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Last Online: February 17, 2017
Birthday: November 2
Country: United States
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About Me

I am still trying to figure out who "me" is, whenever I think I might have figured it out I realize I have changed again and need to work on it some more LOL! I am married and have one adult daughter. I love my computer and the friends it has enabled me to make - swapping is just one of the things I enjoy doing, reading is another hobby I really enjoy. I am also an avid baker and recipe collector I enjoy crafty things but it seems my muse has gone on an extended vacation :( Recently I have taken a beginner sewing class and LOVED it. I am interested in learning more and trying some patterns. I have started geocahing too and love finding small interesting things to put in for other cacher's to find.

Favorite Music

I listen to a variety of things but mostly I like oldies and classic rock. I love TSO and enjoy musicals too!

Favorite Television

I like to watch the Big Bang Theory (it makes me laugh something I don't do often enough!) Then of course there is Grey's & Scandal which I also enjoy.Another one I dvr is Parenthood although it is getting a little soap operish which I am not liking.

Favorite Crafts

I love rubber stamping (when my muse is cooperating!) and I guess you can say I am a paper addict since I just seem to want every pretty paper I see and often have a hard time saying NO. I especially love mat stacks like Basic Grey (my most FAV!), Paper Studio and Die Cuts With a View in the smaller sizes like 6x6 or 4x6 since I use them for card fronts and layering. I have really been stern with myself and not bought new paper trying to use what I have and it doesn't even look like I made a dent in things LOL!

I am a new sewer and am enjoying practicing and making simple projects right now. I have done some table runners and pillows so far. Taking a class soon on a little hipster purse so looking forward to that. Would love simple patterns to try to follow. Also would enjoy fabrics to play around with.

Things I like

*funky socks :) this is my first love LOL! but no toe socks please.

*Doodle Factory by Starving Artistamps

*brads and charms

*rik rak & ribbons - all colors and sizes!

*Glues - Tombow Brand and double sided tape mostly but am open to try most any!

*Patterned Paper (Basic Grey is my most FAV!)

*handmade items are always intriguing! Especially knit or crochet items as I can't do those crafts anymore. Would love some dish cloths, pot holders or a pair of socks and am open to setting up private swaps for them!

*hot cocoa (regular and flavored) NO coffee I do NOT drink it at all

*CHOCOLATE!!!! he he

*Pampered Chef clips

*Scents I like are Vanilla and florals, for instance I like Gardenia and Sweet Pea and I have several Scentsy pots in my home.

*I like baking so cupcake liners, cup cake toppers & decorations (especially handmade ones), mini bread loaves liners or other baking necessities.

*new to sewing so would love beginner patterns and samples as well as one on one swaps to try new things. So far I have only completed a table runner LOL! Buttons and Ribbons for sewing too would be fun.

Washi tape would be fun so I could decorate some of my stuff up at the office and make it not so boring :)

Please no...

*plastic pieces parts - I don't use them and they just end up collecting dust. I am not into the big and bulky embellishments or additions.

  • I am not really into making ATC's anymore so torn out things from magazines, books and such are of no use to me either.

*I also don't care much for glitter. (glitter glue ok but messy glitter - not so much- lol)

  • I am NOT a knick knack collector - I am trying to simplify my life collections right now and don't need to really add anything else.

Favorite Books

Since getting my Kindle in the Spring I have been reading like crazy! There are tons of freebies out there and I have tried many new ones I wouldn't of probably picked up otherwise.

Would really like to read the next book after Foundling it is by DC something or other LOL if you know the book I am talking about and want to swap please PM me so we can set something up!

I like Sue Grafton and have read all the way up through P.

Felicia Mason I just read Sweet Devotion - very good :) What happens next?!?!?!?

Other authors I like: Mary Higgins Clark. James Patterson, Joanne Fluke, Nancy Mehl, Carl Hiaasen willing to give most any mystery author a try

Darn I can't think of the author but they are cooking mysteries and the main character is Goldie - she is a caterer.

Really anything is fine though - I like to READ :) Keeps my brain agile LOL!


1.) Nice is Good (International) - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/14408

Flaked on by: Heather C. (Just For Now)
from AU Last online 1/11/09 http://www.swap-bot.com/user:JustForNow

2.) book of the month - July(us only) - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/17856

Flaked on by:Candi Risley (candir 1970) She was the Swap Hostess from KS User Account has been deleted. http://www.swap-bot.com/user:candir1970

3.) Stamped Images #6 Spring - Stamped Images #6 Spring - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/28231

Flaked on by: Karen Marie (KarenMarie) Last Online 9/13/09 http://www.swap-bot.com/user:KarenMarie

4.) Just Stuff V - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/43226

Flaked on by: Danna Williams (DannaMichelle) Partially Suspended ~ Last Online 11/14/09 http://www.swap-bot.com/user:Dannamichelle

5.) Book of the Month March - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/55559

Flaked on by: Tina Smith (TinaS) from TX http://www.swap-bot.com/user:TinaS Last Online 6/10/10

6.) March bookcrossing.com swap - http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/55708

Flaked on by: Kristin Jorgensen (Tsarina) From Norway Partially Suspended ~ Last Online 5/10/10


I would love to get tried and true recipes from anyone :) I am happy to set up private swaps if you want to or just trade via email. Guess it all depends if you want rated or not LOL!

I am really working on building up a good assortment of freezer recipes so I can make dinner quickly. I do short bouts of OAMC meaning I am more apt to do a 2 week version or a one meat version than a whole month at a time LOL!

I recently did a chicken session and then went and bought 5 lb of ground beef and did a mini session. So far so good! I would love more recipes to try using beef as this time the theme was mostly Mexican.


cynaemon rated for Cup of Tea and an ATC on Nov 21, 2014
halewis1213 rated for Stocking Stuffer Theme swap #1 on Sep 28, 2014
Comment: Thank you! Can't wait to open it at Christmas!
Response: you have more willpower than I LOL I had to open mine when I got it :)
Comment: Thanks so much Karyn, I really love everything especially the cow coin purse and the stamp transfers:)
CRAFTiiChrissy rated for Cute Socks Swap #2 on Apr 29, 2014
Comment: thank-you very much I love the socks especially the ones with the little butterflies,, too cute
Comment: Awesome parcel arrived!!!! Thank you it was so much fun opening it and looking at everything, trust me I will use it all!!!! Hope we can swap again soon.
pamelaz rated for Fuzzy Fun Socks on Feb 23, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the fuzzy socks, they will keep me warm and toasty! <3
cgoltz rated for Random Act of Kindness Challenge* on Feb 23, 2011
Comment: Received your package. Love the different things you gave me to do. The homemade cards are gorgeous if you made them. Love all the ideas and can't wait to get started :0 Happy swapping!
cgoltz rated for Book of the Month (February) on Feb 23, 2011
Comment: Thanks for the book. I have never read anything by her before so it will be good to see how she writes. Yes, its funny that you got my name for both swaps:)
Comment: Thank you for the great pattern paper, and for the larger size.
Comment: Tooo cute!!
Response: so glad you like it that one was hard to part with :)
loriallen rated for Swap a Romance Novel on Feb 12, 2011
Comment: I got it so quick and it looks great!!! Thanks!!
Comment: Thank you for the book and cute bookmark!
Comment: Thanks! I LOVE Calvin and Hobbes! Always good for a laugh! And special thanks for the card. I will certainly check out the blog tonight after I put the kiddo to sleep! :-)
Comment: Thank you for the very nice hedgehog and Seattle bookmarks. I like looking at them on my desk.
Comment: Thanks for the stickers! Can't wait to send these back!
cgoltz rated for Book of the Month (January) on Jan 25, 2011
Comment: I received the book yesterday. Haven't read anything by him before so it should be interesting.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful recipes! I can't wait to try them! :) Cheers!
Comment: the bingo cards did it!!! thank you
Comment: This should be an entertaining read on a cold winters night ! thank you very much.
shelbi12 rated for Whatever Swap Quickie on Nov 12, 2010

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Candyn29 on Dec 7, 2014:


cherrihurt on Oct 30, 2014:

Wow Karen!! Thank you so much for all the amazing ATCs you sent my way. My son helped me organize them...I finally have enough to organize lol! Sending you a treat :-)

LoveToCraftInAZ on Sep 29, 2014:

OH MY GOODNESS! Thank you so much Karyn! I can't believe how many ATCs you sent!! I am so delighted! I see several that I would love to add to my collection! Lots to have on hand for Angels and swaps! You are a sweet heart! I was picking out some goodies for you this am. I will get your Thank You out this week! Thanks again! You are awesome! Hugs! 1,000,000 hearts! <3 :)

LoveToCraftInAZ on Sep 22, 2014:

Just stopping by to say hi! I was looking over your profile to see what you might like. I will get some stuff together for you. Thanks for swapping some ATCs with me! I am excited to trade! Have a great week! Lisa:)

PinkMudd on Feb 4, 2011:

Glad you signed up for my RAK swap!! I hope you have a lovely weekend :)

Skye2006 on Feb 12, 2010:

Hello, This is "Skye2006" from swapbot! mabuhay from Philippines.

visit my blog on postcards and places: http://enajpostcards.blogspot.com

I already have followed you :D

hollycm6 on Oct 19, 2009:

Welcome to the Chocolate Lovers' Recipe Swap!

CDonovan on Sep 7, 2009:

you are a truly wonderful lady!! Receiving that little bottle in my mail absolutely made my day :) ive had a rough time of it recently and that perked me up completely. My friend also thinks its quite spooky as ive just finished reading wuthering heights lol... kindered spirits! If i cud rate you i would give u full points and 20 hearts :) xox

jandcmom on Jul 1, 2009:

Thank you for angeling the Stamped Images #6 Spring...They are great.

plaidgiraffe on Jun 28, 2009:

Thanks for your kind words on my profile. Its been rough but time allows everything to move on. Moving forward is all I want to do. I hope I will be welcomed in future swaps. I just posted a link to my PictureTrail, which displays some of my recent ATC creations. Take a look. I value your opinion and hope to be swapping w/ you again, really soon.

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