Swap-bot Time: March 2, 2021 3:04 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2020
Last Online: February 26, 2021
Birthday: November 21
Country: United States

About Me

Hi. My name is Carolyn, and I currently live in Peoria, IL. I am an educator in my 40’s. I’m married and have 2 cats. Cosmo is a black cat, and Cleo is a tabby.

I love paper of all sorts...especially vintage. I’ve recently started art and junk journaling, and I am looking to build my stash of paper, ephemera, and crafting/art supplies.

Favorite Crafts

  • Junk Journaling

  • Art Journaling

  • Planner Spreads

  • Watercolors

  • Lettering

  • Coloring

Things I Love

I've seen these lists on others' profiles, and I thought it would be fun to try.

A: Art, Autumn, Astronomy, Astrology, Affirmations, Artifacts, Authors

B: Birds, Books, Book Pages, Bookmarks, Bees, Botanicals, Buddhism

C: Cats, Chipmunks, Coffee, Chocolate, Chapstick, Constellations, Coins, Castles

D: Deer, Doilies

E: Ephemera (especially authentically vintage), Envelopes, Evergreens, Embroidery

F: Forests, Foxes, Fairies, Flowers, Feminism, Fabric Scraps, Feathers, France, Fairy Tales

G: Game Pieces, Graveyards

H: Hygge, Handmade Items

I: Ivy, Italy, India

J: Junk Journals, Japanese Stationery

K: Keys, Kittens, Korean Stationery

L: Leaves, Letter Sets, Lace, Ledger Paper

M: Mini Items, Moon, Mail Art, Maine, Mid-century, Maps, Mythical Creatures

N: Notebooks, Note cards, Notepads, Nests

O: Owls, Oklahoma, Otters

P: Paper, Postcards, Paperclips, Postage Stamps Playing Cards, Plants, Pandas

Q: Quotes, Quills

R: Rubber Stamps, Ribbons, Ravens

S: Squirrels, Stationery, Stickers, Sticky Notes, Stencils, the Supernatural, Stars, Scandinavian Aesthetic, Snowflakes, Stars, Saints, Sloths

T: Tigers, Typewriters, Tags, Trees, Thread, Tarot

U: Unicorns (fantasy vibes, not cutesy vibes)

V: Vintage Paper, Vintage Books, Virginia Woolf

W: Writing, Woods, Watercolors, Washi

X: Xmas

Y: Yoga

Z: Zen, Zodiac

Favorite Books

I’m an avid reader. I prefer nonfiction, especially essays and authors’ journals. Some of my favorite authors are Joyce Carol Oates, Anias Nin, Rebecca Solnit, and Zadie Smith, to name just a few.

Not interested in...

  • Scripture/ Religious
  • Recipes
  • Cutesy, kiddy stuff
  • Puffy or 3D Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Disney

Food and Drink Preferences

I like plain light or medium roast coffee

I enjoy most teas. I'm allergic to Chamomile.

Chocolate is great! Any kind is good, but I prefer dark.

I’m a foodie and love to try new gourmet or regional treats.

Favorite Themes

  • Vintage
  • Birds
  • Botanical
  • Woodland Animals
  • Moon and Stars
  • Cats
  • Mystical
  • Literary

Current Wishlist

I will appreciate anything you send. Here are a few items that I'm actively looking to add to my collection right now.

  • Paper Napkins (especially holiday) Flower and Bird Stickers
  • Vintage Calling Cards
  • Vintage playing cards
  • Vintage office supplies
  • Illustration postcards (non-touristy)
  • Vintage Book Pages
  • Trail maps
  • Pressed Flowers


Inesrv rated for Journal supply/add-Ins swap on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Ohh dear.. Dear Carolyn, first of all love your name :) It's really pretty! Second of all THANK YOU SO MUCH for this lovely and wonderful swap! I loved everything! I feel so much love in every piece!! I hope we can swap again in the future! Maybe a private swap?? I would love to! Again, Thank you so much! Loved it, loved it, loved it! All the love, Inês
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous sparkly card and the owl postcard and that fun sweater and the snow!
Comment: Oh wow Carolyn, the happy mail made me super super happy!! I felt that whatever in this swap is what I really love. Omg it's like you knew that I desired that stickiiclub sheet of skull stickers. It's beautiful!! And those gorgeous papers and vintage pages and the cute folder of goodies. I appreciate it so much! Love, love, love!! Thank you! 😘
Gaucha rated for Send A Christmas Card to 5 partners on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your Christmas card! It was worth the wait ;-) Loved the extra goodies too! Best wishes to you.
Comment: Thank you for the “winter postcard.”💙💙
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bird postcard. So many birds and so many colors! We are also having gray, rainy days although there is a bit of sun today. I should be taking advantage and getting outside, but that would mean yard work and that doesn't sound like fun! :) Take care!
debbiespoms rated for Merry Christmas Card Swap #7 on Jan 21, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh, I can't believe how long it took to get here. I don't normally ever look at postmarks, as that gives me a headache. Esp. if done all the time. I just can't do it. Anyway, the post mark said Dec. 16th, that you mailed it and just got it today. Crazy, huh? But at least I did get it and you don't have to resend. Thank you for the cute Christmas card with fox & squirrel and the Christmas stickers. They will come in use for next Christmas. Smile. I hope you had a very nice Christmas, despite not being able to travel to see your extended family. It's a real bummer. But can't trust with the Corona virus. It's been nearly 2 yrs. since I seen 3 of my 5 children & the grand children. Happy belated New Year!
Comment: What a fun swap! I love everything from the decorated envelope to the handmade map pocket filled with vintage goodies. Thank you so much! Stay safe.
Comment: Thank you very much Carol for my lovely card & ephemera!!
Comment: Oh my your swap is gorgeous, thank you so much, I love all of it. The folded pocket is beautiful, thank you for everything.
blubutterfly rated for New Year’s Card 2021 on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Great card and lovely note:) I very much enjoyed the vintage elk illustration! Hope 2021 is starting out well for you:)
Comment: Thank you so much for the cute card and all the neat circus things! I love it all!
Lonestarchild rated for Flat Envie of Fun Part 29 on Jan 15, 2021
Comment: Such a wonderful variety of fun things! Thankyou!
gingerbee rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #11 on Jan 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for this very happy mail! I love the envelope, the presentation pocket, and all the lovely bits you've included. Thank you!!
renmagpie rated for MAIL ART - Winter on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for such a beautiful piece of mail art, and the generous winter goodies. xoxo
MeggyMoo rated for Season’s Greetings 2020 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: I just loved the image on your card of the fox in the snow! So beautiful. Thankyou for all the gorgeous little extras, too, they have gone into my stash ready to make Christmas cards later in the year. All the best, Tracy.
ayahsantos rated for Season’s Greetings 2020 on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much! Happy New Year! Take Care always!
Comment: thanks for the cheery new Years greetings and extras! I love birds! After the bowling games I had today I need something cheery!
suepier rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the cute Christmas card and the stickers.

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thisismeAXiD on Nov 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

chimerix on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! It's hard to believe that it is your first one ever, it is really well done. I am proud to have your first ATC in my collection. Aloha

chimerix on Mar 9, 2020:

Thank you so much for the SSM Pick 2 Tag. The playing cards are so cute and I absolutely love the vintage book pages. If I hadn't just worked a 12 hour day, I'd be crafting with them right now. Aloha

Gnoe on Mar 7, 2020:

For your laid back cat SSM postcard tag!

yvonne401 on Feb 19, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



pianoheart on Feb 10, 2020:

Thank you for the nice notebook and dragonfly stamp for the Pick 2 Forum Tag. I love them both and the botanically decorated envelope was a very welcome sight in my mailbox today :)

threelittlebirds411 on Jan 31, 2020:

You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked what I sent for the Pick 2 Tag. :) Have a lovely weekend!

user6937 on Jan 29, 2020:

Cheap Postage: Pay it Back - the tag of vintage cutouts has arrived! Love 'em :) Thanks also for the surprise Polish stamp and Spanish Euro!! Yay!

nalaqueen on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Cat items from the this or that tag!!!

Lonestarchild on Jan 21, 2020:

So cute! Love the raccoon stickies for the Animal Tag. These are so fun!! Thank you.

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