Swap-bot Time: March 30, 2023 11:20 am


Date Joined: March 23, 2011
Last Online: March 29, 2023
Birthday: April 23
Country: United States
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About Me

Updated 12/9/22

Hello :) I am an esthetician by trade and own a small day spa. I love what I do but I long to have more time to draw, paint, sew, read and swap! I have 2 lovely daughters 9 and 13. We have pet rats and they are the sweetest little creatures. My husband is a professional chef (no, he's never home to cook for us!) and we live in California's central valley.

I love swapping. Apparently, I am a lot more creative when I have a deadline. I have had a great time making things for my partners or even just decorating the packaging that I send my swaps in. I have been on Swap-bot for over 10 years now! Thank you to everyone that has ever sent anything to me. I feel so fortunate to have received some truly beautiful and thoughtful swaps :)

Likes/favorite themes:

I enjoy most color combinations but tend to lean toward soft muted or pastel colors

Pullip and Blythe dolls. I'd love to customize one someday


Anything chocolate (chocolate and caramel and chocolate and peanut butter are my favorite combos)

Coffee! especially flavored coffees like chocolate, hazelnut, and caramel

flowers especially violets, roses and hydrangeas


miniature anything, I love all scales


gingham, polka dots

japanese import fabrics

handmade - If you love making it, I know I'll love to receive it :)


Sanrio characters especially Little Twin Stars, My Melody and Cinnamoroll

matryoshka dolls

Edward Gorey

David Bowie

rain, rain clouds, umbrellas, rainbows


Calico Critters

tea, teacups, teapots


French themed

woodland themed

fairy tale


hand drawn/painted/doodled

design and craft books and magazines

washi tape

deco tape


wooden embroidery hoops (especially small or oval)

dmc floss

all sweets! cupcakes, candy, cookies, doughnuts

anything from, or inspired by, the store Anthropology

paper, stationery and stickers, nice pens

nature, forest, beach

butterflies, birds, flowers, pears, apothecary jars

animals: all, especially bunnies, kitties, mice and woodland creatures

mythical creatures: dragons, fairies, mermaids, gnomes, etc.

cabinet of curiosities

creepy cute

magic, tarot, palm reading, crystal balls

Tim Holtz

Martha Stewart craft products

Day of the Dead

Mail Art

Halloween-all year long (favorite themes: vintage, witches, skeletons)

Valentine's Day

Christmas (favorite themes: vintage, snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread, hot cocoa)

clear or rubber stamps

I collect/Wishlist

ornaments for my Christmas tree in a winter forest theme (deer, birds, fox, bears, snowflakes, frosted pinecones etc.)

tiny ribbons, trims, buttons and fabric with small prints for making doll clothes

stickers, always stickers! (especially in one of my favorite themes above)

embroidery hoop art

oval embroidery hoops (any size)

any miniatures in any scales

papers with interesting textures

anything with cute mice or rat illustrations

My daughters like:




Hello Kitty and friends especially Kuromi

mini brands


My Dislikes/Things I Would Not Like to Receive

religious items

black licorice

Looney Toons

Betty Boop

most sports


My swaps come from a smoke free home. My wishlist, favorites and likes lists are just to give ideas of what types/styles of things I like. I am happy to receive used items as long as they are in good condition. I re-use packaging whenever possible.

I am always open to private swaps. The ones I have done so far have been absolutely awesome!

Favorite Crafts

I love most of the ones I have tried and I always want to try more!

making miniatures is my current obsession. I enjoy working in just about every scale

hand sewing small projects and embroidery

A big love is Mail Art!

painting, doodling, drawing

I enjoy papercrafts. I love paper and tools like punches and stamps. I do not "scrapbook" but I am impressed with the beautiful results achieved by people who do.

polymer clay

Favorite Books

I love historical fiction, fantasy and mystery. Recommendations are always welcome. I am currently reading The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

Favorite Movies

Sixteen Candles, The Princess Bride, The Last Unicorn, Corpse Bride, Young Frankenstein, Howl's Moving Castle, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mean Girls, Labyrinth, Breakfast Club, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), Edward Scissorhands, Interview with a Vampire, Heavy Metal, The Lord of the Rings, Amelie, any movie based on Jane Austen or her novels, Ready Player 1, Hocus Pocus, most Pixar movies

Favorite Television

Currently watching The Handmaid's Tale (it's so good!) Stranger Things, The Happy Place, Parks and Rec, Dexter, Shameless, Weeds, The Office, Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, Shitt's Creek, Cobra Kai, Gilmore Girls, American Horror Story


Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful decorarions on the envelope and the goodies. And for the effort you put in making it so special for me! I love the book-shelf cards ❤️
charophyta rated for Moonlight Mail 🌛 USA on Feb 27, 2023
Comment: Wowww! One of the best decorated envies ever received. Hand painted with swirls of silvery sparkly moonlight against darkness and I looove all the moon themed paper goodies you included!! Where did u get the little moon journaling card stuff?
MuggleMom rated for UHM: Pick A Theme Mail Art on Feb 25, 2023
Comment: Yes, please - PURPLE mail 💜 is always welcome. Love that you sent purple butterfly 🦋 ephemera also! Thank you xxMuggleMom
LauraM540 rated for usapc: CUT APART EMBELLISHMENTS on Feb 18, 2023
Comment: Love the sweet embellishments! Thanks!
warheart rated for Valentine's Day Card Swap on Feb 16, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely cards for both my son and I!! And thank you for swapping with me!
kclicquot rated for PS: Valentines Swap on Feb 9, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the valentine!
Autist rated for PS: Valentines Swap on Feb 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the lovely valentine! The stickers were perfectly sparkly. I can see them great! Cheers, Rook
Comment: Thank you Lisa want an adorable card! Have a wonderful Valentine's day!
Comment: Oh my, Lisa, what an absolutely lovely swap! Everything you sent was so pretty and adorable! It positively brightened my day <3 Thank you for such a thoughtful envie, also, yes, the avocado paper is too, too, too CUTE! And, but of course, I would love to do a private swap! Thanks for asking ( ´ ∀ `)ノ~ ♡
Comment: I love Hot Air Balloons! I took a flight years ago. You did very well with the clouds. Thank you very much for the mail art envie (saving the images) and the oh so cute little stickers - new to me!
Comment: Cute envie and wonderful sticker assortment. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
theshyone rated for Let's be friends! on Jan 6, 2023
Comment: Oh my goodness Lisa! (^ω^)You spoiled me so much! I enjoyed getting mail from you throughout the month, but this last package was just, so, so, so thoughtful! I felt so special, it had a little bit of everything. I have never received a face mask or a pen in a swap before and all of the labels were so adorable! Also, you packaged everything so prettily! Thank you for going above and beyond, such a lovely experience having you for a partner! ♡( ◡‿◡ )
Comment: :Merry mail! So cute! Best wishes for the holidays and may we have peace in the coming year.
Comment: Thank you Lisa for the Christmas card and stickers. I love the Christmas card. It is so cute. Hope you and your family has a wonderful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!⛄🎄
Comment: I absolutely love everything you sent! Thanks so much!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and the beautiful stickers. Mele Kalikimaka
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and snowman stickers. I LOVE your return address labels! xo
Inesrv rated for Winter Wonderland INTL on Dec 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you Lisa for this lovely mail! Love the card and stickers! Hope you're having a wonderful winter. Love, Inês
Comment: Thanks for the owl and Mermaid goodies! Happy Holidays!
ginny19590 rated for VF: Scavenger hunt #2 - USA on Dec 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for reading my profile. You really deserve this heart.....=)

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susieq11 on Feb 22, 2023:

Thank you very much for the PINK ENVELOPE for WW February! It is amazing inside and out! Really lovely to find in my mailbox today! I can’t wait to use everything you sent! Thank you for thinking of me this month! : )

lindseyjae on Feb 21, 2023:

Hi hi! Thanks for the lovely things you sent for my WW February wishlist - it's all so cute and perfectly fits my style!! Hope you enjoyed this month and are doing well! :-)

Poohtat on Feb 18, 2023:

Thank you for the WW Feb birthday wishes. I love vanilla coffee so I will try the Don Francisco. Sounds yummy!

BusyB on Feb 14, 2023:

Thank you so much for the "dollhouse mail!" Almost ready to start my build. So much more involved than I thought but so excited! WW Feb

supersquirrel on Feb 13, 2023:

Oh My Goodness - Thank you so much for the SUNSHINE! Your February WW envie is packed with everything I LOVE. I appreciate your thoughtfulness...and the 3 of hearts 🐿️❤️🐿️

CariahCreates on Feb 13, 2023:

Thank you for the lovely birthday card from my WW February wish list

Mimosagirl on Feb 11, 2023:

Thank you very much for my wishes! These are awesome valentines washi samples ❤️ WWFeb

kiddomerriweather on Feb 10, 2023:

Thank you so much for the precious, hand painted, Johanna Parker inspired ornament. I love that little bug. She's so cute! I can't wait to hang her on my year-round tree! I love the little mad libs card. So much fun! Thank you for thinking of me at my second favorite time of the year! There is something headed your way . . .

Heirloom on Dec 31, 2022:

Happy New Year from USA Happy Mail

theshyone on Dec 22, 2022:

Your holiday greeting card was so cute and I so enjoyed the note you wrote me in it for the Let's be Friends swap! The coffee cup note with the holiday ephemera was sooooo precious! Thank you for bringing a smile to my face and making me feel special (⺣◡⺣)♡*

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