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Last Online: January 20, 2022

Country: United States
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About Me

Reminder ~ AN ENVELOPE OVER 1/4 inch THICKNESS IS A PACKAGE ACCORDING TO USPS RULES! I got five envies this year that had postage due because they put letter postage on a thick envelope

I am very allergic to cigarette smoke so please don't send packages that are reeking of smoke!


My favorite swaps to do are handmade crafts and craft supplies. I love de-stash swaps! I really enjoy making things and sharing my craft stash with my partners. Its fun to read profiles and find things that my partners will like.

My home is in the state of Washington, east of Seattle, in the woods - out of town, on a hill. Its great to be up here when its flooding, but not when its icy and we have to drive down.

I was born in Arizona and grew up there. I have also lived in Southern California and Oregon before coming here.

I am mainly a ceramic artist but love doing all kinds of arts and crafts. I love craft materials - I'm a craft material addict. Also I like making recycled art and altered art out of all kinds of junk. I used to be a teacher and really loved doing all kinds of art projects with the children, using recycled materials.

After taking years of ceramic classes I decided to be a professional ceramic artist. Its been a lot of work but also fun. But after 20 years of it, I am slowing down and taking the opportunity to do other kinds of arts and crafts. This year I am getting to do a lot of online art classes.

I recycle, reuse, reswap, and regift. I don't usually reswap handmade items unless they are supposed to be sent on, like a card. I consider anything handmade to be a treasure.

I'm not real picky about what I get as far as craft materials or other swap items, I can find a use for almost anything. I would prefer that you send recycled things or things from your stash rather than spending money buying new stuff. And if you don't have something on my list, feel free to send something else. The following is just a guideline. I won't hate you or give you a 3 for sending something I don't like, because I usually can find someplace to use it.

MY FAVORITE COLORS are blues, turquoise & aqua, any shade of blue-green, yellow, pinks, teal green, rust, burgundy, copper. I like anything that is a transparent color. I don't like black, gray, beige, lime green or olive green. I do NOT like polka dots! ** (Black is okay for Halloween swaps though!)**


• Craft supplies - beads, charms, ribbon, lace, buttons, fabric, iridescent and metallic stuff, unusual yarns, embellishments, glitter glue, metal or glass pieces, old rusty things, vintage stuff, all kinds of paper,

• anything copper,

• windchimes, bells, suncatchers, mobiles,

• mountains & rocks,

• ocean stuff,

• trees, leaves (esp.maple leaf shapes, but not real leaves cuz I have too many of those already. Ha ha you should see my yard in the fall!),

• fairies and angels,

• spirals, swirls, waves, squiggles,

• heart designs, flowers

• furry animals, (I hate reptiles, frogs, insects, & spiders)

• Southwestern designs - the American desert, Native American, or Mexican - (but NOT howling coyotes, lizards, snakes, cattle skulls, Kokopelli, Frida Kahlo, or Day of the Dead stuff)

• I like bird images, but not chickens, roosters, ducks, or geese. (I like the real ones but not the images for crafts or decor.)

• For Halloween I like cute ghosts and pumpkins and cats. Nothing ugly or scary. NO skulls or skeletons, please!

• For Christmas, my favorite things are nativity scenes, angels, trees, bells, stockings,ornaments & snowflakes. I love glitter, not loose, but glued on cards and ornaments. .....Actually, I like Christmas things any time of the year! ..... I am a Christian so love religious themes for Christmas.

However I am not offended by things from other religions. I enjoy studying and learning things about all religions.

• My favorite characters are: Eeyore, Pooh, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, Garfield, Paddington Bear.

• I'm not into Kawaii, but I don't mind getting Kawaii stuff. I like cute animals like pandas, koalas, kitties, puppies, squirrels, deer, and bunnies.

• I do NOT like clowns, pirates, skulls, skeletons, monsters, scary stuff.

• I'm allergic to lots of scents - but love anything with vanilla or citrus scent. Any fruit scent is okay. NO lavender please, that really sets off my allergies.

• I don't wear makeup except for lip gloss.

• Love tea and coffee, unsweetened. Candy is good, but NO gummy candy or gum. I love black licorice and dark chocolate!! And any candy with coconut, caramel or peanut butter.

• I do not like artificial sweeteners.

• My ears are pierced and I really enjoy getting earrings. I like both silver and gold, and of course, copper. I really like dangly earrings. My jewelry sizes are 26" necklace, 8" bracelet, .


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WISHLIST: (But don't go out and buy anything, just send if it is in your stash and you don't need it anymore!)

Vintage Christmas, Halloween, Valentine, or Easter images

I need the following stickers: realistic leaves and flowers, deer, squirrels.

Leaf stickers that look like real leaves (not shiny or glittery),

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

Tulip themed items - stickers, fabric, ribbon, rubber stamp, paper, embellishments,

Textured or chunky yarn - I prefer variegated colors over plain ones

Miniature things,

Adhesive ribbon - paper or fabric

Paper lace ribbon,

Vintage lace, ribbon, or buttons

Washi tape with nature designs(leaves, trees, flowers, seashells), or hearts, or snowflakes

Washi tape in plain transparent colors,

Silk fabric or ribbon,

Stazon Re-inkers in forest green or brown,

Small pieces of transparent colored glass for mosaics or fusing (the glass can be broken or crushed, it doesn't have to be cut neatly), . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To my recipients:

My post office is understaffed and overwhelmed right now and everything has to be sent to Seattle for sorting and postmarking, so it may be several days after I send for it to be postmarked.

I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS. If you don't get something within two weeks of the send date, send me a message. If something is damaged, missing, or didn't have enough postage, send me a message. If anything is wrong with a swap package, let me know so I can fix it. If you have a complaint, please send a pm instead of putting it in the rating comments.

However, remember that once a package goes into the PO, I no longer have control over it! Also mail from my town goes to a regional center for sorting and postmarking, so the postmark date may not be the same day that I put it in the mail.

If you get a swap from me please let me know that you received it! I don't care about the ratings, I just want to know that you got the swap.

I often send extra stuff because I have it or because I want to ~ its not for getting a heart.


To my sending partners: You do not have to spend extra money for Priority shipping just to get it to me faster. If you send it by the "send by" date that's good enough for me. I can wait for regular mailing.** If you keep the package below 13 ounces you can send it First Class and it will be much less expensive.**

If you send to me and don't get rated by me, or hear from me, that means that I didn't get the package. I ALWAYS RATE WHENEVER I RECEIVE A SWAP PACKAGE.

I'm pretty generous about giving hearts but they are not given for "extras", but for a swap that is "extra special". Which most of them have turned out to be!

A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT AWESOME PACKAGES AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE RATED AND GIVEN ME A HEART!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Favorite Crafts

pottery (stoneware and terracotta, functional and decorative, sculpture),
beads, jewelry, fused glass,
papercrafts (collage, greeting cards, journal pages),
weaving, sewing, crocheting
assemblage and mixed media

Favorite Music

Acoustic Guitar. Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Classic Rock, New Age Instrumental Smooth Jazz


susieq40 rated for TF: Send me Winter on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Wow, oh wow, I love all you sent, can't wait to use the items for a card.. This weekend Alabama( north of me) might get snow..not sure if we will,you never know but everyone buys bread and milk just in case...LO what a great package it was thanks s
Comment: Oh wow! What a great package! So cleverly put together and so many great things to play with. Thank you for a wonderful swap!
Comment: Thanks
Comment: Thank you for the journal cards and extras. I hope you had a great visit here in San Diego for Christmas. :-)
riviwriter rated for ABCUSA ~ Letter S Swap on Dec 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for such a sweet swap! I loved all the generous S items
bpl76 rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Stickers #3 - US on Dec 23, 2021
Comment: WOW Thank you for the stickers love them all
chimerix rated for TF December 2021 Stocking Stuffer on Dec 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gift. I tucked it under the tree. Mele Kalikimaka
Christianmom rated for CSG ~ Christian Christmas Cards on Dec 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you Lisa for the beautiful Christmas card and all the extras you sent me. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!
Comment: What a Beautiful Card and Thank you for all the Tuck in's you enclosed. a Special list of your things to do to celebrate Jesus' birth. Our church is gathering Mittens and Hats for local elementary school which we will take to them after the New Year.. ! ! so I have a bag to take this Sunday for the Mitten tree ( yes its a plywood tree with clothes pins to clip on the hats and mittens.). Merry Blessed Christmas !
kittyfun rated for FTLOC#1-Fun and random sticker -int on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: So many stickers! Thank you so much and sorry for the late rating!
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-I forgot i had that-US on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: I love the painting its now up on my keep safe shelf thank you
bpl76 rated for FTLOC#1-Move my excess quick -US on Dec 17, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you for all the goodies !! look forward to using them in my crafts
bostianh rated for CH - Woodland Goodies on Dec 14, 2021
Comment: So many little woodland cuties. Thank you again for taking the time to put together so many fun items. I especially love the racoons card and leaf ribbon. Thank you for being a super special swap partner.
Comment: Thank you so much for the collection of beautiful items. I'm especially excited to use all the paper scrap and fussy cut items. Than you for taking the time to put together such a nice collection of things, you're a wonderful swap partner.
AngelOH73 rated for TF: Anything swap on Dec 14, 2021
Comment: I noticed I haven't rated you yet. Sorry for the late rate. I ❤ ⛄ ☃️ ⛄. Thank you 😃
lostinavalon rated for Album of Accord on Dec 11, 2021
Comment: You've done a lovely job on your album, Lisa! I love the cheery colors and pretty theme!
Honeyloveart rated for ITW: Ornament on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Wow this package made my week! You really spoiled me. I loved the uniqueness of each pine cone ornament and they actually fit our tree PERFECTLY as we created a pinecone tree topper for it. Thank you so so so much, I will cherish these.
Poohtat rated for CH - Share Some Winter Goodies on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely package of winter goodies. Happy Holidays
Comment: Thank you for the great box. Sorry for the late rating. Hope you had a super Halloween!
AnnaM rated for Decorated Glassine Bags Swap on Nov 25, 2021
Comment: Lisa, thank you for the pretty glassine bags! I love the stickers and washi tape you added! Anna ♥

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grammypammy on Dec 24, 2021:

Hugs, Pam

Highlander18 on Dec 8, 2021:

Thank you very much Nov RAK #1 ~ Christmas Goodies ~ - Love it all - Granddaughter is taking her pics!

circularlogic on Dec 2, 2021:

Happy Birthday!


CraftyShana76 on Dec 2, 2021:

Happy Happy Birthday 🎈🎁🎊🎂🎉. Have a great day!!!

grammypammy on Dec 2, 2021:


Hugs, Pam

laterdayze on Sep 24, 2021:

Hi Lisa, thank you SO much for the Autumn goodies you sent for my August wishes. I love everything you sent. Such a great mix of goodies!! Thanks again <3

Barbara on Jul 17, 2021:

Hi Lisa, thanks again for all the vintage ephemera. applaud that you are an original and beginning member of swap-bot!

grammypammy on Apr 9, 2021:


I received your Easter/Spring RAK and I loved everything.....the handmade magnet bunny is adorable, that huge Washi tape...wow! the bits and bobs of craft items I can use on different crafts, I just love it all! Thanks so much!

Hugs, Pam

JuneRosebud on Apr 8, 2021:

Lisa, Thank you so much for the fun Valentine de-stash; love the way you presented it=) RAKs Only USA

BusyB on Feb 12, 2021:

So happy you enjoyed your RAK surprise! And chocolate of course. Lol I have my silver envie you sent for Rak group out so I can play some during our snowstorm this weekend. Nothing better than hunkering down, light some candles, turn on the tunes and crafting in my pjs. Brrrr! I hope you you are doing what you love. Stay warm! Hugs, Bonnie 💛

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