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Date Joined: February 12, 2015
Last Online: April 24, 2021
Birthday: September 11, 1963
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Carla, I live in Northern Wyoming with my guy. I have two grown daughters, a new grand-daughter, but no pets. I am recently retired, and loving my new small town life.

I am really into:

  • reducing, recycling but especially upcycling! see my blog for ideas
  • tea, kombucha, spices
  • cooking whole/local/organic foods including vegan and vegetarian even though I'm not either
  • crochet, knitting - even though I don't read patterns :(
  • reading fiction, poetry, watching "foreign" films, documentaries
  • colors: white, gray, little touches of red, cobalt or turquoise

PODCAST! In May 2020 I started a podcast. Look for "Wyoming My 307" on itunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts. In it I explore the people, culture, wildlife, geology and history of the least populated, and most wonderful, state in the continental US. I take listeners on a monthly tour of another corner of Wyoming. Please check it out - linked above.

Favorite Music

Podcasts - I really like listening to podcasts, my favorites are This American Life, Serial, TedRadio, The Read. I'm trying to think of a way to fit this into a swap!

In fact, I love podcasts so much, I STARTED A PODCAST! The link is above.

Latin Music - I love folk music from Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina and Bolivia - my favorite is Mercedes Sosa and the soundtrack from the movie Frida.

Pop - I like Adele, Dixie Chicks, Sara Evans, Stevie Nicks

MUSIC I WANT: * I really enjoy "mix tapes" of your local or favorite music!

Favorite Books

I have always loved to read - I find that I get sucked into the internet a lot lately and want to get back to reading more regularly. It seems to me that online reading is making me have a shorter attention span, and I don't like it!

Books I've loved: * Anything by Isabel Allende, Annie Proulx, Maya Angeolou or John Irving * Cold Mountain * Not a big self help reader, but I really enjoy everything written by Gretchen Rubin, and follower her podcast - The Happiness Project

BOOKS I WANT: * Outer Order Inner Calm - Gretchen Rubin

Favorite Movies

I don't have cable but I do have netflix and I love watching movies!!! Some movies I've really loved: * Amelie * Frida * Bridges of Madison County * Oh Brother Where Art Thou * Sophie's Choice * Super 8 * Sense and Sensibility * Whale Rider * Rabbit Proof Fence

I also really enjoy documentaries, my most memorable ones are: * My brother's keeper (the one that started it all for me) * Cutie and the boxer * Grey gardens * Making of a murderer * 13th

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy making little pocket sized scrapbooks when I return from a big trip. For that I like various washi, stickers and beautiful ephemera.

I like to crochet and knit, using soft, natural yarns. I can't read patterns and would love to learn.

I like to try my hand at shabby chic style, and have redone various pieces of furniture.

I love to camp in my 2017 [email protected] camper and am still outfitting it some. I try to keep it simple but am still looking for twinkle lights, a pretty oilcloth table cloth or other nice little details.


I love food and snack swaps - I enjoy pretty much everything, but especially like ethnic or local foods, snacks, spices and sweets. I like spicy, sweet, and a mix of sweet and savory. I like gum, candy, cookies, chocolate, chips, crackers, mints - especially anything local (can't say that enough!).

I really enjoy cooking and would love you to share a favorite, fast, amazing recipe (nothing that starts with a can of creamy soup, or a bottle of italian dressing or other premade stuff).

I generally keep to healthy foods but am always up for a treat! I don't drink coffee, but love tea, cocoa, and other variants.

I'm interested in

World religions - I grew up Catholic, and enjoy the occasional prayer card or medallion, but don't want to be inundated with religious stuff. I am however always interested in religions of the world.

Nature - I love the outdoors, kayaking, hiking, camping, and generally learning about nature. I am always bringing home a cool rock, twig, moss or shell from my forays. If you have something cool in your area, I would love receive it - a giant pinecone? some lichen?! yes please!!


I would be so happy if I received:

Fun pair of socks (I dress pretty plain, but love fun and colorful socks. I'm ok with used so long as it's clean! send me those crazy socks you don't wear!)

Hair related items - headband, hair tie, pins, clasps.

Lip stuff - I don't wear a lot of makeup, but enjoy lip gloss and chap sticks.

Bath related things - salts, oils

Nail polish - clear, skin colored, gel pink

See above in Books and Movies section!

A-Z Likes (I had fun with this!):

A- arrows, antlers, altered...books, playing cards, etc

B-bird cages, barn wood, burlap, book pages, bus tickets, butterfly

C-Cobalt Blue, Circles, chipmunks, calico, coral color, camping, cherry blossoms, castles, clouds

D-dots, driftwood, dragonfly

E-ephemera, embroidery

F- Ferns, feathers, Frida Kahlo, foxes, folk tales

G-gingham, gray, golden books, Georgia O'Keefe

H-handmade paper

I - irises (flowers)

J- Jelly Beans

K-keys, Klimt

L- labyrinth, lace, loteria, Lincoln (president), llama, lemon

M-mountains, moss, muslin, moths, maps, mint


O-organza, old books

P-poetry, papel picado, postage stamps (used)

Q- Question mark, Quotes


S-spirals, seersucker, snails, silver, snowflakes

T-trees, turquoise, Talavera

U-umbrella motif

V-vintage, valentine's day

W-washi, Wyoming!

X- heliX, teXtiles

Y-yodeling, yarn, yelp reviews, yoga, yucca plant, yurts

Z-ziggurat, zippers, zodiac, zigzag, zydeco


Stuff I'm NOT into:

Anything that says or looks like it should say "Diva"

Animal print anything

COLORS: Neon, primary, pastel

Hello Kitty, Mickey Mouse, Dora, Superman or any other "character" stuff. No Kawaii.

Vampire, Manga, Disney

Anything sports related, no team stuff at all!

Nothing scary please!

I love paper!!!

Because I haven't set up a permanent art space, I have focused my efforts on paper-crafting (it takes up relatively less space). I would love to receive or trade any of the following: - washi tape, especially neutral tones, natural colors (coral vs red; forest green vs kelly green) nature themes - REAL ephemera (definition: memorabilia, typically written or printed paper, that was originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity.). Maps, interesting printed programs from museums or galleries, used postage, old letters, old report cards, etc. - stamping supplies (ink you don't like, stamps you no longer use)


MailArtbyJac rated for UPDATED: Letter Sets on Feb 3, 2021
Comment: Thanks! :)
Response: You’re welcome, enjoy!
Inesrv rated for Private Sample Techniques Journal on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: OMG... I just got your swap and OMG... I LOVE it!!! I just hope you like mine a half of what I like yours! Now I'm worried... I love all the little details! So much love and effort you put into it! THANK YOU so so much!! I don't know what else to say... If you feel I didn't match the expectations please let me know and I'll make another one! Made my day!! Hope you have a wonderful and creative 2021!! Let me know when you receive mine! Love, Inês
Response: I’m glad you finally received. Yours has not arrived yet but am sure I will enjoy it.
heidiblooms rated for Postage Stamp Swap #3 on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all of the BEAUTIFUL stamps! I'm so excited to add them to my stockbook. My favorites are the Vatican City stamp and the Sea of Galilee one from Israel. The little booklet you made with book pages is so creative! I love it so much!! Thank you for the amazing stamps :)
Erikaa rated for Happy Mail: Travel Themed on Dec 24, 2020
Comment: The flip book was beautiful!
Response: Yay, glad you liked it!
Comment: Hi Carla, I wish I could give you more hearts. This must have taken a lot of time to create. Thank you so much!! It is wonderful and I am loving all the creative things you have done, I am learning a lot!! Again, thank you and hope you have wonderful Holidays!! P.s still looking love the rubber cat stamped images and all the little wonderful surprises
Response: Glad it finally arrived! I would have been despondent to remake it.
Comment: How do I give you a double heart?! Thank you for the wonderful ideas. Your sampler journal is inspiring. I love pockets and you have some I have never seen. I had to go through your journal page by page before I could even sit down! Thank you! ❤️❤️❤️ I found out how!
Response: Yay! I’m glad you like it - craft on!
nyahanne rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 2, 2020
LaughingLoon rated for Destash - Spring Cleaning! on May 2, 2020
Comment: Wow. I actually had to sit down with your box in my lap, overwhelmed by the detail and the richness of your clever, creative and caring package. The envelope of children’s book paper, the stamped images on fiber, the tags - it was all so profile themed that I’m speeches (this rarely happens - ask around). This was a blessing, and you were the angel who sent it.
Response: Awww! I am so glad it hit the mark. I was equally blown away by your package. Let me know if you ever want to do a 1:1 swap in the future.
kokoloc rated for Journaling Cards Give Away on May 1, 2020
LaughingLoon rated for Rubber Stamp Swap #1 on Apr 2, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the fun variety. We had great fun with the Egyptian stamp today, making up stories for the symbols. We’ll enjoy them all.
Response: Yay, glad one hit the mark. Enjoy.
Autist rated for ML: Intro Letter on Mar 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely stuff. Mori is fun isn’t it? This pocket letter is lovely! I had fun finding all the fun things inside. Thank you so much.
Response: It is! Thank you for hosting!
AmyMarie rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap on Mar 19, 2020
Comment: Thanks - I received the book pages.
Autist rated for Walk Thru the Alphabet - E on Mar 18, 2020
Comment: So much E!! Elephants, ephemera, and Europe Oh MY!! I had so much fun going thru everything! Thank you!!
Response: "so much E" cracked me up. Glad you enjoyed!
captkristi rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap on Mar 14, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the book pages.
Response: You're welcome!
Reisegern rated for Linoprint Postcard on Nov 20, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for your lovely package, it arrived today :) I really like the card you made and it's a wonderful idea to send half-finished cards for completing them, I'm looking forward to doing so :)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed! I think it's funny that both of us had our mail returned for more postage.
Rosa1 rated for Carla and Rosa private swap 1 on Aug 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful journal for me to work in! Also love the envelope of extras ~ I am trying to get back into "arting" ~ thank you again for your patience with me...
Response: Hey Rosa, send you a dm!
Kathy821 rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 21, 2019
Comment: It was a great idea!
Patsy rated for Mail Tag Swap #4 on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the items, I love everything. Although I have lots of magazines I don’t have time to cut out pics. These will come in handy. 🌺
Response: Am glad you liked everything. I tried to find as many things as possible based on your profile. Glad it got there safely.
rareroocrafts rated for paper napkin beauty on Jun 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely napkins and other lovely bits in the swap 😊
Naya rated for paper napkin beauty on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely goodies. I love all of them:)
Response: that was fast! I'm kind of surprised! I'm glad you like them, let me know if you're interested in a one on one swap. Thanks!

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rayce on May 7, 2016:

Hello SoCarla! Welcome to Swap-bot and thank you for joining my Washi Swap. Happy swapping :)

chaari on Apr 28, 2016:

Just Because

Thanks for being a part of my group!

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