Swap-bot Time: May 23, 2018 5:17 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: May 23, 2018
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States


I love to do many kinds of paper art, scrapbooking and journaling. Jesus loves me & I am eternally grateful. I love being a wife, mom, Disneyland tour guide and former teacher.

Passions for Handel's Messiah, country music, zydeco, CS Lewis, e e cummings, Max Lucado, Gaudi, French Impressionist painters, The West Wing, Deception, Amazing Race, NYC, Broadway, France, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, art museums & history. My favorite travels have been to France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Barcelona, London and the Cotswolds, Yosemite and Kauai.

I collect old and new Golden Books and pop up books for kids and adults, Disney and Disneyland items (the older the better!) Nativities and vintage 1930's, 40's & 50's Christmas ornaments & cards. (Maybe I'm stuck in the past!)

One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to assist many precious families visiting Disneyland through the Make a Wish Foundation!

  • TRYING HARD TO COLLECT City/state/international STARBUCKS CARDS (no $ left on them, just the cards) So far I have ones that say Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County CA & California, FL, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, London & Tokyo ! (And they do change designs each year, so OK to send any of these really.)


  • watercolor
  • 1950's & 60's
  • Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Beauty & the Beast, Pinocchio & Dumbo
  • vintage Disneyland
  • retro
  • vintage
  • elegant
  • Paris, Provence & all things French
  • travel
  • children
  • motherhood
  • typewriters
  • bicycles
  • cameras


Currently crazy about:

  • local Starbucks cards (with no value left on them, I just love different city/state/international card designs!)
  • Barbie doll theme
  • letterpress
  • paper dolls
  • pop-up cards
  • anything by artist Shinzi Katoh
  • anything by Rifle Paper Company
  • rub ons
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Golden Books (especially looking for Little Man of Disneyland) Love the 3" square little Little Golden Books, too
  • images of pens & pencils, bicycles & typewriters
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • anything by Graphic 45, especially ABC Primer and Mother Goose
  • Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs, Dumbo, Bambi, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, the original Mickey Mouse Club
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Postage stamps/bookmarks/postcards featuring children's literature or Disney


  • children's book ephemera: dust jackets, ABC's, picture books, nursery rhymes, Caldecott nominees, Golden Books, stickers & book marks based on classic characters, bookplates. Especially loving Paddington Bear right now!

  • school theme, especially vintage: pages from readers, vocabulary/math flashcards, spelling & penmanship books, report cards, school awards, class photos, school stationery, logos.

  • Anything Disney, especially older items, pins, Mickey, Dumbo, Snow White, Dwarfs, Jiminy Cricket, Mary Poppins, Bambi, Thumper, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast

  • Anything related to the Original Mickey Mouse Club and Mouseketeers from the 50's ( I got to spend a whole day as Tour Guide with 7 of them at Disneyland for a special event - amazing fun!)
  • scrapbooking items
  • Anna Griffin
  • Susan Branch
  • Cosmo Cricket
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Stampington & Co
  • for Kawaii I like owls, Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Mickey Mouse
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Eloise Wilkin
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Alain Gree
  • twill tape (plain or with words)
  • gelatos
  • glitter mist
  • misters
  • stick-on enamel dots
  • all things blue (esp. aqua, turquoise & sky blue)
  • old photos
  • French postage stamps
  • images of typewriters, fountain pens, cameras
  • pressed flowers
  • glassine bags
  • quirky little items to add to journal pages
  • airmail & snail mail themes
  • bookplates
  • view master reels, especially Disney related!
  • paper dolls

If you have rubber stamps, you could stamp or emboss some images of bicycles, typewriters or faces for me! If you have a Sizzix/Cricut type machine (I don't) I love the real intricate designs, like fancy flourishes, damask cartridge, etc.


stationery, notecards, ribbon, lace, buttons, recipe cards, magnets, post-its, quotes.


My PREFERENCE is always BLANK CARDS SENT IN AN ENVELOPE (if you don't mind.)

My favorites would be:

  • cards of watercolor art by Chihiro Iwasaki

  • cards by artists Shinzi Katoh, Mila Marquis or Cathy Delannsay

  • Maxicards (postcard with matching stamp and cancellation on image side of card)

  • map cards, especially foreign countries or unusual maps rather than states

  • cards with cut-outs

  • Mithila art

  • watercolor cards

  • Barbie doll theme

  • sketch cards

  • travel poster art cards (like Anderson Design Group art cards of National Parks)

  • nouvelle images cards

  • Gotochi postcards (especially doll, character, food) - previously mailed are OK, too

  • Disney cards (especially The Art of Disney: the Renaissance and Beyond or the Golden Age, 1950's-80's series,Disney Princess Box, Disney artwork or international Disney cards)

  • Cavallini postcards, especially Paris Christmas Glitter Greetings!!!

  • Hello Kitty, Kerokerokeroppi or any Sanrio (especially with words printed in foreign language on image side of card)

  • postcards of fog, rain, amazing clouds

I'd also love these themes:

  • Coca Cola
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Richard Scarry
  • Pixar
  • classroom/teacher scenes
  • 1950's
  • artwork of Gauguin, Norman Rockwell, Andrew Wyeth
  • France - prefer artistic but photo images are nice, too
  • NYC prefer artistic, but photo images are fine
  • Barcelona and Gaudi
  • giraffes, owls, elephants, but art not photo
  • dancers (any type)
  • National Park art cards
  • ocean, surfing
  • penguins
  • fairy tales, children's literature
  • mothers & children
  • typography/alphabet
  • typewriters
  • bicycles
  • steampunk
  • lilacs or lily of the valley
  • Tour de France
  • cards by Rifle Paper Company
  • Flow magazine postcards
  • Big Letter "Greetings from" state cards (have AK, AR, CO, MN, NH, NJ, NM, VA, WA)


  • I do LOVE chocolate - mostly milk chocolate, or dark with caramel or peppermint or orange; dislike coffee and peanuts; not much into tea. Crazy about polka dots!

  • LOVE Christmas and put up 5 trees: an angel tree, a Mickey Mouse tree, a family tree with ornaments from our vacations, ones our kids made in school, etc., a mini tree with ornaments from our trip to the Christmas Markets in Europe and a vintage tree with ornaments from the 30's,40's & 50's!

THANKS for taking time to read my profile!


Comment: Shirley, again another great swap. Thank you for the great assortment of postcards. Shirley
laterdayze rated for SMSUSA: Happy Mail May 2018 on May 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your sweet note and the wonderful paper and stickers you included. Oh and happy belated Birthday! :D
kydestar rated for Color Triad - 3 on May 15, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the AWESOME postcards!
Comment: Hello Shirley, Thank you for the 3 postcards you sent me for this swap. I really like all three postcards and will add these cards to my Postcard Collection. I really love the Baby Postcard. I will joyful add these postcards to my Collection. Barb sleepingrover2010 P.S. Thank you for the two sheets of yardstick. They will come in handy.
bcdebinbc rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #9 on May 14, 2018
Comment: The polar bears are awesome, great lot, thank you very much! :-)
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #21 on May 13, 2018
Comment: This waterfall one is pretty neat! Thank you
Dragongrrl rated for PH: Variety Package #2 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcards, I especially love the great red dragon!
simcoe54 rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #33 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Another great postcard swap. Thank you!
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on May 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of postcards.
widelo123 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on May 5, 2018
Comment: Shirley, thank you for the great postcards, especially the lighthouse one. Shirley
lovesreward rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #20 on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcards - I love the Star Wars cards, I bought that collection years ago and it makes me sad when I send one out because I love them so much I want to keep them all, ha! So thank you for adding to my collection!! Have a great day!
dorcii rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #155 on May 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks a lot for the cards, I really liked them :) My favourite one is the icebear card <3
ScrapHappyGabi rated for 3, 2, 1 GO~ FLAT SURPRISE! on May 2, 2018
Comment: WOW!! THANK YOU! These Disneyland goodies are FABULOUS!! Thank you SO MUCH!! I love the brochures and tickets and business card, postcard, tattoo envelope... everything!!!!!! 10,000 Hearts!!!
Comment: Thank you for all the great postcards. Man Ray is a favorite artist of mine and the giraffe is my favorite animal. Ages ago I looked a newborn giraffe right in the eyes - it was the same height as I am.
Response: I'm amazed by the height of that baby giraffe! What a cool experience for you - thanks for sharing and glad you liked the cards.
MMark rated for PH: Women On Postcards on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Love! Thank you! And thanks for the bookmarks. Kiddos loved!
Comment: Hi Shirley! Always fun to receive cards from you. LOVE that duck card--cutest ever. Thanks bunches.
dawnakaulen rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #32 on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the great cards. Love the airplane, and of course the tiger is amazing!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: 3 Postcards/3 Book Titles on Apr 27, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your choices. Shirley. That little mouse is so sweet! And since most fishermen exaggerate the size of their catch I think we can safely consider that a whale of a fish!
Response: Very glad you liked my choices and that you were willing to see it as a whale of a fish! I think from your comment and the delightful swaps you send (both cards and envelopes) that you have a great take on life!
justmesks rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #155 on Apr 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for another good swap
MichelleKemper rated for PH: 3 + 3 Postcard Swap #3 on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you Shirley for the lovely PC's! Your flower on the envelope is very pretty :)

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susieq11 on May 15, 2018:

Thank you for the wishes for May Make A Wish! I opened it a few days after my birthday because I was on vacation. I love the postcards! : ) Hope your birthday was nice. Mine was perfect! Couldn’t ask for more!! XOXO Hugs to you!

OrigamiGrace on May 13, 2018:


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HippieChick on May 10, 2018:

Thank you so much for the wonderful birthday card and selection of postcards for my April wishlist! I love them!

phillaine on Apr 23, 2018:

Hooray! I'm glad it arrived on time and that you're going to have it as a birthday surprise. What a nice idea to save it until the day. So excited to see what you think!

ladyaries7 on Apr 23, 2018:

Thank you for the birthday postcard! Cpg..april wishes

theevidenceisme on Apr 21, 2018:

Thank you so much for the assortment of cute postcards for the CPG April Wishlist! I will definitely put them to use. :)

OrigamiGrace on Apr 20, 2018:

Thank you so much for my April wish at Cheap Postage!! Much appreciated - I love sheet masks:)

noname13 on Apr 18, 2018:

Thanks a lot for the postcards for Make a wish APRIL. Love especially the one from Austin.

manders2280 on Apr 17, 2018:

Thank you for all the fabulous wished-for postcards. I'm sure all my correspondents will enjoy them.

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