Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2021 5:38 am


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: February 25, 2021
Birthday: July 20
Country: United States

About Me

If you don't receive it, I make it right, I don't flake, just check my ratings. I rate the day it arrives.

I love art, crafts, music, hiking, biking, gardening and teaching art. Love feathers, wings, anything bird. Vintage/steampunk also my faves.Love address labels if you can make them.

Favorite Crafts

I do mixed-media plus teach arts & crafts. It's a mission, I provide everything. So I like swapping for your de-stash. I keep an art journal, I draw, alter items/books, I do beading, jewelry, more. Love vintage anything and steam punk, also Paris. I swoon over anything bird, feathers.

FAVE COLORS: Teal, purple and jewel-tones.

ATC/Skinny/PC collections: Crowns, Flowers, Vintage, steampunk, butterflies/dragonflies & birds/feathers.

RUBBER STAMPS: anything vintage or steam punk, gears, clocks, crowns, birds, owls, dragonflies, butterflies. Background/texture stamps too. No wood back stamps please. No room.

METAL CHARMS: same as above and flat charms/filigree I can glue onto my books.

Teas: Green is my fave, especially flavored ones. Fruit/Herbal is good.

Things I'd Love

I'd love to have some of your die-cuts: leaves, birds, butterflies/dragonflies, trees, snowmen, clocks, gears, crowns, anything steampunk or vintage and anything Tim Holtz. Any words that I could use on tags, etc. Preferably cardstock. No machine myself.

Love,love,love small crocheted flowers.

Embellishments or stickers of flowers or anything nature.I supply everything for my classes and ladies love flowers/birds/butterflies/dragonflies.

Also love purse/keychain charms in my colors, teal, purple. Fun for purses and zippers.

Brass/metal stencils, used ok.

Things I Can Swap

Destash your extras in exchange for....

I have great items for collage or art journaling: foreign: maps, music, brochures, stamps and product labels, business cards and other odd items all in foreign language, usually Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Georgian, French, Armenian, German, Italian. Also have a small amount of Arabic and Hebrew language items. All from 22 yrs living in Europe.

I have a lace/trim/ribbon collection that goes back to the 60's so some of it is vintage for sure.

I have foreign money/coins.

Postcards from various countries and themes.

Beautiful paper napkins from Europe. Just brought some back from Germany (vintage style).

I'll trade for scrapbook stuff....your chance to clear out what you don't want. I like vintage anything, but needn't limit it to that.

Dream List

I need a banner for my Etsy shop if you know how. Would love some address labels and swap cards.

What I Don't Want

I have enough cards/stationary, thank you. No postcards. No Halloween, skulls or dark side stuff. No candy, tea or coffee and I"m over the top with note pads. Thanks, anyway. Also, no cosmetics or personal products. All of the above is with the exception of being in a swap for these items.

Trouble from

Susanne Gross (FrauSusii) flaked on Reusable Bag Swap #3 Jenni Lumpkin (Pawprints) flaked on me twice. Evitake flaked on a "Stuff It Full" swap Evelyn Rozychi (eviroz), rated 3 for a swap that was evidently lost twice and even tho' I sent a third registered and she got it, she felt the need to rate down. My record of ratings speaks for itself that I am not a flaker, so be cautious if you swap with her. Christine Alejos (christine1) flaked on "Int'l Stuffed Envie."


Comment: Wow! That transfer turned out perfect! Thank you for the sweet ATC and the cute extras! (And also for the weather well-wishes!)
Response: Glad you liked it all jillybird. It was fun to do again. Been a long time ago. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
cmmaldonado rated for MAE: Handmade Bird Envies ~ US on Feb 21, 2021
Comment: Hi Colleen! I’m still unboxing things after a remodel and I just found your swap! My apologies for the late rating, and thank you so much for the goodies! The envelopes are beautiful, I’ll definitely use them! 🥰
Response: So glad you found them and are happy with them. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
papertreasures17 rated for Embossed Papers on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the embossed sheets and shapes. I certainly cannot match your recycling creativity, but this swap was for embossed papers. I think you and I interpret paper differently.
Response: Hi Papertreasures, I'm sorry you felt that was unsatisfactory. I use these pretty embossed pieces as paper, but I can see where one could interpret it otherwise. Thanks for rating.
Magenta3 rated for LSRUS-Pretty Napkin Swap (USA) on Feb 16, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun!
Response: Hi Magenta, glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart,. Very appreciated.
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Pretty Napkin Swap (USA) on Feb 8, 2021
Comment: love them thank you
Response: So glad. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Miracle rated for 5 postcards in an envelope #6 on Feb 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you. I love the postcards and the extras. Have a good day
Response: So glad. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Beautiful collage!
Response: Thank you jj. Glad you liked it. Fun to do. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Sequoia183 rated for A.I. - Make some Coins on Feb 1, 2021
Comment: Love!
Response: Thanks
thevmatt rated for AI: Handmade Envies ~ US on Jan 22, 2021
Comment: Thank you.
Response: Welcome.
jeka396 rated for MAE: Bird Envies on Jan 8, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the fun bird envies!!
Response: You are Welcome. Thanks for joining my swap.
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-Tea time on Dec 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you but the card is dirty but I look forward to trying the teas
Response: Sorry. Guess I didn't notice that.
Comment: Thank you for all of the great postcards!
Response: Welcome, thanks for the heart.
user6937 rated for Xmas tags on Dec 14, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Will be sure to use them this year :)
Response: Great. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Such a pretty bag filled with some bird goodies! Thank you!
Response: thanks
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas collage strips. Happy Holidays!
Response: Welcome. So fun to do. Thanks for the heart. Appreciated.
Tverne05 rated for AI: Christmas Clusters on Dec 5, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cute clusters. I like them all but the snowman one is my favorite. I like the way you used the old gift card to make a cluster. Merry Christmas and be safe!
Response: glad u liked them. I tried to do different styles. thanks for the heart.
Csomma827 rated for Christmas Embellishments USA on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely embellishments.
Response: you're welcome. fun to do. thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the gorgeous envies and the fun foil!
Response: So glad u like them. Thanks for the heart.
Fabriqueen rated for AI: Clusters Anyone? US on Nov 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome decorations you made for me! I love them! Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Response: So glad you like them, Diane. So fun to make. Happy to do a private swap for these any time you want.
isabellasnow rated for Mae- Your creativity! on Nov 25, 2020
Comment: Hi Coleen! Ooooh....these are really pretty! I always forget how beautiful paper looks when it is embossed! Love the patterns and colors you chose. The gears one is amazing!
Response: So glad you like them, Isabella. So fun to emboss. Happy to do a private swap for more if you want to any time,

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OrigamiGrace on Aug 7, 2020:

Happy Friday!!


luleemik on May 14, 2019:

Coleen, thank you soooo much for the wonderful RAK I received!! Love all of the different papers and am sure to be using them as backgrounds for future projects!! {{hugs}}

bb2 on Jul 19, 2018:

May you be happy as a hummingbird on your special day! God bless.

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

Sherry71 on Dec 26, 2015:

Coleen! WOW, WOW, WOW! Thank you so much! You are awesome! The package you sent me is amazing, I all of the cards you sent and there soooo many. Thank you! I am still adding goodies to the package I am sending to you :)

Sherry71 on Dec 6, 2015:

Jubula on Feb 1, 2015:

Coleen, welcome to the Bird Lover Group BLoG!

You are now a BLoG-er!

Please tell us some of your favorite birds so we can send you happy mail! -Jubula

First swap extended-send by Feb.14

New swaps coming!

anrtist on Feb 22, 2014:

Christian Swappers Group ;-)

lovetherain on Jun 25, 2013:

Hi Coleen, Thanks so much for the postcards and stationery RAK! I'll make good use of them, when I write letters to my friend. Thanks again!

Postcardpeggy on Mar 31, 2013:

Your granddaughter is in my prayers!

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