Swap-bot Time: June 1, 2020 1:11 pm


Date Joined: May 4, 2008
Last Online: June 1, 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 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

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


Bananers rated for ATCCT: Coin with a animal on May 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the nicely done coin. :)
Gobarb rated for USATC: MAY Monthly ATC Swap on May 30, 2020
Comment: Hi Kathy. Thank you for the cute cat ATC and bobby pin. I have not been able to start treatment because of COVID-19. Drs. think it is too risky now. I am not really in terrible shape. If it gets bad enough, they will probably start. I am ok with it. I have 6 hands to help me, 2 Drs. and God's. The saying on the ATC sums it up. Resilient. That's me!! I am so glad about your dad. It must be be quite a relief for you and your family! Stay well! 😘
YooperHill rated for Altered Ticket Strips on May 28, 2020
Comment: ❤️ thank you! Fun swap!
wittmert rated for USA: Face Time-May on May 27, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the cool collaged postcard!
NRGordon rated for ATC: Time on May 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC and your very nice note. Happy to hear that your dad is recovering. 60 years together, wow! Covid is keeping us from out daughters and granddaughter. They are well but it is sad just the same.
NeronNebula rated for Mer-May ATC on May 21, 2020
Comment: Aw your ATC was adorable! I loved it!
Response: I'm so glad you like it. I enjoyed making it. You're very welcome. Thanks for the heart.
Comment: I love what you did. I just got done reading Acts. Lots of meat in it.
Response: I'm glad you like it. You're welcome. Thank you for the heart too.
grammypammy rated for CSG ~ Faith Based ATC - Letter H on May 20, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the Hebrews ATC, I love it!
Response: So pleased that you like it. You're very welcome.
Christianmom rated for CSG ~ Pocket Praise on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you Kathy for the Pocket Praise. I love the three pockets you made out of the paper and I love the colored paper you used. It looks so pretty and you did a great job. Glad to hear that your Dad is doing better. I am like you I am not much on saying prayers out loud especially to other people. Thank you for the bookmark and heart. I love to color in my spare time so those are great. If I could give you more hearts I sure would. Hope you are having a wonderful day. Take care and be safe.
Response: I'm so happy you enjoyed everything. Thank you so much for the heart. More great news with my Dad is that he actually responded to my brother the other day in full sentences! He's only said a few words here and there the last two weeks and those were his first since the stroke! God is working miracles in him!
AnnaL rated for OATCs: Really Red on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much Kathy for making me the tea themed ATC I love it! Looking forward on tasting the tea tonight with dinner, so sweet of you. Have a wonderful week & CRAFT ON! AnnaL.
Response: I'm so glad you like the ATC. That was my first idea once I read your profile. I hope you had a chance to try the tea with dinner and that it was good. You are very welcome.
ChristineMartinez rated for Eyes ATC on May 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the beautifully ATC. I like how the tear had another eye in it. Very clever! Thank you for the nice note that accompanied the swap too. It made my day. Thank you!
Response: I really enjoyed making this for you. I originally tried to do a smaller version of the bigger eye in the tear drop, but it didn't look right, so I used an eye from a magazine. So glad you like it.
institches rated for ATC Trade #1 ~ USA on May 16, 2020
Comment: Thank you very much!
Response: You're very welcome!
toni rated for USAPC: 3 Elements ATC #28 on May 16, 2020
Comment: thank you for the lovely atc!
Response: You're welcome. I'm pleased that you're pleased!
Kitty2cats rated for FTLOC#1-ATC COIN-Butterfly Theme on May 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Kathy, Hope you are doing well. Thanks so much for your cute butterfly ATC! Love it😊Its so unique with the material you used to craft the butterfly. Thanks also for the book and music sheets. Those always come in so handy. Happy weekend! Holly
Response: Holly, I'm so glad you liked it. It's funny how much I'm using the sheer curtain now. When I first got it, I thought "how can I use this?" Well it works out perfectly for butterflies! You're very welcome.
Shuttlebug rated for Unique Fabric swap on May 14, 2020
Comment: Your ATC coin is super cute! And I appreciate your letter, too. I'm doing well and enjoying the time I have to do all sorts of crafts.
Response: You are very welcome. I enjoyed making it. Glad you like it.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely ATC and long letter <3 Just in time for my Birthday :D I think this year will be the first year I'll have to spend my birthday alone at home, but family and friends will celebrate with me via video chats. The important thing is everyone I love is safe and healthy. Receiving your mail really brings a smile to my face! Yes, we do have a lot in common! I kinda of got away from Criminal Minds as well (after Morgan left). However, I recently picked up cross stitching again. I finished 3 projects I left unfinished 6 years ago in a month. Blessings to you as well!
Response: I've been slow to respond to my ratings, sorry! I didn't realize how much! I hope you had a wonderful chat with family and friends for your birthday. I'm so glad you liked the ATC. You're very welcome.
YooperHill rated for MMPC - Peacock ATC on May 10, 2020
Comment: ❤️
Kirkdebb rated for USATC: 3 Random Things ATC Swap on May 7, 2020
Comment: I think you had more than 3 random things! Great job! I giggled when I saw yours because I also added a randomly added giraffe on mine. I can always tell true Twilight fans when they recognize my town's name. Most people only know Forks. My favorite tidbit to share is when you drive onto the reservation by Forks there's a large sign that reads "Treaty Line, No Vampires beyond this point." The first time I saw it I made my husband pull over to take a pic.
Response: So pleased you liked it. Great minds think alike, as the saying goes! 😁 Oh my gosh, that sign is awesome. If you ever feel inclined to, I would love a copy of that picture! Take care and thanks for the heart.
CraftyShana76 rated for EPUSA: Mini Envelope ATC on May 7, 2020
Comment: So gorgeous! I loved it very much! I’d love to swap again sometime!! Thank you!
Response: You are very welcome. I'm so glad you liked it. I wouldn't mind setting up a private swap of some sort if you'd like.
RetroChik rated for USATC: Recycled ATC on May 6, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the super cute ATC. Love it!

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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

grammypammy on Mar 20, 2020:

Thank you for the Faith Based Letter G ATC. That’s was sweet of you to send me one.

Hugs, Pam

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!


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