Swap-bot Time: December 2, 2023 1:35 am


Date Joined: April 7, 2021
Last Online: December 1, 2023
Birthday: August 5
Country: United States

About Me

Hi. I am Kristen and in my 40s from the Boston area. I've had penpals my whole life and am getting back into paper crafting after several years away.

I will be traveling July - December 2023 and am currently using a virtual mailbox. I will rate all swaps, but it may just take a little longer.

Please don't send religious things.

Favorite Books

To Kill a Mockingbird, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, The House of the Spirits, Rebecca, The Dutch House, Just Mercy. I love fiction and non fiction.

Favorite Television

I've recently watched Good Girls, Parenthood, Ozark, Breaking Bad, Schitts Creek, Modern Family, Criminal Minds, Love is Blind (don't judge), Better Call Saul, and Imposters.

All time fave is Parks and Recreation.

Favorite Crafts

Paper things. I like scraps and washi tape and glue and staples. I hope to start a collage/gluebook soon. I like to fiddle around with zines. Just started working on ATCs. I am so in awe of people's creativity with them.


I love washi tape, stickers, stationery, notecards, ephemera, postcards, etc.

Other loves: coffee, coffee shops, travel, friends, getting lost and finding my way, pandas, sunshine, daisies, libraries, meeting new people, connecting people, inspirational quotes, zines, the color purple, mermaid colors and themes, collaging, writing letters, plants, postage stamps, etc etc

Dislike: Goth stuff, sci-fi, paranormal stuff, the color orange, bananas, religious things, vintage things


PLEASE message me if you haven't received a swap from me! I take a pic of all the mail going out for the day. I know the mail is slow lately, so I do ask for patience.

I RATE ALL SWAPS! And I hope you do as well. I rate them as I open the envelope or read the postcard. I give swappers the benefit of the doubt and will give about a month after mail date before I reach out about missing a swap.

I am currently using a virtual mailbox for my swaps. The swap will go to this address and then I will have it forwarded to my address of where I currently am. Please keep this in mind when you are looking to see if I received your swap. It may take an extra week or so!


Traveling is my favorite thing to do. I seriously want to go everywhere!

Avid traveler - both domestic and international. My bucket list is to visit all 7 continents and all 50 states. I have 2 continents left (Africa and Antarctica) and just Alaska for the states. I'll get there someday!

Playing Cards

I just recently started getting into trading playing cards. I just completed my second frankendeck. so fun! i love all cards but especially the ones with animals or from specific cities or countries.

To complete my next deck I'm looking for:

Clubs - A, 5, 8, Q, K

Diamonds - A, 3, 9, 10, J, Q, K

Spades - A, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, J, Q, K


I am okay with any postcard you wish to send as long as it fits the swap guidelines. If you want to send something I would especially like, then pandas, flowers, mountains, and waterfalls are my favorites. I am not really into the vintage postcards so will usually send those on when I receive them as extras in a swap.


Comment: Thank you for the cards and the extra for this round! Enjoy the holiday season!
Comment: Thank you!!!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #56 on Nov 26, 2023
Comment: Great choices and extras.
kssunlover1947 rated for WIYM: NAKED ZOO POSTCARD on Nov 23, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the Polar Bear card from the St Louis Zoo. I have not been to that one but I would like to someday.
Comment: Thank you for the swap. I will pass along the cards.
Caithness rated for CPG Nov 2023 SC Postcard - Global on Nov 21, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the postcard of Atlanta.
estromberg rated for CPG Nov 2023 SC Postcard - US on Nov 14, 2023
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome Petrified Forest PC!!!
Comment: Thanks for the swap!
Comment: thanks for the extra. it will be added to my collection. love this swap is back.
Comment: Thank you for all the cards.
Mystyne rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #241 on Nov 2, 2023
Comment: Thank you for all the postcards. I love them all.
Comment: Thank you for the cards to pass and an extra!
Comment: ❤️❤️Thank you very much for your great choices for this swap. The Multnomah Falls cards of any kind are becoming a favorite for me. Would love to visit there.
mchesser12 rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #54 on Oct 29, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards!!!
quaisoir rated for CPG Oct 2023 SC PC - Global on Oct 28, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful postcard. Those trees must look gorgeous this time of the year. Enjoy your travels!
Sagebrushs rated for CPG Oct 2023 SC Postcard - US on Oct 24, 2023
Comment: Thank you.
kssunlover1947 rated for PH: So Many Choices #3 on Oct 20, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great cards.
Carachea rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt for PCs #239 on Oct 19, 2023
Comment: I love all of your scavenger hunt choices!! The lizard is my fave!! Thank you so much.
Comment: Thank you for Zion National Park PC!
KellyR rated for PCS: Six cards for two partners #9 on Oct 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you, the Greece card is beautiful!

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Whippet on Jun 23, 2023:

Thank you Kristen for surprise "Happy Halloween" postcard you sent to me for CPG June wish. Yes, I love Halloween too, & have bin full of cards, arts, crafts for Halloween I'm saving to work on starting in August. Yes, it may feel weird to send anything Halloween thru the mail out of season. Its OK. I enjoy the distraction of Halloween. Hope you enjoy a Happy Summer! - Kathy

simcoe54 on Aug 5, 2022:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!!

Fabriqueen on Apr 15, 2022:

Thank you so much for sending my Traveling PC home! I love seeing all the places they go before coming back home. Have a wonderful day and an awesome Easter! Hugs, Diane

MisplacedfromPA on Feb 10, 2022:

Thank you for angeling the swap you hosted, 3 Highlights of 2021 in a notecard. Enjoyed reading about them.

9O96O on Jan 22, 2022:

Kristen, did I ever email you the pdf copy of my Zine Go-Round "Little Book of Texture"? If not, send me your email address.

9O96O on Dec 7, 2021:

Hi KristenCat,

Thanks so much for sending back my "Little Book of Texture" zine! How great to see it filled up with fabulous creative pages. This was a great ZMAC swap go-round.

samjowers on Sep 6, 2021:

Just letting you know that your bucket list zine for zine go round 5 is heading to misskittyhello in California! :)

grammypammy on Aug 5, 2021:


Enjoy your day! Hugs, Pam

BlueberryLady on Aug 4, 2021:

Wishing You a Wonderful birthday!!!

CraftyMommaonaBUDGET on Aug 1, 2021:


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