Swap-bot Time: September 26, 2021 7:50 am


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: September 25, 2021
Birthday: July 20
Country: United States

About Me

If you don't receive it, I make it right, I don't flake, just check my ratings. I rate the day it arrives.

I love art, crafts, music, hiking, biking, gardening and teaching art. Love feathers, wings, anything bird. Vintage/steampunk also my faves.Love address labels if you can make them.

Favorite Crafts

I do mixed-media plus teach arts & crafts. It's a mission, I provide everything. So I like swapping for your de-stash. I have tons of foreign text items from living in Europe 22 years.

I keep an art journal, I draw, alter items/books, I do beading, jewelry, more. Love vintage anything and steam punk, also Paris. I swoon over anything bird, feathers.

FAVE COLORS: Teal, purple and jewel-tones.

ATC/Skinny/PC collections: Crowns, Flowers, Vintage, steampunk, butterflies/dragonflies & birds/feathers.

RUBBER STAMPS: anything vintage or steam punk, gears, clocks, crowns, birds, owls, dragonflies, butterflies. Background/texture stamps too. No wood back stamps please. No room.

METAL CHARMS: same as above and flat charms/filigree I can glue onto my books.

Teas: Green is my fave, especially flavored ones. Fruit/Herbal is good.

Things I'd Love

I'd love to have some of your die-cuts: leaves, birds, butterflies/dragonflies, trees, snowmen, clocks, gears, crowns, anything steampunk or vintage and anything Tim Holtz. Any words that I could use on tags, etc. Preferably cardstock. No machine myself.

Love,love,love small crocheted flowers.

Embellishments or stickers of flowers or anything nature.I supply everything for my classes and ladies love flowers/birds/butterflies/dragonflies.

Also love purse/keychain charms in my colors, teal, purple. Fun for purses and zippers.

Brass/metal stencils, used ok.

Things I Can Swap

Destash your extras in exchange for....

I have great items for collage or art journaling: foreign: maps, music, brochures, stamps and product labels, business cards and other odd items all in foreign language, usually Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Georgian, French, Armenian, German, Italian. Also have a small amount of Arabic and Hebrew language items. All from 22 yrs living in Europe.

I have a lace/trim/ribbon collection that goes back to the 60's so some of it is vintage for sure.

I have foreign money/coins.

Postcards from various countries and themes.

Beautiful paper napkins from Europe. Just brought some back from Germany (vintage style).

I'll trade for scrapbook stuff....your chance to clear out what you don't want. I like vintage anything, but needn't limit it to that.

Dream List

I need a banner for my Etsy shop if you know how. Would love some address labels and swap cards.

What I Don't Want

I have enough cards/stationary, thank you. No postcards. No Halloween, skulls or dark side stuff. No candy, tea or coffee and I"m over the top with note pads. Thanks, anyway. Also, no cosmetics or personal products. All of the above is with the exception of being in a swap for these items.

Trouble from

Susanne Gross (FrauSusii) flaked on Reusable Bag Swap #3 Jenni Lumpkin (Pawprints) flaked on me twice. Evitake flaked on a "Stuff It Full" swap Evelyn Rozychi (eviroz), rated 3 for a swap that was evidently lost twice and even tho' I sent a third registered and she got it, she felt the need to rate down. My record of ratings speaks for itself that I am not a flaker, so be cautious if you swap with her. Christine Alejos (christine1) flaked on "Int'l Stuffed Envie."


IDASHi rated for Embellishments from Scraps on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great tags. The fabric that you used is really interesting.
Response: Your welcome. I do like using scraps and I have a lot of them. So glad you liked them. And thanks so much for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for this great swap. Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad to swap again, Sherry. My sister just left Juneau. She works as a guide there each summer for Gastineau Guilding. I probably mentioned that before. Hope your winter is mild.
Cgscdy rated for CH: Die cuts and more! on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Tysm ❤️
Response: Welcome
AZmom875 rated for CH: Die cuts and more! on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: There were a fun assortment of dies, and tags etc. I was most impressed with your embossing the wood pattern on the silver coffee bag. You are my kind of Crafty Up-cycler. I have used clean silver lid from a restaurant. they are thicker, but I will be trying your method after I drink more coffee. BWHAHAHA! one more thing to hoard for a potential art project.
Response: Haha. the bane of crafters...we hoard, but then I love to recycle. Thanks for the heart, AZmom. Very appreciated.
pynart2 rated for HMPC: Bird love - September on Sep 20, 2021
Comment: Loved the Birds, and the stamp, thank you so much.
Response: So glad. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
XwattsX rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Sep 4, 2021
Comment: thank you so much for the goodies!
Response: UR welcome. Verry much appreciate the heart.
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-Move my excess quick -US on Sep 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies
Response: U R welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
riviwriter rated for FTLOC#1-Vintage looking-US on Sep 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I'm glad you had fun making it, and I love butterflies <3 Butterflies have a special place in my heart
Response: So glad Rivi. Thanks so much for the heart. Verry appreciated.
LadyJo rated for G.I.F.T. ~ Happy Mail #5 on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
funstuff rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Aug 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the goodies in the envelope. It was fun to open and see. Looks like you are a bird fan. Am I correct. Stickers are always nice. So much fun to have the extra add in's you included. Have a great rest of your summer.
Response: Hey fun stuff, glad you liked it. Yes, I am a bird fan. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
SherylAM rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #13 on Aug 27, 2021
Comment: What a speedy little thing you are!!! Thank you so much!⭐️🙋‍♀️🌻
Response: Good. Thanks for the heart, Sheryl. Very appreciated.
fortannam rated for FTLOC#1--Napkin swap-US on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: thank you for the fun selection of napkins! I gotta get to work on mod podging some papers!
Response: So glad you liked them. I love doing things with napkins. So many pretty ones out there. Thanks for the heart. Appreciated.
mcorbus rated for A.I. - postage stamp ATC on Aug 22, 2021
Comment: Cute garden ATC with postage stamp. Thank you :)
Response: Aww, you are welcome. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated,
Comment: These are so great.. you have an eye for creating these embellishments.. like the green raised ink a lot.. nice touch! Thanks so much! And I am so excited about the Ukrainian coin!!! You are too kind!
Response: You are so welcome, hibiscus. We lived in Ukraine 22 years as missionaries so I still have a few.
debbee2014 rated for Tag using ephemera! on Aug 17, 2021
Comment: So creative using an old earring. I love the tea bag dying you did too. Love the red too. Thank you!
Response: So glad. TU for the heart. So appreciated.
user3370 rated for AATC: ATC with a postage stamp on Aug 16, 2021
Comment: I like your ATC so much! I love the details and the message! Thanks also for the ATC supplies :)
Response: I'm so glad. TU for the heart. Very appreciated.
KarenLaneWV rated for A.I. - postage stamp ATC on Aug 15, 2021
Comment: The ATC is so clever!! Thanks.
Response: Glad you liked it. TU for the heart. So appreciated.
kelseyn3478 rated for Happy Mail #1 on Aug 9, 2021
Response: TY for the heart. So appreciated.
heidiblooms rated for Postcards Please #7 on Aug 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for these amazing PCs! I love them all! The fruit one with the little gold foiling is my favorite, definitely gonna be selfish and keep that one for myself ;)
Response: So glad. TU for the heart. So appreciated.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Mini Tags from Scraps on Aug 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute tags and for the fun extra little playing cards. See you in the swaps again soon. 😁
Response: You are so welcome. TU for the heart. So appreciated.

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mummsie on Aug 17, 2021:

Thank you for your compliments about my ATC. I won't get tired of swapping if you won't. lol I don't know how that happens with a few of us but it challenges me to create something even more unique so you don't get tired of me. Good thing I have eccletic taste. By the way you gave me my 500th heart. I've waited for that a long time. (smile)

OrigamiGrace on Jul 20, 2021:


Hope you are having a great day!
Just popping in to say hi!!

grammypammy on Jul 20, 2021:

From ABCUSA & G.I.F.T.

Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Pam

rarjones on Jul 2, 2021:

Happy July Birthday!!! Christian Friends Group - Rose

OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


bb2 on Jul 19, 2018:

May you be happy as a hummingbird on your special day! God bless.

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Sherry71 on Dec 26, 2015:

Coleen! WOW, WOW, WOW! Thank you so much! You are awesome! The package you sent me is amazing, I all of the cards you sent and there soooo many. Thank you! I am still adding goodies to the package I am sending to you :)

Sherry71 on Dec 6, 2015:

Jubula on Feb 1, 2015:

Coleen, welcome to the Bird Lover Group BLoG!

You are now a BLoG-er!

Please tell us some of your favorite birds so we can send you happy mail! -Jubula

First swap extended-send by Feb.14

New swaps coming!

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