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shirleyinCA

shirleyinCA
Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: February 21, 2019
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States

ME

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. 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!

  • TRYING HARD TO COLLECT City/state/international STARBUCKS CARDS (no $ left on them, just the cards) And they do change designs each year, so OK to send any.

FAVORITE ART THEMES

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

FAVE THINGS ON MY WISH LIST

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
  • 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
  • the original Mickey Mouse Club
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Postage stamps/bookmarks/postcards featuring children's literature or Disney

Also:

  • 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
  • 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
  • misters
  • stick-on enamel dots
  • French postage stamps
  • 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.

DO NOT NEED

any bug/insect themes, stationery, notecards, ribbon, lace, buttons, recipe cards, magnets, post-its, quotes.

FOR POSTCARD SWAPS

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 of watercolor art by Chihiro Iwasaki

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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)

RANDOM

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

  • 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.

THANKS for taking time to read my profile!

Ratings

EmmaLouLoves rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #2 on Feb 21, 2019
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Comment: Hey Shirley, thank you for the stickers and the little extras. :) Em.
Trinket rated for QUICK Sticker Sheets swap #2 on Feb 20, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for my stickers for this swap, great stamps and tape on the outside envie too. I really like the rose stickers and will be using them in an upcoming roleplaying game as rewards.
grannysimpson rated for QUICK 4 Postcards Swap #1 on Feb 17, 2019
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neea1989 rated for QUICK 5 Postcards in an Envie #3 on Feb 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you! ♡
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Comment: Fabulous!! Love the Amsterdam PC. I’ve been to Centraal Station. Fond memories.
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Comment: Thank you for the post cards! Greetings from Germany :)
choke rated for Two Blank Map PCs (USA/Canada) #3 on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for checking my collection!
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards! I especially love the monet one! Cheers 💕
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Comment: Great cards -- thank you!
dawnakaulen rated for PH: A-Z Word Hunt #1 on Feb 1, 2019
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Comment: All great choices, and thank you too for the Disney bonus!
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and for the private swap.
Villagegreen rated for I'm Seeing Red on Jan 30, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for the great selection of post cards. Mickey mouse for ever! Hope that you are not caught up in this polar vortex. On BBC News they have just shown a man in Minnesota throwing the contents of a bucket of water in the air and the water freezing as it comes down. Very impressive it was! Best wishes
banjobraids rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #14 on Jan 30, 2019
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Comment: Very cool postcards! I especially love the extra and the mosaic card. THANKS! :):):)
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #163 on Jan 29, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for another envie of amazing postcards.
dawnakaulen rated for PH: Words With 7 Letters on Jan 28, 2019
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Comment: All great choices, thank you!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #163 on Jan 25, 2019
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Comment: Thank you very much for all the profile related postcards!!! The Venice one is gorgeous. Love the deer - that’s a new one for me!! All are perfect. Big hugs!!! xoxo Have a nice weekend!
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Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
simcoe54 rated for PTG: Scavenger Hunt #51 on Jan 24, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for the amazing postcards and I always love the postage stamps!!
Lonestarchild rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #3 on Jan 18, 2019
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Comment: These are great -- really like the duck/goose one! And fun envie too! Thank you!
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Comment: I love the Mickey mouse sticker!

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Comments

MSturgill87 on Feb 20, 2019:

Thank you for the 100 stickers RAK! Some great ones to add to my collection!

simcoe54 on Jan 25, 2019:

I've set up our private swap

simcoe54 on Nov 15, 2018:

I've set up our private swap

simcoe54 on Nov 13, 2018:

Check out your messages - I've sent you one.

simcoe54 on Oct 10, 2018:

CPG: Pick 2 - Global -- Thanks for the animal postcards and postage stamps! Perfect for my collections.

zurdoswifey on Oct 2, 2018:

Thanks so much for the Sept AATW wishes...everything was great and loved the clear envie

susieq11 on Sep 14, 2018:

Hi Shirley!! Thank you for sending to me for AATW September! I love the postcards, pig card and sweet little stickers! Pretty envelope too. Just perfect! Thank you very much!!! XXXX

anicka22 on Aug 31, 2018:

And I am in love with the couture stickers from graphic 45! Thank you again.

anicka22 on Aug 30, 2018:

Thank you very much for the lovely birthdaycard and graphic papers for my make a wishlist. They are awesomeand you made me so happy!

satinification on Aug 27, 2018:

Thank you very much for the lovely RAK with postcards :) The scratch and sniff stamp is so cool! I love unusual things like that. My favorite pc is the vintage one with music. Have a great day!

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