC! I also like your decorated envelope but it arrived here open, don't know what happened in the way :( Happy swaps!
Response: Well, I"m glad that it got there.
thequilterslink rated for BL: BUTTERFLY CLUSTERS~US on May 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful butterfly clusters, I love them!! Thanks also for the extras! Hugs
Response: You're so welcome. You always send such nice swaps too. Blessings to you and yours.... And thanks for the heart.
thequilterslink rated for A.I. Clusters - US on Apr 26, 2024
Comment: Thanks much, love them!
Response: So glad. I love doing clusters. Thanks for joining my swap and for the heart. All appreciated.
Comment: What a beautiful swap. From the gorgeous calendar page envelope which I plan to reuse to the beautiful envelopes and goodies inside. I just kept smiling as I found each little treasure. Your note was lovely too Thank you so much!!
warheart rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes - Spring on Apr 19, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelopes!!
Response: You are so welcome. TU for the heart. So appreciated.
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Enjoy your week. Happy swapping.
Response: LavenderSprinkles, it seems I cannot please you. I always do my best and send extras and yet how many times you've only given me a 5. Causes me to not want to enter your swaps, Just saying so you know how it feels over here.
Ace330660 rated for A.I. - Clusters. on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the clusters and stickers! I love the vintage style that you used!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad. I love making clusters. So satisfying to use up those scraps. Thanks for joining my swap, Ace. And for the heart. All appreciated. Coleen

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TakenByChance on Jul 2, 2024:

Happy Birthday month to you! 🥳

rarjones on Jun 30, 2024:

Happy July Birthday!!

CF Group - Rose

WoodlandBanshee on Jun 16, 2024:

Thanks for sending these awesome clusters! I love them and they will be added to a journal soon. Also thanks for doing this swap with me! I hope the next one is international! Take care!

MissChief on Feb 16, 2024:

Thank you for my Christian Heart Clusters! These are so pretty and I can't pick a favorite! Thank you for sharing them with me! and the extras including the comic is a great idea that I will be including in my swaps too!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

TaraBird on Jul 26, 2023:

I can't comment from that profile so here I am - I'm so glad you received the swap and loved everything! Honored to have given you your first happy mail stickers. I have several kinds, I will have to send you a small assortment ♥ Thank you so much for rerating and giving me the chance to make it right!!

rarjones on Jul 3, 2023:

Happy July Birthday Month!

CF group - Rose

yvonne401 on Jun 18, 2023:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



Barbara on May 22, 2023:

Hi Coleen, happy mail is on the way! Thank you for being kind about the mail situation.

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