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Last Online: September 25, 2021

Country: United States
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About Me

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


Jjean rated for CH - Decorative cards - fronts only on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: So many nice cards..... thank you...
rkassman rated for CH: Buttons, Beads, and Charms on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beads, buttons, and charms! I've already got projects in process that some of them will make perfect additions to!
Comment: Thank you so much!! It looks like lots of fun and variety!
Rosie2766 rated for LSRUS Floral Scavenger Hunt on Sep 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the flower stuff!!!
Comment: Oh Lisa, this is so pretty! I do so love fall! Thank you
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the cool fall stuff! I love everything:)
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Stickers #2- US on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: THank you for all the nice stickers!!
mcorbus rated for A.I. - Journal Card -Maps on Sep 12, 2021
Comment: I love it, thank you so much :)
Jjean rated for WIYM: SSS - AUG 2021 (USA+) on Sep 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice items..They will be used.. I plan to hand stich the birds on a "crazy quilt" I am making.. they will fit just right!!
Kittybob83 rated for CH - Ephemera Scavenger Hunt! on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Arrived in 3 days. Super fast! Thank you for the wonderful package. Im so excited to play around with this stuff! You were very generous and you have beautiful napkins!
ThrivingWell rated for FTLOC#1-Ribbon and Lace -US on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you So Much! ~ I sent 10 ribbons to my partner, too! Pretty cool. This is exciting to see what I can do with these. I especially love the lace one & your flat display for mailing them all. 💕 ~ Z
chimerix rated for CPG-Ribbon and Lace -US on Aug 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all of the lovely ribbons. They are going to be great in my crafting! Aloha
mchesser12 rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter R Swap on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the envelope of R goodies.
JuneRosebud rated for TF: National Thriftshop Day 8/17 on Aug 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the pack of goodies, Lisa. You really found a lot=)
Response: There's a good thriftshop near my house, and my house is like a thriftshop - LOL!
Comment: Thank you so much for the stocking stuffer! The earrings kind of fell out - and I love them. And thank you for the extra fabric and beads & bobbles to craft with. What a really special package! Aloha!
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful journaling supplies! So many lovely pieces of ephemera, papers, and note cards! And the handmade card and painted journaling cards are beautiful! So many goodies I wish I could give you more than 1 heart!
fairyduster53 rated for Altoid Christmas diorama on Aug 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely diorama. I love dioramas! And thanks for joining the swap!! Smiles!!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet spoon!!
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Ribbon and Lace -US on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful assortment - especially the BUNNIES! Loved it all!

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laterdayze on Sep 24, 2021:

Hi Lisa, thank you SO much for the Autumn goodies you sent for my August wishes. I love everything you sent. Such a great mix of goodies!! Thanks again <3

Barbara on Jul 17, 2021:

Hi Lisa, thanks again for all the vintage ephemera. applaud that you are an original and beginning member of swap-bot!

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

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