Swap-bot Time: October 27, 2020 8:57 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2020
Last Online: October 21, 2020
Birthday: November 21
Country: United States

About Me

Hi. My name is Carolyn, and I currently live in Peoria, IL. I am an educator in my 40’s. I’m married and have 2 cats. Cosmo is a black cat, and Cleo is a tabby.

I’m a newbie and excited to start swapping. I love paper of all sorts...especially vintage. I’ve recently started art and junk journaling, and I am looking to build my stash of paper, ephemera, and crafting/art supplies.

Favorite Crafts

  • Junk Journaling

  • Art Journaling

  • Planner Spreads

  • Watercolors

  • Lettering

  • Coloring

Things I Love

I've seen these lists on others' profiles, and I thought it would be fun to try.

A: Art, Autumn, Astronomy, Astrology, Affirmations, Artifacts, Authors

B: Birds, Books, Book Pages, Bookmarks, Bees, Botanicals, Buddhism

C: Cats, Chipmunks, Coffee, Chocolate, Chapstick, Constellations, Coins, Castles

D: Deer, Doilies

E: Ephemera (especially authentically vintage), Envelopes, Evergreens, Embroidery

F: Forests, Foxes, Fairies, Flowers, Feminism, Fabric Scraps, Feathers, France, Fairy Tales

G: Game Pieces, Graveyards

H: Hygge, Handmade Items

I: Ivy, Italy, India

J: Junk Journals, Japanese Stationery

K: Keys, Kittens, Korean Stationery

L: Leaves, Letter Sets, Lace, Ledger Paper

M: Mini Items, Moon, Mail Art, Maine, Mid-century, Maps, Mythical Creatures

N: Notebooks, Note cards, Notepads, Nests

O: Owls, Oklahoma, Otters

P: Paper, Postcards, Paperclips, Postage Stamps Playing Cards, Plants, Pandas

Q: Quotes, Quills

R: Rubber Stamps, Ribbons, Ravens

S: Squirrels, Stationery, Stickers, Sticky Notes, Stencils, the Supernatural, Stars, Scandinavian Aesthetic, Snowflakes, Stars, Saints, Sloths

T: Tigers, Typewriters, Tags, Trees, Thread, Tarot

U: Unicorns (fantasy vibes, not cutesy vibes)

V: Vintage Paper, Vintage Books, Virginia Woolf

W: Writing, Woods, Watercolors, Washi

X: Xmas

Y: Yoga

Z: Zen, Zodiac

Favorite Books

I’m an avid reader. I prefer nonfiction, especially essays and authors’ journals. Some of my favorite authors are Joyce Carol Oates, Anias Nin, Rebecca Solnit, and Zadie Smith, to name just a few.

Not interested in...

  • Scripture/ Religious
  • Recipes
  • Cutesy, kiddy stuff
  • Puffy or 3D Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Disney

Food and Drink Preferences

I like plain light or medium roast coffee

I enjoy most teas, especially chai or other spicy ones. I'm allergic to Chamomile.

Chocolate is great! Any kind is good, but I prefer dark.

I’m a foodie and love to try new gourmet or regional treats.

Favorite Themes

  • Vintage
  • Birds
  • Botanical
  • Woodland Animals
  • Moon and Stars
  • Cats
  • Mystical
  • Literary

Current Wishlist

I will appreciate anything you send. Here are a few items that I'm actively looking to add to my collection right now.

  • Flower and Bird Stickers
  • Vintage Calling Cards
  • Vintage playing cards
  • Vintage office supplies
  • Illustration postcards (non-touristy)
  • Vintage Book Pages
  • Trail maps
  • Pressed Flowers


glassnowdrop rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #9 on Oct 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the happy mail! I love the items you choose and look forward to using them :) All the best!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful swap. I just loved all the details. My favourite is the adorable hedgehog postcard.
Comment: Thank you for the swap! Have a great day! Happy swapping!
dally rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #5 on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: What a wonderful package. The envie art is gorgeous, you obviously put a lot of time into it. And the contents, they're all lovely, and I will definitely be using all of them in my journals. Thank you so much!
Writercat rated for WIYM: Writing-themed happy mail on Sep 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the lovely letter and goodies, Carolyn. Much appreciated. Such a treat to get in the mail. Glad you enjoyed your hike. I have also been bike riding and taking long walks enjoying nature with my camera. Good we have these outlets to cope with everything. All the best to you! Cathy/Writercat
Comment: Thank you for the tea and cute stickers Carolyn!
TryshaH81 rated for SSM: Letter set switch #4 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Happy Swapping
Rosa1 rated for SOTM Mabon Greetings on Sep 4, 2020
Comment: so beautiful! thank you so much ;)
Comment: Love the creativity on the card! Thanks for the goodies too.
Comment: Gorgeous card ... like the arrangement of elements so much! The vintage tone was great...even the wonderful playing card perfection... thank you very much... loved the way you showcased it in the card!
Sequoia183 rated for USA Only - Ephemera Kit on Aug 12, 2020
Comment: This is gorgeous! May I ask an odd question, did you iron the white leaf ribbon?
Response: I didn't iron the ribbon. Glad you liked the ephemera kit.
rjdolphin rated for SUSA: Postage Stamp ATC on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Beautiful AtC
Comment: Thank you so much for the card will be handing him up. Loved the wasi didn't have any of these. Great Swap.
JBuchner rated for WIYM: Junk Journal Supplies #3 on Aug 1, 2020
Comment: I love all the supplies you sent and the pocket too! Thanks so so much!
Comment: Your ATC is gorgeous, and I love the window card - totally stealing that idea! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC!
Comment: Thank you so much for the fabulous swap! The washi samples are adorable!!
Comment: Thank you for envelope of assorted ephemera. 1950, you could address someone only with the name of the town and person and it reached its destination.
captkristi rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #6 on Jul 18, 2020
Comment: This was an absolutely amazing bunch of Happy Mail to receive!! Thank you SO much!! Such fun to uncover these goodies. That map is amazing and will be rally fun to use. Thank you!!
electrichaos rated for BOTANICAL EPHEMERA SWAP #1 on Jul 16, 2020
Comment: thanks for al of the flower things and the lovely packaging of it! all so pretty. :)

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chimerix on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! It's hard to believe that it is your first one ever, it is really well done. I am proud to have your first ATC in my collection. Aloha

chimerix on Mar 9, 2020:

Thank you so much for the SSM Pick 2 Tag. The playing cards are so cute and I absolutely love the vintage book pages. If I hadn't just worked a 12 hour day, I'd be crafting with them right now. Aloha

Gnoe on Mar 7, 2020:

For your laid back cat SSM postcard tag!

yvonne401 on Feb 19, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



pianoheart on Feb 10, 2020:

Thank you for the nice notebook and dragonfly stamp for the Pick 2 Forum Tag. I love them both and the botanically decorated envelope was a very welcome sight in my mailbox today :)

threelittlebirds411 on Jan 31, 2020:

You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked what I sent for the Pick 2 Tag. :) Have a lovely weekend!

user6937 on Jan 29, 2020:

Cheap Postage: Pay it Back - the tag of vintage cutouts has arrived! Love 'em :) Thanks also for the surprise Polish stamp and Spanish Euro!! Yay!

nalaqueen on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Cat items from the this or that tag!!!

Lonestarchild on Jan 21, 2020:

So cute! Love the raccoon stickies for the Animal Tag. These are so fun!! Thank you.

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