Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 6:18 am


Date Joined: July 30, 2020
Last Online: October 6, 2022
Birthday: July 14, 1983
Country: United States

About Me

If you have my traveling notebook or traveling sticker book, please send me a message! My address has changed and I'd like to get it updated in my books

Hello swappers, I'm Katie! I'm 39 years old and I live in northern Virginia, near Washington D.C. I love all things creative and crafty and I usually spend my free time knitting, sewing, quilting, cooking, baking, practicing calligraphy or attempting to draw. I also enjoy long bike rides and walks with my dog. And snail mail of course!

I always read my partners profile and try to send things they will like, even when it's not required. I've discovered that I enjoy sending more than receiving! My goal is to create a beautiful piece of mail that will put a smile on my partner's face. I've received some truly special swaps that the sender has clearly put a lot of thought and effort into and it absolutely makes my day ♥

If you haven't received a swap from me in a timely manner, please let me know and I will be happy to resend. I will never flake and I always send my swaps on time!! That being said...I understand that life gets in the way sometimes, so if you need a little more time to send just let me know.

I'm open to private swaps and I'm hoping to find a few regular pen pals!

What Makes Me Happy

  • My favorite colors are beige, taupe, and blush pink. I really like soft, muted, dusty colors
  • Brown kraft paper
  • Watercolor
  • Vintage illustrations (plants, animals, scientific type illustrations)
  • Snail mail/air mail/postal themes
  • Floral themes, especially roses
  • Botanicals and houseplants
  • Forest or wilderness themes
  • Birds, especially owls
  • Bears, raccoons, squirrels, squid/octopus, moths
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Mushrooms
  • Fall
  • Christmas
  • Favorite scents: rose, lavender, vanilla, eucalyptus
  • Favorite flavors: rose, vanilla, mint, butterscotch, cinnamon, lemon, pineapple


  • Bright, neon, or primary colors
  • Planner stickers
  • Disney

My Wishlist

If you need ideas for what to send me, these are the things I use most often:

  • Vintage book pages/cut outs
  • Vintage or vintage-style ephemera
  • Vintage postage stamps (used or unused)
  • Handmade paper
  • Pressed flowers
  • Letter sets, note cards, non-touristy postcards
  • Envelopes (mailable size)
  • Memo pads/pages
  • Grid washi tape
  • Stickers
  • Rub-on/print-on stickers
  • Printed tissue paper and napkins
  • Paper doilies (neutral colors)
  • Anything Pepin Press or Rifle Paper Co.
  • Tea--chai, oolong, roobios and herbal teas
  • Anything related to Travelers notebooks. I just started using one and I love it!!

For gift type swaps...I like sheet masks, lip balm and other bath/beauty stuff, soft cover journals, candles, gummi candy, tea, hot chocolate

Favorite Books

Two of my favorites are Good Omens and The Book of Lost Things. But I mostly read non fiction covering all kinds of subjects, from nutrition and food politics to philosophy and supernatural phenomena.

Favorite Movies

My favorite movies are True Romance, Amadeus, Labyrinth, the Big Lebowski, comedies with Adam Sandler, and any John Wayne or Clint Eastwood western. Also weird and thought provoking movies like 2001 and Donnie Darko.


Comment: Thank you. I finally made it to my Pobox. You have an interesting job ;)
Comment: Thanks.
Comment: So sorry that I have not been able to rate you sooner! The notebook arrived safe and sound, and I love the pages you have created! Happy swapping! :)
Comment: Thank you! I will definitely have fun using these Autumn themed goodies!! All of these goodies will go to great use! So much xx Gabi
Comment: Thank you so very much for this lovely mail!!! ✨🦌 Have a wonderful 2022✨
Comment: Thank you! It's lovely! Happy Holidays!
Comment: Hi Katie, thanks for your wonderful decorated envelopes with nice surprises! I very much enjoyed opening one every Sunday of Advent! Have a merry Christmas and a happy 2022!
Comment: Thankyou so much for another gorgeous envie and all the goodies 🎅🏻⛄️🎄 xx
Comment: Thankyou for the lovely decorated environment and goodies 😊❤️ Merry Xmas 🎄
alittledabble rated for Gummed Postage Stamps #1 on Dec 18, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for such an amazing, thoughtful swap! Such incredible stamps that were perfect for me! And what a pretty card. All the hearts! ❤️
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope! Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for making this card. It is hard making in the smaller sizes, but lots of fun.
Comment: I love the way you decorated the envelope and the postcards inside! Thank you and Merry Christmas!
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Lovely Dex! What I couldn't figure out is whether the German text background is a German form of Lorem Ipsum, lyrics or something else.
Response: So glad you liked it! I have several of those pages, but no idea what book they are from and sadly I can't read German. I just love that font!
Comment: Thank you for this great envelope. Merry christmas to you!:)
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for this lovely envelope. Merry christmas!
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful envelope and stickers.
Response: You're welcome. Merry Christmas!
Comment: Hi, it's me again! 😆 Another great collage, everything looks so good on the kraft paper envelope. The wreath stamps are pretty! Thank you for all your time putting together so my Christmas swaps for me. You rock! ♥️
Response: You're welcome! I'm so glad you are enjoying them. I love those stamps so much and I'll be sad when I run out!
Comment: And thank you for this envelope too! I am so happy it's December😊!!
Response: You're welcome! Happy December 😊
Comment: Thanks for the 😍😍 envelope!
Response: You're welcome 😊

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Poohtat on Jan 2, 2021:

Thank you for my LSRUS Dec wish for a napkin and teas. The teas sound yummy!

Honeyloveart on Dec 30, 2020:

Katie thank you so so so much for the surprise travel themes envelope- I love EVERYTHING you sent and really appreciate the thought! Happy new year!!!

Swan on Dec 24, 2020:

Thank you for the Christmas surprise for my LSRUS December wishlist that arrived today, just in time for Christmas! Alphabet stickers are always great.

CariahCreates on Dec 10, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely wish from my November LSRUS wishlist. I love getting Christmas cards and I do love that brand of face mask!

takehimaway on Dec 8, 2020:

Andddddd now we both left.

takehimaway on Dec 8, 2020:

Are you in the mood for a private swap? We signed up for one of the same ones, but I swapped with alllllll the other people in it in the last two weeks already, except you.

eshasketch on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the amazing November wish from LSRUS! I absolutely adore all the vintage ephemera you’ve sent! ❤️

kromo on Nov 21, 2020:

Omg! Thank you so much for the steampunk envie of goodies for LSRUS wishes. I can’t wait to use all of it. I love it ❤️

PrincessP on Oct 23, 2020:

Thank you SO much for one of the sweetest happy mails I have ever received, I adore everything you chose for me x ~Lovely Swappers R-Us: October Wishlist~

pinklilly on Sep 18, 2020:

Thank you so much for the beautiful Sept wishes you sent me, you are so generous!! I love the flowers, Tim Holtz and envelopes!! So kind of you to surprise me!! Have a great day!!

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