Swap-bot Time: November 15, 2019 12:45 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: November 15, 2019
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States


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

  • Barbie doll theme

  • 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 have the most well known, including Acadia, Bryce, Glacier, Grand Canyon, Grand Tetons, Mt Ranier, Smoky Mtns, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Zion)

  • 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!


simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #19 on Nov 14, 2019
Comment: Great postcard choices & extra stamps. Thanks
Comment: Such creative ATC's Shirley!! Thank you so much for them and the pig sticker and the totally awesome Lucy stamp!! Where did you get it??
Response: Glad you liked what I sent. Got the Lucy stamp years ago Edge of stamp says VIVA LAS VEGASTAMPS PO Box28024 LV NV89126 It only has that one S in the middle.
user6937 rated for NYUP: Animal/people mix-up on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for joining my swap, Shirley - nice seeing you in my mailbox again! I think I'll send the duck pc to my grandson; hope it makes him smile.
bluerose3 rated for CPG QUICKIE: 20 Stickers - US Only on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Shirley, you are the Best! Thanks for the ATC's and all the Clown stuff! Love it! I hope you are safe from the fires and those Santa Ana winds!
Ciska76 rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 26 on Nov 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your envelope full with surprises. Love all you’ve sent! πŸ’•
mb58ca rated for It's Time to Relax on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the pcs. And the cool bookmark!
Comment: Shirley, I love all the owls!!! Thank you so much. And for the Starbucks cards!!!! Awesome!!!! New to me, yes! The LA one is really nice! It got cold here all of a sudden Halloween night. I’m looking forward to Spring, LOL! Glad you’re safe from the fires there. It is so devastating. Thank you again for another lovely swap. : )
susieq11 rated for Handmade Envelopes - October 2019 on Nov 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the envelopes (and the extra!!) - I love all the papers you used!! Thank you for joining!! XOXO
simcoe54 rated for Mix It Up! - October 2019 on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard selection and the extra stamps.
Bavarija rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #9 on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Thank you for nice card!!
CWarner rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #180 on Oct 30, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cards and the extra, Shirley! Nice variety in these!
Lorabora rated for NYUP - vehicles on Oct 29, 2019
Comment: Thank you 😊 love the vintage international cards! And I enjoy the ATC too!
debbiespoms rated for 5 Postcards to 2 Partners #180 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: Thank you thank you for awesome postcards! I love them! Esp. the wolf. Which is going to my save file, hee!
MamaMangrove rated for Vocabulary Postcard Swap #7 on Oct 28, 2019
Comment: These vocabulary swaps are such fun & I love the cards you chose. I thought it hilarious that your "bootless" man was also literally without his boots! You did indeed previously send the octo-woman (or someone did, I'm no good at keeping track) but that's quite all right as it's such a cool card & now I can share. And yes, it's still too hot & humid here for my liking. I keep waiting for it to dip below 70's at night so I can open the windows & turn off the $%#@* AC !
angdiane rated for GDF: Strictly Disney Swap! on Oct 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute Disney ephemera Shirley! I love the vintage looking Disneyland stickers! The postcard too <3
CWarner rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #17 on Oct 20, 2019
Comment: Great selection of cards, Shirley -- thanks so much!
justmesks rated for Two Maps and a Non-Touristy PC #7 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you and thanks for the extra card.
Elizaveta rated for Mix It Up!! - September 2019 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful cards!

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grammypammy on Oct 27, 2019:

Thank you for the Pic 2 Tag from Cheap Postage Swaps, Tags & Fun. I love what you sent!

Lonestarchild on Oct 8, 2019:

Thank you for the fun animal cards for the CPG Who Likes Tag!

phillaine on Sep 11, 2019:

Welcome to Profile-Based Swaps!

LauraM540 on Sep 10, 2019:

Thanks for the Summer and Christmas goodies from the Pick 2 Tag

justmesks on Aug 8, 2019:

Shirley Emma got her card this week. Thank you so much for sending to both girls.

justmesks on Aug 2, 2019:

Shirley, Ella got her Disney card yesterday. Thanks so much for helping her with her collection.

justmesks on Jun 18, 2019:

Thanks for your thank you comment. My grand daughters are collecting state flowers, state birds, stte capitals, Disney and animals or anything touristy. Thank you for helping them.

tcornell on Jun 12, 2019:

Thank you so much for all the goodies that you sent for the CPG Pick 2 tag!

lou on Jun 2, 2019:

Happy 5-years on Swap-Bot!

Ciska76 on May 28, 2019:

Thank you so much for the beautiful postcards for the ISS: i offer tag. I love impressionist paintings. And the dumbo postcard is so adorable. Perfect choice! My son will love the stickers. He loves Mickey. Thank you πŸ’•

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