Swap-bot Time: May 10, 2021 11:08 am


Date Joined: January 11, 2020
Last Online: May 9, 2021
Birthday: November 21
Country: United States

About Me

Hi. My name is Carolyn, and I currently live in Peoria, IL. I am an educator in my 40’s. I’m married and have 2 cats. Cosmo is a black cat, and Cleo is a tabby.

I love paper of all sorts...especially vintage. I’ve recently started art and junk journaling, and I am looking to build my stash of paper, ephemera, and crafting/art supplies.

Favorite Crafts

  • Junk Journaling

  • Art Journaling

  • Planner Spreads

  • Watercolors

  • Lettering

  • Coloring

Things I Love

I've seen these lists on others' profiles, and I thought it would be fun to try.

A: Art, Autumn, Astronomy, Astrology, Affirmations, Artifacts, Authors

B: Birds, Books, Book Pages, Bookmarks, Bees, Botanicals, Buddhism

C: Cats, Chipmunks, Coffee, Chocolate, Chapstick, Constellations, Coins, Castles

D: Deer, Doilies

E: Ephemera (especially authentically vintage), Envelopes, Evergreens, Embroidery

F: Forests, Foxes, Fairies, Flowers, Feminism, Fabric Scraps, Feathers, France, Fairy Tales

G: Game Pieces, Graveyards

H: Hygge, Handmade Items

I: Ivy, Italy, India

J: Junk Journals, Japanese Stationery

K: Keys, Kittens, Korean Stationery

L: Leaves, Letter Sets, Lace, Ledger Paper

M: Mini Items, Moon, Mail Art, Maine, Mid-century, Maps, Mythical Creatures

N: Notebooks, Note cards, Notepads, Nests

O: Owls, Oklahoma, Otters

P: Paper, Postcards, Paperclips, Postage Stamps Playing Cards, Plants, Pandas

Q: Quotes, Quills

R: Rubber Stamps, Ribbons, Ravens

S: Squirrels, Stationery, Stickers, Sticky Notes, Stencils, the Supernatural, Stars, Scandinavian Aesthetic, Snowflakes, Stars, Saints, Sloths

T: Tigers, Typewriters, Tags, Trees, Thread, Tarot

U: Unicorns (fantasy vibes, not cutesy vibes)

V: Vintage Paper, Vintage Books, Virginia Woolf

W: Writing, Woods, Watercolors, Washi

X: Xmas

Y: Yoga

Z: Zen, Zodiac

Favorite Books

I’m an avid reader. I prefer nonfiction, especially essays and authors’ journals. Some of my favorite authors are Joyce Carol Oates, Anias Nin, Rebecca Solnit, and Zadie Smith, to name just a few.

Not interested in...

  • Scripture/ Religious
  • Recipes
  • Cutesy, kiddy stuff
  • Puffy or 3D Stickers
  • Glitter
  • Disney

Food and Drink Preferences

I like plain light or medium roast coffee

I enjoy most teas. I'm allergic to Chamomile.

Chocolate is great! Any kind is good, but I prefer dark.

I’m a foodie and love to try new gourmet or regional treats.

Favorite Themes

  • Vintage
  • Birds
  • Botanical
  • Woodland Animals
  • Moon and Stars
  • Cats
  • Mystical
  • Literary

Current Wishlist

I will appreciate anything you send. Here are a few items that I'm actively looking to add to my collection right now.

  • Paper Napkins (especially holiday) Flower and Bird Stickers
  • Vintage Calling Cards
  • Vintage playing cards
  • Vintage office supplies
  • Illustration postcards (non-touristy)
  • Vintage Book Pages
  • Trail maps
  • Pressed Flowers


darcilena rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #15 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: ThanX so much for that envie of paper goodies. I love the Asian pics with gold leaf. 😍 I have a Asian glue page coming up. Great timing! Happy swapping! πŸ’•
1koolkrafter rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #14 on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Hey Carolyn...thank you for the awesome pack of goodies that you sent my way. I love everything that was enclosed and I am sure they will be used in sort order...lol. I've got to learn how to make one of those folders that you enclosed everything in...lol
Comment: Very nice swap thanks! Your envelope is gorgeous!
Comment: Thanks so much! I absolutely love everything you sent! No problems getting here this time! I have no idea why there was a problem the first time! Have an amazing week!
Response: Glad it found it's way to you!
TonyaAshe rated for SUSA - Napkin Swap on Mar 18, 2021
meganimal rated for SUSA - Napkin Swap on Mar 15, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! :)
TTrotti rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #13 on Mar 9, 2021
Comment: Hi Carolyn - received your beautiful happy mail in my box today - made my day!! Thx for all the goodies - they are awesome paper ephemera. I love your pocket folder too - genius! Thx again and see u around the post box!! Tama
teddygirl rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #12 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: A happy little sunshine mail which brought joy to my day...thanks so much πŸŒ»πŸŒΌπŸ΅πŸ˜€
Inesrv rated for Journal supply/add-Ins swap on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: Ohh dear.. Dear Carolyn, first of all love your name :) It's really pretty! Second of all THANK YOU SO MUCH for this lovely and wonderful swap! I loved everything! I feel so much love in every piece!! I hope we can swap again in the future! Maybe a private swap?? I would love to! Again, Thank you so much! Loved it, loved it, loved it! All the love, InΓͺs
Comment: Thanks for the gorgeous sparkly card and the owl postcard and that fun sweater and the snow!
Comment: Oh wow Carolyn, the happy mail made me super super happy!! I felt that whatever in this swap is what I really love. Omg it's like you knew that I desired that stickiiclub sheet of skull stickers. It's beautiful!! And those gorgeous papers and vintage pages and the cute folder of goodies. I appreciate it so much! Love, love, love!! Thank you! 😘
Gaucha rated for Send A Christmas Card to 5 partners on Jan 27, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your Christmas card! It was worth the wait ;-) Loved the extra goodies too! Best wishes to you.
Comment: Thank you for the β€œwinter postcard.β€πŸ’™πŸ’™
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful bird postcard. So many birds and so many colors! We are also having gray, rainy days although there is a bit of sun today. I should be taking advantage and getting outside, but that would mean yard work and that doesn't sound like fun! :) Take care!
debbiespoms rated for Merry Christmas Card Swap #7 on Jan 21, 2021
Comment: Oh my gosh, I can't believe how long it took to get here. I don't normally ever look at postmarks, as that gives me a headache. Esp. if done all the time. I just can't do it. Anyway, the post mark said Dec. 16th, that you mailed it and just got it today. Crazy, huh? But at least I did get it and you don't have to resend. Thank you for the cute Christmas card with fox & squirrel and the Christmas stickers. They will come in use for next Christmas. Smile. I hope you had a very nice Christmas, despite not being able to travel to see your extended family. It's a real bummer. But can't trust with the Corona virus. It's been nearly 2 yrs. since I seen 3 of my 5 children & the grand children. Happy belated New Year!
Comment: What a fun swap! I love everything from the decorated envelope to the handmade map pocket filled with vintage goodies. Thank you so much! Stay safe.
Comment: Thank you very much Carol for my lovely card & ephemera!!
Comment: Oh my your swap is gorgeous, thank you so much, I love all of it. The folded pocket is beautiful, thank you for everything.
blubutterfly rated for New Year’s Card 2021 on Jan 18, 2021
Comment: Great card and lovely note:) I very much enjoyed the vintage elk illustration! Hope 2021 is starting out well for you:)

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thisismeAXiD on Nov 1, 2020:

Happy birthday

chimerix on Mar 16, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely ATC! It's hard to believe that it is your first one ever, it is really well done. I am proud to have your first ATC in my collection. Aloha

chimerix on Mar 9, 2020:

Thank you so much for the SSM Pick 2 Tag. The playing cards are so cute and I absolutely love the vintage book pages. If I hadn't just worked a 12 hour day, I'd be crafting with them right now. Aloha

Gnoe on Mar 7, 2020:

For your laid back cat SSM postcard tag!

yvonne401 on Feb 19, 2020:

Welcome to Cold Hands Warm Hearts! It's great to have you here!



pianoheart on Feb 10, 2020:

Thank you for the nice notebook and dragonfly stamp for the Pick 2 Forum Tag. I love them both and the botanically decorated envelope was a very welcome sight in my mailbox today :)

threelittlebirds411 on Jan 31, 2020:

You're very welcome! I'm glad you liked what I sent for the Pick 2 Tag. :) Have a lovely weekend!

user6937 on Jan 29, 2020:

Cheap Postage: Pay it Back - the tag of vintage cutouts has arrived! Love 'em :) Thanks also for the surprise Polish stamp and Spanish Euro!! Yay!

nalaqueen on Jan 28, 2020:

Thank you so much for the Cat items from the this or that tag!!!

Lonestarchild on Jan 21, 2020:

So cute! Love the raccoon stickies for the Animal Tag. These are so fun!! Thank you.

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