Swap-bot Time: October 25, 2021 10:00 pm


Date Joined: May 26, 2017
Last Online: October 25, 2021
Birthday: March 29
Country: United States
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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.


CARDINALS - I love Cardinals, they are very special to me for several personal reasons. I will welcome anything you send with Cardinals on it and pretty much guarantees a heart from me!

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, postcard with cut-outs, postcards with glitter on them 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 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, adhesive fabric trims/borders, 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 NO SPIDERS!!! Nothing with spiders, I am extremely afraid of them.

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! :)


DonniJane rated for FTLOC#1-Make someone's day-US-3 on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Marvellous! Beautiful details! Very creative and talented! I thank you sooo much.
Comment: Love the PC! Squeeze Sofie for me, too!
Response: I'm glad you like it! Sofie says thank you for the hugs! :D
rainydayangie rated for WIYM: Halloween DIY on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the fun PC!
Response: You're welcome!
Fabriqueen rated for Countdown to Christmas #7 on Oct 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to opening these in December. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful vintage postcard! Love the Autumn trees in PA's big game country. I'm sure you all will enjoy your Autumn festivities, sounds like fun! 🍎🍎🍎
Response: You're welcome! Yes, we did have fun, thank you! :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute kitty card!
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thanks so much- what a lovely card!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you like it! :D
Comment: I loved the villains card!
Response: Glad you like it!
Comment: That got here fast! I love all the goodies you sent! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! :D
Murras01 rated for Ugly PC Swap #41 on Oct 23, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great swap! I think I agree with you & that's one of the reasons these swaps are so fun!
Response: You're welcome! :)
RiverTopanga rated for CHWH: Send A Halloween Card-USA on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Great card! Thank you! Never seen such cute and friendly (one is waving!) vampires before! πŸ₯΄ thanks for the super cute stickers too... love the pink unicorn pumpkin!! πŸ¦„ πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for the cute PC!
Response: You're welcome! :D
isabellasnow rated for LDEM: Nuts About Squirrels on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Hello Shirley! Thank you so much for joining my squirrel swap. Your envelope was SO CUTE! I'm so glad there are other people like me who love squirrels. Thanks for that great vintage postcard, too!
Response: You are very welcome!! I had fun putting that swap together. I love squirrels, they are so much fun and so cute! :D
Comment: Thanks so much for that lovely postcard with the scene from Greece. I also would love to travel to Greece. Such a gorgeous place! Cathy
Response: You're welcome, glad you like it! :D
Aseret25 rated for Handmade Postcard USA only on Oct 20, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute fall-themed postcard! It truly is my favorite season - apples, hoodie sweatshirts, the changing leaves - I love it all!
Response: You're welcome, I love it all too!! :D
Ethony rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 9 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the simply SPOOKY and wonderful swap mail.
Response: You're welcome! :D
Ethony rated for 13 Days of Halloween - Day 4 on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely Halloween goodies.
Response: You're welcome :)
Comment: Thanks so much! What a happy bit of mail! I hope you have a wonderful fall! :)
Response: You're welcome, you as well! :D
Comment: Another fun envie from you! Thank you so much for all the cute fall items!!
Response: You're welcome! :D
OrigamiGrace rated for CPG Halloween Card 2021 - US on Oct 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice card and extras - what a cute pc!!
Response: You're welcome! :D

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laterdayze on Oct 18, 2021:

Rosie2766 on Oct 18, 2021:

I got your RAK #3 I’m so excited to try the candy cane cups!!! Thank you!!!!

Barbara on Oct 15, 2021:

Thank you for granting my LSRU October holiday wishes!

laterdayze on Oct 15, 2021:

Rosie2766 on Oct 13, 2021:

I got your RAK #1 for October!!! Thank you so much!!! I love the postcards you sent!!!

Barbara on Oct 12, 2021:

Hi Shirley, thank you so much for your kind October LSRU wish that you sent!

laterdayze on Sep 28, 2021:

bringitb on Sep 24, 2021:

Thanks for signing up for my Trick or Treat swap! I love that you incorporated it into your profile!! πŸ‘»

VaGrammy66 on Sep 22, 2021:

Thank you for the Halloween card and stickers!

LadyJo on Sep 16, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK September wishes of postcards for my project! These are great!

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