Swap-bot Time: August 23, 2019 3:21 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2010
Last Online: August 23, 2019
Birthday: September 15
Country: United States
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paste I love altered art of any kind especially books, tins, puzzle pieces, spoons, tins and did I mention tins? Newest passion is art dolls! My fav theme is vintage and my crafts will usually reflect that element. Would luv to learn more ideas/swaps for art/craft projects using re-cycled items or repurposing old or thrift store finds. A perfect day for me includes trips to the used book store & thrift store for treasures for altered art. I can't sew a stitch, crochet or knit despite my mother's best efforts to teach me. Update: I can now sew a straight line with a sewing machine!!

About Me


Married (40 yrs +....child bride...lol...you do the math) with two grown children. recently retired and luvin' it!

crafting Not enough hours in the day for all of the art/craft projects that I want to try! I always have several projects going on at once. Pretentious artists and swappers make me TIRED & CRANKY or maybe it's just menopause. My three major food groups: caffeine, chocolate & vodka.

Likes & Dislikes


ABOUT MY SWAPS: Please play nice! I WILL NOT flake, so if you don't receive a swap from me, please let me know before you rate, so I can re-send! And yes, I know everyone says that, but I really will.

I promise to rate...non-raters are kind of like flakers in my book. Didn't your momma teach you to say "thank you"?

I am somewhat selective, so that I can send a quality swap to my partner. If it's a new craft for me, I will complete the project before I sign up for the swap to make sure I'm satisfied with the results. I really appreciate a note from senders about themselves or the swap they are sending to me. I WILL read your profile and make every attempt to send you a swap that you'll enjoy.

If you join a swap that I'm hosting, my promise to you is that you won't be flaked on. I'll angel the swap for you, once you have made an attempt to contact your partner and work it out.

drama I don't do "mean girl" high school bs, if you've got a beef with me, let me know privately. We'll work it out like adults. I'm here to have fun and enjoy the creative side of swapping, not engage in public forum drama.

FOOD: Unfortunately (lol), I like everything, but please do not send food. Because of the extreme heat where I live, it would not arrive in good condition (April-November.)

LIKES: Flora & Fauna: violets, hyacinths, lilacs, pansies,cacti, hummingbirds, butterflies, bees, ladybugs, gnomes & faeries.

vargas Vintage: tasteful nude images, old postcards, funny vintage images, pin-up girl images, old lace & trims, anything shabby chic, vintage advertisements/labels, buttons.

Colors: pink, lavendar, sage green & Tiffany blue. I'm pretty much a girly-girl and yes, I do love glitter! Love "clean" scents, vanilla & lavender.

pc I love receiving postcards (who knew??) especially retro, vintage, Anne Taintor or handmade. dod tat I luv Frida K., anything Dia de los Muertos, milagros, anything Mary Engelbreit, Rosie the Riveter, Alphonse Mucha, Fernando Botero, Mexican calendar girls and funny pictures of nuns, small images of saints or the Virgin Mary for charms.

Tiny things like buttons, gems & ephemera to fit inside my bottlecap art are an instant hit with me.

cat DISLIKES: atc's, anime, comic books, fantasy art, Star Wars, Star Trek, goth anything, witchcraft, horror genre, anything satanic, wiccan, Harry Potter or Twilight stuff, Kawaii (sorry...Hello Kitty is cute, but I guess I just don't get the rest of it.)


coleenfranks rated for Trash to Treasure #21 on Aug 23, 2019
Comment: Lu, what a beautiful swap you did. Love those tags done according to my profile, you sweetie, you!!! And thanks for the extras. Those stick'ems will be great for swaps. And I love that we used stamps. Lets do something with stamps again.
georgiafae rated for Black Hat Society Soiree on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: What a wonderful package I received from you today. Love all the vintage clip art and love love that you made me a recipe book-so precious! All the treats were great-loved the napkins-haven't see those before. Thank You so much for being an outstanding swapper-you really made my day-thanks for sharing!
SeoulQueen rated for Mini Wreath on Aug 10, 2019
Comment: 😍😍😍😍 This is so cool!!! I love the green and I love the skelly and you added glitter poison!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ
redheart rated for Mixed Media Challenge #8 on Aug 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the "sweet" mixed media!!🍰😍
dartha rated for August Stocking Stuffer ~ Halloween! on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you Lu - I will open it later - can't wait :)
Response: I can never wait on these swaps...lol! Hope you like it:)
dartha rated for Jingle in July on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: The jingle angel is adorable - thank you so much!!!
Response: Thanks for joining in on the fun & the prompt and wonderful rating:)
swiftbrooks rated for Trash to Treasure #20 on Aug 2, 2019
Comment: OMG...LU!! These tags are BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you so much! You really outdid yourself! I wish that I could send more hearts! Thank you so much!! :D
Response: awww---this swap was fun to create and I'm happy to know you like the tags. I save all of my cards and make these every year.
Purplmyst rated for Haunted Houseplant on Jul 16, 2019
Comment: Audrey is ADORABLE thank you!!
Response: So glad you like "her"! Thanks for joining the swap and for the great rating.
dartha rated for Christmas in July Stocking Stuffer on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much Lu - I can't wait to open it in December. Thank you, darla
Response: You have such will-power! I can never wait to open these swaps. Thank you for the great rating:)
ChinaCat rated for Halloween Whimsy Pocket on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Oh my gosh, Lu! I've had so much fun playing with my whimsy pocket. At first I didn't realize that everything comes out separately - just thought it was all one decoration. Then I investigated further and started pulling all these really cool things out of it. Last of all was the Ghoul - Aid and that one cracked me up! It's all lovely and adorable and wonderful!!! Thank you so much for the matching CD too. I feel spoiled rotten...xoxo
Response: Always a pleasure to send to you! Thanks for the great rating and comments:) Now go make some Ghoul-aid and cool off! {{hugs}}
Winegeek rated for Altered Tickets on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for a wonderful swap, I Love them all.
Response: Thanks for the great rating! Hope you're starting to feel better!!
redheart rated for Halloween Matchbox on Jun 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the super cute framed matchbox. I just love it!!β™‘
Response: Thanks for joining the swap and the great rating:)
Christopherpines rated for Trash to Treasure #19 on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: I love the double layer you did...and the sturdy centers! So awesome!! I am thinking of some fun projects for them!
Response: Always a pleasure to send to you! Thank you for joining in on the fun, the great rating w/heart and kind comments:)
Christopherpines rated for Mixed Media Challenge #7 on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: I love it so much! Another clever twist!! I love being your partner :o)
Response: So glad you like the "bathing beauty"! Thank you for joining and great rating:)
mandymo rated for Halloween Spool on Jun 29, 2019
Comment: Holy batwing! I love it when you are my partner. Thank you so very much for the fabulous altered spool. I freaking love it!!! Also thank you for the spooky extras. I can't wait to put it on my Halloween tree. :)
Response: awww---thanks for the great rating, kind comments and for joining the swap. So glad you liked the little "bat boy"!!! Always a pleasure to send to you:)
Christopherpines rated for Mixed Media Challenge #6 on Jun 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for such a grand collage to hang in my home! You have once again nailed the execution....I always squeal when I see your name on a package!!
Response: I'm having way toooo much fun with the TH paper dolls:) Thank you for the great rating and kind comments. Always a pleasure to send to you.
SilverD rated for Trash to Treasure #18 on Jun 18, 2019
Comment: So darn cute and summery, totally made my day (I opened them today 6/18). Both just made me giggle, they are so fun. Thank you for both, they are really wonderful!
Response: Thank you for joining my swap, the prompt & great rating, and kind comments. So glad you liked them:)
Christopherpines rated for Halloween Key on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Clever girl!!! I love the old fashioned hotel key fob idea!! So wonderful!! Thank you
Response: Thanks for joining the swap, kind comments and prompt rating:)
janski48 rated for Halloween Bingo Card on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: What a beautiful package you put together!!❀️ Love my new bingo card orny! Thanks so much 😊
Response: Thank you sooo much for the prompt and wonderful rating:)
Comment: awesome swap thank you so much
Response: Thank you for hosting a fun swap! It was a pleasure to send to you:)

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luckycharms on May 11, 2019:

happy Mothers day

anrtist on Mar 20, 2019:

HAPPY SPRING!!!! yay YAY yay SPRING is finally here! LOL ;-)

Blessings, cc

wolfeagle on Mar 17, 2019:


ScrappyCEW on Dec 4, 2018:

I can't even....oh. Wow.....the nurse shadow box and chill pills.....I have actually been wanting to make one of these for quite some time. So I cannot tell you how much is means to me that you went out of your way and sent me something that means so much to me personally. YOU ARE AMAZING LU!!!!! I miss seeing you in swaps! Hope to see you active again soon! Tons of hearts to you! - Carrie

CurlyTea on Sep 17, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ittybittykitty on Jun 26, 2018:

Welcome to Weirder Every Day!

luckycharms on Apr 1, 2018:

Happy Easter

luckycharms on Mar 16, 2018:

st patrick

luckycharms on Feb 14, 2018:


luckycharms on Jan 1, 2018:

New year

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