Swap-bot Time: March 4, 2021 10:24 am


Date Joined: July 30, 2020
Last Online: March 4, 2021
Birthday: July 14, 1983
Country: United States

About Me

Hello swappers, I'm Katie! I'm 37 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 β™₯

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.


Satorii rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap #1 on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Thank you so so much for all the goodies they are incredible :)
Response: You're very welcome!
LiisaS rated for Vintage Envelope #1 on Mar 3, 2021
Comment: Defenitely one of my favorite received envelopes! So thoughtful and lovely put together! And those washi samples! AH-MAZING! thank you!
Response: You're welcome! So glad you enjoyed it 😊
ccmmsu rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 26 on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Oooooh, I love, love, love these cards! Thank you so much! I had received one from that Alice deck before, but it was a plain number card, so I'm thrilled to have a face card now.
Response: You're so welcome! 😊
Cynfully rated for Layered Pocket Tag - USA on Mar 2, 2021
Comment: Thanks for hosting! It was perfect and fun! Sunflower napkin be still my heart!
Response: Thanks for joining! So glad you enjoyed it 😊
Comment: So many fun stamps! Thank you!
Response: You're welcome 😊
Comment: Your tag is beautiful! Great swap. And the goodies are great. Had lots of fun making the pocketed tag.
Response: Thanks for joining my swap! So glad you enjoyed it 😊
JDiFani rated for Floral/Nature Themed Swap #5 on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you SO much for this swap!! The envie and sticker envie alone made me smile!! I love your creativity!! Such great items in the swap all together and I can't wait to use everything! Great job and thanks again!!
Response: You're very welcome! So glad you liked everything ❀
walla2kitty rated for Pick 3 for Me! - Plants on Mar 1, 2021
Comment: I love the succulent stickers and washi tapes.
Response: Yay! 😊
Comment: Thank you so much for the notebook. It's absolutely beautiful and I loved the extras. I hope that I can send it out soon.β˜ΊπŸ“šβ€
Response: Glad to hear it arrived safely! I'm sorry it took so long. The mail has been so strange lately!
britschmeister rated for 3 mini envies on Feb 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the super cute envies!! And all the cute little extras! I squealed when I opened the one with the little Pusheens and sunflowers! :)
Response: You're welcome! So glad you like them πŸ™‚
Comment: Hi Katie, this was truly a happy mail for me! I love all the little things you’ve included for me and the Sammy details you added πŸ˜†πŸ˜†would love to know where you got those handmade petal papers from as I feel like I’m gonna be needing more!
Response: Yay, so glad you liked it! The paper is from Amazon. If you search "mulberry paper" it's one of the first things that comes up.
chendaleh rated for Put winter on! 2021 on Feb 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for all the wonderful stuff and the decorated envelope
Response: You're very welcome 😊
Fawnofglory rated for Floral/Nature Themed Swap #5 on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: One of the best swaps I've ever recieved!! Thank you so much!
minajapan rated for Put winter on #2021 on Feb 23, 2021
Comment: Hi, Katie. Your swap has arrived. Very elegant swap! I love what you sent me and it was nice to read how you spend the winter. :) Sincerely thank. I hope you have a good week. -Mina :) :) :)
Response: Hi Mina! So glad it arrived safely. Enjoy and take care!
AmyMarie rated for Playing Card Swap~Round 2~Swap # 25 on Feb 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the nice playing cards. I really appreciate the space-based postage stamps you used on the envelope. A fun swap to receive. Take care.
Response: You're welcome!
Kaitlynsansi rated for Vintage Ephemera Swap #1 on Feb 17, 2021
Comment: This was a beautiful package! I loved it so much, thank you!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for hosting, this was a fun swap πŸ˜€
Comment: Hi Katie, Thank you for the beautiful Valentine's Day card that you sent for this swap. I plan on cutting out the special stamp that was placed on the envelope at theLoveland, Co Post Office. I enjoyed this swap. This is the first time I have ever done it and I have been participating in Swap-bot since 2007. It was a pleasure to have you as a partner for the first time on Swap-bot. I hope we have many more times to swap with one another. Until we meet again, Happy Swapping!! Colorado mail in and out of the state has been slow at keeping tasks as well as I am also awaiting a special form of low back surgery to keep my chronic pain at a Level that is tolerable. I am sorry for the delay. Barb B. sleepingrover2010
Response: You're welcome! I really enjoyed this swap too. I saved one of the stamps in my journal. Good luck with your surgery, hope everything goes well and hope to "see" you again soon!
Comment: Thank you so much for the mushroom goodies πŸ₯Ί
Response: You're welcome 😊
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful book pages I absolutely love the images of flowers that you included.
Response: You're welcome! Those are my favorite 😊
Comment: Happy Valentine's Day :)
Response: Happy Valentine's Day to you too! 😊

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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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