Swap-bot Time: January 19, 2022 8:36 am


Date Joined: January 19, 2008
Last Online: January 18, 2022
Birthday: November 19
Country: United States
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I am

I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, and a paper artist. I love art journaling, collage, bookmaking, zines, and letter writing. I enjoy altering books and searching thrift stores and flea markets for cool paper ephemera to use in my projects. Creating art postcards, splattering paint, and crafting with my kids are my between art time fillers. Our family homeschools, and we LOVE it!

I ooks

Books on journaling, art journaling, zines made by you, journals made by you, altered books made by you.
These days, I don't get a lot of opportunity to read simply for pleasure, but, when I do, I enjoy well-told ghost, booger, or apocalyptic tales.
Some all time favorite reads, the ones I can and do go back to again and again...

The Bible
The Stand, Stephen King
The Life of Pi, Yann Martel
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Dr. Dolittle, Hugh Lofting

I also have enjoyed some graphic novels, such as
Y: The Last Man, Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra
Anya's Ghost, Vera Brosgol
Revolver, Matt Kindt
Page by Paige, Laura Lee Gulledge

The close pairing of story and illustration in graphic novels appeals to me!

I rganizing

One of my main personal goals is organizing my craft room. I love to hear about other folks unique, clever, and thrifty strategies for organizing their tools and supplies. I really enjoy giving new life to furniture pieces and odds and ends that I already have or that I can acquire inexpensively at thrift stores or yard sales.

I rollecting

  • unique buttons
  • rick rack
  • art rubber stamps
  • stationery
  • note cards
  • cigar boxes
  • lace
  • trims
  • sentiment stickers
  • art postcards
  • tobacco cards
  • rhinestones
  • interesting illustrations from old books
  • ledger paper
  • graph paper

I otifs

For stickers, artwork, rubber stamps, stamped images, postage stamps, collage images....anything I can use in my paper art, the following themes or motifs I am always collecting.
* gnomes
* domestic ladies of the 1950's
* crows
* owls
* cutsey flowers * doodled/zentangled shapes
* vintage themes
* mushrooms
* suns
* anatomical drawings/illustrations
* vintage cameras
* mandalas
* snail mail theme
* birds
* nesting dolls/Matryoshka doll
* cutesy houses
* quirky sayings: I currently have a few rubber stamps that I use all the time... "Unfit for Human Consumption" "Guilt-Free Mail...No reply expected" "Psychic Dominance" "Don't try this at home" "Evidence of Art"

Inspiring Artists

Charley Harper - Love his style, colors, and how he creates his subjects using the simplest of shapes without you feeling you have lost any detail.
Beth Krommes - This woman creates magic with scratch board. If you haven't visited her website, you creative world will get a whole lot bigger when you do.
Vera Brosgol - Love her illustration and tale in Anya's Ghost.
Marissa Falco, aka Miss Sequential - Her zines are ALWAYS a delight!

Irivate Swaps

I would very much enjoy doing a private swap. I would like to swap one of my handmade items for one of yours...preferrably a different genre. Things I could make for you would be handmade cards, art postcards, zine, journal, altered book, or a collage.
I'd gladly do a swap for a fellow paper lover....some stash for stash.
Zines? What are we waiting for?! :)

Iwap Philosophy

I swap because I enjoy making special packages for someone. To brighten someone's day gives me alot of pleasure. If you do not recieve a swap from me, contact me as soon as you think there is a problem.
Also, as a courtesy to your fellow swappers, please rate your received swaps. If you don't rate me, it will leave me confused and fretting...worried that you didn't receive your special mail. :) Swapping is friendly! Swapping is fun! So, let's share the joy!


If you enjoyed the beautiful drop caps used on my profile page, then check out Jessica Hische's Daily Drop Cap. She's beautifying the internet one capital letter at a time.


jaimierandolph rated for Upcycle a Notecard on Feb 10, 2021
suepier rated for Anything Goes PC Swap #1 on Mar 10, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard.
Comment: What a lovely letter and sketch, as well as all the stickers! Thank you ✨✨
Lablauri57 rated for I'm Ready For Spring on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies, I really like your doodle work!
Response: So glad you liked your swap! ;)
wordlesspoetry86 rated for Postcards With a Prompt #74 on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: Neat postcard.
Response: Glad you like it. :)
SpookyMom rated for Random PC Swap #2 on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the postcard! It made my day a little brighter! Loved reading everything you wrote, thanks so much for reading my profile. Your card made me SO ready to garden, I’m doing a salsa garden this year!!! ❤️💌
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! I hope your salsa garden flourishes!!!
Sarah90 rated for Farm Chat: Sarah90 and Smallwood on Jun 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the swap! :) I really enjoyed reading about your life and family. Love the pictures. :)
Response: So glad! Loved your swap, too. Thanks for sharing!
zombiina rated for Simply Send a Postcard USA #2 on May 9, 2019
RooBaRoo rated for Letter based on 10 postage stamps on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Hey, Kay! Thank you for this awesome swap! It was fun & VERY pretty, & fit the swap-spirit to a t! I can imagine that your art journals are a treat for the eyes! Wow! another frost before April! i wish you luck with the roses! I'm a beginning gardener ... I have lots of pots on my balcony, but no ground space - & right now intent on keeping my foliage plants alive, & getting my climbers to climb :D Hey, don't apologise for books! I am sure you use them when their reading value is over ... thanks again for the ... truly a pleasure of a swap! Nice to know nuggets about you! I'd love to reply you, but someone just told me to underpromise & overdeliver!
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap! It was a fun one to put together. I love your bit of wisdom about under promise and over deliver. I want to adopt that!
Daithra rated for Letter Writing- Unusual paper choice on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Really enjoyed reading your letter as I was drinking my morning coffee, and going through all the goodies!
Response: So glad!
annim rated for Letter Writing- Unusual paper choice on Apr 23, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much. I enjoyed reading your letter. The envelope was opened when it arrived but I don't think anything had fallen out. :)
Response: Glad you enjoyed the letter! Sorry it tried to escape! Sending you a PM.
Kraftylady777 rated for 10 Truths and 3 Lies about Me on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much. I love your answers
Response: Glad you enjoyed them!
MsMarvel rated for 10 Truths and 3 Lies about Me on Apr 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: Thanks!
LadyCyr rated for My 1st pocket letter on Apr 19, 2019
Comment: I loved all the cute papers you chose to put in your pocket letter thank you
Response: Glad you enjoyed it!
iheartushi rated for Homemade Postcard Swap on Apr 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your lovely homemade postcard.
Response: You are so welcome!
Ilovemybabies7 rated for 10 Truths and 3 Lies about Me on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: I only guessed one of the false ones...fun swap
Response: So glad you enjoyed it!
1koolkrafter rated for 10 Truths and 3 Lies about Me on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: I loved your answers! You are a very interesting person...lol... A few that I thought were lies were actually true!!!
Response: Ha! Glad you enjoyed the swap. Thanks for joining!
Comment: Thank you so much for my gorgeous postcard, I loved it so much <3
Response: So glad! Enjoy!
toni rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-April on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Love the stitched postcard! Good luck finding a place near Austin. You have been here in the summer I hope as it is quite hot.
Response: Glad you enjoyed your postcard. I have experienced a little of Austin’s summers. Ours here in MS are quite hot, too, so maybe it won’t be such a huge shock. :)
Leekoba rated for 10 Truths and 3 Lies about Me on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: You've done a lot of interesting things!! So funny how you met your husband! I hope your move will go smoothly, i've been here for 4 years now! Thanks for hosting this swap, happy swapping :D
Response: So glad you enjoyed the swap. Thank you for the move well wishes!

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Lishmo on Apr 25, 2019:

My condolences for your Father's passing. ((Hugs)) I am touched by your offer of prayers for my son. You are very thoughtful, and they would be much appreciated.

CaseyErin on Feb 25, 2019:

I got your letter in the mail today. It was very sweet of you to send. Thank you! I loved reading your list.

pickleme on Apr 26, 2013:

Thanks for angeling the Homeschool Swap! You have inspired this mom, the artist and the adventurer. We had airplane and dough creations within minutes of opening. Thank You!!

indygirlfriend on Apr 25, 2013:

Missing you! Hope you are well!

kingm21 on Apr 20, 2013:

Thank you so much for the surprise envie filled with destash goodies! So much cute stuff! xx

LisaLuEulalie2 on Mar 30, 2013:

What a sweetheart you are! Thank you so much for your wonderful letter and the lovely little zine! Just seeing the envelope in my mailbox made my day.

IdlersDesign on Mar 26, 2013:

Ohhh I also received a card from Niles; he's quite a handsome guy :-P

kingm21 on Mar 24, 2013:

Ok, so I received the most amazing postcard today from Niles today. You have quite a handsome typewriter if I may say so! You seem to be having a blast with it. It's giving me the urge to hunt down my own vintage typewriter!

snailmaillover on Mar 22, 2013:

Guess who I heard from today? You'll never believe it!!! NILES! :)

anandatashie on Mar 4, 2013:

Kay, what kind of glue / adhesive do you use? :)

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