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Date Joined: September 2, 2014
Last Online: September 1, 2015
Birthday: February 17
Country: United States

Favorite Music

*I love Country, Blues, Christian and 80's music. I enjoy Classical sometimes when I am painting so I can concentrate on what it is I am working on rather than singing along.

Favorite Books

*I read Fantasy/Supernatural books, "The Morganville Vampire" series is my favorite! Yes I am a middle-aged Twilighter also, and proud of it! I purchase and read the Somerset Studio magazines all the time for inspiration when working on my art. Where the Wild Things Are, The Giving Tree, Runny Babbit, The Giver series. I also own a Kindle and love it, the majority of the books that are on it are either vampire, young adult fiction, self help books on raising a teenage boy, or Christian devotionals.

Favorite Movies

*I love pretty much all the Marvel comic movies, and as of today I watch "Pitch Perfect" and "Hotel Transylvania" at least once a month, they are both really fun movies to watch and I love the music in both of them. Nightmare Before Christmas, Where the Wild Things Are, Footloose (the original), any of the 80's brat pack movies! Divergent, Baby Mama. I was just introduced to "My Neighbor Totoro" by my daughter and I thought it was a very cute movie but didn't like "Ponyo" at all really. Oh and need I say more than just... "Frozen" Oh my gosh! I don't know what it is about this movie but I LOVE IT!!! Elsa is my favorite, then Christoph, then Anna, oh and I do not like Olaf at all!

Favorite Television

*I like a variety of television shows: iZombie, Revolution(ended), Once upon a Time, Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Hart of Dixie, Last Man Standing, Raising Hope(ended), New Girl, Big Bang Theory, The Mindy Project. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (my ultimate favorite!), Angel (second), Nashville, Sleepy Hollow, Bones, Glee, Rising Star(ended now), Leverage(ended), Dads(ended), Felicity(ended), The Goldbergs,Parenthood (third favorite,over 😢), Arrow, The 100, Resurrection, Gowing Up Fisher(ended), Agents of Shield (of course-Marvel), Grimm, Beauty & the Beast(ended), Believe(ended), Firefly (sad it's gone), Ally McBeal(ended). StarCrossed(ended), The Tomorrow People(ended), The Carrie Diaries(ended), United States of Tara (weird but good), Enlisted(ended). Young and Hungry, Lost Girl, Secrets & Lies.
You'd think I weigh about a million pounds sitting watching all these shows but let me tell you, I pace myself.

Favorite Crafts

*I prefer working on mixed media art! I try and create a lot of different things like working in my art journal, canvases and I like to make mini albums also!
I also knit(self-taught thanks to Youtube), and I like to make usable craft decor items.
I also like to repurpose things to be used in unique ways in my home. I love decorating and designing also. I knit and love big soft yarns, bright colored yarns as well as fall colors. I love creating ATC's now!!

My Art Interests

  • I love to use different mediums and try things I haven't tried before to see if I would like them. The artists I love are Kelly Rae Roberts, Jennibellie, Pam Carriker, Andrea Gomoll, Christy Tomlinson, and that's just to name a few, there are many more out there and would love to meet more of you! I love delusion sprays, stickles, Lumiere paints, acrylic paints more than watercolors. I love rub-ons but have a heck of a time finding any, I love love love washi tape, all kinds of embellishments especially dangly ones. Prima flowers especially the "romantic" ones. Prima anything rocks!! I love different kinds of fibers for mini albums. Scrapbooking papers from Graphic 45 is my favorite! I enjoy shrinky dinks! Owls! Tim Holtz's & Dyan Reaveley stamps but they are kind of pricey. I love Julie Nutting's doll stamps. I have always loved journals, I love collecting unique looking ones from different places. I have a couple different ones from Switzerland but would love some from other far away places!

About Me

I am a Christian, married to a very supportive husband who thinks all of my art is good even when I don't think it is. I have two wonderful children and an awesome cat; Frank. My daughter has been married for 3 years now and they have a daughter who's 1 1/2 now. My son is an excellent artist when it comes to drawing and will hopefully have his own comics out soon if he can get over the whole someone is going to steal my characters thing. My favorite # is 12, I love the color black (I know weird huh) although my 3 favorite colors together are red, orange, & yellow. I am obsessed with my Kuerig coffee machine, coffee and coffee shop decor. I love love love cats, when I die and go to heaven you will be able to find me rollin' with the tigers there.
I really enjoy time spent alone working on my art like ATC's, Art Journaling, Canvases, ICAD's, painting and repainting random items. I am trying my hand at pocket letters now, think I am going to like making and sending them. I love to write on homemade paper, the texture makes the writing look awesome! Rice paper is nice also. I spend endless hours just surfing on Pinterest and Instagram is contagious when you have a smart phone and a new granddaughter!
I like jeans from Vanity, tunic tops from Böhme & Maurices. Maxi skirts and dresses with Converse are so comfortable! Thrift stores are the bomb for finding vintage clothing, also antique stores. I could roam around an antique store for hours, I like to think about the stories behind some of the items I find.
I play hidden object games on my iPad and my PC. I love playing games on my Wii, Playstation 2, PSP, DSXL. Boots and Converse are my favorite shoes to wear, besides flip flops in the summer. I love crazy socks, leg warmers, fingerless gloves, and leggings, but I just don't get the cosmic ones, they kinda freak me out, sorry. I like to walk, ski, and bowl, I love everything Jack Skellington (Nightmare Before Christmas). I have loved Mickey Mouse ever since I was little, and Goofy too!
I enjoy watching the 49ers and the cubs, also our local baseball team. If I had to pick a favorite sport to play though, it would probably be tennis or downhill skiing, good exercise and not too difficult for me. I enjoy golf on tv and playing it too. I am not to thrilled with basketball however, unless it's one of my kids playing it. I love to watch the Winter Olympics with my husband.
I have always thought the idea of sky-diving was cool but not sure I could go through with it if I was given the opportunity, that goes with doing something like Survivor also, sounds fun until the opportunity comes along.
I enjoy karaoke and dancing, well on the Wii anyway. I have a wonderful time worshipping in church. Since my daughter is grown and moved out I love to teach art and card making to the younger girls at our church. I love medium roast coffee the best with Chocolate (Torani brand) syrup on top of Redi-whip topping on my coffee. I don't like swearing. I like Studio Ghibli items, they would be wonderful to receive, and anything Kawaii. I don't like the Iowa Hawkeyes even though I live in Iowa, I think it's because everyone else does, I like to be different. I also love to type and ramble as you can tell. Hee hee hee!


Mexican, Italian ,Chilli, Peanut Butter (Jif-reduced fat) Spicy nacho doritos, and m&m's are always my go to snack items. Animal crackers are the best! I like Sour Patch kids(extreme sour), Sour Skittles, Cherry Twizzlers, and dark chocolate espresso beans, dark chocolate! Real Swiss chocolate.

Things I would love

A doily stencil like Christy Tomlinson(YouTube) uses, they are always outta stock! Dylutions Border cling stamps. Planner goodies(just starting on mine). Decorative mini poloroid film. Ink or acrylic prays of any color. Embossing powders. Glossy accents. Fun colored or unique knitting needles. Fun colors of cotton yarn. Kawaii anything!


Sometimes my life gets away from me a little bit so if I forget to rate you or respond to your rating just send me a message and I will get right on it! Sorry if I have already forgotten you! Please let me know!


Maureen00 rated for 2 Things From Your Profile #6 on Jul 14, 2015
Comment: Dear Carlene, thank you soooo much for everything you sent me. I loved EVERYTHING!!! The notebook is so beautiful, my mom saw it and loved it too haha. Thanks for the mickey mouse tape and for all the extra goodies. Hugs from Chile!!
Response: Wow! I can't believe it took this long to get to you? You're welcome, I'm so glad you liked it all! 👍🏼😀 Thanks for the 5⃣ and the ❤️!
PrincessLinkk rated for Flat Envie of Smash Bits on Jun 19, 2015
Comment: I loved all these little smash bits. Especially the theater themed stuff <3 :)
Response: I'm really glad you liked everything! Sorry it was a tad late though. Thanks for the rating and the ❤️!
Missykitty rated for KAWAII: 25 Sticker Flakes (USA) on Jun 15, 2015
Comment: FABULOUS PACKAGE! HOLY COW. The stickers were so freaking cute and i loved all the extras! Rosario Vampire is one of my favs <3 and that little girl on the note card was so adorable! Thank you bunches from the bottom of my heart<3
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the ❤️!
Response: Thanks so much for the rating and the <3! I really hope you liked my package!
dalbright rated for Desk De-clutter #9 (USA) on Apr 9, 2015
Comment: Oh my goodness, I wasn't expecting such a huge box. How fun! What an eclectic amount of goodies and my son is currently loving on Spider-Man and the finger lights. I can't wait to flip through all the scrap booking paper this afternoon. Thanks for sharing your desk clutter, I will put it to good use! (; thanks, Debbie
Response: You're welcome! I hope you enjoy using it all, and can you believe it but that was just about a quarter of the stuff I could de-clutter, I am pretty sure I could fill up about three more boxes like that and still have plenty for myself! We artists tend to have a lot of stash don't we? Thanks so much for the rating and the <3!
MindfulOne rated for homemade bookmark on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you! It's a beautiful bookmark. And all the other extra goodies will be put to use. One thing I've learned since swapping -- the U.S. Mail can be unreliable. It's happened to me too. Thanks for the extra effort. :) 3/19 ETA: Guess what arrived in the mail today? Wrapped carefully in a U.S. Mail plastic bag apologizing for a damaged envelope, hoping I wasn't inconvenienced, etc. So now I have two book marks and lots of extra goodies. Love the stamps you used! This deserves two hearts if I could give them. I would like to reciprocate for your extra trouble. Going to take a peek at your profile to see what I might do.
Response: I sent it out a long time ago! You can even see a picture of it on my instagram look under ckienast45, you'll see a picture if it! I started another one, I will get it out as soon as I get a chance, sorry.
Comment: WOW beautiful PC I absolutely love it! :) Thank you! Thank you also for the nice note of encouragement! As for decorating your profile, I would recommend joining the Artistic Profile Deco Group (you can find under the groups on my profile) In the forums of that group, they have a guide that will help you post images! :) Have a great day and thanks again for the beautiful PC!
Response: You're so welcome! I have had that PC for a while and had no idea who to send it to! There is a stamp actually underneath the new stamp but I burnt it drying my paint so I thought I'd better just cover it up with a new one, lol! Thanks so much for the rating and the <3!!! Thanks for the profile info too!
dragonangel517 rated for Hot Topic sticker swap! on Feb 28, 2015
Comment: Sorry it took so long to rate, I thought I had already rated. Everything was super!
Response: Thanks! I understand life gets in the way sometimes, thanks for the rating and the <3!
KateKintail rated for Map ATC Swap on Feb 27, 2015
Comment: Outstanding! I liked your ATC very much--had a great color & style to it. Maps are a fun medium to work with :-) Thank you SO much for the extras as well--I was floored by your unexpected generosity. Thank you!
Response: You're welcome! I'm so happy you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the <3!
Mustluvdoggies rated for Map ATC Swap on Feb 23, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the Map ATC! You did a great job! thanks for the extras too!
Response: You're welcome, I'm glad you liked it! Thanks so much for the rating and the <3!
Comment: Thank you for a tag that is so beautiful, "sweet and innocent." All of the elements are so amazing. The Ribbons, pearls, bling, flowers, charms, and bows, are WOW!! I know am I will have to keep a very close eye on the tag to prevent my 6 year old granddaughter from wanting to take it home. Thanks a million for all of the wonderful extras. This is a very awesome swap. I apologize for the late rating. I was on a "Spiritual Fast," and couldn't use electronics for a while. (ended 2/22)
Response: Thanks for the rave review! I really liked the tag I sent you also, I'm gonna make myself one very similar to it soon. Thanks for the rating and the <3! So happy you liked it! 😃
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card and the extras!
Response: Your so welcome! I had fun making it! Thanks for the rating and the <3!
MomOfPoms rated for ** Valentine's Day ATC on Feb 15, 2015
Comment: so very cute! lots of elements and love the colors. thanks for sweet extras!
Response: Your welcome! I'm happy you liked it! Thanks so much for the rating and the <3!
qbee rated for Cherry Blossom ATC on Feb 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you, very nice.Debbie
Response: You're welcome, I have had so many compliments on that atc, glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the <3!
KrackerJaxx rated for Send whatever you want! on Feb 3, 2015
Comment: OH! Awesome and amazing! I had so much fun! My goodness, thank you, thank you!! Love it all!!!
Response: Oh I am so glad you liked it, I tried to be generous since I have so much stash, I was worried I didn't send enough. Thanks for the rating and the <3!!!!
Rarie61 rated for I LOVE RUBBERSTAMPS #5 on Jan 19, 2015
Comment: Hi Carlene, Thanks so much for all the fun images i love them all and for the wonderful collection of extras. What fun I'm going to have with all the new items. Thanks again and I hope you have a great day!
Response: You're welcome, I'm happy you liked them! I thought at first this was kind of a weird swap until my items came and I loved them also! Thanks for the rating and the <3!
shtrqueen rated for Project Life Card Swap January on Jan 13, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for such a lovely selection of cards. I love the little happy face folder too. I had no idea you could buy a 3x4 punch. It's on my 'to buy' list now! Thanks again and happy swapping!
Response: Your welcome, everyone loves the smiley face folders, I didn't think they would be that popular, I have had them forever! I love my 3x4 punch, even though it hurts my hand a little to push it. So glad you liked the cards! Thanks for the rating and the <3!
jennylee60 rated for Prima Paper Doll Tag #5 Swap on Jan 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you so much for the tag. I absolutely lovely!! I also love the envie and the extras.
Response: You're welcome! I didn't think I was gonna make a nice one but then when I was finished I loved it myself! Glad you liked it! Thanks for the rating and the <3!
CraftyCari rated for Project Life Card Swap January on Jan 8, 2015
Comment: I love the little file folder card! How flippin cute! Thanks for all the extra cards, too.
Response: You're welcome! I didn't realize when I was preparing this swap that had so many PL cards. I really need to look through my stash more often. Glad you liked everythng!
Sunflower107 rated for Winter Mail Art on Jan 5, 2015
Comment: Great snowy day mail art envelope! Thanks for the great goodies too! Blessings!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it!

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libertylithium on Mar 4, 2015:

I followed you on Instagram :)

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Nasti on Oct 13, 2014:

Super lovely swapper ♥♥ Would love to swap with you in the future~

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