Swap-bot Time: September 25, 2023 6:08 am


Date Joined: September 25, 2010
Last Online: January 22, 2021
Birthday: October 6, 1977
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi I'm Kim. I started here on September 25, 2010 and I love it. I'm also a postcrossing-addict (www.postcrossing.com) and BIG Etsy-fan.

I'm 37 and I'm a Kindergarten teacher, a creative journaler, a painter and I'm learning to work with clay.

Since april 2, 2011 I have my own art studio to give journaling, painting and ATC workshops in Weesp, a small town in the Netherlands. The Studio is in a BEAUTIFULL 150 year old fort.

I LOVE snailmail and recieving packages in the mail. English is not my native language - so if anything isn't clear - or if you just have a question - feel free to ask!

Some of the places I have travelled to: Paris (lots of times), Stockholm, Prague, Dublin, Canada (for a wedding, Orlando USA (for a wedding), Uganda (to visit a volunteer friend - WOW!).

I will ALLWAYS finish the swap I sign up for. If you don't receive a swap from me, please let me know before rating me, so I can do something about it. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!

Favorite Music

I love most kinds of music, I'm a big fan of Lisa Loeb and other singer-songwriters.

Favorite Books

I read just about anything, but no mystery.

I love
Anne Tyler
Virginia Woolf
and will add more later...

I wasn't much of a fan of fantasy - well with one exeption - I LOVE David Eddings. But lately a friend of mine is lending me books in the genre - and I'm learning to like it.

Favorite Movies

Anything with a happy ending :)))
It HAS to have one, or I won't like it.
I'm starting a list I will keep adding to:
America's Sweethearts!!!!!!!!!!
Erin Brokovich
Notting Hill
En Enchanted April
Charlot & Charlotte (tv-film, never on dvd, which makes me SO sad)
Merlin (Disney)
Mama Mia (with the Abba songs)
Pride and Prejudice (the one with Jennifer Ehle) Last Holiday The Bucket List

Favorite Television

Dharma & Greg!!!!
CSI English police series

Old series, like:
Happy Days
Full House
The Cosby Show

Favorite Crafts

There are so many crafts i like - and even more I'd like to learn, like sewing.

I love:
Creative journaling
Crochet (a little)
Working with clay ATC's Zines (although I get such wonderfull ones I find sending mine a bit scary)

I recently started my own little company (www.dutchessoforange.nl) giving creative workshops in the town where I live. I'm mainly teaching painting and journaling.


Old Books
Virginia Woolf
Quotes from Books / Writers
Quotes in general
Vintage photo's
Vintage postcards
Maps / Map cards!!!!!!!!!

Tea / Teapots
TEA Flavors I like: I like most flavors of Tea, especially: yasmine, chai, lemon, mint, white flavoured, herbal, green, etc
TEA Flavors I don't like: plain black tea, strawberry or melon
Owls !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Recipes for cakes, pies, sweets
(Old) Cookbooks
Recycled paper, like from old picture books, childrens books, maps, etc.

I LOVE POSTCARDS - both naked and in an envelop I don't care, just write a lot on them. I also like double cards - they can fit more writing :) I like handmade opnes too, esspacially if there not standard, but a bit arty.

Nathalie Dee
Keri Smith
Polka dots
Yarn (green, red, orange, grey, blue, purple)
Snail Mail
Halloween (cute stuff, shosts, spiders, witches) - we don't have halloween here :(
Decorative Tape
Origami papers
Historic memorabilia
Charms / pendants
Anything colorful or Bright colors

I do NOT Like

Things that are scented, like candles or paper! I get sick smelling it.
Things with a sigarette smell!
Fluorescent colors
Anything to do with death
Uninspired Art
I like funny or sweet add cards, but not the boring stuff.

My Make-Me-A-Happy Girl WISH L

Maps - all kinds, new, old, city/country/card - anything
Scrabble letters
Sharpies, any color!!!
Things with words on them (anything: stickers, beads, chipboard, etc, etc) Your own drawings or photo's (I'd love to use them in my creative journals) Your favourite quotes


marbia rated for Do More Art PROJECT ~(^.^~) *May* on Aug 18, 2015
Comment: Thank you for sharing your work with me.
inksmudge rated for May mini zine on Jul 18, 2015
Comment: A cool zine and I loved the whole little package you put together, especially the large 'hello' stamped card. Thanks!
Lunadorada rated for Tea and a Letter on Jun 22, 2015
Comment: I just received your swap!! It took so much to reach me, but It's here. Your letter it's lovely and the selection of teas is great. I can't wait to try them! Thank you!
RETIREDARTGAL rated for May mini zine on Jun 13, 2015
Comment: a fun short story...I also have no idea how Rapunzel got into the tower...or if she ever got out...I have forgotten oops! The moral of the story of life is to go forward fearlessly and all will be fine. thanks
milamilamura rated for ISS: 3 Days of Happy Things on Jun 13, 2015
Comment: Dear Kim, thank you so much for the swap!! I only opened the first envelope of course, but looking forward to the rest! Will come back and add a comment after I open up the rest, which I'm sure I'll love. BTW, loved the envelope! I love recycled paper, and the map inside is so cute! I'll flip it and reuse it, so thanks for that too! :) Update: Thank you so much for everything!! Loved the teas and all the amazing craft supplies!!! Loved this swap!!! Thanks for all the effort you put into it and the amazing stuff you picked for me. Have a lovely day! :)
ZzMonstruozZ rated for May mini zine on Jun 11, 2015
Comment: Hey Kim! Thank you very much for your wonderful mini-zine. I really enjoyed reading your lovely story! I was living in Holland some years ago, I love storytelling and I also worked as teacher (art) some years ago, so it perfectly fits me! Good job! Have a great summer, xx Lidia
Gardener rated for BC: Fairy and Folk Tale Zine on Jun 10, 2015
Comment: You did a FANTASTIC job with the 'zine. Both the 'zine and the story were very creative. I also checked out your website, which is also very well put together. I'll be signing up for the bunting project :-) Thanks!
beenebag rated for May mini zine on Jun 9, 2015
Comment: Loved your little zine and all the extras and love the idea of including something with your swap that gets people to your website (I signed up;) and a free PDF giveaway. Seems to easy. What's your response rate? Just curious...I have a blog that I've had for years and I randomly post when I have something but I never thought about including swap partners to become part of my network:) Anywho, thanks for the great zine and love the little snail mail drawing on the envelope:) Take care.
hazelwitch3 rated for BC: Fairy and Folk Tale Zine on Jun 4, 2015
Comment: I love your Rapunzel zine -- thank you!
rebecca1975 rated for hot air balloon art swap on May 22, 2015
Comment: thank you
BlueTeaRose15 rated for LHLP:- Little happy letter! on May 20, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the cute Owl PC and the tea. I know I will enjoy trying them.
Emzycal rated for Envelope of Loveliness Round 4 on May 20, 2015
Comment: Thank you Kim! I really loved your Envie! The face masks look beautiful and just the kind I love to use. All the teas sound wonderful and I can't wait to try them. And your poem and quotes - well, I wish I'd printed mine out now! They look so beautiful and I really love the texts. Definitely deserving of a heart =) EDIT : I don't know why the heart didn't work before..
Response: Glad you liked it :) I would love it if you would give me a heart (like you said :) )
Comment: That certainly is an unusual pic for a post card! Thanks (I think!).
kalikei rated for (PCG) May - Themed (Animal) on May 18, 2015
Comment: I just love that cute kitten on the postcard you sent. So adorable! Thank you!!!
Comment: What a cute postcard! Thank you so much for the lovely quotes! <3
fineapple rated for Hand of Friendship May 2015 on May 18, 2015
Comment: Wow!!! You are so talented! Thank you your expressive hand and extras :)
Lisanne rated for 10 teas different ! on May 18, 2015
Comment: Dankjewel voor de thee, er zitten heerlijke smaakjes tussen :-)
schaefchen87 rated for the 15 questions-swap #7 on May 15, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the intresting answers. I think puttuing the questions in a pdf file is a great idea.
Comment: I was having a difficult day and then the postman came. Happy it made me too! Thank you for a lovely little collection of happy things. I will be putting a photo out on our facebook page for all to see
LucyToons rated for (PCG) May - Themed (Animal) on May 15, 2015
Comment: thank you for the cute tiger postcard :)

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RyeRye on Jul 8, 2016:

Welcome to Inspiration Station~

Hoosfoos on May 1, 2015:

Welcome to the Small Suprises group! I hope you enjoy swapping here! Lisa :-)

DreamingAries on Apr 28, 2015:

Welcome to the Friendlies :) Group! Hope you'll have fun!

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Wijkhuijs on Sep 4, 2013:

Hi, i'm so sorry i never sent anything, i couln't go online for a long long time. Health issue's and private issue's, im very sorry! Hugs Priscilla

TerryF on Jul 21, 2012:

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anrtist on Mar 25, 2012:

CONGRATS ON BEING the 3rd Member of the new Group...1 P.O.S.H.....(painters only swapping heaven) group!!!! ;-)

Madelon on Nov 1, 2011:

wekom bij de Dutch scrappers

samosa on Sep 14, 2011:

thank you for joining my 111 things iam grateful for swap...cant wait to see what you cook up!!

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