Swap-bot Time: March 29, 2020 1:40 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: March 28, 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. 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
  • 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)

  • Cavallini postcards, especially eager for those from Paris Christmas Glitter Greetings - I don't have any yet!!!

  • cards of watercolor art by Chihiro Iwasaki

  • 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)

  • Hello Kitty, Kerokerokeroppi or any Sanrio (especially with words printed in foreign language on image side of card)

  • 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.

  • 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.

THANKS for taking time to read my profile!


dawnakaulen rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #189 on Mar 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for a great swap!
savannahsmiles4u rated for CPG - unusual postcards x 3 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much! Loved all of them!
debbiespoms rated for NYUP: Not 4 x 6 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great oversized PC's Esp. the extras and one Coyote! Love them!
Suzyanner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #189 on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the terrific cards! You got just what I meant about detailed cards, and I love the Maine cards so much too! I grew up right near Camden. Also the best to you in this scary time.
banjobraids rated for NYUP: Non-Touristy with an Ad on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Such great cards! I love them all. I had one of the strange jungle cards awhile back. It was so funny to see another one.
manders2280 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #12 on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful postcards. As I looked at each, I knew exactly to whom I'd send it.
jessnewson98 rated for PH: Non-Touristy PCs #4 on Mar 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for such lovely postcards! I love them!
Comment: I love your swap, thank you! I know it was supposed to be blind, but I SO MUCH appreciate the inclusion of the tiny Russian actress card! I will frame her and she will sit on my makeup table and watch me get ready for shows! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–
lovesreward rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt - Summer on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: Sooooo being "sheltered in place" due to the way of the world, I decided to clean off my desk and I found your lovely swap sitting here, unopened - OMG I am so sorry I never found/opened/read this! I wish I could give you 5 stars for waiting almost 2 years for this rating! I know we've been partners in recent swaps, hope you don't hold it against me! Thank you Shirley!! <3
Response: Amazing what we can find -- I have a work table like that too -- it is still buried! Thanks for letting me know and rating!
CHOWEFACE rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #188 on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: Great cards! Love the still life of fruits one most :)
Comment: Fun face stamp... so those mean Canadian geese scare you, aye? I get that!! Great pc’s and fun envie! Thank you!!
justmesks rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #20 on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks so very much for the great cards. I love them all!
susieq11 rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #187 on Mar 8, 2020
Comment: Awww, these are all so perfect! Thank you so much - and for the extra!!!!! Love the stamps too. Thank you, Shirley!!! xoxo
lvpoohbr2 rated for YTPC: Transparent Pockets on Mar 5, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pockets. This envelope full of goodies made me Ü
Comment: Thanks for the set. I especially like the Miro.
Ashzaller rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #93 on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: I hope I get to go zion soon! On my bucket list. So I love that card!! Thanks for the awesome hunt. πŸ₯°
Ashzaller rated for CPG ~ Blah Buster ~ USA on Mar 2, 2020
Comment: How fun you work at Disney!!! I bet that gets WILD lol!! Thanks so much for busting my blahs with super awesome postcards. I really love the kitty one 😌
Highlander18 rated for 5 Blank Map PCs #4 on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the five map cards, great additions to my collection!
mb58ca rated for PC Blues on Feb 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks, Shirley, for the blue postcards and extras!
justmesks rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #187 on Feb 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for another wonderful swap. I especially love the Puerto Rico montage, the Vienna as they are great additions to my collection.
Response: Glad you enjoyed them! When I found that PR montage, I knew right away to save it for you! I'll be on the lookout for more of that style.

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LauraM540 on Mar 14, 2020:

Thanks for the CPG tag...love the quotes and spring goodies!

Zefaniya on Feb 24, 2020:

Thanks for the CPG Tag you’re it postcards.

LadyJo on Feb 17, 2020:

Love the CPG wishes for Feb you sent my way! Thank you for the great pc's I will add to my collection!

Zefaniya on Feb 15, 2020:

Thank you for the CPG 25 loose stickers...I see someone else likes to ask for Tj’s stickers when they go too πŸ˜„

Swan on Feb 13, 2020:

Thank you for the postcards for my February Wishlist!The snails are so cute! I’m so happy you noticed I like maxicards! All the cards are great! Even the little note is so cute.

kiddomerriweather on Feb 11, 2020:

You're welcome. I'll have to check out your Hulu recommendation. I've run out of shows to binge. I do need to catch up on my current shows that I've missed. I'm way behind on quite a few episodes. I don't know how I got so behind. : /

lindseyjae on Feb 11, 2020:

Thank you so much for the CPG February Wish!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 10, 2020:

THank you so much for the nice sticker selection you sent for my Feb wishlist at the Wishlist group! Look forward to using them all!!

chimerix on Feb 5, 2020:

Thank you so much for the fun ATCs for the CPG Who likes...Tag. They are really fun. I especially like the one with the lace. AND I love that you used an inside out security envelope to send - so creative. Thank you!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 4, 2020:

THank you for a wonderful and generous envie of PCs from 2 PCs in an Envie tag at CPG!!

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