Swap-bot Time: December 2, 2023 12:19 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: December 1, 2023
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
My Etsy Favorites



(in case you've been sending to me for years and are tired of my profile)

  • Button Box pc's
  • umbrella/rain/cloud images
  • vinyl, vellum or any large stickers
  • dried flower/leaf stickers
  • Kerstin Frykstrand
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Belle and Boo

I love to do paper art, scrapbooking and journaling. Jesus loves me & I am eternally grateful. I love being a wife, mom, former Disneyland tour guide & teacher.

Passions for Handel's Messiah, country music, zydeco, CS Lewis, e e cummings, Max Lucado, Gaudi, French Impressionist painters, The West Wing, Amazing Race, NYC, the Tour de France. My favorite travels: France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Barcelona, London & the Cotswolds, Yosemite, Kauai and a Disney cruise anywhere!

I collect old and new Golden Books and pop up books for kids and adults, Disney and Disneyland items (the older the better!) My happy place is the beach/ocean. Sitting in solitude on my verandah on a Disney cruise ship, enjoying the sea, clouds and sunshine is perfect!

One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to assist many precious families visiting Disneyland through the Make a Wish Foundation!


  • watercolor
  • paper cuts (Scherenschnitte)
  • 1950's & 60's
  • Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, Pocahontas & Dumbo
  • vintage Disneyland
  • elegant
  • Paris, Provence & all things French


Currently crazy about:

  • letterpress
  • paper dolls
  • pop-up cards
  • anything by artist Shinzi Katoh
  • anything by Rifle Paper Company
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • need Little Man of Disneyland Golden Book
  • images of pens & pencils, bicycles & typewriters
  • La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
  • the original Mickey Mouse Club
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Postage stamps/bookmarks/postcards featuring children's literature or Disney

  • Anything Disney, especially older items, pins, Mickey, Dumbo, Mary Poppins, Bambi, Thumper, Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast

  • Anything related to the Original Mickey Mouse Club and Mouseketeers from the 50's ( I got to spend a whole day as Tour Guide with 7 of them at Disneyland for a special event - amazing fun!)
  • Anna Griffin
  • Susan Branch
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • for Kawaii I like owls, Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Disney
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Eloise Wilkin
  • Alain Gree
  • twill tape (plain or with words)
  • pressed flowers
  • glassine bags
  • quirky little items to add to journal pages
  • bookplates
  • view master reels, especially Disney
  • paper dolls
  • anything cruise related

If you have a Sizzix/Cricut type machine (I don't) I love the real intricate designs, any Tim Holtz, damask cartridge, etc.


bug/insect themes, stationery, ribbon, lace, buttons, recipe cards, magnets, post-its, quotes, vintage postcards (unless Disney)


My favorites would be:

  • Maxicards (postcard with matching stamp and cancellation on image side of card)
  • cards from Daring Dames: a Kyler Martz Postcard set
  • Sanrio pc's (Helllo Kitty, Spottie Dottie, Twin Stars, etc. especially with foreign language on front)
  • postcards of fog, rain, amazing clouds, umbrellas
  • Cavellini cards, especially Paris Christmas Glitter Greetings
  • cards by artists Chihiro Iwasaki, Shinzi Katoh, Mila Marquis or Cathy Delannsay
  • map cards, unusual maps rather than states
  • cards with cut-outs
  • Mithila art
  • watercolor or sketch postcards
  • Kawaii
  • travel poster art cards (like Anderson Design Group art cards of National Parks)
  • nouvelle images cards
  • Gotochi postcards (especially doll, character, food) - previously mailed are fine
  • US National Parks (I need American Samoa, Cabrillo, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Channel Islands, Congaree, Gates of the Arctic, Guadalupe Mtn, Hawaii Volcanoes, Harpers Ferry, Isle Royale, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, North Cascades, Organ Pipe Cactus, Pinnacles, Valley Forge, Virgin Islands, Wrangell St. Elias)

I'd also love these themes:

  • Coca Cola
  • Joan Walsh Anglund, Mary Engelbreit, Richard Scarry
  • classroom/teacher scenes
  • 1950's
  • NYC - prefer artistic, but photo images are fine
  • owls & Siamese cats - prefer art more than photo
  • dancers (any type)
  • National Park art cards
  • ocean, surfing, cruise
  • lilacs or lily of the valley
  • Tour de France
  • cards by Rifle Paper Company or Flow magazine
  • Big Letter "Greetings from" state cards (have AK, AR, CO, MN, NH, NJ, NM, VA)
  • quirky, weird, odd, unusual postcards!!


  • vellum, vinyl or large stickers
  • ocean or cruise theme
  • ad stickers
  • Sanrio (especially Spottie Dottie, Kerokerokeroppi, Twin Stars, Hello Kitty)
  • retro/1950's look
  • typewriters, bicycles, clocks, botanicals

NOT INTO: alphabet, unicorns, hearts, rainbows


Comment: Thanks for the fun swap! Happy Thanksgiving!
marclively rated for A Favorite Because . . . on Nov 20, 2023
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards and the extras are always a bonus ❤️❤️❤️❤️
strwbrrymoon rated for NYUP: 3 B/W Postcards #6 on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcards, Shirley!
marclively rated for Spell A-D-S with 3 Postcards #2 on Nov 1, 2023
Comment: great cards - great swaps -thanks
Comment: Thank you for the weird postcards lol
Highlander18 rated for Pick A Theme - Flat Envelope 2 on Oct 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much for a great choice for the theme! Great postcards and sticker. Will find special envies for the paper napkins you so kindly removed the back layers!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #254 on Oct 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the awesome postcards and CA Starbucks card!!!! Yay! Thank you for sending so many of my favorites and for joining my swap! xoxo
Highlander18 rated for PH: Rhyming Postcards #4 on Sep 28, 2023
Comment: Great choices - thank you very much!! Fun swap.
minniepic rated for PH: 4 Postcards in September on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the wonderful postcards ❤️❤️❤️ Hope you had fun on your adventures ❤️❤️
minniepic rated for PH: 4 Postcards in August on Sep 7, 2023
Comment: Thank you so very much for all the lovely postcards:) Loved the decorated envie, so cute 💖💖💖💖
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards, Shirley! They are beautiful! Happy swapping :)
marclively rated for Send 3 AD Cards #3 on Sep 1, 2023
Comment: Many thanks!!! Marc
Comment: Many thanks!!! Marc
MarHelene rated for PS: A Challenging Scavenger Hunt on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: I was running out of cards so these were perfect!
Barbara rated for 3-2-1 Your Choice #6 on Aug 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you Shirley for the very cool freebies. Love the envie too. It made me feel like I got an upper crust invite!
isabellasnow rated for USAPC: Paint Chip Journal Cards on Aug 22, 2023
Comment: Hi Shirley! Thanks so much for the cute journal cards you created for me. My absolute favorite is the botanical-themed one on the green paint chip card.
Comment: thanks Shirley!
Comment: Thank you so much! I also find fussy cutting a great way to relax <3
Comment: Love it! Thank you so much!

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simcoe54 on May 5, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

mrsD on Apr 21, 2023:

amazing CPG random happy mail you sent me! thank you xxoo

susieq11 on Apr 3, 2023:

Hi Shirley! I received the CPG: Pick 2 - Global tag today! Thank you so much - and for the extra postcard too! xoxo

Tricia22 on Feb 7, 2023:

CPG RAK of postcards- Thank you for the great selection of postcards!!

Barbara on Jan 3, 2023:

What a happy surprise in my mailbox today! Now I am back in the game for free ad swaps. I see some good ones I am keeping for my vintage postcard album. Thank you so much Shirley and please thank your son for the special delivery in Goleta CA!

simcoe54 on Dec 25, 2022:

Merry Christmas! And best wishes for 2023!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2022:

Thank you so much for the fun envie from tag in the forums - so many cute things:)

Poohtat on Sep 14, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG Sept wishes. Did you make the adorable card? I love it!

Zefaniya on Sep 8, 2022:

Thank you for the wish for CPG September wish!

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