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Last Online: September 27, 2023
Birthday: December 1
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 last year that had postage due because they put letter postage on a thick envelope, and another one this year.

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. (no Santas) 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!)

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

Vintage Christmas, Halloween, Valentine, or Easter images

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

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

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

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


MaryCT rated for LSRUS: 5 Unwanted Items-USA on Sep 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the great items
Comment: Thanks for the variety. Looks like the cards were protected and only a slight hole to the side of the envie and still the cards have bent corners - not to be saved.
Response: I'm sorry that happened, the corners were not bent when I put them in the envelope. I tried very hard to send nice cards. Were they all bent? That's very disappointing. ~ Why is USPS wrecking our mail? Well, I hope you can find something creative to do with them.
Comment: Thank you for the cards!
grammypammy rated for ABCUSA ~ Sticker Swap ~ G & H on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: I know this was a rough round for letters, I had issues too...but you did a great job on what you sent! Thank you for all the sticker sheets! Hugs, Pam
Pyrhulla rated for PH: A-B-C #2 on Sep 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much!
armadillogal rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #234 on Sep 17, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the swap and extras.
IDASHi rated for FTLOC#1-No spending swap -US on Sep 12, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all of the fun stuff, I really enjoyed looking through all of the fun little bits that you included. I can tell that you read my profile, it was all very thoughtful.
Comment: Arrived yesterday - thanks for the variety!
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap! You sent such fun happy mail for the ABC's and 123's. Love it all! ♥
Comment: Thank you for the postcards, envies, stickers!
bacchus716 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #233 on Sep 3, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great cards
Comment: Thank you for your very generous selection of great postcards for the scavenger hunt. Very thoughtful of you to include extras from my profile likes too!
RadiateJoy rated for PH: So Many Choices #3 on Aug 30, 2023
Comment: Beautiful cards. Thank you!❤️
armadillogal rated for TF: 3 for Me-USA on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!
minniepic rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #231 on Aug 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you so very much for the lovely postcards ❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thank you for the cards you chose.
bostianh rated for G.I.F.T. ~ 2023 Happy Mail #8 on Aug 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful papers 😍
vlhafer54 rated for LBoE - Favorite Animal Crafting on Aug 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the squirrels and the cute pictures - what a great swap!
KrystalCook84 rated for PH: 'HOT' Postcards #2 on Aug 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the perfectly hot postcards!

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chimerix on Sep 22, 2023:

Thank you so much for the wonderful embossed papers. What a great selection to play with. They will be so wonderful in my crafting. Have a great day!

RAKs only Aug

AJ73 on Sep 18, 2023:

Thank you for your August RAK #2 Destash Crafting Stuff. I love love everything especially the embossed papers! There are so many fun things to use!!! Hugs.

BlueberryLady on Aug 15, 2023:

Thank you for the July RAK Embossed Papers.. Pretty colors and designs.. They came yesterday 8/14/2023 ! !! !

JuneRosebud on Aug 12, 2023:

Lisa, thank you for the RAK On RAKS ONLY USA for July RAK ~ Embossed papers ~. They will come in handy=)

supersquirrel on Jul 20, 2023:

RAKS Only RAK #1 is the most amazing collection of handpainted collage papers! Thank you so very much for this wonderful gift. Such inspiration 💗

TaraBird on Jul 19, 2023:

Just received your June RAK#1 ~ Handpainted Collage papers! Thank you so much for the awesome papers! I can't wait to use these to create ♥

Aumonae on May 8, 2023:

Rhank you so very much for the awesome RAKs Only USA- April RAK Paper Destash package you sent me. It was more than my expectations!

Highlander18 on Feb 23, 2023:

❤️❤️❤️❤️Thank you very much for a huge Happy Mail day!! Jan RAK #1~ New Year Craft Room De-stash. Postcards, notecards, stickers papers paper napkins for envie are ~ oh so many wonderful things, love it all!!

middleearthtraveller on Feb 22, 2023:

Well--that is certainly an envie stuffed FULL of hearts--I absolutely love the package--thanks for providing this opportunity (RAKS only). Thank you! -k

AJ73 on Feb 16, 2023:

Thank you Lisa. I received your January RAK #1 - craft room destash in today's mail. I love the way you packaged everything. There are so many nice things that I will have fun playing with! Hugs, Alma

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