Swap-bot Time: July 14, 2020 1:01 pm


Date Joined: January 11, 2020
Last Online: July 13, 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: I love love LOVE Christopher Arndt postcards!! Thank you! This is extra special!!! Perfect quote for a train/travel pc!! xx Gabi
skinny52 rated for VINTAGE LINEN Postcards on Jul 11, 2020
Comment: Great choices! Thanks so much for the extras also, the lighthouse postage stamps are especially cool! Stay healthy and best wishes,Mar/skinny52
beachchicken rated for VS - Vintage Collage (Purple) on Jun 29, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful purple collage ATC! I love the old stamp and little doily you used. Thanks for the nice extras and old stamp.
Rabbitfreedom rated for MMPC - Vintage Inspired ATC on Jun 26, 2020
Comment: Oh, how adorable this entire swap was!! Loved the stationary, adored the ATC and what cute little goodies! Thank you for making me something I love!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome ATC and the extra word/quotes......=)
jessnewson98 rated for PH: Send 2 Postcards #21 on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Hi Carolyn, I got your resend of this swap today! Thank you so so much for the gorgeous postcards and the extra ones too! You're awesome! Stay lovely! Have a superb day!
Eulegirl rated for PH: Person/Place/Thing #3 on Jun 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for these lovely cards! Sorry for the late rating--looks like I archived without posting the rating.
Comment: Thank you for the great book pages!! I’ve been doing modge podge napkins to book pages then making envelopes!! Super fun!!
mcorbus rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Jun 12, 2020
Comment: I loved every thing you sent. It sure brightened my day. Thank you :)
Comment: Cute! Thank you!!!
Comment: Wow! That was such a fantastic swap. I loved each and every bit you have chosen for me. Thank you so much!
luv2kraft rated for VS - Vintage ATC w/ a Rose on Jun 6, 2020
Comment: Thanks you very much.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC. I just love the layers and how they work so well together. Aloha
Coss rated for CPG QUICKIE: 5 Washi Samples - Global on May 29, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the great washi samples. I love the one with the trees.
Ozimir rated for Mythical Creatures: Mermaid/Siren on May 29, 2020
Comment: I love the way it's put together! Thank you~♡
DreamCloud rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #4 on May 28, 2020
Comment: Carolyn, thank you so much for the lovely selection of goodies in the beautifully decorated envelope! I so enjoyed opening it. <3
AromaAlchemist rated for CHWH ~ Simple Tea Swap #1 on May 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful, and thoughtful, swap. What a delight to open!
Comment: Thank you. The pocket letter was so beautiful. I loved everything.
mcorbus rated for MMPC - Peacock ATC on May 21, 2020
Comment: Beautiful! Thank God :)
sbr9000 rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on May 17, 2020

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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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