Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2019 9:00 am


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: June 26, 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 anything and Little Kitty(grands). I swoon over birds and 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, 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."


Ajijic rated for IS ~ Handmade Bird Envies ~ USA on Jun 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thanks for the cards
PrettyAlice rated for PP: Handmade Evies ~ USA on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks, these are great!
Cgscdy rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 19, 2019
Response: Thanks for rating.
Bavarija rated for QUICK 4 Postcards Swap #3 on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart.
SkaGirl rated for 4 Postcards in an envelope #2 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks!!!
SillyTilly42 rated for Send Anything #74 on Jun 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all the cards!
Autist rated for Send Anything #74 on Jun 16, 2019
Comment: What a neat sticker book. My fiance stole it...lol. He loves Art Deco stuff. Thank you
Response: Well, good. Glad he likes it. I really like that period too, but I just don't do much with stickers and I have so much stuff anyway. Hope we swap again.
Comment: What a great selection of cards! I can definitely use the oversize one for my pc penpals! Thanks!
Response: So glad you liked them. I try to read profile to get a sense of what one wants. Thanks for the heart. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful envies! I also really like the cute stickers. Fun swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
clb0906 rated for CPG Summer Accordion Book - US Only on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Really cute. I love the way you made the closure.
Response: Thanks for rating. It was fun to do. You can write in it. I'm sorry it was not up to standard to rate a heart. I tried.
crochetjunkie rated for Send Anything #74 on Jun 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the fun stuff!!
Response: You are certainly welcome. Thanks for the heart. Truly appreciated.
Comment: Wow thank you for the great selection of journal cards! I'm using them!!! Have a mah-velous summer!!
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked them. Thanks so much for the heart.
pattiairel rated for MaE ~ Butterfly Envies ~ USA on Jun 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks Coleen, love the envies♥♥
Response: You are welcome, Patti. Thanks for the heart. Truly appreciated.
goinjenny rated for EP Postcards on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you!!
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
AZmom875 rated for ABES: Send 5 Tags ~USA on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: what a fun variety of tags. I esp like the true epherma tags from every day items. I think they will work great in a junk journal.
Response: Well, I see you think the way I do. "Real life ephemera," I love it. Thanks for the heart. Glad we swapped again.
mags142 rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on May 30, 2019
Comment: I wish the envelopes were sealed on the side, they felt unfinished but it wasn't on the requirements I guess. Thanks anyway :)
Response: Sorry, didn't realize they weren't. And surely not all of them were.
1koolkrafter rated for EP Handmade Envelopes on May 22, 2019
Comment: Hello...thanks for the envies and the extra goodie that you also enclosed. LOL...I’m going to have to write “really” tiny in those labels that are on the envelopes! 😳
Response: Thanks for rating. You can always change out the labels. Sorry I disappointed you.
rarjones rated for EP Washi Tape Envelopes on May 17, 2019
Comment: thank you for the nice envelopes with washi tape decorations. The large ones I can easily use for collections of things:)The black n white one is great for a nice letter to a friend:) Thank you for your time and talents!
Response: You are so welcome. Glad you liked them and thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
Comment: OH MY goodness!! These are just beautiful!! Seriously, I am so excited to use these precious envelopes. Thank you for your time and hard work! :) Edit: I meant to click the heart the first time, I rated in mobile and simply forgot. My bad! Thanks again so much!
Response: thank you so much for making that change and your sweet attitude about it. Bless your heart.

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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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