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KarenLaneWV

KarenLaneWV
Date Joined: December 22, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2021
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 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 library to sell - my latest creations have been shadow boxes.

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. Now they want us to make videos to put on their website and Facebook page. Very interesting adventure for a public library!! . We also have a craft and fun day at the local historical society as we have room to "social distance" and everyone can wear a mask.

I live 4 miles from a 2 lane road on a 112 acre farm in central West Virginia. I have 2 dogs and a flock of chickens - a big garden that is way too much and ends up mostly weeds - most of my property is woodland.

My oldest 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.

This year, her 15 year old brother decided he wanted to come back here to live so he can go to the local high school. Never a dull moment!!

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, Countryside, Back Woods Home, Country Woman, Mary Jane's Farm, Better Homes and Gardens, Real Simple 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!!

favorite colors

red and blue

Ratings

XwattsX rated for Anything But Paper! on Oct 20, 2021
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Comment: thank you sooooooooooooooo much!
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Comment: That was a great spooky story to share for this swap! Thanks for the decorations and extras too!
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Comment: Thanks for my swap and the extras you sent. At least the white rabbit shows up. Lol๐Ÿ˜‰ I like the black and white print thatโ€™s on one of the index cards. Take care.
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful story and Halloween card! I love history, so I really enjoyed hearing about the gray man. Crazy that other people saw him too! Would love to know more about him.
Chantica rated for Anything But Paper! on Oct 13, 2021
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Comment: Karen, thank you so much I received the package and was so excited to open it up. And it was filled with so many things that I'll be able to put into my art. I really liked the small tube of beads it had one shape in particular that really spoke to me it looks almost like a fuse or a transistor can't wait to figure out where that one will go. The pop up sponges are great too I've not seen ones that small. Thank you very much for all of the goodies. When putting my package together I was shocked to see how much paper I actually use but it's these little pieces that bring it all together.
DragonflyDreamer rated for Anything But Paper! on Oct 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful goodies! I love the feather charms so much. And SO MUCH WASHI!!! Thank you thank you thank you! Can't wait to start creating. Thanks for a grate swap. Be well .
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Comment: Super fun! What a great assortment of goodies. I LOVE the cute little sequin shaker. You did such a good job on everything. Thanks for brightening my day!
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Comment: Lots of fun goodies thanks
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Comment: Hi Karen! I agree, this was an interesting challenge ๐Ÿ˜Š Love the butterfly ๐Ÿฆ‹ napkin!โค๏ธ
KathleenHope rated for Happy Mail Triple Combo #1 USA on Oct 6, 2021
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Comment: โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธyour painting took my breath awayโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธthank you so much, I am framing it. โค๏ธโค๏ธI want to learn watercolor. Thanks again! โค๏ธโค๏ธ
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Comment: Thanks for the cute card and little extras. Your story was quite fascinating. Crazy that the dog slept through your "visitor".
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Comment: Loved the story...did not remember that the grate out front was from the 1700's, that is super neat.They call that a residual haunting..when it plays over and over like a movie. SO neat, love ghost stories
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Comment: Wow! What a creepy story..... I would have ran out that house so fast hahaha, thanks for sharing! Happy halloween ๐ŸŽƒ
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Comment: Love your cute little journal, Karen! My favorite page has to be the Senior Moments!! Haven't forgotten my name yet, but don't ask me who that lady was that came up to talk to me today!! And thanks for including the "This End Up" page, always helpful to know!! And thanks for all the goodies you included! Love the sparkly cover and the cute magpie! Thank you! Great swap!!
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Comment: Thank you for the junk journal that you sent winging my way. I appreciate all of the work you put into it. Iโ€™m looking forward to future trades.
Starwatcher rated for EPUSA: Little Ephemera Pockets on Sep 26, 2021
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Comment: What cute little pockets! I like them very much. Intrigued by the pic of Bonnie and Clyde- they actually looked quite cute. Kind of gave me the chills after knowing what all they did. Cool envelope too! I will be using bits and pieces of it too - great for collage! Thanks again!
XwattsX rated for Folded Pocket Book - Fall Theme on Sep 25, 2021
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Comment: could this booklet get any cuter? no, no it could not. thank you so much!!!
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Comment: What a charming swap! ๐Ÿ˜€ thanks for the card and the generous inclusions.
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Comment: I am sorry your card was just not odd enough. Bwahahhaha!. It was a very nice, card and I liked that you told me about its origins. I love the contents. Those items will make their way into my atcs or journal. Thanks so much.
BeHappyToday rated for RAK Destash #8 - September on Sep 16, 2021
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Comment: Sounds so very enjoyable to be attending the 4-H and proudly watching your grandsonโ€™s animal exhibits.

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Comments

dcp0112 on Oct 4, 2021:

Happy Halloween!!!๐ŸŽƒ

dcp0112 on May 17, 2021:

๐Ÿ™‹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 ๐ŸŒธ

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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