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Last Online: June 6, 2023
Birthday: December 1
Country: United States
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About Me

Reminder ~ AN ENVELOPE OVER 1/4 inch THICKNESS IS A PACKAGE ACCORDING TO USPS RULES! I got five envies last year that had postage due because they put letter postage on a thick envelope, and another one this year.

I am very allergic to cigarette smoke so please don't send packages that are reeking of smoke!


My favorite swaps to do are handmade crafts and craft supplies. I love de-stash swaps! I really enjoy making things and sharing my craft stash with my partners. Its fun to read profiles and find things that my partners will like.

My home is in the state of Washington, east of Seattle, in the woods - out of town, on a hill. Its great to be up here when its flooding, but not when its icy and we have to drive down.

I was born in Arizona and grew up there. I have also lived in Southern California and Oregon before coming here.

I am mainly a ceramic artist but love doing all kinds of arts and crafts. I love craft materials - I'm a craft material addict. Also I like making recycled art and altered art out of all kinds of junk. I used to be a teacher and really loved doing all kinds of art projects with the children, using recycled materials.

After taking years of ceramic classes I decided to be a professional ceramic artist. Its been a lot of work but also fun. But after 20 years of it, I am slowing down and taking the opportunity to do other kinds of arts and crafts. This year I am getting to do a lot of online art classes.

I recycle, reuse, reswap, and regift. I don't usually reswap handmade items unless they are supposed to be sent on, like a card. I consider anything handmade to be a treasure.

I'm not real picky about what I get as far as craft materials or other swap items, I can find a use for almost anything. I would prefer that you send recycled things or things from your stash rather than spending money buying new stuff. And if you don't have something on my list, feel free to send something else.

The following is just a guideline. I won't hate you or give you a 3 for sending something I don't like, because I usually can find someplace to use it.

MY FAVORITE COLORS are blues, turquoise & aqua, any shade of blue-green, yellow, pinks, teal green, rust, burgundy, copper. I like anything that is a transparent color. I don't like black, gray, beige, lime green or olive green. I do NOT like polka dots! ** (Black is okay for Halloween swaps though!)**


• Craft supplies - beads, charms, ribbon, lace, buttons, fabric, iridescent and metallic stuff, unusual yarns, embellishments, glitter glue, metal or glass pieces, old rusty things, vintage stuff, all kinds of paper,

• anything copper,

• windchimes, bells, suncatchers, mobiles,

• mountains & rocks,

• ocean stuff,

• trees, leaves (esp.maple leaf shapes, but not real leaves cuz I have too many of those already. Ha ha you should see my yard in the fall!),

• fairies and angels,

• spirals, swirls, waves, squiggles,

• heart designs, flowers

• furry animals, (I hate reptiles, frogs, insects, & spiders)

• Southwestern designs - the American desert, Native American, or Mexican - (but NOT howling coyotes, lizards, snakes, cattle skulls, Kokopelli, Frida Kahlo, or Day of the Dead stuff)

• I like bird images, but not chickens, roosters, ducks, or geese. (I like the real ones but not the images for crafts or decor.)

• For Halloween I like cute ghosts and pumpkins and cats. Nothing ugly or scary. NO skulls or skeletons, please!

• For Christmas, my favorite things are nativity scenes, angels, trees, bells, stockings,ornaments & snowflakes. (no Santas) I love glitter, not loose, but glued on cards and ornaments. .....Actually, I like Christmas things any time of the year! ..... I am a Christian so love religious themes for Christmas.

However I am not offended by things from other religions. I enjoy studying and learning things about all religions.

My favorite characters are: Eeyore, Pooh, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, Garfield, Paddington Bear.

• I'm not into Kawaii, but I don't mind getting Kawaii stuff. I like cute animals like pandas, koalas, kitties, puppies, squirrels, deer, and bunnies.

I do NOT like clowns, pirates, skulls, skeletons, monsters, scary stuff.

• I'm allergic to lots of scents - but love anything with vanilla or citrus scent. Any fruit scent is okay. NO lavender please, that really sets off my allergies.

• I don't wear makeup except for lip gloss.

• Love tea and coffee, unsweetened. Candy is good, but NO gummy candy or gum. I love black licorice and dark chocolate!! And any candy with coconut, caramel or peanut butter.

• I do not like artificial sweeteners.

• My ears are pierced and I really enjoy getting earrings. I like both silver and gold, and of course, copper. I really like dangly earrings. My jewelry sizes are 26" necklace, 8" bracelet, .


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WISHLIST: (But don't go out and buy anything, just send if it is in your stash and you don't need it anymore!)

Tulip and daffodil themed items - stickers, fabric, ribbon, rubber stamp, paper, embellishments,

Vintage Christmas, Halloween, Valentine, or Easter images

I need the following stickers: angels, realistic leaves and flowers, deer, squirrels.

Leaf stickers that look like real leaves (not shiny or glittery),

Die cut shapes, especially with filigree cutouts

Textured or chunky yarn - I prefer variegated colors over plain ones

Miniature things,

Adhesive ribbon - paper or fabric

Paper lace ribbon,

Vintage lace, ribbon, or buttons

Washi tape with nature designs(leaves, trees, flowers, seashells), or hearts, or snowflakes

Washi tape in plain transparent colors,

Silk fabric or ribbon,

Stazon Re-inkers in forest green or brown,

Small pieces of transparent colored glass for mosaics or fusing (the glass can be broken or crushed, it doesn't have to be cut neatly), . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

To my recipients:

My post office is understaffed and overwhelmed right now and everything has to be sent to Seattle for sorting and postmarking, so it may be several days after I send for it to be postmarked.

I ALWAYS SEND MY SWAPS. If you don't get something within two weeks of the send date, send me a message. If something is damaged, missing, or didn't have enough postage, send me a message. If anything is wrong with a swap package, let me know so I can fix it. If you have a complaint, please send a pm instead of putting it in the rating comments.

However, remember that once a package goes into the PO, I no longer have control over it! Also mail from my town goes to a regional center for sorting and postmarking, so the postmark date may not be the same day that I put it in the mail.

If you get a swap from me please let me know that you received it! I don't care about the ratings, I just want to know that you got the swap.

I often send extra stuff because I have it or because I want to ~ its not for getting a heart.


To my sending partners: You do not have to spend extra money for Priority shipping just to get it to me faster. If you send it by the "send by" date that's good enough for me. I can wait for regular mailing.** If you keep the package below 13 ounces you can send it First Class and it will be much less expensive.**

If you send to me and don't get rated by me, or hear from me, that means that I didn't get the package. I ALWAYS RATE WHENEVER I RECEIVE A SWAP PACKAGE.

I'm pretty generous about giving hearts but they are not given for "extras", but for a swap that is "extra special". Which most of them have turned out to be!

A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS SENT AWESOME PACKAGES AND TO THOSE WHO HAVE RATED AND GIVEN ME A HEART!! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Favorite Crafts

pottery (stoneware and terracotta, functional and decorative, sculpture),
beads, jewelry, fused glass,
papercrafts (collage, greeting cards, journal pages),
weaving, sewing, crocheting
assemblage and mixed media

Favorite Music

Acoustic Guitar. Folk, Bluegrass, Celtic, Classic Rock, New Age Instrumental Smooth Jazz


Eulegirl rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #221 on Jun 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great cards! The shaped one is extra fun
Chickenmama rated for G.I.F.T. ~ 2023 Happy Mail #5 on May 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for all the goodies!! Love it all! The stickers I think is my favorite!! Have a great week!! Stacey
grammypammy rated for ABCUSA ~ Sticker Swap ~ C & D on May 22, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Christian and Dog stickers and for the extras too!
Comment: Hi Lisa, Thank you for all the cute charms! I had fun making mine, too!
Comment: Thank you for all the postcards you sent me. The scalloped edged postcards are really cool. I appreciate all of the extras. Have a wonderful weekend.
Comment: TYVM Lisa for the PC's spelling "Rain" and the extra PC. I'm loving these PC's!
Comment: Thank you
paperlover rated for TF: Write This Down Swap-USA on May 8, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the great stuff, I can't wait to use it!
Comment: Love love love the texture! 😍😍
Comment: Thanks so much - I will use these in my junk journal.
Comment: Thanks for the postcards. Unfortunately there were ink smudges on 4 of them on the message side. Do make sure that the ink on the note you write on dries well before you put it together with the cards.One suggestion is use ballpoint pens.
Response: I'm so sorry that happened! I probably got ink on my finger and didn't know.it ~ will be more careful from now on. Thanks for the pen suggestion. I hope you can enjoy the pictures.
Comment: Lisa, wow! Thank you so much for these incredible Beautiful Blue Butterflies cards and crafts!! They are amazing and just gorgeous. I can't wait to display them!! I love everything so much, I am beyond grateful and appreciative:) Thank you so much again for everything!! <3<3
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thanks much, sweet envelopes
Lolcw rated for CR: Decorated Envelope w/ Tuck In on Mar 24, 2023
DefineCurly rated for ABC send~ R on Mar 23, 2023
myancey rated for ABC send~ R on Mar 23, 2023
Comment: Perfect send thanks for the ephemera. I hope u have a good day!
ktk8 rated for LSRUS: Random Envelope Swap-USA on Mar 20, 2023
Comment: Hello....and wOw.... what a fun filled envelope I received today in the mail.... love all the different papers and the foil tops and the lil envelope with the stamps and the geli printed papertowel and the textured papers and the inspirational papers and and and... just a G R E A T swap.... thank you so much and MANY hearts to YOU.....
Comment: Thank you for the two fun heart ornaments. They are going to go onto my office wall. Aloha
DoesItComeWithAHat rated for ABC send~ P on Mar 16, 2023
Comment: Thanks for all the pink and purple items!

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Aumonae on May 8, 2023:

Rhank you so very much for the awesome RAKs Only USA- April RAK Paper Destash package you sent me. It was more than my expectations!

Highlander18 on Feb 23, 2023:

❤️❤️❤️❤️Thank you very much for a huge Happy Mail day!! Jan RAK #1~ New Year Craft Room De-stash. Postcards, notecards, stickers papers paper napkins for envie are ~ oh so many wonderful things, love it all!!

middleearthtraveller on Feb 22, 2023:

Well--that is certainly an envie stuffed FULL of hearts--I absolutely love the package--thanks for providing this opportunity (RAKS only). Thank you! -k

AJ73 on Feb 16, 2023:

Thank you Lisa. I received your January RAK #1 - craft room destash in today's mail. I love the way you packaged everything. There are so many nice things that I will have fun playing with! Hugs, Alma

grammypammy on Feb 13, 2023:

Hugs, Pam

Mimi7 on Feb 7, 2023:

Thank you so much for the great RAK Jan. RAK #2

lunatenchi on Jan 25, 2023:

Thank you for the RAK - Patriotic Christmas Cards :D

supersquirrel on Jan 25, 2023:

Hello Lisa! Thank you so much for the wonderful RAK #1 Destash package from the RAKS Only group. So much fun packed in here...like they say, everything but the kitchen sink! Thank you for your generosity 🧡🐿️🧡

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 9, 2022:

Opened today the Maple Leaf candle and a Maple leaf home made soap. I will really enjoy them both. Thank you.

MisplacedfromPA on Dec 6, 2022:

Opened my TF June '22 Stocking stuffer gift this morning. A lovely kitchen towel, 2 washi tape rolls (Christmas theme) and 2 ornaments. Thank you for giving my day a wonderful start. Happy Holidays.

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