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Last Online: October 30, 2020

Country: United States
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About Me

About Me

I am very allergic to cigarette smoke so please don't send packages that are reeking of smoke!


My favorite swaps to do are handmade crafts and craft supplies. I love de-stash swaps! I really enjoy making things and sharing my craft stash with my partners. Its fun to read profiles and find things that my partners will like.

My home is in the state of Washington, east of Seattle, in the woods - out of town, on a hill. Its great to be up here when its flooding, but not when its icy and we have to drive down.

I was born in Arizona and grew up there. I have also lived in Southern California and Oregon before coming here.

I am mainly a ceramic artist but love doing all kinds of arts and crafts. I love craft materials - I'm a craft material addict. Also I like making recycled art and altered art out of all kinds of junk. I used to be a teacher and really loved doing all kinds of art projects with the children, using recycled materials.

After taking years of ceramic classes I decided to be a professional ceramic artist. Its been a lot of work but also fun. But after 20 years of it, I am slowing down and taking the opportunity to do other kinds of arts and crafts.

I recycle, reuse, reswap, and regift. I don't usually reswap handmade items unless they are supposed to be sent on, like a card. I consider anything handmade to be a treasure.

I'm not real picky about what I get as far as craft materials or other swap items, I can find a use for almost anything. I would prefer that you send recycled things or things from your stash rather than spending money buying new stuff. And if you don't have something on my list, feel free to send something else. The following is just a guideline. I won't hate you or give you a 3 for sending something I don't like, because I usually can find someplace to use it.

MY FAVORITE COLORS are blues, turquoise & aqua, any shade of blue-green, yellow, pinks, teal green, rust, burgundy, copper. I like anything that is a transparent color. I don't like black, gray, beige, lime green or olive green. I do NOT like polka dots! ** (Black is okay for Halloween swaps though!)**


• Craft supplies - beads, charms, ribbon, lace, buttons, fabric, iridescent and metallic stuff, unusual yarns, embellishments, glitter glue, metal or glass pieces, old rusty things, vintage stuff, all kinds of paper,

• anything copper,

• windchimes, bells, suncatchers, mobiles,

• mountains & rocks,

• ocean stuff,

• trees, leaves (esp.maple leaf shapes, but not real leaves cuz I have too many of those already. Ha ha you should see my yard in the fall!),

• fairies and angels,

• spirals, swirls, waves, squiggles,

• heart designs, flowers

• furry animals, (I hate reptiles, frogs, insects, & spiders)

• Southwestern designs - the American desert, Native American, or Mexican - (but NOT howling coyotes, lizards, snakes, cattle skulls, Kokopelli, Frida Kahlo, or Day of the Dead stuff)

• I like birds, but not chickens, rooster s, ducks, or geese. (I like the real ones but not the images for crafts or decor.)

• For Halloween I like cute ghosts and pumpkins and cats. Nothing ugly or scary.

• For Christmas, my favorite things are nativity scenes, angels, trees, bells, stockings,ornaments & snowflakes. I love glitter, not loose, but glued on cards and ornaments. .....Actually, I like Christmas things any time of the year! ..... I am a Christian so love religious themes for Christmas.

However I am not offended by things from other religions. I enjoy studying and learning things about all religions.

• My favorite characters are: Eeyore, Pooh, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, Garfield, Paddington Bear.

• I'm not into Kawaii, but I don't mind getting Kawaii stuff. I like cute animals like pandas, koalas, kitties, puppies, squirrels, deer, and bunnies.

• I do NOT like clowns, pirates, skulls, skeletons, monsters, scary stuff.

• I'm allergic to lots of scents - but love anything with vanilla or citrus scent. Any fruit scent is okay. NO lavender please, that really sets off my allergies.

• I don't wear makeup except for lip gloss.

• Love tea and coffee, unsweetened. Candy is good, but NO gummy candy or gum. I love black licorice and dark chocolate!! And any candy with coconut, caramel or peanut butter.

• I do not like artificial sweeteners.

• My ears are pierced and I really enjoy getting earrings. I like both silver and gold, and of course, copper. I really like dangly earrings. My jewelry sizes are 26" necklace, 8" bracelet, .


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WISHLIST: (But don't go out and buy anything, just send if it is in your stash and you don't need it anymore!)

Vintage Christmas or Halloween images

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

Tulip themed items - stickers, fabric, ribbon, rubber stamp, paper, embellishments,

Textured or chunky yarn - I prefer variegated colors over plain ones

Miniature things,

Adhesive ribbon - paper or fabric

Paper lace ribbon,

Vintage lace, ribbon, or buttons

Washi tape with nature designs(leaves, trees, flowers, seashells), or hearts, or snowflakes

Washi tape in plain transparent colors,

Silk fabric or ribbon,

Leaf stickers that look like real leaves (not shiny or glittery),

Stazon Re-inkers in forest green or brown,

Small pieces of transparent colored glass for mosaics or fusing (the glass can be broken or crushed, it doesn't have to be cut neatly), . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Favorite Music

Acoustic Guitar. Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Classic Rock, New Age Instrumental Smooth Jazz

Favorite Crafts

pottery (stoneware and terracotta, functional and decorative, sculpture),
beads, jewelry, fused glass,
papercrafts (collage, greeting cards, journal pages),
weaving, sewing, crocheting
assemblage and mixed media

Other stuff

To my recipients: I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS. If you don't get something within two weeks of the send date, send me a message. If something is damaged, missing, or didn't have enough postage, send me a message. If anything is wrong with a swap package, let me know so I can fix it. If you have a complaint, please send a pm instead of putting it in the rating comments.

However, remember that once a package goes into the PO, I no longer have control over it! Also mail from my town goes to a regional center for sorting and postmarking, so the postmark date may not be the same day that I put it in the mail.

If you get a swap from me please let me know that you received it! I don't care about the ratings, I just want to know that you got the swap.

I often send extra stuff because I have it or because I want to ~ its not for getting a heart.

To my sending partners: You do not have to spend extra money for Priority shipping just to get it to me faster. If you send it by the "send by" date that's good enough for me. I can wait for regular mailing. If you keep the package below 13 ounces you can send it First Class and it will be much less expensive.

If you send to me and don't get rated by me, or hear from me, that means that I didn't get the package. I ALWAYS RATE WHENEVER I RECEIVE A SWAP PACKAGE. I have a post office box and do not go there every day so sometimes a package might be there for several days before I pick it up.

I'm pretty generous about giving hearts but they are not given for "extras", but for a swap that is "extra special". Which most of them have turned out to be!



Comment: Holy guacamole Batman! This is such a beautifully created swap! If you are ever up for a private swap let me know.
ChristyClark1970 rated for LSRUS: USA Goodie Bag on Oct 28, 2020
Comment: Just received your package today! I love it all!!! Super cute!!!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely fabric.
Arabella rated for AI: Let's Make Some Clusters ~ US on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Ah, Lisa!! Beautiful work as always!! And I feel so blessed (and spoiled!) to receive 8 of your lovely clusters! The Christmas poinsettia is amazing as is the fall leaves one! Love the Halloween one as well as the flower ones! Thank you so much, dear swapbot friend!
fortannam rated for A.I. - Tag It on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely tags!! Super cute!!
loey rated for Halloween sticker pocket letter on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the vintage images and am so excited about the Peanuts Halloween stickers. You were super generous, thank you!
armadillogal rated for TF: Something Halloween on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the neat table cloth and pin!
Comment: Whoa!!! Thank you for all the lovely orange and brown goodies! I really appreciate it. I appreciate the ATC sized papers and the fabrics and textures. I cannot wait to experiment with it. Thank you so much. Take care and have a fantastic day!
Mindy82671 rated for Halloween Filled Paper Treat Bag on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the goodies 🤗
BasketWorks15 rated for Expressions of Teal on Oct 5, 2020
ChrisD rated for Christmas Journal Page # 6 on Oct 5, 2020
Comment: Absolutely adorable! This journal page is perfect! The card is so cute. Thank you.
tlemon4 rated for BOO BOX!!! on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the great boo box I couldn't believe all of the cute items that you had stuff in that box too many cute to list.Thank you so much for a great swap.
Jjean rated for Destash your stash on Oct 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the fun items.
PamV rated for Fibers, ribbon, lace and trims swap on Sep 23, 2020
Comment: Wow! Wow! Wow! Thank you for your generosity in sharing so much variety...I love it all! The kelly green velvet is to die for... many of the trims will be used in my Bohemian journal..lovely. The extra doily pieces you sent are so awesome and very much appreciated. Thank you!
user2148 rated for Fibers, ribbon, lace and trims swap on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Yowza!! How spoiled am I?? 😁 Wow, everything is spectacular! Your stash must be awe inspiring and I am so blessed to have received so much gorgeousness!! The vintage pieces, silk ribbon, cactus & southwest🌵ribbon, gorgeous beads - it’s all just perfect and I am overwhelmed! Thank you so very much! AZ is still 🥵 too hot, but beautiful as always! ❤️❤️
swayzer rated for Fibers, ribbon, lace and trims swap on Sep 21, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness Lisa, you totally spoiled me, Thank You. You package is like all my favorite colors in one. I'm going to have so much fun with this stash. We lived in Cedar Hills in 98' I wonder if you were there then? Small world :-)
EleanB rated for CPG-Candy Tin Full of ATC Goodies-US on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you, OMG what an awesome collection of goodies
myancey rated for LSRUS: USA Random Filled 9x12 Envie on Sep 9, 2020
Comment: This package was simply amazing. Thank you so so much. I love everything you put in this and the llamas and owls and lighthouses and Pooh make me happy. Thank you sweetie. Have a fabulous day!
TryshaH81 rated for Fairies Are Magical - USA on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the magical package!
tam61 rated for ABC USA ~ Letter B Swap on Sep 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you love them all

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Poohtat on Sep 17, 2020:

Thank you for the great Destash Envie for the August RAK. Lots of goodies!

grammypammy on Jul 28, 2020:

Thank you for your participation and swapping in ABCUSA Swaps!



Ukucaitie on Jul 24, 2020:

Hello! Thank you so much for the acrylic stamp RAK! These are pretty and Ill be able to use them in my journals and art :)

Kirkdebb on May 11, 2020:

Thank you for the April RAK #2 ~ Easter and spring destash. It came in the mail today and I was surprised at all the goodies you sent me. Thank you so much for this amazing RAK!!

chimerix on Apr 13, 2020:

Thank you so much for the birthday gift! It was so kind of you to send me the beautiful beads. I am really touched by your kindness. Aloha

glennasgarden on Apr 12, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful little seed beads in all sorts of shades of blue.

Kirkdebb on Feb 27, 2020:

Thank you for the ribbon pieces RAK. It's a great variety of colors and textures, I am excited to use them!!

carfra89 on Dec 28, 2019:

Thank you for the December RAK!! It was all great stuff and beautiful stickers. Thank you!

SoCarla on Dec 16, 2019:

thanks so much for joining the destash swap! I really enjoyed reading through your profile, lots of info for your partner to destash for you!

ginny19590 on Sep 9, 2019:

Thank you so much for the wonderful envie of goodies, you sent me for September's RAK. Thank you so very much......=)

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