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Date Joined: March 6, 2010
Last Online: March 19, 2018
Birthday: February 3
Country: United States
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Favorite Books

All-time favorites are The Hobbit, Watership Down, The Once and Future King, Where the Wild Things Are...will add more as they come to me.

New favorites: Pope Joan (don't knock the title - it's an EXCELLENT read), The Red Tent, West With the Night, Memoirs of a Geisha...will add more here as I remember :)

More: The Help, A Song of Fire and Ice (Game of Thrones), Endurance: Shackleton's Incredible Voyage

Favorite Movies

My Life as a Dog, Little Miss Sunshine, The Birdcage, Billy Elliot, of course LOTR trilogy, Finding Nemo...okay I will add more when my memory will allow.

More: The Princess Bride

Favorite Crafts

Wish I could try and do it all. Love anything that is created by hands. I've thrown clay, sculpted, drawn, painted, stamped, glued, stitched, knitted, crocheted...probably more, if I could remember.

Things as I remember them: Origami - love this! Photography

NEW - Bookbinding, printing, calligraphy, paste papers and paper marbling.

Favorite Television

When I have the chance I like Big Bang Theory, The Middle, HGTV, Food Network, ID Discovery...and likely more.

More: Modern Family, Game of Thrones

About Me

Okay, in a former life I was an elementary school teacher with an excellent memory. Now I'm a homeschooling mom working my way out of a job. My son is attending community college part-time as part of his high-school program. In addition to all the above, I also like to surf the internet. That's about all I can remember right now ;)

Update: I've gotten into bookbinding, which I love, love, LOVE. I also am trying my hand at paper marbling and paste papers. In any remaining spare time I practice calligraphy and photography. I also love to read.


I will ALWAYS give a 5 for a swap that was mailed and completed according to swap criteria. It does not matter whether all or none of it came from my "likes" list, if it makes the swap specifications and I get it - you get a 5. If I did not rate you that means I have not received your mailing. I will never flake. If you did not receive your swap from me, let me know. I will do what I can to make it right.

What I Like

Cats, nature (trees! leaves!), butterflies, books (favorites are mysteries, any story with quirky dysfunctional families/individuals that have some endearing quality, well done period pieces/historical fiction, some fantasy and sci-fi, Roald Dahl - and I'm not sure what else), cool bookmarks, beautiful photos or postcards (which can be used as bookmarks ;), good drawing pencils, color pencils, ink pens, small notebooks - bought or handmade, lined or unlined, unique & beautiful papers (no more designer scrapbook paper - I have PLENTY, thanks) - washi, origami, handmade, and/or personally decorated/designed paper (I'd even love paper printed or handwritten with a foreign language - i.e. not English), etc.

I think that is about it for my likes for now. Will add more as my tastes change and/or remember.

New: Calligraphy, bookbinding, photography.

Added: I just joined some envelope swaps, so I wanted to add some specifics on paper. If you are sending me something from outside the US, I love anything that is uniquely from your country, whole labels from anything - food, office products, etc., pieces of newspaper, newsletter, magazine, etc., basically anything that has something written on it in your language and/or nice drawings & illustrations.

I also love vintage.

I also love personal bits of self-created art. I am collecting ATC's and decorated tags.

I love clock faces, clocks, and anything with clocks on it.

I love old looking world maps - or just old maps. If you're from another country - any map from your area is great.

Postcards: Anything that is from your area is A+ great. I also love it when you use stamps on the PC :) I've noticed that I've gotten the same swap partners - sometimes multiple times - on PC swaps. If I have sent you the same PC (describe it to me) more than once - let me know and I will send another, different PC

If you are from another country I would love a small flag, flag symbol or flag sticker from you.

Foreign postage stamps - used or unused.

I love many things from Japan - origami (books and/or paper), kawaii, notebooks, pens, newspaper, basically anything from Japan would be great.

If you are in the UK, I LOVE Curly Wurlys.

I'm a Christian - however I despise when Christianity is used to promote hate, elitism, division, racism, and righteousness above compassion. Do not send anything that would promote this. Anything else I will happily accept.

what I pledged

If you took the time to read this, thank you :)

Favorite Colors

My favorite colors are cool tones, with deep blue being my absolute favorite.


Comment: Thank you for the nice journal. The colors were very nice. I apologize for the late rating but things on my end have been quite hectic. I just got access to a computer today. Happy swapping!
Response: I'm glad it was received. Thank you for the heart :)
Comment: Thanks for your lovely letter! I shall write back soon
Response: Thanks! I look forward to getting your letter :)
aafke rated for Blind Surprise Swap (August) on Sep 7, 2013
Comment: Dear Kim, I am sooooo glad with your presents for me. It was my first surprise-swap and I am really so suprised. I'm gonna send you a thankyouletter next week! Wish you all the best and happy swapping! Greets, Aafke
florenceantonette rated for BIG FAT Ephemera Swap on Jan 17, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much Kim for everything that you included. You are very generous and this seriously made my day :)
Comment: beautiful card :D thank you.
Melbb rated for One Person, One Country, One Postcard on Jul 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card! In Oktober I will be also in Colorado!!!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome card!
Johkup rated for One Person, One Country, One Postcard on Jun 27, 2012
Comment: Thank you! I love the Colorado card. So beautiful :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Colorado card! I can see why your dream was to live there. It's great that your dream came true.
Comment: Thanks for a great PC - can never have to many photos of CO :-)
Comment: Thank you
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of Colorado.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! :)
Mamabemus rated for Quote on a PC on Jun 17, 2012
Comment: love the quote and the card
Comment: Thank you so much for the postcard; I really like the quote. Too bad most people today don't feel the same way.
IridescentLily rated for Quote on a PC on Jun 4, 2012
Comment: I love the postcards. My best friend and I traveled from Maine to California and back and Colorado was my favorite place!
ButterflyQueenBee rated for Quote on a PC on Jun 4, 2012
Comment: Love the quote!
VaGrammy66 rated for Tree Postcard Swap on Jun 3, 2012
Comment: Thank you for both postcards! Love that they are of the same tree different times of the year!
A127 rated for Decorated Tags - May on Jun 3, 2011
Comment: Hiya Kim, Great job on the tag, will keep it forever. Thanks!

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mamacrafter on Nov 28, 2010:

Wow, i loooooove the winter tag that you made for me! It is so Beautiful! Thank you for angeling the decorated tag swap sept. You should check out the chunky tag swap. It is also a monthly one. :)

KellyS on Nov 27, 2010:

Thank you so much for angeling for the Decorated Tags - October. Your tag is absolutely beautiful!!!! I really appreciate it :)

justjolean on Jun 13, 2010:

Thanks for joining my first swap ~ Board Game Lover's ATC!

VallesAvallonis on Apr 7, 2010:

So happy you were my partner this round! Haha - I too want to do/try everything, but I never have the time. Updated about the blue glitter: It's all over my couch, my daughter and me - it'll probably soon get on the dog. Too funny! (I'm not complaining) <3

JKupsh on Mar 24, 2010:

Great profile!! So glad to have you in my swap!!


Serenity on Mar 14, 2010:

Hi Sweetie, I am your partner {I send to you} in Simplicity of a Tree. When I first joined swap bot a Tree swap is what joined. It's very cool that this will be one of your first as well. this is my sisters first venture hosting, thank you for joining her swap.

Namaste, Seren

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