Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2018 2:56 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: February 21, 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 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, 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. Don't need 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."


Comment: Thanks for the colorful envelopes I can’t wait to put these in the mail to share with somebody. They will love their happy mail too!! Thanks also for the extras! Take care ;)
Response: You are welcome. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the great envies! I love the bird one.
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the cute envelopes and labeled already! Thanks for the swap cards too, those are always nice to have.
Response: Great, Becky. Glad you liked it all. It's a joy to share. Thanks for the heart.
Kalalinga rated for MAE: Hearts on Jan 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you for another excellent swap. The envelopes are gorgeous and all the extras are great!😊
Response: So glad. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart.
Jjean rated for C.I.: Easy Colored PC Swap (USA) on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the neat PC - And yes, I am so looking forward to warmer weather.... :)
Response: Glad you liked it Jean. Fun to do and not real time consuming. Happy 2018 and thanks for the heart.
ladydy5 rated for MAE- stencil It! on Jan 19, 2018
Comment: Very cool!! You only needed to send one so many ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Glad you liked them. Once you start a process, why not make more? Swapping envies is one of my favorite crafts.
Kalalinga rated for MAE: Gelli-print envelopes on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the gelli print envies. I started out the same way you did making prints on a different surface. Now I have a gelli plate and what a difference! Mono printing is fun! Thank you for the extras!
Response: Kalalinga, I so appreciate your understanding. I may invest in a gel plate one day, but thriftiness is part of our life since we've retired.Thank you for the heart.
Tamawi rated for MAE - Using Calendar Pages on Jan 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the nice large envelopes! I've gotten into deco books lately and these will be a great size for sending them.
Response: So glad. Thanks for the heart. Really appreciate it.
MsLee rated for MAE - Partners Choice on Dec 20, 2017
Comment: Coleen, thank you so much for my very cute envelopes. Have yourself a very Merry Christmas.
Response: Glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart. Happy 2018. May it be ever so blessed.
Madameabi rated for Sending Love With Christmas! on Nov 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the card and the stickers and such.
Response: Welcome. Thanks for the heart.
foudre rated for December Tea Swap on Nov 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the tea !
Response: Thanks for rating.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap and so many nice teas. Yes, we have been partners before a couple of times. It's always nice to hear from you. I really liked your note . . . Happy Thanksgiving!
Response: Great. Thanks for the heart. Happy Thanksgiving
Akanksha23 rated for ENVIES...Handmade!!! Late Oct. on Nov 16, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating. Happy Thanksgiving.
Comment: Thank you for the cute stuff you sent. I especially love the butterfly washi.
Response: So glad. Thanks for the heart. Appreciate it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the beauties you made for me! I really love them <3
Response: You are welcome. Glad you liked them. Thanks for the heart.
sjayana20 rated for QUICK Rubber stamp swap #171 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: I loved the fall stamps. Thank you so much 😀❤💖. Thanks for extras too :)
Response: So glad. Thanks for the heart.
Lexidh rated for QUICK 10 metal charms swap #91 on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you =) I especially love the tiny butterflies, big books and the cat, of course!
Response: So glad. Found another cat again for next time.
Comment: Hi Coleen! Thank you so much for everything. Love the swap-bot tags, note cards, everything that you sent. Those vintage postcards and double-sided vintage pictures are the best—each one of them. Thank you for all the wonderful extras. I’ve had a very challeging week at work; staffing issues, etc. Once I finally arrived home this evening, your beautifully decorated envelope was waiting for me. How uplifting! ❤️ Thanks again for the happy mail!
Response: So glad you liked it. Receiving happy mail can be a real uplift. It's why I do S-B. Thanks for the heart. Sure appreciate it.
Rimbar rated for EH~~FALL/Autumn Envies on Oct 25, 2017
Comment: 10/25/2017--Thank you ever so much for such cute envies and I loved all the goodies you included in the envie...what a surprise. Happy swapping.
Response: You are welcome, Rimbar. Glad you liked it all. Thanks for the heart.
tsimington rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!! End Oct. on Oct 23, 2017
Comment: Hey Coleen. Thank you so much for my goodies! I could tell you read my profile. What a sweet selection, bless you.
Response: Yes, I did read the profile. Glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart.

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orneryswife on Aug 4, 2017:

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

CurlyTea on Jul 25, 2017:

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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