Swap-bot Time: March 18, 2018 12:39 am


Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: March 17, 2018
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 :) https://www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByShinyserra/items

A huge part of my life is my girls. I have 3 pooches who keep me on my toes and keep me company all day. They are my 3 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)

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

      Stocking Stuffer Private Swaps:

If anyone (in good standing and with good ratings) wants to do a private swap for a $1-$2 wrapped stocking stuffer to be saved until Christmas, let me know. My favorite thing to open on Christmas is my stocking and I have a huge one to fill :)

      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 as of last year and doesn't have very many yet. She's 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), 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:

Pocket letters, ATCs, Mail art, Flip books, Zines, Friendship books, Sticker bags, Slams, Decos, goody bags or other types of bags, Postcards, Notecards, Postalettes, All letters - long & short, Round Robin, Collective 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. I love Uncle John's Bathroom readers, trivia books, how-to or self-help books, and really old books on any subject.

****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, The Mindy Project, Nashville, Empire)

****Hulu (suggestions welcome)

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

****Tea - I especially like fruity teas, green, white, & red teas, and foreign teas I can't buy in the US. DISLIKES - chai, cinnamon, ginger.



****Peacock everything!!!

****Adult coloring books, postcards, placemats, posters, journals, stickers, bookmarks, tags, notecards (anything else adult coloring)

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

****Playing phone app games (Clash Royale, LINE Ranger, Pocket Mine 2)

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, ketchup & mustard & mayo & BBQ dispensers, salt & pepper shakers, 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

Anything vintage or Paris-related I love

Kawaii- previously on my dislike list! I have officially been converted. Kawaii is amazing and adorable - I especially love the food-related things

Altered things (Altoid tins, puzzle pieces small and large, matchboxes, composition notebooks, cigar boxes, playing cards with the upper left corner suit and number showing)

      Art/Craft Supplies I Use/Love:

Cigar boxes, Altoid tins, Matchboxes

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

Notebooks/Journals/Project Life/Planner stickers, stencils, stamps, etc. for my bullet journal

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

Washi tape, Deco tape, Masking Tape, & Duct tape (patterned or colored),

Beads/Buttons and shaped brads

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

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 - interesting paper for backgrounds, 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

Sunset colors

Peacock colors (turquoise, purple, blues, greens)

Vintage/Worn colors

Metallic Gold


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!

Flaked On...

@Daniellegentile for Pocket Letter Partners Group swap: Merry Christmas in July http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/224433

@vegasvoss Newbie Helpers Group swap: Have You Ever? http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/rating.php?id=224714 --- Angeled by TC

@cbpoole 30 Days of Gratitude Day #3- Family/Friends http://swap-bot.com/swap/show/228194

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! :)


kiwi2140nz rated for Pressed Coins of the World #6 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the Ohio state bird penny.
Lucine rated for 4x6 Stamped Art Journal Page on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard with nice embossing.
Lucine rated for Stamped Mail Art on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Nice, thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the nice stencil and extra decos!!! Yay! It was great swapping with you.
Comment: Thanks for your very pretty Dragonfly tag.
TreeAnn629 rated for PP ~ Planner Goodies on Mar 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you love it all loooved the washi on the envie
Comment: I love the gorgeous colors on the page you sent me. Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for everything, especially the cards!
moM rated for Junque Yard Dog on Mar 7, 2018
Comment: FABULOUS!!!! I adore him! This pup is definitely going in a place of honor in my family room. Thank you so much and thanks for the goodies too!
Response: I'm so glad you love him!
stonekeepers rated for Stamped ATC x 2 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute bicycle ATC. Love the colors and the stamp.
Dsweeny rated for Stamps for Napkins Swap on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Yayyyy! !! I got the stamps today!! Absolutely perfect. Thank you for the trade :)
Response: You're welcome! :) I'm glad they made it safely. Have fun with them!!
Comment: No idea how you got the cool texture, but your card is so rad! Thank you!
Poohtat rated for Doggie ATC on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: What an adorable ATC! I love it. Thank you!
suepier rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 53 on Mar 5, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of the Black Hills Needles. I would love to visit there someday.
kiddomerriweather rated for Private Magpie Journal #2 on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: I loved the journal. Your journals are always such a joy to read. Thanks a million!
theevidenceisme rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 53 on Mar 4, 2018
Comment: Interesting horse painting. Not really my style, but I appreciate you sharing something that you like...thanks!
cbpoole rated for *MEGA* Happy Little Notecards #21 on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! I will have to checkout your Etsy shop - that's awesome that you are focusing on art!
alisonriann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 53 on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Wonderful collection. Love that punny notecard! Thank you :)
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 53 on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks

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CrystalZ on Mar 16, 2018:

Ignore the message below!!! You sent me great South Dakota postcards and the washi samples NOT butterfly stickers! I had the cards sitting in front of me and yet somehow still managed to type butterfly stickers lol. Thank you for sending to me for the "I Collect" game!

CrystalZ on Mar 16, 2018:

Thank you for the cute butterfly stickers you sent me for the "I Collect" tag game! I will be using them on future happy mails I send out :)

CurlyTea on Mar 6, 2018:

bbsporty on Feb 28, 2018:

I received a wonderful package of craft supplies from you but am not sure what it's for. There was no note in it. Thank you for everything! It was a wonderful surprise!

ChrisAnne on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to Planner Partners! Jump right in and have some fun!

Tigerlilyknotwise on Feb 20, 2018:


Thank you for the amazing February Muse! The album is so nice! (and good motivation to join those "fill an album" swaps ;) Cute ATC too, and I'll explore these paper bits as soon as I have a few minutes! Fun mail day :)

CurlyTea on Feb 14, 2018:

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tcornell on Feb 9, 2018:

Elizabeth, thank you for your kind note and the cute vintage Valentines cards <3 Getting settled in here in Texas now- slowly. We rented a place for a year. I will send the address! xo

Aladyjackson on Feb 9, 2018:

Whoa, this was an awesome destash rak that you sent to me! Thank you so much! Cant wait to use it all!!

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