Swap-bot Time: August 15, 2018 11:05 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: August 12, 2018
Birthday: July 20
Country: United States
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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. Also purse/keychain charms in one of my colors (teal, purple,burgundy) with beads, charms, etc. Love feathers, wings, anything bird.

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 anything and Little Kitty(grands). I swoon over birds and feathers(wings). Purse, keychain charms in my colors. Fun for purses and zippers.

FAVE COLORS: Teal, purple and jewel-tones.

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.

POSTCARD/ATC preferences: birds, butterflies, flowers, crowns, seed pack and animals. Also, not vintage, but vintage copies of above.

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, trees, snowmen, clocks, gears, crowns, anything steampunk or vintage, anything Tim Holtz, 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.

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. New cross stitch and embroidery kits, floss, linen. Pretty note cards. I have a lace/trim/ribbon collection that goes back to the 60's so some of it is vintage for sure.

Often 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, magnets. 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.

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."


Rimbar rated for ABES: Decorative napkins on Jul 9, 2018
Comment: 7/9/2018-First of all i didn't even have to open the envie to give you a heart. I love the postage stamp. So, ty for using a butterfly postage stamp. What an adorable card. Oh my!!! Ty for the ever so elegant napkins. I can't wait to put them to use. Happy swapping.
Response: Rimbar, so glad you liked it all. I love swapping napkins since I have a ton of them. Bet you could find that same stamp at your post office. Thanks for the heart.
BhaktiCreations rated for BL ~ Butterfly and Quote ATC on Jun 29, 2018
Comment: Very nice ATC and I love the quote. Thank You!
Response: So glad you like it. Thank you for the heart. It is much appreciated.
Comment: Hi Coleen and thank you for the skinny with a feather! I thought this swap was a fun one and love how your decoupage one of the feather napkins onto a playing card - brilliant! And love the real large feather too! Thanks for sending me one of your napkins - I shall definitely use it!
Response: Hi Ima, Glad you liked it all. I love those napkins. Must do more projects with them. Thanks for the heart.
hollycm6 rated for CF- Summertime Yellow! on Jun 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the full happy yellow mail!! :)
Response: Welcome, Holly. Thanks for the heart. Appreciate it.
Nnyla rated for CF: SUMMER 2018 SWAP on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the note, bookmark, and papers. I haven't read the note yet. I plan to enjoy it this evening when things have quieted. Happy Summer!
Response: You are welcome, Nnyla. Thanks for the heart.
GinaVisione rated for AMA: APC Bird Series-Finch on Jun 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the lovely APC and jewel and note treats! Happy Swapping ~
Response: You're welcome, Gina. Thanks for the heart. Appreciate it.
pattiairel rated for MAE. - Swapping Out on Jun 18, 2018
Comment: thank you!! ♥♥♥
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Poohtat rated for BL ~ Butterfly Frankenpages on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: Great page! Thank you and I love the extras also. I agree this is fun and I plan on making more too!
Response: Glad! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: What a lovely tag! I love all of the texture and mediums you used! {{hugs}}
Response: Thanks for the heart, Lu. Blessings to you.
BhaktiCreations rated for MAE - Summer Envies on Jun 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the envelopes, I didn't see your note about what you like about Summer. If you're like me it's nothing, I am a spring and fall type person. I figured you forgot for the that reason, I am not a fan, I put the 5 things I like about Summer are 1. Air conditioning, 2,3,4 blank and 5. the beginning of Fall!
Response: I guess I forgot that. Don't like summer. Too hot, have to stay indoors. Can't do outdoor things I like such as hiking, gardening. Only early mornings. Good thing I like getting up early. That's when I garden. Blessings to you.
Pikkis rated for Bird-themed Napkins-swap on May 24, 2018
Comment: First of all, thank you for joining my swap :)! And I like the napkins you sent a lot, especially as there´s one with my favourite bird, a robin. But my absolute favourite is the small one with the blue bird and the roses and the butterflies and the text, it is simply gorgeous. Thank you so much!
Response: So glad you liked them Pikkis. I love birds so anything bird I'm interested. Thank you so much for the heart.
isabellasnow rated for YTPC: Let's Make Franken Pages! on May 17, 2018
Comment: Hi Coleen! I love your little Frankenpage and all the neat images you included. The Seguy butterflies are gorgeous and I love that you used pages from an actual children's workbook. Really fun images (cauliflower ;+) throughout. Thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it all, isabellasnow. Thanks for the heart. Sure appreciate it. Fun swap.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely boards and extras!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: We have swapped before! Thanks for the two wonderful masterboard pieces! Great look to each one and can see many possibilities to using them! Also thanks for the extra bits you sent-I love getting those! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Hi Georgiafae, glad you liked it all. Thanks for the heart.
pennypuppy rated for MFF: 4" x 6" Bird Collage on May 10, 2018
Comment: Love the torn cardboard look you used for the backing! Thanks also for all the extras!
Response: Yay! Fun to use "recycle". Thanks for the heart.
AnnaL rated for Die Cuts Jamboree on May 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks Coleen for the wonderful die cut outs, so much fun to be had. So kind of you to send the extras as well. Enjoy your day today, AnnaL.
Response: Anna, so glad you liked it all. I aim to please. Thankks for the lovely heart.
hibiscus rated for YTPC: Cool Envelopes on May 2, 2018
Comment: wow..thanks for these great spring looking envelopes...love the colors...and thanks for the address stickers...perfect green...nice extras thank you...but I also enjoyed you note...loved this swap...using your envelopes this week...thanks so much...great work!
Response: So glad. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart.
Winegeek rated for Trash to Treasure #6 on May 1, 2018
Comment: I love the cork dangle, what a fantastic idea and I love your design. The extras are amazing, as well, cloth stickers, I can not wait to use them. Thanks for a great swap.
Response: Oh, I'm so glad. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Let's Make Franken Pages! on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: What a treat to receive this swap from you!!! I love it, and I've been contemplating making a journal, now I have the cover to start it! Thanks so much! Great papers!
Response: I really enjoyed this swap. Glad you like my papers, Becky. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I love this special envie of sweet butterflies, birds and flowers! Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Response: Great, Diane. Makes me happy. Thanks for the heart.

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TamiHope on Jul 20, 2018:

Happy, Happy Birthday Coleen! Thank you so much for the information on the blogs. I am going to pass them along to my Dad so he can read them. You are so sweet!

CurlyTea on Jul 20, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

bb2 on Jul 19, 2018:

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

rarjones on Jul 17, 2018:

A very Happy Birthday to you this week! Hope your day is filled with sonshine:)
Hugs, Rose

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clutterfree on Feb 22, 2018:

Hope you enjoy the CF group...look forward to seeing you in the mail box SOON!!


RyeRye on Aug 22, 2016:

Thanks for hosting in Inspiration Station!

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!

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