Swap-bot Time: February 25, 2024 2:19 pm


Date Joined: February 2, 2010
Last Online: February 23, 2024
Birthday: July 20
Country: United States

About Me

If you don't receive it, I make it right, I don't flake, just check my ratings. I rate the day it arrives.

I love art, crafts, music, hiking, gardening and teaching art.

Favorite Crafts

I do mixed-media plus teach arts & crafts at the library (volunteer). It's a mission, I provide everything. So I like swapping for your de-stash. I have tons of foreign text items from living in Europe 22 years. I also send craft supplies back to Ukraine for children/ladies ministry.

I keep an art journal, I draw, alter items/books, I do beading, jewelry, more. Love vintage anything and steam punk, also Paris. I swoon over anything bird, feathers. Address labels will get you a heart for sure. Anything sunflower.

FAVE COLORS: Teal, purple and jewel-tones.

ATC/Skinny/PC collections: Crowns, Flowers, Vintage, steampunk, butterflies/dragonflies & birds/feathers.

RUBBER STAMPS: anything vintage or steam punk, gears, clocks, crowns, birds, owls, dragonflies, butterflies. Background/texture stamps too. No wood back stamps please. No room.

METAL CHARMS: same as above and flat charms/filigree I can glue onto my books.

Teas: Green is my fave, especially flavored ones.

Things I'd Love

I'd love to have some of your die-cuts: leaves, birds, butterflies/dragonflies, trees, snowmen, clocks, gears, crowns, anything steampunk or vintage and anything Tim Holtz. Any words that I could use on tags, etc. Preferably cardstock. No machine myself.

Love,love,love small crocheted flowers.

Embellishments or stickers of flowers or anything nature.I supply everything for my classes and ladies love flowers/birds/butterflies/dragonflies.I also send items to Ukraine for ministry.

Also love purse/keychain charms in my colors, teal, purple. Fun for purses and zippers.

Brass/metal stencils, used ok.

Things I Can Swap

Destash your extras in exchange for....

I have great items for collage or art journaling: foreign: maps, music, brochures, stamps and product labels, business cards and other odd items all in foreign language, usually Russian, Ukrainian, Romanian, Georgian, French, Armenian, German, Italian. Also have a small amount of Arabic and Hebrew language items. All from 22 yrs living in Ukraine.

I have a lace/trim/ribbon collection that goes back to the 60's so some of it is vintage for sure.

I have foreign money/coins.

Postcards from various countries and themes.

Beautiful paper napkins from Europe. Just brought some back from Germany (vintage style).

I'll trade for scrapbook stuff....your chance to clear out what you don't want. I like vintage anything, but needn't limit it to that.

Dream List

I need a banner for my Etsy shop if you know how. Would love some address labels and swap cards.

What I Don't Want

I have enough stationary, thank you. No Halloween, skulls or dark side stuff. No candy, tea or coffee and I"m over the top with note pads. Thanks, anyway. Also, no cosmetics or personal products. All of the above is with the exception of being in a swap for these items.

Trouble from

Susanne Gross (FrauSusii) flaked. Jenni Lumpkin (Pawprints) flaked on me twice. Evitake flaked. Evelyn Rozychi (eviroz), she was difficult. Beware. Christine Alejos (christine1) flaked.


Comment: I was glad to see your name on this envelope when I got in from my mailbox! I love the clusters you made. Also thanks for the extra embellishments.
Comment: Absolutely gorgeous clusters! Thank you so much!
Comment: TY
Highlander18 rated for UHM: Pretty Envelopes! on Feb 10, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the decorated outside and pretty envies inside with extra stickers!
Response: Highlander, you are so welcome. I aim to please....my joy! TU for the heart. Greatly appreciated.
Response: TU for the heart. Greatly appreciated. Glad you liked what I sent. I aim to please.
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of pretty pink things!
Response: SamanthaJane, you are so welcome. I try to please. TU for the heart. Greatly appreciated.
DragonflyDaisy rated for Pocket with Tag on Feb 3, 2024
Comment: Thank you for fun pocket and tag. See you in the swaps again soon! 😊
Response: Glad you liked it DragonflyDaisy. Thank you for the heart. So appreciate it.
Comment: love the burlap background! thank you
Response: So glad you liked it all. Thank you so much for the heart. Very appreciated.
pattiairel rated for Say a Thrifty Hello! on Jan 24, 2024
Comment: thanks so very much.......♥♥♥cNot sure what I can do with these but I'll think of something.
Response: Well, Patti, worst case you can always trade them again. I like putting them on my cards and tags. Thanks so much for the heart. Very appreciated.
georgiafae rated for BL: Clusters - Butterflies - US on Jan 22, 2024
Comment: Thanks for creating this swap and thanks for the clusters-very nice-Love the fabric and lace one! We are very cold here-time to get out the long wool coat and ear muffs! Wish we had more snow and less cold! Take care!
Response: Hi Georgia, thanks for joining my swap. Glad you liked what I sent. Love doing clusters. Blessings to you.
Jillemina rated for BL: Handmade Butterfly Envies ~ US on Jan 19, 2024
Comment: I can NEVER have enough butterfly items! I love the envelopes. THANKS
Response: Jill, so happy you liked it all. And so glad you wanted to swap. I love envies and butterfly stuff too. Blessings to you and yours.
Comment: Thank you so much. your packaged tickled me pink!
Response: Oh, aren't you cute, Jill. So glad. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thanks for such a cute envelope and goodies. I love the little stickers and the bookmark!!!
Response: I'm so glad. I aim to please. Thanks for the heart.
Lisapotterylady rated for CSG - 5 Things 1 Envelope on Jan 12, 2024
Comment: I like everything you sent. It was fun to get something like this to look through and play with.Thank you!
Response: So glad Lisa. Swapping is just fun. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: ADORE! Thank you so much for the wonderful butterfly goodies. I LOVE all of it!
Response: So glad, Jill. Thanks for the heart. So appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the cheerful envelope with all the little fun goodies inside, stickers, puzzle, swap note papers and pocket full of tidbits. This is a delightful and useful swap! Happy New Year!
Response: So glad you liked it, Diane. I had fun doing it and even had to take a pic as I thought it was my prettiest envie yet. Thanks for the head.
jessiedau rated for CSG - Happy Mail Blessing on Jan 5, 2024
Comment: thanks Coleen for all the wonderful goodies you sent! I love them! Blessings for2024!
Response: So glad, Jessie. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Bananers rated for MAE~Calendar Envelopes -US on Dec 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the envies and extras. The envelope did arrive with one whole side open; hopefully nothing fell out.
Response: Glad you got it. Why envies go thru such rugged handling that they come apart is a mystery to me. More evidence of how so many things in our culture are unraveling. Thank you for the heart and Happy New Year!
Myself333 rated for UHM: Pick 5! on Dec 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the envies, Coleen, I appreciate the extras!
Response: Good. So glad. Thanks for the heart. Very appreciated.
Comment: Thank you for the resend! Love it!
Response: Star, if you loved it should it not rate a heart???

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1691 193 216
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1638 2034 0 0
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MissChief on Feb 16, 2024:

Thank you for my Christian Heart Clusters! These are so pretty and I can't pick a favorite! Thank you for sharing them with me! and the extras including the comic is a great idea that I will be including in my swaps too!

yvonne401 on Jan 19, 2024:

Welcome to Hell's Grannies! It's great to have you here!



OrigamiGrace on Dec 25, 2023:


Have a wonderful holiday!

OrigamiGrace on Sep 8, 2023:


from CPG!

TaraBird on Jul 26, 2023:

I can't comment from that profile so here I am - I'm so glad you received the swap and loved everything! Honored to have given you your first happy mail stickers. I have several kinds, I will have to send you a small assortment ♥ Thank you so much for rerating and giving me the chance to make it right!!

rarjones on Jul 3, 2023:

Happy July Birthday Month!

CF group - Rose

yvonne401 on Jun 18, 2023:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



Barbara on May 22, 2023:

Hi Coleen, happy mail is on the way! Thank you for being kind about the mail situation.

BlueberryLady on May 20, 2022:

Thank you for your thoughtful Prayers, the Scripture Cards and the Note Cards, Love the teal/turquoise Doily for May Faith Sister GIFT... Hugs from Ohio. Love the Art work on the outside of the envie. ! !

circularlogic on May 14, 2022:

Hope you have a fantastic weekend! You and those you care about remain in my prayers,

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