Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2019 11:00 am


Date Joined: May 4, 2010
Last Online: November 18, 2019
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.)


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! ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ‘ป
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:)
Christopherpines rated for Altered Skeleton on Sep 23, 2019
Comment: She is simply spooktacular!! I always love to receive your work...She has a place of honor in our entry!!!
Response: I loved this little gal and am thrilled you do too! Thanks for the great rating & heart!
Disneydezi rated for Spooky Taxidermy on Sep 22, 2019
Comment: This swap was such a delight to receive! Thank You SO SO much, I adore my raven and quickly put him on display! <3
Response: I'm happy you like him. Poe is one of my favorite themes for Halloween. Thank you for the great rating, heart and for joining the swap.
coleenfranks rated for Trash to Treasure #22 on Sep 21, 2019
Comment: As always, what a great swap you did Lu. I love that red tassel. I'm gonna do a travel journal so at least two of them will go in there. Thanks for hosting such fun.
Response: Thank you for joining the swap, the great rating & heart! {{hugs}}
dartha rated for Halloween Ornament on Sep 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Lu for the adorable ornament!!! love it! thank you, darla
Response: Always a pleasure to send to you! Thank you for joining my swap, the great rating & heart!
Christopherpines rated for Put a Cork in It on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness! I just love them so much!! I have a huge vintage Christmas collection, and I love the little faces! Thank you!!!
Response: So glad you like them---been saving them for awhile:) Thanks for the great rating & heart!!
Eulegirl rated for Halloween Scavenger Hunt on Aug 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks! This is such a fun swap!
Response: Thanks for participating and for the great rating and heart!
Christopherpines rated for Mixed Media Challenge #9 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Always love to get a swap from you...and I love your sense of humor!!!
Response: Thanks for the great rating & Heart!
coleenfranks rated for Trash to Treasure #21 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Lu, what a beautiful swap you did. Love those tags done according to my profile, you sweetie, you!!! And thanks for the extras. Those stick'ems will be great for swaps. And I love that we used stamps. Lets do something with stamps again.
Response: Thank you for the kind comments, great rating & heart!
georgiafae rated for Black Hat Society Soiree on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful package I received from you today. Love all the vintage clip art and love love that you made me a recipe book-so precious! All the treats were great-loved the napkins-haven't see those before. Thank You so much for being an outstanding swapper-you really made my day-thanks for sharing!
Response: So glad you liked the swap! Thank you for the great rating & heart:)
SeoulQueen rated for Mini Wreath on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ This is so cool!!! I love the green and I love the skelly and you added glitter poison!!! ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’œ
Response: Thanks for playing and for the great rating & heart!

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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:


luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

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