Swap-bot Time: June 14, 2021 6:19 pm


Date Joined: August 24, 2010
Last Online: January 1, 2013
Birthday: January 13
Country: United States

About Me

I am a 40 something year old married female and have a 6 year old daughter. My family and I live in Austin, Texas, USA. I love making art and I love to push the limits of my creativity. I am constantly dreaming of and designing art projects in my mind. I try to create at least a little art everyday.

Favorite Crafts

My favorite crafts are vast. I love to:

hand and machine quilt

make and embellish crazy quilts

create mixed media art


make mini scrapbooks

make and trade artist trading cards

rubber stamp

make mosaics

make cards for all occassions

make altered journals and books


silk ribbon embroidery

crewel embroidery

cross stitch



assemble gift baskets


incorporate photos into hand made jewelry

do bead work

practice doodling and drawing.

Favorite Colors and Style

My favorite color is turquoise.

I love all shades of pink, purple and white/tan/beige.

I also love fall colors and bold vibrant colors (especially when combined with black).

My favorite art and decorating style is shabby chic and all the neutral and soft colors associated it with it. I love all the floral patterns and vintage lace that goes along with it too.

Favorite Movies

I love psychological trillers, romantic dramas, and suspenseful movies such as: Doubt , Atonement, The Graduate, Bridges of Madison County, Scent of a Woman, No Country for Old Men, The Hurt Locker, Brothers and The Game. My all time favorite movie stars are Meryl Streep, Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro.

Favorite Books

All Stampington art publications

Cloth, Paper, Scissors publications

Memoirs of a Geisha

The Lovely Bones

Cane River


Twelve Years a Slave

The Shack

The 19th Wife

Hidden in Plain View

My Wish List

My wish list follows (in no particular order).

old book pages

beautiful paper napkins

vintage photos

vintage postcards

foreign language materials (i.e. non-english)

vintage letters



used postage

fabric remnants and fat quarters


vintage dcorative papers

all vintage ephemera

Favorite Television

My favorite television shows are: Wipeout, So You Think You Can Dance, American Idol, 20/20, Oprah, Dateline, the Everybody Loves Raymond.


Since I was a child I have been collecting miniature figurines about an inch or smaller in size. My collection includes for example, mini dolls, cars, dishes, animals and even mini toys from gum ball machines. I keep them in a special curio cabinet my father especially built for the collection.


I dislike lizards, snakes, frogs, incense, teacher reward stickers and anything that smells like cigarette smoke. (Please no teas, coffee or powdered drinks - thanks.)


suemick15 rated for Faux Silk ATC on Mar 21, 2011
Comment: Lou, The ATC you sent is really beautiful!! You said you used three layers of tissue. At what point did you stamp the image? It is such a lovely, peaceful thing and I thank you for it as well as the delightful and colorful tissue napkins you included. Oh. And the handmade envie started the whole package off with a smile. I had a trying day today. It was great to have this waiting for me when I got home. Thanks and hugs! Sue
Response: I've sent you a pm.
orode rated for Faux Silk ATC on Mar 19, 2011
Comment: Very Nice! Loved the envelopes you made also!
Betsi rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Mar 2, 2011
raesha rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 20, 2011
Comment: One of my faves from this swap - thank you! And thanks for the beautiful extras.
stampmaz2000 rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 16, 2011
Comment: Absolutely beautiful atc Lou! I received it today, love the chocolates!
sprckt99 rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 15, 2011
Comment: Thank you so much for the "Box of Chocolates" ATC for this swap, and also for the extra goodies! They are all much appreciated! :-)
Comment: thanks!
Bridget rated for Key to my Heart ATC swap on Feb 9, 2011
Comment: I love the paper you used and I'm crazy about all the extra lock & keys.
firstborn rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 9, 2011
Comment: thank you so much & for playing in the mega valentine swap! happy valentine's day!! :) mary ann
Comment: You should receive 10 HEARTS!!! Extremely Generous and Gorgeous Package...truly put together with love and care! I will be sending you a large matchbox for Spring that you can enjoy! THANK YOU!!!
HGoodbrad rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 8, 2011
Comment: Love it and the envie insde an envie!!!
Sunflower4Mowse rated for Snowflake ATC on Feb 8, 2011
Comment: Thank you
aubreysmom rated for Snowflake ATC on Feb 7, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the ATC! I loved the blues and your envie was beautiful too.
Angiegirl rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 6, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! It is so cute! :)
Comment: Thank you!
lindyleel rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 5, 2011
Comment: Cute card! Thank you.
suemick15 rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 5, 2011
Comment: Lou, Thank you for this most delightful ATC and the handmade envelopes you sent everything. I really like it and look for to displaying it for the holiday. Happy Valentine's day. Sue
sewcrazy rated for be my VALENTINE *MEGA* ATC Swap on Feb 5, 2011
Comment: Love, love, love the ATC, thanks so much.
Comment: Thanks for the lovely envelope and goodies inside!
pattiairel rated for 10 Handmade Envy Swap on Jan 28, 2011
Comment: The envies are wonderful, you did a great job and I am happy that you were my partner. I look forward to swapping with you again!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 78 2 3
Completed Fives Threes Ones
31 86 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 7 23 0
View all

Currently In

  • the user is not currently in any swaps :(

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps


PAStryloVER on Jan 19, 2011:

thanks so much for the vintage laces i love them exactly what i was looking for i will be making some sewn items with them tag "10,9,8,7,6 tag" take care

kpatricialee on Jan 18, 2011:

Thank you so much for the wonderful images! I love them, and they will be greatly useful in my artwork :D

lilmissmayhem on Jan 11, 2011:

hi im ur partner for read my profile i love scrapbooking and mini albums too im always making new ones lol i too also like to challenge myself craft wise im always trying to find new things to dabble in thanks lilmissmayhem

Marilu0 on Jan 11, 2011:

I love that you try to do something creative every day! I try to also, but I get lazy sometimes... I LOVE vintage photos too! I just came back from a vacation on the Oregon coast, where I hit up a few antique stores and bought a whole bunch of photos from about 1900-1915. My favorite ones are the ones where someone moved and there is blur, or some other slight imperfection in the print. it makes the people seem more... human I guess? Happy swapping!!

-marilu0 ("read my profile and post a comment' swap)

SwapsAreFun on Jan 10, 2011:


We have tons in common. I have two girls 4&5. I too love to make something crafty everyday.

I just came across this link from another website and can not wait to get started. I have told 20 plus friends about it so they can start swaps.

I love to read and your book list has tons of books I have in my library and have read. I love Oprah's Book Club list. I haven't seen Lovely Bones yet but I like the book.

I look forward to swaps with you in the future.


badandknowsit2 on Jan 10, 2011:

HI i am one of your partners for the read my profile and make comment. I also dis like snakes and anything that smells like smoke. I also collect used stamps. So we have a few things in common as far as interest.

scrappnswapr on Jan 9, 2011:

Vintage ephemera rocks! Vintage anything rocks >_< I liked your wishlist..I myself would love to receive old book pages! Happy Swapping!

rodwickl on Dec 3, 2010:

hello, i received the random envie trag today and omg i absolutly love love loved everything inside thank you soo much

AlyxBee on Dec 1, 2010:

Thank you SO much for all of the punches!! I loved them! :)

ShandaPanda on Nov 29, 2010:

I finished your pocket ATC before I read your profile and now that I've read it I really think you'll like it. Can't wait to hear! Will mail tomorrow. :-)

Login to leave a comment now!