Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2022 3:28 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2018
Last Online: June 24, 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.

💌🥰 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. 💌

Much time can be spent on creating and mailing a swap. A prompt rating is appreciated…if nothing else, I know the swap was received.

NEW FOR 2022

Following Marguerite Miller’s Collage Challenge.

Trying to step out of comfort zone to create things I have never tried before.

Use what I have!


Maps- like the Rand McNally kind or state maps or world maps from an atlas. I don’t need huge pieces…just some cut aparts. I have some in a scrapbook pad but they’re just not the same.

I would love to receive items in the color yellow! Scrap papers and ephemera would be so great! My yellow supply is almost nil.


*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.


Comment: Oh, I do love your altered playing card! It is amazing! Thank you so much...and for the pretty flower stickers.
Wended rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #16 on Jun 17, 2022
Comment: What a beautiful collage…I absolutely love it..Thank you..
Response: I struggled with it too so I’m happy you liked it. Sometimes the mojo slips away! 😂
rkassman rated for YTPC: Quick Ephemera Holder USA on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful little ephemera holder, I love the pink/moth/rainbow theme and all the little goodies. <3
Response: You’re welcome and many thanks for joining in my swap!
Comment: You did an AMAZING job with these paper bag pockets! You are inspiring me to create more and practice my crafting skills-- you are so talented and I am in awe of your art from this swap <3 Sending love!
Response: Awww! Thank you. I love collaging. I will be making more as they are so easy and versatile. Thanks for joining!
Shellyr rated for EPUSA: Floating Pocket on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Gorgeous picket. Thank you.
AZmom875 rated for EPUSA: Collaged Paint Chip on May 31, 2022
Comment: thanks for hosting this swap. I loved what you sent. Great art.
Response: You're welcome. Had to send along a zebra theme. I’m so happy you joined in!
Wended rated for YTPC: Mini House Shaped Booklet USA on May 28, 2022
Comment: Hi Karen. I absolutely love your mini house booklet. The papers you chose were perfect. I too struggled a bit, but was pleased with my final product. Nice swap.❤️
Response: I’m so relieved you liked it. After all my misses, I was hoping it would be ok. Thanks for giving it a try!
Barbara rated for EPUSA: Altering This or That on May 21, 2022
Comment: Whenever you are hosting a swap, I take a look and am so happy to sign on. Thank you for the lovely guest form. I will use it for a journaling card and keep it in a side envie in my writing journal. My game card supply was running low too. I hope you are doing well and wish you a restful summer. Thank you Karen!
Response: You’re kind words mean so much. I love seeing you join in my swaps. Happy summer and see you in the next swap!❤️🦋🌸
user2148 rated for YTPC: 4 Slot Paper Pocket USA on May 20, 2022
Comment: So sweet!! I love the smaller size and how many beautiful things you packed into it! Just gorgeous!! I love this swap! ❤️❤️❤️
Response: Oh, that’s me! Make it, then stuff or embellish to the max. Sometimes I can’t control myself!! Thanks for joining in. It’s a cute and easy pocket to make.
kendall rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art # 15 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Karen, the collage you sent is more than lovely. It's beautiful and I thank you for it. I really do love animals. I mentioned that in my profile so I wouldn't get any with big eyes saying take me home. I'm going to edit that out if I can. I do appreciate all the supplies. They most certainly will be used. Thank you so much. It was a delight to get your collage.
Response: You are so sweet! I worried after I put it in the mailbox, so I’m happy you liked it. Thanks for joining in what has become one of my favorite swaps to host!
JanHardt rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #14 on May 18, 2022
Comment: Love the card! Thank you for the extras. I especially like the many mushrooms you sent — I have a thing for them, for crafting, and for eating! Great swap.
Response: You’re welcome! I used to eat mushrooms, but for some reason I have become a bit paranoid about eating them. It’s silly, I know! Thanks for joining in the swap!
wincejl rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #13 on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the adorable pocket! I love it! What a great idea!! Thank you also for the swap tags! I love Kristie's Printables! It's a pleasure to have you as a partner as always!
Response: You’re welcome. A special thank you for always supporting my swaps. I so enjoy you as a partner and swap friend! 🌷🥰
Cgscdy rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #14 on Apr 26, 2022
Comment: Tysm for the collage and goodies. Very unique swap glad I joined ❤️
Response: I’m happy you joined too. I found that making the cards is very relaxing. Please watch out for the next one!
starmccoy rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #13 on Apr 21, 2022
Comment: Thank you 💕
wincejl rated for EPUSA: I have never made…#3 on Apr 12, 2022
Comment: I love it!!! I completely understand the challenges you wrote about in your note and I felt much the same way! I totally love how yours turned out! Thank you for creating it for me, and for continuing to stretch us all in our creativity though this series!
Response: You are just so kind! It was a challenge. I wanted my girl to be looking sideways and I couldn’t find one. I think they’re pretty when done. You are always such a wonderful swap partner! 🥰🌷
Comment: Nicely done. Thanks a bunch!
michlove rated for YTPC: Three Pocket Flipbooklet USA on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: I love this adorable spring themed flipbook. Thank you. The charm is the cutest touch. All the goodies and stickers are fabulous. Thanks so much for hosting and sending me this stellar little happy mail. :)
Response: I am so pleased that you liked it.I love the newness of springtime! Thanks for joining my swap! 🌷
Comment: WOW what a great little package - so much fun to explore the pockets and folds. Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome. I hope you didn’t mind the animal theme, but those were just so cute. Thanks for joining! 🌷
Comment: Very nice. I like the selection of envelopes you used and the vintage feel..thank you for a lovely swap..❤️❤️❤️
Response: You’re welcome. I had fun decorating them!
Comment: Thank you so much for the great altered playing card & extras! I have never seen playing cards thay big, thank you for sending some. I will look for the swap that you mentioned.♡ Have a wonderful day!
Response: You’re welcome. Join in if you can!

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RiverTopanga on May 29, 2022:

May RAK #5 - Regal Frame.

Thank you so much @papertreasures17 for the lovely frame die set! I did not expect it to be so larger! I can't wait to try it out!

toni on May 24, 2022:

Thank you so much for your most generous RAK of beautiful stickers! Especially love the bird/butterfly stickers.

katjl on May 23, 2022:

Thank you so much for the lovely stickers I received for May RAK #1 Full Sticker Sheets. I love them all.😍

BusyB on Apr 30, 2022:

Thank you so much for the generous box of goodies I won! Can't wait to start using these in my makes. Ideas swirling around already. I will see you in the swaps soon. :) RAKS Only April Goodie Box

colleenbUSA on Apr 29, 2022:

Thank you so much for the RAK of Full Sticker sheets from RAKS Only USA!

chimerix on Apr 12, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great cling stamps. I will use them with love! Aloha!

April RAK #3 Quickie Acrylic Stamps. Draw/ First to Respond

sleepykitty on Apr 10, 2022:

Thank you so much for the Petaloo flowers for the April RAK you did for RAKS ONLY USA. I love them and used some immediately in my collage! 💜

Zefaniya on Apr 1, 2022:

Thank you very much for the RO March Wish! You are too sweet!! Those little llamas are so cute! Have a great weekend!

Panda1122 on Mar 31, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great RAK Box of Goodies. It arrived today and is indeed happy mail 😊 Everything is lovely!! 🌹🌹🌹

BusyB on Mar 22, 2022:

Karen thank you for the cupcake die! I love this and it will make some cute cards! First time seeing this brand too. RAKS Only USA March #3

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