Swap-bot Time: April 17, 2024 5:03 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: April 17, 2024
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, gardening and teaching art.

Favorite Crafts

I do mixed-media plus teach arts & crafts at the library (volunteer). 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 also send craft supplies back to Ukraine for children/ladies ministry.

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. Address labels will get you a heart for sure. Anything sunflower.

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.

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.I also send items to Ukraine for ministry.

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 Ukraine.

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 stationary, thank you. 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. Jenni Lumpkin (Pawprints) flaked on me twice. Evitake flaked. Evelyn Rozychi (eviroz), she was difficult. Beware. Christine Alejos (christine1) flaked.


Comment: Thanks for the swap. Enjoy your week. Happy swapping.
Ace330660 rated for A.I. - Clusters. on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the clusters and stickers! I love the vintage style that you used!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad. I love making clusters. So satisfying to use up those scraps. Thanks for joining my swap, Ace. And for the heart. All appreciated. Coleen
shreve rated for A.I. ~ Handmade Envelopes ~ US on Apr 8, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelopes. I will have fun using them for my penpals and swaps!! Always a pleasure swapping with you:)
Response: Aww, sweet words to my ears. Thank you for joining my swap and the heart. So appreciated.
Comment: Thank you Cool ColeenFranks For the Fun swap of vintage-inspired envies, extras and the decorated package they came in. And I have a honeycomb background stamp!
Response: Magenta, how cool is that. Glad you liked it all. Thanks for the heart and for joining my swap. All appreciated.
Response: You are welcome, Karen. TU for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely floral envies, and the stickers too! 🌸🌼
Response: You're welcome, Beth. Thank you for then heart and for joining my swap. All appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the nice note cards and PC, and the fun handmade and decorated envelope. That mini quilt card will HAVE to go with my mom's annual peanut brittle birthday gift to her BFF. They met thru quilting and share an addiction to fabric and See's candy.
Response: so glad. Probably divine direction that I sent it. Thanks for the heart.
Kitty2cats rated for Quick Background Technique on Mar 21, 2024
Comment: Hi Coleen, I love the St. Patrick’s card you made for the Quick Background Swap. Thank you! The texture and the focal point are so fun❤️
Response: So glad you liked it. I don't often get out the stencils, but should. they are always so fun. Thanks for the heart. So appreciate it.
shreve rated for MAE: Handmade Envies ~ Green ~ US on Mar 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the creative and fun envelopes. Loved everything and the extra stickers Just wanted to let you know that the napkin covered outer envelope was really cool but a big section of the address section was ripped off. Half my name and the house number and the end of the zip code were missing and I am surprised it made it to me. Love the idea and it looks super pretty. I want to try it now. Maybe because the napkin is delicate put clear tape or mod podge over the address... just a thinking of how to make it a little more durable. Thank you again for the happy mail!!
Response: So glad you liked what I sent. I aim to please. And so glad you got it after all that. Mod Podge sounds like a good idea.
mcall rated for MAE: Handmade Evies ~ Roses ~ US on Mar 7, 2024
Comment: Gosh these are beautiful..and an extra one. Love them all. Thank you
Response: So glad. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
Christianmom rated for MAE: Handmade Envies ~ Flowers on Mar 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you Coleen for the beautiful envelopes and the stickers. . The little comic that you included was funny. I liked that. I love the napkin covered envelope that you mailed the envelopes in. That is so pretty. I haven't tried to cover an envelope with a napkin before. Happy Easter!!
Response: Glad you liked it all, Tina. I just use a glue stick all over the envelope and then carefully lay only one layer of napkin on. Easy-peasy. Blessings.....
Comment: Loved your calendar envelopes with a message! and thank you for the sweet stickers too! Happy Easter!
Response: MissChief, so glad. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated. Hope you have a lovely Easter as well.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package :) Happy swapping!
Response: You are welcome. Sorry it didn't rate a heart. I aim to please, while trying to keep postage down.
Comment: Thank you for the great envelopes, and generous amount of extra stickers. The rune ones are especially fun and unique, and I love stones and the memories they seem to have (each one seems to maintain a certain temperature - ever notice?).
Response: So glad you are happy with it all. I aim to please. TU for the heart. So appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the card and stickers!! This was actually a delightful surprise! 😊
Response: Oh, I'm so glad. TU for the heart. So appreciated. I aim to please.
babyblues65 rated for CPG: Swap Vintage Ephemera ~ US on Mar 4, 2024
Comment: Thank you Coleen for all of these cute cute goodies! I love everything you sent! Envelope was so pretty!!!! What great Happy Mail!
Response: Yay yay, yay! Thanks for your patience in waiting.
Comment: These are lovely! I think the Mother Goose one is my favorite. Thank you, and for the extras, too.
Response: Amy, you are so welcome. Thanks for the heart. I always aim to please.
Response: Groku, thanks for rating.
ladydy5 rated for MAE: Calendar Envies - US on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Cool looking! My HOA here will like them the next 3 months. Thanks
Response: So glad, Diane. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated. Hope you are having a blessed 2024. Coleen
Comment: I was glad to see your name on this envelope when I got in from my mailbox! I love the clusters you made. Also thanks for the extra embellishments.
Response: Lisa, thank you so much. So appreciate the heart. And thanks for joining my swap. Grateful.

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MissChief on Feb 16, 2024:

Thank you for my Christian Heart Clusters! These are so pretty and I can't pick a favorite! Thank you for sharing them with me! and the extras including the comic is a great idea that I will be including in my swaps too!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

TaraBird on Jul 26, 2023:

I can't comment from that profile so here I am - I'm so glad you received the swap and loved everything! Honored to have given you your first happy mail stickers. I have several kinds, I will have to send you a small assortment ♥ Thank you so much for rerating and giving me the chance to make it right!!

rarjones on Jul 3, 2023:

Happy July Birthday Month!

CF group - Rose

yvonne401 on Jun 18, 2023:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



Barbara on May 22, 2023:

Hi Coleen, happy mail is on the way! Thank you for being kind about the mail situation.

BlueberryLady on May 20, 2022:

Thank you for your thoughtful Prayers, the Scripture Cards and the Note Cards, Love the teal/turquoise Doily for May Faith Sister GIFT... Hugs from Ohio. Love the Art work on the outside of the envie. ! !

circularlogic on May 14, 2022:

Hope you have a fantastic weekend! You and those you care about remain in my prayers,

circularlogic on May 1, 2022:

Praying for you all May long! Have a happy Sunday!


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