Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2022 8:53 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2018
Last Online: January 19, 2022
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.

1/2022 The start of the new year has brought with it many challenges. I have not been feeling myself since October. Doctors see that I suffer from anxiety and immediately write my symptoms off with no further investigation. It’s so frustrating. I would appreciate any prayers sent my way. 🙏🏻❤️

💌🥰 I need to send out a huge “Thank you!” to all the participants in the swaps I have/am hosting. I appreciate each and every one of you also enjoying what I like to create.

I try to run most of my envelopes with postal approval, but if I ever send a swap and there is postage due...please, please let me know. I will promptly send stamps to make up for the postage due. 💌


*Reading -My favorites authors include: James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, and Kristin Hannah.

*Gardening - I had the best flowers ever spring/summer of 2020.

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


*ATC’s ❤️

*Dies in general❤️

*Tag books/flips

*Tags in general.

*Altered paper clips


*Mini pocket letters

*Small item paper crafting like boxes, tuck spots

*Mini journals and flip books ❤️

*Pocket projects❤️

*Altered playing cards ❤️

*Faux postage stamps ❤️








*earthy tones

Lately I have been leaning towards much more muted colors...naturals, earthy, woodsy, mauve, lavender, pale blues... rather than super bright colors.


*woodsy animals🦌







*spring and summer


*mini anything


*ATC’s and Altered Playing cards

* snippets - fabric and paper bits

*embossing folders

*mini envelopes

*stitching on paper

*die cutting

*mixed media










*tiny envelopes and pockets


Anything goes here!

JUST FYI’s: *When swapping tea I prefer fruit flavors, vanilla, chai.

WANT TO LEARN: *water coloring *bead tassels

NOT SO CRAZY ABOUT: *Harry Potter *Disney *Mystical - except for mermaids *Creepy crawlies *Gothic *Skulls *Steam Punk

WATCHLIST *Outlander ❤️ *The Last Kingdom *Law and Order - all *British crime series on Netflix * Soaps - Young and Restless, Days of Our Lives, Bold and Beautiful (guilty pleasures) * Yellowstone ( best tv show ever) ❤️ * Bull * Period films on Netflix * Old classic films on TCM * Enjoy pro football

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

PLEASE DON’T SEND *Religious brochures *Candy


*Any vintage/shabby washi…I would ❤️ those washi samples!


*Vintage anything

*Postage stamps - used

*I’m really not picky and enjoy anything that I receive!

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

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.


AnitaHames rated for USAPC: Regency Letter / Ephemera on Jan 14, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the letter and the lovely Regency items. I like how your paper was aged, and your seal was pretty.
Response: You’re welcome! I’m liking the wax seals. Just ordered two new ones. Thanks for joining in.
Ace330660 rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #11 on Jan 13, 2022
Comment: I love your card ! Perfect for this time of year. Thanks for the extras as well. What winter paper pad did you use?
Response: I’m happy you liked it. The paper pad is by Authentique and called Solitude. Since I started collaging, I keep every little piece of scrap from collections just for my index cards. How about those spatters? Geez! I wanted dots not a wind blown blizzard! 😂 Thanks for joining in!
Comment: I love what you sent. Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome. She took on a life of her own, for sure!
Poeprincess rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #59 on Jan 3, 2022
Comment: Oh, so sweet! Love your elements, too. Thank you for the extras!
Response: You’re welcome. I really enjoy the challenges of these ATC’s.
Comment: Thanks so much for the adorable journal, extras, and note! 😊 This was a really fun swap..Merry Christmas 🎄
Response: You’re welcome. Happy New Year,🎉
Barbara rated for USAPC: Altered Christmas Notecard on Dec 16, 2021
Comment: Hi Karen, thank you for the beautiful note card. Your art always has the elements I see on youTube! I am looking forward to the ideas on your list for future swaps. Merry Christmas!
Response: You’re welcome! Happy Holidays! See you in future swaps! 🎄🎄
Begokschaf rated for EPUSA: Two Easy Pockets on Dec 16, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much!
Response: You’re welcome! Happy Holidays!
Shiraz rated for USAPC: ATC from Recycled Xmas Card on Dec 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks Karen for the r3ecycled ATC and the goodies. Your Act was lovely - I liked the pink theme - especially pretty and different for Christmas. Thanks much.
Response: You’re welcome! Happy holiday season and a Happy New Year!
Sequoia183 rated for YTPC: Tags w/Stamped Images on Dec 7, 2021
Comment: I love these it was fun trying to coordinate my stamps
Response: I know I don’t use my stamps as often as I should so this swap was fun.
wincejl rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #9 on Dec 6, 2021
Comment: This turned out so great! Thank you! I am loving this series!
Response: I’m having fun with it too. Nice to try new techniques. Posting new one soon.
Comment: Thank you your very lovely pocket. and goodies. The tags are great too. Have a happy holiday.
Response: You’re welcome. Happy holidays to you as well! 🎄🎄
Comment: Oh, Karen, what wonderful package! Those 2 pockets are just beautiful; I will be hoarding the rose-themed one FOREVER ;+) And that deer charm on the neutral one is just beautiful. Thanks, too, for the sweet packet of extra goodies, the gorgeous pink Christmas card, and your lovely note. I treasure your friendship and hope the coming year is good to you, my friend.
Response: You’re welcome, my friend. We have formed a very special friendship here. May your holidays be blessed and happy! 🎄
Comment: Thank you. Love the ornamant
Response: You’re welcome. Happy, happy holiday season to you and your family! 🎄
Comment: ❤️❤️❤️Absolutely Gorgeous!! My favorite Christmas card by far! Everything about it just screams Christmas- from all the bling and charms to the generous inclusions and papers used. Stunning! Thank you so very much! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: I am so happy you liked it. The one I received was gorgeous too! Thank you so much for joining in. 🎄
DollyDotBoo rated for USAPC: Diecut Cookie Exchange on Nov 22, 2021
Comment: I love what you sent and all of the extras. I love the shaker most of all.
Response: Youre welcome! I had so much fun making the sweet goodies. Thanks for joining. Happy holidays season! 🦃🎄
Comment: Hi Karen and thanks so much for the adorable collage index card! Your idea to make it look like a Christmas package is brilliant and I love all the embellishments and trims and papers that you used for this. Lots of fun and so Christmas-y! And many thanks for the extra goodies - love the little deer ATC cards and the tags!
Response: You’re welcome. I am pleased you liked what I sent. Thank you so much for being a part of our little collage series. Happy Holidays! 🎄
ellie rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #9 on Oct 22, 2021
Comment: I love the way you did this index card collage thanks for all the work you put into it.
Response: You’re welcome. So happy you liked it. Thanks for joining in on the swap too.🎃🍁
Comment: Hi Karen--the APC you sent is absolutely lovely! You are also so thoughtful for sending me stamps with state names--I appreciate it so much! -k
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for joining the swap. Heart is so thoughtful ❣️
shirleyinCA rated for YTPC: Easy Triple Pocket USA on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: What a terrific pocket! Wow, so well designed and loaded with wonderful fall ephemera! I wasn’t brave enough to try a topper with a pocket no less! It is just gorgeous. Thank you for a great swap.
Response: So happy you liked everything. Thank you for joining in my swap and the heart makes me happy.😀
Comment: Hi Karen and thanks so much for the Poe and Raven ATC - I love it! Just perfect background for your raven and Mr. Poe and the other little embellishments that you added. And thank you so much for the extra goodies - I don't have anything like them so they will be a lot of fun to add to my Halloween stash!!
Response: You’re welcome. I enjoyed the challenge on this one. Thanks for allowing me to go out of the sleeve to create the door effect!

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OrigamiGrace on Dec 10, 2021:


AZmom875 on Oct 23, 2021:

grammypammy on Sep 17, 2021:


Enjoy your day!

Hugs, Pam

Kirkdebb on Jul 31, 2021:

Thank you soooo very much for the gable box dye cut! I got to go with my daughter's to our church's girl's camp and I made cute boxes filled with treats for each girl. I have lots more ideas of how to use it in the future! Thank you for an amazing RAK!!

JuneRosebud on Jul 30, 2021:

Thank you so much for the July RAK Bows By The Dozen RAKS ONLY USA; very cute!!

JuneRosebud on Jul 20, 2021:

Karen, Thank you for the July RAK #3 Paper Tole Die Cuts. Wasn't really sure what to expect but they look really fun!! RAKS ONLY USA

Highlander18 on Jun 29, 2021:

Thank you so very much Karen for the June RAK #2 Pink Pillow Box Kit - I love all the items you sent - wow - Happy mail for sure!

mejulia on Jun 28, 2021:

Thank you for the great RAK, it arrived today.

phillaine on Jun 23, 2021:

Thank you for the gorgeous array of embroidery thread you sent me for your June RAK (#4)-- such beautiful colors! ♥

colleenbUSA on Jun 19, 2021:

Thank you so much for the embroidery thread RAK!

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