Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2019 5:29 am


Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: January 19, 2019
Birthday: July 23, 1986
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE: My surgery went well and I am recovering nicely. Thanks you all so much for the well wishes!

Thanks for stopping by my profile!

A little about me...

I am a wife, a homemaker, a dog mom, a chocolatier, a crafter, an artist, a writer, a bargain hunter, a gamer, a snail-mailer, and a Swap-Botter. That pretty much sums me up. I have recently begun a new endeavor of creating art to sell. I have my mixed media art for sale in a local store and on Etsy :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByShinyserra/items

A huge part of my life is my pups. I have 4 pooches who keep me on my toes and keep me company all day. They are my 4 sidekicks. In case I'm in a swap for them...

Lola- mountain feist mix (Loves any biscuits/treats and the only chewies she'll eat are Good-N-Fun brand - any type)

Pickle- mountain feist mix (Loves rope toys, stuffed squeaky toys, any biscuits/treats, and chewies and bones of any type)

Goldie- cocker spaniel (Loves the rubbery LOUD squeaky toys. Seriously, the louder the toy the more crazy she is about it. The Dollar Tree has some great ones. Loves any biscuit or treat or chewy/bone)

Chewy- silky terrier (we just inherited him when my mom passed away in June 2018. He loves small treats and bones, not much of a toy guy)

Cooter- red-eared slider- aquatic turtle (eats ReptoMin green floating reptile sticks and freeze-dried shrimp small or large for a treat.)

      My sister & her pennies:

My sister, Amy, lives a ways away from me in Minnesota. We talk on the phone and Skype all the time though. She collects squished pennies and is always looking for more. So any that you send me will put a huge smile on her face!

                     Private Swaps:

I enjoy doing private swaps. Let me know if you are interested in exchanging handmade postcards (written and mailed naked), writing swaps, package swaps (you must be a well established swapper), stocking stuffers, flipbooks, decos, slams, sticker bags, or anything else you may want to swap

      The types of art I enjoy making:

Drawing, Painting (acrylic, watercolor), ATCs, Collage/Mixed Media, Zentangle, Assemblage

      The type of writing I enjoy doing:

Poetry, Short stories, snail mail, list making, journaling

      The type of crafts I enjoy:

Painting wood figures/signs, Anything glitter related, Scrapbooking, Card-making, Embroidery (especially doodle-stitching), Applique, Decoupaging, Quilling (mainly 3D quilling), Altered things

      Mail Art/Pen Pal Related Interests:

Round Robins, long and short letter pen pals, flipbooks, pen pal journals, postcards

Postcards: I like handmade, Paris theme, mail/postal theme, peacocks, turtles, cocker spaniels, vintage, Greetings from, Keep Calm, Nirvana, humor, riddle, fun artsy ones, mermaids, under the sea theme, Where's Waldo, graffiti, sparkly or shimmery)

      Other things I enjoy:

****Reading - Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, Christine Feehan are my fave authors. I have all of their books! I also enjoy other comedy, romance, drama, and non-fiction books.

****Watching movies (Netflix suggestions welcome)

****Watching TV shows (literally too many to list but among my favorites are Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Orange is the New Black, Bachelor series, America's Got Talent)

****Hulu (suggestions welcome)

****Nirvana - this is my favorite band of all time and I love anything Nirvana or Kurt Cobain

****Tea - I love to try new unique flavors, teas I can't find in the US, TAZO or Twinings brand teas, fruity teas, not a fan of chai or cinnamon

****Bowling - I bowl in a league every fall/winter


****Peacock everything!!!

****Anything chocolate-related but not actually chocolate (such as chocolate bar magnet or candy stationery)

****Playing phone app games (Brightwood Adventure, Diamond Diaries Saga)

Carnival glass (I collect it all...I must have hundreds of pieces) I LOVE finding old carnival glass advertisements or price guides at thrift stores

Tupperware (I have tons but always feel that I need more LOL) I am currently in search of Tupperware stencils, pencil sharpeners, toothpick holders, keychains, magnets, and button covers. I would also love any vintage Tupperware advertisements or ephemera - I am open to a private trade if you have any of these

Solving puzzles of all types and/or riddles. I love jigsaw puzzles and am currently in search of peacock puzzles, as well as any that are postal themed.

Psychology/mental illness - I have a mental illness and I also went to school for Psychology, it has always been a passion of mine

Anything vintage or Paris-related I love

Kawaii- I especially love the food-related things but all Kawaii is great

Altered things (Altoid tins, puzzle pieces small and large, matchboxes, composition notebooks, cigar boxes,)

      Art/Craft Supplies I Use/Love:

Pens (Favorites are gel pens/water chalk pens, dip pens & fountain pens, Le Pens, Inkjoy gel, Micron, and fineliners) I use Le Pens for almost everything!,

Copic Sketch series markers

Prismacolor anything and everything

Tobacco-related ads or propaganda (especially vintage) - If you have an old magazine a lot of times there's a full page cigarette ad - I love those! Also, I collect vintage tobacco cards


Lisa Frank - new or vintage

Stickers - any type but reward/teacher - I really love large stickers and large sticker flakes

Stationery/ Postalettes/ Memo Paper/Small cute papers to make swap cards on - La Papierre is my all time favorite stationery brand and I would love to receive some of their older stationery (I just signed up for their subscription service) so I am open to doing a private trade if anyone has any to share

Unused Postcards/Stamps

Address Labels with my name & address

Printed swap cards

Anything Ernie the Envelope

Anything air mail/postal themed

Rubber stamps/cling stamps or stamped images

Mixed Media supplies - napkins, tissue paper, gesso, texture paste, art stones, spray inks, chipboard shapes (any and all), gel medium, mod podge, ephemera, Inka Gold, shimmer spray, any other different mediums for mixed media

Metal junk, plastic pieces and shapes, broken or unwanted jewelry, keys, paint keys, shoehorns, bottle openers, can openers, charms, gears and cogs, steampunk itmes (anything I can glue down and paint for assemblage art). I like interesting shaped things and small things that add interest to a piece - for example a small plastic elephant or a button in the shape of an octopus or an old emblem off of a car, etc. Junk drawer stuff!

      My favorite Colors/Color Combos:

Bright blue/turquoise

Peacock colors (turquoise, purple, blues, greens)

Vintage/Worn colors

Metallic Gold or Rose Gold Food:

I am a diabetic so I have to have sugar-free and low carb candy and snacks. Low carb and sugar-free recipes are welcome.


Teacher/reward stickers

Anime (except for Deathnote)

Children's items/Mom - themed items (I don't have kids)


Alcohol (Alcohol related ads, stationery, items are fine just not alcohol itself)

An empty mailbox!

Rating & Such

If you have not received a swap from me please send me a message before rating a 1. I never have and never will flake on a swap. I will extend the same courtesy to anyone who's swap I have not received. Thanks! :)


paperlover rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #42 on Jan 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the unicorn notecard. One of my goals this year is to learn to see on a sewing machine also. Good luck to us both. Thank you for the whale stickers too.
Comment: Hope your 2019 is epic!
Comment: Cheers to 2019 goals!
RNRISLOVE rated for Winter postcards on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you ever so much for the wonderful Amish children playing in the snow card. I grew up Amish in Northern Indiana and remember all the big snows.
Lucine rated for 4x6 Art Journal Page #1 on Jan 19, 2019
Comment: Received the resent, thank you.
HannahsMommy07 rated for Jigsaw Puzzle Letter on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: It made my day:>
tamtamlee rated for A Simple Woman's Day Book on Jan 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing
Comment: so pretty!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Stamped HMPC Letter J on Jan 17, 2019
Comment: I love my JAVA too!!!!
Comment: Thank you! We have very similar resolutions, good luck on yours!
ccmmsu rated for Kawaii Letter Swap #40 USA on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: Hi! I am so sorry for this late rating! I was going through archiving swaps and noticed this one was missing the rating. I went back and looked at your letter and I remember reading it and what my comment was, but I think I forgot to hit Save or something. :( Sorry! Anyway... Thank you so much for your great letter and fun kawaii goodies! I'm going to check out Spider Game. Did you get a ton of kids at your mom's for Halloween? I love that you give out treats for the doggies, too. :) We live near the end of our road, so we only got 3 kids this year.
Response: We only got half as many kids this year because of the awful rain storm but still around 75 or so!
eurocat rated for Kawaii letter & Pick 2 questions on Jan 15, 2019
Comment: thank you for the fast swap!
HannahF rated for Happy Mail Notecard #1 on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful peacock card! Thank you, and thank you for the goodies as well. :)
basykes rated for 5,000 Questions ~ Part 1 {1~100} on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: I, too, love questions like this. i love how you did this in the little notebooks and enjoyed reading your answers.
Amandlyn22 rated for Write a Letter Quick swap #2 on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the letter and stickers.
ButterflyLover rated for Happy Little Notecards #85 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Hubby had to be up at 4:30am, so we didn't stay up. I can't tell you the last time I saw the ball drop, honestly. We are almost always in bed before midnight. Thank you for the lovely card and extras! Happy New Year!
noeldtroll rated for Happy Little Notecards #85 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Loved your card! And the mermaid theme 😊 thank you so much!
Fabriqueen rated for 52 WEEKS of KEEP IT SIMPLE SWAPS on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and all the wonderful items you included! I haven't seen Lisa Frank stickers in years. Hugs, Diane
Comment: Thank you for your notecard!! It was so fun to read why swap bot may be more than a hobby 😉 have a great day!!

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yvonne401 on Jan 19, 2019:

Thank you so very much for the happy mail! It definitely cheered me up and put a smile on my face.



me2az50 on Jan 15, 2019:

Thank you so very much for your act of kindness. It came at a time were surprises were needed. Thank you again.

tcornell on Dec 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the Kawaii Letter Sets, the postcard stamps and the notepapers for the Pick 2 US Only tag!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Nov 22, 2018:

hamolla22 on Nov 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for the tag ☺️❤️

tcornell on Nov 16, 2018:

Elizabeth, thank you so much for the beautiful Thanksgiving card- I hope your holiday is lovely. xo Tracy

tcornell on Nov 16, 2018:


hamolla22 on Nov 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pile of postcards, great variety!! :)) ❤️❤️❤️

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 28, 2018:

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