Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2019 5:43 pm


Date Joined: January 29, 2017
Last Online: August 20, 2019
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States
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Hi. My name is Kimberly Faye Kirk and I am an easy going, young at heart Leo. I have been happily married to my awesome husband since 1988. I'm also a mom to 2 adults who are moved out but not far away :) I do not have any grandchildren. I live in the foothills of the Angeles National Forest, in the high desert at an elevation of 4,500' in Southern California. We have the most amaizing sunsets, snow in the winter & lots of wildflowers in Spring. The summers can get pretty hot, but the afternoons are shaded by the mountain and it always cools off in the evenings. There are no city lights around so at night you can see all the beautiful stars! It's very peaceful up here and I love it! In southern California you are only an hour away from everything, the city, the mountains, the beach or the desert. There is always something fun to do!

SWAP MAIL: I am using my work address in San Fernando to receive swaps because the closest post office to my home is actually in the next town and they don't deliver packages to my house. At work the security gate is locked on the weekends, so you might see a message on your tracking saying "failed delivery attempt" but don't worry, they will deliver it on the next business day.

MY PASSIONS: I love to travel and have been to many countries. It's so cool to see the world and experience new things! I love visiting museums, monuments, castles, cathedrals & graveyards. I enjoy taking pictures. I also love taking road trips, camping, beachcombing and light hiking. I enjoy going to art galleries, botanical gardens and tea houses. I work a couple of days a week in the office of our machine shop. On the weekends I sometimes go stay on my boat to be near the ocean because that's where I grew up. When I am home I am mostly doing crafts, playing with my cat, or working outside in my yard. Outside, I have an organic vegetable garden and a greenhouse for flowers, a little koi pond and a beehive, plus 3 chickens. I love all my pets, healthy food, nature, art and beautiful things. I am an active Post Crossing member and treasure my collection of postcards from around the world!.

Favorite Holiday: Halloween.

favorite Food: Salad.

My favorite colors are Greens, teal & lighter shades of pink, peach coral, melon, Tropical color combinations, Forest color combination, pastel color combinations & Autumn colors. I usually don't care for purple. I do like a little glitter, but I'm not the blingy hot pink glitter kinda girl.

For jewelry I like shorter necklaces & my ring size is 5 1/2 - 6

I wear a size Small Petite & dress in a Boho style.

Size 6 flip-flops & moccasins.

Favorite number is 3.

Favorite Crafts

I love to spend time in my craft studio painting, doing holiday/seasonal crafts, making jewelry using glass beads or natural stone, day of the dead shadow boxes, soap, paper crafts & making Ukrainian (Batik) Pysanky eggs. I don't sew, knit, crochet, cross stitch or journal. I am discovering so many new crafts through Swapbot. There are so many creative people here. I love it!

Themes & Styles I like

Alice In Wonderland, Fairies, Gypsies, Mermaids, Goddess, Cats, Victorian, Bohemian, Frida Kahlo, forest, ocean/beach, India, Egyptian, Irish, Scottish, British Royal Family, Tea themed, French shabby-chic/romantic, Retro 50's, cactus, zen. Fawns are special to me.


My kitchen is in a Retro 50's theme colored in pink & mint green.

My living room is Bohemian.

My bedroom is Tropical.

My guestroom is Vintage/French/Shabby Chic (not country).

My bathrooms are: #1 Desert #2 Pond-like #3 Mermaid.

Office is in an Around the World, Spiritual/Meditation etc. theme.

Den is decorated in brightly colored Mexican tiles & art.

Rec Room has neon bar lights, slot machine, pool table...

Christmas Decorations: Secular/Winter themed or Vintage/Retro please.

Halloween decorations: Vintage or creepy.

Things I enjoy receiving


I love receiving Handmade items where I can tell love and pride were put into them:

Something you specialize in making or something your country is known for making.

I would LOVE a Snippet Roll!

Handmade ornaments for my Valentine's Day tree,

Handmade ornaments for my StPatrick'sDay/Celtic tree.

Handmade ornaments for my Autumn/Halloween tree. Creepy is just fine with me :)

Things Made With Nature,

Nicely Made ATCs.

Spirit Dolls,

Junker Jane Dolls,

Felted Animals or Food,

Altered Tins & Matchboxes,

Shadow Boxes,

Paper Mache,

Amulet Bag,

Crocheted Barbie Dresses,

I want to start collecting handmade wooden & sewn toys (Waldorf type) for my someday grandchildren, since I can't sew worth a crap.


Catnip Seeds (cat does not like dried catnip),

Hummingbird Nectar,

Anything from my Amazon List :D

Eco Friendly Items,

100% Silk Scarves (amazon wish list),

Felted Items: Animals, Fairies, Elves, mermaids or Foods,

Thin/Fine Paintbrushes,

Eyelet Tool,

Fringe Scissors,

Polymer Clay,

3 to a Page Postcard Sleeves,

Pysanky Dyes,

Snap Settings for Gems!!!

Jewelry from Countries Outside the USA that Represent it's Style... example, a Claddagh from Ireland, Woven bracelet from Guatemala...

Tea, sealed in individual identifiable sleeves (not just the teabag itself)...I keep them in my Tea Rating Journal & that is the only journal I keep.

Reusable sandwich Wraps/Sleeves,

Reusable Metal or Wood Straws,


Coffee Bean Gift Cards.

Hobby Lobby Gift Cards.

Michael's Gift Cards.

Handmade Decorations for my house from your Travels around the World.

Items from World Market/Cost Plus.

Cute Camping/Glamping, Boating, Pool, She-Shed related items.

Exceptionally awesome Crystals & Seashells.

Canvas for painting on.

Golden or Liquitex Acrylic paints in the following colors: 1) White. 2) Black. 3) Teal.

High Gloss varnish for Acrylic.

I use beads but I am very picky about them...I only like to use high quality.

I do paper crafts but I have SO MUCH that I really do not need any more supplies for this ;)

FROM $DOLLAR STORES (if you must):

foundation sponges,

cute party plates,

Mod Podge,

Elmer's type school glue (no glue sticks),

Cotton Balls,

A gift card,

outdoor staked solar lights,


double sided tape,

cleaning sponges.


Native American jewelry,

Turquoise, Amber, Peridot.

Vintage Rhinestone Jewelery,

Retro 70s optical plastic ring.

Rock or Punk Rock Records, Cassettes or CDs.

Crocheted Barbie Dresses.

Limoges, Belleek, Carnival Glass, Milk Glass, Fenton, Capodimonte, Swarovski miniatures.


Alice In Wonderland,





I use a trunk instead of a stocking, so size does not matter.

I do not mind receiving used things that are CLEAN and in good condition.

EXTRAS: If you want to include extras, a wrapped tea bag would be appreciated. I really don't care to receive loose papers,loose stickers & samples of washi.

If I am in a swap that requires FOOD: I would prefer Tea. I have allergies to gluten & wheat & artificial things give me migraines.

If I am in a BEAUTY SWAP: I would prefer things like facial sponges, wash cloths, bath mitts, Loofas, sea sponges, sleep masks, aloe socks...NOT actual products since I have VERY sensitive skin that rashes up bad.

Things I won't use


FOOD (including hot chocolate) or RECIPES, due to Allergies & Migraines, Unless the swap calls for it, of course...in that case, please no WHEAT, or artificial anything.

NO COSMETICS or TOILETRIES- Skin Allergies. If I am in a BEAUTY SWAP I would prefer things like: Facial Sponge, Bath Mitt, Loofah, Scrubbie, Aloe Socks, Sleep Mask, Cooling Gel (freezer) Mask...things like that.

I don't keep a planner journal (project Life etc.) or use page tags.

Note Pads, Sticky Notes, Loose Papers & Washi Samples.

No sewing items, knitting/crocheting or cross stitching...Ribbons, Yarns..

Pencils, Erasers, Sharpeners. I have a thing about using pencils, they make my skin crawl.

Magnets & Key Chains.

Glow Sticks & Plastic Kid Toys, foam/kid crafts.

Makeup Bags & Coin Purses,

No Religious Items.

I have been sent items that smell of mildew or have been dirty & even crusted up with food. Most people would not do this, but if you happen to be one of these people, please don't.


camouflage, animal print, country or wine themes (actual wine is fine LOL).

Thank you!!!

Quotes Movie Music Books

My favorite quote is:

"I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then". from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Reading: The Rules Of Magic & Post Mortem.

Shows I am watching: Stranger Things, Better Call Sal, Outlander, Red Queen, American Gods, Preacher & Breaking Bad. Hallmark channel.

Favorite Movies: Pulp Fiction & Halloween. I also enjoy Disney movies.

I mostly listen to 80s New Wave, classic rock & mellow rock. Also, Piano/Rain music to sleep & Celtic music, world music.

Books I like: A lot of zen type books, reference/how to books, art books, travel, mystery, adventure, classics.


I do my best and would never intentionally hurt someone. If you have an issue with a swap I have sent, please message me about it. Some of these crafts are new to me and I am learning new ideas from others. I send my swaps off with well wishes and the intent to spread happiness. I absolutely love swapping!

Ever wonder what happens to all the things you make and send off? I have all my handmade treasures from swaps displayed all around my house. Dangling from walls or in glass cabinets, on shelves, in vases. I pull my flipbooks out for every holiday to display on the coffee table and all my ATCs & Pocket Letters are in albums that I go through every now and then. :)

Thank you for reading my profile and for all your swaps, they really brighten my days :) Big hugs!


Haole1 rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 8 on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cards and the extras!
cherlita rated for Wonderland: Alice Postcard Swap on Aug 19, 2019
Comment: The postcard is so lovely, so is the quote! Thanks and have a wonderful day β˜€οΈ
JazD rated for Mini Wreath on Aug 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you
luleemik rated for Put a Cork in It on Aug 17, 2019
Comment: The swap was so festively wrapped, I hated to open it; but what a cute little cork ornie! Thanks for always being such a great, creative swapper:)
Comment: Thanks! I like your idea to save paper and use a zipper bag. Saving for Christmas. Also, thanks for the Pandora cleaner cloth :)
earthnk rated for WIYM: Show Me Your Craft #1 USA on Aug 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the oil diffuser bracelet. I will try it out with either some of my bourbon geranium eo or lavender 40/42. What is the scent blend in the little bottle with the bracelet, my nose can’t place it. Your handmade bar smells lovely and I recognize your top swirl decoration πŸ˜€ thanks for sharing your crafts with me.
Response: Oh, silly me for not mentioning the EO scent! It's actually patchouli, but a nice mild one in my opinion. :D
Comment: Michael Myers is really cool ~ thank you so much! And thanks for the Halloween tags too, always appreciated. Happy Halloween!
Comment: I loooooooooooooove this line of postcards! They are so beautiful. Lucky me! Cute 'spell". lolol Thank you!
Comment: Hi Kimberly! Thanks for the cute Halloween pc and quote - loved them both! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
ariestess rated for July Magickal Stocking Stuffer on Jul 30, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much! Will come back in December to further comment on the gift.
Comment: Great cards!
Comment: Thanks for the cute ornament and bag and key chain.
Comment: Ooh, I wonder what's in here - but I'm going to be good and put it in my stocking. Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
luleemik rated for Christmas in July Stocking Stuffer on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: I'm just like a kid and can never wait to open these stocking stuffers! Love the Christmas tree design you created:)
bluesky rated for Christmas Gifts in July - USA on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: thank you! thank you for fabric wrapping and the cute liion king book! happy summer :)
bluesky rated for July Stocking Stuffer USA on Jul 26, 2019
Comment: thank you! off to my box! :) yay for plastic free packaging, thank you so much :) it's hot here too and after a bad bout with cold for all of us we're ready for some summer activities ;-) happy summer!
Burger1girl rated for Fill My Stocking -- July 2019 on Jul 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the notebook! The Christmas card is beautiful!
shiloh102 rated for Fill My Stocking -- June 2019 on Jul 23, 2019
wolfeagle rated for Mer-Folks Art Doll on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks.
Artistic rated for Magic Box Destash Swap July on Jul 10, 2019
Comment: What an eclectic box!

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

institches on Jan 14, 2019:

Fill My Stocking Swaps - I'm just getting my gifts opened today. I would like to thank you for all you sent to me over 2018 and for participating in the swaps.

sandyponey on Jan 9, 2019:

Happy New Year to you too!

institches on Dec 8, 2018:

Ethan was over to our house for the night so I let him open his stocking stuffers. He says "Thank You" to you for the Minion Blind Pack, the book, Lego's and something else which I can't read his writing...lol

Thanks for participating this yeas and have a great holiday season!

starhiker on Dec 7, 2018:

Such a lovely christmas card its very nice thank-you! no other half yet but will rate when it arrives.

1creativemama on Nov 28, 2018:

I hope you enjoy the items! Merry Christmas! Blessings, Heidi

shinyserra on Oct 27, 2018:

You are too sweet! Thank you so much for mailing extra stuffers! I will dip into them if I find a double :) Happy fall!

Moominbrooke on Oct 24, 2018:

Thank you for angeling! Good Samhain to you :0)

CurlyTea on Aug 6, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ScrappyCEW on Jul 10, 2018:

Cotton Breeze Body Butter from Honey Butter Bath Co. - awesome!!!!! Loving it!

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