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Date Joined: March 24, 2011
Last Online: December 26, 2017
Birthday: March 8, 1983
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 28 year old artist; a gypsy at heart. I graduated from high school early to attend Columbia College Chicago. There I studied photography and earned a BFA with honors in Photography. I have since been working as a commercial photographer, photo stylist and graphic designer. I love to make things and share them with everyone else! Courtney

Favorite Music

I play piano and I want to learn the uke too (I bought a little baby blue one at a thrift shop). I like anything that has: piano, harpsichord, strings, orchestra. My Favorite artists right now: The World/Inferno Friendship Society, Amanda Palmer/The Dresden Dolls, Squirrel Nut Zippers

Favorite Books

Some of my favorite authors include David Sedaris, Neil Gaiman, Brett Easton Ellis and I have just discovered how truely awesome audio books are!

Favorite Movies

I am a hardcore horror movie fan but when I am not watching those I prefer documenteries (go figure!)

Favorite Crafts

I mostly crochet and scrapbook/paper crafts but I am learning slowly how to sew, knit and do some minor book bindning. I am open and interested in all crafts.

Favorite Colors

Pink, Chartruese, Mustard, Teal, Cerulean, I love all colors but I am always drawn to super vibrant colors.

Favorite Various Things

I adore the original Nintendo (I play it every weekend), my Holga camera, Fuji Instax, nail polish, vegan cookbooks, She-Ra, My Little Pony, Vintage Fabric and Wallpapers, bicycles, hearts, Kurt Halsey, journals, Moleskins, makeup (MAC and Urban Decay are favs!), yarn, crochet, cupcakes, wearing glasses, Manic Panic, buttons, Target, sheet music, the horror genre, baking, foxes, handmade stuffed animals, typewriters...

I Γ’β„’Β₯ Collections

Vintage and Retro cameras, blank or graphed journals, My Little Pony, Gel Pens, Yarn, Crochet Hooks, Instant Film (Like the Instax), Giraffes, Vintage Spools of thread on the Wooden Spool, Mid-Century Modern Anything, Books about Handmade / Indie Culture, 1" buttons/badges, Vintage cabochons, the Nightmare Before Christmas and Tim Burton, Edward Gorey, anything Jem and the Holograms, Betty Page, Owl, Foxes, Makeup, Scrapbooking Supplies, the 1920's, coffee



While I feel a little awkward posting a whishlist a lot of my swap partners asked for one so here it goes:

  • Moleskin Journals (blank or graphed)
  • Black Hardcover Blank Journals/Sketchbooks
  • Gel Pens, Deco Tape
  • Long Vintage Necklaces/Bracelets
  • Yarn (Only Soft Though!)
  • Makeup (Preferably Vegan)
  • Instax Film
  • Tape Runners
  • Vintage Fabric
  • Nailpolish
  • Science Charts
  • Vintage Maps
  • Anatomy Images
  • Vintage Flashcards
  • Retro and Vintage Buttons
  • 120 FIlm (for a Holga)
  • Anything Zombie
  • I don't care for anything religious, baby/child related as I am an Athiest who never want children

Thank you to my Angels!


CookieCrumble rated for Follow me #2 on Aug 22, 2012
lostinavalon rated for Follow me #2 on Apr 29, 2012
erickalin rated for Follow me #2 on Apr 22, 2012
QUEENQUISA rated for Follow me #2 on Apr 17, 2012
Comment: Thanks for checking out my blog :)
LesleyKnitsPretty rated for Follow me #2 on Apr 17, 2012
agentaemme rated for Follow me #2 on Apr 16, 2012
Zefaniya rated for Follow me #2 on Apr 10, 2012
Comment: Thanks for stopping by!
dynamaticgrl rated for Profile Surprise on Mar 24, 2012
Comment: Thanks for sending me some great eye shadows! I can't wait to try them out! :)
Comment: Thanks so much for the stationary, envelopes and the funny women sayings are awesome. You really stuffed that envelope like a Thanksgiving turkey! There was so much in there. Thank you, I can't wait to use these for future swaps (especially penpaling).
Response: Yay! Anytime you'd like to swap just let me know! I loved swapping with you, espeially for things we no longer need or want but can pass on to others. Enjoy them!
catnipitis rated for Another Craft Destash on Mar 15, 2012
Comment: nice collection of items, but I did end up having to pay 76 cents postage due.
hoosiergirl rated for Hand and Nail swap on Mar 12, 2012
Comment: Thanks for a great package!
Comment: thanks.
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Great lists! Thanks for swapping!!
Comment: Thanks for the book - looking forward to perusing and listing. Happy Holidays.
ladylouie rated for scrapbooking swap on Dec 18, 2011
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies!
emilystrange123 rated for scrapbooking swap on Dec 17, 2011
Comment: Thanks! I love it all, especially the stamp pads!
Comment: Thanks for sending the journal. I know exactly where Gurnee is. I used to live in Round Lake. I'll be in Naperville in 2 weeks. The journal looks great.
PamV rated for Check out my blog #2 on Oct 18, 2011
Lucine rated for Check out my blog #2 on Oct 16, 2011
Comment: Thank you for the nice comments on my blog. Please visit whenever you like:)

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valentine69 on May 23, 2012:

Wow! Your crocheted granny squares are so pretty! Love the way you arrange your colors too=) Im fairly new to the Granny Squares Galore
group, and saw your post for 6x6 squares.I'm afraid my squares wouldnt be as neatly done as yours but could resist telling you how wonderful I think your projects are.

jannieb on Apr 8, 2012:

PukeFacedFreak on Mar 14, 2012:

You received it already? Wow, that was fast.

PukeFacedFreak on Feb 25, 2012:

Oh you're in the blacklisted group, hello. What sort of swap were you thinking?

bobogrl on Dec 17, 2011:

bobogrl on Sep 3, 2011:

Have a great Labor Day Weekend! :)

ArtTeachToBe on Jun 2, 2011:

-Leave A Nice Comment #2- Hello Courtney! You had a very interesting profile to read and yes i loved every bit of it! I think its great to meet others that love playing piano, i even took extra classes in high school :). LOVEE that you are a horror buff!! Im not much into some of the newer ones, but i love the old 80's horror flicks. Well good luck with your photography and everything! Hope you have a wonderful day!


Vickyen on Jun 2, 2011:

Hi! I am one of your partners for the Leave a Nice Comment #2 swap and I very much enjoyed reading your profile. I saw you joined Swap-bot over the past several months and want to welcome you, and I hope you are having fun! Sounds like you have an awesome job that you love! Good for you! A day at a job you love with never feel like a work day! Hope we are swap partners again at some point! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)

ArtisticExpression on Jun 2, 2011:

~~Leave a Nice Comment #2~~

Many Greetings, Courtney! I really enjoyed reading your profile, mainly because we share a lot of the same interests, but also because it has a lot of character. You really put yourself into it and your partners can tell a lot about your personality, likes, and dislikes.

I am also a photographer from the Chicago area! I do not have any formal training, however, but I admire that you went to Columbia College! Good for you! What a great school! :)

Have a wonderful June! Cheers, Heather

Bruge on Jun 2, 2011:

Hello Courtney! I am your partner from the "Leave A Nice Comment #2" swap. It seems to be that you are a really nice person. For some reason I really like people artists, maybe that is because I love art myself :) Horror movies are awesome and really nice to watch. I wish you luck in learning how to sew, knit and doing minor book bindning. Have a great day, Bruge :)

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