Swap-bot Time: May 19, 2022 12:52 am


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Last Online: May 18, 2022
Birthday: December 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Reminder ~ AN ENVELOPE OVER 1/4 inch THICKNESS IS A PACKAGE ACCORDING TO USPS RULES! I got five envies last year that had postage due because they put letter postage on a thick envelope, and another one this year.

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


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!)

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

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

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), . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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


Comment: Thank you so very much
AnnaM rated for Easter Dyed Thread on May 15, 2022
Comment: Lisa, you got some lovely results. Jane is a master at this sort of thing and told me to try sticks and bark from trees also, which I'm going to do. I've collected a bit of bark from our yew tree and some oak and hope to get good results. Many hearts. Anna
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful Pink items! :D
warheart rated for CPG QUICKIE: Pink Envie - US on May 5, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun pink envelope! Love the embossed papers!
armadillogal rated for RAKS ~ April on May 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcards. I'll be going to Seattle in August! Got the other RAKS today-lots of fun stuff-thanks again...
Comment: Lisa, what a pretty envie you did and thanks for all those "F" goodies. Love all the flowers especially.
Lolcw rated for WTL: Sample de-stash Q2-2022 on Apr 21, 2022
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Wowee!! Thank you for so many and so many interesting washi samples - what a treat! The extra wide washi is especially gorgeous!! Many many thanks!
Comment: Lisa the journal card is fantastic! I love it! The extras are perfect. Thank you so much.
Cgscdy rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Stickers #2 - US on Apr 6, 2022
Comment: Tysvm! So many stickers ❤️
skinny52 rated for CHRISTMAS Scavenger Hunt on Apr 4, 2022
Comment: So much fun! And iridescent was brilliant! I had the most trouble with the I. Thanks very much for everything, especially the vintage items❣ 🎄❣
amccracken109 rated for An elegant Pincushion swap on Apr 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pictures of your pincushion -- you did a lovely job on it! I am sorry that I did not rate sooner. I thought I HAD and then accidentally archived the swap, not realizing your rating wasn't there. I am so sorry!
heliogal rated for ABC USA - Mail Art Letter E for: on Apr 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you Lisa for the egg-tastic envie!! I loved the bunny stamps you used and all the fun Easter egg things!!
Comment: Thanks for all the green goodies, Lisa! And for your welcome here and at the ATCs group. :)
user2148 rated for An elegant Pincushion swap on Mar 26, 2022
Comment: What a darling pin cushion! How special to have such a beautiful family heirloom ❤️❤️ Thanks for sharing it with me!
ladydy5 rated for A.I. - Reuse a Drink Coaster on Mar 23, 2022
Comment: Beautiful job. I love them but not using for drinks,, too pretty. Sorry for posting. These should have gotten through as my mail is on a community mailboxes. A grouch here must have gotten it and to lazy to walk it over from their mail. 55 plus place
Rabbitfreedom rated for Spring Scrap Attack for two! on Mar 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for all the great spring goodies!
Rabbitfreedom rated for CH: Goodies De-Stash on Mar 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for all the amazing goodies! I can't wait to use them in my journals!
LauraM540 rated for Spring Scrap Attack for two! on Mar 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great selection of scrappy goodness!
tonat80 rated for ABC USA - Mail Art Letter B on Mar 17, 2022
Comment: very beautiful butterflies included in this envie! TY! Fun decorated envie too....

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feverfawn on May 16, 2022:

The April RAK tag arrived today ~ Thank you so much, what a wonderful surprise! The envelope is beautifully decorated, all those vintage stamps, and so many nice things inside! The postcards are wonderful and I love all the little bird, butterfly and bear bits you included as the profile surprise! It was so fun to find in my mailbox and go through. Thank you again :)

theshyone on May 5, 2022:

Oh my goodness, I got the APR RAK #2 ~ Used Postage Stamps today....Oh my goodness! So, so, so many lovely and wonderful stamps ♡♡♡ Thanks for the spoiling with postage stamps!

sleepykitty on Apr 21, 2022:

Thank you for the March RAK Tag -- the four blank notecards you sent are just lovely! 🌸💮🌸

Kirkdebb on Mar 31, 2022:

Thank you for the amazing envelope filled with Easter goodness! I was surprised at the great variety of stickers and other items I can use for my holiday crafting! Thank you for a great RAK!!!

Highlander18 on Mar 27, 2022:

Thank you very much for the postcards and beautiful variety of ribbons for my project. You are very generous!

JuneRosebud on Feb 28, 2022:

Hi Lisa, thank you for the circles Rak on RAks ONLY USA for Jan!!

MaryTylerGore on Feb 14, 2022:

Thank you for My Feb wish and the RAK destash! I love them both!

Highlander18 on Dec 8, 2021:

Thank you very much Nov RAK #1 ~ Christmas Goodies ~ - Love it all - Granddaughter is taking her pics!

circularlogic on Dec 2, 2021:

Happy Birthday!


CraftyShana76 on Dec 2, 2021:

Happy Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎊🎂🎉. Have a great day!!!

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