Swap-bot Time: December 1, 2023 2:50 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: December 1, 2023
Birthday: July 20
Country: United States

About Me

If you don't receive it, I make it right, I don't flake, just check my ratings. I rate the day it arrives.

I love art, crafts, music, hiking, gardening and teaching art.

Favorite Crafts

I do mixed-media plus teach arts & crafts at the library (volunteer). It's a mission, I provide everything. So I like swapping for your de-stash. I have tons of foreign text items from living in Europe 22 years. I also send craft supplies back to Ukraine for children/ladies ministry.

I keep an art journal, I draw, alter items/books, I do beading, jewelry, more. Love vintage anything and steam punk, also Paris. I swoon over anything bird, feathers. Address labels will get you a heart for sure. Anything sunflower.

FAVE COLORS: Teal, purple and jewel-tones.

ATC/Skinny/PC collections: Crowns, Flowers, Vintage, steampunk, butterflies/dragonflies & birds/feathers.

RUBBER STAMPS: anything vintage or steam punk, gears, clocks, crowns, birds, owls, dragonflies, butterflies. Background/texture stamps too. No wood back stamps please. No room.

METAL CHARMS: same as above and flat charms/filigree I can glue onto my books.

Teas: Green is my fave, especially flavored ones.

Things I'd Love

I'd love to have some of your die-cuts: leaves, birds, butterflies/dragonflies, trees, snowmen, clocks, gears, crowns, anything steampunk or vintage and anything Tim Holtz. Any words that I could use on tags, etc. Preferably cardstock. No machine myself.

Love,love,love small crocheted flowers.

Embellishments or stickers of flowers or anything nature.I supply everything for my classes and ladies love flowers/birds/butterflies/dragonflies.I also send items to Ukraine for ministry.

Also love purse/keychain charms in my colors, teal, purple. Fun for purses and zippers.

Brass/metal stencils, used ok.

Things I Can Swap

Destash your extras in exchange for....

I have great items for collage or art journaling: foreign: maps, music, brochures, stamps and product labels, business cards and other odd items all in foreign language, usually Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Georgian, French, Armenian, German, Italian. Also have a small amount of Arabic and Hebrew language items. All from 22 yrs living in Ukraine.

I have a lace/trim/ribbon collection that goes back to the 60's so some of it is vintage for sure.

I have foreign money/coins.

Postcards from various countries and themes.

Beautiful paper napkins from Europe. Just brought some back from Germany (vintage style).

I'll trade for scrapbook stuff....your chance to clear out what you don't want. I like vintage anything, but needn't limit it to that.

Dream List

I need a banner for my Etsy shop if you know how. Would love some address labels and swap cards.

What I Don't Want

I have enough stationary, thank you. No Halloween, skulls or dark side stuff. No candy, tea or coffee and I"m over the top with note pads. Thanks, anyway. Also, no cosmetics or personal products. All of the above is with the exception of being in a swap for these items.

Trouble from

Susanne Gross (FrauSusii) flaked. Jenni Lumpkin (Pawprints) flaked on me twice. Evitake flaked. Evelyn Rozychi (eviroz), she was difficult. Beware. Christine Alejos (christine1) flaked.


RiverTopanga rated for TA- Christmas Coins on Nov 28, 2023
Comment: Coleen, thank you for the Christmas coin. I love the Wreath- so delicate! I will store it with my other atcs. Thank you also for the Thanksgiving stamps, and the stickers. All will be used! Have a very merry holiday if we don't swap again this year. ☃️❄️🎄
Comment: I love all the washi you used! Thank you!
Comment: Thanks for the goodies! Thanks too for hosting this swap! Happy Holidays!
Comment: You are awesome! Thank you. I think I got everything and love the stamp set! My envelope was mutilated by machines but things seemed well in place so thank you for making sturdy. Lol
Aumonae rated for LSRUS: Business Size Envie-USA on Nov 19, 2023
Comment: Your envelope is lovely! It took me a minute to open, but that was part of the charm.
Response: Thank you so much for the heart. Very appreciated. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Comment: Thank you for the fun square card stuffed with goodies. The crow tag is much appreciated! As are those cute little cat buttons.
Response: So glad you liked those things. I have tons of bird stuff, but was surprised to see a lack of crows. Thanks for the heart. Really appreciate it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
Comment: Thank you for the happy mail!
Response: You are welcome. Thank you for the heart. Very appreciated.
Begokschaf rated for AI-cluster on a twinchie on Nov 8, 2023
Comment: Yours are so good. Thank you so much
Response: Woohoo! So glad you like them. Thanks for the heart. I'm so grateful. Blessings to you and yours for the upcoming holidays.
Comment: i absolutely LOVE the envie and the goodies, thank you so much!
Response: Oh, that makes me so happy. I aim to please. TU for the heart. It is very appreciated.
Lisapotterylady rated for TSFIND - Fall Goodies! on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the cards, stickers, and stamps. I'm glad to get something that's useful and not clutter. I love the rabbit card so much I'm going to frame it and hang it here in my art room.
Response: Lisa, so glad you liked that little rabbit. Not sure he's "fall" but so cute anyway I couldn't resist. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Arabella rated for BL: Butterfly Clusters ~ US on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: Love your butterfly clusters, Coleen!! Neat wooden butterflies! And I always love stitching on paper! Thank you so much!! (Love your envelope, too!!)
Response: So glad you liked it all, Arabella. I aim to please, Thanks for joining my swap and for the heart. Very appreciated.
kittyhahahotbot rated for MAE: Napkins & Envies - US on Oct 30, 2023
Comment: wow, how did you get your envies so expertly done? lol I've never gotten mine so wrinkle free! Im jealous. lol Thank you for the lovely gifts!
Response: Kitty, just glue stick. And remove all layers first. Thanks for the heart and joining my swap.
Comment: Colleen, what a wonderful surprise in my mail today! Your envelope is beautiful, and so full of unique and festive goodies. I've never seen 'negatives' like that before and can't wait to use them in a special project. Thanks for a fantastic swap!!!
Response: Actually Kat, they are not negatives, but microfiche. Truly a vintage item. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
Tara21cd rated for BL: Handmade Envies ~ US on Oct 30, 2023
Comment: What a great job on the envelopes! All are very lovely. Looking forwards to using them.
Response: Glad you liked them, Tara. Evies are ongne of my fave things to make. Hope all is well with you. Glad we get to partner again. Thanks for the heart and joining my swap.
TonyaAshe rated for Blind Envie Summer 23 on Oct 29, 2023
Response: Tonya, thanks for rating. I'll try to do better next time to rate a heart. I aim to please, but "blind" envies make it harder.
bb2 rated for CF - Handmade Fall Envelopes on Oct 27, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelopes and extra goodies. How fun to add those tiny acrylic letters and numbers to my stamp sets. They look like a good size for ATCs, pockets and other small projects. It inspires me to try them out for sure.
chelle523 rated for MJS: Themed Magpie Supplies: RED on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: Thank you for a really great swap!
MissChief rated for CSG: Christian Clusters ~ US on Oct 26, 2023
Comment: TY! These are very beautiful and well done.
bb2 rated for CF Happy Clusters on Oct 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the colorful clusters. It is interesting to see how they are made. The one with the postage stamp is my favorite. Thanks for the extras, too. The cartoon is funny.
Response: Glad you liked them. Everyone does them differently which makes it fun to me. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Rbrstmpr rated for MJS: Handmade Envelopes ~ US on Oct 24, 2023
Comment: Your envelope was open across the top and there was no note included but I’m pretty sure this is the swap. Thanks!!❤️
Response: I'm pretty sure yours was the one I for the note. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.

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OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

TaraBird on Jul 26, 2023:

I can't comment from that profile so here I am - I'm so glad you received the swap and loved everything! Honored to have given you your first happy mail stickers. I have several kinds, I will have to send you a small assortment ♥ Thank you so much for rerating and giving me the chance to make it right!!

rarjones on Jul 3, 2023:

Happy July Birthday Month!

CF group - Rose

yvonne401 on Jun 18, 2023:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



Barbara on May 22, 2023:

Hi Coleen, happy mail is on the way! Thank you for being kind about the mail situation.

BlueberryLady on May 20, 2022:

Thank you for your thoughtful Prayers, the Scripture Cards and the Note Cards, Love the teal/turquoise Doily for May Faith Sister GIFT... Hugs from Ohio. Love the Art work on the outside of the envie. ! !

circularlogic on May 14, 2022:

Hope you have a fantastic weekend! You and those you care about remain in my prayers,

circularlogic on May 1, 2022:

Praying for you all May long! Have a happy Sunday!


AZmom875 on Mar 19, 2022:

A friend loves at all times Proverbs 17:17

AZmom875 on Mar 15, 2022:

Thinking of you, March GIFT sister

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