Swap-bot Time: September 21, 2018 5:06 am


Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: September 21, 2018
Birthday: July 23, 1986
Country: United States
My Etsy Store

About Me

Thanks for stopping by my profile!

8/29/18 Thank you to everyone who showed me so much love and support when my mom passed away a couple of months ago. I am still going through a rough patch but Swap-Bot is my therapy, I swear!

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! :)


HannahsMommy07 rated for Keep Calm and Destash US Only on Sep 21, 2018
Comment: LOVE my GOODIES and Hannah does too LOL!
vontakk rated for Mermaid Postcard Swap #1 on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: I had this already but it got shredded on the front so I'm super happy to have one that the mail machine didn't screw up!!!! Thank you sooooo much!!
luluvision rated for Stamped HMPC Letter A on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: I love your angelfish postcard! Thank you! The shimmer is beautiful!!
HannahsMommy07 rated for MAKE A POSTCARD FROM A BOX on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: BEAUTIFUL!!!!
1koolkrafter rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! Sept on Sep 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fun goodies.
Comment: Thank you Elizabeth! I love everything, especially the fold n seals :)
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 70!!! on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: thanks for the MN map card!
Klbbird2 rated for Handmade ABCs - A on Sep 18, 2018
Karen07 rated for 10 Partner Pick 4 Flat Items USA on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for great stuff! I especially like the stickers!
AlishaK rated for 10 Partner Pick 4 Flat Items USA on Sep 18, 2018
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 71!!! on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: thanks for the turkey pc
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 71!!! on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you
shelleym rated for Quick letter swap on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the fantastically colourful letter! I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing and hope your creative mojo comes back soon. Also that you find a good wholesale source for keychain blanks! Wholesale suppliers are tough to find... its just one more thing we have in common. : )
Gaucha rated for WIYM: All About You Happy Mail on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the scooby doo happy mail, letter and the goodies!
soccer8s rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 71!!! on Sep 17, 2018
crochetjunkie rated for Just Randomness on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you for some nice items. I hope I got everything you sent. Both sides of the envelope were tore open. I learned a long time ago to put tape on all the edges of the envelope. You used this Lisa Frank calendar...and while it was adorable...the paper was weak and it tore on the edges going thru the machines. Just a tip from someone that’s been swapping goodies for around 15 years now. Before the ‘bot I swapped on yahoo groups. Thanks for all the goodies.
Response: So sorry about that! I will definitely keep that in mind!
Comment: Thank you for some fun items!!
CWarner rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 70!!! on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: My Grandparents on my Mom's side were both old Minnesota fishermen/women so I can really appreciate this card. Thanks much!
USAFwife rated for Notebook 1 shinyserra to USAFwife on Sep 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you :)

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Moni on Sep 20, 2018:

Thanks so much for the lovely tag you sent me, love it all!

MSturgill87 on Sep 19, 2018:

So glad you liked the destash envie!

hamolla22 on Sep 18, 2018:

Thank you so much for the beautiful napkins, envelopes and stamps!!! I love everything ☺️❤️❤️❤️

LindaW on Sep 16, 2018:

We share the same birthday! Hope you had a fun-filled birthday.

pianoheart on Sep 10, 2018:

Thank you for the tape and stamps for the "Pick 3 Tag - USA.."

Queensmiley2530 on Sep 9, 2018:

Thank you for the quick I need tag.. love everything and the lisa Frank's envies wow super cute

pkpeace on Sep 8, 2018:

hamolla22 on Sep 7, 2018:

Thank you thank you thank you !! Beautiful lettersets, both of them , I am a strawberry lover loool and the floral one especially for the rough texture paper 😍 And omggg the labels, you sent mooore, thank you so much ☺️ ❤️🌹

piratecaptainmo on Sep 5, 2018:

Thank you so much for the great selection of notecards you sent for the PF grabbie tag!

groundhogstamper on Sep 4, 2018:

Thanks so much for the envie full of paper goodness you sent for the Random Flat Envie PIF Tag, US Only.

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