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Last Online: July 23, 2024
Birthday: December 1
Country: United States
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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. The past 3 years I have been doing a lot of online art classes.

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 bird images, but not chickens, roosters, 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. NO skulls or skeletons, please! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

• For Christmas, my favorite things are nativity scenes, angels, trees, bells, stockings,ornaments & snowflakes. (no Santas) 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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

•NEW ~ I said before that I'm not into Kawaii, but now I have a new niece whose father is Japanese and his last name is Kawaii.
So if you have any cute Kawaii stuff you want to send I would love to have it for her.


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!)

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

Vintage Christmas, Halloween, Valentine, or Easter images

I need the following stickers: angels, realistic leaves and flowers, deer, squirrels.

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

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

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,

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), . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To my recipients:

My post office is understaffed and overwhelmed right now and everything has to be sent to Seattle for sorting and postmarking, so it may be several days after I send for it to be postmarked.

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'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!

A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT AWESOME PACKAGES AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE RATED AND GIVEN ME A HEART!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Favorite Music

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


PinkPengin rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #268 on Jul 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for swapping with me for this event too! I loved getting the card from Phoenix since I am near there - I had actually never seen that one before!
Comment: Thank you for the great cards you sent me for this swap - I especially love the amazing red monkey flower, which I had never heard of!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #267 on Jul 20, 2024
Comment: Nice postcard selection. Thanks
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely postcards. I hope you are enjoying the summer. It looks like you are lucky to be in the small part of the country that isn't being fried too badly by the heat/
Comment: Thank you for the painted mountain scene card.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Decoupage Napkin Technique on Jul 17, 2024
Comment: Lisa, thank you for all the fun napkin things - super cute! Love the summer theme napkin - definitely happy mail! 😀
marclively rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #266 on Jul 13, 2024
Comment: Many thanks!! Marc
debbee2014 rated for Upcycle Decorative Napkins on Jul 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the pretty napkin card. You were busy and did a few extras. Thanks, I can't wait to use them on other projects.
LadyJo rated for GIFT: Mail Art July 4th on Jul 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the bright beautiful Mail Art! We enjoyed it relaxing and saw some fireworks out the front door!
shreve rated for Paper Towel Technique on Jul 5, 2024
Comment: The card you created was stunning the colors and the leaves just beautiful. And the book mark and extra paper towel pieces will be put to good use as well. Thank you:)
Phish rated for AI: Small Drawing With L♥VE #5 on Jun 29, 2024
Comment: Thank you! Nice linework. ^_^
debbee2014 rated for TA: Yupo & alcohol ink on Jun 26, 2024
Comment: Wow i just love the alcohol inks you used. they are so pretty. Can't wait to use them in a project.
youngsenior rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #265 on Jun 20, 2024
Comment: Thank you for all the nice cards. Your friend Joy
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! Fun swap for sure.
Comment: Lisa, thank you for the beautiful Spring Tree card, it is so sweet! -Gracias!
monsbrick rated for GIFT: Mail Art Letter C on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you Lisa!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap. Hope you have a lovely day. Happy swapping.
coleenfranks rated for Masterboard Craft on Jun 8, 2024
Comment: Lisa, nice job. Isn't it fun doing masterboads? They always turn out so different.
JuneRosebud rated for CR: Ocean Inspired Mail Art on Jun 7, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the post card, Lisa, and the ocean magazine clippings. I love the ocean...
Comment: Thank you for all the green items. Looking forward to using everything.

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chimerix on Jul 9, 2024:

Thank you so much for the destash envelope! I wish I had time to craft right now with some of your beautiful painted papers! I will get so much use out of the lovely things you sent. Aloha!

RAKs Only - July

addieixmarie on Mar 25, 2024:

Lisa, I just got your March RAK today of the Spring and Easter Destash! WOW!! Thank you so so very much for everything! It is all just perfect in every single way and I love everything! I am so beyond grateful and so appreciative for everything that you sent. You have made my heart so happy today<3<3 Thank you so very much again. You have a beautiful heart<3<3

CraftyMail on Jan 2, 2024:

Thank you for the November RAK - Maple Leaves. Glad they finally arrived. I will enjoy using them next Fall.😊

bb2 on Nov 4, 2023:

Thank you so much for the great RAK#2 Fall Themed Envie. So, many fun things. I especially like the paper napkins. They are so much fun to use for card backgrounds and other paper art. This RAK was above and beyond. Happy Thanksgiving.

sleepykitty on Oct 20, 2023:

Thank you for the amazing RAK #2 of Halloween Goodies Destash! I LOVED the ribbons most of all. I appreciate how generous you were, and thoughtful. Happy Halloween!

Aumonae on Oct 11, 2023:

Thank you so much for the black and orange envie via RAKs Only October RAK #1!

chimerix on Sep 22, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful embossed papers. What a great selection to play with. They will be so wonderful in my crafting. Have a great day!

RAKs only Aug

AJ73 on Sep 18, 2023:

Thank you for your August RAK #2 Destash Crafting Stuff. I love love everything especially the embossed papers! There are so many fun things to use!!! Hugs.

BlueberryLady on Aug 15, 2023:

Thank you for the July RAK Embossed Papers.. Pretty colors and designs.. They came yesterday 8/14/2023 ! !! !

JuneRosebud on Aug 12, 2023:

Lisa, thank you for the RAK On RAKS ONLY USA for July RAK ~ Embossed papers ~. They will come in handy=)

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