Swap-bot Time: February 21, 2020 11:29 pm


Date Joined: February 12, 2015
Last Online: January 5, 2020
Birthday: September 11, 1963
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Carla, I live in Northern Wyoming with my guy. I have two grown daughters, and no pets. I am recently retired, and loving my new small town life.

I am really into:

  • reducing, recycling but especially upcycling! see my blog for ideas
  • tea, kombucha, spices
  • cooking whole/local/organic foods including vegan and vegetarian even though I'm not either
  • crochet, knitting - even though I don't read patterns :(
  • reading fiction, poetry, watching "foreign" films, documentaries
  • colors: white, gray, little touches of red, cobalt or turquoise

Favorite Music

Podcasts - I really like listening to podcasts, my favorites are This American Life, Serial, TedRadio, The Read. I'm trying to think of a way to fit this into a swap!

Latin Music - I love folk music from Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Bolivia - my favorite is Mercedes Sosa and the soundtrack from the movie Frida.

Pop - I like Adele, Dixie Chicks, Sara Evans, Stevie Nicks

MUSIC I WANT: * I really enjoy "mix tapes" of your local or favorite music!

Favorite Books

I have always loved to read - I find that I get sucked into the internet a lot lately and want to get back to reading more regularly. It seems to me that online reading is making me have a shorter attention span, and I don't like it!

Books I've loved: * Anything by Isabel Allende, Annie Proulx, Maya Angeolou or John Irving * Cold Mountain * Not a big self help reader, but I really enjoy everything written by Gretchen Rubin, and follower her podcast - The Happiness Project

BOOKS I WANT: * Outer Order Inner Calm - Gretchen Rubin

Favorite Movies

I don't have cable but I do have netflix and I love watching movies!!! Some movies I've really loved: * Amelie * Frida * Bridges of Madison County * Oh Brother Where Art Thou * Sophie's Choice * Super 8 * Sense and Sensibility * Whale Rider * Rabbit Proof Fence

I also really enjoy documentaries, my most memorable ones are: * My brother's keeper (the one that started it all for me) * Cutie and the boxer * Grey gardens * Making of a murderer * 13th

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy making little pocket sized scrapbooks when I return from a big trip. For that I like various washi, stickers and beautiful ephemera.

I like to crochet and knit, using soft, natural yarns. I can't read patterns and would love to learn.

I like to try my hand at shabby chic style, and have redone various pieces of furniture.

I love to camp in my 2017 [email protected] camper and am still outfitting it some. I try to keep it simple but am still looking for twinkle lights, a pretty oilcloth table cloth or other nice little details.


I love food and snack swaps - I enjoy pretty much everything, but especially like ethnic or local foods, snacks, spices and sweets. I like spicy, sweet, and a mix of sweet and savory. I like gum, candy, cookies, chocolate, chips, crackers, mints - especially anything local (can't say that enough!).

I really enjoy cooking and would love you to share a favorite, fast, amazing recipe (nothing that starts with a can of creamy soup, or a bottle of italian dressing or other premade stuff).

I generally keep to healthy foods but am always up for a treat! I don't drink coffee, but love tea, cocoa, and other variants.

I'm interested in

World religions - I grew up Catholic, and enjoy the occasional prayer card or medallion, but don't want to be inundated with religious stuff. I am however always interested in religions of the world.

Nature - I love the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, camping, and generally learning about nature. I am always bringing home a cool rock, twig, moss or shell from my forays. If you have something cool in your area, I would love receive it - a giant pinecone? some lichen?! yes please!!


I would be so happy if I received:

Fun pair of socks (I dress pretty plain, but love fun and colorful socks. I'm ok with used so long as it's clean! send me those crazy socks you don't wear!)

Hair related items - headband, hair tie, pins, clasps.

Lip stuff - I don't wear a lot of makeup, but enjoy lip gloss and chap sticks.

Bath related things - salts, oils

Nail polish - clear, skin colored, gel pink

See above in Books and Movies section!

A-Z Likes (I had fun with this!):

A- arrows, antlers, altered...books, playing cards, etc

B-bird cages, barn wood, burlap, book pages, bus tickets, butterfly

C-Cobalt Blue, Circles, chipmunks, calico, coral color, camping, cherry blossoms, castles, clouds

D-dots, driftwood, dragonfly

E-ephemera, embroidery

F- Ferns, feathers, Frida Kahlo, foxes, folk tales

G-gingham, gray, golden books, Georgia O'Keefe

H-handmade paper

I - irises (flowers)

J- Jelly Beans


L- labyrinth, lace, loteria, Lincoln (president), llama, lemon

M-mountains, moss, muslin, moths, maps, mint


O-organza, old books

P-poetry, papel picado, postage stamps (used)

Q- Question mark, Quotes


S-spirals, seersucker, snails, silver, snowflakes

T-trees, turquoise, Talavera

U-umbrella motif

V-vintage, valentine's day

W-washi, Wyoming!

X- heliX, teXtiles

Y-yodeling, yarn, yelp reviews, yoga, yucca plant, yurts

Z-ziggurat, zippers, zodiac, zigzag, zydeco


Stuff I'm NOT into:

Anything that says or looks like it should say "Diva"

Animal print anything

COLORS: Neon, primary, pastel

Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse, Dora, Superman or any other "character" stuff. No Kawaii.

Vampire, Manga, Disney

Anything sports related, no team stuff at all!

Nothing scary please!

I love paper!!!

Because I haven't set up a permanent art space, I have focused my efforts on paper-crafting (it takes up relatively less space). I would love to receive or trade any of the following: - washi tape, especially neutral tones, natural colors (coral vs red; forest green vs kelly green) nature themes - REAL ephemera (definition: memorabilia, typically written or printed paper, that was originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.). Maps, interesting printed programs from museums or galleries, used postage, old letters, old report cards, etc. - stamping supplies (ink you don't like, stamps you no longer use)


Reisegern rated for Linoprint Postcard on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely package, it arrived today :) I really like the card you made and it's a wonderful idea to send half-finished cards for completing them, I'm looking forward to doing so :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed! I think it's funny that both of us had our mail returned for more postage.
Rosa1 rated for Carla and Rosa private swap 1 on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful journal for me to work in! Also love the envelope of extras ~ I am trying to get back into "arting" ~ thank you again for your patience with me...
Kathy821 rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: It was a great idea!
Patsy rated for Mail Tag Swap #4 on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the items, I love everything. Although I have lots of magazines I don’t have time to cut out pics. These will come in handy. 🌺
Response: Am glad you liked everything. I tried to find as many things as possible based on your profile. Glad it got there safely.
rareroocrafts rated for paper napkin beauty on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely napkins and other lovely bits in the swap 😊
Naya rated for paper napkin beauty on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely goodies. I love all of them:)
Response: that was fast! I'm kind of surprised! I'm glad you like them, let me know if you're interested in a one on one swap. Thanks!
Ace330660 rated for paper napkin beauty on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for the items ! I liked the pocket you made in the Asian style ! Perfect ! What a fun swap !
Response: You're welcome, I thought you'd like that Asian envelope when I looked through your profile.
Magenta3 rated for paper napkin beauty on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the goodies.
cynaemon rated for Keys in Trees on May 25, 2019
arimails rated for Keys in Trees on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Very nice key, best of wished on your travels !
PeliKat rated for Keys in Trees on Mar 29, 2019
Comment: Carla, I love the sparkles you put on your key! I hope you have a safe trip and some wonderful adventures along the way. Thanks for sharing!
Rosa1 rated for Springlove- Two Sheet Journal on Mar 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much & message me when you return ~ I'd love to do a month journal trade!
Response: That would be awesome!
porpie5 rated for Keys in Trees on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Such a pretty key! I hope you have a wonderful time!!!!
Comment: Carla, thank you for the postcard!
Comment: Thank you for the extra special swap! I love all the goodies! You sent all of my favs in one box - beauty, sweet treats, crafty stuff and things I can use everyday (like the super cute pink bento snack/lunch box!) I'm so excited to use everything. Thank you so much for everything you sent... I love it all! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Response: Glad it arrived swifly and that you enjoyed! That place overwhelmed me and I agonized a bit so it makes me happy that you're happy!
lovetherain rated for SoCarla and lovetherain on Oct 27, 2016
Comment: Carla, thank you so much for such a wonderful and thoughtful swap! I really love everything. When I saw the purse, I got so excited, as it resembles Collins purses which I collect (lol good thing we live in TX, as I see them all over the place). I loved the travel design, it's so 60s! The scarf is so pretty, and I really love the little poodle brooch. I'm adding it to my treasure box of vintage jewelry. I'm looking forward to trying the tea tonight. Thank you again!
Response: Wow, it made it there so quickly! Am so happy that you got it all intact and that you are enjoying it. Happy Swapping!
Jmitchell8814 rated for Six for Summer! on Aug 26, 2016
Comment: Hi Carla! Thank you so much for the lovely package!! I love the soap your niece made and my husband can't wait to try the spices :) I'm going to take time to read the book and nibble on the popcorn. Oh, and that little blue vase is adorable...I love everything!! This was a fun swap!!
Response: Funny that we both sent popcorn! I also loved our swap and look forward to another one sometime :) Enjoy the book and your weekend!
sixaguilars rated for Washi Swap - US Only on May 13, 2016
Comment: Of course I loved the tapes!! I don't have these ones and they're great👍🏽. Thanks for reading my profile to know what I'd like😍
Leekoba rated for Washi Swap - US Only on May 11, 2016
Comment: Hi! Thanks for the lovely washi and card with the little dragon on it <3 Happy swapping :D
Comment: I have that book on my bookshelf! And I read another of his and loved it. How lucky you are to go to Hawaii! I will have to get that one off my bookshelf!

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rayce on May 7, 2016:

Hello SoCarla! Welcome to Swap-bot and thank you for joining my Washi Swap. Happy swapping :)

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group!

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