Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2020 3:21 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: August 5, 2020
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
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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, Amazing Race, NYC, Broadway, France, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, art museums & history, the Tour de France, Siamese cats. My favorite travels have been to France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Barcelona, London and 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!) Nativities and vintage 1930's, 40's & 50's Christmas ornaments & cards. (Maybe I'm stuck in the past!)

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!


  • City/state/international STARBUCKS CARDS (no $ left on them, just the cards) And they do change designs each year, so OK to send any.
  • a postcard for each US National Park (I have the most popular - see postcard section below)


  • watercolor
  • paper cuts (Scherenschnitte)
  • 1950's & 60's
  • Snow White, Mickey Mouse, Beauty & the Beast, Pinocchio & Dumbo
  • vintage Disneyland
  • retro/vintage
  • elegant
  • Paris, Provence & all things French


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
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Little Man of Disneyland Golden Book
  • 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, Belle
  • 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, 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, class photos, 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!)
  • Anna Griffin
  • Susan Branch
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Stampington & Co
  • for Kawaii I like owls, Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Mickey Mouse
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Eloise Wilkin
  • Alain Gree
  • twill tape (plain or with words)
  • glitter mist
  • 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 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.


any bug/insect themes, 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:

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

  • cards from Daring Dames: a Kyler Martz Postcard set

  • paper cut postcards
  • Sanrio pc's (Helllo Kitty, Spottie Dottie, Twin Stars, etc. especially with foreign language on front)

  • Cavallini postcards, especially eager for those from Paris Christmas Glitter Greetings - I don't have any yet!!!

  • cards of watercolor art by Chihiro Iwasaki

  • Siamese cat theme (I dearly loved the 2 we had as I was growing up)

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

  • any from the Art of Urban Sketching postcard set

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

  • cards with cut-outs

  • Mithila art

  • watercolor cards

  • Kawaii

  • 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)

  • US National Parks (I need American Samoa, Black Canyon, Cabrillo, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Carlsbad, Channel Islands, Congaree, Dry Tortugas, Gates of the Arctic, Great Basin, Guadalupe Mtn, Hawaii Volcanoes, Harpers Ferry, Isle Royale, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, Mammoth Cave, North Cascades, Organ Pipe Cactus, Petrified Forest, Pinnacles, Redwood, Sequoia, Shenandoah, Valley Forge, Virgin Islands, Wrangell St. Elias)

  • postcards of fog, rain, amazing clouds

I'd also love these themes:

  • Coca Cola
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Richard Scarry
  • 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, but art not photo
  • dancers (any type)
  • National Park art cards
  • ocean, surfing
  • fairy tales, children's literature
  • 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)
  • quirky, weird, odd, unusual postcards!!


  • I do LOVE chocolate - mostly milk chocolate, or dark with caramel or peppermint or orange; dislike coffee and peanuts.

  • LOVE polka dots

  • I LOVE Christmas and put up 6 trees: an angel tree, a Mickey Mouse tree, a family tree with ornaments from our vacations, ones our kids made in school, etc., a vintage tree with ornaments from the 30's,40's & 50's and two smaller 3 foot trees -- one with ornaments from our trip to the Christmas Markets in Europe and a Disney cruise tree. Update: cruised again - more ports, another ornament exchange, so now have a 6 foot cruise tree!

THANKS for taking time to read my profile!


Comment: Thank you! Have a nice day!
kydestar rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #196 on Aug 3, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool postcards, I especially like the Portland sign!
klover rated for PH: A Challenging Scavenger Hunt #7 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcards! Have a great day and happy swapping!
young46356 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #110 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Hi thanks for the postcards and my daughter thanks you for the stickers. That was very thoughtful of you. Stay safe, Rich
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #195 on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: As always, great postcards - thanks! Thanks also for the extra stickers.💚
mandigutterrose rated for PH: Postcard Poker #7 on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: Great hand lol
Comment: Thanks for the eclectic assortment of cards
MamaMangrove rated for MAIL ART - Women on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: What a great mail art envie, Shirley. Terrific color-coordinated images & great fun extra enclosures. Thanks so much. 'Blamed' sounds like a wonderful play. Wish I could see it.
dawnakaulen rated for Christmas in July AD card USA on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the snowman PC
fortannam rated for PH: Non-Touristy PCs #5 on Jul 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of postcards!!
AZmom875 rated for Christmas in July in an ENVIE, USA on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Super variety, You had WAY more Christmas ad postcards than I did.
Poohtat rated for NYUP: Easy Peasy Swap on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Great selection. Thank you.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards:) Also thank you for the coupons:):)
Comment: Very nice selection of PC's, thank you!
SeleneW rated for NYUP: Patterns Everywhere on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun patterned PCs! I love the off the page card you included! So sweet! Thank you! <3
squince rated for NYUP: Easy Peasy Swap on Jul 24, 2020
Comment: Great cards!! And your little llama card is adorable!!
Comment: Thank you so much , have a nice day !
chelle523 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #108 on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much - I love everything you sent! The Pixar, Roald Dahl - they're all just perfect! Take care :)
AZmom875 rated for INT envelope of ad cards on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun ad cards.
xninolax rated for PTG: Weather postcard on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the fog and snowing postcard and for putting in that extra one based on my profile! Yes, I love to see bridges on postcards! <3

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Zefaniya on Jul 25, 2020:

Thanks for the CPG tag.

pinklilly on Jun 21, 2020:

Shirley thank you so much for the beautiful Happy Mail tag!! I love it!! You are so sweet to send me all these fun items!!!

LauraM540 on Jun 18, 2020:

Thanks for the Patriotic RAK!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for a wonderful Pick 2 Envie from tag at Cheap Postage Group! I especially love the travel themed ephemera - it's going to get used today to make a new deco book!! Thank you for tagging!!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 1, 2020:

Thank you for a fun filled envie of happy mail and lol, I loved the way you decorated your envie:) I bet the mailman had a good chuckle too!! Many thanks!

Rainydancer on May 12, 2020:

thank you for the CPG tag

Lonestarchild on May 11, 2020:

Thanks so much for a great variety of springy/summery fun for the CPG Who Likes -- US Tag. So many things in here to play with! Thank you!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 28, 2020:


For a wonderful envie of pcs from Pick 2 US at CPG! More like Pick 10! Much appreciated!

simcoe54 on Apr 25, 2020:

CPG: March RAK -- Thanks for much for the animal postcards. I love them and can't wait to add them to my collection.

colleenbUSA on Apr 24, 2020:

Thanks so much for the who likes tag postcards! I especially like the dogs playing pool one!

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