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Date Joined: July 25, 2018
Last Online: July 22, 2021
Birthday: November 7
Country: United States
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Mom and wife, vintage/antique lover/seller, paper nerd, bookworm, crafter, poet, and coffee addict. ☕️💕Until recently I was a Girl Scouts co-leader for my 14-year-old daughter's troop, which was truly a joy. I work as an editor and graphic designer by day. I have an ephemera problem! I love vintage and antique paper - book pages, postcards, ads, etc.

A - Z

A: antique, apothecary labels, astrology (esp. Scorpio-related!), Addams Family, Adventure Time, ATCs, atlases, Ancient Egypt, autumn, anatomical, astronomy, altered books, advertising (vintage/antique), Alice in Wonderland

B: Beistle (esp. Halloween), bestiaries, bees, butterflies, books (reading and as a motif), birds (owls, songbirds, ravens/crows - non-tropical birds), bizarre, bicycles, Bauhaus art, bookmarks, botanical

C: chrysanthemums, cards (greeting, playing, artist trading), charts, chess, circus, cartomancy, Christmas (vintage/antique or retro), crystals, cabinet cards, cats, coffee, cemeteries, Chrono Trigger

D: Dennison (vintage, seals, labels, and gift wrap), deer, dogs (vintage or antique illustrations or photos), dictionary pages (vintage/antique), Disney (vintage), diecuts, Delia's catalogs

E: ephemera (vintage/antique), envelopes, eyes (as a motif), Egyptian mythology, escape rooms (in-person and video games), Easter (vintage/antique or retro), England, earthy colors

F: faeries, florals (esp. poppies, chrysanthemums, and peonies), frogs, France/French, forest, fall, fortune-telling (especially vintage and antique card decks), fairy tales

G: Gnomes, goblins, game cards and pieces (vintage), gas and oil ephemera, green (favorite color), Greek mythology, Girl Scouts

H: Halloween (vintage/antique or retro), haunted houses, Harry Potter, hot air balloons, horses, horror

I: Ireland, insects, incense, irises

J: junk journals

K: knights, kitsch (esp. 60s), kawaii

L: laurel, letters, leaves, lithographs, labels (vintage/antique)

M: mushrooms, magic, moths, maps, mail art, masks (vintage/antique), mid-century modern, mythology (generally, Egyptian, Greek, and Roman particularly), mermaids, Monty Python, magazines (vintage/antique)

N: 90s, notecards, newspapers (vintage/antique)

O: Occult (vintage/antique), orange (color), owls

P: paper! (vintage/antique or scrapbook paper with interesting textures/designs), postcards (vintage/antique/linen), pixies, poppies, peonies, poetry, photos (vintage/antique), puzzles (not jigsaw, more like logic or word games), punk, pinups (vintage), playing cards, pins (vintage, political, punk), postage stamps, putz houses

Q: ?

R: Roman mythology, rebuses, rabbits, railroad ephemera, Ravenclaw, rubber stamps (not cutesy or folksy), "The Room" game series, Rusty Lake games

S: snakes, Scorpio, science fiction, 60s, stamps (postage), stamps (rubber - not cutesy or folksy), space, Studio Ghibli, Silent Hill games, shabby chic, Sanrio (90s or older), squirrels

T: tags, typography, tins (vintage/antique), tintypes, Tarot, tattoos, trees, Tim Holtz

U: unicorns, Underwood typewriters

V: vintage, Victorian, vines, valentines (vintage/antique)

W: winter, woodland, , witchy stuff, washi tape, wax seals

XYZ: x-rays, zoology, zombie movies, zines

Favorite Books

• Harry Potter series

• pretty much anything by Stephen King

• ditto for Neil Gaiman

• ditto Jorge Luis Borges

• tons of poetry – T.S. Eliot, Federico García Lorca, Alice Oswald, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, so many more!

• Little Women

• The City & the City by China Miéville

• the Time Quintet

• Memoirs of a Geisha

• One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

• The Sweep Series

Favorite Movies

• A League of Their Own

• Practical Magic

• Interstellar

• Arrival

• the Hellraiser series

• Amelie

• Melancholia

• The Matrix trilogy

• Pan's Labyrinth

• Ever After

I've also got some nostalgic love for a few childhood movies:

• Land Before Time

• The Secret of NIMH

• All Dogs go to Heaven

• Sandlot

• Now and Then

• Fievel Goes West

• The Great Mouse Detective

Favorite Television

• Twin Peaks

• The Magicians

• Altered Carbon

• Dark

• American Pickers

• Adventure Time

• Stranger Things

• Daria

• Golden Girls

• Friends

• Sherlock Holmes

• Bob’s Burgers

• Futurama

Favorite Music

I love music! I like pretty much all music except I never really got into reggae. Some super faves are:

• Radiohead (OK Computer is one of my favorite albums ever.)

• Pink Floyd

• Björk

• Muse

• David Bowie

• The Smiths

• Counting Crows

• Billie Holiday

Seriously, though, I love so much music!


I'm grateful for all the things! There are a few things I don't like, but I won't hold it against you if you send them. :-) They are:

• Precious Moments

• Sports

• contemporary cartoon/kids' characters

• Superhero/Marvel/DC movies - I do like the old comics, though.


Comment: Your envelope of goodness arrived safely today. Wow! What a wonderful assortment of beautiful purple. I too LOVE these color themed swaps. You went over the top with all the extra goodies! Love the Mark Twain clipping, the vintage note paper and the music pages - I will definitely be able to put everything to use. Thank you for such a wonderful swap! Be well.
CraftyShana76 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on Jul 5, 2021
Comment: TYVM for all the goodies!
Comment: Thanks for the awesome swap!
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing goodies. I love everything that you sent.
simplyjeannette rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: Thank You - much appreciated
lyssathemermaid rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on Jun 2, 2021
Comment: thank you!
michellelobo rated for VF: Flatmail Fairytale on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so very much for everything that you sent!!!! I loved it all and will have so much fun in incorporating it on my projects and making effermeras out of them.
fairypretty7 rated for WIYM: Blind envie #21-green on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the great items, they will go well in my junk journals.
marclively rated for Playing Card Obsessed #4 on May 31, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Marc
craftyone rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sending the goodies!
riviwriter rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the mini houses and the extras. elflady
Comment: Thank for your 3 by 3. I like the colors and collage pieces. Hope you are doing well.
Comment: I love love love your envie with all that pretty ephemera. Who, thank you!
Raven93 rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 21, 2021
Comment: There are so many intriguing pieces of paper here. So many possibilities! The stickers are cute too. Thank you!
ladyaduial rated for Stuff the Mailbox #29 on May 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the goodies!
craftynut rated for VES: A Little of this and that #1 on May 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for a wonderful selection that you sent. My favourites are the dairy receipt and the library cards. A really nice envelope to open.
beenebag rated for Envelope Fill Happiness 1 on May 18, 2021
Comment: Thanks for all the great things...love the spanish card...gracias! and the tribal drummer notecard is interesting. The hymn sheet is wonderful too.
Comment: I love these fun swaps SO MUCH! I love the vintage feel of this swap! Everything you sent is so great! I will totally use it all in my journals and I cannot wait to get started!! Thank you SO much ! I love how you packaged up everything! so lovely!! xx Gabi
1OldfoolPlanner rated for VES: Colour Swap #3 - YELLOW on May 18, 2021
Comment: Oh my goodness Carmen! Everything is so lovely. What an amazing yellow package. The wrapping was so nice I didn’t want to open it! But then inside was the most amazing treasure! I love the Hansel and Gretel paper dolls, the illustrations, all of the little tickets and stamps, the playing cards and the recipes! Just so much fun yellow Ephemera. Thank you so much for your generosity and all the time you spent putting together this amazing swap!! Can’t wait to use all of these incredible goodies. Thank you so much again you are an amazing swap partner! Hugs, Jill ♥️

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