Swap-bot Time: June 20, 2024 7:59 am


Date Joined: May 5, 2018
Last Online: June 18, 2024
Birthday: January 10
Country: Canada

About Me

My name is Kathy.

I'm retired from sales and marketing in the newspaper industry. Before newspapers, I was in sales for International health and beauty aids and pharmaceuticals.

I've been married for 43 years. We have 2 orange kitties that do not get along. They came to us a year apart.

I enjoy all things snail mail.... letter writing, postcrossing, greeting cards. I enjoy paper crafting. Love to visit art galleries and museums.

I spend lots of time researching family history and even joined some genealogical societies and attended some conventions.

Can spend hours browsing a book store or the stacks in a library or the book section in a thrift store or garage sale but I have a basement full of books I haven't read yet.

I find that my interests are ever evolving as I meet new people via pen pal and postcrossing sites and learn about all their interests. I usually continue to research and explore all the fun hobbies and crafts you tell me about.

Enjoy travel and in particular road trips to the southwestern United States visiting National Parks and Historic Sites. I have enjoyed some interesting train trips recently.

I like to take in a live play especially 'fringe theatre'. I enjoy a good production of Shakespeare.

Favorite Music

The Eagles, Jazz and Broadway musicals.

Favorite Television

Currently enjoy The Walking Dead and shows like Survivor, Big Brother, Dancing with the Stars. Love light murder mystery shows like Castle or Bones or Murdoch Mysteries etc. I'm all in when it comes to Hallmark Countdown to Christmas movies or the Hallmark Mysteries. I often watch low budget disaster movies on streaming services.


May 2024 to October 2024... looking for Australia related postcards that are blank.... koala, kangaroo, Sydney, Adelaide etc.

Rather fond of tea...especially chocolate orange but love to try new and different.

Always happy to receive stationery and postcards.... notecards, post its , stickers, washi and air mail stickers from your country. An unused postcard always welcome especially Lantern Press.

I also recently started to enjoy making ATC and ephemera for junk journals, so items like fun papers and scraps and die cutouts are also welcome.

Postcrossing meetup cards.

Mail art decorated envelopes.

Word or phrases stickers.

rubber stamps

Love Christmas all year.

Looking for washi tape,stickers,notecards and postcards that have bicycles, anchors,typewriters,fountain pens,envelopes,mail related and images of wine glasses and wine bottles.


Mail Service

I do not sign up for something I cannot complete. I will not 'flake'. I will resend if necessary. Please contact me with any concerns. I realize the mail is truly snail like (and getting worse as time goes on) so I give plenty of time for the mail to get here. Hope you will do the same.


kayebubbly rated for DISNEY POSTCARD #9 on Jun 19, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
bringitb rated for PH: Lantern Press Postcards #8 on Jun 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for sharing these nice postcards! It’s true that in Washington, Oregon and California you can find Lantern Press practically everywhere, and for great prices since they’re so common there. Other areas of this country, it can be pretty slim pickings to find. =)
bookends rated for Anything goes postcard swap #13 on Jun 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you Kathy! It was a pleasure to receive your surprise in the mail. Made my day!! I love the postcards you picked to send me. And thank you for the extras too! I absolutely loved the greeting card and tea stickers! I wish we had a Re Use center here. How cool ❤️ Also I love that you remember that about the above ground tombs from your visit. It’s definitely part of what makes New Orleans so unique. You should definitely come back for a visit again one day. I bet it’s changed a lot since then. ❤️ Wishing you the best! Take care
Shorty140 rated for Septeria's Library Pockets on May 29, 2024
Comment: Wow! These pockets are incredible. Thank you so much :) Cheers!
btbeth rated for Septeria's Library Pockets on May 23, 2024
Comment: what a wonderful swap thank you so much! P.S. A movie has been filmed here - Carousel with Shirley Jones, and my mom was best friends with the girl whos wharf they used for one of their huge group dance scenes so she got to be there while they filmed and worked there to serve the cast a real lobster boil.
simcoe54 rated for PH: 3+ Stamps on a Postcard #4 on May 19, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the great pc and for participating in this swap.
Comment: Such interesting cards and so many extras - thank you! Love those vintage Disneyland pc's so much and the typewriter stickers are delightful.
blinger2008 rated for Scrapbuster#2 - CLUSTERS on May 14, 2024
Comment: Lovely clusters!
MissMinaPT rated for Quick Swap HappyMail #28H- INT on May 14, 2024
Comment: Dear Kathy, your swap has arrived and it was just what the doctor ordered! Such a perfect little bundle of happy mail and you hit the nail on the head on every single item - loved it all, especially the textured paper and the notecards! Thank you! 😍
young46356 rated for Aerial View (sent naked) on May 10, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the aerial view card. I also have hundreds of vintage cards that are good enough to trade but often have trouble finding just the right card for a swap. Rich
Comment: Thank You Katkit, your letter was delightful to read and I appreciate the pocket and the great quote very much.
excalibur rated for Happy Mail #7 on Apr 25, 2024
Comment: Hi Kathy, thanks so much for the lovely mail! Have a great day, happy swapping!
Comment: I enjoyed reading your letter about your library experiences and your membership at the library club. I’m glad you had the chance to visit the British library in London and look through their collection of treasures!
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter. I understand the addiction to stationery, haha. I remember buying a lot of stationery when I first started having penpals. Thank you for the wishes, and I hope you have a wonderful spring and summer :)
shirleyinCA rated for 3 Different AD cards #4 on Apr 5, 2024
Comment: Delightful pc's for this swap and thank so much for all the extras you sent me! Especially love the Country Bear Jamboree card - yes that's been closed a long time - the pc brings back fond memories!
KrystalCook84 rated for Happy Mail #13 on Mar 18, 2024
Comment: I got your happy mail today :) thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard of the mountains in Canada. I do like trains and have been on a few of them. I would love to do the train ride in Canada that you did.
heliogal rated for LSRUS: Sticker Covered Mail-Int'l on Feb 29, 2024
Comment: Firstly, I loved your colorful, fun sticker covered envelope!!! Secondly, wow, this is a small world!! I was so excited to read your letter and see that you from Alberta have been to my little neck of the woods!! We thought it was moonstone too, but by whatever name it is called it is pretty tight?! Thank you so much for the stationery and the wonderful stickers and the yummy scalloped circles can't wait to use!! What a great swap I appreciate all the fun you put into it!!!
m0xiegal rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #381 on Feb 27, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the card and the extra goodies! I especially love the handmade paper envelope. You sound a lot like me...retiree who doesn't know what day it is. I am glad to trade anytime! Thank you! @lorischultzmixedmedia on instagram
hjbcats rated for Vintage tourist card #42 on Feb 12, 2024
Comment: Thank you! 😊

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simcoe54 on Jan 10, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

24Donna on Jan 9, 2023:

Happy Birthday to you 🎈🎂🎁🎊

mb58ca on Jul 5, 2022:

Thanks so much for the birthday goodies! Such beautiful card and stickers. Much appreciated.

carol on Aug 7, 2020:

Thanks so much for the lovely letter in response to my Cut & Paste swap! I really enjoyed reading about your travels to my state. I agree--it is an amazing place! If you've never been to Jerome, or Bisbee, those are two other places I'd recommend next time you come. Opposite ends of the state, but both very cool little artsy towns. I am so jealous of your trip to NYC where you saw Branagh in Macbeth! I'm sure it was amazing! NYC is top of my list for places to go next. Hopefully we'll all be able to travel again soon.

camelsamba on Mar 22, 2020:

More commentary arising from the Tabasco Hostel postcard: White Sands is one of the my favorite places! But sadly most of my relatives have left New Mexico so I won't have easy excuses to visit any more. And I'd never actually been to Las Vegas NM (unless I was super young and don't remember) although I had a roommate from there at a short workshop I attended in high school.

I've been to Windsor once as a tourist when we first moved to Michigan (my first time to Canada!) and I've run along the riverfront during the Detroit International Half Marathon. The crowds in Windsor are very supportive.

Thanks for the fun chatty postcard!

ChelleHames on Mar 15, 2019:

Thank you so much of the "resend"!!! The note card you used is beautiful, and the stamp on the envie, OH MY! I love it! Thank you as well for the little extras tucked inside! You are so appreciated!

earthnk on Feb 11, 2019:

Hi Kathy, just a note to say that #132 to you is on its way😊 left today, hey hey hey!

KarenFife on Dec 11, 2018:

It was delightful to get a Christmas card from you! (I do the same thing, actually, about sending non-Swap mail😁.) So fun to hear about the 70’s. They were great times for me too! Hope we will swap again sometime! We have so many common interests! Thank you for replying - you are a super swapper!!!! Karen

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