Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 7:37 am


Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: January 14, 2021
Birthday: July 12
Country: United States

About Me

I'm married, no children, unfortunately. I'm the youngest of 6 children. I have many nieces, nephews and even great nieces and nephews.

I have been a professional nanny for many years. I've taken care of children in some capacity for most of my life. It's a blessing to help children grow and learn.

I like to do volunteer work. I currently help in our local chapter of Birthright. It's a free, confidential service for pregnant girls and women. I also help out at a women and children's crisis center.

My Bible, going to Mass, Adoration, and my walk with Jesus are very important to me. I've recently come across Bible journaling. I'd like to get one of these Bibles and try it out!

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy working with different media. I like to find ways to recycle interesting items I find/receive. Then I came across ATCs. The cards first and then more recently the coins. I haven't tried art journaling yet (or smash books), but I do want to try that. I've done altered books (LorriMarie Jenkins style), and I enjoy this very much. I've done scrapbooking, Zentangle, cross stitch. I am always looking for new ways to express my creativity. I'm interested in learning the art of stamping and quilling. I'm getting into drawing now too.(mostly trying the human figure, face, etc., but want to get into landscapes), want to try crochet too (have instructions but haven't tried it yet)

Favorite Books

LOVE to read! The only thing I don't really read are westerns and not much heady romantic novels (like Harlequin romance) or graphic novels. Haven't gotten into any biographies either, but if anyone had any suggestions, I might.

Favorite Movies

Adventure, Psychological thrillers, suspense, comedies, dramas, romance, etc. Love to see a good movie! some examples: Harry Potter series, Twilight Saga, Lord of the Rings, The Mirror has Two Faces, Pirates of the Carribean…, Hallmark films, love the series and movies of Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

Favorite Television

Shows I used to watch: Supernatural, Smallville, Ghost Whisperer, Law & Order: SVU, Without a Trace, Lost, Heroes, Friends, X-Files, Angel, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Fringe, Bones, Firefly, Castle ('course I just love that Nathan Fillion!), Once Upon a Time. Elementary (sad that it ended), Shows I currently watch: The Rookie, God Friended Me (now sadly, this show is in the past. The series ended.), and Blue Bloods.

Favorite Music

My radio station is Contemporary Christian Rock- Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Jeremy Camp, Crowder, Lauren Daigle, etc.. I like uplifting/Christian/inspirational music. I like Jazz as well, but don't listen to it often. Big Band music for when my husband and I can go Swing dancing. I still do listen to 80's music every now and then, Bon Jovi is my favorite.

Passionate about

Dolphins-sea and ocean life, crafting, Ireland/Irish heritage; love, pens, pencils, markers, interesting papers; the color purple (any shade); butterflies; love to Swing dance, and Ballroom dance...and dance in general.


photography, lilies (Stargazers, mostly), anything Celtic/Irish, hearts, dogs (smaller breeds mostly, but love Huskies); going to garage sales/thrift stores and finding treasures to create with; also like the colors red, dark or "hot" pink, blue, green; bookmarks (but I have enough right now, PLEASE don't send any more at this time), stamps


any violent/sexually graphic items; the color orange (except as pertaining to fall); anything depicting prejudices (unless it's to prove a point artistically); not really a house cat person, but like wild cats like tigers, panthers, cheeta, etc.; no perfumes or coffee; nothing WICCA, Tarot, or cult related; Hello Kitty; anime

Items I'm looking for

any embellishments, ideas/instructions on stamping & quilling or different techniques on making background papers, lace, eyelet brads, brads, buttons, vintage anything, miniature anything (envies, game pieces, etc.), punched shapes-flowers, hearts, circles, scalloped circles, butterflies, etc.; washi tape; old art magazines, esp. from Stampington (like their art journal magazine); paper napkins with designs; interesting images for focal points-such as vintage type pictures of people, butterflies, birds, dragonflies, gears and other machinery and mechanical devises, fashion magazine faces, pictures of jewelry and various cosmetics or perfume bottles; Tim Holtz style anything, but especially his paper dolls; inspiring quotes, esp. from Scripture; stamped images


Pandd rated for Altered CD on Nov 27, 2020
Comment: I liked your 3 idea on your altered CD. It was quite fun and we enjoyed it. At least two of the three are here right now. I will be hanging it in my studio. Thank you for Participating in the swap. Pat💕💕
yvonne401 rated for PW ~ Encouraging Notecard Swap on Nov 4, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for your kind words and encouraging scriptures! So sorry for your recent loss! I pray with time it gets easier! God Bless!
DragonflyDaisy rated for Trash to Treasure on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the creative and fun trash to treasure items you made for me. My absolute favorite was the fall tree painted tea bag! 😍 Than you for joining in my swap and having fun with me! Happy crafting! 😁
EleanB rated for CPG: ATCoin: Autumn - US Only on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you, and the extras are great. (BTW when I started college, I was torn between teaching Art and Nursing. I decided on teaching. But the jobs were hard to come by, and I ended up working at a group home for medically fragile folks with intellectual disabilities. So, went back to college to do Nursing.)
Response: Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you, Kathy. Thanks for joining my swap.
Response: Thanks for the heart.
KaliOya rated for Be My Crafty Penpal?? on Oct 8, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely pocket and goodies within. It was very thoughtful of you. The nested envelopes made me laugh. They are so cute. Thank you for the ATC backgrounds. I want to try making them but am a little stuck on starting and putting the first splash of color on the page. Looking forward to being penpals and getting to know you:)
Response: Sorry it's been so long to respond. Life has been busy lately. I hope to write to you soon. Thanks for the heart. I'm glad you enjoyed it.
GlyndasCreations rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #34 on Oct 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC. Love the little leaves everywhere.
Response: You are very welcome. Glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
grammypammy rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC - Letter M on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Love the M ATC! I will be hosting the N as soon as I get moved, so looking forward to that and swapping with you again. Thanks for all the extra goodies too.
Response: Hope your move goes well. Thanks for the heart.
Conni59 rated for MMPC - House Shaped ATC on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Love your creativity! Thanks so much. I love the bread tab idea.
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoyed making this. I think I'd like to try other shaped ATCs. I'm glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: Thank you! My favorite is the tea bag collage ~ I might have to try that sometime. The ladies with the lace strip is lovely too. I appreciate your handwritten note as well ~ Enjoy your weekend
Response: I'm glad to have given you inspiration. That's what I enjoy about swap-bot...getting new ideas. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart.
JuneRosebud rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #32 on Aug 27, 2020
Comment: Hi Kathy, I'd like to thank you for the nice ATC. I like hummingbirds & black berries so it was a nice combination.
Response: It's wonderful how that works out! I'm so glad you like it. You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
grammypammy rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC - Letter L on Aug 26, 2020
Comment: I love your art description of lion and lamb! So creative! Thank you so much!
Response: I knew what I wanted to do for letter "L" but wasn't sure at first how to depict it. I'm so glad you like it. Thanks for the heart. Take care and be well, Kathy
Comment: Thank you so much for the card and note. I really enjoyed both.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it. You are very welcome.
LindaW rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC - Letter K on Aug 10, 2020
Comment: I love the key to the kingdom ATC. The purple background was really uniquely created! I have been living in Hawaii since November 2001. I do miss the changing leaves. I used to live in Southern CA.
Response: I'm so glad you like it, Linda. Sorry for the delay in responding. I do like to comment when people give me a rating. I started a new nanny job, so I'm getting used to the schedule. It's been wonderful though. Thanks for the heart Blessings to you, Kathy
vanneparis rated for MMPC - Zetti ATC w/ Food on Aug 9, 2020
Comment: Hi Kathy! I adore your Zetti ATC! I love her cute orange/pineapple head and the wording came out really cool. I love it! Thank you so much for such a wonderful swap. Take Care -Vanne
Response: You are so very welcome, Vanne. Thank you for introducing me to this Zetti style. I'm really loving it. Thanks for the heart. Be well and safe, Kathh.
PaperPassion rated for USAPC: Scrappy Booklets on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: Love the little booklets you sent and happy they are pink.So many places to use them I don't know where to start.Thank you so much.Be safe.
Response: I'm so pleased you like them! You are very welcome. I enjoyed making them. You stay safe as well. Thanks for the heart.
Poeprincess rated for MMPC - Zetti ATC w/ Numbers on Aug 8, 2020
Comment: OMG, Kathy, this is a treasure! Love everything about it. Thank you for being my partner.
Response: You are so very welcome! I like this Zetti style. There's so much room for creativity! Thanks for the heart.
ginny19590 rated for USATC: Your Choice ATC Swap on Jul 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much. I'd like to know what sealer you used on the Just between friends ATC. Send me a PM if you would. Thanks again........=)
Response: I'm so glad you like them. You are very welcome. Thanks for the heart! Sent you a PM. Blessings to you, Kathy
imacraftygirl rated for Snailmail Notecard Blessing on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: Kathy, thank you for the lovely encouraging note. Be still and know I am God is such a timely scripture for me as I'm the tech director for a private school that is having to start supporting teachers both in school and distance learning. Really..i have no idea how I'm going to get through the next month..but the reminder of God's got it and to be still and let Him work out all the tough stuff is a great assurance for me. Thank you so much!
Response: Yes, I know several people who are teachers/principals and the decisions they have to make coming up. I'm so glad this Scripture speaks to you as well. I'll be praying for you all to have wisdom and peace once the decisions have been made. Stay strong with God, Kathy
AZmom875 rated for 📚 Journal GIVEAWAY! on Jul 27, 2020
Comment: How are you doing on your Starting today commitment? Great thing to commit to doing.
Response: So far, so good. How about you? Have you been more active and moving around?

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CherryBlossomLady on Jan 1, 2021:

Happy new year!! From Cherry Blossom Lady!

Amelia on Nov 26, 2020:

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm here to decorate your profile with cuteness!

ChrisAnne on Sep 25, 2020:

Welcome to The Christian Homestead. We are happy to have you aboard.

Amelia on Aug 17, 2020:

Hello, fellow Catholic :)

LindaW on Jul 31, 2020:

Thank you for the Birthday blessings. I had a nice day celebrating with my hubby.

stormofangels on Jul 16, 2020:

Happy Belated Birthday!

CherryBlossomLady on Jul 7, 2020:

Hello Friend!

bpl76 on Jun 28, 2020:

Stopping be to say hi and have a great day !!

Gobarb on Jun 3, 2020:

Thank you for making me a cat and resilient ATC. It is nice to have someone look at your profile, even when it is not required. Thank you also for the kind words. Try to stay positive and remember what you said...God is good all the time! Blessings. ❤️

Snaileditcrafts on May 11, 2020:

Hi Kathy, I just sent out the swap, "USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #28" I hope that it arrives quickly and safely! Have a great day! o

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