Swap-bot Time: August 17, 2022 4:37 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: August 17, 2022
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 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.

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.

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 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.


JBuchner rated for EPUSA: Playing Card Tags with Tabs on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you!!!!! Lovely swap
tristitia rated for EPUSA: I have never made…#7 on Aug 17, 2022
Comment: So sorry for the late rating! Your little flipbook is adorable - the tea tag quotes were such a good idea, love it! Thank you :)
Fabriqueen rated for Happy Mail - USA only on Aug 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool pocket for my junk journal and all the wonderful goodies you loaded it with! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: So glad you liked it. Those little pockets are so easy and fun to make. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
ellie rated for FTLOC#1 The Fun of Clusters ~ US on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: I just love all the pretty clusters. Thank you. Thanks for hosting this swap.
Response: Oh, I'm so glad. They are so fun to do and so simple. Thanks for joining my swap, Ellie. Blessings to you and yours.
georgiafae rated for MJS: Clusters for Journals ~ US on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap-I always need more practice at clusters and building up my stash! These are fun cluster-like the charms added to each one and the variety of size! Cute envelope-saved it-may have to do a little coloring-thanks for sharing! Good to swap with you again,too! Take care!
Response: Yes, I'm always glad when I see I get you as a partner. Thanks for the heart, Georgiafae and for joining my swap. Very appreciated.
thebrassyletter rated for My Crafty Side #4 ~ USA on Aug 3, 2022
Comment: Love it! Thanks
Response: So glad. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Magenta3 rated for EPUSA: Book Page Pockets on Aug 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks very much for the resend. Charming!
Response: These were so fun. I"m still making them. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated. I always try to please.
lrm1980 rated for ABC USA: Christian Handmade Envies on Jul 28, 2022
Comment: They are beautiful! Thank you so much.
Response: Aww, so glad you liked them. Thanks for joining my swap and for the heart. Very appreciated.
Christianmom rated for LSRUS ~ Handmade Envies on Jul 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you Colleen for the beautiful handmade vintage envies and for the goodies. I love the paper you used. Have a wonderful day. Happy Swapping!!
Response: Oh, that makes me happy that you liked them. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
ellie rated for EPUSA: Easy Collaged Envelope Pockets on Jul 20, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the fun envelopes, they will be a nice addition to my art journal. Oh, by the way the extra you sent to me was one that I sent to you in our last swap.
Response: Hi Ellie, How funny that you got one back that you sent. Just shows you sent something good enough for me to share again. Glad you liked my envies. It was a fun swap. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
vlhafer54 rated for EPUSA: Felt Clusters on Jul 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely felt clusters and all the other bits and bobs - Happy Swapping!
Response: You are so welcome. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
meenaRN rated for Fill Your Faith Journal Round 4 on Jun 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the handmade envelope and coloring page and other goodies. God bless you.
Response: So glad you liked it all. Thank you for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: I’m sorry for the late rate… I thought your mail was from my penpal named Coleen! She makes the same type of vintage pockets! I just now saw that I had not rated my partner for this swap and put 2 and 2 together. Plus I don’t see swap title or your Swapbot name anywhere that would’ve tipped me off. Thank you for everything- very nice, all of it! Happy Swaps
Response: Ramya, so sorry I missed identifying my drawing. Thank you so much for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful corners! I put one in my journal today, I love them <3
Response: Oh, I'm so happy. Thank you for the heart. Very appreciated.
Lilyhax rated for 5 postcards in an envelope #10 on Jun 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you for all the amazing postcards I love them all.
Response: Oh, I'm so happy about that. Thank you for the heart. So appreciated, Lily.
Kitty2cats rated for EPUSA: Fabric-covered Envies! on Jun 18, 2022
Comment: Hi Coleen, Thank you so much for the lovely fabric covered envies! I love that color and the pretty lace trim. Thanks for all of the fun goodies tucked inside, as well. Loving that piece of fabric, it reminds me of a batik.❤️
Response: Glad you liked it all. I saw you liked all pinks so picked it. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
PaperPassion rated for Altered Music Sheet on Jun 14, 2022
Comment: The napkin music sheet tag is so well done.Thank you,it will be a beautiful addition to my journal.
Response: Aww, so happy you like it. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
IDASHi rated for CPG: Napkins/Serviettes Swap-US on Jun 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the napkins and other bits, I am excited to start collageing with them!
Response: So glad you liked them. It is fun to do napkins on......try them on music paper for a very pretty affect. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated,
Magenta3 rated for CPG: Napkins/Serviettes Swap-US on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: thanks! (Great envie, too!)
Response: Your welcome. I'm just puzzled why you don't rate a heart when you seem to like what I did. Same as our last swap together so I was curious to see if it would be so this time too. Stumped.
EleanB rated for AATC: One ATC with a child on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you, I love the chocolate ad, and the old photo was a real surprise (reminds me of my childhood!)
Response: Elean, so glad you liked it all. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.

Rating Overview

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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,

LindaW on May 3, 2022:

Thank you for the last envelope. I appreciate that you thought of sending those items.

circularlogic on May 1, 2022:

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


LindaW on Apr 19, 2022:

Thank you for the small cards.

OrigamiGrace on Apr 17, 2022:


Jjean on Apr 15, 2022:

Have a Blessed & Happy Easter...

LadyJo on Apr 6, 2022:

Thank you again for another envie filled with lovely things I like! I received your Lovely Europe post cards that is for sure! Thanks for being a Wonderful Faith Sister the month of March!

AZmom875 on Mar 19, 2022:

A friend loves at all times Proverbs 17:17

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