Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 8:25 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2010
Last Online: February 16, 2024
Birthday: September 15
Country: United States
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paste I love altered art of any kind especially books, tins, puzzle pieces, spoons, tins and did I mention tins? Newest passion is art dolls! My fav theme is vintage and my crafts will usually reflect that element. Would luv to learn more ideas/swaps for art/craft projects using re-cycled items or repurposing old or thrift store finds. A perfect day for me includes trips to the used book store & thrift store for treasures for altered art. I can't sew a stitch, crochet or knit despite my mother's best efforts to teach me. Update: I can now sew a straight line with a sewing machine!!

About Me


Married (40 yrs +....child bride...lol...you do the math) with two grown children. recently retired and luvin' it!

crafting Not enough hours in the day for all of the art/craft projects that I want to try! I always have several projects going on at once. Pretentious artists and swappers make me TIRED & CRANKY or maybe it's just menopause. My three major food groups: caffeine, chocolate & vodka.

Likes & Dislikes


ABOUT MY SWAPS: Please play nice! I WILL NOT flake, so if you don't receive a swap from me, please let me know before you rate, so I can re-send! And yes, I know everyone says that, but I really will.

I promise to rate...non-raters are kind of like flakers in my book. Didn't your momma teach you to say "thank you"?

I am somewhat selective, so that I can send a quality swap to my partner. If it's a new craft for me, I will complete the project before I sign up for the swap to make sure I'm satisfied with the results. I really appreciate a note from senders about themselves or the swap they are sending to me. I WILL read your profile and make every attempt to send you a swap that you'll enjoy.

If you join a swap that I'm hosting, my promise to you is that you won't be flaked on. I'll angel the swap for you, once you have made an attempt to contact your partner and work it out.

drama I don't do "mean girl" high school bs, if you've got a beef with me, let me know privately. We'll work it out like adults. I'm here to have fun and enjoy the creative side of swapping, not engage in public forum drama.

FOOD: Unfortunately (lol), I like everything, but please do not send food. Because of the extreme heat where I live, it would not arrive in good condition (April-November.)

LIKES: Flora & Fauna: violets, hyacinths, lilacs, pansies,cacti, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, ladybugs, gnomes & faeries.

vargas Vintage: tasteful nude images, old postcards, funny vintage images, pin-up girl images, old lace & trims, anything shabby chic, vintage advertisements/labels, buttons.

Colors: pink, lavendar, sage green & Tiffany blue. I'm pretty much a girly-girl and yes, I do love glitter! Love "clean" scents, vanilla & lavender.

pc I love receiving postcards (who knew??) especially retro, vintage, Anne Taintor or handmade. dod tat I luv Frida K., anything Dia de los Muertos, milagros, anything Mary Engelbreit, Rosie the Riveter, Alphonse Mucha, Fernando Botero, Mexican calendar girls and funny pictures of nuns, small images of saints or the Virgin Mary for charms.

Tiny things like buttons, gems & ephemera to fit inside my bottlecap art are an instant hit with me.

cat DISLIKES: atc's, anime, comic books, fantasy art, Star Wars, Star Trek, goth anything, witchcraft, horror genre, anything satanic, wiccan, Harry Potter or Twilight stuff, Kawaii (sorry...Hello Kitty is cute, but I guess I just don't get the rest of it.)


ChinaCat rated for Private Galetine Swap on Jan 31, 2024
Comment: My box arrived today and I'm in LOVE with all the beautiful Alice things. You are sooo talented! The card cracked me up. =) Thank you so much, Lu. And HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! xo
Response: Sooo glad you enjoyed the swap and hope we can continue our holiday swaps! Thank you for the great rating...my 1100th heart!
ChinaCat rated for Not So Crappy Holidays Swap on Nov 30, 2023
Comment: My big box of fun arrived today!! I opened the Jack box but somebody had already removed the bottles! =( ha ha ~ So I'm going to open the polka dot box this weekend because you said I could. There's nothing like a great swap to put me in the holiday mood. Thank you, Lu and I'll be reporting back. xo
Response: I had quite the adventure at the post office with that darn box! Please open the big box and let me know what you think!
ChinaCat rated for Private Easter Putz Swap on Feb 16, 2023
Comment: I LOVE my Putz gingerbread Easter house!!! Thank you so much for swapping with me and for hosting this great swap. And I LOVE the egg diorama too! Looking forward to our next one.
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap!! Thanks for suggesting it!
Comment: I LOVE the Day of the Dead seamstress!!! Thank you so much, Lu! And the card is beautiful and thank you for the notepad. I'm going to have fun with those bling stickers - so cool. It was so fun and exciting having you as my partner!!! xo
Comment: I am truly enjoying this type of swap. Thank you for the items you sent winging my way! I hope we have an opportunity to meet at the mailbox again.
WoodlandBanshee rated for Halloween Tags - INT'L on Dec 10, 2019
Comment: I feel so lucky to have received this swap! These tags are so incredible and inspiring. Thank you for sending an extra one as well. I will hold them dear over the next year before sharing them. Thank you!
luckycharms rated for Let It Snow 2019 on Dec 6, 2019
Comment: Oh my Gosh!!!! I Love the tags you made! LOVE them!!!!.... The gift wrapping is awesome, I opened the box and a huge smile came to my face! Now that is what Christmas is all about, Smiles, Love and Laughter!!!... Thank you so very Much!!!.. I will Come back and Thank you again after Christmas too!!!.. P.S..I am afraid my tags are not at all as exceptional as yours, sorry :( Hopefully the gifts will make you smile! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas my dear friend! 12/28/19 Lu, I LOVE the Gnome Christmas box of goodies!!! The towels are amazing(my sister tried to steal them), the snow globe adorable, awesome gnome ornaments and super cute tissues!!! Thank you so much for brightening my Christmas and with your kind generosity! I hope you have a great 2020 and I'm looking forward to our annual swap next year!!!
Response: So glad you liked the tags! They were lots of fun to make for you:) Hopefully, the stocking stuffer will bring a smile to your face. Thank you for setting up our annual swap and for the great rating/heart. Holiday Hugs to you!!
kfaye rated for Ugly Halloween Sweater Ornament on Dec 3, 2019
Comment: Too cute to be ugly! Thank you :D
FLWAVE rated for Halloween Treat Bag on Nov 27, 2019
Comment: Cute treat bag! Thanks so much, and the mini bags will come in handy too.
Comment: Thank you! I've been to Phoenix in the winter and loved it as well.
Response: Thank you for rating promptly:) Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Thank you, waiting to open. Loved the purple paper
Christopherpines rated for Trash to Treasure #23 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Who is the best swap partner ever?? Well you are of course!!! I love it! So pretty in pink! Thank you!!!
Response: awww---thanks for the sweet comments, rating & heart!
Comment: Thank you for this cute little package. The witch hat on top is adorable. I have my package tucked in my Halloween bag. I am going to try and save a fun! Happy Halloween. Hugs, Mona
Response: Thank you for the rating/heart and joining the swap! Hope you have lots of fun Halloween "stuff" in your bag:)
warheart rated for CPG Halloween Card - US only on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: What a cute card!! Oh wow!! You guys get a lot of kids!! We don't get that many here but we do dress up and visit the kids in the hospitals with treats!
Response: Thank you for the rating/heart! this year we had 57 trick or treaters!
Comment: I am so excited to open this in my stocking! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for joining the swap! Hope you enjoy the stocking stuffer:)
chandlerguera rated for CPG Halloween Card - US only on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute card and ghost garland! xo
Response: Thank you for the great rating/heart! Hope you have a "spook"tacular Halloween!
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool doll!
Response: Thank you for the great rating/heart! Hope you have a "spooky" Halloween:)
wolfeagle rated for Halloween/DOTD Art Doll on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. She is absolutely fantastic. Happy Halloween.
Response: So glad you like her! Thank you for the great rating, heart and for hosting a fun swap!
Comment: Well, I could not wait to open up my package so I tore it open. Thank you so much for all the wonderful items. I love the BBQ brush to sauce up all the little ghouls before baking! The kitchen items could not be better with the black cat and the sign is going to work with me this morning. Love it all. Hugs, Mona
Response: I can never wait 'til Christmas for stocking stuffer swaps either---guess my stocking is going to be empty this year...lol! Glad you liked the stocking stuffer and thank you for the great rating & heart!
kfaye rated for Halloween Wineaux on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: These are all so adorable and packaged so cleverly I don't want to take them out! But on oct 1st I'll be putting up my 1st Halloween tree to display these treasures :) thank you! 🎃👻
Response: I decided to work more on my packaging this year and glad you like the results! These little "winos" were fun to make! Thank you for the rating & heart:)

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Frickenjazzed on Dec 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for sending an angel RAK for the Spooky Advent swap I was flaked on for! You're so awesome!

Frickenjazzed on Sep 22, 2019:

Thank you so much for such an awesome and thoughtful ornament! I love it and it made me smile. It's going to look great on my tree.

luckycharms on May 11, 2019:

happy Mothers day

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


ScrappyCEW on Dec 4, 2018:

I can't even....oh. Wow.....the nurse shadow box and chill pills.....I have actually been wanting to make one of these for quite some time. So I cannot tell you how much is means to me that you went out of your way and sent me something that means so much to me personally. YOU ARE AMAZING LU!!!!! I miss seeing you in swaps! Hope to see you active again soon! Tons of hearts to you! - Carrie

CurlyTea on Sep 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ittybittykitty on Jun 26, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

luckycharms on Feb 14, 2018:


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