Swap-bot Time: February 26, 2020 3:28 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: February 26, 2020
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 Carribeanโ€ฆ, 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, Firefly, Castle ('course I just love that Nathan Fillion!), Once Upon a Time. Shows I currently watch: Elementary (sad that it ended), The Rookie, God Friended Me, 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, postcards, 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

Items I'm looking for

any embellishments, pretty/cool papers, ideas/instructions on stamping & quilling or different techniques on making background papers, ribbons, stickers, lace, fabric pieces, rub-ons, jewels/beads, eyelet brads, brads, vintage anything, ephemera, 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); interesting images for focal points; inspiring quotes, esp. from Scripture


grammypammy rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC - Letter E on Feb 15, 2020
Comment: I just did a Bible study on Esther so this ATC was perfect! I admire the kind of woman she was, so brave and God rewarded her for her obedience.
Response: God is amazing in how He works things out. I'm glad you like it. Thank you for the heart.
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful ATC. I love how you used fabric to make the hot air balloon. Very creative!
Response: You're very welcome. So glad you like it. I had fun making it. I did one like it in the altered book I'm working on (but a larger scale of course.) Thank you for the heart.
wolfeagle rated for Celebrating Dance ATC on Feb 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you. And we have one more thing in common, as I love dance also. Swing dancing is one of my favorites as well, though I haven't been in awhile. I hope you two get back out on the dance floor soon. ;D
Response: That's amazing. I'm glad Swing is your favorite too. Yes, I hope to be out on the floor "Swinging" soon too! Thank you for the heart.
wombatlady rated for Music ATC on Feb 1, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the ATC! The main theme from Star Wars was actually the first "real" piece I learned on piano for my first recital, haha (and one of the few I can still mostly play...the other one being Darth Vader's theme). John Williams can sure write an evocative score....
Response: So glad you enjoy it. It was actually my second attempt. The first one didn't turn out all that well. I wanted to make it better. Yes, John Williams is very talented.
grammypammy rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC - Letter D on Jan 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the David ATC and the extra backgrounds too!
Onaki rated for ATC - Free Themed #23 (USA) on Jul 1, 2019
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Speedy Found Image #3 on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thanks bunches! Love 'em both!!! Great theme!! xx G
Response: So glad you enjoy them. You're very welcome!
Comment: Kathy! Your ATC is wonderful. It's one of the nicest ones I've received while I've been on SwapBot! I love that you told me where the shells and sand are from, and how amazing you made it before you knew who your partner was and yet you made the perfect one for me! So lovely you were able to go to Ireland. I would love to go. Thank you so much! ๐ŸŒปโ˜˜๏ธ
Response: You are very welcome. My pleasure in making it and being your swap partner. So glad you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ˜„ Ireland is a beautiful country and the people are so friendly. I'd love to go back some day.
sharmison33 rated for Complimentary Craft Supplies on Jun 19, 2019
amlwin19 rated for 3x5 ocean themed skinny card on Jun 7, 2019
Comment: So cute. I love the penguins. Thank you for my card.
Response: I'm so glad you like it ๐Ÿ˜Š You're welcome.
tam2016 rated for Just Randomness Giveaway on May 30, 2019
rklemons rated for ATC THESE #3: DUCT/DUCK TAPE on Mar 26, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the great ATC...I loved the beaded "bookmark" accent!
purple24 rated for ATC Cleanout #20 (USA) on Mar 11, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the ATCโ€™s. I absolutely love the letter you wrote. So nice to hear of people who have the same interests and passions as me. God bless you too.
Tverne05 rated for Make a Card from an ATC #2 on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Thanks Kathy! Craftykathy1 certainly does suite you. LOL. I love the card you make from the ATC coin. It is lovely! You tied everything together. Thanks so much for the tags. Thanks for sharing about your wedding and the butterfly reference.
aurelas rated for USA Recycle Those Christmas Cards! on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Your ATC is just gorgeous, and what a wonderful message! Thank you for the playing cards--it' funny that they're both 9s because 9 is "my" number. And ocelots are one of my favourite animals! It's like you could read my mind! I think the artist trading coin idea is an interesting one but I could never use that adorable cat POG for that--it's going to go in my smashbook or become a magnet! Thank you so much, and I hope you have a lovely 2019 :D
Response: I'm so glad you enjoy everything. I'm happy to know that things I chose were your favorites. God works in wonderful ways! I hope the POG works out well as a magnet or for your smashbook. Is that like a Wreck this Journal type thing? It was wonderful creating for you! Take care.
CbFlynn rated for What's In a Name ATC Swap #1 on May 8, 2013
Comment: Received the package, thanks for all the effort you put into the ATC
Response: Thanks so much for your understanding with my injury. Don't be surprised if you get a little something in the future though. You're welcome! :)
roaddummy rated for Zentangle on Mar 22, 2013
Comment: I found it today!! Sent you a message. I apologize. I love it and will put it with the rest of my collection!!!! I feel bad that I misplaced, but I can be a little scattered sometimes!!!
ZzMonstruozZ rated for Six Word Memoirs - ATC #5 on Mar 14, 2013
Comment: Hi Kathy! ^_^ Thank you soo-o much for your beautiful ATC. I have really enjoyed it!
Response: I am so pleased you liked it!Blessing to you! <3
beckyluvsnkotb rated for Twilight Time - USA Only on Feb 28, 2013
Comment: Got it today, the charm fell off in transit :( Good idea using a playing card, never thought of that before.
Response: Sorry that the charm came off :( Hope you were able to get it back on. Yeah, I like to recycle whenever/wherever I can.

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yvonne401 on Oct 28, 2019:

Welcome to Christian Swappers Group! It's great to have you here!



Nandin on Apr 19, 2011:

Please consider joining the swap I'm hosting "For the Love of Zen- Handmade Zentangle Postcards". http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/88715 I'm desperate to find another person who zentangles to make it an even swap! Thanks for considering!

Simone on Sep 12, 2009:

Join Uplifting Prayer


DecoPalace on Jun 27, 2009:

I have a swap that is about to end soon on paper quilling. I did a search here on Swap Bot and your profile came up. I hope to see you in the swap which can be found on this link.. http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/33277

Have a wonderful weekend.

katrinainaz on Dec 8, 2008:

thank you for the card. i love the weaving you did. It's soo pretty. I would leave a heart but I don't have that in my key board. hehehehe Katrina in AZ

sewcrazy on Oct 6, 2008:

I wanted to thank you again for the lovely Four Seasons ATCs. I don't rate my partners on when I receive the swap, so being late didn't influence one way or the other. I love the cards, you did a fantastic job and again, thanks for everything.

Ang73 on Aug 24, 2008:

Thank you for joining my QuickFix Inchies swap.Enjoy!

Josietai on Jul 27, 2008:

Thanks for joining Four Seasons ATC!


Have fun!


ladydy5 on Jun 15, 2008:

Welcome to ABC swap. Maybe those camp kids can join in and you will have the whole alphabet done. Thanks for joining

raven on Jun 15, 2008:

Welcome to Swap-Bot and Thank you for joining my Newspaper ATC swap..I hope you have fun ...


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