Swap-bot Time: July 29, 2021 7:49 am


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: July 28, 2021
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)

  • vellum stickers
  • dried flower/leaf stickers
  • cactus
  • bees, ladybugs
  • vellum print paper
  • vinyl stickers or any large stickers
  • 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.


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)

  • 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)

  • postcards of fog, rain, amazing clouds

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


bbsporty rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Stickers - US on Jul 29, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great assortment of stickers! I love them!
Comment: Thanks for the Disney ad card! What a neat way to have a wedding! Stay cool!
LaLaLaLaurie rated for LSRUS-Fun and random sticker-US on Jul 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great stickers!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP: Postal PCs on Jul 15, 2021
Comment: Great choices, thank you! I actually visited the Postal Museum a few years ago and it was awesome :)
Comment: So cute. Will be using in my junk journal s
KarenFife rated for PH: 1 + 2 + 3 Objects #3 on Jul 7, 2021
Comment: Love the Mountie and butterfly postcards! The Suffolk cottages win my heart!! Old-time condos! Plus I adore doors!!☺️. Thanks so much!
Begokschaf rated for LSRUS-Fun and random sticker-US on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Oh boy:) I love everything you sent me. I an in love with the mickey post it's. They are so cute❤️❤️ You made my day and filled it with mickey❤️❤️
LadyJo rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt - Summer #3 on Jun 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice array of summer post cards!
chandlerguera rated for 3 AD Cards Plus . . . #2 on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Hi Shirley! Your envelope and stamps were a treat and I love the letter and ad goodies. The Disney Fairy Tale Wedding card is gorgeous! Thanks so much.
Comment: Great postcards. Thanks for them and the private swap!
user6937 rated for 3 Weird Cards in an Envelope # 3 on Jun 18, 2021
Comment: Love the one card (dancing ladies), thank you! One card was bent - I guess the envelope wasn't quite big enough?
uiltje rated for ADs with Animals on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: So much happiness in and on the envelope! Stamps of US Postal Service, I love them. And I already have a use for the extra PC. It is very hot over here at the moment and we are longing for rain.
Arhel rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #32 on Jun 16, 2021
Comment: WOW!!! You made my day with this awesome swap! I appreciate the science-themed cards as well as the extra enamel dots... And, of course, the spectacular space stamp. :D Thank you soooo much!!!
Comment: Thanks for the great happy mail, I had quite a laugh at how you matched up some of the letters, haha!
Comment: Very cool cards! I love them! Thanks for a great swap! :):):)
DreamCloud rated for Junk Journal Fun on Jun 5, 2021
Comment: Shirley, thank you so much for all of the cute ephemera! I will really enjoy using it all ❤️
Comment: thank you
Cellolady rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #27 on May 30, 2021
Comment: Love love love the PC's! Especially the horses. Thank you!
Tricia22 rated for PH: Choose the Type #3 on May 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you, Happy Swapping!!

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OrigamiGrace on Jun 4, 2021:

Thank you for the nice touristy pcs from Who Likes Tag - Global at CPG!! Wonderful selection!! Wish I could visit all of those places, lol!

Swan on May 18, 2021:

Thank you for the lovely postcard about your love of the ocean for my LSRUS wishlist! Hubby and I love cruising as well and walking on the beach...

susieq11 on May 18, 2021:

Shirley! Thank you so much for CPG: Envies of Randomness! I love the envelope and even a Snoopy stamp! Then all the goodies you sent are fabulous! That OC card is very pretty! The flowers do look Hawaiian, lol! I love it and it’s new to me! Thanks for so many profile related treats!!!! Hope you are doing great! xoxo

mchesser12 on Apr 8, 2021:

Thanks for the postcards - WTA RAK.

OrigamiGrace on Feb 5, 2021:

Thank you so much for all the nice pcs from tag at CPG!! Love them!!

susieq11 on Jan 27, 2021:

Thank you for the well wishes!!! I’m doing pretty good, still a little tired but moving around and doing what I can! Hope all’s well for you too! xoxo

Zefaniya on Jan 9, 2021:

Thanks for the CPg pick 2!

phillaine on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry Christmas, Shirley! ♥

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:



bluehairedmary on Dec 19, 2020:

Received the CPG Who Likes tag! Thanks for the great cards! Hope you're enjoying the holiday season!

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