Swap-bot Time: October 19, 2018 7:21 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: October 19, 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!


Lonestarchild rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #39 on Oct 19, 2018
Comment: Such great cards! And big thanks for the extra child one!
pahasiga rated for ISS: 3 Postcards to 3 partners on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Stargazer008 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #156 on Oct 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard collection. And now have a nice evening.
Bavarija rated for ISS: 3 Postcards to 3 partners on Oct 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for nice cards!
Mekenzie rated for ISS: 3 Postcards to 3 partners on Oct 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I liked the butterfly one!
rogo09 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #12 on Oct 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much.
simcoe54 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #165 on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks for another great selection of postcards.
laterdayze rated for Quick Swap - Halloween on Sep 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the all Halloween Goodies! :D
MadeByRori rated for WIYM: Stickers in September on Sep 23, 2018
Comment: Yay!! Thank you so much for the awesome stickers. Lots of new favorites here 💖
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #165 on Sep 23, 2018
Comment: Nice artsy collection - thanks, Shirley!
susieq11 rated for IFM: Mix It Up! on Sep 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the stack of fab postcards!! Love the hare and the one that looks like crossstich! Well, I love all of them, who am I fooling!? Ha ha! Thanks for the extra ESB one - very cool!! XOXO
Conni59 rated for CPG ~ Random Envie of Dots on Sep 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the fun dots!
mellyrose89 rated for Scavenger Hunt on Sep 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcards!
Comment: Shirley: Thanks so much for my Scavenger Hunt items. The colorful envelope was adorable. Not sure if you made or bought it. It was filled with enjoyable items and funny postcard. Not only will I try the recipe for Italian bread sticks but will visit the postcard site, postcardfair.com. Good swap! luckylynnl
Comment: Yay! Two new map pcs for my collection. Thanks!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #33 on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great scavenger hunt postcards and the stamp!!!!!
Ciska76 rated for Handmade Envelopes - August 2018 on Sep 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for all envelopes. Love them all. Cannot wait to use them for my swaps.
Comment: Really I mean no offence, Shirley, but the favorite part of this swap from you was the sheep/llama mini note -- too cute!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #34 on Sep 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the scavenger hunt cards & extra, Shirley. Glad you’re getting cooler weather. Wish I could say the same. We’re just keeping a wary eye out for hurricanes here!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Back to School Scavenger Hunt on Sep 7, 2018
Comment: I do love some Roald Dahl. :)

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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

simcoe54 on Jul 25, 2018:

Thanks for the postage stamps that you enclosed with the postcard train.

Paige1900 on Jul 13, 2018:

These enclosure envies came today, they are fantastic!!! Thank you so much! I love them.

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