Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2024 9:50 pm


Date Joined: January 11, 2020
Last Online: October 15, 2021
Birthday: November 21
Country: United States

About Me

Hi. My name is Carolyn, and I currently live in Peoria, IL. I am an educator in my 40’s. I’m married and have 2 cats. Cosmo is a black cat, and Cleo is a tabby.

I love paper of all sorts...especially vintage. I’ve recently started art and junk journaling, and I am looking to build my stash of paper, ephemera, and crafting/art supplies.

Favorite Crafts

  • Junk Journaling

  • Art Journaling

  • Planner Spreads

  • Watercolors

  • Lettering

  • Coloring

Things I Love

I've seen these lists on others' profiles, and I thought it would be fun to try.

A: Art, Autumn, Astronomy, Astrology, Affirmations, Artifacts, Authors

B: Birds, Books, Book Pages, Bookmarks, Bees, Botanicals, Buddhism

C: Cats, Chipmunks, Coffee, Chocolate, Chapstick, Constellations, Coins, Castles

D: Deer, Doilies

E: Ephemera (especially authentically vintage), Envelopes, Evergreens, Embroidery

F: Forests, Foxes, Fairies, Flowers, Feminism, Fabric Scraps, Feathers, France, Fairy Tales

G: Game Pieces, Graveyards

H: Hygge, Handmade Items

I: Ivy, Italy, India

J: Junk Journals, Japanese Stationery

K: Keys, Kittens, Korean Stationery

L: Leaves, Letter Sets, Lace, Ledger Paper

M: Mini Items, Moon, Mail Art, Maine, Mid-century, Maps, Mythical Creatures

N: Notebooks, Note cards, Notepads, Nests

O: Owls, Oklahoma, Otters

P: Paper, Postcards, Paperclips, Postage Stamps Playing Cards, Plants, Pandas

Q: Quotes, Quills

R: Rubber Stamps, Ribbons, Ravens

S: Squirrels, Stationery, Stickers, Sticky Notes, Stencils, the Supernatural, Stars, Scandinavian Aesthetic, Snowflakes, Stars, Saints, Sloths

T: Tigers, Typewriters, Tags, Trees, Thread, Tarot

U: Unicorns (fantasy vibes, not cutesy vibes)

V: Vintage Paper, Vintage Books, Virginia Woolf

W: Writing, Woods, Watercolors, Washi

X: Xmas

Y: Yoga

Z: Zen, Zodiac

Favorite Books

I’m an avid reader. I prefer nonfiction, especially essays and authors’ journals. Some of my favorite authors are Joyce Carol Oates, Anias Nin, Rebecca Solnit, and Zadie Smith, to name just a few.

Not interested in...

  • Scripture/ Religious
  • Recipes
  • Cutesy, kiddy stuff
  • Puffy or 3D Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Disney

Food and Drink Preferences

I like plain light or medium roast coffee

I enjoy most teas. I'm allergic to Chamomile.

Chocolate is great! Any kind is good, but I prefer dark.

I’m a foodie and love to try new gourmet or regional treats.

Favorite Themes

  • Vintage
  • Birds
  • Botanical
  • Woodland Animals
  • Moon and Stars
  • Cats
  • Mystical
  • Literary

Current Wishlist

I will appreciate anything you send. Here are a few items that I'm actively looking to add to my collection right now.

  • Paper Napkins (especially holiday) Flower and Bird Stickers
  • Vintage Calling Cards
  • Vintage playing cards
  • Vintage office supplies
  • Illustration postcards (non-touristy)
  • Vintage Book Pages
  • Trail maps
  • Pressed Flowers


Comment: Thanks so much for the beautifully presented envelope of goodies. I was so happy to receive it. Thanks again :)
Comment: Thank you Carolyn. I felt a little disappointed by this swap because 3 of the items you sent were plain sheets. I understand that they are old but still... I liked it, it just wasn't a swap that excited me :)
Comment: Are you serious? This was such a precious swap! The beautiful little folder to contain the supplies (which were gorgeous by the way!) right down to the water symbol on the envelope with LIGHTHOUSE stamps! Was that deliberate or a coincidence? I'm absolutely delighted, thank you so much!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely mail! <3
Comment: What a fun envelope to browse through!!! Thank you so much for such a colourful and bright swap, I loove it! Have a fabulous weekend :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the great variety of cards, I love them all! Sorry for the late rate, my mail is so screwed up and I just got it.
Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap. I loved everything.
Comment: Thank you so much for a great swap! I love all of the little details you put into a package and the fall supplies are such a great addition to my collection!
Comment: Ohmigoodness I wish I could give more than just a 5! This is such a gorgeous collection of goodies and I love the little folder you put them in! Thanks so much! 💚
captkristi rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #19 on Sep 8, 2021
Comment: WOW!!! This folder is SO cool and I just LOVE everything you picked! I can't say thank you enough. Very generous. Thank you for joining my swap. Hope to see you again.
Comment: Thank youfor the fun collection of JJ supplies - I look forward to including these in my Halloween journal!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for VES: Finances and Banking on Sep 1, 2021
Comment: Great collection of banking/finance themed ephemera! I love all of it!! Thank you so much! These swaps are just so fun! You never know what pieces of history you may run across!! xx Gabi
fortannam rated for FTLOC#1-Ribbon and Lace -US on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: thank you for the lovely selection of ribbon and lace! and the extra goodies! the whole presentation of the envelope and everything is amazing!
susieq11 rated for IFM: Vintage PC With a Quote on Aug 30, 2021
Comment: I love this postcard!!! And such a great quote - thank you very much! Hope you have a nice week! : )
amyduff rated for VES: Let's Go Shopping! on Aug 23, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the amazing paper ephemera! Love your packaging and presentation.
Nehalennia rated for VES: Spell V I N T A G E on Jun 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for your fab swap. I love every single piece of it <3
donetta rated for VC: Tiny Tag Embellishments on Jun 6, 2021
Comment: Carolyn, these are just adorable! I've already used one...big plans for the others...thank you so much for sending such cuties my way!
mjhaertling rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #1 on May 27, 2021
Comment: What a beautiful APC. The colors are so well coordinated. I love what you did with the modeling paste. I tried to improvise on that step and didn't do so well. Sorry for the late rating.
Comment: Thank you for the super fun items! I love the scissor charms! Those are so cute! Adorable children’s images as well.
PrairieKittin rated for WW ~ Fairy Postcard on May 15, 2021
Comment: What a pretty card! I'm so jealous that you've seen the gardens in Paris!! Thank you !!

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thisismeAXiD on Nov 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

chimerix on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! It's hard to believe that it is your first one ever, it is really well done. I am proud to have your first ATC in my collection. Aloha

chimerix on Mar 9, 2020:

Thank you so much for the SSM Pick 2 Tag. The playing cards are so cute and I absolutely love the vintage book pages. If I hadn't just worked a 12 hour day, I'd be crafting with them right now. Aloha

Gnoe on Mar 7, 2020:

For your laid back cat SSM postcard tag!

yvonne401 on Feb 19, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



pianoheart on Feb 10, 2020:

Thank you for the nice notebook and dragonfly stamp for the Pick 2 Forum Tag. I love them both and the botanically decorated envelope was a very welcome sight in my mailbox today :)

threelittlebirds411 on Jan 31, 2020:

You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked what I sent for the Pick 2 Tag. :) Have a lovely weekend!

user6937 on Jan 29, 2020:

Cheap Postage: Pay it Back - the tag of vintage cutouts has arrived! Love 'em :) Thanks also for the surprise Polish stamp and Spanish Euro!! Yay!

nalaqueen on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Cat items from the this or that tag!!!

Lonestarchild on Jan 21, 2020:

So cute! Love the raccoon stickies for the Animal Tag. These are so fun!! Thank you.

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