Swap-bot Time: July 9, 2020 4:21 am


Date Joined: January 29, 2014
Last Online: May 20, 2015
Birthday: May 7, 1974
Country: United States
My Website
My Facebook Page
My Etsy Store
My Instagram
My Deviant Art

About Me

My name is Kat Sanders. I am an artist, writer and crafter living in Glen Allen, VA, USA. You can see my work on Deviant Art (zaubrer) and my art site, The Painted Kat.

I am in the process of trying to get a Etsy store up and running. I have a few things up if you want to check it out. Mostly, I just need to take pictures of my arts and crafts to be able to add them to the store.

Check out my Instagram for in progress pieces and non-swap art!

I love getting mail art, especially ATCs. Every time I get an envelope in the mail, I jump for joy (not literally, I have bad knees). The more decorations, the better!

Allergies: Most perfumes Chamomile Eucalyptus

How I Swap

Here is a timeline on how I handle mail art swaps:

When I join a swap, I start making the item leaving one or two small things undone.

Example: If I am working on a tangle ATC letter, I will complete the letter in black and white but I will not color it in.

Then once I receive the name of my partner, I will visit their profile to find one or two ways to personalize my item.

Example: For the letter ATC, I will find a favorite color and color in the letter using color pencils or markers.

Then I will place my item in either a plastic sleeve or plastic bag and place the item in a card with a hand written note. (Please note that the plastic sleeve/bag is a new addition. My first couple of swaps weren't in plastic.)

I usually mail them out on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday as those are the days I work. If something happens and the deadline for mailing is approaching, I will make a special trip to the post office. Please be aware that I live in Glen Allen, VA, USA and I do participate in international swaps as often as I can afford them.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to message me. I check in on swap-bot at least daily if not more often.

UPDATED 06 APRIL 2014: I am fond of adding color to swaps where applicable. I usually try to go to a swapper's profile to find out their favorite color. I have found that most swappers don't put their favorite colors on their profile. I think it would be great to see a lot of favorite on a profile to help provide ideas. If you see a favorite that I don't have on a profile, message me and I will add it. I have a few below.


Colors: Purple, Black (no Pink - I hate the color pink!)
Food: Chocolate, Coconut
Number: 13
Quote: "I used to be Snow White, but then I drifted." -Mae West
Channel: HGTV
Store: Michaels
Holiday: Halloween
Style: Steampunk, Goth
Phrase: Cool Beans

Favorite Television

Teen Wolf
Almost Human
Treehouse Masters
Rehab Addict
The Big Bang Theory
Sleepy Hollow
Sherlock (BBC)
Hawaii 5-0

Favorite Movies

Top Five Movies:

  1. Star Trek (reboot series)
  2. Grease
  3. Rocky Horror Picture Show
  4. Dirty Dancing
  5. Labyrinth

Yes, I like musicals!!!

Favorite Books

I read science fictions, fantasy, mysteries and romance, but mostly I read fan fiction of the slash variety.

Favorite Music

I have very eclectic taste in music...

Gretchen Wilson
Gwen Stefani
Led Zepplin
Def Leppard
No Doubt
Blake Shelton
80's Hair Bands

I listen to country in the car because I like to sing along. I listen to Apocalytica and other band with no vocals at home so that I can concentrate on what I'm doing (usually reading or drawing). I listen to Pink, No Doubt and others when I want to dance around the house or just playing online.

Favorite Crafts

Making Jewelry

I have always wanted to try to make stain glass, but it is too expensive at this time.


Comment: Sorry for the late rating, I thought I had rated and just noticed that I had not! Thank you for the atc and the extra bookmark you made for me. Very patriotic :-)
RiittaR rated for Color Blocking Zentangle ATC # 2 on Jun 18, 2014
Comment: Wow, lovely! Many thanks for the beautifully tangled ATC!
Comment: Thank you so much for the purple butterfly ATC! Marjorie
cherrihurt rated for Sugar Skull ATC's on Jun 8, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the great ATC!
LauraM540 rated for Handmade Gift Tags: Birthday on Jun 6, 2014
Comment: Loved your zentangle cards! Wish I could make those!! Thanks!!! :)
Response: They aren't that hard. They just look like it. Go to Zentangle.com or tanglepatterns.com for instructions. That is how I learned! 💟
CraftiNana rated for Handmade Gift Tags: Birthday on Jun 5, 2014
Comment: Thanks so much for the cool tags. Happy swapping!
kittyhahahotbot rated for Zazzle PC on Jun 2, 2014
Comment: WoW, this is your creation? Awesome. Love it! THANK YOU x KiT
rebecca1975 rated for 4 x 4 artist card zendoodle on Jun 2, 2014
Comment: Thank you.
nolagirl rated for ATC Supply Mania #3 USA Only on Jun 1, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of ATC supplies!
janeruss rated for Zazzle PC on May 31, 2014
Comment: Hi Kat, Thanks so much for the card. Enjoy life, Jane
RandiPearl rated for 4 x 4 artist card zendoodle on May 31, 2014
Comment: Thank you for the zen doodle
ShenaLee rated for Sugar Skull ATC's on May 30, 2014
Comment: Love the card!!!
Comment: Loved the V neck what a great idea! Thanks.
Comment: Thank you so much for the ATC. I love it. You do beautiful work. Perfect addition to my collection!
Comment: Kat, Thank you for the ATC, I like how you designed the V in the corner :) and thank you for the extras I will use the mini bookmark.
mamainshane rated for MAY: Zentangle Sampler Round 1 on May 27, 2014
Comment: Super sampler! Love the names of each design. Thanks!
Hell0Z0mbie rated for MAY: Zentangle Sampler Round 1 on May 18, 2014
Comment: Thanks!
lena1489 rated for Tangled "Z" ATCs on May 17, 2014
Comment: Loved the tangled -z
theinkyfrog rated for Purple ATC - USA on May 16, 2014
Comment: I love the purple flower ATC! Purple is my favorite color also. Thanks!!
Neeklette rated for MAY: Zentangle Sampler Round 1 on May 15, 2014
Comment: Very nice, thank you!

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billowing on May 7, 2016:

Happy Birthday!! From a fellow LLL groupie :)

billowing on May 7, 2016:
anrtist on May 22, 2014:

Zentangle Zen Group Greetings!!!
Blessings, cc

bbsporty on May 7, 2014:

Happy Birthday!

TC on Mar 18, 2014:

I featured your ATC on the newest Little ATC Houses swap. :)

anrtist on Feb 16, 2014:

Welcome to SB & the NEW ZEN Group!

Blessings, cc

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