Swap-bot Time: August 4, 2020 3:58 pm


Date Joined: February 15, 2008
Last Online: August 3, 2020
Birthday: September 18, 1983
Country: United States
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Most recent profile update: Feb 22, 2019 I'm a 35 year old college grad currently living in Central PA with my husband (Of 13 years on December 31, 2018!) and my retired-librarian Mother. My husband and I are Lifetime members of the Universal Gamers Guild - our motto: Play Games, Have Fun.

~ I have a 4 year old son! (Born in January 2016) His online handle is Squid. He loves cars and trucks, gardening, listening to podcasts and building legos.

~I worked at the circulation desk of the local public library. We moved, and now I'm a domestic engineer (AKA: a stay at home Mom). I loved providing Reader's Advisory - suggesting the next book someone should check out.

~I don't like cooking, but I do occasionally like baking. I do, however, like to read cookbooks.

~My Family does ALL the crafts. Our basement craft room looks like a craft store! The incomplete list of crafts includes paper crafting, knitting, crochet, spinning, tatting, painting, drawing, woodworking and chainmail (my husband), quilting (my mom)....

current events

Our house theme for 2020 is "DIG IN"

I just purchased a mini Happy Planner to try out for the next year. I'd be happy for suggestions of great printables/things to use it for/ properly sized stickers...

My major hobby at the moment is the Harry Potter Knit and Crochet House Cup at Ravelry - tons of my time goes to crocheting, knitting and spinning! I have also recently taken up needle tatting.


~I collect ATC's and lapel pins.

~My favorite book genres are Romance, Fantasy and cookbooks (although I don't really like to cook, I just like to browse the recipes). I adore rewritten and fractured fairy tales (Mercedes Lackey's 500 Kingdoms series is wonderful!). I have a Kindle but still love physical books. I also love audiobooks.

~My favorite colors are black and jewel tones - especially blue and green.

~I love mythical beasties - particularly dragons. I used to work in a zoo and am rather fond of most all critters, actually.

~I love playing games - board games, card games, RPGS, video games - any kind of games! If you're curious, our game collection is here: https://boardgamegeek.com/collection/user/Kaypendragon

~I am a tea snob - I love tea, but am very particular about it. My favorite brands are Stash and Twinnings. I prefer the plainer black teas, like English Breakfast, and spiced teas. (Sadly, I've had to give up caffeine recently, so I'm learning to like decaf.) I also like herbal teas. I also love tea baked goods: scones, biscuits, buns and desserts - tea time is the only time I like to cook for.


There's not a lot that I don't like and most of the stuff I'm not fond of I can give to people around me who do like it (IE: I don't drink coffee but Hubby does).

But there are a couple of real dislikes: I don't do artificial sweeteners. No "sugar-free" anything. I can't even give it away.

In Teas, I don't like Lipton brand or Bigelow brand. I do not like roobios tea. Most anything else, I'll at least try. I'm not fond of most flavored black teas but if you think it's really good, I'll try it.

I'm highly allergic to cigarette smoke. So, if you are or live with a smoker, drop me a note ahead of time.

I'm non-religious. We do celebrate ALL the secular holidays, so things like Christmas cards and Easter eggs are still appreciated but please no overtly religious items.


I LOVE hand drawn Atc's. I don't make judgements on drawing skill so if you want to try out mini-sized drawing or painting, I'm the one to send it to!

Games - board games, card games, dice games.

We're big game players in our household. Cards or game pieces or dice or mini games would decidedly be welcome here.

We have a WiiU, a Switch and a PS2 which love hand crafted accessories or used games.

Tea icons - I'm particularly hunting for a tea cup or teapot stencil. Tea themed stamps are cool too.

Yarn! Mini skeins are lovely. Acrylic goes to making baby hats and blankets for a local hospital, so it's better if it's soft. Wool and bends become things for me. It's nice to know the fiber content, and the brand if it's commercial yarn.

I'm restarting my collection of felt food for my son's play kitchen. We'd love a handmade treat.


Kalalinga rated for USATC: Your Choice ATC Swap on Jul 23, 2020
Comment: Thank you for not one, but two very nice ATC's.
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely card.
DowneastArtisan rated for Pet themed ATC on Jul 15, 2020
Comment: TYSM for the wonderful ATCs! So happy to add them to my ATC collection!
chimerix rated for Travel Themed ATC on Jun 24, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the fun travel ATCs. (We were also on a cruise in the Bahamas last year!) Aloha
Winegeek rated for USATC: MAY MONTHLY SWAP - Flowers on Jun 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful swap. I love both ATC's.
Comment: thank you! love it!
earthnk rated for UHM: Send a card on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the card and feeding my stash with the little fabric squares. The box subscription you get sounds like a lot of fun.
samsstuff rated for Sender's Choice ATC on Apr 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the sweet ATC!
amburrito rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: I love the Valentine!! Thank you so much πŸ’•
poppie07 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the Valentine! Really like the notecard it came in!
Comment: The Lion King is my favorite Disney movie; thanks for this awesome Valentine!
tentmari rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the cute little Valentine card featuring Eeyore; I have loved him since I was a young child.❀ I love the notecard you sent, too. Did you make it yourself? It is super cute. 😊
Response: I did! The die cut was from this month's Paper Pumpkin (stampin up) subscription box.
Comment: Such a cute note card!!! And of course, who doesn't love Pooh! Thank you and happy Valentines Day!
Comment: Super Cute Cards!! Thank you so much! Happy Valentine's Day!!
Hyshu rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 3, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a cute swap!
Mimi7 rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Hi Laura, thanks for the pink kangaroo card and the great Lion King valentine!!
BrendaB rated for Little "Classroom" Valentines Swap on Feb 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the cute Valentines and extra bits!
Comment: Thank you. Heart is for the kangaroo and the neat wasi tape.
Ky rated for USATC: Free Themed ATC Swap Dec. on Dec 15, 2018
Comment: What a beautiful card! Also, I love that your family got involved in the ATC making! Thanks for great happy mail!
Comment: Thanks for the swap! The washi and die cuts will go to good use!!

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lady41701 on Aug 3, 2020:

Thank so much for the lovely cat themed wish for July AWG. I just got it today, it seems that our mail is moving slower than usual lately. Your thoughtfulness was appreciated!

ccmmsu on Jun 27, 2020:


Thank you so much for granting my AWG June wishes! I can't believe you had England and Africa ATCs. I'm so excited to add them to my collection.

Tricia22 on Jun 17, 2020:

AWG June- Thanks for the thank you card from your son, hope he had a great Birthday!!

Poohtat on Jun 15, 2020:

AWG June ~ Thank you for the adorable gnome. I love him!

Tigerlilyknotwise on May 28, 2020:

Thank you for the May AWG postcard - bummer you missed your cruises! Hope your garden is flourishing and you have a beautiful weekend! :)

Poohtat on May 28, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely note, mushroom and card for the AWG May. Love the shroom!

purple24 on May 28, 2020:

Thank you for the cute Owl ATC. My kids learned the following card games: Rummy, Liar, Speed, Solitaire, Pyramid, and more... AWG May

Lonestarchild on May 27, 2020:

Thank you for sharing your porch for AWG May!

chimerix on May 26, 2020:

Thank you so much for the lovely card and the crafty supplies for AWG. It really made my day. Aloha

Ryleighsmom on Jul 8, 2019:

Thank you for the fabulous birthday mail you sent to my daughter via AWG! So appreciated!! ❀️❀️

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