Swap-bot Time: May 8, 2021 9:01 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: May 8, 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.


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


rhinoluvr rated for Mix It Up! - April 2021 on May 6, 2021
Comment: Hi Shirley! πŸ‘‹ Thank you so much for this wonderful mix of postcards. I especially like the one of the person reading in a chair, & the really heavy bell πŸ”” one. Very cool. Thanks too for the blank bamboo card. I love the older postage you used, & the clear postmark from the P.O. I’m optimistic- maybe the mail isn’t as sluggish as before.🀞 Take care πŸ€—
K8thecrafter rated for LSRUS-One Stamp Envelope #3 on May 6, 2021
Comment: You are amazing! You really went out of your way to match my profile likes with the goodies you sent. Every single piece is something I will enjoy using in my art! Thank you so much!! And I love the old stamps used as postage. So cool.
susieq11 rated for Handmade Envelopes 4/2021 on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank so much! I love your choices!!! Thank you for the labels too!! : )
CHOWEFACE rated for PH: Postcard Poker #8 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Awesome cards! I love that you chose 4 multi-views and they're all pretty cool!
Autist rated for GDF: One Stamp on Apr 29, 2021
Comment: I love Disneyland ephemera!! This is going in my Disneyland box for sure!! I really appreciate you sharing this with me. Cheers, Evan
KarenFife rated for 4 Map Postcards #3 on Apr 28, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Shirley! Great maps, postal stamps, and State Routes tape (love it!)
Raven93 rated for CPG QUICKIE: 25 Stickers - Global on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks for a cute bunch of stickers!
Aseret25 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #31 on Apr 25, 2021
Comment: Thanks! I've never seen this Charley Harper painting before - thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for the postcards and I love the vintage postage stamps on the envelope SO MUCH thank you!! I hope all is well with you - such weird grey, chilly, drizzly weather we are having here in SoCal isn't it?! Take care and have a great weekend!
kizzlets rated for LSRU-Make Someone's Day/USA on Apr 23, 2021
Comment: So much fun stuff in this envelope thank yoU!
Barbara rated for A Different AD Card #3 on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Hi Shirley, thank you for the cool postage stamps and registration postcard. This is a first for my freak postage stamp album!
Response: Never thought I'd be pleased to be in a freak album - but glad my postcard made it in! Thanks for joining my swap!
BusyB rated for CPG ~ Ransom Note HMPC ~ USA on Apr 20, 2021
Comment: Love it! Since you mentioned mailman I have a story to tell you about my mailman....He is called 'Chen handsome man' One day his co-worker was filling in on his route. In our face to face conversation (she was dropping off a large pkg to us) she told me he has been called that nickname given by her for 25 years! She winked and told me next time I see him to call him that, he'll love it! I did and he grinned from ear to ear! TRUE story. Thank you for reminding me why I adore my mailman! 😁
Response: Thanks for sharing your mailman story! You made me smile today!
LiisaS rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #15 on Apr 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you Shirley for those wonderful goodies! Defenitely a very sunny happymail! Loved all the items! πŸ€—πŸ˜
chandlerguera rated for Mix It Up - Maybe? #2 on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Shirley! Loved the interesting postcards, coaster and business card. I will use the Women's March movement postcard! Thank you xo
Bavarija rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #30 on Apr 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you for cards!!
evanselli rated for SSM: Mail art supply envelope #10 on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely assortment of mail supplies. I love all of it especially the dandelion and bee sticker 😊❀️
Comment: thanks for the great cards!
Comment: Lovely assortment of post cards, thank you. My favorite is the cat sculpture one (effigigy). May you have a great week. Keep smiling.
Lonestarchild rated for Non-Tourist Postcards #26 on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: These are really different and cool. Thank you!
Comment: Ha! Almost my favorite part is where you can see your pen died like three times while writing the note! πŸ˜†πŸ’– Cool sticker sheets, especially those roosters. And thank you for that dance theatre stamp on the envelope! It's going into my collection πŸ’–

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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! β™₯

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!

user1664 on Dec 17, 2020:

Thank you for the 3 b/w postcards I tagged you for in Postcard Hideout. All very cool. I especially loved the NYC postcard!

LavenderSprinkles on Dec 17, 2020:

Thank you very much for the well wishes!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 8, 2020:

Happy December!!


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