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Date Joined: January 23, 2021
Last Online: May 8, 2021
Birthday: November 8
Country: United States

About Me

I am a mom to 3 teenagers who now has the time and energy to explore all of the crafting the world of art has to offer.

I've been a die-hard scrapbooker for almost 20 years and have amassed quite a collection of supplies.Over the past year, I've branched out into other styles of art like painting, collage, junk journals, altered books and book making.

I live in the Southeast United States with my husband, 3 teenagers and an elderly (vintage?) dog who loved to keep me company while I craft. Update 2/21 - RIP my beautiful girl. I miss you so much.

Current crafting interests

Since the pandemic lockdown, I have discovered junk journaling and altered books. Now I pretty much exclusively make and alter books -- so much fun! I'm a beginner, but my projects end up looking like art journals so I think its going well :)

I'm early in my search for vintage ephemera to decorate the pages and could use just about anything vintage, steampunk, and 1940's and 1950's era.

Items I am on the lookout for are:

vintage textiles

old tickets.photos and advertisements

Old used letters and envelopes

vintage office supplies such as ledger paper, time cards, receipts

any aged paper both written on and blank.

*vintage and old can be the way it looks and not based on its actual age.

Favorite Crafts

I tend to go through phases of getting into new styles of crafting. Currently, I'm discovering junk journals and altered art. Of course that also led me into altered books and now book making. I just bought a book binding kit on amazon and I'm gathering my supplies to make my first book. Fingers crossed...

I've always enjoyed scrapbooking and general paper crafts. I've wished to be the kind of artist who can draw or paint anything, but even as far back as elementary school, none of my original drawings ever made it to refrigerator door status. Once I was old enough to buy my own supplies, I drifted towards art kits, paint by number and now diamond painting.

I've been watching Youtube tutorials on junk journals and watercolor art. I'm hooked :)

My mother started me very young on crochet and knitting. Every few years I go through a yarn phase where I create new hats, scarves and blankets for my loved ones. I still enjoy making these things, but my family is getting tired of my constant gifts of yet another scarf.

Years ago, I was a sewer of clothing and also made a few quilts. I still have my sewing machine, but it's been in the closet for a good couple of decades. Maybe someday I'll be drawn back into it.

For Christmas,my husband gave me an Impressart metal jewelry stamping kit. I haven't tried it out but it does look like fun!

So many crafts, so little time...

Favorite Television

I'm very much into documentaries and crime dramas. My go-to is reality court shows (I know, crazy huh?) but I just love relaxing in the evening watching Hot Bench or People's Court. My kids tease me mercilessly about this, but I think they are secretly fascinated by the judicial system as it plays out on reality shows like these.

I actually watch very little TV, and am more into You Tube videos. This is where I've gone down the rabbit hole of "craft with me" videos and have really expanded my interests in crafting beyond scrapbooks and the occasional card.

Back when the theaters were open, my guilty pleasure was to go to a matinee showing of a horror movie on a weekday, all by myself. I'd get a way overpriced bag of popcorn and drench it in faux butter liquid and tons of salt. It was a great way to kick back and relax. Netflix and a bag of Pop Secret is the best I can do lately.


Any Junk Journal Supplies

Earth tones, jewel tones


decorative napkins for crafting

Dogs, esp yellow labs

Music theme

Coffee and coffee themed embellishments/ephemera

Farmhouse & buffalo check

spray inks

hydrangeas (favorite flower)

Stickers, especially those on clear background

Frosted coffee at Chic Fil-A

Nature/ Outdoors

Anything that looks old - true vintage stuff is fantastic, but I also like the vintage style in new supplies. Tea and coffee staining is a passion of mine. It makes anything look cool.

Tim Holtz

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Quirky, weird, interesting and unusual things

Horror, mystery, scary, spooky

washi tape - the kind that looks like its printed on vellum

vintage children's books and illustrations

Bath & Body Works Freesia Scented items (the old one in the purple packaging)


Tea of any variety (yeah and I'm from the south. Go figure)

Debbie Mum style country theme.

Baby, child and wedding themed stickers

religious/political stuff

Also, please do not send food items. One of my kids has a lot of allergies so I'm careful about the food I have in the house.


PracticalPorche rated for WIYM: SSS - MAY 2021 (USA+) on May 8, 2021
grannysimpson rated for BIG happy mail swap -3 usa on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you
patricia8288 rated for LSRU-Move my excess quick-US 2 on May 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great swap, I will craft tonight with some of the items.
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-One Stamp Envelope #3 on May 3, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you
bpl76 rated for BIG happy mail swap -3 usa on May 3, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you for the resend!!!
Created46 rated for Handmade Card Swap! on May 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card.
mandigutterrose rated for LSRU-Make Someone's Day/USA on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you :) Made my day and my families', they loved the stickers.
howdyholly rated for FTLOC#1- Junk Journal - US Only on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Your journal is a great addition to my journal. Thank you for the journal and the goodies. I really like your use of fibers in your pages.
bpl76 rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: WOW thank you
Comment: i agree, i don't think they do either. especially when you have two pins sticking out at your nail. first thing i said when i saw was 'oh a cute caterpillar'
Hell0Z0mbie rated for Decos Only - 4/2021 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the cute decos! I love the page you did in the imagination one - very cool! The one you made is great too.
loey rated for Disney PC Swap #17 on Apr 14, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
LavenderSprinkles rated for LSRUS-No-Spending Swap-US on Apr 13, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the nice items! I really liked the things you sent. Have a great remainder of the week.
Comment: hello! thanks SO much for this great envie stuffed full of cool stuff! I am sure I will be able to use a lot of it in collages & other artwork. You included so many things & it made me so happy. Thank you for joining my swap & thanks again for the lovely destash envie you sent me!
Comment: Thank you so much!! You used maps in some ways I never thought of. I am excited to add them to my travel junk journals. Thanks so much! And that extra shiny white gift wrap swatch is perfect for my white ephemera collection.
ChrisD rated for FTLOC#1 Punches-Dies-Machine on Apr 12, 2021
Comment: My goodness the dies you sent are amazing. Wow, I can't wait to use them. Thanks so much.
Comment: Cool envelope.
kizzlets rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much!
spicemom rated for LSRUS-BIG happy mail swap #3 usa on Apr 10, 2021
Comment: Hi Kathleen Thank u for the goodies Spicemom
Comment: Love the book pagesπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•β€οΈπŸ’•

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bethe on May 4, 2021:

Thank you for the LSRUS May digital wish! Can’t wait to use in journal/paper crafting and happy mail!

Meisje on Apr 26, 2021:

Thanks for cheering up my day with the lovely postcards, and the Snoopy cuteness. For my April wishes. β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

bethe on Apr 20, 2021:

So glad you liked the wishes I sent! I mainly get my kawaii or kawaii inspired items from Amazon. Every now and then I'll come across some cute memo sheets and can't resist.

VaGrammy66 on Apr 18, 2021:

Thank you for all the goodies you sent from my April wishlist! Love the Penguin pics!

2Hearts on Apr 17, 2021:

Thanks so much for the RAKS Only Group April wish granted (Farm animal stickers)!

gingerbee on Apr 15, 2021:

Thank you for the wonderful LSRUS April wishes - it is all so much fun!

thequilterslink on Apr 12, 2021:

Thanks for the April RAK dictionary pages, appreciate them!

purple24 on Mar 29, 2021:

Thank you for all the wonderful lace. Very nice pieces. β€” RAKS ONLY Wishlist

littlebigmel on Mar 22, 2021:

Thanks for the RAK! Love it so much!

wombatlady on Mar 22, 2021:

Thank you for the great assortment of book pages (RAKS Only USA)!

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