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KarenLaneWV

KarenLaneWV
Date Joined: December 22, 2012
Last Online: May 14, 2021
Birthday: May 19, 1938
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

I like to experiment with art forms, crafts, ATCs - I also make jewelry. I also make my own cards, love playing with paper, do some collages and journals - and I like to sew, weave and just play with fabric, yarn, etc.

I am willing to swap ATCs, jewelry, supplies, journals, cards, and fiber arts things - and am open to other things. I'd rather do USA and Canada, due to the cost of postage.

I like getting interesting beads and charms to use in my jewelry and other craft supplies.

About Me

I am an artist - I work in a lot of different media, mainly acrylic, pen and ink, block prints, and a technique I've never seen anyone else use with melted wax, ink and watercolor.

I also do a lot of volunteer work. I am the secretary and newsletter editor for the local historical society and the local Farm Bureau secretary. I recently was elected president of Friends of the Gilmer Public Library as well. I have been making crafts for the library to sell - my latest creations have been shadow boxes.

Once a month, I get together with a group of artist friends to try new things, show off our latest creations, and just enjoy each other's company. Our local library had 2 of us teaching crafts but Covid19 put and end to that. Now they want us to make videos to put on their website and Facebook page. Very interesting adventure for a public library!! . We also have a craft and fun day at the local historical society as we have room to "social distance" and everyone can wear a mask.

I live 4 miles from a 2 lane road on a 112 acre farm in central West Virginia. I have 2 dogs and a flock of chickens - a big garden that is way too much and ends up mostly weeds - most of my property is woodland.

My oldest granddaughter also lives here with her dairy goats and her dogs. She also has a full time job, goes to goat shows and gets involved in all sorts of things, too.

This year, her 15 year old brother decided he wanted to come back here to live so he can go to the local high school. Never a dull moment!!

What I don't like!

Coffee, cats, zombies, yellow, skeletons, and stinky candles or scented soap!

Favorite Books

I read mysteries, adventure novels, books on making jewelry, artist biographies - and lots of magazines like Country Sampler, Country Living, Mother Earth News, Countryside, Back Woods Home, Country Woman, Mary Jane's Farm, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple and other ones I pick up here and there. I love to read the Stampington Company magazines on crafts but I'm too cheap to subscribe to them!!

favorite colors

red and blue

Ratings

howdyholly rated for FTLOC#1- Junk Journal - US Only on May 13, 2021
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Comment: You did a great job!
howdyholly rated for EPUSA: Recycled Paper Projects #2 on May 13, 2021
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Comment: Nice job! Thank you.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute pockets and all the vintage ephemera. I love it all. I appreciate you joining my swap!
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Comment: This is an awesome selection of goodies! I'm having so much fun going through it all. There's even triplet babies for my fairy house!
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Comment: Thanks for the flowers. I hate when I sign up for a swap and realize I don't have the necessary supplies after partners are assigned!
ladydy5 rated for A.I.—Just Backgrounds on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Sorry so late rating you. Thanks for the swap
ladydy5 rated for A.I -. A Stained Glass window ATC on May 10, 2021
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Comment: Very nicely done. Thanks
Tverne05 rated for A.I. Handmade Envelopes ~ US on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the envies. I like the size of them. Sometimes I need envelopes that size and don’t have to make them. Take them!
ashchu rated for FTLOC#1-Flat Flip Book on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you it’s so pretty!
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Comment: The tags are so cute! thank you for making them for me. Weather here in SD has been up and down. A couple of days in the 70's to 80 ..then in the 40's down with chance of snow. My peas get covered up and uncovered but they are still growing.yum yum
fiennesgirl rated for FTLOC#1- Junk Journal - US Only on Apr 24, 2021
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Comment: Hey! I love the junk journal signature you sent me! I like that style! Thank you for it and for all of the goodies you enclosed!
MamaD rated for AMA: USA- With One Image -ApR on Apr 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the cute card!
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Comment: Karen...OMG! Every page has something worth a second look. I am sure I will be looking at this a ton! It is amazing.
ktk8 rated for AMA: USA- Mystery Supply Swap 2021 on Apr 12, 2021
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Comment: What a great swap.... I love all that you did and the pearlized white paint..... many hearts to you!!!
5
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Comment: Much happiness and joy! Thank you!
danatropicana rated for LSRUS: Mystery Envelopes USA on Mar 25, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the interesting items!
Created46 rated for Junk Mail Envelope Recycle on Mar 24, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the very lovely swap. Your work is wonderful.
wolfeagle rated for CR: USA- Fortune Mail Art on Mar 23, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun ATC and extras. I keep trying to find that pot of gold. ;)
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Comment: Thanks for all the nice stickers!! Yay!! Spring is peeking here - daffodils are up and that's a cheery site! LOLz on getting items you sent back in another swap - it happens, I try really hard not to reswap too many items cause I'm terrified I'll send something back to the person who sent it on in the first place lol!
ChristineMartinez rated for Springtime ATC on Mar 19, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the fun card and extras! Happy spring!! :D

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on Apr 14, 2021:

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Thank you for the beautiful pages for the USA Mystery Supply swap. Your stencil prints came out so well. And I look forward to using the ATC size paper.

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:

halloween

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

anrtist on Apr 19, 2020:

Hi Karen! Just stopped by to say HI! Blessings, cc

dcp0112 on Nov 17, 2019:

WOW WOW WOW! I absolutely LOVE the Egyptian cards you made! That is exactly what I was hoping for and more!! I will be keeping these in my special folder!

Kokoxo on Oct 28, 2019:

Karen!~ These postcards are beautiful! Thank you for finishing these PCs so perfectly! AND for the extra goodies! I hope you see you in another swap soon 🌸

xoxo, Koko

CurlyTea on May 20, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Sherry71 on Dec 22, 2018:

LunaMoody on Jul 2, 2018:

Hope you are having a great summer.

Happy 4th of July

Lisa

CurlyTea on May 21, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

LunaMoody on Jan 2, 2018:

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