Swap-bot Time: August 16, 2018 5:42 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: August 15, 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!


Akanksha23 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #31 on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcards.. loved the Disneyland ticket and Mickey stamp on the envelop!
Comment: What a fun envelope! I really LOVE those old photos, too. Thanks for brightening up my mail box! PS: I peeked at your profile, too ๐Ÿ˜€
rogo09 rated for Two Maps and a Non-Touristy PC #5 on Aug 11, 2018
Comment: Hi Shirley, Absolutely awesome postcards! Thank you so much. Happy Swapping.
mb58ca rated for It's Personal on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Awesome PCs! And a zillion thanks for the vintage mailbox card!!!!!
LadyJo rated for PH: Yahtzee With Postcards on Aug 8, 2018
Comment: Loved your picks! My favorite the truck one! Your envelope was also neat with the duck! Thank you!
Elizaveta rated for Mix It Up! #8 on Aug 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the so great cards for my collection! :)
grannysimpson rated for Quick Swap - Your Choice on Aug 4, 2018
rogo09 rated for PH: Something IN the Sky on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Hi Shirley, thank you for the awesome postcards and the frog is sooooo cool. I love it. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ŠThank you for your kind words on my Masters. I'm so excited. Have a great weekend.๐Ÿ˜Š
616julieb rated for Scavenger Hunt - 3 on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! Wishing you well from Michigan :)
RachelSwaps rated for 3 Blank Map PCs #7 on Jul 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! I absolutely love the ad card you included as well!
Comment: Lovely creative art! Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the cards. Will made a good addition to my swap box.
goinjenny rated for PH: Rhyming Postcards on Jul 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you
ArtExpress rated for CPG Blue Flat Envie - US only on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: thanks! will put to good use! :-)
fluffyjunk rated for CPG Summer Fun ATCs - Global on Jul 21, 2018
Comment: Wow... Your ATCs are so beautiful! The melon looks delicious but the fishing card is my favorit! It is super creative! Thank you SO much!!! I hade not really a chance to look at the stickers for my son. He was so happy to have Mickey Mouse to put on his room walls! Thank you - you made the little boy so happy!
Comment: Thank you for the little postcard collection! And now have a wonderful summer!
user6937 rated for NYUP 4 pcs in an envie #11 on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks for another great private swap.
Poohtat rated for PH: Days in the Life Of on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Lovely postcards and thanks for telling me about what they represent.

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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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user6937 on Jul 10, 2018:

Pick 2 tag: NIP enamel shapes and 2 postcards have arrived! Thank you :)

LauraM540 on Jul 9, 2018:

Thanks for the envie of summer ephemera from the Cheap Postage Tag!!

TeaNi on Jun 6, 2018:

Thank you

for the wonderful assortment of kitty ephemera for my May wishlist- love it! :)

noname13 on Jun 2, 2018:

Thanks a lot for the Birthday Card, the postcards and the stickers for the Make a wish! wishlist MAY


Duckygirl on May 29, 2018:

Thank you so very much for the pug postcard and washi tape! Love the pug postcard!!!

OrigamiGrace on May 26, 2018:

Thank you so much for the sea themed embellies and twine from my May wishlist at the Wishlist group!

susieq11 on May 15, 2018:

Thank you for the wishes for May Make A Wish! I opened it a few days after my birthday because I was on vacation. I love the postcards! : ) Hope your birthday was nice. Mine was perfect! Couldnโ€™t ask for more!! XOXO Hugs to you!

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