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shirleyinCA

shirleyinCA
Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: May 27, 2024
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
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ME

SOME NEW INTERESTS

(in case you've been sending to me for years and are tired of my profile)

  • Button Box pc's
  • umbrella/rain/cloud images
  • vinyl, vellum or any large stickers
  • dried flower/leaf stickers
  • Kerstin Frykstrand
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Belle and Boo

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

Passions for Handel's Messiah, country music, zydeco, CS Lewis, e e cummings, Max Lucado, Gaudi, French Impressionist painters, The West Wing, Amazing Race, NYC, the Tour de France. My favorite travels: France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Barcelona, London & the Cotswolds, Yosemite, Kauai and a Disney cruise anywhere!

I collect old and new Golden Books and pop up books for kids and adults, Disney and Disneyland items (the older the better!) My happy place is the beach/ocean. Sitting in solitude on my verandah on a Disney cruise ship, enjoying the sea, clouds and sunshine is perfect!

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!

FAVORITE ART THEMES

  • watercolor
  • paper cuts (Scherenschnitte)
  • 1950's & 60's
  • Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, Pocahontas & Dumbo
  • vintage Disneyland
  • elegant
  • Paris, Provence & all things French

FAVE THINGS ON MY WISH LIST

Currently crazy about:

  • letterpress
  • paper dolls
  • pop-up cards
  • anything by artist Shinzi Katoh
  • anything by Rifle Paper Company
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • need Little Man of Disneyland Golden Book
  • images of pens & pencils, bicycles & typewriters
  • La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • the original Mickey Mouse Club
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Postage stamps/bookmarks/postcards featuring children's literature or Disney

  • Anything Disney, especially older items, pins, Mickey, Dumbo, Mary Poppins, Bambi, Thumper, Cinderella, Beauty & 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!)
  • Anna Griffin
  • Susan Branch
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • for Kawaii I like owls, Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Disney
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Eloise Wilkin
  • Alain Gree
  • twill tape (plain or with words)
  • pressed flowers
  • glassine bags
  • quirky little items to add to journal pages
  • bookplates
  • view master reels, especially Disney
  • paper dolls
  • anything cruise related

If you have a Sizzix/Cricut type machine (I don't) I love the real intricate designs, any Tim Holtz, damask cartridge, etc.

DO NOT NEED

bug/insect themes, stationery, ribbon, lace, buttons, recipe cards, magnets, post-its, quotes, vintage postcards (unless Disney)

FOR POSTCARD SWAPS

My favorites would be:

  • Maxicards (postcard with matching stamp and cancellation on image side of card)
  • cards from Daring Dames: a Kyler Martz Postcard set
  • Sanrio pc's (Helllo Kitty, Spottie Dottie, Twin Stars, etc. especially with foreign language on front)
  • postcards of fog, rain, amazing clouds, umbrellas
  • Cavellini cards, especially Paris Christmas Glitter Greetings
  • cards by artists Chihiro Iwasaki, Shinzi Katoh, Mila Marquis or Cathy Delannsay
  • map cards, unusual maps rather than states
  • cards with cut-outs
  • Mithila art
  • watercolor or sketch postcards
  • Kawaii
  • 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 fine
  • US National Parks (I need American Samoa, Cabrillo, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Channel Islands, Congaree, Gates of the Arctic, Guadalupe Mtn, Hawaii Volcanoes, Harpers Ferry, Isle Royale, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, North Cascades, Organ Pipe Cactus, Pinnacles, Valley Forge, Virgin Islands, Wrangell St. Elias)

I'd also love these themes:

  • Coca Cola
  • Joan Walsh Anglund, Mary Engelbreit, Richard Scarry
  • classroom/teacher scenes
  • 1950's
  • NYC - prefer artistic, but photo images are fine
  • owls & Siamese cats - prefer art more than photo
  • dancers (any type)
  • National Park art cards - like Lantern Press
  • ocean, surfing, cruise
  • lilacs or lily of the valley
  • Tour de France
  • cards by Rifle Paper Company or Flow magazine
  • Big Letter "Greetings from" state cards (have AK, AR, CO, MN, NH, NJ, NM, VA)
  • quirky, weird, odd, unusual postcards!!

FOR STICKER SWAPS

  • vellum, vinyl or large stickers
  • ocean or cruise theme
  • ad stickers
  • Sanrio (especially Spottie Dottie, Kerokerokeroppi, Twin Stars, Hello Kitty)
  • retro/1950's look
  • typewriters, bicycles, clocks, botanicals

NOT INTO: alphabet, unicorns, hearts, rainbows

Ratings

diesel101 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #263 on May 23, 2024
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Comment: Hello Shirley! Thank you for your lovely postcards, plus the extra! I especially love the Moulin Rouge and Mulan postcard! Thank you for your book recommendations - I have “Lessons in Chemistry” on my list so I’ll definitely be checking it out soon. Take care, -Manpreet
LPasternacki rated for CPG 25 Fussy Cuts #3 - Global on May 22, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the super fun variety of fussy cut images I can't wait to use them in my junk journals and other projects.
dawnakaulen rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #263 on May 21, 2024
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Comment: Fun PC's, thank you!
simcoe54 rated for PS: Scavenger Hunt Postcards #3 on May 19, 2024
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Comment: Great choices. Thanks
mamajoy rated for Springtime AD + 2 Sender's Choice on May 17, 2024
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Comment: The ME card does look like spring. Your kitchen must have been really cute. Love the Sushigroove go card. Thanks a bunch!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #260 on May 12, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard choices and extra unmarked stamp. :)
marclively rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #59 on May 10, 2024
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Comment: always great cards!
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies - Happy Swapping!
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful mail pick-me-up.
HelenG6 rated for NYUP: 4 Weird PC's #11 on May 7, 2024
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Comment: Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap. Love the Pooh book page and the J card! Happy swapping
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies!
MamaKek rated for CPG: Mystery Supply #1 - USA on May 2, 2024
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Comment: What a fun take on the mystery supply! I love it!
HelenG6 rated for Springtime Colors #2 on Apr 29, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the cards you sent. Mail I received had the "wet-dried" appearance, but the post cards in your envelope was dry, but not flat. I appreciate the letter you sent. The stamps used are devine!
Response: Well, what did our Postal Service do now? Are they washing the mail? Maybe fire alarm went off in a post office and sprinkler system came on? Or mailman spilled his water bottle? Weird for sure.
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Comment: Thank you, loved the envelope with vintage stamps, and stickers, and the sunset PC!
NRGordon rated for PH: 4 Postcards in April #2 on Apr 26, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for your nice note and the lovely PC. I've never been to California. I've visited Disney World in Florida several times. Next time I'm going to take the behind the scenes / underground tour.
mamajoy rated for A Favorite Because . . .#2 on Apr 24, 2024
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Comment: Hi Shirley. Love your choices and comments. You remembered my addiction to GoCards. Very cool drink coaster. You send the best mail. Thanks for everything.
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Comment: Hi Shirley . . . nice to swap together again! Many thanks for the great postcards you sent. They're all so pretty, but I think that sweet bluebird is my favorite ;+)
marclively rated for 3 Different AD cards #4 on Apr 19, 2024
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Comment: always great cards. Thanks for hosting. When is the next one?
LauraM540 rated for CPG 25 Fussy Cuts #2 - Global on Apr 17, 2024
5
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Comment: Super cute fussy cuts! thanks so much!

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Comments

OrigamiGrace on May 21, 2024:

Thank you so much for the awesome pcs from Greece from CPG 2 PCs in an Envie tag!! Love em!! Wish I was in Greece right now!

lady41701 on Jan 29, 2024:

Thank you for the awesome collection of fussy cut images from my CPG January wish list. They couldn't have arrived at a better time. I have been working in my glue book this week!! I really appreciated your thoughtfulness of wish granting.

fishsteak on Jan 29, 2024:

Thank you for the stickers and fussy cuts for the CPG Pick 2 tag!

OrigamiGrace on Jan 13, 2024:

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for a wonderful January wish from my CPG Wishlist!! Now if I could just get myself to the beach in person:) Stay warm!! Thank you so much!

LadyJo on Jan 12, 2024:

Thank you for the CPG January wishes of Valentine items! Thanks for thinking of me!

chimerix on Dec 25, 2023:

simcoe54 on Dec 25, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season. See you at the mailbox.

simcoe54 on May 5, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

mrsD on Apr 21, 2023:

amazing CPG random happy mail you sent me! thank you xxoo

susieq11 on Apr 3, 2023:

Hi Shirley! I received the CPG: Pick 2 - Global tag today! Thank you so much - and for the extra postcard too! xoxo

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