Swap-bot Time: November 26, 2020 4:47 am


Date Joined: April 2, 2019
Last Online: November 25, 2020

Country: Canada
My Etsy Store


Hello! I'm Katelynn.

Born and raised in Canada and still loving living by the mountains, I'm recently unemployed and loving every minute of getting back to my creative side that this free time has offered. Seeing as we're land-locked and it's safer indoors, I opened an Etsy store (Unexplored Pages) at the beginning of August where I'm selling my watercolour bookmarks, but I hope to also one day sell my artwork - maybe even have it in a gallery in town! I drink waaaay too much coffee and whiskey (sometimes even together), collecting notebooks and pens and stickers I'll never use, and getting mail.

I was on Swap-Bot and Postcrossing for years, but in a fit of depression deleted my accounts and have no idea where they went.. I look forward to re-building my rapport and sending fun mail again! I have a little chest full of my old postcards and swaps from years past and it has always brightened my days.. Putting a well-thought letter or mail-art in the mail box is one of the best feelings, just like receiving them is.

Over the years I've been incredibly fortunate to have been able to travel in my free time, and it's one of my greatest passions. One day in the near future I hope to get a visa and move abroad, learn a new language, and immerse myself in a new country and culture. I'm addicted to travel documentaries and shows and adventure books, so please please pass on any recommendations you have!!


  • Anything dark, creepy, black, gothic, or halloween related. My Halloween starts September 1st (no lie).
  • Quotes, Book recommendations, calligraphy, and handwriting
  • Handmade art and postcards (please feel free to send me a handmade postcard instead of a store-bought even if the challenge calls for it).
  • Travel and finding new spots I need to visit. I'd love to know where you would recommend I visit in your area!!
  • Languages. I would swoon to receive a handwritten note or quote written in another language.
  • Stamps and postmarks - if you can get the letter/postcard stamped at the post office it would make my day!
  • Harry Potter (proud Slytherin over here!)
  • Anything and everything fantasy.
  • Anime & manga. Howl's Moving Castle is my favourite movie of all time.
  • Chocolate (without fruit).
  • Coffee over tea everyday.
  • My favourite colour is blue and my favourite animal is a wolf.


  • Kid / child-like items unless I signed up for a kid-themed swap specifically.
  • Religious, sports, military, & political items. There's enough stuff when watching the news, I'd rather keep the fun mail fun.


Despite my likes & dislikes up above, for art and ATC swaps please send things in your own style and of things that make you happy! I have a vast array of likes and dislikes and am not easily offended. Art is meant to be expressed the way you feel it, so please send and make whatever feels right for you!!

The ATC's and Mail Art swaps I will send won't have much, if any stickers. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums - charcoal, ink, scratchart, watercolour, gouache, and acrylic - so I treat each of them as mini paintings or drawings. I hope you're not disappointed by them! I've never been good at scrapbooking or bullet journaling, but my goodness do I admire those who are!!


I guess in cases of pen pal and writing journals, here are a couple of my "favourites" to compare interests! Also, these are ordered in the way they came to mind, not in order of favourites.


  • "Frankenstein" by Mary Shelley
  • Harry Potter (proud Slytherin! 🐍 )
  • Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas
  • "A Court of Mist & Fury" by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Kingkiller Chronicles by Patrick Rothfuss
  • The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
  • Six of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo
  • "Paddle to the Amazon" by Don Starkell 🍁(amazing Canadian true story adventure!)

I'm also a huge fan of Manhwa and my morning routine consists of reading Webtoons with my coffee in the morning. If you have any manhwa you follow please share!!


  • Harry Potter
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Disney (all of them)
  • Studio Ghibli (Howl's Moving Castle & Spirited Away are my favourites, though I love them all)

🎭 TV & Series

  • Doctor Who
  • Game of Thrones (except season 8)
  • Modern Family
  • Alone


  • My Hero Academia
  • Dr. Stone
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Slime Datta Ken
  • Re:Zero
  • Steins Gate

My brother and I watch the airing season on the weekends together so this list is very long.

Estimated Times

I'll update this as things are received (dates are combined between Swap-Bot and Postcrossing). Mail seems to be getting to my recipients faster than mail gets to me, so I apologize for the delays!


  • AB to Ontario - ?
  • AB to Washington - ?
  • AB to California - 14 days
  • AB to East USA - ?
  • AB to UK - ?
  • AB to Germany - 9-11 days
  • AB to France - 25 days
  • AB to Russia - 21-24 days


  • ON to AB - 10 days
  • Alaksa to AB - 28 days
  • Minnesota to AB - 25 days
  • Netherlands to AB - 31 days
  • Belgium to AB - 15 days
  • Findland to AB - 21 days
  • Germany to AB - 10-21 days
  • UK to AB - 10-30 days


Comment: Wow! what a beautiful HD/HP ATC! I'll really treasure this amazing work of art! Thank you so much <3<3<3
ddoherty6138 rated for 15 minutes a day - week 5 on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Katelynn - Glad you got back on track with the 15 minutes. Good luck on the painting - Check out prices on Etsy to see what others are charging. d
karli rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: Very pretty card, thank you! K
Juniebird rated for Cut n Paste Postcard on Nov 24, 2020
Comment: I love the picture you chose, very cool! Also enjoyed your note.. I like to look through old magazines too. Best wishes and thanks again!
user6937 rated for 15 minutes a day - week 5 on Nov 23, 2020
Comment: Glad to see you back this week. Desks / tables are the hardest, aren't they? Always have their tops available for stuff :)
debbiespoms rated for Christmas Card Exchange on Nov 21, 2020
Comment: Thank you Katelynn for the pretty card, along with 3 PC's and stickers & papers!
derakisu rated for CA : ATC Pick one #4 on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: I'm so lucky to get two of your ATCs in such a short time ! I love what you did for the "In a small boat" prompt, it's spot on. I love the soft, more subdued colours of the row of houses vs. the black silhouette of the man in his boat. It's striking ! Thank you so much. ^_^
derakisu rated for CA : ATC Witch on Nov 20, 2020
Comment: Whoa, what a beautiful ATC ! I'm so glad to get it ! The touches of gold are such a nice touch. It's really nice to see the reference photo and see how you adapted it to your style. Thank you for the extras too. Also, I love your printed enveloppe and the wax seal, and your penmanship too ! I wish I could write half as well. I have the same awful cursive since I was a child.
Fieke rated for Easy Postcard Swap on Nov 17, 2020
Comment: Thanks a lot for your postcard. We don't have a lot of snow in Belgium. Some years we haven't any :(
BooksPaperNature rated for Ugly PC Swap #18 on Nov 16, 2020
Comment: Hi Katelynn, your postcard came in this morning. It's the first swap-bot swap I've received from a fellow Canadian! (and the 3rd one I've received so far since joining). I love wax seals - really like the paper plane one you've included on the postcards. The postcard itself is such a treat to read. Your handwriting takes me back to the days when mails were written with feather pens and sealed by wax. I hear you about picking up a postcard and realized there's something about it that's not working. The one I sent came from the beautiful Chutes provincial park in Massey, ON. And then I realized there's a person in the photo next to the rapids, which ruined it for me. I'll add Cochrane, AB to my travel list :)
Comment: Thank you so much for the wonderful atc and the extras if I could give more than a heart I would.
Comment: Thank you so much for the amazing letter! It is definitely one of the prettiest envelopes I've gotten. I love the galaxy style print and all the extras are just gorgeous. The bookmark is stunning and I loved reading your letter. Your writing is so lovely. SO small and neat. I feel like you must use such a fine tipped pen. Thank you again :)
ddoherty6138 rated for 15 minutes a day - week 3 on Nov 13, 2020
Comment: Katelynn - Looking forward to see what you create for your Etsy shop. Good luck.
Comment: HOW ARE YOU SO TALENTED!!??! Oh my god, oh my god I love everything about this gorgeous bookmark, your handwriting doesn't even seem real it's that beautiful! Thank you so much for everything, for joining the swap, for the bookmark and the letter and everything and for being so talented! I hope you have a stunning weekend!
Response: I'm so happy you like it!!! This message made my day - thank you!! Thanks for hosting the swap - I loved it!! Best wishes & stay safe!!
Comment: Hi Katelynn, thank you so much for your email! It was awesome to read through! I especially loved the fonts and all the little extras you added! I'll definitely have to add some of those books to my tbr! Stay safe xx
user6937 rated for 15 minutes a day - week 3 on Nov 10, 2020
Comment: Wow, 200 bookmarks! They're so pretty, too.
Comment: You have such lovely handwriting! And the graphic on the card is very attractive as well. My husband is the beer fan in our family and I do admit I'll sometimes buy him something based on the packaging! (except not IPAs - like you, he doesn't enjoy those)
Comment: Writing back:)
ddoherty6138 rated for 15 minutes a day - week 1 on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: TC - Such interesting art - great start on the organization of your paper. keep it up
AFK rated for Instax/Polaroid swap on Oct 29, 2020
Comment: I loved your photos and the stories to go with them + all the extras, thank you.❤️ (Your camera takes better photos than mine)
Response: Glad it made it to you safe and sound! Thanks for the heart!

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captkristi on Nov 19, 2020:

Can't believe no one has left you a message in over a year!!! I am super happy to be able to be first :) Just wanted to say that I am loving your Postcard series and am currently working no my Camden Eye in "your style". I came to read your profile and see that you liked the Kingkiller Chronicles...ME TOO!!! Can't wait to see what the next book brings. Wish it would HURRY UP!! Take care. Kristi

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