Swap-bot Time: December 5, 2023 3:53 am


Date Joined: July 21, 2010
Last Online: November 19, 2023
Birthday: January 8, 1984
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Kim. I'm an Elementary art teacher. I enjoy ceramics, collage, painting, and glass arts. I also enjoy spending time with my children Sophie and Alex.

Here's what I like:

I have an odd obsession with collecting little bits of things and displaying them around the house and my "studio hut" in little jars.
Here's a sampling of things I collect and treasure:

  • Glass Marbles
  • lucky stars (the origami type)
  • acai beads and other natural beads
  • glass beads
  • scrabble tiles
  • game pieces
  • origami paper
  • metal jacks
  • felt food
  • polymer clay charms
  • cabochons
  • bread tags
  • buttons
  • colorful plastic bags (to make plarn with)
  • Lego bricks

Here's what I don't like:

I'm not picky but there are things I don't exactly care for:

  • The generic stuff that lines the shelves of Wal-Mart and the dollar store. It's not that I wouldn't appreciate or that I don't have my share of practical/generic items around my house for everyday use but, it's just that these things aren't interesting to find in the mailbox.

  • Disposable items. Let's face it, there's enough in our landfills without me having to add to it with everything I use.

Favorite Books

Non-Fiction arts and crafts books, especially vintage copies of crafting books.

Children's books and picture books.

Favorite Colors

  • Blue (Any Shade)
  • Lime Green
  • Teal
  • Bright Orange
  • Brown, Gold, Avocado and Rust Orange (Used Together)
  • Primary Colors (used together)

You can't go wrong if you send me something colorful!

Hobbies and Interests

  • Soap Making
  • Clay and Ceramics (I just purchased a pottery wheel and I'm working on saving for a small kiln!)
  • Collage, Mixed Media and Art Journaling
  • knit and crochet (especially working with Plarn)
  • Journaling
  • Pen-Pals
  • Writing Short Stories
  • Small DIY installations and tinkering projects. (Some of the projects I have successfully completed are a play kitchen for Sophie out of old nightstands and a wooden bead maze made with rubber coated wire hangers and a wooden base.)

My Family

I have two children Sophie is almost nine and Alex is five. I also have three cats and a flock of chickens.


I like:

  • kinder surprise eggs (I can't get those in the US!)
  • fruity candy
  • trying international foods from other countries
  • herbal teas
  • coffee


LavenderSprinkles rated for August AI Short Story Swap on Aug 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for hosting this swap. I really enjoyed it. Your story was great. I found the cat story to be unique. I miss my cat her name was Frisky.
lob rated for August AI Short Story Swap on Aug 17, 2023
Comment: I love the cat and the whole story. Thanks for sharing!
Comment: great pictures!!
krspellman rated for Your Month in Pictures July 2023 on Aug 8, 2023
Comment: Looks like you are having a lovely summer!! thank you so much for the fun pictures :-)
Comment: Hello 👋 thanks for the beautiful pictures. The waterfall looks amazing. Happy Swapping ☀️
shiggy rated for July AI short Story Swap on Jul 22, 2023
Comment: I really enjoyed the battle between Amelia and Morgana. Thank you for your nice story:)
jxss rated for July AI short Story Swap on Jul 14, 2023
Comment: Very entertaining! Thanks for sharing!!
alihagerart rated for AI-Generated Short Story Swap on Jun 17, 2023
Comment: Such a good story!! Thanks! I never thought of using AI to help with story writing.
AnDark rated for 3 Teabag Swap #4 on Mar 23, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the teas
MuggleMom rated for CPG TECHNIQUE: Qtip painting - US on Feb 25, 2023
Comment: Welcome back to swapping!! Thank you for the Qtip art - you went big and it was probably the best decision. Qtips art was harder than I gave it credit for, lol!! Have a wonderful weekend. xxMuggleMom
Comment: Thank you! I love the green one w the fringe! :)
fortannam rated for Just Randomness on Feb 13, 2019
Comment: Great variety of stuff! And extras! Thanks!
Jsereg001 rated for Mystery Swap #1 USA on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the goodies!!!
hg08 rated for My Sewing Package on Jan 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you
earthnk rated for Slivers & Bits: A Soap Swap on Nov 17, 2018
Comment: Got your swap today. Thank you for the soaps. They look amazing and my first lather up will be with your charcoal bar. Thanks again for a fun swap😀
cbzcando rated for Artist Trading Coins (ATCoins) on Aug 3, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the cute summer coins and foreign coins, too! Have a great weekend :)
hamolla22 rated for Something Very Special on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for your kindness! I love everything 😊❤️ A very special package truly! xx
Johkup rated for 3 little soaps on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Lovely soaps!
Johkup rated for 3 little soaps on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Lovely soaps!
Johkup rated for Handmade soap on May 4, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the soap. It smells good :)

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CurlyTea on Jan 8, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

BlueberryLady on Jan 14, 2018:

Belated Birthday Wishes ! !

CurlyTea on Jan 8, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!!


rngstgstll on Aug 14, 2016:


Welcome to ZMACS!

RyeRye on Jun 23, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

chaari on Apr 27, 2016:

*Just Because**

Thanks for being a part of my group! :)

BlueberryLady on Jan 3, 2016:

Just wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday a couple days early so I wouldn't forget... Hugs and Smiles..! !

ladybugluvsstuff on Aug 5, 2015:

im looking for you tag received, thank you for the awesome ladybug atc I luv it, its so unique and unusual and also its the very first one I got from someone else , I hope to aquire a collection of ladybug atcs. Also thanks for the awesome stickers!

anrtist on Apr 18, 2015:

Welcome to the APDG ~ Group!

I just posted a BAOBAB Tree themed swap ;-)
They are beautiful! It will be a fun pic swap too.
You may host some group swaps now too if you please!
ENJOY the Group!
Blessings, cc

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