Swap-bot Time: July 3, 2020 11:24 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2018
Last Online: July 3, 2020
Birthday: September 17
Country: United States
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I am a retired teacher aide in junior high. I substitute teach in my local school district as often as I can. I have a B.S. in Education and am certified to teach junior high-high school. I have three children and six grandchildren. I live in a very small community, but have spent several years in Georgia and North Carolina teaching.

***My 100th completed swap is fast approaching. I will send my 100th swap partner something special to celebrate! 🎈🎉😘 My 100th swap was a mini Spring pocket letter sent to Isabellasnow!

Simple Pleasures

*Reading -My favorites authors include: James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, and Kristin Hannah. I also do not mind reading young author selections.


*Shopping-I enjoy searching through craft clearance and visiting thrift and resale stores.

I just purchased a sewing machine and will be re-teaching myself what I learned when I was so much younger. 😊

Favorite Craft Projects *Pocket Letters *Flip Books❤️ *Loaded Bags❤️ *Loaded envelopes❤️ *Dies in general❤️ *Stamping *Tag books/flips Tags in general❤️ *Zines *Embellishment boxes *Pinwheels *Rosettes *Shakers *Wands *Altered paper clips❤️ *Memorydex cards❤️ *Collaging❤️

Favorite Colors *turquoise *green *blue -Love the new Pantone shade!💙 *pink *gold and silver *yellow *earthy tones *purple Least fav is probably bright orange and red.

Favorite Themes *beach *seasonal *flowers🌸 *butterflies *Paris *girly girl *books *rain *garden *hearts *spring and summer *sweets I enjoy just about anything!

Newfound Loves * snippets - fabric and paper bits *embossing folders *swans *coral as a color *pocket embellishment books *fabric yo-yo's *mini envelopes *stitching on paper *die cutting *flat mail *mixed media *stencils *gnomes *fairy gardens

Embellishment Loves *tags *shakers *tassels *charms *pompoms *die cuts *ribbon *trim *pearls *gems *washi *love doilies *ephemera *stickers *tiny envelopes and pockets *sequins *confetti *lace *fabric bits Anything goes here!

Want to learn to do list: *inchies *water coloring *using textures *bead tassels and baubles I have been collecting items and watching videos to learn but need confidence in sharing my “firsts” with anyone.

Not Too Crazy About List *Harry Potter *Disney *Mystical - except for unicorns and mermaids *Creepy crawlies *Gothic *Skulls *Steam Punk "Over the top vintage

My Watchlist *Outlander ❤️❤️❤️ *Frontier *The Last Kingdom *Netflix series "The Handmaid's Tale *Way too much YouTube *Law and Order - all *Chicago Fire *British crime series on Netflix

Music My tastes vary, but I do not like hard rock or twangy country.

Not Interest In *Religious brochures *Candy

Wish List *Postcards *Pretty papers *Love handwritten notes *Vacation at the beach *Vacation anywhere *My next really good book *To magically lose weight *A thunderstorm instead of snow

Goals for 2020 *To host swaps *Adding stitching to paper crafting. *Learning Mixed media techniques. *Using more of my stash. *Altering thrift and Dollar Tree finds.

Pet Peeve: On this site, it’s the non-raters. Just find it rude to not acknowledge a swappers effort. If signing up for a swap, commit to the swap totally. Communicate with swap partner if there is an issue.

On a personal note, I have met some very lovely swappers on this site. Even though we haven’t met in person, I feel I have friends here. I have been given encouragement, advice, and have received swaps and goodies that have brought tears of joy to my eyes. It can be a very special place!

About Me

My passion for crafting really start to grow after my mom passed away. I love to create but sometimes have no one to share anything with so I thought a swap group would be the answer. I really am enjoying the fact that I can pick and choose my interests and when I want to swap. I love the mail when it arrives and the beautiful creations made for me. I love trying new things to create as long as I can view a picture or tutorial.


Arabella rated for TFT-Fabric Scrappies-USA on Jun 14, 2020
Comment: I am sooo lucky to be your partner for this swap!!! These scrappies are beautiful!! If this is your first attempt I don't see how you could possibly improve on them!!! The fabrics all compliment each other - and so many layers! I love how you used a black round brad in the center of the black ribbon rose - I'll have to remember that! Thank you so much! And love the extras, too!!
Response: Oh my! Thank you for the compliments. I was worried as I had never done anything like it before. So happy you liked them as I had so much fun making them! It’s amazing the things you can do with bits and scraps.
1OldfoolPlanner rated for 5HS - Faux Receipts Collage on Jun 11, 2020
Comment: Omg! Karen! You’re faux receipt is so amazing. I love it so much I cannot tell you. I cannot wait to put it in my journal. You are such an amazing artist and I really appreciate all the extra goodies that you sent. Thank you so much for joining my swap can’t wait to swap with you again soon. Hugs, Jill ♥️
Response: I feel I have found a wonderful crafting friend in you. The collaging has become an addiction! I'm so happy you liked what I created. Hugs!
craftykathy1 rated for FTLOC#1 Rainbow Tag: Blue on Jun 10, 2020
Comment: Karen, this blue tag is adorable! I love the shaker kite! I haven't mastered how to do shaker windows yet, but I'm trying. Thank you for putting together all the wonderful extras too. That was so thoughtful. Blessings to you.
Response: I am so happy you liked it. It was my favorite of the rainbow tags as I love pompoms. Truthfully, the shaker was a die set which made it so easy to do. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hi Karen and thank you for the beautiful layered heart embellishments. I didn't have the Stamping' Up heart die cuts and seeing these, I wish I did. They are both just so well done - I like that one is pink and fancy and the other is more nature themed. And thank you so much for the beautiful butterfly cut outs and the little wooden owls - love them both!
Response: I’m so happy you liked them. Actually the hearts I die cut and guessed at the size close to the punches. Thanks for the heart!
Mindy82671 rated for FTLOC#1 Rainbow Tag: Violet on Jun 9, 2020
Comment: Bite your tongue! I will never get sick of receiving swaps from you. I love your crafting style. You do beautiful work💖
Response: Aww! Mindy, you are so sweet! I feel I have found a great swapping friend. Thank you!
Comment: These bands are awesome!! Thanks so much! And thanks for the extras!
Response: So happy you liked them! Thanks for the heart.
LadyJo rated for CPG Color Combo Swap #2 - US Only on Jun 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nice Mail Art and love the items you enclosed as well!
Response: You’re welcome. Stay safe and healthy!
tlemon4 rated for Cooking Theme memory dex card on May 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for joining my swap. I love the card that you sent it is adorable. I love the apron it is so adorable. Thank you so much for the goodies and for a great swap . Happy swapping until we swap again :):)
Response: I was so happy I joined...even if the group was me and you. Thanks for the heart.
DragonflyDreamer rated for FTLOC#1 Rainbow Tag: Green on May 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful tag! I love the tree die cuts. And the dragonfly die cuts are perfect for my journal! Thank you for the wonderful swap!
Response: So happy you liked the tag and the die cuts. Thanks for the heart.
usctrojans79 rated for LOADED NOTECARD ❤️ on May 27, 2020
Comment: THankyou! It was so very nice! All the cool planner goodies as well!
Response: You’re welcome. Hope you can use what I sent. Thanks for the heart!
AnnaL rated for CPG Fruits & Veggies Mini PL - US only on May 23, 2020
Comment: Thank Karen for making me this mini pl I love how it came out. Also, love the goodies as well. Hope you have a nice Memorial Day weekend. AnnaL.
Response: You are very welcome. It was a fun swap! Happy Memorial Day to you too!
Mindy82671 rated for FTLOC#1 Rainbow Tag: Yellow on May 23, 2020
Comment: You do beautiful work. The yellow tag is STUNNING! Thank you💖
Response: Thank you for your kind words and the heart.
YooperHill rated for Altered Altoids Tin on May 18, 2020
Comment: Well it is just WONDERFUL! I think the moss is perfect! I think you have a new art career!
Response: Thanks for saying that, but it was a challenge for me. I wanted to keep adding stuff but then the lid wouldn’t close! Thanks for the heart!
swiftbrooks rated for Shaker pocket memory-dex card on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely spring themed shaker memory dex card! It is so bright and colorful! Thank you too for the vintage Halloween items!
Response: You’re very welcome. So happy you liked what I sent!
hvpta65 rated for FTLOC#1 Rainbow Tag: Orange on May 16, 2020
Comment: TY Karen for the beautiful tag. I certainly will use the Disney Princesses on my board. TY!
Response: You’re welcome! I’m glad you can use the princesses as well. Nice swapping with you!
Fabriqueen rated for I <3 Ephemera Swap on May 15, 2020
Comment: WOW! Thank you so much for the wonderful selection of goodies! I love everything! Have a wonderful day and stay safe! Hugs, Diane
Response: I’m so happy you liked what I sent. I had fun choosing for you. Thanks for the ❤️.
carfra89 rated for CPG Color Combo Swap #1 - US Only on May 14, 2020
Comment: I really enjoyed this swap, the decorated envelope is so unique and I love the goodies you included. Thank you!
Response: I liked this swap as well. I have been using things that I have been hoarding ... who knows for what! Fun to try new things!
scrappermama rated for Brown Bag It Pocket Letter on May 11, 2020
Comment: Fun. TY!! I too embossed some of my cards! Great minds must think alike. 😉 Keep healthy!!
Response: Happy you liked it. I don’t emboss as much as I should! It’s a nice extra touch! Thanks for the heart.
hvpta65 rated for FTLOC#1 Rainbow Tag: Red on May 7, 2020
Comment: WOW!!!! What a beautiful tag. TY for your efforts(and the goodies)
Response: You are very welcome! I enjoyed making it for you. 🌸
PaperProf rated for CPG ~ Homemade PC ~ Flowers ~ USA on May 4, 2020
Comment: Thanks, Karen. This PC is fantastic! I'd never guess you're new to mixed media. Thanks for the extras, too. This swap really brightened my day.
Response: You’re welcome! The postcard I received from my partner also made my day! Flowers make me happy!

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