Swap-bot Time: September 20, 2021 12:53 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: September 17, 2021
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
My Etsy Favorites



(in case you've been sending to me for years and are tired of my profile)

  • vellum stickers
  • dried flower/leaf stickers
  • cactus
  • bees, ladybugs
  • vellum print paper
  • vinyl stickers or any large stickers
  • Kerstin Frykstrand
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Belle and Boo

I love to do many kinds of paper art, scrapbooking and journaling. Jesus loves me & I am eternally grateful. I love being a wife, mom, Disneyland tour guide and former teacher.

Passions for Handel's Messiah, country music, zydeco, CS Lewis, e e cummings, Max Lucado, Gaudi, French Impressionist painters, The West Wing, Amazing Race, NYC, Broadway, France, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, the Tour de France, Siamese cats. My favorite travels have been to France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Barcelona, London and the Cotswolds, Yosemite, Kauai and a Disney cruise anywhere!

I collect old and new Golden Books and pop up books for kids and adults, Disney and Disneyland items (the older the better!) Nativities and vintage 1930's, 40's & 50's Christmas ornaments & cards.

My happy place is the beach/ocean. Sitting in solitude on my verandah on a Disney cruise ship, enjoying the sea, clouds and sunshine is perfect!

One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to assist many precious families visiting Disneyland through the Make a Wish Foundation!


  • watercolor
  • paper cuts (Scherenschnitte)
  • 1950's & 60's
  • Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, Pocahontas & Dumbo
  • vintage Disneyland
  • retro/vintage
  • elegant
  • Paris, Provence & all things French


Currently crazy about:

  • letterpress
  • paper dolls
  • pop-up cards
  • anything by artist Shinzi Katoh
  • anything by Rifle Paper Company
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • need Little Man of Disneyland Golden Book
  • 3" square little Little Golden Books, too
  • images of pens & pencils, bicycles & typewriters
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs, Dumbo, Bambi, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Belle
  • the original Mickey Mouse Club
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Postage stamps/bookmarks/postcards featuring children's literature or Disney


  • children's book ephemera: dust jackets, ABC's, Caldecott nominees, stickers & book marks based on classic characters, bookplates.
  • school theme, especially vintage: pages from readers, vocabulary/math flashcards, spelling & penmanship books, report cards, class photos, logos.

  • Anything Disney, especially older items, pins, Mickey, Dumbo, Snow White, Dwarfs, Jiminy Cricket, Mary Poppins, Bambi, Thumper, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast

  • Anything related to the Original Mickey Mouse Club and Mouseketeers from the 50's ( I got to spend a whole day as Tour Guide with 7 of them at Disneyland for a special event - amazing fun!)
  • Anna Griffin
  • Susan Branch
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Stampington & Co
  • for Kawaii I like owls, Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Disney
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Eloise Wilkin
  • Alain Gree
  • twill tape (plain or with words)
  • glitter mist
  • pressed flowers
  • glassine bags
  • quirky little items to add to journal pages
  • bookplates
  • view master reels, especially Disney
  • paper dolls
  • anything cruise related

If you have a Sizzix/Cricut type machine (I don't) I love the real intricate designs, any Tim Holtz, damask cartridge, etc.


bug/insect themes, stationery, notecards, ribbon, lace, buttons, recipe cards, magnets, post-its, quotes, vintage postcards.


My PREFERENCE is always BLANK CARDS SENT IN AN ENVELOPE (if you don't mind.)

My favorites would be:

  • Maxicards (postcard with matching stamp and cancellation on image side of card)

  • cards from Daring Dames: a Kyler Martz Postcard set

  • paper cut postcards

  • Sanrio pc's (Helllo Kitty, Spottie Dottie, Twin Stars, etc. especially with foreign language on front)

  • Cavallini postcards, especially eager for those from Paris Christmas Glitter Greetings - I only have one

  • cards of watercolor art by Chihiro Iwasaki

  • cards by artists Shinzi Katoh, Mila Marquis or Cathy Delannsay

  • map cards, especially foreign countries or unusual maps rather than states

  • cards with cut-outs

  • Mithila art

  • watercolor cards

  • Kawaii

  • sketch cards

  • travel poster art cards (like Anderson Design Group art cards of National Parks)

  • nouvelle images cards

  • Gotochi postcards (especially doll, character, food) - previously mailed are OK, too

  • Disney cards

  • US National Parks (I need American Samoa, Cabrillo, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Channel Islands, Congaree, Gates of the Arctic, Guadalupe Mtn, Hawaii Volcanoes, Harpers Ferry, Isle Royale, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, North Cascades, Organ Pipe Cactus, Pinnacles, Valley Forge, Virgin Islands, Wrangell St. Elias)

  • postcards of fog, rain, amazing clouds

I'd also love these themes:

  • Coca Cola
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Richard Scarry
  • classroom/teacher scenes
  • 1950's
  • artwork of Gauguin or Andrew Wyeth
  • France - prefer artistic but photo images are nice, too
  • NYC prefer artistic, but photo images are fine
  • Barcelona and Gaudi
  • giraffes & owls, but art not photo
  • koalas
  • dancers (any type)
  • National Park art cards
  • ocean, surfing, cruise
  • fairy tales, children's literature
  • typography/alphabet
  • typewriters
  • bicycles
  • steampunk
  • lilacs or lily of the valley
  • Tour de France
  • cards by Rifle Paper Company
  • Flow magazine postcards
  • Big Letter "Greetings from" state cards (have AK, AR, CO, MN, NH, NJ, NM, VA, WA)
  • quirky, weird, odd, unusual postcards!!


I love:

  • vellum stickers
  • vinyl stickers for water bottles
  • botanicals
  • ocean or cruise theme
  • ad stickers
  • Sanrio (especially Spottie Dottie, Kerokerokeroppi, Twin Stars, Hello Kitty)
  • retro/1950's look
  • typewriters, bicycles, clocks
  • large stickers

NOT INTO: alphabet, kid stickers, unicorns, hearts, rainbows


Lonestarchild rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #221 on Sep 18, 2021
Comment: Fun cards -- the 1970s skate boarders make me laugh. (clever envie with dancing quote + dance stamps!)
Comment: Hi Shirley! Thank you so much for the great postcards. I love the trees!
warheart rated for SMSUSA: Pretty Envelopes! on Sep 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great envelopes you sent!
MailArtbyJac rated for 3 AD Cards to 2 Partners on Sep 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Totally love this b&w Nuns in the Garden card! Thank you!
Tricia22 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #30 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of postcards
simcoe54 rated for PH: Mail Theme Postcards on Sep 5, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the great mail themed postcards.
Comment: Amazing PCs!!! Beauty and the Beast. TYSVM!!!
Comment: Thank you! I especially love the card fronts :)
wincejl rated for YTPC: 2 Envelopes w/Treasure Books! on Aug 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes! They turned out great!
Shenaniganator rated for PH: Red, White & Blue #3 on Aug 19, 2021
Comment: What fun postcards! Thank you for checking out my profile - I love the cards you picked! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Thanks for the extras, they are all so cute! I am excited to get them into JJ's soon. Thanks for a lovely swap.
MailArtbyJac rated for Olympic Challenge on Aug 9, 2021
Comment: Thanks for hosting this fun and challenging swap!
bethe rated for LSRUS: Int’l Happy Mail on Aug 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard and even more gorgeous stamps!
bbsporty rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Stickers - US on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of stickers! I love them!
Comment: Thanks for the Disney ad card! What a neat way to have a wedding! Stay cool!
LaLaLaLaurie rated for LSRUS-Fun and random sticker-US on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great stickers!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP: Postal PCs on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Great choices, thank you! I actually visited the Postal Museum a few years ago and it was awesome :)
Comment: So cute. Will be using in my junk journal s

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LauraM540 on Aug 27, 2021:

Thanks for the great random envie from the Who likes? tag!! Loved all of the owl stuff!! I am looking forward to finishing the Jam too!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 4, 2021:

Thank you for the nice touristy pcs from Who Likes Tag - Global at CPG!! Wonderful selection!! Wish I could visit all of those places, lol!

Swan on May 18, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely postcard about your love of the ocean for my LSRUS wishlist! Hubby and I love cruising as well and walking on the beach...

susieq11 on May 18, 2021:

Shirley! Thank you so much for CPG: Envies of Randomness! I love the envelope and even a Snoopy stamp! Then all the goodies you sent are fabulous! That OC card is very pretty! The flowers do look Hawaiian, lol! I love it and it’s new to me! Thanks for so many profile related treats!!!! Hope you are doing great! xoxo

mchesser12 on Apr 8, 2021:

Thanks for the postcards - WTA RAK.

OrigamiGrace on Feb 5, 2021:

Thank you so much for all the nice pcs from tag at CPG!! Love them!!

susieq11 on Jan 27, 2021:

Thank you for the well wishes!!! I’m doing pretty good, still a little tired but moving around and doing what I can! Hope all’s well for you too! xoxo

Zefaniya on Jan 9, 2021:

Thanks for the CPg pick 2!

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas, Shirley! ♥

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:



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