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Date Joined: July 25, 2018
Last Online: November 28, 2019
Birthday: November 7
Country: United States
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About Me

Mom and wife, vintage/antique lover/seller, bookworm, crafter, poet, and coffee addict. ☕️💕Until very recently I was a Girl Scouts co-leader for my 12-year-old daughter's troop, which was truly a joy. I work as an editor and graphic designer by day.

A - Z

A: antique, apothecary labels, astrology, Addams Family, Adventure Time, ATCs, atlases, Ancient Egypt, autumn, anatomical, astronomy, altered books, advertising (vintage/antique), Alice in Wonderland

B: Beistle (esp. Halloween), bestiaries, bees, butterflies, books (reading and as a motif), birds (owls, songbirds, ravens/crows - non-tropical birds), bizarre, bicycles, Bauhaus art, bookmarks, botanical

C: chrysanthemums, cards (greeting, playing, artist trading), charts, chess, circus, cartomancy, Christmas (vintage/antique or retro), crystals, cabinet cards, cats, coffee, cemeteries

D: Dennison (vintage, seals, labels, and gift wrap), deer, dogs (vintage or antique illustrations or photos), dictionary pages (vintage/antique), Disney (vintage), diecuts, Delia's catalogs

E: ephemera (vintage/antique), envelopes, eyes (as a motif), Easter (vintage/antique or retro), England, earthy colors

F: faeries, florals (esp. poppies, chrysanthemums, and peonies), frogs, France/French, forest, fall, fortune-telling (especially vintage and antique card decks), fairy tales

G: Gnomes, goblins, game cards and pieces (vintage), gas and oil ephemera, green (favorite color), Greek mythology, Girl Scouts

H: Halloween (vintage/antique or retro), haunted houses, Harry Potter, hot air balloons, horses, horror

I: Ireland, insects, incense

J: junk journals

K: knights, kitsch (esp. 60s)

L: laurel, letters, leaves, lithographs, labels (vintage/antique)

M: mushrooms, magic, moths, maps, mail art, masks (vintage/antique), mid-century modern, mythology (generally, Greek and Roman particularly), mermaids, Monty Python, magazines (vintage/antique)

N: 90s, notecards, newspapers (vintage/antique)

O: Occult (vintage/antique), orange (color), owls

P: paper! (vintage/antique or scrapbook paper with interesting textures/designs), postcards (vintage/antique), pixies, poppies, peonies, poetry, photos (vintage/antique), puzzles (not jigsaw, more like logic or word games), punk, pinups (vintage), playing cards, pins (vintage, political, punk), postage stamps, putz houses

Q: ?

R: Roman mythology, rebuses, rabbits, railroad ephemera, Ravenclaw, rubber stamps (not cutesy or folksy), "The Room" game series, Rusty Lake games

S: snakes, Scorpio, science fiction, 60s, stamps (postage), stamps (rubber - not cutesy or folksy), space, Studio Ghibli, Silent Hill games, shabby chic, Sanrio (90s or older), squirrels

T: tags, typography, tins (vintage/antique), tintypes, Tarot, trees, Tim Holtz

U: unicorns

V: vintage, Victorian, vines, valentines (vintage/antique)

W: winter, woodland, washi tape, wax seals

XYZ: x-rays, zoology, zombie movies, zines

Favorite Books

• Harry Potter series

• pretty much anything by Stephen King

• ditto for Neil Gaiman

• ditto Jorge Luis Borges

• tons of poetry – T.S. Eliot, Federico García Lorca, Alice Oswald, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, so many more!

• Little Women

• The City & the City by China Miéville

• the Time Quintet

• Memoirs of a Geisha

• One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

• The Sweep Series

Favorite Movies

• A League of Their Own

• Practical Magic

• Interstellar

• Arrival

• the Hellraiser series

• Amelie

• Melancholia

• The Matrix trilogy

• Pan's Labyrinth

• Ever After

I've also got some nostalgic love for a few childhood movies:

• Land Before Time

• The Secret of NIMH

• All Dogs go to Heaven

• Sandlot

• Now and Then

• Fievel Goes West

• The Great Mouse Detective

Favorite Television

• Twin Peaks

• The Magicians

• Altered Carbon

• Dark

• Adventure Time

• Stranger Things

• Daria

• Golden Girls

• Friends

• Sherlock Holmes

• Bob’s Burgers

• Futurama

Favorite Music

I love music! I like pretty much all music except I never really got into reggae. Some super faves are:

• Radiohead (OK Computer is one of my favorite albums ever.)

• Pink Floyd

• Björk

• Muse

• David Bowie

• The Smiths

• Counting Crows

• Billie Holiday

Seriously, though, I love so much music!


I'm grateful for all the things! There are a few things I don't like, but I won't hold it against you if you send them. :-) They are:

• Precious Moments

• Sports

• contemporary cartoon/kids' characters

• Superhero/Marvel/DC movies - I do like the old comics, though.


Comment: Such a splendid envelope of breathtaking ephemera. Everything you picked is so delicate, I just love it all. Great swap, thank you so much.
saturnsrings rated for Old Book Pages #2 on Nov 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely book pages, I love those large graphic black and white pages, they're so cool!
Nehalennia rated for Old Book Pages #2 on Nov 21, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing book pages you sent me. I absolutely love the variety of them <3 100 hearts for you <3
Poohtat rated for Junk Journal Pack! ✨Int✨ on Oct 31, 2019
Comment: Wow, so many little treasures in here! These will be so fun to work with. Thank you!
WanderingStar rated for Ephemera (paperswap) intl on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Yay!! Music paper!! <3 Thank you :) Thanks for all the pretty goodies and ephemera that you sent me.. that bunny playcard is adorable! And that pink and gold label is so pretty.. did you make that?
Kitty2cats rated for Altered Index Card on Sep 24, 2019
Comment: Hi Carmen, I love the collage on the altered index card! Thank you😊Also really love how you used that technique on the envelope as well, very cool!
Comment: Thank you for such a fun bundle of goodies to play with...I especially like the vintage pieces! Thank you and have a wonderful Christmas!
Comment: Thank You loved the dog seller stickers
muchen24 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 23, 2018
Pmayfield rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 16, 2018
Peaches12 rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Comment: Thanks for the goodies... Happy Holidays
Rita rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: Love the envie you sent stuffed with ephemera❤️ Big Thanks!
kmwhatley rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 15, 2018
babsohio rated for Surprise Ephemera 3 on Dec 14, 2018
Comment: I'm going to wait until Christmas to open it. Thanks a bunch!
RNRISLOVE rated for Stuff the Mailbox- Holiday Edition on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for everything.
Comment: Thank you so much! Merry Christmas!

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TC on Dec 10, 2018:

Hi Carmen, I suggest you contact admin to get your prior profile ( @powderedtoastgirl ) merged into this one. It's against SB rules to have two accounts, and you really ought to try to send the 10 swaps you owe. Good luck.

Bhindblueeyes on Sep 7, 2018:

Please rate for Instagram Junkie, completed 08/28. Thank you! :)

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