Swap-bot Time: September 24, 2023 8:03 am


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: September 24, 2023
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, gardening and teaching art.

Favorite Crafts

I do mixed-media plus teach arts & crafts at the library (volunteer). It's a mission, I provide everything. So I like swapping for your de-stash. I have tons of foreign text items from living in Europe 22 years. I also send craft supplies back to Ukraine for children/ladies ministry.

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. Address labels will get you a heart for sure. Anything sunflower.

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.

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.I also send items to Ukraine for ministry.

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 Ukraine.

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 stationary, thank you. 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. Jenni Lumpkin (Pawprints) flaked on me twice. Evitake flaked. Evelyn Rozychi (eviroz), she was difficult. Beware. Christine Alejos (christine1) flaked.


Comment: Love them! Very interesting use of materials!! Thanks!!
JJcrafty rated for Stash Swap - Small on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you! I love your envelope as well!
Manonroberts rated for Themed Destash #1: Owls on Sep 13, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the lovely owl themed items and extras! :)
Response: Manon, Glad you liked it all. I didn't have a lot of owl stuff so you got most of it, but I shall start collecting. I like owls. TU for the heart.
Response: ButterflyGirl, thank you for the heart. So appreciated.
Lyndylou5 rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage on Sep 9, 2023
Comment: I love the way the flower hangs off the edge of this card a bit, and the 3D butterfly is great! I'd never heard of grid collage until I came across this swap. And it's so fun! Thank you for all the extras too. I actually collect business cards to use in craft projects, and the one you sent is so colorful, I really like it. The envelope you made is great too. Thank you so much for everything!
Response: So glad u liked it all, LIndylou. I aim to please. Thank you for the heart, So appreciated.
jekbot rated for Patterned paper clusters on Sep 5, 2023
Comment: Thank you for my clusters! I love that shade of green!
Response: Oh, I'm so glad. Sorry it wasn't strong enough to get a heart.
Comment: Hi Coleen! Thank you for all of the postcards and the extras! I will pass a couple of the postcards on. I will use a couple to learn something new. I love them all! Happy swapping! 🙂 Oh, and I loved the envelope! Such a great idea! ♥️
Response: Sam, glad you are happy with my swap. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Scrap buster! on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap and for the scrap buster happy mail! ☺ Hope to see you in the swaps again soon - happy crafting! ☺
Response: Love scrap busters. Thanks for the heart.
Mcmillal01 rated for A Mixed Envie of Goodness Swap on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: This was so exciting for me to receive because it was my very first swap! I love love love my goodies :) <3 <3 <3 Thank you!
Response: Oh, I"m so glad and my honor to be your first. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
ReadWithMel rated for Rainbow Mail #3 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Coleen, I love the coloring page envie! I feel so inspired! And, I'm so grateful for the wonderful assortment of goodies on the inside! Thank you!
Response: Oh, good. I have so many coloring books that I'm always looking for ideas to use those pages. I think they are so pretty even uncolored. Thanks for the heart.
Begokschaf rated for One of a kind ATC on Aug 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Jjean rated for Quick Quick #11 on Aug 25, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the great items... I will use......
Response: So glad, Jean. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: There were so many extras! I love seeing postcards from other countries, especially vintage ones. Thank you!
Response: I aim to please. Glad you liked it. We lived in EU for 22 years so i have a lot from there. Thanks for the heart.
Highlander18 rated for MAE - using three different on Aug 20, 2023
Comment: I didn't see a card stock envie and you sent one to color with your return address. Your outside envie was the heaviest paper of all.
Response: Hmm, thought I had that in there. Sorry. I'll pay more attention next time. Blessings.
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, Coleen!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the little extras along with the envelopes.
Response: You are welcome. Thanks for the heart. So appreciate it.
BusyB rated for MJS: Themed Magpie Supplies - BLUE on Aug 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you Coleen, I love the textiles! Blue is a good favorite color, great minds! Lol
Response: So glad you like it all. Yes, blue is lovely. Blessings on your day.And thank you for the heart.
MissBrenda rated for USAPC: Paint Chip Journal Cards on Aug 10, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great journal cards! They are awesome! Happy swapping.....
Response: So glad you like them. Fun doing. I even took a pic of them. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thanks for the postcards.
Response: You mean the envelopes.. You're welcome.
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice mix and the great communication!
Response: So glad yu liked it. Thanks for the heart. Much appreciated.

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OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

TaraBird on Jul 26, 2023:

I can't comment from that profile so here I am - I'm so glad you received the swap and loved everything! Honored to have given you your first happy mail stickers. I have several kinds, I will have to send you a small assortment ♥ Thank you so much for rerating and giving me the chance to make it right!!

rarjones on Jul 3, 2023:

Happy July Birthday Month!

CF group - Rose

yvonne401 on Jun 18, 2023:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



Barbara on May 22, 2023:

Hi Coleen, happy mail is on the way! Thank you for being kind about the mail situation.

rarjones on Jul 5, 2022:

Happy July Birthday!!! Christian Friends Group - Rose

BlueberryLady on May 20, 2022:

Thank you for your thoughtful Prayers, the Scripture Cards and the Note Cards, Love the teal/turquoise Doily for May Faith Sister GIFT... Hugs from Ohio. Love the Art work on the outside of the envie. ! !

circularlogic on May 14, 2022:

Hope you have a fantastic weekend! You and those you care about remain in my prayers,

circularlogic on May 1, 2022:

Praying for you all May long! Have a happy Sunday!


AZmom875 on Mar 19, 2022:

A friend loves at all times Proverbs 17:17

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