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Date Joined: April 7, 2017
Last Online: August 17, 2018
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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About Me

I love paper. Books, making books, altering books, cards, stamping, all kinds of mail art, journaling, collage, stamps, etc. I also make beaded jewelry.

I enjoy swapping with people from around the world. I understand that the mail systems can have flaws and things may not arrive to their destination. I pledge to reach out more than once before rating a 1 or a 3. I would really appreciate the same courtesy. I understand the disappointment of spending time on a swap and knowing someone seemingly did nothing.

I often include extras that are profile based, not for the hearts (I do appreciate them though!) but because I have so much stuff to share and would like to bring a smile to people's faces. That said, please rate your swap. (I always will) It helps me continue to improve what I send out, and lets me know you received my envelope.

TLDR - please contact me before giving me a bad rating for anything.

Raindrops on Roses

and whiskers on kittens.

These are a few of my favorite things"

Classic Fairy Tale images. (images not necessarily classic, but the fairy tales are)

Cats // Especially Alfred Mainzer illustrations

Calligraphy (written words, illuminated letters, ink, quills)

Boston Red Sox


Pressed Coins

Globes / vintage maps



Nancy Drew


Pluto (the used to be planet,not the Disney character)

Vintage Ephemera (Particularity handwritten)

Graphic 45 (especially the lines that do not feature humans)

Peacocks and giraffes and sloths

Baby Animals

Mini Books ( 2" -> Dollhouse scales)


Pulp fiction book covers

Game of Thrones Big Little Lies This is Us

Handmade specialty papers (not scrapbook)

Butterflies, Dragonflies

Unusual die cuts

Mythical creatures, Phoenix, dragon, fairy, griffin, unicorn, mermaid, basilisk, chimera, Yeti, etc. (NOT Disney or "cute".)

No Thank you

Anything Cutesy or scented

Stickers / anything foam

Religious theme

Loose memo paper / notebook paper, anything wide ruled.


Favorite Music

Indigo Girls, Shawn Colvin, Lori McKenna, Kasey Musgraves

Country / Bluegrass; Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert

WOTE (Walk off the Earth)

Singer / Songwriter, Coffee House music (Genre)

Favorite Books

Wuthering Heights, Traveling Mercies, Great Expectations, The Count of Monte Cristo

Fredrick Bachman, Anne Lamott, SARK, Louise Penny, Ken Follet

Mystery / Thrillers

Just finished: Life of Pi, The Girl in the Window,

Favorite Movies

Anything with Audrey Hepburn, especially Roman Holiday

Boondocks Saints

The Big Lebowski

A Touch of Mink / Pillow Talk

Fever Pitch

Time Bandits



Teal and orange combo. (Think old Howard Johnsons) Woodland colors, sage, browns, rich greens, pretty much all colors, except neons

Challenging Circumstances

March 28 - UPDATE Happy Spring! I'm all caught up on the swaps that happened earlier in the month when CT weather got crazy. Thank you all for your patience in receiving these swaps and your understanding of the circumstances for late sends.

Thanks again for your patience, and Cheers! kc

March 23 - UPDATE After losing power (and heat and running water and all the contents in my refrigerator) for 5 days and then having ANOTHER nor'easter (4th in 3 weeks - this is getting ridiculous) things are getting back on track here in CTl!

I thank everyone for their patience as I literally dig out of this!!! I am chipping away at the swaps that dates have passed or are fast approaching.

I appreciate everyone's patience as I catch up, both in rating (I didn't get mail for a couple of days too) and sending out my swaps. My goal is to be caught in the next couple of days. I don't want to just slap my envelopes together, just to say they are mailed.

Feel free to contact me if you have some concerns, and I will prioritize your swap.


Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies. Archer is rocketing around with the catnip cigar again this morning. He has a serious addiction. He is planning on writing back to the gang as soon as he puts down the cigar. He loved their letter and has a lot to say. ☺☺☺
Comment: Hi Katherine and thank you so much for a great swap. The envelope is just gorgeous, one of the prettiest I have ever received. Thank you for the lovely extras.. they are super, particularly the ribbon with feathers which is perfect for a card for my SIL who hunts. And what a great letter.. wish I lived closer, then I would come visit you!! Once again, thank you for a super swap, it made my day❤️
RockyBeach rated for Black and White Mail Art on Aug 10, 2018
Comment: Your envie book took the direct way, yay! Thanks so much for the A to Z black + white sending. Even the stamps are matching! A hint: the white marker got wet on it's travel and the address ended up a bit smudged, but still readable.
Response: WOW! It made it first trip!!! Thanks for the hint on the marker. So glad it was still legible!!
Comment: Thank you for your great Alice in Wonderland card.
Response: You are welcome.
MamaMangrove rated for MA: That's Punny on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Thanks KC, though I hate to admit that I didn't get it until I read your explanation hidden in that great vine climbing up the other side! Yeah, Shel wrote a lot of stuff definitely not for kids. I'm a fan of his ABZ book too, though I actually first came to know him through his adult cartoons and often hilarious song lyrics. One of my faves is "It Goes From So Good to So Bad So Soon!"
Response: I had never heard of that! I just went and listened to it! SO funny!
Eulegirl rated for What's on the Menu? on Aug 1, 2018
Comment: Fascinating! Thank you as well for all of the owl decorations!
Response: I'm glad you like them!!!!
Clarissagrace rated for Scattergories PC Series - V on Aug 1, 2018
dearchelsie rated for Mr. Rogers Postcard Swap on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. I loved the quote you chose. It is one of my favorites.
zerosummons rated for IU_QUOP_July on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: Fantastic postcard! Thank you!
bluecrayons rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 28, 2018
Comment: thank you
emilynhr rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #8 on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: 🐈Thanks!🐈
bbsporty rated for YTPC: Collage Mail Art on Jul 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful collaged envie! It is such a joy to look at! I love all of the fun things you included also!
Fabriqueen rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 26, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your postoffice with me! I wish I had known about this swap when we were on vacation. We went to the cutest little postoffice outside of Birmingham Alabama. It was obviously a one woman operation and she had it decorated like it was her home. Have a great day! Hugs, Diane
Response: Cheers!
ElenaMaz rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Decorating a mailbox sounds like a very fun project, you should totally do it!
Response: This swap has definitely inspired me to do that! Now I just need an idea!
Autumn5 rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! I love the pictures - yours is so cute! :)
Response: You are welcome. It is a cute little post office, although, I will admit, there's one guy in there who's schedule I know and try and avoid. He's so "put out" with any mail art that's not in a white envelope with a typewritten address and flag stamp. . .
SheilaRae rated for My Post Office - Photography on Jul 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing about your post office!!
Response: You are welcome! I think this is a fun swap. . . Maybe libraries next time, that's my second favorite place in town!
manachai rated for Blind Envelope - International #14 on Jul 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for this amazing resend. I'm so sorry I didn't receive either of the first two now because they must've been gorgeous! I loved everything. Especially the Edward Gorey envelope. Thank you so much. I don't know what I'm going to do with the vintage paper but I'll figure it out eventually <3 Note: I took another look at what you sent and I'm probably going to turn it into part of a scrapbook once I've compiled enough stuff. Thank you for being such a wonderful swapper.
Response: YAY! I finally got the address written correctly! I'm so glad you like it!!! and appreciate your patience!!!
kssunlover1947 rated for Cat Postcard Swap USA #8 on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute card and note.
Response: You are welcome!!!
Comment: Thanks for a Dr. Seuss postcard about a story that means a great deal for you---it's fun to know a bit about why one chooses a particular card for these swaps. I also love the "Little House" postage stamp. She was in S. Dakota, for the later books and not far from where I was on a farm for my first 14 years. She and Almanzo even camped overnight along a creek she names just east of Belden, Nebraska, (pop. 367 when we lived there She would have been about 1 mile for the farm we rented. So, after my 5th grade teacher read nearly the whole series to us after lunch hour playtime, I have been fascinated by all of her writing. But she's not as profound as Wally Lamb; however, I could practically recite the books when each of my kids were 3 of 4 years old as each one loved them so much that we read the whole set twice or more for each--they were 6 years apart, so each one ended up having me almost !
Response: That stamp was from a package I bought in a vending machine on my way home from the hospital after having my daughter in 1993. I see I was holding on to it for a very special reason and am SO HAPPY that you love it too!!!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the darling snowman card! I love it!!! Hugs, Diane
Response: I love the "playing with food" calendars and books and love making fun postcards with them. I'm glad you like it!

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MsLee on Dec 21, 2017:

KC, have a wonderful Christmas & a fabulous New Year. Stay safe & sweet.

Babsmomof5 on Sep 28, 2017:

Thank you so much for all the special goodies you sent me. They are all so fantastic! You were so sweet to send me so many things, and for no reason other than you knew I'd like them. Again, thank you so, so much!

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