Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2019 6:32 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: May 23, 2019
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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^ Around my house in the summer^

Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am an easy going and young at heart Leo. I have been happily married to my awesome husband since 1988. I'm also a mom to 2 adults who are moved out but not far away :) I do not have any grandchildren. I live in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' in Southern California. We have the most amaizing sunsets, snow in the winter & lots of wildflowers in Spring. The summers can get pretty hot, but the afternoons are shaded by the mountain and it always cools off in the evenings. There are no city lights around so at night you can see all the beautiful stars! It's very peaceful up here and I love it! In southern California you are only an hour away from everything, the city, the mountains, the beach or the desert. There is always something fun to do!

SWAP MAIL: I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps because the closest post office to my home is actually in the next town and they don't deliver packages to my house. At work the security gate is locked on the weekends, so you might see a message on your tracking saying "failed delivery attempt" but don't worry, they will deliver it on the next business day.

MY PASSIONS: I love to travel and have been to many countries. It's so cool to see the world and experience new things! I love visiting museums, monuments, castles, cathedrals & graveyards. I enjoy taking pictures. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to art galleries, botanical gardens and tea houses. I work a couple of days a week in the office of our machine shop. On the weekends I sometimes go stay on my boat to be near the ocean because that's where I grew up. When I am home I am mostly doing crafts, playing with my cat, or working outside in my yard. Outside, I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers, a little koi pond and a beehive, plus 3 chickens. I love all my pets, healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things. I am an active Post Crossing member and treasure my collection of postcards from around the world!.

Countries I have traveled to: England (including Scotland), France, Ireland, Italy (including the Vatican), Hungary, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Spain, Morocco, Netherlands, Belgium, India, Mexico, Canada & Bahamas.

States I have been to: Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Florida, Kentucky, West Virginia, New York, Oregon, Washington, Illinois, Texas and of course, California.

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio altering things, making things with nature, doing holiday/seasonal crafts, paper crafts and making jewelry with gemstones, glass, crystal beads and polymer clay. I also make day of the dead shadow boxes, paint on canvas with acrylic paints, resin crafts, Ukrainian (Batik) eggs & I made my first memory scrapbook to give to my daughter as a wedding gift of all the planning along the way. I am discovering so many new crafts through Swapbot. There are so many creative people here. I love it!


I HAVE TO TRADE: High quality handmade & organic soap, body butters, scrub, face cream & soy wax tarts from my daughter's etsy shop.

I also have a bunch of loose, cut gemstones (amethyst, sapphire etc..) from JTV (I inherited) for setting in fine jewelry, or whatever else you can come up with.

I have about 8,000 unused 3-cent strawberry stamps.

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, Scottish, British Royal Family, Tea themed, French shabby-chic/romantic, Dia de Los Muertos. Retro 50's, cactus, zen. Fawns are VERY special to me.

Things I enjoy receiving


I love receiving Handmade items where I can tell love and pride were put into them:

Something you specialize in making or something your country is known for making.

I would LOVE a Snippet Roll!

Things Made With Nature,

Nicely Made ATCs.

Gelli Prints,

Amulet Bags & Spell Kits.

Spirit Dolls,

Junker Jane Dolls,

Tiny Felted Animals.

Altered Items...Tins, Matchboxes, Bottles etc.


Thin/Fine Paintbrushes,

Eyelet Tool,

Fringe Scissors,

Polymer Clay,

3 to a Page Postcard Sleeves,

Pysanky Dyes,

Snap Settings for Gems!!!

Jewelry from Countries Outside the USA that Represent it's Style... example, a Claddagh from Ireland, Woven bracelet from Guatemala...

Tea, sealed in individual identifiable sleeves (not just the teabag itself)...I keep them in my Tea Journal.


Hummingbird Nectar.

Coffee Bean Gift Cards.

Hobby Lobby Gift Cards.

Michael's Gift Cards.

Odd Paper Mache Items...Shadow Boxes... Dia de Los Muertos.

Bethany Lowe decorations,

Things for my curiosity cabinet,

Handmade decorations for my house from your travels around the world.

Items from World Market/Cost Plus.

Fishing Gear: Lures, Hooks, Bait...

NON-GMO Organic Vegetable Seeds.

My favorite colors are Greens, Tropical color combinations, Pastels, Pink & Earthy Forest color combination. I usually don't care for purple unless it's paired with blues & greens. I don't care for the color combo of red & blue.

My favorite number is 3.

I am a petite small (not XS) & I love:


cute sweats,


boho skirts,


cute undies size small,

size 5 1/5-6 moccasins.

For jewelry I like shorter necklaces & my ring size is 5 1/2 - 6

FROM $DOLLAR STORES (if you must):

foundation sponges.

cute party plates,

Mod Podge,

Elmer's type school glue (no glue sticks),

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

outdoor staked solar lights,


double sided tape,

cleaning sponges.


Native American jewelry,

Swarovski miniatures,

Sugared glass Candles,

Art Candles (shaped/twisted),

Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

Reader's Digest,

Limoges anything,

Anything royal themed,

Belleek or other Irish items,

carnival glass,


Alice In Wonderland, Disney, Mythical, Holidays.


I use a trunk instead of a stocking, so size does not matter.

I do not mind receiving used things that are CLEAN and in good condition.

EXTRAS: If you want to include extras, a wrapped tea bag would be appreciated. I really don't care to receive loose papers,loose stickers & samples of washi.

Things I won't use


FOOD (including hot chocolate) or RECIPES - Allergies.


I don't keep a planner journal (project Life etc.) or use page tags.

Note Pads, Sticky Notes.

Fabric, Ribbons, Yarns.

NO KID STUFF: Pencils, Erasers, Sharpeners, Glow Sticks, Toys.

Magnets & Key Chains.

Makeup Bags & Coin Purses,

Loose Papers, Loose Stickers & Washi Samples.

No Religious Items.


camouflage, animal print or wine themes. I like wine, it just wouldn't match my home. I also don't use country type décor inside my home.

Thank you!!!

Quotes Movie Music Books

My favorite quote is:

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then".

from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Shows I am watching: The Red Queen, Goldbergs & Forever.

Favorite movie: Pulp Fiction.

I mostly listen to 80s New Wave.

Books I am reading right now are:

The Rules Of Magic.


I do my best and would never intentionally hurt someone. If you have an issue with a swap I have sent, please message me about it. Some of these crafts are new to me and I am learning new ideas from others. I send my swaps off with well wishes and the intent to spread happiness. I absolutely love swapping!

Ever wonder what happens to all the things you make and send off? I have all my handmade treasures from swaps displayed all around my house. Dangling from walls or in glass cabinets, on shelves, in vases. I pull my flipbooks out for every holiday to display on the coffee table and all my ATCs & Pocket Letters are in albums that I go through every now and then. :)

Thank you for reading my profile and for all your swaps, they really brighten my days :) Big hugs!

^ Around my house in the winter^


Comment: Sorry for the late rating... finishing up school got in the way. Thank you! Hope you enjoy my swap!
Moominbrooke rated for May Magickal Stocking Stuffer on May 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks! It is in my receptacle awaiting Yule :0)
MelbourneGirl rated for Alice in Wonderland PC Swap #7 on May 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute Alice postcard! <3 :) :)
luleemik rated for Mini Potion Bottle on May 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the spooky little bottle! Love that it is RED!! Hope you can find a little tree for all of your ornaments:)
bunny3ars rated for Altered Clothing Tag on May 20, 2019
Comment: You did a beautiful job on the tag! and thank you so much for the stamps!
Disneydezi rated for Altered Puzzle Piece on May 18, 2019
Comment: Just got your swap! Thanks for the Disney theme and stamps! Update: Mixup Clarified DOUBLE Thanks for the gorgeous Halloween puzzle piece, it was wrapped SO beautifully too!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I misplaced the letter and wanted to reply to some things in it but can’t rememeber what they were. Maybe if I have you as my partner I can reply. The tea looks lovely though! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies!! Love everything you picked out!
Comment: thanks for a cute swap♥1☺
Comment: Great job for your first time. Hope to swap with you again soon.
JudalineZ rated for Mother Goddess Pamper Package on May 10, 2019
Comment: Love love the mermaid soap dish and necklace! Thank you for making my day special!
Comment: Thanks for a very cute, high quality postcard! Really love the wedding couple postage, too! Appreciate the resend.
Response: Thank you for letting me resend this swap to you! :D My daughter got married last year, so i bought those sheets of postage :)
PrairieKittin rated for Ostara Nature Basket on May 3, 2019
Comment: OMGdess! If I could give you 100 hearts, I would! I feel bad, though, because what I made for you wasn't nearly as wonderful as this! Thank you so much!!!!
Comment: Thank you :)
marianne81 rated for Faerie PC Swap #2 International on May 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute flower fairy I really love the work from Cicely May Barker.
Kskollections rated for Handmade Oracle cards #1 on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Beautiful!
teadrinker rated for May the FOURTH be With You Day! on Apr 29, 2019
Christopherpines rated for Peat Pot Pixie: Spring on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: Awwe such a sweet little peat pot! So springy and fresh...thank you!!
ncnurse04 rated for Christmas Gifts in April USA on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Love it!!! Thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the soap and potpourri oil and warmer. I used to make those warmers out of clay but don't do them anymore. The one you sent is much prettier than the ones I made,

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

institches on Jan 14, 2019:

Fill My Stocking Swaps - I'm just getting my gifts opened today. I would like to thank you for all you sent to me over 2018 and for participating in the swaps.

sandyponey on Jan 9, 2019:

Happy New Year to you too!

institches on Dec 8, 2018:

Ethan was over to our house for the night so I let him open his stocking stuffers. He says "Thank You" to you for the Minion Blind Pack, the book, Lego's and something else which I can't read his writing...lol

Thanks for participating this yeas and have a great holiday season!

starhiker on Dec 7, 2018:

Such a lovely christmas card its very nice thank-you! no other half yet but will rate when it arrives.

1creativemama on Nov 28, 2018:

I hope you enjoy the items! Merry Christmas! Blessings, Heidi

shinyserra on Oct 27, 2018:

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for mailing extra stuffers! I will dip into them if I find a double :) Happy fall!

Moominbrooke on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you for angeling! Good Samhain to you :0)

CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ScrappyCEW on Jul 10, 2018:

Cotton Breeze Body Butter from Honey Butter Bath Co. - awesome!!!!! Loving it!

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