Swap-bot Time: September 30, 2023 8:23 am


Date Joined: October 27, 2011
Last Online: July 12, 2015
Birthday: July 21
Country: United States
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About Me

I'm up to my eyeballs in work, school and moving so I am doing very few swaps right now.

Do no harm.

I enjoy making my swaps just as much as I do receiving. I always rate on the swap itself, not on extras.


I am attracted to many types of images:

dragonflies, butterflies

carnivals, clowns, Mardi Gras, masquerade

vintage and retro anything

Geishas or really, any woman depicted in traditional clothing, but yeah, geishas are pretty!

seasonal and holidays

travel or geographical

astrological (I´m a cancer!)

playing cards and tarot cards

words and language

vintage birdcages, suitcases, steamer trunks and handbags. I recognize that these are all things that contain other things, and I am sure Freud would have something to say about that.

old photographs

mermaids, seahorses, octopi

The Eiffel Tower and anything else French, french clowns called "pierrot", mimes, Paris or any other French city (just get me back to France please! I am dying to go back!)

Johnny Depp, (address, telly or email is fine.)

dried and pressed flowers, leaves of all kinds


postcards and stamps, new or vintage, especially vintage

all ephemera,

religious symbols (although I am not religious)

multi colored artwork




San Francisco, CA




gnomes, fairies, princesses, anything and anybody having to do with fairy tales.

really, the list is endless.

Favorite Crafts


cuenca colombia morroco

ATC's atc atc moulinrouge

Sewing..well, I have a sewing machine, and I would like to learn how to use it. I want to make contemporary cloth dolls and Dotees.

Assemblage, mixed media, painting...


I have noticed that a lot of swappers have a lot of likes and dislikes for what they want to receive.

I prefer you to show me who you are, what art you can make and what kind of imagination you have. I will not narrow your freedom to create and express yourself. Please don't feel like you need to create something from my list of likes. What I wish is to find something interesting, unique and creative in my mailbox that took a little effort to create.

Keep in mind, I intend to display your work in my house. I am in my 40's, and I am not into cartoons, Lady Gaga or video games. If you send me a hello kitty ATC, I might smile at it, but it will end up in a drawer somewhere. I dont want to do that!!!

Most of all, have fun!

If you have me in multiple swaps, PLEASE feel free to use one envelope. Save your postage for more swapping!

Feel free to reuse envelopes. Save the planet (and your pocketbook) a little.

I hope you can extend the same courtesies and common sense to me too!

About my creations

It is way too easy for me to kill an evening on one ATC (searching for an inspiration image, painting, layering, cutting, adhering, embellishing, this, that and the other).

Sometimes it is only a short time.

Sometimes my ATC's are very detailed. Sometimes they are somewhat simple.

It just depends on the subject, and what I want it to convey. I'm worried that somebody will not approve of a simple ATC, when I believe that adding a bunch of stuff to it would just clutter it and ruin it.

Oh, and sometimes I color outside of the lines and break the rules a little bit. I can't help it.

Things we could trade

Things I would like to receive:

I adore vintage postcards depicting a woman's portrait. stamped and written. the real deal. LOVE THEM.

Vintage or tourist location ladies handkerchiefs.

Vintage photographs (1960s and earlier) with people, cars, buildings, etc...anything that tells the time the photo was taken. ESPECIALLY when the photo is at a famous touristy area.

Old portraits of children. I just picked one up in Madrid, and I am pretty sure the kid is holding a cigar. Hilarious.

Peacock feathers or any feathers really

Dragonfly diecuts or mini charms or brads or anything

Die cuts or punched shapes like circles, squares, stars, hearts..on printed or textured papers

Little vintage or new metal boxes that once held candies or pills...think Altoids..again with the things that contain other things issue...

It turns out I love postage stamps! Who knew! I save them off of envelopes and think they are so interesting!

Things I can send you:

postcards and souvenirs of California.

Vintage buttons and garter clasps.

Leather and upholstery swatches.


international newspaper clippings..right now I have Spanish, English, German, Russian and Chinese and Arabic.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just a reminder to myself: To insert a picture do this: ! [alternate text for your picture] (http link) (but remove the spaces between the 3 elements)

To make a clicky link do the same thing without the !

thanks to @PJ who found it somewhere else.

You make bullets with asterisks,

*[space]text1 *[space]text2 *[space]text3

gives you

text1 text2 text3 You also need to leave an empty row before and after your list.


Comment: Thank you so much for the gorgeous ATCs and postcard! I love how creative you are! Have a wonderful Christmas!!
Response: I'm happy about how fast our USA/Canada swap was sent!
blueackerson rated for QTA Senders Choice 10/28 on Oct 28, 2013
Comment: Wow wonderful goodies and ATC's. Thanks so much
Response: My pleasure!
MissPaula rated for AMS: Free Theme ATC Swap on Oct 26, 2013
Comment: Kristen, thanks for the festive envie! Love it! Gonna use your idea of putting 3D items under the tape! = ) ♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡♥♡ P.S. You totally sent the crowns to the right person. My Dentist said I needed a crown and I was like, 'Yeah, right?'.........Lol
Response: I knew you would like the crowns. Thanks for the nice comments!
FreddFudd rated for Recreate this series #3 on Apr 28, 2013
Comment: OMG Miss ktdragonfly!!! I feel so honoured to hang your Absolutely Awesome doll on my wall. And WOW, if this is your 1st then keep making them because these will be treasured by anyone who becomes a recipient. I LOVE IT. Bravo on such a great piece of art!!! Thank You so much for being my swap buddy & I hope your day is Awesome. Hugs, FreddFudd {;-D
Response: Wow, thanks! That really means a lot to me. It was my pleasure to make it, although that 4 week international mail time was killing me. :)
Aumonae rated for Sender's choice ATC x2, round 53! on Apr 13, 2013
Comment: So sorry you had to resend. The ATCs I received are gorgeous!! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm so happy that you like them!
jannieb rated for AMS: Free Theme ATC Swap on Apr 2, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful ATC. I love it!! Take care :)
Response: Thanks, that feels good to know!
Comment: I LOVE LOVE LOVE your ATCs they are wonderful! I have not seen ATCs with hole punches in them the way you put them in almost 3 years, and now I have seen that technique twice within two weeks! I LOVE it, I am going to ahve to try it. Thank you for two of them, that was above and beyond!!
Response: "When in doubt, grab the hole punch." -ktdragonfly :)
Comment: Thanks, Kristen, lovely atcs! You took a lot of care and made two beautiful pieces of art!
Response: I'm glad you like them, I really enjoy making them for everybody!
RiittaR rated for March sender's choice ATC x2 on Mar 19, 2013
Comment: Awesome ATCs. Love your style :-) Thank you so much!
Response: Aww, that makes me so happy!
sunshinesuperman rated for AMS: Tree Themed ATC Swap on Mar 15, 2013
Comment: Thank you so much for the great card, love how you did the 3D effect. The matching card holder just added to the swap! Hugs, Mona
Response: That's fantastic that you like it. Thanks!
Jess79 rated for Zetti Art ATC on Feb 21, 2013
Comment: Very fun! What a neat sculpture-a good use of the photo you took. Thank you. And thank you for the die-cut bird themed items!
Response: Making this style is so fun! Thanks for the nice comments.
isabellasnow rated for Zetti Art ATC on Feb 14, 2013
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATC....very "zetti!" I like your design and the lettering. I never think to do that so you've inspired me! Thank you!
Response: Thanks so much! I enjoyed this swap!
Comment: sorry for all the confusion! :)
Bellefae rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch #2 on Sep 15, 2012
LuciansMommy rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch #2 on Sep 3, 2012
Comment: Ty so much. Sorry for the late rating
eepy rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch #2 on Sep 3, 2012
Comment: I loved your ATC, Kristen. One of the best in the swap -- and major congrats to anyone who has done the Camino!
wolfeagle rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch #2 on Aug 31, 2012
Comment: Thank you!
Comment: Great ATC and sounds like a wonderful trip wish I could do something like that Happy Swapping Debi
kindledwhimsy rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch #2 on Aug 19, 2012
Comment: I love that you created an ATC series based on your adventures abroad, and loved reading about how you created your background. Thank you; it was a pleasure to open! :o) Ainslie
urquhart rated for ATC Megaswap With a Catch #2 on Aug 17, 2012
Comment: Kristen: I loved your ATC and the letter that accompanied it. It is really special to have a heartfelt piece of such a personal journey as you took while walking the Camino. You are also a very interesting writer and would probably make a fascinating travel companion. I hope our paths meet again someday . . . Judy

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melimar on Oct 29, 2013:

I know what you mean... I've lost my interest too... and I miss you and a couple of other ppl I liked hanging out with, here... :( How's life back there?

anrtist on Oct 23, 2013:

hey! your area thread just got new member in LLL GROUP!!!!

wolfeagle on Jul 6, 2013:

We were just over there on the 4th....at American Furniture, but you all were closed. Moving to Midtown....how exciting. Are you having a house warming party?

anrtist on Jun 18, 2013:

Hey, Just updated in SBFlakers thread to Maybe Answer your ? I think we were thinking about @tangledstanley

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