Swap-bot Time: May 16, 2021 7:48 am


Date Joined: May 26, 2017
Last Online: May 15, 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.

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), Vintage, black and white, holiday themes, Windmills, Lighthouses, beach, covered bridges, castles, cute animals, Pandas, 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.

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! :)


Scarlett3639 rated for WIYM: Unique PC #6 on May 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
kydestar rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards (Double Down) on May 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the lovely postcards!
Cellolady rated for Funky/Unusual/Odd PC Swap #4 (USA) on May 12, 2021
Comment: Truly an odd PC. And what a place to put a desk! I was trying to figure out if she was in some kind of root cellar or basement? Maybe it's a produce store of some kind? :-)
Response: LOL, yes, I was thinking along those same lines!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #137 on May 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great cards! I especially love the salmon recipe and the cat card! (such a cute little void!)
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like them! :D
Comment: Thank you for the pcs. I do like them.
Response: Glad it arrived safely!
Comment: Clever choices, and thank you for the cute stickers too :)
Response: You're welcome! :D
Raven93 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 11, 2021
Comment: So much fun to get this envie! I especially love the Pipstickers! Thank you!!
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything! :D
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome :)
shirleyinCA rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #141 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thanks for good cards for this hunt! Really love that old plane. And the extra giraffe is so cute!
Response: I'm so glad you like them! :D
arisavin rated for Why is my mailbox so empty ? #26 on May 11, 2021
Comment: I loved everything you sent, especially the postcard! Thank you so much!!
Response: You're welcome! :D
cmflesch rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 11, 2021
Response: Glad it arrived safely
ellie rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #12 on May 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. They will be put to good use.
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thanks for the weird postcard!!! Not really sure what to make of it either but I like it?!
Response: LOL!! I'm glad you kinda like it! :D
Burger1girl rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #1 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful card and ATC supplies! I am so sorry for your loss, but am glad your brother is moving closer, hope he brings you much deserved love! Sending healing caring vibes!
Response: You're welcome, I'm so glad you like the goodies! My brother is here now and it was so good to see him. :)
nellswell rated for Simple Map Postcard Swap on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the great Rhode Island map! Many of my ancestors came from there (last names such as Tillinghast, Williams - as in Roger, Westcott, Arnold, Rhodes, etc. are VERY familiar to me) so I'm quite interested in RI and love to add pc's from there to my collection!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you like it! :D
JenZen5 rated for ABCUSA ~ PC with a Theme ~ Animals on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the nice postcard and for the facts you included. I never even heard of that bird but I think it's really interesting how they feed their families. thank you! Have a wonderful day!
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Received your Cat PC today and thank you for it. Cute! I too am a major cat lover! But also dog lover! But my cat is Bella and she is 10 yrs. old as of Oct. 16th, 2020. She can be a naughty kitty & can't get her to stop sharpening her nails on the woodwork & she even has a cat scratcher post too. Arms in the air of what else to do!
Response: LOL - I know the feeling! Sofie does this to my couch on a daily basis! (sigh)
Comment: Thanks a lot for the lovely postcards :)
Response: You're welcome! :D
Crafty rated for SSM: QSCP #23 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great map card. I don't have this one, so it's extra special!
Response: That's great! I'm glad it's one you didn't already have! :D
dorcii rated for PH: 1 + 1 Postcard Swap #6 on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for the swap :) Lake Tahoe postcard looks amazing! :)
Response: You're welcome, glad you like it! :D

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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!

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥

Christmas Christmas


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