Swap-bot Time: January 18, 2021 8:52 am


Date Joined: September 22, 2012
Last Online: January 17, 2021
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.

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 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.

With all the weirdness of the USPS it seems every post office is different about pricing, what mine says goes yours might say it needed that extra 15 cents. If for any reason my swap shows up needing postage, please let me know and I will make it right. I prefer using stamps over printouts when possible and may add it up wrong or something... whatever just message me and know I am truly sorry !

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
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Can't Buy Me Love
  • Dream a Little Dream
  • Shag
  • Lord of the Ring trilogy
  • Ready Player One - the book was better, but the movie is amazing as well
  • Martian - book better on this one too ❤️
  • 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
  • Game of Thrones
  • Handmaid’s Tale
  • Vikings
  • Chopped / Iron Chef / GBBO
  • Below Deck - all of them - I know it’s trashy but I love it. Lol
  • Tudors

At the beginning of all this craziness I added Boomerang to our streaming lineup and it did not disappoint. There is nothing like turning off the news and watching your favorite childhood cartoons. Check it out!!! Smurfs, Jetsons, Scooby (original and new), etc. I highly recommend for downtime or all the time lately 🤣

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.


Highlander18 rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for the card, very well decorated envie and cute stuff included.
Comment: Thank you! I haven't sewn much either with the stress of 2020 and the holidays but it one of my resolutions to create more in 2021 so maybe soon. Happy Valentine's Day!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet card and the postcard. Have a great Valentine's day!
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful decorated envelope and extra, hope you had wonderful holidays.
Comment: I LOVED how you decorated the envelope! It’s so cuuuuuteee! I am saving it as inspiration. I love the lettering and also enjoyed the card with the sweet message. Thank you so much!!
suepier rated for LRSUS-Christmas cards- Global on Jan 9, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card.
aligurl75 rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: I received your card today (01/07/2021). It's crazy how the USPS is so behind. hahahahaha. Well at least it extends Christmas a little longer. :) Thank you for the cute extras you sent!
kaypendragon rated for AMMM: Christmas card Cheer on Jan 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Hey there Katie ! received your Christmas card today. I loved your washi art you did on your envelope! Thank you very much for the sooo pretty card and the great goodies ! Loving all!
Comment: Happy New Year!
Rosa1 rated for HEUSA- Halloween Card Flipbook on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: thank you for such a beautiful flipbook! I love it :) Have a wonderful New Year!
Comment: Thanks!
Comment: Thanks for re-sending. The card was so pretty.
Comment: Thanks for the cute little card and tuck ins. I've been sick and catching up on ratings. Happy New Year!!
Eulegirl rated for LRSUS-Christmas cards- Global on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the card! I'm enjoying a longer than usual holiday break from school--they added an extra week and made spring break go away to try to help mitigate covid spread.
Comment: Thank you.
Comment: Thank you!
Suzyanner rated for UBER CHRISTMAS CARD SWAP- USA on Jan 2, 2021
Comment: Thank you for your card and the pretty envelope! Happy New Year!
Comment: Thanks for the cute bear included inside the card!

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Casmi on Dec 16, 2020:

Thank you for the CS RAK Christmas card! It is going into my treasure stash for opening on Christmas morning. :)

LadyJo on Dec 14, 2020:

Thank you for the November wishes for my birthday! I love the extras! WW

chimerix on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you for the lovely Christmas card and the cool Vespa PC! Mele Kalikimaka!

CS: Christmas Card RAK

lovesreward on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you for the RAK holiday card for the CONVID group. I appreciate the postcard - one can never have too many PC's I say! I hope you enjoy postcrossing, I don't do it as much as I used to now that I am on swap-bot but every so often I send out a card to two to keep my profile over there going! Take care and enjoy the holidays!

debbiespoms on Dec 5, 2020:

Thank you Katie so much for the CS RAK so pretty Christmas card with postcard! To answer your question, how is your decorating going? We got our fake tree & decorations up before Thanksgiving. As it gets pretty cold here. So, We do everything early. Great to hear, Yours up too!

susieq11 on Dec 1, 2020:

Thank you so much for the stickers and book list for WW November! Funny enough we had snow yesterday and today! (Which I do not like LOL!) I love the adorable fox envelope and I’ll look into the books! Hope you had a good Thanksgiving and enjoy the holiday season!! : )

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