Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 7:13 am


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: November 18, 2022
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.


AJ73 rated for Christian Theme Clusters ~ US on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Hello Colleen. Thank you so much for the beautiful Christian themed clusters. They will all go in my Glue book. Thank you for the mini card, too. ,⭐⭐⭐
addieixmarie rated for Themed Destash on Nov 13, 2022
Comment: Coleen, oh my goodness! You have made my day when I opened this swap from you:) I fell in LOVE the the handmade bird envelope you sent it in, then when I opened it, all of the bird goodies just brought the biggest smile to my face! I am so glad that someone also loves birds just as much as me:) Everything that you sent me is just perfect in every single way. I am truly so appreciative and grateful for you and for everything! I wish I could give you more hearts for this swap. Thank you so so much for everything! <3 You have such a beautiful and generous heart! <3<3
Response: Addie, thank you so much for the heart and that you like it all. I'm so glad. To tell you the extent of my bird craziness, I have done, not one, but two altered books in "Bird" theme. And glad you enjoyed what I sent. Many don't understand the work of fussy-cut. I use those birds on envelopes too. Really decorates the envie. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
LovelyLindaSwap rated for Crazy For Postcards USA #2 on Nov 11, 2022
Comment: I just found your cards in a p8le of card as I was cleaning. Thanks for the cards.
Response: You are welcome.
Comment: Your clusters turned out so nice! I like how you used an uno card and a kids playing card! Great idea <3
Response: TU, I'm making more now with playing cards. They make a good sturdy background. Glad you liked them and thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Lantana149 rated for USAPC: envie from circles on Oct 25, 2022
Comment: Hi Coleen, thank you for the metal charms they are lovely. I really like the fall napkin used to decorate the envie, nice touch! The circle envelope was also tricky for me, I had to do it twice before I got it right. :)
Response: Your welcome. Sorry the extras were not enough to rate a heart. I try to please.
Comment: Coleen, I love the embellishments you crafted, they are perfect! I can't wait to use them.
JenZen5 rated for EPUSA: Scraptastic #3: Scrap Strips on Oct 23, 2022
Comment: I am really enjoying this series of swaps. I'm finding each to be a challenge because there are so many possibilities. I love your take on it and what you created for me. I cannot wait to use your pieces. Always great to have you as a swap partner. Take care.
Response: Jen, so glad you liked it all. I really enjoy using my scraps and finding new ways to whittle them down. Thanks for the heart. Greatly appreciated. Blessings.
Fabriqueen rated for ABCUSA: Christian Clusters on Oct 20, 2022
Comment: Wow! These are awesome! Thank you so much for them and the great extras! Have a wonderful day and a Happy Halloween! Hugs, Diane
Response: Diane, so glad you like it all. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Lovely! Thank you.
Response: You're welcome. Thank you for the heart. So appreciated.
Christianmom rated for Hello Fall!! on Oct 15, 2022
Comment: Thank you Colleen for the lovely "Hello Fall " Swap you made for me. I love the paper you used and all the goodies you included. I love what you sent me. Have a great weekend!!
Response: I"m so glad. Thank you for the heart. Really appreciate it.
jay9 rated for Postcard With a Doodle on Oct 8, 2022
Comment: Hi coleenfranks, Thank You very much, this is a fun postcard and I like your doodled frame. 🖊
Response: Your welcome.
AJ73 rated for FTLOC#1-Napkin swap-US # 5 on Oct 7, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the napkins. What fun. I’ve used a couple already on envelopes!! 💐
Response: Great, love it! Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Welcome.
Eulegirl rated for MAE~Artistic Envies~US on Oct 3, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous artistic envies. I especially love the maps!
Response: So glad. Thank you for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thanks for the tags ! I love the fall colors !
Response: Welcome
JanHardt rated for USAPC: Altered bookmark on Sep 21, 2022
Comment: Great bookmark, and envelope. Thank you so much. Love it!
Response: So glad. Thank you for the heart. Very appreciated.
Sonya rated for Collage Borders on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the tags.
Response: Welcome
amyduff rated for MJS: Magpie Journal Supplies Swap on Sep 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you Coleen for the fun goodies! I love the pockets you made. Very neat! Autism strong ❤️
Comment: I received your swap however, it was damaged :( It arrived in a Canada Post transparent sealed bag. Some of the items are undamaged which it great :) Somehow Canada Post also included someone else's PC in the sealed package from Estonia, so not sure what was lost. There was no note inside from you, but could see it was from you from the envelope. Thanks for your effort. Sometimes these things happen :)
Response: Interesting. Same envies I send all over U.S. So sorry. Thanks for rating anyway.
Response: Thanks so much for a heart. Very appreciated.

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rarjones on Jul 5, 2022:

Happy July Birthday!!! Christian Friends Group - Rose

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,

LindaW on May 3, 2022:

Thank you for the last envelope. I appreciate that you thought of sending those items.

circularlogic on May 1, 2022:

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


LindaW on Apr 19, 2022:

Thank you for the small cards.

Jjean on Apr 15, 2022:

Have a Blessed & Happy Easter...

LadyJo on Apr 6, 2022:

Thank you again for another envie filled with lovely things I like! I received your Lovely Europe post cards that is for sure! Thanks for being a Wonderful Faith Sister the month of March!

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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