Swap-bot Time: March 31, 2020 10:23 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2020
Last Online: March 30, 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


sjbult rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap on Mar 31, 2020
Comment: What a neat idea to do a theme with the ephemera! The bird pieces are so cute. It was a joy to look through. Thank you so much for some extras too.
479homesteader rated for Let's send flower postcards! on Mar 30, 2020
Comment: Beautiful PC!
simcoe54 rated for 2020 PC Series - March on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Great postcard choices. Thanks
nannydino rated for Let's send cat postcards! on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Hi PaperProf thank you for the Christopher Arndt cat illustration postcard. Nothing is so cute as a little kitten,, this one looks like he's wearing white knee socks lol Happy Spring swapping Be safe. peace love light
Tricia22 rated for Let's send cat postcards! on Mar 26, 2020
Comment: Thank you, Hope your doing ok, I’m staying home and reading a lot
Murmuration rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #2 on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you for all of the lovely ephemera! I absolutely love the postcard, the playing card and the shaped paperclip!
Comment: Thank you Carolyn for the Ship, Movie, & president PC's. You have a wonderful day & stay safe.
lmacdavis93 rated for VS: Fabulous Ephemera on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Carolyn: Thank you so much for the fabulous bundle of ephemera I received from you. I love it all! Aren't the old advertisements fun to read? I will have so much fun with all of this - thank you for a great swap!
e2java rated for Hot Air Balloon MailArt on Mar 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. Your decorated envelope was fun and I loved the ATC. So beautiful. Also - the hedgehog note card is very cute. I have note card envy now :)
Comment: thank you for the cat cards! I really like how creative these ones are!
Comment: Hello Carolyn and thank you for the wonderful selection for Spring PC's swap. I esp. love the squirrels & rabbits PC's.
LadyLore rated for CHWH ~ Postcards with quotes #2 on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: I loved my fox postcard, thank you!
Kokoxo rated for SMSUSA: Pick 5!! on Mar 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you! ~ I love EVERYTHING and can't wait to put it all to great use <3
meeltje57 rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #2 on Mar 20, 2020
Comment: Don't you doubt for a second this swap doesn't match up. It does more than that. You choose the perfect awesome items for me. It inspires me more than I can tell you. So carefully made, makes me wanna start on a new project right away. It was great swapping with you. Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you for the pretty cactus postcard.
Marin rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 17, 2020
Comment: PaperProf, Just got you letter today. I just wanted you to know that it came in a Damaged In Handling In The Postal Service Envelope, and nothing that you thoughtfully sent me made it. What did make it however is the letter front everything else was torn off. So I can tell from the front of the envelope that you really put effort into your letter, and in light of the current climate with Covid-19 and the fear-mongering, don't worry about remaking the letter. Have a safe however long this lasts, and hopefully we are in a swap again!!- Marin
Response: Sorry that happened. Thank you for being understanding.
Comment: Great selection of postcards! I feel LUCKy to have been your partner 😁 Thanks and best wishes, Mar/skinny52
Cindymt rated for A Note For You # 33 on Mar 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
mailsbyjah rated for Stuff the Mailbox #22 on Mar 12, 2020
Comment: Your mail really made my day! ♡ If I could give another heart, I would!! I'm so happy!! The space stickers are so beautiful!!!! Also the kawaii pink memo pads and stickers ♡ Thank you so so so much!!
oldsoul rated for Cat illustrative postcard swap #3 on Mar 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you Carolyn, I enjoyed your cat postcard as much as the cat on the postcard!

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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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