Swap-bot Time: August 5, 2020 3:19 pm


Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: July 31, 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.

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.

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.

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
  • snowmen... snowmen... snowmen - I would love to get some from other places.
  • Christmas ornaments/decorations
  • ATC materials
  • Kawaii

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

  • I am loving Graphic 45, Tim Holtz, and 7 Gypsies products.

My Children

I have 2 beautiful and talented daughters.

My oldest daughter is 20 and no longer lives at home. My younger daughter is 16 and in high school. My daughter is very busy between dance and school. She keeps me busy.

I also have 2 beloved fur babies - a bichon named Kaiser and a doxiepoo named Ruby. We lost our other bichon a few months ago, she lived a happy long life after being rescued from a puppy mill many years ago.


@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.

I expect this list to grow as my collection grows and I learn more.


Piranhapi rated for Simple Holiday Card Swap - USA on Apr 5, 2014
Comment: I'm SO sorry for the late response! I ran into home issues and didn't have access to my mail as I was moving and had my SO hold them for me. The snowman is cute!
Comment: Loved it so so so much
jaceslave rated for Simple Holiday Card Swap - USA on Jan 23, 2014
Comment: Thank you
MommaEvans rated for Simple Holiday Card Swap - USA on Jan 23, 2014
noone7212 rated for Simple Holiday Card Swap - USA on Dec 29, 2013
noone7212 rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* on Dec 29, 2013
thdelgado17 rated for ~Merry Christmas USA~Card Swap~ on Dec 28, 2013
Snowfairy rated for ~Merry Christmas USA~Card Swap~ on Dec 24, 2013
Lucine rated for *A Holiday Card Everywhere* on Dec 19, 2013
Comment: Merry Christmas!
luckycharms rated for ~Merry Christmas USA~Card Swap~ on Dec 16, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the super cute Card!!! Merry Christmas.
mermaidery rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* on Dec 16, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the card, and for the fact that you used a Harry Potter stamp! I have a set for myself. They're forevers alright - forever mine! I can't bring myself to use them. I have to pick up another book of them to use. lol. Happy Holidays!
BigHillGoddess rated for *A Holiday Card in the US* on Dec 16, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the cute snowman card!
glauren rated for Simple Holiday Card Swap - USA on Dec 15, 2013
Comment: Love the card and all about your Christmas!! Merry Christmas!!
Comment: Thank you. Your Christmas sounds lovely! Merry Christmas.
mags142 rated for MEGA SWAP MAKE MY CHRISTMAS! USA on Dec 13, 2013
Comment: I loved everything you sent, I can definitely use everything.
Fritosmom rated for Simple Holiday Card Swap - USA on Dec 12, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the cute Snowman card - Merry Christmas!

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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:

CourtneyAnne on Sep 10, 2013:

Thank you SO MUCH for the outstanding mail art madness themed envie from the US Tag Aficionados group!

VioletLove on Sep 3, 2013:

Thank you, Katie!!!

Angie on Aug 31, 2013:

Hey Katie! Thanks so much for the ATC from the kit I sent you. I agree, it was harder than I expected. When I first looked at your ATC, I didn't recognize a thing. But, eventually I started to see details ... washi tape, the book page detail, etc. I think the ATC you sent is cool. I like it. Thanks also for the extras. Not necessary but appreciated. I hope you're well!! XOXO

Fatherted on Aug 26, 2013:

Glad you got it :) You're welcome!

Fatherted on Aug 21, 2013:

Hello! I want to check if you got my pc from the c+p mailart network, I sent 12. July to you.

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