Swap-bot Time: November 29, 2020 8:49 pm


Date Joined: July 25, 2018
Last Online: September 21, 2020
Birthday: November 7
Country: United States
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9/21/2020: On a brief hiatus while the craft room is getting renovated! Hopefully back into it in October! 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.


emilysenvelopes rated for Halloween Love on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: This was incredible! I love everything so much and can’t wait to use it all!
Tverne05 rated for MAE: Handmade Flower Envies ~ US on Sep 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely envelopes you made. I really don’t have a favorite of them b/c they each speak to me. The ones that are made out of graphing and ledger paper gave me an idea of how to use that kind of paper. I have graphing paper that my son didn’t use for school last year. It’s just away collecting dust, but now it will have a purpose. Take Care and be safe!
Comment: Thank you. Love the die cuts.
ccmmsu rated for MAE: Handmade Bird Envies ~ US on Sep 10, 2020
Comment: Oh my goodness, what an amazing swap! I LOVE the gorgeous bird envies, and all the fabulous extras you included in them. Thank you soooo much! You really spoiled me. A mountain of hearts to you! <3
Comment: Thank you for the stickers! You did a great job finding a sticker for every letter. And thanks for the extra papers. I love them, too.
skinny52 rated for VES: Vintage Recipe Book Pages on Sep 3, 2020
Comment: Great cook book pages! Pretty sure that I won't ever need the one for the baked stuffed heart 😬. I love reading the old ingredients! Thanks for everything including the little extras! Stay healthy and best wishes PS...great images on the envelope too! Mar/skinny52
Kraftylady777 rated for Magical Stickers in a pouch on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: What a fun swap! I love everything! Thank you so much!
Klymntine rated for Huge Sticker Detash #2 (USA) on Aug 23, 2020
Comment: Carmen, Thank you so much for the goodies. I love the cut-outs that you included for me <3
LibraryMaker rated for Happy Mail - US #4 on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely parcel! Everything is so nice!
Comment: Carmen, Thank you so much. I love the deer!
Burger1girl rated for Happy Mail - US #4 on Aug 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail! The vintage inserts in your card are awesome! As is the quote! Can't wait to plant these seeds.Beautiful postcard, wish I was there! Thanks for everything!
pernie123 rated for Vintage Transportation Ephemera! on Aug 20, 2020
Comment: Wasn't this fun? PA. RR ? as to what this means. The son of the farmer adjoining our land in VA became the head of the PA RR. His picture was on the front of the Times Magazine.. I could have attended hiis formal wedding at age 5, but I told my aunt to have my hair cut. When I came home, with my formal gown in place, I was not allowed to go.
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: Dear Carmen , many thanks for this outstanding and wonderful letter ! Many interesting and beautiful green things , amazing : the old document ( 100 aviation shares ) - are You sure You want to give it away ? ! also very cool : Spock with a Thompson gun ^^ - great stuff ! many thanks ! kind regards , Ulrich 💚
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

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