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Date Joined: November 27, 2014
Last Online: November 17, 2016
Birthday: July 31
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE Nov 24, 2015 Sorry I have been MIA for quite some time. Life has thrown several curve balls and I feel I have been striking out in trying to get back in control. Around Easter I hurt my back and I feel into slight depression. I didn't feel like doing anything! I then became busy trying to remodel my kitchen around June 2015. In July I was offered and accepted a new position at work, which has kept me extremely busy ... sometimes working 11 hours a day (7am to 6pm or longer!) This has kept me from enjoying any free time because I am too tired to create or be social! Then in October I decided to give my living room a make over with fresh paint new floors. I felt things coming together and taking control of my life and time once more. THEN, on November 13 my water heater burst and I am now dealing with water damage to 2 bedrooms, which includes my art room!! I am back in a slump again because this will affect the holidays for me in what I can plan and do because I am dealing with getting my house back to normal. I just wanted to share what has been going on lately in 2015 for me! You may or may not see this but I wanted to update my profile....just in case!

Hello, I'm Carmen and I'm from the Dallas Texas area. I'm a mother and a Nana. image

I am a night owl....nocturnal....more creative/productive at night. However, having to report to work at 7am forces me to be an early bird. I've been at the same job outside of home since March 1987 - a long time!

I love snail mail and have a few pen pals that I exchange letters with. I've recently started exchanging post cards and enjoy receiving from all corners of the world :) I create ATCs, greeting cards and tags/bookmarks. I love coffee, I love to collect journals, note cards, stationery and Hard Rock Café guitar pins.

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Favorite Crafts

Paper Crafts are my favorite craft of choice.

  • started out scrapbooking long ago

  • Then I spent a lot of my free time participating in circle journals swaps.

  • I started creating greeting cards to send on different occasions.

  • I also create tags and Bookmarks.

  • I love to create with all kinds of stamps (rubber, cling and clear).

  • I then discovered the world of ATCs and gave it a shot and now I devote a lot of time creating and swapping ATCs.

  • I love the idea of mail art but I am such a newbie and I am determined to learn more about this fun hobby.


Favorite Music

I love ALL kinds of music, but if I had to choose just one genre... I'll have to go with Rock - Classic rock - The Beatles, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac. I've listened to a different genre at different times in my life but it all depends on the mood I am in, so this pretty much sums it up for me image


Favorite Movies

Wait! First of all... Where's the popcorn? When I'm watching a movie at the theater or in the comfort of my own home I would love to have some popcorn with my movie. :) The 2 just belong together... Perfect combo! I love to watch a great classic. When some of my favorite TV shows are not in season I love to watch the classic movies on TCM! I have my TV on the Turner Classic Movies watching movies made in the mid-30's and through the late 50's or early 60's. Some of the greats, to name a few are Bette Davis, Gregory Peck, Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, Barbara Stanwyck, James Stewart .... Movies would include Mrs. Skeffington, Stella Dallas, To Kill a Mockingbird, An Affair to Remember, It's a Wonderful Life and Mildred Pierce. I like to watch some of the mob movies like The GodFather, The Departed, Good Fellas. The 80's brought The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, Ferris Buellar's Day off. Oh and from the 90's I love Shawshank Redemption, Silence of the Lambs, Forrest Gump (I like a lot of Tom Hank's movies) Then there's Jaws, Fiddler on the Roof, Star Wars all the Harry Potter movies. I'm not going to get started on the movies from today because then this section would be toooo long with everything I've already mentions. Oh but my all time favorite "cry" movies that I can watch again and again are Steel Magnolias, Beaches and a classic, Imitation of life! I love to watch the Academy Awards too. Ok, where's the popcorn?

Favorite Television

  • Downton Abbey
  • Outlander
  • American Idol
  • Network - TCM


  • Journals
  • planner accessories (sticky notes, paper clips...)
  • stickers
  • calendars
  • Stationery
  • note pads
  • note Cards
  • gel pens
  • pens in variety of colors
  • markers
  • Quotes
  • rubber/clear/cling stamps
  • tote bags
  • snowmen
  • owls
  • coffee themed items
  • washi Tape
  • vintage ephemera
  • Susan Branch items
  • Hard Rock Café guitar pins from all over the world

The Basics

My favorites - I like

  • Purple
  • Paper Crafts
  • Coffee
  • Ice Tea
  • Wings - Butterflies, Birds, Owls
  • Hearts
  • Moon & Stars
  • Trees
  • Gerbera daisies, Bluebonnets, Pink Roses
  • Milk Chocolate
  • Jolly Ranchers hard candy
  • Vintage ephemera

I am not allergic to anything

Thank you!!


Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. Life is ....



Comment: Fun swap, yes! Thanks, Nice PC :)
mchesser12 rated for SWaS: Happy postcard #3 on Apr 28, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the Flower Fairies PC.
Comment: Thanks! I really loved what you sent!
Comment: Thank you. How sweet! I am holding up pretty good. I love the card and the stickers and I didn't mind at all that it was cut to fit. I am a Nana as well!
AmookIslandCreations rated for SWaS: Happy postcard #3 on Apr 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you for this beautiful Fairy Postcard!!! Have you seen the Fairy Name Generator on the internet? It will give you a random name or generate one from your name and tell you what your fairy looks like. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Happy that you liked the PC! I'm not sure if I've tried the name generator specifically for the fairies but I have seen It done for other types. They are fun!! Thanks for the heart! :)
susieq11 rated for SWaS: Happy postcard #3 on Apr 18, 2015
Comment: What a cute strawberry fairy! I love her! Thank you! Spring is finally here. It was so nice today; really needed it! Hope you have a great weekend and maybe we'll swap again soon! : )
Response: Thank you! I'm so glad Winter is behind us. Spring brings rain and tornados to my neck of the woods do I hope it passes quickly! Looking forward to more swaps! Thanks for the heart!
dogkisses rated for :) ~ Good Vibes ATC on Apr 11, 2015
Comment: I am sorry for taking so long to rate. I don't know why I missed this. I LOVE this ATC!! Thank you so much.
Response: No worries! Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: Thanks so much, Carmen! Sorry it took me awhile to rate!
Response: No problem! Thank you for the heart!
greenhotdogs rated for :) ~ **Friendship ATC** on Mar 22, 2015
Comment: Such a cute ATC! Thank you! And the colors are a beautiful choice :)
Response: I appreciate the compliment! Thank you for the ♥ :)
MsKuky rated for :) ~ Your Favorite Movie Quote... on Mar 21, 2015
Comment: Carmen, thank you for my pc, "My big fat Greek wedding" is such a great movie, and the quote is perfect. Happy weekend!
Response: Glad you got the post card and thank you for the heart! :)
spicemom rated for Dear Diary Scavenger Hunt on Mar 18, 2015
Comment: Hi Carmen Thank you for the goodies I loved it Spicemom
Response: I'm glad you liked your little package! Thank you for the ♥
mchesser12 rated for QUICK: 3 Notecards #4 on Mar 17, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful notecards.
Response: Thank you for the ♥
Az4Angela rated for QUICK: Touristy postcard #2 on Mar 16, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the New York postcard!!! :)
Response: You're welcome :) Thank you for the ♥
Mellietronx rated for :) ~ Spring Bucket List E-Swap on Mar 15, 2015
Response: Thank you!
DreamingAries rated for :) ~ Spring Bucket List E-Swap on Mar 11, 2015
Comment: Thank you! Love your list!!!
Response: It was a fun swap! Thanks for the 💜
tlpricehoyle rated for :) ~ Spring Bucket List E-Swap on Mar 8, 2015
Comment: Wow, so many plans! I envy all the traveling you're going to do! Good for you, and you'll have to share with us some pics of some of these. :) Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you for the rating. I am looking forward to the upcoming visits with family. I think that "Road trip & vacation fun" would make a great topic in the forums board! Thanks for the heart :)
kirstyenarno rated for QUICK: Handmade envelopes #3 on Mar 7, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely envelopes! :-) I buy most my postcards online, maybe if you join postcard trading groups you can ask someone who lives locally where they shop for pc.
Response: You're welcome :) and I have been searching online for books of postcards. I look forward to joining Post Card swaps too - Thank you for the heart :)
RedZombie rated for One Word Answers on Mar 4, 2015
Comment: Thank you for sharing!!! I really enjoyed the read.
Response: It was a fun swap! Thank you for the heart!
ladyhawk rated for QUICK: Touristy postcard #1 on Mar 3, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I've never been to New York but I would really love to visit!
Response: It was a great vacation as it was my first time to go to New York. Thank you for the heart! :)
Comment: Please accept my condolences about your mom. My grandmother also passed from cancer. I was only 13, and my mother was never around, so she raised me. Losing her was very hard. But I also had a sense of relief knowing that she wasn't in pain anymore. I still get very upset about it, when I feel like I need a long conversation with her, crochet, or do a jigsaw puzzle because those were the things we did most. Hell, to even hear her loud ass snoring again! However your answers were lovely, and I really hope you have a wonderful day <3
Response: Aw, thank you for your rating and response.... It brought a smile to my face and then I bursted out laughing! Love it! Hope you have a great week and thank you for the heart!

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Amace on Apr 5, 2015:

Happy Easter!

♥From the FRIENDLIES : ) GROUP!♥

nwgirl on Apr 2, 2015:

The due date for the NH: Either/Or – Paper Theme swap was yesterday. Please send to your partner and mark the swap sent as soon as possible.

tlpricehoyle on Mar 9, 2015:

I made a topic for Road trip & vacation fun per your request! Now you can tell us all about it! :)

anrtist on Mar 8, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-) Lots of fun swaps to choose from Or join them all! MAYBE even Host a few too ;-)

Blessings, cc

tlpricehoyle on Feb 19, 2015:

Thanks for joining Friendlies :), looking forward to getting to know you on the group. :)

Candyn29 on Jan 13, 2015:


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