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Date Joined: March 22, 2009
Last Online: December 31, 2018
Birthday: February 14
Country: United States

Favorite Crafts

I love anything paper, but especially journals & collage, scrapbooking, watercolor painting (still learning!), all paper crafts and photography. I love art journals, ATCs, keys, souvenirs and anything vintage. I have always done variations of "junk journals" or smash books.

LIKES: - ribbons, yarns & unique fibers - all kinds of embellishments - papers & magazine scraps for collages - decorated envelopes - museum postcards - note cards - vintage photos - unusual photographs or photos that didn't turn out quite as intended - black & white photos - like to try to recycle items in clever ways - international "stuff" - foreign coins - foreign language newspapers/magazines - buttons, lace, sewing items - romantic vintage look - quotes - florals - bold geometric designs

No, Thank you.... - anything "too cutesy"....a little is OK - Disney related items - not too much light pink or light blue (in moderation for certain things...)

About Me

I work in leadership development creation and recently finished my doctorate degree. In my free time I enjoy gardening and our lake cabin. I love anything French and enjoy traveling, especially internationally, which I don't do nearly enough!

Favorites -- art, architecture, ephemera, making stuff! I enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and finding great wines to enjoy with dinner.

Favorite Colors: - Green - rich earth tones (brown, gold, green, red, etc.) - muted earth tones

I also like paisely, victorian floral prints, cottage prints.

Favorite Books

I have zillions of craft and art books and I really do read all of them.

I love vintage books -- the more unusual the better!

Favorite Television

I like tv, but I'm one of those people who end up falling asleep on the sofa if I watch too much! My current favorite show is "This is Us". I enjoy a little HGTV and the Food Network. I'm a big Minnesota Twins baseball fan and watch lots of their games on TV.

Favorite Music

Eclectic taste in music -- look at my itunes and you'd find a WIDE variety of music! - 70's rock n' roll - soft rock - Jewel - Edwin McCain - Bon Jovi - Billy Idol - Bob Dylan - Lady Antebellum - Johnny Cash

Favorite Movies

The sappier the better.......or old movies........or French flicks and independent films. I prefer to spend my limited free time crafting!


midteacher rated for Talk a walk series- February on Mar 20, 2018
Comment: It seems we both trudged out after a snowstorm to capture the beauty of the aftermath! The little garden statue with the snow piled high on top of its head is my favorite. If I made a journal page with it I will try to send you photos. Thank you fro joining the swap. Hope you join in April!
Comment: Thank you for the nice handmade envelopes, and for including a pretty flower photo notecard (your photo). I'll find someone special to send that to. :)
angeness rated for WIYM: Cover My Envelope Swap! on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and all the goodies! You did such a nice job, I really appreciate it. :)
elinor rated for WIYM: I love snail -mail supplies #4 on Feb 3, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the envelope of goodies. I don't really do any mail art but I'm sure I can find a use for the pretty papers :)
Queensmiley2530 rated for Craft Destash #3 on Jan 29, 2018
Comment: Thank you
mgallardo68 rated for Napkins to Decoupage on Jan 24, 2018
Comment: Beautiful assortment of napkins. I love them ALL but the paper you used to send them, is AMAZING! Beautiful flowers I am ready to re-purpose!! Thank you so much!!!!! Lovely swap!
Bananers rated for Napkins to Decoupage on Dec 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such a great selection! I love each and every one of them!!
Trinketgyspy rated for Craft Destash 11/11 on Nov 22, 2017
Comment: This package amazed me at the amount of awesome items I received.
Comment: WOW IS ALL I CAN SAY!!!! I immediately began crafting!!! Thank you!!!!!!! ❤❤❤
Wanderingslug rated for Vintage Ephemera Envie on Oct 28, 2017
Comment: Such a fun package to open. Favorites were the envelope, topomap envie, salmon labels and floral postcard. Thank you!!
joaj rated for 5 Different Junk Journal Item Swap on Oct 27, 2017
Comment: Wow, what a brilliant swap. Think you may have misread the swap instructions, it was 5 items, not 500 !!! :-) Not that I'm complaining. I had so much fun going through everything. Felt like the goodies would never end. Did you take the photo on the card yourself? It's gorgeous and I love all the snow :-)
Fenix825 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #6 on Sep 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the great assortment of goodies! Can't wait to use them to craft with!
Comment: Thank you very much for the note cards, teas and used vintage USA stamps :)
Jess79 rated for WIYM: Mail Call: Fourth Quarter, 2015 on Dec 21, 2015
Comment: WOW!!! Thank you for such a thoughtful envie of goodies! Love all the note cards and new doodle tools. Thank you! Happy Holidays : )
Artsynerdgirl rated for SS: Photo Notecards: Q4 2015 on Dec 15, 2015
Comment: Lovely cards! You even sent a peony, one of my faves. Thanks so much..... they will be hard to use. I want to keep them for myself!
Luvslife3 rated for Flat Envie of Smash Bits #5 on Dec 14, 2015
Comment: Wow! Carol, I had so much fun going through this envelope of goodies!! I feel like I have seen the book that you took the pages from with the long nosed elvin people..what is it?? The ATC blanks are much appreciated and the lucky penny is cool!! I loved exploring through all the different envies inside. Love the Lisa Frank invite...haven't seen one of those in forever!! Thank you so very much! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!
leid82 rated for Flat items(international) on Dec 10, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the big envelope! Liked all items that were inside. :) happy swapping.
Comment: Thanks for all the goodies - now I just need to make time for my smashbook!
rivermaiden rated for 3 things in an envelope #1 on Dec 1, 2015
Comment: thank you!
Camiliann rated for EJ: Ephemera destash October (10) on Nov 24, 2015
Comment: Fantastic items...love em all

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blockstar on Oct 26, 2012:

I wanted say again, how much I love the photography cards you sent my way in the Blackout Poetry #4 Swap. Your photography is absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing with me :)

craftychick on Sep 8, 2011:

Came home to a wonderfully decorated envie with my Round Robin pages in them. They are terrific. Thanks for the additional information and for finishing the backs of them so beautifully. They are a wonderful addition to my book!

SherriB on Aug 10, 2011:

Whooo! Fabulous page for my nature book round robin--I love it! Thank you so much! And thanks for all the wonderful extra goodies you sent me--I just about drooled as I went through them! :) Where-ever did you find the papers/images/bird notecard/envie? They are quite lovely.

meej on Jul 15, 2011:

Thanks so much for the awesome Forest pages for the Art Book RR! Beautiful photos and gorgeously presented. And the Tree Crazy book is cool, very unique.

thanku4Being on May 9, 2011:

Well you sure did make my day! How wonderful to come home to find your special surprise in my mailbox, and I'm so pleased to get the chance to see your talent... You are a collage magician--great stuff! Truly, thank you so much for this kindness.

stephiedee on Apr 4, 2011:

Thank you for the beautiful surprise ATC I got in the mail today! I love all the textures and bright colors you incorporated - great work. It's wonderful knowing I did a good job picking things out for you. Thank you!

yogag33k on Feb 8, 2011:

Thank you so much for being my angel for the journal swap! I keep your journal on my desk it is THAT beautiful. I certainly wasn't expecting a work of art, but it truly is! Thank you so much again :) Namaste

TeaNi on Sep 29, 2010:

And I totally forgot to mention the lovely envelope you sent your amazing photo cards in; love it!

Tynkerbelle on May 1, 2010:

Thank you so very much for the beautiful photo journal!! sending BIG {{huggss}} & lots of ♥♥♥♥'s cause you are the best!! Anyone that gets you as a partner should be excited and anxious to recv a heartfelt swap.


lovestosew on Jan 25, 2010:

Carol- I almost forgot....... Thank you, Thank you, for the cute heart pins! I've never seen those before!

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