Swap-bot Time: October 16, 2021 10:56 am


Date Joined: May 26, 2017
Last Online: October 16, 2021
Birthday: March 29
Country: United States
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NOTE: I love Swap-bot and do take it seriously. Please contact me if you have not received my swap. I always send out my swaps on time. If you don't receive it then it must be lost in the mail. I have never flaked on a swap.

ALSO NOTE: For those who are postmark sticklers, please keep in mind that I mark my items sent when I put them in my mailbox. If I missed that days mail, it won't be picked up until the next day.

I always rate when I receive swaps and hope that my swap partners will do the same. Thank you!

Hello, I'm Shirley and I love to receive and send 'Happy Mail'! I'm married and have one son who is grown. We have a cat named Sofie who is like my baby girl. I love swapping, crafting, baking and reading!

My kitty sofie:

I love stickers, chocolate, crafty things for making cards, scrapbook paper, embellishments for ATC's, etc.


CARDINALS - I love Cardinals, they are very special to me for several personal reasons. I will welcome anything you send with Cardinals on it and pretty much guarantees a heart from me!

Amish anything! I'm a bit obsessed with Amish and would love postcards or anything with info about their way of life, or Amish things like cookbooks, pamphlets, etc.

I love paper crafting the most. I like to make my own cards & envelopes, bookmarks, etc. I love scrapbooking, craft supplies and all that fun stuff. I'm also a huge CAT lover and love anything with cats, woodland animals or really cute animals. My favorite colors are Pinks & Blues, but I aIso really love earth tones too! Oh and anything GLITTERY! I love things that sparkle :)

I also love anything Primitive (Prim), snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread men, pumpkins, and anything to do with Autumn!


I am allergic to anything strawberry, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts.

Things I Would Like to Receive

Scrapbooking supplies: Washi tape, die cuts, scrapbook embelishments, papers for scrapbooking, gel pens, vellum, adhesive gems, random craft supplies for ATC's, etc.

Paper - if anyone has 8 1/2 by 11 tea or coffee stained paper they can share. I would be forever grateful! :)

Postcards: My favorite postcards are things like food, recipe postcards, anything Amish related, Autumn themed, cats (especially cat photo's but don't mind cat art/drawings), Cardinals (the bird, not any teams), Vintage, black and white, holiday themes, Windmills, Lighthouses, Waterfalls, beach, covered bridges, castles, woodland animals, cute animals, Pandas, Polar Bears, postcard with cut-outs, postcards with glitter on them etc. Please no car related, no nudity, no Ads, or sports postcards.

Notecards: I like blank notecards with pretty things with flowers, cute animals, food themes, etc. Please no thank you cards. Note: While I appreciate all things sent to me, I don't understand why anyone sends notecards with no envelope? If you send me blank notecards for my use, please include the envelope that goes with it. Thank you! :)

Stickers - I love things like winter themes, all Christmas, winter stickers with snowflakes, hats, gloves, penguins, hearts, anything glittery, flowers, cats, butterflies, cupcakes, beverages, owls, bunnies, bears, holidays, etc. - really love clear stickers :) Please DO NOT send Planner stickers, anything Anime, Sports or any that are clearly kids stickers (like Disney, Dora, SpongeBob, etc).

Christmas items - vintage Santas, snowmen, snowflakes, gingerbread men, fireplaces, sleighs, wreaths, candy canes, old fashioned scenes or natural looking. Please do not send me anything with elves on it.

Halloween items: I love Halloween, but please only send 'cute' Halloween items. I don't do gross, gory, scary or creepy. Please so spiders or creepy crawlers! Ewww!

Autumn - Autumn is my favorite season and would love any items related to that - stickers, die-cuts, ephemera, Halloween (only if it's cutesy), Thanksgiving, etc.

DECOS - I love exchanging Deco books. However, I am not interested in any that are specific, meaning you HAVE to paint, draw or rubber stamping on them. All others are welcome! :)


I love fun hot chocolate packets in all different flavors. I also love Milk chocolate. Please do not send me tea, I don't drink it anymore.

I love all kinds of candies (100,000 bars, British chocolate, tootsie rolls, etc), snack cakes and flavored chips and I love funyuns! Let me know if you would like to do a snack swap! We have a store here that gets really neat things from overseas. :)

Favorite Books

I love books! I'm very much into reading memoirs or real life stories that are not about anything scary or murder. I don't do scary, lol. I also like cozy mysteries, Amish romance, and some modern chick lit. I don't like historical anything.

Some of my favorite authors are:

Debbie Macomber

Beverly Lewis

Bailey Cates

Nicholas Sparks

Amanda Flowers

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting! Right now, my favorite thing to do is to make my own cards with matching envelopes. I love to make really pretty envelopes to put my swaps in as well. I also love to be a crafty recycler and make things from envelopes, notecards, etc that I receive.

I can make handmade cards with embellishments and I also make cards digitally in layout format using a software program and then I print and assemble them. I use 110lb cardstock for the cards and regular paper for the envelopes.

Making cards, bookmarks, magnets,etc is really fun. I also like to make Flip Books, Envelope Flip books and scrapbooking.

I'm always happy to receive anything related to card and bookmark making, including thin yarn for bookmark tassels, die cuts, glitter, glitter glues, embellishments, papers, etc.

ATC Wishlist

I like ATC's with STURDY backings. Please don't send me ATC's that can bend into a U or are flimsy. My favorite type are collage style with several layers - including things like fibers, embellishments, etc. but I'm open to other styles too. Please PM me if you would like to do a private swap. :)

Here are things that I would like to receive to help me create more of them:

Small vintage images, cats and kittens, holiday embellishments, adhesive fabric trims/borders, sequins, small adhesive gems, thin adhesive ribbon, confetti, glittery string, small stamped images, ATC size backgrounds,etc.

Please Don't Send

I am really not very picky, but please do not send me Planner stickers, anything religious, kids or teacher stickers, anything with nuts, makeup or lotions, etc.

I do not need any post-it notes or note pads. Also, I do not have any need for Thank you cards - I have more than enough. :)

PLEASE NO SPIDERS!!! Nothing with spiders, I am extremely afraid of them.

Please DO NOT send me any tea.

Please DO NOT send anything with Emoji's (I just don't get them?), Anime, any Car related, Sports or anything that is clearly kid themed (like Dora, SpongeBob, etc). Also, please don't send puffy kid stickers. I've been getting them a lot lately, and don't have kids who will use them.

Also, I love Halloween items but they need to be 'cutesy'. I don't like anything scary or gory.

Private Swaps

I am open to private swaps for Deco's, ATC's, or whatever you can think of!

Please PM me if you would like to swap!

or if you have excess of any of those items, I would be happy to take them! :)


lovenita rated for LSRUS Christmas paper swap on Oct 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for all the Christmas goodies you sent. I love them all!
heliogal rated for LSRUS: One Stamp USA Mail on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: I loved all the pretty die cuts and stickers and the beautiful leopard postcard! Thank you so much for a wonderful swap!!!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card 🎃
Lorabora rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #158 on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the postcards! Great choices and lovely envelope:)
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Halloween postcard on Oct 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome! :D
theprairiemailbox rated for Countdown to Christmas #1 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely letter, and I'm in love with the stickers! I'm relatively new to the area (3 years-ish) but this really feels like the best place to be for Fall. I'll have to check out Autumn Fest! Thanks again and I hope you have a great weekend :)
Response: You're welcome, I hope you enjoy the Autumn season! :D
Lilyhax rated for October Fall/Halloween Greeting Card on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: I loved the smiling pumpkin card.
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you! Such a nice swap, i really like the stickers. Especially the ones with the golden edge. Hope you have a great day, thank you! :D
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful stickers and postcard. I really love the card, too. Super cute.
Response: You're welcome! :D
Comment: thank you for the Halloween card and goodies.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Cool postcards! Thanks! I especially like the baby chinchilla!
Response: You're welcome! :D
LavenderSprinkles rated for LSRUS: One Stamp USA Mail on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for the swap! Have a great week!
Response: You're welcome!
carrotkate rated for WIYM: Halloween PC Swap 2021 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the card! 🎃
Response: You're welcome! :D
Fabriqueen rated for Countdown to Christmas #2 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! I'm looking forward to December to open my Christmas packages! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Me too! and you're welcome, glad you are enjoying the swap series! :D
Comment: Thanks for the fun postcard - love all those classic Halloween songs!
Response: You're welcome! :D
debbiespoms rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #100 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Received your PC today and thank you very much, for the wonderful New England lighthouse PC! I love the lighthouse, but not the snow, ha! I used to love it when I was younger. But as I grow older, I just get tired of it. Mainly because we here in Canton, PA get way too much of it. As last winter, a week after Christmas we had 44 inches & was literally buried. Then, 2 days later, we get 10 more inches on top, ugh! But glad you enjoy the snow.
Response: I'm glad you like the postcard! I know what you mean about the snow. Living in New England, we are no strangers to getting hit by blizzards and tons of snow!
young46356 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #100 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks, I do like colorful birds and frogs picts. Rich
Response: I'm glad you like it! :D
Comment: Thanks, Happy Halloween, I buy candy I like and whatever is left over I keep. The boys (19, 18, 18) are too "grown-up" to be bothered with Halloween anymore which is sad I think. Rich
Response: Awe, that is sad! My son still loves Halloween, always did and he's an adult now! :)
FeeBeeDee rated for Ugly PC Swap #40 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Yes! Haha, it is extra ugly. As it happens, I do know something about Ernst Haeckel, who drew the images. He was a biologist from the 19th century, I think. And he has a lot more beautiful images out there!
Response: Interesting, I'll have to see if I can find any of his images and check them out!

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Barbara on Oct 15, 2021:

Thank you for granting my LSRU October holiday wishes!

laterdayze on Oct 15, 2021:

Rosie2766 on Oct 13, 2021:

I got your RAK #1 for October!!! Thank you so much!!! I love the postcards you sent!!!

Barbara on Oct 12, 2021:

Hi Shirley, thank you so much for your kind October LSRU wish that you sent!

Autist on Oct 12, 2021:

Thank you so much for the September all about the wishes wish!! Was much appreciated! Cheers, Evan

laterdayze on Sep 28, 2021:

bringitb on Sep 24, 2021:

Thanks for signing up for my Trick or Treat swap! I love that you incorporated it into your profile!! 👻

VaGrammy66 on Sep 22, 2021:

Thank you for the Halloween card and stickers!

LadyJo on Sep 16, 2021:

Thank you for the RAK September wishes of postcards for my project! These are great!

circularlogic on Sep 13, 2021:

thank you so much for the RAK! my nieces will love the stickers and i love the fall items! :D

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