Swap-bot Time: August 18, 2022 9:33 pm


Date Joined: May 29, 2014
Last Online: August 18, 2022
Birthday: May 5
Country: United States
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(in case you've been sending to me for years and are tired of my profile)

  • Postcrossing pc's
  • Button Box pc's
  • Legos Still Life with Bricks pc's
  • 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 (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)

  • 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


bblue rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #30 on Aug 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for bringing some sunshine to my day!
Comment: Yay! Love the Disney theme you used for my word TRY. And fun envelope from the Disney Cruise. Thx! Enjoyed how you said written with pencil from NYC.
Comment: Thanks!
journalingrachel rated for PH: Non-Touristy PC #9 on Jul 27, 2022
Comment: Thank-you so much for the cool postcards!
Eulegirl rated for 3 Weird Cards in an Envelope # 7 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: I love the school appropriate note and all the cards, particularly super awesome gravy!
theshyone rated for CPG Summer Decorated Envie - US on Jul 23, 2022
Comment: Oh my goodness, your swap made my day! First, your envie was simple, but divine! I loved it so much!!! Next, all your goodies, sigh. I loved them all! Thank you for such a happy summer filled and thoughtful swap <3
Comment: Oh my goodness, could a swap get any cuter?! Thank you for such a varied and fun envie filled with lots to love! I enjoyed going through everything you sent (the little turtle pocket is the cutest) <3
Comment: Hi Shirley! Thank you so much for your thoughtful swap. The postcards are all beautiful and I love the watermelon bookmark : )
KellyR rated for Take a Trip #2 on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: So fun, thank you! The pie card is really cool
Comment: Great pcs. Thanks for the private swap.
cassie3001 rated for Simple Disney Fun on Jul 1, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful swap! I was so happy to find this in my mailbox! I love the stamps; I'm always amazed at the beautiful stamps available in the US, you even have Disney ones! Thank you so much for all the wonderful things you sent! I love the Stickers, note papers and postcards! I really appreciate it! Thank you for hosting!
Barbara rated for Sum Sum Summertime! on Jun 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you Shirley!
tatntole rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #40 on Jun 27, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the great PCs.
Ruthless rated for WIYM: Hmm, that's different! on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Great postcard and great note! I’d prefer your weather over our crazy hot summers anytime! You really made my day. Thanks for the smile and great postcard!
banjobraids rated for 3-2-1 Your Choice #3 on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: I squealed in delight at this wonderful package! Starting with the amazing stamps, the beautifully designed CBD coffee ad, and then a card about a library the same week I started a library job (kismet)! And how did you know I'm Team Dark when it comes to chocolate? Perfect swap, thanks! :):):)
anicka22 rated for Non-Touristy Postcards #38 on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards!!
minniepic rated for Maps, Maps, Maps #7 on Jun 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards ❤️
mchesser12 rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail USA #12 on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: MANY THANKS for the stickers, small coloring verse card, postcards, and notecards. I appreciate everything!!!
marclively rated for 3 AD Cards to 2 Partners #3 on May 25, 2022
Comment: thanks - great cards!
debbiespoms rated for PH: Postcard Variety Pack #8 on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thanks very much Shirley, for the wonderful Variety PC pack. I very much enjoyed looking through the PC's.

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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.

Highlander18 on May 23, 2022:

Thank you for the beautiful envie inside and out. Love the cards you chose for CPG Random Grabbie Tag(not so random)!

bluehairedmary on May 9, 2022:

Happy Monday from NYUP group!

simcoe54 on May 5, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!!

groundhogstamper on Feb 5, 2022:

Thanks so much for the great CPG Tag of Randomness. I. really like the ATCs and all of the other goodies.

Mistyinltown on Jan 23, 2022:

Hello, I PM'd you about tagging you in a couple of the CPG Group tags. I hope you have a great week.

OrigamiGrace on Nov 25, 2021:


Zefaniya on Oct 9, 2021:

Thank you for the CPG October wish! Love your swap ‘card’.

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