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KarenLaneWV

KarenLaneWV
Date Joined: December 22, 2012
Last Online: January 20, 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

JJcrafty rated for COVID lockdown Ephemera on Jan 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you. I love the leaves you drew on the envelope.
chimerix rated for Christmas Ornament with a Twist on Jan 16, 2021
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Comment: I absolutely LOVE the ornament you made! It is so creative. What a wonderful little dream catcher for my tree. Aloha!
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Comment: Hi Karen, Thanks so much for the cute pockets made from playing cards! Also, thanks for the cute goodies stuffed in the pockets. In general, I like swaps involving pockets, they're just fun. Havent made them from playing cards before. Great idea!
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Comment: Your pockets are pretty - thank you!
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Comment: Lol, your box of gloves that your magpie journal came in had me cracking up! My favorite is the magpie nest drawing that you did! I appreciate the journal very much thank you!
howdyholly rated for Easy Junk Journal Mini Album on Jan 7, 2021
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Comment: I love it! Really like the lace on the front. And the goodies! Oh my! Thank you!
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Comment: I love everything about my pages!! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the cute projects, I especially love that snowman deco :) Happy New Year!
arystotle rated for Book Pages Swap 📖 🖋✨ on Dec 14, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for all the different pages. The drawing on the envelope is wonderful.
bostianh rated for LSRUS-6 things for fun#3-USA on Dec 7, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the variety of goodies and for the extras. It was a well received swap and I love all of it, thank you.
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Comment: This was an awesome envelope to open, great stuff thank you.
twileteyes rated for Book Pages Swap 📖 🖋✨ on Nov 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the great variety of papers! I love the old journal pages!
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Comment: Great job, Karen. Thanks for joining my swap and the "words."
Ace330660 rated for USED postage stamp RAK on Nov 18, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for commenting ! Good Luck !
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Comment: Thank you so much for the flat mail pocket and butterflies. So, so lovely. 💕
fairyduster53 rated for Vintage Christmas Ornament on Oct 31, 2020
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Comment: Love the vintage ornament!! Thank you!!
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Comment: Super cute and creative flip book! Thanks!
Eulegirl rated for LSRUS: USA Warm Your Heart Swap on Oct 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely, warming things! It was cold enough to wear the hat today, even though I only went to take the compost. I love it! I love the purple socks! And the fun tea. Thank you for all of it!
kromo rated for MJS: Magpie Journal 2020 #3 - US Only on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Wow! This journal is plum full. It will take me forever to see all the add ins. Thank you. This is definitely a magpie journal.

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Comments

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:

LunaMoody on Dec 14, 2017:

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