Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 1:43 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: July 9, 2020
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
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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, art museums & history, 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. (Maybe I'm stuck in the past!)

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!


  • City/state/international STARBUCKS CARDS (no $ left on them, just the cards) And they do change designs each year, so OK to send any.
  • a postcard for each US National Park (I have the most popular - see postcard section below)


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


Currently crazy about:

  • local Starbucks cards (with no value left on them, I just love different city/state/international card designs!)
  • Barbie doll theme
  • letterpress
  • paper dolls
  • pop-up cards
  • anything by artist Shinzi Katoh
  • anything by Rifle Paper Company
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • Little Man of Disneyland Golden Book
  • 3" square little Little Golden Books, too
  • images of pens & pencils, bicycles & typewriters
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • anything by Graphic 45, especially ABC Primer and Mother Goose
  • 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, Golden Books, stickers & book marks based on classic characters, bookplates. Especially loving Paddington Bear right now!

  • 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 Mickey Mouse
  • 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 rubber stamps, you could stamp or emboss some images of bicycles, typewriters or faces for me! If you have a Sizzix/Cricut type machine (I don't) I love the real intricate designs, like fancy flourishes, damask cartridge, etc.


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


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 don't have any yet!!!

  • cards of watercolor art by Chihiro Iwasaki

  • Siamese cat theme (I dearly loved the 2 we had as I was growing up)

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

  • any from the Art of Urban Sketching postcard set

  • 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 (especially The Art of Disney: the Renaissance and Beyond or the Golden Age, 1950's-80's series,Disney Princess Box, Disney artwork or international Disney cards)

  • US National Parks (I need American Samoa, Black Canyon, Cabrillo, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Carlsbad, Channel Islands, Congaree, Dry Tortugas, Gates of the Arctic, Great Basin, Guadalupe Mtn, Hawaii Volcanoes, Harpers Ferry, Isle Royale, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, Lake Clark, Mammoth Cave, North Cascades, Organ Pipe Cactus, Petrified Forest, Pinnacles, Redwood, Sequoia, Shenandoah, 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, Norman Rockwell, 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
  • dancers (any type)
  • National Park art cards
  • ocean, surfing
  • 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 do LOVE chocolate - mostly milk chocolate, or dark with caramel or peppermint or orange; dislike coffee and peanuts.

  • LOVE polka dots

  • I LOVE Christmas and put up 6 trees: an angel tree, a Mickey Mouse tree, a family tree with ornaments from our vacations, ones our kids made in school, etc., a vintage tree with ornaments from the 30's,40's & 50's and two smaller 3 foot trees -- one with ornaments from our trip to the Christmas Markets in Europe and a Disney cruise tree. Update: cruised again - more ports, another ornament exchange, so now have a 6 foot cruise tree!

THANKS for taking time to read my profile!


susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #195 on Jul 9, 2020
Comment: Thanks for ALL the postcards, profile related too! : ) Yes! I’ll save you the stamps for sure!! Thanks a lot!!!!!! xoxo
Comment: Oh my god- it arrived so fast! Thank you Shirley for the lovely swap, and thank you for considering my profile and include the cat-themed items (((:
banjobraids rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #15 on Jul 6, 2020
Comment: Such beautiful choices and I love the envelope! I love the two cuddly boys especially. It's so summery. We're isolating still and a bit nutty. Still, it's been a nice summer. THANK YOU! :):):)
Comment: Lovely cards -- especially like the Carte Postale/tiger and the b&w ones. Thanks very much! (Yes, biding my time until covid allows travel and hoping to be heading off by end of year....)
Comment: Thank you so much for this awesome swap! I especially love the veggie stickers and illustrations 😁 The mix was fun and thoughtful- I love it!
AZmom875 rated for I spy a wedding AD card INT on Jul 3, 2020
Comment: I got the cute dog card today. Thanks so much for being my partner. Funny joke.
AZmom875 rated for A Different AD card on Jul 1, 2020
Comment: Very fun. I love it.
mamajoy rated for A Memorable Ad Card on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: It's a beautiful card of Disney. How cool that you worked there. We took our 4 daughters to Disney World in Florida the year it opened. (during Christmas break) What a mistake that was. Every day we were turned away by 10 in the morning because the park was full. We finally got in around 5pm one day. We never got closer than a half an hour wait to see the castle. I have a feeling we were more disappointed than the girls.
Response: Ugh - yesHoliday time at a Disney park is so so crowded I agree it is very frustrating especially for first time visitors
banjobraids rated for A Different AD card on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: AHHHHHH that guy *is* very creepy! Thanks for the laugh and the cool stamps! :):):)
Murras01 rated for PH: Words With 5 Letters #2 on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: Hi from the east coast! Thank you very much for this mailing, it's wonderful. I appreciate the extras (coffee makes me so happy) very much! Hope you had a good beach day; We just drove back home from our beach last night. :)
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Oversized PC #6 on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Neat card!
bluehairedmary rated for Weirder Than Weird #23 on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks! Take care!
Suzyanner rated for 3 Weird Cards in an Envelope on Jun 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the very cool weird cards! You are so right---bacon is bizarre in card form!!
Comment: Super fun postcards, I do love the atc you passed along, A great theme for me. Thanks for the fun swap. You are doing a great job hosting.
Response: Glad you liked the cards and thank you for the encouragement about hosting swaps!
replicantrachel rated for NYUP USA Only #60 on Jun 23, 2020
Comment: Cool Dia de los Muertos art postcard! Thank you for sending
AZmom875 rated for I spy an automobile Ad PC USA on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: I love it!
ericabella rated for 3 AD Cards on Jun 19, 2020
Comment: Hi Shirley, thank you so much for the cool postcards and the extras. I really appreciate you going the extra mile. Happy swapping!
Tricia22 rated for Two Maps + Two #2 on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you, love the postcards!! Happy Swapping!!
simcoe54 rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #19 on Jun 18, 2020
Comment: Amazing postcards. Thanks
debbiespoms rated for PH: Postcard Book/Box Set Swap on Jun 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Shirley! Thank you very much for PC's. I esp. love the cat! BTW, I couldn't find a note from you. Maybe you forgot it.
Response: Oh - very sorry that I forgot to put a swap note in!

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pinklilly on Jun 21, 2020:

Shirley thank you so much for the beautiful Happy Mail tag!! I love it!! You are so sweet to send me all these fun items!!!

LauraM540 on Jun 18, 2020:

Thanks for the Patriotic RAK!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for a wonderful Pick 2 Envie from tag at Cheap Postage Group! I especially love the travel themed ephemera - it's going to get used today to make a new deco book!! Thank you for tagging!!

OrigamiGrace on Jun 1, 2020:

Thank you for a fun filled envie of happy mail and lol, I loved the way you decorated your envie:) I bet the mailman had a good chuckle too!! Many thanks!

Rainydancer on May 12, 2020:

thank you for the CPG tag

Lonestarchild on May 11, 2020:

Thanks so much for a great variety of springy/summery fun for the CPG Who Likes -- US Tag. So many things in here to play with! Thank you!

OrigamiGrace on Apr 28, 2020:


For a wonderful envie of pcs from Pick 2 US at CPG! More like Pick 10! Much appreciated!

simcoe54 on Apr 25, 2020:

CPG: March RAK -- Thanks for much for the animal postcards. I love them and can't wait to add them to my collection.

colleenbUSA on Apr 24, 2020:

Thanks so much for the who likes tag postcards! I especially like the dogs playing pool one!

chimerix on Apr 20, 2020:

Thank you so much for the CPG RAK for vellum. It is great and I can't wait to craft with it. Aloha

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