Swap-bot Time: March 8, 2021 10:36 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: March 8, 2021
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, 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!


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


Currently crazy about:

  • 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
  • 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 a Sizzix/Cricut type machine (I don't) I love the real intricate designs, any Tim Holtz, 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 only have one

  • cards of watercolor art by Chihiro Iwasaki

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

  • 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

  • US National Parks (I need American Samoa, Black Canyon, Cabrillo, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Channel Islands, Congaree, Dry Tortugas, Gates of the Arctic, Guadalupe Mtn, Hawaii Volcanoes, Harpers Ferry, Isle Royale, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, Mammoth Cave, North Cascades, Organ Pipe Cactus, 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 or 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
  • koalas
  • dancers (any type)
  • National Park art cards
  • ocean, surfing, cruise
  • 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 and plaids

  • 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!


captkristi rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #13 on Mar 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the fun envelope of goodies. I love the little envelopes that you used to wrangle the stickers and embellishments. Great swap!! Thanks for joining!!
JenZen5 rated for LSRUS-Pretty In Pink-USA on Mar 4, 2021
Comment: What a beautifully decorated envelope. I love the fish. Unfortunately the envelope arrived split open on the bottom so I'm not sure how much I received. But I do love the things that arrived Thank you!
Response: So sorry the envelope split open! I guess I better go bach to adding more tape to edges.
Autist rated for DGF: 1oz of goodies on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: What a lovely assortment of items! They are all very useful! And so very Disney!! Thanks for doing this swap with me!! Cheers.
bluerose3 rated for LSRUS-Trading ATC'S (USA) on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Hi! Thank you for the amazing goodies you sent me for this swap! So kind of you! I love everything and I am glad you liked this swap. Thank you again!
CraftyTara rated for AAA: Clear the Stash #2 on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATCs and backgrounds and extra of both!!
mamajoy rated for Food! #2 on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Fun ad cards. Interestingly, the Smirnoff Vodka card shows a Cleveland Browns football helmet. Did you send that on purpose? Thanks, Shirley for hosting ad card swaps.
Johanna51 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #209 on Feb 24, 2021
Comment: I love all your postcards and the extra too. Thank you so much for such good choices.
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and for the private swap.
jules4534 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #29 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: .Thank you so much for the great postcards!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards - the horse racing card reminds me of when I worked at the LA County Fair in Pomona. I worked in the schools exhibit - Education Expo, which was under the grandstand, so on my lunch break I would sneak up and bet on the horses! :) Take care and have a wonderful day! Oh, I LOVE the vintage Roosevelt stamp!!! <3
lovesreward rated for NYUP: 3 B/W Postcards #2 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards - I love all 3! Recently my kitties decided to chew up most of my "love" postcards so I appreciate the wedding card, the piano is so cool and oh my goodness the "wall decor" 1950's card is hilarious! Thanks for the nice swap, and I love the vintage stamps on the envelope - I did not know the Cosby Show was on a stamp! Take care!
dawnakaulen rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #209 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for another great swap. I agree on our weather- my parents are in TX and it is a nightmare there right now.
basykes rated for Theatre AD cards on Feb 18, 2021
Comment: fascinating plays! Thanks.
Comment: Hi Shirley and thank you for the Polariod embellishments I received from you. This was really a fun project and the ones you made turned out so well. I love the effect of the vellum, and I don't have any netting but love how it looks in the one you used. Lovely papers and embellishments as well. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Choose One on Feb 13, 2021
Comment: BEAUTY of Beauty and the Beast!!! SO FUN!! Thank you for the fun envelope of goodies! I love everything and it will go to good use! xx Happy Valentine's Day! xGabi
TryshaH81 rated for SSM: February 5 sheet sticker swap on Feb 12, 2021
Comment: I dunno about those snowflakes lol thank you for a lovely swap! Happy Swapping
camelsamba rated for A Memorable Ad Card #2 on Feb 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cheerful postcard! That restaurant sounds like a place my husband and I would enjoy.
dally rated for WIYM: Clear the Stash ATC on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great variety of cards and backgrounds!
AZmom875 rated for Event Ads # 2 on Feb 4, 2021
Comment: Great cards. They are keepers. Thanks for hosting.

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OrigamiGrace on Feb 5, 2021:

Thank you so much for all the nice pcs from tag at CPG!! Love them!!

susieq11 on Jan 27, 2021:

Thank you for the well wishes!!! I’m doing pretty good, still a little tired but moving around and doing what I can! Hope all’s well for you too! xoxo

Zefaniya on Jan 9, 2021:

Thanks for the CPg pick 2!

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas, Shirley! ♥

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:



bluehairedmary on Dec 19, 2020:

Received the CPG Who Likes tag! Thanks for the great cards! Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

user1664 on Dec 17, 2020:

Thank you for the 3 b/w postcards I tagged you for in Postcard Hideout. All very cool. I especially loved the NYC postcard!

LavenderSprinkles on Dec 17, 2020:

Thank you very much for the well wishes!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 8, 2020:

Happy December!!


OrigamiGrace on Dec 2, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely origami papers from Envie of Randomness tag!! I love them!!

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