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K8thecrafter

K8thecrafter
Date Joined: January 23, 2021
Last Online: November 30, 2021
Birthday: November 8
Country: United States

About Me

I am a mom to 3 teenagers who now has the time and energy to explore all of the crafting the world of art has to offer.

I've been a die-hard scrapbooker for almost 20 years and have amassed quite a collection of supplies.Over the past year, I've branched out into other styles of art like painting, collage, junk journals, altered books and book making.

I live in the Southeast United States with my husband, 3 teenagers and an elderly (vintage?) dog who loved to keep me company while I craft. Update 2/21 - RIP my beautiful girl. I miss you so much. UPDATE: 5/2021 Welcome Gracie, my new rescue dog! She's 2 years old and had a rough life on the streets. I'm looking forward to many happy years.

Current crafting interests

I am always open to excess decos and swap bags. PM me if you have some you want to move!!

I love private swaps. LMK what you'd like to swap and we can make it happen.

Since the pandemic lockdown, I have discovered junk journaling and altered books. I'm a beginner, but my projects end up looking like art journals so I think its going well :)

I'm early in my search for vintage ephemera to decorate the pages and could use just about anything vintage, steampunk, and 1940's and 1950's era.

Items I am on the lookout for are:

vintage textiles

old tickets.photos and advertisements

Old used letters and envelopes

vintage office supplies such as ledger paper, time cards, receipts

any aged paper both written on and blank.

*vintage and old can be the way it looks and not based on its actual age.

Since joining SwapBot, I have jumped into swapping Decos, Bags and Kawaii stationery. I had no idea I could get addicted to so many fun crafts. I'll join any deco swap I can find.

Favorite Crafts

I tend to go through phases of getting into new styles of crafting. Currently, I'm discovering junk journals and altered art. Of course that also led me into altered books and now book making. I just bought a book binding kit on amazon and I'm gathering my supplies to make my first book. Fingers crossed...

I've been watching Youtube tutorials on junk journals and watercolor art. I'm hooked :)

EDIT 6/2021: My newest obsession is swapping decos and bags. Kawaii stationery has also caught my eye and the addiction is starting to fester. I'd love a private swap if anyone is interested.

I've always enjoyed scrapbooking and general paper crafts. I've wished to be the kind of artist who can draw or paint anything, but even as far back as elementary school, none of my original drawings ever made it to refrigerator door status. Once I was old enough to buy my own supplies, I drifted towards art kits, paint by number and now diamond painting.

So many crafts, so little time...

Favorite Television

I'm very much into documentaries and crime dramas. My go-to is reality court shows (I know, crazy huh?) but I just love relaxing in the evening watching Hot Bench or People's Court. My kids tease me mercilessly about this, but I think they are secretly fascinated by the judicial system as it plays out on reality shows like these.

I actually watch very little TV, and am more into You Tube videos. This is where I've gone down the rabbit hole of "craft with me" videos and have really expanded my interests in crafting beyond scrapbooks and the occasional card.

Back when the theaters were open, my guilty pleasure was to go to a matinee showing of a horror movie on a weekday, all by myself. I'd get a way overpriced bag of popcorn and drench it in faux butter liquid and tons of salt. It was a great way to kick back and relax. Netflix and a bag of Pop Secret is the best I can do lately.

Likes:

Any Junk Journal Supplies

Earth tones, jewel tones

Animals

decorative napkins for crafting

Dogs, esp yellow labs and dark gray pitties

Music theme

Coffee and coffee themed embellishments/ephemera

Farmhouse Cottagecore & buffalo check

spray inks

hydrangeas (favorite flower)

Decos, Bags and Books

Stickers, especially those on clear background

Frosted coffee at Chic Fil-A

Nature/ Outdoors

Anything that looks old - true vintage stuff is fantastic, but I also like the vintage style in new supplies. Tea and coffee staining is a passion of mine. It makes anything look cool.

Tim Holtz

Graphic 45

Steampunk

Quirky, weird, interesting and unusual things

Horror, mystery, scary, spooky

washi tape - the kind that looks like its printed on vellum

vintage children's books and illustrations

Kawaii memo sheets, stickers and stationery. I'm not a purist so any brand makes me happy.

Dislikes

Tea of any variety (yeah and I'm from the south. Go figure)

Debbie Mum style country theme.

Baby, child and wedding themed stickers

religious/political stuff

Also, please do not send food items. One of my kids has a lot of allergies so I'm careful about the food I have in the house.

Ratings

slamophile rated for 5 slams Nov 2021 USA on Nov 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much.
HollyBear rated for Move These Bags #2 on Nov 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
MailArtbyJac rated for 100 BAGS - USA on Nov 15, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thanks!
mjhaertling rated for Artistic Decos - 9/2021 on Sep 29, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Ocean Creatures deco. It will be fun looking for the perfect addition. Sorry for this very late rate.
jinxspinx rated for Bags- Flat Rate Envelope Swap- USA on Sep 27, 2021
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Comment: Got your awesome swap today! Thank you for the mixture and the full items you sent home to me! How exciting. If you need help sending bags home (i know you mentioned you had a bunch) I can send you my ICR list to help out. Just let me know! Have a good week
Response: I would love to have your ICR list. I'm not kidding when I say I have about 20 things to return and the pile just keeps growing.
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Comment: Thank you sooooo much! <3
smartymartyky rated for Bags, sheets and books #2 on Sep 20, 2021
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Comment: Thank you!
Cgscdy rated for Decos Only 9/2021 on Sep 13, 2021
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Comment: Tysm ❤️ They will be fun to work on can't say I've seen a tulip one!
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Comment: I love the stamped images you included! Thank you!
HeidiJean rated for SSM: 3 things to pass 3 times #2 on Sep 9, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I love the plant stickers!
dally rated for 20 labelbags swap on Sep 7, 2021
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Comment: Thank you, will pass along
HollyBear rated for SSM: Postcard bag and Memo bag #3 on Sep 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you as well as for the extra bags to work on.
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thank you!
yvonne401 rated for RAK Destash #7 - August on Sep 3, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks!
Pupullona rated for 10 labelbags swap on Sep 3, 2021
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Comment: A great swap, thank you! :)
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Comment: Thanks
Tamawi rated for CPG Aug 21 Move a US Deco - US on Aug 31, 2021
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Comment: I had look up cottagecore...I'm loving this idea! Thank you.
Response: I had to look it up, too!

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Comments

kssunlover1947 on Sep 5, 2021:

Thank you for finishing my Coloring Collab card and returning it to me. It will be added to my collection as I love seeing how others finish something that I started.

Rainydancer on Jun 25, 2021:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

bethe on May 4, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRUS May digital wish! Can’t wait to use in journal/paper crafting and happy mail!

Meisje on Apr 26, 2021:

Thanks for cheering up my day with the lovely postcards, and the Snoopy cuteness. For my April wishes. ❤️🙏🏻

bethe on Apr 20, 2021:

So glad you liked the wishes I sent! I mainly get my kawaii or kawaii inspired items from Amazon. Every now and then I'll come across some cute memo sheets and can't resist.

VaGrammy66 on Apr 18, 2021:

Thank you for all the goodies you sent from my April wishlist! Love the Penguin pics!

2Hearts on Apr 17, 2021:

Thanks so much for the RAKS Only Group April wish granted (Farm animal stickers)!

gingerbee on Apr 15, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful LSRUS April wishes - it is all so much fun!

thequilterslink on Apr 12, 2021:

Thanks for the April RAK dictionary pages, appreciate them!

purple24 on Mar 29, 2021:

Thank you for all the wonderful lace. Very nice pieces. — RAKS ONLY Wishlist

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