Swap-bot Time: February 16, 2019 3:44 am


Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: February 15, 2019
Birthday: July 23, 1986
Country: United States
My Etsy Store

About Me

Thanks for stopping by my profile!

A little about me...

I am a wife, a homemaker, a dog mom, a chocolatier, a crafter, an artist, a writer, a bargain hunter, a gamer, a snail-mailer, and a Swap-Botter. That pretty much sums me up. I have recently begun a new endeavor of creating art to sell. I have my mixed media art for sale in a local store and on Etsy :) http://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByShinyserra/items

A huge part of my life is my pups. I have 4 pooches who keep me on my toes and keep me company all day. They are my 4 sidekicks. In case I'm in a swap for them...

Lola- mountain feist mix (Loves any biscuits/treats and the only chewies she'll eat are Good-N-Fun brand - any type)

Pickle- mountain feist mix (Loves rope toys, stuffed squeaky toys, any biscuits/treats, and chewies and bones of any type)

Goldie- cocker spaniel (Loves the rubbery LOUD squeaky toys. Seriously, the louder the toy the more crazy she is about it. The Dollar Tree has some great ones. Loves any biscuit or treat or chewy/bone)

Chewy- silky terrier (we just inherited him when my mom passed away in June 2018. He loves small treats and bones, not much of a toy guy)

Cooter- red-eared slider- aquatic turtle (eats ReptoMin green floating reptile sticks and freeze-dried shrimp small or large for a treat.)

      My sister & her pennies:

My sister, Amy, lives a ways away from me in Minnesota. We talk on the phone and Skype all the time though. She collects squished pennies and is always looking for more. So any that you send me will put a huge smile on her face!

      The types of art I enjoy making:

Drawing, Painting (acrylic, watercolor), ATCs, Collage/Mixed Media, Zentangle, Assemblage

      The type of writing I enjoy doing:

Poetry, Short stories, snail mail, list making, journaling

      The type of crafts I enjoy:

Painting wood figures/signs, Anything glitter related, Scrapbooking, Card-making, Embroidery (especially doodle-stitching), Applique, Decoupaging, Quilling (mainly 3D quilling), Altered things

      Mail Art/Pen Pal Related Interests:

Round Robins, long and short letter pen pals, flipbooks, pen pal journals, postcards

Postcards: I like handmade, Paris theme, mail/postal theme, peacocks, turtles, cocker spaniels, vintage, Greetings from, Keep Calm, Nirvana, humor, riddle, fun artsy ones, mermaids, under the sea theme, Where's Waldo, graffiti, sparkly or shimmery)

      Other things I enjoy:

****Reading - Stephen King, Janet Evanovich, Jodi Picoult, Christine Feehan are my fave authors. I have all of their books! I also enjoy other comedy, romance, drama, and non-fiction books.

****Watching movies (Netflix suggestions welcome)

****Watching TV shows (literally too many to list but among my favorites are Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, Orange is the New Black, Bachelor series, America's Got Talent)

****Hulu (suggestions welcome)

****Nirvana - this is my favorite band of all time and I love anything Nirvana or Kurt Cobain

****Tea - I love to try new unique flavors, teas I can't find in the US, TAZO or Twinings brand teas, fruity teas, not a fan of chai or cinnamon

****Bowling - I bowl in a league every fall/winter


****Peacock everything!!!

****Anything chocolate-related but not actually chocolate (such as chocolate bar magnet or candy stationery)

****Playing phone app games (Brightwood Adventure, Diamond Diaries Saga)

Carnival glass (I collect it all...I must have hundreds of pieces) I LOVE finding old carnival glass advertisements or price guides at thrift stores

Tupperware (I have tons but always feel that I need more LOL) I am currently in search of Tupperware stencils, pencil sharpeners, toothpick holders, keychains, magnets, and button covers. I would also love any vintage Tupperware advertisements or ephemera - I am open to a private trade if you have any of these

Solving puzzles of all types and/or riddles. I love jigsaw puzzles and am currently in search of peacock puzzles, as well as any that are postal themed.

Psychology/mental illness - I have a mental illness and I also went to school for Psychology, it has always been a passion of mine

Anything vintage or Paris-related I love

Kawaii- I especially love the food-related things but all Kawaii is great

Altered things (Altoid tins, puzzle pieces small and large, matchboxes, composition notebooks, cigar boxes,)

      Art/Craft Supplies I Use/Love:

Pens (Favorites are gel pens/water chalk pens, dip pens & fountain pens, Le Pens, Inkjoy gel, Micron, and fineliners) I use Le Pens for almost everything!,

Copic Sketch series markers

Prismacolor anything and everything

Tobacco-related ads or propaganda (especially vintage) - If you have an old magazine a lot of times there's a full page cigarette ad - I love those! Also, I collect vintage tobacco cards


Lisa Frank - new or vintage

Stickers - any type but reward/teacher - I really love large stickers and large sticker flakes

Stationery/ Postalettes/ Memo Paper/Small cute papers to make swap cards on - La Papierre is my all time favorite stationery brand and I would love to receive some of their older stationery (I just signed up for their subscription service) so I am open to doing a private trade if anyone has any to share

Unused Postcards/Stamps

Address Labels with my name & address

Printed swap cards

Anything Ernie the Envelope

Anything air mail/postal themed

Rubber stamps/cling stamps or stamped images

Mixed Media supplies - napkins, tissue paper, gesso, texture paste, art stones, spray inks, chipboard shapes (any and all), gel medium, mod podge, ephemera, Inka Gold, shimmer spray, any other different mediums for mixed media

Metal junk, plastic pieces and shapes, broken or unwanted jewelry, keys, paint keys, shoehorns, bottle openers, can openers, charms, gears and cogs, steampunk itmes (anything I can glue down and paint for assemblage art). I like interesting shaped things and small things that add interest to a piece - for example a small plastic elephant or a button in the shape of an octopus or an old emblem off of a car, etc. Junk drawer stuff!

      My favorite Colors/Color Combos:

Bright blue/turquoise

Peacock colors (turquoise, purple, blues, greens)

Vintage/Worn colors

Metallic Gold or Rose Gold Food:

I am a diabetic so I have to have sugar-free and low carb candy and snacks. Low carb and sugar-free recipes are welcome.


Teacher/reward stickers

Anime (except for Deathnote)

Children's items/Mom - themed items (I don't have kids)


Alcohol (Alcohol related ads, stationery, items are fine just not alcohol itself)

An empty mailbox!

Rating & Such

If you have not received a swap from me please send me a message before rating a 1. I never have and never will flake on a swap. I will extend the same courtesy to anyone who's swap I have not received. Thanks! :)


Comment: Thank you so much for your beautiful card. I enjoyed it a lot. And I am writing a letter to you at the moment. 😘
suepier rated for 30 Questions on Feb 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great answers to the questions for this swap. I learned a lot about you by reading your answers. I also love to do art. I especially like to work with colored pencils.
ivanabu rated for WIYM: Letterset Letter to 2 Partners on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a nice letter!
Amyncognito rated for Happy Little Notecards #87 on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute dog card and nice note!
Comment: Thanks for sharing about your weekend and what you were Thankfull for! The little girl sounds cute! I liked the notecard you wrote in too!
Comment: Thank you !
SeleneW rated for MEGA Letter Set Letter Swap USA #7 on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the letter and owl stickers. Your hubby is so sweet! 🦋💗🦋
Comment: Hey there, thank you for the letter! I am counting the goals letter that is on native southwest looking paper for this swap though it did not have a swap name. No worries at all just letting you know. I hope things are going well for your Etsy shop! 🦋💗🦋
Comment: Thanks!
tentmari rated for Mermaid ATC on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute mermaid AACTand the extra goodies you included. Happy swapping 😊❤
paperlvr rated for Write a Letter Quick Swap #6 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Very nice to hear from you and how you spent your weekend! Very cool that you make and ship chocolates! You are a creative lady!
Comment: Viva la furries!
GrrrMeoww rated for 2019 Letter a month 2 of 12 (FEB) on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Love the tiny cat stationary, thank you :) Good luck with your Etsy store!
Comment: Thanks for the great letter and tuck ins! Are you working on LetterMo? This is my first year and I'm loving it!
YooperHill rated for Handmade Mixed Media Postcard x3 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
jenmcjen rated for QUICK Notecard with a Prompt #3 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I know about that only from Law & Order, so probably not really a lot. I'm super happy you are able to push through it. You are a very strong woman! Thanks so much for the pretty card and for sharing!
RNRISLOVE rated for Stuff The Mailbox #14 on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies
Comment: Glad you are liking the letter swaps! I've been really into letter writing as of late. Sounds like the tournament was fun! I love Tuesday Morning stores!
Comment: Life is definitely better around water!!! Thank you!!

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susieq11 on Feb 14, 2019:

Thank you for the postcards and stickers for Wonderful Wishes - February! They are perfect and I can’t wait to use them! : )

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Feb 14, 2019:

spotteddogs on Feb 13, 2019:

Thanks so much for the Wonderful Wishes February birthday card!!! It was so very sweet of you to think of me! Happy February -

tcornell on Feb 13, 2019:

Thank you so much for the beautiful handmade tag, I really love it. Thank you also for the cute stickers, I really love the mermaids. <3 Tracy Wonderful Wishes group

ReadMoreBooks33 on Feb 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for the postcards! Julian had a smile on his face when he showed me the postcard that he received today. He loves receiving mail. <3

Wonderful Wishes

tcornell on Feb 8, 2019:


Just stopping by to say "Hi", I hope you're well! xo Tracy

MSturgill87 on Feb 6, 2019:

Thank you for the post cards for the Wonderful Wishes group!

Paige1900 on Feb 6, 2019:

Thank you so much for the notecards and the stamped images for Wonderful Wishes February. I loved it all.

kiddomerriweather on Feb 4, 2019:

Thank you for the awesome ATC and "weird" PC's from my WW February wishlist. You always send me the most wonderful things. You're the best!

bluehairedmary on Feb 4, 2019:

I'm thanking you this time for the wishes you granted in the Wonderful Wishes group! I love all the postcards, the lettersets, and the chatty note card you sent! Did you notice the Alaska card has it spelled Alsaska on the front? Weird. I wonder if someone out there collects misprints. Thanks again!

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