Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2018 5:11 am


Date Joined: May 4, 2010
Last Online: February 19, 2018
Birthday: September 15, 1953
Country: United States
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SPOILER ALERT!!! If you're swapping with me don't look at my Flickr photos. I tend to post pix as swaps are completed and don't want to spoil your surprise:)

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 off 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.We have two fur babies, both are rescues: a tuxedo cat named Panda and a golden retriever named Goldie...really original names, huh?

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, bonsai trees, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, dragonflies, ladybugs & 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!

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: 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.)


Comment: I have the glass heart on my desk to hold all the little things I love, like a beach charm and mini figurines, etc. And I cannot wait to use the bottlecap and the sequin heart! Thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating with a heart! So glad you liked the little stocking stuffers:) I can't wait until the next swap!
Lisapotterylady rated for CD Christmas Ornie on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Its really beautiful ~ thank you very much for making it !! ~ I already hung it up on my dining room cabinet.
Response: Thank you for the prompt rating with a heart! So happy to hear you liked the ornament:)
LadyRisa rated for Crappy Holiday Ornament on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ornaments. They will def adorn my tree.
Response: Happy to hear you liked the ornaments! Thank you for the great rating and heart!
SilverD rated for Trash to Treasure #4 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Wow, I love them!!! I started mine today, I'm making pine cone people also. I made NO progress and got really frustrated because nothing was going together right. I was going to just find something else to make. You're beautiful seasonal pine cone peeps have totally re-inspired me! Thank you for a wonderful swap and inspiration to create!!!
Response: awww---thanks for your kind words and great rating with a heart! I started with one and just couldn't stop...lol.
pearlswithplaid rated for Crappy Holidays on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: I cannot wait to open this-and I probably won't. I am so bad at peeking at every gift I receive, so you may receive an update on this swap very soon! Thank you so much, your swaps are always so much fun.
Response: I'm exactly the same way...lol! Last year I hid my secret santa gift (so I wouldn't be tempted and almost forgot about it.) Hope you enjoy the little treats. Happy holidays.
fairyduster53 rated for Trash to Treasure #3 on Oct 29, 2017
Comment: What a Gingerbread treasure i received!!!! Thank you, Lu!!!
Response: awww---so glad you like it! Thank you for joining the swap, the great rating and heart!
Comment: It is so beautiful....thank you!!!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and heart and for joining my swap! Happy holidays.
ChinaCat rated for Coffin Ofrenda on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: I LOVE IT!!! Lu, this is such a unique and awesome creation. I knew it would be great, but wow! I was not expecting a mermaid theme and it was such a pleasant surprise. Thank you so much!! And thank you for the key chain (which I plan to use as a necklace). And thank you for the nautical tags and the Halloween pumpkin pin too! =) Another totally cool swap, my friend!!
Response: Thank YOU for the great rating and heart You're always up for what ever crazy swap I come up with and I LOVE swapping with you!!
SusanSpooky rated for Halloween Tea Party in a Box on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: I wish I could give you a thousand hearts. Opening the box and goodies was such a spooky delight! I loved absolutely everything you put together for me! The wire teapot decoration is so lovely, and the Halloween gumball machine you made with skulls inside is so awesome! Can't wait to try the yummies and the tea! Thanks for such a wonderful swap!
Response: Whew---glad the swap made it to you...I was worried:) This was one of my fave swaps to put together and I appreciate your kind comments, rating & heart!
moM rated for Make Some Crappy Halloween Cards on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: As always, you have outdone yourself! The witches tea party sounds so fun. What a great idea! Hope the wedding plans are going smoothly though I think wedding and smoothly don't quite go together! Thanks again!
Response: Thank you for the great rating and heart! Taking a small break from swapping until after the wedding:)
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful card and extra goodies! The card arrived safe!
Response: Thank YOU for the great rating and heart!
annielou rated for Make Some Crappy Halloween Cards on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: LU!! Magnificent card and how fun to read about your witches tea party. I've never been a big fan of Halloween but I have joined so many Halloween themed swaps through swapbot, i think Ive changed my mind! Thank you also for the extras. Lots of FUN!!
Response: One of my fave times of the year---next to Christmas, of course! Thanks for the great rating and heart!
ChinaCat rated for Make Some Crappy Halloween Cards on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Lu, for the awesome Day of the Dead card and the owl ornament! I'm so glad you joined this swap ~ I plan to do another one for the winter holiday season. Hope to see you there! xo
Response: Thank you for hosting a fun swap, the rating and heart! You can count on me for the future card swap!
starmccoy rated for Trash to Treasure #2 on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Really Nice job Lu! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap and the rating with a heart!
ladydy5 rated for Thrift Store Find: Christmas Item on Oct 2, 2017
Comment: That is very very pretty thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating!
moM rated for Crappy Whimsy Pocket: #3 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: As always, you make me laugh! I'll have to make that Witches' Brew - I still have some of the black sanding sugar you sent me last year! Love the whimsy pocket and all the extra goodies you sent. The little brooms are too cute. You spoil me! Thanks again!!!
Response: Just noticed I had not responded! Glad you like the little whimsy pocket and thank you for the great rating and heart:)
Lisapotterylady rated for Crappy Creations: Button on Sep 2, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the delightful button tag and jar of beads with the button bouquet. I love all the flowers! Its always great to get a swap from you!
Response: Thanks for joining another one of my crappy swaps and the great rating & heart!
luckycharms rated for Trash to Treasure #1 on Aug 22, 2017
Comment: Lu, you have out done yourself again! I love my first aid kit and it would have come in handy last week moving my daughter to Atlanta for school(too many stairs, too many times for these old feet...lol). Thank you!!!!
Response: So glad you liked the little first aid kit. It was pleasure to make for you. TY for the kind comments, rating and heart!
Lisapotterylady rated for AA: Snippets on Aug 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful snippet! I will enjoy having this hanging on my craft room wall.
Response: TY for joining the swap, the great rating and heart!
CurlyTea rated for Crappy Creations: Clothespin on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: What an awesome candle holder. Love it. And thanks for the cool candles.
Response: You are so welcome. TY for joining my "crappy" swap, the great rating and heart!

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luckycharms on Feb 14, 2018:


luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

luckycharms on Dec 21, 2017:

Merry Christmas

luckycharms on Nov 22, 2017:


Bananers on Nov 14, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome ephemera envelope from SoHC. 😁

CurlyTea on Sep 15, 2017:

pearlswithplaid on Jun 24, 2017:


How I feel when I look at all the Halloween goodies you sent. It was truly a 'crappy' RAK!

Love it all, Mary

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2017:

st paddy day

starhiker on Mar 9, 2017:

Sorry to rate so slow the weather has been horrible and I've been under it so I haven't checked mail in a while.

Thank you so much for the box of exquisite art, it's all so great! Beautiful just beautiful!

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