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Date Joined: March 18, 2010
Last Online: July 31, 2016
Birthday: October 1, 1976
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm on a swap hiatus at the moment (as of May 2015), but if you need to get in touch with me, send a message, as I will still be reading and answering those.

In 2015, I plan to make a flower every day, or at least, I will do something creative that involves a flower, whether it's a paper flower, a card with a flower stamped on it, or a painting. If you have any flower shaped punches or die cuts, I could certainly use them, as well as stamped images or anything like that- even pictures of flowers from magazines would help. If you want to see the results, check out my Facebook page or my blog at the links above!

I'm also making a Doctor Who themed art journal, junk journal, smash book thing so anything Doctor Who would be greatly appreciated!

It would be so awesome if you could send my swaps using Harry Potter stamps (in the US) or Doctor Who stamps if you're in the UK. Or if you have received them in the mail, I would love to have the cancelled stamps. Thanks!

I'm in my late thirties and have been married to my best friend since 2000. I don't have any children, but I do have a rat terrier named Annabelle Dangermouse. I don't currently have a job, but I do a lot of volunteer work.

I have a tendency to swap in spurts. I might join a bunch of swaps one month and then nothing for six months or more. This is because I will never join a swap if I am not absolutely sure that I have the time and money to complete it properly. Even when I'm not swapping, I still check my messages so if there is a problem with a swap, please let me know so we can fix it as soon as possible.

Favorite Crafts

My main art and/ or crafts are art journaling and mixed media type things. I make and collect ATCs and I've just started with rolos (rolodex cards). I also collect inchies, but for some reason, I rarely make them.

I've tried most paper crafts you can think of, including rubber stamping, card making, and scrapbooking, although I don't do them much anymore. I have done Project Life in the past, but I didn't really enjoy it. I'm trying something different this year.

In the past I've done beading/ jewelry making, polymer clay, and cross-stitching, but it's been a while.

I can sort of knit, but not particularly well. I've made lots of scarfs, but that's about it.

Favorite Music

I enjoy many different types of music, but my favorite is probably 70's/ 80's rock.

Favorite Books

I read. A lot. Anything and everything I can get my hands on.

I'm a big Harry Potter fan. I definitely prefer the books to the movies.

My current favorite series is the Mary Russell/ Sherlock Holmes mysteries series by Laurie R King.

I am also enjoying the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

Favorite Television

Favorite current TV shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Big Bang Theory, NCIS, and I used to watch Glee, but I lost interest in the third season.

Past shows I like: Friends, ER, Firefly, Charmed before it got too weird, How I Met Your Mother, The Office (British and US versions).


I'm currently collecting fortune cookie fortunes, so if you have any to send, that would be awesome!

I can always use art and craft supplies: stickers, paper (even scraps), rubber stamps, pens, markers, embellishments, paint, ink, pretty much anything.

I like office/ school supplies: pens, paper, stationery, notebooks, post-its, memo pads, markers, etc.

Journals of any shape and size

I love paper and ephemera, especially if it is in a language other than English.

I'm a huge Harry Potter fan. And Doctor Who. And BBC Sherlock.

Animals - frogs, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, hedgehogs, butterflies. I love zebra or giraffe print on anything

Colors - blue, purple, and brown (although I like most any color, those are my favorites) Least favorite color is pink.

Food/ beverages - I don't have any food allergies for you to worry about. I prefer cocoa/ hot chocolate and coffee to tea, but I mostly drink Dr Pepper. I have a K-cup coffee maker, but can use regular coffee as well. I hate black licorice, but red is ok. Candy, chewing gum, and chocolate are all good. My favorite candies are SweeTarts and Rolos. Please be aware that I live in the southern USA, so sending anything that could melt isn't a good idea in the summer. One thing I would love to have that I can't seem to find any more is Spicy Guacamole flavored Pringles. If you have them in your area, please send me a message and maybe we can arrange a private swap or something.

I've collected postcards for years, any type: old, new, blank, written to me or to others.

I also collect smooshed pennies (where you put a penny in a machine and it stretches the penny and puts a picture on it). I think they're called elongated pennies (or coins) or souvenir pennies, but I've always called them smooshed.

Keychains, bookmarks, other trinkets are all good.

Anything related to the TV shows listed above would be great.

I like kawaii, mostly cupcakes and other food, especially food with faces. I also like Hello Kitty, Keroppi, and Chococat. I think those are all Sanrio characters, but I really don't know anything about different companies.

I love washi tape and other decorative tape.

I collect coke reward points. They can be found under caps and inside cases of Coca Cola products.

I like "cute" stuff as well as more serious "realistic" type things. I also like odd, really weird things. I have a strange sense of humor. I am intrigued by steampunk.

I like weird socks, but since I have big feet (US woman's size 10), most "novelty" socks are a bit too small for me. I was surprised to find out recently that the socks from the Dollar Tree fit me pretty well.

I would love to receive anything handmade. I love to see other people's art.

Other things I like: flowers, especially daisies and sunflowers; British things; Asian themed things; Halloween (the holiday); crosswords and other puzzles, shoes ( I have a huge collection of porcelain shoes).

I know this is kind of a long list, but don't feel you have to stick to it. I'm not picky. If I don't like or can't use what you send, I'll find someone who will.

If you have any questions, feel free to message me.

Other likes and dislikes

I'm not very much into sports (playing or watching). I played trumpet and cornet in marching and concert bands all through school. I've just recently started playing again after many years. This past Christmas, I bought myself a blue pocket trumpet and I love it! Isn't it pretty?


Comment: My son graduated in "89 so he enjoyed your journal too. Thank you so much. This was a fun swap. My high school years were 1956 to 1960. Yep! I had the oldies. :-) Thanks for all the effort it took to write all those songs. I have enjoyed going through it.
Response: Glad you liked it!
zigg13pra rated for I want a Valentine! on Apr 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You're welcome!
emmalouiise91 rated for CL: page 49 line 7 PC swap on Mar 26, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the postcard ! I can't wait to put it on my wall ! Love me a bit of Harry Potter ! I'm sorry the book was boring. At least you tried it and now you can move on to something better to read.
Response: You're welcome!
CinnamonSnow rated for WIYM: Washi Hello on Mar 24, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the card and washi, it was really well-made (gave me clues how to make proper cards).
Response: You're welcome!
Sabatine rated for WIYM: Washi Hello on Mar 22, 2015
Comment: Thanks for you beautiful cart and washi tape.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: I loved the first book in the Outlander series. Now I need to get to the next ones =D Thanks for reminding me about them. Happy reading and happy swapping!
Response: You're welcome!
snarkious rated for Harry Potter Postcard Swap #5 on Mar 20, 2015
Comment: Perfect postcard, stamps, cancel...thank you so much.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine's card and the stickers, I also like how you decorated the envelope!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: I've heard about this series before...thanks for reminding me about it. I'm gonna have to start it- I think I'd like it! My family is mostly Scottish is heritage. Thank you Carmen!
Response: You're welcome!
teresacraft rated for I want a Valentine! on Mar 8, 2015
Response: Thanks for rating!
newrule rated for WIYM: Notecard Lovers on Mar 8, 2015
Comment: Excellent selection of notecards! Loved them. Thanks so much!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you like them!
spangleuk rated for Friendship Card and Tuck-in on Mar 3, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card, Washi tape and quote.
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Well I hit the swap jackpot! Thank you so much for the fun package. There is so much cool stuff to enjoy. All the owls are my favorite of course. :)
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thank you for the recipe and extras :-)
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks for the neon goodies :-)
Response: You're welcome!
TheGraceMartin rated for Doctor who Handmade Cards on Feb 26, 2015
Comment: Oh. My. Word. These cards are so beautiful! I am completely in love with them! Thank you so much!
Response: You're welcome! Glad you liked them!
Comment: Tks for the chuckle really needed that with all i am going thru-passed them along to the nurses at the hospital
Response: Glad you liked it. Sending good thoughts your way!
suepier rated for Valentines Cards USA/CANADA on Feb 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you for the nice valentines and the stickers and cards. I really like them and can use them.
Response: Glad you liked them!
boey rated for Butterfly ATC Series #2 ~ ORANGE on Feb 22, 2015
Comment: nice drawing ATC!
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: thanks so much! love it!
Response: You're welcome!

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OrigamiGrace on Jul 31, 2016:


From Cheap Postage Group!

Mugsie on Oct 1, 2015:

"Happy Birthday Carmen!"

From all of us at "WIYM" group!

Hope you have a fantastic day!

cmdunderground on Mar 5, 2015:

Thank you so very much for the valentines stickers RAK! My daughter loves them!!!

Sulieen on Mar 3, 2015:

Thank you for the stickers! They are lovely! :D

Re:reward stickers RAK

libertylithium on Feb 24, 2015:

Happy to have you in the OSS group- stay warm in this cold winter we have been having! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

anrtist on Feb 22, 2015:

APDG~ Artistic Profile Deco Group Welcome! ;-)

Lots of fun swaps to choose from Or join them all! MAYBE even Host a few too ;-) I really hope you enjoy the group!!! ;-) Blessings, cc

stlouisphile on Feb 17, 2015:


Welcome to Doctor Who Fans group, please come by our Forums and do the TARDIS checki in.

tweetyiscool29 on Feb 12, 2015:

Thanks for the Sparkly Tweety comment! That's awesome!!

ArtyBeth3 on Dec 20, 2014:

What a lovely surprise to find your washi tape envelope in my mailbox today. Thank you for it and the washi tape samples. Have a very merry Christmas! :)

Candyn29 on Oct 14, 2014:


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