Swap-bot Time: January 21, 2022 12:48 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2017
Last Online: January 21, 2022
Birthday: March 29
Country: United States
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NOTE: I love Swap-bot and do take it seriously. Please contact me if you have not received my swap. I always send out my swaps on time. If you don't receive it then it must be lost in the mail. I have never flaked on a swap.

ALSO NOTE: For those who are postmark sticklers, please keep in mind that I mark my items sent when I put them in my mailbox. If I missed that days mail, it won't be picked up until the next day.

I always rate when I receive swaps and hope that my swap partners will do the same. Thank you!

Hello, I'm Shirley and I love to receive and send 'Happy Mail'! I'm married and have one son who is grown. We have a cat named Sofie who is like my baby girl. I love swapping, crafting, baking and reading!

We live in a smoke free home - neither my husband nor I smoke. Please don't send any items that smell like smoke, my nose is very sensitive to the smell. :(

My kitty sofie:

I love stickers, chocolate, crafty things for making cards, scrapbook paper, embellishments for ATC's, etc.


CARDINALS - I love Cardinals, they are very special to me for several personal reasons. I will welcome anything you send with Cardinals on it and pretty much guarantees a heart from me!

Amish anything! I'm a bit obsessed with Amish and would love postcards or anything with info about their way of life, or Amish things like cookbooks, pamphlets, etc.

I love paper crafting the most. I like to make my own cards & envelopes, bookmarks, etc. I love scrapbooking, craft supplies and all that fun stuff. I'm also a huge CAT lover and love anything with cats, woodland animals or really cute animals. My favorite colors are Pinks & Blues, but I aIso really love earth tones too! Oh and anything GLITTERY! I love things that sparkle :)

I also love anything Primitive (Prim), snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread men, pumpkins, and anything to do with Autumn!


I am allergic to anything strawberry, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts.

Things I Would Like to Receive

Scrapbooking supplies: Washi tape, die cuts, scrapbook embelishments, papers for scrapbooking, gel pens, vellum, adhesive gems, random craft supplies for ATC's, etc.

Paper - if anyone has 8 1/2 by 11 tea or coffee stained paper they can share. I would be forever grateful! :)

Postcards: My favorite postcards are things like food, recipe postcards, anything Amish related, Autumn themed, cats (especially cat photo's but don't mind cat art/drawings), Cardinals (the bird, not any teams), Vintage, black and white, holiday themes, Windmills, Lighthouses, Waterfalls, beach, covered bridges, castles, woodland animals, cute animals, Pandas, Polar Bears, postcard with cut-outs, postcards with glitter on them etc. Please no car related, no nudity, no Ads, or sports postcards.

Notecards: I like blank notecards with pretty things with flowers, cute animals, food themes, etc. Please no thank you cards. Note: While I appreciate all things sent to me, I don't understand why anyone sends notecards with no envelope? If you send me blank notecards for my use, please include the envelope that goes with it. Thank you! :)

Stickers - I love things like winter themes, all Christmas, winter stickers with snowflakes, hats, gloves, penguins, hearts, anything glittery, flowers, cats, butterflies, cupcakes, beverages, owls, bunnies, bears, holidays, etc. - really love clear stickers :) Please DO NOT send Planner stickers, anything Anime, Sports or any that are clearly kids stickers (like Disney, Dora, SpongeBob, etc).

Christmas items - vintage Santas, snowmen, snowflakes, gingerbread men, fireplaces, sleighs, wreaths, candy canes, old fashioned scenes or natural looking. Please do not send me anything with elves on it.

Halloween items: I love Halloween, but please only send 'cute' Halloween items. I don't do gross, gory, scary or creepy. Please so spiders or creepy crawlers! Ewww!

Autumn - Autumn is my favorite season and would love any items related to that - stickers, die-cuts, ephemera, Halloween (only if it's cutesy), Thanksgiving, etc.

DECOS - I love exchanging Deco books. However, I am not interested in any that are specific, meaning you HAVE to paint, draw or rubber stamping on them. All others are welcome! :)


I love fun hot chocolate packets in all different flavors. I also love Milk chocolate. Please do not send me tea, I don't drink it anymore.

I love all kinds of candies (100,000 bars, British chocolate, tootsie rolls, etc), snack cakes and flavored chips and I love funyuns! Let me know if you would like to do a snack swap! We have a store here that gets really neat things from overseas. :)

Favorite Books

I love books! I'm very much into reading memoirs or real life stories that are not about anything scary or murder. I don't do scary, lol. I also like cozy mysteries, Amish romance, and some modern chick lit. I don't like historical anything.

Some of my favorite authors are:

Debbie Macomber

Beverly Lewis

Bailey Cates

Nicholas Sparks

Amanda Flowers

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting! Right now, my favorite thing to do is to make my own cards with matching envelopes. I love to make really pretty envelopes to put my swaps in as well. I also love to be a crafty recycler and make things from envelopes, notecards, etc that I receive.

I can make handmade cards with embellishments and I also make cards digitally in layout format using a software program and then I print and assemble them. I use 110lb cardstock for the cards and regular paper for the envelopes.

Making cards, bookmarks, magnets,etc is really fun. I also like to make Flip Books, Envelope Flip books and scrapbooking.

I'm always happy to receive anything related to card and bookmark making, including thin yarn for bookmark tassels, die cuts, glitter, glitter glues, embellishments, papers, etc.

ATC Wishlist

I like ATC's with STURDY backings. Please don't send me ATC's that can bend into a U or are flimsy. My favorite type are collage style with several layers - including things like fibers, embellishments, etc. but I'm open to other styles too. Please PM me if you would like to do a private swap. :)

Here are things that I would like to receive to help me create more of them:

Small vintage images, cats and kittens, holiday embellishments, adhesive fabric trims/borders, sequins, small adhesive gems, thin adhesive ribbon, confetti, glittery string, small stamped images, ATC size backgrounds,etc.

Please Don't Send

I am really not very picky, but please do not send me Planner stickers, anything religious, kids or teacher stickers, anything with nuts, makeup or lotions, etc.

I do not need any post-it notes or note pads. Also, I do not have any need for Thank you cards - I have more than enough. :)

PLEASE NO SPIDERS!!! Nothing with spiders, I am extremely afraid of them.

Please DO NOT send me any tea.

Please DO NOT send anything with Emoji's (I just don't get them?), Anime, any Car related, Sports or anything that is clearly kid themed (like Dora, SpongeBob, etc). Also, please don't send puffy kid stickers. I've been getting them a lot lately, and don't have kids who will use them.

Also, I love Halloween items but they need to be 'cutesy'. I don't like anything scary or gory.

Private Swaps

I am open to private swaps for Deco's, ATC's, or whatever you can think of!

Please PM me if you would like to swap!

or if you have excess of any of those items, I would be happy to take them! :)


Comment: Thank you for the great PC - Stay warm!
paperlover rated for 14 Days of Valentines: Day 2 on Jan 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine's card and fabulous extras
Comment: Thank you! ❤️
Response: You're welcome! :D
Panda1122 rated for RAKS ~ January 2022 on Jan 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely items you sent me this month! Even down to the panda stamp on the recent envelope!? Everything has been great. Thanks again Shirley!! ❤️💜❤️
Response: You are very welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard and extras!
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for such a lovely swap!
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for the goodies! Lots of blue for my winter journal pages. ❄️
Response: You're welcome! :D
paperlover rated for 14 Days of Valentines: Day 1 on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the hearts card and extra hearts. I will be using them on cards
Response: You're welcome! :D
allieo rated for CPG Winter 2021 ATC - Global on Jan 18, 2022
Comment: Lovely, nostalgic ATC. Thank you for your care and attention to detail - so many layers!
Response: I'm so glad you like it! :D
Comment: Thank you for the pretty card, postcard and the pretty Christmas stamp.
Response: You're welcome! :D
JoySews rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #22 on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard. I love water scenes. ❤️
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Your snowman mail art envie is so lovely and fun! I love it so much <3 I also loved the pretty stickers and postcard. As always, thank you so much for such a thoughtful swap!
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! :D
shelleym rated for MMHWH - Blind Envie - Happymail #5 on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the generous envie full of a fun variety of items!! I also loved the decorated envelope and the stamps you chose. xoxo
Response: I'm so happy you liked it! :D
anicka22 rated for Ho Ho Ho year three on Jan 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you very much
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful washi tape PC! Have a very Happy New Year! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Happy new year! =)
Response: You're welcome, happy new year!
Comment: Thanks for the resend. Cool card!
Response: You're welcome! :D
demiguy86 rated for Christmas Time Card Swap on Dec 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card and the washi. Also thank you for joining my swap.
Response: You're welcome! :D
LadyJo rated for PH: Sticker Bombed Christmas PC on Dec 31, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Happy New Year to you! Excited to swap again in the New Year!
Response: You're welcome, Happy New Year!
Response: Glad it arrived safely

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Panda1122 on Jan 12, 2022:

Thank you for the first of 3 RAK envelopes you sent me. I look forward to using the items to make some nice ATCs 💜

wolfeagle on Dec 31, 2021:


Wishing you a fantastic 2022!

laterdayze on Dec 31, 2021:

LadyJo on Dec 30, 2021:

Thank you so much for the RAK Randomness envie. Sorry for the late Thank you but I was thinking you were another Shirley and couldn't find where I needed to post. Than I finally figured it out! Great Envie full of fun!

bbsporty on Dec 25, 2021:

grammypammy on Dec 24, 2021:

Hugs, Pam

debbiespoms on Dec 13, 2021:

Thanks so much Shirley, for the granting me a December wish in AATW, for the Vintage stamps & Christmas stickers and for sending me extra goodies of Christmas card with Christmas gift tags. I love everything so much! Merry Christmas to you!

circularlogic on Dec 7, 2021:

Thank you for the snowman postcard! So fun!

See you at the mailbox,

1koolkrafter on Dec 4, 2021:

Hey there...sending -1- RAK to you today!

laterdayze on Nov 30, 2021:

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