Swap-bot Time: February 20, 2024 3:20 pm


Date Joined: March 4, 2018
Last Online: January 28, 2024
Birthday: September 17
Country: United States
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I have made a very difficult decision. I will be leaving Swap-bot after my swaps and ratings are completed. I will continue crafting and creating but on a more personal level. I have received so many messages and appreciate all of your kind words and well wishes. Please message me if you would like to stay in touch! Thank you to all who have supported my swaps! ❤️

I am a retired teacher aide in junior high. I substitute teach in my local school district as often as I can. I have a B.S. in Education and am certified to teach junior high-high school. I have three children and six grandchildren. I live in a very small community, but have spent several years in Georgia and North Carolina.


To slow down when creating. I am not a mass producer. A few of something I really like is enough.

To continue to try new techniques especially with the APC swaps. I am far from an expert at distress oxides, watercolors, alcohol inks, and gelli prints, but I like making a mess trying.

I have started making my own journals, so I now have somewhere to put my swap items. New goal is to make an idea book.


*Sandy - Septeria 18

*Kelly - Root Pursuit

*Liz McGuire - buttonsforbrains

*49 Dragonflies


*Cheaply Chic - Lynette inspired me to start creating my own journals. She creates simply but very pretty.


*Reading -My favorites authors include: James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, and Kristin Hannah, Colleen Hoover.

*Gardening - Love flowers and have a small garden- mostly tomatoes.

*Shopping-I enjoy searching through craft clearance and visiting thrift and resale stores. I have a local thrift store which donates monies to homeless shelter.

*IF I COULD HAVE: I would like to own everything by Tim Holtz especially all the distress oxide colors, stencils and stamps. Oh! And his paper pads! Also, I have fallen into the Iron Orchid Designs rabbit hole. Love their transfers and molds.


*Tags in general.


*Mini journals and flip books ❤️

*Pocket projects❤️

*Altered playing cards ❤️


*Index card collage art








*earthy tones

Lately I have been leaning towards much more muted colors...naturals, earthy, woodsy, mauve, lavender, pale blues... rather than super bright colors.


*woodsy animals🦌





*mini anything


*Altered Playing cards

*snippets - fabric and paper bits

*embossing folders

*stitching on paper

*mixed media






*tiny envelopes and pockets


Anything goes here!

JUST FYI’s: *When swapping tea I prefer fruit flavors, vanilla, chai.

WANT TO LEARN: *water coloring *bead tassels

NOT SO CRAZY ABOUT: *Harry Potter *Disney *Mystical - except for mermaids *Creepy crawlies *Gothic *Skulls *Steam Punk


*I highly recommend McLeod’s Daughters. Watch all eight seasons on Tubi. Power to women!❤️❤️ *Outlander ❤️ *The Last Kingdom *Law and Order - all *British crime series on Netflix * Yellowstone ( best tv show ever) ❤️ * Period films on Netflix * Enjoy pro football

MUSIC My tastes vary, but I do not like hard rock or twangy country.

PLEASE DON’T SEND *Religious brochures *Candy



*Vintage anything

*Postage stamps - used

  • Project Life Cards - please and thank you!

*I’m really not picky and enjoy anything that I receive!

I have met some very lovely swappers on this site. Even though we haven’t met in person, I feel I have friends here. I have been given encouragement, advice, and have received swaps and goodies that have brought tears of joy to my eyes. It can be a very special place!

About Me

I love to create but sometimes have no one to share anything with so I thought a swap group would be the answer. I really am enjoying the fact that I can pick and choose my interests and when I want to swap. I love the mail when it arrives and the beautiful creations made for me. I love trying new things to create as long as I can view a picture or tutorial.


JaneInSD rated for YTPC: Stackable Pocket #3 USA on Jan 14, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous swap, as always. :-) I love the paper you chose and all of the cute tuck-ins are great. I'm sorry to see you leave, but I understand. I have your address too, so let's definitely keep in touch!!
Drea3nvy rated for YTPC: Flip Cover Pocket Insert USA on Jan 9, 2024
Comment: Thank you for your amazing resend my friend it’s beautiful! I am sad to see you go!
wincejl rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #34 on Dec 18, 2023
Comment: I love it! Thank you also for the tags you included! The Santa mailbox card is also adorable!
Response: You are so sweet and one of my favs to have swapped with. I would really like to stay in touch.
wincejl rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #33 on Dec 18, 2023
Comment: What a neat idea! Thank you for hosting this fun swap and I love how this card turned out!
Response: You’re welcome. Please stay in touch.
Piccolo rated for YTPC: Pop Up Pocket Folder USA on Dec 18, 2023
Comment: Thanks Karen! I love it. Your cardstock choices are so pretty. And it’s so neatly made!
Response: Thank you for your kind words and for joining.
Jillemina rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage #6 on Dec 15, 2023
Comment: Absolutely lovely! Thank you so much!!
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for joining!
Tara21cd rated for YTPC: Tag Pocket USA on Dec 13, 2023
Comment: What a cute tag pocket you made. Love the colors. Thank you.
Comment: Wow! Three incredibly inspired and gorgeous coin envies! Love the paper collection! Thank you!
Response: You are so sweet and patient with my debacle of the mailing. Heart is appreciated and so happy you joined.
Comment: Thank you so much, I love the rose paper you used, the teal and pink look so good together!
Response: You’re welcome! Love the paper pad I used. Thanks for joining!
Comment: STUNNING! Everything you do is so crisp and precise. AMAZING! I adore everything about them. They are so beautiful I am going to force myself to use them. I finally came to the realization that I need to use my good stuff and not hold onto it. :) I am going to start with these adorable note pads. THANK you!
Response: Your words are so kind and thoughtful. Sometimes I think I need to get down and messy grungy! You’re welcome and thanks for joining.
NJack19 rated for YTPC: Stackable Pocket Part 2 USA on Nov 27, 2023
Comment: Such a pretty pocket! Love it. The envelope was also very nice, Thank you:)
Response: So happy you liked it. I hope you are able to out a nice stack together when the series ends.
wincejl rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage #5 on Nov 25, 2023
Comment: Thank k you! I love this guy per he'd on top of the mushroom! Such a neat idea!
Response: Awww! I was being a bit cheeky with the words. You know men/women always have a different perspective on things and sometimes men think they are always right! 🤣
wincejl rated for YTPC: Folio Organizer USA on Nov 18, 2023
Comment: Thank k you! It turned out gorgeous!
Response: You’re welcome. I am a bit Tim Holtz obsessed. See you in the next swap soon!
BeckyG56 rated for YTPC: Stamped Fabric Tags USA on Nov 18, 2023
Comment: Beautiful tags, I love them! So well made, and festive. Thank you so much!
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for giving the swap a try.
lmacdavis93 rated for YTPC: Shaped Notebook USA on Nov 17, 2023
Comment: Hi Karen and thank you so much for this wonderful shaped notebook. Wasn't this a fun one? Fun to make and more fun to receive. And I love that the photo looks like and reminds you of your Mom! And many thanks also for the extra goodies - love all the butterflies!
Response: You’re welcome. And yes, these were easy and fun to make! Nice additions to a swap or journal. Thanks for joining!
Larina rated for USAPC: Index Card Collage Art #33 on Nov 12, 2023
Comment: Thanks so much for the card and all the extra goodies too!!
Response: You’re welcome! Hope to see you in the next swap soon!
Kitty2cats rated for EPUSA: Embellished Tabs on Nov 8, 2023
Comment: Hi Karen, Thank you so much for the adorable embellished tabs! They are so cute and tiny. I now have a use for all the teeny scraps/pieces of ephemera I’ve been saving. I’m looking forward to using them. Another great idea for a swap❤️
Response: You’re welcome and your kind words are so appreciated!
tristitia rated for USAPC: Altered Playing Card #32 on Nov 6, 2023
Comment: Love the green mushroom - the deck of cards you're using is pretty cool, too :) Thanks for the buggy extras!
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks so much for joining in!
hibiscus rated for EPUSA: Grid Collage #4 on Nov 3, 2023
Comment: I was in the same ( not as much purple as I thought) boat! But you found some really nice pieces!! Thank you for this lovely card .. nice sentiment and I really appreciate the purple flowers thank you so much..
Response: You’re welcome. And thanks for joining in this series.
MissAlissa rated for USAPC: Vintage Mini File Folder on Oct 31, 2023
Comment: Karen 😭this mini folder is so cute. The mini paperclip is so dang adorable. I love the lace and well, all the things! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome. Thanks for joining in!

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Christianmom on Jan 1, 2024:

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Hugs and blessings


ladydy5 on Aug 26, 2023:

Welcome to our great group of swappers. Make an Envelope. Enjoy

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