Swap-bot Time: January 30, 2023 12:42 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: January 30, 2023
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
My Etsy Favorites



(in case you've been sending to me for years and are tired of my profile)

  • Postcrossing pc's
  • Button Box pc's
  • umbrella/rain/cloud images
  • vinyl stickers or any large stickers
  • vellum stickers
  • dried flower/leaf stickers
  • ladybugs
  • Kerstin Frykstrand
  • Strawberry Shortcake
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Belle and Boo

I love to do many kinds of paper art, scrapbooking and journaling. Jesus loves me & I am eternally grateful. I love being a wife, mom, Disneyland tour guide and former teacher.

Passions for Handel's Messiah, country music, zydeco, CS Lewis, e e cummings, Max Lucado, Gaudi, French Impressionist painters, The West Wing, Amazing Race, NYC, Broadway, France, Yosemite, Santa Barbara, the Tour de France, Siamese cats. My favorite travels have been to France, New Zealand, Switzerland, Barcelona, London and the Cotswolds, Yosemite, Kauai and a Disney cruise anywhere!

I collect old and new Golden Books and pop up books for kids and adults, Disney and Disneyland items (the older the better!) Nativities and vintage 1930's, 40's & 50's Christmas ornaments & cards.

My happy place is the beach/ocean. Sitting in solitude on my verandah on a Disney cruise ship, enjoying the sea, clouds and sunshine is perfect!

One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to assist many precious families visiting Disneyland through the Make a Wish Foundation!


  • watercolor
  • paper cuts (Scherenschnitte)
  • 1950's & 60's
  • Winnie the Pooh, Mickey Mouse, Beauty & the Beast, Cinderella, Pocahontas & Dumbo
  • vintage Disneyland
  • retro/vintage
  • elegant
  • Paris, Provence & all things French


Currently crazy about:

  • letterpress
  • paper dolls
  • pop-up cards
  • anything by artist Shinzi Katoh
  • anything by Rifle Paper Company
  • Little Red Riding Hood
  • need Little Man of Disneyland Golden Book
  • 3" square little Little Golden Books, too
  • images of pens & pencils, bicycles & typewriters
  • La Sagrada Familia
  • Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs, Dumbo, Bambi, Pinocchio, Jiminy Cricket, Belle
  • the original Mickey Mouse Club
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Postage stamps/bookmarks/postcards featuring children's literature or Disney


  • children's book ephemera: dust jackets, ABC's, Caldecott nominees, stickers & book marks based on classic characters, bookplates.
  • school theme, especially vintage: pages from readers, vocabulary/math flashcards, spelling & penmanship books, report cards, class photos, logos.

  • Anything Disney, especially older items, pins, Mickey, Dumbo, Snow White, Dwarfs, Jiminy Cricket, Mary Poppins, Bambi, Thumper, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast

  • Anything related to the Original Mickey Mouse Club and Mouseketeers from the 50's ( I got to spend a whole day as Tour Guide with 7 of them at Disneyland for a special event - amazing fun!)
  • Anna Griffin
  • Susan Branch
  • Tim Holtz
  • 7 Gypsies
  • Stampington & Co
  • for Kawaii I like owls, Hello Kitty/Sanrio and Disney
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Eloise Wilkin
  • Alain Gree
  • twill tape (plain or with words)
  • glitter mist
  • pressed flowers
  • glassine bags
  • quirky little items to add to journal pages
  • bookplates
  • view master reels, especially Disney
  • paper dolls
  • anything cruise related

If you have a Sizzix/Cricut type machine (I don't) I love the real intricate designs, any Tim Holtz, damask cartridge, etc.


bug/insect themes, stationery, notecards, ribbon, lace, buttons, recipe cards, magnets, post-its, quotes, --vintage postcards (unless Disney)


My PREFERENCE is always BLANK CARDS SENT IN AN ENVELOPE (if you don't mind.)

My favorites would be:

  • Maxicards (postcard with matching stamp and cancellation on image side of card)

  • cards from Daring Dames: a Kyler Martz Postcard set

  • paper cut postcards

  • Sanrio pc's (Helllo Kitty, Spottie Dottie, Twin Stars, etc. especially with foreign language on front)

  • postcards of fog, rain, amazing clouds, umbrellas

  • Cavallini postcards, especially eager for those from Paris Christmas Glitter Greetings - I only have one

  • cards of watercolor art by Chihiro Iwasaki

  • cards by artists Shinzi Katoh, Mila Marquis or Cathy Delannsay

  • map cards, especially foreign countries or unusual maps rather than states

  • cards with cut-outs

  • Mithila art

  • watercolor cards

  • Kawaii

  • sketch cards

  • travel poster art cards (like Anderson Design Group art cards of National Parks)

  • nouvelle images cards

  • Gotochi postcards (especially doll, character, food) - previously mailed are OK, too

  • Disney cards

  • US National Parks (I need American Samoa, Cabrillo, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Channel Islands, Congaree, Gates of the Arctic, Guadalupe Mtn, Hawaii Volcanoes, Harpers Ferry, Isle Royale, Katmai, Kenai Fjords, Kobuk Valley, North Cascades, Organ Pipe Cactus, Pinnacles, Valley Forge, Virgin Islands, Wrangell St. Elias)

I'd also love these themes:

  • Coca Cola
  • Joan Walsh Anglund
  • Mary Engelbreit
  • Richard Scarry
  • classroom/teacher scenes
  • 1950's
  • artwork of Gauguin or Andrew Wyeth
  • France - prefer artistic but photo images are nice, too
  • NYC prefer artistic, but photo images are fine
  • Barcelona and Gaudi
  • giraffes & owls, but art not photo
  • koalas
  • dancers (any type)
  • National Park art cards
  • ocean, surfing, cruise
  • fairy tales, children's literature
  • typography/alphabet
  • typewriters
  • bicycles
  • steampunk
  • lilacs or lily of the valley
  • Tour de France
  • cards by Rifle Paper Company
  • Flow magazine postcards
  • Big Letter "Greetings from" state cards (have AK, AR, CO, MN, NH, NJ, NM, VA, WA)
  • quirky, weird, odd, unusual postcards!!


I love:

  • vellum stickers
  • vinyl stickers for water bottles
  • botanicals
  • ocean or cruise theme
  • ad stickers
  • Sanrio (especially Spottie Dottie, Kerokerokeroppi, Twin Stars, Hello Kitty)
  • retro/1950's look
  • typewriters, bicycles, clocks
  • large stickers

NOT INTO: alphabet, kid stickers, unicorns, hearts, rainbows


Barbara rated for Person, Place and Thing AD Swap #5 on Jan 28, 2023
Comment: Where do you find such lovely ad cards? Thank you Shirley.
captkristi rated for PH: Postcard Poker #10 on Jan 26, 2023
Comment: Loved the "hand." Thanks so much!! Hope the rain has cleared out.
Fraggle80 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #35 on Jan 26, 2023
Magenta3 rated for CPG Collaged Envie + Ephemera - US on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: thank you ShirleyinCA.
anicka22 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #45 on Jan 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you . Love the postage stamps
mchesser12 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #49 on Jan 22, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the awesome variety of postcards.
coolcamaro rated for PH: 4 Postcards in January on Jan 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you very much
Comment: Thanks for the lovely cards and sticker sheets!
skinny52 rated for CPG Holiday Haiku on a PC - US on Dec 20, 2022
Comment: Great haiku, and not just one but two! And I love the vintage postcard and postage stamps too!! Merry Christmas๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ€๐ŸŽ„
Zefaniya rated for CPG-Christmas count down 3 -us on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: Thanks.
Poohtat rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #44 on Dec 17, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely selection of postcard. The flower walkway is just gorgeous. Happy swapping and Happy Holidays
chimerix rated for WIYM: Merry Mail 1 of 3 (USA+) on Dec 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for resending! I love the little card and the interesting pcs. Mele Kalikimaka
Comment: Thank you dear!!!! Got the resend. Happy holidays
Ellmaris rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #23 on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcards :) my favourite shake would be oreo :D
Comment: Got your envie! Love the washi on front, and everything inside. My favorite is this gorgeous ATC. I'm so glad to add it to my collection.
Writercat rated for Not Your Usual PCs in an Envie #23 on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for the great variety of bird postcards. Love the cardinal. It's so beautiful. The Beatrix Potter one is so cute. I used to love her books as a child and still have a few from them. Cathy
Comment: Thank you for the resend! It arrived today. Iโ€™m hoping the original swap does eventually show up too - I appreciate your sending playing cards based on my profile. Thank you for sharing the merry with us this holiday season. Hope youโ€™ll enjoy a wonderful remainder of the year and begin 2023 on a winning streak!
chimerix rated for CPG-Christmas count down 3 -us on Nov 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the envelope. I'm holding onto them all for December. Aloha
explore rated for CPG-Christmas count down 3 -us on Nov 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the decorated envie and mini postcards.
laprochaine rated for CPG-Christmas count down 3 -us on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: Iโ€™m going to wait to open it during advent but thank you so much for sending it ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Barbara on Jan 3, 2023:

What a happy surprise in my mailbox today! Now I am back in the game for free ad swaps. I see some good ones I am keeping for my vintage postcard album. Thank you so much Shirley and please thank your son for the special delivery in Goleta CA!

simcoe54 on Dec 25, 2022:

Merry Christmas! And best wishes for 2023!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 24, 2022:


OrigamiGrace on Oct 31, 2022:

Thank you so much for the fun envie from tag in the forums - so many cute things:)

Poohtat on Sep 14, 2022:

Thank you for the CPG Sept wishes. Did you make the adorable card? I love it!

Zefaniya on Sep 8, 2022:

Thank you for the wish for CPG September wish!

OrigamiGrace on Aug 23, 2022:

Thank you so much for the awesome greek pcs from tag at Cheap Postage Group! I absolutely loved visiting there and can't wait to go back!!

susieq11 on Aug 11, 2022:

Thank you for CPG: Envies of Randomness : ) - I love all the profile related goodies! You made me smile! XOXO

OrigamiGrace on Jun 23, 2022:


simcoe54 on Jun 5, 2022:

CPG: Who likes tag?...Global Players! -- Thanks for the lovely animal pcs. Great for my collection.

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