Swap-bot Time: June 18, 2019 6:49 am


Date Joined: March 4, 2018
Last Online: June 4, 2019
Birthday: September 17
Country: United States
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I am a teacher aide in junior high. I also 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 teaching.

Simple Pleasures

*Reading -My favorites authors include: James Patterson, Nicholas Sparks, and Kristin Hannah. I also do not mind reading young author selections.


*Shopping-I enjoy searching through craft clearance and visiting thrift stores.

Favorite Craft Projects *Pocket Letters *Flip Books *Loaded Bags *Loaded envelopes *Pretty girl dies *Dies in general *Cardmaking *Stamping *Embellishment boxes *Tag books/flips Tags in general *Zines *Embellishment boxes *Pinwheels *Rosettes *Shakers *Wands *Altered paper clips *Memorydex cards

Favorite Colors *turquoise *green *blue *pink *gold and silver *yellow *earthy tones *purple Least fav is probably bright orange and red.

Favorite Themes *beach *seasonal *flowers *butterflies *Paris *paper dolls *girly girl *books *rain *garden *hearts *spring and summer

Newfound Loves for 2019 *swans *coral as a color *3-D cardmaking and shadow boxes *pocket embellishment books *fabric yo-yo's *mini envelopes *stitching on paper *more die cutting - Just purchased a new Bigshot and hoping it cuts better than my Cuttlebug. *swapping more

Embellishment Loves *tags *shakers *tassels *charms *pompoms *die cuts *ribbon *trim *pearls *gems *washi *love doilies *ephemera *stickers *tiny envelopes and pockets *sequins *confetti *lace

Not Too Crazy About List *Harry Potter *Disney *Mystical - except for unicorns and mermaids *Creepy crawlies *Gothic *Skulls *Steam Punk "Over the top vintage

My Watchlist *Frontier *The Last Kingdom *Netflix series "The Handmaid's Tale *Tulip Fever *The Alienist *Way too much YouTube *Scandal *Law and Order - all *Chicago Fire *TheVoice

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

Not Interest In *Religious brochures *Herbal teas *Candy

Wish List *Postcards *Pretty papers *Love handwritten notes *A Puppy that never gets big *Vacation at the beach *Vacation anywhere *My next really good book *To magically lose weight *A thunderstorm instead of snow

About Me

My passion for crafting really start to grow after my mom passed away. 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.


Comment: Hi Karen! Wow . . . this is really so beautiful! I'm in love with your color scheme and the papers and embellishments you used. I didn't see any issue with the staples at all. What fun that you filled the little pockets with things I can use. I'm so pleased with it; thank you so much.
Response: Thank you for the rating and the heart. I am glad you liked it and are able to find a creative use for the goodies. It was a fun swap!
ncnurse04 rated for Pillbox Swap on May 18, 2019
Comment: Super cute. I love the way you decorated the pill box. What a clever idea. The goodies inside are adorable. Thank you so much.
Response: I enjoyed making it for you! You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Hi Karen! Thank you so much for the gorgeous yellow mini pocket letter and the coffee stickers!!! I love it!!💛💜
Response: Glad you liked it. You’re very welcome.
Comment: Loved everything thanks so much :)
Kitty2cats rated for Easter Mini Pocket Letter on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Hi Karen, Many thanks for all of the fun Easter goodies and the cute Mini PL! All the adorable bunnies and chicks really puts me in a Springy mood, although Nebraska and South Dakota are expecting a blizzard! Sure hope it misses southern WI. Thanks again!
Response: You’re welcome,
Tverne05 rated for Just Randomness on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: THanks so Much for the items you sent? I really do appreciate the washi tape, butterfly stickers, the notebook, ribbon and fibers. I will certainly put it all to good use.
Response: You’re welcome!
Comment: This is a beautiful Pocket Letter!! Thank you so much. I agree with you, her ephemera is amazing!! You really did a wonderful job. Very detailed and I can tell you put your heart in it!! I love Pocket Letters as well! If you would like to swap privately please contact me, I would love that.
Response: I'm glad you liked it. I had fun creating it for you. Let me know about a future swap.
HannahsMommy07 rated for Spring Mini Pocket Letter on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: It traveled to my neighbors house first:< I LOVE it!
Response: I was starting to worry. Glad you received and liked it.
edgetorn rated for YTPC-Spring Match Book Notepad-USA on Mar 20, 2019
Comment: W O W. I happen to collect teapots and cups, so the tea theme was perfect! What a gorgeous matchbook! Tea and birds.... my two faves! The teas sound delish and I'll be trying them in the next few days! I also love your snail and Happy mail stamps! Thank you and a zillion hearts!
Response: Enjoyed the swap and I hoped you wouldn’t mind the teas. Thank you for the rating and heart.
Comment: These are AMAZING! Thank you! Can’t wait to swap with you again!
Response: I'm so happy you liked them. Thanks for the rating and the heart!!!!
sfrey37 rated for Rainbow Pocket Letter on Feb 27, 2019
Comment: Absolutely Beautiful!!
LisaLaughs rated for TIAZ - Pick a Color on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Karen - thank you so much for the amazing swap!! Its is turquoise heaven and I love it all!! You spoiled me!! :o) (p.s. I would love to do a private swap with you!!)
Response: I seriously wanted to keep everything I sent you as turquoise is my favorite color too! Glad you liked it as I had fun putting it together. Let me know about a personal swap.
meenaRN rated for Valentine's Day Flipbook on Feb 14, 2019
Comment: I love this Flipbook. Such fun surprises. Thanks for participating in my swap and the beautiful book.
Response: I love your swaps! Glad you liked my book as it was a pink explosion!!
ladyaries7 rated for Send 1 item-- Initial game on Feb 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the "S" items :)
Response: You're welcome!
Coco26 rated for Simple Crafty Envie Swap. #1 USA on Feb 11, 2019
Comment: Omigosh thank you so much for this wonderful envie! I absolutely love the distressing mediums and can't wait to use them!
Response: Please enjoy and I'm glad you liked my choices!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Fall theme memorydex on Oct 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful fall MemoryDex card and the fun extras!
Comment: Karen, thanks for the awesome sticky notes! I am obsessed with the envelope ones, but am excited to use all of them! I also can't believe how fast summer is flying by.
ladyaries7 rated for $ Store Mystery Bag Swap on Aug 14, 2018
Comment: I loved the bag! and the contents were perfect! thanks so much :)
Response: You're welcome!
Hotthreads rated for Make Me Happy With HappyMail #11 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: Loved loved loved it all thank you!
Response: You're welcome.
BrendaB rated for Purple MemoryDex on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: I love it! It has many of my favorite things...flowers, a butterfly and SPARKLE! Thanks for the pretty purple dex card and the extras too :D
Response: You're welcome. Glad you liked it!

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breezyp on May 14, 2019:

I was just looking at your mini yellow pocket letter again. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks again💜

djcamp04 on Feb 17, 2019:

So happy you’ve joined the paper clips swap!!!🦋

BornAfterMyTime on Apr 2, 2018:

Thank you for your message!! I'm really looking forward to seeing it! xx

Mariskaswapt on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi! I hope you are having a nice easter. Love your profile Xoxo

Jaybe63 on Apr 1, 2018:

Forgot to say - Build your ratings now!

Jaybe63 on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi there Karen,

I am fairly new to Swap-bot too, but we seem to share a love of paper crafting. Hope you are enjoying the Easter celebrations in Illinois.

My words of encouragement - "A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be".

Jan x

Tigra18 on Apr 1, 2018:

Build your ratings now!!!!!

hello, how are you? i hope you are having a blessed day today and happy easter.

always tigra18

Lucine on Apr 1, 2018:

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later."

for the "Build your ratings now!!!!!" swap.

25YearOldGrandma on Apr 1, 2018:

Hi! I am your partner for the Build your ratings now!!!!! swap! I figured I will leave a little funny link to brightn your day - enjoy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efJhQ3gzmJw

Candyn29 on Mar 27, 2018:

Hello, welcome to swapbot.

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