Swap-bot Time: October 22, 2019 7:37 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: October 22, 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
  • children/motherhood


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


  • 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.


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
  • 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)


  • 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!


angdiane rated for GDF: Strictly Disney Swap! on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Disney ephemera Shirley! I love the vintage looking Disneyland stickers! The postcard too <3
CWarner rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #17 on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Great selection of cards, Shirley -- thanks so much!
justmesks rated for Two Maps and a Non-Touristy PC #7 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you and thanks for the extra card.
Elizaveta rated for Mix It Up!! - September 2019 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cards!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt - Fall/Autumn #4 on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Lovely fall postcards. Thanks! and the stamp :)
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the private swap.
Poohtat rated for PH: Postcards + an Item on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
Comment: Loved the pocketletter.. am also a cute Halloween person over the scary ones.. my 5 y.o is into transformers these days and decided to be a bumble bee!
CWarner rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For Pcs #78 on Oct 12, 2019
Comment: Great cards, Shirley-thanks so much!
Comment: Thanks for the nice variety! Happy fall!
Gnoe rated for EJ: 10 Bits of VINTAGE Ephemera #4 on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a lovely array of ephemera. Can't choose a fave: the wee "best wishes card? the strawberry label? the B&W photo of the ladies on the sofa? Thanks so much for adding the donkey stamp!! <3
mamajoy rated for Map PC Scavenger Hunt #10 on Oct 8, 2019
Comment: Lucky you to visit NZ! Great maps. Love the stamps too. Thanks
Eulegirl rated for Scavenger 30 T/F on Oct 7, 2019
Comment: wow! I love that cat one! I think the true statement is skydiving.
Response: I could not jump out of an airplane for anything!!!!! One of my kids might. Before Trump was even a candidate (just an ordinary billionaire doing the TV show The Apprentice) I was the Tour Guide for his wife and young son at Disneyland one day. Trump called to ask his son what rides he'd been on so far, and asked to speak to their Guide (me.) He was sharp enough to even address me by name, asking me if his son was having fun and telling me to make sure they had a great day. I just said a sentence or two and that was it - didn't know I was speaking with a future President!
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks for the private swap.
Comment: Fantastic postcard and I love all the different stamps! Thanks for taking time to read my profile and find something that I would like!
user6937 rated for PH: Famous People on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I wouldn't have pictures Roald Dahl like that :)
Comment: Thank you so much for these GREAT postcards! I enjoy them all! Thanks again!
misscorina rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #8 on Sep 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing postcards and going through my wish list. I love them all!
Comment: Love the PC;S you chose for me, especially the Women;s Day of Prayer painting.. Thanks for sharing. bearnbabs
user6937 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #75 on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: I love to cruise, too! Thanks for the wooly mammoth pc - it's great :)

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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.

justmesks on Jun 18, 2019:

Thanks for your thank you comment. My grand daughters are collecting state flowers, state birds, stte capitals, Disney and animals or anything touristy. Thank you for helping them.

tcornell on Jun 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for all the goodies that you sent for the CPG Pick 2 tag!

lou on Jun 2, 2019:

Happy 5-years on Swap-Bot!

Ciska76 on May 28, 2019:

Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards for the ISS: i offer tag. I love impressionist paintings. And the dumbo postcard is so adorable. Perfect choice! My son will love the stickers. He loves Mickey. Thank you ๐Ÿ’•

OrigamiGrace on May 7, 2019:

Thank you for the wonderful pcs from Who Likes Tag at CPG!

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