Swap-bot Time: July 18, 2019 4:36 pm


Date Joined: April 7, 2017
Last Online: July 18, 2019
Birthday: March 30
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 50+ lifer in the hospitality business. Right now I am living a semi-retired life waitressing at a little creole restaurant in Ivoryton, CT. My daughter teaches middle school in Philadelphia, so I'm an empty nester with 6 cats and a chef husband.

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.

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


Potterworld . (Hufflepuff house)

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

Mini Books ( 2" -> Dollhouse scales)


Pulp fiction book covers

Mini envelopes

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

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: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for the creative postcard. This is the BEST! I love how you tied in the Seuss stamps with the Seuss book picture. Wonderful job! I'm glad I got it. Thank you!
Lantana149 rated for Create some handmade envies on Jul 15, 2019
Comment: Wow, thank you for all the envies! The gold one and the orange ones are very special! Love them all. :)
Comment: Wonderful dog postcard! Thank you for reading my profile and trying to make it a special swap! I love all the postage you used, but especially the Little Women stamp! Thanks so much for a special swap!
Angeljewele rated for Mini (3) Pocket Letter on Jul 12, 2019
Comment: Thanks so very much for all the wonderful goodies. I loved every thing. Happy Swapping
Comment: Thanks KC! By coincidence I just sent off a collage with bits of gold elements. Great minds..etc! I think most of your gold leaf survived the trip although the postal machinery smudged it up a bit. Glad you're enjoying the summer.
Comment: Oh wow! Thanks so much for your amazing envelope. I love all the stamps and stickers. You went above and beyond!
Comment: Great stamps! I love the extra papers - thank you!!
Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful mini PL!! I love it and all the extra goodies you sent!! :o)
Comment: Absolutely loved the envie you've sent! The stamps are neat, the stickers are fun and I love the Harry Potter theme! Thanks!!
Comment: I love the vintage looking cards with the flowers!! So pretty. Thank you!!
Response: Those are some of my favorites too!
Burger1girl rated for Profile "Likes" Bookmark Swap on Jul 6, 2019
Comment: You really made my day!! Everything you sent me I love!! You hit my profile right on the button! I am very grateful~ thank you!
Response: I love when I can make someone smile! You are welcome!
Comment: Thank you for the cute card. I almost didn't get the card as the address got wet and was barely readable The mailman put it in the wrong box but it was my sons box and he brought it over.
Comment: This is so unique, esp the shape and theme. Thanks so much for all your collage work. It made me chuckle. And yep, we are hot here in AZ.
Response: Yay!
Comment: Thank you. I love his expression too.
squince rated for Kitty Cat PC Swap #27 - US Only on Jul 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks!!
Comment: Hi! Thank you so so so much for the stamps and the lovely card! I absolutely LOVE them! <3
dcp0112 rated for MaE ~ Flower Envelopes ~ USA on Jun 28, 2019
Comment: LOVE the envies you sent, the whole package was just beautiful, matching stickers & embellishments and gorgeous envies that I can't wait to use, thank you!
rsartistnl rated for Put BLUE on! on Jun 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the awesome envelope and all the goodies. You really spoilt me:-)
Comment: Thank you for a great card with nice postage. I hear ya about the rain. We are getting so much that roads are flooding. There was one yesterday that was under 3 FEET of water!!! Craziness!!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9933 264 1 1
Completed Fives Threes Ones
288 297 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
4 128 156 0
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Bhindblueeyes on Apr 9, 2019:

THANK YOU so much for the PC I wasn't expecting in my mailbox! First, what a wonderful idea, and second, I'm so pleased I made the cut as a fav swapper! :) This came to me at just the right time - I needed the pick me up. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

CurlyTea on Apr 5, 2019:

Happy Birthday!

OrigamiGrace on Nov 22, 2018:

From Cheap Postage Group!


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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