Swap-bot Time: June 12, 2021 7:56 am


Date Joined: June 2, 2010
Last Online: October 6, 2020
Birthday: June 9
Country: United States
Missy's Blog
Stardust Dreaming

About Me

Hi, I am a Stay at Home domestic artist!!! I love my job and take it seriously. My husband is a pilot and he flies a private jet. We have six children. Three sons, 32, 27 and 23. Three adopted daughters, 25, 23, and 19. Four of my children are married. That means 4 beautiful in laws joined our family. We also have a beautiful, boy Boxer named Rodger. My life is all about being flexible. The first half of our married life we lived in Africa and Indonesia. I have learned so many things and I continue to learn.
I live in Southern California. I love it here. I have my home decorated in Mid-Century modern style. My dream is to have a real retro house with a '66 Thunderbird parked in the driveway!!!! Someday!!!!!

Some things that I enjoy doing are singing and dancing. Singing with a Big Band is a dream of mine. I would love it!!!! I have started making collages and collage journals. So interesting. My husband and I have started Geo-caching. So much fun!!! I love thrift store shopping and going to flea markets. Looking for treasures brings me so much joy!!! Vintage rhinestone jewelry, 50's dishes, colorful vases, vintage magazines, vintage Barbies, vintage clothes and purses are things I love to find to name a few.
Most of all I am thankful to God for the life He has given to me and I want to give back to show my appreciation. I hope this helps to get to know me a little bit.

Find me on Facebook and Instagram!!

Favorite Music

I like all kinds of music. It is so hard to just pinpoint one type. I could listen to a live Big Band for hours. I love the big bass and the horns. I love rockabilly music. Twangy guitars are to die for!!!! Johnny Cash, John Denver, James Taylor, Peter, Paul and Mary, Elvis are some favorites of mine.
I just recently went to a Jamie Cullum concert and Imelda May opened for him. It was incredible!!! I'm also a singer so anything I can sing to is fun. Love show tunes, folk songs and hymns for this very reason.

Favorite Books

I have a penchant for self help books and memoirs. I keep my Bible close and read it a lot.

Favorite Movies

I like quirky and independent movies. Last movie I saw was Roma. I like stories about real life and other cultures.

Things I Love

Estate Sales, Flea Markets, Swap Meets, Vintage Rhinestone Jewelry, Perfume, Makeup, Vintage Clothes, Vintage Barbies, Handmade Barbie Clothes (Especially knitted or crocheted ones), Old Magazines, Old Photos, Pretty Paper, Starbursts on Anything!!!!!, Purses, Vintage Night Gowns, Vintage Dishes ...

Wishlist . . .

I'm new at this crafting thing and the possibilities are endless. I enjoy making collages, making cards and ATC's.

My favorite eras are the 1950's and 60's. Madmen is one of my favorite shows.

I have a penchant for vintage fashion so anything to do with that is wonderful. Magazine pics, photos etc. I love vintage nightgowns and peignoir sets. So darling!!!

Old Postcards, photos of old movie stars, playing cards with movie stars on them. Wow!!!

I am in love with retro Starbursts. I love atomic shapes.

Vintage stationery, old note cards, new ones too for that matter!!!!

Coloring books

Vintage Barbies and Barbie clothes.

My husband is a pilot and I love airplane stuff. Logos etc.

Pinups and old WWII nose art is fantastic!!!! I would love photos of these.

I love the color red and especially red lipstick.

I am a hairdresser and I love vintage hair salons and photos of them etc.

I think vintage store front windows are fun and I would love photos of these.

Architecture and furniture from the 50's and 60's is my favorite. I would love photos and postcards of these things.

I also love vintage lighted up marquee signs. Old motels, restaurants etc. Photos of these would be great.

I am so easy to please and would love just about anything. Thanks.


Comment: Haha! I loved your list! Thanks for brightening my day!
Response: 😊 Thanks for the rating and the heart!! Take care!
Comment: We are almost twins, minus the slower pace part. I miss going going going, but I do love all the other items!
Response: Thanks for the rating!! Take care
Comment: Oh my goodness. You're so kind and wonderful for sharing all the extra postcards with me. THANK YOU!! I love your story. I want to go to that cabin. Take me away blue light. LOL I think the theme of your story is very relatable in reference to everyone feeling extra pressure and needing release, comfort and safety. Well done. :)
Response: Thank you so much! I was kind of nervous about this swap because I have never done anything like it before. You are so sweet with the nicest comment. I really appreciate it! I have been having a bad day and this just lifted my spirits!!! Thanks again!!!
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #7 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: The coloring PC is going to be fun to work on! Thank you for the extra goodies! You are so kind! Have a wonderful day!
Response: Thank you! You too and thanks for the heart!
marthesophia rated for Book Suggestion #2 on Jun 17, 2020
Response: ❤️
Selewis91 rated for Traveling Sticker Book #4 on Jun 4, 2020
Response: ❤️
RiverTopanga rated for painted pennies! on Jun 2, 2020
Comment: Melissa... nice job on the pennies! Just a quick word on sending them... next time you send some, do not place tape over the top of them. The tape pulls the whole design off when you remove them from the card! I painted the backgrounds white and then painted the picture, shows up better... but then when I sent them.. I put them on a bit of double sided tape so the design was not compromised... Good luck with your next ones... so nice to have a new type of swap under your belt!! 🙂
Response: Oh dear! I am so sorry. I wasn’t even thinking. Thank you for the rating anyway and the heart too.
24Donna rated for Inspirational adult coloring page #2 on May 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Love your creativity and the quotes you added, amazing! I’m going to hang it up in my sewing room! It was so nice of you to put your heart in this page❤️ God bless you❤️
Response: Oh, I am so glad you liked it. I had a lot of fun coloring it etc. I did indeed put my heart into it. Thank you for taking the time to rate and the heart. Take care and stay well. Missy
lynnpinkdaisy rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #5 on May 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the unexpected extras! I really dig the vintage PC and stamps! I'm going to enjoy coloring my section on the PC!
Response: I am happy you are happy. Thanks for the rating and the heart!
ÇisnerosV rated for Traveling Sticker Book #3 on May 16, 2020
Comment: Sorry for the delay in posting! Thank you for the extras.
Response: Thank you for rating and the heart. All the best!
parakeetmails rated for April Journal Swap on May 8, 2020
Comment: What a lovely journal! It is super cute and goes perfect with a cup of tea. ♡
Response: I’m glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating and the heart. All the best. Be safe.
DreamCloud rated for Inspirational adult coloring page on Apr 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the steampunk coloring page with the quote about men and women written around the edges. That was creative!
Response: I had fun coloring it! 🌹
gizmodust rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #4 on Apr 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute "frog" card to color and pass on. Also for the extra card and the vintage Easter card. Love that sort of thing. Hope this finds you and your family staying well and safe. thanks again.
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart. I’m glad you liked the Easter card. I love stuff like that too. Take care!!
Momskii rated for Traveling sticker book #2 USA on Apr 22, 2020
Comment: thanks, got the second one
AnneliesV rated for Adult Coloring PC #92 INTL on Apr 7, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful colored card.
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart!
vontakk rated for POSTCARD of LISTS #8 on Apr 5, 2020
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart.
denisedecker58 rated for Writing Challenge #7 on Apr 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your great story about your appreciation for music! I enjoyed reading it! Also many thanks for the cute notebook! Be safe!
Response: I’m so glad you enjoyed it! All the best to you and yours.
gizmodust rated for Coloring Collab 2020 #3 on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the post card. This is a really pretty one. Anxious to color this. Also I'll put the extras to good use. Been doing a lot of scrapbooking. Thanks again.
Response: You are very welcome! Take care and stay well.
Barbara rated for Inspiring Letter on Rubbish on Mar 23, 2020
Comment: Hi Melissa, What a surprise. I thought it was my birthday! You have so many good ides to keep busy and stay healthy. God bless you and your family during these difficult times.
Response: It’s nice to hear from you. God bless you and yours too. We will get through this. Take care.🌹💕 Thanks for the heart.
HennyPenny rated for 1 Page Letter #2 on Feb 19, 2020
Comment: So sorry to hear about your loss. It was beautiful letter. Thank you for the buttons! So cool they are from Paris ;)
Response: Thank you. I’m glad you liked the buttons! Take care... Also, thanks for the heart!

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parakeetmails on Apr 12, 2020:

Please check your messages

missyhope on Jan 3, 2013:

creativetempo on Jun 13, 2012:

You're welcome! I'm glad you like them! :)

anrtist on Dec 31, 2011:

Thanx for joining the A.R.T.GROUP! I Enjoyed reading your profile! I hope u enjoy many ROLO SWAPS with us! Can't wait! ps, my first car was a 65 T'BIRD..;-) & I had fun fun fun till daddy took those keys away! groundings never lasted tho....Then we'd start all over the next week! ;-)

Crinolinelady on Dec 20, 2011:

Hello! sorry for the tiny delay in getting our partners to send this vintage button swap......I wanted to wait until the international partners went through the 17th of Dec and then I could give out partners.....So now lets have fun and get this lovely, little swap on its way to your parnter by 31st December.......hugs from Lee-Ann in Australia.

HeidiJean on Dec 18, 2011:

Hey I was shopping about an hour away from my house, and found a spencers! They had tons of sexy Christmas cards, so a re-send is on its way!

Schwallie on Dec 13, 2011:

Thanks for joining the Vintage Christmas Card Swap! What is your preference on writing in your card? If you don't want me to write in it, let me know ... I will include a note on paper. :) Merry Christmas!

kindledwhimsy on Oct 6, 2011:

...Just wanted to say thank you for joining the "one page about your day" swap! :0)

perkl8r on Sep 24, 2011:

Please accept our invitation to join Peas In A Pod group, we'd love to have you!

mwquilt on Jun 25, 2011:

thanks for resending the "People on Postcards" swap...I'll be sure to let you know when it arrives :-)

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