Swap-bot Time: July 30, 2021 10:14 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2017
Last Online: July 30, 2021
Birthday: March 29
Country: United States
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About Me

NOTE: I love Swap-bot and do take it seriously. Please contact me if you have not received my swap. I always send out my swaps on time. If you don't receive it then it must be lost in the mail. I have never flaked on a swap.

ALSO NOTE: For those who are postmark sticklers, please keep in mind that I mark my items sent when I put them in my mailbox. If I missed that days mail, it won't be picked up until the next day.

I always rate when I receive swaps and hope that my swap partners will do the same. Thank you!

Hello, I'm Shirley and I love to receive and send 'Happy Mail'! I'm married and have one son who is grown. We have a cat named Sofie who is like my baby girl. I love swapping, crafting, baking and reading!

My kitty sofie:

I love stickers, chocolate, crafty things for making cards, scrapbook paper, embellishments for ATC's, etc.


Amish anything! I'm a bit obsessed with Amish and would love postcards or anything with info about their way of life, or Amish things like cookbooks, pamphlets, etc.

I love paper crafting the most. I like to make my own cards & envelopes, bookmarks, etc. I love scrapbooking, craft supplies and all that fun stuff. I'm also a huge CAT lover and love anything with cats, woodland animals or really cute animals. My favorite colors are Pinks & Blues, but I aIso really love earth tones too! Oh and anything GLITTERY! I love things that sparkle :)

I also love anything Primitive (Prim), snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread men, pumpkins, and anything to do with Autumn!


I am allergic to anything strawberry, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts.

Things I Would Like to Receive

Scrapbooking supplies: Washi tape, die cuts, scrapbook embelishments, papers for scrapbooking, gel pens, vellum, adhesive gems, random craft supplies for ATC's, etc.

Paper - if anyone has 8 1/2 by 11 tea or coffee stained paper they can share. I would be forever grateful! :)

Postcards: My favorite postcards are things like food, recipe postcards, Anything Amish related, Autumn themed, cats (especially cat photo's but don't mind cat art/drawings), Cardinals (the bird, not any teams), Vintage, black and white, holiday themes, Windmills, Lighthouses, Waterfalls, beach, covered bridges, castles, woodland animals, cute animals, Pandas, Polar Bears etc. Please no car related, no nudity, no Ads, or sports postcards.

Notecards: I like blank notecards with pretty things with flowers, cute animals, food themes, etc. Please no thank you cards. Note: While I appreciate all things sent to me, I don't understand why anyone sends notecards with no envelope? If you send me blank notecards for my use, please include the envelope that goes with it. Thank you! :)

Stickers - I love things like winter themes, all Christmas, winter stickers with snowflakes, hats, gloves, penguins, hearts, anything glittery, flowers, cats, butterflies, cupcakes, beverages, owls, bunnies, bears, holidays, etc. - really love clear stickers :) Please DO NOT send Planner stickers, anything Anime, Sports or any that are clearly kids stickers (like Disney, Dora, SpongeBob, etc).

Christmas items - vintage Santas, snowmen, snowflakes, gingerbread men, fireplaces, sleighs, wreaths, candy canes, old fashioned scenes or natural looking. Please do not send me anything with elves on it.

Halloween items: I love Halloween, but please only send 'cute' Halloween items. I don't do gross, gory, scary or creepy. Please so spiders or creepy crawlers! Ewww!

Autumn - Autumn is my favorite season and would love any items related to that - stickers, die-cuts, ephemera, Halloween (only if it's cutesy), Thanksgiving, etc.

DECOS - I love exchanging Deco books. However, I am not interested in any that are specific, meaning you HAVE to paint, draw or rubber stamping on them. All others are welcome! :)


I love fun hot chocolate packets in all different flavors. I also love Milk chocolate. Please do not send me tea, I don't drink it anymore.

I love all kinds of candies (100,000 bars, British chocolate, tootsie rolls, etc), snack cakes and flavored chips and I love funyuns! Let me know if you would like to do a snack swap! We have a store here that gets really neat things from overseas. :)

Favorite Books

I love books! I'm very much into reading memoirs or real life stories that are not about anything scary or murder. I don't do scary, lol. I also like cozy mysteries, Amish romance, and some modern chick lit. I don't like historical anything.

Some of my favorite authors are:

Debbie Macomber

Beverly Lewis

Bailey Cates

Nicholas Sparks

Amanda Flowers

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting! Right now, my favorite thing to do is to make my own cards with matching envelopes. I love to make really pretty envelopes to put my swaps in as well. I also love to be a crafty recycler and make things from envelopes, notecards, etc that I receive.

I can make handmade cards with embellishments and I also make cards digitally in layout format using a software program and then I print and assemble them. I use 110lb cardstock for the cards and regular paper for the envelopes.

Making cards, bookmarks, magnets,etc is really fun. I also like to make Flip Books, Envelope Flip books and scrapbooking.

I'm always happy to receive anything related to card and bookmark making, including thin yarn for bookmark tassels, die cuts, glitter, glitter glues, embellishments, papers, etc.

ATC Wishlist

I LOVE ATC's and am having fun creating!

I like ATC's with STURDY backings. Please don't send me ATC's that can bend into a U or are flimsy. My favorite type are collage style with several layers - including things like fibers, embellishments, etc. but I'm open to other styles too. Please PM me if you would like to do a private swap. :)

Here are things that I would like to receive to help me create more of them:

Small vintage images, cats and kittens, holiday embellishments, sequins, small adhesive gems, thin adhesive ribbon, confetti, glittery string, small stamped images, ATC size backgrounds,etc.

Please Don't Send

I am really not very picky, but please do not send me Planner stickers, anything religious, kids or teacher stickers, anything with nuts, makeup or lotions, etc.

I do not need any post-it notes or note pads. Also, I do not have any need for Thank you cards - I have more than enough. :)

Please DO NOT send me any tea.

Please DO NOT send anything with Emoji's (I just don't get them?), Anime, any Car related, Sports or anything that is clearly kid themed (like Dora, SpongeBob, etc). Also, please don't send puffy kid stickers. I've been getting them a lot lately, and don't have kids who will use them.

Also, I love Halloween items but they need to be 'cutesy'. I don't like anything scary or gory.

Private Swaps

I am open to private swaps for Deco's, ATC's, or whatever you can think of!

Please PM me if you would like to swap!

or if you have excess of any of those items, I would be happy to take them! :)


Comment: Hey there! Thank you for the flowers, postcard and notecard! :) Happy swapping!
catlingmex rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #22 on Jul 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you! Give Sofie a loving scratch from me. <3
Response: You're welcome! Sofie says hello! :)
Dessie0416 rated for Small detash swap Usa only on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a lovely swap!
Response: You're welcome!
craftynut rated for Ugly PC Swap #35 on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: I must admit I am not a fan of this card either.
Response: The ugly postcards swap are always rather strange, some of them can be really bad and weird!
Comment: Oh wow -- these are really wonderful! Thank you so much for a FAB swap!.
Response: You're welcome! :D
GirlMomToTwo rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #18 on Jul 27, 2021
Comment: This was wonderfully wonderful happy mail! I loved everything, esp. the big Lisa Frank stickers! And you were so thoughtful to include used postage stamps. Thank you so much!
Response: You are welcome, I'm so glad you like it! :D
Tara rated for FTLOC#1- Send 7 Items-US on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of fun things :)
Response: You're welcome! :D
penpalterra rated for A Note For You # 110 on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the notecard and postcard. Going to the beach sounds incredible right now. I hope your doing well. Take care.
Response: You're welcome! :D
MissNyx rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #16 on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
blubutterfly rated for Ugly PC Swap #34 on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: This is hands down the BEST ugly PC I have ever received!! I LOVE IT:) Vintage ugly is one of my favourite things and it was so much fun to see this card in the mail! Thank-you so much, it really made my day to get this swap from you:) Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
Response: Wow, such a glowing review of an Ugly postcard! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! :D
weatherwax rated for SSM: Find four #15 on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: The panda postcard is just adorable :) :) Thank you Shirley for a lovely swap and all those ladybugs on the envelope!!! Enjoy today :)
Response: I'm so glad you like it! :D
weatherwax rated for Christmas in July - #2 on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for this lovely Christmas mail! You even used adorable Christmas stamps :) :) :) I am wishing you a wonderful day :) :)
Response: You are welcome, I'm so glad you like it! :D
NatalieW rated for Decorated Envie & Note #6 on Jul 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much- love the ice cream theme.
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: I loved the great collection of postcards. The starry sky with the lighthouse was my favorite.
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for tgge beautiful postcard. I loved the picture of the fish.
Response: You're welcome, I'm so glad you like it! :D
toni rated for CPG July 2021 Senders Choice PC - US on Jul 25, 2021
Comment: thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :D
Fabriqueen rated for ~Happy Mail Surprise~ on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your card and the wonderful goodies! The piece of the little girl looking through the rip in her dress reminds me of myself. When my cousins would get tired of playing with me they knew how to get rid of me. One of them (usually the oldest one, Alan) would tear my dress so I would go crying to mama or grandmama. LOL! I hope your brother gets settled very soon I'm praying for him and his girlfriend. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You are welcome, and I'm glad the little girl brought back memories for you! :D
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. What a beautiful place!
Response: You're welcome! :D
BusyB rated for PH: Naked Animal PCs to 2 Partners on Jul 24, 2021
Comment: Hi Shirley! Thank you, love the zebra postcard! I sent zebra postcards to my partners too. I'm glad to have one sent to me. I have seen a zebra at our local zoo. Can't wait to go visit again. It's been awhile.
Response: I'm so glad you liked the Zebra! :D
Comment: Thank you for the pc and your list of pizza toppings. Sounds like a delicious pizza! :)
Response: You're welcome! :D

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bostianh on Jul 20, 2021:

Thank you so much for the beautiful happy mail surprise for LSRUS July Wishlist! The kitty sticky notes are sooooo cute! I LOVE them.😻

ccmmsu on Jun 24, 2021:


So glad to have you with us!

clutterfree on May 11, 2021:

Shirley...thank you for the cheerful card and thoughts you sent during my recent hospital stay...I am home recovering slow but sure. I so appreciate this community! Hugs, Charlene

CWUmom on Apr 11, 2021:

BusyB on Apr 8, 2021:

Sending one of your finished CPG HMPC to you this afternoon! :-)

LindaW on Apr 1, 2021:

Happy belated Birthday to you!🎂

SioneSloane on Mar 29, 2021:

Happy Birthday!!!!

HappyMom on Mar 29, 2021:

Hope you have a great day!


MarHelene on Mar 25, 2021:

Can't seem to find the swap for PC where I don't live #8. But your resend came today!

XFoxgloveX on Mar 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the resend that arrived today! I LOVE the feather and fox postcard inside. Thank you thank you thank you!

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