Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2020 10:53 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2018
Last Online: January 20, 2020
Birthday: September 17
Country: United States
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I am a teacher aide in junior high. I also 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.

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 *Embellishment boxes *Tag books/flips Tags in general❤️ *Zines *Embellishment boxes *Pinwheels *Rosettes *Shakers *Wands *Altered paper clips❤️ *Memorydex cards❤️

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

Newfound Loves *swans *coral as a color *pocket embellishment books *fabric yo-yo's *mini envelopes *stitching on paper *more die cutting - Just purchased a new Bigshot and hoping it cuts better than my Cuttlebug. *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

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 *Tulip Fever *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 country.

Not Interest In *Religious brochures *Herbal teas *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..

On a personal note, I need to reach out more and make new friends. Sometimes I find it easier to just stay home alone rather than get out and socialize. I also need to get serious about becoming more health conscious - especially with my eating habits.

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.


simplelittleblessings rated for Mini loaded paper bag on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Karen, I love the Elle girls and when I opened my envelope and unwrapped the Beautiful tissue paper to find a beautiful bag full of the Elle girls, I just sat and stared at the beauty of that paper bag, you are so creative, I loved absolutely everything in it, if I could give you twenty hearts I would, because that’s what you really deserve!!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️!!!!
Response: I am so happy you liked it! I had fun making and filling the bag! Thanks for all the hearts!
Comment: Thank you love it very pretty and the goodie loved again thank you for a great mini pocket letter
Response: You are very welcome. Thank you for hosting such great swaps!
Comment: Absolutely beautiful! I love it. Thank you so much. It’s a mix of some of my favorite things-Christmas, pink and bling! I wish I had a Tuesday Morning next to me. I’ve never been to one.
Response: Glad you liked it! The Tuesday Morning I went to is 60 miles away! Took a rode trip. Lots of all kinds of goodies to look at for sure.
Comment: Thank you for the the beautiful mini pocket letter. I love the wrapping as well
Response: You’re welcome!
shesallboundup rated for Christmas Gift Tags Swap on Dec 24, 2019
Mindy82671 rated for Christmas Gift Tags Swap on Dec 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas tags
Response: You’re welcome! Happy Holidays!
jilliansmith202 rated for Christmas Gift Tags Swap on Dec 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for including so many tags and including the fuzzy Mickey since you saw that I'm going to Disney!
Response: Happy you liked everything. I enjoy reading profiles to see if I have any goodies to include. Have fun when you go to Disney!
Comment: I love my Christmas.tag! It is absolutely gorgeous. I really like how you layered everything. It looks like a beautiful Christmas ornament. I think I’m going to display it as part of my decorations in the living room. Thank you for the cute Christmas tree stickers I’ve never seen any like them. Thanks too for the trees in the shaker pocket. I’m always looking for trees to use on ATCs and those are a perfect size. I no longer use a live tree either. I love the smell of them. I hope you have a great Christmas and a happy, healthy new year.
Response: I’m glad that you liked everything! Happy Holidays to you as well! 🎄
me2az50 rated for Holiday Memory Dex Cards on Dec 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Holiday Memory Dex Cards. If I could rate you a "10' I would. They are just so beautiful. I love the colors. I also love the colors of the Christmas card. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked them. Happy Holidays!
Comment: Wow! Just wow! Your clips are so ahmazing! I can not wait to put them in my December Daily album! I’m a sucker for rickrack and Prima so I’m over the moon happy with your lovely swap! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas hope to swap with you again in the New Year!
Response: I’m glad you liked them and am happy you can find a “home” for them. Wishing you Happy Holidays and also look forward to future swaps! 🎄
ashchu rated for Christmas Die-Cuts on Dec 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for all of the beautiful die cuts!!!
Response: Enjoy, Happy Holidays!
Taliesyn rated for 5heart stocking stuffer swap #3 on Dec 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you! Love the ornaments. Merry Christmas.
Response: You’re welcome. I picked it out before I read your profile...funny how it kinda worked out!
Comment: Omg, I squeaked when I opened your Mini PL 😂 I absolutely love it! Thank you! It is definitely one of my favorites. Love the goodies you sent as well, thanks again for the lovely swap ♥️♥️
Response: You’re very welcome and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Wow. WOW. I am so blown away by this swap and your mastery of layering and just...wow! I wish I could give you a million hearts, you’re a very kind and special swap partner. Merry Christmas!
Response: I’m glad you liked it. Sometimes I get carried away with my layering! Enjoy and Happy Holidays!
Comment: Loved that little apron die cut in the front!!!! It was so cute!! And I loved the way you decorated the pocket letter!!! Thank you so much!!
Response: You are so welcome and thank you for the ❤️!
Comment: Hi Karen! Thank you for the super cute tag - love the haunted house and all the little ghosts!! :o) Thank you for the extra stickers too!!
Response: You’re welcome.
Comment: Oh my goodness! Absolutely ADORABLE! Thank you so much! That gnome and paper is the CUTEST!! I love it!!!
Response: Glad you liked it! I love making them.
Arabella rated for Halloween Tags- USA on Nov 2, 2019
Comment: These tags are over-the-top beautiful!!! I love the sexy witch one! And the mummy is so neat!! And love the spider one - alto I have to confess, I like real spiders, too,and have plastic cups in each room of my house to catch and release spiders outdoors!!
Response: I loved making them. Glad you liked them. Sorry, I still say no to spiders!
Comment: Love the dex you sent to me.Great colors and just love everything about it.thanks so much for the wonderful extras also.
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. OMG love love them thank you so much
Response: You’re welcome.

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Heirloom on Dec 31, 2019:

From the USA Happy Mail group

1OldfoolPlanner on Dec 31, 2019:

breezyp on May 14, 2019:

I was just looking at your mini yellow pocket letter again. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks again💜

djcamp04 on Feb 17, 2019:

So happy you’ve joined the paper clips swap!!!🦋

BornAfterMyTime on Apr 2, 2018:

Thank you for your message!! I'm really looking forward to seeing it! xx

Mariskaswapt on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi! I hope you are having a nice easter. Love your profile Xoxo

Jaybe63 on Apr 1, 2018:

Forgot to say - Build your ratings now!

Jaybe63 on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi there Karen,

I am fairly new to Swap-bot too, but we seem to share a love of paper crafting. Hope you are enjoying the Easter celebrations in Illinois.

My words of encouragement - "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be".

Jan x

Tigra18 on Apr 1, 2018:

Build your ratings now!!!!!

hello, how are you? i hope you are having a blessed day today and happy easter.

always tigra18

Lucine on Apr 1, 2018:

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."

for the "Build your ratings now!!!!!" swap.

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