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KatlynAva

KatlynAva
Date Joined: April 25, 2009
Last Online: June 23, 2017
Birthday: April 18
Country: United States
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About Me

USA postage for sale, $17.50 for $20 in stamps or $41 for $50 in stamps, with other amounts available as well, just ask. Free shipping. PM me if interested!

I'm Kat (not katlyn) ★ I love being outdoors & anything to do with nature ★ I don't like flowers, but I love ferns, mosses, greenery, and trees ★ I adore astronomy and cosmology ★ I'm really frugal and love dumpster diving & freebie hunting! ★ I have two kitties named Cloudy (mine) and Orpheus (my hubby's) ★ Wine is my favorite drink! ★ I make my own teas, tinctures, and herbal products ★ I love fermenting foods and drinks! ★ I'm into Shamanism and psychedelia ★ I am obsessed with the Atomic Age style ★ Ethnobotany is one of my passions ★ Astral projection and lucid dreaming are something I focus on ★ I ♥ vintage postcards! ★ I am mostly atheist and only worship nature as a higher power ★ Bea Aurthur died the day I joined swap-bot =[ ★

~If you have any issues with a swap I've sent, contact me before rating. I enjoy sending more than receiving and do not join swaps I cannot fulfill!~

I'm married to an awesome nerdy guy and we have a 1 year old little boy named Atlas!

Small things I love receiving for flat/random envelope swaps:

  • used postage stamps (vintage or international)
  • sent vintage postcards pre-1960
  • usable paper scraps (I make a lot of ATC's and collages)
  • gothic/black things
  • anything unique or unusual
  • vintage ephemera
  • die cuts
  • embellishments
  • stickers
  • anything that can be used for paper crafts

Favorites

People:

  • Timothy Leary
  • Terence McKenna
  • Hunter S. Thompson
  • Jim Morrison
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Salvador Dali
  • Trent Renzor
  • Tim Burton
  • Sandor Ellix Katz
  • Gordon Ramsay
  • Magnus Nilsson
  • Lucille Ball

Music:

  • new wave
  • postpunk
  • darkwave
  • industrial
  • electronic

Some of my favorite bands are: The Faint, Funker Vogt, Depeche Mode, Abney Park, Ashbury Heights, Deine Lakaien, Covenant, Pink Floyd, The Doors, VNV Nation, Aphex Twin, Apoptygma Berzerk, Tool, A Perfect Circle, Marilyn Manson, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, Project Pitchfork, Neuroticfish, System of a Down, Bella Morte, and Dresden Dolls.

TV Shows:

  • Archer
  • I Love Lucy
  • Gilligan's Island
  • American Dad
  • Squidbillies
  • Superjail!
  • Futurama
  • Arrested Development
  • Whitest Kids You Know
  • The Golden Girls
  • The Munsters
  • Addams Family
  • X-Files
  • Fraiser
  • Reno 911

Likes

  • Colors: teal, turquoise, blue, green, purple, silver, black

  • horror movies

  • Handmade things

  • Mail Art

  • ferns

  • trees

  • mushrooms

  • trippy/psychedelia

  • steampunk

  • vintage items

  • ephemera

  • Gothic

  • Industrial

  • Victorian

  • H.R. Giger Artwork

  • Vintage things that are politically incorrect by today's standards

  • nature themed/natural items

  • ATC's

  • rubber/acrylic stamps

  • sex, drugs, and rock & roll

  • peacocks

  • pens, markers, and sharpies

  • Atomic Age/ Nuclear Age

  • nautical themed things (especially octopus & the deep sea)

  • anything unusual or unique

  • sushi

  • herbalism

  • incense

  • 420/ weed related

  • wine/cider/alcohol

  • things with 'Atlas' on them (my son's name)

  • unique papers for collaging or making altered art

  • giraffe and octopus items

  • gothic/black baby things (18 months and up)

  • pens and markers for the hubby who loves drawing

  • herbal items, like incense, essential oils, smudge sticks, etc.

  • I LOVE ALTERED GOTHIC/HORROR DOLLS!!!!

  • handmade pottery

Dislikes/ Un-needed Items

  • CENSORSHIP!!! FUCK IT!@#*!$%

  • RELIGION (mostly christianity and monotheism) I am offended by most religious things and do not want them whatsoever!

  • washi tape

  • note cards

  • memo pads, list pages, or sticky notes

  • candy or chocolate

  • warm colors, red, orange, and yellow

  • "keep calm and carry on" theme

  • pastel colors

  • disney/pixar, and 'kids' stuff in general

  • celebrities, brand names

  • holiday items (especially christian based ones)

  • shorthand/ text speak/ bad grammar

  • tea, as I have WAY too much currently!

  • anything that says blessed/blessings etc.

Postcards

I collect the following topic postcards:

  • Vintage!!! The older the better! I adore collecting these in ~any~ topic!! I even love receiving used vintage postcards pre-1960 (in an envelope).

  • black and white photography

  • graveyards and morbid themes (mortuaries, autopsies, serial killers, anything along those lines)

  • nature scenes with no people or buildings

  • Gothic, Victorian, Punk, Alternative, etc.

  • weird (interpret this however you'd like, if it makes you think WTF, I'll probably like it)

  • industrial & mechanical

  • dark or occult

  • politically incorrect (by today's standards)

  • giraffes

  • sea creatures (mostly squids, octopus, and coral)

  • nudity/obscenity

  • gore

  • horror

  • national parks (vintage preferred, but all are great)

  • art deco/ art nouveau

  • well-created handmade (watercolor, collage, artistically inclined, etc.)

I'm not crazy the following topics:

  • religions in any context

  • holiday (of any kind)

  • multi-view

  • ones with a lot of text, or only text

  • flags

  • people, famous or non

  • ad/free unless I am in a swap specifically for that

  • tourist-y (unless vintage 1970's or older)

  • vintage reproduction, I am just not into faux vintage things. I like the real deal~

ATC's

Anything that fits my profile is always welcome!

So that means I love ones that are:

  • collaged and mixed media
  • vintage
  • nature
  • gothic
  • dark
  • black and white
  • morbid
  • cool colors (blue, green, purple)
  • ferns and mushrooms
  • trippy/ psychedelia
  • profile favorites

Not so much into:

  • drawn, unless profile specific
  • words and phrases on cards
  • religious
  • sports
  • poorly created
  • sticker slapped

Hosting Info

Thanks for joining my swap! Here's what you can expect:

I try to be lenient and understanding. Life isn't always predictable, so unless someone is a serial flaker or late sender I like to give people another chance.

Newbies are welcome in ~most~ of my swaps, because I understand that people have to start somewhere to acquire a few ratings. More intense and time-consuming swaps will require slightly stricter guidelines.

I HATE people who critique every last detail, like postmarks that are a day or two "late", or measuring things to find them to be exact. If you do this and I find out you will be BANNED! Swapping is for FUN not critiquing every last detail!

To me a "filled out" profile is at least 2-3 sentences, or a paragraph. Some people aren't picky about what they get, and might not have a lot to say. I do not allow people with 'blank profiles', but If this bothers you, do not join my swaps.

If you are flaked on I will gladly send you something! I always expect people in my swaps to receive something. No one should feel left out! Send me a message and I'll take care of you! JUST BE SURE TO LET ME KNOW!

I DO NOT DO DRAMA. All drama queens will be blocked and banned. This includes people who argue about swap "types" and are generally nit-picky, or annoying to deal with in swaps. If you're gonna be a bitch, no one will want to swap with you! ;D

Once I block someone it is FINAL! I block people for a reason (usually because I have had a negative experience with you, or someone else has and I don't want to join that shit show). I do not remove blocks, do not get your friends to message me about it, thanks!

I typically assign partners within 24 hours of sign up deadline (3 am EST). If partners are not assigned within this time frame, feel free to PM me. I always try to get swap partners assigned as soon as possible, but we all have lives to live and cannot be online 24/7.

Send anything kinds of swaps or ones in which you can send ATC's, handmade items, or mail art are CLEARLY type 3 swaps since these are things that take time to create.

If you don't agree with how I do my swaps DON'T JOIN THEM! Simple as that. You will NOT be missed by anyone =D

Ratings

blueseabliss rated for ATC 2017 #24: Book Page -USA- on Jun 21, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Love it Kat!
NikGodwin rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 18, 2017
5
rating
Comment: SO much cuteness in this envelope! Thank you so much for my goodies and for hosting an awesome swap!
sheilav452000 rated for 5 for 5 ATC USA only on Jun 14, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC.
lady41701 rated for 2 x 4 Swap -USA- on Jun 13, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Oh my....soooo many wonderful goodies you sent! It was such a special treat in my mailbox that I wish I could give more than one heart. Thanks ever so much!!!
SerenaAzureth rated for 5 for 5 ATC USA only on Jun 10, 2017
5
rating
Comment: I love the lace accents on this card. so pretty! Thank you so much!!
Germanbaby77 rated for ATC 2017 #23: Stamped -USA- on Jun 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Spectacular job on the ATC! Thank you so much!
urocyonfox rated for 5 for 5 ATC USA only on Jun 9, 2017
5
rating
Comment: This totally looks like poison ivy, I like it
RiverTopanga rated for 5 for 5 ATC USA only on Jun 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Kat, thank you for the ATC. Where did the page come from? I really like it, want to read the rest! Love that it's not run of the mill...wish I was that creative! Thanks again!
Kalalinga rated for ATC 2017 #22: Vintage -USA- on Jun 8, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks you for the wonderful ATC - I love it! Thanks also for the book page map - so great to use in my crafting. I love your swaps.
janw1988 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 38 on Jun 6, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Hi Kat! Thanks for the great card and quote. Have a great day!
Heynowokay rated for Random Weekend Envelope on Jun 2, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the lovely swap. I particularly like the index tabs and the diecuts! Hope to see more of these swaps, and thanks again for hosting. :)
OonaWingedWolf rated for Old & New ATC's -USA- on Jun 1, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the extra card and the lovely stickers! Excellent swapper!
thequilterslink rated for ATC 2017 #21: Scraps -USA- on Jun 1, 2017
5
rating
Comment: thanks!
abrown00 rated for 3 Things In An Envelope #3 on May 31, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies!
Camiliann rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 38 on May 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for the postcard and quote
midestino76 rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
atinagrace rated for Parcel of Envelopes -Round 2- USA on May 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: WOW!!! was I the lucky one to have you for a partner!!! Thank you so much!! Let me know about Round 3!
Rabbitfreedom rated for Quick Ephemera Envelope -USA- on May 30, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for all the fun stuff!
LauraM540 rated for Quick Large Flat Envelope -USA- on May 26, 2017
5
rating
Comment: Awesome Swap!! Thanks for the goodies and I appreciate you hosting this one!
redeemed rated for My Crafting Space (e-mail swap) on May 26, 2017
5
rating
 

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 1165 190 194
Completed Fives Threes Ones
741 1569 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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Comments

OrigamiGrace on May 30, 2017:

From Cheap Postage Group!

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makestuff on May 14, 2017:

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cbzcando on Apr 28, 2017:

Thank you for the lovely splattered nail polish ATC! It's a pretty abstract. Thanks also for the beauty sample and for using such great old postage stamps on the envelope. You brightened up my mailbox! :)

slamophile on Apr 6, 2017:

Thank you so much for the stamps - I remember some of them, but, most of those old gummed stamps, I have never seen. Amazing. Love them all. Thanks again - Great bargain.

HannahEnilk on Dec 19, 2016:

Thank you for sending $50+ of vintage postage for under face value! I love the selection and am looking forward to using them in future swaps!

kittyhahahotbot on Nov 17, 2016:

Welcome to AMMM!

Maapz on Oct 5, 2016:

I'm so happy you received my mail and that you like it so much :) You're very welcome! Thanks for letting me know! Best wishes and have a great day!

SunTradeToo on Jul 6, 2016:

Hello KatlynAva ! I wanted to share a Quick friendly Profile comment!. Reading your profile I see we share the same love for the Cosmos! I find it fascinating since I was a little girl. I too cannot stay inside all day, because I feel like being in confined! I specially like sitting in my swing in the back porch at night and watch the sky!

mandigutterrose on Jul 6, 2016:

Read My Profile And Leave A Comment: Isn't it so difficult to find black/punk baby items?! Spencer's has a nice line but they're like $22 for a single onesie! Now I'm support curious about chocolate tea, I've seen caramel tea but never tried it, I've never heard of chocolate tea, it sounds disgusting lol.

hamsterfarm on Jul 4, 2016:

Thanks for joining Vinyl Stickers <3

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