Swap-bot Time: December 16, 2018 9:45 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: December 4, 2018
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, Deception, Amazing Race, NYC, Broadway, France, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, art museums & history. My favorite travels have been to France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Barcelona, London and the Cotswolds, Yosemite and Kauai.

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!)

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) So far I have ones that say Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County CA & California, FL, Seattle, Portland, Las Vegas, Dallas, Houston, London & Tokyo ! (And they do change designs each year, so OK to send any of these really.)


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


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
  • Golden Books (especially looking for Little Man of Disneyland) Love the 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
  • Cosmo Cricket
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Stampington & Co
  • for Kawaii I like owls, Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Mickey Mouse
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Eloise Wilkin
  • Beatrix Potter
  • Alain Gree
  • twill tape (plain or with words)
  • gelatos
  • glitter mist
  • misters
  • stick-on enamel dots
  • all things blue (esp. aqua, turquoise & sky blue)
  • old photos
  • French postage stamps
  • images of typewriters, fountain pens, cameras
  • pressed flowers
  • glassine bags
  • quirky little items to add to journal pages
  • airmail & snail mail themes
  • bookplates
  • view master reels, especially Disney related!
  • paper dolls

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)

  • any Bibliophilia:100 literary postcards

  • 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
  • penguins
  • 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; not much into tea. Crazy about polka dots!

  • LOVE Christmas and put up 5 trees: an angel tree, a Mickey Mouse tree, a family tree with ornaments from our vacations, ones our kids made in school, etc., a mini tree with ornaments from our trip to the Christmas Markets in Europe and a vintage tree with ornaments from the 30's,40's & 50's!

THANKS for taking time to read my profile!


jayneblonde002 rated for PH: Words With 4 Letters on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcards and the extra letter writing paper and envelope. The stamps are also amazing. Just maybe not staple things in future as the mark left from the staple is quite obvious on the cards and paper and ruins them a little.
TessyT rated for This Is Me - 2 on Nov 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the chance of getting to know you!
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #158 on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for another great postcard assortment.
soccer8s rated for PH: Choose the Types on Nov 20, 2018
Comment: Creative and thanks for the extra!
Lonestarchild rated for PH: Words With 3 Letters on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Great cards -- love the One Planet one. Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful postcards for our private swap.
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #158 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Love love love them! The dogs are so cute! Thanks tons, Shirley! xoxo
Comment: Love the PC's and the envelope!
Comment: Thanks for the fun circus themed envie and the great variety of Christmas cards. I got one from a Jewish friend once that pictured Santa Claus & a Rabbi saying "Merry Hanukkah & Happy Christmas."
Comment: Fun stuff -- thank you!
simcoe54 rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #16 on Nov 10, 2018
Comment: Wonderful postcards - thanks for them and the extra stamps :)
veronicallama rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Nov 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, Shirley!
Bavarija rated for Non-Touristy Postcards on Nov 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #40 on Nov 1, 2018
Comment: Loved the great envie for starters, then the nice selection of cards for the scavenger hunt. The original of that Dali painting hangs in the Dali Museum in nearby St Petersburg & never fails to mesmerize me. Love the “quirky eyes” extra! Thank you, Shirley.
Comment: Hi Shirley, Thank you so much for the delightful assortment of postcards. Yes, you certainly did cater to my favourites. Best wishes from Jenny.
ericabella rated for NYUP USA Only #40 on Oct 29, 2018
Comment: Hi Shirley! Thank you so much for the Piep Piper card. I love it!
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards . I love the Pluto card and the mosaic women in bikinis made me laugh. Wishing you quiet seas on your cruise. Have a great trip.
michelemb12 rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #11 on Oct 29, 2018
Noodles84 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on Oct 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all the postcards! I appreciate the extra you threw in as well. I love them all and there’s a couple I can’t wait to use!! 💕
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful selection of postcards and for the private swap.

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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!

user6937 on Aug 23, 2018:

August Wishes - Shirley, thank you SO much for the 22 Washi tape samples I received from you today; it was very thoughtful of you! I'm beginning to get quite a few different samples, for which I'm very grateful :)

rogo09 on Aug 11, 2018:

Thank you Shirley for the decorated envelope. You are so sweet in adding your artistic talents to the package. I love receiving such beautiful, happy mail. Thank you again

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