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KarenLaneWV

KarenLaneWV
Date Joined: December 22, 2012
Last Online: August 18, 2022
Birthday: May 19, 1938
Country: United States
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Favorite Crafts

I like to experiment with art forms, crafts, ATCs - I also make jewelry. I also make my own cards, love playing with paper, do some collages and journals - and I like to sew, weave and just play with fabric, yarn, etc.

I am willing to swap ATCs, jewelry, supplies, journals, cards, and fiber arts things - and am open to other things. I'd rather do USA and Canada, due to the cost of postage.

I like getting interesting beads and charms to use in my jewelry and other craft supplies.

About Me

I am an artist - I work in a lot of different media, mainly acrylic, pen and ink, block prints, and a technique I've never seen anyone else use with melted wax, ink and watercolor. I have some alcohol ink that I've played with a few times and I want to learn more about using it!

I also do a lot of volunteer work. I am the secretary and newsletter editor for the local historical society and the local Farm Bureau secretary. I recently was elected president of Friends of the Gilmer Public Library as well. I have been making crafts for the historical society gift shop.

Once a month, I get together with a group of artist friends to try new things, show off our latest creations, and just enjoy each other's company. Our local library had 2 of us teaching crafts but Covid19 put and end to that. We also have a craft and fun day at the local historical society as we have plenty of room as well as we make things to sell in our gift shop.

I live 4 miles from a 2 lane road on a 112 acre farm in central West Virginia. I have a dog named Dude (my other dog died this week; she was almost 13)...

My older granddaughter also lives here with her dairy goats and her dogs. She also has a full time job, goes to goat shows and gets involved in all sorts of things, too.

Now her sister and both her husband and mother in law are planning to move into our old cabin, so it will be busy around here!

They have 2 younger brothers... this year (2022) the older one will be 17 and the younger one is 6. The older one lived here until this year, when he decided to move in with his dad. I have 2 other grandsons, who have families of their own: one has a 4 year old daughter; the other has a 2 year old son. They live in Pennsylvania.

My husband died in 2015 and my oldest son died in 2018. My middle son lives in Utah and my youngest son lives nearby in West Virginia.

What I don't like!

Coffee, cats, zombies, yellow, skeletons, and stinky candles or scented soap!

Favorite Books

I read mysteries, adventure novels, books on making jewelry, artist biographies - and lots of magazines like Country Sampler, Country Living, Mother Earth News, Back Woods Home, Mary Jane's Farm, Better Homes and Gardens, and other ones I pick up here and there. I love to read the Stampington Company magazines on crafts but I'm too cheap to subscribe to them!! I like getting print magazines as I can cut them up for collage projects. I once collaged a kitchen wall with food pictures from magazines ( my husband thought I was nuts! ) and I did a bathroom with maps ( everyone liked that project).

favorite colors

red and blue

Ratings

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Comment: You did very well on the postage for this swap! Haha!
fbresnah rated for My Crafty Side #4 ~ USA on Aug 6, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the lovely items!
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Comment: Thank you! I want to do lino cut art for Halloween too! I love how you did the trees. The paper you printed on was very cool too. Thank you for all of the love you put into it!
FLWAVE rated for Mini Junk Journals on Jul 25, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the mini junk journal. I appreciate what you put together for me. Cheers!
Shellyr rated for EPUSA: Faux Garment Tags on Jul 16, 2022
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Comment: I love these little tags. Really nice
stamparose rated for EPUSA: I Have Never Made…#6 on Jul 13, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for the cute mini journal and all of the cute tuck ins and tags. I like all of the colors you chose for the decorating. :-)
JaneInSD rated for EPUSA: Book Page Pockets on Jul 1, 2022
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Comment: Thank you so much for the nice pockets and tuck ins. :-)
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Comment: Thanks for the nice envie! Hope you have a great Summer! Happy swapping!
smmarrty rated for JJJ: Pocket from a Torn Envelope on Jun 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks.
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Comment: Thank you so much for your paper doll creations. The hardest part for me was finding the faces, and your vintage girl is perfect. You deserve kudos for stepping out of the box with the playing card. I really like it. So clever and unique. A special thanks for taking this journey of trying new things with me. I really appreciate it! 🥰
Shellyr rated for EPUSA: Collaged Paint Chip on Jun 10, 2022
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Comment: Lovely swap. Thanks
AmookIslandCreations rated for CQ-Button me up -us on Jun 9, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for this cute altered playing card. Brilliant! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
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Comment: Thank you so much for the mini pocket letter, Karen!
Shellyr rated for JJJ: Flips, Flaps & Folds 4 on Jun 5, 2022
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Comment: Cute pocket. Your addition to it is a great idea. Thanks.
tatntole rated for I cleaned up my profile PC, EPUSA on Jun 4, 2022
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Comment: I should update my profile every year too, this swap was a great idea.
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Comment: Thanks for my pretty clusters, in plastic, in the great air force paper hand made envie! It arrived in perfect condition! Yeah, right now it is sunny, with calm winds and seas, but we are supposed to have a blow-up again this weekend! Stay safe and healthy! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Shellyr rated for JJJ: Be Inspired on May 11, 2022
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Comment: You wardrobe style pocket is so pretty. You really sent a lot of nice goodies I can use in my journals. Thanks for a great swap.
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Comment: Thank you for the lovely collage.happy mail for a rainy day
DollyDotBoo rated for CQ-- Mini mail challenge !! -US on May 2, 2022
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Comment: thank you

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Comments

dcp0112 on Oct 4, 2021:

Happy Halloween!!!🎃

dcp0112 on May 17, 2021:

🙋Hi friend!

wolfeagle on Apr 14, 2021:

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Thank you for the beautiful pages for the USA Mystery Supply swap. Your stencil prints came out so well. And I look forward to using the ATC size paper.

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:

halloween

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

anrtist on Apr 19, 2020:

Hi Karen! Just stopped by to say HI! Blessings, cc

dcp0112 on Nov 17, 2019:

WOW WOW WOW! I absolutely LOVE the Egyptian cards you made! That is exactly what I was hoping for and more!! I will be keeping these in my special folder!

Kokoxo on Oct 28, 2019:

Karen!~ These postcards are beautiful! Thank you for finishing these PCs so perfectly! AND for the extra goodies! I hope you see you in another swap soon 🌸

xoxo, Koko

CurlyTea on May 20, 2019:


Happy Birthday!

Sherry71 on Dec 22, 2018:

LunaMoody on Jul 2, 2018:

Hope you are having a great summer.

Happy 4th of July

Lisa

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