Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2020 6:15 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: October 20, 2020
Birthday: November 6
Country: United States

About Me

Hello. I am Katie I am a maker/crafter. I love learning new skills which is evident by stepping into my craft room. It is filled with supplies to crochet, knit, embroider, paint, bake, sew, glue and more. 😊 My heart is in mixed media such as junk journals and collage and quilting. I can usually be found covered in glue, paint, or fabric threads.

Update: 2020 I became an empty nester last year when my youngest went to college only to have her come home early like most parents and my oldest daughter lives on her own close by. Like many people I have spent a good part of the year at home. I wish I would’ve began swapping at the beginning of quarantine as it would have been more productive lol . I did grow my first garden and it is currently producing very successfully..

I know it has been some time since my last swaps but I can assure future swappers that I have always taken great care with my swaps no matter what type they are. I have an art room bursting and I love making.

I absolutely love swapping happy mail with people around the world. Whether it is a holiday card, a destach package, or kawaii goodies it is exciting to see the mailbox full of positivity.

Favorite Music

My all time favorite group is Mumford and Sons. I fell in love with their music years before they hit it big and continue to listen to their music almost daily.

Other favs include Ed Sheeran, Alabama Shakes, Imagine Dragons... mostly listen to folk music and other random artists no one knows about.

Favorite Movies

Top Ten in no particular order

  • Harry Potter
  • Twilight
  • Goonies
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Shag
  • Lord of the Ring trilogy
  • Martian
  • Star Trek

There are many more as we are a movie family.

I can say that I DO NOT LIKE horror movies. I never have, and I probably never will. I do not generally watch, go to, or buy horror movies. Growing up I did not watch scary movies, and I would even less now that they appear more and more real everyday.

Favorite TV Shows

  • The Walking Dead
  • Criminal Minds
  • Vikings
  • Chopped / Iron Chef
  • Suits
  • Tudors

Crafting, Cooking, and More.

This is the good stuff...

I have an entire room in my house devoted to my crafting. I make everything from scrapbooks to scarves. I love working with paper and making things.

I love making custom scrapbooks, junk journals, drawing, and drawing zentangles.

I am a quilter as well and more recently a mask maker. 🙂

  • I love smash books and junk journals! I love making these and using them!!!

  • If anyone wants to do a private trade for art journals, or ephemera, let me know...

  • MAIL ART ROCKS!!! I love receiving and sending creative mail.


I love to cook and bake! I have always been in love with being in the kitchen. I started cooking at a young age, and never stopped.

I also make candy, and bake.

Christmas time is my favorite time of the year, and I take time every year to make treats and crafts for everyone I know, literally. My girls and I have an annual tradition of baking cookies, and making candies to hand out.

and More

Favorite colors - green, pink, and aqua blue

Snowmen!!! I adore snowmen..

Washi and decorative tape - where was this stuff years ago, it looks good everywhere.

Anything Tim Holtz style - Does not have to be name brand, it's the grungy style that is cool.

I am also able to sew, knit, crochet, and cross stitch.

Postcards - I am open to just about any kind of postcards from artsy to touristy, and in between. If it is a postcards swap, I would prefer they are sent naked in the mail.

Wish List

  • washi/deco tape
  • scrapbook stuff - can be odds and ends
  • rubber stamps - can be ones you don't use anymore or stamped images on paper
  • newspapers/magazines from other countrys
  • coffee/candy/snacks from other countrys
  • currency from other countrys
  • maps/ticket stubs/or other ephemera for collage
  • handmade mini journals/smash book stuff
  • Christmas ornaments/decorations
  • ATC materials

  • I love TEA! ... Earl Grey, Tazo Awake, Oolong - I would love to try your favorite!

  • I love Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, and 7 Gypsies and any vintage and vintage inspired items.

My Children

I have 2 beautiful and talented daughters.

My oldest daughter is 23 and no longer lives at home. My younger daughter is 19 and in college. My daughters kept me very busy when they were at home and now I am learning about myself again.

I also have 3 beloved fur babies - 2 pit bull mixes, Charlie and Stella and a doxiepoo named Ruby. Both of my pit bulls came to me at 4 weeks old as rescues and are like my children along with their pseudo mom the 8 pound doxiepoo. Nothing cuter than seeing a 70 pound dog being scolded by an 8 pounder lol


@maleedawl .. for Newbies - 3 Wishes International Swap -- This was the first swap I did on Swap-Bot.

@kiaurakaylee .. for Children's Swap Package -- Double Whammy - not only did she flake on my daughter, she was the host!

@emcdownald ... for Happy Mail Day is Back

@kittygoth ... for January Monthly Theme - Cold & Snowy

@NurseKelly ... for USA Big Fat Stuffed Envelope #15 .... ANGEL - @WOLFEAGLE

@Maelou .... Decorate a Journal

Ask away..

Send me a message if you have any questions or want to know more about me.


Comment: Thank you for the spooky mail! Love your lettering on the envelope. The washi tape samples will definitely be of use. Thanks again!
Comment: Thanks - again - for the beautiful decorated envelope. I love how you do the addresses. It will be hard to resist opening but worth the wait!
Comment: Love the gnome mad scientist ATC! It will live with the zombie gnome...although not too close! LOL! Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the festive envelope! I can't wait to open them all up this advent.
Comment: Thanks for the cute skeleton card and for the washi !
Comment: I love the card and envelope, thanks! I also can't wait to open the little envelope of goodies... But I *am* going to wait, at least until next month. It will be so fun! Thanks again and best wishes!
noone7212 rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #27 USA on Oct 19, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the card! :-) I hope you're doing well and staying safe!
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for rating.
Comment: So far I like the handwriting you used for the address. It will be fun to open the envie in December.
Response: Yay. Hope you like the insides too. December will be fun. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Love your card and especially the envie tyou painted a cauldron. SO COOL! This one is a keeper and will go in my journal. Is that your work on the card too? Thank you for a lovely swap and happy to have the washi samples as it's in short supply! Happy Halloween and stay safe!
Response: You’re welcome. I’ve had fun decorating the envelopes for Halloween. The card is not mine, I found a cute set on amazon. Washi is the best stuff lol. Thank you for rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the great ATC. I have these cards also...super cute.
Response: You’re welcome. Glad you liked it. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Super cute card! Thanks for the tuck-ins also...
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for rating.
Comment: Eeek! A zombie gnome!! Thank you so much! It's great! And thanks for the halloween washi! I had such trouble finding some this season!
Response: You’re welcome. I’m happy you liked it. I am having so much fun making these. Thank you for rating.
LadyJo rated for WIYM: Support USPS PC Swap on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Great post card! Yes, I like it and don't have this one! Great to add to my collection! Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for rating. 🙂
brianfuchs rated for Take 10 Postcard Swap #27 USA on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the nice card. I should update my profile. I do enjoy junk journals, but it's been a minute since I did as much crafting as I should be. I lost my Mom in May 2018 & my craft space was a shared space with her, so it still makes me a little sad to go in there and work. It's something I need to face, so I'll get there. And I hope I do more art & junk journaling! Have a great day.
Response: I’m sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a parent is difficult and I can understand the emotions with that. You’re welcome for the PC. Thank you for rating.
derakisu rated for ATC - 1940's Fashion on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: I quite like that very pink dress with all the frills ! Thank you for this ATC.
Response: Thank you for rating. 🙂
derakisu rated for ATC - 1930's Fashion on Oct 16, 2020
Comment: How I love that sweet little striped top ! Thank you for this nicely dressed little lady. :)
Response: Thank you for rating. I’m happy you like the ATC. this was my favorite.
krspellman rated for Quarantine Halloween Party on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: I received the package, I'm looking forward to opening at our party :-) thank you so much!!
Response: You’re welcome. Thank you for rating. I’m looking forward to the party too.
EleanB rated for Festive Halloween Card! (US) on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Thank you, I LOVE everything about this... the envelope (wow!) and card were spot-on, and the washi tape and Sesame Street extras are perfect :)
Response: You’re welcome. I’m happy you enjoyed your happy mail. Thank you for rating.
Onaki rated for ATC - 1910's Fashion on Oct 11, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating.
Onaki rated for ATC - 1900's Fashion on Oct 11, 2020
Response: Thank you for rating.

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kizzlets on Oct 3, 2020:

OH MY GOSH!!!! Thank you for the fun filled kawaii envelope for the Happy All Month September swap. It caught me surprised lol. I loved the Sentimental Circus letter sets, thank you so so much!!!

BlueberryLady on Sep 19, 2020:

Welcome to Beginners Crafting Group!!!!

BusyB on Sep 15, 2020:

Katie! Thank you so much for all the great goodies in the CPG Random Grabbie Tag! I can always use note cards and postcards. I love the little "Oregon" definition ephemera cut from a dictionary. It will go into my pandemic journal. So many cool things in the envie. Enjoyed going through it all. How are your family and friends in Southern?

BusyB on Sep 10, 2020:

Katie, Thank you for sending my hubby an awesome space postcard for his birthday month! We walked together to the mailbox and I handed him an envelope and said "hmmm this is for you" He was puzzled! Then I handed him two postcards and he figured it out! Lol It made him smile! ❤️ I have been thinking of you and hope your family and friends are safe in Southern Oregon. Hugs, Bonnie

Rainydancer on Aug 25, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps!

RyeRye on Feb 14, 2014:

mrsD on Dec 1, 2013:

oooh la la! norman! :D

BusyB on Nov 24, 2013:

Thank you so much for being an angel for the 25 Days of Christmas inchies! Love them all and the snowman greeting! You should have received your swap and angeled inchies from me by now as well. Please remember to rate me. :) My thoughts are with you and your family.

LauraAust on Oct 31, 2013:

I am so sorry about your dad - you and your family are in my thoughts.

tiggerkitn25 on Sep 17, 2013:

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