Swap-bot Time: February 4, 2023 7:26 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: February 3, 2023
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.


Inesrv rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art -02 on Feb 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you Coleen for sending me this artwork! I like it, have yourself a wonderful valentine's day <3
JanHardt rated for CPG Valentines Paper Clusters - US on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Excellent swap! I love the clusters you made, especially the one with the rhinestone heart. Thank you so much.
Comment: thanks for everything g in the package..and I love your leaf decoration on the envelope
Comment: Thank you so very much for a wonderful!! package, so many goodies and awesome tags...so much appreciated tyvm
paperlover rated for BL: Butterfly Themed Ephemera on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: I love love love all the butterflies, thank you so much!
lloydp rated for Beautiful Embellishments on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the lovely package Pat
rkassman rated for Vitamin D Envies! on Jan 23, 2023
Comment: Absolutely love them! Thanks again for joining my swap and for the delightfully energizing envies!
Comment: Thanks for this mail. Have a nice day !
Barbara rated for Christian Journaling Cards on Jan 10, 2023
Comment: Hi Coleen, thank you for the prayer cards. I really like them and I was wondering where you found the ribbon. Very nice!
Response: Wish I could tell you Barbara. I go it from a swap. Got enough I felt I could share some.
Eulegirl rated for MAE~Napkin Covered Envies~US on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envies!!
Response: You are welcome, Eulegirl. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Bellalesa rated for Handmade Christmas Bookmark on Jan 1, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the bookmar..it took me a while. To figure out you did it with washi tape....I love it
Response: So glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Mindy82671 rated for EPUSA: Christmas Clusters #2 USA on Dec 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tags. Great inspiration. Merry Christmas 🎄
Response: Mindy, so glad you liked them. I love doing clusters and tags. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
kishna rated for ♻️Destash blank postcards #2 on Dec 22, 2022
Comment: Coleen, if I could give this package 10 stars I would. It was very thoughtful and I love each and every card. Thanks for taking the time to leave little notes on some of them. I appreciate the generosity. <3
Response: kishna, you are so welcome. Glad you like it. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
BeckyG56 rated for USAPC: Holiday Snippets on Dec 19, 2022
Comment: The snippets arrived Saturday, I forgot to rate. These are exceptional!! Thanks for all the time you put into them. Merry Christmas!!
Response: It was fun. So glad you liked them, Becky. I'm making some to send to Ukraine.
Mindy82671 rated for EPUSA: Christmas Gift Tags on Dec 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for cute gift tags and for hosting this swap. It was lots of fun. 🤗🎄
Response: So glad, Mindy. I liked it too. Christmas is my fave holiday. Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope it is blessed.
SkaGirl rated for ♻️Destash blank postcards #2 on Dec 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you! :)
Response: You are so welcome and thank you for the heart. Very appreciated. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful holiday ATC :-)
Response: Chickaree, thank you so much for the heart. Glad you liked it. Happy Christmas and New Year.
Barbara rated for EPUSA: Circle Snippets on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you Coleen for resending the beautiful circle bookmarks and other special goodies. Your hand decorated and flowery envelope will go in my envelope journal!
Response: So glad that got thru, Barbara. Just had to re-d0 another. Guessing the holidays aren't helping any, but then so many things in our culture seem to be unraveling. Blessings on your holidays.
JanHardt rated for EPUSA: Christmas Clusters ~ US on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: I love the cluster you made, and the cute pocket you put them in. Your envelope is lovely. Thank you for hosting, and sending this excellent swap.
Response: Jan, so happy you liked it all. I like to make my swaps worthwhile. Thanks for joining and for the heart. So appreciated.
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute house. I so enjoy making these. Thumbs down to the post office for damaging the envelope. Thanks for joining!
Response: Thanks so much for the heart. Very appreciated. Glad you liked my little house. It was fun to do and so easy.

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rarjones on Dec 15, 2022:

Merry Christmas

CF- 2022 Rose

rarjones on Jul 5, 2022:

Happy July Birthday!!! Christian Friends Group - Rose

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,

LindaW on May 3, 2022:

Thank you for the last envelope. I appreciate that you thought of sending those items.

circularlogic on May 1, 2022:

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


LindaW on Apr 19, 2022:

Thank you for the small cards.

Jjean on Apr 15, 2022:

Have a Blessed & Happy Easter...

LadyJo on Apr 6, 2022:

Thank you again for another envie filled with lovely things I like! I received your Lovely Europe post cards that is for sure! Thanks for being a Wonderful Faith Sister the month of March!

AZmom875 on Mar 19, 2022:

A friend loves at all times Proverbs 17:17

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