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KarenLaneWV

KarenLaneWV
Date Joined: December 22, 2012
Last Online: June 18, 2024
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 . 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 .and a flock of chickens...

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.

Her sister was living in the cabin here but she and her husband got a divorce; she still has most of her stuff in the cabin but has spent the winter with friends.

They have 3younger brothers... this year (2024) the older one will be 19 and the middle one is 8 and the youngest was just a year old.. The older one lived here until he decided to move in with his dad. I have 2 other grandsons, who have families of their own: one has a 6 year old daughter; the other has a 4 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 recently bit the bullet and subscribed to two Stampington Co magazines: Somerset Studio and Journaling. 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

debbee2014 rated for The Jambalaya Journal #4 on Jun 19, 2024
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Comment: I received the jambalaya journal #4 today. I really like it. Thanks for the map of where you are. That is a great idea. I will keep that with the page you made. We lived in Huntington wv. (Kenova to be exact ) over 40 years ago, when we first got married. Seems so long ago. STay cool! thanks again.
Cynfully rated for Senders Choice X3 #1 USA on Jun 18, 2024
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Comment: Thanks for the goodies. I especially loved the little notecard
jekbot rated for Vintage flat mail on Jun 14, 2024
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Comment: Oh wow! Such a fun vintage envie full of pretties! I never find this kind of vintage and am super grateful for what you sent, thank you!
SoberMermaid3 rated for SCRABBLE #44 on Jun 7, 2024
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Comment: As a nurse I should have gotten Stye!! Good one I missed but this one took me a while lol
Jaymmers rated for Junk Journal #5 on Jun 5, 2024
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Comment: It is so nice to get a junk journal before the next swap opens to be able to actually have time and not rush to finish my pages before I have to forward it. Thank you so much for that! You have picked a very gorgeous journal I'm so excited to be able to add to it. Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the pocket letter. I love the flowers. I also appreciate the extras
Tara21cd rated for BL: BUTTERFLY CLUSTERS~US on Jun 2, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the butterfly clusters. Love the use of the cardboard. Great texture. ❤️♥️❤️
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Comment: Cute little journal! I'm sure the owner is going to be so happy to have it filled up ♥
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Comment: Thanks!
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Comment: Thanks for the swap. Have a good day. Happy swapping.
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Comment: Thank you
debbee2014 rated for The Jambalaya Journal #3 on May 22, 2024
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Comment: I received my beautiful journal page and was shocked to see you used the same color I used for the one I made for my partner. I love the pc of WV. We lived in Kenova, WV for a couple of years then moved to Cheasapeak Ohio across the river. Then moved back to PA where we grew up. I love the sayings you used too. Thank you! I can't wait to do more of these pages.
Response: I was born in WV, then lived in OH, PA, and CA, back to PA and then back to WV - sounds like we are gypsies...lol. This swap really is fun! I like it, too.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the great variety.
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Comment: Thanks for all the goodies. I love the variety.
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Comment: I love everything you sent! Thanks so much!
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Comment: What an variety! Thank you. I especially love the "rugged" WV postcard.
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Thanks. I learn new things with each of these swaps. I might “borrow” some of your page ideas.
midwestkiwi rated for The Jambalaya Journal #1 on Apr 28, 2024
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Comment: Yay! I like this page so much. Especially appropriate in light of my recent travels!
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Comment: Thank you for your journal spread, the extras, & your lovely letter. I also dont know what i will do with the ones i receive. Prolly stick them together & maybe add my own, to make them into a book. I dont know. We have crazy weather here, too. Cold & hot all in one week.

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Comments

lilymonmomma on May 1, 2024:

Mailed your envelope today for the Blind fun swap

MissChief on Jan 16, 2024:

Just wanted to say you have beautiful handwriting! And congratulations on your homeschooling career!

cmalaina on Oct 31, 2022:

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

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