Swap-bot Time: November 20, 2018 3:45 am


Date Joined: May 24, 2016
Last Online: November 19, 2018
Birthday: July 23, 1986
Country: United States
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About Me

Thanks for stopping by my profile!

11/8/18 This is a busy time of year for me with my chocolate business. I'm having fun making all sorts of Christmas chocolates. Do you have a favorite chocolate this time of year? Is there a recipe that your family uses to make chocolates? I'd love your input so I can try out new things.

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!

                     Private Swaps:

I enjoy doing private swaps. Let me know if you are interested in exchanging handmade postcards (written and mailed naked), writing swaps, package swaps (you must be a well established swapper), stocking stuffers, flipbooks, decos, slams, sticker bags, or anything else you may want to swap

      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: Christmas chocolates sound fun! I love stocking stuffers too - filling everyone's stockings on xmas is my job every year :P
catnipitis rated for Excess Books and Bags, Etc. on Nov 19, 2018
Comment: Thanks for all the excess! It'll keep me busy for a bit!!!☺☺☺
HannahsMommy07 rated for 50 Things That Make You Happy on Nov 19, 2018
jessnewson98 rated for What Are You Reading? on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: The envelope is so cute! I love everything about your letter!!! "One Plus One" sounds great and I can't wait to read it, thank you for the recommendation! I hope you have a lovely day!
luluvision rated for Stamped HMPC Letter H on Nov 18, 2018
Comment: Hawaiian shirts, honeycombs and hogs! I love it!! Thank you so much!
dancingDog rated for FALL INDEX CARD SWAP on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Great fall colors - thank you!
jenmcjen rated for Long Letter INTL #3 on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Oh, boy, I have lots of writing to catch up to!!! Which I am excited to do! I love the variety of papers you used and hope you receive new ones soon. Also, I LOVE the letter, and I feel like, between our being pen pals outside of swaps, and all the swaps we've been getting paired in, we're really getting to know each other well! I'll be writing soon. As I see you will be, too, for the "getting to know you" one. I'm going to do that one right back atcha in addition to my official partner.
Response: I think I just sent a pen pal letter out to you too! LOL
nsciambi rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 76! on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
suepier rated for 100 Things About Me on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your great answers to this swap. I enjoyed them and learning about you through reading them. In some ways we are very similar especially psychology wise. Also thank you for the pretty notecard.
rogo09 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 76! on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much Elizabeth.
Wheat2bn rated for Stationery/Paper Things Destash #2 on Nov 16, 2018
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #12 on Nov 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
fitzsue rated for Stuff the Mailbox #12 on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you
RNRISLOVE rated for Stuff the Mailbox #12 on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the goodies. Loved your envelope also.
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 76! on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: thanks for the dog pc
goinjenny rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 76! on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you
arimails rated for Stuff the Mailbox #12 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all the goodies!
Foreverfall rated for Stuff the Mailbox #12 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you
christy102194 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 76! on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: love the dog pc!
spicemom rated for Stuff the Mailbox #12 on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: Hi Elizabeth Thank you for the goodies Spicemom

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tcornell on Nov 16, 2018:

Elizabeth, thank you so much for the beautiful Thanksgiving card- I hope your holiday is lovely. xo Tracy

tcornell on Nov 16, 2018:


hamolla22 on Nov 9, 2018:

Thank you so much for the pile of postcards, great variety!! :)) ❤️❤️❤️

CurlyTea on Oct 31, 2018:

Happy Halloween!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Oct 28, 2018:

tcornell on Oct 19, 2018:


Psychopomp on Oct 18, 2018:

Thank you for the adorable Adopt Don't Shop doggie postcard!

elluzki on Oct 4, 2018:

Thank you for the tim holz grabbie <3 cant wait to use these in my mail art and art journals :)

jjhere on Sep 30, 2018:

I made an ATC I made with one of the beautiful napkins you sent to me. http://elvesintheattic.blogspot.com/2018/09/the-friendly-spider-atc.html

Thank you!

elluzki on Sep 24, 2018:

thank you for the tim holtz grabbie tag <3

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