Swap-bot Time: February 15, 2019 11:20 pm


Date Joined: February 19, 2015
Last Online: June 12, 2018

Country: United States

About Me

I send all of my swaps on time, so if you do not receive a swap from me let me know. I try to replace lost swaps when I can. I also rate when received.

My favorites are sunflowers, birds and mermaids. I also like doorways, windows, and gates. I make a lot of books and I love journal cards, pockets, embellished paper clips, paper flowers, etc. to use in my books. I host an altered book swap group on Yahoo and a mixed media group on Facebook.. I love anything homemade--paper or sewing.

I make ATC's, rolodex cards and postcards to relax and create little works of art. I find a lot of enjoyment in making these small pieces. I like to receive homemade backgrounds for these.

About Me

My favorite color is blue. I love brights and am not a pastel person. I also do not like gliter, gold or silver (except at Christmas time). Please NO GLITTER OR FOOD.I watercolor, do mixed media, collage and love all things paper. I also quilt and embroider.

I also like to receive items that I can collage. I prefer items from magazines, catalogues, etc. Stamped images and die cuts are nice as well. I don't particularly care for items that have been printed from the Internet, Kawaii and other kiddie items or purchased scrapbook items..

About Me

I like to make postage stamp people and collect stamps with people's faces. Used stamps are preferable. I like art that imitates zetti style, Nick Bantock, Roben Marie Smith and her gang, and Matisse.

I like to know about yourself or where you live. A note on your post card or included in the swap is appreciated.

About Me

I have my art work displayed on Flickr. I do not have a blog.


heatherkm rated for Diecuts - Themed Birds on May 25, 2018
Comment: Hi! Sorry it took me forever to rate you. But, thank you so much for all the wonderful bird diets and ephemera:)
luvbird rated for VJP: Over the Moon on May 16, 2018
Comment: Shelly, thank you for the lovely Over the Moon VJP...really great. Love all the embellishments that you used. Great swap!
Comment: Darling journal page! Love that darling image of the girl and her basket! Love all the great extras! That charm that's it over the top! Thank you for a great swap amd extras!
MsLee rated for VC: April Tag on Apr 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for my Tag Shelly, and my gears. Have a great month.
Response: Thanks for the rating. You have a wonderful Spring too.
vanneparis rated for RJ - Rolo w/ a Cowgirl on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Wow!! What a fun Cowgirl Rolo. I absolutely love it!! So happy to have you as my partner. I am always inspired by your art and techniques. Thank you so much for joining the swap. Talk to you soon -Vanne
Response: American southwest is one of my favorite themes. I even have an American sw altered book. Thanks for the rating.
vanneparis rated for VS - Lady w/ Wings Rolo on Apr 5, 2018
Comment: Hi Shelly - Thank you so much for the beautiful Rolo. I love the image that you used and the flowers and texture came out so pretty! I hope you had fun with the theme. Take Care -Vanne
Response: I love making the rolos and glad you were happy with it. Thanks for the rating.
Myself333 rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #25 on Apr 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute ATC, and the goodies!
Response: Happy you liked it. Thanks for the rating.
russromano rated for WIYM - Homemade Envies - USA on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the amazing effort to get me your envies. Have a great 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating. If I run across an interesting different pc will send it to you.
Comment: Thank you so very much for the darling journal page...very sweet. Thank you also for the darling Easter card and the extras. Very nice swap.
Response: Glad you liked it. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you for resending. The APC was wonderfull, gave me ide's for later. Thank's fot the extras
Response: I am so glad this batch arrived! Thanks for the rating.
fairyduster53 rated for VJP: Spring is in the Air on Mar 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely vintage raspberry journal page!! It is just beautiful and one of my favorite things!!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I was so excited when I saw the raspberries since your profile said you like them.
widelo123 rated for WIYM Postcard Alphabet - T - USA on Mar 24, 2018
Comment: Shelly, thank you for the great turtle postcard. We have the huge loggerhead turtles that come on the beach and lay there eggs. Yes, it is amazing how the little turtle hatch and find their way to the ocean. Shirley
Response: Thanks for the rating. I just love the turtles.
fairypretty7 rated for Die-Cuts themed Flowers on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great diecuts.
Response: Hope you can use them. Thanks for the rating.
Comment: Thank you so much for a lovely tag! Our provincial flower is the dogwood. Also thanks for the extras!
Response: Thanks for the rating. I grew up in Georgia and dogwoods are everywhere. So pretty in the Spring.
VioletFaye rated for EJ: Ephemera Destash March 2018 on Mar 20, 2018
Response: Thanks for the rating
emeraldawn rated for MARCH out like a lamb APDG on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: I love these spring pictures
Response: Thanks for the rating. Hope it is warming up where you live.
Comment: I love it - Thank you so much! And yes, we survived the bad storms unscathed.
Response: Thanks for the rating and glad to hear you were safe.
Mustluvdoggies rated for VC: 3 Elements ATC #24 on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Darling ATC! Pretty lace and charm. I love making these 3 elements. Thank you for the great extras, that envelope is sweet!
Response: The 3 elements ATC are so much fun. Thanks for the rating.
Kimmi50 rated for MFF: Send 10 Bird Ephemera on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness Shelly what a wonderful selection of ephemera. You included so many cool things and types I am really going to enjoy using all this. The napkin is pretty and thank you for the material pieces as well. I love it all thank you Shelly for an amazing swap! 💕🦆🦅🦉🕊💕
Response: You are welcome. Birds are one of my favorites. Thanks for the rating.
wolfeagle rated for Postage Stamp Creations on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much. I love the postage creations also.
Response: Thanks for the rating. They are so much fun to make.

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SuZignomeMoM on Mar 12, 2018:

MARCH out like a lamb APDG

Hope your March is more like the lamb than the lion.

nancylee on Mar 12, 2018:

MARCH out like a lamb APDG Hi Thanks for joining my swap - enjoy the decorations and hope you have a lovely mild March

budding trees and song birds courting make me think of late March dandelion seeds blowing in soft wind

time for ice cream and frozen yogurt- I can already hear Mr. Softy coming around in his truck

bright sun peaking around fluffy clouds

Shellyr on Mar 12, 2018:


CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 8, 2018:

Sending you some February gifs, I hope you like them, since their was not a swap for Feb,

Mister Rogers 50th anniversarry

emeraldawn on Feb 7, 2018:

Something blue

elkalsa on Feb 5, 2018:

APDG Something blue




Shellyr on Feb 4, 2018:

APDG SOmething Blue Blue is my favorite color.

yvonne401 on Feb 1, 2018:

Thanks for the February pictures! Unfortunately I am no longer able to post pics. What a bummer! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!



Shellyr on Jan 31, 2018:

I am sending a February wish to all of the usual monthly profilers. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day.

Violet is the flower of the month

Happy Valentine's Day

President's Day

Black History Month

Shellyr on Jan 17, 2018:


I am lucky and live in South Florida, so I see butterflies a lot in the winter. Just today I saw a monarch. When I lived in CA>, I saw the monarch butterflies in migration in Santa Cruz. There were 100's of thousands of them and they clung to each other with their wings closed. They made the trees look like willows. Simply amazing!


In Butterflies of North America, Jeffrey Glassberg describes the mourning cloak butterfly: "Above, there is nothing like a Mourning Cloak, with its plush brown velvety color, studded with royal blue and edged in ochre." It is, indeed, a handsome butterfly in its own right. But when you find a mourning cloak butterfly warming itself in the sun on one of the last days of winter, you may think it's the most beautiful sight you've seen in months.

Mourning cloaks are some of our longest-lived butterflies, with adults surviving as long as 11 months. By the end of winter, individuals may be noticeably tattered. On late winter days when the temperature is mild, they may emerge to feed on tree sap (most often oak) and sun themselves. Throw some bananas and cantaloupe on top of your garden compost heap, and you might find them enjoying a late winter snack.

Scientific Name: Nymphalis antiopa

Range: Nearly all of North America, with the exception of the Florida peninsula and the southernmost parts of Texas and Louisiana.

Habitat: Woodlands, stream corridors, urban parks

Adult Size: 2-1/4 to 4 inches


Question marks like habitats with open spaces, so suburban butterfly enthusiasts have a good chance of finding this species. It's larger than other anglewing butterflies. The question mark butterfly has two distinct forms: summer and winter. In the summer form, the hindwings are almost entirely black. Winter question marks are mainly orange and black, with violet tails on the hindwings. The underside of the butterfly is drab, except for the contrasting white question mark symbol that gives this species its common name.

Question mark adults feed on carrion, dung, tree sap, and rotting fruit, but will visit flowers for nectar if their preferred diet is in limited supply. In some parts of their range, you can lure them out of hiding on warmer March days with overripe fruit.

Scientific Name: Polygonia interrogationis

Range: East of the Rockies, from southern Canada to Mexico, with the exception of the southernmost part of Florida.

Habitat: Wooded areas, including forests, swamps, urban parks, and river corridors

Adult Size: 2-1/4 to 3 inches


Milbert's tortoiseshell is simply stunning, with a wide orange band of color that gradually fades to yellow at its inner edge. Its wings are outlined in black, and the hindwings are usually marked with bright blue dots on the outer edge. The leading edge of each forewing is decorated with two orange marks.

Although the flight season for Milbert's tortoiseshells is May to October, overwintering adults may be seen in early March. This species can be plentiful one year and rare the next.

Scientific Name: Nymphalis milberti

Range: Canada and northern U.S. Occasionally migrates south as far as California, New Mexico, Indiana, and Pennsylvania, but rarely seen in southeastern U.S.

Habitat: Moist locations where nettles grow, including pastures, woodlands, and marshes.

Adult Size: 1-5/8 to 2-1/2 inches

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