Swap-bot Time: July 21, 2024 7:44 pm


Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: July 5, 2024
Birthday: December 17
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a (former) middle school art teacher, currently a hearing specialist, from the mid-west. I love all kinds of art and disliked those that taught it, needless to say, I had very little inspiration from art classes (and teachers) in the public school system.

Favorite Music

I really enjoy Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, reminds me of vacation. I grew up in the 80s so any hair band brings back the memories of concerts, first concert was Motley Crue! Looking forward to getting to live music post-covid. I can't day there is any music I really dislike.

Favorite Books

I like historical non-fiction from Phillipa Gregory and currently reading some MIchael Criton. I love anything with vamires and started J.R. Ward series of the Black Dagger Brotherhood, Anne Rice and ofcourse Stephanie Meyer. (http://thumb16.webshots.net/t/55/755/0/9/26/2320009260103713136MzLXpF_th.jpg)

Jodi Picoult is my favorite fiction writer. I also like Malcome Gladwell's books.

Favorite Television

Today show, Young Sheldon, Big Bang Theory, Highlander, Bridgerton, GOT, don't really watch much since I'm usually busy. (http://img10.glitterfy.com/graphics/37/spongebob_2.gif)

Favorite Crafts

Always working on a new craft...crocheting baby blankets right now but always have wool felt, paint, collage materials, cross-stitch, and most other materials ready to go incase I get "inspired"...sometimes I think distracted is the better word here. Still loving the scrapbook thing, I miss Archiver's! Also like: Beading, Scrapbooking, Cross-stitching, felt applique, and crocheting. Starting to look at painting again using recycled furniture, thank you Pinterest:o)

Things I like

My favorite colors are teal with a burnt orange/red, deep purple, golden yellow, and sage green. If I have to choose clothing or shoes that come in a variety of colors but the same style I almost always pick black. I like patterns and new projects, since I seem to acquire these items frequently. I like baking and usually find a way to "play" with the food and make something sculptural instead of flat, it's usually edible afterwards. I also love anything Hawaiian and the Iowa State Fair! I enjoy getting handmade items and appreciate the variety of artistic styles that people have.

Things I collect

Sea turtles, Seashells and beach sand, Miniature crocks, shillouette pictures, Hallmark ornaments (I got started by a family member when I was little), Handmade santas, Beads, Recipes, Pug dog items, Circus clown stuff, Pasanky dyed/hand painted eggs, Cross-stitch patterns, Craft projects, Fabric for Halloween, baby and, Christmas quilts (just another hobby I don't have time to pursue!) The occasional postage stamp...I used to belong to a club! Hawaiian stuff, mostly old travel pictures and brochures, everything is so "touristy" now! Dotee dolls, buttons, rubber stamps, pretty much anything related to arts and crafts!

Favorite Desserts

White cake, Chocolate dipped strawberries, soft serve ice cream, coffee drinks, strawberry shortcake, fresh pineapple and caramel puffed corn! Not a fan of milk chocolate. No allergies to anything either.

Things I don't like

Snakes, Apples (the collectable stuff, everyone thinks that you collect it if you are a teacher), Socks that are too small (I have huge feet, shoe size 12), Fruity teas and glitter (sorry, art teacher phobia-my friend Marcy loves the stuff)

What I don't like about this site: People that are sooo into this site that they won't accept a package a day or so after the deadline and rate it a 5. I am a laid back swapper, I do not understand why you are checking the dates of postage and you base your rating on that? I've never flaked and most of the time I can send by the due date. I don't sign up for a lot of swaps any more, mostly because I get things I don't think people really take the time to make. When I swap, I read the person's profile and take time to complete that swap and personalize it. If it's a great package and it's a day or so late who cares? I'm here for fun and personal motivation...I have recieved so AWESOME swaps here and met some great people but why be so uptight about the swaps?

Favorite Movies

Anything with Marilyn Monroe, Thirteen going on 30, The Princess Bride, Monsters, Inc., The Fifth Element, Harry Potter.


wannasing rated for Zines For Newbies on Aug 8, 2022
Comment: I love my zine - it is perfect for me. Thank you so much!
paperlover rated for I'm Going Gnome ATC (US) on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the great atc's. So sorry for your loss. My husband and I got COVID and are trying to get over it now. We went to the grocery store today and it wore us out. I'm lucky to be able to work from home.
Response: Thank you for updating my rating and the <3. It's been a tough couple of years for many people, hope you're feeling better everyday.
Comment: Holy moley! You’ve out done yourself! I love the ATCs, the tin, the washi and ephemera! The boys loved the Hershey kisses. Thanks so much!
georgiafae rated for Halloween ATC Series (5) - E & E on Aug 29, 2020
Comment: Holey Moley! What a wonderful package of Happy Mail (and a swap). The "E's" are a great addition to my word Halloween-love all the detail and different elements! And I am truly grateful to be the recipient of you destashing! Love the packet of used postage stamps and the the Halloween packet of die cuts! Everything-postcards-AND paperdolls-love the kewpie kids! You have my permission to sent me any more destahing you wish-I will reimburse the postage-small fee to pay for wonderful additions to my stash! THANKS! THANKS!
Response: Awesome! Glad you liked everything...I need to clean house but I say that a lot and refill the holes I make. Got a bunch of paper stuff to pass on, no need to pay me back, you're not that far away.
Response: Whoa...Did you just get this?
Disneydezi rated for Halloween ATC Series (4) O and W on Jul 30, 2020
Comment: WOW, what an incredible package you sent me. The extras were so kind and the ATC's are gorgeous! I love them, that witchy W especially. I'd give many many hearts if I could, thank you!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Halloween ATC series (3) L & L on Jun 30, 2020
Comment: Thank you for such wonderful ATC's and also the wonderful goodies!
georgiafae rated for Halloween ATC Series (1) - H on Feb 6, 2020
Comment: Didn't even notice it was late-I'm not that much a payer attention to that detail unless it is a couple months late. Anyway-love the skeleton and the detail of his head-the haunted charm-just so much wonderful spooky details. AND then you spoiled me with all the marvelous extra Halloween goodies-some really nice stuff like I had never seen before. Thank you so much for sharing and being a fabulous partner!
Response: Thanks for the kind words and the heart!
WhimsyEcoBug rated for ☠HS : Tag flip // Part 4☠ on Oct 17, 2019
Comment: OMG !! this tag is gorgeous! I am so in love!!! you did an amazing job and i aspire to be as good as you one day. wish i could give more than 1 <3.
artgirl29 rated for ☠HS : Tag flip // Part 3☠ on Sep 25, 2019
Comment: Gorgeous tag. Thank you so much.
donetta rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 8 on Sep 8, 2019
Comment: Oh Katie! WOW! Adorable APCs, so detailed and fabulous...and so, so many wonderful extras! You are a dream swap partner, it has to be said. Another thing I need to say is this: thank you, thank you, thank you! A hundred hearts for you!
kfaye rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 7 on Aug 20, 2019
Comment: I really like the cards you made! Thank you so much :D I can't wait to display them at Halloween!
Response: Glad you got the 9😉
tlemon4 rated for Altered Playing Card Deck - Month 5 on Jun 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome cards! Love, Love ,Love them! Also thank you for all the awesome sxtras , you spoiled me rotten & made me day :) I hope to swap again & hopefully I can make your day. HAPPY Swapping until we swap again. :):) Tammy
Comment: Great job. Love the cards.
rivervictor rated for Bird themed postcard swap on Mar 6, 2019
Comment: wow, I loved this packet from you--it was my favorite thing received so far thru swap-bot. you spoiled me with birds. thank you.
Comment: Loved all the atc's and the little box you put them in. Very cute. Thank you also for the post card. Your swap definitely made my day. Thank you!!
armadillogal rated for Bird themed postcard swap on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the really cool birds and extras. I haven't tried quilling yet But I think I have the stuff here someplace.
Comment: Katie, Thank you for being part of this awesome swap. I love the postcard you sent me - roses are so beautiful! Thanks a bunch!
Comment: Wow. That's about all I can say...just, wow. I love love LOVE the dolls you created for me, the dress was beautiful, and the extras were so thoughtful. Thank you for being such a wonderful partner! :)
lyzz rated for Bee ATC on Jul 25, 2017
Comment: Your ATC is so kool! Thank you for the stamps i love this series! I have also see those stamps havent bought any but been looking at them!

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Littletiscrafty on Mar 8, 2013:

stumbled upon your profile and think we have a ton in common! I love Jodi Picoult too. And i agree with your love of Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. Does remind me of vacation!

pearlie on Oct 23, 2012:

You made my week! In the Swap-bot world of slapped together swaps and poorly-made weird dotee dolls YOU are a breath of fresh air! Any time you want to do a private dotee doll swap I'm on it!

pandessa on Sep 27, 2012:

ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW! You are the best, GREAT GREAT GREAT Advent calendar. WOW WOW WOW! thanks so much!

pandessa on Sep 27, 2012:

OMG there is MORE! I thought the treat was the glasses, pez and "don;'t make me drop a house on you" hat! You are far toooooooo much but I really appreicate it. Your modge podge job is GREAT!

racheljohnson on Sep 4, 2012:

This is a bit late, but thank you soooo much for the cute Iowa postcard and kind note you sent as part of the "Thank You Swap-bot" Swap. Users like you truly make Swap-bot great!

MichelleWillow on May 31, 2012:

for joining THANK YOU SWAP-BOT! swap! ♥

Jex on Sep 7, 2010:


I´m hosting a swap in the Alice in Wonderland Group - Disney Cheshire Cat ATC

Please join us, it´s going to be fun!

billiemonster on Jun 17, 2010:

No prob at all! Thanks for the note. :o)

doublesided on Jun 10, 2010:

WeLComE tO tHe INchiE LovE GrOuP!! HOpe TO sEe You jOiNinG In tHE sWaPS sOoN! If you have any questions please ask!! Remember if you want to receive emails when new swaps are listed you need to select the box on the group section of your "edit profile" page. Doublesided xx

grannylove60 on Jul 18, 2009:

Welcome to the Granny Squares Galore group!!!

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