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Date Joined: March 3, 2009
Last Online: June 20, 2011
Birthday: October 27, 1978
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm the youngest of 4 kids, two sisters and a brother. My family is originally from Argentina but I was the first to be born in the US. I was born in Ft. Walton Beach and moved to Jacksonville when I was about 4 yrs old. I've been here ever since! I have always lived near the beach and that's where my heart is. I could lay there all day, snacking on some pineapples, jamming to my mp3 player, and be in a peaceful state of mind. Love the smell of the saltwater ocean, the sound of the waves crashing.

I am currently getting back to my roots: ART! I was such an art geek throughout my school years. The biggest thrill for me was having my painting on display at a local art gallery when I was only in 4th grade. That experience definitely boosted my confidence and I started to expand my skills. I used to sew like a maniac back in the day, making Barbie dresses and whatnot. In high school, I made dresses, skirts, and stuffed animals. I need to work the kinks in that area before I do any swaps involved with sewing! I'm starting out in scrapbooking and I also dabble i photography on occassion. But as of lately, I've been on an ATC kick. They are SO much fun to make and I just love how mine turn out. Not to brag, but I think I'm getting really good, too! :)

*****About my 1 rating****** Not too long after I was assigned partners for the October bday swap, I was let-go from an amazing company due to downsizing. Unfortunately, I was very broke and couldn't even afford to buy my family gifts for Christmas, which really bothered me. Basically, I was living on the little money that I had and working a very part time job on the side.

Fast forward to now, and I'm working full time now and after finally catching up on my bills, I have a little extra money to spare on shipping for swaps! So please, do not let my only "1" rating affect my ability to join swaps. I stayed away from Swap-bot until I was ready and I missed it so much! I love art and being crafty.

Favorite Music

I love John Mayer. His music. His guitar skills. His hair. His voice. His lips. You get the point. lol

U2, Maroon 5, Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Kelly Clarkson, Pussycat Dolls (they are so catchy), Pink, 90's "rock", 80's music especially Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Boy George, Duran Duran, Wham!, etc......

DISLIKE: honky tonk country, Marilyn Manson, Insane Clown Posse, hard-core gangsta rap,

GUILTY PLEASURES: Musicals! Boy, I dig some musicals! My faves are Grease, Chicago, Mama Mia, and Rent! I'm open to any, really. I just think they are so much fun to listen and watch. :) And I have this soft spot for boybands.....hardcore BSB fan back in the day. Represent.

Favorite Books

The V.C. Andrews' books. I really enjoyed the Ruby series, that was a good one.

Nicholas Sparks. I read "Nights in Rondanthe" a few years ago. A Bend in the Road. The Notebook.

He's Just Not That Into You. Read that 3 years ago after I had my heart broken. Saw the movie this year after dating another jerk. Good movie and book! lol

And of course, the Twilight series. I've read them all and can't wait for Eclipse to hit the theaters!

Just starting to read Jennifer Weiner's books, too. I'm on my first one, "Certain Girls". I'm a fan of Chick Lit :)

Favorite Movies

The Notebook, Clueless, Cruel Intentions, Grease, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Sense and Sensibility, Chasing Amy, Dogma,The Dark Knight, The X Men trilogy, Spiderman Trilogy, Star Wars (all six of them, but Return of the Jedi is my #1), The Bourne Identity trilogy, Transformers, Iron Man, 27 Dresses, Knocked Up, Wedding Crashers, Borat, He's Just Not That Into You,Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Grudge, pretty much any original japanese horror movie is amazing, Audrey Hepburn movies especially Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Goonies, Sixteen Candles, Splash, and alot more. hehehe

Favorite Television

Reality TV is my weakness: American Idol, America's Next Top Model, Project Runway, Kell on Earth, Millionaire Matchmaker, Top Chef, Celebrity Fit Club, The Hills, Girls Next Door, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Diners Drive Ins and Dives

Then there's: Gossip Girl ( i love Gossip Girl like you wouldn't believe!), Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives, Life Unexpected, Fringe,Friends, Felicity, Dawson's Creek, Heroes, The Office

Makes Me Smile :)

Any embellishments are welcomed!

Anything vintage=love! Pictures, random advertisements, postcards, books, old dolls, whatever. I'm in to that. And by vintage, I don't mean 1980's, been there. I would prefer anything 1960 and earlier......to the early 1900's.

And with that said, Victorian era collectibles. Not anything expensive, but I like knick knacks, books, bookmarks, etc that remind me of Jane Austen and all of her wonderful books!

Parisian inspired photographs, travel brochures,knick knacks, etc...especially black and white. I want to go to Paris one day. :)

Audrey Hepburn collectibles like photos, pins, bookmarks, anything

Shabby chic items, not too country but more chic oriented.

Anything John Mayer related

Fairies, but not Tinkerbell. She's cute and all, but I like the mystical fairies.

Earrings! I like anything that's sparkly and cute. If you're familiar with Tarina Tarantino or Besty Johnson earrings, that's the style I like. Also any thing chic and glam.

Headbands. Polka dots, bows, little sparkly things, whatever. Gotta do something with my hair.

CHOCOLATE! It's the key to my heart! Even cheap chocolate, I'm not picky. I also love candy bars like Snickers, Milky Way w/ the extra caramel, and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

Pens. I like really neat, original pens.

Really cute notecards. I use them here and there to keep in contact with my friends in other states.

Scrapbook stuff to help me get started since I'm a newbie in that area. Any sort of stickers, embellishments are greatly appreciated.

Really cute, vintage looking paper dolls. They can be as vintage as the 80's (hahahaha) to even the Victoria area. I'm a girl who loves dolls!

Rings. I think those are my second fave jewelry next to earrings. Nothing to gawdy, but I do like anything original, vintage, cute, cameo inspired, victorian theme

My favorite color is pink, the nice pale pink. Not hot pink. No, no, no.

Speaking of colors, I think pink & brown and blue & brown are awesome combinations. Love it!

I don't have kids, but I tend to spoil my dog. He's a daschund named Murphy. He doesn't like clothes (but I like to put him in shirts...lol) but he LOVES toys and treats! So extra points for that!

ALSO, if you happen to be sending me a swap and you are from overseas, I would really like something that comes only from your country, like a magazine, pictures, postcards, magnet, keychain.....anything to surprise me! I love getting international souverniers. Same goes for you too. If you would like something from Florida, I have access to ALOTS of Disney items


soozydewilde rated for NO SPENDING SWAP #3 on May 21, 2010
Comment: Thank you so much. This was my first swap and your package made it extra special!
Response: I'm glad your first swap was a positive experience. Happy Swapping!
Genieslot rated for Cute Cupcakes ATCs on May 15, 2010
Comment: Great card thanks
Response: You're very welcome. Thank you for the generous rating. :)
Saristotle rated for Cute Cupcakes ATCs on May 13, 2010
Comment: Great idea, I like it!!
Response: Thank you! I thought it was pretty cute, myself. :)
GingerS rated for October Birthday Swap!! on Nov 6, 2009
Comment: Never got my swap for my grand daughter. Such a bummer to be flaked. I'm done with swap bot. Such a shame:(. Going to trade on etsy where you dont get flaked by people like this!
Response: So sorry! I sent you a message. I'm not an intentional flaker....you can see in my past ratings. And I got flaked on this swap by my partner, so I know the feeling.
patternsbypatty rated for 44-cent Stamp Swap on Aug 24, 2009
Comment: thanks for the variety of items :)
Darida rated for 44-cent Stamp Swap on Aug 18, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much!!! I love girly embelishments, ribbon and other cute things that you send to me !!!
Response: YAY! You're so welcome! I love girly things, too :)
krenae rated for Twilight Matchbox on Aug 15, 2009
Comment: Great Job!!! Thank you for all of the goodies. :-)
Response: You're so welcome! It was so much fun!
bonanzajellybean rated for Jane Austen ATC on Jul 25, 2009
Comment: Thanks, love the card!
Response: I loved making it! She's one of my fave authors :)
ZippedShut rated for Marvel Vs. DC ATCs on Jul 18, 2009
Comment: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your ATC's are so AWESOME!! Thank you sooo much!! Your one of the most thoughtful swappers ever!
Response: Aww, shucks! Well, you're an AWESOME swap partner, too! Thanks for the rating and heart :)
kerrlouise22 rated for Vintage Paris Inspired ATC on Jul 13, 2009
Comment: Hi Katherine, I got your ATC this morning and i absolutely LOVED it!! Thank you, Paris is my favourite theme too xx
Response: Did my can-can girl survive the trip? lol. Thank YOU for the generous rating :)
fernsmama rated for Fairy ATC swap on Jul 12, 2009
Comment: thanks sooo much - I love the ATC!
Response: I'm glad you like it as much I did!
mlbstudios rated for Fairy ATC swap on Jul 10, 2009
Comment: I love the ATC, thank you!
Response: You're welcome! It came out so cute. I was really proud of it :)
katehawk rated for Private: Fairy Matchbox Swap on Jun 24, 2009
Comment: you know how creative i think you are and i'm so honored to have a bit of your creativity decorating my room! thank you so much for being my first swap partner and even more so introducing me to this amazingly kick butt site. <3
Response: *blushes* you are SOO welcome!
blackeyedsusan rated for Vintage ATC- Sender's Choice on Jun 20, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the lovely ATC and all the extras. I love the background you used and the lace. The image of the lady was perfect for this swap. Thanks so much!
Response: YAY! I'm glad no one stole my masterpiece this time! LOL. You are so very welcome :)
PansySuz rated for State/ City or Country ATC Swap on Jun 19, 2009
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful ATC, and all the extras, it was like a tour in an envelope :)
Response: Thank you for a generous rating! I thought it would be interesting for you to see what it's REALLY like to live here. :)
peekaboo101 rated for Gossip Girl ATC swap on Jun 18, 2009
Comment: Thanks for the lovely atc they were great
Response: I love Gossip Girl, so this was super fun to do!
boatingbelle rated for State/ City or Country ATC Swap on Jun 17, 2009
Comment: Thank you Katherine for your interesting package of goodies. The thing will not let me give you a heart but I will try and come back to it. Heart working today!!
Response: You're welcome! I just wanted to send you actual items from Jacksonville just so you have a glimpse of what it's like to live here. :)
lostdawill rated for Handmade/Homemade Stuffie on Jun 11, 2009
Comment: The stuffies are adorable! Thank you so much and the buttons are so cute I don't know if I'm going to be able to actually force myself to use them (I want to horde them for myself!)
Response: The buttons are my favorite things to share. Everyone seems to like them. :) I'm so glad you like my stuffies, too! That's my newest hobby lately.
raven rated for Gossip Girl ATC swap on Jun 6, 2009
Comment: I love this atc, it is so beautiful,, you did an amazing job with the ribbon and she looks so cute..Your work is very creative and talented..Also you sent some great extra goodies.. I Thank you with a heart..
Response: Blair is my FAVE character from Gossip Girl, so I'm so excited to hear that you really like the ATC I sent you! I thank you for the rating :)
culpepper rated for Classic Movie Stars Bookmark on Jun 6, 2009
Comment: absolutely beautiful bookmark!!!!! thank you :)
Response: Thank you! Audrey is my favorite classic movie star <3

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katehawk on Mar 19, 2010:

I guess you're not swapping as much these days, but if you ever feel like getting into it again, I started a group! matchbox & more please join. :) xoxoxo

robotlove on Oct 27, 2009:

⌠♥ happy birthday!! ♥⌡

→ → → → I hope it's a fantastic one for you!! :)

Mesha on Oct 27, 2009:

Happy Birthday~

SpookySweets1 on Oct 19, 2009:

Just wanted to invite you to come join my "Nerdcore!!! 250 Ct. Matchbox" Swap!!! Check it out at http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/47573 Thanks.

raven on Oct 1, 2009:


Wishing you a Happy October Birthday from Raven and the Monthly ATC Swappers Group

Fenix825 on Sep 27, 2009:

I saw you say on your likes list that there's not a Sanrio store in Jacksonville...I found a place that sells Sanrio goodies!!! It's at the Landing -- it's called the Toy Factory.

They have a decent selection. There are bento boxes, sticker sacks, plush, sticker sheets, pens, letter sets, and more! I got some goodies there! :D

Just thought I'd share! :hugs:

SpookySweets1 on Aug 17, 2009:

Hey there! I just want to invite you to my newest swap! http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/43410 Hope to see you there!

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


lolita on Jun 21, 2009:

Hello! I would like to invite you to my Who wants to Be a Superhero Swap.

Come join the fun!

SpookySweets1 on Jun 20, 2009:

Hey there! Just wanted to invite you to join my New Marvel Vs. DC ATC Swap!!! Hope to have you join!

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