Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2021 10:33 am


Date Joined: December 2, 2008
Last Online: October 14, 2021
Birthday: December 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a mom first, to two beautiful girls. My oldest is 17 and going into her senior year.. My youngest is 15 and a sophmore. They are as different as night and day, My oldest is a sporty girl, a deep thinker, a reader, a writer and an old soul. My youngest is talkative, outgoing, loves to dance, perform and be creative. I married my college sweetheart and was widowed young. I volunteer in our community and belong to several philanthropic organizations, including a mother/daughter one .

My Crafty Life

Paper Crafts, Cardmaking, Sewing, Jewelry Making ( I make jewelry from reclaimed vintage findings, and Vintage Buttons), Holiday Crafts, and Mixed Media. I love all things vintage. If it is paper arts, I probably have thrown some vintage sheet music or old wallpaper in the mix. If I am sewing I am probably trying to salvage the remains of some vintage textile I have drug home. Some things speak to me right away, and others stay with me for many years before they find their voice.

Things I Read

  • Books; I love to read! I read everything from Chic Lit and Biographies to Crime Novels. Harlan Coben, Lee Childs,Mary Kay Andrews, Janet Evanovich, or any other Murder, Mayhem and Mystery! But no bookmarks please, I never use them!

I also love podcasts! Armchair Expert, The Moth, My Favorite Murder, Crime Junkie, Don't ask Tig, Smartless, Literally, Dateline, and my daughter's podcast Talk2Me are some of my favorites! Let me know if you have one I should try!

My Home/My Style

  • Farmhouse Chic, Antique, distressed style, faded linens, Boho Chic and chipped paint are my jam.

  • Favorite colors, all shades of grays, orange, robins egg blue, pink, aqua, periwinkle, red, silver, white, teal, turquoise, and black.

  • Favorite scents...I like "clean" fresh scents, lavender, clean linen, seashore, pine etc.

A Few of My Favorite Things


  • Vintage buttons

  • Vintage laces and trims

  • Millinery and Fabric flowers

  • Embellishments

  • Vintage ephemera

  • Broken(or not) rhinestone jewelry

  • Antique brass or antique silver finish jewelry findings or charms

  • Collage sheets

  • Vintage or vintage style Halloween and Christmas items

  • Vintage photo/people (realistic) rubber rubber stamps

  • Anything Tim Holtz

  • Glass tiles for jewelry making

  • Old game pieces (especially with the letters L,H,E & C)

  • Old silver plated forks and spoons

  • French themed ephemera & embellishments

  • Washi tapes

  • Day of the Dead and sugar skulls

  • Frida

  • Altered Art Supplies

  • Sloths

  • Tea-I like fruity tea like lemon, peach etc.

  • Milk Chocolate I love licorice (red and black),Caramel, Butterscotch, Runts and sweet tarts are a few Favs

The Girls

** Hayley** is 17 She loves quotes, boho, FFA, and ski team for school. She loves to read, crafts, and decorating!

** Emerson ** is 15 her favorite colors are shades of yellow, blues, and corals. .She loves, crafting, Friends, Gilmore Girls, Hamilton, & llamas.

Their school colors are red and gold and her school mascot is a panther

You can always send stuff for the girls in place of me or choose things from their likes instead of my personal likes :o)

No Thank You

  • Scarves, they are pretty but I don't wear them

*Address labels. I ship all of my mail metered which included the return address.

*Stickers, unless they are vintage inspired (like Tim Holtz) I don't use them.

  • Little kid things, cutesy things.

*Cute Halloween items, we like it creepy and spooky over here ;o)

  • Stuffed animals (we have way too many)

  • Coffee, or Hot Chocolate

  • Seed beads or plastic beads

  • Dottee, Skinny, Inchies etc (It is not that I dislike them, just that I do not do them)

*Confetti, Punchies, or Sequins

*crochet dish towels or dish rags

*Dark or white chocolate, Hershey’s chocolates, fruit filled chocolate, snickers.

************** FLAKERS!!!!******************

** Hall of Shame: **

Holly Jolly Handmade Christmas Flaked on by @TSHAVER25

PKC Triple Treat Tag: Flaked on by @SAVVYGAL


Comment: thank you for al the nice ephemera items.
JudalineZ rated for Handmade Halloween Pendant Or Pin on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for beautiful pendant with necklace!
dorcii rated for LSRUS Happy Mail Swap on Oct 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks! :)
Pumpkin1984 rated for FTLOC#1-Trick or Treat -US on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: I love the scrapbook supplies!! Thanks
dmarie rated for VF: Fairytale Tags #4 - USA on Oct 8, 2021
Comment: These are gorgeous- thank you so much! ♥♥♥ and thanks for joining my swap :)
Comment: Thanks so much! I can’t wait to see what’s inside later :)
Eulegirl rated for 13 Days of Halloween USA on Oct 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the super fun box. I was so excited to see it at my door, and I can't wait to start opening it (ok, I am waiting....but with excitement!)
Comment: What another great creation from you. The box is gorgeous and now filled with all my small Halloween trinkets from all years past! Loved absolutely everything you stuffed the box with. My great niece and I are sporting cat ears today! What a perfect treat on this cool and rainy day! Thank you for the perfect swap. Hugs, Mona
mandymo rated for HEUSA - BOO Box! on Oct 1, 2021
Comment: Holy Halloween!!! I simply cannot get over the wonderful Boo Box you created for me! I don't think my closest friend could have put a box together that I loved more. The box itself is a treasure that I will be displaying every Halloween from now on. I just LOVE the little eyes peeking from the petals. I also adore the ornament. I put up a full Halloween tree and it is already hanging beautifully in a prominent spot. That Bat Lace Pin! That button pin! That necklace and the box it was in! Everything about the box you created was perfect in every detail. And I didn't even mention the doll parts! My mind is already thinking of strange creations that will come to life. You really put your heart into this swap and it means the world to me. I cannot thank you enough for sharing your creativity and your generosity with me. I am so grateful. <3<3<3
Response: You are so very welcome!!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Decluttering our Kitchen on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Please send pictures of your cabinet! I am redoing my kitchen next year and can't wait to design and fill my pantry almost more than anything else. I pretty much turned the broom closet into food storage and it is so tiny and narrow!
kittyfun rated for FTLOC#1-I forgot i had that-US on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the spring book, it's super cute!
AZmom875 rated for Decluttering our Kitchen on Sep 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for participating in this swap. I loved reading about your kitchen declutter in the comments.
Crafty rated for MAE: Tag & Paper Love: Vintage on Sep 29, 2021
Comment: If I could give you more hearts, I would! Thank you for the beautiful tag & the wonderful goodies! And you packaged them up so sweetly! Thanks again, & hugs from Ireland.
Begokschaf rated for CH: Die cuts and more! on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for so many cuts!
Comment: Oh my goodness what a beautiful ugly sweater ornament! Thank you so so much! You did such a beautiful job!! I love it!! Super talented indeed my friend
fortannam rated for SHC: Crappy Stitches on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the super fun recycled stitching amazingness! and the extra tags!
bizzles rated for CH: Die cuts and more! on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the lovely die cuts!
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderful swap. I love, love, love the elephant stamps ❤️
chimerix rated for FTLOC#1-Alice in wonderland-USA on Sep 22, 2021
Comment: WOW! I absolutely LOVE the banner you made for me. It is so well done; I'm going to hang it in my office at work. Aloha!
Response: I am so glad you like it! ❤️
Comment: WOW thank you .so many treasures !!

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kiddomerriweather on Aug 10, 2019:

Oooh! I really like the name Boojangles! His name is no longer Jack.

user6937 on Mar 20, 2019:

Thank you so much for angeling the Stars ATC that @slewis234 never sent. The card is so very nice (front AND back), and your kindness is appreciated!

sassafrass on Feb 21, 2019:

I'm loving the wonderful creative swaps you always seem to have going in Shabby Chateau! I'm looking forward to when life is more caught up and I can join in! Love your creativity!

Lishmo on Apr 11, 2018:

I think of you often, hope you're doing well!

jukejan on Jan 3, 2013:

Loved my carefully selected gifts. You nailed it!

RyeRye on Nov 21, 2012:

wickedred on Nov 9, 2012:

Leslie your such a sweet thing thank you for the lovely inspire me tag every piece will find a home on one of my creations

katiewoo on Nov 9, 2012:

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Well, you must have sneaked over and dropped that splendid little tag off without me spotting you climbing the steps to my house!!! Of course, you know me so well - there isn't even one bead, button, trim or fabric that I cant use! Those coin purse fabrics are spiffing! k x

Bluelily on Oct 31, 2012:

Thank you @christopherpines for the wonderful Inspire Me Tag! I love the ribbon. I love everything.

Bandkh1 on Oct 30, 2012:

Hi Lesley

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Happy Halloween from your Swa-botting friend, Barbara (bandkh1)

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