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K8thecrafter

K8thecrafter
Date Joined: January 23, 2021
Last Online: September 27, 2022
Birthday: November 8
Country: United States

About Me

I am a mom to 3 teenagers who now has the time and energy to explore all of the crafting the world of art has to offer.

I've been a die-hard scrapbooker for almost 20 years and have amassed quite a collection of supplies.Over the past year, I've branched out into other styles of art like painting, collage, junk journals, altered books and book making.

I live in the Southeast United States with my husband, 3 teenagers and an elderly (vintage?) dog who loved to keep me company while I craft. Update 2/21 - RIP my beautiful girl. I miss you so much. UPDATE: 5/2021 Welcome Gracie, my new rescue dog! She's 2 years old and had a rough life on the streets. I'm looking forward to many happy years. UPDATE 8/21 Welcome to the family Cooper! Our latest rescue dog. Gracie is so happy to have a little bro to play with.

Current crafting interests

I am always open to excess decos and swap bags. PM me if you have some you want to move!!

I love private swaps. LMK what you'd like to swap and we can make it happen.

Since the pandemic lockdown, I have discovered junk journaling and altered books. I'm a beginner, but my projects end up looking like art journals so I think its going well :)

I'm early in my search for vintage ephemera to decorate the pages and could use just about anything vintage, steampunk, and 1940's and 1950's era.

Items I am on the lookout for are:

vintage textiles

old tickets.photos and advertisements

Old used letters and envelopes

vintage office supplies such as ledger paper, time cards, receipts

any aged paper both written on and blank.

*vintage and old can be the way it looks and not based on its actual age.

Since joining SwapBot, I have jumped into swapping Decos, Bags and Kawaii stationery. I had no idea I could get addicted to so many fun crafts. I'll join any deco swap I can find.

Favorite Crafts

I tend to go through phases of getting into new styles of crafting. Currently, I'm discovering junk journals and altered art. Of course that also led me into altered books and now book making. I just bought a book binding kit on amazon and I'm gathering my supplies to make my first book. Fingers crossed...

I've been watching Youtube tutorials on junk journals and watercolor art. I'm hooked :)

EDIT 6/2021: My newest obsession is swapping decos and bags. Kawaii stationery has also caught my eye and the addiction is starting to fester. I'd love a private swap if anyone is interested.

I've always enjoyed scrapbooking and general paper crafts. I've wished to be the kind of artist who can draw or paint anything, but even as far back as elementary school, none of my original drawings ever made it to refrigerator door status. Once I was old enough to buy my own supplies, I drifted towards art kits, paint by number and now diamond painting.

So many crafts, so little time...

Favorite Television

I'm very much into documentaries and crime dramas. My go-to is reality court shows (I know, crazy huh?) but I just love relaxing in the evening watching Hot Bench or People's Court. My kids tease me mercilessly about this, but I think they are secretly fascinated by the judicial system as it plays out on reality shows like these.

I actually watch very little TV, and am more into You Tube videos. This is where I've gone down the rabbit hole of "craft with me" videos and have really expanded my interests in crafting beyond scrapbooks and the occasional card.

Back when the theaters were open, my guilty pleasure was to go to a matinee showing of a horror movie on a weekday, all by myself. I'd get a way overpriced bag of popcorn and drench it in faux butter liquid and tons of salt. It was a great way to kick back and relax. Netflix and a bag of Pop Secret is the best I can do lately.

Likes:

Any Junk Journal Supplies

Earth tones, jewel tones

Animals

decorative napkins for crafting

Dogs, esp yellow labs and dark gray pitties

Music theme

Coffee and coffee themed embellishments/ephemera

Farmhouse Cottagecore & buffalo check

spray inks

hydrangeas (favorite flower)

Decos, Bags and Books

Stickers, especially those on clear background

Frosted coffee at Chic Fil-A

Nature/ Outdoors

Anything that looks old - true vintage stuff is fantastic, but I also like the vintage style in new supplies. Tea and coffee staining is a passion of mine. It makes anything look cool.

Tim Holtz

Graphic 45

Steampunk

Quirky, weird, interesting and unusual things

Horror, mystery, scary, spooky

washi tape - the kind that looks like its printed on vellum

vintage children's books and illustrations

Kawaii memo sheets, stickers and stationery. I'm not a purist so any brand makes me happy.

Dislikes

Tea of any variety (yeah and I'm from the south. Go figure)

Debbie Mum style country theme.

Baby, child and wedding themed stickers

religious/political stuff

Also, please do not send food items. One of my kids has a lot of allergies so I'm careful about the food I have in the house.

Ratings

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Comment: Tysvm ❤️ love all the spooky goodies!!!
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Comment: WooHoo! original vintage ephemera....THANK YOU!!! and I love the lotus flower border! The old reciepts are fabulous too! And I had to look twice at the old photo...I guess every family has that kind of shot, family around the table...maybe Sunday dinner?
turtles27 rated for CPG: Napkins/Serviettes Swap-US on Jun 16, 2022
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Comment: Such beautiful napkins! Thank you so much!!
MuggleMom rated for CPG: Napkins/Serviettes Swap-US on Jun 16, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for joining this swap and sending gorgeous napkins - especially the blossom one, just what I love in flowers!! I have a project already in mind to use this one!! xxMuggleMom
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Comment: Thank you for all of the fun bits and book pages. Many of them are making it right into my journals.
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Comment: Thanks for the great mix
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Comment: Did you get to visit Japan, or is the brochure section passed on? It's surprising that I can still read some of it. My mom and I will likely share the die cuts. Thank you so much!
SanVHM rated for Washi Sample Swap #2 on May 3, 2022
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Comment: Hai Kathlleen, thank you so much for the awesome tapes yoy send, loved them all!
Ahdridri rated for Washi Sample Swap #2 on Apr 28, 2022
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Comment: Love the tapes, and the card you placed them in! Thank you!!
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Comment: Kathleen, thank you SO much for this amazing journal, I absolutely love it! And the John Denver quotes mean so so much to me. I love that you are also a die hard fan! You are so thoughtful. Thank you for taking the time to make this for me. Wish I could give 10 hearts! ❤️
Johndeeregurl44 rated for X Slip Bag swap US/CAN on Apr 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the swap.
DinkySparkle rated for X Slip Bag swap US/CAN on Mar 25, 2022
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Comment: Hi Kathleen! I'm thrilled about all the bags! And the sweet note and extra stamps you sent my way! You didn't have to do that. I appreciate your thoughtfulness and am making my way through the bags like gangbusters. As always, I love your swaps and your friendship. Making a few (about 5) interesting decos for you with your labels as a thank you! Always willing to help out and get bags moving! What a wonderful community of swappers we are. 🌸♥️🌸
christywebb rated for USA MEMO SHEET SWAP #2 on Mar 15, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for all the great memo sheets - and such a nice variety of sizes!
thequilterslink rated for WTL: Washi with words #4 on Mar 10, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for all the great Washi!!!
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Comment: Yay! Got the bags and things today! I'm playing all of them! Thank you so much for the xslip bags! It's always such a treat to swap with you. Take care! 💗🌸♥️
christinacreates5 rated for WTL: Pattern party! #5 on Mar 7, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the washi!!!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Collaborative Story #15 on Mar 5, 2022
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Comment: Thanks so much!
bostianh rated for JJ Stash Swap on Mar 3, 2022
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Comment: WOW! What a beautiful surprise! So many goodies I am already making plans for each item. What an amazing assortment of goodies, I hope you enjoy yours as much. Thanks for doing this swap, it was awesome and perhaps we will have to do one again in the future. Have an awesome day!
jeepermom rated for WTL: Please take this washi! #4 on Mar 3, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the washi! I, too, buy lots of washi as well as the rolls I get from my subscriptions each month. I can't wait to find a use for these. Hope you have a great day!
Hell0Z0mbie rated for One Deco 3/2022 on Feb 28, 2022
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Comment: Thank you! Very cool decos, I really like both themes a lot. :)

Rating Overview

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Comments

DinkySparkle on Jul 12, 2022:

Thank you for the wonferful happy mail! You really made me smile with your kind note and all the cute memo sheets. I'm writing you back, friend!

joppagirl on Apr 19, 2022:

Thanks for the nice Pass and Paste Post Card you sent home to me!

kssunlover1947 on Sep 5, 2021:

Thank you for finishing my Coloring Collab card and returning it to me. It will be added to my collection as I love seeing how others finish something that I started.

Rainydancer on Jun 25, 2021:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

bethe on May 4, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRUS May digital wish! Can’t wait to use in journal/paper crafting and happy mail!

Meisje on Apr 26, 2021:

Thanks for cheering up my day with the lovely postcards, and the Snoopy cuteness. For my April wishes. ❤️🙏🏻

bethe on Apr 20, 2021:

So glad you liked the wishes I sent! I mainly get my kawaii or kawaii inspired items from Amazon. Every now and then I'll come across some cute memo sheets and can't resist.

VaGrammy66 on Apr 18, 2021:

Thank you for all the goodies you sent from my April wishlist! Love the Penguin pics!

2Hearts on Apr 17, 2021:

Thanks so much for the RAKS Only Group April wish granted (Farm animal stickers)!

gingerbee on Apr 15, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful LSRUS April wishes - it is all so much fun!

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