Swap-bot Time: April 27, 2017 5:25 pm


Date Joined: April 25, 2009
Last Online: April 27, 2017
Birthday: April 18
Country: United States

About Me

Need postage? Tons of unused US postage available for purchase/trade BELOW face value. PM me for details!

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! ★ I have two fur-babies named Cloudy and Orpheus ★ Currently I'm trying to learn German and/or Finnish ★ I adore hiking, camping, grilling, and bonfires ★ 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 ★ I ♥ mail art! ★ Ethnobotany is one of my passions ★ Astral projection and lucid dreaming are something I focus on ★ I love postcards! ★

~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!

Swaps without identifying information (I am in a lot of swaps so if there is no username or swap name I cannot look through them all trying to figure out who sent what):

  • A foil pink parcel with a lot of 2017 calendar things and paper goods. (No note inside)

  • A faux vintage style postcard.



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


  • 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


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

  • horror movies

  • Handmade items!

  • Mail Art

  • random stuffed envelopes

  • ferns

  • trees

  • mushrooms

  • trippy/psychedelic

  • steampunk

  • vintage items

  • ephemera

  • Gothic

  • Industrial

  • Victorian

  • teas (see below)

  • H.R. Giger

  • 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

  • I Love Lucy & Lucille Ball

  • sushi

  • herbalism

  • incense

  • 420/ weed related

  • wine/cider/alcohol

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

  • anything for collaging or making altered art


★These are special items that I'm either looking for or will certainly appreciate you sending! If you happen to have any please PM me for a private swap★

  • gothic/black baby items (18 months +)
  • vintage postcards, ephemera, stamps, etc. The older, the better! I have a book of poetry from 1896 that I absolutely adore.
  • altered dolls (preferably horror/gothic themed)
  • steampunk themed
  • handmade items, especially pottery, jewelry, and sewn things
  • herbs, resins, essential oils, incense, smudge sticks, etc.
  • giraffe and octopus things!
  • handmade plushies/stuffies
  • black envelopes
  • black/dark dream catcher
  • artwork
  • pens and markers for my husband who loves drawing

General Dislikes

While I try to pass on things I cannot use, I would prefer not receive the following:

  • RELIGIOUS THINGS (mostly monotheism)

  • washi/deco tape

  • notecards

  • memo pads, sticky notes

  • food items, like candy or chocolate

  • jewelry

  • "keep calm and carry on" theme

  • pastel colors

  • disney/pixar, 'kids' stuff in general

  • censored things. I am STRONGLY against censorship in all forms!

  • celebrities

  • sports

  • holiday items (any holiday, I do not celebrate many)

  • shorthand/ text speak


I collect the following topics:

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

  • black and white photography and art

  • 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

  • giraffes

  • sea creatures (cephalopods!)

  • nudity/obscenity

  • gore

  • horror

  • national parks (retro preferred, but any are great)

  • art deco/ art nouveau

  • well-done handmade

I'm not crazy the following topics:

  • religious

  • 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 80's or older)

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

Teas, Please!

~Tazo Passion tea is one of my favorites, and sadly no stores around me carry it~

I am happy to receive any other flavors (other than those listed below) and I also love loose leaf teas that are labeled! My favorite types of tea are pur eh, ginger, floral, fruity, and minty. I love herbal teas! I prefer green, white, and rooibos to blacks.

I absolutely hate the following flavors, please do not send these!!!:

  • cherry flavored

  • caramel

  • chocolate flavored

  • earl gray & english breakfast

  • contains milk/dairy

  • orange flavored


~ Hosting Swap Info ~

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

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. 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! Just send me a message and I'll take care of you! JUST LET ME KNOW!

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

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). I do not remove blocks, do not ask me to!

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


Fabriqueen rated for Pinterest: Embroidery on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
damilola rated for Pinterest: This is Me on Apr 25, 2017
Comment: Sorry for my os so very late rating ! I checked your board before and thought I rated you, but I didnt :-( SORRY ! I love your board, it has so many different pins. Wonderful ! Thanks for sharing !
wokeupmissing rated for Postcard Penpals - USA on Apr 24, 2017
Comment: Happy belated birthday! Thanks for the postcard, will have a response back, shortly.
CajunLady rated for Pinterest Candy on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Great board! Thanks!
brianfuchs rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 35 on Apr 21, 2017
HannahEnilk rated for Postcard Penpals - USA on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard--it sounds like you had a good birthday. I will send a reply your way. :)
esmy77 rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 35 on Apr 21, 2017
Comment: I love the stamps! and by the way I live near Los Angeles and I have been to Frank Lloyd homes and they are absolutely breathtaking!
kayebubbly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 35 on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: How's ur project ?? Hope it's going well!
annielou rated for Unusual ATC #2: Spray Paint -USA- on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Beautiful works of art! What talent!!! Gorgeous work. I love them. Thank you!!!
djfshop rated for Pinterest Candy on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Fun board!
Jsereg001 rated for Goodies 4 ME & YOU!!!! End April on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome goodies!
Germanbaby77 rated for ATC 2017 #15: Abstract -USA- on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: thank you for the beautiful ATC. you did a great job on it!
greygooselime rated for MAX USA Happy Mail #1 on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Fly rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 35 on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: Love the old stamps. First Oregon postcard for the year
MLouiseOliver rated for Pinterest: Gardening on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: I loved both of your boards, and enjoyed looking through them for ideas. Thank you so much for sharing. I hope you're having a wonderful week.
Carissakarisma rated for MAX USA Happy Mail #1 on Apr 18, 2017
Spiritfree rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 35 on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Andosartist rated for MAX USA Happy Mail #1 on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thank You!
LaurenPappas rated for Pinterest: Gardening on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the awesome ideas!
PostcardAl rated for Postcrossing Obsessed?! 35 on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: Hello, thanks for the postcard and the nice old stamps. Best, al

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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.

sabbysteg on Feb 10, 2017:

Hi! Just letting everyone know in TOW group that there is a Goddess PC Swap going on, hope to see you sign up!

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


RyeRye on Jul 3, 2016:

Inspiration Station~

RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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