Swap-bot Time: December 11, 2023 5:03 am


Date Joined: May 26, 2017
Last Online: June 16, 2022
Birthday: March 29
Country: United States
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NOTE: I love Swap-bot and do take it seriously. Please contact me if you have not received my swap. I always send out my swaps on time. If you don't receive it then it must be lost in the mail. I have never flaked on a swap.

ALSO NOTE: For those who are postmark sticklers, please keep in mind that I mark my items sent when I put them in my mailbox. If I missed that days mail, it won't be picked up until the next day.

I always rate when I receive swaps and hope that my swap partners will do the same. Thank you!

Hello, I'm Shirley and I love to receive and send 'Happy Mail'! I'm married and have one son who is grown. We have a cat named Sofie who is like my baby girl. I love swapping, crafting, baking and reading!

We live in a smoke free home - neither my husband nor I smoke. Please don't send any items that smell like smoke, my nose is very sensitive to the smell. :(

My kitty sofie:

I love stickers, chocolate, crafty things for making cards, scrapbook paper, embellishments for ATC's, etc.


CARDINALS - I love Cardinals, they are very special to me for several personal reasons. I will welcome anything you send with Cardinals on it and pretty much guarantees a heart from me!

Amish anything! I'm a bit obsessed with Amish and would love postcards or anything with info about their way of life, or Amish things like cookbooks, pamphlets, etc.

I love paper crafting the most. I like to make my own cards & envelopes, bookmarks, etc. I love scrapbooking, craft supplies and all that fun stuff. I'm also a huge CAT lover and love anything with cats, woodland animals or really cute animals. My favorite colors are Pinks & Blues, but I aIso really love earth tones too! Oh and anything GLITTERY! I love things that sparkle :)

I also love anything Primitive (Prim), snowflakes, snowmen, gingerbread men, pumpkins, and anything to do with Autumn!


I am allergic to anything strawberry, hazelnuts and macadamia nuts.

Things I Would Like to Receive

Scrapbooking supplies: Washi tape, die cuts, scrapbook embelishments, papers for scrapbooking, gel pens, vellum, adhesive gems, random craft supplies for ATC's, etc.

Paper - if anyone has 8 1/2 by 11 tea or coffee stained paper they can share. I would be forever grateful! :)

Postcards: My favorite postcards are things like food, recipe postcards, anything Amish related, Autumn themed, cats (especially cat photo's but don't mind cat art/drawings), Cardinals (the bird, not any teams), Vintage, black and white, holiday themes, Windmills, Lighthouses, Waterfalls, beach, covered bridges, castles, woodland animals, cute animals, Pandas, Polar Bears, postcard with cut-outs, postcards with glitter on them etc. Please no car related, no nudity, no Ads, or sports postcards.

Notecards: I like blank notecards with pretty things with flowers, cute animals, food themes, etc. Please no thank you cards. Note: While I appreciate all things sent to me, I don't understand why anyone sends notecards with no envelope? If you send me blank notecards for my use, please include the envelope that goes with it. Thank you! :)

Stickers - I love things like winter themes, all Christmas, winter stickers with snowflakes, hats, gloves, penguins, hearts, anything glittery, flowers, cats, butterflies, cupcakes, beverages, owls, bunnies, bears, holidays, etc. - really love clear stickers :) Please DO NOT send Planner stickers, anything Anime, Sports or any that are clearly kids stickers (like Disney, Dora, SpongeBob, etc).

Christmas items - vintage Santas, snowmen, snowflakes, gingerbread men, fireplaces, sleighs, wreaths, candy canes, old fashioned scenes or natural looking. Please do not send me anything with elves on it.

Halloween items: I love Halloween, but please only send 'cute' Halloween items. I don't do gross, gory, scary or creepy. Please so spiders or creepy crawlers! Ewww!

Autumn - Autumn is my favorite season and would love any items related to that - stickers, die-cuts, ephemera, Halloween (only if it's cutesy), Thanksgiving, etc.

DECOS - I love exchanging Deco books. However, I am not interested in any that are specific, meaning you HAVE to paint, draw or rubber stamping on them. All others are welcome! :)


I love fun hot chocolate packets in all different flavors. I also love Milk chocolate. Please do not send me tea, I don't drink it anymore.

I love all kinds of candies (100,000 bars, British chocolate, tootsie rolls, etc), snack cakes and flavored chips and I love funyuns! Let me know if you would like to do a snack swap! We have a store here that gets really neat things from overseas. :)

Favorite Books

I love books! I'm very much into reading memoirs or real life stories that are not about anything scary or murder. I don't do scary, lol. I also like cozy mysteries, Amish romance, and some modern chick lit. I don't like historical anything.

Some of my favorite authors are:

Debbie Macomber

Beverly Lewis

Bailey Cates

Nicholas Sparks

Amanda Flowers

Favorite Crafts

I love crafting! Right now, my favorite thing to do is to make my own cards with matching envelopes. I love to make really pretty envelopes to put my swaps in as well. I also love to be a crafty recycler and make things from envelopes, notecards, etc that I receive.

I can make handmade cards with embellishments and I also make cards digitally in layout format using a software program and then I print and assemble them. I use 110lb cardstock for the cards and regular paper for the envelopes.

Making cards, bookmarks, magnets,etc is really fun. I also like to make Flip Books, Envelope Flip books and scrapbooking.

I'm always happy to receive anything related to card and bookmark making, including thin yarn for bookmark tassels, die cuts, glitter, glitter glues, embellishments, papers, etc.

ATC Wishlist

I like ATC's with STURDY backings. Please don't send me ATC's that can bend into a U or are flimsy. My favorite type are collage style with several layers - including things like fibers, embellishments, etc. but I'm open to other styles too. Please PM me if you would like to do a private swap. :)

Here are things that I would like to receive to help me create more of them:

Small vintage images, cats and kittens, holiday embellishments, adhesive fabric trims/borders, sequins, small adhesive gems, thin adhesive ribbon, confetti, glittery string, small stamped images, ATC size backgrounds,etc.

Please Don't Send

I am really not very picky, but please do not send me Planner stickers, anything religious, kids or teacher stickers, anything with nuts, makeup or lotions, etc.

I do not need any post-it notes or note pads. Also, I do not have any need for Thank you cards - I have more than enough. :)

PLEASE NO SPIDERS!!! Nothing with spiders, I am extremely afraid of them.

Please DO NOT send me any tea.

Please DO NOT send anything with Emoji's (I just don't get them?), Anime, any Car related, Sports or anything that is clearly kid themed (like Dora, SpongeBob, etc). Also, please don't send puffy kid stickers. I've been getting them a lot lately, and don't have kids who will use them.

Also, I love Halloween items but they need to be 'cutesy'. I don't like anything scary or gory.

Private Swaps

I am open to private swaps for Deco's, ATC's, or whatever you can think of!

Please PM me if you would like to swap!

or if you have excess of any of those items, I would be happy to take them! :)


stiffneck78 rated for Upcycled Greeting Card PC #1 on Feb 9, 2023
Comment: Thank you for this nice PC. I'm so sorry for the late rating. I took a hiatus when COVID got thick, but I'm back. I hope you will forgive me. Thanks again for everything.
Postalstamplife rated for Butterfly Mail Art Envelope on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Beautifully decorated envie and thank you for the butterfly goodies. :)
Comment: I love the mushrooms and the violets with them...... a stunning postcard and I thank you..... many hearts to YOU......
alittledabble rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #26 on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for a great swap!
nanadiana rated for CHWH ~ Cat/Kitten Postcard Swap on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the cute kitty pc. That is a new one for me. Yes, our fur babies do have control of our lives and we love it, don't we!
vlhafer54 rated for WIYM: CITY VIEW PCs IN AN ENVELOPE on May 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great city views - I've been to Stanley Park in Vancouver and to Seattle - I want to go back!
Comment: Hi Shirley! I love the pcs and we send what we have, so... Thank you for sharing about Sofie - she sounds lovely and I love that she is still adventurous! That is awesome! Wishing you all the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
AmySue2 rated for Blind Swap - Spring Edition on May 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing spring envie. I love it all, but those spring papers are sooo cute! Have a happy day.
brumby3 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #27 on May 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you Shirley for the lovely happy mail! Take care and happy swapping! Annabelle xoxoxo 💜
Comment: Your envelope and its contents are so freaking adorable!! Thank you so much, I'm excited to use the items!
Ryleighsmom rated for Easter Card and Goodies #2 on May 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you!! 🌺
Comment: Thank you so much! Your note, the stickers, pc and washi samples are all awesome : )
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envie filled with such wonderful items. I like them all so much! I can't wait to use the butterfly stickers and the beautiful notecard. I've never seen such a cute postcard before either. I might have to save that one. And the extra goodie was so special! That's going into my watermelon journal!
Comment: CATS! Always a favorite -- thank you!
Comment: Very perfect for this swap! Thank you! :):):) Happy summer and happy swapping
Comment: I'm so sorry for the late rate. I love all that you sent and will enjoy thinking of you when I'm using each piece. Thank you.
Stargazer008 rated for WIYM: Cover my Envelope on May 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty envelope and the lovely washi tape inside. And now have good start into the new week.
SkaGirl rated for Brighten My Week Note Card April #3 on Apr 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you! :)
aspens rated for Black and White pc swap #105 on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: Cute postcard! Thank you so much for sending my way. Glad to hear things are warming up in your neck of the woods. Have a great weekend!

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Vickyen on May 14, 2022:

Sofie cat is so pretty! Thank you for sharing the photo and about her! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

Artistic on May 9, 2022:

Did the other two April RAK swap packets ever arrive? #3 included a LONG letter to you.

laterdayze on Mar 31, 2022:

laterdayze on Mar 31, 2022:

debbiespoms on Mar 19, 2022:

Thank you so much Shirley, for the AATW March wish for Cat postcards and for the pretty purple flower stickers. I'm loving them!

BlueberryLady on Mar 12, 2022:

Wow Thank you so much for the RAK#1 Package of Charms to use in my bookmark making.. ! ! !

LadyJo on Feb 23, 2022:

Thank you for the RAKS only USA TAG for February! THank you for the fun post cards!

Krochet4Life on Feb 17, 2022:

I'm so glad you liked the wish RAK. :-)

hugs Debbie

BellaRose on Feb 16, 2022:

Shirley, first of all, Wooow! You definitely made my day, heck you made my whole month. I absolutely love every single thing you sent me and I don't think I will be using them because I want all of it for myself lol. I will be saving it all in my memory box. Again, thank you Shirley xoxo

grammypammy on Feb 14, 2022:

Hugs, Pam

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