Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2020 10:06 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2020
Last Online: December 5, 2020
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’m a newbie and excited to start swapping. 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, especially chai or other spicy ones. 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.

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


Comment: Thank you for sending, I am trying to wait to open them all until Christmas Eve. My daughters want to open them while we watch Hallmark movies.
Trinket rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: That fox, such a lovely card. Thank you and the extras were really nice.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty swap. I loved the snowflake theme. I really enjoy Bookcrossing, especially the forums. Merry Christmas!
youngsenior rated for Christmas card swap on Dec 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the coyote Christmas card and stickers. Your Friend Joy
roosje rated for Christmas Card with a Small Tuck in on Dec 2, 2020
Comment: Dear Carolyn, thank you so much for this great mail! Your envelope is amazing, loved the card and the cute extras too! have a wonderful Holiday season!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I see the owl stamp too! Love the goodies inside. Happy Healthy Holidays to you and yours.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card and fun snowflakes. Oh, how I miss the Papyrus store in Water Tower Place!
Comment: Thank you for the card, Merry Christmas!
Comment: Received mail thank you opening at Christmas :)
anicka22 rated for Christmas Card with a Small Tuck in on Nov 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you, love the cute hanger
Comment: received thank u will open at christmas
Comment: Thank u so much for the wonderful card. the playing cards are a great addition to my collection.. thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the washi and stickers.
LibraryMaker rated for 🐈Cat Postcard Swap USA #17 on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard! What a sweet kitten! :)
Comment: Thank you. I am waiting until into December to open.
Comment: Super cute! I also love when they are sleeping they look so sweet. Stay safe!💌
Comment: Thank you for the cute little card and the extras......
vanneparis rated for SUSA - Tarot Cards Swap on Nov 18, 2020
Comment: Hi Carolyn! Thank you so very much for the amazing Tarot Cards. I have never seen any of these decks and I love, love, love the Crow deck! Thanks for a very special swap! -Vanne
susanaudrey rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card and the extra goodies! Hope you have a wonderful holiday season. :)
Comment: Thank you. I liked the stickers and I am going to frame the fox card and use t in a tiered tray for winter.

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Meisje on Dec 4, 2020:

Just because ♥




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!!!

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