Swap-bot Time: June 26, 2019 9:12 am


Date Joined: May 4, 2010
Last Online: June 26, 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.)


Christopherpines rated for Mixed Media Challenge #6 on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a grand collage to hang in my home! You have once again nailed the execution....I always squeal when I see your name on a package!!
Response: I'm having way toooo much fun with the TH paper dolls:) Thank you for the great rating and kind comments. Always a pleasure to send to you.
SilverD rated for Trash to Treasure #18 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: So darn cute and summery, totally made my day (I opened them today 6/18). Both just made me giggle, they are so fun. Thank you for both, they are really wonderful!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap, the prompt & great rating, and kind comments. So glad you liked them:)
Christopherpines rated for Halloween Key on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Clever girl!!! I love the old fashioned hotel key fob idea!! So wonderful!! Thank you
Response: Thanks for joining the swap, kind comments and prompt rating:)
janski48 rated for Halloween Bingo Card on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful package you put together!!❤️ Love my new bingo card orny! Thanks so much 😊
Response: Thank you sooo much for the prompt and wonderful rating:)
Comment: awesome swap thank you so much
Response: Thank you for hosting a fun swap! It was a pleasure to send to you:)
starmccoy rated for Trash to Treasure #17 on May 23, 2019
Comment: Sorry I'm late rating. I will never get tired of swapping with you!!! Just beautiful! Thank you!
Response: Thank you for joining the swap and great rating:)
Eulegirl rated for Mini Potion Bottle on May 22, 2019
Comment: Oh my stars, this is gorgeous! I especially love the dragon. I think it will be an all year round decoration.
Response: awwww---thank you for joining my swap, kind comments and rating!
georgiafae rated for Altered Puzzle Piece on May 19, 2019
Comment: I got so excited that this was such a wonderful puzzle piece-hung it up and then forgot to rate. Sorry-glad I caught it-it's such a creepy delight!
Response: So glad you joined my swap and liked what I created for you!
Christopherpines rated for Mixed Media Challenge #5 on May 17, 2019
Comment: Oh! I love this so much!!! Thank you for such a great swap! I love that you picked a boy too! I think he is so cute, and looks like a young inventor from times past!
Response: Thank you for joining the swap, kind comments and rating:)
mjhaertling rated for Fairy Garden Kit on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies for my fairy garden. This swap is giving me the boost to actually work on my fairy garden; up to now it was only plants and a couple of bird houses in an unused wheelbarrow. I love the fairy fabric; I have an idea to use part of it in my garden. Stay tuned....
Response: Thanks for joining the fun, great rating & heart! I glad the swap inspired you:)
starmccoy rated for Mixed Media Challenge #4 on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you Lu!!!
Response: Thanks for joining the swap, great rating & heart:)
starmccoy rated for Trash to Treasure #16 on Apr 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much, You always do such nice work. The tower was a little bent, but I still love it! Two for one, score!
Response: awww---sorry it didn't get to you in perfect condition; but, I appreciate the great rating & heart:)
Christopherpines rated for Halloween Garland on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: Heart! Heart! Heart! All the hearts for you! Such a great garland!! I never thought of putting lights on one before! I LOVE it!!
Response: I'm so glad the swap arrived safely:) Thanks for hosting a fun swap, the great rating & heart!!!
kfaye rated for Peat Pot Pixie: Spring on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness, I thought I already rated you for this! I LOVE it!! Thank you! :D Such a cool idea too! Sorry again for the late rating!
Response: So glad she arrived safely. Thank you for joining the swap, the great rating & heart!
amyduff rated for Trash to Treasure #15 on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for my beautiful clips!
Response: You're more than welcome! Thank you for joining the swap, the great rating/heart:)
Christopherpines rated for SC- It's my Party on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: This might be the BEST swap I have ever gotten!!! I LOVE the theme...I love the hat, the garland, the details are amazing...I am simply overwhelmed and appreciative to be the recipient of such wonder!! Thank you so much!
Response: Oh, I am soooo happy you liked the theme! As I mentioned I was a little worried that it was not enough Shabby Chateau. Thank you for hosting a fun swap that was so inspiring, great rating/heart and kind comments:)
wolfeagle rated for Mixed Media Challenge #3 on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. I love Bees. They are so important for us and our environment.
Response: Thank you for joining my swap, the prompt & great rating:) I'm glad you liked the theme.
Mistyinltown rated for CPG Easter 2019 Card - US only on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Easter card. My family lived in Mesa Az for 4 years when I was a kid, I remember the weather! So stay cool! Have a beautiful Easter!
Response: Thank you for the rating/heart! Happy Spring:)
starmccoy rated for Altered Altoids Tin on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Wow, WOW, WOW! Awesome swap! Thank you so much! The extras are over the top! Love the theme! Great!
Response: So glad you like the theme! Thank you for the rating & heart:)
Moominbrooke rated for Trash to Treasure #14 on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the 2 items! :0)
Response: Thank you for the rating & heart!

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luckycharms on May 11, 2019:

happy Mothers day

anrtist on Mar 20, 2019:

HAPPY SPRING!!!! yay YAY yay SPRING is finally here! LOL ;-)

Blessings, cc

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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