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Date Joined: July 25, 2018
Last Online: August 14, 2020
Birthday: November 7
Country: United States
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Mom and wife, vintage/antique lover/seller, paper nerd, bookworm, crafter, poet, and coffee addict. ☕️💕Until very recently I was a Girl Scouts co-leader for my 13-year-old daughter's troop, which was truly a joy. I work as an editor and graphic designer by day. I have an ephemera problem! I love vintage and antique paper - book pages, postcards, ads, etc.

A - Z

A: antique, apothecary labels, astrology (esp. Scorpio-related!), Addams Family, Adventure Time, ATCs, atlases, Ancient Egypt, autumn, anatomical, astronomy, altered books, advertising (vintage/antique), Alice in Wonderland

B: Beistle (esp. Halloween), bestiaries, bees, butterflies, books (reading and as a motif), birds (owls, songbirds, ravens/crows - non-tropical birds), bizarre, bicycles, Bauhaus art, bookmarks, botanical

C: chrysanthemums, cards (greeting, playing, artist trading), charts, chess, circus, cartomancy, Christmas (vintage/antique or retro), crystals, cabinet cards, cats, coffee, cemeteries

D: Dennison (vintage, seals, labels, and gift wrap), deer, dogs (vintage or antique illustrations or photos), dictionary pages (vintage/antique), Disney (vintage), diecuts, Delia's catalogs

E: ephemera (vintage/antique), envelopes, eyes (as a motif), Egyptian mythology, Easter (vintage/antique or retro), England, earthy colors

F: faeries, florals (esp. poppies, chrysanthemums, and peonies), frogs, France/French, forest, fall, fortune-telling (especially vintage and antique card decks), fairy tales

G: Gnomes, goblins, game cards and pieces (vintage), gas and oil ephemera, green (favorite color), Greek mythology, Girl Scouts

H: Halloween (vintage/antique or retro), haunted houses, Harry Potter, hot air balloons, horses, horror

I: Ireland, insects, incense, irises

J: junk journals

K: knights, kitsch (esp. 60s)

L: laurel, letters, leaves, lithographs, labels (vintage/antique)

M: mushrooms, magic, moths, maps, mail art, masks (vintage/antique), mid-century modern, mythology (generally, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman particularly), mermaids, Monty Python, magazines (vintage/antique)

N: 90s, notecards, newspapers (vintage/antique)

O: Occult (vintage/antique), orange (color), owls

P: paper! (vintage/antique or scrapbook paper with interesting textures/designs), postcards (vintage/antique), pixies, poppies, peonies, poetry, photos (vintage/antique), puzzles (not jigsaw, more like logic or word games), punk, pinups (vintage), playing cards, pins (vintage, political, punk), postage stamps, putz houses

Q: ?

R: Roman mythology, rebuses, rabbits, railroad ephemera, Ravenclaw, rubber stamps (not cutesy or folksy), "The Room" game series, Rusty Lake games

S: snakes, Scorpio, science fiction, 60s, stamps (postage), stamps (rubber - not cutesy or folksy), space, Studio Ghibli, Silent Hill games, shabby chic, Sanrio (90s or older), squirrels

T: tags, typography, tins (vintage/antique), tintypes, Tarot, tattoos, trees, Tim Holtz

U: unicorns, Underwood typewriters

V: vintage, Victorian, vines, valentines (vintage/antique)

W: winter, woodland, , witchy stuff, washi tape, wax seals

XYZ: x-rays, zoology, zombie movies, zines

Favorite Books

• Harry Potter series

• pretty much anything by Stephen King

• ditto for Neil Gaiman

• ditto Jorge Luis Borges

• tons of poetry – T.S. Eliot, Federico García Lorca, Alice Oswald, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, so many more!

• Little Women

• The City & the City by China Miéville

• the Time Quintet

• Memoirs of a Geisha

• One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

• The Sweep Series

Favorite Movies

• A League of Their Own

• Practical Magic

• Interstellar

• Arrival

• the Hellraiser series

• Amelie

• Melancholia

• The Matrix trilogy

• Pan's Labyrinth

• Ever After

I've also got some nostalgic love for a few childhood movies:

• Land Before Time

• The Secret of NIMH

• All Dogs go to Heaven

• Sandlot

• Now and Then

• Fievel Goes West

• The Great Mouse Detective

Favorite Television

• Twin Peaks

• The Magicians

• Altered Carbon

• Dark

• American Pickers

• Adventure Time

• Stranger Things

• Daria

• Golden Girls

• Friends

• Sherlock Holmes

• Bob’s Burgers

• Futurama

Favorite Music

I love music! I like pretty much all music except I never really got into reggae. Some super faves are:

• Radiohead (OK Computer is one of my favorite albums ever.)

• Pink Floyd

• Björk

• Muse

• David Bowie

• The Smiths

• Counting Crows

• Billie Holiday

Seriously, though, I love so much music!


I'm grateful for all the things! There are a few things I don't like, but I won't hold it against you if you send them. :-) They are:

• Precious Moments

• Sports

• contemporary cartoon/kids' characters

• Superhero/Marvel/DC movies - I do like the old comics, though.


Michelleparker rated for Botanical Mail on Aug 13, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for all this great botanical stuff!!! I love it all! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Comment: Thanks! Marc
Comment: great green stuff !
becait rated for Whimsical themed envelope on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for joining my swap! I love the envelope and it is chock full of whimsy. I especially love the great women playing cards! They’re lovely! The notecard and the sticky notes are great. Thank you again! 🧡💛💚💛🧡
banjobraids rated for Cryptid Profile Deco #01 ~ on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: Yayyy, I love jackalopes! This pic is OBVIOUSLY real and scientifically proves the existence of this fine and elusive creature. ;) ;) ;) THANK YOU :):):)
journalingrachel rated for Cryptid Profile Deco #01 ~ on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely jack rabbit photo! so cool
parakeetmails rated for Huge Sticker Detash #2 (USA) on Jul 29, 2020
Comment: A beautiful selection and fun variety of stickers! Yay!! Thank you so much for putting care into this swap for me! ❤
kikakreativa rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the Hawaiian orchid postcard. So beautiful! Take care!
cynaemon rated for RANDOM HAPPY MAIL GIVEAWAY on Jul 25, 2020
Comment: Green is a nice color. So much of nature is green.
Comment: This is a beautiful vintage PC! Thank you so much! It arrived perfectly. I love the idea of wrapping it in poly to protect it. <3 I will be saving it for my journal!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thank you so much !!! Those animal die-cuts are so beautiful <3 Have a nice day : )
paperboats9 rated for ☆ FULL ENVELOPE #27 ☆ on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: WOW, Carmen! I couldn't believe my eyes when I found your very full envelope in my mailbox. Thank you so much, you absolutely NAILED my taste in papers and ephemera! Everything is so so beautiful and unique, I will probably hoard it forever before I can develope the courage to use any of it :D I really appreciate it! Your swap made for a perfect birthday present too - it arrived just two days after I turned 30 :) THANK YOU! I'm so happy!!
Kc055042 rated for Stuffed Envie #3 on Jul 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much Carmen! After a stressful day at work, coming home to your swap really cheered me up. Thank you! I loved it all. <3
Comment: Thank you for my full envelope of goodness! Can’t wait to start creating with all the fun stuff. Beautiful envelope too - that bee is awesome!
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the great items you sent! I’m doing junk Journal July and have already used some of it in my journal
Nnd482 rated for Random Profile Surprise on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you I love everything
Comment: Beautiful swap! Thank you SO much for all of this fantastic goodness! I love the bits from Alaska :) that was a sweet and nice personal touch!!! Love the vintage Ace of Diamonds cards too and everything else too! It's ALL perfect for me!! Thank you!!!! Hope you are doing well! We were in Alaska 2 summers ago (TODAY!) and I wish we were there now!! Hugs from Princeton NJ! x gabi

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