Swap-bot Time: October 2, 2022 2:30 am


Date Joined: October 30, 2020
Last Online: October 1, 2022
Birthday: January 15
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi, my name is Katie. I live in Michigan. I have been a long time crafter and discovered junk journaling & bullet journaling durring the shut down. It has been a great way to use up my long ignored scrap-booking stash and helps me relax after work. I enjoy finding creative ways to upcycle old books and non traditional crafting items. And bullet journaling helps keep me organized and on track with my goals while giving me a chance to draw and doodle. Recently I have been trying some watercolor painting as well. My other hobbies include weaving, cooking, gardening, and yoga. I especially like cooking healthy meals from the vegitables that I grow.

I also enjoy traveling, but don't get to do it very often. I hoped to go to Colorado for a yoga retreat. I hope to eventually visit every state in the US. I enjoy visiting National parks when I travel. I spent a semester after collage studing art and French in Paris, but I still don't speak French. It is still a skill I would love to learn.

I joined this forum as a way to connect with other crafters and swap some happy mail. I'm not interested in swapping tea or food. I am loving reading peoples profiles and trying to find or create things that I think they will like. I also enjoy working the contents and envelopes from swaps I recieved into my junk journal.

There are a few swaps that I have sent but have not been rated. I understand that stuff happens. Things get lost, people get busy. If you did not receive my swap, please let me know, I am always happy to resend.

Things I like

Flowers and botanicals




Bees (save the bees)



Hermit crabs


Tropical fish


Tree frogs

Art Nouveau

Mid century modern


Die cuts




Thriftng and Garage sales

Black and white old photos

hand made paper


Days of the week stickers for bullet journaling




Wild animals



Earthy and/or muted pastel color palettes

Purples, pinks, blues, greens, beige, Brown's, off white, grey

I saw the best idea from someone else's profile, they suggested that people send a picture of the landscape around where they live. I thought that sounded like a great idea, so I'm borrowing it! I would love to see your local landscape.

Favorite Television

I tend to watch a lot of nature or cooking shows. I don't really watch any new series, I used to love Project Runway and What not to wear. Now I watch a lot of YouTube. Some of my favorite channels are CHACHA NOTE asmr, Gaile Agostinelli, Girl with Quill, Good Eatings, Mic the Vegan, Plant Based Bride, Pick up Limes, Shayda Campbell, Tiny Acorn, Torryn Marie, Wheezywaiter, Yoga with Adrienne.

I guess that just shows that I like to learn new thing about my interests.

Current projects

My current junk journal has a Reader's Digest cover and very random pages. I'm going back to a jounal with less blank pages. I have a second journal that I am hoping to use mire as an art journal and try some more mixed media. I'm reading The Quantum and the Lotus, and when that takes too much thought I am reading Leading with Gratitude. (Still!! I really need to read more!) Since my 2021 1000 water color flowers challenge was a bust. This year I think my goal will be to paint greeting cards. I'm hoping I won't get board so fast with the subject matter, since I can work on any theme with this goal. Would it be too ambitious to think I can make hand painted holiday cards for next Christmas and Hanukkah? I have been spending a lot of time in the garden, everything planted and I am enjoying greens, kale, beets and tomatoes.


wincejl rated for FTLOC#1-Make Your Partner Buttons on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: Wow! Everything is gorgeous! From the envelope, to the buttons, to the way you displayed/packaged them, to the extras! I also had lots of fun with this swap (and also opted to leave off the glitter). I happen to have a crop-a-dile tool and it makes a world of difference in the hole punching. It makes punching through those thick buttons like punching a regular sheet of paper! Worth the money if you ever find a deal on one!
Arabella rated for FTLOC#1 Decoupage Napkins Tags on Sep 16, 2022
Comment: These tags are just beautiful, Katie!! I love the butterfly one but the bird and pattern ones are wonderful, too!! Thank you so much, and please be my partner again soon!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome collection of floral items! I look forward to using these in my crafts. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #191 on Aug 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and extra stickers.
Annalena rated for ATC/Paper Craft Supplies Swap on Aug 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for all the beautiful items! Everything was so pretty and so much fun to unpack! :)
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love everything you sent, but my favorite is the pages from TV Guide! It's like a walk down memory lane. The TV Guide was mine. I would read every word and make a list of the shows I "HAD" to watch each week. Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
fbresnah rated for Brighten My Week Note Card July #3 on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card and the lovely stickers!
explore rated for Brighten My Week Notecard May #4 on Jul 31, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for resending the notecard and for the cardstocks. Really appreciate it. Happy summer!
explore rated for CPG Just a Note #8 - Global on Jul 24, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the altered notecard and the freebies. I enjoyed reading about your "free" day. My favorite thing about summer is swimming & biking 😉
DollyDotBoo rated for Found Image Postcard #5 - USA on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the pretty PC. I love the purple forest with the lightning bugs.
DollyDotBoo rated for 🐝 Bee ATC Swap 🐝 on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATCs. The goodies you sent are becoming very useful also in the July Journal I'm putting together for another swap. Thank you so much!!!!!
WildStick rated for CPG Just a Note #7 - US on Jul 9, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the lovely note, I truly enjoyed the joke lol! And thank you so much for the cute stickers, textured paper (going in my journal today) and pennies! I’m positively ecstatic! These two are officially the oldest in my collection! Thank you so much <3
Comment: Hi there! I can't wait to write you back. Those Nat Geo pages are so hard to get. How did you find a 1920s mag? Impressive. I love reading what people thought of the world pre-internet + translation specialists.
Response: My uncle had a collection of old magazines, newspapers and books, especially WW2. That magazine he gave me before he passed away when he heard what I was doing. I inheareted a bunch of other stuff after his passing.
Comment: Thank you for the fun ephemera - I love old book pages, honestly the older/weirder the better!!
Comment: Thank you for your beautiful swap and extra postcard :)
kclicquot rated for CPG: Napkins/Serviettes Swap-US on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the napkins and the adverts from National Geographic. . . . They will be a great addition to my latest junque journal!
Magenta3 rated for CPG: Napkins/Serviettes Swap-US on Jun 10, 2022
Comment: thank you.
addieixmarie rated for Five Goodies Flat Swap on Jun 8, 2022
Comment: Katie, OMG! I seriously am speechless after opening this wonderful swap from you. I have tears of joy in my eyes from how much I love and appreciate everything that you sent! I LOVE the ATC that you made, it is beautiful! All of the bird goodies, WOW!! The coffee ad is wonderful!! The postcards are perfect!! Everything is just so perfect in every single way. I am so grateful to have been your partner for this swap! You are so generous and have a beautiful heart! Thank you so much, I am going to cherish everything<3 I wish I could give you more hearts!!! <3
Response: I'm so glad you liked everything. It brightens my day to see you enthusiasm!

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simcoe54 on Jul 8, 2021:

Vintage Ephemera -- Thanks for the amazing package of vintage ephemera. Loved going through it and the postcards are a welcome addition to my collection.

user6937 on Jul 5, 2021:

Your wonderful assortment of vintage ephemera has arrived - the TV guide alone will keep me busy for hours, and I was wondering what car I'd use for a swap I've joined! Love the pennies, too - thanks for wanting to share this bounty of miscellanies❣️

lovesreward on Jul 3, 2021:

Thank you for the amazing RAK of vintage ephemera from your uncle - so many treasures in this envelope for sure. The Steve Allen TV guide, the postcards, the pennies, the map (wow, that's an old one!) - wow, thank you thank you, you made my day! :)

supersquirrel on Jun 29, 2021:

Oh Katie - I'm having so much fun with your vintage ephemera RAK. A Dinah Shore TV Guide??? I'm dating myself but this sure brings back memories!! I can't believe your Uncle saved all this wonderful ephemera and thank you so much for sharing these treasures. Thank you for your two cents too!!

browneyedmurmur on Jun 14, 2021:

Thank you so much for the lovely and generous box of yarn! I can’t wait to throw some on the needles and knit!

Lubado on Nov 23, 2020:

Hi Katie :) If you ever want to swap ATCs in a private swap just send me a PM. I can set up a trade for any date we want and choose ourselves a theme or just make the best we can.

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