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Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: December 5, 2021
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful girls. My oldest is 17 and going into her senior year.. My youngest is 15 and a sophmore. They are as different as night and day, My oldest is a sporty girl, a deep thinker, a reader, a writer and an old soul. My youngest is talkative, outgoing, loves to dance, perform and be creative. I married my college sweetheart and was widowed young. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations, including a mother/daughter one .

My Crafty Life

Paper Crafts, Cardmaking, Sewing, Jewelry Making ( I make jewelry from reclaimed vintage findings, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage. If it is paper arts, I probably have thrown some vintage sheet music or old wallpaper in the mix. If I am sewing I am probably trying to salvage the remains of some vintage textile I have drug home. Some things speak to me right away, and others stay with me for many years before they find their voice.

Things I Read

  • Books; I love to read! I read everything from Chic Lit and Biographies to Crime Novels. Harlan Coben, Lee Childs,Mary Kay Andrews, Janet Evanovich, or any other Murder, Mayhem and Mystery! But no bookmarks please, I never use them!

I also love podcasts! Armchair Expert, The Moth, My Favorite Murder, Crime Junkie, Don't ask Tig, Smartless, Literally, Dateline, and my daughter's podcast Talk2Me are some of my favorites! Let me know if you have one I should try!

My Home/My Style

  • Farmhouse Chic, Antique, distressed style, faded linens, Boho Chic and chipped paint are my jam.

  • Favorite colors, all shades of grays, orange, robins egg blue, pink, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, teal, turquoise, and black.

  • Favorite scents...I like "clean" fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore, pine etc.

A Few of My Favorite Things


  • Vintage buttons

  • Vintage laces and trims

  • Millinery and Fabric flowers

  • Embellishments

  • Vintage ephemera

  • Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry

  • Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms

  • Collage sheets

  • Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items

  • Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps

  • Anything Tim Holtz

  • Glass tiles for jewelry making

  • Old game pieces (especially with the letters L,H,E & C)

  • Old silver plated forks and spoons

  • French themed ephemera & embellishments

  • Washi tapes

  • Day of the Dead and sugar skulls

  • Frida

  • Altered Art Supplies

  • Sloths

  • Tea-I like fruity tea like lemon, peach etc.

  • Milk Chocolate I love licorice (red and black),Caramel, Butterscotch, Runts and sweet tarts are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 17 She loves quotes, boho, FFA, and ski team for school. She loves to read, crafts, and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 15 her favorite colors are shades of yellow, blues, and corals. .She loves, crafting, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Hamilton, & llamas.

Their school colors are red and gold and her school mascot is a panther

You can always send stuff for the girls in place of me or choose things from their likes instead of my personal likes :o)

No Thank You

  • Scarves, they are pretty but I don't wear them

*Address labels. I ship all of my mail metered which included the return address.

*Stickers, unless they are vintage inspired (like Tim Holtz) I don't use them.

  • Little kid things, cutesy things.

*Cute Halloween items, we like it creepy and spooky over here ;o)

  • Stuffed animals (we have way too many)

  • Coffee, or Hot Chocolate

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

  • Dottee, Skinny, Inchies etc (It is not that I dislike them, just that I do not do them)

*Confetti, Punchies, or Sequins

*crochet dish towels or dish rags

*Dark or white chocolate, Hershey’s chocolates, fruit filled chocolate, snickers.

************** FLAKERS!!!!******************

** Hall of Shame: **

Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25

PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL


Comment: OMGoodness! The ornament is absolutely perfect!!! I am thrilled beyond words. It's a wonderful addition to my year round tree. I really appreciate the patches and HM card that you sent as extras. Thank you for such an amazing swap!
bostianh rated for CH - Share Some Winter Goodies on Dec 3, 2021
Comment: Again WOW! Thank you so much for everything, I again came home to the most incredible happy mail. The wood snowman/stamp is absolutely staying on my desk for the season and I am excited to try the new color of ink on winter theme goodies. Thank you again for going above and beyond.♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Comment: Thank you for the gift. I'm holding onto it for Christmas. Mele Kalikimaka!
bostianh rated for FTLOC#1-Move my excess quick -US on Dec 2, 2021
Comment: OH MY GOODNESS! WOW! I am absolutely stunned by the swap you sent. It felt like Christmas day when I opened it. Thank you so very much, there are SO many amazing things I am ecstatic to play with. You are too kind and I appreciate your generosity and kindness. Have an absolutely beautiful day. ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️5 Heart review
Response: You are so kind :o) I was happy to share!
Comment: Hi Lesley, today your swap arrived and I was so happy! I love the pouch you made a lot and all the lovely goodies. It is really loaded. It didn’t even fit in my mailbox, the mailwoman had to ring on the door. Thank you very much for your gorgeous mail. I wish you a very merry Christmas!
mymerakidesk rated for MAE: ✂️ Craft It Up on Nov 29, 2021
Comment: What a wonderful swap I received today. Your flipbook looked professionally made, I couldn’t believe it’s your 1st time making it! And I loooved all the goodies you included, esp. the authentic vintage postcard 🤩 it went to my treasure box rightaway. Thank YOU. Wishing ypu wonderful days of crafting. I’d give you 10 ❤️s if I could. ❤️🧡💛💚 Xx Serviana
SassyCat rated for Wooden Round Christmas Ornament on Nov 27, 2021
Comment: Nice job! I love the bling! Mahalo
Comment: Thank you for the tags and bookmark. We ARE all mad here! ☕ 🐛
Comment: That was special. I esp liked the small letters, I use them on atcs often.
Comment: So many fun goodies! Thank you, I especially love the bag of mixed random items, so many fun things to use in my junk journals, than you!
Response: Mixed bags of random treasure are always my favorite :o)
Comment: WHAT??? I can't believe you sent me Sizzix dies!! I pulled them out first and I actually had to stand up and walk away I was so amazed. I calmed down and finished with your AMAZING pile of ephemera. Thank you so much for such a generous and thoughtful swap ❤️🐿️❤️
Response: Thinlets! I saw you were a fan so I thought I would pass them on :o) Glad it was a good mail day for you!!
Comment: O M G! Where do I start? The border punch! The buttons! The Christmas project pack! The stamps! All the ephemera! This was a wonderful gift! Buckets full of hearts for you! Thank you so much and Happy swapping always! 💖💝💘💌
Comment: Thanks so much. I'm holding onto it for Christmas. Aloha
Comment: Absolutely loved everything you sent, thank you!! I will for sure be using the glitters for future ATC swaps. The Tim holtz ephemera stickers will certainly be used for journaling. The book I’m taking with me in a business trip in the next two weeks. The assortment of playing cards are a bonus, will definitely use that for junk journaling. Yay, thank you! :)
Comment: SO amazing! Thank you. A funny thing: before opening the kit, I kept looking at the oddly shaped item. Is it an ice skate? An iron? Given the color scheme I decided it was a skate. When I opened the package I had to chuckle at my own whimsy: it was an ink pad. :) Thanks again, and thank you for reading my profile!
Response: Haha, I thing they look like irons too, but I love how the shape is easy to hold and can get into little corners. Have fun!
Comment: Hello Lesley! :-) Thank you so much for this amazing swap! I am SO in love with this ice cream box. I've already gone back and forth in my mind, "what if I cut it up to use as a journal cover and I screw it up!!!" I'd literally cry. I will make good use of it though, FOR SURE!!! I love all the other junk journal ephemera just as much. It was such a joy to open! Have a wonderful holiday season!!
Response: I am so glad! I thought that would be a fun piece to use!
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-Profile surprise -US on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you love the washie !!
ChrisD rated for Christmas Keepsake Box on Oct 27, 2021
Comment: Absolutely delightful. You did an amazing job!!!! I love the box and the stamps. A million thanks to you.
Crafty rated for TAG SWAP 2 for 2: HALLOWEEN on Oct 17, 2021
Comment: Just arrived back from a long weekend away -- first time in more than 2 years! And I found your Halloween tags & goodies waiting for me! Thank you so much for the wonderful tags & extras -- I will have to make a Halloween journal to keep them in. Stay safe!
Comment: thank you for al the nice ephemera items.

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bostianh on Dec 3, 2021:

You did it again, I am shocked and amazed with the many beautiful things you sent me for Share Some Winter Goodies. Thank you again for being an awesome swap partner.

bostianh on Dec 2, 2021:

Oh my goodness thank you so much for the beautiful swap you sent for FTLOC#1 - Move my excess quick - US. I am still in aw with how many beautiful things you sent.💖

OrigamiGrace on Oct 20, 2021:

Just stopping by to say...


kiddomerriweather on Aug 10, 2019:

Oooh! I really like the name Boojangles! His name is no longer Jack.

user6937 on Mar 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stars ATC that @slewis234 never sent. The card is so very nice (front AND back), and your kindness is appreciated!

sassafrass on Feb 21, 2019:

I'm loving the wonderful creative swaps you always seem to have going in Shabby Chateau! I'm looking forward to when life is more caught up and I can join in! Love your creativity!

Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

I think of you often, hope you're doing well!

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

wickedred on Nov 9, 2012:

Leslie your such a sweet thing thank you for the lovely inspire me tag every piece will find a home on one of my creations

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