Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2018 4:46 am


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: May 19, 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."


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!
Comment: Thanks for the lovely boards and extras!
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.
Gnoe rated for ABES: Send 6 Animals on Apr 20, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sending! The envelope was opened unfortunately O_O so I'm not sure whether everything made it here safely :(
Response: I"m sorry it was opened. Glad at least that you got it. Thanks for rating.
Comment: Dearest Coleen, as always, thank you for my great looking envelopes. Happy Spring my dear!
Response: Well, I'm so glad you like them MsLee. Thank you for joining my swap and rating a heart. Sure appreciate that. <3
JaneInSD rated for MAE - Handmade Flower Envies on Mar 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the envies and extras! :-)
Response: Glad you liked it all. Appreciate the heart.
Kitty2cats rated for MAE - Handmade Bird Envies on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Hi Collen, Thank you so much for the cute envelopes. I love the bird stamp you used. Thanks also for the extra goodies, will put it all to good use!
Response: Glad you liked it all. Thanks for the heart. Appreciate it.
skier11 rated for MAE: Handmade Butterfly Envies on Mar 28, 2018
Comment: Such fun envelopes! Thank you! My apologies for the late rating.
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for heart.
Mantia rated for Adult Coloring PC #71 USA on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: The glitter mist looks so cool! Thank you for the lovely postcard!
Response: Glad you like it, Mantia. Made the marker run, but I even liked that affect. Thanks for the heart.
jn6754 rated for EH~~Bird Envies Handmade on Mar 27, 2018
Comment: This was fun. Thank you.
Response: Oh good. Glad to hear it. I love doing bird anything. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
JaneInSD rated for MAE - Three Different Ones on Mar 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for rating.
bb2 rated for CF: Mail Art - Flowers on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely mail art flower envelope and the goodies inside. It all arrived in perfect condition. I can even reuse the envelope!
Response: So glad. One never knows about the mails. Thanks for the heart, Joan. Appreciated.
Kalalinga rated for MAE - Those Birds on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great envies. I love your feather stamps and the extra surprises in the envelopes.
Response: So glad. Appreciate the heart..
Sunflower107 rated for CF: Bird Mail Art on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you , cute envelope
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks so much for the heart. Appreciated

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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!!


orneryswife on Aug 4, 2017:

I didn't realize you were back in the States! Hope all is well with you!

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!

ShannonArtsyFartsy on Nov 20, 2014:

Thank you so much for the awesome envie full of book pages and music sheets!!! :) ♡♡♡♡

Candyn29 on Oct 9, 2014:


anrtist on Feb 22, 2014:

Christian Swappers Group ;-)

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