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KarenLaneWV

KarenLaneWV
Date Joined: December 22, 2012
Last Online: December 3, 2023
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 have some alcohol ink that I've played with a few times and I want to learn more about using it!

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 historical society gift shop.

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. We also have a craft and fun day at the local historical society as we have plenty of room as well as we make things to sell in our gift shop.

I live 4 miles from a 2 lane road on a 112 acre farm in central West Virginia. I have a dog named Dude (my other dog died this week; she was almost 13)...

My older 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.

Now her sister and both her husband and mother in law are planning to move into our old cabin, so it will be busy around here!

They have 2 younger brothers... this year (2022) the older one will be 17 and the younger one is 6. The older one lived here until this year, when he decided to move in with his dad. I have 2 other grandsons, who have families of their own: one has a 4 year old daughter; the other has a 2 year old son. They live in Pennsylvania.

My husband died in 2015 and my oldest son died in 2018. My middle son lives in Utah and my youngest son lives nearby in West Virginia.

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, Back Woods Home, Mary Jane's Farm, Better Homes and Gardens, 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!! I like getting print magazines as I can cut them up for collage projects. I once collaged a kitchen wall with food pictures from magazines ( my husband thought I was nuts! ) and I did a bathroom with maps ( everyone liked that project).

favorite colors

red and blue

Ratings

ultracinematik rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage #5 on Dec 2, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for all 3 b&w grid collage PCs. I like your take on it. Both envelopes are so fun! I appreciate your communication about it coming back to you, and I weighed it out of curiosity because it didn't feel like anything that warranted more than a regular stamp. It is 1.2 oz, so an extra ounce stamp sure. 93Β’ more? That's ridiculous!!
desbaby59 rated for 4 x 4 x 4 #3 on Nov 14, 2023
3
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Comment: I only received one post card there we’re supposed to be 4 I hate rating low but I just rate based on the guidelines sorry…
pbcquiltlover rated for 4 x 4 x 4 #3 on Nov 7, 2023
5
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Comment: Yes, what Lindsxxx said and I know it's not hard to misread the details, but I do love that license plate pc! Thanks for all the goodies, too! <3
5
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Comment: Karen, I knew when I saw the bears on the envelope that this was going to be a super-fun swap. Going through the variety of things you sent was a grand adventure: unique paper samples, book pages, that intriguing map, the miniature paper doll, the old calendar pictures, the tag with the star charm, and the postage stamps!! My mind is racing with all the creative possibilities. Thank you so much for making my day so bright! 🌟🌟🌟
amparolewis95 rated for EPUSA: Embellished Tabs on Nov 3, 2023
5
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Comment: Thanks for the beautiful Tabs, No punch needed; they are perfect! I Love them! -Gracias!
Sabrina573 rated for 4 x 4 x 4 #3 on Nov 1, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for the great swap. The license plate PC is very cool & I love the washi stickers. I make junk journals and can definitely incorporate the extras in a book <3
Lindsxxx rated for 4 x 4 x 4 #3 on Nov 1, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for the goodies! I love everything! I will say, the swap was supposed to be 4 postcards and 4 goodies and you only sent 1 postcard. I’m still going to rate a 5 because it doesn’t matter to me and I’m perfectly happy with what I received, but I did want to let you know.
Response: Yikes...somehow, I missed putting 4 in... I'm sorry!
carterj rated for Random Journal Swap on Oct 30, 2023
5
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Comment: Karen, I so enjoyed reading your story! Thank you so much for sharing! I have only started my journal and I wont have it finished until close to deadline, so you go girl! My middle child has goats as well!
Mistyinltown rated for Halloween Postcard on Oct 22, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you! Happy Halloween!πŸŽƒπŸ‘»
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Comment: Thank you so much for all of my Happy Happy package !! the postcards were all so cool, I love the old library one. Everything was so nice and thoughtful.
MamaKek rated for MJS: Magpie Clusters ~ US on Oct 16, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for my clusters. I particularly love the watercolor one!
dcp0112 rated for Halloween Postcard on Oct 16, 2023
5
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Comment: Loved the PC! Thank you!
RaspberryRobot rated for September Surprise Me on Oct 9, 2023
5
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Comment: Wow! Thank you for the awesome hand made journal! I love the special handmade details!
Swan rated for CPG TECHNIQUE: Qtip painting - US on Oct 9, 2023
5
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Comment: Sorry for the late rating. The technique worked really well for the landscape with the tree!
georgiafae rated for BL: Butterfly Clusters ~ US on Oct 4, 2023
5
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Comment: Great butterfly clusters and thanks for the extra tag! Has been a hot summer here-looking forward to cooler fall weather-my fav time of year. Take care!
tristitia rated for August Pocket Journal - USA on Oct 4, 2023
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing this little bit of your life with me in such an adorable little notebook :)
Burger1girl rated for Happy Scrappy Giveaway on Oct 2, 2023
5
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Comment: Ooooo so many goodies! love the variety, esp the ribbon pieces. I'm making a journal and will be using these. Thank you so very much, great swap!
Alexb rated for September Surprise Me on Oct 1, 2023
5
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Comment: Oh wow. Have been to Egypt and loved everything!
5
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Comment: Art History was one of the first classes I took in college and enjoyed it very much!
btbeth rated for Happy Scrappy Giveaway on Sep 28, 2023
5
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Comment: ty for all the bits and bobs!!

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Comments

cmalaina on Oct 31, 2022:

dcp0112 on Oct 4, 2021:

Happy Halloween!!!πŸŽƒ

dcp0112 on May 17, 2021:

πŸ™‹Hi friend!

wolfeagle on Apr 14, 2021:

ty

Thank you for the beautiful pages for the USA Mystery Supply swap. Your stencil prints came out so well. And I look forward to using the ATC size paper.

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:

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