Swap-bot Time: December 9, 2019 10:21 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: December 9, 2019
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, 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!


  • 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
  • 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)

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

  • 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)

  • US National Parks (I have the most well known, including Acadia, Bryce, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Mt Ranier, Smoky Mtns, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion)

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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!


Eulegirl rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #18 on Nov 29, 2019
Comment: I like them all! Thank you so much!
doodlebugdezines rated for Two Maps + Two on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: Fun maps and extras! Appreciate them being from a different country :)
bluehairedmary rated for PH: Non-Touristy PCs #3 on Nov 18, 2019
Comment: Wonderful selection of cards! I especially love the Frank Lloyd Wright card! Thanks so much!
isabellasnow rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #81 on Nov 17, 2019
Comment: Thanks or the great cards, Shirley! My favorite is the one picturing Moraine Lake--beautiful!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #19 on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Great postcard choices & extra stamps. Thanks
Comment: Such creative ATC's Shirley!! Thank you so much for them and the pig sticker and the totally awesome Lucy stamp!! Where did you get it??
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Got the Lucy stamp years ago Edge of stamp says VIVA LAS VEGASTAMPS PO Box28024 LV NV89126 It only has that one S in the middle.
user6937 rated for NYUP: Animal/people mix-up on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap, Shirley - nice seeing you in my mailbox again! I think I'll send the duck pc to my grandson; hope it makes him smile.
bluerose3 rated for CPG QUICKIE: 20 Stickers - US Only on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Nice selections :)
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Shirley, you are the Best! Thanks for the ATC's and all the Clown stuff! Love it! I hope you are safe from the fires and those Santa Ana winds!
Ciska76 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 26 on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your envelope full with surprises. Love all you’ve sent! 💕
mb58ca rated for It's Time to Relax on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pcs. And the cool bookmark!
Comment: Shirley, I love all the owls!!! Thank you so much. And for the Starbucks cards!!!! Awesome!!!! New to me, yes! The LA one is really nice! It got cold here all of a sudden Halloween night. I’m looking forward to Spring, LOL! Glad you’re safe from the fires there. It is so devastating. Thank you again for another lovely swap. : )
susieq11 rated for Handmade Envelopes - October 2019 on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes (and the extra!!) - I love all the papers you used!! Thank you for joining!! XOXO
simcoe54 rated for Mix It Up! - October 2019 on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard selection and the extra stamps.
Bavarija rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #9 on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for nice card!!
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #180 on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cards and the extra, Shirley! Nice variety in these!
Lorabora rated for NYUP - vehicles on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you 😊 love the vintage international cards! And I enjoy the ATC too!
debbiespoms rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #180 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you thank you for awesome postcards! I love them! Esp. the wolf. Which is going to my save file, hee!
MamaMangrove rated for Vocabulary Postcard Swap #7 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: These vocabulary swaps are such fun & I love the cards you chose. I thought it hilarious that your "bootless" man was also literally without his boots! You did indeed previously send the octo-woman (or someone did, I'm no good at keeping track) but that's quite all right as it's such a cool card & now I can share. And yes, it's still too hot & humid here for my liking. I keep waiting for it to dip below 70's at night so I can open the windows & turn off the $%#@* AC !

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tcornell on Nov 26, 2019:

Thank you for the note cards and sticker sheets that you sent for the CPG Pick 2 US tag!

noname13 on Nov 22, 2019:

Thanks for the 4 profile based postcards for Cheap Postage Tag You're It - Global

Lorabora on Nov 18, 2019:

Thank you for the  scenic postcards from 4 different countries for postcard hideout tag! Great cards, I enjoy them all.

Lorabora on Nov 18, 2019:
grammypammy on Oct 27, 2019:

Thank you for the Pic 2 Tag from Cheap Postage Swaps, Tags & Fun. I love what you sent!

Lonestarchild on Oct 8, 2019:

Thank you for the fun animal cards for the CPG Who Likes Tag!

phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

LauraM540 on Sep 10, 2019:

Thanks for the Summer and Christmas goodies from the Pick 2 Tag

justmesks on Aug 8, 2019:

Shirley Emma got her card this week. Thank you so much for sending to both girls.

justmesks on Aug 2, 2019:

Shirley, Ella got her Disney card yesterday. Thanks so much for helping her with her collection.

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