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Last Online: June 17, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

I am very allergic to cigarette smoke so please don't send packages that are reeking of smoke!


To my recipients:

My post office is understaffed and overwhelmed right now and everything has to be sent to Seattle for sorting and postmarking, so it may be several days after I send for it to be postmarked.

I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS. If you don't get something within two weeks of the send date, send me a message. If something is damaged, missing, or didn't have enough postage, send me a message. If anything is wrong with a swap package, let me know so I can fix it. If you have a complaint, please send a pm instead of putting it in the rating comments.

However, remember that once a package goes into the PO, I no longer have control over it! Also mail from my town goes to a regional center for sorting and postmarking, so the postmark date may not be the same day that I put it in the mail.

If you get a swap from me please let me know that you received it! I don't care about the ratings, I just want to know that you got the swap.

I often send extra stuff because I have it or because I want to ~ its not for getting a heart.


To my sending partners: You do not have to spend extra money for Priority shipping just to get it to me faster. If you send it by the "send by" date that's good enough for me. I can wait for regular mailing.** If you keep the package below 13 ounces you can send it First Class and it will be much less expensive.**

If you send to me and don't get rated by me, or hear from me, that means that I didn't get the package. I ALWAYS RATE WHENEVER I RECEIVE A SWAP PACKAGE.

I'm pretty generous about giving hearts but they are not given for "extras", but for a swap that is "extra special". Which most of them have turned out to be!

A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT AWESOME PACKAGES AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE RATED AND GIVEN ME A HEART!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~




My favorite swaps to do are handmade crafts and craft supplies. I love de-stash swaps! I really enjoy making things and sharing my craft stash with my partners. Its fun to read profiles and find things that my partners will like.

My home is in the state of Washington, east of Seattle, in the woods - out of town, on a hill. Its great to be up here when its flooding, but not when its icy and we have to drive down.

I was born in Arizona and grew up there. I have also lived in Southern California and Oregon before coming here.

I am mainly a ceramic artist but love doing all kinds of arts and crafts. I love craft materials - I'm a craft material addict. Also I like making recycled art and altered art out of all kinds of junk. I used to be a teacher and really loved doing all kinds of art projects with the children, using recycled materials.

After taking years of ceramic classes I decided to be a professional ceramic artist. Its been a lot of work but also fun. But after 20 years of it, I am slowing down and taking the opportunity to do other kinds of arts and crafts. This year I am getting to do a lot of online art classes.

I recycle, reuse, reswap, and regift. I don't usually reswap handmade items unless they are supposed to be sent on, like a card. I consider anything handmade to be a treasure.

I'm not real picky about what I get as far as craft materials or other swap items, I can find a use for almost anything. I would prefer that you send recycled things or things from your stash rather than spending money buying new stuff. And if you don't have something on my list, feel free to send something else. The following is just a guideline. I won't hate you or give you a 3 for sending something I don't like, because I usually can find someplace to use it.

MY FAVORITE COLORS are blues, turquoise & aqua, any shade of blue-green, yellow, pinks, teal green, rust, burgundy, copper. I like anything that is a transparent color. I don't like black, gray, beige, lime green or olive green. I do NOT like polka dots! ** (Black is okay for Halloween swaps though!)**


• Craft supplies - beads, charms, ribbon, lace, buttons, fabric, iridescent and metallic stuff, unusual yarns, embellishments, glitter glue, metal or glass pieces, old rusty things, vintage stuff, all kinds of paper,

• anything copper,

• windchimes, bells, suncatchers, mobiles,

• mountains & rocks,

• ocean stuff,

• trees, leaves (esp.maple leaf shapes, but not real leaves cuz I have too many of those already. Ha ha you should see my yard in the fall!),

• fairies and angels,

• spirals, swirls, waves, squiggles,

• heart designs, flowers

• furry animals, (I hate reptiles, frogs, insects, & spiders)

• Southwestern designs - the American desert, Native American, or Mexican - (but NOT howling coyotes, lizards, snakes, cattle skulls, Kokopelli, Frida Kahlo, or Day of the Dead stuff)

• I like bird images, but not chickens, roosters, ducks, or geese. (I like the real ones but not the images for crafts or decor.)

• For Halloween I like cute ghosts and pumpkins and cats. Nothing ugly or scary. NO skulls or skeletons, please!

• For Christmas, my favorite things are nativity scenes, angels, trees, bells, stockings,ornaments & snowflakes. I love glitter, not loose, but glued on cards and ornaments. .....Actually, I like Christmas things any time of the year! ..... I am a Christian so love religious themes for Christmas.

However I am not offended by things from other religions. I enjoy studying and learning things about all religions.

• My favorite characters are: Eeyore, Pooh, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, Garfield, Paddington Bear.

• I'm not into Kawaii, but I don't mind getting Kawaii stuff. I like cute animals like pandas, koalas, kitties, puppies, squirrels, deer, and bunnies.

• I do NOT like clowns, pirates, skulls, skeletons, monsters, scary stuff.

• I'm allergic to lots of scents - but love anything with vanilla or citrus scent. Any fruit scent is okay. NO lavender please, that really sets off my allergies.

• I don't wear makeup except for lip gloss.

• Love tea and coffee, unsweetened. Candy is good, but NO gummy candy or gum. I love black licorice and dark chocolate!! And any candy with coconut, caramel or peanut butter.

• I do not like artificial sweeteners.

• My ears are pierced and I really enjoy getting earrings. I like both silver and gold, and of course, copper. I really like dangly earrings. My jewelry sizes are 26" necklace, 8" bracelet, .


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WISHLIST: (But don't go out and buy anything, just send if it is in your stash and you don't need it anymore!)

Vintage Christmas, Halloween, Valentine, or Easter images

I need the following stickers: realistic leaves and flowers, deer, squirrels.

Leaf stickers that look like real leaves (not shiny or glittery),

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

Tulip themed items - stickers, fabric, ribbon, rubber stamp, paper, embellishments,

Textured or chunky yarn - I prefer variegated colors over plain ones

Miniature things,

Adhesive ribbon - paper or fabric

Paper lace ribbon,

Vintage lace, ribbon, or buttons

Washi tape with nature designs(leaves, trees, flowers, seashells), or hearts, or snowflakes

Washi tape in plain transparent colors,

Silk fabric or ribbon,

Stazon Re-inkers in forest green or brown,

Small pieces of transparent colored glass for mosaics or fusing (the glass can be broken or crushed, it doesn't have to be cut neatly), . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Favorite Crafts

pottery (stoneware and terracotta, functional and decorative, sculpture),
beads, jewelry, fused glass,
papercrafts (collage, greeting cards, journal pages),
weaving, sewing, crocheting
assemblage and mixed media

Favorite Music

Acoustic Guitar. Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Classic Rock, New Age Instrumental Smooth Jazz


Kitty2cats rated for CH - Tin full of Tinies! on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Hi Lisa, Thank you so much for all of the tiny surprises in the tin and all of the extras as well. I love sequins, so cute how you arranged the little bags, what an assortment! I'm having fun discovering all the variety in the tin. Very cool. Will come in handy when making dangles. Thank you for the ribbons and napkins also. This is all stuff that I will use in my crafting. Very fun!😊
JuneRosebud rated for TF: Costume Jewelry Swap on Jun 17, 2021
Comment: Wow, Lisa!! Thank you so much for a great swap! I like the pieces you picked out & loved getting the broken pieces to work with later. I must say, I am really impressed with the necklace you made! It looks quite professionally done. Thank you!!
Comment: Hello! Received your swap! Thank you for the cute flowers and for the nice packaging as well :) Happy Swapping!
SherylAM rated for Junk Journal Stash Stuff Swap on Jun 11, 2021
Comment: ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ It’s just incredible how fun your package is!! Thank you for every single item!! Very generous and kind ♥️🙋‍♀️Sheryl
Comment: Thank you for the lovely bookmarks 😁
oldsoul rated for WIYM: Blind envie #21-green on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the little package of greens.
kizzlets rated for ITW: Send Anything #2 on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Lisapotterylady, I received your awesome swap today!!!! I appreciate what you sent, thank you so so much!
Eulegirl rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter H Swap on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! Thanks for all of the delightful H items--love that Holly Hobbie!
LauraM540 rated for CH - ATC kit for May on May 28, 2021
Comment: Great Nature themed ATC kit, love all the goodies!
Kalalinga rated for FTLOC#1 Loaded Spring Envelope on May 27, 2021
Comment: Wow, thank you so much for the envelope stuffed full of goodies. You gave me some really great things and I'm very pleased!!
MisplacedfromPA rated for TF: Kitchen Related Item on May 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the hot pad, dish cloth and magnet. Love the colors you sent.
bpl76 rated for LSRU-Move my excess quick-US 2 on May 17, 2021
Comment: WOW so many things I can use thank you
CANNEKCUL rated for Support small business on May 15, 2021
Comment: Hi Lisa! Thank you so much. I love my gifts. Already put the magnets on my board. Hooked the seashell and leaf on one of my backyard flowerpots. They look cute out there!
Comment: So sorry for the delay. Thank you for the wonderful tin of items and the extras. Everything was awesome and the tin itself was an amazing item. God Bless and thank you so much......=)
mchesser12 rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter M Swap on May 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Mother's Day card, metallic papers, Mexico stickers and Christmas card fronts. Great variety!!
thequilterslink rated for ITW: Send Anything #1 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful fabrics, enbossed paper, die cuts and more! I feel spoiled!!! Thanks much.
KarenLaneWV rated for A.I.—Just Backgrounds on May 7, 2021
Comment: Wow! Thank you so much.
chimerix rated for Christmas Thrift Store Find on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun Christmas package. I don't know when the last time I had a Christmas pot holder was, and this one is so cute. The little boat ornament is super. And I really love the earrings - so pretty. The Christmas cards are great for my stash too. Aloha!
Comment: Wow!!! SO many goodies!! Thanks so much!
supersquirrel rated for WIYM: SSS - APR 2021 (USA+) on May 5, 2021
Comment: I just opened your 🌞 in my 📫 envie and I am thrilled to bits! Thank you so much for the beautiful nakpkins/tissue, snail mail images, journal cards and washi stickers - I am totally obsessed with washi stickers right now! A million ❤️s! 🐿️❤️🐿️

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grammypammy on Apr 9, 2021:


I received your Easter/Spring RAK and I loved everything.....the handmade magnet bunny is adorable, that huge Washi tape...wow! the bits and bobs of craft items I can use on different crafts, I just love it all! Thanks so much!

Hugs, Pam

JuneRosebud on Apr 8, 2021:

Lisa, Thank you so much for the fun Valentine de-stash; love the way you presented it=) RAKs Only USA

BusyB on Feb 12, 2021:

So happy you enjoyed your RAK surprise! And chocolate of course. Lol I have my silver envie you sent for Rak group out so I can play some during our snowstorm this weekend. Nothing better than hunkering down, light some candles, turn on the tunes and crafting in my pjs. Brrrr! I hope you you are doing what you love. Stay warm! Hugs, Bonnie 💛

Autist on Feb 5, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK of red and pink!! So much fun stuff!! It is perfect for my journal! Cheers!

hamsterfarm on Jan 14, 2021:


Welcome to Yarn addicts!

thequilterslink on Dec 30, 2020:

Thank you so much for the gold envelope, so many lively things. RAK group USA

AZmom875 on Dec 28, 2020:

THAT!!! was the MOST awesome silver envelope, From the RAKS only group. You have no idea how much you made my day!!!! THANK YOU!

chimerix on Dec 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for the cool beads for my stocking stuffer! They are really lovely and I will use them with love in my crafting. Aloha

BusyB on Dec 7, 2020:

Thank you very much for the awesome Christmas De-stash for November. So many fun items in here to play with. Ideas stirring up already. I can't wait until I can play in my journal with some of it and I'll be using the stickers and note cards for outgoing mail this week! Merry Christmas Lisa!


J198928 on Nov 10, 2020:

Thank you for the October RAK love I will definitely use it to scrapbook.

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